first_imgMADRID (AP):Barcelona sent a strong message to AtlÈtico Madrid and Real Madrid yesterday, demolishing Deportivo La CoruÒa 8-0 to end a four-game winless streak and keep their lead in the Spanish League.Luis Su·rez scored four goals and set up three others to help Barcelona stop their free fall and show their determination to win the league for a second year in a row despite recent struggles.Lionel Messi, Neymar, Mark Bartra, and Ivan Rakitic also scored for the Catalan club at the Riazor Stadium in La CoruÒa.The much-needed win gave Barcelona 79 points to keep them ahead of AtlÈtico Madrid, who defeated Athletic Bilbao 1-0 with a 38th-minute goal by striker Fernando Torres for their eighth win in nine league games. AtlÈtico also reached 79 points, but they trail Barcelona on tiebreakers.Real Madrid stayed one point behind Barcelona and AtlÈtico with four rounds to go after a 3-0 win over Villarreal. Karim Benzema opened the scoring at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the 41st; Lucas Vazquez added a second in the 69th; and Luka Modric rounded off in the 76th.”The team was phenomenal from the first minute until the last,” said Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, whose team has won eight league games in a row.Cristiano Ronaldo left the match just before the final whistle with an apparent right-leg muscle injury. The club said he would undergo tests as a precaution today, but it did not appear to be a serious problem.last_img read more

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings View comments The Philippines in the Southeast Asian Games Assistant coach John Paul Merida said they are leaving it to head coach Marnelli Dimzon to decide on Madarang’s fate.But Merida said they have backup strikers like Kyren Angela Dimaandal and Hali Moriah Candido Long who can step up the plate.The young, energetic squad is bolstered by Fil-foreigns players including Madarang, Long, Faith Sean Ruetas and Patricia Tomanon and is often mentioned in the same sentence as their famous counterparts, Philippine Azkals.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “It doesn’t hurt. But it’s stiff. The swelling is down really,” said the 19-year-old Madarang who have not joined the team in practice. “I mean I really want to play but it’s what’s best for me and what’s best for the team.”But Team Philippines’ orthopaedic surgeon Felix Victor Gaddi didn’t recommend her to play, saying “risk outweighs” the gains.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Madarang, according to Gaddi, needs at least two months of rest. She just might be saved for the 2018 Asian Cup in Jordan.Incidentally, the Malditas qualified in the Asian Cup following an impressive showing by Madarang who scored four goals in total in the qualifier in Tajikistan. Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Malditas’ Eva Silva Madarang. INQUIRER/Marc Anthony ReyesKUALA LUMPUR — Given the choice, Eva Silva Madarang is willing to defy the recommendations of the coaching staff and even team doctors so she can play in the Southeast Asian Games women’s football opener against host Malaysia Tuesday.The bubbly Madarang, who hails from Thousand Oaks, California, dislocated her right elbow on Tuesdayhen the Malditas underwent training camp in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Teen gunned down in Masbate Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)last_img read more

first_imgPBA IMAGESPhoenix picked up where it left off, repulsing struggling Meralco, 96-86, at the resumption of the PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Eugene Phelps showed the way for the Fuel Masters, who climbed to 4-1, with 24 points and 19 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Calvin Abueva added 16 points and eight rebounds while Matthew Wright came off the bench and also scored 16 on 4-of-4 shooting from long range.The Bolts’ struggles continued as they suffered their third loss in four games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissChris Newsome had 18 points on 18 shots while Allen Durham was held to just 16 points and 13 rebounds for Meralco.  View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img MOST READ Ryukyu dismantles Xinjiang, enters Terrific 12 semis Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_img1 Manchester United target Wesley Sneijder has been offered a new two-year contract by Galatasaray, according to reports in Turkey.The Dutch playmaker has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer as Louis van Gaal aims to strengthen his attacking options ahead of the club’s return to the Champions League.But Turkish newspaper Sabah are claiming that Galatasaray president Dursun Ozbek has arranged talks with Sneijder’s agent Guido Albers to discuss a new deal.The 30-year-old enjoyed his most productive season at Galatasaray since joining from Inter in 2013 – scoring 14 goals and creating six assists in all competitions. Wesley Sneijder last_img read more

