Supreme Court sides with Germany in Nazi-era art dispute

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court’s ruling in a multimillion-dollar dispute over a collection of religious artworks will make it harder for some lawsuits to be tried in U.S. courts over claims that property was taken from Jews during the Nazi era. The justices sided with Germany in a dispute involving the heirs of Jewish art dealers and the 1935 sale of a collection of medieval Christian artwork called the Guelph Treasure. The collection is said to now be worth at least $250 million. The heirs argued that their relatives were forced to sell the collection for below market value. Germany and the state-run foundation that owns the collection disagreed. They argued the case didn’t belong in American courts.last_img

Feds: 3 Drone Sightings Near JFK Since Sunday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating three drone sightings near John F. Kennedy International Airport since Sunday, including one that was spotted by a JetBlue airline pilot two miles from the runway.All three sightings were reported by commercial pilots who noticed the unmanned aircraft while making their final approach to JFK, which is located on the New York City side of the Queens-Nassau County border, the FAA said.On Sunday, a Delta Air Lines pilot and a Virgin Atlantic pilot reported seeing a drone approximately 10 miles from Runway 22 Left after 8 p.m., flying between 2,000 and 3,000 feet, the FAA said.Nassau County police Insp. Kenneth Lack, the department’s chief spokesman, said the Aviation Bureau responded Sunday but did not observe any drones. Another drone was spotted on Wednesday, this time by a JetBlue pilot, who noticed the aircraft when the JetBlue flight was only two miles from Runway 31 Right at 1:50 p.m.The drones did not appear to pose a danger to the commercial airliners. The reports the FAA received did not indicate that any of the pilots took evasive action, and all three flights landed safely.Under FAA guidelines, unmanned aircraft are not to fly above 400 feet or near airports and air traffic, and must be within sight of the operator.The government is receiving near daily reports of drone sightings, according to a recent Associated Press report.The FBI, which also investigates drone sightings, could not be reached for comment.The agency is also investigating a March 2013 incident in which a drone nearly collided with a commercial airliner over southwestern Nassau County.last_img read more

CUNA highlights credit unions that put philosophy into action

first_imgThe Louise Herring award, named for one of the original signers of the 1934 constitution that created CUNA, recognizes credit unions that do an extraordinary job incorporating credit union philosophy into daily operations.This year’s winning credit unions’ good works include:Stopping the free fall of home values in Detroit—one home repair loan at a time;Saving members nearly $3.4 million through a “Golden Savings Pig” loan refinancing program;Designing a checking account for millennials to make financial services easy, convenient, educational, and more transparent; andLaunching “Payment Perks” to encourage members to make on-time loan payments. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Coltrane Day Hopes to Hit All the High Notes to Restore Trane’s Dix Hills Home

