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Isco magic wins Super Cup for Real Madrid

first_imgHaving missed much of last season’s run-in due to injury, Bale is fit again, but it was Casemiro who emerged as the unlikely main threat going forward for Real in the first half.The Brazilian midfielder almost opened the scoring in the 16th minute, getting in front of Matteo Darmian to head a Toni Kroos corner against the bar from six yards.The breakthrough came just past the midway point in the first half as Dani Carvajal was afforded the time to flight a ball over Victor Lindelof — another United debutant — for Casemiro to stretch and volley past David de Gea.De Gea, formerly a Madrid transfer target, then needed to intervene to save a Karim Benzema snap-shot that followed a driving run into the area by Luka Modric, as Zidane’s side were restricted to a one-goal lead at the break.Mourinho sent on Marcus Rashford for Jesse Lingard at the start of the second half, yet it was at the other end that the chances kept coming.De Gea repelled a Kroos piledriver but there was nothing he could do to stop Isco making it 2-0 in the 52nd minute.Surrounded by red shirts just inside the area, Isco escaped their attentions by playing a one-two with Bale before coolly finishing past De Gea.Bale then struck the bar, and all this was going on without Ronaldo, who appeared from the bench to warm-up, raising hysterical cheers from the sizeable number of locals with sympathies for the Spanish side.United had a mountain to climb and were not helped when Lukaku blazed over after Keylor Navas pushed a Pogba header into his path.Lukaku did not make the same mistake twice, converting the rebound when a Nemanja Matic drive was not convincingly dealt with by Navas, but the goalkeeper redeemed himself with a vital late save to deny Rashford.And Real, with Ronaldo on for the closing stages, held out.Share on: WhatsApp Skopje, Macedonia | AFP | A delightful goal by Isco proved the difference as Real Madrid survived a Manchester United fightback to win 2-1 and lift the UEFA Super Cup in the Macedonian capital Skopje on Tuesday.Casemiro put the reigning European champions in front on 24 minutes on a steamy summer’s night in the Balkans and Isco doubled their lead seven minutes into the second half after a one-two with Gareth Bale.The gulf in class between Madrid — for whom Cristiano Ronaldo appeared as a late substitute — and Europa League winners United that Jose Mourinho had feared was all too evident and it looked like the Spaniards would go on to win by a wider margin.But Romelu Lukaku pulled one back just past the hour, marking his competitive debut for United with a goal and sparking a big improvement from the Premier League club in the final stages.It was to no avail, with Zinedine Zidane’s side winning this trophy for the second year running and the fourth time overall. It is the eighth time in nine years that a Spanish club has won the Super Cup.“It is all down to hard work. We know there is a lot of talent in this team and there is so much hunger too, they always want more,” said Zidane after lifting more silverware.“Today was an almost perfect match, and the first half was spectacular.”Real Madrid celebrates after winning the Super Cup.– Bale handed start –While Ronaldo started on the bench for Madrid having only commenced pre-season training at the weekend, Bale was included in the first XI.United boss Mourinho caused a stir on Monday when he claimed he would make a bid to take the Welshman to Old Trafford if he were not a starter at the Philip II Arena.Despite the presence of £75 million ($97 million) signing Lukaku up front, with Paul Pogba behind, United often gave the impression that they could do with some extra inspiration in the final third.last_img read more

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UMBC’s NCAA fairytale ends but memories will last forever

