Barça has a strategic advantage over Madrid by Lautaro

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 14, 2020 The problem is that as they say in Argentina, Real Madrid could interfere and try to convince the player to go to play in the Spanish capital, also after payment of its termination clause. “Removing Mbappé, he is the player that everyone wants”, has recently explained to ACE the albiceleste coach, Lionel Scaloni. However, although the team of Zinedine Zidane I would like to, I would have a problem to make space, since the player is extra-community and only three can be registered (Lautaro arrived in Europe in July 2018 and has no family history that could expedite the procedures of dual citizenship). Right now, Vinicius, Rodrygo and Militao do not have a European passport and if that were not enough, the medium-term plan is for Reinier to enter the plans of the first template. At this time there is already one left, although for now the 18-year-old will begin to form in the Castile. 10 And it is that in Barcelona there are only two players who occupy a foreign place: Arthur Melo and Arturo Vidal. In the case of the second, in addition, it is expected to enter into an operation for the future, since precisely Inter Milan has asked about the Chilean during the last months. Another trick they could play to try to make the operation cheaper. Anyway, Barça would have a place for him and the forward would be quite clear that it would not be difficult to become the Barca striker of the new decade knowing that Suarez is already 33 years old.Meanwhile, knowing that the future of the Argentine seems to be far from Italy, Inter Milan has already started to find a substitute for guarantees and that seems to be the Arsenal’s Gabonese attacker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 14, 2020 In this sense, it is difficult to imagine a sale of any of the four Brazilians, since none of them are over 22 years old, being the theoretical stars of the future of the white team. All this without counting Takefusa Kubo, now ceded in Mallorca, since the Japanese also occupies an extra-community place. An assignment of any of them would not be more than a patch until one of them could obtain dual citizenship (the first to be able to obtain it would be Vinicius). A problem that makes Barca start with a strategic advantage when it comes to addressing the signing. Barcelona has been considering paying the termination clause of Lautaro Martínez for months. During the month of July, the price of the Argentine would be set at 111 million euros, and is one of the most coveted strikers on the international scene. He is 22 years old and so far this year has scored 16 goals and has given 4 assists in 28 games, leaving very good feelings in the Champions League against the Barca team. That’s why Barça already thinks of him as the number one replacement for Luis Suárez, who will gradually start dosing once he recovers from his injury.last_img read more

Morrison joins Asafa, Stewart at Fast Twitch

first_imgUpcoming Jamaican sprinter Natasha Morrison has joined Asafa Powell and Kerron Stewart at the Texas-based Fast Twitch Factory after her recent departure from the MVP Track Club.Morrison, a 100m finalist and the lead-off runner on Jamaica’s gold medal-winning 4x100m relay team at the recent IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, was reportedly asked to leave the University of Technology-based MVP Track Club.There was speculation that she would remain in Jamaica and train with one of the other local outfits, but it has now been confirmed that she will work out of Austin, Texas, with Asafa’s older brother, Donovan.Morrison reportedly left the island earlier this week.A lot of potentialSpokesperson for the club Tara Playfair-Scott confirmed Morrison’s addition to the club, while sharing her impressions of the athlete, whom she considers a perfect complement to the growing group.”We are thrilled to have her on board. She is an amazing athlete with a lot of potential, and we are looking forward to working with her,” Playfair-Scott told The Gleaner yesterday.”Natasha is a great addition to the Fast Twitch family, and I think she complements the others very well. It’s a nice group and a nice mix of athletes,” added Playfair-Scott, who also shared that the club is unlikely to make any other additions going into the upcoming season.The club is completed by another Jamaican sprinter, Winston Barnes.Morrison, who ran a personal best 10.96 in the semi-finals of the World Championships, finished seventh in the final, with a time of 11.02.The sprinter, who has struggled somewhat with injuries over the past few seasons, made her breakthrough this season, earlier booking her spot on the World Championships team by finishing second in 11.03 at the National Senior Championships in June.She is considered by many to be among the island’s more promising sprinters but was surprisingly cut from the MVP Track Club shortly after the World Championships, becoming part of an exodus that included fellow world-class athletes Kaliese Spencer and Christine Day, who have since joined the Cameron Blazers unit.last_img read more

