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Football News Atletico Madrid thrash Real Madrid 7-3, Diego Costa scores four goals

first_imghighlights Diego Costa scored four goals against Real Madrid.Costa was also given a red card.Marco Asensio could be ruled out of entire La Liga season. New York: Diego Costa scored four goals as Atletico Madrid embarrassed La Liga rivals Real Madrid 7-3 Friday in a pre-season friendly at MetLife Stadium. Costa had a hat-trick by halftime and added one more goal before he was sent off in the 63rd when both teams were reduced to 10 men after a testy shoving match. The first meeting outside of Europe between the Madrid rivals proved a dismal night for Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid, who saw Serbian starlet Luka Jovic hobble off after an awkward collision with Atletico keeper Jan Oblak in the 24th minute.    Zidane can only hope the news on his injury will be better than that on Marco Asensio, who could miss most if not all of the La Liga season after rupturing a knee ligament against Arsenal on Tuesday.    Portuguese 19-year-old Joao Felix, signed from Benfica this month for 126 million euros (USD 142 million), scored his first goal for Atletico and helped set up two more. Angel Correa also scored for Atletico, who had run the score to 5-0 at halftime and 6-0 before Real Madrid got one on the scoreboard before a packed house at the East Rutherford, New Jersey, home of the NFL’s New York Jets and New York Giants.    Costa set the tone in the first minute. Put through in the area by Felix he fired across his body to make it 1-0. Felix struck in the eighth, slotting home a ball that was cut back to him by Saul Niguez. Real Madrid keeper Thibaut Courtois could only watch Correa’s 19th-minute blast into the bottom left corner. Costa bagged his second to make it 4-0 in the 28th, Saul winning the ball after a poor pass from Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and sending a pass for Costa.Also Read | Real Madrid delivered a winning response to Zinedine Zidane’s stinging criticismCosta made it 5-0 on the stroke of halftime, converting from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the area by Isco. Atletico’s lead swelled to 6-0 in the 51st minute when Costa teamed with Felix for his fourth of the night, Felix slotting a pass through Real Madrid’s defence for Costa to arc over Keylor Navas. Eden Hazard helped Real Madrid pull back a goal in the 59th with a cross that Nacho bundled over the line.Also Read | Real Madrid reject Pochettino’s claim Tottenham asked to sleep at club’s training ground    Minutes later Daniel Carvajal’s late challenge on Thomas Lemar saw tempers flare, with both Costa and Carvajal sent off. Undeterred, Atletico grabbed their seventh goal in the 70th thanks’ to a superb solo run by Vitolo, who seized the ball from two defenders and beat two more to score. Karim Benzema converted an 85th-minute penalty and Javi Hernandez scored in the 89th to trim the deficit, but there was little for Real Madrid to be proud of.    Welsh star Gareth Bale — reportedly on the verge of a lucrative move to Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning — was sent on with less than half an hour remaining but couldn’t provide a spark.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Other Sports Watch: Vinesh Phogat Thrashes Sofia Mattsson 13-0 In Wrestling World Championship

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India’s biggest medal hope Vinesh Phogat at the Wrestling World Championships defeated Olympic bronze medallist Sofia Mattsson to start on a high note. Vinesh Phogat began her campaign with a commanding 13-0 win in qualifying round in the 53 kg category on Tuesday. Vinesh, who was handed the “toughest possible” draw in form of Mattsson, dominated the match secure the victory.Vinesh did not allow her Swedish opponent any chance as she took an early 4-0 lead over with her attacks around the waist. The Asian Games gold medallist extennded her lead to 13-0 in the dying seconds pushing Mattsson out of the mat. Mattsson challenged referee’s decision but did not succeed as Vinesh had her foot inside the line. Vinesh had recently beaten Sofia on way to the Poland Open title-win last month. Vinesh will now lock horns with world number two (in 55kg) and reigning world champion Mayu Mukaida of Japan. If that hurdle is crossed, world number one and last edition’s silver medallist Sarah Ann Hildebrandt will await the Indian in the quarterfinals. last_img read more

