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August 6, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img It’s not clear, though, if Barça can sell players while they are under FIFA’s transfer ban. After six seasons with Arsenal and two in the background at Barcelona, Alex Song is once again able to enjoy his football on loan at West Ham.  10/10/2014 The ‘Daily Star’ have published a story on Friday suggesting that Liverpool are still interested in the Cameroon international, as previously published in Sport. If Liverpool are keen to sign Song next summer, or even in January, following his impressive form back in England, they would still have to fork out for his services – he has a contract at Barça until 2017. Upd. at 21:27 After just a few weeks in the Premier League, Song has already established himself in the West Ham team.  And it seems reasonable to expect him to leave the Catalan club for good next summer. Carlos Domínguez CEST Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano, Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Samper are all now ahead of him in the pecking order. Either way, it’s hard to imagine Song will have a future back at Camp Nou. They may have to loan Song to the Anfield club to start with and then sell him at a later date, as Manchester United have done with Radamel Falcao.last_img read more

August 5, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows Cardinia Shire Council has upheld its “commitment” to take a stance against family violence by rejecting an…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

August 2, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED are understood to be lining up a deal to replace Jose Mourinho with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.SunSport exclusively revealed that the Red Devils are prepared to fork out £40million to nab the Argentinian, with United languishing in eighth spot.9 Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be the number one target to replace Jose MourinhoCredit: EPA9 Jose Mourinho is under huge pressure at Old Trafford with the club sitting in eighth spotCredit: PA:Press AssociationThey are in serious danger of missing out on the top four, and it is believed that Pochettino is the club’s only target next summer.Poch only signed a five-year, £8m-a-season deal with Spurs last year, but that hasn’t put off United as they look to lure him to the Theatre of Dreams.But who has fared better since Mourinho replaced Louis van Gaal in 2016?SunSport gives you the breakdown on the key information…9 Spurs beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford earlier on in the seasonCredit: Reuters9 It has been reported that United are willing to fork out £40million to bring Pochettino to the Theatre of DreamsCredit: Times Newspapers LtdPremier League recordPochettino has transformed Tottenham since taking over from Tim Sherwood in 2014, turning the North London club into a force to be reckoned with.After missing out on the league title in the 2015/16 season – with Mourinho joining United that summer – many predicted Spurs to slowly drift down the table, but that couldn’t be further than the truth.They finished second behind Chelsea the following campaign, before achieving third place last season – the same position they sit this term after 15 games played.Since the Special One moved to Manchester, Poch has guided Spurs to 60 league wins, 16 draws and 15 defeats.LATEST MAN UTD NEWSExclusiveMUFF SAIDOwner of The Fishy Muff takeaway in Donegal reveals business is boomingVideoJAW DROPPINGKerry woman goes viral after very Irish reaction to shark sighting at Oz beachHAIR OF THE DODGELaugh-out-loud (and revolting) pics show the fun fur-covered blokes haveFRED PUZZLEMystery of Labrador dog that lives at Aras an Uachtarain finally solvedVideoTOTS TV7 times kids caused absolute chaos on live TV – from hijacking a news report to PEEING on This MorningNo kidding aroundParents share their kids’ laugh-out-loud comebacks but some are so brutal they’ll make you winceManchester United 2-2 Arsenal – Both teams left ruing defensive howlers as points shared at Old TraffordThey have a goal difference of a whopping plus 110 having found the back of the net on a staggering 188 occasions.It is a stark contrast to United who have scored just 146 times in that period, as they boasts a goal difference of just 64.Mourinho – who has won 49 and lost 16 league games – guided United to a sixth-placed spot in his first season, before his side finished second last campaign.But they have been nothing short of disastrous this term, as they languish in eighth spot – nine points behind Spurs – and have already conceded 25 goals, just three shy of last season’s tally.9 United are currently winless in their last four Premier League gamesCredit: Getty Images – Getty9 Tottenham got back to winning ways on Wednesday with a 3-1 win against Southampton at WembleyCredit: EPAEuropean recordDespite Tottenham impressing in the top-flight, they continue to stutter in European competitions.While they have recorded famous wins against Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Borussia Dortmund since 2016, they have faltered in the knockout stages.They dropped down to the Europa League in 2016/17, where they crashed out at the last-32 stage to Belgian side Gent, while they lost to Juventus in the last-16 last season.And it looks as though they have to get a result against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Tuesday if they wish to proceed past the group stage.Mourinho won the Europa League in his debut season with United to secure a Champions League spot, but crashed out against Sevilla in the last-16 last term.But they have progressed out of the group stage this year, finishing second behind the Old Lady – who they beat 2-1 in Turin.9 It could be Mourinho’s last season in charge with the club in danger of missing out on the top fourCredit: Getty – Contributor9 Ed Woodward has already been turned down by Pochettino once beforeCredit: AFP or licensorsStyle of playUnited fans are used to witnessing free-flowing fast attacking moves, with players displaying skill and finesse as they dominate the game.Always on the front foot, Red Devils supporters want to be dazzled and entertained as they secure the three points.But that isn’t how Mourinho sets his team out. Fans have been treated to long ball football, a ‘park the bus’ style of play and experienced players preferred over home grown talent.While Spurs have grown admirers from rival fans and pundits thanks to their aggressive, high-pressing and quick tempo play.It’s everything United supporters have been craving.Tottenham 3-1 Southampton – Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min strike as Tottenham return to winning waysTrophiesBut for all of Spurs’ brilliant play, they are yet to win a piece of silverware since 2008 where they beat Chelsea in the League Cup final.Often accused of ‘bottling it’, Tottenham have reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup in the last two seasons running.While they look forward to a quarter-final clash against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup later this month.As well as winning the Europa League, Mourinho won the EFL Cup in his first year, while they lost to Chelsea in the FA Cup final last season.But what is seen as a huge success by Pochettino is Spurs’ net spend is just £76m since taking charge, compared to the £302m under Mourinho.What they saidGary Neville has been full of praise for Pochettino, he said of him: “I love him as a coach, he is one of my favourite coaches in world football.”Every time I see a Tottenham game I enjoy it, they try to play the right way, and he has done a brilliant job.9 United drew 2-2 with Arsenal on Wednesday to leave themselves 18 points behind leaders Manchester CityCredit: Reuters”They are sustaining top-four finishes and performing well game-in, game-out, season-in, season-out, and at the highest level I have seen over 30 years.”While Paul Scholes believes Mourinho should leave, he said last month: “He’s coming out in press conferences and constantly having a go at players, having a go at people above him because he’s not getting what he wants.”I think his mouth is out of control and he’s embarrassing the club. It’s like he wants to get the sack.”Rio Ferdinand echoed his statements, he added: “When you get the comments where he’s hammering four or five of the young players at the club, saying their mentality isn’t right, what do you expect?”Do you expect to have players on your side or do you expect your players to go ‘hold on a minute, my manager is hammering me in public again’?”I just don’t think it’s right for a football manager to be doing that.”MOST READ IN FOOTBALLBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upIt’s match week 16 of the Premier League as Chelsea take on Manchester City and Leicester take on Tottenhamlast_img read more

