Danny Rose says Prem stars being treated like ‘lab rats’ in Project Restart

first_img2DANNY ROSE has blasted the Premier League for treating players like “lab rats” in Project Restart.The Tottenham defender, on loan at Newcastle, delivered a fresh attack on top-flight chiefs after previously branding plans to return amid the coronavirus pandemic a “f***ing joke”.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates2 Rose has delivered a fresh attack on the Prem by saying players are being treated like ‘lab rats’Credit: AFP or licensorsPlayers returned to their training grounds today after testing revealed only six stars and staff at Premier League clubs had tested positive for the killer virus.Speaking on the Lockdown Tactics podcast with Robert Snodgrass and Kris Boyd, England star Rose, 29, said: “I’m dying to get back to football but just with the things that are happening right now, people are going through this coronavirus pandemic a lot worse than me, I don’t want to be complaining about everything.”Just off the fact that people are suggesting we should go back to football, like we’re guinea pigs or lab rats.”We’re going to experiment this phase and see if it works or not.”I can just imagine people at home saying, ‘Well they earn that amount of money so they should be going back’.”Rose previously expressed his dismay at restarting the season while deaths remain so high.On Instagram, he said: “It’s a f****** joke, I’m not even going to lie.“The Government is saying bring football back because it’s going to boost the nation’s morale, I don’t give a f*** about the nation’s morale.”People’s lives are at risk, you know what I mean?“Football shouldn’t even be spoken about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively. It’s b*******.”We’ll see, I think I’m getting tested on Friday, so we’ll just have to wait and see.“I listened to the announcement, no football until June 1st or something, I don’t even pay attention to any of that.football newsTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”I’m sad that people are getting sick and being affected. Football should be the last of things that need to be sorted.”I think everyone will get tested as soon as they get back and we’ll see what happens.“I just hope the numbers stay low so we can get back to normal as soon as possible.”Danny Rose slams ‘f—ing joke’ plans to bring Premier League back and says ‘lives are at risk’last_img read more

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This is how Real Madrid communicated the quarantine to the football team

first_imgFollowing directions from the head of Real Madrid’s medical services, Zidane reported that all workouts were suspended but that they will be individually instructed to carry out specific physical exercises at home so as not to lose shape. The meeting ended with José Ángel Sánchez, general director of the club, taking the floor and making the club available to each of the members of a staff, who left Valdebebas at around 11:30 am without knowing exactly when they will return. Minutes later, the suspension of LaLiga was made official for at least two weeks and UEFA will postpone the Champions League due to the coronavirus crisis (Madrid faced Manchester City next Tuesday, in the second round of the second leg).Before the positive for Thompkins coronavirus was known, Real Madrid had already made the decision to ‘bunkerize’. On Tuesday, the club concluded that it was best that Zidane did not give the press conference prior to the match against Eibar that was to be held this Friday behind closed doors but which has been suspended, and which the media did not go to the traditional 15 open minutes either. Further, Madrid closed this Thursday, and temporarily, the Tour Bernabéu based on the measures adopted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, and in line with the resolutions of the City Council and the Community of Madrid in the face of the crisis caused by the coronavirus disease. Atypical morning in Valdebebas due to the coronavirus. The players of the first soccer squad went to the sports city on Thursday with total normality to a training that was scheduled at 11:00 hours. Nevertheless, As soon as they arrived at the facilities, the news was communicated to them: a colleague from the basketball section, Thompkins had tested positive for the COVID-19. Niko Mihic, head of Real Madrid’s medical services, brought together all the members of the squad (players, coaches, press department …) to inform them of all the steps to follow starting this Thursday.Because the soccer and basketball teams share common areas, such as the dining room or hydrotherapy rooms, Mihic indicated that they have been at risk of contagion and, therefore, that as of this Thursday they all went into an isolation phase that will last between 15 and 20 days. During this period, if they have any symptoms (fever, cough …) they should notify the club to undergo the coronavirus test.last_img read more

