Now and after recovering with total normality of his blows, he hopes to feel the main actor in the white team again, as he did at the beginning of the season. Then, a play of his served for Benzema to score the first goal of the whites this season. Two weeks later, he scored the two white goals at the Ceramics Stadium (2-2) to avoid what would have been the first white defeat of the campaign. Since then he has appeared with an eyedropper wearing the white shirt, not that of Wales, where he has practically qualified his team to participate in the next Eurocup.These days he has exercised with the rest of his classmates normally since last week. It was striking his non-presence in the derby against Atlético as well as in the Copa match against Real Sociedad. Even an alleged attempt by Tottenham, his former team, to seize his services on the last day of the winter market was rumored. After 18 days after his last appearance on the pitch, Bale could have his first minutes in the month of February. Osasuna, El Sadar and a warm atmosphere await Welsh and Madrid. Bale, meanwhile, looks for another air … Finally Gareth Bale (30 years old) received good news. The Welshman returns to a call for a First Division match after not doing so in the last three league games that Madrid players have disputed. Since last January 4, when he started in the victory against Getafe (0-3), he had not been available to Zidane in the League again. He missed the Super Cup played in Arabia (January 8 and 12) when he suffered an infection in the upper respiratory tract, which prevented him from traveling and participating in the tournament. Since the meeting at the Coliseum he has only played 52 minutes in the first meeting of Madrid in the Cup against the Unionists of Salamanca (1-3). In total it adds 142 minutes (16.90%; Madrid adds 840 minutes in total) in 2020. The Welshman, by the way, was the author of the first goal of the whites in this competition (the first since September 1 scored both goals against Villarreal) and had to retire injured (“he has twisted a little ankle, ”Zidane explained at a press conference). A Zidane who has always defended him with cape and sword …
Despite spending the majority of the season at the bottom of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) standings, Waterhouse pulled off the great escape on the final day of the season, beating Boys’ Town 3-0 to secure their place in the top-flight for next term. Needing a win and other results to go their way, veteran striker Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson rose to the occasion with a goal and an assist and also had a hand in the other. Anderson put the hosts in front after 35 minutes and had a major hand in the own goal in the 52nd. He then set up DeAndre Brown for the final goal on 83 minutes. Boys’ Town went down to 10 men after Wayne Ellis was sent off in the 63rd minute. The results meant that the Anthony Patrick-coached team finished the season in ninth spot on 34 points, one ahead of Rivoli and Cavalier – who both lost their final fixture – and ahead of Reno on goal difference. Anderson, Waterhouse’s leading scorer for the last four seasons, said: “I have to give God thanks because night and day I pray to Him. Even this morning, I woke up and gave Him a nice prayer, asking Him to guide and protect the team this day (Sunday),” he told The Gleaner. “I always believe in the Almighty … and Waterhouse is good now and I thank the Almighty God for keeping us up.” Waterhouse’s coach, Patrick, said they were always confident of winning their game and that other results would go their way based on the other match-ups. “We knew that we were going to get a victory … because of the support we would get from the community. They (fans) really came out today and gave us that extra boost,” he said. “When you look at the fixture and look at the two teams destined for the semi-final, Humble Lion and UWI, playing against the two teams at the bottom, we have to give ourselves a chance. So we knew once we got the maximum points, we would have a very good chance of staying up,” he reasoned. Club chairman Bruce Bicknell was obviously elated with the club’s last-minute dramatics. “I feel like we just won the league,” he said when quizzed by The Gleaner. NINTH SPOT
Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Zach Randolph made two of his career-high five 3-pointers to start overtime and finished with a season-high 35 points. He also had 13 rebounds.“When you’re hot, you’re hot,” Kings guard De’Aaron Fox said. “(Randolph) hit corner 3s, off balance, getting fouled. They were going in. He just had one of those games.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseHield finished with 18 points off the bench, Fox added 14 points and Frank Mason III scored 12 for the Kings, who won for just the fourth time in 15 road games this season.Cousins led New Orleans with 38 points and 11 rebounds, but in the fourth quarter and overtime he had just five points, making 2 of 12 shots and missing all five 3-point attempts. Cousins had 41 points and 23 rebounds in a victory over the Kings in Sacramento in October. “I don’t think we had a sense of urgency the entire night,” Cousins said. “We just kind of coasted through this game and we gave this team life. We had plenty of opportunities to put the game away and we just wouldn’t put our foot on the pedal full-throttle.”Anthony Davis, returning from a three-game absence with an adductor strain, had 18 points. Ian Clark had a season-high 15 points in his first start, and Jrue Holiday scored 14.Randolph made two 3-pointers to help give Sacramento a 110-105 lead with 3:13 left in overtime. The second 3-pointer came with the shot clock winding down and Randolph fading out of bounds while shooting over Jameer Nelson, who’s nine inches shorter than Randolph.