Escalante: “That Lazio notice me is incredible”

first_imgIn 2014 he made the move to Europe, playing for Italian Catania in Serie B (Second Division), where he played 26 games. Catania’s financial problems helped him fulfill his dream of playing in Spain. In July 2015, Catania transferred Escalante to Eibar, where he has surrendered from the beginning under the hand of José Luis Mendilibar, with whom he arrived at the same time in the 2015-2016 season. In his 5 seasons, he has played 144 league games – he is the second player from Barcelona who has played the most games in the First Division -, in which he has scored 10 goals and has given 8 assists. He has almost always played as a pivot or midfielder, although he has sometimes done it on the right wing.“From Boca to Catania it was a bit difficult for me to adapt. In Italy they were very tactical compared to Boca. I suffered the change, but I adapted quickly. When I got to Eibar it was much easier. More than anything because of the language, which is something else that in Italy I suffered a lot. At Eibar the people are very good, I adapted quickly and I am very happy. I have been here for five years and the truth is that I had a great time, “he stressed.Happy in Ipurua.Taking stock of his 5 seasons at Eibar and in the top flight, he only has good words. “I think I grew a lot. It is not easy to play in the First Division. When I was not here, I would watch the Spanish games from Argentina. You watch them on TV and you say: ‘I am dying to play there’, ‘and now I am here. almost 150 league games, for me it is a lot and I am very happy with everything I have achieved so far, “he stressed.When asked about the games he remembers the most with Eibar, he remembered two. “One when I played for the first time against Barcelona for Leo Messi (a 0-4 on March 6, 2016 in Ipurua in which Messi scored 2 goals). And the other, when I scored a goal for Real Madrid (3-0 in 2018). The best for me “, he claimed. From the first time that, in 2016, he faced Messi, his idol, he keeps a photograph taken after the match and the shirt of the Barcelona star. “Thanks for the photo and the shirt, a dream to share a court with you. Without words,” Escalante said then.On the last occasion in which Messi was measured, a month ago, on February 22, Escalante wore the captain’s armband with the Eibar team at Barcelona-Eibar (5-0) at the Camp Nou, in which Messi achieved 4 goals. On the Escalante Twitter account, the photo of the two captains (Messi and Escalante) with the refereeing trio is published.Interest of Italian Lazio.Gonzalo Escalante ends his contract with Eibar on June 30 and is close to changing his air. His destination could be Lazio, which is second in the Italian Serie A with 62 points, one of the leader Juventus (63). Last January, he was ‘hunted’ in Rome visiting the sports facilities of Lazio, where he met the coach of the Roman team, Simone Inzaghi. “I am going to end the contract and I am analyzing the alternatives. I know it is an option, but I still have a contract with Eibar,” he said. That one of the important clubs in Italy is interested in him fills him with pride. “It is a beautiful feeling, that all these years are paying off. That a great like Lazio take notice of me is incredible”, he claimed. He is a staunch fan of Boca Juniors, whom he has gone to see play in Madrid after playing a game with Eibar. He would like to return one day to the whole of Buenos Aires, which he arrived with at the age of 10, but later. “Now I would like to continue in Europe. It is time to take the leap, and I consider that it is now,” he concluded. “They have given us a meal and exercise plan that we have to do as far as everyone can do at home. I try to get up as early as I can, eat breakfast and try to be with the Play Station. I train, I watch Netflix, I drink mate (an infusion) with my wife. We both ‘put together’ even puzzles, to pass the time, ha. The truth, we no longer know what to do, “Escalante acknowledged. Like almost all of them, he is bad at running the bulls and uncertainty about when the First Division league will resume. “That is what is complicating us players, we do not know what will happen. We are locked up and we do not know how long. There is nobody here on the street. Everything that is going on is very ugly, “said the Argentine to his country’s newspaper.Eibar sports troubles.He is living his most difficult season at Eibar, with which he has participated in 20 league duels in the 27 days played before the break. The Gipuzkoans, who have 27 points, only add 2 points more than the relegation places after losing to Mallorca (1-2) and Real Sociedad (1-2), both in Ipurua. “Before all this happens, we were complicated. We were not in the relegation zone, but we came from a negative streak and our permanence was getting complicated. But the truth is that now we don’t know what will happen. If there are going to be descents, yes the League is restarted or not, nothing is known, “he said.If the competition resumes, 11 league matches are missing, which would be to the death. “Here every weekend you play against a difficult team. It is not that you say: ‘Sunday I play against such’. All the games are final, and more for us. We are already used to that, and to fight every weekend to score, which is what we want, “he stressed.Boca Juniors and Catania.Escalante (Bella Vista, Buenos Aires, 1993) was formed in the Boca Juniors youth academy, debuting at the age of 20 with the Boca first team on April 13, 2013, in the Argentine first division. After having opportunities to play with the Buenos Aires team in 2013, the same did not happen in 2014. In total, he played in 11 games in the Buenos Aires team.center_img Gonzalo Escalante, Eibar midfielder, is “very happy” with everything he has accomplished for the Gipuzkoan team, according to an interview published by the Argentine newspaper Olé, which he has managed to overcome the “informative quarantine” that the Gipuzkoan club has imposed by the coronavirus. The Barça captain, who is wearing the bracelet this season (2018-2020) when Iván Ramis is injured, is confined to his home in the Basque Country with his wife due to the COVID-19 epidemic that has paralyzed professional football in Spain.“The situation is complicated. Until last week we were training and suddenly they told us to go home until further notice. Then they told us that we couldn’t train as a group. Now, everyone is at home, and the club is giving us a couple of things so that we can train indoors. “ Indian. After suspending group training this week, like the rest of the Barça squad, he tries to stay in shape with the individualized work plan that the Eibar coaching staff has imposed on the players, so that they perform physical exercises on their own.last_img read more

