first_imgThe session will last one hour on the turf of the Itthitad in which Valencia and Madrid worked yesterday. In principle, the Catalans were going to train at Al Ahli, like Atlético, but the state of the turf of this second place is more precarious and would not have endured the training of two teams with just a few hours apart. That’s why he chose Itthitad. But reaching him has been a maze. The Culé team was scheduled to arrive at the Itthitad camp at 5:45 p.m. (3:45 p.m. Spanish time). Valverde and Busquets would then speak to the media and then the culé team would train for the semifinal but an unforeseen disrupted all plans.Half an hour after the scheduled time, the bus that led to the technician and the middle center had not yet reached the training center. The Barca expedition was divided into two. In one car were Valverde and Busquets, which in theory had to arrive before the field to offer press conferences and in another, the rest of the workforce. But there was a setback. The driver of the car that carried the Txingurri and the player headed to King Abdullah Sports stadium instead of the Ittihad field (40 minutes away) and was lost in a city of infernal traffic, with schizophrenic traffic jams and horns in each corner. The other bus, with the rest of the staff, arrived at the scheduled time (4:30 pm). Because of this, the press conferences of Busquets and Valverde, scheduled before training, were postponed to later.last_img read more

first_imgAcclimatization to the Premier: “I also had bad times with injuries. The first year was hard because I had an injury in the fifth metatarsal.”Wolves: “My intention is always to help the team. I started as a lane, also as a striker against City in Manchester. He trusted the coach one hundred percent and every time I do different things.”Physical training: “When I was 16, I had a pubalgia problem because it was explosive and my muscles suffered in braking. Then I started working. In physicists I do a specific job to be more powerful.”Liverpool, next opponent: “I think you have to play the game. Nobody comes out thinking they have already lost. Liverpool is clearly a favorite to win the Premier and it is true that it is well on track.”Spain Call: “Yes, I would like to be summoned again with Spain. I am grateful to Robert Moreno and every player is available to go. With Mali I have already spoken and I have everything clear with them. I have never gone with Mali and never told them that I would go with they are like that for now. “I return to spain: “My intention is to be one of the best players in England and then of course I would like to come back.”And Barça ?: “I have no grudge against Barça. Why not. If Madrid or Barça comes, I would consider it.” Adama Traoré, about to turn 24, went through the microphones of the SER chain in the program The spar to talk about his tumultuous departure from Barcelona, ​​his experience in English football and the call of Robert Moreno for the Spanish National Team. The fastest of the Premier: “I know from the GPS that put us in training. I’m the fastest on the team and I’m going too fast, that’s what they tell me.”Barça Debut: “I was there for ten years and I have good memories. I went through Neymar”Departure from the club culé: “There were certain problems with the club. Misunderstandings and I decided to go out and want to grow as a player. I’d rather not talk about the history I had with the club. I didn’t go out in the best way but it was a decision I made and I don’t regret it.”last_img read more

first_imgTaxpayers in Linden were afforded the opportunity to engage officials of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on numerous tax-related matters.GRA’s Ingrid Griffith reviewing documents presented by a taxpayer during an outreach in LindenThe activity, held on the lawns of the Mackenzie Sports Club, came about at the behest of the Ministry of the Presidency.“Anyone with any issue relating to the GRA would be able to have them sorted out here with us… if we are unable to finalise it at this end, we will do the necessary research and groundwork back at Head Office and provide the taxpayer with a status update,”senior GRA official Ingrid Griffith said in an invited comment.Accompanying Griffith were Satesh Basdeo, Manager of Integrated Regional Tax Offices, and Naresha Bobb-Semple, Manager of Tax Advisory Services who listened to the residents and provided guidance where necessary.Shop owners who were subject to compliance checks by the GRA, during the countrywide undertaking recently, turned up at the July 15 outreach seeking advice on the way forward. The enforcement activity had identified many deficiencies where compliance was concerned, but had prompted many to take corrective action since they became knowledgeable about the relevant documents needed to obtain a shop licence. During conversations with taxpayers, Basdeo reiterated the objective of the compliance campaign which he assured was not designed to intimidate anyone.Inquiries were also made about the Mortgage Interest Relief (MIR) facility, which targets first-time homeowners with a mortgage of no more than $30 million. Mortgagers seemed interested in the length of time between application and the relief being made available.Advice was also provided to taxpayers seeking a Certificate of Compliance, which is now valid for six instead of three months. This new measure was adopted by the GRA with the ratification of the Governing Board after an in-depth review in response to concerns expressed by the business community. Recommended changes were also adopted in critical areas of the Authority’s operations, including a transition programme that was geared at boosting the level of service at the GRA’s Regional Integrated Tax Offices, one of which was located at Casuarina Drive, Mackenzie.last_img read more

