But under the Italian World Cup winner Cannavaro they have failed to win in six games, tumbling out of the Champions League and Chinese FA Cup, and are in danger of surrendering their CSL crown.They are fifth in the league following a 2-0 defeat on Sunday at promoted Beijing Renhe and immediately afterwards owner Xu Jiayin signalled that his patience had run out.Guangzhou Daily and Xinhua news agency cited Xu as saying that they would “adjust” the club’s foreign stars and warned that older domestic players were also in danger in the cull.Cannavaro, the Italian World Cup winner who took over as coach from the Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari in the close season, is not thought to be imminently facing the sack, local media said.But the 44-year-old said he had not been told of the drastic transfer plans announced by Xu.“But if the chairman decides to do it, we will definitely do it,” Guangzhou Daily quoted Cannavaro as saying after the Beijing defeat.“I thought it was going to be difficult at the beginning of the season, but I didn’t think it would be this hard.”Brazilian winger Alan, attacker Ricardo Goulart and Serbian midfielder Nemanja Gudelj are the overseas trio currently favoured by Cannavaro.Chinese clubs are restricted to three foreign players per match under Chinese Football Association (CFA) rules.Guangzhou Daily said that Goulart or Gudelj are most likely to be axed and the club are looking at midfielders in Europe.Guangzhou say that they are still committed to having an all-Chinese team eventually, in line with a government push to improve the fortunes of the perennially disappointing national side.The CSL, with just over a third of the season gone, is now on hold for the World Cup and will resume on July 17.The summer transfer window opens on June 18 in China.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Under pressure: Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro © AFPSHANGHAI, China, May 21 – Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande are set for swingeing changes and are likely to raid Europe for new signings as a sense of crisis envelops Fabio Cannavaro’s dejected side.Guangzhou have dominated the Chinese Super League (CSL) for nearly a decade, lifting seven consecutive titles and twice winning the AFC Champions League.
0Shares0000Edinson Cavani and Neymar talk tactics during PSG’s win at Rennes last weekend © AFP/File / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIERPARIS, France, Sep 28 – Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says he has done nothing special to improve the relationship between star forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani, despite the pair playing a key role in helping the French champions enjoy their best ever start to a season.Cavani scored twice and won a penalty that was converted by Neymar as PSG came from behind to beat Reims 4-1 on Wednesday, making it seven wins from seven games this season. Neymar’s first season in Paris following his world record transfer from Barcelona was brought to a premature end by a foot injury. But before that there were concerns the Brazilian had a frosty relationship with Cavani, with the duo notably bickering over penalty-taking duties.There were no such problems on Wednesday, as the pair led PSG to another victory in the absence of the suspended Kylian Mbappe.“I haven’t done anything special. It is important that they exchange with one another,” said Tuchel, whose team are already eight points clear at the top of Ligue 1.“They play in the same team don’t they? I haven’t done anything. They are grown ups and, above all, they are pros.“I also get the feeling that along with Kylian Mbappe and Angel (Di Maria) they are a quartet who want to win trophies and improve together.”PSG go to Nice on Saturday looking for an eighth win out of eight in the league — if they do that they will match the best ever start to a season by any French club, set by Olympique Lillois in 1936.