Football: Sergio Ramos discloses unrest on Mourinho’s return as Real boss

first_imgAdvertisement 0tjNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsmniWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec5aa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ahkf71Would you ever consider trying this?😱7upsgcCan your students do this? 🌚p09n9kRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has openly let his feelings known regarding all the speculation surrounding, and, the possible return of former boss Jose Mourinho to the Santiago Bernabeu, and he is not talking sweet about his former boss after he massively fell out with him back in the day. Advertisement The Portuguese manager was axed on Tuesday last week following a horror season start at Manchester United. Similar was the case of Julen Lopetegui, who was axed as Real Madrid boss in the final days of October, just 138 days into his tenure with the Galacticos after he did his horrific part in Spain. And given the success the ‘special one’ has had with Real at during his 3 year stay in Spain between 2010-13, not to mention his friendship with club prez Florentino Perez, the speculation regarding his return to Spain is all the more valid.Both United and Real are, till the end of the season, under the care of interim managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Santiago Solari respectively but are looking for long term replacements for their managerial gigs. However, one person in particular is not a fan of Mourinho, and that is captain Sergio Ramos, who fell out big time with the Portuguese during his tenure, so much so, that he is ready to vote with feet should Mourinho make a comeback at the Bernabeu.Advertisement However, Mou might just be on his way to Asia in the Chinese Super League, who are reportedly paying him huge sums of money in return of his services.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Valley West Hawks score late to sweep past Kootenay Ice

first_imgReese Tambellini of Nelson and Bradley Ross of Trail also scored for Kootenay.Curt Doyle of Nelson was solid between the pipes for Kootenay.“We deserved a better outcome on Sunday,” Jones said.“I was proud of the kids.”Saturday, Valley West held period leads of 3-0 and 5-0 before coasting to the win.Ben Evanish scored three times to lead the Hawks.“It was a total tem struggle on Saturday from the goalies to defencemen to the forwards,” Jones admits.Kootenay, consisting of players from Castlegar, Cranbrook, Trail, Nakusp, Nelson, Vernon, Vanderhoof and Vancouver, is back on the road again, heading Saturday to Kelowna to meet the fourth-place Okanagan Rockets in the first game of a weekend series.Jones is hopeful the Ice players can feed off of Sunday’s strong play.“If continue Sunday’s efforts (this weekend) we should be able to come away with points.”Kootenay is currently tenth in the 11-team league, with a record of 1-6-1.Next home game for the Ice is October 31 when Cariboo Cougars visit the NDCC Arena. The Kootenay Ice rebounded from a lackluster performance to come close to knocking off the Valley West Hawks in BC Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The Hawks rallied from a first period deficit to edge the Ice 5-4.The opening game of the two-game series was no contest as Valley West skated to an 8-0 shutout.“Finally played a solid 60 minutes,” said Ice coach Brian Jones following Sunday’s one-goal loss.“Just shows we can compete with the best in the league with that consistent effort.”Kootenay led 2-1 after the first period as Connor Seib of Trail and Hunter Floris of Vanderhoof scored just over a minute apart to erase a 1-0 Valley West lead.The Hawks outscored Kootenay 2-1 in the second period to send the teams into the dressing room tied at 3-3.The teams exchanged goals early in the third before Josh Bruce scored the winning goal midway through the frame.last_img read more

Legia lose appeal against Champions League elimination

first_imgBy Sam HoldenPolish champions Legia Warsaw have lost an appeal to UEFA against their elimination from the Champions League after they fielded a suspended player against Celtic, the club’s co-owner Dariusz Mioduski said on Thursday.“Having UEFA overturn its decision, we felt for the sake of football this would be the best result. Unfortunately it appears that procedures are more important,” Mioduski told Sky Sports.Legia had beaten Celtic 6-1 on aggregate in the third qualifying round but European football’s governing body awarded the Scottish champions a 3-0 second-leg win meaning they advanced on away goals after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.Mioduski added that Legia would now appeal against the UEFA sanction to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.last_img

