La Liga : No fans return for start of new season

first_imgThe Spanish government does not believe fans will be able to return for the start of the new La Liga season. The 2020-21 Spanish football season schedule was confirmed this week, with the league campaign getting underway on 12-13 September this year. As per Cadena Ser’s El Larguero show, the situation will continually be monitored but there is not currently optimistic that fans will be able to return to matches by the early stages of the competition. There had been expectations that supporters would be allowed to return to grounds from the start of the 2020-21 campaign with hopes that the Covid-19 pandemic would have eased by that stage.Advertisement Read Also: UCL: Bayern must tighten defence against PSG in final, warns Flick However, local infection rates across Spain remain high and whilst the number of deaths and patients in intensive care are not close to the suffering at the peak of the initial outbreak, there is pessimism that there will be a return to normality this calendar year. Spanish football in June in order to complete the 2019-20 campaign and whilst the return of football was successful, fans have not been allowed to return to stadiums. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?last_img read more

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Spurs in talks over Bale contract

first_imgTottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has revealed there are ongoing talks with Gareth Bale’s agent regarding a new contract for the Wales international as they attempt to fend off interest from Real Madrid. The Portuguese said: “There was contact between the club and his agent last year and there is ongoing contact between the club and his agent. “We renewed his contract at the beginning of last season, if you remember, and it’s something that is being dealt with by the chairman and the agent. “Talks are ongoing but that doesn’t mean there is an agreement. At the moment we’re confident that the player is under contract at Tottenham, as was done last year. “It’s something that we’re speaking about, but there aren’t any developments.” Villas-Boas also reiterated his admiration for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado despite Spurs’ director of football Franco Baldini failing to agree a fee with the Primera Division club for the Spain international on a recent visit to Spain. The former Chelsea and Porto boss said: “There is interest in the player, no matter what happened in the last couple of days. “He is a quality player, he has done well at Valencia for the last few seasons. “He has had a good education from the Real Madrid school and he is a player which we are interested in adding.” Soldado joined Valencia from Getafe in 2010 and scored 24 goals for Los Che in the Primera Division last season. Press Associationcenter_img Bale has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu this summer with reports in Spain earlier this week suggesting the player has already agreed terms on a six-year deal. But, speaking at the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong, Villas-Boas was optimistic the 24-year-old, who is currently contracted until 2016, will extend his stay at White Hart Lane. last_img read more

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Globe, Beach Volleyball Republic team up for the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport The program hopes to empower and inspire Filipino underprivileged youth through beach volleyball as a language of hope and as a platform to make the dream of winning in international events come true. The activity is fully supported by Globe and is BVR’s way of promoting the country through beach volleyball as well as paying it forward to the community. Globe will also join BVR’s Sandroots Program Tours throughout the year that includes holding beach volleyball clinics in select provincial communities in Visayas and Mindanao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View comments “Beach volleyball is one of the world’s most exciting sports competitions, and it will be a good opportunity for the Philippines and for Globe to showcase the country’s capabilities when it comes to hosting global sporting events while also promoting responsible care for the environment through eco-tourism. We hope many Filipinos will head out to Boracay and witness the world’s best of the best in beach volleyball for a great summer to remember and get ready to #GrowTheGame,” says Issa Cabreira, Head of Consumer Mobile Business at Globe Telecom.Charo Soriano, BVR President, for her part, expressed gratitude to Globe for partnering with them in the hosting of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019. “We would like to thank Globe for sharing our vision of promoting sports and eco-tourism in the Philippines through beach volleyball, given the richness and robustness of the country’s natural resources. The Philippines has placed well in past editions of this tournament and I hope we will do well again this year and show the world the kind of up-and-coming powerhouse that we are in the sport of beach volleyball.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA hydration area will be set up at the tournament venue for the players where they can fill up their respective reusable water containers or sports bottles. Volleyball fans can also visit the Globe Eco-Booth and show their support with the use of reusable sports bottles. Globe users can get a free reusable water bottle and eco-bag by simply registering to GoSAKTO90 and a free water refilling station will also be put up to quench their thirst while enjoying the tournament.To conclude the weekend, BVR will hold a beach volleyball clinic from 10 AM to 12 noon, which will be participated by over 80 indigenous (Ati) and underprivileged children as part of the group’s Sandroots Development Program for 2019. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Summer’s not quite over yet as Globe teams up with Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) to bring an action-packed sporting event in the country! A total of 64 players from international (32) and local (32) elite teams will compete in the upcoming FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open 2019 that will happen from May 23 to 26, 2019 at the White House Beach Resort in Boracay.The event will not just focus on the sport of beach volleyball since the participating players will also be at the forefront of the campaign for the use of reusable water containers and sports bottles during the tournament and help raise awareness on the importance of avoiding single-use plastics. Globe and BVR will also work closely with the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force, the local government of Malay and White House Beach Resort, the official tournament venue, as part of the efforts to promote sustainable sports tourism.ADVERTISEMENT Ronaldo not enough as Juve extend Italian domination but fall short in Europe ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venuelast_img read more

