29/02/2016 According to Sportyou, various members of Los Blancos’ squad are negatively surprised by the Portuguese star’s showing in training sessions. They have always considered him an example of professionalism for his desire and intensity, which was on display all the time. However, things have changed. “Cristiano now doesn’t move in training. His change has been radical,” one member of the squad reportedly said. CET Upd. at 21:21 Sport EN Cristiano Ronaldo is the centre of attention after his ‘dig’ at his team-mates following Real Madrid’s loss to Atletico Madrid on Saturday. In Madrid they are fed up of the squad’s poor performances and are singling out players for criticism. One of those receiving criticism is Ronaldo, whose form this season against big sides leaves a lot to be desired. Since the derby defeat, Madridismo has ‘exploded’ against its club’s players. They’ve accused them of not caring about the badge, of not putting in an effort on the pitch and of not being hungry for titles. The critics, who previously went for Rafa Benitez, are not after Zidane, but are now going after the players and the president.
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By Bonny Burrows Gembrook MP Brad Battin says he won’t resign from his shadow emergency services portfolio despite Labor calls…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.
By Doug mckenzie Coyle, Froelich lead their teams to sectional titles Seniors provide the offense in a pair of shutout wins JERRY WOLKOWITZ St. John Vianney’s Alison Regler tries to fend off a Holy Cross defender during Thursday’s 4-0 Vianney win in the Central Jersey Parochial A final at Thompson Park in Lincroft. The St. John Vianney girls soccer team is on a roll. Fresh off their Shore Conference Tournament championship win over rival Red Bank Catholic, the Lancers added another title to their collection last week, cruising to a South Jersey Parochial A title by beating Holy Cross 4-0. It was the Tami Coyle show Thursday (as it has been all year), as the dynamic senior midfielder led her team to the first sectional title in school history by scoring a hat trick during the game at Thompson Park. The Holmdel Lancers (20-1) were in control from the first whistle, pressuring the Holy Cross defense through the entire first half. Coyle recorded her first goal at the 28:45 mark, when Christina Andaya fed her a perfect pass, enabling her to blast the ball in the upper right corner for the 1-0 lead. Although the Lancers only had a one-goal lead at the half, it felt like it should have been more, based on their dominant play throughout the first half. JEFF HUNTLEY Middletown South’s Tara Froehlich and Erin Picarello of Lawrence chase down the ball during Thursday’s Central Jersey Group III final in Middletown. Once the second half started, the over-all team speed of Vianney became too much for Holy Cross to handle. Early in the second stanza, midfielder Allison Regler sent a ball up the middle, allowing the speedy Coyle to head it in for a 2-0 lead. The Lancers’ third goal was set up by a rising star, sophomore midfielder Jaime Komar, who used her excellent speed to drive past a pair of defenders, draw Holy Cross’ goalkeeper Michelle Malone toward her, and gently feed Andaya for Vianney’s third goal at 44:34. The scoring was completed at the 52:09 mark, when it was Komar again who started the action. Komar chased down a long rebound of a Regler shot and fed it to Coyle, who tapped in her third goal of the match. In total, the Lancers outshot Holy Cross (13-8-2) 19-6. Coyle’s third goal marked the end to Vianney’s scoring, although she nearly added a fourth goal when her shot hit off the crossbar in the 54th minute. But the Lancers walked off the field with their first sectional title, knowing that they had played a nearly flawless game, and excited at the opportunity to move on in the state playoffs. But the Lancers also know that they are facing a step up in competition, when they square off against defending champion Immaculate Heart Academy of Westwood this Friday at Kean University, Union, for the overall Parochial A crown. Coach Mike Alosco’s Lancers will need to use every ounce of their team speed and big-play ability against the Blue Eagles, who have actually improved since last year’s championship run, and have earned the distinction of being the top-ranked team in the state. But if Coyle and company continue to play as well as they have all year, they may find themselves celebrating another big victory Friday night. While Coyle has been leading the Lancers to big victories, another player across town has also played the lead role in helping her team to a state sectional title. Middletown South’s Tara Froehlich has been turning heads with her play all season long, and has continued to play extremely well in the postseason. And Thursday, Froehlich led the Eagles to their second consecutive Central Jersey Group III sectional title, and third in four years, with a 3-0 victory over Lawrence in the final. The senior midfielder showed her unselfish, team-oriented play by setting up a pair of goals in the