1st 2019 BVR on Tour leg kicks off at Puerto Galera

first_imgLATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Completing the men’s cast are Air Force’s Edwin Tolentino and Ruben Inaudito, National University’s Edward Camposano and James Buytrago, UST’s Rancel Varga and Ef Dimaculangan, FEU’s Kevin Hadlocon and Jose Javelona, RTU’s Carlo Sebastian and Antonio Torres and Philip Bagalay and Beneth Abellada.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Tan-Rodriguez partnership worked wonders claimed the gold medal in the Paraw Regatta National Women’s Beach Volleyball tournament in Iloilo last month.Other strong competitors are University of Santo Tomas women’s duos of Mer Jauculan and Derie Virtusio and Cara Rosales and MJ Ebro and the sister tandem of Roma Joy and Roma Mae Doromal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHigh intensity action is also expected in the men’s division with the other Visayan pair of Kevin Juban and Raphy Abanto and former UAAP champions KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto top contenders for the crown.Other women’s pairs are Air Force’s May Ann Pantino and Jossa Cabalsa, Angel Antipuesto and Mikaela Andres, FEU-Diliman’s Rizalie Amaro and Shiela Mae Kiseo, Lyann Louise de Guzman and Nikka Ann Medina, Rizal Technological University’s Mary Jean Ruiz and Jonna Mae de Lima. View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title University of Santo Tomas’ MJ Ebro will be one of the players to watch out in the BVR on Tour Amazing Puerto Galera Dreamwave Open which begins today at the Dreamwave White Beach in Puerto Galera. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe 2019 Beach Volleyball Republic Tour kicks off with its first leg at the famed white beaches of Puerto Galery this Saturday.Ten women’s and men’s teams, led by the pair of Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez for the distaff side and Jade Becaldo and Fort Llores for the men’s, will slug it out for the BVR on Tour title.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Thailand pulls out of 2020 Olympic weightlifting over doping Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

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4 hospitals receive $2M equipment donation

first_imgRepresentatives from the various hospitals receiving the donationsThe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC); Linden Hospital Complex (LHC); New Amsterdam Hospital and Suddie Hospital on Wednesday were the recipients of a $2 million donation, which will see the improvement of visual presentations to educate the public.The four hospitals were each presented with one 55-inch television, a DVD player, DVD recordings and wall mounts, which were donated by Dr Lorna Amsterdam. It was related that Dr Amsterdam has been donating equipment to a number of hospitals for just over a year.According to the representatives from the hospitals, the televisions will be placed in the waiting areas to educate patients on various health issues, while some would be placed in the ophthalmology department to bring awareness on the different optical conditions.The ceremony was attended by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, who noted in her remarks, “This is what we’re talking about, giving back to the community. They’re giving back in a very healthy way, because these instruments will be used to bring about awareness of various health issues and also to teach our patients some of the dos and don’ts in terms of keeping their bodies healthy and also keeping their families healthy.“It is all-encompassing with what the Ministry’s vision is; trying to ensure that we take health to the people and we want to express our sincere appreciation for these instruments,” she added.She also highlighted that the hospitals who are recipients of the equipment should value the contributions that were made and recognise that this addition would add value to the service which they are expected to provide to the public.The idea behind these contributions is to reach out to Guyanese and educate them on a disease that they may have or the guidelines that are necessary to prevent such diseases.last_img read more

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Amazonia Mall coming to Providence in 2020

