Portu trains with Girona after transfer to Sevilla broke down

first_img 03/09/2018 Upd. at 22:33 Portu se entrena de nuevo con el Girona CEST Carles Rosellcenter_img IN SPORT.ES The market is closed and Portu trained again with Girona. In the first session of the week he made his return. After not travellign to Villarreal for the win there on Friday because of a potential move to Sevilla, he is back working with coach Eusebio Sacristan. Just another player in the squad. Eusebio could not work with injured players Carles Planas, Jonas Ramalho and Johan Mojica, while Cristhian Stuani and Yassine Bounou were with their respective countries. Meanwhile Douglas Luiz is still in Brazil and is yet to come to Girona to be presented.last_img read more

10 goals… 10 years erased

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL CASEY CARDINIA FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE GRAND FINAL REVIEW – SENIORS BEACONSFIELD – the irresistible force of the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

A hardy career

first_imgBy NICOLE WILLIAMS MANY long-term Pakenham residents could remember the growth and change of the Hardy’s business throughout the years….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

FAI Cup Round One Fixtures Confirmed

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway United’s FAI Cup First Round game with Killester United has been confirmed for Haddon Park in Killester on Sunday the 13th of August kicking off at 2pm. Following FAI venue inspections, several non-league grounds have been passed to host the FAI Cup fixtures including Evergreen who will be able to host SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Drogheda United at their home ground in Kilkenny.The fixtures will be played across Friday, Saturday and Sunday as holders Cork City kick-off their defence at Bray Wanderers on Saturday, August 12th at 7pm.Furthermore, the second round draw will take place on Monday, August 14th live on RTE’s Soccer Republic. The show will begin at 6.30pm on the RTE Player and the draw will be broadcast live on the programme.The full Irish Daily Mail First Round fixture list is below.Friday, 11th August – Cabinteely v U.C.D., Stradbrook, 7.45 pmFriday, 11th August – Waterford v Shelbourne, R.S.C., 7.45 pmFriday, 11th August – Finn Harps v Bohemians, Finn Park, 8.00 pmFriday, 11th August – Shamrock Rovers v Glenville, Tallaght Stadium, 8.00pmFriday, 11th August – Wexford v Crumlin United, Ferrycarrig Park, 8.00pmSaturday, 12th August – Cobh Wanderers v Killarney Celtic, Oldchurch Park, 4.00 pmSaturday, 12th August – Cobh Ramblers v Limerick, St. Colman’s Park, 7.45 pmSaturday, 12th August – Ballincollig v Athlone Town, CIT, 5.00 pmSaturday, 12th August – Bangor Celtic v Everton, Iveagh Grounds, 6.30 pmSaturday, 12th August – Bray Wanderers v Cork City, Carlisle Grounds, 7.00 pmSaturday, 12th August – Longford Town v Sligo Rovers, City Calling Stadium, 7.30 pmSunday, 13th August – Bluebell United v Sheriff YC, Red Cow, 12.00 pmSunday, 13th August – Evergreen v Drogheda United, Evergreen Park, 2.00 pmSunday, 13th August – Killester United v Galway United, Haddon Park, 2.00 pmSunday, 13th August – Portmarnock v St. Patrick’s Athletic, Paddy’s Hill, 2.00 pmSunday, 13th August – Dundalk v Derry City, Oriel Park, 6.30pmlast_img read more

Australian impostors play official golf tournament in North Korea

first_imgMorgan Ruig and Evan Shay, both 28, were on a polo trip in Beijing when they heard about the competition.They successfully applied to play as the Australian team and wore green blazers bearing the national logo.The men, who do not play professionally, left North Korea without problems after the event.The two-day tournament brought 85 participants from around the world to North Korea’s only golf course in Pyongyang.The Australian pair were chaperoned throughout their five-day trip which included a tour of the capital, where they placed a bouquet at a monument to the country’s leaders.”We were very nervous handing our passports over at the border. There are stories of people not coming home,” Mr Ruig told the Courier-Mail newspaper.North Korea’s later leader Kim Jong-il opened Pyongyang golf complex in 1987. It is claimed he shot 11 hole-in-ones on his first attempt at the sport.Mr Ruig and Mr Shay, who became friends at Brisbane Boys’ College, did not come close to beating the Supreme Leader’s supposed world-record 38 under par.”I hit 120 and my caddy told me I had bought great shame to my family,” Mr Ruig said.”We played very poorly… but we met some very interesting people.”Mr Ruig told Yahoo Sport that officials “thought it was quite funny”, and that they had no problems leaving the country afterwards.Despite their poor show, he said the whole trip was “character building”.”I wouldn’t recommend it to a light-hearted traveller. It was pretty hardcore but it was an amazing experience.”last_img read more

