Atletico Madrid want to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic

first_img CEST 26/06/2017 Zlatan Ibrahimovic is without a team since leaving Manchester United. The club did not renew the player’s deak due to the serious injury he suffered in April, but his agent Mino Raiola is managing various proposals, including one from Atletico Madrid.  IN SPORT.ES Jordi Blanco Ibrahimovic, one of the players who chose to holiday in Ibiza this summer and spotted in Verratti’s company, has no commitment and although he hs been linked with the LA Galazy, they do not want to risk signing him without being assured of his total recovery from injury. Raiola, meanwhile, still thinks it’s possible he could return to Manchester United. center_img Punished by FIFA and not allowed to sign players until 2018, the club are still working on various options, including Vitolo and Diego Costa. Diego Simeone remembers the impact Christian Vieri had at Atletico and is interested in bringing the Swede in for a similar effect.  Ibrahimovic, en la agenda del Atlético They have offered him the option of using their services to recover and may offer him a new deal in January f it goes well. However he may also choose to join Atletico then. Upd. at 12:17 last_img read more

The Modi Phenomenon

first_imgJust a few months ago, most of the political pundits were predicting that a “revitalised” Congress Party under an aggressive Rahul Gandhi would give the BJP under Narendra Modi a run for its money. At the very best, they projected, after its phenomenal win in 2014, all the BJP would be able to do was win possibly 200 of the 543 seats in the Lower House, and depend on its allies in the NDA coalition for the remaining 72 seats to form a new government.When the results came in, the BJP on its own had garnered a stunning majority of 303 seats, and 350 with its allies. The answer to the question as to how the BJP was able to pull off this stunning feat has much relevance for our own elections, which are going to be held sooner rather than later, after the CCJ’s decision on the NCM. While there are numerous factors in the answer, it all boiled down to one: the candidate Narendra Modi.This was already clear in the 2014 victory, and all that transpired since have only accentuated the Modi factor. For all intents and purposes, the 2019 Indian election was a Presidential election. The BJP’s victory is therefore a victory for Modi, and explains that party’s overcoming the “anti-incumbent” constant in Indian politics; the comparative stuttering growth rate that did nothing for the unemployment rate, especially for youths and the anti-BJP caste; regional alliances; and, most of all, the bias of the Western-oriented elite, which have defined them as “backward”.In a country defined by its corrupt institutions and politicians, the Opposition across India could not dent Modi’s incorruptible image. And that for the simple reason that it was not just an image, but reality. Rahul Gandhi turned around Modi’s label of himself as a simple “watchman” of India – a play on his humble beginnings as a “tea vendor” – and accused him of being involved in a fighter aircraft deal as a “Watchman thief”. But even Gandhi’s own party members and allies refused to go down that road; they knew it would be rejected by ordinary voters, and rebound against them.Modi has fused two traditions of India: that of the ruler and that of the ascetic, both of whom are supposed to place the interests of the people ahead of themselves. The self-sacrificing ascetic we all know about, but the ideal of the self-sacrificing king is exemplified in the widely misunderstood story of King Ram sending his beloved wife Sita into exile. It was to uphold values in his people that he sacrificed the companionship of his beloved.In an action that might not be understood outside of an Indian milieu, Modi left an arranged marriage as a youth, and has never remarried. He joined the “National Volunteer Organisation” (RSS) as a child of eight, and became one of some 4000 fulltime “volunteers” of the RSS who were devoted to serving India in various capacities. He was seconded to politics only in 1985, by which time his commitment to working for India to reach “the pinnacle of its glory” had become second nature.Narendra Modi does not have any personal property and wealth to speak of, and no children to pass on any to. In India, even though they might raise strong emotions, very few Indians from across the multitudinous divides would question the moral probity of RSS volunteers.Contrary to the scuttlebutt that the RSS and BJP are “anti-lower caste”, the lower caste Modi propelled the BJP to victory in Uttar Pradesh (from where most Indians in Guyana originated) over an alliance of two parties of the lowest castes. In destroying the traditional caste politics, Modi has explicitly advocated that there are now only two castes in India — the poor, and those who will enable them to overcome their poverty. In this masterstroke, he transcended the antagonistic Marxist and capitalist divisions of the “haves” versus the “have nots”, and enlisted the former to help the latter in a uniquely Indian position; not as a favour, but as their duty.After the elections, Modi expanded the BJP’s motto from “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas” (all together; development for all) with “Sabka Vishwas” (everyone’s – all minorities – trust). This is our mantra. “I will leave no stone unturned, and I will work for all citizens of India”.We wish Guyanese politicians would follow suit.last_img read more