Rockets’ Harden out for two weeks with leg injury

first_imgHarden scored 40 points before leaving late in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ double-overtime win.He is averaging 32 points, nine assists, five rebounds and 1.8 steals per game for the Rockets (26-9), who have been struggling of late, losing five of their last six games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe team said doctors would re-evaluate Harden’s injury in two weeks. /cbb OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Ancajas won’t stop James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets sits on the bench in this photo taken on November 16, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona.  AFP FILEHOUSTON, United States — Houston Rockets star James Harden will be out for at least two weeks with a hamstring injury, the National Basketball Association team announced on Monday.The Rockets said Harden suffered a grade two strain of his left hamstring in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentscenter_img 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 Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone MOST READlast_img read more

Counselor Gould’s Pleading to the Supreme Court: Threat, or Caution?

first_imgCounselor Theophilus Gould, representing the National Elections Commission (NEC) in the case of whether or not to proceed with the planned December 16 Senatorial elections, made what could well be considered a rather strange remark to the Court on Monday.   He told the Court that should it accept the petitioners’ request to halt the planned December 16 elections, “all of you would lose your respective jobs, because there would be a change of government.”Counselor Gould, who is also president of the Liberia Bar Association, warned that the petitioners’ real intent hadlittle to do with the Ebola epidemic, but more to do with what he called their real intention of establishing an interim government.  For if come January there are no newly elected Senators to replace the outgoing ones, a constitutional crisis could erupt that could lead to the fall of the government, necessitating an “interim government.”But the petitioners’ lawyer, Cllr. Laveli Supuwood, vigorously rejected that argument.  They were not interested in an interim government; but in preventing the violation of the Constitution by NEC and the Legislature.Cllr. Supuwood based his argument on Articles 86 (a,b) and Article 88 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia, which deal primarily with Emergency Powers. NEC and the Legislature, however, in setting the election date to December 16, 2014, said they took into consideration the failure to hold the elections which, in keeping with the Constitution, were scheduled for October 14, 2014.  NEC and the Legislature feared that a further delay in holding these elections would, come January 2015, leave the Senate chamber half empty—or half full—depending on whether one sees this from the eyes of a pessimist or optimist.  In any case, that could veritably lead to a constitutional crisis, for the Senate chamber has never been halved during normal democratic times.The Supreme Court Justices will have to decide which is the lesser of two evils—hold the elections now, given the considerable decline in the Ebola epidemic, or wait until a later date and drag the country into an even deeper constitutional quagmire (swamp, predicament).  Most political parties, including the two leading ones, the ruling Unity Party and the opposition Congress for Democratic Change, have agreed to proceed with the December 16 Senatorial elections.There are, however, two sticky situations, which have nothing to do with the matter before the Supreme Court but are nonetheless at the very center of political discussion at this time.  The first is President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s announcement of Executive Order #65 banning public gatherings of any kind for the next 42 days.  This means that should this Executive Order be executed, it would abrogate campaign rallies or political gatherings.  The second situation is the senatorial campaign for Montserrado County of the President’s son, Robert Sirleaf.There are many who suspect a link between this Executive Order and the President’s son in the senatorial race.  And that is why some are calling it “sinister,” while others contend that it violates the constitutional guarantee of freedom of assembly.Ostensibly, Executive Order #65 is intended to prevent what happened last Friday—the CDC mass demonstration, which many felt renewed the threat of Ebola viral transmission. There were two portions of the Executive Order that raised RED FLAGS!  First, it is to last for 42 days, well past the date when the election results would be announced. The second is that the enforcement of the Executive Order is restricted to “the streets of Monrovia.”  Why Monrovia only, people are asking?  Is there a fear of public reaction when the Montserrado result is announced?  What would that result be and why the fear? People who were around for the 1985 presidential and legislative elections recall what Head of State Samuel Doe did on the day the results were announced: he ordered everyone to stay home and the streets of Monrovia were barricaded with soldiers and armored vehicles.  Of course, the purpose of that massive show of force was obvious:  Doe and Elections Commissioner Emmet Harmon blatantly (barefacedly) rigged the elections and they wanted no trouble afterwards.President Sirleaf herself can fully understand public suspicion surrounding her Executive Order, for she was present to remember that it was Jackson F., not Samuel K.  Doe, who REALLY WON that election!The Liberian people eagerly await the Supreme Court’s verdict which will come probably before the weekend.   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LIB Life Top Five Songs Of the week

