“One told me ‘son of a bitch’, I give you my mouth if you leave”

first_imgeleven The declarations of the players of Sporting of Portugal continue. The trial after the aggressions suffered by the squad by the ultras of the team is still being held and after players have testified as Bruno Fernandes, this time it was the turn of Rui Patricio, now goalkeeper of Wolverhampton. The goalkeeper explained what happened when they saw the fans arrive, how they were threatened and attacked and confessed that he recognized one of those people: “I was at the spa when they shouted in. Vasco Fernandes tried to reach the door but did not succeed. They came with their faces covered. Then they began to attack us. They entered aggressively. The first one they took was kicked, I don’t remember who it was. They went to attack William and I went to separate them and calm them down. Then about four got together to throw the shirt and tell us we were a shame. One told me: “Son of a bitch, if you leave, I will leave your mouth.” They said many things. It was a tense moment. They started to grab my chest to pull me by the shirt: “Sons of a bitch, we’re going to kill you,” I heard when they came from the hallway. They came with everything. I don’t know if they came to kill us. I saw that Dost was given points and Jesus was bleeding from his mouth and nose. I saw some with their faces discovered outside. At first glance I recognized Fernando Mendes, who was with someone. Outside I saw William talking to him. “center_img Finally, he talked about the meetings they had with the president, whom he accuses of not supporting them: “There were two. There were messages from the president criticizing the players and the team and that’s why we asked for a meeting. We arrived in Lisbon on Friday and the president He said it would be after the next game. We decided to make a statement as well. Players, André Geraldes and the president. It took place in a very bad environment. Bruno de Carvalho said he had nothing to do as soon as he was president and did what he wanted. He told William and me that we did it because we wanted to leave. “last_img read more

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Espanyol can fish 1.8 million more for Pau

first_imgAlthough it is true that a highly deflated market is expected for obvious reasons, in favor of a large sale is the addition that Rome will not easily escape its undisputed owner in goal (he has played everything in Serie A except a day that was lost due to muscle discomfort), where he had to cover the long shadow of Allison Becker.AND what is the amount that Espanyol would receive, to add to the 1.05 of last summer? In the event of a sale for 40 million, the starting price set by Rome, Espanyol would fish 1.8 million. His current club would have already priced him at least 40 million euros, according to the ‘Corriere dello Sport’, in anticipation that he will have to pay for the coronavirus crisis, as will happen with most clubs, and that this would be the minimum margin for a goalkeeper whose real cost hovered around 30 million Among the 23.5 fixed that paid to the green and white entity, the variables and 50 percent of the economic rights of Antonio Sanabria. Although he went free (and involved in controversy, especially with the sports management of the moment) in 2018, Pau López is giving economic returns to Espanyol. He did it last summer, when the parrot club bagged 1.05 million for the transfer of the Betis goalkeeper to Roma, and can benefit again in the next transfer market, as pointed out by ‘PericosOnline’.center_img That figure corresponds to five percent corresponding to the FIFA Solidarity Mechanism, framed in the Statute of Transfer of the Player, for having militated in the parrot club from 12 to 23 years old, except for the 0.5 percent that Tottenham would keep (200,000 euros, following this case, plus the 117,500 that he took in the summer), where a course was assigned, when he was on horseback between the ages of 21 and 22.last_img read more

