first_imgTOTTENHAM have stepped up their pursuit of Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi.The Kosovo international has been in great form this season, scoring ten times in 14 games for his Turkish club.2 Tottenham have stepped up their pursuit of Fenerbahce striker Vedat MuriqiCredit: Getty – ContributorMuriqi has eight goals in 23 national appearances, including one against England in Kosovo’s 5-3 defeat in September.According to media outlet Milliyet, as reported by Sport Witness, Spurs have made several previous checks on the 25-year-old this season.Manchester United and Bournemouth have also shown interest in the 6ft 4ins forward.But Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has moved to the head of the queue after having spies watch Muriqi in Fenerbahce’s Super Lig clash with Genclerbirligi last Friday.The frontman impressed once more, scoring twice in a 5-2 win.Fenerbahce value Muriqi at around £18million.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneA July signing from Super Lig rivals Caykur Rizespor, he is under contract until 2023.However, the Istanbul club may be tempted to take a quick profit on their star man after a disappointing campaign so far.The 19-time champions currently lie fifth in the table, outside even the Europa League places and five points off leaders Sivasspor.2Kosovo fans wave St George flags during God Save the Queen in show of support for Englandlast_img read more

first_imgIt leaves the 28-year-old code hopper just three more games against world-class opposition on Sunday to show coach Ben Ryan he deserves a place in Fiji’s 12-man Olympic squad.Fiji did not need Hayne’s barnstorming brilliance to wrap up a back-to-back World Rugby Sevens series triumph.Big wins over Wales (42-5) and Australia (26-0), following an upset 31-10 loss to England, secured Fiji a quarter-final berth and put them out of reach of second-placed South Africa in the overall standings.Hayne was only used sparingly, with Ryan admitting the ex-San Francisco 49er has a long way to go before reaching optimum fitness.He managed four-and-a-half minutes in the loss against England, touching the ball just once.He had less time but more involvement against Wales, before a brief cameo in the last minute against Australia where he gave away a penalty.”It’s not about game time its about going out there and doing a job for the team,” Hayne said.”That was a good learning curve and when you’re rucking and trying to ruck the ball obviously you exert a lot of energy.”Its so much faster, it’s a lot quicker, (I’m) still getting used to it. I’m just being a sponge and learning as much as I can.”Coach ‘nowhere near judgement’ on HayneRyan conceded Hayne was facing a monumental task to realise his Rio Olympics dream.He only arrived in London on Monday after walking out of a lucrative contract with the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL and his depleted fitness levels meant Ryan had to nurse Hayne through day one of the London Sevens.”His fitness is way down on our boys and that’s why we’re moderating what he’s doing, he was pretty sore come Friday after consecutive training in what’s been a light week for us,” Ryan said.He said he was “nowhere near a judgement” on Hayne’s Olympic credentials.”I’d be an idiot of a coach if having played five minutes in the World Series I can start to make assumptions on where he can go.”He’s a good footballer but we’ve got world class players, we’re the reigning world champions,” Ryan said.”It’s huge competition and sevens is our game in Fiji so to get into our side you’ve got to be absolutely blitzing it and from him that’s going to mean going from a yoyo test which they all do in NRL from a 16, where he is now, to a 22.”When we go into the Olympic camp there’s no hiding place, we don’t pick by face we pick by form and he’ll have six or seven weeks to prove himself.”If he gets into our side because of form in seven weeks time then he’s done remarkably well and if he doesn’t it just shows the quality we’ve got,” Ryan said.AAPlast_img read more

