The relationship between Zidane, Florentino and Barnett according to the agent

first_imgWas it his right eye? “I want to think so, but there were others, like Cristiano or Ramos. I could not say if it was his right eye, I do not have so much confidence with him (with Florentino). He has never told me. “He always said that Bale would win the Golden Ball … “Now it is unlikely.” Are you still in love with Florentino de Bale? “I think so. He has a fantastic relationship with him. “last_img

Practice makes perfect for PH booter Belgira

first_imgAlbay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES ‘Third is better than nothing:’ Creamline salvages bronze in PVL 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ “I do free kick over and over again that when I got the chance to do it I was very happy I executed it well,” said Belgira in halting English.READ: SEA Games: PH booters score first win, deny Cambodians ‘bonus’FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Born to a Japanese mother and Filipino father, Belgira was brought here when he was 18 and went on to become one of the rising stars of the sport.He plays for Japan-Philippines-Voltes Marikina FC in the Philippines Football League. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Kouichi Belgira. Photo by Marc ReyesKUALA LUMPUR—I made that shot many times in practices.That’s what 20-year-old Filipino-Japanese midfielder Kouichi Belgira said of the Philippines’ second—and more emphatic—goal against Cambodia Tuesday night in the Southeast Asian Games football.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments “The team worked very hard and it paid off because the match was very, very tough,” said Belgira of the game which saw the Philippines groped for form in the entire first half.READ: PH football squads send strong message to SEA Games foes“I’m very happy we helped each other,” said Belgira who flung the goal—with the versatile Javier Gayoso as decoy—against a five-man wall.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Teen gunned down in Masbatelast_img read more

Cargo Movers, Blaze Spikers open PSL Invitational title series

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Ramil de Jesus. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith F2 Logistics having all hands on deck this time, including its head coach, the Cargo Movers on Thursday open their best-of-three series with Petron for the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference title as the slight favorites.The Blaze Spikers will come into the 7 p.m. game at Filoil Flying V Centre with top hitter Frances Molina still hurting, which could greatly tilt the balance of power especially with Ramil de Jesus back coaching the Cargo Movers.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 De Jesus took a leave from the team in the Grand Prix earlier this year because of duties with La Salle in the UAAP.“The team had its shortcomings in the last Grand Prix,” said De Jesus, who acted as consultant to head coach Arnold Laniog in that conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“[And] if they (Cargo Movers) will not give their full effort and play well, we will get the same result like we had in the Grand Prix,” De Jesus, who has the core of his La Salle team forming the F2 nucleus, went on.“If they are thirsty for this title, the players have to show it inside the court.” MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Clarkson, Standhardinger in Asiad lineup unlikely Shaq Delos Santos, meanwhile, believes that the mere presence of Molina alone can inspire the rest of the team. He also said that Molina, who has an injured shin, will be ready when called upon.“It all boils down to the heart of the players because both teams are good skillwise and the coaches have their respective game plans,” said Delos Santos, who has a 2-1 edge in title series wins over De Jesus.“Ces (Molina) is hurt, but she’s ready to go,” said Delos Santos, who will be squaring off with F2 for the fourth straight conference.Meanwhile, Smart-Army and Cignal collide at 4:15 p.m. for the bronze medal.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Cops seen with teacher likely to be sacked – senior official

first_imgKescia Branche’s murderAs the Guyana Police Force digs deeper into the brutal murder of high school teacher Kescia Branche, the two cops who were initially implicated in the crime are to be sanctioned and likely to be sent home.Dead: Kescia BrancheFollowing internal investigations, departmental charges were filed against the two Police constables who were placed under close arrest during the early stages of the murder probes surrounding the incidents which led to the death of the 22-year-old Richard Ishmael Secondary School teacher.This is according to a release issued by the Guyana Police Force on Thursday, which detailed that the two ranks were found to be in breach of the Police Discipline Act.Based on Chapter 17:01 of the said legislation, the implicated ranks are said to be guilty of four offences. These offences are: neglect of duty; consuming intoxicating liquor while on duty; improper entrance to licensed premises; and acting in a manner likely to bring discredit on the reputation of the Force.However, while speaking to the Guyana Times on Friday, a high-ranking official of the GFP hinted that given that the ranks were at the centre of the murder of a civilian, they are likely to be sacked after the departmental charges are instituted.This is as the two Police constables were caught on camera leaving the Blue Martini Night Club in the company of the 22-year-old teacher just hours before she was found in a battered and unconscious state on Princes Street, Georgetown.Moreover, the three were shortly after sighted at a popular food outlet on Mandela Avenue, from which one of the cops claimed the now dead woman had left with a taxi, but instead she went missing.Branche succumbed to injuries while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital after she was found.As such, the implicated duo, along with two other ranks of the GPF, were taken into custody, but were later released.Nevertheless, Acting Crime Chief Paul Williams, earlier this month, told the media that the Force continues to seek legal advice in regard to alleged involved of the two Police officers in the murder of the school teacher.While positing that the ranks may not have been guilty of murder, Williams contended that they were nevertheless in breach of regulations of the Force.It was then that he assured that actions would be taken based on the findings of the investigation in relations to the involvement of the two ranks.Meanwhile, taxi driver 47-year-old Matthew Munroe of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) was earlier this month taken into custody and charged for the murder of Branche.His vehicle was impounded at the Brickdam Police Station after he fled the country just after the injured teacher was picked up off the streets.A post mortem examination conducted on the body of the woman revealed that Branche died as a result of blunt trauma to the head and haemorrhage.last_img read more

