Month: September 2019

Emery reveals all in Wilsheres Arsenal talks

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery has confirmed reports that he did not give Jack Wilshere the guarantees he was looking for over regular playing time, which caused the midfielder to leave for West Ham UnitedThe England international completed his free transfer to the Hammers this week after rejecting a new long-term contract at Arsenal following talks with Emery over his role at the club.Wilshere had been at Arsenal since the tender age of nine and made the difficult decision to end his 17-year association with his boyhood club after Emery failed to deliver him the assurances he needed to remain.“The conversation with Wilshere was a very good conversation. I explained to him my opinion and how I will want to create the team. And [I couldn’t for sure] say to him he’s going to play in the 11 players,” said Emery, according to ESPN.“And also he explained to me the decision is not easy for him. But he wanted to choose the best option for him, and [the whole] time is with respect. I know this player here is very important for the supporters, he grew up here at Arsenal. But I don’t give him a place in the starting 11. It’s because of that he chose to leave here, and I respect also this.”Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.While Wilshere has struggled with injuries over the past few years, he did make 38 appearances in all competitions last season.But he then fractured foot, which cost him a place in the England World Cup squad this summer.But Emery denied that this had an effect on his decision.“It was a tactical and technical decision,” he said.Emery will now be preparing to take charge of his first Arsenal game against Boreham Wood this Saturday.last_img read more

Promotion and relegation is needed in the US

first_imgNew York Cosmos vice-president and chairman of the National Premier Soccer League Joe Barone, asked for the “FIFA System” to be put in use in the United StatesFor MLS Board of Governors founding member Kevin Payne the Major League Soccer (MLS) doesn’t need promotion and relegation.According to him the system is old and doesn’t fit United States sports.But for Joe Barone, chairman of the amateur National Premier Soccer League and vice-president of the New York Cosmos, there is a legitimate need for this system.Christian Pulisic, ChelseaChristian Pulisic praises Frank Lampard impact at Chelsea Andrew Smyth – September 5, 2019 Christian Pulisic opened up on just how much “great guy” Frank Lampard has helped him out since he joined Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund.“When you talk about Division 2, Division 2, and Division 3, everywhere else in the world that entails moving up and down,” Barone told Sports Business.“In the US, that doesn’t exist and that’s a major issue. The teams and players know that whatever happens, they will be back next year.”“To improve quality teams and players need to be in a stressful situation,” he added.He argued that the current system is deterring potential investment in the sport, as many millionaires would “love to invest in sports, particularly soccer”.last_img read more

Sarri hints at squad rotation

first_imgChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has hinted at rotating his squad ahead of a busy run of matched both in the league and in Europe.The former Napoli manager, who has used the second least number of players this season, has revealed that he will possibly call on some of the club’s fringe players with the match roster about to get packed.“We have used 26 players in official matches [in all competitions] this season so the rotation at the moment is this, but I don’t know in the future,” said Sarri, according to LiveSoccer.Sacchi explains Sarri, Conte, and Ancelotti Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Arrigo Sacchi talked about how Sarri has a tougher time at Juventus than Conte at Inter; while Ancelotti’s “blood is boiling” at Napoli.Arrigo Sacchi…“If you look only in the Premier League the situation is that, you are right [only used 19 players] but I have to look at all competitions: 90 minutes are 90 minutes. You have to look at the League Cup, Europa League, and the national team.“I have to look also to the minutes in the national teams. So I think the rotation is good. Every moment was done only between the Europa League, League Cup, and Premier League but, in the future, it will be different.“If you look at December and January, you need to change also in the Premier League because we will play every three days in the Premier League. So we need to change in the Premier League.”last_img read more

