Junior: “I understand the whistles; maybe we risk the exit”

first_imgThe left back has jumped to the pitch in the 22nd minute after the injury of Jordi Alba, who has an injury to the right adductor which would jeopardize his presence in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against the Naples and in the League classic at the Santiago Bernabéu on March 1. That would open wide the doors of ownership to Firpo, who has admitted that he will probably have to “play more during the next matches” and is prepared for it. Junior Firpo has been sympathetic to the whistles of the Blaugrana fans during the last leg of the game when Quique Setién’s team has tried to get the ball played from behind. “I understand because maybe we have risked too much at that time of the meeting,” he said. When asked what the arrival at Barça de Angel would look like, the author of Getafe’s goal today at the Camp Nou, has considered that “the best players always have to be in Barça and Angel is one of the best strikers of the League, has ten goals without playing in one of the great teams. “ The left-handed side Junior Firpo, who replaced Jordi Alba in the 22nd minute on the left side of Barça when he was injured, explained after the victory against Getafe that he understood the nervousness of the Blaugrana fans in the last leg of the match because maybe they have risked too much at the exit of the ball. The Dominican has been the Barça player who has gone out to speak with the media after the Blaugrana victory by 2-11 against Getafe with goals from Antoine Griezmann and Sergi Roberto, this one pass from Firpo himself. “I am happy with the performance I have given and with the goal pass,” he said.center_img Cucurella: “We hope Angel stays”Marc Cucurella, the former Blaugrana who has played the entire match with Getafe at the Camp Nou, has also expressed himself on this issue. “The subject of Angel has come out a lot in the press in recent days, but we hope he stays because he gives us a lot. He is a player who finds the spaces very well and is very fast,” he said. Finally, Cucurella has referred to the non-greeting between Quique Setién and his coach, José Bordalás. “It is an issue that is not incumbent upon the players, an anecdotal issue. The important thing is what happens on the pitch.”last_img read more

PH chess team eyes 7 golds or more in 2017 ASEAN Para Games

first_imgPH chess player Menandro Redor. Photo by Randolph B. LeongsonHoping to pick up where they left off, the Philippines chess para athletes are loooling to surpass their six-gold medal haul in 2015 and aiming for seven this time in Kuala Lumpur.But Menandro Redor, one of the country’s leading para athlete in chess, thinks that with the chess team’s stringent preparation it could even exceed its target in the 2017 ASEAN Para Games this month.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “We may get more than just seven golds because we had intense training for this. We joined different local and international tournaments just to prepare,” said Redor in Filipino. “Our coaches have been taking care of us and we’re so prepared that we’re sure of what we can accomplish.”Redor, who will also serve as the Philippines’ flagbearer for the opening ceremonies, ha four-gold haul for the visually impaired 2 division, which is for partially blind participants, in the last staging of the biennial games in Singapore.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 PH chess team will also lean on wheelchair-bound FIDE Master Sander Severino and Henry Lopez as they gun to sweep the individual and team events of standard and rapid.“We’ve already swept our category, so our goal now is to do that in the other categories. It also helps that we’ve got a women’s team now so it’s really possible that we can get the top spot this time,” Redor said. 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 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH targets 27 golds in 2017 ASEAN Para Games Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img LATEST STORIES The 32-year-old woodpusher isn’t discounting the capacity of the opposition with Indonesia posing the biggest threat to the Philippines’ quest for gold.But Redor is confident with what the chess team can deliver for the delegation, saying, “In chess, we’re sure that we’ll bring home golds.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View commentslast_img read more

BREAKING: Constitutional procedure not followed to challenge Persaud’s MP status – Chief Justice

first_imgThe acting Chief Justice Roxanne George, SC, ruled that Government did not follow the procedure outlined by the Constitution of Guyana to challenge the status of the election former AFC MP Charrandass Persaud as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly. The method according to the Constitution is that an elections petition had to be filed no later than 28 days after Persaud’s election in the National Assembly. Chief Justice now dealing with issue of dual citizenship. Stay tuned for more updates.last_img read more

Justin Kluivert right to choose Roma over Man United, says dad Patrick

first_img“I think United would have been too big a jump,” former Ajax, AC Milan and Barcelona striker Kluivert, 42, told Gazzetta dello Sport.“Roma are an important club but the pressures are less.“Roma don’t have to win at any cost and it is a club that is used to good football. It is the ideal place for Justin right now.”Kluivert has signed until 2023 with the side from the Italian capital who finished third in Serie A last season.The teenager made an immediate impact with his cross setting up Edin Dzeko for the match winner in the opening Serie A game against Torino last weekend.“I’m very satisfied with what he’s doing,” added Kluivert Snr, who earned 79 caps for the Netherlands before retiring in 2004, and is now the assistant Cameroon coach.“He doesn’t talk much, but he’s someone who knows how to listen and is motivated. I wanted him to stay at Ajax for another year, but he made his choice.“Then, who doesn’t dream of Barcelona? But Italian football is catching up and Justin can take advantage of it.”Kluivert Jr made 30 league appearances for Ajax last season, scoring 10 goals, and earned his first call up to the Dutch national team in March.“He must travel miles to get to where I did, but he’s shown talent, plus he has the character and time to have a great career,” his father added.“I want to see him win with Roma and I want to see him happy.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Justin Kluivert right to choose Roma over Man United, says his father Patrick © AFP/File / Cooper NEILLMILAN, Italy, Aug 22 – Dutch football great Patrick Kluivert said Wednesday he believes his son Justin made the right call in snubbing Manchester United to join AS Roma.Kluivert, 19, had looked set to head for the Premeir League this summer but instead the winger opted to move to Italy after two years in Ajax.last_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday defender came close to Serie A move

