Goals concededA sangria Valencia is falling apart for the goals it fits. After a first part of the season quite acceptable, maintaining the defensive automatisms that inherited from Marcellin, since Christmas, the team is a strainer. From the Arab Super Cup, Valencia has only left the door to zero twice (Barcelona and Celta) as well as against the two Second B teams (Logroñés and Cultural). The other seven games, Valencia have conceded two or more goals in all matches. Two against Granada and Atlético; three against Real Madrid, Getafe and Real Sociedad; and four against Mallorca and Atalanta. Celades knows that this is impossible. Since Garay was injured, the average number of goals conceded is still more triggered: 14 goals conceded in five games (2.8 average goals received per game). With 25 games played, Valencia has received 37 goals in the league. Only Betis (40) and two of the last three, Mallorca (42) and Espanyol (44) have more goals against this point. In addition, comparing the data with last year, Marcelino’s Valencia conceded last year 35 goals in the 38 games played, the second least thrashed team in the category matched with Getafe and only behind Atlético. To this day, and with still 13 games to play, Valencia de Celades has already conceded two more goals than in the previous campaign. The coach and the staff know that they correct this aspect or the chances of entering the Champions League next year are almost nonexistent. The lesionsThe other reason for the bad streak that crosses the black and white set. For several weeks now, Celades knows that it is no accident. And still find no answers. In fact, the technician has already recognized in a couple of press conferences that they have assessed several issues to gauge the origin of so much muscle injury. A lot of the players have fallen this season with muscle breaks. This together with accidental injuries (Piccini, Carlos Soler, Rodrigo or Garay) show a bleak picture in this regard. In Anoeta, without going any further, Valencia showed up for a direct duel without six starters (Garay, Paulista, Gayà, Coquelin, Rodrigo and Maxi Gómez, the latter by penalty), too many conditions for the team to perform at a good level . Celades has even valued changing the training methodology to avoid more injuries. For the match against Betis, the coach hopes to recover some of them.Two facesIt also seeks Celades answers to the difference between the level that Valencia brings out outside the home with the one it exhibits in Mestalla. While at home, the team has found a good level of intensity and play against high-level rivals, such as Barcelona and Atletico, far from Mestalla the image is unfortunate. Many of the most ridiculous games of recent years have been away from home and in recent weeks (Mallorca, Getafe, Milan and San Sebastian). In addition, Valencia is leaving all its chances of success, in all competitions, away from home: Real Madrid, in the Super Cup; Granada, in the Copa del Rey; Mallorca, Getafe and Real Sociedad, in Liga; and Atalanta, in Champions. Valencia needs to radically change this dynamic because it also has seven games left to play outside (Alavés, Real Madrid, Eibar, Villarreal, Granada, Leganés and Sevilla) and six at home.CostumesOne of the first virtues that was praised to Celades was that it was done with the reins of the locker room in a short time despite the fact that when it arrived, the group was more than united to Marcelino and publicly manifested itself against the departure of the Asturian coach. However, in the last weeks it seems that this communion, with the bad results, is in question. The statements of the president, Anil Murthy, calling him “official coach” also did not help. The flat profile in the press conferences adopted by Celades has raised certain doubts. At the end of the season you will see how far.
