Inter Milan to launch Toure bid? Mancini hints at summer approach for Man City star

first_imgFormer Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has hinted that he might try to sign Yaya Toure for Inter Milan this summer.The 50-year-old, who returned to the Italian giants in November, spent four years at the Etihad and led City to the Premier League title in 2012, with Toure playing a key part for his table-topping side.The former Barcelona midfielder was integral again as City won the domestic crown last season under Mancini’s successor Manuel Pellegrini, but he has been persistently linked with various clubs following a bizarre spat with City in the summer, with Toure accusing the club of a lack of respect.And when Mancini was asked about his plans for the next transfer window on Italian television, he suggested Toure may be open to the idea of a move to Inter.“I’m sure we’ll do some good business,” he said on Gazzetta TV’s Senza Appello talkshow.“Yaya Toure? He’s played in almost every league, except for Germany and Italy. If, as seems to be the case, he wants to try Serie A we’ll look into the possibility, but it won’t be easy.“He’s a player with incredible technical ability. I’ve not come across many like him.” Yaya Toure 1last_img read more

Fourth of July Events at Walt Disney World

first_imgShare This!Are you ready to celebrate the red, white, and blue? Fourth of July is quickly approaching! (Can you believe we are just three weeks from the holiday?) If you’ll be in Walt Disney World, be prepared to celebrate Independence Day with a bang! So, if you are wanting to salute all nations, but mostly America, here are the ways you’ll be able to do it!Magic KingdomCelebrate with Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky which commemorates the Fourth of July with an incredible fireworks show that is choreographed to patriotic music. The best part about this fireworks spectacular is that they are shown on two nights – July 3 and July 4 at 9:15 p.m. So you have two chances to catch this special show.Looking to learn a little history? Then make sure you catch a performance of The Muppets Present…Great Moments in History. During the show, Miss Piggy, Kermit, Fozzie Bear and friends reenact famous moments in American history all in a fun manner. This is a live show that is performed daily in Liberty Square.Another must see during the holiday is the Flag Retreat which takes place at 5:00 p.m. each day in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A.The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade will be shown twice on both July 3 and 4 – once at 12:00 p.m. and once at 3:30 p.m. I will make sure to update this post as additional Fourth of July events for the resorts get announced!As a reminder, the Fourth of July is one of the busiest days of the year at Walt Disney World. Make sure you come prepared with a plan and pack your patience. (Oh and be prepared for the heat!)Fourth of July is a fun experience no matter where you are, but Walt Disney World certainly goes all out to celebrate America’s birthday. Disney’s Fort Wilderness ResortDisney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will offer several special events around the Fourth of July holiday:The Fourth of July 5K Run will take place on July 3. Pre-registration is available June 24-30 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn. On-site registration begins at 7:00 a.m. in the field next to Mickey’s Backyard BBQ. The run begins from that location at 7:30 a.m.The Fourth of July Golf Cart Parade begins at 4:00 p.m. on July 4. This is a sight to see! Registration will be open June 24-30 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Fort Wilderness Bike Barn.The Fourth of July Beach Bash at Clementine’s Beach will take place from 6:00-11:00 p.m. on July 4. Guests will enjoy a live DJ, dancing, games, contests, a movie, and more. In addition, the Fort Wilderness food truck will be available in the settlement area with delicious items for purchase.Patriotic SnacksLooking for a patriotic-inspired treat? Items will be able to be found throughout the resort, but here are a few you might not want to miss:A Fourth of July cupcake featuring an apple-pie filling at Creature Comforts and Isles of Java at Disney’s Animal KingdomA sparkly red-white-and-blue coconut macaroon dipped in white chocolate at BoardWalk Bakery at Disney’s BoardWalk ResortPatriotic dipped strawberries and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse mini-domes at Amorette’s at Disney Springs Patriotic ApparelThe Walt Disney World Resort has introduced a new line of patriotic-inspired clothing, accessories, and more. The Star-Spangled Americana Collection features caps, magnets, cups, shirts, Mickey ears, bags, frames, magnets, and yes, there’s a brand new spirit jersey for the occasion! EpcotYou will not want to miss the fireworks spectacular, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. For July 4, the show will add a patriotic twist, with a special finale tag that celebrates America. Illuminations takes place at 9:00 p.m.Guests will absolutely not want to miss performances by the talented Voices of Liberty. This is an a cappella group who perform traditional Americana tunes during a 4th of July Concert at the America Gardens Theatre at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8:00 p.m.Guests who love to meet characters can meet Disney favorites all dressed up to celebrate America’s birthday throughout the day at the American Adventure Pavilion.Finally, if you’re looking to get into the patriotic spirit, you do not want to miss the American Adventure show which is a journey through important moments in America’s history narrated by Audio-Animatronic figures of Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain. Prior to the show, make sure to stop in the American Heritage Gallery for “The Kinsey Collection.” This exhibit showcases 400 years of African-American achievement through rare art, documents, books and artifacts.Disney’s Hollywood StudiosGuests will be able to enjoy the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks spectacular. This show takes place at 10:00 p.m. and dazzles with themed fireworks, lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the Star Wars saga, all set to that unforgettable film score. Oh and yes, there are new scenes to celebrate Solo: A Star Wars Story.Disney’s Animal KingdomOn Fourth of July, Guests can experience the Rivers of Light nighttime show.  Rivers of Light, celebrates a connection with nature through fire, water and light. Rivers of Light is shown twice at 9:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.last_img read more

