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Griezmann ‘returns’ with a stunner as Atletico stay alive against Roma

first_img CET 22/11/2017 Upd. at 23:59 Juventus 0-0 Barcelona: A draw which takes Catalans through as group winners Griezmann regresa y el Atlético aún cree en el milagro IN SPORT.ES However, despite a far from full stadium, those that did make it to the game showed their support for the under-fire Griezmann, who was jeered off by some supporters in Saturday’s goalless Madrid derby, by chanting his name from the start. Oblak, Thomas, Giménez, Lucas, Filipe, Koke (62′), Saúl, Augusto (Correa, 57′), Carrasco (Gameiro, 66′), Torres y Griezmann. The Argentine surprisingly left stalwarts Diego Godin and Gabi on the bench, whilst Argentine midfielder Augusto Fernandez made just his third start in a year after a serious of injury problems. Atlético 1-0, Griezmann (68′); 2-0, Gameiro (85′) Correa’s presence paid off though, as he was key to Griezmann’s moment of magic 21 minutes from time. Neymar turns it on as PSG score seven in Celtic destruction Fernandez’s deflected effort looped into the far corner four minutes before the break, but Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers controversially ruled the goal out for a handball as the Argentine controlled before shooting. Roma Simeone showed some attacking intent early in the second half as he sacrificed Fernandez for the more forward-thinking Angel Correa. Árbitro ATL 2-0 Incidencias Kieran Canning (AFP)center_img Alisson; Bruno Peres, Manolas, Fazio, Kolarov, Nainggolan, Gonalons (El Shaarawy, 78′), Pellegrini (Strootman, 61′), Gerson, Perotti y Dzeko. However, the relief around the Wanda Metropolitano was palpable as Atletico at least ended a five-game winless streak at their new 68,000-capacity home. The English champions are now also in pole position to go through as group winners on 10 points with Roma on eight and Atletico two points further adrift. MATCH FACTS Champions League ROM Partido de la Jornada 5 del Grupo C de la Champions League disputado en el Wanda Metropolitano ante 56.253 espectadores. RELATED STORIES As they have for much of this season, Atletico lacked inspiration before half-time and, even when they did put the ball in the net, didn’t have luck on their side. Atletico could have had a second moments later on the counter-attack when Roma keeper Alisson got down well low to his right to deny Fernando Torres. Atletico’s poor prospects seemed to be reflected in coach Diego Simeone’s team selection. However, Atletico were nearly undone at the other end in bizarre circumstances when Radja Nainggolan’s mishit cross came off Jan Oblak’s near post with the surprised Slovenian scrambling back to cover his goal. Twice finalists in the past four seasons, Atletico’s remote chances of reaching the last 16 took another blow before kick-off as Chelsea swept aside 10-man Qarabag 4-0 in Baku to secure their place in the knockout phase. And two minutes later Gameiro made the game safe when he raced onto Griezmann’s pass and rounded Alisson before calmly slotting home from a narrow angle as Atletico scored twice in a match for the first time in two months and gave themselves a chance of salvation at Chelsea next month. Kevin Gameiro added a second five minutes from time for Atletico, who still need Roma to drop points at home to Azerbaijani champions Qarabag and beat the already-qualified Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 5 to reach the last 16. However, the hosts’ task was eased seven minutes from time when Bruno Peres was shown a second yellow card for a late challenge on Filipe Luis. The Argentine stretched to loft a cross from the byline to the back post, where the ball found Griezmann unmarked and ready to contort his body and smash home a spectacular overhead opener. Bjorn Kuipers (Holanda). Tarjeta roja a Bruno Peres por doble amonestación (84′ y 62′). Tarjeta amarilla a Filipe Luis (60′) / Manolas (7′). Atletico Madrid kept their slim chances of Champions League progress alive as Antoine Griezmann snapped an eight-game goal drought in spectacular fashion with an overhead kick to help see off Roma 2-0 on Wednesday. Goleslast_img read more

Only 7 players show up at PH volleyball team training

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A source said only seven of the 14 players listed, including reserve members, showed up to practice.Skipper Mika Reyes, Alyssa Valdez, Genevieve Casugod, Ces Molina, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, and Rhea Dimaculangan were present.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnLast Monday, the training session was cancelled because of zero attendance.The source added they are not allowed to give interviews to the media. 8 injured in foot bridge collapse in Negros Occidental Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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) LATEST STORIES Attendance was sparse at the Philippine national women’s volleyball team closed-door practice session Wednesday at Arellano School of Law.The team, which is set to compete in the 2017 Malaysian Southeast Asian Games in August, is also preparing for a training camp in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Australian Open: A look at Serena, other things to know Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Durant congratulates Westbrook for MVP award, compares him to video game character Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments New Queen: Hallasgo dethrones Tabal in Milo Marathon MOST READ Marck Espejo shines in triumphant Thailand debutlast_img read more