“I think we have to look at this as a way to begin saving today so we can be ready if we do have to take this hit. “I think, in a worst-case scenario, you are looking at dramatic cuts in services, freezes and even employee layoffs.” Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who co-chairs the committee, said the panel had been briefed on its options. “Right now, we have to look at what will be in the best interests of the city and whether that is to appeal or accept the ruling,” Greuel said. “We are trying to be as fiscally responsible as we can with this budget for next year to reduce the pressure in following years.” Not only trouble An appellate court ruling that the city illegally hiked cell phone taxes leaves a $167million hole in next year’s city budget – and the gap could widen if the courts strike down a second tax that voters did not approve. The state Court of Appeal decision issued last week said the city violated the California Constitution when it imposed what amounted to a unilateral tax increase on cell phone use without first receiving the voter approval required by Proposition218. That leaves the city without $167million it had counted on for the fiscal year that will begin July1. An additional $100million is threatened by a ruling affecting the telephone excise tax levied on Los Angeles residents. “We have to look at this as the potential loss of a major source of revenue now,” said City Councilman Bernard Parks, who chairs the council’s Budget and Finance Committee, which is reviewing the $7.8billion budget Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa proposed. The loss of the cell phone money adds to city government’s difficulty trying to erase a $143million structural deficit – the difference between revenues and expenditures – and overcome the loss of a $30million transfer from the Department of Water and Power that a separate court has blocked. Additionally, the Internal Revenue Service has announced it will discontinue the federal excise tax on time-only long-distance services. The city’s telephone-tax ordinance is linked to this federal tax, which means roughly $100million in city revenue may be at risk. Nearly every city agency has been told to cut expenses, with only the Los Angeles Police Department receiving more money as it tries to boost its ranks. And some officials have voiced concerns that Villaraigosa may have underestimated – by nearly $30million – how much employee pay raises and overtime for police and firefighters will cost. With the budget picture worsening, Parks said Los Angeles officials and residents need to steel themselves for cuts. “This is a road map for us,” Parks said. “We need to use this 2007-08 budget as a way to prepare us for the future. You can’t just come across that kind of money unless there’s a sudden windfall.” Freeze considered As part of the deliberations on the upcoming budget, Parks has asked for a report on how much money could be saved this year by imposing a partial hiring freeze and rescheduling training for LAPD recruits. Chief Legislative Analyst Gerald Miller is scheduled to release recommendations today for next year’s budget, including an analysis of the cell phone tax ruling. The mayor’s aides said Villaraigosa is reviewing the budget, and he also is debating whether to appeal the ruling to the California Supreme Court. “This certainly adds to the uncertain environment we live in,” Villaraigosa spokesman Matt Szabo said. “The mayor was concerned with this, and that’s why he held the line on spending in this budget, is increasing the reserve fund and is looking to eliminate the structural deficit over five years.” City Administrative Officer Karen Sisson acknowledged the ruling will cost the city revenue in the short term, but she said it might be in the city’s interest to let the decision stand. “What the court did was throw out a portion of the tax,” Sisson said. “We want to go back and look at the ruling to determine, one, if there are grounds for appeal and also whether we can live with the decision.” Part of tax stands Originally, officials were concerned the entire tax would be invalidated, resulting in the loss of $270million a year. Los Angeles has taxed cell phone use since 1993, initially levying 10percent on users’ monthly charges. City officials changed the method in 2002 and began calculating the tax based on a customer’s airtime – a switch that generated millions more in revenue. Verizon, AT&T and other carriers filed suit, saying that Proposition218 requires voters to approve any tax hike. City officials said they are wary of asking voters to change the taxation method, fearing that would jeopardize the revenue generated under the previous system. firstname.lastname@example.org 213-978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
1 Manchester City ensured they kept up with early pacesetters Chelsea as Sergio Aguero’s sensational four-goal performance saw the Blues defeat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 at the Etihad.The Argentine’s haul saw him become the club’s leading Premier League scorer as he tormented a dazzled Spurs defence who just couldn’t handle him.Christian Eriksen was the only bright spark for Mauricio Pochetttino’s side as he levelled the scores early on but a Federico Fazio red card, a Roberto Soldado missed penalty and three spot-kicks given away goes some way to showing they are as hapless at the back as they are dangerous at the front.Man City started tenaciously and didn’t give the Tottenham midfield any time to settle on the ball but slowly Spurs improved before Ryan Mason scuffed wide of the upright.The youngster should have scored the opener after eight minutes when he was slipped through the centre by