Turns out Vidal is angry at Barcelona after all

first_imgChilean midfielder Arturo Vidal confirmed that he is not happy with not playing a single minute at Barcelona, but he has no problems with Valverde. Just this weekend we saw how Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said that he doesn’t think Arturo Vidal has a problem with him, but the Chile international only took a few hours after he left Barcelona to show something very different.The midfielder who arrived this summer from Bayern München, confirmed that he is angry for not playing any minutes but he doesn’t have a problem with the manager.He also clarified a message he wrote on social media where he spoke about a certain ‘Judas’, which was taken as a direct attack to the Barcelona manager by the press.A Arturo Vidal se le ha borrado una publicación de instagram… pic.twitter.com/ll3n9CaABY— Jaume Naveira (@JaumeNaveira) October 8, 2018“I am not happy but if I have a problem with the coach I will say it to his face,” said Vidal in a press conference quoted by Marca.“How am I going to be happy if I don’t play and me of all people. I am someone that has always fought, that has been in the best teams in the world, that has won everything and who wants to continue winning at Barcelona.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“I am fine physically and happy. In the past few games I have been a little irritated but that’s how it is, we will keep battling, there are a lot of important games ahead and we will see.”NEVER GIVE UP!!!💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼😉😉 The Best is yet to come!! Lo mejor aún está por venir!!!💪🏼💪🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼👑 pic.twitter.com/urdv2Rbjgt— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) October 4, 2018“When I have a problem or I am angry then I go straight to the coach and I speak to him,” he added.“You can have various reasons for doing these things. It (The Judas message) was nothing to do with anything sporting and I took it down to stop people speculating. There are personal things, jokes which you can put on social media and people take the wrong way.”.@FCBarcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly fuming over his peripheral role at the club since his off-season transfer from @FCBayernEN. https://t.co/ZyEDnrJ02b #KickOff pic.twitter.com/6ptEt8e8iF— Kick Off (@KickOffMagazine) October 5, 2018last_img read more

Southampton are ready to play with injuryfree team

first_imgThe club manager of Southampton Mark Hughes is confident of victory in their match against Bournemouth.Although Hughes team have recorded their worst season start in six years, he is optimistic that they have all it takes for victory as they face the Cherries.Hughes revealed that his he has a complete team with a clean bill of health for the ‘south coast derby’, giving the saints a high chance of beating Eddie Howe’s team this weekend, according to SaintsMarching.Alex McCarthy and Shane Long who have both suffered injuries during the international break have been reported to have fully recovered and available for selection.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.The saints with their three straight losses are left quite close to the bottom three, currently occupied by Newcastle, Huddersfield and Cardiff who have unfortunately mustered worst starts to the year.Having a full squad for this game against Howe’s side is a strong hold for the team, especially as a couple of Saints have been recently successful in their national teams.Mohamed Elyounoussi and Mario Lemina both won their two games, with Mohamed Elyounoussi scoring the only goal in the game between Norway and Bulgaria.last_img read more

Allegri Ronaldos magic made the difference

first_imgMax Allegri admitted Juventus need the moment of Ronaldo’s magic to seal a narrow 2-1 win against a difficult and organised Empoli side.Francesco Caputo’s curler put Empoli in driving seat but a Cristiano Ronaldo double turned the whole tie around, one from the spot and a ferocious strike into the far top corner completed the comeback.“The team had started with the right approach, but after 10 minutes we slowed down the tempo of our passing and allowed a few too many Empoli counters,” the Coach told Football Italia after the 2-1 victory.“Empoli are tough to play against, as they had one centre-forward, two trequartista and the wingers that had pace, so we had to be wary of the counter and that is how they scored the goal.“In the second half, we created many chances and deserved the victory, but we have to tip our hats to Empoli for being so well-organised and impressive.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I left at the end because there were five seconds to go and we would either win or equalise, there was no other option.”Allegri equally gave a hint on why skipper Chiellini pulled out in the last minute.“Chiellini felt a twinge and wasn’t sure, so it was best not to risk it. Daniele Rugani played very well. Miralem Pjanic wasn’t as sharp as usual and I moved Rodrigo Bentancur to block off the Empoli counter-attacks.“I told the lads, this was a game we had to win, it didn’t matter how well or badly we played. The goal was a moment of magic from an extraordinary player and it’s something kids will try to copy in the schoolyard. It’s much easier to get kids passionate about that rather than explaining tactics to them.“I continue to maintain there is too much theory in Italian football schools and it pains me to see kids go to training and not even enjoy themselves. We’ve got to focus on the simple things in life first.”last_img read more

