1×1 of Real Madrid: Courtois saves and Varane decides

first_imgKroos (replaced in 71 ’). From less to more, he celebrated his 30th birthday by bringing out a glove by serving Varane 0-2 in a foul. There is no opposite that he sleeps peacefully when the German is heading for a stationary ball play. In the second half he picked up very easily and in defense solved a very dangerous discharge of Jorge Molina in the area. Bale. His match could have been very different if he had just begun by controlling a shipment to Casemiro’s hole. It did not come out and it was done at night in that action and in the encounter. He was noticed in 65 ‘and in the discount, with two hands-on-hand (one in the discount) without success with Soria. He got even before the whistle with a wonderful pass to Valverde that resulted in the 0-3. He took the yellow one from Nyom, who made an ugly entry in the first half.Benzema (replaced in the 80 ’). He has learned to stand out even in his flattest days. No balls arrived and he struggled asking for it and holding it in three quarters of field. He almost got the reward in 42 ’, with a clearing and a maneuver of pure 9 that stopped Soria.Isco (changed in 71 ’). He lost incidence, but started very brave, wanting to receive at all times even though he swam among sharks. A work more physical than anything else yours.They also played …Fede Valverde (came out in 71 ’). He put the interest and attention necessary so that the team, which had missed him, did not disconnect. He galloped and assisted Modric in the final kickback.Vinicius (came out in 71 ’). It contributed, although in smaller doses by the dynamics of the shock, its characteristic verticality. Failed face to face with Soria in 89 ’. He also watched his back because the Getafe did not give up.Jovic (came out in the 80’s). According to the floor, the grass practically saw yellow. He then leaked a pass to Bale, who lost again with Soria only in the area. Courtois He wants what was his in his time of rojiblanco, the Zamora, and with performances like that of the Coliseum he will have it in his hand. At the break he left with three paradones, to Arambarri (Varane brushed before, for greater merit), to Fajr and Cabrera. Accumulate three doors to zero in a row in the League, including the Camp Nou, and eight in 15 appearances in the competition, more than 50% …Carvajal Cucurella very well reduced, bad customer always. From the center of the field he tried to help with support, without breaking in depth.Varane He started something scattered with his feet, but he always corrected himself with his speed. Very good positioning to clear the constant aerial balls of the Getafe. Author of the first two white goals: in the first, helped by a misplaced Soria at the start; and in the second, from powerful header to Kroos precise pass. He has three goals in LaLiga after the one he did to Espanyol.Militao It was not an easy afternoon, quite the opposite, for the slow adaptation process that Zidane has arranged for him. However, he solved it well, emerging gracefully from one of those parties that give trade. He taught ball mastery with a long displacement that put Bale in a frank situation for the 0-3.Mendy Go up and down like a locomotive, lane up-lane down. Very hard in the melee, fast to the cut and decisive in the pass that originated the first goal. He drew attention, or perhaps not so much, to give it with the right.Modric Key with your superior technique to withstand the suffocating pressure of Getafe, a team that runs as if angry with the opponent. He pushed one against the net in one last breath.Casemiro His first detail was a successful pass to Bale that nevertheless ended in nothing. Then he put on his work overall and enjoyed what he likes best: the brega. This day, because of the intensity of the Bordalás boys, bore his last name. In 63 ’he shot Molina at the edge of the small area.last_img read more

