Official: Luis Suarez will be operated this Sunday of the meniscus and could be six weeks KO

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgLuis Suarez has decided to take the bull by the horns to solve once and for all his discomfort in the right knee. Charrúa striker will be intervened this Sunday for an injury to the external meniscus in order to put an end to the inflitrations before the matches and the ice packs to eradicate the inflammation after the matches. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 11, 2020 So that, more problems for Ernesto Valverde in the lead: down from Suarez we must add that of the Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, who still has a month of recovery at least, so he only has two strikers in the first team: Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann. That means more than ever that the coach will have to bet in the next matches for the attackers of the subsidiary: Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez. Although the club did not anticipate a recovery forecast, in principle the expected time for the player to return to the pitch is five to six weeks. That means that it would be fully available for the Champions League game against Naples, which will be played on February 25. Luis Suarez would thus lose a minimum of five LaLiga matches – Granada, Valencia, Levante, Betis and Getafe – in addition to the Copa del Rey matches yet to be determined. His return could occur in the face of the match against Eibar at the Camp Nou that will be played on February 22, as a prelude to the first leg of the Champions League against Naples. The operation will be carried out by the surgeon Ramón Cugat, under the supervision of the Blaugrana doctors. In fact Cugat already intervened Luis Suarez at the end of last season when he had an arthroscopy on his right knee, which dragged some controversy because it prevented him from playing the final of the Copa del Rey against Valencia, but he did open the doors to participate with his selection in the Copa América, since in three weeks he was already exercising with his teammates the light blue.last_img read more

Real Valladolid already recognizes specific offers for Salisu

Posted On May 14 2020 by

first_imgIn this quarantine period, in which soccer is stopped, one of the protagonists of the current blanquivioleta is being Mohammed Salisu, now immersed in Ramadan. Not surprisingly, he seems to be the player for whom many of the great teams in Europe sigh, his departure seems close, as pointed out last weekend by his representative and the Real Valladolid sports director acknowledged yesterday on Radio Marca Valladolid that they are sending those interested in the termination clause, as already told in AS, and who have already received concrete offers: “We want the player to continue here and we are fighting for it, but if for whatever reason he decides to go out to another beautiful project, the club It will refer to the clause, which is what we are doing with the teams that have asked, the offers are from Spain and abroad and there are clubs that are close to paying the clause, but they try to make payment methods more flexible, there are clubs very interested in the Premier League, in France two, in Italy three and in Spain really one, there are already very concrete things. “What he did deny is that Real Madrid have any preferential option over the blanquivioleta player, Gómez affirming that “there is no priority from Real Madrid for Mohammed Salisu, there are interested clubs that have already passed more than mere interest, they tell us about very specific situations to study and analyze. Offers have come in for Salisu and are more decisions of the board of directors, but there is no preferential option for any team. “ Gómez took advantage of his interview on the aforementioned station to review other current issues, such as the situation of Ben Arfa, for which other clubs have already taken an interest for next season: “The attitude is very good, now that he was picking up the pace he has been left with honey on his lips and wants to continue with us until the end of the season. He is enchanted in the residence passing quarantine “, the time of the renewal of Miguel: “We have had an approach with your company this week, we are negotiating and trying to find that definitive point, we are making a tremendous effort to provide a solution to the whole issue” and he did not rule out the interest in Sandro continue as blanquivioleta: “He has a valid contract with Everton and it will be necessary to give a return to the subject. If he is comfortable here and wants to continue or does not want to continue and then the characteristics of that operation if we can assume them.last_img read more

