“I am convinced that Hazard will be decisive at the end of the season” 10 “The Euro? This summer was a perfect time for a major tournament.” How is the communication with the players?We have taken the opportunity to look at all the accumulation of data that we had about them, which are now more in club dynamics, with their detailed and specific programs.What do you think of the postponement of the Euro Cup?We had the UEFA congress and saw the need not to press for domestic competitions. Periods had to be opened to end the domestic leagues. It was a decision of necessity, of force majeure. After two years of work, with a perfect classification and the group in a good psychological and team moment, the tournament was in a good moment for us. But it was the right decision. Now, to focus on the League of Nations.For his 30 points out of 30 and the accumulation of stars in top clubs, was this your great opportunity?We wanted to get more prepared after the 2018 World Cup and it was achieved, gaining depth of squad, team play and experience, with a tight-knit group. It was a perfect time for a major tournament, but we have to try to improve, not to think that we cannot reach the level that we thought we would reach this summer. Are you in contact with Zidane?Not lately. We have it when there is need, such as when Eden arrived and was injured in the first international break. The relationship with Madrid is very good. Also with the other clubs, and that is not easy. It helps me to have been in clubs for many years to understand both positions.The one who was doing very well was Courtois.It has always been clear that he was aware of what it takes to be the ‘1’ of Madrid. It came at a time of change, quite difficult, but he was always very focused to demonstrate what it is. Since Galatasaray in Champions has been seen, from there it has been essential in the results. He is still very young and can undoubtedly break all records in Madrid’s goal. It is with that confidence and with that illusion and desire to demonstrate what is inside.Did you have more affection for him in September and October?No, he is a person who is far above emotions. It knows how to focus a lot on what it can control and it closes tightly on the highs and lows. He has probably been the most consistent in Belgium in the last 46 games, never reflecting any emotional state that might come from his club. His maturity is well above his years. The most positive thing is for Hazard?We were very confident that he would get well because he does not need, when he is discharged, much time to reach his level. The deadlines were good enough for him to play for Madrid the last few days and come with Belgium. Now we are concerned with players who may have a team change, a game change elsewhere, or the older ones, with specific cases such as defense. They have a lot of experience, they have been playing together a lot, also at those ages because of their performance, not because there are no other options, because there are young people who can help the team.What did Hazard say to him?It is very sensible, calm, familiar. Is always happy. He is focused on recovering as soon as possible to miss the minimum number of games. He was very focused on recovering well and soon for the European Championship; Now all he has to do is focus on whether he can play a very important role with Madrid this season, which I am sure he does.Trust him a lot.It has the perfect character to be able to react as needed when there are situations such as the operation or the postponement of the Euro.Did you ask for advice on whether to have surgery?No. That had to go from the medical side and there was always great communication between Madrid and us. Madrid have led him with excellence, very close to the doctors who have followed Hazard in his career. How do you reconcile it with the family?I have a seven-month-old girl and a six-year-old girl. I did not know the first months of my first daughter for being in charge of a club, and this period at a human and home level is being very beautiful. I have the opportunity to be my daughter’s teacher, something that tests you because it is much more difficult than you can imagine.What do you miss the most?You have to adapt, I have never been wanting what I do not have. I only remember the people who are affected and those around them. I see myself privileged because I am with the family; it would be very hard, almost impossible, separated. Hopefully we all get the best out of this and realize that we as humanity were not prepared to face a pandemic. We have to be prepared for when normalcy returns.What is the first thing you will do then?Gather the whole family in one room, a normal dinner. My parents are over 75 years old, they are a population at risk, and that requires discipline. The lack of contact, also with those of my wife, is missed. A normal dinner. Soccer teaches you to expect what is not expected and to survive. How much talkHe is the captain and there is always contact at essential and important moments for the future of the team. He is at the perfect age to take responsibility at a club like Madrid and Belgium, number one in the world.He has defined his first white season as bad.It is fully adapted to the League and Madrid. His only problem has been injuries. You have been very, very unlucky. Luck plays a huge role in any component of football and he has missed more games this season than he has in eight years at Chelsea. That is bad luck and I am convinced that very soon that luck will change, and he will be able to be a decisive