Ajax worried about Barca bid for De Ligt

first_imgAccording to reports in Spain, Ajax are concerned that a potential bid from Barcelona may prove to be too tempting for their teenage star Matthijs de LigtThe defender has emerged as one of the most promising young talents in Europe this season at the Amsterdam Arena and made his debut for the Dutch national side on March 2017 in a World Cup qualifying match against Bulgaria, in which he became the youngest Holland debutant since Mauk Weber in 1931.Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barcelona have sent scouts to wath De Ligt in the international friendlies that have recently taken place with the 18 year-old having provided two assists in Holland’s 3-0 win over Portugal.Virgil van Dijk, NetherlandsVan Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.Ajax are determined to hold on to De Ligt for at least a while longer, but are fearful that any bid from Barcelona may prove to be too tempting for the Dutchman to turn down.Since breaking into the Ajax first team last season, De Ligt has made 32 appearances and has scored 3 goals across all competitions. The Dutch international currently has a contract until 2021.last_img read more

Claudio Taffarel thinks Alisson Becker is happy enough at Roma

first_imgBrazil legend Claudio Taffarel has recently claimed Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker is very happy at the Italian side, opposing to all of the rumours for the stopper’s near future.The Brazilian keeper proved a key player in the Roma squad in the last part of their campaign as he helped the team get to the third place in the Serie A and the semi-finals of the Champions League.“He is very happy at Roma and the rumours of a transfer are just rumours. I don’t know what will happen, but he said he’d be content to remain at Roma,” Taffarel said, according to Sportsmole.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.“Alisson is only a year older than Ederson, but has grown so much, ever since he was given the starting role against Venezuela. He is a step above Ederson right now, as the Manchester City man can improve with his feet and in terms of experience.”“Alisson could be named among the best goalkeepers in the world, along with Thibaut Courtois, David De Gea and Manuel Neuer,” Taffarel went on to add.last_img read more

Croatia send striker home after back injury claim

first_imgIt is the end of 2018 World Cup for Croatia forward Nikola Kalinic as he goes home after refusing to be substitute during the 2-0 defeat of Nigeria.Since the 30-year-old cannot be replaced, Croatia is now forced make do with only 22 players for the rest of the tournament. AC Milan’s Kalinic said he had a back injury, having complained of the same problem in the friendly loss to Brazil.Coach Zlatko Dalic said via BBC:“I need my players fit and ready to play.”Kalinic, who played for Blackburn Rovers between 2009 and 2011 and has scored 15 goals in 41 appearances for Croatia, was starting his fourth international in a row on the bench.“During the Nigeria encounter, Kalinic was warming up and was supposed to come on in the second half,” said Dalic.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“However, he then stated that he wasn’t ready to come on due to a back issue.“The same thing happened during the Brazil friendly in England, as well as before the practice session on Sunday.“I have calmly accepted that and since I need my players fit and ready to play, I have made this decision.”Croatia’s winning start came as Oghenekaro Etebo’s own goal and a Luka Modric penalty decided a poor Group D match in Kaliningrad.They face Argentina on Thursday and finish their Group D campaign against Iceland on Tuesday 26 June.last_img read more

Inter Milan complete signing of Stefan De Vrij from Lazio

first_imgStefan De Vrij has today completed his move to Inter on a free transfer from rivals Lazio after his contract expired with the Roman club this summer.De Vrij is the 6th signing Inter Milan have made so far in this transfer window, as manager Luciano Spaletti looks to reshape the squad. È ufficiale! @Stefandevrij è nerazzurro! ?✍Per lui contratto fino al 2023 ⚫?? https://t.co/0KC3FWrX9L#WelcomeStefan #InterIsHere #FCIM pic.twitter.com/ICJkCpdhSi— Inter (@Inter) July 2, 2018Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.The Netherlands centre-back moves to the San Siro on a five-year deal which will keep him at the club until 2023, according to Sky Sports.At 26 years of age, he joins Inter in the prime of his career and his timing couldn’t be better due to the fact the club has just regained a place in the Uefa Champions League.Defeating Lazio on the final day of last season secured their first appearance in the competition for 6 years and De Vrij will significantly bolster the Nerazzurri defence ahead of their campaign this coming year.Veteran former Lazio player Vincenzo D’Amico praised the Dutchman ahead of the proposed move back in April, speaking to reporters: “He is a great professional, who was not born as a Lazio fan and therefore has reasoned as such that he has decided to embrace another project but in the meantime he is always among the best players on the pitch.”last_img read more