Francisco gives UST big lift in crucial win over NU

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos LATEST STORIES Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Francisco then got entrenched into the defensive schemes of NU that she was eventually used as bait in Rondina’s combination plays.“Coach told us that we should always be aggressive because every point matters so I told myself that I should kill every set I get,” said Francisco.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTin Francisco has never been the premier scoring option for University of Santo Tomas, but the Golden Tigresses were sure glad the sophomore hitter came up big in their final match of the elimination round.Francisco finished with 11 points, behind EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina, who had 22 points apiece, to help UST take the match in five sets against National University, 20-25, 19-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-12.ADVERTISEMENT Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Dutertecenter_img Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Cormier retains light heavyweight belt, retires Johnson Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “Of course I was surprised with my role today because I never expected to play the full game,” said Francisco. “I expected that I would just come in whenever the starters are thrown off their game.”“But I never expected that I will play the whole game against NU.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFrancisco came off the bench in the opening set and started the second until the fifth sets.She also made her mark in the closing moments for the Golden Tigresses when she gave UST a 9-7 lead in the fifth set. MOST READ On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town View comments Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’last_img read more

Negotiation with Govt was for “living wage” – GPSU

first_imgGPSU President Patrick YardeThe Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) said its engagement with the Government in the wages, salaries and allowances negotiation had a clear goal of seeking out a “a living wage” for public servants, solutions of the de-bunching issue within scales, and addressing the matter of the adequacy of allowances paid to public officers.The two parties are still at a standstill following Government’s announcement on Wednesday that the negotiation had come to an end and that the GPSU is yet to accept a 10 per cent increase offer. The public servants’ representative said the issue has to be discussed at its General Council meeting.“Prior to the start of the negotiations it had been agreed at the level of the union, that, first, an appropriate stage having been reached, our members would be briefed on the unfolding negotiations. It had also been agreed that the position of the Government of Guyana would be put to the General Council of the Union with a view to having it arrive at a determination as to whether that position met with the expectations of the union’s members in the context of the mandate set the negotiating team,” GPSU said in a statement on Thursday evening.It said during the initial period of the discussions, Government’s negotiating team made two offers commencing at the base at 5.5 per cent. They then increased that by .5 to six per cent. The union’s negotiating team rejected both proposals.“The union requested detailed information on several aspects of Government’s revenue and expenditure. Up to this time, these have not been provided. Even in the absence of the requested information the Union proceeded to finalise its own proposals. These were presented on August 9, 2016,” the GPSU statement outlined.Government on Wednesday evening issued a public statement reiterating that its “proposal took into consideration the fundamental need for a restructured public service which included the adjustment of scales for wages and salaries; the implementation of a merit increment system; and a resolution of the issue of de-bunching.”According to the missive released by Reginald Brotherson, head of the Government’s negotiating team, “GPSU agreed to consider Government’s final offer and indicated that a response will be forthcoming after a meeting of its General Council.”The negotiations were conducted within a two-month period from June 22, 2016 to August 24, 2016.The initial proposal of the GPSU was for a 40 per cent across the board increase for public servants, but this was subsequently adjusted to 25 per cent. The union had also demanded that allowances be included in the negotiations.Government responded by proposing that persons earning less than $100,000 be paid a 10 per cent increase while persons earning above $1 million would only get a one per cent increase.The union in its statement listed it wages, salaries and allowances proposals over a three-year period from 2016 to 2018.For the period of 2016, the GPSU proposed that “effective January 1, 2016, a flat increase of seven thousand, five hundred dollars ($7500) per month added to the salary at December 31, 2015 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service” in addition to “a 25 per cent increase across the board to the salary of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service.” With respect to 2017, GPSU proposed “a flat increase of seven thousand dollars ($7000) per month added to the salary at December 31, 2016 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service” in addition to “a 20 per cent increase across the board to the salary as at December 2016 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service.”While for the third year of 2018, it was proposed by the GPSU that “a flat increase of nine thousand dollars ($9000) per month added to the salary at December 31, 2017 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service” in addition to “a 20 per cent increase across the board to the salary as at December 2017 of each person employed in the public service as well as to the amount payable at the minimum and maximum of each of bands one to 14 of the schedule of salary in the public service”The union body also outlined that in respect of each of three years there “shall be an additional increase to cover the inflation as determined by the Bureau of Statistics.”The two-month long collective bargaining process concluded on Thursday without a definite agreement in place, leaving the door open to a unilateral increases by Government should the unions continue to reject the proposals.last_img read more

