Matthäus ‘sneaks’ into the pulse of Madrid by Upamecano

first_imgThe former Bayern midfielder campaigned for his former team in bidding for Madrid. “I would like to see him at Bayern”he admitted. He also aligned himself with the strategy that the Munich entity is using to convince Upamecano to accept his offer and dismiss Madrid. Bayern is playing the trick of offering the French the ownership, something that would not be guaranteed at the Bernabéu where the center pair is consolidated with Ramos (precisely the idol of Upamecano) and Varane. “Upamecano needs the improvement that the parties give”Matthäus analyzed. “If he leaves Leipzig, the club or coach where he goes has to give him the confidence that he will play regularly.”As this newspaper reported, Upamecano has no intention of speeding up a decision about its future amid the pandemic. Already he has told Leipzig that he does not want to renew (ends his contract there in 2021) and he’s pushing for it to be sold now. He looks ready to go to a big one, just what Matthäus says … In Germany they closely follow the game that Real Madrid and Bayern are playing for Dayot Upamecano (21 years old, Leipzig). As AS reported, the Bavarian giant is Madrid’s great rival by the French central defender that Zidane likes. A pulse that has entered a legend of the people of Munich, Lottar Matthäus. The German icon puts its seal of approval on Upamecano. “I see him playing in a big one”Matthäus said in a podcast of Sky Germany. last_img read more

21st Century Cracks: Pablo Ramón, the ‘Ramos’ of the future

first_imgFrom the beginning he became the undisputed starter in Juvenil A and also in the Youth League, a competition in which he made himself known with a goal against Galatasaray that gave his team three points. He has also been called with Castilla in two games, although he has not made his debut. Next year will be a fixed in the subsidiary …In the club they point out him as the player marked to reach the first team in the short term, although they prefer not to be in a hurry to avoid burning stages prematurely. In addition to its undoubted football conditions, the reports that come in about his life off the pitch are unbeatable. This is a focused young man, with his head and feet on the ground.It is also indisputable for Santi Denia in the Spanish U-19 team, with which he has already played six games and in which he will be a key player in defending the European championship achieved last summer. The 2020 one, which has been postponed for the time being, is not just another tournament: it distributes places for next year’s U-20 World Cup. Pablo Ramón (Mallorca, 2001) is the most promising defender for the Real Madrid youth team, who made a strong bet on him in January 2019 to get ahead of other great clubs, including Barcelona. At just 18 years old, the central defender had already played two Cup matches with the Vermilion team (against Valladolid), becoming the first player of the 21st century to have minutes with the Mallorca first team. His name was already on all the agendas of Spanish clubs, but that appearance in professional football made Madrid accelerate the operation. The central defender also viewed with good eyes trying his luck away from home, after eight successful years in Mallorca (he arrived in 2011 from Son Caliu).He landed in Valdebebas with Xavi Sintes, Mallorca midfielder. The operation for both was around 1.2 million euros, although Much of that transfer was by Pablo Ramón (its clause was 800,000 euros, although Madrid and Mallorca reached an agreement). The transfer was closed in January 2019, although it remained on loan on the island until the end of that course. It was not until the beginning of this 2019-20 that the Madridista shirt was put on for the first time.last_img read more

Paco: “Morally, Rayo has not acted with ERTE with rectitude”

first_imgThe Rayo Vallecano ERTE has been admitted and this has been communicated to the club employees since last Friday, May 1. A news that has had its first public reaction this Sunday. The franjirrojo technician, Paco Jémez, participated in the ‘State of Alarm’ program, where he spoke about the current situation. “We are concerned with what surrounds us. Not only health, but also social. We are involved in ERTE, which we can discuss if they are more or less fair. There are companies that can do it legally, but not morally. It seems to me a major lack of respect towards their workers. We have to pay part of this economic earthquake that is coming our way. The same as when a club presents a surplus, none of us ask them to improve our contract, I understand that when you lose money you cannot ask the workers to pay part of that situation. One thing is as fair as the other, “started the red-headed mister. As the conversation with Javier Negre and Quique San Francisco progressed, the Vallecano coach was even more forceful. “I am against the ERTE in the companies that do not need it. El Rayo is a company and is protected by the Law, but morally it has not acted with rectitude. Last season he had a 19 million surplus, said by his president, “said Paco, who continued:” I know well what the club’s financial situation is and morally I think it has made a mistake. We are all pissed off, but not for that but for many things. We understood that this could happen and all we do is show our opinion. We are going to talk about workers and not players because there are more people involved. Many need their salary to pay for food, electricity … and they too will be harmed by this ERTE“last_img read more