Roberto Soldado’s marvellous pass, but Joe Hart did well to toe away his right-foot flick before Christian Eriksen lashed another chance well over the bar.Tottenham paid for their profligacy though when Sergio Aguero, given acres of space, was able to flick the ball out of his feet and whip a low strike beyond Hugo Lloris.Mauricio Pochettino’s Lilywhites got back on level terms within two minutes when Mason’s tackle on Fernando allowed Soldado to play in Eriksen, who made no mistake from inside the area.But Tottenham, as they so often do, fell behind again almost immediately when Erik Lamela was adjudged to have fouled Frank Lampard inside the penalty area with Aguero sending Lloris the wrong way with the resulting spot-kick.It looked like it was about to get even worse for Spurs when a rash Younes Kaboul challenge saw David Silva tumble in the box but second time around Aguero was unable to beat Lloris from 12 yards and looped his acrobatic rebound over.The French goalkeeper was all of a sudden under extreme pressure and, after Aguero tormented the hapless Kaboul, the 27-year-old superbly denied the Argentine who was in tantalising form for Pellegrini’s side.At the opposite end though, Eriksen was also looking bright and after sidestepping two challenges in the area he forced a smart stop from Hart, who was alert, if a little clumsy with his handling.Three minutes after the break it was more of the same from Aguero as his swerving strike from 22 yards was, just about, saved by a bamboozled Lloris and, although Spurs threatened on the counter, they continued to leave themselves open at the back.Nacer Chadli failed to offer much throughout but his bobbling half volley saw Hart scampering to his right but seconds later it was Lloris again who was at full stretch to deny the voracious Jesus Navas, who looked eager to score his first goal of the season.In a end-to-end game full of twists and turns, Tottenham were then handed what looked an extremely soft penalty when Soldado was tripped fractionally inside the penalty but Hart’s right glove palmed away the Spaniard’s tame spot-kick.And England’s No.1 then stopped the former Valencia striker again just seconds later when he blocked a close-range snapshot with his legs.But just as Spurs looked to be in the ascendency Federico Fazio pulled back Aguero in the box resulting in the game’s fourth penalty, which the Argentine dispatched with glee.This season there has been plenty of talk about Diego Costa’s emergence as the Premier League’s best striker but, against a calamitous Spurs side, Aguero was simply irresistible and he curled home his and City’s fourth with 15 minutes to go as this time he left Jan Vertonghen sprawling.An arcing James Milner effort cracked the upright as Man City pushed for more goals in front of a home crowd but Tottenham avoided further humiliation, despite intense pressure, and will now have to regroup ahead of games against Newcastle United and Aston Villa. Man City striker Sergio Aguero
Tony Cascarino says Teddy Sheringham is keen to move into management – but is unlikely to want to take over from Sam Allardyce at West Ham.Sheringham, currently working as a forwards coach at Upton Park, has been installed by bookmakers as one of the favourites to take over as Hammers boss this summer with Allardyce widely expected to depart when his contract expires.The 48-year-old is popular with fans after an impressive three-year spell as a player, but Cascarino reckons his friend and former Millwall teammate is unlikely to be a contender for the job should it become available.“I know Teddy eventually wants to go into management but I don’t know if he wants to fill Sam’s boots,” said Cascarino, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“I think he wanted to go there as a learning curve, do a year in coaching, a couple of days a week working with the strikers.“I know he has always been ambitious to go and further his career when the time is right, but I don’t know if he would follow Sam, because Sam was the man that brought him in. I don’t see it yet.“I haven’t had that conversation with him, but I do know he would love to do management at some stage in his career.”
DD DEAL OF THE DAY: Fancy a night in with a great pizza and a superb movie?That’s what is on offer at Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top in Letterkenny this evening.Order any cooked Pizza from the Deli from 5pm and you can choose a DVD from the store’s movie kiosk! DD DEAL OF THE DAY: FREE DVD RENTAL WITH EVERY PIZZA AT KELLY’S CENTRA was last modified: November 30th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DD DEAL OF THE DAY: FREE DVD RENTAL WITH EVERY PIZZA AT KELLY’S CENTRA
1 Former Italian goalkeeper Walter Zenga has been named as the new manager of Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers. The club announced the news only ten hours after director Jeff Shi sacked Kenny Jackett as boss after three years in charge.Zenga won 58 caps for Italy and has had managerial spells at clubs such as Steaua Bucharest, Red Star Belgrade and Serie A sides Sampdoria and Palermo.Zenga will be in stands for Saturday’s friendly game with Swansea before taking charge on Monday, only five days before the start of the Championship season.In a statement, Shi said: “We’re delighted to appoint Walter as the new head coach of Wolves.“He has an excellent track record both as a player and as a coach, and a wealth of experience he can bring to his new role at Wolves.“Walter is a hugely passionate personality who lives for football and is fiercely determined to succeed in everything that he does.“We are looking forward to working with him, and supporting him in the shared aim of trying to help Wolves achieve promotion back to the Premier League.” Walter Zenga won 58 caps for Italy
