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  • Love breaks discus record at Penn Relays

    first_imgPHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:Excelsior High’s Shanice Love fought off cool and rainy conditions on the opening day of the 2016 Penn Relays to break her own national junior record and the meet mark in the girls’ discus throw.The ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships Class One and Carifta Under 20 champion threw the discus 54.72 metres to erase the old meet record of 54.29 metres set by former Holmwood Technical thrower Gleneive Grange in 2013. Love’s throw also broke the national junior mark of 54.66m she set at the MVP track meet two weeks ago. Hydel High’s Devia Brown was third in the event with a throw of 48.34m.Love, who will move to Florida State University in September, was very excited with her throw.”I am feeling great right now and despite the fact that my sequence not that good, I used my last throw to go for it no matter what happened, win or lose,” she said.St Jago High’s Tissana Hickling also mined gold. She won the girls’ long jump with a best of 5.86 metres. Edwin Allen’s Annia Ashley was fifth with 5.46m.DIFFICULT TIMEHickling’s teammate, Jodyann Petrie, was second in the triple jump after a best of 11.97m while Samara Spencer of Hydel was fifth with 11.86m.It was clear from the first track event, the girls’ 400m hurdles, that the Jamaican athletes were going to have a difficult time in performing at their best at a cold Franklin Field stadium. Shannon Kalawan of Edwin Allen was second in the event to Anna Cockrell of Providence High, North Carolina. After a neck-and-neck battle to the penultimate hurdle, the American found extra to pull away for to in 57.38 seconds. Kallawan was second in 58.80.There was mixed fortune for the Jamaican high schools in the relays.Defending champions Holmwood and Edwin Allen were the only two schools to qualify for today’s 4x800m final following preliminary round action yesterday. Holmwood finished second in 9:15.15 behind Pennwood out of Philadelphia in 9:12.07. Edwin Allen were third in 9:12.65. Vere Technical, who won their heat in a pedestrian 9:19.89, and Spalding High did not advance.Five Jamaican schools are in the Championships of America 4x100m final set for 1:25 p.m. (Ja time) today. Holmwood have the fastest time, after winning their heat in 45.64.FAVOURITESDefending champions Edwin Allen are the next best with 45.79, while Excelsior (46.55), St Catherine High (47.08), and first time qualifiers Green Island (47.18) the other Jamaican teams in the final. One of the prerace favourites, St Jago High, had a major mishap on the first exchange between Kimone Shaw and Shaniel English and they failed to finish.There was also a big scare for favourites St. Elizabeth Technical in the girls’ 4×400 metres. They found themselves in early trouble, and anchor leg runner Junelle Bromfield, who got the baton in third place, kept her position and crossed the line in 3:50.19. They were the seventh fastest qualifiers for today’s final. Holmwood are the fastest qualifiers after winning their section in 3:46.58. Edwin Allen (3:48.07) are the other Jamaican team in the final.last_img read more

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  • GG Stakes abandoned

    first_imgRacing fans have been denied the chance to see the crack four-year-old colt SEEKING MY DREAM in action on tomorrow’s racecard.The Wayne DaCosta-trained 2015 Cal’s Jamaica Derby winner was scheduled to contest the 2000 metres Governor General’s Stakes but the race was abandoned after only three horses – SEEKING MY DREAM, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and FRANFIELD – were nominated.PERFECT NEIGHBOUR is also trained by DaCosta while Richard Azan conditions FRANFIELD.last_img

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  • ‘Mini Jalalon’ continues to impress for the Chiefs in crucial stretch

