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Villarreal rejected € 35M from Liverpool for Chukwueze

first_imgAs AS advanced last October, Villarreal considers Chukwueze a diamond in the rough and he hopes to get a significant amount for him in case his performance takes him to a large European. Therefore, he agreed with him an extension of his contract, which included a increase of its termination clause to one hundred million euros. First it rose to 65, but the entity considered it insufficient given its talent. The agreement also includes the possibility of leaving for 80 from the third year of your bond. At 20, Samu Chukwueze It has an important international cartel, which has led several major of the continent to be interested in their services. As reported France Football, Liverpool launched for him in the winter market to give respite to Roberto Firmino, Mané and Salah and made a succulent offer to Villarreal. The ‘reds’ They put 35 million euros on the table, a figure that was rejected in Castellón although it had been one of the worst sales in the history of the club. Back to the information of France Football, Liverpool have been following the extreme even before it was ninth in the classification of the Kopa Trophy. Even when he shone at the U-17 World Cup in 2015. Five years later, he is dedicated as an important footballer for Calleja, either as a starter or starting from the bench. Villarreal assumes that his performance will go to more, but he wants to enjoy his football for more seasons and has no intention of selling him unless you pay the payment of your clause. In addition, after losing Ekambi, it would have been too much loss in a team with European aspirations.center_img Electric and voraciousSamu Chukwueze is a very valuable wild card for Javi Calleja. As a starter, he is a soccer player with a spark, which greatly hinders the work of the opposing sides. However, the coach does not always bet on him in the starting eleven. It’s more, in the last two games he has come out as revulsive, to take advantage of the wear of the opponent with runs on the side. Although it has yet to evolve on the scorer plane, its prominence in the game admits no doubt. For the moment, sign four goals and four assists in the 1,542 minutes played. Already with Alcacer As a reference ram to take advantage of your shipments, the Ceramics Stadium is expected to have a connection between them.last_img read more

Agakhan a firm banker

first_imgWith 12 races slated for tomorrow at Caymanas Park, much attention will be focused on the late Super-6, which offers a $3.8 million carryover from Wednesday.This, the twilight six as it is otherwise called, will be conducted from Race Seven to 12, while the first Super-6 will embrace the first six races on the card.We look at the late Super-6 commencing in Race Seven over 1100 metres for high claimers, the field including the recent winners RIO COBRE; UNBREAKABLE, who bids for his fourth consecutive win; and FORCE DE JOUR, who, despite his disappointing run behind ACTION MAN as the favourite over 1400 metres on February 27, can definitely rebound now dropped in class with only 52.0kg.However, with RIO COBRE having resumed winning ways over the straight in overnight company on February 24, the American-bred eight-year-old gelding from the stables of champion trainer Wayne DaCosta is tipped to repeat with four-time champion Omar Walker again in the saddle. RIO COBRE beat EDISON over the straight recently, and with the runner-up having paid tribute to the form by winning in overnight company last Saturday, speaks volumes for his chances.HELLO LADY, with champion jockey Shane Ellis riding for in-form trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, showed promise when finishing second to NOLAN HILL in a fast-run straight five race (57.2) on February 20, and now better for the experience, the Fearless Vision offspring should lead home GOLDEN GLORY and LIKE A LADY in a field of 11 maiden three-year-olds.NINTHRACEThe ninth race, confined to $180,000 claimers for the Roderick ‘Pilot’ Francis Memorial Trophy, looks tailored for down-in-class EL CLIENTE, a January 30 course winner at this level. The six-year-old gelding from the stables of Anthony Smith wasn’t disgraced when finishing five lengths seventh to REGGAE GOLD over the distance on February 27 on a $250,000 tag, and now back to $180,000 claiming, should lead home another recent winner, SPORTING CLAY, with Dane Nelson aboard. Top apprentice Linton Steadman has the ride in a 10-horse field.The 10th race over the straight for maiden three-year-olds has attracted five first-time runners in a field of 16, including the Bridled Quest filly DANCEHALL SWEET (working well), with Nelson riding for trainer Gary Subratie. Having looked advanced in her preparation, DANCEHALL SWEET gets the nod over ZANDRINA and BIG MISTAKE from the DaCosta stables.Horse of the Year SEEKING MY DREAM, to be ridden by Omar Walker for DaCosta and Member of Parliament Derrick Smith, beat the best horses in the country in last December’s $6.5 million Diamond Mile, and having followed up over 1500 metres recently, should lead home the 2015 Superstakes winner FRANFIELD (Nelson up) in the Chairman’s Trophy grade one feature over 1500 metres to be contested by six starters.Then, take the course specialist AGAKHAN, with Robert Halledeen up, to win the closing race over the straight (claiming $350,000 – $300,000) at the expense of FRANKENSTORM.SECOND SUPER-6 FANCIES(7) RIO COBRE/FORCE DE JOUR(8) HELLO LADY/GOLDEN GLORY(9) EL CLIENTE/SPORTING CLAY(10) DANCEHALL SWEET/ ZANDRINA(11) SEEKING MY DREAM/ FRANFIELD(12) AGAKHANlast_img read more

