Atromitos Kicks Panathinaikos, 2-0

first_imgATHENS — Veteran Costas Katsouranis scored twice against his old club to lead Atromitos to a 2-0 home victory over Panathinaikos in the sixth and final round of the Greek league playoffs.The loss was of no consequence to Panathinaikos, which had already won the playoffs to clinch a second Champions League spot alongside league champion Olympiakos.Panathinaikos finished the six-game playoffs five points ahead of Asteras, which beat PAOK 1-0 on June 7. Atromitos finished two points further behind.The playoffs were held among the teams that finished second to fifth in the regular season. The other three will take part in next season’s Europa League, with Asteras starting in the group stage, Atromitos in the third qualifying round and PAOK in the second.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Are Madrid the greatest UCL team in history?

first_imgUEFA Champions League Are Real Madrid the greatest Champions League team in history? Ben Hayward Last updated 1 year ago 19:15 5/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(35) Sergio Ramos Marcelo Real Madrid 2017-18 Getty Images UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool Los Blancos have claimed the European Cup in each of the past three seasons and four times in five years. So where do they stand among the very best? Real Madrid made history on Saturday night. Zinedine Zidane’s side beat Liverpool in Kiev to win the Champions League for a third season in a row and secure a record 13th European Cup for the Spanish side.Such success is unprecedented. Until last year, no team had won back-to-back editions since the competition changed format from the old European Cup to the Champions League in 1992-93. But Zidane’s side achieved that with victory over Juventus in Cardiff and Real’s 3-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday made it three in a row.”It’s something unbelievable, it’s something historic,” midfielder Luka Modric told BT Sport after the game. “I don’t know if anyone will repeat this in the future. It will be very difficult. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “Twice was something amazing but this is heroics. We watched a movie yesterday about basketball teams like Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. When they won it three times in a row and they called it a dynasty. I think this it is a dynasty in football.”It is hard to disagree and with 13 European Cups now in their trophy cabinet at the Santiago Bernabeu, this latest run of wins in the continental competition – which stretches to four in the past five seasons – is the club’s second such dynasty.Madrid won the first five editions of the old European Cup between 1956 and 1960, before adding another in 1965-66. Those were the days of the legendary Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas and Paco Gento, the latter being the only player to win the trophy six times.Ajax and Bayern Munich each won the competition three times in a row in the 1970s, while Liverpool claimed four between 1977 and 1984. More recently, Arrigo Sacchi’s superb AC Milan side was the last before Real to take home the trophy back to back (in 1989 and 1990), while Pep Guardiola’s great Barcelona team won it twice (in 2009 and 2011).Those last two are considered to be two of the best sides in modern times, but in European competition at least, this current Real Madrid team has eclipsed them both.Cristiano Ronaldo Champions LeagueSacchi’s side, like this modern-day Madrid, were less consistent in the league. During his tenure, Milan won Serie A only once, in 1987-88, with the team’s biggest successes arriving in Europe.Something similar is happening at Real. With Barcelona continuing to dominate in La Liga, Los Blancos have claimed the title only twice in the past decade and just once in the last five seasons.That is despite the fact they have been able to win four Champions League crowns in that time. In Europe, of course, Madrid have been able to avoid both Barca and Lionel Messi in each of those successes.Yet while Barca have dominated domestically, the Blaugrana are without a Champions League win now since 2015 and the Catalan club have not been able to win the competition in successive seasons – not even under Guardiola.”In my country, you can’t talk about hegemony when nobody has won two Champions Leagues in a row,” Jose Mourinho said in 2012 when asked about the success of Pep’s teamZinedine Zidane Real Madrid Liverpool UCLHe also claimed that, despite not winning the Champions League with Real, his team had been “the best in Europe” in 2011-12, when they claimed La Liga with a record 100 points and lost in the semi-finals in Europe.Mourinho described La Liga as “the most difficult competition” and both Guardiola and Zidane have said similar things this season. And if anything, Real’s recent results are proof of that fact. Because despite winning the Champions League this term, Madrid finished third in the Primera Division.In fact, Zidane’s three Champions League wins have come in just 33 games in the competition, having taken over after the group stages in 2015-16. That is five games fewer than a single season in La Liga. And none against Barcelona.”This is a great achievement, but no, this Real Madrid is not one of the great sides,” former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson said after Saturday’s game. “Not as the good as the Barcelona side with Xavi, Andres Iniesta, and Lionel Messi, it wasn’t and isn’t as good as that.”Pep Guardiola Lionel Messi Barcelona 25052012Three Champions Leagues in successive seasons and four in five means Madrid must be considered a great team, but winning in Europe does not necessarily make them the continent’s best side, much like Liverpool are not the finest from the Premier League.For all its glamour and glory, the Champions League is still a cup competition and unlike in the old European Cup, teams do not need to win their domestic league to qualify. “It is seven games and, one bad game, you are out,” Guardiola said in April, referring to the knockout stages of the tournament.After finishing second in their group, in which they lost to Tottenham, Real got past Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich en route to the final, albeit with a healthy dose of good fortune along the way, and Saturday’s win over Liverpool saw Zidane’s side write a new chapter.However, the feeling persists that despite the significance and the sparkle surrounding the astonishing achievement of their three in a row, the historic feat means this Real Madrid team will be remembered for being a better side than they actually are. 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Hotel icon J W Marriott Jr visits Turks and Caicos Government