Flyers advance to second round of NPHL playoffs

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As play went on in the second period of last night’s game between the Fort St. John Flyers and Dawson Creek Canucks, the contest had a similar feeling to game four. The Flyers had built themselves another 2-0 lead only to watch it evaporate but this time around it was the Flyers recovering as they advanced to round two of the NPHL playoffs against the Grimshaw Huskies after a 7-2 win.The Flyers as they had all series controlled the first period and were up two heading into the second.Failing to come out with the same drive the Canucks again used the opportunity to draw back even with goals in the opening nine minutes of the frame.- Advertisement -The turn of events appeared to spark the Flyers as their legs started to move again, and with four minutes left in the period they regained the lead at 3-2.With momentum in their favour following the late goal the Flyers came out on fire in the third. They restored their two goal lead at the 4:45 mark, and would pot another two markers in a span of 1:56 to take firm control. An empty netter with two minutes left rounded out the scoring.Aside from the first half of the second period Flyers bench boss Andrew Leriger was pleased with the work of his team, and noted the benefit of being able to play with a full roster.Advertisement “The guys decided to skate and take to play. That’s our game. The games that we lose are the games they don’t want to skate. We played and were able to roll four lines and that makes a difference on the energy side, but the ten minutes that they didn’t want to skate in the second period is when Dawson took it to us,” he said.Leriger said after the Flyers third goal of the game late in the second, it helped set the tone for the final 20 minutes while taking some of the wind out of the sails of the Canucks.“Huge. It just gets us back up to a higher confidence level and deflates Dawson. The third period our job was to get pucks deep, make them go all the way back and control the play a little bit,” he said.The Flyers second line led by Adam Horst and Jeff Shipton were a big reason why Fort St. John was able to seize firm control in the third period. Horst said the team has had the ability all season to pull their socks up and get the job done when absolutely necessary.Advertisement “We’ve had periods like that all year. It seemed like when we really wanted to have a good period we were able to. For some reason we just weren’t able to pull it together in the first two to get what we wanted. I think everybody knew what was on the line in the third period and we just went for it,” he said.Scoring for the Flyers were Ryan Carter, Bryan Lewis, Tyler Loney, Adam Horst (2), Joey Massingham, and Brady Busche.The dates for the full best of seven series with the Grimshaw Huskies has yet to be announced but what is known is that the teams will drop the puck in Grimshaw for game one Saturday night. Following that game the series will be in Fort St. John for games two and four on Tuesday and next Saturday night, both at 8:30.last_img read more

Council and Staff meet on operating budget

first_imgMayor Lori Ackerman opted for Staff and Council to discuss the move to takes $580,000 of the $660,000 reduction and return it to the budget within the next few years to be discussed in 2017. She also took issue with the fourth recommendation, as Council had previously discussed funds not being used for infrastructure.“I understand the argument for putting money into a infrastructure gap,” said Mayor Ackerman. “But I think there’s a very solid reason from Council indicating it wouldn’t go into that.”The other three recommendations were carried.Smith highlighted $32 million in new and renewed infrastructure in the 2016 budget – for which a lot is in transportation, but $2.4 million of it being the City’s investment in the new elementary school’s gymnasium. She also acknowledged that this is the third year in a row the City of Fort St. John has reduced tax rates.Advertisement The City hoped a new construction tax revenues would be applied to reduce the property tax rate for single family dwellings from 3.98 per cent to 1.98 per cent. Unfortunately, the anticipated level of new construction was not realized, so reserve transfers were reduced — from $1 million to $628,000, a reduction of roughly $370,000 — to adjust the tax rate increase to 1.98 per cent.While an economic outlook was presented, while BC’s GDP is expected to exceed all other provinces in 2016/2017, Smith said looking to the future of economics can be rather hard to pin point.“As much as we can predict or look to something beyond a year or even beyond tomorrow, we’re not always certain that’s going to happen,” she said. “And if we did, we’d all be investing.” FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — City Council and City staff have met again to discuss the Operating Budget and 2016 – 2020 Financial Plan. This follow multiple meetings between Council and Staff regarding the budget.Council felt it would be in the best interest of many residents who are feeling the tough economic times, and directed Staff to reduce the tax increase a few times to achieve a rate Council felt was just right. A tax increase of 0.98 per cent was finally agreed upon, down from 3.98 per cent proposed by staff initially.The City’s General Manager of Corporate Services Mindy Smith ran through the presentation, and echoed those concerns.- Advertisement -“It’s important to have our taxes affordable to the community, but this time it’s important to recognize the slowdown in our economy,” she said.”Staff recommended several motions to Council, the first of which was to reduce the 3.98 per cent municipal CPI tax rate increase for an average single family dwelling to 0.98 per cent in the 2016 budget — a move that would be funded from a temporary reduction in services of $580,000, and a permanent reduction in the operating budget of $270,000.Staff also recommended the ratio for the other classes of properties remain consistent with the 2015 budget, that $580,000 of the $660,000 reduction be returned to the budget in 2017 and 2018 at $290,000 — or about one per cent — per year, that the funds from non-tax revenues be applied to the infrastructure gap, and that staff be authorized to proceed with the preparation of the 2016 – 2020 Financial Plan Bylaws.Advertisementlast_img read more