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Some of the best-known jazz musicians in the world will be taking center stage July 23 as Heckscher Park in Huntington hosts the second annual Coltrane Day Music Festival. The musical genres range from jazz to funk, blues, hip-hop, reggae and gospel, promising something to please every ear. Proceeds from the all-day event will help to restore John Coltrane’s Dix Hills home, where he composed his iconic masterpiece A Love Supreme.Who will be attending the Coltrane Jazz Festival?Among the many luminaries on the lineup is the great drummer Roy Haynes, a living legend, whose stellar career as a “hard swinger” includes stints with Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, to name a few. Grammy Award-winner Randy Brecker, an innovative jazz-rock trumpeter and composer, has recorded with the likes of James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Frank Sinatra. Saxophonist Charles Neville is the second-oldest of the Neville Brothers, the great family band that put New Orleans music on the map of American pop culture. Michelle Coltrane, the only daughter of Alice and John Coltrane, is an internationally known vocalist, arranger and band leader. The Firey String Sistas features Nioka Workman on cello, Mala Waldron on piano and vocals, Marlene Rice on violin, Melissa Slocum on base, and Dorota Piotrowska on percussion.“Not only are Nioka and Mala tremendous musicians, but they’re also daughters of music giants who actually played and recorded with John Coltrane,” said Ron Stein, president of the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, a not-for-profit organization. Nioka’s father was the famous bassist Reggie Workman. Mala’s dad is Mal Waldron, the acclaimed pianist and composer. Another claim to fame: Her godmother was Billie Holiday.“One thing we’re trying to do is elevate the role of women in music,” said Stein. “Alice was one of the few female musicians who actually succeeded on the stage not behind the microphone. She was one of the great piano players of her generation, and to this day considered one of the greatest jazz harp players who lived. She was very influential in bringing the Eastern religious music of India to the rock music world.”‘Building community through music’Besides the eclectic roster of talented performers that includes students and professional musicians, there will be more than a dozen workshops and community jams to make it a full day of inspired music, bringing a wide range of people together, just the way Alice Coltrane intended.“This year’s theme—Building Community Through Music—reminds us that nothing brings people together and connects us like music,” said Stein. Last year’s concert celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of Coltrane’s jazz breakthrough, which he’d composed at the Dix Hills home.The Coltrane House in Dix Hills, which a non-profit dedicated to preserving the site is seeking a federal designation. (Spencer Rumsey/Long Island Press)The house could use a lot of love itself, to put it mildly. In 2011 the National Trust for Historic Preservation put the former Coltrane residence on its list of the “Eleven-Most Endangered Properties” in the United States. Abandoned for two years before Huntington Town acquired the property in 2005, it had suffered extensive damage. But since then, with dedication and determination, volunteers and preservationists on the board have stabilized its condition and stopped its deterioration.Now the group is hoping to take it to the next level.“We’re in the running to become a National Treasure,” says Stein, proudly.Representatives of the National Trust have taken a keen interest in the Coltrane house, donating $5,000 last year, touring the site, and requesting more information to help them make their decision.What would this designation mean?“It opens the keys to the kingdom, so to speak,” said Stein. “It adds a level of credibility to the effort, because one of the problems that we are experiencing now, despite the fact that we’ve been doing this for a number of years, and despite the experience of some of the board members, is that we’re still seen as a non-profit startup by many organizations because we haven’t been…around raising big dollars year after year after year.”The recognition could help this Coltrane organization take giant steps, Stein says, putting them in touch with high-end donors and those with the technical capacity and skills to transform the place into the culturally significant destination the group has long envisioned. Stein hopes to find out within the next few months if they made the grade. Proceeds from the Coltrane Day will go toward their capital campaign. They hope to raise approximately $2 million, whether in “real dollars or in in-kind dollars to try to move the restoration forward,” Stein says.One of the toughest issues at the Dix Hills house has been getting rid of mold.“We have literally taken apart the top two stories completely,” Stein said. Preservationists carefully labeled and removed every object that had historical significance and put the materials in storage while the house is being cleaned. The next target is the basement, where Alice and John Coltrane set up their recording studio.“Once we get the basement fully cleaned and the mold remediated, then we can actually start to piece the house together again,” Stein says. “That’s the reason we’re going to be pushing our capital campaign.”Following the Tesla modelThe designation won’t bring in a lot of money by itself, Stein says, but it will raise the Coltrane Home in Dix Hill’s profile. In the meantime, his group has been trying to get some funding support from Albany, where they were thwarted last year due to a computer glitch that nixed their grant application.“We’ve been working hard to develop relationships with many state legislators,” said Stein. “We have broad support among the business community, and I would be very surprised if we do not get a good amount of support from the state this year.”He said the Coltrane Home organization wants to emulate the success that the non-profit group known as Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe has had trying to develop the site in Shoreham where Nikola Tesla intended to make electricity freely available to the world, an effort documented by the award-winning film, Tower to the People. In honor of the visionary inventor’s 160th birthday on July 10, the center hosted an event that was linked live to the Nikola Tesla Museum celebration in Belgrade, Serbia, Tesla’s native country. Thanks to the efforts of this Long Island group, Tesla’s last remaining laboratory was saved from destruction and preserved, with the future intention of turning the property into a science and technology center and museum.“We would love to follow that model,” Stein said.In 1964 John and Alice Coltrane bought their Huntington house. The great jazz musician died from liver cancer on July 17, 1967, at Huntington Hospital, and was buried at Pinelawn Cemetery in Farmingdale. His wife sold the place in 1972 and moved to California. Today, a Coltrane statue stands in High Point, N.C., where the musician grew up. His home in Philadelphia, where he lived from 1952 until 1958 when he moved to New York City, is a National Historic Landmark, but it’s not open to the general public. The goal of the Friends of the Coltrane Home is to create a world-renowned center that honors Trane’s career the way the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens, honors the iconic horn-player known as Satchmo. Stein said that Michael Cogswell, executive director at the Armstrong museum, has played an important part in their planning, Stein said.This day and night of music gets them closer to opening the door so Coltrane fans can feel the love firsthand.To find out more about the upcoming Coltrane Day Music Festival, which runs from noon to 10:30 p.m. July 23 at Heckscher Park in Huntington Village, click here. The rain date is Sunday, July 24. $10 admission donation for adults.last_img read more

