Cherry-Evans has not added to his six Origin appearances since 2015 and the Sea Eagles captain’s wait will extend to another year after he was snubbed in favour of debutant Ben Hunt for next week’s game three against New South Wales in Brisbane.The 28-year-old half-back’s fine form at NRL level saw him emerge as a possible replacement for injured star Johnathan Thurston but Maroons head coach Kevin Walters turned to untried Broncos player Hunt for the do-or-die clash on July 12.Speaking about his snub on Tuesday, Cherry-Evans said: “I understand the decision but [I am] very disappointed personally.”I knew obviously through the injury of JT that there was an opportunity available and over the past couple of weeks and throughout the year I have tried to put my best foot forward to get back in the Origin arena.”It’s not to be this series so I can move forward pretty quickly knowing that there is no more Origin to be played after this game and look forward to the rest of this season with Manly.”Just understanding that there was an opportunity available and I was in the mix – I wasn’t naive to the fact that I was in calculations, so missing out hurts more than not being in contention at all.”When I walked away from last season I made it a personal goal to make sure I put myself back in contention for these sorts of sides and I feel like I have done that and it would have been nice to seal it off with a spot.” Photo: Getty Images (Manly Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans)
Felipe enjoyed his first title on the fifth day of the League, against Celta, after having played just one minute in Butarque during the first five official matches of the team (four in the League and one in the Champions). But before the celestial ones it has already begun to demonstrate the kind of power station that it is, very safe to the cut, splendid above, where the marker almost opens, and with good ball output. From that great first day, Simeone began to alternate his appearances to give rest to Savic and Giménez, forming a couple with the Montenegrin in Mallorca and with the Uruguayan before Celta and Lokomotiv. Savic returned from the international stop in October with a muscle injury, something that opened the doors of the eleven completely to Felipe. A match later would fall in the infirmary Giménez, leaving Felipe as the leader behind, a role that with the maturity that his 30 years give him has taken on wonderfully. Together with Hermoso, he formed a great pair, and more taking into account that with Trippier and Lodi on the sides they formed a completely new behind. In total, and supported by his great physical performance (without injuries in four seasons), Felipe has completed Atlético’s last 17 games, 1560 consecutive minutes taking into account that in the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid there was an extension. In the derby, the Brazilian was once again one of the great highlights of Atlético, completing 14 clearances before the constant centers of white players (seven more than Ramos, the second most in the game and eight more than Trippier, the next athletic). Before the whites his partner for much of the game was Giménez, so he stood in his natural profile, the right. In the semifinals against Barcelona played with Savic, standing on the left and excelling again. Now Simeone, hoping that Giménez did not suffer any injuries in the final, will be able to count on his four healthy centers to play against Eibar. Beautiful has lost weight with the return of his teammates, remaining without a minute in the Super Cup, but Felipe is not willing to give up the gap he has occupied so well in the last three months. The Cholo made it clear in the tournament played in Arabia that today the Brazilian is untouchable, although Giménez and Savic have been reluctant. With all of them at the highest level, it seems that the doubt is now who will be Felipe’s partner, since so far it has become the great signing of the season. Felipe Monteiro The season began as the fourth quarter of Atlético, but right now it is the great highlight of the rojiblanca defense. Savic and Giménez left as the starting defenders and Hermoso had become his advanced student during the preseason. The Brazilian, who in the first physical pre-season test in Majadahonda was knocked out the first, was having a hard time adapting to Simeone’s schemes and despite Giménez’s absence from the Copa América, he saw how Savic and Hermoso formed the Cholo couple on the American tour.