Casemiro Ronaldo is already in Real Madrids past

first_imgReal Madrid midfielder Casemiro insists that Cristiano Ronaldo is now in the “past” and he is certain that the team has moved on following Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup defeatLife in the post-Ronaldo era for Los Blancos got off to a bad start in the club’s first competitive game of the season by losing 4-2 in extra-time to city rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup.Goals from Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos had put Real in the lead after Diego Costa’s stunning opening goal before the Spain international scored his second of the final to put the game into extra-time.Saul Niguez and Koke then got their names on the scoresheet to hand Real their first defeat in an international final since 2000.“Sure, we cannot cover things, Cristiano showed here that he has been the best in the world,” Casemiro said on Goal.“But it is already past, we cannot keep thinking about him.“We have to talk about the players we have. We want to make a stronger, more solid team, but Cristiano is already in the past.”FP: @RealMadrid 2-4 @Atleti (@Benzema 27′, @SergioRamos 63′ (p); Costa 1′, 79′, Saúl 98′, Koke 104′). pic.twitter.com/tiET2FvFSL— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) August 15, 2018Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.New Real boss Julen Lopetegui became the first coach since Bernd Schuster in 2007 to lose his first competitive match in charge at the club.“It’s still the beginning of everything,” added Casemiro.“Julen is doing a great job, trying to maintain the illusion, which is not easy.“We have won four Champions Leagues in the last five years. We have won almost everything, he is doing a great job maintaining the players’ illusion of winning.“It’s still too early to talk about Julen. We cannot cover Julen’s work by tonight’s result.”Casemiro continued: “Making excuses is not my profile or that of Madrid. There are no excuses.“Atletico scored four goals against us and I think we have also done a lot of good things. We have to congratulate Atletico and keep working.”“I do not speak of specific mistakes because when we win, we all win and when we lose we all lose, they are team mistakes,” the Brazilian added.Real will face Getafe on Sunday for their first game of the new La Liga season.last_img read more

Luis Enrique Rodri can surpass Busquets

first_imgThe British publication, FourFourTwo, have broadcasted the words of Spain national team head coach Luis Enrique concerning Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodri.According to the former Barcelona manager, the 22-year-old hotshot has all characteristics to become a ‘new Sergio Busquets.’Although Rodri is yet to establish himself as a regular starter at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano following his summer’s arrival from Villarreal, Enrique seems to be a huge fan of the prosperous youngster.“I have already spoken about their similarities,” he told a news conference.“It’s not good to give too much praise and he is very young, but Rodri comes across as very professional and prepared mentally.“He can reach Busquets’ level and maybe surpass it. Who knows what limits he has?”Robert Moreno says he would step aside if Luis Enrique asks him Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 The Spanish national team manager, Robert Moreno, took the job after Luis Enrique stepped down because his nine-year-old daughter passed away after a bone tumor.Rodri will be better than Barcelona icon Busquets – Luis Enrique https://t.co/ohoDJdkoz2 pic.twitter.com/VRS5qnE5za— Goal Nigeria (@GoalcomNigeria) October 4, 2018Now it’s up to the Rodri to give his answer on the field, but a comparison with a figure such as Busquets can only be flattering.The highly-rated midfielder will in the Spain squad for the matches against Wales and England along with Busquets, as well as, his two Atletico companions, Saul Niguez and Koke.last_img read more