January 15, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img(Sta Rosa Multi-Purpose Gym)ADVERTISEMENT 3 p.m.—Philippines vs Vietnam5 p.m.—Thailand vs IndonesiaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Before a hometown crowd that sometimes borders on the fanatical, the Philippine women’s team will try to score a medal in the second leg of the Asean Volleyball Grand Prix that would quantify the popularity the sport is enjoying these days.The Nationals, made up of marquee names from at least nine clubs from the rival Philippine Superliga and Premier Volleyball League, open against Vietnam in the 3 p.m. game at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Gym in Laguna on Friday as Alyssa Valdez marks her return to national team duty after missing the first leg in Thailand. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees ‘People evacuated on their own’center_img Fortunately for the host, Vietnam won’t have its high-scoring team captain, Tran Thi Thanh Thuy, who unloaded 25 points against the Philippines during the first leg in Thailand.But opposite hitter Dang Thu Kim Thanh and middle blocker Tran Thi Bich Thuy will be around to get the Filipino defense busy.The Philippines outlasted Vietnam in the first leg, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-12, to snatch bronze.Saturday’s assignment will be lot tougher as the Philippines takes on full-force Thailand, which has won every SEA Games gold medal since 2005.The country snatched a set against the World Grand Prix regular before bowing, 25-13, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20.This will be the last time the Nationals will play in an official tournament before the biennial meet where it is hoping to finally land medal after lording over the sport and end decades of heartache dating back to the late 1980s.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Philippines finished third a couple of weeks back in Nakhon Ratchasima, which Valdez missed because of an ankle sprain sustained days before the team left.Admission is free and there will be a livestream for fans to follow the meet, which is essentially a dry run for the actual Southeast Asian Games competitions slated late next month.While Valdez returns, the Nationals will be without prolific scorer Kalei Mau, who is recovering from a calf injury, and setter Alohi Robins-Hardy, another Fil-American who couldn’t obtain a Philippine passport on time.Jia Morado and Jasmine Nabor are left as the team’s setters for the four-nation meet.A third Fil-American, Iris Tolenada, will only join the team in the Japan training camp later this month.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Ceres nears title, wants to end season undefeated LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