– Mbappe back –The good news for Tuchel is that Mbappe can return having completed his three-match ban, and the France star will surely feature ahead of next Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Red Star Belgrade.PSG need a positive result in Europe after losing away to Liverpool in their opening group outing, but first they face Patrick Vieira’s Nice, who have won three of their last four matches, and can welcome back Mario Balotelli after he missed the midweek victory at Nantes.“I know what I can get out of Mario at the moment and I am going to use him. He can maybe last an hour, or 80 minutes. The important thing is that he is ready to help the team,” said Vieira.Lyon, Marseille and Lille are all eight points off top spot, and Lyon entertain a Nantes side whose Portuguese coach Miguel Cardoso is reported to be on the verge of the sack after a poor start to the season.Nicolas Pepe could not prevent Lille from losing at Bordeaux in midweek © AFP/File / NICOLAS TUCATMeanwhile, Marseille go to Lille after beating Strasbourg 3-2 in midweek thanks to Valere Germain’s stoppage-time goal.Monaco visit Saint-Etienne on Friday looking for a first win since the opening weekend of the season.Player to watch: Nicolas PepeLille must be delighted that the 23-year-old Ivory Coast international forward turned down the chance to move away from the club in the summer transfer window. The financially troubled northern side may have needed the money, but keeping Pepe gives them a much better chance of remaining up towards the top of the table.He was unable to prevent Christophe Galtier’s side from losing at Bordeaux in midweek, but he has four goals this season and will be hoping to fire Lille to a fourth win from four home games when they host Marseille.FixturesFridaySaint-Etienne v Monaco (9:45pm)SaturdayNice v Paris Saint-Germain (6:15pm), Angers v Guingamp, Caen v Amiens, Lyon v Nantes, Reims v Bordeaux, Strasbourg v Dijon (all 9pm)SundayRennes v Toulouse (4pm), Montpellier v Nimes (6pm), Lille v Marseille (10pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Results for Donegal International Rally, 201117th June to 19th June at LetterkennyHALTED – Last updated: 16:55 on 17th June to Stage 6SS6 stopped, all remaining competitors given scratch time. No more stages today.Results for the International categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS6RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev11Tim McNulty/Paul KielySubaru Wrc6O/A6:57.50:0049:30.626Alistair Fisher/Rory KennedyFord Fiesta S20004O/A6:57.10:0049:59.20:28.60:28.632Derek McGarrity/James McKeeSubaru Impreza6O/A7:08.10:0050:35.01:04.40:35.843Daragh O’Riordan/Tony McDaidSubaru S12617:01.60:0050:36.71:06.10:01.75149Kevin Barrett/Sean MullalySubaru Wrc627:12.50:0051:17.81:47.20:41.169Donagh Kelly/Kevin FlanaganMitsubishi Evo9417:27.10:0052:25.22:54.61:07.478Alan Ring/Adrian DeasyMitsubishi Lancer427:28.80:0053:19.03:48.40:53.8824Seamus Heron/Gerry McVeighToyota Corolla637:31.60:0053:22.83:52.20:03.8910Philip Morrow/Johnny HartMitsubishi Evo9437:22.40:0053:27.13:56.50:04.3104Garry Jennings/David MoynihanMitsubishi Evo 9447:31.40:0053:32.04:01.40:04.91143Scott McElhinney/Karl ReidCitroen C2R2Max217:36.40:0054:21.34:50.70:49.31241Mark Sheahan/Mark KaneCitroen C2R2Max227:36.40:0054:42.45:11.80:21.11344Joseph McGonigle/Niall BurnsCitroen C2R2Max237:36.40:0055:00.95:30.30:18.51432Denis Biggerstaff/Karl AtkinsonSubaru Impreza647:45.00:0055:01.95:31.30:01.01546Kieran Daly/Darragh MullenCitroen C2R2Max247:36.40:0055:12.05:41.40:10.11645Graeme Colfer/Alan DolanCitroen C2R2Max257:36.40:0055:25.25:54.60:13.21723Pat Kirk/Peter WardMitsubishi Evo9457:38.50:0055:25.95:55.30:00.71874Gary Cooney/Rory McBrideMitsubishi Evo 8657:36.40:0055:33.26:02.60:07.31973Kieran Roarty/James DohertyMitsubishi Evo8467:36.40:0055:34.46:03.80:01.22042Joe Shrimpton/Ciaran GeaneyCitroen C2R2Max267:36.40:0055:38.66:08.00:04.221124Martin Donnelly/Colin FitzgeraldMitsubishi Evo9477:36.40:0056:00.66:30.00:22.02272Rory Byrne/Jeremy PattersonMitsubishi Evo9487:36.40:0056:01.66:31.00:01.02379David Carney/Ray FitzpatrickCitroen C2R2Max277:36.40:0057:55.38:24.71:53.7Results for