Valentine’s Day is a memes center for singlesSingles give a touch of humor to Valentine Valentine’s Day is one of the most anticipated days for those couples in love. People from different parts of the world show how much they love their better half with gifts, romantic getaways and even offering the most elaborate details. While this day is full of love for couples, there is another face of society that cannot celebrate this party as it deserves.With Valentine’s Day getting closer, it seems that couples are the only protagonists. However, thanks to social networks, we know that singles have a lot to say about Valentine’s Day. Not being able to celebrate this day in a big way may seem sad, but far from that, more and more people take it with real humor.Being single on Valentine’s Day is nothing serious. Moreover, it is one of the best moments of the year for humor. The ingenuity does not stop this day of the year and being single is one of the key points to create endless fun memes.Your third saved photo is how you are going to spend San Valentin pic.twitter.com/wlwGLeRRfH– expired petisuis (@petisuiscaducao) January 30, 2020This February 14 I will be all and only yours @NetflixLAT. Do your part. Thank you. #Valentine’s Day pic.twitter.com/UenVfhwfCw– ???? LaLocadelosGifs ?????????????? (@Atilejos) January 31, 2020Valentine’s Day is coming and you can repeat last year’s plan pic.twitter.com/LBB6SsbtB7– Master Geek (@Frikimaestro) January 28, 2020 Image: iStock Speakers “Boyfriend hug”.I don’t say anything, but Valentine is just around the corner. pic.twitter.com/7Bdfrl8axx– Ma_Rhea (@Ma_Rhea_) January 31, 2020I receiving love messages on Valentine #LaIslaDeLasTentaciones7 pic.twitter.com/ud9EUDumEN– Isomaeru (@Timainas_) January 30, 2020People on Valentine’s Day // Me on Valentine’s Day: # OTDirecto31E pic.twitter.com/Cimq9y6UYK– Ewilan (@PaulaFigueirido) January 31, 2020This Valentine falls in solitary soto pic.twitter.com/VnalV9V3SR– daniMcfly :): (@ eltornado81) January 29, 2020You will spend Valentine alone pic.twitter.com/exgg9VGDzP-? He went ???? (@MiroMontes) January 30, 202032) What do you think of San Valentin? ????I like it. Although I am in favor of demonstrating love on a daily basis, why not have a special day? pic.twitter.com/jlI0IsmTs2– Maeve ???? (@SimsMaeve) January 31, 2020Me on Valentine’s Day while all couples upload nice photos pic.twitter.com/oecUPd5Yup– Rodrigo? (@ Rodrigo_rd8) January 29, 2020Seriously there are people who celebrate Valentine ??? pic.twitter.com/hw73axns0n– Gi (@Rulicienta_) January 31, 2020
The Mutua Madrid Open can’t be performed in 2020 resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The organizers are already excited about 2021, however for this yr that they had a curious and solidary initiative. This Monday commented the Mutua Madrid Open Virtual, which brings collectively 15 of the finest tennis gamers on the ATP circuit and 16 of the WTA. David Ferrer and Diego Schwartzman had been in command of beginning the competitors. The Argentine received. Then it was time for Carla Suárez and Belinda Bencic. The Swiss received.On the third shift of the day got here into play Rafa Nadal, who confronted Denis Shapovalov. The Canadian, 21, is a acknowledged gamer, however Nadal was capable of beat him in the tiebreaker. Spanish was “from much less to extra”. “Though inside my present degree on this recreation. I did what I may. I don’t know if it went very nicely, higher than him for certain“Nadal joked after the recreation with the commentators in Spanish. Afterwards, Nadal turned critical and spoke about the social background of the match. The ATP winner and the WTA winner will donate the prize to one among the gamers who aren’t amongst the finest in the world. These tennis gamers are going by troublesome conditions since they haven’t competed for at least two months, one thing that Rafa didn’t neglect. “In these occasions all assistance is little. It can be crucial and noteworthy to thank everybody who has gone out of their method for his or her work. That is one other initiative to contribute our grain of sand“he concluded.
