UHPA: The government must adopt the criteria as soon as possible and work out all the measures to know exactly what we can count on

first_imgBefore adopting the measures, UHPA sent its proposal of measures to the Ministry of Tourism, which concerns travel agencies, and today it sent a review of the proposal of measures to help the economy due to the coronavirus epidemic by the Government of the Republic of Croatia. As they point out in their statement, UHPA welcomes the Government’s proposal of measures to help the economy and certainly believes that the most important thing is to keep the jobs of hard-working employees of travel agencies. Employees are key in every business, especially in travel agencies where the greatest value is i know-how assets and highly motivated employees. / / / UHPA PROPOSES SPECIFIC MEASURES REGARDING LOSSES OF TRAVEL AGENCIES “For this reason, we are satisfied with the Government’s measure to ensure minimum wages for employees. One of the proposed measures of UHPA towards the Government of the Republic of Croatia was the exemption from paying contributions, taxes and surcharges on salaries to employees, which we believe is necessary for the survival of small and medium enterprises as the most vulnerable group in this disaster that befell us all. Of course, there are a large number of measures that our members will be able to use and certainly each of them will help us to overcome this unfavorable period. What is extremely important at this moment is that the Government adopts the criteria as soon as possible, and develops all measures so that our members know exactly what they can count on. ” points out Tomislav Fain, president of UHPA. The Association of Croatian Travel Agencies (UHPA) has sent a review of proposed measures to help the economy due to the coronavirus epidemic. The Government of the Republic of Croatia has adopted a Proposal of Measures to Assist the Economy Due to the Coronavirus Epidemic, which includes 63 measures, and their main goal is to preserve the liquidity and jobs of entrepreneurs, including measures related to the tourism sector.  The UHPA concludes that it will continue to monitor the situation regarding the adoption of measures and criteria in order to help its members overcome this situation in a timely manner.last_img read more

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Norman Park resort-style smart home up for grabs

first_imgIt would be hard not to relax when this is your backyard. The two-level house at 6 Dalma St has high-end luxury inclusions, from a Caesarstone and New York marble island bench, to American oak floors and a Liebherr fridge and freezer.“We were drawn to the property as it was move in ready with quality finishes throughout. The views of the city were just a bonus,” Mr Kirkpatrick said.“The widespread use of advanced modern technology was easily accessible in all parts of the house, allowing easy entertainment and relaxation.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The timber features within the home give a retreat feel.The smart features of the home were attractive to the couple, with integrated automated technology for the pool, intercom system, ducted airconditioning and home entertainment system — which includes a TV-connected gym and Bose surround sound system.However, it was the rear entertainment area that was the favourite for the family. The house at 6 Dalma St, Norman Park, is for sale.A RESORT-like vibe and the latest technology was what drew Simon and Catherine Kirkpatrick to this Norman Park home two years ago. The outdoor area was one of the family’s favourite spaces.Mr Kirkpatrick said everything had been thought of, with even the pool able to be used in the cooler months.“Our children fully used the outdoor area with their friends all year round due to the solar heated pool,” he said.He and his wife were also attracted to the house’s closeness to the city, schools and public transport.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 An open-plan kitchen and living area flows outdoors.“It was our favourite as the seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining was great for hosting gatherings with our families and friends,” Mr Kirkpatrick said.“It can be closed off and isolated from the rest of the house if required.“We enjoyed regular entertaining by hosting gatherings with our friends and family in our very resort-like backyard.”last_img read more

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The weird, wonderful & obscure – It’s ‘Secret Cincinnati’

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — The book “Secret Cincinnati” by Kathy Witt is a travel guide to 89 unique, fun and mostly inexpensive destinations in the area. The book details everything from the Aviation Heritage Museum of Cincinnati, American Sign Museum, Lucky Cat Museum and Vent Haven- the only museum dedicated to ventriloquism in the world. The photographs in the book were done by husband, John Witt.Tonight at Joseph-Beth Booksellers the public is invited to “Secret Cincinnati Show-and-Tell”, representatives from some of the museums will be with the Witts to answer questions and of course offer copies of the book from 7 to 8:30 p.m.last_img

