Lights On! Afterschool

first_imgEducation Lights On! Afterschool From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, October 15, 2015 | 4:45 pm More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Make a commentcenter_img Launched in October 2000, Lights On! Afterschool is a nationwide celebration of the many after school services provided for youth. The event has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year. Pasadena Unified School District’s PasadenaLEARNs After School Program, After School Adventures Program, The YMCA, Day One, The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena, College Access Plan, A Step Ahead and The Partnership for Children Youth and Families are working together to highlight our community’s wonderful after school programs.The Pasadena Unified School District services approximately 20,000 youth and children. Of those 20,000, almost half of them are served by one of our community’s after school programs!Dr. Brian McDonald, Superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District, invites you to join the communities of Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre in a weeklong celebration of afterschool programs beginning Monday, October 19, 2015 and ending Friday, October 23, 2015. The Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families in conjunction with community afterschool programs will host a community event on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at El Portal Restaurant from 5:30-7:30pm. Join local business owners, city officials, district employees, and community members in highlighting the tremendous work of afterschool programs in our communities. The event sends powerful messages that, while millions of children are served after school, many continue to need quality afterschool programs. Find out what you can do to support afterschool programs.Celebrations will be held throughout the week at the following locations:Location and DateEliot Middle School Monday, October 19, 2015John Muir High School Tuesday, October 20, 2015Blair High School Wednesday, October 21, 2015Pasadena High School Thursday, October 22, 2015Wilson Middle School Friday, October 23, 2015Activities will begin at 4:00 p.m.“Come out and join us at one of our locations as we celebrate Lights On After School!” 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

Germany put the whole of Croatia on the red list

first_imgRobert Koch Institute put the whole of Croatia on the list of epidemiologically risky areas. All who return to Germany from Croatia must undergo a mandatory 14-day self-isolation, or show a negative test no older than 48 hours. Photo: Side dish: Information on international risk management by the Auschwitz Association, BMG and BMIcenter_img Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 46.547 people infected with the new coronavirus have been recorded to date, of which 2.772 in the past 24 hours. In the past 24 hours, 2.772 new cases were recorded in Croatia, so the number of currently ill (active cases) in Croatia today is 15.106. Among them, 1.027 patients are in hospital, of which 74 are on a respirator. In the past 24 hours, 9.287 people were tested. last_img read more

