Espanyol’s woes continue: “We have to pick ourselves up and go again”

first_img EFE The decisive moment was Bardhi making it 2-1 to Levante. “When we were level, we had a lot of chances. We took the game to them and, in our strongest period of the match, Bardhi scores and that hurt the team.” CEST Upd. at 18:31 Espanyol defender David López admits that following a tough home defeat to Levante the only option for team is to “pick themselves up and go again”. The 3-1 loss leaves them rock bottom of the current LaLiga standings. IN SPORT.EScenter_img Lopez doesn’t want to dwell on this game and is looking to turn the situation around as soon as possible. “I feel bad for losing. The team has made a big change and we’ve improved. We deserve a lot more than we’ve got so far, but we have to carry on going until we have nothing left.” Lopez didn’t shy away from the cameras following the match. “It’s a bad result for us. We were desperate to turn the situation around and move forward but it wasn’t to be. We’ve played two matches at 2PM, with one day’s less rest (than Levante), and against Getafe we played with 10-men. It’s tough.”  20/06/2020 David López: “Solo queda levantarnos y seguir”last_img read more

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Flanigan is pitch perfect

first_imgBy Hayley Wildes  When you’ve had the sort of consistent and frustrating injuries that Sinead Flanigan has endured throughout her…[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

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PRO12 Preview: Connacht v Munster

first_imgPRO12 2016/178th – W4 D0 L6 – 20pts1st – W9 D0 L2 – 42pts Top try scorer4 – Niyi Adeolokun5 – Ronan O’Mahony Connacht Rugby’s last eight matches in the Guinness PRO12 have all gone in favour of the home side.Connacht have won their last six matches at The Sportsground in all tournaments since Ospreys were victorious there in round 2 of the PRO12.Munster’s solitary defeat in the last nine rounds of the Guinness PRO12 was 14-25 to Leinster at Aviva Stadium on 8 October.The Munstermen have the second-best away record in the PRO12 this season with a won four lost one record on their travels despite the fact that they have scored nine tries and conceded nine in those games.Connacht achieved a season’s double over Munster for the first time ever last year and have won three of their last four contests against their southern neighbours.Munster have been defeated on their last two visits to the Sportsground.Overall Guinness PRO12 head to head record: Did you know? Played 28, Connacht won 4, Munster won 23 with 1 game drawn.Connacht v MunsterSaturday 31st DecemberAt The Sportsground, 5.30pm.Live on TG4Referee: David Wilkinson (IRFU, 48th competition game)Assistant Referees:  Dudley Phillips, Mark Patton (both IRFU)Citing Commissioner:  Wayne Sheridan (IRFU)TMO: Simon McDowell (IRFU)Tickets: SOLD OUT 16Kieran Marmion(T) Darragh Leader(2C) Aly Muldowney(T) Miah Nikora(P) Craig Ronaldson(T/C)Peter O’Mahony(T) Ian Keatley(C/3P) Last 6 PRO12 formWllWWl (15pts)lwWWwW (23pts) 14Finlay Bealham(T) Shane O’Leary(3C/3P) Niyi Adeolokun(2T) Penalty Try(T)Johnny Holland(2C) Mike Sherry(T) Simon Zebo(T) Sat 19 Apr 14Sportsground23 Top points scorer59 – Jack Carty66 – Tyler Bleyendaal print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Thu 1 Jan 15Sportsground24 HEAD TO HEAD – RECENT GUINNESS PRO12 MEETINGS MConnacht scorersMunster scorers Sat 28 Nov 15Thomond Park18 12Tiernan O’Halloran(T) Bundee Aki(T) Craig Ronaldson(C/2P)Niall Scannell(T) Ian Keatley(C) Penalty Try(T) 22Dave Heffernan(T) Dan Parks(C/3P)JJ Hanrahan(T/C/5P) Sat 16 Apr 16Sportsground35 Fri 27 Dec 13Thomond Park16 DateVenueC 32Matt Healy(T) Danie Poolman(T) Eoin McKeon(T) Dan Parks(C) Miah Nikora(2P)Andrew Conway(T) Paddy Butler(T) Denis Hurley(T) Ian Keatley(3C/2P) Gerhard van den Heever(T) 23 Dec – Ulster (A) L 7-2326 Dec – Leinster (H) W 29-17 COMPARISONConnachtMunster Sat 28 Mar 15Thomond Park20 3 Dec – Treviso (H) W 47-82 Dec – Glasgow (A) W 16-15 Last 3 PRO12 results:25 Nov – Cardiff Blues (H) W 18-726 Nov – Treviso (H) W 46-3 42Jack Carty(2P) Shane O’Leary(T) Miah Nikora(T/2C)Duncan Casey(T) Andrew Smith(T) Keith Earls(T) JJ Hanrahan(3C) Billy Holland(T) Denis Hurley(T) Ian Keatley(3C) Simon Zebo(T)last_img read more