Pep on Citys century and Liverpool

first_imgPep Guardiola is delighted with his team’s 100th goal of their campaign after seeing off relegation bound Huddersfield Town with a 3-0 triumph.The Catalan boss admitted he was excited his team passed a century of goals for the season with the win over the Terriers and further gave his verdict on the title race.“It’s a lot of goals yeah,” he smiled. “We have done so well. In Premier League one team has been better, but it’s January and there are many games left to play. In January, you don’t win the Premier League.“I would rather be in Liverpool’s position. All we can do is win our games. Improve, analyse our games and try to improve. He told the club’s websitejose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…“I cannot answer about Liverpool every press conference. Now we have the Carabao Cup. We will see.”Kevin De Bruyne playing the full 90 minutes was another positive for the Blues as Pep added: “Kevin played 90 minutes, that is good news. When you are a long time injured you need the rhythm.“Sergio was sick, and he needs time, too. You need players, they are incredible, but they need rhythm.”last_img read more

Mane Experience can help Liverpool win title

first_imgLiverpool striker Sadio Mane believes the squad’s experience will prove to be a valuable asset in the Premier League title battle.The Senegal international scored the match-winner in last weekend’s thrilling 4-3 win against Crystal Palace to help Liverpool maintain their four-point lead over Manchester City.It marked a second successive victory for the Reds, who now appear to be back on course after suffering back-to-back defeats at the beginning of 2019.Jurgen Klopp’s men are seemingly set for a two-horse race against defending champions City in the Premier League this season with Tottenham having lost ground recently in third-place.“We have experience now,” Mane told the club website.“Of course we are confident if we’re winning – but not too much, we know what can happen. We are still professional footballers and we’re still going to try to take it game by game.“The season is long and we have many games. Making pressure for ourselves doesn’t help. Why not just try to win games until the end of the season?”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Early cup exits at the hands of Chelsea and Wolves appear to have done the Liverpool team a favour as they can enjoy a little extra time to recover, while their rivals will all compete in the FA Cup across this weekend.This also provides an opportunity for injured stars like Dejan Lovren and Trent Alexander-Arnold to properly recover.Meanwhile, the Reds could receive another welcome boost soon in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s expected return before the end of the campaign.“It’s good for us to have a few days off and get a few injured players back because now there’s quite a lot,” added Mane.“We still have a strong team. (And) the other players are going to give their best for the team.”Klopp’s side will next take on Leicester City at Anfield on January 30 in the Premier League.last_img read more


first_img Health: Mosquitoes are to be taken seriously Recommended for you Related Items:Chikungunya, Wykeham McNeill Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMONTEGO BAY, Sept. 22 (Jamaica Information Service): The Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment is taking proactive steps in preparing players in the hospitality trade for any effects from the Chikungunya virus, which has been affecting sections of the country.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, told JIS News that the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) has been supporting a number of initiatives, being undertaken by the Ministry of Health, which are aimed at increasing the awareness of sector interests.“We have had meetings with the Ministry of Health. The Tourism Enhancement Fund has been assisting with whatever can be done to ensure that the preventative measures taken in the areas for which it has responsibility, are being done, and whatever collaboration we can do, we are doing,” he said. Dr. McNeill said that so far, the industry has been spared the effects of Chikungunya, but noted that the work towards awareness about the virus must continue.He noted that the effects of the virus are being felt across the entire Caribbean with the region now on a “Chikungunya watch,” and he expressed confidence in the Health Ministry’s programmes to increase awareness and contain its spread.“I believe that the Ministry of Health is doing everything possible in terms of its awareness programme…they are trying to do the prevention…so what we have to do is to continue those programmes and at the same time keep a watch…certainly from our side with tourism as our central thing,” Dr. McNeill said. The Ministry of Health reports that as of September 21, there were 35 confirmed cases of Chikungunya, with another 352 cases being reported, and an additional27 negative cases being returned from the laboratory. Mosquitoes on the attack; residents run, one school closed up TCI Health warns against Zika as Caribbean counts five caseslast_img read more

