Mendy, on yellow alert

first_imgFerland Mendy (24 years old) is being one of the great novelties of the season. The Madrid side accumulates positive reviews for its development in the grass. His irruption in the left wing of the Bernabéu has led to a defensive torrent that has upset the white rear until it becomes a stony wall: only in the League and with him flanking Sergio Ramos, Madrid have conceded just six goals in their 14 league presences . Only Vilarreal managed to punch Courtois goal more than once with him on the field in this league championship. Beyond: Madrid does not know defeat with the French playing. Of 14 league matches in which he has participated, the whites have imposed on 10 and tied the remaining four. Nevertheless, Mendy is on yellow alert: the Classic could be lost next March 1. The French add four yellow cards and is just one to miss the match against Setién. If he played against Celta, he could force a card to not play against Levante on Saturday, February 22 (9:00 p.m.), running the risk of being sanctioned with two games, as happened to Sergio Ramos against Ajax without go further. Till the date, Mendy has seen six yellow cards: against Villarreal, Betis, Getafe and Atlético de Madrid he was booked. Before Espanyol (day 16) he saw two cards in just 20 minutes, being ejected … and losing the game against Valencia.curiously Mendy is in the same position as her partner Casemiro. Like the Brazilian with the duel against Barcelona on December 18. On that occasion, Zidane decided that the Brazilian, who also had four cards, did not play the last game before measuring himself to the Catalans (against Valencia 1-1), so that he arrived without problems to the Classic. Now Zidane must meditate if he lines Mendy against Celta to look for a yellow one or gives him rest against Levante to be a starter against Barcelona …last_img read more

Innswood still in charge

first_imgInnswood High stayed atop of Group C in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup competition after scoring a narrow 3-2 win over Denham Town at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex yesterday.However, Denham Town had their goalkeepers largely to blame, with all three goals coming as a result of goalkeeper errors.Shawn Beckford fired the visitors ahead after 18 minutes, and although Tarrique Campbell equalised on 40 minutes for Denham Town, Ronaldo Grignion restored Innswood’s advantage three minutes later, and Sanjai Nelson extended Innswood’s lead from the spot, 12 minutes from the end.But although Rushane Facey reduced the deficit to one on 90 minutes, the visitors held on for the win and kept themselves atop of the group with maximum 12 points, three more than St George’s.Coach Anthony Thompson says he expected things are getting tougher for his team after their surprise win over St George’s, but after yesterday’s victory he is confident of completing the double against the ‘Georgians’.”It (Denham Town) was a hard game but you saw the fight that we fight and we prevailed,” Thompson commented.”We have to play more aggressively now, and we will have to move the ball more because we are playing some good teams like St George’s on Monday and we have to be prepared for that. Although some injuries are plaguing us we are going to prevail (Monday),” he stated.Innswood went ahead through Beckford, who beat goalkeeper Andrew Brown to a 50-50 ball that Brown looked favoured to win to score in an empty goal. But Denham Town pulled level when Tarrique Campbell beat Tajan Griffiths with a 25 yards free kick. Three minutes later, Innswood was back in front when goalkeeper, Brown, misjudged a ball into the area and allowed Grignion to score from six yards.Twelve minutes from the end, Shemar Guthrie beat Leroy Brooks who replaced Brown at half-time with a free kick from 40 yards though the goalkeeper should have done better.Denham Town got another goal back in minute 90 when Daquan Black was fouled in the area, and Facey dispatched the resulting penalty.last_img read more

Blatter hints at new evidence to challenge 6-year FIFA ban

first_imgLATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter gestures as he gives an interview to news agencies on April 21, 2017 in Zurich. / AFP PHOTO / Michael BuholzerGENEVA — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have “new facts” and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban.“As new facts have appeared it’s time to question the decision of the Fifa Ethics-Committee — my suspension of 6 years!” Blatter said Friday on his reactivated Twitter account.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed 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 French referee banned 3 months after kicking player Asked by The Associated Press for details of potential evidence, Blatter spokesman Thomas Renggli replied in a message: “We are working on it.”Blatter is barred from soccer through October 2021 after the Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld his ban for payments to one-time adviser Michel Platini. The case cost Platini the UEFA presidency, and stopped him from being a candidate to replace Blatter in the 2016 election.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 CAS judges said Blatter was “reckless” for paying Platini $2 million in uncontracted salary more than eight years after the former France great stopped being employed by FIFA.Blatter also effectively added $1 million to Platini’s FIFA pension fund reserved for executive committee members by extending entitlement against the rules for the years he worked as an adviser. MOST READ Blatter tweeted the message to his 2.5 million followers from an account that was dormant since he was first suspended by the FIFA ethics committee in October 2015. It was revived this week. On Monday, he posted congratulations to Australian Open champion Roger Federer and then the cover of a new edition in Russian of his 2016 book, “Sepp Blatter: Mission and Passion Football.”Russia is the only country where Blatter, who is Swiss, has made a public appearance — at the World Cup qualifying draw held in St. Petersburg in July 2015 — since federal prosecutors in the United States and Switzerland unsealed sweeping investigations of alleged corruption linked to FIFA earlier that year.A Swiss criminal proceeding was opened against Blatter in September 2015 for alleged financial misconduct, but no charges have been made.The 81-year-old Blatter has often said he will return to Russia for the World Cup to fulfil a long-standing invitation from President Vladimir Putin.A second book is also expected to be published ahead of the World Cup. Blatter said last April it would document his 40 years with FIFA and 16 years as a member of the International Olympic Committee.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

