Bellerin: I will be here until Del Bosque says so

first_imgArsenal right-back Hector Bellerin says it’s a “dream” to be with the Spanish national team, who he will remain with until the coach says so. On Tuesday, the final 23-man list for the European Championships will be named.  Bellerin added that he has “passed through all the Spanish youth teams and that’s a treat” because it has formed him and now he is living his “dream” of being with the full squad. He said Spain are a team “that plays football, which has the ball”, but also which “concedes very few goals”. On Sunday he received more positive news when it was revealed that, for now, he will continue with La Roja due to Carvajal’s fitness problems. He wanted to send a message of support to the Real Madrid man.  CEST The absence of Carvajal, who was on the original 25-man list which has to be cut to 23, has opened the door for Bellerin to go to Euro 2016. The Arsenal defender preferred to be cautious, though, when speaking on Monday as he waits for Del Bosque’s decision.  Bellerin is the only of the 11 young players called up by Vicente del Bosque to prepare for this summer’s tournament in France who is still with the squad, due to the injury suffered by Dani Carvajal in the final of the Champions League. center_img The Catalan said that before being called up for the pre-tournament training, he had planned a holiday with his girlfriend. It was, therefore, a “surprise” when he was named as one of the 11 young players who would train with the squad for the first week of preparation.  30/05/2016 at 18:05 EFE “The first thing I want to do is wish [Carvajal] a quick recovery. He is a team-mate and that is the most important thing. With respect to me, I will be here until the coach tells me otherwise,” he manifested. last_img read more

Aulas: “Lyon can put themselves on the map against Barça”

first_imgLyon’s players and president have declared on various occasions that they are confident and very motivated for the upcoming match in the Champions League. The French club see this as a chance for them to achieve something unique in their history. Jean-Michel Aulas, Lyon’s president, admitted he was at the Bernabeu to watch Barça beat Real Madrid. Sport EN Lyon will look to advance to the quarter finals of the Champions League after drawing 0-0 at home. If they get on the scoresheet at the Camp Nou, they’ll hold a crucial advantage. 08/03/2019 RELATED STORIES Barça continue to lead the way in women’s football Upd. on 11/03/2019 at 09:45 CET “We went to see Barça play in their recent victory over Madrid. Barça have very dangerous attackers, a little like Lyon, but Lyon is obviously a level below,” confessed Aulas. “Barça set the bar very high but Lyon just want to show they exist. Even if we have a 1000/1 chance, we’ll give everything against Barcelona, just as we did against Manchester City. It’s a chance to create a moment of history, so it’s worth giving our all.” Aulas: “El Lyon quiere demostrar ante el Barça que existe” Official: Lionel Messi returns to the Argentine national team IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

Collision halts the M3

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De Bruyne leads remarkable City comeback win in Madrid

first_imgManchester City pulled off a stunning late fightback to beat Real Madrid 2-1 away in Wednesday’s Champions League last-16, first leg in which Real had captain Sergio Ramos sent off.Kevin De Bruyne kept his cool to beat Belgium team mate Thibaut Courtois from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute to give City the lead after Gabriel Jesus had headed home a cross from De Bruyne to pull the visitors level in the 78th minute.Isco had given Real the lead on the hour mark following a sweeping counterattack but the 13-times European champions’ night soon unravelled, culminating in Ramos being sent off for hauling down Jesus in a bid to prevent a third City goal.Ramos will be suspended for the second leg at the Etihad Stadium on March 17 while City’s influential defender Aymeric Laporte was forced off injured in the first half, another setback of in a season marked by fitness troubles.last_img read more

PBA: Phoenix halts Blackwater’s perfect run in Commissioner’s Cup debut

first_imgSolon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN “I was looking at the stat sheet and we nearly did everything we had hoped to do,” coach Louie Alas said.The young Blackwater squad kept Phoenix within striking range for the first two quarters until its equally young mentor Aris Dimaunahan was ejected for flagrant misconduct.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsReinforcement Alex Stepheson had another double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds as Ray Parks Jr. and Mac Belo reprised their double-digit production, finishing 25 and 12, respectively, but their combined efforts weren’t enough to help the Elite complete a rally.“I expected it,” Alas said when asked about the Blackwater’s bid for a comeback down the stretch. “They’re not 3-0 for nothing. They worked for it. They’re deep. They have three marquee players for nearly every position.” Father’s day as Novak Djokovic wins in front of his son Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m just grateful we’re able to pull through our first test,” he added.Phoenix, which is coming off a franchise-first semifinal finish last all-Filipino tourney, handed Blackwater’s first loss in four games.Alas and his charges face TNT KaTropa next this Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.Blackwater, meanwhile, will take on another semifinalist in Rain or Shine on the same playdate.ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Matthew Wright against Blackwater defenders. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Phoenix Fuel banked on its cohesion and experience to subdue red-hot Blackwater, 103-98, and open its 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup campaign on a good note Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.The Fuel Masters leaned on the marksmanship of Matthew Wright, who scored a team-best 22 points, and the anchorage of former Best Import Rob Dozier, who tossed in 18 more to go with 16 rebounds, to slip past the hard-fighting Elite.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guardlast_img read more

