Tottenham asks about Gareth Bale, according to El Chiringuito

first_imgIt is unknown if this possible interest it would be for the current winter market or for the summer, but do not forget that it is not the first time that Bale interests the club of London. In addition, it should be noted that Mourinho, current Tottenham coach, also wanted to sign Welsh when he trained the Manchester UnitedThis meeting takes place within the scope of the relaxed relationship that exists between the two president and tSome other managers of the white club have also been present. As commented Juan Sanz in The beach bar, there has been a meeting in Madrid between Daniel Levy, president of Tottenham Y Florentino Pérez in which the name of Gareth Bale.Daniel Levy has taken advantage of the meeting to ask Florentino Pérez about Gareth Bale, being interested in the situation of the Welsh player that lately does not seem to count too much to Zidane (remember that in front of Seville was not summoned despite being in perfect physical condition).last_img read more

Jarin takes blame for NU’s failed Final Four bid

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJamike Jarin made his way to the back of Smart Araneta Coliseum with his first year as head coach of National University just coming to an end.The Bulldogs lost, 106-81, to University of the Philippines in their final game in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament and finished as the no. 6 team in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Unfortunately for Jarin, it was UP that got the lucky ticket with Paul Desiderio going unconscious for 30 points to lead the Fighting Maroons.“I’ll be lying if I’m not disappointed, not just me, but also the coaching staff, the entire team,” said Jarin. “But, I’m just proud of all these 16 players we have, it’s just sad that this is the final year of J-Jay [Alejandro] and Matt [Salem].”“How I’d wish we could’ve been together a little longer.”READ: Jarin wants less Alejandro-centric offense from BulldogsJarin, a multi-title coach in the UAAP juniors division and a one-time NCAA champion with San Beda, hasn’t missed the Final Four in his coaching career and this would be the first time in his professional life that he’ll be on the outside looking in.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Lady Bulldogs get another elims sweep in UAAP women’s hoops Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next As Jarin puffed away on his cigarette, he knew whose fault it was why NU isn’t in the semifinals.“I want to take full responsibility for not barging into the Final Four,” said Jarin Saturday. “People kept saying we were the dark horse, we were almost there, and if you look at it we were one game away from a playoff.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: UP dumps NU in last elims game, but Final 4 status still in limboNU and UP had identical 5-8 records going into Saturday, and the victor would then have the chance to battle for a potential playoff with Far Eastern University for the fourth spot. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Missing out on the Final Four, however, doesn’t bother Jarin that much.“Actually I never thought of that,” said Jarin. “I just did my job, be a coach for two-and-a-half hours. After that I’ll be a friend, a brother, a father to these young men. But of course every time you lose it hurts.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Aussie assistant coach blames Chot Reyes for Fiba World Cup violence