Media Barred From Covering Alleged Police Arson Case

first_img Related Items:arson, royal turks and caicos police force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 30 Sept 2014 – Media was today barred from giving direct coverage of the high profile case of 24 year old Mikhail Hinson, the now suspended police officer believed to be behind the callous torching of four vehicles and the back door of the Chalk Sound police station. A CID officer was told to deny media entry, the door of Magistrate’s Court #1 was locked. There was initially no explanation on why there could be no in court coverage of the proceedings where Chief Magistrate, Clifton Warner was sitting… but attorney Ashwood Forbes, for the accused did divulge a bit more, saying because of the sensitive nature of the case and other charges to come, no media is allowed in as yet. While earlier in the day it was explained that Hinson would be charged at this stage with setting fire to a building… Forbes, said there would be five charges in all. No plea was required and Mikhail Hinson returns to court tomorrow as he remains in police custody. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Arsonist strikes again, Grand Turk dump site machinery targeted Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Arson suspected in HJ Robinson High fire in Grand Turk; top floor ravaged by flameslast_img read more

Bahamas honors sports greats Mychal Thompson gets a boulevard

first_img Bahamas Marks 42 Years Independent, Turks and Caicos gets mention Related Items:andre rogers, Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, durwood knowles, frank rutherford, jamal rolle, mark knowles, Mychal Thompson, rollie gray, yama bahama Congratulatory Message Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace 2015 Pan Am Games – Gold Medalist Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 24 Jul 2015 – NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, Mychal Thompson, a Nassau native, was honored with a street renamed after him last night – simultaneously, as the Bahamas continues to celebrate legends and 42 years of independence, a Sports Walk of Fame was unveiled. The walk features greats like Yama Bahama, boxer… the Golden Girls, the Golden Knights and Frank Rutherford, Olympic medalists… Swimmer Arianna Vanderpool Wallace… Andre Rodgers who played professional baseball… tennis champ Mark Knowles… also a Laker champion, Rick Fox and sailing legends including Rollie Gray and Sir Durwood Knowles. The street is now called Mychal Thompson Boulevard and ‘Sweet Bells’, who was a 1978 first draft pick attended with his two champion basketball playing sons; including the one from the NBA’s top team this year, Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson. Mychal Thompson Boulevard is the street where the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium now sits. The artist renditions were done by Jamal Rolle. Bahamian Swimmer Vanderpool-Wallace a PanAm Golden Girl Recommended for youlast_img read more

Health Financial Conference staged in TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Oct 2015 – Turks and Caicos is also home to the 10th Caribbean Health Financial Initiative Conference, and it is the National Health Insurance Board which is hosting the event. That conference is happening at the Regent Palms Resort and wraps up Friday. Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp New Health Plan legislation to go public this month say Bahamas Govt Related Items:Caribbean Health Financial Initiative Conference, NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCElast_img read more

