Toulon chase Malakai Fekitoa again

first_imgPhoto: Getty Images (Highlanders midfielder Malakai Fekitoa could be off to play rugby in France if reports are to be believed). The Highlanders midfielder was left out of the All Blacks squad for the British and Irish Lions series, with Toulon swooping in for his services with the bid.Sources told Midi Olympique on Friday (NZ time) the club was optimistic of securing the 25-year-old’s signature.Fekitoa is off contract at the end of the season, but said in April he was in no rush to make a decision on his future.​”I don’t have a timeframe,” Fekitoa said. “I let my management team do all the talking behind the scenes. For me, it’s about getting my game right and enjoying my rugby.”Midi Olympique reported in November Fekitoa and Israel Dagg met up with the Toulon owner at a hotel during the All Blacks’ end of year tour, with Dagg receiving an offer for his services.Dagg ended up re-signing with New Zealand Rugby in February.Toulon currently have former All Blacks midfielder Ma’a Nonu on their books.last_img read more

The change of end deprives money, Europe and stars

first_imgAs well as, that absence entails a terrific financial decline. The rojiblancos have entered a median of 11 million euros in his final continental holdings. Earnings in Europa League they’ll decrease the approaching course as a result of absence of followers, however it’s calculated that there might be some 7 million minimal revenue. Within the case of the Actual, the danger is extra measured, because it considers its European move way more possible as a result of deserves within the regularity match, since proper now it’s fourth. He even has Champions League aspirations. EI Athletic and the Actual society they put in a steadiness what they gained and misplaced with the request for deferment of the Cup closing till you possibly can depend With public. They calculated very properly the damages, that are giant, and the need to fill La Cartuja and the celebration of whoever manages to elevate the trophy prevailed. The most evident factor is that is misplaced a european sq., assured to the champion and as decided by the Spanish Federation, for the runner-up if he received it through League. The Athletic carries two seasons away of the continental circuit and that is, by historical past and status, its goal yearly. Play the ultimate subsequent season virtually actually entails having to look forward to 2021. The Athletic and Actual Sociedad squads they won’t be the identical, by pure chance legislation. Aduriz and Odegaard, one for legend and the opposite for being one of the revelations of the championship, are the Names personal in this change of course. Aritz turns 40 in February and already warned just a few weeks in the past that his hip has instructed him Sufficient. Everybody needs this closing to be the right crowning glory to an admirable profession. For his half, the actual take as a right the continuity of Odegaard, though his yr of mortgage ends from Actual Madrid, his intention is to persuade the white membership to improve the mortgage yet one more yr.center_img There’s different gamers than they give the impression of being out framing with this postponement like Beñat and San José, two different veterans, on the rojiblanco aspect. OR Zurutuza within the txuri-udin. And new faces can be included. Alkorta retains observe of Javi martinez, for instance. AND Merquelanz will return to Anoeta after the switch to Mirandés; issues of destiny, the final impediment of the Actual to achieve the controversial Cup closing.last_img read more

PSL: F2 scores second win at expense of woeful Smart

first_imgFrom a 15-15 tie, the defending champions displayed their pedigree and outscored Smart 10-2 to close out the match.After Sanja Trivunovic scored an off-the-block kill to cut the deficit to two, 19-17, Kim Fajardo retaliated in the clutch scoring three of F2’s last six points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFajardo scored on a service ace for the Cargo Movers’ 23-17 lead before scoring another to end the match.Although they won in straight sets, head coach Arnold Laniog said the team is still far from satisfied with their performance. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kennedy Lynn Bryan of F2 over Sanja Trivunuvic and Maureen Penetramte-Ouano of Smart. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOF2 returned to the winners’ circle and made quick work of Smart, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17, in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Cargo Movers, who lost to undefeated Petron in four sets on Saturday, bumped their record to 2-1 while Smart has yet to win in four outings.ADVERTISEMENT Guiao develops another talent in Michael Miranda GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “This isn’t what we are expecting from us,” said Laniog, who took over Ramil De Jesus who is now the team’s consultant, in Filipino.“Although they’ve been together before, they still have to work on their chemistry.”MJ Perez led F2 with 15 points while Aby Maraño and captain Cha Cruz combined for 16 points.Gyselle Silva had 17 points to lead Smart while Trivunovic added 12.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Neymar fitness in the spotlight as Brazil face Croatia