    first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “It’s still far. I’m challenged whenever coach Jerry gives me advice, especially when I commit mistakes. I always listen to him and I try my best to achieve what we’re trying to reach, to correct my miscues so that next game, I can correct those. It’s still a learning process for me and I know that I still have a lot to learn,” he said. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Onwubere bids EAC goodbye on a winning note Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSuperstitions have always been a huge part of Levi dela Cruz’ game that he continues to wear the same uniform he played well in for his next games.“Whatever I wore when I felt lucky, I won’t stop wearing it. Whatever I used when I was named the best player or whenever I play well, I would continue using it,” said dela Cruz, pointing to his gray jersey after pouring 20 points, five assists, three rebounds, and two steals in Arellano’s 81-64 win over Mapua on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Coach Jerry Codiñera, however, says that dela Cruz isn’t so much of a Salado, but more of a Jio Jalalon, going as far as giving him a moniker of his own.“He’s like a mini version of Jalalon. The Mini Bus Driver, or the Coaster Driver,” the PBA great said, triggering smiles from the press.Turning serious, Codiñera sees big things ahead for his 22-year-old guard.“For a rookie, he’s outstanding. I think he’s our third best player and I hope he’ll continue. He has a bright future, but he has to mature, his shot selection has to keep improving, and we continue on improving. He has to shoot well, defend well, and he has to direct and lead the team,” he said.Humbled with the comparison, dela Cruz knows that he’s still far from the level of the former Arellano playmaker.ADVERTISEMENT But no matter how superstitious he is, Dela Cruz, of course, washes his clothes first.It looked like Dela Cruz’ lucked rubbed off the Chiefs as they strung four straight wins in their late Final Four run to go up to an even 9-9 slate with the pint-sized playmaker leading the way.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDela Cruz has stepped up to the plate for Arellano, filling the shoes left by Kent Salado in the last two games, with the lead guard out for the season due to a slight MCL tear on his right knee.Interestingly, dela Cruz is wearing jersey number 16, the same number Salado wore until he changed to 3 this year. But he argued that it’s just pure coincidence, explaining that he devoted his number to his parents’ anniversary.last_img read more

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  • ‘Never say die’ is ‘done, not said,’ Jaworski reminds Ginebra after blowout loss

    first_imgJaworski also stressed that “never say die” attitude isn’t just any motto, but a way of life — something that the Gin Kings need to fully embody ahead of Game 5 on Saturday.“It’s not just said. It’s done,” he said. “I want to say that they are tired. I wanna say that for them to get back in the series. But they got to do more than what they did tonight.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “He didn’t come in. I heard he was coming but I didn’t see him. Maybe we were too far behind,” he said.Cone himself was disappointed for what he felt was a lackluster effort from his team, which is a loss away from a semifinals exit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBut for Jaworski, all hope is not lost for his old team, but he knows pulling off a comeback against the mighty Beermen would take more than just Ginebra’s A-game.“They’ve had a hard journey before the semis, and this time, it isn’t easy. They’re playing San Miguel and they have to put a lot of effort and desire together,” said the Ginebra great. “San Miguel is shooting threes and you’re not even defending. What will happen? They got to work their butts out.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles01:12State media: Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said has died02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism PBA IMAGESGinebra coach Tim Cone heard that the Robert Jaworski was about to pay the team a visit in the dugout after the game on Thursday, but there was no sign of the living legend when the final buzzer sounded.For the two-time Grand Slam-winning coach, the no-show was unsurprising, especially after the Gin Kings’ humiliating 81-102 Game 4 defeat to San Miguel to fall behind 1-3 in their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Now on brink of exit, Ginebra looking for more from supporting cast MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View commentslast_img read more

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  • Isco hat trick leads Spain rout over Argentina

