Who was St. Patrick and why is his day celebrated on March 17?

first_imgSt. Patrick’s Day is a national holiday in the Republic of Ireland, since this saint is the patron of the country. A holiday celebrated on March 17, is of Catholic origin and has a special meaning for the people of Éire and the Celtic culture. But who was it and why is St. Patrick celebrated this day?The first thing to know is that St. Patrick is neither holy, nor was his name Patrick, nor was he originally from Ireland. This man, who has never been officially canonized by the church, was called Maewyn Succat, was born in 385 in what is now Scotland and was the son of a cleric and Roman officer. Throughout his life, he himself was reflecting the events that occurred in a series of writings and thanks to this he can be known for everything that happened until he became the figure venerated by the Irish.Maewyn’s history with the country of which he would be patron is born at age 16, at which time he was kidnapped by Celtic pirates who moved him from Scotland to the northwest coast of Ireland. At that time, the country was divided into independent tribes and there they sold him as a slave to a Druid. At the service of this teacher, the young man dedicated himself to caring for sheep and began to experience faith in God that would lead him to a new future.After six years of slavery, one night the young man dreamed that God revealed to him by showing the ship in which he had to flee the island. Maewyn walked about 300 kilometers along the Irish coast and when he finally found the ship that was supposed to move him, the captain of the latter refused to embark him given the shortage of money of the boy. It was his pleas that would convince the crew chief, which finally led him to French Brittany.Finally free, the young man delved into the Catholic faith and, first in Canes and then in Auxerre, where he was consecrated bishop and adopted the name of Patrick (meaning father of all citizens), he was preaching and evangelizing different people. From France he would undertake a trip to Rome in which he would meet Pope Celestine I, who would entrust him with the function of being a missionary in Ireland.Returning to the Emerald Island (Ireland is known for the number of green areas), Patrick began to preach the gospel by the various tribes in order to turn the heathen into Christians. It was in Down County where he spent much of this stage and in a barn, nowadays converted into a church in his honor, he began celebrating his masses. From there his word spread throughout the island while he founded new churches and brought together Catholic congregations. The feast of St. Patrick was chosen to extol the culture and values ​​of Ireland. Image: Reuters Thanks to all these actions, St. Patrick became the first person who preached Christianity for Ireland, a pagan land at the time and that today is the third country with more Catholics in the West, behind Italy and Spain. In addition, for his actions, he is credited with a symbol that has ended up linked to Irish culture. This is the three-leaf clover, an object that St. Patrick used to explain the Holy Trinity by assigning to each leaf one of the three divine personalities (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), something that was simple for the learning of the Irish. This plant is the one that symbolizes the saint and which has ended up becoming the country’s heritage along with the color green.St. Patrick died on March 17, 461 in Downpatrick (today in Northern Ireland) and there the Down Cathedral was built where his grave is located but not his relics, it is unknown where he was buried. It was this date of his death the one chosen in 1903 by the Irish nationalist leader, James O’Mara, to commemorate a public holiday in the country that would eventually become the massive National Day of the Republic of Ireland that is currently.Parades and parties of the worldBut St. Patrick’s Day is not originally from the country that welcomed the saint, but from the United States, where immigrants began celebrating it in the 18th century to keep Ireland’s roots alive. This population was increasing from the famine that affected Europe in the nineteenth century and today reaches 40 million Americans with Irish ancestors.Therefore, the American country has become the great exponent of Celtic culture and some of its cities have a society influenced by Ireland. In Boston there is a basketball team dedicated to the culture of the Emerald Island (Boston Celtics), in Chicago the river turns green when it approaches March 17 and in New York, a non-Irish city with more Irish people, the most famous and largest parade in the world for St. Patrick’s Day. Even the city cathedral is dedicated to Saint Patrick.As for Ireland, the first ride that took place on this day was in Dublin in 1931. However, it would not be until 1990, amid tensions between the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom, when it would host the crowd of people with whom the event is known in the 21st century. The government of the country saw on this date the perfect opportunity to promote nationalist symbols, traditional culture and the exaltation of Irish roots in the figure of St. Patrick.In addition, this March 17 monuments from around the world commemorate the saint’s holiday. Places like the One World Trade Center and the Empire State Building in New York, the London Eye in London, the Sydney Opera House, the Colosseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China, the Tower of Pisa or the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro they light up emerald green for the National Day of the Republic of Ireland.Spain is also a participant in the #OlaVerde from different parts of the country as it has been celebrating for other years. In Madrid the City Hall, the Puerta de Alcalá and the Cibeles Fountain are illuminated, in A Coruña, the Celtic city par excellence of Spain, the Tower of Hercules, in Seville the Glorieta de Don Juan de Austria and in Tenerife the Plaza de España. They debut in this play of lights: Barcelona, ​​Santander, Malaga, Zaragoza, Murcia, Cáceres, Valladolid and Tarragona.center_img St. Patrick was born in Scotland, his name was Maewyn and he was never canonizedHe used a clover to explain Christianity and the Holy TrinityThe holiday was spread by Irish immigrants in the USlast_img read more

