The sports director of Juve unveils an operation with Barça with two players

first_imgFabio Paratici, Juventus sports director, spoke in ‘Sky Sport’ before the match with Parma and revealed a possible Barça operation: “We are talking to Barcelona about two boys. We have had some years with us Matheus Pereira, a good player, coach, but who needs a certain type of game to express his best level. “We have seen a player of his (from Barcelona), Marquis, who has characteristics of a typical striker for Italian football and we are proceeding because we think it can be good for both clubs“. Matheus Pereira, midfielder born in Rio de Janeiro in 1998, belongs to Juventus since 2016, and was handed over last summer to the French Dijon after accumulating just three games last year.Juventus plans to separate from the Brazilian to incorporate Barcelona striker B Marqués, a player born in 2000 that measures more than 190 centimeters which, according to the Turin sports direction, adapts more to the characteristics of the Serie A.Paratici also referred to an operation that was revealed a few days ago of a possible Bernardeschi-Rakitic barter: “It was an idea that came out this summer, now I can say that there was no concrete interest.”last_img read more

Rafa Nadal inaugurates its new ‘Rafa Nadal Academy’ in Kuwait

first_imgThe Spanish Rafael Nadal, winner of 19 Grand Slam tournaments and one of many fundamental figures in the historical past of tennis, inaugurates this Wednesday in Kuwait the ‘Rafa Nadal Academy’, his first academy outdoors of Spain and the second after the one he opened virtually 4 years in the past in his native Manacor.The new college of the Mallorcan super-champion, double Olympic champion (particular person, in the Video games of Beijing’08; and doubles in these of Rio’16, Brazil), with 84 ATP titles and 5 instances winner of the Davis Cup with Spain; It’s situated in the ‘Shaikh Jaber Al Abdullah Al Jaber Al Sabah Tennis Complicated’. A fancy of 263,430 sq. meters with a multipurpose pavilion with capability for 5,000 spectators, a secondary stadium with capability for 1,500 and one other 16 tennis courts, of which eight are coated and plenty of others open air; which make it the most important worldwide tennis academy in the complete Center East. The Rafa Nadal Academy of Kuwait joins the Manacor Academy, based in 2016; and to the tennis facilities opened final yr in Cancun (Mexico) and in Halkidiki (Greece), linked to the report holder of titles (35) in Masters 1000 tournaments, essentially the most prestigious after the Grand Slam.The spotlight of the inauguration is the exhibition match that Nadal will play on Wednesday afternoon and one other glory of Spanish tennis, his good friend from Alicante David Ferrer -removed final season, however who stays lively in the Legends circuit-, winner of 27 ATP titles and who turned third in the world.The tracks of the Rafa Nadal Academy in Kuwait are geared up with essentially the most superior know-how in phrases of floor and different elements; and its stands, which mix mounted and folding seats, have been designed by British architect Norman Foster.The venture has been developed along with the Tamdeen group -owner of the big procuring heart to which the sports activities advanced is related by one in all its wings-, and can be led by the Portuguese extenist Nuno Marques and by the trainers displaced to Kuwait by the Rafa Nadal Academy.last_img read more

