From transfers to departures: Betis waits for some goodbye at his squad

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 16, 2020 The arrivals of Guido Rodríguez and Aleñá have put an end to the policy of signings of Betis in this winter market Waiting for some unexpected exit to make another move. Template, Nevertheless, could suffer some more goodbye after the departures of Kaptoum and Ishmael having 24 pieces of the first squad and much competition in certain positions. Many focuses focus on Javi García and Francis, which barely count for the coach in the face of the second round.The current panorama of the Betic squad includes the canterano Edgar how one more trick of the first team, while William Carvalho and Juanmi aspire to be two ‘reinforcements’ more after passing a first lap conditioned by injuries. In the case of Portuguese, he coincides with his return with the presence of two more midfielders in the team, a challenge that Rubi must solve when composing your alignments. Little space left for Javi García, who renewed last summer and now finds no regularity in his game after a first part of the campaign full of doubts. In Heliopolis are the doors open to some exit before the end of January and also it is assumed that next summer there will be numerous movements more on the team, especially in the defensive and medullary zone, where a large number of soccer players are now concentrated. Pedraza’s injury invites the possibility that Francis may appear in the left-handed lane if any mishap with Álex Moreno arises, although the canterano is another player who could find another destination this winter to add more minutes than he currently has in Betis.last_img read more

Chanderpaul was not forced to retire – WICB

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC):The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is refuting a suggestion that it forced veteran cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul to retire from international cricket so that he can play in the inaugural Masters Cricket League (MCL) T20 currently under way in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Chanderpaul is claiming that a No Objection Certificate, issued to him by the WICB, contained a threatening clause, which forced him to call time on his international career.The WICB issued NOCs to four players, including Chanderpaul, to facilitate their participation in the MCL, a tournament approved by the International Cricket Council for players who have retired from international cricket.”I was given a No Objection Certificate by WICB with a clause in it that I retire on the 23rd,” Chanderpaul told ESPNcricinfo.”If I didn’t announce my retirement they would have taken it back.”However, the WICB said the NOCs were granted on the basis that the players were “well aware of their decisions to retire from international cricket and, therefore, allowing them to be eligible for participation in the inaugural tournament”.The other players who were granted NOCs are Tino Best, Krishmar Santokie and Fidel Edwards.The WICB statement made little reference to Best, Santokie and Edwards, but listed Chanderpaul’s series of low scores in his last Test matches.”Kindly advise by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Caribbean Time on Saturday, January 23, 2016 in writing if you have retired from International cricket,” stated the note from the Operations department of the WICB to the players.”Should you not indicate by the deadline we will be forced to revoke any NOC issued for the tournament.”The 41-year-old was sacked last May after playing against England in the Caribbean, where he scored 46 and 13 runs in the first Test, one and seven in the second and 25 and 0 in the third.Chanderpaul is expected to turn out for leaders Guyana Jaguars when the WICB Professional Cricket League resumes next week.last_img read more

Flow Football App scores big with fans

first_imgSince the start of the Barclays Premier League (BPL) season earlier this month, football fans in both Jamaica and the Caribbean have been downloading the new Flow Football App to access audio streaming of matches, commentaries and other football news live and direct at their convenience. According to a release from Flow, the app, in its first week, ranked among the top-five apps to be downloaded above the likes of Instagram and Facebook in the Apple store rankings across several markets in the region including Jamaica. Features of the app include the ability to select the BPL match of choice, listen to match commentaries, tune in to football segments which provide in-depth coverage of breaking football news, live scores, results and tables of the teams all the while “on the go”. “The feedback of local football fans has been remarkable about the new app and we have seen tremendous growth in its popularity since it was launched a few weeks ago. The Flow Football App is a great way of using our technology and innovation to enhance how persons access and enjoy the sport and the reviews have been excellent,” said Carlo Redwood who leads marketing, products and promotions for the combined LIME & Flow entity.last_img read more