first_imgSBP hopes brawl won’t affect 2023 Fiba World Cup hosting The former Chicago Bulls star described the bench-clearing brawl which saw 13 players, including four Australians, ejected from the match as the worst thing he had seen on a basketball court.Longley, who has been praised for his efforts to protect Australian player Chris Goulding from a large group of Philippines players, said Reyes had called on his players during a time out to “hit somebody, put somebody on their arse.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownReyes has defended the comments, which were picked up by television microphones, as a routine instruction to his players to foul on fast breaks.Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Longley rejected Reyes’ comments and criticized the Philippines players for posing for a group selfie after the brawl had abated. Basketball Australia has sought to limit further comment on the brawl which is being investigated by world governing body FIBA. But Longley was eager to speak, condemning what he called the “gangster” behavior of some Philippines players.“I do believe their coach Chot Reyes incited them to come out and thug us,” Longley said. “There’s video evidence of that.“Then he substituted a thug out there who took three or four cheap swings at (Goulding). This is out of the party line but I’m most disturbed with their head coach. I think he was embarrassed by the way his team was playing. I think he was embarrassed by the shape they were in. I think he was embarrassed by how they fought.“He wouldn’t look me in the eye at the end of the game when I shook his hand. I think he was embarrassed and that’s where a lot of it came from. I’m upset with him more than anybody. To let his team take gangster selfies on the baseline after something like that, that shows a total lack of control and respect.”Longley said he felt he had no choice but to come off the bench to defend Goulding when he saw the Australian pinned under a pile of Philippines players.ADVERTISEMENT Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Those are the sorts of images you hope you never see, one guy lying on the ground covering up his head and being kicked and beaten by the other team, players and officials and guys from the crowd,” he said. “It was horrifying. I wasn’t supposed to come off the bench. It was really disturbing.“I went onto the court to protect our guys, with the idea of not hurting anyone, just putting my big body in the way.”Basketball Australia was expected to make Goulding available to speak to reporters Wednesday but withdrew him, saying he would speak “at a better time.”Australian veteran Daniel Kickert who was seen to elbow a Philippines player in response to a foul on Goulding before the brawl erupted, described the violence as “regrettable.”“I was put in a position where I made an action that was unfortunate,” he said. “I think I overstepped a little bit in my response to the escalation in the game.“I’m going to let FIBA do everything they need to do and come to the answers they see fit.” /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia assistant coach and former NBA star Luc Longley has accused Philippines coach Chot Reyes of inciting the violence that marred a World Cup qualifying match between the teams on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

France’s Mbappe sprints towards superstar status at World Cup

first_img0Shares0000France forward Kylian Mbappe kisses a goalpost during a World Cup training session © AFP / FRANCK FIFEMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 4 – As Didier Deschamps plots another World Cup title tilt with France, Kylian Mbappe, who was not even born when his coach lifted the trophy in 1998, has become an indispensable figure for Les Bleus.It was only two-and-a-half years ago that the teenager made his professional debut, but the rise of Mbappe — the second-most expensive player in history — has been meteoric. After winning successive French league crowns with Monaco and then Paris Saint-Germain, the 19-year-old announced himself on the global stage by knocking Lionel Messi’s Argentina out of the last 16 in Russia.With Cristiano Ronaldo, a childhood hero of Mbappe’s, crashing out of the competition on the same day with Portugal, it felt like a passing of the torch to a new generation.Mbappe’s breathtaking acceleration and steely composure were used to devastating effect as he became the first teenager since Pele 60 years ago to score at least twice in a World Cup match.“I gave Kylian a new nickname, it’s 37, because he reached a peak of 37km/h (kilometres per hour) against Argentina,” said France teammate Florian Thauvin.Kylian Mbappe scored twice as France beat Argentina 4-3 in the World Cup last 16 © AFP / FRANCK FIFETo put his searing speed into context, triple Olympic 100-metre champion Usain Bolt’s career peak was clocked at 44.72 km/h during his world record run at the 2009 world championships.And while Mbappe may be the game’s new superstar, the French teenage sensation is not forgetting his roots.According to L’Equipe, he has promised to donate his World Cup bonus to organise sporting initiatives for children in hospital.He will likely find a robust Uruguay defence far less charitable, but former France defender Lilian Thuram expects Mbappe to thrive on the challenge.“He is young, and young players really enjoy themselves when the standard of the opposition increases,” said Thuram.– ‘More talent’ than Pogba –France great Thierry Henry, who followed a similar trajectory to the top as Mbappe, cited the latter’s intelligence as the driving force behind his success.“When I watch him dribble, he’s thinking,” Henry said in an interview with Canal+.“There’s something that gets me going and saddens me at times. We often speak of a player and say: ‘He’s fast, he’s tough, he jumps high’, but we never speak about a player’s brain.“He thinks when he plays, and that for me is the most important thing in a player, he uses his brain,” explained Henry.“It’s the sign of a guy who can go very far.”Ludovic Batelli, coach of the France team that won the Under-19 European Championship in 2016, said Mbappe had a rare level of maturity for someone so young.“He has this clear-headedness, this sangfroid in front of goal which is the mark of great goalscorers,” said Batelli.“It’s often acquired more in the second part of one’s career. He has it at a very, very young age. It’s what is going to allow him to become a future great.”Mbappe scored 21 goals in his first season in Paris after joining the club in a monumental deal worth an eventual 180 million euros ($210 million).Paul Pogba, one of the cornerstones of the current France side, said Mbappe has only just scratched the surface of what he is capable of achieving.“He’s got a lot more talent than me,” Pogba said of Mbappe. “And he’s not going to stop there. He’s got so much talent.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea star eyeing ‘Arsenal, Man United or PSG’ move, claims agent

