The future belongs to Atlético

first_imgThe rojiblanco club changed its house three seasons ago and the Wanda Metropolitano, with a capacity of 68,450 spectators, has become a benchmark stadium not only in Spain but in European football. A stadium praised by everyone, including rivals and where average attendance is above 85 percent. In other words, Atlético feels very sheltered at home, in front of their own, as it has always been.The data that makes the managers of Atlético the most excited refers to the large number of underage members. 30 percent of the rojiblancos partners are minors, which indicates that the future is guaranteed. The number of boys and girls who are linked to the entity at very young ages is increasing. The club dedicates one game to the year, a meeting that is already an essential appointment for the rojiblancos fans.Another interesting fact to describe the explosion at a social level that Atlético has experienced is the one related to its rocks, one of the great motors of the entity. Atlético has 835 clubs spread across Spain and around the world. There are a couple of them about to create new ones, one of them in Argentina. At a social level, Atlético does not stop growing. And that is a plus for an entity that celebrates its birthday thinking of giving the greatest joy to its fans and standing in the Champions League final in Istanbul. Atlético has turned 117 years old and has done so under very special circumstances, in full crisis provoked by the crisis derived from COVID-19. Atlético is among the eight best clubs in Europe and in the Spanish championship struggles to get into Champions positions. But a quick X-ray of the Madrid entity indicates that it is in the process of expansion, with more members and supporters than ever and increasingly closer to the other two greats of Spanish football.Atlético long ago exceeded a figure that seemed impossible, that of 100,000 members. Reaching that number was the great challenge of an entity that not long ago went through great economic and social problems. Atlético now has 130,400 members (between subscribers and non-subscribers) and the number continues to grow. Even in these weeks without competition, fans continue to call the offices of the Wanda Metropoilitano to become partners. No one knows where Atlético’s top will be. The rojiblanco club has members in all the provinces of the Spanish territory, something very significant. It is no longer a local club, with strong roots in Madrid and nearby cities, but rather a global entity.last_img read more

Miesha Tate joins ONE Championship as vice president

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.  Miesha has been an incredible pioneer for the sport and has been an inspiration for many young men and women. What impresses me most about Miesha is her humility, compassion, honor and respect,” Chatri Sityodtong, chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, said in a statement.“Throughout her career, Miesha has always exemplified the deep-rooted martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline and compassion. Not only is she a good friend but I am to have her represent ONE championship on a global scale. I look forward to welcoming Miesha to her new home in Singapore.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTate said she hopes to fulfill her major role and impart his experience being a champion fighter.“I am thrilled to join ONE Championship as a vice president. I truly believe in its mission of unleashing real-life superheroes who ignite the world with hope, strength, dreams and inspiration. I’m honored to bring my experience as a world champion and to help inspire the next generation of athletes. And of course, I am excited to relocate to my new home, Singapore and travel throughout Asia.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 awardcenter_img Homesick: Longing for family, Santillan moved to tears after La Salle win Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The 32-year-old Tate had 18 wins and seven losses throughout his MMA career before retiring in 2016 following her loss to Rachel Pennington at UFC 205 in New York City.Tate’s best moment inside the cage was when she submitted Holly Holm to claim the UFC women’s bantamweight crown in 2016.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE Championship added another world champion to its team.ONE on Thursday announced it has appointed Miesha Tate, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, as its vice president.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

‘Is There a National Plan for Development?’