Van Persie hails Feyenoords fighting spirit in their win over Ajax

first_imgRobin van Persie praised Feyenoord’s fighting spirit as they produced an excellent display to dispatch fierce rivals Ajax 6-2 in Sunday’s Klassieker.Van Persie bagged a brace in the tie before Tonny Vilhena and Yassin Ayoub wrapped up the 6-2 win in style despite falling 2-1 behind early in the game.The former United forward, though, admitted his teammates were resolute as they went on to end a three-match winless run and score six goals against Ajax for the first time since November 1964.“A bizarre contest,” Van Persie, who urged more consistency from his team-mates, as cited by FourFourTwo“This match had everything. Goals, good football, passion, fight. I am proud of how we always came back.“Everyone fought for it. Our spirit was the deciding factor.Robin van Persie might want to rethink about retiring.He scored twice as Feyenoord thumped Ajax to dent their title hopes.👉 https://t.co/cUEeOa10GJ pic.twitter.com/nEawUIqIOp— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 27, 20192010 World Cup. Netherlands, Robon Van persie, Wesley Snieder, Rafel van de VartReport: Babel says ego’s cost Holland World Cup glory George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel has spoken out about four big ego’s that cost the Dutch national team, their best chance of World Cup…“When it was at 3-2, I looked around me and I thought ‘this is very beautiful’. That passion and the belief that we would win, I had to absorb that.“I believe in these players. They can play so very well. It should only be more frequent and more constant, that is the aim.”The defeat leaves Ajax five points behind Eredivisie leaders PSV, and coach Erik ten Hag claimed his side cannot currently contemplate the title race unless their defence improves.“I am very grumpy,” he said. “I do not even want to think about the title race for the time being. We first have to turn this around.“We are not disciplined and not consistent enough. We started well, put Feyenoord under very good pressure, came 0-1 and therefore almost 0-2.“We have to realise what has made us great. We have shown good things to the ball, but football is more than just ball possession. We were teased today.”😅 Feyenoord’s first win in this fixture since October 2015💪 Their biggest win over Ajax since 1964😍 Highest scoring Der Klassieker since 1983Wow. 😳 #feyaja pic.twitter.com/DCTdM40JxN— Goal (@goal) January 27, 2019last_img read more

Vertonghen Son Heungmins one of the best in the Premier League

first_imgDefender Jan Vertonghen has praised his “special” team-mate Son Heung-min as one of the Premier League’s greatest players.The South Korean forward has scored in all four of his appearances at Spurs since returning from the Asian Cup last month.Son’s superb form couldn’t have been better timed for Mauricio Pochettino’s side given that Harry Kane remains sidelined with an ankle injury.Spurs’ 3-0 demolition of Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie saw Son score his 16th goal of the season in his 32 appearances across all competitions.Aside from that, the 26-year-old’s chipped in nine assists which has left Vertonghen suitably impressed.“I have played with some great players and against some great players, and Sonny is special,” said Vertonghen, according to Evening Standard.“He is so humble and I think you underestimate that because of the work he puts in.“Then his quality – outstanding left foot, right foot. He can play striker, left wing, right wing, he can play as a 10, he played as a wing back.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.“He’s an outstanding player. I am not going to say he is at the level of whoever, but he’s one of the best in the Premier League.“I have seen him stop smiling – I’m not going to say when! But no, he’s a very happy guy. He’s so loved in the dressing room. He gets on with everyone and you can see why, he’s a great player to have around.”The Belgian defender had an outstanding game of his own at Wembley on Wednesday against Dortmund after setting up Son’s opener in the 47th-minute before going to score towards the end of the match with substitute Fernando Llorente grabbing the other goal.Vertonghen’s performance was formally acknowledged earlier today when he was voted as the Champions League Player of the Week.👊 @JanVertonghen has been voted #UCL Player of the Week! 👏#COYS pic.twitter.com/iwnsZaAWCc— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 15, 2019last_img read more

UK Governors of the Caribbean meet in Miami

first_img Bermuda swears in youngest Premier in country’s history Related Items:Anquilla, bermuda, cayman islands, governor peter beckingham, meet, miami, Montserrat, the British Virgin Islands, UK governors of the caribbean Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Haitian gov’t official under investigation commits suicide Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Oct 2015 – British overseas territories in the region are all battling a surge in troubles linked to gun crimes. Caribbean Governors of British OTs held a tête-à-tête this past September in Miami, Florida and His Excellency, Peter Beckingham said it allowed these leaders to compare notes. Present at the meeting were governors from Anquilla, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat and Bermuda. Governor Beckingham said: “One of the most significant areas in common is security, where most of my colleagues also share at least some responsibilities for policing and internal protection on their islands. There are common areas of concern but there are, of course, also big differences, with more gang related problems in some Territories than others. Availability of guns is an increasing problem across the Territories.” To possibly fend off growing instances of crime, the Governors considered establishing some form of national security body within their islands and HE said, “already Premier Rufus Ewing has confirmed his agreement to my proposal to instigate our own National Security Council.” Minister Presents Budgetlast_img read more

