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Prosinecki amazes Europe

first_imgThe truth is that he was a player who attracted attention. Her curly blonde hair looked like the wig of Harpo Marx and his way of running was strange. He seemed to always limp. He was slow in speed but fast with his head. With these works, he led the Red Star to conquer the first and only European Cup that a Balkan team has achieved. And at what times! These were the years of destabilization in the former Yugoslavia, which a few years later would be divided into several countries (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Slovenia). The team coach was Ljubomir Petrovic and built around that misunderstood blond-haired genius a team with some of the best Yugoslav players of the moment as Savicevic, Mihalovic, Jugovic and Pancev, among others. And yes, Prosinecki before being a broken toy was a great promise of world football. When Real Madrid signed him in the summer of 1991 the Croatian, then Yugoslavian, was a brilliant footballer, the flagship player of the current and surprising European champion, the Red Star. The entire continent was surrendered to the talent of a 22-year-old midfielder who a few years earlier had been the engine and star of Yugoslavia U20, a golden generation to which they also belonged Mijatovic, Suker, Mihajlovic and Boban, among others, and who was proclaimed world champion in her category in 1987.Prosikito doll from the Renault campaign. A few years ago the car company Renault He made an announcement in which a former player of Croatian origin caricatured himself with a doll. Prosikito was kind of Chucky which represented Robert Prosinecki, ex of Real Madrid, Barça and Seville, among others, who injuries and bad reputation made him go through more pain than glory for Spanish football. The term “broken toy” has never been so well represented in a footballer, who also had his own doll.center_img After eliminating Grasshopper, Dinamo Dresden and Rangers, the Red Star gave his real blow on the table in the semifinals against Bayern Munich. The Bavarians, with Augenthaler, Effenberg and Brian Laudrup in the lead were clearly favorites and no one expected the recital given by the Red Star in the olympic of munich. The Germans went ahead 1-0 with a goal of Wohlfarth and far from wrinkling in that scenario, Prosinecki took a step forward and began to make his team play wonderfully. Savicevic and Pancev came back from the game and left the semifinal on track. Bayern managed to tie the tie in the small Maracana of Belgrade, but again in the face of adversity, the Red Star did not lose his composure and went to look for his rival in the opposite field. When the match seemed destined for overtime, un goal in the own door in the minute 90 of Augenthaler put the whole of Petrovic in the final of the European Cup.In the final, another legendary team awaited, Olympique Marseille led by Raymond Goethals. The French team was a real pylon hammer in the early 90s, with players like Barthez, Papin, Deschamps, Boli and Desailly, among others. It came from eliminating Milan from Sacchi and the Dutch deploying a football based on the power and speed of its players. Like for the Red Star, this was their first final of European Cup. Maybe that caused both teams, which had shown to have great potential, were all over the final more concerned with making no mistakes than deploying their football. 0-0 led to overtime and later penalties. Amorós missed his throw and Pancev transformed that of victory.The joy in Yugoslavia would last just over a month. 27 days after the final, Slovenia announced its independence and started the war in the Balkans. All this caused a disbandment of the country’s great players to the major European leagues, including Prosinecki, for whom all the great clubs fought. He ended up in Madrid and it never materialized. Barça tried to get him back and couldn’t either. Despite this, he will go down in history for that 1991 Red Star European Cup and for being the only player to date who has played two world championships with two different teams (Yugoslavia and Croatia). And for Prosikito, of course.last_img read more

