PSG squeezes Mbappé

first_imgThe PSG estimates losses of more than € 300M due to the coronavirus, its president Al-Khelaifi was one of the first to give the green light in the Ligue1 to the cuts and more when his wage bill is € 371M this year. Above Real Madrid itself (€ 283M). The very high payrolls paid by the French Qatari owned club are especially burdensome with Neymar (€ 37M net) and footballers in the final stretch of their career as Thiago Silva (35 years old) Y Cavani (33). Mbappé, the great icon of the future of France, is dragged.A situation that rarefies the relationship between the great object of desire of Real Madrid and PSG, despite the fact that the Parisian club has been pampering its star on its social networks for days. Everything is aligned for the benefit of Madrid. In Concha Espina it is marked 2021 as the year of the total offensive by Mbappé. Crack is not comfortable with Tuchel, he refuses to renew and this drop in salary does not exactly encourage him to do so. Just what they want to hear in Chamartín. He PSG away increasingly to Mbappé from Paris. The French entity is negotiating hard with the locker room heavyweights (Thiago Silva, Neymar and Mbappé) to cut their wages and thus alleviate the serious economic crisis derived from COVID-19. It is not just any cut: while Real Madrid will only drop 10% or 20% of the footballer’s salary (depending on whether they play again or not), the PSG wants to lower at least 50% of the salary to Mbappé and his colleagues… According Le Parisien, well informed about the PSG, the negotiation moves in that percentage and the salary of the soccer players has already been frozen. If this plan is fulfilled, Mbappé will go from collecting € 20.8M net to € 10.4M right in the thick and thin to try to renew…last_img read more

Saguisag appeals for ‘trouble-free’ Game 2

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ateneo guard Matt Nieto is down on the floor after taking an inadvertent elbow from La Salle big man Ben Mbala late in the first half of Game 1 of the UAAP Season 80 mens basketball Finals. Nieto sustained a cut above his left eye. Photo by Bong Lozada/INQUIRER.netUAAP executive director Rebo Saguisag will be laying down the law before Ateneo and La Salle take the court again Wednesday with the UAAP Season 80 title duel getting has heated as ever.Saguisag is looking to summon select players from both teams on Wednesday following videos of unsportsmanlike acts surfaced online.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene UAAP finds no referee bias in controversial La Salle-Adamson game Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Saguisag is imploring both sides to have a “trouble-free” Game 2.“I’m appealing to all parties, and that includes coaches, spectators, athletic directors,  and the like for a trouble-free Game 2,” he said.Ateneo shoots for a sweep on Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re still reviewing the videos,” Saguisag said in a text message.Saguisag did not divulge the names of the players, but videos have circulated online over the past days that saw La Salle players doing unsportsmanlike acts through the course of Game 1.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneOne video shows La Salle’s Abu Tratter seemingly hitting Ateneo’s Raffy Verano with a punch in a rebound play, while another shows young Archer Ricci Rivero giving a cheap shot to Vince Tolentino after the Blue Eagle attempted a free throw.The physicality in the championship series opener also saw Ben Mbala inadvertently elbow Matt Nieto in the face that left the Ateneo bloodied after sustaining a cut over his left eye. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View commentslast_img read more

