Barça’s business with Barry: could go for € 3M

first_imgThe transfer of the youth Louie Barry can become a round financial business for FC Barcelona. The English arrived this July from West Bromwich Albion in exchange for just over € 250,000 and now, only six months later, Aston Villa is willing to pay a millionaire transfer for the youth striker A.According to the English press, Birmingham club will pay more than three million euros for the striker to return to England. This transfer has unleashed, again, the wrath of West Bromwich Albion, quarry from which Barry left for Barcelona last July. The baggies denounce the transfer to the Villa after Barry refused to renew with them and left his academy for € 261,000, flat rate established by FIFA for the transfer of youth between foreign clubs, last July. These have raised their complaints to FIFA itself for what happened and is that, as they say from England, Barcelona has not yet paid this transfer when it is about to close the next one.Thus, Barry will close a brief stage in Barcelona leaving a good profit and several ‘controversies’ since his arrival. In addition to his departure and anger at West Brom, the PSG saw how Barry finally signed for the Catalans when he had already passed the medical examination with them.During his youth stage he did not have a great role. The player did debut in the Youth League with the Catalans but in the three games he played in this competition he left from the bench getting an assist in the 2-3 defeat to Slavia Prague.last_img read more


first_imgON THIS WEEKENDSPORTSMAX2Saturday9 a.m: Southampton vs Newcastle11:30 a.m: Man City vs West Brom6 p.m: Swansea vs ChelseaSunday12 a.m: Watford vs Everton2:30 a.m: Aston Villa vs Bournemouth4:30 a.m: Crystal Palace vs Norwich7:30 a.m: Sunderland vs Leicester10 a.m: Tottenham vs Man United6 p.m: Liverpool vs Stokelast_img

Iran coach lambasts World Cup use of video on close calls

first_imgFILE – In this file photo from June 20, 2018, Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz, second left, talks to an assistant referee during the Group B match between Iran and Spain at the World Cup in Kazan, Russia, Spain won 1-0. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)SARANSK, Russia — Iran coach Carlos Queiroz lambasted what he said is the overuse of video review at the World Cup to overturn close and debatable calls instead of being limited to only correcting obvious mistakes.In the past, the Portuguese was an outspoken proponent, but now he’s seeing problems with the implementation of the video assistant referee, or VAR, system.ADVERTISEMENT With luck, Kane joins England’s great World Cup strikers MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan LATEST STORIES “It’s a natural human thing when people make mistakes. VAR was not born to copy human mistakes. VAR was born to make it right,” said Queiroz, whose team had a goal overturned by video review in a 1-0 loss to Spain. “So, it’s not human to implement the system and come out with the same excuses that we had before. This is a question of principle.”The system, he added Sunday evening, should only be used to change “clear and obvious mistakes.”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 crownSaeid Ezatolahi’s goal against Spain on Wednesday was overturned after the video assistant referee for the game signaled that a player was offside. There was a long delay before the decision, which arguably cost Iran a crucial point in Group B play. Had Iran managed a draw with Spain, Iran would have been level with Portugal atop the group with four points and Spain would only have two points. Such a scenario would have considerably improved Iran’s chances of advancing out of group play for the first time in what is the nation’s fifth World Cup.In the minds of Queiroz and his players — not to mention a member of Iran’s staff who was hospitalized after the goal was overturned — VAR effectively changed a debatable, judgment call, not an obvious mistake. “It’s crucial and fundamental that a group of intellectual people are not intellectualizing the game behind the scenes (and) nobody knows what’s going on. This is not good for the future of the game,” Queiroz continued. “The game must be clear. Everything must be obvious.”Queiroz said he was hesitant to criticize the system because when coaches complain about refereeing decisions, “it sounds like excuses,” and because such complaints tend to be met with punitive measures that he compared to famously huge waves crashing on beachgoers in Portugal.But Queiroz added that in this case, he felt the urge to speak out because of the size of the World Cup’s audience.“The people deserve to know what are the rules of the game because this is a game of the people,” Queiroz said, adding that if he is indeed punished for speaking out, “I’ll be here to try to swim and survive.”The replay system also has been a talking point in Portugal’s matches, particularly after Spain’s Diego Costa appeared to push defender Pepe during the teams’ World Cup opener, which ended in a 3-3 draw.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Portuguese asked for a review and were not given one, but Pepe didn’t seem all that bothered by it, even though he remains convinced he was pushed.“I believe the (VAR) hasn’t really harmed Portugal or any sides that have played Portugal,” Pepe said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Energy minister updates City Councilors

