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September 20, 2020
Chief executive Ian Ayre believes Steven Gerrard’s iconic status means he will always be part of Liverpool but the club want him to remain involved for the long term. Press Association The cost of the redevelopment has been funded internally by owners Fenway Sports Group in the form of a loan which will be paid back over five years. Ayre also expects new sponsorship opportunities to be generated by the stand with the possibility of naming rights for all or parts of the stand likely. And while crippling debt under the previous regime of Tom Hicks and George Gillett took the club to the brink of administration, there will be no impact on squad strengthening. “The funding has been put in place by the owners, we haven’t gone outside, and it will come in as a loan and that is great news because it minimises the cost and allows us to move very quickly,” he added. “It is an effective way rather than going to a bank and paying escalating interest prices. “It shouldn’t affect squad development as we built this economic model on the basis it was important to find a solution where we could maintain our level of investment throughout the build. “It can only improve once the construction is finished and the money is paid (off) then it is additional revenue so it is additional revenues to invest in the team. “It shouldn’t have any negative effect on investment in the football team. “That is why we do this. We obviously want more of our fans to come through the door each week but we want to compete at the highest level with our biggest competitors. “They have a bigger capacity and therefore bigger revenue so can invest bigger amounts so this is one of the final pieces in the jigsaw for us.” There have been protests at Anfield over ticket prices in recent weeks but Ayre insisted the new development would allow for a greater spread of prices. “We have said all along we recognise there needs to be some affordable pricing and tickets in the stadium – that is the case today and maybe there can be more of that,” he added. “It is about finding the right balance as transfer fees and wages are going up.” Ayre also confirmed the Hillsborough Memorial would be placed into storage and a temporary feature installed at the stadium until construction is completed. The 34-year-old captain is currently deliberating over the offer of a new contract to extend his stay beyond this summer when his current deal runs out. However, because the former England international has not immediately agreed to the offer, speculation has begun about whether he will still be at Anfield come next season. Ayre insists the club want him to remain and he expects the player’s legacy to live on. “We have a fantastic dialogue with Steven and his representatives,” said the Reds chief executive, speaking at an event to announce the £100million redevelopment of Anfield’s Main Stand will begin on Monday. “We have made an offer to Steven and we have to be respectful to him and where he is in his career. There is no pressure from our side. “The one thing I can say is he will always be a part of this football club whatever his decision. “He is an iconic part of this football club and we want to see him here for many years – and that is not just about his playing career. “He has been a fantastic servant to this football club and we don’t expect that to change. “If you ask Steven Gerrard he will say he wants to be here as long as he can.” While Ayre remains hopeful Gerrard will still be around to see the opening of the new stand with its 8,500 extra seats in the 2016-17 season, he stressed the expenditure on the infrastructure would not impact on manager Brendan Rodgers’ spending plans in the future.
September 18, 2020
By Brad Brooks, Eduardo SimõesSAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) – Nike Inc. is “very concerned” about a rape accusation against Brazilian soccer star Neymar, the world’s largest sportswear maker said yesterday, raising questions about its sponsorship of one of the sport’s most famous players.Neymar denies the allegation of rape and has said the woman was trying to extort him. The woman appeared on Brazilian TV on Wednesday and said Neymar raped her in a Paris hotel.Mastercard Inc. also cancelled a planned ad campaign featuring the star of the Brazilian national team and French club Paris Saint-Germain, Brazilian media reported yesterday.Mastercard said in a statement it was suspending its use of Neymar in advertising until the situation is “cleared up,” according to reports in Brazil’s three biggest newspapers. The Nike statement said; “We are very concerned by the allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”A press representative for Mastercard in Brazil confirmed to Reuters the company had planned a campaign to coincide with this month’s Copa America tournament, but she did not confirm a decision to suspend Neymar’s role.U.S. press representatives for the company did not immediately reply to requests for comment.A police report seen by Reuters showed that a woman had accused Neymar, 27, of raping her at a Paris hotel last month. Sao Paulo police are investigating the accusation.Following media reports on the matter, Neymar posted a long video on Instagram, in which he denied the accusations, said he was a victim of extortion and shared messages he exchanged with the alleged victim, including racy photos he had received.That led police in Rio de Janeiro to open an investigation into whether Neymar had committed a crime by posting those intimate pictures online.A press representative for Neymar did not respond to requests for comment on the Mastercard sponsorship on a Wednesday night interview his accuser gave the SBT TV station.“I was a victim of rape,” she said in her first on-camera interview since her accusation became public.She said that she and Neymar began exchanging private messages over social media, and that he paid for her flight to Paris and her hotel. She said the relationship was consensual at first, but that Neymar quickly became aggressive, began to hit her and forced her to have sex with him without the use of a condom, despite her telling him repeatedly to stop.Some of Neymar’s teammates have come out in support of him, but national team coach Tite declined to pass judgement on the matter.The Brazilian Football Confederation said yesterday that Neymar would be dropped from the national team for the Copa America because of an ankle injury suffered in a friendly match against Qatar earlier.
