Ligue 1 season first major European football league to be cancelled

first_imgAdvertisement jNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsgdtWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eechw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8d96piWould you ever consider trying this?😱7azriCan your students do this? 🌚ur5yRoller skating! Powered by Firework The 2019/20 Ligue 1 season has been officially called off after the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe asked the country’s National Assembly to stop all sporting activity until September, this afternoon. According to multiple reports, the league’s governing body, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), will decide the fate of the rest of the season next month and resolve issues such as Champions League qualification, promotion and relegation.Advertisement “The big sporting affairs cannot occur before September. The 2019-20 football season cannot return.” PM Phillippe declared.Advertisement The 2019/20 Ligue 1 season was suspended earlier in March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with several players agreeing to donate 50% of their salaries to help their clubs during this crisis. And the Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday confirmed that the French government was unwilling to risk a further outbreak by allowing the return of the game anytime soon.However, the main concerns right now are whether reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain, (who are 12 points clear at the top of the league table) will retain their crown or not, along with the issues of Champions League, Europa League qualification, promotion and relegations also on the agenda.Elsewhere, the German government looks poised to resume Bundesliga next month behind closed doors, while the Italian football federation (FIGC) is expected to hold a meeting of its executive council on the first week of May to present its plans to a government scientific committee.The Premier League clubs, on the other hand, have resumed training with discussions over a restart date is being discussed.Meanwhile, UEFA have released £203million to the various national associations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and confirmed that the amount is a part of their HatTrick funding programme, as each association will receive up to £3.75m, shortly.In a press release, the association said that the money is being released in order to develop specific and targeted areas affected by the crisis, and because of the unexpected financial impact due to the outbreak, UEFA will leave the matter up to its 55 member countries on how and where to use the sum. If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.comAlso follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at You may also like:Read which country has restarted its football league amidst global Covid-19 lockdown!‘Leaks’ of government measures reveal when football in front of fans is likely to resume in Italy Advertisementlast_img read more

Leafs look to keep unbeaten streak alive; host Bruins Saturday at NDCC Arena

first_imgFollowing a single-game weekend, the Nelson Leafs return to the fold with a pair of key Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division games.Nelson, locked in a three-way tie for second spot in the division with Beaver Valley and surprising Grand Forks, travel south of the 49th parallel to face the Braves.The Leafs, undefeated in September with five exhibition and three regular season wins, know all too well how difficult it is to win in the Lilac City as the Braves always put up a challenge regardless of the team’s success.Saturday, the Leafs return to the NDCC Arena to host the new-and-improved Grand Forks Border Bruins at 7 p.m.After opening the season with three consecutive wins the Bruins have cooled off after dropping a pair of games to defending KIJHL champ Castlegar and Beaver Valley. The Bruins enter the weekend sporting two of the top three scoring leaders in the KIJHL.Jackson Purvis leads the league with 13 points in five games.Former Leaf Connor Gross is tied for second with three players with 11 points.Purvis and Gross combined have almost half of the Bruins offensive points.Nelson counters with the Jamie Vlanich-Travis Wellman connection.The two snipers have 14 of Nelson’s 44 points.LEAF NOTES: The players have been busy off the ice of late. Three days this week some of the players helped out in the soup kitchen while others were challenged go a floor hockey game at Trafalgar.last_img read more

Iraola, outraged: “We are a team that now annoys …”

first_imgThe coach from Gipuzkoa believes that an injustice is being committed with his team, especially seeing the tight calendar facing Anduva’s in February. Tomorrow they will play the postponed match with Zaragoza: “If you are the model and the symbol of a modest Cup, as our options have grown, we have started to be an annoying team more than anything else. I would not like to lose energy in this, but people should know and our position is that. We have to make ourselves heard. “ “The party will not overtake us. There are decisions that are hard to understand.” With this phrase Mirandés coach Andoni Iraola, showed his tremendous discomfort at the refusal to change the day Mirandés – Girona which will finally be played on Sunday, March 1 at 12:00 hours as planned. The rojillo team will face three days later the return clash of the semifinals against the Real Sociedad. The San Sebastian will do it on Friday against Valladolid: “The difference that already exists inherent to the teams is even bigger. If you have 3 days to have 5 there is a substantial difference. An injustice is being committed with the Mirandés. And it is not a complaint because it benefits the Real. If it had been Sevilla, Valencia or Atlético de Madrid we would be the same. “ No one in the Mirandesista bosom understands a decision that, in his opinion, detracts from the competition. “I know what the reason is. In the end there are many excuses that can be searched with the theme of television grills. We changed the game of Albacete a week in advance, to the Real against Osasuna even twice. Almost every week there is some change and I think if they want to change it, they can do it perfectly but they have decided not to “, Iraola ditch.last_img read more