first_img 12 Southampton reveal new club badge – The Saints have given their new club crest a 2016 edge by installing an emoji at the top of their old badge. The Saint emoji was chosen for obvious reasons after a series of meetings over the past year and is meant to represent Southampton’s forward thinking approach. Click the arrow above, right, to see a round up of the best April Fools’ Day pranks!Have you seen any better ones? Let us know in the comments section below! Wayne Rooney – Striker to quit football for WWE – Wayne Rooney is set to quit football altogether to realise his dream of becoming a professional wrestler with the WWE. The Manchester United and England striker had a feud with British-born ‘King Barrett’ during a UK show last year where he slapped the former Intercontinental Champion. He is due to earn nearly double that of John Cena, the company’s current highest paid star. It’s April 1 meaning football clubs and PR companies are rolling out their best pranks of the year to fool fans and media alike.However, things like Arsene Wenger’s refusal to quit Arsenal and Aston Villa’s league form are not among this year’s jokes – those things are very real.There are others that are not so obvious, such as Leicester City’s tweet that the club’s chairman will be providing every fan with a free beer and doughnut – which would cause some outrage should Foxes fans turn up at the King Power on Sunday and receive nothing. 12 12 12 🚨 FREE 🍺 & 🍩 ALERT! 🚨There’s a free Singha beer & @krispykremeUK doughnut for every #lcfc fan at Sunday’s game, courtesy of our Chairman!— Leicester City (@LCFC) April 1, 2016 12 West Ham – Hammers sign Sunday league goalkeeper – West Ham United announced the signing of Sunday league stopper Robert Hatton on a two-year-deal after a stunning performance in Mark Noble’s testimonial on Easter Monday. Hatton, who is to receive the no.31 shirt, saved three penalties in the shootout to impress Slaven Bilic. Plymouth Argyle – Water buffalo droppings used on Home Park – Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park pitch has deteriorated dramatically lately as a result of algae so the club have come up with an ingenious solution to remedy the problem. The Pilgrims have loaned a pair of water buffalo from Paignton Zoo to ‘do their business’ on the pitch to try and get the surface ready for AFC Wimbledon’s visit in eight days. Arsenal – First stadium sunroof – Click the right arrow above to see more pranks… – As part of the ‘Arsenalisation’ project, the Gunners are to install the first ever sunroof for a football stadium at the Emirates, which will take approximately 11 seconds to open and close. Research suggests that the sunroof will produce a further four to six goals a season as the players avoid having sun in their eyes to distract them. The roof will coincidentally be ready on April Fools’ Day next year. Bayern Munich sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic – The German giants sent out a tweet announcing they had signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who is a free agent in the summer – for their official basketball team. They included this image of a barely passable Ibrahimovic lookalike at his official unveiling. Manchester City – Fabian Delph storms out of press conference – Crocked star Fabian Delph reacted angrily to a question about his injury by the club’s own City TV channel and stormed out of the interview. When asked about a potential return date, the 26-year-old said: “You lot like to ask a lot of questions about injuries. I thought City TV was supposed to be different?” before walking out while the reporter was left genuinely stunned. Aston Villa – #WelcomeSteve – Although not an April Fools’ Day prank from the club themselves – they probably have more important matters to deal with right now – fans took it upon themselves to add yet more misery to an already terrible season. 12 12 12 Olympique Lyonnais reveal new playing surface – Lyon tweeted that their pitch at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais would be painted blue for the remainder of the Ligue 1 season. England to be banned from Euro 2016 – The Telegraph have revealed how England will face a ban from this summer’s European Championships if Britain voted to leave the EU. The EU vote takes place on June 23rd, meaning England, Wales, and Northern Ireland will all be booted out of the tournament ahead of the Round of 16 on June 25th, despite participating in the group stages. 12 12 12 Barcelona and Real Madrid ‘Cricket Clasicos’ – Spanish newspaper AS reported that Real Madrid and Barcelona are to launch their own cricket teams to contest ‘Cricket Clasicos’ during the summer while the football takes a break. The first match will take place this summer with the stars of each of the football sides taking to the crease. 12 Opta – New record for Loic Remy – Opta’s latest stunning stat involves Chelsea striker Loic Remy. The company’s OptaJoe twitter handle tweeted: “15km – The furthest distance run in a single match was by Loic Remy v Aston Villa, 14.7km while warming up. Sapping.”last_img read more