first_imgThere have been a lot of up-to-date songs in the Liberian music industry, and many artists are currently garnering huge attention, even if they are receiving very little from their work. To give an example of just a few songs that have been making headways in the music industry, LIB Life is presenting a list of five most popular songs that have been storming the airwaves.Top five songs for the week ending August 16, 2015.1. Grace by Soul Fresh Ft Quincy B2. More Fire by Mr. Smith3. Kemah by DenG4. Bartenders By F.A5. Crazy by Quincy BLet’s start with fifth place Quincy B’s newest single “Crazy”. It is a mixture of Afro pop and catchy colloquial. Produced by Quincy B himself, the 21 year-old artist’s vocal ability is prolific.In an interview a few months back and before the release of the song Quincy B said, “This is the first time I’m in love and don’t know how to express it. So I think expressing it through music will let my fans know that Quincy has fallen in love; and I’m just trying to appreciate my fiancée for the love she is giving me.”The Fourth place song for this weekend is “Bartender” by F.A. This song has accelerated to more than 5,000 thousand views on YouTube alone. DenG is well known for making hit songs and since debuting in the industry on a song by Queen V, “Jue You Bad,” he has managed to maintain his place at the top. Holding the third-place slot is his song, “Kemah”, a smash hit among the ladies. Since its release over five months ago it has remained unbeatable. But there are two things you may not know about DenG: he won four major awards in a single year for the song “They Vex”. Yet there are no official video of all these hits song he has made.Grabbing second place is Mr. Smith with “More fire.” This song has been garnering international recognition, and during its first month of release it debuted on Sound City in Nigeria and went West Africa chart 10 places respectively.Mr. Smith is currently in Nigeria, trying to break into the industry, and is working hard on a new album called “The Street Music”.Soul Fresh,the hottest musical group in the nation is holding first place with “Grace” featuring Quincy B. The song reflects the mercy of God on the artists in spite of their celebrity lifestyle.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LMA, LIBA: With Mills Jones No Longer at CBL, What Future If the New…

first_imgAs Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. J. Mills Jones, contributed tens of millions of Liberian and United States dollars to ordinary Liberian businesspeople in order to empower them to improve and expand their businesses. In so doing, he helped them lift themselves out of poverty, better educate their children and improve their living standards.Dr. Jones is no longer at CBL. Now there is an Acting Executive Governor, Charles Sirleaf, the President’s son. He was part of the Board of Governors that made possible the empowerment of ordinary Liberian businesspeople. Hopefully, shortly, President Sirleaf is scheduled to appoint a new Executive Governor. If Charles Sirleaf and later, the new CBL Executive Governor are able to steer the CBL in the positive direction that Governor Jones left it, retaining its position as the nation’s richest and most successful public financial institution, how do we know whether the new CBL leader will favor ordinary Liberian businesspeople with the same generosity and vision as Governor Jones?Remember the ancient saying, “There came a pharaoh that did not know Joseph”?Joseph, favored son of Jacob, was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. But God’s favor was upon Joseph and he later became the Prime Minister of Egypt because he correctly interpreted Pharaoh’s dream of seven years of plenty and seven years of famine. The famine spread to Israel and Jacob sent his sons to buy food in Egypt. There they met their younger brother Joseph, but did not know him. He, however, knew them. And when he revealed himself to them, they all bowed to him, in fulfillment of a dream he had as a boy. As the famine continued in Israel, Joseph sent for his father, brothers and their families. Pharaoh gave them the choicest land in Egypt—Goshen—where they farmed and became very rich.Alas! Pharaoh died! There came a new Pharaoh who did not know Joseph! So what happened? This new pharaoh enslaved the Israelites for 400 years, just as God had prophesized to Abraham, Jacob’s grandfather. God later sent Moses to Egypt to tell Pharaoh, “Let my people go.”Lusu Sloan, President, Liberian Marketing Association (LMA), and D. Maxwell Kemayah, President, Liberia Business Association, (LIBA), must now look seriously to the day when the new Central Bank Governor WILL NOT KNOW YOU! So what shall you do—return to the slavery of poverty and powerlessness? That, you know, is what the rest of us Liberians are today—enslaved to the foreigners who completely dominate our commerce and economy. And HARDLY ANY of our pharaohs—the Liberian officials—know anyone called Joseph! They know only Eid, Habib, Haddad, Abi Jaoudi Singh, Punjab, Mustapha and Mohamed—not Joseph, Lusu, Kaema, Bindu, not Dahn, Sonpon, Juah, Flomo or Zizzay.Mills Jones has done for our small businesspeople one thing more: He has created and sharpened their political sensitivities. But the LMA and LIBA must never forget that that was NOT Mills Jones’ sole intention. His primary aim was to empower them in business, lift them out of poverty and assure them a better future for themselves, their children and country.So how should the LMA, LIBA, all their members and the microfinance beneficiaries propel themselves in business and economic empowerment and NOT return to the slavery of poverty? Yes, these people should continue to sharpen their political sensitivities, for this is essential, even crucial to the future of Liberia.But—and this is a BIG BUT—they all should continue to GROW their BUSINESSES and graduate from selling their bitter ball and used clothes on the ground and open their own shops, stores and supermarkets all over the country. They and their children should go into not just retail, but WHOLESALE businesses and become ENTREPRENEURS. And yes, the children should complete high school and university, yet NEVER forget business. After university they should not go seeking jobs. They should rather develop and expand their parents’ businessesor create their own and themselves become employers.The LMA, LIBA and all the other microfinance beneficiaries Governor Jones empowered should develop their rice, cassava, coffee, cocoa, potato, plantain, pepper and other vegetable farms, and become rich!While focusing on their businesses, our people must also think about whom we elect in 2017 that will put Liberians first before foreigners in every field of endeavor, including BUSINESS.In order to make it easy for our leaders to encourage us in business, however, we must be very serious about business—diligent, efficient, totally committed and determined to achieve and succeed! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dreher sets course for dream job

