La guerra racista de la administración Trump contra las/os inmigrantes continúa. Son detenidas/os y arrestadas/os en la frontera de Texas/México, así como a lo largo de los EUA. Cientos de niñas/os aún están separados de sus padres. Pero la resistencia continúa en las calles, fuera de las instalaciones de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas y en los tribunales.La asistencia generosa a las familias migrantes proviene de organizaciones e individuos solidarias/os. Entienden que sus hermanas y hermanos de América Central están huyendo de situaciones desesperadas de violencia y pobreza extrema, y que nadie intentaría el peligroso viaje a EUA arriesgándose a un probable arresto, a menos que no vean otra solución a su difícil situación.La Patrulla Fronteriza ha incautado a 2.551 niñas/os de sus progenitores en la frontera México/Texas desde el verano pasado, lo que se intensificó en la primavera. El 6 de abril, el fiscal general Jeff Sessions anunció una política de “tolerancia cero” para evitar que las/os inmigrantes crucen la frontera. El secuestro gubernamental de niñas/os se intensificó después del 7 de mayo, cuando Sessions dijo que todos las/os migrantes y solicitantes de asilo, incluso aquellas/os con hijas/os, serían procesados criminalmente y las familias podrían ser separadas en la frontera.El 20 de junio, la Unión Estadounidense de Libertades Civiles [ACLU por siglas en inglés] presentó una demanda federal en California impugnando las separaciones familiares. La jueza federal Dana Sabraw dio al gobierno hasta el 26 de julio para reunir a todas/os los niños migrantes con sus progenitoras/es.El 27 de julio, la ACLU refutó el reclamo del gobierno en documentos judiciales de que había cumplido con el “plazo del 26 de julio ordenado por el tribunal para reunir a las/os niños que injustamente separaron de sus padres”. Pero no lo hizo … cientos de niñas/os no se unieron. Unas/os 463 padres y madres fueron deportadas/os sin sus hijas/os, y el gobierno ni siquiera está tratando de juntarles”. (Tinyurl.com/yan2vb42)El gobierno no dio a la ACLU las listas de quienes enfrentan una deportación inminente. Según la ACLU, las autoridades afirman que “deportarán inmediatamente a todos los padres que tengan órdenes finales de deportación una vez que se reúnan … aunque erróneamente muchos de esos padres hayan abandonado sus solicitudes de asilo”.Círculo vicioso: Progenitoras/esdeportados, niñas/os bajo custodia EUAEl 27 de julio, el gobierno dijo que 711 niñas/os eran “inelegibles” para la reunificación, ¡pero inmigración ya había deportado a más de 400 de sus padres! La jueza Sabraw dijo que el gobierno era “culpable” de deportar a las/os progenitores mientras sus hijas/os estaban bajo custodia y por no tener un plan de reunificación. Ordenó que el gobierno proporcione información antes del 1 de agosto sobre todos los padres deportados, los desaparecidos en EUA y otras/os considerados “inelegibles” para que todas/os puedan reunirse rápidamente.La ACLU dice que el gobierno reclamó que 206 progenitoras/es renunciaron a su derecho de reunificación con sus hijas/os al firmar renuncias o consentir verbalmente. La mayoría de ellas/os enfrenta una deportación inmediata. Muchos progenitoras/es quieren que sus hijas/os regresen, pero no sabían que habían renunciado a su derecho a reunificarse. Según se informa, los agentes fronterizos coaccionaron, presionaron, engañaron y mintieron para que madres y padres firmaran las exenciones. Los formularios no estaban disponibles en sus idiomas nativos; algunos progenitoras/es no sabían lo que firmaban.Las/os progenitores también fueron presionados para firmar apresuradamente los formularios de deportación y se les informó que verían a sus hijas/os más rápido si lo hacían, y que esta era la única forma en que los verían. El gobierno dice que 1.000 familias reunidas enfrentan una deportación inmediata.La ACLU promete conseguir abogados para encontrar a progenitoras/es desaparecidos y brindarles ayuda legal. Una gran cantidad de demandas están en marcha a nombre de las/os adultos y niñas/os migrantes.Efrén C. Olivares, director del Proyecto de Derechos Civiles de Texas, dijo: “El gobierno desea que el público crea que cumplió con éxito la fecha límite del 26 de julio; nada podría estar más lejos de la verdad”. (New York Times, 28 de julio)Muchos progenitoras/es y niñas/os están en “limbo legal”. Algunas/os esperan días para reunirse, se los envía al lugar equivocado o incluso se reúnen con la niña o niño equivocado. El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos no revela las ubicaciones de las/os niños o transmite información errónea.Ahora el ICE está tratando de obligar a las familias recién reunidas a retirar solicitudes para que sus hijas/os permanezcan en EUA, informó Vox el 29 de julio. Cuando las/os progenitores no cedieron, los agentes de ICE les gritaron, rechazaron sus pedidos y/o los separaron de sus hijas/os por segunda vez.Las agencias federales están prohibiendo que las/os deportados regresen a EUA para conseguir a sus hijos, y chequearán a las/os progenitoras/es antes de enviar a sus hijas/os a su tierra natal.Impactante abuso de niñas/osUno de los peores crímenes del