“The Premier is not suitable for Messi, it is not Cristiano Ronaldo”

first_imgIn this sense, he again compared the physical level of Cristiano Ronaldo with that of Messi and even ventured to say that the withdrawal of ‘10’ from Barça is approaching: “Ronaldo is a monster, but at 32, Messi is only one or two years old playing at the highest level. Even playing at Barça together with great players, you will not have the same rhythm or the same ability to haggle. I’m sure he knows the end is not far away. “All this comes to mind after the controversy preceded by the dissent between Leo Messi and Eric Abidal, which has unleashed all kinds of rumors, including the possible departure of the Rosario from Can Barça. Petit also got wet about this event: “Abidal has also had problems with Xavi, a legend of Barça. We are not used to Messi talking on social networks that way. It is usually very quiet, so you must be very upset. “ Emmanuel Petit, a World champion with the French national team and Premier League with Arsenal, He also had his way through the ranks of Barcelona after triumphing as a footballer gunner. However, This past culé did not care when charging hard against Leo Messi and a hypothetical signing for Manchester City, in declarations granted to the English media Daily MirrorThe former French midfielder claimed that the Argentine star would not be prepared for the intensity with which the English teams play: “Honestly, I don’t think it’s suitable for the intensity of England. He does not like to be locked up and kicked because in Spain he is protected. It would be a pleasure for English fans to see it, but I don’t see why a club like City, for example, would be the one chosen by Messi to move at age 32 or 33 “.At the age of the Argentine, Petit also appealed, remarking that the club led by Guardiola should have bid for him before: “If the City wanted to buy it, it should have tried a couple of years ago. Messi is not Cristiano Ronaldo. Physically, it is not the same machine. “last_img read more

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Rosell announces that he will not be a candidate for the presidency

first_imgRosell, by the way, supported the remodeling of the Board of Directors that Josep Maria Bartomeu has recently implemented (“Barto is stronger than people think,” he says). And he denied that the new Board has a rosellista scent: “It is a falsehood, unprofessional journalists who misinform and do not contrast. Barto has made his decisions alone, and all the managers who follow, were already. If I had influenced, as an example , I would have tried for my friend Silvio Elías to continue on the Board of Directors. It should surprise me that this sector of the press says that, but unfortunately it doesn’t surprise me. All of them ‘casually’ with the same message as if it were a mantra, coordinated by someone superior, and in all the media that have always been against it, from 2010 until now. Many of them, means that with our arrival to the Barça presidency lost their privileges. What I do not know how to decipher is if that media sector when it uses the adjective “Rosellista”, is it a negative or positive adjective? … ha ha ha. Although it was an open secret, the official confirmation of the protagonist and In the interview with Mundo Deportivo, Sandro Rosell, president of the Barça club between 2010 and January 2014, confirmed that he will not be one of the candidates in the 2021 electoral process: “I promised my mother that while she is alive I would not present myself, and I hope that my mother lives 150 years. In addition, it is necessary to know how to turn the page and not last forever in charges…However, no one escapes that Rosell’s voice will be as important as that the candidate who is blessed by the former president will rise like the foam in the polls. In permanent war with Jaume Roures, Rosell says he wants Barça away from media interests. A message to those who relate the candidacy of Víctor Font with Roures: “I follow all the news with great interest. The only thing I want is that no candidate represents the media or economic interests that have always wanted to control the club to invoice and earn money at their expense, as has happened at some past stage. I will not support whoever represents media, economic and / or political interests, and when the time is right and if the partners want to listen to me, I will openly denounce who represents them (those media interests) so as not to vote for him. “last_img read more