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McIlroy snubs Faldo advice

first_img This year the 24-year-old has failed to meet his own high standards, having not managed a victory following a stellar 12 months in which he had five wins worldwide – including a second major – and topped the money list on both the American and European Tours. His reputation has been damaged by issues concerning his change of management and equipment manufacturer, which resulted in him throwing one club in frustration and bending another at last month’s US Open, and walking off the course mid-round during the defence of his Honda Classic title in March. Ahead of the 142nd Open Championship at Muirfield, Faldo this week said McIlroy needed to concentrate just on golf, alluding in part to his relationship with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki. And although the Northern Irishman admitted at last month’s Irish Open he was feeling “a little lost”, he insists he is more than capable of sorting out his issues. “I saw what he said and he said I should be at the course nine to five,” McIlroy said. “I actually was on the range at 6.15am and got out of the gym at 6:15pm. That’s actually a 12-hour day compared to his eight-hour day. “Nick should know how hard this game is at times. He’s been in our position before and he should know how much work that we all do put into it.” McIlroy said he “didn’t know” whether Faldo was trying to help with his words of wisdom, but he admitted he could not copy the six-time major winner’s renowned single-minded dedication to the game during his peak, adding: “I could never – no, I’m not like that.” Debate over McIlroy’s form has become almost a weekly topic of conversation. The player himself has done his best to avoid consuming too much of the constant conjecture. “I guess the best way is to not read too much or not listen too much or not watch too much TV,” he said. “The best thing is to try to stay oblivious about what people are saying about you and try to wrap yourself in a little bubble, but obviously it’s hard to avoid at times. “The thing I think is ‘What’s the big deal?’ I haven’t had the best six months, but it’s okay. I’m fine, I’ve got a good life. World number two Rory McIlroy has told six-time major winner Nick Faldo he does not need any advice to find a way out of his current difficulties. “It doesn’t bother me and I’m working hard on the right things, and sooner or later it will turn around and I’ll be back lifting trophies. “You just have to have the confidence and the self-belief in yourself that what you’re doing is ultimately going to get you to the place that you want to be.” World number one Tiger Woods on Tuesday offered words of support to his closest rival and McIlroy believes he can learn a lot from the American, now a stablemate at Nike after his change of equipment. “Tiger more than anyone else in this game, probably more than anyone else in sport, has been scrutinised and criticised throughout his entire career,” he said. “He set the bar so high and that’s the expectations that everyone thought he was going to live up to. “It was only a couple of years ago he had dropped outside the top 50 in the world and he’s worked his way back up and he’s now the best player in the world again. “He had a plan in place, he stuck by it and all of a sudden proved a lot of people wrong. It seems like a few guys have forgotten in a short space of time how hard you have to work and how tough this game can be.” McIlroy still insists he has no regrets about changing his clubs after signing a multi-million pound mega deal with Nike. “I would rather have it done in a three or six-month period rather than having it drawn out over two or three years,” he added. “I’d rather get it done straight away and then at least after that transition period you’re fully comfortable. “I don’t mind maybe not playing your best golf for six months. It isn’t a huge sacrifice in a 30-year career.” McIlroy added: “It’s like life – you’re going to go through highs and you’re going to go through lows. It’s just about trying to work your way out of the lows. I haven’t played my best golf this year but I’ve shown signs it is there and it’s about trying to do that more often. “It’s been difficult to explain why I’m not playing or why I haven’t had the results I’ve wanted over the past six months, but I know that I’m working on the right things and I know I’m doing the right things and I’m staying patient. “Sooner or later it’ll turn around and I’ll play the golf that everyone knows that I’m capable of and that I know is capable of winning major championships.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Solskjaer closes in on signings