Moment of Silence held by country leaders for drowned Haitians

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 25, 2017 – Cramped conditions and 69 people on board coupled with a treacherous reef and stormy weather led to the capsize of a relatively small wooden sloop, says Police Commissioner, James Smith.  The Governor, His Excellency, Dr. John Freeman offered condolences to the Haitian people and led a moment of Silence for the dearly departed.Haiti was represented in its Consul at a press conference which just wrapped up at the Hilly Ewing Building.  Leaders focused also on the issue of human smuggling, which is universally illegal.    One survivor is in Police custody and it is his information which is giving Police and Border Control insight into how many were on board and when the boat departed Haiti.The boat left Haiti on January 20, 2017 said the Commissioner who also explained that a call to 911 exposed that there were people seen running on the Beach in northwest point early yesterday. There were ten found dead yesterday, another male body discovered by Police this morning and a report of a female body washed ashore at the Amanyara Resort, also this morning.  Police have no idea how many died in the mishap and how many made it to shore and again, with the same appeal echoed by the Governor and Premier, asked for the public to report what they know in the case.Through Haitian Consul, Jacques Adolphe, there is dialogue with Haiti which will see it’s new government officially installed in two weeks.  Consul Adolphe expressed that this issue is important to the Haitian Government.    In recent years Haiti has resisted signing an anticipated Memorandum of Understanding with TCIG, however new Premier Sharlene Robinson promised a stern push to have a tete a tete with the new Haitian regime to turn things around.Deputy Premier, Sean Astwood confirmed that over $1 million was spent on dealing with Haitian landings and interceptions.  Three vessels have made it to shore so far for 2017.  A National Security Council or NSC meeting will delve more deeply into the issues linked to border control, including talk on the coastal radar.Questions or responses to questions on the apparent inadequacy of the coastal radar were handled by the Governor who opted not to expound on so called weaknesses in the system.  HE Dr John Freeman stated flatly that it was not on the public interest to disclose the known information.  Still residents are with eyes wide open and can see the trend of migrants trying to enter Provo more northwest now.    There is a significant reduction in reports of radar aided interceptions.#MagneticNewsMedia Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Force Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissionerlast_img read more

Millennials are most registered nine Centenarians on voter list

first_img Fred Smith, Q.C : Christmas has come Early to Bahamas, FNM paints Parliament red Recommended for you Related Items:#BahamasGeneralElections2017, #LetsvoteBahamas, #magneticmedianews 88 Percent voter turnout Bahamas General Elections 2017 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 27, 2017 – Nassau – It is younger Bahamians who are leading the way in registered citizens as we count down now to the 2017 Bahamas  General Election it seems, as the latest figures from the Parliamentary Registration Department reveal that the top age bracket of who is registered to vote are the Millennials.   The 18 to 25 year olds make up 13.02% of those on the voter registered as of March 10, 2017.   In fact, over 30% of those registered to vote fall between the ages of 18-35.  There are 22.6% more women registered to vote than men.  And when it comes to the more mature Bahamians – age wise – we see that there is strong interest there too, combined the five groups make up almost 50% of the registered electorate; this is ages 36-60.Amazingly, there are 9 centenarians registered to vote too; five men and four women 100 years old or older are on the list ready to cast their ballot for their favorite candidate.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasGeneralElections2017#letsvoteBahamas Fred Mitchell’ s Sour Grapes rant following FNM win. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Six qualify for Carifta Games Team TCI