Independents Play A Key Role In Monmouth County Elections

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaMany people think of Monmouth County as Republican. But while many positions of power are held by the GOP, there are more registered Democratic voters in the county than Republicans.If one were to look at the political affiliation of the Monmouth County-wide elective seats – Sheriff, Clerk, Surrogate and Board of Freeholders – all eight seats are held by Republicans.As for the two state legislative districts entirely in the county, the 11th and 13th districts, they break down into two Republican state senators, two Republican Assembly members, and two Democrat Assembly members.That works out to 12 Republicans, two Democrats.Add in the 12th and 30th legislative districts and the 4th and 6th Congressional districts, although they sprawl into other counties, and the breakdown is two Republican state senators, four Republican Assembly members, one Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives and one Democrat member of the House of Representatives.Hence, the county’s reputation as Republican. So, it may surprise the public that there are 117,789 registered Democrat voters in the county to the Republican’s 114,279.The Special Services Complex, in Freehold Township, is where Monmouth County’s three election offices are based.But, according to political observers, it is those registered voters unaffiliated with a party – 213,345, or about 48 percent of the overall 446,831 registered voters – that make the difference by leaning Republican when they cast their ballot.“It’s obvious who would push them over, the unaffiliated,” said Mary DeSarno, the county superintendent of elections/commissioner of registration.This leads to the old joke: What is an unaffiliated voter in Monmouth County? It is someone who moved to the county and does not want to tell their Democrat family back in Hudson and Essex counties they are now voting Republican.“We get  a lot of newcomers who were registered as Democrats and moved to our county and find the Republicans are doing a good job and begin to vote Republican,” said state Sen. Jennifer Beck, a Republican who represents the 11th Legislative District.County Democrat Party Chair Vin Gopal said unaffiliated voters in Monmouth County generally vote Republican and the GOP has a machine in place.“(But) we’ve watched that machine crumble,” said Gopal, pointing to such Democrat victories as those in 2015 of 11th District Assembly members Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, the first time since 1991 a Democrat has won that district.Of the county’s 446,831 voters registered for the Tuesday, Nov. 8, General Election, 423 are members of the Libertarian Party, 298 Green Party, 296 Conservative Party, 198 U.S. Constitution Party, 88 Socialist Party, 85 Natural Law Party and 30 Reform Party.Only voters registered by the Oct. 18 deadline can take part in the general election. 17,000 more voters are registered to vote in the Nov. 8 general election than were registered for the June 7 primary elections, an increase of about 4 percent.In a general election, voters do not have to follow their registered party lines, leaving an open ballot.“It’s so hard to predict what’s going to happen in an election,” Houghtaling said. “But I think the independents (unaffiliated) are critical to an election.”Additionally, it is a presidential election year.“I know the presidential (election) is getting people out to vote,” said Lillian G. Burry, a Republican member of the county Board of Freeholders.It is a topsy-turvy presidential election year, with blatant differences between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, along with both passionate voter support and dislike for the two.“I think it’s going to break even,” Gopal said. “Maybe Trump wins Monmouth County, maybe Clinton, but it should be competitive.”Will there be a coattail-effect from the presidential race down the ballot?“I’m not sure what’s happening this election,” Houghtaling said. “A lot of people’s minds aren’t made up or they’re not saying because they dislike both candidates.”Monmouth County voters have a thoughtful, independent streak, Gopal said. “I don’t think there’s going to be coat-tailing. I think Monmouth County voters are smart, they have a history of zigzagging the ballot. I think they’ll do it again.”The results are “very difficult to predict, because Monmouth County has a past history” of an independent streak in its voters, Beck said. In her 11th Legislative District, President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and Gov. Christ Christie, a Republican, both carried the district two times.Beck pointed to her hometown of Red Bank, where Democrats outnumber Republicans about 2 to 1. Yet Republicans win there, Beck said.“Residents have a willingness to vote person over party,” Beck said. “I think that’s a Monmouth County trademark.”On Election Day, the polls are open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The county has 458 voting districts, using 916 voting machines.Any voter turned away at a voting machine can vote by provisional, or paper, ballot or take the case to a state Superior Court judge. Judges will be on duty Election Day at the county Special Services Complex, 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold Township.Early voting is already taking place.last_img read more