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49ers travels to face CSUF

first_img The Titans (9-5 and 3-2) are playing only their fifth home game of the season tonight and, like the 49ers, are looking up in the standings at a UCI team that figures to improve to 5-0 tonight with its game at UC Riverside. Fullerton, in its third season under Coach Bob Burton, was the consensus choice to win the Big West this season after returning several key players from a team that won 21 games last season a couple of those (at Oregon State and USF) in the post-season National Invitation Tournament. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card And the best of those returnees, junior guard Bobby Brown and senior post Jamaal Brown (no relation), are having the caliber of seasons that were anticipated of them. The 6-foot-1 Brown (the backcourt version), a Westchester High graduate who once planned to play as a non-scholarship freshman at Long Beach before being offered a scholarship by Burton and his staff in August of 2003, is averaging 19.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game. Along with Christian Maraker, he’s considered one of the two best NBA prospects in the conference and has attracted a substantial following of scouts to the Titans’ games in anticipation that he will at least enter his name into the draft pool in the spring before deciding whether or not to return for his senior season. “As much as we’d love to have him back next season, if he can be a first-round pick, I’d tell him to go for it,” Burton said recently. Along with Maraker, the “other Brown” at 6-7 and 235 pounds is one of the two most forceful low-post presences in the conference, and may present even more matchup difficulties for Long Beach than Bobby Brown does. A couple of men’s basketball teams attempting to keep the gulf from themselves and first-place UC Irvine getting any wider hook up in a 7 o’clock Big West Conference game in Titan Gym at Cal State Fullerton tonight. The Long Beach State 49ers (7-8 overall and 2-2 in conference) have lost in each of their three games in the building under Coach Larry Reynolds, dropping a 88-71 decision last season. center_img Jamaal Brown averages 17.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, and each of the 49ers’ low-post players, Mark Dawson, Onye Ibekwe and Dominique Ricks, figures to get ample opportunity to try to him keep him in check in the paint. Long Beach, which has won five of its past seven games (dropping three-and six-point conference decisions to UC Santa Barbara and Pacific in that stretch), is playing its best basketball of the Reynolds Era. Cynics, of course, will insist that it shouldn’t be that difficult, since the 49ers were a combined 21-63 during Reynolds’ first three years with the program and got off to a 2-6 start to this season. “We’re playing a lot better now (during the past seven games),” he said. “I’m encouraged.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Cheers, jeers for Senate gay vote

first_img160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, a political action committee funding lesbian and gay candidates, reported that nine of its 51 endorsed candidates either won primaries Tuesday or earned enough votes for a runoff. “It’s an interesting disconnect that Bush and the party are using the marriage issue, they think, to get people on their side,” said Denis Dison, a spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based Victory PAC. The amendment’s supporters, meanwhile, angrily denounced the Senate for refusing to put the matter up for an up-or-down vote. Robert Knight, director of Concerned Women of America’s Culture and Family Institute, said he was insulted by comments from some senators that gay marriage was not a pressing national issue. “There’s nothing more important than protecting marriage and families, because without them the United States faces a bleak future in which government is Daddy and Mommy and the state keeps growing to pick up the pieces of the shattered social order,” Knight said in a statement. SAN FRANCISCO – Supporters of gay marriage expressed relief and disgust Wednesday at the Senate’s rejection of a gay marriage ban, calling President George W. Bush’s energetic lobbying for the measure proof that the GOP is out of step. Democratic leaders and gay rights activists seized on the 49-48 vote that killed the proposed constitutional amendment to warn Bush and conservatives that using anti-gay sentiment won’t influence the November elections. “It is clear that most Americans saw this for what it was: base political pandering, skewed priorities and abdicated responsibilities,” said Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Massachusetts’ legalization of gay nuptials and San Francisco’s short-lived same-sex wedding spree in 2004 were credited with creating a conservative backlash that fueled Bush’s re-election. Yet gay marriage activists pointed to Tuesday’s primary elections as evidence that sexual orientation is irrelevant in politics. last_img read more

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Young Boys vs Man United: Champions League preview and confirmed line-ups

