What number could Carrasco wear with the Atlético shirt?

first_imgDalian Yifang Midfield playerBelgium Carrasco Carrasco’s return to Atlético has become one of the most surprising movements at the end of the winter market. The Belgian returns to the club rojiblanco to reinforce a very needy offensive goal zone and opens an incognito for mattress fans who want to get their shirt: What number will you wear?The 26-year-old has few alternatives on his arrival, since with the squad formed since summer the usual numbers in the strikers are taken. The ’10’ that Carrasco was wearing at the time of leaving Atlético has Correa since the summer of 2018, when he changed it to the ’11’ he had previously carried. All players of the first team (22) have their assigned number and cannot change it at their own will midway through the course. However, the number that Carrasco wore on his arrival at Atlético in the summer of 2015 If you are free to screen it on your red and white shirt: the ’21’.center_img The tip played at Atlético with that number in the 2015-16 season, where he played 43 games and scored five goals, one of them in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. From the next campaign he picked up the ’10’ of the gamer that Óliver Torres had left free and that accompanied him in his last year and a half of rojiblanco and in his two years in China. With the Belgian national team, he settled down with ’11’ behind his back after playing ‘7’, ’10’, ’18’ and ’21’ depending on the calls. That ’21’ that Lucas Hernández left free last summer At Atlético and since then nobody has picked up at the club. Carrasco during his career he also used the ’17’ in Monaco for three seasons, before catching the ’10’ in the course prior to making the jump to Atlético. The ’17’ is owned by Saponjic in the mattress template. The other two unused numbers in Atlético are Number 3′, which until summer belonged to Filipe Luis before heading to Brazil and the ’25’, which usually corresponds to the third goalkeeper of the template. Also if a last minute player came out I could give him an alternative, although it seems unlikely. If the logical canons are met, Carrasco will use the ’21’ again as he did on his arrival at the club during a course.last_img read more

Max Holloway’s health scare underlines MMA’s inherent risks

first_imgMOST READ FILE – In this Thursday, April 5, 2018, file photo, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway gestures while responding to reporters’ questions during Media Day for UFC 223 at the Barclays Center in New York, ahead of his lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)LAS VEGAS — Max Griffin isn’t proud of his reaction after he heard UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway dropped out of his fight against Brian Ortega with apparent symptoms of a concussion.“To me, we’re fighters,” said Griffin, a UFC welterweight. “We always have a concussion, you know?”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Perry — who has his nickname, “Platinum,” tattooed above his right eye in a cursive green script — is a wild man even by MMA’s heightened standards, and he shares Griffin’s raised-eyebrow curiousness about the seriousness of Holloway’s injury. Perry also reaped a benefit from Holloway’s absence in this merciless sport: His bout against Paul Felder was elevated to the pay-per-view portion of the UFC 226 card.Yet Perry expressed support for Holloway’s decision, and he fully realizes he’ll eventually pay for his own reckless mentality in the cage.“I’m waiting to see what happens to me, because I get hit, but I kind of like it,” Perry said. “I can take a shot. I’ve got that platinum cranium.”Perry epitomized many MMA brawlers’ mindset when he acknowledged that he sometimes “got bored” in training camp before he moved to a new gym this year.“So I started getting punched in the face, because it made me feel like I was having more fun or something,” Perry said with a grin. “It made me feel alive.”As with many brain injuries in the cloistered world of combat sports training camps, it’s unclear when Holloway’s symptoms began or what caused them. UFC President Dana White said Holloway is still being examined to determine the root of his problem.“Some people think it’s concussion-related, and some people think it’s weight cut-related,” White said. “According to him, he feels fine. But he doesn’t feel fine. There’s no way he’s going to fight anytime soon.”Ortega won’t fight a replacement opponent at UFC 226, his manager confirmed Thursday. The UFC attempted to book several replacement bouts, possibly for an interim title, but Ortega elected to preserve his health and his title shot.Many fighters also wondered aloud whether Holloway’s problems were related to his weight cut — the torturous process of dropping pounds in the last few days before a bout. Holloway attempted a severe cut in March to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title on six days’ notice, but was pulled out by his doctors when his health declined.Holloway’s representatives said he hadn’t even started the serious deprivation necessary for the final cut, but veteran fighters still know all about the disruption caused by each step in the process, which has led to deaths in MMA and boxing. “If I’ve got a fight, I’m fighting,” said Griffin (14-4), who takes on Curtis Millender at UFC 226 on Saturday. “If you’re going to wheel me out there, put me in a wheelchair and drop me in there, I’m going to fight, dude.”The fighters on the UFC 226 undercard reacted to Holloway’s absence Thursday with a mix of concern, disappointment and calculated obliviousness. He made two trips to the emergency room this week after his coaches and management noticed he was acting unusually, speaking strangely and struggling to awake from a nap.“It’s extremely scary,” said Anthony Pettis, the former UFC champion who lost a title fight to Holloway in December 2016. “That’s life-changing. I love fighting, but I love my life more. You get concussion syndrome, and you literally can’t look at your phone or drive at night. I want to do be a fighter, but that changes your life forever.”Indeed, developing the mindset of a successful MMA fighter is literally about believing you can avoid getting hurt, since that would mean your opponent is succeeding.“Yes, I am a risk-taker,” welterweight Mike Perry said. “I believe there’s a lot of money in risk. Risk equals reward. Let’s go get paid.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Critical stretch 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Weight cut dangers are an urgent topic throughout combat sports, and the UFC has tried safety measures, including early weigh-ins. Nothing has stopped fighters from stretching their bodies to the limit, preferring to take another risk in a profession that demands the acceptance of daunting odds.“It’s only a matter of time until something really bad happens in the UFC to one of us,” lightweight Michael Chiesa said. “(Holloway) is a guy like myself that has to put himself through the wringer to make weight. I just can’t imagine what would have happened if he had thrown himself in a hot bath and really depleted himself.“I’m sure he didn’t willingly take himself out of the fight. I’m sure they had to make the decision for him.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Griffin knows his instinctive skepticism about Holloway’s injury isn’t healthy. He also isn’t afraid to acknowledge the fundamental illogic behind all mixed martial arts fighters’ decision to pursue a career in a sport that is designed to hurt them.“We always have concussion-like symptoms, (but) I’ve been in fights where I couldn’t see, and I didn’t say, ‘I can’t see,’” Griffin said Thursday. “We have concussions all the time. Like all the time. We have mild ones from getting hit, even not getting hit. You’ll be just kind of woozy today, or whatever. You just fight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Griffin knows people who have suffered or died from brain injuries, and he missed a fight last year after a training drill against a heavyweight led to a broken rib that nearly punctured his lung. He also quit his steady corporate job at Blue Shield of California in January to pursue MMA as a full-time occupation.For any pro fighter, the financial and competitive rewards are simply stronger than the risks.last_img read more