Horford, Irving lead Celtics past Bucks

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo leaps for a dunk but is fouled by Boston Celtics’ Aron Baynes during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks wanted to play a game in the aging arena where the team got its start to celebrate the franchise’s half-century in existence.Al Horford and the Boston Celtics spoiled the party.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Martina Hingis to retire again after WTA Finals 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Horford had 27 points and nine rebounds, held league scoring leader Giannis Antetokounmpo in check for longstretches and sank back-to-back 3-pointers late in the third quarter as the Celtics beat the Bucks 96-89 on Thursday night.“He was great on both ends of the floor,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “He guarded Giannis a large part of the night and I thought did a great job on him and then he obviously hit the big 3s.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogKyrie Irving added 24 points and seven assists for Boston, which avenged a loss to Milwaukee in Boston earlier this month.The game was played at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly known as the MECCA, which served as the Bucks’ home from 1968 until the team moved into the Bradley Center in 1988. The Bucks chose to play one game this season at the 11,000-seat arena to mark the team’s 50th anniversary. The Bucks will move into a new arena next season. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny The Celtics grabbed control in the fourth, building a 12-point lead midway through the period before Tony Snell sank back-to-back 3-pointers, bringing the capacity crowd to its feet and forcing a timeout. The Celtics quickly built the lead back to double digits, but the Bucks briefly rallied again. Brogdon’s layup brought Milwaukee within five points with just under 4 minutes remaining but the Bucks would get no closer.The Celtics jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the first quarter and led 28-23 after the period, led by Irving’s nine points. The Bucks led 44-43 at the half on a late running dunk by Middleton. Irving had 16first-half points.TIP-INSCeltics: G Marcus Smart, who sat out the previous two games with a sprained left ankle, returned to action, scoring eight points in 26 minutes. … F Daniel Theis made his first career start.Bucks: Brogdon returned after missing one game with a left ankle sprain. … DeAndre Liggins received a technical foul after blocking Terry Rozier’s shot, then standing over him after he fell to the floor.RETURN TO THE MECCAThe game was played on a replica of the colorful MECCA court, designed by pop artist Robert Indiana in 1977. “It’s a little cozy,” Bucks coach Jason Kidd said of the arena.Stevens made several trips to the arena while coaching in college at Butler University, a one-time Horizon League member along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which plays its home games there. “It’s fun to be part of these types of games, when you talk about the history of this building and what it has meant to Milwaukee and the NBA,” Stevens said.The Bucks wore uniforms designed after those from their inaugural season in 1968. Jon McGlocklin, known as “Mr. Buck,” addressed the crowd before the game. McGlocklin played on the first team, scored the first basket in team history and started on the 1971 championship squad. He’s a long-time television analyst for the team.ARENA ACCOLADES“It was great to see the intimacy of those seats out there, as well as the fans kind of being right on top of us,” Irving said.Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, who was born two years after Milwaukee played its last game at the arena, enjoyed the experience. “It was a cool experience playing here and hearing a lot of stories from local people in Milwaukee when they attended games here.”Milwaukee center John Henson described the conditions on the court as “chilly,” but he appreciated the opportunity, nonetheless. “I thought the floor was nice. It was cool just to see the colors.”UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Miami on Saturday night.Bucks: Visit Atlanta on Sunday to start a six-game road trip.center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Antetokounmpo had 28 points. Khris Middleton and Malcolm Brogdon added 15 apiece.Antetokounmpo, who came into the game leading the league with nearly 37 points per game, scored just 11 in the first half before matching that total in the third quarter as the Bucks built a seven-point lead midway through the period.“(Antetokounmpo) is a guy that wills his way to the paint, and the big challenge for me was to stay between him and the basket and make him shoot over me,” Horford said.Horford held Antetokounmpo in check until the third quarter.“In the first half, I couldn’t make plays for my team because there was a lot of people in the paint,” Antetokounmpo said. “In the second half, things opened up a little bit. I was trying to be aggressive and make something happen.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

SemCams Pipeline Hearing

first_imgToday is the scheduled National Energy Board hearing date for the Redwillow Pipeline Project in the South Peace, at the Best Western Inn in Dawson Creek.SemCams, Alberta’s largest licensed sour gas processor is, proposing to build the 150 kilometer pipeline, southwest of Tumbler Ridge, for just over 160 million dollars.It would connect with the company’s existing gas transmission system near Grovedale, southwest of Grande Prairie.- Advertisement -It would transport 70 million cubic feet of sour gas daily, from two northeast BC producers but, there’s opposition, on this side of the border.As of last report, the Peace River Regional District and the City of Fort St. John were among those who had filed for intervener status.They’re expected to argue most of the project benefits will go to Alberta, which will house all of the gas processing facilities. Advertisementlast_img read more

EPS recruitment in Fort St. John on Thursday

first_imgThe Edmonton Police Service is recruiting members for its team. Representatives from the EPS will be holding an information session in Fort St. John this Thursday. Officers say they are looking for the best applicants to fill up the EPS’s two classes in September and December.There is room for 55 recruits in each class. Representatives will also be talking about possible salaries, relocation incentives, and the application process.- Advertisement -Candidates must meet a minimum health requirement, as well as have a Grade 12 High School Diploma by Alberta Standards or high-school equivalency. For more information call Constable Sue Boonstra at 780-421-3547, or visit the EPS website at The session will begin at 7 pm on Thursday at the Pomeroy Hotel.Advertisementlast_img read more

B.C. Hydro helps out at Day of Caring in Hudson’s Hope

first_imgUnited Way Northern B.C. Days of Caring is an event where local companies, organizations or groups work with United Way Northern B.C. to complete hands-on projects. The Hudson’s Hope Playschool is an organization that relies on volunteers to help provide its programs for children aged 30 months to six years old, and President Karen Kehl says the support was much appreciated. “On behalf of the Hudson’s Hope Playschool I would like to thank B.C. Hydro and in particular the members of the GMS Leadership team for their hard work and support,” she writes in a letter. “A big thank you to United Way for facilitating these partnerships.” Niki Hedges of United Way Northern B.C. adds, “It is very important to help and support communities such as Hudson’s Hope as so often they work in isolation and they need valuable support and this one way United Way could have a positive impact.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Barca thrash Real to move 14 points clear

