Oyarzabal: “In the last final of the Real I was not born”

first_img“This hobby deserves it after so long. Now we have a 90 minute title and this is something that has not been achieved for a long time. Now we have to finish the job, “said the forward from San Sebastian in statements to DAZN.“The last final of the Real? I was not born, that was a long time ago and that is why it is a day to celebrate. Thanks to all the support we have received during the week and now the most important thing remains. When we play that game we will think about it and now enjoy it, “he added.In addition, Oyazarbal explained that it’s his “happiest moment” since playing football. “These are very important moments and this represents a lot for the club. Things have come out and we have to celebrate it,” the Real Sociedad player insisted.By last, Oyarzabal showed no preference over the opponent in the final: Granada or Athletic. “I want to rest and prepare for the Camp Nou game because we already know what that place is like. May the best man win and we will fight the final against anyone,” he concluded.Elustondo: “A dream is fulfilled and I don’t say anything if we win a title”“A dream is fulfilled. To reach a final is to fulfill a dream and I no longer say anything if we win a title,” he said, exultant defending the Royal Society Aritz Elustondo after defeating Mirandés 0-1 in the Burgos countryside of Anduva . The player of the Real Sociedad Mikel OyarzabaHe was “very happy” after getting the pass to the final of the Copa del Rey and said that “in the last” he played the box ‘txuri urdin’ “was not born” and said that “32 years are many “. Speaking to EFE, the Gipuzkoan player has claimed that the realistic squad is “freaking”, with the fans moved from Gipuzkoa and “to see how it has developed” all the way that will take them to the final of the Copa del Rey to be played in the Sevillian countryside of La Cartuja.As soon as the match is over, Elustondo has explained that the game “has been tough”. “We knew we were coming to a field where we didn’t have to apply our usual game, but applying the other game has seen that we can also win, “he said.“You know that the result can be in danger in any action and that at any time anything can happen, but we were well behind, forward it has also been tightened well, we have taken advantage of the penalty, we have endured with 0-1 and we are very happy”, has described.He explained that at the break, when the realists already had an advantage on the scoreboard, his coach, Imanol Alguacil, has asked the royalists to continue playing “same” as in the first part.“We knew that they were looking for our backs at all times, that is why we had to be vigilant behind and then try to contact the strikers to make the goals. They have scored one and we are happy,” he described.Regarding Mirandés, he said that “It’s been a great year, as seen in the Cup, where they have eliminated very strong teams from Primera“, while in the League” they are also there. “” I think they have more than deserved to get where they have come, but only one could happen and this time it has touched us, “he said.On his rival preferences for the final, he commented that “it will be a match and it will be very difficult, so it is the same who arrives.” “Now is the time to think about the League and then the final will come,” it is finished.last_img read more

