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first_imgGlenswilly 3-9 – Malin 1-8This passage f play highlights the tough conditions at Glenswilly today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.A commanding second-half display saw Glenswilly surge away from a gutsy Malin side to reach the quarter final of the senior championship at Foxhall.In truth this game should perhaps not have gone ahead, such were the conditions due to heavy rain. Indeed the throw-in was put back by half an hour to allow groundsmen attempt to drain off surface water.There was also a minutes clapping in memory of Glenswilly stalwart and club president Finbarr Glackin whose funeral took place just hours before the throw-in.When the action did eventually get underway, the 500 or so strong crowd still questioned the wiseness of pressing ahead with the game.The surface did not lend itself to any kind of flowing football but both teams, to their credit, did attempt to create decent passages of play. Michael Murphy tris to break through the Malin defence. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Glenswilly were without Ciaran Bonner who failed to shake off an earlier injury.It was Malin who went two points ahead in the first fifteen minutes through Matthew Byrne with Gary McFadden, Michael Murphy and Caolan Kelly all missing the target early on for Glenswilly.Indeed it wasn’t until the 18th minute that Glen finally opened their account through Copper McFadden who had a fine game throughout.The home side struck again a couple of minutes later and this time it was a good build up which eventually saw Donegal star Neil Gallagher palm the ball into the back of the Malin net to make it 1-1 to 0-2.Malin ticked of another couple of points while Caolan Kelly and Gary McFadden struck again for Glen to leave the half-time score 1-3 to 0-4. Malin go on the attack.Glenswilly emerged a very different team in the second half and that wasn’t just because they had changed their jerseys.Murphy dropped back into a deeper role allowing allowing the likes of Darren McGinley to go on penetrating runs.The Donegal captain’s place-kicking wasn’t half-bad either considering the poor underfoot conditions as he pointed a couple of his now trademark free-kicks.Glen ended the game as a contest just a few minutes into the restart when a all-worked move started by Murphy resulted in Oisin Crawford finishing off the move to make it 2-4 to 0-4. Matthew Byrne managed to eventually poke the ball home for Malin from close range after a game of ping pong in the Glenswilly goal area to leave it 2-6 to 1-5.Although it was difficult to sense a full Malin revival, Glen put the lights out of the Inishowen team with the next attack of the game and again the conditions played a part.The ball slips away from both the Glenswilly and Malin players.The Malin goalkeeper managed to keep out a dropping ball but couldn’t hold it and it eventually fell to Darren McGinley who slid the ball home from close range to make it 3-6 to 1-6.Both sides swapped points after that but it was Glenswilly who had one finger on cruise control.Liam ‘Baker’ Bradley can have no real complaints about the result which saw Glenswlly, spurred on by that man Murphy again, book their place in the latter stages of the championship on again.Finbarr Glackin would have been proud.Glenswilly: Philip O’Donnell; Ruairi Crawford, Eamonn Ward, Joe Gibbons; Oisin Crawford (1-0), Aidan McDevitt, Cormac Callaghan; Neil Gallagher (1-0), Cathal Gallagher (0-1); Caolan Kelly (0-2), Gary McFadden (0-2), Brian Farrelly; Darren McGinley (1-2), Michael Murphy (0-2, 1f), Kealan McFadden. Subs: Leon Kelly for K.McFadden (48), Paul O’Brien for O.Crawford (51), Gerard McGrenra for McGinley (60).Malin: Darragh McLaughlin; Michael McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Gary Farren; Stephen McLaughlin, Declan Walsh, Charlie Byrne; Anthony Kelly (0-2, 2f), Seamus Houghton (0-1); Christy McLaughlin, Seamus Doherty, Dan McDaid (0-1); Brendan McLaughlin, Matthew Byrne (1-4, 4f), Paul McLaughlin. Subs: Terence Doherty, John G McLaughlin and Daniel Mullarkey for B.McLaughlin, Houghton and M.Byrne (55).Referee: Mark Dorrian (Gaeil Fhánada).DONEGAL SFC: GLENSWILLY PRESS CRUISE CONTROL WITH COMMANDING SECOND HALF DISPLAY was last modified: August 24th, 2015 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:donegalglenswillyMalinlast_img read more

