Game of Thrones postponed

first_imgLast Friday, February 21, that is, 25 days ago, nobody gave a euro in favor of the option that Josep Maria Bartomeu finish his mandate. The electoral advance in Can Barça seemed imminent. He had just exploded case of social networks (related to the hiring by the board of the company I3 Ventures, who created fake online profiles to criticize opponents and staff members) and at a council meeting, the vice presidents cornered the president, that he had to fold to open an internal audit and to sacrifice Jaume Masferrer, his right hand. The electoral advance was a more than real option that was reaffirmed with a bandana at the Camp Nou. Not a month has passed and the tension has dissolved like sugar. Today, all the players on the board assume that there will be no electoral advance and that the elections will be held in 2021. The Game of Thrones at the Camp Nou takes a truce.The first to park any doubts was Bartomeu himself in an act at the Círculo Ecuestre, his last public appearance before confinement, where he said he had no other scenario than to finish his term. He further added that if the statutes allowed him to re-appear, he would do so without hesitation.That day only a single member of the board accompanied him to that meal: the vice president Emili Rosseaud, whom Bartomeu referred to without quoting him as “the continuation candidate that appears in the media”.Bartomeu is at his home directing the club remotely in coordination with the delegated commission headed by Grascar Grau and attending the UEFA and ECA meetings electronically. It is also confined, but in Granollers, Víctor Font, the only one who has expressed his intention to attend the elections with his project “Sí al futur”. From his home, he works directing his company based in the United Arab Emirates, but his activity as a candidate for the presidency has been suspended. “A few days ago we presented our project in Mataró and we planned to carry out another event on March 28 in Mallorca, but as things stand I don’t know if we can do it”, affirms by phone.Font ensures that in his case “We have the advantage that the project is done because we have been working on it for years and the task is done, but we always work with the hypothesis that the elections would be in 2021, although we are ready for when they are.”It also works with this premise a classic of the culés campaigns as is Agustí Benedito, who spends these days at his home in a town near Barcelona with his family. Benedito confirmed to this newspaper that “They will wait until 2021 because they need to be prepared and now they are not. They need to get a stronger candidate than Rosseaud.”Benedito refers to Jordi Roche, who for the moment has not publicly confirmed his intention to stand for election, although his name sounds insistently in the Barcelona environment.Finally, that the name of the former president Joan Laporta, who continues to assure that he will appear but who continues to move discreetly.After the parenthesis forced by the confinement due to the Coronavirus crisis, the actors on the electoral board rearm facing the battle of 2021. For the moment, the Game of Thrones is postponed.last_img read more

Boy Sablan out as UST coach

first_imgNo replay of DLSU-Adamson game amid controversy, says UAAP For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sablan, together with his coaching staff composed of Gerry Esplana, Bobby Jose, Tylon Darjuan, Juben Ledesma, and Gina Francisco, will all be making their exits effective November 30, but their contracts will still be honored until the end of May next year.The unheralded Sablan amassed a woeful 4-24 record in his tenure with the Growling Tigers and barely avoided a winless season after finishing with a 1-13 slate this past UAAP Season 80, the school’s worst UAAP record ever.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneUST also suffered a 17-game losing streak bridging Seasons 79 and 80 under his watch.INQUIRER tried to get the side of Sablan, but the bench tactician is still mum on the situation. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Another source closely monitoring the situation bared that the school has already formed a search committee even before the UAAP season ended and has started gathering applications from interested parties who want to take the helm at the Growling Tigers.Alumni have been pushing for the return of Pido Jarencio back in España, but the coach who led the school to its last title back in 2006 was recently reinstated as the GlobalPort head coach.ABS-CBN Sports reported the development first.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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIEScenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRodil “Boy” Sablan has resigned as head coach of University of Santo Tomas.Sources close to the situation confirmed that Sablan tendered his resignation on Monday following a disappointing two-year run with the Growling Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Sanchez set to stay at Arsenal