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The fairytale came to an end Sunday night in a 50-43 loss to No. 9 Kansas State — heartbreaking because it was a game UMBC could have won, but still satisfying because the Retrievers touched so many people by accomplishing what many thought was impossible.“We put our name on the map. We gave hope to teams that come to the tournament with lower seeds,” said senior guard K.J. Maura. “I think we gave hope to guys that are not even that tall like me. People that feel like they are underdogs in their life, I think we gave hope to everything they want to do in life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkStephen Curry noticed the team and sent UMBC the sneakers the team wore against Kansas State. The Golden State Warriors had his Curry 5s, which are in limited release, and other swag sent to the team. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams declared the Retrievers “Surgeon General approved” and posted a photo of himself on Facebook wearing a sweatshirt from his alma mater.NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers tweeted to UMBC guard Joe Sherburne, who claims to be Rodgers’ biggest fan. And for a team addicted to the video game “Fortnite,” their dreams were made when Ninja, a popular gamer who recently played against rapper Drake and JuJu Smith-Schuster of the Pittsburgh Steelers, FaceTimed with the team early Sunday. Perpetual Help snaps 3-game skid, eliminates AMA Sherburne said Odom relayed stories from friends who had texted or called from outside the country to rave about UMBC. Near tears after an 0-for-9 shooting night, Sherburne found consolation in the joy UMBC brought to so many.“From when we beat Vermont until the last two hours were the greatest time of my life,” Sherburne said. “What we did, everyone in here, it’s the greatest time of our lives.”Odom arrived at UMBC two years ago and inherited a team accustomed to losing. He told them he was going to get them to .500 that first year; they thought he was joking. But slowly the culture changed and the Retrievers did everything Odom told them they could accomplish.And then some.“When I got here, first we were a four-win team that year, and then the next year we went on to win seven games,” said graduate student Jairus Lyles. “Then Coach Odom and his staff came in, we won 21 games and this year we had a tremendous season.”Odom doesn’t know how far the UMBC program can grow. Those four letters are now synonymous with the biggest upset in college basketball history, but it’s a long way from becoming a basketball school.“UMBC is a unique place — lot of high achieving kids on campus,” Odom said. “We want guys that want to be great from a basketball perspective and want to play after college. But, at the same time, we want folks that are highly motivated academically that want to do great things past basketball. Because the air goes out of the ball at some point for everybody.” Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters 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 award UMBC’s Arkel Lamar, Jourdan Grant and K.J. Maura, from right, embrace as they leave the court in the closing moments of the team’s 50-43 loss to Kansas State in a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — UMBC’s improbable run through the NCAA Tournament was brief. The statement the Retrievers made and their place in history is forever.For one weekend in March, the tiny commuter school from Baltimore known for its academics and championship-winning chess team captured the hearts of the college basketball world and beyond. UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 in March Madness, a victory over Virginia that made the Retrievers the ultimate Cinderella.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback “They play with passion, they play with heart, they play together,” coach Ryan Odom said. “We do things together for one another, and obviously when you have a big win like that (over Virginia) and it’s so shocking, you know, people love to see that. They love to see the upset.“And our guys handled it with grace and understood the circumstances. They weren’t pounding their chests or anything. They expected to be here and expected to compete.”When UMBC returned to the locker room following its ouster, Odom had written just one word on the whiteboard. The Retrievers needed a buzzer-beating 3 against Vermont to win their conference title and make the NCAA Tournament, but they showed up believing they could beat Virginia, and the same about Kansas State.So Odom simply penned “Proud” on the board for his players.“Just very proud of these kids and what they’ve been able to do as the representatives that they are for our university,” Odom said. “Just captured our country and beyond, to be honest, from a sporting perspective and it’s really, really neat to see.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Balotelli warning: Mario will throw a spanner in the works at Liverpool, says Reds hero

first_imgLiverpool hero Steve Nicol has warned Mario Balotelli’s arrival could ruin everything Liverpool have done over the last two seasons.The Italian looks set to join the Reds after AC Milan announced he was leaving the club on Thursday, with a reported £16million deal in the pipeline.It’s a move which has got many on the red half of Merseyside excited, but there have also been calls for the club to be wary due to the 24-year-old’s disruptive behaviour in the past.And Nicol believes all the good work manager Brendan Rodgers has done in his two years in charge at Anfield could be undone if the Italian does complete his transfer.He told Extra Time: “I would say there is a 75% chance Mario Balotelli will make a mess of it and a 25% chance this could be the greatest thing that’s ever happened.“This is a guy who, as great a player as he is or can be, all the teams he has been with can’t wait to get rid of him. Jose Mourinho couldn’t handle him at Inter Milan, Man City couldn’t wait to get rid of him and AC Milan can’t wait to get rid of him. This will have to be some turnaround.“I actually said when Daniel Sturridge joined I wasn’t quite sure [about him] so I’m not going to say it isn’t going to work but, if I’m a betting man, I’m betting he’s going to throw a spanner in the works of everything Liverpool have done.“This is a guy who goes to the beat of me, myself and I. He is only interested in himself and that is not what Liverpool has been built on.”last_img read more

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City has its fill of public storage units