PSG striker Neymar off on stretcher after twisting ankle

first_imgPSG’s Neymar, center left, is tackled by Marseille’s Hiroki Sakai, during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille at the Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS — Neymar went off on a stretcher after twisting his right ankle late in league leader Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 victory against Marseille on Sunday.The Brazil striker was taken off with 10 minutes remaining, after going in for a challenge on Marseille defender Bouna Sarr.ADVERTISEMENT PSG coach Unai Emery is hopeful that Neymar will recover in time for the Champions League game against Real Madrid on March 6. PSG trails 3-1 from the first leg in the last 16.“The first tests revealed a twist. We will do further tests,” Emery said. “For the match against Real, if I had to say ‘yes or no’ right now, I’d say yes.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNeymar had his head in his hands and appeared tearful as he was taken off. His standing leg jarred as he lost balance and the weight of his body went onto his ankle, which briefly buckled under him.“Of course I’m worried about Neymar,” PSG goalkeeper Alphonse Areola said. “His ankle was quite swollen. He’s an important player for us and I hope he comes back quickly.” It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano The second goal came from the other side, as midfielder Adrien Rabiot broke down the left and his cross found Neymar, whose side-footed pass was turned into his own net by center half Jorge Rolando in the 28th.PSG’s third in the 56th owed nothing to fortune, as Cavani expertly controlled Neymar’s pass from the left with the inside of his foot, easily turned Rolando and smacked in a powerful shot past goalkeeper Yohann Pele for his league-leading 24th of the season.Mbappe shook his head disapprovingly when substituted, with winger Angel Di Maria replacing him for the last 30 minutes.Marseille threatened mainly from midfielder Dimitri Payet’s laser-like free kicks, but no one could get on the end of them.___SAME OLD MISTAKESLyon’s poor defending cost the team once again as right back Mathieu Debuchy scored a last-minute equalizer for local rival Saint-Etienne in a 1-1 draw.Debuchy, a recent signing from Premier League Arsenal, was left unmarked inside the penalty area to steer in a shot off the post from Remy Cabella’s left-wing cross.Lyon has only two points from the past five games — conceding 11 goals — and the club’s hopes of securing a top-three finish and a place in next season’s Champions League are fading fast. Fourth-place Lyon is five points behind third-place Marseille.A brilliantly executed goal from striker Mariano Diaz, his 15th of the season, gave Lyon a 19th-minute lead. He chested down a long pass from Brazilian defender Marcelo with his back to goal, flicked the ball around a defender with his right foot and then regained his balance before adroitly clipping it with his left past goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier.The two teams are bitter rivals with 17 league titles between them, including a French-record 10 for Saint-Etienne. But Lyon has been the superior team for many years, winning seven titles from 2002-08.SAVED BY THE WOODWORK Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Nice was reprieved by the woodwork four times in a 0-0 draw at Bordeaux.Bordeaux striker Nicolas De Preville hit the crossbar in the first half and in stoppage time.The post was also hit by midfielder Soualiho Meite in the 12th minute and center half Paul Baysee in the 89th. Bordeaux is in eighth place and Nice remains ninth.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano PSG’s game against fierce rival Marseille was heated, especially in the second half, with cheap challenges from both teams and 11 yellow cards — six of them for the hosts.“We were solid and we tried to control the game,” PSG captain Thiago Silva said. “It’s a shame that we lost an important player (Neymar) at the end.”The win moved PSG 14 points clear of second-place Monaco, with only 11 games left. Marseille is two points further back in third.PSG’s first two goals stemmed from Marseille’s mistakes at the back.In the 10th minute, PSG right back Dani Alves’ pass behind the defense was easily read by left back Jordan Amavi. But rather than clearing the ball properly, his soft sliding tackle knocked it to Kylian Mbappe, who skipped past another defender before drilling a low shot into the bottom right corner.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES Spurs stop 4-game slide, rope LeBron, Cavaliers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 View commentslast_img read more

30 farmers to benefit from cassava flour processing project

first_imgThirty farmers of Kwebanna Village in the Moruca Sub-district of Region One (Barima-Waini) will benefit from a $10 million cassava flour processing facility aimed at enhancing food security and maximising income potential of the village.Launched last Saturday by Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry (MoIPA), Valerie Garrido-Lowe, flour produced from the project will comprise of 40 per cent cassava content and 60 per cent wheat content, which can be used to make healthier meals.Some of the villagers sharing their views on the new projectThe toshao and residents of the village have welcomed implementation of this project proposed by the MoIPA, relating that it would propel the local cassava industry of the region, and eventually the village’s economy. They have also pledged to work diligently to produce large crops of cassava.Minister Garrido-Lowe explained that there have been consultations with Barbados, a prominent producer of cassava-wheat flour, so as to acquire firsthand knowledge of the new product. The budgetary allocation will cover mainly the construction of the facility, acquisition of machinery, planting materials, and training among other aspects.Three farmers will accompany Community Development Officer (CDO) Godfrey Wilson as he spearheads the operations in Region One.The National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI), like the Ministries of Agriculture, Business and Social Protection, are among the main partners that would aid in the accomplishment of this venture.A ground coffee project was also recently launched in Region One by Minister Garrido-Lowe, to assist in boosting the region’s economy.last_img read more