City to face Arsenal or Chelsea in Carabao Cup final

first_imgSergio Aguero’s placed finish then made it 4-1 on aggregate.Marlon Pack’s header and Aden Flint’s strike gave Championship side Bristol City hope before Kevin de Bruyne turned home Sane’s cutback with the last kick.Guardiola’s side will face either Arsenal or Chelsea, who play their semi-final second leg on Wednesday, in the final at Wembley on 25 February.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pep Guardiola celebrates emphatically after his strong line-up took control of the Carabao Cup semi-final. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 23 – Manchester City reached their first final under Pep Guardiola as the Premier League leaders beat battling Bristol City 3-2 in the Carabao Cup to meet either Arsenal or Chelsea in the final.The visitors, who won the first leg 2-1, took the lead on the night through Leroy Sane’s close-range strike.last_img read more

Magufuli gifts Taifa Stars players with land

first_img“I am very happy for the honour you’ve brought to our nation,” President Magufuli told the Taifa Stars players and members of the technical bench at State House in Dar es Salaam.“For the good work you have done to bring honour to Tanzania by qualifying for AFCON finals in Egypt, each player will get a parcel of land in Dodoma (the  administrative capital)” added the Tanzanian said president Magufuli.“I believe our players can put up a better show in Cairo, and go one place better by winning the title.”Coached by former Nigerian international Emmanuel Amunike, Tanzania ended the qualifying process with eight points in second place behind Uganda, who topped the Group L standings with 13 points.Taifa stars bounced back into contention for a place in the finals after two losses to Cape Verde and Lesotho in qualifying.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Tanzania president John Pombe Magufuli poses with Taifa Stars players after hosting them for a luncheon on March 25, 2019. PHOTO/Bin ZubeiryDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Mar 25 – Tanzanian president John Magufuli has gifted the national team players with parcels of land as a token for qualifying to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.On Sunday Tanzania thumped east African rivals Uganda 3-0 to reach the finals for the first time in 39 years.last_img read more