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Red Feather Boutique in Oxford holding annual holiday open house Thursday, Nov. 13

first_imgRed Feather Boutique at 119 N. Sumner in Oxford is running its annual holiday open house on Thursday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 7 p.m. There will be special savings for their loyal customers. There are prize drawings, food samplings and refreshments. Come see what Red Feather Boutique has to offer. For more information call Red Feather Boutique 620-455-3814 or Primarily Plants & Floral 620-455-3636.last_img

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Nick Saban rips reporter: ‘Do you guys take math?’

first_img“Today wasn’t a very busy day for you guys in terms of signatures coming in,” the reporter said to Saban. “Is that what you expected and how do you feel like you addressed your remaining needs?” Nick Saban only had a few roster spots to fill on National Signing Day after inking 22 players in December during college football’s early signing period.Despite the (expected) lack of activity during the day, the Alabama football coach was still very busy. A reporter found that out the hard way during Saban’s National Signing Day news conference on Wednesday. Sportswriter- “Coach Saban #NSD2020 wasn’t very busy for you…”Literally Everyone- “Oh No.” pic.twitter.com/JP6EdChy61— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) February 5, 2020MORE: Alabama’s 2020 recruiting class faces real pressure to get Crimson Tide back to No. 1Nick Saban replied:“Do you guys take math? Do you have math class? Did you learn how to add when you did have math class? Like 22 and three make 25? I mean… Is that what we expected? That we could only sign three guys. That’s what we expected based on math.“But it was a very busy day, aight, because the calendar is moved up. Aight, so I spend my whole day today — and we spend our whole day today — really on next year’s recruiting. Does that make sense?“So I think I talked to 22 guys today, and I think I talked to 14 guys yesterday. Aight, so it was very busy. In fact, by the end of the day today, I was stuttering on the phone and having a tough time speaking clearly, so that’s how busy it was.”Alabama finished National Signing Day with the No. 2 recruiting class behind Georgia, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.last_img read more

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Manufacturing continues to suffer from high energy costs – GMSA

first_imgThe manufacturing sector has long suffered the high costs of electricity which skyrocket production costs and result in higher prices for locally-made products.Guyana Marketing and Services Association (GMSA) President Clinton Williams on Thursday acknowledged that this trend still continues and until the issue of unreliable power is wiped away, the operations of manufacturers will be stymied, creating a ripple effect.GMSA President Clinton WilliamsHe shared these remarks during their luncheon at the Pegasus Hotel, in the presence of their executives, manufacturers, and caretaker President David Granger.“Many of the longstanding jeopardies facing us are inextricably linked to the high cost on reliability of electrical power. We must reiterate this stranglehold will continue until we slay the beast of expensive non-reliable power. The private sector, and particularly the manufacturing sector, would continue to bellow way below potential, resulting in a serious knock-on effects on jobs and of course, on our economy,” he said.For this, the Association’s President suggested a deal that would alleviate this setback by providing fuel at a lower price. He insisted that more needs to be done on Government’s end to make waves on the local and foreign markets.“We are suggesting that we must quickly enter into an arrangement that allows the utilisation of part of our current and future crude oil export receipts for refined oil at prices that are considerably cheaper than those obtained at the moment. While Government’s recent initiatives to introduce some measures to reduce electricity costs across the board is a step in the right direction, much more needs to be done if we are to realise any significant improvements in our cost of production and of course, computable advantage on the local, regional and international markets,” Williams positioned.Earlier this year, Private Sector Commission (PSC) Executive Ramesh Dookhoo noted that price fluctuations and the high cost of fuel prohibit Guyana from being competitive with other countries.“We still have a huge challenge as a manufacturing country, with the cost for electricity. I would urge the Government to continue to look for sustainable supplies and initiatives in energy. Fluctuations that govern the price of oil affect us and put Guyana in a place where we’re not competitive to export and compete with countries that have cheaper energy,” Dookhoo had told this publication.In Guyana, the Guyana Power and Light’s (GPL) Demerara interconnected system is fed with power by the Power Producers and Distributors Inc (PPDI), which replaced Wartsila, a company from Finland which maintained over a dozen engines for the utility company for two decades.Meanwhile, the GMSA called for enhancements to the high cost and time associated with trades since consumers are suffering from the inflated import bills.“GMSA would wish to see improvements in both the high cost and time consuming nature of our trade transaction procedures. These onerous costs ultimately are passed down to the end user of imported items. Our consumers suffer the same fate with locally manufactured products that derive from imported raw materials”.On the topic of finances, Williams mentioned their vision to have growing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures and for Guyana to be recognised for ease of doing business.“We would like to see Guyana’s GDP and per capita statistics skyrocket because we know that they can. It would be an enormous achievement if Guyana could be listed in the top 10 in the world’s ranking for ease of doing business…The GMSA firmly believes that our country’s development strategies must be remain underpinned by axiom that includes food security, energy security…and the pursuit of economic drivers such as ICT, renewable energy and the new and emerging oil and gas sector,” he mentioned.last_img read more

