Real Madrid linked with Manchester City’s striker

first_img Promoted Content8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better12 Countries Whose Technological Progress AmazesLittle Georgie Henley Has Grown Into A Beautiful Swan!6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWill You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Pep Guardiola’s team are in line to be suspended from the next two seasons of Champions League competition due to a UEFA charge over alleged financial fair play (FFP) violations.City are awaiting details of their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), however, speculation is growing that their star players could leave, if their efforts are rejected.England international Sterling has been linked with a sensational cross-city switch to Manchester United in recent days.However, reports from the Independent claim Los Blancos are a more likely destination, if he opts to leave the Etihad Stadium.Read Also: Messi set to stay at Barca until 2021 after passing contract deadlineThe former Liverpool man has been linked with a switch to the Spanish capital in the past, but with three years to go on his City contract, he could cost in the region of €125m.Zinedine Zidane’s side are set to face City and Sterling in their rearranged Champions League last 16 second leg clash in August, with Guardiola’s side leading 2-1 from their first leg in Madrid. Real Madrid could move for Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, if the Premier League side’s Champions League ban is upheld.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

American Spieth holds off Kuchar to win British Open

first_imgSOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) – Jordan Spieth survived a roller-coaster final round at the British Open to claim his third major title after beating fellow American Matt Kuchar by three strokes in a thrilling duel at Royal Birkdale on Sunday.Spieth carded a one-under-par final round of 69 to finish on 12-under for the tournament but, after three days of consistent golf by the American, it was a remarkable day of highs and lows for the 23-year-old.The Texan, who won the U.S Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, joined Jack Nicklaus as one of only two players to win three legs of the career grand slam before turning 24. Tiger Woods was 24 when he won his third different major.Spieth began the day with a three-stroke lead but saw that evaporate on the front nine, where he made four bogeys and a birdie to enter the turn sharing the lead with Kuchar on eight-under, before he steadied himself and surged to victory.Clutching the Claret Jug awarded to the winner, Spieth, the youngest American to win the British Open and the youngest from any country since a 22-year-old Seve Ballesteros in 1979, said his victory was “a dream come true”.“I drank some wine from the Claret Jug when Zach Johnson won it two years ago and people said that was bad luck. I started to believe them too after nine holes today,” he added.He was forced to take a penalty stroke after deeming the ball unplayable and, after a lengthy series of deliberations, he played his second shot from the edge of the practice range next to the television trucks.Spieth scrambled to make a creditable bogey out of the par-four hole but that still handed the lead to 39-year-old Kuchar, who was playing the more solid golf as the wind rose and temperature fell.However, the sight of his rival alone at the top of the leaderboard appeared to click a switch in Spieth who responded with a birdie on the par-three 14th, where he was close to a hole-in-one.When that (birdie) putt went in was my first vocal appreciation of the day. And I knew that we had momentum on our side and we were tied.“All of a sudden I felt and believed that I could win that golf tournament, when 30 minutes prior and really the entire day after the fourth hole I didn’t feel that way,” he said.He then brilliantly sank a 45-yard putt to eagle the par-five 15th and followed that with birdies on the 16th and 17th to banish any thought of a repeat of his U.S. Masters meltdown last year.As he received the trophy Spieth paid tribute to compatriot Kuchar, saying he had enjoyed the battle and describing him as a great champion and class act.“I believe Matt Kuchar will win a major championship. And I believe that he’ll do it sometime soon. He’s a great champion and he’s such a great person,” Spieth said of his rival, who had been given underdog backing from the Birkdale crowd.last_img read more