first_imgPeter Cech would like to join Arsenal, Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain this summer, according to his agent.The Blues goalkeeper is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, after losing his first team place to Thibaut Courtois.Jose Mourinho admitted on Monday he is powerless to stop the Czech Republic star joining a Premier League rival.And Viktor Kolar, Cech’s agent, insists the 32-year-old is keen on a move to rivals Arsenal or Manchester United.“Arsenal, Manchester United or PSG are all top clubs. And Petr would like to join one of them – definitely.“Petr expects that Abramovic not Mourinho will decide about his future, based on their mutual agreement from last year.” Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech 1last_img read more


first_imgThe High Court has ordered the arrest of a Donegal candidate in this month’s local elections over her failure to remove allegedly defamatory posts about a town council on YouTube.Judge ordered the arrest of Patricia McCafferty.Mr Justice Paul Gilligan ordered that independent candidate Patricia McCafferty be arrested and brought before the High Court for alleged contempt in the face of orders directing her to remove the video clips. The Irish Independent reports the orders were sought by lawyers for Bundoran Town Council which claims its members and officials have been defamed in the posts where allegations of corruption, fraud, and intimidation are made by Ms Cafferty, a former traffic warden who was dismissed in 2008 by the council.The court heard the YouTube clips are entitled “What Bundoran Town Clerk is really like” and “Bundoran Joint Policing SHAM cover up assaults and quash speeding fine”. It is claimed they are highly defamatory.Orders were granted by the High Court against Ms McCafferty of Rockingham, Main Street Bundoran on May 1 last compelling her to remove both the YouTube posts and large signs located in the town alleging the members and officials are corrupt.The signs have been removed since the court orders were obtained.However, she has failed to remove the YouTube material.Ms McCafferty was not present in court.The court was told that in addition to the posts and the signs, Ms McCafferty had followed and filmed ordinary council workers going about Bundoran doing various work.She also turned up at council meetings and had to be asked to stop video recording the proceedings.Last year, the council obtained injunctions against Ms McCafferty, preventing her publishing allegedly defamatory material after she turned up at council meetings wearing a high visibility jacket with “Bundoran Town Council are Corrupt” written on it along with pictures of eight of the nine town councillors.Yesterday, Mr Justice Gilligan said he was satisfied Ms McCafferty had breached the court orders.He directed that she be arrested and brought before the court next Tuesday.JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF DONEGAL ELECTION CANDIDATE OVER YOU TUBE CLIP was last modified: May 17th, 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:donegalDonegal County CouncilelectionPatricia McCaffertyYou Tubelast_img read more

Gardai smash young burglary gang

first_imgGardai have cracked down on a gang of young thieves who carried out a number of burglaries in the Milford area.A number of the young gang have been arrested and will be dealt with by the courts in the future sittings.It is understood the gang was responsible for a number of break-ins in the Milford district areas in recent months. Brief details of the incident were given by Donegal’s Garda Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn at the monthly meeting of the Joint Policing Committee.Chief Supt McGinn said “These young people have been involved in a number of burglaries and they will be coming before the courts or will be dealt with (through other avenues),” she said.Gardai smash young burglary gang was last modified: December 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:arrestsgangMilfordTerri McGinnlast_img read more

