Juan Fuentes’s header looped behind for a corner, which Andoni Iraola landed on Etxeita’s head to give the visiting side a precious second away goal. He may be 34, but he has scored 17 of Athletic’s 42 goals this season and the home side will have been disappointed with their failure to deal with his threat. After a mix up in the Athletic back line he fired straight at Iago Herrerin and he later directed an Anaitz Arbilla cross over the bar. CET A thumping effort from Victor Sanchez was well saved by Gorka Iraizoz and there were four bodies on hand to nullify the threat of Sergio Garcia when he picked up the ball just outside the six-yard box. And on Wednesday night it was pretty painful for the fans that had filled Cornella-El Prat with so much expectation. Caicedo appeared after the break as Espanyol clicked into kitchen sink mode and his shoot soon had Herrerin scrambling, the Athletic keeper just getting enough on the ball to tip it on to the inside of his post. That’s not to say Espanyol don’t deserve acknowledgement for their run in this season’s competition. Victor Alvarez and Felipe Caicedo had both missed chances to win the game in the first leg at San Mames and those openings must have been going through every Espanyol fan’s mind when Aduriz spun and opened the scoring after 13 minutes. Barcelona woke up on Wednesday morning dreaming of a Barça-Espanyol final in the Copa del Rey, but only one half of the city kept their side of the bargain — you don’t have to be Stephen Hawking to work out which side booked their passage to the May showpiece. In the middle of those two opportunities, not even a near-capacity Power8 Stadium could force referee Juan Martinez Munuera to blow for a penalty when Victor Alvarez tumbled in the box. First half goals from Aritz Aduriz and Xabier Etxeita left Sergio Gonzalez’s men needing three goals — something which never looked on the cards — and set Athletic up for their third final against Barça since 2009. The killer blow arrived just before the break. Upd. at 00:17 Sam Marsden Christian Stuani epitomised effort as Espanyol then sought a way back into the game, throwing his body into areas and positions you wouldn’t think possible, but when it came to quality in the final third he was desperately lacking. 05/03/2015 Espanyol will lick their wounds and look to consolidate their position in la Liga, while Catalonia’s 58 year wait for an all-Barcelona final continues. Herrerin was then forced off injured, but there was no change of luck for Espanyol. They saw off Champions League challengers Valencia and Sevilla in the earlier rounds, although that may make this defeat to Athletic Club in the last four even more painful.
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West Ham manager Slaven Bilic insists there has been no clear answer from Manchester United during the club’s pursuit of Javier Hernandez.The Hammers are in the market for a new striker and are understood to have made enquiries about the Mexican’s availability.Hernandez’s future at Old Trafford seemed uncertain following last season’s loan to Real Madrid but recent reports have suggested that United want to keep him.But Bilic says there have been mixed messages and appears to believe the 27-year-old could be available should Louis van Gaal reinforce his own forward line.The Croatian said: “There’s no clear answer whether he’s for sale or not.“Some people are saying he’s not for sale. Now the situation is that, not from Man United, some people think he’s not for sale, others say he’s not for sale until they buy.“Too many if, buts. Of course, he’s a good player.” Javier Hernandez 1 read more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsThe decision to switch gears came years after rehab failed. “I just stopped,” he said. “You get to a point in life when you want to live or you don’t. You need to straighten up or die.” His wife of nearly 41 years, Maureen, says she is proud of him and barely stifles a grin when he tells people he is 46, not 64. “He has such a good heart,” she said. Greenwood’s grandmother died from breast cancer in 1957, and his mom lost her battle with leukemia in 1980. The event is meant to honor his grandmother, who “didn’t really have a chance like they do today,” he said. The American Cancer Society estimates nearly 213,000 women across the country were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. Though advanced treatments mean fewer women succumb to the disease, nearly 41,000 women in the U.S. die from breast cancer each year. The five-year survival rate for those with localized tumors is 98 percent, and the 10-year overall survival rate among those with the disease is 80 percent, according to the group. In California, about 22,000 new cases were detected in 2006, and about 4,100 women died from the disease. The good news is from 1988 to 2002 the number of cases statewide decreased 12 percent and the number of deaths dropped 29 percent. The hospital opened the Imaging Center four years ago. More than 200 cancers have been detected in the 25,000 