Barcelona topple Tottenham on penalties

first_imgBut Arthur, Barcelona’s 40 million euro signing from Brazilian side Gremio, caught the eye with a lovely first-half finish, to add to Munir’s opener for the Catalans.Spurs had struggled to exert themselves in the opening 45 minutes, but after Barcelona made a raft of changes at the interval, Mauricio Pochettino’s men levelled proceedings with two goals in as many minutes. Son Heung-min and Georges-Kevin N’koudou both pounced on the rebound to profit from suspect defending.Barcelona won the penalty shoot-out which followed, with new 41 million euro signing Malcom converting the decisive spot-kick.The early dominance of Ernesto Valverde’s side paid off with a 15th minute opener after a devastatingly simple approach ripped the Spurs’ defence apart.Andre Gomes delivered an inswinging cross from the left, Rafinha escaped at the far post and headed the ball back into the six-yard box, where Munir cushioned it into the net from point-blank range.A second arrived courtesy of a sublime strike from Arthur. Rafinha laid the ball back to the midfielder on the edge of the area and he effortlessly swept it into the far top corner beyond the helpless Gazzaniga.Christian Eriksen produced Tottenham’s first meaningful effort in the 32nd minute, with a free-kick from 25 yards that was pushed away to his left by Jasper Cillessen.The woodwork denied Eriksen from another set piece six minutes after the restart, when his right-footed free-kick bounced awkwardly for Cillessen and crashed back off the outside of the post.Malcom was a whisker away from marking his first Barcelona appearance with a 65th minute goal when he took on right-back Serge Aurier and fired in a low shot towards the near post which was smartly diverted behind by Michel Vorm.Spurs’ comeback began in the 72nd minute after the Barcelona defence failed to deal with Ben Davies’ left wing cross. Eriksen saw his shot blocked, but Son latched onto the rebound to divert a shot into the unguarded net.A leveller arrived two minutes later after Barcelona again struggled with a low cross, this time from the right. Eriksen’s shot was cleared off the line, but academy product N’koudou pounced with a volley from inside the six-yard box.In the subsequent penalty shoot-out, Anthony Georgiou missed for Spurs, with Barcelona converting all five of their spot-kicks.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tottenham Hotspur’s Georges-Kevin N’Koudou scores a second half equalizer during the International Champions Cup friendly with Barcelona forcing the game into a penalty shootout which Barcelona won 5-3 © AFP / Frederic J. BROWNPASADENA, United States, Jul 29 – Summer signing Arthur marked his Barcelona bow with a mouthwatering goal, as the La Liga champions beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in Pasadena, California.Both sides were without their big names for the International Champions Cup clash, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris all still recovering from their exertions at the World Cup.last_img read more

Vacancy: Leading manufacturing company seeks office administrator

first_imgOur client, a leading manufacturing company, is seeking to recruit a Full-Time Office Administrator for their busy premises in Buncrana, Co. Donegal.Job DetailsJob Title: Office AdministratorContract Type: Full-time/PermanentLocation: Buncrana, Co. Donegal Main Duties include: Inputting and processing data accurately Ensuring data is filed and recordedAnswering the telephone & message takingDealing with customer queries in a timely mannerGeneral administrative dutiesEssential CriteriaAt least 1 years’ experience in a similar roleComputer literacy with good knowledge of Microsoft packages (Word, Excel, Outlook)Ability to work effectively in a teamAbility to multi-taskAbility to work under pressureExcellent communication skillsAbility to work under pressureHighly organised, with a high attention to detail and ability work on own initiativeTo apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover letter to or via post to Recruitment Department, HR Team Limited, The Innovation Centre, Bay Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT48 7TG; clearly outlining how you meet the criteria before Friday 25th May 2018 5.00pm.Vacancy: Leading manufacturing company seeks office administrator was last modified: May 11th, 2018 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:AdministratorbuncranaHR TeamofficeVacancylast_img read more


first_imgA new 5 week series of writing workshops will begin on Thursday Sept. 24th. The workshops will be from 7:30-9:30 at Carn Lodge, Ramelton.The workshops will be held in a comfortable, safe environment by Denise Blake, a facilitator who is highly experienced in working with beginners as well as advanced writers of all ages.Author Denise BlakePrevious participants said they felt encouraged and challenged to write creatively, and have continued with their work after the end of their course. The tutor, Denise Blake is a respected and published poet and writer. Denise is also a freelance facilitator in schools and works with groups of all ages. She is registered with Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools Scheme.For further information contact or 087-6486079WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL AUTHOR TO HOST WRITING WORKSHOPS was last modified: September 11th, 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:DENISE BLAKEpoetWorkshoplast_img read more

