Gerard Pique jeered at the Reino de Leon during Spain training

first_img CEST Insults heard in the player’s first training session at Las Rosas, have also carried over to the national team’s training in Reino de Leon in the region’s capital. Jordi Gil Upd. at 10:45 Pique was the only player to be jeered, with no other Barça player getting whistled, and was also subject to terrible insults. The defender was jeered in the first part of the session every time he took a shot at goal during a shooting drill, before receiving the same treatment whenever he touched the ball during a possession exercise. The whistles towards Pique were different from the shouts from fans aimed towards Iker Casillas.center_img 11/06/2015 The player was booed every time he touched the ball by the 8,000 fans that filled the stadium to watch the session, due to his comments made about Kevin Roldan during Barça treble-winning celebrations. The central defender will probably have to face a similarly unpleasant experience on Thursday, but Del Bosque has already said he will give him a rest against Costa Rica, as he is thinking ahead to the 2016 European Championship qualifier against Belarus on Sunday.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of Week — Nelson Figure Skaters

first_imgThe members of the team include, back row, L-R, Naomi Perkins, Christina Champlin, Erica Tolles, Courtney Shrieves and coach Rachel Stewart.Front, Shaen Panko Dool, Morgan Sabo, Soleil Babcock and Charly Defouw. Missing, Sophie Borhi and coach Yoshie Measures. Nelson Figure skaters did more than just turn in solid performances at the Rossland Mini Competition, the Heritage City contingent won the event for the second time in 30 years.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source For Sports would like to salute members of the winning Nelson Figure Skating squad with Team of the Week honours.last_img

Ghostriders outlast Nelson Leafs 6-4

first_imgJordon Kromm and Dylan Defosse, with an empty net marker, each scored two goals to pace the Riders, second in the Eddie Mountain Division behind front-running Kimberley Dynamiters.Aiden Gleisner added the other marker for Fernie.Cole Wyatt, Bryden Pow, Jaden Shumilak and Reid Wilson replied for the visiting team that rallied from a 4-1 deficit early in the second period to tie the contest in the third.Nelson kept Ghostriders’ goalie Ethan Fitzgerald busy for most of the game, outshooting the hosts 48-33.Nelson continues its road trip Friday night in Kimberley against the Eddie Mountain leading Kimberley Dynamiters.Kimberley won the only previous meeting this season between the two division leaders.LEAF NOTES: Cole Wyatt, Bryden Pow, Reid Wilson and Nelson Game Star Shawn Campbell each finished the game with two points. . . . The loss was the second in four meetings for Nelson goalie Anderson Violette. The Calgary, AB, native opened the season with Nelson winning eight consecutive games. After hovering around the top of the KIJHL goalie stats page, Violette has dropped to 11th overall . . . .Nelson’s leading goal scorer Reid Wilson pushed his point streak to eight games. Cole Wyatt has points in the last four games. . . . The game against Fernie is the first in a six-game string away from home. Five of the six games are against Eddie Mountain teams. . . .Next game at the NDCC Arena is Friday, December 13th against Revelstoke Grizzlies. Johnny Elias scored with less than three minutes in the game to power the Fernie Ghorstriders to a 6-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in the East Kootenay City.The win was the second in three meetings for the Ghostriders against the Murdoch Division leaders. Both previous games had been won in overtime.Elias combined with Seamus Keith to snap a shot past Leafs’ netminder Anderson Violette for the game-winner.last_img read more

