Coutinho is Klopp’s ‘plan B’

first_imgThe only impediment they see in a possible return from Coutinho is the price. After two bad seasons, its value has been devalued more than 50% (from 150 to 10/31/18 until the current 70 according to Transfermarkt) but Barcelona will seek a good transfer leave the red numbers of this operation at the minimum possible. Bayern had a 120 million purchase option that it would not execute. The starting price for the Brazilian is still unknown but Barcelona has no intention of returning and will put you on the list of transferable, which could lower this figure compared to the one signed with the muniqueses last summer. Andrew Powell & nbsp; (Liverpool FC via Getty Images) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Andrew Powell (Liverpool FC via Getty Images) Jurgen Klopp is already evaluating new additions for the next transfer market. The German is aware that there are players with good sign that could look for more minutes outside of Anfield (Lallana, Shaqiri …) and also intends to continue propping up the squad to stay in the fight for the big titles.The Premier League leader has Kai Havertz, Bayer Leverkusen midfielder, as a major target for the next summer market but, if the Germans raise the price more than Liverpool wants, Philippe Coutinho appears as option B. Daily Express says that a possible return of the Brazilian to Anfield is feasible as an alternative to Havertz after he has not fit in either Barcelona or Munich. Despite the good personal relationship that Klopp and Coutinho continue to maintain and which they both speak publicly, If Liverpool does not add up, the Brazilian will not return to Anfield. An approach in summerLiverpool already valued the return of Coutinho last summer. The club was looking for a way out and the player was offered to several greats of the Premier who, finally, did not end up taking over the services of the Brazilian. In August, one day after the premiere, Jurgen Klopp did not want to get wet on this option that now reappears on the table. “Our transfer period consisted of looking at options, valuing them and making decisions. That is what we always do. If nothing happened, it was not the best option for us, “ He assured in summer. A year later, Coutinho is back on the list.last_img read more

Exciting finale to Access/Proven tennis

first_imgA nail-biting finish between Wolmer’s Boys’ and Hillel High in the Under-19 boys competition was the feature of the four-day Access/Proven All-Island High School Tennis Tournament, which ended on Sunday at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre at Piccadilly Road in Kingston.The four days of competition saw 34 teams from 17 high schools vying for honours in two age categories, boys and girls’ Under-19 and boys and girls’ Under-15.Hillel, defending champions in the boys’ Under-19, seemed set to retain their title with a 3-2 lead and their two highly fancied doubles teams left to play. The Wolmer’s pair of Kyle Martin and Gregory Spencer, however, scored a very close victory over John Azar Jr and Daniel Hill to make it 3-3.In the next match, Reuben Pinchas and Aman Chatani seemed to have it all sewn up when they moved to a 5-2 lead and served for the match, but Damani Cain, one of Jamaica’s most promising juniors, led a rearguard action with his partner, Mark Hardy, to win 7-5 in the most thrilling match of the four days. They were hoisted on the shoulders of their happy and wildly cheering schoolmates at the end of the match.Montego Bay High School for girls retained their Under-19 title by beating Immaculate Conception 4-2.Immaculate rebounded to win the girls’ Under-15 title by defeating St Andrew High, while Campion College won the boys’ Under-15 by defeating Hillel.Shaeda Nickle of Montego Bay High was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in the Under-19 girls’ class, while Damani Cain from Wolmer’s was the Under-19 boys’ MVP. Campion’s Joseph Richards was the boys’ Under-15 MVP, while Immaculate’s Kailey Chin was the girls’ Under-15 MVP.Immaculate garnered other awards through Alex Marzouca, the Most Disciplined Player, plus the Fair Play Trophy.last_img read more

