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  • 7 days agoEx-Newcastle boss Benitez: Gerrard wanted Longstaff at Rangers

    first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Newcastle boss Benitez: Gerrard wanted Longstaff at Rangersby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez has confirmed Rangers manager Steven Gerrard tried to sign Sean Longstaff.Benitez revealed he has kept in touch with his former Liverpool midfielder, who attempted to sign the talented midfielder.”We have kept in touch. Both of our lives are very busy and it isn’t about giving advice but we have had contact to talk football and to talk about players,” Benitez told The Athletic.”In fact, in the summer of last year, Stevie called me about Sean Longstaff.”Rangers were interested and he asked whether they could sign him on loan, but I told him “no” — he’d be staying at Newcastle United.”Some people have said, ‘Oh, Rafa was lucky because of Longstaff’ but we’d been watching him and we were happy with him, we played him in the first-team, supported him and gave him confidence.”Turning Rangers down is proof of what we thought of Sean.” last_img read more

  • Texas A&M Guard Danuel House Wants To Play Texas Next Season

    first_imgTexas A&M's Danuel House.Much to the chagrin of most fans, Texas and Texas A&M have not played each other in either football or men’s basketball since the Aggies left the Big 12 for the SEC back in 2012. But at least one members of A&M’s hoops team wants that to change in 2015. Junior guard Danuel House, who has one year of collegiate eligibility remaining, wants a shot at the Longhorns this upcoming season. He took to Twitter with his request Sunday morning, and even quoted a phrase from Texas A&M’s Aggie War Hymn about “sawing” varsity’s (Texas’) horns off.I want to play against UT this coming season. #Sawvarsityhornsoff #12thman #Gig3m #GBOD— Danuel23House (@Danuel23House) March 29, 2015It’s unlikely that the two schools find a way to make this happen voluntarily. There is, as always, a chance that they could meet in some sort of postseason contest, however.last_img read more

  • Puerto Rico approves laws for insurance holders postMaria

    first_imgSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The governor of Puerto Rico has signed several laws to help protect insurance policy holders as thousands of claims remain unresolved more than a year after Hurricane Maria.Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Tuesday that his administration was not pleased with how insurance companies handled complaints filed after the Category 4 storm hit last year.One law now requires companies to start making partial payments under certain conditions shortly after a state of emergency is declared. Another creates special courtrooms and allows for mediation when there’s a dispute over appraisals. A third lets officials fine insurance companies and take other actions if cases are not resolved promptly. A fourth will create micro insurance for low-income people.Puerto Ricans were hit with higher premiums after the hurricane.The Associated Presslast_img read more

  • Alberta to announce if it will impose oil production cuts

    first_imgEDMONTON — Alberta’s premier plans to announce Sunday whether her government will impose industrywide oil production cuts in the Canadian province.The government said Saturday that Premier Rachel Notley will lay out the next steps to ensure Albertans get the best possible value for their energy resources.The premier has released an op-ed piece in which she says the province must act now to deal with a growing glut of oil that she blames on a lack of pipeline capacity. Notley writes that there are two competing ideas for short-term relief — either let the market sort itself out, risking possible job losses and business closures, or intervene and temporarily restrict production.Alberta has the world’s third-largest oil reserves and is the top source of foreign oil for the U.S.The Associated Presslast_img read more

  • Fort St John Womans Resource Society needs donations

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Woman’s Resource Society, Poverty Outreach Store has put out the call they need help with food and hygiene products.As posted to the FB page they have lots of kidney and chickpeas, yet the food room is getting low and the shelves could use an infusion of items to help patrons. Items that could help the Outreach Store include; Powdered Milk Easy-open foods with pull tops Canned meat, veggies and fruit Soups School Snacks Juice Pasta Cereal Sauces CondimentsWinter ClothingHygiene ItemsThe FSJ Woman’s Resource Society asks all food and hygiene products must be unopened and have expiry dates.They also ask you call ahead if you have other donations; (250) 787-1121Fort St. John’s Woman’s Resource Society is located at 10051 – 100th Avelast_img read more

