Guardiola rules out a move for Juventus star Pjanic

first_imgJuventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic will not be approached for a move in this summer’s transfer window by Manchester City, confirms Pep GuardiolaThe former Barcelona boss had been keen on signing Jorginho from Napoli this summer but was left flabbergasted after the Italy international eventually opted to join Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea instead.With Jorginho now officially off the market, Guardiola is left to ponder his next move with the Catalan still keen on signing a new central midfielder this summer.Recent reports have emerged suggesting that Pjanic may be the next target for Guardiola with the Bosnian likely to leave Juventus before the end of the transfer window.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But Guardiola has now revealed that City have no interest in the 28-year-old.“No, he’s a player for Juventus. We are not interested – he’s a top player but we are not interested in him,” said the City boss, according to MEN.City will face Liverpool on Thursday at the MetLife Stadium in New York as part of the International Champions Cup.last_img read more

Gattuso happy with AC Milan signings

first_imgAC Milan manager Gennaro Gattuso says he is ‘happy with all the players Milan have signed’ this summer.According to Football Italia, Gattuso has expressed his happiness at the signings brought in by the club.“There’s sincerity and respect, a touch that brings new air and adrenaline to the club. I see the team fired up in front of them, and that makes me feel good.” Gattuso said.“Caldara comes from a totally different brand of football, but he has great desire and mentality, he’s working hard and he won’t have any problems.“He’s a cut above the others. Bakayoko? I thought he was slower than he is, but he’s amazed me with his dynamism.“He has to improve, but technically he can also have his say. Donnarumma-Reina? They’ll be split between competitions, which is why Gigio can become the best in the world.“He must watch Pepe for how he fulfils the role, for how he is on and off of the field. He already seems like a different goalkeeper.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….“He’s been incredibly lucky. Now it’s up to him: all he needs to do is ‘copy and paste’ [from Reina].“Montolivo? He’s injured, but he knows that once he starts training again, he’ll be part of the group.“Castillejo? He has fizz in his legs. He knows how to turn in an instant. I’m happy with all the players we’ve signed.“Gordon Singer told me not to read and believe what was written,” he said at a Press conference.“It was my funeral for a month and a half, but instead the club gave my staff and I confidence for us to work serenely. He asked me to improve.”last_img read more

Benitez We need to learn quickly from mistakes

first_imgNewcastle manager Rafael Benitez says his team needs to learn quickly from past mistakes as they prepare to host Chelsea on Sunday.Benitez has called on his Newcastle team to shake off the disappointment of their game as substitute Isaac Hayden was sent off, Kenedy escaped a red card for a dangerous challenge on Victor Camarasa and later missed a decisive penalty in additional time.“Always you are disappointed when you think that you can win a game especially if it is a penalty in the last minute. Benitez told Sky Sports.“But imagine if we pick another player to do the same and he misses the penalty. We will be talking about this one or that one but it is still the same situation. At the end we lost two points and we were nearly there.“You have to think you have another chance. Maybe next time we have to take the penalty in another way, maybe next time we have to score a couple of goals before.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We have to learn quickly and you have to be ready for the next game to do the right things.last_img read more

Filippo Romagna believes Italy U21 are aware of mistakes

first_imgInternational defender Filippo Romagna has maintained that the Italy Under-21 side “are well aware of the mistakes” against Slovakia as they plan to make up for it with Albania.The Azzurrini were flattened 3-0 in a friendly and face another test match on Tuesday.“We analysed Thursday’s loss and are well aware of the mistakes we made, leading to a bad performance and a bad result,” defender Romagna told reporters via Football Italia.“We are ready to get back on track. We want to send a strong signal to ourselves, as we know that the team seen in that last outing was simply not the real us.“We have to first and foremost work on the attitude, as I feel technical issues like misplaced passes and tackles come as a consequence of the mentality.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….“Criticism is constructive, we know that we made mistakes and analysed everything with the Coach, but are convinced that this performance does not accurately reflect who we are.“It’s a wake-up call and we’re all determined to sort things out as soon as possible.”This is played at the Sardegna Arena, where Cagliari defender Romagna plays his home football.“I’m glad it’ll be at Cagliari and I’m sure the fans will give us a big hand.”last_img read more

