Ronaldinho is released from prison and will be under house arrest

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first_imgRonaldinho and his brother arrived in Asunción on March 4 to support with their image a social assistance program for boys and girls in Paraguay. Two days later they were detained because they entered the Asunción International Airport with manipulated Paraguayan passports.. His lawyers assure that they were a gift, given that they were planning to open businesses in Paraguay.Among the accused is Dalia López, the Paraguayan businesswoman who received them at the airport and who is president of the charitable foundation that managed the presence of the brothers in Paraguay. López has been declared in a state of rebellion and with an international arrest warrant since March 18.The businesswoman is indicated by the Prosecutor’s Office as Alleged head of a network dedicated to “facilitating the preparation and use of false identity documents and passports”, with links in state agencies. Ronaldinho celebrated his 40th birthday last March 21 at the Specialized Association, where he has participated in soccer games with other inmates. Ronaldinho Gaúcho has paid $ 1,600,000 as bail to leave prison and carry out house arrest. Judge Gustavo Amarilla finally decided to accept the request of the former soccer player, who must stay in a hotel in downtown Asunción with his brother. In the hotel they will have permanent surveillance and will be in separate roomsTwo police patrols led to Ronaldinho Y Roberto Assis Moreira to hotel Palmaroga, in the popular Palma street, four and a half stars and owned by the Spanish group Barcelona. There they were waiting for the exazulgrana a group of journalists, the only presence in the place for restrictions to the movement of people who rules in the country as prevention to COVID-19.The former Brazilian soccer player, tried in Paraguay for entering the country with a false passport, He completed his first month of preventive detention on Monday in the midst of the health emergency by COVID-19, which has paralyzed almost all judicial activity in the South American country. Ronaldinho and his older brother and business advisor, Roberto Assis Moreira, they were in the Specialized Association, a headquarters of the National Police, in Asunción, which also functions as a prison.last_img read more

The ‘Crazy’ Gatti leaves the hospital after overcoming the coronavirus

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first_imgRegarding the health of the exporter and current commentator on Spanish television, Lucas added: “However, that ‘little’ that remains forces us to continue asking for caution, caution and patience. Thank you all for the messages of support that we constantly receive . A hug”. In recent days, Hugo Gatti himself had spoken via telephone with Mega’s “El Chiringuito de Jugones” program, where he announced his improvement. Now, once the worst part of the illness has expired, the former soccer player will be able to be at home with his loved ones. ‘El Loco’ Gatti has left the hospital and is already at his home, as reported by El Chiringuito through their social networks. The usual tertullian has already overcome the worst phase of the coronavirus symptoms and twill finish recovering at home. It is unknown whether it has tested negative or simply presented a significant improvement that does not require its presence in sanitary facilities.Hugo Orlando Gatti, known as ‘El Loco’, 75 years old, He was admitted on March 24 in Madrid for testing positive for coronavirus and a picture of pneumonia, being a risk patient due to the regular heart problems he had. However, his evolution has been favorable to such an extent that last Sunday his son reported the good news through his Twitter account. “Very good to everyone. My father is still hospitalized, although it is true that the situation is much more encouraging. Today the doctor has informed me of her positive evolution and that it is not long before she begins to consider the possibility of going home. “last_img read more

Atlético continues training under strict security measures

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first_imgAtlético footballers, On this unusual and atypical preseason, stuffed with distances and vacancy, they exercised each bodily and with the ball, the companion who has been most missing in these two months of confinement and work from home, directed from dwelling by Professor Ortega telematically with a mission: to lose as little type as potential. At present Monday is strictly two months after the final nice soccer match the world lived, Liverpool-Atlético in Anfield during which the rojiblancos managed to go to the rooms. Lodi, optimistic within the checks carried out on the employees on Wednesday earlier than returning to work, absence, stays in quarantine at dwelling. Temperature controls on the entrance to the sports activities metropolis, João Félix, Correa and Vitolo fashioned one of many teams, Koke, Morata, additionally exercised on the pure grass fields of the Cerro, under the watchful eye of Simeone. Like final Saturday, part of the sports activities metropolis was used to entry the fields as parking to keep away from any contact between the gamers. Whereas the way forward for this return from competitions shall be clarified on the middle of the coronavirus pandemicWith that date, July 12, because the possible return of LaLiga, Atlético continues to coach under the “fundamental and individualized” training protocols established by the protocol of the Superior Council of Sports activities (CSD). The soccer gamers they exercised this morning within the sports activities metropolis of Majadahonda once more separated by teams to keep away from contact between gamers and coaches, the latter wearing masks.last_img read more

Franklyn Rose ordeal!

