Mariano is an enigma

first_imgAt this stage, Mariano is a mystery not only for Madrid fans but for the club itself. No one knows what their intention is for the future, if he will refuse to go out like last summer. The puzzle has even spread to his physical state, given his old back problems that kept him down for some time, or his sports performance, able to go out to play in a Clásico after unpublished months and score a goal.Mariano’s contractual situation is clear. He has signed until 2023. Madrid took advantage of the summer of 2018, in extremis, the right of first refusal that he had over the striker, who had transferred a year earlier to Olympique for 8 million euros. There it had stood out. He recovered it for 23 million. This was explained by Olympique himself in a statement: “(…) for an amount of 33 million euros (of which 3 million are linked to the European Real Madrid rankings) from which 35% of the profits for Olympique will be deducted from Lyon in the transfer in accordance with the conditions established last year with Real Madrid (cost of acquisition of Mariano Díaz by Olympique de Lyon: 8 million euros) “. In addition, Olympique de Lyon will receive 15% of a possible future transfer from Mariano Díaz. If Mariano had gone to Seville for the amount that was being considered, Madrid would have received almost 12 million euros for the operation between Olympique and the Andalusian team, because it corresponded to him 35% of the surplus value that the Hispanic-Dominican had generated. After one season, 2018-19, in which he practically did not count for the different technicians who passed through the bench (Lopetegui, Solari and Zidane), in which he played 22 games and scored four goals, insisted the Premià del Mar in staying in the team although the entity told him that it was better to look for a way out. They had just signed Jovic for 60 million. And football mysteries, Mariano refused. He preferred to stay even knowing that he was not going to play, probably because few teams wanted to assume his high profile. It is estimated that he charges more than 4.5 million net per season. Now, it remains an enigma what will happen to him this summer.last_img read more

UAAP baseball: Adamson turns back La Salle to end 8-year title drought

first_imgConor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 UAAP Baseball champions. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAdamson University snapped an eight-year dry spell after stunning De La Salle, 13-6, in the title-clinching Game 2 of the UAAP Season 80 baseball finals Friday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.The win marked the Soaring Falcons’ 11th title, and the first since the 2009-2010 academic year, putting them at a tie with University of the Philippines for third-most titles in the league behind University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University that have 24 and 13 championships, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ But before Adamson cruised to the Game 2 victory, however, the Falcons first had to erase La Salle’s 5-0 lead in the third inning.The Falcons then went into survival mode in the bottom of the third scoring four runs to cut the deficit to 5-4.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 folkAdamson then ramped up the ante in the next three innings, scoring six for the 13-5 lead and only allowing the Green Batters to salvage a run at the top of the eighth.Jerome Yenson, the Falcons’ starting pitcher in Game 1, ultimately forced a swing and a miss at the top of the ninth to clinch Adamson’s championship.center_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown UAAP softball: Adamson beats UST to force winner-take-all Game 3 LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Health: LDC Appeals to GoL, Others to Increase Diabetes Awareness

first_imgMr. James Momoh, founder and chief executive officer of Liberia Diabetes CenterThe founder of the Liberia Diabetes Center (LDC)  in Monrovia, Mr. James Momoh, says diabetes is a silent killer in the country and therefore, the Government of Liberia and international partners should prioritize diabetes awareness.In a telephone interview with the Daily Observer from his base in the United States, Mr. Momoh said diabetes is now a global disease and one of the leading causes of death and disability. He said diabetes is claiming lives in the country due to lack of awareness about the disease, its management, and prevention.“With comprehensive awareness by all medical institutions in the country, the lives of many diabetics could be prolonged,” he said. “Diabetes has three stages, but Type 2 is the most prevalent in Liberia.”He said people often develop Type 2 diabetes due to the lack of an active lifestyle or when the disease runs in the family. “People that find themselves in this category of the disease always have the advantage of eliminating or diverting the disease path through radical lifestyle changes in combination with medication,” Momoh indicated. “Unlike Type 2 diabetes, Type 1, which is acquired at birth, is the most complex of the disease.”Momoh said because of the disease (Type 2) in the county, it will require the concerted effort of the Government of Liberia and international partners to get involved in a robust awareness initiative on the disease’s prevention and management. “Diabetes can’t be fought by the Liberia Diabetes Center alone,” he said, “it will require the effort of everyone, including our international partners.”On the engagement of the Liberia Diabetes Center in the fight against diabetes in Liberia, he said the center is playing a pivotal role in diabetes awareness in the country and for the last two years, it has provided testing and other health assessment opportunities to people that are living with diabetes.“Since the establishment of the diabetes center in Liberia, the lives of diabetics have been transformed from hopelessness to hopeful through the center’s comprehensive awareness initiative,” Momoh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Douglas praises technology

