United will not break the bench for any transfer

first_imgThe coronavirus crisis has stopped football, club revenue, and thus also dropping transfer market prices. This decline for some will become an opportunity to get players who want at a cheaper price than expected but, in general, The big deals don’t seem like they’re going to happen this summer.One of those that has already been ruled out to undertake large investments in a single player has been Manchester United through its vice president Ed Woodward. In a telematic meeting with fans, he assured that this crisis is hitting Old Trafford hard and that they will not be able to turn into a red devil anyone for whom they have to sign a transfer that goes up to a hundred million pounds.“No one should be under any illusion given the challenge ahead of us in football. Businesses will not be the usual for any club, including ours, in the transfer market. Sure, our goal is team success, but we need to know the impact across the industry, the transfer market dates and a broader financial picture before we can speak back to normal. I’m not going to feed a player’s transfer speculation for hundreds of pounds this summer, which seems to ignore the reality that sport will have to face, “assured the president. Objectives that remain, but not at any priceIn the face of this crisis, Woodward aims to be more pragmatic in the signings and warns the clubs where their goals are for this transfer market that they will not invest in the same way as in previous summers. Does this get you off the bid? According to the English press it seems not.United have several clear objectives such as Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) and Jude Bellingham (Birmingham) for which they point that it will bid, but without exceeding. Levy wanted a transfer of 200 million for Kane and Dortmund set Sancho’s bar around 100. Figures that United has already warned will not come.last_img read more

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CPL has demonstrated the passion for cricket

first_imgDear Editor,The ongoing responses by Regional crowds to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have once again demonstrated the passion West Indians have for cricket. CPL has truly become a family event and epitomises the positive evolution of cricket watching. Commendations are in order for the organisers, teams, fans and all those involved. It is clear that the crowds are an integral part of the CPL’s matrix. The adulation by fans for players has precipitated an acceptance, as seen in other such formats, of “one team” regardless of where a player hails.Adam Zampa “is we own”, to borrow the phrase. Tanveer “is we own”, Guptill “is we own”, as authentic as Barnwell, Permaul and Bisshoo; the same for the other teams.Having witnessed over time the outpouring of support to players, I remain a bit concerned over the general recognition for past cricketers. While there have been some commendable efforts over the years, I believe the time has come to intensify and centralise those efforts for a more structured approach.Allow me to suggest a holistic national effort to create a prestigious “space” (not confined to the internet) to bring focus to and genuinely recognise our past players. What is currently being done by some can be incorporated and refined, if necessary, for practicality in the present time.Guyana has gifted the cricketing world a plethora of outstanding cricketers of which, in my opinion, only a few make it to related conversations today. While evolution through time is undeniable, a designated space to document and preserve our cricketing history seems more relevant now.Here are my humble suggestions.First is the ambitious suggestion for a cricketing museum. While population may impact on feasibility, pride is abundant. For Such a venture to be effective, its design must be contemporary and aesthetically pleasing; its content must be comprehensive and access to the information must be easily facilitated through modern acceptable devices within. There is no shortage of a related prototype from other countries.I believe this is a venture that the government can assist with but would need partners. This is another opportunity for collaboration with the Private Sector, the Guyana Cricket Board and if possible, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), CPL and the International Cricket Council (ICC).One may argue why just a cricket museum when there are other sporting fraternities that would claim to qualify for such recognition. While in my opinion, cricket is a more dominant sport, I would welcome a National Sports Museum which includes cricket.In addition, I wish to reiterate the sentiments expressed by others in the past for the National Stadium reflecting the pride in recognising former players. My suggestions would be as follows:Name the Providence facility the Lloyd/Chanderpaul Stadium after Clive Lloyd and Shivnarine Chanderpaul.Rename the three stands, Red, Green & Orange, as the Fredricks/Kallicharran (after Roy Fredricks and Alvin Kallicharran); Kanhai/Butcher (after Rohan Kanhai and Basil Butcher and the Fernandes/Solomon stands; the latter after Maurice Fernandes, the first Guyanese to represent the West Indies and to captain the Regional team, along with Joe Solomon who was integral in the historic first tied Test match.Name the Media Pavilion after Joseph “Reds” Pereira.Name the VIP stand the Christiani/Pairaudeau Pavilion after Robert Christiani and Bruce Pairaudeau, two Guyanese who represented the West Indies in the ’50s.Name the Players stand the Hooper/Sarwan Pavilion after Carl Hooper and Ramnaresh Sarwan, both former captains of the West Indies cricket team.Name the bowling approaches the Gibbs/Butts and the Croft/Harper Ends after Lance Gibbs, Clyde Butts, Colin Croft and Roger Harper.Name the Venue Operation Centre (VOC) the Camacho/Singh Centre/Pavilion after Stephen Camacho and Chetram Singh, two outstanding cricket administrators.The facility which houses the Ground Staff and the Scoreboard, be named after a grounds-man or an umpire who would have contributed to the development of the game.Consideration could also be given to naming the entrances (the turnstiles) possibly after Clayton Lambert and Leonard Baichan, respectively. Both played a limited number of Test matches but gave yeoman service to Guyanese cricket.A National Cricket Hall of Fame can be introduced with inductions possibly every two years.Finally, the NDCs can derive mechanisms either through street names, busts, billboards, etc to recognise players from within their areas. I am sure a special fund for such recognition would not be too farfetched.These proposed efforts not only recognise the players, but would foster interest among the young within the community. We are all proud; maybe the time has come to demonstrate more profoundly, how much.Sincerely,Neaz Subhanlast_img read more

