Koeman has the worst possible plans with Messi

first_img Loading… Barcelona head coach, Ronald Koeman, has the worst possible plans surrounding the club’s captain Lionel Messi for the 2020/21 season. Messi reported to Barcelona training on Monday for the first time since boycotting the club’s affairs in order to force a move elsewhere. The Argentina international has trained separately for the last few days with Philippe Coutinho, but it is only a matter of time before he gains enough fitness to feature alongside the rest of his teammates. Ronald Koeman is planning a revolution at the Camp Nou and is close to signing two of his compatriots, Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay. Moreover, he has already asked Luis Suarez to leave and the Uruguayan is close to joining Serie A as is his other teammate deemed surplus, Arturo Vidal. Ivan Rakitic has already left for Sevilla.Advertisement Diario GOL has claimed that as the squad takes shape once again, the former Everton head coach has decided how he will line-up tactically. read also:No more Messi chase for now, says Inter vice-president Keeping that in mind, he will employ Messi in a free-roaming role wherein the onus would be on him to do everything, from pressing and winning the ball back to creating and finishing off the chances. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World15 Extremely Surprising Facts About Disney Princesses14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleTop 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Nowlast_img read more

Geocaching country souvenir: Argentina

first_imgIn Argentina, there is always something exciting around the corner. Whether you’re a master mountaineer or a curious tourist, the towering Andes mountains, breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia, festive culture of Buenos Aires, and exquisite cuisine will not cease to captivate you.From a natural perspective, the area is enveloped with iconic mountain silhouettes, growing glaciers, vast salt flats, vibrant wetlands, desolate deserts, and the Valdivian rain forest. While exploring Argentina you may also come across penguins, capybaras, or one of the many bird species native to the area. Over 10 percent of the world’s flora is native to Argentina, offering a diverse and robust array of flowers, cacti, and trees from north to south. The people of Argentina love to watch fútbol (soccer) and dance. If you find yourself in town during a match, jump in on the fun in a local bar and join the passionate back and forth chanting and clinking of beers. Ballroom dancing is another favorite pastime for many Argentinians. The Tango originated from the Buenos Aires lower class and rose to popularity when teenagers assimilated together in the city. This bridged a cultural gap in the city and the Tango spread like wildfire.But if you’re reading this you most likely tango with geocaching—and so do we—so let’s get started.In July of 2001, Argentina’s first geocache was placed. Since then, over 1,900 geocaches have been published (1,500 active) across its spacious landscape. Geocachers flock to this part of the world to experience adventure and exploration. We’ve hand selected geocaches in some of Argentina’s most beloved locations that capture the beauty and spirit of both the country and geocaching.Glaciar Perito Moreno – PatagoniaEarthCache | GC1JPHG | by Dutzig | D2.5/T2.5Travel through the Patagonia Valley to the Perito Moreno Glacier located in Los Glaciares National Park. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Argentina. The ice formation is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Andes mountains shared with Chile. This icefield is the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water and one of only three Patagonian glaciers that is not retreating. The Perito Moreno glacier was named after the Francisco Moreno, an explorer who studied the region in the 19th century.To log this EarthCache you’ll need to estimate what the distance between the terminus of the glacier to the tip of the peninsula on the day you visited and snap a picture of you and your GPS/Mobile device.Puerto MaderoMulti Cache | GC39KDR | by Luis959 | D2/T1.5This cache guides you on a walk through the newest district of Buenos Aires, Puerto Madero. Surrounded by bars and restaurants, feel free to rest and enjoy the beautiful views of the city and waterfront.Laguna de los Tres: Maya-treasure-06Traditional | GC5TQT9 | by CacheGert | D1.5/T4 The iconic Fitz Roy mountain range and blue glacier lakes are an essential part of the breathtaking visual experience of Patagonia. El Chaltén is a small mountain village located at the base of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains. Your journey begins at El Chaltén for an eight hour hike.We announced five new Geocaching country souvenirs on Monday, December 4th. If you’ve already found a geocache in any of these countries, you’ll automatically receive the souvenir on your profile. Check out all of the geocaching souvenirs here.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedThree Cheers for Brazil, Geocaching’s Newest Country Souvenir!December 16, 2014In “Local stories”Five new Geocaching country souvenirsDecember 4, 2017In “Community”Laguna de los Tres: Maya-treasure-06 — Geocache of the WeekDecember 14, 2016In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

