Davide Zappacosta and Chelsea have experienced a difficult season as they failed to make it to the top four in the Premier League and they were eliminated in the first knockout round of the Champions League.However, the Italian full-back believes that his side will win the FA Cup final against Manchester United as a reward of their hard work and that Antonio Conte will stay at the club for more seasons to come.The former Torino player spoke about his expectations as he said, according to Gianluca Di Marzio:Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“We deserve to win the cup. We worked hard all season and we always gave our best. We struggled in the Premier League and we came up against an outstanding Manchester City side, but we have been competitive until the end.”“He (Conte) is the one that gave me an opportunity with Italy and brought me here to Chelsea, giving me a chance in a top club. I remember when he called me on August the 30th to ask me if I liked the idea of joining Chelsea. Of course, I told him ‘yes’. His future? I would like him to stay, but it’s his decision to make. I can say that everyone here is on his side, he achieved some great results in these two years.”
Napoli have rejected an offer from Stoke City to sign Vlad Chiriches, according to Sports Mole.The Romanian centre-half was mostly on the sidelines through the whole of last season under former manager Maurizio Sarri and has been considering his club future as he seeks more playing time.The porters were looking to take advantage of his current predicament to bring him to the Brittania but have seen their bid of around £13.3million rejected out of hand by Napoli.Stoke City suffered relegation to the Sky Bet Championship from the Premier League last season and are looking to bounce back up immediately.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The club have already signed Nigerian international midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo and Benik Afobe who spent last season on at Wolverhampton Wanderers.New boss Gary Rowett is keen to add to his squad and has targeted former Spurs defender Chiriches to bring more steel to the club’s defensive unit.The Romanian is expected to play a huge role at Naples this campaign as new boss Carlo Ancelotti is a huge admirer of his abilities.Napoli and Ancelotti will be hoping to go one step further by usurping Juventus from the top of the league after they finished second last season.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confronted the Burnley boss after a tackle on Joe Gomez in yesterday’s match in the EPLLiverpool defeated Burnley F.C. 3-1 in yesterday’s English Premier League action.But a tackle on Reds’ Joe Gomez made the manager Jurgen Klopp very angry and he confronted Burnley’s, Sean Dyche.“I was a little confused. I couldn’t make out what part of that was right and wrong,” Dyche told The Lancashire Telegraph.Mo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“What I would say is this, and I think it’s important to register: there were some excellent tackles last night. I think the only one that was questionable was Bardo’s [Phil Bardsley’s on Alberto Moreno].”“I think Ben Mee’s [on Gomez] was a fantastic tackle. I imagine a player who seems to be an honest player, in Gomez, realized that. That was the message we got after,” he added.“We send him our best if any injury has occurred but it wasn’t from a bad tackle.”“He didn’t reference Daniel Sturridge’s cheating when he went down, nothing near him, and he got a free-kick for it,” he explained.
Former Spain manager Fernando Hierro, revealed that he was offered a contract extension until Qatar 2022 but he ended up rejecting it.The whole deal with Spain and Fernando Hierro during the 2018 World Cup in Russia was nothing short of surreal, he took the hot seat right after Julen Lopetegui got sacked and attempted to right the ship during the competition with little luck.Despite the evident poor performance by the Spanish national team during the competition after getting eliminated by the tournament hosts, Fernando Hierro revealed that he even got offered a contract extension to continue managing the squad until the next World Cup.The former manager recently offered an interview to ‘O11CE Metros’ magazine, where he revealed several details of his whole experience and also how the whole new contract offer took place.“I just turned 50 years old and I have never seen anything like it in my life, to live a situation of such magnitude just three days before the start of a World Cup,” said Hierro in a fragment of the interview picked up by Mundo Derpotivo.“My commitment and honesty took me to take the job as the manager. I understood that I had to do it then, my conscience is clear.”“I actually had a contract until the Qatar World Cup and I still think that the best solution was to step aside, for me and everyone else.”“I decided that I needed to give a chance to the younger generation. We have amazing players and manager, which is the case of Luis Enrique, who is a wonderful national team manager.”La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I knew that the level of commitment was as high as anyone could imagine, but I needed to step up in a situation as complex as that one.”“I would like to thank the commitment from all the players and everything else, is just football, something you can’t really control,” he added.🇪🇸 Fernando Hierro, en la revista oficial de @afefutbol:➡️ “En mi vida había visto una situación parecida a la del Mundial, pero lo volvería a intentar”👇🏽 La entrevista íntegra https://t.co/hctDAuZgkI— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) December 24, 2018
Burnley youngster McNeil has signed a new contract with the club and has put paid to speculations over his exit from the club.The teenager signed his first professional contract at the club last April and has been in blistering form since he made his debut for the club last season.“A lot has happened in a short space of time and I’m happy to have signed a new deal,” McNeil Lancashiretelegraph.“I hadn’t really thought this far ahead but I’m just happy it’s come so soon.Match Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“The main aim was to sign it so I can focus on my football and I’ve done that now so I can focus and crack on with what I’m doing.“I think I’ve taken my opportunity well and hopefully I can build on that.“Hopefully I can stay in the team and really focus on this season. I think we’re doing well and we’ve got to keep that form going.“It’s a dream staying in the Premier League. It’s the best league in the world and you always want to stay and play in the Premier League.”
