The struggling powerhouse, which have already been disqualified from the Copa del Rey for fielding an ineligible player, will also have to be careful not to be caught by fourth-place Villarreal after Bruno Soriano scored his second of two goals deep into stoppage time to grab a 2-1 victory at Deportivo La Coruna. Benitez’s latest stumble, which arrived after losses at home to Barcelona and away at Sevilla and Villarreal in the last eight rounds, came in his return to a Mestalla Stadium where he established his reputation with two league titles and a UEFA Cup trophy. Benitez’s counterpart, Gary Neville, remained winless in his fourth league game since taking over at Valencia, but his team earned a morale-boosting result. Madrid’s strong start provoked panic in Valencia. Bale started the move with an audacious back-heeled flick to send Benzema’s pass to Cristiano Ronaldo, who slid the ball back for Benzema to slot his shot into the corner of the net. But instead of going for a second goal to finish the hosts off, Madrid let complacency creep in, and Valencia slowly began to push forward through midfielder Andres Gomes and forward Joao Cancelo. A Gomes incursion was only stopped when Pepe tripped him in the area, letting Parejo step up and level the score. Madrid recovered some of their attacking verve after the restart, but it was stalled by Kovacic’s sending-off for a lunging tackle on Cancelo in the 70th. Toni Kroos, however, placed a free kick for Bale to rise up and gracefully head in off the far post to momentarily restore Madrid’s lead. But Valencia charged right back to score when Rodrigo Moreno headed down a pass for Alcacer to nod home. Also Sunday, it was Athletic Bilbao 2, Las Palmas 2; Real Betis 0, Eibar 4; Granada 2, Sevilla 1; and Rayo Vallecano 2, Real Sociedad 2. Struggling powerhouse BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Real Madrid squandered a great opening goal and a chance to catch Barcelona in the Spanish league standings when they slipped to a 2-2 draw at Valencia in a match it ended with 10 men yesterday. Madrid seemed set to romp to an easy victory after Karim Benzema finished off a superb move in the 16th minute, but Valencia’s Dani Parejo levelled from the penalty spot just before half-time. Gareth Bale headed Madrid back in front in the 82nd, despite his team playing a man down after Mateo Kovacic saw a direct red card, only for Paco Alcacer to strike right back for the hosts a minute later to spark a thrilling finish by both teams. Coach Rafa Benitez will face even more scrutiny after Madrid failed to capitalise on Barcelona’s scoreless stalemate at Espanyol on Saturday and remained two points behind the defending champions, which have a game to play. Madrid also fell four points behind provisional leaders Atletico Madrid, the only title contender to win this round. Benitez said: “I can’t stop some people from speculating” about his future. “What I can do is get the team to work hard like they did today,” he said. “We missed an opportunity – only if you look at the result. But the effort that my team made deserves more praise that anything else.”
– as Guyana celebrates 130th Anniversary of AdventismThis year marks the 130th anniversary of the emergence of Adventism in Guyana, and the Guyana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has organized a week of activities to commemorate this milestone.Activities commenced on Sunday, March 19th, and will continue through the week, wrapping up on Saturday, March 25th. The Central Seventh-day Adventist Church kick-started the celebrations with a Rededication Service in honour of thePresident Granger addressing the congregation during the observance of the 130th Anniversary of Adventism in Guyanaauspicious occasion.The weekly church service was transformed into a grand showcase of reflection and celebration, while at the same time giving worship and praise to God, as Adventists from across the country and internationally gathered at the first Adventist Church to be constructed in Guyana.President David Granger also participated in the service that commenced the start of activities to honour a significant moment in Guyanese history. During his address to attendees of that service, the Head of State congratulated the Adventists on achieving the landmark of 130 years of existence in Guyana. He pointed to some of the significant aspects of Adventism; emphasised the importance of what he deems the four pillars of life: home (family), church, school and farm (work); and noted that the Church’s core belief is that the Saviour (Jesus Christ) will be coming a second time – which inspires the active evangelical work of the Adventists.Granger explained that Adventism is the result of Protestantism, which celebrates its 500th Anniversary this year as well. Further, he stated that Adventists have a strong tradition of reprinting Bibles at affordable cost, which ensures the Holy Scriptures are no longer just the property of the Church, but can be distributed to the masses.“The Church is really at the four corners of our country,” President Granger said, as he pointed to the contributions of religion to the state. Granger indicated that through religious teachings and socialization, positive values are instilled in the younger generation, and they go on to shape the role of family (more especially men) in the development of society and the country at large.During the event, honoured member of the congregation, Sister Gem Rohlehr-Vogt, presented the history of the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, which coincides with the emergence of Adventism in Guyana. She noted that then British Guiana was the first country in the stretch from Central to South America to officially recognize and establish Adventism as a denomination of Christianity. Rohlehr pointed out that the church came into existence as an extension of the Central Seventh-day Adventist organization which exists in Washington D.C. She noted that the Church was initially named ‘Georgetown’ but was renamed ‘Central’ in the 1980s.Sister Vogt painted a timeline of the emergence and evolution of Adventism in Guyana, dating back to the early post-emancipation era. Gem Rohlehr-Vogt stated that Adventism reached Guyana in 1883 following several occurrences in America linking Adventism to British Guiana. She noted that the edict of late President James Monroe against European Colonial powers, better known as the Monroe Doctrine, saw the coming on Americans to Guianese soil. In 1886, tracks of biblical literature were scatter across the American Wharf (now America Street), and this resulted in spreading the knowledge of Adventism and later the development of Adventism in Guyana.By 1912, about 100 persons were brought into what is now the Central Seventh-day Adventist Church through conversion by baptism. Later, more persons continued to be baptized, a Sabbath School was constructed, and Adventist Literature was copied and distributed, giving rise to the well establish community of Seven-day Adventists which currently exists. To date, more than 200 Adventist Churches have been constructed across Guyana.The 130th Anniversary of Adventism in Guyana will continue to be honoured through the week with a heritage parade, evangelical parades, and the distribution of literature. More importantly, an “Adventist Heritage Village” has been set up at the Sophia Exhibition Complex, and will be opened to the public from 15:00hrs until 22:00hrs during the week of activities. Medical screening, drug distribution and dental checks would be available to visitors joining in celebrating this historic commemoration.