first_imgPhoto: Blair Lekstrom,  B.C.’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum, gives City Councilors an update from his ministry on Monday – Christine Rumleskie/ The Energy Minister also outlined the Province’s decision to move into the third phase of Site-C…[asset|aid=2878|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=66038f69bcb86f2759f7876c5776af09-Lekstrom 2_4_Pub.mp3] But, the project still needs to undergo an Environmental Assessment and further consultations before it proceeds to construction.On the mining end of things, Lekstrom explained that the coal industry is starting to boom in the Northeast.Advertisement By Christine Rumleskie- Advertisement – B.C.’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum gave Fort St. John City Councilors an update on Monday.Blair Lekstrom explained he wanted to keep councilors informed on what’s happening in his ministry.He started with the oil and gas industry, and focused on the newly-introduced Bill 8. Lekstrom encourages council to review the bill, which includes amendments to the Oil and Gas Activities Act, as well as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act.[asset|aid=2877|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=66038f69bcb86f2759f7876c5776af09-Lekstrom 1_5_Pub.mp3] Lekstrom explained that his ministry is currently working with the Peace River Regional District to establish a farmer’s advocate office out of Dawson Creek.Advertisementcenter_img [asset|aid=2879|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=66038f69bcb86f2759f7876c5776af09-Lekstrom 3_1_Pub.mp3] Meanwhile, Lekstrom reiterated the importance of natural gas in B.C.’s future. He said natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel the Province has.Lekstrom says he doesn’t foresee a future where British Columbians do not use fossil fuels, but he says advancements in technology will help develop cleaner energy in the Province.last_img read more

Trojans end home schedule with win over Arizona

first_imgBoth sides had a shaky offensive start, but USC rebounded with 42points in the second half, opening with an 11-2 run in the first 4 minutes. LMU 63, Pepperdine 52: Teena Wickett led Pepperdine (12-15, 5-7 WCC) with 10 points and eight rebounds in the loss to the visiting Lions (15-11, 7-5). Teiosha George added eight points for the Waves. Loyola Marymount was led by Amanda Patton, who scored 15 points. UC Davis 69, CSUN 68: Krisztina Fuleki scored 23 points for the visiting Matadors (11-14) in the loss to the Aggies (11-14). MEN’S BASKETBALL All five senior starters scored as the USC women’s basketball team defeated Arizona 66-42 Saturday in the Trojans’ final home game of the regular season at Galen Center. Guard Shay Murphy led with 16points and eight rebounds in 26minutes of play. Murphy, Chloe Kerr, Jamie Hagiya, Allison Jaskowiak and Jamie Funn combined for 41 points. Sophomore Nadia Parker came one rebound away from her first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high nine rebounds for USC (16-10 overall, 10-6 Pac-10). Ashley Whisonant got 10 points and was the only player to finish in double figures for Arizona (10-19, 4-13). center_img Pepperdine 95, LMU 88: Chase Griffin scored 32 points as the Waves (7-21 overall, 3-9 WCC) defeated the Lions (12-16, 4-8) at Firestone Fieldhouse to sweep the two-game season series. Pepperdine trailed 37-35 at halftime but went on a 17-2 run to take a 52-39 lead and control of the game. LMU rallied to get to within three points, but the Waves responded by building the lead to 17, 77-60, with 5:54 left. BASEBALL UCLA 9, East Carolina 7: Shortstop Brandon Crawford drove in five runs, including a grand slam in the eighth inning that gave the Bruins (5-4) the victory over the Pirates (2-3) at Jackie Robinson Stadium. UCLA trailed 7-5 when Crawford hit his grand slam to give the Bruins the lead. Washington St. 12, CSUN 10: Shortstop Jason Dabbs went 5 for 5 and drove in four runs for the Matadors (8-5) in the nonconference loss at Matador Field. Ryan Krauser, Jared Prince and Greg Lagreid each drove in two runs for Washington State (1-1). CSUN rallied from a 12-4 deficit with six runs in the final two innings and had the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but C.J. Belanger grounded out to end the game. Pepperdine 10, Wichita State 2: Shortstop Danny Worth and designated hitter Eric Thames each had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Waves (7-2) to the victory over the Shockers (0-2) at Malibu. USC 5, San Diego St. 4: The Trojans (7-4) scored three runs in the top of the ninth, capped by first baseman J.J. Owen’s sacrifice fly, to rally for the win over the Aztecs (5-4). Owen had three RBIs for USC. SOFTBALL Oregon State 6, CSUN 1: Amanda Peek went 2 for 4 with her third home run of the season for the Matadors (2-5-1) in the loss to the Beavers (6-2). MEN’S VOLLEYBALL Pepperdine 3, BYU 0: Paul Carroll had 14 kills as the No. 2-ranked Waves (11-1 overall, 9-1 MPSF) defeated the top-ranked Cougars (9-4, 5-3) for the second time in three days. J.D. Schleppenbach added nine kills and Greg Gaudino had seven for Pepperdine, which extended its winning streak to eight in a row. MEN’S TENNIS Georgia 4, Pepperdine 0: In a rematch of last season’s title match of the ITA Indoors and NCAA Championships, the 10th-ranked Waves (7-2) fell to No. 1 Georgia (6-0) in the quarterfinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at Chicago. Pepperdine will face Mississippi today in a consolation match. UCLA 4, Illinois 2: Ben Kohlloeffel, Philipp Gruendler, Chris Surapol and Michael Look each won singles matches for the Bruins (7-1), who advance to the semifinals of the ITA National Team Indoor Championships at Chicago. UCLA will face Ohio State today in the semis. 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

