Barcelona agree to offload Firpo in the summer

first_imgRead Also: Barcelona facing €100M loss amid Covid 19 outbreakIt is said that the Blaugrana lead the way in the race for the 22-year-old, whom they had identified as the long-term successor to the ageing Luis Suarez.Roma, Napoli and Torino are also said to be interested in a potential move for Firpo.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever Bought5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Firpo has appeared in 16 matches for the Catalan giants this campaign but remains very much the understudy to long-term left back Jordi Alba at the club.The Dominican-born player failed to convince Ernesto Valverde nor his successor Quique Setien – who managed him at Betis – that he was worthy of a regular first-team slot.It is now suggested that he could be offered to Inter as part of an offer to lure striker Martinez to the Camp Nou.Earlier on Monday, El Mundo Deportivo cited a report in Gazzetta dello Sport that the Argentine international would have no issue in having his long-term future at the Milanese giants but could be tempted by a move to Catalonia.center_img Barcelona have made wing-back Junior Firpo available for a transfer and he could be offered to Inter as part of a move for Lautaro Martinez, say Diario Sport.Advertisement The left-sided defender only joined the Blaugrana from Real Betis last summer but the latest report suggests he could be allowed to leave this summer, with the club valuing him at €20m.last_img read more

Greensburg woman arrested for possession of meth

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — A Greensburg woman was arrested at her place of employment on multiple warrants.According to police when she arrived at the jail, Amy Hicks, 49, was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.Police searched her and found 3 plastic baggies in her left sock containing a white crystal substance.After this, police returned to her place of employment to recover her personal items.Police found foil containing a crystal substance and a green ink pen tube with powder residue.Hicks was placed under arrest on the charges of trafficking with an inmate, and possession of methamphetamine.last_img

Nebraska State Championship special this Friday at Beatrice

first_imgBEATRICE, Neb. (Aug. 25) – Five IMCA divisions fill the Fri­day, Aug. 29 Nebraska State Champion­ship card at Be­atrice Speedway.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $600 to win and a mini­mum of $100 to start. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are in the running for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for $300 and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $150. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Numerous prizes will be given to competitors.Entry fees after Aug. 26 are $40 for Modifieds, $35 for SportMods, $30 for Stocks and Hob­bies and $25 for Sport Compacts. Pit passes are $25. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids and free for six and under. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. The Nebraska State Championships are promoted by S & J Promotions.More information is available by calling 888 290-9696.last_img read more

First Bank, Air Warriors, MFM, Dolphins, Customs Book Final 8 Spots

first_imgZENITH BANK WOMEN’S B’BALL LEAGUEZenith Bank Women’s League defending champions, First Bank of Lagos have qualified for the National Final 8 from the Atlantic Conference Centre in Ibadan after five wins. Newly formed Air Warriors of Abuja proved to be the surprise package of the 2019 season after dispatching all oppositions with commanding display with five wins after five games.The qualification of MFM of Lagos never came easy as they snatched a late victory against former champions, Dolphins on Match-day 5 to record their fourth win and a ticket to the Zenith Bank Women’s League Final 8 alongside Customs whose only loss was to Air Warriors in the Savannah Conference.The battle for the last ticket in the Atlantic Conference will be between Delta Force of Asaba with eight points and Sunshine Angels of Akure with seven points from two wins.Although Nigeria Army Amazons’ qualification is not yet guaranteed in the Savannah Conference, they enjoy a third spot in the Conference with Black Gold Queens on eight points and Plateau Rocks on the fifth spot hot on their heels.Action will resume today with MFM Queens taking on IGP Queens while Oluyole Babes tackle Sunshine Angels.Last placed Ogun Babes will battle Dolphins who will be hoping to bounce back after the harrowing loss to MFM.First Bank will hope to continue their winning run when they face fourth placed Delta Force.In the Savannah Conference 6th placed Taraba Hurricanes will hope to be the first team to record a win against Air Warriors while Nigeria Army will be desperate for a win over Adamawa Flames in their quest to book their National final 8 ticket.Plateau Rocks will also hope to mount pressure on teams above who are still within touching distance with another win against Kaduna Angels who have only managed one victory in five games.2018 Zenith Bank Women League bronze medalist, Customs will be up against Black Gold.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Enyimba FC Captain, Abalogu, Charges Mates ahead of CONFED Cup