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‘There is something happening this week’ – Leicester coach hints at Inler deal

first_imgKevin Phillips has suggested Leicester City are close to concluding a deal for Gokhan Inler.The Napoli midfielder is being heavily linked with a move to the Premier League club, and the Foxes coach admits there could be movement with regards to the 31-year-old this week.“I believe there is something happening this week, but that department is not really down to me,” said Phillips, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.‘He’s heading for the very top’ – Leicester coach Kevin Phillips hails Foxes sensation Riyad Mahrezlast_img read more

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DONEGAL WOMAN WINS DRIVING INSTRUCTOR OF YEAR – AGAIN!

first_imgKillybegs driving instructor, Diane Harvey, who has become the first Approved Driving Instructor in the country to win a Road Safety Authority “Leading Lights” award in two successive years, pictured here with Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Ray D’Arcey after receiving the award at a ceremony in Farmleigh.Killybegs driving instructor, Diane Harvey, has been named Approved Driving Instructor of the Year by the Road Safety Authority for the second successive year.This is a unique achievement which no other driving instructor in Ireland has earned.She was presented with her “Leading Lights” award yesterday at a function at Farmleigh House, Dublin, by RSA chairman, Gay Byrne. Said Diane (34): “I am delighted to get this recognition. I was amazed to get the Leading Lights award last year and I never expected to win it two years in a row.”A total of 29 awards were presented under various headings at yesterday’s ceremony, which was attended also by sporting great, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and RTE presenter, Ray D’Arcey.Three years ago, she set up her own business, “D’s School of Motoring & Training” and in 2011 she won the Donegal Enterprise Award sponsored by Donegal Local Development Company Ltd.From the outset, she has focused strongly on road safety and has taken an active part in a number of safety events in conjunction with Donegal County Council and Shell Ireland.  DONEGAL WOMAN WINS DRIVING INSTRUCTOR OF YEAR – AGAIN! was last modified: December 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:Diane HarveyDriving InstructorKillybegslast_img read more

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BALLYBOFEY AND STRANORLAR LADIES GOLF NOTES

first_imgBallybofey & Stranorlar Ladies Golf NotesResults from the recent 18 holes Stroke event, staged on Wednesday, April 27th – 1, break of tie, Mary McHugh, 68 nett; 2, Ann Glancy 68; gross, Margaret McConnell; 3, break of tie, Kay Stewart 69; 4, Elizabeth Hamilton, 69.‘2s’ were carded by Deirdre Kelly at the 14th and Mary Brogan at the 6th The Lady Captain’s Outing to Strandhill, Co. Sligo, takes place this Sunday, May 8th. Bus will leave the clubhouse at 9.00 a.m. sharp.BALLYBOFEY AND STRANORLAR LADIES GOLF NOTES was last modified: May 7th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Warriors’ Bob Myers, Steve Kerr on Patrick McCaw’s departure & what they might do with an open roster spot

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.* * *Subscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book* * *PHOENIX – Patrick McCaw joined the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, but shed little light on why he chose to leave the Warriors. “Nothing stands out to say I didn’t want to go back, McCaw said after his first practice in Cleveland. “I think it was just time for me to move on.”McCaw …last_img read more

