Because Saul, Oblak and Felipe are the first, second and fourth most used men by Simeone this season, with 2,760, 2,706 and 2,221 minutes. The third is Thomas who could belong to the group of ‘miracles’ if it had not been for slight muscle discomfort that made him miss the game in Anoeta on the 4th day (2,289′). Correa, meanwhile, is the tenth footballer who has played the most, 1,637 ‘. The rest of the list, however, are unusual: Adam (144 ‘), Beautiful (1,341’), Llorente (601 ‘) and Saponjic (62’), among all (2,148 ‘) do not add up to the total minutes of Felipe and Thomas. Koke’s lack of seven games has turned out that Atlético has only been able to win two games without him (to Betis and Levane), with four defeats and one draw, the data once again corroborates why he always plays, because Atlético sin Koke sinks, loses course: the only elimination of Simeone in the group stage of the Champions League also He arrived with Koke injured. The short staff of 23 players with the incorporation of Carrasco in this winter market, but two of them without counting until the losses have forced (Vrsaljko and Saponjic), so that field players are 18, against Granada only twelve available for Cholo. Again the injuries squeeze Simeone in January. Since December they have rampaged. Ten are (20 since the season began in August). The last two in Madrid-Atlético, Herrera before the game and Morata during. For the game of the weekend against Granada, there are eight plus one, because to the injured there is a penalty, Felipe, who saw the fifth yellow in the derby. In fact Felipe is one of the eight miracle men this season for Cholo: because yes, hThere are eight players from the rojiblanca team who have not been injured. Nothing. Not a muscle ache, although it seems incredible, science fiction. Oblak, Adam, Beautiful, Saul, Llorente, Saponjic, Correa and Felipe himself (That in Portugal, by the way, was never injured, and that is a factor that from now on Andrea Berta should study a lot in the future ones). That is, of the eight three undisputed headlines and another almost.
The last Sunday, Bartomeu met with Abidal to ratify him in his position, although the subsequent statements of this in an interview with the newspaper Sport, ensuring that some players did not work enough with Ernesto Valverde, seemed to have changed the situation.Nevertheless, the club wants to undertake the signing of a nine after Dembélé’s injury and the weight of the negotiation must be carried by Abidal. Of course, sources consulted by AS, believe that the French will not continue in the club next season. Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of Barcelona, He has no intention, at least for now, of dismissing Eric Abidal as sports director of the club after his statements on the Barca costume, later answered harshly by Messi. This was stated by Esport3 and Sport, media that indicate that the president’s goal is relieve tension between the parties and force a reconciliation.
Today’s games Group A Tarrant vs Greater Portmore Tivoli vs St George’s Group B STATHS vs Eltham High Group E Charlie Smith vs Clan Carthy Holy Trinity vs Mona Group F Edith Dalton vs KTHS Charlie Smith will go for their second straight win in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup football competition this afternoon when they take on Clan Carthy in one of two Group B matches at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, starting at 3:30 p.m. In the other group game, Holy Trinity entertain Mona at the Bell-Chung Oval. Charlie Smith kick-started their campaign with a 2-1 win over Mona on Monday and victory over Clan Carthy, who will be playing their first match of the season, would put them at the top of the standings with a maximum six points. “That is one of our objectives – to take the lead,” Charlie Smith’s head coach, Jerome Waite, told The Gleaner. “Not only to take the lead, but to stay ahead. It will be a tough season as the talent pool is not that great, but we are ready to take the lead,” he added. The 2014 beaten finalists were less than impressive in their opening fixture, but Waite promised a much-improved display this afternoon. “It (performance) will be a little bit better, the surface will be better, so I expect the players to rise above expectations,” he surmised. Last season’s beaten finalists, St George’s College, will open their season today when they travel to the Edward Seaga Sports Complex to play Tivoli in one of two Zone A matches. Tarrant will play Greater Portmore in the other Group A game. In the lone Group B match, St Andrew Technical High School (STATHS) oppose Eltham High, while one game will be on in Group F, with Edith Dalton James hosting Kingston Technical High School. All games start at 3:30 p.m.