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Tivoli look to ambush Montego Bay United

first_img BIG FACTOR After a number of years in the shadows as an assistant, the much-improved coach, Omar Edwards, will hope to once again lead his charges, Tivoli Gardens, to the top of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) table. What would make such an occurrence even more special for Edwards is the fact that to achieve this, they would have to defeat the defending champions and current leaders, Montego Bay United (MBU), at Wespow Park, Montego Bay United’s home ground. A victory would also avenge their first-round loss. “In the first game, they beat us 1-0 at home, but that was not a true reflection of the game. (Today) we expect a tough game from them. We know that they have been the most consistent team in recent times and they have a pretty good squad, but we are going there for maximum points,” said Edwards, who took over as coach in the off season. Key to a Tivoli Gardens’ win is former national representative Jermaine Johnson, Elton Thompson and youngster Tevin Shaw. “Teddy is a top-class player and we know that if he is demotivated, then he will lose interest, so we keep the communication with him open and keep him motivated. He has played professionally overseas and he is the first at training every day and he has never backed out of training, which shows in his performance. Today’s Games: “He will be a big factor for us as will Tevin Shaw and Elton Thompson. Shaw is only 19, but he has a lot of vision, tackles well and can score. He is the modern central midfielder, he does everything,” Edwards added. Montego Bay United are a star-studded team with no fewer than seven players recently invited to the national squad. Veteran midfielder Dwayne Ambusley, goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett, defender Ladale Ritchie, and the attacking band of Dino Williams, Allan Ottey, Owayne Gordon and schoolboy Jourdaine Fletcher are the national invitees. That is a dangerous bunch and, if they click, could blow away any opposition. Coach Dillon Thelwell will be taking nothing for granted. “Although we are playing at home and are always confident there, it won’t be easy,” Thelwell said. At the Mona Bowl, second-year team UWI FC will seek to maintain their distance from challengers Humble Lion, who are only three points behind. A draw would be good enough for that. – 6 p.m.: Waterhouse vs Harbour View – Drewsland Stadium – 3 p.m.: Portmore United vs Arnett Gardens – Prison Oval – 3 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Tivoli Gardens – Wespow Park – 3 p.m.: Jamalco vs Reno – Wembley Centre of Excellence – 3 p.m.: UWI FC vs Humble Lion – UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Maverley-Hughenden – Barbican Complexlast_img read more

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Indonesia angered after Malaysia puts wrong flag in SEA Games book

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi says the error is “very painful.”Indonesia’s Olympic Committee chairman Erick Thohir says the mistake “shows negligence” and demanded the guidebook be replaced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Indonesia appears to have taken particular offense because the guidebook was distributed to VIPs at Saturday’s opening ceremony and only its flag was shown incorrectly.Malaysia and Indonesia are both Muslim majority nations and share a similar language but often trade accusations of stealing the other’s food and culture. CBB LATEST STORIES Indonesians were angered after Malaysian organizers for the Southeast Asian Games wrongly depicted the Indonesian flag (right) in a souvenir guidebook for the event. In the guidebook, the Indonesia flag was inverted, making it look like the flag of Poland (left). AFP FILESJAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is accusing the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland’s, has caused anger in Indonesia where “shameonyoumalaysia” has become the most popular hashtag on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Macandili replaces Lazaro in SEA Games lineup 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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Crawford dominates Horn to seize WBO welterweight world title

first_imgLAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 09: Terence Crawford (R) celebrates his ninth-round TKO victory over Jeff Horn (L) who is held by referee Robert Byrd at the end of their WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFPUnbeaten Terence Crawford punished Jeff Horn en route to a ninth-round technical knockout on Saturday to seize the Australian’s World Boxing Organization welterweight world title.America’s Crawford, the former undisputed super lightweight world title holder, outclassed the Aussie who was defending the title he won in a huge upset of Manny Pacquiao in July of last year in Brisbane.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES He defeated Julius Indongo last August to become the undisputed super lightweight world champion.A former WBO lightweight world champ, Crawford made the move up to welterweight in impressive fashion.He won every round and was never really hurt by Horn, who fell to 18-1 with one draw and 12 knockouts.A vocal Australian contingent among the crowd of 8,112 lustily backed Horn, but he was in trouble from the start as Crawford caught him with a hard left just seconds in.Crawford, using his speed and his ability to switch stances to good effect, landed almost at will, Horn absorbing the punishment without finding a way to answer.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mikey Garcia, Easter to unify lightweight belts July 28 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Horn defended the belt with a technical knockout of Gary Corcoran in December, but he was dominated by Crawford all the way at the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Crawford, who improved to 33-0 with 24 knockouts, battered Horn for eight rounds, knocking him down in the ninth with a flurry of blows.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHorn beat the count, but Crawford unleashed another barrage and referee Robert Byrd called a halt at 2:33 of the round.With the win Crawford claimed a world title in a third weight division. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 awardlast_img read more

