Diego Carlos, longing for Cholo

first_imgHence, the Argentine coach has set his eyes on the Sevilla footballer who, with a contract until 2024, also yearns for other great teams. It is the case of Real Madrid that sees him as a possible substitute for Ramos. This is the case of Liverpool, as a replacement for Lovren. They both already know their price. Its clause, 75 million. From the hierarchy they already demonstrate, they almost seem few. Sevilla has a very Cholo footballer who, obviously, according to Transfer.net, Simeone has taken his eye. It is Diego Carlos, central, 27 years old, a wall, one of the most outstanding defenders of this season. Monchi’s transfer, he came from Nantes to shore up the defense of a Lopetegui he already knew from Porto, with a prodigious physique1.84 meters, 79 kilos of pure muscle. Cholista poetry, which always raises its teams from the defense. A defense in which the signing of Felipe has been fundamental: powerful in the air game, with a jump cultivated in his basketball years, has revealed himself as a worthy successor to Godín, who last summer went to Inter after nine seasons at Atlético. But that does not prevent the rojiblanco club from showing shortcomings where it never did, its solid defense. It trembles in each lateral ball that flies over the area of ​​an Oblak that has fitted at this point in the season 30 points, more than ever. A defender, a means, a strikerA few days ago, Andrea Berta, rojiblanco sports director, argued that, if it were up to him, “this summer there would be no transfer market.” For the coronavirus, the confinements, all the shadows that they produce in the continuity of thingss. On his agenda, however, three priorities. One up (a striker), another in the middle (a midfielder) and a third behind (defense). Atlético are looking for a replacement for Lodi, position without doubling in Cholo’s squad, and looking for a team for Lemar, the second most expensive signing in the history of the club that has been a failure. His departure would free up the tight red and white economy and make the signings possible. Behind, Savic can come out, who ends his contract in two years. Whatever it is, Simeone already guesses that name. Diego Carlos, Diego Carlos, Diego Carlos …last_img read more

Indian businessman says he bought Barbados Tridents for $100

first_imgNEW DELHI, India (CMC): Indian businessman Vijay Mallya says he has paid only $100 for the Barbados Tridents, a franchise in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 tournament. Mallya’s revelation comes roughly two months after he made the purchase, ending weeks of speculation about the sale. Tridents is one of six franchises participation in the CPL, which is set to bowl off from June 29 and run until August 7. “Everyone made a big drama about me acquiring the CPL team Barbados Tridents,” said Mallya. “It was an acquisition that was not made for any cash. The acquisition was made for just $100.” Mallya has been described as a troubled businessman who left India last month amid attempts by creditors to recover US$ 1.5 billion owed by the long-grounded Kingfisher Airlines. He bought the CPL team in February just before stepping down as chairman of United Spirits and subsequently also lost control over IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore. “By buying the team, me and the other shareholders assumed the obligation to participate in the tournament,” said Mallya. “Now, participation in CPL cost money. So I went to the Barbados government saying ‘I need your support’. I met the prime minister and the government agreed to support, but I paid $100 only to buy the team.” Mallya says the cost of running the franchise is estimated to be around $2 million. “The Barbados government is granting subsidies to the franchise. People don’t get it, and jump to conclusions without knowing the facts,” said Mallya, who is reportedly living in the United Kingdom. “There is a cost of participation, such as players’ salaries and franchise fee. So I worked out all the numbers, studied the model and went to the government asking for help. They were keen to help me.”last_img read more

Grey steps up anew with career-high for GlobalPort

first_imgPBA IMAGESNo Terrence Romeo, no problem for GlobalPort.With the super scorer still injure, the Batang Pier found an able replacement in Jonathan Grey as the sophomore has been having a tear so far in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I’m just thankful to the coaches and the management for the confidence they’re giving me. I struggled in the beginning, but their trust never waned,” Grey said.Grey continued to repay that faith on Sunday as he fired a career-high 24 points, on top of five rebounds and two assists in the team’s 107-88 decimation of the Bolts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith his good games coming at the expense of Meralco, the team that drafted him seventh in the 2016 PBA Rookie Draft, a few couldn’t help but wonder if the former St. Benilde standout is spurred by revenge against his old crew.Grey, however, said that it’s not the case, noting his stellar showing versus the Bolts is just pure coincidence. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Nothing personal. It just so happens that when we face them, I have a good game,” he said.With Romeo yet to suit up for GlobalPort in the foreseeable future due to his knee contusion injury, Grey said that he’s just willing to stay the course and give it his all whenever his number gets called.“Every time I play, I always give my 100-percent to win for the team. That’s all. Sometimes you’re lucky, sometimes you’re not. But I always try to give everything for the team,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Federer wins Australian Open for 20th Grand Slam titlelast_img read more