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Curry-less Warriors blown out by Mavs 114-91

first_img Jimmy Butler tipped in a basket with 1.2 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 102-100 despite playing without Derrick Rose. Butler scored 28 points and Aaron Brooks had 29 points to help Chicago win their third in four games. Rose was scratched an hour before the game with right hamstring tendinitis. Nik Vucevic had 20 points and nine rebounds. The Orlando Magic rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-93 and J.J. Redick scored 26 points. Austin Rivers added a season-best 22, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 122-117. Also Wednesday, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz 94-80, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Washington Wizards 94-91, the L.A Lakers downed the Boston Celtics 112-104 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver 110-103. BEATING THE BUZZER DALLAS (AP): The Golden State Warriors flopped without Stephen Curry getting blown out for just their second loss of the season behind 23 points for Dallas’ J.J. Barea in a 114-91 victory for the Mavericks on Wednesday. Curry missed his first game of the season with a lower left leg bruise. But the Warriors (29-2) still have the best 31-game start in NBA history, a game better than four teams. Klay Thompson, the other half of the Splash Brothers, couldn’t make up for Curry’s absence, going 4 of 15 for 10 points. Ian Clark led the Warriors with 21. Zaza Pachulia had 14 points and 15 rebounds and Dirk Nowitzki added 18 and eight boards for the Mavericks, who won their fourth straight game without injured point guard Deron Williams. The Mavericks went up by 30 at 83-53 on a 3-pointer by Wesley Matthews, who had 13 points. The Warriors, who fell behind for good with eight minutes left in the first quarter, didn’t get closer than 17 after that. LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Spurs routed the Phoenix Suns 112-79 for their 19th straight home win to start the season. San Antonio successfully rang out an eventful 2015 that saw them add Aldridge in free agency after being bounced from the opening round of the play-offs and open the season with a franchise record home winning streak. The Spurs also extended their franchise record home winning streak to 28 straight games dating to last season. Kawhi Leonard had 19 points, Manu Ginobili added 13 and Tony Parker had 12 points and seven assists for San Antonio. Tim Duncan missed his third straight game due to right knee soreness, but he wasn’t needed in a game where Aldridge, Leonard and Parker all sat out the fourth quarter.last_img read more

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Silva, UE planning for possibility of Pasaol joining PBA Draft

first_imgCarpio 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 MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Naascu player passes away a week after shooting Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Alvin and I still have to talk, and also with the management, because he might enter this year’s PBA Draft,” said Silva in Filipino.Pasaol still has two more years of collegiate eligibility after Season 81 but with the way he’s playing he’s already seen as a viable lottery pick in the PBA.“We’re going to talk to him and whatever he wants that’s what we’ll go with,” said Silva.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew A multi-titled coach with Ateneo in the juniors’ division, Silva’s early stay in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament produced just one win against 10 losses.Despite the miserable record, though, Silva has a silver lining in the talented forward Alvin Pasaol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPasaol has been a consistent 20-10 player in the league at this point of the season with 22.1 points and 10.7 rebounds-per-game but Silva knows those numbers could come to an end with UE.Silva is aware that Pasaol’s draft stock continues to rise with every game he plays in the UAAP and the idea of his player getting drafted is already in the back of his mind. Joe Silva’s first year as a head coach in the collegiate ranks has been bittersweet at best.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Wildlife Commission outlines closed hunting seasons for 2020

first_img…including birds, reptiles, mammalsThe Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission has published a list of dates for 2020, when wildlife hunting, trapping and killing will be prohibited.For birds, the closed season for parrots and macaws will be from January to May and throughout December; followed by ducks between April to September; ibises from January to August; and black curassow from January to June and in December.Scarlet IbisesAs it relates to mammals, any endangerment of kinkajous will be illegal from April to October; followed by the two-toed sloth in April to December; the lesser anteater from October to December and January to February.For January, February, October and December, interference with the pygmy anteater and tree porcupine are also prohibited. Meanwhile, from May to December, persons were advised that the nine-banded armadillo and Kappler’s armadillo will be illegal.For January to June and in December, hunting is closed for the six-banded armadillo; with the red brocket deer, squirrel monkey and white-tailed deer from January to April and September to December.Closed season for capuchins is from May to December; and the tapir from January to May and September to December.There are restrictions set aside for reptiles as well, including the closed season for green iguanas from May to July and red-footed tortoise from April to July.Any interference with these animals during the outlined seasons are not allowed. During the periods, there will be no trapping, hunting, wounding, killing or sale.Wildlife trafficking is a criminal enterprise that reaps profits in the billions of dollars and is widely known to cause challenges in security and also cause instability in a country’s economy. There are regulations for penalties for harvesting prohibited species of wildlife, exporting, re-exporting or importing wildlife without permits and the use of prohibited devices and methods to hunt wildlife.The Commission is tasked with the responsibility of granting, amending and cancelling licences and permits relating to wildlife. Adding to that, it is responsible for determining the closed season for the capturing and trade of wildlife species.The wildlife Act provides for the establishment of a Wildlife Import and Export Authority, which will be tasked with the management of the international trade of wildlife in Guyana.last_img read more