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Past the finishing post

first_imgPast the finishing postCaymanas Park Results forApril 30, 2016Track Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACESARDINE SWEEPSTAKE1. PARTY CITY SEllis 55.02. LEILANI JInnis3 50.0 1 1/4:L3. DEMOLITION BOY ARobles 54.0 1/2L*4. IAMALLABOUTTHEBEST BebHarvey3 52.0 HeadWIN: $405.00PLACE: $109.00, $104.00, $87.00Final Time : 1:02.1 Splits : 23.2, 47.3Winner : 4yo b filly – BURNING MARQUE – HEAR ME CLEARLYTrainer : PHILLIP ELLIOTT Owner : PHILLIP ELLIOTTBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQu: $801.00 Ex: $1,285.00Superfecta : $4,604.00Race 2 1600 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)MACKEREL1. PERSIAN BELLE SEllis 55.0*2. LEGENDARY PLEASURE LSteadman2 55.0 1/2L3. BATIDOR DE MUNDO AChatrie 54.0 9L4. ABOVE THE RADAR HPottinger3 51.0 3 1/4LDNF #6 WATER WAVE DDawkins3 49.0 8/1WIN: $114.00PLACE: $51.00, $51.00, $55.00Final Time : 1:44.1 Splits : 24.4, 48.2, 1:13.2,Winner : 6yo b horse – TRADITIONAL – EMERALD BELLETrainer : ANDERSON,MARLON C Owner : DIAMONDSBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $183.00 Exacta: $510.00D/E: $577.00Trifecta: $129.00Race 3 1400 M (Purse $845,000) 3-Y-O & UP OPEN ALLOWANCEJUS QUENCH FLAVORED WATER1. DWAYNE STAR WHenry 50.5 5/1 318.002. CAMPESINO BebHarvey3 54.0 *1/5 2 3/43. SHINING LIGHT JInnis3 47.5 5/1 3/44. BRAWN RMcNaughton 51.5 4/1 3 1/4Final Time : 1:26.0 Splits : 23.2, 46.3, 1:11.4,Winner : 4yo b colt – STORM CRAFT – AKIODATrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : RISING STARBred by DION JACKSONQu: $167.00 Ex: $627.00D/E: $1,500.00Trifecta: $4,600.00Rolling Triple: $6,701.00Race 4 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)CORNED BEEF1. SHINE HPottinger3 53.02. COMPUTERIZE OWalker 54.0 Neck3. STORMING WHenry 52.0 1 1/2L4. SIR BUDGET RLahoe 53.0 4 1/2LWIN: $258.00PLACE: $84.00, $133.00, $129.00Final Time : 1:28.0 Splits : 23.3, 46.3, 1:13.0,Winner : 4yo colt – DEPUTY GLITTERS – SHE’S SO LOVELYTrainer : GRESFORD SMITH Owner : MICHAEL HUE & LOUIS CHIN & FITZGERALD ROBERTSBred by BRIAN,KIRK & LOUIS CHINQu: $1,864.00 Ex: $4,008.00D/E: $2,500.00Superfecta: $14,139.00Rolling Triple: $11,376.00Race 5 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)-FILLIES & MARESVIENNA1. WINESHA BebHarvey3 52.0 5/1*2. SOUND OF MIRACLE JErwin 55.0 3 1/2L3. TIMEFORACAT JPatterson3 48.5 6 1/2L4. VERONICA B DRobinson 53.5 3 1/2L5. LARUSA KParchment4 53.0 1 1/2LLate scratch : #10 MONEYNEVERSLEEPWIN: $345.00PLACE: $202.00, $70.00, $130.00Final Time : 1:16.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.1Winner : 6yo ch mare – STORM CRAFT – POSITIVE VIBESTrainer : RYAN DARBY Owner : NADONBred by RAPHAEL E. GORDONQu: $507.00 Ex: $969.00D/E: $2,900.00Trifecta: $1,862.00Hi-5 : $25,404.00Rolling Triple: $86,784.00RICOCHET CUPRace 6 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. ZEPHYR JInnis3 50.02. VELOCIDAD LSteadman2 54.0 1 3/4L3. OCEAN SEEKER AGray4 51.5 2 1/2L4. CROWN PRINCESS JErwin 55.0 2L5. FORMAL JUSTICE AndrePowell4 51.5 2 1/4L6. ASHLEY CALL NBerger4 49.0 4LLate scratch : #5 RUNAWAY GALWIN: $132.00PLACE: $64.00, $87.00, $64.00Final Time: 1:02.0 Splits: 23.3, 47.3Winner : 3yo ch filly – NASHEET – RUSHING FORCETrainer : WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner : V.M.W.Bred by DACOSTA FARMS LIMITEDQu: $600.00 Exacta: $740.00D/E: $1,162.00Trifecta: $829.00Hit-6: $50,827.00Rolling Triple: $13,350.00Super-6: $849,426.50Race 7 1200 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)-F&MKETCHUP*1. PROLIFIC PRINCESS OWalker 53.02. SWEET DIMENSION RLahoe 52.0 4L3. KIMBERLY GOLD OEdwards3 50.0 2 1/4L4. ANGEL STAR AndrePowell4 51.5 3 1/2LWIN: $79.00PLACE: $59.00, $64.00, $79.00Final Time : 1:15.1 Splits: 23.1, 47.3Winner : 4yo ch filly – LEGAL PROCESS – NUTTIN BUT REDTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by CHERYL & KRISTI MARSHQu: $163.00 Ex: $221.00D/E: $224.00Superfecta : $876.00Rolling Triple: $2,409.00Race 8 1500 M (Purse $590,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($450,0-$400,0)/NB5YO(NW4)WESTERN UNION*1. ITALIANO OWalker 57.02. UNBREAKABLE AChatrie 57.0 3L3. FLYING MIRACLE DDawkins3 51.0 1/2L4. STAR NEW VISTA AndrePowell4 51.0 1LWIN: $110.00PLACE: $77.00, $159.00, $166.00Final Time : 1:34.