Juventus line up Willian transfer but Chelsea star ‘is not first choice’

first_imgJUVENTUS are gearing up to prise Willian away from Chelsea with the hotshot winger entering the final months of his current contract at the club.But the Brazilian, who’s highly regarded by former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri, may have to fight for a starting should he move to Italy.2 Frank Lampard could be set to lose Willian with Juventus looking to sign the Brazilian starCredit: AP:Associated PressCalciomercato claim Willian, who has won two Premier League titles at Chelsea, has been flirting with the Italian giants currently managed by former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.However Sarri’s future in Juve’s hotseat has been called into question following some shock losses in Serie A and the Champion’s League in February.And Italian pundits believe that Willian may not even make it to the bench at the club with PSG star Layvin Kurzawa also on Juve’s radar. Willian, 31, who scored the Blues’ third goal in their 4-0 win against Everton today, has rejected a new contract offer from Chelsea.The Stamford Bridge star is after a three-year deal to stay in London, while officials at the club are only willing to make a two-year offer.One top four rival to Frank Lampard’s team is considering a move for the Brazilian international.There’s speculation that Tottenham could join the race for Willian’s signature in a deal which would see the star renunited with former boss Jose Mourinho.Most read in football THE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townThe former Blues manager signed Willian for Chelsea then after he was on the verge of a move to White Hart Lane, and the pair won the Premier League title in 2015.The forward recently revealed his respect for the Special One who one three league titles in two spells at Stamford Bridge.It is thought that Spurs are ready to meet his three-year contract wish.2 Willian is also on Tottenham’s radar with Jose Mourinho’s club considering a move for the Brazilian internationalCredit: AP:Associated Presslast_img read more

Defeated Novak Djokovic will regroup at Indian Wells doubles

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nevertheless, he thought he was poised for a deeper run, something he’ll now try to achieve in doubles alongside Italian playing partner Fabio Fognini.Shortly after falling to Kohlschreiber, Djokovic was headed out for doubles, teaming with Fognini for a 7-6 (8/6), 2-6, 10/6 victory over Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau to reach the semi-finals.“You just have to deal with it, move on, turn the next page,” Djokovic said. “Miami is the next tournament singles-wise for me.“I’m going to try to go all the way here in doubles. I’m really excited about that.”But he’ll also be putting in some solid singles practice.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil With sights set on Tokyo 2020, PH skateboarding holds regional qualifiers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Kohlschreiber notched his first ever victory over a number one-ranked player, ending Djokovic’s bid for a sixth Indian Wells crown.“Especially in a tournament like this, a tournament where I have had plenty of success in the past …” Djokovic said. “But it just happens, one of those days.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDjokovic, playing his first tournament since lifting his record seventh Australian Open title in January, knew he’d have to work his way back into top form.He admitted he was nervous in the early going of his 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, win over US qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo in his second-round opener. MOST READ “Things to work on, without a doubt,” Djokovic said. “I’m not at my highest level, but slowly building, and hopefully I’ll be able to peak in Miami.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns a shot to Philipp Kohlschreiber at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)World number one Novak Djokovic was trying hard to take his shock loss at the ATP Indian Wells Masters in stride on Tuesday, but it wasn’t easy.“To be honest, I don’t enjoy losing,” Djokovic said after falling 6-4, 6-4 to 39th-ranked German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the third round.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Liberia’s Culture Remains Unmatched