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Galway GAA Results

first_imgClaregalway Hotel/Bon Secours Hospital Intermediate Football Semi-Final Claregalway Hotel/Bon Secours Hospital Senior Football Relegation Quarter-FinalCaltra 1-14 Micheal Breathnach 0-8 Car Parts Warehouse Co. Junior A Football Championship Final St James 1-10 Corofin 1-9 Claregalway Hotel/Bon Secours Hospital Senior Football Relegation Semi-FinalBarna 2-17 Kilconly 0-11Salthill Hotel Senior Hurling Championship Quarter FinalsCraughwell 0-15 Portumna 0-12Cappataggle 0-19 Sarsfields 0-14Liam Mellows 0-18 Clarinbridge 1-15Gort 1-25 Killimordaly 2-16WERS Waste U16 Football Division 1 A Shield FinalBarna 4-11 Caherlistrane 1-8Ocean Hygiene Supplies & Packaging U15 A1 Hurling Championship – Group 1 Cup Semi-FinalSarsfields 0-10 Gort 1-7Division 1 LeagueMountbellew/Moylough W/O Cortoon ShamrocksCorofin W/O MenloughDivision 2 LeagueOughterard 1-6 An Cheathrú Rua 0-5Division 4 LeagueAn Fhairche – Clonbur 1-13 Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir 0-15Williamstown 1-12 Oranmore-Maree 1-10WERS Waste U15 Football Division 4 League FinalKilkerrin-Clonberne 2-10 An Fhairche – Clonbur 2-4Challoner Trophies Under 14 Harvest League CAnnaghdown 1-12 Skehana 0-3Challoner Trophies U21 B Hurling ChampionshipMichael Cusacks 2-12 Moycullen 0-10Killimor 0-24 Carnmore 0-9Abbeyknockmoy 3-13 Ballinasloe 1-11print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Claregalway 3-12 Kilkerrin/Clonberne 2-13 (AET) Car Parts Warehouse Co. Junior C Football Championship FinalClaregalway 1-16 An Cheathrú Rua 0-10last_img read more

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Three-game ban on 41 APOEL fans

first_imgBy Constantinos PsillidesThe Limassol District Court decided on Wednesday to impose a three-game ban on the 41 APOEL fans arrested in connection with violence during the APOEL-AEL football match in Limassol on Sunday.According to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), this was the largest group of football fans ever to be barred from entering the pitch.Police spokesman Ioannis Soteriades told CNA the ban could be prolonged if need be.Included within the 41 are nine APOEL fans remanded for three days in custody on Monday on suspicion of disturbance of peace, arson, assault and battery against officers, carrying dangerous objects and drug possession.The youngest fan arrested was 16 while the oldest was 32.According to police reports, at half time, APOEL fans set fire to stadium seats, a fire escape exit and a canteen warehouse causing extensive damage. They also hurled objects at officers, injuring four.Police spokesman Andreas Angelides had said that some 100 APOEL fans were hosed down by a fire engine as they tried to prevent firefighters from putting out the blaze. They formed a human chain around the fire and hurled seats, flares, smoke bombs, stones, and ceramic tiles and toilet bowls they had taken from the stadium.The 41 were arrested after the end of the game that ended 2-1 to AEL, when police brought all six buses that were to transport the 150 APOEL fans back to Nicosia into the stadium and searched every person one by one.In the buses, an expendable baton, a folding knife, several flares, a bag containing what is believed to be cannabis, a three-metre chain and a slingshot were found, police said.last_img read more

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Indonesia cites twisted bowel in death of Javan rhino