Kane back up to speed for Spurs after sprint training from Adam Gemili

first_imgHARRY KANE is back up to speed — with help from  Team GB’s world champion sprinter Adam Gemili.Tottenham talisman Kane shook off an ankle injury to make his comeback in last week’s 3-1 win at Chelsea.7 Harry Kane hopes he is now back at full pace for Tottenham following injuryCredit: Getty – ContributorGemili switched sports after coming through the Blues’ youth set-up and playing right-back for Dagenham & Redbridge in League Two.So the world 4x100m relay gold medallist was happy to give some pointers to Kane and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who were using the same training base in Barcelona.Gemili, 24, who is now Down Under for the Commonwealth Games, said: “They came down to watch some of my sessions and drills.”You can learn so much from track and field because it is sport in the purest form. They watched a lot of my movement and technique.7 Adam Gemili has been helping England striker Harry Kane burst back for Spurs7 England striker Harry Kane must hope he is extra sharp after  special coaching from sprinter Adam Gemili in BarcelonaCredit: Getty – Contributor“I brought so much that I learned from football into track and field — teamwork and commitment.“But I’ve taught a lot of friends who are footballers about speed and individual training.”LIGT WORK Tottenham eye move for £50m Arsenal target Matthijs de Ligt with Toby Alderweireld set to leaveEngland hitman Kane has hit 35 goals  this season but Pochettino has not decided if the  24-year-old will start at Stoke today.The Argie said: “He was OK after he played 20 minutes at Chelsea.“This week was good. He worked hard.“We need to see him in one more training  session but he is doing very well and he is hungry to score.”Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham: Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen send Spurs to victory as Chelsea risk missing out on Europe Poch and Kane both signed deals worth £5.5million a year at Spurs last year — yet that still puts them way behind the club’s chairman Daniel Levy, who  got an astonishing pay rise from £2.84m to £6.013m a year.Pochettino joked: “The advantage with him is that he puts up a mirror and negotiates with the mirror!”7 Mauricio Pochettino joked that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is so well paid because he negotiates with the man in the mirrorCredit: MATTHEW CHILDSYet Levy is famous for driving a hard bargain on players’ contracts while his massive rise will also have angered some Spurs fans facing hikes in season-ticket prices at the club’s new stadium next season.But Pochettino added:  “We need to understand that Tottenham Hotspur is a company that  provides football like an entertainment.“People like our chairman get paid a lot of money because they are delivering a great job for this company.“Look at the new  stadium. Daniel is doing a fantastic job.“It does not surprise me what he earns and the players are not concerned about that.”7 Chairman Daniel Levy was praised by Mauricio Pochettino for doing a good jobCredit: Rex Featuresmost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bash7 Adam Gemili says the purity of training for track events can help team playersCredit: Getty Images – GettyPochettino’s deal runs until 2021 and revelations of Levy’s pay packet might put him in a stronger negotiating position when it comes to hammering out a new deal.But he added: “I am happy with my salary —  if I am happy when I sign my contract, I cannot complain because no one put a gun against my head.“I have three years more after this season. Of course it is the club’s decision to have a discussion or not if they are happy with my job.”7 Dele Alli bags his second and Spurs third as they end their Stamford Bridge jinx – winning 3-1 last weekend as Harry Kane returned to the benchCredit: Getty Images – GettyCLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign up offer from Sun Betslast_img read more