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MOST READ He pitched three-hit ball into the seventh to help Chicago avoid a sweep and got a standing ovation as he walked off the mound.“He’s so steady,” manager Joe Maddon said. “He’s kind of like that stoic figure that you’d like to have, kind of unflappable in most situations. So every team wants guys like that.”The trade that brought Arrieta from Baltimore in July 2013 helped fuel the Cubs’ rise. He is 54-24 over the past three seasons with a 2.71 ERA, two no-hitters and a Cy Young Award in 2015. But he turns 32 in March and figures to land a huge deal in free agency.ROTATION MATTERS: The Cubs could have two rotation spots to fill with Arrieta and Lackey possibly gone.One of them could go to Mike Montgomery. He made 14 starts and 44 appearances, finishing with a 7-8 record and 3.38 ERA.The 38-year-old Lackey has an expiring contract and might retire.DAILY DOSE: With his booming bat and limited skills in the field, Schwarber’s game appears made for the American League.Maddon, however, insisted he can be an everyday player in the NL. He said Schwarber has improved his footwork on throws from left field but needs to take better routes on fly balls.“So the stuff you see to this point that you don’t like maybe is very correctable,” Maddon said. “And when you have a guy that works like he does, you have to believe it’s going to happen.”Though he hit just .211, Schwarber came on strong near the end of the season to finish with 30 home runs. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber reacts after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs’ season had just ended when Anthony Rizzo made a bold prediction.No, he didn’t promise another championship.ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING TIME: The Cubs could be in the market for a closer for the second year in a row.Aroldis Chapman signed with the Yankees last winter after a midseason trade brought him to Chicago from New York. Davis now has an expiring contract.Acquired from Kansas City last winter, he converted 32 of 33 saves. But the three-time All-Star was shaky in the postseason with a 4.26 ERA.NO RELIEF: President of baseball operations Theo Epstein insisted he has not lost faith in Carl Edwards Jr. and Montgomery despite their playoff struggles out of the bullpen. Edwards — like Montgomery — pitched well during the regular season.“Those two guys who have been the ones struggling this postseason, they got the three biggest outs in Cubs history last year,” Epstein said, referring to the 10th inning of Game 7 at Cleveland. “They both had really good years, and they both finished strong.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “We’re gonna consistently compete here for years to come,” Rizzo said. “That’s what this organization has been built on. We want to compete for a five- or six-year period, every single year. We’re in position to do that. We’re gonna be in a position next year to make a postseason run, but it’s not gonna come easy and it’s something we can’t take for granted.”The Cubs started slow this season after beating Cleveland last year to win the World Series for the first time since 1908.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBut they looked more like themselves in the second half, posting the best record in the National League after the All-Star break. Chicago finished with 92 wins to capture its second straight NL Central championship and beat Washington in a grueling Division Series.The Cubs just couldn’t hang with the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLCS and got knocked out in five games. Even so, this team was built to last and doesn’t appear to be fading anytime soon. Nets’ national anthem singer kneels to finish performance Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber and rookie Ian Happ are all 25 or younger. Rizzo is hardly an old man at 28. The same goes for 27-year-old Kyle Hendricks.Even so, some big questions loom for a team with three straight trips to the NLCS.Topping the list is Jake Arrieta’s future since he has an expiring contract. John Lackey is likely on his way out. Closer Wade Davis has an expiring contract, and the bullpen struggled in the playoffs after a strong regular season.Here are some things to know heading into the offseason:ARRIETA OUT?: Arrieta got quite a send-off in Game 4 of the NLCS, if indeed that was his final start as a Cub.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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– as company pushes aheadHaving announced last week that Cabinet has ordered the review of the contract between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and Smart City Solutions Inc on the controversial Parking Meter Project, Minister of State Joseph Harmon disclosed on Thursday that this process has commenced.Speaking at this week’s post-Cabinet briefing, Harmon said that the contract is currently at the Attorney General, Basil William’s, Office. Williams along with Finance Minister Winston Jordan were asked to review the document.