Pibe Valderrama expects James to leave Real Madrid

first_img“He can play anywhere, quality has it. He played in Colombia, in Argentina. In Spain he was the best player on the team in the first year. Then a technician came and did not like it. Then he went to Germany and did well. If you get the chance in England that will start“explained the former player. James ends contract with Real Madrid in June 2021 and it is one of the candidates to be sold in the next summer market. The name of the Colombian has begun to move in the Premier League and the British press links him to Arsenal, Everton and Wolverhampton, the latter a club in which agent Jorge Mendes has great influence. Everyone against CoronavirusFollowing these recommendations we prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our country: 1. Wash your hands frequently, 2. Do not greet people with kisses or handshakes, 3. If you cough, cover your mouth with your elbow flexed or with a disposable tissue, 4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, 5. If you have a fever or shortness of breath, seek medical attention, but call line 123 first, 6. Follow the instructions of the authorities local and national.And remember, stay home! Carlos Valderrama was one of James Rodríguez’s childhood idols. The Real Madrid player always had Pibe as a mirror from his beginnings in children’s and youth soccer. The historic ’10’ of the Colombia National Team in the 90s spoke to Caracol Radio’s VBar and believes that the midfielder’s path should be far from the Bernabéu.“James is old enough to make decisions. I’m running but a while ago, if it’s me, I’m running. James has quality to play anywhere in the world. He has wasted a few years there without playing. James is crack, he is on the list of cracks, he has already shown it. That a coach does not like, well, perfect, but he started fighting it and he had no chance, so he started for another team that has the quality to play anywhere in the world, “said Pibe, who is in Santa Marta passing preventive isolation through the Covid-19. Valderrama, who played for Valladolid in Spain during the 1991/92 season, assured that James can succeed in another league in the world, just as he did when he was in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich. He likes the idea of ​​a transfer to English football. last_img read more

Agri-Minister admits Region 5 farmers traversing near impassible roads

first_img…blames farmers for deterioration Farmers in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) continue to struggle with not only the increased cost of rentals on their leases, but traversing roads that are difficult and in most cases impassable.The state of one of the dams the rice farmers must use at Onverwagting, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice)At the same time, those 2346 farmers have racked up a cumulative debt of nine hundred and seventy-two million, two hundred and thirty-six thousand, two hundred and seventy-two dollars ($972,236,272) to the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA-ADA) for land rental for the years 2016 and 2017.This breaks down as follows: 1632 farmers, for the year ended December 31, 2016, owed the MMA/ADA five hundred and sixty-three million, six hundred and ninety-four thousand, two hundred and forty-three dollars ($563,694,243); while 1526 farmers, for the year ended December 31, 2017, owed that entity four hundred and eight million, five hundred and forty-two thousand, and twenty-nine dollars ($408,542,029).These prevailing challenges facing the farmers were confirmed by Agriculture Minister Noel Holder in written responses tendered in the National Assembly in answer to questions posed by People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Dharamkumar Seeraj. This PPP/C MP had asked the Minister to provide information on what assistance Government has been giving farmers for farm and market access roads in the MMA/ADA scheme and across the rice belt.In response, the Agriculture Minister had said there are 30 miles of all-weather road and 760 miles of fair weather access roads for which the MMA/ADA was responsible to maintain each crop.Holder cast blame on the farmers for causing deterioration of “all the roads” by means of their machinery which is used to maintain and harvest crops. This, he said, is coupled with rainfall throughout the seeding and harvesting seasons, having noted that repairing dams during the rainy season is near impossible.“…the MMA/ADA has procured materials valued $6 million (crusher run, loam and white sand), which is being used by the Authority for (effecting) repairs to the critical sections of the all-weather road. Also, 80 miles of fair weather access (roads) were repaired to enable farmers to harvest their crops,” Holder had responded.He also outlined that several million dollars have been spent on assisting farmers through the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) and the Water Users Association (WUA).It was noted that the RDC had spent $31.4 million on upgrading dams in Region Five, while the Water Users Association had spent $4.7 million on upgrading dams.The MMA/ADA had, in 2017, increased land rental rates, but this development was met with widespread condemnation from farmers and the PPP/C.Rice magnate Beni Sankar had commented last year that the increases would not help to ease the challenges farmers were facing, as many producers who did not cultivate 25 bags per acre did not clear the minimum wage. He contended that this resulted in discontent and complaints.Sankar had reasoned that financial problems sweeping farming communities could lead to dire societal effects, including an increase in alcohol consumption with its concomitant social problems.Farmers are paid by millers according to the grade of paddy produced, ranging from A to C. However, for the last few years, farmers have been paid between $1500 and $3000 per bag of paddy. This has been coupled with challenges such as paddy bug infestation. Several farmers on the Essequibo Coast recently had to burn 100 acres of rice which were overtaken by paddy bugs.Meanwhile, Region Five rice farmers have protested the increases in land rental rates. In March, a group of irate farmers had gathered outside the Agriculture Ministry, where they vented their frustration over the hikes. The Agriculture Ministry announced the increase in land rent from $3500 to $15,000 per acre, which represented a 600 per cent increase; and other rates have been hiked from $1000 to $7000.The MMA/ADA has also stated that the fee was implemented so that it could take care of drainage and irrigation. Minister Holder, in his response, said farmers owed more in land rental before the 2017 increases.last_img read more