“I just saw the clock going down and tried to get my feet set,” Randolph said. “Jameer’s strong, but kind of short, so I was able to shoot over him.”Holiday made a jumper, but Fox made two free throws and Mason scored on a drive for a seven-point lead with 58 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Aldridge, Ginobili rescue Spurs against Celtics Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? RONDO RESTSPelicans G Rajon Rondo sat out the game to rest. He missed the first 13 games of the season because of a core muscle injury. He had started the last 11 games at point guard. In those games, Holiday averaged 20 points while starting at shooting guard. Clark started in Rondo’s place.UP NEXTKings: Return home to play Toronto on Sunday.Pelicans: Host the 76ers on Sunday to conclude a four-game homestand.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES MOST READ “They outplayed us in every phase of the game,” New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. “They outplayed us. They just kept playing and they played for the forty-eight minutes. They got it into overtime and they outplayed us.”Cousins scored 15 points in the second quarter, and the Pelicans led by six at the half. Randolph scored 10 points as the Kings pulled even at 77 late in the third quarter.The Pelicans went ahead by 10 early in the fourth as Clark and Darius Miller scored the first two baskets and Dante Cunningham added a 3-pointer.Sacramento cut the lead to five midway through the quarter, but Davis answered with four consecutive points.The Kings pulled within 100-99 on Randolph’s drive with 1:07 left.Cousins got free for a dunk and a three-point lead with 49 seconds left before Hield tied it with his 3-pointer.“I made some shots,” Hield said. “We all did our part. (Randolph) made plays. (Mason) made plays in the overtime. It was a great team effort.”TIP-INSKings: Randolph missed a baseline jumper just before the final buzzer, and Vince Carter rebounded the miss and dunked just after the buzzer. … The Kings’ bench outscored the Pelicans’ bench, 53-16. … Sacramento finished its trip 2-2.Pelicans: The Pelicans beat the Kings 114-106 on Oct. 26 in Sacramento as Cousins had 41 points and 23 rebounds. … New Orleans made 17 of 19 free throws. … The Pelicans had a 12-4 edge in fast-break points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph, right, drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — DeMarcus Cousins looked like he was going to haunt his former team again. 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It was early the next morning when I felt the death of Joe Kesselly which was the day after his burial. When I was at his widow Kathleen’s residence her three children were playing outside the house. The atmosphere at their Bushrod Island home was quiet. “How is it going with you, Kathleen?” my voice was evidently hollow, for the incident of my friend’s death and the result of emptiness that followed had filled me with disgust. I knew his widow was going through more painful moments than I was feeling.“We are trying,” Kathleen said, pulling a chair for me to sit near the window in the room. Suddenly a pang of fear gripped me as my mind reflected on the death of my friend. Though his sudden death was not due to being an Ebola victim, the authorities refused to release his body for the normal grieving period and then burial. But was I angry because his remains would be cremated? No, on my life. “Jimmy,” she said, Kathleen’s eyes wide as tears began to gather, “my husband does not even have a grave…” I did not want her to get me into tears, for I knew I should remain stronger at this particular time to offer some comfort out of this tragedy. “I can understand how you feel, Kathleen,” I made an attempt to encourage her but I knew that though her late husband was my friend, I could never feel how much she was feeling. “Think about the children and be ready to stand up for them.” With her teary eyes, she said, “I am trying, Jimmy,” and she looking at me directly she nodding, and grabbed the edge of her lappa and mopped the tears from her eyes. “Sometimes,” she said, “I feel so weak.” That was true and anyone who had suffered the recent Ebola scourge could testify to that, for the desolation and depopulation of Liberia was far beyond anyone’s expectation. What compounded our experience was the increase in the number of victims. “It is a national tragedy,” I told her, “but I am convinced that there is a tragedy that should have some meaning for all of us.” She looked away, and it was like she did not care about what I was talking about. “I don’t like to listen to the radio these days,” she said, “and neither do I want to read newspapers with pictures of suspected Ebola victims…they make me feel so bad.” “I know how difficult it is for all of us,” I said, with assurance, “but we must remember that there is God who cares about us.” Looking me in the face, Kathleen asked, “Where is he?” “Where is who?” “God.” Her question, as a result of my mentioning God’s name, pushed me to the wall. I began to examine her question in my mind: Where is God? Did he care about us? If yes, how should we understand this tragedy in the wake of our desolation? I could not resign myself to frustration and therefore went ahead with some well-thought out ideas. “I know you may have heard about revelations by some churches that the current tragedy is here due to some sins we have committed,” I said. “But,” she retorted, “is that not true?” “Not really true in the complete sense of what some people may claim to have received revelations or visions,” I said, being careful not to create any disaffection with her. Moving away towards a chair in the center of the room, she said, “Are problems in this country not grave enough to bring God’s anger on us?” It was interesting to me because she was making sense of the tragic situation in the country and its attendant deaths, but to reason that there were crimes enough in the country that might have engineered the current crisis was beyond me. I said, “Kathleen