first_imgAnother intrahistory saves the second. Madrid came to the crash making the rubber, hoping to grab a Barcelona in Valverde that ruled the domestic championship with an iron hand. And Zidane tried to repeat what crowned him in the Spanish Super Cup: marking the man from Kovacic to Messi. The Zidane paid for it and dismounted in the second 45 minutes. Goal of Suarez in 54 ‘, Messi himself in 64′ and Aleix Vidal in the discount to practically sentence the League before Christmas and leave the coach assuming his approach error. The bad garter belt would be forgotten in the Kiev Olympic Stadium with the thirteenth (3-1). With Bale again substitute, although this time he put on the hero layer of the finals with his double to Liverpool.Reuters’); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Messi surpassed the marking of the Kovacic man and condemned Zidane’s tactical decision.Reuters If the Zidane player debuted with victory in his first Classic League in the Bernabéu (2-0) in November 2001, thanks to the goals of Morientes and Figo, The Zidane coach still does not know what it is to celebrate that situation. It is true that the sample is not wide. There are two occasions when Barça has visited Madrid with the Frenchman on the benches, but in both he has stolen the three points. The first complicated the only League won by Zidane on day 33 of 2016-17 (2-3), the second was a hard blow (0-3) in the first round from 17-18 of a league championship without history that tyrannized the Blaugrana team (scored 14 points at Atleti and 17 at Madrid). While the last of the four consecutive failures occurred almost a year ago. The Solari Madrid was disarmed before the solidity of Piqué and Lenglet and the effectiveness of Rakitic, which marked the only goal of the match (0-1). Vinicius and Reguilón, the triumphs of the Argentine, were not very remarkable of a white set that stood twelve of Barça and signed his league surrender. The Classic was the second summit of the trident that Solari could not overcome in his black week: elimination takes place on February 27, defeat in the League on March 2 and elimination in the Champions League on day 5. On the 11th, Zidane would return to take command of a white ship whose course is still trying to straighten. A victory on Sunday would end the ghosts surrounding Messi’s and company visits and allow Marseilles, and Madrid, take off the Barca spine at once. At the furthest in time came the whites launched and willing to sentence the League and left with the Catalans to three points and with a victim: Gareth Bale. The winger reached the game and his performance in the clash showed that his recovery was not total. Outcome? Replaced by Asensio in the 39th minute, wasting a change that could have revitalized his team later and undermining the confidence professed by Zidane and the stands of Santiago Bernabéu. Neither Bale sinceró, nor Zidane perceived it, but the biggest victim was the player. Madrid won the League and Champions double, but Cardiff’s was not the game in the final won to Juventus (1-4) at Millennium Stadium from his hometown. This Classic was the first chapter of a book of disagreements that this season does not stop accumulating weight. Sergio Perez & nbsp; (REUTERS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Moment in which Gareth Bale leaves the pitch, injured.Sergio Perez (REUTERS)center_img Although not all episodes at the Bernabéu with these actors bitter Zizou. The Supercopa of Spain of 2017 was the confirmation of the superiority of a Real Madrid that lifted its seventh title with the Frenchman in front. Without Cristiano, but with Asensio. The Mallorcan knocked down the door of ownership in the absence of the Portuguese on the basis of left-handers, like the one that opened the scoring four minutes after the confrontation. If the Super Cup was sentenced from the first leg (1-3), the return served to confirm how Barcelona remained knocked out by Neymar’s departure. White party choral that surely dream to repeat to end the league curse.DANI SANCHEZ & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Madrid celebrated the achievement of its tenth Spanish Super Cup.DANI SANCHEZ (DAILY AS) No home wins since 2014-15And is that the ‘scenic fear’ of Santiago Bernabéu does not seem to affect the Football Club Barcelona lately. If the Blaugrana visits in the League are cursed for Zidane, they are no less so for Madrid as a whole. You have to look back to remember the last local victory in a Classic garter belt. Until October 25, 2014, more concretely. The team led by then by Carlo Ancelotti defeated Luis Enrique 3-1 and it was placed to a point of the azulgrana set. Cristiano, Pepe and Benzema would overcome both Neymar and achieved a victory that would not prevent Barça from raising the title with two points of advantage.TO the two games with Zidane in front must be added the 0-4 that suffered a Rafa Benitez that began convincing, but installed the runrún in the stands after the blushing defeat suffered at the hands of Luis Enrique and his. Luis Suarez twice, Neymar and Iniesta were, together with the Cheryshev case in the Cup, and the irregular garter march the main executioners of the Madrid coach.last_img read more

