Ecuador thinks of asking Jordi Cruyff to suspend his contract

first_imgEcuadorian football manager Carlos Galarza will request support from Directory of the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF) to propose to the Spanish Jordi Cruyff and Antonio Cordón that they temporarily suspend the contract that they maintain in Ecuador.“Due to the crisis due to the pandemic of COVID-19, I will ask the Board for support to propose to the coaching staff of the senior team and Sports Management, the sensitivity to temporarily suspend by mutual agreement the signed contracts “, published the manager.Galarza is part of the FEF Board of Directors, which he chairs Francisco Egas, and was recently appointed as president of the Arbitration Commission.Cruyff signed his contract with the FEF as Ecuador’s absolute coach at the beginning of the year, while Cordón did so last December as sports director.Journalistic sources assured that this Monday, there will be a virtual meeting of the FEF Board of Directors and that Galarza will take the opportunity to formalize his proposal before his other colleagues. For his part, Jaime Estrada, vice president of the Board of Directors, recently indicated that, although Egas was endorsed for the hiring of the technical staff, the FEF exceeded financially.“The crisis we are going to enter is considerable, because there will be no America Cup. The idea is that the playoffs will be played in September, because we are already losing the money for March, because we will no longer play at home, “Estrada told reporters.Cruyff arrived in Ecuador last January to start a process with a view to the South American qualifying rounds for el Qatar World Cup 2022 and for the Copa América that they will jointly organize Argentina and Colombia.However, the coronavirus pandemic led to the decision of the South American Football Confederation (CSF), which suspended the Copa América for next year, while FIFA did so with the playoffs temporarily.Cruyff has not yet been able to develop a training with his directed potentials and, due to the world crisis caused by the coronavirus, he recently moved to his residence in Spain.last_img read more

Man City confirm Guardiola as next coach

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (AP):Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have long been considered a likely match: football’s most admired coach and a club with massive spending power seeking to become the dominant force in Europe.It’s been four years in the making, but finally, they’ll be united.City announced yesterday that Guardiola will take over as manager on a three-year contract starting next season, furthering the English team’s goal to be a global superpower.Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini, who – minutes before City’s announcement – ended a pre-game news conference by saying that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season.The news was sudden but not unexpected.Guardiola announced in December that he would be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of this season after three years in charge when he enhanced his status as football’s most sought-after coach. Then, last month, he said that his next job would be in the English Premier League.City was always his most likely destination. Backed by Abu Dhabi cash since 2008, the club has been transformed into the most successful in England of recent times, winning two league titles and two cup competitions since 2011 and assembling an all-star squad including players like Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Yaya Toure, and Kevin De Bruyne.”In recent weeks, (City) has commenced and finalised contractual negotiations with Pep Guardiola to become head coach for the 2016-17 EPL season onwards,” City said in a short statement. “These negotiations were a re-commencement of discussions that were curtailed in 2012.”That was the year Guardiola quit Barcelona, after winning 14 trophies in four years as coach, and took a 12-month sabbatical. During his time off, he agreed to join Bayern for the start of the 2013-14 season and has gone on to win back-to-back German league titles, the German Cup, and both the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup.last_img read more

World Championship slots up for grabs in Cobra Ironman 70.3

first_imgTriathletes at the Cobra Ironman press conference Saturday in Lapu Lapu City. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith South Africa in mind, professional triathletes will go all out as 30 slots for the 2018 Ironman World Championship are up for grabs this Sunday at the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu.Over 2,600 entries from a record 51 countries are going to partake in the grueling 70.3-kilometer race with the elite pros bannering the field as they stake their claim for the top $5,000 purse in the men’s and women’s divisions as well as a ticket to the world tilt in Mandela Bay, South Africa next year.ADVERTISEMENT CEU escapes Batangas, advances to D-League semis SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep PLAY LIST 01:05SEA Games: Kim Mangrobang wins gold anew as Filipinos secure triathlon double sweep00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Ironman race won’t be the lone spectacle for the weekend, with youth events peppering the event.IronGirl kicks off the party on Friday, where female kids 12 years old and above will race in a 5-kilometer fun run.Alaska IronKids follow on Saturday morning, before triathletes of all ages take center stage on Sunday in elite, age-group, and relay events.ADVERTISEMENT Aussies Tim Reed and Dimity-Lee Duke are the favorites to rule the elite pro divisions, but it won’t be a cakewalk with other world-class triathletes also motivated to rule the Cebu staging.Tim Van Berkel and Sam Betten of Australia, Mauricio Mendez of Mexico, Brent McMahon of Canada, and Cameron Brown of New Zealand are also favored in the men’s category.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Also joining the fray are Braden Currie, Eddie Rawles and Callum Millward of New Zealand, David Mainwaring, Alexander Polizzi and Luke Bell of Australia, Brad Williams and Iain Alexandridis of USA, Jakub Langhammer of Czech Republic, Johan Stofberg of South Africa, Jonathan Ciavatella of Italy, and Eric Watson of Bahrain.Meanwhile, the women’s division will also be a crowded one with Jacqueline Thisleton, Alise Selsmark, Kirra Seidel, Monica Juhart and Kerry Mulholland of Australia, Hungarian Anna Eberhardt, New Zealand’s Amelia Watkinson and local bet Kim Kilgroe all in the race. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View commentslast_img read more