“The contract, I’m told, has now being given to the Attorney General so he will have to review it and in the fullness of time give his determination of what is in it,” Harmon said.Moreover, Harmon went on to explain that based on the AG’s advice following his review, Cabinet will take appropriate actions.Nevertheless, even as Government is conducting its review, City Hall has gone ahead with the project. In fact on Wednesday the owner of the company contracted to carry out the project, Kamau Cush, brought a demo parking meter, showing members of the public how to operate the equipment.On the other hand, there continues to be mounting concerns over the lack of transparency in the deal, which persons say appears to be a shady one aimed at exploiting the local populace.However, Cush, who owns both National Parking Systems (NPS) and Smart City Solutions (SCS), maintained that the project is a legitimate one. He told reporters on Wednesday that he is not bothered by the review being conducted by Government since it is intended to detect any illegality and assured Guyanese that nothing of the sort will be found: “There is no fleecing going on…we have everything to lose, we will be responsible for all the overhead, for the software, for the hardware—everything. The City of Georgetown and Central Government will have no financial responsibility in the installation or the operation of the project.”Furthermore, the United States-based Guyanese businessman disclosed that the contract was actually signed between the Town Council and Smart City Solutions, and not NPS as previously stated. He added too that when the joint venture between the two companies was formed, NPS was absorbed into SCS, which is owned by Mexican Company – Operadora de Estacionamientos Bicentenario, S.A. de C.V.“Smart City Solutions is a subsidiary of Operadora de Estacionamientos Bicentenario, this is the parent company that is headquartered in Mexico City… NPS is no longer an entity that’s operating this parking system. The City of Georgetown signed a contract with Smart City Solutions. NPS is a shareholder in Smart City Solutions; Smart City Solutions is a subsidiary of Operadora de Estacionamientos Bicentenario, which is based in Mexico,” Cush told reporters two days ago.This information comes in light of mounting concerns over the authenticity of the two initial companies – NPS and SCS. Since the signing of the contract for the Parking Meters Project, several City Councillors have expressed scepticism about the project.In fact, Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan had stated that he could not find proper information about NPS, which was believed to be the substantive company handling the project. Duncan had stated that the address given by Cush for NPS led to an address in New York City which housed the Atlanta City Bank. However, the director explained on Wednesday that no information could be found about the company in the United States because its operation is based in Mexico City.In light of the brewing tension within the M&CC, President David Granger on Monday visited City Hall and during his address he reminded the Councillors that they have a duty to represent and serve the people who elected them into Office, noting that if they do not perform satisfactorily they may not get the opportunity to return to the Council.The Head of State clearly pointed out that he was not there to pass any instructions to City Hall on how they should manage their affairs.“I ask this council today to consider, please note my language because I don’t want to be misreported, I haven’t come here to give instructions,” he stated.Moreover, the President told the City Councillors that his Administration will continue to support the Council in their drive to push the urban development agenda, however it will have to be transparent and accountable in its operation.
In light of the staggering revelation by Traffic Chief Dion Moore that road fatalities have increased by 21 per cent, the Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) has called strongly for suspension of licences of drivers who drive while intoxicated.The re-enactment scene warning about the dangers of road accidentsAt the launch of Road Safety Month 2016 on Monday, GNRSC explained that the relevant authorities should impose stricter penalties for drivers by taking away their licences if they are found to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs. This, the organisation noted, is aimed at reducing road accidents, thereby reducing road deaths.However, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan explained that all persons, including pedestrians, must consider their individual responsibilities when using the roadways, adding that a speeding car is a dangerous weapon.“We also want to tell people that are using vehicles for profit, like minibus drivers and hire-car drivers [that] greed and gross indiscipline is going to cost this society lots more than you make,” Ramjattan noted.Emphasising this year’s theme “Life does not have a reset button,” Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson added that it is time for the State to relook at how it issues licences, adding that a demerit system should be introduced.“In Guyana some drivers use the roads as if they’re in a Hollywood action movie; many of them are the major contributors to the road accidents… Life may not have a reset button, but we could find a ‘Stop It’ button – that says stop it to drunk driving [and] stop it to careless driving,” Ferguson said.Also speaking at the launch was Education Minister Dr Rupert Roopnaraine who told the Parliament Square gathering that he feels it is wasteful that so many persons are losing their lives on the roads.“There are few things more utterly wasteful than deaths by road accidents,” he noted.Meanwhile Mothers in Black founder, Denise Dias, whose 17-year-old daughter was killed by an alleged drunk driver two decades ago, said that there should be enforcement of road laws.“I find that many of us that have had to go through the judicial system – they have failed us. The road traffic Police have a lot on their hands, but then there are some [that] like to take bribes and so all the laws that are in place are just not being enforced.”The event ended with an accident scene re-enactment, which was supported by the Guyana Red Cross Association.