AC Milan complete the signing of Piatek

first_imgAC Milan have completed the signing of Krzysztof Piatek from Genoa on a four-and-a-half-year deal, according to Sky Sports.The Rossoneri announced on Wednesday night that Piatek has completed his move to the Italian club on a deal that could keep him at the San Siro until June 2023. The deal will also see him earn around £34,000 per week (£1.7m per year).The £31m deal sees Genoa lower their initial asking price of €40m, but Milan will have to pay the transfer fee upfront and include add-ons should they finish in a top four spot in the Serie A come the end of the season.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….Piatek, who is expected to put on the number 19 shirt, will be presented to the media on Thursday afternoon at noon and will join his new teammates for his first training session later that afternoon.Milan have moved for the former Cracovia striker after Gonzalo Higuain saw his loan deal with Gennaro Gattuso’s side cut short to join Chelsea on loan for the remainder of the season.The Polish international moved to Italy last summer and has been very successful, with 19 goals scored in 21 games for Genoa so far this season.last_img read more

Guardiola says he will only answer questions about quadruple at the

first_imgManchester City was down 2-0 at half time but ended up winning 3-2 against Swansea City in a game nobody will ever forget.Current English Premier League champions and leaders Manchester City found themselves in a very difficult situation.The Citizens were 2-0 down at half time, during today’s FA Cup Quarterfinal match.And they could have been kicked out of the competition, but they came from behind and ended up winning 3-2 to eliminate the Championship side.When asked about if this means Manchester City will continue to pursue the quadruple (winning all four titles they are participating at), manager Pep Guardiola was very honest.“Ask me at the end of April [about quadruple] and I will answer you,” Guardiola said to the team’s official website.“I want to congratulate the players and staff for being here at this stage. I am already satisfied.”“I know for the people it will be a big failure if we don’t win three or four titles, so I’m sorry!” he added.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.“Now we are going to fight every game after the international break.”“We played a good game in general. We made some mistakes and conceded goals,” he said.“We adjust something in a defensive way. Celina moved well between the lines and we defended better with two holding players.”“But we spoke in half time and said we need a goal and then hopefully the rest will be easier. The spirit didn’t drop,” he explained.“We started really well at the beginning but missed the last pass and last actions, that’s why we had problems. Swansea played good. But we started the second half very good, found a goal and after we created a lot of chances.”Está prohibido en este equipo rendirse antes de tiempo. Siempre peleando hasta el final 👊🏻It is forbidden in this team to surrender ahead of time. We always fight until the end 👊🏻 #cmonguys #cmoncity #SemiFinals 👉🏻 #FACup #manchestercity— Nicolas Otamendi (@Notamendi30) March 16, 2019last_img read more

Another guardian of Good Governance activated now

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Complaints Commission takes legal effect August 1 Recommended for you Related Items:complaints commission, cynthia astwood Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Apr 2015 – Now the country has an additional avenue to file complaints which have gone to the extreme without apparent justice for the complainant. The Complaints Commission is now set up, it is a Constitutional Body, is headed by Cynthia Astwood and will begin an education campaign so the public understands its function. Astwood who gave a series of media interviews recently explained what she will be coping with as the Commissioner. Good Governance is what the Complaints Commission will be safe guarding; the newly activated Commission also has tremendous power as articulated in the 2011 Constitution. Astwood said the main goal is to resolve issues; she is also hopeful that an office can be established in Providenciales to cope with cases in Provo, North and Middle.last_img read more

Cayman Police investigation in TCI needs more public information appeal again goes

first_img Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program Special Force helping murder cases in TCI Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Increased Police presence promised, TCI Police Commissioner statement on recent shootings Related Items:cayman police, granny hill, james smith, jeff walkin, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Jun 2015 – The Police is still seeking help in the case of Jeff Walkin, who was killed in a crossfire of bullets allegedly between himself and an accomplice and police officers. Today another appeal comes from the RTCIPF, the request says: “Officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service in conjunction with the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force is seeking your assistance in helping us with the investigation into the death of Jeff Walkin which occurred about 1:00am Saturday 6th June 2015 along Granny Hill, Five Cays.” The appeal continues with: “We want you to tell us what you saw and heard. All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. If you have any information that could assist in any of these cases please contact us.” While the Cayman Police Commissioner has not resisted commenting on this investigation; TCI Police Commissioner James Smith has been invisible and save for an initial comment to say he was bringing in the Caymanian team, has been quite silent on the matter.last_img read more

