Cologne resumes climbing and Wolfsburg cuts its crisis

first_imgThe Colony of Markus Gisdol chained a fabulous streak to get out of the descent. Four straight wins that Dortmund cut last weekend. However, he confirmed his improvement against Freiburg, a team that looks to Europe.The clash was uneven at half an hour with a goal from Belgian Sebastiaan Bornauw and at the start of the second half the Colombian Jhon Cordoba scored the second.The win arrived in the added time. In minute 91 the Dutchman Kingsley Ehizibue scored and two later closed the Ismail Jakobs marker.The Cologne, still located in the lower zone of the classification, is six points from the second to last, Werder Bremen, which marks the promotion, and seven from Fortuna Dusseldorf, in decline. The Wolfsburg, weighed down by its latest results, took advantage of the visit to the field of the colista, the Paderborn to meet again the triumph (2-4) and get out of the Bundesliga crisis.A draw and three defeats betrayed the difficulties of the Wolfsburg that ran into a score against and that finally straightened the score when the locals stayed with ten players, in the half hour, for the expulsion of Gerrit Holtmann.Until that moment the crash was even. Ben Zolinski scored for Paderborn and Robin Knoche, then made the draw for Oliver Glasner’s picture.It was Daniel Ginczek who unbalanced the game. He advanced to wolfsburg five minutes before intermission and at the time of play he scored the third.The Paderborn, who resists losing the category and has shown signs of improvement in recent days, returned to get into the game despite the inferiority with the goal of the Greek Sebastian Vasiliadis in 72. But Maximilian Arnold, four later , widened the advantage again and closed the victory for visitors.The three points leave Wolfsburg in the upper half of the table although seven in the European zone. The Paderborn of Steffen Baumgart returns to the queue of the classification to two of the promotion marked by Werder Bremen and three of the salvation established by the Mainz.last_img read more

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Gateway Development Liberia Builds Roads

first_imgA Liberian-based infrastructural company, Gateway Development Liberia (GDL), has begun the reconstruction of two community roads in Virginia. Gateway Development says their focus on innovation and the use of new technology will help to ensure the roads are functioning at optimal levels for ten years.In a 30-minute tour of the two roads outside Monrovia this past Wednesday April, 23, the company’s Chief Executive Officer,  Adam P. Saffer, said the roads are being constructed through an experimental approach.According to Mr. Saffer, the initial road project was granted by the office of the Liberian leader for ‘Special Presidential Projects’ on community empowerment and sustainable development.During a tour of the roads, our reporter observed that the materials used appeared solid.It was observed that the engineering process was fully computerized and used modern software like Auto-CAD. While the lay out and actual construction was done by the latest machinery operated by fully trained professionals.Mr. Saffer told the Daily Observer that his company aims to help Liberians build a sustainable infrastructure.He expressed the belief that new technology is the best way to assist Liberians in achieving their development goals while cutting down on the considerable costs associated with the various construction projects in the country.He explained that GDL has worked in many countries and has a track record of professional, sustained and durable work that would help minimize the difficulties experienced by Liberians during and after the country’s Rainy Season.Mr. Saffer concluded by urging Liberians and their partners to initiate projects that would have a long life span in order to maximize socio-economic growth.Residents and business owners from the two out-of-Monrovia communities expressed their delight over the construction work. “We are finally saying goodbye to bad roads and dangerous accidents in our two communities,” Francis K. Beyan, a businessman, declared.Mr. Beyan stressed the need for the Liberian Government to consider giving additional community road contracts to the GDI engineering team in the country.Restaurant owner, Mae Dennis Sackie, told the Daily Observer, “I’m grateful to God and the managers of GDL for fixing our roads.” Thomas K. Jonson, a motorcyclist, expressed his satisfaction with the construction work and said he would like more road contracts to be awarded to GDL since the company has introduced innovative methods that would ensure the durability of the country’s roads.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Benzema on target again as Real close gap at the top