Change of atmosphere could do wonders for Lady Warriors

first_imgUE Lady Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East was picture of disarray during the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament after winning just of the 14 games it played.After a few tinkering in the offseason, however, two prominent figures in the Lady Warriors’ locker room believe their improved chemistry will ultimately change their fortunes.ADVERTISEMENT And that change in disposition became key to the team’s improved structure as former captain Shaya Adorador said.“The skills are already there and what we are focused right now is improving how we move as a team on the court,” said Adorador in Filipino. “We’re focusing on how we will gel better once we go in the floor.”UE was the second-worst spiking team in Season 79 posting a success rate of just 23.27 percent and that was partly due to the team’s terrible 7.47 excellent set average per period.ADVERTISEMENT Team captain Roselle Baliton said even head coach Francis Vicente has created a different atmosphere within the team, switching from a strict disciplinarian to an almost laid-back chap.“Coach Francis even jokes with us right now,” said Baliton in Filipino. “He’s not that strict anymore and he’s beginning to give this light presence with the team. The bonding’s better.”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 folkVicente had always displayed a no-questions-asked demeanor with his team, be it with the national squad or with the girls’ volleyball team of University of Santo Tomas when he was still head coach.That, however, apparently toned down as the team prepares to make surprises in Season 80. View comments Woods brings back big crowds, big cheers with a 72 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Sparks name Spears as head

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL SEGUNDO – South Pasadena High School product Nancy Spears, an entertainment industry executive and recreation-league teammate of Los Angeles Sparks co-owner Carla Christofferson, was hired Tuesday as president of the WNBA team. Christofferson and Katherine Goodman head an investment group that purchased the Sparks from the Lakers in December. “Equally important, Nancy shares our vision of creating a community among Sparks fans.” Spears played basketball and softball for four years at South Pasadena High. “I’m one of the luckiest people in the world to be able to mix passion and career, especially in my hometown,” she said. center_img Spears, 37, joins the Sparks from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, where she was director of worldwide acquisitions. Before that, she was director of marketing for Kid Franchise Entertainment at Warner Home Video, where she oversaw marketing of non-theatrical animation franchises. “Her brand marketing experience will be a great asset as we continue to build the franchise into one of the finest in sports,” Goodman said of Spears. last_img read more

Visit to Africa spurs creation of CareNow

first_imgBjurstrom and Carrie Sharpshair, CareNow’s executive director, traveled through Africa last year visiting doctors, clinics, orphanages and pharmaceutical companies. “We got a really good feeling for the situation and reality,” he said. “We’re talking about really basic health care. Ultimately the objective is helping people transform themselves into thriving communities, rather than being too sick to work and too sick to learn.” Sharpshair said the group is providing basic health care to people who have none. “A small puncture wound from stepping on something could lead to a life-threatening infection. It’s amazing what $23,000 can do,” she said, referring to the annual cost of the mobile clinic along with a nurse and midwife in Zambia. She said her group has committed $45,000 over three years to health care and education in the Congo program in partnership with World Vision. The Lily Medical Clinic supported by CareNow in South Africa has about 30,000 visits a year from patients, including three children who received life-saving cardiac care last year, she said. It’s hard for people in the affluent communities of Los Angeles and Ventura counties to imagine how difficult it is in parts of Africa to obtain the simplest health care, she said. “We are a very, very privileged society living in a very privileged community,” she said. “Our human society half a world away is suffering tremendously.” Bjurstrom said many parts of Africa have lacked health care for generations, but that the world has grown more conscious of the problems recently, partly because of advancements in global communications and the worldwide attention given to the spread of AIDS. “There are villages where nearly the entire populations have died out,” he said. “When the teachers die of AIDS, there is no one to teach the children. When health care workers die, there is no one to care for the sick.” “The need is getting greater and greater as AIDS spreads,” Bjurstrom said. “All of the efforts together are not having the impact that we would like. There is more that needs to be done.” (805) 583-7602 Information CareNow’s headquarters is at 5706 Corsa Ave., Suite 200 M, Westlake Village. Its Web site is The group will hold a major fundraiser June 3 at the Moorpark Country Club. Tickets are $125 for the banquet and presentation called “Safari Now, An Expedition into the Heart of Humanity.” For more information, call (818) 597-2451. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Since 2005, the group has developed a partnership with World Vision to help with basic health care needs in the community of Kipushi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. CareNow has also collaborated with Action International to support a mobile health clinic, along with nursing services in rural areas near Lusaka, Zambia. And it’s working with the Lily of the Valley AIDS Orphanage to equip a new clinic for the orphanage and the surrounding community of Mophela in South Africa. “I think Ed and CareNow are just doing a terrific job,” said Mark Jaffe, the international service chairman for the Rotary Club of Westlake Village. “I joined Rotary because I wanted to help in this community and internationally, and I found it was a perfect way to make my dollars count, my time count and my efforts count. It gave me connections all over the world to make things happen,” said Jaffe, who maintains contact with Rotary members in South Africa who also support the Lily of the Valley project. Bjurstrom is a chemical engineer and former vice president of operations for Amgen Inc. He serves on the CareNow Foundation board along with physician John Horton and Donna L. Masterman, associate medical director in early development at Amgen and a former associate clinical professor of neurology at UCLA. WESTLAKE VILLAGE – A nonprofit foundation established in the Conejo Valley by a former Amgen executive is helping some of the poorest people in Africa find health care to deal with everything from simple infections to AIDS. “What I saw in Africa was people dying in their mud huts for lack of medication that cost $15 a month,” said Ed Bjurstrom, who founded the CareNow Foundation in Westlake Village after a visit to Africa in 2004 left him with the desire to take action. “The governments have the money to solve these problems. A huge amount of oil, gold and diamonds come from Africa,” he said. “How come the people don’t benefit from this? In the remotest parts of Africa, you can get beer and Coca-Cola with no problem.” Bjurstrom decided he could make an impact through CareNow by providing help to expand clinics and health care programs in small towns and villages where they were most needed. last_img read more