Italian striker Mario Balotelli will reportedly undergo a medical today at Marseille after being granted permission to leave OGC NiceThe 28-year-old had been strongly linked with a switch to Marseille in last summer’s transfer window before the move fell through.In light of that, Balotelli remained at Nice for this season after an impressive first two seasons at the French Riviera with 43 goals scored in 66 games.This impressive form in France led Balotelli to receive a recall into the Italy national team by former Inter Milan and Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini after a four-year absence.But Balotelli’s performances at Nice have dropped off with the Italian failing to find the net once in all 10 of his appearances this season.In light of this, manager Patrick Vieira gave Balotelli a few extra days off during the French winter break in order to make a decision over his future.And now Sky Sports reports that the move to Marseille is back on with Balotelli set to sign a deal that will earn him £2.7m for 17 games during his six months at the Stade Velodrome.Currently, there is no mention of Marseille’s alleged plans for Balotelli come to the end of the season.Opinion: Neymar needs to apologize to PSG’s supporters Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After such a dramatic summer during the transfer window, Neymar truly needs to apologize to all the PSG supporters this weekend.When Neymar finished last…Although the transfer will come as a welcome boost for the controversial forward, who was warned by Mancini earlier this month that he must prove he merits a recall to Italy after omitting him in their last five games.“I’ve done my best for him and I always hope something good happens to him. He’ll only return to the national team if he deserves it,” said Mancini on Balotelli.“As a young lad he gave me so much, both at Inter and in Manchester, but he’s given me very little in recent months.“Still, he’s 28 and he has time if he wants. The Euros and World Cup should be fatal attractions for him.“The European qualifiers begin in March. If we’re in trouble and he keeps scoring one or two goals per game then I’ll call him up.“However, he must know that he won’t be a part of our future due to his age. It’s a principle that applies to everyone.”West Ham and Newcastle were also reportedly linked with a move for Balotelli in this month’s transfer window.
Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful that both David de Gea and Anthony Martial will commit their futures to Manchester UnitedThe Red Devils received a welcome boost this week after 22-year-old midfield star Scott McTominay signed a new long-term contract at Old Trafford until June 2023.Now United will undoubtedly be hoping for similar success with De Gea and Martial shortly after activating clauses in their existing deals that will keep them at the club until the end of next season.De Gea has developed into one of the world’s greatest goalkeepers at United following his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011, but talks over a new deal haven’t progressed since the start of this season.Meanwhile, French striker Martial is in a similar situation to that of De Gea’s and has given very little away in the last few months over his contract situation.Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Ashley Young also face uncertain futures at United with their contracts to expire this summer.“I think the club’s making progress,” said Solskjaer, according to FourFourTwo.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“But I leave that to the right people to do that.“I don’t really know how far we are [from agreements], I’m away from it, but hopefully we can have some good news in the coming weeks.”Another player who’s United future is in doubt is centre-back Eric Bailly, who has been restricted to just 10 appearances this season.The Ivory Coast international’s struggles for regular game time at Old Trafford has seen being linked with a shock move to Arsenal, who United will take on this Friday in a FA Cup fourth-round match.“I’m not surprised if they do [want him], to put it that way, but that’s just one of those things,” said Solskjaer of Arsenal’s alleged interest in Bailly.“There’s always speculation and it’s not a big surprise.”