Northern Health Connections adds Dawson Creek to Fort St. John route, cancels Hudson’s Hope

first_imgAt a cost of $20, anyone needing to travel to either city for a medical appointment can be picked up from either hospital.In turn, Northern Health is also reducing the number of trips from Fort St. John to Prince George from four to three. The cancelled route used to leave Prince George on Monday and return from Fort St. John on Wednesday. It’s been replaced with a Tuesday departure from Fort St. John to Prince George. There will also no longer be a route to Hudson’s Hope, due to low ridership. – Advertisement -Lastly, the timing of the Fort Nelson to Dawson Creek trip has been changed to leave the Mile 0 City at 11:45 a.m. and Fort St. John at 1:30 p.m. local time for the Wednesday to Friday return trip. Full details on the NH Connections schedule changes and more information on the program are available through the NH Connections booking centre at 1-888-647-4997.Advertisementlast_img read more

In pictures how Gor swept Vegetarianos

first_imgThe match was Live on TV. Images captured by a cameraman. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA Gor Mahia boss Ambrose Rachier was in attendance at the packed Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos and one could tell how much he waited for the opener that came in the 19th minute from returning Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi.Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier following their CAF Champions League match against the Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe match that saw Gor take a 1-0m lead at the interval was overseen by centre referee Mahmood Ali Mahmood Ismail from Sudan.Center referee from Sudan giving instructions. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAKevin ‘Ade’ Omondi re-paid the faith shown in him by head coach Dylan Kerr, scoring the opener in his first start since returning to the club and he displayed a good performance to remind the Green Army of his 2012-13 days while at the club where he made his name.Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi in action against the Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea during their CAF Champions League first leg clash hosted at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe fans could not resist celebrating the opener from Omondi fondly known as ‘Daddy’ by his peers as the 5000 capacity stadium went into jubilation to intimidate the visitors from Equatorial Guinea.Gor Mahia fans into jubilation.K’Ogalo divas coloured the beautiful game of football as they cheered Gor’s first goal in joy.Gor Mahia Divas enjoying the Green Army Band as they cheered in joy when Kevin’Ade’ Omondi netted the opener against Vegetarinos in their 2018 CAG Champions League first leg at the Machakos Stadium on 11th, February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHit man Meddie Kagere’s work rate was up to standard as he gave the Vegetarianos defence a hard time, though he did not find the back of the net, the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Player of the Year gave his best.Gor Mahia talisman Meddie Kagere had a brilliant display. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor’s midfield was well manned by Humphrey Mieno and attacking left-footed Francis Kahata and the scores could have been 2-0 by half time if Mieno had converted a penalty that was saved by the Vegetarianos keeper.Gor attacking midfielder Francis Kahata in action. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHowever, super sub Ephraim Guikan who came on for winger George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo in the 60th minute hit the second goal with a thunderbolt to show what is expected of him after being signed in January.Super sub Ephraim Giukan netted the second in the 60th minute with his first touch after coming on for George ‘Black Berry’ Odhiambo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia players jostle for space with Leones Vegetarianos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAEphraim Guikan celebrating his second goal. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia fan with ‘Bible’. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia midfielder Humprey Miano against Leonne Vegetarianos’ Oje Rafael. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia’s Kevin Omondi (LEFT) , Godfrey Walusimbi against Leonne Vegetarianos’ Mosso Ngueme during the first leg of the 2018 CAF Champions League played at the Machakos Stadium on 10th February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia’s Kevin Omondi in action against Leones Vegetarianos’ Jesus Tomasosngong during the first leg of the 2018 CAF Champions League played at the Machakos Stadium on 10th February 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia Captain Harun Shakava clearing the ball. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAGor Mahia defender Wellington Ochieng in action against Vegetarinos. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAVegetarino keeper Sapunga issuing instructions. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAVegetarino coach was not a happy man. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAVegetarinos, who hosts the second leg in Equatorial Guinea, will need a 3-0 victory to overturn the deficit, but K’Ogalo has the first leg advantage since in the least even a 1-0, 2-1 defeat or any kind of draw will sail them through to the first round of the continental competition as they seek to reach the group stages for the first time in years.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia fans (Green Army) rally behind their team as they hosted Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea in the first leg of the CAF Champions League at the Machakos Stadium on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 10 – From the loyal Green Army fans, the management to the players, Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia did not disappoint as they swept aside Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea 2-0 to put one foot in the first round of the CAF Champions League, here is how the showdown went down in pictorial.It was a sigh of relief for the Kenyan fans as they enjoyed watching the match from the comfort of their homes thanks to the National Broadcaster, KBC who beamed the match live.last_img read more


first_imgOne of a series of stunning pictures caught by Letterkenny man Kevin Shields of Fanad Lighthouse at the weekend.A PORTRAIT OF FANAD LIGHTHOUSE – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: September 28th, 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:donegalfanad lighthouseKevin Shieldspictureslast_img read more

