Cristiano Ronaldo strikes late as 10-man Real Madrid take shock Clasico win at Barcelona

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic late winner as 10-man Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Clasico at the Camp Nou.Ronaldo fired low into the Barcelona net just minutes after Sergio Ramos had been sent off for persistent fouling.It ended a 39-game unbeaten run for Barcelona, who had not lost since October.Gerard Pique headed in a corner to give Barcelona the lead 10 minutes into the second half, before Karim Benzema equalised with a brilliant scissor-kick just after the hour mark.Gareth Bale had what looked like a legitimate goal chalked off before Ramos saw red – but Real came through thanks to Ronaldo’s late strike.Barcelona’s lead in La Liga has been trimmed to six points ahead of Atletico Madrid, seven ahead of Real. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Listening area passes 1000 positive COVID-19 case mark for July, 55% of area’s COVID cases identified this month

first_imgWorth Wright1 Butler2 Franklin4 Floyd1076 Deaths Hancock88680.73 Floyd891683.18 Mitchell66186.84 Mitchell76 Worth56 Floyd664138.32 Hancock476256.88 July case countCases before July 1New since July 1% since July 1 DES MOINES — Our north-central Iowa listening area has seen over 1000 cases of COVID-19 in the month of July, making for 55% of the total number of cases since the pandemic started.40 more cases of COVID-19 were reported in the listening area in the 24-hours leading up to 11 o’clock this morning, according to data from the Iowa Department of Public Health. 18 of those cases were in Franklin County; six in Floyd; five in Cerro Gordo; four in Butler; two each in Hancock, Winnebago and Wright; and one in Kossuth.That brings the area’s overall total since the start of the pandemic to 1815 cases, with 1004 confirmed cases in the month of July.Cerro Gordo County has seen 567 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, but 82% of those, or 465 cases, were new since July 1st. Wright County has had 439 cases; Franklin 208; Hancock 109; Floyd 107; Butler 106; Kossuth and Mitchell each 76; Winnebago 71; and Worth 56.47 more people in the area have recovered, to bring the overall total to 1136, or 63%.Looking at the state numbers: 11 more people have died to bring the total to 865; 697 new cases were reported for a total now of 44,475; 762 more people have recovered to bring that total to 32,503, or 73%.Three long-term care facility outbreaks continue to be reported in our listening area. Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City reports 117 positive cases with 83 total recovered; the Sheffield Care Center reports 36 positive cases with 15 recovered; and the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton reports 28 cases with five recovered. Butler1064 RecoveredNew Recovered Franklin1191657.21 Franklin7713162.98 Area Total11364762.59 Mitchell294761.84 Cerro Gordo10246582.01 Wright3706915.72 Cerro Gordo220738.8 Kossuth324457.89 Floyd2center_img Area Total28 Hancock1092 Winnebago Wright38387.24 Winnebago3245.07 Kossuth Mitchell Hancock2 Winnebago264563.38 Area Total811100455.31 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Worth2137.5 Butler475955.66 Cerro Gordo17 Area Total181540 Worth154173.21 Butler8378.3 Kossuth35146.05 Wright4392 Franklin20818 Winnebago712 Kossuth761 Total % Recovered Cerro Gordo5675last_img read more

Picture special: Fifth ‘Run in the Dark’ proves a huge hit in Gweedore

first_imgTHE FIFTH annual Run in the Dark was held in Gweedore at the weekend.€1,350 was raised – taking the total to €16,350 over the five years.Organisers have paid tribute to the people of Gweedore and the surrounding areas for turning out in such numbers. The Run in the Dark for the Mark Pollock Trust raises money for spinal cord injury research.Anita and David from the No Barriers Foundation introduced organisers to the robotic eksoskeleton.Thanks has been paid to sponsors Siopa Mhicí, Cois Farraige Bakers, Maple Store and Donegal Hygiene.Music in the Amharclann was provided by Lara and Kelly and a huge thanks goes out to everyone involved for making the event a huge success. Picture special: Fifth ‘Run in the Dark’ proves a huge hit in Gweedore was last modified: November 19th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

‘Proud’ Sablan asks for another season: Tigers will be ready next year

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 “I think you will all agree that one year isn’t enough to rebuild a team like this. It would be easier if we had a Kevin Ferrer or an Ed Daquioag, but we don’t. People are expecting us to deliver, but chemistry needs time to jell,” he said.“In a year’s time, those things have to happen with a longer period for us to bond. That’s why I’m saying for next year, give us another year, these guys will be ready.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “We went on a rebuilding process, and the transition these players had to go through with having different coaches wasn’t easy and we had to start it from there. These players, wherever they end up, I know they will be good people. They won’t get into fights and they won’t start fights. That’s the values of UST that was instilled to us, to just play our game. Even though we’re banged up, we won’t retaliate. That’s the lesson I taught them, to be good people.”Sablan shared that he really tried his best to expose his wards to the best competition he can get in preparation for the season, taking UST to different leagues nationwide just for the team to be tested.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I did my part. I did my best. I took them everywhere just for us to play. Agusan, Davao, Malolos, Baguio, Subic, Pampanga, Cabanatuan, Laguna — we all played there because we knew that we lack in experience and exposure and for us to have that, we have to play,” he said.However, Sablan didn’t get the results he wanted. UST had a habit of losing early leads and faltering in the end as the inexperience showed. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt was a nightmare of a season for University of Santo Tomas but head coach Boy Sablan can sleep well at night knowing he had instilled good values in his players.“Even though we’re 1-13, I’m proud of these boys,” Sablan said on the heels of the Growling Tigers’ 88-85 win over University of the East on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img LATEST STORIES La Salle shows no quit in comeback win over Ateneo MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “We can’t finish games. That’s where maturity and experience comes into play. All of the factors when it comes to our rebuilding process have worked against us,” Sablan lamented.But through it all, Sablan believed the losses will toughen his players in the long run.He is also proud of the progress of his players, who he claimed to have blossomed under his watch.“I’m happy for these players that we got a win. You know why? Because you can see their individual improvement in their time under me,” said Sablan, who raved about the development of some of his players like Marvin Lee and Jeepy Faundo, Eric Caunan and rookies Vaughn Soriano and Martin Romero.Amid talks of his ouster, Sablan pleaded for another chance as he sees a better UST team ahead.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Read Nextlast_img read more