Fresh Tracks: Hear June’s Best New Royalty Free Music

first_imgLooking for more royalty-free music playlists? Check these out.Rococo Romance: Give Your Video a Classical Cinematic SoundIn the Shadows: The Changing Nature of Horror MusicRoyalty-free Music to Power Your Sports VideosLevel-Up Your Gaming Videos with the Perfect Royalty-Free SoundtrackStrike the Right Balance: Choosing Music for Tutorial Videos Electrify your footage with our music team’s favorite new royalty free tracks.This is as fresh as it gets. Feast your ears on the latest and greatest additions to PremiumBeat’s ever-growing library of best-in-class royalty-free music. With new tunes from established contributors and emerging artists alike, every song on this playlist is a hand-picked favorite of our in-house music team in June.The playlist leads off with “Ambitech” by Dr. Hollywood. Pulsing, chill, and mysterious, with haunting, subtly warped electro elements. The perfect soundtrack for a midnight cruise through a neon wasteland.Image via Grisha Bruev.“Barn Burner” by Flash Fluharty takes a different approach. It feels a little dangerous with its slinky beer-bottle slide guitar and roadhouse attitude. Slip this one into the tape deck of your vintage hot rod and floor it.Meanwhile, “Acid Wash” By Elliot Middleton somehow manages to feel contemporary and nostalgic at the same time, with bittersweet synth lines and guitar tones worthy of the Smiths.Image via optimarc.In addition to these standout tracks, you’ll find club-worthy cuts, hard-charging rock anthems, shimmering indie pop, and so much more. Be among the first to use one of these vital new releases with a simple $49 Standard License that lets you use the track in as many of your videos as you want. In the meantime, explore June’s best in the playlist below. Enjoy. Cover image via Alena Ozerova.Header image via jackbolla.Playlist header image via Alexander Daviduyuk.last_img read more

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10 months agoHysaj agent alerts Chelsea with fresh Napoli transfer warning

first_imgHysaj agent alerts Chelsea with fresh Napoli transfer warningby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Elseid Hysaj won’t rule out leaving Napoli in January.The fullback was close to joining Chelsea last summer.”He could have gone with [Maurizio] Sarri to Chelsea, but Ancelotti blocked everything,” Mario Giuffredi fumed on Radio Marte.“He even publicly said recently that he was counting on him for this last period, but the facts say that in the last four games, Hysaj has only played one.“Therefore that probably means he’s not too important for the Coach. If Ancelotti no longer considers him a starter, and wants to remove the disturbance, we’ll do it.“Hysaj doesn’t deserve this bad treatment, considering how much he’s given Napoli in the last three years, and also because it’s professionally correct to be clear in life.“Maybe it’s just a transitional phase, but every Coach makes his choices and it’s right that’s the case. So if Hysaj has become fourth choice it’s only right they communicate that to us.“If this is a transitional phase we’ll soon see Hysaj as a starter again, or at the very least playing more consistently, but if Hysaj is no longer valued by the Coach we’ll ask for a transfer in January.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Port of Thessaloniki Gaining Ground after Privatization

