Simeone staying at Atletico next season – Cerezo

first_imgTransfers Simeone promised he’ll stay at Atletico next season, says president Ryan Benson 20:06 12/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) simeone-cropped Getty Images Transfers Atlético Madrid Atlético Madrid v Getafe Getafe Primera División The Argentine has again been linked to a move away from the Spanish side but he has given his word that he will stay for at least another year Diego Simeone has vowed he will still be in charge of Atletico Madrid next season, according to president Enrique Cerezo.Simeone has persistently been linked with a move away from Atletico in recent years, with Everton the most recent to reportedly be interested in his services before appointing Sam Allardyce.The Argentina and Inter jobs are the ones he is more regularly linked to, though, given his history with both teams during his playing career. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But with both of those in relatively secure situations, an opportunity to take over as coach appears to be some way off.And Cerezo says that Simeone has even given “his word” about staying at the Wanda Metropolitano next term.”He is calm, at ease, working well at Atletico,” Cerezo told AS. “We are proud to have this great coach, and we are proud for what he is as an athlete and as a person.”We have his word and his commitment that he will be at Atletico next season. There’s no more to say.” Atletico went into La Liga’a mid-season break second in the table behind only Barcelona, yet in some ways the first half of their campaign has been a little disappointing.Diego Simeone Atletico Madrid RomaAt times they have been underwhelming in attack, with star man Antoine Griezmann having scored just five goals, while they were also dumped out of the Champions League.But Cerezo is sure that Diego Costa and Vitolo will make a difference when they can be officially registered in January.”Diego Costa is fabulous and will fit very well into the team,” said Cerezo. “He is a great football player and has scored a lot of goals. And Vitolo has already demonstrated at Seville and Las Palmas the kind of player he is.”You are right; Atletico will be a strong, tough team and those who want to win will have to do things well and work hard.”last_img read more

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2015 NYC Survey

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a month agoPatrice Evra: Players must want to bleed for Man Utd

first_imgPatrice Evra: Players must want to bleed for Man Utdby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePatrice Evra says Manchester United players must want to “bleed” for the club.The Red Devils are undergoing a transition period with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer becoming the fourth manager since Evra left the club in 2014. The Frenchman is happy with Solskjaer’s appointment and now wants to see the players buy into the club’s philosophy.”We’ve had too many managers, David Moyes, [Louis] van Gaal, [Jose] Mourinho. I just think for the players it’s difficult,” Evra told Sky Sports.”One manager wants to play one way, another manager wants to play another way, you need to know the value of the club and Manchester United.”That’s why I think Ole is a good appointment for the club. He knows the philosophy of the club.”It’s difficult when you come to Manchester United from the outside, people don’t accept you straight away. You need to bleed for this club before people accept you.”We are a big club. We want to win trophies. We don’t want to spend more than 10 years without winning the league again. It’s not easy but the fans have to believe – it’s a process.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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The ‘Best Spanish Ship Built in 2012’ Award …

first_imgzoom On Thursday October 24, the Association of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in Spain (AINE) handed over the award for Best Spanish ship built in 2012 to Zamakona Yards.The event took place at a gala dinner held at the Club de Campo in Madrid as a part of the 52nd Congress of Naval Engineering and Maritime Industry for the year 2013, under the theme “Engineers and Engineering.Zamakona President Mr. Pedro Garaygordobil received the reward from Mr. Luis Vilches Collado, Dean – President of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers in Spain.The award certifies that the ship ESVAGT AURORA is the Best Spanish ship built in 2012. Zamakona Yards won the final at Metalships & Docks with the vessel North Ocean 105 and Armón Vigo shipyard with the ship Angeles Alvariño. The shipowner is the company Esvagt AS, owned by the Danish multinational AP Møller- Mærsk.ESVAGT AURORA’s primary mission is to provide immediate assistance to emergency situations and to provide support to deep sea operations. The ship is specially adapted to service in adverse weather conditions in the Barents Sea. The vessel incorporates the latest cutting-edge technological developments for the launch and recovery of rescue boats, deicing equipment to prevent accumulation on deck as well as equipment for pollution control. It meets the highest standards required by the Norwegian authorities for this type of vessels.With this award, Zamakona Yards is positioned as market leader in Spain and Europe in manufacturing offshore vessels. Zamakona Yards Group has facilities in Santurtzi (Vizcaya), Pasajes (Guipúzcoa) and Las Palmas of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), with over 41 years of experience in shipbuilding and repairs of all types of vessels. The company is specialized in offshore vessels, fishing boats and tugs construction.Zamakona Yards, October 30, 2013last_img read more

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This Years Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia

first_imgNova Scotians favoured the same two baby names in 2017 as last year: Olivia and William. According to Nova Scotia’s Registry of Vital Statistics, as of Dec. 28, Nova Scotia welcomed 53 babies named Olivia and 60 named William. Of the 7,646 registered births in Nova Scotia up to Dec. 28, the top 10 names were Olivia, Charlotte, Scarlett, Sophia, Ava, William, Benjamin, Liam, Oliver and Lincoln. The most popular names usually remain fairly consistent over the years, however, there are a few new favourites this year such as Lincoln, Alexander, Grayson, Jaxon, Thomas, Hannah, Avery, Zoey and Sadie. Nova Scotia began formally registering births on Aug. 1, 1864. The most popular names that year were Mary and John.last_img read more