and stellar player. There are no equal days in quarantine, but how is your routine?15 years ago it would have been very very difficult. Now are very hard times, but with the internet there is a lot of help to work and structure everything. Every morning I can be connected with the Federation and work on the different projects that do not depend on soccer. From there I spend many hours. “We all know that Courtois is going to mark an era in Madrid” It is the best in the world?Definitely. The World Cup was the reflection: it was the best. Being the best in the World Cup, reaching Madrid and its qualities and size allow it to do things that others cannot.Has it been good this year to remove the debate with Keylor?He is a player who understands, and very well, that when you don’t win a match in a team that demands Madrid, you have to be very mature and improve to do the next one. It is very troublesome when you are not ready for that, but Courtois is, it does not affect his confidence and his level. It has constantly adapted and improved. We all know that it will mark an era, an era, in Madrid.You finish contract in June. How is the renewal?We have had contacts and talked a lot about the ideas for the future of the Federation and the team. They were quite positive. We will wait at the end of the June break to see if it develops, and we will announce the result. 1 STORY OF A CONFINEMENT: FROM BELGIUM TO WIGAN“We started learning about the coronavirus from the first cases, in China. With the monitoring of our players we are presented because football is canceled there, where we had still to Carrasco, Fellaini and Dembélé. It was clear that there was a problem. When he arrives in Italy, the consequences were much closer. I kept traveling, but the last game was Leipzig-Tottenham. On the return of that all were canceled and covered Spain. There I decided to isolate ourselves with the family in the United Kingdom and be more aware of the complex situation. of the community. I chose England because we are closer to my wife’s family and the family’s risk groups in general. It is a more comfortable isolation because it is in an area between Liverpool and Manchester, in the north, in the town of Wigan, on the outskirts, very rural, with only 460 inhabitants. Here I learned the British language, football and culture. I won the FA Cup. People are very fond of me. I was very happy. They are stories that are not forgotten … “.
Telecommunications company Digicel has almost doubled the sponsorship for this year’s Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships from $8.5 million to $16 million in cash and prizes in this, the second year of the six-meet high school series.The Grand Prix, which gets under way on February 6 with the Western Championships at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay as well as the Youngster Goldsmith National Classic at the National Stadium in Kingston, was launched yesterday at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston.The other meets in the series are the Corporate Area Development Meet on February 11 and the Camperdown Classic on February 13, both at the National Stadium; and the Central Championships on February 16 and the G.C. Foster Classics on February 20, both at the G.C. Foster College in Spanish Town.The events to be contested over the course of the series will be the 100 metres, 200m, 400m, 800m, long jump, high jump, discus, and 4x400m.REGIONAL MEETSThe five regional meets – the Corporate Area Development Meet, Youngster Goldsmith, Camperdown Classic (Corporate Area), Western Championships, and Central Championships – will be used to determine the qualifiers for the final on February 20.The six athletes with the two best times from each of the regional meets will advance to the final, with the athletes with the two best times from any meet who did not advance to the final earning wildcard spots for each event.Points will also be awarded to the winning schools, and the institution with the highest number of points will be declared champion at the end of the series. A champion boy, girl, and coach will also be named.The prizes for this year’s event include smartphones, $1 million worth of sporting equipment to the winning schools, and cash prizes of up to $250,000 to the champions.Any athlete who breaks a meet record will earn a scholarship of $20,000, which will be paid directly to the school the athlete will attend in September 2016.There are also $20,000 awards for breaking a championship or national junior record.Digicel’s chief executive officer David Butler told The Gleaner that the company was committed to the long-term development of Jamaican sports.”Since Digicel has been in Jamaica, we have been involved in many grass-roots schemes. Last year was such a success. We just felt that after a huge opportunity, we could see that people really loved the Grand Prix, and the idea was to put more back into the schools,” he said.”This year, we included a scholarship fund of just over $1 million, and that was really important, and it’s also about what kids are doing after athletics,” Butler added.Butler also revealed that the company had extended its three-year sponsorship of the meet, which began in 2015, until 2019.”I think we really wanted to show our commitment to this, and it gives great comfort as well to the events that are involved that we extended that out and we wanted them to understand that this isn’t a one-off thing,” he said.More than 14,000 athletes from 200 schools around the island are expected to participate in the Championships.