first_imgGreek Port of Thessaloniki is going through some major changes on the back of its privatization in December 2017, when the Government of Greece sold a 67 percent share in the port.The stake was sold for EUR 231.9 million, however, the total value of the deal was EUR 1.1 billion. The concession agreement signed between the Greek State and ThPA SA, included obligatory investments amounting to EUR 180 million to be accomplished in the next seven years.Sotiris Theofanis, Chairman of the BoD and CEO of ThPA SA, revealed the details and progress of the investments in an interview with World Maritime News.Sotiris Theofanis, Chairman of the BoD and CEO of ThPA SAHe said that the obligatory investment program includes the extension of the port’s container terminal by 440 meters with a depth of 16.5 meters, the procurement of new equipment for container and dry bulk terminals, and general port development, including the rehabilitation of the old customs building.“Provided that the maturity period will be shortened, we are determined to complete the Pier 6 Extension Project, being the backbone of our investment plan, in approximately 4.5 years, effectively much earlier than our contractual obligation.”Theofanis explained that the extension of Pier 6 by 440 meters would provide berthing capacity to accommodate Neopanamax vessels with carrying capacity ranging between 10,000 and 14,000 TEUs.“The important thing is that we will be able to serve main liner services that will come directly from East Asia to the Port of Thessaloniki,” he added.Pier 6 extension to be completed in 4.5 yearsFor the time being, Theofanis said that the management team’s main priorities would be to restore the port’s level of service, procure state-of-the-art handling equipment, reorganize the company, and establish a customer-oriented business approach.The first tenders for the procurement of modern cargo handling equipment are underway, according to Theofanis, while the efforts to improve the port’s operation have shown their first results.Speaking on one of the port’s major issues, namely, long waiting times for ships, the CEO of ThPA said that “since the first day we took over the management of the port, we focused on reducing waiting time for ships at anchor for container terminal and conventional terminal as well.”The port managed to reduce the waiting time from 28 hours in the first quarter of 2018, into 14 hours and 50 minutes in April 2018 and 12 hours and 10 minutes in May. Furthermore, ThPA decided this year to invest an additional amount of almost EUR 28 million to replace some of the old, obsolete equipment in order to improve the level of service provided to their clients, as a first step towards a massive port investment plan.During the first five months of 2018, container traffic at the port showed an increase of 10% in TEUs compared to the same period in 2017, providing optimism for the future prospects. Based on this increase, it is estimated that the annual container throughput will reach 430,000 – 435,000 TEUs.The port’s container terminal of great importance“ThPA SA has high growth potential, that should be properly exploited. The new management team established last March, with a strong sense of responsibility is willing to work with vision, plan and commitment for the company’s growth and to respond to the trust bestowed on us by the shareholders and the economic community of Northern Greece as well.”All of the port’s segments, including containers and conventional cargo handling, passenger traffic, cruise and coastal shipping, have high growth potential. However, Theofanis explained that ThPA attached great importance to the container terminal as the planned investments are expected to “provide a strong momentum for the development of the port.”Theofanis concluded that the aim is to transform the Port of Thessaloniki into a modern port complex, bringing multiple benefits for the company, the city and Northern Greece, as well as expanding substantially its hinterland in South East Europe.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Jimmy Garoppolo Is The NFLs Most Expensive Lottery Ticket