Ramos, to Piqué: “I sign to win all the Classics with a first half as bad as the one he says”

first_imgThe worst Barça he saw: “Barça has its seal that is possession. His philosophy is respectable for me. We have another style, neither better nor worse, just different. ”Mariano’s goal: “It was a goal that came very well for the game and on a personal level for him. There is nothing as rewarding as a goal in the Classic. We are glad for him to be there. The virtue of Zizou is to always have players ready. ”Vinicius: “Vini lives off the goal, but he has been in a hurry and pressure. You have to give him that peace of mind. He is a very young player with a lot of personality. In the end they have been cracking us all our lives. We have to live with that.”Restlessness of the tier: “Not at all. The slabs are every match. We wanted to recover that spirit because they are a key piece for us. What better way than winning a Classic to regain confidence. It’s an exam every three days. ”Favorites: “I do not like that word. That is for the people. The League was long until losing. We recover the leadership and go game by game as if they were final. We will see who endures. ”City: “I saw the match. The first is self-criticism and for that you have to see it. We did 78 very good minutes and from there there were mismatches. They are lessons for the future. “Resort the red: “The possibility of resorting to it will be done. For me of course. Any option to play that game Madrid will do and I will put pressure. The criterion is relative, some say yes and others say no. Football is like that and cannot be rewound. There is a wonderful game back. ”Zidane resigned with criticism: “I don’t know if he is valued or not. Opinion is not controlled. If anyone has the ass pelao He is the Mr. He does it with a peace of mind like in the countryside. ”Missing Gabriel Jesus: “For me it’s a slight touch.”Rubiales y Casillas, for the presidency of the RFEF: “I am the captain. I have a good relationship with Iker and Rubiales. I always wish the best to Iker but I’m also Rubi’s friend, you’re not going to take anything from me. ” Sergio Ramos analyzed the triumph of Real Madrid in the Classic. The white captain was satisfied with the performance of the team and with the leadership recovered. “There is a lot left and you have to have your feet on the ground,” he said.Leaders: “That’s right. After the last results we wanted to claim and what better way than at home and before a great team like Barça. It was a unique opportunity to depend on ourselves. There are three important points but there is much, we must have feet on the ground. “In the first part they suffered: “We gave the ball a bit to Barça, we decided to be more withdrawn. I do not know if better or worse but it was our decision. They had control of the ball but did not generate chances. In the second part we changed the approach, trying to steal in the opposite field and we started to create occasions and we managed to score. “Based on what they decide to replicate and then take the step forward: “These are phases in the game and decisions are made based on the match. It is not known if sometimes it is better or worse but we did it that way. We will have to go around to see what can be improved. Now, try to keep us up as much as possible. “They learned from defeat against City: “In the end mistakes are learning, they should always help us to improve and make us stronger. This team has led to self-criticism.”Attention to Messi: “In the end, Messi creates a constant uncertainty and you have to be aware. Maybe we emphasized Leo because he is decisive, we put all the attention on him, trying to close the space.”Bernabéu effect: “In the end when the results do not accompany you, you end up feeling in debt. It took a match like that to merge again. Now, to keep us and return it with titles not only with matches.”Later he attended the media present in the ‘mixed zone’.Final match: “I don’t think it was a match ball. There were three important points to merge with the fans, it was normal that they were not happy with us after a difficult year. Important so they don’t go to five points. ”Piqué’s opinion: “Everyone’s opinion is respectable. I signed to win all the Classics by making a first half as bad as he says. The approach was different, in the first we left the ball and in the second we decided to go upstairs. They were not so fresh and we began to generate occasions. If we become thinnerlast_img read more