first_imgMariano Diaz, on as a substitute, added a third late on.After 22 rounds, this is the first in which Madrid have been the only winners from the established three clubs, which is as much an indication of their own inconsistency as the sturdiness of Atleti and, particularly, Barca.Madrid could now overtake Atletico if they win the city derby next weekend but the difference behind Barcelona, whom they face in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, is still a considerable eight points.“We will fight for everything until the end,” Solari said. “Today there was a real hunger to cut the gap.”It may have been the 5-1 loss to Barca in October that proved the final straw for Julen Lopetegui but Alaves’ 1-0 victory at Mendizorrotza, their first over Real in 87 years, was perhaps the team’s rock bottom.Benzema has been the revival’s ringleader since and his latest goal was his sixth in four games, his best streak since January 2016. The only La Liga player to have scored more in all competitions this season is Lionel Messi.He did it starting alongside both Bale and Vinicius but it was the latter, not the former, that looks to be Benzema’s most dangerous partner.Bale endured one of his quieter nights and it was noticeable that while Benzema and Vinicius both departed to rousing ovations late on, there was a scattering of disgruntled whistles when the Welshman was replaced by Marco Asensio shortly after the hour.“It was difficult,” Solari said. “Alaves defended very well, they were determined and there weren’t many spaces.”It was Vinicius’ clever reverse pass through the legs of Carlos Vigaray that led to Benzema’s opener as Sergio Reguilon was set free down the left, his cross ensuring the Frenchman could not miss.Alaves defended so deep at times that Madrid’s defence were playing more as creative midfielders but the visitors were not without chances on the break. Tomas Pina took too long to shoot and Jony Rodriguez forced a smart save from Thibaut Courtois.Madrid, though, ended any hopes of a comeback with 10 minutes left as Asensio picked out Vinicius at the back post. The teenager controlled, picked his spot and put it there.Mariano’s diving header in injury-time from Isco’s cross added a final flourish.– Morata makes debut in Atletico loss –Morata endured a frustrating debut for Atletico Madrid © AFP / JORGE GUERREROEarlier, there had been another first for Atletico up front as Alvaro Morata made his debut but it ended in disappointment after a 1-0 loss to Real Betis.Atleti could have reduced the deficit to three points at the top but Sergio Canales’ second-half penalty means that Barcelona finish the weekend one point further ahead than when they started it.“The match was clear,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “A few chances for both teams, they took advantage of the penalty we gave them and that was enough.”Morata enjoyed the occasional link on the counter-attack with Antoine Griezmann but there was little to suggest the pair’s chemistry will be instant. Diego Costa is expected back from injury soon. Morata has limited time to stake his claim.“In the few days that he has been with us, Alvaro has worked very well,” Simeone said. “Hopefully he can find a way to score goals, which is what we need.”Betis’ penalty came after Filipe Luis put his hand up while anticipating a cross and looked away at the crucial moment. Canales’ shot clipped Jan Oblak’s hand but nestled in the corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Benzema helps Real Madrid to win over Alaves © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Feb 3 – Real Madrid gained ground on both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in La Liga as Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior each scored in a 3-0 win over Alaves on Sunday.Benzema, Vinicius and Gareth Bale started together for the first time and two thirds of the newly-dubbed ‘BBV’ delivered as Madrid capitalised on Barca being held by Valencia and Atletico losing at Real Betis.last_img read more

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Luiz heads unspectacular Arsenal past Bournemouth

first_img0Shares0000David Luiz scored his first Arsenal goal to secure a 1-0 win over Bournemouth © AFP / Tolga AKMENLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 6 – Arsenal edged up to third in the Premier League as David Luiz’s first goal for the club earned a 1-0 win over Bournemouth on Sunday.Luiz has been a figure of fun for a host of defensive errors early in his Arsenal career after making the switch across London from Chelsea in August However, the Brazilian is always a threat at the other end of the field and rose highest to head home Nicolas Pepe’s corner on nine minutes.Bournemouth had enough chances to at least earn a point with Callum Wilson missing the clearest opportunity, but Arsenal held out to record their first clean sheet in the Premier League since the opening day of the season.Victory moves Unai Emery’s men a point above Leicester, Chelsea and Crystal Palace in the early running for a top-four finish.Pepe has struggled to match the expectations of his club-record transfer fee since a summer move from Lille, but was told by Unai Emery to embrace the pressure of that price tag and the Ivorian was in the mood to impress.Twice Arsenal had penalty appeals for fouls on Pepe by Diego Rico waived away.However, it was Bournemouth who arguably had the best chance to add to the scoring before half-time when Dominic Solanke headed a Rico free-kick wide.The visitors were certainly the more threatening side after the break and will rue heading back to the south coast with nothing to show for their efforts.Wilson had the best chance when the England striker eased through the Arsenal defence and rounded Bernd Leno, but could not direct his shot on goal and Callum Chambers cleared.Leno then had to be alert to turn Jack Stacey’s driven shot behind.Gabriel Martinelli was handed just his second Premier League appearance off the bench after the Brazilian scored twice in a stunning performance against Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday.And he came close to a second Arsenal goal with a looping effort that drifted just over.Emery’s men then had to withstand a nervy five minutes of stoppage time as Matteo Guendouzi made a brilliant block to deny Josh King a certain equaliser and Steve Cook headed over from the resulting corner.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was kept largely quiet, but hit the woodwork in stoppage time as Arsenal nearly sealed the points in style, but one goal was enough for a vital win.0Shares0000(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Fugitive tax cheats arrested