first_imgSuarez rounded off a flowing counter-attack to open the scoring before Messi blasted home a penalty after Madrid defender Dani Carvajal was sent-off for punching the ball off the goal line.And Messi was the creator as Vidal rubbed salt into Real’s wounds deep into stoppage time.“The league isn’t finished, we haven’t even completed the first half of the season,” claimed Barca boss Ernesto Valverde on his side’s seemingly unassailable advantage.However, victory extends Barca’s unbeaten run to 25 games in all competitions as they moved nine points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid and exacted revenge for a 5-1 thrashing on aggregate in the Spanish Super Cup at the hands of Real in August.Madrid do still have a game in hand over Barca to marginally reduce the gap at the top, but their efforts in the new year are now likely to be more focused on becoming the first side to win three consecutive Champions League titles in over 40 years.“We are down because it is a defeat that hurts,” said Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.“Madrid never give up, whatever happens. It is a difficult moment because we’ve lost by three goals. I could say we don’t deserve it, but that is football.”Despite the clash between the Spanish capital’s and Catalonia’s two giants taking place just two days after three parties favouring independence for the prosperous region from Spain retained an absolute majority in the Catalan parliament, there was little attention paid to politics inside the ground once the action got underway.– Real rue Ronaldo miskick –It could have been very different for the hosts if Ronaldo had buried a huge opportunity when he completely miskicked just 10 minutes in.Real Madrid’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo buried a huge opportunity when he completely miskicked just 10 minutes in © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOBarca didn’t threaten at all until the half hour mark when Messi finally found some room in a congested midfield to pick out Paulinho’s late run and the Brazilian’s acrobatic effort was matched by a flying save from Keylor Navas.Seconds later it was Marc-Andre ter Stegen to demonstrate why he has been one of the keys to Barca’s success this season by getting an outstretched toe to turn Ronaldo’s fiercely struck shot behind.Benzema was inches away from giving Real a half-time lead as he headed against the post two minutes before the break.However, Barca came out a different side in the second period to almost certainly put the title out of Madrid’s reach.“In the second-half we managed to impose our control on the game,” added Valverde.Nine minutes after the break Sergio Busquets’s calm opened up the Madrid midfield as he fed Ivan Rakitic and Sergi Roberto eventually crossed to Suarez to apply the finishing touch.Suarez was spared the embarrassment of missing two huge chances in an incredible goal mouth scramble that led to Barca’s second.Navas saved Suarez’s first effort before he fired against the post with the goal at his mercy, but Paulinho’s follow-up was punched off the line by Dani Carvajal.Messi dispatched the resulting penalty into the top corner to kill the game as a contest and was the creator for Barca’s third in stoppage time when Vidal’s drive squeezed in under Navas.Barca’s perfect weekend was rounded off as Valencia missed the chance to move into second place ahead of Atletico Madrid as they suffered a third defeat in four games.Carlos Bacca scored the only goal as Villarreal won 1-0 at Mestalla and Valencia will also start the new year without top scorer Simeone Zaza, who was sent-off after seeing two yellow cards in 60 seconds just before the hour mark.Atletico were also beaten for the first time in La Liga this season 1-0 at Espanyol on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (2ndL) celebrates with teammates Andres Iniesta, Paulinho and Luis Suarez after scoring during “El Clasico” against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on December 23, 2017 © AFP / Oscar DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Dec 23 – Barcelona took a huge step towards regaining the La Liga title as goals from Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal beat bitter rivals Real Madrid 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday to open up a 14-point lead over the European champions.In a recurring theme of this season Madrid were made to pay for Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema missing first-half chances as Barca took control after half-time.last_img read more

Mining boom threatens national parks

first_imgAs the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, in 2016, approaches, the Bush administration is reaching out to private donors. So far, corporations and private groups have pledged more than $300 million to help clean up the park system, which has been deteriorating ? under inadequate maintenance budgets. Such private help is ? welcome. But it must not become an excuse to place commercial interests above the public’s. ? Among the greatest threats to the national parks, especially in the West, is a recent boom in nearby mining. The annual number of new claims for mining hard-rock minerals, such as gold, copper and uranium, has leaped by tens of thousands since 2003. One reason is that, fueled by a new interest in nuclear power, uranium prices have risen dramatically. ? Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., has introduced legislation that would curb this trend. The Hard-rock Mining and Reclamation Act calls for companies that extract valuable minerals to pay royalties, just as the coal, oil and gas industries must do. It would also forbid mining in sensitive wilderness areas and establish a cleanup fund for abandoned sites. All of these steps are crucial to ensure that the nation’s parks remain a cherished legacy, and to reinforce the idea that they belong to the public. – Providence (R.I.) Journal 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