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Dakota Fanning Lights Empire State Building With Save The Children

first_imgSave the Children Artist Ambassador Dakota Fanning lit the world-famous Empire State Building red on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in a special ceremony celebrating International Day of the Girl.Dakota Fanning Lights The Empire State Building For Save the ChildrenMarked globally by the United Nations, International Day of the Girl is a designated day for communities and policymakers to discuss how to end discrimination against girls and create opportunities for girls to reach their full potential. By lighting the Empire State Building red, Save the Children is raising awareness of these issues and illuminating the need to educate and empower girls around the world.Fanning was joined by Carolyn Miles, Save the Children’s president & CEO, a group of girls from the New York Tri-State area, who are Save the Children child sponsors, and a sponsored girl from South Carolina. The Empire State Building will light up today at sunset to recognize girls and the unique challenges they face globally.“Worldwide, girls are far more likely to miss out on school, marry too early and grow up too fast,” said Carolyn Miles, president & CEO of Save the Children. “People often talk about women’s empowerment, but that begins with girls. Together, we need to do more to ensure every last girl has a childhood, and a better and brighter future. That’s why today, on International Day of the Girl, Save the Children is shining a light on girls.”Throughout the world, girls are frequently marginalized in their families, communities and societies. By lighting the Empire State Building red, Save the Children aims to raise awareness of these issues and illuminate the need to educate and empower girls around the world.“Every girl deserves to follow her dreams no matter where she comes from or what her circumstances are,” said Fanning, known for roles in notable films such as “I Am Sam,” “The Runaways,” “The Twilight Saga” and the upcoming “American Pastoral.” “The first step in doing that is bringing attention to the barriers girls face globally. The second step is empowering young girls to reach their full potential. This is why I am here today, honoring International Day of the Girl and lighting up the Empire State Building with Save the Children.”Save the Children believes that reaching girls is a critical component of ending early marriage, preventable maternal and child deaths and ensuring our collective future. The Save the Children sponsorship program, in particular, helps provide girls and boys with the necessities for a healthy and successful start to their life – nutrition, early childhood and adolescent development, education and school health. To join Fanning as a child sponsor and learn more, click here.last_img read more

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IN 2012 Mike Rush said proposals to scrap the und

first_imgIN 2012, Mike Rush said proposals to scrap the under 20s competition could result in a lost generation of young British players.Since then, despite the Club’s success in the under 19s competition – and producing arguably the best first grade ready talent in the country – it has recognised and often been outspoken on the need for a system other than dual-registration.Like many clubs, Saints have utilised dual-registration as to ensure its players gain valuable game time.Indeed, the partnership with Rochdale Hornets has been one of the most successful in the sport.But it is limited in terms of competition level and the type of player than can be used – and as there is no ‘weekly’ dual-registration allowed in the Super 8s some players may have already played their last game of the season.Clubs have to decide whether to dual-register players for the entire Super 8s phase now or retain them within their own first team set up.As a result of the current system, Saints are working with six to ten clubs who are all looking at playing a reserve (open age) set of fixtures for next season.The suggested format would still see the Saints working with its partnership club by allowing those not selected to play for the Championship side the chance to gain game time with the Super League Reserve team.This will be a step forward in allowing players to gain that game time in a competitive high level environment whilst ensuring they are not lost from our sport.The idea of a three tier system has always had the support of the RFL and now many clubs can once again see the value in the reserve competition.“We originally voted against the scrapping of the under 20s and also voted against the current system from its outset,” Saints Chief Executive Mike Rush said. “I’m very passionate about is developing young players and we have probably produced more than anybody in the last decade and we believe we know how to take a kid from the amateur game into full time rugby league.“All young players develop at different rates and the three tier system gives more kids a better opportunity of making it to SL.”Saints Head Coach Keiron Cunningham this week expressed his concern at the lack of another tier.“Getting juniors through the system is the biggest part of rugby league,” he said. “I am a strong believer in producing youngsters but if you’re not going to give your kids a chance you are going to struggle.“A system of reserve rugby is much needed. You nurture players from being nine or ten and get to a point where you have them in your system, put three years into them and then have to make a decision on their future.“Some aren’t ready for Super League but you can’t go to your partner club and say you have someone with potential but you’re not sure if they are ready.“The system is upside down – the cart is certainly in front of the horse – and it’s understandable why you have to go overseas and get players. I’m sure we’ve had players that could have still been at the club with a better system.”Rush is hoping that the group of clubs will be in a position to announce the ‘extra tier’ shortly.He continued: “It’s clear we need as many opportunities for these players to get as much game time as possible. The current system of an under 19s and a first team isn’t sufficient and we are denying youngsters, the lifeblood of our sport, the chance to develop.“A new reserve system, which will allow players all ages to play, would be a step forward and we hope to have more details soon.”last_img read more

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