Granger shortchanges Indian Guyanese

first_imgDear Editor,I read the media reports of the speech delivered by President David Granger at the celebration of Indian Arrival Day at Highbury last weekend.The speech included in some detail, the involvement of Indo-Guyanese immigrants in all aspects of manual, physical and structural activities at the patently noticeable exclusion of their significant involvement and contribution to the equally, if not more important, mental/intellectual/scientific/managerial and investment aspects of Guyana’s development after the abolition of slavery and introduction of immigration from India.The omission is so stark, especially having regard to the President’s personal/professional background as a historian, that I am forced to wonder if the faux pas is attributable to his ‘speech-writer’ and perhaps his Excellency did not ‘proofread’ the speech before he delivered it. I would like to think so and take this opportunity to respectfully suggest to His Excellency that he might wish to confirm this in a manner he considers appropriate.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

FKF release clubs eligible to vote

first_img0Shares0000FKF President, Sam Nyamweya during the launch of his election manifesto in 2011.NAIROBI, October, 7 – Football Kenya Federation has released a preliminary list of 1,712 clubs from 13 branches eligible to vote at the elections that get underway October 29 at the sub-branches.In the list published on Wednesday, a substantial number of clubs have no match reports especially in the 2014 season to raise eye brows on the credibility in which the process was done. South Coast leads with 230 clubs whilst North Eastern North branch has the least (20) with all the clubs missing match reports.The federation declared any disputes arising from the composition of the list will be addressed following a written petition by the aggrieved party within three days of the publication of the list.“The National Secretariat of Football Kenya Federation has concluded the sorting, processing and compiling of raw clubs’ data as submitted by the branches and National Executive Committee members ahead of the forthcoming elections and subsequently published the preliminary list.“A further list from the remaining seven branches will be released on Wednesday, October 7,” a statement from the federation announced.Presidential candidates have condemned the vetting of clubs eligible to vote after FKF announced it will conduct the exercise before the Electoral Board was composed last weekend in Nairobi.Latest entrant, Kenyan Premier League and Gor Mahia chairman, Ambrose Rachier on Tuesday called on the Electoral Board chaired by Lawyer, Donald Kipkorir to nullify the vetting, claiming briefcase clubs were incorporated to favour incumbent, Sam Nyamweya.Similar sentiments were raised by FKF-Premier League chairman and aspirant, Nick Mwendwa as well as vice chairman, Sammy Sholei who all will be eying for the top seat that has attracted five candidates so far.Only clubs that have consecutively participated in FKF leagues in the last three years are eligible to vote with 94 delegates entitled to attend and cast their votes at the National election set for November 13.One delegate each will represent the 47 Branches, 16 KPL clubs whilst top eight FKL clubs, National Super League and Division 1 will also have a delegate to vote.The women Premier League and Division 1clubs will be represented by one each while Kenya Football Referees Association, Coaches and Players Associations will produce one delegate each.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