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Pico Rivera has at least seven large public storage facilities that provide about 4,500 units, more than its neighbor cities of Whittier, Montebello, Santa Fe Springs and La Mirada. Maybe it’s time for a change in land usage? That’s what City Council officials believe, and last week the panel voted unanimously to extend a two-year-old moratorium due to expire Friday on all new business permits for public storage facilities. Land is simply too precious in the city to tie up with storage facilities instead of using it for housing or tax-generating retail establishments, said City Councilman Ron Beilke. He cited a piece of “prime land” on Washington Boulevard where a storage facility went in as “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” “That didn’t seem right in a city where we don’t have a lot of real estate left,” Beilke added. Storage facilities are on nearly every major Pico Rivera boulevard, including Whittier, Washington and Beverly boulevards, city officials said. “The area does seem to be saturated with them,” said Scott Wike, who manages Allstate Self Storage. “We don’t need any more competition.” Two years ago, the council imposed a temporary ban on all new storage facilities, which became an attractive investment for companies during the 1990s, said Councilman Gregory Salcido. “As long as they were in the industrial zone, that was an approved use,” he said. Montebello adopted a similar moratorium about a decade ago, pretty much for the same reasons as Pico Rivera, said Councilman William Molinari. “We were seeing a proliferation of storage places so we nipped it in the bud,” he said. “Although it creates convenience for residents, it has no financial benefit to the city.” Montebello has three public storage centers, he added. Whittier does not forbid the facilities, but officials allow them only on land where housing and retail developments cannot be built, Assistant City Manager Nancy Mendez said. “Land is at a premium in Whittier as well,” she said, adding that Whittier currently has six storage facilities. The city recently approved a new facility, but it will be built on a railroad right-of-way on Lambert Road “that we couldn’t imagine any other use for,” she said. La Mirada has just one storage facility, so the city has never contemplated a moratorium on such businesses, said City Manager Andrea Travis. The facilities also are not a problem in Santa Fe Springs, said City Manager Fred Latham. “We have specific areas where they can be located,” he said. “But I am very empathetic to the concerns Pico Rivera has because they do take up valuable space in the community.” debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

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SUPER ROSE WINS ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STAR – FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

first_imgWinner: RoseSHE’S one of a growing number of star Ladies Gaelic footballers in Co Donegal.And St Eunan’s player Rose Boyle found out this week she’s won another accolade – for the third time in a row.Rose has received her third Ulster Schools All star, an incredible feat. “This must be some sort of record,” said proud manager Alan O’Connell.“There are no real words to describe how really proud we are, and it is no more than she deserves because when it comes to hard work, determination, love of the Eunan’s jersey and pure passion on the field, there are few who can top our little firebrand!“Well done Rose…..we are all so proud of you!”  SUPER ROSE WINS ULSTER SCHOOLS ALL-STAR – FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING was last modified: November 7th, 2013 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:All StarRose BoyleSt Eunan’s GAA Ladieslast_img read more

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CULINARY STUDENTS AT LYIT HAVE CHRISTMAS WRAPPED UP!

first_imgA group of first year culinary arts students at LYIT put their chefs uniform shoe boxes to good use with the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal.The Shoe Box appeal is an annual event, which ensures children living in extreme poverty are given presents at Christmas. The students filled shoe boxes with gifts which will be delivered to children living in Eastern Europe and Africa. For many of these children these are the only presents they will receive.Pictured is Ms Liz McKenzie, Programme Tutor with all the students giving the boxes to Ms Vanessa Purdy, Team Hope Donegal. Included in the photograph are Mairead O’Kane and Roisin McCormack of Students Support Services LYIT, Tanya Russell, LYIT Student Union Welfare Officer, Mr Tim Dewhirst, Programme Tutor an Mr Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin, Head of Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts.    CULINARY STUDENTS AT LYIT HAVE CHRISTMAS WRAPPED UP! was last modified: December 3rd, 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:culinary studentsLYIT< showbox appeallast_img read more

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Tribble wins Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls Title

first_imgCODY, Wyoming >> Garrett Tribble made the most of his first trip to the Cody Stampede. Tribble, from Bristow, Okla., is the newly crowned Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls Champion after riding Summit Pro Rodeo’s bull named Smokin’ Dragon for 85 points.That eight-second effort netted Tribble $5,414, which could be crucial money for him as he tries to qualify for his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. He is currently 11th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association World Standings.Tribble was …last_img read more

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Giants plan to add former A’s fan favorite at catcher

first_imgSCOTTSDALE–When pitchers and catchers report to the Giants’ complex in Scottsdale on Tuesday, popular clubhouse presence Nick Hundley won’t be joining them.Hundley is moving across the bay to Oakland, but a former A’s catcher will have a chance to replace him in San Francisco. Two-time All-Star Stephen Vogt is expected to finalize a minor league deal with the Giants once he completes a physical on Tuesday.The Associated Press first reported Vogt reached an agreement with the Giants.Vogt had …last_img read more

