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10 months agoSporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camacho

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Sporting CP target Liverpool winger Rafa Camachoby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool are expected to release Rafa Camacho for loan next month.The Liverpool Echo says Sporting CP want their ex-academy star for the rest of the season, with a number of Championship clubs also interested.Camacho, 18, can play across the front line and was also used as a full-back in an impressive pre-season campaign under Jurgen Klopp.After starring in America, his performances in the Uefa Youth League have brought him plenty of suitors.The Portugal Under-20s international is yet to make his first-team debut but could be contention next season if he can gain experience on a short-term deal elsewhere. last_img

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19 days agoBarcelona coach Valverde admits Dembele dismissal baffled him

first_imgBarcelona coach Valverde admits Dembele dismissal baffled himby Carlos Volcano19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona coach Ernesto Valverde admits Ousmane Dembele’s dismissal against Sevilla baffled him.Dembele was sent off late in Barcelona’s win for comments made to the referee just moments after Ronald Araujo was shown a straight red himself.It has been reported that the Frenchman said “very bad, you’re very bad” to the referee, which saw him given his marching orders.”I don’t know what he said,” Valverde said when asked for his opinion in his post-match press conference.”But I don’t think it was too long a sentence.”With the Araujo dismissal on his debut, it didn’t seem like a foul to me.”Then the Dembele one is a mystery.”Looking at the match as a whole, Valverde was understandably delighted to finish with such a comprehensive scoreline.”It was a complicated and important game for us,” he explained.”They’ve had a lot of chances, but this is what it is.”They left spaces and we had more punch, which proved key.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Government Moves to Strengthen JADCO

first_imgStory Highlights The Minister described the discussions with the WADA officials as very frank. Minister Neita Headley provided an update on a two-day visit by a team from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). WADA to collaborate with JADCO in the strengthening of its programmes. The Government is moving to strengthen and build the capacity of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO), to improve its operations.Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley, made the announcement on Thursday, October 30, at a press briefing, held at JADCO’s South Odeon Avenue offices, in Kingston, where she provided an update on a two-day visit by a team from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which began on Monday, October 28.The consultation was initiated following an invitation extended to WADA by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, on August 5.The Minister described the discussions with the WADA officials as very frank and done in a spirit of partnership.“I believe these meetings were fruitful and constructive and we have come out of those meetings having a greater commitment to working closer together in partnership, to ensure that JADCO advances and becomes not only world class, but best in class,” Mrs. Neita Headley said.She added that the world anti-doping body has assured the Office of the Prime Minister that they will collaborate with JADCO in the strengthening of its programmes and will also provide support for the establishment of the Commission’s new website which is on track.“Greater emphasis will be placed on communications, in order to improve the flow of information coming out of JADCO to the media and to the rest of the world in a more timely and responsive manner,” the Minister informed, while noting that the agency has engaged the services of a communications and public relations specialist.Mrs. Neita Headley further informed that in addition to recently filling the position of Executive Director, the recruitment process for five of nine identified vacancies at JADCO is nearing completion, and all the positions are expected to be filled within the next two months.The new Executive Director is Carey Brown, a chemist employed by the Ministry of Youth and Culture, who was employed within the last two weeks.A new Financial Director has also been engaged by JADCO and the financial operations have been transferred from the OPM to the in-house management team at the Commission.The Minister further noted that budgetary support has already been increased by 14 per cent over the previous year and recommendations have been made for additional funding to support the Commission’s testing programme and the development of the new website.She revealed that the agency plans to do 300 tests per year at an average of US$300 per test. “I believe this year we are seeking to add another 100 tests and to commence the process of blood analysis,” Mrs. Neita Headley informed.The Minister noted that last year, 179 tests were done, as against 286 up to September this year. Approximately 45 per cent of these were done out of competition.The Minister stressed JADCO’s compliance with the regulations.  “We are not non compliant at this time. I want to make that clear. We have never been non-compliant and I have never seen any report that has suggested that we have been non-compliant,” she emphasized.She pointed to Jamaica’s long and illustrious history of sporting success at many levels and expressed commitment to integrity in sports, fair play, and the maintenance of a doping free environment.“We stand resolute in our commitment to improve and strengthen the operations of our national anti-doping agency and we will make it the best in the world, commensurate with the level of excellence of our sportsmen and women,” Mrs. Neita Headley asserted.She pointed out that  the organisation, at five years old, is still young and while  there are some things that it has done well, there are areas for improvement and these will be addressed.A report is expected to be generated from WADA in the coming weeks that will detail findings of the visit.last_img read more

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Bill Gates Shares His 2015 Annual Letter

first_imgEarlier this week, Bill and Melinda Gates share their 2015 Annual Letter.“Our Big Bet for the Future” addresses the breakthroughs they see coming over the next fifteen years that will improve the lives of people in poor countries faster than at any other time in history.“Forty years ago, Bill and his childhood friend Paul Allen bet that software and personal computers would change the way people around the world worked and played,” reads the letter. “This bet wasn’t exactly a wager. It was an opportunity to make computers personal and empower people through the magic of software. Some people thought they were nuts. But the bet turned out well.“Fifteen years ago, the two of us made a similar bet. We started our foundation in 2000 with the idea that by backing innovative work in health and education, we could help dramatically reduce inequity. The progress we’ve seen so far is very exciting — so exciting that we are doubling down on the bet we made 15 years ago, and picking ambitious goals for what’s possible 15 years from now.”Read the letter and find out how breakthroughs in health, farming, banking and education will help make the world a better place at www.gatesletter.com.last_img read more