Neymar & Mbappe train with Paris Saint-Germain together for the first time

first_img IN SPORT.ES Neymar y Mbappé ya se divierten juntos 06/09/2017 Frederic Martin The young French forward, who was officially presented earlier on Wednesday , has revealed his “ambition” to be part of a winning project and didn’t hide his desire to get integrated into the dressing room of his new team as soon as possible.  Upd. at 20:14 center_img CEST That showed now just in the exercises, but also in his personality. And in his eagerness to imitate Neymar, who also showed a desire to get to know his new team-mate — just hours after he called Josep Maria Bartomeu a joke on Instagram. Neymar returned to Paris from international duty with Brazil — he played against Colombia on Tuesday — and in his first session back under Unai Emery’s orders he had a new teammate: Kylian Mbappe. And the good relationship between the two was immediately on show.  The two footballers, who met in the dressing room before the session, showed on the pitch at PSG’s traning ground in Saint-Germain-en-Laye that they already have a special understanding. The French club made them the world’s two most expensive players this summer — although Mbappe’s move is initially on loan.last_img read more

Breaking : Brendan Rodgers makes incredible return to Premier League at Leicester

first_imgAdvertisement 01NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs48my1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ea4mc18( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2m901Would you ever consider trying this?😱xaCan your students do this? 🌚4qwRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former Liverpool and just-resigned Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is making a sensational move to the Premier League and this time it’s Leicester City.Advertisement “I’ll give my life to make the supporters proud of their club,” Rodgers said.Advertisement He watched from the stands as the Foxes beat Brighton 2-1 on Tuesday and spoke to the players in the changing room after the game.Adding that he was “privileged and honoured” to take on the role, Rodgers said: “Together, we’ll be stronger and I’m looking forward to working with the players, staff and supporters to make the right steps forward.”Advertisement Brendan Rodgers is immensely popular among Premier League fans largely because of the Northern Irishman’s charisma and character that Rodgers bring to his team and the league as a whole.The Liverpool side managed by Rodgers from 2012-15 was notable for its attacking prowess especially during the later part of the term when Luis Suarez , Sturridge and Sterling clicked together to score 101 goals in a season. His achievements includes winning the LMA manager of the year award for his 2013-14 season at Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp was soon made a replacement for Rodgers after a poor run of form in late 2015.Celtic was undisputably the best part of Rodgers career so far. It included a monumental 60+ unbeaten domestic streak. In his time at Scotland , Rodgers achieved something called a ‘Double Treble’ (a treble in two consecutive seasons).Leicester will be a new challenge with a different outlook for this ever-growing football manager who keeps on getting better. Advertisementlast_img read more

Fruit of lady labour

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The future is already theirs

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Ethnic balance fiasco at GECOM troubling (Pt 1)

first_imgDear Editor,The sensitivity of the recent and ongoing ‘ethnic balance fiasco’ at the Guyana Elections Commissions (GECOM) is troubling and a matter of strong national concern. Indeed, the staff composition matter at the centre of the claims is not new, since many related issues were previously raised through several public media and forum, internal to the Commission.From a cursory examination of the published public statements emanating from members of the Commission, including the controversially appointed Chairman, a number of occurrences have been made clear. Among them, one could rationalise the following:1. There was an admitted and confirmed censorship of People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Commissioner Robeson Benn by the Chairman regarding issues he raised; about the need to balance the ethnic composition of employees of GECOM who worked previously and those who are currently being selected to perform elections related tasks.2. Admissions by Chairman Patterson to the claims of Commissioner Benn of ethnic disparity, in his statement to the media of a majority 46 per cent Afro-Guyanese compliment, compared to 21 per cent Indo-Guyanese; 20 per cent Mixed and 12 per cent Amerindians. The difference being the quoted percentage for Afro-Guyanese.3. An accusation by Chairman Patterson of the PPP/C Councillors of injecting ‘race’ into the preparations for Local Government Elections when by his own admission, the situation in GECOM do reflect this position.4. Attempts to defend the existence of the aforementioned facts by Commissioner Vincent Alexander, who was dubiously quoted in his press release as being critical of the approach used by Commissioner Benn and by stating that he is unaware of the Statistics regarding GECOM’s employment, except that it was based on ‘meritocracy’.5. The inherent admission that all of the Commissioners are not being provided with information they should have as decision makers instructing the policies to be implemented by the GECOM Secretariat.Aside from the procedural approach to addressing agenda items at the meetings of the Commission, it is rational for one to decipher that it is at this time that such critical issues must be addressed. In Guyana’s multi-ethnic society, it is irrelevant and somewhat clearly irrational for the Chairman of the GECOM to admit his non-recognition for the required balance in this key functional responsibility.Further, Vincent Alexander has shown his diabolic irrational nature once again, by suggesting that when merit is considered in the selection process, the Afro-Guyanese complement more than double that of any other race. The situation is outright unacceptable and must be objectively remedied.The historical track record of the organisation provides no confidence in terms of the future of a nation, particularly, with the infamous legacy of the People’s National Congress for multiple elections covering decades of failed governance and major hardships for Guyanese. There is indeed a serious justified call for the balancing of, and the selection of more respectful staff at GECOM.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Mariga out of Seychelles clashes