County set to offer reward in slaying

first_imgSOUTH WHITTIER – The county Board of Supervisors today is expected to authorize a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who fatally shot a Norwalk man in December. The reward, to be voted on by supervisors at their regular meeting, is not the first to be offered in the slaying of 21-year-old Paul Gomez, who was shot at an intersection in unincorporated South Whittier on Dec. 10, while he was riding in the passenger seat of a friend’s vehicle. In desperation, Gomez’s parents offered a $1,000 reward last month. Paul Gomez was the second son the couple has lost to homicide – both crimes so far unsolved, his mother, Felicia Gomez of Norwalk said. A $10,000 reward from the county should raise the visibility of her son’s case even more and, hopefully, tempt a witness to come forward, she added. The county’s reward “makes me feel like finally we might find who killed my son,” she said. “This is the second son I’ve lost. I can’t keep going through this.” According to police statements, the car Paul Gomez was riding in was stopped at Leffingwell and Meyer roads when a maroon GMC Envoy pulled up alongside. Witnesses reported they saw a male with a shaved head ask Gomez where he was from. The man then shot him in the head. The Envoy’s driver headed west on Leffingwell, away from the scene. Meanwhile, Gomez’s friend drove to the 13900 block of Imperial Highway, where he called for help. But it was too late. According to the supervisors’ agenda, a witness contacted the Sheriff’s Department and said that other vehicles were at the intersection when Gomez was shot and may have seen what happened. Investigators believe the $10,000 reward could prompt “reluctant witnesses” to come forward. Felicia Gomez said her son had been at a friend’s house watching football and was on his way home when he was shot. In December 2002, her son Anthony was killed in a hotel in Norwalk. “I haven’t even gotten over the first one, and now I’ve lost another,” Gomez said. “And there are people out there who know about my sons’ murders and aren’t saying anything. “The anniversary of their deaths will be a week apart,” she added. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want 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

Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, December 20

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says striker Radamel Falcao, 28, will have to prove his fitness and display his best form to turn his current loan spell at Old Trafford into a permanent deal. (Daily Star) Arsenal and Liverpool will have to produce a “sensational offer” in January if they are to convince AC Milan to sell 22-year-old striker Stephan El Shaarawy, says the player’s agent. (Daily Express) Tottenham fear they will miss out on signing Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin in January and the 25-year-old midfielder will opt to join Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal instead. (Daily Telegraph) However the Saints are poised to make a move for Werder Bremen’s Dutch winger Elijero Elia, 27, in the January transfer window. (Daily Mirror) Harry Redknapp has admitted he would be prepared to have West Ham’s Ravel Morrison on loan at QPR, despite the 21-year-old midfielder being sent back to Upton Park early from a loan spell with Cardiff this week. (The Sun) Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists that Ron Vlaar, 29, and midfielder Fabian Delph, 25, will not leave the club in January despite rumoured interest from Manchester United and Arsenal in the Dutch defender and from Liverpool for the former Leeds midfielder. (Daily Mirror) Manchester City defender Matija Nastasic, 21, could be set to leave the Premier League champions and has been linked with a £10m move to either Schalke or AC Milan. (Daily Express) And here’s the latest headlines…Reports: Premier League trio linked with January loan move for Arsenal forward SanogoFormer Barcelona star Abidal announces retirementMan United hitman Hernandez staying at Real Madrid, insists agentSanchez would have been perfect for Liverpool! Rodgers rues missing out on Arsenal sensationTottenham and Swansea transfer blow! January target set for Brazil switchRedknapp insists QPR will NOT be signing Defoe or CrouchAston Villa transfer news: Lambert lining up deal for German midfield starletMan United transfer report: Benfica duo watched as Van Gaal eyes January spreeLucas likely to leave Liverpool in January as Inter Milan hold talks over loan dealExclusive – ‘We’re all behind Pearson’, insists Leicester coach PhillipsExclusive – Top four is the ‘Holy Grail’ for Man United this season, claims ex-Red DevilExclusive – Mignolet will ‘come back stronger’ from Liverpool exile, says Bosnichlast_img read more