Pacquiao looking to make it a short night against Thurman

first_imgMighty-PH opens Jones Cup campaign against Iran LATEST STORIES Pacquiao punished the mitts and pummeled the heavy bag with an extra oomph on Wednesday as they opened the camp to media at Wild Card Gym.AdChoices广告Ads by Teads“I always try to push myself and punish myself in training. That’s the key to my career. It leads to everything I can do. My speed, power and footwork all come together from my hard work,” Pacquiao said.But his top cornermen were concerned about burning himself out, or worse, hurting himself from too much exertion.Fernandez, who is also his boyhood buddy, said Pacquiao need not overcompensate for being a 40-year-old boxer.“I told him I would be the first person to notice if he’s slowed down. If he has lost strength. Because I’m the one who takes his punches in training,” Fernandez said.ADVERTISEMENT MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:35Manny Pacquiao compares ‘heavy-handed’ Keith Thurman to Antonio Margarito01:46Pacquiao ready to go with week left before Thurman fight02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Benefits of township living Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’center_img ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Even by the loose, open-book standard of the Pacquiao camp, Fernandez was being too generous in laying out his entire fight plan for the July 21 WBA unifying welterweight title at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.“If a 7.1-[magnitude] earthquake rocked LA, then we’ll bring the earthquake to Las Vegas, but a 10.5 magnitude,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsBut, cautioned Fernandez, they will have to watch out for Thurman’s big punch.“May halibas ’yun (he can throw a haymaker),” he added. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Fernandez said Pacquiao still trains with the same intensity as 10 years ago, only this time they get to have more days-off.“And when that happens, I will be honest to him,” added Fernandez, who is also the newly elected vice mayor of Polangui, Albay.“He’s in top shape already, sometimes we need to tell him to slow down,” assistant trainer Nonoy Neri said in Filipino.Still, Pacquiao said: “When you work hard in the gym, you can do what you want to do in the ring. It makes it easy and that’s our goal here in camp.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Photos by Wendell Alinea/MP PromotionsHOLLYWOOD—Manny Pacquiao’s relentless attacks against Oscar dela Hoya, and his accurate counterpunching against Ricky Hatton are what the eight-division champ hopes to bring against Keith Thurman to make it a short night.“We’re going home early on fight night,” said Pacquiao’s chief trainer, Buboy Fernandez, in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summerlast_img read more

