Milan is in Barcelona to close the signing of Todibo

first_imgToo many circumstances that push the club to think that it is best for Todibo to go out and see the world, play in an elite team such as the legendary Milan where it will have pressure, but it can also measure its limits. Barça and Milan could announce an agreement imminently. At the moment, the player did not enter the list of summoned Ernesto Valverde for the game this Saturday at 9:00 pm at the RCDE Stadium against Espanyol. As confirmed by As, emissaries of Milan are in Barcelona since Friday night to try to close the signing of Jean-Clair Todibo. In principle, the French player, who turned 20 on December 30, It will be transferred in the direction of San Siro, but the conditions of the operation have yet to be established. In any case, Barça will always have options to recover the player.Landed only a year ago in Barcelona from Toulouse as one of the most promising central European football (Barça won the race to Juventus), the causes of Todibo’s departure are several. To get started, the Frenchman is not having minutes and for a young man in progression that is a deficit. But there is more. The club is aware that the player has a high soccer potential, but its adaptation to Barcelona, ​​due to an accumulation of circumstances, has not been the best. This has been detected by Barça technicians and also by those of the French Federation. His protagonism in the selections has not gone to more, but on the contrary.last_img read more

Atlético asked for two penalties and the expulsion of Eraso

first_imgAtlético-Leganés who had to push forward Mateu Lahoz had a lot to whistle. The rojiblanco team, without going any further, claimed two penalties and one expulsion. Simeone requested the red for Eraso for a hard tackle on Lodi, and it was the Argentine coach who ended up being reprimanded. For Iturralde González, referee of the SER and As, the Leganés player had to be sent off by Mateu Lahoz. “That is red, very red. It goes with the straight leg, does not remove it … You get it wrong and you make a break in the knee because the leg is used almost as a weapon, ”explains Iturralde. Eraso only saw the yellow one. Afterwards, the mattresses asked for a penalty on Vitolo. The canary dribbled in the area to Recio, who went to the ground and there was contact. For Iturralde it is not enough for Mateu to give penalty. “It is not a penalty. Live is a very fast action, but it is Vitolo who seeks contact when the defense is on the ground, ”he says. Atlético later claimed another maximum penalty, this time on Felipe when the center was going to finish off in the area and it seems that Recio touches him on the foot. Iturralde is also clear that it is not enough for the maximum penalty. “There is nothing, it is he who hits the ground,” says the referee.The match ended with Cuéllar, Leganés goalkeeper, sent off. Mateu took the second yellow for wasting time. The goal, which already had a card, was playing with fire. “The Leganés goalkeeper receives the ball from the ball boy and returns it,” explains Iturralde which also observes the goalkeeper as the culprit of the tangana that took place later. “The fault of everything is the unfortunate attitude of Cuéllar. It has taken four minutes to leave the field after the expulsion ”, sentence.last_img read more