Stadium Upgrade Not Yet Approved – Grange

first_imgSports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has said that the process of approving the renovation of the National Stadium in Kingston is not as simple as many would believe. Independence Park Limited (IPL) General Manager Major Desmon Brown had previously told The Gleaner that phased renovation of the venue would start this year, as soon as IPL receives the $5 billion it needs from the Ministry of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport. However, Minister Grange has responded to this, saying that there are many steps that must be taken before the funds can be given to IPL. “There’s a process that you have to go through in order to secure funding for major projects,” Grange said. “There’s the design, the development plan, there’s a costing, and so on, but we have to get signed off and approval from certain entities within Government that you have to make the presentation to. The projects for both the Trelawny Stadium and the National Stadium have not been taken to that secretariat and presented to them as yet.” The projects for the National Stadium that Grange mentions would include providing separate access for athletes and officials, replacing the benches in the bleachers section with individual seating, improved medical facilities, improved drug testing facilities, improved media facilities, and adding private boxes to provide premium accommodation for spectators who can afford it. Grange said that once these projects have been approved, the next step is for the Planning Institute of Jamaica to go and seek the necessary funding. She also dismissed public opinion that there is money readily available to the Government to undertake large-scale projects such as this, but it is unwilling to use it. “I don’t think it’s a matter of Government having the money,” she said. “I think it’s a matter that when we have these major projects to do, it can be a combination of borrowed money, grant funding, and funds from Central Government, from the Budget. These major projects are going to cost a lot of money. Once we get signed off on the feasibility of the project, then we go into discussions and we can look bilateral funding. There are many sources out there that we can get funding from, but first, we have to get signed off on the project.” Grange said that the Ministry is hoping to get the approval quickly, as it is considered an important investment, but added that she knows that both the approval and funding will materialise in due time. IMPROVED FACILITIESlast_img read more