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Montreals oldest urban stable torn down advocates promise to rebuild

first_imgMONTREAL – A living piece of Montreal history was relegated to the past on Thursday as the oldest urban stable in the city — some say in the country — was finally torn down.The stable at the Griffintown Horse Palace, which was built in 1862, was deemed too decrepit to save, according to a member of the foundation that rallied to save the site.But while it was heart-wrenching to see the 150-year-old structure come tumbling down, Juliette Patterson said there are plans to reconstruct the building she calls “the soul” of the rapidly gentrifying Griffintown neighbourhood just west of Old Montreal.“Now we associate Griffintown with new condos and towers, but what it used to be was a very working-class area,” she said.“(The stable) is one of the last vestiges of this neighbourhood and we thought it was important to keep it.”The Horse Palace has long been a bit of a throwback, a small brick stable and paddock tucked in the shadow of nearby condo towers, surrounded by 100-year-old poplar trees.Originally, Patterson said, it housed the horses that hauled the construction material used in the docks along the newly built Lachine Canal.Later, its inhabitants pulled the snowplows that cleared city streets.Until recent days, it was home to horses working in the tourist-driven caleche trade, and Patterson says it will return to that vocation again.She says the horse palace foundation has secured enough funding to build a small brick stable, about the size of the original, which will house three to four horses.Some of the original planks and metal pieces from the old stable will go into the new building on the site of the one that has just been demolished.If more funding can be secured, Patterson hopes the stable will one day also be able to host farmers’ markets and offer equine activities for the public, continuing what she says is a trend toward urban agriculture.“It really is a continuity between the past and the future, where more and more we’re seeing cities integrating biodiversity and nature into the city,” she said.Dinu Bumbaru, policy director for Heritage Montreal, says that as far as he knows the Griffintown Horse Palace was the oldest continuously operating urban stable in North America.He said he supports the effort to rebuild it in a way that honours its origins and will allow people to experience an authentic connection to the city’s history.“A bronze plaque is not sufficient, and you can’t turn every piece of heritage into a web page,” he said.“We could have a plaque or an exhibition that talks about the presence of horses, or you can have the horses. A horse palace is like a gateway to time.”last_img read more

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European clubs say will boycott FIFAs Club World Cup

first_imgMIAMI (Florida): Europe’s top clubs say they will boycott FIFA’s proposed new Club World Cup, leaving FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s latest plans in serious doubt and risking a major split in the world game. Infantino had hoped to get backing this week for creating two new, potentially money-spinning, tournaments — a new worldwide Nations League for national teams and a fresh 24-team Club World Cup to start with a ‘pilot’ edition in 2021. However, even before Friday’s meeting of the ruling FIFA Council, Infantino was forced to drop the Nations League plan after his own task force found there was no consensus for such a tournament and a lack of space in the international calendar. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenInfantino still wants to move ahead with his plans for a ‘pilot edition’ of a 24-team Club World Cup, with the council expected to allow the idea to move forward ahead of June’s FIFA Congress which would be asked to endorse the plan. But a letter to UEFA and Infantino from the European Club Association (ECA) head Andrea Agnelli, chairman of Italian side Juventus, and signed by 15 members of the organisation’s board, including officials of Manchester United, Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam, made clear the opposition. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgeryThe letter, sections of which were published in the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung says they are “firmly against any approval of a revised Club World Cup at this point in time and confirm that no ECA clubs would take part to such a competition”. The ECA represents 232 European clubs, including all the leading teams who would be expected to feature in a Club World Cup. The ECA says a decision on potential new competitions can only be made as part of an agreed framework for the international match calendar post-2024. A spokesperson for the ECA declined to comment on the content of the letter said that they would be meeting later this month to discuss the situation. “We are following developments around the FIFA Council closely. Any decision impacting our members will be discussed and assessed in detail at our upcoming board meeting to be held on 26th March,” they said. The letter also referenced a 2015 agreement between FIFA and the ECA and said that any decision which was against their wishes would “not be in accordance” with it. The agreement stated that “any changes to the International Match Calendar… will require explicit consent from ECA.” The letter said: “We are therefore certain that FIFA will honour its contractual commitments and we reserve all rights in this regard.”last_img read more

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Grains higher livestock higher

CHICAGO — Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery was up 1 cent at $5.3260 a bushel; Jul corn gained 8.80 cents at $4.49 a bushel; July oats rose 10 cents at $3.0940 a bushel; while July soybeans gained 7.60 cents at 8.9260 bushel.Beef and pork were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.Jun. live cattle was up .35 cent at $1.0905 a pound; Aug. feeder cattle gained .86 cent at $1.3628 a pound; Jun. lean hogs rose .33 cents at .7945 a pound.The Associated Press read more

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DR Congo UN official meets authorities in North Kivu

Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Haile Menkerios, who was sent by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the special mission last week, began his meetings in Kinshasa on Saturday, according to the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC). Mr. Menkerios also traveled to Goma where he held talks with North Kivu’s Governor, Julian Paluku and the Commander of the 8th Military Region, General Vainqueur Mayala, as well as representatives of the civil society groups, communities and other concerned players. Speaking to reporters on his arrival, Mr. Menkerios said he had been sent by the Secretary-General to explore how the UN can reinforce support for the Congolese and neighbouring countries in the search for a common strategy. He also reiterated the UN’s full commitment to supporting the Government in its efforts to bring stability to the eastern part of the country. The aim is to foster a lasting solution to the crisis in the region, where some 800,000 people have been displaced by fighting, a MONUC spokesperson said today. Mr. Menkerios travelled on Monday to Kigali, the next leg on his tour of the region. 7 November 2007Aiming to facilitate efforts to achieve a lasting solution to the crisis in the strife-torn North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official has held meeting with local authorities there. read more

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