gobierno EUA es el maltrato de niñas/os en centros de detención y centros de procesamiento fronterizo. Las/os abogados, trabajadores de salud y otras/os, informan de agua inadecuada; comida podrida; y falta de colchas en temperaturas frías. Algunas/os niños fueron alojados en jaulas. Algunas/os ni se bañaron. Un padre dijo que su niño pequeño regresó con piojos. En muchas instalaciones, a las/os cuidadores adultos se les prohíbe abrazar a las/os niños para consolarles.También hay abuso sexual. El sitio web de The Nation informa que una niña de seis años, separada de su madre, fue abusada sexualmente por un niño mayor en un centro de detención de Southwest Key en Arizona. Escandalosamente, esta niña tuvo que firmar un formulario diciendo que era su responsabilidad mantenerse alejada del abusador y “mantener los límites apropiados”.Las/os niños sufren de ansiedad, depresión y abandono. Algunas/os proyectan su angustia y enojo hacia sus progenitoras/es. Algunas/os progenitores han dicho que tras la reunificación, sus hijas/os no les reconocen o no les hablan o no se dejan abrazar. Algunas/os jóvenes sufrirán daño psicológico a largo plazo y trastorno de estrés postraumático. El dolor emocional y la angustia también afectan a las/os progenitores cuando son detenidos; y a aquellas/os que se ocupan de las/os niños traumatizados después de la reunificación.Solidaridad, resistencia y asistenciaDesde la separación de las familias de migrantes en la primavera, ha habido una oposición activa. Una oleada de resistencia surgió en contra de las políticas inhumanas del gobierno de Trump. El presidente tuvo que retirar públicamente la práctica de separación familiar el 20 de junio después de una protesta internacional.Unas 600 personas, principalmente mujeres, fueron arrestadas el 28 de junio mientras ocupaban el Edificio de la Oficina del Senado en Washington. Las protestas coordinadas a nivel nacional tuvieron lugar en al menos 700 localidades el 30 de junio iniciadas por ‘Families Belong Together’.Una delegación de Fight for Immigrants and Refugees Everywhere (FIRE) se unió a las manifestaciones en Brownsville y McAllen en la frontera de Texas/México. El FIRE y el Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero han protestado en muchas ciudades. Muchos piquetes y ocupaciones “¡Abolir ICE!” han tenido lugar en las instalaciones locales de la inhumana agencia. Se han enfrentado a funcionarios del gobierno en oficinas, restaurantes y en la calle.Los migrantes detenidos organizaron una huelga de hambre en la Cámara de Corrección del Condado de Bristol en Massachusetts y se les unieron otros prisioneros en solidaridad. Las autoridades tomaron represalias, pero una manifestación en el exterior apoyó a los encarcelados. Las mujeres en las instalaciones de Port Isabel ICE en Texas ayunaron para forzar la recepción de llamadas telefónicas de sus hijas/os.Organizaciones legales, humanitarias, de inmigrantes, defensoras y basadas en la fe y personas compasivas muestran solidaridad y ayudan a las/os migrantes. Algunos viajan a Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador para localizar a progenitoras/es que fueron deportados sin sus hijas/os y ofrecen asistencia legal.Voluntarias/os simpatizantes – multinacionales, multi-generacionales, multi- género y de clase trabajadora – están ayudando en todo el país. Las mujeres están conduciendo a los progenitoras/es migrantes cientos de millas para reunirse con sus hijas/os. Hay personas paradas fuera de los centros de detención con dinero, comida, boletos de autobús y asistencia legal para las/os inmigrantes liberados. Se están llevando a cabo recaudaciones locales de fondos.El Centro de Refugiados y de Inmigrantes para Servicios Educativos y Legales (RAICES, por sus siglas en inglés) en Texas está ofreciendo pagar la fianza para la liberación de mujeres inmigrantes detenidas, y está uniendo familias.La tremenda oleada de apoyo a las/os inmigrantes muestra el vínculo de solidaridad entre las/os trabajadores de todas las nacionalidades. El poder de esa solidaridad existe como un hecho material en sus luchas compartidas contra la brutal opresión del capitalismo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Eid-ul-Adha message from the Government of the Cooperative Republic of GuyanaEid-ul-Adha is the annual occasion on which Muslims reflect on and celebrate the unquestionable obedience to God by Prophet Abraham. As our Muslim brothers and sisters gather to pray, demonstrate sacrifice and share with the less fortunate among us, the Government of the Cooperative of Republic Guyana joins in paying homage to all those who have sacrificed for their families, their communities and their country over the years.For many years the Guyanese people have had to endure hardships and sacrifice on a day-to-day basis. Today we are closer to a better life for all of our people, in spite of hiccups in the journey. With a sense of patriotism and national pride and an unyielding commitment to the development of our fair land we shall continue to make progress together, leaving no citizen behind.Just as the Muslim community is known to band together generally but especially in difficult times, so too, must we as