Pako Ayestaran: “Dani Parejo is not able to compete”

first_img The player was not included in the Valencia squad to face Bournemouth, and his manager Pako Ayestaran has now provided the reason behind this decision. According to ‘Superdeporte’, the fact that Parejo remained in the team hotel was due to the fact that “at this moment in time, the player is not in the right spirit or mental state to compete.” The manager still remains optimistic that the midfielder can be an important factor in his team and describes him as “a great player”. The Basque coach hopes that the situation resolves itself, but leaves the ball in Parejo’s court. CEST Upd. at 22:42 04/08/2016 Ayestaran said he is hopeful that the footballer “takes the time to deal with the situation and takes on board everything we have told him.” The case of Dani Parejo is proving to be one of the summer soap operas of Spanish football. Regarding Parejo’s future, the Valencia boss confirmed that the club “is clear that they want him to be here and do not have any intention of selling him.” Sport ENlast_img read more

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Dani Alves leaves Juventus ahead of Manchester City deal

first_img Alves insisted his departure was nothing to do with money. “I don’t play the game for money, I do it because I love this job. I love football and money never will keep me in any place.” He is likely to pen a 5m euros a season deal with City for two years. Dani Alves has left Juventus. The Brazilian departed after his contract was rescinded as the Italian side announced on Thursday. Alves will sign for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. He had a year on his contract with The Old Lady left.  Upd. at 18:21 The 34 year old signed from Barcelona on a free and came close to winning the treble, but Real Madrid beat Juve in the Champions League final.  IN SPORT.ES CEST Sport EN Dani Alves ya no es jugador de la Juventus 29/06/2017last_img read more

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Former Galway star Ollie Canning to host the latest Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour…

first_imgThe former Galway captain has All-Ireland medals at minor and U-21 level and represented his county in two All-Ireland senior finals in 2001 and 2005.  He also has three National League titles and two Railway Cup medals.  Over the course of his inter-county career, Ollie was also awarded four All-Stars for his contribution to his county.After a 15-year service, the sturdy corner back hung up his inter-county boots in 2010, but has continued to play with his club, Portumna, where he captained the team to All-Ireland senior success in 2008, 2009 and 2014.Ollie’s tour will offer fans a once-in-a-life time opportunity to see Croke Park alongside one of a Tribesmen great.  Due to popular demand, tickets for Ollie’s tour are limited.  For information on how to book tickets to Ollie’s tour log on to www.Crokepark.ie/legends.  Bord Gáis Energy customers can win tickets for all Legends Tours by signing up to the Bord Gáis Energy Rewards Club (bordgaisenergyrewards.ie).Speaking ahead of the Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour, Ollie Canning said: “What a day to be hosting a tour in Croke Park, the eve of the biggest day of the year, the All-Ireland Final! “I’m so excited to bring this small group of GAA fans on a behind-the-scenes tour around the stadium, and hope they’ll enjoy the tale or two I have planned to share with them.”“As a player, you seldom sit back and appreciate how special it is to be involved in days like the All-Ireland final.  You’re usually focusing on the job to be done on the pitch.  So it’s great that Bord Gáis Energy and the GAA Museum are giving players and fans the chance to be part of this unique experience.”“I hope the folks on the tour enjoy themselves and, more importantly, I hope Galway get over the line in the final!”These tours were first introduced in 2008 and continue to provide fans with an unforgettable opportunity to hear memories and anecdotes first hand from their GAA heroes.All Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tours include a trip to the GAA Museum, which is home to many exclusive exhibits, including the official GAA Hall of Fame and the new Imreoir to Bainisteoir exhibition, celebrating those who have won All-Ireland senior titles as player and then manager.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway stalwart to relive magical memories in GAA HQ Galway’s Ollie Canning celebrates at the end of the game. 2005 Guinness All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, Galway v Tipperary, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit; Ray McManus / SPORTSFILEcenter_img Ollie Canning, Galway legend, and brother to Seamús, Frank, Davy, Ivan, Deirdre, and modern day hurling hero, Joe Canning, is the latest GAA star to host the Bord Gáis Energy Legends Tour series at Croke Park.  Ollie’s tour will very fittingly take place on, Saturday 2nd of September, the eve of the 2017 GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final which will see the Tribesmen take on Waterford in the hope of securing the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the first time since 1988.last_img read more

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Galway U16 Camogie Teams To Face Cork In A and B All-Ireland Finals

first_imgJohn Mulligan spoke to both managers during Sunday SportHe first spoke to B Manager Mike ButlerAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/MIKE%20BUTLER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. The B team beat Dublin by 4-13 to 0-7 while the A Team beat Dublin by 3-15 to 0-7. Galway’s Under 16 Camogie A And B Teams booked their places in All-Ireland Finals in Coralstown-Kinnegad with both teams beating Dublin in their Semi-Finals. John then spoke to A Manager Gerry DolanAudio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/GERRY%20DOLAN.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Galway will play Cork in both finals on the 26th of August.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img

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Program on the rise: Stratford girls basketball looks to turn a good start into a great finish