    first_imgRecto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters GALLERY: Azkals make Philippine football history Spain’s midfielder Isco celebrates after scoring a goal during a friendly football match between Spain and Argentina at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid on March 27, 2018. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYSSpain blew Argentina away on Tuesday but coach Julen Lopetegui insists they can take nothing for granted at this summer’s World Cup.A 6-1 demolition, which included an Isco hat-trick at the Wanda Metropolitano, underlined Spain’s credentials as one of the tournament favourites in Russia, while exposing Argentina, who were without the injured Lionel Messi.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comebackcenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Diego Costa was back in Spain’s starting line-up for the first time in eight international matches and he marked his return with the opening goal.Isco then scored twice either side of what proved to be no more than a consolation from Argentina’s Nicolas Otamendi, before Thiago Alcantara, substitute Iago Aspas and Isco’s third completed the rout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I am very satisfied with a win against the finalists of the previous World Cup,” Lopetegui said. “It is an opponent that has a fantastic history, but nothing else, it does not change anything, we have to start the World Cup with zero points (in the group stage).”As irresistable as Spain were going forward, Argentina were lamentable at the back and coach Jorge Sampaoli will have questions to answer with the World Cup less than three months away.  MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery – Harrowing night for Argentina –It was a harrowing night for Argentina but perhaps not a good one either for Alvaro Morata. Costa’s goal, coming before Aspas entered as a substitute to score one and set up two more, meant the Chelsea forward was hardly missed.“We decided to put Diego in, we thought it was what we needed,” Lopetegui said. “In the second half, Diego had a problem and we wanted to see Iago. They will both be full of confidence, along with all the players that come with us.” The victory also means Spain have now scored in all their 18 games under Lopetegui, a new record for a Spanish coach. Without Messi, Gonzalo Higuain was the visitors’ principle threat up front, with Ever Banega, Maximiliano Meza and Giovani Lo Celso given the chance to impress behind him in a 4-2-3-1 formation. For Spain, Lopetegui adopted a 4-3-3, with Isco and Asensio either side of Costa, and Thiago, Andres Iniesta and Koke again forming an attacking midfield trio.In a week where the Catalan crisis continued to dominate the Spanish headlines, Barcelona’s Gerard Pique was whistled by the home fans whenever he received possession. There were applauds too from some sections of the crowd and the jeers were temporarily drowned out by cheers when a thundering Pique tackle prevented a threatening Argentina break. For the first goal, Costa put his body where others might not, bundling the ball in between the leaping Fabricio Bustos and goalkeeper Sergio Romero, the latter forced off as a result and replaced by Willy Caballero. Cabellero was then at fault for Spain’s second, as his poor clearance landed at the feet of Thiago. Three passes later, the last from Asensio, allowed Isco to sidefoot home.  View comments Argentina pulled one back before half-time when Otamendi headed in Banega’s cross but their defence would only keep them competitive for so long. With Costa substituted, Aspas made an instant impact, setting up Isco and then Thiago, before scoring himself after De Gea’s long pass.Isco guided into the corner for his hat-trick in the 74th minute. Argentina looked relieved when the final whistle blew. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I have to take responsibility,” Sampaoli said.He might cling to the hope of Messi, whose hamstring strain meant he was not even in the squad, instead left to watch on from the stands. “Leo trained with us, he had a very good week of workouts but still had some discomfort in his leg,” Sampaoli said.Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria were also out injured but Argentina’s problem was less creating chances than containing Spain’s as Costa, Isco and Marco Asensio simply proved too quick to catch. Asensio is likely still to give way to David Silva but Costa showed he is ready to be Spain’s main striker, this game completing his reintegration after an autumn disrupted by his Chelsea departure.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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  • CBL to Testify in Beyslow’s Bond Case

    first_imgFormer Commerce Minister Miatta BeysolowWhat was expected yesterday as proceedings to have afforded Accident and Casualty Insurance Company (ACICO) opportunity to justify its US$2 million criminal appearance bond took a dramatic turn when government lawyers asked for the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) to appear and testify about a certificate of asset it issued to the insurance company.Immediately after prosecution presented the case regarding the issuance of the certificate to Presiding Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘C’, the judge ordered the clerk to cite the bank’s officials to come and show reason why they issued the document to ACCICO.The CBL will appear on Tuesday, March 29 to testify on the prosecution’s argument.Before prosecution’s request the prosecutor had earlier challenged the financial capacity of the insurance which they asked the court to deny and demanded a new bond.ACCICO posted the bond which prevented the court from authorizing the imprisonment of former Commence Minister Miatta Beyslow along with former Managing Director of Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, T. Nelson Williams, Jr., including two other senior public officials.They were indicted for their involvement in the misapplication of US$5.8 million from the sale of an oil grant from the Government of Japan to the Government of Liberia, intended for the recipient’s social and economic development. The insurance company relied on the certificate and withdrew its initial motion to justify its bond, after the bond was challenged by the prosecution and subsequently filed an amendment with the certificate attached to it.Further in their argument to cite the CBL, the prosecution contends that ACCICO, serving as surety for the defendants’ bail bond, has not satisfied the court and whether there is any legal authority and evidence to prove that ACCICO has the ability and capacity to do so.They also claim that there is no statement of accounts of ACCICO from any financial institution, including CBL or outside of Liberia, attached to the bond to show evidence that it has financial capacity to serve as surety required under the law.In counter argument ACCICO’s lawyers said, the CBL issued them the certificate confirming the company has assets in the country over US$3.0miliion and the bank considers that they have sufficient assets in the country to cover the bond of US$2million.According to them, the CBL certificate legally validates the defendants’ bond coupled with its audit report submitted to the CBL for 2014 and it could also submit the audit for 2015 as mandated by the 2011 Issuance Act.Meanwhile, the bond justification hearing also did not take place yesterday, because the defense team claimed that they received the information for yesterday’s hearing late, as such they were unable to contact all of the defendants and the insurance company.That matter is postponed to Tuesday, March 29.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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  • Madam Elizabeth Sele Mulbah Turns 70 Today

