Al Sadd already recognizes that “there are negotiations between Xavi and Barça”

first_imgOne more step in the possible landing of Xavi al Barça. Muhammad Ghulam Al Balushi, sports director of Al Sadd, confirmed on the AlKass television channel that there is an open communication channel between Barça and Xavi. “There are negotiations between Xavi and Barcelona now and we wish him success wherever he goes”, he said in the preview of the semi-final of the Qatari Cup between Al Sadd and Al Rayyan.Al Balushi’s statement consolidates the statement that the Qatari club made through the club’s general manager, Turki Al Ali, who already confirmed the talks on Friday and he had asked that Barça negotiate officially with Al Sadd. The option for Xavi to accept Barca’s offer and join next week as head of the Barca wardrobe begins to gain strength. In addition, Eric Abidal, sports director of the French club, and Oscar Grau, CEO of the club, right hand of Josep Maria Bartyomeu and strong man in the signing of contracts, remain in Doha, where they will meet this Saturday after the match with Xavi to try convince him to accept the Barca club’s offer.last_img read more

Nadal: “I got scared for the girl; it was a coup and she behaved like a phenomena”

first_img“Greater than excited, what I had is a coup, that’s the actuality. Sure I was scared, as a result of in the finish the pace of the ball is excessive, and extra in a relaxation as a result of the pace of the service is added. My blow shot out over there and it was straight to the head. In that case you by no means know what may occur. However the fact is that the woman was a phenomenal. She was very entire and I requested her if she was okay. She had a tear, however I was shocked, as a result of the ball was robust and she endured the man in a improbable means, superb instance. ” That is how Rafa Nadal defined in a press convention the involuntary influence of one in every of his stays on the head of a pickup close to the finish of the recreation through which the Balearic defeated Algerian Delbonis. For the relaxation, Nadal analyzed his efficiency calmly in the second spherical of the Australian Open: “I want to enhance. That’s a actuality. I feel I’ll do it as a result of I’m doing issues higher sufficient to enhance. In coaching I really feel good and in the video games I’m not letting go as I ought to at the starting of the recreation. Each the first day and the second, the third units have been good. not a break ball in opposition to. ” On his lack of success with the break factors (3/20 and 1/18 till the third set), he stated it was “a disaster.” “I want to enhance, however the logical factor is that, even when fortunately, you win a break level when you have got so many alternatives. In the first recreation the relaxation I already had many and I didn’t take any. That tense you.”In the finish, Nadal took out constructive points: “In the tie-break I was positive, I didn’t fail any first and in the moments of pressure I was positive. After releasing myself from that, I was higher, I got extra drives, I performed longer and did issues I have to have choices “..last_img read more

Jamaica’s swimmers win seven medals on Carifta first day

first_imgJamaica won seven medals on the opening day at the 31st staging of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Martinique.The Jamaicans earned one gold, three silver and three bronze medals on Tuesday, a performance that carried 24 personal bests.First-time national representative, Kelsie Campbell, led the way with gold in the 15-17 girls 100-metre butterfly in 1:04.99.The last time a Jamaican won this event was when Jamaica hosted the event in 2013 and Zara Bailey prevailed in 1:04.87.Campbell’s teammate, Shaun Johnson, finished seventh in the event in a personal best 1:06.78.Another national debutant, Rajiv Redhi, won Jamaica’s first medal, a silver in the 11-12 boys’ 200m breaststroke, in a personal best 2:45.69. This is the first medal Jamaica has won in this event since 2011 when Xavier Philips won bronze.Cameron Brown placed sixth in the 13-14 boys’ 200m breaststroke in a personal best 2:39.48.Emily MacDonald, also representing Jamaica for the first time, won bronze in the 11-12 girls 50m backstroke in a personal best 33.46 and Shaun Johnson, also making her debut at the meet, won silver in the 15-17 girls 50m backstroke in a personal best 31.06. Angara Sinclair placed fourth in the same event, in 31.67.SILVER FOR DOLSThe 15-17 boys’ 100m butterfly saw Olympic hopeful, Keanan Dols, returning after a one-year absence to win silver in 56.80, while Jesse Marsh finished eighth in 58.95.Dols also placed fourth in the 15-17 boys’ 50m backstroke in 28.07.Simone Vale ended a long drought for Jamaica in the 11-12 girl’s 100-metre butterfly, securing bronze in 1:12.17. Bryanna Renuart ended an even drier spell when she won the bronze in the girl’s 13-14 200-metre breaststroke in 2:44.51.Jamaica had not won a medal in this event since Gabrielle Hopkins claimed silver in 2012 in 2:54.90.Nicholas Vale, brother of Simone, finished sixth in the 13-14 boys’ 100m butterfly in a personal best time of 1:00.57.last_img read more