first_imgThe second round of matches come up this Sunday, with Enyimba having the chance to return to track against San Pedro in Aba.Abalogu has now charged his mates to produce the level of intensity that is required to succeed at the continental level when they come up against the Ivorian side.“It’s difficult to play on the continent because the standard is higher, that’s why we have to step up in our next game,” Abalogu told the club’s media.“In the league you play against teams that you are used to, but on the continent it’s against top teams from different countries, that’s why it’s more difficult.“We had a very bad game in Morocco, and everyone is still angry about it. We know the fans will expect something better on Sunday, so we’ll try our best.”Sunday’s fixture at the Enyimba Stadium will kick off at 2pm, with Nigerien referee, Mohamed Ali Mousa appointed to take charge.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Andrew Abalogu Enyimba captain Andrew Abalogu has urged his teammates to rise to the high standards that are required in the CAF Confederation Cup.The People’s Elephant were beaten 2-0 in their group D opener against Hassania Agadir in Agadir, Morocco last Sunday, with the two times African champions rendering a below par performance.The result has left Usman Abd’Allah’s side bottom of the group’s early standings after San Pedro FC and AC Paradou shared points in the other fixture.last_img read more

Robertson tells Liverpool to avoid Barça ‘hangover’ and focus on Newcastle

first_imgAndy Robertson has said Liverpool cannot afford a Lionel Messi-inflicted hangover if they want to preserve their Premier League title hopes at Newcastle.Jürgen Klopp’s team were on the receiving end of a 3-0 defeat at Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. Robertson admitted it was “baffling how that happened”, as Liverpool played well only for wasteful finishing and the brilliance of Messi to yield a first defeat in 20 games. However, the Scotland captain insisted focus must switch to Saturday evening’s awkward trip to St James’ Park, where victory is required to put the pressure back on City in the title race.“We are near the end of the season but we’ve got three, hopefully four, games left,” he said. “We’ve no time to have a hangover now. We need to go strong into the Newcastle game first and get our bodies ready, and then go again because we can’t let our foot off the gas. We need the three points and push them [City] the whole way. There can’t be a hangover. Newcastle is our full concentration now.“We have fallen short [against Barcelona] but we can be proud of the performance and we just need that bit of luck. We are still young and will still learn and be better for it in years to come. We can be proud of what we have done this season but we need one big, final push now.”Robertson believes Liverpool were beginning to take control at the Camp Nou when Messi scored his 599th Barcelona goal, and rued Mohamed Salah’s shot against the post shortly after the Argentinian’s magnificent 600th.The left-back said: “It’s a strange one because we played well but we got beat 3-0 and it’s baffling how that’s happened. We didn’t take our chances and they had a bit of luck with the second but that’s what happens. It’s going to be a tough task now but we have to think about Saturday first and foremost and then believe we can do something special on Tuesday.“The second goal was one of the luckiest goals I’ve been involved in, coming off the bar and Messi taps it in. Just as we were getting into the game and the [home] fans were starting to boo and get on top of them, and we had them where we wanted them. Unfortunately, we got caught. Then of course if Mo scores – you can’t criticise him for it but those are the fine margins. At 3-1 it is a lot better scoreline with an away goal. We need something special on Tuesday but if there is any place to do it it’s Anfield.”Robertson acquitted himself well against Messi but like Klopp, who described Messi as unstoppable afterwards, he could only salute the forward’s ultimate contribution to the tie.“I thought personally I did relatively well against him down their right-hand side but he scores two goals,” Robertson said. “So for me that’s not good enough clearly. I thought the second goal he scored was world class. You could’ve had two keepers in and we wouldn’t have saved it but that’s what he can do. That’s Messi; he’s done it for many years now. Fair play to him, he’s a world-class player and he conducts himself as a world-class player.”–Source: Guardian UKlast_img read more