first_imgThe Chairman on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Joseph Nagbe, is proposing a national dialogue of planners and legislators to begin to sit together and determine how to develop Liberia.The Sinoe County Senator speaking on the floor of the Senate Chamber recently during that body’s debate over the House of Representatives US$73 Million Bill for concurrence, among other things wondered as to whether the country has a national plan for development. “Since I entered this Government from the 52nd Legislature to the present, I hold a question in my heart, and I am yet to find the answer, and perhaps it is the discussion that we are beginning. The question is, is there a national plan for development? Do we have that plan; if we have that plan where it is?”Senator Nagbe described slain former President William R. Tolbert, Jr., as a leader who had plan for Liberia. He carried the nickname ‘Speedy or Total Involvement for Higher Heights.’ “When he announced the fight against illiteracy, he strengthened all the teachers’ training institutions in this country, that is what we went through and it was free; you went to university and you were trained up to PhD level, came back and taught in Liberia, that was example of a national plan.”Amidst a noisy background from among his colleagues in Chamber, Sen. Nagbe reminded them that what the country was doing now is ‘try-and-error method.’ “We talk about country development and no plan, but still we give counties money, and as a result of that, they are doing little or nothing in our respective counties.”“In my mind, if there is a national plan how to develop this country, then we will be left as Legislators to decide what we do with the budget; but because there is no such plan, our meager financial resources are being fragmented all the time. As a result, the impact of development on our people is limited and woefully inadequate,” Sen. Nagbe asserted.He observed that the Government’s method of spending the national resources on development is causing the problem the country is presently facing. “How do you build a nation,  we have not got the spirit as a government, and I am saying this and I am taking responsibility for it; the way we are spending our financial national resources on development is causing us the problem we have. Here we are in the Senate now talking about US$73 million, some proposing 15 percent of the national budget; to do what with that money?”Now that they (Legislators) are so moved to begin to think the way some of them are beginning to think about the country, Sen. Nagbe maintained that the country needs a national plan; but was quick to warn that in the absence of that, any money that is appropriated, or disbursed to counties will be the same story like the US$200,000 that cannot be accounted for so easily.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

U.S. military building wall to separate Sunnis, Shiites

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD, Iraq — U.S. military commanders in Baghdad are trying a radical new strategy to quell the widening sectarian violence by building a 12-foot-high, 3-mile-long wall separating a historic Sunni enclave from Shiite neighborhoods. Soldiers in the Adhamiya district of northern Baghdad, a Sunni Arab stronghold, began construction of the wall last week and expect to finish it within a month. Iraqi army soldiers would then control movement through a few checkpoints. The wall has already drawn intense criticism from residents of the neighborhood, who say that it will increase sectarian tensions and that it is part of a plan by the Shiite-led Iraqi government to box in the minority Sunnis. Caged animals A doctor in Adhamiya, Abu Hassan, said the wall would transform the residents into caged animals. “It’s unbelievable that they treat us in such an inhumane manner,” he said in a telephone interview. “They’re trying to isolate us from other parts of Baghdad. The hatred will be much greater between the two sects.” “The Native Americans were treated better than us,” he added. The U.S. military said in a written statement that “the wall is one of the centerpieces of a new strategy by coalition and Iraqi forces to break the cycle of sectarian violence.” As soldiers pushed forward with the construction, Defense Secretary Robert Gates insisted to the Iraqi government that it had to pass by late summer a series of measures long sought by the White House that are aimed at advancing reconciliation between the warring Sunni Arabs and Shiite Arabs. Whether the Iraqi parliament meets that benchmark could affect a decision that the Bush administration plans to make in late summer on extending the nearly 30,000 additional troops ordered to Iraq earlier this year, Gates said. Gates’ words were the bluntest yet by a U.S. official in tying the American military commitment here to the Iraqi political process. It reflected a growing frustration among Bush administration officials at Iraq’s failure to move on the political elements of the new strategy. President George W. Bush’s new security plan here is aimed at buying time for the feuding Iraqi factions to come to political settlements that would, in theory, drain some of the violence. In recent weeks, Democrats in Congress have been intensifying pressure on the president, through negotiations on financing for the war, to set political deadlines for the Iraqis and tie them to the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Speaking to reporters after talks with the Iraqi prime minister, Nouri Kamal al-Maliki, Gates urged the Iraqi parliament not to adjourn for a planned summer recess without passing legislation on sharing oil revenues, easing the purges of former Baath Party members from government positions and setting a date for provincial elections. “Our commitment to Iraq is long term, but it is not a commitment to have our young men and women patrolling Iraq’s streets open-endedly,” he said, adding that he told al-Maliki that “progress in reconciliation will be an important element of our evaluation in the late summer.” This is not the first time the Bush administration has set a timetable for Iraq to pass the reconciliation measures. Late last year, the White House gave the Iraqi government a goal of March to pass the legislation. March came and went, and senior administration officials shrugged off the missed target, saying it was counterproductive to press the Iraqis on the issue. Into a corner Gates’ demand, with its strong hint of conditions attached, could force the Bush administration into a corner. If progress on the reconciliation measures proves impossible before the target date, as many Iraqi politicians believe, U.S. officials will have to decide whether to follow through with the veiled threat. U.S. military commanders have already indicated privately it may be necessary to extend the troop reinforcements because the time between now and August will not be long enough for the new strategy to work. A senior White House official in Washington said Gates had not threatened to remove U.S. troops if al-Maliki cannot act by midsummer. Instead, the official said, “He simply said what everyone has said, which is that the process of political accommodation has to speed up.”last_img read more