West Watooka farmers affected by ‘dry spell’

first_imgFarmers of West Watooka, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are presently suffering from an acute shortage of water as the dry season continues.Designated Regional Councillor to the farming community, Owen De Souza, in making representation on behalf of the community’s farmers at a regional statutory meeting on Thursday, pointed to the plight of farmers as he shared a few recommendations.De Souza noted that he has had two recent meetings with the farmers, and has compiled recommendations for the Agriculture Minister relative to the pros and cons of the issue.Designated Regional Councillor to the farming community, Owen De Souza“Present now is the dry weather, and the farmers are facing the dry season because there’s insufficient water in the canal or drains…and farmers suffering a lot”, he told members of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).“I did recommend for the farmers there to have a sluice, where in the dry weather they can take in the water, and in the wet weather they can take out the water if it’s too much on the land,” the Councillor explained.De Souza further stressed that he would like to follow up this matter with the RDC’s Agriculture Committee, as he noted that this is a “burning issue”.“Basically, the drains need to dig more deep…and have that sluice. It’s something really fundamental for farmers now and in the future”, he continued.In response, Regional Chairman Renis Morian noted that on Monday there was an impromptu National Drainage and Irrigation (NDIA) meeting, wherein there was a look at the issue of the ‘dry weather’ on a national scale.“What we’re facing is not just (in) Upper Demerara-Berbice, it’s national. I know for sure National Drainage and Irrigation trying to deal with all of these matters, this is (as it relates to) the entire country. The predictions are that rain might come May- June. If it don’t come May-June, well then (we are in) real-real trouble. But I’m aware that the engineers are here looking at local situations… Nationally, we have serious situations”, he said.Morian also pointed to one of the effects of the ‘dry weather’ spell, noting that a section of a tube pipe which takes water to the Wakanabu Creek in Linden was burnt due to naturally occurring fire. He noted, however, that a replacement tube is expected.“We did recommend, though, that the technical people make this a study, because every year we get this drought. So the technical people should make this a study, so they could come up with recommendations”, the Regional Chairman added.He noted, too, that farmers of the Block 22 Medina Strait Farming Cooperative were advised to set aside space for the development of a reservoir which would assist in such times.“So, for each area, you have to look at different solutions…we’re very much challenged right now,” Morian said.Just last month, during a visit to the community by Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes, residents and farmers of West Watooka voiced a number of concerns, including inaccessibility to water. Chairman of the community’s Farmers Development Council, Arthur Johnson, has also pointed to some major concerns. Presently, farmers are forced to fetch water from the West Watooka residential area.The area’s farming community has approximately 103 live-in farmers, and approximately 50 per cent of these have families. The farmers’ section of the community consists of approximately 700 metres of land.Farmers indicated that though water is obtained from a canal, it is located too far away, and one of the farmers had told this publication that the water lines are cut off at the residential area. Johnson had indicated that farmers were willing to do self-help, if given pipelines.Managing Director of the Guyana Water Inc, Dr Van West-Charles, has recently assured residents of the farming community that they are soon to receive assistance.last_img read more