Todd trying to get things right

first_imgTHE 2011 World Youth 100m champion Odail Todd is rebuilding his athletic career and continuing his studies at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education. This follows three injury-ridden years at the University of the West Indies (UWI). Now 22 years of age, Todd takes responsibility for his troubles and is working to stay healthy.”I’ve been struggling over the years with a lot of niggles and, for the past three years, I’ve been struggling, and it just wasn’t working at UWI for me, so I made the switch to G.C. Foster to see if I can actually regain the focus to propel myself forward,” said the former Green Island High School sprint star during a break from a library session at the institution recently. “So, right now, I am at a place where I hope I can get everything right.”He got almost everything right during his years at Green Island, taking Class 1 200m runner-up spots to Delano Williams at Boys and Girls’ Championships in 2011 and 2013, Carifta under-17 and 20 bronze medals in the 200m, and very nearly secured the sprint double at the World Youth Championships. He won the 100m but lost narrowly at twice the distance to Stephen Newbold of The Bahamas.In every season since he left Green Island, injury has crushed his hopes. A quadriceps tear rubbed out his first year at UWI.”The second year, I damaged my knee, which was caused by some idling,” he ruefully recalled. “… And then, this year, I was having a really spectacular season coming up to Intercol. I got myself injured, I think, the Monday before Intercol.”It was just a slight cramp but it was actually in my glutes and, you know, those areas kind of take long to heal,” he said of the left-leg niggle that knocked him out of the Jamaican Intercollegiate Championship and ended his 2016 Olympic season.His old high school rival Williams has since won a 4x400m World Championship medal with Great Britain. Todd still thinks that he can reach similar heights.NO DOUBT”I know I have the talent and I know I am blessed, so there’s no doubt about it that if I get all the dots connected and I put together a good season, I am sure I can be a world beater just like anybody else.”Asked about his three-year-old personal bests of 10.37 and 20.78 seconds for the 100m and 200m, respectively, he projected, “I know if I have a good season, like staying injury free, I know I’ll be running faster than 9.9, so I’m just trying to keep my head in the game, work hard and stay focused.”I haven’t been managing myself right, so I have no one to blame but myself, and now I am trying to stay away from all those little stupid stuff that I usually did,” Todd admitted.”I used to play like football, basketball and all those stuff. I cut out all of that to ensure that I have nobody to blame,” he promised.The broad shouldered world champion is a realist.”You have younger athletes running fast and, for me being 22 now, I need to step up and to do something. So, if I don’t get myself in the position to start competing at a higher level than the high school kids, probably then, I’ll have to seek some kind of other …” he added without completing the sentence, which, nonetheless, sent a clear message.last_img read more

Narvasa steps down as commissioner; Marcial OIC

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We reached out to commissioner Narvasa and we made amends for the things that needed to be clarified and work out on his personal hurts on the process. As a result of that, this morning, he submitted his resignation which was effective today,” he said.The Board, however, asked Narvasa to stay until the end of the year to help with the transition period as communications and external affairs director Willie Marcial has been appointed as the officer-in-charge.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNarvasa’s resignation ended his two-year tenure as the league’s chief, while also concluded a standstill between the Board as the league now moves forward to a fruitful 43rd season. View comments Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPBA commissioner Chito Narvasa has stepped down from his post as commissioner, ending a tumultuous two months for the Asia’s oldest play-for-pay league.New PBA chairman Ricky Vargas announced the development prior to the opening ceremonies Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson MOST READ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense 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 Kobe thinks a team up with LeBron would have been a perfect fit Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

FSJ Flight get big finishes at Edmonton tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Seven of the Fort St. John Flight basketball teams were in action at the Swoosh Canada Volvo Hoop Showcase tournament the end of May.The seven teams from the Energetic City competed against 149 others from across Canada that came out to the tournament.Both the U14 Girls and U14 Boys teams competed in the Bronze division in their age group. The Girls ended up placing 3rd, while the Boys team finished in 5th place in their division.- Advertisement -U15 Girls were handicapped with a short bench, but played a number of hard-fought matches to finish 8th in the bronze division in the U15 age group. Meanwhile, Fort St. John was represented by two U15 Boys teams at the tourney. The U15 Boys Black team competed in the Silver division, where they ended the tournament in 4th place, while the Boys White team competed in the Bronze division, where hard teamwork got them 3rd place.Both the U16 Girls and U16 Boys teams competed in the Silver divisions for their age groups. The two teams both battled hard, especially the girls who only had eight players to start the tournament, one of whom ended up on crutches by the Saturday of the competition. Despite this, both teams finished the tournament with 3rd spot.last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of June 4

first_imgBelow is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  For more informaton these events, call the Visitor Information Centre at 250-785-3033. Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 10.00 AM Northern Classic Body Building & Fitness ShowNorth Peace Cultural Centre Sports & Fitness Friday, Jun 3, 2011 – Sunday, Jun 5, 2011 Country Gospel Music FestivalBlueberry Bible Camp Celebration , Music Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 Big Birthday Bash for Alzheimer’sLegion Dinner & Dance , Fundraiser , Community Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 10th Annual Relay for LifeDr Kearney Jr Secondary School Fundraiser Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 – Sunday, Jun 5, 2011 Archery – 2011 Outdoor 3D ShootArchery Range (Outdoor) Sports & Fitness Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 10.00 AM – 03.00 PM SCARS Ministry Car Wash FundraiserTran-S-Port Honda Fundraiser Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 – Sunday, Jun 5, 2011 Icebreaker Slo-Pitch TournamentSurerus Ball Diamonds Sports & Fitness center_img Friday, Jun 3, 2011 – Sunday, Jun 5, 2011 West Coast Amusements MidwayTotem Mall Children & Family , Youth , Community Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 09.00 AM – 03.00 PM Farmer’s MarketNorth Peace Arena Market – Advertisement – Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011 – Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 Oilmen’s Golf TournamentLakepoint Golf and Country Club Sports & Fitness Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 – Sunday, Jun 5, 2011 10.00 AM – 05.00 PM Mud BoggNorth Peace Light Horse Association Rodeo Grounds Children & Family , Auto/Motor Sports , Fundraiser last_img read more