the National categoryO/ACarDriver/CodriverMakeClassPosSS6RoadTotalDiff 1stDiff Prev114Daniel McKenna/Andrew GrennanFord Escort14O/A7:13.60:0051:21.5221Damien Gallagher/Mac WalshFord Escort14O/A7:22.80:0052:14.70:53.20:53.2325Barry Meade/Eamonn HayesFord Escort Mk214O/A7:26.20:0052:22.81:01.30:08.1419Wesley Patterson/Martin McGarrityFord Escort1417:29.50:0052:42.01:20.50:19.2520John Dalton/Gwynfor JonesDarrian T90Gtr1427:23.90:0052:47.71:26.20:05.7617Manus Kelly/Donal BarrettFord Escort1437:22.90:0053:05.71:44.20:18.0737Eugene Ferry/Derek HeenaFord Escort1447:32.50:0053:17.51:56.00:11.8828Brian Brogan/Damien McGettiganFord Escort1457:29.20:0053:21.01:59.50:03.5926Paul Harris/Gavin HarrisFord Escort1467:32.90:0053:28.82:07.30:07.81029Martin McGee/Damien FlemingFord Escort1477:34.20:0053:33.42:11.90:04.61127Conor Harvey/Gerard CallaghanFord Escort1317:36.40:0053:51.72:30.20:18.31234Samuel Kelso/Gareth DohertyFord Escort1327:40.40:0054:01.32:39.80:09.61316Rodney Wilton/Conor McMahonFord Escort1487:27.00:0054:14.32:52.80:13.01430Adrian Hetherington/Gary NolanFord Escort1497:37.20:0054:16.92:55.40:02.61577David Graham/Mark VaughanMitsubishi Evo61517:36.40:0054:21.32:59.80:04.41636Frank Kelly/Liam BrennanFord Escort1337:36.40:0054:29.33:07.80:08.01757Kevin Gallagher/Gavin GallagherMg S16001117:36.40:0054:31.83:10.30:02.51833Geoffery Dolan/Conor MurphyTalbot Sunbeam1347:47.90:0054:46.93:25.40:15.11935Ivan Stewart/Timothy DugganEscort Cosworth1527:39.60:0054:50.63:29.10:03.720150Arthur Kierans/Mac KieransFord Escort1217:36.40:0054:56.43:34.90:05.82154Seamus Heagerty/Adrian BrollyFord Escort14107:36.40:0054:58.83:37.30:02.42252Mark Barnett/Richard ClearyFord Escort Rs1357:36.40:0054:59.63:38.10:00.823153Josh Moffett/Donhall LennonMitsubushi Evo 91617:36.40:0055:11.13:49.60:11.52451Garry McElhinney/Darragh KellyFord Escort1367:36.40:0055:33.14:11.60:22.02559Damien McCauley/Shaun McMackenToyota Corolla1127:36.40:0055:41.54:20.00:08.42661Thomas Keys/Hugh CollFord Escort1377:36.40:0055:46.64:25.10:05.12768Paul Reid/Pearse McBrideToyota Corolla1137:36.40:0055:50.14:28.60:03.52871Gavin Kelly/Kevin KearneyFord Escort14117:36.40:0055:50.44:28.90:00.329158Vincent Bonner/Seamus McGettiganFord Escort14127:36.40:0055:52.54:31.00:02.13062Kevin Bradley/Graham HendersonFord Escort1147:36.40:0056:04.64:43.10:12.13178Peter Barrable/Paddy RobinsonCitroen C2R2Max1627:36.40:0056:05.84:44.30:01.23240JP Logue/Patrick DurningHonda Civic1387:36.40:0056:10.44:48.90:04.63358Jason McSweeney/Denis O’MahonyHonda Civic1157:36.40:0056:15.44:53.90:05.03470Kevin Kelly/Paul HegartyFord Escort1397:36.40:0056:31.45:09.90:16.03565Alan Sweeney/Timmy LunnFord Escort1167:36.40:0056:31.85:10.30:00.43650Raymond Conlon/Darren CagueToyota Corolla13107:36.40:0056:53.55:32.00:21.73748Daniel Conaghan/Terence MageeFord Escort13117:36.40:0056:59.85:38.30:06.33847Conor Watters/John WattersFord Escort14137:36.40:0057:29.46:07.90:29.639160Andrew Connor/Neil DohertyMitsubishi Evo 91637:36.42:3057:47.96:26.40:18.54039Robbie Peoples/Keith StewartFord Escort14147:36.40:0058:23.77:02.20:35.841112Kevin Bradley/Oliver Elvis HarveyMitisubishi Evo91647:36.40:001:00:15.58:54.01:51.8UPDATED: DONEGAL RALLY: FINAL RESULTS DAY ONE, END OF STAGE 6 was last modified: June 17th, 2011 by gregShare 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:DONEGAL RALLY DAY ONE RESULTS
(Visited 520 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Evolutionists and creationists agree that dinosaurs did not look over the rim of Grand Canyon – but for different reasons.To understand how a feature was made, it’s helpful to know how old it is. Unfortunately, for one of Earth’s most striking features—the Grand Canyon of Arizona—age estimates vary widely. The Geological Society of America admits that a consensus age has been hard to come by:The age of the Grand Canyon (USA) has been studied for years, with recent technological advances facilitating new attempts to determine when erosion of this iconic canyon began. The result is sometimes conflicting ages based on different types of data; most data support