Bale: “Confinement is quite strict in Spain”

first_imgAjax: “I think when we played against them we didn’t think they were as good as they later showed. They were very organized and they were able to play at a high level. They knew perfectly well what they had to do, what role each one had … In the first leg, we won hopefully if I’m honest with you but on the return they put on a great show and wowed the world. They had a fantastic team and had some bad luck that left them out of the final. We tried to get over it and forget it. “ Tottenham in the Champions 18/19: “Normally, we would have made it to the end or to the semifinals. It seemed strange to me not to get there. Everyone likes to see the Champions League final. With Tottenham playing it, I really wanted to see it. The final. During the playoffs they had great games, like in the semifinals. For us Tottenham fans, the final was a bit disappointing but you have to look more generally. They did very well until they got there and gave their best “Home training: “They sent us two-week routines to do in the gym. Running, weights, prevention exercises to make sure you’re still at the best level. We’re in touch through Zoom. We try to be in the best shape possible if we have to go back. not to be at a bad level and to be able to return with strength to play the remainder of the season. “Confinement: “I think we have been in Spain for six weeks. It is quite a strict confinement. We cannot go out for a walk or do sports. It is quite strict but what is best for everyone is being done. We all understand that they are necessary sacrifices and that they are trying to do things the best they can. “How it feels: “I feel like we all feel, but we have to get the positives. Normally, we travel every other day to play outside or spend the night away from home before home games. Now, I am at home with my children, my wife and my family and I don’t have to go to work every morning. I like spending time with them. “Play again: “We all want to play again, but the most important thing is to do it safely. We don’t want to go back too soon. Everything has to be done safely”Soccer: “Everyone misses him and wants to play or go see a game but there will be more seasons, Champions, leagues, cups … The important thing right now is to be well. There will be much more football in the future and we hope not to have again this problem. “ Gareth Bale took advantage of the confinement in Madrid to grant an interview to the British channel BT Sports. The Welshman discussed several current issues: confinement due to the coronavirus, his work plan or the possible return of football, but also from the past, such as his most special title with Real Madrid, the Champions of last season, etc.His favorite Champions: “The Tenth. It was my first time. The feeling of lifting that trophy is unique. Also because of how we won it. Everything was new and special. It is not easy to keep one. The twelfth we won in Cardiff was also special. Not everyone can win at home. Also the Thirteenth in Kiev, for the goal I scored, the one for victory. But if I have to choose, it would be La Décima. “last_img read more

Lusignan prison escapee recaptured at Tuschen

first_imgSudesh Dyal, 23, one of the three inmates who escaped from the Lusignan Prison on October 15, 2018, was Sunday morning recaptured while hiding out in a house at Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).According to reports, the Police acted on information received and went to the house about 03:00h when the escapee was nabbed.  He was taken to the Leonora Police Station and was later transported to Georgetown to face charges.The man, formerly of Wales, West Bank Demerara (WBD), along with 29-year-old Dextroy Pollard and murder accused Travis Evan, escaped from the Prison’s holding bay.Evan was the first to be recaptured by ranks of the Joint Services in Linden, Region 10 while Pollard was recaptured by residents of Wales and handed over to the Police.Pollard had just been sentenced to spend the next two years in prison on a charge of break and enter and larceny. Dyal was on remand for the said offence.The men, according to Prison Director Gladwin Samuels, had escaped as a result of a lack of vigilance by the officers on duty.The holding bay from which the men escaped is reportedly surrounded by four towers from where ranks had a bird’s eye view.Additionally, the barbed wire fence had to be cut in order for the escape to be successful. At the time of the escape, both prison and police officers were on duty at the holding bay facility.Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage showed that the men took approximately four minutes to successfully escape. As such, Samuels slammed the officers, some of whom were reportedly asleep.A number of search parties were deployed in several areas in Regions Three and Four, where it was suspected the men might have gone.The Prison was used as a holding facility with several holding areas after the July 2017 fire at the Camp Street Prison. During that fire, several high-profile prisoners had escaped. The others were dispatched to correctional institutions across the country, including Lusignan.However, 13 prisoners had escaped from the facility by digging a hole under the perimeter fence. The hole was about five feet in diameter and another five feet deep.Those who had escaped were murder accused Clive Forde, Pascal Smith, Kerry Cromwell, Odel Roberts, Kendell Skeet, Rayon Jones, Jason Howard, Shawn Harris, Paul Goriah and Jamal Forde, along with Teshawn McKenzie, Cobena Stephens, Winston Long and Jamal Joseph.All the others were recaptured with two being killed by the Police during an exchange of gunfire. However, Goriah and Stephens remain at large.Goriah’s last known address was given as Grove Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD) while Lot 82 Gopie Street, Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was given as Stephens’ last known address.last_img read more