The road was closed after heavy rain and flooding in the area last weekend. Crews were able to get the road open Saturday afternoon.The road is open to single-lane alternating traffic for commercial vehicles with legal axel loadings and dimensions.For a list of all the roads that are still closed, click here.- Advertisement –
La Russa’s St. Louis Cardinals apparently were a team interested in Bonds. “We all know from the offseason that Tony would like him,” Magowan said with a chuckle. Chicago White Sox shortstop Juan Uribe thinks his legal troubles are behind him. Uribe was alleged to have shot a farmer in his native Dominican Republic during the offseason. He also believes someone tried to extort more than $900,000 from him in connection with the case. “Everyone knows I wasn’t involved, and I’m just glad it’s over with,” he said Friday through an interpreter after going through his first workout with the White Sox. Legal concerns Around the horn Mariano Rivera sailed through his first batting practice session. The Yankees closer threw 35 pitches to a hitting group that included Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, Bobby Abreu and Robinson Cano. Baltimore Orioles reliever Jamie Walker sustained a concussion Friday when he was hit in the back of the head by a Nick Markakis line drive during batting practice. Randy Johnson pitched off a mound for the first time since back surgery in October and said after his private bullpen session that he felt fine. Joe Matumoto, a 36-year-old left-hander who pitched for Brazil’s national team, agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and was invited to spring training. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “If Willie is going to get honored, as I think he will, Barry will have some role to play there,” Magowan said Friday during a wide-ranging interview in the dugout at Scottsdale Stadium. “But what I hope instead will happen is he is chosen to be on the All-Star team, and I feel he will be. I feel he will have earned his spot both by what he’s done in the game and by what he will have done this year.” Bonds, a seven-time NL MVP, begins his 22nd major league season – his 15th with San Francisco – 22 home runs shy of passing Hank Aaron’s career record of 755. Magowan joked how La Russa will surely want Bonds on his All-Star roster, a reference to the slugger and skipper meeting during Bonds’ brief appearance at the baseball winter meetings in December. Even if Barry Bonds is not an All-Star this season, Giants owner Peter Magowan expects the slugger to take part in festivities for baseball’s summer classic in his home ballpark. Magowan hopes that Bonds’ godfather, Hall of Famer Willie Mays, will be a big part of the July event in San Francisco. Yet Magowan would rather No. 25 is in uniform and playing for the NL roster and World Series-winning manager Tony La Russa.
0Shares0000A Football Association spokesman says that Arsenal manager Unai Emery (pictured December 22, 2018) “has been charged following the game against Brighton” when he kicked a water bottle into the crowd © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after kicking a water bottle into the crowd during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton on Boxing Day.A Football Association spokesman said Thursday: “Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been charged following the game against Brighton yesterday (26 December 2018). “It is alleged his action of kicking a water bottle during the fixture amounts to improper conduct. He has until 6pm (1800 GMT) on 2 January 2019 to respond to the charge,” the FA spokesman added.Spanish boss Emery went to speak to the home supporter nearest where the bottle landed immediately after the incident and again at full-time at the Amex Stadium.Emery, speaking earlier Thursday before the FA’s announcement and ahead of Arsenal’s trip to league leaders Liverpool this weekend, said he hoped his apology would draw a line under the incident.“I say yesterday my apologies, I kicked the bottle in frustration but not for the supporter, I kicked for me and it went near to the supporter and I said to them my apologies. There is not another communication.“I repeat today my apologies for my individual action but I kick the bottle because it is near me, but not because it is my intention.”Emery, while hoping the matter was done and dusted, added he would respect any decision taken by the FA.“I hope so, yes,” he replied when asked whether his apology should close the book on the incident.“But I have to respect the decision because it is a circumstance of my action but not another intention from me with the supporter. I say to them my apology,” the 47-year-old added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
PALMDALE – Palmdale High School is offering a $200 reward for information leading to those responsible for a break-in over the holiday weekend that caused an estimated $15,000 in loss and damages. Burglars broke into seven or eight portable classrooms, prying loose metal security-window grates, and stole laptop computers and projectors. “It looked like they were going after technological devices such as projectors and laptops,” Principal Eric Riegert said. “You can use projectors for Super Bowl parties and use them for big-screen TVs. They are very high quality.” The break-in was discovered Sunday by the school’s football coaching staff, Riegert said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe thieves brought tools with them, Riegert said. “These are not kids messing around. It was premeditated,” Riegert said. Riegert said it was disheartening for teachers to return from the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend and learn of the thefts.