the notion that the canyon began to erode to its current form about six million years ago. Then even newer, “high-tech,” data became available and questions were again raised about whether the western end of the canyon could be older.Two numbers are used as general time markers for these alternate hypotheses. The first suggests that the canyon may have started incising 17 million years ago. The second suggests that the canyon may have looked largely as it does today 70 million years ago. The time contrast between these hypotheses is striking, and any accurate concept of the canyon would have to be consistent with all observations.The press release ends by citing a new study that claims the western end of the canyon, at the Grand Wash Cliffs, must be “younger than the fault slip that occurred 18 to 12 million years ago.” Then it concludes, “Comparing their data to other datasets suggests that the notion that the canyon starting eroding around six million years ago is still the best scientific idea for the age of the Grand Canyon.” Notice that they call it a “notion” and an “idea.” It’s interesting that the spread of age estimates for the fault slip (6 million years) is equivalent to their estimate for the entire erosion of the canyon itself. If so much erosion occurred in that time farther to the east, why was there so much less erosion at Grand Wash Cliffs? Why did all the canyon’s erosion wait to commence till another 6 to 12 million years had passed after the fault slip? The theory seems incoherent, but is based on “general time markers” secular geologists rely on for reference.Dinosaur ViewpointSetting aside that question for now, their “notion” precludes dinosaurs having seen the Grand Canyon. The older age (70 million years) might have permitted some dinosaurs to see the western part at least. But the beasts should have been long gone if the fault slip was 18 million years ago. So the answer to PhysOrg‘s question, “Did dinosaurs enjoy Grand Canyon views?” is “Definitely not.”“We are confident the western canyon is younger than 6 million years and is certainly younger than 18 million years,” said Andrew Darling, a graduate student in ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration. The research is published online June 10 in the journal Geosphere.The problem with the assertion is that studying the age of the Grand Canyon isn’t easy.Measuring time can be tricky when everything you’re studying is eroding away. And the whole region has been eroding for a long time, so not much is left of the landscape that was there when the Grand Canyon started forming. Yet, most people think the Grand Canyon is young – around 6 million years old based on what is preserved.Creationists would agree that the canyon “is certainly younger than 18 million years”—a lot younger! And they would agree that dinosaurs never saw the Grand Canyon. Their reason would be that the canyon formed after the great Flood of Noah’s day. The dinosaurs had all drowned during the Flood year, the last holdouts leaving footprints in Navajo sandstone at levels thousands of feet higher than the canyon sediments. The canyon sediments preserve only marine creatures buried in the early stages of the Flood. Possibly centuries after the Flood, a dam breach from a remnant inland sea carved the canyon when the sediments were still soft, according to a leading creation model.Eastern Grand Canyon shows rapid downcutting after sheet erosionThe only possible way a dinosaur could have seen the Grand Canyon, in this view, would have been for descendents of surviving species taken on the Ark to have migrated to North America after the Flood. Migration and repopulation of the continents was expected to be rapid across land bridges when sea levels were low. Petroglyphs of dinosaur-shaped animals provide some tantalizing hints that early human migrants to the Colorado plateau saw dinosaurs. Conditions after the Flood were either no longer suitable for them, or else humans hunted them to extinction. Still, a few dinosaurs might have looked over the rim and said, “What a magnificent view! This should be a national park!”The creation model has long been a target for scoffers. This month’s announcements about soft tissue in dinosaur bones (6/09/15) and carbon-14 in dinosaur bones (6/18/15), however, have effectively falsified millions of years and confirmed creationist predictions (6/10/15), leaving the young-earth view the only one standing to explain those results. It’s time to turn the tables and laugh at the way secular moyboys use “millions of years” like a magic wand to explain everything they never saw, having denied the only eyewitness account.