DPM Tells Champion Athletes to Stay Focused

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 21, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest, encouraged athletes to continue to remain focused during the GBSSAA/GBPSAA Awards Presentation 2017 on Friday, June 16.The ceremony was held at the Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy.“It’s always good to see young people doing good, positive things and what we see here today is certainly a manifestation of what our country has to offer and what our future looks like.”  Minister Turnquest congratulated the students on their participation in athletics, academics and performing arts, which together, he said, makes a well rounded community.Adding that while the athletes could not perform to at the best of their ability without coaches and leaders who mentor, train and discipline young people, the Deputy Prime Minister also gave them high praise. He said, “without good coaches, certainly our athletes will perform, because some of them are very gifted, but they will not be able to reach their full potential.”He continued, “We need to encourage our children to focus on their goals, and that’s what it is about today. It’s about celebrating that achievement, that dedication, that sacrifice that these athletes have made.”Reminding them that they did not get there by “happenstance”, Minister Turnquest said he knows they recognize the importance of a lot of work, practise and repetition, “doing the same drill over and over again until it becomes muscle memory and you can do it in your sleep.”“That’s what it’s about and that’s how you make successful citizens”, he continued. “Discipline, courage, conviction. Focus on your dreams.”He then mentioned two major events, The BAAAs Senior National Championships on the GB Sports Complex on June 23 and 24, and the Commonwealth Youth Games being held in Nassau from July 18-23.The Commonwealth Youth Games will include athletes from around the Commonwealth in various disciplines and this is the first time being held in The Bahamas. It is expected that hundreds of athletes, coaches and fans will attend.“We know that our Bahamian athletes will represent and represent well.”He closed by saying that all that is asked that they do their best and remain focused.Following his address, Minister Turnquest presented awards to Track and Field Primary School Champions: Tabernacle Baptist Academy, Little School; Freeport Gospel Chapel, Small School; and Freeport Primary School, Big School. In the Track and Field Division, awards went to Tabernacle Baptist in both the Junior and Senior School Divisions.In Basketball, the Senior Girls Tip Off Classic Champions were Tabernacle Baptist with the MVP being Deandra Nixon. The team was coached by Ms. Shandera Gardiner.Coached by Darren Rolle, the Under 17 GBSSAA Champions were Tabernacle Baptist with the MVP being Joshua Dames.Senior Boys Tip Off Classic Champions also went to Tabernacle Baptist, with coach Kevin Clarke at the helm. He was assisted by Quincy Gray and RJ Woodside. The MVP was Shyrone Kemp.Press Release: BIS Related Items:last_img read more

Fabian Ruiz discusses all things Napoli

first_imgAccording to the Spaniard, he joined the Partenopei because he was advised by the legendary Italian manager’s son Davide AncelottiNapoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz has revealed how the son of Carlo Ancelotti, Davide Ancelotti, helped him get to the Italian Lega Serie A as part of the Partenopei.“At the start, I suffered an injury which held me back for three weeks and then it wasn’t easy to break into the team, my teammates were doing very well. I’m better now and I’m happy,” he was quoted by Football Italia.“It’s going really well with Carlo Ancelotti, he’s a great Coach. He’s calm and close to the players.”“He rarely gets angry, but on the pitch, I’m often close to his technical area and when he does… it’s dangerous!”Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“Did his son recommend me? It’s true, Davide was engaged to a girl from Seville who he met in Madrid, and when he visited her he’d go to watch Betis and Sevilla matches,” he explained.“He saw me play on those occasions. When I met his fiancée, I thanked her.”“It’s a more direct and quicker style of football here, but now that I’m playing regularly I feel good. The players are strong, the quality is very similar and in the end, there is not a huge difference,” he added.“I’m learning the language little-by-little, it’s not as hard as it seems at the start.”last_img read more