first_imgIn Madrid, therefore, one is awaiting events. It has already become aware that we are in the worst case scenario. Not even a return to work is considered. The season is considered lost and it is estimated that, in a week, the Government will have taken action on the matter. The financial buffer of the entity, which has 156 million in treasury (in cash, ready to face any contingency) and a net profit accumulated in the last decade of 350 million euros, puts it safe in this first sunami … but there is concern because it is The horizon over when football can be played is becoming increasingly black.However, in the short term there is calm. The ECA recommends an Efficiency Ratio (percentage of the entity’s total salaries with respect to operating income) of 70%. According to the latest accounts approved in Madrid (those of 2018-19) that ratio is 52%, a spectacular figure. The total wage bill is 394 million and the operating income is 757 million. Of those 394 million total salary mass, 283 correspond to the salaries of the coaching staff and players of the first template. The days go by and the The news that is coming about the impact that the coronavirus crisis will have on football finances are increasingly worrying. At Real Madrid, however, they don’t change the script. They are certain that the entity’s accounts are robust enough to withstand the first wave of the coronavirus, which is having devastating effects on some clubs andNo form of ERTE or negotiation of lower wages. But, after the last meeting of LaLiga with the clubs, the possibility is already assumed that football is in the worst case scenario, that it will not be played again in a few months (and that this championship will be unfinished) and that there will be to take advantage of the decisions that are made, in a group way (it is even aimed at the Government), to avoid a bankruptcy of the system to make up for the lack of those more than 500 million euros that remain to be collected from television contracts.In Madrid, therefore, Neither a negotiation with the captains for a drop in salary nor the possibility of doing an ERTE is being considered today. But it will join any consensual and group decision that is adopted from LaLiga in its negotiation with AFE or, even, it is not ruled out that the Government takes action on the matter and arbitrates by means of a Decree Law to set out how things should be done to ensure the survival of an industry, that of professional sports, from which many families live in the country.last_img read more

first_imgSPURS (4-2-3-1)LLORIS,WALKER, ALDERWIRELD, VERTONGHEN, ROSEDIER, DEMBELE,LAMELA, ALLI ERIKSEN,KANERONDON, BERAHINO,McCLEAN, YACOB, FLETCHER, SESSEGNON,CHESTER, EVANS, McAULEY, DAWSON,FOSTERWBA (4-4-2)Tottenham Hotspur’s previously slim hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League for the first time received a boost last weekend and, should Leicester falter at home to Swansea on Sunday, Spurs can reduce the deficit at the top of the table to just two points with three games remaining.The fact is Leicester still have their fate in their own hands with eight points needed, as it stands, from 12 available to secure a famous success. However, they were held to a 2-2 draw against West Ham last Sunday before Spurs put in an impressive performance at Stoke City a day later, winning 4-0.Harry Kane and Deli Alli both scored twice in that game, with the former taking his league tally to 47 since the start of last season. Eight of Alli’s 10 goals have come on the road.And Spurs return to White Hart Lane having lost just four league games. Their previous fewest losses in top-flight league football is eight, in 2010-11 and 2012-13, meaning that will at least equal a club record and are more than likely to beat it.Two more records could be set: Spurs have scored 64 goals; three short of their best haul in the Premier League, with 67 in the 2009-10 campaign. And they have conceded only 25; their previous fewest in the Premier League is 28 (1995-96 and 2005-06), while the least in any top-flight campaign is 22, in the old First Division in 1970-71.Since losing at home to Leicester in January, Spurs have taken 16 points from a possible 18 and have a clean bill of health. Albion, in Premier League action at Arsenal on Thursday, miss Chris Brunt and James Morrison.last_img read more