All Blacks romp over South Africa

first_imgA week after being humbled 39-20 by Australia, the Springboks slumped even further as they found themselves comprehensively outplayed in the forwards and could not cope with the speed and width of the All Black backs.The New Zealanders stepped up several levels with a far more controlled performance from the decidedly rusty shake-down against Fiji last week.Coach Graham Henry rated the performance at 70 percent and saw the biggest improvement in the work of the forwards.“The lineout was very fluent tonight and obviously the boys got scrum dominance as the game went on and we played well at the breakdown. They were the areas last week where we were not as effective as we should have been.”McCaw said he could feel a greater intensity in the All Blacks but they could not afford to get carried away by the 33-point winning margin.“It was not a complete performance. We’ve still got to make sure we don’t think we are good enough yet because at times we got things wrong and turned the ball over.”With 21 key players left at home because of injury, the Springboks were always going to struggle, particularly in the forwards where the more experienced All Blacks feasted on a regular supply of turnover ball.Springboks captain John Smit and backrower Danie Rossouw worked tirelessly to provide some opposition in the forwards but could not contain the All Blacks loose pairing of Richie McCaw and Adam Thomson.With conditions ripe for running rugby, the All Blacks then focused on moving the ball wide where wings Cory Jane and Zac Guildford scored two tries each, and prop Wyatt Crockett also scored his try out towards the touchline.Smit said his side was disappointed with their performance, especially being on the back foot so early in the game and never being in a position to recover.“We’ll try to pull as many positives as we can out of it. But at the end of the day it’s disappointing,” he said.With only four of the Springboks starting 15 having more than seven Test caps the inexperience showed as the All Blacks raced to an 18-7 lead by halftime, and added another 22 unanswered points in the second half.In the process, McCaw overtook Smit as the most successful Test captain with his 52nd victory from 59 Tests.It was also a record-breaking outing for All Blacks pivot Dan Carter, who suffered an off-night with the boot missing four shots at goal but still contributed 10 points to become the top all-time points scorer in Test rugby with 1204, nine clear of England’s Jonny Wilkinson.Carter opened the scoring with an early penalty and the All Blacks stamped their mark on the game soon after with two quick tries.Crockett bagged the first when the Springboks ran out of defenders as the All Blacks over-stretched them by repeatedly moving the ball from one side of the field to the other.From the restart, Ali Williams claimed the ball uncontested, it was chipped over the Springbok backs where the All Blacks were able to regather and Guildford scampered 40 metres to score.South Africa enjoyed a brief period in control midway through the half and scored their sole try when Morne Steyn turned down a shot at goal from 38 metres and kicked for the corner.They won the lineout and a series of forward drives eventually broke the All Black defence with Smit crashing over near the posts for Steyn to convert.But they had little time to celebrate as the All Blacks struck back with Jane breaking free down the right wing and stepping around Steyn to score in the corner.South Africa made an aggressive start to the second half but they no sooner looked threatening than they turned the ball over and promptly found themselves a further seven points down.Carter exposed the limited defence on a long run which ended with Ma’a Nonu held up over the line in the left corner. From the resulting scrum Jane was able to stroll across the line unopposed on the right wing.Guildford scored his second try when Sonny Bill Williams came on as a midfield replacement and created a hole with one of his trade-mark offloads.The All Blacks rounded off their scoring with a planned backline move which put replacement Colin Slade over for a try.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The All Blacks carved up an under-strength Springbok side to open their Tri-Nations account with an emphatic 40-7 victory at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday.They scored six tries to one in the runaway win as they exposed the inexperience of the South African line-up.last_img read more

Are You Filling The Gap Effectively?

first_imgWe have the opportunity to talk with many people about issues they deal with in their work and professional lives.  While doing so, we learn a great deal about what seems to be working well and what does not work so well.  This type of discussion often leads to identifying some type of gap either in their professional work, or in the organization they are part of.  Getting down to the gap is sometimes easy, but often hard, because people often get distracted with symptoms and don’t know how to identify the true root causes of the issues they are dealing with.Gap Analysis is a term used in many professions.  Each one of us, at some point, has to identify where we are versus where we want to be.  The difference between the current and desired outcome is the Gap that needs to be overcome or bridged.I have the privilege of working with others to help identify this gap.  The gap can usually be associated with one of the following when it comes to analyzing an organization:wrong skill set in a given role solid skill set in the role, but not for the current or future needs for the organization team of skilled members, but not possessing the right complementary skills or experiences for the current and/or future needs of the organizationTalent Acquisition is not an easy process, but it becomes even more challenging when the leaders of a firm don’t really understand all of the players on the team.Finding the right “fit” is a key process in making sure that teams and organizations work as effectively as possible.  We have had the ability to help many find this right fit.How do you go about finding the right fit?  There are several ways:feedback from team members feedback from clients assessment using tools that measure a variety of preferences and motivators for each given individualFilling the gap is never an easy process, but it can be more successful when a firm takes the time to review and discuss the external and internal issues that affect the team and each member of the team.Knowing the gap comes first.Understanding where you want to go comes next.Filling the gap can then be done effectively after the first two steps are done.How do you go about filling your gaps? Originally posted on Ryan Search Blog.last_img read more