Track & Field Has A Phenomenal Day To Close the Iowa State Classic

first_img60-Meter Hurdles (Final)2. Mary Young, 8.39 4×400-Meter Relay8. Drake, 3:50.34 Complete Results (HTML) 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)1. Mary Young, 8.3713. Victoria Coombe, 9.02 AMES, Iowa – The Drake University track and field teams recorded three performances that rank in the top-10 all-time at Drake and nine personal bests during the second day of the Iowa State Classic Saturday.”Today and was a great day for the team,” said co-interim head coach LaRon Bennett. “I asked them to give their best and expect great results.”Early in the afternoon, junior Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) continued to lower her personal best by clocking a time of 8.37 in her preliminary heat of the 60-meter hurdles. That time was the second fastest in school history and fastest qualifying time of the day. Later she took second in the final of the event in 8.39.”Mary had monster PR in the hurdles,” Bennett added. “We had a game plan that she executed it perfectly, but even I was shocked when I saw 8.37.”The Bulldogs’ 4×400-meter relay team also turned in the sixth fastest women’s time in school history with a time of 3:50.34 to take eighth place. 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)13. Hudson Priebe, 8.4323. Dominic Lombardi, 8.60 Mile38. Chris Kaminski, 4:19.70 Complete Results (PDF) Mile16. Morgan Garcia, 5:10.36 800 Meters48. Xavier Lechleitner, 1:56.1750. George Webb, 1:56.31 For the men, Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 48-3.25, a personal best for the junior and the sixth-longest jump in school history. In the women’s triple jump, Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) was second with a jump of 40-6.75. Iowa State Classic – Feb. 11Ames, Iowa – Lied Athletic Recreation Center 4×400-Meter Relay10. Drake, 3:24.71center_img Triple Jump2. Taryn Rolle, 40-6.75 Shot Put21. Brittani Griesbaum, 27-7.5 Print Friendly Version Drake Individual Women’s Results400 Meters18. Rai Ahmed-Green, 56.9225. Ebele Okoye, 57.64 Drake Individual Men’s Results400 Meters10. Bas Van Leersum, 47.8425. Hudson Priebe, 48.9346. Malik Metivier, 50.36 800 Meters43. Danielle Griesbaum, 2:17.0850. Kayla Giuliano, 2:22.28 Photo Gallery Select Drake athletes return to competition next weekend at Nebraska for its final tune-up before the MVC Indoor Championship.”We will rest most of the team next weekend, in preparations for the conference meet in two weeks,” Bennett said. “But I’m so proud of this family and what they’ve done so far this season.” Story Links High Jump12. Forest Moses, 6-6.75 On the track, Bas Van Leersum (Zaandam, The Netherlands) was 10th in the 400 meters in 47.84, a time that was just a third of a second off of his school record pace. Triple Jump3. Johnathan Osifuye, 48-3.25last_img read more