Fair problems spark call for new ag district

first_imgThe San Fernando Valley Fair has had problems for years in finding a permanent home and has moved between the San Fernando Valley and Saugus. This year, it will be held at the Saugus Speedway, which Alarcon said deprives the San Fernando Valley from a celebration of its agricultural roots. (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! Frustrated at the problems enveloping the San Fernando Valley Fair this year, two Valley councilmen called Tuesday for the state to create a new agricultural district to avoid the same problem in the future. Under the proposal from Councilmen Richard Alarcon and Tony Cardenas, the state would be asked to create a new district to allow the Valley to host its own fair, with a separate one in the Santa Clarita Valley. The fair was moved this year from the San Fernando Valley because of a dispute over sites and generated controversy when it was announced there would be no display of animals or livestock. “This (agricultural) board has failed at its mission and the time has come for changes,” Alarcon said. “The San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley have grown tremendously since the creation of the 51st District, and we need to deal with the fundamental problem that the current geography of the district does not make sense.” last_img read more

Irish Water in the dock as Falcarragh businesses close over water shortages

first_imgA young business owner says it is ‘disheartening’ that she has repeatedly had to close her local salon on Falcarragh’s Main Street due to serious issues with the water supply. The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council has already called for an emergency meeting between the local authority and Irish Water over the ongoing issues.A number of businesses in the West Donegal town were forced to close their doors yet again this week because of water issues due to old pipe connections. Roisin Gallagher, 20, took the plunge into the beauty business by opening ‘Roisin’s Beauty Bar’ in March 2018.But her dream venture turned into a nightmare following consistent water outages which has affected hundreds of residents in the area for well over a year.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Ms Gallagher says that she was unable to offer two staff wages this week due to closures.“I opened the business 14 months ago and it has been happening since the day I opened my doors,” Gallagher said. “It is hurting my business completely because I only started recently and you need to start off well and because of this, it is hurting me big time. “Two of my staff came in on Thursday morning, and the worst bit about this is that they don’t tell you that the water is going to be off.“You have to find out for yourself and we have all come into work on Thursday and I have had to send the two of them home and three people, including myself, went home without a wage.“It is very disheartening and if this is the carry on that is going to be going on then I am going to lose my career here in Falcarragh to where I will be better treated and there is a better system.“You try to make a life for yourself and the government are going against you,” she added.Roisin Gallagher opened ‘Roisin’s Beauty Bar’ in March 2018 and has problems from day one.With Irish Water suggesting they will install a solution to the issues in the area in late 2019, Gallagher insists she has fear the problems could continue into 2020, something she says could spell the end for ‘Roisin’s Beauty Bar’. “People are coming into Falcarragh and expecting to get a service and when they are not getting it they are not going to come back.“They will go to other surrounding areas and Irish Water says October by the earliest but we know that never happens and these problems could continue well into 2020.“It is a struggle already because Falcarragh is a small community in a rural area and you cannot afford to lose any business.“I have invested a lot of money into this small business trying to make a life for myself and it is really affecting me and I am struggling to make ends meet.” The Falcarragh native insists that water problems continue on much longer then she will have no choice but to relocate away from the area.“If this continues for much longer then I won’t be staying in Falcarragh, which is sad, but I am still young enough I have the opportunity to get up and go.”Weighing in on the issue, the Cathoairleach of Donegal County Council said Irish Water current plan for the area was ‘simply not satisfactory’.Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill said he demanded that emergency funding be put in place to upgrade the pipe network for Falcrragh and surrounding areas.