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first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement Dani Ceballos is unsure where his future lies (Picture: Getty Images)Dani Ceballos is keen on a return to Real Betis and is hoping to receive an offer from his former club before committing his immediate future to Arsenal or Real Madrid.The 24-year-old spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid and did well, becoming a regular starter under Mikel Arteta in the second half of the campaign.The Spain international made 36 appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals, and started in the FA Cup final triumph over Chelsea at Wembley this month.Arteta is keen to keep hold of the midfielder, at least for another season, and negotiations are underway between Arsenal and Real Madrid over another loan move.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGame time with the La Liga champions is likely to be extremely limited for Ceballos next season and he is happy to return to Arsenal where he is a much more integral part of the squad.However, he would prefer a return to former club Real Betis still further, where he could be the main man and is much loved after making his debut for the first team at just 17-years-old.El Desmarque report that Ceballos is waiting for Betis to make a move but nothing has happened as yet.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityCeballos has been open about his passion for his former club saying: ‘I have great affection for Betis, to all those who work for the club, who know the love I have for them and have been in contact with me all season. For me, Betis means a lot.’Reports had suggested that Real Madrid were considering bringing Ceballos back after his impressive performances for Arsenal, and while he may get pre-season to prove himself, a regular first team place remains unlikely. The player has made it clear he wants to start regularly wherever he is, as he bids to make Spain’s squad for next summer’s European Championship.MORE: Arsenal sign Tottenham reject Jonathan DinzeyiMORE: Former Arsenal star Lukas Podolski backs Mesut Ozil: ‘He’s not an a*****e’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 18 Aug 2020 4:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.7kShares Dani Ceballos waiting on offer from Real Betis before committing to Arsenallast_img read more

first_imgLocalNews Man found guilty of attempted rape to serve three months jail time by: – July 17, 2012 Share 14 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring!center_img Court gavel. Photo credit: kirtok.comA Calibishie man, who was found guilty of attempted rape and indecent assault of a nineteen year old female last month, has been sentenced to serve a three months jail term as well as five hundred (500) hours of community service. Frederick George was arrested in December of 2010 for attempting to rape and indecently assault a female who will be called “A” hereinafter as her name cannot be published, on Sunday, 13th December, 2010.According to information revealed in Court during the trial in June, “A” was on her way to bathe in a “souce” [creek] where residents of the village usually bathe when she met the George coming up from the creek.“A” testified that George told her; “I swef” to which she responded, “I good where I am” but he wrestled with her, pushed her to the ground and tried to rape her.She explained further that she “bawled” as he “pushed his hand in her underwear” and was able to kick him which caused him to leave her alone.Bernard Paul, who heard screaming coming from the area of the creek while he was at the home of her neighbour, Etta Delsol, went to inquire what was going on.He testified that he met “A” lying on her back with only her underwear facing the mountains and screaming. He assisted her in gathering her items and walked up with her to Etta Delsol’s home where she telephoned her mother and waited for her.“A” and her mother made a report to the police and visited the doctor at the Marigot Hospital on 14th December, 2010.When police officer Andrew went to the defendant to inquire from him as to the allegation made by “A” he told him; “Yes I want to tell you something. I do not want to go to Court; I will negotiate with them in front of the police. I am sorry; I know them they are my neighbours”.In his unsworn statement from the prisoner’s dock on Tuesday, George told the Court; “We [“A”] were best friends, we were good friends; she used to come at my home, eat and drink. I used to work for her and she owed me $150.00. We make a bargain for the money she couldn’t pay me. We went down to the river, I went first and she came after. Your honour, I never touch …[“A”], I never wrestle with her. The officer who arrested me told me to shut up so I couldn’t say anything to ….[“A”]”.On Monday, Justice Birnie Stephenson Brooks sentenced George to three and a half (3 ½) years in prison however, out of that sentence he will only serve three (3) months.The three (3) months commenced from the day he was found guilty and remanded into custody on June 12th, 2012.He was also ordered to undertake five hundred (500) hours of community service which will be guided by the Social Welfare Department, after he has served the three month prison term.The three (3) years has been suspended for two (2) years during which time he is not to commit any offence as he will be made to serve the full sentence.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweetlast_img read more