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Columbian rues lack of ‘closer’ as it drops to 0-3 in PBA Governors’ Cup

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “I’ve been down before and of course there are still many games remaining and I’m just setting my mind as a coach and I’ll just tell them my experiences so they won’t be too hard on themselves,” said Cardel in Filipino.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The Dyip were giving the Road Warriors everything they could handle but simply sputtered in the endgame as NLEX showed its class.NLEX limited the Dyip to a paltry 6-of-22 shooting in the fourth period en route to a 116-104 victory Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Both head coach John Edel Cardel and top-performing local Jerramy King admitted that closing out games has been their weakness.“We really struggled, we don’t have a leader when it comes to winning time,” said Cardel in Filipino. “We don’t have someone who can orchestrate the offense, everyone was forcing his shots, there was no play called.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Just when it looked like Columbian was headed to its first win in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup, the fourth quarter happened.ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Son’s last shot for military exemption at Asian Games LATEST STORIES For King, who finished with 22 points and seven rebounds, one of the things that the Dyip lacked was a bona fide closer.“We can’t close a game and this is our third game in a row,” said King whose team dropped to 0-3. “We’re coming off a loss but just don’t have it right now, we don’t have that finisher in the fourth.”NLEX  opened the fourth on a 11-0 run to take a 102-89 lead and although the Dyip managed to cut it down to five, 107-102, JR Quiñahan was able to respond for the Road Warriors.Quiñahan hit two big three-pointers to give NLEX a 116-104 buffer with 55.3 seconds left, showing what Columbian didn’t have this conference—a closer.Cardel said the team would just have to live with what happened and try to bounce back in their coming games.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

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Judge stays GRDB’s fraud case – Nandall