Dog Paddling

first_imgBy Josh Grossberg STAFF WRITER 2 p.m. Fujita Street, Torrance Everybody in the pool! Though summer may be reaching its symbolic close, at the VCA Kennel Club Resort and Spa the party continues. With the sun beating down on his black furry back, Maverick, a Labrador retriever, kicks his back legs, paddles his front paws and splashes enough water to soak the green AstroTurf surrounding the pool. He’s having the time of his life as he swims and frolics in the 15-foot round pool hidden behind the industrial-looking building. Too small for the Olympics and too big for a toddler, the above-ground pool is the perfect size for water-loving dogs. It’s filled with 4 feet of water, shallow enough for a medium-size dog to stand on its hind legs, but deep enough so they can’t stand on all fours. “They can swim a few laps,” said assistant manager Brian Spradlin. Generally open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the pool will likely remain open as long as the weather stays hot. It costs $12 for 15 minutes of playtime in the water. A ramp leads to the water’s edge, where dogs step onto a platform where only their paws will get wet. From there, they can take the plunge all the way in. Unlike in a pool for their owners, a heater stands at the ready to help dry the swimmers. But there are also accessories that any human would appreciate. “When it starts to cool off, we turn on the heater,” Spradlin said. “But most dogs don’t care about the temperature.” For some pooches, spending time in a pool is worse than a trip to the vet. First-timers are watched carefully to make sure they’re having fun. “Some we have to teach,” Spradlin said. “But some go crazy. If they like it, you can tell.” Water dogs like Labs generally love spending time in the pool, but other breeds enjoy it, too. Spradlin recalled a couple of dachshunds who liked swimming laps. “They looked like little logs in there,” Spradlin said. But swimming is more than recreation for some dogs. It’s also a valuable therapeutic tool, especially for dogs with bad hips. The pets are only allowed in the pool one at a time, but they’re not in there alone. Kayla Braun has spent her summer working as a “swimming instructor” at the kennel. She keeps them safe, helps them in and out and and tosses balls across the water. “Some splash and walk on the bottom” with their back legs, said the 17-year-old Gardena resident. “But smaller dogs like it, too. There’s a Chihuahua that’s really fast.” Some days only a handful of canines take advantage of the pool, but on other days, they’re waiting in line to get in. For Spradlin, who makes sure the pool is always clean, spending time in the water with a pooch is about as good as it gets. “I get paid to throw balls for dogs,” he said. josh.grossberg@dailybreeze.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

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman confirms no bids have been received for Man United target

first_imgSouthampton boss Ronald Koeman insists they have not received any bid for Sadio Mane and once again declared the forward would not be sold to Manchester United.The Senegal international emerged as a transfer target for the Old Trafford club after they claimed to drop interest in Pedro, with the Spaniard instead moving to Barclays Premier League rivals Chelsea.Southampton immediately played down reports suggesting United had made an approach for the 23-year-old, who played in their 1-1 Europa League play-off draw with FC Midtjylland on Thursday night.Louis van Gaal has missed out on a number of main transfer targets this summer and fellow Dutchman Koeman is keen to add Mane to that ever-growing list of names who United have failed to recruit.“The situation is so easy,” Koeman said.“We have to deal with that. I don’t like it because maybe players think they are not then focused on what they have to do. There is no bid for any player, no bid by the club.“We have to deal about rumours from the press and maybe from Manchester United – I don’t know because there is no contact and no bid for nobody and we don’t sell any more players. That is very clear in my opinion.“I spoke to Sadio and I will speak to everybody we have to deal with those rumours, we made a statement and everyone knows that statement.“We will always have rumours, but nobody is for sale. We like to continue with these players and that’s the most important.” Sadio Mane 1last_img read more


first_imgTadhg would have been very proud.That was the general reaction to this morning’s Breakfast For Tadhg which helped raise more than €2,000 for Relay For Life. The fundraiser, which took place at the Quiet Moment Tea Rooms in Letterkenny, honoured the late town councillor Tadhg Culbert.The former Mayor of Letterkenny, who died after a brave battle with cancer recently, often popped into the restaurant for tea and a scone.Owner of the Quiet Moment Brendan McGlynn said he was moved by how people reacted to the idea.“Even in these tight financial times, people dug deep and gave as much as they could. “The first person through the door put €50 in the tin and many did the same thereafter. Everyone put in what they could afforded and every cent was appreciated.“Tadhg would have been very proud of the trouble people went to in coming along and then donating.“It also showed how loved Tadhg was and how fondly he will be remembered for a very long time,” said Brendan. TADHG WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD AS BREAKFAST EVENT RAISES €2,000 was last modified: May 13th, 2013 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:Breakfast for TadhgQuiet MOmentRelay for Lifelast_img read more