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Huskies looking to end skid tonight against Beaverlodge

first_imgIt’s been a struggle to say the least for the Blades this season. Not only are they 0-10 up to this point but they’ve scored only 28 goals against a staggering 87 goals against.Tonight’s game is the only one for the Huskies this weekend. After tonight’s game the team will be off until next Friday when they’ll be in Fairview. That will be followed by a home game next Saturday against Sexsmith at 8 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

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Huskies fall apart in Slave Lake

first_imgBy Jon Zacks After a strong performance on Friday against Peace River, the pups got off to an excellent start on Saturday, firing four goals past William Causey for a 4-0 lead after 20 minutes. The Huskies laid an egg on Saturday night, losing 6-4 in Slave Lake. “We came out flat, the reffing was … reffing in Slave Lake … and it just carried over to the third” said Huskies Assistant Coach Jeremy Clother of the collapse.   With the game tied 4-4 heading into the third, the Huskies were still in the game, but they were unable to regain momentum. With Payden Wongstedt in the stands (with a minor muscle injury) and Garrett Muir pulling himself after the fourth Wolves goal, the Huskies seemed unable to get back on their front feet, or regain the intensity they’d played with over the past few games. But, the wheels fell off in the second period, and the Wolves fought their way back in it. center_img Dylan Apsassin and Steven Fast both found the back of the net, while Cody Hildebrand scored twice. Nick Plourde beat Garrett Muir 8 minutes into the second, to get Slave Lake on the board. Kyle Pichette soon got in on the act, scoring twice, and assisting on a Dustin Ghostkeeper goal. Three minutes into the third, Justin Spees banged a rebound past Ty Gullickson, to give the Wolves the lead. Halfway through the third, Thomas Garon added an insurance marker, though it was insurance the Wolves wouldn’t need. “With our team, we should win” said Clothier. “We have the talent to do it, we have the goaltending to keep us in games … but tonight we just didn’t find ways to score in the third.” Fortunately for the Huskies, they don’t have long to stew on the loss. On Sunday afternoon, they get back on the ice at the Arctic Ice Centre, looking for some revenge on the Wolves. Catch Sunday’s game live on Moose FM, starting at 2 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Ministry says groups consulted about water licence

first_imgHe also says a second water licence for Cambrian Energy is expected to be approved by the end of the week. Despite criticisms from Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson that two water pipelines were approved without public or First Nations consultations, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations says it acted according to provincial policy.Simpson was critical of the fact that so much water is used for hydraulic fracking.- Advertisement -In a statement provided by the Ministry, it says it approved a licence for Talisman Energy that allows the company to remove up to 10,000 cubic metres of water per day from the Williston Reservoir to a maximum of 3.65 million cubic metres a year. It says an environmental assessment is only done if a company asks to extract more than 10 million cubic metres a year.The Ministry says it consulted with First Nations in March and April, as well as stakeholders and local and federal governments and determined the reservoir could handle the requested amount of water.The company must also install an approved flow monitoring device and keep records of how much water it has extracted.Simpson has been critical of fracking and is calling on the Province to specify a price for water used by the natural gas industry, to encourage a reduction in demand on freshwater resources.Advertisementlast_img read more