Angola hands Gilas most painful loss in Fiba World Cup

first_imgLOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption UP Maroons bring out short shorts but Perasol says length was unintentional LATEST STORIES LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son The Filipinos rallied from 12 points down near the halfway mark of the fourth but threw away golden chances inside the final 11 seconds of regulation for a third straight defeat, certainly not as bad as the first two but one that hurt the most.“Sayang talaga (it’s a pity),” CJ Perez, the Gilas rookie who together with Andray Blatche ignited that searing comeback in regulation and forged extension at 73-all, said after his finest game as an international ended with the Filipinos losing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“This is definitely painful, because the first two games were expected losses,” coach Yeng Guiao said minutes after, as Blatche’s finest game—23 points, 12 rebounds and four steals—was put to naught with the former Brooklyn Net in the NBA not getting a touch inside the final 11 seconds where the Filipinos could have won it in regulation.Next up for Gilas is a match in the consolation round against either Tunisia or Puerto Rico in Beijing. Iran is also a looming opponent depending on the quotient system after play in those three teams’ group ends Wednesday night. Canada yet to decide if it will pay Harry and Meghan security costs Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City MOST READ No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientistcenter_img SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash The Filipinos then, started to trail big in the third after committing eight turnovers in the quarter. Gilas lagged behind, 61-49 after two Valdelico free throws with 8:41 to go before rallying to even take a 69-65 lead after a Japeth Aguilar followup slam off a Kiefer Ravena miss.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption Photo from Fiba.comFOSHAN, China—This one stung more than the blowouts. And it’s quite understandable.Gilas Pilipinas played its finest game yet—one full of heart and fight—but still ended up winless in Group D play in the Fiba World Cup after going down, 84-81, to Angola in overtime that also practically extinguished its outright Olympic dream at Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center here.ADVERTISEMENT Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Valdelicio Joaquim, the big center, led the Angolans with 20 points and seven rebounds.Blatche finished with 13 of his total at the half as the Filipinos stayed in the fight for the first time in three games after two quarters.Valdelicio kind of offset Blatche by shooting 11 points and Yanick Moreira, whose frame and looks make his a dead-ringer for the great Kevin Durant, had nine of the Angolans 29 first half rebounds.The Angolans shot 42% from the field in the first half, making 11-of-22 two-point shots. The only reason they couldn’t break away early from the Filipinos is because of their eight turnovers.Gilas took a lot better care of the ball, committing just three boo-boos in the first 20 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Nadal beats Wawrinka again to reach Paris Masters quarters