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.2, 1:12.2,Winner : 7yo horse – HE’STHEREALTHING – PIK A TRIXTrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner : O’SHAUN CONNECTIONBred by OWEN & SOLOMON SHARPENOTE: HORSE #10 MIND SET CAME 5TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 8TH.Qu: $829.00 Ex: $896.00D/E: $98.00Superfecta: $9,684.00Rolling Triple: $398.00Pick-4: $3,280.00Race 9 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.IITHE J.V.M. ASSOCIATION WORLD VET DAY 2016 TROPHY*1. LORD EQUUS OMullings 51.52. BLUE MOON JInnis3 47.5 Nose3. POISON GAS HPottinger3 51.0 1 3/4L4. CLASSY AVIATOR WHenry 50.5 2 1/4L5. MISS MYRTLE NBerger4 46.0 NoseWIN: $76.00PLACE: $68.00, $133.00, $162.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 22.4, 47.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – IMAGE MAKER – DANCINWITHTHESTARSTrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : SUPERKIDS RACING STABLESBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,301.00 Ex: $1,446.00D/E: $195.00Trifecta: $5,317.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $125,759.40Rolling Triple: $216.00PlacePot 8: $5,609.00RICOCHET CUPRace 10 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT-FILLIES (DIV.II)*1. LOTTERY TICKET OWalker 53.0 1/1 107.00 66.002. HONEY DARLIN OMullings 53.0 2/1 1 1/2 73.003. DUTCHESS URIEL SEllis 53.0 5/1 Neck 113.004. PATCH RWilson 53.0 4/1 3 1/45. FRANCIA’S PRIDE RHalledeen 53.0 8/1 1 3/4WIN: $107.00PLACE: $66.00, $73.00, $113.00Final Time : 1:01.3 Splits : 23.3, 47.3, ,Winner : 3yo b filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – JUST A FLUTTERTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by PETER STEWARTQuinella : (2,9) $110.00 Exacta : (9-2) $291.00D/E : (5-9) $169.00Trifecta : (9-2-3) $325.00Hi-5 : (9-2-3-4-13) $2,039.00Rolling Triple : (7-5-9) $474.00THE 77TH RUNNING OF THE JAMAICA OAKS (GR.IR)Race 11 2000 M (Purse $3,000,000) NB3-Y-O FUTURITY-FILLIES(FOR THE HILMA M. VEIRA TROPHY)1. A THOUSAND STARS RHalledeen 57.0*2. NUCLEAR AFFAIR SEllis 57.0 Neck3. GLYDER CBudhai 57.0 55/1 1 3/4L4. SORRENTINO’S STAR DGordon 57.0 NeckWIN: $281.00PLACE: $65.00, $54.00, $147.00Final Time : 2:12.0 Splits : 24.4, 51.0, 1:16.0, 1:42.3Winner : 3yo b filly – STORM CRAFT – HEART OF GOLDTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A DACOSTABred by ELIZABETH DACOSTAQu: $161.00 Ex: $1,592.00D/E: $1,734.00Superfecta: $11,996.00Rolling Triple: $2,821.00Race 12 1200 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCELISHOUS SUPER STAKE1. DREAMCOMETRUE OEdwards3 50.02. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JPatterson3 48.5 Neck3. MISS JUANITA DDawkins3 48.0 60/1 1 3/4L4. GOLDEN BULLET OWhite 50.0 1 1/4L5. KOBALT WHenry 50.0 1 1/4LWIN: $298.00PLACE: 152.00, $264.00, $729.00Final Time : 1:13.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.4, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – DEPUTY GLITTERS SPACEDOUTTrainer : STEVEN TODD Owner: PATRICK MCKENZIEBred by EDISON CHAIQu: $3,837.00 Exacta: $7,250.00D/E : $4,501.00Trifecta: $33,853.00Hi-5 Carry-over : $143,585.00Rolling Triple: $14,942.00Pick-4: $27,980.00Super-6: $113,695.80Pick-9: $6,510,579.50last_img read more

