Barça already values ​​signing a replacement for Dembélé

first_imgThe next hours will be decisive. The signing, in addition, could not play Champions since UEFA closed last Monday the deadline to register players from the winter market. In LaLiga, names like Rodrigo or Willian José seem to be one of the few possible options. As AS learned, Barça already values ​​the signing of a forward. Bearing in mind that Dembélé’s withdrawal will be long-lasting and that Barça may not discharge him in the next six months, LaLiga will allow the Barca club to incorporate a player if the Barca club finds a replacement of guarantees. At this time the meetings and conversations of the technical leadership of the club with the directors are multiplied, but there is practically a consensus to immediately seek a signing.Attempts to sign Rodrigo and Aubameyang failed, Cedric Bakambu (28 years old) was one of Eric Abidal’s bets. The same Franco-Congolese striker of Beijing Gouan revealed the negotiation with the Barca club. It was Josep Maria Bartomeu who finally discarded the operation by not considering it as guarantees. Now the international market has closed, which prevents the options of Trincao and Bakambu for more than in China the market closes on February 29. However, the situation has become limited with the long-lasting injury of Dembélé. Barça has only two strikers purely from the first team, Messi and Griezmann, and the collaboration of the young Ansu sensation.last_img read more

Legion of Griffins: 1-handed LB joins twin on Seahawks

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ What already was the feel-good story of the NFL draft got an even better storybook ending on Saturday when the Central Florida star linebacker whose left hand was amputated when he was child was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round.The phone call from Seattle general manager John Schneider set off a wild celebration within the Griffin family , which had gathered at a hotel in the Dallas area after Shaquem spent the first two days at the draft in Arlington, Texas, waiting for a phone call that never came. It was the Seahawks — the team that showed the most interest in Griffin from the start — who gave Shaquem the chance at his professional aspirations and with it a chance to be reunited with his brother.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownShaquill, who was a third-round pick by the Seahawks in 2017, became a starter in his rookie season. The brothers played together throughout their youth and at UCF before Shaquill entered the NFL a year earlier.“I couldn’t ask for anything (else) in the world than the opportunity to be back with him,” Shaquem said. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Celtics rout Bucks in Game 7, advance to play 76ers Added Shaquill: “I was going to be happy no matter what team that gave him the opportunity. At the end of the day that’s all I wanted for him: for a team to give him a shot and give him an opportunity and take a chance on someone that is great.”For Seattle coach Pete Carroll what stuck out as the interview the Seahawks conducted with Griffin at the scouting combine.“He was just so expressive and so open to tell his story and tell what this opportunity meant to him in a way that moved us all,” Carroll said. “Just like those of you that have watched him he’s an extraordinary young man. He has a lot of messaging that he’s going to stand strong with and we’re all going to grow from I think. And aside from that he’s a really good football player.”Griffin was the player everyone was hoping would get a shot in the NFL after being a star at UCF despite playing with just one hand. He was the American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year in 2016 and the MVP of UCF’s Peach Bowl victory against Auburn last season when the Knights went 13-0.A groundswell of support got him an invitation to the scouting combine in Indianapolis, where he stunned onlookers by bench-pressing 225 pounds a staggering 20 times with a prosthetic left hand and then covered the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds. The performance at the combine turned Shaquem into a star, but it didn’t guarantee a team would give him a shot.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s just so much. I’m extremely blessed,” Shaquem said. “It definitely was a tough three days. A lot of anxiety these few days, but I am ready to get up there and go to work and start something great.”Shaquem’s position in the NFL is still to be determined. He was a force as an outside linebacker rushing off the edge at UCF, but at 6-foot and 227 pounds with blazing speed, he could transition to being the bigger safety Carroll likes to have on his defense. Carroll said the intent is to start Griffin at weakside linebacker and let him use his speed in different areas on the field.Griffin’s college coach Scott Frost tweeted “About time,” after the pick was made. Seattle general manager John Schneider said there was no extra pressure felt to draft Shaquem with his brother already on the roster.“I think the thing that stood out to me was somebody told me they had sat down with (Shaquem) for five minutes and they gained the same inspiration from him as they did the first time they were able to sit down with John Wooden,” Schneider said.Griffin was waiting patiently in the green room through the first two days of the draft. He chose to spend the last day with his family at a nearby hotel watching. He sat through the entire fourth round without getting a call, but three picks into the fifth round the Seahawks called.“It was up and down. The excitement, it’s crazy because you’re around so many great guys in that setting and you’re in the green room and you’re moving around and seeing how the anxiety is building up. Sometimes the pressure like that can break you and it is a lot of pressure,” Shaquem said. “But I knew how it was going to go. I knew I wasn’t going to be a first-round pick or anything like that. It was me making sure I was enjoying the moment that I was here in Dallas.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NFL Network’s Scott Hanson, left, talks with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Shaquill Griffin, center, and Shaquem Griffin on stage during the NFL football draft in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, April 28, 2018. The Seahawks selected Shaquem in the fourth round. (Jae S. Lee/The Dallas Morning News via AP)RENTON, Wash. — Shaquem Griffin had walked away from his cellphone, on his way to use the restroom, when it buzzed. His twin brother, Shaquill, recognized the 425 area code that flashed on the screen and started charging after his brother.“I think I was more scared of him tackling me in the bathroom and not knowing what was happening than anything,” Shaquem said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

