The Classic’s unknowns

first_imgThe second recalled at times the first last season. Ansu (17 years old) arrived, saw and won. He reached the first team and broke precocity records at the speed at which he bargains rivals. After which he settled in a valley of intermittency that the planning of the club has been responsible for taking out. The lack of troops in the Blaugrana avant-garde has given him the keys of importance in the Setién scheme and, like his title partner, depends on third parties. Yes Braithwaite yes, Ansu no. And vice versa. If there is a match that causes earthquakes on the planet soccer, it is El Clasico. And this one, much more. A Real Madrid-Barcelona that has seen how recent events have gradually increased their magnitude in their particular Richter scale. The lack of mordant of the white attack which has cost both the league leadership and put the pass in suspense in the Champions League. The Barça game that defends itself with the ball, but that hardly creates danger with it. The first Classic of a Quique Setién who asked for advice from an expert in assaults on the Bernabéu. Dilute who has the goalaverage facing the most even league in recent years. The unknowns that accompany the names of Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale. The possible inclusion of Braithwaite in a role that Gabriel Jesus embroidered with the City. The role of Vinicius and Ansu Fati, both teenagers with adult obligations. And a long etcetera that will receive an answer at the Santiago Bernabéu, this Sunday at 9:00 p.m.First Setien ClassicThe Cantabrian coach has always been a confessed admirer of Barcelona and his arrival in Can Barça was presented as “the illusion of his life”, in the words of his son Laro. For now, doubts outweigh certainties, at least in regards to the game. In results, he has managed to regain the lead and presents a Champions League tie much more on track than his rival’s Sunday. To prepare what will be his first Classic, he spied the victory of the City in the Bernabéu (1-2) last Wednesday. Further, Guardiola matured the plan to overthrow the whites. “There are things that did that can come in handy,” he said in the previous one. It remains to be seen what ‘secrets’ confessed that of Santpedor, an expert in assaulting the Madrid coliseum, as the six victories in nine visits attest. Vinicius and Ansu Fati, with the impudence by flagProdigal children. Both one and the other fit into the already manido JASP, young but well prepared. The first, at 19, has lived a roller coaster that seems to have gotten off with the entry of the new year. Discard in several calls at the beginning of the season and misfit the right wing, following the last meetings in the position where he dazzled in the past, on the left. Hazard’s injury and Bale’s displeasure play in his favor. Its ownership will depend on the redemption or not of Welsh. The role of BraithwaiteThe Danish came as a patch and could be a solution. In the last training match, the former Leganés accompanied Messi and Griezmann as the closing of the trident. Its characteristics resemble those of Gabriel Jesus, a white nightmare this week, since, despite being able to exercise ‘9’, Esbjerg moves perfectly throughout the attack front and can both create spaces, such as occupy them Real Madrid-City could have been a key result for the ownership of Braithwaite in what will be his first great afternoon with the elastic Barca, since the Champions League is out of their competitions. Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale between questionsThe Welshman is a habitual suspect when it comes to unknowns, the German did not get used to such conversations. Kroos had been fundamental throughout the season: after Casemiro, the most used midfielder by Zidane (2,543 minutes). But the surprise jumped by not being included in the eleven of the decisive game against Manchester City. So much the French coach as the player himself have made it clear that there was no physical problem Behind the absence In addition, a suspicious talk with Guardiola fed the talk. The presence of Toni in the Eleven of the Classic would end the rumors, otherwise it would make them fat. Zidane has already removed iron from the matter: “With the substitution of Kroos you don’t have to look for something …”. While Bale used to be the chosen one when the seasons are decided. Thus, if he stayed on the bench against Barça (he already did it in the Champions League), the divorce with Zidane would be greater. Nick Potts / PA Wire / dpa & nbsp; (Nick Potts / PA Wire / dpa) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Luka Jovic, Toni Kroos and Gareth Bale, on the bench in front of the City.Nick Potts / PA Wire / dpa (Nick Potts / PA Wire / dpa)center_img GoalaverageThe lack of parity in recent years in League I took iron from this data. Now, in the hard struggle for the maximum domestic competition in which both contestants are immersed (53-51 in favor of Barça, for now), the winner of goalaverage particular can be key in case of a tie at points at the end of it. The first leg ended with a zero draw that left a loss to defeat in the whites, since the lack of auction cost them two points that with greater aim would have been scored. Without goal, there is no paradiseAnd, as soon as Benzema’s rifle has been descalibrated, the white attack has entered a continuous fallow from which it fails to get out. The Frenchman accumulates 18 goals, but Only two in the last 13 games. In his absence director, No one has taken the scoring responsibility. While it is true that Hazard’s injury is a setback in capital letters, but Jovic, Bale, Vinicius and company have not remedied to the problems of the Madrid avant-garde. The white goal is a cooperative that everyone has been adding. In fact, 34 of the 71 goals of the team bear the signature of defenses (Ramos, with seven, equals Rodrygo, absent, as the second highest producer) and midfielders (Kroos and Modric have five each and Isco is the top scorer of 2020). However, to succeed in the Classic requires a clairvoyance whose absence has cost avoidable defeats (Levante, 1-0) and zero draws that are well worth leagues (Athletic, Betis and even Atleti or Barça himself in the first leg). Benzema needs to recalibrate. Zidane drawingWill you bet on midfielders like in the Super Cup? Will Zidane return to 4-3-3 which was assumed as a default scheme in the design of this new Madrid? Will Bale accompany Benzema upstairs and will there be any victims in the middle of the field? There are many variants that a Zidane has handled that has played with his drawing more than ever. With the mystery of the left side, although the coach Mendy protected in the last league clash due to a threat of sanction, it remains to be seen how the Frenchman places the rest of his men to win his first Classic League in the Santiago Bernabéu. In the first leg, the last question (4-4-2, with Bale) was the winner and Modric was the victim. MoodCommunicating vessels. Neither Madrid nor Barça are to shoot rockets, but the misfortunes of some are the joys of the others. When the Madrid fans were smiling for the poor Barça match against Naples, the Barcelona player did the same, with greater zeal, when Daniele Orsato whistled the end of the round of eighth at the Bernabéu. If for both teams it is a final, a visiting victory would be much more bitter for the locals than the opposite case. How the white set of the fateful final minutes against the City has risen Much of the future of this Classic full of questions will depend.last_img read more

