Onana is a shot from Barça: “We must take the next step”

first_imgYesterday we told AS that Barcelona is one of those who have already called the player to feel his opinion. He is not the only team interested, others like PSG or Premier clubs have also asked about him.At the moment, the transfer market is very slow and there is nothing clear, but Onana has already taken the next step in any player’s exit process of publicly announcing their desire to exit. The pact he made with the club that they would facilitate his departure in the event of favorable conditions is his great hope. Onana wants to leave Ajax and has stated this in a statement to AD, a Dutch medium. In this way, the goalkeeper continues to feed the rumors of a possible march this summer, although there is still no clearly defined destination.“There were five greats here, but now the time has come to take the next step. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy at Ajax and very grateful to the club”Onana commented. “We reached that agreement last year. I still don’t know what will happen, but my intention is clear.”.last_img read more

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Reggae Boyz to meet Honduras in February friendly

first_imgTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, (CMC): Local authorities have announced an international friendly between Honduras and Jamaica on February 16, 2017. The match is scheduled to take place at BBVA Stadium in the American city of Houston in the state of Texas. The Reggae Boyz are preparing for the CFU Men’s Caribbean Cup semi-finals next June and the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will start on July 7. The Hondurans team will use the match as preparation for the resumption of World Cup Qualifying in March. They are currently fourth on three points after two matches in the final CONCACAF hexagonal. A 2-2 draw was the final result when the two sides previously faced each other in a World Cup qualifier three years ago in the Jamaica capital of Kingston. Jamaica last played at the proposed match venue on July 11, 2015, posting a 1-0 win over Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup, and this will be Honduras’ first visit to the venue since a 2-0 loss to Guatemala in the Copa Centroamericana on September 10, 2014.last_img read more

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Peter Cole Jibes Fans on April Fool’s Day

first_imgIt sounded like a shock on Facebook when international Liberian artist Peter Barchue Cole announced that he was retiring from music.“Loyal and royal fans,” Cole posted on his Facebook timeline, “it is with great regret that I announce my retirement and retreat from the music scene after many years of reflection and depression. I know I’m letting a lot of you down but this move is necessary for me to regain my sanity and reinvent a new direction in the face of major life changes I have had recently.” This post brought mixed reactions from his fans. Aristotle Guweh did not buy it. “Good to know that this is the month of April,” he commented.Theresa Tylers said, “Come on Peter you just kidding?”And later when his fans realized that Peter Cole was just kidding, Georgia Gwolyee Teah wrote, “You got me scared.”“You almost got me on my neck,” Lucan Dian Sonii, said.Cole later replied, “I’m counting on your support, love and understanding as always. The storm will be over and you’ll get the trick.  Happy month of April and wait for the next single coming soon.”  Though he did not disclose any details about the theme or style of the up-coming single, the “April Fool’s Day” stunt was no doubt a clever move to create buzz  about what’s coming up next for the musician.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Paulinho moves Barcelona seven points clear of Madrid

