Don’t let drunken driving destroy lives

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Meanwhile back home, the ambulance workers, police and firefighters that were at the scene have to go through intense debriefing because of the severity of the crash.  Your moms and dads are devastated, along with your friends and family. Remember, it only takes a minute to make a bad decision. But in some cases for others, it’s a lifetime of pain and suffering. Please use common sense and avoid alcohol. And never, never drive a vehicle if you do. You have lifetime to enjoy.  Do it sensibly.Bill DikantCastletonThe writer is a DWI Victim advocate.More from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine It all starts out with the girls in beautiful dresses, boys in handsome tuxes and a fun evening with all their friends, but it all comes to an end with the distress call to 9-1-1.The ambulance service arrives at the crash scene and sends a request to dispatch telling them they need two more ALS units at the scene. They have four serious and two critical injuries.This is what can happen when alcohol is involved and disaster hits.The anguish now starts here. The ambulance workers and firefighters know the kids; the police know the kids; and now the parents must be notified if they haven’t already and are now on the scene.Once in the hospital, we find that only the driver will recover completely and the others have massive injuries that will be with them forever. However, the driver will pay dearly.Now the blame starts. Who was driving? Why were they drinking? Why did you get in the car with them? Who is going to pay for this? Will we sue them?last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Investments to Bolster Pennsylvania’s Workforce Skills

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Investments to Bolster Pennsylvania’s Workforce Skills November 06, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than $7.8 million in training assistance funding was provided to 745 Pennsylvania companies through the commonwealth’s Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania. This year marks 20 years of partnerships and funding assistance for qualified businesses in the state, with 20,683 companies providing training for 1,238,915 existing staff members.“Continuing education and workforce training allow everyone a path to future success and is a way for employers and employees to show allegiance and good faith in each other,” said Gov. Wolf. “It’s pivotal in strengthening our state’s workforce, our communities, and ultimately, our economy.”Last fiscal year, the commonwealth invested $7,896,801 in trainings and provided 30,460 employees with access to education in the areas of Essential Skills and Advanced Technology. Essential Skills training can include guidance in the areas of communication and teamwork, health and safety, business and computer operations, manufacturing fundamentals, and quality assurance. Advanced technology training can include guidance in the areas of advanced manufacturing technology, advanced software implementation, computer programming, and software engineering.“Job training helps people achieve their career goals and improve their quality of life, and workforce development is one of the strongest drivers of our economy,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin. “WEDnetPA isn’t just a tool to help workers further their careers; it’s a tool that has helped us attract and retain businesses and grow Pennsylvania’s economy for the past two decades, and will continue to do so for decades to come.”“While other states also offer resources to help companies close the skills gap, WEDnetPA is unique in its approach,” said Statewide Director Thomas Venditti. “By networking with 25 colleges and universities, we leverage their existing professional workforce development staff to create a highly cost-effective way to provide help with incumbent worker training.”Workforce training grants align with Governor Wolf’s PAsmart workforce development initiative. The governor launched the innovative PAsmart initiative last year and secured a $10 million increase to $40 million for the program this year. PAsmart provides $20 million for science and technology education, $10 million for apprenticeships and job training, and new this year, an additional $10 million for career and technical education.This year’s annual report is available online.For more information about the Wolf Administration’s commitment to workforce development, visit the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) website or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube.last_img read more

Soak up ocean breezes in Woody Point cottage

first_imgThe home at 177 Oxley Ave, Woody Point is for sale.THIS Oxley Ave home in Woody Point has plenty of character and is just a stroll to Scotts Point Beach. Andrea Rooney bought the three-bedroom property at 177 Oxley Ave in 2010.“I liked the area of Woody Point and the character feel of the home,” she said. The house sits on a 607sq m corner block with established gardens.Inside, the large living area has a high ceiling and timber floors while the kitchen has modern appliances, an antique wood stove and plenty of bench space. The living area has polished timber floorboards.A dining area separates the kitchen and living space.The three bedrooms are a decent size and there are timber floorboards to two of the bedrooms. The bathroom has a double-length shower and there is a separate laundry room. Outside, there is a single lockup garage with storage and a carport.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019There is also a cubby house for the kids. There is an antique wood stove in the kitchen.“I did a lot to the property (after buying it),” Ms Rooney said. “I converted an area into a study, put in airconditioning, added new appliances in the kitchen and painted.”Ms Rooney said the living room was her favourite space in the home. “It’s a lovely area and at night, if it’s quiet, you can hear the ocean,” she said. The property also has a rainwater tank, ceiling fans and security screens. center_img The bedrooms are generous in size.Ms Rooney said the home had a private garden and was close to much of what was on offer in Woody Point. “It’s really quiet here,” she said. “And you can walk to the milk bar just down the road, the fish and chip shop, the water and the markets on Sunday.“I’ll miss living here.” The home is being marketed by Andrew Reibelt from RealWay Property Consultants Redcliffe for offers over $449,000.last_img read more