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira conceded they were second-best to Atalanta and deservedly paid the price for it.Massimiliano Allegri’s side fell to their first domestic defeat of the campaign by losing 3-0 in Bergamo to Atalanta on Wednesday night to end their hopes of a fifth successive Coppa Italia crown.Even with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala in the starting line-up, Juventus were unable to threaten an Atalanta side that were clearly at the top of their game in front of their home supporters for the quarter-final tie.Right-back Timothy Castagne gave Atalanta the lead in the 37th-minute with Colombian forward Duvan Zapata then doubling their advantage before the break and then sealing the victory by adding a second goal late on.Juventus had chances though to get back into the game in the second half with Khedira’s volley representing their best chance in scoring.But the former Real Madrid star saw his effort denied superbly by Atalanta goalkeeper Etrit Berisha.Speaking after their quarter-final exit, Khedira acknowledged that the best team won on the night.Lukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“It’s difficult and sad to lose like that, but it’s part of football and we have to accept it,” said Khedira on the club website.“It wasn’t our best night and Atalanta had a great game. They deserved the win and we wish them good luck for the semi-finals.”Despite the setback, Khedira urged the team to bounce back and return their focus back to the Serie A.“These games can happen over the course of the season,” he said.“Of course, it hurts more when it’s a sudden-death game, but it won’t have any consequences for our league campaign.“We made too many mistakes and Atalanta took advantage of them – we didn’t deserve to go through.”Juventus will next take on Parma on Saturday in Turin for a Serie A match.
Recommended for you Cabinet Ministers get to spend more, CFO stays on the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Mar 2015 – East Bay resort opens in a few weeks according to South Caicos member, Hon Norman Saunders and the airport redevelopment on that island is expected to begin in a few months. All revealed later in the day when Saunders took the floor in his contribution to the budget communication delivered on Monday by Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick. There was also an update on the island, as the Member shared that the dock is complete, a few jobs have been created and the islanders there await improvement on the Regatta Village including a new wall and covering for the basketball court so youngsters are not forced to play in scorching heat or pouring rain. On a national level, the once Chief Minister commended the Tourism sector for its growth, and applauded the return of the Investment Unit which he anticipates will support small and medium business development among Islanders, but said he is convinced the Turks and Caicos can greatly improve on its market share in the financial services sector and that a policy must be crafted to level the playing field when it comes to TC Islanders securing, especially commercial land. Teen dies mysteriously in South Caicos, Police investigate State of Emergency Declared for South Caicos Related Items:boom, east bay resort, norman saunders, south caicos, washington misick Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Sept 2015 – GUN VIOLENCE, MONDAY MURDER as Police are right now investigating an apparent killing in Dock Yard, according to Press Officer, Audley Astwood.Just as the Deputy Governor points out that the country has doubled last year’s murder count already, the TCI records yet another killing. This will be seven murders for 2015.Anya Williams was speaking at Thursday’s Youth Forum.The body was found, reportedly with gun shot wound.Early reports are the man is originally from Grand Turk, in his mid to late 20s and once worked as a member of the fire department. Nickname is reportedly, ‘Bally’.Raymond Taylor is the young man found gunned down in Dock Yard, Kew Town Providenciales this morning.He is the son of Pastor Dale Taylor.This is the second Pastor this year to lose a son to senseless gun violence. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Nancy Reagan gone but touched the Caribbean Recommended for you Woman shot, vehicle shot up in Kew Town ambush this morning Murdered father of two, shot in the head Related Items:died, dock yard, kew town, Raymond taylor
Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger is looking forward to the chance to bounce back in the Premier League with a win over Fulham.He also feels the team just needs to keep doing the things that gave them such an impressive start to the season.However, while Rudiger is keen to make sure there are no mistakes as against Spurs, the German international is quick to point out there is no need to make wholesale changes to how the plays after such a good opening to 2018/19.He told Chelsea official website:Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.‘‘Just because of one game we don’t need to break our heads,’ said the defender.‘We need to take positives because until that game we were still unbeaten and if anyone had said that this would happen, I think 90 per cent would have said ‘no’. So we just need to stay focused and try to make this not happen again.”‘‘If we look back at this match many things didn’t go well, but there’s no use trying to look for excuses. It was a bad game and we need to learn from this because it was a huge lesson.”‘‘Of course the manager was disappointed but that’s normal after such a game. At the end of the day we don’t want to lose games, but sometimes we do.’’
