Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS La Canada Presbyterian’s Parent Education Program kicks off Spring Semester by adding a New Baby Class for infants, hosting a Winter Open House January 26 – 28, 2016 for parents of children 0-18 and adding a New Parenting your Exceptional Child Class starting February 3rd! See www.lacanadapc.org for schedules or call (818) 790-6708 (x205) with questions.For parents wishing their newborn came with an instruction manual, look no farther than Nanette Brown’s New Babies Class. Specially tailored to parents of babies born between August 2015, and January 2016, parents will find advice, support and sustenance in a caring group setting. Brown, an experienced instructor and mother of seven, will lead discussions on nursing and nutrition, changing family dynamics, infant safety and connecting with your infant. Group discussions allow plenty of time for parental bonding. The New Babies Class began January 20, 2016 on Wednesdays from 11:30 -1:30 – and newcomers can join anytime!La Canada Parent Education Program’s Open House invites parents of all children ages infant to 18 to join in the discussion of parenthood and drop-in on the class or classes that best suit their family January 26-28. Parent Education offers age-specific topics designed to guide parents through childhood challenges from preparing babies first foods to prepping for the SATs. Through open discussion parents bond over the challenges of raising children and walk away more prepared to face the daunting task of raising children in today’s world.Parenting your Exceptional Child (PEC) is a six-week class for parents of K-6th grade children who need encouragement, support, education and resources for parenting their exceptional child (ADHD/ADD, Autism Spectrum, Special Needs, Highly Gifted, adoption or divorce Issues, health or any other exceptional circumstances). Parents will have the opportunity to meet weekly with an experienced Parent Ed teacher, Sloan Walsh, and collaborate with other parents facing the same challenges in raising a child with exceptional needs, gifts and/or circumstances. Discussion topics will include: Parenting Methods for Raising an Exceptional Child, Supporting Learning and Managing School Challenges, Raising Happy Kids Who Thrive, Handling Challenging Discipline Issues, and Understanding Our Children’s Brain to name a few. This six-week class will be held February 3-March 9 on Wednesdays from 12:30-2:30.Second Semester for LCPC Parent Education’s 12 classes for parents of children 0-18 begins the week of January 25th. Currently, approximately 400 parents and children from 22 cities come to campus every week—driving within a 30-mile radius of La Canada. Stop by during the Open House January 26-28, and discover how Parent Education can make a difference in your life. To view the weekly schedule and find the perfect class, visit http://www.lacanadapc.org/parented. La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Canada. Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Faith & Religion News La Canada Presbyterian Church Parent Education Hosts Open House & New Babies and Parenting Your Exceptional Child Classes By KATHERINE LOEVINGER Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 3:42 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Business News Top of the News Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday
Asamoah Gyan is hopeful his international team mate John Mensah can keep his cool when they meet Uruguay international Luis Suarez this weekend.Mensah, Ghana captain at the 2010 World Cup had declared in the past that he will ‘kick’ Suarez when they meet after the Uruguay forward handled a goal bound shot in the quarter final clash that denied Ghana a place in the last four of the tournament.Gyan and Mensah will come face to face with Suarez for the first time since that quarter-final night in Johannesburg on Sunday when Sunderland play Liverpool.“It will just be another day and I will shake his hand because that is what good sportsmanship is about,” Gyan told KickOffGhana.com. “A lot of players would have done the same thing so it is past and gone and we have moved on from that.”“John has moved on too and I don’t think he will do anything. We have to be good sportsmen and think of our team’s fortunes first.”Source: Kickoff.com
14 October 2010 Since 1990, South Africa has been a noisy place. After decades of apartheid censorship, the lifting of restrictions on the media led to a cacophony of debate. For the first time in centuries, everyone in the country could be heard, and the result was sometimes deafening. First there were effectively no media laws at all, then the country’s new Constitution, adopted in 1996, explicitly protected freedom of speech and media, excluding only propaganda for war, incitement to violence and hate speech.The news in the new South Africa The new African National Congress (ANC) government had a positive policy to transform the media and rid it of its apartheid inheritance, encourage diversity and give a media voice to previously excluded communities. South African newspapers went through a difficult time of consolidation, with some going out of business, but then there was a boom in tabloids, making this one of the few countries where newspaper sales went up in the early 21st century. Papers like the Daily Sun created a huge new set of newspaper readers, and gave voice to the working class, a voice which had been absent from mainstream media. Investigative journalism flourished, with