LaLiga named Honorary Ambassador of the Spain Brand in International Relations

first_imgAdvertisement i9zNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2mWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egppu( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) elkWould you ever consider trying this?😱c0wt5Can your students do this? 🌚6i2k9Roller skating! Powered by Firework  LaLiga, Ana Botin, Isabel Coixet, Carolina Marin, ONCE, Paradores, Francisco Mojica and Jose Luis Bonet comprise the eighth group of Honorary Ambassadors of the Spain Brand chosen by the Leading Brands of Spain Forum as part of an initiative to publicly recognise the people, companies and institutions that have made the largest and best contributions, with their exemplary professional backgrounds, to reinforcing a positive image of Spain abroad.Advertisement LaLiga, chosen in the International Relations category, was represented by its president, Javier Tebas, who, along with the rest of the honorary ambassadors, held a meeting with the royal couple before the ceremony to share the ambassadors’ vision of Spain’s international image in various spheres.Advertisement The other ambassadors were recognised in the following biennial categories: Ana Botin (Corporate Management), ONCE (Social Action), Isabel Coixet (Art and Culture), Red de Paradores (Tourism and Gastronomy), Carolina Marin (Sports), Francisco Mojica (Science and Innovation), and Jose Luis Bonet (Extraordinary Credentials).Advertisement In his speech, His Majesty King Felipe VI underscored the work of the ambassadors: “Today I would like to reiterate the fact that our collective present and future are also moulded by the people, by Spaniards: the biography of Spain is the biography of all of its men and women, and we must continue to build it with the participation and efforts of all. And in this endeavour, we can feel proud of these role models of Spanish society who are the Honorary Ambassadors of the Spain Brand, truly an example for everyone.”“Thanks to LaLiga and the agreements with the various broadcasters, hundreds of millions of people around the world can enjoy Spanish football. LaLiga contributes to showing the world our undeniable strength as a country, given that the teams we have here are among the best on the planet. However, that reinforcement of Spain’s image also takes place through the power of football as a spectacle across the globe and through its inherent values as a sporting discipline, such as hard work, personal betterment, teamwork and collaboration,” His Majesty King Felipe VI went on to say with regard to the work of LaLiga as International Relations Ambassador. Advertisementlast_img read more

RBC Bats Silent In 7-0 MCT Loss To Manalapan

first_imgBy Ryan FennellRed Bank Catholic was eliminated in the first round of the Monmouth County Tournament in a 7-0 loss to Manalapan.Red Bank – It seemed one big inning would be all the Caseys needed to steal the lead, and the game, away from Manalapan last Friday in the first round of the Monmouth County softball tournament.The Caseys are still waiting for that inning.Manalapan, and starting pitcher Caitlin Gee, shut down the Caseys for seven innings to take a 7-0 victory into the next round against top-seeded Saint John Vianney.Gee pitched a complete game shutout allowing only two hits while striking out seven.  Gee did walk five batters, but no Caseys’ runner reached third base in the game.“In key situations we didn’t make good decisions,” said Red Bank Catholic head coach Tony Flego.  “We prepared ourselves properly to play, we just didn’t execute.  We did not execute our game plan at the plate.  We didn’t do what we had to do.”The Caseys’ best opportunities to score came in the second and fourth innings.Brynne Bauman led off the bottom of the second with a walk and quickly stole second.  After Morgan Chayes struck out looking on three pitches, Sarah Dnistrian worked a walk to put two on with one out, and the Caseys only down 1-0 at this point.However, Gee struck out Dakota Chayes and Colleen Signorelli to retire the side and end the Caseys threat.With one out in the fourth, Bauman again got RBC started by singling to left.  After Morgan Chayes flew out to center, Dnistrian worked another walk to move Bauman into scoring position, but Dakota Chayes grounded out to the pitcher to end the inning and Gee once again escaped, this time leading 4-0.Errors in the field led to three more runs for Manalapan with two in the sixth and one in the seventh.Five of Manalapan’s seven runs in the game came with two outs.“I thought we were in it the whole game,” Flego said.  “Even when we were down 4-0, I thought we could come back.  We just couldn’t get anything going.“We have to play error free, and we have to hit the ball,” he added.Manalapan took an early 1-0 lead in the first when Jackie Tsang smoked a two-out triple to left and scored on an infield single by Cassie Hrevnak.  Hrevnak lined a 1-1 pitch back to the mound but the ball glanced off Caseys’ pitcher Emily Simon’s glove and trickled toward short as Tsang scampered home.Tsang was 3-for-4 on the day adding a single in the third and a two-run double to right with the bases loaded in the sixth.Manalapan went up 2-0 in the third when Amanda Dipietrantonio smashed a two-out solo homerun to deep left-center.The Braves went ahead 4-0 in the fourth when, again with two outs, Amy Lagomarsino singled to left and Chandler Matcovich drew a walk and both advanced on a wild pitch.  Francesca Marchese followed with another base-on-balls to load the bases for Lauren Schwartz who walked on four pitches.  Dipietrantonio knocked in the second run of the inning with an infield single before Tsang grounded into a fielder’s choice at second to end the inning.Tsang drove in two more in the sixth with her bases loaded double to right, which would have cleared the bases had the ball not rolled under a fence in right resulting in a grounds-rule double.  Schwartz knocked in the seventh and final run for the Braves with two outs in the seventh with a single to left.“It was a good bounce-back win for us after losing in the bottom of the seventh to Middletown North [3-2 on April 25],” said Manalapan head coach Chris Hoffman. “Caitlin Gee carries us for the most part.  She’s kept us in every game since I’ve been here [two years].  We’ve been in every game because of her and it’s nice to see the infield and outfield back her up.”Manalapan did not commit an error in the game and struck out only twice in seven innings.The ninth-seeded Braves take on Saint John Vianney in the second round of the MCT.  Manalapan lost 1-0 to the Lancers in last year’s Monmouth County Tournament.“We’re excited to face them again,” Hoffman said.last_img read more