Photo: Nebraska Students Wearing Protective Goggles To Mock Notorious Iowa Eye Poker Adam Woodbury

first_imgNebraska students wear goggles to mock Adam Woodbury.Don’t even think about poking the Nebraska men’s basketball student section in the eye today, Adam Woodbury. The Huskers have come prepared. In an obvious attempt to mock the Iowa big man, a notorious eye gouger, three Nebraska students are sporting protective eye goggles for the Huskers’ game against the Hawkeyes this afternoon. Check it out: Students in the @HuskerRedZone wearing protective goggles today, just in case Adam Woodbury gets too close. pic.twitter.com/bYM6rnpAGH— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) February 22, 2015That’s just fantastic. Nebraska (13-13, 5-9 Big Ten) and Iowa (16-10, 7-6 Big Ten) are set to tip off at 3 p.m. E.T. The Huskers will be wearing special throwback uniforms for Legends Weekend.last_img

CBS Sports Ranks Its 5 Most Difficult College Football Schedules Of 2016

first_imgCBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli decided to rank what he believes to be the five most difficult schedules heading into the 2016 college football season Friday afternoon. #FridayFive: The five teams with the most difficult schedules in 2016 https://t.co/BLaRUUprr1 pic.twitter.com/aSJ99tGp1l— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 10, 2016With a lot of schedules to work through, these are the five he came up with.1. Wisconsin 2. USC 3. Alabama 4. BYU 5. AuburnA couple thoughts: There’s no way Wisconsin’s schedule is more difficult that USC’s. The Trojans have one of the most daunting slates in recent memory. In case you missed it, we ranked our 15 most difficult schedules for 2016 earlier this year and you can find that here.What do you think, college football fans? Did he get it right?last_img read more

Chinas premier urges US to act rationally over trade

first_imgBEIJING, China – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang appealed to Washington on Tuesday to “act rationally” and avoid disrupting trade over steel, technology and other disputes, promising that Beijing will “open even wider” to imports and investment.“No one will emerge a winner from a trade war,” said Li, the No. 2 Chinese leader, at a news conference held during the meeting of China’s ceremonial legislature.Li made no mention of a possible Chinese response in the event U.S. President Donald Trump raises import barriers over trade complaints against Beijing, but other officials say President Xi Jinping’s government is ready to act.Trump’s government has raised import duties on Chinese-made washing machines and other goods and is investigating whether Beijing pressures foreign companies to hand over technology, which might lead to trade penalties. That could invite Chinese retaliation.“What we hope is for us to act rationally rather than being led by emotions,” the premier said. “We don’t want to see a trade war.”Commerce Minister Zhong Shan said March 11 that China will “resolutely defend” its interests but gave no details. Business groups have suggested Beijing might target U.S. exports of jetliners, soybeans and other goods for which China is a major market.Asked whether Beijing might use its large holdings of U.S. government debt as leverage, the premier said its investments are based on market principles and “China will remain a responsible long-term investor.”Li promised more market-opening and other reforms as Xi’s government tries to make its cooling, state-dominated economy more productive. He said Beijing will make it easier to start a business and will open more industries to foreign and private competition.The ruling Communist Party promised in 2013 to give a bigger role to market forces and entrepreneurs who generate most of China’s new jobs and wealth. Reform advocates complain they are moving too slowly.Private sector analysts say Xi, who took power in 2012, might accelerate reform after focusing for his first five-year term as party leader on cementing his status as China’s most dominant figure since at least the 1980s.“If there is one thing that will be different from the past, that will be that China will open even wider,” said Li.Beijing plans to “further bring down overall tariffs,” with “zero tariffs for drugs, especially much-needed anti-cancer drugs,” the premier said.Li repeated a promise he made at the March 5 opening of the legislature to “fully open the manufacturing sector” to foreign competitors.“There will be no mandatory requirement for technology transfers and intellectual property rights will be better protected,” he said.The government has yet to say how that might change conditions for automakers and other manufacturers that are required to work through Chinese partners, which requires them to share technology with potential competitors.In a sign of Li’s reduced status as President Xi Jinping amasses power, the premier was flanked by eight newly promoted economic officials, in contrast to previous years when he appeared alone at the annual news conference.They included Liu He, a Harvard-trained Xi adviser who was named a vice-premier Monday and has told foreign businesspeople he will oversee economic reform. Neither Liu nor any of the other officials spoke at the event.The premier traditionally is China’s top economic official but Xi has stripped Li of his most prominent duties by appointing himself to lead ruling party bodies that oversee economic reform and finance policy.last_img read more