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The club of one billion euros: Mou, Pep, Ancelotti …

first_imgIn second place is Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian was Mourinho’s successor on the white bench and they brought him to, by then, most expensive signing in football history, Gareth Bale. Carletto, with a long career in the best European benches since it began in 1995, He has enjoyed several of the most expensive investments in addition to Bale as Fernando Torres, for which Chelsea paid 58 million euros to Liverpool.The podium is completed by Pep Guardiola, whose single-player investment record was by Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Barcelona spent almost 70 million on the Swede who never fit Pep’s idea and would only last one campaign. The Catalan accumulates a total investment of 1,168 million euros between Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich and Manchester City, where he has paid authentic millions, especially to strengthen his defense. This billion-dollar club is closed by Pellegrini. The until a few weeks ago West Ham coach led the last great reform of Real Madrid from the bench in 2009 when he brought Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Benzema and Xabi Alonso the same summer among others. The Portuguese was his record signing but the figure also increased in his seasons at Manchester City and with the hammers to make a total of 1077 million euros. The transfer market each year moves more and more money. The players circulate from team to team moving sums that have already reached 22 million euros in the elite, an absolute record set by Paris Saint-Germain to take Neymar from Barcelona.At the end, All these movements are born from the requests made by the coaches to reinforce their templates and reach the objectives. Thus, some already accumulate several years in the elite and with it, a high bill of players that they have requested and their clubs have paid reaching even the three figures and a cumulative that already exceeds one billion.In this exclusive club, Jose Mourinho appears first. The Portuguese, according to data collected by the English press, adds a total expenditure throughout his career of 1520 million euros only in signings. Mourinho increased this figure in a substantial way in Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United with Paul Pogba as his most expensive signing in a top where Modric or Didier Drogba also appear.last_img read more

The calendar prepares for a second semester without respite

first_imgEI calendar has become in the big puzzle for the leagues and UEFA to end this season. They are preparing different stages, from the most optimistic (return at the end of April) until more pessimistic (end in July). The latter would cause a domino effect for the following season, forcing the clubs and UEFA to tighten the belt and change their plans, especially summer ones.In the next six months we will find a overbooking of competitions. Starting in July, since it is probable that the current season ends in the first fortnight of said month (It is already being studied how to extend the contracts that end on June 30), which would lead to delaying the rest of the dates. The first to jump through the air will be the preseason. Players usually go on vacation in June. For this year, everything indicates that the preseason will not start until the first of August. Since players by agreement have a minimum of 21 consecutive days of vacation.Starting in August would leave just two weeks of preseason for the teams if LaLiga maintains its start around August 15 and 16, as usual. It could even be delayed by a week or two, but it would further collapse the calendar (there would be no free Wednesday to recover games postponed until March or April 2021) if the current format is to be maintained. This would increase the risk of injury to players, unless the limit of footballers per squad is extended. This would present a new problem: the more players, the more spending on salaries. It would upset the teams’ accounts, already affected by this break. Such a short preseason will also impossible to perform stages by USA, China and other countries as usual. Tours that contributed great income to the clubs, mainly for those who participated in the International Champions Cup. Although it will mean the resurgence of Spanish summer tournaments, which have languished in recent times, One of the alternatives to extend the preseason would be to compress the campaign. Door that has already opened several presidents of different federations, including that of the Spanish. “If it can end on June 30, perfect. No, it It will end later. And if later you have to start later or with another format, it will be done, but agreed by everyone, “Rubiales said last Tuesday. It could be a league with a regular phase and then a playoff for the title and relegation.The one that will have to tighten the belt and change its format is UEFA. Both for the Champions League and Europa League qualifying phase. They usually start on June 29 and end at the end of August. Two months for ten games. Now there will have to be six, only in August. Reducing the qualification phase would allow the Champions League to maintain its group phase format and start in September as usual. What it can do are the final heats and play a single match. The Euro Cup has been relocated and set for June 11, which leaves no room for maneuver and a schedule that will not give a break.last_img read more

Sergeant marshalling middle-distance troops

first_imgHaving swept the top three positions in the men’s one mile open run at the highly rated Gibson/McCook Relays at the National Stadium last Saturday, coach Milton Sergeant believes his Maximum Aerobic Club will be an exciting project in coming years. The Spalding-based athletes Chadoye Dawson was first in four minutes 20.15 seconds; followed by Kevin Campbell, 4:22.46′ and Ainsworth Daley 4:23.45. Kingston College’s Shane Buchanan (4:24.87) was fourth. Added to Saturday’s triumph, they were winning their fourth consecutive title. They won the 4x800m at the S.W. Isaac Henry Invitational, Central and Hurdles Relays and Western Relays, respectively. “I would like to see these athletes being able to compete with the elite athletes of Kenya and other parts of the world because it is believed we are only good in the sprints. But I believe that we can also do well in the middle distances, especially in the 800 and 1500 metres,” Sergeant shared. The club started last year and Sergeant, who has been coaching for about 12 years, has seven male athletes at the club where he works alongside assistant Jason Clowson. “This is my passion. I was an 800, 1500 and 5,000-metre athlete. I’ve always been producing middle distance athletes who have been producing well at Champs,” he told The Gleaner in an interview. Sergeant ran for Holmwood Technical during his early years and has since coached at his alma mater, as well as Foga Road and Spalding High schools. “At present I have seven men that I am working with. Most of them are under the age of 24. The bulk of them are athletes I have already coached in high school and have already gone like one minute, 51.55 seconds. We are really seeing if I can basically start an Olympic cycle program for them, so I am looking for them in the next four years to be running 3:36 and 800s in 1:43 or 1:44,” he pointed out. Presently, Sergeant admits he gets very’ good’ support from Ludlow Watts. Otherwise, he is funding his project by himself and calls for assistance. “I am doing it basically by myself. One Mr Ludlow Watts is giving me very good assistance. There are times when I would call them and they would give me track shoes and spikes and he believes in the program.” He added that Watts, a treasurer of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), has encouraged his dream and helped him out with two of his athletes getting about $30,000 per month from the JAAA.last_img read more

Viewership up for Oscars show

first_imgDespite a nearly four-hour running time, the Oscars pulled in an average 39.9 million Sunday night. ABC’s telecast of “The 79th Annual Academy Awards” was up a bit over last year, earning a 14.0 rating among adults 18 to 49, according to ABC’s fast national Nielsen ratings. Last year’s show earned a 13.9. ABC noted the show was the most-watched entertainment broadcast of the season. – Daily News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Local graduate awarded RCMP scholarship

first_imgWuth will be attending the University of Toronto studying towards an undergraduate degree in Forensic Science. “Our youth are our future.” stated Inspector Egan, “The Fort St. John RCMP recognizes the value of education. We are very pleased that Mandy received our scholarship and we know she will put it to good use in her studies at the University of Toronto.” Wuth has also been instrumental in starting up and organization the My Strength is Not for Hurting campaigns at the high school over the past two years.- Advertisement –last_img

Dr. Kearney takes Into the Woods to the Cultural Centre

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, consider seeing Dr. Kearney Middle School Musical Theatre’s latest production, Into the Woods Jr.It debuted last night at the North Peace Culture Centre, and continues tonight and tomorrow night. The show starts at 7 p.m. and runs for an hour and a half.The musical follows a baker and his wife, who learn they’ve been cursed by the Witch next door. They embark on a quest — deceiving and stealing from such already-victimized characters as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel — to get the things they need to break the spell.- Advertisement -However, the story isn’t as simple as ‘happily ever after,’ as decisions come with consequences.Into the Woods Jr., appropriate for all ages, is based on the Broadway production which won several Tony Awards, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the original book by James Lapine.It’s noted that there may be minimal use of a fog machine during the production.Advertisement Tickers are on sale, $15 for Adults, $13 for Students/Seniors, and $11 for Children. Children under five have free admission. Tickets can be bought at the NPCC Box Office.last_img read more