Decline in Iraq war deaths leads to more optimism

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.As of Tuesday, the Pentagon reported 28 U.S. military deaths in October. That’s an average of about 1.2 deaths a day. The toll on U.S troops hasn’t been this low since March 2006, when 31 soldiers died – an average of one death a day. In September, 65 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq. Part of the trend can be seen in a volatile and violent band of lush agricultural land on Baghdad’s southern border. The commander of the battle zone – Lt. Col. Val Keaveny, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne) – said his unit has lost only one soldier in the past four months despite intensified operations against both Shiite and Sunni extremists, including powerful al-Qaida in Iraq cells. Keaveny attributes the startling decline to a decrease in attacks by militants who are being rounded up in big numbers on information provided by the citizen force – which has literally doubled the number of eyes and ears available to the military. The efforts to recruit local partners began taking shape earlier this year in the western province of Anbar, which had become the virtual heartland for Sunni insurgents and al-Qaida bands. The early successes in Anbar – coming alongside a boost of 30,000 U.S. forces into the Baghdad area – led to similar alliances in other parts of Iraq. “People are fed up with fear, intimidation and being brutalized. Once they hit that tipping point, they’re fed up, they come to realize we truly do provide them better hope for the future. What we’re seeing now is the beginning of a snowball,” said Keaveny, whose forces operate out of Forward Operating Base Kalsu, about 35 miles south of Baghdad. While U.S. death figures appear to be in sharp decline, the number of Iraqi civilians and security forces show a less dramatic drop. And any significant attack – by insurgents or civilians caught in the crossfire – could quickly wipe out the downward trend.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – October is on course to record the second consecutive decline in U.S. military and Iraqi civilian deaths and Americans commanders say they know why: the U.S. troop increase and an Iraqi groundswell against al-Qaida and Shiite militia extremists. Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch points to what the military calls “Concerned Citizens” – both Shiites and Sunnis who have joined the American fight. He says he’s signed up 20,000 of them in the past four months. “I’ve never been more optimistic than I am right now with the progress we’ve made in Iraq. The only people who are going to win this counterinsurgency project are the people of Iraq. We’ve said that all along. And now they’re coming forward in masses,” Lynch said in a recent interview at a U.S. base deep in hostile territory south of Baghdad. Outgoing artillery thundered as he spoke. Lynch, who commands the 3rd Infantry Division and once served as the military spokesman in Baghdad, is a tireless cheerleader of the American effort in Iraq. But the death toll over the past two months appears to reinforce his optimism. The question, of course: Will it last? last_img read more


first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Two Donegal Gardai have been found to be in breach of discipline after they drove past a man after he collapsed suffering from a suspected heart attack.Seamus Duffy is taken into an ambulance after his suspected heart attack back in April.Seamus Duffy collapsed complaining of chest pains after being stopped by Gardai in Ballybofey on April 7th last.Mr Duffy, 50, was stopped by Gardai at a traffic checkpoint where it was found his car tax was out of date by two months. After an encounter with Gardai in which he pleaded for a chance, he refused to get out of the car.The car, with Mr Duffy’s medication inside, was eventually seized by Gardai.A few minutes later Mr Duffy collapsed to the ground clutching his chest.Passers-by called and ambulance and Mr Duffy, who has a heart condition and is attending Galway University Hospital, was taken to hospital. Gardai later delivered Mr Duffy’s medication to his home.Mr Duffy, from Railway Road in Killygordon, complained to the Garda Ombudsman Commission about the incident.In his letter to GSOC, Mr Duffy claimed that one of the Garda even threatened to pepper-spray him.“I got out of the car and I informed them that I was still feeling unwell, but (one of the Gardai) replied “so what.” I told them I was unable to walk due to feeling unwell, then I was told to get a taxi. They took possession of my car. I collapsed onto the grass as I was not well and as I was lying on the grass they drove past me. They didn’t care if I died. If it was not for the witnesses there I would not have got help,” claimed Mr Duffy in his letter to the Garda ombudsman.On May 24th last the Garda Ombudsman decided that two aspects of Mr Duffy’s complaint were to be investigated. Cllr Frank McBreartyThey included that he had been verbally abused by one of the Gardai.It also ordered that an investigation be carried out into his claim that Gardai drove past him after he had collapsed and was lying on the ground and did not seek any assistance for him.On June 19th the Garda Ombudsman ordered then Buncrana-based Garda Superintendent Andrew Archbold to investigate the complaint.On November 18th last, Donegal’s Garda Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn wrote to Mr Duffy informing him that both Gardai had been found to be in breach of discipline. The investigation file was then referred back to the Garda Ombudsman.The Ombudsman then wrote to Mr Duffy again on November 28th last informing him that both Gardai had been found to be in breach of discipline.The case officer, Helen McCann, said the investigation had been concluded that both “were found to be in breach of the Garda Siochana (Discipline) Regulations 2007 in relation to neglect of duty and were dealt with by way of Advice.”Mr Duffy was told that if he was not satisfied that he may request GSOC to review the matter.“The review will focus on the manner in which your complaint was investigated by the GSIO rather than a second or further investigation of your complaint.”He was then informed he had until December 12th to request a review of the case.Donegal County Councillor, Frank McBrearty, who acted on behalf of Mr Duffy, during correspondence with GSOC and interviews investigating officer Supt Archbold, told Donegal Daily they will be seeking a review of the matter.Cllr McBrearty said “Seamus Duffy admits that his car tax was out by two months.“However the manner in which he was treated by these Gardai was completely unsatisfactory.“This man suffers from a heart condition and for Gardai to refuse him his medication and then to drive away from him is a clear dereliction of their duty.“Gardai cannot be seen to be above the law and for what these Gardai did on this day they must be held accountable.“The Gardai are there to serve and protect the citizens of this country. They did not do this for Seamus Duffy on this day,” he said.It has now come to light that Mr Duffy has been charged with not having tax for his vehicle but also obstructing Gardai on the date he was stopped and suffered a heart attack.GARDAI DISCIPLINED AFTER LEAVING MAN AT SIDE OF ROAD SUFFERING SUSPECTED HEART-ATTACK was last modified: December 8th, 2014 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:BallybofeycheckpointdonegalGardaGSOCHeart attackOMBUDSMANSeamus Duffylast_img read more