first_imgRedacted SOCU filesFollowing a previous debate over the High Court’s determination over a Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts matter, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall confirmed on Monday that Justice Navindra Singh permanently stayed the criminal charge against Madanlall Ramraj, the former Deputy General Manager (GM) at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). The State’s fraud allegations were instituted through the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) but GeorgetownAttorney Anil Nandlall shows the obscured forensic report that was submitted to the courtMagistrate Leron Daly was barred from hearing the matter after Ramraj’s attorney filed legal proceedings in the High Court on May 4, 2018.The prosecution was initially ordered to produce a copy of the forensic audit ahead of the continuation of the High Court challenge, but Justice Singh determined that Ramraj’s case could not continue after the special prosecutors representing the State had presented a heavily redacted forensic audit report. This report had formed the basis of the charges.Nandlall contended that the Prosecution’s actions violated his client’s right to a fair trial, and noted that the “blocked-out” sections made the document unreadable. Through his client’s application, it was observed that the prosecution’s “failure” to disclose a copy of the forensic report constitutes a violation of the Applicant’s right to be afforded reasonable facilities for the preparation of his defence as guaranteed by Article 144 of the Constitution.On June 5, 2018, Justice Singh ordered that unless the Forensic Audit Report on GRDB done by Nigel Hinds is produced to Madanlall Ramraj or his attorney-at-law by June 8, 2018, the prosecution of charges on certain case jackets in Magistrate’s Court shall be permanently stayed. Afterward, a redacted copy of the report was served to Nandlall’s office.Nandlall said the Attorney General on July 15, 2018, filed an application in the High Court seeking to have Justice Singh’ Order recalled and set aside on a number of grounds including fraud. However, after hearing arguments from Nandlall on behalf of Ramraj and Deputy Solicitor General, Debra Kumar for the State, Justice Singh upheld Nandlall’s objections and dismissed the Attorney General’s application.Nandlall disclosed that this effectively said that Madanlall Ramraj’s criminal charge is permanently stayed from being heard by Magistrate Leron Daly, in Court 2 of the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The attorney had explained last month that the forensic report which contains 160 pages had around 98 per cent of its contents “blacked out”.On May 19, 2017, Nandlall’s client Ramraj, along with GRDB Manager Jagnarine Singh; Badrie Persaud; former Agriculture Ministry Deputy Permanent Secretary (Finance) Prema Roopnarine; People’s Progressive Party Parliamentarian Nigel Dharamlall, and Rice Producers Association head Dharamkumar Seeraj were summoned by SOCU for questioning in relation to the GRDB’s operations from the years 2011 and 2015. They were later that day charged and bailed for fraudulent omission of records with regards to the PetroCaribe Fund.last_img read more

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Hasley Canyon interchange work set

first_img alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s going to help to accommodate the planned growth in that area,” said Caltrans spokeswoman Jeanne Bonfilio. Work on the project will start in July and should be completed in June 2009, aides to county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said. Interchanges along the 5 have been improved from south to north through the Santa Clarita Valley, said Paul Novak, a deputy to Antonovich. The Magic Mountain Parkway interchange is being worked on now. “This is a vital transportation project for the Santa Clarita Valley,” said Tony Bell, an Antonovich spokesman. The interchange serves the growing Valencia Commerce Center and the surrounding Castaic development. Newhall Land and Farming Company provided the biggest chunk of the funding, $26 million. CASTAIC – Crews will start working this summer on a $41 million project to upgrade the Hasley Canyon interchange, improving capacity at the junction to serve a growing community, officials said. The county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to enter into a deal with Caltrans to jointly work on the project. It calls for rebuilding the Hasley Canyon Road bridge over Interstate 5 and widening the overpass to add a lane. Instead of intersections with traffic signals, the interchange will have two modern roundabouts to improve traffic flow, officials said. New traffic signals will also be added at Sedona Way near the interchange. last_img read more

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AC Milan owner Li dismisses bankrupt reports as ‘fake news’

first_img0Shares0000AC Milan’s owner Li Yonghong, who bought the club from Silvio Berlusconi, has dismissed reports that he is bankrupt in Chinas as “fake news” © Livio ANTICOLI/AFP/File / LIVIO ANTICOLIMILAN, Italy, Feb 19 – AC Milan owner Li Yonghong has dismissed reports that he has been declared bankrupt in China as “fake news”.Chinese businessman Li — who purchased the Italian club for 740 million euros ($911 million) in April 2017 — was responding to reports that he has been ordered to auction off his assets to repay unpaid loans to two banks. Italian daily Corriere della Sera claimed that the 48-year-old entrepreneur was already insolvent at the time he purchased the club from Italian media tycoon and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.“I have seen that over the past 48 hours, some media have irresponsibly reported fake news that has damaged the club, my companies, my family and myself,” Li said in a statement on AC Milan’s website.“We do not understand the purpose of these allegations but they have now reached the point where the club is severely damaged by them and so are my companies and my family.“I want therefore to take the opportunity to explain — hoping this will be the last time — that the situation concerning my assets is safe and sound and that both the club and my companies are steadily working.”The seven-time European champions struggled early this season despite Li bankrolling a massive 230-million-euro summer spending spree.Vincenzo Montella was sacked in November and replaced by Milan youth team coach and former midfielder Gennaro Gattuso.AC Milan are now seventh in Serie A — 25 points behind leaders Napoli — but just off the first Europa League spot.“We all keep supporting coach Rino Gattuso. We will do everything we can to bring the club back to the top,” Li insisted.“We are convinced we can reach new heights and reward all the AC Milan fans throughout the world.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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WATCH! Why Arsenal and Spurs are chasing Bundesliga hitman

first_imgArsenal and Tottenham are reportedly ready to battle it out for the signature of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The Gabon international caught the eye after starring for Borussia Dortmund last season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions.Check out some of his best moments for Dortmund in the video above and let us know whether you’d welcome the 26-year-old to your club…last_img