US champion off WC roster over Nike uniform squabble

first_imgMIAMI:As other runners wrap up their preparation for the World Championships in Beijing, Nick Symmonds plans to retreat into nature, seeking solitude after being left off the United States squad in a squabble over Nike uniforms the team must wear.Fishing and climbing rocks are a way for the middle-distance runner to clear his mind and deal with the “frustration and letdown that I’m experiencing right now”, he said.Symmonds, a silver medallist at 800 metres at the last World Championships, refused to sign a contract that USA Track and Field (USTATF) requires of all athletes before they’re placed on the team. When the official roster was named on Monday, Symmonds wasn’t on it despite his win at the US championships in June.For Symmonds, the issue is Nike’s standing as USATF’s official uniform sponsor. Anyone going to Beijing later this month on the US team is required to wear Nike gear at team functions. Symmonds is sponsored by a rival shoe company, Brooks, and wanted a clear definition of what a Team USA function was.”I guess a small part of me thought they weren’t stupid enough to leave me off the team,” Symmonds said. “Apparently, they are.”Emotionally and physically, I’m beat up right now.”Except for the exclusion of Symmonds, there were no surprises on the roster released Monday. There are five defending World champions on the US squad, including Ashton Eaton (decathlon), LaShawn Merritt (400 metres), David Oliver (hurdles), Brittney Reese (long jump), and Brianna Rollins (hurdles).Marquee sprinters such as Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, and Allyson Felix are also on the team.Taking Symmonds’ place in the 800m is Clayton Murphy, who finished fourth at nationals.too much powerThe 31-year-old Symmonds is known for taking stances on social and business issues that surround what he believes is a widely corrupt world of track and field. He said he couldn’t sit idly by on this topic, believing that giving Nike so much power on what athletes can and can’t wear at major events may hinder sponsorship deals down the road.”We have to wear Team USA kit at all official Team USA functions, which is fine. I’m fine with it,” said Symmonds, who plans to eschew training for a bit to fish and rock climb. “The problem is they never define what a Team USA function is. They do that almost on purpose so they can call anything a Team USA function.”USATF makes about $20 million a year in a sponsorship contract with Nike that was recently extended to run through 2040.The federation issued a statement on Monday, saying, “The only restriction USATF places on athletes’ apparel or appearance at any time is when they represent the United States in national team competitions, award ceremonies, official team press conferences, and other official team functions tied to these national team events.”USATF said it invests more than 50 per cent of its revenue directly into athlete support.”We look forward to continuing to expand our programmes for athletes and we hope to see Nick on future national teams,” the statement said.Symmonds was a Nike-sponsored athlete for about seven years before switching to Brooks last year. He did so because “I needed a company that could work with me and match my personality a little bit better”, Symmonds said.He won the 800m at the National Championships in June, finishing in a time of one minute, 44.53 seconds. Symonds decided to skip lucrative competitions in Europe to concentrate on his training in Seattle so he could be in prime shape for Beijing. He felt like he was possibly in even better condition than when he earned silver at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow.”We’re not going to get a chance to find out what I can do,” Symmonds said. “That’s a travesty.”Although he has an airline ticket and a visa into China, Symmonds isn’t sure if he will attend as a spectator or watch from home.”I want to apologise to the fans who want to see me run,” Symmonds said. “I just feel that I can’t go out there and put on that Team USA jersey and feel good about it, while all the athletes are being mercilessly bullied and threatened by USATF at the same time.”last_img read more

Enmore teen missing

first_imgAn Enmore, East Coast Demerara family has been worried since Monday when 15-year-old Vilma Anant wentMissing: Vilma “Kamini” Anantmissing.Guyana Times understands that Anant, commonly known as “Kamini”, is a Fourth Form (Grade 10) student of Apex Academy. The teenager reportedly left for school on Monday morning but upon arriving at the gate, she turned around and left – and has not been seen or heard from since.Speaking with this newspaper, Anant’s uncle, Vijay Sukhdeo, explained that “Kamini” had been living with them since she was little. He said the teenager’s parents had resided in Mahaica Creek, but separated years ago so he and his wife took in “Kamini”.“She come live with us from since nursery to now and we never had any problems like this before,” the worried man related.Sukhdeo recalled that on Monday morning “Kamini” sat down to have breakfast with the family and all seemed to be well with her. She then left for school. He noted some time after they got a call from the school asking about her.“Because it’s a private school, they would call home whenever a student does not show up. So the teacher called home and asked about her and I told her that she left to go to school, but the teacher said she wasn’t there,” the man noted.He added that later in the day when the school bus returned to drop off students, they enquired from the driver and he confirmed that he dropped the teenager off in the morning.Sukhdeo went on to relate that he visited the school on Tuesday and was shown footage from Monday morning. “Mr Ali showed me the video and we see her going up to the school gate and then she turn around and left,” the man said.The cameras did not extend to the road, so it cannot be said where the young lady could have gone from the school’s Atlantic Gardens, ECD location. According to her uncle, there was no one with his niece at the time nor did anything seem to be amiss with her.Furthermore, the man said that on Monday after the young woman failed to return home, the family contacted all her relatives and friends, but no one had seen or heard from her.A worried Sukhdeo explained to this newspaper that his niece was a quiet individual and had never caused such a problem. “I don’t know what happen … I really can’t say why she would disappear like that, we never had any problems with her… this is the first time something like this happen,” he said.The family is pleading with the teenager to return home as soon as possible, and is also requesting members of the public with information on the whereabouts of 15-year-old Vilma “Kamini” Anant to contact them on 616-6345 or the nearest Police Station.last_img read more

