Real Madrid snap up ‘next Neymar’

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Warriors owner on potential Cavs rematch: ‘We got unfinished business’ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “Real Madrid and Flamengo have reached an agreement regarding the transfer of… Vinicius Junior from July 2018,” the La Liga club said in a statement.“The player will remain at his current club until July 2019, although he will be able to play for Real Madrid before then if both clubs agree to it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundReal gave no details of the transfer fee, but reports in the Spanish press claim the deal could be worth up to 40 million euros ($45 million). MOST READ LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Brazil´s Vinicius Junior poses with the best player trophy in the South American U-17 football tournament in Rancagua, some 90 km south of Santiago de Chile on March 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BERNETTIReal Madrid have agreed a deal reportedly worth up to 40 million euros to sign teenage Brazilian prodigy Vinicius Junior from Flamengo once he turns 18, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday.The 16-year-old forward has drawn comparisons to Barcelona star Neymar after shining at the under-17 South American Championships, with Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also reportedly showing interest.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Swing Out Sister back to PH this Aprillast_img read more

Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United on alert as midfielder nears Dortmund exit

first_img Jakub Blaszczykowski Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have been put on alert after reports suggest Jakub Blaszczykowski may leave Borussia Dortmund.The Pole has not featured in any of Dortmund’s opening three games of the season, sparking rumours he may be on his way out of the club.According to Bild, Real Betis are considering a move for the midfielder but may struggle to match his wage demands.Blaszczykowski is apparently after an increase on his £1.8m yearly salary, which could price out Betis and bring Premier League heavyweights into the equation. 1last_img read more

$115 million budget before school board

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Steve Bradley, the district’s assistant superintendent of business services, attributes the growth in part to a program that allows students with parents who work full time in Burbank to transfer to Burbank schools. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – The Burbank Unified School District board is expected to approve a $115 million general fund budget tonight, a jump of nearly $4 million over last year. Under the financial plan, officials could add salaries for nearly five teaching positions and set aside $1.3 million for anything from restoring school campuses to adding custodians. While neighboring Glendale has seen declining enrollment, Burbank expects to have a jump of 45 students, bringing the estimated total student enrollment to 15,373. That flies in the face of last year’s projection that predicted declining enrollment as housing prices have skyrocketed, pricing many young parents out of the market. last_img read more

Pro-immigration groups plan rallies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Protestors centered their anger on a House bill by James Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc, that would have made all illegal immigrants criminals and created a 700-mile wall along the Mexican border. The bill garnered support from many House Republicans. But other observers say more marches could create even further division between both sides of the red-hot immigration debate. “All it does is solidify the people that are for them, and those that are against them; it’s unclear how it impacts people on the fence,” said Ricardo Ramirez, an assistant professor of political science at University of Southern California. Since the marches, dozens of groups – from immigrant rights activists to political associations – have launched citizenship and voting drives to focus the momentum created by the mass protests into political clout. House Republicans have even created their own immigration road show – holding hearings in more than a dozen states over the summer – aimed at forcing President George Bush to cave to the House’s more restrictive legislation. “The experience is that these marches have backfired,” said Ira Melhman, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group advocating tighter border controls. “The American public look at these and they are outraged. There are millions of people breaking the law and they are being rewarded for it.” (818) 713-3741160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Organizers of the Los Angeles pro-immigration march that drew half a million people and attracted international attention have plans for more street demonstrations in September to urge Congress to pass an immigration reform bill. Similar marches were organized in Chicago this month drawing 10,000 protestors. With pressure mounting on both sides of the debate, immigration reform could once again come to center stage. “We are out there pushing for better and real immigration reform … People are out there waiting, they want to march,” said Javier Rodriguez, an organizer with the March 25 Coalition. Rodriguez said a Labor Day weekend march would follow the same route as the pro-immigrant march downtown on March 25. Another march is planned for that weekend in Wilmington by the newly formed Liberty and Justice for Immigrants Coalition – comprising Teamsters, Hermandad Mexicana and the Mexican American Political Association. “We prefer no bill this year (over) a bad bill. We can go out there and demonstrate that people are willing and encouraged to defeat both pieces of legislation this years,” said Nativo Lopez, president of MAPA. last_img read more

Paris Saint-Germain plotting £150m bid for Lazio star

first_img1 Paris Saint-Germain are expecting to beat Manchester United to the signing of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic by submitting a huge £150m bid.The midfielder has been one of the stars of the Serie A season so far this year and clubs are queuing up to sign him.Manchester United are big fans of the Serbian, while Barcelona, Bayern Munich and other top European sides have been scouting him too.But now, according to Corriere dello Sport, PSG are set to blow everyone out of the water with a £150m offer.The deal is reportedly being brokered by super-agent Jorge Mendes and is likely to go through in the summer.If the transfer were to be completed, it would make Milinkovic-Savic’s departure the most expensive Serie A sale in history. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been on fire for Lazio this season last_img read more