Artes e artesanato da África do Sul

first_imgDesde o trabalho dos passeios ou nos mercados das grandes cidades ate aos enclaves rurais profundos, os sul africanos adaptam qualquer material possivel para produzir um artesanato notavel.Ha muito trabalho nos meios tradicionais, com os artistas constantemente a desenvolver o reportorio das artes e oficios africanos. Vao desde bonitos serviços de mesa, a decoraçoes de arvores de Natal e tecidos maravilhosamente bordados, passando pelos artigos mais simples, como porta-chaves e castiçais.Com um poder de invençao muito proprio, os sul africanos adaptaram todos e quaisquer meios ao seu alcance a um mercado que alimenta tanto os locais como os turistas estrangeiros.A juntar aos materiais tradicionais, como contas, palha, couro, tecido e barro, fazem-se peças usando fio telefonico, sacos de plastico, latas de gasolina e tampas de garrafas – ate mesmo etiquetas de latas de comida sao usadas para criar tigelas em papel mache brilhantemente coloridas.À venda em muitas das esquinas de rua sul africanas estao objectos feitos de arame, que podem ser simples representaçoes do globo a carros e bicicletas – capazes de movimento manipulado – passando por telemoveis a fingir e radios.Prosperam as lojas, os mercados e as cooperativas que lidam com artesanato africano, fonte de emprego e de rendimento tao necessaria em comunidades, como Fugitive’s Drift, na provincia de KwaZulu-Natal, que tem uma variedade enorme de cestaria, da comunidade do Cabo Norte de Schmidtsdrift do deslocado povo San, que fazem pinturas que constituem um continuaçao da sua antiga pintura rupestre, tao cheia de imaginaçao e de cor.Arte folclorica, arte de qualidadeA arte folclorica sul africana esta tambem a invadir a “arte de qualidade’ tipo Ocidental. As obras da ceramista Bonnie Ntshalintshali, com o seu pormenor quase fantasmagorico, foi muito para la dos limites da ceramica africana tradicional – e mesmo assim os seus trabalhos poderao continuar a ser usados a sua mesa.O escultor Dr. Phutuma Seoka e outro artista que pegou na forma tradicional e lhe deu um cunho muito pessoal. No seu caso, a escultura de figuras recorrendo as curvas e galhos de arvores, comuns na regiao de Venda, e usada para criar uma serie de figuras excentricas.Alguns dos artistas sul africanos na area popular vieram com ideias bastante arredadas da realidade – como o falecido Chickenman Mkize, que fez (actualmente muito valorizado) sinais de transito caricaturais de materiais baratos, adornando-os com mensagens excentricas.O facto de Mkize ser analfabeto e estar a transcrever palavras que outros tinham escrito sem atender a espaços entre as palavras, acrescenta charme as suas peças. Um delas diz assim: “NODRUNK ENBUMS’, outra pergunta, com pertinencia “BUTISI TART?’A tradiçao Ndebele de pintar as casas, o que e pratica comum em África de pintar ou decorar os exteriores das habitaçoes, floresceu de uma maneira assombrosa com o surgir das tintas comerciais.Tambem deu o lugar a artistas como Esther Mahlangu, que pos as suas adaptaçoes da geometria Ndebele, tao diferente e colorida, em tudo, desde carros a aeronaves.Devido a um contraste esclarecedor, bem como uma celebraçao visual pura, muitas aldeias Ndebele podem ser visitadas nas provincias do Limpopo e de Mpumalanga – e o estilo tao diferente Ndebele estendeu-se maravilhosamente ao trabalho manual feito com contas.Do tradicional ao comercialUm trabalho como este, com tanta tradiçao na sociedade africana, implica elevados dotes e pericia e tem vindo a encontrar agora novas saidas comerciais.O trabalho com contas, tao tipico da África do Sul, outrora insignia da realeza tribal, encontra nos dias de hoje um imenso leque de aplicaçoes, desde a criaçao de coberturas para tudo, de garrafas a caixas de fosforos – e a reproduçao da fita vermelha contra a SIDA, na forma de pequenas contas Zulu conhecidas como As Cartas de Amor Zulu (“iNcwadi Kuthanda”).Cestaria e ceramica, naturalmente, ha muito que alcançaram um nivel de perfeiçao na sociedade tradicional sul africana e o florescimento destas formas hoje em dia adornam as colunas das galerias tantas vezes quantas as que abundam pelas malhas dos suburbios.Existem varias colecçoes importantes de arte africana na África do Sul, como por exemplo a Standard Bank na Galeria Gertrude Posel, Universidade de Wits, em Joanesburgo, ou a Galeria de Arte de Durban, com quadros de significado historico e antropologico.Deve haver poucos outros lugares no mundo onde tem a sua disposiçao tal variedade de arte e artesanato africano, sejam mascaras feitos num dos muitos estilos do continente, passando por cadeiras esculpidas ou tecidos bordados ou com aplicaçoes.No Mercado Rooftop no centro comercial Rosebank em Joanesburgo e no seu Mercado de Artesanato Africano sao exibidos trabalhos de todo o continente que chamam a atençao dos visitantes. Muitos comerciantes e empresas vendem artesanato online: Veja uma lista curta a direita.Reporter infoSA, incorporando material de Turismo Sul Africanolast_img read more

The Prevalence and Impact of Spanking as a Form of Discipline: Does Spanking Equate to Abuse?

