first_imgJuventus are monitoring Spanish youngster Ferran Torres, according to reports, joining a long list of suitors. The 19-year old, who plays for Valencia and is on duty with Spain’s U-21 team, is being observed by Juve’s scouts, claim Torres has made 12 appearances for Valencia this season, and scored once. He made his debut for the club in December 2017. Born in 2000, the right winger has a release clause of €100m, and his contract expires in June 2021. The imminent winding down of the deal means he could be available at a lowered price-tag. He has already been linked with Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Barcelona. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

first_imgMS Dhoni takes the bails off to run David Miller out.India have surprised everyone with their agile fielding in the World Cup so far and it was more prominent in the game against South Africa, which they won by convincing 130 runs.”India in the last six to seven years have been better fielding team than 15 years ago,” said former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding.India started their World Cup campaign with a bang by beating Pakistan and in the next game against favourites South Africa came out with flying colours in every department, especially the ground fielding and catching.”In ground fielding India have improved in recent years. It was extraordinary (against Proteas),” Ian Chappell said.In the match against South Africa, India managed two run outs of AB de Villiers and David Miller. The big wicket of De Villers off a Mohit Sharma throw turned the match completely in India’s favour.”I have seen Mohit. His fielding is impressive. So, it is important to pick him,” former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar noted.India’s team director, Ravi Shastri was also mighty impressed with his side’s athletic fielding in the last two matches. “Fielding was fabulous. You would think it was Aussie or South Africa not Indian players fielding.”The presence of youngsters in the team has also brought a lot of difference to India’s fielding – Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Rohit Sharma in the circle make up for a brilliant fielding unit.last_img read more

first_imgMoyes tells Liverpool fans: Nothing deliberate over Ramos challenge on Salahby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes insists Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos didn’t set out to injure Mohamed Salah in Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat last season.Moyes was a member of the elite UEFA technical study group that assessed the Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.He told the Sunday Express: “One of the big points the next morning about the Champions League Final was the Sergio Ramos foul on Mo Salah. It was the key moment of the game.“Ramos was telling Salah this is the big boys’ game now and you will have to deal with that, but he wasn’t trying to deliberately dislocate his shoulder. I certainly felt it altered the outcome of the match.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool defender Van Dijk: I’ve still much to improveby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk says he’s far from the finished article.He has been named the Premier League’s Player of the Month award for December.And the Netherlands captain demands more of himself.“I’ve improved in every aspect of my game but there is still so much to learn and to get better at,” he said ahead of Saturday’s league meeting with Brighton and Hove Albion.“I’m working every day to get to where I want to be – I want to get the maximum out of myself. That’s [done] by working every day and making sure that you give everything for the team and for your club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Buffon defends Juventus teammate Rabiot: Give him a breakby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGigi Buffon insists Adrien Rabiot will prove himself at Juventus.The midfielder followed Buffon from PSG to Juve this summer, but has battled for minutes so far this season.However, Buffon insists: “It must be said that for ten months. Ten months, it’s as if we had seen him twice, even if he trained … He must return to the field, take his bearings, especially for someone with this great physique. “You also change teammates, you come to Juve, a club with different working methods, you change a championship … I think Adrien brings to Juve exceptional technical and physical qualities. It takes a period of adaptation for everyone. He will not be the first nor the last.” last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Everton winger Bernard admits confidence boostby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveEverton winger Bernard says his goal against West Ham United was down to an increase in confidence.The Brazilian received the ball from Theo Walcott on the edge of the penalty box and went on a mazy run to score the opening goal in the 2-0 victory.Asked if he was intent on firing off a shot when he controlled Walcott’s pass, Bernard told evertontv: “Definitely. I am always thinking about the team and looking for my teammates.”But perhaps with my confidence increased and the confidence of the manager, I am trying to take a few more chances.”I still want to look for my teammates and help the team but perhaps I can shoot more and take more opportunities.”The whole team had a really good attitude throughout the match.”Everyone knew we were in a difficult position and gave their all to try to get out of this situation.”Every player deserves credit for the effort they put in.” last_img read more

first_imgThe annual Monterey Bay Gala for Make-A-Wish will take place on October 26th, 2013 from 5pm-midnight at Clint and Dina Eastwood’s Tehama Golf Club.The annual event raised $1million last year to support granting wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.Performers this year are comedian George Lopez, who also performed at the 2006 Gala, as well as comedian Jackie Flynn, who has starred in movies such as “King Pin”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “Me,Myself And Irene,” “Shallow Hal” and “Stuck On You”. Guests will also be treated to music by the Greg Kihn Band, who will be performing afterwards.The theme of the gala this year is “Passport to Wishes” and will feature tastes, sights and sounds from around the globe. There will be both live and silent auctions featuring unique and hard to come by items and experiences. Tickets are $500 and up and all proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, which is headquartered in San Francisco.To find out more about the event, click here.last_img read more