first_img Recommended for you TEAM TCI Makes history at the 2017 Flow Carifta Games Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Turks and Caicos will send six Swimmers to compete in this year’s CARIFTA games taking place in Nassau from April 15th to the 19th.   The announcement comes from the TCI Swim Federation, naming Laura Shaw, Luke Haywood, Alex Maclaren, Jack Parlee, Caylen Castillo, and Lillian Taylor as the competitors representing the TCI at the Caribbean’s premier sporting event.TCI Swim Federation President Ben Stubenberg says, the larger team of six swimmers this year represents a big advancement in swimming in the islands thanks to committed organizers and dedicated swimmers.  The TCI returned to the CARIFTA swim competition in 2015, following a long absence, with Shaw bearing the flag.   Team Manager, Morgan Luker expressed his delight in the hard work the youngsters put out in order to make the team.Head Coach Jennifer Martel credited the formation of the team to their hard work that was made possible despite the limited pool facilities. The official management team will also include Dave Bott as Assistant Coach and Caren Castillo as Assistant Team Manager.In March, SURFside Ocean Academy Swim Club took several swimmers to Nassau to compete against swim clubs there to give them more experience and make the final qualifying selections. Shaw, who is affiliated with Swim & Surf TCI, and Haywood qualified on times from races in UK earlier this year.Story by: Kimberly Ramkhalawan#MagneticMediaNews#CariftaTeamTCI#TCICariftswimteam Related Items:#CariftaTeamTCI, #magneticmedianews, #TCICariftswimteamcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Six qualify for Carifta Games for Team TCIlast_img read more

CARICOM agrees to help Venezuela

first_img UN SG is Special Guest at Opening Ceremony for CARICOM Heads Meeting Wednesday Bahamas to take 15-member delegation to CARICOM meeting set in Mo’Bay, Jamaica Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you CARICOM Inter-Sessional Meeting discussions conclude on high note Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppGrenada, July 7th 2017 – St. George’s – Good news may be on its way for Venezuela as CARICOM leaders finally agreed to offer aid to their Latin American neighbor while at their 38th Heads of Government annual meeting in Grenada.The 15 Caribbean delegates and associates reached a consensus to formally offer their support to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro by being a mediate in the on-going battle between the government and opposition forces which has resulted in protests, riots and even death.Prime Minister of Grenada, Keith Mitchell confirmed that the CARICOM heads agreed on a sending mission to Caracas. Mitchell said, “CARICOM heads of government call for all parties to commit to engage in a renewed dialogue and negotiation leading to comprehensive political agreement with established timetables, concrete actions and guarantees to ensure its implementation. CARICOM heads of government offer their good offices to facilitate this dialogue.”Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #Venezuela, CARICOMlast_img read more

JAMAICA NWC reminds that water debts are tied to land

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, January 8, 2018 – Kingston – The National Water Commission (NWC) is reminding landowners that, by law, water supply debts are tied to the land and remain due and payable to the NWC regardless of who may have used the water and caused the debt to be incurred.  Corporate Public Relations Manager at the NWC, Charles Buchanan, told JIS News that the agency is about to launch a far more aggressive revenue- collection campaign, and, as a result, decided to remind the public of this fact.The National Water Commission (Water Supply Services) (Rates and Charges) Regulations of 1985 outlines that an occupier of a parcel of land is responsible for the payment of water bills in respect of the property.   He reminded customers looking to purchase property to check if any money is owed to the agency, in relation to outstanding water bills.“They would need to get a statement from the National Water Commission to indicate that that property has no debt and, as at this date, there are no outstanding debts in relation to this property.  These are letters we provide on a routine basis.  This is usually requested by the persons owning the property at the time, and they then have that letter passed on to the purchasers,” Mr. Buchanan explained.Meanwhile, he is reminding persons that the challenge of providing water supply services all across the country is a significant one.“It takes funds to enable us to harness, treat and pump the water or have it conveyed via miles and miles of pipeline to get to persons.  This comes at great cost to the Commission, and we need their cooperation in paying for the service they have received, if we are going to be able to continue to improve and expand water supply all across the country,” he said.The NWC aims to increase its revenue collections through a range of improved activities, including incentives and rewards for on-time payment, special welcome-back initiatives, more convenient payment options, increased bill-payment reminders, quicker and more effective bill delivery, more efficient metering, more aggressive prosecution of delinquents, and other court action against persons and properties owing sums to the Commission.For further information, persons may call 929-5430 or 1-888-CALL-NWC.   You may also visit any NWC branch to check for outstanding water bills, or to explore possible payment plans.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Lopetegui Win could be a turning point for Real Madrid