Foreign football club to play first Iraq tie since ban lifted

first_img0Shares0000Iraq fans cheer on their team during the international friendly football match between Iraq and Qatar at the Basra Sports City Stadium in Basra on March 21, 2018 © AFP / KARIM JAAFARBAGHDAD, Iraq, Apr 9 – Iraq on Tuesday will host a foreign football club for a competitive match for the first time in decades, after FIFA gave the go-ahead for games to resume.The feted Al-Zawraa club will face off against Lebanon’s Al-Ahed in an Asian Football Confederation match in the holy Shiite city of Karbala, 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of Baghdad. No matter the final score, the scheduled showdown is already being hailed as a win for war-torn Iraq, which just months ago declared victory over the Islamic State group.The country was prohibited from hosting international games since the early 1990s until FIFA ruled in March to bring it back into the full international fold.“Up until now we have been deprived the chance of seeing our team’s international exploits,” said Majid, a supporter of Al-Zawraa approaching his fifties.“Now we’ll get to relive the atmosphere of the big matches.”After first allowing the return of friendly games last year, global footballing authorities finally agreed to let foreign teams come for competitive games after agreeing security conditions were fine.The return of international competitions has been seen as major progress by Iraqis and their government, as the country looks to attract investment and change its image after years of violence.But still only three stadiums in Iraq have been given the greenlight to host the ties.They are the 30,000-seater in Karbala, the country’s most modern arena in the southern city of Basra and the main stadium in Arbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.For Baghdad team Al-Zawraa that means the game will still not exactly be a home match — as their regular stadium in the capital is not on the list.– ‘It’s an honour’ –That has not dampened the spirits of the team or its supporters — who feel they will be representing the whole of Iraq.“We have been waiting for this kind of match for a long time,” Abdel Rahman Rashid, manager of Al-Zawraa, told AFP.“It’s an honour,” he said.For the players the trip to the game on Tuesday will be far less arduous than the ones they got used to as they previously had to play their competitive international fixtures in neutral countries.All that travelling “costs clubs a lot and had a negative impact on players”, coach Rashid said.Two men walk inside the Karbala Olympic Stadium in Karbala on April 4, 2018 ahead of the tie between Baghdad’s Al-Zawraa and Lebanese team Al-Ahed © AFP / Mohammed SAWAFFor the first time on Tuesday his squad will “have the advantage of being at home, in front of its audience, and that will inflate player morale”.For the club’s diehard fans the two-hour journey from the capital Baghdad to watch the match seems like nothing.Veteran supporter Aqil al-Mendalaoui has already bought a ticket.For him, going to the game is a “national service” that goes beyond just cheering on his beloved team.“Tuesday’s match does not only belong to Al-Zawraa, it is for all the clubs in Iraq,” he told AFP.“We, Al-Zawraa fans, are known for following our team wherever it plays, so of course we’ll be there for the first game after the lifting of the FIFA ban.”Iraqi fans look set to get the opportunity to see more games soon.After taking on Lebanese outfit Al-Ahed, Al-Zawraa will host Bahrain’s Manama club on April 16.Next up after that another Iraqi club Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya will take on Bahrain’s Malkiya club in Karbala before hosting Oman’s Al-Suwaiq.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgThe next meeting of the Manchester City (Donegal) Supporters Club will be held in Bonners Bar, Ballybofey on Tuesday 22nd November at 7.15pm. City are in action in the Champions League on the same night against Napoli, and the game will be shown live on TV in Bonners immediately after the meeting. Those members who ordered tickets for the Bayern Munich game on 7th December can collect their tickets at this meeting.MANCHESTER UNITED (DONEGAL) SUPPORTERS CLUB was last modified: November 16th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

Maurizio Sarri gives Chelsea assistant shot at redemption

first_img MONEY “For the FA I don’t know, I haven’t experienced that here.“I don’t know the consequences, but we were wrong so we have to accept the consequences.”Asked what punishment Chelsea would impose internally, Sarri replied: “I don’t know. If I want to give him another opportunity, the opportunity will be a full opportunity.“But I don’t know. I want to respect the decision of the FA and then we will decide. BEST OF “I think everybody has to learn from their mistakes.“I think that now like a man I am better than when I was 35.“Otherwise I am a stupid man, if I am not able to learn from my mistakes I think that I am stupid.” 3 Maurizio Sarri insists Chelsea assistant Marco Ianni deserves a second chance and promised he will accept whatever punishment comes his way.The Blues backroom staff member sparked chaos on the touchline after goading Jose Mourinho during the dramatic 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. “He said sorry immediately and it was really very important I think that he realised he was wrong.“And so I think that I want to give him another opportunity. Because I know very well the man, I know very well that he was really sorry.“And he realised the mistake, everybody I think can make a mistake.“But you need to learn from the mistake. And so I think he will be able to do this. I know very well the man, so I am sure. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ianni celebrated in front of Mourinho Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Chelsea manager Sarri admitted he does not know what punishment Ianni could face, but promised the club would accept any sanction.Sarri pledged to hand coach Ianni a shot at redemption, while also reiterating his apology to Manchester United and Mourinho.“First of all as I said after the match, we were wrong,” said Sarri. “I was there when Marco spoke to Mr Mourinho. Sarri says Ianni will learn from his mistake Sarri apologised to Mourinho immediately after the game ADVICE 3 3 REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more