Barnes fears England have become ‘cocky’ but backs Three Lions to bounce back

first_img 2 England’s next match is against Bulgaria in Sofia on Monday, and there has been plenty of talk about the potential for racist abuse towards the visiting players in that match.Southgate has talked about how “everybody is clear” with regard to UEFA’s three-step protocol for such situations, while England striker Tammy Abraham has suggested the team could defy that by making their own decision to walk off the pitch.When asked about that, Barnes said: “What England should do is go and win the match, play the game and deal with whatever happens (when it) happens, rather than try to preempt something negative.“I’m not a fan of walking off the field, but if that is what they have decided to do, that is what they should do if they feel like that is the solution. I don’t think that is the solution, but if they decide as a group that is what they want to do, then that is what they should do.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS LATEST on target Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Barnes believes England have become complacent England underperformed in Prague Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman stalemate rookie error Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future center_img appointed targets “I don’t think it was a conscious effort and I really believe last night can work in our favour in just bringing us down to earth, to say ‘we’re not the finished article, we still have a lot of work to do, let’s continue to work with humility.’“I think because of the success they’ve had, they have probably got a little bit complacent. So this is not a bad thing to happen now. It is just a little bit of a wake-up call for us to maybe concentrate on trying to be a little bit more together and humble.”Barnes thinks England, who remain top of Group A, need to defend better as a team.“We need everybody to work harder to help the defence,” the 55-year-old said.“I think that was apparent even when we won 5-3 (against Kosovo in the previous match). For me, if you talk about one place where we need to improve, it’s not in our defence in terms of the back four, it is the way we defend as a team.” Former Liverpool forward John Barnes fears England have become ‘cocky’ but has backed the Three Lions to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to the Czech Republic.The Three Lions blew the chance to seal Euro 2020 qualification with three matches to spare as the Czechs capitalised on the visitors’ listless performance in Prague. latest PEP TALK Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff It was the first time England have lost a World Cup or European Championship qualifying match in 10 years.Former England winger Barnes said “It wasn’t the greatest of performances, but it terms of the consistency they have shown over the last two years they have been fantastic.“I think what helped was that from the outset with Gareth Southgate, we were told we have to give them time to develop and support them. We weren’t putting any expectations on them, then they played with freedom and showed what they can do.“Maybe subconsciously because of what has happened to them in the last year or so, we are now saying we are going to win the Euros, that they are fantastic, and maybe subconsciously they kind of took their eye off the prize a bit and may have become a bit cocky. statement update Getty Images – Getty 2 Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

Donegal artist Sharkey believes care homes across country have secret burial sites

first_imgDonegal-born artist Kevin Sharkey believes homes across the country will have their own ‘unmarked graves’ after the Tuam scandal.The painter was born in a nursing home and later moved from care centre to care centre before being raised in Killybegs.The former TV host says all of the other kids in care were aware of the bodies buried in the gardens and grounds of homes across Ireland. Gardai last week launched an investigation after a large number of remains were discovered on the grounds of a Tuam home in Co Galway, run by the Bon Secours Sisters, following local historian Catherine Corless’s campaigning.Sharkey told how the higher-ups at the homes would tell the children to not play in certain parts of the garden.Sharkey said: “I was born in St Patrick’s Nursing Home on the Navan Road in 1961. I was illegally adopted from there and just given to a couple from Donegal without my mother’s permission.“When I was a kid they sent me to an orphanage and to places like Lusk out in Oberstown and out by Skerries and one of the things that always, always came through was that as soon as you walk through you would hear the whispers: ‘Watch out for the priest, watch out for the brothers.’ The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation began excavations at the Tuam site in October 2016, and have uncovered remains aged from 35 foetal weeks to three years that are said to have been buried between 1925 and 1961.Sharkey has now called on the Government to start a countrywide investigation of all homes in order to show the full horror of Ireland’s past.He said: “What is happening in Tuam is either going to be something that Ireland stands up and deals with or we go through the next ten to 20 years of these things just dripping through.“The Church has done this country so much damage. If eight babies were found in a house in Wicklow tomorrow it would be news all over the world and the perpetrator would be caught and punished or at least hunted down.“And in this particular instance we can’t just say ‘oh, it was way back then’ — the people who were running those orders are still in power and are still in control. “Of course, there were people in the Church who did good things but the veil has fallen. Every nursing home will have a similar situation. Every residential boys home will have an unmarked graveyard.”He added: “We have to have these sites exhumed and go and check wherever they are.”Sharkey, who counts Kate Moss and Matt Lucas as fans, also opened up about the abuse he saw in one home.He said: “The first evening I went in, one of the brothers was sitting there with his hands down the pants of an eight-year-old boy, and the boy’s two brothers aged 13 and 15 had to sit there and watch this. They couldn’t do anything. “You’re in the care of these people. They were drunk, sadistic, sex abusers, rapists. They were f***ing lunatics.”Donegal artist Sharkey believes care homes across country have secret burial sites was last modified: March 12th, 2017 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:care homesdeadgravesKevin SharkeyKillybegslast_img read more