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18 Jr. Lone Star Players Suspended

first_imgThe Liberia Football Association has announced the suspension of 18 players of the U-20 Lone Star who lost to the Ivorian U-20.They were suspended for what the LFA described as disorderly conduct exhibited in both Monrovia and Abidjan.The players have also been suspended from all football activities including the National County Meet.An LFA press release signed by Communication Director Henry Flomo the on LFA’s Facebook the decision stemmed from the players’ poor behavior which he claimed has dented the country’s image.Flomo alleged that while in Abidjan, the players, “willfully plunged the country’s image in the mud when they refused to pay ‘people’ they owed.”Flomo also said upon arrival at the Robert International Airport (RIA) in Harbel, Margibi County, the players again, led by their captain, among other actions, seized the LFA’s properties including jerseys to demand their perdiem.The players would remain indefinitely suspended pending investigations by the Liberia Football Association.The president of BYC Football, Sekou Konneh expressed shock at the LFA’s decision, terming it unnecessary in the absence of a formal investigation.Konneh said the LFA has not sent any communication to teams whose players are affected and would expect letters of their suspension.“What will become of the teams, those are our players; we are paying them, the boots they played in we bought them,” Mr. Konneh said, “we need answers from the LFA.”However, several stakeholders have said that suspending players before a formal investigation is like putting the cart before the horse.They said the requisite LFA committee should investigate to find out the facts in a fair and reasonable manner before leveling up punishments.The president of LISCR FC, Mustapha Raji said the LFA should deal with the issue than hastily leveling up suspensions.“A situation like this requires delayed actions. Delayed actions to enable the collection of sufficient evidence before making a pronouncement,” Raji said, “what if 50% of those who are suspended now are innocent?”He wondered if the LFA would compensate them.The affected players are Abdullai Koulibaly (Club Beer), Albert Nimely (FC Fassell), Boakai Molu (Ganta Black Star), Fred Fofana (Watanga), Raymond Franciah (Club Beer), Bill Gayflor (FC Fassell), SporoSomah (BYC 1), Adama Massaquoi (FC Fassell), Benjamin Gbamie (BYC 1) and Van Dave Harmon (ELWA United).Others are Prince Saydee (BYC 1), Jeremiah Siekey (FC Fassell),Mervin Blapoh (Club Beer), Sam Jackson (BYC 2), Abu Kamara (Ganta Black Star), Blamo Nimely (BYC1), Solomon Yahweh(BYC 2), and Sunnyboy Dolo( Nimba United). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Late Penalty Saves Grand Bassa