January 10, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Peace River South BC Liberal candidate Mike Bernier won re-election on Tuesday night with a large victory over his lone opponent.Bernier finished with 6,180 votes (75%). BC NDP candidate Stephanie Goudie ended up with 1,991 (24%).In total, 8,171 votes were cast in Peace River South. In 2013, there were 9,395 votes. Bernier took home 4,373 votes (46.7%) in that election. He did have more challengers last time around with a BC NDP candidate, a Conservative candidate and one Independent candidate.- Advertisement -Bernier was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Energy Literacy and the Environment for the Minister of Environment in 2014. On July 30, 2015, he was chosen to be Minister of Education.Bernier also was a City Councillor in Dawson Creek from 2005 to 2008 and then served as Mayor from 2008-2013.last_img read more

December 29, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_img NONLEAGUE Calvary Baptist La Verne 68, Palm Valley 58: Isaac Berliner had 27 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists to lead host Calvary Baptist La Verne over Palm Valley. Randy Agyepong added 15 points for Calvary Baptist La Verne (12-5). Erik Salcido also added 11 points in the Bulldog’s winning effort. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Senior Darren Moore had 20 points, five steals and six assists as Ayala extended its winning streak to 14 games by defeating Glendora (13-7, 1-2) 57-48 on Wednesday in Sierra League play. Senior Michael Marks added 17 points, including five three-pointers, and had 10 rebounds for Ayala (16-1, 3-0), which will play Chino at 7 p.m. on Friday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Damien 70, Chino 42:Senior Brandon Moreland had 21 points for Damien (11-9, 2-1), as the Spartans cruised to an easy victory over the Cowboys (0-3 in league). Preston Browne had another 18 points for the Spartans, while Orlando Brazier led the Cowboys with 19 points. Damien plays at Chino Hills at 7 p.m. on Friday, while Chino plays Ayala also at 7 p.m. Friday. MIRAMONTE LEAGUE BONITA 71, HACIENDA HEIGHTS LOS ALTOS 49: Brock Zylstra had 25 points, 13 rebounds and four assists, and John Miller added 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bearcats (14-5, 2-0) past the Conquerors (13-7, 2-1). Chapelle Brown scored 19 points to lead Los Altos, which trailed only 26-25 at halftime. Bonita hosts Garey at 7 p.m. Friday. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Pomona 58, Ganesha 38:Senior guard Kelly Johnson had 20 points and senior forward Jaron Devine added 15 more as the Red Devils (10-10, 2-1) defeated the Giants (0-3 in Valle Vista League play). Pomona will play San Dimas at 7 p.m. on Friday. center_img SIERRA LEAGUE CHINO HILLS 56, DIAMOND BAR 49: Senior Cameron Crain scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds as the Huskies (9-11, 2-1) defeated the Brahmas. Junior Eddie Giron scored 13 points off the bench in the win for Chino Hills which will play host to Damien at 7 p.m. Friday. last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_img Out: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City) – £8.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Algerian has returned to training but is going to be out of shape and lacking match fitness so won’t feature against Manchester City. We advise leaving him out until he’s back and proving himself again. Out: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) – £7.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With the Blues out of form, the Spaniard needing rest, and a couple of tricky tests coming up in the next few weeks, Alonso is a player you may want to consider dropping. In: Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) – £6.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Ecuador right-back Valencia gets the job done defensively – no messing. He’s also handy going forward even if his crossing isn’t all that and could feature heavily against Newcastle. 10 10 10 Out: Phil Jones (Manchester United) – £5.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Left out against Huddersfield last weekend, the England international may now be in Jose Mourinho’s bad books, especially with Marcos Rojo doing well in his absence. 10 10 In: Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) – £5.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As Bournemouth’s form improves, the Dutch defender is at the heart of it all. He’s capable of clean sheets and the odd goal, especially with games against Huddersfield, Newcastle United, and Leicester City. 10 10 10 10 Out: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) – £6.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – The Eagles winger is out for around a month, which will frustrate fans at Selhurst Park and FPL managers around the globe. In: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) – £7.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If you’re a forward planning manager, the Armenian is your man. He’s got games against Tottenham and Man City next but after this it’s plaining sailing with assists for days – we hope! Out: Heung-Min Son (Tottenham) – £8.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Everyone loves Sonny but the South Korean hasn’t had a goal or an assist in his last three Premier League games. He may also be impacted by Toby Alderweireld’s return to fitness with Spurs possibly returning to a back-three against Arsenal as they plan to combat the electric Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. In: Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – £9.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Just like Mkhitaryan, this one is more forward planning move. Ozil is looking back to his best and could thrive with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in front of him. It’s that time again, after a relaxed week for most teams, the Premier League is back and so is FPL.We’ve got what promises to be one of the fixtures of the season on Saturday as Tottenham host north London rivals Arsenal live on talkSPORT at 12:30pm, while there is plenty of action elsewhere too.Such a big fixture could give you a huge selection headache, while injuries and suspensions may well be depleting your squad – so we’re here to help!Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… In: Gerard Deulofeu (Watford) – £6.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – All aboard the hype train. The Spaniard looks like he did some extra training with Lionel Messi during his return to Barcelona. He ripped it up against Chelsea and has good fixtures coming up. 10last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_img1 Arsenal have joined the chase for £50million-rated German striker Timo Werner, according to reports.Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea have already been linked with the 21-year-old, who has 16 goals and four assists for RB Leipzig this season.Those clubs were put on alert earlier this week following reports claiming the Germany international has rejected a new contract with the Bundesliga side.READ MORE: In-demand RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner rejects contract extensionAnd now, according to The Sun, Arsenal have joined their Premier League rivals in the race for the in-demand hitman.Werner was the highest-scoring German player in the Bundesliga last season with 21 goals in 32 appearances – as Leipzig finished runners-up to Bayern Munich in their first ever top flight season.Arsene Wenger is a big fan and the Arsenal boss reportedly sent scouts to watch the striker at Leipzig’s Europa League clash against Napoli on Thursday – where he scored twice in a 3-1 victory in Italy.Werner also has seven goals in ten games for Germany, and he could link up with international team-mates Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Shkodran Mustafi if he moves to the Emirates Stadium in the summer. Timo Werner has 16 goals and four assists for RB Leipzig this season last_img read more