Joost raises $45 million for Internet-based TV service

first_imgNEW YORK – Joost, an Internet-based TV service being launched by the creators of Skype and Kazaa, said Thursday it has raised $45 million from five investors including CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. and an influential Hong Kong telecommunications executive. Index Ventures, a European venture capital firm, and Sequoia Capital were the lead contributors to the investment. The fifth participant is Li Ka-shing, chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. and Cheung Kong Holdings, who invested in Joost through his charitable foundation, the Li Ka-Shing Foundation. Joost declined to say whether this is its first round of venture capital funding. Joost, which recently expanded a trial of its TV service to more users, transmits video with peer-to-peer technology, the signature approach that co-founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom used to launch the hugely popular Skype calling and Kazaa music-sharing services. P2P relies on the shared computing power and bandwidth of its users to transmit data, rather than serving it all directly to each user from a central data center. With P2P, the more people using the system, the better quality the transmission will be, making quick adoption especially crucial to Joost. Skype proved so successful that it was purchased by eBay Inc. for $2.6 billion, but Kazaa drew the legal ire of the music industry as users downloaded music without paying for it. A settlement last year will lead to a redesign of Kazaa, which is no longer owned by Friis and Zennstrom. No copyright troubles are envisioned with Joost, which has gone the mainstream route by signing deals with major content providers, including its new investors. Viacom, for example, has agreed to let Joost show content from MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and Comedy Central. Overall, Joost says it now has 150 channels of video. 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

Muller, Lewandowski on double as Bayern demolish Besiktas

first_imgBesiktas fought gainly and held firm until just before half-time when Bayern captain Mueller scored from close range.The floodgates opened after the break at Munich’s Allianz Arena as Kingsley Coman struck before Mueller poached his second.Bayern claimed their fourth on 79 minutes when Lewandowski pounced on a rebound after defender Mats Hummels’s long-range shot was parried.Mueller then weighed in with an assist to set up Lewandowski for the fifth just before the final whistle.Besiktas, making their debut in the knock-out stages of the Champions League, face a near impossible task in the return leg in Istanbul on March 14 if they are to prolong their European adventure.Bayern made a bright start when Coman’s curling shot forced Besiktas goalkeeper Fabri into a save on nine minutes, Joshua Kimmich’s free-kick then headed wide by Arturo Vidal.But Besiktas were the architects of their own downfall as a poor pass from skipper Atiba Hutchinson was snapped up by Lewandowski, who was sent tumbling by last man Vida as he closed in on goal.Despite the dismissal of the Croatia defender, Bayern initially struggled to make the advantage count as the Besiktas defence, marshalled by Portugal veteran centre-back Pepe, refused to buckle.The Turkish champions created chances of their own as winger Ricardo Quaresma beat Bayern centre-back Hummels before firing wide, while Pepe shot over the bar.But Bayern broke the deadlock when Coman whipped in a cross and David Alaba flicked the ball to Mueller, who tapped the ball through Fabri’s legs on 43 minutes.Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez went off with a calf injury just after the goal, replaced by veteran winger Arjen Robben, a surprise exclusion from the starting side, in a move that pushed Mueller more to central to accommodate the Dutchman.Bayern maintained the pressure following the restart as Lewandowski hit the post with a free-kick four minutes into the second half.The Poland forward turned provider for Coman’s goal, passing back inside after being put in behind the defence by Mueller.With the Besiktas defence worrying about Mueller and Vidal, Coman steamed into the area unmarked to slam home Bayern’s second goal on 52 minutes.With Bayern peppering the Besiktas goal, visiting coach Senol Gunes sacrificed striker Vagner Love for defender Dusko Tosic to try and limit the damage.It had little effect though as Bayern grabbed their third when Kimmich’s cross was met by Mueller at the near post on 66 minutes.A speculative Hummels shot was kept out well by Fabri, but Lewandowski was on hand to tuck away his 28th goal of the season in all competitions on 79 minutes.Mueller and Lewandowski combined for Bayern’s fifth goal when the Germany forward squared for his Polish team-mate to cap the rout two minutes from time.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ten-man Besiktas almost held on until the half-time interval but Muller pounced to fire the German champions in front. PHOTO/REUTERSMUNICH, Germany, Feb 20 – Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski netted twice as Bayern Munich thrashed 10-man Besiktas 5-0 on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.Disaster struck for Besiktas after just 16 minutes when Domagoj Vida was sent off bringing down Lewandowski when the Poland striker was through on goal.last_img read more