State’s bridges get OK after emergency inspection

first_imgNone of the 11 Southern California bridges need closing, officials said based on emergency inspections completed in the wake of last week’s tragedy in Minneapolis. The 11 bridges were among 69 statewide that officials have inspected. Thirty five inspectors fanned out through the state starting on Thursday to examine spans that were built with steel trusses similar to those that failed in Minnesota. Inspectors completed the work yesterday. In Caltrans District 7, which covers Los Angeles and Ventura counties, five bridges were inspected. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! One is a state-owned bridge on California 39 over the San Gabriel River in Azusa. The others were L.A. County-owned bridges on North Fork Road in San Gabriel Canyon and on Whittier Boulevard over Rio Hondo, and L.A. city-owned bridges over the Los Angeles River on Riverside Drive and on Colfax Avenue near Elysian Park, according to The Times. All were found to be usable. The 69 bridges inspected since Thursday are among 2,994 in the state that federal officials have found to be “structurally deficient,” meaning in need of major maintenance, rebuilding or replacing. Caltrans officials have emphasized that “structurally deficient” does not mean unsafe for vehicular traffic. last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL IS SET to be lashed with snowstorms today, with high speed Arctic winds and wind chill temperatures of an eye-watering-12C.Met Eireann is predicting a polar freeze right through until Christmas – as the National Roads Authority supplied just enough salt to grit 300km of roads, 900km fewer than normal.Thousands of people hit the shops  in a last ditch bid to fill up in time for the festive season yesterday. Snow is due to hit the county today with up to six inches expected (depending on which forecast you believe RTE/BBC/UTV), followed by more snow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.They will be accompanied by strong winds – and even thunder storms!Schools are expected to close across the county tomorrow, Friday, while some may close early today. Schools can email us on with details, following the same procedure as earlier this month.Donegal County Council confirmed the’s exclusive story that there is a massive shortage of road salt in the county. And while gritter drivers will bravely try again to clear main roads, secondary routes could remain treacherous over the weekend.The Council staff will have enough grit to look after just 370km or our main roads – compared to 1,190 kms two weeks ago. They may also NOT grit at times this weekend as the county is once again screwed by the National Roads Authority.County senior engineer Vincent Lynn said: “There is a shortage of salt and we are trying to manage what we have as best we can.“These Arctic conditions are going to continue over the weekend and right through to the early days of next week. These are the most prolonged winter conditions in my lifetime.”British and Irish forecasters also fear more cold weather well into next week. Last night Tesco in Letterkenny saw busy trading as consumers stock up for what could be a long weekend.GET READY FOR THE HORROR SEQUEL – BIG CHILL 2 IS UNLEASHED! was last modified: December 16th, 2010 by gregShare 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

Arsenal star admits he has ‘never seen another team’ like Liverpool

first_img 3 Getty Images – Getty Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Getty Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 deals Dani Ceballos admits he was stunned by Liverpool’s quality at Anfield “In a few years Arsenal will be in the top ten teams globally, competing for everything.“We’ve got a very good, compact side and the three up front really make the difference. You can compare [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang to Cristiano [Ronaldo] when he was at Madrid in the sense that he plays close to the goal, he lives for scoring. He’s very important for us, fundamental. [Nicolas] Pépé is very direct. And [Alexandre] Lacazette, for me, is the best player: he understands the game perfectly and, if he’s 100%, he’s going to give us so much.” rookie error BIG PRESENTS UP TOP statement on target “They take the air from you. You spend so much time defending and when you want to do something with the ball, when you want to breathe, they’re back on top of you.“They’re very well-drilled.”Ceballos also admitted Gunners boss Emery is working on ‘similar things’ to Klopp, but the game against the Reds was a reality check for the Spaniard’s developing side.“We can’t compare it at the moment,” he said about the Liverpool and Arsenal teams.“We’re working on some similar things but Jurgen Klopp arrived at Liverpool in 2015. Unai came last season.“Arsenal finished a point short of the Champions League and a small step from winning the Europa League; his arrival will be positive. But they left Merseyside with their tails between their legs after a 3-1 defeat in a game which saw Unai Emery’s counter-attacking tactics backfire.It took time, but Liverpool broke down Arsenal‘s stubborn rear guard and took advantage of a number of key mistakes as Joel Matip’s header and a brace from Mohamed Salah sealed victory.And Ceballos admits he and his new team-mates were left breathless by the European champions and the Anfield crowd.“I’ve never seen anything like what I saw at Anfield,” the Real Madrid man told The Guardian.“I haven’t seen a team that plays better, that presses like them, the way the fans carry them along.center_img AFP or licensors stalemate Dani Ceballos is confident Unai Emery will get Arsenal back competing with the best Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman targets Mohamed Salah tore the Gunners’ back line to shreds as he scored two goals against them at Anfield LATEST FOOTBALL HEADLINES Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos has admitted he has ‘never seen another team’ like Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Unai Emery has a long way to go to emulate their pulsating style.When the Gunners travelled to Anfield last month, they went as the only other team in the Premier League with a 100 per cent record after two games. latest 3 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more last_img read more