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIt was not immediately clear how they were taken into custody. “We had no indication that the Browns intended to voluntarily surrender, so we had to move forward with an operation that promised the safest possible outcome. That day was today,” U.S. Marshal Stephen Monier said in a news release. Ed Brown, 65, and his wife, 67, have claimed the federal income tax is not legitimate. They were convicted of hiding $1.9 million of income between 1996 and 2003. Ed Brown repeatedly said that any attempts to arrest him would result in a violent confrontation. The home is on an isolated dirt road and includes a turret that offers a 360-degree view of the property and a driveway that is sometimes barricaded with sport utility vehicles. By Kathy McCormack THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CONCORD, N.H. – A couple convicted of tax evasion were arrested peacefully at their Plainfield home Thursday night after holing up at the fortresslike compound for months, the U.S. Marshals Service said. Ed and Elaine Brown were convicted on federal tax charges in January and refused to surrender to authorities when they were sentenced in April to five years and three months in prison. 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

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first_imgUPDATED: Finn Harps goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher was rushed to hospital after an incident during a game this afternoon.Gallagher is believed to have been knocked unconscious for more than ten minutes after a clash during his club’s game against Waterford Utd today.There were serious fears for Gallagher’s safety as the referee took both teams off the pitch as medical personnel rushed to Gallagher’s assistance. The game was stopped for 21 minutes before Gallagher was taken by ambulance to Waterford Regional Hospital where he is now being treated.However it’s understood Gallagher regained consciousness and was able to talk to ambulance and medical staff.A Finn Harps supporter said people were very concerned about Gallagher’s wellbeing.“He was just flat out and there was no movement from him. It was hard to see exactly what happened. “When he didn’t get up for a couple of minutes we knew there was something wrong. It must have been a bang to the head,” he said.Meanwhile sixteen year old Sean Patton, who had, replaced Gallagher in goals – and saved a penalty on his debut.As Harps led 2-0, young Sean got down to save the penalty from Dempsey.A video his penalty save is here (warning: bad language on commentary from Waterford fan) is understood to be recovering well and should be released from hospital later. FINN HARPS GOALIE GALLAGHER RECOVERING WELL AFTER BEING RUSHED TO HOSPITAL was last modified: March 31st, 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)last_img read more


Community gets behind campaign to give Old Courthouse to Cara House

first_imgA Letterkenny resident has launched an online campaign to make the Old Court House available as a valuable facility for Cara House. Treasa Mc Keown’s idea that Cara House should take residence of the building is gaining much popularity online this week. She has launched a petition to explore the possibility of the Cara community resource centre being relocated to the large town centre building to allow the facilities to grow. Cara House is a centre firmly at the heart of the Letterkenny community – offering social, health and recreational services and courses for adults and children of all ages. Donegal County Council is due to take charge of the Old Courthouse building when it has been cleared out, with talks of it being retained for council use or by Failte Ireland.The Cara House team moved premises from Market Square to 108 Lower Main Street at the end of last year. If Treasa’s petition takes off, locals could be seeing the blue courthouse door painted the Cara House red colour that was iconic at the top of Market Square.Treasa said: “Wouldn’t it be brilliant if we could get Cara House the premises? So much more room for them to expand their services, so many more people that can avail of their courses and services.”She added: “They do so much to cater to every age group in the community and provide such a vast array of services both to the local people and to those that have come from elsewhere to make a new life here.” Treasa has praised Cara House as ‘the best social enterprise in town’, and while she is not affiliated with the centre, she hopes to see a changeover happen for the benefit of the community. Treasa’s petition on Facebook is gaining traction with many locals, who hold the services in high regard and agree with the proposal. Community gets behind campaign to give Old Courthouse to Cara House was last modified: April 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CARA HOUSEold letterkenny courthousepetitionlast_img read more