Clemson’s Swinney looks ahead to hosting Syracuse, discusses matchup

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse coaches and players spoke about the Death Valley environment at length on Tuesday. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney didn’t waste much time alluding to that topic, as well as the overall matchup with the Orange, during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference Wednesday morning.“It’s homecoming here at Clemson, always a special time,” Swinney said. “Syracuse is coming in and this is a team that I think just played their best game and seems to be really getting a lot of confidence.”The No. 21 Tigers (5-2, 4-1 ACC) host Syracuse (3-4, 1-2) at 7 p.m. Saturday in Clemson, South Carolina in another top-flight matchup for the Orange. Clemson caps off a stretch of three ranked opponents in a stretch of five weeks for Syracuse.Swinney complimented SU freshman quarterback AJ Long, who is coming off his first college win and first rushing touchdown in the Orange’s 30-7 victory at Wake Forest on Saturday.“He’s kind of a got a gunslinger mentality. Throws a dart. He really does,” Swinney said. “He’s a good thrower on the run, he’s made some plays for them running out of the pocket. Has kind of a coolness to him and a poise that you don’t really see in a lot of freshmen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s very competitive and the more I watched him the more impressed I was with him. Seems like the guys have kind of rallied around him a little bit and they’re playing very hard.”On the defensive side, Swinney said he thinks Syracuse is better than it was last season. He added that the Orange’s tendencies are similar, but the personnel is enhanced.He mentioned SU linebacker Cameron Lynch as one of the top pass rushers in the ACC and name-dropped safety Darius Kelly as a “really good player.”Syracuse is aggressive in its blitzing schemes, Swinney said, and can bring pressure from anywhere.“They’re not a passive bunch,” Swinney said. “… This is a team that plays with great effort and again with an aggressive mentality and, from a play-calling standpoint, forces the issue and makes you really be dialed in.“There’s an opportunity to make plays, but you better have everybody communicating on the same page and you have to make those competitive plays when they present themselves.” Comments Published on October 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

McIlroy turns down spot in Saudi tournament

first_img WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 10th December, 2019 10:44 IST Press Trust Of India LIVE TV READ |  Eli Manning Starts For New York Giants Against Eagles Amid Retirement Buzz On Social MediaMcIlroy, who was reportedly offered $2.5 million to play in the tournament, hinted in his Golf Channel interview that “morality” had influenced his decision. “100%, there’s a morality to it as well,” McIlroy said. “You could say that about so many countries, not just Saudi Arabia, but a lot of countries that we play in that there’s a reason not to go, but for me, I just don’t want to go.” READ | Bala Devi Scripts Indian Women’s 3rd Straight Gold In South Asian Games Last Updated: 10th December, 2019 10:44 IST McIlroy Turns Down Spot In Saudi Tournament Rory McIlroy confirmed Monday he had turned down the chance to play in next month’s European Tour event in Saudi Arabiacenter_img Rory McIlroy confirmed Monday he had turned down the chance to play in next month’s European Tour event in Saudi Arabia despite reportedly being offered a multi-million-dollar appearance fee. McIlroy told the Golf Channel in an interview he had no interest in playing the Saudi International tournament in late January. “It’s just not something that would excite me,” the Northern Irishman said, echoing comments from Tiger Woods who last week confirmed he had also rejected an approach to play in the event.READ | India’s Kartik Wins Singles But US Beat Fighting Internationals NarrowlyThe tournament has attracted a slew of talent including world number one Brooks Koepka, former US Open champion Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson. Golfers participating in the inaugural event last year faced criticism, with the tournament taking place just months after the killing of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October 2018. Mickelson was criticised last week after announcing his decision to play in the tournament.READ | Hal Steinbrenner’s Net Worth, Earnings, And New York Yankees Brand Value In 2019 COMMENT FOLLOW US Written By “You’re better than taking the money grab from a corrupt regime,” wrote one commenter on Twitter. “Come on, Phil.”last_img read more

Kwasi Appiah must improve Black Stars for AFCON: Ahinful

first_imgEx -Black Stars player Augustine Ahinful says Kwesi Appiah’s side are not convincing and need to do more in the next two months to end the country’s trophy drought.Kwesi Appiah has achieved his first target as Black Stars coach by qualifying the team to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations finals after edging out Malawi on a 3-0 aggregate on Saturday.The Black Stars are looking ahead to next Thursday’s draw in South Africa where they will know their opponents for the tournament which will be played from January 19 to February 10 2013.“We should change the way we play, I’m surprised we are winning but the boys are not playing the football we want to see”. He told JOY Sports“Look at the way the Malawians were possessing the ball and I’m asking myself why can’t we play like that, even though we were leading, we could not hold onto the ball. We have qualified alright but we should look at that aspect of the game as well”.“What the coach should do is to make the team prepare well when it comes to holding of the ball ahead of the tournament”.last_img read more