World Cup winner Lloris fined $65,000 for drunk driving

first_imgTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 English soccer team Tottenham Hotspur’s French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris arrives at Westminster magistrates court to answer a charge of a drinking and driving offense, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — World Cup-winning France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been fined 50,000 pounds ($65,000) and banned from driving for 20 months for drunk driving.The Tottenham goalkeeper was pulled by over by police in central London last month when his Porsche was veering toward parked vehicles before going through a red light. Police discovered vomit in the car and Lloris had to be helped out.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lloris, who was in goal when France beat Croatia in the World Cup final, admitted to the charge of drunk driving during a London court appearance on Wednesday.David Sonn, the lawyer representing the player in court, says “the spectacular fall from grace is not lost on Mr. Lloris.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Threat of typhoons, earthquakes reality for Olympic planning Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Labour Dept to meet with GTU, Education Ministry for conciliation

first_img– GTU President says no formal invite sentThe Labour Department of the Social Protection Ministry has approved the Education Ministry’s request for conciliation in the matter involving the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and its intention to call a nationwide strike on August 27 over the impasse relating to salaries and benefits for teachers.The Education Ministry’s request was made on Thursday and was accepted. As such, the Labour Minister and other officials will try to resolve the issues in a meeting at the Labour Department’s Board Room today (Friday) at 14:00h between the Guyana Teachers’ Union and the Education Ministry.According to a press statement, the Education Ministry’s application was in keeping with the provisions of an extant Collective Labour Agreement. However, itLabour Minister Keith Scottis unclear whether or not GTU will present itself at this latest meeting, given that talks broke down at the two previous meetings. Contacted last Thursday evening, GTU President Mark Lyte indicated that the GTU might not be attending this afternoon’s meeting.“We are not going through any talks, because as far as we are concerned, conciliation has taken place already; the Ministry [of Labour’s] presence was there in the last two meetings,” he stressed.Additionally, Lyte remarked that from his standpoint, he wasn’t even formally invited to the meeting.“I have not received any formal invitation for any meeting, because I’m on the ground out of the area, so we have not received [any] formal invitation; so I don’t know where that is,” the union president pointed out.Guyana Times understands that, under conciliation, Minister with responsibility for Labour, Keith Scott, will attempt to act as a mediator to bring resolution to the matter.Conciliation is reportedly different from arbitration in that an arbitrator would be a neutral person appointed by the minister, rather than the minister himself trying to solve the impasse.The move to install an independent adjudicator was the expressed position of former Education Minister Dr Henry Jeffery, who was also a former Foreign Affairs Minister. When Guyana Times interviewed him last week, he recommended that the GTU request arbitration to help bring the matter to a possible conclusion. At the same time, he reasoned that the GTU should have first requested conciliation from the Labour Department.“My concern with this matter is collective bargaining. When the Government cameGTU President, Mark Lyteinto office, and before…in its manifesto, it promised collective bargaining. Collective bargaining would entail a process that would mean the union does not have to strike,” the former Government official stated last week.In the meanwhile, GTU has been mobilising teachers across various locations, including Georgetown, Bartica, Linden, Berbice and Essequibo. It was only on Thursday that this newspaper published a report wherein the GTU President indicated that Government could face a High Court injunction should it proceed with deduction against the salaries of teachers.Lyte said, too, that the union does not want a confrontation with Government, and noted that GTU has always attempted to solve the situation amicably with the current administration. GTU has rejected Government’s request for teachers to agree to a debunching payoff of $200 million for 2018/19. Lyte said the Union similarly rejected the $700 million cap that was placed on salary increases which was for 2018 only. Government also wants the clothing allowance to remain at $8000, a figure which Lyte said was given in 2011. He said, too, that for Whitley Council Leave, teachers still have to wait four years before getting their one month off, even though the GTU appealed for three years. The union is seeking 40 percent salary increases for its 7000 members.last_img read more

Gang suspect arrested in Prince George

first_imgOne person is in custody after the Prince George RCMP Task Force conducted a six month investigation into the Game Tight Soldiers.Police say the suspect is a high-ranking member of the group and also has ties to the Renegades Motorcycle Gang.- Advertisement -Officers executed search warrants at various properties associated with the suspect. They seized more than $40,000 in cash, three hand guns, a machine gun pistol and eight ounces of cocaine. They also seized several pieces of jewelry, valued at $200,000. They say many of the pieces were custom made and they believe they were stolen.The unnamed suspect has not yet been charged in this case but is in custody on other criminal charges.Police say they will release the person’s name once he has been charged.Anyone with information in regards to gang activity in the area is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP detachment at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sports briefs