exposes of every controversial aspect of South African life: bad governance, wasteful spending, white collar crime and social conditions. If the test of an effective watchdog media is that crooks and scoundrels sleep restlessly, then South African newspapers passed with flying colours. No one was spared: not even the national chief of police and the President’s personal financial adviser, both of whom were sentenced to prison after being exposed in the media.Freedom versus dignity But media is a contested political area. Democracy not only means freedom of the media, but freedom to criticise, denounce and take issue with the media. Tough news coverage has brought accusations of unfairness, lack of balance and ethics, and invasions of personal dignity and privacy. In a society with a long history of racial inequality, issues of dignity are particularly sensitive. These are not unique to South Africa, but they come against the background of a tense transition to democracy, a media often tainted by apartheid history, the fragility of a new social compact and a young government operating under difficult circumstances. This has led to intense debate in South Africa about whether the media exercises enough responsibility along with its rights: in particular, how to balance freedom of speech against the right to dignity. A new secrecy Bill – intended to bring old apartheid law in line with the new constitution – is hotly contested amid accusations that it seeks to cast the net of secrecy too widely. The Bill is currently being debated in Parliament.The right to make noise The ruling ANC has expressed its unhappiness with the newspapers’ system of self-regulation – an ombudsman and a press council – and proposes a statutory appeals tribunal, as recourse for those aggrieved by their treatment at the hands of journalists. They argue that editors have been too reluctant to apologise and correct when they get things wrong. The tribunal suggestion has increased the volume more than ever, with a host of civil society organisations, legal bodies, political parties, academics and institutions speaking out against it. That this proposal can be so hotly debated is itself a sign of a vigorous, open and healthily contested democracy. Clearly, South Africans are not going to give up any freedoms lightly. There is going to be a lot of noise around the right to make noise. Professor Anton Harber is the director of the journalism programme at the University of the Wiwatersrand. He is a former joint founder and editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper. This article was first published in South Africa Now, a six-page supplement to the Washington Post produced on behalf of Brand South Africa. Download South Africa Now (PDF, 2.12 MB).
Ronda Rousey walks on stage for her face off with UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes after UFC 205 Weigh-ins in preparation for their UFC 207 fight that will take place on December 30, 2016 at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFPPHILADELPHIA — Ronda Rousey stayed silent as she pointed from the ring toward the WrestleMania logo that hung in the rafters.Without saying a word, the MMA great made clear she was signaling her wrestling debut at WWE’s signature event. Rousey wants her WrestleMania moment — and she’ll get one in April.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Now, the 30-year-old Rousey can now stay relevant and marketable in the cartoon world of fake fights without throwing a real punch. While very real injuries still occur on the scripted shows, Rousey can have more control of her physical activity in a choreographed environment.The deal was an instant smash. Rousey’s appearance generated headlines on celebrity and news websites all over the world.Jason Powell, editor of ProWrestling.net, said it’ll still be tough to get UFC fans to follow her to WWE.“That said, she appealed to more than just the hardcore UFC viewers, so if they can get the more casual viewers who were ordering her fights to make the switch then they will have something,” Powell said.WWE, which reported revenue of $186.4 million and profits of $21.8 million for the third quarter, is banking on Rousey to boost sagging ratings and network subscriptions. WWE said at its 2014 launch it could have between 2 million and 4 million subscribers at $9.99 a month. The company announced about 1.5 million paid subscribers as of Sept. 30, 2017. WWE releases its next set of numbers on Feb. 8.WWE’s 25th anniversary episode last week of “Raw” drew averaged 4.53 million viewers for the three-hour show — the biggest audience for an episode since March 30, 2015. Rousey could build on that viewership.Her long-term contract comes at a critical time for WWE. The company’s TV rights are up in 2019 and Sports Business Journal reported WWE executives have already met with networks and digital companies, including, Fox, CBS and Amazon. WWE will make around $180 million from its NBC deal in 2017, SBJ said, and the exclusive negotiating window ends in the spring.How many networks would like to roll out Rousey at the upfronts?WWE declined to make Rousey or any executives such as chief negotiator Paul “Triple H” Levesque available for interviews on Monday. UFC President Dana White said Rousey will never fight again for the company.The former UFC bantamweight champion said she’s not just planning cameos at big events. Up next, her future will be addressed on WWE’s flagship “Raw” show in Philadelphia on Monday night and then she’ll save the April 8 date in New Orleans for WrestleMania.