Long Island 9/11 Memorial Events Set for 15th Anniversary

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks is being remembered at memorial events across Long Island, which was home to about 500 of the more than 2,750 victims from the collapse of the World Trade Towers.Vigils large and small will be held at local 9/11 memorial sites and other venues leading up to Sunday, as well as during and after the exact times four hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a field in Shanksville, Penn.What follows are more than a dozen events planned across Nassau and Suffolk counties:Sunset Candlelight and Remembrance CeremonyThe ceremony will include family members reading the names of Nassau County residents who lost their lives in the attacks. 9/11 Memorial, Eisenhower Park Field 6, Hemptead Tpke., East Meadow. nassaucountyny.gov 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.Memorial ServiceHorton Hall, SUNY Farmingdale College, Farmingdale. calendar.farmingdale.edu 10 a.m. Sept. 9.9/11 MemorialPay tribute in honor and memory to all those lost, all those saved, and all those who gave of themselves. Hofstra University Labyrinth, CV Starr Hall Courtyard, Hempstead. events.hofstra.edu 11 a.m. Sept. 9.Memorial ServiceA remembrance service by the sea. Point Lookout Beach, Lido Blvd., Point Lookout. toh.li/events 7:30 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial CeremonyFifteenth Anniversary September 11th Memorial Service. Mary Jane Davies Green, Plandome Road, Manhasset. northhempsteadny.gov 8 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial ServiceH. Lee Dennison Building, 9/11 Memorial Site, 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Hauppauge. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11.9/11 TributesOfficials, clergy and veterans will gather to take a moment to remember those lives lost on 9/11. Long Beach Recreation Center Parking Lot. longbeachny.gov 8 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial ServiceVeteran’s Memorial Park, Islip Town Hall, 655 Main St., Islip. townofislip-ny.gov 9 a.m. Sept. 11.September 11th AnniversaryService honoring emergency service workers. Farmingdale United Methodist Church, 407 Main Street, Farmingdale. farmingdaleumc.org 9:30 a.m. Sept. 11.Memorial ServiceSetauket Fire Department Station 3, Nicolls Road, Setauket. setauketfd.com 10 a.m. Sept. 11.9/11 RemembranceMembers of the Long Beach Community will gather for a 9/11-remembrance service. Virginia Avenue Remembrance Garden, Long Beach. 11 a.m. Sept. 11.9/11 Remembrance 15th AnniversaryShowing of Liberty Street: Alive at Ground Zero. A documentary showing never-before-seen footage of  the 9/11 attacks and the aftermath. $10 for members, $15 for public. 423 Park Ave, Huntington. cinermaartscentre.org 2 p.m. Sept. 11.Dedication CeremonyThe Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce will be presenting a Memorial to 9/11. It will be dedicated to all those who died in the World Trade Center; and will be a monument to their memory. Plainview-Old Bethpage Library. 999 Old Country Road, Plainview. gofundme.com 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11.Memorial Service9/11 Memorial Park. Lynbrook Village Hall, 1 Columbus Dr., Lynbrook. www.lynbrookvillage.net 6 p.m. Sept. 11.September 11th ServiceMemorial Park behind East Rockaway Village Hall, 376 Atlantic Ave., East Rockaway. villageofeastrockaway.org 7 p.m. Sept. 11.Moonlight Memorial ServiceBagpipes, singers and other remembrances honoring those lost. Common Ground at Rotary Park, between Gillette and Candee avenues, Sayville. thecommonground.com 7 p.m. Sept. 11.Remembrance CeremonyMineola Memorial Park, Marcellus Road, Mineola. mineola-ny.gov 7 p.m. Sept. 11.9/11 FD TributeThe Long Beach Fire Department will be holding a ceremony to pay tribute to victims, and honor first responders. West Park Avenue at Lafayette Blvd. longbeachny.gov 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.9/11 ServiceSt. James Fire Department, 221 Jefferson Ave., St. James. 8 p.m. Sept. 11.An Evening of RemembranceSeptember 11th Candlelight Memorial, Reese Memorial Park, Church St., Malverne. malvernecommunity.com 8 p.m. Sept. 11.Reading of the NamesA ceremony honoring the first responders. Responders’ Memorial, Corner of Gibbs Pond Road and Smithtown Boulevard, Nesconset. respondersremembered.com 10 a.m. Sept. 17.–Compiled by Natalie Colopriscolast_img read more