After their 5-0 victory against Bournemouth, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is refusing to be drawn on their Premier League winning chances.Despite moving to second place in the league table and demolishing Bournemouth 5-0 on Boxing Day, Pochettino says he’s only focused on the challenges of winning games.“I’m trying to keep balance in my emotions,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.“The way that we work, is paying back now. It doesn’t surprise me. We only focus on us, not the opponent.“It doesn’t mean too much to us to be second or third. The most important position is when you finish in May.“Now the challenge is to keep this level – it’s going to be tougher as when you are there everyone wants to kill you.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s tougher the higher you get. We need to keep humble and work hard. The next game is always more difficult than the one before.If we can keep our level then maybe we can talk about a title challenge at the end of the season.”
Celta Vigo have announced that Iago Aspas will be sidelined for the next month with a leg injuryThe Spanish forward was withdrawn in Celta’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona last week in the second half at Camp Nou.Now Celta have announced Aspas has suffered a breakage of the fibers in the internal calf of his right leg after tests were undertaken.“The ultrasound completed by the medical services of Celta on forward Iago Aspas confirm the initial diagnosis and revealed he suffered a breakage of fibers in the inner calf of his right leg,” read a statement on the club website.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“The withdrawal period will be four to five weeks.”Aspas will definitely miss Celta’s first three games of 2019 against Athletic Bilbao, Rayo Vallecano and Valencia.Although the 31-year-old could be available for the game against Real Valladolid on January 27 depending on his recovery.Aspas is the fourth highest scorer in La Liga this season with 10 goals in 17 games.
The American Soybean Association (ASA) today praised a group of 18 U.S. Senators who are asking the Bush Administration to include a growing role for biodiesel and ethanol in the Energy Task Force Report. The request came in the form of a letter spearheaded by Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) to Vice President Richard Cheney, who leads the Administration’s Energy Task Force.The Senators stated that biodiesel and ethanol could meet 3 percent of the U.S. motor fuel market within 10 years-providing energy, environmental and economic benefits for the nation. A 3 percent market share for biodiesel and ethanol would displace about 9 billion gallons of motor fuels annually or between 500,000 and 600,000 barrels of crude oil each day.Additional Senators signing the letter include: Mike Allard (R-CO), Christopher Bond (R-MO), Sam Brownback (R-KS), Conrad Burns (R-MT) Kent Conrad (D-ND), Mark Dayton (D-MN), Mike DeWine (R-OH), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Peter Fitzgerald (R-IL), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Tim Hutchinson (R-AR), Richard Lugar (R-IN), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), George Voinovich (R-OH) and Paul Wellstone (D-MN).“ASA appreciates the efforts of these Senators to promote domestic energy production from biodiesel,” said ASA President Tony Anderson of Mount Sterling, Ohio. “Increased biodiesel use would give a much-needed boost to soybean prices, farm income and the rural economy while reducing U.S. dependence on imported oil.”“Our rising dependence on imported petroleum has become a storm cloud over the economy,” Hagel said. “To meet our future energy needs, all sources of fuel and energy must be thoroughly explored and utilized. Since biodiesel is compatible with existing diesel engine technology and infrastructure, it can be used in a number of beneficial ways.”“We in the Senate are sensitive to escalating energy prices,” said Senator Johnson. “Biodiesel’s performance and environmental benefits make it cost-effective in the short-term as well as a good long-term tool for our national energy strategy.”Biodiesel is commonly produced from soybean oil, which is currently in heavy surplus and depresses the price of soybeans and other oilseeds. It contains no petroleum, but it can be blended easily with diesel. Biodiesel use in Europe has grown to 250 million gallons annually in the last 20 years. It is gaining popularity in the United States with more than 40 million successful road miles of use.Any diesel engine can run on biodiesel, usually with no modifications to the engine. It performs comparably to diesel, with similar cetane and BTU content. Biodiesel is the safest of all fuels to use, handle and store. It will become increasingly important as ultra-low sulfur diesel regulations are implemented because it adds lubricity that is often reduced as sulfur content drops.Biodiesel is the only alternative fuel to have passed the rigorous Health Effects testing requirements of the Clean Air Act. Results show biodiesel reduces carcinogenic air toxics by 75-90% compared to diesel. The results, submitted to the EPA in 2000, also show biodiesel is non-toxic, biodegradable and free of sulfur.