first_imgThe hopes of defending champions Grand Bassa qualifying for the semi-finals of the National County Meet would have been dashed on Friday were it not for a late controversial penalty against Nimba County in the 86th minute at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.The Mountainous Boys of Nimba County took the lead in the 67th minute through a penalty after a hand-ball was committed by a Grand Bassa defender in the penalty area.But in defense of their trophy, Grand Bassa County through Togar Goffeh netted home a controversial penalty in the 86th minute to keep the champions’ hope alive.Mark Samme of Bassa was hit in the box by a Nimba defender who opened his arms to prevent his opponent from winning the ball. Samme, who kept running towards the goal, hit the defender, fell on the ground and started to roll, which led the referee to call a penalty against Nimba. The entertaining match was from kick-off controlled by Nimba up to the 16th minute, making over five attempts at goal. But Grand Bassa responded and took possession of the ball, with David Paye later creating space for himself by beating three of his opponents to shoot at the goal, which was quickly repelled by the Nimba defense.Linea Somah of Bassa also tried getting the curtain raiser with a left footed strike which was denied by goalkeeper Prince Mawolo.A chance from close range, for which Nimba supporters were on their feet anticipating the opening goal, was denied by goalkeeper Reuben Frank, who flipped the ball over the crossbar.The chance was taken by Emmanuel Kiawon.The last encounter between the two counties was in the finals of the 2015 edition when Grand Bassa defeated Nimba 2-1.In the day’s other fixture, Margibi County advanced to the semi-finals by defeating Lofa County 2-0 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.Margibi got the opening goal in the 6th minute through a penalty, which they maintained to the end of the half.The “Wologizi Boys” of Lofa bounced back in the second half by putting up several attacks, but Margibi kept their four backs in their defensive posture. Lofa County’s goalkeeper became a defender by coming out of his box as his teammates continued their attacks in search of the equalizer. But Margibi ended the pressure by getting a late goal to double their advantage.Margibi now top Group “B” with four points from matches, while Nimba and defending champions Grand Bassa share two points apiece. Lofa is in the bottom of the group with a point and will face Nimba County in their final group match. Margibi will take on Grand Bassa in their final fixture at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on January 5.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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RUNNERS AND WALKERS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS FOR ‘RUNEGAL’

first_imgIreland’s most spectacular run/walk – the Runegal 10k returns for its third year on Saturday July 14th in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal, starting at 2pm.RUNEGAL 10k or the Horn Head Challenge – has built a reputation for being one of the more difficult but rewarding routes in the country, with the tough hills competing with the astonishing scenery of Horn Head to take your breath away. It has a total ascent of 225 metres to the top of Horn Head giving you spectacular views as you start your descent for a fast final 5 kilometres.The run is officially measured and affiliated by Athletics Ireland and each participant will receive an official race time. The aim of the event is to challenge runners and walkers and give you a change from the usual flat 10k races across the country. As well as that, participants can make a weekend of it and get to visit one of the most picturesque locations in Ireland.Participants can run or walk the route and it’s all in aid of Donegal Hospice, while a welcoming family setting is expected at St. Michael’s GAA club of Dunfanaghy. RUNEGAL 10k starts and finishes at the GAA club with an after party planned for Patsy Dan’s at 7.30pm.Registration for the event is €20 and there are 3 ways you can register: – Online through www.runireland.com/events/runegal-10k– In Centra, Dunfanaghy up to 9.30pm on Friday 13th July – just ask any member of staff– On the day there will be registration from 9.30am until 1.30pm at St Michael’s GAA Club, Dunfanaghy.For more information, you can check out the Runegal Facebook page at www.facebook.com/runegal10km or can watch a video of the spectacular route at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYvLn3UfGgo. RUNNERS AND WALKERS UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS FOR ‘RUNEGAL’ was last modified: July 9th, 2012 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:Runegal 10Klast_img read more