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Southampton 6-1 Aston Villa: Sadio Mane scores fastest ever Premier League hat-trick in huge victory

first_img1 Sadio Mane in action for Southampton Sadio Mane scored a hat-trick in under three minutes as Southampton stunned Aston Villa 6-1 at St Mary’s.The Villans knew they could secure their Premier League future with a win on the South Coast – but were blitzed by the Sengalese star’s first half strikes.Mane scored efforts on 13, 14 and 16 minutes to all but end the match in the first stages of the game.Shane Long got in on the act ten minutes later, when he scored the first of his brace, and made the score 5-0 after 38 minutes.Christian Benteke gave Villa some hope when he scored just before the half-time break, to make the score 5-1 at the break.The second half didn’t go any better for the visitors when Graziano Pelle extended the Saints’ lead with a fine strike.Aston Villa will have to wait on the results of other games today to find out whether their clash against Burnley next weekend will have any bearing on their relegation fight.last_img read more

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Man City rumours: Kroos to sign for £37m? Fight with United for £45m Stones?

first_imgPep Guardiola will officially start work as Manchester City manager on July 1.But the Spaniard has already given the City board a list of transfer targets and work is well underway to strengthen the squad ahead of his arrival in England.A deal for Ilkay Gundogan was done last month and the Germany star is set to be followed to the Etihad Stadium by numerous others.According to Sunday’s newspapers, Guardiola wants to strengthen his squad considerably and is targeting up to six summer signings.See some of the names City are being linked with by clicking through our gallery above. 5 5 5 John Stones: City to win race for the Everton youngster? – Stones is set for a £45m move away from Everton this summer despite Ronald Koeman’s appointment as manager and, according to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester City are ready to do battle with Manchester United for the young England defender’s signature. 5 Leroy Sane: Starlet to join Guardiola at City? Click right for more Man City gossip… – Another German is also on Guardiola’s radar, with leading newspaper Bild claiming Leroy Sane will have showdown talks with Schalke over his future this week. Guardiola is thought to be keen on the 20-year-old forward and there have been reports this week that a £40million deal for Sane could be imminent. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Prolific striker set to disappoint City? Click right for more Man City gossip… – Bild also claims City are prepared to pay up to £55m to sign Borussia Dortmund’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. But that is unlikely to see City get their man, with the report claiming the Bundesliga side are determined to keep hold of the Gabon hotshot. Dortmund have already lost Gundogan to City and Mats Hummels to Bayern Munich and do not want to sell another key man. Nolito: Spain star to join fellow countryman Guardiola? Click right for more Man City gossip… – But Manchester City could have more luck with another reported target, Nolito. The Spain forward has a £14m buy-out clause in his Celta Vigo contract and, according to the Mail on Sunday, Guardiola and City chief Txiki Begiristain are determined to do everything they can to land the 29-year-old. Guardiola wants Nolito as part of a formidable looking front three alongside David Silva and Sergio Aguero. 5 Toni Kroos: Is Euro 2016 star Premier League-bound? Click right for more Man City gossip… – According to the Sunday Express, Manchester City want Toni Kroos to follow Germany teammate Ilkay Gundogan to the club. Kroos has been one of the players of Euro 2016 far and new City manager Guardiola hopes to land the talented playmaker in a £37million deal as soon as the tournament has ended. Real Madrid are said to want Paul Pogba and his signing could prompt them to do a deal for Kroos. last_img read more

