Madrid & Barca January transfer news LIVE

first_imgTransfers Real Madrid & Barcelona January transfer news LIVE: Harry Kane sets Real Madrid demands Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:20 1/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Barcelona Real Madrid Primera División Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blancos and Blaugrana as the January transfer window heats up Harry Kane sets Real Madrid demandsHarry Kane has conditions that must be met if Real Madrid are to have any hope of signing him, Diario Gol reports.The Spanish outlet claims Kane would prefer to work under Mauricio Pochettino rather than Zinedine Zidane, with the latter looking likely to be replaced in the summer.Signing Pochettino would go a long way to getting Kane on board, but it is said that the England striker has no desire to work alongside Karim Benzema or Cristiano Ronaldo and would ask that the Spanish capital club sell those players on before his arrival. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Messi urges Barca to sign AsensioMarco Asensio Real MadridBarcelona star Lionel Messi has urged his club’s board to consider a move for Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio, according to Don Balon . The 22-year-old is considered one of Spain’s biggest hopes for the future, but his lack of game time at the Bernabeu has Messi convinced that Barca can swoop in and steal him away from their great rivals. Messi has another motive too: revenge. The Argentine is reportedly upset with Madrid’s pursuit of PSG star Neymar, who just left Barca last summer and is still close with Messi. Barca face Ruiz competitionFabian Ruiz, Real Betis vs Barcelona, 17/18Inter Milan are hoping to beat Barcelona to the signing of Real Betis midfielder Fabian Ruiz, claims Calciomercato.com.Reports had suggested Barca have already agreed a deal to sign Ruiz, who has a €15 million release clause in his contract.But with Betis hoping to raise that figure to €30m, Inter are aiming to step in and pip Barcelona as well as Serie A rivals Napoli and Roma to the capture of the 21-year-old.Barca close in on ArthurArthur Melo GremioBarcelona are closing in on a deal to sign Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo, according to  Marca .The Blaugrana have already brought in Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina during the January transfer window, but Ernesto Valverde is keen to bring in Arthur before the end of the month.Ronaldo considers Chelsea moveCristiano Ronaldo Real MadridReal Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is weighing up a move to Chelsea this summer, according to  The Sun .Ronaldo is keen to leave Santiago Bernabeu after this season, with the Premier League his preferred destination.Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United, however, has ruled out a return to Old Trafford.Chelsea, though, are keen to take advantage and bring the Portugal captain to Stamford Bridge.Man City plot £150m Hazard moveEden Hazard ChelseaManchester City are ready to launch an astonishing £150 million bid for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, according to the Sunday Mirror .Hazard is currently in a contract deadlock with the Blues, and if that still stands in the summer City will look to rival Real Madrid for the Belgian’s signature.Though City refused to pay big money for Alexis Sanchez before he joined Manchester United, they believe Hazard represents greater value, and Pep Guardiola is willing to sanction a move.Pochettino, when asked about the possibility of a move earlier this week, refused to rule out the idea, and Real may test Spurs’ resolve in the coming months.Real, Barca & City tracking SkriniarMilan Skriniar InterReal Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City are all interested in signing Inter defender Milan Skriniar, according to Gazzetta dello Sport .Skriniar, 22, joined Inter from Sampdoria last summer and has excelled in his debut season at San Siro, leading to reported interest from three of Europe’s powerhouses.Real Madrid line up Pochettino approachMauricio Pochettino Zinedine Zidane Tottenham Real MadridReal Madrid are lining up an approach for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to replace Zinedine Zidane, reports the Daily Mirror .The Argentine masterminded Spurs’ 3-1 victory over Real earlier this season, as well as a gutsy 1-1 draw in the Bernabeu, and Real have been impressed by the club’s performances in Europe.Neymar happy at PSG Neymar PSG Montpellier Ligue 1 27012018Neymar claims he’s happy at Paris Saint-Germain amid mounting speculation that the Brazilian could be headed for Real Madrid this summer. “I’m happy with my team-mates and I’m happy at PSG,” he told reporters. “I have good games and numbers, and came here to make history and do my best.”Read his full quotes here. Ronaldo reveals future plansCristiano RonaldoCristiano Ronaldo has revealed he has no plans to leave Real Madrid amid talk of transfer interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.Real’s struggles in 2017-18 have highlighted the need for a freshening up of the ranks, with it suggested that Ronaldo could be a victim of that process.But Ronaldo has pledged his future to the Blancos – read the full quotes right here on Goal! Messi: Barca balanced without NeymarNeymar PSG Montpellier Ligue 1 27012018Is it possible that the loss of Neymar actually helped Barcelona improve? Lionel Messi seems to think so. Barca lost Neymar in the off-season after French giants Paris Saint-Germain sensationally activated his €222million release clause in August.But the five-time Ballon d’Or winner said Barca – unbeaten and 11 points clear atop the table – are better without the Brazil star.See his reasoning right here.  Neymar to Real ‘possible’ – RobinhoNeymar Paris Saint-GermainNeymar leaving Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid is “a possibility”, according to fellow Brazilian and former Blancos star Robinho.Amid mounting speculation suggesting that a man who was involved in a €222 million deal last summer could be about to make another big-money switch, Goal recently revealed that PSG have vowed to open the exit door if Champions League glory is secured in 2018 .Robinho is the latest to have his say on the potential transfer – read the full story right here on Goal! Real Madrid plot £500m summer raidEden Hazard ChelseaReal Madrid are planning an astonishing £500 million summer raid on the Premier League, according to the Daily Mail . The Spanish club have their eyes on two main attacking targets, each of whom would draw a world-record £200m fee: Chelsea’s Eden Hazard and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.  In addition, the Blancos would also shell out £100m for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.last_img read more