Dear Editor,The quality of data being released into the public sphere leaves a great deal to be desired. Is this a deliberate ploy, or is it simply reflective of deeply embedded inadequacies?What exactly was the point of the quite ridiculous First Quarter Local Suppliers List released by the DPI on behalf of ExxonMobil? Are the authorities really satisfied with this information? Do the authorities or the energy giant really believe that it is adequate for the purposes of monitoring or systematic appraisal of the company’s local content obligations?If ExxonMobil or one of its contractors purchased a packet of rubber bands from a local store, or a few cigarettes from a street vendor, would that have been sufficient to merit inclusion in the list? In the absence of any qualifiers, one must assume so.A list like this is meaningless. The average Guyanese household or small business could equally produce a list of 100 entities or individuals from whom they purchased goods or services over the course of three months. The average shopping trip to Bourda Market (cited on the list) would include at least half a dozen. For a larger business, a similar list would run into multiple hundreds. What exactly are we measuring here?Yours faithfully,Isabelle de Caires
The post-mortem conducted by Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh on the body of 47-year-old Stonie Henry, a prisoner who succumbed at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) after being rushed there with suspected poisoning, has been unable to determine the cause of his death. As such, Dr Singh has ordered that several of Henry’s organs be sent for toxicology analysis. The welder, of Lot 539 Mocha Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, died at the GPHC after ranks of the East La Penitence Police Station had observed him vomiting and rushed him there. He had been a Police detainee who was expected to be charged later on the day of his demise (Tuesday) for the rape of a 16-year-old girl. At about 06:15h on that fateful Tuesday, while conducting inspection, ranks had seen Henry doubled over and had observed him to be vomiting. When questioned, Henry had complained of feeling unwell, and as such was rushed to the GPHC, where he was immediately treated. However, at about 08:00h he succumbed. He is suspected to have ingested carbon tablets.
0Shares0000Relentless: Pep Guardiola has won 27 trophies in charge of Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Barcelona © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, May 19 – Pep Guardiola looked on almost embarrassed as Manchester City put Watford to the sword with the biggest winning margin in a FA Cup final for 116 years on Saturday, a 6-0 thrashing that was the final flourish of a season of domestic dominance unlike any England has ever seen.City claimed a first ever treble of Premier League, FA and League Cups, as well as the Community Shield to take the count of major trophies to 10 in the decade since the club’s fortunes were transformed on and off the pitch by Sheikh Mansour, a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family. Guardiola now has 27 trophies in total as a coach, six of them since arriving in England three years ago, to go with 14 in four years at Barcelona and seven in three seasons at Bayern Munich.One remains missing from his haul at City, the same one that escaped him in Germany. Guardiola’s work at City will not truly be done until he lands the Champions League, like he did twice for Barcelona.10 in 10: Manchester City’s FA Cup win was their 10th major trophy win in a decade under the club’s Abu Dhabi ownership © AFP / Glyn KIRKHowever, Guardiola claimed his side’s relentless consistency across all competitions this season made the unique achievement of the treble even harder than his Champions League wins.The Catalan has set new standards for City and English football, but remains hungry for more improvements next season.“We won the Premier League for one point, so we are not so far away (from the competition) to be relaxed,” added Guardiola.“Liverpool show us how tough will be the future. This is the standards, the level we are going to face.”The fact City do not seem content not only spells danger for the competition, but arguably for the health of the English game at large.What once was England’s showpiece occasion at Wembley had the feeling of a run of the mill Premier League procession and exposed a chasm between the haves and have-nots that is only becoming greater.Guardiola could afford the luxury of leaving Sergio Aguero on the bench for the full 90 minutes. Kevin de Bruyne only featured for the final 40 and still won man-of-the-match.Gabriel Jesus started just eight league games all season, but still took his tally for the season to 21 goals with a double.What once was England’s showpiece occasion at Wembley had the feeling of a run of the mill Premier League procession and exposed a chasm between the haves and have-nots that is only becoming greater © AFP / Glyn KIRKCity’s back-to-back Premier League titles in the past two seasons were achieved with the two greatest points tallies England has ever seen.Liverpool finished runners-up this season with the third highest in history, while City’s emphatic Cup success came on the day Bayern’s title win in Germany ensured all five top European leagues were retained for the first time ever.Watford, by contrast, remain without a major trophy in their history. Despite the defiance of their fans as the goals rained in after half-time, the Hornets were helpless given the disparity of resources.“We did it for the organisation, for Sheikh Mansour, Khaldoon (Al Mubarak) and all the people working here,” said Guardiola, at the end of a week where City’s success on the field has been overshadowed by more questions over the club’s conduct off it.“This club made a big step forward for the investment from Sheikh Mansour definitely. You can do that without top players? No way.”The potential for a year-long transfer ban and season’s exclusion from the Champions League remain in the horizon if FIFA and UEFA investigations into City find wrongdoing.Such sanctions seem the only way their progress can be halted with Guardiola already planning new arrivals before he tries to win it all again, starting with the Community Shield against Liverpool in August.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! So why does Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa maintain a travel budget much larger than that of his predecessor, James Hahn? Isn’t there enough love and admiration for him right here in L.A.? Clearly not enough for Villaraigosa, who made this one campaign promise he is easily keeping. Back when running for office, Villaraigosa said he would keep the heat on the feds to make sure Los Angeles gets its proper respect and funding as the nation’s second-largest city. And he’s done exactly that by keeping his profile high among the East Coast power elite. Due to his regular East Coast visits, Villaraigosa’s a celebrity not just in L.A., but in the halls of the country’s most powerful men and women. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsIs that good for Los Angeles? Probably. For the most part, the results of such schmoozing are intangible. Who knows if Villaraigosa’s star power translates into federal funds out of D.C. for vital needs like port security grants and transportation funding? But surely it doesn’t hurt. And besides, no one can complain that Villaraigosa isn’t spending enough time rubbing elbows with the L.A. citizenry. Skeptics will note that all this face time in D.C. and New York City doesn’t hurt Villaraigosa’s own career goals. They are right. And in the absence of benefit to Los Angeles, this sort of traveling on the expenses of taxpayers would be an outrage. But if it helps both the city and Villaraigosa’s career, what’s the harm in that? Ultimately, though, the benefit of this jet-setting mayorship will either become evident by his re-election time – or not. Then the voters can decide.
“Barbosa unfortunately didn’t break through with the Nerazzurri, but he remains a very good player.“I think Lincoln’s ready to play in Europe.“For top players, it’s always better to move as soon as possible so they can adapt quickly to elite football culture quickly. His clause? €50million.” RANKED Inter Milan may be Lincoln’s first destination. Lincoln celebrates scoring for Brazil’s Under-17s last year. MONEY REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow He has since racked up 26 first-team appearances for Flamengo in all competitions and the secret about his potential is very much out.Manchester United are said to be one of the clubs tracking the wonderkid while Real Madrid and Barcelona are also keeping close tabs on him. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Lincoln in action for Flamengo. But his agent Frederico Pena has suggested that a swap deal involving Inter Milan flop Gabriel Barbosa might be the best way to start his European adventure.The 22-year-old had a miserable time in Europe following his move from Santos to Inter Milan. REVEALED He scored just once in nine Serie A outings before he was shipped out on loan to Benfica, where he managed only 13 minutes of league football.The forward, dubbed ‘Gabigol’, is now back in Brazil, on loan at Santos, and Pena believes Inter may be open to doing a deal with Flamengo. 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Barbosa, nicknamed Gabigol, flopped in Italy. shining ADVICE Manchester United target Lincoln is ‘ready to play in Europe’ according to the Brazilian wonderkid’s agent.The Flamengo starlet, only 17, is considered one of the hottest prospects in Brazilian football following his exploits at the Under-17 World Cup, where he scored three goals in four games. Latest Football News 4 4 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF He told FCInterNews: “Swap with Gabigol? It would be a great deal for everyone.“Gabigol is a great forward and for Flamengo, who want to be the best team in South America, he would be an excellent player, precisely because of his maturity.“However, it’d also be excellent for Inter because his investment would turn into an element with the same great qualities. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 4 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’
FROM DONEGALDAILY.COM STAFF STILL IN CLONES! DONEGAL 2-18, DOWN 0-13. Donegal are Ulster champions 2012 – retaining our title for the first time ever.Down led 0-4 to 0-2 after 25 minutes but Leo McLoone’s superb goal helped Donegal men to a 1-5 to 0-7 at half-time.There’s no doubt that Donegal fans were nervous during the break. But for those of us who were, we needn’t have worried as Donegal came out in the second half to dominate.Frank McGlynn’s brilliantly take 50th-minute goal soon settled nervs and extended their lead to six points.Down were now struggling to keep up with the fitter and more determined Donegal side, with players refusing to be intimidated by some unsavoury Down behaviour off the ball.Colm McFadden was immense – top-scoring with six points, all of them lovely finishes. Man of the match though was Mark McHugh who had a fantastic game for Donegal today.The strong-running McGlynn also had a superb game for the holders.The win puts Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-finals while Down must regroup for next weekend’s four-round qualifier against Tipperary.The result probably flattered Donegal in the end – a fact acknowledged by captain Michael Murphy.DONEGAL 2-18 [McLoone 1-0, McGlynn 1-0, Bradley 0-1, McBrearty 0-1, Declan Walsh 0-2, David Walsh 0-1, McFadden 0-6, Murphy 0-1, McHugh 0-2, McElhinney 0-2, Bradley 0-1, McLaughlin 0-1]DOWN 0-13[Doyle 0-4, O’Hare 0-2, Rogers 0-1, McKernan 0-1, Laverty 0-1, McCartan 0-1, Hughes 0-1, Maginn 0-1, Brannigan 0-1]Donegal: P Durcan, P McGrath, N McGee, F McGlynn, Declan Walsh, K Lacey, A Thompson, R Bradley, R Kavanagh, David Walsh, L McLoone, M McHugh, P McBrearty, M Murphy, C McFadden.Subs: M McElhinney for David Walsh, C Toye for McLoone, D McLaughlin for Bradley Down: B McVeigh, D McCartan, D Gordon, D O’Hagan, A Brannigan, B McArdle, A Carr, A Rogers, K King, D O’Hare, K McKernan, L Doyle, M Poland, B Coulter, C Laverty.Subs: E McCartan for Coulter, C Maginn for Carr, D Hughes for O’Hare, Coulter for McKernanReferee: J McQuillan (Cavan)HOW DONEGAL SAW OFF DOWN IN CLONES DECIDER was last modified: July 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)
DDTV: Watch this video…then ask yourself a simple question… Is the driver coming up on the right towards Mountain Top, Letterkenny, on Wednesday actually sane?With thanks to the motorist who recorded this incident.DDTV: IS THE PERSON DRIVING THIS CAR SANE? was last modified: February 13th, 2014 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:dangerous driverletterkenny
Coffee addicts in Donegal are now able to get a new fix from the county’s first Starbucks cafe.Letterkenny is buzzing from caffeine this morning as the new Starbucks opened at the LYIT on the Port Road.The An Dánlann sports complex at LYIT now houses a new Starbucks coffee counter, offering the premium coffee that is consumed all over the world. Starbucks at An Danlann at LYITStarbucks opens at An Danlann at LYIT, which once housed a Costa franchiseAmericanos, Cappuccinos, Flat Whites, Frappuccinos and more syrups that you can imagine are available for the public to pick up, as well as students and staff of the college. They also provide a range of food and bakes to accompany your drink.The building which once housed a Costa counter is now rebranded to Starbucks – just in time for cold winter days. You can sit in and sip a brew or take them away in recyclable cups.Starbucks reusable cups are available at the Letterkenny cafeThe famous Pumpkin Spice Lattes are expected to roll out at this branch from the end of this week – which is a hot favourite during the autumn season.Very soon the iconic Starbucks red cups will be spotted around Letterkenny as the speciality Christmas coffee menu arrives. Starbucks first set up shop in Ireland in 2005, and has since opened over 70 stores throughout the country. 50 of those cafes are in Dublin alone. There are now over 16,800 Starbucks stores worldwide.Starbucks arrival perks up coffee lovers in Donegal was last modified: September 20th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CaféletterkennyLYITstarbucks