5 best La Liga goals of 2019

first_imgImage Courtesy: RC Celta/Getty/USA TodayAdvertisement amweudNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfbtWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8nk841m( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ab3juWould you ever consider trying this?😱whlCan your students do this? 🌚9sRoller skating! Powered by Firework The year of 2019 is almost over, and looking back at last 12 months in the sport of football has given us enough eye candy. This time, its for the fans of the Spanish La Liga, where we saw numerous breathtaking screamers. Below here are the top five best La Liga goals of 2019:Advertisement Image Courtesy: RC Celta/Getty/USA TodayArthur Melo against VillarrealTalking about long distance goals, its the FC Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo that set the perfect example. In the match against Villarreal back in September, the Brazilian international produced a spectacular goal from outside the box, and made the crowd at Camp Nou awestruck. Enjoy the clip below, courtesy of YouTube channel Football World.Advertisement Antoine Griezmann against Real BetisFormer Atlético Madrid hit man Antoine Griezmann switched sides with the Catalans back in July. Despite the speculations of a lack of chemistry with teammates, and the ongoing rumours of a feud with club talisman Leo Messi, the Frenchman has been a regular contributor for Barça, with already 7 goals in 17 appearances. In the match against Real Betis back in August, the 28 year old showcased his physicality in the match opener. A beautiful lofted through from Sergi Roberto, and the French international extended his left foot in the box to perfectly set the ball into the back of the net. See the goal int he video  below, courtesy of YouTube channel 433Football.Advertisement Vinícius Júnior against OsasunaThe Brazilian wonderkid Vinícius Júnior arrived at Santiago Bernabéu as a prodigy, and the teenager is proving every right to that claim. In the September La Liga game versus Osasuna, the 19 year old produced an absolute stunner in the 36th minute. Receiving a pass from Toni Kroos just outside of the box, Vinícius produced a marvellous shot, putting it into the top corner. Enjoy the goal below, courtesy of YouTube channel Goaltime24.Gabriel Fernández against ValenciaNot many people may have heard about Gabriel Fernández, but the Uruguyan attacker’s footwork will make your jaw drop. In the August fixture against Valencia, the Celta Vigo forward produced the winning goal with a strikingly amazing one touch. A back pass in the box from Denis Suárez, and the 25 year old brilliantly directed it towards the opposition net. Check out the goal here, courtesy of YouTube channel Mundo Descargas.Luis Suárez against MallorcaUndobtedly the strangest, yet the most bizarre and insane way to score a goal in 2019 goes to the one and only Luis Suárez. The FC Barcelona talisman was in brilliant form against Real Mallorca on 8th December, and his 43rd minute backheel goal is arguably th best La Liga goal of the year. A calculated through in the box from Sergi Roberto, and the Uruguyan attacker marvellously used the back of his foot to flick the ball past Manolo Reina and into the net. See for yourself in the clip below, courtesy of YouTube channel #VivaSkills. Advertisementlast_img read more

Nelson Youth Soccer back on the pitch

first_imgMost house teams are back on the pitch with the season winding down in early October with playoffs and final games. Nelson Youth Soccer has commenced the unofficial season half of the roundball season this week.Saturday is the start of Soccer Saturday as mini teams head back to the pitch for the beautiful game.Meanwhile, in Revelstoke and Sandpoint, Idaho, many of the NYS teams are entered into the Rep Tournament.last_img

Cristiano will buy material to combat Covid-19

first_imgAs you have been able to know ACE, after Mendes’ initiative, several footballers, some of whom he represents as Cristiano RonaldoThey can be encouraged to use their resources for the good of society. It is expected that in the next few hours footballers from around the world will join in the necessary aid to combat the virus. Cristiano Ronaldo is in his native Madeira serving Juventus team quarantine because he traveled there to see his mother who had suffered a stroke and had to withdraw at home. In Spain this initiative has been taken by the family Ortega from Inditex and it is expected that in the next few hours Spain will receive the much-needed material in Spanish hospitals. Amancio Ortega’s daughter, Sandra will donate more than a million masks, 5,000 protective suits and a number of protective screens still to be determined, according to The voice of Galicia.The same information indicates that the material was purchased from a Chinese supplier and is expected to arrive shortly. Inditex announced this week that it would donate 300,000 surgical masks, to which other material will be added. In addition, the textile company has joined the manufacture of dressing gowns and other types of material. Specifically, it is going to start manufacturing sanitary masks, gloves, goggles, caps, leggings and facial protectors.The initiative of the Ortega family in Spain and Jorge Mendes in Portugal can produce a knock-on effect and it is expected that more people with possible investments in sanitary material. The spokeswoman for Gestifute, company of Mendes, Manuela Brandao The initiative pointed out in social networks: “In the face of the health emergency affecting our country, Jorge Mendes and Gestifute undertake to contribute to the reinforcement of the resources that serve the hospital establishments of our country in the fight against the Covid-19 virus. In this sense, Jorge Mendes has ordered (with delivery scheduled for the first week of April) three ventilators, which will serve two hospitals in the north of the country. “ Jorge Mendes has begun to acquire medical supplies to provide the São João hospital in Porto to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The soccer agent has acquired two hundred thousand individual protection gowns and one thousand ventolin applicators. And in the next few days, when he gets the material he is looking for all over the world, he will buy 50,000 masks and donate them also to Portuguese hospitals.last_img read more

“Nearly all the roads in Region 10 have problems”– Chairman

first_imgBy Utamu BelleThe deplorable state of a recently constructed road at the entrance to Wisroc, Wismar, Linden, Region10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) formed part of the discussions during the statutory Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting held last Thursday.During the discussions, Councillor Gordon Callender stressed his frustration over the recently rehabilitated road that was undertaken by the previous Council.One of the deplorable roads in LindenHe stressed that the newly built asphalted road, which is one of the main thoroughfares in the community, presently contains large potholes and was also an issue talked about at the previous Council.The Councillor contended that the road needs urgent intervention given its present deplorable state.“We road only do the other day…it’s a short period of time. The REO who is the Clerk of Council…traverse that road two, three times per day and I want to know if the REO ain’t see those holes that opened in that newly built road…money spending on that piece of road over and over…and you can’t be spending money over and over on the same piece of road”, Callender iterated.He suggested that the road be urgently repaired using “hot mix”, indicating that it was not a chip seal road which was constructed.In response, Regional Chairman Renis Morian said nearly all of the roads in the Region are problematic and blamed the recent rainy weather for road works not being carried out in a timely manner. He nevertheless stated that works are currently ongoing at places like Obama Drive, Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, and Linden.“You got more than thirty examples of that (those type of roads) in Region 10. What we’ve asked contractors to do is mobilise in the weather because we don’t normally do road works in the weather and contractors have mobilised to do road works. And trust me we won’t even do quarter of the roads that need to be done in 2016 because nearly all the roads in Region 10 have problems. But I can assure you that road works are being done all over Region 10”, the chairman said.Meanwhile, residents have also expressed dissatisfaction with the deplorable state of numerous roads in the Linden community. In some instances, they have related that attention has not been placed on these roads for years and that has led to serious deterioration.last_img read more

Diamond Diagnostic Centre for “SMART” upgrade

first_imgThe Public Health Ministry on Monday unveiled a billboard at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre as part of the Smart Healthcare Initiative to provide upgraded and environmentally friendly services.The unveiled billboard at the Diamond Diagnostic Centre on the East Bank of DemeraraThe centre on the East Bank of Demerara is one of the five health facilities identified by the ministry to be upgraded. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence stated that apart from resilience the facility will become one “where the services can be provided in such a manner that there is no cumbersomeness in terms of the patients accessing the services and the staff being able to provide those services.”She added that the initiative “is a great takeaway for the health sector, we will borrow from this procedure and ensure that we implement it as we go along into the other health facilities.”Also delivering brief remarks was UK High Commissioner Greg Quinn who expressed his pleasure to be involved in a project which will “directly impact the lives” of Guyanese in several areas.“The fundamental goal for us is to ensure that no matter what happens, no matter where it happens, no matter how it happens, people will still have access to the fundamental health care which is so important,” he is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) representative for the Guyana office, Dr William Adu-Krow, said that while the initiative looks at providing safe healthcare, it also covers the green aspect “which is making sure that we use renewable energy, making sure the lights and gadgets that we use are energy compliant, making sure that the cooling systems are good, we have reservoirs of water, of energy.So, when you put those together we have the smart hospital initiative.”The other facilities identified are Leonora Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, Mabaruma and Lethem Regional Hospitals and the Paramakatoi Health Centre.The ‘SMART Hospital’ concept refers to a health facility which is both safe and utilises green technology.Hospitals and other health facilities embracing this concept must provide standard and efficient health care before, during, and even immediately after the event of any natural or man-made disaster.The upgrades under the SMART initiative project are expected to be completed by May to June 2020.last_img read more