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Brazil’s striker Neymar laughs during a training session at Tottenham Hotspur’s Enfield Training Centre, north-east of London, on May 30, 2018 ahead their international friendly football match against Croatia. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALLBrazil will keep a close eye on the fitness of star striker Neymar when the World Cup contenders face Croatia in a friendly at Anfield on Sunday.Neymar, who scored four goals in the 2014 World Cup, has not played any form of football since February after breaking his foot.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “This is the first steps to getting his confidence back to 100 percent for the World Cup.“We also support his recovery because without a doubt he will be the difference for our team.“I’ve been in his position when I was younger, being injured isn’t easy even when getting back from injury doing daily workouts even when the bone is still hurting is still difficult.“Neymar is ready. He is fit. He’s not had a good injury and it takes time to recover. But he’s training well, he’s feeling well.”Neymar could play some part as a substitute at Anfield, but Selecao boss Tite is unlikely to take any unnecessary risks, with their opening World Cup fixture against Switzerland looming on June 17.ADVERTISEMENT But Brazil’s squad has had a relaxed feel to it this week ahead of the more serious work.There is a sense of wishing to right wrongs of the past, with the 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany at their home World Cup four years ago still weighing heavily on their minds.Yet Brazil has always been regarded as the most watchable team in world football and intend to carry on their role as great entertainers, win, lose or draw in Russia.“We cannot promise the title, but we can promise great matches,” said captain Thiago Silva this week.“By the time of the World Cup you will see great football.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The 26-year-old Paris Saint Germain ace sat out training on Thursday as a precaution.But his Brazil team-mate Fernandinho has given a positive assessment of Neymar’s condition just two weeks before the start of the World Cup on June 14.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 crown“By the movements and dribbles he has been doing in training, he has shown he is well,” said the Manchester City midfielder.“He is confident which is important, he shows that he isn’t scared of our defenders as he takes them on without fear.center_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial That said Neymar must surely have some game-time, with a friendly against Austria in Vienna on June 10 serving as Brazil’s other warm-up fixture.Coutinho returnsBrazil, five-time world champions, have spent the week training at Tottenham ahead of their opening World Cup warm-up fixture.The match with Croatia gives the Liverpool crowd the opportunity to see former Reds star Philippe Coutinho.Brazil forward Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona in January, while his international colleague Roberto Firmino will also be hoping to feature on his home club ground.It is uncertain what kind of reception Coutinho will receive, with Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish this week requesting the “boo boys” to stay away from the match.“We haven’t had that conversation about Philippe returning to Anfield,” Fernandinho said.“But I believe he’s happy because he spent a couple years at Liverpool, had some fantastic games where his performances managed to take him to Barcelona and the Brazilian national team.“I believe it will be an honor for him to return to a city and home he knows well.”Brazil has an injury doubt over Renato Augusto and he is likely to miss Sunday’s fixture due to a right knee issue. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Cavs’ Green appreciates NBA Finals run after heart surgery Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

‘Fake Bond’ Lawyer Escapes

first_imgReliable information reaching the Daily Observer say that the lawyer who used a “fake bond” that released a Portuguese national from the Monrovia Central Prison has gone into hiding.Charaf Khaled was arrested in November last year, between Liberia and Guinea, in the Ganta area; he was attempting to escape the country, after relieving a Guinean businessman, Mohammed Bah, of US$138,500, it was alleged.Police later retrieved US$110,200 of the stash and charged him with theft of property.But, on November 26, 2013, Khalid’s lawyer (name unknown) had him released him on bail, after being held at the Monrovia Central Prison for a week.The bail was intended for his day-to-day appearance in the court, following final disposal of the matter.Unfortunately, when the Monrovia City Court scheduled the case for hearing, neither defendant Khaled nor his lawyer could not be found in court—or anywhere else.The defendant is believed to have escaped the country; and court officials admit that they have not been able to locate his lawyer.The question now is what becomes of Bah’s money?That was when, after looking a bit farther, the prosecution discovered that the bail, believed to have come from Medicare Insurance, had been “faked.”But the insurance company has so far denied issuing the bail, claiming that it is a “false bail.”They, however, refused to comment further on the matter. They did say, however, that they were considering doing whatever it takes to ensure that the court produces the lawyer.Before a bail is issued to release a criminal from prison, it is always approved by another court: Criminal Court ‘A,’ which usually hosts the grand jury for Montserrado County.“In recent years, the use of bail bonds and pretrial release rates have been raised in the country,” a judicial expert told the Observer.The judicial expert explained that that has been the regular practices at the Court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Province pitching in with $60,000 for U-17 hockey challenge

first_imgMinister of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes was in Fort St. John this afternoon to announce $60,000 in funding for the World U-17 Hockey Challenge. The cash will be going towards supporting both Fort St. John and Dawson Creek in their bids, and to ensure the hosting committee will be able to put on the best event possible.In a release Oakes stated, “This tournament will bring some of the best youth hockey players in the world to our province and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their talents on a world stage. For many athletes, this will also be their first opportunity to wear the maple leaf and represent their country.”Ticket plans for the event are expected to be finalized with the steering committee on Wednesday. Details will be announced in late August, early September.- Advertisement –last_img read more

