RSO IN SPORT.ES Incidencias The importance of Aspas is obvious. The local hero has participated in seven of their last eight goals since returning from injury last weekend (five goals and two assists). After scoring his second goal against La Real, he was booked, meaning he will miss the next game against Atletico Madrid but will then be free to play the final six games as the relegation battle hots up. Rulli; Zaldua, Aritz, Navas, Theo; Zubeldia, Merino (Bautista, 81′), Pardo (Sangalli, 55′); Sandro (Juanmi, 60′), Oyarzabal; Willian José. Real Sociedad 3-1 MATCH FACTS LaLiga Alba López Árbitro Goles 0-1 M. 31 Willian José, de penalti. 1-1 M. 50 Iago Aspas, de penalti. 2-1 M. 61 Iago Aspas. 3-1 M. 91 Maxi Gómez. CEST Celta 07/04/2019 Iago Aspas no tiene precio Upd. at 22:39 They have their own particular Lionel Messi in Vigo. If Iago Aspas didn’t exist, they would have to invent him. On Sunday, against Real Sociedad, he was once again decisive, scoring two goals as Celta won 3-1 to continue their recent return to form. Their climb up the table coincides with Aspas’ return from a long injury layoff. He scored twice as they came from two down to beat Villarreal last weekend and scored one more and made two in the midweek draw with Huesca. With him in this kind of form, Celta will back themselves to remain in La Liga this season. CEL Balaídos. 20.519 espectadores. Melero López (Comité andaluz). TA: Yokuslu (65′) y Iago Aspas (69′) / Rulli (46′). TR: Willian José (57′). Rubén; Mallo, Cabral, Araujo, Olaza; Jozabed (Boudebouz, 64′), Yokuslu, Lobotka, Boufal (Hjulsager, 80′); Aspas (Beltrán, 93′), Maxi Gómez. Willian Jose scored from the penalty spot to give La Real the lead at Balaidos but Celta responded when Aspas was brought down in the area. He dusted himself off to level from 12 yards before Willian Jose saw red. Aspas then edged Celta ahead in the 70th minute before striker partner Maxi Gomez added the third goal late on. Celta moved above Real Valladolid and Villarreal with the win, leaving the relegation zone behind them for now. The reality is that without Aspas, there’s no Celta Vigo.
Singles order of play at the Wimbledon Championships on Thursday (play begins at 3pm Cyprus time):Centre Court20-Garbine Muguruza (Spain) v 13-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland)1-Serena Williams (U.S.) v 4-Maria Sharapova (Russia)
Maria Sharapova’s hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended 6-1 6-3 in the German’s favour on Saturday.The Rod Laver Arena evening clash between the only two grand slam winners left in the women’s draw had the feel of a showpiece final rather than a third-round clash but it was Kerberwho rose to the occasion.Sharapova, back in Melbourne after testing positive for a banned substance here in 2016 resulting in a 15-month ban, had looked menacing in the opening two rounds.But Kerber, who plummeted down the rankings last year after finishing the year before at number one, broke her serve in the first game of the match and that set the tone for what followed.She streaked away with the first set and although 2008 champion Sharapova briefly threatened a fightback after falling behind in the second, it was not to be the Russian’s night.A fluffed drop shot attempt at 3-4 followed by an unforced error gave 2016 champion Kerber breathing space and she finished the contest in the next game.
MOSCOW (AP):James Rodriguez “does not have a serious injury,” and that is good news for Colombia.The attacking midfielder, who was substituted with a calf muscle problem during last week’s 1-0 victory over Senegal, has undergone medical scans and could play today against England in the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup.”After his MRI we knew that he doesn’t have a serious injury,” Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said yesterday. “So we still have one and a half days to see how he feels.”If Rodriguez cannot play, Pekerman said forward Luis Muriel will step in as he did against Senegal.”He’s able to change the pace. He’s technically gifted. He’s really fast and can play well with teammates,” Pekerman said of the Sevilla forward. “He brings many skills to the pitch so of course we take him into account and we think he will be able to coordinate well if he has to play.”The team has previously said a swelling was found in Rodriguez’s calf muscle.While England were able to rest eight players for their last group game against Belgium, Colombia had to fight to the last minute to get past Senegal after losing their opening match to Japan. That gives the team the momentum England lacks, Pekerman said.”This gives us an important opportunity because we have played very tough, decisive matches until now,” Pekerman said. “This has made us stronger, more confident and we believe more in ourselves. We’re very self-confident and that will compensate the fact the other team has been able to rest more.”ResurgencePekerman also said this year’s World Cup has shown the resurgence of centre back Yerry Mina, who managed only six appearances for Barcelona last season. Mina scored twice in three games for Colombia in the group stage, including the goal that beat Senegal and secured advancement. The coach said Mina is back in the kind of form he showed in South America before moving to Spain.”He is the Yerry we know from Colombia, Brazil and the national team,” Pekerman said.”I think he can do great things wherever he plays, and with the national team even more.”