Survival of the Nicest

first_imgBaboons monitored for personality did best if they fell in the “Nice” category.Science Now put up a headline that would have surprised Darwin: “For Some Primates, Survival of the Nicest.”  Three evolutionists watched 45 baboons for 7 years and classified their behaviors based on their grunts, and their hormones from droppings.We identified three relatively stable personality dimensions, each characterized by a distinct suite of behaviors that were not redundant with dominance rank or the availability of kin. Females scoring high on the “Nice” dimension were friendly to all females and often grunted to lower-ranking females to signal benign intent. “Aloof” females were aggressive, less friendly, and grunted primarily to higher-ranking females. “Loner” females were often alone, relatively unfriendly, and also grunted most often to higher-ranking females. Aloof and Loner females were rarely approached by others. Personality dimensions were correlated in different ways with three measures previously shown to be associated with fitness: stress levels and two behavioral indices reflecting the closeness of dyadic bonds formed by individuals. Females who scored high on Nice had high composite sociality indices (CSI) and stable partner preferences, whereas females who scored high on Aloof had lower CSI scores but significantly more stable partner preferences. Loner females had significantly lower CSI scores, less stable partner preferences, and significantly higher glucocorticoid levels.  (Seyfarth, Silk, and Cheney, “Variation in personality and fitness in wild female baboons,”  PNAS, 73/pnas.1210780109 PNAS October 1, 2012.) This finding seems to contradict over a century and a half of Darwinian thinking.  “By being a nice baboon, you increase the likelihood of having strong social bonds, which in turn translates to a better chance of passing on your genes,” Live Science wrote in “It pays to be a nice baboon.”  Actually, the experiment found both Nice and Aloof females doing about the same in terms of reproductive fitness.  The only losers were the loners.  Whatever the findings say about evolution appears ambivalent: “It remains to be determined which of the Nice or Aloof personality dimensions is more adaptive, or whether variation is maintained by contrasting effects on fitness.”Survival of the nicest.  Good grief.  All those genocides for nothing.This is silly.  Did the researchers watch the baboons 24 x 7 for seven years?  Maybe the baboons did all their selfish Darwinian antics when the researchers were asleep and on vacation.  Why didn’t they watch the males?  Are they sexist?  We can’t let these so-called scientists get away with rewriting history by using bogus categories.  Even Science Now, supposedly a functionary of that bastion of Darwinism, the AAAS, said, “Females who scored high on the ‘nice’ meter were friendly to all females.”  How do you calibrate a nice meter?  How do you measure friendliness?  What is that, in Darwin terms?No, we can’t let evolutionists get away with this.  Too much is at stake.  Darwin’s reputation must be preserved intact.  The triumph of German militarism and Russian conquest must maintain its scientific justification on true Darwinism.  Eugenics must not be undermined by those ID people.  No more Mr. Nice Baboon.  Give me survival of the fittest, and give me death! (Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Long 2017 crop year not yet over

