Toure turns down Brazilian club Botafogo

first_img “Yaya told us that he really wants to play in Botafogo but this is a very impactful decision for him and his family for an immediate decision. Moving to Brazil.“We’ve closed it but I still believe in Botafogo. Please, we will continue to send good messages to him and his wife.” Read Also:Yaya Toure nears Botafogo move Toure has had a nomadic career across Belgium, France, Greece, Spain, England and most recently China, winning several honours including one Champions League trophy, two La Liga titles and three Premier League titles among others. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder, Yaya Toure, has decided not to join Brazilian Serie A club Botafogo due to family reasons. Toure has been linked with the Brazilian top-flight in the last few weeks after helping Qingdao Huanghai win the Chinese League One title in his debut campaign. The 36-year-old was reportedly close to securing his first deal in South America but the club’s vice-president, Ricardo Rotenberg has issued an update regarding the move.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Simple Product Ideas That Made Their Creators MillionairesDeepika Padukone’s Most Memorable LooksA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their Death2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Linksters Place 6th At Richmond

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs golf team opened their season with a sixth place finish in the 9 team Richmond Invitationalon Monday 8/3.Meredith McCreary led the team with a personal best and 5th place individual score of 88.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

Third Eye Blind to perform

first_imgThird Eye Blind will perform at this year’s Conquest today, USC’s annual rally before the game against UCLA on Saturday.The event, sponsored by USC Student Affairs, will kick off at 4 p.m. in McCarthy Quad.There will also be performances from the Trojan Marching Band, the USC Song Girls, Spirit Leaders, Trojan Dance Force.Third Eye Blind is popular for songs such as “Jumper” and “Semi-Charmed Life.”Fall varsity sports will introduce their senior athletes, and coaches will take the stage.Food vendors will also be available at Conquest, including Great Balls on Tires, the Slice Truck, Nom Nom Truck, Calbi Truck and Cafe D’Amore.last_img

Rank Group moves support teams to new Maidenhead office

first_img Share Related Articles Share GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Submit Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 StumbleUpon Seeking to boost its operational capabilities, FTSE250 listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc has moved its support staff to a new office located in the TOR Building of Maidenhead.The migration of support staff to Maidenhead forms part of Rank governance’s ongoing ‘organisational restructure’, which was announced during the firms H1 2016/17 interim results.At present, Rank is undertaking group-wide changes to its management teams and corporate structures at ‘both club and central levels’.By migrating its centralise support functions to Maidenhead, the firm expects to deliver H2 group cost savings of circa £8 million, which equates to approximately 2.5% of the firm’s cost base.“The main driver for the move was to reduce costs of running two sites (leases were up) and encourage cross-channel working” Rank management detailed to SBC.Moving forward Rank’s Maidenhead will house the group support divisions of finance, HR, and legal (including compliance), as well as support teams for Mecca and Grosvenor retail divisions.last_img read more

“AFCON 2019 may be my last”- Asamoah Gyan

first_imgBlack Stars general captain, Asamoah Gyan, has hinted that fans may not see him when the next AFCON tournament rolls by in 2021.Between 2008 and now, Gyan has been part of Ghana’s AFCON campaigns which have produced two final appearances in 2010 and 2015.But the Kayserispor forward has given the strongest indication that Ghana may have to go to the next tournament without him.He was speaking after Ghana’s loss to Tunisia in the Round of 16 of the tournament.“This tournament could be my last one. Many things have happened and I have to go home and think about things well and see what happens.This is my 7th African Cup of Nations and so, I will have to reflect before I come out with any decision.”Gyan also said that he had moved past the drama that surrounded coach Kwesi Appiah’s decision to make him general captain of the team before the tournament in Egypt.The head coach named Andre Ayew captain leading Gyan to retire from the team but he returned after he was urged by President Akufo Addo to reconsider his decision.“This is in the past now. There were issues but they were solved. Life goes on. I have been the leader since day one and there are many people looking up to me.I have loved ones back home but this is not the time to talk about that. We are sad and we have to go home and see where we went wrong.We have young and hungry players who are coming up. They do not need to be downhearted else their club performances will be affected.We have to psyche them so they can prove themselves at their clubs and deliver. Then, we will prepare for a new round of qualifiers.”Gyan featured in two matches for the Black Stars in the 2019 AFCON. He made substitute appearances against Benin in the group stage and Tunisia in the Round of 16.last_img read more