first_imgThe local golfer also talked about the emotions that came with qualifying. Dreher said it took a while for the fact that she made the LPGA to finally sink in, but it eventually clicked that she had achieved a dream she set when she was eight years old.  She also talked about how this brings her one step closer to her life-long goal. “It’s a great step in the direction towards my main goal in life, which is to be the greatest female golfer in the world. This brings me one step closer.”She says it was also an incredible experience to receive support for her achievement from all her friends, family and fellow golfers. Dreher will now take a month away from the course, returning to Penticton to spend the holidays with her family and friends. She will then head back to the United States, and begin preparation for next year. When asked what she feels she needs to work on entering this season, Dreher says she will focus a lot on her short game. She feels she is hitting the ball very well, thanks to a few tips her brother gave her, and needs to continue to make clutch puts, something she said her game was lacking in the past.Advertisement “I find I play better when I have to come back and I was confident I would play well on the final day, the way I was hitting the ball.” Dreher says her final round was “mediocre” but nonetheless, she was obviously quite pleased with her final results.Entering that final round, Dreher says she felt good, was hitting the ball well, and started to feel confident with her putter. She said she felt she didn’t make too many mistakes on her final round.- Advertisement -When talking about significant shots she made throughout the tournament, she remembers a particularly tough par three near the conclusion of her final round that she entered at even on the score card. After putting her ball in the bunker off the tee, she was left with what she described as a “tough” bunker shot. Needing to par the hole, Dreher hit the ball out of the sand, putting her Titleist Pro V1 within ten feet of the cup, and draining the ten-footer to save par. “I thought to myself after making that put that it might have been the turning point to keep my round together.”She also talked about birdying the final hole of the tournament, a long par five, when she made an important chip shot on her third shot, putting the ball inches from the pin to tap in for a birdie.  Advertisement Upon completing the tournament tied for 34, Dreher earned herself a Category 20 Membership to the LPGA. With that status, she is eligible to play on the LPGA, as well as the Futures tour. Dreher says that next year will be a busy one for her, as she plans on having a full schedule, playing in as many tournaments as possible.One important aspect that she attributed to her success was her caddy and brother, Shelby Dreher. Her brother served as her caddy throughout the entire Q-School tournament, and says his positive attitude kept her calm during important shots and “was a big part of(her) mental game”.She also talked about how the presence of her family was important throughout the days, as they provided a positive distraction when she was not on the course, preventing Dreher from getting into her own head while sitting at home alone and reflecting on the day. After completing the five day tournament, Dreher claims that this year’s Q-School was a “roller coaster of emotions”, and the most stressful tournament she has ever played in, which on some occasions, limited her hours of sleep. Regardless, she feels the tournament was very beneficial going into the LPGA season.  Advertisement Next year will be an exciting time in Dreher’s life: it will be her first time on the LPGA tour, something she believes will keep her quite busy. She will constantly be travelling, most likely training at an exceptionally hard rate, and most importantly, she will be living her dream. Dreher entered the final day of the tournament tied for 34, only six spots away from missing the cut, set at 40 and higher. Despite an up-and-down tournament, during which at one point she was tied for 15, Dreher felt alright with her position entering the final day.last_img read more