Almost half of African millionaires make South Africa their home

first_imgJohannesburg, founded as it was on the rich seam of gold that makes up the Witwatersrand, has long been known as the City of Gold. More than a hundred years since the days of instant fortune in the mining town, it is the top place that African millionaires call their home. Johannesburg is the top city in Africa for dollar millionaires. (Image: Media Club South Africa) Text: Melissa JavanGraphic: Mary AlexanderAlmost half of Africa’s dollar millionaires live in four of South Africa’s cities, according to a report by global research company New World Wealth.The report was released earlier this week. It found that the country’s city of gold, Johannesburg, was the home of most of Africa’s millionaires, with 23 400 living there. Cape Town (8 900), Durban (2 700) and Pretoria (2 500) were also all in the top 10 of the list.As of June 2015, there were about 163 000 millionaires living in Africa, with combined wealth holdings of $670-billion (R9.09-trillion). Of that number, nearly 42% lived in South Africa.Cairo, Egypt had the second highest number of millionaires, with 10 200), followed by Lagos, Nigeria with 9 100 millionaires.The Ghanaian city of Accra was expected see the biggest growth in millionaires in the next decade, with numbers forecast to increase from 2 300 in 2015 to 4 100 in 2025, the report found.Nairobi (71% increase from 6 200 to 10 600) and Durban (48% increase to 4 000) had the next highest projected growth.Colin Grieve, the chief representative officer at AfrAsia Bank, said African cities were emerging as epicentres of growth and opportunity. “(They are) places where growing numbers of consumers with disposable income are congregating,” he said.“Successful entrepreneurs are seizing the opportunity to provide products and services to these expanding markets and in doing so, generating wealth for themselves and their communities.”Click on the image below for a larger view.Sources: New World WealthIn another report released in July, Plettenberg Bay, on the Garden Route was named the top second home hotspot in South Africa for the super-rich, with over 120 homes valued at R20-million or more. It is the highest of any town in the country with the exception of Johannesburg and Cape Town.New World Wealth reported that other second home hotspots for the super-rich were Umhlanga and La Lucia (230) in Durban, Knysna on the Garden Route (230), Stellenbosch in Western Cape (170) and Franschoek in Western Cape (70). In these towns, local and foreign buyers made their second homes. These statistics exclude major cities.Multimillionaires or the super-rich refer to individuals with net assets of $10-million (R120-million) or more.This article was originally posted on the News24 wire.last_img read more

Defense wins games for GlobalPort in streak

first_imgMOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte SMB stays unscathed, escapes NLEX ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH “Our offense just flowed and we stayed aggressive on defense.”The Batang Pier defense kept the Elite in check for the majority of the game as they jumped to a 31-point lead numerous times in the fourth quarter en route to their second straight win in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingFor Anthony, the victory further justified coach Pido Jarencio’s pleas early in the conference to GlobalPort to double down on defense, something which the team has done in the past two outings which both ended up in victories.“When we hold teams below 100 points, those are the two games we win,” said the 31-year-old. “Offense is going to flow because we got guys who can shoot. Some games they won’t drop, but other games it will. But as long as the ball moves, we take the right shots, and play together, we’ll get the win.” SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais LATEST STORIES PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power gridcenter_img BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Anthony feels that his team is slowly getting its groove after a 0-2 start.“I feel like we started off poorly with NLEX. We kind of grew and had a good game against Ginebra but fell through the end. Then we’ve been building on our two wins, and a lot of it is because of our chemistry. We have a lot of new guys and a new coach, so our chemistry’s building and it’s getting better every day,” he said.However, the tougher challenges are still ahead for the Batang Pier, and it starts next Wednesday against San Miguel.Anthony thinks GlobalPort’s performance against the reigning three-time Philippine Cup champs will dictate how the team will fare this conference.“They’re going to be the team to beat and definitely a barometer. We’ve got some time to get better, so we’ve got to keep working on our weaknesses and continue to get better every day,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netHe may have shot the lights out on Friday night, but Sean Anthony said that the credit for GlobalPort’s 101-76 rout of Blackwater should go to his team’s defense.“We held them under 80 points and that was the key,” said Anthony, who ignited the blowout with his 6-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc to finish with 22 points, 21 coming in the first half, alongside seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals in the 25-point victory.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more