Gofundme account and Benefit Dance for Andrea Wildman

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Local woman Andrea Wildman is currently in the Spine Unit at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), a Gofundme account and Benefit Dance have been set up.Help is needed to cover unexpected costs the accident that severed Wildman’s spine and has caused her to become quadriplegic.On November 20th, 2019, Wildman was found at the bottom of a staircase in her home without a pulse and found by a friend who performed CPR on her until the paramedics arrived.- Advertisement -Wildman would then be transported to Vancouver General Hospital, the injuries she sustained have left her paralyzed from the upper neck down and on full life support unable to speak, eat or breathe on her own.During her time in the hospital, there have been a lot of unknowns yet surgery took place to stabilize Wildman’s neck and then a transfer to the Spine Unit in VGH where she continues to remain positive and focus on the next step being transferred to a rehabilitative ward.Wildman will remain in Vancouver for an undetermined amount of time and then will need to be in a long term care facility in Vancouver as Fort St. John does not except ventilated patients.Advertisement The Gofundme account, to help cover costs was set to raise $40,000 and so far has raised $20,463.00 to view the account; CLICK HEREThe Benefit Dance is taking place Saturday, January, 11th, 2020 at the Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion at 8:00 pm to Midnite.For tickets, you can go to the FB Event Page; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Odds slashed on Brendan Rodgers to leave Liverpool

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Stevens reflects on Liverpool’s Champions League exit and says Brendan Rodgers is now just 5/1 to be axed by the Merseyside club.The Coral spokesman also claims Manuel Pellegrini could come under severe pressure should Manchester City follow Liverpool in exiting the competition tonight.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

‘Pellegrini undermined by Pep Guardiola speculation’, says ex-Man City defender

first_imgFormer Manchester City and England defender Danny Mills has told talkSPORT Manuel Pellegrini is being undermined by speculation that Pep Guardiola will replace him as manager in the summer.The Blues have long been linked with the former Barcelona boss, and they are now favourites to land the Spaniard after Bayern Munich confirmed he will leave his post at the end of the season.Pellegrini has never seemed to have the full backing of club and fans during his tenure, with the Chilean facing criticism for City’s failures in Europe, and reports claim the club are now ready to wield the axe and appoint in-demand Guardiola before it’s too late,But with Pellegrini’s contract not set to expire until June 2017, there is widespread confusion over the current situation.And Mills believes the club have the responsibility to let supporters, and most of all the manager, know of their long-term plan, warning that their form may suffer if they don’t.Reacting to Monday night’s 2-1 defeat to Premier League title rivals Arsenal, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “The Pep situation is an interesting one.“I almost think the club have to come out and make some sort of statement or at least tell Pellegrini the situation.“Speculation was rife at the start of the season and Pellegrini has always been under pressure, and now we know that Pep is definitely available.“The rumours are that, with the ex-Barcelona guys at Manchester City, that he will be coming in at the end of the season, but they are only rumours at the moment.“Manuel Pellegrini must feel a little undermined. The players will be thinking that the manager might not be with them for much longer, and sometimes that can just drop five per cent off your performance.“That’s not what City need at the moment.”last_img read more