Perez says Man United’s “lack of experience” killed De Gea deal

first_img CEST 04/09/2015 Florentino Perez gave his version of events over the non-signing of David de Gea on El Larguero on Cadena Ser on Thursday night. “We could not negotiate before Monday because the message from Manchester United was that he was not for sale. We do not speak with anyone who does not want to speak with us.” In stronger terms, Perez slammed the English side: “I think that United lack the experience in these matters It happened before with [Fabio] Coentrao and again with Athletic Club and Ander Herrera.” Asked about the roots of Madrid’s interest in De Gea, Perez was clear: “One year ago we understood that the most adequate replacement for [Iker] Casillas was De Gea. I know that De Gea is really affected by this because he wanted to come. Those that know me know that I don’t play with people. There is no other version of what happened.” In the mix of all this, Keylor Navas, who was due to leave for United as part of the deal, is left feeling used. Perez didn’t miss the chance to support the Costa Rican stopper: “I didn’t know anything about United[’s interest] because nobody did. [Keylor] has all our love.” He also said that talks began on August 31. “The last day of the market, Jorge Mendes told us they were open to a conversation. An agreement was reached in half an hour. We drew up the contracts and sent them at 13.30… eight hours later they returned them. I don’t think [United] had bad intentions, there was a lot to be done… I don’t know. But that left us with very little time. “In the afternoon I had a feeling things would not go through because of United’s lack of experience in these matters. We don’t understand how it took eight hours to return the papers and how they wanted to talk in the final 12 hours [of the window].” Upd. at 01:52 Sport ENlast_img read more

Connacht Rugby – The Homecoming

first_imgConnacht celebrated their homecoming in front of several thousand supporters at the Sportsground 更多 Connacht Rugby – The Homecoming Galway Bay FM Sport Connacht Rugby – The Homecoming Forward 60 seconds print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Coverage from John Mulligan, Gerry Murphy, Rob Murphy, Dave Finn, Alan Deegan and William DaviesEngineering at the Sportsground by Donal O’SullivanAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Forward 60 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Back 15 seconds Here is another chance to hear Galway Bay FM’s coverage… Currently Playing Back 15 seconds Galway Bay FM Sport Connacht Rugby – The Homecominglast_img read more

Liverpool complete £34m Mane signing

first_imgStriker Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool on a long-term contract from Southampton, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.The 24-year old moved to Jurgen Klopp’s side after two successful seasons at Southampton, netting 25 goals in 75 appearances in all competitions.According to British media reports, the Senegalese forward has signed a five-year contract with Liverpool who paid £34 million for his services.“It’s a club that has won a lot of trophies and has a big history,” Mane told the club’s website.“Now I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and my team mates and starting the season.”last_img read more

Cone headed to Boracay—for vacation, not for ‘Bora Cup’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 VakifBank holds off Bangkok Glass en route to WCWC semis Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Will Ginebra’s Barangay be a huge factor in the PBA Finals? PLAY LIST 03:49Will Ginebra’s Barangay be a huge factor in the PBA Finals?02:36PBA Philippine Cup Finals: Tough for the teams, exciting for the fans14:15Full interview with PBA coaches Norman Black, Tim Cone01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Fans have repeatedly made Ginebra the butt of jokes and subject of memes because of the squads repeated failures in the past. One of the recurring jokes is that Ginebra is the defending champions of the imaginary “Bora Cup,” the supposed destination for the teams which were eliminated through the course of the tournament.But on Wednesday, the ridicule met its end with Ginebra proudly hoisting the trophy and snapping its eight-year title drought.Cone won’t be the only one taking a break and reveling in the championship.“We had the dinner after the game, and I guess the players went clubbing after that,” Cone shared. “They asked me to go and I said, ‘Yeah, right. That should’ve been three hours ago.’”ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICKcenter_img Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila Coach Tim Cone shared that he will spend a few days next week in the pearl white sand beaches of Aklan to unwind with his family.“We’ll go to Boracay for a couple of days,” he said on Friday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentBut he was quick to explain that he’s going there to celebrate his team’s triumph in the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup, and not for what fans have dubbed the “Bora Cup.”“This time, we’re not going there because we lost,” he said with a smile. MOST READ We are young Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Ginebra is also planning a fans’ day at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Sunday noon, while the team will celebrate with San Miguel employees inside their compound on Monday.“When you win, you have to celebrate because when you celebrate, it reminds you how much you enjoy winning. So when you get to that situation again, you remember how much fun it was to win,” said the winningest coach in PBA history.But Cone is setting a deadline for all the hullabaloo.“At some point, you got to put it away, put the trophy in the lobby, and go back to work,” he said.Ginebra returns to the hardcourt on the second week of November in preparation for the 2017 season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It seems like someone from Ginebra is coming to Boracay after all.ADVERTISEMENT 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capaslast_img read more