21-year-old freed of rape charge

first_imgFreed: Jarrell DukeTwenty-one-year-old Jarrell Duke on Monday exited the High Court a free man after a 12-member jury found him not guilty of rape.Duke stood trial before Justice Brassington Reynolds on a charge of rape of a child under the age of 16 years old.The unanimous not guilty verdict was returned after more than two hours of deliberation by the jury. Duke’s trial commenced before Justice Reynolds on April 2, 2019. It was alleged that he was engaged in sexual penetration with a six-year-old between December 14, 2013, and December 18, 2013.The former accused was represented by Attorney-at-Law Rabindra Mohabir while the State’s case was presented by Prosecutors Seeta Bishundial, Lisa Cave and Sarah Martin.After informing Duke that he was a free man, Justice Reynolds urged the young man to consider it as a second chance.last_img read more

Trackers to close out round robin portion of provincials this afternoon

first_imgThe N.E. B.C. and Yukon Trackers come into the final day of the round robin of provincials with a record of 2-3. The team fell in their last game 7-1 to North Vancouver and will play Comox Valley this afternoon at 2 p.m.The game will provide a great opportunity to get back to .500 for the Trackers as the event has been a struggle for Comox up to this point. Through five games they have a record of 0-4-1 and have allowed 30 goals in that span.The game will be streamed at the link provided.- Advertisement -As of now the time of the team’s next game and opponent is undetermined.last_img read more

City to save money when building new fire hall

first_imgBruce Lantz said that because the LEED standards are public, the city can simply make sure the standards are met when constructing a new building.The Mayor said LEED certification would cost approximately $100,000 and that shadowing the construction process is allowed by the organization. The shadowing process means that the building would still be built to the LEED standards, but would not go through the official certification process.“In the interest of saving people $100,000 or so every time we build a new building, this just makes total sense.” However, Lantz added that since certification would not be completed that “it’s incumbent on the city to make sure we don’t miss any steps.”The new fire hall will be built to accommodate more modern equipment, to act as a command centre if there is an emergency, and will have a type of backup communications system if power goes out in the city.Advertisement By Kimberley MolinaAlthough construction on the new fire hall in Fort St. John will probably not begin until next spring, there could be an important change to its classification.The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification Policy, passed by the City last year, was to ensure that newly constructed municipal buildings would be designed to reuse and recycle building materials and minimize the overall impact on the environment by creating more sustainable buildings.- Advertisement -Dan Davies said he does not want to repeal the policy but wants to build the fire hall to the standards of LEED without having to spend the extra money to have the building officially certified.The councillor put forward a motion- which was passed – to amend the policy to exclude the requirement of having a building officially certified but to allow for shadowing of the LEED process. “I still think we want to take leadership in this community to build environmentally green buildings.”Advertisementlast_img read more