Willian: Jose is my friend but I am at Chelsea

first_imgWillian Willian: Jose is my friend but I am at Chelsea Nizaar Kinsella Click here to see more stories from this author Chelsea correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 20:00 2/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Willian, Jose Mourinho Getty Images Willian Chelsea Manchester United v Chelsea Premier League Chelsea v Barcelona Manchester United Barcelona UEFA Champions League The Brazilian is ready for a reunion with his old manager and is hoping for another positive performance against Manchester United Willian is looking forward to a reunion with his “friend” Jose Mourinho when Chelsea head to Manchester United on Sunday.Mourinho signed Willian for Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in August 2013 and the Brazilian attacker has repeatedly been linked with a move to Old Trafford to rejoin his old boss.AdChoices广告But, ahead of the weekend’s Premier League clash at United, Willian is only focusing on the game as the two clubs battle for Champions League qualification. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “He is my friend. I had a great time with him, but I am at Chelsea and he is now at Manchester United,” said Willian.Chelsea head into the game on the back of drawing 1-1 at home to Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, which saw Antonio Conte’s side produce a disciplined tactical performance.With trips to Premier League leaders Manchester City and the return in Barcelona the next away fixtures after the United game, the attacker is looking for similar displays from Chelsea.He added: “They are difficult games. It is totally different to play in the Premier League to the Champions League. I think we can stay at this level and we can go to Old Trafford on Sunday and play another great game.”We have to play in a similar way. Against Manchester United, I think we can do a great job.“Against Manchester City, it will be like the game against Barcelona – they like to have the ball. We have to stay compact and use the same plan as we used against Barcelona. We can win these games. We will go there to try to win.”After firing Chelsea in front against Barcelona, having struck the post twice in the first half, Willian pointed to the sky in celebration, and he revealed that he had his family on his mind before his team-mates rushed over. Willian Chelsea BarcelonaThe 29-year-old took compassionate leave from Chelsea last season after losing his his mother, Dona Zeze, to cancer and he appeared emotional after scoring against Barca.”To score a goal in a match like that you feel a lot of emotion, it’s normal,” he said. “I was thinking about my family, the people that stay with me all of the time and support me. Of course, it was a good moment and I was really happy at this moment, but I have to continue.”I almost had three against Barcelona and I almost had three against Hull City.”Lionel Messi equalised after an Andreas Christensen mistake later in the match but Chelsea came away feeling that they put in a near perfect performance against the Spanish league leaders.For the return leg at Camp Nou, Willian hopes Chelsea can emulate the display they produced against Atletico Madrid in the group stage, when they became  the first away team to win at the newly built Wanda Metropolitano stadium in September.He continued: “Of course, it was a great game, we played very well, we had a plan to come into this game. We were unlucky because we made a mistake and then we suffered an away goal but I think the result is still open. “We can try to go there and win the game. It will be a completely different game, to play there is different. But if we go with the same mentality as we did against Atletico, we can go there with great spirit and win the game.”last_img read more

Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability

first_imgPosted on November 19, 2010November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)In September in Geneva, experts in human rights and maternal health gathered to discuss “good practices regarding maternal death audits, the role of national human rights institutions, and the contribution of judicial procedures.” Participants included staff from Human Rights Watch, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Amnesty International and OHCHR, among others.The presentations from the roundtable and the meeting report can be found online through the International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

NSWTA State Cup – Refs Wrap

first_imgAn amazing 190 referees attended the NSWTA State Cup with individuals coming from far and wide including Kalgoorlie, Queensland and even one from England.With 180 team in attendance, the referees had their work cut out for them with multiple appointments on each day.Adam Foley was judged the number one referee of the tournament with Mick Medlin and David Baggio also being appointed to the Men’s Open final.At the NSWTA Referees Dinner, Level Three and Level Four upgrades were given while refereeing identity Gary Brickell was awarded 25 year service award. This follows Gary being awarded the Rod Wise Medal as the 2008 NSWTA Volunteer of the Year.Further results can be found from the NSWTA State Cup website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=856&pID=14last_img read more

Australia send Williams and Addison out winners

first_imgAlthough Australia had already won the series, they were determined to send out Australian stalwarts Sharyn Williams and Rachel Addison out on the right note.The two led the Women’s Open team out onto the field for their final appearance in Australian colours.Louise Winchester got Australia off to a great start with the opening touchdown and Stacey Lapham followed shortly afterwards.Conal Grant scored in the corner after lightning quick hands gave her some space down the right flank. Robyna Hokai scored shortly after finding space in the in-goal after a scoop to make it two apiece.Kristy Judd threw a long ball to the retiring Rachel Addison who managed to sneak in between two New Zealand defenders.Kelly Woods rang the ball to the line with Bo De La Cruz running a great line and Louise Winchester squeezed in for her second touchdown of the half and a 5-2 half-time.New Zealand needed to score first to remain in the game and they did so through Lillian Pompey.Stacey Lapham scored her second but New Zealand scored the next three touchdowns to Level the scores with Carla Hohepa scoring first and Janelle Cavanagh scoring two of her own. Momentum was now with the Kiwis for the first time in the series. Australia showed their class with Kelly McGennity scoring to regain the lead. Robyna Hokai was splits seconds from tying it up again but Australia rallied in defence.Bo De La Cruz scored a runaway touchdown to finish on a high in what completed a convincing series win for the Aussies. They also sent out Williams and Addison in deserving fashion.It was a class performance for the Aussies who showed great professionalism throughout. Kelly Woods was outstanding throughout the series but had a support cast of many with De La Cruz, Louise Winchester and Kristy Judd continue the high standard they set themselves.last_img read more