Not to be missed! What’s still to be decided in the Premier League

first_img Chelsea are this season’s Premier League champions and will receive the trophy on Sunday The final day of the Premier League season, cue the tears, is nearly upon us.But while we know the champions and bottom three, there are still issues to be decided.Read on to see what you should be keeping an eye out for this weekend.Golden BootThe battle for the Golden Boot has gone to the wire this season, with Harry Kane’s four goals in Tottenham’s win over Leicester City on Thursday seeing him leapfrog Romelu Lukaku to go top.Kane, Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez will be desperate to get their hands on the award. With Spurs facing relegated Hull in their final game, and Arsenal hosting Everton, Kane is the clear favourite.Golden GloveWith the one game remaining, two goalkeepers could be co-awarded the clean sheet award: Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris.Lloris’ blunder in the 6-1 win over Leicester mid-week means Courtois would take the prize, as it stands. But should the Chelsea goalkeeper concede against Sunderland and Lloris keep a clean sheet in Tottenham’s clash with Hull City, the Golden Glove would be shared between the pair.Top four battleThe league’s top four will be decided on the final day of the season. Chelsea and Tottenham are confirmed to finish first and second, leaving Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal to battle for third and fourth.The Gunners are the outsiders in fifth, two points behind City and one behind Liverpool. It’s out of their hands, so they must take three points off Everton and hope City and Liverpool, as unlikely as it is, to drop points against Watford and Middlesbrough.Prize moneyThere’s much more than silverware, European qualification spots and pride to be played for in the Premier League.As the table above illustrates there is prize money to be had in each position (even those in the bottom three). Plenty of places are still up for grabs and club chiefs will demand their side remains focused on achieving the highest possible position.Chelsea’s trophy presentationChelsea may have wrapped up the title last Friday with the win over West Bromwich Albion, but they have had to wait to get their hands on the trophy.The Blues’ trophy presentation will take place at Stamford Bridge following the conclusion of their clash with Sunderland on Sunday evening, with captain John Terry, who is leaving his boyhood club in the summer, to lift his fifth title.Also see: How Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City could be involved in a 39th game 6last_img read more


first_imgCllr Frank McBrearty has called for Garda posts to be ‘completely independent’BY FRANK McBREARTY JNR: I am reading the Sunday newspapers on February 16th and it feels like I am watching the Groundhog Day movie. The flashbacks and memories of the gardaí trying to frame me for a murder that didn’t happen aided with the help of Garda informants comes rushing back to remind me of the injustice committed against my family and I at the hands of corrupt gardaí, each day repeating itself over and over and at the stroke of midnight the nightmare starts over again and again. What has changed?These are the issues that need to be addressed.Garda reform and recommendations from the Morris Tribunal report need to be implemented. GSOC: to be given the powers and properly funded by Government to be totally independent and no member of An Garda Síochána past or present to be allowed to work for the GSOC.GSOC: to be given oversight powers of senior Garda management right up to the rank of Garda Commissioner when allegations of wrong-doing are made against senior Garda management. GSOC: to be given the same powers as its counterpart in Northern Ireland. GSOC: to be given the remit and powers to investigate complaints against the force from allegations made by Garda whistleblowers.The establishment of new policing boards for each Garda district in Ireland to be put in place with proper powers to enable them to hold senior Garda management to account for policing and that the current joint policing committees be terminated. I have been a member of Donegal’s joint policing committee since 2009. It is a waste of taxpayers’ money.The former Garda inspectorate Kathleen O’Toole’s work over the five years she was in the job needs to be fully published. Informants: oversight and constant inspections by an independent authority needs to be established concerning their operations and handling to ensure that no criminality occurs.For example, after the Morris Tribunal, the Garda force was required to register informants under its Covert Human Intelligence Source system (CHIS). Informants are not supposed to be actively engaged in criminality. What watchdog ensures that the rules are not broken?See Fr McVerry’s (Jesuit Centre for Faith & Justice) report ( on the Morris Tribunal in 2004 long before its conclusion and An Garda Síochána Bill 2004. It makes for interesting reading. See also Morris’s reports.The problems that have been aired over recent weeks all stem back to the handling by An Garda Síochána of informants and the intelligence-gathering conducted through their flawed system CHIS.We must have an independent oversight of the Department of Justice as this is where the heart of our problems lies and their relationship with the Minister and Garda Commissioner is questionable to say the least in a modern day democracy. Reform needs to happen here also. The question that now needs to be asked is how many innocent people are in jail at the hands of corrupt gardaí. We need to stop this and begin to look at policing in the past, present and into the future so we can learn from our mistakes. Accountability.Publish the Carty report (internal Garda investigation): this will show why we need reform of the Garda.So what has changed? Nothing. The only thing that has changed is the gardaí have more power and what comes with more power, more abuse of power.A threat to justice anywhere in Ireland is a threat to justice everywhere in Ireland. ‘MY GARDA GROUNDHOG DAY’ – BY FRANK McBREARTY Jnr was last modified: February 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:corruptionFrank McBrearty JnrGardalast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: EIGHT members of a dive team have been brought to safety off the Donegal coast after a May Day rescue.Killybegs Coast Guard were tasked today by Malin Head Coastguard to reports of a dive boat with several persons onboard taking on water near Drumanoo Head.Killybegs Coast Guard boat escorted the boat to Portnacrosh pier. Eight members of the dive team safely made their way off the boat. The Killybegs team then escorted the dive boat back to Killybegs Harbour where it was safely retrieved from the water.The team was then stood down by Malin Head Coastguard. KILLYBEGS COAST GUARD RESCUE EIGHT DIVERS OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: September 29th, 2013 by John2Share 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:breaking newscoast guardDiversDonegal DailyKillybegsrescuelast_img read more

