Submit a Press Release Por Araceli MaPosted Jul 9, 2012 Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Comments (1) General Convention, Rector Collierville, TN The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Resoluciones sobre Cuba reciben apoyo en la Convención General Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Tampa, FL The Ven. 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Juan A Quevedo-Bosch says: Curate Diocese of Nebraska TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS General Convention 2012 Rector Bath, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Job Listing Griselda Delgado, Obispa de Cuba, hablando en el evento “Nuestra Iglesia hoy en Haiti y Cuba.” Photo/Araceli Ma[Episcopal News Service – Indianápolis] ¿Cómo trabajas con una sociedad a la que no le han enseñado religión en los colegios, en que en las familias no ‘tienen’ que bautizar y en la que los niños en la escuela a veces les han dicho en forma despectiva ‘él es cristiano.’? Son las preguntas que la Obispa de Cuba: Griselda Delgado, se hacía mientras estudiaba en el Seminario Teológico de Cuba en la década de los ochenta.Cuba es un país singular por su realidad política, económica y social. También en Cuba hay una diócesis Episcopal extra-provincial establecida desde el siglo XIX llena de esperanza, acción y servicio. Cuenta con 44 congregaciones, 36 misiones, 21 sacerdotes y 4 sacerdotes mujeres, 6 seminaristas.La Obispa Griselda Delgado asiste a la 77ª Convención General en calidad de Obispa visitante. Este jueves habló ante el Comité de Asuntos Nacionales e Internacionales, quienes consideran dos resoluciones concernientes a Cuba. Una resolución propone que la Iglesia Episcopal apoye el fin del embargo a Cuba y otra que aboga por un trato humanitario a prisioneros cubanos. Ambas resoluciones fueron presentadas por la comisión Permanente de Asuntos Anglicanos y de Paz Internacional con Justicia.La obispa Griselda Delgado abogó por el fin del embargo aduciendo que afecta a la población mas pobre de cuba. ‘Nuestros niños no pueden acceder a medicinas contra el cáncer o nuestros hospitales a equipos médicos modernos. El embargo afecta también el acceso a internet el cual es muy escaso o nulo. Así mismo cuatro sacerdotes episcopales jubilados no pueden recibir su pensión como merecían y uno de ellos ya murió.’La primada de Cuba también habló en favor de una resolución pidiendo trato humanitario para los prisioneros cubanos y especialmente que se les permita las visitas de sus familiares, que en algunos casos no han visto desde hace 10 años. También mencionó el caso de Rene González-un agente cubano acusado de espionaje- quien goza de libertad condicional en Miami, pero a quien la justicia estadounidense no le permite regresar aun a Cuba. Se escucharon otras cinco opiniones a favor y solo una en contra de estas resoluciones. La Comisión decidió cerrar brevemente la sesión, rompiendo el protocolo, para saludar efusivamente a la Obispa Griselda.Este viernes la Obispa fue invitada a dar una conferencia en el evento ‘Nuestra iglesia hoy en Haití y Cuba’, organizada por la Oficina de Desarrollo de la Iglesia Episcopal, reunión que contó con la presencia de la Obispa Presidenta KatharineJefferts Schori y unos setenta invitados entre Obispos, sacerdotes y laicos, primero se vieron las fotos de las obras de reconstrucción en Haití y se escuchó al Obispo Sufragante Oge Beauvoir agradeciendo la labor de reconstrucción que la Iglesia Episcopal realiza en Haití.Luego la Obispa Griselda, dio su discurso en español (traducido simultáneamente al inglés) y fue acompañado de las fotos del trabajo de la Iglesia Episcopal en la Isla. Empezó con una reseña histórica y agradeció el apoyo recibido por la Iglesia Episcopal Nacional y a la diócesis de Canadá quienes hacen posible que la diócesis de Cuba mantenga su trabajo pastoral y social.Volviendo a la pregunta inicial ¿Como se trabaja en Cuba? Ella responde desde su experiencia en la Iglesia Episcopal que la gente encuentra una dimensión espiritual que balancea sus vidas y les da fortaleza. ‘La sociedad cubana no va los domingos a misa solo porque es una tradición familiar, ellos nos se bautizan porque ‘deben hacerlo’. Además agrega ‘Durante la década del 90 Cuba dejó de recibir ayuda de la Unión soviética y de los países del campo socialista, eso agregado el embargo de Estados Unidos, resultó en una grave crisis económica, en la que no había comida en la mesa de los cubanos, la Iglesia dio una respuesta local en dos dimensiones: dio desayuno a los pobres sí, pero además dio apoyo espiritual, porque muchas personas aprendieron que tener una conexión con un ser supremo les daba fortaleza para la vida diaria.’A la pregunta de ¿Cómo hizo crecer sus congregaciones? Ella responde: ‘No hay receta, solo persistencia y testimonio en tu vida diaria, la crisis del 90 sirvió para revitalizar todas las iglesias aumentaron los bautizos, confirmaciones y vocaciones. Yo creo que hemos tenido un crecimiento prudente pero sólido.’Acerca de las relaciones ecuménicas en Cuba, ella recuerda con alegría la década del 80 mientras estudiaba en el Seminario ecuménico entonces tenía amigos de diversas denominaciones. Luego las actividades ecuménicas fueron disminuyendo. Pero reconoce que El Consejo Ecuménico de las Iglesias en Cuba tiene un exitoso programa de capacitación en programas de desarrollo sostenible, porque tienen la visión de que los feligreses encuentren sus talentos y los pongan al servicio de los demás.Si pudiera resumir la visión de su diócesis en un lema ¿cuál seria? ‘Un pequeño grupo de personas en pequeños lugares haciendo pequeñas cosas pueden transformar la faz de la tierra.’ Sonríe y sale corriendo hacia la sesión de la Casa de los Obispos: la mujer de cultura Aymara, boliviana de nacimiento, con un corazón inmenso para los cubanos y primera Obispa mujer de Cuba.— Araceli Ma es integrante del equipo del Episcopal News Service en la Convención General. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis July 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm Gracias por la informacion, creo necesario hacer una correccion, Griselda es la Obispa Diocesana. Desde 1967 Cuba es extra-provincial y bajo el cuidado para cuestiones de Fe y Orden de un Consejo Metropolitano compuestos por los primados de la Iglesia Episcopal, la Indias Occientales y Canada que tradicionalmente ha sido el presidente. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Comments are closed. Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Music Morristown, NJ
French champions AS Monaco have moved level on points with league leaders and big spenders Paris Saint Germain (PSG) after they thrashed hosts Lille 4-0 to pile more misery on their manager Marcelo Bielsa ‘El Loco’.Colombian striker Radamel Falcao netted a brace to take his tally to 11 goals in 7 league games this season after Steven Jovetic, who scored his first goal for the team, and Rachid Ghezzal had given the Monaco a 2-0 lead.The win takes AS Monaco to 18 points and are now level on points with PSG with inferior goal difference while underfire Lille manager Marcelo Bielsa have it all to do with his side just above the relegation zone.In the other French Ligue 1 match played on Friday evening, OGC Nice battled back from 2-0 down to play out a 2-2 draw with lowly Angers at home. Former Liverpool and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli got one of the goals from the penalty spot.RelatedFrench Ligue Wrap: PSG Extend Lead With Troyes Win As Marseille Capitalise On Monaco, Lyon Slip Ups To Move Into SecondNovember 30, 2017In “Europe”Ligue 1 Review: Marseille And Monaco Share Spoils In Top 3 Fight As Lyon Suffer Shock Defeat At BordeauxJanuary 29, 2018In “Europe”Paying The Penalty! Lille Manager El Loco Suspended By ClubNovember 23, 2017In “Europe”
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Archbishop Thabo Makgoba at mass in St Mary’s Cathedral in Johannesburg, with Reverend Moreo on his right . (Image: Anglican Church)• Anglican Church of Southern Africa+27 11 375 [email protected] is an edited version of the editorial Archbishop Thabo Makgoba wrote for the Sunday Independent.The South African Council of Churches has just concluded a conference, the Church in Society raised issues of the role of the church in giving guidance on ethical and moral issues in society.It raised in me concerns about how often dilemmas of a moral nature pass by with the Church being silent about them. This week the country will be focusing on the high profile murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. Another moment to reflect on ourselves as a society.This trial has cast a global spotlight, not only on the Olympic and Paralympic star athlete, but also shines a light on South Africa’s constitution and its legal system. It will, hopefully, stimulate a conversation on our moral values as a nation with these two elements at the centre of this conversation.I am not pronouncing judgement, amid the noise of the trial let us not forget that a soul is lost and a family have lost a child in the prime of her life. We can’t in our pursuit of justice ignore their pain and the sorrow of a remembered moment when Reeva Steenkamp’s life was lost when fatally shot by Oscar Pistorius. My pierced heart of compassion goes out to all involved in this case and in particular to the Steenkamp family who lost their beautiful child.Returning , however to constitutional matters, and wearing my hat as a board member of the Open Society Foundation, our Constitution – as the highest law of the land – lays the foundation for an open society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights. Despite being one of the youngest nations in the global community of nations, our Constitution is hailed the world over for its progressive approach. We are a constitutional state and all laws made by Parliament must pass the test of constitutionality. Parliament has to ensure at all times that the laws it makes are in keeping with the letter and spirit of the Constitution.As we prepare to commemorate 20 years of democratic freedom, this high profile murder trial is a reminder that our strong and stable legal system is a fundamental building block of our constitutional democracy, as is the independence of our courts and our judiciary. Even as a cleric I am subject to and must respect these legal provisions whilst at the same time emphasising that the law must serve the people as its objective rather than being an end in itself.South Africa may be a young democracy, but we have made strides in building a substantial framework for a society anchored by democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights.Our Bill of Rights