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The war between Messi and Abidal goes around the world

first_imgBarcelonaSpain It seems quite clear that in Barcelona not everyone paddles in the same direction. At least, that is what emerges from the words of Leo Messi, which came up with the statements of Eric Abidal accusing him of dirtying the image of all players for not giving specific names. The situation has not taken long to go around the world and newspapers around the world echo the news, filling the headlines with words like “war”, “crisis”, “anger”, “fight” or “tension” . These are the most prominent headlines of the international press on the issue that most concerns the Barça right now. News Statistics Daily Mail“Nou Camp Civil War”. The British newspaper talks about a civil war in Can Barça. Mirror“Messi replies to Abidal about the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde”. They focus on changing coaches rather than players.The guardian“A Barcelona in crisis after Messi’s response to Abidal”. They emphasize the crack that exists both in the locker room and in the offices of the club.The sun“Bar Fight.” The English newspaper plays a word game with the name of the club to talk about a “bar fight” after the Argentine social media message.L’Equipe“Messi turns against Abidal.” In the country of the former player they emphasize the rebellion of the Argentine.La Gazzetta dello Sport“Messi against Abidal, high tension in Barcelona”. Italians say that the ten “hits and responds” to the club’s technical secretary.Or jogo“Bronca in Barcelona. Messi publicly disapproves of Abidal’s words.” In Portugal it is striking that the incident occurred in public and not from inside doors.Olé“Hard release of Messi against Abidal”. In the country of the Barça star, they say “he responded strongly on Instagram.”Balloon support“Abidal comments on the behavior of the players and Messi responds.” In Brazil they focus on Messi’s demand to the French that “he must give names.”last_img read more

Inter faces the coronavirus

first_imgTo do this, they have assembled a device that helps control the possible exposure to the coronavirus. They have been in charge of notifying both players (quarries included) and club employees, both in person and by email. Both in Pinetina as at the headquarters of Viale della Liberazione and under the supervision of Marotta Y Ausilio, have explained the procedure they will carry out. In Italy they are alert for the coronavirus outbreaks found in the country. In recent days there have been cases of the famous disease and in the Inter de Milan, whose owners are Chinese, have spared no precautions to avoid unnecessary risks, as published Corriere dello Sport. The main precaution will be to wash and disinfect your hands often. For this they have been in charge of putting more antibacterial soap dispensers around the facilities. They recommend avoiding crowded places, although on the other hand no player lives near the municipalities that are most at risk. That’s why they recommend Be at home as long as possible. On the other hand, they consider information vital, that is, thatIt is recommended to know where all the people who are in contact with them come from, whether they are the driver or the babysitter.As for the headquarters, today they are authorized not to go all those people who do not need to go for work issues and it is understood that Residents in risk areas will not be able to go to work in the next few days. The slogan, according to the Italian media, is to act with the utmost attention, reassure its employees and help as much as possible.last_img read more

Phoenix, NLEX shoot for No. 3

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Besides import JD Weatherspoon and the 6-foot-8 Almazan, the Road Warriors have to contend with the deep and prolific Rain Or Shine rotation of Gabe Norwood, Jeff Chan, Beau Belga, Maverick Ahanmisi, Jericho Cruz, James Yap and Jay Washington.Just like NLEX, the Fuel Masters also defeated the Aces (95-93) and the Picanto (118-105) after the high-scoring Eugene Phelps took charge when it mattered most.Opposite the Picanto on Wednesday, Phelps dropped 33 points and pulled down 14 rebounds before scoring the game winner at the buzzer versus the Aces.Meanwhile, Star has replaced Cinmeon Browers after tapping the services of Malcolm Hill, who went undrafted in the NBA.ADVERTISEMENT View comments For the Phoenix Fuel Masters and the NLEX Road Warriors, going three in a row at the start of the conference is a route they have never taken before.They intend to drive smoothly on the same path Wednesday in the PBA Governors’ Cup as the Fuel Masters take on winless GlobalPort Batang Pier and the Road Warriors test the caliber of the Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “We’re really prepared for this conference,” said NLEX coach Yeng Guiao after back-to-back victories over Alaska and Kia Picanto.“We practiced the earliest and brought in our import earliest. It’s a validation of our preparation.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Facing his former team at the 4:15 p.m. opener at Smart Araneta Coliseum, Guiao is confident that they can sustain their strong start with Aaron Fuller complementing well with locals Kevin Alas, Carlo Lastimosa and JR Quiñahan.The Elasto Painters, whom Guiao led to two championships and six Finals appearances, survived the Batang Pier, 98-96, in their conference opener on Friday after big man Raymond Almazan converted two pressure-packed free throws off an offensive rebound. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Repeat: Please end injustice in the Palaro Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Karl-Anthony Towns sets franchise-record 56 as Wolves beat Hawks