14 dead in Canada hockey bus crash

first_img0Shares0000Hockey gear.(Photo: D. KEVIN ELLIOTT, GANNETT)MONTREAL, Canada, Apr 7 – Hockey-mad Canada was in mourning on Saturday after a bus carrying a junior ice hockey team collided with a semi-trailer truck in Saskatchewan province, killing 14 people.In a country where love of the sport is almost a religion, the crash sparked an outpouring of grief among players and fans on social media, while national political leaders expressed their sympathies. “We can now confirm 14 people have died as a result of this collision,” the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement, which did not say how many of the victims were players or coaches of the Humboldt Broncos team.Of the total 28 people on the team bus, including the driver, 14 were taken to hospital with injuries.“Three of these people have injuries that are critical in nature,” the RCMP said.They gave no information about the status of the truck driver.The crash took place at around 5:00 pm (2300 GMT) Friday on Highway 35 about 28 kilometers (18 miles) north of the town of Tisdale, a trading center in an overwhelmingly agricultural region of the western province.The team was heading north for a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game against the Nipawin Hawks.Police gave no indication of the cause, but early Saturday special police investigators were still at the scene, which is roughly 150 kilometers east of Prince Albert City.The Saskatchewan league is a feeder system for higher levels of hockey, with many graduating to play at US and Canadian colleges and major junior league level, while some go on to the National Hockey League.Similar leagues operate throughout the country, their buses a regular feature of the vast country’s highways.“It is a significant accident; we had a tractor trailer and a bus collide,” RCMP Inspector Ted Monro told a press conference, declining to give details about the victims.The STARS Air Ambulance service said two of its helicopters flew to the scene.There were a “high volume of incoming trauma cases” at Royal University Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital, the Saskatchewan Health Authority said on Twitter.Both hospitals are located in Saskatoon city, about 250 kilometers from the crash site.Victims’ families were directed to Nipawin Apostolic Church for information and support.– ‘Devastated’ –The Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspaper published on its website a photo of one player who survived, Derek Patter, lying side by side with two other injured players on hospital beds, clasping each others’ hands in support. One of the young men appeared to be wearing a neck brace.“I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted.“Our Broncos family is in shock as we try to come to grips with our incredible loss,” Broncos team president Kevin Garinger said in a statement.The team comprises 24 players, all from Canada, with the youngest aged 16 and the oldest 21.“It’s a horrible accident, my God,” Darren Opp, president of the Nipawin Hawks hockey team, told the Globe and Mail. “It’s very, very bad.“There’s uncles and moms and dads waiting to hear whether their sons and nephews are OK.”In a statement, Hockey Canada said it was “devastated” by the news.– ‘My heart is in Humboldt’ –“Our hockey community is a tight-knit family. We will come together in support of each other in the days ahead, as we mourn those lives lost, remember the injured and support those whose lives are forever changed by this tragedy,” it added.Fans and players alike shared messages of condolences using the hashtag #PrayforHumboldt.“My entire career I’ve looked forward to every bus trip,” tweeted Anaheim Ducks National Hockey League defenseman Steven Oleksy.“It’s a place where players can forget what happens on the ice. 2night my heart is in Humboldt.”An online fundraising page set up by a woman listed on social media as a Humboldt resident raised nearly CAN$40,000 (US$31,000) in a matter of hours.The collision brought back memories of a single vehicle bus crash in December 1986, also in Saskatchewan, that killed four members of the Western Hockey League Swift Current Broncos.The Swift Current Broncos also shared their condolences.“Humboldt Broncos weighing heavy in our hearts and minds tonight,” the team said on Twitter.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Exclusive – Norwich boss Alex Neil ‘not daunted’ by Premier League challenge

first_imgAlex Neil insists the Premier League holds no fear for himself or his Norwich squad.The Canaries were installed as one of the relegation favourites almost immediately after winning promotion via the Championship play-offs last season.But their 34-year-old boss Neil, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise since taking on his first managerial job with Hamilton in 2013, is relishing the challenge of upsetting the odds.“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Like my squad, I’m not daunted by it and we are looking forward to the challenge.“You want to try and compete at the highest level. I’ve just managed to get there quicker than anticipated.”Neil has been busy in the transfer market this summer as he looks to mould a squad capable of surviving – and thriving – in the Premier League.Robbie Brady and Andre Wisdom have been brought in this week following protracted negotiations with their respective clubs, Hull and Liverpool, while Graham Dorrans and Youssouf Mulumbu arrived earlier in the summer.But Norwich are not finished spending yet, with Neil admitting: “We are still looking to strengthen.“If we can get another couple in the door, that will certainly help us.“As we found out with the last two signings, it is not easy and takes a bit of time, but we are doing everything we can and hopefully by the time the season starts we will have a settled squad.”last_img read more