Let Us All Rally to Save the Southeast!

first_imgA concerned and visionary non-governmental organization (NGO), Bridge Rural Communities for Trade (BRCT), has raised a renewed alarm about the terrible road conditions in southeastern Liberia that have left that sub-region impoverished, marginalized and cut off.And what leads us to call BRCT visionary is that this NGO is not complaining only, but has challenged southeasterners themselves—their general citizenry, their Legislators and other well-to-do people to rally to the desperate cause and do whatever they can in unison with other concerned and responsive Liberians as well as local and international partners to rally and save the southeast.BRCT’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Gbenimah Slopadoe, told a news conference last Monday, “We must find the resources to do everything humanly possible to restore roads in the affected areas. These areas comprise the entire southeast—Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Grand Kru, Sinoe and Maryland counties, where over 600,000 Liberians live [there] and are cut off from the rest of the country because of bad roads.”Mr. Slopadoe is calling on all Liberians, beginning with southeasterners themselves and international partners, to participate in a rally scheduled for March 25, 2017 to raise funds for the rescue of the hapless, suffering people of the southeast.Because of the bad roads affecting the entire southeastern sub-region, transport operators are refusing to travel there. More besides, said reporter Leroy Sonpon III, there is the threat of hunger because the price of rice, the nation’s staple, has risen from L$1,900 to L$3,500; a gallon of gasoline is now L$1,000, up from L$350.We are calling on all Liberians to come forward and rally to this urgent cause to save our southeastern brothers and sisters from hunger, marginalization and poverty by participating cheerfully and generously in the March 25 rally to save the southeast.We are calling on the entire business community, beginning with the Liberian businesspeople, to come forward and participate in this BRCT rally and raise funds to save the southeast.We are also urging the GOL, in particular the relevant Ministries—Public Works, which is itself headed by a southeasterner, Gyude (warrior) Moore, and the Ministry of Defense’s Engineering Battalion, to join the southeasterners and LACE (Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment) to come forward and help the cause.They must be encouraged by BRCT’s willingness to engage in this noble self-help effort. This means the southeasterners are not just crying for help but are first trying to help themselves, hoping that the rest of us will join in rallying to this compelling cause of saving the southeast from poverty and marginalization.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Kirby Dreher three over after first day of Symetra Classic

first_imgIt was an up and down day for Dreher overall. She started her round with bogeys on two of her first three holes, however rebounded nicely with three consecutive birdies on holes four through six.Unfortunately, Dreher had a bogey on hole seven and found herself at an even par 35 heading into the back nine.The back nine proved to be a struggle for Dreher, as bogeys on holes 11, 15, and 17 left her at three over at the conclusion of the round.- Advertisement -Round two from Charlotte will continue for Dreher tomorrow. France’s Isabelle Boineau is the early clubhouse leader at five under for her round, however a quarter of the field has yet to tee off for today’s round.last_img read more