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Iran president lashes out at U.S., Europe

first_imgTEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s hard-line president on Saturday accused the United States and Europe of being “hostages of Zionism” and said they should pay a heavy price for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that have triggered worldwide protests. Denmark – where the drawings were first published four months ago – warned Danes to leave Indonesia, saying they faced a “significant and imminent danger” from an extremist group and announced it had withdrawn embassy staff from Jakarta, Iran and Syria. Yemen announced that three chief editors of privately owned Yemeni papers will stand trial for printing the Danish cartoons and their publishing licenses suspended. Information Ministry officials said the editors are charged with offending the prophet of Islam and violating religions. Earlier this month, two Jordanian editors were put on trial for reprinting the Danish caricatures of Muhammad. “Now in the West insulting the prophet is allowed, but questioning the Holocaust is considered a crime,” he said. “We ask, why do you insult the prophet? The response is that it is a matter of freedom, while in fact they (who insult the founder of Islam) are hostages of the Zionists. And the people of the U.S. and Europe should pay a heavy price for becoming hostages to Zionists.” The drawings – including one that depicts the prophet with a turban shaped like a bomb with a burning fuse – were first published in September and recently reprinted in other European publications that said it was an issue of freedom of speech. Islam widely holds that representations of the prophet are banned for fear they could lead to idolatry. Iran, a predominantly Shiite Muslim country, has seized on the caricatures as a means of rallying its people behind a government that is increasingly under fire from the West over its nuclear program. Shiite Muslims do not ban representations of the prophet and some in Iran’s provincial towns and villages even carry drawings said to be of Muhammad. But Tehran said the newspaper caricatures were insulting to all Muslims. Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik said on behalf of the European Union that Ahmadinejad’s remarks should not be silently accepted. “These remarks stand in complete contradiction to the efforts of numerous political and religious leaders who after the events of the past few days are campaigning for a dialogue between cultures that is marked by mutual respect,” Plassnik said. Plassnik was referring to appeals for calm made in recent days by Arab governments, Muslim clerics and newspaper columnists who fear the sometimes deadly violence has only increased anti-Islamic sentiment in the West. Norway’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia apologized on Saturday for the “offense” caused when a Norwegian newspaper published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Denmark, which has been stunned by the wave of protests over the caricatures that first appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September, urged its citizens on Saturday to leave Indonesia as soon as possible, saying they were facing “a significant and imminent danger” from an unnamed extremist group. The warning came hours after the ministry said it withdrew Danish staff from Indonesia, Iran and Syria. The Danish ambassador to Lebanon left last week after the embassy building in Beirut was burned by protesters. Jyllands-Posten has apologized for offending Muslims but stood by its decision to print the drawings, citing freedom of speech. The newspaper’s culture editor, Flemming Rose, who was in charge of the drawings, went on indefinite leave Thursday, but many Muslims said that would do little to quell the uproar. The paper has denied that Rose was ordered to go. “He was not forced out,” the paper’s spokesman Tage Clausen told The Associated Press in Copenhagen. “He’s on vacation, that’s all.” 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Saudi Arabia’s top cleric said in a Friday sermon that those responsible for the drawings should be put on trial and punished. Muslims in several European and Asian countries, meanwhile, kept up their protests, with thousands taking to the streets in London’s biggest demonstration over the issue so far. Last week, demonstrators in tightly controlled Iran attacked the Danish, French and Austrian embassies with stones and firebombs and hit the British mission with rocks. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is at odds with much of the international community over Iran’s disputed nuclear program, launched an anti-Israeli campaign last fall when he said the Holocaust was a “myth” and that Israeli should be “wiped off the map.” In a speech marking the 27th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on Saturday, Ahmadinejad linked his public rage with Israel and the cartoons satirizing Islam’s most revered figure. last_img read more

