Barça president Bartomeu reported the Spanish Youtuber ‘AuronPlay’

first_img SPORT.es 05/09/2019 In October 2018, it’s claimed, the Youtuber was phoned by the authorities who were looking for a statement as they looked in the case following a complaint.  It came as a big surprise to people, given that at first everyone thought it was just a joke from the popular Spanish comedian and social media star.  Upd. on 06/09/2019 at 14:06 CEST IN SPORT.ES Josep María Bartomeu denuncia al youtuber español ‘AuronPlay’ The Youtuber AuronPlay published a video a few days ago called “Me ha denunciado el presidente del Barça” — “The Barcelona president has reported me.”  According to Raúl Álvarez, which is his real name, the story began in 2017, when Neymar left Barça to move to Paris Saint-Germain.  It was a heated time on social media with insults and surprise at the fact the Brazilian had quit the club. AuronPlay took advantage of the situation to send some insults and complaints of his own, such as “Nobita, we’re coming for you” at Bartomeu — Nobita is a cartoon character who people have suggested looks like the Barça chief.  It was then that he discovered that Bartomeu had reported him for his insults.last_img read more

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West Gippy’s night of nights

first_imgBy Russell Bennett Phillip Island champion Brendan Kimber claimed his fourth league best and fairest medal at the WGFNC’s presentation night at the…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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The Dingoes surge clear

first_imgBy Nick Creely DDCA TURF 2 AND 3 REVIEW – ROUND 6 TURF 2 Dingley has moved a game clear atop the Turf…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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DiMurro, Stevenson Highlight Smoke Eaters 3-2 Victory Over Vees

first_imgFINAL SCORE: 3-2 Smoke EatersSHOTS ON GOAL: 30-21 VeesSMOKE EATERS PP: 1/5SMOKE EATERS PK: 3/33 STARS:1) Diarmad DiMurro (2-0-2)2) Chase Stevenson (1-2-3)3) Owen Ozar (0-1-1)Fortis Energy Player of the Game: Kiernan O’Hearn (0-0-0)ATTENDANCE: 1,831 The Smoke Eaters (13-17-5-3) continue their three-game home stand as they host the Wenatchee Wild (22-10-2-0) on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM with tickets available at the Smoke Eaters Main Office as well as at the door ahead of the opening face-off. The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal performance from Diarmad DiMurro to help them to a 3-2 victory over the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. Diarmad DiMurro scored his first two goals of his BC Hockey League career with Chase Stevenson opening the scoring with the Teddy Bear Toss goal to help the Smoke Eaters to the one-goal victory and pick up their third straight game collecting at least a point. It didn’t take long for the Smoke Eaters to bring a plethora of plush to the ice in the opening period as just 1:36 into the 1st period, Chase Stevenson put the home side ahead. Stevenson cut his way down the right wing and flipped a backhand shot over the glove side of Vees netminder Jack LaFontaine for his 14th goal of the season to give the Smoke Eaters a 1-0 lead early in the hockey game. Trail jumped ahead by a 2-0 score at the 5:48 mark of the opening period on a power play marker courtesy of Diarmad DiMurro, who registered his first career BC Hockey League goal. Stevenson passed back to the mid-point for DiMurro, who had his shot go through a maze of bodies and beat LaFontaine to extend the Smoke Eaters lead to 2-0, which would stand into the 2nd period.Penticton came out with strong pressure to begin the second period and cut the Smoke Eaters lead to 2-1 at the 5:59 mark of the 2nd period. Eric Linell centered a pass from below the goal line on the blocker side for Cassidy Bowes in the high slot before he ripped a shot over the glove side of Smoke Eaters goaltender Adam Marcoux to make it a 2-1 lead for the Smoke Eaters. 2:32 after the Vees got on the scoreboard, Cole Shepard tied the game at the 8:31 mark of the middle stanza. Shepard worked his way to the slot before getting a pass from Andre Ghantous and beat Marcoux through the legs and knotted the game up a 2-2 heading into the 3rd period. The 3rd period saw chances go either way before the Smoke Eaters took their third lead of the game as DiMurro found the back of the net for the second time in the night to give Trail a 3-2 lead. DiMurro’s original shot was stopped by LaFontaine with the puck being sticked away in a scramble by Stevenson and DiMurro shot past the blocker side of LaFontaine for his second of the night and a 3-2 lead.The Smoke Eaters held the fort in the final moments of the 3rd period as Adam Marcoux made 28 saves on 30 shots for his 11th victory of the season while Jack LaFontaine turned aside 18 of the 21 shots in his 8th loss of the season. last_img read more

