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Allegri insists the time was right to leave Juventus

first_imgCoach Massimiliano Allegri said a discussion with Juventus directors about the best way forward for the Serie A champions resulted in the club’s decision to part ways with him at the end of the season.Juventus announced on Friday that the 51-year-old’s five-year spell in charge will come to an end.The former AC Milan coach has enjoyed great success in Turin, leading Juve to five consecutive Serie A titles, four Coppa Italias and two Champions League runner-up finishes.“I leave a winning group that has the potential to repeat its success in Italy and have another great Champions League campaign,” an emotional Allegri told a news conference on the eve of the team’s final home match of the season against Atalanta on Sunday.“Unfortunately, some situations meant we couldn’t go all the way this season. We talked, expressed our ideas on what was best for Juventus and the future of Juventus.“After that, the club evaluated it and decided it was best that I wouldn’t be the coach next season.“The rapport with President Agnelli, directors (Pavel) Nedved and (Fabio) Paratici remains excellent. We’ve all grown together and the right moment has come to leave on the best terms.“I leave behind a solid group with extraordinary players, both technically and as men, because you need good men to win as well as good footballers.”He added: “Some things were written that were not correct, suggesting I asked for a long contract, for a squad revolution and different players, but we never got to that. We simply realised it was best not to continue together.”Allegri said he was unsure about what he would do next.“I don’t know what will happen in future,” he said.“I need a little rest too, while after July 15 I might inevitably feel the desire to get back to work and I’ll evaluate the situations that are proposed.”last_img read more

Task of filling in for Jayson Castro adding more pressure to Kiefer Ravena’s return

first_imgLOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm 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 Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted “I have to step up every practice because at this point I’m still catching up to everyone, trying to get into playing shape, getting better chemistry with my teammates, but I’m just trying to do my best.”READ: Kiefer Ravena out to show ‘tougher, wiser’ version in basketball returnRavena is no stranger to international success, having won four gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games.Castro, however, has two silver medals in the Fiba Asia Championship and was twice named the point guard in the All-Star selection of the tournament, making him the continent’s best point guard in 2013 and 2015.“It’s not just me who will fill in the void, it will take a few other guys rather than me to fill out the gap that Jayson left,” said Ravena.ADVERTISEMENT If he makes the final cut for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, Ravena would have to play catch up to his teammates in the next month and a half before the international tournament.READ: Kiefer Ravena back at Gilas practice after long layoff FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 25-year-old point guard was only allowed to practice with the national team last June 24 following his 18-month Fiba ban for ingesting banned substances that started on May 22, 2018. His suspension ends on August 24.“I admit that there is a huge amount of pressure becoming the replacement of Jayson,” said Ravena in Filipino Thursday at Meralco Gym. “I won’t be able to fulfill the hole Jayson left. It’s a process and even he took a couple of years to really settle down and be the mainstay and anchor of the program.” LATEST STORIES ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division “Of course this is an honor, even if replacing Jayson isn’t the role that was given to me but just being chosen to be part of the national team is an honor in itself. Serving the country is never a privilege, it’s an obligation.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Benefits of township livingcenter_img MOST READ Yeng Guiao says Gilas’ twice-a-week training not enough for World Cup preps Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Kiefer Ravena is poised to take over the role of longtime Gilas leader Jayson Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kiefer Ravena has one hell of responsibility for Gilas Pilipinas as Yeng Guiao’s “logical choice” to replace longtime national team leader Jayson Castro.If the pressure of amounting to the once best point guard in Asia isn’t enough, Ravena will be doing his job in as little time as possible.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Coalition bridge is breaking down