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Wakenaam, Leguan sea-defence to be completed before 2019 – Patterson

first_imgSea defence works which were awarded for the islands of Leguan and Wakenaam in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) are on stream and will be completed before the end of 2018.This was the position shared by the Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson who told Guyana Times on Thursday that the project is now in the mobilisation stage after which works will commence.“As far as I am aware, I would think that the contracts have been awarded and contractors were mobilised. We expect them to be substantially completed before the end of the year. It’s a three-month contract but I don’t know exactly how farPublic Infrastructure Minister David Pattersonthey’ve gone but so far, they’re on stream.”The three-month arrangement was awarded earlier this year and the new structure will feature a modernised design. This was taken into account after sections of the West Coast Demerara seawall was ruptured by the Atlantic waves back in March. The new construction features new materials and design which can withstand any mishaps.“The first thing they do is mobilise the materials and that is going on right now. We’ve taken accounts for all the issues and so we’ve modified it slightly to ensure that it stands better,” said Patterson.The Minister would have also stated that 1.2km of works was completed at Winsor Forest, Waller’s Delight and Ruimzeigt on the West Coast of Demerara.On the West Coast, works were done to mend the broken sections of the seawall and these were carried out La Jalousie, Blankenburg, Den Amstel, Stewartville and Leonora. A separate project was also allocated for the restoration of sluices.Waves from the high spring tide crashed into the seawalls, resulting in the destruction of four sections along the concrete structure and causing major flooding. Immediately, members of the Civil Defence Commission were deployed to the varying areas. Sandbags were the only available option and were later replaced with boulders, which were placed at areas where there were breakages in the sea-defence structures. This temporary intervention was later replaced with the permanent works.A part of the new design, rip rap materials were used, which is robustly suitable for the magnitude of waves that are continuous. In the near future, the main focus of the newly designed permanent structure will be in Leonora and Uitvulgt, which suffered more severe damages.For the past three decades, there have been ongoing efforts to replace the concrete structures with rip-rap, especially since Guyana’s coast is meters below sea-level. Additionally, there is also some impact to Guyana when its neighbouring countries are at the hands of natural disasters.last_img read more

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Trackers fall to Prince George twice on the road

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The NEBC Yukon Trackers were in PG for their final pair of exhibition games against the Prince George Tier 1 Midget Cougars.The Cougars got off to an early start on Saturday afternoon, punishing the Trackers for an early charging penalty with a power play goal. Things started to get exciting, and a bit rough in the 2nd period. The Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 lead just over 5 minutes into the 2nd, before Garyn Waldie brought the Trackers back to within one on the powerplay. The Cougars answered right back with a power play goal of their own, but Connor Bowie scored once again to keep the Trackers in the game. Prince George then jumped out to a 4-2 lead with another powerplay goal. Sadly the Trackers weren’t able to capitalize on any more man advantages, including a pair of Cougars match penalties for head contact. Final score was 5-2 in favour of the Midget Cougars.Sunday’s game was a much tamer affair with a combined total of only 22 penalty minutes for both teams compared to Saturday’s 56 minutes. The Trackers and Cougars were tied 2-2 after the first period, helped by goals from Nick Vanderfloeg and Cooper Beamish, with assists from Griffin Young, Jeridyn Loewen, Joel Bourgeois, and Aiden Craig-Steele. Sadly it wasn;t enough as the Trackers fell once again 5-2.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Bike club experiences record breaking ride

