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Madrid, with the best calendar

first_img30Apr 5Real Soc.Seville Jor.DateReal MadridBarcelona Both teams have six games left at home and as many as visitors. For him Bernabeu Eibar, Valencia, Mallorca, Getafe, Alavés and Villarreal will pass, while Real Madrid will visit Betis, Real Sociedad, Espanyol, Athletic, Granada and Leganés. To the Camp Nou Real Sociedad, Leganés, Athletic, Atlético, Espanyol and Osasuna will go, while Barcelona will visit the fields of Mallorca, Sevilla, Celta, Villarreal, Valladolid and Alavés. 38May 24LeganésAlaves 31Apr 12MajorcaAthletic Bold, matches at the Bernabéu or Camp Nou, as appropriate.On italic, weekdays.The champion will be decided in a monthThe calendar will be an accordion in the remainder of the League. It is stretched now: the next six days will be played in a month and a half: from March 7 to Wednesday April 22. There will be two stops: the last weekend of March for the last FIFA date of the season and that of the 18 and 19 April for the dispute of the end of the Copa del Rey. It will contract at the end. The last six dates, however, will be condensed in a month: from April 26 to May 24. The final traffic will thunder in ten days, as the last day will be held during the week: May 13.In the last ten days (that is, in all that remain except the next two) white and Barca will match playing in their stadium or outside. Both will say goodbye to the home championship: Leganés-Real Madrid and Alavés-Barcelona. 277/8-Mar.BetisReal Soc. 32Apr 22SpanishCeltic LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 2, 2020 29Mar 21-22ValenciaLeganés The calendar they have left in Real Madrid and Barcelona Leaguecenter_img 35May 10AlavesSpanish 36May 13PomegranateValladolid 28Mar 13-14EibarMajorca 3. 4May 3AthleticVillarreal Those of Setién still have a duel against Atlético (33rd round, April 26 at the Camp Nou) and a visit to Sevilla at Sánchez Pizjuán (30th day, April 5). Pitfalls both that have already surpassed whites. These two days Madrid players will also have their two most complicated a priori commitments: before Getafe at the Bernabéu and the exit to Anoeta to face the Royal Society, respectively. Of the txuri-urdin It is the only confrontation that Madrid has left at home before the first seven of the League, although they will also have to visit another complicated place like San Mamés.Athletic Y Real society they are two of the seven sets that still have to face the two contestants for the League title. The others are Mallorca, Leganés, Villarreal, Alavés and Espanyol. The Levante is the only team that will not be judge of the championship. 37May 17VillarrealOsasuna 33Apr 26GetafeAthletic LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 2, 2020 The Classic leaves Real Madrid in the pole position by LaLiga and in a circuit with less curves than Barcelona. Overcome the confrontation between the eternal rivals and with less than a third of the championship ahead, the Zidane outdo at a point to the azulgranas (in addition to goal average) and have a more favorable schedule ahead in the race for the championship.last_img read more

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Sen. Lawrence Wants Full Report on NASSCORP

first_imgGrand Bassa County Ranking Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence is requesting the Senate to invite the head of the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) for an open hearing to address some pertinent issues regarding the future well-being of that corporation’s tax payers.Senator Lawrence in a letter to plenary yesterday noted that her request was prompted by reports of complaints and concerns of Liberians who pay Social Security fees to “secure their future well-being and the welfare of their family members in the case of disability or death.”Sen. Lawrence, who chairs the committee on Post and Telecommunications, said the complaints indicate that there are little or no educational programs to inform the public and would be beneficiaries about the social security scheme and its entire process.The Senator informed her colleagues that the appearance of the head of the corporation before the Senate plenary will help throw light on several issues such as “educational programs or plans for educating employees who pay social security fees, what the fees are intended for, how are they used and when and how do people benefit.”Sen. Lawrence is requesting that the NASSCORP Managing Director appear before the plenary with records showing the number of Social Security tax payers who lost their lives while providing services during the Ebola crisis and what is the status of benefit payments to their families.“We would also like to see a comprehensive report on the effectiveness and efficiency of beneficiary programs,” Senator Lawrence stated in her letter dated May 27, 2015.Because of the seriousness attached to the letter, the Senate voted to adopt it and send it to the Committees on Social Security, Pension and Insurance; Judiciary and Rules, Order and Administration and they are to report back to plenary within three weeks. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Wiltshire teams up with Sunflower Hotel to host Domino Competition