Bastille Day: again

first_imgOn July 14th 1789, revolutionaries in France stormed the Bastille fortress housing political prisoners in Paris — a symbol of the despotic absolute monarchy defined by King Louis XIV’s arrogant declaration, “I am the state”. The following year, King Louis XVI was deposed and France set on the course to constitutional democracy under the immortal slogan, “liberty, equality, fraternity”. Along with the American War of Independence a decade earlier, these two events have reminded oppressed people across the world that freedom cannot be won without struggle, and it must be guarded against those who would stifle it in their lust for power.Yesterday was July 14, but sadly, no one appeared to have remembered that, 40 years ago, on that day in 1979, the murder of Father Darke prompted our national poet Martin Carter to pen his poem, “Bastille Day”.Burnham was preparing his customised constitution to institutionalise his dictatorship by creating an Executive Presidency in which he could echo Louis XIV, “I am the state”. Walter Rodney and several other members of the WPA had been charged with arson of the Ministry of National Development and the Office of the General Secretary of the ruling PNC, and had appeared in court that morning. Supporters, including Martin Carter, who followed the van taking them from the Court and along Brickdam were attacked by House of Israel thugs, one of whom fatally stabbed Fr Darke, who was taking out photographs.In the poem, one draft of which he had dedicated to Walter Rodney, Carter lamented: “Not wanting to deny, I believed it. /Not wanting to believe it, I denied our Bastille Day. /I have at last started/ To understand the origin/ Of our vileness, and being/ Unable to deny it, I suggest/ Its nativity/ In the shame of knowledge/ Of our vileness, we shall fight.”On the eve of Bastille Day 2019, when PNC Leader David Granger reacted to the consequential orders of the CCJ in an Address to the Nation, it was clear that he intended to exploit the “vileness” of racialised politics in our society to remain in power, never mind that he is destroying the sanctity of our Constitution, which undergirds our fledgling democracy.In the face of the CCJ’s pleas for Guyanese leaders to “exercise their responsibilities with integrity” in choosing the new GECOM Chair and setting a date for elections, in accordance with the Constitution, Granger, sadly, betrayed that he is lacking that critical value for democratic leadership. Since it is impossible to cover every contingency with specific rules in a constitution, democracy demands that leaders not only respect the letter, but the spirit of their foundational social contract. However, even though the CCJ painstakingly delineated that under Art 106, elections must be held within 3 months of the successful passage of a no-confidence motion — in this case Sept 18, as measured from its definitive confirmation on July 18 — Granger dragged his old red herring of “credible elections” to pass the buck to GECOM, where he is once again wangling to have his hand-picked candidate for the Chair, possessed as he is of the casting vote.Secondly, Granger actually lied when he claimed the Opposition Leader “rejected the idea of acting in a consensual manner (when) he chose to put forward candidates for the post who have been rejected previously”, because he is on record as having approved those submissions when he met the press following the July 4th meeting with the Opposition Leader.While on Bastille Day 1979 our democracy was challenged by the murder of a priest — and Burnham promoted David Granger as Commander of the GDF to protect that flank — the challenge today from Granger and the PNC is even more insidious, because of the disinformation they are spreading to undermine the Constitution.After the PNC regime had assassinated Rodney a year after Bastille Day 1979, in his poem, “For Walter Rodney”, Carter called them “assassins of conversation”, i.e. of civilised political discourse.Guyanese must not deny our Bastille Day threat, but rise up to arrest the slide towards dictatorship.last_img read more

Still not too late to save sugar

first_imgDear Editor,I have noticed that the Government mentioned that it is still to make a final decision on the closure of more estates. It, therefore, suggests that this is not yet a closed deal.Simultaneously, I have seen the Private Sector registering some grave concerns and at the same time proposing to buy some of the estates.I have read the grave concerns of Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) in relation to the availability of molasses, the main raw material for its core product, rum.With all of these legitimate positions by various entities the industry can be saved from closing and made profitable again. The Wales Estate can go back into production as well.It is my view that the Private Sector can be mobilised to put together a new company to buy estates that the Government does not want to hold on to.Two of those companies, DDL and Banks DIH Limited can benefit tremendously if this industry is allowed to continue. I say “allowed to” because I am convinced that the industry could be very profitable and can continue to make a great contribution to our country as a whole.If they could be persuaded to take the lead in creating a new company to take over the estates, that would be a major step forward. The rest of the Private Sector can also be part of this new venture.If the more recognised Private Sector companies want to be conservative and don’t want to put all the capital needed at the start-up level, they could also make shares available to the workers, the unions in the industry and the public at large.We still have in Guyana a considerable amount of skills and experience in the sugar industry. If this initiative is perused quickly, those skills can be retained to help manage this new company. If it is not done soon, most of those technical skills and managerial experience will migrate and can be lost to our country.Already Guyanese are playing vital roles in the Jamaica sugar industry as well as in the US and further afield. We can harness them here and allow them to save this industry once given the opportunity.The industry is not difficult to turn around. It can be done with good management, which it did not have since 2015. The Government hired persons who had no interest in making the industry profitable. They were liquidators than messengers.Before the infrastructure in the industry is broken up completely this initiative needs to be pushed now.As I have said over and over many new revenue streams can be established and the industry can be made very, very profitable. Already, the programme to transform the fields into more machine-friendly lay out has started. At Skeldon estate it has gone a far way. At Enmore estate some 80 per cent of the lands are already converted for more machines-friendly operations.While this process is going on, the productivity of labour has gone up by use of cane loaders.The industry can have a distillery, a plant to produce ethanol; a sugar refinery and more co-generation plants, to name some additional products. Its by-product can help create other factories.Already, one company was using its bagasse to produce bio-degradable containers, for example, food boxes.A lot of cost cutting measures can be applied. Liquid fertilisers can be used and that will bring down our import cost greatly. Bagasse could be compacted and replace wood in starting up the factories. Another huge cost benefit. This was already tested and proved hugely successful. It was done together with scientists from IAST.Such investments in the industry would pay great dividends in a very short period of time.Providing resources to sugar should not be seen as subsidy. Indeed, it is an investment. The industry can be made very profitable.Over the centuries the sugar industry has proven to be very resilient. This is not the first time that it has been in crisis. But it always bounced back stronger. This can happen again, if the regime thinks and involves others instead of throwing in the towel after the first punch.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

