Juventus boss Pirlo admits Suarez deal is unlikely

first_imgAdvertisement Read Also: Barca secure slim win over Elche to claim Joan Gamper Trophy“We are calm and happy with what we have. There is no rush.”Pirlo’s first competitive game in charge comes on Monday when Juventus face Sampdoria in Serie A, the Turin giants launching their quest to secure a 10th consecutive Scudetto.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Andrea Pirlo confirmed it is “unlikely” Luis Suarez will join Juventus from Barcelona but vowed the Serie A champions remain in the hunt for a new striker. Although there is much about Suarez that appeals to Juventus, the process of securing an Italian passport for a player who turns 34 in January is a complication that Pirlo addressed on Saturday. Suarez needs that citizenship to be eligible for a move, given the Bianconeri have filled their quota of non-EU players, and he is reportedly eligible to apply because of his wife’s family background. Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonTop 10 Must-Know Facts About Ivanka Trump2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe 6 Weirdest Things You Can Learn On WikiHow The prospect of Suarez teaming up with former Real Madrid rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus would have been tantalising, with Pirlo having allowed Gonzalo Higuain to join Inter Miami. But Juventus have questions over how long the passport process for Suarez might take, and Pirlo said, quoted in Corriere dello Sport: “It is difficult because looking at the times for the passport… it is unlikely he will be our centre-forward.” Suarez has been left out of Barcelona’s squad for the Joan Gamper Trophy match against Elche, with incoming coach Ronald Koeman looking keen to offload him. Speaking in a news conference, Juventus head coach Pirlo said: “We are all waiting for the central striker. The transfer market is long.last_img read more

Thursday November 7th Local Sports

first_imgIOWA FALLS – The No. 2 NIACC wrestling team topped No. 5 Ellsworth 24-19 in its season-opening dual on Wednesday in the Ellsworth gym.NIACC picked up wins from Clarance Lee-Green (125), Brock Luthens (133), Hunter Luke (141), Tony Mendoza (149), Christian Minto (174) and Holton Truax (197).Luthens, who is ranked third, took a 6-5 decision from top-ranked Hector Candelaria, who was the national runner-up at 133 pounds in 2019.Luthens now owns a 2-1 record against Candelaria. Luthens nipped Candelaria 8-7 in last season’s dual meet and Candelaria edged Luthens 3-1 at the NJCAA Region XI tournament.At 141, Luke, who is ranked third, pinned Ellsworth’s Jackson Wenberg in six minutes, 33 seconds.At 149 pounds, Mendoza, who placed fifth at nationals a year ago and is ranked second, improved his career record to 24-8 with a pin of the Panthers’ AJ Mills in 2:34.NIACC returns to action Nov. 16 at the Luther College Open. IOWA CITY — Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley gets a final crack at Wisconsin when the 18th ranked Hawkeyes visit the 16th rated Badgers. The native of Wisconsin has lost his first two starts in the series.Junior running back Toren Young is also a native of Wisconsin.Sophomore linebacker Djimon Colbert says the key for the Iowa defense is to slow down Badger running back Jonathan Taylor.Kickoff in Madison is scheduled for 3 o’clock, with the pre-game starting at 1 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have claimed safety Andrew Sendejo off waivers from Philadelphia to bring back a longtime piece of their secondary. They made the move the day after Sendejo was cut by the Eagles, for whom he played in all nine games. He had an interception against the Vikings on Oct. 13. Sendejo spent eight seasons with the Vikings, first cracking the starting lineup in 2013 and accumulating 59 starts. The 32-year-old will provide depth behind starters Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris. AMES — Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar will be going home this weekend when Iowa State visits ninth ranked Oklahoma. The redshirt sophomore from Norman, Oklahoma has 34 receptions this season, including five for touchdowns.Kolar says the Cyclones have tried to shore up the offense after a home loss to Oklahoma State.Kolar says with four games remaining it was a good time for a bye week.Kickoff in Norman is scheduled for 7 o’clock on Saturday night. TONIGHT:== AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa women vs. Flordia Atlantic — pre-game 6:15, tipoff 6:30 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 31 points, rookie Ja Morant added 26 and the Memphis Grizzlies held onto a lead to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 137-121. Rookie Brandon Clarke made all seven of his shots and scored 18 points, and Jae Crowder also had 18 points for Memphis. The Grizzlies snapped a three-game losing streak. IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeye women open the season tonight by hosting Florida Atlantic. Coach Lisa Bluder will make one lineup change from Sunday’s exhibition. Senior Amanda Ollinger will move into the lineup and redshirt freshman Kate Martin will come off the bench.Bluder wants to see the Hawkeyes improve in rebounding and defensive transition.You can hear the Iowa-Florida Atlantic game on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at about 6:15 with tipoff scheduled for 6:30.last_img read more