Posta’s Omollo banned for three KPL matches

first_imgApart from being banned from sitting on the technical bench for three games, Omollo will also serve a three match suspended sentence from sitting on the technical bench and/or any team in the Kenyan Premier League if found to have engage in similar violent conduct in future.However, IDCC warned Ssibwa of his conduct particularly during the hearing of the case where he refused to make any comment on the matter despite the seriousness of the charge.Sofapaka head coach Sam Ssimbwa lying down after an alleged punch from Posta Rangers head coach Sammy Omollo. Photo/COURTESY“It is appreciated that the parties met and reconciled over the incidence. This is highly commendable to promote sportsmanship amongst competing teams. However, it must be noted that the offence Mr. Omollo was charged with is a serious offence as provided under Rule 7.2 (ix), 6.1, and 7.7 of the Rules of Kenyan Football,” part of the ruling read.“The conduct of Mr. Omollo during the said match and in particular the 89th minute and after the final whistle clearly brought the game into disrepute,” IDCC ruled.Omollo was accused of pouring water on Ssimbwa in the 89th minute after Sofapaka equalized when the coach went to celebrate in the Posta technical bench area before the fourth official separated them.The drama unfolded more after the final whistle when Omollo is accused of punching Ssimbwa in the face when the Ugandan tactician confronted Pamzo to ask why he had poured water on him. However, the situation was contained.With the ban taking effect immediately, Omollo will miss the club’s matches away to AFC Leopards, at home to Sony Sugar and when they welcome Mathare United.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Posta Rangers head coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 28 – Posta Rangers head coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo has been suspended for three Kenyan Premier League matches by the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) following a scuffle between him and his Sofapaka counterpart Sam Ssimbwa on August 26.According to the ruling released on Thursday, Omollo was found guilty of the charge of misconduct and violated Rule 7.1 (ix), 6.1, and 7.7 of the rules of Kenyan Football which says misconduct by members includes committing any act or making any statement or being responsible for any conduct which the community considers unsporting or improper behavior or likely to bring the game into disrepute.last_img read more

First storm douses area

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Antelope Valley skies Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be partly cloudy, with highs in the mid-50s to lower 60s and lows in the 30s to lower 40s. The snow level in the San Gabriel Mountains is expected to stay above 7,000 feet. PALMDALE – Winds gusting near 40 mph preceded the first of two storms expected to douse the Antelope Valley. Wind gusts were clocked Saturday morning at 38 mph at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale and at 32 mph at Fox Field in Lancaster, the National Weather Service said. The weather service predicted partly cloudy skies this morning in the Antelope Valley, with rain moving in tonight and staying through Monday. Winds are expected to reach 20 to 25 mph. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

University Center adds programs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Interim University Center at College of the Canyons keeps adding new programs, with three additional ones being offered next year. The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, will bring a bachelor of science degree in interior design to the Santa Clarita Valley through the Interim University Center beginning in January. “The Art Institute of California’s interior design program responds to one of our community’s highest expressed interests,” said Barry Gribbons, University Center administrator. According to the Interim University Center, all programs through the Art Institute have been accredited by the Accrediting Council for the Independent Colleges and Schools. In the spring, National University will begin two bachelor’s degree programs – one in nursing and one in allied health. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, as well as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, have accredited both programs. “National University’s nursing and allied health bachelor’s programs respond to critical health care needs of our community and assist professionals in advancing in their careers,” Gribbons said. The Interim University Center currently offers eight bachelor’s degrees, seven credentials, seven master’s degrees and one doctorate in majors such as liberal studies, communication and areas of education and business administration. The Interim University Center boasts more than 8,000 students and 500 graduates in its history, and currently plans to build a permanent University Center on the College of the Canyons campus. “Through these new programs and all of the other current and future bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs, we are committed to expanding higher education opportunities to meet the needs of our community,” Gribbons said. Information meetings will be scheduled for all new programs, and dates will be posted on the Interim University Center’s Web site at as they are scheduled. To learn more about other degree programs being offered at the Interim University Center, call (661) 362-5474.last_img read more

