Neymar, who has 52 goals in 77 games for Brazil, responded well. “I told him I wanted him to feel comfortable in that role,” Tite said, adding that Neymar replied: “‘You can count on me. I’m ready.'” Tite, whose full name is Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, picks France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Portugal as the main World Cup threats from Europe. Tite has talked of training in Europe in the run-up to the World Cup, and he said Argentina coach Edgardo Bauza has told him he has similar plans. Argentina, however, are struggling to qualify with Messi sitting out a four-match international ban imposed by FIFA for insulting a linesman in a qualifier against Chile. “Regardless of this, he (Bauza) has a quality squad,” Tite said. “One of the best in the world.” You can count on me RIO DE JANEIRO (AP): Brazil coach Tite considers Neymar “the best” player in the world in recent months, after the striker spearheaded his country’s early qualification for next year’s World Cup. The 25-year-old Barcelona forward has scored six goals so far in qualifying to help Brazil become the first team to qualify behind hosts Russia, who get an automatic berth. Neymar also inspired Barcelona to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League, scoring twice and setting up another in a 6-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain. This came after Barcelona lost the first leg 4-0 and was counted out by most. “In the last four months, the best is Neymar,” Brazil coach Tite said in an interview yesterday on Sao Paulo-based Radio Bandeirantes. Tite qualified that by saying “over a 10-year period” Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona star Lionel Messi have been the world’s best. Brazil has won all eight of their World Cup qualifiers since Tite took over last year. The key match came last month when Tite named Neymar captain in a 3-0 win against Paraguay.
SEA Games: Last 3 Filipino boxers standing vow all-out finals stand LATEST STORIES But after the loss to the Warriors last July in the finals, Irving reportedly wanted to play out of James’ shadow and requested for a trade.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies That’s the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together Young Gode #Filayy https://t.co/wKYmYsmdgG— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 23, 2017It may have seemed from reports that their relationship was in turmoil but Cleveland Cavaliers’ star LeBron James said he has “nothing but respect” for former teammate Kyrie Irving, who had just been shipped to the Boston Celtics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’James finally spoke about Irving directly shorty after the star guard got his wish to be traded and was sent to the Cavaliers’ Eastern conference rival Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and a 2018 first round pick.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ READ: On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win trade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What’s in store for your animal sign this year The four-time NBA MVP reacted to a video posted by Twitter user @tony_hartmann, who instead of burning Irving’s jersey—like what other fans had done in the past when players jump ship—left a note thanking the four-time NBA All-star for his years with the Cavaliers.“That’s the only way to be to the kid! Special talent/guy! Nothing but respect and what a ride it was our 3 years together Young Gode #Filayy,” James said in the tweet.Kyrie Irving #2 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrate after a play in the first quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPContrary to the past few weeks since the news broke that Irving wanted out of Cleveland, James and Irving’s partnership didn’t seem in disarray on the surface in the three years since James returned to his hometown.Together, they steered the Cavaliers to three straight finals appearances–all against the Golden State Warriors—and helped the city of Cleveland put an end to more than five decades of championship drought in major league sports.READ: Cavs star Kyrie Irving reportedly requests tradeADVERTISEMENT Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees
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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Forget the claims by Golden Boy Promotions that Alvarez tested negative in a hair follicle test that isn’t accepted in doping circles. Focus, instead, on Oscar De La Hoya’s claim to TMZ on April 25 that Alvarez would be tested “every day from now until the fight” to make everyone’s suspicions go away.So far, that testing has not happened. And every day that goes by without Alvarez signing up for a drug testing program is another day no one knows whether everything he is taking — or eating — is above board.Martirosyan himself made the point after the fight at the StubHub Center ended with him being counted out after a flurry of blows from Golovkin early in the second round.“Canelo has a lot to prove,” Martirosyan said. “I can see why he’s eating that kind of meat. He needs that extra edge.”Golovkin certainly seems to believe that. He was irate in the days before the fight, saying there was probably only a 10 percent chance he and Alvarez would meet on Sept. 16 as nearly everyone else in boxing assumes they will.There’s too much money at stake, for sure. But there’s also Golovkin’s legacy, one that at the age of 36 he doesn’t have much time left to craft.He believes he was cheated by the judges out of a win in the first fight, one Golovkin seemed to dominate until the late rounds. It ended up a draw, which is the lone blemish on a record that now includes a record-tying 20 consecutive title defenses.He wants to return to the ring quickly, and he wants to knock out Alvarez. But he’s suspicious that Alvarez may have been doing something to bulk up to middleweight for their first fight, and angry that he was caught doping for the second.Some of that anger seemed to melt away after he rediscovered his knockout power against Martisoyan. And he seemed to indicate that he would be good with fighting Alvarez in September should the conditions be right.