42Jimmy GaroppoloSF201712-16437.0 Jimmy Garoppolo’s raw stats were impressive…Most raw passing yards in a five-game stretch for post-1970 NFL quarterbacks under age 30 (within first 16 career starts) 1Dan MarinoMIA19841-5899.9 1Andrew LuckIND20128-121,625 6Brett FavreGB199210-14405.1+107.0 Source: 4Kirk CousinsWAS20142-61,571 5Rex GrossmanCHI20061-5517.1+114.1 Jimmy reshaped the 49ers’ outlook in just five gamesBiggest gains in FiveThirtyEight’s Elo rating over a five-game stretch for QBs under age 30 who ranked among the top 50 in yards above backup over the same span of games 7Dan MarinoMIA19841-51,527 8Matt CasselNE20087-111,520 3Nick FolesPHI20139-13696.9 10Billy VolekTEN200412-161,473 4Russell WilsonSEA201212-16591.5+118.2 Still, it’s difficult to deny Garoppolo’s effect on the 49ers’ play down the stretch last season. Going into his first start (Week 13 against the Bears), San Francisco had a 1288 Elo rating — FiveThirtyEight’s preferred gauge of team strength at any given moment — which ranked second to last in the NFL. By the time Garoppolo had helped the Niners engineer their fifth straight win, San Francisco’s Elo had risen to 1452, good for a much more respectable 22nd in the league. That 164-point boost in team Elo was the most for any QB in the top 50 of our five-game leaderboard above, and it might be the best indication of how much potential Garoppolo brings to the table for his first season directing San Francisco’s offense. Includes playoffs.Source: Includes playoffs.*Yards above backup is a metric that credits a QB for his passing and rushing yards, with adjustments for touchdowns and interceptions, and the defensive quality of the teams he faced.Source: PRO-FOOTBALL-REFERENCE.COM … QuarterbackTeamYearGm. SpanYds Above BackupElo Gain 2Kurt WarnerSTL199911-15725.8 5Boomer EsiasonCIN198512-16639.3 …but he falls upon further adjustmentMost adjusted yards above backup* in a five-game stretch for post-merger NFL quarterbacks under age 30 (within first 16 career starts) 9Jon KitnaSEA19996-10411.5+104.8 3Cam NewtonCAR20111-51,610 QuarterbackTeamYearGM. spanYds above backup 9Richard ToddNYJ19773-7603.2 10Dak PrescottDAL20167-11602.7 7Tony EasonNE19844-8623.0 QuarterbackTeamYearGm. spanPass Yards 5Kurt WarnerSTL199911-151,563 9Daunte CulpepperMIN20007-111,499 2Marc BulgerSTL20034-81,624 No quarterback has ever earned more with less of a sample than Jimmy Garoppolo. After a midseason trade, Tom Brady’s latest former understudy had just five starts for the San Francisco 49ers1In his first appearance with the team, he went 2 for 2 with a touchdown in relief of C.J. Beathard. before becoming eligible for free agency. He won every one of those games for the previously moribund team and was handed $137.5 million for five years in return, which made him the highest paid QB in the NFL at the time. Again, this was for five starts of work in San Francisco — or 246 fewer games than Brady has started in New England.There’s really nothing else to go on. Garoppolo had played so sparingly before being traded to the 49ers that Bill Belichick and company were able to get only a second-round pick in return.There’s no debating that Garoppolo was very good in the scarlet and gold. The only question is how good. Is the weight of the sample such that fans should expect Garoppolo to earn his contract and propel the 49ers into a new era of excellence? Or is he overrated, piling up passing volume for a 1-10 team that was playing out the string on a lost season?According to classic barometers like passing yardage, Garoppolo’s five-game run to close last season does indeed rank among the most impressive rattled off by a young quarterback in NFL history. Going back to the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, we looked for similar five-game runs within a QB’s first 16 games as a team’s primary passer,2Meaning he led the team in passing attempts during the game but wasn’t necessarily the starter. filtering for QBs under age 30 — passers who generally fit Garoppolo’s profile as a fresh starter in the league. Only five quarterbacks — Andrew Luck, Marc Bulger, Cam Newton, Kirk Cousins and Kurt Warner — had a stretch of five consecutive games with more raw passing yards than Garoppolo did: 7Vince FerragamoLAR19803-7586.4+106.3 4Colin KaepernickSFO201215-19679.8 10Dan MarinoMIA19841-5899.9+93.6 3Ben RoethlisbergerPIT20044-8433.6+119.1 That the stretch represented Garoppolo’s entire body of work as his new team’s starter makes him look even more impressive — and that’s without considering his pair of exceptional games in 2016 as New England’s fill-in while Brady was suspended for his role in Deflategate.But there’s more to evaluating a quarterback than simple passing yards. If we take into account touchdowns, interceptions and rushing stats (plus adjust for strength of opponent) using our “yards above backup” metric, Garoppolo’s stretch-run performance takes a bit of a step back relative to history.Over those five games, Garoppolo had six touchdowns but also five interceptions, and he added nothing with his legs. He also faced a mixed bag of defenses that ranged from dominant (the Jaguars) to mediocre (the Bears) to downright bad (the Texans). And the Week 17 win against the division-winning Rams is less striking when you consider that L.A. sat many of its starters, including defensive player of the year Aaron Donald and standouts Alec Ogletree, Connor Barwin and Robert Quinn. After adjusting for all of that, Garoppolo’s five-game stretch still cracks the top 50 for young post-merger QBs, but it no longer seems quite as reliable a predictor of his future — particularly relative to the size of his contract. For every Dan Marino atop the ranking, there are some Tony Easons and Richard Todds as well. Not to mention the very glaring presence of a previous San Francisco QB much higher on the list: Colin Kaepernick. When adjusted for opponent strength, Kaepernick’s 2012 run from Week 16 to the Super Bowl was topped by only three quarterbacks in our sample. 6Jimmy GaroppoloSF201712-161,542 2Nick FolesPHI20139-13696.9+138.6 8Joe MontanaSF19812-6495.8+105.6 1Jimmy GaroppoloSF201712-16437.0+164.1 8Chad PenningtonNYJ200213-17612.7 6Daunte CulpepperMIN20004-8630.1 While the 49ers’ offensive boost, from 17 points per game with other starting quarterbacks to 28.8 with Garoppolo, can’t be fully explained by their QB’s statistics, there’s no doubt that much of this was earned from scrimmage. In its 11 games without him as the starter, San Francisco averaged 4.9 yards per play, 24th in the league. At 65.6 plays per game, that adds up to 322 yards. With Garoppolo, the Niners averaged 6.1 yards per play, which ranked fourth in offensive efficiency during games 12 through 16. And the play count also rose, to 67.2 plays on average, resulting in 410 yards per game.To quantify that boost of 88 yards per game, consider that NFL teams since 1990 have generated an average of 1 point for every 15.4 yards. So that equals 5.7 more expected points for the 49ers with Garoppolo at the controls (26.6 points per game) than without (20.9), not adjusting for that mixed bag of opponent quality.While about 6 points of added value may not sound like much, it’s what the oddsmakers subtract from a team when a top NFL quarterback is forced to miss a game. And we can definitely count Las Vegas among Garoppolo’s believers. This year, the sports books expect the 49ers to win 8.5 games with a full season of Garoppolo. That’s after they expected just five wins for the team before the start of last season, when Garoppolo was still stuck behind Brady. read more