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross couldn’t be more thankful for his teammates in San Miguel’s close out game against Ginebra in Game 5 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.With the pesky defender under strict minutes restriction since Game 4 due to a strained right thigh, Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, and Matt Ganuelas-Rosser picked up the slack for the Beermen and did a tremendous job defending the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES READ: San Miguel back in PH Cup Finals, closes out Ginebra“It’s kind of frustrating because I can’t do what I usually do out there, but the good thing is that Matt is getting a lot of reps and he’s getting more comfortable, and Alex is getting a lot more comfortable, and so is Marcio,” he said. “It’s kind of a blessing in disguise that I’m not out there and a lot more people are stepping up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk But Ross couldn’t let the others have all the fun.Playing only eight minutes last game, the Fil-Am guard was effective anew with five points, three rebounds, and an assist in 16 minutes of action in Game 5.READ: Against coaches’ will, Ross plays through injuryThough, Ross shared that he’s still hurting but with San Miguel needing only five games to return to the finals, he will have time to recover from his injury.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery The other semifinals series between No. 2 Magnolia and No. 6 NLEX is currently tied at 2-2 and San Miguel won’t be back on the court until next Friday for Game 1 of the finals.READ: NLEX crushes Magnolia, evens series at 2-2“It’s huge for me because I get a week to get treatment everyday and be ready for Game 1,” he said. “But if you look at it on the other side, we’ll be sitting out a week while the other team is in a groove. Obviously, you don’t want to go to practice and do a lot of five-on-five and risk injuries, so we got to find a way to stay sharp and get ready for Game 1 of the Finals.”Looking forward, Ross guaranteed that he will be back to his old self when the championship series begins.“That’s the plan. I’ll be getting treatment everyday and I’ll go from here. Game 1 of the Finals, I’ll be ready,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Game 5 hero Cabagnot confined in hospital on eve of semis duel Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ .@cmross6 was all smiles after @TheSMBeermen earned a return trip to the Finals and assures the fans that he’ll be at full strength for the championship series. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/ll4lHSKIbr— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 17, 2018 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew
PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University blew a big lead before surviving Metropac-San Beda, 80-77, in the 2019 PBA D-League Monday at Paco Arena in Manila.The Scorpions took a 30-point lead late in the third quarter before the Red Lions went on a blistering 37-8 run to pull within one, 78-77, after two free throws by Donald Tankoua with under 20 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tankoua paced San Beda with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history PBA D-League: San Sebastian stays unbeaten, keeps NU winless Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Judel Fuentes led CEU with 20 points, including a couple of free shots that set the final count while Senegalese center Maodo Malick Diouf posted a double-double with 17 points and 23 rebounds.San Beda had the chance to take the lead after Tyron Chan muffed a pair of freebies, but the Red Lions couldn’t capitalize as CEU stretched its lead back to three on Fuentes’ free throws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Scorpions racked up their third consecutive win in as many games.The Lions absorbed their first setback after going 2-0 to start the tournament. Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport PLAY LIST 01:51Typhoon Kammuri pounds Philippines, damages Legazpi City airport02:02Chief Justice Peralta vows to lead by example, bares 10-point program01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Officers attached to the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) nabbed a boat suspected to be smuggling illegal fuel from Venezuela, early Tuesday morning.According to information reaching Guyana Times, after the boat was spotted in theThe barrels of fuel suspected to have been smuggledarea, concerned persons alerted the authorities, who immediately launched an investigation. The boat was apprehended and after a search, a large quantity of illegal fuel was discovered.When Guyana Times visited the scene at Charity, many persons had converged. Although it is unclear at this point to whom the fuel belongs, the authorities are continuing with their investigations.