Guyanese, stand together and united. At a juncture in our history when we continue to face sporadic threats to our national sovereignty we are obliged to take a signal from our Muslim brothers and sisters and mobilise in a show of unity and strength to make it abundantly clear that ‘not a blade of grass’.As was the appeal for Eid-ul-Adha 2015, this is once again a fitting occasion for us to restate the call for a deepening of national unity and the strengthening of social cohesion among our people. Though diverse in origins we share a common destiny and it is imperative that we cooperate for the purposes of national advancement.The message of Eid-ul-Adha is an example of the discipline and commitment needed, if we are to build Guyana into a nation which affords a good life for all Guyanese. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana appeals to all to conduct the sacrifices safely, with due consideration for the animals and as humanely as possible as is prescribed for in Islam.Eid Mubarak to all Muslims.
Ingqayizivele’s pupils now have access to top science equipment. Siemens’ Emily Molefe urged the school to use the tools. The partnership is key in Ingqayizivele’s improvement, said principal Cass Sehloho. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sithembile Mokaeane Head: Corporate Affairs Siemens Southern Africa +27 11 652-2146 RELATED ARTICLES • Mvezo school a legacy of Mandela • Poor schools score textbooks • South Africa prioritises quality education • School to empower Malawian girlsBongani NkosiTheoretical chemistry tutorials are now a thing of the past at Ingqayizivele high school in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg, thanks to a donation of lab equipment that will enable pupils to grasp concepts through much-needed practical work.The R200 000 (US$29 000) worth of apparatus donated by Siemens will enhance learning for Ingqayizivele’s grade eight to 12 science pupils. The lab was officially opened on Mandela Day on 18 July 2011, as part of the celebrations for the former president’s birthday.Until recently Ingqayizivele, like many public schools in the country, relied solely on theory-based tutorials for chemistry and physics – subjects that are better taught through demonstrations and experiments.Youngsters from rural and township schools often only get exposed to practical science at tertiary level.“Science is based on practical work, so the equipment will make it easier for us as teachers,” said the school’s Paul Mokgabudi.“When I talk of potassium, the learners must know exactly what I’m talking about,” he added.The lab’s tools were manufactured by East Rand-based Africa Scientific Instrumentation. The company’s Reiney Mahadaven pointed out that they are not “micro-science toys”, but large demonstration apparatus tailor-made for advanced chemistry and physical science education.“Our main aim is to mould the learners to go into science and technology fields,” Mahadaven said.“Now that you have apparatus you’ll be able to do experiments. Your creativity is going to be enhanced,” principal Cass Sehloho told the science pupils.As part of its Generation 21 Programme, Siemens South Africa is aiming to improve learning and teaching of mathematics and science – “subjects which are critical to our country”, said the company’s corporate social responsibility manager Emily Molefe.The donation ties in with the government’s call for the private sector to partner with state schools to improve their quality of education.A beneficial relationship Since 2008 Siemens has invested more than R2-million ($287 000) in Ingqayizivele to help develop the school.An information technology room with 20 computers was their first project, and they also replaced old computers in the principal and administrators’ offices.The CCTV surveillance system installed by the company has improved the school’s security, said Sehloho.Pupils began performing far better after the private-public partnership kicked off. Sehloho attributes their latest achievements to Siemens’ investment.The school’s matric pass rate hit a historical high of 94.8% in 2010, a vast change from 2009’s 68.8%. It was the most improved school in the Gauteng Education Secondary School Improvement Programme, which is designed to boost poor-performing public schools. As many as 64 schools were targeted in 2010.Maths and science results in particular have improved drastically at Ingqayizivele. While 54% of the matriculants passed maths in 2009, the average shot up to 83% in 2010. The pass average for science grew from 51% to 83.3% in the same period.A 100% matric pass rate is now within sight, Sehloho said. “We are not sitting on our laurels.”Ingqayizivele has been recognised with a number of awards for its performance over the last two years. In addition to being the most improved school in the Secondary School Improvement Programme, it was rated as one of Ekurhuleni’s top township schools in 2010.Such achievements have given both pupils and the community trust in the school.“Students are now studying in an environment that gives them hope,” Sehloho said. “When you get support, your thoughts break all the bonds, you start to think differently.”Sehloho himself has been recognised for the school’s turnaround. He received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the provincial and national government in 2010.“It (the Siemens involvement) also gave me hope and I was able to achieve certain things on a personal level,” he said. “Our educators themselves have been scooping awards.”Sehloho believes the launch of the Bill of Responsibilities by the Department of Basic Education and Lead SA took place at Ingqayizivele in March 2011 in “recognition of the work that happens at this school”.