Chairperson Anitha Soni biography

first_imgAnitha Soni started her career after graduating in Hotel Management in 1978 (31years ago). She was chosen to participate in the US–SA Executive Leadership Development Program (USSALEP) in Boston, USA.  After serving in the Tourism corporate sector and education she founded ASA Tourism Services Group in 1989.involved in both the tourism and technology arenasexecutive management positions in hotel and tourism in SA and the USAlecturing and training many of today’s leaders in the SA tourism industryServed as Special adviser to the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourismexpertise is in demand in the area of policy formulationconsultant in the drafting of the South Africa’s National Tourism White Paperled the development of the Tourist Guiding Policy for S.Adeveloped the Tourism Branch within the then Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and then acted in the capacity of Deputy Director-General of DEATinstrumental in transformation & setting up key tourism institutions and agencies since 1994 – included SATOUR into SA Tourism, KZN Tourism Authority, Durban Africa, Tourism Grading Council, Tourism Enterprise Programmeserved on a number of Tourism Boards – SA Tourism, Tourism KwaZulu Natal, Tourism Durban and the Hospitality Industry Training Board, now THETA.On Steering Committee that developed the Tourism BEE Scorecard and subsequently as the Deputy Chair of the first Tourism BEE Council.Project leader in developing a tourism cluster strategy for Southern Africa for the Southern African Enterprise Network (SAEN) – aimed at drawing meaningful participation of Tourism entrepreneurs within the SADC Region.Leadership development for graduates in Africa – US/SA International Internship programme for tourism and hospitality graduates in Africa.Associate of Tourism Intelligence International (TII) based in Germany and Trinidaddeveloped the Tourism Human Resources Development Plan for the Government of Mozambique – part of a Commonwealth Secretariat co-operation agreementSADC UNIVISA system – European Union project.Established and funded SA’s first Tourism Incubator in Soweto and the tourism information programme, Ubuntu Buddies© .Expanded understanding of impact of Technology on the African Continent – took on the challenge as Managing Director of the WorldSpace AfriStar Business Unit – providing leadership and strategic direction to operations in Europe, UK, Africa and Indian Ocean Islandsserved as a Board member of the Durban Black Business Alliance incorporating the Black Management Forum and Consultative Business Forum in KZNBoard of the Service Leadership Institute based in Hilton Head, USA.Served as Board member of US – SA Executive Leadership Development Program (USSALEP)Awarded – Business Women of the year – Foundation for Excellence – 1995 & 2002 Business Women of the Year –BBQ.manages the Investments of Women in Tourism and Hospitality – incorporated in 1999 – recently merged its investments with other Tourism businesses to form Utembezi Investment Holdings.currently involved in the development of the National Strategy for TourismAnitha is currently completing her MBA specialising in Tourism Development.last_img read more

State of the Nation: what South Africans are looking for

first_img13 June 2014Youth development, jobs, housing and small business support are among the things that ordinary South African will be looking for when President Jacob Zuma delivers his State of the Nation address in Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday.SAnews took to the streets of Cape Town this week to ask people what they hoped to hear in the first State of the Nation address of President Zuma’s new administration.Martin Dirk, from Mitchells Plain, said he would like to hear Zuma outline how jobless and unskilled youth with matric would be helped.“Our children have passed matric and are still struggling to find jobs for years,” Dirk said. ‘My son and daughter both have their matric. My daughter passed matric when she was 18 and she is now 27, still struggling to find a decent job.”Earlier this month, Statistics South Africa released a trends survey that found that the young people of today were likely to struggle to find employment despite being more educated than the older generation.Sakhile Malinga, a local entrepreneur, said he would like to hear the President talking about how the government was going to make it easier to do business.When Zuma named his new Cabinet a few weeks ago, he announced the formation of a new Department of Small Business Development to focus on ensuring that small businesses are given a better chance of survival.“As an entrepreneur, I would like to see what the benefits are for small business,” Malinga said. “I think there are tax benefits and initiatives on receiving contracts. I think the biggest support we would require would be for government to make it easy to do business – proper business, not tender business.”Nwabisa Lindi, a young professional, said housing had in recent weeks dominated the news headlines, and she felt the government needed to ensure that enough was done to scrap housing list corruption and to allow older citizens to be given houses before young people.“I would actually like the President to look into human settlements, because we find that in most cases, in each and every province there will be youngsters getting houses,” Lindi said. “From my experiences, what I know based on recent media reports, in Vukani – an area in Gugulethu in Cape Town – you will find that the identity numbers written there were those of young people born in 1991 to 1986.“My issue is that there are older people who don’t have houses”, Lindi said. “I would like the President or the Department of Human Settlements to prioritise old people. Now that we are experiencing this kind of weather, it is very hard and it is traumatising to wonder how old people live in these conditions.”Nondumiso Matuntuta, a teacher from Khayelitsha, said she would like to hear the President announce new projects around schooling. She said she wanted to hear what Zuma would say about supporting struggling independent schools, as the ones from her area were struggling.The President’s State of the Nation address will be broadcast live on national radio and television from 7pm on Tuesday.Source: read more