first_imgJulen Lopetegui hopes that Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League will break their recent bad patch of formThe European champions headed into Tuesday’s night encounter on the back of a five-game winless run, which four of them they lost.With the pressure at an all-time high for Lopetegui, Real provided their under-fire coach a badly needed victory – albeit in an unconvincing manner.However, the Spaniard decided to focus on the positives rather than the general performance of his side.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.“We won a key Champions League game to break the bad run. We are slowly getting there and hopefully, when the team win more it will settle things down,” Lopetegui told reporters on the club website.“The aim was to get a win in the Champions League in some really tough circumstances. We are still missing the good chances we make, but the win wasn’t in jeopardy”.He added: “When there are weak moments due to not winning, its normal to feel more susceptible in any kind of situation. That’s why winning is so important. I’m keeping that in mind along with the positive aspects we saw today.Karim Benzema and Marcelo were the goalscorers for Real, who now lead Group G on six points alongside AS Roma.last_img read more

Sarri hails Ross Barkleys improvement at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea chief Maurizio Sarri praised Ross Barkley, stating he can become ‘very important’ for both club and England national teamThe 24-year-old midfielder arrived at Stamford Bridge from Everton in summer 2017 but has failed to establish himself under Antonio Conte last season.However, since the arrival of Sarri, the former Sheffield Wednesday man has got more regular playing time and flourished under the tutelage of the Italian manager.Barkley’s impressive displays have also earned him a new England national team call-up, with Gareth Southgate seems to be strongly counting on Chelsea star.According to the British publication, FourFourTwo, Maurizio Sarri is delighted with Barkley’s improvement over the past few months.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“At the beginning, in the first month, Ross was in trouble,” he said. “But then he started to improve in every training session, in every match.“I am surprised how he has adapted if I think back to the first month, but not if I think of the last two months.”Moreover, the former Napoli boss believes Barkley could become irreplaceable in Chelsea as well as in the national team.“I like Ross very much. He is a complete player. He has physical qualities, he is fast. Technically he’s very good.“He kicks well with his left foot and his right. He’s improving in moving the ball. He has become mentally quicker and he is improving tactically. He is on the way to becoming a very important midfielder, not only for us but also for England.”last_img read more

Luka Modric named Balkan Athlete of the Year

first_imgLuka Modric became only the second footballer to ever win the Balkan Athlete of the Year prize on ThursdayThe Croatian playmaker’s sensational year continues to earn him more individual awards after receiving 75 points in a voting poll by Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).Modric saw off competition from Tennis’ world number one player in Serbian Novak Djokovic, who has previously won the prize five times.Women’s tennis star Simona Halep, from Romania, came in third place with the poll having been conducted across nine Balkan countries.The last time a footballer won the Balkan Athlete of the Year prize came in 1994 with Bulgaria’s Hristo Stoichkov.On Wednesday, Modric also won the Croatian Sportsman of the Year 2018 in a poll conducted by Sportske Novosti.“This is a huge honour,” said Modric at the ceremony.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’d like to congratulate all the other athletes on their successes and efforts.“Family is the most important thing in the world to me because they’re always by my side, especially at the most difficult times, so my special thanks are reserved for them”.The 33-year-old has now won the Ballon d’Or, FIFA’s The Best Award, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, the World Cup Golden Ball and many others.🏆🇭🇷 Croatian Athlete of the Year 2018! Congratulations, @lukamodric10! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/0jtidiiJ7W— MadridistaTV (@madridistatv_) December 26, 2018last_img read more