Valverde explains Messis Clasico role

first_imgBarcelona manager Ernesto Valverde revealed that he decided to drop Lionel Messi to the bench due to the “discomfort” he was experiencing.The Argentine forward has named on the bench for the first leg of Barcelona’s Copa del Rey semi-final tie against rivals Real Madrid on Wednesday night at Camp Nou due to a thigh injury.In Messi’s absence, Barcelona struggled to get past the Real defence after going a goal down early on through Lucas Vazquez.Valverde introduced Messi into the game on the 63rd-minute after Malcom had equalised for Barcelona.But the 31-year-old struggled to make an impact with the Catalan giants being forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in the first leg.“Leo is fine,” said Valverde, according to Marca. “But we prefer not to take risks in this time [of the season].“He had some discomfort and we decided it was for the best.”On the other hand, Malcom unexpectedly proved to be the star man for Barcelona in his Clasico debut after struggling for regular game time this season.The Brazilian winger made the most of the rare starting opportunity Valverde gave him and deservedly capped off a fine performance by scoring the equaliser.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.“It was a difficult test because it’s a very special match,” said Valverde. “Malcom was connecting with his teammates very well.”The return leg between Barcelona and Real Madrid will take place on February 27 at the Santiago Bernabeu.To progress to the final, Barcelona will need to score at least one goal in order to retain their hopes of a fifth straight Copa del Rey title.“We have to score, it’s simple,” added Valverde.“The tie is open.”Next up for Barcelona is a trip to the San Mames to take on Athletic Bilbao in La Liga on Saturday as they bid to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the standings.📷 Our captain 💙❤️— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) February 6, 2019last_img read more

Man pleads not guilty to fatally shooting exgirlfriend at Skyline stop light

first_img September 7, 2018 Man pleads not guilty to fatally shooting ex-girlfriend at Skyline stop light Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 7, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend from his car in Skyline after she got out of a different vehicle to yell at him pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.Robert Haywood Reed, 38, is charged in the Aug. 25 death of 27-year- old Sylvianita Widman, a mother of two.Judge Maureen Hallahan found that Reed is a danger to the community and granted a prosecutor’s request for $1 million bail.Deputy District Attorney Amy Colby said Reed and Widman had dated for only a month.On Aug. 25 about 5:30 p.m., Reed stopped his car at a stop light at the intersection of South Meadowbrook Drive and Skyline Drive and a car Widman was riding in pulled up behind the defendant’s car, according to Colby.Witnesses said Widman got out of the passenger seat and approached Reed’s car, and he allegedly shot her with a .38-caliber handgun. The victim collapsed in a nearby parking lot and died about an hour later at a hospital.Reed turned himself in to authorities 12 days after the shooting.The defendant is seen on surveillance video going into a liquor store and on another traffic surveillance video as the shooting takes place, the prosecutor said.Reed faces up to 50 years to life in prison if convicted of murder and the use of a gun causing death.A status conference was set for Sept. 18 and a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 20. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

New Gilman Drive Bridge over I5 unveiled

first_img Ed Lenderman, 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) – A long-awaited bridge, connecting the East and West campuses of UC San Diego over the I-5 is much closer to completion. It’s part of a much larger infrastructure and transportation project along the already busy corridor.You could certainly call the location the epicenter of all the construction going on here: The widening of the freeway, the new bridge over it at Gilman Drive, and literally looming over all, one of the elevated guideways for the Mid-Coast Trolley extension– that in 2021 will connect the Border, South Bay, downtown and Old Town to the University.But our focus is on the bridge– because for the first time since the start of construction, commuters can see it’s design now that the metal and wooden supports have come off.Our story details how the bridge was included with all of the other work because it’s not directly related to the trolley and the two trolley stations being built on the campus, along with one at the nearby VA Medical Center.In meeting with the University, SANDAG and Caltrans officials went over the trolley project.  Great, said campus officials, but they added, in essence, as long as you’re going to have this huge construction footprint here, can you concurrently build a long-planned vehicle and pedestrian span over the I-5 connecting a campus separated by a freeway.SANDAG AND Caltrans signed off and the Gilman Bridge will be open in January of next year.Nine new stations will be constructed. Major construction work began in 2016, with service anticipated to begin in 2021. To learn more, visit click here. November 8, 2018 Updated: 12:42 PM Posted: November 8, 2018center_img New Gilman Drive Bridge over I-5 unveiled Ed Lenderman Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Soy Transportation Coalition Releases Study on Funding of Locks and Dams