DECR Capacity building for effective MPA Management

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 19, 2017 – Providenciales –  On Monday, May 15th, the Department of Environment & Coastal Resources (DECR) will be embarking on a week-long Atlantic and Gulf Reef Assessment Program (AGRRA) Coral Reef Monitoring Training course. The course is to provide technical training to DECR Officers, as well as key volunteers and marine conservation partners, to strengthen coral reef monitoring, in the Turks and Caicos Islands. “We should not under-estimate the value of the goods and services provided by the marine protected areas (MPAs).  Monitoring of the extensive coral reefs system is of paramount importance to healthy reefs which in turn attracts thousands of tourists to our shores annually,” said Hon. Ralph Higgs, Minister for Tourism, Environment, Heritage, Culture and Gaming. “Having a good understanding of the state of our natural environment is very important for management so that we can respond to any changes or impacts and take necessary actions, if we need to. The AGRRA training will help build capacity within the DECR, so that monitoring programs can become a core activity of the Department. We are very grateful to all the partners collaborating on this project,” said Dr John Claydon, Director for the DECR. The aim of the training is to provide technical training to participants, providing a framework for coordinated coral reef monitoring to strengthen the management of the Turks & Caicos Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). The five-day intensive course, made possible by funding from The “BEST 2.0 Programme”,  part of the EU Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) flagship (a funding facility for small-scale and medium-scale field actions in EU Overseas Countries and Territories); will equip participants with appropriate AGRRA methods, the identification of key coral, benthic and fish organisms and their role in the structure and functioning of coral reefs, data collection consistency and accuracy training, site selection options and an overview of data entry analysis. Minister Higgs commented, “We are grateful to have our officers engage in this vital training that will undoubtedly enhance their knowledge and increase awareness in coral reef monitoring, enabling us to deliver on our mandate to preserve and sustain the natural environment”The Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Program (www.agrra.org) is an international collaboration of scientists and mangers aimed at determining the regional condition of reefs in the Western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. For 20 years, AGRRA has used an innovative regional approach to examine the condition of coral reefs and together with teams of over 100 in country partners and reef scientists, has assessed over 2,000 reef areas. AGRRA is the first and only program that has developed an extensive open-access regional database on Caribbean coral reef condition. The data have provided valuable baseline data for scientists and government officials responsible for protecting marine coastal areas. AGRRA collaborates with partners to conduct capacity training workshops, field assessments, data analysis and prepare results for publication and public outreach, and is a co-founder of the Healthy Reefs Initiative (HRI), helping to produce Coral Reef Report Cards for a number of countries in the region.Press Release: TCIG#CoralReefMonitoringTrainingcourse#DepartmentofEnvironment&CoastalResources Related Items:#CoralReefMonitoringTrainingcourse, #DepartmentofEnvironment&CoastalResources Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

PLP reveals partys Senators

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 23, 2017 – Nassau – The Progressive Liberal Party, National Chairman, Bradley Roberts yesterday revealed their senators too; Fred Mitchell, Dr. Michael Darville, Clay Sweeting who ran in North Eleuthera and JoBeth Coleby-Davis, an attorney at law.#MagneticMediaNews#PLPrevealsenators Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PLPrevealsenatorslast_img

Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at 86m

first_img Historic $4m road works project in Kew Town, Glass Shack, first ever sidewalks under construction Related Items:#GoldrayEwing, #Irma, #maria, CCRIF, grand turk, house of assembly Recommended for you Millennium Highway road works not behind schedule says Minister New, stringent posture on illegal construction makes fines, personal demolition and possible deportation legal says PDM Minister, law now passed Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos – October 26, 2017 – It will take nearly $9m to reconstruct government buildings and offices alone and the body of work is significant according to the Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning, Hon Goldray Ewing.In a one on one with the Minister Wednesday, it was explained that if the body of work were rated on a scale of one to ten, with ten being hardest – the job ahead for the Ministry would earn a ‘nine’.“Irma was a category five plus (storm), never before have we had one of them and never before have we had a storm right after that, at a category three; this set a precedent for what the Turks and Caicos could handle.  And as bad as they were and as bad as the damage is, we handled both pretty well,” shared Minister Ewing.The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) post-Irma report exposed that there were levels of damage ranging from one to four, four being most severely impacted and that the damages were to nearly 80% of buildings, including homes across the country.Magnetic Media spoke to the Minister outside of Oseta Jolly Primary and Clement Howell High schools both in his constituency of Blue Hills on Wednesday; these were among the five worst hit public schools.  The others named were Marjorie Basden High and Iris Stubbs Primary in South Caicos and the Eliza Simmons Primary School in Grand Turk.“The two schools in South Caicos will run us into $1.2m to repair,” said the Minister.The Public Works team was praised by Minister Ewing, who shared that the assessments and costing of the repairs and the reconstruction was done within two weeks following the catastrophic Category 5 hurricane Irma.  A commendable feat, though many are still concerned because work has yet to begin.  On the day we were near the storm ravaged schools, there was no one working at either Oseta Jolly or Clement Howell High.“I want to say a big thanks to my staff, honestly.  They jumped into the process of doing assessments right away.  They had some help from the British Army Corps of engineers but we worked as a team and we got the assessments done in record time, the costing done in record time and there is nothing to stop us from building the schools, hospitals and clinics but schools are priority right now.”Minister Ewing said it will take patience from the public as the procurement process is both tedious and necessary to not only ensure the work can be done by a reputable contractor in good standing with Government but that the money is there to pay for the work.The Turks and Caicos Islands was paid a claim of $13.6m by the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility or CCRIF but still outstanding is the actual cost of the storm to the islands. The Premier, Hon Sharlene Robinson has advised that this will be done by the UN ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean); their team arrives in early November.Still, there is strong demand from the general public to get moving on rebuilding and rebounding and that includes input from the Opposition, Progressive National Party.  Former Finance Minister and leader of Opposition business in the House of Assembly, Hon Washington Misick has been vocal and put the cost to the country figure at $250m; that was back in September.Mr. Misick’s ‘cost’ though is being called a conservative estimate as more people place the bill from Irma at closer to half a billion dollars.Still, even at the rate quoted by Hon Misick, it is worth noting that the expense to clean up, fix up, build up and fully stand up after the back to back September hurricanes of 2017 would in perspective, take nearly the entire national budget. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Hodgson tips Benteke for swift return