Everton sack coach Ronald Koeman

first_img0Shares0000Everton manager Ronald Koeman was under mounting pressure after spending £140million ($185mn) on new players in the close seasonLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 23 – Ronald Koeman became the third Premier League managerial casualty of the season on Monday when he was sacked by Everton.The 54-year-old Dutchman — who guided Everton to seventh in his first season in charge last term — paid the price for a desperate start to the campaign despite having spent £140million ($185mn) in the close season. Sunday’s 5-2 humbling at home to Arsenal which saw them drop into the bottom three sealed his fate and despite taking training on Monday he received a visit from club chairman Bill Kenwright.“Everton Football Club can confirm that Ronald Koeman has left the Club,” read the Everton statement.“Chairman Bill Kenwright, the Board of Directors and Major Shareholder Farhad Moshiri would all like to express their gratitude to Ronald for the service he has given to the Club over the past 16 months and for guiding the Club to seventh place in last season’s Premier League.”Koeman, who arrived at Goodison Park after a successful spell in charge of Southampton, splashed the money on the likes of Icelandic international Gylfi Sigurdsson in the summer.However, despite also persuading former golden boy Wayne Rooney to return from Manchester United he crucially failed to replace record goalscorer Romelu Lukaku with Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud declining the chance to join them.Koeman joins compatriot Frank de Boer — sacked by Crystal Palace after just four Premier League games — and Craig Shakespeare dismissed by Leicester last week as top level managers to have departed this season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Oakes dazzles in ECR victory

first_img Or according to Taft girls’ soccer coach Greg Venger, “The best high school soccer player I’ve ever seen.” Venger couldn’t do anything but shake Oakes’ hand as a sign of respect following the Toreadors’ West Valley League match against the host Conquistadores, who extended their league unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 4-0 victory. With Katie Etcher back in the lineup after missing the team’s past seven games, and Connolly, Michelle Oakes and Lindsey Forte – who scored in the 67th minute – controlling the play in the midfield, even a strong effort in goal from Samantha Potter wasn’t enough for Taft. “(Samantha) was unbelievable,” Venger said. “But they’re physical, they have so much speed and so much skill, that you have to match them in those areas to have any chance at beating them.” Erik Boal, (818) 713-3607 erik.boal@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Even by Katie Oakes’ standards, Tuesday night was special for the El Camino Real of Woodland Hills senior. Whether it was the first-half goal in which she carried the ball from near midfield and beat too many Taft of Woodland Hills defenders to count or the no-look, back-heel pass to set up her sister Michelle on a second-half score, Oakes again demonstrated why she’s one of the area’s elite players. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “That was one of the best goals I’ve ever seen,” said Venger of Oakes’ score in the 35th minute, which began from her sweeper position and went right through the heart of the Taft (10-6-4, 1-2) defense. “She’s incredible. She’s so creative. You can’t say enough about her.” As for Oakes, who helped El Camino Real (10-1-2, 3-0) – the Daily News’ second-ranked team – extend its unbeaten streak against City Section opponents to 23 games, she took more satisfaction in setting up Michelle – a junior midfielder – in the 56th minute. “I’d rather set up the goals. It’s so much simpler,” said Oakes – the reigning Daily News All-Area Player of the Year – who also assisted on Niki Connolly’s team-leading 17th goal in the 76th minute. “(Coaches Shanna Sarris and Zach Feldman) give me that option (to create offense from the back line). They’re always telling me to go for it.” When asked which play – the goal or the assist on Michelle’s score – she was more impressed with, Sarris said, “I think they were equal … The passing was beautiful to watch.” last_img read more

