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Messi will miss Argentina friendly vs Brazil in October

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendly against Brazil on Oct. 16 in Saudi Arabia. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said on Monday that Messi will not be called for the brief tour. He will also miss the other friendly in Saudi against Iraq on Oct. 11. Scaloni, the interim national coach until January, said Argentina was focusing on blooding younger players. Messi has made no public comments about his decision to be left out of the Argentina squad, which he hasn't played for since the World Cup. Messi was also absent from Argentina's two-match tour of the United States this month......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 25th, 2018Related News

After Russia vote, anti-doping group calls WADA compromised

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, Sergei Tetiukhin carries the flag of Russia during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Anti-Doping Agency.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 23rd, 2018Related News

Amid criticism of theatrics, Klopp defends smart Neymar

Brazil forward Neymar, right, dribbles over El Salvador defender Roberto Dominguez in the second half of a soccer match, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Landover, Md. Brazil won 5-0. (AP Photo/Patrick.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 18th, 2018Related News

Ronaldo off the mark as Juventus remains unbeaten

MILAN, Italy – Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first competitive goals for Juventus on Sunday, September 16, with a second-half double that ensured a 2-1 win over Sassuolo to make it 4 victories from as many Serie A games. But there was controversy in Turin as Juventus winger Douglas Costa was sent ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 17th, 2018Related News

PVL Open Conference: Angels out to spread their wings

Team chemistry will be the biggest advantage of Petro Gazz when the Angels try to spread their wings and achieve greater heights in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference slated to begin on September 22. The Jerry Yee-mentored squad fell short of making it in the Final Four of the Reinforced Conference, finishing fifth in its league debut. Leading the Angels’ campaign are Paneng Mercado, Cherry Nunag, Cai Nepumoceno and new recruit Jessey De Leon.        With experience and good jelling, Petro Gazz is considered as one of the dark horse teams in the eight-squad field and could give popular teams Creamline, Pocari Sweat-Air Force, BanKo as well as collegiate team Ateneo de Manila University a run for their money.   Here’s the full Petro Gazz lineup: Rachel Austero Djanel Cheng Cienne Cruz Jessey De Leon Rica Enclona Mean Mendrez Alyssa Layug Stephanie Mercado Ranya Musa Cai Nepomuceno Marites Pablo Jonah Sabete Chie Saet Cherry Nunag.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 13th, 2018Related News

Neymar gets goal, yellow card for diving as Brazil romps 5-0

Brazil forward Neymar, right, dribbles the ball around El Salvador midfielder Gilberto Baires in the first half of a soccer match, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semans.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 13th, 2018Related News

Brazil’s Lula quits presidential race, Haddad to run instead

CURITIBA: Brazil’s jailed ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva tapped his runningmate Fernando Haddad on Tuesday to replace him on the ballot in next month’s presidential election, bowing out of the race after he was barred from seeking a new term. The switch was approved at a meeting of the Workers Party in the southern [...] The post Brazil’s Lula quits presidential race, Haddad to run instead appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes ManilatimesCategory: Sep 12th, 2018Related News

Neymar gets goal, yellow card for diving as Brazil romps 5-0

By Bobby Bancroft, Associated Press LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Neymar converted a penalty kick for the second straight game, assisted on three goals and was given a yellow card for diving as Brazil routed El Salvador 5-0 on Tuesday night in an exhibition in front of just 28,511. The crowd was less than half the 67,619 who attended the Selecao's previous appearance at FedEx Field, against the U.S. in 2012. Jair Marrufo, one of the American referees at this year's World Cup, gave Neymar the yellow card in the 44th after the forward attempted to dribble past defender Bryan Tamacas. Richarlison got his first two international goals, and Phillipe Coutinho also scored for Brazil. Neymar converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute after Richarlison was taken down. With 59 goals in 92 international appearances, he is third in Brazilian history behind Pele (77) and Ronaldo (62). Neymar dribbled past two defenders in the 16th minute before laying off a pass to Richarlison, who one-timed a shot from the edge of a penalty area in his second international appearance. Neymar hit the crossbar in the 22nd minute, Coutinho scored from Neymar's squaring pass in the 30th minute and Richarlison got his second goal in the 50th when he pounced on a loose ball. Neymar's corner kick in the 90th minute was headed in by Marquinhos......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 12th, 2018Related News

Brazil s Lula quits presidential race, Haddad to run instead

CURITIBA, Brazil – Brazil's jailed ex-leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva tapped his running mate Fernando Haddad on Tuesday, September 11, to replace him on the ballot in next month's presidential election , bowing out of the race after he was barred from seeking a new term . The switch was approved at a meeting of the Workers Party in the southern city of Curitiba ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 12th, 2018Related News

Global emissions cuts could start after 2030

  BANGKOK, Thailand --- Radical emissions reductions needed to slow down a warming planet could take effect by 2031, six years after countries submit their pledges to the United Nations. Government representatives are scrambling to craft options for the rulebook of the Paris Agreement --- the landmark climate treaty that seeks to limit global temperature rise to well below 2C. In a meeting among negotiators on Tuesday, countries such as Brazil and Canada proposed an option to report Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2025, and communicate again by 2030 to begin the implementation by 2031. NDCs provide an overview of the greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions cuts and ...Keep on reading: Global emissions cuts could start after 2030.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 6th, 2018Related News

Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals

Two years ago, the Islamic State group offered two successful Iraqi weightlifters a choice -- either they compete in the Rio Paralympics, or stay in Mosul, then controlled by the jihadists. An easy way to escape the group's two-year occupation of Iraq's second city, one might think. But there was a big catch. "IS wanted us to hoist their flag instead of the Iraqi national flag in international competitions," says Faris al-Ajeeli, referring to himself and fellow weightlifter Thaer al-Ali. Going to Rio and disobeying IS would have left their families back in Mosul at risk of reprisals. So "we couldn't go to Brazil", says Ajeeli, who had come away from London 2012 with a ...Keep on reading: Free from jihadist grip, Iraqi weightlifters target medals.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 6th, 2018Related News

Researchers hope some objects survived Brazil museum fire

(Museu Nacional Brasil via AP). This combination of two undated handout photos provided by Brazil's National Museum shows the skull of Luzia Woman, left, and a reconstruction of Luzia, right,.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 5th, 2018Related News

New Order set to play one UK show before Latin America tour

New Order will play only one United Kingdom show in 2018 before heading across the Atlantic to tour Latin America. The post-punk synth-pop group will play London's Alexandra Palace on Nov. 9. The British band, whose members originally came together as cult favorites Joy Division, is nearing its 40th anniversary. In 2015, the three remaining original members were joined by new bassist Tom Chapman and multi-instrumentalist Phil Cunningham for "Music Complete". The band will play the Music Tastes Good Festival on Sept. 29 in California, before embarking on a fall tour of Latin America, including shows in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. The U.K. show was announced by ...Keep on reading: New Order set to play one UK show before Latin America tour.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 4th, 2018Related News

Trillanes amnesty, Duterte boycott in Israel, Brazil fire | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: President Rodrigo Duterte revokes the 2010 amnesty grant to opposition senator Sonny Trillanes 'effective immediately.' An Israeli company turns down an invitation to attend a business forum with President Rodrigo Duterte to protest his visit to Israel. Brazil mourns the loss of the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

Lula appeals to UN in desperate bid to gain access to election

CURITIBA, Brazil – Leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will appeal his barring from October's elections to the United Nations and Brazil's Supreme Court, the man set to replace him on the ballot said Monday, September 4. The appeal will be accompanied by a request to suspend Friday's decision by the Superior Electoral Court ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsSep 4th, 2018Related News

Former Brazil great Ronaldo takes over Spanish club

By TALES AZZONI,  AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP) — Former Brazil great Ronaldo took over Monday as the majority stakeholder in recently promoted Spanish club Valladolid, saying he is bringing his soccer expertise to help the team succeed. Ronaldo now owns 51 percent of the shares of the club. He will preside over the board of directors while Carlos Suarez will remain club president, a job he held before Ronaldo's arrival. "I'm really excited," Ronaldo said at Valladolid's city hall. "My entire life has been about football and this is another great challenge for me, a very big one." The former Brazil striker said "transparency" and "competitiveness" will be part of the basis of his management. Financial details were not immediately available, but local media said the operation was worth about 30 million euros ($35 million). "I'll try to put all my soccer knowledge at the players' disposal and will try to manage the club efficiently," he said. "I want the club and the city to grow." Valladolid, which is based in a city of about 300,000 people, is playing in Spain's top division for the 41st time in its 90-year history. It last played in the top league in 2013-14. Suarez said the deal with Ronaldo will "put Valladolid on the map." "This is an important step for the growth of the club," the club president said. Ronaldo, who played at Barcelona and Real Madrid during his career, won World Cups with Brazil in 1994 and 2002. He became a successful businessman after retiring, owning companies and managing players. He said he will be fully committed to his new project. "What do you think? That I'll buy a club and then go on vacation?" Ronaldo said. "There's a lot of work to do, you have to stay close. I'll be as committed as possible, but there is a management team in place and I'm very happy with it." He said there's a lot to handle after "hasty" negotiations to finalize the club's take over. Ronaldo and the club were in talks during the offseason and the agreement reportedly wasn't completed until last week. "Little by little we will plan everything so this club can aspire to great things and grow as much as possible," he said. "This city and this club have a lot of potential." Valladolid opened with a 0-0 draw at Girona, lost to defending champion Barcelona 1-0 and drew 0-0 at Getafe. It's next game is against Alaves. "From now on we will focus on planning for the future, prioritizing the team," Ronaldo said. "It's crucial that we keep gaining points so we can remain in the top.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsSep 4th, 2018Related News

Brazilians mourn museum destroyed in fire

    RIO DE JANEIRO --- Smoke was still rising from the burned-out hulk of Brazil's National Museum after a large fire broke out.   Museum director Alexander Kellner said Monday that part of the collection was destroyed Sunday night, but that it was not possible yet to detail what was lost.   The museum had a collection of 20 million items, including Egyptian and Greco-Roman artifacts and the oldest human skull found in the Western hemisphere. It was once the home of the Portuguese royal family.   The building was still standing, but much of it appeared to have been gutted. A few hundred people crowded at the gates of the site, some in ...Keep on reading: Brazilians mourn museum destroyed in fire.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Sep 3rd, 2018Related News

Massive fire tears through Rio’s 200-year old National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO — A massive fire raced through Brazil‘s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, probably destroying its collection of more than 20 million items, ranging from archeological finds to historical memorabilia. The destruction of the building, once a palace for emperors that had fallen into disrepair, was an “incalculable loss for Brazil,” President Michel Temer […].....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Firefighters battle massive blaze to save relics at 200-year-old Rio museum

Rio de Janeiro -- A huge fire engulfed Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, lighting up the night sky with towering flames as firefighters and museum workers raced to save.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News

Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum

RIO DE JANEIRO: A massive fire on Sunday ripped through Rio de Janeiro’s treasured National Museum, one of Brazil’s oldest, in what the nation’s president said was a “tragic” loss of knowledge and heritage. The majestic edifice stood engulfed in flames as plumes of smoke shot into the night sky, while some 20 fire brigades [...] The post Raging fire tears through prized Rio museum appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsSep 3rd, 2018Related News