first_imgMarian Harkin, MEPThe adoption by the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of measures to encourage organic farming in Donegal was very positive for the sector and emphasised the role which an individual MEP could play in influencing EU legislation.This was stated by Independent Marian Harkin who put forward 54 amendments to the present regulations and succeeded in having changes adopted favourable to Irish organic growers….including one with a twist!“My amendments were developed in close consultation with the Irish Organic Farmers & Growers Association and with strong support from my ALDE Group we have delivered a significantly improved basis for the development of organic farming in Ireland throughout the EU”, Marian Harkin said. An accepted Harkin amendment means that in future when Donegal growers were having difficulty in obtaining inputs, such as feed, they can now source it from a distance of 150km which would now include not just the North but Scotland too!“This is in comparison to the Commission’s Draft Report which called for much tighter restrictions for organic growers. This increased distance was achieved by eliminating the stretch of water between Ireland and the UK in the calculation of distance”, she said.The increased use of delegated acts by the European commission had been a constant problem and the changes agreed by the European Parliament had helped to reduce the power the European Commission would have with regard to the implementation of the regulation, Marian Harkin said.She continued:- “The main contentious issue was the proposal by the European Commission to introduce thresholds for pesticide residues on organic farms which might be caused by contamination from other non-organic farms. Thankfully, my amendment to eliminate this penalty on organic farmers was accepted by the Committee. This will allow organic farmers to invest in the sector without the threat of penalties from the European Commission. “The Parliament this week took a very progressive step forward to address many issues which have been inhibiting the growth of organic production to meet the ever increasing demand, and I have been very pleased at the outcome which meets the requirement of Irish growers as individuals and groups. I now hope that the negotiations with the Commission and the Council will take on board the position adopted by the Agriculture Committee”, Independent MEP Marian Harkin concluded.MEP HARKIN ‘WALKS ON WATER’ TO SECURE DEAL FOR DONEGAL ORGANIC FARMERS! was last modified: October 16th, 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:donegalmarian harkinMEPorganic farmerslast_img read more


first_imgUnder 9 years Area FinalsThe Rosses – 1st Ella McBride, 2nd Ruby McBrideFanad – 1st Jessica Grace CollCranford – 1st Cassie GallagherMilford – 1st Alice O’Conner, 2nd Rebecca MurrayLetterkenny East – 1st Chloe Shiels, 2nd Demi Crossan, 3rd Emmalei MurphyLetterkenny West – 1st Kayleigh McGuinnessRamelton – 1st Tamara Blaney, 2nd Abi O’ConnorUnder 11 years Area FinalsDonegal Town – 1st Kerry MitchellLagan – 1st Serena McCrossan McArdleLetterkenny East – Natalia Mangan, 2nd Nadine Rodgers, 3rd Erin Mc GlynnLetterkenny West – 1st Calista Doherty, 2nd Caitlin WhoriskeyMilford – 1st Emily O’Connor, Rianna Mottram, Ciara BlissRamelton – 1st Tori O’Connor, 2nd Roise RobinsonKillybegs (Boys)- 1st Christopher Mulligan Under 13 years Area FinalsCranford – 1st Molly GallagherLagan – 1st Gemma McGlynnLetterkenny East – 1st Orla Lonergan, 2nd Maria Gallagher, 3rd Elisha McLaughlinLetterkenny West – 1st Katy Hassan, 2nd Meghan KeowanMilford – 1st Rebecca HoneRamelton – 1st Brianagh Scanlon, 2nd Chloe KerrLetterkenny East (Boys) – 1st Conor DonnellyUnder 15 years Area FinalsLetterkenny East – 1st Alanna Gallagher, 2nd Amy Doran, 3rd Natasha TinneyRamelton – 1st Emma Doherty, 2nd Aoife O’ConnorCounty FinalsUnder 9 years – 1st Tamara Blaney, 2nd Demi Crossan, 3rd Chloe ShielsUnder 11 years – 1st Rianna Mottram, 2nd Serena McCrossan McArdle, 3rd Emily O’ConnorUnder 11 years boys – 1st Christopher MulliganUnder 13 years – 1st Orla Lonergan, 2nd Maria Gallagher, 3rd Molly GallagherUnder 13 years boys – 1st Connor DonnellyUnder 15 years – 1st Alanna Gallagher, 2nd Aoife O’Connor, 3rd Amy Doran     PICTURES AND RESULTS FROM THE COMMUNITY GAMES GYMNASTICS FINALS was last modified: March 24th, 2013 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:PICTURES AND RESULTS FROM THE COMMUNITY GAMES GYMNASTICS FINALSlast_img read more