first_imgThe outgoing Deputy Minister for Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Isaac W. Jackson, has said Liberia’s culture remains unmatched across the globe considering its uniqueness.Minister Jackson made the remarks on Tuesday during the official celebration of World Tourism Day held in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, with exceptional performance from various county culture troops.At the opening of the celebration on Monday, which was marked by a competition to win the best county culture performing troop prize for this year’s tourism celebration, the fifteen (15) counties displayed impressive cultural recitals and other performances aimed at winning the competition.The county culture troop performances were splendid enough to bring smiles, joys and laughter on the faces of the audience, including Dr. Henrique F. Tokpa, Internal Affairs Minister; Samuel F. Brown, Bomi County Superintendent; Tenneh Simpson, Grand Cape Mount Superintendent; and other senior officials in attendance.Also at the official indoor program on Tuesday, impressive cultural performances were witnessed courtesy of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace, headed by Liberia’s Culture Ambassador Juli Endee, and Bomi County – who ended up winning the best county culture performing troop prize for this year’s World Tourism Day.“Just by seeing the artistic displays at the tourism celebration today indicates that we have a unique culture and no one around the world will argue it. We have a lot to show to the world when talking about culture and we must begin to show gratitude where it is duly payable,” Minister Jackson said.He said the celebration of United Nations World Tourism Day (UNWTD) is intended to create awareness in various communities about the importance of tourism in the everyday life of each Liberian and the country at large.Minister Jackson said the decision by the government to decentralize the celebration of Tourism Day across Liberia adds value to the newly introduced decentralization program in the country, adding: “This decentralization will highlight the tourism potential of the various counties in Liberia.”According to him, the tourism sector has so much to offer to Liberia’s growth and the development program, which we have to celebrate and continue to ensure is realized for the benefit of all. “It’s estimated that by 2030, 1.8 billion tourists will be traveling around the world and we can’t allow this opportunity to pass us by. And so, we want to call on all the stakeholders and local and international partners to support the government’s efforts in promoting and advancing the tourism industry in Liberia,” Minister Jackson said.“As we celebrate today, must resolve to champion the cause of tourism by protecting and by promoting the typical Liberian traditional fashions. We need to support tourism by wearing or using Liberia’s fashions.”Henrique F. Tokpa, Minister of Internal Affairs (MIA), who served as the guest speaker, said tourism remains an important source of income for many countries, including Liberia.“As Liberia is considered a LDC (least developed country), it behooves the government of Liberia to make every effort to build and promote the industry in order to achieve national and international objectives to alleviate poverty, creating job opportunities, promoting a cleaner and healthier environment, thuscreating a natural space for true and lasting reconciliation,” Minister Topka said.Also in remarks, Milton A. Weeks, Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), lauded the organizers and the various county teams for making this year’s celebration a success.Juli Endee, Liberia’s Culture Ambassador, praised the level of awareness done for this year’s tourism celebration and described it as a successful story for Liberia and her people at large. Speaking during the opening of the occasion, Juanita Yiah, Director for Tourism (MICAT), said she was delighted to welcome everyone to celebrate this year’s World Tourism Day and praised the various counties for showing up. “This day is about showcasing your products, including culture, tradition and folklore as well as other things to get one attracted to your country. We want to urge you to embrace tourism as tourism remains a key component in Liberia’s development agenda,” she said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PRRD approves new advocacy office

first_imgThe Peace River Regional District will soon be establishing an Independent Land Information and Advocacy Office – Farmer’s Advocacy Office – in Dawson Creek.In partnership with the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, the PRRD chose to begin a project to provide landowners with information that can help them negotiate surface leases and right of way with the oil and gas industry.The 18 month, $240,000 contract, has been awarded to a joint venture between New Harvest Media Inc. and Aspen Grove Property Services. The services offered by the venture will be free for anyone to use.- Advertisement -There will be two components of the office, a physical building and an online website with a searchable database, says Anne Clayton, principal of Aspen Grove Property Services.Clayton says the project came about because there is a large problem in BC with having farmers and other landowners feeling pressured into allowing the oil and gas industry to lease their land in a short period of time, which she hopes the new office will help alleviate.[asset|aid=3102|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=632bccaecaed37ca62b10ecfac73e1c0-Clayton 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Although she says the new amendments to the Oil and Gas Activities Act may prove to be helpful for landowners when dealing with industry, she stresses that it will take time to see if they actually work.[asset|aid=3103|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=632bccaecaed37ca62b10ecfac73e1c0-Clayton 2_1_Pub.mp3] She adds that the office will simply be there to ensure landowners are treated fairly in negotiations.One of the difficulties in the process is determining the appropriate land pricing.Advertisement Clayton says currently, her office goes through a lengthy process to acquire the information.However, she hopes the new office will be able to compile a database of past agreements, updating it throughout the length of the contract, to make available online.The office will be available for all landowners dealing with the oil and gas industry, but Clayton adds that they will also be able to work with landowners that might be dealing with other organizations, such as BC Hydro.last_img read more