patients who have undergone mammograms there, Bucknall said. Donations from the swim will help upgrade the technology and equipment and enhance services, she said. Greenwood, the second-oldest person to complete the Catalina channel swim, is preparing for the Oct. 14 event by swimming 28 miles a week and performing yoga. During the estimated 14-hour event, he will stop every 20 minutes or so – for about 15 seconds – to consume a carb-laden drink handed to him by a revolving team of kayakers paddling in his wake. He will forgo food, and estimates he will burn about 1,000 calories an hour. A one-piece body suit will protect his skin from rippling, which creates drag. He is grateful the lake contains no jellyfish, which he says stung him more than 2,000 times off and on during the ocean crossing. “They hit you like rapid fire,” he said. The former airline ramp serviceman and cement-truck driver never joined a swim team and did not enter his first ocean competition till 1990. He earned the nickname swimming among dolphins in Santa Barbara as he trained for an earlier fundraiser. His 23-mile swim from Long Beach to Catalina a couple of years ago raised about $7,000 for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he said. Among Greenwood’s agua buddies is Steve Neale, 54, a swimming coach and history teacher at Hart High School. “It’s an affirmation of the good things in life (for him,)” Neale said.” Working out so hard, pushing yourself beyond your fears, the personal demons out there we all have – it’s dark, it’s scary, I’m too old, it’s too cold – every single thing people have. Swimming around Catalina or the lake – he ties it around a wonderful fundraiser – something big, beyond the world of Gary.” firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The term breaststroke will assume new meaning when a senior citizen who took up competitive long-distance swimming late in life traces the 25-mile perimeter of Upper Castaic Lake. “Dolphinman” lost his grandmother to breast cancer more than 20 years ago, before modern treatments evolved. His planned record-setting swim at the lake will raise money to aid breast cancer patients, in her memory. “He’s like an angel,” said Terry Bucknall, director of women’s imaging services at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, whose Sheila R. Veloz Breast Imaging Center will benefit. “He came out of the blue … and said he wanted to do this swim to raise money for the center.” Gary Greenwood, 64, was not always such an angel. He smoked cigarettes for 30 years beginning at age 13 and was an alcoholic, drug addict and food addict for decades before ditching abuse and embracing vitality at 44. He pared the 50-inch waist and 300 pounds on his nearly 6-foot frame to 36 inches and 205 pounds. read more
IT may have snowed from the heavens in Letterkenny for Christmas but the local Chamber of Commerce has just announced record sales of its Shop LK vouchers.Not even the icy footpaths or frozen roads could keep people from supporting local businesses as they spent more than €160,240 worth of vouchers in November and December.The splurge represents a massive 48% increase in sales of the vouchers and a record since the initiative began. Chamber President Patrick McGinley said the figures were extraordinary. “Last year total sales from November 09 to October 10 stood at a record high of €207,000. However this Christmas season has exceeded our expectations and this amazing increase of 48% is a real shot in the arm for Letterkenny.“This is money that can only be spent here in the town and it contributes to supporting these outlets and most importantly supporting local jobs.” He continued “The Shop LK initiative offers local consumers an opportunity to support their local town in a really tangible way. We have had increasing sales year on year and the outlets involved in the initiative get real benefits. “Many other towns have now developed local shopping initiatives but Letterkenny Chamber started Shop LK well before the recession and over the years it has caught the imagination of the general public.“ Letterkenny provides something unique not found in neighbouring towns and cities – a main street with many independent traders, a local town feel with high street names, a clean well kept town, ample and reasonably priced parking close to the shopping areas and not least helpful and friendly staff who will go that extra mile to give customers exactly what they need.The “Shop LK – Love Shopping Letterkenny” brand helps to underpin all that is good about shopping in Letterkenny. The Chamber makes no money from the sale or redemption of vouchers so every cent brought in through Shop LK is invested back into the promotion of the brand throughout the year. Through the Shop LK initiative Letterkenny Chamber has always advocated the principles of keeping it local. The brand and the vouchers are a way of celebrating all that is good in Letterkenny. Consumers now have a great deal of choice right here in Letterkenny with excellent value every day across a range of products. Shopping in Letterkenny is hassle free with lots of cheap and convenient parking, lots of places to eat and relax and less money to spend on petrol. All in all the shopping experience here in Letterkenny is friendly, convenient and hassle free. Commenting on the increase Toni Forrester Chamber Chief Executive said “We knew sales were increasing this year but we were cautious until we saw the final figure. The Chamber office was selling vouchers every day in the run up to Christmas with staff just about keeping up with the demand.