It was us! Lifford service station sells winning lotto ticket

first_imgMcGettigan’s Applegreen Service station in Lifford has confirmed it sold the winning €500,000 Euromillions Plus lotto ticket.Store owner Conor McGettigan confirmed to Donegal Daily that their store sold the winning ticket.But despite speculation as to the owner of the ticket, Conor said he still doesn’t have a clue who the lucky winner is. He said “There’s lots of speculation about but you’re going to get that.“This was a busy shop at the weekend, especially with the Bank Holiday weekend so it could be anybody really.“We’re just delighted that the ticket was sold here and somebody is that much better off today as a result.”Conor said he was delighted for whoever won the €500,000 saying it was a “lovely” amount of money to win. “I was just saying to my wife that I hope it is somebody local and I think this is a lovely amount of money to win.“It’s not too much but it is a life-changing sum of money. Whoever has won it can do a lot of good with this money and I really hope they do and that they enjoy it,” he added.The winning EuroMillions Plus numbers are:26, 27, 28, 32, 43.It was us! Lifford service station sells winning lotto ticket was last modified: August 12th, 2018 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

Eureka girls punch ticket to Niclai tourney with win over Fortuna

first_imgEureka >> Eureka High School point guard Kayla Bonomino picked a fine time to have her best game of the season.The Loggers’ lone senior scored a game-high 16 points, including a clutch 3-pointer late in the game, to lead Eureka to a 49-47 victory over the Fortuna Huskies Friday at Eureka High School.With the victory, Eureka (15-9 overall, 4-4 Big 5) finishes in third place in the Humbodlt-Del Norte League’s Big 5 and earned in invitation to the county championship Dick Niclai Tournament next …last_img read more