first_imgBy: David Lee Sexton, Jr.Pixabay[Hands by johnhain on November 5, 2015, CC0]Prevalence of Spanking as DisciplineSpanking continues to represent a commonly used practice that parents engage in to discipline their children. 76% of men and 65% of women agree that “it is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking” (ChildTrends, 2015). Spanking is viewed by most as a necessary and normal part of child-rearing, and the practice is often defended as a completely separate practice from hitting or abuse (Gershoff, 2017). However, Gershoff (2017) indicates that spanking may not be as detached from abuse as many parents believe.Effects of Spanking on Development and BehaviorMeta-analytic studies conducted by Gershoff and Grogan-Kaylor (2016) found that the use of spanking does not actually result in more compliance from children, both short-term and long-term. In addition, Gershoff and Grogan-Kaylor found that did not result in decreases in aggressive or antisocial behavior or increases in the internalization of good morals. Interestingly, the results actually indicate that spanking was linked to worsening behavior in children, rather than behavioral improvements. Finally, spanking was also associated with increases in aggression and antisocial behavior exhibited by children, and spanking was also linked to negative developmental outcomes in childhood, such as mental health problems, low self-esteem, and poor academic performance.Spanking vs. Physical AbuseGershoff (2017) indicates that family violence experts consider spanking to be on the continuum of violence against children. While spanking may seem like a fairly harmless disciplinary tool due to the lack of pain or signs of injury associated with it, the biggest risk of utilizing spanking in discipline is the threat of spanking leading to physical abuse in the future. Gershoff points out that 75% of physical abuse cases involved parents who sought to intentionally physically punish their child and indicates that there is a strong association between use of spanking as a form of punishment and physical abuse. So, while many parents may believe spanking will not lead to negative outcomes for their children, the fact is it can be easy to take spanking too far and slip into physical abuse. As such, it is important to be aware of existing research regarding the effects of spanking to make informed decisions about discipline.Want to Learn More?To learn more about spanking and its effects on development and behavior, please take some time to watch the MFLN Family Development team’s free, archived webinar presented by Elizabeth Gershoff, Ph.D. Dr. Gershoff is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a developmental psychologist who studies how parenting and discipline, in particular, affect the development of children. Her research combines longitudinal and hierarchical methods for understanding the dynamic and multilayered contexts of children’s lives.ReferencesChild Trends Datanank. (2015). Attitudes toward spanking. Retrieved from:, E. (2017). Unintended consequences: What we now know about spanking and child development. MFLN Family Development. Retrieved from:, E.T. & Grogan-Kaylor, A. (June 30, 2016) Spanking and child outcomes: Old controversies and new meta-analyses. Journal of Family Psychology. 30(4), 453-469. post was written by David Lee Sexton, Jr. of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network Family Development team on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

Modric facing prison after perjury charge

first_imgLuka Modrić Real Madrid star Modric faces prison over perjury charge in Zdravko Mamic trial Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 03:05 3/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Luka Modric Real Madrid Getty Images Real Madrid Croatia Primera División World Cup After giving evidence in the tax fraud trial of 2017, the Croatia international midfielder stands accused of providing a “false testimony” Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been charged with perjury relating to the tax fraud trial of former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic in Croatia.Modric is alleged to have given a “false testimony” in June 2017 when authorities were investigating his 2008 transfer from Dinamo to Tottenham.Mamic and three others are accused of corruption, having allegedly taken a cut from player sales, ultimately costing Dinamo and the state. Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp A crucial part of Modric’s situation relates to when he signed an annex to his Dinamo contract, which detailed the terms of the deal and a 50-50 split of any transfer fee he would later generate.According to prosecutors, Modric revealed to authorities in 2015 that the annex had been signed after his move to Tottenham.But Modric, who could face up to five years in prison if found guilty, then changed his testimony, claiming it had been signed in 2004, with prosecutors alleging this was done to favour Mamic.The attorney’s office insist Modric was warned by the judge in June “that he was obliged to tell the truth and that giving false testimony is a criminal offence” upon bringing the charge against him on Friday.However, the Croatian Football Association (HNS) is “deeply convinced” of Modric’s innocence and “stands firmly” with the captain of the senior national team.Their statement read: “The Croatian Football Association always and consistently supports the principle of presumption of innocence and considers every person innocent until proven otherwise.”In a specific procedure, HNS is deeply convinced of the correctness of Luka Modric’s testimony before the court in Osijek, and especially because of Modric’s behaviour since his first appearance for the Croatian U-15 team in March 2001 to date.”In almost 20 years, Modric has shown himself as a character… who is extremely responsible in his relationship with team-mates, obligations to the national team and the Croatian state, whose play in the national team and clubs has played a significant role in the sporting world.”Thanks to his immaculate sports career and behaviour in the team, in 2016 he became the captain… and in international clubs he was confirmed as the most successful Croatian football player in history.”Because of all this, the Croatian Football Association stands firmly with its captain of the team and believes that this process will confirm his innocence, as well as the unfoundedness of this indictment.”We are also convinced that, thanks to Modric’s unbeatable character, this process will not have a negative impact on the performance of the national team… at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.”last_img read more