Team LeBron rallies past Team Giannis in 2019 NBA All-Star game

first_imgTIP-INSTeam Giannis: Antetokounmpo was awarded a first-quarter free throw — but instead of shooting it, he tossed a pass to himself off the backboard. It isn’t legal, and didn’t work, but he didn’t mind. … Joel Embiid had 12 rebounds and Antetokounmpo added 11. … Kemba Walker, the lone Charlotte player in the game, had four points on 2-for-8 shooting.Team LeBron: James spent part of halftime on the court listening to J. Cole’s performance, then grabbed a hug from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. … New Orleans’ Anthony Davis, who was dealing with a muscle strain in his shoulder, played five minutes and made both of his shot attempts.SPLAT BROTHERSOrdinarily “Splash Brothers” in Golden State, Curry went splat — courtesy of Klay Thompson.Early in the fourth quarter, Curry shot a 3-pointer from the right wing while getting fouled by someone who’s usually his teammate. Thompson gave a dismissive wave, as if to ask “Why’d I do that?” when Curry’s 3 swished. And Curry made the free throw to seal the four-point play.OLADIPO SPEAKSVictor Oladipo’s season is over with a leg injury that kept him from playing in the All-Star Game as well. The Indiana Pacers star, however, was watching. “Wish I could be there playing with you guys but I know this will be a good game to watch!” Oladipo tweeted. “I was on Team LeBron last year but this year it’s all about #TeamGiannis! Lets Go Fellas!!!” Oladipo was replaced on the Team Giannis roster by Brooklyn’s D’Angelo Russell.NO-FIGHT NIGHTThere were no fights, though that didn’t stop the league from bringing in reknowned boxing ring announcer Michael Buffer to deliver his famed “Let’s get ready to rumble” proclamation just before tip-off. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ The 53 points tied a one-quarter All-Star record as well, matching the total by the West in the third quarter of the 2016 games and by the East in the first quarter of the 2017 game. But when it was time to get competitive, things tightened up considerably, at least by All-Star standards.But when Team LeBron used a flurry of 3s to get back into it, everyone on the bench was standing — sometimes running from the bench and onto the court during play, the celebrations a bit more exuberant than what’s usually allowed.And the All-Star farewells for Miami’s Wade and Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki— the adds to the game by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, in honor of their career bodies of work — were festive, as everyone wanted.Nowitzki entered the game late in the first quarter and made his first three shots — all of them 3-pointers — before heading back to the bench. Wade checked in not long after Nowitzki took the floor, then started the second half and achieved his primary missions for his last All-Star Game as a player.He got an alley-oop lob from James.And he threw an alley-oop lob to James.Wade dunked, James dunked, and the close friends who entered the NBA together in 2003 and won championships with Miami in 2012 and 2013 got a couple more moments to savor in their final night as on-court teammates.Wade finished with seven points in 10 minutes, and Nowitzki never returned after his nine-point, four-minute opening stint. When the third quarter ended, every player gathered behind them as Wade and Nowitzki were honored with commemorative jerseys at midcourt.“Thank you to the commissioner and the NBA for allowing us to both be on this stage again,” Nowitzki said.“Exactly what Dirk said,” Wade said as he took the microphone. “We’re very thankful for this opportunity. … The game is in great hands. It’s easy to walk away right now.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Thanks for the hospitality,” Durant said. “It was an amazing weekend. Glad we capped it off with a ‘W.’”The highlights, as would be expected, were absurdly good, time and again.Curry slammed the ball off the floor on a first-half fast break and watched it ricochet toward the rim with an apex that flirted with the top of the backboard. Too high for most humans — but Antetokounmpo isn’t most humans. The freakishly long Greek star slammed Curry’s unconventional alley-oop pass home, with both benches reacting in disbelief.It was not a defensive showcase, as always.Team Giannis set an All-Star record with 23 field goals in the first quarter, topping the mark of 22 set on four other occasions — by both the West and the East in the first quarter of the 2017 game, and by the West in both the second and third quarters of the 2016 game.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:38SEA Games 2019: Filipina fencers bag gold medal in team epee02:19SEA Games 2019: PH’s freestyle poomsae mixed team l (FULL PERFORMANCE)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO 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 award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Oliver Almadro vows Ateneo will bounce back: ‘They’ve seen our worst, they haven’t seen our best’ Team LeBron’s LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, shoots over Team Giannis’ Joel Embiid, of the Philadelphia 76ers, during the second half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James was trading lob pass with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Lobs from Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word.Oh, this mattered.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers UP NEXTThe next All-Star Game is Feb. 16, 2020, in Chicago.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Team LeBron, down by 20 in the second half, finally got firing and went on to beat Team Giannis 178-164 in the All-Star Game on Sunday night. MVP Kevin Durant scored 31 points for Team LeBron, the one that James drafted and led to victory in the captain’s-choice format for a second consecutive season. Klay Thompson scored 20, and James and Kawhi Leonard each scored 19 for the winners.Giannis Antetokounmpo — the first-time captain — led everybody with 38 points for the club he drafted. Paul George and Khris Middleton each scored 20 points for Team Giannis, which got 17 apiece from Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“We just started making shots,” Durant said.Durant is now a two-time MVP, also winning it back in 2012. He lauded Charlotte for the weekend. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