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P.R. concern won’t pay for Dowie defense

first_imgThe former Fleishman-Hillard executive who won millions of dollars in city contracts while providing free political advice to Mayor James Hahn’s administration has lost his bid to have the public relations firm pay legal fees related to his federal indictment for fraud mainly over work for the Department of Water and Power. The Jan. 11 decision grants Fleishman-Hillard’s motion to dismiss Doug Dowie’s civil lawsuit demanding the company pay his defense costs. But U.S. District Judge Gary Allen Feess said Dowie could revive his suit if he is acquitted of charges that he bilked the DWP out of at least $300,000 over a four-year period. Dowie has pleaded not guilty. Dowie’s civil attorney, Michael J. Faber, said he didn’t know how much Dowie has racked up in legal bills with Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, but said those defense lawyers are continuing to “vigorously” represent him. Faber said Dowie can seek reimbursement of the legal fees later, regardless of the outcome of the criminal trial. Feess’ ruling doesn’t affect the wrongful termination suit that Dowie has filed against Fleishman Hillard, which is scheduled for trial in June. He’s seeking lost wages from his $370,000-a-year job and other damages, alleging he was made a “scapegoat” for the public relations company as it was being swept up in a City Hall corruption scandal. Fleishman-Hillard paid the city nearly $6 million to settle a lawsuit over the alleged overbilling, distanced itself from possible criminal wrongdoing in the case, and said it would fully cooperate in the investigation. The firm issued a statement saying it was satisfied with the court’s decision and would have no further comment. John Stodder, who also was fired by the P.R. giant, was indicted on 11 counts of wire fraud and a conspiracy charge. He also has pleaded not guilty. Former Fleishman-Hillard executive Steve Sugarman pleaded guilty to three counts of wire fraud in July, admitting he bilked the DWP out of tens of thousands of dollars and agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors against other former company officials. Beth Barrett, (818) 713-3731 beth.barrett@dailynews.com 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

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Martinez confident Vipers will reach Champions League Group stage

first_imgJavier Martinez (left) and Viper’s defender Geoffrey Wasswa (right) during the Pre-match press conference on Friday (Photo by Shaban Lubega)CAF Champions League-First round 2nd LegVipers SC vs CS ConstantineSt. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeSaturday, 22-12-2018 @4pmKITENDE – With just over a day to their return leg clash at the home to CS Constantine, Vipers SC head coach Javier Martinez is optimistic his side will reach the lucrative end (Group stages) of the tournament.Vipers head into Saturday’s game trailing 1-0 from the first leg and know a 2-0 result will be enough to see them reach the Group stages of the competition for the first time in history.“Tomorrow (Saturday) we have a very important game, we are still preparing and are excited about it, said Martinez at the Pre-Match press briefing in Kitende.“We know what is at stake and it is either victory or we are out. We want to do the best and i am confident we will progress.The Mexican has been in charge of Vipers for over 4 months now and oversaw the Venom’s elimination of Sudanese side Al Merriekh in the last round. Viper won the second leg 1-0 after losing 2-1 in Sudan.Martinez has been in charge of Vipers for 4 monthsHowever, the game on Saturday poses a stiffer challenge than that in the last round after Vipers failed to score away from home.“We know it is not going to be easy, continued Martinez.“We have the opportunity to change the result and that is because we did great away from home.  We come into the game after defeating Bul 3-1 on Wednesday and that will help boost our spirits because it is always good to head into such a game on the back of a victory.“Hopefully, we can be replicate the result and performance in Jinja.Vipers have been troubled by injuries of late especially in the goalkeeping department and have seen third choice-Derrick Ochan start both of their last two games but Martinez is not worried about that department going into Saturday’s clash.“I am not worried about my goalkeeping department because we have three good goalkeepers.“I am confident that whoever starts against Constantine will get the job done. Ochan (Derrick) is supposed to be third choice but has been doing well of late and he is someone we all trust very much.Asked about injury updates and why Aggrey Madoi has not been featuring of late, the Mexican had this to say.“Our Captain Tadeo Lwanga is still injured but we will wait and see if he comes back in time for the game. Apart from him, the rest of the team is in contention.“About Madoi, he was injured before but now he is coming back.“We have 29 players who compete for places so it is not easy just easing back into the set up but he is now available and we will wait and see if he makes the team tomorrow.Comments Tags: CAF Champions League 2018/19CS ConstantineJavier martinezvipers sclast_img read more

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