is a further cornerstone of our democracy that enshrines the rights that protect our freedoms. Some of the rights enshrined therein are the right to life, equality, human dignity, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of association, political rights and the right to peaceful assembly and demonstration. The Bill of Rights also makes it incumbent upon the state to respect, protect, promote and fulfil these rights.The Constitution also sets up several independent bodies to support and safeguard our rights as citizens and the Human Rights Commission, protects the human rights of every South African citizen, including the right to a fair trial, without fear, favour or prejudice.With all these institutions in South Africa that aim to create a lawful society, every South African citizen also has a role to play in respecting the constitutional state and its legal system.In the Oscar Pistorius trial, and in any other case of such a sensitive and highly emotive nature, the strength and integrity of the country’s legal system will ensure that no individual will escape the consequences of taking the law into their own hands without just cause. At the same time, our legal system ensures those who are the subject of such cases can be assured of fair trials without prejudice.There is a need for South Africans, and indeed the watching world, as the Oscar Pistorius trial starts to unfold, to exercise real compassion and magnanimity for everyone involved. There can be no winners in this legal process, no matter what the outcome, as morally and physically, the human damage has already been done. Compassion and magnanimity are human reactions when others are so obviously hurting and suffering but these point us to a future filled with hope in the midst of hopelessness. This is the real challenge of this particular trial, slowing the legal course of justice, having the courage to mourn, grieve and aspire for a safe and hope-filled country.As we commemorate the country’s two decades of democratic freedom and the legal system that underpins it, we should not be tempted to pass judgment ourselves in this trial. Instead let’s find within ourselves selfless, forgiving and compassionate acts towards all those involved. There is perhaps some truth to the “judge not, lest you be judged” principle. If there is one lesson we can learn from the past 20 years of freedom and democracy, it is to exercise greater understanding and compassion. As former President Nelson Mandela once said: “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronisingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.”Makgoba is Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016 Ohio Grape and Wine Conference will be held Feb. 15-16 in Dublin, Ohio, featuring a number of experts from around the country who will cover key topics for the industry – including fruit quality, winemaking and product branding practices, and spring frost protection.The conference is being jointly organized by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University, the Ohio Grape Industries Committee, and the Ohio Wine Producers Association.It will be held at the Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin. Full conference registration costs $225. There are additional options for partial registration. For complete registration information, visit go.osu.edu/BKps.“This year’s conference consists of both general and concurrent sessions covering a wide range of interesting topics for grape growers and winemakers,” said Imed Dami, associate professor in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and Ohio State University Extension viticulturist. Both the department and OSU Extension are part of the college.Conference highlights include four Monday general sessions:* James Osborne, enology Extension specialist at Oregon State University, will talk about fruit quality as it relates to processing considerations in the cellar. He will also provide an overview of Oregon’s grape and wine industry.* Bill Oliver, owner of Oliver Winery in Indiana, will focus on branding and the steps taken by his winery to achieve the success it enjoys today. Oliver will also provide an overview of wines, winemaking and vineyard practices at his winery.* Glenn McGourty, winegrowing and plant science advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, will present some of his research on chemical trials in grapes for spring frost protection.* John Tull, research vineyard manager at the University of Minnesota Horticultural Research Center, will talk about his experiences with cold-hardy varieties and their characteristics as alternative grapes for Ohio growers.“Many of our sessions will focus on disseminating important information regarding new or alternative varieties of interest for commercial grape and wine production,” Dami said. “This stems from the possibility of replanting due to the harsh winter conditions we have experienced over the past two years in Ohio.”Ohio State experts will also give presentations on a variety of topics, including vineyard disease and weed control, grape insect management, managing grapevines after winter damage, herbicide drift protection, winemaking regulatory updates, and yeast strain selection.The full schedule is available at go.osu.edu/BKps. For more information, contact Dami at [email protected] or 330-263-3882.
