Valencia fall to first defeat at 10-man Getafe

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain on December 3, 2017 © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMadrid, Spain, Dec 3 – Valencia blew a huge chance to move within two points of Barcelona at the top of La Liga as they slumped to a first defeat of the season, losing 1-0 at Getafe on Sunday.The visitors’ disappointment was also compounded by the fact Getafe played for 65 minutes a man down after Mauro Arambarri was sent off midway through the first half. However, a Valencia shorn of the creative talents of PSG loanee Goncalo Guedes through injury lacked ideas to break the hosts down and were beaten by Markel Bergara’s deflected effort 24 minutes from time.“Congratulations to them, they won, I don’t think it was a fair result but that is football,” Valencia captain Dani Parejo told BeIN Sports Spain.“It is not an excuse, but to see good football and to be the best league in the world, I don’t think you can play on pitches in the condition it was today.”Barca’s failure to win at home in La Liga for the first time in a year on Saturday against Celta Vigo had opened the door for Valencia to continue their unlikely title challenge after finishing 12th in each of the last two seasons.Instead, the Catalans extend their lead at the top to five points with Valencia now just a point ahead of Atletico Madrid in third.Real Madrid are fourth, a further two points back, after they too were held 0-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.Two poorly timed challenges from Arambarri early on looked to have gifted Valencia the upper hand.However, the best Los Che could muster before half-time was a trio of Parejo free-kicks that tested Vicente Guaita.The 10 men then missed a great chance to go in front at the start of the second period when Angel Rodriguez fired wide with just Valencia goalkeeper Neto to beat.Getafe did, though, get a lucky break for the opener when Bergara’s powerful effort from 25 yards ricocheted off former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista to leave Neto wrong-footed.Once again Valencia’s biggest threat came from a Parejo free-kick that Guaita brilliantly tipped onto the post.And the ex-Valencia keeper denied his former club once more in stoppage time with a smart stop from Carles Soler’s piledriver.On a fine Sunday for La Liga’s other two Madrid sides, so often overshadowed by Real and Atletico, Leganes also came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-1.Daniel Raba had given Villarreal the lead at Butarque on the hour mark.However, the introduction of Moroccan international Nordin Amrabat, who could face Spain at next year’s World Cup after the countries were paired together in Friday’s draw, swung the game Leganes’ way.Amrabat teed up Diego Rico to equalise before another Moroccan Nabil El Zhar put Leganes in front.And Amrabat was the creator once more in stoppage time for Gabriel Pires to complete the scoring.Las Palmas’ first win in 10 games moved the Canary Islanders to within two points of safety as Jonathan Calleri netted the only goal against a Real Betis side on the slide.Eibar are now nine points clear of the drop zone as they beat Espanyol 3-1 to record a third straight win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Coyote sightings increase in area

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by
first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe coyote eventually fled and Doxxy survived, but Melcher said that night has left her with emotional scars. “I can’t go out (at night) without being scared,” she said. “I used to walk at night because I felt relatively safe in our neighborhood.” Melcher is one of several residents who have reported seeing coyotes and wondering if more of them are coming down from the nearby hills because of the drought or something else. State and local officials say there may be more coyotes coming into the urban area, but have no actual numbers. “There have been increasing calls throughout the whole Los Angeles County because of the drought,” said Brenda Sanchez, spokeswoman for the county Department Animal Care and Control. “They’re coming down to look for water because the creeks are dry,” Sanchez said. “People have bird baths and water in their grass.” One reason for the lack of specific numbers is that there are a number of agencies that deal with coyotes. All of them only respond in cases where there is a danger. “If someone just sees a coyote walking through an area, that’s not a problem,” said Ken Pellman, spokesman for the county Agriculture Commissioner’s Office, another agency that deals with coyotes. “If they’re not harming anyone they shouldn’t be bothered.” Only if a coyote is approaching people or running off with pets would his office respond, Pellman said. The state Department of Fish and Game responds to what are called “public safety issues.” “Let’s say a person is walking their dog and a coyote comes after them, then it’s not a pet issue but a personal safety issue,” said Harry Morse, spokesman for the Department of Fish and Game. “Then we respond.” But in the Southern California region with about 20 million people, his department responds only about once a week, Morse said. Residents in the Whittier area are more likely to see coyotes because of increasing development, he said. “The orange groves are gone,” he said. “Over the 20 years, we’ve reduced the habitat for any type of wildlife. There’s a remnant of population that has to adapt to living in urban areas.” The coyote has proven that it can adapt, Morse said. So much so that coyotes recently were seen in downtown Chicago, he said. “When the last nuclear cloud is done, two things will come out: cockroaches and coyotes,” he said. Dan Cooper, ecologist for the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority, said coyotes don’t pose a problem for humans. “They really don’t (attack people),” Cooper said. “Dogs attack people 1,000 times more often. I’d be much more concerned seeing a dog walk down the street.” Coyotes are scavengers, he said. They’re just looking for trash. “People need to realize that coyotes are not an enemy to humans,” he said. “They just co-exist in this area with people. It’s like being against the rain,” he said. “It gets you wet. It’s not a good or bad thing. It just is.” But there are things people can do to keep coyotes from coming into their backyard and posing a problem to their pet dog or cat, according to recommendations from the Agriculture Commissioner’s Office. Never feed or attempt to tame coyotes. Don’t leave pet food out in the back yards. Do not leave small children or pets outside unattended. Install motion-sensitive lighting around the house. Trim ground-level shrubbery to reduce hiding places. If followed by a coyote, make loud noises. If this fails, throw rocks in the animal’s direction. These are all good ideas, said Dolores Hays, a neighbor of Melcher’s, who has heard of and seen coyotes in her area. Hays said she saw a coyote in her backyard and her neighbor saw one while driving. “I walk the area every night and I’ve told as many people as I can (about coyotes),” Hays said. “People should be aware that we do have coyotes in our neighborhood.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Holly Melcher of unincorporated West Whittier isn’t likely to forget the early morning hours of Sept. 14. A coyote came into her backyard and attacked her dog. She had taken her Chihuahuas, Doxxy and Precious, out into her yard when a coyote nudged the gate open and grabbed one dog by the neck. “I stood up and said, `You drop my dog or I will eat you,”‘ she said. “`I will have you on my barbecue.’ The coyote dropped the dog.” last_img


Posted On Dec 29 2019 by

first_imgIT’S that time of the year again – when students turn every day pieces of rubbish into incredible clothes.And this incredible entry into Junk Kouture from three students at Coáliste Ailigh in Letterkenny is already winning hundreds of online votes.The dress is the work of Kirsty Nic Giolla Bháin, Jessica Ní Ghallachóir and Aoibhinn Ní Mhuimhne. There’s no finer gúna around.So don’t just sit there – get voting for CalypsoHere’s the link  DONEGAL GIRLS’ INCREDIBLE JUNK KOUTURE DRESS was last modified: February 27th, 2014 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:Colaiste AilighentryJunk Kouturevotelast_img read more