that there are corruption and other problems in Liberia there is no question about them as they are in other countries. “I’m sure you are also aware that there are countries in the world that have made it legal for a man and a man to marry and a woman and a woman to marry?” “Yes,” she said. “And this is a practice that many Christians will never agree to doing in this country since the Bible reports the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah when residents there engaged in such a practice.” “True.” “And yet such nations are some of the wealthiest that many of want to run to. But at the same time they may have their own problems but not the kind of destruction that we are going through with others claiming it might be of God’s anger against us.” “I think you’re right about that.” I was glad I was making sense of my position and gradually drawing her up to appreciate the source of the current Ebola outbreak in Liberia. By now I felt my legs were getting heavy and therefore I lifted myself from the chair and began to walk about the room. At the counter at the far corner of the room, I picked up an old newspaper, and began to thump through it and shockingly I saw pictures, copied from the internet of Ebola victims in the Congo. “Kathleen,” I said, “It will be unfair for God to punish us, simply because some Liberians are involved in the subject we talked about. “Please remember that when the angels were sent to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah Abraham was able to get God to agree not to destroy the two cities if there were five righteous men in the two cities.” “Yes,” she said, “I remember that.” “Therefore,” I said, “while the presence of Ebola virus in Liberia is too much for us, it is also in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal. It does not make sense for us in Liberians to conclude that we are suffering because of our sins.” “You make a good point there,” she remarked, and with a smile, said, “it is therefore reasonable to conclude that while many of us have lost loved ones, it is not God who is punishing us.” “I kind of agree with you,” Kathleen said. I then saw the opening, and admitted, “Exactly the point,” I said, “So while we are faced with such a tragic situation, the best we can do is to remain comforted and determined to fight it to the end, using our five senses. “Many others may die but that should not weaken our determination to follow all recommendations put out by the medical community.” In the end I was happy that I had brought some sunshine in her life. And pushing the matter further, I placed emphasis on an important area that I was convinced could comfort her more. “Kathleen,” I said, “you are aware that several families are destroyed by the Ebola virus and you might have heard about the Imam whose body was bathed and the devout members used the water to wash their faces for blessing that led to their deaths?” “I am aware of that,” she said with murmur. “Should it not give you the more reason to be thankful to God?” “I think you’re right,” she said, “by following the instructions released by the medical community.” “You’re right about that,” I commended her, “The fight against the Ebola virus is not over and with our country receiving global support we should be able to defeat the virus very soon. “Our attitude must be to remain positive that we can overcome this tragedy by working along with the authorities to ensure we are successful in the end.” Kathleen moved to sit on the chair next to mine and I saw a smile wedged at the corner of her mouth. I could not fail to recognize the apparent clarity that she had gained at the end of our discussion, and she promised to join the fight to save what was left of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Wakenaam, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) rice farmers who are owed millions by rice giant Golden Grains Investments out of Dubai are now moving to the High Court to have the company stump up payments.Golden Grains Investments reportedly owes a number of rice farmers some million and has failed for months now to pay its outstanding debts.This newspaper was told that the company – which was previously Alesie Rice Group – has since informed farmers that it was encountering financial difficulties and was unable to make the payments.A farmer revealed that an executive of the rice company following several promises to pay the farmers subsequently issued bounced cheques to them.The money owed to the farmers is for paddy sold to the company last crop and as such, farmers on the island are contending that their livelihood is being affected, causing challenges to invest in the new crop.Guyana Times was informed that following the meeting with the farmers a collective decision was made by them to take the rice company to court.As such, their lawyers, Anil Nandlall and Manoj Narayan, will be pursuing legal action against the company. Speaking with this publication, Narayan said that legal action has been filed. He noted that investigations have since revealed that the previous owner of the company is affiliated with Golden Grains Investments. He added that receipts given to the farmers following purchases by Golden Grain Investments show the name of another company – Guyana Rice Processor Inc – which is currently owned by the previous owner, Alesie Rice Group.Narayan added that contrary to what was reported by Golden Grain Investments to the farmers, the General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Allison Peters has since revealed that the company was unable to acquire an export licence to export rice, which might be the reason for it being unable to pay outstanding debts. The investors of the two companies announced back in April of this year that they had reached a purchase agreement and Golden Grain Investments had acquired all of the Alesie Group’s assets in Ruimzeigt, Vreed-en-Hoop, Wakenaam, and Corriverton.