F2 survives Petron in five-set thriller to take PSL Finals Game 1

first_imgMOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names “If we want to win we have to win on our volition and not on our opponent’s mistakes.”Mary Joy Baron and Aby Maraño added 15 and 10 points, respectively, for the Cargo Movers while Desiree Cheng and Mich Morente combined for 16 points.Bernadeth Pons and Mika Reyes had 14 points apiece to lead Petron while Aiza Maizo-Pontillas added 13.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Ara Galang unloaded 18 points to lead the Cargo Movers, who need one more win to secure the championship against their rivals.F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus said his team had lapses especially with its over aggressiveness in trying to break the Blaze Spikers’ defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“That Petron team has few areas we can take advantage of so what happened was we had a lot of unforced errors,” said De Jesus in Filipino. “I just told my team that this is the championship and that we will get our points on our own and not from the opponents’ errors.”The Cargo Movers scored on 25 points off of Petron’s errors, but the Blaze Spikers got 39 free points due to F2’s miscues. 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew F2 Logistics moved earth and sky to take a 1-0 series lead against Petron in a five-set slugfest, 18-25, 25-23, 20-25, 29-27, 16-14, in the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference finals Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? ‘Miracles can happen’ with Guiao as Asian Games coach Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to Westlast_img read more

Taxi driver charged with careless driving

first_imgAs Police seek to clamp down on drivers who are careless on the roadways, a taxi driver was on Wednesday charged with careless driving and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Justin Court, 32, of Georgetown, pleaded guilty after the charge was read to him by Magistrate Judy Latchman.The charge stated that on August 26, 2016 at Thomas and Quamina Streets, Georgetown, Court drove his motor car without due care and attention thereby causing damage to another vehicle.He explained that on the day in question, he was given the go-ahead by another driver to pass and while doing so another vehicle emerged from the opposite side, causing the collision.The prosecution had no objection to bail; however, it noted that the defendant failed to stop thereby causing the other vehicle involved in the accident to suffer extensive damage.A not-guilty plea was entered after his explanation to the court.He was granted ,000 bail and was scheduled to next appear on September 27, 2016.last_img read more

IREDD Endorses U.S. Call for Immediate Runoff

first_imgMr. Aidoo: “IREDD calls for the adherence of legislative rules on record of the votes to improve transparency…” Amid mixed reactions from Liberians on the recent statement by United States Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Christine Elder, expressing confidence in the integrity of the October 10 presidential and legislative elections and urging all parties to speed up with the runoff process, a civil society organization (CSO) has welcomed the United States’ position, arguing that the October 10 elections did not reflect what most of the aggrieved political parties have stated as systemic fraud and irregularities.The Institute for Research & Democratic Development (IREDD) that works with independent international organizations to help people in conflict to prevent violence, resolve conflict and promote peaceful societies said, “While we acknowledge that there were isolated irregularities as a result of incompetence, those issues are not sufficient to undermine the fundamental integrity of the electoral process.”IREDD Executive Director Harold M. Aidoo added: “We, therefore, urge all political parties, particularly the aggrieved parties, to put country above self and personal and political interest and allow the transition process to proceed.”Liberia not an islandPointing out to political parties and individuals that Liberia is an independent sovereign nation, Aidoo said Liberia is part of the comity of nations and signatory to several international protocols and instruments which Liberia is bound to uphold.“Many countries have vested interests in the peace and security of this nation as much as every Liberian does,” Aidoo stated.More importantly, he said the just ended October 10 elections were largely funded by international partners and donors, therefore for any political party or group of people to think that “we are a sovereign nation and so we can do anything and the comity of nations or the global world would sit idly by and watch, they are sadly mistaken.”NEC & Supreme Court are advisedIREDD welcomed the urgency with which the NEC has accorded the hearing process so far and further called on the NEC to exercise impartiality, professionalism, and urgency to bring the matter to a close. IREDD also advised the Supreme Court to render its decision based on the supreme interest of the country.“IREDD believes that Liberia is our common political interest, therefore in the midst of all the legal claims and political bickering, we must never compromise our country’s interest, the security of our state must never be threatened and our emerging democracy must never fail,” he said.Salutes candidatesIREDD applauded all the Representative-elects and welcomed them to the 54th Legislature, saying that it will be reaching out to these candidates to discuss  how to support them and their staff to enable them to work more effectively for the Liberian people. IREDD also recognized members of the 53rd Legislature who have been reelected to form part of the 54th Legislature and congratulated them for the confidence they continue to enjoy from their respective constituencies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

6 foreign females detained after Rosignol night club raid

first_imgPolice in Berbice have detained a female night club manager and six femaleSome of the liquor that has been seizedforeign nationals suspected to be victims of trafficking in persons (TIP) following a crackdown exercise on Friday evening at Rosignol, West Coast Berbice (WCB).The females have been taken into custody and are assisting with further investigations.A joint search of the entertainment establishment was also reportedly carried out by ranks of the Guyana Police Force and the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA) Enforcement Department, during which an assortment of uncustomed alcohol was seized from the premises.last_img read more

Govt, Princess Casino collude to quash Marriott Casino tenders – Jagdeo

first_img…new casino would have ensured competition, raked in finances for GuyanaOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has accused the Government and the authorities of Princess Hotel and Casino of working in tandem to ensure that the realisation of another casino at the Marriott Hotel did not take place so as to cement a monopoly in the casino business.Minister within the Finance Ministry, Jaipaul SharmaThe Opposition Leader recently expressed his dissatisfaction with the actions of Government for poorly handling the tendering process for this initiative.“Minister Jaipaul Sharma said that they met also with everyone else under the sun. So, according to Sharma when he met with the Princess officials, he was told they had made appointments with other Ministers including Jordan, then Minister of State Joseph Harmon, then Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin and Minister Amna Ally. I was the first Minister that readily agreed to meet with them so why would the person mention to the reporter that AHI [Atlantic Hotel Inc] squashed the expression of interest because of a private meeting with a Minister? This stinks.”He emphasised that the scrapping of the tenders for the establishment of the Marriott Hotel’s casino occurred because of the unethical and questionable actions of some Government Ministers with regard to them secretly meeting with a bidder of the project and this was part of a plan to ensure that the Princess Hotel Casino did not have competition in that business.“The Ministers and the people who are putting out the bid, the Board, are complicit in this, they have achieved their purpose; we have nothing now. There is no competition, there is no competition, so because when you have one operating casino you get all the benefits. So, this stinks too.”Jagdeo stated that this entire situation fits in with the Government’s corruption theme that it continues to promote and that had the Administration pursued the Marriott Casino project in the transparent manner that was necessary, then the country would have gained a lot financially.“Remember this was supposed to be a corrupt PPP [People’s Progressive Party] project – the Marriott Hotel and it is supposed to be a hospital; they were converting it, now it is probably one of the most profitable hotels anywhere in the world. And they need more rooms; in fact, I am hearing they want to expand. And the Government owns 100 per cent of it, but the value would substantially be enhanced if you had a casino operation there too. Because people pay a premium for that licence so the value to our country and to the treasury would be greatly enhanced,” he explained.Jagdeo added that since it was a fruitful initiative that would have benefited Guyana immensely, the Opposition believed that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration would have pursued such plans, since the results would have eventually benefited the Guyanese populace.Recently, Minister within the Finance Ministry, Jaipaul Sharma, insisted that he was the one who “blew the whistle” on the Marriott tendering process, which appeared to have been flawed and subsequently it was quashed.This was after he had been reportedly accused of secretly meeting with representatives of Princess Group, which runs Princess Casino.The Turkish-controlled group was one of a number of investors which signalled intentions to run a casino operation at the State-owned Marriott, in Kingston.The Princess Group and a Surinamese investor were said to be frontrunners while the evaluation process was being conducted in 2018.However, the process was scrapped after the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), that is mandated to handle investments, said it was alerted to an irregular meeting and correspondence between the group and Minister Sharma.The AHI is the NICIL special purpose company that owns Marriott, a 197-room hotel that opened in 2015, whose financing structure had depended on a casino and entertainment centre to make enough money to repay up to US$30 million in debts to the banks and other creditors.The Government of Guyana took over the loan after Marriott was unable to pay.It was decided that an unfinished section of the hotel would be opened for investment in a casino.last_img read more

Weekend Warriors win 1st Annual Black Swan Bombers Mixed Slow Pitch Tournament

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The 1st Annual Black Swan Bombers Mixed Slow Pitch Tournament was held in Taylor Last weekend.The tournament had 11 teams competing in three different divisions for $8,000 in cash prizes. Nine of the 11 teams won cash prizes during the tournament.When all was said and done the Weekend Warriors were crowned A division champions while Beauty and the Beasts won the B division and the Stingers won the C division. Jamie Harrington and Alex Neily were both winners at the home run derby.- Advertisement -Results from the tournament are shown below:Division A:Weekend Warriors – $2,500BC Slam – $1,200Krush – $600Division B:Advertisement Beauty and the Beasts – $1,250The Randos – $750Silver Bullets – $400Division C: HL Stingers – $700Fort Motor Boaters – $400Pitchslaps – $200last_img read more

Consensus on immigration reform closer, Bush says

first_imgWASHINGTON – President Bush, promoting bipartisan immigration talks as they reach a critical stage, said Saturday that Republicans and Democrats are building consensus that could produce a bill this year. “I am optimistic we can pass a comprehensive immigration bill and get this problem solved for the American people this year,” Bush said in his weekly radio address. Bush used the address to put pressure on senators as they prepare to hold a vote on the contentious issue next week. Signing an overhaul into law would be viewed as a marquee domestic achievement for the president. He has dispatched two members of his Cabinet, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, to Capitol Hill for almost daily closed-door meetings with a handful of Republicans and Democrats to cut an immigration deal. The group is eyeing a Tuesday deadline for a compromise. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “These meetings have been productive. We’ve been addressing our differences in good faith, and we’re building consensus. Both Republicans and Democrats understand that successful immigration reform must be bipartisan,” Bush said. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., thanked Bush for “addressing the nation on this critical issue and emphasizing the common goals that we share. “The American people will be watching and waiting to see if the Senate can come together on immigration reform and strike the right balance between strengthening our security and our economy and enacting laws that uphold the humanity and dignity of those who come here seeking a better life,” Kennedy said. last_img read more

Hoffenheim aiming to make history at Anfield

first_imgSharesHoffenheim midfielder Kerem Demirbay (R) grapples with Liverpool midfielder Roberto Firmino during the Champions League qualifier first leg in Sinsheim, Germany, on August 15, 2017 © AFP/File / Daniel ROLANDBERLIN, Germany, Aug 22 – Hoffenheim head to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool bidding to make history by overturning a 2-1 deficit in Wednesday’s Champions League play-off second leg to become the first German club to win at Anfield.Liverpool looked to have planted one foot in the group phase after going 2-0 up in last week’s first leg in Germany, only for Mark Uth’s 87th-minute reply to bring Hoffenheim right back into the tie. The Germans are bidding to reach the Champions League’s group stage for the first time in the club’s history.Liverpool though have yet to lose at home to German opposition in 14 matches at home in European competition with 11 wins and three draws.“There is always the first time, we want to win the game, but there is the additional attraction of writing our own success story,” Hoffenheim’s 24-year-old Germany midfielder Kerem Demirbay told German daily Bild.“It’s a great time to write history.”Although they need to score at least twice, Demirbay insists the Germans will not be intimidated by Anfield, but are full of respect for Klopp’s side.“One has to say, they are simply a good team, but we are also good,” said Demirbay.“We’re not Liverpool, but we can go there with our heads held high and play without fear.“We’re good enough to survive there too and score at least two goals.”Demirbay says the novelty of playing in the electric atmosphere of Anfield will motivate the Germans.“It can also give us a push, because none of us have experienced an atmosphere like Anfield.“I won’t be intimidated, quite the opposite.“I think it’s great when you come across a mood like that in a stadium. It’s inspiring.”Shares(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more