Eagle win. The first came at the 41:32 mark, when Froelich beat two defenders down the left side and found Lindsay Jarusiewicz six yards in front of the net. Later, at the 65:28 mark, Froelich beat a defender on the end line and fed the ball to Courtney Bongiolatti 2 feet in front of the net for a score. The Eagles (20-3) netted their third goal at the 69:14 mark, when Nicole Beaumont tickled the twine. In total, the Eagles dominated play, outshooting their opponents 24-7, and applying constant pressure to the Lawrence defense. But it was Froelich who dictated the tempo with her uncanny ability to draw defenders so that she can find her teammates alone in front of the net. And the Eagles needed her to play at her best when they faced Ocean City at Hopewell Valley in the Group III semifinal yesterday. Ocean City (15-3-2) was coming off a 2-1 win over Toms River South Thursday. After the two teams played to a 1-1 tie through regulation, the Red Raiders prevailed 4-3 in a shootout to win the South Jersey Group III title. South was expected to win this anticipated matchup; however, at this point in the postseason, nothing is a given, and Froelich and company needed to continue their strong play if they had any hopes of reaching the Group III finals. Staff Writer
By Jamie ElliottThe January transfer window is fast approaching and contracts are dwindling down.With players looking for football and clubs looking to cash in before the dreaded free transfer, here’s a look at the players most likely to make club exits.5. Dani AlvesDani Alves will leave Barcelona, but it is a question of when.The full-back has already said that he will leave the Catalan club in 2015 and has spoken of his desire to play in England, putting several of the Premier League’s top clubs on alert.The 31-year-old told Brazilian publication O Globo: “This will be my last season at Barcelona. Next year I will move to England. I want to play in the birthplace of football.”Alves has had a stellar career in La Liga, winning four league titles, two Copa del Reys, two Champions Leagues and two UEFA Super Cups and will have no shortage of suitors come January.4. RamiresThe Chelsea midfielder has been the subject of continued interest from Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti, the manager who signed him during his spell in London.The Spanish side let midfielders Xabi Alonso and Di Maria go and are lacking that tough-tackling entity in midfield and look set to test Chelsea for the player’s signature in January.The Blues midfielder is no longer a regular starter under Jose Mourinho and a move to Real Madrid would be hard to turn down.3. Sami KhediraDuring the summer, Sami Khedira seemingly turned down a new contract with the Champions League winners and his current deal will run out in 2015.With Real Madrid keen to cash in on the midfielder, it is looking likely that the 27-year-old will make a January exit from the club.The German has already been linked with a number of Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Chelsea and a move to London is looking increasingly likely.2. Lukas PodolskiThe Germany international has become the forgotten man at Arsenal in the start of the season, making only one start in the Capital One Cup and seven substitute appearances.The 29-year-old has become increasingly frustrated with his lack of football and is likely to move on from the Gunners if his situation does not change.“I am a full blooded player, a street player and I love competition. If I don’t have this competition every weekend then a change must occur,” he told RTL Television.“We will have to see. But it is certainly something one has to think about.”1. Juan MataJuan Mata just can’t seem to catch a break. After being shut out of the Chelsea first-team by Jose Mourinho, the Spaniard is now struggling to hold a role at Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United.With the Reds’ acquisitions of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao this summer, it has made Mata fall down the pecking order.The Spain international was a January sale last year and could now be set to move on again with Manchester United reportedly set to cash in on the playmaker this January.For more articles and the latest soccer news, check out FTBpro.com
With its back against the wall, facing a 2-1 set deficit, Ateneo showed its character, hammering the Bulldogs with 15 attack points in set 4 to extend Game 2 to a deciding fifth set.The Blue Eagles continued to play catchup in the fifth set, crawling back from a 4-1 deficit with a Polvorosa service ace knotting the score at eight.Intal scored off the block to put Ateneo on the hill while Espejo delivered the finishing blow, denying Ismail at the net to seal the title.“Ever since the start of this season, we always had slow starts. the good thing is the players manage it and they know how to handle it. The maturity is there so it’s a big thing for our team that our seniors delivered,” said Almadro.The Blue Eagles weathered a tough defensive stand from the Bulldogs, who had 15 blocks in the match.