first_img Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Latest Champions League news Shaw missed the Watford clash after suffering an injury representing England in the international break Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman BOOST However, they may find it hard going at the Stade de Suisse Wankdorf against a Young Boys team that have started their domestic season flawlessly.Gerardo Seoane’s side have won all six of their league games to date, scoring 19 goals and conceding just four to already sit eight points clear at the top of the Swiss Super League.Still, Young Boys have little European experience – having not played in the European Cup since it was rebranded to the Champions League in 1992 – and United are expected to pick up all three points ahead of tougher group fixtures against Valencia and Juventus.What the managers are sayingGerardo Seoane (Young Boys): “We can’t change the pitch. It’s clear they are not used to pitches like this, so in the beginning I guess it will be a special feeling. But with training tonight (Tuesday) and the warm-up I think they will be all right. They have the quality, speed and technique to play on this pitch, so I don’t think it’s going to be a problem.” Mourinho has got United back on track after a poor start to the season on target ready? Manchester United begin their Champions League campaign on Wednesday evening with a trip to Swiss outfit Young Boys.The Red Devils head into their opening Group H clash on the back of two successive wins which have removed doubts about Jose Mourinho’s position created in the wake of the club’s Premier League defeats to Brighton and Spurs.center_img Getty 2 Jose Mourinho (Manchester United): “I can get as an example, we are in Switzerland, the home of one of the best-ever tennis players (Roger Federer), and I’m pretty sure that the big man sometimes is not happy to play on such a surface but he has to play and he has to win. Everybody knows that he has a favourite surface, but he has also to win on the surfaces that he is not in love with, so we have to do it.”How can you listen?Click here to listen to live commentary of Young Boys vs Manchester United on talkSPORT.Team newsAntonio Valencia will be rested by Jose Mourinho, the Man United manager, due to concerns over Young Boys’ artificial pitch. Luke Shaw does start, however, after missing Saturday’s 2-1 defeat of Watford. Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury 2 Aiming high Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Confirmed Line-upsYoung Boys: Von Ballmoos; Mbabu, Von Bergen, Camara, Benito; Fassnacht, Sanogo, Sow, Sulejmani; Assale, HoarauManchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Shaw; Matic, Fred, Pogba; Rashford, Lukaku, Martiallast_img read more

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Airport receives upfront look

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Los Angeles World Airports is a Los Angeles department that oversees operations at LAX and Palmdale, as well as airports in Ontario and Van Nuys. Palmdale Regional Airport uses Air Force Plant 42 runways, and passengers depart out of a terminal on land leased from the Air Force. Los Angeles World Airports also owns more than 17,000 acres of desert and farmland east of Plant 42. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has said his goals are to increase the safety of air operations under the control of LAWA, decrease reliance on LAX, and develop a regional plan so no one area bears the full weight of meeting Southern California’s air-passenger needs. Paul Haney, LAWA’s deputy executive director for public and community affairs, called Velasco’s use of Palmdale Regional Airport “symbolic.” He added, “It is demonstrating in a tangible way a commitment to a regional solution to overcrowding at LAX.” PALMDALE – A lot of people talk about Palmdale Regional Airport being an alternative for travelers who have traditionally used Los Angeles International Airport, but new Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioner Valeria Velasco decided to check it out for herself. Velasco met last weekend with Palmdale Mayor James Ledford and received a comprehensive tour of the 17,000-acre airport by Los Angeles World Airports officials before boarding a Scenic Airlines flight to Las Vegas. “We had so much fun,” Velasco said after the flight. “There’s 17,000 acres out there, and you just don’t know how big that really is unless you go see it for yourself. You could put five LAXs out at Palmdale.” Velasco said she hopes the Palmdale airport could soon be the home of many passenger flights – a move that would relieve congestion at LAX, the world’s fifth busiest airport. Velasco said Palmdale could be a key component in dealing with Southern California’s air traffic crunch. Scenic Airlines, based in Las Vegas, operates one flight a day from Palmdale to North Las Vegas Airport.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Men’s Tennis Closes Out Regular Season on the Road

first_imgPrint Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team travels to Lincoln, Neb. to take on the Nebraska Huskers Wednesday at 5 p.m. After the match in Lincoln, the Bulldogs will head to Normal, Ill. on Sunday for a 2 p.m. match to close out the regular season against Illinois State.Last Saturday, the Bulldogs picked up two wins over Wichita State, 4-0, and Valparaiso, 6-1. In the match against Wichita State, Drake closed out the doubles portion of the competition with a 7-6 win that took a tiebreaker set to decide the winner. In singles, Drake swept the Shockers 3-0, all of which were won in straight sets. Against Valparaiso, Drake had another strong match and only lost one match in singles. Just like against Wichita State, the Bulldogs shut down the Crusaders and got all four of their singles points in straight sets. On the weekend, Ben Clark and Tom Hands both went 2-0 in singles play to bring their win total to 15 each. The doubles pairing of Vinny Gillespie and Barny Thorold are 13-7 on the season at the top spot. Nebraska is led by senior Linus Erhart, who has a team-best 14 singles wins. Erhart and Toby Boyer lead the team with 11 doubles wins, as the pair started the season with six straight wins, but have since struggled with a record of 5-5.Illinois State holds a 11-8 record this season and will face off against Omaha Saturday before taking on the Bulldogs. The Redbirds are led by Christoffer Greve, who is one of three players who have 12 or more singles wins. In doubles, Andreas Boers and Pol Rius Botifoll are 10-4 this season to lead the team.After this week’s matches, Drake will prepare to head out to Denver, Colo. for the Summit League Championship. The league tournament will take place Apr. 27-28, and matchups will be announced at a later date.last_img read more