first_img The 40-year-old has targeted the midfield duo of Magnus Wolff Eikrem and Mats Moller Daehli, both capped by Norway, who he worked with at former club Molde and while in charge of the Manchester United reserve team. Eikrem, 23, is currently at Dutch club Heerenveen having been sold by Molde last summer, but he attended Cardiff’s FA Cup win at Newcastle on Saturday and has travelled back to south Wales to undergo a medical. Press Association Sport understands the deal will be worth around £2million and should be completed before the upcoming Premier League game against West Ham. It is understood Daehli, 18, is also set to undergo a medical and complete a switch from Molde in the coming days. Cardiff have also been linked with moves for Blackpool’s Tom Ince and Crystal Palace’s Jonathan Williams, as well as a loan deal for Manchester United’s Wilfried Zaha. Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is closing in on his first signings as Bluebirds boss.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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GOA keeps promise to Guyana Boxing Association

first_imgTHE Guyana Olympic Association(GOA) yesterday came good on a promise to support a boxing team to the Caribbean Development tournament in Barbados.The GOA presented a cheque for$500,000 to president of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Steve Ninvalle at the GOA headquarters in High Street.While thanking the GOA for its support,Ninvalle declared that the GBA still needs to raise $2M more to get the entire team to the December 7-13 tournament.last_img

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The Latest: Formula One moves up, extends midseason break