Ghosts, UFOs have believers

first_imgWASHINGTON – It was bad enough when the TV and lights inexplicably flicked on at night, Misty Conrad says. When her daughter began talking to an unseen girl named Nicole and neighbors said children had been murdered in the house, it was time to move. Put Conrad, a homemaker from Hampton, Va., firmly in the camp of the 34 percent of people who say they believe in ghosts, according to a pre-Halloween poll by The Associated Press and Ipsos. That’s the same proportion who believe in unidentified flying objects – exceeding the 19 percent who accept the existence of spells or witchcraft. Forty-eight percent believe in extrasensory perception, or ESP. But nearly half of you knew we were about to tell you that, right? Conrad, now 40, lived in Syracuse, Ind., when her family was scared from the house they rented. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It kind of creeped you out,” she recalled this week. “I needed to get us out.” To put the roughly one-third who believe in ghosts and UFOs in perspective, it’s about the same as, in recent AP-Ipsos polls, the 36 percent who said they are baseball fans; the 37 percent who said the U.S. made the right decision to invade Iraq; and the 31 percent who approve of the job President Bush is doing. A smaller but still substantial 23 percent say they have actually seen a ghost or believe they have been in one’s presence, with the most likely candidates for such visits including single people, Catholics and those who never attend religious services. By 31 percent to 18 percent, more liberals than conservatives report seeing a specter. Those who dismissed the existence of ghosts include Morris Swadener, 66, a Navy retiree from Kingston, Wash. He says he shot one with his rifle when he was a child. “I woke up in the middle of the night and saw a white ghost in my closet,” he said. “I discovered I’d put a hole in my brand new white shirt. My mother and father were not amused.” Three in 10 have awakened sensing a strange presence in the room. For whatever it says about matrimony, singles are more likely than married people to say so. Fourteen percent – mostly men and lower-income people – say they have seen a UFO. Among them is Danny Eskanos, 44, an attorney in Palm Harbor, Fla., who says as a Colorado teenager he watched a bright light dart across the sky, making abrupt stops and turns. “I knew a little about airplanes and helicopters, and it was not that,” he said. “It’s one of those things that sticks in your mind.” Spells and witchcraft are more readily believed by urban dwellers, minorities and lower-earning people. Those who find credibility in ESP are more likely to be better educated and white – 51 percent of college graduates compared to 37 percent with a high school diploma or less, about the same proportion by which white believers outnumber minorities. Overall, the 48 percent who accept ESP is less than the 66 percent who gave that answer to a similar 1996 Newsweek question. One in five say they are at least somewhat superstitious, with young men, minorities, and the less educated more likely to go out of their way to seek luck. Twenty-six percent of urban residents – twice the rate of those from rural areas – said they are superstitious, while single men were more superstitious than unmarried women, 31 percent to 17 percent. The most admitted-to superstition, by 17 percent, was finding a four-leaf clover. Thirteen percent dread walking under a ladder or the groom seeing his bride before their wedding, while slightly smaller numbers named black cats, breaking mirrors, opening umbrellas indoors, Friday the 13th or the number 13. Generally, women were more superstitious than men about four-leaf clovers, breaking mirrors or grooms prematurely seeing brides. Democrats were more superstitious than Republicans over opening umbrellas indoors, while liberals were more superstitious than conservatives over four-leaf clovers, grooms seeing brides and umbrellas. Then there’s Jack Van Geldern, a computer programmer from Riverside, Conn. Now 51, Van Geldern is among the five percent who say they have seen a monster in the closet – or in his case, a monster’s face he spotted on the wall of his room as a child. “It was so terrifying I couldn’t move,” he said. “Needless to say I survived the event and never saw it again.” The poll, conducted Oct. 16-18, involved telephone interviews with 1,013 adults and had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. 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

Wenger to move for ex-Man United defender? Lukaku latest and more GOSSIP

first_img Transfer Rumours and Paper Review Here are the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is ready to break the bank for Romelu Lukaku with an improved £60million bid to test Everton’s resistance. The Toffees have already rejected a £57million offer and the Belgian striker has apparently told friends he is ready to return to Stamford Bridge. (Sunday Express)After losing Per Mertesacker to injury, Arsenal are planning a shock £15million swoop for former Manchester United defender Jonny Evans. (Sunday Mirror)Alternatively, Arsene Wenger is weighing up an offer for Swansea defender Ashley Williams as he looks for experienced cover ahead of the new season. (Sunday Express)Arsenal could land Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi for £50million if they fail in their pursuit of Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette. (Daily Star)West Ham, who were interested in landing Lacazette earlier in the summer, could up their offer to £20million for Swansea City’s Andre Ayew. (Mail on Sunday)Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is set to raid his former club, Real Madrid, to sign Zinedine Zidane’s son, Enzo, on loan for the season. (Sunday Mirror)Adnan Januzaj, who was told he was free to go out on loan next season, has told Jose Mourinho he wants to leave Manchester United permanently. (Mail on Sunday)Arsene Wenger watched Riyad Mahrez in Los Angeles on Sunday, fuelling speculation that he will make a summer move for the Leicester City star. (Mirror online)Here are the latest headlines:?Manchester United 5-2 Galatasaray: Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabs debut goal to start easy winZlatan Ibrahimovic: Paul Pogba will make Manchester United ‘even more interesting’Manchester United transfer news: Jose Mourinho targets Dimitri Payet and Fabinho, but Darmian to leave?Sir Alex Ferguson approves of Paul Pogba deal as midfielder teases move on social media againArsenal transfer news: Alexandre Lacazette offer increased to £35m, centre back talks and more Gunners gossipAntonio Conte keen on Nikola Maksimovic, huge Lukaku bid made and more Chelsea transfer latest 1last_img read more