While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.AdChoices广告 OSU has a bye week which means we get to enjoy a weekend of stress-free college football. QB1 does too.“I’ll probably watch a few games,” Rudolph told the Oklahoman. “It’s always fun to kind of relive the high school days, kick your feet up and watch some ball.”Here’s this weekend’s schedule courtesy of Ryan Hartwig.Weekend Watch Guide: Week 7
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo: I do have white line feverby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Marcos Rojo says he enjoys the physical style of the Premier League.Rojo has become popular among supports for his robust style of defending.He told manutd.com: “That’s the way I play my football. That is me on the field. If you see me off the field, I’m the most laid back guy – laughing, joking all day and having fun but, as soon as I cross that white line and go on to the field, I don’t know what happens! “I’m a different person. Something happens inside me and I change. If the ball is there to be won, I go for it and give it everything I’ve got. Individual battles, individual duels, I am always up for them.”
Chelsea host Leicester City in their final match before Christmas on Saturday as they aim to further cement their place in the top four.Maurizio Sarri’s side were boosted by their qualification for the Carabao Cup semi-finals in midweek, with a late goal from Eden Hazard enough to see off Bournemouth in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.The Blues bounced back from the disappointment of an away loss to Wolves earlier this month by winning their last two league encounters against Manchester City and Brighton. 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? Leicester were knocked out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, however, after losing to Pep Guardiola’s Man City on penalties.The Foxes have failed to win any of their last three league matches and fell to a 1-0 defeat away at Crystal Palace last weekend, a result which saw them slip to 12th in the table.The last Premier League encounter between these two sides at Stamford Bridge ended in a 0-0 draw last January. Game Chelsea vs Leicester Date Saturday, December 22 Time 3:00pm GMT / 10:00am ET Stream (US) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) .New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be shown live as it will be played during the blackout period. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Chelsea players Goalkeepers Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Green Defenders Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Rudiger, Luiz, Cahill, Ampadu, Emerson Midfielders Fabregas, Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic Forwards Willian, Pedro, Hazard, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Morata Eden Hazard continues in a central striking role for Chelsea after picking up one goal and three assists in his last two appearances in that position.Centre-back Andreas Christensen was forced off with a hamstring injury against Bournemouth and Maurizio Sarri instead picks David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger at centre-back.Alvaro Morata has returned to training after recovering from a twisted knee, but he is not even on the bench.Possible Chelsea starting XI: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Pedro, Hazard, Willian. Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Giroud. Position Leicester players Goalkeepers Schmeichel, Ward, Jakupovic Defenders Simpson, Pereira, Morgan, Soyuncu, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Fuchs Midfielders Iborra, Silva, Mendy, Ndidi, Choudhury, Albrighton, Maddison, Diabate, Gray, Ghezzal Forwards Vardy, Okazaki, Ihenacho Jamie Vardy returns to the Leicester XI having been rested against Manchester City in midweek.There had been concerns over the fitness of Ben Chilwell and Wilfred Ndidi, who are both struggling with knee injuries and are likely to face late fitness tests, but both are deemed fit to start.Matty James and Daniel Amartey remain out.Possible Leicester starting XI: Schmeichel; Ricardo, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell; Choudhury, Mendy, Ndidi, Albrighton; Maddison; Vardy. Subs: Ward, Fuchs, Evans, Iborra, Gray, Okazaki, Iheanacho.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea’s odds of winning are priced at 1/3 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 9/2. A win for Leicester is priced at 10/1.