Amazon to open new tech hub in San Diego will create 300

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Amazon will open an 85,000-square-foot “Tech Hub” in University City Thursday that the tech giant said would create 300 new jobs in the areas of software development, machine learning, cloud computing and digital entertainment.San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Assemblyman Todd Gloria are scheduled to attend the grand opening event.“This new facility is an investment in San Diego’s growing innovation economy, our talented workforce and the relationship we have with one of the world’s leading companies, and I can’t wait to see what exciting new technologies Amazon will be developing right here in America’s Finest City,” Faulconer said.Amazon’s San Diego expansion is the brainchild of Nate Wiger, a UC San Diego graduate who proposed the idea in 2016 while working at Amazon’s Irvine office. He is now the general manager of the San Diego office.Amazon leased the office space for the Tech Hub last September.“We look forward to more than doubling our investment in the area, and hiring local talent to fill exciting roles across Amazon,” Wiger said. “Thank you to all our partners across the city and the state for helping us create these new jobs, and contributing to the already vibrant innovation economy in San Diego.”The expansion will serve as one of Amazon’s 17 Tech Hubs in the U.S. and Canada, not including the company’s Seattle headquarters. The Tech Hubs employ more than 17,500 people in North America and the company employs more than 575,000 people worldwide. KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 5, 2018 September 5, 2018 Amazon to open new tech hub in San Diego, will create 300 new jobscenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 11:45 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Caltrans to close SR163 for nightwork starting tonight

first_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 3:40 PM March 1, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Starting this evening, Caltrans crews will close all lanes of northbound and southbound State Route 163 between Interstate 8 and Genesee Avenue for three to six nights to remove bridge falsework on the SR-163 Friars Road overcrossing, weather permitting.At no time will the freeway close all lanes in both directions at the same time. The full freeway southbound closures begin at 11 p.m., while the northbound closures begin at 11:30 p.m. All lanes will reopen at 5 a.m.· Sunday, March 3: All southbound lanes, the northbound far right collector lane and the right main lane (slow lane).· Monday: No full freeway closure. Only the northbound and southbound right main lanes.· Tuesday: All southbound lanes, and the northbound left lane (fast lane).· Wednesday: All northbound lanes, and the southbound left lane.· Thursday: No full freeway closures. Only the northbound right lane.· Friday/Saturday: No freeway work scheduled· Sunday, March 10: All northbound lanes.During the full freeway closures, all northbound SR-163 motorists will be detoured to eastbound I-8 to northbound I-805 to the merge at northbound SR-163.All southbound motorists will be detoured to southbound I-805 to westbound I-8 to the southbound SR-163 connector ramp.Residents and businesses in the area will hear jackhammering and truck back-up alarms during this nightwork. Caltrans staff apologizes for this inconvenience in advance.The $40 million project will widen the SR-163 Friars Road overcrossing as well as improve the SR-163 on- and off-ramps.In addition, a southbound SR-163 auxiliary lane just north of the Friars Road off-ramp will be constructed. Caltrans to close SR-163 for nightwork starting tonightcenter_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Posted: March 1, 2019last_img read more

Members of Congress say video proves Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher is

first_imgDeath threats have come in to the US Government against Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher, accused of killing an ISIS fighter in 2017. The threat was written in Arabic. No word if the Navy is taking precautions to protect him. #EddieGallagher #NavySEAL @KUSINews— Ginger Jeffries (@GingerKUSI) May 9, 2019 Mike McKinnon III, Ginger Jeffries Mike McKinnon III, Ginger Jeffries, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThursday, KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries reported the latest details in the Gallagher case. She reported that a death threat has came in to the US government that was written in Arabic.Congress has asked the Investigator General of the Navy to look into why the charges against Chief Gallagher were filed, and if there was a basis for that filing.Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher will begin trial for alleged war crimes in about three weeks. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – There have been major moves in Congress this week regarding Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher. Wednesday, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (CA-50) showed other Members of Congress video evidence he says exonerates Gallagher.After showing the video evidence, Congressman Hunter hosted a press conference with Gallagher’s legal representation and brother to address the media on the content of the video. They all said the video shows Gallagher conducting medical treatment on the ISIS fighter, which should exonerate him from the alleged murder. See some of what they had to say in the video below. Updated: 8:57 PMcenter_img Posted: May 9, 2019 May 9, 2019 Members of Congress say video proves Navy SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher is not guilty of killing ISIS fighter Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News Tags: Donald Trump, Duncan D. Hunter, Eddie Gallagher FacebookTwitterlast_img read more