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Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012

first_imgReal Madrid’s players celebrate at the end of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Real Madrid wins the Spanish league for the first time in five years, avoiding its biggest title drought since the 1980s. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)MADRID — Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years on Sunday, and kept rival Barcelona from its third straight championship.Zinedine Zidane’s team secured its 33rd league title with a 2-0 win at Malaga with goals by Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema.ADVERTISEMENT While Barcelona struggled in its game against Eibar, Karim Benzema sealed the victory in the 55th minute off the rebound of a close-range shot by Sergio Ramos, securing Madrid its second league title in the last nine years.Madrid hadn’t gone five straight seasons without a league title since 1981-85. It will pursue its third Champions League title in four seasons in a final against Juventus in Cardiff on June 3. It would be Madrid’s first double in the European competition and in La Liga in nearly six decades.It was the first league title for Zidane, the former France great who took over Madrid for his first head-coaching job less than 1 ½ years ago.“It is very important to lift this trophy again after so many years without being able to win La Liga,” said Zidane, who was thrown up and down by his players after the final whistle. “I’ve won everything with this club, but this title is special. This is the happiest day in my professional career.”Players wore shirts with the No. 33 — in a reference to the 33rd title — as they celebrated on the pitch before heading back to Madrid to meet their fans in a major public plaza.ADVERTISEMENT Madrid has already won the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup this season.At the Camp Nou, Barcelona saw its chances of another league title take a hit after Japanese midfielder Takashi Inui scored in the seventh and 61st minutes.Barcelona started its comeback with an own-goal by Eibar defender David Junca in the 63rd, and Luis Suarez equalized in the 73rd after Lionel Messi had missed a penalty kick a few minutes earlier.Messi, the league’s scoring leader with 37 goals, converted another penalty in the 75th and closed the scoring in injury time.Eibar played a man down from the 74th as defender Ander Capa was sent off.It was Barcelona’s last game at the Camp Nou with its coach Luis Enrique, who is leaving the club after the season ends.“I can’t complain about our team,” Luis Enrique said. “We fought until the final minute and we never gave up. We have to congratulate the champions.”Barcelona will play the Copa del Rey final against Alaves next Saturday.___CALDERON’S GOODBYE For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Villarreal finished with 67 points, three more than Real Sociedad and four more than Athletic, which can still qualify for Europe’s second-tier tournament if Barcelona beats Alaves in the Copa del Rey final.Third-placed Atletico had already qualified for the Champions League, along with fourth-placed Sevilla, which will have to go through a playoff to get into the competition’s group stage.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jinder Mahal wins WWE title at Backlash Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “To win the title in the last round feels that much better,” Cristiano Ronaldo said. “We deserved it.”The last-round victory gave Madrid a three-point advantage over second-placed Barcelona, which rallied from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2 at the Camp Nou.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundMadrid entered the final weekend needing a draw to guarantee its first title since 2012 and avoid its worst title drought since the 1980s.Ronaldo put Madrid in control early in Malaga, entering the area and rounding the goalkeeper before finding the open net, after a pass by Francisco “Isco” Alarcon two minutes into the match at the Rosaleda Stadium. It was Ronaldo’s 14th goal in his last nine matches in all competitions. Atletico Madrid earned a 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao in an emotional final game at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, which will be demolished to give way to a modern housing complex.Fernando Torres scored two goals early in the first half and Angel Correa added another in the second as the hosts said goodbye to the stadium where it has played for the last 50 years.Atletico next season will move into the Wanda Metropolitano, a modern 68,000-capacity stadium on the outskirts of the Spanish capital.“It’s hard to express our feelings after a day like today,” Torres said. “We have a lot of memories here, a lot of things went through your mind. It’s been 50 years of a lot of happiness in this venue. It was an honor to be part of it.”The nearly 55,000 fans who packed the Calderon stayed at the stadium long after the final whistle on Sunday as the team organized a series of tributes for the occasion.The stadium will still host the Copa del Rey final next Saturday, and a day later an exhibition match involving former players will officially close the venue.___EUROPA LEAGUE SPOTSAthletic Bilbao ended in seventh place after the loss at Atletico, without one of the two spots for the Europa League next season.Villarreal secured fifth place with a 3-1 win at Valencia, and Real Sociedad ended sixth after scoring late in a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo. View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working LATEST STORIES MOST READlast_img read more

