Adama Traore open to Wolves exit

first_imgAdama Traore has said ‘he is’ open to a move to Real Madrid despite having previously played for their rivals Barcelona. He explained: ‘I have no resentment for what happened. ‘It would not make sense. Certain decisions of certain people do not mean that I have a problem with the club. ‘But when deciding my future I have no problem going to Madrid. It will be based on the decisions I make with my family.’ Even though Traore is considering a return to Spain, he says he has no regrets for leaving one of the top clubs in Europe. He said: ‘It was a decision of mine which decisions of Barcelona influenced. ‘There were certain situations that I did not like, problems with those responsible at the time and I made the decision to leave. Read Also:Wolves brace up for heavy interest in Adama Traore ‘These are things that I will tell in due course, but for now I keep them for myself.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Wolves star, who has notched up four goals and seven assists in the league this season, left the Nou Camp in 2015 for Aston Villa. The 24-year-old’s form has linked him with a stunning move back to Barcelona but now Real Madrid have joined the race to sign the powerful winger. Talking about a potential move to the Bernabeu, Traore told Spanish news outlet La Vanguardia: ‘It wouldn’t be a problem for me. ‘I don’t close the door to anything. Right now I am very happy here, the operation of the team is fantastic. ‘But both Madrid and Barca will arrive when they have to arrive.’ Traore spent 11 years at Barcelona but only made three first team appearances for the Spanish super club. He regularly played for their renowned B team but failed to make the grade and left for England in 2015. Promoted ContentWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Mesmerizing Wedding Looks From Different CountriesReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana JonesWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Best Actors To Start Their Careers On Soaps6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Loading… last_img read more

UEFA revisit FFP regulations?

first_img A similar approach to the suspension of the Stability and Growth Pact, an agreement among the members of European Union aiming at facilitating and maintaining the economic and monetary stability, could be the option for UEFA’s Financial Fair Play. Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan Loading… The future of European football is at stake and UEFA will have some important decisions to make regarding the Financial Fair Play regulations. UEFA introduced FFP to prevent clubs from spending beyond their means and to avoid having a host of elite clubs carrying unsustainable levels of debt. As the world is currently dealing with a non-football related emergency, the total losses limit of €30m might have to change when football resumes.center_img Football has been suspended across Europe and many clubs may face an economic crisis due to the long break. According to multiple reports, the talks about derogations of Financial Fair Play has already started in Nyon. La Gazzetta dello Sport is one of the sources claiming that two commissions have been set up in Switzerland to minimise the deficit European football is facing. The Coronavirus outbreak has already forced Euro 2020 to be postponed to next year and many clubs could be heading towards troubled water as their finances feel the effects.Advertisement Read Also: Coronavirus: Ronaldo set to lose £8.4m from Juventus contract The COVID-19 outbreak and the postponement of European domestic championships might take down a host of clubs unless UEFA will be lenient and overlook the current period. A host of clubs involved in the Champions League and the Europa League could be affected by the Financial Fair Play. The limit has been set at a €30m deficit over the past three years and UEFA could have to increase their threshold. Juventus, Napoli, Atalanta, Inter and Roma are all participating in the European competitions, while Milan have already been through the wringer because of Financial Fair Play, leading to a withdrawal from the Europa League ahead of the current campaign. Domestic Football Associations across Europe have followed suit and brought in their own form of financial regulation but might have to revisit their guidelines to avoid massive fallout in their own tournaments. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Here’s how football stars are spending COVID-19 lockdown

first_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Neymar’s quarantineSergio RamosThe Real Madrid captain is training in his private gym and is locked up with his family.In addition, videos posted by Ramos on social media show a garden set up for a number of sports. Cristiano RonaldoSurrounded by his extended family, Cristiano Ronaldo has been spending quarantine in his native Madeira since March 9. Paul PogbaThe Manchester United midfielder has been playing football in his very own ‘Paul Pogba Arena’ inside his house with his son.Toni KroosThe Real Madrid star has been setting challenges to his followers and training both inside the house and in his garden. Arturo VidalThe Barcelona midfielder is spending the coronavirus lockdown in his back yard, where he has been seen dancing and playing sports.Lautaro MartinezThe Barcelona target is locked up in his Milan apartment.The Argentine has been having barbecues, playing sport and enjoying the view from his rooftop terrace. While the majority of the planet is on lockdown as a result of the coronavirus, not everyone is spending it in quite the same way. We take a look at how and where footballers are passing their time. Neymar The Paris Saint-Germain forward is spending the coronavirus lockdown period in his mansion in his native Brazil along with his group of friends.Advertisement Read Also: Video: Ronaldo uses his kids as weights during home workoutsLuis SuarezThe Uruguayan striker has been seen giving dance lessons to his daughter. Leo Messi The Argentine has been training from home, with the help of his young sons. MarceloThe Real Madrid left-back uploaded a photo of his dog, with a Teqball table appearing in the background. According to L’Equipe, his house has a tennis court, football pitch and restaurants. Alvaro MorataMorata showed off his garden on social media, which looks more like a private park.He even had to answer a follower who accused him of having left home.“It is my house,” the Atletico Madrid striker insisted. Promoted Content8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Lot More People Should See Hanna’s Fantastic Bread Masterpieces10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?last_img read more