Mbarara City edge closer to safety after win over Onduparaka

first_img Tags: Azam UPLemmanuel obinnambarara city fconduparaka fc Mbarara are now five points away from relegationAzam Uganda Premier LeagueMbarara City 1-0 Onduparaka FCKakyeka Stadium, MbararaWednesday, 10-05-2018Mbarara City moved a step closer to securing their Azam Uganda Premier League status with a 1-0 victory over Onduparaka in the only game played on Wednesday.A first half penalty by Nigerian forward Emmanuel Obinna was the difference between two closely matched team on the day.Onduparaka who came into the game needing only two points to ensure that the current campaign is the best they have ever enjoyed in the top flight, took the initiative and Mbarara goalkeeper Muhammad Ssekeba was the one to thank by the home side as he pureed over Rashid Toha’s free-kick which was headed for the top corner.Moments later, Toha nearly turned villain when he played in Emmanuel Obinna after the Onduparaka captain mis-cued a Brian Ahebwa cross only for the Nigerian to control poorly while one on one with Nicholas Ssebwato in the Caterpillars’ goal.Obinna made quick amends when he scored Mbarara City’s opener from a well taken penalty, the fifth in six games for the Ankole Lions and his fourth from the spot this season.Obinna has scored your penalties this seasonOnduparaka players bitterly protested the penalty decision awarded by referee Muzamiru Waiswa but nothing could deter the home side to go into half-time while in the lead as the goal was allowed to stand and the Catepillers failed to forge a way to level terms.Five minutes into the second half, South Sudanese striker Makeuth Wol missed a glorious opportunity to make it 2-0 to the home side when he failed to convert from close range after Onduparaka had failed to clear their lines.With the last twenty minutes of the game, Onduparaka called for a double change.John Wesley Kisakye and Gadafi Gadinho replaced teenager Jamal Malish and Moses Ndawula respectively.The subs made impact and with 10 minutes to play, Muhammed Hassan nearly headed home Onduparaka’s equalizer but his brushed attempt off Gadihno’s perfectly chipped free-kick missed target by inches.There was chaos towards the end of the match as Onduparaka fans who had accessed the perimeter fencing started fighting amongest them selves but order was restored a few minutes later.This was Mbarara City’s 6th win of the season and it takes them to 32 points from 28 games.The Ankole who are in their first top flight season in morethan 10 years now seat five points above relegation Zone and with the way the league has unfolded this season, it is ok to say that they (Mbarara) are as too as safe.For Onduparaka, they suffered thier 8th loss of the season which leaves them fourth on the 16 team log with 45 points from 29 matches.Upcoming fixtures in Azam Uganda Premier League:Friday, 11th May 2018:• Express Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Wankulukuku Stadium• BUL Vs Bright Stars – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja• UPDF Vs Soana – Bombo Military Barracks Stadium• Maroons Vs Police – Luzira Prisons Stadium.Saturday, 19th May 2018:• Bright Stars Vs KCCA – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe.Monday, 21st May 2018:• Proline Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo.Tuesday, 22nd May 2018:• Vipers Vs Express -St Mary’s Kitende• KCCA Vs BUL – Star Times Stadium, LugogoComments last_img read more