    first_img– Advertisement – Like most of her siblings born in Bolahun, Lofa County to a polygamous father, Chief Cutbert P. Sele, in the home of over 12 wives, the circumstances of Elizabeth’s birth were obviously very difficult. This was especially so given the fact that her mother, Madam Jenneh Jarso Karma, was not the head wife.As is customary, the head wife was instrumental in bringing Jenneh in as a younger wife to Chief Sele. But, Jenneh, being a younger woman, was soon considered a threat to Sele’s head wife. For the sake of peace, therefore, Jenneh left the home, leaving her young child, Liz, behind.Things got more difficult for her, for in the absence of her dear mother, little Liz had to serve the head wife and all the other wives.But once she got baptized in the Saint Augustine Episcopal Church on the Episcopal Mission in Bolahun, Liz took very seriously her faith in Almighty God and her education, which began there.Following her completion of the Bolahun Mission High School, she entered the Mission’s partner institution, Cuttington University, where she earned the BSc degree in Nursing. She later matriculated to the College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, where she obtained the Master’s degree in Nursing Service Administration.Upon her return home, Elizabeth worked as a classroom and clinical instructor at the Curren Lutheran Hospital and School of Nursing and Midwifery and later Director of Nursing Service in Zorzor, Lofa County.  Liz returned to her alma mater, Cuttington, where she served as Lecturer, Clinical Supervisor and later Dean of the Department of Nursing.After six years in that position, she was appointed Program Manager and later Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Liberia (CHAL), where she served for 10 years. She later became Community Development Specialist with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and with the program for the Reconstruction of Rural Housing in Liberia.Elizabeth Sele Mulbah is the first Liberian to be inducted into the Gamma Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at the College of Nursing, University of Iowa, USA.A noted public speaker, she has many unpublished speeches and a draft Autobiography titled, Blessed Tears that tells the story of her life and the rich experiences she has had, her contributions to nursing, church and state.Her speaking engagements and training in community services have taken her to the United States of America to the Carter Center in Atlanta, International Peace Academy in Washington, the Institute of Peace in New York, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Mali in Africa, and in Europe.She has been honored by Cuttington University (President’s Award for her contribution to the college), her church, community and the National Nurses Association.In her autobiography, Elizabeth Mamai Korpo Sele Mulbah describes her journey “from nowhere as a struggling child with eleven stepmothers” to the eminent woman she has become, known nationally and internationally.  This, she insists, has been made possible through nothing but “the grace of God.”Elizabeth says she is inspired by her relationship with the Lord through Jesus Christ and her desire to honor Him in what she does. What she hates is exploitation of any kind. “We should strive for a win-win situation in all relationships and at all times everywhere,” she says.It is, therefore, not surprising that as she turns 70 today, May 11—a milestone which she describes as “undeserving, but achieved  totally through the mercy and grace of God,” Mrs. Mulbah will start her day, en route to work, with a Communion service at St. Stephen Episcopal Church, 10th Street, Sinkor, at 8 a.m.A Thanksgiving service will take place on Sunday, May 14 at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Paynesville, starting at 10 a.m.On Monday, May 15, there will be cook-outs at the Elizabeth Sele Mulbah Institute in Duazon, Margibi County, and at the New Destiny Christian High School of the Karpilees on the ELWA Road, Paynesville.The thanksgiving, she says, is in honor of “All my ‘kids’” especially those whose natal day and wedding anniversaries fall on May 11.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Madam Elizabeth Sele Mulbahlast_img read more