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSTRATFORD — The Stratford girls basketball team’s 7-2 start to the season may be surprising to some but not to the Tigers.Stratford started the season 6-0 before suffering conference home losses to Auburndale and Wisconsin Rapids Assumption during the last two weeks.Second-year coach Tammie Christopherson has high hopes for the Tigers this season but knows there is still plenty of work to do.The Tigers cleared one hurdle toward becoming a top-tier team in the Marawood Conference South by beating Wausau Newman Catholic on the road on Dec. 10, but a 10-point loss to Auburndale and a turnover-plagued 57-30 defeat to Assumption on Monday have showed they are not quite there.“We’re a program that’s been building and rising,” Christopherson said. “I tell the girls we’re a good program. We want to be a great program. In order to be a great program, we have to beat these teams at the top of the Marawood. We’re sick and tired of being fourth or fifth, we want to climb out of that.“We’re heading in the right direction, but we’re not there yet. It’s a long season. I have all the confidence that we can figure this out and we can come back stronger the next time. The beauty of the Marawood is we get see these teams all over again.”Stratford has a roster filled with juniors and sophomores. The only senior is 5-foot-11 center Marissa Cepress.Juniors Macie Frueh and Tianna Hughes are each averaging 10 points a game, and Cepress, Savannah Schillinger, and Casey Kolbeck—the other three starters in the Tigers’ lineup—have also scored in double figures in at least one game this season.“We’re a small team, and that does hurt us sometimes,” Christopherson said. “We do get scoring from a lot of different places, and I think that is probably our biggest strength right now. We have to develop an inside game. We can’t rely solely on living and dying by the 3-point line. Slowly but surely we’re creeping into the inside game a little more.”The Tigers, 2-2 in the Marawood South, have games against Pittsville and Marathon coming up before beginning their second time through the conference slate. Christopherson said the team needs to continue to work hard and improve, especially in the mental part of the game.“We’re still young. My goal is that we keep getting better,” Christopherson said. “My first three people off the bench are sophomores. I see growth in them too. We have to keep building. This conference is absolutely insane. There’s no off night in the Marawood, but I guess I wouldn’t have it any other way.”Paul Lecker is publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com, a contributor to Hub City Times Sports. You can reach him by email at [email protected]last_img read more

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Hawaiian plans capacity growth after 2017 passenger record

first_imgPhoto Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines’ growth strategy continued to pay dividends in 2017 as passenger numbers hit a record 11.5 million to deliver 13 consecutive years of growth.Passenger numbers on Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline were up 4.1 per cent as it filled more seats on its planes and boosted its load factor by 1.5 percentage points to 85.8 per cent.About half the growth came from Japan, according to vice president of network planning and revenue management Brent Overbeek, as the airline benefited from investments in growing capacity and passenger volumes, especially in Tokyo.Read our review of Hawaiian.It also added capacity on inter-island routes such as Kona-Lihue (on the island of Kauai) and Honolulu-Kapalua (Maui) while experiencing solid growth in many mature markets, Overbeek said.While Hawaiian has not said how many extra passengers it expects in 2018, it plans  to increase capacity by 6.5 per cent.This includes new  routes to the mainland such as its Airbus A321neo services between Kahului on Maui to Oakland.Hawaiian took delivery of its first of 18 A321neo aircraft in November and plans to use the fuel-efficient aircraft to help boost services to the US West Coast.The 189-passenger aircraft features 16 leather recliners in the Premium Cabin, 45 Extra Comfort premium economy seats, and 128 economy seats.The mid-range aircraft, which will complement twin-aisle jet services to 11 gateway US cities, opens up new destinations for Hawaiian and it this week  added a daily Long Beach-Honolulu A321neo service starting May 31 to the list.The year-round service joins Portland -Kahului, due to start on January 18, Oakland- Lihue ( April 11) and  San Diego-Kahului (May 1). Los Angeles -Kona (Hawaii) will join the roster in the summer.In the pipeline for the airline’s fleet of Airbus A330s is increased capacity to Japan and New Zealand. Hawaiian and Japan Airlines plan to codeshare from March in a partnership that will provide passengers of both carriers with more options.Prospects are also promising for the airline’s services between the Hawaiian Islands, where it provides about 170 jet flights daily“The trends we are seeing for travel within the islands of Hawaii are also strong,’’ Overbeek said.The record passenger result comes as Hawaiian chief executive Mark Dunkerley retires in March and hands over the reins to chief commercial officer Peter Ingram.Hawaiian doubled the number of passengers flown under Dunkerley as it added service to destinations such as Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Seoul and Beijing and started new routes to Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Australia and New York City.Over the same period,  the company’s gross revenues increased four-fold to $US2.64 billion and its  share price rose from a 52-week low of 29 cents in 2003 to $US60.90 over a 52-week period ending November.last_img read more