Figo: “Raúl was a winner and had a little bit of everything”

first_imgThe Portuguese Luis Figo reviewed his career with the Italian Fabio Cannavaro in a live Instagram, and they talked about great players with whom they shared a team like Ronaldo Nazario or Zinedine Zidane, but he stayed with Raúl González, “a winner”.“In my career I have played with great footballers. It would be easier to choose one by demarcation than to stay with just one. I played with Ronaldo, Zidane, Rivaldo, Stoichkov, Guardiola, Hierro, Verón and with whom I was always prepared to score, Raúl “, assured the Portuguese.“Raúl was a winner, because of his mentality he has conquered so much in his career. He always knew how to define and how to move in the field. If you talk about Ronaldo his characteristics are speed and power but with Raúl it is difficult to decide the best, but it had a little bit of everything. He always scored a goal and made a difference “, added.Recalling his change from Barcelona to Real Madrid, in the first elections won by Florentino Pérez, Figo admitted that a key point to take the step was that He did not feel valued at the Catalan club. “It was an important and difficult decision, because I changed from a city that gave me a lot and where it was good; But when you don’t feel that you are recognized for what you are doing, if you have a proposal from another club, you think about it. But I needed the recognition of those who managed Barcelona: when you don’t receive it, if you have another proposal, think about it. All started like this. The president told me “bring the money and go”: if you say so, you get angry, especially if you try to give it your all. That summer I was also able to go to Lazio, which was strong and had the money: they wanted to pay my clause. I chose well, I was looking for a team that had great objectives: it didn’t go wrong, “he admitted.“The great clubs of the world are similar, the main difference is the people who form society, because I came to Madrid with a major change in the presidency and at the beginning it was not easy. It was all new to me, but the integration was good and with the help of everyone I adapted quite well, “he added.Cannavaro sees Figo as the next UEFA president and the Portuguese, although he did not rule it out, assured that he is happy with his current work and being an ambassador for Euro 2020. “At the moment I’m fine with the work I’m doing, I am learning a lot and in the future it will be seen “.last_img read more

