[Football] L’AS Rome sur le point d’être vendue

first_img Partager L’AS Rome devrait être vendue dans les prochains jours par son propriétaire James Pallotta à un autre homme d’affaires américain, Dan Friedkin, assurent dimanche plusieurs médias sportifs italiens.Les dirigeants de la Roma, actuellement quatrième du championnat d’Italie et demi-finaliste de la Ligue des champions en 2018, avaient reconnu fin-novembre des “discussions préliminaires” avec “de potentiels investisseurs” intéressés par une prise de participation dans le club.Selon la Gazzetta dello Sport, ces discussions se sont accélérées ces derniers jours et “le magnat texan (Dan Friedkin) devrait devenir rapidement le nouveau président du club giallorosso en reprenant la majorité des actions de l’actuel n°1 James Pallotta”. Toujours selon la Gazzetta, “la vente sera formalisée dans les premiers jours de janvier mais l’affaire est désormais faite”. Le montant de la vente est estimée entre 750 millions et un milliard d’euros selon différents médias italiens. Dan Friedkin est à la tête du Friedkin Group, un consortium de services financiers. James Pallotta est de son côté depuis 2012 le propriétaire et président de la Roma. Dès cette date, il a lancé un projet de nouveau stade, qui est aujourd’hui au point mort. Depuis l’arrivée de Pallotta, la Roma n’a pas remporté le moindre trophée. Rarement présent en Italie, le milliardaire américain est impopulaire parmi les tifosi du club, qui lui reprochent notamment la gestion des cas Totti et De Rossi, joueurs iconiques du club, tous deux poussés vers la sortie.LQ/AFPlast_img read more

[Cyclisme] La Colmiane sera le sommet de Paris-Nice

first_imgLe chrono, limité à 15,1 kilomètres, interviendra le 11 mars, au quatrième jour de course, avant la traditionnelle arrivée au sommet qui sera jugée dans la station de La Colmiane, comme en 2018. Trois Luxembourgeois devraient être au départ, Bob Jungels (Deceuninck-Quick Ste), Jempy Drucker (BORA-Hansgrohe) et Alex Kirsch (Trek-Segafredo).Paris-Nice, la première grande course par étapes de la saison cycliste, offrira en mars un contre-la-montre sur les terres de Julian Alaphilippe, à Saint-Amand-Monrond (Cher), la ville de naissance du héros du dernier Tour de France, ont annoncé mercredi les organisateurs. Partagercenter_img Le départ sera donné à Plaisir, dans le département des Yvelines qui accueille traditionnellement le coup d’envoi de la “course au soleil”. La dernière étape, au tracé modifié par rapport aux années passées, sera courue en boucle autour de Nice, la ville qui sera le théâtre fin juin du Grand départ du Tour de France.Le Colombien Egan Bernal, vainqueur sortant, le Slovène Primoz Roglic et Thibaut Pinot sont annoncés au départ.Lors de la présentation de la 78e édition, tenue à Versailles, son directeur Christian Prudhomme a confirmé la participation de vingt-deux équipes, les dix-neuf du WorldTour et les trois invitées (Arkea-Samsic, Nippo-Delko, Total DE).Les étapes:8 mars: 1re étape Plaisir (Yvelines) – Plaisir, 154 km9 mars: 2e étape Chevreuse (Yvelines) – Chalette-sur-Loing (Loiret), 166,5 km10 mars: 3e étape Chalette-sur-Loing (Loiret) – La Châtre (Indre), 212,5 km11 mars: 4e étape Saint-Amand-Montrond (Cher) – Saint-Amand-Montrond, 15,1 km (contre-la-montre individuel)12 mars: 5e étape Gannat (Allier) – La Côte-Saint-André (Isère), 227 km13 mars: 6e étape Sorgues (Vaucluse) – Apt (Vaucluse), 160,5 km14 mars: 7e étape Nice – Valdeblore La Colmiane (Alpes-Maritimes), 166,5 km15 mars: 8e étape Nice – Nice, 113,5 kmlast_img read more

MCSS to Focus on School Feeding Program

first_imgThe Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) has disclosed a plan to focus on a school feeding program in the coming academic year as a means of attracting more students and keeping them in school.MCSS Superintendent, Benjamin Adolphus Jacobs, made the disclosure on Thursday at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT) regular Ebola Hour press briefing.According to him, MCSS will prioritize the school feeding program to help increase students attendance at school.“The school-feeding program in the upcoming year,” he said, “will to help boost the reflection of learning for the children at the various MCSS campuses as well as increase   enrollment.”“No one can learn on an empty stomach, especially the little ones. Many of them will come to school in the morning hungry and weak and cannot respond to their teachers, even at question time. Many of them will not ask questions and sometimes leave campus during recess and run home because of food, Mr. Jacobs stressed.He explained that, many of the school going children were appearing in the classroom without eating anything at home, which he said was causing serious problems in keeping them focused on learning.The MCSS Superintendent further explained that, “due to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus and the issue of breaking the transmission, his administration is hoping to run three shifts, morning, evening and night, as a mean of reducing over crowdedness in the classroom.“We will also have Thermometers testing students and teachers on campus.”He continued, “We are securing vehicles for the three region, Central Monrovia, Sinkor and Bushrod Island, to help in carrying any sick person, both teachers and students, for treatment. “We will have one room reserved on each campus to have the person there before hospital attention is provided.”According to him, they will conduct workshops for teachers and students before the official opening of school and will also observe all Ebola preventive measures on campuses and will have rooms reserved for any outbreak of the disease. He further explained, “We are training guidance counselors for most of our schools that will help to guide many of our students in their learning process. We are also hoping to construct hand-pumps on some of our campuses as a way of improving sanitation.The MCSS Superintendent also disclosed that the counselors will be helping students who are not academically sound and will be guiding them and making sure that such students attend vocational institutions.He disclosed that schools might open in late January or February and close in the late August or September. “We are also working on classes running from Monday to Saturday if all goes well and the Ministry of Education will come up with a position.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

BIKE HIRE COMPANY CLAIMS IT IS BEING PUT OUT OF BUSINESS BY VANDALS

first_imgThe owners of a Donegal bike hire company claims it is the victim of a campaign of intimidation and sabotage aimed at putting it out of business.BIKE IT is being forced out of business.Bike It, which is based in Dungloe, was set up last year to give tourists a chance to see The Rosses by bike.But the company claims there has been a “sustained campaign” to close them down. They claim that a number of expensive advertising signs have been pulled down and broken up while thousands of leaflets advertising the business have also gone missing.Owner Michael Connolly, who runs the business with his sons, says he is completed frustrated by what has happened.The matters have been reported to Gardai and he is asking whoever is responsible to stop.“My sons and I put a lot of time and effort into providing a service for tourists to the area and are extremely disappointed at the attitude and behaviour of some individuals whose only intention is to vandalise and destroy the efforts of others who are trying to make a contribution to the local community. “We were given permission by the local town committee to advertise our business from the local tourist office which we were very grateful for.“We erected a sign outside the door of the tourist office door which was well secured to the wall and within hours it was ripped down. Other signs have gone missing from various other locations also.“The matter is been investigated by the Gardai and I am appealing to the public for any information relating to this crime,” he said. BIKE HIRE COMPANY CLAIMS IT IS BEING PUT OUT OF BUSINESS BY VANDALS was last modified: July 30th, 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:Bike Itdonegaldungloesabotagetourslast_img read more