first_imgLast month, rangers in Indonesia’s Ujung Kulon National Park found an adult male rhino dead on a beach.A necropsy determined the rhino’s death was due to complications from a twisted bowel, putting to rest fears of poaching or contagion.Despite the death, the Javan rhino population has shown stable growth with the birth of two calves earlier this year, putting the tally at minimum 68 individuals. JAKARTA — Veterinarians and wildlife experts in Indonesia have determined the death of a rhinoceros in the west coast of Java Island last week was due to fatal complications from a twisted intestine. The announcement puts to rest fears the animal could have been killed by poachers or an infectious disease.Rangers at Ujung Kulon National Park, home to the only remaining population of the critically endangered Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus), on April 23 found an adult male rhino dead on one of the park’s beaches. The animal was thought to be 30 years old and was affectionately known as Samson. His death brought the total known population of the species to 68 individuals.None of the rhino’s body parts were missing, indicating that poaching was not the cause of death, and a preliminary examination showed no signs of poisoning or contagious infection. The park’s officials then took tissue samples to make a conclusive report on the cause of the death.The body of a Javan rhinoceros was found last month near a beach at an Indonesian national park. Image courtesy of WWF-Indonesia.The necropsy found that the rhino’s large and small intestines were twisted, eventually releasing bacterial toxins that spread throughout the body, according to a team of veterinarians from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and WWF-Indonesia.This condition is not new to the species. A 2012 paper by a veterinarian at IPB found that the intestinal condition had killed five Javan rhinos in 1982 and one in 2003.“The most important thing is that the death was not because of rhino poaching, as the horn is still attached,” said Kurnia Khairani, a veterinarian with WWF, in an April 27 statement. “The necropsy result also indicates that [the death] was not from infection or contagious diseases, like anthrax.”Experts had feared the possibility of an epidemic. With the entire species confined to a single nature reserve, a contagious disease could potentially wipe out the Javan rhino for good.Although the death was attributed to natural causes, it adds urgency to calls for a portion of the population to be relocated to a second site.The Indonesian government and rhino experts have since 2015 been scouting for such a site, to avoid a decline in population due to the park reaching carrying capacity and to serve as insurance against the threats of diseases, poaching and other human incursions, and natural disasters such as tsunamis and volcanic eruptions. Despite the death of Samson, the Javan rhino population has expanded with the birth of two calves earlier this year, putting the tally at minimum 68 individuals: 29 adult males, 24 adult females and 15 juveniles.Veterinarians and wildlife experts take tissue samples from the Javan rhino for a necropsy to pinpoint the cause of death. Image courtesy of WWF-Indonesia.Banner image: A park ranger examines the male Javan rhino found dead on April 23. Image courtesy of the Ujung Kulon National Park Agency.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Article published by Basten Gokkoncenter_img Animals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Endangered Species, Environment, Javan Rhinos, Mammals, Protected Areas, Rainforest Animals, Rhinos, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation last_img read more

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Police offer $10M reward for recapture of prison escapees

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) has amped up efforts to recapture the four remaining prison escapees. As such, the Force on Wednesday announced a million reward for information leading to the arrest of the remaining four prison escapees. The fugitives include three high profile prisoners, who escaped the Camp Street penitentiary during the July 9, 2017 riot where prison warden Odinga Wickham was shot dead. The remaining prisoner escaped from Lusignan on July 24.Paul Goriah is the lone Lusignan inmate on the run while the wanted prisoners, who hijacked a taxi and fled the Camp Street Prison are Uree Varswyck; Mark Royden Durant, also known as “Royden Williams”; and Cobena Stephens, also known as “OJ”. These three are considered armed and very dangerous; so much so that Varswyck, an ex-cop was fingered by several prison officers as the gunman who murdered prison officer and principal breadwinner for his family, Odinga Wickham.Varswyck, Durant and Stephens were believed to have been moving as a unit along with fellow Camp Street escapee Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander, but the latter was re-captured by Police on July 29. During a period of heavy rain on July 24, 2017, 13 men – 10 who were charged for murder – escaped Lusignan via a dug-out hole which was hidden under a make-shift pit latrine. Clive Forde, Pascal Smith, Kerry Cromwell, Odel Roberts, Kendell Skeet, Rayon Jones, Jason Howard, Shawn Harris, Paul Goriah and Jamal Forde were held for murder armed robbery; and accused inmates Teshawn McKenzie and Winston Long and attempted murder accused, Jamal Joseph. While 11 of the men were recaptured without incident, Clive Forde put up a fight will Joint Services ranks and was killed in a gunfire exchange.Police advised that anyone with information that may lead to the recapture of the escapees, is asked to contact the Police on telephone numbers 225-6411, 225-8196, 225-2227, 226-1389, 227-2128, 227-1149, 226-7065, 699-0869, 600-3019, 699-0867, 669-4606, 603-3261 or the nearest Police Station. Police noted that all information will be treated with strict confidentiality.One year prior to this latest spat of prison unrest, 17 inmates were killed in a prison riot at the Camp Street Prison in March 2016.last_img read more

