Urgent revolution at Real Madrid Why did Real Madrid stop playing in the second half? Real Madrid returned to LaLiga Santander action on Thursday evening and, once again, they dropped points as they drew 2-2 at Villarreal, leaving Los Blancos seven points behind leaders Barcelona. Of their 17 games this season, the European and world champions have won just nine games, drawing three and losing five, meaning they fail to win almost every other game this season and have already dropped 21 points. It is not something new in Madrid as the club have only been Spanish champions twice in the last decade - with Jose Mourinho in 2011/12 and under Zinedine Zidane in 2016/17 - and it has become a tradition for Madrid to be out of the title race early on. Last season, Barcelona finished 16 points clear of Madrid. The club have failed to win eight of the last ten LaLiga Santander titles and, of those, they have only come into the last day of the season still fighting in three: with Manuel … [Read more...] about Why do Real Madrid have such a big problem in the league?
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U.S. 2018 Midterms Republican voters do not think gun violence, climate change, sexism or racial inequality are very big problems in the United States, according to a new Pew Research Center poll out Monday. The study, released just three weeks before the midterm elections, highlighted the growing political divide, and fundamental disagreement on worldviews, between the left and the right. Just 11 percent of Republican voters, for example, believe global warming to be a “very big problem,” while 72 percent of Democratic voters do. After the United Nations released a climate change report last week signaling irreversible world-wide destruction could occur in just 12 years, President Donald Trump told 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl that, “something's changing and it'll change back again. I don't think it's a hoax, I think there's probably a difference. But I don't know that it's man-made.” About 12 percent of Republicans believe that sexism (a topic that has come … [Read more...] about Republican Voters Don’t See Racism, Sexism, Climate Change, Gun Violence as Big Problems in U.S.: Poll
Sport by Press Association 08/10/2018, 4:32 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Jurgen Klopp is satisfied with Liverpool’s position heading into the international break but is not so happy with his players being taken away to play in “the most senseless competition in the world”. The goalless draw with Premier League leaders Manchester City at Anfield means the top three are all level on 20 points and separated only by goal difference. Klopp is pleased a hectic schedule of seven matches in 23 days is now over but wonders what the next fortnight will bring for his players. “If somebody would have told me after eight matchdays you have 20 points, I would say with that fixture list, ‘I’ll buy it, let’s start with the ninth matchday!’,” said Klopp. “The boys unfortunately go away again now and have to play Nations League games – the most senseless … [Read more...] about Liverpool boss Klopp: Nations League is most senseless competition in the world
Sunday October 7, 2018 03:26 AM These stories provide ideas young readers can incorporate into their own lives. Growing up isn't easy. Kids are faced with difficult choices, overcoming fears and trying to discover who they are and their place in the world. To be frank, growing up is a big task for anyone.Reading stories that illuminate some of these issues and struggles provides kids with ideas they can incorporate into their own lives without specifically being aware that the story is speaking to them. Such is the case with the books reviewed today. Young and old alike all have moments of doubt and troubles to solve, and stories can act as helpers, allowing us to see strength and ultimately hope for today and tomorrow.Take a look at the books reviewed below and ask your librarian and bookseller to point you in the direction of others. Anything we can do to help kids find their way in life is worth every effort.Books to BorrowThe following book is available to borrow from many … [Read more...] about Books to Borrow … Books to Buy: Helping kids find their place in the world
Beer might come with a head, but it doesn’t often come with a heart. But nestled in the Bohemian hinterland, the Pivovar Chříč is not your average brewery. For one thing, it is staffed almost entirely by mentally and physically impaired workers. For another, it diverts all its profits to funding a primary school. Petr Jakubicek is the brains behind the enterprise, tucked away in a village 50 miles west of Prague. A brewery was established on the site in 1573 before being closed by the Nazi occupation authorities in 1943 in a move to requisition grain to feed German forces on the eastern front. It was later converted into a collective agricultural enterprise and stripped of its beer-making machinery by the communist authorities who came to power in what was then Czechoslovakia after the second world war. Reopened in 2016, it is once again producing beer, courtesy of a workforce previously unable to find work because of their disabilities. The idea for the enterprise … [Read more...] about Oktoberbest: is this the noblest brewery in the world?