Bartomeu, forced to sign managers to resist

first_imgWhen it seemed that the president of Barça had controlled the roadmap of his last year in office by degrading Vice Presidents Rousaud and Tombas and keeping the Pont and Elías executives in chapel, accusing them of being unfair and arguing that they had lost their confidence, the club’s top president He received a direct to the jaw that left him shivering, but still believes he will resist. Although these resignations were joined by the resignations of Jordi Calsamiglia and the secretary of the board Maria Teixidor in the resignation to continue being part of the council, Bartomeu believes that with a couple of additions it is enough for him to overcome the biggest wave that has been presented to him in his last term.After the statement released by the club midday on Friday denying that no one from the club “got their hands on the box” As Rousaud denounced, it is implicit that the president will not react until at least Tuesday with the new appointments. The first to sound to join the council is Teresa Basilio, who could not join the meeting because when they proposed it in her day she was not five years old as a member.Bartomeu’s idea is to resist against all odds. The resignation by surprise and night of six executives the morning of Holy Thursday Delivering a letter to a notary in Barcelona asking for elections and denouncing the malpractice of the club in the management of Barçagate and distrusting that this board can direct the club after the crisis that the impact of the coronavirus will suppose In the entity’s finances, it does not shake a president who has decided to fly alone for a long time. Bartomeu’s plan for the next few hours is to remain silent, think about the remodeling of the meeting and act next week.The president has stayed with 13 directors, which statutorily allows him to continue governing the club as long as he incorporates one more. And that’s what it’s going to do. Article 33 establishes that the board must be made up of a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 21 members. Today, the board is made up of two vice-presidents: Jordi Cardoner and Jordi Moix, as well as the members Joan Bladé, Javier Bordas, Dídac Lee, Josep Ramon Vidal-Abarca, Pau Vilanova, Oriol Tomàs, Xavier Vilajoana, Marta Plana and Jordi Argemí.Any more resignation would leave the current president in a truly compromised position, but from Barça they are sure that the box will be increased. But as the situation is chaotic, Barcelona on Friday morning was abuzz with rumors. No further resignations were ruled out.What seems clear is that those who enter, will have many numbers of being fundamental in the politics of the last work of management of the current president. no one will enter this meeting to be a vase. In the current situation, any incorporation will be with an electoral perspective. The same that has led the noble plant to the most devastating fire with the merit of having made it confined and from home.last_img read more

