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Zidane chooses Camavinga if Pogba doesn’t come this summer

first_imgHe is 17 years old, contract until 2021 with Rennes and “it is a mix between Casemiro and Kante … But with the plant and the physicist of Pogba”. This is how people close to their environment describe Camavinga. He is one of the fashionable midfielders and, at the moment, Among his plans is to look for a first-line team before renewing with the entity that has launched him into stardom, with which this season he has played 36 games before the break and despite his youth with which he has achieved absolute internationality with France. Camavinga is also on Zidane’s radar. As AS has learned, the French coach of Madriod has chosen Camavinga if finally Pogba, his great wish for this summer, cannot come. It is not strictly a Plan B. Zidane considers Pogba to be that kind of player around whom you can build a project. It is evident that Camavinga is not due to his youth. But the coach wants that, if the disbursement by Pogba is not made, a small effort be made in this 17-year-old who is a clear option for the future. Zidane knows how important a Makelele is for Madrid. And he wants Camavinga to be in the future. For Zidane it would be something like repeating the bet he had with Varane, who came from Lens at 17 years old and cost only 10 million euros. Zidane has a very good eye for young people. With Camavinga the case is different. There is a real bid for it in the market to the point that its price, despite not being contrasted in the elite, is set at around 50 million euros. In Madrid he would not enter that battle, but an intermediation by Zidane himself would be enough to convince the player and have an advantageous position in any future negotiation.last_img read more

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Mini Basketball clinic tips off at Hillel Prep

first_imgThe Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) commenced the Prep schools’ phase of its mini basketball with an introductory clinic at Hillel Prep School last Friday.Nearly 100 students from grades 4-6 participated in the clinic, which was conducted by INSPORTS’ Calvin Martin, who also heads the Southern Conference, and Alf Remekie, national coordinator of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA).”It was well received,” said Martin. “We had them in two groups, so it was easier to work with.”INSPORTS has committed almost $1.5m in support of the programme over the next eight months.Several coaches from its just-concluded Level One coaching certification course for new coaches also participated in the clinic, which forms part of their assessment exercise.Coaches from Hillel Prep were delighted with the event and expressed an interest in other such sessions to assist in growing the popularity of the game at the institution.”The coaches are interested in a programme,” Martin said, noting plans to return for other clinics.Mark Broomfield, president, JaBA, welcomed the initiative by INSPORTS and expressed satisfaction at the partnership with Government, stating that Mini Basketball is one of the cornerstones of his administration’s development plan.”I welcome the idea and the initiative. A clinic is good to introduce the sport,” said Broomfield. “My personal belief is that these agencies that have as their mandate to develop sports must look at grassroots programmes and support sustainable development programmes. So a clinic in a school is a good programme.”He added: “Outside of clinics, there must be competitions in which they can get a chance to practice … you must have a sustainable environment.”My understanding is that it is going to transition into competitions.”TWO-STAGEPROGRAMMEMartin confirmed this, saying INSPORTS will be implementing the Mini Basketball programme in two stages, at the community and school levels, with a prep and primary schools competition.”We started the competition last school term. It had been absent for three to four years,” he said of the competition among junior institutions.”In terms of numbers we’re looking to have 40 in Kingston, 15 in St Catherine and Portmore, and about 10-12 in Montego Bay, and we hope to expand it year by year. We’ve some St Thomas schools and some in Hanover who are also interested.”The school section will come after GSAT. The communities will have their first event sometime to the end of November to the beginning of December,” Martin continued.As organisers, he says they are trying their best to make the competitions cost-effective.”We’ll be providing bibs, so all the schools have to do is get to the venue. We’re trying to make it as low cost as possible so the schools won’t have to spend any money.”last_img read more

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Gasol, Conley lead Grizzlies to easy win over Suns