…on bauxiteThe PNC and the bauxite unions have been beating up on the PPP for the travails of the bauxite industry after they took office in 1992. Nothing much is said, of course, about why the industry – which was NUMBER ONE in the world when the PNC nationalised it in 1970 – had collapsed by 1992. The short answer is that of Walter Rodney: anything touched by Burnham’s turned to sh*t!!But, really, it was a bit more complex than that, since reasons varied for the transmutation into doo-doo. However, the reasons should be of interest to us once again, now that bauxite is again on the line. Burnham removed the professionals who had the institutional memory to run the industry, and placed it into the hands of party faithful, who could only run it into the ground. Burnham suffered from the colonial disease prevalent in natives — assuming all you needed to run things was “being smart”. Academically!!Haslyn Parris might’ve been a smart fella… but he didn’t know squat about bauxite. So it wasn’t surprising that production started to fall after the lack of capital investment under his watch kicked in. And the fall of production led to missed shipments – which the efficiency demands of the aluminium industry in the developed world just couldn’t accept. They turned to other (more reliable) suppliers – like China, whose bauxite wasn’t as “sweet” as ours. By 1985, even though Desmond Hoyte stood on his head, he couldn’t entice investments to turn around the bauxite production. He started the IMF privatisation programme.The PNC and the unions will never accept it was the PPP that stabilised the industry after 1992. They’ll never concede that Jagdeo and company also had to stand on their heads to save jobs in Bauxite. And this is where the present flap over Rusal comes in.The Opposition might pretend to forget, but it took Jagdeo’s personal intervention with Putin back in 2004 to have Rusal pick up the Berbice bauxite operations from an alphabet-soup series of companies that kept merging to survive.And we come to the 4.7 acres of land Brassington and Singh were dragged to the courts over. This was land sold to Rusal’s Deripaska. Why question THAT US$1 million sale and not the US$20 million debt Russia wrote off to sweeten the deal? Or the US$20 million injection Rusal immediately made?This government hasn’t a clue as to how real businesses operate. They’ll soon find out, as our BCGI bauxite deliveries falter and Rusal’s forced to reduce production of aluminium due to Trump’s sanctions.And they have to offer “inducements” to make them stay, in order to keep their supporters happy.…on sugar?Looks like there’s the need for another Solomon on this matter of forming a GUYSUCO Board. We have the one already announced – (in three newspapers, with pictures and all!!) – by the head of the SPU, seemingly with the blessings of Finance Minister Jordan. Then there’s the one that Agri Minister Holder promised to announce after announcing the SPU Board wasn’t authorised. Now Minister of State Harmon – who’s supposed to reflect Cabinet’s thinking – says all the names for the Board haven’t been finalised!!So what is it going to be?? Are we going to have the Solomon-like decision to divide the two boards and merge their rump elements? Not likely, ‘cause we know the real question that needs to be answered is whether Thomas would be back, don’t we?But that’s where the President has to come in, doesn’t he? With him mum, his administration’s not only drifting, but segments of it are on collision courses with each other!!PNC vs AFC!!! WPA taken hostage!!…on infinite regressionFirst, the PNC hauled PPP officials to the courts on “misconduct in a public official” charges. Then the PPP reciprocated with two PNC ministers – but the DPP dropped the latter charge.Now AG Williams threatens “civil actions” by PNC ministers against PPP chargers.Then the PPP will file charges…??
