The forgotten European semifinal of Deportivo

first_imgEverybody has Deportivo’s historic comeback against Milan in 2004 in the Champion engraved on the retinas. That 4-0 at Riazor, with goals from Pandiani, Valerón, Luque and Fran, who opened the doors to the Champions League semifinal. That feat was left without the icing on the grand final after Porto de Mourinho eliminated those of Irureta, who after 0-0 in the first leg fell in Riazor 0-1 with a penalty goal from Derlei.What not so many people remember is that A few years earlier, Deportivo had already been one step away from playing a European final. The tournament was the extinct Recopa, that the Blue and Whites disputed after winning the previous season the first title in its history: the King’s Cup in 1995 with Arsenio in front. It was the last service for Zorro de Arteixo, who was replaced on the bench by a John Benjamin Toshack who that summer added a Super Cup to the Blue and Whites’ showcases after winning Real Madrid. The Welsh coach finished LaLiga in ninth position and the Recopa was Deportivo’s great competition that season. The A Coruña eliminated Apoel and Trabzonspor and in the quarterfinals they crossed with Zaragoza, who disputed the competition as reigning champion after conquering the tournament with the historic goal of Nayim to Arsenal (2-1) in the Parc des Princes. In the first leg the Galicians prevailed at home to those of Víctor Fernández 1-0 with a goal from the youth squad David Miramontes. On the return In La Romareda, a game that turns 24 today, the maños went ahead with a goal from Morientes, but Bebeto equalized in the 64th minute to get Depor into their first European semifinal.The great march of the undefeated Depor in the competition, six wins and two draws, did not help him against a PSG that would end up being champion. The first leg was disputed in Riazor and the A Coruña fell in the 90th minute with a great goal from Youri Djorkoeff (0-1). The result conditioned the return and the French, led by Luis Fernández, re-imposed themselves 1-0, this time thanks to a goal by Loko, leaving Superdepor at the gates to play a European final.last_img read more

Belingon dominates Nguyen for ONE interim bantamweight belt

first_img“To my team this is an honor and this is a great feeling,” said Belingon. “And I’m a champion.”“I trained hard for this fight to get this belt and I’m proud to say I’m one of the champions in the Philippines with Geje and [heavyweight champion] Brandon [Vera].”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Kevin Belingon’s entrance (part 1). #ONEFightNight pic.twitter.com/0ltpcDyIAB— Bong Lozada (@BLozadaINQ) July 27, 2018 LATEST STORIES Belingon continued to stuff Nguyen’s takedown attempts and dictated the tempo of the first two rounds through his striking.It was in the third round when Belingon found a breakthrough, landing devastating combinations to the head of Nguyen.Belingon kept Nguyen off track with unorthodox striking patterns in the third but scored with a spinning heel kick later in the round.Nguyen tried his takedowns early in the fifth round but had little success as Belingon continued to stuff it.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Belingon then connected with his best combination in the fight sending four straight punches to the face of Nguyen and finishing it off with a spinning heel kick.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Kevin Belingon is the new ONE world champion. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Belingon added another golden strap to the mythos of Team Lakay after dominating Martin Nguyen for five rounds to earn the ONE interim bantamweight title Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.The 30-year-old Belingon joined ONE flyweight champion Geje Eustaquio as current titlists under Team Lakay, which had Honorio Banario and Eduard Folayang as former holders of ONE Championship gold.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 2020 Tokyo Olympics consider daylight saving to beat heat Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWslast_img read more