“This has been a dream of mine since before I could talk and was trying to say Hulk Hogan,” Rousey told WWE.com . “This has been a dream of mine since I started MMA and I asked ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper if I could have his name. This has been a dream of mine since me and all my girlfriends, all we would do every night is sit around and watch wrestling together.”The Rousey-wrestling tag team should be a big win for both parties.Rousey hasn’t fought since she suffered a 48-second loss to Amanda Nunes and made a $3 million purse at UFC 207 in December 2016. She stayed in the spotlight to some degree with small roles in movies and a stint as team coach in the reboot of “Battle of the Network Stars.”There’s only so much advice one can offer Tootie, Potsie and Six before there are diminishing returns on the interest level of a former UFC fighter.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting So how to use her?Rousey notably stood side-by-side with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as they fought off the villainous Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a segment at WrestleMania in 2015.Rousey also appeared at WWE’s Mae Young Classic with three of her “Four Horsewomen” stablemates and confronted three of WWE’s top women wrestlers. WWE has pushed female athletes worthy of equal billing as the men the last couple of years and now has enough talent to give them spots in traditional men’s matches such as Hell in a Cell and Sunday’s first women’s Royal Rumble.WWE wrestler Bayley said more women have flourished with the promotion’s developmental system, NXT, introduced by Levesque.“Finally when NXT wrestlers finally started joining WWE, we were all able to put it together and make magic,” she said. “It’s been a long time coming. They’ve been waiting for a women’s revolution.”Rousey could lead her Horsewomen again or resume her rivalry with Triple H and McMahon and call up The Rock to make good on a tag-team bout. The Rock and Rousey share an agent, creating the possibility of a big-money match.The 45-year-old Johnson last wrestled in a competitive match against John Cena at WrestleMania in 2013.“There’s a lot of ways to market Ronda Rousey. I think her love of the wrestling business and the sizzle that comes with it for WWE is something she’s very interested in,” veteran WWE announcer Jim Ross said . “I don’t think it’s a payday issue as much as it’s a new adventure.” Barcelona loaning winger Deulofeu to Watford Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH She’s already mastered one aspect of pro wrestling booking: the swerve. She tried to fool to fans that she would not appear in Sunday’s Royal Rumble in Philadelphia with social media posts from a movie set Colombia. Rousey, who has a role in the action thriller “Mile 22,” also lied to TMZ at an airport last week when she said she would not return home from filming until February.But as the Royal Rumble wound down with winner Asuka celebrating in the ring and flanked by WWE champions Alexa Bliss and Charlotte Flair, Rousey’s “Bad Reputation” theme song blared through the arena, sending fans scurrying back to their seats.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe “Rowdy” one is now a full-fledged WWE star.Though she refused to officially call it quits on an MMA career, she’s all but had her last fight for UFC, the promotion that made her a box office superstar, generating endorsement deals that made her a household name beyond combat sports. View comments
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Swiss tennis great Roger Federer ($64 million) and Golden State Warriors guard Kevin Durant ($60.6 million) rounded out the top five — just as they did last year.The Forbes figures include salaries, prize money and bonuses earned between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017. Endorsement incomes are an estimate of sponsorships, appearance fees and licensing incomes for the same 12-month period based on conversations with industry insiders.Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner, was the lone woman on the list with an estimated income of $27 million — $19 million of which came from endorsements — to place her 51st overall.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. AP FILE PHOTONEW YORK—Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo remained atop Forbes magazine’s list of 100 highest-paid athletes, with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James moving up to second on a list heavy on NBA players.The 32-year-old Portugal forward is estimated to have earned a total of $93 million between his football salary of $58 million and $35 million in endorsement income.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Star sizzles, cruises to F4 LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s the second straight year Ronaldo has topped the list, released Wednesday just days after he spearheaded a 4-1 victory over Juventus that made Real Madrid the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League title.BACKSTORY: Ronaldo inherits richest athlete throne from Tiger, MayweatherFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJames, with estimated earnings of $86.2 million, was one of 32 NBA players who made the top 100 — up from 18 last year.He took over second place from the Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, now third with $80 million. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV What ‘missteps’?