first_imgHowever, the Chile international will be remaining with Arsenal after the London club failed to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco on Deadline Day.The future of Sanchez has been one of the transfer sagas of the summer but, despite the fact they have been unable to agree a contract extension with the 28-year-old, Arsenal have consistently said that they want to retain their prized forward as they bid to secure a return to the Champions League.City launched a second bid for the player on Thursday but we reported earlier in the day that the Gunners would not accept a cash offer for Sanchez, having already sold Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool for a fee understood to be £35m.There was a further twist on Thursday afternoon when Arsenal tabled a £92m bid for Lemar, a deal which may have opened the door to a Sanchez move.However, the Lemar deal subsequently fell through and we understand that Arsenal are delighted that Sanchez is staying at the club.Arsenal’s position was always that they would only sell Sanchez if they could sign a high-calibre replacement and they are pleased with their summer business.However, the likelihood is that Sanchez will now leave Arsenal on a free contract next summer.Formerly with Barcelona, Sanchez joined Arsenal in the summer of 2014 and has proved to be a superb signing.The Gunners have won the FA Cup twice since his arrival, with the forward scoring in both of the finals, but they have been less successful in the Premier League and failed to qualify for the Champions League last season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez joined Arsenal from Barcelona in 2014LONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 31- Alexis Sanchez will be staying at Arsenal despite a Sh7.9bn (£60m) bid from Manchester City, according to Sky sources.Sanchez is in the last year of his contract and Sky Sports News understands City offered £55m plus £5m in add-ons.last_img read more

Young proves himself

first_imgHe began the regular season with a laugher over Louisiana-Lafayette, confirmed his quality with a comeback at Ohio State, shredded the doubts with a beatdown of archrival Oklahoma, then tied it all up neatly with a devastating showing against USC in a Rose Bowl title match for the ages. Week after week, there was no doubt he made for great copy back in Texas. Young said he won’t make a decision about turning pro without talking to his family and coaches, but he has to show his hand by Jan. 15. Any reticence aside, the simple fact is that there’s nothing left to prove, at least not in the college game. Young would be a prohibitive favorite to avenge the only setback he’s suffered in some time – losing the Heisman Trophy to Bush. He can get stronger, smarter and have a lot more fun staying wrapped in the protective cocoon that coach Mack Brown has designed at Texas. And there’s the added motivation, as Young himself noted Thursday, of “helping the next guy” who will try to step into his oversized cleats. “Basically, you can get better all the time,” he added, and those words hung in the air for only a few moments before Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis confirmed them. He noted Young had made a quantum leap in his decision-making abilities between last season and this one, but that there was another “huge jump” to be made in the near future. “Quicker decisions, for one,” Davis said, reading off a laundry list he carried in his head. “He needs to get more comfortable in the pocket, he needs to work on his play-action, his ball-handling …” Somehow, though, the longer Davis’ list got, the more you wondered whether he watched the same game the rest of us did the night before. Young has outgrown the competition at this level. That was apparent from the way he outmaneuvered everybody wearing the USC colors. He ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns and passed for another 267, despite a throwing motion that would give some NFL coaches the shakes. But like Brown, they know all those results in the win column can have a very calming effect. “What we want in rewards for Vince is what is in his heart, what is best for him, and that will be best for the University of Texas,” Brown said. “Somebody asked me, `If you win the national championship and Vince leaves, what will you do?’ I said, `I’ll kiss him.’ “I haven’t yet, though,” the coach added, cracking the room up. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonYet somehow, somebody else’s story always seemed to be better. USC quarterback Matt Leinart returned to school, passing up certain millions from the NFL, to take a class in ballroom dancing and keep his eligibility long enough to make a run at an unprecedented third consecutive national championship. Then Notre Dame came back. And Joe Paterno brought Penn State back. And through it all, the Trojans’ other shimmering star, Reggie Bush, was transcendent – here, there and everywhere. But there’s no longer any question about the best story in college football. It’s Young, hands down. By such a wide margin, in fact, that he’s too good to stick around for another victory lap. Even if he is a junior, and even if there’s a class available in the Texas two-step. center_img LOS ANGELES – Every weekend, it seemed, brought a reason to write about somebody else. Meanwhile, Vince Young kept mowing down opponents, 20 in a row now. last_img