Impostor trying to walk in the footsteps of Cheddi Jagan

first_imgDear Editor,I noticed Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, on his Facebook page, paying tribute to Cheddi Jagan on the occasion of his 22nd death anniversary. The showering of praises to Jagan and paying tribute to this late great leader of our country indeed is necessary for recognising the contributions Cheddi Jagan made to our people, our country and beyond.The Prime Minister has, on several occasions, referred to himself as a disciple of Jagan and that he dearly upholds what Cheddi Jagan stood for. Jagan, as many know, was a leader who never forgot where he came from and has always been a vocal proponent of uplifting the rights of not only the Guyanese people but the oppressed peoples of the world. He was known for putting people first and was not carried away by the trappings of high political office.But can we measure the Prime Minister, a self-professed devout follower of Cheddi Jagan, by the same yardstick? Let’s consider some of the PM’s actions. Nagamootoo, before he hardly warmed his prime ministerial chair, approved for himself and his cohorts a massive pay hike and substantial increases in perks. An Inews article of November 02, 2017, informed that the PM’s foreign travel bill between October 2015 and July 2017 – a span of 22 months – totalled over $19 million. Then the PM benefitted, according to a May 22, 2017, Demerara Waves article, from a $13 million luxury vehicle to travel about. Then how could the nation forget that prior to the Prime Minister moving into his official residence, it had to undergo a $29 million facelift? Then, we should not forget too that the PM found his predecessor’s office unfit for him and a place had to be found for him at the Ministry of the Presidency. Then the PM, according to February 01, 2017, Guyana Times will benefit from VAT exemptions on vehicles he imports.So while the PM may want to remind us about Jagan, he, at the same time, does not even stand in the shadow of what Jagan stood for and upheld in his lifetime. So while the PM rightly says “No one could impugn Cheddi’s honesty, his high ethical principles and selfless dedication to Guyana,” can the same really be said about Nagamootoo? Can the PM not see that he stands now exposed for the Guyanese people to see and his sweet melodies and charms have become impotent and his true charlatan-like demeanour is there for the world to see.Jagan was, undoubtedly, a great leader and is deserving of every encomium but the Prime Minister, on the other hand, is just a mere imposter trying to walk in footsteps he certainly cannot fill.Yours faithfully,Patricia Persaudlast_img read more

Braves take early lead in Trinity Lg.

first_imgCameron McCann shot a 39 for the Braves, Hermes Angcaco shot 42 and Roland Uy carded a 45 at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course. St. John Bosco hosts La Mirada at Victoria Golf Course today in nonleague play. Lakewood 208, Bellflower 300 Junior Derek Smith shot a 39 for the Lancers (2-0), who topped the Buccaneers in a nonleague match at Lakewood Country Club. Justin Youngblood shot a 41 for Lakewood. The Lancers play La Serna in another nonleague match today at Skylinks. Valley Christian 218, Mayfair 235 Just two days into the spring sports season, the St. John Bosco High boys golf team is already in first place. Led by an even-par round of 36 by David Min, the Braves topped JSerra 215-237 on Tuesday in the Trinity League opener for both teams. St. John Bosco improved to 1-1 overall. center_img Mike Dykema (40) and Josh Boudreaux (42) led the Crusaders (1-0) to a nonleague victory at Lakewood Country Club. John Logan, Erik McFaden and Sean Sagisi all shot 46 to lead the Monsoons (1-1). Marina 208, Downey 217 Angel Hernandez shot a a 5-over 41 at Rio Hondo Golf Club for the Vikings (0-2) in nonleague play. Brian Clark added a round of 42 for Downey. Wilson 181, Cerritos 199 Max Do shot a 3-under 33 at Recreation Park to lead the Bruins (2-0) to a nonleague victory. Boris Stantchev shot a 34 for Wilson. Raymond Ho led the Dons (0-1) with a 38. Huntington Beach 214, Poly 215 Eric Frazzetta and Ken Kaberlein each shot 39 at Recreation Park but the Jackrabbits (0-1) were edged in nonleague play. Boys tennis Redondo 10, Poly 8 The visiting Jackrabbits (0-1) won six doubles sets but lost in nonleague play. Jon Bhatia and David Kaufman went 3-0 from their No. 1 doubles position, as did Justin Hsieh and Darin Im at No. 3. In singles, freshman Kyle Kinney won twice. Lakewood 15, Downey 3 Junior Derek Porter went 3-0 at No. 1 singles to lead the Lancers to a nonleauge victory in their home opener. Jason Wall also went 3-0 at No. 2 singles. Cerritos 11, Marina 7 The visiting Dons (1-0) won eight sets in doubles to claim a nonleague victory. Bongki Min and Michael Lu went 3-0 at No. 1 doubles. The No. 3 team of Justin Min and Jonathan Tso also went 3-0. Girls swimming Millikan 110, Gahr 54 Sophomore Mindy Virosteck won the 200 freestyle in 2:26.02 and was part of the winning 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay for the Rams in nonleague action. Senior Cassandra Janzen won the 100 buttefly in 1:02.74, and senior Stephanie Valdez won the 200 individual medley in 2:37.81. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