Hughes rues poor first half

first_imgMark Hughes believes Southampton’s fate was sealed in the opening period of their match against Manchester City after they lost 6-1 at Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.Manchester City already had a three-goal lead after just 18 minutes, courtesy of a Wesley Hoedt own goal and goals from Sergio Aguero and David Silva.Despite reducing the deficit through Danny Ings’ penalty, the visitors never recovered.“We’re disappointed with the opening period as that’s when the game was lost,” Hughes told Southampton website.We were never able to get a foothold in the game and didn’t have an opportunity to clear our heads.“We were a little bit, I’ll say the word milky, in terms of our defensive work and there’s times where you have got to be really aggressive at both ends.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“If you’re trying to score a goal you’ve got to be aggressive and if you’re trying to defend your goal you’ve got to be really aggressive and put your blocks in to make sure people can’t keep the ball alive in poor areas for you as an opposition player.“In my view, they were able to do that too easily in terms of keeping the ball alive, keep moving around and given the quality they have you fully expect them to dispatch the chances they created.“We had a response and got back to 3-1 but goals at the end of the half and close to full-time gave the scoreline a disappointing look but you have to say given the chances they had it’s probably a fair reflection.“I thought second-half we were better and made a better go of it. We understood we had to work harder and be more aggressive in our running and challenges to remain in the game.“We created a couple of good chances that may have got us a couple of goals but we were never going to win it after the opening period.”last_img read more

Christie delighted with match officials

first_imgScotland midfielder Ryan Christie has revealed his delight with the match officials during his country’s 4-0 against Albania.Russian referee Bezborodov took note of Mergim Mavraj’s first challenge on Christie before Scotland’s James Forrest, and later showed the Aris centre-back a red cardThat was the second red card situation Christie has been involved in the space of a week after Livingston striker Dolly Menga was banned for two games for putting his head towards Christie in a goalless Scottish  Premiership clash between Celtic and Livingston last Sunday, after it was initially missed by the match officials“That’s two in a week,” he said, as quoted in Scotsman.“I wasn’t sure if it was the captain who made the initial challenge but I was trying to get the ball off him for the free-kick and he seemed to get really aggressive and put the head towards me. I am happy that the officials saw this one.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.It is has been a fantastic season for Christie, who has only recently became a regular in Brendan Rodger’s team before putting pen to paper on a new three-year deal with the Scottish champions last week.“It has been a bit of a whirlwind. I have found myself very lucky that they have put me into a team full of great players all around me.“We are playing some great football with Celtic just now and coming away at international level, I really enjoyed playing in that team on Saturday night.“Callum McGregor was sitting in behind me tonight as I am used to and when you have players like Ryan Fraser and James Forrest running off the ball, it makes my job easy.”last_img read more

Gracia urges fringe players to step up

first_imgJavi Gracia has asked the Watford’s fringe players to take the opportunity and prove themselves as injuries stretch the squad thin.Watford are preparing to host Cardiff on Saturday and will be missing Andre Gray, Will Hughes, Adalberto Penaranda, and Sebastian Prodl through injury, but Gracia says the players available should take the chance and impress.“I like to have all my players available, but in this case, even with two, three, four players out, we have enough players to play in the next game,” Gracia told Sky Sports.“The squad is ready and some of them have been waiting for their chance for a long time. Maybe, in the next games, they will get their chances.What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“We have to play a lot of games, so we must be patient and trust our players.“I am always positive and always see the chance to get points. I look back to try and improve the things we can do, but I prefer to be focused on the next game.“And it is a chance for us, playing at home, against Cardiff in this case, it is a good chance to come back and win.”last_img read more

Steve Cook praises Bournemouth attitude

first_imgBournemouth defender Steve Cook has praised the team’s ‘never-say-die’ attitude during their 3-3 draw with Watford.The Cherries came from two goals down early in the first half to level the scores at 3-all by half-time at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night.Watford captain scored two quick goals, before goals from Nathan Ake and Callum Wilson leveled the scores at 2-2.Ken Sema put the Hornets up 3-2 but a Ryan Fraser strike ensured both sides went into the break with the scores level at 3-3.“The never-say-die attitude is something we have spoken about a lot recently and it really shone through,” said Cook, according to Bournemouth Echo.“On the face of it, it’s a really good point because we came back after being 2-0 down to a really good team.”What to expect from Watford V Arsenal? Taimoor Khan – September 8, 2019 Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides…“We went behind again but to respond again shows we do have the capability to do it.”“But when you score three goals at home, you should be winning.”Discussing further the team’s refusal to give up, Cook said: “That’s been instilled in us for a long time but we haven’t shown that recently.”“The manager has been on at us in the past few days about it. And you need that if you are going to do well.”“You are always going to have setbacks in this league – it’s natural. Everyone must have been panicking on the outside but we always believe we can come back and nick something.”last_img read more

