Allegri and Juventus in surprise split at end of season

first_img0Shares0000Massimilano Allegri failed to win the Champions League despite taking them to two finals © AFP/File / Filippo MONTEFORTERome, Italy, May 17 – Coach Massimiliano Allegri will leave Juventus at the end of the season after a reported fall-out with the club’s directors, the newly-crowned Serie A champions said in a surprise statement on Friday.“Massimiliano Allegri will not be on the Juventus bench for the 2019/2020 season,” Juve announced in a shock development. Allegri, 55, had rejected reports saying he was about to be dismissed last Saturday adding he had already been making plans for next year over the past six months.He held meetings with the club’s hierarchy this the week during which a clear disagreement between the two parties emerged.Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport claimed they fell out over a variety of subjects including Allegri’s desire for an increased salary and a differing vision of the side’s future.Juventus have already wrapped up their record eighth consecutive title, and Allegri’s fifth in as many years and he lifted the Coppa Italia on four occasions since replacing Antonio Conte in 2014.The club’s former midfielder Conte along with France boss and ex-defender and coach Didier Deschamps, Champions League finalist Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham and Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi have been linked with taking over from Allegri in the Italian press in recent weeks.Allegri’s departure from the Allianz Stadium will alert a host of big European outfits and his name shot up the bookmakers’ list of favourites to be the next permanent coach at Inter Milan and Chelsea.– Champions League pressure –Despite signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid last summer the Bianconeri failed to make it past the quarter-finals of the European football’s top competition for the second successive season.They were humiliated by modest-spending Ajax in the last eight in April despite a star-studded side including Ronaldo, Argentina’s Paulo Dybala and France World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi.Allegri guided Juve to two European finals losing to Barcelona in 2015 before being hammered by Real Madrid two years later.The pressure to bring the much-desired trophy back to Turin for the first time since 1996 was also alleged to be part of the fall-out according to Gazzetta.Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has already signed for the Italian club on a free transfer from Arsenal for next season.Local press reported Allegri had been keen to sell the likes of Dybala, Brazil winger Douglas Costa and Portugal right-back Joao Cancelo in the upcoming summer transfer window.Allegri and club president Andrea Agnelli will hold a press conference on Saturday at 14:00 local time (1200 GMT).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

State’s foreclosure activity is rising

first_imgA recent study by Christopher L. Cagan, director of research and analytics at First American Real Estate Solutions in Santa Ana, found that most of the trouble should come from teaser-rate loans that will reset in 2007 and 2008. “The people who bought in ’03 or ’04 tend to have equity so they can usually work something out. Next year and the year after next is when things will get sticky,” Cagan said. Someone who paid about $500,000 for a home in the San Fernando Valley last year and got a teaser rate of 1 percent would have initially paid $1,608 a month. If that loan resets next year at 6.5 percent, the payment soars 96.5 percent, to $3,160. Buyers with hybrid loans are not at as much risk. “If prices are going up 20 percent a year everyone is a genius and mistakes are forgiven. The problem is when prices level off,” Cagan said. Homeowners who bought near the peak face the most risk and the economic fallout will be limited. “It will not break the economy,” Cagan said. The Foreclosures.com analysis also showed that: Nevada foreclosure activity has more than doubled this year to 4,544 incidents versus the 2005 final quarter. The problem there is speculation, with 25 percent of new home sales going to out-of-state investors. Colorado has a 50 percent increase in new foreclosures in this year’s first three months compared with the final three months of last year. And they are up an annual 96 percent. greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Foreclosure activity in California and other Western housing markets is on the increase in part because high-risk adjustable-rate loans are beginning to reset to fully amortized payment schedules, a property tracker said Monday. During the year’s first three months, all types of foreclosure activity in California jumped an annual 33.6 percent, to 28,550 incidents, said Sacramento-based Foreclosures.com. Notices of defaults, one of three indicators tracked and the first step in the foreclosure process, increased 36.5 percent, to 20,515 incidents. And the number of real estate-owned properties, the final step in the process and notification that there is a new owner, increased 27 percent, to 1,41l. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I think it’s all the washing of the market,” said company President Alexis McGee. And activity was expected to pick up since levels sank to record lows as the market peaked. Now home sales are softening, appreciation is not as robust as a year ago, interest rates are rising and inventory is building. McGee also said the creative adjustable loans that helped buyers jump into high-priced markets such as Southern California will continue to impact foreclosure activity as the market continues its shake-out. “I don’t see those low numbers coming back,” she said. Analysts have noted that of the six Southern California counties, San Diego is the furthest along in the cycle. McGee said that in recent years more than half of home purchases were financed with interest-only adjustable loans or option adjustables with very low teaser rates. last_img read more