Dixon Okello handed AFCON U20 security role

first_imgOkello has in the recent past been deployed at several high profile games (file photo)FIFA trained security personnel, Dixon Okello has been appointed to work at the 2019 AFCON U20 finals in Niger.Okello has been appointed among the two security personnel for the tournament and will be in charge of group A that consists of hosts Niger, Nigeria, South Africa and Burundi.Algerian Rachid Medjiba is the other, and will handle group B which has Ghana, Senegal, Mali and Bukina Faso.Okello will oversee the security affairs for the opening match when Niger takes on South Africa opening match on 2ndFebruary 2019.Okello’s experience in handling high profile CAF engagements has seen him move up the ranks and it comes as no surprise that he will feature at such an important tournament.He was the head of security for the CAF Champions League game between Al Ahly against Horoya Guinea in Cairo and once again on duty for the Al Ahly – Seithief semifinal duel.Lately, he was in Dar es Salaam for Tanzania’s Simba Sports Club at home against Algerian side Jeunesse Sportive De la Saoura in a CAF Champions League group D duel on 12th January 2019 at the national stadium.The U-20 tournament will kick off on 2nd February and wind up two weeks later in Niger.CAF’s Full Delegation to Niger:Ahmad Ahmad (CAF President)Organization Committee:Almamy Kabele Camara (1st Vice President)Members: Issaka Adamou (Niger), Bakary Adamou (Niger), Bakary K. Jammeh (Gambia), Abiodun Oluseyi Akinwunmi (Nigeria), Bruno Arthur Didavi (Benin), Frederick Eric Crentsil (Ghana), Kossi Gbenyo Lamadokou (Togo), Malik Toe (Cote d’ Ivoire), Mohamed Salem El Kory (Mauritania), Ouredraogo Wend Pouyre Frederic (Burkina Faso)President’s Office: Loic GerandDisciplinary Jury:Issa Sama (Burkina Faso), Emmanuel Kande Kalombo (DRC), Bernard Chidziva (Zimbabwe)Appeals Commission:Thaddeus Sory (Ghana)Referees’ Commission:Onias Felix Tangawarima (Zimbabwe)Medical Commission:Group A: Dr. Cyrille Mouyopa (Ghana)Group B: Dr. Cyrille Serges Dah (Cote D’Ivory)Technical Study Group:Group A: Korichi Taoufik (AlgeriaGroup B: Ahmed Yusuf (Nigeria)General Coordinators:Group A: Kabelo Bosilong (South Africa)Group B: Ibrahim Tiemogo (Niger)Assistant General Coordinators:Group A: Imade El Fahouss (Morocco)Group B: Nasiru Jibril (Nigeria)Security Officials:Group A: Dixon Okello (Uganda)Group B: Rachid Medjiba (Algeria)Media Officers:Group A: Sarr Farid (Burkina Faso)Group B: Yves Leopold Kom (Cameroon)Media Editors:French Editor: Antoine Battiomo (Burkina Faso)English Editor: Momodu Bah (Gambia)Event Planning & Protocol:Nathalie Leon Basque (Cote D’Ivoire)Comments Tags: AFCON U20Dixon Okellotoplast_img read more