Arsenal team news vs Tottenham: Predicted XI for north London derby

first_img 11. Mesut Ozil 11 11 11 2. Mathieu Debuchy 28. Joel Campbell 4. Per Mertesacker 11 34. Francis Coquelin 18. Nacho Monreal 11 1. Petr Cech – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the predicted Arsenal line up in squad number order. 6. Laurent Koscielny 11 17. Alexis Sanchez 12. Olivier Giroud 11 Arsenal face rivals Tottenham on Sunday at the Emirates looking to bounce back after a humiliating 5-1 humbling at the hands of Bayern Munich.Arsene Wenger’s side are in the midst of a bit of an injury crisis at the moment, as demonstrated by Joel Campbell playing three games in a week, despite barely featuring for the Gunners prior to that.The Costa Rican was visibly fatigued within 15 minutes of Wednesday night Champions League clash but should start again, given the current injury list which includes Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky.ALSO READ: Tottenham Hotspur team news v Arsenal: Predicted XI for Premier League clashHector Bellerin is unlikely to have recovered from his groin injury in time while captain Mikel Arteta faces a late fitness test.So who will Wenger put his trust in to as he looks to banish the memories of Bayern’s midweek victory? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the arrow above, right, to see who to expect in the Arsenal starting XI.  11 11 11 11 19. Santi Cazorla last_img read more


first_imgThe children’s ward at Letterkenny General Hospital will receive a very special delivery tomorrow.Letterkenny General HospitalBook specialists Folens are once again teaming up with Friends of Letterkenny Hospital to spread some festive cheer in the lead up to Christmas by donating their popular annuals; Súgradh, Siamsa, Sonas and Spraoi, for the children to enjoy.The company will donate 300 annuals for the children’s ward so sick children can enjoy reading for the rest of the year.  VERY SPECIAL DELIVERY PLANNED FOR LETTERKENNY GENERAL was last modified: November 4th, 2013 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:annualsFolensLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more


first_imgThe Senior and reserve teams will play their final league game of the season on Sunday in Glenswilly against Dungloe. Throw in times Reserve 1.30 and Senior 2.45. A win is vital for the senior team to be in with a chance of staying in Div 1 for another year.The introduction to musical instruments for children class in cooperation with Ceol na Coille which takes place in the clubhouse each Friday will finish soon and classes will begin in December for anybody who wishes to learn or improve their ability to play a musical instrument.Circuits continue in the hall on Monday evenings, while conversational Irish classes take place on Wednesday from 7.30 to 8.30. Adults and over 12’s only. Lotto Match 3 winner this week was Paddy Devine. This week’s sellers are Paddy Devine and Paul Gallagher. Next week’s jackpot is €1580.The AGM will take place on Friday 11th January at 8.15pm. Nomination forms will issue shortly to all adult members.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY CLUB NOTES was last modified: November 20th, 2012 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more