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Why are the ABC countries still silent?

first_imgDear Editor,In a letter published in the letters column of Guyana Times on August 5, 2019, it was stated therein that the ABC countries need to be more specific with the PNC-led APNU/AFC coalition Government (now of caretaker status) to call General Elections immediately in keeping the constitutional timeframe. To date, no such call has been made by any member of the international community with the degree of specificity and their silence continues as if there is no justifiable reason for Guyanese to be concerned as the APNU/AFC caretaker Government continues to function with their full and unfettered powers and dominance over Guyana. The ABC nations professed amongst third world countries to promote and uphold democracy as the pillar of freedom of choice to govern and civil rights of citizens. Then why after 9-plus months of the passing of a valid no-confidence vote, since December 21, 2018, no definitive call has been made by the ABC representatives for the Government to hold General Elections – Is there a reason for the ABC countries’ soft stance towards the APNU/AFC caretaker Government?It is noteworthy to mention that the ABC countries were very much instrumental and accommodating by joining the then APNU and AFC (combined) parliamentary Opposition back in 2014-2015 when President Donald Ramotar prorogued (a legal appliance and presidential prerogative embodied in the Constitution) Parliament in November 2014 and pressured the PPP/C Government by way of spurious pronouncements to dissolve Parliament and set a date for General Elections.From a civil standpoint, the ABC representatives in Guyana should advise President David A Granger without delay, to issue his proclamation of dissolving Parliament (National Assembly and Regional Democratic Councils) on or before September 18, 2019, and set a date for General Elections in order to avoid any political crisis in the best interest of the Guyanese people.Sincerely yours,Paul Ramrattanlast_img read more

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‘Significant Progress Made by Liberia’

first_imgThe United Nations Security Council Wednesday, May 25, voted to lift the last remaining international sanctions against Liberia. Speaking after removing the sanctions, the spokesperson of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated: “Today’s lifting by the Security Council of the remaining arms embargo on non-state actors further signals the significant progress made by Liberia and the sub-region in maintaining stability.” The Security Council’s move is seen as further demonstration of support and confidence in the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led government, which has done all to keep the peace following years of civil conflict. Liberia has now gone more than 10 years of peace and stability. Before Wednesday’s action, the Council had been steadily removing the targeted actions that it levied on the country at the end of its 15-year bloody civil war in 2003, when former President Charles Taylor stepped down and went into exile.The resolution adopted by the 15-member UNSC, which is the most powerful body within the UN System, terminated an arms embargo on armed groups and dissolved its committee and panel of experts, who monitored the sanctions it had imposed on Liberia.Few years after the country’s civil war had ended, the UN lifted the ban on timber exports, which along with diamonds, according to the UN, had helped finance the conflict.The Security Council imposed the arms and diamond embargoes on Liberia in 2001 to stop government’s revenues from those industries from being used to fuel the war; and in 2003, it added a ban on a major export, timber. The timber sanctions were lifted in 2006; the diamond sanctions in 2007.Gradually terminating its targeted sanctions, the Council last September ended a travel ban and asset freeze on designated individuals and entities. Prominent on that asset freeze and travel ban list were close associates of Mr. Charles Taylor.Removing the sanctions, the Council encouraged Liberia to adopt laws to control its arms and ammunition and take other measures to combat illicit weapons trafficking.Calls placed to Liberia’s Permanent Mission at the UN headquarters Wednesday went unanswered. However, Mr. Jeremiah Sulunteh, Liberia’s Ambassador to Washington, told this newspaper that Wednesday was a good day for all Liberians to celebrate.“This is a strong indication that Liberia is back among the comity of nations. I believe that all Liberians wherever they are, should celebrate this news,” Ambassador Sulunteh added. Speaking Thursday, May 26, to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Defense Minister Brownie Samukai welcomed the move and assured that Liberia will do all it can to maintain the peace.Minister Samukai further stated that Liberia has gone through an extensive security sector reform and that the nation now has an excellent relationship with its neighbors – Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast.On Thursday, the Foreign Ministry issued a release in which the Charge d’Affaires, a. i. of the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations commended the UNSC for lifting the remaining sanctions on Liberia.Mr. George Patten acknowledged that the targeted sanctions on key individuals, the arms embargo and a ban on the export of Liberian timber and rough diamonds were well placed. Mr. Patten referred to the sanctions regime as having contributed, in large measure, to the stabilization of the country and also stimulated post-conflict economic recovery. The Charge d’Affaires informed the UNSC that the Liberian government, despite capacity constraints, cooperated very effectively with them and remained constructively engaged with the panel of experts in meeting their expectations, which according to him, provided the government the opportunity to make the country a safe and stable place for all Liberians as well as foreign residents. On some of the specific concerns previously raised by the Security Council including the enactment of relevant laws to regulate fire arms, Mr. Patten pointed out that the 53rd National Legislature recently passed the Fire Arms and Ammunition Control Act of 2015 which provides the legal framework for the management of arms in the country. In addition, he further informed the Council of the passage of the Police and Immigration Acts, as compliments to the Fire Arms and Ammunition Control Act.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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West Ham co-owner Gold hints at permanent deal for Barcelona star Song