Bowyer snaps 190-race losing streak with Martinsville win

first_imgClint Bowyer, right, celebrates with his crew after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Monday, March 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Bell)MARTINSVILLE, Va. — When snow at Martinsville Speedway gave NASCAR a rare day off, Clint Bowyer loaded his car with kids and drove them to North Carolina for a day at the Hall of Fame.As Bowyer returned to the track for Monday’s rescheduled race, he told his 3-year-old son he wanted to take a picture with him in victory lane.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters It was the ninth career victory for Bowyer, but first since he was a legitimate title contender in 2012 before the bottom fell out. He was snared in a cheating scandal with Michael Waltrip Racing, that team never recovered and folded, and Bowyer has been trying to find his footing since.He thanked Gene Haas and Stewart for bringing him to SHR.“To give this old dog a fresh chance and fresh blood with a new opportunity — finally to get the 14 in victory lane is just a weight off the shoulders,” Bowyer said. “It’s been a long time. You start to question if you can get it done or not.”Bowyer began his celebratory burnout before he completed a cool-down lap, and then climbed on the hood of his cars with his arms raised in victory. He jumped into the arms of his SHR crew, and then was met by his son, who had never before seen his father win a Cup race.Cash Bowyer exchanged high-fives with the SHR crew then sat on top of the winning car. Later, in victory lane, Clint Bowyer hugged the Martinsville signature trophy grandfather clock, chugged several beers, and let his son soak in his first post-race celebration.“I wanted that damn clock,” Bowyer said. “How are we going to get it home? What do you do? I’m going to ratchet strap it to my wife’s SUV. We’re going to be the Clampetts with our trophy ratchet strapped to the roof of the SUV, but it’s coming home.”Bowyer is the first driver to notch victories driving a Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford.Now the Kansas native, a die-hard Jayhawks fan, goes into NASCAR’s off weekend ready to celebrate his victory and KU’s spot in the Final Four. As much as he pleaded with wife, Lorra, the victory party won’t be traveling to San Antonio to watch Kansas play.“It was a good week to be a Kansan,” he said. “Hey, babe: I mean, this is a positive thing — can I ride this wave of momentum and make it? It’s KU.”Lorra Bowyer shook her head no. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery “Yeah, I’m going to be watching in my basement,” he smiled.Kyle Busch finished second in a Toyota, and Ryan Blaney, who led 145 laps and won the second stage, was third in a Ford.Martin Truex Jr., the defending series champion and winner last week in California, was fourth in a Toyota. Bowyer teammate Kevin Harvick, winner of three races this season, was fifth and followed by Joey Logano in another Ford.Alex Bowman was seventh and AJ Allmendinger eighth in the highest finishes for Chevrolet drivers.Busch was frustrated after his third runner-up finish of the season.“I mean, we take solace, sure, but you know, ultimately we’re here to win each and every week,” he said.BRAKE CHECKThe closing laps were eventful for Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick, who made contact late in the race. But Harvick insisted he didn’t intentionally brake-check Hamlin at the end.“He hit me a couple times and I was just trying to make sure I had my car under control,” Harvick said. Doing so meant Harvick slowed in front of Hamlin, and Hamlin crumpled the nose of his car when he ran into the back of Harvick.“He just got to me and, I think, bumped me three or four times,” Hamlin said. “And then I was just bumping him back and he brake-checked me. I probably should have brake-checked him in the first place. Cash Bowyer told his father he wanted a checkered flag.Both father and son got their wish.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBowyer snapped a 190-race losing streak dating to 2012 with a dominating victory at Martinsville Speedway. Monday’s win continued the strong start to the NASCAR season for Stewart-Haas Racing, which has won four of the first six races to start the year.“For whatever reason, it felt right driving up here. It’s such a cool place to be able to drive up through the countryside on a two-lane road and think about the race,” Bowyer said. “I told (Cash) this morning, I was like, ‘Dammit, we’ve got to get our picture in victory lane.’ He told me he wanted a checkered flag. No. 1 pick Fultz scores 10 points in 1st game since October “They were just some light bumps here, and then slammed on the brakes. So classy.”Hamlin, who won the first stage, finished 12th.ALLMENDINGER SHINES:AJ Allmendinger is a two-time runner-up at Martinsville who expects to do well on the paperclip.With his eighth-place finish, he felt fairly satisfied.“These are the places we know that we have a better chance at, and we have to take advantage of it,” Allmendinger said. “So I would say I’m OK with eighth.”UP NEXTNASCAR is off for Easter and the Cup Series returns to action April 8 at Texas Motor Speedway. Jimmie Johnson won last year at Texas and then made it two straight the next week with a victory at Bristol. Johnson goes into the break stuck in a career-worst 29-race losing streak. LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback MOST READcenter_img “He’s really proud of that checkered flag!” Clint Bowyer said as the toddler waived the flag, and then leaned his head on his father’s shoulder.Bowyer then went into the stands to greet the fans who returned to Martinsville two days after a snowstorm pushed all track activity to Monday.Bowyer’s victory was his first driving for SHR, the team he joined as Tony Stewart’s replacement last year. The move to SHR was supposed to turn Bowyer’s fortunes around, but his struggles continued through his first year in the No. 14 Ford.He finally figured it out on the short track in Virginia and won for the first time since his victory at Charlotte in October 2012.Bowyer had led just 145 combined laps the last four years and bettered that Monday with 215 laps led and his first career Martinsville victory.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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What can be done about Guyana’s sugar industry