BOYCE FIRES HER ATTORNEY as SIPT Trial continues

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – Today, in a startling move, Lillian Boyce fired her lead attorney citing the QC fell far short of expectations when it came to legal representation.Gregory Lafontaine, QC from Canada was reportedly begging to remain on the case where his client, the former Minister of Health and Education, is accused of conspiracy to defraud the government.It was told to Magnetic Media that the Registrar was informed since last week of Lafontaine’s unimpressive performance by Boyce and her desire to let him go. Reportedly his inability to demonstrate that indeed he is a brilliant legal mind who was ‘on the ball’ in defense of his client became overbearing; it led to his dismissal.Magnetic Media learned that there was a meeting this morning where Justice Paul Harrison was informed of the defendants’ decision and even given the name of a replacement attorney to lead Boyce’s legal team.Lafontaine, we understand had already been paid over $100,000 for his representation of Lillian Boyce; he started on the case in December.Media had quoted Lafontaine as being eager to get on with the trial; he was still in the courtroom this morning despite his termination.From the Boyce camp we tried to ascertain who is her new Queen’s Counsel, but that info was not divulged.Finbar Grant is the local attorney for Lillian Boyce in the ongoing SIPT trial.It is said this move by Boyce does not disrupt the proceedings. Karen Delancy, former Cabinet Minister in Michael Misick regime takes the witness stand in SIPT trials Delancy challenged on leadership style, calls Floyd Hall, ‘man of integrity’ Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:finbar grant, Gregory Lafontaine, justice paul harrison, lilian boyce, sipt trial Thorne, QC maintains SIPT Trial is political vendettalast_img read more

Customs rate cut New Revenue Major Party Leaders discuss Economics

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 6, 2016 – Big ideas are touted by the political parties as they vie for election votes on December 15 and explain how they will finance what are ambitious plans for a buoyant economy.  The reduction in duty rate will not happen immediately says the Progressive National Party Leader, Dr Rufus Ewing.The explanation follows comments including from the PDM Party that a cut back in the country’s leading revenue earner will mean hikes somewhere else.Both party leaders were launching their manifestos when media enquired on these hot button issues.  Import revenue is at a significant high in the country.The PNP says the duty reduction would not be immediate and does not mean a return of the ideas for broad based taxes like the UKs failed Value Added Tax or the PNPs failed, Payroll Tax.“We will not on day one, drop duties to ten percent, and then wonder where the money is going to come from, we have to inject money into the economy first, we have to inject into the stimulus and the programs that we’re going to do, and then as we trade off, and as we increase volume then we have the opportunity to reduce the rate. There will never be a time, whereby the rate is so drastic that we will have revenue shortfall on the governing side, then will have to increase tax elsewhere. That is not the mark.”The PDM leader said there are other ways the country is missing out on making money including taxing our airspace and VRBOs.“We continue to have Vacation Rentals by Owners, VRBO’s, that is not taxed. Most of the yachts you see out of those docks, their paying pickings. We have planes that fly overhead, The Bahamas is projecting something like 15 million, their flying over our heads basically for free. We have presented to the government when we rejected value added tax, many different streams of revenue that does not have to be raised on the backs of our people.” #MagneticMediaNewscenter_img Related Items:last_img read more