Formula 1 start Hamilton avoided taxes on jet

first_img0Shares0000A fan of Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton at the Hermanos Rodriguez circuit in Mexico City on October 29, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 7 – Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton avoided paying taxes on his private jet using an elaborate scheme now under investigation by British tax authorities, new leaked documents revealed on Monday.The driver received a £3.3 million ($4.4 million, €3.7 million) VAT refund in 2013 after his luxury plane was imported into the Isle of Man — a low-tax British Crown Dependency, according to the BBC and Guardian newspaper. The revelations are the latest to emerge from the so-called Paradise Papers, released by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).They allege accountancy firm EY and Appleby — the Bermuda-based law firm at the centre of the leaks — assisted Hamilton and dozens of other clients in setting up seemingly artificial leasing businesses to get multi-million-pound VAT rebates.The complex arrangements, which involved the individuals forming entities that rented their own jets, may contravene Europe-wide rules forbidding refunds for personal use, the media outlets said.Representatives for Hamilton could not be reached by AFP for comment.His lawyers told the BBC a review by a tax barrister found the structure was lawful, and that some VAT had been paid through the arrangements.There is also no indication Hamilton was directly involved in creating the scheme, and simply followed professional advice, the Guardian said.– ‘Artificial scheme’ –EY said it does not discuss individual clients.“All our advice, whether in planning or compliance, is based on our knowledge of tax law and providing transparency to tax authorities,” it added in a statement.Appleby did not respond to a request for comment.Leaked documents showed as many as 50 such schemes involving the Isle of Man, according to the BBC.Its government announced on October 24 it had asked Britain’s finance ministry to help investigate business jet imports into the EU through its territory.A British treasury spokesman said it could not comment on individual taxpayers’ information.Tax specialists who reviewed the leaks for the ICIJ consortium confirmed to AFP that Hamilton’s arrangements appeared to be “at the very minimum, aggressive tax planning: an artificial scheme, designed to obtain a tax advantage.”Rita de la Feria, chair of tax law at the University of Leeds, added: “If the scheme is being used to disguise private use of the jet, then the situation is of a more serious tax avoidance scheme.”Hamilton, recently crowned world champion for a fourth time and one of richest sportsperson in the world, bought the jet — a Bombardier Challenger 605 — for £16.5 million.He has frequently posted photographs of its use for holidays and personal trips on social media.Under European tax rules, when a company or individual imports an aircraft they must pay 20 percent of the purchase price in VAT, which can be reclaimed only on business use.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Marcelo promises Samba style as he takes over Gor

first_imgMarcelo, who played for Brazil from1996-2001 as a right-back, was unveiled on Tuesday by the club chairman Ambrose Rachier on a one-year renewable contract to replace Scotsman Frank Nuttall.“It’s too early to judge the players after only one session. When you change a coach it is good for all the players since they want to demonstrate their value to the new coach. I’m glad because it’s a competitive squad.“I spoke with the players this morning in our first training and I explained to them my philosophy. If they are happy, all the Gor Mahia family is happy too. My style of play is easy, I’m a Brazilian and I love this game,” Marcello, who featured for Inter Milan from 2004-2006 outlined.Only taking over his third coaching job in a career that has spanned seven years, Marcello is upbeat he will succeed at the record 15-time national champions, which is his first job in Africa since he started coaching in 2009.The coach has asked for more training balls insisting that every player must have a ball during training as most of his training will be on ball work.Marcelo, a Bronze medalist with the Sellecao in 1996 finds a limping Gor which is struggling to find back its feet after going eight matches winless in all competitions.Rachier revealed to Capital Sports they will be looking for Marcello’s assistant after the departure of Frank Ouna.The coach has come along with a physical trainer, Italian Alessandro Fantoni, who worked with the Brazilian in his last assignment in Romania with top tier side FC Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț.Fantoni brings in wealth of experience after working with some of the biggest clubs in Italy such as Lazio, Siena and AC Milan.Marcelo, who has set a target of guiding K’Ogalo to their fourth title in a row,  has his work cut out with Rwandan forward Jacques Tuyisenge expected to be fit when the league resumes from a two-week international break.“I’m not worried on Gor’s performance because it’s normal. Juventus did the same in Italy when they lost their first three games but look at them now they are leading the Serie A league. I hope to make the same in the next few games.“I’m here to make the team champions again. We have to get the winning mentality. I have told them I want a repeat of the same as last season and also make it in the African Champions League next season.”For the next one week, Gor will be pulled into double sessions as the coach tries to get the best out of the team in terms of fitness and he believes the two weeks are enough for his charges to fully grasp his philosophy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Newly appointed Gor Mahia head coach José Marcelo Ferreira addressing the media after being unveiled by club chairman Ambrose Rachier on Tuesday, March 15.PHOTO/ Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, March 15 –  Newly appointed Gor Mahia head coach Jose Marcelo Ferreira has promised a better playing style for K’Ogalo, similar to the one the Brazil national football team plays.The former Brazilian international says he was impressed with the players at his first training session and remains optimistic the Kenyan Premier League champions will recover from their poor start to the season.last_img read more