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Towns missed five shots during the run. But he went back to work and finished with his first 50-point game and the fourth in team history.“I think the biggest thing that stands out is the way he shot the 3-ball,” Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer said. “To go 6 for 8, his size, is just impressive. Then he gets fouled on a 3-point shot, that’s 21 points right there just outside the 3-point line for a guy that’s 6-10, 6-11, 7-feet, whatever he is.”TIP-INSHawks: Starting SG Damion Lee left the game with a dislocated pinkie finger on his right hand, according to the team’s Twitter account, but later returned. … PG Dennis Schroder missed his second straight game with a left ankle sprain. … Atlanta now has 835 3s this season, adding to its franchise record. The Hawks started the day 10th in the league in 3s per game.Timberwolves: PG Derrick Rose missed his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle. C Cole Aldrich missed his second straight game with an illness. … All-Star Jimmy Butler took shots in practice and has been trying to work his way back from meniscus surgery on his right knee. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Butler still hasn’t been cleared for contact and there is no timetable for his return. … Tre Jones was named Mr. Basketball as the top prep player in Minnesota in an announcement during the third period. Jones, the brother of Wolves G Tyus Jones, is set to play at Duke next year, following in Tyus’ footsteps. … Minnesota has allowed its opponents to hit 53 3s over the past four games and at least 12 a game in five of the last six games.A BIT UNLIKELYWhile Towns entered the game averaging 20.7 points this season and 21.4 per game for his career, the big night was a bit of an aberration. The All-Star center set a career high with the 32 field-goal attempts, four more than any previous game.Towns entered the game third on the Wolves in shots per game this season behind Butler and Wiggins. Towns was averaging 13.9 shots per game.“I’m not used to shooting that many shots,” Towns said.MUSCALA’S CAREER NIGHTMuscala had his big night back in Minneapolis, where he grew up in nearby suburb of St. Louis Park. He was 8 of 10 from the floor, including 4 of 6 from 3. He also had to defend Towns for part of the night.“It’s a little bittersweet,” Muscala said. “Obviously lost and couldn’t get more stops on Karl-Anthony Towns, but it was still a fun game, I feel like. Give the fans some good things to watch and it was cool to have family and friends in the stands.”UP NEXTHawks: Host Philadelphia on Friday. “You just start passing, sitting back and just watching,” teammate Andrew Wiggins said. “Just watching the show.”Wiggins added 17 points and Jeff Teague had 11 points and eight assists for the Timberwolves, who avoided a third straight loss by shooting 53.3 percent, including 13 of 30 from behind the arc. Minnesota (43-33) pulled ahead of Utah into seventh place in the West after the Jazz lost at home to Boston.Mike Muscala had a career-high 24 points off the bench for Atlanta, which stayed within striking distance of the Wolves by hitting 13 of 27 from 3. Dewayne Dedmon had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks. Atlanta has lost 10 of its past 11 games.“We went on a good little run there,” Muscala said. “I thought we moved it well in transition and got some good looks from 3 and everything, and guards did a good job penetrating, finding open shooters and finishing at the rim. But yeah, obviously huge game for KAT and they also hit some really timely 3s, too.”The Wolves stretched the lead to 16 in the second half, but the Hawks started to chip away in the fourth. Isaiah Taylor had nine points and Atlanta went on a 14-4 run to close within 110-104 on a 3 by Muscala.ADVERTISEMENT Towns scored a franchise-record 56 points and added 15 rebounds for his league-leading 63rd double-double, and the Timberwolves beat the Hawks 126-114 on Wednesday night.“I just realized the ball kept coming to me more and more often,” Towns said. “I guess that was a sign to shoot the ball. Everyone just kept telling me, ‘You need six more, you need eight more, for 50.’ I wasn’t really thinking about that. I was just trying to find a way to win.”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 crownTowns was 6 of 8 from 3-point range and added four assists for Minnesota, which recovered after a disappointing loss Monday to the lowly Memphis Grizzlies and trailing last-place Atlanta throughout the first quarter.Towns shot 19 of 32 from the field and 12 of 15 from the free throw line. He had 30 points and 11 rebounds in the second half. Kemba Walker proves doubters wrong, becomes Hornets scoring leader LATEST STORIES Timberwolves: At Dallas on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns (32) is congratulated by teammate Andrew Wiggins (22) during the fourth quarter of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves defeated the Hawks 126-114. Towns had a career-high 56 points. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns stood up and stared at a printout of the box score of Minnesota’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.There was a lot for Towns to admire.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimslast_img read more