Barzagli: Juventus are capable of anything

first_imgJuventus ‘We are capable of anything’ – Barzagli hails Juventus after Spurs comeback Goal 06:32 8/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Gianluigi Buffon Andrea Barzagli Atalanta Juventus Coppa Italia Getty Juventus UEFA Champions League Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus Tottenham Hotspur The defender credited his side from recovering from a poor first half to storm back and advance to the Champions League quarter-finals Andrea Barzagli has credited Juventus with the ability to do anything, including recovering from long stretches of poor play, after the Serie A side bounced back to advance past Tottenham in their Champions League last-16 tie.The reigning Serie A champions were down 1-0 to Tottenham at halftime, on the strength of a Heung-Min Son goal after a first 45 minutes that saw Spurs control the play at Wembley Stadium.Down by a goal on aggregate and needing a least two to advance, Juventus then turned it on for a brief spell in the second half, with Gonzalo Higuain leveling the scoreline in the 64th minute. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Then three minutes later Higuain played in Paulo Dybala behind Tottenham’s defense, with Dybala beating Hugo Lloris to give Juventus the 2-1 lead in the game, the 4-3 lead in aggregate and turning the tie on its head.And such periods of both feast and famine did not surprise Barzagli, who said after the game that type of performance is exactly what Massimiliano Allegri’s side are capable of.“We are capable of anything, including 50 terrible minutes and then turning the result around. At a certain point, we started playing well and scored two goals,” Barzagli told Mediaset Premium.But despite the performance, Spurs nearly nicked an equaliser at the end, with a Harry Kane header rebounding off the post and being cleared off the line in the 90th minute to preserve the Juventus win.“We had to suffer too and were lucky with that upright, but we need luck in this competition!” Barzagli said.“At half-time we had to adjust a few things, but above all just had to believe. We started the second half in a bit of a shaky way, but we were facing a really impressive team.“Juventus proved we were tough and Juve are nothing if not tough.”Buffon Barzagli Chiellini Tottenham Juventus Champions LeagueLikewise, fellow defender Giorgio Chiellini believed Juventus would have a chance to get back into the contest, but knew they would have to take their chances.“It was a difficult match, but the match we expected to play,” Chiellini said. “At the end of the first half, despite the many difficulties we clearly had and had predicted in advance, we knew that we were going to get chances and had to take them.And Chiellini made no apologies for the fortunate bounce off the woodwork late, declaring that Juventus’ experience helped them get through to the quarter-finals.“We did well and OK, fortune favours the brave, so we earned our luck,” Chiellini said. “We were a team from start to finish and we deserved it.“Tottenham had their chances and are a fine team, but they’re on the verge of being able to win this type of game.“Sometimes you just need that spark, maybe a trophy win, but we had our experience and made the most of it in these circumstances.”last_img read more