The Monsoons, who also received goals from Briana Rhoades and Monique Cisneros, improved to 25-4-2 and will face Sunny Hills, a 4-1 winner over La Mirada, in the division finals on Saturday. La Habra, which received a goal from Taylor Colacion, finished 18-6-3. Midfielder Laura Cole got loose twice in the first 12 minutes, but each attempt was stopped by deSeriere. Cole then a took a clear shot from the top of the penalty area, but it glanced off the goal post. “(DeSeriere) kind of kept them in the game in the first half,” Carlisle said. “We had a lot of opportunities, and that picked away at us a little bit.” Gallegos then put the issue to rest by scoring twice in the second half to make it 6-0 with less than 20 minutes to play. Colacion scored La Habra’s only goal in the final minute. “To get to this point (the semifinals) is such a huge accomplishment,” Carlisle said. “I’m so proud of my girls. “It’s sad for today, but it will motivate them for next year.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It didn’t take long for coach Joel Carlisle’s biggest fear to become a reality for his La Habra High School girls soccer team Tuesday afternoon. Mayfair, getting four goals from midfielder Tiya Gallegos, scored early and often before cruising to a 6-1 victory over the Highlanders in a CIF-Southern Section Division III semifinal at Bellflower High. “We knew going into (the game) that they were fast, and can score a lot of goals,” Carlisle said. “Their reputation is that they get them off transition and speed, and that’s what it was. “Defensively, we had a little problem judging who to pick up, and they just beat us with their speed (early in the game). It kind of propelled after that.” The first strike came with the game barely four minutes old when Gallegos, who also had an assist, got loose near the center of the penalty area and made it 1-0 after taking a pass from Cisneros. Cisneros made it 2-0 in the 20th minute before a Gallegos header gave the Monsoons a 3-0 advantage two minutes later. La Habra did have its chances during the first half to almost match the Monsoons’ production. But each time, Mayfair goalie Danielle deSeriere got in the way.
Associated Press DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental overdose of a sleeping medication and at least eight other prescription drugs, and she had recently had a bacterial infection from injecting drugs into her buttocks, authorities said Monday. Broward County Medical Examiner Joshua Perper said Smith died of “combined drug intoxication” with the sleeping medication chloral hydrate as the major factor. She had been taking a lengthy list of medications, including methadone for pain and valium, but those drugs were at therapeutic levels, he said. A bacterial infection from injecting medication in her buttocks and the flu contributed to her death, according to the report. Smith, 39, was found unresponsive Feb. 8 in her room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood on one of the tribe’s reservations. According to the medical examiner’s report, a private nurse had asked a guard to call 911 around 1 p.m. and had started CPR. The Seminole EMS were called about 1:40 p.m. and arrived six minutes later, according to the report. The ambulance reached the hospital at 2:43 p.m., and Smith was pronounced dead shortly afterward. The reasons for the delays weren’t clear. Tiger said authorities examined laptop computers belonging to Smith and her lawyer-turned-companion, Howard K. Stern, and found nothing unusual related to her death. Tiger also said nothing came up during an exhaustive review of tapes from hotel security cameras and from interviews with numerous witnesses. Smith felt ill shortly after arriving in Fort Lauderdale from the Bahamas on Feb. 5 and that she eventually developed a fever of 105 degrees, Perper said. He said Smith had a blood infection that could have been caused by a contaminated needle, but it was brought under control by antibiotics and an ice bath. “Her temperature never went again above 100 and, except for an episode of vomiting, she felt relatively well expect for feeling very weak,” he said. “Miss Smith had a long history of prescription drug use and over-self medicating. She may have drank a little too much chloral hydrate to alleviate symptoms which were secondary to infection,” the medical examiner’s report said. The report, while ruling Smith’s death accidental, notes that her idol, Marilyn Monroe, died of chloral hydrate and barbiturates. The weeks after Smith’s death were filled with public courtroom drama and private whispers about what might have killed her. She had been distraught over her son’s death in the months before she died, under stress from a longrunning court fight over her late husband’s fortune, and