Koncz expects Pacquiao-Matthysse to generate more than Manny’s last fights

first_imgMichael Koncz, Manny Pacquiao’s longtime adviser. Photo by Mark GiongcoThere’s a likelihood that July 15 isn’t the first and last time Manny Pacquiao will fight in Malaysia.Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s longtime adviser, bared there’s a possibility of Manny Pacquiao fighting again in Malaysia but it will depend on the turnout of the Filipino boxing icon’s fight against Argentine champion Lucas Matthysse which will be staged at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments LATEST STORIES “The offer that Manny got in Malaysia is tremendous and our goal is now is to maximize the returns so the investor’s happy and we go back there in the fall,” Koncz said. “We have to show that we know what we’re doing and we can give them a return then, we’ll have another one.”The Pacquiao and Matthysse fight is the biggest boxing match to be held in Malaysia since Muhammad Ali beat Joe Bugner in 1975.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownEver the showman, Pacquiao remains one of boxing’s biggest draws despite being at the tailend of his illustrious career and with an aggressive fighter like Matthysse on the opposing corner, Koncz believes the bout will be a big hit.“I like this fight because it’s a challenge. it has tremendous opportunity to be a crowd-pleasing explosive fight,” he said. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “Definitely, [this fight will generate] more money than the last three to four fights [against] Bradley, Vargas, Horn.”Koncz said the target for Pacquiao’s next fight is in November with the hard-hitting Ukranian Vasyl Lomachenko as the likely opponent.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Matthysse vows fight ‘to the death’ against Pacquiao P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastlast_img read more

‘Stop Doubting Ebola’ Campaign Intensifies in ELWA Communities

first_imgIn the fight against the deadly Ebola virus,  especially with the latest news of the puzzling deaths of a nurse and her family of about seven members killed from the virus in the ELWA Hospital Communities, a group under the banner, Friends of Mark Sackie, has ended a two-day sensitization and awareness preventive campaign on the virus in that communities.On Sunday, the group, at the verge of the sensitization  distributed 168 buckets freely to six communities in ELWA and urged the inhabitants to “stop the doubt: Ebola is real and prevent it.”Alongside the buckets, So Klin laundry detergent and Madar Bleach Chlorade were also given freely for the constant use of washing their hands, along with Ebola prevention leaflets.The benefitting communities were Frog Island, Rock Crusher, King Gray, Nyondea, Millionaire Quarter and Kpelleh Towns.The awareness campaign and donations, according to the leader and the frontrunner, Mark Sackie, are intended to accentuate  the heightened fears of the outbreak of Ebola and instill hope that the virus can be prevented by avoiding physical contacts with suspected persons showing signs and symptoms of the virus and always washing hands with soap.  The neighborhood people were also urged to stop touching dead bodies and eating fruits eaten by animals as well as avoid eating dead or dried animals (bush meats).Mr. Sackie listed the signs and symptoms as high fever, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting and sore throat.Mr. Ebenezer Hentie of King Gray and David Brown of Millionaire Quarter said the donations were timely and urged others to emulate the gesture of the Friends of Mark Sackie, while Elder Lewis Colnoe of Rock Crusher said he hoped that the unbelievers would believed that there is Ebola.The awareness campaign was interspersed with arguments from some youths saying that Ebola isn’t real while most of them were of the conviction of its real presence in the country.A teenager, David Sonnie, said the infection of the US physician, Kent Brantly, a 33-year-old doctor who had been serving as medical director for the Samaritan’s Purse Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center in Monrovia, clear his doubts.Mr. Sackie is a Liberian and is working in the private sector. He currently resides in the country, but chose to create awareness in the ELWA communities because he was born there.“I have always identified with the people of ELWA whether there is good or bad,” Mr. Sackie said. “But his prayer is that there should be no new case either in ELWA, Liberia or Africa or the world.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Unions rejecting “performance” criteria