December 26, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgWASHINGTON – Take a slow deep breath, then exhale just as slowly. Can you take fewer than 10 breaths a minute? Research suggests breathing that slowly for a few minutes a day is enough to help some people nudge down bad blood pressure. Why would that brief interlude of calm really work? A scientist at the National Institutes of Health thinks how we breathe might hold a key to how the body regulates blood pressure – and that it has less to do with relaxation than with breaking down all that salt most of us eat. Now Dr. David Anderson is trying to prove it, with the help of a special gadget that trains volunteers with hypertension to slow-breathe. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesIf he’s right, the work could shed new light on the intersection between hypertension, stress and diet. “If you sit there under-breathing all day and you have a high salt intake, your kidneys may be less effective at getting rid of that salt than if you’re out hiking in the woods,” said Anderson, who heads research into behavior and hypertension at the NIH’s National Institute on Aging. An estimated 65 million Americans have high blood pressure, putting them at increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, kidney damage, blindness and dementia. Many don’t know it. Anyone can get high blood pressure, measured as a level of 140 over 90 or more. But being overweight and inactive, and eating too much salt all increase the risk. Indeed, losing weight, physical activity and cutting sodium are the most effective lifestyle changes people can make to lower blood pressure. Still, most hypertension patients need medications, too.last_img read more

December 26, 2019 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAT LEAST A dozen Bank of Ireland staff in Donegal have pocketed whopping bonuses, donegaldaily.com can reveal.Bank of Ireland has many generous perks for its senior executives.And despite the taxpayers’ bail-out the bank has continued to pay handsome wads of cash to senior staff. And today a Donegal Bank of Ireland insider told donegaldaily.com: “There’s a lot of media attention surrounding Dublin executives but at least a dozen here in Donegal have banked big bonuses.“The coverage of the situation in Dublin is a smokescreen. Senior executives across the country get annual bonuses and a few in here have landed some too.“I personally don’t think any bonuses should be paid after the collapse of the banks. If I was given one, I’d hand it back. It belongs to the country now.”Asked how much was paid out, our source replied: “You are looking at between €10k and €50k.” The chief executive of the Bank of Ireland gets an annual cash allowance of €34,000 for his car on top of his basic salary of €690,000.Head of retail Des Crowley receives an annual car cash allowance of €27,500 along with €20,000 for entrance fees to clubs, and €7,000 for annual membership fees. Both also receive free tax advice.The bank refuses to discuss bonuses, claiming commercial confidentiality.EXCLUSIVE: DONEGAL BANK STAFF POCKET HUGE BONUSES was last modified: December 18th, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more