0Shares0000Watch this! Barcelona’s Lionel Messi looks on as Leganes defender Raul Garcia clears the ball © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOLeganés, Spain, Sep 26 – Ernesto Valverde defended resting key players after Barcelona’s shock 2-1 defeat to Leganes on Wednesday but admitted his team have fallen into in a “very difficult moment”.Gerard Pique committed the decisive error, his fluffed clearance allowing Oscar Rodriguez to score Leganes’ second goal in two incredible minutes, and the winner at Estadio Municipal de Butarque. Nabil El Zhar had nodded in an equaliser just 68 seconds before and by the end Philippe Coutinho’s sumptuous early volley was reduced to little more than a footnote.After drawing at home to Girona on Sunday, albeit with 10 men, Valverde’s selection came under scrutiny, after he opted to rotate for the second time in three days.Against Girona, it was Coutinho, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti on the bench and just as they all had to be called upon in the second half at the Camp Nou, so were Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba as substitutes here.“Of course the coach is responsible, a losing coach always feels responsible,” Valverde said.“But obviously it is easy now to talk about the rotations — in the end, matches are analysed on results — but you can’t win the league with only eleven players.” Barcelona face Athletic Bilbao on Saturday and then Tottenham at Wembley in the Champions League four days later but one point from two of La Liga’s lesser opponents is a concern.So is the form of Pique, who was also at fault against Girona last weekend and will have to start against Spurs, with Umtiti suspended. “You have to judge the whole team, not individuals,” Sergio Busquets said.“There are no excuses. We have to concede fewer goals and be more solid. Today the league isn’t lost but we might miss these three points at the end of the season.”Things began well enough. Lionel Messi darted one way and then the other, before passing left to Coutinho. His touch sent the ball spinning into the air but the Brazilian adjusted, cutting his right foot across the ball and sending a brilliant volley into the bottom corner. Messi hit the crossbar soon after with a curling effort and a second seemed a matter of when rather than if. Instead, Leganes found a foothold and Youssef En-Nesyri should have equalised, only to head straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Then from the 52nd minute, they scored not one, but two. First, Barca were ripped open on the break as Thomas Vermaelen failed to stop El Zhar heading in at the back post. Barca kicked off, Coutinho conceded possession and one long ball forward caused chaos again. Pique attempted to clear the cross but, off balance, succeeded only in slicing it to Oscar, who slammed it into the net. Seven minutes later, Suarez was on and then Alba and Malcom too, but it took until the 80th minute for Barca to go close. It was to no avail as Leganes goalkeeper Pichu Cuella palmed away Coutinho’s shot before jumping up to tip over the rebound from Rakitic.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Inter Milan’s has been targeted with monkey chants since arriving in Italy in the summer © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEROME, Italy, Dec 18 – An anti-racism campaign by Serie A featuring monkeys was “too provocative”, Lazio president Claudio Lotito said Wednesday, stressing however that the league was not racist.Monday’s launch of the campaign was aimed at promoting “integration, multiculturalism and fraternity” but immediately drew widespread criticism and ridicule. “The spirit was not to accentuate the racist side, but unfortunately, it was not seen in a positive light, judging from the reaction,” Lotito told reporters in Rome.“The league is certainly not in favour of racism, the problem is that the campaign that was done was too provocative.”Lotito recalled past controversial advertisements by Italian retailer Benetton.“Remember when Benetton did its first campaign with black people — it created a scandal,” he said. “But in time it was processed, and brought awareness.”Simone Fugazzotto’s anti-racism artwork drew widespread criticism and ridicule after its release on Monday © Simone Fugazzotto instagram account/AFP / Simone FUGAZZOTTOSerie A’s managing director Luigi De Siervo apologised Tuesday to those offended by the work of artist Simone Fugazzotto, which showed three monkeys in close-up but with slightly different colours over the basic brown.Italian stadiums are the scene of recurrent racist incidents, including monkey chants aimed at black players.The controversial art was part of the league’s anti-racism programme presented in Milan, which included the signing of a charter by a player representing each of the 20 Serie A clubs.Lazio’s cross-city rivals Roma criticised the campaign on Monday, saying that the monkey imagery was not “the right way” to fight racism.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)