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South African golfers in winning form

first_img15 December 2008It was a good weekend for South African golfers as Richard Sterne claimed the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek and Tim Clark captured the Australian Open at Royal Sydney after both courses bared their teeth in the final round.Thomas Aiken had stolen the headlines at Leopard Creek, with a blistering course record of 11-under-par 61 in the third round. It was four shots better than the next best effort – 65 by Keith Horne – and took him into a one-shot lead over the USA’s Len Mattiace on 18-under-par 198.A group of four players followed four shots off the pace, including Sterne, Sweden’s Oskar Henningsson, and England’s David Lynn and Robert Rock.UnpredictableThe unpredictable nature of golf soon showed its face as Aiken struggled with his game. He started strongly with two birdies in the first four holes, but finishing the front nine with a bogey.The inward nine took the title away from Aiken; he bogeyed the tenth and then double-bogeyed the eleventh. After settling into a steady stream of pars, he finished with a bogey on the final hole.While he went backwards, Mattiace moved to the top of the leaderboard, but Leopard Creek was done with generosity for the co-sponsored Sunshine and European Tour event and bit back hard.TumbledThe American tumbled down the standings with a horrific triple-bogey seven at the fourteenth and a second triple-bogey – this time an eight – at the eighteenth.Sterne, meanwhile, exited the front nine with two birdies – at the third and eighth – but then dropped shots at the tenth and twelfth to fall back to level par for his round. His response was excellent, however, as he sank three birdie putts in succession to take him to three-under-par through 15 holes.Successive pars took him to the testing eighteenth, which had been unkind to him in the previous two rounds. Sterne had made a birdie in the first round, but followed that with a triple-bogey and a double-bogey in the next two rounds. This time he managed a par.Challenge overDespite Aiken’s struggles, he had an opportunity to force a playoff with a birdie on the eighteenth, but when he found the water his challenge was over.Sterne won on 17-under-par 271 and picked up the winner’s cheque of €158 500 – roughly R2.16-million. It was his fourth European Tour victory.Sweden’s Johan Edfors equalled the day’s best round of six-under-par 66 to move into a share of second with England’s Robert Rock on 16-under 272.Aiken was forced to settle for a share of fourth with Spain’s Rafael Cabrera Bello on 273.Australian Open surpriseDown Under, Tim Clark scored a victory in the Australian Open that came as a big surprise to him; he was busy enjoying lunch, thinking his tournament was over, when he was summoned to take part in a playoff.Earlier, the South African star, who had contested the Australian Masters and the Australian PGA the previous two weeks, didn’t seem to be in the running despite firing the final round’s best score of five-under-par 67, which left him on nine-under 279 for the tournament.Out on the course, third round leader David Smail of New Zealand appeared to be in complete control of his destiny. He had posted two birdies on the outward nine and his nearest challengers had slipped further back. His lead was four shots.Lead evaporatedEven a dropped shot at the tenth didn’t seem to be that bad and Smail went on to par the next four holes. Then it all went wrong for the Kiwi at the fifteenth where he suffered a double-drop. Another double-bogey followed on the sixteenth and his comfortable lead had evaporated.Pars on the last two holes left Smail a shot adrift of Clark – who had begun the final round seven shots behind the New Zealander – and Matthew Goggin, who had closed with a 69.After Clark was summoned from his lunch, he and Goggin headed for the first playoff hole. It was soon advantage Goggin when Clark found a bunker with his approach to the green.However, he recovered with a superb shot that took him to just two-and-a-half metres from the pin. Goggin’s birdie attempt came up short and Clark then sank his putt for par. When Goggin missed his putt the title was Clark’s.LegendsHe became the third South African to win the Australian Open, following in the footsteps of the legendary Gary Player, a seven-time champion, and Bobby Locke, the winner in 1955.His win was worth A$270 000 – about R1.82-million.Clark will next be in action at Pearl Valley Golf Estates – as will be Alfred Dunhill champion Richard Sterne – in the South African Open from 18 December.Clark is one of five South Africab players ranked in the world’s top 50; the others are Ernie Els, Trevor Immelman, Rory Sabbatini, and Retief Goosen and they will all be contesting the SA Open.Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Spiffbox Says it Pays to be Social – No Really, They Pay You with Cash