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview A win for Chelsea here would see them leapfog Spurs into third place for at least a day, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side not playing until Sunday.It would also be a great boost for Sarri’s side to cement their spot in the top four for Christmas, with the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League set to intensify during the second half of the season.There are also signs that star man Hazard is approaching his best form again after various injury issues in recent weeks. When asked whether he felt playing the Belgian as a forward could be a long-term solution, Sarri said: “I don’t know. I was sure about City in that position we could do a good match. Against Brighton I started to see this situation in different matches.”Now I want to see it against a team very compact, in low density. We have to see.”Claude Puel will know that his side must pick up some positive results over the festive period to avoid speculation over his own future at the club.It’s been a difficult season for the Foxes on and off the pitch, but with just one win in their last eight matches, Leicester will know that points on the board are a must over the coming weeks. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Antoine Griezmann’s penalty was enough as Atletico Madrid moved up to second in LaLiga after claiming an unremarkable 1-0 win over Espanyol, as the Frenchman reached 200 career goals for club and country.Espanyol produced a fine performance given their wretched form, but Atletico just about managed to earn the victory which moves them back above Sevilla at least until Sunday thanks to Griezmann.The visitors looked considerably more threatening in the first half, with Jan Oblak having to be at his best to deny Borja Iglesias and one-time Atletico striker Leo Baptistao. 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? But Espanyol’s attacking threat fizzled out somewhat after the break and Atletico made the most of that, with Griezmann’s penalty proving decisive and inflicting a sixth successive league defeat on Espanyol, their worst run since 2003. 94′ | 1-0 | ¡FINAAAAL! ¡Cerramos el 2018 con tres puntos en el Wanda @Metropolitano!#AtletiEspanyol#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/vMfkhSoMDq— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) December 22, 2018Espanyol looked the more creative of the two sides early on and went close twice in the first 15 minutes, as Esteban Granero sent a chip just wide of the top-left corner, before Oblak had to be alert to tip a similar effort from Iglesias over.Oblak made another vital stop in the 28th minute when parrying Baptistao’s fierce 20-yard volley, though he had to rely on his left-hand post to stop the Brazilian’s follow-up effort.Atletico finally tested Diego Lopez just before the break – the former Real Madrid goalkeeper pushing a Griezmann volley wide.The hosts looked more solid defensively after the interval and then found themselves ahead in the 56th minute, as Griezmann emphatically slammed a penalty into the roof of the net as a consequence of Koke being felled by a wild Granero kick.Atletico should have rounded things off when Gelson Martins was tackled in the penalty area on the counter, though it had no impact on the score as the hosts held on at the other end.200 – @atletienglish’s Antoine Griezmann has scored his 200th goal in his professional career (club and country). Milestone. pic.twitter.com/2vi3bWhw6f— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 22, 2018 What does it mean? Atletico ride their luckAtletico were again guilty of producing an unimpressive performance, finding themselves under pressure a lot in the first half. Although they weathered the storm and came out unscathed, one has to assume their luck will run out eventually against better – more ruthless – opposition.Oblak proves his worth, againHaving an immense goalkeeper really does make a difference, as Oblak showed on Saturday. Not only did he produce some vital saves, he dealt particularly well when put under physical pressure at set-pieces, somehow managing to routinely clear his lines despite being surrounded.Kalinic kept quietCroatian striker Nikola Kalinic was hoping to score in a third successive LaLiga game, but he offered very little before the interval, with Naldo generally bossing him. He was then replaced by Vitolo, who injected more urgency into Atletico’s attack.Key Opta Facts- No side has kept more clean sheets than Atletico Madrid in the top five European leagues in 2018 (21, level with Juventus). – Griezmann has scored 40 goals in 2018 for club and country, more than in any other calendar year.- Atletico have picked up 50 points at Wanda Metropolitano in La Liga in 2018 (W15 D5 L1), more than any other side at home in the competition.- Antoine Griezmann has been involved in 11 goals in his last 10 games for Atletico de Madrid in all competitions (seven goals and four assists).- Espanyol have lost their last six LaLiga games, their worst run in the competition since October 2003 (also six).- Atletico faced more shots in the first half against Espanyol (10) than in any other first half of a league game at Wanda Metropolitano. What’s next?After the winter break, Atletico face a trip to fellow high-flyers Sevilla in what promises to be a feisty encounter at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, while Espanyol host Leganes. read more