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “My serve worked well and the volley too,” Nadal said. “I went to the net a couple of times, serve and volley.”The second-ranked Spaniard was briefly troubled in the first set, saving one break point in the second game and another in the eighth, and then needed some brief medical assistance in the second set for a stomach problem.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Nothing important, honestly,” Nadal said, brushing away any health concerns. “During the match I was (asking) a little bit if just the doctor can give me something to feel a little bit better.”Nadal next faces 2008 champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga as he chases a first Paris title, which would guarantee him the year-end No.1 ranking for the fifth time. Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating 6-4, 6-4 Swiss Stan Wawrinka during the 3rd round match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Rafael Nadal beat Stan Wawrinka for the 19th time in 22 meetings, winning 6-4, 6-4 Thursday to reach the Paris Masters quarterfinals.The two players share 22 Grand Slams, but Nadal has 19 of them and once again established a stranglehold on his Swiss opponent. Wawrinka’s blistering one-handed backhand was as erratic as it was occasionally superb, but Nadal was almost always in control.ADVERTISEMENT “It was because my coach told me I don’t have a great return. So finishing off with a return winner, I kind of gave him a look. No I’m joking,” said Djokovic, who is widely considered among the game’s greatest ever returners.He served well, too, winning 89 percent of first serve points won and conceding no break points. He then peaked with three crisp winners in the last game, including another two-handed backhand and a pinpoint forehand.“It is great to finish the match in style and to feel the way I felt in the second set,” Djokovic said. “I have not played my best yesterday, so of course I was hoping I can do as well as I did in second set. The look was about that.”His voice still croaky, Djokovic addressed the crowd in his fast-improving French after the game. He told them in measured tones that he still felt a bit unwell, having labored at times against the unseeded Corentin Moutet in the second round.He next faces seventh-seeded Greek player Stefanos Tsitsipas, who had 11 aces in a 6-3, 6-4 win against Alex de Minaur and holds a 2-1 record against Djokovic — including earlier this month in the quarterfinals of the Shanghai Masters.Grigor Dimitrov advanced by beating Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-2, breaking the fifth-seeded Austrian’s serve four times. The Bulgarian did not face a break point and next plays Cristian Garin, an unseeded Chilean who saved three match points in a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (6) win against Jeremy Chardy.Sixth-seeded Alexander Zverev of Germany lost 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to Denis Shapovalov in an error-strewn match featuring 30 break points and seven breaks of serve — five conceded by Zverev.Shapovalov next plays U.S. Open quarterfinalist Gael Monfils.The 13th-seeded Frenchman was a set and a break down but rallied to beat 50th-ranked Moldovan Radu Albot 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.Monfils would seal his place in the season-ending ATP Finals in London if he beats Shapovalov. 2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Gago’ Tsonga saved two match points in a grueling 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win against big-hitting German Jan-Lennard Struff.Nadal leads Tsonga 9-4 in their career meetings, with Tsonga’s first win coming in the semifinals of the 2008 Australian Open — which remains the only major final he’s reached. He lost it to Novak Djokovic, who has since added 15 more major titles to join Nadal and 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer as the game’s modern greats.The top-ranked Serb is seeking a record-tying sixth year-end finish with the top ranking, and remains on course to meet Nadal in the final at Bercy Arena. Earlier, the four-time Paris Masters champion looked closer to his best level, reaching the last eight with a 7-6 (7), 6-1 win against Kyle Edmund.After needing seven set points to clinch the first set, he reeled off six straight games in the second, finishing it off by breaking his British opponent to love with a two-handed backhand winner into the left corner.He turned quickly to give his box a look of steely determination and former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic — who joined his coaching team at this year’s Wimbledon — stood to applaud him.ADVERTISEMENT 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw LATEST STORIES Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown MOST READ View comments DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees Lava gushes out of Taal Volcano as villagers flee ‘People evacuated on their own’ Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns each suspended 2 gameslast_img read more

Africa giants and Stars seek winning starts

first_img0Shares0000JOHANNESBURG, June 10- Plenty of goals but few upsets are likely outcomes when the six-matchday 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition kicks off Friday.All the first and second seeds in the 12 four-team groups enjoy home advantage, giving them a distinct early edge as they compete for 15 places at the tournament in Gabon. Recently appointed Senegal coach and former captain Aliou Cisse says ‘favourites’ in football matches are a figment of journalists’ imaginations.“Favourites belong in newspapers,” he said, scornfully dismissing the popular term as he announced a squad to play Burundi in Dakar.But what other tag could be stuck on former African champions Tunisia when they host tiny Djibouti, the third lowest ranked national football team in the world and 178 places behind the North Africans?Damage limitation will surely be the loftiest ambition for Djibouti, a nation that has conceded nine goals in Kenya and eight in Malawi in past qualifiers.Algeria at home to the Seychelles is another fixture that has a home victory and a glut of goals written all over it.One hundred and sixty six places divide them on the world rankings and while Algeria are regular Cup of Nations tournament participants, Seychelles have never come close to qualifying.Seychelles coach Ulrich Mathiot admits his team are likely to defend with 10 men for most of the match in Blida, south of Algiers.“We have no choice,” he conceded. “All-out attack would be suicidal against Algeria, a great team with great individual footballers.”Seychelles have been a little more successful than Djibouti when it comes to containing powerful opponents with five-goal losses in Zimbabwe and Tunisia the worst defeats.Ghana, runners-up to the Ivory Coast in the 2015 Cup of Nations last February, and three-time champions Nigeria are other countries facing countries ranked far lower.Mauritius go to Accra with goalkeeper Kevin Jean-Louis in excellent form, but there is no evidence to suggest they can bridge a 142-place gap in the rankings.Arch-predator Asamoah Gyan has recovered from injury to lead the Ghana attack, although injured creator Andre Ayew misses out.There is considerable excitement among Ghanaians over Bernard Mensah, a 20-year-old midfielder with a venomous shot who plays in Portugal and is reportedly being watched by Manchester United.Nigeria have been on a Cup of Nations roller-coaster, eliminating favourites Ivory Coast en route to lifting the trophy in 2013, but failing to qualify for the tournament this year.Stephen Keshi, who comes and goes regularly as Super Eagles coach, is back in charge and respects Chad, who lie 129 places lower in the world.“Football in Africa today is dynamic and we have to respect all teams and prepare well,” stressed the coach affectionately called ‘Big Boss’.Keshi has dismissed reports that he axed John Obi Mikel, insisting the Chelsea midfielder is being “rested”.Record seven-time African champions Egypt, the other notable absentees from the 2015 finals in Equatorial Guinea, are in the same group as Nigeria and host Tanzania near Alexandria.New Argentina-born coach Hector Cuper insists he will not underestimate the east Africans, whose build-up included losses to Swaziland, Madagascar, Lesotho and Rwanda.“I respect all our opponents equally and my aim is book the automatic place for the finals,” said the handler who took Valencia to two unsuccessful Champions League finals appearances.South Africa, winless 2015 Africa Cup flops after boasting that they would reach the final, tackle Gambia in Durban with coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba warning that the west Africans could prove a “banana skin”.Burkina Faso, four-time title-holders Cameroon and shock 2012 champions Zambia are other countries with sad memories of Equatorial Guinea as they propped up standings.All start with home games and should collect maximum points as Burkina Faso play the Comoros Islands, Cameroon meet Mauritania and Zambia face Guinea-Bissau.Democratic Republic of Congo, the surprise 2015 bronze medalists, start in Kinshasa against Madagascar, a side boasting a prolific scorer in Sarivahy Vombola but a suspect defence.Reigning champions Ivory Coast have a bye in the only three-team group and visit automatic qualifiers Gabon for a friendly minus injured talisman and record four-time African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure.Despite less than ideal preparations, Kenya travel to Congo Brazzaville for their opener with Scot Bobby Williamson aiming to lead the dormant East African giants to the final for the first time since 2004.Brazzaville under veteran French wizard, Claude Le Roy are among the rising teams in the continent who will fancy their chances against the Kenyans.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Huge West Ham boost! Bilic confirms star man in line for Liverpool return