The swelling numbers of Raphoe Boxing ClubIt may not be hundreds of years old but Raphoe Boxing Club has packed a huge punch since it was first founded.Set up by Tommy Stewart, Peter O’Donnell and Brendan Ryan in 1988, the club is all that is good about boxing and volunteers in the community.The club enjoyed its first months in a room given to them above his bookmaker’s shop by local businessman Frank McBrearty. But as the numbers quickly swelled the club was forced to move to a portacabin in the grounds of Deele College without heat or running water.Despite the lack of resources the club went on to produce no less than three Irish champions including Coumba Mc Brearty , Danny Ryan and Gerard McGranaghan.The club moved to the Marathon Hall befpre opening their own clubhouse in 1994 assisted by local TD Paddy Harte.A blast from the past from Raphoe ABC!Down through the years in the capable hands of men like Stewart, Ryan and O’Donnell, the club has become a home from home for many young people. The club now has a new head coach in former Ulster Senior champ Gary McCullagh, assisted by Stephen ‘the prince’ Mc Bride, John ‘slugger’ Sweeney and Paul ´buddis´ O’Donnell all former boxers putting something back into the club.To celebrate 25 years in existence Raphoe Boxing Club are hosting a dinner dance in Jacksons Hotel this Saturday, November 16thTickets can be bought from any club member. RAPHOE BOXING CLUB STILL PACKING A PUNCH AFTER 25 YEARS was last modified: November 12th, 2013 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:Raphoe Boxing Club
THE Milford Ladies team ensured their Ulster journey lasted for another week as they claimed their place in next Saturday’s semi-final with a comprehensive win over St. Joseph’s of Antrim on a scoreline of 7-5 to 2-9.Played in front of a large and enthusiastic home crowd, Milford started the game nervously and were two points down after ten minutes.After that though it was all one way traffic towards the St. Joseph’s goal as Milford set about dominatinating the game. Amber Barrett and Aisling McBride were causing chaos for the St.Joseph’s full back line while Caoimhe Barrett was pulling the strings from centre forward.The move of the first half came when Claire Murray brilliantly performed a double block which resulted in a sweeping move up the field and less than ten seconds later the ball was in the back of the net for Milford’s 4th goal.Two more were added before the break to leave the half-time score 6-2 to 4 points.As expected St. Joseph’s came back strongly in the second half as they chased the game and the Milford defence withstood the siege brilliantly while the forwards added another 1-3 to ensure that they were always just that too far ahead. St’ Josephs did score two goals in the last five minutes but at that stage the game was already won and Milford were looking forward to next week’s semi-final against the winners of Donaghmoyne and Strabane Siggersonns.Every player gave a brilliant performance and special mention should be given to Joey McFadden who decided at the last minute to forgoe her friends wedding in order to fill the vacancy left in goal due to the unfortunate absence of Denise Gallagher. LADIES GAA: MILFORD WIN AGAIN TO QUALIFY FOR ULSTER SEMI-FINAL was last modified: October 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LADIES GAA: MILFORD WIN AGAIN TO QUALIFY FOR ULSTER SEMI-FINAL
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “It was hard,” Veloz recalled the Dec. 5 announcement. “I had all the employees come up to the executive floor. I told them what I was going to do. It’s hard to turn loose and let go of something you’ve had over 25 years. “It’s a part of life – you get to a certain age, it’s time to retire.” Though Aquafine would remain in Valencia, a chapter was closing for both the firm and for one of the Santa Clarita Valley’s community leaders driven by a simple personal philosophy to commit time and dollars to local charities. “You go to church every Sunday and your tithe your 10 percent,” she said. “Where you live and work, you should give back to the community, to help those who can’t help themselves.” She’s still there for Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital. Veloz donated $3 million about a week ago to construct a cardiac catheterization laboratory to help doctors better diagnose and treat heart conditions. The center is slated to open in 2007. Veloz, a hospital foundation board member for years, counted her work there as among the most rewarding. “It has to be the hospital hands-down,” she said. “We have to have a good hospital here – most of us never know when we’re going to need it. “There are people that aren’t as fortunate as you and I. … We have to make it a medical center to handle everybody in the community, whether they can afford it or not, and that’s a tall order.” Aquafine was founded by Louis Veloz – Veloz’s father-in-law – a former Westinghouse employee who developed commercially viable ultraviolet bulbs in the 1920s, then established Aquafine in 1949 to adapt the technology for commercial and industrial water purification. Veloz moved to Valencia with her then-husband Tom in 1977 for the same reason many still do today – an opportunity to buy a bigger home for less money. Aquafine followed in 1982, having outgrown its facility in Burbank. When Veloz first joined the company, she oversaw production, while Tom Veloz worked sales. It was a steep learning curve at first, until Veloz applied a bit of housekeeping. “I sewed,” she said. “A blueprint for a piece of metal is like a pattern. Welding is the same as a sewing machine. And once I had that in my mind, I thought ‘OK, we can do this.”