GIA Team Identifies with Underprivileged

first_imgThe Golden Image Award Committee has brought smiles to children and adults in several communities in Monrovia and its environs.The team, led by Ambassador Juli Endee of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace, distributed several usable items including television sets, used clothes, mobile phones, Mp3 players, cameras, books, fans, generators, radios, tee-shirts, and money.The distributions were carried out in Paynesville Red-Light (Tortoise Base), West Point, Peace Island and PHP communities. Hot meals were also provided  to children and adults.Ambassador Endee said the GIA is held to provide a unique opportunity to recognize individuals who have contributed to building a generation of leaders whose examples can be applied to leave positive legacies in Liberia, as a member of the global village.“This year’s program is to identify and reach out to you as well as share gifts and eat together as one big family,” she told the beneficiaries at each of the visiting points. Amb. Endee noted that this year’s GIA celebration coincided with the breakout of the deadly disease Ebola in the country.   She,  therefore, warned them about the seriousness of the disease. She told the various communities to take preventive measures to protect themselves from the virus. “To prevent ourselves from this sickness,” Ambassador Endee told them, “we must wash our hands with soap at all times and cook our food properly.” She urged them to pass on the information about Ebola and its prevention to friends and family members.Ambassador Endee, however, cautioned those in churches to take the Ebola seriously. “Ebola is an  emergency issue; so I make this appeal to all churches:  please don’t blame a person who is showing the symptoms of Ebola on witchcraft. It will be better to take the person to the nearby clinic with protective covering or you contact the Ministry of Health to find a solution to that problem,” she said. Responding to the gesture by the GIA, many of the beneficiaries expressed appreciation, pointing out that GIA ‘s identifying with them has made clearer the objectives of the organization.  They assured Ambassador Endee that they would ensure that preventive measures about Ebola are carried to all their people in the four communities.Madam Endee, meanwhile, disclosed that this year’s GIA celebration will take the award to the communities to solicit support and participation from Liberians.The ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for today, Monday, in Bomi County, with the construction of a monument of the image of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.On the reasons for the monument to be built in Bomi, Ambassador Endee said, “The image will be built in Bomi County because the image of the GIA is President Sirleaf who is from Bomi County, and also we have found a suitable place for the monument.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Supporting a Gender Agenda in the Constitution Reform Process through Media’