Magical Dining Month Offerings at Paddlefish

first_imgShare This!Magical Dining Month, an Orlando-area event, runs from August 23 to September 30, 2019. At participating restaurants, for $35 per person, you can enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner. Although Disney-owned restaurants do not participate in this, many third-party restaurants at the Walt Disney World resort do. One restaurant that is participating this year is Paddlefish at Disney Springs.Here’s what you can find on the Magical Dining Month Menu.Appetizer (choose one)Fried Green Tomatoes (elote, queso fresco, remoulade)Ahi Poke (sweet black soy, yuzu, avocado, cucumber pickle)Clam Chowder (bacon, potatoes, cream)Wedge Salad (iceberg, tomato, red onion, bacon, blue cheese dressing)Main Course (choose one)Catfish (cornmeal crust, edamame-smoked bacon succotash, Creole mustard)Half Chicken (Carolina mop sauce, edamame-smoked bacon succotash)Pork Chops (Asparagus, blue cheese mash, apple cider reduction)Dessert (choose one)Key Lime Pie (graham cracker, torched meringue)Flourless Chocolate Cake (mascarpone, raspberry coulis)NY Style Cheesecake (farm fresh strawberry compote)Bread Pudding (vanilla ice cream, caramel)Have you taken advantage of Magical Dining Month specials in previous years? Excited about what this year has to offer? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