“Vouchers were bought by businesses as tax efficient bonuses, by organisations as prizes and by the general public who have really taken this initiative to their hearts. Over the last two years we have noticed that the range of people buying the vouchers has widened as people like the idea of a voucher and many comment on the idea that they are supporting the local community. “Letterkenny Chamber could not run this highly successful initiative without the support of FAS community employment programme through which the Chamber is staffed. It is the frontline staff in the Chamber that provide the much needed resources throughout the year but most especially at these busy periods and the support of FAS is very much appreciated. “ The Chamber President finished by saying “with increases in the region of 48% we are optimistic that sales will increase throughout the year and we are well on our way to selling the first million in vouchers. This is all great news for the 85 Shop LK members and for Letterkenny as a town”. EndsLETTERKENNY ANNOUNCES RECORD SALES OF ITS SHOP LK VOUCHERS DESPITE THE SNOW DRIFTS! was last modified: January 20th, 2011 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) read more
NORWALK – Detectives were continuing an investigation Tuesday into a Norwalk city employee arrested for alleged narcotics possession, and officials said additional charges might be sought against the suspect. Jeffrey Robert King, 35, a Norwalk recreation and park services department employee, was arrested Dec. 18 by sheriff’s narcotics detectives and is charged with possessing narcotics, petty theft and being under the influence of a controlled substance, according to court records. As part of their investigation, deputies also arrested Michael Ralph Bechard, 26, who is charged with receiving stolen property. Bechard does not work for the city of Norwalk, officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeAt his Dec. 20 arraignment in Bellflower Court, King pleaded not guilty and was scheduled to return to court on Jan. 12 for a pretrial hearing. Sheriff’s Lt. Jim Bitetto, who oversees the narcotics section at the sheriff’s Norwalk Station, said additional charges might be filed in the case, but he declined to discuss details. City officials said King remains a Norwalk employee, but his employment is being reviewed. “It is an administrative review of him as an employee because of the acts he was arrested for,” said Carlos Ramos, the city’s director of public safety. King has worked for the city for about five years, Ramos said. He said investigators informed the city about King’s arrest. “They had suspicions of a variety of things,” he added. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
It‘s called “a potentially dangerous trend among college students that involves getting intoxicated on an empty stomach.A study from the University of Florida reveals Drunkorexia occurs in up to 40 percent of students. Whether it‘s an effort to avoid the freshman 15 weight gain , or getting drunk faster, Scott Watson with Indianapolis-based Heartland Intervention, says it‘s putting these young people at risk for risky behavior and/or serious health consequences.Watson says one of the best skills college students can learn is moderation is key to staying safe and healthy. read more
It’s beginning to feel like we’re getting closer to summer as temperatures are set to hit a sweet spot until Wednesday.The mini-heatwave is set to last from today until Wednesday.Met Eireann say that today will be dry with good sunshine in most areas across Ireland, with a light breeze and temperatures ranging from 16 to 20 degrees. From Monday onwards, they forecast that it will be dry with sunshine and winds will be light to moderate, with the west of Ireland getting the best weather.Monday will be the hottest day according to Met Eireann, with temperatures expected to hit 20 degrees.However the nights will be nippy, with temperatures plummeting to as low as 2 degrees on Tuesday night, but in general temperatures at night will range between 3 and 6 degrees.Although it is not certain what weather we’ll get after Wednesday, Met Eireann say that their current indications suggest that Thursday will see the dry weather holding, but with the possibility of some light rain next Friday. Here comes the summer!Dust off the BBQ, slather on the suncream – today will be a scorcher! was last modified: May 7th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:summersunshineweather read more