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NIALL BLANEY: FAMILY RALLY AROUND ROSALEEN AS SPLIT BECOMES PUBLIC

first_imgRELATIVES and friends have been rallying Rosaleen Blaney as news of her split from husband TD Niall became public.The mum-of-three is said to be devastated.And last night one former supporter of her husband – the Deputy for Donegal North East – told donegaldaily.com: “Rosaleen is a very strong woman. She’s the rock of the family. “She will get over the marriage break-up, there’s no doubt about that.”Mr Blaney has left the family home in Rosnakill, he told supporters last week.He broke the news at a party meeting having learned that the Mail on Sunday were planning to run a story.He is now spending a great deal of time at his new home in Dublin, friends say. NIALL BLANEY: FAMILY RALLY AROUND ROSALEEN AS SPLIT BECOMES PUBLIC was last modified: January 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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Watch highlights of the draw between Hamilton and Dundee United

first_imgWatch highlights of the 0-0 draw between Hamilton Accies and Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership.Eji Kawashima’s late heroics rescued a point for Premiership basement boys Dundee United against Hamilton at New Douglas Park.With four minutes to go the Japanese goalkeeper threw himself to his right to keep out Ali Crawford’s penalty and ensure a tense battle finished level.Hamilton were then reduced to 10 men in injury time when Michael Devlin was shown a second yellow card for deliberately handling the ball. The first half was an uninspiring affair, with both sides struggling to carve out meaningful changes.last_img read more

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‘We can stop this now’ – strong campaign launched to save rural Post Offices

first_imgA Donegal Councillor has hit out at alleged privatisation tactics of An Post which involve the closure of local post offices. Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easpuig has called a public meeting this Wednesday 5th September for the community to explore ways to protest the closure of several local amenities in West Donegal.Seventeen post offices in Donegal have been listed for consolidation by An Post, as part of a nationwide policy to close 159 offices in total within the state. Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig has put forward a view that An Post’s moves are a signal of impending privatisation of the service.He said: “Under the previous Fianna Fáil led government from 2002 to 2011, 629 Post Offices were closed in the 26 Counties. Both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael believe in acting in the interest of big business, making rich people richer.“I believe what is happening right now is that the overall objective of both parties is to get rid of the non-profitable Post Offices right across the state and only keep the profitable Post Offices and then sell the state company off to an already wealthy private company. This will never be in the interests of the people of Gaoth Dobhair, or anywhere else for that matter.”The public meeting will be held in Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar on Wednesday 5th September at 7pm. Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig said it is imperative that the community takes a stand to protest further removal of services from the North West. Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig said: “The government is saying that it is a decision taken by An Post and that they will provide a better service after the closures. We don’t believe them. This is the sort of message that Margaret Thatcher delivered as she was slashing and privatising community services in Britain. Ronald Reagan did the same in America.“The sheer hypocrisy of the state in dealing with our community is highlighted by the fact that this year, Bliain na Gaeilge, they are telling the community that they have to formulate a plan to preserve the Irish language in the Gaeltacht, yet at the same time they are cutting back on basic services that we need.“A language cannot survive unless the community that kept it alive for countless generations survives and the state couldn’t care less about that.“We can stop this now. We are asking the community to attend the meeting on Wednesday and show their support for a strong campaign to oppose the closure of our post offices,” Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig concluded.‘We can stop this now’ – strong campaign launched to save rural Post Offices was last modified: September 3rd, 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:An PostCllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuigmeetingpost officeslast_img read more

