These are the players Zinedine Zidane has ‘asked Real Madrid to sign’

first_img On El Chiringuito they put forward the list of names Zidane has asked Perez for. There were some big stars –  Hazard, Pogba, Lucas Hernandez, Mané and Mbappé.  12/03/2019 CET Juan Linares (@Jlinares91) Estos son los jugadores que Zidane habría pedido para el Real Madrid IN SPORT.ES Zinedien Zidaner returned to the helm of Real Madrid after Solari was sacked. SPORT have learned he will have more power over the squad and signings than the first time around. Upd. at 17:47 The same programme also revealed that Madrid have a deal agreed with Eden Hazard, their major transfer target. He has wanted to come to Madrid for some time.last_img

Prasad setting his sights

first_imgBy Nick Creely National race-walking champion Pramesh Prasad continues to break records at an alarming rate, and nothing seems to be slowing him…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Frustrated and flooded

first_imgFrustrated farmers are calling for culverts to be installed along Ballarto Road, in a bid to prevent extreme flooding on…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img


first_imgThe match’s whistle sounds the stadium to a standstillBall in action as eager feet ready to make perfect passesKeen eyes to take in all the moment’s glory no lesserWanting a GOAL to make the day not being worthlessEager legs so robust to tackle and keep the game goingFantastic they label those passes that arouse the crowdEach must make play the game good the fans cheeringOf time given so they must do the best for a day’s smileAs eyes search the ears listen the heart pray the lips shutSalute The GameSwift feet tense minds and unity that keeps them abreastConscious of the how and when the ball must be playedMundane to make out as champions of the amazing gameDesiring a GOAL to make the moment worth fighting forSome will cheer on whilst others will wail the day’s fateKeeping in mind this day’s record to be revered infinitelyNever will it be forgotten even when all is worn and doneThis game that makes the best the worst and vice versaSalute The GameShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Cat out of the bag”! (Part 2)