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Covina 61, Ganesha 0

first_img Senior Monti Sutton scored both of the early touchdowns. Sutton returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a score. Then, after Ganesha fumbled the ensuing touchdown and Covina recovered, Sutton scored on the next play when he caught a 15-yard pass from junior quarterback Michael McDonough. McDonough had a marvelous game, accounting for four touchdowns two passing and two rushing. COVINA — Covina High School opened Valle Vista League play in a big way Friday night, scoring two touchdowns in the first minute and blanking Ganesha. Covina improved its overall record to 5-1, and Ganesha dropped to 0-5. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Colts senior running back Art Combest also enjoyed a big night, rushing for 73 yards and two touchdowns on only four carries. The Covina defense shut down Ganesha, allowing only 37 yards of offense. Ganesha ran the ball nearly every play and the Colts defense did not bend. Mike Baca last_img read more

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ARRESTED DONEGAL MAN INSISTS: ‘I DIDN’T ABDUCT AND KILL MARY BOYLE’

first_imgMary BoyleA convicted sex offender who was arrested in connection with the disappearance of six-year-old Mary Boyle in Co Donegal more than 37 years ago has insisted: “I didn’t kill her.” Brian McMahon, 65, and who is from Ballyshannon, spoke out after being released from prison after serving a two year sentence for 35 sex attacks on two young brothers.Mary went missing from her grandparents’ home in Cashelard on March 18, 1977. She has not been seen since she she followed her uncle across the fields near the house.McMahon was arrested in prison last month and questioned by Gardaí investigating Mary’s disappearance.“I don’t know whether it was kidnapping, the killing or whatever they had in mind but I can assure you, I had nothing to do with Mary Boyle’s disappearance,” he said.McMahon who lived in the Ballyhsannon area at the time of Mary’s disappearance, insisted he was not involved and claimed he now fears for his life. In 2012 he was convicted of sexually abusing a young boy in County Donegal in the 1960s and 70s.McMahon had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 35 charges of indecent assault of the boy between 1966 and June 1974 at two locations in Ballyshannon. He was convicted by a jury of 31 of the charges two years ago.McMahon was also convicted to one charge of indecently assaulting the boy’s younger brother, between September 1973 and September 1974, also in Ballyshannon. The victim was aged 13 at the time.Both men have given permission to reporters to name McMahon.Garda Gerard Mullane told Caroline Biggs SC, prosecuting, that the victims were also subjected to physical abuse by McMahon, particularly the older brother, who, he said “got the brunt of the physical assaults”. Some of the abuse took place in a cow shed or in fields.In his victim impact statement, the older brother told the court he did not have any recollection of happy childhood moments, due to the physical and sexual abuse during what he described as “the most vulnerable” part of his life.He said at the time he “didn’t have the vocabulary” to describe what was inflicted on him. In an effort to cope throughout his life, he immersed himself in his work and worked hours “far in excess” of the working week.“I have no self-confidence,” he said, adding that he has difficulty trusting and confiding in others. He has endured nightmares since the trial. “I have lost my childhood forever,” he said.His younger brother, in his victim impact statement, said he has endured an “emotional, painful path” due to the “violence, intimidation, terror and completely irrational behaviour” of McMahon.He said the incident meant the creation of an environment of “secrecy” and he built up a “shell of protection” in an effort to cope.ARRESTED DONEGAL MAN INSISTS: ‘I DIDN’T ABDUCT AND KILL MARY BOYLE’ was last modified: November 9th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:abductionBallyshannonBrian McMahonMARY BOYLEmissingmurderlast_img read more

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Redwood Rollers prepare for final season bouts

first_imgEUREKA >> The orange gloss of the Eureka Municipal Auditorium’s hardwood was wrought with clean streaks of skates outlining the shade of an oval track. The sound reverberated throughout the aged stone walls, the iron bars on the balcony ledge all the way to the nosebleeds seats in the back.It was a chance for dozens to scrape flesh and bleed sweat as they bucked up for a long road trip to Santa Rosa for the Rollers’ final bout of the season. “This season was different,” Humboldt Roller Derby …last_img

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Warriors’ new 2019-20 ‘San Francisco’ jersey may have leaked on NBA 2K20

first_imgThe roster’s set. The schedule’s out. It’s been a little over two months since the Warriors played a game, and fans are champing at the bit for more.So what jerseys will Steph, D-Lo and the crew be rocking when they take the Chase Center for preseason games starting in just a few weeks?French NBA uniform fanatic Etienne Catalan did some 2K sleuthing and may have found the Warriors’ throwback alternate jersey for 2019-20.2K leaked the new #Warriors Classic uniform – which clearly looks …last_img