Saudi Arabia hosts world chess games, testing reform limits

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The mufti’s comments at the time led to an outcry on social media by young Saudis who defended the game as intellectually stimulating. Muslims, who introduced chess to Europe, have been playing the game since the 7th century in Persia.Despite the mufti’s past criticism, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pushed for greater social openings, including lifting a ban on women driving that goes into effect next year, allowing concerts and movies, and easing rules on gender segregation.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 folkThe chess tournament, however, has also been hit by regional politics. Israelis say Saudi Arabia ignored requests by Israeli players to obtain visas to participate in the tournament. Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have diplomatic relations.Meanwhile, players from Qatar and Iran, which have strained ties with Saudi Arabia, have been granted visas to participate in the tournament. However, Qatari players will not compete in the championship because Qatar’s chess federation said organizers demanded that the players not display the Qatari flag during the competition. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone In this Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 photo released by Saudi Press Agency, two Saudi officials play chess during the opening the first ever chess tournament in Riyadh. Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country’s top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game. (Saudi Press Agency via AP)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia is hosting a world chess tournament for the first time on Tuesday nearly two years after the country’s top cleric issued a religious edict against playing the board game. Politics have also interfered, with players from Israel and Qatar missing the tournament due to regional tensions.Saudi Arabia’s top cleric, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, said in early 2016 that chess is “forbidden” in Islam because it wastes time and can lead to rivalry among players. Similarly, top Iranian clerics have also decried the game, saying it can lead to gambling, which is not permissible in Islam.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UN official: Justice not done for Khashoggi PLAY LIST 01:38UN official: Justice not done for Khashoggi01:29Saudis cut loose at rave-like event00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Suns’ Booker returns vs Grizzlies A statement issued by the World Chess Federation said that visas for players from Iran and Qatar were secured. It made no mention of Israeli players.“The fact that players from Iran and Qatar may decide not to participate, after consulting their own authorities, is clearly their own individual decision,” the statement said.The statement added that Saudi authorities had proposed that for security reasons the Qatari players should play under the organization’s flag, but that the issue was resolved and the Qatar Chess Association was informed that their players would play under their own flag.The tournament, called the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, runs until Saturday. It includes around 240 players — both men and women — from 70 countries. There are 16 players from Saudi Arabia. The world’s top three chess players from Norway, Armenia and Azerbaijan are participating in the tournament. There is also a women’s chess tournament taking place alongside the open championship.ADVERTISEMENT Women are reportedly being allowed to wear dark blue or black formal trousers and high-necked blouses, avoiding Saudi rules of dress that require female residents and most visitors to wear loose-fitting, long robes known as “abayas.” Most Saudi women also cover their hair and face with veils.James Dorsey, a Mideast scholar and senior fellow at the University of Singapore, said the kingdom was granted hosting rights by the World Chess Federation with a $1.5 million check that amounts to four times the federation’s standard annual fee.“Literally everything involving Saudi Arabia’s hosting of a chess tournament is political,” he wrote in an analysis of the tournament. “Saudi Arabia’s visa policy is political as is the kingdom’s willingness to concede on women’s dress.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Rodney a fighter for unity, justice and dignity (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,Once more we are seeing racism being used as a policy of the State under this A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) regime. Discrimination is a tool of promoting and keeping people divided. Immediately on taking power hundreds of Indian Guyanese in the public service have been fired. The public service has been practically cleansed of Guyanese Indian origins.The same has happened in all the public corporations and other constitutional offices. Even the Judiciary seems to bending in the direction of the dictatorship.The People’s National Congress (PNC), now APNU, has not lost its hate of Walter Rodney.One of the first things it did in 2015 was to halt the International Commission of Inquiry into the assassination of Rodney. Not much more was left to be done, but they stopped it.Many of Rodney’s ex-comrades, who still pay lip service to his work, have become the new oppressors; they have joined forces and are part of parcel of the corruption and discrimination taking place. Unlike Rodney, for them and the PNC, a black dictatorship is better than a democratically elected Government and this was passed down to high-ranking Army and Police Officers.Some of them even, very skillfully, try to show him as a violent person. Now we are being told he was amassing arms. The message here is that Burnham had a right to kill him.In March of 1980, Walter Rodney, Eusi Kwayana and Rupert Roopnaraine held a press conference in which they handed out two documents. One claimed that the PNC took delivery of weapons from the Guyana Defence Force on behalf of the House of Israel and the other claimed that orders for the assassination of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) members.In that same press conference, they all denied the allegations that the WPA was engaged in a conspiracy of violence.What was really happening was the PNC was preparing a case to murder Rodney. The propaganda was being used to poison Guyanese people’s minds to prepare them for June 13, 1980. Unfortunately, the comments of Rupert Roopnaraine recently has given some credibility to the nasty propaganda that the PNC used against his party at that time.The PNC racist element will never forgive Rodney. They are victims of their own propaganda. His unmasking of the PNC racism was done clinically and the racial card they used against the People’s Progressive Party was ineffective against him.That hatred persists to this day. This regime not only prevented the Rodney Commission from completing its work, but they have not made public the report of the work that was completed. They have locked it away, continuing to try to hide their bloody hands.Those ex-comrades of Rodney who are now prominent in the new racist and oppressive offensive should really take time to evaluate their own positions. Many are as bad as, or even worse than, the PNCites. They have become beneficiaries of a corrupt and racist state.Rodney’s life was short but meaningful and productive. He will always be remembered as a champion of the poor and powerless. His all-round intellectual work sought to liberate the minds of colonial peoples generally and black peoples in particular.His message to the African Guyanese masses today would most likely have been to urge them not to be used by the PNC again to go against their own interests for racial satisfaction. Instead, to unite with all progressive and democratically-minded Guyanese to halt the drift to dictatorship and give dignity to all our people.Yours truly,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