Arnett’s coach Waite hails ‘special’ group

first_imgAfter winning the national club title for the fourth time, long-serving Arnett Gardens FC coach Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite said his current team is his best ever. “This is a special team. The team was written off and came from nothing to something. It is the greatest local team in my book. I told them that they are going into my history book. They have been through a lot. There was the pay dispute last year, which affected the team’s performance. Then players left the club and others came in,” an emotional Waite told The Gleaner immediately after Arnett’s 2-1 win over Portmore in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final on Monday night at the National Stadium. “The players showed mental strength, resilience and determination after starting well. Then they went into a lull. We were written off. Now, we are champions. It was not easy after the internal problems. We worked on the mental aspect,” he explained. TREMENDOUS VICTORY “The team finished the regular season in sixth spot then beat last season’s champions – Montego Bay – in the quarter-finals, knocked out regular season winners Humble Lion in semi-finals. And we beat Portmore in the final. It was tremendous. They are a special group,” Waite said. In the final three days ago, Portmore got off to a good start when Maalique Foster netted past Arnett’s custodian Damion Hyatt in the second minute before the crowd settled. Arnett earned a penalty, but their top marksman Fabian Reid’s shot was saved by Portmore’s goalkeeper Shaven-Sean Paul, who dived to his left and blocked. Central defender Ranike Anderson levelled for Arnett in the 55th minute in front of an estimated 20,000 supporters. Marvin Morgan produced a special goal ten minutes later pouncing on a loose ball which came from his own throw-in, connecting his right foot fiercely with the ball from the left corner of the penalty box to rattle the net behind a hopeless Paul in the Portmore goal. It was a goal of quality that deserved to win any match at any level.last_img read more

Test of Will, Under Armour’s most advanced urban fitness challenge, returned for a fourth edition with new “Elite” category

first_img‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Under Armour also recently launched Rush and Recovery, its newest FDA-approved performance apparel line designed to be worn at the time of sweat as well as post-training. Developed in partnership with Celliant, the scientifically engineered fabric promotes endurance, strength, and energy return, enabling improved sporting performance.“Under Armour’s mission is to make athletes better. We launched the Rush & Recovery collection with this goal in mind, and Test of Will is just another way for us to empower athletes by giving them a platform to put their fitness to the test and push their limits even further,” said Michael Binger, CEO of Triple Pte Ltd, the exclusive distributor of Under Armour in Southeast Asia. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted ADVTSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next On top of this, Under Armour is once again giving Filipino athletes and fitness aficionados something new to look forward to with the introduction of its latest shoe innovation ー UA HOVR Apex. It combines both UA HOVR™ and UA TriBase technologies, guaranteeing maximum energy return for wearers, as well as added comfort and the stability and flexibility needed in a wide variety of workouts.ADVERTISEMENT Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ LATEST STORIES “It’s amazing! I’m grateful to Under Armour because this [Test of Will] is the kind of initiation and advocacy that I really admire from brands一when they try to bring out and show people that they can test their limits and go beyond what they think they can do,” Elite Category champion Lexi Noval said when asked about winning. On the other hand, the announcement truly surprised Open Category champion Lorenzo Leonardo. When asked to give advice to future Test of Will participants, he said, “Every year is different. Just maintain a healthy lifestyle, workout daily, and you can achieve anything.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe competition consisted of four challenges, each lasting one minute, and the participants were scored based on the number of repetitions they achieved. This year’s unique challenges were designed around battle ropes by leading personal trainer, Henrik Olofsson, namely double rope slams, rope Russian twist, reverse lunges, and rope pulls. Dialing up the intensity from previous years, participants competed in the new Elite Category this 2019, where half the stations had added difficulties.Under Armour partnered with popular gym branches Fitness First Mall of Asia, Fitness First Platinum Greenhills, and Fitness First North EDSA to run a series of free training events last June 29 for all registered participants. Under Armour’s Test of Will is Asia’s most advanced urban fitness challenge offering people from all backgrounds a chance to test their strength and will through a series of exercises across 3 age categories.This year’s edition introduced a brand new elite category, designed to further push one’s limits with added difficulties.Regardless of fitness level, the public was encouraged to register for the event, which happened last July 13-14, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.Under Armour’s Test of Will, Asia’s most popular urban fitness challenge, returned for a fourth edition last July 13 and 14 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.Test of Will aims to provide a platform for athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts to push the limits of their strength, endurance, and power. The event took place in Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines. Lorenzo Leonardo and Vanessa Capuyon, winners of the Philippine standoff’s Open Category, walked away with PHP 87,000 in cash each while Mel Chan and Lexi Noval, champions of the Elite Category, brought home PHP 125,000 each.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer NCAA: JRU makes it back to back after upset of Perpetual Help MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Benefits of township living MOST READ This year’s Test of Will saw the participation of even more challengers, breaking the record of last year’s standoffs. Apart from this year’s attendance, it’s also the inspiring stories一on and off the competition ground 一 that made Test of Will 2019 truly successful. What could possibly be next for 2020? Whatever it is, Under Armour will keep its promise to make you better. Stay tuned for more. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