Bluey Day is approaching FSJ this weekend

first_imgThe event will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., being held at the BC Ambulance Bay, in the corner of the formal Fort St. John Hospital.There are 42 registered participants as of today, raising a minimum donation of $500. Executive Director for the Hospital Foundation, Ashley Bentley says they’re receiving more applications everyday.“The community has showed amazing support to the hospital in fundraising for the equipment and than also showing support to the caner patients in our community,” Bentley explained.- Advertisement -Bentley says in the past, they’ve had between 50 – 100 community members participating in the fundraiser.All the funds raised will go towards needed hospital equipment for cancer treatment throughout the year.Although Bentley says it’s a little late for sign up, given the minimum donation, they’re still open to anyone looking to register for this Saturday.Advertisement If you’re interested, come into the Fort St. John Hospital, located at 8407 112 Avenue and look for the registration desk behind the gift shop.last_img read more

Alpha Training Solutions taking over St. John Ambulance courses September 1st

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The St. John Ambulance and Alpha Training Solutions have announced that they will be partnering their operations in Fort St. John.Alpha Training Solutions will be taking over the St. John Ambulance facility on the Airport Road as of September 1st. Under the partner-provider agreement, Alpha Training will be delivering St. John Aambulance first aid training, in addition to its existing courses from other providers.Established in Fort St John in 1998, ATS is a second-generation, family-run business. Originally providing safety training and field ambulances, ATS recently restructured its operations to focus solely on safety training.- Advertisement -Training is and always has been the heart and future of Alpha”, asserts Sarah Conkin, President of ATS. “Our goal is to help students gain the confidence needed to competently and efficiently perform in their work environment and emergency situations. We look forward to serving the people of Fort St. John and surrounding areas from our new location, and operating within our exciting partner-provider agreement with St John Ambulance.”While collaborating to maintain their presence in Northeastern B.C., the two organizations will continue to remain separate entities.The details of the partnership, such as specific course offerings, are currently in development and will be announced as soon as they become available.Advertisementlast_img read more

President Weah plays for Liberia aged 51

first_imgWeah, who scored a landslide victory in presidential elections last December, is the only African footballer to win the world and European awards.Instead of watching the match against Nigeria from the grandstand, he captained his country and showed glimpses of former skills before being substituted 12 minutes from time.Weah received a standing ovation when leaving the pitch in the capital of a west African country where football is the most popular sport.Team-mates of Weah wore shirts with “Thank you King George” on them as a tribute to the legend who retired from international football 16 years ago.Libera are ranked 47th of 54 African football nations and 158th in the world. The last of their two Africa Cup of Nations tournament appearances was 16 years ago.Weah played in Liberia, the Ivory Coast and Cameroon before moving to Europe, where his clubs included Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco, Marseille and AC Milan.He also had brief spells with Chelsea and Manchester City before finishing his career in the United Arab Emirates playing for Al Jazira.In the friendly match, Nigeria built a two-goal half-time lead thanks to Henry Onyekuru and Simeon Nwankwo and Sherman Kpah converted a late penalty for Liberia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000George Weah played for Monaco, Paris St-Germain and AC Milan – with brief spells at Chelsea and Manchester CityMONROVIA, Liberia, Sep 12 – Liberia president and former world footballer of the year George Weah made a surprise return to international football Tuesday at the age of 51 in a 2-1 friendly defeat by Nigeria.The international match in Monrovia was organised to ‘retire’ the number 14 shirt worn by Weah, who was voted world, European and African footballer of the year in 1995.last_img read more