first_img Dimitri Payet Slaven Bilic is weighing up whether to throw Dimitri Payet straight into his West Ham starting XI to face Liverpool.French playmaker Payet, one of the stars of the Hammers’ impressive start to the season, was expected to be sidelined until February with the ankle injury he suffered against Everton in November.But the 28-year-old has made such a rapid recovery that he could be pitched in from the start when Liverpool visit Upton Park on Saturday.Bilic said: “Is he in contention to start? Yes.“He is back, he’s been training with us for a couple of days and depending on how he does today I’m expecting him to be in the squad and available for the game.“We will see how much he is going to participate in the game, but he is back and it’s a great boost for us.”Winger Victor Moses and defender Winston Reid have also recovered from injuries after a couple of months on the sidelines.But Bilic feels they are unlikely to be ready to face the Reds and has pencilled the duo in to return against Wolves in the FA Cup the following weekend.“Victor Moses and Winston Reid are back, it’s a good situation for us,” he added. “They are lacking fitness but they have started training with us.“But for the Liverpool game, no, probably not. They only just started training with us so they will be more for the FA Cup game. That will be good recovery for them.”Bilic will also check on the fitness of left-back Aaron Cresswell, who missed Monday’s 2-1 win over Southampton with a hamstring problem. 1last_img read more

Holiday weekend is full of new films

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsI’d give “Hitman” and “The Mist” the best chance of emerging from that pack and getting some respectable grosses of maybe $15million, while “Christmas” could crack $10million. I think “Rush” is a hard sell. All have to contend with last week’s top film, “Beowulf,” which is only a week into its run, along with strong holdovers “Bee Movie” and “American Gangster.” LIMITED AND EXPANDING: The well-reviewed “No Country for Old Men” has expanded to 800 theaters and will be going after that “American Gangster” audience. Bob Dylan fans should be mighty intrigued by “I’m Not There,” a Todd Haynes-directed film opening in 130 theaters that has Dylan portrayed at different points in his life by several different actors, including Christian Bale, Heath Ledger and even Cate Blanchett! ADRIENNE SHELLY BENEFIT: The movie “Waitress” is one of the gems of 2007. But you watch it with kind of a heavy heart because Adrienne Shelly, the woman who wrote and directed and co-stars in the movie, was murdered before its release. On Tuesday, StoryMakers Studio is hosting a screening of the art house hit at the Mann’s Chinese Theatre complex in Hollywood benefiting the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, which was set up in her memory to help young women pursue filmmaking dreams. Pie, which is integral to the plot of “Waitress,” will absolutely be served! To buy tickets, go to www.storymakersstudio. com/waitress. 818-713-3758 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Geez, like we didn’t already have enough movies to choose from! Five new releases opened wide on Wednesday so there is plenty to choose from after you’ve completed all that holiday shopping. If you want an ideal movie to take the family – or even a date – to, I say go see Disney’s “Enchanted.” I expect it will emerge in first place and rack up some terrific grosses during its first five days of release. This part-animated, mostly live-action fairy tale is massively appealing and received rave reviews. Opening in 3,500 theaters, “Enchanted” should easily have more than $40million in the till by Monday. BATTLE FOR SECOND: The four other newcomers in wide release: the fantasy drama “August Rush” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell and Robin Williams in 2,200 locations; the action flick “Hitman,” playing in 2,300 theaters; the horror film “The Mist,” trying to scare up business in 2,500 spots; and the family drama “This Christmas,” playing in 1,700 theaters. last_img read more