NBA All-Star: 10 things to know about the weekend

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Charlotte hosted NBA All-Star weekend in 1991, and now gets it back a second time to join 14 other cities that can say it hosted the league’s showcase midseason event on multiple occasions.Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, Los Angeles and the L.A. suburb of Inglewood, California, are the other previous multi-hosting All-Star cities.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Bay Area, the Detroit area and the Dallas area are also two-time hosts, though never technically twice in the same city.LEBRON’S RECORDS 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers, third from left, presents All-Star jerseys to Klay Thompson (11), Stephen Curry (30) and Kevin Durant (35) prior to an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With All-Star festivities set to officially begin Friday, here are 10 things to know going into the weekend:BACK TO CHARLOTTEADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Bold prediction: No one will foul out on Sunday.The last player to foul out of an All-Star Game was Hakeem Olajuwon in 1987. Chris Paul was the most recent to come close, when he was whistled for five fouls in the 2008 game.There have been only 14 instances of someone fouling out of an All-Star Game. Rick Barry and Bob Cousy each fouled out twice; 10 others, including Olajuwon, have done so once.MVPs AT HOMEKemba Walker, the lone Charlotte player in this year’s All-Star Game, has suggested that he’s hoping he can wow the home crowd with an MVP-worthy performance.There’s a history of that sort of thing happening. There have been 14 players who have won All-Star MVP honors in their home cities, spanning a total of 15 games.The list of hometown All-Star MVPs: Anthony Davis (New Orleans, 2017), Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles, 2011), Shaquille O’Neal (Phoenix, 2009 and Los Angeles, 2004), Karl Malone and John Stockton (Utah, 1993), Michael Jordan (Chicago, 1988), Tom Chambers (Seattle, 1987), Jerry West (Los Angeles, 1972), Rick Barry (the San Francisco area, 1967), Adrian Smith (Cincinnati, 1966), Bob Pettit (St. Louis, 1958 and 1962), Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia, 1960), Bob Cousy (Boston, 1957) and Ed Macauley (Boston, 1951).AGE MARKAssuming he plays, Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki — one of the special additions to the rosters by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who also added Miami’s Dwyane Wade to the list — will become the second 40-something to appear in the All-Star Game. Nowitzki is 40; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in the game when he was 40 and 41.Michael Jordan almost pulled off the feat; he was eight days shy of turning 40 when he last played in the All-Star Game in 2003. Jordan, now the owner of the Charlotte Hornets and the unofficial host of the weekend, will turn 56 on Sunday. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Currys excited for ‘mini family reunion’ at All-Star weekend In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Wade, also assuming he gets into the game, will become the 12th player to be an All-Star at 37 or older. Wade turned 37 last month.HEROESJason Weinmann and James Shaw Jr. might not be “celebrities,” at least not in the classic sense.But the NBA rightly believes they should be celebrated.Weinmann and Shaw were invited to play in Friday’s All-Star Celebrity Game to commemorate heroic acts. Weinmann, a retired Marine, used a military transport vehicle — which he bought at a government auction years ago — during Hurricane Florence last September to help rescue flood victims in North Carolina and bring them to safety. Shaw disarmed a man who had opened fire at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville last April and has been heralded as a life-saving hero since for wrestling the AR-15 out of the alleged shooter’s hands by the barrel.G LEAGUE FIRSTKhris Middleton of the Milwaukee Bucks is the first member of a new club.He’s the first G League alum to become an NBA All-Star.Middleton