Hazard returns from injury

first_imgRelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Zinedine Zidane is set to have Eden Hazard at his disposal once again, with the Real Madrid star recovering from his ankle injury in time for the clash with Celta Vigo on Sunday. The Belgian limped out of Real’s Champions League group clash with PSG in November after a slow start to life with the Spanish giants. Hazard has only one goal in 13 appearances this season and admitted he began the season overweight. As he takes to the field again after two months out, the former Chelsea star will be under pressure to impress after his £130 million summer move. “He’s going to need this week, which will be a long one,” Zidane said. “We’ll see him next weekend, I hope.” In his absence Real have overhauled Barcelona and distanced their rivals by three points at the top of LaLiga. However, a firing Hazard would be a huge boost to Zidane’s side ahead of restarting their Champions League campaign against Manchester City. Hazard was so often the difference for Chelsea in his 352 appearances in England, but is yet to show his devastating sharpness and quick feet in Spain. He still has a lot to prove to Madrid’s demanding fanbase, but City boss Pep Guardiola believes the star is not the one to blame for his sluggish start. “If he’s not playing well, something’s going on at Madrid because he is really good,” Guardiola told Spanish YouTuber DjMaRiiO. “Not a top player, another level above. What we saw in England… he is world class.”Tags: Celta VigoChampions LeagueEden HazardManchester CityReal MadridZinedine Zidanelast_img read more

Jamaica establishes task force to monitor US trade sanctions

first_imgThe Jamaican government has established a task force to address any fallout in bauxite operations from the decision of the United States to place sanctions on imported steel and aluminum.The task force is being established as the proposed sanctions could have an effect on the Russian owned company, UC Rusal, based in Jamaica.To examine “options and possibilities”Transport and Mining Minister, Robert Montague, said the taskforce will examine “options and possibilities” and would include representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Mining, Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Attorney General’s Chambers and the Jamaica Bauxite Institute.Consultations underwayThe sanctions, which were applied by the US on April 18, will affect operations at the Windalco plant in Ewarton.“We are consulting with the US Government, the Russian Embassy and UC Rusal. We will update the country in a more fulsome way very soon. Discussions are at a very delicate stage,” Montague said, adding “we are aware of some of the challenges but we cannot yet show our full hand. We have also moved to protect the interests of our citizens and their assets.”He said the Jamaican government has had a series of consultations with the stakeholders with three principles in mind: protecting the workers’ jobs; protecting the environment; and safeguarding the country’s economy.He told parliament that the government has revoked the mining permits around some of the lands at Kirkvine.Meanwhile, the European Union said Friday it plans to bring its case against new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum to the World Trade Organization (WTO).If that happens, the 28-nation EU would join China and India in triggering the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism over the American trade penalties.The EU has already prepared US$1.6 billion in retaliation against U.S. goods including steel, orange juice, motorcycles and bourbon whiskey.last_img read more

PACKIE STILL A HERO TO HOOPS FANS

first_imgPACKIE Bonner, Donegal’s goalkeeping legend, is still a hero to Celtic fans.As was witnessed when the Hoops travelled to Paisley at the weekend to play St Mirren.Celtic came away with a victory and extended their lead at the top of the SPL over Rangers to four points. Around 200 Celtic fans from Co Donegal were at the game.But none as famous as our Packie, the former Hoops keeper.He was give a rousing reception by the travelling fans.And by the look on his face, he certainly seemed to be enjoying himself. All hail, hail our Packie.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comPACKIE STILL A HERO TO HOOPS FANS was last modified: January 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CelticdonegalPackie Bonnerlast_img read more