Deputy Premiers response to Opposition Appointed Members on Work Permits

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 13, 2017 – Providenciales – The Opposition’s appointed member continues to attempt to mislead the public.   The last year under the Rufus Ewing Administration, work permit fees were $17,914,713, of total projected revenues of $262,665,382.  Therefore work permits fees of approximately $18 million accounted for approximately 6.8% of Projected Government revenues. In our budget that will be debated on April 18th, work permit fees are projected to be $18,452,154 of total projected revenues of $273,470,947. Which accounts for 6.7% of the total budget.There were no new developments the entire four years under the Rufus Ewing administration and still work permit fees accounted for 6.8% of the the projected Government revenues.  We have already seen a drastic increase in new and renewed interest for development projects. This coupled with our Government’s robust capital development agenda one should anticipate the need for an increase in the labour force. What the Opposition’s Appointed Member failed to recognize is that with all the upcoming economic activity we have still managed to reduce the percentage of work permit fees from 6.8% under the his previous Government to 6.7% this financial year. Although there is $539,441 increase in the dollar value of work permit fees, the overall percentage is down.  Therefore the increase in dollar value is just a reflection of our Government’s ability to create and provide the right environment for increased economic activity.Just as we have accomplished our 100 day goals as a Government, we have kept our commitment to not rely on work permits as a revenue source.  We are ensuring our people get back to work and we are doing what the former Government was not able to do, which is restore investor confidence and create jobs.We anticipate that the Opposition’s appointed member will continue to try and mislead you the voter over the next four years. However through press releases and town hall meetings we will ensure that you can get the facts from your Government and you can also research and verify the facts for yourself. There will be no “alternative facts”!On the matter of the TCI Status Commission which is the body now vested with the responsibility to make recommendations on Turks and Caicos Islands Status, this ordinance was brought into being under the former PNP administration in 2015. Since then and up until the time the PNP was removed from office, by the people, they had not introduce any regulations to govern the working of the committee nor had they setup the committee formally in order to carry out its mandate. On coming into office we met applications that have been submitted almost two years ago with person left in limbo. As a government we have a responsibility to give these applicants and up or down decision so that they can plan the rest of their lives.The most disappointing part of the member’s release demonstrates a relentless effort  to score political points or simply an intentional attempt to deceive the public. While his government would have projected $1,768,294 in revenue from  residence permits the final sum is $2,233,064 for year ending 2016 to 2017. Our projection of $2,300,056 represents a mere 3.34% increase over last years actual.We remain committed to our people and will be making every effort to ensure they move up the ranks in companies to greater responsibility and senior management positions.Hon Sean R. AstwoodDeputy PremierMinister of Border Control and Employment Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Queens Baton coming soon to TCI arrives July 11 for country wide

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Turks and Caicos, July 3rd 2011: It’s almost here. The Queen’s Baton will arrive on July 11th in the Turks and Caicos at the Providenciales International Airport, ahead of the 2018 Gold Coast Games, set for April in Australia.The local organising committee reveals plans, which include a star-studded welcome for the Queen’s Baton arrival by His Excellency Governor, Dr. John Freeman; Premier, Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson together with a contingent of accomplished Turks and Caicos athletes for the official hand over.Similar to the glorious trek given in 2014 to the Queen’s Baton in the Turks and Caicos Islands, it is expected local athletes and other contributors to sports development in the TCI will take the relay to every major island for an unprecedented tour.Turks and Caicos culture will be on display every step of the way, as the Baton will visit South Caicos on July 12th and skip over to Salt Cay the same day.   A huge celebration is planned for Carnival Cruise Line’s, Grand Turk Cruise Center after the Baton makes its way from Salt Cay by way of the ferry to the nation’s capital island.Later in the evening, a formal celebration with Government Officials and Commonwealth Games Executive Members will follow at Parade Grounds.The Queen’s Baton Relay will continue on July 13th from Grand Turk to lush North Caicos, through to majestic Middle Caicos and climaxing at the world renowned, Grace Bay in Providenciales for the finale at the famous Island Fish Fry.The stop of the Queen’s Baton in the TCI comes ahead of the Commonwealth Youth Games which will take place in Nassau, Bahamas July 16th – 24th, where some 31 TCI athletes will participate in seven sporting disciplines.It will be the first time the Queen’s Baton visits the Commonwealth Youth Games. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #MagneticMediaNews#TCItoWelcomeQueensBatonJuly11th2017#GoldCoastCommonwealthGames2018#YouthGamesNassau2017 Related Items:last_img read more