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  • EBD man granted $500,000 reduced bail on causing death charge

    first_imgRamanand Jagdeo, 44, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was on Tuesday granted $500,000 reduced bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with the offence of causing death by dangerous driving.Jagdeo was previously placed on $1 million bail after he denied that on February 22, 2018, at Peters Hall Public Road, EBD, he drove motor car PRR 4395 in a dangerous manner, thus causing the death of Alexander Akia.However, on Tuesday, his attorney made a successfully application for bail to be reduced before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.It was previously reported that Jagdeo was speeding along the Peters Hall Public Road when he collided with the pedal cyclist.As a result of the impact, Akia’s leg was severed from his body. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he succumbed while receiving medical attention. The matter will continue on July 3.last_img read more

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  • War club, egg among Arnold’s presents

    first_imgNuñez did not report any investments or additional income beyond his government salary last year. However, his wife earned more than $100,000 in consulting fees from the South Coast Air Quality Management District and a coalition of health care groups that backed Proposition 86.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Clint Eastwood gave him wine, a cheese basket and candy. And Rob Reiner gave him an orchid. The governor also received a $50 membership to the Cayucos Senior Citizens Club. A spokesman for Schwarzenegger, who will turn 60 in July, said it was not entirely clear why he received the gift, but the governor appreciated it just the same. The report also revealed that Schwarzenegger sold two cars, an antique 1959 Thunderbird and a Cadillac Escalade. Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, D-Los Angeles, who remarried his wife in 2005 after being divorced for 10 years, reported wedding gifts from Capitol insiders in 2006. Among them was a gift certificate for $1,425 from 57 lawmakers who each chipped in less than $50 apiece. He also received a $5,000 Nordstrom gift certificate from his staffers, but it was not a wedding gift, according to Nu ez’s spokesman. SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may have learned to walk softly as a politician, but he has a ceremonial war club to carry just in case. The club comes courtesy of the president of French Polynesia and was among several exotic items reported on Schwarzenegger’s 2006 statement of economic interests, filed Thursday with the state Fair Political Practices Commission. The governor also received a ceramic egg and a book on Mexican art from former Mexican President Vicente Fox. Schwarzenegger reported receiving ski gear from the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, a $323 pen from Lord John Browne, chairman of BP Amoco PLC, and fishing gear from the premier of Manitoba. last_img read more

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  • Sneijder completes Nice signing after medical

    first_img0Shares0000Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder arrives for a training at the Nice football club on August 7, 2017 © AFP / Yann COATSALIOUNice, France, Aug 7 – Wesley Sneijder completed his free transfer to Nice on Monday as the Ligue 1 club secured yet another star name.Following the signing of France international Hatem Ben Arfa two years ago and Italian bad boy Mario Balotelli last season, unfashionable Nice have done it again to secure the services of another marquee signing. “Nice can count a third Champions League winner in our squad after Dante and Mario Balotelli,” said the club.“Having arrived on the Cote d’Azur on Sunday night, Wesley Sneijder is an Eaglet after passing Monday’s medical exam.”Nice have made a habit of securing eye-catching acquisitions with Brazilian Dante, who won the Champions League with Bayern Munich in 2013, and Moroccan playmaker Younes Belhanda both joining last summer.Belhanda was on a year-long loan and returned to Dynamo Kiev at the end of last season before moving on to Galatasaray, to replace the departing Sneijder.The Dutchman, his country’s all-time record caps holder with 131, won the Champions League alongside Balotelli under Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan in 2010.He is Nice’s fifth summer recruit, although they have also seen a few players leave with more still coveted by richer clubs.The 33-year-old Snejider has won league titles in four different countries having started his career at Ajax and moved on to Real Madrid, before joining Inter and then Galatasaray.His signing is a huge boost for Nice, who finished third last year and face a two-legged play-off with Napoli later this month to earn qualification for the Champions League group stages.Meanwhile, Nice also signed French youth international Allan Saint-Maximin from champions Monaco on Monday after he passed his medical exam.Nice did not reveal the fee paid for the 20-year-old, who made his Ligue 1 debut for Saint-Etienne as a 16-year-old, but had reportedly baulked at an asking price of 10-12 million euros.He only made his Monaco league debut as a substitute in Friday’s 3-2 win over Toulouse having spent the previous two seasons since joining from St Etienne on loan at first Hannover in Germany and then last year at Bastia.Brazilian Dalbert and Frenchman Valentin Eysseric are both expected to leave Nice soon for Serie A clubs — Inter Milan and Fiorentina respectively.Centre-back Paul Baysse has already joined Malaga in Spain with right-back Ricardo Pereira returning to Porto following a loan spell.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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