James Harden Traded to Houston In NBA Shocker

James Harden, one of the Oklahoma City trio of stars that led the Thunder to the NBA Finals in June, was traded to the Houston Rockets when he refused a $55-million contract extension offer.The news that OKC had broken up its dynamic young core of Harden, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook was met with shock around the league. But it came down to money. Harden, an all-star who was a  member of the London Olympic gold-medal-winning team, wanted a maximum contract of $60 million. The Thunder, according to reports, offered four years and $55 million.“We wanted to sign James to an extension, but at the end of the day, these situations have to work for all those involved,” Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti said. “Our ownership group again showed their commitment to the organization with several significant offers.”Finally, OKC made a move, acquiring veteran scoring guard Kevin Martin and rookie Jeremy Lamb, two first-round draft picks and a second-round selection, too. Oklahoma City also sent center Cole Aldrich, Dequan Cook and Lazar Hayward to the Rockets, who will sign Harden to the max deal he sought.Wednesday’s deadline to extend Harden or allow him to become a restricted free agent next July had been hanging over the Thunder from the moment they reported to training camp, but sources told ESPN.com late Saturday the Rockets intended to sign the swingman to the max contract extension he was seeking before Wednesday’s midnight deadline.“We were unable to reach a mutual agreement, and therefore executed a trade that capitalized on the opportunity to bring in a player of Kevin’s caliber, a young talent like Jeremy and draft picks, which will be important to our organizational goal of a sustainable team.”The small-market Thunder had already signed Durant, Westbrook and Serge Ibaka  to long-term deals, and apparently realized Harden was going to want a bigger salary than they would offer.Harden averaged 16.8 points and 3.7 assists last season, and joined Durant and Westbrook on the U.S. men’s Olympic team. He struggled badly in Oklahoma City’s loss to Miami in the NBA Finals, but the Thunder felt good about their chances of getting back there with another year of experience for their young stars, all 24 or younger.The Thunder got back a good scorer in Martin, who has averaged 18.4 points in his eight NBA seasons, and a promising young player in Lamb, the No. 12 pick in the draft who helped Connecticut win the 2011 NCAA championship. He led Houston’s summer league team in scoring with 20 points per game.Had the Thunder been able to ink Harden to that $13.5 million annual contract, a franchise playing in the league’s third smallest market would have owed $69 million to just five players next season. That figure would have increased to $72 million in 2014-15 for those same five players.The tax threshold for this season is $70.3 million. Starting next season, teams must pay an incremental rate starting at $1.50 for every dollar they exceed the threshold.“At the end of the day, you have to do the best thing for the organization,” Presti said at his preseason press conference. “That’s what my job is. The day that I stop doing what’s in the best interest of the organization is the day that you should get somebody else.” read more

FUTURE LEADERS OF THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS URGED TO APPLY FOR

first_imgBe a Citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and return there for a minimum of two years after completing their scholarship. Have completed an undergraduate degree Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Governor Peter Beckingham welcomed this year’s opportunity for Turks and Caicos Islanders to apply for scholarships, and said “I am delighted that during my three year term TCI has succeeded for the first time in winning Chevening scholarships. It is difficult to exaggerate the competitive nature of these awards, as I have seen for myself in other countries I have worked like India and the Philippines, where hundreds apply annually. Be able to meet the Chevening minimum English Language Requirement Be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university Have at least two years work experiencecenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 13, 2016 –  Talented professionals and public servants from the Turks and Caicos Islands are able to apply for a fully funded one year Masters Degree, under the UK’s Flagship scholar programme supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organizations. The Chevening Scholarship Programme is a global scholarship programme aimed at future leaders.TCI has been successful in having two persons awarded with this Scholarship in the past two years, Mrs Kenisha Bacchus, who currently works as a Legal Consul for the TCI Financial Services Commission(awarded in 2014) and Miss Myrlchina Lewis, who is currently in the UK finishing up her studies(awarded in 2015).The Scholarship is awarded to outstanding individuals with leadership potential, and those that are willing to contribute positively to the development of the Turks & Caicos Islands.  Awards are typically for a one year Masters Degree, in any area subject at any of the UK Leading Universities. “It is to the great credit of TCI’s winners Kenisha and Myrlchina that they received these prestigious scholarships. I’m sure that they will use their experience for the benefit of the TCI organisations they have returned/will return to, and I hope that everyone in TCI will be proud of their achievements”. Chevening Scholarship offers a monthly stipend, travel to and from your country, a thesis or dissertation grant and tuition fees.Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject’s areas are available atwww.chevening.org/applyFor more Information Contact the Chevening Officer- Mr Neville MisickEmail: Neville.misick@fco.gov.ukTelephone: +1649 -916-2308/9Applications open 8th August 2016 – 08th November 2016 Related Items:professionals and future leaders urged to apply for available scholarship, requirements to be eligible for the Chevening scholarship, TC Islander, The Chevening Scholarship Programme IN ORDER TO SUMBIT AN ELIGIBLE CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST:last_img read more