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Norwich winger Elliott Bennett joins Bristol City on loan

first_imgNorwich City have allowed winger Elliott Bennett to join Championship side Bristol City on loan.Bennett joined Norwich from Brighton in 2011 but has struggled to nail down a first-team spot and had a spell on loan back with the Seagulls last season.The 26-year-old has been a peripheral figure in Alex Neil’s squad this season and has made just two appearances so far – both in the Capital One Cup.But he has been given the chance to play more regular first-team football during a loan at Ashton Gate.Bennett could make his debut for the Robins in next Friday’s Championship clash with Nottingham Forest, and will remain with the club until January 3.Bristol City are currently bottom of the Championship with just one win from their opening ten games. Norwich winger Elliott Bennett 1last_img read more

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Officials to combat fruit flies in Rancho Palos Verdes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.According to state officials, four wild female Medflies were detected at two locations in the Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills areas. Tomorrow’s eradication efforts — using the insecticide Naturalyte — will begin in a 200- meter radius surrounding each detection site. Both Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills are already part of a “preventive release program,” under which millions of sterile Medflies are released each week over various spots in the Los Angeles area. According to state officials, the state saw an average of 7.5 Medfly infestations each year from 1987 to 1994. Since the release program began in 1996, there have been just seven infestations in California, but three of the seven have been this year. The last Medfly infestation in Los Angeles County was in 2001 in Hyde Park. RANCHO PALOS VERDES – Eradication efforts are expected to begin today to combat a Mediterranean fruit fly infestation in Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills — the first such infestation in Los Angeles County since 2001. The eradication effort will begin with ground treatments, followed tomorrow by the aerial release of 250,000 sterile male Medflies for every square mile in the affected 12.86-square-mile area, according to the state Department of Food and Agriculture. In the meantime, state officials said they anticipate imposing a quarantine, urging people not to remove any fruits and vegetables from the area. Mediterranean fruit flies can infest more than 260 types of fruits and vegetables. State officials estimate that a permanent infestation could result in annual losses of $1.3 billion to $1.8 billion. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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TRACTOR RUN IN MEMORY OF DONEGAL TEENAGER KILLED IN TRAGIC CAR ACCIDENT

first_imgFEATURES: A Tractor run and Charity Auction Presentation night has been organised to celebrate the memory of Shane Brolly – who tragically lost his life in a road traffic accident.Shane Brolly who tragically lost his life in June 2013.Shane tragically lost his life when the car he was a passenger in crashed on the Glenfin Road, just outside Ballybofey in June, 2013. However, friends and family of the popular teenager have organised a number of events and initiatives over the years in memory of his life.They organised a sky dive in 2013 – and last year held a hugely successful tractor run with ALL proceeds going to the wonderful service provided by the Donegal to Galway cancer bus service.This year organisers have gone one better, they’ve retained the tractor run, but they’ve also arranged a charity auction presentation night with music by The Whistlin’ Donkeys!The event takes place on Sunday, October 25th at The Villa Rose Hotel. Tickets are €10 and ALL money raised on the night will go to the Donegal to Galway cancer bus service. TRACTOR RUN IN MEMORY OF DONEGAL TEENAGER KILLED IN TRAGIC CAR ACCIDENT was last modified: October 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesmemorialnewsNoticesShane Brollylast_img read more

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IN MEMORY OF MARTINA: PICTURES FROM THE ARDARA CHARITY 10K

first_imgLive for today. Love for today. Laugh louder today than yesterday.Those are the words of beautiful Tina Maguire before she passed away in January.Here are some pictures from her day in Ardara (thanks John Burke) on Saturday as more than a thousand people went out to raise money so that others fighting cancer can have some comfort. Thank You.   IN MEMORY OF MARTINA: PICTURES FROM THE ARDARA CHARITY 10K was last modified: April 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IN MEMORY OF MARTINA: PICTURES FROM THE ARDARA CHARITY 10Klast_img read more

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