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Apart from some changes to the Fort St. John Tourism Board, including the approval of a development plan for the Board, it was by-and-large a quiet city council meeting on Tuesday – the last regular meeting before next Saturday’s municipal election.There were two proclamations made at the meeting by Mayor Lori Ackerman. Mayor Ackerman proclaimed October 24th as World Polio Day in the City of Fort St. John, and the week of October 7th – 13th was also proclaimed Natural Gas Week in the City, mirroring a provincewide proclamation by Lieutenant-Governor Janet Austin.Interestingly, natural gas has been on the minds of nearly all B.C. residents except those in the Peace Region after Enbridge’s 36” main natural gas pipeline that connects the Peace Region with the North and South Coasts exploded late Tuesday north of Prince George, causing natural gas utility FortisBC to ask all customers to curtail their natural gas consumption until the line is repaired.- Advertisement -Councillors also reviewed their own report outlining the expenses councillors had filed during the third quarter of the year for travel and local events. Councillors Christiansen, Evans, Klassen, and Hansen all tallied travel expenses in the same ballpark, ranging from $11,372.65 for councillor Hansen to $16,824.53 for councillor Christiansen. Councillor Stewart incurred just $6,779.36 in expenses, mayor Ackerman’s expenses totalled $23,323.83, and councillor Trevor Bolin filed no expenses during the quarter. The full report can be found below. Councillors also approved long-term borrowing for five Local Area Service road upgrades in the City. The five LAS projects are: 104th Ave. between 101st and 102nd Streets, 98th Ave. between 102nd and 104th Streets, 104th St. between 97th and 98th Avenues, 87th Ave. west of 107th Street, and the 86th St. frontage road between 91st and 93rd Avenues.Council awarded the tender for the Consultation and Design of the Centennial Park Festival Plaza to EDS Group Inc., from Spruce Grove, Alberta, for $22,224.00 plus GST. EDS was the lowest of the three bidders for the tender, with other bids from Calgary-based IBI Groups and Fort St. John-based Gridline Projects Ltd. totalling $25,730 and $30,000 respectively. EBS was given an evaluation of 90.25/100 by city staff, while IBI was rated 87.75 and Gridline only achieved a rating of 41.75. The tender for the Festival Plaza design and consultation was issued at the end of August.Advertisement Council also voted in favour of the first three readings for five permissive tax exemption bylaws, which are annual bylaws that allow the City to forgive property taxes that are owed by religious institutions and local non-profit organizations. The five permissive tax exemption bylaws were read for the Canadian Red Cross’ lease agreement, the North Peace Gymnastics Association, the Fort St. John Curling Club, the Fort St. John Association for Community Living, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church.Lastly, Council also voted in favour of adopting three bylaws after no residents came out to speak against the bylaws at a public meeting on Tuesday evening. The three bylaws will result in an amendment to the Official Community Plan bylaw, resulting in slight changes to the development of the Parkwood southlands neighbourhood plan. The second bylaw will bring the section of the City’s recreational cannabis bylaw into compliance with provincial laws on cannabis production on ARL lands, while the third will cause the laneway east of 90th St. to be permanently closed to traffic, in order to allow for the construction of the city’s Fire Department training grounds.