she had recently given birth to a baby daughter. Smith had arrived at the Hard Rock on Feb. 5 and planned to leave four days later aboard a new yacht that Stern, her companion, was arranging to buy. She was seldom seen outside her room during her stay and was said to be suffering from a stomach flu before she died. Because her death was so sudden, and because her 20-year-old son Daniel died under suspicious circumstances five months earlier, there had been speculation about possible criminal activity surrounding the deaths. An inquest into Daniel’s death is scheduled to start Tuesday in the Bahamas, where he died. Smith’s death was investigated by Seminole police because the casino is on tribal land. Cyril Wecht, a forensic pathologist who did a privately ordered autopsy on Smith’s son, said Monday’s report on Smith’s death “shows the danger of people taking multiple drugs about which they know little or nothing about.” The patholigist is expected to testify at the inquest into Daniel’s death and said he saw no significant similarities between the two cases. “The drugs are all different. The circumstances are different,” he said. Smith grew up in Texas and went from topless dancer to Playboy Playmate of the Year, Guess jeans model and bride of 89-year-old oilman J. Howard Marshall II. She took her fight for Marshall’s estimated $500 million fortune as far as the Supreme Court, and the ongoing battle could make her infant daughter, Dannielynn, very wealthy. Stern and two other men have claimed to be the baby’s father. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Chloral hydrate is a sedative used to treat insomnia and alcohol withdrawal, relieve anxiety and ease post-surgery pain. The drug is rarely prescribed and is known to be fatal if combined with certain other drugs – including the sedative Lorazepam, which the autopsy showed she was taking, said Dr. Chip Walls, a forensic toxicologist for the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. “It’s very toxic if you mix it with any other central nervous system depressant drugs,” Walls said. “You could get profound sedation leading up to coma and respiratory arrest.” Perper said Smith also had been on several antidepressant and antianxiety drugs and had recently taken longevity medications, vitamin B12 and growth hormone. An assistant medical examiner’s report described seeing a table in Smith’s hotel room containing cold medicine, soda cans, SlimFast, nicotine gum and an open box of Tamiflu tablets. “We found nothing to indicate any foul play,” said Chief Charlie Tiger of the Seminole police department.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In the wake of the Orlando, Florida nightclub massacre this month, the debate over the sale of assault weapons rages on with both the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Canada suggesting it hurts the fight against terrorism.By the end of last week the FBI was now saying, it hadn’t found any clear evidence to suggest Omar Mateen, the slain nightclub gunman was a committed jihadist, but investigators have conceded that during his murderous rampage, Mateen took time to post on Facebook the US would face more ISIS vengeance. Following confirmation that an AR-15 rifle was Mateen’s primary killing weapon, the debate crossed the border again with NDP leader Tom Mulcair picking up a left-wing online press attack directed at Fort St. John’s Bob Zimmer.- Advertisement -Arguing he supports it, the Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP, had tabled a petition in Parliament last month on behalf of an Atlantic Canada firearms advocate, saying lawful owners should be allowed to use the restricted weapon to “Lawfully participate in the Canadian cultural practice of hunting in Canada.”Mr. Mulcair seized the massacre moment to go on the attack against that position calling the petition, “A monumental error” and adding, “When a weapon like that can produce a massacre like this, you don’t need to be convinced that you shouldn’t liberalize access to that weapon.”Supporters of the AR-15 petition argue you don’t effectively counter terrorism by simply focussing on one potential killing weapon of choice, and they add what’s needed is to drastically step up efforts to eliminate terrorists who use weapons to kill, like the 25 year old killer of two French Police officials who was killed a week ago today, by police after he knifed to death, two French police officials.Advertisement Blair Hagen is the Vice-President of the National Firearms Association.Meantime, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s office has been quoted as saying the Liberal government has no plans to change the classification of the AR-15, meaning, in this country, it will remain restricted to shooting range use.