Chivas impressive in win but concerns remain

first_imgGuadalajara Chivas impressive in Necaxa thrashing but home form still a concern Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 04:08 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Javier Lopez La Chofis Chivas Rocio Vazquez Guadalajara Liga MX Necaxa v Guadalajara Necaxa The Guadalajara side got a big victory even with several players out injured but still must learn how to get three points where it should be easiest Alan Pulido limped off at halftime with Chivas and Necaxa tied at 1-1 Saturday night. The forward had earlier finished off an excellent move started by Javier Lopez but now he could hardly walk much less run. In the Apertura, Chivas would’ve been sunk.Instead, the work the club’s directors did in the winter paid off. Ronaldo Cisneros, a 20-year-old signed from Santos Laguna in the offseason, cleaned up a goalmouth mess for his debut goal for the Rebano Sagrado. Rodolfo Cota, the goalkeeper who was set to leave the club and return to Pachuca but eventually was brought back to Guadalajara, made a critical save in the 74th minute to stop Carlos Gonzalez from doubling his total on the night. Edwin Hernandez added a third from a free kick that deflected off a Necaxa player and Chivas took a 3-1 victory back home.Matias Almeyda said earlier the week that he’d asked for three more signings that didn’t come through. Chivas do have plenty of weaknesses, but those are being addressed. The lack of depth that saw injuries force the team to limp to a 13th-place finish doesn’t feel as significant. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Pulido and Cisneros both left because of injuries, but Lopez and Carlos Cisneros have thus far created goals. Michael Perez’s injury curtails the options in the central midfield, but Rodolfo Pizarro performed well next to Orbelin Pineda on Saturday rather than his normal role further forward. And at center back, where Jair Periera injury updates can be a permanent fixture in Guadalajara newspapers and Carlos Salcido often shows his age, Oswaldo Alanis is getting closer and closer to a return after his contract dispute in the offseason.Don’t get me wrong, whatever signings Almeyda had in mind definitely would’ve helped. His comments last week seemed ominous, as the Argentine has been in demand in his home country since winning the league and the cup with Chivas in the 2017 Clausura. Chivas needed to do more this winter than sign a couple of promising players from Santos Laguna and bring back Cota if they wanted to lift trophies again. Tigres, Monterrey and America have done too much since then to be able to almost stand pat. But four points through three weeks is a good enough return for the club to get back into the Liguilla and at least have a chance.The depth will be needed as Chivas look to do more than just get back to respectable form in the league. The club is in the CONCACAF Champions League for the first time since 2012-13 when it failed to advance out of the group stage thanks to a defeat to Guatemalan side Xelaju. Reports from Guadalajara on Monday indicate Pulido’s injury isn’t serious and Perez may be set to rejoin the squad this weekend. Chivas can once again be respectable on two fronts if players are able to stay healthy.Strangely, the biggest issue may be how the team performs at home. There is nearly always an ‘invasion’ of Chivas fans to welcome the club into normally difficult road atmospheres. In the true home comforts of the Estadio Chivas, though, Almeyda’s team has struggled. Of the eight teams that made the Liguilla last tournament, just Leon had more than two home defeats. Chivas lost four times at home last tournament and took all three points just once. Chivas already has one home defeat this year, a demoralizing capitulation to Cruz Azul. This weekend brings an even tougher opponent.Monterrey travels to the Estadio Chivas fresh off a first-place regular season finish last tournament. This time around, the frustration of not winning a title looks to be hanging over Rayados, but they’re a better team than the Necaxa squad Chivas brushed aside Saturday.A strong performance from Chivas’ attack gives enthusiasm that things will be different than the Apertura, but Chivas must figure out a way to win at home to make sure last season was simply an aberration and that its current squad is good enough to compete.last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 7 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St Johns Prep

first_imgDANVERS, MA — St. John’s Prep recently announced the names of Wilmington students who earned academic honors for the second quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.Headmaster’s List (A- or above in all courses)Alex FlynnJonathan MoradPrincipal’s List (B+ or above in all courses)Nicholas AckermanJames CallahanCameron EichHonor Roll (B or above in all courses)Vincent CallahanNicholas Morad(NOTE: The above information is from St. John’s Prep.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 7 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 5 Wilmington Students Earn Academic Honors At St. John’s PrepIn “Education”last_img read more

Bagha hosts 500yrold Eid fair

first_imgChildren enjoying a show at the Bagha Eid fair recently in Rajshahi. Photo: Prothom AloAn age-old fair, which takes place every year on the occasion of Eid in Rajshahi’s Bagha, is the oldest one in the country.Bagha residents have been enjoying this Eid fair for around 500 years.Heritage Rajshahi’s founder and president Mahbubur Rahman said to Prothom Alo, “As far I know, this is the oldest Eid fair in the country.”The fair, which starts from Eid day and generally continues for a week on the premises of Bagha High School, possibly began 490 years ago marking the death anniversary of Islamic preacher Hazrat Shah Moazzem Danishmand Shah Doula.Bagha Mazar Waqf Estate Committee organises the fair every year during Eid-ul-Fitr on the occasion of death anniversaries of Shah Moazzem Danishmand Shah Doula and his son Shah Shufi Maulana Abdul Hamid Danishmand Kutubul Aftab.People visit the fair every day to enjoy the circus, merry-go-rounds and other rides as well as buy sweets and other delicacies, toys and novelties.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossainlast_img read more

Tribal youth to get journalism lessons

first_imgIn a country which holds the world’s largest democracy, our society has always been ignorant towards the problems concerning the tribal populace, farmers and lower castes. They are undeniably an intrinsic part of development of the country but the fourth pillar or democracy and even the ruling government avoids such discourses. 68% of our country’s population of 121 million, i.e. 83 million people still live in rural areas. Media has been raising the issues of religion, caste, gender discrimination  and calling themselves the representative of the suppressed and unheard.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelf‘Aawaaz’ is an initiative which focuses upon training the tribal youth with journalistic skills and building a network of independent rural journalists in the tribal villages of Sarada Block in Udaipur, Rajasthan, with the aim of digging out the stories from the grass-root levels. According to the 2011 census, Sarada has a population of more than 2.5 lakhs and comprises of more than 190 villages, significantly receiving just two daily papers, Dainik Bhaskar and Rajasthan Patrika, transported from Udaipur city every day.    Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive“The idea initiated after observing the need for adequate representation of stories belonging to the tribal section of our society. There have been various attempts to cover the tribal regions through external lens, but we aim at igniting the journalist within the tribal youth in a region where the school going kids are the first generation learners for institutional education”, said Sheetal Banchariya, a journalism graduate who took the Aawaaz initiative.  The project launched the first edition of their story-letter this week, and also shares individual stories via internet. The expenditure for printing the story letters is covered entirely through crowd funding. The agenda behind crowd funding here is to utilise the urban economy for the rural development. The medium of stories is Hindi as the tribal population in the region doesn’t even have Hindi as their first language for day-to-day conversations. It’s high time to acknowledge that it’s more important to give power to the people and pay attention to the issues that are actually worth our concern. With media industry stuck in the web of conglomerates, unable to shift their focus from corporate interests, the best alternative is to equip the rural tribal population with the tools to rise their issues and problems in the mass media.last_img read more