“Social work is a profession that requires integrity compromise, sacrifices and wholehearted…

first_imgBy Lakhram BhagiratBeing a social worker is a very challenging profession. It requires tremendous sacrifices from persons are dedicated to helping their clients and willing to make a change in those individuals’ lives. Some would say that most people choose the profession, because it is easy, but they underestimate the sacrifices and hardship social workers make and undergo, respectively.Social workers must be willing to work with everyone, or anyone despite their social, ethical, educational or cultural background. The top priority of every social worker is to improve the quality of life for their client.Social workers take their jobs very seriously, because they are trying to help persons who are vulnerable and in need of help. Social workers have to spend most of their time working and quite often sacrifice their personal lives for the advancement of their clients.Despite it being an extremely demanding career, Tena Rigby-Leitch would not have chosen any other. She is currently employed at the Social Protection Ministry as a Probation and Social Services Officer at the Fort Wellington Office doing what she loves.Tena grew up in the humble and historic village of Ithaca, West Bank Berbice.“Fond memories of my childhood days include climbing fruit trees, fishing trips to the backdam, learning to ride, and bush cooks. These came with the privileges of enjoying clean fun in open spaces, on streets and ball fields of the countryside. Despite not being able to enjoy the pleasures of being glued to the television and electrical gadgets. I can honestly attest to the fact that my childhood days were filled with memories to last a lifetime and experiences I wouldn’t trade for another such as how to bait a hook, how to feel for fish, how to ride a bike, etc,” she shared.Tena’s academic history began at Blairmont Nursery School before she moved on to the Ithaca Primary School which was just a few blocks away from her home. At the primary level, Tena was recognised as a neat, polite and outstanding student so when she gained a position at the Berbice High School, it was no surprise to her parents and teachers. Despite the daily commute by boat and a twenty minutes’ walk to school, Tena completed her secondary education and gained nine subjects at the Caribbean Examinations Council’s examinations. Not satisfied with just a secondary education, she enrolled at the University of Guyana in 2013.“Social work wasn’t my first career option, but I grew to love it and the benefits of helping individuals has been rewarding,” she shared.The challenge that Tena faced to get into this field of work was the perception of some persons that she was too young to be a social worker. Persons perceive social work as an easy field and it’s not much work that has to be done in the profession.“I did not let that damper my spirit. I was determined to become a social worker and here I am today. Social work is the best noble profession one can join; it gives you the joy in helping others and knowing that you would have impacted individuals’ lives is the best feeling ever,” Tena stated.For Tena, being out in the field and observing the living conditions of the people around her makes her job more interesting. It aids in shaping her thoughts as well as her outlook on life.To personally deal with the heaviness of her workload, she would resort to self-care which is beneficial and essential to one’s life. Tena claims that her end goals as a social worker are knowing that she can help her clients move from point A to point B and seeing the results is one of the great joys of being a social worker.Knowing that she can be of tremendous help to persons and that they benefit from the help she has provided gives her the drive to push ahead every day.“To persons desirous of joining the social work profession. Social work is not just another job to help individuals to just put food on their table or to make ends meet. It’s more than just a job. It’s a profession that requires integrity, compromise, sacrifices, and wholehearted effort. As a social worker, you must be willing to work with everyone or anyone despite their social, ethical, educational, or cultural diversity. That’s the only way you can be truly satisfied as a social worker and enable changes, thus, allowing individuals to be a better version of themselves and in reality, a happier and safer community and country.”last_img read more

Valley’s open hearts

first_imgLittle Jervino “Vino” Umpung’s future seemed very uncertain when he was severely burned in an accident with fire in his native Indonesia. But the 9-year-old’s outlook sure changed several months ago when a Woodland Hills church, Gereja Bethel Indonesia of Los Angeles, brought him to Dr. Richard Grossman, founder of the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital, for treatment. The Children’s Burn Foundation has generously paid for his multiple surgeries. Doctors have donated their services. And local churches have covered Vino’s family’s living expenses here and in Indonesia. Others like Vino have benefited from this generosity that runs deep in the San Fernando Valley, particularly at the Grossman Burn Center. And, certainly, he won’t be the last. 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 cardlast_img read more