first_imgThe U.S. Olympic Committee announced Sunday it has entered an agreement with the university, located about 15 minutes from the Olympics’ athletes village. The U.S. team and staff will be provided with housing, training and restaurant facilities for about 400 Olympians. The games will be from Aug. 8-24. The USOC had a similar site for U.S. athletes in Athens for the 2004 Games at the American University of Greece. Forsberg’s Flyers future uncertain PHILADELPHIA – Peter Forsberg’s future with the Philadelphia Flyers remains uncertain, even after a meeting Sunday with team chairman Ed Snider. Forsberg and Snider agreed to meet again to discuss the team captain’s future with the franchise. Forsberg has been bothered by lingering foot and skate issues that cost him considerable time this season. That has led to speculation the Flyers could shop him around before the Feb. 27 trade deadline. He is playing out the final months of a two-year, $11.5 million contract. Notable TENNIS: Nadia Petrova came back from a set down to beat Lucie Safarova 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 and win the Gaz de France in Paris. It was the Russian’s seventh title and first since beating Tatiana Golovin at Stuttgart, Germany, in October 2006 … The start of the Ericsson International, already hurt by the withdrawal of Serena Williams, was delayed a day in Bangalore, India because of a planned strike in the area aimed at shutting down public services and private businesses. LACROSSE: Jimmy Regan, a former member of the Duke lacrosse team who joined the U.S. Army Rangers, was killed in Iraq, the university said Sunday. He was 26. WINTER SPORTS: Lindsey Kildow won a silver medal behind Anja Paerson in a downhill race in Are, Sweden. Paerson became the first skier to win world championship titles in all five disciplines. The men’s race produced another Scandinavian winner, with Aksel Lund Svindal becoming the first Norwegian to win a world downhill. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Meyer, a four-time Pearl Open champion, collected the first-place check of $12,000 because Fujikawa is an amateur. Japanese professionals Azuma Yano and Yoshinobu Tsukada tied for third at 8-under. 42 people injured at German match HONOLULU – A month after becoming the youngest player in 50 years to make a PGA Tour cut, 16-year-old Tadd Fujikawa shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the Hawaii Pearl Open at Oahu’s Pearl Country Club. Fujikawa birdied two of the final three holes to finish the 54-hole tournament at 11-under 205. Hawaii professional Greg Meyer (67) was second. center_img LEIPZIG, Germany – A state politician demanded a crackdown Sunday after 42 people were injured when police and security officers clashed with 800 hooligans following a soccer match. The fans of FC Lokomotive Leipzig attacked 300 police officers after FC Erzgebirge Aue II beat their team 3-0 on Saturday. Police said 36 officers and six fans were injured, while 21 police vehicles were vandalized. Germany has seen a surge in stadium violence since hosting the largely peaceful World Cup. Several of the worst incidents, including the one on Saturday, have occurred in the state of Saxony, located in the economically depressed East Germany. USOC opens Beijing center COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – American athletes will prepare for the 2008 Beijing Olympics at a headquarters located at the Beijing Normal University. last_img read more

La Habra hopes CIF crown fits

first_imgLa Habra recovered to finish second in league and has rolled through four playoff games to reach today’s CIF-Southern Section Division III championship game at Warren High in Downey. Game time is 10 a.m. The Highlanders (27-5-1) will face Saddleback (16-7-5), the No. 3 entry from the Golden West League that has won five playoff games, beginning with a 2-0 win over Norco in a wild-card game. “I think when we won our first playoff game (2-1 over Arcadia) over a very good team, I think our players really realized we could do this (reach the finals),” Aanderud said. “Overall, we’ve been pretty consistent with our play. Everyone has been contributing.” The Highlanders’ offensive-oriented machine is led by forwards Edgar Bran (36 goals, 17 assists) and Greg Francis (35 goals, 16 assists). “Both are (6-foot-1), real fast and great athletes,” Aanderud said. “They make it difficult for defenses to cover us, but when the defense concentrates too much on them, we have others who step up.” Two of those players are sophomores Jacob Baron (eight goals) and Jonathan Prieto (five goals), along with junior Bryan Aanderud (four goals, 11 assists). The defense is headed by junior goalkeeper Kyle Fowler, who has recorded 72 saves, including 14 in three playoff games. roger.murray@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I think the players were down a little after that loss, especially when I think we outplayed them and lost 1-0 on a penalty kick in overtime,” coach Steve Aanderud said. To make matters worse, Aanderud considered the violation a questionable call, but he would only say, “That’s the way the game goes sometimes.” center_img It was a shock to La Habra High School when it lost its Freeway League opener to Fullerton. After all, the Highlanders’ boys soccer team entered league play with an impressive 16-2-1 record and a well-oiled offense. last_img read more