Man Utd team news & likely line-up vs Liverpool

first_imgManchester United Man Utd Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Liverpool Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 15:10 10/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Nemanja Matic Chris Smalling Jesse Lingard Manchester United Crystal Palace Premier League Catherine Ivill Manchester United Premier League Manchester United v Liverpool Liverpool Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday With Manchester United fans still scraping themselves off the ceiling after the thrill of their late, late show in the 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace on Monday, they now ready themselves for the visit of Liverpool to Old Trafford which will decide which team takes second place going into the last eight games of the season.Jose Mourinho’s side have now come from behind to pick up maximum points in their last two fixtures, but they may well have to raise their game a level against their fierce old rivals if they are to record a third successive victory.They do at least have the knowledge that they are now nine points ahead of fifth-placed Chelsea so it would take quite a collapse to fail to make it to the Champions League places at the end of the campaign, but United fans, players and management alike will want nothing less than a top-two finish, having been in first or second place for the entire season so far. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp MAN UTD INJURIESHaving been without seven first-team players at Selhurst Park on Monday, United will be hoping that Anthony Martial at the very least may be able to make it for Liverpool’s visit. The Frenchman missed the trip to south London due to a knock, but could be back in contention this weekend.Ander Herrera remains unavailable due to the muscle injury he aggravated in the Champions League clash with Sevilla, while Daley Blind sits out once more as he continues his rehab from an ankle problem.Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones have both missed out with knocks in recent weeks but Jose Mourinho will be hoping that at least Rojo might make it for Saturday.Marouane Fellaini is edging towards a return, but probably won’t be fully fit until Swansea City visit Old Trafford at the end of March. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s comeback appears to depend entirely on the player himself following ACL trouble, with Mourinho explaining recently: “Is he injured? No. Does he feel totally happy, ready and convinced that he’s in a condition to help the team in this moment? No.”MAN UTD SUSPENSIONSUnited have no suspension issues, and Liverpool also have a full squad in terms of disciplinary absences. However, Emre Can has nine domestic bookings this season, meaning another booking before round 33 of the Premier League campaign will lead to him being suspended.MAN UTD POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UPJose Mourinho could look to make a couple of changes as he attempts to arrest the recent trend of slow starts. Marcus Rashford’s high-impact display off the bench against Crystal Palace may well have won him a starting place in the mind of his manager, while the Portuguese could also have been persuaded by the second-half entrance of Juan Mata.Eric Bailly could step in at the back after Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof had a rough hour to start Monday’s game, and Scott McTominay might find himself overlooked after an under-par 45-minute showing at Palace.Alexis Sanchez’s starting position will be the most fascinating selection issue though, with the Chilean a possible starter in the No.10 position in which he finished the win on Monday.Man Utd possible XILIVERPOOL TEAM NEWSMost teams would suffer a huge slump after losing £142 million worth of talent, but Liverpool have barely broken stride since selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.The Reds are now hot on the heels of United in the race to finish second behind Manchester City, and their forward line of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane has collected 68 goals and 31 assists between them so far this term.Jurgen Klopp’s main injury concern is skipper Jordan Henderson, who limped away from the 0-0 draw with Porto in midweek which completed a 5-0 aggregate Champions League win. However, Henderson insisted afterwards that he should be fine and explained it was nothing more than a dead leg which had led to him leaving Anfield with wrapping on his right leg.Liverpool arrive at Old Trafford boasting a run which has seen them lose only twice in their last 27 fixtures in all competitions. During that time they have scored 75 goals to 23, and ended the unbeaten Premier League record of runaway leaders City.Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, LiverpoolTV CHANNEL & KICK-OFF TIMEThe match at Old Trafford kicks off at 12:30 GMT on Saturday, with live coverage available in the UK on Sky Sports Premier League beginning at 11:30.BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS This will be the 170th meeting in league competition between these sides – Manchester United have won 67 to Liverpool’s 55 (47 draws). Two of the last three league meetings between these sides have ended goalless – just one of the previous 49 between them in the top-flight had failed to produce a goal. Manchester United have won 10 of their last 13 Premier League home games against Liverpool, losing in 2008-09 and 2013-14, and drawing last season. This fixture has seen 16 red cards in the Premier League – only the Merseyside derby has produced more in the competition (21). No side has scored more away league goals in the big five European leagues this season than Liverpool (34, level with Lyon). Manchester United have won three of their seven games against fellow ‘big six’ sides in the Premier League this season (W3 D1 L3), one more than they managed in the whole of last season (W2 D4 L4). Romelu Lukaku has scored 99 Premier League goals; if he scores in this game he’ll be the 5th youngest player to reach 100 in the competition, and the second player to score his milestone goal against Liverpool (after Harry Kane earlier this season). Jose Mourinho has won only one of his eight meetings in all competitions with Jurgen Klopp (D4 L3), with his Real Madrid side beating Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in a Champions League semi-final second leg match (still lost 3-4 on aggregate). Mo Salah has scored in each of his last five Premier League games; only Daniel Sturridge (8 in February 2014) and Michael Owen (6 in April 2003) have scored in more consecutively for Liverpool in the competition. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