August 29, 2020
The Spanish international joined on a free transfer from West Ham in the summer transfer window and made his league debut replacing Alisson BeckerHe said: “[His experience] is the main thing, he knows what he is doing. He’s played a load of games, so he knows what it is about.“The reception he got [on Friday], I think he feels as though the supporters are already behind him.“Obviously when a keeper has to come off, it’s never too promising, so yes, I think everyone needs to get their head around [the fact] that he probably will be our keeper for the next few weeks and if so, then we have to live with that, embrace that and I’m sure he will learn from us.“We will be able to make good connections with him and I think a lot of the lads have made bonds with him already because he’s such a good lad off the pitch.“He’s a great lad to have around and obviously he is playing now, that is good for him and us.”The Brazilian number one goalkeeper is set to be out for about 4-8 weeks which means he will miss the Super Cup tie against Premier League rivals, Chelsea. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed goalkeeper Alisson will be sidelined for the “next few weeks” with a calf injury.The Brazil international was subbed off in the 39th minute of Liverpool’s 4-1 win against Norwich in their Premier League opener on Friday.And Klopp expects to be without the Brazil international for a period of weeks.“[It’s] Not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” the boss told Liverpoolfc.com.“I don’t want to make now [an] exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday for sure, so now then we have to see. It takes a while, it takes a couple weeks for sure, and we have to see.“I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now, but he is not in for the next few weeks.”However, Liverpool right-back, Trent Alexander Arnold has backed substitute goalkeeper, and new signing, Adrian to fill in the gap left by the Copa America winner.FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Liverpool v Norwich City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – August 9, 2019, Liverpool’s Adrian celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
August 13, 2020
The Spanish international’s first clear opening was well saved by England World Cup hopeful Nick Pope low to his right.Pope, though, could arguably have done better when the opening goal arrived on 20 minutes as he punched Victor Moses’s cross into the onrushing Kevin Long and the ball ricocheted off the defender into his own net.Much worse was to come for Morata on the hour mark when he burst clear on goal, but, with just Pope to beat, side-footed wide of the target.That miss looked like it could be the turning point in the game when four minutes later Burnley levelled in fortuitous fashion.Joey Gudmundsson’s long-range effort was heading well wide until it deflected off Ashley Barnes to completely wrong-foot Chelsea ‘keeper Thibaut Courtois.Just minutes later, though, Chelsea retook the lead when Moses fired in low at Pope’s near post from Emerson Palmieri’s cross.Morata then stormed off the field in disgust at himself as he was replaced by Hazard for the final 20 minutes.But despite some delightful touches by the Belgian, Chelsea had to settle for victory by the finest of margins.At the King Power, Leicester manager Claude Puel took his revenge after Southampton sacked the Frenchman despite finishing eighth and reaching the League Cup final last season by pushing his former employers closer to the drop.In a game of few clear-cut chances, Shane Long had Southampton’s best effort as he was denied by a point-blank save by Leicester’s reserve goalkeeper Ben Hamer.At the other end, Alex McCarthy also made a smart stop from Jamie Vardy as Southampton at least stopped a run of four straight league defeats.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea kept their outside chances of chasing down Tottenham Hotspur for a place in next season’s Champions League alive as a much-changed side secured a 2-1 win at Burnley.At the other end of the table, Southampton crept closer to relegation as a 0-0 draw at Leicester leaves the Saints still four points off safety with just four games remaining to save themselves.Chelsea closed to within five points of fourth-placed Spurs, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men also have a kinder run in than their London rivals.Southampton and Chelsea meet for the second time in eight days in a FA Cup semi-final on Sunday after Antonio Conte’s side came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at St. Mary’s on Saturday.And with the Cup representing Chelsea’s last chance at silverware this season, Conte left Eden Hazard and Willian on the bench as Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata started together up front for the first time.Burnley’s opening day 3-2 win at Stamford Bridge was an early indicator as to how the season would develop for both sides with Sean Dyche’s side now dreaming of qualifying for European competition for the first time since 1967.However, Burnley’s hopes of leapfrogging Arsenal into sixth were dealt a blow by a first defeat in seven games. Conte has lamented Chelsea’s inability to take their chances all season, and it was another night to forget for club record signing Morata as he passed up a host of opportunities to score just his third goal of 2018.