CAF’s Conspiracy on Bility’s Disqualification

Posted On Jan 14 2020 by

first_imgIn a space of two days last week, Liberian football was struck three distinct blows. First was the death of LFA secretary general; second, the disqualification of Football Association President Musa Bility as a candidate of the FIFA presidency, and; the national football team, Lone Star’s 1-0 defeat by The Elephants of Ivory Coast.While the three events have various implications, the one that seems to have a greater impact and requires ongoing conversation is the role of Bility in the FIFA contest. Truth is, Bility is a multicolor figure in Liberia, playing various roles within the national political scope: a leader within his ethnic tribal links; owner of a significant media enterprise; a big hand in sports administration, and; a businessman of varying interventions – petroleum, rice, infrastructure, transportation, etc. With such a nature, there is bound to be questions and unresolved issues. So for him to be subjected to lots of questions – including integrity issues – during the FIFA campaign is not without prior thought. Bility has since indicated that his legal advisers are studying the proceedings for future engagement with the International Court of Arbitration for Sports.What, however, has become a larger question is his disqualification that emphasizes his disclosure of CAF’s confidential information which caused him a previous suspension from the Confederation of African Football. As difficult as the entire Bility engagement with football may have appeared and any other thing that he has been engaged with, especially over the last 10 years, this is one area that Liberians need to stand by him. There has been little effort by FIFA to make football administration transparent to strengthen consumers’ confidence.To date the entire reorganization of FIFA is due to wheeling and dealing, hence efforts should be made to ensure that moving forward inspires greater inclusiveness to lighten up the organization to eliminate dealings. Unfortunately, the process is a bit slow for the comfort of transparency advocates. Worse, the process is being steered by one of the giants in the opaqueness of football – the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou. After serving forever as President of CAF, and brutally crushing perceived enemies who made attempts to question his plan to perpetuate his ruler, he has emerged as the acting President of FIFA. The most senior Vice President of FIFA was brought in to provide interim leadership – and in comes Hayatou.In his brush up with Bility a couple of years ago, Bility divulged “confidential information,” which was a plan to revise the statutes of CAF to permit Hayatou to stand for another term of office. With no word from FIFA at the top of a pyramid of shadowy football administration, CAF openly showed contempt for dissenting views, and contemptuously endured what political leaders across Africa take for child’s play. The impression made was perpetual holding on to power, which is an African phenomenon. And truth is, this holding on has never improved the conditions of our people, but rather strengthened their misery.Returning to FIFA elections, regardless of whether Bility would have drawn the requisite votes to assume the FIFA Presidency, the issue here is the African connection. Here is a sitting head of the African connection, who resisted any effort to endorse Bility as a candidate, because this kid had dared to challenge his continuous stay in office. Then in the face of this, Bility somewhat miraculously got the required support to emerge as a candidate. This is contempt, at least within the African show of forced arrangement! With the next step of background checks, which came under the watchful eyes of Hayatou, nothing could have been further from the disdain the rulers have for the consumers, than to find further room for eliminating this troublemaker.Then issue of ‘integrity,’ included Bility’s previous suspension by CAF. Therefore, FIFA – under the watch of one of offending dinosaurs – endorsed the suspension wherein the defaulter simply disagreed with scornful rules that led to perpetuation of one man in power. With no malice to the other African candidate, Comrade Tokyo Sexwale, a simple grain test in South African affairs will show the extent to which his business dealings would place him in a ring of question marks. We expect that of business people so South Africa’s serious investigative paper Mail and Guardian, in an editorial that said no to Sexwale’s candidacy, stating that “Certain of his business relationships also raise questions. Why, for example, did he opt to partner with Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler, accused by nongovernmental monitors of making most of his fortune ‘by looting the Democratic Republic of Congo at the expense of the people?’”While this deal has become subject to US investigations, his spokesperson said Sexwale had not been convicted or charged: “All these things remain allegations. From where I’m sitting, he is as clean as a whistle.”So, since difficult business links that place other candidates in uncomfortable positions could not limit their participation, the only area upon which the “dinosaur” could lean was a highly disputed suspension. And Bility effectively became the victim of his advocacy!But we look forward to Bility and his team running to the Court of Arbitration of Sports. Bility’s suspension was appealed but denied on procedural grounds, but the ban was later lifted! Does that say something? Football administration is a cesspool that utterly needs to be changed! Easily, this is among the reasons for which I respect US Justice Department investigators for the mass of filth they are unearthing from FIFA and related organizations. This must continue, and even in the individual poor countries where a few rich, business savvy guys are exploiting the masses of the millions that are generated from the ever popular football.So, we are looking forward to the Court of Arbitration to review this decision. What was so confidential in a CAF meeting – especially if we have to consider – repealing of statutes to lift or extend term limits? This is the scandal that has caused untold suffering in Africa. It is thus a disaster when we see this unfolding in the realm of football.And so, in the face of the most challenging reforms that are poised to rock football administration, we look forward to the Sports Court to make a crucial decision – one that will uphold this rot that has represented football or one that will endorse the reform agenda.Whether that works in the interest of Bility or not, what we rather look forward to is a ruling that will strengthen transparency, accountability and inclusiveness in football and make this global fraternity a symbol of peace. (A release from Team Bility for FIFA President).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Snake found in Linden school

