Eduardo Vellando: “There will have to be a mini preseason before the League returns”

first_imgDr. Vellando is waiting to know the dates on which the Competition can resume. Vellando assures that “when the League returns, we will first have to carry out a mini-season so that our players can face the matches with the best guarantees, it is possible that the matches will be played again in May, it is not ruled out even that they are behind closed doors but now the important thing is that Spain can get out of the situation we are in as soon as possible “.It should be remembered that the Vellando family has been taking responsibility for the medical services of Albacete for several decades and generations of grandfather, father and son have been growing pending the health of the players of the La Mancha team. Albacete players continue to develop from their homes the specific work that the club has commissioned so that they continue developing while waiting to know the date on which the competition can return.It is still unknown when the La Mancha team will return to training and now the goal is for the players to continue maintaining their shape and physical tone. Albacete doctor Eduardo Vellando in statements made to Radio Albacete Cadena SER points out that “We are in a situation like the rest of the Second Division teams, there is no difference with respect to the work that other teams are doing, We are also in contact with all the doctors of the teams in a WhatsApp group and we are complying with the regulations that the Ministry of Health has imposed on us. “last_img read more

Power outage in the Old Fort area

first_imgB.C. Hydro is now reporting a new power outage that happened just before 4 p.m. in the Old Fort area.The power should be back on by 6 p.m. and the cause is still under investigation.  About 91 customers are without power in the area that runs from south of the 82A ave and east of the Old Fort Road.- Advertisement -For more updates on power outages in the area, visit

Delight as St Eunan’s College reach Ulster Colleges final

first_imgST EUNAN’S COLLEGE have booked their place in the Ulster Colleges Loch An Luir final.St. Eunan’s College, Letterkenny 4-7 St. Malachy’s, Castlewellen 1-9St. Eunan’s, to the delight of Gary McDaid (Manager) and Eddie Harvey (Assistant manager) emerged with a great victory over the highly fancied St. Malachy’s, Castlewellen who were averaging scores of 6-19 in every game. There is a 10-year gap and St. Eunan’s are determined to put their name on the cup again but it will take another big game against Patrician College, Carrickmacross, Monaghan whose senior team are back in MacRory football this year.St. Eunan’s were leading 2-2 to 1-3 at half time with goals by Keelan Collier and Shane Monaghan.This had the makings of a great game as both teams led at different stages.Two outstanding goals by St. Eunan’s were matched by a great goal by Damian McMullan of St. Malachy’s in the 20th minute. Callum Friel and Emmet O’Boyle were a constant threat up front scoring some fine points for Eunan’s.The defense held firm against a constant attack with Sean Collum, Oisin Mc Daid and captain Oran Brogan in control.Keelan Gribben, the St. Eunan’s College goalkeeper, had another great game, commanding his area and his kick outs were very accurate.St. Eunan’s Cian McMonagle made some great runs from defence and along with Jack Gallagher and Conal McDermott they were responsible for several turnovers.Noel O’Donnell and Jack Roarty held midfield especially in the second half and, as St. Eunan’s stepped up a gear, both players sprayed the ball with great accuracy. Another goal by Shane Monaghan – his uncle Brendan Devenney would have been proud of it – gave the College the lead by 3 -3 to 1 -4 but back came St. Malachy’s to reduce the deficit 3-3 to 1-8 with Peter O Hare, Shay Moorhead and Sean Og Mc Cosker prominent.Jack Alcorn was always in the wars with Eunan’s and came away with the ball on several occasions and a brilliant fielding by Matthew Whoriskey in defence relieved the pressure for Eunan’s at a critical period. Keelan Collier after great work by the tireless Calum Friel and Emmet O’Boyle gave St. Eunan’s a six-point lead again with another great strike in the corner of the goals.Oran Brogan playing in the centre of defence scored a great point to seal the win for St. Eunan’s.St. Eunan’s introduced several substitutions in the final 15 minutes and all players showed their potential to challenge for positions. St. Eunan’s now play Patrician College, Carrickmacross in the final.St. Eunan’s College: Killian Gribben, Sean Collum, Oran Brogan (0–1), Oisin Mc Daid, Noel O’Donnell, Conall McDermott, Cian McMonagle, Jack Gallagher, Jack Alcorn, Matthew Whoriskey, Keelan Collier (2–2), Jack Roarty , Emmet O’Boyle (0–1), Callum Friel (0-2), Shane Monaghan (2-1). Subs: Sean McVeigh (53 min), Seimi Breslin (50 min), Peadar McGeehan, Joshua Hay (55 min), Calvin Adoo, Conor Hughes, Conor Cassidy (56 min), Sean Pascal, Ben Gallagher (51 min), Adam Duncan (55 min), Jake Kelly, Nathan Plumb, Ciaran Quinn,and Sean McGinley, Sean Marsh, Adam Callaghan, Danny Toye.Delight as St Eunan’s College reach Ulster Colleges final was last modified: December 2nd, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gary McDaidletterkennySt EunansSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