  • Now allout approach for the Olympics

    first_imgNew Delhi: Chefs to take care of their taste buds and travelling days in advance to ensure better acclimatisation — the Indian boxers’ stupendous Asian Championship medal haul has prompted the national federation to think of some fresh ways to aid their Olympic preparations. The Indian boxers logged in their best performance at the tournament, fetching 13 medals including two gold, four silver and seven bronze. The men picked up seven medals, while the women managed six. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe Boxing Federation of India (BFI) is expectedly buoyed by the show and its President Ajay Singh said the target now is to repeat some of it at the Tokyo Games next year. The qualifying process for that will get underway at the world championships in September. “We will do our best at BFI to make sure you guys are really well prepared for the Olympics. We will leave no stone unturned. We will provide everything starting from guidance, coaches, nutrition to make sure you are at your best in Tokyo,” Singh said at an event to felicitate the medal winners. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersFood has been an issue for Indian athletes travelling abroad besides the struggle to acclimatise with the change in temperatures. “Acclimatisation is always an issue. So all the boxers who will go for the Olympics, will travel 10 days ahead of schedule,” he said. “If there is a problem with the food you guys get, like in this Asian Championship, we are happy to send chefs with you. If that is the problem we will try and address that as well,” Singh said. Talking about the performance at the Asian Championship Singh said it augurs well for the sport. “It’s India’s best performance ever in the Asian Championship. Thirteen medals makes India the country with the most medals. Overall, we came third and in terms of points AIBA gives, we were second. “Asia is extremely important in the world of boxing, the leading boxers in the world are from Asian countries. To do so well in this tournament is great credit to all our boxers and coaches,” Singh said. Indian boxers produced some commendable performances in the tournament. Asian Games champion Amit Panghal (52kg) defeated Olympic gold and bronze medallists en route another top finish. Pooja Rani (81kg), who also won gold, defeated current World Champion Wang Lina in the final. While Nikhat Zareen (51kg) and Kavinder Bisht (56kg) also got the better of world champions. “We had a string of victories that were just stunning. Sarita (won the 60kg bronze at 37) showed that age means nothing at all. Several of our boxers defeated world champions. “I know for a fact that two of our silver medals — Deepak and Kavinder’s — ought to have been gold. We need to work towards making sure that bouts like that result in our favour.”last_img read more

  • Longdelayed Tunisia constitution to be put to vote

    first_imgTunis — Tunisian lawmakers are to vote Saturday on adopting a long-delayed new constitution, seen as crucial to getting the democratic transition back on track more than three years after the revolution.“The vote will be held tomorrow, Saturday,” Mofdi Mssedi, spokesman for the speaker’s office, told AFP on Friday, a day after parliament completed its review of each article in the draft constitution.The time of the vote has yet to be determined, but the charter needs the approval of two-thirds of the 217 assembly members to be adopted. That would pave the way for the appointment of a caretaker cabinet of independents headed by premier designate Mehdi Jomaa, after the ruling Islamist party Ennahda agreed to hand power to a technocrat administration, under a deal to end months of political deadlock.Jomaa’s government will be tasked with leading the country to parliamentary and presidential elections, scheduled to take place later this year.“A plenary session will take place on Tuesday or Wednesday for a vote of confidence in this new government,” parliament speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar told Tunisian radio.Lawmakers completed their line-by-line scrutiny of the text late on Thursday after three weeks of heated debate and disagreement on a range of subjects, including the role of Islam, women’s rights, the independence of the judiciary and the president’s powersEnnahda’s veteran leader Rachid Ghannouchi hailed the draft charter as a “historic achievement” which he said would enable the establishment of the first democracy in the Arab world.“We are at an advanced stage of the (democratic) transition, all that remains is to officially adopt this historic document and fix the date of the next elections,” Ghannouchi said in a statement.“We should be proud of what has been achieved, and translate that into ending the interim period and making Tunisia the first Arab democracy.”‘Foundations of a modern state’Under the new constitution, executive power is divided between the prime minister, who will have the dominant role, and the president, who retains important prerogatives notably in defence and foreign affairs.Islam is not mentioned as a source of legislation, although it is recognised as the nation’s religion and the state is committed to “prohibiting any attacks on the sacred,” while freedom of conscience is guaranteed.Human rights are broadly enshrined in the text, although some rights groups have expressed concern that the relevant provisions are often vague.And the charter also upholds gender equality and the rights of women “without discrimination”, and commits the state to promoting equal representation in elected bodies, something unprecedented in the Arab world.“It is a progressive constitution, responding to the hopes of the revolution… and laying the foundations of a modern state,” said assembly speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar, while recognising that “there could be improvements.”If the constitution is approved on Saturday it would then be formally promulgated by President Moncef Marzouki, outgoing Islamist premier Ali Larayedh and Ben Jaafar, with the signing ceremony planned for Monday.But if it fails to achieve the necessary majority on either its first or second reading, the charter must be put to a referendum.The political parties have sought to avoid that outcome so that they can maintain the elections timetable and end the crisis gripping Tunisia since the assassination of two opposition MPs by suspected jihadists last year.The national assembly was elected in October 2011, nine months after the popular uprising that toppled strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and touched off the Arab Spring.But its mission to adopt a new constitution within one year was disrupted by bitter divisions between Ennahda and the secular opposition, coupled with jihadist violence and persistent social unrest.last_img read more