NFL Draft 2013: Most Likely Landing Spots for Ezekiel Ansah

first_imgBefore the 2012 football season, most BYU fans—or the nation, for that matter—had never heard of a 6’5″, 271-pound Cougar from Ghana. But a few months later, the country noticed the athleticism and potential of Ezekiel Ansah, who could end up being drafted in the top five.Ansah recorded a 4.63-second 40-yard dash while at the NFL combine, and he has been praised for a rare dose of agility for his size. Despite inexperience playing the sport, he has a great shot at being draft early on in the draft.But what NFL teams have the best shot at landing Ansah? Here are a few programs that not only have shown interest in Ziggy, but have the right system for the defensive end to blossom in.last_img

Flood-saturated soil means some Iowa farmland won’t get planted at all this spring

first_imgAMES — Some Iowa farmers won’t have any crops to harvest this fall as they won’t be able to plant anything this spring due to the flood-soaked soil.Meteorologist Dennis Todey, director of the U-S-D-A’s Midwest Climate Hub, based in Ames, says some areas of the state are still underwater and the farmland in those areas has been inundated. “Things will probably be delayed for sure in those locations,” Todey says. “There probably will be some areas that will not be able to be planted this year, period. Delayed planting is an issue over the whole region because we have soil moisture, we have wet soils over the whole region, so any additional rainfall is going to be problematic.”Many fields are littered with debris left behind by the flooding, including trees, metal fuel tanks, pieces of structures, and all sorts of trash, but it’s the smaller stuff that will be harder to remove. “The areas that are heavily inundated, the soils there will be degraded because of depositing of sand,” Todey says. “Silt is not so bad because that’s a bit better, but the additional deposits of sand will degrade the soils and cause some problems.”Millennia ago, giant glaciers helped to form the land now known as Iowa, but this spring, we saw a much smaller, much faster example. “We had large movement of large blocks of ice so there’s a lot of damage done to things like bridges because of the ice,” Todey says, “and then other structural areas and other loss of soil because of large movements of ice over the regions.”Todey says all of that is beyond the damages to roads, bridges and culverts that will take time to repair. Spring flood damage in Iowa is estimated to exceed $2 billion.last_img read more

WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

first_imgThe rebranding and launch of a new logo reflect a “commitment to evolving and adapting to remain relevant with today’s modern audiences”, World Taekwondo said.The new look for the Korean martial art was unveiled on the eve of the World Taekwondo Championships, which got underway in Muju, South Korea on Saturday.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Pope presented with Taekwondo blackbelt from then world Taekwondo federationSeoul, South Korea | AFP |  The World Taekwondo Federation has changed its name to World Taekwondo after becoming uncomfortable with the “negative connotations” of its acronym, WTF.The body has been named World Taekwondo Federation since 1973, but it has been considering a change since the slang abbreviation ‘WTF’ gained currency on social media.“In the digital age, the acronym of our federation has developed negative connotations unrelated to our organisation and so it was important that we rebranded to better engage with our fans,” World Taekwondo president Chungwon Choue said on the body’s website.last_img read more

Ongoing Family Feud in Delray Beach Leads to Flying Fists, Arrests

first_imgAuthorities say a family feud in Delray Beach erupted into fists flying and eventually, a stop at the Palm Beach County Jail.Four sisters, identified as 29-year-old Karrissa Murray, 28-year-old Katrina Murray, 28; 32-year-old Kayla Murray, and 31-year-old Krishaundra Murray, are charged with misdemeanor battery.They were booked into jail on Monday morning and left later that day on their own recognizance, records show.According to a Delray Beach police report, the women’s cousin, 30-year-old Amber Jackson, was visiting her mother on June 7.Jackson was in the home’s driveway when the four sisters appeared.The report states Jackson told police that Karrissa spat in her face and then began fighting her.She went on to say that Krishaundra joined in and had a bottle which she never swung, although she did pull off Jackson’s wig.The other two sisters allegedly also joined in, by punching Jackson in the face.Paramedics treated her but did not transport her to a hospital, says the report.It adds that Jackson, a hair stylist who lives in Lake Worth Beach, explained to officers that she and the sisters “have had history in the past where they have not gotten along.”Courtesy: Palm Beach County Sheriff’s OfficeMeanwhile, Karrissa Murray told The Palm Beach Post this week that she and her sisters are planning to hire a lawyer and press charges against their cousin.“She was coming at me with a bottle and my sisters stopped her and she started fighting my sister,” Karrissa said. “Everything she said in the police report was a lie.”Records show that each of the four sisters has several entries in the Palm Beach County Circuit Court docket, on charges that range from traffic violations and evictions to domestic violence orders and child support issues.Katrina and Krishaundra have no felony arrests.Two years ago, Karrissa was sentenced to one day behind bars for a misdemeanor charge of public assistance fraud under $200 that had been reduced from a felony.In 2013, Kayla was sentenced to several months in jail for repeatedly driving with a suspended or revoked license. She was also charged with criminal use of ID and defrauding a health provider that same year. The charges were later dropped, court records show.Jackson also has a record. She was charged with felony-aggravated battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and child abuse seven years ago.The first charge was reduced to a misdemeanor, and Jackson elected pre-trial intervention. The last two charges against her were dropped.last_img read more