Suits star opens Australian home to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStories from a royal photographer 00:57PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle reportedly have a few days off following Sydney’s Invictus Games in October, before jetting off on their first official tour.And it seems a trip to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, to stay at their mates’ beach shack, is at the top of their bucketlist.Meghan’s friend and former Suits co-star Gabriel Macht — whose wife is Australian actor Jacinda Barrett — has invited the royal newlyweds to Queensland for a romantic getaway, according to the Sunday Mirror.Exclusive: The home where the newlyweds might stay. Picture: Diimex.comMacht and his wife — who were guests at the royal wedding — reportedly offered the Duke and Duchess of Sussex the opportunity to relax at their Sunshine Coast home, which they bought over a decade ago for just over $750,000.SIGN UP FOR THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS HEREThese days, the house would be worth closer to the $1 million mark and it has plenty of quintessential Aussie features.Everyone loves a beanbag. Picture: Realestate.com.auCook up a royal storm. Picture: Realestate.com.auRelax like royalty. Picture: Realestate.com.auBarrett and Macht fell in love with the home when they bought it, and now they want to share it with their royal friends, presumably for mates’ rates.“When we were doing our inspection, kookaburras were on our roof, laughing,” Barrett told NewsCorp back in 2006.● LIVE LIKE A PRINCE OR PRINCESS … IN AUSTRALIA● YOUR CHANCE TO LIVE NEXT TO HARRY AND MEGHAN“There were magpies and willy wagtails and all these Australian birds in the back yard.Here’s hoping Harry and Meghan like birds.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoHarry and Meghan. Picture: Georges Rogers/MegaJacinda Barrett and Gabriel Macht. Picture: James Whatling/MegaThe four bedroom house — which is walking distance to the beach — usually rents for about $625 per week, and comes with its own decked out granny flat — in case the Queen wants to tag along and play chaperone.The home is near the national park and is in a quiet, private street.A royal swim here perhaps. Picture: Realestate.com.auFor the royal business. Picture: Realestate.com.auWhen it’s time for a royal nap. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe large salt water pool would be perfect for an October dip, and a hammock on the back veranda idyllic for an afternoon nap.The Sunday Mirror are reporting “Harry and Meghan have a window free and Gabriel and his wife have invited them to their beautiful Queenslander-style house.The same source told the UK newspaper that “it’s an incredible place and will be perfect for them to chill out before they go on what is likely to be a fairly non-stop tour.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStories from a royal photographer 00:57last_img read more

Colourful classic hits the market

first_imgMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago “The art was my inspiration. Each room was inspired by the art piece in that room,” she said. “My favourite artists are artists Sarah Hickey, Lisa Lee and Elizabeth Stein, who are all local artists whose colour and style I find inspiring.” Many of the original features from the 1880s construction remain, with the front verandah overlooking Musgrave Park and the city skyline. Colourful artworks were the inspiration for this renovationBlending unique character with architectural heritage, the property at 13 Edmondstone St showcases artisan masonry, with a facade of iron lacework. MORE: TROPHY HOME SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE It is one of a number of renovations undertaken by the makeup artist, who said the property lended itself to “pops of colour”.She said she was open to selling the artworks and bespoke furniture pieces for the right price.On the ground floor is the family and formal living areas, with the front family room and rear formal lounge devoted to the art of Sarah Hickey and Elizabeth Stein. A rear patio provides a secluded space to entertain friends and family, and there is even space to wash the family pet in the designated dog bath. A storage room and stylish powder room complete the ground floor.Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk-in robe and oversized ensuite adjoining a parent’s retreat with built in kitchen, bar and wine fridge, perfect for private entertaining on the front balcony.center_img Features include imported tessellated, crystal chandeliers hanging from the 3.3m high ceilings, polished timber floors, decorative cornices, ornate breezeways and an original fireplace. MORE: OWN YOUR OWN CASTLE — MOAT INCLUDED The perfect place for a tea partyALICE may have fallen down a rabbit hole in to a fantasy world, but every day the owner of this South Brisbane terrace home just opens the door and walks in to her own colourful abyss.Located less than 2km from the concrete jungle that is the Brisbane CBD, is this four bedroom residence formally known as Ventnor flats.It is owned by Giulia Ponticello, a hair and make-up artist to the stars. Ms Ponticello bought the terrace house last year, and spent about a year transforming it in to a colourful modern masterpiece. A full sized family bathroom comes complete with handmade Baroque floor and wall tiles and chrome tapware. The property is listed with Place Kangaroo Point agent Deb Maguire.Ms Ponticello, who is making a sea-change to the Gold Coast, said she could see the property going to a professional couple with children.“A friend said that all someone has to do was turn the key and walk in,” she said. “It is also in a great location and is within good school catchment zones.” FOLLOW SAMANTHA HEALY ON INSTAGRAMlast_img read more