Gov’t to release P580M for reintegration of RPA fighters

first_imgILOILO City – The national governmentis releasing P580-million worth of social package to 310 members of theRevolutionary Proletarian Army – Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPA-ABB) who are set toundergo decommissioning this week.  They will be trained because theirconcern is that “they will be prone to abuse of their former comrades from theNew People’s Army,” said Pancito. The package consists of socialprotection programs, capacity development, livelihood and employmentassistance, housing assistance, financial aid, and projects to boost economicactivity in RPA-ABB areas. The former combatants are from thecities of Cadiz, Kabankalan and San Carlos, and Cauayan town, all in NegrosOccidental; Ibajay, Aklan; Maasin, Iloilo; and Tanjay City, Negros Oriental. After the training, these formercombatants will have their own detachments at the eight Peace DevelopmentCommunity sites manned by them. “We’re looking after their welfare,”Pancito said. Further, the group will be trained onthe military way of peace and security operations for two months.center_img Captain Cenon Pancito, chief of thePhilippine Army 3rd Infantry Division’s Public Affairs Office, said the Officeof the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process has given the go-signal torelease the amount. The demands of the group were jointlytalked and approved with the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces ofthe Philippines. The RPA-ABB is a splinter group of theNew People’s Army. It claims to have influence in 100 barangays in the country,91 of which are in Western Visayas. The RPA-ABB is currently known asKapatiran para sa Progresibong Panlipunan. It signed a peace agreement with thegovernment in 2000. (LTP, CBA, PIA-6/PN) “We call on the NPA operating inWestern and Central Visayas to take a cue from this group,” Pancito said.last_img read more

China rejects Trump criticism on trade

first_imgThe twogovernments are locked in an escalating tariff war over complaints aboutBeijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions. It threatens to tip theglobal economy into recession. (AP) A foreignministry spokesman called on Trump to “meet China halfway” in settling trade disputes. In this Aug. 6, 2019, file photo, a woman walks by a money exchange shop decorated with different countries currency banknotes at Central, a business district in Hong Kong. APcenter_img BEIJING – Chinaurged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to listen to developing countries andoppose bullying after the American leader criticized its trade status at theUnited Nations.last_img

3 Iloilo LGUs declared ‘drug-free’

first_imgFrom 65-percent drug-affected invillages, Tablate said it was now recorded at 20 percent. ILOILO – Three local government unitsin the province were declared drug-cleared, the Philippine Drug EnforcementAgency in Western Visayas (PDEA-6) said.   He added Miagao, which has 119villages, Passi City with 51 and Igbaras with 46 are now given the challenge onsustaining the drug-cleared status. The official declaration was doneduring a program in Miag-ao town on Wednesday; Passi City on Thursday; andIgbaras town on Friday. PDEA-6 regional director Alex Tablate Miagao mayor Macario Napulan,meanwhile, said the problem of drugs in the town has been addressed through thegovernment’s efforts. Tablate, meanwhile, said the publicexpects more local government units in the region to follow suit as Guimbal,Iloilo will also be declared drug-cleared next week.(With a report from PNA/PN) Tablate said drug-cleared status doesnot guarantee that illegal drug activities would stop since there is apossibility that newly-identified drug personalities will emerge in thelocalities. Passi City mayor Stephen Palmares saidthe drug-cleared status of the city was achieved through the cooperation of theresidents and other stakeholders. “True to our words, we have worked toachieve this status and we will continue our efforts to maintain this,”Palmares said.     To maintain the drug-cleared status,Napulan formed a “clustering” of villages that has identified its own head.center_img “It does not stop with thedeclaration. In fact, they shall double their effort because they need tomaintain, especially the villages,” Tablate said, adding the Balay Silangan canhelp the local government unit maintain its status. PDEA-6 regional director Alex Tablateon Thursday said all of the villages in the towns of Miag-ao and Igbaras, andIloilo’s component city of Passi were declared “unaffected,” citing the resultof the deliberation of the Regional Oversight Committee (ROC).   Tablate said the local governmentunits have established its respective Balay Silangan that will cater to therehabilitation of drug surrenderers. Members of the ROC include the PDEA,the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Department of Health,and the Philippine National Police.  When he assumed office in July,Palmares has vowed to clear Passi of illegal drugs by the end of 2019. Since President Rodrigo Duterteassumed office in 2016, he said there is a huge difference in the drugsituation in Western Visayas. “I meet with the cluster heads weeklyto get updates or reports on drugs to maintain our drug-cleared status,”Napulan said. “The Balay Silangan is vital tosustain the drug-cleared status of a municipality or city. If there are stillpusher-surrenderers in a drug-cleared local government unit, they will find ithard to troubleshoot and they will revert back to drug-affected status,”Tablate said. In Western Visayas, the Miag-ao townwas the first to be declared as drug-cleared, as it was the first to complywith the required Balay Silangan, he added. last_img read more