$25M set aside for night court arrangements

first_imgApproximately million has been allocated to facilitate night court sessions, which are expected to commence in a matter of weeks.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told media operatives on Monday that while certain terms were yet to be determined, Government has set aside a huge sum of money to cover the expenses of this undertaking.“The Minister of Finance (Winston Jordan) has allocated a sum in the vicinity of million for this kind of arrangement…I don’t know if that will be sufficient, depending on how many Magistrates we appoint,” he explained.Initial reports had suggested that there would be five temporary Magistrates appointed to man the night court.Ramjattan noted that the Judicial Services Commission would have to convene a meeting to appoint the Magistrates.Government took a decision to introduce the night court system in an effort to dispose of the huge back-log of cases that have kept inmates on remand for years.This initiative is part of a package of prison reforms taken by the Administration following the deadly prison riot at the Camp Street penitentiary which claimed the lives of 17 inmates.Presently, Magistrates open their courts from 09:00h and close at 14:00h, Monday to Friday.According to reports, the night courts will be opened from 16:00h to 20:00h, Monday to Friday.Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Carl Singh had suggested that this initiative last for a period of six months.last_img read more

Kings deal Norstrom to Dallas

first_imgStaying true to form, the final dealing day of the season was busy. Coming on the heels of the most active deadline day in 2006 when 25 trades were completed, at least 20 went down in the final hours Tuesday. Islanders general manager Garth Snow mulled offers for Blake, an impending unrestricted free agent this summer, and then pounced when Smyth became available when contract talks with the Oilers broke down. New York sent first-round picks Robert Nilsson (2003) and Ryan O’Marra (2005), along with the Islanders’ first-round choice in this year’s draft to Edmonton for Smyth, who has 31 goals and 53 points in 53 games this season. The Sharks sent left wing Ville Nieminen, college forward Jay Barriball and New Jersey’s first-round pick to the rebuilding Blues for Guerin. The injury-plagued Bertuzzi was traded by the Panthers for forward Shawn Matthias after playing seven games this season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Norstrom, the Kings captain since 2002, is the team’s career leader in games played among defensemen with 780. He has two goals, seven assists and 40 penalty minutes in 62 games this season. “Mattias solidifies our defensive group and also adds character and veteran leadership to our locker room,” Stars general manager Doug Armstrong said. “We look for him to make an immediate impact on this hockey club as we push towards the playoffs.” In separate trades, the Kings acquired defenseman Jamie Heward from the Washington Capitals for a conditional fifth-round pick in 2008 and sent little-used forward Jason Ward to Tampa Bay for a fifth-round pick in 2007. Heward has four goals, 12 assists and 27 penalty minutes in 52 games. Ward had an assist and four penalty minutes in seven games. The New York Islanders kept their leading scorer and stole the one that makes the Edmonton Oilers go. The Islanders, just minutes before the NHL trading deadline expired Tuesday afternoon, took Ryan Smyth away from the Oilers after deciding to hold onto Jason Blake. The big deal trumped those made earlier in the day, including ones that sent Bill Guerin from the St. Louis Blues to the San Jose Sharks and Todd Bertuzzi from Florida to Detroit. center_img LOS ANGELES – The Kings traded defenseman Mattias Norstrom, right wing Konstantin Pushkarev and two draft picks to the Dallas Stars for defenseman Jaroslav Modry and three draft choices Tuesday. The moves were the latest in a series by general manager Dean Lombardi to unload players before Tuesday’s trade deadline as part of his efforts to rebuild the slumping Kings, who will not make the playoffs this season. last_img read more