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):4:10 p.m.Formula One has moved its midseason break from August to March and April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The tournaments affected by the tours’ suspensions include combined men’s and women’s events in Madrid and Rome.Also being scrapped are upcoming WTA tournaments in Strasbourg, France, and Rabat, Morocco, along with ATP events in Munich; Estoril, Portugal; Geneva; and Lyon, France.Both tours also said that their rankings will be frozen “until further notice.”The International Tennis Federation also put a halt to its lower-tier events until June 7.___ The clubs say in a statement that their decision is supported by broadcasters, fans and the country’s main supporters’ union.The clubs say “work remains on establishing a new plan for the year and sorting out the exact dates for the start and other rounds.”___3:30 p.m.Spanish soccer team Alavés says 15 people in its club have become infected with the coronavirus: three players, seven members of its coaching staff and five other employees. ___3:35 p.m.Clubs in the top two soccer leagues in Sweden say they do not want to start the new season until the beginning of June because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Swedish soccer association must now decide whether to accept the clubs’ request.The season was due to start on the weekend of April 3-4. 4:55 p.m.The 24 Hours Le Mans endurance race has been postponed for three months because of the coronavirus outbreak and will now run from Sept. 19-20.The race was initially set for June 13-14.The new date will also impact other races on the World Endurance Championship’s calendar.___ ___2:15 p.m.All men’s and women’s professional tennis tournaments through June 7 are being called off because of the new coronavirus pandemic.The ATP and WTA announced Wednesday that the entire clay-court circuit “will not be held as scheduled” — a day after the start of the French Open, also played on that surface, was postponed from May to September.The tours had said last week they would suspend play until late April or early May. 3:50 p.m.The NBA and the NFL both announced Wednesday that they will be offering free previews of their digital products.The NFL’s “Game Pass” includes access to past regular and postseason games, previous seasons of award-winning NFL Films series such as “Hard Knocks” and “A Football Life,” and exclusive film sessions. It will be offered free until May 31 to fans within the U.S., and starting Thursday until July 31 to fans outside the U.S. and Canada.The NBA unveiled a free trial of its “NBA League Pass” that will last through April 22 for scores of archived games and other content.“Limiting social interactions is a critical way to minimize the spread of this virus, but staying home for long periods of time can be difficult,” the league said, adding that the trial will offer access to full-length and condensed replays of all games from this season, as well as an expansive archive of classic games and content. Soccer’s stalled season could be delayed beyond its traditional June 30 finish so FIFA will look to amend or have temporary rules relating to player contracts and trading windows.___12:36 p.m.Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey hasn’t ruled out the prospect of holding some spring football practices, but he’s not all that optimistic.Sankey says on a conference call with reporters that “practically that window’s pretty narrow.” The SEC and other conferences have canceled championships for spring sports and spring football games, and suspended athletic activities until at least April 15. — Reporting by Beth Harris and Stephen Whyno.___3:30 p.m.Cuba has joined countries around the world in suspending its sports calendar due to the new coronavirus pandemic.The national sports institute announced Wednesday that events would be put off at least until April 30. The club says Russian owner Roman Abramovich will cover the costs of providing the accommodation for staff of the National Health Service who “will be working long shifts and may not be able to travel home or would otherwise have to make long commutes.”Chelsea says the offer is initially for a two-month period and will be reconsidered depending on circumstances.The entire hotel will be given up for medical workers if necessary.___1 a.m. March 18, 2020 ___2:25 p.m.An Arizona-based employee of the Cincinnati Reds has tested positive for the new coronavirus.The employee worked inside the team’s spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona, from Feb. 29 to March 14. The team said in a statement it was sending a precautionary notice to those who were inside the building and that those who were in close contact with the employee are being tested and have self-quarantined.There are no known MLB players who have tested positive for coronavirus. Two minor league players with the Yankees have tested positive. The club had already reported that two members of its staff were infected.Valencia and Espanyol said earlier this week that their clubs have also been hit by the virus.Valencia said Monday that 35% of its squad and coaching staff are infected, while Espanyol said on Tuesday that six members of its squad and staff have it.All three clubs say their infected members are in good health.___ 4:50 p.m.FIFA is looking to set up a hardship fund to help soccer stakeholders affected by the coronavirus outbreak.FIFA says it will “analyze if a support fund at global level will be required” and how it might operate.A conference call with the presidents of FIFA and the six continental governing bodies agreed to proposals made Tuesday by Gianni Infantino.Infantino’s offer for FIFA to donate $10 million to the World Health Organization was approved. ___3:40 p.m.Three prominent jockeys are skipping the upcoming Dubai World Cup in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.U.S.-based jockeys Irad Ortiz Jr., Luis Saez and Tyler Gaffalione will not travel to the United Arab Emirates for the world’s richest day of horse races March 28. Saez’s agent, Richie DePass, said the coronavirus was behind his client’s decision. Gaffalione’s agent, Matt Muziker, said his client wasn’t going because he’d be subject to a 14-day quarantine upon return.Trainer Bob Baffert said Mucho Gusto will be ridden by William Buick in the $12 million Dubai World Cup with Ortiz not traveling. With Gaffalione out, trainer Mark Casse said Frankie Dettori will ride Sir Winston. 2:05 p.m.Another Atlanta sports star is following the lead of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman says he’ll match Ryan’s donation of $50,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which distributes food to the needy, and $50,000 to the Giving Kitchen, which aides food service workers who are financially hit by the coronavirus outbreak.In addition, Freeman says he’ll donate another $25,000 to the Salvation Army.