first_imgAs the 47th Annual Country Music Awards approach all eyes are turned to this year’s hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.Country Music artist Brad Paisley is no stranger to success, a three-time Grammy award winning country singer-songwriter with over thirty-two top ten songs on the Billboard Music Charts. He has received numerous awards from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association, Country Music Television, the American Music Awards and Nashville Songwriters International.It is not often enough that these stars are recognized for what they do behind the scenes. Not only is Brad a talented artist, but has a compassion for helping sick children. Over the past 10 years, he has granted several wishes for children through Kids Wish Network and recorded a PSA to bring awareness to Kids Wish Networks cause.Brad Paisley’s first wish was for Brandy who wanted to visit the Nashville Country Music Festival. While relaxing with her family at their hotel a knock sounded at the door and in walked Brad Paisley! Brandy couldn’t believe her eyes. Brad spent time talking with the teen and her family and even sang lines from Brandy’s favorite song. It was truly a wish to remember.Brad’s second wish was for Holly, who suffers from neurofibromatosis (NF-1.) All Holly wanted was to see Brad Paisley in concert. However this is not Brad’s style. He was determined to make her wish more special by asking her to visit him backstage after the concert. She warmed right up to Brad and the pair had a good time laughing, taking pictures and signing autographs.More recently, Brad Paisley teamed up with Kids Wish Network for their Corvette Dream Giveaway Sweepstakes. Corvettes hold a special place in his heart, as does bringing joy to children, so this partnership was a perfect match. He autographed a new special edition car appropriately name the “Brad Paisley Hero Edition,” to raise awareness for the Kids Wish Network Hero Program. The Hero Program recognizes children who have faced and overcome difficult circumstances, often enduring a great deal of pain and suffering. Brad signed and posed with the Corvette ZR1 and the 1967 Corvette Convertible Sting Ray, both which were awarded to one lucky winner.Kids Wish Network is proud to call Brad Paisley a special “Guardian Angel.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

first_imgCommunity members were nominated in seven separate categories, from awards for Literacy to the Mayor’s Citizen of the Year.Guest speakers for the night included local writer Ronnie Pelletier and local business manager Chad Chappell, with a musical performance by Airik Clark.Mayor Lori Ackerman gave congratulations and thanks to all the nominees and recipients for their continued hard work and dedication to the community.“First of all, I want to give a huge congratulations to absolutely everyone in this room because if you weren’t a winner or nominated, you’re supporting someone so good for you.”Recipients:Recipient of the Literacy Award was Connie Greyeyes-Dick. Runner-ups were Jessica Kalman and Tammy Watson. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John held the 12th Annual Community Awards Night at the Lido Theatre on Thursday.It was an evening to celebrate community members that provide excellent work ethic and service to make a difference in Fort St. John.Judges for the night were Councillors Trevor Bolin, Becky Grimsrud, and Director of Recreation & Leisure Services Karin Carlson. Connie’s sister Holly accepted the award on her behalf.The winner of the Humanitarian Award was Sherri Mytopher. Runner-ups were Denise Cornet Cooper and Jennifer Pimm.Sherri Mytopher, Humanitarian Award winnerRecipient of the Cultural Award was Sandy Troudt. Runner-up was Emry Mika.center_img Sandy Troudt, Cultural Award winnerAlly Peever received the Youth Award. Runner-ups were 1st Fort St. John Scouts and Emma Lavigne.Ally Peever, Youth Award winnerRecipient of the Recreation Award was Annika Hedican. Runner-ups were Connie Richter and Elena Warkentin.Annika Hedican, Recreation Award winnerThe Lifetime Achievement Award went to Gail Weber. Runner-up was Andy Ackerman.Gail Weber, Lifetime Achievement Award winnerPaul van Nostrand was the recipient of the Mayor’s Citizen of the Year.Paul van Nostrand, Mayor’s Citizen of the Yearlast_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has announced that it has started testing the five-kilometre-long till conveyor system for the Site C Project.According to Hydro, this is the first step in preparing for the beginning of conveyor operations in September and will be testing different sections of the conveyor belt to ensure it is running smoothly.B.C. Hydro says the conveyor, which runs from the 85th Avenue Industrial Lands to the dam site, will carry glacial till, an impervious clay-like material that will form the core of the Site C dam. Hydro Authorities are reminding nearby residents to use caution and stay clear of the conveyor area, which will be an active construction zone until the Site C Project is complete.For more information, you can visit the Site C Project website.last_img read more