first_img7th NOVEMBER Station House Hotel, Letterkenny: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Information Seminar: Developing an Integration Strategy for your OrganisationThe Integration Centre will host an information seminar to promote the developmentof Integration Strategies for organisations in Donegal. The Participatory Project Officer(Northeast Region) will present this seminar. The Integration Centre is a non-governmental organisation that is committed to the integration and inclusionof people from immigrant backgrounds in Ireland.For more information contact:Tinu Achioya on 087 0996789 or tinu.achioya@integrationcentre.ieMoville Community College: 2 shows during school dayNCDI Offices, Newtowncunningham: 8 p.m. The Home Place: Drama Workshop and Facilitated Discussion“The Home Place” is a short one-act play; commissioned by Donegal County Council’sOne Donegal Initiative, that seeks to examine and challenge the perceptions of theProtestant community in Donegal, from both within and without that community. The play looks at how three different characters from that community manifestand communicate their own feelings about their culture and identity. The play will befollowed by a facilitated discussion that allows the audience to engage with each otherand the author about the issues and themes of the play, and, in doing this, challengeattitudes through open and meaningful dialogue.For more information contact:James Kee on 074 9156898 or 8th NOVEMBER Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny: 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.Embedding Diversity in Youth Work: Training WorkshopThis training course will introduce participants to the use of a newly developed DiversityToolkit for carrying out a diversity assessment on youth projects. It will demonstratehow to develop an action plan based on identified gaps in service. It will presentpractical routes to achieve new diversity goals.The Programme will: Build understanding on the importance of diversity work and howto ensure that diversity is the norm in youth services, provide information on the needsand issues of diverse youth in the community and identify challenges and planningfor change within a youth work setting. In planning for change it guides participantsthrough a self-assessment of their organisations, examines practical ways to achievenew diversity goals, gives practical tips for engaging with a wide variety of young peopleand leads participants through the development of an action plan to bridge the gapsidentified in their service.This course will suit individuals that have a professional role – voluntary or staff – in ayouth work setting. It is designed especially for anyone involved in planning, evaluationand programme development. Spaces are limited.For more information contact:Julie McGrory on (074) 91 72922 or Julie.mcgrory@donegalyouthservice.ieMilford Community Library: 11.30 a.m.One Small Step ShowcaseSometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever”– Keri Russell, ActressIn the library service, staff always strive to bring a new reading experience to our newand existing customers. To celebrate cultural diversity month, Milford Library hasbrought together some of their most culturally diverse sections to the one area as apermanent fixture. Join us for a cup of tea and a brief introduction to all of what thelibrary has to offer.For more information contact:Karen Sheehy on (074) 9153927 or milford@donegallibrary.ieYouth Hall, Tullyhommon, Co. Fermanagh: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.Cultural Identity Workshop for the Forge Family Resource CentreCross Border Youth ClubThe Youth Group will explore themes of cultural diversity through music and dance.This will be a celebration of multi-culturalism that will help to promote cultural andethnic diversity. This project is organised by The Forge Family Resource Centre, Pettigo.For more information contact:Martina Doyle on (071) 9861924 or theforgefrc@eircom.netRaphoe Orange Hall: 8 p.m.The Home Place: Drama Workshop and Facilitated DiscussionSee entry for the Home Place on page 9, 7th November.For more information contact:James Kee on 074 9156898 or jameskee@btinternet.com9th NOVEMBER Buncrana Library: 7 p.m.Buncrana Book Club: Monthly book group discussionBuncrana book club meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month in BuncranaCommunity Library at 7pm. Nine women of all ages and cultural backgrounds cometogether to discuss a chosen title. It’s informal, lively and time passes very quicklyand in fact it often continues past the allocated time frame. We read from a diversecollection of titles and for Cultural diversity month will read “The swallows of Kabul”.New members welcome.For more information contact:Ursula Cutliffe on (074) 9361941 or ucutliffe@donegalcoco.ieBurlington Hotel, DublinChambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government AwardsThe ‘How We Remember’ – 28 Inf Battalion exhibition curated by the Donegal CountyMuseum, Donegal County Council has been shortlisted in the Sustaining the Artscategory of the Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government Awards. The 2011Excellence in Local Government Awards are run in conjunction with Department ofEnvironment, Community and Local Government. All those shortlisted will be awarded aCitation of Best Practice on the night.The exhibition and its associated education programme ran in the County Museum,Letterkenny from the 