A league in 15 days

first_img28Mar 15EibarMajorca In addition, recent cooperative eliminations have cleared the calendar of both. TO both teams have left eight meetings at home Y seven out, but the calendar is more favorable to Madrid. Of the top nine, the Zidane team has a priori visits more complicated those of Anoeta (Real Sociedad, his executioner in Copa) and San Mamés Assuming that Madrid and Barça reached the Champions League final in Istanbul (May 30), and counting on the game last Sunday, as much will face 23 games in 111 days (one every 4.8 days). A respite in a campaign in which they have faced intense phases with a meeting every three and a half days.Real Madrid and Barcelona League calendar 31Apr 12MajorcaAthletic Jor.DateREAL MADRIDBARCELONA 24Feb 16CelticGetafe 261-MarMADRID-BARÇA 30Apr 5Real S.Seville 27March 8BetisReal Soc. Bold, matches at the Bernabéu and at the Camp Nou, respectively. The seasons pass and again, in the race for LaLiga, Real Madrid and Barça appear as only favorites to raise the league title. Although still 15 days left to conclude the competition, the two teams have underlined in red the date of the next March 1st (Sunday, 9:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga). The whites they will receive the azulgrana at the Bernabéu without keeping an eye on his two previous matches: Celtic (House) and lift (outside). The Barca de Setién will have before the Classic at Getafe (which comes third!) And Eibar, both at Camp Nou. Apart from the great appointment of 1-M, Barça will have to deal with the visit to Pizjuán Seville (fifth gear) and at Villarreal (eighth). In addition, they will receive Athletic at the Camp Nou (33rd day, April 25 or 26). Roles changedBut, on the eve of Carnival, the two contestants to the title they arrive with the masks changed. The Madrid squeeze your goalscorer with his second worst mark on the 23rd day of the last 13 years: barely 44. His secret is in make them profitable to the maximum assuring his goal: the whites had never conceded so few goals (14) after 23 league games played.For its part, Barça is, once again the most effective team of the competition (55 goals), but too suffers a relative lack of goal (In the last twelve campaigns he always had 60 or more points at this point, except in 2015-16: he was 56).It is Messi Who follows his own. He has participated in 25 goals (has generated 48 danger occasions): it is pichichi with 14 goals and has given 11 assists. I replied Benzema, with 13 goals and six assists. Nevertheless, to the Argentine they wrap you good Secondary: Suárez (11 goals), Griezmann (seven) and Vidal (six). By cons, in Madrid, the complement to the many of Karim is coral. Bouquets is the second highest white scorer in the league with four goals (the same as Ansu Fati on the Barca side). The responsibility of the goal in Zidane’s locker room is diluted between a total of 17 players; in Barça they have scored 14. For Madrid, Marcelo, Militao, Mendy, Brahim and Mariano just need to score.The pulse is served. LaLiga will be decided in the next 15 rounds. After 1-M we will see everything clearer … 29Mar 22ValenciaLeganés 33Apr 26GetafeAthletic 32Apr 22SpanishCeltic 37May 17VilllarrealOsasuna 36May 13PomegranateValladolid 25Feb 22I raisedEibar 3. 4May 3AthleticVillarreal 38May 24LeganésAlaves 35May 10AlavesSpanish Barcelona have 28 goals conceded, just twice that of MadridOne of the keys of the good Madrid season go through the good performances what is showing Thibaut Courtois (27 years) defending the white goal. The Belgian goalkeeper has barely conceded 11 of the 14 goals that have received from Zidane in the 23 days that take the championship (an average of 0.55 goals per game). Your partner Areola has fit the other three remaining in three other meetings.Leader has managed to scratch four draws in all five games what has been left unchecked. Barça has stayed dry in four games and only managed to save the point of the Classic. That is what has made the difference between the two sets.Therein lies one of the differences of this season: Ter Stegen and Net (The Brazilian played the derby against Espanyol because of a German injury) 28 goals have been conceded, just twice that of their Madrid counterparts (an average of 1.21 goals conceded per game). It is also the worst number of goals conceded by the Barca goals since the 2002-03 season …last_img read more