Rock slide on the Cecil Lake Road

first_imgA rock slide has closed part of the Cecil Lake road.The land slide occurred around 5 p.m. And covered the west bound lane that heads towards Fort St. John. The road is still open to single lane alternating traffic and YRB is on scene dealing with the clean up.The slide is located at the east end of the valley where the road becomes winding and speed is reduced. The RCMP are asking the public to take care when traveling on the Cecil Lake road.- Advertisement -The south Taylor Hill also has problems from the heavy rain. Water has been spotted on the hill, but the road is still in good condition. Motorists should use caution in the area. Yellowhead Road and Bridge is currently looking into the incident.At this time, the RCMP have not released any further information about problems on roads in the North Peace.If you see anything on the roads around the Peace, let us know contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com Advertisementlast_img read more

Antilles 3×3 to tip off Saturday

first_imgThe Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) will light up this weekend as it is being treated to the 3×3 Antilles Under-18 basketball competition.Banks DIH Communications Manager Troy Peters presents GABF’s Shemaiah Denny with the sponsorshipWhile the focus will be on the 3×3 basketball action, the weekend’s schedule organised by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) also incorporates seminars so as to build the players’ skill and character.Speaking on the level of competition, GABF President Nigel Hinds gave insight into the participating countries and went as far as to reveal the purpose of the tournament.“We’re playing against some small islands in this basketball event of which we’ll have eight countries coming into Guyana. Those countries comprise of Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, St Lucia and Dominica. It’s a youth tournament that seeks to expand and energise persons’ interest in basketball using the 3-on-3 format,” the GABF President explained.He went on to express his gratitude to Banks for its longstanding support of the sport.”We’re grateful to the flagship sponsor beyond the International Basketball Federation (IBF), this being Banks DIH, who have over the years been very generous to basketball and other sport disciplines in Guyana. I recall being here 10 months ago for the launching of Mecca and Banks supported that event, which I think was part of the catalyst to Guyana becoming the Caribbean basketball men’s champions,” Hinds stated.Furthermore, the beverage company’s Communication Manager, Troy Peters cited the Federation’s hard work and success as one of the reasons why the beverage entity continued to support the sport discipline.“We’ve seen the success of the Guyana men’s basketball team and we’ve seen the 3 on 3 where they were successful, so to host an event at this level and the recent Caribbean junior tournament, it really shows that the Basketball Federation is on top of its game. So, when Nigel called on us, we were ready to assist the Federation,” Peters noted.Aside from the Federation’s youth leadership seminar which is slated for Friday evening and Saturday morning, the 3×3 action will bounce off from 14:00h on Saturday and Sunday, with the Guyanese male and female teams comprising Akeem Crandon, Andrew Johnson, Nigel Bowen, Shamar France, Saffiya Greene, Lydia Roberts, and Roschelle Campbell hoping to keep the winners’ cup on local shores.last_img read more

Hydro trying to purchase homes in Bear Flats by Christmas

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A property purchase time-line has become the latest bone of contention to surface in the Site C dam construction controversy.Arlene and Ken Boone, the latter the President of the Peace Valley Land Owner Association, are among a group of river valley landowners with property B.C. Hydro wants to purchase in the Bear Flat area in order to move the project forward.Mr. Boone says, they have now been informed by their attorney, that Hydro wants to have the purchase agreements in place by Christmas of this year.- Advertisement -He says Hydro has not yet put a purchase offer forward for what amounts to just about all the Boone’s land, consisting of three different quarter sections and to the best of his knowledge that is also true of the other landowners in the Bear Flat area, all of whom are being represented by the same law firm.To date Mr. Boone adds the landowners have developed a good solidarity relationship hoping to prevent Hydro from using what he called a divide and conquer negotiating strategy.He argues in the past it has been used in land purchase negotiations associated with dam constructions projects on both the Peace and Columbia rivers and that noted, he recycled to his time-line concerns…Advertisementlast_img read more