Stephen Curry, Warriors use big second half to beat Knicks

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Stephen Curry scored 17 of his 32 points in the third quarter to go with seven assists and six rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used a big second half to beat the New York Knicks 123-112 on Tuesday night.Durant added 14 points, a career-high 14 assists and two blocks before his ejection with 2:50 left for a second technical. Zaza Pachulia added 13 points in Golden State’s seventh straight victory in the series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“Second half, his whole thing was like he’s trying to get me. … He was searching for me, he’s looking to try to tech me up to get me back because he’s still got his feelings hurt from the first half,” Durant said. “That’s what’s been going on around the league the whole year, a bunch of that.“I gotta keep my head a little bit but I was upset. I’m a human being, too, I get upset,” Durant added. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Knicks: F Kristaps Porzingis was held out with left knee irritation. … The Knicks dropped to 3-7 on the road vs. the Western Conference. … New York’s 14 turnovers led to 16 Golden State points.Warriors: Durant notched his 16th career double-double of points and assists. … Rookie Jordan Bell missed his second straight game with inflammation in his left ankle. … Golden State’s winning streak vs. the Knicks is its longest since a nine-game unbeaten run against New York from November 1963-November 1964. The Warriors have won 24 of the last 30 in the series.QUOTEABLEThree years after Thompson’s 37-point quarter on Jan. 23, 2015, against the Kings, Kerr recalled the moment.“It was almost surreal, the frenzy. It was the combination of Klay going crazy and licking his chops and his teammates and the joy that they had for him and with him,” Kerr said. “They were just hunting shots for him. It was like a pack of hyenas.”UP NEXTKnicks: At Denver on Thursday night continuing a seven-game road trip.Warriors: Host Timberwolves on Thursday night looking for a fourth straight home win in the series and third overall.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The Warriors opened the third on a 16-9 burst to lead for the first time all night, then went on to score 100 or more points for a 14th straight game.Draymond Green had 12 points, six assists and five rebounds as the Warriors finished with 40 assists.Curry and Thompson shot a combined 4 for 16 in the first half, including 2 of 10 on 3s, before Curry found his stroke and wound up 9 for 19 overall in his 14th 30-point performance of the season. Thompson struggled to nine points on 4-for-10 shooting, missing all three of his 3-point tries.The Knicks made 11 of their initial 20 shots while the Warriors began 8 of 18 and 1 for 8 from behind the arc to fall behind 29-19 — Curry missed four of his first five field goals.Andre Iguodala, who had dealt with a bruised left calf that kept him out the previous two games, returned to the Warriors rotation and scored five points in 20 minutes off the bench.ALL KINDS OF ALL-STARSGreen and Thompson were named All-Star reserves, joining Curry — a captain — and Durant.The Warriors became the first team in NBA history to have four All-Stars in back-to-back seasons. It will be the ninth time in NBA history that a team has had four All-Stars play in the game.“For us to all go is pretty special,” Thompson said. “First time in NBA history to have four guys go two years in a row is incredible.”Golden State had the same four All-Stars a year ago.“I’m proud of them, amazing to have four All-Stars two years in a row,” Kerr said. “We’re obviously really lucky to have these guys all together at once on the roster. What I love is they’re so unselfish, they play together so well. That’s why they’re all All-Stars. It wouldn’t work if they were selfish and looking for their own shot, looking for their own points.”TIP-INS 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kuzma gets 28, leads Lakers past rival Celticscenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, left, guards New York Knicks’ Jarrett Jack (55) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant mouthed off to official James Williams, got tossed late and might have cost himself another assist during a career night of dishing out the ball.“I told him he was wrong,” Durant said afterward of arguing with Williams in the first half over a carry.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Curry made 8 of 15 from deep while sporting sneakers featuring the faces of his daughters Riley and Ryan and the message “I can do all things.”“I had those in my closet for a while and it’s actually something with (Under Armour) you can obviously design your shoes so I did it a long time ago,” Curry said. “Just walked by ’em today and was like, ‘all right, let me go back and rock the Curry 1s with my daughters on the side to give me a little inspiration.’ It’s nice being home and all that kind of stuff.”The Warriors bounced back from Saturday’s eight-point defeat at Houston to improve to 10-0 following a loss this season.Michael Beasley scored 21 points and Courtney Lee contributed 20 as New York lost for the third time in four games and sixth in eight.“We got lucky a little bit in the first half,” Lee said. “They were missing a lot of opens shots, and then in the second half those shots that they were missing went down and we weren’t able to get stops and get out and convert on those opportunities.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Teen arraigned for hacking stepfather to death

first_imgThe 16-year-old boy who allegedly hacked his stepfather to death last Thursday made his first court appearance on the capital offence of murder.On Wednesday, the Leonora Magistrates Court heard that Eustace “Patrick” Williams, 70, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, was dealt some 14 chops about the body.The merdered man’s teenage stepson was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that at 10:30h on July 21, he murdered his stepfather, Williams.Presiding Magistrate Rochelle Liverpool transferred the matter to the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate‘s Court for September 5 and the teenager will remain in custody until then.Williams’ body was discovered in a pool of blood in his kitchen. Reports had indicated that the teenager after committing the act fled the house drenched in blood. The lad was later found hiding in a clump of bushes by two men from the area and handed over to the Police where it was discovered that he also sustained a chop wound to the foot.The suspect was reported as a drug addict who shared a strained relationship with his stepfather who often objected to his drug use.Guyana Times was also told that the teenager would often sell items from the house to purchase the illegal drugs.Residents had pointed out that the teenager was put out of the house since last year by his stepfather as a result of the constant arguments that regularly ensued between them.Meanwhile, it was earlier this month reported that Suresh Ganesh called Tarzan, 28, who also resided at Crane, hacked his wife and two-year-old son to death. He was later charged with their murders in addition to allegedly chopping the hand of his own mother on the day of the attack after the woman took bread and tea to him.Ganesh was remanded to prison and will make his next court appearance on August 9, 2016.last_img read more

