WORLD CUP FINALISTS SET TO CARRY SUMMER MOMENTUM INTO THE NEW LALIGA SEASON

first_imgAdvertisement lhtovNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1dyWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eamhk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) g3h5Would you ever consider trying this?😱xs3Can your students do this? 🌚e4wwRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 2018 World Cup final was unlike almost any other. There were six goals for the first time since 1966 and while champions France logically raced to Paris with the trophy in tow, Croatia were just as warmly welcomed back in Zagreb, having massively exceeded expectations.Advertisement Atletico Madrid players celebrate the goal against Real Betis in a La Liga fixtureAdvertisement In total, there were 11 LaLiga players celebrating their summer achievements the following morning, and LaLiga should relish the prospect of these players carrying their positive momentum into the 2018/19 domestic season.Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid): Atleti will be especially happy with the 22-year-old’s performances. Lucas began last season as Los Rojiblancos’ backup centre-back but played so well as a left-back following an injury to Filipe Luis that he was called up to Didier Deschamps’ France squad. In Russia, he picked up two assists, including one in the final, which will have made Diego Simeone gush with pride.Advertisement Sime Vrsaljko (Atletico Madrid): Lucas was included in many fans’ and publications’ ‘XI of the tournament’, but so was his Croatian teammate Vrsaljko. The right-back was influential in both defence and attack for his country, laying on an assist in an ever-present campaign.Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid): Atleti will also be pleased that Griezmann, who has pledged his future to the club, was a key factor in France’s attack. As well as his four goals and an MVP award in the final, he demonstrated the kind of defensive commitment that those at the Wanda Metropolitano love to see.Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid): The Frenchman, who signed for Atleti from Monaco just before the tournament, was named on the bench in the final having previously featured against Denmark in the group stages. With Lemar joining Griezmann and Diego Costa in Simeone’s impressive attacking line, Atleti fans are in for a treat this season.Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona): The Frenchman’s defensive solidity was a real highlight but he also pitched in with a key goal, the only goal of the game in the semi-final vs Belgium. ‘Samu’ signed a new contract this summer, ensuring that Barça can count on his quality as they look to defend their LaLiga Santander title this season.Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona): While not a starter in Russia, 21-year-old Dembele made an impact for the champions from the bench and his World Cup experience should help him further develop as he looks to breakout at the Camp Nou this season.Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona):  One of Zlatko Dalić’s team’s most influential players. The 30-year-old showed last season that he can play in a variety of positions and further demonstrated his versatility in Russia, which will delight Barça coach Ernesto Valverde as he looks to consolidate his midfield following the departures of Andres Iniesta and Paulinho.Luka Modric (Real Madrid): The standout performer of the tournament and winner of the Golden Ball for the best player at Russia 2018.  There is talk of him winning the 2018 Ballon d’Or and a strong start to the 2018/19 LaLiga campaign for Real Madrid will strengthen his case.Mateo Kovačić (Real Madrid): Modric’s teammate for club and country was an important part of Croatia’s run to the final, playing in the first five matches and helping his team to close out their victories. The 24-year-old is going into his fourth season as a Real Madrid player and will be keen to impress new coach Julen Lopetegui.Raphael Varane (Real Madrid): Real Madrid’s representative on the winning France team added the World Cup to his honours list, which already includes four Champions Leagues, three Club World Cups, three UEFA Super Cups, two LaLiga titles, two Spanish Super Cups and a Copa del Rey… and he’s still only 25! Already one of the most decorated players in world football, he could finish his career with more medals than anyone in history, the prospect of which should see him attack the start of the 2018/19 LaLiga season with the same hunger as always.Steven Nzonzi (Sevilla FC): The sole Sevilla player to get his hands on the World Cup after coming on in the second half of the final to help Les Bleus close out the match and to stave off the Croatian fightback. He’ll return with sky-high confidence as Sevilla look to improve on their seventh-place finish last season in Pablo Machin’s first season at the helm. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Way to go, baby

first_imgAT the tender age of 18 weeks, Pakenham baby Emma Willmott is already rubbing shoulders with some of Australia’s most…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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What is the latest update on Glenn Hoddle’s condition after heart attack?