201516 NBA Preview The NewLook Spurs Are Gonna Be Really Good

And here’s what CARMELO thinks of San Antonio’s key players: Last season seemed like Kawhi Leonard’s coming-out party, but with Aldridge now in the mix, Leonard could see fewer double teams, which in turn could lead to even better production than CARMELO expects. The San Antonio Spurs, hoping to make another title run, loaded up on talent in the offseason. They landed coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge along with David West. They brought back Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, and signed Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to new deals. The new players are expected to assimilate quickly with the Spurs veterans, but that’s not guaranteed, which is why coach Gregg Popovich admits that developing team chemistry is his most pressing concern. “It’s always going to be talked about throughout the league by everyone because that’s probably the biggest key of winning,” Green said. “You can have all the right pieces. But if you don’t have chemistry, you’re probably not going to be successful. So regardless of what your roster is, chemistry is the most important thing in this league, in this game. You hear it all the time. We may get tired of it. But it’s really important. We know how important it is.”FiveThirtyEight’s CARMELO projection system expects the Spurs to go 56-26 in 2015-16: Tony Parker changed up his fitness routine in an attempt to stay healthy, but Parker hasn’t played in more than 70 games in any of the last three seasons. In other words, the 33-year-old’s health may be an issue, and CARMELO clearly thinks Parker is in the twilight of his career. He needs to shoot much better than 32.3 percent from the field, which is what he produced over the summer in the EuroBasket tournament, for the Spurs to have a legitimate chance. Tim Duncan is 39, but Old Man Riverwalk will benefit tremendously from the addition of Aldridge. Duncan remains a factor on the pick-and-roll, and despite losing some athleticism, he anticipates well enough on defense to almost always be in position to help. (Also, if you were judging Duncan only by the company he keeps, check out his top four comps!) His skills are declining, but Manu Ginobili remains important to the Spurs because of his ability to run the second group on offense, which, according to some players, has shown better chemistry thus far in camp than the starters. Long jumpers and turnarounds in the post diminish LaMarcus Aldridge’s true shooting percentage, and he’ll need to make quicker decisions with the ball in San Antonio than he did in Portland. David West is one of the NBA’s most accurate mid-range shooters, but his presence in San Antonio’s locker room will be just as important as his contributions on the court. Danny Green, a premier 3-and-D wing, seems to be in the perfect situation for his game to flourish. Just don’t let him put the ball on the floor. We’re inaugurating our NBA player projection system, CARMELO, with 2015-16 season previews for every team in the league. Check out the teams we’ve already previewed here. Learn more about CARMELO here. read more