first_img…as blame game continuesAs the blame game continues as to who is responsible for rescuing the 12-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted and taken to a “ganja” farm along the Berbice River, Police have been dispatched to the area.CC&PA Director Ann GreeneSocial Protection Minister Amna AllyThe story of the missing teen came to light after several sections of the media reported her mother’s plight in finding her. For months, the mother had been engaging the Child Care and Protection Agency (CC&PA) and the Police in a bid to find her daughter, but to no avail.On Wednesday after media reports surfaced, the mother said that she was informed that efforts are being made to rescue the teen. She, however, added that no offers were made to take along a close family member for the search.According to the woman, she went to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) during the day and at 16:00h she was told to return later in the evening for an update, but when she returned, the Police Station was closed and a padlock was on the door.Meanwhile, the CC&PA said that while it received reports of the missing girl, the mother was sent to make a Police report since it was the Police’s job to find the child.CC&PA Director Ann Greene, when contacted for an update on the matter, told Guyana Times that investigations were underway to determine what occurred. “I now have my officer investigating, so whether or not it’s really us, Probation or what, I got to find out; I’m doing investigations,” Greene highlighted.The mother of the missing teen told this publication on Tuesday that the Police in Berbice and the New Amsterdam office of the CC&PA were well aware of the issue, but had done nothing to actively pursue the matter. She claimed that she first went to the CC&PA and was told that the incident was a Police matter. When the media got wind of the incident on Monday, the Social Protection Ministry requested that it be given one day to pursue efforts to find the missing girl. However, after the story was reported in the press, the Agency embarked on damage control, with a senior official observing that other units involved in protecting children needed to be investigated. These entities are the Probation Office and the Trafficking in Persons Unit in addition to Police.Reports are that the woman’s daughter is being held by two adult brothers at a location in Berbice. The young lady was held along with a 13-year-old who reportedly escaped.They were said to have been held at a camp, where they were subjected to starvation, sexual assault and other forms of abuse.Meanwhile, the 13-year-old girl, who was rescued spoke with Guyana Times in the presence of two adults. She revealed that the ordeal was facilitated by a woman who allegedly moved her from the New Amsterdam Market under the pretext that they were going to collect money that the woman had for the girl’s father.This publication understands that the woman is the mother of the two males who held the girls in captivity.last_img read more

first_imgGovernment has been secretly expending millions of dollars for several of its ministers to benefit from full-scholarship programmes.Junior Education Minister Nicolette Henry and Junior Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson are among those who received millions of dollars to pursue their studies in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively.Junior Education Minister Nicolette HenryHenry is doing her PHD in Public Health to the tune of $3.36 million, while Ferguson is benefiting from a $3.38 million scholarship in Public Policy Management.Additionally, Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine’s daughter, Alicia, is benefiting from a $2.58 million scholarship at a university in the UK. She is studying psychology.Other notable beneficiaries are former Chief Education Officer Olato Sam who is studying Education Policy in Jamaica, costing some $946,000 and a Guyana Chronicle Board Director Tabitha Sarabo-Halley who is currently pursuing Public Policy Management studies in the UK to the tune of $3.4 million.CSEC top student Elisa Hamilton is also a beneficiary of the government scholarships programme, but unlike the others, hers’ was publicly announced.Questions are being raised regarding the process used to select the beneficiaries of the programme and why Government did not, in the interest transparency, disclose that it is funding the studies of some of its ministers.Minister of State Joseph Harmon had disclosed to the National Assembly that Government has provided full scholarships to nine persons at the PHD Level, 75 at the Masters Level, 186 at the Bachelors Level, and 704 at various local institutions.On Wednesday evening, in response to a requested made by Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, Harmon submitted a list of names of all the persons benefitting from the government scholarships.last_img read more

first_imgMassimo Allegri insists Arturo Vidal will make his Juventus return this week as he again played down speculation linking the midfielder with a move to Manchester United.United have been chasing the Chilean all summer and his absence from the Juve side that won a 5-0 friendly with a select Singapore side on Saturday inevitably led to claims a £40million-plus deal could be imminent.The Serie A side’s recently appointed manager Allegri, however, says the 27-year-old is simply being eased back in after his World Cup exploits and is unconcerned by the constant talk over the player’s future.“He is a lion in a cage. He would like to play, but he needs to train more,” Allegri told Gazzetta dello Sport.“We will put him in the field against Villar Perosa [on Wednesday] or in the TIM Trophy [later this week].“Arturo has great spirit. It is normal that there are rumours about him – great teams seek out the big players. But Vidal is already at a great team.” 1 Arturo Vidal last_img read more