first_img-R&F Wholesale Depot on boardMark ‘Jumbie’ Wiltshire, in association with Sunflower Hotel & Bar of Charity, Essequibo, is hosting a 2-day domino competition which starts today and concludes the following day at the sponsor’s location in Essequibo.R&F Wholesale Depot’s Amrita Singh (right) presenting the trophies to Jane ChaseAccording to a release from Wiltshire, the competition is open to all interested teams, and persons can contact Johnny on tele# 641-1131 or Wiltshire on 665-5855.The release added that over $400,000 in prize monies and trophies will be up for grabs, with the winning team set to receive $200,000, runner-up $120,000, and 3rd place $60,000 along with trophies.The Most Valuable Player of the final will be awarded $5,000, while entrance fee per team is $20,000, and this must be paid before commencement of play.Starting time is 14:30hrs.Meanwhile, R&F Wholesale Depot of Bourda Market has been the latest entity to throw its support behind the tournament, following a presentation of trophies on Thursday at its location.Staffer Amrita Singh presented the sponsorship to Organising Committee member Jane Chase in the presence of Wiltshire.last_img read more

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Playground fun

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The kids didn’t complain,” Ryan said. “The old equipment was fine. But they probably didn’t know what they were missing. \ is state-of-the-art. It brings us into the 21st century.” School officials say they next plan to replace play equipment in the kindergarten area. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 EAST WHITTIER – First- through third-graders at Macy Elementary School scrambled onto the school’s new $38,362 playground equipment Friday. The new 10-unit swing set, platform walking bridge, rock climbing wall, rock ladder and monkey bars over a sand surface were largely the result of a parent-driven fundraising effort, Macy officials said. All the money was raised through committees formed by the Macy community, according to Principal Tara Ryan. The project was a collaboration between the Macy Parent Teachers Association and the Lowell Joint School District’s Maintenance Department. The project originated as a request from the parents, she said. last_img read more

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Former Cardiff boss Mackay faces fresh racism claims

first_img1 Malky Mackay Malky Mackay faces fresh allegations in the text message scandal.The former Cardiff boss has admitted sending three “completely unacceptable” texts after a damning report in Thursday’s Daily Mail, which revealed he was involved in an exchange of allegedly sexist and homophobic text messages with former Bluebirds head of recruitment Iain Moody.Mackay, who is being investigated by the Football Association, issued a grovelling apology on Friday and insisted he is “no racist, sexist, homophobe or anti-Semite”.But on Saturday the Daily Mail published details of four further messages. One of those, it is claimed by the newspaper, makes a racist reference to Cardiff’s Malaysian owner Vincent Tan. The other three are of a sexist and homophobic nature, it is alleged.The Scot has come in for a wave of criticism after his former club Cardiff submitted a dossier to the FA regarding his conduct and that of Moody.The 42-year-old Scot engaged in sending what have been reported as discriminatory, mocking texts during his time at Cardiff with Moody, with the controversy apparently costing him the chance to get back into management with Crystal Palace, who were understood to be readying his appointment but are now looking elsewhere for their next boss.“Out of 10,000 text messages in and out of someone’s phone I sent three and that being the case, looking at them they are completely unacceptable, inappropriate and for that and for any offence I’ve caused I sincerely apologise for that,” Mackay said on Friday.The former Watford boss, who was sacked by Cardiff in December last year after months of speculation, is fully prepared to seek help for his behaviour, and has not given up hope of managing in the future.“It’s certainly something I’ve been involved with, speaking to my union, asking them about equality and diversity training and it’s something I’ll be going forward with,” he added.“These are testing times, make no mistake about that. But I’ve got values and resilience and I’ve got a love for British football and I will come back from this.”The fallout from the scandal has been huge, with the League Managers’ Association receiving severe criticism for their handling of the situation after initially defending Mackay’s actions as “friendly banter”.Cardiff issued a damning statement on Friday, demanding LMA chief executive Richard Bevan step down from his role, with the Bluebirds also irate that the body questioned the timing of the report being made public.Despite the LMA issuing an apology for the “inappropriate” wording of its initial statement, the damage may have already been done to Bevan with Cardiff continuing to maintain his position is “untenable”.In a statement issued via the club’s law firm Mishcon de Reya, Cardiff said: “We.. find it entirely reprehensible that the LMA should itself put out a statement which seeks to dismiss deeply offensive racist comments as ‘friendly banter’.”If that is the view held by the LMA, as appears from its statement, we consider that Richard Bevan’s position is untenable and we call for his resignation.”Responding to the LMA’s implication that the club had timed the release of the text messages dossier to scupper Mackay’s expected appointment as Palace manager, Cardiff added: “That the LMA has sought to criticise the club for the timing of the report to the FA is preposterous, because the offensive communications have been in the knowledge and possession of the LMA for many months.”last_img read more