Fridrich Takes 5th At Roy Griak Invitational

first_img Men’s Results FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Drake University men’s and women’s cross country teams continued their season Saturday, Sept. 29, afternoon at the Roy Griak Invitational.Drake’s men finished seventh out of 15 teams and Maximilian Fridrich (Salzburg, Austria) led all Bulldogs with a fifth-place individual finish in the men’s race after winning his last race at the Les Bolstad Course three weeks ago.Fridrich completed the 8-kilometer course against a much more difficult field in 24:44.2, just 11 seconds off the winning pace of 24:33.4 set by Harvard’s Kieran Tuntivate. Senior Kevin Kelly (Kilcok, Ireland) turned in a top-20 finish for the Bulldogs as well, finishing in 25:05.8. Joshua Yeager (Center Point, Iowa) made up eight spots in the final three kilometers to finish in 41st with a time of 25:37.9.Drake’s women finish 14th in the 14-team field as the young squad continues its growth. MyKaela Cole (Urbandale, Iowa) was the team’s top finisher, coming in 78th out of 151 runners with a 6-kilometer time of 23:18.6. Olivia Rogers (Centennial, Colo.) and Rachel Selva (Columbia, Mo.) also posted top-100 finishes, coming in 88th and 89th, respectively.The Bulldogs continue their training for two more weeks before resuming competition Oct. 12 at the annual Bradley Pink Classic in Peoria, Ill. Women’s Results Story Linkscenter_img Roy Griak InvitationalMen’s 8-Kilometer Race (152 runners)Drake Individual Results5. Maximilian Fridrich, 24:44.216. Kevin Kelly, 25:05.827. Joshua Yeager, 25:19.241. Kyle Brandt, 25:37.980. Matt Cozine, 26:26.293. Xavier Lechleitner, 26:40.9113. Sam King, 27:00.6115. Kyle Cass, 27:06.4122. Joe Romain, 27:23.6125. Andrew Berndt, 27:38.2133. James Maguire, 27:59.6137. Alec Bognar, 28:17.8Women’s 6-Kilometer Race (151 runners)Drake Individual Results78. MyKaela Cole, 23:18.688. Olivia Rogers, 23:29.089. Rachel Selva, 23:30.1120. Elizabeth Aho, 24:26.8139. Millie Bretl, 25:24.2150. Ellie Mendlik, 26:38.6 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Drug rehab centre opens in Soweto