Chris Penn, actor brother of Sean, discovered dead

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Penn’s body was found inside a four-story condominium complex near the beach on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. Police were called to the condominium complex by someone from within the building, Fabrega said. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death, authorities said. Chris Penn’s credits included “Mulholland Falls,” “Rumble Fish,” “All the Right Moves,” “Footloose” and “Rush Hour.” He also played Nice Guy Eddie Cabot in the 1992 Quentin Tarantino crime drama “Reservoir Dogs.” His late father, Leo Penn, directed television shows. His mother, Eileen Ryan, is an actress whose credits include “I Am Sam,” “Magnolia” and “Parenthood.” And his brother is musician Michael Penn. Chris Penn’s latest film, “The Darwin Awards,” was scheduled to premiere today at the Sundance Film Festival. SANTA MONICA – Actor Chris Penn, brother of Sean Penn, was found dead Tuesday at a Santa Monica residence, police said. Santa Monica police discovered the actor’s body around 4 p.m., Lt. Frank Fabrega said. Police said he was 40 years old. There were no obvious signs of foul play, Fabrega said. “The Penn family would appreciate the media’s respect of their privacy during this difficult time,” Mara Buxbaum, Sean Penn’s publicist, said in a statement. 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

SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS LADIES TRIUMPH OVER FINN VALLEY

first_imgLAGAN HARPS NEWS: The ladies team continued their strong start to the league with an 8-1 win over Finn Valley.Scorers were Amanda Callaghan,  Amy Boyd,(3), Orla Friel(2), Caroline Gallagher and Nadine Crawford.Our u14 girls had a 7-0 win over Bonagee Utd with Shannon Cunningham(5), Rihanna Devenney and Brenna Dunne scoring. Casey Barrett and Orla Mc Grath also played well. Our u16’s lost 4-0 to Glenree with Neve Scanlon and Brenna Dunne playing well.We had an u11 side competing in the Finn Harps u11 competition. The boys performed well on the day reaching the final, however they lost on penalties to Letterkenny Rovers. It was a well run competition and a help to the lads in preparation for the Foyle Cup.Our u9’s took part in a blitz in Swilly Park. The Foyle Cup starts next Monday. We have teams competing at u/9,u1/0 and u/11 boys as well as our ladies team. We also have a couple of boys in the East Donegal u/12’s and playing with other clubs. We also have some girls in the Donegal girl squads.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 6,18,19 and 22. Ten people had two numbers with Conor Mc Gee drawn out and winning €50.  SOCCER NEWS: LAGAN HARPS LADIES TRIUMPH OVER FINN VALLEY was last modified: July 11th, 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:Lagan Harps soccer newslast_img read more