By BEN HARRISFor South Australia Heat, the National Youth Championships at Sunshine Coast Stadium are more than just a touch football tournament.The girls team in particular have had to overcome a significant hurdle that personally impacted many within the touch football community.The terrible skiing accident in July which left the Heat’s National Youth Championships girls captain Cody Gray a quadriplegic.Gray was to play at this event however, the wonders of modern technology has allowed her to have a different view.“Modern technology allows us to get her up on face-time and almost be in the sub box and she was barking instructions to the girls from Adelaide the other day,” South Australia Touch’s state operations manager Tim Wyld said.“The girls are holding up pretty well in a tough situation, we will see how we go but they are using it as a motivator.”On day one, the Heat won two of their three matches as they try to continue their impressive form.“It seems to be a gradual improvement. We are back-to-back [champions] in development states titles in the girls’ division and a fourth place in the girls T-League at the NTLs [National Touch League],” Wyld said.“Most of these girls played in that side too. We have a core group of girls who are going through together and it’s holding us in good stead.”Led by first-year coach Ellie Konopka, who played at the National Youth Championships last year, the Heat are making ground.“She is doing a fantastic job, and given the impact this team has had and the things she needs to deal with,” Wyld said.“A lot of coaches haven’t had to deal with that in their lifetime and in her first tournament, she has had to help out. “She has done a fantastic job, and it is great to see Mick [Gray] here too and continuing that mentoring role with her, I think she will be a fantastic coach.”There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 National Youth Championships (NYC). The Touch Football Australia and NYC websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.nyc.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #nationalyouthchamps) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and game live streamed throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksNational Youth Champs
Coimbatore: High security alert continued in the district for the third day on Sunday, with places of worship especially churches being brought under heightened vigil in the wake of intelligence inputs on infiltration of LeT terrorists into Tamil Nadu. Three people taken into custody here on Saturday on suspicion of being in touch with a man detained in Kerala for alleged links with terrorists were released after questioning, police said. The trio was let off on the condition that it should appear before the police whenever required, they said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Tight security measures including intensified vehicle and baggage checks continued across the city, where a high alert has been sounded since Friday following information that terrorists have entered the state and were heading here. The entire state is on alert with sensitive installations in places of large congregation coming under police vigil. Since the terrorists entered the country by sea from Sri Lanka, police suspected they may carry out attacks on places of worship, particularly churches, where a large number of faithful gather on Sunday.
Wilson said there’s no evidence that any of Cohodes’ social media statements caused Badger stock to fall in the short term and, furthermore, the stock has gained about 20 percent since Cohodes began talking about it on Twitter in May 2017.ASC counsel Don Young countered that the interim ceases trade order was needed to prevent Cohodes from continuing his “protracted campaign” to harm Badger’s reputation for his eventual gain and actual share price erosion wasn’t integral to the case.He said the order would give the regulator time needed to complete an investigation into the short seller’s activities, pointing out that accusing Badger of illegal dumping was serious given that proper disposal of material is a vital part of the hydrovac excavating company’s business.Wilson said Badger has the option of pursuing a civil case against Cohodes but hasn’t, suggesting it’s because his remarks are protected by free speech law in both Canada and the United States. In a hearing on Wednesday morning, Calgary lawyer Andrew Wilson, acting for the California investor while he listened in by telephone, said the order requested by ASC staff was “deliberately rushed” and based on an incomplete evidence record.“Being a short seller is not unlawful. It actually does serve an important part in our capital markets,” said Wilson.