France into last 16 as Mbappe makes history

first_imgParis Saint-Germain forward Mbappe — aged 19 years and 183 days — underlined his rich talent and claimed his place in the French record books when he poked home in the first half.Didier Deschamps’ side face Denmark on Tuesday with top spot in Group C up for grabs but progression to the next stage assured.In contrast, Peru face Australia with their fate sealed and just pride to play for in front of their passionate and large following that has decamped to Russia.Some Peru fans were in tears even before kick-off — a generation of Peruvians have never known their country in the World Cup before.The South Americans’ last appearance was in 1982 and they made this like a home game, ensuring their red and white dominated the Yekaterinburg Arena.That included the two enormous temporary stands that stretch high above both ends, exposed to the elements, where Peru fans bobbed and bounced to keep warm.Paul Pogba, the Manchester United midfielder who a few days ago called himself “the most criticised player in the world”, flashed a drive wide and defender Raphael Varane did likewise from a header.With 15 minutes gone, Pogba and France began to impose themselves.Antoine Griezmann drove straight at goalkeeper Pedro Gallese after Olivier Giroud — starting in place of Ousmane Dembele — set up the Atletico Madrid forward.Deschamps had clearly told his side, disappointing in beating Australia 2-1 in their opener, to go long and use Giroud’s physicality.Peru’s best outlet in the first half was rampaging full-back Luis Advincula, who had the beating of defender Lucas Hernandez down France’s left flank.Peru, unfortunate to lose 1-0 to Denmark in their first game, took until the half-hour to have their first serious chance, with recalled skipper Paolo Guerrero stinging the legs of Hugo Lloris.France captain Lloris, making his 100th appearance for his country, was a bystander for long periods.On 34 minutes France went in front. Pogba cleverly played in Giroud, his shot took a deflection and looped over Gallese, allowing Mbappe to stab into an open net.New-found confidence ran through the French and Hernandez should have made it 2-0 just before the break.As in the first half, Peru made the better start to the second and midfielder Pedro Aquino arrowed a long-distance rocket onto Lloris’s upright.But for all their possession, Peru — in their distinctive white kit with red sash — caused the French defence few problems.Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti was imperious alongside Real Madrid’s Varane.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe became France’s youngest ever World Cup goalscorer to send his team into the last 16© AFP JORGE GUERREROYEKATERINBURG, Russia, June 21 – Teenager Kylian Mbappe became France’s youngest World Cup goalscorer as they beat Peru 1-0 on Thursday to reach the last 16 and condemn the South Americans to an early exit.France, one of the pre-tournament favourites, join Uruguay and hosts Russia in the knockout rounds with one group game to go.last_img read more

Montgomery opens strong