“Absolutely,” Golovkin said. “I want everyone. I have lots of belts. I challenge anyone to come and take my belts. I don’t care who it is. Let’s clean the division out.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Gennady Golovkin poses with his belts after defeating Vanes Martirosyan in a middleweight title boxing match Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Gennady Golovkin made sure it was a short night, which was not surprising because he was fighting for short money.What was supposed to be a big night in Las Vegas ended up as little more than an exhibition in Carson, California. The $20 million or so Golovkin was going to make to fight Canelo Alvarez turned into $1 million against a last-minute replacement in Vanes Martirosyan.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It wasn’t Triple G’s fault, far from it. Alvarez was the one who tested positive for steroids in Mexico, upending the lucrative middleweight title rematch Golovkin already was training hard for.More importantly, it won’t be Golovkin’s fault if he and Alvarez don’t meet in September.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFans, of course, want the fight. And there’s a good chance it will happen, no matter the posturing going on in the Triple G camp after Saturday night’s second-round knockout of an ill-prepared Martirosyan.But excuse Golovkin and his handlers if they play a little hardball getting it done. They’ve earned the right. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Paul, Harden power Rockets over Jazz for 3-1 lead View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Contracts will have to be renegotiated, and you can bet promoter Tom Loeffler will be asking more this time for his fighter. And Alvarez will have to somehow try to prove that his protests are real and that he’s not the doper he seems to be.The first part is doable. Alvarez had gotten more favorable terms before because he’s got a proven record of selling pay-per-view, but now he’s going to have to accept parity, or even less. It’s on him that the fight didn’t take place Saturday night in Las Vegas, no matter how much he and his camp claim tainted meat was responsible for his positive test to the steroid Clenbuterol.The second part is more problematic.The six-month drug suspension by Nevada boxing regulators won’t get in the way. It expires in August, leaving Alvarez free to fight Golovkin in a rematch of their controversial draw from last September.But what Golovkin and his handlers want most is assurances that Alvarez is clean. And, at least so far, those haven’t come.ADVERTISEMENT In the end, the rematch with Alvarez is probably too big of a fight — and too big of an opportunity — for Triple G to refuse. Alvarez and his handlers know that, which might be why he hasn’t rushed back into voluntary drug testing just yet.The guess is that Golovkin-Alvarez II will take place on the Las Vegas Strip in September.But if it doesn’t, there will be only one fighter to blame.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
The Liberia Motorcyclists Transport Union (LMTU) recently launched a one month national anti-Ebola campaign to show its commitment to the Ebola Must Go Campaign in accordance with a recent commitment made by the Union’s leader during the Ministry of Information regular Ebola press briefing.The LMTU Secretary General Mr. Robert Sammie asserted that the campaign is intended to get motorcyclists actively involved in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.He said that during the month long campaign, motorcyclists will carrying anti-Ebola messages and educate other motorcyclists about the necessary Ebola preventive measures.The LMTU Secretary General called on all motorcyclists to stop transporting two passengers at a time adding that they should always dress properly in long sleeve shirts in order to protect themselves from contracting the virus.The Union’s anti-Ebola campaign project was launched under the theme: “Breaking a Mode of Rapid Ebola Transmission by Using Commercial Motorcyclists as Agents of Alert in Liberia”.Chief Rider at Gobachou Red-Light Joseph Kollie who spoke for motorcyclists said, they will continue to contribute positively to the fight against the virus stating that “motorcyclists will no longer be used as a mode of transmission of the deadly Ebola virus.”He asserted that motorcyclists are prepared to join the fight and pledged to protect themselves and their families by observing all the preventive measures given by the Ministry of Health and its partners.Meanwhile, during the launch of their campaign, the Union recognized and distributed jackets to all motorcyclists who were seen observing the Ebola preventive measures such as wearing long sleeves and transporting one passenger at a time as a means of encouraging them to continue what they have already started. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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…on GECOM Chairmanship− Granger relying on ‘Burnham Constitution’− prepares to take matter to CCJ for interpretationOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo warned that government is setting the stage for rigging the next General and Regional Elections with its position on the appointment of the Guyana Elections Commisson (GECOM) Chairman together with Citizenship Minister Winston Felix’s control of the issuance of birth certificates. He made this assertion during a press conference on Thursday, where he also announced that he is prepared to approach the highest court in the Region to rule on the correct interpretation of the Constitution of Guyana.Further the Opposion Leader strongly believes that President David Granger is playing politics with the matter and therefore announced his intention to have the issue resolved at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).He contended that Attorney General Basil Williams is erroneous in his assertion that the interpretation of the Constitution is at the discretion of the President.Jagdeo also suspects that Granger is relying on the “Burnham Constitution” – the 1980 