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgStudents and teachers of the Christianburg Primary School in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) were plunged into a state of panic on Monday morning after a snake was found inside a storeroom of the school, which is shared with the St Aidan’s Primary School at Blueberry Hill, Wismar.This publication understands that the snake was discovered in a storeroom which houses school feeding supplies and other school related materials, and is located in close proximity to classrooms.The storeroom was reportedly expected to be cleared by the Regional Democratic Council (RDC). This has reiterated calls for a school to be rebuilt to accommodate students of the Christianburg Primary, who have shared a building with the St Aidan’s Primary for a number of years.The snake which was found in the schoolIn the past, members of the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) had made numerous calls for the school to be rebuilt owing to numerous “unacceptable” conditions. Former Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Holland, had noted some time ago that the Christianburg Primary School building was on the list of priorities for the RDC 2018 Budget, with the hope that it was given the nod. He had also indicated that the people of Christianburg were calling for the school to be rebuilt this year, and were ready to rebuild it as a community project if it’s not done by the RDC. Several engineers had visited the site of the former school, which was deemed inhabitable, to examine and start the drawing for the new building. However it is unclear what is the current status of the initiative. The school, which was one of the first to be built in Linden, had begun to sink and structurally deteriorate, rendering it dangerous for the growing numbers to continue to be housed there. Following its closure, students were housed at the St Aidan’s Primary. The move has reportedly had some negative effects on the students and teachers, as outlined by members of the PTA, who stressed that the distance is too far, contributing to high transportation and extra meal costs, coupled with overcrowding among other negative issues.last_img read more

Colon on the fast track

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgHe will throw an eight-minute bullpen session using exclusively fastballs. “I think it’s certainly a possibility that we’re going to see him pitching for us sometime in April if there are no setbacks,” Scioscia said. “If not, (he could pitch) shortly after we make the turn into May, based on where he is right now and how he feels. “It’s contingent on how he comes out of his throwing session, how his body responds. As you get on a mound, you start stressing your body and testing it. If he keeps passing it, he’s going to come quickly.” Colon threw on flat ground from 180 feet Sunday and the session impressive. “We’re pleasantly surprised, although I think knowing Bart and how hard he works we anticipated him on a mound sometime in the middle of March,” Scioscia said. “Was it going to be March 6 or 7 or March 15? You don’t really know when you’re that far out. We anticipated sometime in March and he’s at the early end of it, so he’s moved along very well.” Scioscia said recently there was an outside chance Colon would pitch in a Cactus League game this spring, but it is now looking like more of a reality. At the very least, Colon now looks aimed for a simulated game, intrasquad game or minor-league game before camp breaks. TEMPE, Ariz. – Bartolo Colon is progressing so fast that manager Mike Scioscia on Monday dared to say the right-hander might be pitching for the Angels by late April. Colon is expected to pitch from a mound today for the first time since throwing one inning July 26 at Tampa Bay. center_img Scioscia deemed Slower progression: Jered Weaver, meanwhile, isn’t expected to have his first bullpen session until later in the week. But that timetable does not mean Weaver’s return to the rotation will come after Colon’s, even though he lags behind his teammate in his recovery. Because Weaver’s biceps tendinitis is not as damaging as Colon’s rotator cuff injury, Weaver’s recovery window is expected to be shorter. Scioscia still insists there is a chance Weaver could make his first start April 6. “If you look realistically, if you can get on the mound here in the next week, it’s going to be close to see if he’s going to make that first start or not,” Scioscia said. “If he can, great. If he doesn’t, we’ll push him back.” Lackey back: John Lackey, who lost between seven and eight pounds over the past six days after a bout of bronchitis, threw a bullpen session. It was his first time on a mound since last week’s intrasquad game. Scioscia said he was impressed with the session and that his right-hander is still in line to start Thursday at Tucson against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Right, right, left: With the Angels facing Oakland left-hander Brad Halsey on Monday, Scioscia’s lineup had Vladimir Guerrero batting third, Shea Hillenbrand batting fourth and left-handed hitting Garret Anderson fifth. “Right now I think it would help us against lefties to get a right-handed bat behind Vlad,” Scioscia said. “But Garret’s going to have to hit lefties whether he’s hitting fourth or fifth. We’ll adjust when we have to. When Garret’s healthy, he can hit against anybody and that’s what we’re anticipating.” Not enough work: Ervin Santana breezed through three innings against the A’s, allowing no runs on three hits. The outing was so easy, Santana ended up throwing 10 more pitches in the bullpen just to make sure he had enough work. Santana threw 40pitches and has not allowed a run in five Cactus League innings over two starts. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want 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