How Barca can solve their UCL scoring woes

first_imgUEFA Champions League How Barcelona can solve their Champions League goalscoring problems Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 19:30 14/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(17) Lionel Messi Luis Suarez Barcelona Getty Images UEFA Champions League Barcelona v Chelsea Chelsea Barcelona Opinion Although they are leaders in La Liga and remain unbeaten in Europe, the Blaugrana have netted just 10 times in the continental competition this season It is rare phenomenon for Barcelona in the Champions League. Usually a free-scoring side in Europe, the Catalans have found goals harder to come by this term and improvement in that area could be key to their hopes of getting past Chelsea – and also to lifting the trophy in May.Barca will be favourites to edge out the Blues and advance to the quarter-finals of the continental competition when the two teams meet at Camp Nou, but their shortage of goals so far will be one concern ahead of Wednesday night’s big match.Ernesto Valverde’s side have netted only 10 times so far in this season’s Champions League, with just two of those coming in the first half of games, while they needed a late leveller from Lionel Messi at Stamford Bridge to claim a draw in the first leg in London last month. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The Liga leaders hit three in a 3-0 victory at home to Juventus in the group stages, before beating Sporting CP by a single strike in Lisbon and then winning 3-1 against Olympiacos at Camp Nou. Two goalless games followed (away in Athens and Turin), prior to a 1-0 win at home to the Portuguese side and then the 1-1 draw in London.That was a good result in the end for Barca, but it had not been their most dynamic display – particularly in attack, with Messi isolated for much of the game, forced to drop deep and Valverde’s side extremely narrow – with four central midfielders and no natural width – in the centre of the park.Valverde’s view was rather different, however. “Despite what a lot of people said afterwards, I thought we played a great game against Chelsea,” the Barca boss said later.This Barca is built on firm foundations and it is that defensive stability that has helped the Blaugrana to remain unbeaten in La Liga, in which they have conceded only 13 goals in their 28 games this term.However, they have also scored 72 (more than any other team) in the Primera Division and some of that form in front of goal would be useful in Europe as well – even though a goalless draw on Tuesday would see them progress to the last eight.Barcelona goals UCL graphicAt Malaga on Saturday, Barca played with a more adventurous 4-3-2-1 system as summer signing Ousmane Dembele impressed along with January recruit Philippe Coutinho. But with the Brazilian cup-tied for the Champions League, that is not really an option in Europe.Valverde is likely to stick with 4-4-2, but an increased role for Dembele could cause more problems for Barca’s rivals and allow the Catalans to attack in a 4-3-3 formation. In addition, Paulinho and Ivan Rakitic will be expected to get into good goalscoring positions from midfield.Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto also play an important part from the full-back slots and with space to attack at Camp Nou, Chelsea are likely to find it more difficult to close the gaps to contain Barca like they did at Stamford Bridge.Much of the responsibility, as usual, will rest upon the shoulders of Messi. And every time the Argentine has scored in the Champions League knockout stages since 2006-07, Barca have progressed.Another plus, meanwhile, will be the return to form of Luis Suarez since the competition’s group stages, although the Uruguayan is yet to score for Barcelona in Europe this season.Valverde will hope that will change soon. Because although his side has only let in two in the Champions League in 2017-18, there will be more tough tests ahead in the latter stages, starting against Chelsea on Tuesday – and a few more goals would not go amiss.last_img read more