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DD Fitness: Does fruit make you fat?

first_imgNot a day goes by where the internet doesn’t surprise me. And not in a good way.It is getting more and more like the ‘holding your head in your hands’ or ‘hiding your face behind your hands’ kind of surprised.This is one of those and no matter how much common sense you try and put across to people, it just doesn’t seem to sink in. This is usually because nutrition is becoming like religion and whoever has the latest book or the flashiest You Tube channel is deemed the expert in that area, no matter if they are giving factual information or their version of it.The thing with this type of misinformation is, it always will spread quicker than the actual truth.So, will fruit make you fat?Here’s the deal, everything you eat can make you fat IF it is putting you into a calorie surplus. It doesn’t matter what that is, if you eat enough of it to push your daily calorie totals over on a consistant basis, you will gain weight.Should you worry about eating fruit then?No.> Fruit is low calorie.> Nutrient dense> Full of fibre.> Full of vitamins and minerals.> It should be one of the last things you worry about when trying to lose weight.Why then do people tend to believe these things when they come across them online? It’s simple. It gives them a ‘simple’ answer to their ‘problem’.After all, that is what we all want.A simple solution to whatever problems we have. If you are overweight or struggle with your weight and you read an article that says, ‘Fruit makes you Fat’.The answer is simple. Stop eating fruit. The problem comes when you stop and your weight issues don’t get resolved. Because the fruit you were eating wasn’t what you should have worried about.> You should worry more about that pizza you had again.> You should worry more about those muffins you ate> You should worry more about that 600 calorie mocca frappa syrupy whipped cream coffee you had after work.> You should worry more about that bottle of wine you have for later tonightAll those things are hugely calorie dense and it doesn’t take much of them to rack up huge amounts of calories. Whereas it would take a lot of fruit to add up to the same.These are the things that are harder to reduce or eliminate from our diets, yet would have a more significant effect on your weight loss than eliminating fruit would.Athletes and bodybuilders are sometimes used as examples on how fruit can affect fat loss. They make up the 1 percentile who this article ISN’T aimed at. Their needs differ greatly due to the extreme nature of their sports and the low levels of body fat they need to get to for competition. So they will take every advantage they can.This, however is NOT you and fruit is the least of your worries.  As always, common sense must come into it.Don’t fall into the trap of always looking for the magic pill or the extreme measures.If they worked, you would have already had success with them and wouldn’t need to read this.But they haven’t and they won’t now.#TrainSmartDD Fitness: Does fruit make you fat? was last modified: October 1st, 2017 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rusheFatfitnessFruitrushe fitnessweight losslast_img read more

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Stevens Jewellers’ stunning Wedding Rings earn ‘Best Bridal Accessories’ nomination