first_imgThe Soy Transportation Coalition (STC), which includes ASA, 11 state soybean boards, and the United Soybean Board (USB), released a study entitled “New Approaches for U.S. Lock and Dam Maintenance and Funding.” The study was conducted by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University and highlights the inadequacies of the current efforts of managing our lock and dam system and the potential for alternative funding and maintenance strategies to achieve better results. The study is compared major waterways infrastructure projects in other countries, such as the Panama Canal expansion, with those in the United States.These foreign projects have been completed on time and on budget despite being bigger and more complex than U.S. projects. The Olmsted Lock and Dam project is a prime example of the inefficiency of U.S. waterways infrastructure projects, as its original cost estimate of $775 million was recently updated to over $3.1 billion with a significant time horizon remaining before it will be completed.The STC study examines the reasons for the cost overruns and project delays, focusing on the role that the current piecemeal and unpredictable financing process has on project delivery in the U.S.The U.S. waterways industry, of which ASA is a stakeholder and supporter, has for many years advocated and lobbied for funding to modernize and construct new, larger locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River. Unfortunately, the fiscal challenges facing our country as well as the dysfunctional legislative process have resulted in little progress.As the Water Resources Development Act is due for reauthorization in 2013, ASA will raise some of the issues and ideas examined in the STC study with other agricultural groups, waterways industry partners, and Congress in an effort to achieve the optimal waterways transportation system that takes into account fiscal and legislative realities.last_img read more

Vancouver man killed in Michigan accident

first_imgA 49-year-old Vancouver man died in a car accident on Interstate 94 in Michigan on Sunday.The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that the Vancouver man died when his vehicle struck an eastbound vehicle on I-94.The driver of the second car was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.Deputies told the paper that alcohol and drugs weren’t factors in the collision and both drivers were wearing seat belts.As of Tuesday night, the man’s name had not been released.last_img

Fewer openings fewer deer in Cascade units

first_imgLook at a map of the Southwest Washington game units and straddling the Cascade Mountains are Siouxon, Lewis River and Packwood — hundreds of square miles of public land.Then look at the bottom of the state statistics for deer harvest and there are those same units — with single-digit success rates about half or less the regional average.WHEN: Most of Western Washington is open Oct. 15-31 and Nov. 17-20. Grayback and East Klickitat are open Oct. 15-28.COST: A state resident deer license is $45.90. For youth age 15 and younger, the cost is $19.80Hunters know deer are more dense in the Klickitat units, or the low-elevation areas closer to Interstate 5, than in the units high in the southern Cascades of Washington.“Habitat is really what controls the deer population,” said Eric Holman, a wildlife biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “Those 20- and 30-year-old clearcuts (in the Cascade units) are not good habitat for deer. Those have dense canopies that don’t allow light to get to the forest floor and grow much in the way of preferred food for deer.”To understand the relative scarcity of deer in places like Siouxon, Lewis River and Packwood, it’s necessary to know the land management history of the area.last_img read more

Barracks hospital on endangered properties list

first_imgVancouver’s century-old Post Hospital is one of eight sites on the 2012 list of the state’s most endangered historic properties.The brick building, which overlooks Interstate 5 in downtown Vancouver, is owned by the city.Visit our Vancouver Barracks Web page, which includes interactive map.It was nominated for the “most endangered” list by the Fort Vancouver National Trust, which holds the master lease to the West Barracks campus and manages several buildings.A spot on the list, released Tuesday by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, is a way to bring attention to the Post Hospital, said Elson Strahan, president and CEO of the National Trust.“It’s the most iconic structure in the West Barracks,” Strahan said. “So, we wanted to make sure people understood its importance.”That awareness will help the Historic Trust “make our case for historic-preservation funding,” Strahan said. It also hopefully will get community members interested in restoring the structure, possibly as a community center for the arts.The nonprofit Historic Trust has undertaken a $110,000 capital campaign to fund an architecture and engineering study; about $65,000 has been secured.The nomination includes a description of threats to each site. According to the Historic Trust, the biggest threat to the hospital is its proximity to I-5, with construction of the Columbia River Crossing slated to begin in 2014. It will include a wall that will be built within four to six feet of the hospital.Strahan added that the CRC and Director Nancy Boyd “are doing a great job working with us.”Other threats include damage to the brick and masonry, caused by settling, moisture and acid rain resulting from traffic pollution mixing with rain.While most of the 2012 endangered properties are in cities ranging from Spokane to Blaine, one statewide resource made the list. More than 600 historic buildings and sites that are part of the Washington State Parks system are in jeopardy, the report indicated.last_img read more