first_imgMemphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) controls the ball against Phoenix Suns guard Isaiah Canaan (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Despite a bit of a youth movement, it’s still the Marc Gasol and Mike Conley show for the Memphis Grizzlies — with a good amount of defense mixed in.Memphis, held Phoenix to 46 percent shooting, including the Suns connecting on only 9 of 33 shots outside the arc in a 117-96 victory Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT “I think defense is what really keys and starts our offense for us,” said Conley, who finished with 18 points and seven assists. “Gives us easy opportunities. Gives us a different flow, a different rhythm. .It allows us to play with a little more pace and get guys more opportunities.”Gasol led the Memphis scoring with 19 points. MarShon Brooks, like Conley, had 18 points, Garrett Temple added 15, and Wayne Selden 14.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“We want to be a versatile offensive team where you can’t key in on one or two guys to shut us down,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “It’s good to see a bunch of guys get double-figure points. That means we’re sharing the ball well.”With Suns leading scorer Devin Booker out nursing a left hamstring strain, it was up to Deandre Ayton, the first overall pick in last summer’s draft, to do his part. He led Phoenix, scoring 24 points — tops for his young season — and had eight rebounds. Grizzlies: Host Washington on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ronaldo rocket gives Juventus scrappy win at Empoli MOST READ LATEST STORIES “We have to play better. But not just better. We have to execute better.”TIP-INSSuns: Ayton has scored at least 18 points in four of his five games this season. … Josh Jackson started in Booker’s spot. …Jackson had six turnovers in the first quarter. … Ryan Anderson, who has a reputation as a 3-point shooter, entered the game 3 of 15 from outside the arc this season. His percentage didn’t get any better, going 1 for 3 from 3-point range.Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr. drew a technical foul early in the fourth quarter when he jumped up in dispute over being called for a foul. .Jackson scored 6 points, the first time he has not reached double-figures in his rookie season. .F Chandler Parsons sat for the second straight game with right knee soreness.GASOL A-GOGasol, who left Wednesday’s loss in Sacramento holding his shoulder and neck, played after evaluation showed he basically suffered “a stinger.” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff was not surprised the 7-foot-1 center returned to action three days later. “That’s who Marc is,” Bickerstaff said. “He’s one of the toughest guys I’ve ever been around. Playing through almost anything.”WATANABE DEBUTSMemphis rookie Yuta Watanabe made his first appearance of the season, becoming only the second Japanese player to play in an NBA regular-season game. Yuta Tabuse, played four games for the Suns in 2004. “The NBA has been a dream since I was a little kid, and that was a good opportunity,” said Watanabe, who scored 2 points.UP NEXTSuns: At Oklahoma City on Sunday night Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college But he didn’t get a lot of offensive help to replace Booker’s missing 28 points a game. Guard Isaiah Canaan was the only other starter reaching double figures, scoring 11 points. Rookie Elie Okobo came off the bench for 12 points, and Jamal Crawford added 11. The Suns have lost four straight.While Memphis took a first-quarter lead, the advantage was built in the second, when the Grizzlies outscored Phoenix 42-25 for a 68-43 halftime lead.“We came out lackadaisical with the turnovers and stuff,” Ayton said. “They started getting (into) a rhythm early, and they started making a lot of shots in the first half, especially in the second quarter.”From there, Memphis would extend it to 26 midway through the fourth quarter, leading both coaches to start clearing their benches.“We are repeating the same mistakes. Turnovers, obviously.” Phoenix coach Igor Kokoskov said of the Suns’ 19 miscues. “It was a big part of this game.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Win APO Energy Media Award for Dubai Africa Energy Forum

first_imgAPO (African Press Organization) the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2015 APO Energy Media Awards (#APOEnergyMediaAward).APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for the first-place winner to attend the Africa Energy Forum held in Dubai from 8-11 June 2015, as well as one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide. *The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the only international Forum focused on power generation for Africa with attendance restricted to stakeholders (investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators etc.) from the power sector. APO Energy Media Awards celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Energy in Africa. The subject matter may comprise a single topic or a variety of subjects, including – but not limited to – oil, gas, electricity, geothermal energy, hydropower, solar energy, wind power, nuclear, coal, biomass and more. APO Energy Media Awards is open to African journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story that has been broadcast or published in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog whose primary audience is based in Africa. Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact. Stories must have been broadcast or published between January 1, and April 30. All stories must be submitted in electronic format: a) Print: upload the scan(s) of the published article. The deadline for entries is 1 May 2015, an APO press release 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

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Wembley Murder Update

first_imgThe RCMP has still not released an official cause of death, in the Alberta Peace homicide last weekend, which resulted in the arrest of a Tumbler Ridge man.32 year old James Thomas McIntyre made a second court appearance yesterday in Grande Prairie, in connection with the death of a woman in Wembley.Dawn O’Donald, a 30 year old mother of three, was stabbed to death Saturday, in what the Beaverlodge Mounties have described as a domestic disturbance.- Advertisement -Her friends are paying tribute to her on a Facebook group and, a trust fund has been set up for her children.Funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow in Grande Prairie.last_img

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Former Sunderland boss could make Serie A switch

first_img Sunderland manager Gus Poyet Former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet could move to Serie A as ‘there aren’t many options in the Premier League’.The Uruguayan was sacked by the Black Cats back in March after the club had slipped to 17th in the Premier League.However, the 46-year-old is now keen to return to management but he says that it is unlikely his next venture will be in England.“I don’t know anything about my future,” Poyet told Tele Radio Stereo.“My family would prefer to stay in England, but there aren’t many options in the Premier League.“That’s why I’m now open to the rest of Europe. Italy? Why not, I follow your league closely.” 1last_img