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Using Thermostats

first_imgI get a lot of questions about energy—from relatives, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. I think the most common question is about thermostats and whether it makes sense to lower the temperature of your house at night or when you aren’t home.“Doesn’t it take more energy to warm the house back up,” some ask?“Do setback or programmable thermostats really save energy?”Yes, these thermostats can—and usually do—save energy, lots of it. But simply having such a thermostat isn’t enough; you have to know how to use it. Here, I’ll be referring to the heating season, though these ideas also apply to the cooling season for those who have central air conditioning.A thermostat controls your heating system, telling it when to turn on and off to maintain the “set-point” temperature in the house or apartment. In homes with multiple heating zones, there is a separate thermostat for each zone. The lower the setting, the less heat is called for in that zone and the less energy you will use for heating. A common rule-of-thumb is that for every degree Fahrenheit you turn down the thermostat, you save about 2% on your energy consumption for heating. So, if you used to keep your house at 70 degrees and you lower the thermostat to 65 degrees, you’ll reduce your energy use by about 10% (5 x 2).If you lower the thermostat for a portion of each 24-hour day, say at night, there will be proportional savings. For example, if your thermostat is set to reduce your house temperature by 10 degrees for eight hours each night (one-third of the 24-hour day), your annual savings would be about 7% (10 x 2 ÷ 3).There are a number of different types of thermostats. The simplest is the round dial-type (most commonly made by Honeywell) with a single setting for the desired temperature. These must be controlled manually each time you want a change. “Setback thermostats” have two different set-points: one for the daytime and another for night. You can adjust the set-point temperatures separately for day and night and also adjust the timing of the nighttime setback.I’m a big fan of programmable, digital thermostats, which provide even more flexibility—but are also more complicated. With most programmable thermostats you can designate multiple setback periods each day and differentiate weekdays from weekends. I have a one of these in our kitchen, the primary heating zone we use, and this is programmed with four different periods each day. From 5:30 until 9 AM I usually have it set at about 68 degrees. From 9 am until 5:30 PM, when my wife and I are at work, it’s set at 52 degrees, then at 5:30 PM the temperature is bumped up to 65 degrees. Finally, from 11 PM until 5:30 AM, it’s dropped back down to 52 degrees. (In reality, because we heat with wood and our wood stove is in the kitchen, the oil heat often doesn’t kick on at all.) On weekends the thermostat is programmed with different times and temperatures, because we’re usually home during the day.Most programmable thermostats provide handy override features. The simplest on mine are up and down arrows. You can manually increase or lower the temperature setting by pressing one of the arrows until the desired temperature shows on the digital readout. The thermostat will maintain that temperature through the end of the current time period. For example, it we get home from work at 6:30 feeling chilly and don’t want to start a fire, one of us might bump the temperature up to 70. (Because we usually keep the temperature quite low, we don’t have to feel too guilty about using a higher setting for a few hours.) If we don’t change the setting again in the evening, it will remain at 70 until 11 PM, when the nighttime temperature setting kicks in.With most programmable thermostats you can also “hold” the temperature—so that it doesn’t revert to the programmed settings at the end of the current time period. I use this when we’re heading out of town—keeping the temperature at 50 degrees, for example.Note that if you want to set your house temperature back a significant amount at night or when the house isn’t being used, the house temperature should be able to “recover” (warm up again) fairly quickly. With a baseboard hot water (hydronic) heating system, this means that the boiler temperature needs to be kept fairly high—even during the “swing” seasons (spring and fall) when it’s not as cold out. Some boiler controls reduce the boiler temperature when it’s not as cold out, but with lower-temperature water circulating through your baseboard radiators, it will take a lot longer for the house to warm up.On the subject of thermostats, it’s important to mention that most older mechanical thermostats have switches that use mercury, a highly toxic metal. A capsule with liquid mercury completes an electrical circuit when it tips (based on metal that expands or contracts as it warms and cools). Mercury thermostats are now off the market, but there are millions still in use. Because of the significant quantity of mercury in these thermostats, they should never be thrown in the trash, and they should be handled carefully to keep the glass capsule from breaking. If you or a heating contractor is upgrading your thermostats, make sure that the old ones are properly disposed of. They should be taken to a facility that collects mercury thermostats for recycling or safe disposal, such as the Windham Solid Waste Management District.last_img read more

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