New winner emerges at Links club championship

first_imgThe overall standings from each of the flights can be seen by clicking the provided attachments. Fort St. John Links held their club championship over the weekend and for the first time in a long time there was a different name at the top of the leaderboard this year. Jeremy Clothier had won the event the last four times it was held but this time out Terry Duffy took the top spot after firing a 149 over the two days.Duffy said he was fortunate to tee off a good group of players which made the rounds more enjoyable, and felt comfortable with his place in the standings on the back nine yesterday.“I played with the same group both days; great guys to play with first and foremost,” he said. They made it really easy out there, laughing a lot and having a good time and that’s what we’re here for. On the back nine today [Sunday], I wasn’t playing very good on the front but on the tenth hole I hit one in there, felt good, and I got things rolling for the rest of the back nine. ”- Advertisement -Duffy shot a 75 in the first round for a four stroke lead, and a 74 in round two to win by five over Sheldon Wheeler.Course manager Ryan Harvey said golfers had to battle a bit of wind on the final day, however it was still an enjoyable tournament for the 41 golfers that took part.“There was challenging conditions with the wind coming up but everybody seemed to have a blast and that’s all that counts.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Two Blizzard Bike Club members make podium at Grand Prairie mountain bike race

first_imgGRAND PRAIRIE, A.B. – Members of the Blizzard Bike Club were in action last weekend, this time in Grand Prairie.Josh Telizyn and Nick Guliov competed in the GP Wheelers annual spring MTB-XC race and Alberta Summer Games Zone 8 Qualifier. Telizyn finished first place in his age group, while Guliov finished third.The remaining members of the team competed in a 53-kilometre race to Cecil Lake and back on Sunday. Robert Sapp took first place for the race.- Advertisement –Blizzard Bike Club racing the 53 km Kal Tire to Cecil Lake and back. Photo by Blizzard Bike Club.Full race results for the Sunday race are shown below:1. Robert Sapp 2:02:392. Pat Ferris 2:02:403. Kristine Bock 2:03:454. Ard Hoogenboom 2:03:465. Natasha Pasincky 2:07:466. Sam Keats 2:18:55Advertisement 25k:1. Rick Newlove 1:46:00The club will be hosting its next race this Sunday from Kal Tire to the Beatton Park Rd. cut-across at 10:00 a.m. Anyone who wants more information about the club can visit their website: read more

Volunteers sought for spiffing up the city

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Hundreds of volunteers will fan out over Santa Clarita next week for Pride Week, during which teams will clean up schools, parks and other places in town. The 18th annual event is aimed at spiffing up the city while giving residents a chance to pitch in. In past years, as many as 1,500 volunteers came out to help, volunteer coordinator Barbara Myler said. The city will supply its cleanup crews with free T-shirts and all the trash bags they can fill, said Cynthia Llerenas, community service supervisor for Santa Clarita. To volunteer, call (661) 255-4965. Myler also is putting together at least three teams of 50 for Graffiti Wipe Out Day on April 14, an addition to Pride Week this year. Crews will hit local washes with paint and rollers to erase taggers’ markings. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This year the city will not offer pickup spots for residents’ bulky trash items as was done in the past, Llerenas said. Instead, residents can call trash hauler Waste Management/Blue Barrel Disposal year-round at (661) 259-2398 to arrange curbside pickups of as many as three items. The hauler will make as many as four trips a year. Also, residents can make an appointment to drop off big items at Waste Management, 25772 Springbrook Road, Saugus.last_img read more

2nd-to-worst FAA rating in LAX close call

first_imgA WestJet Boeing 737 arriving from Calgary, Alberta, nearly collided with a Northwest Airlines Airbus A320 that was taking off for Memphis, Tenn., just before 1p.m. Aug. 16, according to FAA and National Transportation Safety Board officials. The pilot aboard the WestJet Boeing 737 landed on one of LAX’s northern runways and switched radio frequencies to the ground traffic controller before receiving final instruction from the air traffic controller, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The ground controller then mistakenly cleared the pilot to cross the runway and proceed to a terminal gate, believing that an air traffic controller had already given the go-ahead. The incursion was not classified a Category A – the most dire listing – because extreme action was not required by the pilots to avoid a collision, according to FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. “It was only a 37-foot separation between the planes, but the factor of extreme action didn’t come into play with this incident,” Gregor said. SAFETY: There was significant potential for collision when planes missed by 37 feet. By Art Marroquin STAFF WRITER A runway incursion in which two airplanes came within 37 feet of each other at Los Angeles International Airport last month was classified as a Category B, meaning there was a significant potential for collision, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Friday. There have been eight runway incursions between airliners at LAX since Oct. 1, 2006. The FAA also categorized an Aug. 25 incursion as a Category D, which means no imminent chance of collision. Last month, the Los Angeles airport commission agreed to spend up to $2 million to allow NASA Ames Research Center to conduct a sixth safety study on the north airfield. The five previous studies, completed by aviation consulting groups, call for moving one of the northern runways at least 340 feet toward the communities of Westchester and Playa del Rey. In the meantime, the FAA and airport officials are hammering out a contract to install an experimental runway-status-light system on the northern runways by January 2009 at a cost of $3.5 million. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more