Early Years Health Roundup taking place March 15 for children aged zero to five

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Early Years Health Roundup will be taking place on March 15 at the Totem Mall.The event is for children aged 0-5. It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.The day is free to attend. It will include dental and vision checks, hearing information, face painting, early literacy activities, infant development information, hand washing demonstration, resources and community information, developmental questionnaire and safety experts from the RCMP and fire department. There will also be prizes.- Advertisement -The event is currently looking for face painters and possibly someone to help at the welcome booths.If you can help, contact Heather McBryan,Early Years Community Development Coordinator at or (250) 261-6278.For more information, visit: read more

Diamond Bar pays a penalty

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita“It’s like a gimme. You kind of have to score,” he said. “But I got a little nervous because I missed one in another tournament.” The Brahmas (7-5-3, 1-1), who had defeated No. 2 Chino 1-0 on Wednesday, let the referees know they didn’t agree with the call. “Don’t end the game like that, especially when the teams are playing that hard,” Diamond Bar coach Bill Zylstra said. “I could have seen a `PK’ if there was nobody there, but even if (Dailey) breaks through our sweeper was there. That kid wouldn’t have scored. “The thing about PKs is it has to be a scoring situation, and it wasn’t.” Said Damien coach Juan Fresquez: “It was an obvious call. I knew that if it was in the box, I knew it was going to be a PK because (Dailey) got clipped from the back.” In the 65th minute, Dailey was awarded the kick after being tripped at the side of the penalty area. The forward, who leads Damien (13-2-2, 2-0 Sierra League) with 10 goals, directed the ball just past diving goalkeeper Ryan Delgadillo. Dailey said he felt like he had to convert. Damien, the defending CIF Division I champion, didn’t expect Diamond Bar to put up such a strong challenge. “We expected to win by a lot more, (Diamond Bar) got a lot better since last year,” Dailey said. “They had a quality side. We just came away with an ugly win, but a win.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img DIAMOND BAR – Diamond Bar High School’s boys soccer team, vying for its second consecutive upset of a top 10 team, fell victim to a late controversial call Friday. Damien, ranked No. 5 in Division I of the CIF-Southern Section, used Scott Dailey’s second-half penalty kick to fend off the pesky Brahmas, 1-0. last_img

Program to limit flashlights’ use as batons

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will begin a pilot project today aimed at reducing officers’ use of flashlights to strike suspects during violent encounters. The department will experiment with two brands of flashlights that include pepper-spray dispensers – the TigerLight with a sprayer on the bottom and the Cobra StunLight with a sprayer next to the light. In a 2003 report, Special Counsel Merrick Bobb found that patrol deputies used flashlights in almost two-thirds of 365 cases between 1997 and 2002 in which a deputy struck a suspect with an impact weapon. Batons were only used a quarter of the time. If the test devices prove successful in helping the department reduce the number of times deputies hit people with flashlights, officials plan to use the flashlights throughout the department. The lights will be distributed to deputies at the Lancaster, Temple City and Compton stations and at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, Heal said. Late last year, TigerLight Inc. donated 500 of its $140 lights to the department. About 400 are in use at the Pico Rivera, Century and East Los Angeles stations and at the downtown Inmate Reception Center, Heal said. During the test, each participating deputy will be trained in the use of the equipment and will provide information to a San Jose State University researcher and a team of graduate students about their uses of force. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “The (pepper) spray will be right there on the flashlight so it will be able to be used quicker and safer,” sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. In his report, Bobb recommended the department use flashlights as impact weapons only in exceptional circumstances when a deputy has no other choice. “The flashlight has been used as an impact device because when the fight starts, that’s what’s in your hand,” said sheriff’s Technology Exploration Project Cmdr. Sid Heal. “It’s human nature to defend yourself in the quickest, most efficient way possible.” Michael Gennaco, chief attorney in the Office of Independent Review, said the equipment being tested could help reduce the number of items deputies have to carry, which now includes a gun and magazines, handcuffs, pepper spray, a baton and radio. Newport Beach-based Universal Guardian Holdings Inc. will donate 500 of the $200 Cobra StunLights to deputies today. last_img read more