1 Carlo Ancelotti will not be taking over at Manchester City, or any other club, as he plans to take a year’s sabbatical.It was announced on Monday that the Italian would be leaving Real Madrid at the end of the season after two years in charge.The 55-year-old’s departure had sparked speculation he could be set for the Etihad as pressure continues to mount on Manuel Pellegrini.However, Ancelotti’s agent, Ernesto Bronzetti, has revealed his client will not be joining anyone as he plans to take a year out from football.“He [Ancelotti] wants to take a year off,” Bronzetti told Rai Sport.“The team was concerned at the news, and some of the players cried when he announced his departure.” Carlo Ancelotti
SATURDAY GOP party and forum for candidates running in the November elections, 5 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Cost: $10. Call (661) 253-3206 to R.S.V.P. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Advocacy and Transition workshop for parents of children with special needs, 3 p.m. at the LETMESAIL Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Call (661) 702-8555 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989. MONDAY North Newhall workshop will focus on development planning for the area north of downtown Newhall, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-4330. Senior Sit-in to save the Transitional Care Unit, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call Robin Clough at (661) 259-9444. Cooking Club will meet, 5-8 p.m. at the LETMESAIL Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 28304 Constellation Road, Valencia. Call (661) 702-8555. SCV Historical Society board of directors will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY North Newhall workshop will focus on development planning for the area north of downtown Newhall, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-4330. Santa Clarita Valley Macintosh User’s Group will meet, 7 p.m. at Rogers Systems, 25030 W. Avenue Tibbetts, Valencia. Call (661) 250-4149. Lions Club will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Karaoke night, 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 6110, 16555 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-9989.160Want 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 MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsSaugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Junior Rangers will meet, 2-4 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has no plans to renew contract talks with the union, a spokesman said. “At this point, we aren’t sure what purpose this all serves,” Matt Szabo said. “The members represented by EAA received their raises, which are retroactive to 2004. Their contract expires next June, and we hope to begin negotiations with them on that beginning this spring. We look forward to that process beginning.” Szabo said the mayor believes EAA workers, who are paid an average of more than $70,000 a year, are adequately compensated. Aquino has said he wants his members to receive the same contract given to Department of Water and Power workers. That deal included raises of 3 1/4 percent a year for five years and a clause that indexes the raises to the inflation rate. “We are in a posture that a strike could happen at any time,” Aquino said. “And we won’t be as courteous the next time we go out where we gave the city notice of our plans. It’s not something we want to see happen, but we will go out if we have to.” email@example.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Looking to strengthen its bargaining position with the city, a union that staged a two-day walkout this summer received support Tuesday for a possible future strike from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “This is a major step for us,” said Bob Aquino, executive director of the Engineers and Architects Association. “What it says is that when we strike again, all the other unions in the city – from the longshoremen at the port to the Teamsters at the airports – will be walking out with us.” The support comes months after members of the EAA walked off the job to get higher raises as part of their city contract. The EAA represents some 10,000 employees in a variety of city agencies, mostly within the Bureau of Sanitation, accounting and the Los Angeles Police Department crime lab. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’During its walkout in late August, an estimated 1,600 workers went on strike the first day and another 1,000 on the second day. But the union failed to gain concessions from the city. Aquino said his union never agreed to the city offer that amounts to 6 1/4 percent raises over three years, with no increase the first year. The City Council voted to impose the contract after negotiations reached an impasse. Tuesday’s support by the powerful federation gives the EAA authorization to strike to resolve the ongoing dispute with the city. “The labor movement strongly believes in the fundamental right of a worker to go on strike when absolutely necessary,” said Maria Elena-Durazo, executive secretary-treasurer of the labor group. Aquino said the support could broaden any future job action by the EAA, adding, “But that’s not something we want. We hope cooler heads will prevail and the city will work out a fair deal with us.”