Bahamas Police thankful to public for big crime arrests

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 19, 2017 – Nassau – Eight murder suspects will soon be arraigned ion court and a Police report reveals that two of those suspects were due to go to court for the December 10th killing of a man at a construction site on Shirley Street in Nassau since Monday.    Another accused will be arraigned for the Fox Hill murder of a man on Romer Street on October 12 and three more men, will face armed robbery charges.The three males, say Police, will be charged formally with possession of firearm with the intent to endanger life for a matter from December 11, 2017.    The Royal Bahamas Police is thanking the public for help in these investigations.#MagneticMediaNews#BahamasPolicesaysthankyoutopublic Related Items:#BahamasPolicesaysthankyoutopublic, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Honigstein Pulisic signing could allow Chelseas profile to grow in the

first_imgJournalist Raphael Honigstein believes the arrival of USA star Christian Pulisic could open up opportunities for Chelsea in the North American marketThe Blues completed a €64m transfer for Pulisic on Wednesday morning and have loaned him back to Borussia Dortmund until the end of this season.The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the exciting prospects in European football following an impressive spell in the Bundesliga with Manchester United and Liverpool having also been linked with moves.But Honigstein believes Chelsea could gain much more than just another great player in Pulisic due to his marketing appeal in the United States.“He’s a real talent and especially if you consider the marketing value as the No 1 American football player of his generation – it’s not a deal that feels expensive,” Honigstein told Sky Sports.“This is a player that a lot of Premier League clubs were interested in, he brings tremendous value when it comes to gaining followers and attention in America, which is a key market for many Premier League clubs for obvious reasons.“He might make it easier for Chelsea to, I would not say sell the club, but maybe exploit different opportunities in America.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“If Roman Abramovich deems that someone else should come in alongside him or maybe he wants to sell the club – all these things make it quite a smart business move, if you will.”The German football expert also believes Dortmund got a great deal for Pulisic considering he had decided to not renew his contract with them.“I think they (Dortmund) got the best out of the deal that was possible for them,” added Honigstein.“Once it became clear that he was not going to renew his contract which runs out in 2020 there was a real danger that he might run down his contract and they would lose him for nothing.“Effectively moving forward that move by a year and still achieving quite a high price should be considered a nice bit of business from Dortmund’s point of view.“But that does not mean the player is not worth it. Once Pulisic decided he would not stay at Dortmund beyond 2020 then really he became a free agent in all but name. Dortmund had to see if they could extract maximum value.“They didn’t have a good hand to deal with initially because the player was adamant he would not stay but as they often do, Dortmund managed to make the most out if it.”last_img read more