Louis van Gaal has revealed Robin van Persie’s ankle injury will keep the striker out for more than a fortnight – and admits the club will have to ‘wait and see’ how bad the injury is.The 31-year-old was injured during the Red Devils’ 2-1 defeat to Swansea last weekend and, according to some reports, could spend a month on the sidelines.And, speaking ahead of the Premier League clash with Sunderland, Van Gaal claims the former Arsenal man could be out of action for a prolonged period.“He is injured,” the 63-year-old said. “It is an ankle problem. I do not think it is very heavy but ankle problems can take a long time. It is not one or two weeks.” 1 Robin van Persie in action for Manchester United
1 Gareth Bale in action for Real Madrid Gareth Bale produced an inspired display for Real Madrid on Saturday to help keep them in the Spanish title race.The Welshman scored twice as Real fought back from two goals down to beat Rayo Vallecano 3-2 in a thrilling encounter.Bale now has 18 goals in 21 La Liga matches this season and his latest heroics have left his side just a point behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.Check out his two strikes against Vallecano below…
Darnell Bing made official Friday afternoon what has been known for nearly a week the Poly High graduate and USC junior is entering the 2006 NFL draft. “I thought about it long and hard,” Bing told a small group of reporters at Poly High’s track. “… I’m very comfortable with my decision.” Bing, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound strong safety, was a three-year starter for the Trojans. He was a second-team All-Pac 10 performer as a sophomore and was on the watch lists for the Lott Trophy and Bednarik Award as a junior. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “I felt like I wanted to come in and step up to the plate and help out my mother financially,” he said. When asked what factors could have kept him at USC for his senior season, Bing mentioned the opportunity to improve his draft position in 2007, possibly winning the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back and the chance to win another national title. But his opportunity to “live the dream” of playing in the NFL won out and he submitted the necessary paperwork to the NFL on Sunday. Bing has not hired an agent but said he’s narrowed the field down to five or six candidates. He joins USC teammates Reggie Bush, LenDale White, Fred Matua and Winston Justice as underclassmen who have declared for the draft. But Bing said Trojan fans shouldn’t lament because of the mass exodus of players to the NFL. “’SC is stacked with players,” he said and mentioned Will Harris and Josh Pinkard as his possible replacements at safety. Bing has been projected as either a low first-round or high second-round pick in the draft, which will be held April 29-30 in New York. Bing said his decision to leave school came shortly after USC’s 41-38 loss to Texas in the Rose Bowl. But he also stated his decision would not have changed if the Trojans had won their third consecutive national title. He said his main reason for entering the draft was to help his mother financially. Justice and UCLA senior tight end Marcedes Lewis were classmates of Bing at Poly and all three have been projected as first-round picks in various mock drafts. Bing said he’s been told three players from the same high school have never been drafted in the first round the same year. “That would be nice,” Bing said. “It would be a wonderful thing if we can do it.” Former USC defensive lineman Manuel Wright, also from Poly’s Class of 2002, was chosen by Miami in last season’s supplemental draft. Bing also conducted a short workout following the press conference. As he’s done following previous seasons, Bing will work out with Poly track coaches Don Norford, Doc Moye and Keith Anderson. The NFL Scouting Combine will be held Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis and Bing would like to get his 40-yard dash time under his personal best of 4.41 seconds. David Felton can be reached at email@example.com or (562) 499-1318. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 David de Gea and Juan Mata share a joke in training Juan Mata sees no reason for Real Madrid target David de Gea to leave Manchester United anytime soon.As another fine campaign between the sticks comes to a close, speculation continues over the 26-year-old swapping Old Trafford for the Bernabeu this summer.De Gea, United’s Player of the Year for the past three seasons, was set to join Madrid in 2015, only for his transfer to collapse acrimoniously on deadline day.Madrid are said to have the Spain goalkeeper in their cross hairs once more, but Mata is hopeful his compatriot and team-mate will stay put.