U.S. employment and wage picture brightens

first_imgWASHINGTON – The nation’s employment health – it turns out – is not dangerously deteriorating after all. Tweaking a phrase from Mark Twain, worries about the job market’s demise were greatly exaggerated. Fears that the country could slide into a recession eased in September as employers created the most jobs in four months and workers’ wages grew solidly. The unemployment rate crept up to 4.7 percent, the highest in over a year but still low by historical standards. “After a couple more tests, it now looks like the patient is in much better health,” said Richard Yamarone, economist at Argus Research. “We are on much sounder footing,” said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at LaSalle Bank. “To be fair, it is clear the pace of monthly job creation has slowed and the unemployment rate is creeping higher but neither measure is indicative of an imminent recession, which was the scenario on everyone’s lips just a month ago.” The main reason behind the turnaround in the August payroll figure? A big gain in government employment, especially in hiring teachers at local schools. The bump up in the unemployment rate from 4.6 percent in August came as hundreds of thousands of people – perhaps feeling better about their prospects – resumed job searches. The new rate of 4.7 percent, the highest since the summer of 2006, is still considered low by historical standards. After the country’s last recession, in 2001, the unemployment rate peaked at 6.3 percent. More than two decades ago, meanwhile, civilian unemployment went over 10 percent as the economy suffered through deep downturns. President George W. Bush, coping with record-low approval ratings for his handling of the economy, welcomed the new employment figures.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 91.70 points. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index, the measure most closely followed by market watchers, reached a new closing high of 1,557.59. The tally of 110,000 net new jobs generated in September clearly heartened investors and analysts. Yet what they really took comfort in was the revelation that the job market – a main pillar for the economy – didn’t crack under the pressure of a painful credit crunch and housing slump in August after all. The Labor Department’s fresh snapshot of employment conditions nationwide, released Friday, showed the economy actually created 89,000 jobs in August. That was a huge and crucial turnaround from the loss of 4,000 jobs – the first decline in four years – reported a month earlier. At the time, that news had sent Wall Street into a nosedive, stoked fears the economy was heading toward recession and was seen as cementing the Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates. To be sure, the ill effects of the housing and credit problems have hurt some employers, slowing national job growth this year. But the situation is nowhere near as dire as many were led to believe from the initial August employment report. last_img read more

Health-care deal isn’t perfect, but it’s the best one so far

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIf that’s not challenge enough, the deal also requires voter approval on the November 2008 ballot, and it relies on federal funding that may or may not materialize. And all of that will be moot if federal courts stick to past precedents and find the legislation faulty because employers would be forced to provide health insurance. In this case, the measure doesn’t require private employers per se to provide health insurance, but it does force them to contribute up to 6.5 percent of the payroll to a state fund if they don’t. Still, there is reason to be optimistic. After months of failed negotiations, it seemed that the governor and Legislature might end the year unable to compromise on their competing reform bills. To be sure, it will face serious opposition from insurers, the California Nurses Federation, legislative Republicans and the tobacco industry. They all have legitimate concerns. But the current system is shamefully broken, leaving working families unable to afford basic health care and an uneven burden on those with insurance to pick up the cost of the millions of uninsured. This plan certainly isn’t perfect, but right now, it’s the best California has got. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Although Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nu ez celebrated their health-care reform deal Monday with much mutual appreciation, it’s a bit early to be claiming victory. The Assembly approved a compromise deal that would make health insurance mandatory, affordable and within reach for virtually everyone in California, funded by an employer payroll tax, a $2 cigarette-tax hike and federal matching funds. But first there’s Don Perata to deal with; the taciturn leader of the state Senate has put the kibosh on more than one deal between the Assembly and the governor. Perata said he wasn’t going to call the full Senate back in for a vote before the end of the year. Furthermore, he said he isn’t sold on this $14.4 billion plan and will have to take a hard look at it in the context of a state budget deficit. last_img read more