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Solomons football legend Menapi remembered

first_imgPhoto: PHOTOSPORT Commins Menapi playing for New Zealand club Waitakere United in 2008. The 40-year-old, who scored over 30 goals in just under 40 matches for his country, died at home in the early hours of Saturday morning and is survived by his wife and children.He had a long club career in Solomon Islands, New Zealand and Australia and had also been involved in coaching at club and national age grade level.The Chief Executive of the Solomon Islands Football Federation, Joseph Boso, said Menapi leaves a lasting legacy.”In the Pacific as well Commins left his mark in the Australian football scene, New Zealand and elsewhere so I think it is a time for the Oceania Football family to remember one of the greatest ever footballers to come from the Solomon Islands,” he said.”Commins is very much an everyday figure in football in Solomon Islands – you cannot mention his name to people without them knowing his legacy and his calibre as a player.”I think he really made the mark for himself to be remembered a long time especially with those two goals against Australia (in a 2-2 draw against the 2004 Oceania Nations Cup).”But in the local club scene he is a unique player who, for me, really embodies the football persona in terms of how he works hard and the discipline that goes into his training and his commitment with his clubs and also with the national team.”And also beyond his playing days he was still around trying to pass on his experience and his knowledge to the younger players.”Joseph Boso said Mr Menapi had been unwell for a while but the news still came as a shock to the local football community.”Earlier this year he was very sick during the OFC Champions League and he missed some of the games that his club played in the competition because of the illness,” he said.”But sometime in June he seemed to recover and we thought that whatever he was struggling with was over but then during the OFC B Licence (coaching) course we noted that he was struggling a little bit.”But we just thought it was the heat and the humidity during the time the course was run but as we now know he’s been sick again.”A minutes silence was held during national league matches over the weekend and his funeral will be held this afternoon at St Barnabas cathedral in Honiara.Following the funeral, Mr Menapi’s body will be transported to his home village in Temotu Province where he will be laid to rest.last_img read more

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‘Character’ key to Blackwater’s early success, says Ray Parks

first_imgSolon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN LATEST STORIES Ray Parks scores 29, Blackwater rips NLEX Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO CITY—Blackwater is off to one of its best starts in franchise history going 5-1 in its first six games in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup after a 132-106 thrashing of NLEX on Saturday at Ynares Center hereThe Elite are currently atop the league standings after their brutal beatdown of the Road Warriors and star rookie Bobby Ray Parks said it’s a testament to the team’s character and willingness to deliver.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Bay NBI, BIR , PNP raid Illegal cigarette factory run by Chinese in Pampanga Parks had plenty of help in import Alex Stepheson who had 21 points, 17 rebounds, and five assists, and forward Allein Maliksi who also had 21 points, nine of which came in the fourth.Parks, despite the huge offensive outing, said the Elite still have to improve on defense after allowing the Road Warriors to shoot at a 44.9 percent clip.“Both teams played great offense but at the end of the day, we still got to work on our defense,” said Parks. “I think we should have limited them more.”ADVERTISEMENT NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge Fueling the Elite’s win was their blistering offense with three players scoring at least 20 points and two more putting up at least 10.Blackwater shot the ball with such efficiency, converting 50 of its 88 attempts and going 13-of-25 from beyond the three-point arch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s the character of the team, we have a lot of scorers and a lot of people took sacrifices to let other players play their game,” said Parks, who finished with 29 points five assists, and two steals.“Anybody can pop off at any given night and that’s great firepower to have.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

