Gareth Bale returns as Zidane holds other stars in reserve

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale attends a training session at Valdebebas Sport City on February 17, 2017 © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUMADRID, Spain, Feb 17 – Gareth Bale will make his return from a three-month injury layoff when Real Madrid host Espanyol on Saturday, coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Friday.However, Zidane has handed a weekend off to a host of other key men as Luka Modric, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos and Keylor Navas were not included in the Frenchman’s 19-man squad. Bale hasn’t featured since suffering ankle ligament damage in November and is expected to be eased back into action as a second-half substitute.“Bale is with us. He will be in the squad and the idea is that he has minutes,” Zidane said on Friday.“He is an important player. He has quality, pace, we know the damage he can do to the opponents.“We are happy and he is even more so to get back playing. He is desperate to return.”Madrid can move four points clear of Barcelona with a game in hand at the top of La Liga should they record a 10th consecutive victory over Espanyol.However, after the demands of an intense 3-1 Champions League last 16 first leg win over Napoli in midweek and a La Liga trip to Valencia to come on Wednesday, Zidane insisted he didn’t want to take any risks with the fitness of Navas, Ramos, Modric or Benzema.“We have two or three players with niggles. Not significant injuries, but niggles.”Navas’s absence means Zidane’s son Luca is included in the squad as the third choice goalkeeper.Zidane has already handed a first-team debut to his eldest son Enzo this season.However, Kiko Casilla will start in goal, whilst Zidane confirmed that Alvaro Morata will finally get his chance to start in place of Benzema up front.Spanish international Morata has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu come the end of the season after becoming frustrated at his lack of action since rejoining the European champions from Juventus in June.“I don’t want him to go. Alvaro is at home here,” added Zidane.“He has had minutes, although fewer than Karim. Tomorrow he will start and I know that it is not the last game that he will start.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Fourteen Being Awarded Now

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppScholarships at TCI Community College in celebration ceremony at Gansevoort Resort. Four in Education, three in business design, four in business, two in hospitality and one in law. Among donors are Islandcom, Gansevoort, Airport Inn and Scotiabank.TCICC Scholarsip Recipients are: Kazz Wilson, Building Design; Llodeka Handfield, Education; Latavia Williams, Building Design; Shantal Jasmin, Education; Aldrieko Harvey, Business; Jennifer Moore, Hospitality; Orinnica Stubbs, Business; Aaliyah Carmichael, Business; Daleovaun Hardware, Law and Jalayah Francis, Hospitality; Joneil Blair-Williams, Education; Keisha Forbes, Education; Bernadya Smith, Business and Angelique Garland, Education. SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS WARNED TCI: ‘Big mistake’ says Deputy Premier after Gansevoort staff ‘change’ letter leaked Related Items:Airport inn, Gansevoort, Islandcom, Scholarships, Scotia bank, Tci community college Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you New small business support organization establishedlast_img read more

Morbid reports on Kevino Smith said to be untrue

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Mar 2015 – Despite some morbid reports about the search results for Kevino Smith, a Grand Turk man missing since March 4th… we have learned that it was all rumor. Four investigators were dispatched to the capital to help in the hunt for the 25 year old. Recommended for you Related Items:kevino smith, morbid reports Memories of two TCI men lost on March 4 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Patty Smith on Kevino Smith murder investigation Patty Smith dreading holidays, says ‘Bah’ killers still out therelast_img

Bahamas Prime Minister explores Tech possibilities in Texas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 5, 2018 – Nassau – The Bahamas Government believes that the island of Grand Bahama can become the Tech Hub of the country, that the island with its sound infrastructure and advanced town planning can become a strategic player in the digital revolution.The ideas and words come from Prime Minister, Dr Hubert Minnis who led a delegation to the state of Texas in the US.  There were tours of technology giants like Dell… there were bilateral talks with the Governor of the lone star state, Greg Abbott and there was even a session with Houston preacher Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria, who lead Lakewood Church, one of the largest congregations in America.In a telephone interview with the Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas, the nation’s chief talked about what he was sharing in those sessions during his whirlwind visit to Texas.“We had a very productive day here in Austin where we met with Austin Technology council, we met with Google representatives, Hewitt Packard, Dell, and others and they made a presentation of the benefits of doing business in the Bahamas and creating a technology hub, especially in Grand Bahama.”The aim is to become the Caribbean’s technology hub and Grand Bahama’s Minister of State, Senator Kwasi Thompson according to PM Hubert Minnis is tasked with following up to make it happen for the nation’s second city.“I met and spoke with the chief commercial officer on the possibilities of future ventures and that will be followed up especially by Minister Kwasi Thompson, who would follow that up with respect to creating such a hub in Grand Bahama.  We are now in a digital revolution, and it is essential that the Bahamas get on board and move with the digital revolution we must not be left behind, we cannot remain in the analogue, we can be the technology hub in the region and be the leading technology centre for the Caribbean.”#MagneticMediaNews#GBtobecometechnologyhub Related Items:#GBtobecometechnologyhub, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more