___center_img The Latest: Formula One moves up, extends midseason break The official Prensa Latina news agency said that will push back the baseball season, which had been scheduled to start on April 11, as well as this month’s Cuba Cup of track and field.The institute also said that Cuban delegations won’t travel abroad — potentially affecting qualification for the Olympic and Paralympic games.Cuba has reported 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one death, that of an Italian tourist.___11:35 a.m. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop star wife Ciara have announced they are donating 1 million meals through Seattle’s Food Lifeline to help provide meals for those in need during the coronavirus outbreak in the region.“Everything we do together makes a difference,” Ciara said in a video posted to her Twitter account. “And together we will conquer this tough time that we’re going through.”According to Food Lifeline’s website, the organization provides the equivalent of 134,000 meals daily and had 58 million pounds of food sourced last year.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The IndyCar race in Long Beach, California, won’t be held this year.Officials with the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach said Wednesday they pursued the possibility of rescheduling the popular race to a later date, but “trying to reassemble all the elements that have made the Long Beach event such a success does not appear feasible for 2020.”The race had been scheduled for April 19.Next year’s date will be April 18.Ticket holders can either receive a credit that will apply to the same level of admission for next year or receive a full refund. The Miami Heat and AmericanAirlines Arena unveiled their plans for team and arena part-time employees who will be affected by the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus pandemic.The Heat say they will pay not only their own employees but those from partner companies such as Levy Restaurants (the arena’s food and beverage concessionaire), Contemporary Services Corporation (which provides security) and Pritchard Sports and Entertainment (the arena’s housekeeping provider).The Micky & Madeleine Arison Family Foundation will also donate an additional $1 million to the Miami Heat Charitable Fund, money that the team says will “establish an initiative designed specifically for employees and/or other community needs as they arise in the coming months.”Heat Business Operations President Eric Woolworth says the 1,000 or so part-time employees “are the backbone of our business. Night in and night out, every single one of these employees works tirelessly to provide our guests and our community with the best experience in sports and entertainment. They deserve our help as we all navigate this unpredictable situation together.”___ Associated Press The Western Athletic Conference has canceled all competition and championships for the remainder of the academic year.The WAC had previously suspended all competition, but the conference’s board of directors voted Tuesday to cancel all spring sports. The decision falls in line with the NCAA’s cancellation of its winter and spring championships.The WAC’s decision affects men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, softball and baseball.___3:40 p.m. 3 p.m.All training sessions at Belgian professional soccer clubs have been suspended until at least April 5 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Belgium’s national security council earlier said all gatherings, cultural, social, festive and sporting activities have been prohibited until the same date.The league says it will decide which matches can be rescheduled once training has resumed.The league also says it will pay the second instalment of an 800,000 euro ($862,000) solidarity fund to amateur clubs to help them cushion the economic weight of the pandemic. “That doesn’t mean we’ll be back to normal practice activities April 16,” Sankey said.He also cited federal recommendations limiting the size of gatherings.___4:20 p.m.The Austrian soccer league is making plans to extend its suspension until May and take advantage of UEFA’s decision to postpone the European Championship. The Austrian Bundesliga says its clubs agreed they could restart in early May and play until the end of June.The league says “should the situation in general ease and make a resumption of play possible, the clubs will immediately consult about concrete start dates and draw up an alternative schedule.”UEFA moved the European Championship to 2021, freeing up space for European leagues to finish seasons disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak before many players’ contracts expire on June 30.___8:50 a.m. Italy has been the second hardest hit country with more than 31,000 cases of the virus.The 38-year-old Ibrahimović rejoined Milan in January from the Los Anegles Galaxy. He has also played for Italian clubs Inter Milan and Juventus.___1:20 p.m.Premier League team Chelsea is making a hotel located on the grounds of its Stamford Bridge stadium available free of charge for London’s medical workers during the coronavirus outbreak. ___1:35 p.m.AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimović has set up a fundraiser to help Italian hospitals in the center of the coronavirus outbreak.According to the website accepting donations, Ibrahimović has donated 100,000 euros ($109,000) to the fund. It quickly raised a further 10,300 euros ($11,300).The site states that all the money raised will be “directly donated to Humanitas to help strengthen the intensive care and emergency units of Milano, Bergamo, Castellanza and Torino’s hospitals.” The break has also been extended from 14 days to 21. Motorsport’s governing body FIA said in a statement Wednesday that the change was unanimously approved by all teams.Four of the season’s 22 races have already been postponed, and the FIA is hoping that moving the annual break forward could make it easier to find new dates later for events. F1 races in Netherlands, Spain and Monaco scheduled for May are also under threat of postponement.___3:55 p.m. Italian sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora says the country’s top soccer league is likely to resume on May 3.Spadafora says “then we will evaluate whether it’s open to the public or not.”Italy was one of the first countries to suspend its soccer leagues because of the coronavirus outbreak.Italian soccer federation president Gabriele Gravina says starting on May 3 should allow the league to finish by June 30 but if that’s not possible “there must be a change in format.”Gravina also says “a salary cut for soccer players can not be a taboo in this period of emergency.”last_img read more

