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Ludogorets: We have not sent an offer for Stanislav Ivanov and…

first_imgThe executive director of Ludogorets – Angel Petrichev, said that the Bulgarian champion is not interested in Levski players. The reason to look for the boss of the “eagles” is the information that Ludogorets has sent an offer for Stanislav Ivanov and Nigel Roberta.Petrichev told Gong.bgthat Ivanov and Roberta are very good players, but both do not fall into the plans of the club. He added that someone is spreading such rumors because he wants to aggravate relations between Ludogorets and Levski.“Stasi Ivanov and Nigel Roberta are very good players, but they do not fall into the plans for the selection of Ludogorets. The information we read in recent days is speculation. Ludogorets is not interested in both. We did not intend to send an offer to Levski for Ivanov and Roberta, and a transfer fee is commented.The footballers we are currently negotiating with are a completely different type. They have been monitored by the scout unit in the last few months. Traditionally, during the transfer window, sagas are formed, which are often fiction.We have no interest in straining our relations with Levski. However, obviously, with such publications, someone is interested in sharpening the otherwise collegial relations between the two clubs, “Petrichev said. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Braithwaite, Hope have the tools to withstand England’s best

first_imgThere’s a lot at stake for West Indian batting duo Kraigg Braithwaite and Shai Hope during the Caribbean side’s upcoming test tour of England. Success will see the Barbadian duo being knighted in the eyes of Caribbean folks or frowned upon if failure is imminent.  Both right-handers are the batting flagbearers and will have to employ the sheet-anchor role of their side in the absence of Shimron Hetmyer and Darren Bravo. Braithwaite and Hope are among the most experienced and perhaps the side’s more supremely capable batters in a unit filled with exciting batting prospects, but many of whom are yet to prove themselves on the international scene.  The high expectations of Braithwaite and Hope bear merit since the duo has excelled in daunting English conditions before. Three years ago, when West Indies last toured England, the pair was at the center of a remarkable run chase in the second test at the Headingley Cricket Ground and as ESPN’s Andrew Mc Glashan penned it, Hope took the larger portion of the applauds. The narrative read: “Shai Hope the hero in thrilling West Indies win.” Kraigg BrathwaiteHope’s knock was considered special for a number of reasons. Firstly; West Indies was hammered in the first test in Birmingham by an innings and 209 runs. Secondly, he was 12 matches into his career and without a test century and at the end of that match, the right-hander etched his name into the history books.  This is how McGlashan described it: “Shai Hope achieved what Kraigg Brathwaite narrowly missed, becoming the first batsman to score twin hundreds on the ground in first-class cricket and, at 6.43pm, with the floodlights illuminating the ground almost as much as the day-night Test last week, Hope tucked the ball through square to complete one of the most unexpected redemption stories in the game’s history.”Hope struck a sensational 147 in the first innings and backed that with an unbeaten 118 to carry his side over the line.Braithwaite on the other hand notched up 134 and 95, in a sublime performance to give West Indies a memorable win. But Hope after his Headingly masterclass never really lived up to the expectations in the test arena. In 31 tests, he averages 27 and his century tally is right where it was after the 2017 second test in England. Quite disappointing for a player of his caliber.  Meanwhile, Hope’s countryman Braithwaite, after his Headingley heroics in 2017 only went past the 100-run mark twice after; both times against Bangladesh in 2018.Despite reaching those landmarks, his form over the last few years, however, has been steadily declining which makes the England tour a career-defining juncture. For the years 2016 to 2019, his averages were 55, 37, 24, and 16 respectively. Worrying statistics for a man whose technique and mental fortitude will be tested against Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Chis Woakes, and the Barbadian Jofra Archer. Nonetheless, a batsman of Braithwaite’s pedigree has all the tools to pull himself out of that rot.  He would need to begin his 2020 season on the right track by re-producing his Headingley numbers all series long to not only retool his career but also to give West Indies a fighting chance.  Although his overall average against England sits at a mere 35, his numbers on English soil are quite encouraging.last_img read more

L.A. progressing as `no-kill’ city

first_imgWith a rate of 4.3 animals euthanized per 1,000 city residents, that put Los Angeles fifth-lowest in the nation behind Mission Viejo, Santa Cruz, New York City and San Francisco. Villaraigosa also credited Angelenos for adopting strays from the city’s six shelters. “Responsible pet owners realize Los Angeles Animal Services is the place to go to adopt a pet,” Villaraigosa said. Boks said the department’s Web site, www.laanimalservices.org, has made it easier for prospective owners to locate a specific breed and adopt a stray. And the department is working with more than 120 humane groups to promote adoptions and spay or neuter clinics. However, critics of Boks and the department were skeptical of the figures. “What they have done is narrow the definition of euthanasia,” said Daniel Guss, a spokesman for the Stand Foundation. “They are excluding from their rates all sorts of dogs and cats and rabbits. The animals are still being killed, but they don’t consider it euthanasia. “And, as far as the adoption rate, I don’t think it’s possible. You are talking about 80 animals a day being adopted and there is no way to verify that.” Also, Phyllis Daugherty of the Animal Issues Movement, said the agency is erroneously claiming as adoptions those animals that are given to humane organizations. “There is no real tracking of the animals and no one knows what happens to them once they leave the shelters,” Daugherty said. Villaraigosa noted that 40 percent of the dogs euthanized are pit bulls, a powerfully built animal considered by many to be a particularly dangerous breed. Boks has proposed creating a pit bull “academy” that would use parolees to train the strays – a controversial plan Villaraigosa said is still being weighed. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At a City Hall news conference, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa praised the department, as well as General Manager Ed Boks, who was hired 18 months ago with a goal of making Los Angeles a “no-kill” city. “We knew it wouldn’t be easy or fast to become a no-kill city,” Villaraigosa said. “But we are seeing that Los Angeles Animal Services is the No. 1 animal adoption agency in the United States. We have adopted out more animals than we have euthanized. We are euthanizing fewer animals than at any time in our history.” According to the department, a total of 25,279 animals were adopted in the last year, including 21,016 cats and dogs. That surpasses New York City, with 22,295 total adoptions, and Philadelphia, with 13,544. Officials also said they’d euthanized 18,108 dogs and cats, a 7.2 percent drop from the previous year. STRAY PETS: Mayor lauds shelters’ adoption numbers, but critics say the claims are neither accurate nor verifiable. By Rick Orlov STAFF WRITER Los Angeles Animal Services officials said Tuesday they’d reached milestones in the high number of number of stray pets adopted and the low number euthanized – claims immediately disputed by critics of the agency. last_img read more