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Kraus finishes in top five at Memphis, leads K&N East

first_imgFor Hub City TimesMILLINGTON, TN – Derek Kraus came away with a top-five finish at Memphis International Raceway on June 1 to retain his lead in the championship standings of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.The 17-year-old NASCAR Next driver from Stratford turned in a solid performance in the 150-lap race on the3/4-mile Tennessee track – finishing fifth in the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS/Curb Records Toyota Camry.“We were struggling with our drive off at the end of the race, but other than that it was still a consistent top five for our BMR NAPA Toyota. So, that’s a good day,” said Kraus.With his fifth-place finish, Kraus leads the K&N East standings by three points – with two wins, three top-five, and five top-10 finishes in five starts this season. He also leads in the chase for the championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.The Memphis race, won by Chase Cabre, is slated to be televised on NBCSN on June 5.The next event on the K&N Pro Series East schedule will at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut on June 15.last_img read more

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Google Makes Finding Places Easier on Android’s Google Maps App

first_imgmike melanson With nearly 1.5 billion mobile users estimated to be using location-based search and information services by 2014, it’s no secret that the race is on to take the lead in serving up local search results on mobile platforms. To that end, search engine giant Google has made efforts on multiple fronts, including its latest aggregation of mapping and business information, Google Places.Today, the company announced an update to Google Maps for Android users that it says will offer “an even better way to find places nearby”.As Michael Siliski, the product manager for the Google Mobile Team, writes on the Google Mobile Blog, providing local search results has been a “continued focus” for the company and the addition of Google Places to the Android version of Google Maps is its latest offering. On Android-powered phones with Google Maps 4.4, you’ll find the new Places icon in the app launcher with the rest of your apps. Press and drag it right onto your home screen to use it when you’re looking for a restaurant, shoe store, movie theater or any other type of local business. You’ll get a detailed list of all the nearest places and can choose one to learn more about it on its Place Page. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Google#Location#mobile#news#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The app offers a list of standard categories, such as bars, attractions or ATMs, and allows for user-added frequent searches. In the initial search results, you’ll get a basic smattering of information, including operating hours, distance and even compass direction from your current location. When you find what you’re looking for, clicking on the link will bring you to a place’s “Place Page”, where you’ll find information like pricing, hours, parking, menu, aggregated user-submitted reviews, maps, contact information and on. The latest version of Google Maps is available for Android users running Android 1.6 and higher, and will be coming soon to BlackBerry users on the mobile website. iPhone users will have to wait for any similar features, or use the mobile website, as the iPhone app is made in-house by Apple.last_img read more

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Apple Approved: iSwifter Lets You Play Popular Flash Games on the iPad

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces frederic lardinois We were able to give the app a try before launch. While it’s great to be able to play these games on the iPad now and while iSwifter’s application is quite well designed, it’s hard not to notice that the apps don’t play directly on the iPad. As with many remote desktop apps, there is often a slight delay between clicks and you can easily notice how the app sometimes struggles to refresh the screen fast enough. For the most part, this doesn’t really matter right now, as the available games tend to be puzzle games (Screw the Nut, Book of Treasures, etc.) that don’t need a very fast screen refresh rate to be playable. This does, however, limit the platform’s usefulness for more action-oriented games. Currently, the available games also don’t need any keyboard input to be playable, but it remains to be seen how well iSwifter will be able to cope with more complex apps that rely on more complex commands than just a mouse click.For now, iSwifter is only available for the iPad and only works over WiFi networks. The company plans to add support for 3G networks soon and launch iPhone and Android apps in the near future. Even though Apple still refuses to allow Flash on the iOS platform, there is now a way to play at least some popular Flash-based games on the iPad. Apple just approved iSwifter (iTunes link), a free app that bypasses Apple’s Flash embargo by simply streaming the games to your iPad, similar to what OnLive does with PC games. Games run on a central server and the iPad app basically works like a remote desktop client and relays the user’s input back to the server.Before you get too excited, it’s important to note that the app currently only features a very limited set of games from Yahoo! Games, AOL Games.com, Facebook and Kongregate. The team plans to add more games over time, though, and announce more partnerships with other Flash-gaming portals, too. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Adobe#Apple#gaming#mobile#news#web Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Google’s New Honor System for Highlighting Original Journalism on the Web