FBI begins farm dig, but Hoffa still elusive

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Donald Shouse of nearby Highland Township, who has done business on the horse farm for three decades, said the structure was built sometime in the 1970s and was the oldest barn on the site. The search of the Milford Township farm, 30 miles northwest of Detroit, began May 17. Officials have said the search would last a couple of weeks and involve cadaver dogs, demolition experts, archaeologists and anthropologists. FBI spokeswoman Dawn Clenney said Wednesday night that the search had turned up nothing significant. No trace of Hoffa has ever been found, and no one has ever been charged in his disappearance. A government investigator said last week that Donovan Wells, who lived on the land at the time, gave the FBI the tip that sparked the intense effort to solve the legendary mystery. The investigator is familiar with the current dig and spoke on condition of anonymity because some of his information came from records that have been ordered sealed by a federal judge. MILFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – After tearing apart a barn, FBI agents began digging up the ground where it stood Thursday, taking photos and video and sifting through dirt by hand as they searched for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains at a suburban Detroit farm. After a backhoe dug a hole at the site, FBI agents and crime-scene investigators jumped in to take pictures and comb through the soil. At one point, two dogs were sent into the hole. The 100-by-30-foot barn was torn down Wednesday as the FBI scoured Hidden Dreams Farm, which once was owned by a Hoffa associate and is located not far from where the former Teamsters chief vanished in 1975. Before the dig began Thursday, authorities removed a layer of concrete and asphalt that had been the floor of three rooms inside the building. Hoffa last was seen on a night he was scheduled to have dinner at a restaurant about 20 miles from the farm.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

Serbia vs Switzerland: Preview, team news and radio commentary

first_img Xherdan Shaqiri and Nemanji Matic will be in action 3 Latest World Cup News The Swiss come into this in good form and confidence too, though, having held favourites Brazil to a 1-1 draw with a battling display in their opening game, and will fighting to keep their hopes of reaching the last 16 alive.When is Serbia v Switzerland?The match will take place on Friday, June 22 and will kick off at 7pm UK time.The match will be at the Kaliningrad Stadium, which has a capacity of 35,000. German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit The Kaliningrad Stadium will host Serbia v Switzerland talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. UNITED How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.Who are the key players?Sergej Milinkovic-Savic enjoyed a brilliant World Cup debut last week, so it is easy to forget the midfielder, born in Spain, is still a rookie on the international stage. Comparisons have been made between Milinkovic-Savic and past greats, ranging from Zinedine Zidane to Yaya Toure. His 12 Serie A goals in 2017/18 led all midfielders in the division.Hailed as the brightest star in Swiss football when with Basel, Xherdan Shaqiri remains his country’s most threatening player. Likely to seek a move away from relegated Stoke City this summer, the World Cup is the perfect shop window for the winger to show why he has the likes of Bayern Munich and Inter Milan on his CV.What is the team news?Serbia: Stojkovic, Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, Kolarov, Matic,Milivojevic, Tadic, Milinkovic-Savic, Kostic, Mitrovic.Subs: Rajkovic, Rukavina, Spajic, Zivkovic, Prijovic, Veljkovic, Rodic, Grujic, Radonjic, Jovic, Ljajic, Dmitrovic.Switzerland: Sommer, Lichtsteiner, Schar, Akanji, Rodriguez, Behrami, Xhaka, Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber, Seferovic.Subs: Mvogo, Moubandje, Elvedi, Lang, Embolo, Freuler, Fernandes, Zakaria, Gavranovic, Drmic, Djourou, Burki.What does Group E look like ahead of the match? 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true World Cup 23 Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man ‘THEY FAILED’ 3 Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada Serbia can book their spot in the World Cup knockout stages when they take on Switzerland in Kaliningrad on Friday.A brilliant free-kick from Aleksandar Kolarov got Serbia off to the perfect start in Group E, earning them a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in their opening match. 3last_img read more


first_imgLETTERKENNY woman Amanda McEvilly has thanked DD readers after her missing cat was found safe and well.The animal belonged to one of Amanda’s best friends who passed away recently.But thanks to DD reader Marty Fagan, the cat was found safe and well and returned to Amanda last night. She told us: “Thanks so much to Donegal Daily and to Marty Fagan who responded so quickly. It means so much to me.” MISSING CAT FOUND SAFE AND WELL THANKS TO DONEGAL DAILY READER was last modified: June 24th, 2013 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:MISSING CAT FOUND SAFE AND WELL THANKS TO DONEGAL DAILY READERlast_img read more