first_imgThe Blizzard Bike Club witnessed a record breaking performance over the weekend.On Sunday, the bike club held its 8 km S&S Turbines Bear Flats Hill Climb race and a new record was set by Hudson’s Hope resident Patrick Paquette.- Advertisement -Paquette completed the race with a record time of 20 minutes and 7 seconds, beating the previous record of 20:30 by 23 seconds. Second place went to the previous record holder Colter Young, who finished at 22:21. Finishing third in the event was Dirk Finkensiep with a time of 25:22.It will be a busy upcoming week for the Blizzard Bike Club, as three events are scheduled to take place.The club’s next event, the Cactus Trails Mountain Bike Race, will be taking place Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, the club will hold another Baldonnel Time Trial, which will also begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 will be a rare evening road race, starting from the Cecil Lake gravel pit at 7 p.m.For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club, visit its official website.  Advertisementlast_img read more

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Riddim Squad, Police book semi-final spots

first_imgLimacol Knockout TournamentThe Georgetown Football Club (GFC) and Beacon FC went home with their heads hanging low on Tuesday evening, as their opponents trampled over them to make their way into the Limacol tournament semi-final.The first quarter-final match on Tuesday got underway with Riddim Squad and Beacon both aiming to get one step closer to the tournament spoils.The encounter took a long while to heat up, but was blazing within the click of a finger as Christopher Garraway netted a goal for Beacon in the 55th minute, then Wendell Joseph made a quick reply for Riddim Squad two minutes later. As such, both teams knew that they could no longer sit comfortable.To the delight of the spectators, the match remained locked on one-all until the end of extra time, resulting in a penalty shootout. Beacon were first to take their shot and connected while Riddim Squad’s first striker fumbled the goal. Beacon managed to connect another penalty, but the hype seemed to get the better of them as they missed two consecutive shots, while Riddim Squad placed their final four perfectly for the win.Riddim Squad’s goal scorer Ron Liverpool noted that while they were happy for the win, there were still aspects that they needed to work on.“Most definitely, we need to improve on the finishing as you could see that we had some clear-cut goals and we squandered them. Tomorrow in the practice Coach definitely will work on the finishing with us,” Liverpool said.The player went on to note that the team believed it was a privilege to have gotten this far and were focused on winning.“It’s a privilege you know to go and represent your community and all your fans and bring home the cup. It’s just time to bring it home.”The excitement from the first match did not wear off, as the second proved to be more thrilling. After some sharp striking upfront, Rondel Peters was the first to secure a goal for GFC in the 15th minute. However, Police were quick on the rebound with Manasah Primo picking up one in the 16th minute. The celebration of the equaliser was short-lived owing to Marcus Wilson, who struck in the 18th minute giving the GFC a much-needed advantage.After the first three goals went in like lightning, a great part of the match saw no goals. However, both teams displayed excellent qualities with the GFC focusing on their defence and Police coming uncomfortably close to the goal thanks to excellent striking. The law enforcement team soon got their breakthrough from Lerone Charles, who found one for the officers in the back end of the game, sending it into overtime.The first half of overtime passed very similarly to the middle of regulation time, but the second half proved fruitful for Police as Charles and Anthio Wallace added two more to their total for a 4-2 win over the GFC.Quarter-final action will continue this evening when Pouderoyen meet Mahaica Determinators at 18:00h. Then, at 20:00h, Santos will clash with Buxton Stars.last_img read more

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Chelsea midfielder Romeu to spend season at Stuttgart

first_imgChelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan deal.The 22-year-old, who spent last season at Valencia, signed a new three-year contract at Stamford Bridge last month.But he is not part of Jose Mourinho’s immediate plans, and will spend another year away from London with the Bundesliga side.A Chelsea statement read: “Oriol Romeu has today [Monday] joined Stuttgart on a season-long loan.“The midfielder, 22, who recently signed a three-year contract at Stamford Bridge, heads to the German top-flight.“The Spaniard moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2011 from Barcelona, and has so far made 33 Chelsea appearances.” Oriol Romeu in action for Chelsea 1last_img read more