Marshfield Post 54 Junior Legion baseball sweeps Everest, extends win streak to eight

first_imgVoss, Palmer earn pitching victoriesBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Post 54 Junior American Legion baseball team continued its hot streak with a pair of tight wins over D.C. Everest on Monday night at Jack Hackman Field.Marshfield won 6-4 and 2-1 to extend its winning streak to eight games and wrap up its regular-season schedule with a 17-5 overall record and an 11-4 mark in the Wisconsin Valley Legion League.In the opener Marshfield trailed 4-0 after three innings before scoring twice in the fourth inning on an RBI single by Ben Gust and a sacrifice fly by Jacob Earll.The scored remained 4-2 until the sixth when the Blue Devils rallied with four runs to pull out the victory.Earll had a double to plate Joey Goettl and Logan Schriener to tie the game. Earll later scored on a wild pitch, and Tyler Wein knocked in Caden Schillinger on a ground out to give the Blue Devils a 6-4 advantage.Goettl retired the side in the top of the seventh to save it for winning pitcher Will Voss, who struck out eight in six innings. Earll finished with three RBIs, and Goettl and Hunter Weik each had two hits in the win.In Game 2 Marshfield scored both of its runs in the third inning. Tyler Spaeth singled and later reached home on an error, and Mason Coffren scored on a sacrifice fly by Schillinger to put the Blue Devils ahead.Devyn Palmer earned the win, allowing one run and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. Riley Boushack got the final two outs to earn the save for Marshfield.Marshfield begins 17U regional play on Wednesday at Stevens Point. Its first game, at Bukolt Park, begins at 7 p.m. against the host team. The double-elimination tournament continues through Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 1Marshfield 6, D.C. Everest 4D.C. Everest 301 000 0 – 4 9 4Marshfield 000 204 x – 6 9 1Everest roster not provided.WP: Will Voss. SV: Joey Goettl.SO: Voss (6 inn.) 8, Goettl (1 inn.) 0. BB: Voss 4, Goettl 0.Top hitters: M, Hunter Weik 2×3, run; Goettl 2×4, run; Logan Schreiner 1×2, 2 runs; Jacob Earll 2B, 3 RBIs, run.—Game 2Marshfield 2, D.C. Everest 1D.C. Everest 001 000 0 – 1 7 2Marshfield 002 000 x – 2 4 0Everest roster not provided.WP: Devyn Palmer. SV: Riley Boushack.SO: Palmer (6 1/3 inn.) 2, Boushack (2/3 inn.) 0. BB: Palmer 4, Boushack 1.Top hitters: M, Caden Schillinger 1×2, RBI; Isaiah Baierl 2B.last_img read more

Just Announced: PHL Live — Philadelphia’s City-Wide Music Competition Kicks Off On August 15

first_imgPhilly Music Scene(D. McDowell for Philly 360°/ Visit Philly) Attention Philly! Got talent? Then this one’s for you.  We’ve heard for years (and years and years) that there’s “something special” in Philly’s water that helps our city produce its steady stream of singers, musicians, producers and DJs. The talent that has come out of our area includes some of the top names in the music industry. In fact, there isn’t a major music tour out right now that doesn’t include a Philly-based musician, artist, DJ, manager or musical director. So, who will be the next big name to come out of Philly? Looks like we’ll find out soon. This week, The City of Philadelphia announced that it is looking for the city’s next “it” artist — and they’ve pulled together a stellar list of industry experts to help this act take the national stage by storm. During an official press conference, The City kicked off its city-wide music competition PHL Live, which launches on August 15 with a six week contest entry window. PHL Live is headed by Councilman At Large David Oh, along with a group of Philly music advisors and judges, including Chill Moody, Carvin Haggins, Ivan Barias, GoGo Morrow, Carol Riddick, Aaron Camper and more. Think you got what it takes? Here’s what you need to know: Contest Entry The submission period begins on August 15 and will run through September 30. You must be 18+ to compete, and it is completely free to enter. The competition will highlight ten genres — hip-hop, R&B, pop, DJ, jazz, world, gospel, rock, country/folk and classical. Go to the PHL Live website and upload a video clip that’s three to five minutes long of you performing an original song, self-selecting which genre you wish to compete in. A panel of experts will judge and rate submissions according to creativity/originality; performance and crowd interaction; and technical competence.   Judging & Performances When the submission window closes, the judges will select up to five semi-finalists from each genre who will move on to the second round. Then, from October through November, the selected acts from each genre will perform at venues across the city, including Underground Arts, Silk City, Relish, Time, World Cafe Live, MilkBoy and Hard Rock Cafe. Click here for the full schedule of semi-final performances. The Final Showcase & Prizes The 10 winning artists from each genre will then perform at the final showcase in December at The Trocadero Theater. Top prize includes cash, studio time and more!  So Philly, show ’em what you got. Good luck!last_img read more