first_imgDear Editor,It is clearer now than ever before that the coalition bridge is breaking down. Evidence of this fragmentation seems to be spiralling from all angles as a bitter divorce looms.The unravelling of the incestuous relationship comes as no surprise to many. This is since there were really no core foundation principles that would have hopefully merged into something stronger, in support of national and local development. The implication points to the ultimate and further weakening of national and local governance structures which must be remedied with some measure of objectivity.One cannot help but observe the shallowness of decisions, levels of unpreparedness and lack of the coordination of this underperforming coalition. Recently, several A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) members refused to sit in the Parliament when the vote was about to be taken in relation to objections advanced by the Opposition regarding the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) staff’s duty-free vehicle concessions.The situation was indeed overwhelming and quite shameful when Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin abstained from voting with their colleagues on the Government benches. It was also most embarrassing to see the Leader of the AFC, Raphael Trotman and the Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo voting for the motion and the other members voting with the Opposition against the motion.Is this the way that the Members of Parliament representing the Government wish to convey their representation of the people in the country’s highest decision-making body? It is quite obvious and troubling that such levels of unpreparedness regarding critical national matters do not augur well for the coordination required in moving Guyana forward. Simply put, this coalition Government is signalling their resolve and focus on bribing and fooling people to win their support.This motion itself was one which should not have been brought to the honourable House in the first place.This motion was before the House for several weeks for debate. And the APNU/AFC were made fully aware that it was wicked and nasty to use their parliamentary single-seat majority to pass such a motion when these matters could be dealt with by existing policies and rules to govern exemption of taxes and entitlements. It was indeed a total waste of time and abuse of the entire parliamentary mechanism, staff and money to facilitate such skulduggery.The Public Service Register for travelling positions is clear regarding the categories for Ministries, agencies and departments which should be beneficiaries and the level of benefits which should be accorded. Most ridiculous was the fact that many on the Government benches were lying through their teeth because it is public knowledge that Surrender Lall-Boodhoo is not working at the FIU office.It is important to point out that the granting of the concessions by the National Assembly would have been creating a serious precedent in the entire public/civil service, along with all the related agencies. Critically, it highlights the priorities of selected members on the Governments’ side, as well as their lack of concern for critical areas which should be truly prioritised and supported.Reference herein is made to the Commissioners of the Local Government Commission, whose critical role in the functions of municipalities, village and Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) demand that they are granted concessions for vehicles as a critical support.Further, there are literally hundreds of similar cases, in the Ministries, State agencies, semi-autonomous bodies, and constitutional agencies that will not only be demanding the same concessions, but are truly deserving of the support. The Opposition has saved this nation from a PNC-planned recipe for riot in the demand for duty-free concessions, and towards measures for a more objective approach to be pursued.The Minister of Finance must assert himself and he should have brought a ‘Bill’ to change the law and give the GRA Commissioner General the powers to take the appropriate action where necessary if the current system needs any adjustments.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Construction of $118M prison boat nears completion

first_imgPrisoners are soon to be transported to the Mazaruni high-level security prison via a spanking new motor boat.The 8 million passenger-cargo vessel for the Guyana Prison Service is under construction at the Guyana National Industrial Company (GNIC) Shipyard on Lombard Street, Georgetown and is slated to be completed by November monthThe vessel under construction at the GNIC Shipyardend.Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, on a visit to the shipyard, told media operatives that, “GNIC was awarded the contract in May 2017 to ensure that we have proper transportation for prisoners and produce for the prisoners on the Essequibo river.”Previously, prisoners were transported to the riverine prison location by private vessels contracted by the Government.Expressing satisfaction at the quality of work being done and the rate at which the vessel is being completed, Minister Ramjattan said, “I am no expert, but having gone in there, it does appear that the GNIC is doing a good job it. I’m pleased that local people can be employed to ensure that the assets get completed on time.”The twin-screw passenger-cargo vessel has been designed for harbour and riverine service in Guyana. According to the Department of Public Information, it has accommodation for 80 passengers above the main deck, as well as for 60 tons of cargo below the main deck, ahead of the engine room.  It contains three watertight bulkheads which divide the hull into four compartments.The vessel will be designed with a free running speed of not less than 12 knots, and will be fitted with two Perkins diesel engines developing about 500hp.Additionally, the vessel will be steel welded in construction, and will be of ABS classification standard.last_img read more