De Villiers stars at SA Cricket Awards

first_img5 June 2014AB de Villiers became the eighth player to be named South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year when he received the award for 2014 at a gala Cricket South Africa (CSA) banquet in Johannesburg on Wednesday night.The previous winners of CSA’s most prestigious award at international level are Jacques Kallis (2004 and 2011), Makhaya Ntini (2005 and 2006), Shaun Pollock (2007), Dale Steyn (2008), Graeme Smith (2009), Hashim Amla (2010 and 2013) and Vernon Philander (2012).It was a special evening for De Villiers who won four awards in all. The only award for which he was nominated but did not win was the Castle Lager ODI Player of the Year, which went to Quinton de Kock, who scored four centuries in the period under review, including three in consecutive innings.De Villiers’ awardsDe Villiers was also named Castle Lager Test Cricketer of the Year, was recognised by his peers as SA Players’ Player of the Year and, by popular vote of the public, the SA Fans’ Cricketer of the Year.Imran Tahir was named the Blue Label Telecoms T20 International Player of the Year, Steyn won the Ram delivery of the year (he had all three nominations in the category) and Kallis won the KFC “So Good” Award for his century in his final test match appearance against India.Marizanne Kapp was named Momentum Women’s Cricketer of the Year for the second successive year.‘Wonderful achievements’“This has been another great year of wonderful achievements for our top players,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat.“AB’s statistics are sheer class and speak for themselves. He is the world’s best batsman, ranked number one in test match cricket and number two in ODI cricket. His highest rating of 935 points in test cricket is the joint 10th highest of all time, alongside Jacques Kallis and Matthew Hayden.“But that only tells a part of his amazing skills. He has always been an entertainer and innovator par excellence, while at the same time he has the ability to dig really deep in pressure situations.”Performing under pressureReferencing De Villiers’ ability to not only entertain but to perform under pressure, Lorgat added: “We all saw his strength of character illustrated against Australia at Adelaide in 2012 and again against India at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium last season.“We are proud of the scale of his achievements and, more importantly, the manner in which he does it. He is an exceptionally talented cricketer who always adapts to the needs of the team.”‘World class’Assessing the national team, Lorgat said: “Our Proteas have again displayed true world-class performances in the past year and I salute not only the award winners but all of them for a year of great performances. The fact that there were as many as five worthy candidates for the top award speaks volumes.“I warmly congratulate all our winners including the likes of our umpires, grounds staff and scorers, without whose contribution the game cannot be played.“Our domestic cricket remains blessed with great talents and congratulations to all the winners in that category,” he concluded.Dolphins the domestic starsIn the domestic professional category the Sunfoil Dolphins almost swept the board. Lance Klusener was named Coach of the Year, David Miller the Ram Slammer and Kyle Abbott both the Domestic Players’ Player of the Year (for the second year in a row) and SACA Most Valuable Player.In addition, the Dolphins won the CSA Fair Play Award and Wilson Ngobese, head grounds curator at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, was named CSA Groundsman of the Year.Justin Ontong of the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras was named Sunfoil Series Cricketer of the Season and Heino Kuhn of The Unlimited Titans the Momentum One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season.Lifetime Achievement AwardThe Khaya Majola Lifetime Achievement Award went to Abe Williams for his services to the game over nearly 50 years. He represented Griquas as a player for more than two decades and also played for the SA Coloured Cricket Association against the South African African Cricket Board.He was involved in every aspect of cricket as player, administrator, umpire, groundsman, and as coach in which capacity he laid the foundation for the current Griquas’ coaching programmes. He is still an active umpire at club level.AWARD WINNERSProfessional Awards: InternationalSA Cricketer of the Year AB de VilliersCastle Lager Test Cricketer of the Year AB de VilliersCastle Lager ODI Cricketer of the Year Quinton de KockBlue Label Telecoms T20 International Cricketer of the Year Imran TahirSA Players’ Player of the Year AB de VilliersSA Fans’ Player of the Year AB de VilliersKFC “So Good” Award Jacques Kallis (century v India in his final test at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead)Ram Delivery of the Year Dale Steyn (bowled Brad Haddin, 2nd test vs Australia in Port Elizabeth)Momentum Women’s Cricketer of the Year Marizanne KappProfessional Awards: DomesticSunfoil Series Cricketer of the Season Justin Ontong (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras)Momentum One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season Heino Kuhn (The Unlimited Titans)Ram Slammer of the Season David Miller (Sunfoil Dolphins)Coach of the Year Lance Klusener (Sunfoil Dolphins)Domestic Players’ Player of the Season Kyle Abbott (Sunfoil Dolphins)CSA Fair Play Award Sunfoil DolphinsSACA Most Valuable Player Award Kyle Abbott (Sunfoil Dolphins)Professional Awards: OperationsCSA Groundsman of the Year Wilson Ngobese (Sahara Stadium Kingsmead)CSA Scorers’ Association of the Year Gauteng Cricket BoardCSA Umpires’ Umpire of the Year Shaun GeorgeCSA Umpire of the Year Johan CloeteSAinfo reporterlast_img read more