first_imgDear Editor,About a century ago, Japan was perceived as an undeveloped nation; today it is seen as a developed, economic giant. How did this transformation take place?The Japanese sent people abroad to find out how to do things. They then implemented what was learnt.Which brings me to the topic at hand — what to do about Guyana’s ailing sugar industry?There are many large-scale sugarcane producers in the world. Brazil, India, Thailand, China are a few examples. Perhaps what GuySuCo can do is to send people abroad to find out exactly how these countries manage to produce sugar cheaply for the world. By doing so, Guyana will get a better insight into how to reduce the production cost of sugar and increase productivity.In the meantime, there is really no need to “downsize” the sugar industry, as GuySuCo would still need to service/repay its debt. Only by increasing production and reducing the production costs can GuySuCo ever hope to service/repay its debts. Foreign currency would as well be lost from the export revenues, and nearly 5,000 sugar workers would be left without an income.Not only does “downsizing” the sugar industry reduce the amount of sugar produced; the rum industry and maybe a couple of banks would also be affected.The PPP/C Government managed to subsidize sugar and grow Guyana’s economy. I am sure everyone would agree that the APNU/AFC Government can do likewise, especially with oil revenues around the corner.Yours faithfully,Sean Orilast_img read more

Leicester suffer HUGE blow as super scout who found Mahrez quits for Everton

first_imgSuper scout Steve Walsh is leaving Leicester City to become Everton’s director of football.Walsh is currently working as joint assistant manager and head of recruitment for the Premier League champions.He is highly thought of by Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri and is credited with discovering a host of bargain signings, including Jamie Vardy, N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez.Leicester handed the 51-year-old a lucrative new contract in May following his role in the club’s remarkable title success.But Walsh is now understood to have informed them that he wants to join Everton – and Leicester have reluctantly agreed to let him go.The Toffees’ majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has handed new boss Ronald Koeman a huge transfer kitty.He wants Walsh to work with the Dutchman in identifying top talents and develop one of the best player recruitment departments in the country.Walsh is ready to take on the challenge and is set to be confirmed in his new role at Everton later this week. Steve Walsh 1last_img read more