August 12, 2020
Police identified the young woman killed by a falling tree branch in Boca Raton on Saturday as 23-year-old Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson.Jacobson had been out for a walk in her Bocca Teeca neighborhood when the tragic accident occurred.Meteorologists reported gusts of up to 35 mph and sustained winds of 23 mph on that day.Boca Raton Fire rescue says Jacobson was found dead at the scene.The incident was then handed over to the police.According to her mother, Jacobson was a graduate of Florida Atlantic University Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, and recently obtained her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University.Jacobson’s family established a scholarship in her honor called “The Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship.”The scholarship “will fund educational opportunities for young people. Contributions can be made to Friends of Youth Services, Inc., indicating funding for the Alyssa Sangeeta Jacobson Scholarship. Checks can be mailed to 50 S. Military Trail, Ste. 203, West Palm Beach, FL. 33415, or via PayPal at friendsofyouthservices.com.”
August 12, 2020
The top Republican in the Senate will speak this morning about President Trump’s impeachment. The House voted yesterday to impeach Trump on two articles — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’ll take to the Senate floor in the morning. He called the impeachment “precedent-breaking.” Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not committing to sending articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate right away.After the House voted to impeach Trump on two articles Wednesday, Pelosi suggested she could hold off on sending over the articles until Senate Republicans say they’ll hold a fair trial. Pelosi criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying he wouldn’t be an impartial juror in the Senate trial.
August 12, 2020
A Florida woman allegedly threw a bucket of human feces at her landlord.59-year-old Joanne Mercader first told deputies that her landlord first assaulted her with feces, according to an arrest report from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.“She took the poop and she rubbed it on my face,” Mercader told the deputy.A deputy’s body camera showed her face covered with dried human waste while showing the landlords face dripping with wet feces.Mercader then changed her story and told deputies she only intended to throw a bucket of water on the landlord.The deputy said Mercader’s story still didn’t add up. Officials arrested her and charged her with batter on a person over the age of 65.
August 12, 2020
The Palm Beach County School Board unanimously approved plans to deal with growing attendance Jupiter High School that is already overcapacity by nearly 600 students.The project has to move quickly to have 26 modular classrooms ready for students in August at a cost of more than $16 million.Board member Barbara McQuinn says the state has made it clear there’s no plans or money on the way to build a new school to alleviate the problem.“And so being geographically such a large county we go west out to the Glades then we go to the ocean and we’re landlocked over there. We don’t have any place to go,” said McQuinn.The district is looking to build 26 classrooms on the 40,000-square-foot site currently used for the agriculture lab.The school is the second most crowded school in the Palm Beach County District, behind Forest Hill High School.
August 12, 2020
Courtesy of our partners at WPTV:FHP was in pursuit of a black SUV heading towards two security checkpoints at Mar-a-Lago around 11:40 a.m. when it breached both security checkpoints heading towards the main entrance, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Officials discharged their firearms at the vehicle, PBSO said.The vehicle continued while being pursued by the Florida Highway Patrol and a PBSO helicopter.The vehicle has been located and two people are currently in custody, officials said.President Trump is not in town. He is scheduled to arrive Friday evening.This is a breaking story and will be updated.More information from WPTV here.