first_img moving on LATEST RANKED IN DEMAND Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld claims he never wanted to leave the club in the summer.The Belgian, who was linked with a move to Manchester United, has less than a year remaining on his current deal at Spurs and he has the option to extend it by a year. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland His deal also includes a £25million release clause but Alderweireld insists he’s just happy to be back in the Spurs first team.“Everyone was saying everywhere that I absolutely wanted to leave Tottenham,” he said.“That’s not true. This summer, I quickly understood Tottenham wanted to keep me. So, I had to battle to get my place back in the team. To be in the first team again is a victory for me.“I just try to help Tottenham as best I can with my qualities. Regarding my future, everything that was said in the press was not right all the time.” Latest Transfer News targets center_img LIVING THE DREAM Alderweireld starred in Spurs’ victory over the Manchester United, the club he was linked with Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer After being an unused substitute for Spurs’ opening weekend victory over Newcastle, Alderweireld has fought his way back into the fold – starting the last three games for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.last_img read more

first_imgChristine Farren, Mary Healy and Louise Mulvaney pictured at the LyIT Christmas Fair which is run each year to support student families at Christmas time, the Fair in the past has raised substantial funds for students. This year’s offerings include Christmas Wreaths, Yule-time logs, Candy Cane baskets, jewellry box sets.. the perfect stocking fillers. (photo by Paddy Gallagher)The LYIT Student Union annual Christmas Fair took place on Tuesday 3 December, 2013. The idea of the Fair was specifically to raise funds for under privileged student families, many with young children, who are struggling to cover the cost of Christmas.John McClean pictured at the LyIT Christmas Fair where he hopes to sell some Yule Tide logs and Cristmas Wreaths. The proceedsof the Fair at LyIT will go towards assisting the families of students at Christmas time.The Fair played host to many regular fair exhibitors, who sold various treats and creations, which ranged from hats and scarves, to honey, apple jelly, chutneys and greeting cards, gift labels, jewellery and fashion accessories. A modest €1 student admission (€2 staff/outside public), was the entry, which entitled all those who attended to be included in a free draw.€1,664 was raised and this fund will be made available to those most in need by the Chaplaincy Office, at LYIT. Aoife McDonnell, Cara House, Market Square, Letterkenny pictured at the LyIT Christmas Fair with handmade knitwear and hand made baby clothing among the many items on display at the Cara House display stand. The Fair is organised by the Student Union in LyIt and will support student families who are in need at Christmas. (photo by Paddy Gallagher).LYIT STUDENTS RAISE €1,664 AT CHRISTMAS FAIR was last modified: December 11th, 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:LYIT CHRISTMAS FAIRlast_img read more

first_imgTHERE are growing fears tonight of job losses after two well-known pubs and two shops were taken over by receivers appointed by the banks.The Brewery Bar and The Central Bar in Letterkenny as well as the Lagg Service Station in Milford and Blaney’s Mace shop in Kerrykeel were all visited by representatives of the receivers on Friday.A shocked eye-witness spoke of how the Lagg Service Station was closed by men wearing suits around teatime on Friday, and later re-opened that night. Fifty people are employed across the four businesses which were run by members of the Blaney family.They had been in negotiations recently with AIB over loans of €3.5M.Staff in some of the businesses had been due to receive wages last week.“They just walked in and shut the shop,” said one eye-witness in Milford. “When I went in later on the till was closed and change was being given out of a tin.” FEARS FOR 50 JOBS AS RECEIVERS TAKE OVER TWO PUBS AND TWO SHOPS was last modified: May 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AIBCentral BarLagg Service StationletterkennyMace KerrykeelreceiversThe Brewery Barlast_img read more