first_imgExpenses such baseball’s long season and the lower stadium costs of indoor sports juggle the rankings by “profit margin” — operation income vs. sales: football’s still No. 1, averaging 23 percent, then there’s basketball at 21 percent and hockey at 16 percent before baseball’s 9 percent.Knowing that context, here’s a look at how Forbes values local pro sports franchises, and how the magazine sees revenues and operating income, presented in order of valuation.#1 Lakers“Showtime” is SoCal’s MVP — Most Valuable Property — worth $3.3 billion, a value that’s No. 5 among all pro sports teams and second in the NBA. That valuation was up $300 million in a year or 10 percent.Note: This valuation was done last season before the team acquired superstar LeBron James.Revenues were pegged at $371 million and were No. 2 for sales dollars in the region. Income was $136 million, tops in Southern California. And the estimated operating margin was sky-high 37 percent, easily No. 1 in the region.#2 RamsThe return of the Rams to Los Angeles was good for business.The team is valued at $3.2 billion, No. 4 in the league and No. 7 in pro sports. That’s up $209 million in a year or 7 percent.Rams’ revenues run $366 million, No. 3 in the region. Income is at $68 million, Southern California’s No. 2. That puts margins at 19 percent, No. 3 in the region.#3 DodgersA World Series run for baseball’s Blue Crew was a money maker.The team is worth $3 billion, No. 2 in the league and No. 11 in pro sports. That’s up $248 million in a year or 9 percent.The team generated the region’s most revenue ($522 million) and was second in income ($68 million). But that translates to a margin of 13 percent, No. 6 in the region.#4 ChargersIt’s unclear if the move up the 5 freeway was a good financial idea.Forbes says the Chargers’ value was stagnant in the year at $2.28 billion, No. 22 in the league and No. 33 in pro sports.Revenues run $346 million and income’s $48 million with a 14 percent margin. All rank No. 4 in the region.#5 ClippersPlaying the Lakers’ shadow is a decent business.The Clippers are worth $2.15 billion, No. 8 in the league and No. 35 in pro sports. That’s up $141 million in a year or 7 percent.Revenues at $257 million, No. 5 in the region. Income of $35 million, Southern California’s No. 6. Margin of 14 percent, No. 5 locally.#6 AngelsHaving baseball’s top player — Mike Trout — hasn’t been a huge boost to this Anaheim-based franchise’s net worth. And one playoff appearance in nine years doesn’t help.A value of $1.8 billion — No. 8 in baseball and No. 46 in pro sports — is up $52 million in a year or a subpar 3 percent.Revenues at $334 million ranks as Southern California’s No. 5. Income of $25 million and a 7 percent margin were both next-to-last in the region.#7 PadresBeing San Diego’s only “home” team — minus the Chargers — was good for values.The Padres’ $1.26 billion worth may be No. 17 in baseball and only No. 69 in pro sports, but that’s up $145 million in a year or 13 percent — the biggest percentage jump in Southern California.It’s a relatively small business: Revenues at $266 million are Southern California’s No. 6. Income of $26 million and a margin of 10 percent, were both No. 7 regionally.#8 KingsIce hockey in this warm climate works financially for the Kings.The team is valued at $810 million, a surprisingly strong No. 6 in the NHL though No. 98 in pro sports. That’s up a noteworthy $60 million in a year or 8 percent.Revenues at $193 million, No. 8 in the region. Income of $44 million, Southern California’s No. 8. But an eye-catching 23 percent margin is No. 2 in the region.#9 DucksThe billionaire Samuelli family owns the Anaheim team for more than cash flow.Despite one of the league’s top win-loss records in the past decade, the team’s value was unchanged in the past year at $460 million, a middling No. 18 in the league and a low No. 110 out of 123 pro teams.Revenues were only $134 million as Forbes says the team had a lost $2 million in operating income — Southern California’s worst pro sports financial performance. But also ponder that pro sports teams aren’t small businesses.Local franchises had collective revenues estimated at $2.79 billion and $448 million in total operating incomes in the respective years ended in 2018. That suggests Southern California teams are proportionally less profitable, as those tallies translate to average profit margins of 16 percent vs. 18 percent among the 123 pro teams in the four leagues.Now, pro sports leagues, as businesses, each