This Spanish gay guy worries his LGBTIfriendly country is going backwards

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Barcelona, 1989. Picture a 16-year-old Spanish boy on his way to catechesis. He’s getting ready for confirmation, one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church, to be celebrated in his Catholic school among his Catholic friends and his Catholic family. The boy left home too early and now has some time to kill, so he heads to a very popular department store in central Barcelona.He knows exactly where he’s going – the toilets on the fifth floor.He’s heard some stories about them. Stories about men hanging around far too long. Exchanging glances, disappearing into the cubicles.He’s been there before, but only for a few minutes. Enough time for a quick pee before running away, scared of the old men lurking in the corners. (They looked so old at the time, but they probably were in their late 30s).But this time it’s different. There’s a younger man there. Black curly hair, light stubble, black leather jacket, big smile on his face, and big cock in his hand. And this time the boy doesn’t run away.This was the first time I kissed a man. It wasn’t a romantic kiss, it smelled of urine and shame. It was dirty and forbidden and sinful. On my way back to catechesis, I just wanted to wash my mouth and was scared to death I may now be HIV positive.I remember thinking that my life would be like that forever. Furtive encounters in public toilets, dark bars, public parks, and no trace of love or joy whatsoever.Only 10 years before, homosexuality was illegal. Now, in the peak of the AIDS epidemic, it was seen as something disgusting. LGBT groups were seen as something ridiculous and flamboyant, and we didn’t have any valid public referent. What a way to start your sexual life as a gay man.‘Spain is the country that most accepts homosexuality in the world’Flash forward to 2004. Only 15 years later, Spain became the third country in the world to legalize gay marriage with full rights.According to the Centre of Sociological Research, 66% of the Spanish population thought the law was necessary.Today, Spain is the country that most accepts homosexuality in the world. (Some 88% of the population, according to the latest polls).Looking back I feel fortunate to having been given the opportunity to grow as a gay man at the same pace that LGBT rights were growing in my country.Despite my Catholic upbringing, I felt strong enough to get out of the closet to my family in 1994 and never had to hide my homosexuality. Ever. Guillem Clua | Photo: Courtesy of Guillem Clua That allowed me to explore gay characters in my plays from different points of view, shyly at first. With a clichéd closeted gay character in love with his straight co-worker in my very first play Invisibles. And more bravely later with a young teenage boy looking forward to being infected of HIV by his older lover in Marburg, a love story between two Spanish soldiers during the Afghanistan war in Invasion. Or the unabashed celebration of romantic gay love that is Smiley.I confess, I felt complacent. I honestly thought the work was done. More and more countries were passing laws granting full rights to the LGBT community. Each Pride was bigger, brighter, louder. We couldn’t go anywhere but forward. You can’t stop progress, right?But then, the unthinkable happened. In June 2016 terrorist Omar Marteen burst into the Pulse Bar in Orlando and killed 49 people.It wasn’t the first attack in a gay bar. I remembered the bomb at the Admiral Duncan on Old Compton Street in London. But that was back in 1999.‘In 2017, 287 hate crimes against LGBT people were reported only in Madrid’I honestly thought this couldn’t happen again. I was aghast. And then I started hearing more and more voices that said this wasn’t a homophobic attack. The FBI claimed that there wasn’t any evidence that the Orlando shooter targeted Pulse because it was a gay club. I felt outraged. And this is how The Swallow was born.Just a few months before, I thought I would never have to write a play like this. I thought we were over it, that the times when you had to remind the audience of the importance of love, diversity, acceptance, and forgiveness had passed. But I realized that wasn’t true.I started noticing our society was taking steps backwards. The reactions to the Pulse massacre were only the tip of a homophobic iceberg that still lurks in Spanish society.It has been silent for a long time, but it’s waking up. In 2017, 287 hate crimes against LGBT people were reported only in Madrid. That’s a staggering 1000% more than in previous years. And that’s fucking scary.In only 15 years my country made a very difficult journey from darkness to freedom. We shouldn’t take it for granted. It’s still fragile, and it definitely won’t last forever if we don’t treasure it. Fear and hate are back, and it’s our duty to fight them with all our strength. And now, more than ever, the weapon of my choice is theatre.Words: Guillem CluaThe Swallow is playing at London’s Cervantes Theatre from 30 April until 26 May. For more information, click here. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Guy choked and forced to say sorry for being gay has message for his hatersThis film sums up the hidden meaning of Grindr messages everywhereGay men, stop hot-shaming me for going to the gymRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more