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SP fire destroys home, kills dog

first_imgThe cause of the blaze is under investigation, but officials are focusing on something the woman told them. “She had been throwing a sheet over a lamp,” he said. “She had been doing that for some time.” josh.grossberg@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Josh Grossberg STAFF WRITER A woman suffered minor injuries and her dog was killed when her house in San Pedro was destroyed in a fire Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The fire started at 4:19 and was put out in 16 minutes by a team of 33 firefighters. But the wood structure in the 700 block of West Sepulveda Street was destroyed, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. The woman appeared to have hit her head in a fall and did not suffer any fire- or smoke-related injuries, Humphrey said. She declined treatment. But one of her pet dogs was killed in the blaze. Two other dogs were not injured. “They had three dogs living with them,” Humphrey said. “Sadly, one of them perished in the fire.” The woman’s granddaughter, who also lives in the house, was not home at the time, Humphrey said. The house was in “packrat conditions,” Humphrey said. last_img read more

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Dole recalls salad due to E. coli

first_imgDole said Monday it is recalling 5,058 cases of bagged salad mix, or about 2,500 pounds of greens, after Canadian health officials found traces of deadly E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria in a bag of Dole Hearts Delight salad mix. The salad was randomly selected for testing from a Canadian store. No illnesses have been reported, authorities said. But company officials were clearly mindful of last year’s outbreak, in which more than 200 people were sickened and at least three died after eating fresh spinach that was contaminated with E. coli. “Our overriding concern is for consumer safety,” said Eric Schwartz, president of the Dole Fresh Vegetable division, based in Monterey. The recall involves salad mix that was processed at a Dole plant in Springfield, Ohio, and sold in Canada and the Eastern United States. None of the batch was sold in California, said Dole spokesman Marty Ordman. But some of it was grown in the state. The blend contains romaine, green leaf and butter lettuce hearts that were grown in Ohio, Colorado and the Salinas Valley region. Ordman said Dole, one of the largest sellers of fresh produce in the U.S., is working with U.S. and Canadian officials to trace the source of contamination. The current recall involves packages of Dole Hearts Delight salad mix whose labels carry a “best if used by” date of September 19, 2007, and a production code of “A24924A” or “A24924B.” Last year’s outbreak was traced to California-grown spinach that was packed for Dole by another firm, Natural Selection of San Benito County. This spring, Dole said it was ending its relationship with Natural Selection and would process its own salad mixes. Dole also began a new high- tech system for tracking its products from field to store, using radio-frequency identification labels and global positioning satellites. And along with other major California distributors, Dole joined in an industry-backed “marketing agreement” that set guidelines for growing and harvesting leafy greens in the field. Since 1995, health officials have traced nine national outbreaks of illness from E. coli contamination to lettuce or spinach grown in California’s central coast region. Consumer advocates said the current recall shows once again that growers and handlers need strict government oversight. “This is going to happen again and again until the FDA comes up with mandatory safety requirements,” said Elisa Odabashian, West Coast director of the nonprofit Consumers Union. “This marketing agreement in California isn’t going to work until it’s mandatory.” One industry leader cautioned against drawing conclusions about the latest episode. “It’s really too early to comment until we know more about the investigation,” said Joe Pezzini, a vice-president of Ocean Mist Farms and chairman of the recently formed Leafy Green Marketing Agreement Advisory Board. Dole tested the recalled produce for contaminants when it was brought to the processing plant, but none was discovered, said Ordman, the Dole spokesman. He said the company did not conduct further testing after the greens were washed, mixed and bagged. Other processors, including Natural Selection, have begun testing random samples of processed greens bailey@mercurynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOOD: Lettuce was grown but not sold in California. Critics say oversight is still too lax. By Brandon Bailey SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS With a new recall of bagged salad mix announced Monday, the Dole Food Co. is facing a significant challenge to the food-safety efforts it has undertaken since last year’s disastrous outbreak from contaminated spinach sold under its brand. last_img read more

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WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY SCHOOL TO HOLD OPEN DAY THIS SUNDAY

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known girls’ schools is to have an open day this Sunday.Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal in Letterkenny has a fine reputation for education down through the years. Now under the guidance of principal Ms Irene Simmons, he school’s website can be checked out at www.smgsleerkenny.ieThe school, which is situated near St. Eunan’s Cathedral, is open to the public from 4pm-6pm on Sunday 4th October. All are welcome to visit the school and view the great facilities.WELL-KNOWN LETTERKENNY SCHOOL TO HOLD OPEN DAY THIS SUNDAY was last modified: October 1st, 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) Tags:open dayScil Mhuire Gan Smallast_img read more

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Inspiring and frustrating: Sharks lose to Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2

first_imgSAN JOSE — All in one night, the Sharks felt both the elation of an stirring comeback and the stinging frustration of a disallowed goal.In other words, Game 2 of the Sharks’ first round playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights had just about everything. Except another win for the home team.The Sharks erased a three-goal deficit in the first period but allowed a go-ahead, power play goal to Mark Stone 1:31 into the second and a shorthanded goal to William Karlsson 7:35 into the third …last_img read more

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