  • Martinez remains lighttipped over Belgium future

    first_imgRoberto Martinez has emphasized that now is not the time for his future at Belgium to be put into question following their World Cup exit on TuesdayA Samuel Umtiti from Antoine Griezmann’s corner in the second-half proved to be the difference at Saint Petersburg as Belgium missed out on the chance at reaching the World Cup final.Martinez then was questioned on his future, but he insisted that Saturday’s third-place playoff game against either Croatia or England was his main priority for now.“It’s too early to make any assessment for the tournament,” said the Spaniard, according to the BBC.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“We need to focus on the final game and fight for third place. Then we’ll regroup. We need to look at the younger generation and try to be stronger for the future. We have a wealth of young talent coming through.“It is a difficult emotion to manage – you are disappointed at losing a semi-final. The next 48 hours will be important. To try to finish third in a World Cup doesn’t happen too often. It’s an important game.”While they won’t be making the final this time around, Belgium can still make a little history on Saturday by beating their previous best finish at a World Cup of fourth place, back in the 1986 tournament in Mexico.last_img read more

  • Modric Simeone constantly needs to undermine Real Madrid

    first_imgA frustrated Luka Modric has accused Diego Simeone of having an unfair attitude towards the Real Madrid squadModric’s had the greatest year of his playing career to date after winning his first-ever Ballon d’Or as well as collecting a host of individual accolades.Although the outcome of the 2018 Ballon d’Or results stirred some controversial comments from several high profile figures in the football world.And Atletico Madrid coach Simeone was among them by claiming that his star man Antoine Griezmann or Real’s Raphael Varane should have been named the victor instead.“It’s really okay that Simeone thinks his player to be better, but he has a constant need to undermine Real Madrid and their players,” Modric told Sportske Novosti.“He takes every opportunity to insinuate unrealistic actions that would explain Real’s achievements at the expense of others.“I have great respect for Diego Simeone and everything he has won with Atletico, just as I have great respect for the players, the fans and the great club.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“It’s not fair that our successes, among which are two honourable Champions League victories against Atletico, are reduced to his constant theories about some kind of favours towards Real.”The Croatia international also gave some insight into life after Cristiano Ronaldo’s summer departure from Real and responded to the Portuguese’s claims that Juventus feel more like a family than to what he had experienced in Spain.“I shared six beautiful seasons with Ronaldo, probably the best years of my career, and we’ve done so much together,” said Modric.“My personal view is that staying for nine years at Real is significant in terms of how he felt at this fantastic club.“Among other things, he won four Ballons d’Or. You can’t achieve this if you are not at peace in the environment.“I’ve been here for six and a half years and I can say with certainty that we are a good group, with mature people and quality players, good relationships and an excellent atmosphere.“Of course, there are better and worse days, but the core strength of the group can’t be questioned. If it were, we would not win all of these trophies, either team or individual ones.”last_img read more

  • This former Inter chairman would have tried to buy Messi

    first_imgFor Massimo Moratti, if he was still in charge of the Nerazzurri, he would have tried to sign Lionel Messi after Juventus signed Cristiano RonaldoWhen Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid in the summer, there was no response from any of the Italian Lega Serie A teams.After all, a buying fee of 100 million Euros it nos easy to equalize.But for former Internazionale Milan chairman Massimo Moratti, he would have tried all he could to get Lionel Messi to sign for the Nerazzurri.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“How would I respond to the signing of Ronaldo? I think that Inter would have given an idea that there was something to be done, also because Ronaldo had just taken Juve,” he told Calcio Mercato.“At least one attempt for Messi would have been done.”“It would have been the total economic ruin of Inter but you never know,” he added.last_img read more