spent a short time during the 2012-13 season in the G League, before blossoming into one of the league’s best players and a key to Milwaukee going into the break with an NBA-best 43-14 record.There will be plenty of G League graduates participating on All-Star Saturday as well — Middleton, Seth Curry, Danny Green and Joe Harris are all slated to be in the 3-point contest.center_img Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ CASH MATTERSThere is some money at stake during All-Star Saturday events, and everybody gets something.Everyone in the dunk contest will receive at least $20,000, everyone in the skills challenge gets at least $15,000 and all participants in the 3-point shootout take home at least $10,000. From there, prize money varies by finish — the skills challenge winner gets $55,000, the 3-point shootout champion wins $60,000 and the dunk contest winner takes home $105,000.In all, the Saturday night participants will split $610,000.EASTBOUNDThis All-Star weekend is the first of four straight in Eastern Conference cities. Chicago gets it next year, Indianapolis in 2021 and Cleveland in 2022. The site for the 2023 game remains unknown; Salt Lake City and Sacramento are two sites often mentioned as candidates for that year, and Orlando is a likely suitor for the 2024 game.THE REFSSunday’s All-Star Game will be officiated by Scott Foster, Curtis Blair and David Guthrie. It’s a home game of sorts for Guthrie, who resides in Charlotte.Foster worked the 2010 All-Star Game in Dallas. It’s the first All-Star Game for Blair and Guthrie.The Friday and Saturday events will be worked by a crew of newer refs — third-year official Aaron Smith and fourth-year officials Mitchell Ervin and Gediminas Petraitis. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James now has the record for most All-Star captaincies: Two. He and Stephen Curry had the jobs last year when the captain’s format was first introduced to the All-Star weekend, and he and Giannis Antetokounmpo have the jobs this year.But James’ records revolving around this game hardly stop there.By starting on Sunday, James will tie Kobe Bryant with 15 starts in the All-Star Game. James will also extend his record of consecutive starts, which will also rise to 15. Some of the other All-Star records James already holds include total points (343), field goals (141) and 3-pointers (35).And by playing two minutes, James will increase his All-Star total in that stat to 416 — one more than Bryant for No. 2 on the all-time list. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has played the most All-Star minutes, 449.FOULING OUTADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Bollywood singers to perform at Diwali concert

first_imgDipalee and Samir are two Bollywood singing sensations who will be performing in Guyana at a Diwali concert this weekend titled “Rewind and Fast-forward”.The performers, along with their band arrived in Guyana a few days ago, and Guyana Times was briefed at a press conference as to what can be expected.The first show is slated for today at 07:00h sharp at the Giftland Mall and will be followed by a similar performance at Number Six Village, West Coast Berbice onBollywood singing sensation, Dipalee and SamirSunday.The singing duo promise a grand show with old favourites and new Bollywood hits. They have done more than 300 concerts over the past five years and are expecting a great turnout.“It’s a combination of old and new and right from the 1950s and 1960s to songs of today. It’s going to be a whole lot of mix and match of all the popular numbers. It’s a lot of good music,” said Samir as he urged all to grab their tickets early.Tickets to these events are $3000, $2000 and $1000, and can be bought at Bhagwans and City Centre on Water Street, Georgetown’s Shoppers Paradise on Regent Street and the Giftland Mall at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown. At both events, secured parking will be provided.The organisers, Tina Insanally Foundation and Pradeep Samtani, are urging the public to grace the event since all proceeds will go towards the development of the Foundation.last_img read more