Herrera’s current contract situation will be concerning or Solskjaer While much of that success can be attributed to the incredible wealth afforded to every top flight-club, the calibre of player has continued to increase on a yearly basis.However, next season could be in stark contrast.With Aaron Ramsey confirming he will join Juventus in the summer, there may well be an exodus of world-class talent in the Premier League.The success of other European nations in the Champions League and the lure of playing for some of the best manager in the world could well prove too strong. Paul Pogba and Eden Hazard have been linked with moves away from the Premier League Herrera’s fight for a regular place in the Manchester United midfield has been admirable, to say the least.When the Red Devils went big in the 2014 summer transfer window on Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria, little notice was given to the Athletic Bilbao midfielder also arriving.But it is this same diligence and unrelenting will to prove his doubters wrong which convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer he deserves a new deal at Old Trafford.But the uncertainty has alerted none other than PSG who are reportedly ‘close’ to agreeing a deal to sign the Spaniard for absolutely nothing.Likelihood of leaving: 8/10Eden Hazard (Chelsea) 10 Aaron Ramsey will be waving goodbye to the Emirates at the end of the season If United fans thought Pogba’s flirtation with Real Madrid was bad, they should try being a Chelsea supporter.Hazard has toyed with their heart strings for years and made no secret of his admiration of both the La Liga giants and his idol Zidane.With Maurizio Sarri floundering and seemingly on the brink of a west London exit, the Belgium captain must surely already have one eye on the Stamford Bridge exit door.The only sticking point could well be the Blues’ transfer ban. When Atletico Madrid were faced with the same conundrum and it seemed certain Antoine Griezmann would leave, they tied him down to a new deal and heavily reinvested when their transfer ban ended.Likelihood of leaving: 9/10 Arnautovic looks more like the player who joined from Stoke City in the summer of 2017 Gueye has been a model of consistency and discipline for the Toffees If ever a football fan wanted proof of how quickly the game can change, Arnautovic would be the perfect example.In the summer of 2017, the forward arrived at London Stadium from Stoke City for a club-record fee and stunk he place out.Fast forward 12 months and the Austrian was the darling of the East End, but the pendulum swung once more after a failed attempt to move to the Chinese Super League.Constant abuse from disgruntled fans and lacklustre performances suggest a move is on the cards this summer.Likelihood of leaving: 8.5/10Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford) The success of English footballers in Germany in recent seasons has surprised plenty of fans.After Jadon Sancho’s meteoric rise at Borussia Dortmund and Reece Oxford’s stint with Borussia Monchengladbach, Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson is also excelling in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim.Another name linked with the German league is Crystal Palace talisman Zaha, with the aforementioned Dortmund keen on bringing the Ivory Coast international to Signal Iduna Park.However, it is likely to take a monumental bid to prise him away from his beloved Selhurst Park where he is sure to go down as a club legend.Likelihood of leaving: 3/10Idrissa Gana Gueye (Everton) 10 10 The transfer market for Paris Saint-Germain has been a relatively simple process in recent years; court a player and then sign them.After bringing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to the French capital, Tuchel looked to add steel to his midfield.Former Aston Villa midfielder Gueye was targeted for that role, but Marco Silva stood firm in January.Although the Senegal international has been a model professional since the rumours, he may well be sated by knowing his move in the summer is secured already.Likelihood of leaving: 8/10Sadio Mane (Liverpool) For years, the Premier League has been touted as the best in the world due to the high levels of entertainment and skill on display.Filled with drama and intrigue in every season, the English top-flight is as unpredictable as it is unmissable. 10 10 10 Although inconsistent, Zaha has developed into a fine player in his second spell at Selhurst Park Manchester United fans will have been perturbed to read Pogba’s latest comments about the possibility of moving to Real Madrid.But what is even more alarming is new Real boss Zidane is equally as keen on his fellow World Cup winner joining him at the Bernabeu.After rediscovering his form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Pogba seemed destined to remain at Old Trafford after falling out with predecessor Jose Mourinho.But the lure of linking up with the French legend in the Spanish capital may prove too strong to ignore.Likelihood of leaving: 6/10Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) With Mohamed Salah faltering in front of goal, Mane has been the main man for Liverpool in the Premier League and the Champions League.His record in the big games is astounding and he always seems to pop up with crucial goals as his strike against Bayern Munich prove.As mentioned above, Zidane is keen to usher in a new era of ‘Galacticos’ in Madrid to put Los Blancos as the best side in the world.Before his departure last season, it was claimed a deal was in place for the former Southampton forward to join Real and it seems likely it will be revisited.Likelihood of leaving: 7/10Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) Getty The France intentional has talked about the possibility of leaving Old Trafford 10 Doucoure actually joined Watford in 2016, but was sent on loan to Granada instantly for the remainder of the season.Powerful, skilful and with an eye for goal, rumours of moves to Premier League sides Liverpool and Manchester United have continued to gather pace for some time.However, it is the interest from abroad which will be of concern to Hornets fans.The lack of steel in the PSG midfield has seen the net cast far and wide, with the Frenchman also being considered. But it seems far more likely that, if he does leave Vicarage Road, it will be to another Premier League club.Ander Herrera (Manchester United) While of course it is speculation at this point, there is a real fear the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Thomas Tuchel could poach some of the best players from England before the start of the 2019/20 season.Scroll down to see eight of the best Premier League players who could well be joining Ramsey on the continent in the summer.Paul Pogba (Manchester United) Since making his Watford debut three years ago, the midfielder has been linked with moves away 10 10 The Senegalese striker is one of the most in-form players in Europe at the moment Getty Images – Getty 10 Maurizio Sarri’s future may well be uncertain, but it seems Hazard will be moving on in the summer getty