Women’s Basketball Edges UNI, 72-67

first_imgStory Links Next Game: PDF Box Score Full Schedule Roster Bradley 2/23/2018 – 7 PM Bulldogs cooled in the third quarter making just 2-of-11 from the floor and 5-of-8 free throws as the Panthers pulled to within two points, 51-49, with four three-pointers. Bachrodt made another three-pointer and Hittner made a layup to push the lead to nine points with 1:54 to play. Down the stretch, UNI twice cut the deficit to five points, but Bachrodt helped end the threat with four free throws to hold on for the win.   Drake (19-7, 14-0 MVC) had three others finish in double-figures as Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) scored 16 points, Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) added 14 points off the bench, including 12 in the second quarter and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) had 12 points, also off the bench. Miller also pulled down five rebounds and handed out four assists. Rose Simon-Ressler and Megan Maahs of UNI (13-12, 9-5 MVC) each scored 16 points and recorded double-doubles. Simon-Ressler had 10 rebounds and pulled down 16 rebounds. The Panthers made 13 three-pointers.center_img With just a three-point lead at the end of the third quarter, Miller, who has scored in double figures in four-straight games, knocked down her only three-pointer of the game 35 seconds in. Later, she converted a three-point play to push the Bulldogs lead back to six points. Bachrodt then made her own clutch three-pointer after one by Simon-Ressler. Simon-Reesler then made another three-pointer to pull back to three points at 60-57 but Becca Jonas (Independence, Mo.) made a layup and Miller made a free throw to extend the advantage back to five. In the opening quarter, UNI raced out to a 12-6 lead behind two threes by Kennedy Kirkpatrick. However, Drake quickly answered with an 11-0 scoring run to go up 17-12. The Panthers answered with five straight to tie the game at 17-all before Hittner beat the buzzer with a three-pointer to give the Bulldogs a 20-17 lead. Hittner led all scorers with 10 points in the quarter. Drake, which would lead by as many 11 in the second quarter, held a 41-33 halftime lead. Dean sparked the Bulldogs in the period with 12 points. Dean helped set her teammates as well with three assists. Drake shot 50 percent from the floor (16-of-32) and 50 percent from behind the three-point line (3-of-6) in the first two quarters. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines The Valley on ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) scored a season-high 20 points for the Drake University women’s basketball team in a 72-67 win at UNI Friday night at the McLeod Center. HTML Box Score Following Friday’s road game, Drake returns to the Knapp Center to host Bradley Feb. 23 in the annual Pink Game presented by Mercy. Tipoff with the Braves is set for 7 p.m.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

QPR ‘lukewarm’ about taking Manchester City striker

first_imgQPR are ‘lukewarm’ about taking Roque Santa Cruz from Manchester City, the Daily Mirror report.The striker, who played under R’s boss Mark Hughes at City and Blackburn, has touted himself for a possible move to Loftus Road.Hughes was offered Santa Cruz.But with an apparent lack of interest in him, Santa Cruz is now said to be hoping the likes of Wigan, Bolton and Blackburn pick him up.He is quoted as saying: “A north-west club would be ideal. I don’t want to keep moving my kids back and forth.”Chelsea target Hulk was watched by Tottenham scouts when he played for Brazil against Great Britain on Friday, according to the Daily Mail.And the Mirror claim former Chelsea boss Glenn Hoddle is discussing taking part in the television show Dancing on Ice.The Hayes-born 54-year-old would be “a guaranteed ratings winner” according to an ITV source quoted by the paper. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