Ian Wright criticises David Luiz for throwing Unai Emery under the bus after Arsenal beat Manchester United

first_imgIan Wright criticises David Luiz for throwing Unai Emery under the bus after Arsenal beat Manchester United ‘He’s saying he was sad, when you’re happy you can sleep for hours and stuff like that, I don’t know. It went a bit deep for me!‘But what it says to me is that they’re obviously a lot happier than they were.‘It’s good to listen to him, because he’s talking about the youngsters understanding what it takes now to be a player at a club trying to achieve stuff, how hard you have to work to get that and how hard you have to work to maintain that.’ Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 9:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares The Gunners are now tenth in the Premier League table (Picture: Getty)Reacting to Luiz’s comments, Arsenal legend Wright told Premier League Productions: ‘It seems to me like he’s saying something about the old manager and maybe the way that he set them up, the way they trained – maybe they didn’t enjoy it as much.center_img Solskjaer after 2-0 defeat: Arsenal played ‘really well’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:15FullscreenSolskjaer after 2-0 defeat: Arsenal played ‘really well’https://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-2-0-defeat-arsenal-played-really-well-2079548/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘He brings things and I believe in his philosophy. I think he can improve every single player. ‘In life when you are happy the results can be totally different.‘I always like to use the mantra, if you sleep happy you can sleep for hours, it’s better than sleeping sad for eight hours.‘If you work with happiness and believing what you are doing it is totally different, so I’m happy with everybody.‘But you need to understand our season is not there, we started very bad, I have to be honest, but things can change and there are still some titles to fight [for] and improvement for the team for the future.’ Advertisement Ian Wright thinks David Luiz crossed the line with his comments after Arsenal beat Manchester United (Picture: Getty/BT Sport)Ian Wright believes David Luiz ‘went a bit deep’ as he appeared to throw Unai Emery under the bus following Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United.Luiz produced an assured individual performance at the Emirates on Wednesday night as goals from Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos secured a comprehensive opening win for new head coach Mikel Arteta.The result saw the Gunners rise to tenth in the Premier League table, while United are now five points behind Chelsea in what’s becoming an enthralling race for a top-four finish.Arsenal’s players have thrown their support behind Arteta after a dismal start to the season under his predecessor, Emery, and Luiz aimed a not-so-subtle swipe at the latter in his post-match interview.ADVERTISEMENT Arteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:30FullscreenArteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-speaks-arsenal-beat-man-utd-2-0-2079544/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.The Brazilian admitted that Arteta has brought ‘happiness’ back to a dressing room which has been severely lacking in confidence over the last few months.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have to be honest and admit physically we are not ready, but you have to show heart and this team is ready to change a lot of things,’ Luiz told BT Sport.‘We showed that today and we are going to do big things in the future but step by step.‘Mikel Arteta is a great coach, he knows football, he was a great player. MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer accused of ‘copying’ Mikel Arteta’s tactics in Arsenal’s win against Manchester Unitedlast_img read more