Breaking News in the Industry: January 30, 2018

first_imgNJ Postal Worker caught stealing credit cards, funding lavish lifestyleA New Jersey couple was arrested for allegedly stealing dozens of credit cards from the Long Island post office. The couple was charged with forgery, possession of stolen property, and identity theft. This is yet another case of credit card fraud and theft, a rampant crime in the United States. A 28-year-old NJ resident was apprehended after his shift on Tuesday; at the time, he was carrying six different stolen credit cards on him. The accused resident and his girlfriend allegedly used the stolen cards to purchase expensive cars and other luxury items. The perpetrator began working at the Garden City post office in 2014 as a letter carrier. During his routes, he would look through the mail for any packages with credit cards. Afterwards, he went to the dark web and used the crypto-currency Bitcoin to purchase personal information about the cardholders in order to activate the cards. According to prosecutors, the perpetrator stole over 30 credit cards in the last eight months. The couple used the credit cards to buy brand name items at the Short Hills Mall; the couple also owned a BMW and a Maserati.The theft was uncovered when Garden City residents began to complain that they had never received their credit cards. After searching the couple’s home in Perth Amboy, authorities discovered $30,000 in cash, several handguns, and other luxury items. After being arraigned in court, the couple was held on a $50,000 cash bail. It is unclear whether either defendant has obtained a lawyer. This incident has left a bad taste in the mouths of many Garden City residents. A number of residents expressed dismay at the thought that they were unable to trust their local post office to safely deliver their packages. However, the U.S. Postal Service was quick to assure the public that perpetrator’s actions do not represent the other 500,000 people they currently employ. A public statement read, “… the overwhelming majority of Postal Service employees are honest, hardworking, and trustworthy individuals who would never consider engaging in any type of criminal behavior.” [Source: Lendedu News]Here’s how one employee stole $130,000When Keynan Kinard hit upon a white-collar crime scheme so successful he was able to steal $130,000 from Lowe’s, he perhaps could have used the money to pay down restitution costs from a previous act of insurance fraud. Instead, he spent almost as much money as he took in on “lavish vacations.” That’s according to an affidavit of probable cause from North Londonderry Township Detective Toby Pokrop that sheds more light on how a 25-year-old human resources manager could pull off the “elaborate scheme” for which he recently received criminal charges. For more than five months, Kinard managed to avoid detection in a complicated endeavor that involved signing former employees up for debit cards, clocking into work as other employees, and making ATM withdraws in Harrisburg, the affidavit says. Here’s how he allegedly did it – and how police caught on to the scheme.Beginning on July 1, 2017, Kinard took advantage of a Lowe’s paycheck option that was supposed to make employees’ lives more convenient. If employees don’t have a bank account, they can apply for a Visa debit card and Lowe’s will load their paychecks onto that card, according to the affidavit.- Sponsor – Kinard admitted that he activated the cards on behalf of former employees, according to the affidavit. “He admitted to changing the pay rate for each employee,” the affidavit states. “He admitted to clocking them in and out to show un-worked hours, vacation and bereavement.” Kinard would have the cards loaded, then withdraw the funds from various ATMs, usually on the same day, usually in Harrisburg, and generally around $600 at a time, the affidavit said. To prevent the former employees from knowing, he also managed to change the addresses listed on their W-4 forms to the North Londonderry Lowe’s store address. It took nearly six months for police to investigate the case, but once debit card vendor First Data Corp. first raised red flags to Lowe’s on Dec. 4, it became obvious something fishy was going on.   Kinard was charged with one count each of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activities, theft by unlawful taking, unlawful use of computer, and 46 counts of identity theft, 46 counts of access device fraud and 46 counts of tampering with records or identification. Kinard has waived his preliminary hearing, according to court documents.  [Source: Lebanon Daily News]Patriots, Eagles team up against Super Bowl counterfeitersThe New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles joined forces ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, asking a Minnesota judge to grant local police the power to seize counterfeit merchandise and tickets. NFL Properties LLC, New England Patriots LLC and Philadelphia Eagles LLC sued Does 1-100 in Hennepin County District Court last week, just as the Patriots and Eagles get set to face each other in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis on Sunday. According to the lawsuit, the defendants consist primarily of large-scale professional counterfeiters who plan to sell merchandise and tickets bearing the National Football League’s trademarks and logos. NFL Properties and the two teams – represented by lead attorney Leita Walker with Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis – say the counterfeiters will take advantage of numerous official Super Bowl LII-related events by duping fans into buying counterfeit merchandise and tickets. Each year, the Super Bowl attracts a television audience of more than 100 million viewers in the U.S. alone, and intense media attention is focused on the game and the participating teams in the weeks leading up to the game, the complaint states. According to the lawsuit, NFL Properties has issued national licenses to nearly 180 companies for use of the NFL trademarks on a variety of products, such as apparel, souvenirs, games and novelty items, but counterfeiting remains a significant concern. The Patriots, Eagles and NFL Properties seek an ex parte temporary restraining order and a judgment enjoining any counterfeiters from producing or selling any merchandise bearing the protected NFL trademarks. They also want the court to give law enforcement authority to seizure any counterfeit merchandise or tickets. NFL Properties did not immediately respond Monday to a request for comment. [Source: Courthouse News]CargoNet 2017 cargo theft trend analysisThe CargoNet Command Center logged 1,391 supply chain intelligence events into the CargoNet database in 2017. A total of 741 records involved a cargo theft event in the United States or Canada—one of the safest years ever recorded by CargoNet. The average cargo value per event was $196,109, and an estimated $145 million in cargo was stolen. CargoNet also recorded 1,479 stolen tractors, trailers, or intermodal chassis and containers in the United States and Canada in 2017. The decrease in cargo theft can be largely attributed to successful law enforcement investigations in 2016. California was one of the states where successful investigations had the biggest impact; cargo theft was down 32% in California compared with 2016. California also has one of the highest concentrations of specialized cargo theft units in the country. Cargo theft events in New Jersey decreased 13% from 2016. Note that New Jersey State Police maintains specialized cargo theft units that work closely with local and county law enforcement agencies. Most of the top five states with the most cargo theft each year had decreases in 2017. In 2017, 22% of all cargo thefts involved food and beverage items, with more than 100 cargo thefts of this commodity.Cargo thieves stole meat products and both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages the most. However, thefts of food and beverage items decreased from 2016 in favor of household items such as major appliances and tools. Cargo theft most commonly occurred on weekend days in 2017. Theft was most common on Friday, with 19%, Saturday, with 17%, and Sunday, with 16% of all cargo theft losses in 2017. In 37% of cargo theft cases, the cargo was left unattended for multiple days; and there was no electronic tracking, witnesses, or surveillance to determine the exact day of loss. In the event the exact day of loss is not known, the theft is assumed to have occurred on the first possible day. When we examined events in which the day of theft was known, theft was highest on Sunday, with 17% of losses, and Monday, with 16% of losses. This may not be a fair analysis, because truckers may be more likely just to leave their trucks overnight on Sunday or Monday compared to Friday or Saturday. Cargo thefts occurred the most at warehouse locations but were closely followed by fenced yards. In 2017, 18% of all cargo theft occurred at a fenced yard location. We do not believe this indicates that fenced yards are more desirable targets, just that it is more common for a yard to be fenced at cargo theft hot spots like industrial areas of most major metropolitan areas. [Source: American Journal of Transportation]Man charged, accused of credit card fraudA Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, man who allegedly used more than a dozen credit cards to commit more than 70 fraudulent transactions was charged with five crimes. Jevon Morgan, 25, faces two counts forgery, two counts of misappropriating identification and one count of credit card fraud. He returns to court Feb. 8. Although just a handful of counts were filed, according to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department, information of 14 cardholders was used in 73 successful purchases last June at a Bellevue retailer. Additional charges may be filed. Morgan also faces six similar charges in Winnebago County for offenses last June and July. A jury trial is scheduled for June 30 in that case. [Source: Fox11 News]“Is it shoplifting if it’s not the customer’s fault?” Amazon Go raises questions for the retail industry“Just walk out,” say the signs at the entrance and store windows at Amazon’s newest concept store. “No lines. No checkout. (No, seriously.)” Amazon Go opened in Seattle last week with much fanfare, raising a host of questions about the future of retail. Among them: How will the company handle shoplifting? And what does the tech-heavy, no-cashier concept mean for shrink — industry speak for theft, damage and other errors that might eat away at a retailer’s inventory — which costs retailers an estimated $48.9 billion a year? One of the store’s first patrons took to Twitter Jan. 22 to report that Amazon Go had failed to charge her for a container of vanilla yogurt. “I think I just shoplifted??,” CNBC reporter Deirdre Bosa wrote on the social media platform using the hashtag #freestuff. Amazon executives responded with a giant shrug. “It happens so rarely that we didn’t even bother building in a feature for customers to tell us it happened,” Gianna Puerini, Amazon Go’s vice president told CNBC “I’ve been doing this a year and I have yet to get an error. So we’ve tried to make it super easy on the rare occasion that does happen either to remove it or enjoy breakfast on us.” But retail analysts said the incident raised concerns about how the store, which relies on a system of cameras, scanners and infrared sensors to track customers’ movements and purchases, might handle theft, whether intentional or not. A spokeswoman for Amazon Go did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment for this story.“The absolute biggest concern for me is shoplifting,” said Paula Rosenblum, managing partner at RSR Research, a retail technology consultancy in Miami. “How long until someone figures out a way to cheat the system by — who knows — wrapping items in aluminum wrap or stuffing them into metal containers? Shrink, as a general rule, is a big problem for the industry that nobody has been able to solve.” “Is it still shoplifting if it’s not the customer’s fault?” added David Bell, a marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. “I suppose it’s in the eye of the beholder.” The rise of online shopping and app-based payments have given way to a gray area, retail and technology experts say, where the culprit for lost revenue might not be a nefarious customer or an employee slipping items into coat jackets, but a technical glitch. Take, for example, instances where a ride-sharing app doesn’t charge a rider for the full ride, or when a warehouse employee accidentally sends an extra item to a customer. Not the shopper’s fault, but it is still a potential problem for retailers. Supermarkets, analysts said, are among the most vulnerable retailers, in part because large, chaotic stores make for easy targets. “There’s an entire cottage industry in place to find ways to steal from stores,” Rosenblum said. “The customer is the biggest variable there is.”  [Source: The Washington Post] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Manmohan Singh visits CWG venues, takes stock of preparations