Ohio States Lenzelle Smith Jr Guys gotta get their confidence back

Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) drives to the basket during a game against Northwestern Feb. 19 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 76-60.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorCollege basketball seasons are bound to come with their respective twists and turns. Even an unblemished record doesn’t come without an off night or a close game.One day a team can be seemingly nailing every shot it takes and blowing out opponents while on the next, it can’t hit the broad side of a barn.During the Ohio State men’s basketball team’s current two-game losing streak, the Buckeyes (22-8, 9-8, sixth in the Big Ten) have experienced more of the latter.In particular, shooting from long range has been a struggle for OSU in losses to Penn State and Indiana.Against the Nittany Lions, coach Thad Matta’s team shot a pedestrian 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. As rough as that performance was, it paled in comparison to what OSU did against Indiana Sunday.For the first time since Jan. 10, 2004, OSU failed to connect from three-point land, missing all 11 of its attempts, and fell to the Hoosiers, 72-64.Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. said after the loss to Indiana, the struggles from beyond the arc are an easy fix, however.“Shooting, that’s about confidence,” Smith Jr. said in an interview with “Guys gotta get their confidence back and we’ve got shooters so there’s no excuse. We’ve got to put the ball in the bucket. We’ve got guys who can make threes and we’ve got to step up and obviously put the ball in the bucket.”Smith Jr. tied junior forward LaQuinton Ross for a team-high with 19 points against the Hoosiers and shot 60 percent from the floor, but he missed both of his attempts from beyond the arc. He also shot just 1-6 from deep against Penn State.Matta said he has sensed confidence is dipping for OSU, especially when pressure is turned up.“We were rolling until Thursday night (against Penn State), in all seriousness,” Matta said to after the loss to Indiana. “I think we’re really lacking in a confidence issue, we’re lacking in a toughness issue in terms of playing through situations. Those are things that somehow, some way, we’ve got to get corrected.”The Buckeyes’ need to regain their confidence is a high priority as the regular season draws to a close. They currently sit half a game behind Iowa and Nebraska in the Big Ten standings, who are tied for fourth in the Big Ten. The top four teams in the standings receive a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament, set to begin March 13.Smith Jr. was quick to add that even though the confidence has been lacking lately, the mood in the locker room doesn’t give any reason to believe the trend will continue.“We’re a great team when we come to execute and when we’re on top of our game,” Smith Jr. said to “I said we can beat any team in the country, and I’m going to stick by that … I should be happy with what we should produce at the end of the season.“I’m not panicking. I’m not worried about anything.”Since using a huge second half to beat Minnesota, 64-46, Feb. 22, it appears something has been off with the team.Ross said in an interview with a big part of that is a lack of focus — something that could become a big problem if it is allowed to continue.“We just get too comfortable at times during the game, thinking we’ve got the lead and (that) we’re going to be able to hold it,” Ross said of the 21-5 run the Buckeyes allowed against Indiana, which the Hoosiers used to take the lead for good. “Not thinking that those other teams we’re playing are just as good as us. They’re putting their foot on the gas, and we’re taking ours off it.”Ross, OSU’s leading scorer, knows a thing or two about losing focus during a game. Ross was ejected during OSU’s game against Northwestern for shoving a player and committed a technical foul against Indiana for a similar infraction.Those are the type of things that can prove costly, Matta said, especially late in the season.“I told LaQuinton: ‘Hey, man, you get a technical foul and it’s your second foul and then you’re having your way in the second half and you foul out of the game,’” Matta said to “Little things. Those are the types of things that say, ‘Hey, we’ve got to get our concentration back, get our focus back and an understanding of what we’re doing.’”OSU’s next opportunity to try working through the rough spots in its play comes against No. 22 Michigan State (22-7, 11-5, tied for second in the Big Ten) when the Spartans are set to come to Columbus Sunday. Tipoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. read more