first_imgMonrovia- The minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Julia Duncan Cassell, quite recently put women’s groups to the task. She urged every individual to campaign and ensure that women- related issues are brought before the country for legislation.Liberian Women’s Action Committee along with its partner, UNDEP has taken the challenge and on June 29, they hosted an open dialogue that attracted media institutions, government officials, decision makers and women’s organizations.Grouping these individuals created interesting suggestions, statistics and ideas that may push the women’s equality proposal into referendum.LIWOMAC and its founder Estella Nelson has been using its media platform to advocate for, educate on and promote the rights of women for many years. Using its recent mobile and radio method to reach out to the rural areas where information doesn’t reach, is their latest strategy.This being LIWOMAC’S latest attempt towards resolving the issues that women are faced with, the dialogue was rated as being ‘appropriate ‘.The issue of representation for women should not be an issue for debate.Among those seated at the dialogue was the excutive director of WONGOSOL, Mrs. Marpu Speare, IREX representative, Maureen Sieh, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Maima Kanneh Sirleaf and the chairperson of The Constitutional Review Committee, Hon. Gloria Musue – Scott. Also present were the five panelist: Abdulla Kamara, Ms. Kparleh Harris, Mrs. Ruth Ceasar, Grace Scottland- Briama and Siatta Scott- Johnson.Meanwhile, Madam Estella believes that “whatever document we can come up with should be able to reflect the interests, needs and concerns of Liberian women”.She also adds that the issue of gender equality is very grave.“We need to redefine our principles so that society will be able to create a better environment, educational needs without going through the expenses that women have to go through,” she added.Also, Estella wants Liberians to ‘step back’ and think about what Liberians have done for society an how it can be changed.“Media has a critical role to play until society understands what the issues are and what needs to change” she added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GN Bank Takes over FIBank, CBL to Audit Ex-Board Members of FIBANK

first_imgThe Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Milton Weeks, has announced that the Bank will conduct a forensic audit on former Board Members of the troubled First International Bank Liberia Limited (FIBank), now Groupe Nduom Bank (GN Bank).Governor Weeks made the statement yesterday at his Ashumn Street office in Monrovia, when he officially announced the takeover of FIBank by GN Bank, a new bank licensed by the CBL, and owned by the Ghana Growth Fund Company (GGFC). “The Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia, pursuant to the authority vested in the Bank under section 40 (13) of the New Financial Institutions Act of 1999, has approved the purchase of significant portion of the assets and assumption of all the deposits of FIBank, except one large foreign depositor and one large creditor of FIBank by GN Bank Limited,” he said.He said the audit of the Board Members is intended to check whether they were involved in the mismanagement of the bank (FIBank), and to set all the records straight for GN Bank. The CBL boss did not disclose exactly when the expected forensic audit would be done, but warned that CBL would go after those who will be found guilty in the mismanagement of the institution. “If the forensic audit proves, for example, that some members of the former employees or Board of Governors of the former bank are involved, they will face the full weight of the law,” Governor Weeks vowed.“We are warning all commercial banks in the country to follow the CBL requirements. We’ll be very tough in ensuring that these regulations are adhered to under the banking laws,” he added.Governor Weeks also disclosed that GN Bank Limited has brought in a total of US$18.5 million, which the CBL says is adequate to meet the minimum capital requirement to operate a bank in the country.The CBL, as the reorganization authority, acting through PwC (Price Waterhouse and Coopers) as its reorganization firm, will retain the remaining assets and liabilities for later disposition. Information concerning the loans and other assets of the former bank will be communicated to the concerned individuals and entities as soon as practicable, said the CBL boss.According to Weeks, the CBL also agreed with the new shareholders to allow significant Liberian participation in the new ownership of the bank.He, however, assured depositors, creditors and the public that the CBL has taken the necessary actions to ensure the continuous operation of the bank. At the time of FIBank’s closure, Governor Weeks said the ex-bank had a total deposit of approximately US$23 million in about 42,000 accounts. As per the dictates of the new banking arrangement, Governor Weeks said all the employees have now been absorbed by GN Bank Liberia Limited.It may be recalled that in 2013 at least 15 persons at the bank were suspended and investigated in connection with a US$1.2 million fraud, but trusted sources hinted that some of the bank’s executives were linked to the rip-off.In 2011 FIBank, whose books were audited by Voscon Inc. in Liberia, reported an Assets Base of US$6.5 million as at December 31, 2010, and Total Equity Capital of over US$7.6 million, and a Deposit Base of US$10 million.GN is a Ghanaian-American holding company with several subsidiaries. It operates in banking, investment and private equity, insurance, pension, media, real estate and quarry concrete products. The holding company is also involved in education, sports, hospitality, technology among others. It is the largest retail bank in Ghana, with 207 branches throughout the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana records best performance at CSEC this year