Weekend Weather Update

first_imgThanks to last week’s rain and snow, this year’s precipitation total in Fort St. John has now easily exceeded, the May norm.The 1.2 millimeters on Sunday, raised the monthy total to 46.5, nearly 7 millimeters above the May norm, of 39.7.Through the first 17 days of the month, the total was only 1.3 millimeters.- Advertisement -However last week’s total was 44 millimeters, including 13.4 on Friday, and 23.8 on a snowy Saturday.The spring storm also knocked out electricity to about 73 hundred people in the region from Fort St. John to Pouce Coupe, with more than 100 outages reported.Most of them were in the South Peace, and in Dawson Creek over 28 hundred people also lost power due to a Sunday motor vehicle accident. Advertisement BC Hydro, with help from repair crews from other areas of the province, has restored service to most of the impacted customers, and expects to complete repairs today…or perhaps tomorrow, in the case of a few rural residents.Meantime, With a week left in the month, the local airport has now recorded more precipitation in May than in any other month so far this year.In addition the year-to-date total is close to 115 millimeters, and now only 13 below the local average, for the first five months of the year.However, it is the next three months which annually determine regional crop success, with an average total in this area of more than 200 millimeters.Advertisementlast_img read more

Catalina recovering from blaze

first_imgAVALON – Firefighters aided by cooler weather battled to surround a 4,200-acre wildfire Saturday deep in the rugged, unpopulated interior of Santa Catalina Island while the resort’s main town returned to life days after it was threatened by the blaze. “We have a sense of duty to the town to bring it back to normal,” delicatessen owner Rick Miller said as he unloaded sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil and other supplies from his van. “People get hungry and it doesn’t hurt to see businesses open and calm restored.” Better weather Foggy weather and highs in the 60s diminished chances that the fire would spread on its fourth day. It was isolated in the backcountry of the 76-square-mile island. “Conditions are definitely in our favor. The humidity is up, the wind and temperature are down,” Los Angeles County Fire Capt. Andrew Olvera said. The fire was 69 percent contained, he said, meaning its advance was halted in those areas. It was expected to be fully surrounded by Tuesday evening. One home and six industrial businesses burned Thursday but no one was seriously injured. In the island’s interior, firefighters used chain saws and picks to clear fire breaks in a charred landscape that stood out starkly against a backdrop of blue sea. In canyons northwest of Avalon, crews of prison inmates struggled up a steep slope to cut smoldering trees where the fire had raced up to a winding mountain road. At one point, firefighters discovered a rattlesnake that had survived the inferno under a cactus. “We’ve been finding a lot of hot spots along the perimeter, and that’s a concern for us,” said Capt. Scott Hayermann of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. “You get a good ocean breeze and you see some smoke.” Nearly 4,000 evacuated residents began heading back to the island Friday to inspect their apartments and homes and reopen businesses that largely cater to tourists. Tourism to resume Ferries had barred tourists from making the 20-mile sea trip but planned to start carrying them again this week. During the summer, an estimated 10,000 visitors arrive daily to lounge on the beach, play golf or take inland tours. The cause of the fire remained under investigation, but it appeared to have been ignited by contractors working on antennas at a radio station in the island’s interior, Avalon Fire Chief Steven Hoefs said. Bill Agresta, chief engineer at station KBRT-AM, said three contractors had been cutting steel antenna cable with a gas-powered circular saw on Thursday when the fire ignited. Agresta said he saw a small blaze and ran inside the station to call 911. By the time he returned, it had moved several hundred feet downhill and engulfed the contractors’ tool truck. The men unsuccessfully fought the fire with two hand-held extinguishers, he said. Agresta said he had warned the men a day earlier against using a cutting torch because of fire danger. Environmentalists said it is too early to tell how the blaze affected the island’s rare animal and plant life, including the Catalina Island fox. Four bald eaglets that hatched earlier this year without human help were unharmed, said Bob Rhein, a spokesman for the Catalina Island Conservancy, which owns most of the island. Scientists have been slowly reintroducing eagles, which were wiped out decades ago by chemical contamination. 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