first_imgThe forward has not played for the Egyptian club as Sofapaka refused to hand him a release letter until the club paid a transfer fee for him, an issue that has literally dragged him off the playing contingent.Meanwhile, Matasi has been recalled for the two qualifiers after being rested for last month’s friendly against Mozambique. Yanga’s Faruk Shikalo has been dropped from the squad after his not so convincing performance as the starter in the Mozambique friendly.The squad named mostly has players who were part of the team that played in the Uganda and Mozambique friendlies, but there are a few new inclusions.AFC Leopards forward John Mark Makwatta receives his player of the month awarrd at the club’s training groundAFC Leopards striker John Mark Makwatta has been rewarded for his explosive start to the season and earns a return to the team for the first time in three years while there is a debut call up for Kariobangi Sharks defender Daniel Sakari.Midfielders Johannah Omollo and Ayub Timbe who were not part of the squad for the Mozambique friendly have also been recalled while former Tusker FC striker Boniface Muchiri who moved to the United States to join Golden State Arrows has also earned a place.Eric Johannah who was also overlooked for last month’s friendly match is also part of the preliminary squad.Full SquadGoalkeepers; Patrick Matasi (St. George SC, Ethiopia), Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars, Kenya), Ian Otieno (Red Arrows, Zambia)Defenders; Johnstone Omurwa (Wazito, Kenya), Harun Shakava (Nkana, Zambia), Joash Onyango (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Daniel Sakari (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya), Hillary Wandera (Tusker, Kenya), Erick Ouma (Vasalunds IF, Sweden), Joseph Okumu (IF Elfsborg, Sweden), Samuel Olwande (Kariobangi Sharks, Kenya)Midfielders; Teddy Akumu (Zesco United, Zambia), Johanna Omollo (Cercle Brugge, Belgium), Kenneth Muguna (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Ayub Timbe (Beijing Renhe, China), Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspurs, England), Boniface Muchiri (Golden State Arrows, USA), Lawrence Juma (Gor Mahia, Kenya), Cliff Nyakeya (FC Masr, Egypt), Erick Johanna Omondi (IF Brommapojkarma, Sweden), Whyvone Isuza (AFC Leopards, Kenya)Forwards; Michael Olunga (Kashiwa Reysol, Japan), Jesse Were (Zesco United, Zambia), John Avire (Sofapaka, Kenya), John Mark Makwatta (AFC Leopards, Kenya).0Shares0000(Visited 32 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars striker John Avire during his debut against Madagascar in a friendly match at the Stade Robert Bobin in Paris on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 2 – Striker John Avire and goalkeeper Patrick Matasi have been recalled as Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi named his preliminary squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt and Togo this month.Avire has been missing since the team returned from the 2019 Cup of Nations as he tried to force a move to Egyptian side Tanta, but Kimanzi has handed him a life line though he is still listed as a Sofapaka player.last_img read more

first_imgKilcar GAA News:Our seniors had a good victory in O’Donnell Park on Saturday despite missing a number of players they won out 3-13 to 1-10 against St Eunans, Stephen McBrearty, Patrick Gallagher and Kevin Campbell got the goals while our reserves lost 2-13 to 1-07 next up for both sides is a trip to Malin on Sunday. The All Ireland Gaeltacht final has been confirmed for Saturday 24th October more details closer to the event.Ten Week Development DrawOur annual Ten Week Development Draw starts on Sunday October 25th with €25,000 in prizes over the ten weeks, tickets will be on sale locally or you can buy online via the club website.Scor Na Nog Scor Na Nog is due to take place in the coming weeks. It would be lovely to see as many young people as possible taking part this year to represent their club. If anyone would like to give a helping hand to organise the event your help would be greatly appreciated. The following acts are needed: Solo Singer, Ballad Group, Instrumental Group, Storyteller, Set and Ballad Dancers and Quiz Team. Call or text Honora: 087-7925603Club AppWe are up to 190 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €5,000 this week’s numbers were:  1, 3, 11 and 26 winners were: €50 Pauric Carr (Coguish) €30 Mary Dorrian (Kilbeg) and €20 Cathal Carr (Meenacannon).  Lotto Plus numbers 11, 15, 24 and 26 there was no winner. BingoThere was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €5,550 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €190 Marie Cunningham (Carrick), €80 Kathleen Carr, Joan McGuinness, €70 Michael McGinley, Mary Gallagher, Mary Tuberty, Noreen O’Leary, Eithna Byrne, Maeve Byrne, Catherine Johnston and Michelle Lowther.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: POSTPONED ALL-IRELAND GAELTACHT FINAL RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 24TH was last modified: October 6th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more