first_img – Associated Press Michael Douglas says technology is helping children from across the world gain a better understanding of humanity’s cultures and religions. The 62-year-old actor is working with Global Nomads Group, which uses technology such as videoconferencing to link children across the world to foster greater understanding. Douglas said the group in 2003 conducted a program with Iraqi and American students. “It gave American students the chance to be able to look eye-to-eye and begin to understand more clearly Iraqis as human beings,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Christopher Deherrera

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! My name is Christopher Deherrera. I am an L.A. County employee and 20 years ago when the Whittier Earthquake hit, I had just started a new county assignment on the fourth floor and I didn’t know any of my new assignment staff. A person had just walked by with two containers of water for morning coffee and then the earthquake hit. I stood under the doorway, and an overhead clock fell on my head. At the time it didn’t hurt. When I looked at the building walls they were moving back and forth. I walked the walk floor to see if there was anyone else on the floor, there were three others. I got ahold of someone who would become one of my best friends and walked down four flights of stairs in the dark; no emergency lights went on. Once we got to the ground floor we didn’t even know what to do if the stairs weren’t there. We just held hands and made our way down. last_img read more

Florida sex offender arrested in Virginia

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityState police were notified in midmorning that the U.S. Marshals Service had tracked Mitchell to a truck stop on Interstate81, near the West Virginia border. Four state troopers surrounded Mitchell and took him into custody without incident around noon. Mitchell was being served federal and state warrants, none from Virginia, said Geller, who had no further details. She did not know whether he had a lawyer. The 15-year-old girl spurred a statewide manhunt when she sneaked out of her house before dawn on Monday. She told friends she was running away for love, to be with a boy she met online. She believed Mitchell was in his early 20s. The Associated Press is not naming the girl because she is a suspected sexual abuse victim. Police believe heavy publicity in the hours after the girl disappeared pressured him into dropping her off at a Wal-Mart in the Florida Panhandle. The girl told authorities Mitchell had a handgun and said he would kill her if she drew attention to herself in the store. He told her he was going to another part of the store and would meet her in five minutes, then disappeared, authorities said. Mitchell had 14 prior arrests ranging from burglary and bomb threats to lewd and lascivious conduct, police said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – A sex offender accused of running off with a 15-year-old Florida girl has been arrested, police said Saturday. The girl was released at a Wal-Mart store this week. William Joe Mitchell, 46, was arrested by Virginia State Police at a gas station in Winchester, Va., according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in central Florida. Mitchell is being held without bond at the Frederick County regional jail, said Corinne Geller, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police. last_img read more

LFC rewarding mediocrity? Man United fans can’t believe it, but Reds love it

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp has been given a new contract at Liverpool Jurgen Klopp has signed a six-year contract with Liverpool less than a year after becoming the manager.“When you have an individual of Jürgen’s quality in the building it makes perfect sense to secure that person for the long term,” John Henry and the other owners said. “To not do so would be irresponsible.”Klopp guided the club to the League Cup and Europa League finals, which Liverpool lost, but fans are excited about the future under the German as you can see by some early reaction online.Some rivals, though, were quick to mock…last_img read more


first_imgYOU’VE been sending in some incredible pictures to our photographic competition.The only problem is that there were so many stunning images, we struggled to find a winner.So we finally decided on two – both of whom win lunch for 2 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny. So congratulations to Donegal man Paddy McFadden for his superb picture of a Sydney sunset (above). And to Pauline Edwards for her superb sunset at Malin (below).Paddy’s coming home soon…so he can enjoy lunch at the Radisson!AND THE WINNER OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION IS… was last modified: November 23rd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) picture competitionwinners announcedlast_img read more


first_imgDanny McDaid runs through the tape to mark the official launch of the Donegal Marathon 2014 last March.As the closing date of the 30th June for the Early Bird reduced Registration rate for the Donegal Marathon draws near, Chairman Dessie Larkin reminisces with Donegal’s very own Danny McDaid, Double Marathon Olympian and winner of the last competitive marathon to take place in Donegal. In the following interview, Danny shares the mind-set of a competitive marathon runner with the former Letterkenny Mayor who intends to walk the half-marathon himself when the event takes place on the 24th August, this year.Dessie: Hello Danny, thank you for taking the time for a wee chat about the marathon and for all your efforts on the Organising Committee. Having had such an illustrious career in athletics I feel that you must have seen many changes through the years. How would you compare marathon running when you first started with the marathons of today? Danny: Thank you, Dessie. I’m very excited about this upcoming event as I feel it’s high time we had a competitive marathon event in this county to showcase the abundance of long distance runners we have today. Marathon runners in my time were athletes who were no longer good enough to compete at shorter events so they moved up to the marathon. It was all about being able to run the distance. Today’s marathon runner is usually a good 10k runner as well and starts running marathons much younger.Dessie: In your opinion, is a marathon about competing with the other runners or competing with the course?Danny: If you are a top class runner you are competing against other competitors. If you are a 3 hour plus runner you are competing with yourself and the course.Dessie: As a Double Olympian in the Marathon event, it must be of great personal satisfaction to reflect on such an outstanding athletic career, but what is your most abiding memory of your time spent wearing the Irish singlet? Danny: I always got great personal satisfaction but there was always a team to think of – family, coach and club who made many sacrifices along the way. I always felt I had a job to do when I was representing my country which added a fair bit of pressure but I felt I did it to the best of my ability.Dessie: Superstition or routine often plays a part in an athlete’s preparation; where there any rituals or preparations before or during the event that you had to complete when taking part in a marathon?Danny: Superstition or ritual were never part of my preparation. Preparation was to be happy about my training, my running kit, comfortable running shoes, pre-race meal and a good night’s sleep if that is possible.Dessie: What do you think are the main benefits of establishing the Donegal Marathon this year and moving forward?DMD: I see two main benefits. Firstly, to re-establish Marathon running in the county and maybe produce marathon runners like we had in the past from the wealth of enthusiastic runners that I have alluded to already; and secondly, to bring more people to Donegal by showcasing our beautiful town of Letterkenny and the surrounding county.Dessie: As the winner of the 1983 marathon, what are your abiding memories of that day? Danny: Ah there were a few, Dessie! The fact that it was ten minutes’ drive into town to the start of race instead of travelling long distances to other races all over Ireland, and that I was competing on a course which took me past my own home. I also remember the pleasure I felt giving the people of Letterkenny and Glenswilly the opportunity to see top class runners from all over Ireland and further afield pass their own doors with a Glen man leading them home. The joy and pride of my family and friends as I crossed finish line on Pearce Rd was very, very sweet and will always stay with me!Dessie: Finally Danny, remaining with the fact that you won the last marathon to be held in Donegal, that this is a Donegal audience, and with a subtle little nod to our county, I’ll ask you one last question; what is your greatest achievement in athletics?Danny: Looking back I was so lucky to have been given the natural ability to achieve so much, being selected for my first International, selected for two Olympics and privileged to captain the Irish team who won silver medals at the World Cross Country 1979 were all very special moments, but in direct response to your very pointed question… I will have to say it was winning the last competitive marathon to be held in Donegal in 1983!For more information on the Donegal Marathon 2014, visit or find them on facebook. So if you’ve been doing a bit of running lately, why don’t you get your running shoes back on and take the ultimate challenge? Options include running the full marathon and walking or running the half marathon. Alternatively, you can just turn out on the course to lend your much-needed support and encouragement to all participants. Together we can make the 24th August a day to remember! DANNY McDAID – THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR A MARATHON IN DONEGAL was last modified: June 17th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Danny McDaidDessie LarkindonegalLetterkenny marathonlast_img read more

Giants cut trade deadline acquisition Scooter Gennett, promote three players

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The long wait is over for Tyler Rogers.The short ride for second baseman Scooter Gennett has also come to an end.The Giants announced Tuesday that Rogers will join their bullpen and take the place of right-hander Trevor Gott, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right elbow strain.The club also announced that Gennett, who was acquired at the July 31 trade deadline from the Cincinnati Reds, was placed on unconditional release waivers. In a flurry of …last_img