Today is McHappy Day

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_img“McHappy Day is our annual fundraising that we do to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House and also typically we do local charities as well, but this year, because we’re building a new house in Vancouver, we’re specifically raising funds for that, because we’d really like to get that going,” she says. “It’s going to help so many families.”Ronald McDonald houses are homes away from home for out-of-town families to stay in while their children are treated at the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.Moose FM will be live on location at the Alaska Highway location throughout the day. Firefighters, city councillors and local energy companies will also be helping out, as well as local students.- Advertisement -Stop by both Fort St. John McDonald’s locations to help support a great cause.last_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgWell-known Letterkenny man Pascal Blake is expected to be named the next Mayor of the town.The highly-respected nurse and undertaker is tipped to take over the Mayor’s chain of office from current mayor Cllr Dessie Larkin.Cllr Blake is a relative newcomer to the political scene having been co-opted onto the council in June 2011 to replace outgoing councillor Jimmy Harte. Cllr Blake took over the Labour seat on the council as Cllr Harte took his seat in Seanad Eireann.Cllr Blake comes form the well-known Blake family who have many political and cultural ties with the Cathedral Town.Meanwhile outgoing Mayor Larkin will perform his last official function when he affords a civic reception to his brother-in-law Jason Black on Thursday next.Mayor Larkin, who is completing his second term as Mayor, told Donegal Daily that he had enjoyed his term in his office and thanked all his councillors for their support.  PASCAL BLAKE EXPECTED TO BE NAMED NEW MAYOR OF LETTERKENNY was last modified: June 22nd, 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)last_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgA Donegal man who logged into his ex-girlfriend’s Facebook page and posted an insulting status has gone on trial for falsely imprisoning and raping her.The man, who cannot be named, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the false imprisonment and rape of his ex-girlfriend at her home in the early hours of April 6, 2011.He has pleaded guilty to criminal damage by altering her Facebook settings on the same date. Sean Gillane SC, prosecuting, gave the jury a “health warning” in his opening address that just because the accused has pleaded guilty to one charge does not mean he is guilty of everything else.The complainant said she had been in a relationship with the man until January 2011. She told Mr Gillane that she started seeing another man but remained in contact with the accused as a friend.She said she had been in her sitting room with her new partner on April 5, when car headlights beamed off the window blinds. She missed a call from the accused and then heard thumping at the door.The woman said when she opened the door the accused walked past her into the sitting room. She agreed to speak to him privately and her new partner left the house.She said as she was speaking to the accused he left the sitting room and she heard the key turn in the front door. She said she realised the man had her phone and she was locked into the house with him.She said she initially refused his sexual advances, but began to feel weak after he threatened her.The woman said the man raped her in her bedroom.She said afterwards she thought the man had left her house, but found him in the sitting room. He grabbed her throat and threatened to harm her boyfriend, before leaving the house with her phone.The woman said she decided to leave and as she drove down the road, the accused followed in his vehicle.She said she drove to a friend’s house when the man stopped following her and later realised that he had posted a status purporting to be her on her Facebook page.The woman denied a suggestion by Isobel Kennedy SC, defending, that she and the accused had engaged in consensual sex.Ms Kennedy showed the complainant a letter she had written to the accused man in March 2011, which gardaí found in her bedroom. Ms Kennedy pointed out that the letter detailed how she loved the accused.The complainant disagreed this was indicative of her being in a loving relationship with the man. She said she couldn’t remember writing it, but accepted she must have felt that way at the time.She agreed with Mr Gillane in re-examination that she had never sent the letter found in her bedroom.The trial continues before Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan and a jury.DONEGAL MAN WHO HACKED EX-PARTNER’S FACEBOOK PAGE ON TRIAL FOR RAPE was last modified: May 28th, 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)last_img read more