first_imgUG salary negotiations– as grades for some students remain outstandingAs the administration of the University of Guyana (UG) moves forward with plans to offer staff increases of no more than eight per cent, the relevant unions are hesitant to accept the ‘performance’ aspect of the agreement.UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw GriffithThis was related by UG’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, who told Guyana Times recently that the unions representing UB staff members and UA members on Friday indicated a willingness to accept the offers of eight per cent and six per cent respectively. Professor Griffith, who also serves as the institution’s Principal, however, noted that his insistence that the performance of staff members be considered before the payments are disbursed was not sitting well with the workers’ representative bodies.The University of Guyana“We gave the final offer (Friday) and the sticking point is not so much the percentage increase, the sticking point is that I’m insisting that performance be part of that agreement and they (the unions) are saying no, [so] I’m saying we’re not going to have any agreement,” the Vice Chancellor affirmed.Government’s budgeted recommendation was that staff should be paid 15 per cent salary increases for 2017, but UG opted to offer less than what was proposed. It was on August 30 that the unions learnt of the administration’s offer, which followed negotiations that began on July 12.Professor Griffith on Friday indicated that it was improbable to offer increases to staff members who have outstanding grades for students who completed last semester and have already begun a new academic year.“They have accepted the money part, but the money [aspect] is part of a larger agreement that says ‘performance’, especially for people who have got outstanding grades; [they] are not supposed to get [increases] until they turn their grades in,” he noted.This publication was informed that upon the University’s disclosure of the performance criteria, the unions informed members that if they were not in agreement, they could go to conciliation.“The final offer is 6-8 per cent retroactive to January 1, 2017, but inclusive of performance issues, performance is important. You can’t just get the money and not consider performance,” Griffith maintained.Over the past several months, there have been stalled negotiations between the UG administration and the union bodies, so much so that workers staged several protest actions, demanding substantial salary increases and called for academic and non-academic staff to receive hikes of 23 per cent and 25 per cent respectively.UG had noted in late September that obligations, including benefits such as allowances for travelling, entertainment, uniforms and academic materials; study leave (salary and housing for three months); sabbatical leave (salary and housing for 12 months); leave passage; and duty allowance for Deans, heads and co-coordinators would all be met if the staff accepted the deal.UG viewed this current offer in the context of what was affordable in keeping with the mandate by the University Council. The institution had pointed out that increases in base salaries and pensions were not the only financial obligations that the University had to meet.In 2016, workers had said that while the UG administration claimed it had no money to pay benefits, including 10 bursaries for their children who performed with distinction at national exams, it was at that time able to find “over $8 million to increase the salaries of statutory officers who had joined the university some eight months prior”. To this end, it was highlighted that the take-home pay of certain categories of staff amounted to approximately $1 million per month.Vacation leave and students’ outstanding gradesSpeaking on the plight of students waiting on grades, an insider highlighted over the weekend that after examinations are completed in May or early June, some lecturers would proceed on vacation leave outside Guyana for several weeks or months and would only start marking examination papers and later submit grades upon their return to the jurisdiction.This newspaper was further told that depending on the prevailing factors, some courses may start later than the regular scheduled semesters. This is also responsible for some of the delays in availability of students’ grades.Over the years, many students have complained that not knowing their grades before the new semester commenced affects the registration process as certain courses serve as a prerequisite to others. It was expressed that this situation creates uncertainty and anxiety which could affect students’ ability to actively focus on the new academic year.last_img read more