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Empty stands reminder football should be for the fans

first_img0Shares0000Croatia and England played out a goalless draw in front of an empty stadium on Friday © AFPRIJEKA, Croatia, Oct 13 – “Football without fans is nothing,” Celtic’s European Cup-winning manager Jock Stein famously opined many years ago.If a reminder of Stein’s comment was required, it came during England’s 0-0 draw in Croatia, that did neither side’s chances of progressing in the Nations League much good. A goalless draw was fitting of an empty experience with supporters shut out of the 8,000 capacity HNK Rijeka stadium, perched on a hilltop overlooking the Adriatic Sea.Croatia were completing a UEFA sanction to play two matches behind closed doors after a swastika symbol was carved into the pitch during a Euro 2016 qualifier against Italy over three years ago.It was just the latest in a litany of offences for racism that has seen Croatia consistently punished with fans banned for home matches.However, amid the eeriness of hearing players shake hands before kick-off and shout instructions during the game, the question was raised whether the punishment fits the crime.“The atmosphere is not easy for anybody, it is sad for football but hopefully this is our last time,” said Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic.“Football is played for the fans. It’s sad the second and fourth team from the World Cup are playing behind closed doors. I don’t know who it is good for.”Croatia finished runners-up to World Cup winners France while England lost to Belgium in the third place play-off.A small band of intrepid England fans did manage to find a nearby hill to catch a glimpse of the Three Lions.“I could hear the noise,” said England boss Gareth Southgate. “It is a shame for the supporters, some of whom haven’t missed a game for 10 years or more.”Reversing fixtures so the perpetrators are punished with losing home advantage or even moving games to a neutral venue have been offered as alternative solutions.“While we all endorse the campaign against racism and want to see all that prejudice and bigotry stamped out of the game, the nature of this punishment against the Croatian FA is also punishing the innocent,” said Kevin Miles, chief executive of the Football Supporters’ Federation in England.“Because England fans haven’t been convicted of anything like that and yet those regular supporters who travel all over the place supporting the team are now locked out of a match and not able to support them.”– TV cash prioritised –Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is captured by a television broadcast camera. But match going fans have again been inconvenienced by the Premier League’s fixture scheduling for the festive season © AFP / Glyn KIRKHowever, even back in England, the soullessness of seeing the national team play in front of empty stands should be a reminder of the importance of not sacrificing supporters who attend games for increased cash revenue from television deals.On the same day supporters were shut out in Croatia, the Premier League revealed their TV schedule for the Christmas and New Year period that will see only four days without a match in the fortnight between December 21 and January 3.UEFA themselves have been accused of prioritising TV for their new competition with the Nations League adopting the “week of football”.By spreading matches across six days, many games are taken away from their former weekend sweet spot to attract crowds.England next travel to Spain for a 2045 (1845GMT) kick-off on a Monday night.The football authorities would be well advised to remember the game “without fans is nothing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Man City manager hoping to extend stay at the Etihad

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted he hopes to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium beyond the end of his contract.The former Real Madrid boss has just over a year remaining on his current deal.However, the 61-year-old’s position at the club has come under scrutiny during an inconsistent season for the reigning Premier League champions, who trail Chelsea by five points having played a game more and are on the brink of Champions League elimination to Barcelona.“My future is very easy,” Pellegrini said. “I have contract here until June 2016 and I will finish my contract here and if I can extend my contract, I will extend my contract.“When I sign a contract, I always try to finish my contract in the amount of years I sign at the beginning.“If I am not happy, maybe you try and finish your contract before [but] here I am very happy. I will continue without any problems until the end of my contract.” Manuel Pellegrini 1last_img read more

