Dani Ceballos scored a late winning free-kick against his old club as Real Madrid battled to a 2-1 LaLiga victory at Real Betis.Madrid had taken an early lead at the Benito Villamarin on Sunday thanks to a fine drive scored by Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric.But Sergio Canales hit back with a goal that survived a lengthy VAR review to seemingly claim a point for Quique Setien’s side. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Former Betis star Ceballos had other ideas, though, coming off the bench to net a 20-yard free-kick with two minutes to go to move Madrid up to fourth.Madrid started well and they took the lead in the 13th minute, Modric blasting a drive into the top-left corner from just outside the penalty area.Vinicius Junior fired straight at Pau Lopez at the end of a flowing move as Madrid kicked through the gears, Antonio Barragan making a wonderful challenge to halt another rapid break.Canales recorded the first Betis shot on target two minutes into the second half but Keylor Navas, deputising for the injured Thibaut Courtois, got everything behind the shot.Navas was beaten in the 67th minute, however, the impressive Giovani Lo Celso sending Canales clear of the Madrid defence to squeeze his shot through the goalkeeper and over the line.The goal was subject to a lengthy VAR review, giving the home fans an agonising wait, but replays showed Dani Carvajal was playing Canales onside and the goal stood.Solari ignored Isco as he used his last two subs to bring on Ceballos and Brahim Diaz for his LaLiga debut, with the decision justified in the 88th minute.William Carvalho gave away a free-kick on the edge of the Betis box and Ceballos took responsibility, bending the ball round the wall to beat Lopez.Super-sub Ceballos with a super free-kick winner! #RealBetisRealMadrid 1-2 pic.twitter.com/0hOAg8LyJF— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) January 13, 2019What does it mean? Injuries mount for struggling SolariMadrid, who are now 10 points back from leaders Barcelona, will hope an injury that forced Karim Benzema off at half-time is not too serious. Solari is already without forwards Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz, while Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio and Marcos Llorente were also absent.Ceballos justifies Solari faithBringing on Ceballos instead of Isco appeared a curious move and a decision Solari seemed certain to have to defend in his post-match news conference. But the former Betis midfielder settled the contest with a beautifully hit free-kick, earning Madrid an important three points.MATCHWINNER #RealBetisRealMadrid pic.twitter.com/pgv3vzUFXv— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) January 13, 2019Lopez wrongfooted by late winnerCeballos took his winning goal nicely but, when he sees replays of the strike, Betis goalkeeper Lopez will surely feel he should have done better. The placement of his wall appeared odd as Lopez seemed to leave himself unsighted, allowing Ceballos to place a fine finish into his goal.What’s next?Both sides are in Copa del Rey action, with Madrid heading to Leganes while Betis visit Real Sociedad. At the weekend, it’s Sevilla at home for Madrid and Betis host Girona. read more
It’s just like 1874 again. That is when the WD Lawrence, the largest full-rigged ship ever launched in Canada, slipped into the waters of the Bay of Fundy from the Lawrence shipyard along the Maitland shore, to the applause of thousands of spectators. On Friday, Sept. 22, and Saturday, Sept. 23, Nova Scotians can help re-enact the celebration of the great launch at the 20th Annual Maitland Launch Day festival. Visitors can put on their favourite Victorian attire, bring the family and visit Maitland, Hants Co., for a variety activities. On Friday, at 5 p.m., fans can cheer on the competitors in the “preliminaries” of the whiskey-barrel races at Dawson Dowell Park. At 7 p.m., visitors can enjoy a folk music concert at St. David’s Church featuring the Cantabile Choir. Tickets are $8 for adults and are available at the door. On Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., visitors can experience the excitement and bustle of activity as villagers in mid-1800s’ costume gather for fun, food, demonstrations of heritage crafts, and many maritime-related special events. The festival’s official parade of villagers in Victorian costume starts at 12:30 p.m. and processes along the main street to Lawrence House Museum. Visitors will meet characters such as shipwrights, caulkers, and ships’ captains awaiting the next high tide. Following the parade will be a re-enactment of the launch and the banishment of a whiskey pedlar, both based on actual historic events. Other activities on the museum grounds include a performance by the Playford Dancers, a display of sailing ship exotica, and demonstrations of heritage arts and crafts such as traditional sail making. The day’s events finish with the whiskey-barrel race finals. The festival includes plenty of food. At Lawrence House lunchtime, enjoy a hot dog cooked by Scouts from the 1st Maitland troop. At dinnertime take in a turkey dinner or a baked bean, ham and salad meal at one of the church suppers in the village. Visitors to Lawrence House Museum can discover the story of shipbuilder, entrepreneur and politician, W.D. Lawrence and his family. They also get an in-depth look at the maritime history of the Maitland area. Admission to the museum is free all day Saturday, Sept. 23. The annual Maitland Launch Day is organized by the community’s Launch Day Committee in partnership with Lawrence House Museum and with support from the Municipality of East Hants. For a complete schedule of events see the website at lawrence.museum.gov.ns.ca . For more information call 902-261-2628. Lawrence House Museum is part of the Nova Scotia Museum family. The museum remains open to the public every day until Oct. 15.
Kolkata: Sagar Chandra of Burdwan Municipal High School has made it to the tenth position on the merit list of 137 candidates released by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. But what separates Chandra from other students is the fact that he is differently-able. “Chandra does not like to be classified as differently-able and he had appeared in the examination from the general category, scoring 486. He has already cleared the entrance examination and been selected to study Chemistry at Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bengaluru,” said Sambhunath Chakraborty, headmaster of Burdwan Municipal High School. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaAccording to Chakraborty, he hardly avails the facilities for differently-abled people and always used stairs for attending classes on first and second floor. One of his legs is short and he uses an artificial limb but he never missed the opportunity to run along the corridor with his friends during tiffin break or after the end of school hours. “I have appeared in a number of competitive examinations like JEE (Advanced) whose results are still awaited. My admission at IISC is scheduled in a few days. So I will seek admission there and would decide where to study after the results of other examinations are out,” said Sagar, who is also an expert in drawing and has won a number of awards in the regional and national levels.