CDC boosts disaster response

first_imgWith continued efforts to boost disaster response management across the country, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Monday handed over a quantity of gear to the Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs) of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).Leading the distribution was the Director General of the CDC, Major Kester Craig, who emphasised on the work that was done over the past year, which included training of several persons from both regions in the area of Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA).Taking that into consideration, it is expected that the provision of the gear andCDC Director General, Major Kester Craig with the Region Four officials during the handing-over of gear and toolstools will prepare the individuals who were taught.“The whole aim is to have them respond to any incident and gather information, which helps the Commission to make informed decisions. So today, we want to hand over the tools and equipment that are necessary to carry out these functions. Once this equipment has been handed over, we expect that if anything happens, your team can go out and do the damage assessments,” Craig underscored.The Director General explained that the Commission remained committed to building Guyana’s disaster risk management capabilities through stakeholder engagements. Plans for 2019 include working to complete the Regional Risk Assessment Report and Regional Multi-Hazard Preparedness and Response Plan for Region Four.“This is in an effort to build resilience at the regional level so as to reduce disaster risk through enhanced preparedness and response capabilities. The completion of the plan will give the Region the independence to manage its own disaster planning and resilience, and will help to guide how every unit, every agency that falls within the Region would be able to respond to any disaster or emergency,” he said.Regional Vice Chairman Earle Lambert pointed out that the country is below sea-level, and preparedness was important in response to disasters.last_img read more

Peace Region torchbearers announced * Update

first_imgBy Christine RumleskieWith just two days until the 2010 Olympic Torch comes to town, Vanoc has released a full list of torchbearers in the Peace Region.A total of 49 torchbearers will be hitting the streets of Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Saulteau First Nation, Hudson’s Hope and then Fort St. John.- Advertisement -While the list doesn’t indicate each torchbearer’s hometown, it does provide the individual’s home province.It turns out that 24 of the torchbearers are coming in from Alberta to carry the torch in the Peace.The relay will begin in Dawson Creek at around 9:40 a.m. Of the 30 torchbearers running the route, 21 are from Alberta. That’s because around 20 students and teachers from a native reserve in Fox Lake, Alberta, won a position in the Team Torchbearer program. The torch will be carried by the team of students for one kilometre of the route.Advertisement Click here for a full list of torch routes and times in the Peace Region.*** Update – The Premier’s Office confirmed on Friday that Gordon Campbell will be on hand for Fort St. John’s torch relay and celebration on Sunday. Now, it’s already been confirmed that both torchbearers in Tumbler Ridge are coming in from Terrace, B.C. and Alberta. And, of the two torch-carriers in Chetwynd, one is an Alberta resident.Below is a full list of Fort St. John’s torchbearers:Ross H. MacLean Jamie Lee Connie Richter Liz Logan Dan Bouillon Doug Bloom Susan Stark Darryl Tegart Cyril Hannon Bryanna BirksIt was previously reported that Calvin Osterlund would be a torchbearer in Fort St. John. However, that has changed, and Osterlund will actually be carrying the torch in Dawson Creek.Advertisementlast_img read more

COLEMAN – BROTHER IS MORE POPULAR THAN ME IN KILLYBEGS!

first_imgHe may be a Premiership star and be a huge household name.Seamus ColemanBut Killybegs soccer star Seamus Coleman has admitted his brother is a bigger star in his hometown than he is.And he says that brother Stevie, who suffers form cerebral palsy, is always slagging that he lined out in an international tournament. Coleman, 24, said “That was a great tournament and it was great for him. He’s always quick to remind me that he’s the first international in the family and that he taught me everything I know.”COLEMAN – BROTHER IS MORE POPULAR THAN ME IN KILLYBEGS! was last modified: August 24th, 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:evertonKillybegsseamus colemanStevie Colemanlast_img read more

HUGE Hammers boost! Dimitri Payet says he is ‘100 per cent staying at West Ham’

first_imgDimitri Payet has quashed speculation over his future by declaring he is “100 per cent staying at West Ham”.The 29-year-old was a revelation in his debut Premier League season after joining the Hammers from Marseille in a £10.7m deal in June 2015.He scored nine goals to help his side finish seventh in the top-flight and was nominated for the prestigious PFA Player of the Year prize.Having taken that fine form into Euro 2016, scoring three times during France’s run to the final, Payet has caught the attention of clubs across Europe.Barcelona and Real Madrid are two of the sides to have been linked with a swoop for the playmaker and there are fears among West Ham fans he could have his head turned.But Payet has now insisted he is going nowhere this summer and is excited by the prospect of playing for the east London club at the Olympic Stadium.Speaking to The Sun, he said: “I’ve heard about all the interest and I’m flattered. But I love West Ham. We had a fantastic season and I can’t wait to play in the Olympic Stadium.“I’m 100 per cent staying at West Ham, I love the club. I can tell the Hammers fans that.” 1 Dimitri Payet last_img read more

GAA: ALL THE COUNTY RESULTS

first_imgBusanna Feda O Donaill IFC Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Urris0 – 71 – 12Naomh NailleConvoyLine: J O’Donnell/G Mc Hugh25-Sep-2011Naomh Columba0 – 80 – 8Naomh ColmcilleTir Chonaill Park Donegal TownLine: G O’Donnell/L JordanMarley Coach Hire Division Four Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Naomh Ultan1 – 140 – 11Na RossaDunkineelyBrian McCormack Sports Division One Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Dungloe1 – 92 – 9St EunansDungloeCentra Supermarkets Division Three Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Buncrana1 – 91 – 12Naomh MhuireBuncrana ScarveyDonegal Senior Hurling League/Championship Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Burt3 – 112 – 7SetantaO Donnell ParkSenior Hurling FinalBrian McCormack Sports Division One Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Glenswilly1 – 92 – 9Four MastersGlenswilly Pairc Naomh ColumbaBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFC Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Glenfin2 – 60 – 13St EunansPairc Ghleann Fhinne1st. Leg25-Sep-2011St Michaels3 – 100 – 7MacCumhaillsPairc Naomh Micheal1st. LegMarley Coach Hire Division Four Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Naomh Ultan2 – 100 – 6Na RossaDunkineelyMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Termon1 – 71 – 10Sean MacCumhaillsTermonCentra Supermarkets Division Three Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment25-Sep-2011Buncrana0 – 42 – 10Naomh MhuireBuncrana ScarveyMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Glenfin0 – 111 – 9Fanad GaelsPairc Ghleann FhinneBrian McCormack Sports Division One Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Gaoth Dobhair0 – 141 – 8CloughaneelyMachaire GathlanMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Kilcar6 – 120 – 10BundoranPairc Tamnaigh KilcarBrian McCormack Sports Division One Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Malin1 – 104 – 11Naomh ConaillMalinMarley Coach Hire Division Four Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Letterkenny Gaels0 – 40 – 14Red HughsLetterkennyCentra Supermarkets Division Three Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Milford2 – 70 – 12Naomh BridMoyle Park MilfordMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011St Michaels1 – 130 – 5KillybegsPairc Naomh MichealBrian McCormack Sports Division One Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Glenswilly0 – 41 – 14Four MastersGlenswilly Pairc Naomh ColumbaBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFC Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Naomh Ultan0 – 100 – 4Naomh ConaillArd a RathaPlay OffCentra Supermarkets Division Three Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Downings1 – 100 – 6Aodh RuadhDowningsBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun AFC Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Robert Emmets0 – 90 – 13Naomh Padraig LeifearSean MacCumhaillsPlay Off-E/TimeBusanna Feda O Donaill Jun BFC Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Red Hughs2 – 83 – 9BurtRed Hughs2nd. LegCentra Supermarkets Division Three Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Milford3 – 61 – 16Naomh BridMoyle Park MilfordBrian McCormack Sports Division One Reserve Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Gaoth Dobhair2 – 123 – 9CloughaneelyMachaire GathlanBusanna Feda O Donaill IRFC Date Team 1ScoreScoreTeam 2VenueComment24-Sep-2011Naomh Mhuire2 – 71 – 8CarndonaghThe Banks Mullachdergh2nd. LegGAA: ALL THE COUNTY RESULTS was last modified: September 26th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal GAA resultslast_img read more

HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR THE DANNY MCDAID 15K

first_imgPREPERATIONS are at an advanced stage for the staging of the 8th annual Danny McDaid 15 road race-fun run which takes place on Sunday, August 12.It was once the preserve of the elite runners – but now the Danny McDaid 15k has a fun run element too.Almost 200 athletes from all over Donegal, Derry, Tyrone and further afield put their toe to the line for last year’s race and with a growing resurgence in keeping fit and competitive racing organisers are hoping the record turnout in 2011 will be suprassed. The event was formally launched recently at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny , who are the main sponsors of the event. The race begins at 11.30am and registration will take place in Aura Leisure Centre from 10 am. There will be a host of category prizes including top prizes for the first man and woman across the line.The 8th annual Danny McDaid 15k it promises to be the best event to date.The winner of the race last year was Patrick Brennan in a time of 48.59 is one of the highlights of the racing calendar and attracts top runners from all over the country.However, the organisers are also hoping people will come out and jog around the course which runs from the town out around New Mills and Rashedogue before finishing back in town via Conwal. The event is run in honour of double Olympian and LAC club stalwart, Danny McDaid who competed in the 1972 and 1976 Olympics for Ireland in Berlin and Melbourne.Speaking at the launch, Brendan McDaid of LAC, said the event has been growing in popularity ever year since its inception.“The Danny McDaid 15k carries a special aura and appeal for all runners. It is a top event on the local racing calendar but we’re also appealing to people to come out and just run the course. It is a great race and the numbers are growing every year,” he said.“We’re delighted to have The Station House as our main sponsor for the race.Mr Brian Gallagher, Proprietor of The Station House Hotel said he was delighted to be involved with the event. “Danny McDaid is a household name across the country. LAC is a great club and fosters great young talent. As a local businessman I’m always delighted to help out in any way I can.,’ he said.The race begins at 11.30am and registration will take place in Aura Leisure Centre from 10 am. There will be a host of category prizes including top prizes for the first man and woman across the line.The top ten last year were: Patrick Brennan (LAC 48.59), Ciaran Doherty (LAC 49.11), Pauric McKinney (LAC 50.44), Michael Black (LAC 51.13), Paddy Doherty (City of Derry 51.25), Gary Crossan (LAC 52.38), Pius McIntyre (Foyle Valley (52.42), Paul McCafferty (City of Derry (53.16), Gavin Crawford (24/7 Triathlon 53.28) and Paul McGlinchey (LAC 53.57)HUGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR THE DANNY MCDAID 15K was last modified: July 28th, 2012 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:15kDanny McDaidroad racelast_img read more