Tar Heels make the Devils blue

first_imgRookie Ty Lawson added 15points for the Tar Heels (21-3, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed by 10points early in the second half before finally going ahead to stay in the final minutes. Freshman Jon Scheyer had a career-high 26 points for the Blue Devils (18-6, 5-5), who have lost three straight games for the first time since 1999 – when they lost to Connecticut in the NCAA championship and opened the 1999-2000 season with two straight losses. For the second straight year, North Carolina’s youngsters walked into one of college basketball’s most intimidating arenas and came out with a confidence-building win. Freshman Brandan Wright scored 19 points while Tyler Hansbrough added 16 to lead the fifth-ranked Tar Heels past No. 16 Duke 79-73, earning their second straight win in Cameron Indoor Stadium. After trailing by as many as 10 points early in the second half, the Tar Heels hung around by constantly subbing in an endless stream of fresh bodies while pressuring Duke’s ballhandlers the entire way. By the time the game was entering its final minutes, North Carolina looked fresher and found ways to knock down the critical shots. No. 1 Florida 71, Georgia 61: Corey Brewer scored 18points, Al Horford added 17 and the visiting Gators (22-2, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) stretched their winning streak to 15 games. No. 4 Wisconsin 71, Penn St. 58: Alando Tucker scored 24 points, Michael Flowers added 12 and the visiting Badgers (23-2, 9-1 Big Ten) pulled away after halftime. No. 7 Pittsburgh 60, West Virginia 47: Sam Young scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Panthers (21-3, 9-1 Big East) to a win for the Mountaineers’ first home loss of the season. No. 9 Kansas 97, Kansas St. 70: Brandon Rush scored 18points and the Jayhawks (20-4, 7-2 Big 12) routed the Wildcats in a rough and spirited renewal of a long rivalry that has been re-energized with the arrival of coach Bob Huggins. center_img No. 11 Marquette 67, Rutgers 47: Ousmane Barro had 11points and 11 rebounds to lead the host Golden Eagles (21-4, 8-2 Big East). Oklahoma 67, No. 17 Oklahoma St. 60: Nate Carter scored six of his 18 points in the final minutes to help the host Sooners stave off a late rally and preserve a win over the Cowboys (18-5, 4-4) in the Bedlam rivalry. No. 18 Alabama 80, Mississippi St. 79: Ronald Steele drove the length of the court for a layup with 6.7 seconds left to give the host Crimson Tide (18-5, 5-4 SEC) the victory. No. 20 Kentucky 95, South Carolina 89: Ramel Bradley scored 21 points and Bobby Perry added a season-high 18 to lead the host Wildcats (18-5, 7-2 SEC). No. 21 Southern Illinois 60, Bradley 50: Tony Young scored 25 points to lift the host Salukis (20-5, 11-3) over late-charging Bradley and remain tied atop the Missouri Valley Conference. No. 22 Georgetown 73, Louisville 65: Roy Hibbert scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the visiting Hoyas (17-5, 7-2 Big East) to their sixth straight win. WOMEN No. 15 Baylor 80, Texas Tech 67: Jhasmin Player scored a career-high 22 points to lead the visiting Lady Bears (20-4, 7-3 Big 12), who have 20 wins for the seventh-straight season. No. 16 Texas A&M 69, Missouri 63: Takia Starks scored 21 points and the Aggies (18-4, 8-2 Big 12) weathered a rally by the host Tigers for their fifth straight win. Notre Dame 64, No. 17 Louisville 55: Charel Allen scored 21 points and the host Irish used a big run late in the second half to overcome a 12-point deficit and beat the Cardinals (21-3, 7-3 Big East). No. 18 Bowling Green 86, Ball St. 76: Reserve Amber Flynn had 18 points and eight rebounds, Kate Achter added 18points and the host Falcons (21-2, 10-0 Mid-American) held off a late rally. No. 19 Middle Tennessee St. 83, Louisiana-Monroe 70: Amber Holt scored 25 points and Chrissy Givens had 22 as the visiting Blue Raiders (22-3, 14-0 Sun Belt) shot 59.6 percent from the field. No. 21 Nebraska 62, Kansas St. 55: Kiera Hardy scored 13 points to lead the visiting Cornhuskers (19-4, 8-2 Big 12) to their fourth straight win and seventh in eight games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Atmenta leads St. Paul, 2-0

first_img“We gave up just (five) hits today and I’ll take that from our pitchers every outing,” Chiefs coach Annette Ledesma said. “We hit the ball hard, but just couldn’t get them to fall. “I credit Atmenta because she really got stronger as the game went on. She really turned it on in the last inning and our hitters had to work hard.” So did the Swordsmen, who earned the victory by scoring two runs in the fourth inning. St. Paul put runners on first and second with one out following singles by Ashley Latios and Atmenta before Adrianna O’Neil’s RBI single to right field made it 1-0. Atmenta then scored when the throw home eluded catcher Ariel Mendez. “We told them to just keep hitting and eventually they will fall through,” St. Paul coach Cassie Morales said. “I’m really proud of them.” SANTA FE SPRINGS – The St. Paul and Santa Fe high school softball teams could not both win in Thursday’s nonleague game at Little Lake Park. It just seemed that way. The host Swordsmen, playing their season opener, were all smiles after they got seven solid innings in the pitcher’s circle from Kaelynn Atmenta and scored a 2-0 win over the Chiefs. The Santa Fe players weren’t too disappointed after losing for the first time in four games, however. center_img Atmenta took it from there. She struck out five in the final three innings to finish with six for the game and a two-hitter. “(Atmenta) was very much in the zone,” Morales said. “She came up big.” Atmenta did run into some trouble in the seventh. Santa Fe put runners on first and third with two outs, but she got Kristen Flores to fly out to center field to end the game. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more