GARETH AUSTIN’S GARDENING COLUMN: TO ASH OR NOT TO ASH…

first_imgTo Ash or Not To Ash…that is the question….With Horticulturist Gareth AustinIt’s a question I get asked a lot, “Can I put the ashes from the fire on the garden”, or it’s something I bring up at gardening talks & events and largely folks are surprised when you say, YES….but…(there’s always a ‘but’) and we’ll cover all this in more detail this week Ash from a woodburning stove, or biomass system (I had a great tour of the Original Heating facility in Derry recently so I’ll well brushed up on these now!) is immensely valuable to the garden. When you burn wood you create a fertiliser called Potassium. Potassium is one of the “big 3” nutrients, the others being Nitrogen and Phosphorus. Potassium is vital for the health and wellbeing if your plants, and performs a number of roles in your plants. We look upon it simply as being a promoter of flowers on plants, but it also helps with disease resistance, and is an essential part of the Photosynthesis process. Wood Ash is around 10% potassium, it also contains a small % of Phosphorus and again a small % of Nitrogen, but it’s the potassium which is the real benefit to our gardens.The wood from the stove or biomass will be a welcome addition of potassium to your soil, this potassium will be in a form which is currently unavailable to your plants, ie it’s in a powder or dust and it will need to be broken down by the micro-organisms within your soil, so it does take some time for the benefits to show through, in some cases it’s 6+months before the potassium becomes available to the plants. Also excessive amounts of woodash added to a garden can lead to a problem of Nitrogen Immobilisation, where the Nitrogen is soil is used to break down the carbon in the ash, thus short term making the Nitrogen unavailable to your plants, but eventually this will be released back again to your plants, with the potassium from the ash.The most efficient method to utilise the woodash from your fire is to mix it with the grass clippings from the lawn, this will speed up the decomposition of the grassclippings into useable material for reapplying around trees, shrubs and plants. Simply stockpile the woodash in a hole in the ground (or a big tub) and as your cutting the summer lawn add a layer of woodash to the compost bin. In addition to the afore mentioned benefits of speeding up the composting process it will also help to stabilise the low pH which is normally found in lawn clipping piles, helping to release more of the fertility and helping the earthworm numbers in the garden (earthworms don’t like acid soil, and if the soil gets too acid they’ll die off, so managing soil pH is a job every gardener should strive to do – a target pH should be around 6.5)Turfash is safe to use exactly the same as woodash, it has all the same Potassium giving benefits without the lime content, so it’s a super product to use when prepping soil for potato planting. Simply stockpile the turfash during the winter (in a sheltered hole or big tub…not in a pile at the back of the house – unless you want tour house turned orange with dust in the winter!) and then work this through the soil when your conditioning the ground at planting time in the spring. Potassium is important in the disease prevention in the potatoes, and the potassium content will make the potatoes more floury. Woodash has a benefit over TurfAsh  in that it has a lime content, so its good for balancing acidic soils. But the negative to woodash is that is can be a source of pollutants. What I mean by this is that the wood you burn may contain carcinogenic material, such as creosotes, so it’s worthwhile knowing what you’re burning. Also there can be a problem with tannin build-up in the soil. These two last problems are really associated with excessive woodash piling, such as dumping shovel full after shovel full in a huge heap over a number of years.CoalAsh is a different kettle of fish altogether.  Just bag it and bin it. Simple advice. Don’t let it near your garden, especially where you’re growing crops to eat. Coal Ash when its burned is a very high alkaline product, if you spread a 3” layer of your garden that localised area with have a pH of 8.5 (where the rest of the garden could be pH6.5) – this dramatic pH change is highly detrimental for all the living organisms in your soil and to plant roots. Also when you burn coal within the ash you will get a concentration of heavy metals, which are highly pollutant and toxic. So if your growing edibles its very bad news, if your growing ornamentals its bad news and for the environment its bad news. So it’s best just to bag it and bin it. If you’re using a small amount of coal to get the fire going and then your burning turf or wood for the rest of the night then the amount of pollutants you’ll create is negligible, but anything more than 15% coal in the mix I’d be bagging and binning.As mentioned before Potassium has a good few roles in the plant, and it moves very freely around the plant. So when you get a Potassium shortage in the plant it always shows up in the lower leaves, anyone who’s grown Tomatoes may have a ‘Eureka’ moment at this, as Potassium deficiency shows up as black spots on the older leaves, which many confuse with Blight symptoms, you get the same signs in Potatoes. Potassium is also very mobile in the soil, and is easily leached by rain (ie it moves out of the availability of the roots of your plants), the best way to encourage Potassium retention in the soil is to increase the amount of well-rotted organic matter in the soil, by increasing the organic matter the soil will be able to retain the potassium more efficiently. There is nothing bad that can come out of making good compost and applying it your plants….it’s the foundation of healthy plants.Thanks to everyone who contacts me during the weekend, Its great to get feedback, and get ideas of what folks would like me to write about, each weeks topics is chosen as a result of this feedback, so again thanks very much!This weekend join me in the Caw Nelson Community Growing Space in Derrys Waterside on Saturday lunchtime and then on Saturday at 3 I’ll be leading a guided walk around Oakfield Park in Raphoe. On Sunday I’ll be on hand at the Frosses Fair in Frosses Village, where I’ll be answering all your gardening questions. For all events dress accordingly! Next week….Propagating plants from stem cuttings (or in ley-mans terms…taking slips)Gareth Austin is resident Horticulturist with BBC Radio Foyle, a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulturists and lectures in Horticulture with National Learning Network. For more see www.garethaustin.com or join Gareth on Twitter @GardenerGareth .GARETH AUSTIN’S GARDENING COLUMN: TO ASH OR NOT TO ASH… was last modified: May 30th, 2015 by John2Share 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:gardening columnGareth Austinlast_img read more