first_imgDear Editor,The Government has deliberately ignored the existence of the Amerindian Act and in particular, Section VI of the Amerindian Act. This section is dedicated to addressing granting of lands to Amerindian communities, those without land titles, and, also granting of extensions to those requesting additional lands. This is a very important section of the Act as it removed the need for any middle man (such as a Commission) from this process. It is the community/village that will interact directly with the Government and negotiate a mutually agreed settlement. It places the responsibility on the Government, through the Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister to act. It is the Minister with responsibility for Amerindian/Indigenous affairs that is given statutory responsibilities to protect their rights and is empowered to address land claims through the Amerindian Act.The present Minister, Fourth Vice President, Sydney Allicock, MP, can meet with each community applying right now or those which have already applied and negotiated, albeit in consultation with other State agencies, as done in the past. If there are any controversies/difficulties, these can be settled through the process laid out in the Amerindian Act. Any difficulties encountered from time to time have less to do with the Act itself and more to do with situations where land was previously given out for mining and forestry concessions; for example, which now conflict with a given community’s application for land. In short, there is no need for a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) or an Indigenous Lands Commission as the Act is adequate and has been used effectively and successfully with regards to Amerindian land rights.One may, therefore, conclude, that it is either that the President has no confidence in his Fourth Vice President and Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs to deal with the land issues before him, or the Minister’s authority has been taken away, or, the Minister has chosen to give up his authority.In light of the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry on Lands, actions of the Government towards Amerindian land rights and rights since taking office, expose an objective which is sinister:-* Within two months of taking office, the Government closed down the Amerindian Land Titling Unit at the Office of the President, and terminated all the staff, this was allowed to go on for almost a year. Consequentially, pending demarcations and surveying also ground to a halt. No wonder those communities which applied for land or extensions prior to the 2015 General and Regional Elections are deeply worried, moreso in the light of the Terms of Reference of the CoI.* Funds designated to support the Amerindian Community Development Plans and projects approved under the Norwegian Agreement have been stymied over the last 23 months in violation of the said Agreement.* In July 2015, the Government terminated 1972 Amerindian community service officers, the largest single termination of employees by the State since the early 1980s!* The Hinterland Household Solar Electrification Project which provided solar units to 13,170 households in Amerindian communities has also been halted, while 6000 of these units purchased before the elections have been “redeployed” for use at the Ministry of the Presidency and State House.* The One Laptop Per Family has been dismantled and the allocation of laptops for one hundred ICT hubs in Amerindian communities has also fallen by the wayside.* The principal of “Free Prior and Informed Consent” enshrined in the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been honoured in the breach repeatedly as is the case with the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry on Lands, and, the one-shot meeting recently held on proposed amendments to the Amerindian Act in the capital city instead of in the communities with their elected councils in the regions as was done with the Amerindian Act.With regards to the latter, one may rationally ask the Minister or any Cabinet member what are the amendments the Government wishes to make to the Amerindian Act. What are the deficiencies it wishes to correct? I am confident that other than renaming it the “Indigenous” Act, they will have nothing to contribute.The Amerindian Act stands in the way of a grander design of the Government, and the Commission of Inquiry is its first manoeuvre.The Parliamentary Opposition’s request to the Speaker for an Adjournment Motion on a Definite Matter of Urgent Public Importance to discuss the Commission and to call for its revocation on April 13, 2017 was considered “not urgent” although the Commission had already been appointed on March 10, 2017 with a deadline to report to the President by November, 2017. Again no surprise there, only one of four requests for such adjournment motions have been allowed by the Speaker!The Parliamentary Opposition submitted another motion again calling for the revocation of the Commission of Inquiry on April 25, 2017. Alas, the motion was allowed by the Speaker but stripped of nine clauses and one be its resolved clause! It is listed on the Order paper in its amended version for the May 8 sitting.If the Government’s intentions are not sinister, then why was this Commission set up in such a surreptitious manner? The Government could not be so obtuse or power drunk to think that Guyanese would not recognise that this is an issue of such complexity and so fraught with controversy that it would risk social cohesion and national unity?I hold to my opinion that the Commission of Inquiry on Lands, defined by its Terms of Reference, is a sinister move.I stand in solidarity with the People’s Progressive Party/Civic, the National Toshaos Council and the Amerindian non-governmental organisations and communities in calling for the revocation of this Commission.To be silent on this issue is allow the Government unfettered power to continue to reverse democratic gains made over the years, especially with regard to Amerindian land rights. Like those citizens who are making their voices heard on the parking meters in Georgetown, VAT on education goods and services, the closure of sugar estates, on the ban on used tyres, to name the most recent, we must also let our voices be heard in opposition to this Commission of Inquiry.Yours sincerely,Gail Teixeira, MP,PPP/C Chief Whiplast_img read more

Damien reaches 20 wins

first_imgAZUSA – Damien High senior Griffin Ramme scored 24 points to lead the Spartans to a 52-41 win over Bishop Amat at the Southern California Shootout on Saturday at Azusa Pacific. Damien improved to 20-4 and is approaching the single-season school record for wins (22) set back in 1981. Damien got off to a slow start in the first quarter in shooting 2 of 13 from the field, but the game was tied at 8-8. The Spartans ran off 13 consecutive points in the second quarter, in which they sank 9 of 11 shots, and out-scored Bishop Amat 19-2 to lead 27-10 at the half. In the third quarter, Damien had stretched the lead to 21 points at 35-14 before the Lancers (11-12) started to chip away at the deficit. Bishop Amat senior Matt Estrada hit back-to-back 3- pointers to cut the lead to 13, but Damien’s Dominic Tapia hit a layup at the end of the quarter to give the Spartans a 39-24 lead. The Lancers made one final run. They ran off nine points in a row late in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to seven at 48-41, but Ramme hit a jumper with 1:07 left to help put the game out of reach. “We started off pretty well and played them even, but against a team that’s this good you just can’t take a quarter off,” Bishop Amat coach Brandon Ertle said. “I give a lot of credit to Damien’s defense, but after the second quarter I thought we played them even.” center_img Damien defeated Chino Hills 41-40 on Friday night and with Saturday’s game starting at noon, it had coach Matt Dunn concerned. “I was concerned about us being flat, and we were flat in the first quarter,” Dunn said. “But the kids fought through it and played well.” Dunn had high praise for Ramme, who he called a “self- made player.” “He has really developed into a tremendous player for us. He works a lot on his own and makes big plays,” Dunn said. Bishop Amat center Jordan Salley dropped in 13 points. Austin Napolitano added 12 points for the Spartans. 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