TRAGIC GARDA SCREAMED IN AGONY AFTER HE WAS HIT BY SPEEDING CAR

first_imgA young Donegal Garda screamed in pain for his mother, father and girlfriend just moments after his patrol car was struck at “phenomenal” speed by another car, an inquest heard today.Garda Gary McLoughlin died after suffering multiple injuries as a result of the crash on December 13th, 2009 at Lisfannon, Burt.The inquest into the 24 year old Garda, from Foxfield, Fenagh, Co Leitrim, heard how he was asked to assist detectives who were pursuing a car during a 30km chase. Detectives Noel Jones and Bernard Mullins had followed a red Opel Astra after it had sped off from The Grove garage at Bridgend earlier that night.The Astra, driven by Martin McDermott, had reached speeds of more than 150 KPH as it tried to shake off Gardai.It travelled to the town of Manorcunningham before travelling back towards Bridgend with the aim of escaping across the border to Derry.Detectives Jones and Mullins alerted Garda Gary McLoughlin and his partner Garda Bernard McLaughlin that the car was coming their way.The uniformed Gardai asked if they would deploy the ‘stinger’ device to stop the speeding car but were told it was too dangerous as the Astra could lose control.Instead they were instructed just to get the registration number of the speeding car.Garda Bernard McLaughlin revealed how his partner had slowed down and was traveling on the hard shoulder to get the license plate.However seconds later McDermott came at them on his wrong side of the road.“I saw a haze of lights and Gary said “This is him.” I studied the car and realised instantly it was travelling towards us at phenomenal speed and I shouted that he was going to hit us. It was like a rocket.“Gary pulled left hard into the ditch and if he hadn’t it would have hit us straight on,” he said.After that Garda Bernard McLaughlin said he awoke to find his partner trapped I the car before he finally came through realising he was in horrific pain.“He was in a lot of pain and was calling for his mum and dad Noel and Una and his girlfriend Shauna,” he said.Such was the force of the collision that the engine of the Opel Astra was ripped from the car and thrown down the road.Martin McDermott, now 26, of Castlegrove, Raphoe, was also thrown out of the car and was fond 60 yards down the road by Gardai.McDermott, who has previously been jailed for eight years for the manslaughter of Garda McLoughlin, was twice over the legal drink-driving limit. He had 91 previous convictions for a range of serious crimes.Garda McLoughlin was cut from the car and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.He died the following day, December 14th at 2.20am, after suffering two cardiac arrests.Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis said Garda McLaughlin died from multiple injuries as a result of a road traffic accident.The late Garda’s parents Una and Noel, girlfriend Shauna Bradley and extended family were in court for the inquest.The jury of seven women and two men took just twenty minutes to return a verdict of unlawful killing.Coroner John Cannon said “The fact clearly demonstrates the heroic deed exemplified by the late Gary McLoughlin killed in the line of duty. The loss of Gary McLoughlin, a young and gallant officer, reminds us of the ultimate sacrifice by Gardai and we are reminded of the burdens and demands placed on Gardai.“It is therefore that we should appreciate their hazardous task in the protection of our community underpinning the values of our society. “We are indebted to their daily roles. We appreciate the fact that in doing their duty they put themselves in harm’s way…all so the public may live in a peaceful environment.Supt Kevin English said the Gardai in Buncrana and Donegal continue to suffer the loss of Garda Gary McLoughlin.“Gary wore his uniform with pride and courage. His death was unlawful and totally unnecessary. His spirit is very much alive within the daily lives of the Gardai in Buncrana,” he said.At hearing© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTRAGIC GARDA SCREAMED IN AGONY AFTER HE WAS HIT BY SPEEDING CAR was last modified: January 17th, 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) Tags:buncranaGarda Bernard McLaughlinGarda Gary McLoughlininquestletterkennyMartin McDermottSupt Kevin Englishunlawful killinglast_img read more

Wolves sign Atletico Madrid defender on season-long loan

first_img 1 And we couldn’t let Jonny go without recording a message for everyone. #BienvenidoJonny 🗣📲 pic.twitter.com/OJjXDntvi5— Wolves (@Wolves) July 25, 2018However, after a conversation with Diego Simeone, it was revealed he would not be guaranteed first team football and so has headed out on loan.The 24-year-old is adept on either flank and has even played as a centre-half in the past.Brazil international Felipe Luiz is set to play on for one more season, meaning he must wait another season for more regular opportunities.The Spain Under-21 international becomes Nuno Espirito Santo’s second signing in 24 hours. Wolverhampton Wanderers have completed the signing of Jonny Castro Otto from Atletico Madrid.The versatile defender is commonly referred to as ‘Jonny’ and has just arrived at Atletico from Celta Vigo. Portugal international Joao Moutinho arrived on Tuesday in a £5 million deal from Monaco.Adama Traore looks set to be the next arrival at Molineux, after Wolves activated the Middlesbrough winger’s £18 million release clause. Jonny tangles with Lionel Messi of Barcelona last_img read more

Leeds fans on Twitter: ‘Samuel Saiz is the best player in the Championship’