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Finals MVP Tony Koyfman added nine of his 11 markers off hits, graduating seniors Rex Intal and Josh Villanueva both had 10 points, and Ish Polvorosa had 62 excellent sets for Ateneo.Ateneo swept the UAAP Season 79 men’s volleyball Finals in two games and stretched its winning streak to 30 matches dating back to last season’s campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“From the very beginning, we didn’t expect that we’ll be able to sweep (the season), but the Lord is so good and gave us the strength and rescued us,” said Blue Eagles coach Oliver Almadro.“I admire my players, their maturity and their resiliency. They just believed that we can do the impossible.” Ismail led the valiant Bulldogs with 24 points, 19 coming from hits with five blocks, while Bagunas added 20.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos View comments Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely FILE PHOTO – Marck Espejo. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo extended its dynasty and snared its third straight UAAP men’s volleyball championship, outlasting National University in a five-set classic, 18-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-18, 15-13, to complete a perfect season Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Four-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Marck Espejo powered the Blue Eagles as he pumped in 27 points including the title-clinching block on Fauzi Ismail.ADVERTISEMENT Quiñahan, Fonacier reunite with Guiao at NLEX Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Bulacan town gears up for biggest cookie jar Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely
Dear Editor,GuySuCo says that GAWU correspondences are dealt with professionally. Maybe it is that GuySuCo has redefined the word. We say this taking into account that our correspondence of September 21 to the company’s CEO regarding the payment of wages on September 22 was not even acknowledged.We further wish to remind the company’s spokesperson that the Union’s claim towards improving workers’ pay and conditions and benefits remains unaddressed at this point in time, in stark violation of the timelines set out in the Recognition and the Avoidance and Settlement of Disputes Agreement. We say this because letters concerning workers’ matters, some weeks old, remain unanswered. We wonder where is the professionalism that the GuySuCo spokesperson speaks about. Quite clearly, it seems that the word professionalism has taken on a new meaning in GuySuCo’s context.We are then accused of encouraging workers to engage in work stoppages. Again, it seems that the Corporation has fallen off its rocker. Many of those stoppages that GuySuCo speaks of occur in the early morning hours, very much before our Union’s offices begin to operate. One wonders how we can encourage a stoppage when we are not even aware of the situation. Moreover, why would a worker — waking up in the wee hours of the morning, and having his wife waking up even earlier than him to prepare his meals — go to work just to resort to strike? But that is exactly what the Corporation is seeking to say. It seems rationality has completely departed the Corporation’s mindset.The fact that the workers are forced to engage in work stoppages obviously speaks to the pressures they face when they must confront weedy, vine-infested and grassy fields, which require much greater efforts on their part to clear, and an arrogant attitude as they seek to obtain reasonable payments for the additional work they are required to undertake.GAWU is then charged with impacting “production and productivity and the security of employment”. But is it the GAWU that is proposing to close and sell-out estates? Is it the GAWU that is not applying inputs in a timely manner, or not applying inputs altogether in some cases? Is it the GAWU that is making decisions to cease cane planting? Is it the GAWU that is making decisions on how finances should be allocated and spent? These decisions, policies and directions are not influenced, considered or approved by the GAWU — or the workers, for that matter. We are not even told about them until they are implemented. How then can we be accused?But, then again, as we have being saying, the Corporation has no concern or respect for its hard-working workers and their organisations.The Corporation continues to speak glowingly about having partnership, but that’s all it does. It looks as if this talk of partnership is one based on its dictated terms and conditions. Such an approach cannot lend to success. GAWU, as it has said many times before now, is committed to good and positive relations with the sugar company. Such partnership must be founded on the bedrock of equality, mutual respect and understanding.Yours truly,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWU
NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Grand Slam remains on Beermen bucket list Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe arrives at the UNFP (Union of French Professional Footballers) ceremony, in Paris, France, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS — Kylian Mbappe has opened the door for a move away from Paris Saint-Germain.Just after receiving the award for the French league’s player of the season, the 20-year-old World Cup winner said he wants more responsibility, either at PSG or “elsewhere with a new project.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Mbappe, who joined from Monaco in 2017 for 180 million euros, had never speculated before on a possible transfer away from the French champions.“I feel it may be the right time to take more responsibilities,” Mbappe said after succeeding Neymar as the league’s best player. “Hopefully it will be at Paris Saint-Germain, it would be with a great pleasure. Or maybe elsewhere, with a new project.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAfter winning the World Cup in Russia, Mbappe followed up with 32 league goals this season, becoming the first French player to reach at least that tally since 1966.Mbappe has been linked with a possible move to Real Madrid, where Zinedine Zidane returned as coach earlier this season. Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting PSG sealed a sixth French league title in seven years but failed to defend its French Cup and French League Cup crowns this season. PSG was eliminated in the Champions League last 16 for the third straight year.Mbappe was also named the young player of the season for the third straight year.After leading Lille to a second-place finish, Christophe Galtier won the coach of the year award.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?
Eid-ul-Adha message from the Government of the Cooperative Republic of GuyanaEid-ul-Adha is the annual occasion on which Muslims reflect on and celebrate the unquestionable obedience to God by Prophet Abraham. As our Muslim brothers and sisters gather to pray, demonstrate sacrifice and share with the less fortunate among us, the Government of the Cooperative of Republic Guyana joins in paying homage to all those who have sacrificed for their families, their communities and their country over the years.For many years the Guyanese people have had to endure hardships and sacrifice on a day-to-day basis. Today we are closer to a better life for all of our people, in spite of hiccups in the journey. With a sense of patriotism and national pride and an unyielding commitment to the development of our fair land we shall continue to make progress together, leaving no citizen behind.Just as the Muslim community is known to band together generally but especially in difficult times, so too, must we as Guyanese, stand together and united. At a juncture in our history when we continue to face sporadic threats to our national sovereignty we are obliged to take a signal from our Muslim brothers and sisters and mobilise in a show of unity and strength to make it abundantly clear that ‘not a blade of grass’.As was the appeal for Eid-ul-Adha 2015, this is once again a fitting occasion for us to restate the call for a deepening of national unity and the strengthening of social cohesion among our people. Though diverse in origins we share a common destiny and it is imperative that we cooperate for the purposes of national advancement.The message of Eid-ul-Adha is an example of the discipline and commitment needed, if we are to build Guyana into a nation which affords a good life for all Guyanese. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana appeals to all to conduct the sacrifices safely, with due consideration for the animals and as humanely as possible as is prescribed for in Islam.Eid Mubarak to all Muslims.
0Shares0000LONDON, England, December 17 – Manchester City’s Italian striker Mario Balotelli is to appeal this week to the English Premier League against a club fine imposed for on-field ill discipline, according to reports on Monday.The 22-year-old failed to overturn the sanction internally and would now take the case to a league tribunal, Britain’s domestic Press Association news agency said, without quoting sources. Balotelli missed 11 domestic and European games last season through suspension.The forward was instrumental in helping Italy to the final of this year’s European championships in Poland and Ukraine, scoring twice in the 2-1 semi-final victory over Germany.But Balotelli has shown erratic club form and was substituted during defending champions City’s recent derby with Manchester United, which they lost 3-2.Italy coach Cesare Prandelli meanwhile said that Balotelli “really needs to use his head” to succeed with the northwest England club, calling for him to replicate the form that saw him score twice in the Euro 2012 semi-final win against Germany.Prandelli told a news conference in Rome that he backed City manager Roberto Mancini to get the best out of the young player, despite his temperamental nature.“Roberto is an excellent coach. He wanted Mario in Manchester. He knows what he’s doing. We’ve got an advantage over Roberto. We only have Mario for three or four days and he doesn’t have the time to annoy us,” the Azzurri manager joked.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)