Disturbing trend of robberies in central Georgetown

first_imgDear Editor,There is a very disturbing trend of robberies in central Georgetown, particularly in the evenings by what appears to be a well-organised gang of young men.On the evening of Thursday, November 16, 2018, persons were robbed in the vicinity of the Route 44 bus park, as well as the Stabroek area close to Demico. The known incidents took place just after 20:00h. This follows the observation of similar incidents by some persons who resorted to sharing their horrifying experiences on social media.The method employed, involves a snatcher, who snatches the victim’s possessions, then runs away, followed by a group of 5-10 young men. The snatcher’s followers would pretend to be public spirited citizens running to catch him, shouting “catch him”. The gang would subsequently regroup after the snatcher would have covered a safe distance. This gang, which is said to be known, continues to operate with unfettered boldness. They seem to prefer the most populated bus parks, such as routes 40, 44, 45 and 48; their targets being mainly unsuspecting passengers with earpieces/ headsets on, persons with bags, and the feeble. Even when there is police presence around Stabroek Square, the gang’s numbers alone seem to be a discouragement for the one or two unarmed police traffic ranks to intervene.The gang operates at all hours, but prevails at night because of inadequate lighting around the areas close to bus parks, making it particularly challenging for victims or even some witnesses to provide reports with clarity of their identity to police.Stabroek Market is iconic, and an insignia of Guyana’s capital city – Georgetown. It has been advertised internationally in tourist documentaries, magazines and other media. The area surrounding it is a hub, where workers, merchants, students, visitors and others transit by their hundreds on a daily basis.How then does this area continue to be the most unsafe place for persons to traverse? Even more ironic, is its proximity to the Ministry of Public Security and the main precinct, Brickdam Police Station.I wish to make it categorically clear that this issue is not being highlighted with any political motive whatsoever. Rather, it seeks to obtain relief and safety for the well-being of all citizens, as well as prevent further distortion to the image of this country.The relevant authorities are therefore urged to properly illuminate and purge the areas mentioned of all unwelcome and criminal elements. They are further encouraged to maintain active police patrols and presence on a 24-hour basis. Such moves will not only deter criminal elements, but increase safety and rebuild public trust towards our security sector.Sincerely,Orette Cuttinglast_img read more

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR ENTERPRISING DONEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS

first_imgPAST GLORY: Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board; Brian Sweeney of Swilly Group, Overall Award Winners 2011; Malachi Eastwood of Gartan Technologies, Overall Award Winners 2010; and Minister for Small Business John Perry TD. If you run a business employing less than 50 people in Donegal you now have a great chance to raise your profile.Nominations have just opened for this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Awards and businesses across the county are being encouraged to submit an entry.Organised by the Donegal County Enterprise Board, the Awards are recognised as the most prestigious business awards in the County, and they generate huge publicity and business opportunities for the winning companies.Previous award winners include The Swilly Group, Gartan Technologies, DS Environmental Services and North West Aluminium. “The awards acknowledge the talent and determination of small businesses in the county. Despite the recent and current tough economic conditions, local businesses are continuing to succeed and innovate. The awards are a great way for any business to publicise their services or products, to give recognition to all those involved in the business and to celebrate our local enterprise culture in Donegal” says Michael Tunney, Chief Executive, Donegal County Enterprise Board.The County Enterprise Board supports enterprise and entrepreneurs across Donegal, providing services such as business advice, mentoring, business information, training and finance.The awards were started by the Board in 1997 as a way to highlight success stories among small businesses in Donegal and to inspire other individuals and local companies to establish new businesses in the county.The awards are aimed at small and micro businesses in Donegal and there are a number of award categories including innovation, business growth and business achievement, as well as the overall business of the year award.The winner of the business of the year award for 2011 was the Swilly Group, Irelands leading driver training, consulting and general training service provider. “Winning the award was a positive endorsement and vindication of our work over the years and of our plans for expansion. The award was major boost for all of us involved in the business” said Brian Sweeney, MD Swilly Group.The closing date for this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Awards 2012 is Tuesday 7th February. To nominate your company, please contact Donegal County Enterprise Board on 074 9160735 or email [email protected] Alternatively, you can visit the Donegal County Enterprise Board’s website at www.donegalenterprise.ie to download an entry form.Ends. NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR ENTERPRISING DONEGAL BUSINESS AWARDS was last modified: January 27th, 2012 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:DONEGAL ENTERPRISING BUSINESS AWARDSlast_img read more