Pat Norvell says she wasn’t worried, even as one night turned to four, two feet of snow piled up outside her and her husband’s stuck SUV and their rations whittled down to a small bag of jelly beans and snow melted into drinking water.“We knew they were smart and eventually they would find us,” Norvell, surrounded by her family in the living room of her and her husband’s Salmon Creek-area mobile home and sitting in a chair far more comfortable than the one inside the green Jeep Grand Cherokee, said of her children and grandchildren. “I had no doubt whatsoever.”John Norvell said he, at times, felt dark, even as his wife remained positive. The 63-year-olds spent four nights trapped on a secluded forest road near Mount St. Helens after their Jeep hit an icy rut and slid into a ditch. The Norvells are both diabetic, and their family worried that they didn’t have insulin with them. After law enforcement officials said they couldn’t help, the family organized its own search effort and even started a Facebook page trying to get the word out.Happily, both were still in good physical condition when their ordeal came to an end Friday as John got out of the SUV and spotted other people on the remote road.
Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation director Pete Mayer joined Columbian.com users for a live web chat on May 11, 2012. Here’s the transcript. It’s been edited for clarity.Get some background on the issues facing the department in our story that previewed the chat.Matt Wastradowski: Welcome, everyone, to today’s live web chat with Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation director Pete Mayer. If you have questions, get them in now! Mayer will join us shortly. In the mean time, here is some background on what’s been up with the department in recent months: http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/may/08/live-chat-vancouver-clark-parks-and-recreation-set/Matt Wastradowski: Pete, when you’re here, please say hi so that I know you’re good to go! And if our readers want to submit questions, feel free to submit them!John Hill: Good morning. Web editor John Hill here. More background: http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/mar/27/vancouver-agrees-to-ask-voters-for-parks-funding/
They use no gasoline. They don’t require insurance or a license. They’re inexpensive to buy and maintain. And, in an interesting twist, they’re helping to underwrite an unusual Anglican congregation in downtown Vancouver.David Knudtson is selling imported electric bicycles to support the Arnada Abbey at 2001 Broadway.Is that a church? Despite the prayer circle, altar, murals of Jesus, prominent wooden lawn sign, website, a recent visit from an Anglican church official and a regular schedule of services and events, Knudtson insists it’s not.“It’s not a church. It’s a religious house,” he said. “The Anglican church itself would call it a ‘hybrid ministry.’”Knudtson might be the leader — he’s identified as pastor on the website — but he’s not a priest, and his property isn’t a formal religious institution, he said. What it is, he said, is a rental property that hosts informal religious gatherings.The matter arises because Knudtson, 52, a successful local real estate agent, has had “many friendly conversations” with Vancouver code enforcement and community development officials, he said, who’ve questioned everything from the use of his property — church or residence? — to the lack of a street-sale permit for his e-bike business.Knudtson appears to be threading several legal needles as he struggles with the city. So far, he’s succeeded.Home or church?Although there’s no code enforcement case open against Knudtson now, the paper trail provided by Chad Eiken, Vancouver community and economic development director, makes clear the city’s skepticism about Knudtson’s statements regarding what’s really up at t he Arnada Abbey. And the relationship has been anything but friendly: Knudtson has accused the city of harassment and violating his civil rights; the city has said it
MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS• Salmon Creek, 7:15 a.m., Salmon Creek American Legion Post, 14011 N.E. 20th Ave., open to the public; free breakfast at 6 a.m.• Camas, 9 a.m., Camas Cemetery, 630 N.E. Oak St., with ceremony led by Boy Scouts.• Ridgefield, 9 a.m., Ridgefield Cemetery, Cemetery Road, with ceremony led by Ridgefield and La Center American Legion posts.• La Center, 11 a.m., La Center Cemetery, Highland Road, with ceremony led by Ridgefield and La Center American Legion posts.• Vancouver, 11 a.m., Clark County War Memorial, Vancouver Barracks, Fort Vancouver Way and McClellan Road; keynote speaker is Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan.• Vancouver, 11 a.m., Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 N.E. 112th Ave., with American Veterans Honor Guard, Boy Scouts and Vancouver Community Concert Band.• Washougal, 11 a.m., Washougal Memorial Cemetery, 3329 Q St., with ceremony presented by American Legion Post 122.• Vancouver, 12:30 p.m., American Legion Post 14, 4607 N.E. St. James Road, lunch from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., free to all veterans.What’s open and what’s closed on Memorial Day:• MAIL: Post offices closed. The postal unit at Shell, 1605 N.W. Sixth Ave., Camas, is open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day of the year. No home delivery except Express Mail.• GARBAGE: Waste Connections, in Vancouver and most of Clark County, operates on its regular schedule. In Camas, normal Monday collections will be made Tuesday with that day’s regular collections.