‘Overweight’ Tevez symbol of Chinese largesse

first_imgBut just eight months later the 33-year-old has become a symbol of Chinese clubs’ largesse that the Beijing government hopes will never be repeated.Chinese fans and media have an unflattering nickname for Tevez, “Very Homesick Boy”, a play on how his name is pronounced in Chinese and a nod to problems he has had throughout his career settling anywhere.Tevez, who reportedly pockets about $850,000 a week, has never stuck around for long at any club during a career that started at Boca Juniors in Argentina and took him to Brazil, England, Italy and back to Boca, before his surprise move to China in January.Nobody expected him to stay long term in Shanghai.Shanghai Shenhua’s Carlos Tevez is challenged by Shanghai SIPG’s 60 million euro signing Oscar (left) in the city’s fierce derby at the weekend. SIPG won 6-1 © AFP / CHANDAN KHANNABut even his knockers are surprised at how quickly his Chinese adventure has unravelled and how poorly he has done on the pitch during a season dogged by injury and indifferent form.New Shenhua coach Wu Jingui last week accused Tevez of being too overweight to play, then two days later said he had shown a better attitude and was doing extra training of his own will.“With his current attitude we will see a different Tevez,” Wu said.When Tevez was brought on by Wu for the second half of Saturday’s derby at Shanghai SIPG the Argentine was met with a muted reception from the travelling Shenhua fans, though a few booed.Shenhua were soon 3-0 down and although Tevez scored his third Chinese Super League (CSL) goal, they were hammered 6-1.– Exit looming –Given his travails, fans had been fully expecting Tevez to leave when the season ends in November.Now it would surprise nobody if Shenhua — struggling in the bottom quarter of the league — decided to cut their losses and let him go home before that.Tevez, a former Argentina international whose past clubs include Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus, has made few public comments.Shenhua, where former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gus Poyet quit as manager last week, gave Tevez permission in August to return to Argentina, purportedly for treatment on a leg-muscle injury.Many did not expect him to come back to China, and few cared if he did.But while in Argentina he was quoted as saying that a return to Boca would be “very difficult”.“The Chinese are not stupid,” Tevez reportedly said.– Short honeymoon –The honeymoon period in Shanghai lasted only three months.In April, Shenhua fans hit out at Tevez when he was spotted at Shanghai Disneyland while his team were playing.The player countered that he was injured and was entitled to spend time with his family.A month later Poyet gave an insight into Tevez’s struggles to settle in Shanghai, China’s most cosmopolitan city.“The language is complicated, but with the food there are people who suffer a little more and that happened to Tevez,” Poyet told Argentina’s La Nacion newspaper.“At the beginning he ate almost nothing.“We had a barbecue with (Shenhua players Fredy) Guarin and (Giovanni) Moreno and we had to remove the Chinese food.”Shenhua coach Wu is hopeful Tevez will belatedly come good to rescue a team that has lost five CSL matches on the trot and is in crisis.Carlos Tevez leaves the pitch after his Shenhua side lost 6-1 in the Shanghai derby to SIPG at the weekend © AFP / CHANDAN KHANNA“His experience and level is not in doubt, it’s not like he needs to prove himself in the CSL,” Wu said.“In some ways he had some adaptation problems since he came here, but you can see that his arrival has brought more attention to Shenhua.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Shanghai Shenhua’s Carlos Tevez looks on from the bench during the 6-1 derby defeat at Shanghai SIPG at the weekend © AFP / CHANDAN KHANNASHANGHAI, China, Sep 18 – When Carlos Tevez emerged in airport arrivals in Shanghai he had a bunch of flowers thrust into his hands and his signing was heralded as a coup for Chinese football.A blue Shanghai Shenhua scarf was thrown around his neck and hundreds of fans mobbed the Argentine forward, who had just sealed a transfer deal making him at that moment the best-paid footballer on the planet.last_img read more

