Transfers Neymar to Real Madrid links nothing but hot air, insists Mbappe Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 19:36 4/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Transfers Real Madrid PSG Ligue 1 Primera División Neymar Kylian Mbappé The Brazilian is reported to be a target for Real Madrid, though his attacking partner in Paris is convinced it is mere speculation Rumours linking Neymar with a move to Real Madrid at the end of this season are “nothing but hot air”, according to his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe.Neymar has only been at the Parc des Princes since PSG smashed the world transfer record to bring him in from Barcelona in August.But not long after his €222 million move was complete, speculation connecting him with a return to Spain and Barca’s bitter rivals Madrid started to circulate. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madrid have continued to be linked with the Brazil star – who is currently out injured – in the Spanish media, but Mbappe is adamant it is all just speculation.When asked whether Neymar might leave, Mbappe told Telefoot : “It’s nothing but hot air.”Neymar sends me messages, gives me news. I wished him a good World Cup, but not to win it.”Of course, I have the goal of winning the World Cup. It’s even a dream. If we progress well, we can achieve something.”Mbappe’s coach Unai Emery is expected to leave PSG at the end of the season when his contract expires, likely a consequence of the club’s underwhelming performance in the Champions League for a second season running.Though Mbappe does not see the situation as cut and dry as some, he is adamant this has still been a good season as they march on towards the Ligue 1 title after lifting the Coupe de la Ligue on Saturday.MVP #PSGASM #ICICESTPARIS pic.twitter.com/EZD6OJo1YV — Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) March 31, 2018 “I’m not sure that Emery will leave, even if he is at the end of his contract,” Mbappe added.”I don’t know if he talks to the club. We’ll see who will replace him if he leaves, but he is not leaving at the moment.”With PSG it’s a good season, even if we failed in Champions League. It will serve us well for next year, I hope. We will never forget it, that’s football. We simply didn’t deserve to progress.”
Published on April 18, 2014 at 11:13 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb The flashes of the future were interspersed during an afternoon filled with bubble screens.A 64-yard hook-up from Austin Wilson to Brisly Estime down the middle. A 54-yard completion from Wilson to Ashton Broyld, on a screen. An 18-yard connection from Mitch Kimble to Jeremiah Kobena, who ran all the way across the field before a Kendall Moore comeback block sprung him into the end zone.As a whole, the offense was just as simple as offensive coordinator George McDonald hinted it would be on Tuesday.But the glimpses of McDonald’s “full-bore blast” offense were there. And starting quarterback Terrel Hunt said there are plenty more to come.“There’s a ton of downfield stuff,” Hunt said. “I was a little upset because I didn’t realize we were on TV, so we didn’t want to show everything. I was a little frustrated like, ‘What’s going on?’ But then (McDonald) explained it to me.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHunt, McDonald and Co. left the 4,071 Syracuse fans in the Carrier Dome likely wanting to see more from the offense, but did enough to beat the defense 34-27 in Syracuse’s Spring Game on Saturday. Due to a banged-up offensive line, SU head coach Scott Shafer elected for an offense-versus-defense format — with a halftime punting challenge from Riley Dixon —rather than the Team White vs. Team Orange system the team has used in the past.Hunt finished 12-of-15 for 95 yards, orchestrating three first-half series, while Broyld hauled in eight catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns. The rising sophomore Wilson stole the show, completing all six of his passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns.“We got a lot of plays. We didn’t want to show the world what we’ve got, yet, because we don’t want anybody trying to steal our stuff,” Broyld said. “Right now we’re just working on the little things. The dinks and dunks, the get-the-first-down type plays. That’s what we’re getting good at.”There were dinks and dunks aplenty in the first half as the offense took a 17-5 lead into halftime behind a quick toss from freshman quarterback A.J. Long to Broyld on the right side and a well-placed fade from Kimble to Kobena.Junior kicker Alex Hodgkinson, who was brought on last year following Ryan Norton’s one-game suspension, connected on a 27-yard field goal and both PATs.After Dixon placed two of his four halftime punts inside the 10-yard line and one inside the 5 to bring the defense within 17-12, the offense stalled out on three straight drives.The first-down denials, valued at three points each, pushed the defense ahead 21-17.“I wanted to play more, but it was about just going out there and executing,” Hunt said.In his place, Long took the first two series and Kimble the third.Cornerbacks jumped screens. Ron Thompson sacked Long — they played touch for the quarterbacks — and Kimble fared no better.It wasn’t until Wilson hit Broyld on a 32-yard fly down the right side that the offense was reinvigorated.Two plays later, Kobena took a bubble screen for the circus touchdown.“We’re just trying to get the ball in space to our players,” McDonald said. “So if it’s a screen or a down-the-field shot, we’re really just trying to create one-on-one matchups across the field and just let our guys go out and play.”Estime showcased that best two possessions later, outrunning Julian Whigham on a post for 64 yards. A Hodgkinson 28-yarder finished the scoring for the offense.In total, McDonald said the unit churned out 79 plays.The pace was there. The potency is yet to be unveiled. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Judges may not participate in state seatbelt campaignMark D. Killian Managing Editor A judge may not participate in an advertising campaign encouraging the use of child restraint seats and seat belts, according to the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee. The committee also recently held that a retired judge who has removed his name from the list for senior judge assignments may take part in his son’s judicial campaign. Advertising The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is planning an ad campaign called “Judges Love Kids Too!” to advance public education through a program known as the “Child Restraint Offender Program.” Opinion Number: 01-03 The department has solicited judges to use their names and photographs on printed cards to be circulated by the judges themselves at “community events, kept in your office or used as an education tool to inform your constituents about the Florida child passenger safety law and the [CROP] option.” The committee said the activity would provide judges with state-funded literature, portraying the judges in a very favorable pro-enforcement posture and that would not promote the integrity and independence of the judiciary. The committee also said an appearance of impropriety would arise if a judge participated and thereafter presided over a trial involving a person who has been issued a ticket for failing to protect a child in a seat restraint. “Such a defendant could easily have a reasonable concern about receiving a fair trial before the same judge who has personally appeared in a photo ad singling out this particular law for special emphasis,” the committee said, adding the same could be a problem in cases where drivers have had their licenses revoked or suspended by the department and now seek relief in the courts against the department. The panel also said department employees appear regularly as witnesses or litigants. “The appearance of partiality is of the greatest concern to the committee,” the panel said. “The public must be assured when litigating against a governmental agency that the fact finder (in most cases the judge) is impartial.” A minority of the committee dissented, believing the goals of the program are sufficient to avoid the concerns. They believe that the use of public funds and the educational nature of the project are sufficient to assuage any concerns the public may have regarding the impartiality of the judges involved. Retired Judges A retired judge who has removed his named from the list for senior judge assignments may take part in his son’s judicial campaign by providing advice and making financial contributions. Opinion Number: 01-04 May 15, 2001 Managing Editor Regular News Judges may not participate in state seatbelt campaign The committee said a retired judge eligible for recall must comply with almost all provisions of the Code of Judicial Conduct, which would prohibit participating in the campaign. However, the panel said, the code specifically provides that if a retired judge does not desire to be assigned to judicial service, such a judge may engage in the practice of law and is entitled to all the rights of an attorney and no longer subject to the code. “In the present inquiry, the retired judge has stated that he does not desire to be assigned to judicial service,” the committee said. “Provided that the judge formally communicates this to the Florida Supreme Court, he will then find himself in the situation of any other attorney.” Questions of propriety would quite obviously arise were a retired judge to change status merely to coincide with the campaign season, the panel said. The retired judge also should “take great care” not to use the title judge, nor allow the title to be utilized, in connection with any political campaign. The Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee is expressly charged with rendering advisory opinions interpreting the application of the Code of Judicial Conduct to specific circumstances confronting or affecting a judge or judicial candidate. Its opinions are advisory, and conduct that is consistent with an opinion may be evidence of good faith on the part of the judge, but the Judicial Qualifications Commission is not bound by the committee’s interpretive opinions. The full text of the committee’s opinions is available on the Supreme Court’s website at www.flcourts.org. Once there, click on the “Judges’ Page” link in the left-hand column.
New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will ask SP MP Azam Khan to apologise on the floor of the House for his sexist remarks against BJP member Rama Devi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said Friday. In a meeting of floor leaders of all parties chaired by the Lok Sabha Speaker, it was decided that Khan should apologise or face action. “The Speaker will ask Azam Khan to apologise over his comments made against Rama Devi without any condition in the House. If he does not do so, the Speaker has been authorised to take action against him,” Joshi said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Several women MPs cutting across party lines have also written to the Speaker demanding stringent action against Khan. Rama Devi said he should be suspended for entire five years from Lok Sabha. Earlier, women members in Lok Sabha on Friday spoke in one voice condemning Khan for his sexist remarks and demanded that he apologise or else he should be suspended from the House. During Zero Hour, Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani said Khan’s remarks in Lok Sabha on Thursday during the debate on triple talaq bill were a “blot” on all legislators, including men.