GAA NEWS: GARY BOYLE APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF NAOMH MUIRE MINOR BOARD

first_imgAll roads lead to Áislann Rann na Feirste this weekend as our young dancers take to the stage for the Rí Rá production. Friday night is the premier red carpet night with family friendly admission prices. Friday Night:Adult tickets are €15 with Children (Under 18) at €10. These include €5 worth of votes for the dance couple of your choice.The RED CARPET FRIDAY night promises to be a great night as the dancers place themselves in front of the Judges for the first time following months of rehearsals. Tickets are available at The Cope Annagry and Siopa Chroithlí.Judges for Rí Rá 2015 – Saturday Nights Judges names have just been released and they are Brian Ó Fearraigh, Frances Nic Géadaigh and Gavin Boyle. Three great characters for West Donegal who will add greatly to the night. Tá lúchair mhór orainn fosta go mbeidh Michelle Nic Grianna linn mar bean an tí.The AGM of Bórd na nÓg was held on Sunday evening in the Clubhouse with a strong attendance.Congratluations to Gary Boyle who was elected as chairman with Seán McFadden joining him as Vice Chairman for the coming year. Michael Logue takes up the position of secretary with Catherine Bonner as assistant secretary. Kevin Boyle (Yank) and Paul Mc Fadden were elected as Southern Minor Board Delegates.8 motions were discussed and voted upon. We wish all those elected all the very best in the coming year in the task of organising and planning activity for all under-age groups. The committee deserve and need the full support of all members in what promises to be a very active and progressive 2016.The senior board will hold it’s AGM this Sunday (29th Nov) in the clubhouse at 7pm. The agenda and reports will be sent by email on Tuesday evening. In the event that you do not use email and would like a copy in advance of the AGM, please text 087 9610934. This is an important meeting and we ask all members to join us as we plan for the year ahead.The 2016 and first ever Naomh Muire Calendar is available in all local shops at a reasonable price of €10. This is a brilliant item for every house in the community but more so for our community outside the area in other parts of Ireland and all over the world. Each month is filled with various club photos and the calendar looks great. Congratulations to our very own Jack O’ Brien who has been called into Rory Gallagher’s Donegal panel for the upcoming 2016 campaign. Ádh mór ort a Jack.GAA NEWS: GARY BOYLE APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF NAOMH MUIRE MINOR BOARD was last modified: November 24th, 2015 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:GAASportlast_img read more

YOUNG DONEGAL WOMAN IS HOPING TO BE IRELAND’S MODEL NEXT DOOR

first_imgA young Donegal woman is hoping to come out on top in one of Ireland’s top modelling competitions.Eva looks stunning.Eva Ni Dhoibhlinn is in the final of Ireland’s Model Next Door which takes place in Dublin this weekend.She has been chosen from hundreds of entries and is down to just twelve remaining contestants. The winner will be announced this Saturday at Dublin’s Wright Venue.Eva is Ireland’s Model Next Door’s very own musical maestro and aspiring actress.The Donegal woman has toured nationally and internationally with the trad band An Crann Og and can play more instruments than Mary Poppins could squeeze into her bottomless bag!Having spent her school-going days on stage, the happy-go-lucky 18-year-old is in her element in front of an audience. Eva’s cheerful bounce has kept her contestants in step as she sets her sights on a golden acting career.But of course, she has a back-up plan – she’s studying to become a teacher, too.Vote for Eva and help her her modelling career off to a flyer!YOUNG DONEGAL WOMAN IS HOPING TO BE IRELAND’S MODEL NEXT DOOR was last modified: March 26th, 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:donegalIreland’s Model Next Doorlast_img read more