first_imgPrime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday visited the Jawaharlal Nehru sports complex here and asked authorities to “redouble their efforts” to quickly complete remaining works as people were expecting a “flawless” opening to the Commonwealth Games.The venues for the Commonwealth Games are yet to be completedTerming the sports complex as “beautiful”, Singh urged the authorities “to redouble their efforts to quickly complete whatever works remained as people were expecting a spectacular and flawless opening to the CWG.”The Prime Minister visited the stadium, the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies of the October games, on Sunday morning.He was shown various facilities there including the playing fields, royal box, stands for spectators, security and other arrangements, PMO officials said.Singh’s visit comes as part of the series of steps he has taken to streamline and expedite the preparations for the October 3-14 mega event which have been rocked by a spate of corruption allegations.The Prime Minister, accompanied by Sports Minister M S Gill and Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, went around the stadium and saw for himself the facilities and the work being done.Singh was there at the sports complex for over 20 minutes. Reporters were not allowed inside the venue during the Prime Minister’s visit.Concerned by the delays and the corruption charges, Singh had convened a high-level meeting on August 14 to review the preparations for the Games.A committee of bureaucrats headed by Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar was formed and given overriding powers by bringing into its ambit the Games Organising Committee that has been tainted following corruption allegations.advertisementObserving that there have been “slippages” in time schedules and deficiencies noticed, Singh had directed that a thorough probe should be held by the ministries concerned into complaints of “procedural and other irregularities” and “those found guilty should face severe and exemplary punishment”.He had instructed that all pending works should be completed in a time-bound manner and decided to visit select venues of the Games in the last week of this month.last_img read more