Voters will decide whether the city can keep taxing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week That is far better than nothing, said Mayor Steve Anderson, who added that while the city’s budget can probably absorb an annual loss of $900,000, losing $3.8 million from its annual $31.7 million budget would present a hardship. “We need to plan for the future of our city,” Anderson said. “We’ve got some streets that haven’t been repaved in 20 years. There’s a real issue in trying to rebuild the infrastructure. We’ve got to keep quality public safety.” But residents have been paying the tax since 1992, when the budget was millions of dollars smaller, notes Larry Dobkin, chairman of Citizens Against the Utility Tax (The tax was first imposed by the City Council without a public vote. The city, spurred by a state law requiring a vote on all taxes, put it on the ballot in 2002, when voters approved the existing tax). “(La Habra city officials) said they needed it when the budget was $25 million,” Dobkin said. “They said the same thing when it was $22 million. The city will never have enough, no matter how much money they have.” He said revenue streams would soon be flowing into the city, including sales taxes from a new Costco store that opened last month and property tax revenue that will be generated from a new housing development under construction on the former Friendly Hills Hospital property. La Habra Finance Director Jim Sadro agrees the city will be receiving additional tax revenue in the future, but it won’t be near the $3.8 million a year from Measure G. Sales taxes from the Costco will net the city about $500,000 a year, while new property taxes will generat $150,000 annually. Potentially, several hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in sales tax also will come from whatever retail development goes in to replace a closed K-Mart store, Sadro said. The amounts sound considerable, but Sadro said La Habra has $21 million in capital improvement projects planned for the future. The projects include vital street repaving programs, he added. But Dobkin said voters were deceived when city officials promised in 2002 that the utility tax would terminate in 2007. Darian Nigsarian, chairman of the Vote Yes on Measure G Committee, said since 2002, several unexpected cost increases have affected city finances. (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA HABRA – Voters here on Tuesday will decide whether to let the city keep taxing them for switching on lights, making calls from their home telephones and turning on their gas heaters. A utility users tax, which would otherwise phase out on its own at the end of December 2007, would continue indefinitely if voters approve Measure G. The City Council-backed proposal, however, sets the tax at 4.5 percent of utility customers’ monthly bills, compared with the 6 percent tax slated to “sunset” at the end of 2007. Thus, no matter what voters decide, the city stands to lose funding. With the 6 percent tax, La Mirada receives about $4.7 million in annual revenue. At the 4.5 percent rate, the tax would generate about $3.8 million a year. last_img read more

Black Friday shoppers to hit stores in dark

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals And thus it adopted one of the boldest strategies for dealing with the crush of crowds on Friday: 40 of its stores will open at midnight and stay open for 24 hours. After that full day of sales, shops will then pull a 14-hour shift Saturday and another 11 hours on Sunday. With hours like that, the Disney Store’s 4 a.m. Friday opening seems relaxed, while the workers at Fry’s Electronics and KB Toys who will get a 5 a.m. kickoff can enjoy a relatively leisurely start. Gimmicks like this, as well as the promise of a free trinket or killer deal on a television, will rule the day. Wal-Mart is offering free breakfast for shoppers who brave the lines to get into its Sam’s Club stores at 5 a.m. Target, which is waiting until the late hour of 6 a.m., promises pre-recorded wake-up calls from country picker Brad Paisley or Kermit the Frog to shake consumers from their slumber. Opening the doors early and dangling a deal or two won’t make much difference in a holiday season where shoppers will likely spend more than $430 billion, which the National Retail Federation marks as a 6 percent hike from last year. But starting things off on a bad note with the 130 million shoppers expected to turn out this weekend would be a major misstep, so stores do their best to trump their rivals with outlandish promotions. “It’s not a question of is it worthwhile, it’s a question of I cannot afford not to,” said Kurt Barnard, president of Barnard’s Retail Consulting Group. “Everyone wants to be the first, with the biggest sale. You want to have your doors open when everyone else is shut. You cannot let your competitor get the best of you.” On Black Friday, it’s the lazy shoppers who venture out at dawn. The retail world is feeling optimistic going into the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, nicknamed for its historical ability to push stores into profitability. But to ensure they get price-conscious shoppers excited early on, stores are taking no chances and casting open their doors at hours normally reserved for dreaming. While shops have opened in the wee hours in recent years, this year some have pushed it to the extreme. “Customers were showing up earlier and earlier,” said Michele Rothstein, senior vice president for Chelsea Property Group, which owns the Camarillo Premium Outlets. “If you opened at 5 a.m., they came at 4. If you opened at 4 a.m., they came at 3.” That’s why Tracy Modrell will shake off the peaceful cover of sleep at 2 a.m. and arrive at the Northridge Disney Store by 3. As the store’s assistant manager, she’ll meet up with 15 to 20 workers who’ll survive on leftover energy until the coffee shop across the way mercifully opens up. “That early in the morning, you’re going to have a lot of people, so it’ll get pretty crazy,” Modrell said, following with a hint of a nervous laugh. “It’s the most exciting day of the year for us. Everyone’s getting pumped.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Five takeaways: Packers coach McCarthy previews 49ers visit