Salt Cay airport loses license but why Explanation missing in TCIAA statement

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSalt Cay, Turks and Caicos Islands – July 7, 2017 , The Salt Cay Airport, following years of neglect and in a rundown state has lost its license now as an airport in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the residents are asking why.It was complaints by the residents on national radio and the response to those complaints of the lone airline service provider to Salt Cay which exposed that the airport was shut down, as unsuitable, by the Civil Aviation Authority.Caicos Express Airways on Friday issued a release to say the cessation of their flights into Salt Cay came as a result of a licensing issue.“We would like to make it known that this suspension of service is in no way indicative of the commitment that Caicos Express Airways has for Salt Cay or the Turks & Caicos Islands on a whole that we service with pride every day. The Civil Aviation Authority (TCICAA) has taken the decision to restrict public transport operations into the Salt Cay aerodrome, in the interest of safety therefore, as an AOC (Air Operating Certificate) holder we are by law prohibited from operating into an Un-certificated aerodrome.   At Caicos Express Airways our number one priority is the safety of the travelling public. And we are committed to resume service into Salt Cay as soon as the required repairs to the Airport are completed and the certificate is reinstated.”Magnetic Media immediately reached out to the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority for an explanation on why this closure was allowed to happen in the first place.The TCIAA responded by media statement on Saturday, only to announce though what the country already knew, that indeed the Salt Cay Airport was closed to air traffic.Our news organization was informed that the runway is a mess, in a deteriorated state and that the runway should be lengthened at the Salt Cay Airport.  The Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority did not explain, in that media statement what would be done now for the Salt Cay Airport to regain its aerodrome certificate.The Turks and Caicos Civil Aviation Authority revoked the license of the Salt Cay airport since June 26 (2017). #SaltCayAirportclosed#MagneticMediaNews#CaicosExpressAirways#TCIAA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:#SaltCayAirportclosed #MagneticMediaNews #CaicosExpressAirways #TCIAAlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Annual Customs Day Service

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 22, 2018 – Nassau – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest delivered remarks during the 29th Annual International Customs Day Church Service on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at St Barnabas Parish.  During the service, Dr. Geannine Moss, Comptroller of Bahamas Customs Department, made a presentation to Rector of St. Barnabas Parish Canon Basil Tynes.; and Customs Officers took to the streets for their annual Parade.(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)last_img read more

Puntacana Resort Club to host Dominican Republics first PGA TOUR

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#DominicanRepublic, March 13, 2018 – Santo Domingo – The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship PGA TOUR will be held from March 19 to 25 on Los Corales golf course, the main North American professional golf circuit for men.Around 132 players from around the world will be competing to share a 3 million dollar purse and accumulate points in the FEDEX cup and world ranking. This event will be seen by more than 8 million people nationally and internationally through their televisions.PGA TOUR arrives for the first time in the country after replacing the “Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship” of the Web.com Tour played in 2016 and 2017 in the same field, which positions Corales among the best courses in the world.The CEO of Grupo Puntacana, Frank Rainieri said: “the tournament places the Dominican Republic among the most important professional golf destinations in the Caribbean and that “its celebration is part of the strategies we have been developing to benefit golf tourism in the country.”Hiram Silfa, Director of Golf at Puntacana Resort & Club said “this is a contribution so that the whole country can enjoy a world class event where renowned players such as Jim Furyk, Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer, among others will participate”.“Los Corales golf course is positioned among the elite courses of the entire Caribbean because it has all the necessary characteristics to host a PGA TOUR stop” adds Silfa.VIP areaWithin the VIP area in the Club House Los Corals we will have recreational activities for the enjoyment of all present, such as live music, toasts and tastings, comedy show, among others.Some of the playersThe participation of one of the most recognized professional players in the United States, Jim Furyk, is confirmed; Luke Donald from the  UK, with five wins of PGA TOUR and eight international; the German Martin Kaymer, who has achieved 21 professional titles; and the winner of the 2017 Web.com Tour, Nate Lashley; among others.Tony Romo, former NFL player and now a commentator for CBS Sports, in the United States, is one of the great figures of the sport that will participate in the PGA event.CourseLos Corales Golf Course designed by Tom Fazio, located in Puntacana Resort & Club, is next to the cliffs, bays, natural ocean inlets, inland lakes and coral shoreline of the Caribbean Sea. It has six holes facing the sea and culminates with three holes, known as the “Elbow of the Devil,” the most challenging of this links, and that tests the skills of the golfer. Elbow of the Devil is positioned between the most spectacular and difficult final holes in the world.Los Corales has been listed as the best in the country and second in the Caribbean for 10 Best US Today Reader’s Choice 2017.SponsorsAirport Team Solution, Seguro Universal, City Group, Claro, Texaco GB Energy, Magna Motors, Domicem, Consorcio Energético Punta Cana – Macao (CEPM), ARS Palic, Brugal, Cocacola, la Compañía Implementos y Maquinarias S.A (INCA), K.G Constructora, Banreservas, Centro Médico Punta Cana, Club Car, Duty Free Américas, PizzaHut, Caribbean Catering Services (CCS), Multimedios del Caribe, Best Day Travel- Grayline, Caribbean Turf, Diana Dalmasy & Asociados, Grupo DUPLA, Constructora Llodrá, CODELPA, Epsa Labco, Consorcio Remix Coolekos, MP Service Group, Hartemania, United Petrolium, Shekina Sound, Estudio Español. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Bielsa reveals the day Guardiola praised his knowledge