“The public interest is not just Badger Daylighting. It’s much broader than that. It’s people who also want to say positive or negative things about companies and it’s understanding what role regulators are going to play in the market.”Short sellers sell a security they don’t own or have borrowed in hopes its market price will decline, enabling it to be bought back at a lower price to make a profit.Last week, staff for the regulator announced they would seek the order against Cohodes, an investor who has taken short positions in many companies including Home Capital Group of Toronto, because of statements he made about Badger. Those included a June 27th Twitter post containing a picture of a Badger truck as support for his allegation of its illegal dumping of toxic substances.The regulator said Cohodes has made numerous negative public claims over a period of more than a year, coinciding with the acquisition of his short position, accusing him of trying to artificially manipulate the price of Badger securities. CALGARY, A.B. – The Alberta Securities Commission has rejected a requested order to prevent American short-seller Marc Cohodes from trading shares in or providing misleading information about Calgary-based Badger Daylighting Ltd.In an oral decision released Wednesday afternoon, the provincial regulator said staff hadn’t proved there was an urgent need for the interim order to control Cohodes’ activity while a full investigation is undertaken.“There are insufficient grounds for us to exercise our jurisdiction to make any orders … Accordingly, we dismiss the application,” said Thomas Cotter, chair of the two-member ASC panel. Badger CEO Paul Vanderberg, who attended the hearing, said he would not comment on the outcome or the possibility of a civil suit against Cohodes.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Strikers stole the show Saturday as the Columbus Crew defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 2-1.Columbus Crew forward Emilio Renteria battled with Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Omar Salgado. Both players dominated portions of the game, but the Crew — and Renteria — had the last word in the their 2-1 victory against the Whitecaps.Renteria began to single-handedly dominate play at the outset of the second half after Columbus (3-1-3) and Vancouver (1-4-3) went into halftime in a scoreless tie.In the 49th minute, Renteria streaked from the top of the Vancouver penalty area to collect a loose ball, and collided with Whitecaps goalkeeper Jay Nolly. Referee Terry Vaughn decided Nolly had played Renteria’s body, as opposed to playing the ball, and awarded a penalty kick to Columbus.Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers said there was no question about who would take the penalty kick.“I just went to go congratulate (Renteria),” Rogers said. “I thought he did a good job to get his body in front of the keeper. I didn’t even ask him. I think if a guy draws a penalty like that, he should take it himself.”After receiving congratulations from Rogers, Renteria buried his penalty in the left corner of Nolly’s net to give Columbus a 1-0 lead in the 50th minute.Renteria wasn’t done yet.Crew midfielder Dejan Rusmir provided an opportunity for a second goal in the 59th minute when he played Renteria into Vancouver’s penalty area. Nolly dove to stop the shot but couldn’t get a hand on Renteria’s left-footed strike, and the Crew took a 2-0 lead.“Normally, I never score with the left,” Renteria said through an interpreter. “This is the first time.”Salgado, the first overall pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft, had a response for Renteria.In the 69th minute, Salgado scored a headed goal off midfielder Terry Dunfield’s lobbed cross into the Crew’s penalty area. Columbus goalkeeper William Hesmer dove to his left, but Salgado sent the ball back across the goal to Hesmer’s right.The goal, Salgado’s career first, cut Vancouver’s deficit to 2-1. After the game, Hesmer was complimentary of the Whitecaps’ heralded 17-year-old striker.“It was a great header,” Hesmer said. “He did well in getting in between two defenders and finding space. And he puts (the ball) back against the grain, which was a tough one for me.”In the 77th minute, Salgado broke through Columbus’ defensive line again and took an uncontested shot that would have tied the game. Hesmer sprawled to make one of his two saves in the matchup and kept the Crew’s lead intact.By the time Renteria was substituted out of the game in the 78th minute, he had already given the Crew the offense they needed. Salgado was unable to match Renteria’s production, and Columbus hung on for a 2-1 victory.Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven said Renteria created “too many problems” for Vancouver.“He scored two great goals, obviously,” Gaven said. “That’s what we need, someone to just put the ball in the back of the net, and that’s kinda what we haven’t had throughout the year.”Renteria, who has scored three goals in the Crew’s past two games, will attempt to continue his offensive surge against Seattle Sounders FC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Crew Stadium.
Maxi Gomez has reaffirmed he is ‘very happy’ at Celta Vigo despite rumours linking him with other clubs.Gomez, 25, who has been strongly linked with a move to Spanish rivals Sevilla and other Premier League sides has a €50m release clause inserted in his deal.“There is always a lot of talk in the media, it is normal,” Gomez told reporters, as cited by Marca.“At Christmas last year there was a lot of talks that I would move to China too, but the truth is I am delighted at Celta, here I am progressing, fighting and working hard – I want to continue here.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Saturday’s victory over Atletico was very important, we have continued our strong start to the league, and we are all highly motivated.“We have seven points from our first nine matches, and we are very happy, long may it continue!”The Uruguayan striker scored 17 La Liga goals in 35 starts since he joined from Defensor Sporting last summer in a €4m deal in 2017.