first_img Alex Song in action for West Ham 1 West Ham co-owner David Gold has given a strong hint that the club could look to sign Alex Song on a permanent basis from Barcelona at the end of the season.Song has wasted no time settling into his new surroundings at Upton Park following his season-long loan move from the Spanish giants and was voted man of the match following his superb display during the 2-0 win over QPR on Sunday.The former Arsenal midfielder is keen to get his career back on track following a disappointing spell at the Nou Camp where he failed to secure a regular first-team place.And with West Ham moving up to seventh in the table following their latest victory, Gold is hoping that Song will want to pledge his future to the club.Gold received a message from one fan on his future which said: “pls sign Mr Song on a permanent deal David – love his attitude and respect he’s shown our club.”Gold, speaking on his twitter site, replied: “Yes I agree.”last_img read more

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BUS DRIVER SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR DONEGAL MURDER

first_imgA bus driver has been sentenced to life in prison at the Special Criminal Court for the murder of a 27-year-old man in a dissident republican attack in Donegal.Martin Kelly, 37, from Strabane, drove Andrew Burns to a church in Donnyloop in February 2008 where he was shot dead.Kelly was also sentenced to eight years in prison for possession of a firearm. Mr Justice Paul Butler said the court had no discretion on the murder charge.The family of the 27-year-old painter and decorator left the court this afternoon after telling the three judges of the indescribable pain, grief and trauma they are still suffering four years after the murder of their brother and son.Mr Burns was involved with the dissident republican group Óglaigh na hÉireann, as was Martin Kelly.Kelly was told to bring Burns from his home in Strabane to Donnyloop in Donegal for a punishment shooting.He drove him to the church car park where three men were waiting in a hedge.A gunman fired at Burns, he ran but a second shot killed him. All three got into Kelly’s car and he drove them back across the border, stopping to hide the gun in a hedge.Kelly was interviewed by officers from the gardaí and the PSNI at a hotel in the North where he admitted what he had done.He also named the others involved and his life is now in danger.He was sentenced today to life in prison.BUS DRIVER SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR DONEGAL MURDER was last modified: January 24th, 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:DonnyloopMARTIN KELLYstrabanelast_img read more

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Woman appears in court on 40 charges of alleged sexual abuse

first_imgA woman has appeared in court in Co Donegal in connection with 40 charges of sexual abuse against children.The woman, who cannot be named, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. The offences are alleged to have happened between 1986 and 1989 at various locations across Donegal.The accused woman, who is in her 50s, did not speak during the short hearing.Garda Sgt Jim Collins said the Director of Public Prosecutions had consented for the woman to go forward for trial at the next sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.The woman was released on her own bail of €250 to appear at the next sitting of the circuit court later this month.Woman appears in court on 40 charges of alleged sexual abuse was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 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:courtdonegalGardaisex abusewomanlast_img read more

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