How to Live Comfortably Off the Grid

first_imgOur expert’s opinionHere are comments from Peter Yost, GBA’s technical director:It’s tough to figure just what to add to Martin’s experience of more than 30 years off the grid. But I did check in with my former colleague from Building Science Corp, Mark Sevier, a top engineer who was with Solar Design Associates until leaving his position there to finish up his own grid-tied zero energy home. Here are Mark’s key points:1. Prep your client for the off-the-grid lifestyle. Martin would be the first to agree here, I am sure. You have to know and manage your loads with great care, or pay the back-up generator “piper.” And, make sure your client has some sense what they are getting into, off-grid living is a different experience than utility grid supported living. You take over the utility company’s responsibilities when you aren’t connected.2. Worry about surface area, not volume. It’s the former that is the real driver for heat loss and air leakage, not the latter. And window square footage loses five to 10 times as much heat as wall/roof area, and costs five to 10 times more, suggesting a conservative approach to their use.3. High performance airtight homes behave fundamentally differently than conventional ones. Stratification is much less of an issue in air-tight, well-insulated structures and closing off rooms won’t benefit as much as you would think unless you insulate and air seal interior walls and floors.4. Locate the wood stove “point-source” centrally. In both the high performance homes Mark has built, a centrally-located wood stove with an open floor plan convectively connected first and second floor spaces. And while we are on wood stoves, they can be quite problematic if not airtight and with dedicated combustion air in really airtight homes.5. Floor plans for passive design. As Mark says, “…bedrooms, bathrooms, TV room, and kitchen on north; living, hallways, stairs, dining, playroom, etc. on south. Essentially the private spaces or those that can’t tolerate glare or need wall space should be north-facing, and public spaces should be south facing, to avoid drawing shades on the passive solar design.”Mark sums up this way:“If I were given a clean sheet of paper, I’d recommend a well insulated enclosure (R-25 to 35), passive solar attributes in proportion to the client’s interest, propane thermocouple controlled centralized air-based back-up heating unit, ‘sealed’ wood stove with ducted air intake, small/right-sized solar hot water array with propane back-up, ‘right-sized’ PV array at ~50-60 degree tilt (to even winter/summer output), and propane back-up generator.“It’s probably a good idea to use PEX piping everywhere (except the solar hot water loop due high temperatures), since it can tolerate freezing (any hydronic loops should have glycol). At some point, Murphy is likely to stop by, no matter how well you think you have things covered–a broken window in a cloudy stretch when they’re on vacation in winter, for example.“I like interestingly complicated integrated mechanical stuff probably more than the next guy, but I’ve come to see that it isn’t for most people, so I agree with Martin’s simple-is-better perspective. Warm air and insulating enclosure, minimal freezable water system.”Peter’s closing note: Mark’s zero energy home near Boston, MA, is a remarkable project, which I sincerely hope will become a GBA Green Homes case study sometime later this year. Making the cookstove do double dutyRobert Riversong suggests that a wood cookstove with a water coil could thermosiphon hot water to a radiant floor in the bathroom, a system that does not rely on electrically driven pumps. But stay away from a stove with a coil in the flue, which interferes with exhaust flow and also increases the formation of creosote.Mr. Greenguy also likes the idea: “One can always run hydronic heat off a wood stove with a liquid heat exchange,” he says. “There is more than enough heat from wood combustion if you can move it where you need and being off-grid, a hybrid system (wood/hydronic) with a small pump is all you need to move heat, and with the addition of a tank, could store a days worth of heat, too.”Lucas Durand, however, isn’t so sure. “Getting some heat for [domestic hot water] is one thing, but a wood stove is not the right appliance for running a hydronic space heating system — unless it’s been especially designed for that purpose.”Which brings us back to theme of simplicity: “If the wood stove is running, you’ve got heat,” Holladay says. “No need to complicate a perfectly good wood stove by trying to connect it with a hydonic heating system with circulators.” UPDATED: 1/3/11 with expert opinions from Mark Sevier and Peter YostChris Koehn will be building a 1,600-sq.-ft. home in British Columbia for owners who want to heat primarily with wood. They envision a wood-burning cookstove and a fireplace, and they’d also like to incorporate some solar capability.Because of its island location, the house will be off the electricity grid.Among their concerns is that some parts of their house, including the bathroom and an upstairs bedroom, may be too far from a heat source to be comfortable. Koehn is considering heating the tile floors in the bathroom, but he’s concerned with how much electricity it would take to run the pumps.There’s also the question of what to use as a source of backup heat to keep the house from freezing in winter, as well as help it meet local building codes. GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE Renewable Energy How to Design an Off-Grid HouseBatteries for Off-Grid HomesQ&A: Which is the right direction?Insulated concrete formsSolar hot water Can he use solar hot water for space heat?Koehn appears to be leaning toward a backup or supplemental heating system in which solar hot water is used for heat. The water would be circulated by pumps running on PV-generated electricity.The idea is appealing, but not without flaws, as Holladay points out.“When it’s cold and cloudy, a hydronic space heating system requires electricity to operate the circulators,” he writes. “This really is a deal-killer — in the middle of winter, when you are cold, where is the electricity coming from? I have friends who built a new off-grid house with a hydronic heating system. They had to run their gasoline-powered generator all winter. The noise drove them nuts and the fuel cost nearly bankrupted them.”And, he adds, there’s a serious chance for a freeze if the house is unoccupied for a weekend. Draining the water lines is a “real pain.”center_img Build a tight, solar-oriented houseIn addition to specific suggestions on how to provide backup heat, a number of contributors recommended a tight, well-insulated building that keeps heating loads low.“Definitely incorporate all the passive solar possible in that locale,” writes Robert Riversong, “with sufficient direct-gain thermal mass for diurnal storage, as that will reduce fuel consumption.”David Meiland, who lives not far from Koehn’s building site, adds this: “You can do quite well here if you have good southern exposure, design for passive solar, build a very well insulated shell, and generally minimize heating and electrical needs. ““Keep the ceilings low; no wide open spaces to waste energy, and doors on every space to close when the room is not needed or when the room is being used and the other side isn’t,” says R from Sooke. “Look at designs from years ago when most houses only had wood heat. There were reasons they did things they way they did. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel; just use it all to your advantage.” “I’m looking for potential solutions from folks who have faced similar challenges,” he says in a Q&A post. The replies are the subject of this week’s Q&A Spotlight. The fine points of wood heatWood heat is a little more complicated than it may seem.For example, Gord Schiller points out, stay away from beach wood. Because of the salt it contains, it will corrode both the stove and the flue, even a stainless steel flue, and it will void the manufacturer’s warranty.Among the other suggestions Schiller makes: Build a good sized wood shed next to the house where one year’s wood can be separated from the next, get a gas-powered wood splitter, make roof access to the flue as easy as possible to make cleaning easier, and make the flue as straight as possible for better efficiency and easier cleaning.Schiller advises buying a high-quality wood stove. “Burn times of the stove and efficiency of the stove will reduce the amount of wood that you burn and therefore the trickle-down effect of not having to spend too much time cutting wood,” he says. Keep it simpleSimple mechanical systems are best, suggests GBA senior editor Martin Holladay, who has lived off-grid for 35 years.“Anyone who chooses to live off-grid should be willing to be flexible about indoor air temperatures in remote rooms on the coldest days of the year,” he says. “You can minimize these temperature differences, however, by paying scrupulous attention to air sealing and by providing very high levels of insulation in your floors, walls, and ceilings.”Unlike grid-connected homes, which can always draw on utility electricity as required, an off-grid house must be completely self-sufficient. Electricity, whether it’s generated by a wind turbine, a photovoltaic array, or a fuel-fired generator, is precious.“Whatever you do,” Holladay tells him, “don’t choose any heating equipment that will require electricity to operate.”He suggests one or more propane space heaters with through-the-wall venting and air intake. Empire makes several models that will run without electricity.Robert Riversong would steer the owners away from a fireplace unless it was a Rumford design with a gasketed chimney cap. But he suggests that a wood cookstove with a water coil could thermosiphon hot water to a radiant floor in the bathroom, a system that does not rely on electrically driven pumps. RELATED ARTICLESlast_img read more