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“Dual Citizenship Eventual, but Not a Priority”

first_imgThe nationwide debate on the claim to legitimate ownership of Liberia continues to be tested with zeal, heightened by the controversial dual citizenship clause proposed for Liberia. In recent years, the Constitution Review Committee (CRC) toured the country and sought the views of Liberians on changes or amendments to certain clauses in the Constitution and came up with a list of 24 propositions for referendum – among them, dual citizenship and the right of people of non-negro descent, to be allowed to attain Liberian citizenship.In what was described by other Liberian academics as ‘a very meaningful contribution to the dual citizenship debate’, a young Liberian scholar, Dr. Robtel Neajai Pailey, presented her doctorate thesis on the topic on Wednesday, April 20, at the University of Liberia auditorium, with some fellow Liberian scholars and other members of the Liberian society in attendance. Her thesis research work which was done at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, is entitled “The Love of Liberty Divided Us Here” and cataloged factors leading to the introduction postponed passage of a dual citizenship bill in the Liberian Legislature. The postponed status of the proposed bill happens to sum up her thoughts about the matter, given her findings from interviews of 209 Liberians residing in Europe, the United States of America and West Africa. In a nutshell, according to Dr. Pailey, a decision on dual citizenship is nowhere near the top of the list of priorities for most Liberians, at the present time. Moreover, her study sheds light on the respective journeys of several other African countries on the very dual citizenship issue, and what Liberia could learn from those experiences. Dr. Pailey scrutinized in her thesis the “markers” of citizenship narrowly defined in Liberia’s current Aliens and Nationality Law; how citizenship is currently conceived and practiced domestically and trans-nationally; and the symbiotic relationship between (dual) citizenship and post-war recovery.According to her, “Liberia, not formally colonized and more recently emerging from 14 years of armed conflict, represents a stark case study in citizenship construction, because of its idiosyncratic (distinctive, individualistic) history of black settler state formation.“Liberian citizenship has historically been a tool of exclusion, one barring women, non-settlers, non-Christians, and non-blacks, and it remains a violently contested space of inquiry with newer forms of citizenship now developing in Liberia and within transnational spaces.”She argued that conflict, migration, globalization and postwar recovery have configured Liberian citizenship across space and time, thereby influencing the introduction and postponement in the passage of a dual citizenship bill proposed in 2008. Her argument continued that the “bill is used as a point of entry to evaluate Liberia’s long-standing struggle to construct a unique brand of citizenship that is totalizing, tactical and timeless.“The rationale behind my research and contribution to this cardinal proposition is for us to practically fill in the empirical gaps, make informed policies, influence public discourse and begin wider discussions about what Liberian citizenship is and why should people of non Negro descent become citizens of Liberia.”She categorized Liberians into three main classes, namely: Homeland Liberians or citizens who are born in Liberia, reside in Liberia and have all their activities in the country; Permanent returnees or Liberian citizens who live in other countries that return to Liberia and settle; and Circular Returnees or Liberian citizens who are in and out of Liberia frequently due to transnational or global opportunities.She called on her fellow Liberians to stop the multilayered, gendered, aged, racial and ethnicized politics of citizenship.“This leads to the conflict-related expression that, for example, ‘Mandingoes are foreigners or strangers in Liberia’. Let us remember that Liberia is a signatory to many international conventions on global human rights, and that Liberians are citizens in other parts of the world,” she added.“Citizenship definition goes beyond legality. Being a Liberian rationally means having Liberia at heart by making meaningful contributions to its development by the use of one’s talents, time and energy.”Liberians all across the nation will be going to the polls in a referendum expected to take place before the presidential and legislative elections in 2017 to decide a number of critical issues, which include the reduction of presidential and legislative tenures, state religion, among others.Meanwhile, Dr. Pailey intends to publish her study on the matter to inform the Liberian decision on the topic, as well as to contribute to the global discussion on the matter. In attendance to hear the presentation were people from various vocations and persuasions, intelligently engaging the Dr. Pailey with many poignant and thought-provoking questions. The final question, which aptly concluded the question-and-answer session, was asked by the moderator, Norris Tweah, vice president for public affairs at the University of Liberia: “Is dual citizenship in Liberia an eventuality and, if so or if not, why?” “Given the global trends,” Dr. Pailey responded, “I think it is an eventuality in Liberia, but I will say as a caveat that perhaps… this particular moment may not be the right time. If you ask a typical Liberian what are [their] priorities, dual citizenship is not going to be at the top of their list of priorities. There are other bread and butter issues around making sure they have a living wage; that they are able to support their families; that the people they vote into power represent them adequately. They are not necessarily paying attention to what would-be dual citizens could achieve. They respect and appreciate the remittances, but are also concerned about people coming back and disenfranchising them. Whether those concerns are valid or not, they are concerns that I think should be appreciated and they should be reconciled.” She also said that there is a growing trend of dual citizenship being embraced across the African continent: one-third of African countries, she found, have varying forms of dual citizenship, some more restrictive than others. “And Liberia will follow that trajectory,” she said. “But at the moment, given the interviews that I have done and the push-back… I am not convinced that it is a priority now or that it will be passed now.” 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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UK to expand trade with Caribbean post-Brexit – Quinn says