New TV/Web service arrives

first_imgMONTEBELLO – Some consumers in the city now have a third choice, along with satellite and cable, for subscription pay television. Earlier this month, AT&T, the telephone company giant, launched U-verse, a new television and high-speed Internet service folded into one package. “We were looking to roll out this new system in communities that had a customer base with a desire for choice in their TV and broadband services,” said Kieran Nolan, At&T vice president and general manager for the Los Angeles area. “And Montebello was on the top of the list.” Currently, residents near the Montebello Country Club and Golf Course, 901 Via San Clemente, have access to the service. “It’s one of the first television services integrating the TV experience with the Internet experience,” he said. AT&T was granted a statewide franchise earlier this year in accordance with new state legislation regarding video service, said AT&T spokesperson Gordon Diamond. “It basically allowed us to have the same agreement the city has with its current cable provider without having to negotiate with the city,” he said. The city’s franchise tax agreement with Charter Communications states that the company pays 5 percent of its sales base, said Michael Tam, city controller. “We receive approximately $300,000 from Charter annually,” he said. “But we don’t expect to get that much from AT&T.” The new system, under the agreement, must also provide public education programing, Diamond said. For more information, or to check if U-verse is available in your area, call 1 (800) ATT-2020 or log on to (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Other cities that have also launched U-verse include Anaheim, Burbank, Glendale, Fullerton, Laguna Niguel, Riverside, Tustin, Santa Clarita, Garden Grove and Altadena. “We are definitely going to expand within Montebello,” said Nolan, stressing this is not a test market. “Montebello is a very important marketplace.” U-verse TV customers have a selection of five programming packages and premium packages, all complete with High Definition channels and digital video recording (DVR). The pricing for these packages ranges from $44 to $129, which includes one DVR box and three regular boxes. Some of the other features of U-verse include a large selection of television programming such as premium, Spanish-language, religious and ethnic networks; a video-on-demand library; fast channel changing; picture-in-picture channel surfing; and a program search that allows viewers to search by title or actors’ names. The initial response to U-verse has been “quite favorable,” Nolan said, pointing out that people are looking for more. last_img read more


first_imgA DERRY man accused of speeding in Co Donegal during the Donegal Rally weekend has failed to appear in court.Judge Paul Kelly issued an arrest warrant for Jonathan Meehan, from Cornwell Fields, Derry. The 23-year-old is charged with dangerous driving at Dromore, Letterkenny, on June 16 and is accused of driving at 173km/hr in a 100km/hr zone.Judge Kelly ordered that Meehan forfeit garda bail of €500.ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR DERRY MAN ON 173KM/HR DANGEROUS DRIVING CHARGE was last modified: July 6th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal rallyGardaspeedinglast_img read more

4 children injured in jump house

first_imgLA MIRADA – Four children were hospitalized Saturday after being injured when an inflatable bounce house toppled, sending them tumbling out onto a street. The incident took place at a party about 5:30 p.m. in the 11100 block of Archway Drive in La Mirada. The children, ranging in age from 5-8, were playing atop the inflatable house, officials said. “It tipped over with a bunch of kids on top,” said Los Angeles County paramedic Rick Canales. “It just threw them out into the street.” One of the children was knocked unconscious and airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition. The other three were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries, Canales said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 – Todd Ruizlast_img read more