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first_imgPhoto: Mr. Horner’s test is guided by the steady hand of CT Technician, Lucinda Regan – submittedThe Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre used its new CT Scanner for the first time yesterday. Patrick Horner was the first patient to undergo diagnostic imaging. The scan took about 10 minutes without any problems. Scanning will begin a regular schedule on February 2nd because the department needs time to adjust to the new equipment.- Advertisement –last_img

first_imgAccording to Mayor Bruce Lantz, “this is a fantastic family event.” The Mayor also says he “would love to see more people coming from around the region to enjoy an entertaining and unique weekend in Fort St. John.”For a full schedule of events, visit www.Fortstjohn.ca/hoi . Residents of Fort St. John can look forward to another High on Ice Winter Festival.The premier winter event is confirmed to take place from Jan. 13-16, 2011. The festival’s featured event -the professional ice carving competition- will bring in carvers from all around the world to compete. This is the only competition in B.C. sanctioned by the National Ice Carving Association.- Advertisement -The tournament is set to get a bit brighter, as this year will mark the first year that colours can be used in competitor’s sculptures.The theme of this year’s competition will be “Land of Myth and Legend.”Other attractions of the festival will include a snow sculpting event, an amateur ice carving competition, sleigh rides and an ice fishing derby.Also making a comeback will be the ever popular ice slides.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAchraf Bencharki, who equalised in the first leg, set up the goal with a deflected cross for El Karty to score his third goal of the competition.Victory bridged a 25-year gap for Wydad, who conquered Africa for the first time in 1992 when they defeated Al Hilal of Sudan in the African Cup of Champions Clubs.The name of the premier African club competition changed to the CAF Champions League in 1997 when a new format and prize money were introduced.Wydad pocketed a record Sh260mn ($2.5 mn) and are guaranteed at least another Sh103mn ($1 mn) by competing at the FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates during December.Although Ahly dominated possession and territory during the goalless opening half, Wydad came closest to breaking the deadlock with 30 minutes gone.A long clearance from goalkeeper Zouheir Laaroubi set in motion a move that ended with a deflected shot from Abdeladim Khadrouf rattling the crossbar.Relieved Ahly had a great chance to take the lead four minutes later when first-leg scorer Moamen Zakaria broke clear to go one-on-one with Laaroubi.But the Egyptian failed to lift his shot sufficiently at Stade Mohammed V and the Moroccan shot-stopper used both hands to make a brilliant block.Smoke from flares enveloped the pitch as the second half started in the Moroccan commercial capital, making visibility temporarily difficult for the near-capacity crowd.Wydad Casablanca’s supporters cheer for their team before their match against Egypt’s Al-Ahly on November 4, 2017, at Mohamed V Stadium in Casablanca © AFP / FADEL SENNAWydad were more adventurous as the half progressed, using the flanks to put pressure on Ahly, and forcing their first corner with 58 minutes gone.Morocco-born Walid Azaro, battling the make an impact as the lone Ahly striker, was withdrawn on the hour by coach Hossam El Badry with Ahmed Hamoudi taking his place.As the second leg drifted into the final quarter, play continued to be confined mainly to midfield with Wydad in pole position thanks to the away goal.With 69 minutes gone the deadlock finally ended as El Karty struck with his point-blank header evading Ahly captain and goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy.El Badry reacted to his team falling behind by introducing veteran striker Emad Meteab and winger Walid Soliman as he sought the goal that would level the final on aggregate.But it was Wydad who came closest to scoring in a frenetic finish.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wydad Casablanca’s Salaheddine Saidi celebrates after his team scored a goal during their match against Egypt’s Al-Ahly on November 4, 2017, at Mohamed V Stadium in CasablancaJohannesburg, South Africa, Nov 5 – Wydad Casablanca of Morocco became African champions for a second time when they defeated Al Ahly of Egypt 1-0 Saturday in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final.Walid El Karty nodded the lone goal on 69 minutes to give the home team a 2-1 aggregate triumph after they forced a 1-1 draw in Egyptian coastal city Alexandria last weekend.last_img read more

first_img Gervinho Ex-Arsenal winger Gervinho’s move to Al Jazira is off after disputes regarding the player’s wages.The UAE side had agreed a £10m fee with Roma two weeks ago following which negotiations began over personal terms.But a fortnight of discussions has led to no agreement and the transfer has now been scrapped.According to UAE newspaper Sport360, Al Jazira have pulled the plug after being put off by Gervinho’s excessive wage demands.The Ivorian was reportedly offered £85,000-a-week to make the move to the Middle East, a significant pay rise on his current wage.However, that has not been enough to tempt the 28-year-old into signing and he will remain in Serie A for now. 1last_img read more

first_img*DISCLAIMER: This picture is about as genuine as a Manchester United fan claiming they didn’t want Pedro.John Stones has handed in a transfer request at Everton.That much we know to be true, but we’ve used a bit of artistic licence to imagine what it might look like (see pic above).What do you think of Stones’ request to leave Goodison?Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below. John Stones transfer request 1last_img

first_imgSteve McClaren has been sacked as manager of Premier League strugglers Newcastle United.The 54-year-old’s reign was ended on Friday morning after a miserable nine months at St James’ Park.The Magpies have won just seven out of 30 games in all competitions since McClaren took charge last summer and are currently sitting 19th in the Premier League table.His final game proved to be Saturday’s 3-1 reverse at home to Bournemouth – Newcastle’s fifth defeat in six games.A statement on Newcastle’s website read: “We acknowledge that reaching this decision has taken a number of days and that this has caused uncertainty for everyone involved, in particular for Steve and the players, for which we apologise. However we felt that this time was necessary to ensure the right decisions were reached with the best interests of the club at heart.”In addition, Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley thanked McClaren for his time in the hotseat.“He is a man of integrity and class and he has conducted himself with great dignity during this difficult time,” Charnley said:“Steve worked tirelessly to try and bring success to Newcastle United. He has the utmost respect of all the players, staff and management and he leaves with our very best wishes and sincere thanks.“We feel that a change is now needed in order to give the Club the best possible chance of securing its Premier League future.“A further announcement on a successor to Steve will be made in due course.”Rafael Benitez, the former Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid boss, is expected to replace McClaren.The Spaniard is understood to have already held talks with club officials and could be installed before Monday night’s trip to Leicester City. 1 Steve McClaren last_img read more