first_imgA sign hangs over the front door of the new government drug rehabilitation centre in Soweto: “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.”The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is the 3rd largest hospital in the world, occupying around 173 acres, with approximately 3 200 beds and about 6 760 staff members. (Image: Flickr)A sign hangs over the front door of the new government drug rehabilitation centre in Soweto: “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe.”The interior is crowded with bare doors leading to different rooms filled with necessities – play area, kitchen and neatly made beds – while posters detailing the effects of drugs on the body hang on the freshly painted cream walls.Situated at the back of the busy Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, in what was known as the old Cerebral Palsy Clinic, it is hard to imagine that 20 or so youth live in this small centre. But they do so without complaint because it is the only place left where they can find hope.Sitting quietly, the patients – who are mostly in their twenties – play board games with their counsellors. The mood is light and there is laughter. The Substance Abuse Treatment Centre is run by the government and offers free help to alcoholics and drug addicts who want to end their addictions.The facility caters for over 18-year-old adults and is the first of its kind in Soweto. It administers in-patient treatment services, after-care services and referrals to outpatient clinics, as well as community-based services for youth, mostly from the south of Johannesburg.Place of safety“This is a place of safety and we really hope that they will feel at home and that they will look forward to being detoxified. We hope they become skilled so that when they look back they say this is where we came from and this is where we are today,” Gauteng MEC for social development Faith Mazibuko said after touring the newly opened facility on Friday, 15 May.The patients took the opportunity to thank Mazibuko for the state’s efforts to help them get their lives back on track. “Thank you for this facility; we needed this facility. We needed this for a second chance in life,” said one patient.Most of them said that after their time in the centre they wanted to return to their communities and teach other youth about the dangers of using drugs. Others, who had dropped out of school and college, wanted to go back and finish their studies.“I have always wanted to be an engineer since it is a scarce skill in the country right now – I want to get cleaned up and go back,” said another patient.Mazibuko said all members of society were affected by the monster of drug addiction, directly or indirectly. “You either know someone who has been affected within your circles or you are the victim of this terrible activity. Families have been dismantled, jobs and lives have been lost, and careers have been shoved down the drain all in the name of succumbing to the next fix.”Counselling and treatmentThe centre is staffed by doctors and social workers, and patients are counselled daily. “We offer hope to them,” explained one of the social workers.Mazibuko hoped the centre would help to address a number of challenges, such as the high crime rate, which had been linked to drug abuse. It was especially welcome as private centres were expensive.“As [the] government, we felt that we needed to play an important role in ensuring that all those who have been ravaged by these terrible things happening in our society – they can at least get into a place where they will receive stimulation, detoxification and proper treatment.”She acknowledged that despite rehabilitation, most youth relapsed started using drugs again, but hoped the new centre would be beneficial. “Drugs will totally come out of their system and they won’t be on edge for looking for a fix. They will be better people and better citizens in Gauteng,” she said, adding that this would be achieved through the creation of halfway centres across the province.They would offer skills development, which would help to empower the addicts.Sanca referralsBecause the Substance Abuse Treatment Centre is small, local drug committees, which run drug awareness campaigns, help to identify people who urgently need rehabilitation. They can also be referred by non-profit groups such as Sanca, the South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.Speaking about the time it took to open such rehab facility in Soweto, Mazibuko said: “After the development of the drug master plan, which was developed after the pleas from Eldorado Park residents, it then became obvious that we as government had to find a way for it to be implementable.”Gauteng has two other rehab centres – one in Cullinan and another in Magaliesburg. 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Celtics back on track, rout Magic