Donegal County Councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig is pleading with the council not to allow recycling banks to overflow at Christmas.The Independent councillor said the banks are often allowed to build up and look unsightly over the festive season.“I have been in contact with Donegal county council in relation to our recycling banks and how at Christmas and New Year they are not emptied often enough. That leads to the surrounding areas at some of the centres ending up very untidy.“I have been told that there has been an extra lorry put in place this year to deal with the problem and that the staff of Donegal county council will be at hand over the holiday period to maintain the centres as well. “We as a community also have a responsibility to make sure that we don’t throw our empty boxes or other rubbish at the centre points. Also we must acknowledge the great work that is being done by volunteers and workers throughout our community to keep the centres clean and tidy all year long.”COUNCILLOR PLEADS TO COUNCIL NOT TO ALLOW RECYCLE BINS TO OVERFLOW was last modified: December 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:councildonegalrecycling banks
The countdown is on to celebrate Buncrana Enterprise Town 2016, and Buncrana Chamber of Commerce are urging local businesses and local community and sports groups and schools to take part.The event which takes place in the Plaza on the 15th and 16th April, facilitated by Bank of Ireland, is a showcase of local businesses, community groups and local sporting talent.The event is open to the public, and promises to be a great weekend of family fun, business opportunities and hopes to foster a renewed sense of purpose and identity for the local community. “This is a great opportunity for the town to come together and show what we have here locally, as a community. So far almost 70 local businesses and community organisations have signed up, and with the registration deadline this Friday, this is the last chance for those wishing to take part to book their space. The exhibition is completely free for businesses to attend, and free admission to the public to come in to the Plaza and have a look around.”“The Chamber of Commerce wholeheartedly supports the event, and we will be taking part ourselves. It’s also an open event, so everyone is welcome and you don’t have to bank with Bank of Ireland, or be a Chamber member, to take part in it. There are lots of activities around the weekend including soccer and GAA blitzes, a 5k race, and much more for all the family as well as lots of events showing off our local talent throughout the weekend in the Plaza, and the program of events should be finalised shortly” said Chamber President Ryan Stewart.Donegal Daily will be at the event and will keep our readers up-to-date with all that is happening over both days.To keep informed about the events, and to get involved you can follow Buncrana Enterprise Town on Facebook at www.facebook.com/buncranaenterprisetown or call Liz at Bank of Ireland on 07762 40552 for more information. BUNCRANA CHAMBER WELCOMES ENTERPRISE TOWN TO INISHOWEN was last modified: April 4th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:Bank of Irelandbuncranachamber of commercedonegal
Club newsWell done to Liam Mc Conologue on his inclusion in the Ulster Final Programme as Club Volunteer – thanks for all your hard work at the club.Training as normal. All welcome.Ladies training as normal check facebook for match details. Minor girls at home Tues V Lifford at 7Be at pitch for 6.20U 14 boys at home Thursday shield final check Facebook for detailsU 16 boys away to Letterkenny Gaels – details on FacebookWell done Caoimhe Browne on winning Guess the Score. St Mary’s 5k walk/run will take place on Tuesday 9th Aug at 7.30 registration at Clubhouse from 6 – this race is part of the Donegal Grand Prix Series. Lotto19th July: CW FH MH WW.3 people matched 3; Grainne McElchar & Bernie McNulty Convoy, James Molloy Ballybofey.Jackpot next week €4650.Well done to our Senior men on their win over Na Rossa and the Reserves on their win over Lifford (lot of legends out for that one) in Championship over the weekend.St. Mary’s GAA player included in Ulster Final Programme was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:liam mcconologuest marys gaaUlster Final
Finn Harps recorded their first win in eight games by a single goal over Wexford Youths at Finn Park tonight.McHugh scored for HarpsNot for the first time Harps can thank Kevin McHugh for making the decisive strike after he netted on 48 minutes.The visitors started the brighter and Ciaran Gallagher denied Danny Fitzpatrick with a full-length save after just ten minutes. However Harps, under the guidance of Sean Wizzard McGowan who was filling in for the holidaying Peter Hutton, began to get on top.Both McHugh and Mark Forker could have broken the deadlock.Harps did manage to go ahead when James Doherty broke well down the wing to cut back for McHugh to finish form close range.The home side should have gone on to score more with chances falling to Mickey Funston and McHugh again. Wexford tried to break down Harps who defended well and in the end Harps were decent value for the three points. HARPS RETURN TO WINNING WAYS AGAINST WEXFORD was last modified: July 26th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:finn harpswexford youths