first_imgThe East Bank of Demerara landscape is set to undergo a major transformation with the establishment of the United States (US) based Amazonia Mall, a state-of-the-art facility that will offer new experiences to locals and visitors.The project is currently under construction at Providence, EBD; a stone’s throw from the National Stadium. It is being spearheaded by one of Guyana’s most successful sportsmen, Ramnaresh Sarwan, and is expected to be completed in 2020.The 38-year-old former Guyana and West Indies cricketer turned entrepreneur said this is phase two of a project he started several years ago. Phase one included Massy Store, New Thriving Restaurant and Fitness53 Gym housed in oneAn artist’s impression of the Amazonia Mall in Guyanabuilding.“Construction (of phase two) started a few months ago, and we’re at the stage where we’ve completed the foundation and the flooring. In another four weeks or so, we will start seeing the erection of steel and so on. This has been long in planning, and I’m really happy that it is coming to fruition,” Sarwan explained.Caribbean Cinemas, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Optique Vision Care are the businesses already aligned to the project. According toConstruction works ongoing at Amazonia Mall in ProvidenceSarwan, a sports bar and lounge and a massive parking lot will also form part of phase two, which is expected to be completed by June 2020.The aim, the former Guyana and West Indies captain pointed out, is to provide a modern-day experience to Guyanese and tourists alike.“That was one of the main reasons we started the project and hopefully the way Guyana is going it will be able to modernise the country, and at least when people come to Guyana they would have good places to go and speak really good things about our country,” Sarwan stated.“Obviously, you want to offer the best service and ensure that people are very comfortable when they come to the facility. I think, most importantly, you want people to experience the kind of shopping stuff they experience abroad and we’re going to try our best to bring that to everyone.”Persons wanting further information on investment opportunities at the new facility can call 265-7271, visit the website www.amazoniamallgy.com or email info@amazoniamallgy.com.last_img read more

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Former Man City and Leicester midfielder joins Stade Rennais

first_img Gelson Fernandes 1 Former Manchester City and Leicester midfielder Gelson Fernandes has joined French side Stade Rennais.Fernandes has joined the Ligue 1 side from German club SC Freiburg, for a fee believed to be in the region of £1.2million.talkSPORT told you last month that Fernandes was seeking a move to France, with Lorient leading the chase at that time.However, Rennais have beaten off their rivals to secure Fernandes’ signature, making him their ninth summer signing.Rennais are now also the ninth club of the Switzerland international’s career and his sixth since 2010.The 27-year-old has signed a four-year contract with Rennais, who were runners-up in last season’s French Cup.last_img

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After 7 years, 109 wins, streak is over

first_imgJohnny Groene threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Josh Jones in OT for the winning score. Keith Hamberg sealed the victory with an interception for the Panthers (2-0), who forced overtime with a 1-yard TD run by Nick Gramke with 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Independence’s Robbie Ward missed a 48-yard field goal in the final seconds of regulation that would have won it. “We never could stop them,” Coach Tom Knotts told The Charlotte Observer. “We had our best on their best, and they made big plays … I told our team it was coming, and I hated to say I told you so. “We have been living dangerously, this season and last. We opened the door for everybody. Now it’s over. We didn’t make plays or force turnovers.” Independence (1-1) had not lost since falling, 34-31, to Shelby Crest exactly seven years earlier, on Sept. 1, 2000, when this year’s team was in elementary school. PREP FOOTBALL: Charlotte, N.C., school falls, ending nation’s longest run. By The Associated Press CINCINNATI – The streak is over at Charlotte Independence – 109 wins and seven years after it began. Cincinnati Elder ended the nation’s longest football winning streak with a 41-34 overtime victory over the North Carolina high school Saturday night in the Kirk Herbstreit Challenge. During the run, the Patriots – who have been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press state 4-A poll since the beginning of the 2001 season – became the first team to win seven straight state championships in North Carolina. Most of the wins weren’t close. Independence had beaten opponents during its win streak by an average of nearly 35 points per game entering the 2007 season. “It is going to be rough for a few days,” Knotts said. “Now we’ll go back to work on winning a state title.” The Patriots shattered the state record for consecutive wins, breaking the previous mark of 46 to open the 2003 season and earning their 100th straight win by beating East Mecklenburg in October. Independence took over the nation’s longest winning streak after Concord De La Salle’s loss in 2004 ended a 151-game winning streak.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Man charged in slaying of 2 guards