AIRPORT: Former city consultant and executive’s role in contract proposal is reportedly the subject of questioning. By Beth Barrett Staff Writer A San Francisco company bidding for work on a planned LAX parking facility has withdrawn amid questions of a potential conflict of interest between the firm and former airport executive director Lydia Kennard, the Daily News, a sister paper of the Daily Breeze, has learned. A URS spokesman said the company withdrew as a subcontractor on the LAX project “at the request of the primary contractor,” but insisted there was no conflict. “URS continues to believe there is absolutely no conflict of interest, that the law supports our view and the company has complied with all applicable statutes and guidelines.” The spokesman said the company is continuing to pursue a number of other contracts in the region, including a Palmdale airport project. The LA/Palmdale Regional Airport is run by Los Angeles World Airports, which also operates LAX. Kennard said she became a consultant for the city in early March and as such no longer was a public official. She also said she was not involved in any discussions about URS contracts or bidding. “It’s a huge stretch to suggest an implied conflict of interest,” Kennard said. She emphasized that talks with URS about a board appointment did not begin until after she resigned as Los Angeles World Airports’ executive director in late January. Kennard served two stints as LAWA’s executive director: from August 1999 to November 2003; and again from October 2005 through January. Kennard said the international company was careful to keep a “firewall” between her and any jobs it was doing in Los Angeles. She said the multibillion-dollar company with 30,000 employees around the world hired an outside counsel who reviewed the issue and concluded there was no conflict. Kennard said once the decision was made to drop out of the contract, there was no point in disclosing to the city the private decision-making information over her board appointment. Kennard was awarded the city consulting contract March 5, and had been paid about $53,000 with an additional $9,000 pending when she suspended it July 31, according to LAWA records. She gave up the consulting contract July 31, one day before being appointed to the URS board. In a July 31 letter announcing her decision to airport executives, Kennard said she was suspending her contract with LAWA “in an abundance of caution.” “Even though there is no apparent legal conflict with dual roles; I would never want there to be any perception of a conflict of interest in either role,” Kennard wrote. In the letter, she said she had sought advice from the city’s Ethics Commission and URS attorneys. The incident is the latest involving URS, which at one time was a primary contractor overseeing the LAX Master Plan, with contracts worth at least $22.4 million. URS is no longer involved in that contract. In late 2003, URS was at the center of controversy amid possible “pay to play” allegations when the District Attorney’s Office opened an inquiry into possible wrongdoing by Airport Commission members, including President Ted Stein, in the awarding of contracts for then-Mayor James Hahn’s $9.1 billion LAX modernization. The inquiry arose after the Los Angeles Business Journal reportedly found evidence that Stein sought political contributions from contractors, in one case tying the contract to a contribution to Hahn’s campaign against San Fernando Valley secession efforts. Stein ultimately stepped down from the commission, denying any wrongdoing. Although the District Attorney’s Office conducted a preliminary inquiry, no charges were brought. Kennard said that despite believing there was no conflict of interest, URS decided to drop the LAX project to avoid any potential negative publicity. “They don’t like their names in the paper in a negative way,” she said. “This is so ironic. The discussion was whether or not they should continue to fight the matter, and it wasn’t worth (it) to their reputation over not a lot of money. “It’s not worth the aggravation.” firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Kennard was a city consultant to Los Angeles International Airport when URS Corp. was talking with her about joining its board – which she did one day after leaving LAX. Rather than answer questions about that relationship, the global engineering design firm pulled its bid as a subcontractor. “Questions were raised about a potential conflict of interest, and URS was asked to provide information on their dealings with Ms. Kennard. They chose to walk rather than resolve those questions,” a city official said. Sources said officials questioned whether Kennard – as a city consultant working on airport business – was in a position to enrich the company as a member of its board of directors. Kennard was a city airports consultant from early March to July 31. On Aug. 1, she was appointed to the board of URS. Kennard said nothing improper was done and that the conflict of interest questions raised by the City Attorney’s Office were disputed by the company.