Inauguration media guidelines

first_imgThe Union Buildings, Pretoria.Following the African National Congress’s win in South Africa’s general elections of 22 April, Jacob Zuma is to be sworn in as the country’s fourth president of the post-apartheid era. The inauguration ceremony will take place on the 9 May 2009 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.Media arrangements have been made to allow media to effectively cover the event within the space constraints. The following media advisory has been issued by the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).AccreditationOnly accredited media representatives will be able to cover the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. Accreditation demand is high and all media organisations are therefore requested to submit their accreditation details based on requirements released by GCIS. See the following websites:South African Government InformationGovernment Communication and Information SystemThe Accreditation Centre will be situated at the Pretoria Art Gallery on Schoeman Street, Pretoria. Media accreditation will permit access to cover the event and the Media Centre located at the Southern Lawns of the Union Buildings, Pretoria. Media representatives will not be permitted to access any media facilities or access to the event without accreditation.The Accreditation Centre will be open for media accreditation from Tuesday, 5 May 2009 at 13h00 until Thursday, 7 May 2009 at 18h00.All members of the media who have submitted their details for accreditation should bring their press card, identity document or passport to be accredited.Media facilitiesThe media facilities and services for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration are designed to provide the best possible working conditions for accredited media representatives covering the event.Media pool Broadcast – The Amphitheatre of the Union Buildings is the main venue for the event. The host broadcaster has been granted exclusive access to the event and will provide both clean sound and video feeds for all broadcasters covering the event. The feeds will be available at the media centre and at the live stand up positions located at the Southern Lawns. All broadcasters except for the host broadcaster will be based at the Southern Lawns. The host broadcaster will also cover the airport arrivals.Photography – A photography pool has been arranged comprising of media agencies and media groups. The pool pictures will be available to all photographers via email and in the Media Centre at the Southern Lawns.The pools have been arranged as follows:Union Buildings Amphitheatre Pool Area: Balcony X 4Media group/agency:AvusaIndependent NewspapersAFPReutersPool Area: Dome X 6Media group/agency:APEPAMedia 24SapaAvusaGalloPool Area: Arrivals in the Amphitheatre X 2Media group/agency:EPAAPPavement and Southern Lawn Route Pool Area: Arrivals from the pavement opposite the Amphitheatre X 8Media group/agency:AFPAvusaMedia 24APReutersCaxtonSapaIndependent NewspapersPool Area: Stage Pit (Southern Lawns) X 9Media group/agency:AFPAvusaMedia 24APReutersIndependent NewspapersCaxtonSapaMail and GuardianAirport arrivals Pool Area: OR Tambo International AirportMedia group/agency:APReutersScribesThe scribes/journalists will be accommodated on the balcony of the Amphitheatre without their cameras. This includes radio stations broadcasting the event live.Media centreThe Media Centre will have all the core facilities needed for media reporting on the inauguration. The centre will be at the Southern lawns of the Union Buildings, Pretoria.The Media Centre will be run by the South African Government Media Team, staffed with specialist media practitioners including media and event professionals.The media workspaces will have the following:Internet enabled desktop PCsDesks and tables including powerA reception and enquiries deskTechnology support staffVideo and sound feedsPhotographic pool picturesScreen to monitor the poolsMembers of the media are advised to bring their laptops and internet connections as the connections are limited. The Media Centre will operate on Saturday, 9 May 2009, at 05h00 until the close of proceedings at 17h00.Media statements and speeches delivered will be distributed at the Media Centre by the South African Government Media Team.AccommodationMedia representatives are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Media can make arrangements at hotels around Pretoria and Johannesburg.Arrival and transportationOR Tambo International Airport is considered the port of entry for all international arrivals.Members of the media are advised to arrange their own transport for the inauguration. Car rentals are available at the airport.ParkingMedia is advised to park at Ritondale Sports Field on Saturday, 9 May 2009, where they will be shuttled to the Union Buildings and later taken back to their cars. The shuttle service will be available when proceedings end. All media are requested to arrive at 05h00 on Saturday morning.GCIS media contactsThemba Maseko (spokesperson): 083 645 0810Harold Maloka: 082 847 9799Thabo Masebe: 082 410 8087last_img read more

Muck Crops Field Day

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will offer a July 28 field day focusing on the needs of fresh-market vegetable producers that will offer farmers the latest information on diseases facing muck crops.The Muck Crops Field Day is from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Muck Crops Agricultural Research Station, 4875 state Route 103 S in Willard.The station covers 15-plus acres of high-organic-matter muck soil in Huron County’s productive “salad bowl” region, said Bob Filbrun, the station’s manager.The workshop will also offer growers information on several research trials being conducted at the station, including a look at herbicides used on nurse crops such as barley and oats, Filbrun said.“The field day will include a session that focuses on what issues local muck crop growers are facing this year on their farms and how things are going for them in production so far this season,” he said. “The second half of the morning will focus on plant pathology, including club rot issues in greens as well as a look at the use of a new fungicide, Orondis, which is used for control of root rot in cucurbit crops.“We will also look at the latest research on carrot weevil control.”The event will also offer updates on the station’s latest research findings on managing weeds, insects and diseases in muck-soil vegetable crops, Filbrun said.The event is being held in collaboration with the Huron County office of Ohio State University Extension. OARDC and OSU Extension are the research and outreach arms, respectively, of the college. The program is free and open to the public and will include a catered brunch.For more information or to RSVP for the program, visit the station’s website at go.osu.edu/MuckCropsStation or contact Filbrun at 419-935-1201 or filbrun.12@osu.edu.last_img read more