first_imgNaomh MhuireThe Club Dinner Dance was held last Saturday night in Caísleain Óir Annagry with a large attendance. Awards on the night were as follows: Senior Player of the Year – Brian Gillespie, Young Senior Player of the Year – Shaun ‘Yank’ Boyle, Reserve Player of the Year – Hugh Martin, Young Reserve Player of the Year – Shane Greene. Clubperson of the Year – Charles Doogan. Hall of Fame – Jimmy Doherty. County Recognition – Adi O’Gara. Special Recognition – Thomas Duffy.Under-age training times: Under 6 training takes place every Saturday morning at 11.15am in the Aislann for players born in 2007 and 2008. Under 8s training takes place every Saturday morning from 10am to 11am in the Aislann for players born in 2005 and 2006. Under 10 training will begin this Saturday from 12pm to 1pm at the gym in the Rosses Community School. All players born in 2003 and 2004 should attend. Under 12s training continues on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7pm in the RCS for players born in 2001 and 2002. Please check the Naomh Mhuire Bord na nOg facebook page for regular updates and latest news re underage activities. The fixtures for all club under-age games for 2013 have been announced and are available on the club website. Peil na mBan; Comhghairdeas dó Caroline Sharkey, Erika Hanna and Jade O’Donnell who have been selected for the country minor and county ladies panels. We start our Club development camp on Tues 5th Feb in the Sporthall at the RCS from 5-6pm. We will run it on a ten week format of football skills and fitness at this level to link into our club plan of a continuous line of players from u12 to adult for the future of our club. This squad training will cater for girls from 9-13 years and will link into teams for u12, u13 and u14 girls teams for the coming season. Peil na mBan received the special merits achievement award at the Club Dinner dance and annual awards night held in Caislean Óir. Fitting recognition for the committee, parents and players of Peil na mBan who strive to promote ladies football and the One Club Initiative within fo-chumann Naomh mhuire.Mouthguards – please note this is a requirement for all now for training and games as passed by GAA headquarters. This is a requirement for all senior and underage players. The Bord na nÓg request all parents to purchase the mouthguards which are available locally in any sport shop. No mouthguard – no training or playing.Still some in Stock! Get one before the season starts! We now have O’Neill 22″ Kit Bags for Sale.Priced @ €28. TEXT O863189331 To order. Still a limited amount in stock. The Bord na nOg are holding a 5k run/walk on good Friday. More details will follow in the coming weeks.Jive Alive is on the way – watch this space for upcoming details. Auditions almost complete at this stage.Lotto details for week 30th January. Jackpot 1340 euro. No jackpot winner. There was two match 3 winner: Maura Greene – Loch an Iuir agus John Duffy – Loch an Iuir. January 100Club Winners: €400; Michael McGarvey – Rann na feirste. €200; Tony Delap – An Bhraid. €100each; Owenie McGarvey – Rann na feirste, Adi O’Gara – Bothair an Gleann, €50each; Lawrence Molloy – Tabhraine O’Dubhaigh, Paul Gallagher – Rann na feirste, Paul McBride – Loch na ndeorain, Sean Hanlon – Coilcheim, Joe Kelly – Gleann Suilli agus Seamus Mac Ruairi – Anagaire Thiar. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie.We will commence a 10 week programme in the RCS Gym in Dungloe on the 5th of FEB FROM 5-6pm.Any player who wishes to attend the camp,Please get their parents to contact the Runai or Development officer before fri 1st. GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 5th, 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:GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more


first_imgThe county U-16 panelDONEGAL LGFA NEWS: IT’S perhaps a measure of how far Donegal’s ladies team are progressing when a team from this county can go to a county like Monaghan and come within a whisker of upsetting the odds.The Donegal Ladies U16s did just that today.They travelled to the Eire Og club grounds in Smithborough and ran their hosts very close, losing in the end by just two points. It was a brave performance from the Donegal ladies who can push on from this result and take great heart from it.The final score was Monaghan 1-14, Donegal 2-09. DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: U16s RUN MONAGHAN CLOSE IN CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: March 17th, 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:Donegal Ladies U16sMonaghanlast_img read more

How far footballers will go to wear the shirt number they want

first_imgGianluigi Buffon: no.88In 2000, Parma’s 22-year-old goalkeeper decided he wanted 88 on his back, but was later asked to reconsider his choice by Italy’s Jewish community. It was pointed out to Buffon that it was a neo-Nazi symbol; ‘H’ being the eighth letter of the alphabet, meaning that 88 or HH could be interpreted as ‘Heil Hitler’. “I have chosen 88 because it reminds me of four balls and in Italy we all know what it means to have balls: strength and determination,” he said at the time, unaware of the number’s hidden meaning. Buffon then said he was willing to change numbers if it would help smooth things over.Paulo Futre: no.10Future, a 1996 West Ham signing, was not impressed when he entered the away changing room at Highbury to find the ‘wrong’ shirt hanging up with his name across the back. “All through my career I’d played in the 10 shirt, then I saw the shirt hanging up in the dressing room and it said: ‘Futre 16.’ He threw a strop and is said to have left the stadium when this got him nowhere and only got his way by bribing John Moncur, the man in possession of the coveted number. “I went to John Moncur and said: ‘John, I’m so sorry, you can come to my villa in the Algarve, stay as long as you want, play golf.’ He agreed. Since I was a child, I was always the no.10, apart from a time in Milan was Savicevic. Great players have worn the 10 shirt, I won the silver in the Ballon d’Or. Eusebio wore the 10, Pele; great players.”Clint Dempsey: no.2Former Tottenham midfielder Dempsey revealed why no.2, normally seen on the back of a rampaging full-back, is the number for him.Andriy Shevchenko, Mathieu Flamini and Ronaldinho: 76, 84 and 80At Milan there was a player fad for choosing their year of birth on the back of shirts. In 2008, when Shevchenko was loaned by Chelsea to the club he served so distinctly for seven years, young striker Alexandre Pato was in possession of his iconic no.7, so he asked for 76. Similarly, Clarence Seedorf was the club’s number 10, so Ronaldinho wore 80 when he joined from Barcelona in 2008 and Flamini picked his year of birth, 84, when signing from Arsenal in the same year. Nicola Ventola, Inter’s 78, had been doing this since the start of the previous decade. 1 Mesut Ozil has finally got the number 10 shirt he has been craving.The Arsenal playmaker got it when Jack Wilshere left. “It has never been a secret how special this number is to me. My childhood idol Zinedine Zidane wore this number and it is still the most characteristic one for the playmaker position,” he told arsenal.com. “I’m looking forward to putting it on for the first time at Arsenal after the summer break.”It may not seem important, but to some professional footballers it really is and something which serious thought has been given to.Ivan Zamorano: no. 1+8Inter had an envious and very expensive strike force in the late 90s, with Roberto Baggio joining Ronaldo and Ivan Zamorano in 1998, while Christian Vieri signed for £32m a year later. However, Baggio was given Ronaldo’s no.10 shirt and the great Brazilian was then assigned Zamorano’s favoured number nine. Taking exception to this, Chile international Zamorano opted for the bizarre choice of 1+8.center_img Zamorano, left, is presented with his bizarre shirt in 2015 last_img read more