Real Madrid stopped negotiations for Palacios

first_imgExequiel Palacios’ agent has revealed that Real Madrid has stopped all negotiations for the River Plate star due to the Libertadores final.The effects of the Copa Libertadores final in Madrid are starting to take some victims, the latest one is Exequiel Palacios from River Plate according to his agent.The player had an advanced negotiation to sign for Los Blancos during the winter, but the whole situation with the final has delayed and maybe even completely stopped the process, agent Renato Corsi spoke to Diario AS about the state of the whole deal and revealed that there are other clubs who are interested in signing the player as soon as possible.Corsi spoke about the heartbreak that was not being able to play the final at the Monumental for Palacios, the player who gave his club the ticket to the big match after scoring a penalty in the semifinals.Según @diarioas , la interminable final de la Libertadores frena el pase de Exequiel Palacios a Real Madrid, pero no lo pone en riesgo— Claudio Mauri (@hcmauri) November 26, 2018“As the River Plate fan and as a football player for this club for the last ten years, it’s obvious that Exequiel wanted to play the final at the Monumental in Argentina,” said Corsi to Diario AS.“With this whole problem that took place over there, he would also love to play in that stadium and in a country as beautiful as Spain.”“I really hope things work out and he can play for Real Madrid. We have received calls from Inter, AS Roma, Wolfsburg…”“There are many interested clubs but Real Madrid is the one that has shown the biggest interest.”“This whole situation of the suspended final between River and Boca, is the reason that both boards of directors haven’t been able to talk about the transfer yet.”“But I gotta say that Real Madrid has been nothing but straightforward and polite with us, both me and my partner.”“Both clubs have already agreed that they will speak again when the final has passed, they were already going to keep having meetings over Exequiel Palacios after both matches.”“But everything happened and they didn’t talk. Real Madrid will call us in the next few days. We also spoke with Barcelona, but we never reached an agreement.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Zanetti from Inter also called me, but none of those clubs advanced as much as Real Madrid,” he added.⚪🔴⚪💪— Exequiel Palacios (@exepalacios_) November 20, 2018“Exequiel actually had a chance to join Torino about one and a half years ago. The problem with this offer he got, is that we didn’t think he was yet ready to go to Europe and we all decided that staying in River was the better idea,” he continued.“After that, he continued playing for the club and Marcelo (Gallardo) helped him keep growing little by little until he achieved this level of performance.”“Thanks to his efforts and the manager’s support, Exequiel grew to become the player he is today. We have worked with him for five years now, he is a very humble lad, just like his family. He always played the way he does right now.”“It’s evident that he started playing with a little more attitude this year thanks to Marcelo Gallardo, the manager helped him grow and even improve several aspects of his football,” he concluded.Exequiel Palacios will have a unique chance of showing Real Madrid and Spain what he is capable of, when he plays the Copa Libertadores final against Boca Juniors at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Sunday.As an offensive midfielder with extraordinary creative capabilities, it is expected that Palacios can become one of Argentina’s biggest export talents in recent times.Real Madrid will have bought a great talent if the meetings between then and River Plate turn out positive, the reports of his transfer to Spain are all true, only they got a little bit behind for the reasons that his agent just explained.Vamos todos juntos banda ⚪🔴⚪!!— Exequiel Palacios (@exepalacios_) October 31, 2018Where would you play Exequiel Palacios in the Real Madrid lineup? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Recordbreaking fentanyl bust made at San Ysidro Port of Entry

first_imgRecord-breaking fentanyl bust made at San Ysidro Port of Entry Posted: August 8, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A Tijuana man was arrested at San Ysidro Port of Entry Wednesday after federal agents allegedly found more than 20,000 fentanyl pills hidden in his car — a cache believed to be the largest amount of the deadly narcotic in pill form ever seized along the U.S.-Mexico border.Fernando Jesus Peraza, 38, was taken into custody at about 2:30 a.m., according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego.Agents allegedly found the drug in four packages concealed in the passenger-side rear quarter panel of Peraza’s car. The pills were designed to resemble M30s, or oxycodone tablets, officials said.At Peraza’s initial appearance in the case Wednesday afternoon, prosecutors requested that the suspect, a U.S. citizen who works in San Diego County, remain detained due to flight risk.“This is the biggest fentanyl-pill seizure we’ve seen along the Southwest Border, and it’s likely a national record,” San Diego-area U.S. Attorney Adam Braverman said. “I’m relieved that these pills are off the streets because of the vigilant work of law enforcement.”If convicted of the drug-smuggling charge against him, Peraza will face a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $1 million fine, according to prosecutors.U.S. Magistrate Judge Jill Burkhardt scheduled a detention hearing for Friday morning and a preliminary hearing for Aug. 21. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom August 8, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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