Plans to identify and address derelict sites around Letterkenny underway

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgA map of derelict sites is to be presented to Letterkenny Municipal Authority with a view to seeing what can be done about the disused properties.The issue of the derelict sites in the Cathedral Town was raised by Cllr Ciaran Brogan at the latest meeting of the authority.Cllr Brogan said he feels the authority can be more pro-active is seeing what can be done about the sites. And he said he feels members of Donegal County Council can assist in helping to identify and renovate these sites.“I feel we need to be more proactive and that sometimes not enough is being done. I feel some from the council need to elave their offices now and again and see what’s happening on the ground,” he added.Cllr Ian McGarvey said that sometimes derelict sites were a liability for families and then would welcome an approach for them.Director of Community Development and Planning Services with Donegal County Council, Liam Ward said a lot of work had been done in the area but that a map was compiled which will be represented to members. He added that it was a bigger issue than just the Letterkenny area.Cllr Brogan added that a lot of properties were still in the hands of financial institutions and this gave the council an opportunity to approach them.“This could be a win-win for us,” he said. Plans to identify and address derelict sites around Letterkenny underway was last modified: October 10th, 2019 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:Cllr Ciaran Broganderelict sitesdonegalletterkennylast_img read more

DeGale to make title defence next month

Posted On Dec 21 2019 by

first_imgJames DeGale is set to return to action next month.Harlesden’s Olympic gold medallist will defend his WBC Silver super-middleweight title at Glow, Bluewater, on Saturday 16 November.His opponent is due to be named shortly and DeGale’s longer-term goal is to face the winner of the forthcoming world title clash between Carl Froch and George Groves.DeGale, 27, told West London Sport in June that he wants a rematch with arch-rival Groves to take place at QPR’s Loftus Road ground.And a victory in his next fight would keep him on course for a step up to the next level.He said: “I look at the Froch v Groves fight and I know that in the next six months it’s likely that I’ll fight the winner of that one, so it really is exciting times.DeGale joined Hennessy in 2012.“I’m ready and willing to fight anyone and it’s time to step up and face the best.”Since a close – and somewhat controversial – points defeat against Groves in May 2011, former British champion DeGale secured the European title before winning his current belt.It has put him in the frame for a future clash with world champion Froch or another showdown with Groves should his fellow West Londoner take the Nottingham man’s IBF and WBA titles.“When you look at the super-middleweight division, it really is a great time as there are no easy fights – no easy world champions,” said DeGale.“You’d have to say Andre Ward is number one and then you’d probably have to say it’s Carl Froch.“But when you look at the list of other fighters in the division – the likes of Mikkel Kessler, Thomas Oosthuizen, Lucian Buté, George Groves – I think it’s very difficult to say who number three is, who number four is.“It’s a really strong division with a lot of talented fighters and I’d say I’m inside the top 10 and very excited to mix it with the best and show everything I’ve got.”Next month’s fight will be DeGale’s third of 2013 and will mean a return to the same Kent venue where he easily beat Stjepan Bozic in June – three weeks after he had knocked out Sebastien Demers in Canada.“I’m delighted to bring James back to Glow, Bluewater,” said DeGale’s promoter Mick Hennessy .“James is a world-class fighter and this is a truly world-class venue, where we can give the fight fans what they want – a superb fight and show that James is ready for anyone in the division.”Tickets are priced from £40 and are available from Monday via the Hennessy Sports box office on 01925 755 222. See also:DeGale opts to give up European titleEmphatic victory for DeGale in CanadaDeGale vows to win world title this yearImpressive DeGale easily sees off BozicDeGale wants Groves clash at Loftus RoadDeGale to take on American 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more