FINAL HIT OUT FOR YOUTH WORLD CUP MENS 20’S

first_imgFor Australian Mens 20’s Coach Sam Ayoub, the 2004 NSW State Cup is about more than some good Touch viewing, a great time at the function or a chance to catch up with Touch mates. This is the final quality hit out his Australian 20 Years players will get before the 2004 Youth World Cup. The Youth World Cup is being held from January 19-23 at Kawana Waters on the Sunshien Coast and the tournament is coming quicker than people realise. With almost all of his players NSW based, Ayoub is pleased to see that a large proportion are representing Open sides in the State Cup. “This tournament is fantastic conditioning for the boys, it’s a great competition of Touch,” Ayoub said. “Playing in the Mens Open division exposes the boys to some quality opposition, something that will really challenge them and help with their preparation for the Youth World Cup.” With son Jai and also Troy Malcolm playing for the Parramatta Mens Open side, as well as Jay Miller playing for Western Suburbs, Mat Bird for Canterbury, Marc Kovacic for Penrith, James Harrington for Lismore and several others for Mens 23’s sides such as Yass and Western Suburbs, Ayoub is guaranteed of the chance to see how a large majority of his players are shaping up for the Youth World Cup. Not only is the tournament tough on fitness and skills, with each team playing around 10 or more games in three days, it is a great opportunity for the younger players to play alongside and against Australian Open representatives. Having never won a Men’s 20’s tournament at International level, Sam and his side are keen to reverse their recent results against the New Zealand Mens 20’s. “It’s really important for us to re-establish ourselves at that level and the Youth World Cup is that opportunity. It’s not good enough for us to just win the Opens or Seniors, we want to dominate in every division,” he said. Ayoub is not one to shy away from how tough the Kiwi sides will be however. “The New Zealand teams have been preparing for this for a long time, they are well drilled and well organized and are eager to maintain their dominance. We’re eager to take that away.” By Rachel Moyle media@austouch.com.aulast_img read more

a month ago​Coleman says Sheffield Utd win can restore Everton confidence

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Coleman says Sheffield Utd win can restore Everton confidenceby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSeamus Coleman believes that Sheffield United is the best chance for Everton to get their season back on track.The Blues face off against the newly promoted side off the back of a disappointing loss to Bournemouth.The consistency necessary to grab a top four or top six finish is still eluding Everton.But Coleman thinks they can start with a win against Sheffield and go from there.”We have to make sure we retain our confidence from our home form and try to make amends [following Bournemouth] against Sheffield United and go on from there,” Coleman told evertontv.”When you put on the Everton shirt – whether you are old or young – you have to take responsibility, to be brave and look for the ball at all times and help your teammates.”Not many of us could hold our heads high coming off the pitch [on Sunday] and that’s the truth.”Our home form is good but away from home at the minute it is disappointing and something we need to put right very fast if we want to be better this season.”We have to go into the Sheffield United game… and hopefully get three points and move forward and try to put it right.” last_img read more

Canada falling behind other nations because of Arctic moratorium CAPP

first_imgPaul Barnes, Atlantic Canada and Arctic director for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, says recent moves by the U.S. under President Donald Trump to reopen the Alaskan Arctic to drilling illustrate Canada’s “lost opportunities.”He says the ban on development creates uncertainty in the market and means Canada isn’t able to compete for investment dollars for Arctic drilling or related research, despite ongoing Arctic development by nations such as Norway and Russia.But LeBlanc says Ottawa is using its time to consult with northern people, governments and industry and come up with a science-based report to inform its review of the moratorium in 2021.“Done properly, oil and gas development can bring growth and prosperity to a region that in some cases may have been overlooked for a long time,” said LeBlanc.“However, the development … must be done properly with the full support of scientific data and research.” CALGARY, A.B. –  An oil and gas industry representative says Canada is “falling behind” the U.S. and other nations in developing its rich Arctic natural resources because of a five-year moratorium on offshore drilling in the North put in place in 2016.But Northern Affairs minister Dominic LeBlanc defends the ban as a necessary device to ensure the resource is developed in a way that is environmentally sensitive, allows Indigenous input and is based on science.The debate touched off in 2016 when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and then-U.S. president Barack Obama announced offshore Arctic development restrictions is being revisited at the Arctic Oil & Gas Symposium in Calgary.last_img read more