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says Christian Benteke has made ‘exceptional’ progress in his recovery as the striker recovers from a knee injury.Benteke went under the knife for a minor knee surgery last month and was ruled out until the New Year, and Hodgson has provided an update on his recovery.“We’ve still got the longer-term injury concerns, but Connor Wickham actually took part in his first training session in a long time today so that is positive [news],” Hodgson told Sky Sports in a press conference ahead of Palace’s visit to Manchester United this weekend.“Christian Benteke is making exceptionally good progress. And the medical people are very happy with the way that he is applying himself and how hard he is working to come back as soon as possible.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“Scott Dann we think will be back with us on Monday,” Hodgson added.“It’s good news for the players that have come back from international football, despite the fact that Mamadou Sakho took a knock in the game [between France and Uruguay on Tuesday night].“It looks like he is going to be fit as well. So it’s positive on that front – we have everyone available that I was expecting to be available.”last_img read more

Alisson Liverpool defence can stop Neymar

first_imgLiverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker is well aware of how talented fellow Brazilian Neymar is, but he’s also equally sure the club’s defenders are a match for himThe Reds will travel to the French capital on Wednesday to face off against Paris Saint-Germain in a Group C Champions League game.With just two fixtures remaining, the stakes are high with only a point separating PSG and Liverpool for the last knockout qualification spot.And one key aspect that may have a big effect on the outcome on Wednesday will be whether the injured Neymar and Kylian Mbappe feature.But, for Alisson, whether Neymar plays or not makes no difference due to the quality Liverpool defence.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“They have Neymar against our defenders but we have also a great defence so it’ll be a great match for everybody to see,” Alisson told Evening Standard.“I’m expecting to have a great match in this game too.”Liverpool have only conceded 12 goals in 18 games across all competitions this season.The PSG-Liverpool game will begin at 21:00 (CET) on Wednesday.last_img read more

Emery believes Arsenal can still turn things around

first_imgThe Gunners had a 22-game unbeaten run, but they have lost three of the last six English Premier League matches.Arsenal is currently sitting in the fifth position of the English Premier League table.The Gunners have 12 wins, 5 draws and 5 loses.And after a 22-game unbeaten run between August and December, Arsenal has lost three of its last six EPL games.But coach Unai Emery believes he still has time to turn things around.“The idea is to get Arsenal back to where the club deserves to be, but it needs time,” Emery was quoted by France 24.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“At Arsenal, it’s maybe the first time I feel that I have the support to build up from the bottom in order to get where we want to be.”“It allows us to work more for the long-term ?- or at least, ‘long-term’ in football terms. It supports the kind of work we want to do at this club,” he added.“At certain times, you have to provoke friction with footballers.”“From that friction, you can get something more out of them, something from inside, a greater sense of ambition or maybe even a complaint ?- a complaint regarding the team can be positive,” he commented.“As a manager, you have to be careful because that friction can break a relationship. But I believe in always looking for more, both individually and collectively.”last_img read more