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Tags:#Google#news#web A lot of content on the Web today is syndicated across multiple sites. For Google News, that’s a problem, as the service has to determine which one of these sources to pick as a headline. Today, Google introduced two new metatags that allow publishers to give “credit where credit is due,” as the company puts it, and highlight original sources and indicate when something is a syndicated copy. Google will use this information to rank stories on Google News. The two new tags that Google introduced today are syndication-source and original-source. The syndication-source tag can be used to indicate the location of the original story. The original-source tag should be used to highlight the URL of “the first article to report a story.” A story that uses material from a variety of original sources can include more than one original-source tags to point to these. Both of these tags can also point to the current page URL, so publishers can call attention to their own original reporting. You can find more details for how to implement these tags on your site here.For now, Google still calls this an experiment is only using the syndication-source tag in its rankings to distinguish among groups of duplicate articles. The original-source is “only being studied” and doesn’t factor into Google’s rankings yet.It is worth noting that the hNews microformat, which was developed by the Associated Press and the Media Standards Trust, already offers a similar functionality, including a tag for identifying the originating organization for a news story. According to Google, though, “the options currently in existence addressed different use cases or were insufficient to achieve our goals.”Can You Trust the Internet?The problem with this system is that it is based on trust, as Search Engine Land’s Matt McGee rightly notes. Nobody can stop a spammer from marking unlicensed copies of a story as original sources, for example. In it’s FAQ for these tags, Google says that it will look out for potential abuse and either ignore the source tags from offending sites or completely remove them from Google News. center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

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Bobby Charlton congratulates Wayne Rooney on breaking his record

first_imgEngland football legend Bobby Charlton has congratulated Wayne Rooney after he became the country’s top goal-getter and believes that the Manchester United striker will continue to scale new heights.Rooney scored from a penalty spot on Tuesday night against Switzerland in Euro 2016 qualifier to skip past Charlton’s tally of 49 goals. England won the match 2-0.”On behalf of myself and everyone at Manchester United I would like to say ‘Congratulations Wayne, this is a very proud moment for you and your family’,” Charlton was quoted as saying by the BBC on Tuesday.Also read: England record is dream come true, says Rooney “It is a record that I am sure you will hold for a long time. And it is clear to see that you will go on scoring for your club and country for a long time to come.”Charlton said he was disappointed that his record had been broken, but at the same time expressed his delight as it was Rooney who had bagged it.”I obviously cannot deny that I am disappointed that I now don’t hold this record, however, I am absolutely delighted that it is Wayne, as captain of my beloved club and country, who now holds this record,” Charlton added.Charlton is set to present Rooney with a special golden boot before England’s match against Estonia at Wembley Stadium in October.last_img read more

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Arsenal’s kit launch becomes a disaster after Adidas twitter handle posts racist tweets

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementAdidas UK is currently under the scanner after their new attempt to launch Arsenal’s new kit for the season turned out to be a disaster on twitter.Image Courtesy: Goal.comAdidas UK’s new attempt to launch Arsenal’s home kit for the upcoming season completely backfired on twitter as an innovative campaign was botched due to some twitter handles with offensive names.Adidas launched the #DareToCreate social media campaign along with its release of Arsenal’s new home kit. This campaign prompted fans to share a tweet with the hashtag and when the tweet was posted, it immediately posted produced a Arsenal jersey with the twitter handle on the back.While such an innovative campaign initially caught everyone’s attention, some offensive twitter handles took control of the campaign and the tweets that were generated from them were immediately retweeted widely across the footballing world.For posterity: pic.twitter.com/wN47qoG0Ai— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) July 2, 2019These tweets are currently removed from Adidas’ official twitter account but were seen visible until today morning. A spokesperson from Adidas came out to say that they condemned such a behavior and claimed that diversity was the main motive behind this initiative.“We totally condemn the use of language of this nature, which has no place in our game or society.”“We work hard as a club to encourage diversity and inclusion through our Arsenal for Everyone programme, launched in 2008 as a celebration of the diversity of the Arsenal family.“Through a number of initiatives undertaken in the community, inside Emirates Stadium and throughout the club, Arsenal strives to ensure that everyone associated with the club feels an equal sense of belonging.”Also Read:Neymar’s rumored move to Barcelona could happen sooner than you think!last_img read more