Lakers playing in the moment

first_img“If I was feeling a little wimpish,” Bryant said, “I got a good dose of `Patton’ today on AMC. That knocked the yellowbelly right out of me.” It was not an easy night for Bryant. He suffered a hyperextended left elbow in the first half and donned an arm sleeve in the second quarter. His back tightened from the time in bed and he briefly headed to the locker room at the end of the third quarter. Bryant finished with 35points, making only 7 of 21shots, but subsisted at the foul line, where he went 21 of 24. Yet it was Bryant’s supporting cast that came up with the biggest plays down the stretch. Parker knocked down two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, the second breaking an 82-82 tie with 4:23 remaining. Odom followed by connecting on a 21-footer and the Lakers went into a timeout with 3:20 left leading 87-84. That set the stage for Evans, who scored just 10 points Monday. Evans finally broke through with a dunk off an Odom pass in the fourth quarter. Out of the timeout, though, Odom drew the defense and fired a pass to Evans alone at the 3-point arc. His shot was good all the way and the Lakers never looked back. Odom finished an assist shy of a triple-double with 19points, 14 rebounds and only one turnover. “Right now, I’m just in the zone of making plays for my teammates,” Odom said. “Sometimes that’s going to be just shooting the ball eight times.” ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3610 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SALT LAKE CITY – Back when his team was searching for an escape from a six-game losing streak, Lakers coach Phil Jackson said he was waiting for a moment to arrive when his players would “play for each other and with each other.” Time will tell if Monday night’s 102-94 victory over the Utah Jazz was that moment, but the argument could be made after Lamar Odom, Smush Parker and Maurice Evans all delivered in the fourth quarter of a game Kobe Bryant was just trying to get through. https://embed.sendtonews.com/oembed/?fk=bRolOyFR&cid=8121&sound=off&format=json&offsetx=0&offsety=0&floatwidth=400&floatposition=bottom-right&float=on The Lakers brought a 12-16 road record to a place where the Jazz had won 22 of 28 games this season and left with a victory. They did so as Bryant battled a sore throat that left him speaking to a crowd in almost a whisper afterward. If this was a playoff preview, the Lakers will remember the parade Bryant made to the foul line in the second quarter, when the crowd nearly booed the roof off the building. They will remember Odom’s finest game since returning from a knee injury. center_img They will remember the six3-pointers Parker made and the 24points he scored, including 13 in a first quarter when he couldn’t miss. And they will remember the 3-pointer Evans buried with 3:07 remaining in a game in which he made just two of 11 shots. It added up to the Lakers’ third victory in a row after the longest losing streak of Jackson’s career, and a question to Bryant about whether the coach’s mantra of “playing for one another” had taken hold. “We’re getting there,” Bryant said. “It’s understanding that your success individually is connected to the success of the team. It’s not about what you can do as individual players, but it’s what you can do with this puzzle that we have here.” Derek Fisher led Utah with 23 points – including a four-point play and 3-pointer late – but Mehmet Okur made just 3 of 19 shots. The Jazz had won eight of nine games, including two in a row with Carlos Boozer back from injury. Bryant complained before Sunday’s game against Golden State that he feared he was coming down with strep throat. He did not attend the morning shootaround and spent the day in bed, where he found inspiration in an unlikely source. last_img

Chelsea v Liverpool on talkSPORT: Roy Evans on the Reds’ chances of reaching Wembley

first_imgRoy Evans joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Chelsea in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final.The tie is finely poised after a 1-1 draw at Anfield last week and Evans is hoping his old club can go all the way.“Chelsea have been in really good form but Liverpool played one of their best games of the season [in the first leg] and, in my eyes, deserved to win the game,” said the Merseyside club’s ex-boss.“It is a big game tonight and I suppose it depends on who wants it the most.“Liverpool are coming into a bit of form and bit more consistency so that will give them a chance.”Tune into talkSPORT on Tuesday night for live and exclusive national radio coverage of Chelsea v Liverpoollast_img read more