“I have had a discussion with the Chief Executive of the Donegal Council, Seamus Neely and we are going to set-up an emergency meeting with Irish Water to try and fast track funding and delivery of pipe replacement to elevated the problems that are there.“Seven to eight businesses were forced to close their doors this week and that is not on,” he said. “No other utility company would get away with this that businesses have to close and Irish Water can’t let that happen either.”Eight businesses had to close on Thursday this week due to a water outage.O’Domhnaill echoed Gallaghers fears and said Irish Water were letting down the local community, labelling their actions as ‘disgraceful’ in light of recent closures.“Irish Water need to step up to the plate and supply the people, who are paying for the water, with a proper service and if it continues for a prolonged period business in Falcarragh will need to make a serious decision.“Is it sustainable at all to keep our business opened when we can’t guarantee our customers a proper and adequate level of service.”Irish Water in the dock as Falcarragh businesses close over water shortages was last modified: April 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:councildonegalFalcarraghIrish Water shortageRoisin’s Beauty Barlast_img read more

Boffo debut expected for ‘Cars’

first_imgBURBANK – When it comes to striking gold at the box office, a Pixar Animation Studios movie is about as sure a thing as death, taxes and getting popcorn kernels stuck between your teeth. The latest Pixar title, “Cars,” opening in 3,800 locations in the United States and Canada today, carries with it some lofty expectations. All six previous Pixar movies have been major box-office hits, with 2003’s “Finding Nemo” the highest-grosser of them all at $339.7 million. Box-office analyst Robert Bucksbaum said this is one weekend when Pixar and its owner, The Walt Disney Co., which has distributed all of Pixar’s computer-generated animation films, can rest easy as they wait for box-office returns. “There is absolutely no such thing as a sure thing in the movie business, with the exception of Pixar,” said Bucksbaum, president of Reel Source Inc. “They focus on the right thing and that is the story. Their stories are just phenomenal and that’s what sells these days, not how much money it cost to make or the actors.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Bucksbaum expects “Cars” to open in the mid-$70 million range on its way to a final domestic gross of about $275 million. Featuring the voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt and others, the film tells the story of a hotshot animated stock car that ends up stranded in a small town called Radiator Springs on his way to a big race. “Talking cars just seems like such a ridiculous theme, but the character development of each of these cars is so phenomenal,” said Bucksbaum. “I think even people with no interest in NASCAR or racing will want to see it.” The latest Pixar product comes at a good time for the movie industry, which is riding a streak of three consecutive weekends, and 10 of the last 11, when box office revenue has surpassed 2005 numbers. This weekend has “Cars” competing with a crowded menu at the multiplex that also includes the horror remake “The Omen,” which opened Tuesday with a record $12.6 million in ticket sales, the second weekend of the romantic comedy “The Break-Up,” and the still-popular “X-Men: The Last Stand,” DreamWorks Animation’s “Over the Hedge” and the religious thriller “The Da Vinci Code.” “Most of the other films play to different audiences, and I think that `Cars’ in its opening weekend has the broadest appeal of any of these movies in the marketplace,” said Gitesh Pandya, editor of Starting with 1995’s “Toy Story,” Pixar has been Disney’s most consistent hit-maker through a partnership that has gone on to include “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monster’s, Inc.,” “Nemo” and “The Incredibles.” Pixar has made the movies while Disney has marketed and distributed them. But that decade-long arrangement at one time had threatened to end after “Cars” because of a breakdown in contract extension talks. But all became settled earlier this year when Disney purchased Emeryville-based Pixar for $7.4 billion in an all-stock deal. The purchase of Pixar merged it with Disney’s animation division and has given Disney the ability to fully capitalize on Pixar-created characters and franchises on video games and broadband and wireless technology, as well as in its theme parks, consumer products and live stage plays. A “Toy Story 3” film is currently in production. Also in production or set for future release are “American Dog,” “Meet the Robinsons” and “Ratatouille.” (818) 713-3758160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Driving cases against priest, Senator and three others adjourned over Irish language issue