Man behind Motor Trend, Hot Rod dies

first_imgStarting out as a publicist, he founded Hot Rod magazine in 1948 while trying to promote the custom-designed car show at the Los Angeles Armory. The following year, he launched Motor Trend for automobile enthusiasts. A dozen of other specialty consumer magazines followed, including Guns & Ammo, Sport, Motorcyclist, Hunting, Mountain Biker, Photographic, Teen and Sassy. Petersen was survived by his wife. A funeral was planned for Thursday at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City. Robert E. Petersen, the publishing magnate whose Hot Rod and Motor Trend magazines helped shape America’s car culture and who gave millions to a museum dedicated to his passion, has died. He was 80. Petersen died Friday of complications from neuroendocrine cancer at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, said Dick Messer, director of the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. “Mr. Petersen helped create and feed the American obsession with the automobile, delivering gasoline-powered dreams to the mailboxes of millions,” Messer said. The son of an auto mechanic, Petersen came of age in Southern California as the region and its cultural innovations – be it drag racing, drive-through restaurants or freeways – developed out of the car. last_img read more

North Peace Family Super Park in urgent need of board members to keep afloat

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Family Super Park board is in urgent need of board members, or else they won’t be able to be a non-profit group any longer or be a group all together.Jaandi Roemer with the Super Park group says that they have lost a couple members recently. They lost the Treasurer a month ago and an Executive Director a short time before that. She says they lost those 2 people due to the economy. They need at least 5 on the board to keep the board in standing with the government.All positions will go up for nomination on September 11th. The deadline to have a full board is September 12th when they meet with the government.- Advertisement -If Jaandi has to report to the government that they do not have a full board, they will have to dissolve and give all the money they have raised to a charity of their choice.The group wants to get indoor recreation, indoor play in the City. They have contacted many groups, including the City to make it clear that they need indoor recreation, especially with winter coming and Mc Donald’s will be closing their playground for winter to do renovations, that leaves no indoor recreation for kids.“We need more indoor recreation, we need more all-inclusive indoor play. That is our ultimate goal.”Advertisement If they have to give up the money, they would give the money to the Child Development Centre. That is something they hope they do not have to do.Jaandi is asking anyone that is passionate about indoor recreation for childern, to come forward. There is only 1 meeting a month, and 3 fundraisers a year.last_img read more

Gay Games in Paris for a week of sport, culture and equality

first_imgSix years before hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, Paris will welcome more than 10,000 participants from 90 countries around the world, including some where homosexuality is illegal or repressed.After the inauguration of the sports village at the City Hall in central Paris on Saturday at 9am (0700 GMT), an International Memorial Rainbow Run will set off on behalf of victims of AIDS, breast cancer and discrimination.The opening ceremony will be held at 7pm at the Jean Bouin stadium in the city’s southwest with a parade of 10,000 athletes and a show on the theme of coming out and equality.The party will continue at one of Paris most emblematic monuments, the Grand Palais, which is being transformed into a giant nightclub for an evening hosted by Israeli DJ Offer Nissim.There will be competitions in 36 disciplines throughout the week across 67 sites in the Paris region, as well as civic, sports and cultural events outside the City Hall. The sailing competition will take place at the port of Le Havre in northern France.The 10th edition of the Gay Games will come to a close with a ceremony outside the City Hall on August 11.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000During the Gay Games, there will be competitions in 26 disciplines at 67 sites in the Paris region © AFP / MATTHIEU ALEXANDREPARIS, France, Aug 3 – The Gay Games will kick off in Paris on Saturday, bringing together participants from around the world for a week of sport and culture in a carnival atmosphere.“We want to promote self-improvement rather than victory at all costs”, said Pascale Reinteau, co-chair of the Gay Games, which aim to promote equality under the motto “all equal”.last_img read more