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first_imgUpon return to Jamaica by way of deportation, former West Indies paceman, Franklyn Rose, is claiming racial injustice and wrongful deportation and recounted his story “for public information on racial profiling predominantly in a Caucasian environment”.Speaking in an interview via the West Indies Players Association (WIPA), the Jamaican shared: “I need to let people know what really happened. I am disappointed in the New Zealand immigration system. I am very disappointed,” he said of being locked up abroad and then deported.Rose’s attorney is currently pursuing the matter, and the former cricketer wants Jamaicans to understand he was not a lawbreaker.”I want people to understand my side of the story, to set the record straight,” Rose said.Rose entered a professional contract with New Zealand Cricket playing and coaching at the club level in 2010. He played two years at that level before his contract ended. Rose said he had high hopes of retaining a new contract, but it was not to be.He said that in 2012, he was victim of a traumatic racial assault.According to the Jamaican, four Caucasian men used racially discriminatory words while attacking him in an attempt to steal his car.THEY BEAT ME”They beat me down. One (guy) missed my head and chopped me on the hand,” said Rose, who was subsequently admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at hospital for three days before being released, according to him, prematurely.”The nurses kicked me out; (they) said they needed to care for other patients. After a day my friend had to take me back to the hospital. I was having some serious pains. The doctors told me I had a blood clot in my lungs and I had nerve damage in my hand,” said Rose.The former cricketer said there was no arrest related to his assault, even though the incident was reported to the police.”I reported the incident to the police, but because of the colour of my skin, they thought I was in a gang or something.”By the time he got kicked out of hospital, Rose’s cricket career was virtually over and he was on his own to pay the medical bills.”They thought that I was addicted to drugs or pain medication or something. They knew I was sick, though, that I had a blood clot. I ended up going to a private hospital instead,” he outlined, adding that he felt that his rejection was influenced by his race.Rose added that the private hospital fees were as high at US$1,500 per day, which he paid out of pocket. He was discharged after a week.He explained that the severity of his health condition and the fact that he had to be taking medication disallowed him from flying back home to Jamaica.Thus, he stayed in New Zealand for another two years while seeing various health specialists weekly to assist with his recovery.”I was prescribed very strong medication Warfarin. That’s a blood thinner. I also had internal bleeding in my brain; that meant more hospital fees and medication, and I was advised by the doctors that I could not travel by air,” he stressed.Rose admitted that it was depressing not being able to play cricket.”One morning, the police came knocking on my door. They questioned me about my immigration status and asked for my medical documents. I told them everything and gave them all my documents,” Rose said.”They put me on a reporting order. I had to report to the police station every Wednesday at 9 a.m. I did that religiously,” he said.Rose stressed that everything seemed well until eight weeks ago when the police came to his house at 6 a.m. and “dragged me out”.ALLEGED RAPERose said, to his dismay, he was told that he was under investigation for an alleged rape incident.”I was so confused. I know that it was a lie and they treated me like I was nothing.”Rose said he was advised that, irrespective of his medical condition, he would be deported because of his overstay.Rose added that while in court, the judge advised him there were no flights available for his deportation.”They threw me in prison for 10 days, among murderers, rapists and other convicts. It was crazy; I know I didn’t belong there.” Rose said.”I couldn’t get to use the shower. I couldn’t brush my teeth for 10 days and I didn’t even get my medication until after eight days of being locked up. I could have died in that cell. I was so depressed.”Rose recalled: “I was finally given shower privileges, but no one told me that each shower lasted for only five minutes. They cut off the water while I was soaped up. I had to wash off myself with the water from the toilet.”After spending 38 days in prison, he said he was taken out of his cell and escorted to the airport.”They put me in one of those prison trucks. They treated me like a criminal.”He was then seated at the back of the plane and placed under high security.He added that he is looking forward to full recovery, while enabling him to make a contribution to cricket.last_img read more