first_imgBy Shemuel FanfairThe United Kingdom’s Department for Exiting the European Union has recently confirmed that negotiations to leave the bloc will begin today, June 19. However, concerns have once again surfaced over the country’s financial commitment to developmental projects and aid it funded in Guyana and the wider Caribbean. However, according to British High Commissioner Greg Quinn, his country is seeking to broaden trade with the Caribbean region in the near future.“What is very clear is that the UK wants to expand and increase its activity and its trading relationship and range of trading partners, so the message to take from that is that there is going to be a push actually to expand the relationship with all of the countries and all of the organisations in all of the regions we trade with, and that includes Guyana both as a bilateral relationship and also as a member of Caricom and the Commonwealth,” the UK High Commissioner stressed.Quinn confirmed this approach at the sidelines of his country’s renewed sovereignty claims over the Falklands Islands when a member of the territory’s Legislative Assembly visited Guyana last week. The Ambassador told media operatives at his residence in Georgetown that while the UK will soon embark upon new trade talks, it will be some time before the country officially leaves the 28-member bloc.“Don’t forget the fact that we still remain a member of the European Union until we physically leave, so our ability to negotiate separate agreements is very restricted, because we can’t do anything which goes against the EU; but certainly, there’s a lot of consideration being given within the UK as to what the relationship globally on trade will be once we leave,” Quinn committed.He indicated that Britain would continue to lend its support to the Caribbean, and further noted that it is unlikely that funding for projects would be reduced. Some projects are being funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.“If you look at the assistance which is coming to Guyana from the UK now compared to 5 (or) 10 years ago, it is significantly larger. We have got the 53-million-pound (sterling) worth Caribbean Infrastructure Fund, and there’s another 8 million pounds funding, an increase in FCO funding,” he noted.When further questioned, the High Commissioner highlighted that it is not too early to know what financial changes in funding the region could expect from the EU when his country leaves.“On the bilateral front, I don’t expect in any way, shape or form, any change on that, [but] to be honest, it’s too early for us to really know what will happen multilaterally with EU funding. I don’t think we’re in a position to talk about that at this precise moment in time; but certainly, on a bilateral front, there is no indication or suggestion that the assistance will (be reduced),” Quinn affirmed.Earlier this month, the British High Commissioner told <> that support and country relations would remain strong despite whichever candidate had won the June 8 elections. Though Prime Minister Theresa May was re-elected to the post, her party amassed fewer seats, losing its majority in the British Parliament. Some reports had suggested that EU exit talks could be stalled. However, from all indications, it is expected that the country’s government will honour the will of those who voted in the 2016 referendum for Britain to leave the EU.Following the country’s decision to exit the bloc, Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge posited that nothing was expected to change. And Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque had also pointed out in June 2016 that he did not foresee Brexit having a drastic impact on relations with Caribbean States.“I don’t anticipate our relationship in terms of Europe to be directly affected… We don’t anticipate any diminishing of relationship of the EU, and certainly not the UK; our relations are very strong,” he stressed last year.It is anticipated that Brexit negotiations will take as much as two years to complete.last_img read more