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here are the highlights from Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s conference call Thursday with Bay Area media, to preview Monday night’s game against the 49ers in Lambeau Field:1. QB IMPRESSIONS: C.J. Beathard will make his third straight start (and eighth career start) since Jimmy Garoppolo went down, and McCarthy is impressed with how productive the 49ers offense remains (447 yards in Sunday’s loss to Arizona).“The biggest thing with the backup quarterback, especially when …last_img read more

Take another look at Biotechnology

first_imgAccording to Mr. Iqbal Sharma, Chief Director, International Trade at DTI, who is accompanying the delegation, “Government has identified biotechnology as a key growth area with the potential to improve the economic well being of South Africans – by developing new methods to treat problems such as diseases and crop failure due to drought, as well as supporting start ups for job creation.”A delegate on the mission, Mr. Butana Mboniswa, CEO of BioPAD (a Biotechnology Regional Innovation Centre, which has invested over R200 million in biotechnology project in South Africa), says “We’re looking for US investors to partner us in some of the opportunities we’ve created.”Another delegate, Mr. Sipho Moshoane, CEO of Ikhambi Health (which spans the marketing of pharmaceuticals, veterinary products, medical devices, clinical devices and pharmaceuticals manufacturing), says “South Africa offers key advantages to US investors. A stable working environment supported by world class infrastructure, a mix of highly skilled yet comparatively cheap labour, and a gateway to market medication and diagnostic equipment to Africa.”Mr. Joe Molete, COO of Cape Biotech Trust, who is also part of the mission notes that the US offers South Africa a lot in return, “the US has a mature biotech sector, is spinning out a lot of start up companies, and has the necessary technology, financial capital and managers to help grow the sector in South Africa.”In addition to promoting biotechnology, the public-private sector mission will visit New York, Chicago and Detroit to promote investment in the BPO, ICT, automotive and financial services sectors.Iqbal Sharma, says that these five sectors were chosen “because that’s where we think the quickest bites will be.”Margaret Dingalo, Stakeholder Relations Director at the International Marketing Council of South Africa (which has partnered with the DTI to host this Mission) “South Africa’s small but vibrant biotechnology sector is expected to grow significantly over the next few years.  By 2014 we expect close to 40 start-up biotech companies, delivering more than 60 new products and services to be established.  Our US investment drive showcases the boundless possibilities available to investors in South Africa.  We believe that such initiatives will help achieve South Africa’s 6% growth target, as well as enhance our tourism, trade and investment prospects ahead of 2010.”Itinerary and additional informationThe South African delegation is in the USA from 17-23 March during which time its visiting New York, Detroit and Chicago.Biotechnology companies that are part of the delegation include: Aloecap, Biopad, Cape Biotech Trust and Ikhambi Health.EndsIssued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry and the International Marketing Council of South AfricaEnquiriesFor more information about the mission, or to schedule interviews, please contact:Claire Taylor or Pamela Dlamini: Meropa CommunicationsTelephone: 011 772 10000Email: or read more

Housing finance help on the way: Zuma

first_img10 February 2012 President Jacob Zuma had good news for South Africans who are struggling to secure finance for housing during his State of the Nation address on Thursday. Delivering his speech to Parliament in Cape Town, the President announced that the state’s R1-billion Guarantee Fund to promote access to home loans, announced in 2010, would begin operations in April. From April, people earning between R3 500 and R 15 000 will be able to obtain a subsidy of up to R83 000 to enable them to obtain housing finance from an accredited bank. In highlighting the government’s efforts to make housing available to all South Africans, the President told the story of a Grahamstown father of three, Mzukisi Mali. Mali, a Fingo resident and public servant, e-mailed Zuma explaining how in 1994 his income was too high for him to get a RDP house but too low to get a bond. Mali, his unemployed wife and their three children, still face the same problem. “When I apply for an RDP, I am told that I do not qualify and cannot get a bond because I am risky to the banks,” he told the President. Zuma encouraged Mali not to give up hope, saying the fund would help people like him. “We are pleased to report that this fund will start its operations in April, managed by the National Housing Finance Corporation. The scheme will enable the banks to lend to people who are in a similar situation as Mr Mali,” Zuma said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more