¡Felicidades!Συγχαρητήρια! Tebrikler!Selamat!مبروك !Congratulations!As of today, you can earn five new Geocaching country souvenirs! Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art discovered and displayed on your Geocaching public profile.All this week on the Geocaching blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, we’ll highlight each country and offer caching suggestions. Without further ado, here are the newest Geocaching country souvenirs:ChileCyprusIndonesiaMoroccoUnited States of AmericaIf you’ve already found a geocache in any of these countries, you’ll automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.To earn a souvenir, legitimately log a geocache as “Found It”, “Attended”, or “Webcam Photo Taken” within the souvenir zone. For instance, log a cache in Liechtenstein to earn the Liechtenstein country souvenir, or log your attendance at the GeoWoodstock Mega-Event to earn that Event Cache souvenir. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here.Where is your dream destination to earn a geocaching souvenir?Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFive new Geocaching country souvenirsDecember 4, 2017In “Community”7 Souvenirs of August FAQJuly 8, 2014In “7 Souvenirs of August”2020 Geocaching HQ souvenir momentsDecember 10, 2019In “Learn”
Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos I think “unfriend” is a very appropriate word for the year as it fits with the way people are becoming more sophisticated in their social networking. People are deciding to do some editing of the friends lists they rushed naively into.7 out of the top 10 searches performed on the Facebook Help Center page are about getting rid of your own social network profiles or your friends. Admittedly “unfriend” isn’t one of those words, but you get the idea.It’s easy in this new web to sign up for things, getting overwhelmed and ignoring streams of information is par for the course. But choosing to cancel receipt of a person’s updates? That’s a meaningful move. People fall for those “see who’s searching for you” ads on social networks all the time. You’d better believe they appreciate the control that unfriending gives them. I’ll bet that just about anyone online, no matter their level of technical knowledge, could tell you these days what it means to “unfriend someone.”What do you think? Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Analysis#social networks#web marshall kirkpatrick The New Oxford American Dictionary announced its Word of the Year today and like everyone else, the organization is keeping an eye on the internet. Its selection? unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.Has Oxford Dictionary made the right selection? ReadWriteWeb’s Founder Richard MacManus thinks not. I disagree with him; I think this is a very valid Word of the Year. We make our cases below and invite you to cast your vote in a poll.Richard MacManus, ReadWriteWeb founder:“I think that’s an odd choice for word of the year, as all the trends indicate there has been more social networking activity this past year – not less, as ‘unfriend’ implies. Facebook and Twitter have both rocketed in popularity in 2009. I’d suggest that more people have left MySpace and migrated to Facebook, than unfriended people on Facebook.“I also think that ‘unfriend’ is an ugly word, so for that reason it shouldn’t be Word of the Year. What’s more, I don’t think my Mum or Dad would be familiar with the term ‘unfriend.’ Perhaps my father will pop into the comments and tell us for certain. But I look forward to the results of the poll!”Marshall Kirkpatrick, ReadWriteWeb lead writer: A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