Cash crunch hits FKF ahead of Ethiopia clash

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne gestures during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – Harambee Stars face a tough phase before their crucial back-to-back 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Ethiopia’s Walya Antelopes with the Football Kenya Federation grappling with financial crisis.By close of business on Wednesday evening, the Federation was yet to secure funds from the Sports Ministry to purchase flight tickets for the 14 foreign based players called in by head coach Sebastien Migne for the clash. This is on top of the fact that Migne himself has only been paid for two months since he took charge of the job and has gone for the remaining two without a penny of his salary.“We are yet to secure money from the government and as we speak the president (Nick Mwendwa is meeting with the PS (Kirimi Kaberia) to try and secure these funds. It is a bit alarming because we should be travelling to Ethiopia by latest Monday and today is Wednesday,” FKF Chief Executive Officer Robert Muthomi told Capital Sport.He went on to explain that the federation has been seeking to get funds from the government, with a budget of Sh25mn said to be the amount needed for the two games against Ethiopia as well as settle bills from the Ghana match.“We haven’t paid the travel agent for the tickets we took for the first game against Ghana. Together with the Ethiopia game, we have a budget of almost 25 million shillings. The financial situation at the federation is not good and with this being a national team, we expect the government to take charge,” added Muthomi.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne during a past training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThere is also worry that head coach Migne might be uncomfortable with the situation over his salary with sources claiming the coach is unhappy.“He has his family here and definitely, he wants to be paid for his job. He hasn’t received his salary for two months and after the Ethiopia home game, we don’t know what might happen or what action he will take,” a source close to the Federation insinuated.Kenya faces a date with destiny in the two matches against Ethiopia as even four points from the available six will inch them closer to an AFCON appearance for the first time in 14 years.Kenya, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Ghana are all on three points with Ghana leading the group and Kenya second based on goal difference. While Kenya plays Ethiopia, Ghana will be tackling on Sierra Leone and this round of matches will give the group direction.Head coach Migne had already anticipated to have the local group of players in camp by at least Thursday evening, but the same might be tricky both because of financial problems as well as the period not falling within the FIFA window.The Harambee Stars players hurdle together in prayer before the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Ghana at the Kasarani Stadium on September 8, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“The idea was to have players coming in for training then go back to their clubs without residential camp. But this is difficult in two ways; some clubs have very important matches this weekend and will not be comfortable in releasing their players,”“Also, it will not be wise to make camp bookings only to have three or four players turn up. So we will just have to wait till Sunday evening when all players are available, then possibly they can spend together before flying to Ethiopia,” Muthomi explained.The foreign based players are expected to link up with the team directly in Ethiopia for the first leg tie which will be staged on October 10 in Bahir Dar while the return tie is the following Sunday in Nairobi.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne with attacking midfielder Eric Johanna. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeanwhile, the team has received a massive boost with the return to fitness of attacking midfielder Eric Johannah.The former Mathare United man picked up an ankle injury two weeks ago, but made a competitive comeback on Tuesday featuring for his Swedish club IF Bromma’s Under-21 team as they lost 4-3 to Hammarby.Central midfielder Johannah Omollo who tuirns out for Belgian side Cercle Brugge is also back fit though he missed out his side’s 4-0 derby loss at the hands of Club Brugge last weekend.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT: ‘For Chelsea to sack Mourinho would be farcical – who would replace him?’

first_imgHarry Redknapp has told talkSPORT it would be ‘farcical’ if Chelsea decided to sack Jose Mourinho following the Blues’ shocking start to the season, insisting there is no one who could replace him.Mourinho is feeling the heat at the Stamford Bridge helm after overseeing the worst start to a title defence in Premier League history.Chelsea are currently languishing 15th in the table following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham – their FIFTH loss from their opening ten games.The boss’ recent erratic behaviour has only intensified the spotlight on the club, with the boss refusing to speak to media following the reverse at Upton Park and then being slapped with a second FA charge of the season after he was sent to the stands against the Hammers.Reports in the media suggest Mourinho is on the brink of the boot and a defeat to Liverpool in their next Premier League fixture could be the final straw for Chelsea chiefs.But Redknapp believes the club would be crazy to part with the manager ‘who has won everything there is to win’.“You don’t go from being probably the best manager in the world to not being good enough and getting the sack in a matter of ten games,” the former Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers boss told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It’s incredible, really. If that did happen it would show you just how fickle this game is. What chance have you got as a manager if you’ve won everything these is to win and you still get the sack?“It doesn’t make sense to me,” he continued when asked about talk of Mourinho losing the dressing room. “I’ve spoken to Frank Lampard about Jose in the past and the players loved him, absolutely idolised him.“How do you replace him, who with? Where do you go? The only other name in the frame who is out of work at the moment is Ancelotti, but Carlo has been there before. He did a fantastic job there, but they let him go because they always wanted to bring back Jose.“Now Jose is back at Chelsea and I can’t see any way they can get rid of him, I think it would be farcical.”Mourinho looks a different man to the manager who walked into his first press conference upon his Chelsea return last summer and declared himself, ‘the Happy One’.Even the club’s own fans have started taking issue with his worsening mood, but Redknapp has backed the boss, insisting the former World Coach of the Year is simply ‘not used to losing’.He added: “Jose’s had praise heaped on him week after week, year after year, he keeps winning and it’s an easy game when you’re winning.“But suddenly now he’s getting beat and people are doubting him and it’s something he’s just not been used to. For the first time Jose has got to deal with that, and it’s not been easy for him.”last_img read more