Respect Is The Driving Force Behind Painted Blue Lines On the…

first_imgBy Joseph SapiaBlue center lines on roads have become somewhat of a trend in recent weeks to show support for the women and men in blue, the law enforcement community.“I think the purpose is to give people a reminder we’re supportive of the police, we appreciate all they do for us,” said Middletown Mayor Gerard P. Scharfenberger.Township workers in Middletown painted a blue line in late October on Kings Highway. It goes from the area at the police station at Route 35 for about 2 miles to Red Hill Road.Around Nov. 1, Holmdel workers painted a blue line on Crawfords Corner Road at the Town Hall-Police headquarters. It runs down Crawfords Corner Road for about a quarter-mile toward Holmdel High School, said Mayor Eric Hinds.“Some other towns are doing it,” Hinds said. “We jumped on it. Show a little appreciation. I don’t know a worse year to be a police officer. We just wanted to show our support.”The year has been marked by the shooting deaths of police officers in Dallas, Iowa, California, Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan and Puerto Rico. More than 50 officers have been shot and killed this year around the country, according to the CNN television network.“It’s a very difficult time to do this job,” said Middletown Police Detective Lt. Paul J. Bailey.Middletown and Holmdel painted the blue line between the existing double-yellow lines.At its Oct. 13 meeting, the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders passed a resolution, saying the board “strongly supports the symbolic painting of a Thin Blue Line in support of the law enforcement community” in the county.“The Thin Blue Line is a universal symbol to law enforcement, used not only to commemorate fallen law enforcement but also to represent the shared commitment to all of those who choose to protect their communities every day,” according to the freeholders resolution.The “Thin Blue Line” expression has been used to describe the police presence separating good from bad.“We have to show the public and our youth how much we support law enforcement and what they do for us,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone. “It’s the only way you’re going to see the respect to our law enforcement agencies they deserve.“Here in Monmouth County, we totally, 100 percent, support our law enforcement agencies,” Arnone said.“The police really appreciate it,” Scharfenberger said.“I think it speaks very highly of the town we work for and the community we serve and protect that they would choose to do it,” Bailey said. “It’s a very nice gesture.”“I think it shows support for law enforcement, which is a good thing,” said Holmdel Police Lt. Robert Philhower.The line work was done as part of routine maintenance, Scharfenberger said. He said it should last awhile.“I guess we’ll have to make a decision if we want to make it a permanent thing,” Scharfenbergers said.Painting lines of different colors – green for St. Patrick’s Day and pink for breast cancer advocacy – seems to be a trend, Scharfenberger said.last_img read more