“Well, I think he is happy and I think he is obviously committed to the club. He has got a contract,” Mata said.“He is obviously more than used to living England, he is happy in Manchester.“For me, he is great – great person, great player. If not the best goalkeeper in the world, top three for sure.“He gave us a lot of points during the last seasons, player of the season for the team, and obviously he is happy and I don’t see a reason for him to change. So let’s hope that he can save so many more goals for us.”De Gea is set to return to the starting line-up at Tottenham on Sunday, when United will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Ashley Young and Tim Fosu-Mensah through injury.Marouane Fellaini is suspended and nobody could blame Paul Pogba for missing the match after his father Fassou Antoine passed away.Mourinho has underlined his intention to rotate his players in United’s final three Premier League matches given a top-four finish is likely beyond them and their shot at Europa League glory looms large.The May 24 final against Ajax offers not only the shot of silverware but a guaranteed Champions League return at the end of what Mata accepts has been a turbulent campaign.“It was a big chance for Celta Vigo in the last second of the game,” he told CNN of John Guidetti’s last-gasp chance in Thursday’s semi-final second leg.“Obviously I was thinking it was a goal, but luckily it was not a goal and we could get through to the final.“I’m really, really, happy to bring a lot of United fans to Sweden, to Stockholm. Hopefully to celebrate with us.“We had ups and downs (this season). We are not as high as we would like in the Premier League, but if we can go to the final and win the final, that means that we will play Champions League next season.“Having won the Community Shield, having won the League Cup, having the chance to now win the Europa League, so let’s talk about it after the game hopefully with a smile on our face and saying it was a good season.“Because if we can play Champions League next season and we won three trophies, that would be a great season.”
Newman though came into the circle for Timmons after the sac fly and escaped further damage. Next Game: CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Drake University softball team started its Missouri Valley Conference schedule with a road sweep over Southern Illinois Saturday afternoon. At the plate, Newman helped herself by going 2-for-3 with one home run and two runs batted in. Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) and Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) each hit RBI singles in the fifth inning while Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) had one in the sixth. Newman drew a bases loaded walk in the final inning for her second RBI after her second inning solo home run over the center field fence. Full Schedule Roster at SIU 3/17/2019 – 12 p.m. ESPN+ In the opener, Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) dominated the Salukis in the circle. Newman allowed just one hit in her third shutout of the season with a season-high 15 strikeouts. She worked around four walks and two hit by pitches to improve to 6-6. PDF Box Score Game 1 Live Stats PDF Box Score Game 2 Newman then worked around a leadoff hit in the seventh inning to give Drake the comeback win. Newman pitched 2.2 innings and allowed one hit with one walk and four strikeouts .She improved to 7-6 with her second win of the day. Preview Story Links The score remained 3-2 until the fifth inning when Pals came through with a clutch two-out, two-run double that plated Frank and Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.) that put Drake up 4-3. But the lead only lasted until the bottom of the inning when SIU tied it at 4-4 with a sacrifice fly. In the second game, Drake took an early 2-0 lead, as Johnson and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) hit RBI singles in the second inning. However, SIU took a 3-2 lead in the bottom half of the frame, scoring three runs off Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa). Drake (14-12) blanked SIU (13-9) 6-0 in the first game of the doubleheader and then rallied for a 6-4 win in the finale. Watch Live The Bulldogs went ahead for good in the sixth inning. Roemmich and Johnson reached on back-to-back errors to start the inning and both later scored. Roemmich scored on Taryn Pena’s (Columbia, Ill.) infield single and later Johnson and Pena executed the double steal for the team’s final run. Johnson and Hannah Pals (Des Moines, Iowa) each had two hits in the first game. Buie led the offense with three hits while Johnson and Pals each had two. The teams close the series Sunday with a 12 p.m. game and it will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version