Constitution which stipulates that the person to be appointed as GECOM Chairman has to be a Judge or eligible to be a judge only to be appointed by the President unilaterally.But, he explained that with the process of constitutional reform, the provisions were expanded to include a list of any eligible persons to be nominated as GECOM Chairman and the process by which he/she is to be appointed.The Opposition Leader highlighted that while individuals would have their own understandings, only the courts can make a determination of the most rightful interpretation.Jagdeo also believes that the Attorney General is wrong in his interpretation of the constitutional provision which allows for the President to unilaterally appoint a GECOM Chairman.Williams expressed that the Opposition Leader will have to submit the list several times until “he gets it right… failing which the President will be forced to make an appointment.”But Jagdeo believes that provision is designed to ensure the country moves forward in the event the Opposition party refuses to participate in the process.The Opposition Leader proffered these comments during his first press conference of the year on Thursday, at the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Headquarters, Freedom House, Robb Street.BackgroundThe Government and the parliamentary Opposition have differing interpretations of the Constitution regarding the appointment of the GECOM Chairman – a situation that has never occurred before in the country’s history.Article 161 (2) states, “Subject to the provision of paragraph (4), the Chairman of the Elections Commission shall be a person who holds or who has held office as a Judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from any such court, or who is qualified to be appointed as any such Judge, or any other fit and proper person, to be appointed by the President from a list of six persons, not unacceptable to the President, submitted by the Leader of the Opposition after meaningful consultation with the non-governmental political parties represented in the National Assembly.”President David Granger initially rejected the six nominees submitted by the Opposition Leader following consultations with civil society on the grounds that they do not meet the constitutional requirement of being a Judge or being eligible to become one.After it was pointed out that the Constitution also caters for persons being “fit and proper”, Government argued that none of the nominees are fit and proper, however no justifications were offered.President Granger recently contended that the Constitution was breached previously when persons who lacked legal qualifications were appointed as GECOM Chairman.This means he admitted to participating in an act which violated the Constitution when he accepted the nomination by then Opposition Leader Desmond Hoyte to be the next GECOM Chairman.After publicly rejecting the list of nominees, the President then formally informed the Opposition Leader of his rejection and requested that a second list be submitted.In response, Jagdeo requested an urgent meeting with the Head of State to clarify the misinterpretations of the Constitution.A few days have elapsed and up to press time, Jagdeo indicated that he has not yet received any word from the President on the matter.Playing politicsEven though the President swore that he was not playing politics in this regard, the Opposition Leader strongly believes otherwise.Jagdeo contended that Granger’s decision to make his position public instead of formally approaching him on the matter is a demonstration of unprofessionalism.“The President says he is not playing politics, but I thought that that was a political act because it was done on a Sunday at a media brunch and he knew that by the time we got around to addressing the issue… that an impression would be created that somehow my list that I submitted to him did not meet the constitutional requirement,” Jagdeo argued.MeetingAccording to Jagdeo, the President’s absence of haste in having the meeting is disappointing and a demonstration of his disinterest in working together for the betterment of the country.“In almost two years, I never requested a meeting with the President. And I am not requesting a meeting to deal with personal issues. It is to deal with a matter so important to our country and he does not want to meet on the matter,” Jagdeo pointed out.Justly however, the President did promise to respond to Jagdeo; however, he is yet to do so.Jagdeo also outlined that at the meeting, if both parties were unable to resolve their differences regarding the interpretation of the Constitution, he would have proposed that both the Opposition and the Government approach the CCJ together seeking a resolution.However, Jagdeo indicated if Government is unwilling to take this route, then he is prepared to take the matter to the CCJ alone.Moreover, the Attorney General had argued that “all six persons are required to be acceptable,” but Jagdeo highlighted that he cannot possibly just guess what the President considers to be acceptable.“He is implying that I must somehow do some astral travel, go into the head of the President and find out how he will assess this ‘fit and proper’. Either that or I should give him a voters list and he should tick off all the names on the voters list that he will find acceptable and then I will select from one of those names on the voters list,” Jagdeo remarked.RiggingJagdeo also reiterated his concerns about the stage being set to rig the upcoming General and Regional Elections in 2020.He said his suspicions are compounded by Citizenship Minister Winston Felix having control over the issuance of birth certificates and how Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield remaining at GECOM, despite the discrepancies which occurred in the 2015 Elections.He argued that if the President moves to unilaterally appoint a GECOM Chairman, he will not break the equilibrium the Carter Formula (which was incorporated in the Constitution) seeks to achieve.Jagdeo said he has already alerted the international community to keep its eyes on Guyana with particular interest on these developments.