Sportsmax controls schoolboy football rights

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first_imgKINGSTON:SportsMax has now added schoolboy football to its impressive line-up, as it has been awarded the exclusive three-year broadcast rights for the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW schoolboy Manning and daCosta Cup competitions for 2015, 2016 and 2017.The rights were put to tender by the recently formed Greenfield Media Productions Limited, a joint venture between ISSA and GraceKennedy Limited. SportsMax, a Digicel Group company, will now have the exclusive international broadcast rights and licence for live and delayed television broadcast of competitions via television and streaming.SportsMax’s broadcast rights extend to all territories worldwide, with Caribbeanwide television coverage to 25 countries on SportsMax into the United States and Canada on its sister channel, CEEN, and on free-to-air television via Television Jamaica (TVJ) in Jamaica. TVJ will be using all of its channels, including TVJSN and 1spotmedia, to ensure full coverage of this year’s schoolboy football competitions.”SportsMax has been instrumental in ensuring that local and international coverage of Jamaica’s football continues to receive unprecedented international exposure,” said Oliver McIntosh, SportsMax president and CEO. “We and our parent company, Digicel, have worked with ISSA before, and this is another big step for us as we work more closely with Greenfield Media to showcase the depth of talent in the Caribbean.”live actionClaire Grant, general manager at TVJ and TVJSN, said: “We are pleased to be able give Jamaicans everywhere, on any device, the supreme joy of watching potential Reggae Boyz from our high schools play in the glorious game of football.”SportsMax and TVJ’s coverage of the schoolboy football season kicked off on Saturday with the double-header at Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay, featuring Manning Cup champions Jamaica College and daCosta Cup holders Clarendon College.The two channels will be bringing live action from all high-school competitions every week through to the crowning of the champion high-school footballers. The Manning Cup final is set for November 28 at the National Stadium and the daCosta Cup final slated for December 5 at Catherine Hall stadium in St James.Digicel SportsMax also holds broadcast rights to the Barclays Premier League, Spanish La Liga, UEFA Champions League, NBA, Women’s Tennis Association tour, IAAF Diamond League, Indian Premier League, Ashes cricket series between Australia and England cricket, and more.last_img read more

In Your Neighbourhood

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first_imgPrimary school children in Hanover got a new experience with exposure to the sport of basketball, at the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) clinic and seminar, which took place at Watson Taylor Park in Lucea.”This is the first time that most of these kids had ever seen or played basketball,” noted INSPORTS officer, Calvin Martin.”There had not been any such activity for primary school kids. They were very excited, and for the kids it was a new experience playing a new sport that they had not played before,” he added.”The project focused on the fundamentals – passing, dribbling and shooting – and there were over 50 kids.”Martin, who is also president of the powerful Southern Conference Basketball Association, noted that the clinics are part of the agency’s drive to develop the sport right across the island, and they will be conducting another in a couple months.”INSPORTS is doing a lot of work with primary schools in different sports. In January, we’re going to be doing another one (basketball clinic), but the date has not been set as yet,” he outlined.”Then after GSAT there’s going to be a tournament,” he said, relating to the final-year examinations forprimary school children.last_img read more

Brathwaite, Blackwood beat heat to post half-centuries

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first_imgGEELONG, Australia (CMC):Opener Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood both gathered half-centuries as West Indies survived a day of extreme temperatures to flourish on the opening day of their two-day tour fixture against Victoria XI yesterday.Brathwaite struck 78, while Blackwood carved out 69 at the Simonds Stadium with the mercury reaching 308C and soaring to 438 by the afternoon – one of the hottest days on record in the history of Australia.Several West Indies batsmen got starts but none were able to reach three-figures. However, the outing served as a much-needed build-up for the second Test match against Australia, slated for the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting on Boxing Day.Marlon Samuels hit 45, Denesh Ramdin scored 38 not out, while opener Rajindra Chandrika chipped in with 28.Leg-spinner Jeremy Hart was the best bowler with four for 93.The 23-year-old Brathwaite again looked in good touch and appeared set for a century before he retired at the tea break after facing 175 balls and counting eight boundaries on both sides of the wicket off both pace and spin.He was largely untroubled throughout his knock and it backed up his stroke-filled 94 in the first Test.The right-hander shared three productive stands to give West Indies a handy start, posting 47 for the first wicket with Chandrika, 68 for the second wicket with Samuels and a breezy third-wicket stand of 99 with Blackwood.The right-handed Blackwood’s knock was important, especially after failing to score in either innings of the Hobart Test. He faced 102 balls and hit seven fours and a six in what was a good comeback following the double failure.Samuels showed a glimpse of his prowess with an innings containing seven crisp boundaries off 39 balls, but touched an out-swinger to the keeper just when he looked set for much more.The innings slipped from 226 for three to 257 for seven in the final session as West Indies lost four quick wickets for 31 runs. However, Ramdin found a good partner in Jomel Warrican and the pair has so far added 43 in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand.Ramdin, who looked solid off both the front foot and back foot, has so far counted four fours off 73 deliveries, while Warrican mixed unorthodox defence with measured aggression to close on 22 not out.last_img read more