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EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: A RANT ABOUT WEIGHT

first_imgBy Emmet Rushe: What did you think when you saw the picture above?Did you agree with it?Did you think it was appalling towards the thinner woman? Did you think, ‘Skinny Bitch’?Do you agree that the woman with the fuller figure is sexier?Do you really think that the thinner woman is ‘gross’?This picture came up on my news feed on Facebook on Saturday night. It was posted by a person in the fitness industry and the picture to date has over 600 thousand likes.Let that sink in for a moment, 600 thousand people seem to think that the thinner female is ‘gross’What does that say about the people who liked the image?If it popped up on your news feed would you have ‘liked’ it also?Personally, I find the image and the message it is sending out absolutely disgusting. The fact that a supposed fitness ‘professional’ posted this up on their timeline and agrees with it is even worse.What sort of message is he sending out to his followers?It’s ok to be ‘in shape’ or ‘curvy’ but if you are underweight or skinny you are ‘gross’ and can be ridiculed for it?What if the image was posted with the message the other way around? What if it was ridiculing the ‘curvy’ woman as being ‘gross’, do you think the image would have 600 thousand ‘likes’?I doubt it; in fact I would hazard a guess that there would be a lynch mob out for whoever would have posted it.But if you are skinny or underweight it is fine?Why?Is it because people who are underweight have never had the burden of being overweight?Is it because if you are naturally thin you are ‘lucky’ and should ‘shut up’ when you complain about not being happy with your shape?After all, what could you possibly have to complain about?You can eat anything you want and not put on weight you lucky bitch!Because not being able to put on weight is a good thing, right??Wrong!!It’s a pain in the ass.If you look at the image of the curvy woman and take out the way she is standing.If we take out the good lighting that is casting the right shadows and if she was standing straight on in natural lighting with her hair tied back, what would you see?Would you still see a ‘sexy’ woman or would see a woman who, on the BMI scale is clearly overweight; she is as overweight as the other female is underweight.Would you agree with that?Am I allowed to say that?Am I allowed to point out that someone is overweight?No?But it is alright to point out when someone is underweight?Yes?Neither is all right.If someone is overweight it wouldn’t be socially acceptable to point it out and yet some think it is all right to point it out when someone is underweight?It’s no different, no matter how you look at it.It should not be socially acceptable to point out anyone’s weight or body shape to them no matter what their size is.There shouldn’t be double standards when it comes to body image.Do not let anyone ridicule you or put you down about your body, they have no idea why you are the size or shape you are or what your journey has been to end up there.In fact, it’s none of their damn business.#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program to help you reach your weight loss/weight gain goals, please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: A RANT ABOUT WEIGHT was last modified: June 9th, 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:appearanceemmet rushefitness columnweightlast_img read more

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BREAKING NEWS: FIRE CREWS TACKLE HOUSE BLAZE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A woman has escaped injury in a Co Donegal house fire this evening.Crews raced to the scene of the blaze at Cloughally, Dungloe, earlier.The woman living in the property managed to escape without injury but the house has been badly smoke damaged. Fire and Rescue crews from Dungloe and Glenties attended the scene.“Thankfully the lady living there hasn’t been hurt,” said one local man.“The house appears to be badly smoke damaged however. It’s awful for her at this time of the year but the best news is that no-one has been hurt or killed.“The fire brigade were here very quickly.” Fire officers are now examining the scene in an attempt to find a cause of the fire.It comes a week after a woman escaped injury when a ‘snowman’ decoration caught fire at her home in Letterkenny. BREAKING NEWS: FIRE CREWS TACKLE HOUSE BLAZE was last modified: December 16th, 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:dungloeescapefireGlentieswomanlast_img read more