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 8- Real Sociedad midfielder, MacDonald Margi will not feature in Kenya’s two-legged 2014 World Cup pre-qualifiers after fracturing his finger in their 4-0 La Liga defeat to Rayo Vallacano.Stars head coach, Francis Kimanzi confirmed that the key player who is on loan to the Spanish from Italian giants Inter Milan had arrived to the team’s camp in Nairobi with a heavily bandaged finger that requires two weeks to heal.“He was injured during their game and went on to play the whole match but when they checked later, they discovered he had fractured a finger and he will not play in both games against Seychelles,” Kimanzi said Tuesday. “I’m disappointed not to play him and I wish him quick recovery but I selected 25 players and we have adequate replacements in his position,” he added.At the same time, only team captain, Dennis Oliech who turns out for French Ligue 1 outfit AJ Auxerre was given the day off among the group of foreign players that joined the rest of the squad in training.“He arrived late last (Monday) night and we decided to give him enough time to recover but he will be available in the morning training session tomorrow (Wednesday),” the coach told.The team will depart on Thursday morning for Seychelles ahead of their first leg clash on Saturday before the sides’ face-off in Nairobi on Tuesday week for the return.The coach who was re-appointed to the role he vacated in February 2009 plans to shape his side defensively for the away game owing to the scant information the technical bench has on the style of play for the Islanders.“I have never watched play but being the home team, they will surely come out to attack and we need to be disciplined at the back and then exploit on the weaknesses when going forward since this is a knockout match,” he asserted.Keeper Arnold Origi (FK Moss, Norway), defender James Situma (FK Tirana, Albania), midfielders, Mariga’s brother, Victor Mugubi (Glasgow Celtic FC) and Jamal Mohammed (FCM Targu Mures, Romania) were the new foreign based arrivals in the team who went on their first work out with the side on Tuesday.The aggregate winner of the two matches will join the 2014 World Cup Africa qualifying group featuring Nigeria, Malawi and either Djibouti and Namibia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Voting for the PRRD Area ‘B’ Potable water referendum happening this weekend

first_imgBC Drivers LicenceBC ID Card or Services CardICBC vehicle insuranceBC Care CardSIN CardCitizenship CardProperty tax noticeCredit or debit cardUtility billFor more information, visit the Peace River Regional District’s website: FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Peace River Regional District will be holding voting for its potable water referendum for residents of Electoral Area ‘B’ this weekend.Voting will take place on Saturday, June 24th at the following locations:The PRRD head office at 1981 Alaska Ave. in Dawson CreekThe PRRD office in Fort St. John, located at 9505 100 StThe Buffalo InnThe Halfway Graham Community HallThe Buick Creek Community HallThe Montney Community HallThe Cecil Lake Community HallThe Osborn Community HallThe Charlie Lake Community HallPeejay Rutz’ ResidenceThe Clayhurst Post OfficeThe Prespatou Country LodgeThe Clearview ArenaThe Rose Prairie Curling Club/HallUpper Pine ElementaryWonowon Elementary SchoolThe polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.- Advertisement -Eligible voters must be a Canadian citizen at least 18 years of age on June 24th, and must have have lived in BC for at least 6 months. Since the referendum affects Electoral Area ‘B,’ you must have live in that area of the PRRD for at least 30 days, or since May 24, 2017.All eligible electors must register at the time of voting and signing a declaration.You will be asked to provide two (2) pieces of ID, one with a signature, that prove identity and residency. Picture ID is not necessary. Following are classes of documents that may be accepted as evidence for ID purposes:Advertisementlast_img read more