8 Debaters Get BlueCrest Scholarships

first_imgEight students who performed exceptionally well at the just-ended inter-high school debate competition have received scholarships from the BlueCrest University College.The eight students were selected from four schools that made it to the finals of the competition.At yesterday’s presentation of the scholarship award letters to the winning students, BlueCrest Country Manager Rameshwar Mehrotra said each of the recipients will benefit for six months only to obtain certificates in computer networking and other courses the university offers. “Althought the scholarship is for a semester, it will be extended for a year when it expires depending on the academic performance of the recipients,” Mr. Mehrotra announced. He said Blue Crest administration believes that education is the best gift and in that light, the institute awarded the scholarships to students who performed well in the competition.The founder of the Devine Events and Consultancy, organizer of the debate competition, Alex Devine appreciated BlueCrest family for living up to their promise.He assured them that the selected beneficiary students will performance to meet the expected academic requirements.“I strongly believe in these students’ academic performances, under no condition can they let me down. These students were not just randomly selected, they went through a rigorous selection process and were therefore qualified,” Devine said.On behalf of the scholarship recipients, Satta F. Sheriff assured the administration of their preparedness to meet up with the required grade points to maintain the scholarships. Student Sheriff is also the speaker of the Liberia National Children’s Representative Forum. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Huskies hope to dethrone JDA Kings

first_imgOn Saturday Oct. 1, the Huskies will travel to Grande Prairie for round two against the JDA Kings.The Huskies played the JDA Kings last weekend, on Saturday, Sept. 24 in their home and season opener, losing to them by a score of 5-3.The Huskies will have to put a stronger emphasis on defence this time around, as currently the JDA Kings roster contains the league’s top three scorers after two games. They will also need to be more disciplined, as the previous game had them take 50 minutes in penalties.- Advertisement -Round two will take place in Grande Prairie’s Coca-Cola Centre beginning at 7:30 p.m. Make sure to catch all the live action on 100.1 Moose FM, and tune in to the informative and entertaining Huskies Pre-Game Show with Dustin Scafe, beginning 15 minutes prior to puck drop.last_img read more