first_imgCRIME: Tips from the public led to the arrest in Philadelphia ATM killings, detective says. By Maryclaire Dale THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA – A convicted bank robber charged with killing two armored car guards had spotted the vehicle on the road and followed it to an ATM, where he opened fire, a homicide detective said Saturday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityMustafa Ali, 36, of Philadelphia, executed the two retired Philadelphia police officers Thursday without saying a word, police have said. “He follows the truck, he sees an opportunity and he takes it,” said the detective, who worked on the case but requested anonymity. Ali owned the dark Acura used in the heist, although the FBI had not been able to glean the license plate number from the surveillance film, the detective said. Ali instead became a suspect because of tips called in from the public. Commissioner Sylvester Johnson, whose department has struggled to solve murder cases amid a `stop snitching’ culture among criminals and witnesses, thanked the public for stepping up in this case. “Within an hour, we started getting information from citizens,” Johnson said at a news conference Saturday. “(Ali) will never walk the streets, hopefully, again in his lifetime.” Johnson declined to discuss details of the case or the suspect’s background, and police did not release his arrest photo. Ali, who is married and employed, previously served seven years in federal prison for armed bank robbery under the name Shawn Steele, according to federal court records and law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity. A 1993 indictment charged three men, including the 21-year-old Steele, with stealing a combined $25,000 in eight Philadelphia bank robberies in 1992. His supervised release ended in 2004. Ali was arrested on an unrelated warrant Friday and later charged with two counts of murder, robbery, a firearms charge and other crimes. He was arraigned Saturday night on the counts involving the ATM killings and was held without bail. He was represented by a public defender. A preliminary hearing was set for Oct. 10. Police recovered the gun, a 9mm semiautomatic, near a Philadelphia community college after Ali told them where he had tossed it, the detective said. The victims, William Widmaier, 65, and Joseph Alullo, 54, were friends from their days together on the police force. They had both gone to work for Loomis, the armored-car company, after they retired. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Free health lecture, titled “How Gum Disease Threatens Your Health,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Free financial program, titled “Nuts and Bolts of Small Business,” 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. TODAY Santa Clarita Republican Women will meet, 10-11:30 a.m. at Republican Headquarters, 24267 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-3422. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Skin care discussion followed by a skin assessment, noon-1 p.m. at the SCV Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Relay Rally to kick off the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 296-0081. Democratic Alliance for Action will meet, 7 p.m. at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 877-2775 or visit www.DAA.org. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Cheer tryout clinic, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Gymcheer USA, 20724 Centre Pointe Parkway, Unit 3, Canyon Country. Call (661) 299-6849. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Irish story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Cheer tryout clinic, 2-4 p.m. at Gymcheer USA, 20724 Centre Pointe Parkway, Unit 3, Canyon Country. Call (661) 299-6849. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Pet adoption event will feature dogs and cats available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petsmart, 24965 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. Junior Rangers will meet, 2-4 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY SCV Historical Society board of directors meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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MAN FROM DONEGAL CHARGED IN DRUGS BUST CASE

first_imgA MAN in his 30s with an address in Milford is scheduled to appear before Sligo District Court on Thursday charged in connection with an €100,000 drugs bust.A woman in her 20s who was also arrested in Ballymote on Monday was released without charge this evening and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.Gardai seized €80,000 during the operation in Sligo. A follow-up operation continued for 18 hours after that incident and €20,000 worth of cannabis resin was later discovered at a house on the outskirts of Milford.It took the total seizure of cannabis between the stop and search procedure in Ballymote and the search in Milford to more than 5kgs.Gerard O’Connor, 32, from Dundalk but with an address in Milford was charged in relation to both seizures last night.MAN FROM DONEGAL CHARGED IN DRUGS BUST CASE was last modified: September 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL TEACHER WINS COMPENSATION OVER PRINCIPAL’S COMMENTS ABOUT HER GAY SON