Disciplinary hearing held for officer in shooting

first_imgThe Police Commission began considering Tuesday whether to discipline the officer who fatally shot a 13-year-old car-theft suspect last year in an incident that inflamed racial tensions in parts of Los Angeles. Before heading into a private session to consider reports from police investigators and the commission’s inspector general, the panel heard from several members of Community Call to Action and Accountability, an activist group formed in the wake of the February 2005 shooting. “When you go into closed session I want you to remember when Devin Brown died that day, his dreams died, too,” said the Rev. Lewis Logan, pastor at Bethel AME Church and a member of the city’s Board of Neighborhood Commissioners. John Mack, president of the Police Commission and a longtime civil rights leader, promised a thorough review. The lawyer for Brown’s family has questioned that, saying evidence suggests Garcia was not in the Camry’s path. The family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city that is set to go to trial in April. Los Angeles Police Department policy changed after the shooting to restrict the circumstances in which officers fire at vehicles. The commission expects to issue a decision next Tuesday. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “I assure you that Devin Brown will not be treated as a number by this commission,” he said. Nation of Islam Minister Tony Muhammad criticized the commission for taking almost a year to review the incident. But Mack blamed the eight-month investigation by county prosecutors, who announced in December they would not file criminal charges against Steven Garcia, the officer who shot Brown. Brown led police on a chase through South Los Angeles in a stolen Toyota Camry, which he eventually ran up on a sidewalk at 83rd Street and Western Avenue. The Camry then backed into a police car and Garcia, who was outside the vehicle, fired 10 rounds, six of which struck Brown. Prosecutors said they did not file charges because the event took place very quickly and Garcia had a reasonable perception of danger. They also said they were unsure of the officer’s exact location when he opened fire. last_img read more

West Ham target Arsenal goalkeeper as Slaven Bilic eyes new first-choice stopper

first_img1 West Ham have joined AC Milan and Napoli in the race to land Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny this summer.Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has been mulling over the possibility of bringing in a new first-choice stopper, given the inconsistent form of Adrian and Darren Randolph.The Poland international, who has just completed a second season-long loan at Italian side Roma, is in high-demand with Napoli thought to be close to agreeing a deal.However, according to II Mattino, AC Milan and now West Ham are not giving up the chase.The 27-year-old has been in superb form this season for Serie A giants Roma and is not short of admirers this summer.Arsenal may yet decide to keep him permanently at the Emirates but cannot guarantee him first-team football on a regular basis. Wojciech Szczesny last_img read more

Santa Clarita Things To Do

Sierra Club hike to Mount Williamson and Pleasant View Ridge will meet, 8 a.m. today at the entrance to Ed Davis/Towsley Canyon Park, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Health & Fitness Expo, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today at the Hyatt Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call Patrick Downing at (661) 284-1472. Oak Tree Day will feature environmental exhibitors and activities, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Canyon Country Park, 17615 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call Robert Sartain at (661) 294-2518. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Music in the Mansion will feature a piano and cello concert, 7:30 p.m. today in the living room of the William S. Hart mansion at Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $20-$25. Call (661) 254-4584. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Larry Omaha and Laura Hayden will perform, 9 p.m. today at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Santa Clarita Marathon will start at 7 a.m. Sunday from the Hyatt Valencia and finish at Westfield Valencia Town Center. The day also includes a half marathon, 5K run/walk and a Kid K fun run. Call Patrick Downing at (661) 284-1472. Thom Teresi & The Street Smart Band will perform jazz tunes, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Clarita Open Air Market at Saugus Speedway, 22500 Soledad Canyon Road, Saugus. Admission to the market: $1.50 for adults; children 11 and under are free. Call (661) 259-3886. Comedian Bob Berky will perform, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10-$15. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit Senior Cinema will present “As Good as it Gets” starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Donation request: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. Movies to Talk About film series will present “Last Best Chance” starring Fred Thompson, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733 or visit “On the Town” will be presented by the Choral Department, 7 p.m. Thursday-Nov. 12 and Nov. 17-19 at the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Santa Clarita Independent Film Festival will feature independent films, workshops, music and an awards ceremony, Friday through Nov. 13 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Visit for a complete schedule of events. Western and bluegrass music concert will feature The Pearce Family, Nancy Lee and J.d. Seibert, 7 p.m. Friday in Hart Hall at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $10. Call (661) 254-4584. Sierra Hillbillies Square & Round Dance Club will hold a Veteran’s Day Dance, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801 or visit Rob Sherwood and Eric Hunter will perform, 9 p.m. Friday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $11 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more