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Full text: Barack Obama’s speech at the Nelson Mandela memorial

first_img“Nothing he achieved was inevitable,” US President Barack Obama said of Nelson Mandela. “In the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history … He tells us what’s possible not just in the pages of dusty history books, but in our own lives.”(Image: The White House)To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of state and government, past and present; distinguished guests – it is a singular honour to be with you today, to celebrate a life unlike any other. To the people of South Africa – people of every race and walk of life – the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph. Your dignity and hope found expression in his life, and your freedom, your democracy is his cherished legacy.It is hard to eulogize any man – to capture in words not just the facts and the dates that make a life, but the essential truth of a person – their private joys and sorrows; the quiet moments and unique qualities that illuminate someone’s soul. How much harder to do so for a giant of history, who moved a nation toward justice, and in the process moved billions around the world.Born during World War I, far from the corridors of power, a boy raised herding cattle and tutored by elders of his Thembu tribe – Madiba would emerge as the last great liberator of the 20th century. Like Gandhi, he would lead a resistance movement – a movement that at its start held little prospect of success.Watch Obama’s speech: READ MORE • Mandela on Media Club South Africa • Nelson Mandela: the world mourns • Nelson Mandela – a timeline  • Barack Obama’s tribute to Mandela  • Watch: World reacts to Mandela’s death • Infographic: Mandela family tree • Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom • The women in Madiba’s life • Tutu leads memorial at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory • High-res photos: In 2010, Nelson Mandela wishes World Cup good luck to Bafana BafanaLike King, he would give potent voice to the claims of the oppressed, and the moral necessity of racial justice. He would endure a brutal imprisonment that began in the time of Kennedy and Khrushchev, and reached the final days of the Cold War. Emerging from prison, without force of arms, he would – like Lincoln – hold his country together when it threatened to break apart. Like America’s founding fathers, he would erect a constitutional order to preserve freedom for future generations – a commitment to democracy and rule of law ratified not only by his election, but by his willingness to step down from power.Given the sweep of his life, and the adoration that he so rightly earned, it is tempting then to remember Nelson Mandela as an icon, smiling and serene, detached from the tawdry affairs of lesser men. But Madiba himself strongly resisted such a lifeless portrait. Instead, he insisted on sharing with us his doubts and fears; his miscalculations along with his victories. “I’m not a saint,” he said, “unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”It was precisely because he could admit to imperfection – because he could be so full of good humour, even mischief, despite the heavy burdens he carried – that we loved him so. He was not a bust made of marble; he was a man of flesh and blood – a son and husband, a father and a friend. That is why we learned so much from him; that is why we can learn from him still. For nothing he achieved was inevitable. In the arc of his life, we see a man who earned his place in history through struggle and shrewdness; persistence and faith. He tells us what’s possible not just in the pages of dusty history books, but in our own lives as well.Mandela showed us the power of action; of taking risks on behalf of our ideals. Perhaps Madiba was right that he inherited, “a proud rebelliousness, a stubborn sense of fairness” from his father. Certainly he shared with millions of black and coloured South Africans the anger born of, “a thousand slights, a thousand indignities, a thousand unremembered moments…a desire to fight the system that imprisoned my people.”But like other early giants of the ANC – the Sisulus and Tambos – Madiba disciplined his anger; and channelled his desire to fight into organization, and platforms, and strategies for action, so men and women could stand-up for their dignity. Moreover, he accepted the consequences of his actions, knowing that standing up to powerful interests and injustice carries a price. “I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination,” he said at his 1964 trial. “I’ve cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”Mandela taught us the power of action, but also ideas; the importance of reason and arguments; the need to study not only those you agree with, but those who you don’t. He understood that ideas cannot be contained by prison walls, or extinguished by a sniper’s bullet. He turned his trial into an indictment of apartheid because of his eloquence and passion, but also his training as an advocate. He used decades in prison to sharpen his arguments, but also to spread his thirst for knowledge to others in the movement. And he learned the language and customs of his oppressor so that one day he might better convey to them how their own freedom depended upon his.Mandela demonstrated that action and ideas are not enough; no matter how right, they must be chiselled into laws and