SIGNED UP! Matt Targett pens new long-term deal at Southampton

first_img1 The 21-year-old defender has agreed a five-year deal Southampton academy graduate Matt Targett has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League club.The 21-year-old defender missed the majority of the 2016-17 campaign, in which Saints finished eighth, due to a hamstring injury but has impressed new St Mary’s boss Mauricio Pellegrino in pre-season.“It’s a great way to kick off the season,” said left-back Targett. “I am really happy to sign. I’ve been at the club since I was eight so to extend my time here is only a good thing. Physically I feel good. I think I feel the best I’ve ever felt.“I think the injury has only helped me improve physically and mentally. I have come back from it all and got my fitness back – I am feeling fitter and stronger so it’s all positive at the moment.”last_img read more

DEAL OFF! Brighton pull out of Raphael Dwamena transfer after failed medical

first_img1 Brighton boss Chris Hughton Brighton have pulled out of the transfer of FC Zurich striker Raphael Dwamena after the player failed a club medical.The Seagulls had previously agreed terms with both Dwamena and the Swiss club over the potential deal for the 21-year-old, which would have been subject to a work permit.Dwamena, who was reported to be set to cost around £8million, was ready to join the Premier League club on Monday evening after just seven months at Stadion Letzigrund following his transfer from Red Bull Salzburg in January.A statement from Brighton at the time said: “Brighton & Hove Albion can confirm that the club has reached agreement with FC Zurich for the permanent transfer of Ghanaian international, Raphael Dwamena, subject to work permit and international clearance.“The 21-year-old striker has also agreed personal terms with the club and is now awaiting clearance to travel to the UK for his medical.”However, manager Chris Hughton has decided to pull the plug on the deal, although there has been no explanation for the decision, other than a statement which read: “Brighton & Hove Albion have withdrawn from the potential transfer of Raphael Dwamena, after the player failed the club’s medical.“The club would like to wish Raphael the very best for the future, as he returns to FC Zurich.”last_img read more

Champions League and Europa League finalists given huge substitute boost

first_img Getty BOOST Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium will host the Champions League final where both Spurs and Liverpool will be allowed to name 12 substitutes Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Aiming high LATEST EUROPA LEAGUE NEWS ready? Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available UEFA have also confirmed managers will again be able to make an additional substitute in extra time on top of the standard number of three.Jurgen Klopp is making sure his team is in the best possible shape for their match with Spurs, taking them out for a training camp in Marbella.They will spend a week in the Spanish resort and it will be familiar surroundings for the Liverpool players, who recently visited Marbella for a mid-season training camp. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman on target New rules introduced by UEFA for the start of the 2018/19 season mean each team will be allowed to name 12 substitutes on their benches, compared to the previous rounds, in which teams were allowed seven replacements.The same rules will apply to both Chelsea and Arsenal in the Europa League final in Baku on May 29. on target 1 Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS Liverpool and Tottenham will both be allowed 23 players in their squad for the Champions League final on June 1.The two Premier League sides will meet at Atletico Madrid’s Estadio Metropolitano having both staged miraculous comebacks in their semi-final matches with Barcelona and Ajax respectively. Arsenal, meanwhile, are not happy with their ticket allocation and let UEFA know about it in a strongly worded letter, which brought about a response from the governing body.The cost and difficulty of getting to Azerbaijan mean both London rivals have not sold their allocation and a number could be returned.last_img read more