Serena, Nadal and Murray confirmed for Australian Open

first_img0Shares0000Serena Williams returned from giving birth to her first child to reach the 2018 Wimbledon and US Open finals, but suffered upset losses in both to leave her stuck on 23 major wins © GETTY/AFP/File / Noah GrahamMELBOURNE, Australia, Dec 5 – Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park.That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Williams returned from giving birth to her first child to reach the 2018 Wimbledon and US Open finals, but suffered upset losses in both to leave her stuck on 23 major wins.Australian Open organisers said she was among the entries for the opening Grand Slam of the year as she attempts to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24.Her appearance will mark her first major since her controversial rant at an umpire during the US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka, which overshadowed the Japanese star’s biggest ever win.In the aftermath, Roger Federer said Williams “went too far”.“Serena Williams, currently ranked 16, will make her highly anticipated return to Melbourne for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant with baby Alexis Olympia,” said tournament organiser Craig Tiley.The evergreen Federer will be back to defend his title, along with long-time adversary Novak Djokovic. Caroline Wozniacki defends the women’s crown.Organisers said the world’s top 102 women and top 101 men have all confirmed they will be playing.The only top-100 absentee from the women’s draw is 74th-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska of Polandwho recently announced her retirement.“It’s always special to see our defending champions — Caroline had her first Grand Slam win here last year so will be keen to start 2019 on a high,” said Tiley.“And of course Roger Federer has special memories of Melbourne, having won here six times, something only Novak (Djokovic) and Roy Emerson have done in the past.“I’ve been in touch with Rafa and he’s back to full fitness after cutting his season short after Paris and can’t wait to arrive in Australia,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Mulroy Woods earns accolade as a ‘Great Place to Stay and Eat’

first_imgMulroy Woods Hotel Milford has been awarded another incredible accolade  – the Hotel is now listed in “Lucinda O’Sullivan’s Little Black Book of Great Places to Stay and Eat in Ireland”. Lucinda O’Sullivan is Ireland’s most widely read food and hospitality critic and through her ‘Little Black Book’ she shares her unprecedented knowledge of the Irish Tourism and Food Industry. Lucinda is totally unsponsored by any organisation or body, she is free to include whom she feels she can personally recommend. Mulroy Woods Management Team: Shaun Boyle, Darren Mc Cann, Kasia Mastyna, Patricia Kelly (Owner), Donagh Mc Closkey, Siobhán Barrett-Doherty, Lee Vambeck Owners Marty & Patricia Kelly are absolutely delighted, “We are totally overwhelmed to be in receipt of the Lucinda O’Sullivan recommendation. It’s more of an honour as the Hotel is only two years in business, we are a highly committed and invested team and are proud to say that we are going from strength to strength. “This is a very prestigious Little Black Book to be part of and it is testimony to the continued efforts of our hard working team. Inspectors came to the Hotel, they stayed, ate and drank and we were completely unaware of their presence. “We had no idea until we were contacted by Lucinda O’Sullivan to advise us that we were recommended as one of only 4 Hotels in Donegal that is great “to stay and eat”. Lucinda O’Sullivan has appeared on RTE’s The Restaurant as Guest Critic and is a frequent contributor on RTE’s most popular radio show Today with Pat Kenny. Her Little Black Book of Great Places to Stay & Eat is the hottest guide to Irish accommodation encompassing and unravelling the real Ireland of today which is funky, quirky, fun and gloriously romantic on the Wild Atlantic Way! She has an unerring feel for sourcing the little place that might be just that little bit different.“Mulroy Woods is passionate about ensuring a warm and inviting memorable experience for all our guests and our renovation and refurbishment projects throughout the last 2 years are testament to our continued efforts.“Enhancements include the addition of 12 superior guest bedrooms, refurbishment of main Reception area, The Lounge, Harper’s Restaurant, The Mulroy Banqueting Suite and the Honeymoon Suite. There are also plans in the pipeline in the near future which will further enhance our product offerings.“The Little Black Book is known as a godsend for travellers, they know and trust Lucinda and have followed in her footsteps for years. This will be a massive boost for business with very exciting times ahead for the Hotel.”Mulroy Woods earns accolade as a ‘Great Place to Stay and Eat’ was last modified: May 17th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:awardcriticlucinda o’sullicanMulroy Woods Hotellast_img read more