Sergio Ramos receives the Seven Stars of Madrid prize

first_imgReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was awarded the Seven Stars of Madrid prize for the best sportsman on Thursday afternoonThe 32-year-old defender’s successes both on the pitch and in promoting sports across Spain over the years was acknowledged at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid.The head of Madrid’s regional government, Angel Garrido, was the one who presented Ramos with the prestigious award.“It gives me a real sense of both joy and pride to have been named best male athlete at the Seven Star of Madrid awards,” said Ramos at the ceremony, as quoted on the club website.“I am even more thrilled to get a prize for promoting and embodying sporting values.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I am from Seville, Andalusia and I certainly feel it, but the region of Madrid welcomed with open arms 13 years ago and it is here where I have grown as a person and a professional, and I feel at home at here.“I am proud to be Real Madrid captain and we have represented the region throughout the world in the best way possible, winning titles, providing the people of Madrid real moments of joy and always trying to live up to what the region represents.“Thank you all. I will keep working hard and giving my all to represent what this award means and the seven stars of the region of Madrid.”Ramos, who has scored seven goals in 28 appearances for Real Madrid this season, will now turn his focus to tonight’s Copa del Rey return leg against Leganes.Los Blancos hold a 3-0 aggregate lead from last week’s first leg with tonight’s game to begin at 21:30 (CET).last_img read more

Bruno Saltor is thinking about his future

first_imgThe 38-year-old Brighton and Hove Albion footballer says this might be his last season in the English Premier League as he’s thinking on retirement.Spanish right-back Bruno Saltor started his professional career in 199 with Espanyol B in the Second Division in his native country.He was later transferred to the senior team, where he played in La Liga from 2001 to 2003, with a one year loan to Gimnastic.In 2003 he took a chance and moved to Lleida, only to get to Almeria in 2006.And from 2009 to 2012, he played in Valencia, before leaving in 2012 to the English Premier League where he has been playing with Brighton and Hove Albion since then.And now, after all these years, he’s thinking of retirement.Webster knows there’s a lot of competition before he debuts Manuel R. Medina – August 24, 2019 Brighton and Hove Albion defender, Adam Webster, hasn’t debuted in the English Premier League because he knows the competition is fierce.“I’d be lying if I said I’m not thinking about my future, but it’s not a big deal right now. I’m just trying to enjoy it because I know it could be my last season,” he told the club’s official website.“I will take the decision in a couple of months, but right now I’m trying to enjoy everything. I was at Old Trafford last week and it could have been my last visit.”“The older you get, you know that you’re closer to the end, but I feel mentally strong, so we’ll see at the end of the season,” he added.“I’m feeling really good right now and I’m training at the same level as all of the boys. I think I’ve had good performances in all of the games that I’ve played.”“I’ve been talking to a lot of former players and it’s a difficult transition. But you need to be grateful for everything you’ve done and be positive for the future,” the defender commented.“I love the club and the city, my family love the place as well. When I retire, one of the options is to stay here, and I would love that.”last_img read more

Official Bayern Munich sign US star Taylor Booth

first_imgAmerican teenager Taylor Booth has joined Bayern Munich on a three-and-half-year contract from MLS side Real Salt Lake.The 17-year-old has left Real Salt Lake’s academy and will start out the next chapter of his young career with Bayern’s U-19 team after spending some time training at Dallas with the U-23s.Booth, who comes from Utah, is a central midfielder who has represented the United States youth teams at international level up to the U-19s.Despite not being of age yet, Booth has allegedly acquired a European passport and will be allowed to move to Germany before he turns 18 in May.“I’m very happy with this next step in my career,” Booth told the club website. “FC Bayern is one of the largest clubs in the world.“Being here in Munich at the FC Bayern campus and taking the next steps in my development makes me very proud. ”Bayern Campus Manager Jochen Sauer added: “We see a lot of potential in Taylor. He is a talented young player, and we look forward to working with him to develop his talent further.”Booth is the third young American star Bayern have signed in the past 12 months as the German club look to rebuild a side capable of challenging for major honours in the future.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Winger Alphonso Davies arrived at Bayern in an €11.5m deal from MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps FC and impressed everyone greatly following a superb debut performance in their Telekom Cup final win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.Meanwhile, FC Dallas defender Chris Richards joined the Bundesliga champions last summer on loan and completed a $1.5m permanent deal in January.Now the Bavarians will return their focus to this Saturday’s trip to the BayArena to take on Bayer Leverkusen in a Bundesliga match.Despite a sluggish first half to the season, Niko Kovac’s side have won all five of their last games to close the gap to leaders Borussia Dortmund to six points and will be hoping to keep the winning run up in their attempt to win a seventh successive league crown.ICYMI – #FCBayern have signed 17-year-old US talent Taylor Booth to our academy.🇺🇸 📝 https://t.co/AtEQUjDQNe pic.twitter.com/NFlkWmcxvj— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) January 31, 2019last_img read more