first_imgFilm + School is a film awareness and appreciation initiative run by The Bioscope Independent Cinema and the Goethe-Institut South Africa to introduce youngsters to the art of filmmaking. (Image: The Bioscope) MEDIA CONTACTS • Russell Grant   Co-owner, The Bioscope  +27 11 039 7306 RELATED ARTICLES • Education at the movies • A winning open education system • A taste of the film club experience • Macufe film week returnsTiisetso TlelimaPonte City is still the tallest residential building in Africa, a position it’s occupied since 1975. The unusual round, hollow-centre block of flats in Berea, in Joburg’s inner city, is home to 4 000 people, many of them migrants from across the continent.Their perspectives on how they are viewed in post-apartheid South Africa are explored in a poignant documentary, Africa Shafted: Under One Roof, which begins this year’s Bioscope Film + School cinema education series for inner city schoolchildren. The programme begins on February 6.Now in its third year, Film + School is a film awareness and appreciation initiative run by The Bioscope Independent Cinema and the Goethe-Institut South Africa to introduce youngsters to the art of filmmaking. The programme targets primary and secondary schoolchildren from under-resourced schools in the inner city such as Mahlasedi High School, New Model Private College and Metropolitan College.It has been designed to be as broad as possible to give the children an opportunity to engage in a wide range of film genres and structures, including fiction, documentary and animated film. This allows them to become familiar with the different modes of storytelling of the medium.“In the past, we looked at all the different kinds of animation and then we tried to make it interactive by bringing industry experts to talk to the kids,” explained The Bioscope co-owner, Russell Grant.“We had a guy who did a demonstration on animation and explained to the kids exactly how it works. How you take one photo and you move an object. Then you take another photo, and when you put the photos together you can see the object move.”Using the film as a starting point, the screenings involve discussions with the children. These are intended to encourage them to interrogate the subject matter of the film and the way in which it has been made. Discussions are on a wide variety of topics, including HIV and Aids, race, sexuality, gender, and migration. They are facilitated by Puleng Plessie, who approaches the schools and manages the relationship between the project and the schools.This year’s programme, which runs from February 6 to March 20, will introduce the children to the world of documentary filmmaking through five South African documentaries: Africa Shafted: Under One Roof (2011), Cradock Four (2011), Taking Back The Waves (2005), The Creators (2011) and Afrikaaps (2010). The topics they cover range from exploring life in the inner city and a history of the struggle against apartheid, to surf culture and an exploration of South African youth culture.Each screening is to a full house, with about 62 children attending each session. The screenings take place every Wednesday at 11am. “We are looking to do a season for every school term. Since we started in February 2011, the seasons have run across a few months,” said Grant.Making their own filmsIn 2011, the Bioscope worked with Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotoso to make a film together with the children on migration. “We got them to [each] bring an object which they felt represented their belonging in any shape or form,” he explained.They were filmed presenting their objects to the rest of the class. These presentations were then cut into a film, which was later shown to the children. “They loved it because they got to be a part of a filmmaking process, which was fun … The film never had a formal name, other than The Belonging Film. We hoped to have them learn about what it means to belong to something as well as how one prepares and acts in front of a camera.”In November last year, The Bioscope and the French Season South Africa ran a project called the Home Movie Factory. It allowed members of the public, including the Film + School students, to make their own movies. Conceptualised by French filmmaker Michel Gondry, the Home Movie Factory was a collection of 12 film sets that each reflected an aspect of Joburg life, ranging from a downtown street to a Highveld campsite to a mine-shaft.Participants drove cars that didn’t move; flipped switches to change the time of day and played with other interactive elements to tell their stories. The idea was that any member of the public, for free and for fun, could come into the factory and make his or her own movie.“So there’s a range of sets and props and you make a movie. So the kids came and made their own films,” said Grant. “We wanted everyone to take part and it was very important that the same inner city school kids also made use of the Home Movie Factory.”The films made at the Home Movie Factory were not necessarily for the public, but the children themselves left with a copy of the movie they had made, he added.last_img read more