Blackburn’s Craig Conway (R) with goalscorer Jordan Rhodes In-demand striker Jordan Rhodes struck a stoppage-time winner to keep Blackburn’s slim hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs alive.The 25-year-old produced a typically predatory finish in the fourth minute of time added on as Rovers beat local neighbours Bolton 1-0 to move them 11 points off the top six.Blackburn boss Gary Bowyer was true to his pre-match promise to start Rhodes, who the east Lancashire club insist is not for sale despite Middlesbrough’s attempts to pry him away.It appeared as if he had squandered the best chance of the night with a 79th-minute header which was brilliantly stopped on the line by Bolton goalkeeper Ben Amos.However, as the game headed towards a goalless draw, he pounced to poke home after Doneil Henry had flicked on Tom Cairney’s corner.Bolton had earlier gone close when Rovers goalkeeper Jason Steele was at full stretch to save two well-struck Adam Le Fondre free-kicksBut the hosts slowly grasped the initiative in the second period, and after Amos emerged unscathed from a barrage of Rovers chances, Rhodes eventually found the back of the net to seal a deserved three points. 1
3 Crystal Palace have begun talks with West Ham to potentially sign Cheikhou Kouyate.Roy Hodgson is searching for depth in central midfield, having lost two players in that position already this summer. Yohan Cabaye left Selhurst Park on a free transfer to join Dubai’s Al-Nasr, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek returned to Chelsea after a loan.As a result, the Eagles have opened talks over a deal which could bring Kouyate to the club, according to the Sun. Kouyate was part of Senegal’s World Cup squad Hodgson is willing to spend £10m to secure the Senegalese midfielder’s signature this summer, but has alternative targets should the move be unsuccessful.Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater is one name on the Palace radar as he missed out on England’s 2018 World Cup squad partly due to the lack of playing time that he has been given since joining the Blues. Grujic and Meyer are potential alternatives Drinkwater joined Chelsea for £35m from Leicester 3 3 Liverpool’s Marko Grujic may also get the call, after spending last season on loan at Cardiff.Released ex-Schalke midfielder Max Meyer is an additional name on the shortlist.
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Evans Data reported that half of Enterprise software developers will be programming within an SOA environment in two years. And Gartner found that for big companies, those with more than 40,000 employees, that more than 67% are already using SOA.But are all these numbers just hype? A report from Saugatuck Technology thinks that many of the reports are skewed too positively. Saugatuck says that what is being measured and presented as SOA adoption is really just a set of point solutions in departments or projects where web services have been deployed.The report found that “while there are a few outstanding examples of enterprise SOA deployment — the fact that they are outstanding indicates how few examples there are.”SOA has got center-stage attention of the enterprise, but the relatively high costs of implementation and the message that SOA will bring about corporate-wide change and innovation has many executives wary of the potential down-side risk that would come with such sweeping changes.Further the positioning of SOA as a technology toolkit rather than as a business product or solution makes it harder to quantify the total ROI. Cutting-edge technology is great but what are the tangible business benefits?To reduce risk, many companies have initiated small pilot projects. But the advantage of SOA comes when deployments are across the entire enterprise and intergrated with governance and well-defined processes. Enterprises with collections of isolated or silo-ed ‘SOA’ projects don’t provide the full potential of SOA. To adopt SOA is to adopt an enterprise-wide policy.During the early implementation of SOA, enterprises will see increased IT costs, but long-term they will save money and make the organization much more efficient.