Australia Wins Women’s Open Division

first_imgAustralia has taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the Women’s Open division, with an 8-4 win sealing the series on day two of the Open’s fixtures at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series. Women’s OpenAustralia continued its dominance of Women’s Touch with a convincing 8-4 win over New Zealand in Game 2 of the Trans Tasman Test Series. The result gives Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead with the home team playing for pride tomorrow.As with yesterday’s match there was little separating the teams in the opening exchanges; each scored a touchdown early on and then neither side’s defence was able to be cracked. The Touch Blacks Kristina Sue was dangerous with the ball in hand while Australia Kirsty Quince was creating well for Australia.The decisive moments of the half both came from Mel Peters who crossed for back-to-back touchdowns in the closing stages of the half. Her anticipation and timing was excellent and Australia went into the break with their tales up.New Zealand responded strongly in the opening stages of the second half and reaped rewards when Sue sliced through and found Tyla Nathan-Wong who made no mistake in scoring. At 3-2 in Australia’s favour it was anyone’s game.‘Anyone’ in this case was Mel Peters who scored her third Touchdown and gave the Aussies a buffer. New Zealand though are up to the task and peppered away at the line; Hollie Gray scored out wide to reduce the margin and keep in the kiwis in touch.As she did in Mudgee a year ago, when it matter most their captain Louise Winchester was there when it mattered most. She scored a touchdown and had a hand in another as Australia managed to pull away as the half ended.New Zealand never gave up but Australia has their number this time and ran out 8-4 winners.  Mixed OpenThe New Zealand Mixed Open team won its first title against Australia since the 2007 World Cup, claiming the second game of the 2013 series and subsequently the division. After a two touchdown win in game one, New Zealand went on an attacking array in game two, winning by six touchdowns, 12-6. Australia was the first team to score, when Cameron Nicholls scored in the first minute after being set up by Trent Touma. Touchdowns to Tiwi Davies and Hamish Buick saw New Zealand gave New Zealand the lead before Elin Mortimer levelled up the game at 2-all for Australia. The rest of the half was dominated by New Zealand, with three touchdowns scored, including a touchdown set up with some brilliant footwork from Phoenix Hunapo, to take a 5-2 lead into the half-time break. New Zealand picked up where they left off in the second half, scoring the first touchdown of the half in the opening set, before Australia’s Kristy Brennan hit back only for Hunapo to score and take a 7-3 lead for New Zealand. Australia’s Mortimer was sent for a period of time shortly after, and New Zealand were quick to make the most of the opportunity, with Jordan Rogers Rhind scoring to take a 9-3 lead. At one stage n the match New Zealand held an eight touchdown advantage before Australia started closing the gap.  Australia outscored New Zealand in the closing stages of the match, scoring three touchdowns to New Zealand’s two, but it was too little too late for the Aussies, with New Zealand ecstatic to win the game and subsequently the Mixed Open title. Men’s OpenThe New Zealand Men’s Open team created history on day five of the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, winning their first ever Men’s Open series with their 5-4 win in game two. New Zealand was on the scoreboard early, when Henry Dunn dived over to score to give his side a 1-0 lead. Australia hit back just prior to the midway mark of the half when a fantastic Dylan Hennessey long ball found Matt Prowse on the wing to level the game up at 1-all. Hennessey was in the thick of the action shortly after when he set up Robert Nakhla to take the lead for the first time in the game. It was shortly lived however, with Dunn scoring his second for the half. Captain Mita Graham put his side in the lead again after he was set up by Ed Burrell, to take a one touchdown advantage with six minutes remaining in the half. Hennessey and Prowse combined with three minutes left in the half to level the score up at 3-all and when Nicholas Good scored in the final minute, Australia took a 4-3 lead into the half-time break. A scare went through the New Zealand camp when Dean Williams fell to the ground with a knee injury early in the second half and didn’t return to the field for the rest of the match. The Kiwis refused to give up despite the odds against them and were the first team to score, with seven minutes remaining in the half, when Whitiaua Black scored to level the game up at 4-all. Both teams tried their best in the final minutes of the match to get one up on the other team but it was New Zealand who were able to do so, with Graham scoring his second of the match with three minutes remaining. New Zealand’s defence held strong in the final minutes, stopping everything that Australia tried. The celebrations after the full-time siren showed how much this maiden win meant to the side, while Australia no doubt will be looking to start to make amends in game three.Related LinksWomen’s Win TT Titlelast_img read more