Congress gives compensation cheques to Sonebhadra victimss families

first_imgPriyanka tweeted a picture of Congress workers distributing the cheques on Saturday.TwitterA congress delegation on Saturday handed over compensation cheques to the kin of the victims killed in a clash over a land dispute in Sonebhadra district’s Umbha village.Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had said after meeting the victim that her party will pay Rs 10 lakh each to the families of those killed and also provide monetary help to the injured.Priyanka tweeted a picture of Congress workers distributing the cheques on Saturday. “It was my effort to make the voice of Sonbhadra Massacre victims get heard. I wanted them to realise that they are not alone. I met them to share their pain and promised to extend financial help to them. Today, congress leaders handed over the cheque to the victims,” she wrote. TwitterAt least 10 people were killed and 20 others were injured when a village headman and his aides opened fire at a group of people over a land dispute at Umbbha village in Sonebhadra district on July 17.The Congress leader had arrived in Varanasi on July 19 and met the injured persons admitted to the Trauma Centre of the Banaras Hindu University. When she proceeded towards Sonebhadra, her convoy was stopped on the Mirzapur border.”I have not done anything wrong and so I will not fill the bail bond. District administration and the government is free to send me to jail if they want,” she said.She further said that she just wanted to meet the victims’ families. “I am clear that I will meet them,” she said. Detained priyanka Gandhi refuses to file bail bond in Uttar Pradesh Closelast_img read more

AL in awkward situation following SC verdict BNP

first_imgAbout the High Court verdict upholding the death penalty of two convicts and commuting the death sentence of four convicts to life term imprisonment in the Biswajit murder case, he said, “The Chhatra League cadres killed Biswjit before our eyes. We always say Awami League resorts to killing whenever it comes to power. The killing of Biswajit is part of it.” About finance minister AMA Muhith’s comments on the 16th amendment, he said his party colleagues dismissed those as not right. “And we don’t attach much importance to the finance minister’s comments.” He said their party has been enthusiastic following the Supreme Court’s verdict as it has also reflected BNP’s views about the government and politics. Fakhrul came up with the remarks while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at BNP founder Ziaur Rahman’s grave together with leaders and activists of Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh (DAB), marking its founding anniversary. Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday claimed that the Supreme Court’s verdict scrapping the 16th constitutional amendment has put Awami League in an awkward situation, reports UNB. Asked whether the 20-party alliance will see any expansion, Fakhrul described it as a combine of ‘democracy-loving parties to restore democracy’ and said any individual or party can join it if they agree with them.center_img “As a political party, we’ve welcomed the verdict. We think they (govt) will arrange a neutral election under a supportive government as per the verdict to reflect people’s mandate if they have least values and morality,” the BNP leader said. “We’re least bothered about what Awami League is saying as the party is now in a very bad condition. The country’s political situation is worse than the rundown roads,” he said. The BNP leader further said, “The verdict on the 16th amendment has reflected people’s hopes and aspirations. It has also exposed that people are going through serious repressive acts.” BNP chairperson’s adviser Sirajul Islam, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, professor Abdul Mannan Mia and professor Mostaque Rahim Swapon were present.last_img read more

Bangladeshs birth most significant event of Pranabs public life

first_imgPranab Mukherjee. Reuters File PhotoFormer Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has said the birth of an independent Bangladesh remains the “most significant” event in his public life.“To my mind it is Bangladesh, the birth of a nation of 12 or 13 crore people in 1971. That is the most significant event since I joined public life,” Pranab told The Times of India in an interview.He said he still remembers that Indira Gandhi, then prime minister of India, made a short statement in both Houses saying, “I am happy to inform the House that Pakistan army has surrendered to the joint command of the Indian army and the Bangladesh Mukti Bahini and now Dhaka is the free capital of free Bangladesh.”On pronouncement on the two-nation theory, the former Indian president said that will be an over-simplification of the whole issue because the two-nation theory was challenged at the very time of its pronouncement.“It (the partition of Pakistan) once again established that mere religion cannot be the basis of a state. There are many other factors: religion, language, customs, culture and social systems,” he said.Responding to a question on Kashmir issue, he said Indira Gandhi took the wisest decision by declaring the unilateral ceasefire.“If India had not declared unilateral ceasefire, there would have been expansion of the conflict. It would have engulfed both India and Pakistan because America was bent on protecting the unity of western Pakistan after they had lost the hope on eastern Pakistan. Soviet Russia also did not want the war to be extended,” Pranab said.The Times of India published the long interview on Thursday.Pranab Mukherjee remains in the news even after the end of his term and a long innings in public life. His book ‘Coalition Years’ has trained the spotlight on the major events that shaped UPA governments.last_img read more