Local skateboard shop gifted “holy grail” of skating

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Victory Skateboards in Fort St. John was just one of many local skate shops that were gifted the “holy grail” of skating by the company Red Dragons (RDS).RDS donated a total of 60 slabs of granite to shops all over Canada including Fort St. John, and sent the slabs as far as Moncton, New Brunswick.Cole Andrews, owner of Victory Skateboards in Fort St. John, explained that granite is the “holy grail” for boarders to skate on, with nothing else feeling quite like it. Andrews is hoping that with the city’s help they will be able to install the granite into the old skate park on 94th street.- Advertisement –City’s old skate park on 94th street. Photo by John Luke kieper.The shipping of the granite cost the company several thousand dollars, but the company cofounder Moses Itkonen explained that spending that money doesn’t matter when its to help grow the sport nationally.Skids of granite Moses Itkonen sent to local skate shops across Canada. Photo by Moses Itkonen’s Instagram.Advertisement Cole Andrews in front of his shop Victory Skateboards. Photo by John Luke Kieper“The sickest thing is you have groups of Canadians skating all over the country on the exact same granite.” said Andrews. “You have certain amount of marketing dollars in business, so you can either take guys to the golf course or you can ship granite to people. We chose the ladder.” Moses Itkonen stated.RDS was founded in 1996 in North Vancouver by a group of professional skateboarders. According Itkonen, the company’s goal is to spearhead the growth of Canadian skateboarding.Moses Itkonen skating at the Slam City Jam 1995. Photo by Ryan McKeller Photography/Flickr.The one catch Cole Andrews had with acquiring the granite from RDS was that the slabs needed to be put in a place where the public could use it. Andrews hopes to have the city install the granite into the old skate park for the summer. After the summer he plans to put the granite in his shop for local skaters to use.Advertisementlast_img read more

Datebook 3/19

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY San Fernando City Council will meet, 6 p.m., City Hall chambers, 117 N. Macneil St. Call (818) 898-1200. Santa Clarita Artists Association will meet, 7 p.m., Westfield Mall’s Community Room, 24201 Valencia Blvd. Open to public. New members welcome. Event includes guest speaker. Call (661) 222-7328. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail .last_img read more

Video: Cheeky standing scorpion kick from Italy

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Barcelona to resist Stoke interest in attacking prospects

first_img1 Sandro Ramirez in action for Spain Under-21s Barcelona will resist Stoke’s interest in their attacking prospects Sandro Ramirez and Adama Traore this month.Potters chief Mark Hughes struck gold with the signing of Bojan from the Catalan giants in the summer and is hoping to repeat the trick with another two prospects.Hughes has watched both in action this month and has been linked with loan moves for the pair during the January transfer window.Adama, who has also interested Tottenham and Arsenal in the past, is a 19-year-old winger noted for his pace while Spain Under-21 international Sandro is a striker.However, according to Radio RAC1, Barcelona are not planning on allowing either to leave this month but may reconsider in the summer.last_img read more

Benzema’s friends suspected of attempted kidnapping

first_imgLawyers for former French international Benzema, however, described the claims as “grotesque”.Leo D., who described himself as an agent of the Real Madrid player, filed a lawsuit Monday, October 8, claiming he had been the victim of an attempted kidnapping.The 33-year-old accused close friends of Benzema of trying to grab him in Paris on Sunday, October 7, after the French Ligue 1 game between PSG and Lyon, hoping to persuade him to transfer the cash.Smaine T., a childhood friend of Benzema, and the Real Madrid player’s driver, allegedly ordered Leo D. to get into a black van where he said he believed he saw “the silhouette of Karim Benzema” in the back of the vehicle.Mediapart said the dispute is over Sh5.8mn (50,000 euros) which was agreed to be paid to Benzema by a sponsor for a trip to Morocco in the summer.Benzema’s entourage believe Leo D. pocketed the money himself.Sylvain Cormier, the lawyer of Benzema, insisted Thursday that Leo D. “has never been the agent of Karim Benzema. This is where the problem originates — he is perhaps disappointed”.Cormier denounced the accusations as a means to make headlines.“This whole thing has been agitated by this man who tries very clumsily to hide his own problems.“This man accuses a relative of Karim Benzema of taking his arm, we also know that Karim Benzema was not present at the scene — suspicion of attempted kidnapping is perfectly grotesque,” said Cormier.However, Joseph Cohen-Sabban, the lawyer for Leo D., retorted that “if Karim Benzema was to take a complaint of libel to the courts, he would be in trouble.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema warms up before the Spanish league football match against Celta Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid May 12, 2018 © AFP/File / Benjamin CREMELPARIS, France, Oct 19 – Associates of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema are suspected of involvement in an attempted kidnapping with the aim of recuperating money owed to the star player, French news site Mediapart reported on Thursday.A dispute, centred on just Sh5.8mn (50,000 euros) in cash, is believed to be the cause of the failed attempt, according to the report.last_img read more