KCCA can still win the league, says Mike Mutebi

first_img Tags: Bul FCKCCA FCMike Mutebi Mike Mutebi is confident his side can still win the league title (Photo by Shaban Lubega)After KCCA FC won 2-1 at home to BUl FC on Tuesday in the Azam Uganda Premier league, head coach Mike Mutebi has come out and assured the fans that his team can still win it.The Kasasiro Boys required a late Derrick Nsibambi header deep into added time to overcome a spirited Bul side at Lugogo.Bul’s Nigerian import Jean Pier struck with nine minutes to play for the Jinja based side to cancel out Nsibambi’s first half strike to even matters before the KCCA forward produced the winner..“The character exemplified by my team is all about the belief that these boys have, said Mutebi.“They all play their hearts out because they want to stand up and be counted at the end of the day.“This is the same desire and reaction they showed against Al Ahly in the Champions League.“This is our way to go and we will keep on promoting youthful players who still have the hunger to win and when i look back at their performance against Bul, i can only say that am satisfied.“I am going to continue bringing up these kids so as i give the media an opportunity to have fresh talent to talk about and move on from the usual fellas who have been around for some time but doing nothing.About Bul FC on Tuesday evening, the ‘Mulangira’ like he is commonly know, had this to say.“Bul played very very well in a game that i am sure was good on the eye and played at a good tempo.“They had players who came here trying to prove them selves after seeing what my Boys did to Al Ahly on Saturday.“The passed the ball and in the 90 minutes, it was on the pitch for 84 minutes unlike other teams that come here and kick it out all the time.On KCCA’s chances in the title race:“Like i have always said, this year’s league will go down to the wire.“We go into the last game believing we can still win it and all we will do is win our last game and wait to see what happens in their (Vipers) game.“Vipers is in pole position and it is their title to loose as they seat on top of the league at the start of the final 90 minutes of the season.On Walter Ochora who was making his first full home debut:“He had a good performance.“That’s how u grow the kids, he comes into a pressure game that we want to win desperately and plays with confidence.“No pressure what so ever that he is playing a top tier team and you can see that he took in the responsibility well.About the positives taken from the current season so far:Mutebi is happy with the progress of his team so far (Photo Shaban Lubega)“Looking at this season, my team has been fantastic.“We are the youngest team on the continent and the only team to promote over nine players into the first team in two years since Barcelona in 2003.“These players will gain the experience with time and remember we are still on the continent.On Nsibambi and the fact that he scored two goals.“I am not going to start ringing hallelujah because he scored two goals.“He is supposed to have taken over the mantle from Geoffrey Sserunkuma but has been inconsistent.“So he scored today, good for him but he has to score everyday.“The good thing is that all my players are very adventurous and always got a goal from somewhere but we need somebody u are sure will score all the time.“Shaban has shipped in a few at times after spending a long drought minus a goal.“You would go and check his stats and he has seven in three but i would love to read seven in as many game.“All in all, it is good for Derrick as he has had personal problems but every KCCA fan would have loved to see Derrick leading the line, scoring consistently and being the number one centre forward for the country but he has not done that and has been dropped from the national team.“He now has to work hard to regain the status that he had attained a few months back.Mutebi concluded by enlightening on the fact that Shaban Muhammad is out injured as opposed to earlier reports that had suggested that he had just been rested.KCCA end the 2017/18 with an away game at URA FC on Friday, they will have to win and pray that relegation threatened UPDF get atleast a point off Vipers if they (KCCA) are to win a third successive league title.Comments last_img read more

Picture Special: Letterkenny school surprised by RTÉ’s Operation Transformation 10 at 10 leaders!

first_imgScoil Cholmcille Letterkenny had a surprise visit this morning from the Operation Transformation 10 at 10 leaders Gráinne Bleasdale and Micheál Ó Ciaraidh!The 10 at 10 initiative aims to get kids active for 10 minutes at 10am. The Operation Transformation team asked Irish primary schools to share their videos of their fun-filled ten minutes each day, with a primary school being chosen each week for a surprise visit from Micheál and Gráinne.This week’s lucky school was Scoil Cholmcille! Pupils and teachers at the Letterkenny school were delighted when the presenters made an appearance, with the RTÉ camera crew capturing all of the excitement!Leader Micheál is a past pupil at Scoil Cholmcille, and teachers were delighted to welcome him back this morning.The Donegal school will appear on Tuesday night’s broadcast on Operation Transformation on RTÉ One at 8:30pm – be sure to tune in, you just might spot some familiar faces!  Picture Special: Letterkenny school surprised by RTÉ’s Operation Transformation 10 at 10 leaders! was last modified: February 9th, 2018 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:10 at 10letterkennyOperation Transformationpicture specialscoil cholmcillelast_img read more