first_imgDuring his presentation with the EFL, Marcelo Bielsa revealed the time when Pep Guardiola recognized his capacity to store knowledge after a game.After knowing how obsessive Marcelo Bielsa can really get with studying his rivals, it’s fair to say that this is a special kind of manager and it’s easier to understand why Pep Guardiola keeps the Argentine in such high regard.There have been countless times in which the Manchester City manager has spoken about how amazing Marcelo Bielsa really is as a football scholar, but nobody had a clear idea until what we all found out today in regards to his methods.Making his players study each and every one of their rivals match by match, in a four-hour session per video analysis is something that only Marcelo could come up with.These practices are not new for him, as he did the exact same thing when he faced Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona when he had the opportunity to coach Athletic Club Bilbao.When Bielsa’s boys faced the mighty Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final, the Argentine manager made them study the Catalan club thoroughly but they still weren’t able to crack the code.Guardiola’s squad defeated them 3-0, which in Marcelo’s eyes meant that all that information was completely lost.Marcelo Bielsa es tapa en Inglaterra. “Vive y deja espiar”, dice The Daily Telegraph. pic.twitter.com/saiIdrjRLy— TyC Sports (@TyCSports) January 16, 2019During that long press conference in which Bielsa revealed his methods to prepare matches for their players, he dropped that anecdote in which he spoke with Pep Guardiola after losing 3-0 in the Copa del Rey final.The response from Pep after realizing how much time Marcelo had invested in studying the Catalan club, was something that not even the Argentine was expecting.“When I was a coach of Athletic Bilbao we played Barcelona in [the Copa del Rey] final and we lost 3-0,” said Bielsa via Four Four Two.“[After the match] I gave all the information I had on Barcelona to Pep Guardiola. Guardiola had a look at it and he told me ‘you know more about Barcelona than me!’.”“I do this analysis to ease my anxiety, but it was useless information because they scored three goals.” “We watch all the games of 2018-19 of each opponent,” he added.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“We watched the 51 games of Derby County. They’ve played a 4-3-3 [formation] 49.9 percent of the season… we use this to understand the system and why and when they change the system during a game.”“The analysis of each game takes four hours of work. Why do we do that? Because we think it is professional behavior.”Marcelo Bielsa no renuncia. Llamó a esta conferencia de prensa para que “el tema del espia no acapare la conferencia de mañana previa a la fecha del fin de semana”. “Tal vez no sepa ingles pero se todo de cada uno de nuestros rivales”. pic.twitter.com/WrE5DDTawg— Christian Martin (@askomartin) January 16, 2019To be fair, when the Leeds United manager called for a press conference, most of the media believed it would be to present his resignation and apologize for the acusations made against him.It’s fair to say that absolutely nobody expected the surreal explanation he offered, and nobody thought he would confess to even more cases of football espionage on his behalf.Marcelo does claim that these practices may been regarded as wrong, but he also claims that he doesn’t consider them to be illegal in any way.Recording full matches of their opponents is in no way prohibited by the EFL, if they act against Bielsa with this basis, the manager should be okay and no sanction should come his way.In a sense, all Bielsa did with this presentation was to brag about his very meticulous methods to prepare his players for matches.They don’t call Marcelo Bielsa “El Loco” for nothing, the man does have a loose screw on his head as he proved it today with these new revelations.¡No tiene desperdicio! Marcelo Bielsa habló con determinación en la conferencia al explicar las razones por las que mirá las prácticas de los rivales. pic.twitter.com/kvnFn6OsKJ— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) January 16, 2019What do you think about Marcelo Bielsa’s methods to study his rivals, to you agree or disagree and why? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Whole Foods to pay 16 million for hazardous waste breach