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It has been a very long planting season, which set the stage for a long 2017 for Zach Profit and his family on their Van Wert County farm.“I’m 29 and in my short career, 2017 was the most challenging spring I have ever been a part of, my dad said so too. It was a year of small windows. We got a lot of 3- and 4-inch rains early. Then we got 6 to 7 inches in 24 hours when the crops were very small. It was devastating. We finally finished planting the first week of June. This was the most replanting we ever had. We had places replanted two and three times. Our insurance agent said it was the most replanting he had ever seen. Once we got the crops in and established, they were all over the place in development and the field work all ran together,” Profit said. “We got started planting the last couple weeks of April and then finally parked the planters in the first week of June. Then we went right into wheat harvest, then fungicide application, and then late season nitrogen applications with Y-Drops right into installing drainage tile, right into harvest. It was quite a year. My brother and I have little kids at home and it was a long year for our wives. This was the year that our wives didn’t see much of us because we were busy from planting through harvest, and it’s not over yet.”The Van Wert area has had multiple challenging years in a row.“They each had their own set of challenges. We had good years in ‘13 and ‘14 then we had flood, drought, flood. In ‘15 there were places around here that had 30 inches of rain in June and early July. We couldn’t finish sidedressing because we were so wet for so long. As the year went on things were in bad shape and the corn yields were terrible,” Profit said. “In 2016 we got off to a decent start but then a good drought settled in mid summer and the corn never recovered. The corn was below average but the beans were pretty good because of some late rains.”Hopes were high for a good year of production in 2017 as planting season got started, but heavy rains quickly watered them down. The abundant moisture early in the season made systematic tile important on many Ohio farms this season.“Tile was pretty critical this year. You could have drawn a lot of tile maps by hand. You could still see the waves in the crops from the combine this fall — it was unbelievable. After two bad years in this area, a lot of guys wanted to make sure to do everything right this spring, but just getting the crops out was a titanic effort. And that was just the first time,” Profit said. “But the replanting paid off. The places where we replanted yielded better than where we didn’t. We wish we would have replanted more.”Like the planting season, a great stretch of weather allowed for an incredible harvest window in October, but the window abruptly shut when persistent late October and early November rains halted harvest progress.“We have had some good dry windows this fall but had to deal with some small rains and this last big storm that went through on Nov. 5 put the brakes on harvest. Right at the farm we got an inch and a half and further north they got 3 to 4 inches,” Profit said on Nov. 7. “We started with soybeans then switched to corn. We finished soybeans before Halloween now we have half of our corn done and it looks like we might be able to get back in the fields soon. We feel like we did get lucky where our farm is. We missed some rains early and got some rains in the summer. We were cool and dry for quite a bit of August, but before that we caught some rains that others did not. Soybeans will be average to below average in the upper 50s — around 58. Corn has been all over the place and we are around a 200-bushel average, which is pretty excellent and above average.”last_img read more

Solving DOE’s Energy Efficiency Puzzle a Piece at a Time

first_imgOne way to grease the path for the Obama administration’s Homestar home-retrofit legislative proposal will be to show that current stimulus programs are yielding their intended results, or are at least about to.Last week, the head of the Department of Energy’s stimulus program, Matt Rogers, told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that the agency had developed a system for aggressively addressing the confusion and procedural issues that had been slowing disbursement of funds and implementation of the expanded Weatherization Assistance Program, the New York Times noted on Friday in a blog post headlined “DOE Says Stimulus Program Past Its Growing Pains.”Coming on the heels of a report by the DOE Inspector General that expressed alarm over the unexpectedly slow rollout of the expanded, $5 billion program, Rogers’ comments to the Senate committee were met with a mix of acceptance and impatience.Trying to convince the skepticsWhen objections focused on labor-intensive DOE reporting requirements, for example, Rogers said the requirements were nonetheless important because they help the department quickly identify grant recipients in need of extra assistance, particularly recipients in the weatherization program, which, as the Times pointed out, has been identified as one of 12 “high risk” areas for poor management. “I guess we will have to feel our way along and see if the requirement can be managed by the states and get everything else done,” said New Mexico Democrat Jeff Bingham, who is chairman of the committee.When considering further stimulus programs, cautioned Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, “we need to be working in a far more coordinated manner.”But the reality, too, is that most lawmakers and bureaucrats seem to have acclimated to a certain amount of improvisation. While no one who needs a job wants to wait for an ambitious WAP expansion to live up to its billing, the program is finally chugging ahead, according to Rogers, who noted that, by the end of March, the agency will be on pace to finish 30,000 efficiency upgrades per month and 250,000 this year.For insight into how the WAP push has been playing out for some of the people who hope to be doing the work in the field, click here for a report, recently prepared by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, that focuses on worker training and energy efficiency auditing services as they prepare – and wait – for job assignments in the Chicago area.last_img read more