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona’s midfielder Paulinho celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match against Getafe September 16, 2017 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Sep 16 – Paulinho scored his first Barcelona goal as the visitors came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Getafe on Saturday and open up a seven-point lead over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga.Barca were dealt a double blow before half-time as record signing Ousmane Dembele limped off with a hamstring injury, before Gaku Shibasaki’s sensational volley put Getafe in front. However, Barca’s often maligned substitutes’ bench came to their rescue as Denis Suarez and Paulinho came on in the second half to turn the game around.“I’m very happy to score the goal. It was the winner which was the most important thing,” Paulinho told Barca TV.“It was a difficult game because Getafe have players with quality and we conceded the first goal but we were calm, had patience and went looking for the result.”A depleted Madrid, without the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo, travel to Real Sociedad on Sunday looking to avoid dropping points for a third straight La Liga game.Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid open their new 68,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium at home to Malaga later on Saturday.Barca boss Ernesto Valverde made just one change from the side that swept aside Italian champions Juventus 3-0 on Tuesday with Sergi Roberto replacing Nelson Semedo at right-back.Yet, rather than building on the momentum of four straight wins, Barca looked sluggish as Getafe enjoyed the better of the early stages.“Fortunately, it was an important test for us. We managed to turn the game around and that power of reaction the team had means a lot,” said Valverde.The hosts should have gone in front when Gerard Pique nearly turned Shibasaki’s cross into his own net and Jorge Molina somehow only fired into the side-netting at the far post.Barca’s flow was further disrupted when Dembele limped off with a reported hamstring injury that could see him sidelined for the coming weeks.The visitors had barely got 11 players back on the field as Gerard Deulofeu replaced the Frenchman, before they fell behind.Roberto’s headed clearance fell invitingly for Shibasaki, who made his name with two goals against Real Madrid in last year’s Club World Cup final for Kashima Antlers, to thunder an unstoppable dipping volley beyond Marc-Andre ter Stegen.Barca nearly responded before half-time as only a stunning finger-tip save from Vicente Guaita turned Lionel Messi’s free-kick behind.Valverde made another change at the start of the second period as Denis Suarez replaced Iniesta.And it was the substitute who inspired Barca’s revival as he collected Roberto’s cut-back from the right wing before bending the ball high past Guaita into the top corner.With Messi well-marshalled and Luis Suarez way off form for most of the second period, Getafe had chances to grab a winner themselves.Ter Stegen was called into action twice in quick sucession to save from Alvaro Jimenez and Mauro Arambarri.However, the hosts were hit with a sucker punch when Paulinho burst onto Messi’s through ball and smashed across the despairing Guaita into the far corner.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘Too embarrassing for words’ – Damning verdict on Delph’s Man City U-turn

first_img1 This column appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app here, and follow on twitter @sportmagukPeople talk a lot about honour and integrity in elite sport. Whether it’s the sportsman himself, the manager or the fans who are expected to display and live by these behaviours, we, the masses, pounce very quickly on those who choose to walk a different path.Certainly I believe that famous athletes should be encouraged to consider the likely reaction when making visible decisions – be that moving clubs or hitting ‘send’ on Twitter – because children, whose minds are still incredibly malleable, see actions and absorb them. Also, unless said sportsman is a sociopath, he will care if the world labels him unwise, inadequate, greedy or dishonest, even if he claims otherwise.This level of caution does not necessarily mean an end to spontaneity – but I do think if agents, managers and peers alike pushed at least a modicum of self-analysis upon footballers in particular (because their lives receive such intense, far-reaching coverage), we would see these blokes being pilloried far less regularly.Despite the forensic scrutiny of their respective existences, however, they still manage to make themselves look so bloody stupid so often. Fabian Delph has made himself rich by signing for Manchester City – but, in my view, no pay rise can make his public concession of sporting integrity worthwhile. Having told fans of Aston Villa there was no way he was going to bail out – appearing even in the club’s new kit in promotional images – he did just that and U-turned at the last. Too embarrassing for words.I have no issue with him taking the money. If you’re honest, you’d likely go anywhere you were asked to go for double your current salary – and that ‘likely’ becomes ‘definitely’ when you consider how much better his new employer is in market terms. He has made a massive step up the ladder in his world, but his lack of foresight and self-awareness has made him look like an utter git.As soon as he knew a move might be on the cards, he should have spoken to his manager and teammates, and told them he couldn’t undertake photoshoots in new kit; that he couldn’t be interviewed by the press unless they wanted the truth to come out and the circus to begin. A tough conversation, but the right one to have. Instead, he lied to those who had cheered him on, and to those who bought the house in which he lives.Integrity in sport is like doping: there is always, always a choice. David Flatman Column: Fabian Delph’s Manchester City U-turn was ‘too embarrassing for words’ last_img read more

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DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN TO SUPPORT IRISH HOOLEY