DRUNK MOTHER OF NINE DROVE CAR AT GARDAÍ AFTER ST PATRICK’S DAY BINGE

first_imgA DRINK-driving mother of nine drove her car at Gardaí after St Patrick’s Night booze bender, a court has heard.Ciara McLaughlin, originally from Inishowen and now living at Burnside Apartments, Letterkenny pleaded guilty to drink driving when she appeared at Letterkenny District Court.Inspector David Kelly told Judge Paul Kelly that 40-year-old McLaughlin was arrested hiding in a hedge after the incident on March 18 last year. The inspector said a Garda patrol car has spotted an orange Opel Corsa in Glencar Park with a side window smashed.As the Garda car approached, the lights in the Corsa came on and the vehicle drove straight at the officers.“Officers were forced to mount the footpath to avoid a collision and noticed there were female occupants of the Corsa as it passed,” said the inspector.The car was later found abandoned close by with the hazard lights.Ms McLaughlin was arrested and a second woman also found hiding in bushes.She admitted driving the car and a reading of 72 micro grammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath was recorded later at Letterkenny Garda Station.The inspector said McLaughlin had admitted driving the car and had been drinking heavily beforehand.The court heard McLaughlin had previous convictions for drugs offences in Carndonagh in 2004 and Buncrana in 2009.Defence solicitor Gerard Doyle said the mother of nine was very sorry for her actions and was grateful that she had not also been charged with dangerous driving.He said his client suffered from “chronic addictions” and was in a distressed state at the time of the incident as “a claw hammer was thrown at her and smashed the window of the car” earlier in the night.Judge Kelly disqualified McLaughlin from driving for three years and fined a total of €350.DRUNK MOTHER OF NINE DROVE CAR AT GARDAÍ AFTER ST PATRICK’S DAY BINGE was last modified: March 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:buncranaCarndonaghCiara McLaughlindrink drivingLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