first_imgGLENN HODDLE was rushed to hospital on Saturday as he collapsed at the BT Sport studio with a heart attack just seconds after playing keepy-uppy live on TV.The football world united in paying tribute to England’s former boss and wishing him a speedy recovery.1 Glenn Hoddle was rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attackCredit: PA:Empics SportWhat is the latest update on Glenn Hoddle’s condition?There has been a positive update on Glenn Hoddle on Monday morning as it was revealed the Spurs and Chelsea legend is out of intensive care and talking to his family.A source told The Sun that the former midfielder has no recollection of collapsing.Glenn Hoddle’s spokesman said on Sunday he remained in serious condition after being given the kiss of life.Hod was left fighting for his life after suffering a heart attack at the BT Sport studio.The legendary former England player and manager was airlifted to hospital on a day where he should have been celebrating his 61st birthday.He was seen falling backwards by staff at BT just two minutes after a game of keepy-uppy on live TV.An onlooker said: “We thought Glenn had died.”Other staff suggested his face turned blue and his head cracked as it hit the floor.Hoddle was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until paramedics arrived with staff fearing the worst after being unable to find a pulse.Once medics arrived, he was taken to hospital for emergency surgery.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upA source close to the former England manager said: “His arteries were 99 per cent damaged. It was an accident waiting to happen.”And his spokesman added: “He is currently receiving specialist treatment and responding well. Glenn’s family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support.”One onlooker told The Sun on Sunday: “He was dead in their arms. We thought Glenn had died in the studio there and then. It was so shocking and chilling.“For a split-second people thought it was some kind of joke, then witnesses froze in panic as reality gripped and we feared he’d gone.“A studio worker leapt in to bravely try and pull Glenn back from the brink of death. He was attributed with bringing him back to life. This was all moments from happening live on air with cameras still rolling.“It was the last thing to expect and couldn’t have been more serious.”Glenn Hoddle has fallen seriously ill at the BT Sport studios on his 61st birthdaylast_img read more

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French Open order of play

first_imgOrder of play on show courts on the 12th day of the French Open on Thursday (play starts at 1100 GMT)Court Philippe Chatrier1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) v 7-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic)1-Serena Williams (US) v Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan)Court Suzanne Lenglen13-Dominic Thiem (Austria) v 12-David Goffin (Belgium)Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) v 8-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland)last_img

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Lewas squad to be named tomorrow

first_imgThe Qualifier will be held in Apia, Samoa from July 15 – 22.The team that qualifies will earn a spot to compete in the ICC Women’s World Cup that will be held in England next year.The squad will be announced tomorrow at the Waigani Central Car park at 12:25pm by National Selection chairman of Cricket PNG, Daniel Faunt.last_img

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Stiff penalties needed to stop smuggling at prisons

first_imgDear Editor,What is happening at the Lusignan Prison? This penal institution is supposed to be a place of detention, discipline, correction and rehabilitation, where prisoners are kept out of trouble; but it seems that it has become a hotbed for criminal activity, especially smuggling.On July 8, a man escaped after attempting to smuggle cigarettes and marijuana in a pair of sneakers into the Lusignan Prison. Earlier that same day, prison officers found a black bag with marijuana, lighters and other items in a drain next to the prison’s pig pen.Early this month, another smuggler attempted to throw a bag of contraband items over the prison walls, including 1002 grams of narcotics, a large quantity of tobacco leaves, four cell phones without SIM cards, one charger, one earpiece, and 33 packets of Bristol cigarettes.Last month, a Lusignan prisoner was caught with knife and cutlass. Also, in June, a search of the prison turned up 31 improvised weapons, cell-phones and chargers, SIM cards, memory cards, phone cards, metal pipes, wood, marijuana, cigarettes, plus a tattoo machine and ink.Recently, I wrote a letter to the media about smuggling in Guyana, but inmates at the Lusignan and New Amsterdam Prisons have mastered this criminal activity to such an extent that they are proudly displaying their smuggled goods in posts on social media.Something is seriously wrong. How in heaven’s name are prisoners getting their hands on drugs, cell phones, digital tablets, alcohol, cigarettes, weapons, and even a tattoo machine? We have to upgrade and reinforce our prisons and stop this nonsense now.I commend the alert Police officers who last month intercepted a smuggler and seized cannabis, cigarettes, phones, and a host of other prohibited items. But how are these items getting to the prisoners time and time again?We cannot escape from the possibility that there is a system of collusion in the Lusignan Prison and in other penal institutions. There has to be collusion among the smugglers, the prison workers and the prisoners.The Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, on more than one occasion, in relation to other jails, had stated his concerns that prison wardens were facilitating the entry of smuggled items into the prisons.In April, Mr Samuels reported that large numbers of prohibited items were being found in prisons despite high security levels. A case that comes to mind is that of the prison warder caught trying to smuggle phones, chargers, marijuana and more into the Mazaruni Prison.Why? It is because the penalties for smuggling prohibited items into the prisons are not severe enough? Smugglers do not hesitate to take the risk because the penalties are soft, the risk of being caught is low, and the profit margins are high. It’s as simple as that.There is only one solution: the penalties must be so severe that as soon as the idea of smuggling contraband into prison pops into a person’s head, that smuggler, prison worker or inmate would think, think again, and then decide not to take the chance.I see that Mr Samuels is very concerned about the situation, and has a zero-tolerance, transparent approach. Therefore, I suggest to Mr Samuels that they should secretly put tracking devices on intercepted contraband items, and let them go through to trap those at the receiving end.I cannot tell Mr Samuels how to do his job; but if it is not being done already, then I also suggest that guards should be regularly rotated to different locations in the prison system, to prevent the development of any ‘unholy alliances’ with smugglers and prisoners.The Lusignan Prison seems to be a primary hotbed for smuggling, but the same procedures should be put in place at the other prisons as well, because this problem is not confined to just one facility.Let us take this situation in hand quickly. Prisons are becoming dangerous places. I can foresee many scenarios for extortion. For example, prisoners struggling to survive inside might be forced to recruit wives, relatives, or offspring to meet the demands of domineering prisoners.Keep striving, Mr Samuels.Sincerely,Roshan Khan, Snrlast_img read more