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Hurricane Dean lashes Jamaica

first_imgAs of 8 p.m. Sunday, Dean was located 70 miles west-southwest of Kingston and was traveling west at 20 mph, the National Hurricane Center said. George Lee, mayor of the Portmore community near the capital Kingston, said appeals to evacuate had gone unheeded. Some islanders said they were afraid for their belongings if they moved to shelters. “Too much crime in Kingston. I’m not leaving my home,” Paul Lyn said in Port Royal, east of Kingston. Assistant Commissioner of Police Linval Bailey said police were sent to commercial districts to prevent looting and curfews were imposed until Monday evening. Police got into a shootout with looters at a shopping center in the central Jamaican parish of Clarendon, but no one was hurt, Constable Cheree Greaves said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Forecasters had predicted Dean would hit the Cayman Islands head-on, but on Sunday night revised that and said it would instead likely pass to the south. Still, the islands could get up to 12 inches of rain and tropical-storm strength winds Monday, said meteorologist Rebecca Waddington of the hurricane center. Hurricane-force winds began lashing Jamaica on Sunday afternoon, Waddington said. But the island was spared a direct hit when Dean’s eye wound up passing just to the south Sunday night. The government set up more than 1,000 shelters in converted schools, churches and the indoor national sports arena. Authorities urged people to take cover from the storm, which had maximum sustained winds of 145 mph and was expected to dump up to 20 inches of rain on the island. But only 47 shelters were occupied as the storm began hitting, said Cecil Bailey of the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management. “For the last time, I’m asking you to leave or you will be in danger,” Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller urged residents earlier as the storm loomed offshore. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Hurricane Dean pummeled Jamaica with gusting winds and torrential rains Sunday after the prime minister made a last-minute plea for residents to abandon their homes and head for shelter. Many residents ignored the call, however, while tourists holed up in resorts with hurricane-proof walls. Dean, which had already killed eight people on its destructive march across the Caribbean, triggered evacuation calls from the Cayman Islands to Texas, and forced the space shuttle to cut short its mission. Cruise ships changed course to avoid the storm, but some tourists in Jamaica could not get away before the island closed its airports late Saturday. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the first hurricane of the Atlantic season was projected to reach the most dangerous classification, a Category 5 storm, with sustained winds of 160 mph before plowing into Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula on Tuesday. The Mexican mainland or Texas could be hit later. last_img read more

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Man City team news: Predicted line-up for Carabao Cup v Leicester

first_img 3. Danilo (Right back) 8. Ilkay Gundogan (Centre midfield) 11 18. Fabian Delph (Left back) You can hear full commentary of Leicester City v Manchester City on talkSPORT 2, kick-off 19:45. Click here to stream talkSPORT 2 online.Manchester City hope to take one step closer to a potential Treble when they face Leicester City in the EFL Cup on Tuesday evening.Pep Guardiola’s side visit the King Power Stadium on the back of a run of 16 consecutive wins in the Premier League, and with just one defeat to their name in all competitions this season.The Foxes have themselves been on an impressive run of form since the appointment of Claude Puel as manager, though they suffered a shock loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend.Guardiola will be aware he needs to rotate his first XI for tonight’s clash – given the hectic run of Premier League fixtures over Christmas – though he may not want to risk crashing out of this competition while a Treble is still a possibility.So, who could Guardiola select for the clash? Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s predicted Manchester City line-up for the EFL Cup match against Leicester, listed in squad number order… 11 20. Bernardo Silva (Right forward) 25. Fernandinho (Holding midfield) 19. Leroy Sane (Left forward) 42. Yaya Toure (Centre midfield) 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 15. Eliaquim Mangala (Centre back) 30. Nicolas Otamendi (Centre back) 1. Claudio Bravo (Goalkeeper) – click the right arrow to see the rest of the predicted Man City line-up 33. Gabriel Jesus (Centre forward) 11 11last_img read more

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