institutions. He was practical, testing his beliefs against the hard surface of circumstance and history. On core principles he was unyielding, which is why he could rebuff offers of conditional release, reminding the Apartheid regime that, “prisoners cannot enter into contracts.” But as he showed in painstaking negotiations to transfer power and draft new laws, he was not afraid to compromise for the sake of a larger goal. And because he was not only a leader of a movement, but a skilful politician, the Constitution that emerged was worthy of this multiracial democracy; true to his vision of laws that protect minority as well as majority rights, and the precious freedoms of every South African.Finally, Mandela understood the ties that bind the human spirit. There is a word in South Africa – Ubuntu – that describes his greatest gift: his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others, and caring for those around us. We can never know how much of this was innate in him, or how much of was shaped and burnished in a dark, solitary cell. But we remember the gestures, large and small – introducing his jailors as honoured guests at his inauguration; taking the pitch in a Springbok uniform; turning his family’s heartbreak into a call to confront HIV/AIDS – that revealed the depth of his empathy and understanding. He not only embodied Ubuntu; he taught millions to find that truth within themselves. It took a man like Madiba to free not just the prisoner, but the jailor as well; to show that you must trust others so that they may trust you; to teach that reconciliation is not a matter of ignoring a cruel past, but a means of confronting it with inclusion, generosity and truth. He changed laws, but also hearts.For the people of South Africa, for those he inspired around the globe – Madiba’s passing is rightly a time of mourning, and a time to celebrate his heroic life. But I believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for self-reflection. With honesty, regardless of our station or circumstance, we must ask: how well have I applied his lessons in my own life?It is a question I ask myself – as a man and as a President. We know that like South Africa, the United States had to overcome centuries of racial subjugation. As was true here, it took the sacrifice of countless people – known and unknown – to see the dawn of a new day. Michelle and I are the beneficiaries of that struggle. But in America and South Africa, and countries around the globe, we cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not done. The struggles that follow the victory of formal equality and universal franchise may not be as filled with drama and moral clarity as those that came before, but they are no less important. For around the world today, we still see children suffering from hunger, and disease; run-down schools, and few prospects for the future. Around the world today, men and women are still imprisoned for their political beliefs; and are still persecuted for what they look like, or how they worship, or who they love.We, too, must act on behalf of justice. We, too, must act on behalf of peace. There are too many of us who happily embrace Madiba’s legacy of racial reconciliation, but passionately resist even modest reforms that would challenge chronic poverty and growing inequality. There are too many leaders who claim solidarity with Madiba’s struggle for freedom, but do not tolerate dissent from their own people. And there are too many of us who stand on the sidelines, comfortable in complacency or cynicism when our voices must be heard.The questions we face today – how to promote equality and justice; to uphold freedom and human rights; to end conflict and sectarian war – do not have easy answers. But there were no easy answers in front of that child in Qunu. Nelson Mandela reminds us that it always seems impossible until it is done. South Africa shows us that is true. South Africa shows us we can change. We can choose to live in a world defined not by our differences, but by our common hopes. We can choose a world defined not by conflict, but by peace and justice and opportunity.We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. But let me say to the young people of Africa, and young people around the world – you can make his life’s work your own. Over thirty years ago, while still a student, I learned of Mandela and the struggles in this land. It stirred something in me. It woke me up to my responsibilities – to others, and to myself – and set me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. And while I will always fall short of Madiba’s example, he makes me want to be better. He speaks to what is best inside us. After this great liberator is laid to rest; when we have returned to our cities and villages, and rejoined our daily routines, let us search then for his strength – for his largeness of spirit – somewhere inside ourselves. And when the night grows dark, when injustice weighs heavy on our hearts, or our best laid plans seem beyond our reach – think of Madiba, and the words that brought him comfort within the four walls of a cell:It matters not how strait the gate,How charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate:I am the captain of my soul.What a great soul it was. We will miss him deeply. May God bless the memory of Nelson Mandela. May God bless the people of South Africa.last_img read more

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