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Mr Best confirmed that Guyana was participant in rendition of Roger Khan

first_imgDear Editor,Mr Gary Best, the PNCR executive and former Chief of Staff of the GDF, at the party’s recent press conference confirmed that Guyana was a participant in the rendition or illegal transfer of Mr Roger Khan from Guyana’s jurisdiction. Mr Best said that the GDF as a State apparatus “did play a role in assisting the Guyana Police Force to ensure that Mr Khan would be eventually rendition in Trinidad and charged in the United States”.As someone who covered Mr Khan’s case initially when it began in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, rendition surfaced as an unsuccessful personal jurisdiction defence. However, it remained a live issue outside of the courtroom since rendition became a prevalent method of grabbing persons without use of legal methods during the younger Bush-era.Mr Best made a very revealing statement here. First, it is an admission that State agencies responsible to protect Guyanese, including Mr Roger Khan, knowingly violated both Guyanese and international law in order to remove Mr Khan.Second, his statement is a celebration by a PNCR executive at a PNCR platform of a transgression of local and international law. It should be condemned, not praised as Mr Best has done. Said another way, it is the PNCR that openly celebrated transgression of laws.Third, despite his military credentials, his statement showed that he has limited knowledge of the Roger Khan matter. Contrary to what Mr Best claimed, Mr Khan was not renditioned in Trinidad. The rendition process began in Guyana and his statement underscores this fact. Further, the aircraft that removed Mr Khan from Suriname included agents from a non-Caribbean foreign country.Mr Khan’s removal was the result of a very sophisticated plan hatched by multiple diplomats and ambassadors, DEA agents, and legal officers. This plan was distributed to certain top officials in the GPF and the GDF and resulted in “raids” on the properties of Mr Khan under the false pretext of wanting Mr Khan for questioning. We always knew it was a set up to either kill Mr Khan or to do exactly what was done.Fourth, Mr Khan’s illegal removal from the Caribbean resulted in protest inside Suriname’s Parliament by Opposition parliamentarians. However, in Guyana, the PNCR, or parliamentary Opposition, abdicated its duty and celebrated the law-breaking act.By doing this, the PNCR compromised on Guyanese security. They also created a unique brand of nationalism, whereby the party may openly invite foreign countries and their law enforcement officials to abduct things or persons of Guyanese origin, such as Mr Khan.This is the evidence before us. It cannot be removed. Mr Best and the PNCR may find that they have a tall order before them if they plan to make Mr Roger Khan their boogieman for this election.Sincerely,Rakesh Rampertablast_img read more