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An early goal by youngster Saul Niguez gave Atletico Madrid a gritty 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Wednesday.The 21-year-old Niguez cleared three defenders before entering the area and hitting a low, well-placed shot into the far corner in the 11th minute. Diego Simeone’s tough defense then took over and Atletico held on for an important victory at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.A draw next week in Germany will be enough for Simeone’s side to reach the final for the second time in the last three seasons.”It’s still wide open,” Simeone said. “The return game should be just as exciting for everyone watching it. It will be a difficult challenge against a very strong team.”Pep Guardiola’s Bayern, trying to reach the final for the first time since winning the title in 2013, came close to equalizing with a long-range shot by David Alaba in the 54th, but the ball struck the crossbar with Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak already beaten.Striker Fernando Torres could have increased Atletico’s advantage in the 75th but he also struck the woodwork after a breakaway.”It was a fantastic night and I’m happy for all Atletico supporters,” Torres said. “We’ve got what we wanted, which was to get the scoreline in our favor ahead of the second leg.”Real Madrid and Manchester City drew 0-0 in their first-leg match in England on Tuesday. Wednesday’s draw ended Bayern’s 11-game unbeaten streak, and kept the German side winless in its last eight knockout games away from home.advertisement”We had a slow start,” Guardiola said. “We have to play at a different pace in the second leg. Their goal was brilliant, but it came from our mistake – we kept standing off him. I’m not happy with how we played. If we let them run and win fouls, it will be hard. It’s not a good result.”Bayern, in the semis for the fifth straight year, has been eliminated by Spanish clubs at this stage of the Champions League the last two seasons to Real Madrid in 2014 and Barcelona in 2015. It was the team’s ninth loss in 13 trips to Spain.Guardiola’s team controlled possession but was not able to break through the tight defense set up by Simeone. Bayern was able to threaten more in the second half and created some clear scoring chances, but couldn’t capitalize on any of them. In addition to Alaba’s shot onto the crossbar, Bayern also came close to scoring with a header by Javi Martinez in the 56th and a powerful shot by Arturo Vidal in the 73rd.Both attempts required difficult saves by Oblak, who has kept a clean sheet in five straight games.”We did very well in the second half,” Alaba said. “We created a lot of chances, but in the end it wasn’t enough.”Atletico also hadn’t created much when Niguez scored to ignite the crowd of more than 50,000 fans at the Calderon. The midfielder left three defenders behind outside the area before moving into the box and clearing another one before calmly firing a left-foot shot past Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. The ball struck the far post before going in.”It was definitely the most important goal of my career and probably the most beautiful one as well,” Niguez said.France striker Antoine Griezmann, who scored twice when Atletico eliminated Barcelona in the quarterfinals, almost increased the lead from close range in the 30th – but Neuer made a great save with his left foot.It was Atletico’s 25th win in 30 European games at the Vicente Calderon. Simeone’s team hasn’t lost at home in 10 straight games, winning eight. Atletico has kept a clean sheet in 14 of its last 16 Champions League games at home.It was the teams’ first meeting since the 1974 European final, when Bayern won the first of its five titles. Atletico has never won the Champions League.
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