first_imgBishop Montgomery begins play today in the Edison Tournament. Peninsula and South Torrance are among the other South Bay teams scheduled to compete in the tournament. In other nonleague matches … Serra 3, St. Bernard 0: Seini Tukutau had 14 kills and four digs as host Serra won, 25-17, 25-16, 25-7. Christine Barba had 21 assists for Serra (3-0). Simone Mendez led the way for St. Bernard (1-2) with six kills and three aces. Mary Star 3, St. Mary’s 0: Ashley Eppler had nine aces, eight digs and four kills for host Mary Star in a 25-21, 25-18, 25-15 nonleague win over St. Mary’s. Setter Lauren Costa added 11 assists, two digs and two aces for Mary Star (3-0). Girls tennis From staff reports The Bishop Montgomery girls volleyball team opened its season on the right foot Thursday with a 25-23, 25-23, 25-12 nonleague sweep of visiting Palos Verdes. The Knights (1-0) got strong performances from outside hitters Jen Edmond and Kelly Omatsu. Edmond tallied 14 kills and two blocks and Omatsu had 12 kills and six digs. Setter Christina Cruz added 31 assists and eight digs for Bishop Montgomery, which is ranked No. 6 in CIF Southern Section Division II-AA. In a rematch of last year’s CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals, Palos Verdes lost at Troy, 10-8, in a nonleague match. Palos Verdes’ No. 1 singles player, Brooke Schweyer, won two of her three sets. No. 2 singles player Kathryn Webb also took two of three sets from Troy (3-0). In last year’s semifinals, Troy beat Palos Verdes, 12-6. Palos Verdes appears to be closing the gap on Troy, and the two teams could potentially meet again deep in the CIF playoffs. “Our top two singles players, Brooke and Kathryn, performed well and picked up sets that they were expected to win,” Palos Verdes coach Danny Moscovici said. “In doubles, we played well, but we let a couple of sets get away and that was the difference in the match.” PV (2-1) continues its nonleague schedule Tuesday, when it will host Harvard-Westlake in another battle between two of Division I’s top teams. In another nonleague match … Peninsula 15, South Torrance 3: Hana Chang and Brandea Bunnag swept at No. 2 doubles and Connie Zheng and Lindsey Gerber swept at No. 3 doubles for visiting Peninsula (1-1). South Torrance, which won the Pioneer League last year, fell to 0-3. Girls golf Elianna David shot a 4-over-par 40 for North Torrance in a 218-246 nonleague win over West Torrance at The Links at Victoria. Erica Matsushima added a 41 for North Torrance (3-0). Clara Chai finished with a 42 for West Torrance (0-2) and Lauren Chun added a 48. In another nonleague match … Palos Verdes 248, Chadwick 269: Ally Wilcox led the field with a 44 for Palos Verdes at the Rolling Hills Country Club. Mallika Tamboli shot a 45 for Chadwick (0-1). Boys water polo Tai McDermott scored five goals, but Chadwick fell, 11-9, in a nonleague game at Huntington Beach. Steve Sinclair had five saves in the loss for Chadwick (1-1), which was coming off a triumphant 11-10 victory over Torrance. Sam Mitchell added two goals for Chadwick. Huntington Beach improved to 4-3. JC women’s soccer Samantha Domenick made six saves for El Camino (5-2-1) in a 2-0 loss at San Bernardino Valley (5-0). Stephanie Hall nearly scored for El Camino in the 58th minute, but her rising shot from above the penalty box was knocked over the crossbar. Join the Breeze team Have you ever read a story in the newspaper and said “Hey, I can do that!”? Well, here is your chance to prove it. The Daily Breeze is looking for freelancers/stringers to cover high school football games this season. If you think you’ve got what it takes, and are interested in making a few bucks in the process, let us know. E-mail Tony Ciniglio at or for more information.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