Mark English begins his quest for Olympic glory

first_imgOLYMPICS: Mark English will begin his quest for Olympic glory today.The stylish 800m runner, one of Ireland’s leading hopes on the track is the expected to spearhead the Irish challenge on the track in Rio.English narrowly missed out on the games in London in 2012. He has had set backs since then but has defied odds to qualify for Rio and today he takes to the track. English was a bronze medal winner at the 2014 European Championships and only last year he won silver in the European Indoor Championships.English will be running in lane 1 and will be up against Marcin Lewandowski, who beat English to the 800m race in Prague last year.Some very good runners in this heat but English will be hoping to hold his own and qualify.Race begins at 14.50 this afternoon and we wish Mark all the best in his Olympic dreams. Mark English begins his quest for Olympic glory was last modified: August 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:800Mmark englishOlympicslast_img read more

Are Robert Lewandowski and Anthony Martial set to swap clubs?

first_img LIVING THE DREAM 2 targets 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti “His agent is close to Jose and United and he is keeping them both in the loop along with Real Madrid.“This is all down to whether he wants to go and Bayern are happy for him to leave. It’s up in the air.“Bayern want Martial to take over from Ribery but don’t want to pay the excessive fee being asked for.”Bayern boss Niko Kovac has insisted that Lewandowski is going nowhere, however. Lewandowski has been linked with a move to Real Madrid as well as United this summer Latest Transfer News Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star REVEALED LATEST Martial in action for United’s pre-season game against San Jose Earthquakes Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Manchester United will reportedly demand Robert Lewandowski as part of any deal to let Anthony Martial move to Bayern Munich.Martial is keen for a move away from Old Trafford after falling out with United boss Jose Mourinho – most recently for his extended leave for the birth of his son. targets United want at least £70million for the Frenchman but Bayern are reluctant to spend more than £50m.Lewandowski has looked set for a Bayern exit and according to The Sun, United will try to sign the striker.However, Martial is hesitant about moving away from the Premier League because of the recent birth of his son.A source said: “Bayern are still keen and United have been after Lewandowski for a long time and want him. IN DEMAND He said: “He will not leave this club. We certainly don’t want to let him go.“It’s true that Robert toys with going elsewhere. One thing is what he wants, and the other is what we want. It’s our decision.“Robert has a contract, I don’t know how long, and will stay here as long as possible.”last_img read more

Watch as Wayne Rooney scores twice to lead DC United into MLS play-offs

first_img Wayne Rooney has been in sensational form for DC United He sent the hosts on their way to their latest win when he tapped in from close range following a brilliant run from Luciano Acosta in the eighth minute at Audi Field.The 32-year-old then turned provided for Acosta in the 24th minute before adding his second from the penalty spot 16 minutes from time.David Villa pulled one back for the visitors but it was a comfortable win for United, sealing a play-off spot for the first time since 2015.United can finish as high as third if they win their final game of the regular season at Chicago Fire next Sunday, which would clinch a home play-off match in the first round. 1 getty Wayne Rooney added another two goals to his MLS tally to as DC United booked their play-off spot with a 3-1 win against New York City.United were bottom of the Eastern Conference when Rooney arrived from Everton in June but the ex-England and Manchester United star has helped engineer a stunning turnaround in form.They are unbeaten in nine matches and Sunday’s win over NYC was their fifth in succession.Rooney has netted 12 times in his 19 appearances, and also contributed seven assists.last_img read more