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Neymar To PSG: Pros And Cons

first_imgOn the back of the last three (3) fantastic seasons in one of the biggest football clubs in the world and the seemingly unbreakable bond that arguably the world’s most feared and effective forward triumvirate created, it would have been an unfathomable idea to think that the youngest of the trio would be open to a transfer up north to a somewhat lower league. But Neymar has decided to move up to France and play for Paris Saint-Germain in the Ligue 1 and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.Considering the humongous amount of money involved in the record breaking transfer and all the narratives being bandied around about Neymar wanting a new challenge that would effectively make him the leader of a team, we should lool at the possible upsides and downsides that may arise from this transfer.Firstly is the amount of money involved in the transfer. Besides the €222m used to buy out Neymar’s contract with Barcelona, he and his father-agent will be pocketing close to €100m on sign-on and agent fees leading to obvious concerns about the ripple effect of such amount of money being spent on a player. Unfortunately for Barcelona, they might be one of the first to suffer from the new wave of prices because they will most surely be looking for a replacement. Like Jose Mourinho said after Manchester United’s game against Sampdoria in Dublin on Wednesday night, “you are going to have more players of £100 million and £80 million and £60 million,” adding “I don’t think the problem is Neymar; it’s the consequences.” With clubs haven spent in the regions of £50m upwards comfortably since last summer, It is almost a certainty that the transfer market would be highly inflated due to this tranfer.For PSG, there are very few risks involved for them. They have signed a world class player who has scored more goals at 25 for his national team than Bebeto, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho. He comes with big game pedigree, obvious talent and loads of entertainment, but very importantly he also come with the kind of Lavish star attitude that fits the City of Light. PSG lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic last summer but Neymar is considerably bigger and younger than the big swede.For the Ligue 1, this transfer improves the league from a marketing point of view. Neymar’s presence will surely increase interest and viewership of the Ligue 1. Neymar in PSG proves that the Ligue 1 has enough attraction for a player of his ilk and just like the wave that followed David Beckham’s move to the MLS in 2007, the French league should be expecting more big players to want to move to either play with or against Neymar in France.For Neymar, it’s a big chance to lead a big club like PSG. He’s definitely going to be the go to man right there in Paris and judging from his performances in Barcelona, it looks like he’s up to the task. Also at a reported £550,000 a week after tax, sign-on fee of £40m and agent’s fee of about £35m, it surely is a positive move economically for the player and his managementFinally its Barcelona who are the biggest losers. Neymar to PSG is more than a guaranteed average of 30+ goals and assists combined thats been lost. This transfer puts Ernesto Valverde on his foot because his job might have just been a little bit more difficult with an ageing Barcelona squad that has all but relied on the MSN in recent years. Another negative for Barcelona is that now they have just two weeks until they have to pay what we all should expect to be top dollar for a probable capable replacement.All in all, I think that there are alot of positives for the player and football in France generally. How well Barcelona are able to recover from this is left to be seen. Relatedlast_img read more

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Ghana’s AFCON opponents, Cameroon, open training camp in Spain

first_imgGhana’s second Group F opponents in the 2019 AFCON tournament, Cameroon, had their first training session  in Spain on Tuesday, June 4 ahead of the tournament in Egypt.The Indomitable Lions, who are defending African champions, have called up 34 players into their provisional team for the tournament and they trained for the first time at Real Madrid’s training base at Valdebebas in Madrid.The team will be there until June 10 and as part of their preparations, they will play against Zambia on June 9 and club side, Alcorcon, on June 10.They will then head to Qatar for training between the 11th and 16th of June. They will face Zambia in another pre-AFCON friendly on June 17.They will wrap up their training in Yaounde between June 18 and 20 before heading to their Ismaily base in Egypt for the tournament.Clarence Seedorf’s side will face Guinea-Bissau on June 25 before facing Ghana on June 29 and Benin on July 2.last_img read more

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