The mess at Bayern increases: now the substitute goalkeeper explodes

first_imgIt is rumored that the signing of Nübel is causing great discomfort in the locker room of the Bundesliga champion due to a clause that, according to numerous Teutonic media, Bayern included the young goalkeeper in his contract and would ensure him a minimum of matches as a starter in the Bayern by season. “Bayern is a competitive society,” said Jürgen Schwab, representative of second goalkeeper Ulreich. “We will see who will end up occupying the position behind Manuel Neuer,” he challenged Nübel.At the Allianz Arena they do not seem to receive Nübel, international with the German U21 and considered one of the goalkeepers with the greatest projection on the market, with open arms. Neuer himself, who is also upset with the supposed clause that would guarantee Nübel a series of entitlements from next season, only said the following: “With Sven Ulreich we already have a terrific number two. He would be a starter in many other clubs. However, Nübel is a great signing. “ The Bayern goal scandal continues to grow with each passing hour. Just two days after Manuel Neuer blamed Bayern for leaking details of the deal about his renewal to the press, his underhand substitute, Sven Ulreich, added fuel to the Munich fire. In some statements collected by the German newspaper Kicker, the substitute goalkeeper’s agent made it clear that his client will remain Neuer’s first relief, even as Alexander Nübel joins the Bavarian ranks in the summer from Schalke 04.last_img read more

Payment to Routine Healthcare Workers on Course

first_imgThe Ministry of Health (MoH) on May 19, commenced back-pay hazard payments for the months of October to December, 2014 to at least 1,587 routine healthcare workers in 13 of the 15 counties.With support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), four teams comprising personnel of the county health teams (CHTs), ministries of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Health, and a bank staff have been deployed to carry out the payments across the targeted counties.This process is in continuation of a payment scheme, which initially began with the disbursement of salaries and risk benefits to Ebola Incident Management staff during the first phase, sometime last year. The payment scheme is under a US$2 million World Bank grant, using a Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF), which UNDP manages.To jumpstart the payment plan, UNDP had conducted an independent audit of the list of workers to verify its authenticity. The audit illustrated poor planning in the recruitment and resource management for these workers, but concluded that the workers had been contracted and working officially in counties for a period of four months.In Lofa County, one of the worst hit, especially among Muslim predominate the District of Quadu Gboni, the Ebola virus disease swept away entire families, including children and parents.The Ebola virus first came to Liberia through Lofa County, when a Liberian woman married to a Guinean crossed back into Liberia after her husband had reportedly died of the virus in March 2014. During one of the payment processes in Voinjama, Lofa County on May 20, 2015, health care workers, who don’t have bank accounts, were successfully paid. The payment process continued on Thursday in Salayea/Zorzor Districts.Sixty-four-year-old Gertrude Yarkpawolo, an experienced Certified Midwife (CM) was amongst those paid at the Salayea Clinic. Gertrude has worked as a midwife since 1974. She said even though the Salayea Clinic did not record any case of Ebola, they operated in panic.“This clinic was never closed during the Ebola time. We worked here throughout, but with caution and fear that anything could happen,” Gertrude said.Gertrude, 64, is single mother of five children. She stated: “We became even more afraid when we started hearing about the deaths of some medical doctors and other trained healthcare workers in the country, especially in Lofa County.” She narrated that it was a horrible experience to have worked in such a fearful environment.She expressed appreciation to the government, through the Ministry of Health, local and international partners and the people of Liberia for collectively working to ensure that the virus is eradicated from the country.Like other professionals, routine healthcare workers without bank accounts, Gertrude received her hazard payments for Oct. to Dec. 2014 in cash.She lives in a dilapidated five-bedroom house near the Lutheran Training Institute. She said the house was destroyed during the country’s civil war. The grave of her late husband whom she said died immediately following the civil war is situated in the back of the yard. She has since lived in the partially roofed house, while gradually trying to complete it. “I will use this money to try and complete the other side of the house,” she stated.The World Health Organization (WHO) officially certificated and declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission on May 9. Also, 53-year-old, Esther Kollie, has worked at the Gbargbota Clinic as a cleaner for nine years. Esther said the Ebola virus killed nine members of her family. They included her sister and her children at her rented house in Monrovia. “I was here when they called me and told me that my sister was dead, two weeks later, they told me that they had taken all the children and our mother-in-law to the Ebola Treatment Unit. When I got there the following week, all of them were dead,” Esther lamented.She said even though there was no case of Ebola reported at the Gbargbota Clinic, they worked under terrifying condition during the EVD period.Like Gertrude, Esther is also hoping to use the hazard back payment to complete a four-bedroom house project in Monrovia.Payment to the 1,587 routine healthcare workers is in two categories. Professional health care workers which include certified midwives, nurses and doctors are receiving a maximum amount of US$900 dollars, while those who fall in the category of service providers suck like the security and janitorial staff are receiving payments within a range of US$200 to US$250 for the period Oct. to Dec. 2014.UNDP together with the Government of Liberia has been working to ensure payment of Ebola Response Workers (ERWs) through the establishment of an information management system for those paying Ebola workers and by strengthening existing payment systems.The workers were registered in the information system with job titles, harmonized rates of pay identified, and bank information for payments, where applicable. UNDP had also put into place a contingency plan to cover payments where existing payment systems or resources could not deliver salaries, hazard pay, and allowances to ERWs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia to Export Vegetables Soon