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Night Surveys: The Lights Are On, But Nobody is Home

first_imgReprogramming the controlsNot more than a couple of weeks after our Hendrie Hall Night Survey, Julie sent me a graph (see Image #6), saying, “After the survey, we met again with Tara Deming and our electrical supervisor Ed Grund [Hendrie Hall Facilities staff] to review lighting schedules in the public corridors and front foyer. We reprogrammed the Lutron system to better reflect building use – and have saved approximately 100 kWh/day (the equivalent of three Connecticut homes.) We are following up on a number of additional items.”When I asked Julie just what sort of return on investment there has been for her Night Survey, she said that Night surveys are a key component to building energy project portfolios that offer simple payback periods less than 5 years and significant cumulative long term savings. Opportunities found at night are among the lowest cost, highest value carbon abatement strategies.Julie concluded: “The Night Surveys work.”Sometimes it’s the simple stuff that works best, especially if someone is taking responsibility for building performance over time. Someone like Julie, just walking her Yale buildings at night. Infrared thermometer checksAs we walk Hendrie Hall, starting about 10 p.m., my students are snapping photos of spaces. One student is reinforcing Julie’s DIT shots with infrared camera shots.It becomes pretty clear that quite a bit of energy is being wasted. From the official Yale Energy Management Hendrie Hall report:General hallway and lobby lighting is higher than needed, especially in the evening hours. Operationally, lower level lights would be helpful to signify that the building is closing.Lutron system can be reprogrammed to set back public lighting.Replace row of PAR 38 Halogens in student lounge with LED type (see Images #2 and #3,below).Individual offices had sporadic computer screens left on and printers left on.AV systems left on in all larger spaces. Need to work with Yale AV staff to put into sleep / hibernate mode (see Images #4 and #5).Air handling units were operating during walk-through past scheduled operating hours. Investigate programming and space condition trending. Initial assumption is that air handling units are operating because of humidity setpoints.Band and glee rooms are used sporadically during the day and primarily in the evenings for rehearsal. Investigate appropriate schedule changes. This past October, as usual, my Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies graduate students joined Julie’s team to survey Hendrie Hall. Hendrie Hall, shared by the School of Music and just about all of the Yale performing ensembles, recently went through a two-year extensive renovation and addition, completed around the start of 2017. So this night survey was checking up on how the building is measuring up over the last nine months or so compared to energy performance predictions.“Tonight we’ll be focused on how we use this building,” Paquette says. “There are always ways to learn more about energy use and how we might adapt that use.” Julie places the night survey in context with a simple graphic (see Image 1 at the top of the page). Why Don’t Green Buildings Live Up to Hype on Energy Efficiency?Energy Modeling Isn’t Very AccurateHome Dashboards Help to Reduce Energy UseU.S. Towns Race for Conservation SupremacyStupid Energy-Saving Tipscenter_img Julie Paquette has been Director of Energy Management at Yale University for about 6 years. That means the buck stops at Julie’s desk for the energy consumption of over 400 buildings on campus. Yale has a pretty sophisticated approach to energy, including the Yale Facilities Energy Explorer, an energy dashboard system that shows energy consumption and details for every one of those 400 Yale buildings.But as a practicing engineer, Julie recognizes the benefits of less sophisticated approaches to understanding building energy consumption, including “night surveys.” Armed with just a digital infrared thermometer (DIT) and maybe a dozen pages of recent reports (energy consumption, building’s controls schedule, and even the custodial schedule), Julie walks her buildings with the members of the facility staff working in that particular building. They do this after the building is technically “closed” for the day. In the last four years, Julie has “night-surveyed” more than 35 Yale buildings, from labs to museums to classroom buildings. RELATED ARTICLES In addition to acting as GBA’s technical director, Peter Yost is the Vice President for Technical Services at BuildingGreen in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been building, researching, teaching, writing, and consulting on high-performance homes for more than twenty years. An experienced trainer and consultant, he’s been recognized as NAHB Educator of the Year. Do you have a building science puzzle? Contact Pete here. You can also sign up for BuildingGreen’s email newsletter to get a free report on insulation, as well as regular posts from Peter.last_img read more

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Cong. gearing up for 2 bypolls in Goa

first_imgThe Congress on Saturday said that next year Goa could be heading for mid-term polls along with the Lok Sabha elections.Former chief minister Digambar Kamat was addressing the press after a meeting of the Goa Congress Legislature Party and the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee. Mr. Kamat said that the party was in the process of starting its statewide drive to sign up members, seek donations, and create awareness of corruption and absence of governance in Goa. On the infighting between the coalition allies and the prolonged illness of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is battling advanced pancreatic cancer, Mr. Kamat said, “Nobody knows what will happen in the coming days. We are gearing up for the two by-elections, the Lok Sabha elections and the Assembly elections too.”Bypolls are expected to be held in two Assembly constituencies after two Congress MLAs quit the party to join the BJP two months ago. Mr. Kamat said, “People are angry with what is happening. We are trying to channelise their anger with the Jan Akrosh campaign and will visit all homes in the 40 Assembly constituencies to highlight the failures of the State government.”last_img read more

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