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Transfer report: Roberto Mancini to beat Manchester City to Italy ace

first_img1 Inter Milan are lining up a move for Manchester City target Roberto Soriano.The Serie A giants have stepped up their efforts to sign a central midfielder and reports in Italy have suggested that Sampdoria star Soriano is top of their list.The 24-year-old, who has scored six times in 19 outings so far this term, is also on City’s radar after an impressive rise in Italy since his move from Bayern Munich’s youth team in 2009.Napoli and AC Milan have also been credited with an interest in Soriano given his performances this term in a struggling Sampdoria side, who are 13th in the table after 19 games.But it is Inter – managed by former City boss Roberto Mancini – who have emerged as the front runners to sign him and they could make their move in the next fortnight. Roberto Soriano last_img read more

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SWIMMING NEWS: SWILLY SEALS MAKES A ‘SPLASH’ IN LISBURN

first_imgA group of swimmers braved the elements on Saturday 17th January and made the long trip to Lisburn for the swim ulster development 3 gala.This was a first for most of these swimmers who are relatively new to the scene.Karim Magullea picked up 2 golds and a silver with excellent swims in his first ever swim Ulster competition. Nathanael Giddey who is training hard took home two silvers and a bronze.Conal Bonar picked up silver in the 400m Free and 200 Free a great reward for this young swimmer who is showing great class in the distance events.His younger brother Eoin set new personal best times in the 200m Free and 200m Backstroke.Cian Mulligan swam an impressive 100m Breaststroke and took a Bronze medal for his efforts. Marius Giddey added to the giddey haul a gold and a bronze medal in his events.Cora Ferry was as impressive as ever picking up a gold, silver and bronze for her efforts.Young Katie McGee made her debut in the Development series with an impressive 1.39 in the 100m Freestyle.Cora Bond swam well in the 200m Breaststroke, 100m Freestyle and 100m Backstroke taking her times down massively in each of these events.The Swilly Seals face Armagh City Swimming Club this weekend in the 4th round of the provincial towns league. SWIMMING NEWS: SWILLY SEALS MAKES A ‘SPLASH’ IN LISBURN was last modified: January 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:NoticesSportSwilly SealsSWIMMINGlast_img read more

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Nigeria v Argentina: World Cup match preview, predicted team line-ups, and more

first_img 3 Nigeria will face Argentina in their final Group D fixture on Tuesday.The South American side are trailing at the bottom of the group, after they lost 3-0 against Croatia and drew with Iceland. Will Messi find the back of the net for the first time in Argentina’s third match? World Cup 23 How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT.What are the players saying?Javier Mascherano (Argentina): “The relationship with [Jorge] Sampaoli is totally normal, but if we feel uncomfortable, we will raise it, otherwise we would be hypocrites.“The opposite would be to harm the team, we must seek the collective benefit, we are 23, also those of the squad.“We are not playing well and we take charge of the results.”Leon Balogun (Nigeria): “The Argentina fans are very unhappy so the team owes the nation.“I think they haven’t found their form yet and they haven’t found Messi as well.“They’re very dependent. They always have been.“If you look at their qualifying campaign you can see that Messi was the one who took them to the World Cup.“You have to be very patient and definitely you need to be disciplined defensively.“You have to close all the passes, or as many as possible, to Messi to leave him out of the game – but then at the same time take out the rest of their amazing qualities so it’s not going to be an easy one.”Predicted line-upsNigeria: Uzoho; Omeruo, Troost-Ekong, Balogun, Ebuehi; Mikel, Ndidi; Moses, Etudo, Musa; IheanachoArgentina: Caballero; Salvio, Otamendi, Rojo, Tagliafico; Mascherano, Perez; Di Maria, Messi, Dybala; Higuain LATEST WORLD CUP NEWS 3 Japan confirm Russia 2018 squad, including ex-Manchester United man Jorge Sampaoli’s men need a win and hope Iceland lose to Croatia if they are to keep their World Cup dreams alive.If Croatia beat Iceland in their clash – Nigeria only need a point to progress to the knockout stages of the tournament.Team newsIt is believed under-fire boss Jorge Sampaoli will still lead his team despite their disastrous start to the World Cup.There have been numerous reports that despite Sampoli still being the manager – he has no role in selecting the final XI.The players are understood to have gone over his head and went to general manager Jorge Burruchaga and that he will help with the team selection.Nigerian captain John Mikel Obi sustained a fractured hand during their 2-0 win over Iceland but head coach Gernot Rohr still thinks he could take to the field to face the South American team. UNITED center_img German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit It is believed under-fire boss Jorge Sampaoli will still lead his team despite their disastrous start to the World Cup. 3 Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada ‘THEY FAILED’ Victor Moses is Nigeria’s greatest asset 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