first_imgFor the first time since the civil crisis, Liberia through the help of United States Agency for International Development Food Enterprise Development USAID FED will begin to export vegetables to other countries by July this year.USAID FED Chief of Party Madam Agnes Luz made the disclosure recently following a roundtable conference with the media at a local resort in Monrovia.According to Madam Luz the export of vegetables by Liberia will boost the agriculture sector of the country and add more value to farmers’ produce.She said another benefit of the export is to help farmers earn more income and recognize that Liberia is part of other countries exporting food and non food items. She said her organization will continue to work with farmers to make sure that they are properly trained and that there is increased production and profitability. It will also work to stimulate enterprise and investment and improve work force and human capacity.Madam Luz disclosed that she is working in partnership with Brussels Airline and has established contact with buyers in Paris and other areas to purchase Liberia’s first vegetables exported to supermarkets and other market places.She described Liberia first export of vegetables as a legacy that will forever be remembered as it relates to USAID FED activities in the country.She said the beginning of the export is to improve the business mindset of farmers in all the value chains, adding that in the past she noticed that Liberians were not focusing on harvesting vegetables but through the USAID FED program the number of vegetables farmers has increased.Madam Luz encouraged Liberian youths to study agriculture as a career to ensure that Liberia becomes self-sufficient in agriculture.She mentioned that as a means of encouraging youths to join the sector, her organization and other non-profit organizations organized a back to school gardening program which gave students and adult learners access to farming and agribusiness techniques.“Liberia has a perfect soil for food production, and as an organization aimed at providing more value to farmers we will work in the last year of our project to stimulate private sector growth,” she said.The USAID FED boss hoped to have more farmers coming on board in order to make the business of exporting vegetables successful.She mentioned fertilizer as the major issue facing farmers because they are very expensive and appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture to provide fertilizers to famers at reasonable cost.She said farmers with their program have benefitted from hand tools, better quality cassava planting materials and training that have improved their knowledge and skills.Madam Luz pledged her organization’s commitment to continue empowering and improving the lives of farmers by ensuring that Liberian farmers export food to other countries like United States and France. Meanwhile, USAID FED is working on a five-year US$75M project to further empower Liberians in six counties to grow their own food.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more