Loading… Title contenders Borussia Moenchengladbach visit Schalke on Friday, as the Bundesliga resumes after the winter break, with Swiss striker Breel Embolo looking to fire Gladbach back to the top against his ex-club. Swiss forward Breel Embolo has rebooted his career at Moenchengladbach. The 22-year-old left Gelsenkirchen for Gladbach before the start of the season for a knock-down price of 10 million euros ($11m). Schalke had paid FC Basel 26.5 million in 2016 for the Cameroon-born forward. After an injury-hit spell with the Royal Blues, including a horrific ankle injury just after joining, Embolo has rebooted his career at Gladbach, helping them spend 10 weeks at the top of the Bundesliga before RB Leipzig finished 2019 in first spot. A win for Gladbach in Gelsenkirchen would put them back in first place at the start of the first weekend following the league’s four-week break. Embolo has scored six goals in 14 games in a potent attack alongside fleet-footed winger Patrick Herrmann and French strikers Alassane Plea and Marcus Thuram. The quartet have contributed 22 of Gladbach’s 33 goals. Gladbach sports director Max Eberl told German daily Bild that Embolo took a salary cut to join. “He was willing to give up money for us and has shown that he has got back into the rhythm,” Eberl said. Head coach Marco Rose describes Embolo as a “really good bloke. It’s great when this colossus smiles at you, he’s a team player, who has big goals”. Gladbach’s fans are dreaming of a first league title since 1977, but Rose insists on keeping expectations down. Read Also: Bayern will not bid for Sane this January- sporting director Schalke will be without goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel, who is serving a four-match suspension after being sent off for a karate-style kick in their 1-0 win over Frankfurt before Christmas. Nuebel has also been stripped of the Schalke captaincy after it was announced a fortnight ago that he will join Bayern Munich at the end of the season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Albino Animals Who Look Like GhostsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Celebrity Dads Who Have A Bad Relationship With Their Kids7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho Earns More Than Ronaldo? “We have achieved an outstanding position in the first half of the season, we want to build on that,” he said. Gladbach will be without injured defender Ramy Bensebaini, who scored both their goals in last month’s 2-1 home win over defending champions Bayern Munich. Schalke have strengthened their defence by signing France Under-20 talent Jean-Clair Todibo on loan from Barcelona for the rest of the season with a buy option of 25 million euros. Schalke head coach David Wagner called Todibo “one of the best young centre-backs in Europe at the moment”.
Sr. Adele Zahn, formerly Sr. Mary Karen Zahn, age 98 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the convent. Born May 12, 1919 in Dayton, Ohio, she is the daughter of Marie (Nee: Hoefler) and Edward Zahn. She was the second of three children.Her father was an aeronautical engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Base, while her mother was at home raising the family. She attended St. Anthony’s School in Dayton and would graduate from the Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg. The presence of the Franciscan Sisters throughout her schooling influenced her decision to enter the convent in 1937. A graduate of the Atheneum of Ohio Teachers College in Cincinnati, Sr. Adele pursued post graduate studies in French at Marian College in Indianapolis and French Literature at the University of Cincinnati. She would eventually earn her Master and Doctorate degrees in French from Fordham University in New York.After teaching at Our Lady of Angels High School in Cincinnati and Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg, she would go onto a 55 year career at Marian University in Indianapolis. She went from a Professor of Literature, French and Humanities, to Academic Dean, Dean of Students and Professor of Courses in the Honors Program. In 1991 Sr. Adele was made Professor Emeritus, serving part time before retiring in 2009. She dedicated her life to learning and educating. In later years, when asked how she came to recognize her call to religious life, she responded, “God works in His own good ways and times. He led the way and I was always ready to follow.” She leaves a legacy of having influenced thousands of students.She is survived by cousins. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister Virginia Zahn and brother Br. Edward Zahn SM. Visitation is Monday, January 29th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent. Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Bob Weakley O.F.M. officiating and with burial in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org). Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. read more
Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Arwind Santos and Alex Cabagnot are fourth and fifth, in that order, with a fourth stalwart, gunslinger Marcio Lassiter, running eighth as they underscore how effective this nucleus has been, which gave the league’s oldest franchise a record fourth straight Philippine Cup early this season.Chris Ross, San Miguel’s hard-nosed starting point guard, is in 20th spot. No team put more players in the Top 20 than the Beermen, with sister team Barangay Ginebra coming in second with three and rival conglomerate TNT KaTropa having just two.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“They are making the most out of the minutes that they are getting,” coach Leo Austria said of his starting lineup, an all-star team to say the least, which plays hard on both ends every game.Fajardo has an average statistical points output of 38.77, more than a point ahead of Alaska’s Vic Manuel and more than two SPs better than GlobalPort guard Stanley Pringle. Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding But the Beermen have a hefty 2-0 lead over the Aces, with San Miguel to gun for the clincher on Friday at Ynares Center in Antipolo after the league called off Game 3 on Wednesday night because of continuous rains and floods brought about by Typhoon “Henry.”A conquest by the Beermen in their series would effectively oust Manuel, who has turned in a sterling effort in the absence of the suspended Calvin Abueva.Aguilar, who is running third in the MVP race, and Barangay Ginebra shoot for a similar 2-0 lead against Rain or Shine on Thursday at 7 p.m. in Smart Araneta Coliseum.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins A fight made for TV Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man PLAY LIST 01:28‘The Two Popes’ movie explores depth of faith, frailties of man03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESIf people are still wondering why San Miguel Beer has had so much success in the PBA of late, the numbers released by the league on Wednesday tell the whole story.Three starters of the rock-solid Beermen are running in the top five of the statistical points standings of the season MVP awards, with San Miguel cornerstone June Mar Fajardo having a hefty lead in his bid for a record fifth straight trophy.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West That’s for the Commissioner’s Cup’s Best Player of the Conference award, which, if Fajardo wins, would give the 6-foot-10 Cebuano a record seventh BPC that would spice up his drive for No. 5 in the MVP derby.Fajardo enjoys a 29.6-25.3 edge over Pringle in the MVP race, the bulk of his lead coming from his PH Cup performance where he normed 44.81 SPs per game compared to Pringle’s 36.08.“June Mar is the prime example of what I am saying. He averages, I think, around 38 minutes and he plays his heart out each game,” Austria explained. “It’s a testament to how he takes care of his body because he can give you 100% each night.”Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar is third in the MVP race with an average of 23.6 SPs, with Santos just a shade behind at 23.4 and Cabagnot having a 22.0 average.Manuel’s chances of earning his first BPC and ousting Fajardo from the race is for Alaska to eliminate San Miguel in the Final Four of the on-going import-spice conference.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments read more