4th March 2011 until the 26th June 2011. Through this exhibitionand education programme the role of the 28th Infantry Battalion in peacekeeping bothat home and abroad was remembered and celebrated. The Battalion members and theirfamilies have played a very significant role in the economic, social and cultural lives ofthe county in particular in Letterkenny, Lifford and Bundoran/Ballyshannon.The ‘How We Remember’ project built on Donegal County Council offering the 28thInfantry Battalion the honour of Freedom of the County in April 2009 for their unselfishdedication to the security and stability of the County during the Troubles. This projectwas supported by the PEACE III Programme managed for the Special EU ProgrammesBody by Donegal County Council.For more information contact:Judith Mc Carthy on (074) 9124613 or judith.mcarthy@donegalcoco.ie10th NOVEMBER Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny: 8 p.m.John Cooper Clarke in ConcertManchester’s legendary sharp-dressed, sharp-delivering punk poet, performs the slanganthems of the zip age. Expect a mix of hilarious anecdotes of life in a Northern towninterspersed with machine-gun fast delivery of some of his best poems. ‘If you thinkpoetry is dull and boring, or posh and erudite – you haven’tseen JCC!’Admission: €12 / €10 (concession)For more information and booking contact:The Regional Cultural Centre on (074) 91 2918611th NOVEMBER Scoil Chaitríona, College Street, Ballyshannon: 10 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.Good Relations Workshops of storytelling, creative writing andcomic book illustration with the Verbal Arts CentreThe Verbal Arts Centre’s See Me See You programme is specifically designed to bringyoung people from the two main religions and traditions in Ireland together in a safeand secure environment. The programme enables the participants to have their voiceheard and to tell their story. The programme encourages purposeful discussion onsectarianism, discrimination, prejudicesand stereotyping. By discussing theseissues and raising awareness, thegroups become familiar with them.The programme aim is to then dispelany misconceptions and commonperceptions. The groups will thenundertake a creative workshop incomic book illustration which is a fun,accessible, engaging and innovativeway to tell stories.For more information contact:Una MacFarland on (048) 71266946 Cultural Centre, Letterkenny: 6 p.m.Launch of Faces ExhibitionA specially commissioned performance will mark the launch of the Faces exhibition,which features an extensive number of artworks depicting the facial portraits ofparticipants from different cultures throughout Donegal.Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny: 7 p.m.Official Opening of Sharing Stories ExhibitionLaunch of the IFI funded Sharing Stories exhibition featuring extracts from over twentyshort community films made in Donegal and Derry over the past two years.For more information on both of these exhibitions, please see page 4 – exhibitions section.11th & 12th NOVEMBER Donegal Castle, Donegal Town: 12 noon and 2 p.m. performances each dayBeyond the Pale: Promenade TheatreTyrone-Derry and Donegal Action in association with Blue Eagle productions presents‘Beyond the Pale‘- by Jonathan Burgess.A costumed sketch providing a snapshot of the story of Plantation pertinent to theDonegal Town area. Although historically accurate, the sketch will look at the subjectof the Plantation in a light-hearted manner. The sketch is professionally produced anduses the natural space and ambiance of Donegal Castle for the performance, utilisingvarious parts of the castle and creating a promenade performance.For more information contact: Albert Allen on (074) 9173747 or tdaction@gmail.com12th NOVEMBER Peace Garden & Memorial Wall, Fort Dunree, Buncrana: 3 p.m.Armistice Day Remembrance EventInishowen Friends of Messines are holding a RemembranceService to be held at the Fort Dunree Memorial Wall andPeace Garden to mark Armistice Day. As part of the PEACEIII funded Fort Dunree Remembrance Project a lastinglegacy was created with the construction of the Fort DunreeMemorial Wall. Formally opened in June 2011, the wallconsists of 226 people from all the parishes in Inishowenwho gave their lives during World War I. This will be the firstopportunity that Inishowen Friends of Messines will haveto conduct a formal Armistice Ceremony in line with all the other ceremonies across theworld at this time. There will be an ecumenical service of Remembrance, wreath layingand musical accompaniment.For more information contact: David Magee on (074) 9361817 or dunree@eircom.netRegional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny: 8 p.m.Netnakisum in ConcertNetnakisum from Austria are a quirkyand brilliant young female string triowho have been playing together since2004. They have gathered a reputationfor introducing classical music to newaudiences around the world with theirunusual look and dynamic performances.Their music ranges from Strauss waltz’sto traditional harmonic yodelling! Theyperform really entertaining shows thatcombine madcap chat and laughter with exceptional musicianship. Presented inassociation with Music Network. Admission: €12 / €10 (concession)For more information and booking contact:The Regional Cultural Centre on (074) 91 2918613th NOVEMBER Newtowncunningham Orange Hall, Newtowncunningham: 8 p.m.Service of RemembranceA religious service to remember the dead of the 1st World War and other conflicts,especially