O’Shaun Connection making waves at the track

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first_imgPopular owner Oneil Hinds (O’Shaun Connection) has hit the ground running at the start of the new season, thanks to four winners including the grey ITALIANO who romped the opening James B. Dawes Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. Hinds and trainer Neive Graham teamed up for a second winner on the nine-race card when highly fancied PERSIAN BELLE (2-1) made all in the fourth race for $250,000 – $210,000) claimers over 1820 metres, winning by six lengths from PERFECT FLYER (5-2) who chased him relentlessly. The seven-year-old gelding, ITALIANO, running as the 1-4 favourite with former champion Omar Walker again in the saddle, shot past early leader AGAKHAN (2-1) leaving the half mile and breezed home by five lengths from 2-1 chance GOLDEN BULLET in a field of seven $450,000 $400,000 claiming horses. PERSIAN BELLE, on the other hand was ridden by Kerry-Gayle Robinson. Significantly, both horses were claimed, but Hinds was not perturbed. “That ‘s the nature of game, you would like to keep horses when they win and do well for the most part, but there are others out there in the claiming marketplace with an eye for an Italiano or Persian Belle and as the owner, it’s best you lose them as winners,” said Hinds who finished sixth on the list of top owners last year with 18 winners and $81 million in stakes. “I can’t complain about my numbers in 2015, but the plan is to finish higher in the standings this season even though most of my earnings will come through claimers,” added Hinds ,who owns the O&S Tack Room (horse supplies and accessories provider) located on the Caymanas Park compound.last_img read more

La Liga race heats up as Barca collapse

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first_img At the time, Barcelona were cruising toward a repeat of the Champions League, Spanish league and Copa del Rey treble. But Luis Enrique’s squad has won only one of its last six games, being eliminated by Atletico in the Champions League quarter-finals and seeing its league lead collapse. Its 39-game unbeaten streak ended with a home loss to Real Madrid earlier this month. Atletico have three of their last five games at home, while Barcelona will play away three times. Real Madrid also are away in three of their last five matches. Valencia opened the scoring after Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic deflected a cross into his own net in the 26th minute. Midfielder Dani Parejo then provided a perfect pass for Santi Mina’s precise shot into the far corner in first-half injury time. Lionel Messi scored his 500th career goal in the 63rd to end a five-game scoring slump that was his worst with Barcelona in five years. He completed a cross by Jordi Alba to keep his team’s hopes alive, but it was not able to capitalise on its chances of equalising. Several opportunities MADRID (AP): Barcelona fell to Valencia 2-1 at the Camp Nou yesterday, losing their third straight game to allow Atletico Madrid to draw level on points atop the Spanish league with five rounds to go. Atletico erased Barcelona’s lead by beating Granada 3-0 earlier yesterday. Real Madrid are only one point behind after winning 5-1 at last-place Getafe on Saturday. Atletico were trailing by nine points three rounds ago, and Real Madrid were 12 points back four games ago. Champions League Valencia had several opportunities to put the game away in counterattacks, but the best scoring chance of the match was squandered by Barcelona defender Gerard Pique in the 89th. He had only the goalkeeper to beat but missed from close range. Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves made a few great saves to help secure the win, including a spectacular one after a Rakitic shot from inside the area in the 75th. It was the second win in a row for Valencia after four straight losses, moving the club further away from the relegation zone. They have 40 points from 33 games and are in 12th place.last_img read more

Juve edge Inter in derby thriller

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first_img AC Milan 0 1 Sampdoria Empoli 1 1 Torino Atalanta 2 0 Cagliari Palermo 1 0 Crotone Genoa 0 1 Sassuolo Pescara 2 6 Lazio Chievo 0 0 Udinese MILAN (AP): No team appears capable of stopping Juventus after the Bianconeri beat Inter Milan 1-0 yesterday in an entertaining Derby d’Italia in Serie A. Juan Cuadrado scored on the stroke of halftime for Juventus, which also hit the bar twice in the first period as Massimiliano Allegri’s side extended their Serie A record to 28 consecutive home wins. Juventus moved six points clear of second-placed Napoli and seven above Roma, which play Fiorentina tomorrow as the Stadio Olimpico was being used for Italy’s Six Nations match. Inter slipped to fifth, a point behind Lazio and 12 behind Juve. The Juventus match was entertaining from the start and Paulo Dybala could have had two stunning goals in the opening 12 minutes. First his overhead kick was brilliantly saved by Samir Handanovic after Mario Mandzukic nodded down Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross. Minutes later Dybala lobbed Handanovic but the Argentine’s curled effort came off the crossbar. Inter also had their chances but Roberto Gagliardini volleyed narrowly over and Joao Mario’s low shot went inches wide of the left post, much to the relief of an unmoving Gianluigi Buffon. Gagliardini also headed Ivan Perisic’s cross straight at Buffon. Mandzukic’s diving header was also just wide of the right upright, while Handanovic fingertipped Miralem Pjanic’s free kick onto the crossbar seconds before Cuadrado gave Juve the lead, firing the resulting corner into the top right. Handanovic kept Inter in the match in the second half with saves from Pjanic, Gonzalo Higuain and Mandzukic, but the Nerazzurri struggled to carve out opportunities to equalise. Perisic was sent off for dissent in stoppage time. RESULTSlast_img read more