Manavjit Sandhu wins World Cup bronze, misses out on Olympic quota

first_imgFormer World Champion Manavjit Sandhu missed out on an Olympic quota by a whisker as he claimed India’s first podium with a bronze at the World Cup Shotgun Championships here.The veteran was involved in an exciting final against the world’s best trap shooters before settling for third place in the event, which offered two spots for next year’s Rio Olympics.Sandhu, who entered the bronze medal match after winning the slot through a shoot-off in the semifinal, had to endure yet another shoot-off after both he and Portuguese Joao Azevedo shot an identical 12 targets out of 15.It was in this second shoot-off that the veteran emerged victorious accounting for three targets out of five to Joao’s two.Italian Massimo Fabbrizi, who shot 12 targets in the final as opposed to 13 in the semifinal, won gold while the silver went to famed Australian shooter Michael Diamond, who shot 11 targets in the final. The top two earned their Olympic quotas.last_img read more

Citizenship bill ending revocation for terror convictions to become law

first_imgOTTAWA – A Liberal bill that would make it easier for people to become Canadian citizens has passed the Senate, after over a year of back-and-forth in Parliament.Bill C-6 was designed to repeal many of the previous Conservative government’s changes to how people become citizens — and how they can lose that status.Among other things, the legislation repeals a provision that strips dual citizens of their Canadian status if convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage.But far more people lose their citizenship because it was obtained fraudulently and current law gives them no right to appeal, something not addressed in the Liberals’ original bill.The Senate proposed adding such an appeal and the Liberals agreed to that and several other amendments late last week.The bill went back to the Senate and after a brief debate, passed by a vote of 51-29.Former immigration minister John McCallum introduced the bill in 2016, following through on a Liberal campaign promise that had in part spawned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s famous “A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian” line during the heated debates of the 2015 election.The issue was the Conservatives’ citizenship law, which allowed for stripping citizenship from dual nationals convicted of certain serious crimes.It has been applied to one person: Zakaria Amara, convicted for his role in a 2006 terror plot in Toronto and his citizenship is now likely to be reinstated.The Liberals’ original bill makes two other changes: restoring the age range for language and knowledge requirements for citizenship to 18 to 54 from 14 to 64. One of the Senate amendments had sought to raise the upper age to 59 but the Liberals did not accept that.The other change in the bill repeals a Conservative provision that required people to say they intended to reside in Canada as part of their citizenship application.Among the notable Senate amendments was one allowing people a right to appeal if their citizenship were to be revoked because of fraud.The Liberals accepted it, though their hand was forced a bit after a recent Federal Court ruling saying citizens deserved an independent hearing before their status was revoked.The Opposition Conservatives have condemned that move, saying it risks encouraging people to lie on their application, because of the lengthy appeals process.They say their process — which left decisions on revocation in the hands of the bureaucrats — was more efficient, and court appeals were still possible if the law was wrongly applied.last_img read more