The House’s Fabulous Pension Bill: Extreme Display of Selfishness and Total Disregard for the…

first_imgThe House of Representatives last Thursday once again proved that they strongly believe the people elected them not to seek the people’s interest but that of themselves—the House members. But who is to blame but the PEOPLE themselves, the ELECTORATE, who put in power these people, so many of whom are a greedy, selfish, in-compassionate, inhumane and uncaring bunch of people?      These are desperate times in Liberia, when the Liberian government itself faces serious economic and financial difficulties, triggering the budget shortfall and the drastic decline of the Liberian dollar.If the people’s government can’t make ends meet, what about the ordinary people?  They are feeling not the pinch but the bite and the blight (affliction, scar) of their government’s pain.   Liberians are today experiencing the worst financial crisis in recent times.  They have never suffered so much economic hardship since the restoration of democratic governance.  It is so bad that the government says it has difficulty finding money to pay even the media, on which government depends to relate to the people.All the essential costs have escalated—food; transport; fuel; water; and education because all educational institutions say they, too, are seriously affected by the current economic downturn. But worse yet, just think of our poor people in the interior, who can hardly afford one good meal a day because the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says there is severe food insecurity in  Liberia, due to the failure of our agriculture over the past several years.  Even the nation’s leading breadbaskets, Lofa, Bong and Nimba counties, are facing food insecurity.  Liberians, despite their fertile land and abundant rainfall EVERYWHERE, are STARVING. And remember the tens of thousands of our youth, from age six up, not in school, but selling candy, towels and rat poison on the streets as breadwinners for their impoverished families.This is the time Members of the House of Representatives  have chosen to pass a law giving what our Legislative Correspondent Keith Morris has called “a fabulous” pension package for the leaders in ALL branches of government, who are already among the best paid people in the country!  The bill seeks to award the President, Vice President, the Legislators themselves and members of the Supreme “50% of their salaries and 25% of their benefits monthly for life upon their retirement—and much more!  And when such officials die, these benefits will extend to their spouses and children, for life!The House could not have chosen a worse time to pass this heartless, unconscionable,   unscrupulous bill, which clearly portrays its members as totally insensitive to the suffering of the Liberian people.  All these lawmakers ALWAYS think about is THEMSELVES.Worse yet, just think about WHO some of these House members are.  You have the likes of Edwin Snowe, who presented the bill to the House.  Has the public forgotten who Edwin Snowe really is?  Does the public remember Representative Edward Forh of District No. 16 in Montserrado County who was caught in the Social Development Fund  scandal?  It was he whom Montserrado Superintendent Grace Kpaan recorded on tape suggesting that she share between himself, herself and then Internal Affairs Minister Blamo Nelson US$400,000 from Montserrado’s Social Development Funds.   “You eat, I eat and the MIA Minister eat,” he told Supt. Kpaan, in a blatant attempt to cheat Montserrado people of money intended for county development.There is also Rep. Thomas Fallah of District No. 5, who diverted SDF money to his personal use.The House got angry with Superintendent Kpaan for exposing their members in their corruption, and did not rest until the President unceremoniously removed her from office.Is it surprising, then, that these are the likes of the House members who passed that bill  endowing themselves so lavishly and saying to hell with the Liberian impoverished masses?We urge the Senate to reject that bill; but if this body, which also has been known to have often acted selfishly in the past, passes it, too, we call on the President to veto the  pension bill.   The Liberian economy simply cannot afford it.  It would be a slap in the face of Liberia’s suffering masses.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more