first_imgMOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Jalen Brown scored 10 points in the first quarter, when Boston opened a 14-point lead. Aron Baynes finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds — his first double-double with the Celtics — and Terry Rozier had a career-high 23 points.Jonathon Simmons scored 14 points and Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Orlando. Aaron Gordon, who was 2 for 10 from the field, said the Magic didn’t play like they were eager to end their slide.“We played like it was just another game,” he said. “We didn’t play like they were the first in the East and we are on a losing streak.”Orlando scored the first four points of the game and trailed by just four with less than four minutes left in the first before Boston scored 16 of the next 20 points to take a 40-24 lead. Leading 42-30 early in the second, the Celtics went on an 11-2 run and later got back-to-back 3-pointers from Rozier to open a 28-point lead.“We’re not good enough defensively right now,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “And Boston was clicking on all cylinders.”ADVERTISEMENT James has triple-double, Cavs beat Hornets for 7th straight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ROSIE OUTLOOKRozier said he wasn’t keeping track of his career high, and he certainly didn’t seem on the verge of a breakout after scoring 22 points in his previous five games combined.“I’m not perfect,” he said. “I’m going to have tough games. (But) I’ll have games like this.”THE FOURTHTrailing 99-69 after three, the Magic outscored Boston 34-19 in the fourth quarter, when four of the five Celtics starters remained on the bench.Vogel was unimpressed.“You’re talking about garbage time,” he said.TIP-INSMagic: Guard Shelvin Mack played for Celtics coach Brad Stevens at Butler. … The Magic have lost 14 in a row in Boston.Celtics: The Celtics wore their black jerseys for the first time this season. Marcus Morris got the start, which means he is likely to sit out Saturday night’s game against the Pacers. He did not play in the Celtics’ other back-to-back games this season. … Stevens picked up a technical foul early in the fourth quarter for arguing a foul call; Arron Afflalo missed the shot, bringing a smile from the coach. … Shane Larkin did not play after falling hard to the floor and sustaining a “whiplash-like” injury against Miami. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The Celtics knew they couldn’t continue to count on comebacks, and Friday night they didn’t need one after opening with a blistering first quarter and coasting to a 118-103 victory over the Orlando Magic.“Our guys came out focused, ready to play,” said Al Horford, who had seven of his career high-tying 10 assists in the first quarter. “We finally got a (first) half going. That first half was the key for us winning that game.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutOne game after snapping their 16-game losing streak, the Celtics sent the Magic to their seventh straight loss. Kyrie Irving had 17 of his 30 points before halftime as Boston scored 40 points in the first quarter and 73 by the half to rebound from its first loss in more than a month.Still wearing a mask after breaking a bone in his face on Nov. 10, Irving was 9 for 15 from the floor and sank all 10 of his free throw attempts, many with the sold-out crowd chanting “M-V-P!” Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Read Nextcenter_img Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UP NEXTMagic: At Philadelphia on Saturday night.Celtics: At Indiana on Saturday night. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving, left, smile as he hugs teammate Terry Rozier (12) during a stoppage in play during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)BOSTON (AP) — Even as they won 16 games in a row, the Boston Celtics didn’t make it easy on themselves.A 16-point deficit against Atlanta. Down 13 in the fourth to Dallas. Double-digit deficits in three straight games, in fact, that Boston erased en route to the fourth-longest winning streak in franchise history.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

SEA Games: Coach wants to see more from Perlas

first_imgMOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Neymar slams Barca bosses after PSG home debut Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “We have a gruelling schedule so we need to be on our feet always,” said Aquino.Perlas plays Indonesia on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Perlas Pilipinas head coach Pat Aquino. Photo from Fiba.comKUALA LUMPUR — Perlas Pilipinas came away with an 88-54 rout of Singapore, but head coach Pat Aquino was still not happy about it.Aquino felt the Philippine women’s team needed to play with more discipline and hard work despite the team applying full-court pressure all throughout the game and converting baskets in the open floor.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony “I told them that we need to defend very well so we can execute our offense well,” Aquino said of his team’s opening day win in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games here.He singled out Afril Bernardino, the towering forward, who topscored with 16 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“She really came out to play tonight, in the Fiba-Asia she was missing but tonight she deserved being the top scorer,” added Aquino.Providing help was Janine Pontejos and Camille Sambile who had 13 and 10 points, respectively.last_img read more

3rd Test, Day 3: Ravichandran Ashwin among wickets as Sri Lanka lose their way at Kotla

first_imgDinesh Chandimal made 147 not out and Angelo Mathews ended his century drought to help Sri Lanka rediscover their competitive edge against India on day three of the third and final Test on Monday.Sri Lanka’s current and former Test skippers combined in a 181-run fourth-wicket partnership to help them reach 356 for nine when bad light stopped play, the first time they had passed 300 in the series.Chandimal played a captain’s knock and his 10th Test century included 18 fours and one six.Lakshan Sandakan was yet to open his account at the other end with Sri Lanka still 180 runs behind.Beginning the day 405 adrift of India’s total of 536 for seven declared, the onus was on overnight batsmen Mathews and Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka’s battle for survival at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.The right-handed duo did not let their team down, denying India in the morning session as Mathews rode his luck to move on to 111 after being dropped twice.After the second day was blighted by complaints of air pollution by the visitors, Sri Lanka resumed on a slightly hazy morning on 131 for three.Their occasional discomforts notwithstanding, Chandimal and Mathews displayed the kind of application that has been lacking among the tourists who trail 1-0 after their heaviest defeat in the second Test in Nagpur.Mathews was on six when Virat Kohli dropped him at second slip on Sunday and paceman Ishant Sharma endured more anguish when Rohit Sharma grassed a catch in the same position with the batsman on 98.advertisementMathews went on to complete his eighth Test century, more than two years after his last against the same opponents, and the relief was evident as he pumped air in celebration.Mathews was lucky again on 104 when he lofted Ravindra Jadeja to mid-off and the ball burst through substitute fielder Vijay Shankar’s hands.He finally ran out of fortune when Ashwin ended his defiant knock which included 14 fours and two sixes.Sadeera Samarawickrama, who suffered concussion on Saturday and missed play on Sunday, scored 33 but Sri Lanka lost four wickets for 39 runs in a late collapse.Ashwin (3-90) spoiled Roshen Silva’s Test debut by dismissing him for a duck, while Niroshan Dickwella also fell to the off-spinner for nought.last_img read more