Rooney ‘humbled and excited’ as FA confirm he will return to England squad

first_img 2 An FA statement read: “Wayne Rooney is set to make his 120th and final England appearance next week, as The FA honours his record-breaking international career.“England’s fixture against the USA is to be called The Wayne Rooney Foundation International in support of the legend’s charitable interests.“Manager Gareth Southgate will also name the 33-year-old in his squad to face the Americans at Wembley Stadium on Thursday, November 15 (8pm kick-off).“Following this FA initiative, the Wembley crowd will now get the chance to show their appreciation of one of England’s greats as the curtain comes down on a glittering Three Lions career that spanned three FIFA World Cups and three UEFA European Championships.” whoops Wayne Rooney is to make a sensational return to the England fold later this month, the FA have confirmed.The Three Lions’ record goalscorer will be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad for a charity fundraising friendly against the USA at Wembley on November 15. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Rooney has excelled since joining DC United Most Read In Football latest gameday cracker scrap LATEST Rooney scored 53 goals for England, more than any other player in history Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF The 33-year-old, who netted 53 goals in 119 appearances for his country, ended his international career in 2017 and moved to America to join DC United in June.But he will be now make one final appearance for England against the US.Rooney said: “I am truly humbled and hugely excited to play for England at Wembley again. I would like to thank Gareth Southgate and The FA for inviting me back and helping to support my Foundation in the process.“Playing for England was the greatest honour of my career – so winning my 120th, and final, cap will be a particularly special moment for me. It’s fitting that the match will be against the USA and I hope that both sets of fans enjoy the game.”Rooney, who has made a big impression in the States since moving to DC United, is expected to captain England in the friendly. revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 SORRY Southgate added: “The connection between The FA and former England players is something that has always been very important to me. Acknowledging the Three Lions legacy has been a major part of our journey with this current group of young players and Wayne Rooney is a hugely significant part of that history.“This tribute to Wayne is a unique opportunity that is befitting of our nation’s record goal-scorer. We’re fortunate that circumstances have allowed us to formally acknowledge Wayne’s immense contribution to England in front of the Wembley crowd and against apt opponents given the recent impact he has made in MLS.”England host the United States on Thursday, November 15, before taking on Croatia at Wembley three days later in the Nations League.Southgate’s side have picked up four points in UEFA’s new competition, drawing in Croatia and beating Spain during the previous international break.He will announce his squad for the two games on Thursday.last_img read more


first_imgShaun KellyA MAN will go on trial on July 15 accused of causing the deaths by dangerous driving of eight people in Co Donegal.Shaun Kelly, who is 24-years-old and from Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, will appear at Letterkenny Circuit Court for a jury trial on that date. The date was set by Judge John O’Hagan at Donegal Town Circuit Court today.A ‘fitness to plead’ application on behalf of the defence was withdrawn today.The men who died in the crash in Clonmany, Co Donegal, on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22) of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.JUDGE SETS TRIAL DATE FOR INISHOWEN CRASH ACCUSED CASE was last modified: May 21st, 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:clonmanycrashDEATHSDonegal Town Circuit Courteight deadInishowenShaun Kellylast_img read more