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Brown’s agent seeks ‘permanent solution’ to helmet issue

first_imgThe agent for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown said Monday morning on ESPN he is working with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock for a “permanent solution” to the helmet issue which has his client out of training camp.“I’ve talked to Mike multiple times (Sunday). We are on the same page, we are working together,” Drew Rosenhaus said Monday morning on ESPN’s Get Up. “We’re trying to iron this out so everything can go smoothly the rest of the season. We’re looking for a permanent …last_img read more

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6 Crazy Hacks for Old Geocache Containers

first_imgLoading… Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – August 10, 2011August 10, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”What the CLUCK? – GC3K9TV – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – September 3, 2012September 3, 2012In “Geocache of the Week””The Enchanted Forest” GC2P52E GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 16, 2012April 16, 2012In “Community”last_img

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WWE Draft 2019: Here’s All of Draft-eligible Superstars for Raw and SmackDown

first_imgWith the WWE Draft inching closer, fans are waiting with bated breath to find out which wrestler will be drafted to which brand. Set to commence on October 11, at the Friday Night SmackDown on FOX, WWE has decided to divide their talent into two separate preliminary WWE Draft Pools.More than 70 Superstars, including Tag Teams, have been placed into this year’s WWE Draft pool. The move basically ensures that the first ten picks Friday night on SmackDown will not be filled with all the top talent. Thus, wrestlers like Seth Rollins, Charlotte Flair and Brock Lesnar will not be allowed to be selected by either brand till the October 14 episode of Monday Night Raw.However, wrestling fans will know where wrestlers like Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and The Fiend have been drafted to, by Friday night.The move will see several superstars having to shift their alliances and loyalties according to the brands they are placed in as they head to either of the Red or Blue brands.Furthermore, Friday’s SmackDown will see former Shield brothers Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns battle it out for their respective brands to determine who amongst SmackDown or RAW will have the bragging rights of having the first pick of the draft.Notably, any undrafted Superstars will immediately be declared free agents and able to sign with the brand of their choosing.Here is the full list of draft-eligible wrestlers and which night they are available to be picked. 30 Superstars will be eligible to be drafted on Friday night’s SmackDown, while 41 Superstars will be eligible on Monday Night Raw.Friday Night SmackDown – October 11· Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch· Roman Reigns· The O.C. (United States Champion AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson)· “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt· Drew McIntyre· Randy Orton· Sasha Banks· Ricochet· Braun Strowman· Bobby Lashley· Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross· Lacey Evans· The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)· SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)· Natalya· The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)· Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik, Lince Dorado)· Cesaro· Kevin Owens· Humberto Carrillo· Akira Tozawa· Sin Cara· Eric Young· EC3· Chad Gable· Heath Slater· Drew Gulak· The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel)· TaminaMonday Night Raw, October 14· Universal Champion Seth Rollins· WWE Champion Brock Lesnar· SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair· Titus O’Neil· Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura (with Sami Zayn)· Aleister Black· The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods)· Daniel Bryan· Bayley· Luke Harper· Erick Rowan· The Miz· Ali· King Corbin· Elias· Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode· Samoa Joe· WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane)· Rusev· Cedric Alexander· Rey Mysterio· R-Truth· Carmella· AOP (Akam & Rezar)· Heavy Machinery (Tucker & Otis)· Apollo Crews· Andrade· Liv Morgan· Jinder Mahal· Buddy Murphy· Mojo Rawley· No Way Jose· Dana Brooke· Shelton Benjamin· Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder· The IIconics (Billie Kay & Peyton Royce)· Sarah Logan· Fire & Desire (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville)· Drake Maverick Becky LynchCharlotte FlairRAWRoman reigns First Published: October 11, 2019, 4:37 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

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