look very different by Forbes’ math. Simply put: Football is huge, hockey is tiny and baseball and basketball fit in between.Take the average league-wide team values: football is No. 1 at $2.5 billion, followed by the National Basketball Association at $1.65 billion; Major League Baseball at $1.64 billion and the National Hockey League at $620 million.Or peek at revenues: top average sales were in football ($405 million per team) then baseball ($315 million), basketball ($246 million) and hockey ($154 million). PreviousThe billionaire Samuelli family owns the Anaheim team for more than cash flow. Despite one of the league’s top win-loss records in the past decade, the team’s value was unchanged in the past year at $460 million, a middling No. 18 in the league and a low No. 110 out of 123 pro teams. Arizona Coyotes defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin, left, checks Anaheim Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano into the glass during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Lakers are SoCal’s MVP — Most Valuable Property — worth $3.3 billion, a value that’s No. 5 among all pro sports teams and second in the NBA. That valuation was up $300 million in a year or 10 percent. Los Angeles Lakers’ Tyson Chandler (5) dunks the ball in front of Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in New York. The Nets won115-110. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The return of the Rams to Los Angeles was good for business. The team is valued at $3.2 billion, No. 4 in the league and No. 7 in pro sports. That’s up $209 million in a year or 7 percent. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA World Series run for baseball’s Blue Crew was a money maker. The team is worth $3 billion, No. 2 in the league and No. 11 in pro sports. That’s up $248 million in a year or 9 percent.Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig, #66, looks to the sky after hitting a 3-run homer in game four of the World Series at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)It’s unclear if the move up the 5 freeway was a good financial idea. Forbes says the Chargers’ value was stagnant in the year at $2.28 billion, No. 22 in the league and No. 33 in pro sports. Revenues run $346 million and income’s $48 million with a 14 percent margin. All rank No. 4 in the region. Seen here, Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon (28) scores a touchdown in the third quarter at the StubHub Center in Carson on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG)Playing the Lakers’ shadow is a decent business. The Clippers are worth $2.15 billion, No. 8 in the league and No. 35 in pro sports. That’s up $141 million in a year or 7 percent. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)Having baseball’s top player — Mike Trout — hasn’t been a huge boost to this Anaheim-based franchise’s net worth. And one playoff appearance in nine years doesn’t help. A value of $1.8 billion — No. 8 in baseball and No. 46 in pro sports — is up $52 million in a year or a subpar 3 percent. The Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout celebrates in the dugout with teammates after scoring on an Albert Pujols double during the first inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Being San Diego’s only “home” team — minus the Chargers — was good for values. The Padres’ $1.26 billion worth may be No. 17 in baseball and only No. 69 in pro sports, but that’s up $145 million in a year or 13 percent — the biggest percentage jump in Southern California. (AP Photo/San Diego Union-Tribune, EarHoward Lipin)Ice hockey in this warm climate works financially for the Kings. The team is valued at $810 million, a surprisingly strong No. 6 in the NHL though No. 98 in pro sports. That’s up a noteworthy $60 million in a year or 8 percent. The Los Angeles Kings host Pittsburgh at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)The billionaire Samuelli family owns the Anaheim team for more than cash flow. Despite one of the league’s top win-loss records in the past decade, the team’s value was unchanged in the past year at $460 million, a middling No. 18 in the league and a low No. 110 out of 123 pro teams. Arizona Coyotes defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin, left, checks Anaheim Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano into the glass during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)The Lakers are SoCal’s MVP — Most Valuable Property — worth $3.3 billion, a value that’s No. 5 among all pro sports teams and second in the NBA. That valuation was up $300 million in a year or 10 percent. Los Angeles Lakers’ Tyson Chandler (5) dunks the ball in front of Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in New York. The Nets won115-110. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NextShow Caption1 of 9The Lakers are SoCal’s MVP — Most Valuable Property — worth $3.3 billion, a value that’s No. 5 among all pro sports teams and second in the NBA. That valuation was up $300 million in a year or 10 percent. Los Angeles Lakers’ Tyson Chandler (5) dunks the ball in front of Brooklyn Nets’ Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in New York. The Nets won115-110. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)ExpandThe addition of two professional football teams to Southern California’s already crowded entertainment options seemingly has not hurt values of the nine franchises in four major leagues that call the region home, if Forbes magazine is correct.I filled my trusty spreadsheet with sports business data from Forbes and learned these nine local teams are valued at a combined $18.3 billion, up $1.16 billion or 6.8 percent over 2017 measurements. Remember, two National Football League teams relocated to Los Angeles in 2017 — the Rams, from St. Louis, and the Chargers, from San Diego.Pro sports values are on an overall upswing, according to Forbes’ math. The 123 teams in the four major pro leagues were collectively valued at $197 billion, up $14.8 billion in a year. That’s equal to an 8.1 percent one-year gain — better than the local teams’ average appreciation.Please note that recent popularity swings, wins and losses, and/or managerial or roster moves may not be fully reflected in the data. Forbes valuations are not real-time measures — basketball’s report was done in the middle of last season; football and baseball early in their respective 2018 seasons; and hockey’s study was recently released.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgHer treble gave the 34-year-old a new status in the oldest hat trick hero in any World Cup, breaking records set previously by Cristiano Ronaldo and Carli Lloyd.34 – Oldest player to score a World Cup hat-trick:Women’s WC – Cristiane (34y 25d)Men’s WC – Cristiano Ronaldo (33y 130d).Record.#FIFAWWC pic.twitter.com/edAbkyOwAY— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 9, 2019Brazil had won all seven of their previous Women’s World Cup opening games and only the brilliance of Jamaica’s goalkeeper Sydney Schneider prevented the scoreline from being even more emphatic.Cristiane opened the scoring in the 15th minute and, after Andressa had missed a chance to make it 2-0 from the penalty spot, doubled Brazil’s advantage five minutes into the second half before a superb free kick completed her treble, after which she was immediately substituted. Related News Women’s World Cup 2019: Updated group stage results and standings —  Cristiane has now scored 10 World Cup goals; only Marta (15) has netted more such goals for Brazil’s women’s national team.—​ Cristiane’s treble is the first by a Brazilian in a Women’s World Cup match since June 1999, when both Sissi and Pretinha scored hat tricks in Brazil’s 7-1 victory over Mexico. Women’s World Cup 2019: Rose Lavelle defying all odds Cristiane became the oldest player to score a hat trick in a World Cup on a record-breaking day for Brazil as it beat Jamaica 3-0.Teammate Formiga became the oldest player to appear in the women’s finals, at the age of 41 years and 98 days, and also the first to appear in seven editions of the tournament.And it was a successful day for all involved with Brazil as it strolled to victory, with Cristiane the star of the show in Grenoble. Schneider, a 19-year-old American-born goalkeeper studying at the University of North Carolina, was handed her place after coaches learned she had Jamaican grandparents on her mother’s side.In the first half she saved brilliantly twice from Debinha, though Cristiane’s precise header from Andressa’s cross was too good for the Jamaica number one.Schneider did, however, produce heroics by diving to keep out Andressa’s spot kick, awarded for a handball by Allyson Swaby.Yes mi Keeper #ReggaeGirlz #WorldCup2019 #JamvsBra— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) June 9, 2019Jamaica’s only real threat came from their star forward Khadija Shaw, who fired one spectacular drive that Brazil goalkeeper Barbara did supremely well to prevent finding the top-right corner.For once Schneider was caught out early in the second half, unable to reach a low cross from Andressa, who steered the ball in from the right and Cristiane slid in to finish.Her hat-trick goal was the pick of the bunch, a sublime free-kick swept left-footed beyond the Jamaica wall and in off the underside of the crossbar to cap off a wonderful individual display.Key Opta Facts— Brazil’s victory over Jamaica was its first win in any competition since July 2018 (2-1 vs. Japan), halting a run of nine consecutive defeats before today.— Brazil has maintained its record of winning 100 percent of its opening World Cup matches. Indeed, it has won these eight games by an aggregate score of 23-1.— Following Jamaica’s defeat, each of the last six sides playing in their first ever Women’s World Cup match have now failed to win (D2 L4 — also South Africa, Spain, Costa Rica, Switzerland and Ecuador). Women’s World Cup 2019: U.S. veterans take pride in leading rookieslast_img read more