Celta must decide on Kevin and Juan Hernández

first_imgIn the summer of 2018 Celta opted for the 2 + 3 formula to raise the first team to Kevin Vazquez already Juan Hernández. The club reserved the option of unilaterally cutting the winger and winger contracts at the conclusion of its second season. The deadline To make the decision, it will arrive on June 30 (or when this course ends) and if the Celtic leadership does not execute the clauses of the Nigran and the Murcian, its link with the Olympic entity will be extended for three years. The two players who played the phase of promotion to Second With the subsidiary in 2018 they have followed different paths since they made the jump to Primera. Kevin, 27, has served as deputy captain Hugo Mallo on the right wing. Last season he only participated in four games of The league, but this course the physical problems of the Marín striker and his low state of form have given more prominence to his competitor on the right side. Nigran’s winger has played nine matches, all as owner.Hernández’s experience in the elite is being penalized for injuries. Celta transferred it to Cadiz at the beginning of last season and the Lorca attacker, 25, broke his left knee after the third day. He was fourteen months away from the playing fields.Having overcome the rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the internal meniscus, he made his debut in Primera at the hands of Óscar García, who gave him minutes in another LaLiga game and three in the Cup. Disappeared from the coach’s plans after the elimination against Miranda, the Murcian returned to the medical report a month ago due to discomfort in the adductor and the stop by the Covid-19 he took it while he was on leave.last_img read more

Arellano soldiers on without go-to-guy Salado

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES “We just did our jobs and whatever coach asked of us. We know how big Salado’s absence is, so it serves as a motivation for us to do what we’re supposed to do whenever we’re on the floor. We’re inspired because we know we have to step up without our main man.”Alcoriza contributed 16 markers and seven boards off the bench, and dela Cruz continued to dazzle with his 11 points, four rebounds, and four assists. Lervin Flores, meanwhile, topscored for Arellano with 19 points, eight rebounds, four blocks, and two assists.With the way his players took the cudgels for their lost leader, Codiñera is confident that Arellano can get the job done going into its final assignment against Mapua on Tuesday.“They say it’s difficult that we lost the conductor. And it is because it’s just the passengers that are left,” he said. “But with this game, we had a newfound confidence that they can win without him.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Standhardinger, Ravena, Teng banner 2017 PBA Draft class OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Arellano coach Jerry Codiñera. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAll season long, Arellano had relied on Kent Salado to get it out of trouble.But with the lead guard out for the season due to a slight MCL tear on his right knee, it’s the Chiefs’ turn to rally behind their main man.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I told them that with or without Kent, we will play and we will do our best,” said coach Jerry Codiñera. “Let’s offer it to Kent because he’ll miss the whole playoffs, and if ever we make it as far as the Finals, he’s still going to be out.”Luckily for the PBA great, the players heard his plea loud and clear as the Chiefs drubbed Perpetual, 62-52, on Thursday to continue their Final Four drive and improve to an 8-9 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogLevi Dela Cruz and Rence Alcoriza were instrumental in helping the Chiefs rack up their third straight win in the homestretch of the eliminations. “We’re really sad that Salado is not playing with us. But we stepped up and covered for each other. We tried to make up for what Kent was doing for us,” said dela Cruz, who was installed as the team’s starting point guard in lieu of Salado.last_img read more

BanKo Perlas whips Iriga-Navy

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We notice that we were playing way too slow,” said BanKo veteran middle hitter Sue Roces in Filipino. “That’s not how we play. And that’s why we couldn’t pull away in the match.”Iriga-Navy, fresh from scoring its first win in the conference at the expense of winless Akari-Adamson, managed to keep the sets close but just could not wrap things up despite the efforts of veterans Nene Bautista and Joanne Bunag.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“So in the third set I told the team, ‘Hey let’s play quick,’ and that’s where we were able to control the third set,” added Roces. LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 awardcenter_img Didal gets house, lot from NHA through PSC MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew BanKo Perlas demolished Iriga-Navy, 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, Wednesday at the start of the second round of eliminations in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Center.The Perlas Spikers, using speed as their weapon of choice, thus halted their two-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

Comic Music

first_imgBy the time Joseph Dean was twenty, he not only sang well, he also wrote his own songs. Since then, he has utilized every possible means to nurture his talent by himself.After two years of getting himself ready through practice, in 2006, the singer dropped six hip-co inspired songs. Sadly, all six singles failed to cement a spot for him in the market. Still struggling to make his mark in the industry, Dean moved to the then Studio 57. But his hope of being a sold-out artist was short-lived after yet another single – ‘Ladies Night’ – failed to impress the listening public.“I did a lot of good songs but each one of them failed to highlight my music career. I tried and tried, but nothing was working. I moved from hip-co to dancehall music and did a song called ‘Ladies Night’ with my group; still things did not change. The group was called US-2,” Joseph recalled.Frustrated over his stalled music career, Joseph Dean took a break from music to focus on another of his many talents – comedy. Although it was slow coming, the popularity he was looking for through music he finally found in comedy. Soon, he capitalized on his newfound status by venturing into the business side of his art by promoting big companies like Cellcom, Dstv and Novafone.However, Dean still wanted to make an impact through music. That was when he had the brilliant idea to blend his two passions, music and comedy, to see what comes out of it. “In less than a year I was making an impact. I felt relieved when I made the discussion to come back to music after so many years of absence. I always knew from day one that I had the talent to succeed in music. It was just that I placed it in the wrong genre at first. My first comic song was with DenG called ‘Do Let Me See’ and it received a lot of good reviews from music lovers. I will always remember Stone Luckshine for his motivation that inspired me to do comic music, and also DenG,” he said.Immediately after the success of his first comic song, Dean dropped the second ‘Lappa Baby,’ which was followed by ‘Spoil You with Love,’ which rocked the industry. The songs’ catchy hooks and great instrumentals make them continue to be crowd favorites at parties, shows and over the airwaves.Although he has slowed down on producing music for now, Joseph Dean said he is doing so hoping to get a good management team that understands the business side of music. Maybe his third coming would be the stuff of legend. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Summer season means Wheatbelt Baseball League

first_imgWith winter behind us and the grass turning green, the baseball season is rapidly approaching.On Thursday, May 19, the Fort St. John Black Sox will be playing their first game of the 2011 season in the Wheatbelt Baseball League.- Advertisement -The Sox will be kicking off their fifth season against the Cecil Lake Norwest Thunder, which will be taking place at the college diamonds, located after Fish Creek. The game will be played at the farthest diamond from the college and will begin at 7 p.m.This year’s list of teams includes the Fort St. John Black Sox, the Cecil Lake Norwest Thunder, the Rycroft Rage, the Peace River Stampeders and the Grimshaw Huskies.As of right now both Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek were unable to field teams for the season.Unlike the previous season where attendance was a bit of an issue, this year the Black Sox have a full roster of committed players, hoping to bring the team back to its 2008 championship winning caliber.Advertisementlast_img read more

Jimmie Johnson 3-peats in Vegas

first_imgLAS VEGAS – It would be far more interesting, and much more fun, if Jimmie Johnson decided to take a lap or two off at the start of each race. He could sit back, relax and watch the other NASCAR Nextel Cup Series drivers grip the wheel and grit their teeth for the first couple laps, then enter the fray when he felt it would be enough of a challenge. Johnson won the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 in front of a crowd of 156,000, shrugging off a new track design and a costly penalty midway through the race to take the Vegas title for the third straight year. Time and again, Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus have figured out how to transform a car that doesn’t seem competitive and turn it into a winner, overcome a fluke mistake or finish strong when everyone else has counted them out for various reasons. “We’re really pretty sick on this team,” Knaus said. “These guys really ramp up when it’s go time. & When the chips are down, that’s when these guys buckle in the hardest because they want to win the race.” Johnson beat teammate Jeff Gordon by a healthy 2.795-second margin, with Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and points leader Mark Martin rounding out the top five. The rest of the top 10 included Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, Kyle Busch and Jamie McMurray. Stewart was one of the drivers who predicted terrible consequences as a result of the track’s increased banking and the tires’ rock-hard, stiff complexion. But after three cautions in the first 18 laps, the fears of a wreck-fest like the one in Saturday’s Busch Series race never really materialized. “I expected it to be one of the most painful days on the racetrack that we’ve ever had,” Martin said. “All the drivers did a fabulous job. They were very careful around each other.” There wasn’t even a track record for cautions – it was one yellow flag short. Instead, the new track records were 16 different race leaders and 28 lead changes. Kenseth said the drivers themselves were responsible for the lack of cautions, because the conditions were still slick and treacherous. “When you got alongside of somebody you were just scared to death you were going to wreck,” he said. “It was hard to drive by yourself, but it was almost impossible when you were side-by-side.” Johnson had to drive through a minefield of slipping and sliding race cars after a penalty on lap 110 of the 267-lap race. He had led 28 laps up to that point, but one of his crew members let a tire roll away during a pit stop. NASCAR issues a penalty when a tire crosses the pit-box line. As a result, Johnson re-started in 25th place. “The fortunate thing is when we’ve had bad luck, we’ve had a good car,” said Johnson, who said he scraped the wall at one point during the race. “When you have a good car, it makes it look easy. It’s not all that easy, but it worked out.” Johnson battled Jeff Burton for the lead with 30 laps to go, but Burton eventually dropped back due to an electrical problem and finished 15th. Gordon, who dominated the race at one point and led 111 laps, was unable to challenge his Hendrick Motorsports teammate on a restart with 13 laps remaining, and Johnson simply pulled away for another of his trademark wins. “He and that team are fighters – they don’t give up,” Gordon said. “They proved that today and they prove that every win they have.” Knaus, who is regarded as one of the top crew chiefs in the garage for his ability to adjust the race car at the track, said his team responds well when it needs a gut check. “It’s a deep desire that these guys are able to pull from the inner depths of themselves to make it happen,” Knaus said with a serious look on his face. “Did you say inner depths?” a smiling Johnson said, turning to his crew chief. “Wow. That’s deeper than your standard stuff.” Johnson, who won his 24th career race, sits fourth in the points standings behind Martin, Gordon and Burton. Martin has insisted he isn’t running the full season schedule despite leading the points. He is supposed to sit out the Bristol race in two weeks and miss a race weekend for the first time since 1987. “No change yet,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Apparently, the more adversity Johnson’s team faces, the more likely it is to arrive in Victory Lane. NASCAR’s Comeback Kid did it again on Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, turning the largest sporting event west of Texas into another display of how exactly he became one of the circuit’s greatest drivers. last_img read more

Vegas priest pleads guilty to attacking church soloist

first_imgThe woman was a professional singer who performed with Engelbert Humperdinck and starred in “Folies Bergere” in the 1980s. She sang at the church and was hired by Chaanine in October as the parish events coordinator. She accused Chaanine of hitting her in the head with a wine bottle Jan. 26, stomping on her hand, groping her and choking her until she began praying. She said he suddenly stopped and fled. Chaanine was arrested almost a week later near Phoenix. The woman was treated for a broken hand and a gash on the head, authorities said. Both sides characterized Chaanine’s relationship with his accuser as more than priest and parishioner, but they did not say the two were romantically involved. Bishop Joseph Pepe, the head of the Las Vegas Diocese, issued the a statement Thursday characterizing the church community as saddened, and saying he prayed for “unity and strength” in the congregation. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Neither the woman nor her lawyer were immediately reached for comment. Chaanine, 53, remained held at the Clark County jail on $1 million bail pending sentencing Nov. 1. The battery charge carries a maximum prison term of six to 15 years, but Chaanine could be eligible for probation, officials said. He remains suspended by the Diocese of Las Vegas. The district attorney said that as a convicted felon, Chaanine would “probably never be a priest again.” Deputy Public Defender Scott Coffee said Chaanine took responsibility for the attack, but “vehemently denies there was any sexual assault.” LAS VEGAS – A Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty to felony battery with a deadly weapon in an attack on a church soloist at his Las Vegas parish office early this year. The Rev. George Chaanine admitted Thursday in Clark County District Court that he smashed a wine bottle over the 54-year-old woman’s head at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church in January. Prosecutors dropped other charges, including attempted murder and sexual assault. “Our prosecutors analyzed the case, they spoke with the victim, and she thought it was best to resolve this case short of trial,” District Attorney David Roger said. last_img read more