Kitty businessman slapped with fraud charges

first_imgA Kitty, Georgetown businessman was slapped with three counts of fraudulent conversion on Wednesday and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Nyron Maraj denied the charges which alleged that on August 15, 2016, he was entrusted with 0,000 by the Virtual Complainant (VC), Rory Forde, to spray a Ducati superbike. However, the defendant allegedly converted the money to hisNyron Marajown use and benefit.In addition, the defendant was entrusted on a later occasion – between February 2 and February 15, 2017 – with $270,000 to purchase riding gear, which he again converted to his own use.The third charge read that Maraj fraudulently converted to his own use and benefit, some $7,086,450 which was entrusted to him on February 6, 2017, by the VC, for the purpose of purchasing one Toyota Tacoma truck.The prosecution’s case contends that the defendant is a body shop owner who residing in De Abreu Street, Newtown, Kitty. The court was told that the parties are known to each other for a number of years, and the VC had unsuccessfully attempted to contact the defendant via telephone after entrusting him with the cash. As such, a Police report was made.Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones stated the prosecution’s file is incomplete as there are a few documents outstanding. Following a bail application by defence Attorney Everton Singh Lammy, Maraj was release on $100,000 bail. The case will continue on March 15.last_img read more

Superb pictures from 2016 that Manchester City fans will love

first_imgIt’s been a year of much change for Manchester City.Manuel Pellegrini signed off with the League Cup in his final season, before Pep Guardiola, the club’s new manager, swapped the Allianz Arena for the Etihad.So talkSPORT has taken a look back at City’s year, in pictures.Scroll through the gallery above to check out a selection of superb snaps from Manchester City’s 2016. 7 Pep Guardiola is officially unveiled as the manager of Manchester City in July, five months after it was confirmed he would take over from Manuel Pellegrini Kevin De Bruyne scores the winning goal in the second-leg of City’s Champions League quarter-final with Paris Saint-Germain, booking his side’s place in their first ever semi-final in the competition 7 John Stones, the most in-demand centre back of the past two seasons, make his debut for new club City in August 7 Manchester City fans bid farewell to Manuel Pellegrini in the Chilean’s final home game in charge, a 2-2 draw with Arsenal in May 7 7 Yaya Toure returns from exile to score a brace in a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in November 7 Manchester City stun Barcelona at the Etihad, beating Pep Guardiola’s former side 3-1 in November to avenge the 4-0 defeat to the La Liga giants in October 7 Manchester City lift the League Cup in February after beating Liverpool on penalties in the final at Wembley Stadium last_img read more