Before pre-season there is this! Footballers on Instagram share holiday snaps

first_img 5 5 5 5 Harry Kane was one of many footballers to post their holiday snaps on Instagram Get your rest in, lads, because there are millions of fans praying you return to action in tip top shape.It is Fantasy Football season after all.They look pretty relaxed, though judging by these holliday snaps and many of them have left the swimming pools and beaches behind and returned to work for the gruelling pre-season slog. Zlatan Ibrahimovic was even getting some skills practice in on a trip to the beach as you can see below, while his manager Jose Mourinho was bossing his kids on the basketball court. 5last_img read more


first_imgCeltic boss Neil Lennon has given Jim McGuinness the go ahead to help Donegal retain the Sam Maguire.McGuinness and LennonThe Celtic manager told McGuinness to concentrate on helping Donegal retain the All-Ireland over the next couple of months.McGuiness works as a performance consultant with the Glasgow club, but Armagh man Lennon, has given McGuiness the go ahead to devote all his time to the All Ireland Championship. “I see Jim every day when he’s here. He sits basically just outside my office. I had a good long chat with him when I came back from Portugal,” Lennon told the Irish Daily Star.“Basically, I’d like Jim to be a little less involved because I’d like him to concentrate on Donegal for the time being and as we’re getting into the teeth of the season round October and November Jim can really do his stuff again.“We’re really happy with the stuff he’s bringing to the younger lads – we’ll see the benefits of that in a year or two’s time.”CELTIC BOSS GIVES McGUINNESS THE GO AHEAD TO GET SAM! was last modified: July 9th, 2013 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:CelticdonegalJim McGuinnessNeil LennonSam Maguirelast_img read more


first_imgSo who will fill this man’s shoes?THERE’S MORE horses in the field in the race to succeed Jim McGuinness as Donegal manager after Ardara nominated Anthony Harkin for the job before the deadline last night.Harkin is highly rated; as are the other three who are known to have bid for the job.Anyone who thought that going for this position was a poisoned chalice can think again – there’s a determination in this county to keep the Donegal success rolling now that Jim has gone. And with Michael Murphy saying the players are ready to get behind whoever the next manager is, it may not be the unforgiving job some in the Dublin (and some local) media would have you believe.More twists and turns ahead….. ARDARA NOMINATE ANTHONY HARKIN FOR DONEGAL MANAGER’S JOB was last modified: October 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Anthony HarkinArdaradonegalGlentiesManagerlast_img read more


first_imgMAYOR Ian McGarvey will travel to New York for St Patrick’s Day.Sinn Fein today opposed plans for the March trip – but all other councillors refused to oppose the trip.The mayor, an independent councillor, will be joined on the trip costing €5,000, by the deputy Mayor Cllr Michael McBride. Councillors insist representing the county in the Big Apple is good for business and tourism.However Sinn Fein say the money would be better spent here in Donegal. MAYOR McGARVEY TO GO TO NEW YORK FOR ST PATRICK’S DAY was last modified: January 27th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalIan McGarveyMayornew yorklast_img read more

Sadness at passing of renowned Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples

first_imgThe music world has been plunged into sadness following the death of renowned Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples.A member of the famous Bothy Band as well as a solo player, Tommy was raised in St Johnston.He was born in Letterkenny in 1948, into a musical family . His grandfather, Jimmy Peoples, his uncles Mattha and George Peoples and some cousins such as Joe Cassidy and Bob Peoples were fiddle players. Tommy’s father Tom, while not known as a fiddle player had learned a few tunes on fife from his father Jimmy’s fiddling and kept Tommy right in his first few attempts at playing. Tommy learned mainly from an older cousin of his, Joe Cassidy.He visited Joe from about the age of seven years old and these lessons continued for a few years. Tommy attended St.Eunan’s College, Letterkenny as a boarder having won a scholarship. This was regarded as quite prestigious at the time. Tommy’s passion for fiddle playing though was much greater than his drive for the academic life.After schooling was over Tommy went to Dublin and had a variety of jobs, including working as a policeman for a while. In the middle years of the 1970’s Tommy played with The Bothy Band for a while. This band’s influence is still strong on the traditional music scene 30 years later.Tommy lived in Co. Clare for some time working for the Co. Council, playing music and raising his family. His daughter, Siobhan Peoples, is a very well known fiddle player. Another member of the St. Johnston Peoples’ clan is Séamus Gibson, a tremendous fiddle player, who is a nephew of Tommy. There are several recordings of Tommy Peoples available on CD. Tommy is now back living, playing and composing tunes in Donegal. A lot of Tommy’s tunes have been recorded by himself and many others. In addition to being an excellent player, Séamus Gibson has composed many very fine tunes also.Tommy was awarded a painting as recognition of his great contribution to Donegal fiddle playing by Cairdeas na bhFidiléirí.Sadness at passing of renowned Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples was last modified: August 9th, 2018 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:deathfiddlertommy peopleslast_img read more