first_imgA LUXURY Donegal Manor House has become another jewel in the Donegal tourism crown after being included in the prestigious Blue Book Guide for 2016.With breath-taking ocean views overlooking Donegal Bay, Coolmore Manor House is a luxurious, beautifully restored early 19th century Georgian Structure set on 11 acres of pasture land near Rossnowlagh.Run by Daniela Anna Schwander and Marius Benedikt Schudel, the house attracts visitors from all over the world.  Horses can be rented on the premises for guided riding tours on the beach, in the surrounding countryside or in the available sand arena. Coolmore’s inclusion brings t0 49 the number of Irish hotels, restaurants, country houses and private rentals in one of Europe’s premier collections – membership of which is notoriously difficult to achieve. Brown’s restaurant in Derry has also been included for 2016. LUXURY DONEGAL MANOR HOUSE ADDED TO PRESTIGIOUS BLUE BOOK was last modified: November 25th, 2015 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:2016Blue BookCoolmore Manor Houselast_img read more


first_imgRoz Purcell pictured at the launch of the Imedeen – ‘Reveal Your Real’ campaign. Roz has teamed up with skincare brand Imedeen and is calling on Irish women to be confident with their natural beauty. Pic. Robbie ReynoldsShow off your natural beauty with confidence is the message skincare brand IMEDEEN wants to send to Irish women.In a recent survey carried out by the brand, it found that one third of Irish women won’t leave the house without make up.Despite the need to cover up our natural beauty nationwide, 94% of women surveyed say they believe that other women look good without a full face of make-up, pointing to self-confidence issues when it comes to revealing a natural look. 40% of women say they feel most confident when they are fully made up and ready for a night out, which further confirms the need for make-up in order to feel their best.Not surprisingly, according to respondents, a sense of confidence rates as one of the top three attributes to what makes a person beautiful.The survey was undertaken by IMEDEEN as part of the brand’s Reveal Your Real campaign which, with the help of healthy lifestyle fan and model Roz Purcell, is encouraging Irish women to celebrate their natural beauty by taking care of their skin from the inside-out.Rebecca Mines, spokesperson for IMEDEEN Ireland commented on the results: ‘’We know that Irish women are very attached to their make-up bags but also that so many of them want to have the confidence to ‘reveal their real’ a little more often. We are calling on women to strip back the make-up, and reveal their real. After all, 94% of them said they think other women look beautiful with a natural look.” Asked if the campaign was a little harsh on those women who enjoy and want to wear makeup and don’t look like Roz, the spokesperson added: “But of course Roz is a stunning girl and takes great care of her skin, but it doesn’t happen by accident.“She is a champion of the healthy lifestyle and taking care of herself, drinking lots of water, eating well and getting plenty of sleep. Combine that with taking IMEDEEN supplements as she does, the skin is in a much better condition, hydrated and nourished, and has a much more natural glow.“This campaign is not about getting people to stop wearing make up. As Roz herself says, make up is there to enhance beauty and it’s fun to experiment with it and wear it. “The Reveal Your Real campaign is encouraging Irish women to take care of what’s underneath the make up though, so we don’t have to rely too much on it.“Everyone has good and bad skin days, but with IMEDEEN supplements, it makes your canvas much better so make up goes on and often stays on better. It’s amazing, we all wear make up almost all of the time and don’t feel confident without it, and yet 94% of women think other women look great without make up on, it’s really a personal confidence thing.”The research found that Irish women rely heavily on make-up products to look and feel good about themselves with over half (58%) of respondents stating they wear make-up ‘most of the time’ and 70% admitting to wishing they had better skin. Despite wanting to spend more time caring for their skin, 75% of Irish women surveyed admit they spend just 30 minutes or less on their topical skincare routine each day. There are three IMEDEEN skincare supplements available, each tailored to a specific age range.Derma One is formulated to work best on skin aged 25+, while Time Perfection is for 40+ and Prime Renewal is aimed at post-menopausal skin. Each have a different set of active ingredients that complement the skin and replenish vital nutrients.When it comes to pressures to always look perfect, 40% of respondents over the age of 35 feel the pressure to do so, with an increase to 57% of women for those over 45 years.Nearly two thirds (63%) of those surveyed say they feel a significant pressure to look more youthful and 63% say the media is the main source of this pressure. Of those surveyed 35% say that their confidence can be affected by a bad skin day or breakout while 29% say feeling and looking tired really affects how they feel about themselves on any given day.IMEDEEN skincare tablets, when taken daily, are scientifically proven to help improve the skin’s quality and moisture balance levels, to maintain radiance and help ensure your skin is at its best which can allow women to reveal their real with confidence. DD LIFESTYLE: LET YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY SHINE – INSIDE AND OUT was last modified: May 3rd, 2016 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:IMEDEENReveal Your RealRoz Purcellsurveylast_img read more


first_imgA MOVILLE woman and her friends are planning to push the boat out for charity – literally.On Saturday week, June 16th, the Moville Boat Club Ladies will set sail from the Inishowen town on a round trip to Portrush.And it’s all for a good cause of course. “We are trying to raise money for Children’s Sunshine Home & LauraLynn House is a very worthy cause and we would very much appreciate any support donegaldaily readers can give us,” said Yvonne Farren.People can make a donation on the my charity website at the following address“Any donation you can make, no matter how small, will be hugely appreciated,” said Yvonne.ABOUT THE CHARITY Children’s Sunshine Home & LauraLynn HouseThe Children’s Sunshine Home has been caring for chronically ill children since the 1920’s, providing respite, crisis, transitional and end-of-life care.We are delighted that Ireland’s first children’s Hospice – LauraLynn House officially opened in September 2011 by President McAleese.This allows us to extend our respite and end-of-life care to more children living with a life-limiting and life-threatning condition and their families. There are 42 hospices for children in the UK and none here until now.Unfortunately, we can’t change a child’s diagnosis but we do make the most of short and precious lives.  Our motto is putting life into a Childs day, not days into a Childs life. To see the difference your donation will make please see .MOVILLE LADIES PUSH OUT THE BOAT FOR CHARITY! was last modified: June 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:MOVILLE LADIES PUSH OUT THE BOAT FOR CHARITY!last_img read more