Rep. Lewis will seek a 16th term

first_img“One of the things I hope that Justice is looking at, it’s pretty apparent to anyone who would look, is I certainly have not been, as a result of my service in Congress, enriching myself,” Lewis said. Several high-profile Republicans have recently announced their retirements from Congress, including Deborah Pryce of Ohio and former Speaker Dennis Hastert of Illinois. Rumors that Lewis might retire had circulated for months in political circles and had been publicized in local media. Lewis’ aides disputed the rumors, but he had not publicly announced his intentions until Thursday evening, when he disclosed his re-election plans to supporters at a gathering in San Bernardino. Lewis has won re-election easily in his heavily Republican district. He is one of several California Republicans facing scrutiny from federal prosecutors. Most prominently, Rep. John Doolittle of Rocklin in Northern California remains under investigation along with his wife, Julie, in the influence-peddling scandal stemming from the conviction of GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “And so we’ve gone about attempting to reflect the interests of my district as best we can, and serving on the Appropriations Committee is a great place to do that.” Lewis’ talent at securing federal “earmarks” – spending targeted for specific home-district projects – brought him unwanted scrutiny last year when federal prosecutors in Los Angeles began probing his ties with lobbyist Bill Lowery, a former member of Congress whose clients included towns and businesses in Lewis’ district. Lowery’s clients benefited from federal dollars approved by Lewis’ committee, and Lowery and his lobbying associates and clients donated to Lewis’ campaigns. Lewis has denied wrongdoing, no charges have been filed, and there have been no recent public developments in the probe. However, Lewis hired a team of defense attorneys after news of the investigation broke in May 2006 and has paid them hundreds of thousands of dollars, including more than $30,000 in the second quarter of this year. “I’ve never had a conversation with anybody from the Justice Department so I don’t have any idea where they may be coming from,” Lewis said Friday. He added that his wife, Arlene, who’s also his chief of staff, keeps careful records of his dealings and he’s certain any scrutiny would show nothing untoward. GOP Rep. Jerry Lewis of Redlands announced Friday that he will seek a 16th term, putting to rest speculation that he might retire amid a federal lobbying probe. “I never seriously contemplated not running again,” Lewis said. Lewis, 72, was the chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee until Republicans lost control of Congress last year. The position allowed him to steer plentiful federal dollars to his inland Southern California district, an ability he still retains as top Republican on the spending panel. “Recently my bride, who’s been running my life for 40 years, awakened in the middle of the night and she said, `You know we’ve spent most of our life in the minority and we’ve gotten a lot done in the minority, why are you so discouraged?”‘ Lewis said in an interview. last_img

Serie A teen prodigy to sign contract amid interest from Tottenham

first_img Andrea Pinamonti (left) in action for Inter in the Europa League Inter Milan are working on a bumper new contract for teen prodigy Andrea Pinamonti to ward off interest from Tottenham.Reports have suggested that Spurs have already made contact with the Serie A giants about a potential deal for the 17-year-old.Pinamonti is highly rated at the club having scored 15 goals in 15 games for Inter’s youth team and he was rewarded with a Serie A debut on Sunday when he came on in the 80th minute against Empoli.Now, according to the Corriere Dello Sport, Inter are working hard to ensure the teen star stays at the club by preparing a five-year deal for him.Inter are aware of the strong interest from Spurs, who have a recent tradition of blooding young players in their first team, and want to ensure they keep Pinamonti at the club.The new long-term contract is expected to be completed within the next couple of months and will of course include a significant pay rise. 1last_img read more

Top stories: The Breakthrough of the Year, a heartbreaking ghost octopus story, and how pregnancy reshapes women’s brains

