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Barcelona pip Roma to sign Brazilian Malcom from Bordeaux

first_imgBarcelona swooped in at the 11th hour to sign Brazilian forward Malcom on a five-year deal from Girondins Bordeaux for an initial 41 million euros ($47.89 million) in a surprise move after AS Roma had struck a deal with the French club.The 21-year-old was set to join the Italians this week after Roma on Monday said they had reached agreement with Bordeaux for the player but media reports in Spain and Italy said Barcelona’s 11th hour offer had changed Malcolm’s mind.He did not take a flight scheduled for Rome on Monday evening, having been due for a medical in the Italian capital.Barcelona#EnjoyMalcompic.twitter.com/QBx7AzAW7mFC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 24, 2018Media reports said Malcolm’s change of destination came after Barcelona’s move for fellow Brazilian attacker Willian broke down when they were unable to agree a transfer fee with Chelsea, leading them to turn to Bordeaux’s fleet-footed wide forward.”The Brazilian will undergo a medial on Wednesday morning and then directly join the FC Barcelona US Tour,” read a statement from the Spanish champions, whose deal for the player includes an extra one million euros in variables.Malcom joined Bordeaux from Brazilian side Corinthians in January 2016 and scored 23 goals in 96 games for the club.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

Kyle Edmund to let it all out after finding his inner battle cry at US Open

first_img Support The Guardian Since you’re here… In Edmundspeak, that is virtually a battle cry. He has always gone about his business quietly, improving incrementally rather than with dramatic bursts of big wins, which is the polar opposite of the rise of his opponent.Shapovalov, the 18-year-old Canadian qualifier who stylishly outlasted Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets in the second round, is running hot this summer after coming to prominence in the leadup tournaments, and his world ranking of 69 will improve appreciably. He has the long, flowing locks and flamboyant court presence of the game’s other young excitement machine, the German Alexander Zverev and the advantage of still being in the tournament after the fourth seed lost to Borna Coric on Wednesday.Edmund says: “Shapovalov likes to be offensive, likes to move forward, take the ball on. He’s been playing well in terms of his run in Montreal [where he beat Rafael Nadal] and then qualifying, so he is feeling good. It’s going to be a tough match but at the same time I’m playing well so definitely no reason why I shouldn’t go out there feeling confident.”“His rise is basically from that Masters. It’s a lot of points to get semis at Masters. He beat me in the grass-court season [at Queen’s] but he didn’t have a great clay-court season. He got on the grass pretty early, playing the Challengers in Surbiton and Nottingham, and he qualified at Queen’s. So he played a bunch of matches which really helped him. Since then, that hard-court run in Montreal will have done the world of good for him. That’s where he’s got his confidence, and qualifying here.”They have history these two. Shapovalov was disqualified in the Davis Cup match against Edmund in Ontario last year when he accidentally hit the chair umpire in the eye.“I definitely watched it back,” Edmund says, smiling. “You can see on the video that my head was down when he hit it. I thought he hit it against the boards at the side where our team was. I thought the umpire was going, ‘Oh no, what’s he done? You can’t smack a ball like that so close to people’. And then I realised it hit him. Read more Kyle Edmund left to fly flag for Britain at US Open after second-round win Share on LinkedIn Reuse this content Tennis US sports “It’s quite funny, everyone is in shock, no one is really doing anything. It got a few YouTube hits. All of my matches have got something like 5,000 or 10,000, then you go on that and it’s 200,000 just from that incident.”No umpire was permanently injured in the construction of this anecdote.As for the serious business ahead, Edmund is in good shape, physically and mentally. His impressive win over Johnson was his ninth match in 12 days and the second win over the fiesty American in a week after his run to the semi-finals in Winston-Salem before arriving in New York.It would seem he is handling what has been a stamina problem in previous best-of-five matches, although left-handed Shapovalov’s extravagant movement and snappy groundstrokes will present different challenges.As for filling Andy Murray’s boots after the world No2 withdrew with his worrying hip injury, Edmund says: “It’s more of a shame. It’s not, ‘Oh, well done, you’re the last Brit.’ It’s just a shame that a few of us have lost early and Andy was injured. It is what it is. But in another way it’s good that there’s some more depth in British tennis that we’re able to have other people go further – even if Evo’s not here.”Evo – Dan Evans – still awaits judgment on the length of his ban after admitting taking cocaine this summer. Meanwhile, his quiet friend soldiers on, a little louder but still quietly determined. Caroline Wozniacki criticises scheduling of Maria Sharapova at US Open Share via Email Share on Facebook Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. 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Thank you. features Kyle Edmund Kyle Edmund would figure well in any poll for diffidence and politeness in the often noisy tennis jungle but the last British player standing at the US Open revealed before his third-round match against Denis Shapovalov on Friday that he has found his version of a mean streak.“This trip I’ve been a little bit more animated,” he says when pressed about a couple of appeals to the chair umpire during his impressive straight-sets win over Steve Johnson on Wednesday night.“My natural thing is probably to be a bit quieter. I have the same thoughts and stuff [as more volatile players] but you just keep them to yourself. But taking the fight to the opponent mentally is going to help me moving forward.“I’m trying to figure out ways to help me. I don’t feel like a lot of the [poor] stuff in my game is to do with my shots; I believe my ball-striking is really good, some of the best in the world. But where I’m going wrong is other areas. When I played [Grigor] Dimitrov in Washington, I got pretty upset there with a call. When I feel it’s an appropriate time to make my feelings heard, I will do it. I won’t do it unnecessarily but it’s definitely helped me.” Share on Twitter Topics US Open tennis Share on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp US Open Tennis 2017 Share on Messengerlast_img read more