first_imgHow You Make MoneyOf course what everyone wants to know is: how do you make money on Spiffbox? Basically, all that you need to do to start earning is participate. To earn points, users should create a profile, communicate with other members, respond to messages, and optionally complete surveys or take merchant offers. With each action, more points are earned and when you reach a certain threshold (min. 2,000 points/$20), Spiffbox puts a check in the mail. You may be surprised to learn that reaching that payout number is not as hard as it may sound. Accepting a chat invite earns you 28 points, accepting a friend request is 10 points, and so on. After spending some time really engaging on the site, you could easily start earning cash. While we have to give Spiffbox credit for thinking outside the box on this one, the idea of paying you to socialize has us feeling a little sour. After all, remember how you used to rack up the “friends” on MySpace only to be left with a large network of random people you didn’t know (or care to)? There wasn’t actually any value in that. And besides, if everyone on the site is only participating to make money, socializing becomes more like a job than a fun activity. Can’t you just see the chats now? Them: Hi! Want to chat? I’m trying to earn points. You: OK, me too. Them: So how long do we have to do this to get credit? You: I don’t know, I think this is good. Them: Great, thanks. Let’s chat again later for more points! You: Sounds good! Cya!Oh, the horror. Frankly, most of us have better things to do with our time than trying to earn points for small payouts of cash. What Spiffbox needs to remember is that all the popular social networks caught on – without bribes, mind you – because they were offering something unique and interesting. Creating yet another social network without any truly new concepts behind it (except for the payola) isn’t going to be enough in the long run to keep people involved. However, that’s just our opinion. Others feel differently. For example, CNET says that “once the site irons some of its kinks out and becomes a little more user friendly, then we could start to see some real widespread adoption” and “there could be a real future in this space.” What do you think? Does Spiffbox have a shot at becoming the next big thing? Or is bribery a bad choice? Let us know in the comments. Update: We were informed by the company that the example chat in this post isn’t exactly how Spiffbox works. It makes it look like both parties are earning money when really only one party would. The initiator of a message pays points and the receiver gets points, but only if they respond. Spiffbox itself doesn’t pay you, members pay each other. However, we stand by our opinion that using financial incentives is not going to be a successful model for growing a social network, regardless of where the money originates. Related Posts Tags:#Product Reviews#social networks#Social Web#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… sarah perez The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos When building a new Web 2.0 site, especially a new social network, there’s always one hurdle that needs to be overcome – establishing a large enough userbase to make it both attractive to newcomers and worth using once you arrive. A new site launching today, Spiffbox, thinks they have figured out how to workaround this issue – they’re paying users to participate. Yes, when Spiffbox says they’re the new social network where “it pays to be social,” they’re not kidding. Every action you take on the site including responding to emails, chats, friend invites and sharing photos, will earn you points which can then be redeemed for cold, hard cash. A Social Network to Complement the OthersInstead of trying to establish a new userbase from scratch, Spiffbox integrates with the social networks Facebook and Twitter. They even have their own Facebook application so you can interact with other Spiffbox members while logged into Facebook. However, unlike those two popular social networks, which are designed to connect you with people you know or admire, Spiffbox wants to connect you with others who fall outside your social graph. That is, the site wants to help you make new friends. Spiffbox is also different in the fact that it’s not entirely meant to be just for socializing – it wants to help you promote your career as well as ask for and receive advice from other users. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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Resolution or Transformation

first_imgSo, you’ve changed have you? This year you kept your promises, and the changes you’ve made are visible, huh?Would the person closest to you in your life recognize the personal changes that you’ve made this year? Would they call those changes a “transformation?” Or would they say that you “did a little better?” Which were you playing for when you promised yourself?Would someone you’ve known for a long time immediately recognize that you have changed? If they spent a couple hours with you, would it become clear to them all the ways that you have transformed yourself over the last year? Or would they say you’re the same person they’ve always known and loved?If you report to someone, would that person be able to quickly rattle off one or two of the major ways that you have improved yourself this year? Or would they simply point to the one or two visible projects that you were involved in? Would they even know what you worked on?How about your clients? Would your clients rave about how the transformation you made this year had a massive impact on their results? Would they recount all the ways that your relationship has grown stronger because of the improvements that you have made? Would they even have noticed?Every year at this time we start thinking about what we need to improve in the coming year. Resolutions are quickly made, and those resolutions are just as quickly forgotten. As you take an accounting of this year, ask yourself whether you are going to be happy dabbling around the edges in hopes of improvement or whether you are going to transform yourself in some area of your life.last_img read more

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