first_imgA primary school has been ordered to compensate a Donegal teacher after the Equality Tribunal found she had been harassed on religious grounds and discriminated against because her son was gay.Resource teacher Bernadette Marron from Bundoran took the case against the board of management of St Paul’s, a Church of Ireland primary school in Collooney, Co Sligo.The 53-year-old teacher worked at the school for seven years. She claimed at a tribunal that the school principal made a series of critical comments about her son’s sexual orientation, saying a “normal boy” would not spend an afternoon shopping for clothes.She said the principal also raised her son’s speech and attire. She told the tribunal he said her son’s pink blazer was not appropriate and questioned what kind of mother Ms Marron was to have a son like that.Ms Marron said the principal – who denied the allegations – also made a series of comments which were critical or discriminatory towards Catholics.She said the principal criticised the behaviour of Catholics in church, commented on the negative effects of Catholics joining a local Church of Ireland secondary school and referred to Church of Ireland members as “our children” and the “right people”.Ms Marron, a non-practising Catholic, said she felt repeatedly undermined by the principal and complained to the school in September 2013. The issues, however, were not dealt with properly by the school, she said.The chair of the board of management, however, told the tribunal it responded to the allegations “as best they could”.The principal of St Paul’s denied Ms Marron’s allegations and expressed shock that they had been made.Regarding Ms Marron’s son’s speech, the principal said she herself had been upset by the boy’s comments about his classmates, which included her own daughter. The principal denied making any statement about the complainant’s son shopping for clothes.The principal said she was shocked to learn of the allegations and said she had never discriminated against ms Marron and had sought to include her at all events involving the school.In its finding, the Equality Tribunal found as fact that the principal made the derogatory comments attributed to her by Ms Marron.The tribunal found the principal’s use of the words “us” and “our” in relation to children and adults of different religions amounted to harassment.Comments on the sexual orientation of Ms Marron’s son and her parenting undermined her dignity at work and amounted to discrimination by association.Ms Marron told the tribunal she was looking for an acknowledgment that what had happened to her was wrong and sought no financial compensation.The tribunal, however, ordered the school to award her €3,000 on the basis that the case would attract a significant award of damages in the ordinary course of events.It also ordered that the school undertake equality training to cover discrimination and harassment.DONEGAL TEACHER WINS COMPENSATION OVER PRINCIPAL’S COMMENTS ABOUT HER GAY SON was last modified: January 6th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Bernadette MarronbundoranChurch of IrelandCommentsdonegalgay sonsligolast_img read more

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Aston Villa seal season-long loan signing of Chelsea striker

first_imgChelsea striker Tammy Abraham has completed his move to Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal.The deal was wrapped up just before the Football League transfer window’s 5pm deadline. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Tammy Abraham appeared in Chelsea’s 2018 pre-season tour gameday cracker BEST OF Tammy Abraham was unable to prevent Swansea from being relegated last season predicted latest silverware smart causal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won SORRY 2 whoops Abraham is be the second big loan signing made by Steve Bruce this month.The Villa boss has also brought in winger Yannick Bolasie from Everton. Top football News How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings “Villa are a big club that belongs in the Premier League and I’m here to help them achieve that,” said Abraham.“At this stage of my career, I need games and this is a great place for me to come and showcase my talent. I can’t wait to get started.”The signing of Abraham, 20, represents a significant coup for the Championship club as they target promotion back to the Premier League.He was a revelation during his last spell in the Championship, netting 23 times in 41 games for Bristol City in 2016/17.Abraham spent last season on loan at Swansea City, scoring five goals in 31 Premier League appearances, and was called into the senior England squad.He had been hoping to break into the Chelsea first team this season but is behind Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in the pecking order. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT While Abraham departs Chelsea, Ruben Loftus-Cheek will remain at Stamford Bridge.The England midfielder spent last season at Crystal Palace and has struggled for opportunities at the start of this term.But Sarri says he will stay and feature more for the Blues once the fixture list becomes more congested.Sarri added: “I’m very, very happy with him. Because in the last 10 days he has improved a lot. So I’m really very happy with him.“I think that he will be important for sure, starting from September we will play every few days. I think Loftus will be very, very important and very useful to us.”Asked why the midfielder has not featured more so far, Sarri said: “Because he has to improve, just in order to play my football.“He has great qualities, from the physical point of view, from the technical point of view. I think he needs to improve from the tactical point of view.”last_img read more

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