first_imgThe Gathering, Irish Hooley Supporting the Oncology UnitA fantastic night is planned for The Gathering, and to raise funds for the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny on Thursday the 5th of September in Kee’s Hotel.Doors will open at 8pm and the show starts at 8.30 sharp. The following acts will ensure that a great night’s entertainment will be showcased; Realtadance, Brian O’Sullivan, Tommy Byrne, Megan Lucas, Dory & Fergus, Farrah, and a fashion walk around by top Irish designer Edel Mc Bride, then to be followed by an Irish Dance Night with the Duntally Ceile Band. Early booking is advised. To book your table contact Kee’s Hotel on 074/9131018. Cost is €15.00 per person which includes a light supper. Donations on the night will go towards the Letterkenny Oncology Unit. Drumkeen Community ChildcareECCE & playschool children enrollments for September 2013 Playschool open morning will be held on Monday 26th August from 10.30am-11.30am for all new playschool children starting 2nd September 2013. Please call 074 91 34844.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandPractice every Tuesday in the hall @ 7.00 pm. All new members welcome. We’ll teach you to play the flute or drum and have some fun!! Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 21st Aug 13, 14, 17, 23. No jackpot, 1 winner €100. Eilish Jackson, Gortahork. Next weeks jackpot €1,425. Go raibh maith agat.Lulu Pringle Coffee DayA huge thank you to everyone who donated to our coffee day with almost €1,700 donated so far. The coffee day was held in memory of Lulu Pringle and all proceeds will go towards the North West Hospice, Sligo & the Solace Centre Donegal Town who both helped Lulu and her family during her fight with cancer.Parish Hall Anyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) Please note the new deadline. DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN TO SUPPORT IRISH HOOLEY was last modified: August 24th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Drumkeen Local Noteslast_img read more

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SOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE -MIDWEEK ROUND-UP

first_imgFour games were played in the Ulster Senior League on Wednesday night with Derry City Reserves,Letterkenny Rovers, Swilly Rovers and Kildrum Tigers all recording victories.Derry City drew level on points with Cockhill Celtic at the top of the table courtesy of their 2-1 away victory over Drumkeen United and Celtic’s 3-2 defeat at the hands of Letterkenny Rovers at Leckview Park.Kildrum Tigers have 6 points out of six after their 2-1 win over reigning Champions Fanad United in Tri-a-Lough and Swilly Rovers scored a late goal to defeat Buncranna Hearts 1-0 away from home. ResultsFanad United 1-2 Kildrum TigersLetterkenny Rovers 3-2 Cockhill Celtic Buncranna Hearts 0-1 Swilly RoversDrumkeen United 1-2 Derry City ResFixtures this weekend in the Ulster Senior League are,Saturday June 3rd Ko 7.30pmSwilly Rovers v Letterkenny RoversSunday June 4th Ko 2pm Drumkeen United v Bonagee UnitedCockhill Celtic v Fanad UnitedKildrum Tigers v Derry CitySOCCER: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE -MIDWEEK ROUND-UP was last modified: May 31st, 2012 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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SENIOR RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP: MCFADDEN’S LATE LATE POINT GIVES ST MICHAEL’S VICTORY OVER MCCUMHAILLS

first_imgMcCumhaills 0-5 St Michael’s 0-6Peter McFadden scored an injury time winner to help St Michael’s draw first blood against McCumhaills in the first round of the Senior Reserve Championship at Ballybofey.The game was played in terrible conditions putting a dampener on any hope of a decent game between these two sides. McCumhaills went in at half time leading 0-4 to 0-3.The game looked like it was heading to a 0-5 to 0-5 stalemate until McFadden popped up with just seconds to go to kick the winner.EndsSENIOR RESERVE CHAMPIONSHIP: MCFADDEN’S LATE LATE POINT GIVES ST MICHAEL’S VICTORY OVER MCCUMHAILLS was last modified: May 21st, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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Angels: Pitching boosts Yanks