Chelsea striker wanted now, Ramires swap deal and Brazilian’s move to be accelerated

first_img 7 7 7. John Terry – Hiddink to urge Chelsea to hand captain contract extension? – Speaking after the 3-3 Everton draw, Terry, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign and seems to be in no rush to hang up his boots, spoke of his desire to extend his future at Stamford Bridge, expressing his wish to be given the opportunity to see out his career at Chelsea. Hiddink could be influential in persuading Roman Abramovich to hand the 35-year-old a new deal, with the Dutchman stating that the centre back fully deserves to remain with the club beyond the season. 3. Graziano Pelle – Saints forward to leave after Charlie Austin’s arrival? – Pelle, who scored the third in Southampton’s 3-1 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge back in October, is set to leave St Mary’s and could be on his way to the English capital. The striker is out of contract at the end of next season, and the Blues are said to be monitoring his situation. ESPN report the Saints are against offering the Italian a new deal given he’ll turn 31 in the summer, thus leaving the door open for suitors, including Chelsea, to make a move. 4. Reece Oxford – Chelsea locked in four-way battle for Hammers starlet? – The London Evening Standard report that Oxford is on the transfer wish list of Premier League quartet Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City, while Championship outfit Fulham are also interested in his signature. The 17-year-old caught the eye in West Ham United’s opening game of the season win against Arsenal, and while he has gone on to play only a further 58 minutes in the Premier League, he has remained impressive in the Hammers’ U21 setup. 7 1. Alexandre Pato – Blues to rush Brazilian’s deal after Costa’s injury? – With the possibility of Diego Costa spending time on the sidelines after suffering a bruised tibia during the 3-3 draw with Everton, Chelsea could be forced to accelerate their move for Pato with a tough clash against Arsenal to come this weekend. Radamel Falcao remains injured, while Patrick Bamford is likely to be used sparingly – if at all – leaving Loic Remy the solitary centre-forward should Costa be forced for a spell in the recovery room. Liverpool and Arsenal have also been linked with a bid for Pato, but the reigning Premier League champions are understood to be the most interested in sealing a deal. 7 7 Chelsea are yet to act in the January transfer window, but that could all change soon.Diego Costa’s recent injury suffered in the draw with Everton may force Roman Abramovich to part with his cash sooner than had been expected.And there are plenty more rumours on the Blues to digest.Take a look at the latest transfer news on Chelsea by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 5. Patrick Bamford – Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants struggling striker to replace Charlie Austin? – Sky Sports have reported their understanding that Queens Park Rangers have made an enquiry over the availability of Bamford this month. The England Under-21 international ended his loan stint with Crystal Palace at the beginning of the year, and it’s uncertain whether he is part of Hiddink’s plans for the first team between now and the end of the season. The 22-year-old starred in the Championship last term, and he is said to be one of two strikers that manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink wants to sign in the January transfer window following Charlie Austin’s move to Southampton. 6. Diego Costa – Atletico Madrid to try to entice striker back to Spain? – Diego Simeone is keen to re-sign Costa this month before Atleti’s transfer ban comes into action, according to Spanish news outlet Fichajes. The report states that the Brazil-born striker is not happy in England, and the Liga outfit could take advantage of his misery by rushing to bring him back to the Estadio Vicente Calderon by the end of the January transfer window. As interim manager, Hiddink could be powerless to prevent the forward from leaving Stamford Bridge. 7 2. Ilkay Gundogan – Chelsea to propose Ramires swap deal? – In reports cited by the Telegraph, the Blues are looking to take advantage of Borussia Dortmund’s interest in out of favour midfielder Ramires by proposing a trade for Gundogan. The latter was expected to leave the Westfalenstadion in the summer before signing a new deal, with Arsenal and Liverpool among the frontrunners for his signature. Interest, however, hasn’t subsided and Chelsea could now be leading the chase. 7last_img read more

Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityIt might be USC’s worst-loss ever, something USC coach Pete Carroll probably never expected next to his name. How embarrassing was this loss? USC was a 39- to 41-point favorite all week, which means it’s officially the biggest upset by point spread in history, eclipsing Syracuse’s victory over Louisville last month when the Orangemen were 37.5-point underdogs. That means this debacle could arguably one of college football’s biggest upsets. “It just shows you it doesn’t matter,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. “That’ s sports.” Uh, not quite. Sports is unpredictable. This was a joke. By Scott Wolf STAFF WRITER Winning masks a lot of things, including stubborn coaching decisions, but losses expose everything and no team this season got unmasked more than USC did on Saturday night. The No. 2-ranked Trojans became an answer to a trivia question and demonstrated the Reggie Bush-Matt Leinart era might officially be dead in the process, with an embarrassing 24-23 loss to Stanford before 85,125 at the Coliseum. Stanford (2-3, 1-3) did not just upset USC, it did it with a backup quarterback. And it snapped USC’s 35-game winning streak at the Coliseum. The last time USC lost was in 2001, also to Stanford. That might also be the last time the home crowd booed as much as it did Saturday. “Nobody comes in here and wins but us,” Stanford wide receiver Evan Moore said, in between chest bumps and dances on the field after the game. “A loss is a loss whether it’s at the Coliseum or on the moon,” USC defensive end Lawrence Jackson said. Jackson was right. But some serious questions must be asked in the wake of this loss. USC quarterback John David Booty threw four interceptions and the Trojans inexplicably insisted on passing late in the game. His third interception came with just 2:50 left in the game, with the Trojans nursing a 23-17 lead and he attempted to throw all three times after USC got a first down at its own 46-yard line. “We thought about running, but we hit some things with the passing game, like the long touchdown,” Carroll said, referring to a 47-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Johnson in the fourth quarter. But USC needed to run out the clock at the end. Then again, that illustrated another, a stubborn refusal to go with tailback Chauncey Washington, who averaged 3.3 yards a carry and got 23 carries for 75 yards. Freshman tailback Joe McKnight, who each week is supposed to play more, got two carries and disappeared. Even Hershel Dennis averaged 4.9 yards in just seven carries. Booty also threw with a cracked fingertip on his right middle finger, which he injured in the second quarter and he is questionable for next week’s game with Arizona. “I don’t know if I’ll play,” he said. Booty and rest of the Trojans were booed off the field at halftime and the end of the game. “That’s football,” Booty said. “Everybody here’s expectations are so high. Believe me on the inside I was booing too. “There were some balls that were just bad and other times there was pressure and then we were forcing things at the end.” It also did not help that wide receiver Patrick Turner dropped three passes. But let’s face it, Carroll’s also a defensive guru and the Trojans’ pass coverage once again disappeared when needed most. How does a team hope to win a national title when it allows Stanford to convert a fourth-and-20 pass play to set up the winning touchdown? The Cardinal did just that as reserve quarterback Tavita Pritchard calmly completed a pass to Richard Sherman at the USC 9. “Coach called a play but I couldn’t hear it because it was so loud,” Pritchard said. “Don’t tell him I said this, but I called my own play. I think it was similar if I heard him right. I saw the coverage I wanted and Sherm made a great play.” Pritchard then capped it off with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Mark Bradford, also on fourth down. “In my mind I really don’t accept it,” Carroll said. “I don’t know where to put it. Like the Texas loss and all the others, it will be on my shoulders. “To give up like this is such a shame. We made a ton of mistakes. Now we start over. We ain’t losing next week. We don’t ever have the mindset we’re losing.” But start over with what? Minus Stafon Johnson, who is injured, USC has no breakaway threat, or at least will not let McKnight become one. And Booty’s gotten worse the past two weeks. “I’m frustrated,” he said. All of the Trojans experienced their first loss at home, but that’s not as embarrassing as losing to Stanford without its quarterback. “I think it’s embarrassing to lose any game, especially at home, especially being USC,” safety Taylor Mays said. Said offensive guard Drew Radovich: “We’ve been winning here for so long it’s just a big shellshock to everybody.” Maybe the first quarter was a tipoff that things were not well. Booty had a tipped pass, Turner dropped two passes and punt returner Desmond Reed getting tackled in the open field by Stanford’s punter. “It was not about Stanford. It was about us,” Jackson said.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