first_img1 Claude Dielna Serie A side Genoa narrowly missed out on a deal for Sheffield Wednesday defender Claude Dielna during the January transfer window, according to reports in France.The 27-year-old was attracting interest from several clubs in the window after making an impressive start to his career in England.West Brom reportedly made enquires, while clubs in France also expressed an interest in the Frenchman’s services.However, according to France Football, it was Genoa who narrowly missed out on a deal for the former Olympiacos man.The two clubs had reportedly agreed a loan deal with an option to buy at the end of the season.But at the 11th hour Sheffield Wednesday pulled the plug on the move and instead demanded that Genoa purchase Dielna outright, causing the deal to collapse.last_img read more

Ronald Koeman insists Manchester United target will not leave Southampton in January

first_img Sadio Mane Ronald Koeman continues to insist Southampton will rebuff any bids for in-demand forward Sadio Mane in January.Saints boss Koeman has vowed “we will sell nobody” in the January transfer window, despite persistent talk Manchester United are lining up a bid for Mane.The 23-year-old joined Southampton from Red Bull Salzburg last term and has quickly caught the attention.Southampton remain confident they can fend off any mid-season bids, but could still wind up losing one of their key assets in the summer.“Rumours aren’t important: we will sell nobody,” said Koeman.“You can ask again about Sadio, Man United, Chelsea, but we will sell nobody in January.”Southampton’s impressive Premier League stabilisation under Mauricio Pochettino only ended with a host of raids on the club’s top talent.Koeman has since fought to stem that tide, though France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin still joined Manchester United last summer.Former Barcelona and Holland defender Koeman believes Saints can still bolster their profile enough to allow developing stars to progress at the same rate as the club.But the 52-year-old admitted the lure of Champions League football and top global tests still remain a sticking to point to convincing serious talents to commit to mid-level clubs in the long-term.“That’s great, if it’s really like that, it’s great,” said Koeman over the interest from others in Mane.“Because the player is developing himself, with all the help from the technical staff and the rest of the players.“But it’s the reason why the team and the club is growing, and why we have 18 international players.“They are showing qualities, and then of course big teams are interested.“It’s a normal progress of players who are developing themselves.“In my opinion it’s not about money, it’s about ambition of players and people.“Of course we don’t play in the Champions League and we don’t fight for the title, and that’s a normal ambition for players to reach the highest level possible.” 1last_img read more

Wenger admits Arsenal are looking over their shoulder in the Premier League

first_img The Gunners could end the weekend 14 points adrift of Leicester City 1 Arsene Wenger has conceded Arsenal’s current form means they are looking over their shoulder in the Premier League – even if he insists his side can still win the title.The Gunners have crashed out of the FA Cup and Champions League in the last week and are on a run of one win in eight games across all competitions.They travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on Saturday lunchtime and, if results go against them this weekend, Wenger’s side could be 14 points adrift of Premier League leaders Leicester.Wenger, whose contract expires at the end of next season, admits it is a real possibility and will be keeping a wary eye on the chasing pack.“Yes of course. It’s very tight,” he replied when asked if he needs to be looking over his shoulder at the likes of City, West Ham and Manchester United.“But I believe the Premier League is far from over. We also have to look behind us because things can change very quickly. We want to move forward, but I’m conscious that our position is not secure, even where we are.“Things will change until the end of the season, that’s for sure. We have to take care of our own destiny, and that’s by producing the performances we expect from ourselves.“We are in a position where we hope for the best. I agree that a negative result (at Everton) would be very bad for us, but we focus on a positive result. We know now is the time for us to produce the result we want.”Wenger believes the strength throughout the Premier League is continuing to have an effect on how English teams deal with continental competitions – with Manchester City the only representatives in the quarter-final stages of the Champions League and Liverpool the sole remaining club in the Europa League.When asked about the lack of Premier League clubs in Friday’s draws, Wenger said: “It’s not good enough.“But it’s very difficult to give you a rational explanation. The Premier League is very demanding. Overall, the Premier League will be even stronger next season, that’s for sure, again.“Maybe the Premier League has become the Champions League for the English teams. That’s what is happening. Every game is so difficult in the Premier League that we maybe suffer a bit in Europe. Some teams who play in the Europa League prioritise the Premier League.”last_img read more