first_img This time, Rivera did what he usually does, retiring every batter he faced, including reigning MVP Vladimir Guerrero on a weak grounder to second, to preserve a 3-2 Yankees victory and force a fifth and deciding game tonight at Angel Stadium. “I trust him so much, because I know one thing above everything else,” said Torre, who added he would not hesitate to use Rivera tonight. “Whether it works or not, you know he’s going out there with the biggest heart in the world. He certainly doesn’t shy away from the pressure.” NEW YORK – Joe Torre didn’t have the luxury of tomorrow. He was six outs from sending the American League Division Series back to Anaheim. Or he was going home. It didn’t matter that using Mariano Rivera for the final two innings in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series cost the New York Yankees a title. To 56,226 screaming fans at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night, Torre simply was putting the game in God’s hands. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Pressure was the top to bottom pitching Torre received from Rivera, starter Shawn Chacon and reliever Al Leiter, who faced just one batter, got an inning-ending double play and received credit for the victory. All this while trailing the series two games to one and overcoming a 2-0 deficit heading into the sixth inning. Pressure was Chacon, who spent most of his career pitching meaningless games in Coors Field before he was acquired from the Colorado Rockies at the end of July. Chacon was making his first post-season appearance and hadn’t started a game since July 28. To seemingly make matters worse, he had to wait a day when Game 4 was rained out Saturday afternoon. “I spoke to my mom on the phone and she said, ‘these things happen for a reason,’ ” Chacon said. “Guess she was right.” Chacon went 6 brilliant innings, retiring the first 10 batters he faced and keeping the Yankees close against an equally impressive John Lackey. Chacon allowed back-to-back RBI doubles by Chone Figgins and Orlando Cabrera in the sixth and was chased by a Bengie Molina in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough to put the Yankees away. center_img “What we got from our pitchers tonight was what we got the last four months of the season,” Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said. “You know you are in every game when things go like that. Even the biggest game of the year.” Although both Angels runs were driven home by the top of the order, Yankees pitching kept the heart of the lineup from unloading. Guerrero managed just an infield single that broke up Chacon’s no-hitter in the fourth. Garret Anderson, who hit a huge home run in Game 3 Friday night, went 0 for 3. Of the Angels Big Three, only Molina reached the outfield, Leiter, who entered the game with a 9.00 earned-run average, came in to face the left-handed Darin Erstad, who grounded to Derek Jeter to start a 6-4-3 double play. Rivera saved the Yankees’ Game 1 victory for Mike Mussina, who will start tonight against right-hander Bartolo Colon. He rolled through the Angels eighth, but was faced with the top of the order in the ninth. Against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2001 Series, he took a one-run lead into the final inning but couldn’t hold it. “The hardest part is that time in between the next inning,” said Chacon, who closed for the Rockies last season. “But he does it like he’s not even breaking a sweat. That is why he is the best.” In the ninth, Figgins took a called third strike and Cabrera tapped back to the mound. Guerrero took a big cut for strike one and two pitches later it was over. Tomorrow became tonight in Anaheim. “That is going to be the big one,” Rivera said of Game 5. “So if I have to go two, I’ll go two.” Matt McHale, (818) 713-3622 matt.mchale@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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DONEGAL MORTGAGE DEFAULT RATE HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE – McCONALOGUE

first_imgNew figures released to Fianna Fáil reveal that the number of homeowners in Co. Donegal who cannot afford to pay their mortgage is higher than the national average.Charlie McConalogue TDAlmost 15% of Donegal mortgage holders have defaulted on their mortgages, according to information obtained by Fianna Fáil through Parliamentary Questions. These figures relate to June 2014 but are the latest available.Local TD Charlie McConalogue said the figures are proof of the extent of the mortgage crisis in Co. Donegal. “The national average rate of mortgage default in June was 11.8% but unfortunately the rate in Donegal is 14.79%. These are people who are in such severe mortgage difficulty that they simply cannot afford to meet their mortgage payments. Unfortunately these figures are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extent of the mortgage crisis in Co. Donegal as there are many more homeowners who are just barely keeping their heads above water,” said Deputy McConalogue.He said this is a damning indictment of the Government’s record on tackling the mortgage crisis.“The crisis has spiralled out of control in Donegal, as mortgage holders are left at the mercy of banks. I have been contacted by so many local homeowners over the past two years who cannot keep on top of their household bills and have fallen behind on their mortgage repayments. They are now genuinely fearful that they may lose their family home. It’s heart-breaking.“Nationally there are 37,484 people in arrears for more than two years with tens of thousands more heading in that direction. The banks have been put firmly in the driving seat when it comes to restructuring mortgages in difficulty. The level of home repossessions is rocketing and homeowners have been left without any legislative protection. The Government’s much-hyped Personal Insolvency Service is not working. Despite the severe level of mortgage difficulty in Donegal and across the country, only 129 personal insolvency arrangements involving secured debt have been made by the Insolvency Service of Ireland since it was established in 2014. “At the moment mortgage holders are being failed utterly by the Government. Fine Gael has shot down several attempts by my party to introduce legislation to get rid of this bank veto. They cannot ignore this crisis any longer. I’m urging the Government representatives here in Donegal to stop ignoring the mortgage crisis on their doorsteps.”DONEGAL MORTGAGE DEFAULT RATE HIGHER THAN NATIONAL AVERAGE – McCONALOGUE was last modified: March 20th, 2015 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

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