Left homeless by fire, volunteer still reports

first_img (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAKE LOS ANGELES – Nobody really expected Wanda Jensen to showed up May 30 for volunteer duties at her Lake Los Angeles church. It probably shouldn’t have been a surprise when she did, considering she’s rarely missed such assignments. But the previous day, Jensen was among 10 people left homeless by a fire at a Lake Los Angeles mobile-home park that destroyed seven homes. On Friday, Jensen and 30 or so other Lake Los Angeles Foursquare Gospel Church volunteers were honored at a luncheon. Jensen, the food ministry coordinator, was introduced as a special guest at the event. Other special guests included Grace Resource Center Executive Director Steve Baker, Lake Los Angeles Rural Town Council President Marlene Olivarez and Wilsona School District Superintendent Ned McNabb. The volunteers feed up to 3,000 people each month, the Rev. Al Toyne said. “It was wonderful to be able to honor all these individuals who each week unselfishly give of themselves,” Toyne said. Nobody exemplified that spirit better than Jensen, who lost all her physical possessions except for her Pekingese dog. Jensen now lives with a friend, and is awaiting a mobile home a Hesperia family says they will donate to her, Toyne said. “She’s just an awesome gal,” Toyne said. “Somewhere along life’s pathway, she’s picked up some great strengths.” last_img read more

Man’s book fetes his artist father

first_imgWHITTIER — At 91 years old, Gene Mako says he had just one more goal to accomplish in his lifetime: to compile a book chronicling the life and works of his artist father, Bartholomew Mako.On Tuesday, he unexpectedly brought that dream to Hoover Elementary School, one of dozens of Los Angeles area sites that bears the artwork of his father, a Hungarian native who was born in 1890 and came into local fame as an artist from the 1920s to 1980, when he died.In a surprise visit, Mako presented Hoover Principal Kathy Schmierer with a copy of his book, “Bartholomew Mako: A Hungarian Master,” which includes photos of the school’s “The Pageant of the Children” concrete frieze created by his father that runs atop the school’s main entrance.And, along the first page of the book, Mako wrote: “For the students, with love, Gene Mako.” “It is exciting to have the opportunity to meet you,” Schmierer told Mako as he sat below the frieze with friend and book collaborator Torre Meringolo, vice president at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.Mako, a tennis champion who won mixed doubles at the U.S. Open when he was 20, is actually featured on the school’s frieze — he is the boy holding the tennis racket all the way on the left.“His father’s work is such an important part of our school culture,” Schmierer said. “So it was wonderful to learn the inside story behind this particular piece of art.”Whittier City School District board member Linda Small came to the school as soon as she got wind of Mako’s visit, telling him his father is a bit of a local celebrity because many of the city’s photos have included the school’s frieze.“And no, you can’t take this off our building,” Small said jokingly as Mako laughed. “I’m going to have to call security on you if that happens.” Mako’s works of art can still be seen at El Monte High School — the “At the End of the Santa Fe Trail” mural — and Burbank City Hall, as well as churches like St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Catholic Church in Los Angeles. He also created relief sculptures at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the 10th Olympic Games in 1932.Mako and Meringolo have been visiting many of the artwork sites and donating Mako’s book to help promote Bartholomew Mako’s name.“We want to make sure Bartholomew Mako is known for the great artist that he was, and make sure his works are preserved,” Meringolo 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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

‘West Ham have had hundreds of better players than Dimitri Payet’ – LISTEN

first_imgHarry Redknapp has told talkSPORT there is ‘no chance’ Dimitri Payet will remain at West Ham beyond this transfer window.The Hammers’ star man has gone on strike in a bid to force a move back to Marseille.West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has vowed to keep the 29-year-old against his wishes and rejected a bid of around £20million from the Ligue 1 side on Monday.But with Payet now public enemy number one with the club’s fans, Redknapp insists there is no way back for the France star at the London Stadium and he WILL get the move he desires this month.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former West Ham boss said: “He has got to go. He can’t play again.“It will stink the place out if he plays. He wants to go, he don’t want to play for you.“They have just got to get the right price. The deal has got to happen and it will happen.“He won’t be there at the end of the window – no chance.“He is finished.”Payet was outstanding for West Ham last season and was idolised by supporters before his recent antics.But Redknapp insists he is no club legend and won’t be missed.“He ain’t the best player to play there,” he said.“They have had hundreds of better players. People like Bobby Moore that played for the club all their lives and [Mark] Noble, they are proper West Ham.“These guys [like Payet] come for a few years and are on their bikes again.”last_img read more