March Madness Final Four Set With Badgers UK UConn

Remarkable, but the NCAA tournament tops itself almost every year. This version of March Madness produced countless dramatic finishes, upsets, surprises and heroes. Only a quartet of teams remaimn standing, a Final Four in Texas that has the makings for something special.Here’s how No 1. Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Connecticut advanced to the biggest weekend of  A NCAA basketball season, where the Gators will face surprising UConn, and UK, with five freshmen starters, will take on the deliberate Badgers:* Kentucky outlasted Michigan, 75-72, on Aaron Harrison’s 25-foot three-point shot with 2.6 seconds remaining. It was a thrilling game that put the Wildcats in rarified air: The Wildcats are the first set of five freshmen starters to advance to the Final Four since Michigan’s renown “Fab Five” in 1992. Also, Kentucky is the first team in NCAA Tournament history to defeat both participants of the previous year’s championship game (Michigan and Louisville).* Shabazz Napier of Connecticut was dazzling in leading UConn to a 60-54 victory over Michigan State, the team picked by many to win the title. Napier scored 17 of his 25 points in the final 20 minutes. His three free throws with 37.6 seconds left were typical of the clutch play he exhibited. And so, the Huskies came back from nine down in the second half to  make it to next week against Florida.* Florida was too big, too strong, too talented and too determined to allow Dayton to derail the Gators’ championship aspirations. Florida won 62-52, and the outcome never really was in doubt. Florida controlled the pace of the game and limited Dayton’s transition opportunities. The Flyers had been running and gunning in their three previous tournament wins, but scored just eight transition points on Saturday thanks to Florida’s full-court pressure defense.* Wisconsin’s tough defense and deliberate pace were key factors in the Badgers advancing past No. 1-seed Arizona, 64-63, in overtime. Center Frank Kaminsky had 28 points, six in OT, and 11 rebounds and scored from inside and outside, including three 3-pointers, for the No. 2 seed Badgers (30-7). It’s Wisconsin’s first Final Four appearance since 2000, and first for 66-year-old coach Bo Ryan, who earned his 704th career victory. read more

Allegri says Juventus is a team full of champions

first_imgThe Bianconeri is the only team in the Italian Lega Serie A that has not lost a single match this seasonJuventus has now 14 consecutive matches without losing in the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season.The Bianconeri is the only team in the competition that has yet to lose.And for coach Massimiliano Allegri, his team is made up of champions.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“This is a team made up of champions and men of character,” Allegri told ESPN.“To win you must have the desire to make a race more, to gain an extra centimeter, you must have the humility to put yourself on a par with the opponents on the physical plane and these players have it.”“We started a difficult month in the best way,” he added.“December will be important, at the end of the month we can make an initial assessment. But from here to May, it’s long.”last_img read more

Pochettino Trippier has a longterm groin problem

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Kieran Trippier will be struggling with his groin problem for a while and urged him to find a way to play through itThe English full-back made his return to Spurs for Wednesday’s 3-1 win against Southampton after last appearing for the club on November 10.But Trippier’s comeback didn’t go to plan as he was withdrawn after 87 minutes with the same injury that he sustained at the World Cup.While resigned to further setbacks, Pochettino hopes Trippier will find a way to get through it.“I think it’s the same problem, the same problem that started in the World Cup,” said Pochettino, according to HITC.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“If you remember the semi-final against Croatia, when he left the pitch. Then I think to play after three days against Belgium, I think maybe it affected a little bit. Now he’s suffering in that situation.“It will be a long period for him suffering this type of problem. When I was in Argentina as a 19-year-old I suffered and it is an area that is difficult to sort out.“But I don’t believe it’s a big thing. It’s only he needs to start to accept that situation and live with sometimes some pain and play.”Goals from Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min were enough to seal Spurs a 3-1 win over Southampton.Pochettino’s side, who are now third in the Premier League, will next face Leicester City on Saturday away.last_img read more