Hurricane Harvey How you can help

first_img August 31, 2017 Hurricane Harvey: How you can help Posted: August 31, 2017 HOUSTON, TEXAS (KUSI) — With the devastating effects of Harvey still ongoing, what can San Diegans do to help? Below is a list of trusted organizations that will take your donations and give them to those who need it most. Local organizations in San DiegoEast County Hurricane Donation Collections: Cody Johnson of Alpine, who runs CsJ Equipment, is taking donations for his two trailers that leave for Texas on Saturday.Drop off at Mountain Materials, Inc.1117 Tavern Rd.Alpine, CA 91901Phone: 619-445-4150Rotary Club Donations: The Rotary of San Diego Foundation is responding to efforts by donations more than $20,000 for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The funds will go to support the Rotary Clubs in Corpus Christi and Beaumont, Texas that are spearheading relief efforts. Helen Woodward Animal Center: To assist the Houston arrivals here in San Diego, Helen Woodward Animal Center asks for the donation of towels and blankets.  Local organizations in TexasThe Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Houston’s mayor, Sylvester Turner, which is administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.Houston Food Bank and the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are asking for donations.To help animals suffering from the disaster, visit the Houston Humane Society or the San Antonio Humane Society. The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has set up an animal emergency response hotline (713-861-3010) and is accepting donations on its website.The Texas Diaper Bank in San Antonio is asking for diapers and wipes, which can be dropped off in person or mailed to 5415 Bandera Road, Suite 504, San Antonio, Tex., 78238.The United Way of Greater Houston flood relief fund will be used to help with immediate needs as well as long-term services like minor home repair. Visit their website to donate or text UWFLOOD to 41444.The L.G.B.T.Q. Disaster Relief Fund is managed by The Montrose Center, Houston’s longtime community center for the area’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population to help rebuild their lives with counseling, food, furniture, housing and more.For more options, the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommends checking with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster for a list of trusted disaster-relief organizations in Texas.National OrganizationsThe American Red Cross is accepting donations on its website. You can also text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10. , What do your donations pay for? Our President & CEO explains how your support is being used for #Harvey relief: https://t.co/ZatrigXuSP pic.twitter.com/9QPgOtg6GT— American Red Cross (@RedCross) September 1, 2017AmeriCares takes medicine and supplies to survivors.Catholic Charities provides food, clothing, shelter and support services to those from all religious backgrounds.Direct Relief is shipping medicine and medical supplies to Texas, and has made its entire medical inventory of more than $100 million available for the Harvey relief effort.Matthew 25: Ministries is distributing personal care kits, cleaning products, first aid and safety kits, diapers, paper products and tarps.Donations to the Salvation Army can be made online, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or texting STORM to 51555.Save the Children is delivering baby supplies, including cribs and strollers, and setting up child-friendly spaces in shelters.GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund supports local organizations by helping to “meet survivors’ immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products and shelter.” It will also assist with longer-term recovery efforts.Those interested in donating blood may contact the following organizations:• AABB: 301-907-6977• America’s Blood Centers • American Red Cross: 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)• Armed Services Blood Program: 703-681-5979 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Man found dead in East Village apartment

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Police Department FacebookTwitter January 1, 2018 Posted: January 1, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man was found stabbed to death in the fifth floor hallway of an apartment building in the East Village early today.Police said a person called 911 at 3:27 a.m. to report a man was down in a hallway at the Market Street Village Apartments, at 699 14th St., SanDiego Police Lt. Todd Griffin said.“The first officers to arrive found a man down in the fifth floor hallway,” Griffin said in a police report. “The man appeared to have beenstabbed in the upper body.”Griffin said officers administered first aid and CPR until San Diego Fire-Rescue paramedics and firefighters arrived.“Despite the efforts of officers and medics, the victim did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene,” Griffin said.One person was arrested. Police said they had the victim’s name but withheld it until family could be notified.Police asked anyone with information regarding the incident to call the SDPD Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. KUSI Newsroom, center_img Man found dead in East Village apartment KUSI Newsroom Updated: 12:11 PMlast_img read more