Lisbon in shock after horrific gang attack

first_img0Shares0000Sporting Lisbon’s Dutch international Bas Dost needed stitches to his neck after the attack © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSLISBON, Portugal, May 16 – A shocked Sporting Lisbon will play in Sunday’s Portuguese Cup final despite a horrific ordeal that saw a 50-strong gang of masked and hooded men brutally attack players and officials at training.Wearing t-shirts bearing the club’s emblem the mob invaded Sporting’s training ground on Tuesday and went on the rampage, terrorising players and personnel and vandalising dressing rooms. Dutch international Bas Dost, Sporting’s top scorer this season, required stitches to his neck. A photograph of his bloodied face appeared on social media.“It was a distressing situation and we are all shocked,” the striker, with 27 league goals to his name this season, told Dutch news website Algemeen Dagblad.“This is a drama for everyone, I am empty,” the 28-year-old added to Portuguese website Ojogo.He had scored in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Maritimo Funchal which left Sporting in third and missing out on Champions League football next season.Argentina international Marcos Acuna and Croatia’s Josip Misic were also assaulted in the raid on Sporting’s Alcochete training base in the Lisbon suburbs.The team met their players’ union on Wednesday to discuss how to react and whether to pull out of Sunday’s Cup final against Desportivo das Aves.A team statement later confirmed that despite their frightening ordeal they would face Aves in four days’ time.– ‘Intolerable’ –“We are not in a physical or psychological condition to resume normal training immediately,” the players said.“But because the Cup final is a celebration of Portuguese football, and also out of respect to our club, we will play in the final.”According to the players’ union, some players are set to quit the club after this closing game of the season.Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has expressed his “concern” over Sporting Lisbon attack © AFP / JOSE MANUEL RIBEIROThe horrific incident left Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa “worried by the image this projects of Portugal to the world”.He added: “I’m concerned as Portugal is a power in professional football, and I’m worried about the seriousness of what’s happened.”Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said “this increase in violence is intolerable”.“It’s clear from now on that we have to beef up measures and set up a national body against violence in sport,” he added on a trip to Bulgaria.Portuguese police have made 23 arrests, according to the government.Several hundred Sporting fans made their way to the team’s Alvalade stadium on Tuesday night to lend their support to their stricken team’s players and management.Supporters group ‘Juventude Leonina’ condemned the attack on social media.“The Juventude Leonina numbers more than 7,000 fans. It deeply regrets what happened and disassociates itself from these events.”Sporting issued a statement of their own, decrying what it termed “acts of vandalism and the attacks on (our) athletes, coaches and professional staff.”The Portuguese Primeira Liga said: “The perpetrators of these incidents are not fans of football, they are criminals.”Further support came from Iker Casillas, FC Porto’s veteran Spanish goalkeeper who used Twitter to voice his “solidarity with my colleagues at Sporting”.He called for the end of “violence in sport”.Tuesday’s drama follows last month’s war of words between players and the club’s president who had threatened to suspend almost all of the “spoilt brats” in the first team.Bruno de Carvalho launched a rant on social media following Sporting’s 2-0 Europa League quarter-final first leg loss to Atletico Madrid.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

College offering classes with focus on holidays

first_imgWHITTIER – For those who may have always wanted to learn but never had the opportunity, Rio Hondo College is offering classes to help people get into the spirit of the season with some new holiday hobbies. As the season’s focus now shifts from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the college will offer a community services class at Merrill Gardens to teach participants how to make their own personalized Christmas ornaments. Participants will learn the basics of coloring/painting glass ornaments, and each student will make two to four ornaments that they will be able to keep for themselves, officials said. The class takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 7 at Merrill Gardens, 13250 Philadelphia St. The fee is $39, with a $10 materials fee paid directly to teacher Rose Anna Hines. By taking one of these community services classes, Rio Hondo College President Ted Martinez Jr. says students “can explore their own interests, from ornament-making to algebra.” Plus, Martinez said, he believes the hilltop college’s offerings give students “a true sense of community and opportunities to grow both academically and personally.” And as the end of the year approaches, officials are reminding residents that Rio Hondo offers a state-approved traffic school course from 8 a.m. to 4p.m. on the first Saturday of every month on campus, 3600 Workman Mill Road. Pre-registration for traffic school is $35, and same-day registration is $45. For more information on the classes, call (562) 692-0921 or visit www.riohondo.edu tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“Several students find that after participating in these classes, they want to take their education to the next level and start taking academic classes,” said Angela Acosta- Salazar, Rio Hondo College board vice president. “Either way, these classes make learning both convenient and fun,” she said. Next up is “A Taste of Mexico,” in which students will learn how to make tamales from professional chef Omar Villanueva at a local restaurant. For $55, residents will learn how to make tamales, a traditional Mexican food consisting of corn dough filled with shredded beef that is wrapped in corn husks and steamed for several hours. The class will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at El Camino Mexican Grill, 5331 Workman Mill Road. last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Cooks required for the famous Baskins Cafe