first_imgRipples in spacetime: Science’s 2016 Breakthrough of the YearThe discovery of ripples in spacetime—gravitational waves—shook the scientific world this year. It fulfilled a prediction made 100 years ago by Albert Einstein and capped a 40-year quest to spot the infinitesimal ripples. But instead of the end of the story, scientists see the discovery as the birth of a new field: gravitational wave astronomy. Runners-up for 2016’s Breakthrough of the Year include lab-grown human embryos, the discovery of the exoplanet next door, and portable DNA sequencers. Also be sure to check out our favorite science news stories of 2016  along with the top images of the year.Pregnancy resculpts women’s brains for at least 2 yearsSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)A first-of-its-kind study has revealed that the architecture of women’s brains changes strikingly during their first pregnancies, in ways that last for at least 2 years. In particular, gray matter shrinks in areas involved in processing and responding to social signals. This may mean that new mothers’ brains are more efficiently wired in areas that allow them, for instance, to respond to their infant’s needs or to detect threatening people in their environments.‘Ghost octopus’ has heartbreaking parenting strategyA little white octopus, dubbed “Casper,” was discovered in March of this year when a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration submarine robot found it in a singular sighting. In a study published this week in Current Biology, researchers report that this species (which is so new, it doesn’t have a scientific designation) has a unique—and rather sad—parenting strategy.Deep probe of antimatter puts Einstein’s special relativity to the testAfter decades of effort, physicists have probed the inner workings of atoms of antihydrogen—the antimatter version of hydrogen—by measuring for the first time a particular wavelength of light that they absorb. The advance opens the way to precisely comparing hydrogen and antihydrogen and, oddly, testing the special theory of relativity—Albert Einstein’s 111-year-old theory of how space and time appear to observers moving relative to one another, which, among other things, says that nothing can move faster than light.U.S. physics society removes chief lobbyist after controversial press release on Trump’s electionThe American Physical Society (APS) has dumped its longtime lobbyist, one of the most visible spokespeople for the scientific community, within days of angry reactions from some members to the society’s congratulatory message to President-elect Donald Trump. Michael Lubell was director of public affairs and head of the Washington, D.C., office of the 53,000-member APS, which is based in nearby College Park, Maryland. In his 22 years at APS, Lubell earned a reputation for giving blunt assessments of political developments.Now that you’ve got the scoop on this week’s hottest Science news, come back Monday to test your smarts on our weekly quiz!last_img read more

Xiaomi Mi 4 gets a Rs 2,000 price cut

first_imgXiaomi’s Mi 4 received a price cut during the Mi Fan Festival which was supposed to be momentary. And now, it has been announced that the price cut is here to stay. While the price of the Mi 4 16GB drops from Rs 19,999 to Rs 17,999, that of the 64GB version drops from Rs 23,999 to Rs 21,999. The smartphone will soon be coming to Snapdeal and Amazon India. For now, it is available on Flipkart and The Mobile Store.The announcement was made by Mi India on a Facebook post, which read, “Great news! Many Mi fans enjoyed the special Mi 4 price during Mi Fan Festival. So starting today at 12 noon, we’re bringing it back and making this price drop permanent! The Mi 4 16GB will now go for Rs. 17,999, and 64GB model for Rs. 21,999 (down from Rs. 19,999 and Rs. 23,999 respectively) – prices you love! “To recap things, the Mi 4 is powered by a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM and runs on Android 4.4KitKat based MIUI 6 skin. It sports a 5-inch full-HD display with JDI OGS full lamination display. Other features include a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera, along with a 3080mAh battery.last_img read more

Watch: Hardik Pandya apologises to brother Krunal after almost knocking his head off in…

first_imgAdvertisementThe Pandya brothers have been selected in the squad for the three-match T20I series against South Africa which starts on 15 September at Dharamshala. And the duo appears to be working very hard to deliver their best. In a video shared by Hardik, the brothers are seen to be enjoying their practice session until Hardik smashed the ball so hard that Krunal narrowly escaped from being hit on his head.On Wednesday, Hardik posted a video on Twitter from the practice session in which he can be seen smashing his spinner brother all around the park. During one such instance Hardik tried to dispatch the ball straight down the ground, and Krunal, the bowler had to quickly move away from in order to save himself from the hit.“Pandya vs Pandya in training I think I won that round big bro @krunalpandya24 P.S: Sorry for almost knocking your head off,” Hardik wrote.Pandya 🆚 Pandya in training I think I won that round big bro @krunalpandya24 😂😂P.S: Sorry for almost knocking your head off 🤣🙏😘— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) September 11, 2019Krunal in response, tried to troll his younger brother as Hardik wasn’t able to manage one of his ball in another video.“Hahaha it’s all cool bro but why didn’t you upload this video?” Krunal tweeted.Hahaha it’s all cool bro but why didn’t you upload this video? 🤔🤣🤣 @hardikpandya7— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) September 11, 2019 The younger Pandya has been brought in place of Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the upcoming series against The Proteas after being rested for the recently concluded West Indies tour.Advertisementlast_img read more