Ramos charged by UEFA with drawing deliberate booking

first_img0Shares0000Ramos was booked late in the first leg against Ajax © AFP/File / EMMANUEL DUNANDPARIS, France, Feb 26 – Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos was charged by UEFA on Tuesday for “receiving a yellow card on purpose” during their Champions League last-16 tie with Ajax.The Spaniard was booked for a tackle on Kasper Dolberg in Real’s 2-1 first-leg victory in Amsterdam on February 13, two minutes after Marco Asensio scored the winning goal. Three yellow cards bring a one-match suspension but Ramos may have seen sitting out the second match against Ajax as preferable to potentially missing a match later in the competition.UEFA said that Ramos’ case would be dealt with on Thursday.European football’s governing body set a precedent last season when Real full-back Dani Carvajal was suspended for two games after initially earning a booking in the group stage.The 32-year-old Ramos said the day after the match that he did not “force the card”.But straight after the game, he had appeared to admit that he got himself booked on purpose.“The truth is that given the result I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t something I had in mind,” Ramos had said.“It is not to underestimate the opponent but sometimes there is a time to make decisions and I have done so.”Real resume their bid for a fourth consecutive Champions League title in the return leg against Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 5.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Tuesday, August 25

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester United will press on with a £240million pursuit of Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar Neymar — and want him to be the global face of the club. (The Sun)Meanwhile, Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal  has been told by Real Madrid that Welsh star Gareth Bale is not for sale at any price. (Daily Mail)Chelsea are determined to land Juventus star Paul Pogba in a £70million deal before the window shuts. Blues bosses have become worried by the midfield partnership of Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas, with the defending champions conceding seven goal in their opening three Premier League games. (Evening Standard)Arsene Wenger is plotting a stunning late move for Paris Saint-German’s, with the Gunners still desperate to sign a top class striker this summer. (Daily Mirror)Despite halting a move for former QPR midfielder Joey Barton last week, West Ham are planning to resurrect the deal, with Chelsea winger Victor Moses also a target as Slaven Bilic looks to add wide options to his side. (Evening Standard)The Hammers’ bid to sign Emmanuel Adebayor on loan from Tottenham is also back on. Spurs are prepared to pay a significant portion of his wages to get him out of White Hart Lane. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…MANCHESTER UNITED:West Ham target season loan move for Man United starlet Adnan JanuzajBarcelona boss Luis Enrique tight lipped over Neymar to Manchester United rumoursMan United blow! Thomas Muller not for sale, insists Bayern Munich directorAjax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen rules out replacing David De Gea at Manchester UnitedWest Brom target Manchester United defender Jonny Evans as Joleon Lescott is told he can leaveLIVERPOOL:Mario Balotelli set to seal AC Milan switch after Liverpool agree to pay part of striker’s wagesBlow for Liverpool! Inter Milan leading chase for Anfield-linked LavezziTOTTENHAM:Tottenham target Saido Berahino chased by 15 clubs, claims West Brom boss Tony PulisWest Brom reject transfer request by Saido Berahino amid Tottenham linksOTHER:Exclusive – Kop idol Jamie Carragher urges John Stones to reject Chelsea and stay at EvertonKevin De Bruyne: Bayern Munich rule out rivalling Manchester City for £50m-rated Belgian starArsenal and Chelsea set to miss out as Serie A side Bologna close on £5m starletWest Ham transfer news: Juventus striker Simone Zaza lined up for Upton Park loan switchEverton and West Ham chase Roma forward Juan IturbeFormer Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman close to Sunderland loan moveClaudio Ranieri: In-from Leicester star Riyad Mahrez not for sale at any priceNorwich will not sell Lewis Grabban to ‘direct rivals’ after two Bournemouth bidsBEST OF SOCIAL MEDIA:Arsenal blow! Karim Benzema rubbishes exit rumours claiming Real Madrid is his ‘home’last_img read more