first_img…Maths remains stagnant below 50%, English improvesGuyana has recorded its best performance at the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations for 2019 after a record-breaking 73 per cent overall pass rate.This was revealed during the official announcement of the results on Wednesday at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD) building at Kingston, Georgetown.According to Education Minister Nicolette Henry, this figure showed improvement when compared to 69.1 per cent— the pass rate recorded last year. The performance improved across 21 subject areas, while seven showed constant figures. Another seven subject areas that demonstrated declines were namely: Caribbean History, Economics, English B, Integrated Science, Human and Social Biology, Textiles and Clothing, and French.One of the key subject areas—Mathematics— remained constant at 43 per cent, while there was some improvement for English Language, with a 77 per cent overall success as opposed to 67 per cent in 2018.For the science subjects, there were improvements in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and both double and single awards Agricultural Science. This followed for the business subjects, being evident in Office Administration, Principles of Business and Principles of Accounts; whereas, Electronic Documentation Preparation and Management maintained constant.For humanities and expressive arts, Religious Education increased to a 100 per cent pass rate. This was also seen for Industrial Technology Building, Electrical and Mechanical— having secured over 90 per cent.The Minister sought to mention that outstanding indications were presented in 13 subjects, having secured a 90 per cent acceptable score between grades one to three.“I think this has been a very good year for us in terms of our examination performance in the education sector…We have done well enough to be comfortable to see that we are on the right trajectory and I believe education is on a good path,” Henry posited.Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson pledged continuation to effective education delivery. He stated that the results point to “signs of hope” and the fact that Guyana is on a developmental trajectory. Building capacity among stakeholders is one thing that they are seeking to improve in the future, along with increased standards for educators.“We will forever seek to develop programmes that will cultivate leadership because we recognise that leadership is important…In order to enjoy great achievements of the sector, we will see to promote standards for our teacher educators, for example those in our teaching college. We think this is paramount because what we are seeing is a testimony, that as we continue to move in this direction, we will see greater improvement,” Hutson stated.last_img read more

Israel police dismiss report of knife incident at Spain match

first_img0Shares0000A pitch invader is detained by security during the 2018 FIFA World Cup European Group G qualifying match between Israel and Spain at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem on October 9, 2017 © AFP / JACK GUEZJERUSALEM, ZZZ, Oct 10 – Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.Israeli news website Ynet cited security officials in the stadium as saying six fans entered the field as the game was ending late Monday, with one of them carrying a small knife in his sock. He approached the Real Madrid star but did not threaten to attack him, the report said, before being arrested.Other Israeli media reported the allegation, but police and football officials denied it.Police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP no knife was found inside the stadium.A spokesman for the Israeli Football Association confirmed a fan ran towards Isco but said “no knife has been found.”Spain won the game 1-0 to finish five points clear at the top of their group and qualify for next summer’s World Cup.Asier Illarramendi scored the only goal of the match, a spectacular 75th minute volley, ensuring Spain finished the group unbeaten with nine wins and a draw.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Costa out of Man City clash: Chelsea striker loses banned for three matches

first_img1 Diego Costa Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been hit with a three-match ban after being found guilty of violent conduct.The Football Association has announced that an independent regulatory commission ruled that Costa deliberately stamped on the ankle of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup semi-final second legThe Spaniard will now miss Saturday’s Premier League title clash with Manchester City, as well as games against Aston Villa and Everton.The clash, which occurred in front of the Stamford Bridge dug-outs, was missed by the match officials and was deemed to be ‘accidental’ by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.But the FA decided to take retrospective action after referee Michael Oliver viewed footage of the incident.Costa duly contested the charge on Thursday, but on Friday was found guilty and suspended with immediate effect.A FA statement read: “Diego Costa will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after a charge of violent conduct against him was found proven by an independent regulatory commission today (Friday, January 30, 2015).“The Chelsea forward had denied the charge in relation to an on-field incident involving Liverpool’s Emre Can which occurred in the 12th minute of the League Cup semi-final second leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.“The incident was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.”The 26-year-old’s absence against Manchester City will come as a huge blow to Mourinho.Costa has been outstanding since his summer arrival from Atletico Madrid, and is the Premier League’s top marksman with 17 goals.The Blues, five points clear of City heading into Saturday’s clash, could also be without Cesc Fabregas.The Spanish midfielder limped out of the win against Liverpool with a hamstring injury and is in a race against time to be fit for the visit of Manuel Pellegrini’s side.last_img read more


first_imgInishowen has been hit with the closure of two local businesses with a total loss of 19 jobs.CarndonaghJJ Kelly’s Supermarket close last Saturday night in Carndonagh after being open for 50 years.The supermarket and bakery, owned by JJ and Mary Kelly, has closed with a loss of 15 jobs. And the local O2 phone shop, which was taken over by Three, is also threatened with closure.CARNDONAGH HIT WITH UP TO 19 JOB LOSSES was last modified: May 12th, 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:CarndonaghdonegalJJ Kellys supermarketlast_img read more