FIFA proposes annual Club World Cup

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Federer tested, beats Krajinovic in Swiss Indoors 1st round Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title UEFA has stymied Infantino’s attempts since March to gain approval for the new FIFA competitions, which would have $25 billion of income guaranteed by an international consortium including Japan’s SoftBank.The proposals, which include a global Nations League as a mini-World Cup every two years, were formed by FIFA to eliminate two little-regarded competitions: the current annual seven-team Club World Cup held in December and the Confederations Cup for international teams held every four years. The proposal only covers men’s soccer and does not include new competitions women.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe original plan sent to FIFA Council members in April said a 24-team Club World Cup would be worth at least $3 billion for each edition, played in June-July every fourth year from 2021 through 2033. Half the slots would be taken by European clubs, ensuring the competition could weaken the status of the UEFA-run Champions League.But discussions in recent months with global soccer leaders have encouraged FIFA to propose keeping the annual format but with more teams, said the person, who added that Infantino favored a July-August event but he is open to another slot. Playing in the northern hemisphere summer would pose a threat to the annual preseason friendly tournament for Europe’s leading clubs which is organized by Relevent Sports, a company controlled by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew While Infantino has convinced some teams to back his plans in public, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, the umbrella European Club Association has called for the workload on players to be reduced rather than increased.Infantino won’t use the meeting in Kigali to gain approval for the final configuration of competition formats but he wants to secure agreement on the principle that the existing Club World Cup and Confederations Cup need to be replaced, the person said. FIFA would then spend the coming months consulting further on the formats.Infantino is pressing ahead with trying to implement the biggest revamp of soccer tournaments this century after gaining support from the regional confederations apart from UEFA, the person said. FIFA would have a 51 percent stake in the joint venture with the investors.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 FIFA President Gianni Infantino is doubling down on his Club World Cup plans with a proposal for an expanded annual tournament despite European soccer’s resistance to any competition that challenges the supremacy of the Champions League, a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.The revised proposal amends an initial plan to play a 24-team Club World Cup every four years. The new format will be discussed at the FIFA Council meeting in Rwanda on Friday, the person said on condition of anonymity because the discussions were confidential.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

La Jalousie house destroyed by fire

first_imgMillions of dollars were lost when a house at La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara (WCD), went up in flames on Tuesday night.Guyana Times understands that the fire reportedly started at about 22:00h in the lower flat of the building, which formally housed a beer garden.The completely gutted structure at La Jalousie, WCDThe fire, suspected to be electrical in origin, completely gutted the two-storey wooden and concrete building. According to reports, the building was uninhabited at the time.Speaking with this newspaper, a resident said he heard shouts of a fire by other residents and subsequently saw the building on fire. He added that fire fighters responded promptly, but there was little they could have done to save the building. As such, they focused on containing the fire from spreading.Owner of the burnt building, Sarwant Tapsi, who also owns Kishans Aluminium Windows and Doors, said he was informed of the incident on Wednesday morning.He explained that he was not properly briefed as to what occurred, while noting that this was the second fire at the location in recent times. The first fire, he noted, was set by someone who is now serving time in prison for arson.The matter was reported to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station and investigations are currently underway. Officials from the Guyana Fire Service have also launched a probe into the incident.last_img read more

2 Lebanese Officials Expected in Liberia

first_imgTwo Lebanese officials, a Minister and a member of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon (PSPL), are expected in Liberia this week as guests of the government and the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU).According to the World Lebanese Cultural Union, Wael Abu Faour, the Minister of Public Health, and Taymour Jumblatt, a PSPL official, will be honored at an organized reception on Thursday, December 8, in Monrovia.Details of the two men’s visit were not released but sources at WLCU said the men will hold talks with some Liberian government officials.Minister Faour assumed office on February 15, 2014, and is also a member of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSPL). In his capacity as Minister of Public Health, he revealed at a November 11, 2014 press conference that many popular restaurants and food chains across Lebanon were in violation of food safety rules.That revelation, according to documentary sources, brought about the start of a food safety campaign.Mr. Jumblatt is a ranking political figure in the Progressive Socialist Party that is being headed by his father, Walid Jumblatt. Taymour’s status in the Progressive Socialist Party, according to the Daily Star newspaper of Lebanon, came through the influence of his father.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Garbage pile-up on Wellington Street overbearing – vendors

first_imgSeveral vendors who operate along Wellington and Robb Streets, Georgetown, are now complaining of the foul scent emanating from a huge garbage pile-up.The garbage pile-up on Wellington StreetSeveral vendors complained to Guyana Times about the unsightly amount of garbage that causes flies and maggots.“Everybody puts their garbage there daily and the garbage truck would pass and pick it up, but the smell is horrible. I sell food that people have to eat and if they pass here and see it like this what do you think will happen,” one concerned vendor said.“To tell you the truth, I don’t know where the garbage coming from when I leave here in the afternoon the garbage truck would pick it up, but when I come back in the morning the pile would be there. No matter how they clean it, it would build up back”, another seller explained.In addition, a vendor identified as “Golyn”, said that persons are not only throwing their garbage there, but they are also seizing the opportunity to urinate and defecate in the vicinity.“There is a place that sells fry fish there and the smell will affect them more because they are closer. Chetsons had to make a gate there because they use to go there to defecate and urinate there. Now they do it there. When you pass, it stinks,” she told this publication.last_img read more