Atletico sink Real Madrid to win Super Cup

first_img0Shares0000Diego Costa celebrates his goal against Real Madrid during the UEFA Super Cup on August 16, 2018TALINN, Estonia, Aug 16 – Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn on Wednesday, as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions.Real had earlier looked set to win the trophy in their first competitive game since the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and coach Zinedine Zidane when a Sergio Ramps penalty put them 2-1 up in the second half. That came after Karim Benzema cancelled out Diego Costa’s first-minute opener in the Estonian capital, but Costa hauled Diego Simeone’s side level again late on to force extra time.Simeone’s men then looked stronger in the extra period as they won this competition, the annual meeting of the Champions League and Europa League winners, for the third time in nine seasons.Real had won the trophy under Zidane in each of the last two years, and emerged victorious against their neighbours in the Champions League finals of 2014 and 2016.But this result comes after a close season in which Atletico have strengthened while Real look to have gone backwards, with no replacement signed for Ronaldo after his move to Juventus.– Griezmann starts, Modric on bench –Antoine Griezmann started for Atletico at the compact Lillekula Stadium, fresh from helping France to World Cup glory last month.In contrast, former Spain coach Lopetegui left Luka Modric on the Real bench at kick-off, seeking to ease the Croatian playmaker back after he led his country to the World Cup final.Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not feature at all following his recent arrival from Chelsea, and nine of Real’s starting line-up also started May’s Champions League final win over Liverpool in Kiev.Atletico also had France winger Thomas Lemar making his competitive debut following his 72 million-euro move from Monaco, and they took the lead after just 49 seconds.With Simeone watching from the stands as he serves a touchline ban, Costa met Diego Godin’s long ball forward with his back to goal and nodded it over Ramos before turning to burst through and rifle a shot home from a tight angle.It was a superb finish, but Real were level just before the half-hour via a combination of the two men expected to step up following Ronaldo’s departure.Gareth Bale delivered a cross from the right and Benzema headed past Jan Oblak at the far post.Lopetegui sent on Modric for Marco Asensio just before the hour mark and Real took the lead shortly after, Ramos scoring a 63rd-minute penalty awarded for a Juanfran handball.It looked like that would win it, yet Atletico showed great resolve to level the scores again in the 79th minute as Juanfran and substitute Angel Correa combined to set up Costa to stab home.Into extra time they went, and Atletico went ahead again in the 98th minute, Thomas Partey pressing to win back possession before holding up a cross for Saul to thump a superb left-foot volley past Keylor Navas from 17 yards.The powerful Costa and substitute Vitolo then set up Koke to make it 4-2, securing victory and giving Atletico their seventh trophy since Simeone took charge in late 2011.Now they will hope to push Barcelona and Real all the way in La Liga, with their opening game at Valencia on Monday, after Lopetegui’s side host Getafe on Sunday.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Manchester United star’s agent rules out summer switch

first_img Victor Valdes in action for Manchester United Victor Valdes’ agent has ruled out a switch to Turkish side Atalyaspor due to the player’s wish to remain at Manchester United.The Turkish media reported comments by Atalyaspor president Gultekin Gencer in which he claimed that Valdes was keen to move to his club this summer.Valdes recovered from a serious knee injury to make two Premier League appearances last season as he remained behind David de Gea in the Old Trafford pecking order.“Some people from Turkey called me to negotiate Victor’s signing,” Valdes’ agent Gines Carvajal said to Spanish newspaper AS. “But I’ve never spoken to the president of that Turkish club.“Hence, I’m not going to discuss the comments he made regarding Victor. I don’t know him.“We have no intention of speaking to them again because the player does not want to go to Antalyaspor.“His wish is to continue to play for Manchester United. He has one year left on his contract with the club.“We don’t see any just reason to leave the club.“United is one of the best three or four clubs in the world.“Victor is enthusiastic to have a place in the team for next season and is ready to give his best to help the team much more.” 1last_img read more

Wreckage of Burbank-based company plane found

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Ameriflight identified the two men on board as Carl C. Cotton, 37, of Helena, a training and check pilot for the company, and Kyle R. Kemmet, 23, who had just moved to Montana and was completing training to fly a Beechcraft 99. Ameriflight said the plane was on a routine flight to Butte and was carrying only about 10 pounds of freight. Ameriflight planes haul bank documents and other cargo throughout the western United States. The plane left the Helena Regional Airport at 2:35 p.m. Saturday, and was last heard from at 2:50 p.m., said Debbie Alke with the state Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division. Ameriflight and the FAA said the plane had been cleared for a routine instrument landing at the Butte airport, but never arrived. The two pilots on board did not issue any distress calls, the company said. Ameriflight said a search airplane briefly picked up a signal from an airplane emergency beacon late Sunday afternoon south of Butte, but had to turn back because of poor flying conditions before searchers were able to pinpoint its location. A helicopter was able to fly over the area Monday. Kenitzer said the National Transportation Safety Board would investigate the crash.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Search crews on Monday found the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed on a flight from Helena to Butte, killing its two pilots. The wreckage of the twin-engine Beechcraft 99, owned by Ameriflight Inc. of Burbank, Calif., was discovered south of Butte, said Federal Aviation Administration regional spokesman Allen Kenitzer in Seattle. Kenitzer confirmed that the two pilots were killed in the crash. Ameriflight said in a written statement that a helicopter discovered the wreckage after homing in on an emergency beacon and that ground crews later reached the wreckage and confirmed there were no survivors.last_img read more