first_img Education Minister touts new ICT platform for Public Schools Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jun 2015 – A lunch meeting held recently welcomed hospitality icon and namesake of the J.W. Marriott brand; J. W. Marriott Jr. who not only offered reassurances about his hotel brand but advice on how to establish and keep a successful operation going. It was a vote of confidence obviously being shown by the Marriott Family in the developers of the property to come for Provo; Desarollos Hotelco and Walter Stipa, its President& CEO which had a few months ago been named in a civil law suit; one which TCIG believes will not impact the development. The session, which was held at the Office of the Premier in Providenciales, gave developers an opportunity to introduce to the Turks and Caicos Islands Government to the brand values of Marriott International Inc. and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. It was shared that Mr. Marriott offered success stories of his global lodging company which carries 19 brands across 4,200 properties in 80 countries and territories with 365,000 employees world-wide. Marriott said they credit the success largely to the people whom they employ, “If you invest in your people and treat them right, they will treat your guests right.” There were a lot of dignitaries at the meeting, with an introduction by the Governor Peter Beckingham and attendance by TCI Government Ministers including Premier Rufus Ewing, Deputy Premier Akierra Missick, Tourism Minister Porsha Smith, Finance Minister Washington Misick, Attorney General Rhondalee Knowles and Government Support Services Minister, George Lightbourne. Joining Mr. Marriott from the Caribbean and Latin American arm of Marriott International Inc. were the President, Tim Sheldon; Brenda Durham who is the Regional General Counsel and Catherine Leitner, Area Director of Public Relations for both the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Marriott International Inc. Construction of the $224 million dollar European plan style Ritz-Carlton Hotel Resort, Casino and Spa in Provo will begin in November. Recommended for you Education Minister tours schools this week Related Items:akierra missick, construction, george lightbourne, j. w. marriot, Portia smith, premier rufus ewing, rhondalee knowles, ritz carlton, visit, Walter Gardiner, washington misick Ministry of Education introduces pilot program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

New checkin location at Pearson Airport for Air Transat

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Air Transat, Toronto, Toronto Pearson Airport, Transat Share Counters 501–508 are dedicated to priority services for Club Class, Option Plus and Eco MaxCounters 509–521 are the main check-in for Economy Class, including dedicated counters for family servicesCounters 521–534 will be used by Air Transat during peak periods (and shared with other carriers) Travelweek Group Posted by New check-in location at Pearson Airport for Air Transat TORONTO — Air Transat has a new home at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.The move takes effect today, June 4. Air Transat says it is working closely with GTAA during the transition in order to optimize the check-in process.Though still at Terminal 3, Transat’s new check-in counters are now at the end of the departure area.“This new location will enhance our passengers’ experience,” says Transat.The change comes with an increased number of full-service and self-service kiosks (44 in total), two self‑service baggage drop-off areas and an easy access to the international security checkpoint, notes the airline.Transat has sent out a map of the new location, with the check-in counters are divided as follows: Monday, June 4, 2018 last_img read more