Arsenal offered chance to sign La Liga ace in January

first_img Jese Rodriguez 1 Real Madrid have offered Arsenal the chance to sign Jese during the January transfer window.The Spaniard is struggling to break into the first team at the Bernabeu and has made just eight league appearances this season.??Arsenal have scouted the 22-year-old since his youth days and have been linked with a bid in the past.And now, according to Spanish magazine Don Balon, the Gunners will be offered Jese during the January transfer window.Real Madrid are eager to cash in on the forward and believe they could receive as much as £20m for his signature.?Arsenal too are keen to bolster their attacking options, with Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott both troubled by injury over the past 18 months.last_img


first_imgWELL-KNOWN driving instructor Noel Sweeney  has become a huge hit on the internet after giving a series of wacky videos for driving in the snow.Noel, of the Swilly School of Motoring in Letterkenny,  is famous across Donegal for his colourful driving lessons over the past 30 years along his expression “Now don’t say you weren’t told.”But now hundreds of people are logging onto his You Tube videos which teach nervous drivers how to drive safely in the freezing conditions of recent days. Happy-go-lucky Noel compares driving in the snow with ‘ballroom dancing’, telling drivers they have to do everything smoothly.The ten minute tutorial even shows drivers what happens when drive the wrong way in the snow with scenes of Noel losing control of his own car!“A lot of people understandably are terrified of driving in the snow simply because of the fact that they are not used to it.“But the bottom line is that they can learn how to drive safely in snow if, like the ballroom dancing, they take things smoothly and learn a few things. “It’s not rocket science and I hope these videos will help people to have the confidence to get behind the wheel in the snow and to get to their destination safely.“After these tips we hope that we don’t end up with four wheels up in the air and in the hedge. It has been known to happen before,” said Noel.The hilarious driving-instructor has also made other short videos telling people how to prepare their cars for driving in the snow.The videos were made by Noel’s very nervous son Brian.Ends MMMMSNOW JOKE AS NOEL BECOMES INTERNET HIT was last modified: December 1st, 2010 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

FA Trophy first round: Leyton Orient to host Beaconsfield Town – draw in full

first_img🏆 The FA Trophy draw was made live on @talkSPORT2 ↕️ Here is the full first round draw— talkSPORT 2 (@talkSPORT2) November 26, 2018 National League leaders Leyton Orient will host Beaconsfield Town in the first round of the FA Trophy.The competition, which was won by Brackley Town on penalties last season, is for teams playing at levels 1-4 in the National League System, which are tiers 5-8 in the overall English football league system. 1 Beaconsfield, who will visit Brisbane Road, play in the Southern League Premier Division, and they’ve already come through three qualifying rounds to reach the first round proper, defeating Leiston 3-1 to book their trip to London.The full draw was made LIVE on talkSPORT 2, and you can see it below… Brackley enjoyed their trip to Wembley last season LIVE NOW: The FA Trophy draw live on @talkSPORT2 ⚽️Who do you want to see your team get? 📻 Tune in now →— talkSPORT 2 (@talkSPORT2) November 26, 2018 FA Trophy first round draw in full(Northern section)AFC Telford United vs Farsley CelticAltrincham Town vs Stockport CountySpennymoor Town vs Stamford or BarwellWorkington vs Pickering Town or Ramsbottom UnitedLeamington vs Hartlepool UnitedHarrogate Town vs York CityBarrow vs Halifax TownWrexham vs Boston UnitedChesterfield vs Basford UnitedSalford City vs GatesheadAFC Fylde vs Stratford TownLancaster City or Guiseley vs Blyth SpartansSouthport or Chester vs Solihull Moors(Southern section)Eastbourne Borough or Dartford vs Dorchester TownWeymouth or St Albans City vs Royston Town or Needham MarketBrackley Town vs Hayes & Yeading or Brightlingsea RegentLeyton Orient vs Beaconsfield TownBoreham Wood vs Torquay UnitedSalisbury vs Braintree TownTruro City vs Weston-super-MareBromley vs Sutton UnitedBarnet vs Bath CityEbbsfleet United vs Dagenham & RedbridgeWoking vs Maidstone UnitedDover Athletic vs Havant & WaterloovilleLewes or Hemel Hempstead Town vs EastleighCarshalton Athletic vs Dorking WanderersAldershot Town vs Bedford TownHereford vs Billericay TownMaidenhead United vs Oxford CityBiggleswade Town vs WealdstoneChippenham Town or Wingate & Finchley vs Welling United or Dulwich Hamletlast_img read more