first_imgFive separate court cases involving a Parish Priest, a Senator and three other people have been adjourned until a High Court judgement is finalised.The cases, which include that Or Fr Denis Quinn as well as Senator Brian O Domhnaill, were adjourned until March 20th next when they were called at Fallcarragh District Court. All five cases relate to applications made by the defendants that court documents would be available in the Irish language.One of the cases relate to a charge of drink driving in March, 2014 against Fr Denis Quinn with an address at Parochial Hse, Falcarragh, Co Donegal.In court this morning his solicitor Sean Canon asked that the case would be adjourned due to the fact that a High Court judgment in July l2018 has not yet being signed.Judge Paul Kelly asked had there been an appeal against this judgement but Mr Canon replied that he did not know.This High Court judgement ruled that the State was not in breach of the Constitution by not providing the defendant, Mr Quinn with District Court rules and other court documents in Irish.Judge Paul Kelly said this morning that he had read the judgement and that it was “interesting.’This is the 13th adjournment in Denis Quinn’s case and the second due to the fact that last year’s HC judgment has not yet been signed.Four other similar cases were adjourned until March including four charges against Sen. Brian Ó Domhnaill of Cill Ullta, Falcarragh, Co Donegal, which date back as far as 2013.This is the 15th adjournment of his case.He is charged with three charges connected to an alleged hit and run and another of drink-driving at Tullygay, Letterkenny on September 2nd, 2013.Driving cases against priest, Senator and three others adjourned over Irish language issue was last modified: January 16th, 2019 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)last_img read more


first_imgU14 and U16 girls gaelic football trials which were due to take place on Sunday have been CANCELLED.With further storm warnings for next week, coaches and selectors are planning to assemble squads based on the first day of trials and players attending the autumn Academy.  STORM DESMOND RED ALERT: U14 AND U16 GIRLS FOOTBALL TRIALS CANCELLED was last modified: December 5th, 2015 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:cancelleddonegalLGFAtrialslast_img read more


first_imgA VERY SMALL EXCLUSIVE: A Donegal town is planning to beat a unique world record by having the most number of leprechauns in one place!Glenties is renowned for having one of the most colourful St Patrick’s Day parade in the entire country.But this year it plans to be even more special by planning to smash the Guinness Book of World Record for the most number of leprechauns. The current record stands at 262.But Glenties Community Action Group plans to smash that and are in the process of making a whopping 450 leprechaun outfits.The group has already been officially accepted by the Guinness Book of World Records to go for the record.Chairperson of the Glenties Community Action Group, Carmel Doherty told “We plan to smash the current record out of the water. “We are getting people to sign up and give a commitment they are going to be there. It’s going to be huge,” she said.The group is already working with the Inishowen Carnival group to build a massive St.Patrick, a dragon and many other floats.Anyone who wishes to take part in the parade or become a leprechaun for the day can call into Bonnar’s Dresmaking Shop or Keeney’s Bar on the Main Street in Glenties. OH BEGORRA….DONEGAL AIMING TO SMASH WORLD LEPRECHAUN RECORD! was last modified: February 15th, 2012 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:GlentiesleprechaunsSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more