first_imgMargaret is pictured, with CCC(NW) colleagues at unveiling of plans for Radiotherapy Unit at Altnagelvin (4th from the right)The members of Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest, CCC(NW) have paid tribute to their most senior, highly esteemed colleague and dear friend Margaret Callaghan, who died peacefully at home in Carrygault, Ramelton on Saturday 4 June 2016 at the age of 87 years.Margaret had for 11 years campaigned fearlessly for the retention and development of cancer services in Letterkenny University Hospital and for the provision of radiotherapy services in the NorthWest.Having achieved the retention of sympathetic breast services and the appointment of a permanent Consultant Breast Surgeon at Letterkenny, one of CCC(NW)’s top priorities was to lobby on both sides of the Border to ensure that the possibility of a radiotherapy unit in the North West Region became a reality. Margaret lobbied the length and breadth of this island, she lobbied in Leinster House and Stormont Castle, in Council Chambers, on the streets of Dublin, Derry and Letterkenny, she lobbied politicians and health officials from both sides of the border and she brought our campaign into the homes of every town and townland in Donegal. Her message and that of every CCC(NW) member was simple and easy to understand.The people of Donegal and the North West Region needed a radiotherapy unit in either Letterkenny General or Altnagelvin Hospital to treat cancer patients locally and we needed to work together, speaking with one united voice to achieve this goal.Margaret was passionate regarding the necessity of locating this facility in the NorthWest Region to serve cancer patients in Donegal/NW. She had a great sense of the importance of community.A very happy and proud moment for her and her colleagues who accompanied her was when she represented CCC(NW) and helped turn the sod in Altnagelvin for the Cross border North West Radiotherapy Unit on July 9th 2014. Unfortunately, Margaret did not live to see the opening of the Unit that is due to become operational in late autumn of this year, but she made sure she inspected its progress when she travelled, shortly before her death, with her son to Altnagelvin to see it in its construction stage.It gave Margaret great joy and solace to know that the vast majority of future Donegal cancer patients requiring radiotherapy treatment will be spared long physical, psychological and financial distressing journeys for treatment.  Treatment will be provided nearer to home.All in CCC(NW) recognised in Margaret the qualities of a woman of great and gentle heart and fierce determination. She spoke with a quiet authority, a wise woman. She was a true and loyal friend. A woman who demonstrated a great sense of fun, compassion and kindness, a woman of great integrity.Margaret had been a member of Donegal Action for Cancer and she served on its County Committee from May 2005 until she resigned with others in early 2007 and joined fellow past DACC members to establish Co-operating for Cancer Care NorthWest in March 2007.Margaret Callaghan, made a difference, she was a truly strong, kind, determined woman who worked to ensure that cancer patients treatment and lives were improved.All of us in CCC(NW) will dearly miss her, we have lost a sister, a cherished member of the CCC(NW) family. Members of CCC(NW) offer sincere condolences to our highly esteemed member, Margaret’s daughter Elizabeth Gibbons, and to all Margaret’s sons and daughters, in-laws, grandchildren and extended family circle. May Margaret rest in peace.DONEGAL CANCER GROUP PAY TRIBUTE TO LATE MEMBER MARGARET was last modified: June 20th, 2016 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:Cancer Care North-WEstdonegalMargaret CallaghanRameltontributelast_img read more


first_imgA man who burgled a school asked a judge to send him back to prison to get help for his alcohol addiction.Judge Paul KellyMichael Ward, 24, pleaded guilty to stealing property worth €2,000 when he broke Gaeilscoileanna Buncrana on June 13th last. Ward, from Red Row, Buncrana was out on bail at the time facing other burglary offences.Gardai told Buncrana District Court that a laptop computers, a digital camera and fundraising money was taken during the road on the school at Castle Avenue.When viewed, Ward, who was known to Gardai could be seen roaming around the school and carrying out the raid.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been before the courts since he was 24 and had a serious addiction to alcohol.He had received some help for his addictions while in Castlerea Prison before but felt himself slipping again.He said his client wanted to go back to prison to get back on a treatment programme again.Judge Paul Kelly sentenced Ward to nine months in prison for the burglary and ordered that he get assistance in undertaking a treatment programme.MAN ASKS TO BE SENT TO PRISON AFTER ROBBING SCHOOL was last modified: July 11th, 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:buncranaMICHAEL WARDprisonlast_img read more


first_imgGAA: Donegal and Derry are all level at the interval in a game that has been littered with errors from both teams. Rory GallagherPoor passing, decision making and shooting has all been a recurring feature in this clash between the bitter rivals.Donegal have hit SIX wides and have only taken FIVE out of a possible SIXTEEN scoring opportunities. Rory Gallagher will be disappointed at many aspects of his sides performance so far.Donegal need to sharpen up in the final third and improve their decision making.Brian McIver will be delighted with his side’s effort and application even if they’ve been poor in possession at times.Odhran MacNiallais, Christy Toye and a brace from Patrick McBrearty had Donegal THREE ahead after fifteen minutes. However, Derry responded well through scores from Eoin Bradley, Mark Lynch and Caolan O’Boyle.Colm McFadden then scored a peach to put Donegal ahead but that was cancelled out by a fine effort from Chrissy McKaigue.ULSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL: DONEGAL AND DERRY ALL LEVEL AT HALF-TIME IN CLONES was last modified: June 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Home-page Sportnewslast_img read more