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Innovision 2017 to Offer Education, Networking Opportunities for Security Leaders

first_imgInnovision Gala 2015Leaders in the loss prevention, risk assessment, and security industries plan to gather from February 20–22 for the comprehensive learning opportunity offered by the Innovision 2017 Educational Conference. The event, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has a lot planned for its 18th year.Originally designed to be an end-user conference held every two years, Innovision has changed into an educational event intended to inform and connect industry professionals in security and LP. “This year is the inception of something new: the event has morphed into a conference that goes beyond its original borders,” said Catherine Larouche, senior marketing manager at i3 International. “The industry is transforming, and Innovision will be a reflection of the changes going on in the field.”Interactive sessions for attendees at Innovision 2015.Attendees at this year’s event will benefit from roundtable sessions with peers, relevant advice from experienced speakers, and networking opportunities with solution providers. The show may even offer a bit of adventure: “We are putting together our first Craze event during this tradeshow and will host two more Crazes this year at RILA and NRF PROTECT. As usual, attendees can expect to be surprised!” said Larouche.- Sponsor – Although the emerging issues–data breaches, technologies to watch–are likely to receive a fair amount of attention at the event, the educational sessions at the show won’t leave out the traditional challenges faced by security and LP pros. “There will be sessions related to the more traditional side of security: the one where LP reacts to immediate threats endangering staff, customers and the bottom line. You can expect open forums on plans and actions to prevent and react to active shooting and shrink,” said Larouche.A full roster of experts will be on hand to share their experiences and advice as well. Keynote speakers at Innovision 2017 will include:Craig Kielburger, co-founder of the nonprofit WE Charity (formerly known as Free the Children)Crystal Kadakia, modern workplace and millennial expert, speaker, and authorKen Tencer, CEO of Spyder WorksAmy K Hutchens, Founder of AmyK Inc.Dr. Ashley Lesko, Leader, Square Peg SolutionsA wrap-up reference book of best practices will be available to all attendees after the event has ended. For more information, visit our Events page. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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23 days agoSuper agent Jorge Mendes eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fati

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Super agent Jorge Mendes eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fatiby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Jorge Mendes is eyeing Barcelona whizkid Ansu Fati.El Chiringuito says Mendes has approached the 16 year-old’s father to offer his services.For now, the player is in the hands of Rodrigo Messi, the older brother of Lionel Messi, who took charge of Fati’s affairs earlier this year.Mendes hasn’t always had a good relationship with Barca, though he does have Blaugrana fullback Nelson Semedo on the books.Fati is in new contract talks with Barca after his exciting breakthrough, with his current deal running to 2022. last_img

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Barriers Impeding the Disabled Must Be Removed

first_imgGovernment Senator, Floyd Morris, says removing the sociological, structural, and environmental barriers impeding the progress of persons with disabilities, is essential for them to make meaningful contributions to the society. “The talent is there, the potential is there, but it is being suppressed by the barriers that are there within the society and the lack of awareness by the general populace,” he said. Senator Morris, who is blind, was addressing the opening ceremony for a Disabilities Awareness Exposition, held on the grounds of the Special Education Unit in Kingston on November 28. He contended that persons with disabilities, who account for 15 per cent of the population, ought not to be cast aside, but recognized for the many accomplishments they have made, despite the factors that impede them. “I want to see us being in the face of the public where disability issues are concerned, so that people understand that we are a force to be reckoned with, and that as persons with disabilities, as citizens of Jamaica, we have a right to exist as well,” the Senator said. Mr.  Morris, who is also Director of the Centre for Disabilities Studies at the University of the West Indies, lamented that individuals within the society are of the view that persons with disabilities “should be confined to their homes, (as) they have no place in the broader society.” “Those who preserve that view are living within the dark ages. Things and times have changed where we have long moved from that perspective and attitude towards people with disabilities. We are in the 21st Century where persons with disabilities have broken the glass ceiling; they have moved on to university and have achieved their PhDs and are making contributions to the society,” he said. He noted that the talents and potential of this group can be better harnessed if persons are made aware of the services available to the disabled community. “If teachers and parents are aware of the services that the Special Education Unit, the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities and the Early Stimulation Programme offer; if the general public is made aware of what is available, I can tell you, you are not going to see only one or two persons with disabilities graduating with first degrees, with Masters degrees and PhDs, but they are going to be available in large numbers in Jamaica,” Senator Morris said. He suggested that embarking on a consistent public awareness programme is important in this regard, in order to achieve a more inclusive and friendly society for persons with disabilities. “For it to be effective, we have to have all the stakeholders – the government, private sector and  the media – on board to make sure that we bring the message of hope to the broadest segment of the Jamaican population,” he said. The Senator added that agencies and bodies that cater to persons with disabilities will need to re-double their efforts in order to ensure that the lives of persons with disabilities are transformed. Mr. Morris said he  is pleased that the National Disability Bill will soon be brought to Parliament, which is going to contribute to “a radical transformation in terms of how we view and treat persons with disabilities in our society.” The one-day exposition was held as part of Disability Awareness Week, which is being observed from November 25 to December 3. The event serves to celebrate the achievements of students with disabilities and thereby assist in the removal of barriers that negatively impact their personal, social and economic advancement. A lunch hour concert, showcasing the talents of students, was also held as part of the day’s activities.last_img read more

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