those who were members of the Newtowncunningham LOL 1063. A local minister will lead the service. All welcome.For more information contact:Stewart Mc Clean on (087) 2973169 or project is supported by the PEACE III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.REGIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE, LETTERKENNY Sharing StoriesThe exhibition featuring an exciting visual display of extracts fromover twenty short films represents the culmination of a majortwo-year community film programme. The International Fund forIreland funded cross-border project contains an incredibly richarray of stories about life in Donegal and Derry. Sharing Stories isorganised by Donegal County Council Regional Cultural Centre inpartnership with the Nerve Centre Derry.November 11th – December 17th 2011 FacesDuring the months of August, September and October this year, groups of peoplefrom many different cultures and ethnicities across County Donegal learned to lookthemselves and each other in the face. They attended art workshops where theyexamined how the ‘other’ looked, finding differences and commonalities.They portrayed what they saw through different art forms, and the result can beviewed in this remarkable exhibition. Faces is organised by Donegal County CouncilPort na Fáilte, LetterkennyNovember 11th – November 26th 2011Both exhibitions open Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.and Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.For more information contact:Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on (074) 9129186 or rcc@donegalcoco.ieLETTERKENNY PUBLIC SERVICE CENTRE Sharing the Learning ExhibitionA photographic exhibition commissioned by the Donegal CDB Peace and ReconciliationPartnership to capture the essence of the projects supported through Phase I of thePEACE III programme in Donegal. The project was completed by Still Design.A website complements the exhibition comprising additional images from the featuredprojects with accompanying audio to bring life to the projects supported.Throughout NovemberFor more information contact:Sarah Thompson on (074) 9172586 or sthompson@donegalcoco.ieor see CARNDONAGH COMMUNITY LIBRARY& CARNDONAGH PUBLIC SERVICE BUILDING Equality ExhibitionImagine a world with no poverty. A world where everyperson felt enabled and empowered to live a good life.It may sound like an impossible dream, but that’s whatpeople once thought about votes for women! We owethe equalities we have now to men and women whodreamt impossible dreams. This exhibition relays thismessage through powerful imagery.Throughout NovemberFor more information contact:Ciara Cunnane on (074) 9124950or eudirect@donegallibrary.ieCENTRAL LIBRARY, LETTERKENNY Laureate International Libraries ExhibitionCentral Library and the Europe Direct InformationCentre will be hosting a book exhibition following on from the visit of the Children’sPoet Laureate, Siobhan Parkinson in October. The visit will take place in CentralLibrary, Letterkenny on 25th October at 11am and will involve local school childrenfrom various cultural backgrounds. Following on from this there will be a selection ofInternational titles from the Books Beyond Borders project.The exhibition will run for the whole month of NovemberBooks Beyond Borders aims to explore the topic ofbooks and reading in multi-cultural societies. Thediscussion will be led by Laureate na nÓg, SiobhánParkinson, and Austrian writer, Rachell Van Kooig,and will draw on children, their teachers, educators inthe wider context and anybody involved in the worldsof children’s literature, education, multiculturalismand in integration.Books Beyond Borders is an initiative of theLaureate na nÓg and is supported by The Arts Council,Poetry Ireland, Children’s Books Ireland andThe Austrian Embassy.Throughout NovemberFor more information contact:Ursula Cutliffe on (074) 9124950 or BUNCRANA COMMUNITY LIBRARY Shared Stories ExhibitionAn exhibition of books aimed at children that highlight awareness of the diversecommunity that exists in Inishowen and Donegal.Throughout NovemberFor more information contact:Ursula Cutliffe on (074) 9124950or ucutliffe@donegalcoco.ieREGIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE, LETTERKENNY & VARIOUS LIBRARIES Roots Of Empathy Exhibition – Whoever You AreExhibition of the Children’s work will be held in the Regional Culture Centreand also libraries in the locality of the participating schools.21st November – 30th NovemberFor more information contact:Seana Hume on (074) 91 04693 or Seana.Hume@hse.ieLIFFORD COURTHOUSE “Journey Of Hope” ExhibitionAn exhibition of 23 Biblical Paintings with extracts from the New Testament and thePsalms which depict a journey of hope from depression to healing and peace.The paintings illustrate the journey and God’s Word, which can unite us in the midst ofall the religious diversity which surrounds us.Our unity is not in our conformity to man-made rules and regulations but in ourChristian Cultural Diversity, which is founded on Jesus Christ, the Corner stone who isthe Way, the Truth and the Life.Throughout NovemberFor more information contact:Margaret Giblin by e-mail: giblinmargaret@hotmail.comThis project is supported by the PEACE III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.CULTURAL DIVERSITY WEEK – LIST OF EVENTS was last modified: November 4th, 2011 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)Tags:CULTURAL DIVERSITY MONTHDonegal County Councillast_img read more

City Council to take voluntary drug tests

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But testing will be completely voluntary, and a council member could withhold results. While many employers require pre-hiring drug-testing, a 1997 U.S. Supreme Court ruling found requiring it from elected officials violates the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable searches and seizures, authorities said. Still, Councilwoman Marsha Ramos said she would submit to it. “As an elected official, you better be ready to have your life as an open book,” she said Wednesday. “If the drug tests scare you away, you’re going to be blown away by the rest of it.” The vote comes eight months after the council asked the city staff to explore a drug-test policy. Council members were responding to public outcry over the arrest of then-Councilwoman Stacey Murphy on drug and child-endangering charges last summer. She subsequently resigned, pleaded guilty to the charges and agreed to enter a drug-rehabilitation program. BURBANK – City Council members will voluntarily submit themselves to random drug and alcohol testing, a move that comes after a former councilwoman was convicted of drug possession. The panel unanimously adopted the policy Tuesday night. Under the guidelines, two council members will be selected at random every two months for testing on a Tuesday – the same day the council meets. “It’s effective immediately,” said Judie Sarquiz, the city management-services director who will oversee the testing. “We will officially begin the first call of names soon.” Council members will have the choice of submitting to a urine, blood or breath test for illegal substances, such as marijuana and cocaine, or for alcohol over the legal limit. “We’re in a political environment that has demanded this,” Ramos said. “People wonder. … If you don’t say `I’m going to submit,’ you’re out of your mind.” Mayor Todd Campbell said he supported the policy but warned it could open the council to groundless suspicion. “What I hope doesn’t happen is, if a council member is out of town and can’t make it (to testing), that the public puts that person under false scrutiny,” he said. “I just want to make sure the actions don’t mislead the public and others’ perceptions about the city. “That being said, … if this prevents the council member in the present and future from participating in an illegal action, then the policy has some benefit.” In 1997, the council voted down a voluntary drug-testing policy after reports of alleged drug use by former Councilwoman Susan Spanos. The city currently has a pre-employment drug-screening program and a reasonable-suspicion policy that allows testing of any employee believed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The city also uses a federally mandated Department of Transportation drug-testing program for city truck drivers. (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

John Terry’s arrival got people carried away but I am the man for Villa – Bruce

first_imgUnder fire Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce insists he is the man to turn the club’s fortunes around and believes John Terry’s signing got people carried away.Villa – who were touted as strong promotion favourites ahead of the season’s start – have had a tough start to the campaign after picking up just one point in their opening three games.Reading were the latest team to dispatch the Villans on Tuesday night, as they triumphed 2-1 at the Madjeski Stadium, and some fans are already starting to turn on Bruce.The former Hull City manager was particularly damning after Saturday’s dire 3-0 loss to Cardiff City as he questioned the character of his side and admitted he was struggling to find the right balance – despite being in the job since October.However, after the latest defeat Bruce admits people’s perceptions and anticipations may have skyrocketed to unrealistic levels following the signing of Chelsea legend Terry.“We obviously signed JT, people have got carried away with the euphoria of it all,” Bruce said after the Reading loss.“We are where we are and I’m convinced I’m the right one to turn it round.“There’s still obviously a load of work to be done but judge us when all the players are fit and ready and at the minute we are having a tough time.“We’ve had a tough start – Newcastle had a tough start last year – we have to batton down the hatches, still believe in what we are doing and get that win which will obviously give everyone a lift.Bruce also highlighted how the club’s recent turmoil should be taken into account when assessing their current struggles.And he reaffirmed that he has the experience and the know-how to get them going in the right direction once more.“The club has been in constant change round in every transfer window for the past five or six – there is no denying that,” Bruce added.“I can’t control that, of course, as I said at the top of the interview I’ve done it before and given time I will turn it round.“At the minute we are all disappointed with it but that’s where we are so we have to accept it, take the flak that comes your way in getting beat these days, and that’s what any manager of a club like ours has to put up with.“I’m not shy in my belief that we will turn it round and we will make a fist of it.”last_img read more