Suspected Terrorists Have Been Detained in Suriname

first_img No apology, UK feels justified and compared SIPT threats to terrorism Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSuriname, July 28, 2017 – Paramaribo – Authorities in Suriname have confirmed that police have arrested several individuals suspected of being involved in terrorism activities. Among the five suspects, believed to be Muslim, who were detained on Sunday at several locations, are two Dutch nationals, reportedly two brothers. It is the first time ever that individuals have been arrested on suspicion of terrorist activities in Suriname.Recently the country’s Criminal Code was amended to cover terrorism and financing of terrorism. Sources indicate that one of the suspects is the son-in-law of Ronnie Brunswijk, a Member of Parliament. Brunswijk confirmed that his daughter, who was riding in the same car as the suspects, was also arrested, but has since been released.In an official statement, The Ministry of Justice and Police have claimed that so far there is no indication that the suspects were targeting a specific embassy or foreign interest.Officials from the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Netherlands have also responded to the reports, saying that so far they have no information about the arrested Dutch suspects.“We are trying to find out what is going on, as it is currently a Surinamese investigation,” a spokesperson told Dutch media.The national office of the Public Prosecutor is also unaware of what is happening in Suriname. NOT FOLLOWERS, DON’T PANICcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, dutch, netherlands, Suriname, terrorism, terroristslast_img read more

Bahamas HannaMartin dismisses PLPs unready for woman leader calls for party reform

first_img Related Items:#bravenewleader, #GlenysHannaMartin, #plpneedsreform Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas – October 31, 2017 –  Glenys Hanna-Martin is speaking to media following her loss in her leadership bid for the Progressive Liberal Party and she is saying that the fact that she is a woman may have played a role in her defeat, but the MP for Englerston is convinced that it was not a major reason for the loss.Hanna-Martin, in the unofficial results published on the day after the vote at the PLPs 53rd National Convention managed to secure only 20% of the vote from some 1,600 delegates reported to be a part of the convention.The MP for Englerston said her big take away is the desperate need for reform and she pointed specifically to the democratic process within the party which suffered a botched voting process; riddled with scandalous accusations, delay in starting, delaying in ending, delay in hearing the ultimate selections by the party voters and even had Royal Bahamas Police guard.Glenys Hanna-Martin said:  “One is we need reform on money, how money plays out in these electoral processes and secondly we have to find a way to facilitate, especially for important votes like the next leader of your party, first time in 20 years that we’ve done this, to facilitate stalwarts who are able to participate even if they are not physically present at the convention hall, if only for pivotal votes of this nature.”In the interim, Hanna-Martin explained that she is prepared to work shoulder to shoulder with the newly elected leader, Philip Davis who also spoke of reform during his victory speech in the final hours of the PLP Convention.Hanna-Martin has also resigned as Government Leader of Business in the House of Assembly.  Hon Hanna-Martin shared with media it is in accordance with tradition; that as she opposed the party leader and lost it is conventional for one to withdraw from certain posts, hence her decision to vacate the Leader role in the House.  Picewell Forbes, the MP for Mangrove Cay and South Andros now holds the post. Recommended for you Woman bids for PLP Leadership, Hanna-Martin steps up for the job Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Klopp understands defeat in UCL was bad for the club

first_imgFor the Liverpool manager, the lost in Belgrade in the Champions League will surely be analyzed by everybody; the Gunners play the Wolves todayLiverpool is currently sitting in the third position in the 2018-2019 English Premier League standings with 27 points, two points behind leader Manchester City.And manager Jurgen Klopp knows that his decisions are being analyzed every day by every fan and pundit in England.“We come into today’s game in a very healthy position in our domestic campaign, albeit I am not immune to some of the debate and discussion surrounding our current form or level of performance,” Klopp wrote on the Liverpool’s official website ahead of today’s match against Fulham.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“I’ve been at this club and in this country long enough now to understand that a result like the one in Belgrade on Tuesday will lead to a lot of analysis, opinions offered and conclusions being drawn.”“This is absolutely fine of course and I understand that it even comes from those who genuinely care about our situation and have a desire to see us succeed,” he added.“To be clear: the performance against Red Star wasn’t at the levels we expect of ourselves. End of story.”last_img read more