first_imgStevens Jewellers in Co. Donegal are celebrating the addition of 100 new Wedding Rings to their collections alongside a prestigious nomination in the North-West Bridal Awards. The popular Letterkenny wedding ring specialists are the only Donegal suppliers to be nominated in the Best Bridal Accessories category. Their attractive wedding ring packages, personalised service and beautiful jewellery collections make this store a go-to place for couples seeking precious pieces.Voting closes on Friday 11th MayStevens Jewellers have just added over 100 new and exclusive pieces to their wedding collection for 2018/19. Along with this extensive selection, they are looking forward to providing the same quality and value they have become celebrated for in recent years. With wedding packages starting at €200 per set, the Main Street store presents an excellent selection and service for all couples.Ladies’ Wedding Rings at Stevens Jewellers:Mens’ Wedding Rings at Stevens Jewellers:Wedding packages include free consultations, free personal inscriptions on rings and an engraved wedding coin as a symbolic gift. Couples also receive a loyalty discount of 10% off all bridal gifts at Stevens Jewellers up to the wedding date. This is a welcome opportunity to get a reduction on jewellery for bridesmaids, groomsmen and children in the wedding party. Popular bridal gift brands at Stevens Jewellers include Knight & Day Jewellery, Kilkenny Silver, Rebecca, Dyrberg Kern, Cristallo Di Milano and the Swarovski Elements Collection.The new 2018/19 Wedding Ring collection makes it much easier for couples to match their Engagement Rings perfectly in a wide range of designs and metals. The store also specialises in Irish Celtic Wedding Bands, which are admired for their unique, hand-crafted heritage qualities.Book in store now and pay through the payment service plan up to the wedding date.The team at Stevens are calling on customers to show their support by voting for them in the North-West Brides poll at http://www.north-westbrides.com/2018-best-bridal-accessories/. Voting closes on Friday 11th May 2018.See why Stevens Jewellers are Donegal’s leading wedding ring specialists and book your consultation today by calling 00353 (0)74 91 60822 or visiting www.stevensjewellers.ie Sponsored PostStevens Jewellers’ stunning Wedding Rings earn ‘Best Bridal Accessories’ nomination was last modified: May 9th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Accessoriesbridal awardsjewelleryletterkennyStevens Jewellerswedding ringslast_img read more

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Harnessing the energy of Africa

first_imgThe African diaspora can be a powerfulforce for change if properly integratedinto continental policy.(Image: Nasa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ahmed El-Basheer A. El-Madani  AU head of diaspora division  +251 91 301 3145 • Nelson Kgwete  Dept of International Relations  and Cooperation  +27 76 431 3078 RELATED ARTICLES • Building a thriving African brand • SA is Africa’s top nation brand • SA farming skills are sought-after • Giving Zimbabwe’s diaspora a voiceMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterThe Global African Diaspora Summit is currently in session in Johannesburg, with top-level gatherings taking place ahead of the main event on Africa Day on 25 May.The event is an initiative of the Addis Ababa-based African Union (AU) and the South African government. It takes place under the theme Towards the Realisation of a United and Integrated Africa and its Diaspora.The summit’s main aim, according to the AU, is to discuss how best to harness skills and energies within the continent and abroad to boost socio-economic development in Africa, and to facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship through sustainable partnerships with the African Diaspora.At a pre-summit gathering held on 23 May to welcome delegates, South Africa’s international relations minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said that setting up partnerships with African citizens living off the continent would be a priority outcome for the summit.The strengthening of pan-African solidarity is another important goal that will result in a better life for the continent’s people, said Nkoana-Mashabane.“This is Africa’s effort to reach out to its sons and daughters out there in other parts of the world, to affirm our collective identity and marshal our forces for a better Africa and a better world.”This summit should be just one of the mechanisms adopted in efforts aimed at fostering a dialogue that will create lasting and more sustainable solutions for the continent, said Jerry Matjila, director-general of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, in his closing speech.“For our part as South Africa, we recommit ourselves to working with all whose ideals and vision is part of what we espouse for the future of this continent, and its diaspora.”Brand South Africa’s CEO Miller Matola too addressed the delegates and reflected on the significance of the event.Harnessing the energy of AfricaAccording to official reports, 64 leaders from African countries, AU organs, and organisations working within the diaspora, will attend the Johannesburg summit. About 500 representatives of government, academia, business and civil society are expected.The date of the event was decided upon at the 18th ordinary session of the AU, held in January 2012, although the endorsement of South Africa as host happened back in 2006, at the organisation’s eighth ordinary session in 2006.AU leaders wish to mobilise African citizens within the continent and in the diaspora, to support the acceleration of the agenda of African integration and development.The decision marked the culmination of a long process of consultations and meetings between the African continent and its diaspora counterparts.In 2003, at the first extraordinary session of AU heads of state, a decision was taken to integrate the African diaspora into the policy framework of the AU.This was done by amending the Constitutive Act, to provide a new article that invites and provides full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of the continent – although this amendment has not yet come into force.last_img read more

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