first_img Categories: California News, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter The judgment by Yolo County Judge Thomas E. Warriner covers Whole Foods Market California Inc., Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Food Markets Inc., and WFM-WO Inc. The court found that the companies mishandled and illegally disposed of hazardous waste at their California store locations. Whole Foods stores in Hillcrest and UTC were implicated in the complaint. Posted: September 21, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, The San Diego City Attorney’s ACE Unit pursues public interest causes of action on behalf of the People of the State of California under the Unfair Competition Law, including consumer privacy, predatory lending, as well as unsafe and dangerous products. The Unit also handles complex litigation matters and serious environmental violations, and prosecutes wage theft cases under state law and City ordinance. September 21, 2018 “California has some of the most stringent environmental protection laws in the nation, and for good reason,” said City Attorney Mara W. Elliott. “Companies that handle hazardous waste owe it to their customers, employees, and communities to dispose of this material safely and lawfully. My office works to ensure that all corporations, regardless of size or status, are accountable for their conduct.”center_img Whole Foods to pay $1.6 million for hazardous waste breach Over a five-year period, Whole Foods disposed of hazardous materials, such as ignitable liquids, aerosol products, cleaning agents, and other flammable, reactive, toxic, and corrosive materials, at each of its facilities. Failure to properly handle and dispose of these items violated the California Health and Safety Code. This code, which includes the Hazardous Waste Control Law, provides a comprehensive framework regulating the generation, handling, treatment, storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous waste. This law was established to protect public health and the environment. San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott announced today that, as the result of a lawsuit filed by San Diego and 21 other prosecuting agencies, Whole Foods and two affiliates are required to label and store hazardous materials to protect employees and customers from exposure, to properly track and document hazardous waste, and to dispose of it only at authorized facilities. SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Whole Foods stores in San Diego and throughout California have been ordered to pay over one million dollars for improperly handling and disposing of hazardous waste.San Diego City Attorney Mara W. Elliott published the following press release regarding the case:Whole Foods customers can now have confidence that they are not contributing to the unlawful disposal of hazardous waste in California landfills. The People of the State of California were represented by Deputy City Attorney Michael Hudson of the San Diego City Attorney’s Affirmative Civil Enforcement (ACE) Unit and 21 other prosecuting agencies throughout the state. Additionally, the companies will pay more than $1.4 million in civil penalties and legal costs, as well as more than $200,000 toward supplemental environmental projects and the prosecution of similar crimes. San Diego will receive approximately $113,000 in civil penalties, including more than $16,000 to support the work of the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health.last_img read more

County Supervisor talks initiatives for wildfire preparation

first_img Updated: 11:02 PM County Supervisor talks initiatives for wildfire preparation KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County Supervisor Dianne Jacob joins KUSI to talk about how the county is preparing for wildfires. center_img KUSI Newsroom, June 4, 2019 Posted: June 4, 2019last_img read more

Update on Senate Consideration of Water Resources Development Act

first_imgCurrently, the Senate continues its consideration of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) and work through amendments being offered. It is expected to be on the Senate floor into next week.The underlying bill, as reported out of committee, included provisions to wall off the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF), thus providing significant additional funding for port and harbor maintenance and dredging. The bill also included reforms intended to streamline the process for Corps of Engineers projects and reduce project completion times. These are provisions that ASA strongly supports.The manager’s amendment offered by the bill sponsors and adopted by the Senate, includes provisions to free up money and increase the capacity of the Inland Waterways Trust Fund (IWTF) by taking the Olmsted Lock and Dam project out of the trust fund account. This action would enable funding to go to other waterways infrastructure, including locks and dams on the Upper Mississippi River.Additionally, the adopted amendment includes compromise language on the streamlined process for Corps projects, as well as a compromise on the HMTF that would provide, under certain circumstances, increased funding annually for port maintenance and dredging, but not wall-off the trust fund entirely.Unfortunately, neither the underlying bill nor the manager’s amendment included provisions to increase IWTF revenues. ASA supports increased funding and/or alternative financing mechanisms to provide more money to address inland waterways infrastructure projects.Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is planning to offer an amendment to add provisions of his Mississippi River Navigation Sustainment Act (S. 565) to WRDA. Much of S. 565 has been incorporated into the WRDA, but Senator Durbin’s amendment will add a study of the Mississippi River Basin to the bill. It is intended to help better understand how the Basin functions and how it can be managed to maintain safe and reliable navigation and protect lives and property, especially during times of extreme flooding and drought.ASA encourages all members to visit the Soy Action Center and urge their Senators to oppose any efforts to roll back the provisions in S. 601 to streamline the review process for Corps of Engineers projects; and to support amendments that may be offered to increase funding for IWTF.last_img read more