29 May 2014Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has urged the parents of children with disabilities to make use of government services available to assist them.The minister’s call comes after reports emerged on Thursday of a neglected eight-year-old girl with disabilities who was locked up in a shack in Alexandra, Johannesburg. The girl is said to have been locked up all day in the shack by her mother, with no ventilation and without water or food.“The reported neglect of the disabled child in the manner that has been described is concerning to us,” Dlamini said. “This incident once again brings under scrutiny the ability of South African parents to take care of their disabled children.”Help for overwhelmed parentsDlamini said the government has services to assist parents who feel they are incapable of caring correctly for their children. These include placing the children in alternative care in places of safety or foster care.The minister added that social education was imperative. “However, over and above this, it is evident that we need to do more to educate and support parents with disabled children.”Dlamini commended the community of Alexandra for alerting the authorities to the child’s plight. “This is the type of action required from all South Africans to protect our children. This is our shared responsibility that cannot be delegated.”Child Protection WeekThe Department of Social Development will launch Child Protection Week in Delft, Western Cape on 1 June.The week-long campaign, under the theme “working together to protect children”, is a call to all South Africans to play their part in protecting and ensuring the well-being of children.The department says it chose Delft for the launch because of the number of incidents of violence against children that have taken place in the area.Since 1994, South Africa has taken considerable strides in rolling out legislative and programmatic interventions to advance child protection. The Bill of Rights in the country’s Constitution states that every child has the right to be protected from maltreatment, neglect, abuse or degradation.To advance these rights, the Children’s Act (Act 38 of 2005) sets out principles relating to the care and protection of children, and defines related parental responsibilities and rights.The Social Assistance Act, Child Justice Act and the Sexual Offences Act have given additional effect to the government’s constitutional responsibilities, reaffirming its commitment to ensuring safety, care and support for every child.Source: SAnews.gov.za
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ECM services can provide an important component to any SOA framework.The past few years has seen an enormous amount of enthusiasm generated around SOA — Service Oriented Architectures. Clearly while the hype has been high, there really is a lot of sustance behind the SOA initiative. Both its benefits and ROI are attractive.The concept behind SOA is to create complex enterprise-wide systems based on small modular components. The approach is a best-practice architectural pattern that provides great flexibility in selecting and integrating with best-of-breed components. It allows for wide-ranging interoperability of software developed for different platforms using different tools. It promotes the diffusion of information across the enterprise, providing any application with a need to incorporate the information managed by a service an easy way to tap into it.While today there still aren’t that many companies that have jumped full throttle into the world of SOA, that’s probably to be expected. Most companies are taking a slow, measured approach, with a lot of up-front experimentation and prototyping. But this slow adoption rate is beginning to change. Gartner’s Charles Abrams first coined the SOA acronym in 1996. Now Gartner predicts that SOA will become the next dominant framework for creating and delivering enterprise software. They forecast that by 2008 more than 80% of enterprise IT development project will be employing some form of SOA. And they see the rise of SOBAs — Service Oriented Business Applications.Abrams commented in 2004 at an Gartner summit that “They [SOAs] will enable real-time uses of structured information to enable enterprises to be competitive.” But SOAs don’t need to be limited to structured information.ECM (Enterprise Content Management) Services/SOBAs built around content and unstructured data fit well into the SOA framework.Enterprise Repository – SOA ECM services allow a common unstructured repository to be accessed by and supplement a range of IT initiatives, like CRM, ERP, or SCM.Accessibility – SOA ECM services integrated into familiar front-end UIs eliminate the need to have users log into an isolated and dedicated ECM system.Automation – By its very nature SOA ECM services provide a programmable interface that allows easy integration into business applications, portals and workflow processes.Formtek has extended its Orion product by creating SOA Web Service components. With a Web Service interface, unstructured data can be accessed immediately in real time from any language or platform. From an integrator’s perspective, what’s fantastic about the SOA Web Services framework is that any application, whether it is written for Java, .Net or SAP’s NetWeaver, is able to interface and communicate with a common ECM service interface.Formtek | Orion 5 Web Services implements standard W3C Web Services interfaces including WSDL, SOAP, HTTP, and XML. Orion Web Services exposes secure Library Service functionality, such as search, retrieval, check-in/check-out, and version management. It can serve as a fundamental storage service component accessed by many IT enterprise applications for managing content and documents.
How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… Scotland’s seven major cities are teaming up to develop a number of smart city projects, backed by a $31 million war chest.According to Scottish Construction Now, the seven cities will springboard off the funding to collaboratively develop themselves into future-capable digital hubs.See also: Outdated thinking on wireless could doom UK smart citiesThe smart cities program is under the mantle of the Scottish Cities Alliance, which includes Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling along with the Scottish government.European Regional Development Funding will contribute $13 million to smart cities initiatives, with another $18 million chipped in by the seven cities.“By working together Scotland’s cities are utilizing economies of scale to learn individually and share that knowledge collectively, to be at the cutting edge of Smart City technology and the benefits that brings,” said Andrew Burns, Chair of the Scottish Cities Alliance. “Our inter-city approach to developing Smart City solutions has been praised publicly by the European Commission and we have attracted the attention of other nations who are looking to emulate our collaborative model.”A variety of smart city programs have already been given the green light to begin development in Scotland.Intelligent Street Lighting projects are being piloted in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Perth and Stirling. The lighting technology will incorporate LED bulbs and connected sensors, and is expected to provide energy savings and improved safety for the public and drivers.Now the bins are smart, tooSmart waste management services will be developed in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Stirling and Perth. The waste projects will incorporate smart bin technology that improve efficiency by alerting workers to empty the garbage cans only when full.Besides these infrastructure-related projects, Scottish cities will see the development open data initiatives under the smart city programme. The cities will build data publication platforms that incorporate data analytics capabilities.The cities expect to the open data projects sparking better decision-making on urban issues which will improve services and efficiencies.The Scottish initiatives come amidst a global rush to develop smart city programs. However, experts suggest that early stage smart cities often struggle to develop clearly defined entry points. Related Posts Tags:#IoT#open data#Scotland#Smart Cities#smart city#smart lighting#smart waste Surveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Donal Power For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In…
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Betis took advantage of a great performance by goalkeeper Antonio Adan and a bad night by Madrid’s forwards, including Cristiano Ronaldo, who was making his league debut after serving a five-game suspension for shoving a referee in the Spanish Super Cup final last month.“It was bad luck after all the chances that we created,” Madrid midfielder Casemiro said.Ronaldo had played only three other matches with Madrid this season, including against APOEL in the team’s Champions League debut, when he scored twice.“This is not the start we wanted after three games at home,” Zidane said. “We didn’t expect this.”Key winAtletico Madrid moved closer to the lead by earning a hard-fought 2-1 away victory against Athletic Bilbao.Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak stopped Aritz Aduriz’s penalty kick before halftime and Angel Correa and Yannick Carrasco scored second-half goals to leave the Madrid side within four points of leader Barcelona.It was the second consecutive win for Atletico, which remains unbeaten after five rounds.