Manly auction to sell ‘best of Brisbane’ house

first_imgThe view from the kitchen and dining area out to the back deck.The two level home they found has offered functional family living, as well as being a four minute walk from the foreshore and five minutes from Manly Village. “When you’ve got visitors from interstate, they’re downstairs with their own shower and at night time the family go upstairs to their private area.” Manly catches bayside breezes, keeping temperatures lower in summer.“We looked at a lot of houses and they didn’t make sense, the kitchen was upstairs, the pool downstairs,” Mr Beuermann said. This house at 120 Kingsley Terrace, Manly will go to auction on May 25 at 11am.IT WAS a layout that made sense in a part of Brisbane that handles summer better than most that drew the Beuermann family to 120 Kingsley Tce at Manly in 2016.Michael and Sheryl Beuermann had moved up from Melbourne with work and wanted to sample the ‘best of Brisbane’. >>>FOLLOW DEBRA BELA ON TWITTER<<< Renters, landlords: Whose responsibility is it? More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago The front view of 120 Kingsley Terrace, Manly.“If you’ve got kids, they have to come up wet to have dinner, it didn’t make sense.“With this place, the kitchen and family living area opened to the pool deck, and there’s a big expanse for the kids who are an arm’s grab away if there’s a problem.” MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Bedrooms are roomy with three of the four rooms having walk-in wardrobes.The family are relocating to Perth for their next chapter and RE/MAX Advantage Manly will take the property to auction on May 25 at 11am.“But we’ve got a place just north of Noosa and that’s where we’ll retire to,” he said.The house has a Balinese feel in keeping with the surrounding gardens and has been refreshed to promote its contemporary theme. WANT TO SEE MORE HOUSES FOR SALE IN MANLY? CHECK THEM OUT HERE. First home buyers show off reno The entrance opens to a large void with access to both levels.“There’s plenty of storage in our little girl’s room, and maybe, when we move, I’ll find my iPod,” he said.A fourth bedroom downstairs provides a private space for guests. Looking into the living areas from the back deck.Upstairs has a walkway to the master bedroom and retreat with a private deck, while behind, are two bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and the main bathroom.last_img read more

Phone signal jammers ‘last resort’ – BJMP

first_imgMondejar, meanwhile, saw nothing wrong withthe use of signal jammers at the IDJ. He said these devices in fact enhance thesecurity measures at the prison facility./PN ILOILO – “Last resort.” This was howSuperintendent Gilbert Peremne, assistant regional director for administrationof the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), described his office’sdecision to install cellphone signal jammers at the Iloilo District Jail (IDJ)in Barangay Nanga, Pototan town. Six signal jammers were installed at the IDJin June to prevent inmates with mobile phones from making outside transactionssuch as trafficking illegal drugs. This Nov. 19 the SP committees on Public Orderand Security, Transportation and Communication and Public Utilities will beconducting an ocular inspection at the IDJ. Representatives from the NationalTelecommunications Commission Region 6 would be joining the inspection, too.The focus would be the range or coverage of the signal jammers. “In the event the inspection would show thatthe coverage is over 20 meters, the SP could issue a resolution calling for itto be scaled down to only within the IDJ vicinity para indi maka-apekto sa mga residents sang Barangay Nanga,” said Mondejar. BJMP tried everything to stop the smuggling ofcontrabands such as illegal drugs and mobile phones into the prison facility,he said, such as inspecting jail visitors and the things they bring inside. For his part, Palabrica urged the localoffices of concerned government agencies – National TelecommunicationsCommission, Philippine National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, andBJMP – to draw up a plan to secure the IDJ but at the same time relieveBarangay Nanga residents of the inconvenience caused by the signal jammers. “This matter has serious implications on theeconomic and social life of residents in this barangay. They cannot optimizetheir livelihood activities or stay in contact with families and relativeselsewhere. Life nowadays is so dependent on cellular communications,” Palabricastressed. According to SP member June Mondejar,chairperson of the Committee on Public Order and Security, the inspectionshould settle the matter. “Residents within the 300-meter radius of thefacility cannot send text messages or make phone calls or use the internetadequately. The main center of the barangay which is 100 meters away isseverely affected, too. Official communication to other government agencies,especially in emergency situations, cannot be conducted 24/7,” lamentedPalabrica.center_img Peremne clarified that the BJMP nationalheadquarters is in fact requiring all jails with over 1,000 inmate-populationto have phone signal jammers. Last week, Palabrica said the signal jammerswere inconveniencing Barangay Nanga residents living nearby. Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) member MattPalabrica, however, slammed the move as a cover-up to the incompetence of jailguards to secure the prison facility. Signal jammers are not the answer to thenagging issue of drug or contraband control and apprehension, added Palabrica. Iloilo District Jail (IDJ) in Barangay Nanga, Pototan town. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The IDJ, designed to accommodate some 2,000inmates, currently has a population of 1,529, said Peremne. Peremne, however, insisted that the IDJ signaljamming devices have a radial coverage of 20 meters at the most. “The answer lies in the integrity andcompetence of the leadership and personnel of the BJMP,” he said.last_img read more