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Ranieri seeks matadors as faltering Leicester head to Sevilla

first_img0Shares0000A year on from winning the Premier League title against all the odds, Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City just a point above the relegation zone © AFP / Cristina QUICLERSEVILLE, Spain, Feb 21 – Under fire Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has called on his players to show the courage of “matadors” to cause a huge Champions League shock against high-flying Spaniards Sevilla during their last-16 first leg Wednesday.A year on from winning the Premier League title against all the odds, Ranieri’s men lie just a point above the relegation zone. However, the Italian hopes that with the pressure lifted on their return to Champions League action, Leicester can summon the spirit of last season.“I want the gladiator, the matadors,” said Ranieri when asked if his players would be lambs to the slaughter at the daunting Sanchez Pizjuan.“We know they are better than us, but we know we can fight.“We have to fight with our heads held high and chests out.”The contrast in form and European pedigree between the sides couldn’t be starker with Sevilla flying high in La Liga and having won the Europa League in each of the past three seasons.“We are serious underdogs. If you look at what Sevilla have achieved in the past 10 years they are used to staying at the top,” added Ranieri.However, having saved their best for the Champions League so far this season, Ranieri is hoping a famous European night can turn their campaign around.“Tomorrow could be the turning point. If we lose nothing happens, but if we win something inside could change and we need one match like this.”Jorge Sampaoli’s Sevilla are third in La Liga behind Real Madrid and Barcelona © AFP/File / GERARD JULIENRecord signing Islam Slimani hasn’t recovered from injury so Jamie Vardy is likely to start on his own up front for the visitors.The England international’s dip in form has been a key reason to Leicester’s change in fortunes this season, but he too is hoping a relief from the pressures of the Premier League will unleash their best.“It’s going to be a big game, we just hope we can make it a memorable one,” said Vardy.“It is a game where we can just forget about that for one night and hopefully if we get a good performance we can use that to kick on and pull ourselves away from the relegation zone.”Leicester’s disastrous form also saw them dumped out of the FA Cup in embarrassing fashion in a 1-0 defeat to 10-man Millwall of the third tier League One on Saturday.However, Ranieri is set to recall a host of first team regulars after making 10 changes against Millwll as the likes of Vardy and Riyad Mahrez should return.– ‘Time waits for no one’ –Jamie Vardy has failed to score in nine games since netting a hat-trick against Manchester City © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLSevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli highlighted Vardy as Leicester’s major threat.“Vardy was decisive last year and his lack of goals explains Leicester’s current problems,” said the Argentine.“When Vardy starts scoring we will once again see the Leicester that are extremely dangerous.”Sampaoli, though, admitted the pressure building on Ranieri is inevitable unless results drastically improve.“Now no one talks about the team that won the league in an incredible and historic way, but of the present when they are not playing well and fighting against relegation,” he added.“Common sense would say that someone who achieved so much from a team with so little can turn the situation around, but time waits for no one, not even someone as good as Ranieri who won the Premier League.”Sevilla’s only absences are at the back with Gabriel Mercado and Nico Pareja missing through suspension and injury respectively.Sampaoli is expected to make just two changes from the side that beat Eibar 2-0 on Saturday to remain third in La Liga, with Brazilian right-back Mariano and Spanish international Vitolo coming into the side.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Celtic 2-0 Rangers: Hoops cruise past sorry Gers into League Cup final

first_img Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths 1 Celtic dominated their reunion against fierce rivals Rangers in the Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park with a comfortable 2-0 victory.The Hoops capitalised on a frantic start when Leigh Griffiths diverted a searching cross from Stefan Johansen, and added a second before the break with Kris Commons’ sizzling effort.With Rangers failing to register a single shot on target throughout the match, Celtic’s place in the final against Dundee United never looked in doubt.The start of the match reciprocated the electric atmosphere inside Scotland’s national stadium, until Celtic took the lead after just ten minutes.Griffiths’ peeling run was well spotted by Johansen’s sumptuous delivery, before the former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker nodded home from close range.The Bhoys continued to enjoy the majority of possession and capitalised on Rangers’ defensive mindset mid-way through the first half.Scott Brown – marauding through midfield – found Commons in space, and the 31-year-old sent the green half of Hampden into raptures with a stunning drive from 25 yards past Steve Simonsen.Celtic’s dominance aligned with Rangers’ lack of adventure and Ronny Deila’s side could have added a third before the interval, but Virgil van Dijk miscued an unmarked header over the crossbar.The Bhoys seemed content with their two-goal cushion and, with little threat coming from their Glasgow counterparts, looked happy to control proceedings rather than push for a third.And a laboured second half failed to deliver any clear-cut chances, although Lee McCulloch’s clash with John Guidetti did rouse a few supporters, as Celtic eased to victory and the Old Firm bragging rights.last_img read more

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