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known cafes is seeking cooks.Baskin’s Cafe is a small and busy cafe located in the heart of Dunkineely, Co. Donegal.Job Position: Kitchen Cook The successful candidates must have a minimum of 2 years experience as a cook and must have a good knowledge of H.A.C.C.P.Candidates must be able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere. They must be hardworking and trustworthy and willing to work flexible hours.If you are interested in this position, please email baskins.cafe@outlook.com or contact Frances Baskin on 07497 37340.Job Vacancy: Cooks required for the famous Baskins Cafe was last modified: October 17th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Baskins Cafechefcookculinary jobsJob Vacancylast_img read more

After ZERO appearances in six years, forgotten Arsenal man moves on

first_img Wellington Silva in action for Bolton Arsenal flop Wellington Silva has finally sealed a permanent switch away from the club after six years of loan spells.The Brazilian was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2010 but never did enough to make the step-up to the first team and has rejoined his former club Fluminense.Wellington had loan stints at six different clubs during his time as an Arsenal player, including Bolton Wanderers last season, and has also featured for Brazil Under-21s.And now he is ready to kick-start his senior career at the club where it all began for him.“I want to thank Fluminense for this opportunity and that I could come back after so long away,” he told the club’s official website.“I am eager to start. I am very nervous, really like it is the first time.” 1last_img read more

DONEGAL HEROIN DRUG DEALER JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS

first_imgLetterkenny Garda chiefs are delighted that Gerard Colhoun is now ‘out of the loop’GARDAI in Donegal are jubilant after a cog in a drug gang was jailed over a €20,000 heroin bust three years ago.Evil ‘smack’ pusher Gerard Colhoun was this evening starting a five year sentence behind bars for trying to bring the lethal drug into Donegal. But the plot to flood Letterkenny and other areas within the county with herion was smashed during a Garda intelligence-led drug operation.Today, Colhoun, from Munitirtinney, Raphoe stood in the dock of Cavan Circuit Court when Judge John O’Hagan handed him down a 60 month jail term for possession of the killer drug with intent to supply.Colhoun came to the attention of Gardai following a tip-off about his role in the supply and and sale of herion in both Letterkenny and greater Donegal areas.As a result, the Letterkenny drugs unit set up a covert surveillance operation in 2010 to discreetly monitor his activities and where he was buying his drugs from.They soon discovered he was making regular trips outside the county to Cavan.And on the day of April, 22, 2010, the drugs unit pounced on Colhoun as he coming back  from Cavan to Donegal.His vehicle was intercepted and onboard Letterkenny drug unit officers found him to be in possession of heroin with a street value of €19,000.This evening Gardai in Letterkenny were delighted with Colhoun’s five year sentence.A spokesperson said: “It is significant that he has been taken out of the loop.“The sentence passed today is a clear message to anyone involved in the supply of drugs that if you are caught you will go to prison and you will lose your liberty for a substantial period of time.”DONEGAL HEROIN DRUG DEALER JAILED FOR FIVE YEARS was last modified: June 5th, 2013 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:CAVAN CIRCUIT COURTDONEGAL HEROION DRUG DEALER JAILED FOR FIVE YEARSGERARD COLHOUNJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Gardailast_img read more

NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE – HOSPITAL MAY HAVE FIGHT ON ITS HANDS TO BAN SMOKERS

first_imgLetterkenny General Hospital may have a fight on its hands to introduce its smoking-free status.As of next month the hospital will ban ALL smoking in the grounds of the medical facility.At present there are two smoking areas at the hospital – at the front entrance of the hospital and another beside the Accident and Emergency. Smokers can by law use these areas to enjoy a cigarette.However that will stop in the coming weeks when both of these facilities are removed.Smokers, including patients, who wish to have a cigarette, will then have to go outside the hospital grounds.However some users of electronic cigarettes are up in arms at the move. One patient, who spends long periods of time at the hospital, said he had ben prescribed the electronic cigarettes by the hospital’s smoking cessation officer!“It’s just madness. This is really going too far. I have been told that I cannot even smoke an electronic cigarette.“I know they are trying to push the idea of a non-smoking hospital but I’m hardly doing anybody any harm using an electronic cigarette,” he said NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE – HOSPITAL MAY HAVE FIGHT ON ITS HANDS TO BAN SMOKERS was last modified: August 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Letterkenny General HospitalSMOKINGlast_img read more

MULROY COLLEGE, MILFORD PRIZEGIVING PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgFirst year prize winners at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last with seated from left Nicola McBride, Martin Davis, Parmerica, Ian McGarvey, Donegal Mayor, Jason Black, guest Speaker, Fiona Temple Principal, Eileen McGettigan, Caoimhe Beagley, Tony McCarry, Parents Committtee, Scatha Farrell, BOM and Catherine McHugh, Deputy Principal. Photo Clive Wasson.Third year students who received awards at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last with seated from left Odelle Callaghan, Nicola McBride, Martin Davis, Parmerica, Ian McGarvey, Donegal Mayor, Jason Black, guest Speaker, Fiona Temple,Principal, Eileen McGettigan, Caoimhe Beagley, Tony McCarry, Parents Committtee, Scatha Farrell, BOM, Catherine McHugh, Deputy Principal and Declan Doherty. Photo Clive Wasson.Second year students who received Attendance Awards at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last wit seated from left Fiona Temple Principal, Karen Patton, Martin Davis, Parmerica, Ian McGarvey, Donegal Mayor, Jason Black, guest Speaker, Tony McCarry, Parents Committtee, Scatha Farrell, BOM, Peadar Sullivan and Frank Boyce. Photo Clive Wasson.TRansition year students who received awards at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last Seated from left are Martin Davis, Parmerica, Ian McGarvey, Donegal Mayor, Fiona Temple Principal, Jason Black, guest Speaker, Tony McCarry, Parents Committtee and Scatha Farrell, BOM. Back row Catherine McHugh, Deputy Principal and Aisling McAteer. Photo Clive Wasson.Fifth year studens who recieved awards at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last with seated from left Brendan Meladey, Catherine McHugh, Deputy Principal Martin Davis, Parmerica, Ian McGarvey, Donegal Mayor, Fiona Temple,Principal, Jason Black, guest Speaker, Tony McCarry, Parents Committtee, Scatha Farrell, BOM, Susan McKelvey and Breda McGettigan. Photo Clive Wasson.Orla McGonigle, Best Junior Cert at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last. Photo Clive Wasson.Sixth Year Award winners at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last Anne Marie Doherty, Gillian Marley, Martin Davis, Parmerica, Ian McGarvey, Donegal Mayor, Fiona Temple,Principal, Jason Black, guest Speaker, Tony McCarry, Parents Committtee, Scatha Farrell, BOM, and Catherine Crawford. Back row Year Head, Dympna English and Catherine McHugh, Deputy Principal. Photo Clive Wasson.Winners of the Student of the year awards at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last. Seated from left are Scatha Farrell, Board of Management, Ian McGarvey, Donegal Mayor, Fiona Temple, Principal, Gillian Marley, Student of the Year 6th Year, Jason Black, guest Speaker, Tony McCarry, Parents Committtee and Catherine McHugh, Deputy Principal. Back from left are Ben Harkin, Dylan McBride, Rosa Barrett, Chloe Bradley, Erin Mallon, Aine Greene, Aoife Sweeney and Zoe Greene. Photo Clive Wasson.Gillian Marley, Student of the Year 2014 with Fiona Temple Principal and Bernie Marley at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last. Photo Clive Wasson.Fiona Temple, Principal, Roisin Boyce, Best Leaving Cert, Orla McGonigle, Best Junior Cert and Catherine McHugh, Deputy Principal at the Mulroy College prize giving on Thursday night last. Photo Clive Wasson.MULROY COLLEGE, MILFORD PRIZEGIVING PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: May 19th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalMilfordMulroy Collegeprizegivinglast_img read more

Agency sending earthquake aid

first_imgIslamic Relief USA expects to fly about $1.6 million in emergency medical supplies today from Amsterdam to Islamabad to help victims of the weekend’s devastating earthquake, officials of the charity said Monday. The supplies were being sent as part of a local response to Saturday’s magnitude 7.6 earthquake that left tens of thousands of people dead in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. In the Burbank offices of Islamic Relief USA, workers scrambled to help. By Monday, the group had collected more than $350,000 in cash donations over the Internet and from mosques. They also were working with Operation USA and AmeriCares to deliver the medical supplies. “We’re in emergency-collections mode,” said Islamic Relief spokesman Arif Shaikh. “If people are going to donate, we’re encouraging them to do it right away. The immediate response is what matters most.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In addition to the medical supplies, the group has four trucks delivering food, blankets, and tents in Islamabad, Muzaffarabad and Neelum Valley, Shaikh said. Islamic Relief has already treated some 2,000 survivors, Shaikh said. The local chapter joined those across the country that mobilized to help during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The group called for a total of $10 million in donations worldwide, and hopes to raise $2 million from cities in the United States. “We’ve been here all weekend,” said Sarah Gossage, the vice president of operations for Operation USA, another relief organization. “We’re just now starting to get off the ground.” Jason Kandel, (818) 546-3306 jason.kandel@dailynews.com HOW TO HELP The following charities are raising money to help victims of Saturday’s earthquake along the Pakistan-India border: American Red Cross International Response Fund, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. Call (800) HELP-NOW or see www.redcross.org. Islamic Relief USA, P.O. Box 6098, Burbank 91510. Call (888) 479-4968 or see www.irw.org or www.islamic-relief.com. Operation USA, 8320 Melrose Ave., Suite 200, Los Angeles 90069. Call (800) 678-7255 or visit www.opusa.org. 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

Drake And Iowa State To Meet On The Gridiron Saturday

first_img Live Stats Tickets Story Links Streaming Print Friendly Version The Drake University football team and Iowa State renew a series that dates back more than a century when the Bulldogs and Cyclones meet at Jack Trice Stadium Dec. 1. Kickoff at MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium is set for 11 a.m. in what will be the first meeting between the two programs since 1985.The Cyclones will be Drake’s 11th opponent of the season after both teams’ Sept. 1 season openers were canceled due to severe weather.Drake and Iowa State have not met since 1985 with the Bulldogs’ prevailing, 20-17. The Dec. 1 meeting is the 70th between the two programs with Drake owning 17 wins over the Cyclones. Saturday’s game will be Drake’s first contest against an NCAA Division Football Bowl Subdivision program since Sept. 20, 1997  at USF. Drake defeated the Bulls in that game, 23-22.The Bulldogs, a member of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and charter member of the Pioneer Football League, travel to Ames with a 7-3 overall record and a 6-2 mark in the Pioneer Football League to tie for second in the league standings behind league champion San Diego.Drake boasts one of the nation’s top FCS defenses as the Bulldogs rank eighth nationally in scoring defense (18.3 ppg), 13th in total defense (198.3 ypg), sixth in rushing defense (95.1 ypg), eighth in interceptions (16 INT) and seventh in tackles for loss (8.3 TFL/g). Game Notes last_img read more