first_imgIT’S probably the most famous landmark in County Donegal.And tourism bosses are crying out for a visitor centre to draw more people to Ireland’s most northerly point at Malin Head.But these dolphins have been putting on so many acrobatic displays in the past few days, they’re managing to be the area’s best ambassadors. Pictured just off the pier from the popular Ardmalin Caravan Park, a dolphin pod seems to have taken up residence there.So could a dozen dolphins do for Malin Head what a single dolphin managed to do for Dingle?Judging by the crowds turning up for the displays it is just possible.Among those taking in the dolphin’s fun and frolics was 29-year-old Jean-Pierre d’Harcourt from France and his girlfriend Aimee. “It is so beautiful here,” he told Donegal Daily.“We were enjoying the scenery when the dolphins started to pop up out of the water. It has really made our holiday.“You guys should advertise this; the whole of France will come here. It is so beautiful.”With hot weather ahead from the weekend, all roads will be leading to Malin Head! Pictures by Ardmalin Caravan Park for DonegalDaily WOW! DOLPHINS’ DAZZLING DONEGAL DISPLAY DRAWS MESMERISED SPECTATORS was last modified: June 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ardmalin Caravan Parkdolphin poddolphinsMalin Headlast_img read more

Revealed: Govt applies for four gold and silver prospecting licenses in Donegal

first_imgAn application has been sought by the Government to grant four prospecting licences for gold, silver and other metals in Co Donegal.The licenses, which could lead to future exploration and mining, are in Letterkenny, Stranorlar, Glenties and Donegal Town.A notice outlining plans by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton proposing to grant prospecting licences under the Minerals Development Acts, 1940-1999 appeared on Donegal County Council’s website. Those wishing to object to the licenses have 30 days from the appearance of the notice which was issued on May 16th.The company behind the plans are Great Glen Resources Limited, of Queensway, Hertfordshire in England.The public notice states that a prospecting license does not allow the holder to explore mineral deposits and does not entitle anyone to mine in the area.It adds that under the license prospectors can only engage in non-evasive with minimal impact on the local environment. The Minister intends to grant the prospecting licenses specifically for barytes, base metals, gold and silver.The notice also claims that the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment has assessed the plans to explore in the areas.“The Minister has assessed the exploration proposed by the company and has determined that the activities are not likely to have a significant effect on the environment,” said the notice.The notice was issued by the Exploration and Mining Division of the Department of Communications.Revealed: Govt applies for four gold and silver prospecting licenses in Donegal was last modified: May 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGoldprospecting licenseslast_img read more

Allardyce hails players after Palace victory

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesCrystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce said his side’s refusal to panic after going a goal down shocked Chelsea and was one of the main reasons for their 2-1 victory against the Premier League leaders at Stamford Bridge.The Blues led through a Cesc Fabregas strike but goals from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke earned the Eagles a fourth successive victory.“The response of the players after going a goal down was outstanding,” the former England boss said.“They didn’t let their heads go down which is what I saw when I first came.“The two goals shocked Chelsea and the resilient defending and the saves by the goalkeeper [Wayne Hennessey] were the reason why we won, albeit we spurned a couple of chances to get another goal. It was an outstanding performance and victory.“Our plan how we wanted to play has been one of the keys to why we won. But a plan can only work when players play to their best of their ability, which is the absolute maximum if you want to get something from a game against Chelsea.”See also:Chelsea beaten at home by PalaceTitle race far from over – ConteChelsea v Crystal Palace player ratings   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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