Planning for your Education

first_imgTo learn more about the Montgomery GI & Post (9/11) Bill, visit these – EducationEducation and Training ProgramsMilitary Education Benefits User’s GuideMilitary Families Learning NetworkOverview of Military Education BenefitsTransfer Post-9/11 GI Bill to Spouse and DependentsVeterans’ Benefit Expiration Dates This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on October 11, 2013. References:Paying for Post-Secondary Education Expenses – Part 1Paying for Educational Expenses and the GI Bill – Part 2center_img By Katie Stamper, University of Flordia Program Assistant and Dr. Michael S. GutterInvesting in one’s education is an expensive proposition and this is not likely to change in the near future. However, a military service member or veteran has options to help combat the costs associated with higher education. Two of these options are the Montgomery GI bill and the Post (9/11) GI bill.The cost of college is rising twice as fast as the inflation rate. While this statistic may be daunting, what is even scarier is the amount of student loan debt which totals one trillion dollars, more than the combined credit card debt. As a general rule of thumb, your student loan debt should not exceed your starting salary. Students can find themselves in debt for a variety of reasons including procrastinating saving money, underestimating the total cost, and not understanding the total cost of student loans.Student loan debt can be eliminated or greatly reduced through two education options available through the military: Montgomery GI bill and the Post (9/11) GI bill. The chart below describes the bills. Understanding these benefits can help someone who may be moving on to consider options for their next career steps. Also, with the Post (9/11) GI Bill, the transferability can make for an important consideration in planning for children’s education or for a spouse who is looking to enhance his or own career prospects through education.To begin the process, submit the appropriate application to the Veteran’s Affairs:Application for VA benefits: 22-1990Dependent of Post 9/11 application for VA benefits: 22-1990Elast_img read more