Four Bulldogs Earn Cross Country’s Leadership Awards

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Reed Fischer, Emma Huston, Cole Friedman and Meghan Kearney have been named the recipients of the Drake men’s and women’s cross country team’s leadership awards for the 2015 season, head coach Dan Hostager has announced.Fischer, a native of Minnetonka, Minn., was named the recipient of the Fred Feiler Leadership Award following a tremendous junior season for the Bulldogs. Fischer was the Bulldogs’ top finisher in each meet he competed in and finished second at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship to earn first-team All-MVC and first team Academic All-MVC. He closed his season by finished 20th at the NCAA Midwest Region Championship to earn All-Region honors. The Fred Feiler Award is given annually to a team member who most exemplifies Drake cross country excellence in both performance and leadership. The award is named after Fred Feiler who was a three-time NCAA Cross Country All-American in 1944, 1945 and 1946 that twice won the NCAA individual championship in 1944 and 1945.  Feiler served as the team captain for all three of Drake’s NCAA Champion cross country team in 1944, 1945 and 1946. After graduating, Fred stayed at Drake to coach cross country and led that team to an Iowa AAU and Central Collegiate Championship and a third place showing at the NCAA Championships.  Fred later went on to teach and coach for 28 years in Yuma, Arizona.Huston, a Des Moines native, was honored with the Gary Osborn Leadership Award following a senior season in which she earned All-MVC honors by finishing fourth at the MVC Championship and later 17th at the NCAA Midwest Regional to lead the Bulldogs. During the course of the season, she ran one of the fastest 5-kilometer races in program history in 16:48.09 and the fastest 6-kilometer time in school history at 20:28. Academically, she earned the MVC Elite 18 Award for cross country and MVC Scholar-Athlete team honors. The award is given in honor of Gary Osborn, the head coach of the Drake women’s cross country program from 1989-99 who also assumed the head coaching duties of the women’s track & field program during the 1993-94 season. Under Osborn’s guidance, Drake won consecutive Missouri Valley Conference cross country titles in 1994 and 1995, as well as 1998. In all, Osborn spent 32 years involved in coaching at Drake. Osborn was named the MVC Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1983, when he guided Drake to within one point of the league title. Freshman Cole Friedman was named the Jim Garrison Leadership Award winner. The award is given to the freshman that best exemplifies the qualities of an up-and-coming Drake student-athlete. Friedman was one of the few freshmen to run in the Bulldogs’ top seven the entire season and was the seventh Bulldog across the line at the MVC Championship to finish in the top 60. He capped his season by being the third Drake runner across the line at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship with a 10-kilometer personal best of 33:39.9. The award is given in honor of Jim Garrison, a four-year letter winner from 1984-88. A true student-athlete, Garrison posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in four of his eight semesters at Drake that began law school while still competing. For the women’s up-and-coming leadership award winner, Meghan Kearney was tabbed wit the Karla Burds leadership Award. Kearney was the Bulldogs’ top freshman runner, and the 12th fastest freshman in the league, at the MVC Championship with a 53rd-place finish and a personal best. The award’s namesake, Karla Burds, was a standout for the Bulldogs from 1988-92. She won the individual cross-country title at the 1988 and 1989 Missouri Valley Conference Championships. She also competed in the 1989 NCAA Cross Country Championships.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Arcata girls overcome slow start, down Justin-Siena

first_imgSophomore Grace Talty led the Tigers with 10 points as the Arcata High girls basketball team shook off a slow start to down Justin-Siena 36-34, Wednesday evening in Healdsburg in the first-round of the Redwood Empire Tournament.Arcata fell behind 12-5 after one quarter of play. Jocelyn Bliven, who finished with eight points, scored five of them for the Tigers in the second frame as Arcata’s defense stepped up to hold Justin-Siena to seven second-quarter points.At the break Arcata trailed …last_img