Chelsea defender seals new Championship loan move

first_img1 Chelsea defender Tomas Kalas has made the short trip across west London to join Fulham on a season-long loan deal.Kalas has spent the last 18 months on loan at Middlesbrough and the north east club had hoped to land him permanently this summer.However, the 23-year-old, who has made four appearances for Chelsea since arriving in 2010, has opted for a loan a little closer to home.And the centre-back, who can also operate on the right side of defence, reckons his new club are capable of winning promotion back to the Premier League.He told the club’s official website: “Hopefully promotion or at least play-offs. When I was at Middlesbrough nobody expected us to get to the play-offs and we got there.“After the last two seasons, nobody expects Fulham to be that high but why not? After two bad seasons should come a better one. “Fulham were really active, trying to reach me and call me. I could really see that the club wants me.“I’m quite happy then to sign because when you see the interest that’s one of the most important things.” Tomas Kalas last_img read more


first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: The annual Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge, a 10 mile event round the scenic Isle of Doagh starting in the village of Ballyliffin and finishing on the stunning Pollan Beach, takes place this Saturday.This is my invitation to you to join us at 2pm – and join hundreds of others who are ready to take the Challenge whether it’s to walk/jog or run.Described by donegaldaily.com last year as the world’s most scenic run, it certainly is. Once again joggers, walkers and runners are expected from throughout these islands – and all and more are welcome to join in.An added aspect to the ocassion this year are races for primary school children simply turn up for a 2.30pm start on the beach and away you go. This addition will add to the family involvement of the entire day.The 1K run on Pollan Beach will ensure a family occasion. This proved very popular in 2012.Your school is invited to encourage children under your care to attend. • No entry fee (simply turn up)• Certificates for all• Cream Eggs/ Easter Eggs to top 20Races:U-11 girls (from 2003/2004/2005) U-11 boys (from 2003/2004/2005)Over 11 girls (at primary school)Over 11 boys (at primary school)It’s a fun event with a slight competitive edge… Registration is at the Ballyliffin Hotel from 11 am or better still pre enter by logging in to www.visitballyliffin.com which also outlines accommodation choices for the visitor or failing that send an email to ballyliffincoastalchallenge@gmail.com indicating your participation  to avoid the queue.Post race refreshments for participants in coastal event in Ballyliffin Lodge. Check it out on facebook searching for Ballyliffin International 10 ml coastal challenge – and keep an eye here on donegaldaily.com.WORLD’S MOST SPECTACULAR 10-MILE CHALLENGE IN BALLYLIFFIN THIS SATURDAY was last modified: March 28th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:WORLD’S MOST SPECTACULAR 10-MILE CHALLENGE IN BALLYLIFFIN THIS SATURDAYlast_img read more


first_imgThe Good Morning Service County Donegal is launching a new project the ‘Friendly Face Befriending Scheme’, covering the Inishowen Primary care area.This new addition is a natural progression for the organisation and will supplement the existing and very successful telephone contact service. It will encompass of all the traditional high standards and qualities associated with The Good Morning Service.The Friendly Face Befriending Scheme will be aimed at further reducing the social isolation of people over the age of 60yrs in the Inishowen community through the matching of a volunteer befriender with an individual who may feel socially isolated or vulnerable. Volunteers will participate in comprehensive training and have Garda Clearance before they are matched with a befriendee. The Befriendee can look forward to having a visit from their befriender each week.The Befriending scheme will take referrals from health care professionals or community organisations and from family and friends; the befriendee will have to complete a short application form and will be visited by the Friendly Face Befriending Scheme Project Organiser in their home at an agreed time.If you are interested in either using the service or becoming a Volunteer Befriender or just require more information contact Liam Hargan, Project Organiser on 07493 21598 or email: ffbefriending@gmail.com.LOCAL NEWS: FRIENDLY FACE SERVICE FOR INISHOWEN was last modified: February 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: FRIENDLY FACE SERVICE FOR INISHOWENlast_img read more

San Francisco Giants 2019 transaction tracker

first_imgAt his introductory press conference in November, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi stated that no transaction was “too small to not be worth a certain level of effort and detail.”Zaidi is a man of his word.Since his hiring, the Giants have completely turned over the back end of their roster and have made several significant moves in efforts to create more depth. It’s nearly impossible to follow every Giants transaction, but that’s why we’ve created your 2019 San …last_img