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Is Arnold guilty? Only evidence up in smoke

first_img“He stopped and bought a cigar and smoked it on the way to the airport,” spokesman Aaron McLear said. Was it a banned Cuban cigar? “There’s no way of telling now because he smoked it,” McLear added. A message left at the shop wasn’t returned Friday. Americans convicted of violating trade regulations can be sentenced to fines or prison. But it wasn’t immediately clear Friday if a U.S. citizen had ever been prosecuted for torching a Cuban cigar in another country. Cuban cigars are imported into Canada legally. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fired up a stogie during his trip to Canada this week, but did he break U.S. law to do it? The celebrity governor known for his love of premium cigars was in Ottawa on Wednesday on his way to the airport when his motorcade made a detour to a hotel. There, Schwarzenegger picked up a Cuban Partagas cigar in a shop, with the $15.99 bill paid by an aide traveling with him, the Ottawa Citizen newspaper reported. Under trade restrictions, U.S. citizens are prohibited from buying Cuban cigars anywhere in the world. His office wouldn’t confirm or deny that the governor indulged in a forbidden smoke while in Canada, where he was on a trade mission. “Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction are prohibited from purchasing or importing Cuban cigars, regardless of where they are,” U.S. Treasury Department spokeswoman Molly Millerwise said in a statement.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

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MCELHINNEYS BRIDAL ROOMS NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

first_imgMcElhinneys Bridal Rooms in Ballybofey, have beaten off tough competition to be shortlisted as finalists in the 2014 Wedding Journal Reader Awards. With only 5 stores shortlisted for the whole of Ireland and Northern Ireland this is an exciting time for the local company.The shortlisted retailers are voted for by the general public and it’s thanks to votes from past and future brides and customers that has secured McElhinneys the top 5 spot. Voting now continues until Friday May 16th to select an overall ‘Bridal Retailer of the Year 2014” and you can vote by following the link below –http://weddingjournalreaderawards.com/finalists-revealedMCELHINNEYS BRIDAL ROOMS NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD was last modified: May 15th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:awardsBusinessEntertainmentFeaturesMCELHINNEYSnewslast_img read more

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Arsenal legend Tony Adams to become Rugby Football League president

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury MONEY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade .@TonyAdams to become Rugby Football League president in 2019MORE 👉 https://t.co/bvyuRg95nz pic.twitter.com/gSFJnjXBua— Rugby Football League (@TheRFL) December 12, 2018He has close links to the sport through the Sporting Chance charity, which he founded in 2000.Adams said: “It will be an honour to become the next President of the RFL. I am passionate about working with everyone in the sport to raise the profile of mental health, wellness and resilience, for players and for everyone in Rugby League.“I’d like to play my part in championing this brilliant sport on the national stage.”It was also confirmed that Carl Hall will succeed Pat Crawshaw as vice-president in July. New Zealand Hall first came to England to play for Doncaster in 1988, and currently works as the club’s chief executive.RFL chairman Brian Barwick added: “Tony Adams is known and respected throughout sport and beyond, not only for his outstanding playing career with Arsenal, but more recently for his pioneering work with Sporting Chance. BEST OF 1 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “The charity has helped more than 400 rugby league players since the RFL entered into an official partnership with Sporting Chance in 2011, and Tony himself delivered seminars at Wigan and Hull earlier this year.“The game has recognised the importance of mental health, for players and everyone else involved, and Tony’s election is another significant step in that regard.“I also welcome the election as vice-president of Carl Hall, who has given so much to British rugby league since arriving here from New Zealand 30 years ago. This is well-deserved recognition for him, and for the Doncaster club.” ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining Adams captained Arsenal and England during his playing days, but his managerial career was much less successful REPLY huge blow Latest Football News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Former Arsenal and England defender Tony Adams is to become the 29th Rugby Football League president in 2019.Adams, who captained both his club and his country, has been nominated for the position and will succeed Andy Burnham, the current president, next summer. Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ RANKED Chris Hurst, a digital sports specialist, will join the RFL Board as a non-executive director.“Chris Hurst will be a tremendous asset to the RFL Board,” Barwick continued. “His highly successful career across the world of sport and as a proven leader in the field of modern digital communications will be invaluable in helping us maximise the value and profile of some of the sport’s key properties.“He has worked in some of the top organisations in sport and broadcasting, and is well networked across both industries. Chris is also a huge advocate for the growth and development of women’s sport as evidenced by his Board membership of the Women’s Sports Trust.”last_img read more

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