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Raising your value

first_img Kamerman said he advises clients to be realistic. For one thing, don’t expect to join the Forbes’ list anytime soon. The man at the poor end of Forbes’ 400 list amassed his $900 million fortune by making risky yet shrewd calls in the real estate market. The average investor doesn’t have the stomach – nor the investment capital – to match his success. Besides, who knows when the next massive price-appreciation cycle will hit real estate again? But financial analysts say there are areas of the real estate market that can still be tapped for quick profits. The foreclosure market, often considered one of the last vestiges of bargain hunting in the real estate world, is a good place to start. “Historically, about 1 percent of first and second mortgages wind up in foreclosure,” said Rick Sharga, vice president of marketing at RealtyTrac, a company in Irvine that tracks the national foreclosure market online. “And we are suspecting that inventory will definitely go up in 2006.” Sharga said that given the huge number of zero-percent financing loans floating atop California’s frothy real-estate market, there are sure to be a surge of defaults in coming years, giving investors a chance to buy discounted real estate. John Dolce, 62, who made a bundle in the mortuary business, doesn’t rely on foreclosures to boost his net worth. Instead, he eyes the buying habits of Joe Public and factors it into his own stock-picking strategy. “I just look around and see what people are buying in the stores, and then I call my broker,” said Dolce, a retired Floridian who’s visiting his daughter in Pasadena this year for the holidays. For 2006, Dolce is bullish on Mannatech Industries Inc., a nutritional supplements company based in Texas. The company’s 52-week range is $8.17 to $26.10, and as of the week before Christmas, the stock was edging near $15. “People are becoming more health-conscious, so why not invest in a company that’s in this line of business?” he said Large cap stocks – stocks that typically have at least $5 billion in outstanding market value – are also poised to do well in 2006. Larry James, a financial consultant with AG Edwards in Redlands, said he expects interest rates to stop rising next year, a sign that the economy is in the mid- to late stages of expansion. Historically, “large cap stocks have done relatively well during these times,” he said. Of course, more timid domestic markets don’t always bode well for investors’ net worth. That’s why Pari Kasliwal, a lecturer in the finance department at California State University, Long Beach, prefers a well-diversified portfolio. And to add a little more pep to the portfolio in 2006, Kasliwal suggests investing at least 20 percent to 30 percent of a portfolio in foreign markets. “Everybody seems to be talking about Japan being undervalued,” said Kasliwal, who also noted that the Indian market is a bit overvalued. While foreign markets, especially those in developing nations, expose investors to currency and political risks, they can yield double-digit returns in a short period. Apart from foreign markets, there are several investment vehicles that could enhance their holder’s net worth. Specifically, some employers may begin offering the Roth 401(k) next year, enabling contributions to grow tax-free. The biggest difference when compared with a regular 401(k) is that contributions to a Roth are made with after-tax dollars. Christine Benz, associate director of fund analysis at Morningstar, said workers should ask their employers about Roth 401(k)s in the new year. “Even if there’s no imminent plans to offer a Roth 401(k), it’s worth looking into.” — Evan Pondel, (818) 713-3662 evan.pondel@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The poorest man on Forbes’ list of the 400 richest Americans has a net worth of about $900 million. Not even a winning Mega Millions lottery ticket would help the average American household – with a net worth of $86,000 – catch up to Forbes’ pauper. But if you’re serious about sharply increasing your net worth in the New Year, many financial advisers say you’ll have to engage in some calculated risk. With real estate prices leveling across the nation, the stock market’s direction uncertain and oil prices unpredictable, there are no safe bets on a tidy return on investment these days. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Still, the bigger returns will go to those who are able to be a bit creative and take some healthy financial risks, experts say. “It doesn’t require a true risk-taker in the sense of jumping in. It’s the person who takes a calculated risk who usually wins,” said Carl Martellino, who teaches a financial course at Pomona College. “And a lot of times, that depends on the person’s skill set.” So what if you’re middle aged and wary of the stock market but have some cash you want to put to work? First, you’ll want to determine your net worth – your total assets minus your liabilities. “It’s one of the first things I calculate when I meet a new client because it lets me know if someone’s assets and liabilities are out of alignment,” said Mark Kamerman, a senior financial adviser with Ameriprise Financial in Simi Valley.last_img read more