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REVEALED: 187 INVESTORS IN FRENCH CROOK’S PONZI SCHEME CAN’T BE FOUND

first_imgCROOK: FRANCOISA DONEGAL-based crook exposed by Donegal Daily had reeled in an astonishing 576 investors.Figures released by liquidators PriceWaterhouseCoopers now show that 187 of them have never come forward to claim back the millions they gave to Francois de Dietrich, the conman and convicted French fraudster.He ran a Ponzi scheme from offices in Ballybofey, until we exposed his so-called investment scheme was a fraud. He had offered victims returns of up to 40 per cent on their investments.PwC has revealed that:* There were 576 individuals who gave De Dietrich cash* They paid in €24Million * 187 investors never came forward to claim their money back* 389 investors did come forward and will get just 20c back on each euro they invested* 81 people DID make money on the scheme, pocketing €7.2M between them.* 250 people from Donegal gave de Dietrich cash during the life of the scheme, most losing out.* investors included people from the world of GAA, solicitors, gardai, teachers and people involved in the media. The crook is wanted by Gardai here and the PSNI in the North for questioning about fraud.He is also on the run from the Northern authorities after refusing to declare where his worldwide assets are.It’s understood several of the Donegal investors were among those who shared in the scheme and did make money.The liquidators found that there was no evidence whatsoever that de Dietrich had invested the monies anywhere. He simply paid out to those at the top of the pyramid-style scheme with money from people coming in at the bottom.REVEALED: 187 INVESTORS IN FRENCH CROOK’S PONZI SCHEME CAN’T BE FOUND was last modified: August 31st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Hosts Loyola Friday in MVC Home Opener

first_img Live Stats Rhine and Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) at 19.0 points per game and 18.3 are No. 1 and 2, respectively, in the conference leaders. Buy Tickets Loyola ESPN+ Loyola Notes DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team returns to the Knapp Center Friday night when it hosts Loyola in the team’s Missouri Valley Conference home opener. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. and doors will open at 5 p.m. Fans can take advantage of the Starting $5 Hour from 5 to 6 p.m. with four concession items specially priced during that time with $1 hotdogs, small popcorns and 16 oz. soft drinks along with $2 slices of Papa John’s pizza. Drake Game Notes In its first MVC games, Drake (10-4, 2-0 MVC) never trailed in each road win over Bradley and Illinois State last weekend. The Bulldogs, who lead the nation in total assists with 312, handed out 47 assists in the two victories. Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) posted double-doubles in each contest and was awarded her fourth MVC Player of the Week award of the season on Monday in recognition for performances. Story Links Loyola (7-5, 1-0 MVC) has already matched its win total from last season after it defeated Valparaiso (4-9, 0-1 MVC) in its league opener. The Ramblers are led by sophomore Abby O’Conner who averages a team-high 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. Drake has won nine consecutive in the series and holds a 13-3 advantage. Valpo is led by first-year head coach Mary Evans who previously was an assistant for four seasons at Ohio. Senior guard Meredith Hamlet leads the team in scoring at 14.2. The Bulldogs won all three meetings last year in Valpo’s first year in the MVC after the teams hadn’t played since 1995. Print Friendly Version Valparaiso ESPN3 Following Friday’s game, Drake welcomes Valparaiso Sunday afternoon. Tipoff with the Crusaders is set for 2 p.m. and the game will be streamed on ESPN3.last_img read more

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Aquaculture conference later this month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Learn more about seafood safety and the 2016 economic outlook for the fish farming industry during the Ohio Aquaculture Association Annual Conference Jan. 29-30.The conference will feature aquaculture experts with Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University South Centers as well as other industry professionals.The focus of the conference is to help enhance aquaculture enterprise profitability, said  Christie Welch, director of the OSU South Centers’ Ohio Cooperative Development Center and farmers market program.“OSU South Centers staff members will be sharing their expertise in areas ranging from business planning and direct marketing to aquaponics,” she said.In addition to an aquaculture and aquaponics trade show, nationally recognized seafood experts John Ewart and Doris Hicks of the Delaware Sea Grant Program will speak during the event, said Bill Lynch, president of the Ohio Aquaculture Association.“Their discussion will focus on the U.S. seafood and aquaculture industry situation and outlook, seafood safety, benefits and risks of seafood, and aquaculture products in the diet,” Lynch said. “They will also discuss efforts to communicate the positive message about seafood and aquaculture issues.”Other topics to be discussed include:* Direct marketing and pricing for profit.* Using market maker semographics.* Assessing the market.* Crops, bed materials and growing media for aquaponics.* Advantages and limitations of cooperatives in new and emerging industries.* Successful business planning and financing an aquaculture operation.The conference will feature a keynote speech by Laura Tiu, specialist in marine education, fisheries and aquaculture for the University of Florida Extension. Before she took her current position, Tiu was the aquaculture specialist for OSU Extension.The conference will be held at the Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place, on the north side of Columbus. The event runs 1-8 p.m. on Jan. 29 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 30. Registration is $100 for OAA members and $150 for nonmembers. After Jan. 15, registration is $125 for OAA members and $175 for nonmembers.To register and for more information, go to ohioaquaculture.org/conference.last_img read more