Buy-bust nets ‘shabu’

first_imgBACOLOD City – Suspected shabu weighingabout four grams valued around P60,000 was seized in a buy-bust operation inBarangay 3. Claudine Alianza, Ged Weber, PJ Hechanova, and Gilberto Mallari were nabbed in an entrapment operation in Barangay 3, Bacolod City on Dec. 16. POLICE STATION 2/BCPO The 27-year-old Claudine Alianza,18-year-old Ged Weber, 27-year-old PJ Hechanova, and 26-year-old GilbertoMallari yielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed. Police officers staged an entrapmentoperation which led to the arrest of the suspects around 6:10 p.m. on Dec. 16,the report added.center_img Aside from suspected shabu, a P200marked money and P300 cash were also recovered from them, police said.  The suspects were detained in thelockup facility of Police Station 2, facing charges for violation of RepublicAct 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

‘NO EXTENSION’ Businesses sans permits face closure

first_imgThe most prevalent type ofbusinesses in the city were in wholesale trade and merchandising, followed bythe food and beverage and hospitality sectors, with real estate and leasingcoming in fourth. ILOILO City – The deadline for businesspermit renewal this year is Jan. 20 and it won’t be extended, said Mayor JerryTreñas. On Jan. 21 the Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) of the citygovernment will start inspecting business establishments. “BPLO inspectors will check allestablishments. Those that have nobusiness permits or failed to renew them would be padlocked,” said Treñas. Treñas recently reprimanded BPLO chiefNorman Tabud for complainingthat the latter’s office did not have enough logistics to check if some businesseswere operating without permits. Mayor Jerry Treñas. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN BPLO’s 2018 data showed that the business sector here was predominantlymade up of microenterprises – around 90 percent of which had asset sizes of notmore than P3 million. The BPLO would be assisted by the Bureauof Fire Protection, City Tourism and Development Office and the City Treasure’sOffice. In a related development, the mayor issueda memorandum to barangay captains that the community tax certificate (CTC) or cedula would no longer be a requirementin the issuance of the barangay clearance for business. center_img “So very disappointing, it should nothappen again,” Treñas stressed. It recently came to Treñas’ attention that aseptic tank desludging company had long been operating without a businesspermit. He was referring to the MalabananSiphoning Services which littered the city with stickers advertising itsservices yet the BPLO had no idea it did not have a permit. “Nag-createna ko gani task force para mabuligan sya,” stressed the mayor. Treñas said the CTC would now becomputed and paid together with the business tax and other fees at the CityTreasurer’s Office. This is in line with the one-time assessment and one-timepayment at the business one-stop shop at the City Treasurer’s Office.  According to the mayor, this is part of the city’s effort to further streamline its Business Permits and Licensing System. The goal is to make securing and/or renewing business permit easier, he stressed./PNlast_img read more

Mayors league defers Manila meet due to Taal eruption

first_imgIn November last year, the city governmenthere donated a total of P4.5 million in financial assistance to seven LGUsdevastated by earthquakes in Mindanao. Mayor Evelio Leonardia. BACOLOD CITY PIO Mayor Evelio Leonardia, LCP nationalpresident, said some 80 city mayors were supposed to attend the meeting to beheld at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. BACOLOD City – The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) hasindefinitely postponed its National Executive Board (NEB) meeting in Manila onWednesday due to the Taal explosion. Leonardia said senators AquilinoPimentel III and Emmanuel Pacquiao have been invited as honored guests,together with Deputy House Speaker Michael Romero. On Tuesday afternoon, the Bacolod mayorhimself called for an emergency meeting with the City Disaster Risk Reductionand Management Council here to discuss Bacolod’s response and assistance to thelocal government units (LGUs) affected by the Taal eruption. Leonardia said the LCP, as a policy,provides a certain amount to affected cities, but some cities like Bacolod canalso donate part of its disaster fund. “With what happened, we thought it wouldnot be appropriate for us to continue with that, so we postponed the meeting,”he said. The donation was unanimously approved bythe City Council, based on the letter-request of the City Disaster RiskReduction and Management Office endorsed by Leonardia. (With areport from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Cauayan man stabbed dead

first_imgThe motive in the incident was not immediately established.        BACOLOD City – A man was stabbed dead in Barangay Poblacion, Cauayan,Negros Occidental. Police identified the suspect as Bernard’s 18-year-old nephew MichaelJohn Zamora. Bernard was rushed to the Cauayan District Hospital where he died. Officers of the Cauayan municipal police station conducted a manhuntoperation against Michael, who fled after the incident./PN The 50-year-old resident Bernard Zamora died of a stab wound on thebody, a police report showed. According to police investigators, Michael stabbed Bernard around 1:30p.m. on Sunday.last_img