‘ Veloz rose to become Aquafine’s president in 1985, one of her industry’s few woman executives. Tom Veloz later departed the company to form Ultraviolet Devices, Inc., also based in Valencia. “I’ve been to trade shows and have been the only woman there,” she said. “They didn’t think I would be successful at it.” But Veloz knew she was more than capable. “Women make better managers than men,” she said. “They’re used to running a family. They’re used to juggling everybody’s schedule. “The man would work for eight hours and come home and sit and ask what’s for dinner. But she has worked eight hours, too, and she’s got to pick up the kids from school, put them to bed, and put dinner in front of you.” Aquafine grew during the 1990s, shipping its technology worldwide. Veloz credited Michael Murphy, now the company’s president and chief executive offer, who she hired in 1993 to manage sales and marketing with a specific directive to expand business. “He helped me make it a bigger company,” she said. “You have to have a secession plan for when you’re not going to be around.” Veloz believes ethics helped her pull ahead of competitors. “Ethics – high ethics in everything,” she said. But isn’t the point of a business to maximize profit? “That’s not business,” she said. “That’s greed. Business is making something, selling it for a profit and giving some of that profit away. Business is never telling a lie to a customer. “High ethics in business is taking care of your product. You have a piece of equipment that says Aquafine on it and it’s 10 years old – I don’t care if it’s in Taiwan or Saudi Arabia or Germany, … we will have somebody from Aquafine come within 24 hours to fix it. That’s ethics. That’s the way I run my life.” And outside the boardroom, Veloz still managed to raise two boys – a brood that now includes seven grandchildren. “When you’re doing it, you don’t really think about it,” she said. “Then comes a point in your life when you need to retire. That’s all I did.” — Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VALENCIA – It was the first time in years Roberta Veloz set up a Christmas tree at her home, a towering fir decked trunk-to-tip with poinsettia-red ornaments. Each one bears a distinct photo of one of her two sons snapped over the years – pieces of a life on which the local philanthropist and just-retired head of Aquafine Corp. recently found time to reflect. “It’s 23 years for each son,” she said. “So when you decorate your Christmas tree, they grow up all over again.” Veloz has served as president and chief executive officer at the Valencia-based water treatment company for more than two decades, until it was sold earlier this month to Colorado-base Hach Company.
KCCA will be hoping for all three points against a side that have never lost to.Azam Uganda Premier LeagueKCCA FC vs Bright StarsChampions Stadium, MwerereSaturday, 19-05-2018KCCA FC will go into Saturday’s encounter away to Bright Stars aiming to keep their dreams of another league and cup double alive.In the league, they seat second, five points behind leaders Vipers SC and are in the semi finals of the Uganda Cup.The Kasasiro Boys who won the double last season, will be oozing with confidence after a historical 2-0 win over Egyptian giants Al Alhly last time out.“We go into this game high in confidence after the win against Al Ahly on Tuesday, said KCCA assistant coach Morley Byekwaso.“Away to Bright Star, it is entirely different because they play so compact and difficult to penetrate.“All that side, we go eying maximum points because we are under some pressure being five points behind the leaders.“Three points on Saturday means that we at now only two points behind them (Vipers) so we will only need to win our remaining games and see What happens.Byekwaso is optimistic that his side will get the job done in Mwerere.About missing the trip of Julius Poloto, Mustapha Kiiza and Allan Okello who are all way with the Hippos team in Cameroon, Byekwaso had this to say.“It is not the first time we are playing minus them because I National team.“We went and won 1-0 in Jinja minus them and am confident we can do like wise on Saturday because we have the right players to fill in the gaps.KCCA are expected to welcome back midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba who missed the last game with Injury.His return is timely for the Kasasiro Boys as he slots into the team in Okello’s place.For Bright Stars, they go into the fan with a chance of moving to fifth in the log as they seat only two points behind Kirinya JSS who occupy it (5th).They will hope their captain Nelson Ssenkatuka who has scored a league high 15 goals this season can continue his good goal scoring form that saw him bag two last time out.Nelson Ssenkatuka (right) is the league top scorer with 15 goalsMatch Stats.KCCA has never lost a league game to Bright Stars in the top flight.In that period, Mike Mutebi’s charges have won seven of the nine fixtures between the two side, drawing the other two.Bright Stars has lost both of their last two games at home to KCCA by a score line of 2-1. When the two met at the start of the season, the two draw 0-0 at Lugogo.Bright Stars go into the game having not lost a single game in any of their last six games in all competitions (W3 D3).For KCCA, they have lost two of their five games in all competitions (W3).In the league, the kasasiro Boys have lost only one of their last 15 games (W9 D5).Bright Stars go into the game having lost only one game at home all season (1-0 to Maroons), winning six and drawing the other seven.For KCCA, they have won only four of their 13 away games all season (D6 L3).Comments Tags: bright starsKCCA FCmorley byekwasoNelson Ssenkatuka