Messi loses ban appeal

first_imgRelatedPosts Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Messi scores twice in Barca friendly Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 The Argentine Football Association has failed with their appeal to CONMEBOL regarding Lionel Messi’s three-month ban following last summer’s Copa America.Messi was banned for three months from international matches and fined $50,000 in August after accusing South America’s governing body for football of “corruption”.The Barcelona forward criticised the officiating and members of CONMEBOL following Argentina’s semifinal loss to Brazil and after the third-place match against Chile but he later apologised.Messi, 32, avoided the Copa America medal ceremony in protest and later said Argentina “shouldn’t take part in this corruption.”Asked if he feared being suspended for his comments, he said: “The truth needed to be told.”Argentina sought to get Messi’s ban reduced but failed. The ruling means he cannot return to international play until November 3 and will therefore miss his country’s friendlies against Germany and Ecuador.Argentina face Germany on October 9 and then Ecuador on October 13. Tags: Argentine FACONMEBOLLionel Messilast_img read more

Adarabioyo: I’ll return a better player to Man City

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Man City top players test positive for coronavirus Tosin Adarabioyo has admitted that he’s loved his season with Rovers and believes he returns to parent club Manchester City a better player.Adarabioyo swapped the Etihad for Ewood almost a year ago, and certainly impressed with his calm displays in the back four throughout his 35 appearances in all competitions. His assured performances ensured that the towering defender quickly became a favourite with the fans, with his three goals also helping to cement a strong bond with the supporters in the stands.And looking back on his year in East Lancashire, the 22-year-old says he departs with the fondest of memories from his stay.“We were all disappointed that we didn’t get over the line and get into the play-offs, but looking back, I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club,” he told iFollow Rovers in his farewell interview.“We were desperate to get into the top six and it was heartbreaking that we couldn’t quite do it in the end.“It’s been a long season with everything that’s gone on, and it was mainly down to a few results as to why we didn’t get ourselves over that line. “It’s been a great experience to be amongst some great lads. On a personal level, I feel like I’ve had a lot of good performances and have shown people what I can do.“Last season I didn’t play at centre half as much as I’d have liked to, so I’m delighted to have played regular football at the heart of the back four.”His three goals helped the team to a trio of victories – over Sheffield Wednesday, Charlton Athletic and Bristol City.His goal against Wednesday was the first of his professional career, and really got his relationship with the supporters up and running.“The moment that stands out was the win over Sheffield Wednesday at home,” Adarabioyo admitted. “It was my first goal and then Bucko [John Buckley] went on to get that dramatic winner late on. “It was a goal that put us back into the game and helped us get the win, a great day for all of us.“I love our fans, they’ve given me lots of support and a lot of love ever since I walked theought the door. I’ve come here, I’ve had the song, which I really appreciate, it’s just a shame they haven’t been in stadiums for the final games.“I’m very thankful to them, they’ve been fantastic all season and I certainly wish them and everyone at the club all the very best for the future.”Tags: Blackburn RoversEithadManchester CityTosin Adarabioyolast_img read more