“To win in this stadium you need to play a great match and I think we did that,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said. “We controlled the game and were very effective. It’s a very important triumph for us.”Correa opened the scoring from inside the area after a cross by Jorge “Koke” Resurreccion in the 55th minute, and Carrasco added to the lead with a low shot into the far corner after a well-placed pass by Antoine Griezmann in the 73rd. Griezmann had also helped set up the first goal with a pass to Koke. Paraguayan striker Antoino Sanabria scored the winner with a header from close range to give Betis its first win against Madrid at the Bernabeu since 1998.The result ended Madrid’s streak of 73 consecutive games scoring at least one goal, keeping it from surpassing the record scoring run established by Brazilian club Santos starring Pele in 1963.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMadrid, which was coming off home draws against Valencia and Levante, is seven points behind Barcelona after five games. It trails Betis by one point.“This gap to the lead won’t change the way we do things,” Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “We will keep fighting. It’s a long championship.” Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad “It was Griezmann’s best match so far this season,” Simeone said.Raul Garcia netted an injury-time goal for Athletic, which has now lost two in a row after an unbeaten start.Winning streakSevilla kept its momentum thanks to Jesus Navas’ 83rd-minute winner at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.He scored from a difficult angle to give the hosts their fourth consecutive win to start the league.The match marked the return of striker Victor “Vitolo” Machin, who left Sevilla in the offseason to join Atletico Madrid but is playing on a loan with Las Palmas until January. He was constantly jeered by Sevilla fans.Rough startDeportivo La Coruna handed Alaves its fifth straight loss with a 1-0 victory at the Riazor Stadium.Luisinho scored in first-half injury time to give the hosts their first win after three losses in the first four matches.Malaga is the only other team to have lost all of its matches so far. It was routed 5-0 at Valencia on Tuesday. No goalsLeganes and Girona failed to take their chances in a goalless first meeting in the top flight.Both teams created clear scoring opportunities but Leganes, playing in the Liga for the second season, had to settle for a point with promoted Girona.Leganes stayed in the top half of the standings, in eighth place, while Girona was 14th. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Real Madrid’s forward from Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo kneels on the field during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID—Real Madrid’s faltering start to the Spanish league season continued on Wednesday with a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Real Betis.A day after league leader Barcelona routed Eibar 6-1 with four goals by Lionel Messi for its fifth win in a row, Madrid conceded an injury-time goal to remain winless in its three league games so far at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Brady, Belichick donate to J.J. Watt’s hurricane relief fund Second-place Sevilla moved within two points of Barcelona by beating Las Palmas 1-0 for its fourth consecutive league victory.Third-place Atletico won 2-1 at Athletic Bilbao.Frail homeReal Betis players celebrated as if they had won a title after the stunning win over Madrid at the Bernabeu.“We knew we were coming to play in a complicated stadium, but the team put in a great effort and got rewarded with the late goal,” Sanabria said.ADVERTISEMENT Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments
Anisova, who is a former Ukranian national team player, pumped in 28 points, built on 22 attacks with four service aces while Philips added 22 points.Sta. Lucia coach George Pascua liked what he saw from his team especially with the way it overcame a bad start.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’m satisfied, but there were still some lapses in the first and third sets,” said Pascua, a three-time PSL champion.“Although we struggled in our reception, I’m glad that our key players are slowly adjusting. We have a veteran setter in Rubie (de Leon) so she already knew how to make the players work as one solid unit.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Bhodana Anisova of Sta. Lucia Realty vs Rhea Meneses and Angeli Araneta of Generika-Ayala. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOSta. Lucia posted its first win after squeaking past Generika-Ayala, 21-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-15, 15-7, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Tuesday at Bacoor Sports Complex in Cavite.Imports Bohdana Anisova and MJ Philips combined for 50 points to lead the Lady Realtors, who bounced back from a four-set loss to Petron on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Improved chemistry doing wonders for Che’Lu-San Sebastian AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Rubie De Leon ended the marathon match that lasted for over two hours with a heady play that caught the Lifesavers sleeping.Generika, which drew 27 points from American import Symone Hayden, dropped to 0-2. The Lifesavers lost to Foton in the season opener three days ago. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES