Ecuador Police Arrest Associate of Sinaloa Cartel’s “El Chapo” Guzmán

first_img Authorities in Ecuador recently captured a drug trafficker suspected of being a key operative for the Sinaloa cartel, which is led by fugitive kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán. On June 6, agents of Ecuador’s Drug Enforcement Directorate captured alleged El Chapo operatives Telmo Remigion Castro Donosi — known as “Capi” — and six other alleged drug traffickers. The agents made the arrests as part of Operation Galaxia. Ecuadorian security agents have been keeping an eye on Capi since 2009, when he was put on trial for drug trafficking. Capi, a former captain in the Ecuadorian Army, was acquitted. “We have just dismantled a criminal group that allegedly worked with the Sinaloa cartel, six members and their leader, Telmo Castro,” Interior Minister Jose Serrano wrote on his Twitter account. The suspects include Mexicans, Ecuadorians and Colombians, Serrano said. “We can even go as far as saying that they were the ones who negotiated and transported the largest amount of drugs along with the Sinaloa cartel,” he said. A “huge blow” to El Chapo Operation Galaxia was in effect for eight months before Capi and his alleged co-conspirators were arrested, Serrano said, adding that the capture is “a huge blow to drug trafficking” and that Capi “caused great damage to our country.” Security agents also seized 300 kilos of cocaine, a small airplane and several grenades. Officials said Capi intended to send the grenades to El Chapo’s forces in Mexico. Capi’s group operated in the provinces of Manabí, Santa Elena and Los Ríos, and had been operating in Ecuador since 2010, officials said. Security agents arrested Capi and the other suspects during simultaneous operations in the provinces of Los Ríos, Guayas and Azuay. They seized a Centurion 2 airplane on a runway in the El Empalme region of Guayas. Some of the suspects were arrested while packing the aircraft with cocaine, authorities said. Capi and his top lieutenant, Wilder Emilio Sánchez Farfan — also known as “Gato” — were captured as they supervised loading of the aircraft. The suspects were captured following a brief shootout. No one was killed. International cooperation The Sinaloa cartel has a strong presence in Ecuador, while Los Zetas operates in Guatemala and Honduras. The two cartels need connections to local gangs to operate in those and other countries, said Vicente Sánchez Mungia, a security analyst at Mexico’s Colegio de la Frontera. “The infiltration and presence of this type of criminal organization would not be possible without a local network at their service,” Sánchez said. “That’s what transnational crime is; organizations specialized in illegal activities and whose operations go beyond borderlines.” International cooperation is crucial in the battle against such criminal organization, Sánchez said. “This is not the first time a South American government has taken action against a Mexican drug cartel. In Colombia, authorities recently seized properties that allegedly belonged to the Sinaloa cartel,” the security analyst said. “What this means is that there has been persistent activity of these criminal groups in these and other remote places,” Sánchez said. “We have to remember that we are talking about transnational criminal organizations, even if their highest ranking leaders are Mexican. The same way as in the legal market, they make alliances with other organizations, even if they don’t last long due to the lack of trust among them.” Between May 2010 and April 2012, Ecuadorian security agents destroyed five clandestine labs used to produce methamphetamines. The laboratories were built on the orders of Capi and Gato, authorities said. El Chapo in Ecuador The Sinaloa cartel has been operating in Ecuador for years: • In June 2012, Ecuadorian authorities in Isla Puna seized a partially built submarine, a small airplane, a fast boat and two tons of cocaine. The submarine, airplane, boat and drugs all belonged to El Chapo, authorities said. • In May 2012, a small airplane with Mexican tags crashed in the province of Manabí, in northeastern Ecuador. Authorties found the bodies of two men, both Mexican nationals, and $1.4 million in cash. The two men were working for El Chapo, authorities said. • In April 2012, Ecuadorian National Police arrested El Chapo’s top enforcer in the country, Cesar Demar Vernaza Quiñonez, who is also known as “El Empresario.” El Empresario was the leader of a gang known as “Los Templados.” El Empresario and Los Templados transported and protected drug shipments going through Ecuador for El Chapo, authorities said. • In February 2012, El Empresario escaped from an Ecuadorian prison. Security agents in Colombia recaptured El Empresario in April 2013. Cooperation between Ecuador and Colombia led to the arrest, officials said. • In January 2012, the Ecuadorian Coast Guard spotted a submarine in the Gulf of Guayaquil. The crew sank the vessel before the Coast Guard could get there. The Coast Guard rescued the crew. The submarine belonged to El Chapo, who used it to transport drugs, authorities said. how great, no? this is all good, pardon me Congratulations to the Ecuadorian authorities for this great hit on the destroyers of many innocent lives. Good, it’s about time, now only the main one is missing, congratulations to the colleagues in Ecuador By Dialogo July 02, 2013last_img read more

HHS backs respirator use in caring for pandemic flu patients

first_imgOct 18, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued new guidance calling for stronger respiratory protection for healthcare workers in the event of an influenza pandemic.A new interim guidance document says the use of N-95 respirators—designed to stop 95% of small airborne particles—is “prudent” for medical workers providing any direct care for patients ill with confirmed or suspected pandemic flu and is recommended in caring for those with pneumonia. It also says respirator use is prudent for support workers in direct contact with patients.In contrast, HHS’s pandemic influenza plan issued last November recommends that healthcare workers wear simple surgical masks, designed to block large respiratory droplets, for routine care of pandemic flu patients. Both the pandemic plan and the new guidance recommend using an N-95 respirator or similar protection during procedures likely to generate airborne infectious particles, such as endotracheal intubation.The new document also advises healthcare facilities to expect and plan for shortages of  N-95 respirators and similar protective equipment in the event of a pandemic.The new recommendation reflects increased concern about the possibility of airborne transmission of flu viruses, though the document says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found no new scientific evidence on the question. HHS says the new guidance “augments and supersedes” the advice in the pandemic flu plan.HHS has received many questions and comments about mask and respirator use since it issued its pandemic plan, the document says. Scientific debate on the issue has led to conflicting recommendations by public health agencies, while wrong, incomplete, and confusing information has flourished online and in the news media, the agency says.The new advice comes less than a month after a Canadian expert asserted in a CDC journal that the US, Canadian, and British plans for pandemic flu didn’t give strong enough advice on respiratory protection for healthcare workers.The CDC “is aware of no new scientific information related to the transmission of influenza viruses since the drafting of the HHS Pandemic Influenza Plan,” the new guidance states. “As stated in the plan, the proportional contribution and clinical importance of the possible modes of transmission of influenza (i.e., droplet, airborne, and contact) remains unclear and may depend on the strain of virus ultimately responsible for a pandemic.”But because of the need for “practical clarification,” the CDC decided to review the evidence again and issue recommendations “to provide a science-based framework to facilitate planning for surgical mask and respirator use” during a pandemic.The new document is titled “Interim Guidance on Planning for the Use of Surgical Masks and Respirators in Health Care Settings during an Influenza Pandemic.” It says that “convincing evidence of airborne transmission of influenza viruses from person to person over long distances (e.g., through air-handling systems, or beyond a single room) has not been demonstrated.”But it adds, “Although data are limited, the possibility remains that short-range aerosol transmission is a route of influenza transmission in humans and requires further study.”The report recommends that healthcare workers caring for pandemic flu patients use respirators rated at N-95 or higher during activities likely to generate infectious aerosols, such as intubation, nebulizer treatment, bronchoscopy, and resuscitation. In addition, a respirator should be used when providing any kind of direct care for a confirmed or suspected pandemic flu patient who has pneumonia, because such patients may produce unusual amounts of infectious particles when they cough.Further, the guidance says, “Use of N-95 respirators for other direct care activities involving patients with confirmed or suspected pandemic influenza is also prudent. Hospital planners should take this into consideration during planning and preparation in their facilities when ordering supplies.”By comparison, the 2005 HHS pandemic plan advises medical workers, “Wear a [surgical] mask when entering a patient’s room.” Aerosol-generating procedures are the only activities in which N-95 respiratory protection is clearly recommended, according to the HHS plan. However, it says the precaution “may be considered” when dealing with highly transmissible flu strains, during the early stages of an outbreak of a new strain, and in other special circumstances.The new guidance also warns hospital officials to anticipate shortages of respirators. Because such shortages are likely in a sustained pandemic, planners should take care to save enough respirators for use during high-risk procedures, without depriving workers who need them for other activities, it says. It also says managers should take steps to minimize the number of personnel exposed to pandemic flu patients, such as establishing specific wards for such patients.”If supplies of N-95 (or higher) respirators are not available, surgical masks can provide benefits against large droplet exposure, and should be worn for all health care activities for patients with confirmed or suspected pandemic influenza,” the guidance states.The new recommendations represent “an important step forward,” according to infectious disease expert Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, which publishes the CIDRAP Web site. “The CDC is acknowledging that we have a lot of questions that aren’t answered and that aerosol transmission may play a role” in the spread of flu.”This is another example of where the dogma that has existed for years about transmission is being challenged,” he added.Osterholm said the new advice implies that respiratory protection may be important for more than just healthcare workers. “If it is prudent for healthcare workers to be wearing N-95s, then you have to also consider that [step] as the baseline for protection for anyone who might come into contact with influenza,” he said.”But having said that, we all know that there’ll be an inadequate number of respirators for use even by healthcare workers,” he said. Still, the prospect of shortages shouldn’t be a reason for avoiding frank discussion of the evidence about how flu viruses spread, he added.See also:HHS’s “Interim Guidance on Planning for the Use of Surgical Masks and Respirators in Health Care Settings during an Influenza Pandemic”Sep 29 CIDRAP News article “Airborne flu viruses threaten health workers, expert says”last_img read more

Video: Dodgers fall to Astros in epic Game 2

first_imgThe Astros defeated the Dodgers 7-6 to take Game 2 of the World Series.This game featured multiple comebacks, home runs, blown saves, and more.Bill Plunkett, J.P. Hoornstra, and Jonathan Khamis break it all down, including interviews with Dodgers players.Video by Jonathan Khamis, for SCNG. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

Schenley beats Oliver in double overtime thriller

first_imgSchenley will play Punxsutawney in a PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association) Class AAA play-in round matchup at Dubois, Pa., Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.“We’re going to try to use our speed up there,” said Bell. “We have our big play guys in Jerome Mathews and DeAndre Black. With their skills and speed, I’m confident that they will make some things happen for us.”In the second overtime, Black scored on a fourth-and-four in the second overtime to strike a scare to the stout Oliver defense and Jackson tacked on the two point conversion. On the ensuing possession, Donte Jeter found Tyree Mathis on their second touchdown hookup of the game from 13 yards out to make things really interesting.However, Mathis went up the middle on the following two-point conversion attempt and it appeared that he’d successfully crossed the goal line when the officials ruled it a free ball. Both teams struggled for the recovery until the ball squirted out of the back of the end zone, signifying a Schenley victory.The Spartan’s celebration was intense, to say the least.“This is an amazing feeling,” said Schenley’s senior lineman Hykeem Moore. “I am so proud of our team. This is an accomplishment that’s way over due. Most of our seniors have played together since junior varsity and we become very close, just like best friends.”Others had things to say about the tight knit nature of this team that led them to this point.“I am very pleased with this year’s team,” said Schenley’s Jamal Walter. “We have worked hard for four years and it has finally happened. We come really far and we’ve done so together.”Schenley beat Oliver by the score of 6-0 in their previous outing. They would go into this game expecting to have a similar outcome as they featured the two stingiest defenses in the league.Among other surprises, senior running back Mathews had one of his quietest games of the season for the Spartans. Suffering from cramps and eventually leaving the game, Mathews only carried the ball eight times for eight yards. That would, of course, include an 11-yard screen pass that he grabbed from quarterback Darren Jackson for the first score of the game. In Mathews’ absence, Jeron Grayson would fill in nicely, helping the team with a 29-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter.On the other hand, running back Martise Smith of Oliver had one of his better performances of the year as he caught three passes for 141 yards. One of which was a 74-yard touchdown pass from Jeter.   Mathis would add rushing scores of six and two yards for the Bears. Jeter would finish with six completions for 16 yards for 160 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions through the air.(Follow our continuing coverage of City League sports and add your comments at newpittsburghcourieronline.com. D.W. Howze can be reached at [email protected]) 2009 CITY LEAGUE CHAMPIONS—Schenley players and cheerleaders celebrate winning the City League title Nov. 13 after defeating Oliver 34-32 in two overtimes at Cupples Stadium. See page C-4 for story and more photos. It was the biggest game of the year and it, rightfully so, had the biggest finish. The Schenley Spartans outlasted Oliver, 34-32, in a double OT marathon to take their second title since 1950.“It’s good for the kids,” said Schenley’s head coach Jason Bell. “When we were in the stretch run, especially in the double overtime, the team wasn’t nervous at all. It was by far our worst performance of the season but our guys came through beautifully.”last_img read more

Visitors Get a Taste of Atlantic Highlands

first_imgBy Dexter DowneyATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Judging by the feedback from merchants and visitors alike, the June 10 event Taste of Atlantic Highlands was a huge success and is putting businesses on the comeback trail.The comeback is from the debilitating closing of the Oceanic Bridge that for months severely impacted and disrupted the many restaurants and businesses that make up Atlantic Highlands.Arleen Miller, sales associate at Sherman and Sons Jewelers.Owner Bob Sherman and Arleen Miller of Sherman and Sons Jewelers were delighted with the visitor traffic generated by this new event sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce. They were not giving away free gold and diamonds but they were providing complimentary jewelry cleaning and jewelry cleaner to everyone who stopped in.During the event, visitors paid $30 and were entitled to visit all the participating restaurants and other businesses where they were then given complimentary portions of their special dishes or samples of services and prize drawings at the non-food locations.Wine Bar owner Courtney Rose.Better Homes Realty was taking entries for a drawing for a free travel cooler full of wine and picnic snacks.  Golf Analytics was raffling off free golf lessons while Atlantic Cinema supplied popcorn. Eyes On First gave away eyeglass cleaner and there were samples of sweet creations offered at Joy & Cake and The Flaky Tart.There are 38 locations participating. They were: Carton Brewing Co., Tom’s Cyclery, Atlantic Wines & Spirits, Joy & Cake, The Flaky Tart, Freedom Pottery, Bellisimo the Salon, Jaspan Hardware, Kuny Siam Thai, Eyes on First, Atlantic Cinema, Henry F. Wolf III, Esq., Plush Salon, Sherman and Sons Jewelers, Taffeta Teas, Book Compound, Artz by the Sea and Revere Framing.Michelle Sciria, owner of Freedom Pottery.Also participating were: Town & Surf, Foxhaus, Vintage Variety, Atlantic Bagel, Atlantic Waves Salon, Flower Express, Original Pizza, Salon at 68, FSF Training Academy, NJ Fire Equipment, Charles Matches Financial, Restore Qi Acupuncture, Golf Analytics, Memphis Pig Out, Better Homes Realty, Copper Canyon, Blue Bay Inn, Harborside Grill, Hudson Cafe, On the Deck, Chiafullo’s, Navesink Fishery, Gateway Liquors, Navesink Fitness, Foodtown, Pomodoro, Ralph’s Ices, Walter Mihm’s Steakhouse, Zoe’s Kitchen, The Painted Frame, Thomas Hauser Designs, Eastpoint Fitness, Shore Shakes, Maria’s Pizza, Freezi-Yo, and Philly’s.last_img read more

Wednesday at 49ers HQ: Quinn on Shanahan’s Super Bowl; Jones to IR?

first_img“There’s always criticism after the … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SANTA CLARA — Kyle Shanahan coaches next against the team he sabotaged from a Super Bowl victory.Oh, perhaps that is a bit strong.Indeed it is, as testified by Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn. Shanahan was the Falcons offensive coordinator when the 2016 Falcons infamously blew a 28-3 lead and lost to the New England Patriots 34-28 in overtime of Super Bowl LI.last_img

Cab Cam – Planting at 10 MPH!

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Thanks to the new John Deere ExactEmerge row units, Nate Douritas, the Farm Manager at Farm Science Review, is planting soybeans at over 10 MPH. That works out to be about 50 acres an hour! See the new planter in action with this Cab Cam from Ty Higgins of The Ohio Ag Net.last_img

Research yielding some clear answers to murky water quality questions

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers want answers on water quality. The general public wants answers. The residents on and around Ohio’s lakes and streams want answers.But first, what exactly is the problem?Laura Johnson works with the long-term water quality monitoring efforts at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. The research has painted a fairly clear picture of the agricultural impact on water quality in Lake Erie.“We have a one of a kind long-term water monitoring program. The longest-term river monitoring efforts are the ones that run into Lake Erie like the Maumee, Sandusky, and Cuyahoga. We also monitor rivers running to the Ohio River and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico. At those stations we monitor all year round, every day and we try and get all of the storm events because that is when everything comes off the fields and out into Lake Erie,” Johnson said. “When we look at our agricultural watersheds, we see this big increase in dissolved phosphorus and it is bioavailable for algae. When we look at rivers like the Cuyahoga that are mostly urban, we don’t see those same increases. We actually see decreases because of the continued regulations on point sources. When we look at mixed land uses in watersheds like the Scioto, we see a combination of both. We see there have been some increases and we also see some really high phosphorus during low flows, which indicates problems with point sources. So we really see it all.”In terms of the harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie, there is a clear trend.“We have found that between March and July the amount of phosphorus that comes out of the Maumee River is very closely correlated with the size of algal bloom in the lake. If we have a year where it rains a lot and we get a lot of rain running across the ground picking up phosphorus and getting it to the lake, we have a big bloom like in 2015. If we don’t have that like this year in 2016 where we were in a drought, we really don’t have much of a bloom. We had a little bigger bloom this year than in 2012, which was also a drought year and the other lowest bloom we have had,” Johnson said. “When we look at these export rates of phosphorus from farms, it ends up being only maybe 1% or 2% of what is being applied in the watershed. This means we are not losing a whole lot but it is still clearly enough to cause a problem in the lake. We have a lot of farms leaking a little bit of phosphorus. Because of this, nuance changes to nutrient management can have a huge effect. Most of the farmers I talk to are trying and want to do something about this issue. There is a lot of momentum moving forward and enthusiasm to try and implement some practices and fix this issue.”Being proactive on this issue, Ohio agriculture saw this problem before it made national headlines with the Toledo water fiasco in August of 2014. Starting in 2012, big dollars were invested by Ohio’s farmers for researching the realities of agricultural nutrients and water quality. After extensive data collection and synthesis, there are finally some answers. The realities of this complex water quality/agriculture issue continue to be a bit murky, but there are some clear takeaways from the $3.5 million invested by Ohio’s grain farmers to determine how to best address the challenge.In a recent news conference held by the Maumee River in Toledo, Elizabeth Dayton from The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences provided progress observations and presented on-field data spanning 29 farm fields, 2,000 water samples and 42,000 data analyses since 2012.Her key findings are:Agricultural soil phosphorus levels are holding steady or trending downward in at least 80% of Ohio counties from 1993 through 2015.Soil nutrient testing is vital to determining the right amount and type of fertilizer needed for crops.Incorporating fertilizer into the soil through banding or injecting has the potential to reduce the concentration risk of phosphorus in runoff up to 90% under certain conditions.Tile drainage is an effective filtration system that can reduce soil erosion and prevent the loss of nutrients. In general, phosphorus concentration from tile runoff is less than in surface runoff.Current guidelines for phosphorus levels in soil established by Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations appear to be on the right track.Nearly three-quarters of phosphorus in surface runoff is attached to and travels with eroded soil sediment, making erosion control a key to phosphorus runoff control.Dayton said that phosphorus and other nutrients concentrated on the surface along with steadily increasing soil nutrient levels in the late 1980s and early1990s were significant factors in the increased problems of algal blooms in lake Erie. Addressing those two problems is a great start for individual farms.“Maintaining your soil phosphorus levels within the agronomic range continues to be vitally important. Another thing that is really important is fertilizer placement method to get those nutrients in contact with soil as opposed to just surface application — that reduces your runoff risk astronomically,” Dayton said. “Our participating farmers in the research have a multitude of crop rotations. Most of them are corn-beans, some are corn-beans-wheat and some are continuous corn. What we find is across all of those rotations we come back to the same things: manage your soil test levels; make sure your fertilizer placement gets in contact with the soil; try not to have bare ground through the winter. Keep cover on your field to keep erosion to a minimum. That continues to be important as well.“With all of the outreach and discussion we have been having, now soil test values are trending down significantly in 80% of Ohio counties at all levels. That is a great thing. Now fertilizer placement method is what I keep harping on. By paying attention to fertilizer placement method we can prevent a lot of nutrient runoff.”Bill Myers farms in Lucas, Ottawa and Wood counties right along Lake Erie. He is excited to get some more answers that help him manage his farm in a way to minimize expensive nutrient loss and maximize the water quality in his community.“We are doing grid sampling, we are making fertilizer applications and injecting or incorporating into the soil as quickly as we can to minimize the movement of the nutrient into the soil profile so we don’t open ourselves up to leaching and runoff,” Myers said.  “In the distant past there were a lot of surface applications that were made and we relied on Mother Nature to wash it down into the soil. We have been enlightened from this OSU research that this is not necessarily the wisest way to spend our money. We need to get it in contact with the ground two or three inches below the surface. That is the best way to keep it from moving. The biggest need we have moving forward is getting the information from the research that has been done that shows us which practices we need to enhance and which ones we need to pull back from. The sooner we get that information, the sooner we can prevent dissolved phosphorus from getting in the waterways.”Terry McClure, the chairman of the Ohio Soybean Council, farms a bit further from the lake in Paulding County, but still well within the Western Lake Erie Basin Watershed where the algal blooms have been a problem. He said they have also made numerous changes on the farm.“This is a complex subject with many moving parts. We can do our part by doing the best we can do on our land. If we implement the 4Rs on the four million acres in this watershed I think it will go a long way to fixing agriculture’s share of this issue,” McClure said. “We used to apply all of our phosphate for the whole rotation at once because it was easy. For our wheat starter we’d put a lot more on than we needed for our wheat. Now we break it up and we soil test in between. We make sure we get it on in a timely manner. We also make sure to find a time to do some light incorporation. If we do some vertical till right before planting wheat, we make sure the fertilizer is on ahead of that tillage and not the last thing that happens on the field. It is not always the easiest way to do it, but we believe those small things can make a big difference.“Balance is the key word. We are learning so much. We need to keep phosphorus and other nutrients in the right agronomic range to avoid those spikes. We can’t use that one-size fits all strategy. We are learning we need to make adjustments from what we have done in the past.”Keith Truckor farms in Fulton County and serves as the Ohio Corn Checkoff Chair. He is glad to see Ohio agriculture moving in a positive direction on this important issue.“The methods farmers are using to decrease the phosphorus going into the waterways are working. On our farm we are soil testing every three years and we have variable rate application of nutrients to our fields. We do not want to over apply because if we do they will leave our farms and lead to algal blooms,” Truckor said. “I think the main thing here is that it appears the runoff on the surface is the issue we have with the phosphorus. We also looked at research with tile drainage and we are not seeing the phosphorus particulate out of the drainage, which is a good thing. That means the phosphorous is attaching to the soil particles and providing nutrients for the crops. We’ve found when we apply nutrients to the top of the soil and get a heavy rain event or if it is on frozen ground, those nutrients tend to wash into the waterway system. That is just not appropriate anymore as far as our farming practices are concerned. We have to do a better job as farmers to negate that. We have to use the 4Rs.”The research also clearly shows that agriculture is not the only contributor of nutrients to the waterways and that many mysteries remain. But for now, those who are seeking answers on how to address water quality and nutrient loss from farms have some.last_img read more

10 months agoArsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Arsenal make opening bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navasby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have tabled a bid for Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.The Costa Rica international is determined to leave Real after being dumped for summer arrival Thibaut Courtois this season. Despite his three Champions League titles, Keylor has been benched by Santiago Solari since he replaced Julen Lopetegui as coach.Okdiario says Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to bring Keylor to London, where he sees him as ideal competition for Bernd Leno.And a first offer of €13m has already been tabled to Real for the keeper.Any move is likely to see Petr Cech seek an immediate departure next month. last_img read more

10 months agoLazio deny reports of deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye

first_imgLazio deny reports of deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanyeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio have denied reports of a deal for Liverpool winger Bobby Adekanye.Adekanye, who joined Liverpool from Barcelona in 2015, has been linked with Lazio in the last few days.However, the Serie A club said in a statement on their official website on Monday that no deal is in place.It read: “In reference to the news released by some media, according to which SS Lazio have found an agreement with the player Bobby Adekanye, the club denies this and announces that it has not signed any contract, nor has it started negotiations for the aforementioned player.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img