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

first_img– Luca Zidane is in Zizou’s plans –Zinedine Zidane gave his son Luca just a second start in goal for Real Madrid against La Liga’s bottom side Huesca, the 20-year-old getting his chance with Thibaut Courtois and Keylor Navas missing.However, the young Zidane may not be starting again any time too soon — he conceded twice as Real needed a late Karim Benzema goal to win 3-2.Luca Zidane made a rare start in goal as Real Madrid narrowly beat Huesca 3-2 in La Liga © AFP / JAVIER SORIANO“When I give Luca a game, I am not giving my son a game, I am giving a game to a member of the Real Madrid squad,” insisted the coach.Luca had been completely sidelined by former boss Julen Lopetegui earlier this season.Real have now won both games since ‘Zizou’ returned, but there were less than 50,000 at Sunday’s game at the Bernabeu, underlining the apathy amongst supporters just now.– Baby boom for Dortmund –Borussia Dortmund fans will have feared the worst when Marco Reus pulled out of their Bundesliga clash with Wolfsburg to be at the birth of his first child.Yet it proved to be a good day all round for both Reus and his club. Even without their talismanic captain, Dortmund snatched a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg to go top of the Bundesliga.As Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw in Freiburg, Paco Alcacer’s injury-time brace saw Dortmund go two points clear at the top.Just a few hours after full-time, Reus and his partner Scarlett Gartmann announced the arrival of their baby daughter.“There are some things which are more important than football,” said Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc.Yet Dortmund will no doubt be relieved when Reus returns in next week’s title-race showdown against Bayern.– No excuses for Ranieri’s Roma –Claudio Ranieri (L) and Carlo Ancelotti went head to head at the weekend as Roma faced Napoli — and it was the latter who came out on top © AFP / Andreas SOLARORoma president James Pallotta blasted his side’s 4-1 defeat at home by Napoli, saying Claudio Ranieri’s side need to “stand up and show they have balls”.Ranieri won his first match against Empoli after taking over from Eusebio Di Francesco but now has two losses on the trot against SPAL and Napoli.“Everyone knows what’s gone wrong this season and that’s why we had to make changes,” said Pallotta on Twitter. “But the time for excuses is over. The performance against SPAL wasn’t acceptable and today was even worse.”Last year’s Champions League semi-finalists slumped to seventh and are four points adrift of the top four.“These players have to stand up and show they have balls,” said Pallotta. “No more alibis for anyone.”– Dutch title race back on –Dusan Tadic celebrates with his teammates after scoring in Ajax’s 3-1 win over PSV Eindhoven © ANP/AFP / Olaf KRAAKThe fight for the Dutch league title is very much on again after Ajax beat leaders PSV Eindhoven 3-1 in Sunday’s big game in Amsterdam, despite playing most of the second half with 10 men after Noussair Mazraoui’s red card.The Champions League quarter-finalists — who face Juventus next week in that competition — were grateful to a Dusan Tadic penalty and a late David Neres goal to win it as they moved to within two points of the reigning champions with seven games remaining.It was a first defeat since early December for Mark van Bommel’s PSV side.– Strasbourg cap rise back to top –Strasbourg players celebrate with the French League Cup trophy after beating Guingamp on penalties in Saturday’s final © AFP / FREDERICK FLORINStrasbourg seized the rare chance to steal the limelight from Paris Saint-Germain in France as they won the League Cup by beating Guingamp on penalties in the final in Lille.Lionel Carole scored the winning spot-kick in the shoot-out after a 0-0 draw in a game that was largely forgettable, but certainly not for fans of the Alsace side.It is the third time they have won the trophy, and it caps a remarkable rise back to the top for the 1979 French champions.They were relegated to the fifth tier in 2011 after going into liquidation, but returned to Ligue 1 in 2017 and will now be playing in the Europa League next season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Spanish forward Paco Alcacer (second from right) was Borussia Dortmund’s hero as they beat Wolfsburg to go back to the top of the Bundesliga © AFP/File / SASCHA SCHUERMANNPARIS, France, Apr 1 – Barcelona, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all moved closer to retaining their domestic titles this weekend, but there were plenty of other talking points in Europe.AFP Sport takes a look back at the action as Borussia Dortmund and Ajax claimed big victories, and a famous old name lifted silverware in France.last_img read more

Lesson in tolerance

first_imgVisitors reviewed lessons on prejudice and explored the effects of intolerance by highlighting examples of worldwide discrimination and focusing on events of the Holocaust. The depictions helped “put a face” to the sophomores’ world history curriculum, said student Megan O’Connell. “This gives us a better visual from a different standpoint than just a history book,” added Onkar Dhindsa, 16, of Norwalk. The sophomores also watched video clips of more recent national tragedies such as 9/11, the murder of Matthew Shepard, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Los Angeles riots. Erik Mallory, a European history teacher at Santa Fe High, said the museum trip “awakens” students to ongoing situations of intolerance. He also hopes it instills in them a sense of personal responsibility. “I hope to think that the lessons they learned today will help them be aware of the signs \, and if it does happen, hopefully these students will take action,” he said. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Stephanie Pozuelos understands the impact freedom of speech has had throughout world history. The Santa Fe High School sophomore, who considers herself “outspoken about certain things,” has studied the civil rights movement and has heard messages that defend equality and oppose discrimination. Last week, Pozuelos also recognized the power of silence, especially when it relates to intolerance. “If you don’t do anything, if you just keep your mouth closed, you’re just being part of it,” the 16-year-old said during a visit to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Pozuelos was among 700 Santa Fe High students who recently visited the Simon Wiesenthal Center museum. The trips, which have been scheduled about twice a week, are part of an annual event for the high school’s entire sophomore class, according to Principal Monica Oviedo. The local students’ visit to the Museum of Tolerance was more than a class outing, however. Museum tour guides challenged the teenagers to personally resist intolerance by educating themselves and by getting to know people, even if another’s beliefs or heritage might be different from their own. The lessons hit home for the Santa Fe High students, several of whom admitted they’d been on the receiving – and sometimes the delivering – end of intolerance. “No matter who we are or where we’re from, we’ve all experienced prejudice,” said Lorraine Simpson, a museum docent. “We’re more alike than we think.” last_img read more