Beside The Points For Monday Dec 4 2017

Oh, and don’t forgetThe Detroit’s Silverdome did not implode this past weekend, a state it has had a lot of practice of doing but this was the weekend that they really wanted it to implode. We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe College Football See more NFL predictions See more NBA predictions NBA All newsletters Things That Caught My EyeChapecoense make a return!Five days after the one-year anniversary of the crash that killed 71 people and nearly destroyed the Chapecoense soccer team, the rebuilt Brazilian club clinched a return to the 2018 Copa Libertadores, the very tournament that the 2016 squad was traveling to compete in the final against Atletico Nacional. The 2-1 victory over Coritba meant Chapecoense will finish eight and qualify for the group stages of the South American club competition. [Goal]Tiger Woods? Now there’s name I haven’t heard in a few days.Tiger Woods, golfer, competed in the Hero World Challenge last week mounting another return to professional golf. Despite being the 1,199th ranked golfer in the world, Tiger has been claiming headlines despite not winning a tournament since 2013. Indeed, he gets more ink than all the people who have at times held the No. 1 world ranking since 2014. Tiger Woods has been the most written about player in golf for 24 of the past 47 months. On one hand, that’s nuts, on the other hand, the whole objective of golf is to play the least amount of golf, right, so from that point of view the golfer not playing all that much golf may very well be the best, right? Right? [FiveThirtyEight]Ohio sports receives newest chip for amply chipped shoulderThe College Football Playoff selection committee was presented with a difficult decision on whether to award Big Ten champion Ohio State with the fourth playoff berth or whether to give America another Alabama-Clemson game. Going into the day, we estimated there was a 40 percent change Ohio State would get the ticket, 28 percent chance it’d go to Alabama, and a 20 percent chance it’d go to USC. Only one other time in playoff history did a team that wasn’t a conference champion get into the playoff Clemson will face Alabama and Oklahoma will play Georgia in the first games of the playoff. [FiveThirtyEight]How fortunate for RussiaRussia, the hosts of the 2018 World Cup, got into what appears to be one of the weakest groups in modern World Cup history, with Group A — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Russia and Uruguay — having an average Elo rating 97.8 points lower than cup average. That’s the lowest since 1986. As a result, Russia has a 74 percent chance of advancing out of the group stage. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our fun new interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Ingram & Kamara remain ridiculousThe tandem running backs of the New Orleans Saints have been running all over the league this season, and Sunday’s win over NFC South rivals the Carolina Panthers involved both racking up more than 100 yards from scrimmage, the fourth game this season they’ve both pulled that off. No running back duo has pulled off such a feat since Roger Craig and Wendell Tyler for the 49ers in 1985. [ESPN]Niners win and give Cleveland a path to the top pickA San Francisco 49ers win over Chicago means that Cleveland is two games ahead of San Francisco and New York Giants in pursuit of the the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL draft. By day end Sunday they had in the ballpark of a 90 percent chance of claiming the top pick. [ESPN]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number6 winsKansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, and Oakland are each 6-6, and any of them could plausibly win the AFC West. Right now Kansas City has the inside track, with a 59 percent chance, Los Angeles has a 26 percent chance and Oakland has a 15 percent chance. For each team, winning the division the only conceivable path to the postseason: They’d each be fighting the 7-5 Ravens and 8-4 Jaguars or Titans for those wildcard spots. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: Sunday, noonishneil:Bama!andrea:What do we think of this? I was biased in favor of Ohio despite my Michigan background but thought they’d choose AlabamaThat said all the stuff about Alabama’s consistency was surprising to me because good teams playing less good teams are going to consistently look better than good teams playing good teamsDoes that make sense?neil:Yeah, definitely. Although to Bama’s credit, they played a number of teams roughly as good as Iowa (Miss State, LSU, etc) and handled them instead of losing by 31. (Then again, they also didn’t have any signature wins like OSU had over Penn St. and Wisc…)In that sense, the committee probably did hold Ohio State’s low point against them, and downplayed their high pointsPredictions NFL See more college football predictions read more