The Liverpool-linked wonderkid predicted to be world class: Reds target assessed

first_img Could Ryan Sessegnon be on his way to Liverpool? 1 Football statistics experts take a look at the Liverpool target who has the potential to be ‘one of the top left-backs in the world’The new manager bounce theory was certainly put to the test on Monday night as Leicester, fresh from the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, romped to a 3-1 win over Liverpool with Craig Shakespeare at the helm. It was a damaging loss for Liverpool, who have now won just two of their 12 competitive games in 2017.After showing so much promise in the earlier months of the season, the Reds’ campaign looks to be crashing down, with defensive errors routinely setting them back.For manager Jurgen Klopp, the transfer window can’t come soon enough as he aims to rectify Liverpool’s issues at the back. While they can do with strengthening at the heart of the defence yet again, a new left-back is also essential, even if James Milner has impressed in the role.As a midfielder by trade, the Reds could use a specialist in the position in order to improve their defensive fortunes.As has been rumoured, Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon could be in line to move to Merseyside following a strong run of form this term, as his rating of 6.96 from ten league starts suggests.Now Sessegnon, at only 16 years of age, would unlikely come in as a first team regular. He is yet to sign professional terms with the Cottagers, which is impossible until he turns 17 in May, but even with a deal in place it is unlikely to do little but allow the West Londoners to command a fee for the left-back.“He is only 16 years old, but 100% this player is going to be at the highest level soon,” Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic said in January. Teammate Stefan Johansen added: “It’s 99% certain he will be one of the top left-backs in the world.”There is ample pressure on the player to realise his potential, but he’s showing that he is more than capable of growing to fulfil Johansen’s prediction and ecome one of the best left-backs in the game.Many have likened Sessegnon to Gareth Bale at the same age as he breaks forward with aplomb to help stretch opponents. Indeed, 14 successful dribbles is the joint fourth best of all teenagers in the Championship this season. What’s more, he is joint-third for key passes (11) for teenagers in England’s second tier, able to carry possession forward well and provide for his teammates this term.His goal against Cardiff back in August saw him become the Championship’s youngest ever goalscorer, that coming four days after his first appearance in the league. 47.2 passes per 90 is also one of the better returns of teenagers to make five or more appearances in the Championship this season and reinforces a statistically calculated strength of ‘passing’.Considering Klopp demands his full-backs provide the attacking width from deep, Sessegnon’s offensive output would be a boost for the side, while his tidiness on the ball would benefit a Liverpool outfit that is averaging the second most possession (58.6%) in the Premier League this season.The youngster’s defensive performances have also drawn adulation, and while 21 tackles from 15 league appearances isn’t an outstanding return for the defender, that he has been dribbled past just eight times this season is notable. Considering full-backs are more prone to facing tricky wingers, widemen struggle when up against Sessegnon, which has seen his list of admirers grow.The likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City are also rumoured to be keeping tabs on Sessegnon, but Liverpool are thought to be leading the race to secure the defender’s services. While it is unlikely he would be rushed into first team action at Anfield, he’s very much one for the future and could well be the Reds’ first choice left-back for years to come should they beat off the chasing pack to secure the 16-year-old’s signature.For more stats on Ryan Sessegnon, click here to view his player pagelast_img read more

Gordon Reid wins first ever Wimbledon wheelchair men’s singles title

first_imgGreat Britain’s Gordon Reid landed his second Wimbledon title of the weekend with a brilliant victory in the tournament’s first wheelchair singles event.The 24-year-old from Glasgow beat Sweden’s Stefan Olsson 6-1 6-4 to the delight of a large crowd on Court 17.Nerves looked to affect him when Reid double-faulted on his first match point, but on the second Olsson sliced a backhand into the net and the home crowd roared its delight, chanting “Reid-o, Reid-o”.Reid and Alfie Hewett took the men’s wheelchair doubles title on Saturday, and Sunday was shaping up to be a big day for British tennis with Andy Murray, Heather Watson and women’s wheelchair doubles star Jordanne Whiley also heading into finals. After raising the winner’s trophy for his victory – which earns him a £25,000 paycheck – Reid told the BBC his second victory was an “incredible” feeling.He said: “To have an opportunity to play singles here is something I have dreamed of for a long time.“It’s amazing, and to come here and win it in front of the people I love and all my friends and family and coaching team and so much support is unbelievable. I am never going to forget this moment.”last_img read more