first_imgSaiz is by far the best player in the championship— leedsunitedworld (@james___lufc) August 14, 2018 1 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack smart causal Saiz is on fire. Please do not play him in any FA Cup games this season. We do not want to jinx it. #lufc— I’d Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) August 14, 2018 ALTERED Can’t even put into words my appreciation for this man. Samu Sáiz, the best player in the league. Yeah I said it. #LUFC pic.twitter.com/fQglMomzt0— LUFC HQ (@LUFC_HQ1) August 11, 2018 WE’VE GOT SAIZ SAMUEL SAIZ I JUST DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HE CAME FROM SUNNY SPAIN TO TAKE US UP AGAIN WE’VE GOT SAMUEL SAIZ #lufc— Armo ☀️🌙 (@Jordan_Armo) August 14, 2018 I know I’ve said it a million times, but Saiz really is the best player in the championship!! He’s untouchable! #lufc #mot— Jack Forster (@JackForster92) August 14, 2018 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS impact Very good again from Leeds. Saiz different class.— Martin Collinson (@redskinsfanuk) August 14, 2018 Is Samuel Saiz the best player in the Championship?Leeds fans certainly think so, and their opinion won’t have changed after another stellar display against Bolton in the Carabao Cup. possible xi How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? gameday How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? NEW ERA Saiz is a little magician— joe gaisford (@JoeGaisford17) August 14, 2018 The Spanish midfield scored a delightful solo goal and, generally, looked a class above everyone else on the pitch.Saiz was excellent in the 4-1 thrashing of Derby on Saturday too, making himself impossible to dispossess and covering acres of ground.Whites fans are confident that, if he continues in this way, he could carry them back to the Premier League: Samuel Saiz School of Witchcraft and Wizardry 🧙🏼‍♂️⚽️— Juance (@juancesaber) August 14, 2018 Saiz on form the best player in this league by an absolute street. Very few players even at the top end can do what he does 👀 #lufc— ⚽️ Kevin Power ⚽️ (@kevinpower93) August 14, 2018 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade highlights possible standings Saiz has been on fire so far this season Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Great to see Samu Saiz back to being literally the best player in the world— Eamo Salah (@EamoV1) August 5, 2018last_img read more

Fischer Nearly Sets 3,000-Meter School Record

first_imgAMES, Iowa – Drake University senior Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) shattered the indoor school record in the 5,000 meters Friday night at the Iowa State Classic.Huston’s time of 16:17.30 eclipsed the previous indoor record by more than 27 seconds to finish 10th in the extremely talented field the included competitors from Notre Dame, Stanford, Kansas, Wisconsin and Alabama.”It’s great to see Emma get our school record,” said Drake University distance coach Dan Hostager. “That record has been on the books for more than 15 years and this will serve her well heading into our conference championship and the outdoor season.”Huston’s performance bested the previous record of 16:44.32 set by Tracey Bearden in 2000. The senior now ranks in the top-seven in three events for the Bulldogs as earlier this season she ran the third-fastest 3,000 meters (9:37.89) and the fourth-fastest mile (4:50.70) in program history.In the men’s races, Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) almost etched his name in the Drake record book in the 3,000 meters with a huge personal best of 8:06.88. That performance was just 0.44 seconds off the 16-year-old school record in the event. Fischer finished 19th in another deep, talented field.”That’s another older record, so Reed’s performance is a great sign for what’s ahead for him,” Hostager added.Kayla Bell (Bolingbrook, Ill.) also continued her strong indoor season for the Bulldogs by winning the long jump with a jump of 19-0.75.Competition for the Bulldogs continues Saturday at 10 a.m. at ISU’s Lied Recreation Center.  Iowa State ClassicAmes, Iowa • Feb. 12, 2016 Drake Individual Women’s Results 200 Meters20. Rai Ahmed-Green, 25.35 5,000 Meters10. Emma Huston, 16:17.30  60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)9. Mary Young, 8.5913. Destani Welch, 8.8725. Virginia Hill, 9.27 High Jump17. Jaclyn Aremka, 5-3 Long Jump1. Kayla Bell, 19-0.75 Iowa State ClassicAmes, Iowa • Feb. 12, 2016 Drake Individual Men’s Results 200 Meters10. Pierce Vincent, 21.8317. Aaron Chier, 22.1121. Demetrius Shelton, 22.1729. Kendall Owens, 22.4936. Nihad Ejubovic, 23.523,000 Meters19. Reed Fischer, 8:06.8839. Rob McCann, 8:17.14 60-Meter Hurdles26. Dominic Lombardi, 8.63 Long Jump14. Johnathan Osifuye, 21-10.75 Weight Throw19. Michael Dolan 51-0.25 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more