Mourinho praises Fellaini for toughing it out

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring the team’s second goal during their match against Crystal Palace in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2017 © AFP / PAUL ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 30 – Jose Mourinho described Marouane Fellaini as a “strong character” for overcoming his early troubles at Manchester United to establish himself as a key player at Old Trafford.Fellaini struggled to make a positive impression early in his United career after arriving from Everton for £27.5 million (31.2m euros, $36.8m) in 2013, with one British newspaper placing him among the 10 worst buys of the Premier League season at the end of his first year. Yet United manager Mourinho has made clear he sees Fellaini’s contribution as vital to the club’s progress, saying last month he felt his team was “weaker” without the midfielder in it.The Belgium international missed Wednesday’s 4-1 Champions League win away to CSKA Moscow with an ankle problem, but returned to score twice as United beat Crystal Palace 4-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League.“I think only a strong character could resist the difficulties here,” said Mourinho.“He had some difficult times when people didn’t recognise his qualities, when other managers didn’t like so much the qualities he has.“He is a fighter, a guy with lots of pride and I am really pleased I helped him reach this level and change the perception the fans have now.”Mourinho suggested Fellaini was benefiting from his management more than he had done under his predecessors at Old Trafford.“All managers are different. Sometimes we like players that others don’t like,” said Mourinho.“Some players perform better with some of us than with others –- and I have examples of players that didn’t perform well for me and then performed well for other managers.– ‘We took blows to the chin’ –“I think Marouane has important qualities and I try to use them depending on the situation and what the team needs.Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku (L) vies with Crystal Palace’s Bakary Sako during their match in Manchester, north west England, on September 30, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLIS“He plays with me as a defensive midfielder, as a second striker, as one of two midfielders. He is a great player. A great character.”United are in a strong position in the Premier League going into the international break, with four wins out of four at home, but Mourinho is not getting carried away.“It is just four matches at home,” said Mourinho.“I know that in the same four matches at home last season we got eight points, not 12. We have four more points at home than last season.“We are playing well. I don’t say that we played well for 90 minutes because sometimes we have periods where we lose a bit our consistency, our intensity. But it is difficult to do that for 90 minutes.”Palace remain bottom of the Premier League, with no goals and no points after seven matches, with this defeat coming seven days after they were beaten 5-0 at Manchester City.Manager Roy Hodgson admitted he faces a tough fight to avoid relegation, but believes it can be done.“We have to accept we are a boxer fighting in a weight class we are not able to handle at this minute and we took blows to the chin and got knocked down,” said the former England manager.“But the lessons we are learning could stand us in very good stead. We are not going to have 38 games against Manchester City and Manchester United.“If we can stop the players doubting themselves too much, who knows, we may look back on this terrible spell and say it helped us build the character to stay in the league.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

First private non-medical store starts renovations in FSJ

first_imgThe retail store is located at #2 – 10108 100 Street, in the location of the old Playtime Toys. The hours of operation will be 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days per week.“It has been a long-drawn-out process fraught with inequities but we finally can see some light at the end of the tunnel,” said Lepine.- Advertisement -The three partners Aaron Lepine, Darwin Lepine (better known in the community as Danny) and Lori Bahm are all longtime Fort St John residents. “We look forward to not only providing a safe and legal cannabis source but also to providing much-needed employment opportunities to local residents,” Lepine.Lepine shares, they have been busy getting the store ready and the opening date will be announced soon.With retailers already opening their doors in Pouce Coupe, Tumbler Ridge and Dawson Creek there has been much anticipation in Fort St. John to do the same. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Cannabis Corner has started renovations for its non-medical cannabis retail store.Danny Lepine one of the three partners of Cannabis Corner shares, they received the provincial license last week.last_img read more