Accessibility Grants Available

first_imgCommunity groups, not-for-profit organizations and municipalitiesinterested in making their facilities more accessible to personswith disabilities are being encouraged to apply for provincialfunding under the Community ACCESS-ability Program. “Since 2000, we’ve helped fund more than 200 projects that havehelped Nova Scotians with disabilities to more fully participatein their communities,” Service Nova Scotia and MunicipalRelations Minister Barry Barnet said today, Feb. 1. “Thecommunity organizations we’ve supported are helping to make NovaScotia a more inclusive society and we are proud to have workedwith them.” Past projects have allowed organizations to install elevators,automatic door openers, wheelchair accessible washrooms, rampsand specially equipped swimming docks in buildings. “Theseprojects have helped make community halls, libraries andrecreation facilities more accessible to all Nova Scotians,” Mr.Barnet said. Under the program, the province contributes $2 for every dollarraised by the project sponsor, to a maximum of $10,000. Donationsof labour and materials can be included in the sponsor’s share,making it easier for municipalities and community organizationsto raise their portion of the project costs. Potential project sponsors may obtain more information andapplication forms on the website atwww.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/infr/access/access.asp or by calling902-424-7798. The next deadline for applications is March 31.last_img read more

Chandrayaan2 mission launch on July 15 ISRO

first_imgBengaluru:India’s second mission to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, would be launched on July 15, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K Sivan announced on Wednesday. The landing on the moon near the South Pole, an uncharted territory so far, would be on September 6 or 7, Sivan told reporters here, as the Indian space agency is all set to embark on its most complex mission. The launch would take place at 2.51 am on board the GSLV MK-III vehicle from the spaceport of Sriharikota. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The ISRO had earlier kept the launch window for the mission from July 9 to July 16. The spacecraft, with a mass of 3.8 tonne, has three modules — Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) and Rover (Pragyan). Sivan said Orbiter would have eight payloads, Lander three and Rover two. The mission cost of Chandrayaan-2 with regard to the satellite was Rs 603 crore, he noted. The cost of GSLV MK III is Rs 375 crore. According to the ISRO, Orbiter, with scientific payloads, would orbit around the moon. Lander would soft land on the moon at a predetermined site and deploy Rover. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize The scientific payloads on board Orbiter, Lander and Rover are expected to perform mineralogical and elemental studies of the lunar surface. The Orbiter and Lander modules would be interfaced mechanically and stacked together as an integrated module and accommodated inside the GSLV MK-III launch vehicle. Rover is housed inside Lander. After the launch into an earth-bound orbit by GSLV MK-III, the integrated module would reach the moon orbit using the orbiter propulsion module and subsequently, Lander would separate from Orbiter and soft land at the predetermined site, close to lunar South Pole, the ISRO said. Rover would roll out for carrying out scientific experiments on the lunar surface, it said, noting that instruments were also mounted on Lander and Orbiter for carrying out scientific experiments. Chandrayaan-2 is an advanced version of the previous Chandrayaan-1 mission, which was launched about 10 years ago. Chandrayaan-1 had 11 payloads — five from India, three from Europe, two from the US and one from Bulgaria — and the mission had the credit for discovery of water on the lunar surface. The 1.4-tonne spacecraft was launched using PSLV and the orbiter had orbited 100 km from the lunar surface.last_img read more