Seven Subtle Signs That You’re Healthy.

first_img 13 Views   no discussions Share It’s a fact of digital life that every time you’re hit with a twinge of pain or a pang of discomfort, the natural impulse is to immediately google your symptoms, which will lead you to reach the eventual (and sensible) conclusion that you probably have cancer.Relax! The good news is that you probably don’t have cancer. Or AIDS, dengue fever, Lyme disease, Ebola, leprosy, or any of the other terrifying illnesses that keep WebMD in business. In fact, you may be even healthier than you think. Random pains can be distressing, but if your body displays these subtle signs of health, chances are good that you’re actually doing just fine.1. Relatively Clear, Copious UrineIf you’re peeing a few times a day and it’s pale yellow—not cloudy, dark, or super-concentrated—that means that you’re adequately hydrated and your kidneys are healthy. Completely colorless urine, however, indicates that you may be over-hydrated, and while that’s not as problematic as being dehydrated, it could mean that you’re losing valuable salts and electrolytes.2. Regular, Well-Formed Bowel MovementsYes, it all comes down to poop. Normal feces comes in many different shapes, sizes, and colors, but as long as yours isn’t bloody, loose, or painfully hard, you’re probably okay. Being regular is another good indicator of relative health; when your body is processing solid waste quickly and efficiently, it shows that there’s adequate fiber in your diet and your digestive system is working properly.3. Stable WeightAssuming you’re not grossly underweight or morbidly obese, a relatively stable weight is a sign of good health. Significant unexplained gains and losses or yo-yoing back and forth on diets are causes for concern. Regular periods with normal premenstrual symptoms are one of the best indicators that your reproductive system is healthy. Irregular, painful periods and excessive or prolonged bleeding are symptoms that should be checked out by a doctor.4. Quick Wound HealingIf you find that small cuts, scrapes, or burns take a very long time to heal or if you experience unexplained bruising from light pressure, see a doctor. If you don’t, congratulations! Your blood is clotting normally, your white cells are carrying away bacteria, and your blood vessels are healthy. You’re doing alright.5. Healthy Hair and NailsThe integumentary system (which includes hair and nails) is often the first place that a serious vitamin deficiency shows up. This shortage can cause weak, deformed fingernails and toenails and hair that falls out in clumps. If your hair’s biggest problems are frizziness or split ends, then it’s more or less healthy. 6. Regular Menstrual Periods7 Easy Ways to Have a Healthier Diet Today7. Decent SleepTrue, most of us don’t get quite as much sleep as we should, and occasional insomnia is considered normal. But as long as you’re sleeping through the night on a regular basis and not experiencing night sweats or being awakened repeatedly by the urge to urinate, you’re probably hitting all the necessary sleep rhythms. And if you’re generally waking up feeling at least moderately refreshed, things are looking good.It should go without saying that the absence of these signs can mean hundreds of different things and can signify dozens of different problems—or sometimes nothing at all—and a doctor is the only one who can say for sure. And that means a real doctor—because sometimes WebMD just doesn’t cut it.by DivineCaroline Share Tweetcenter_img Share HealthLifestyle Seven Subtle Signs That You’re Healthy. by: – August 24, 2011 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

ECCU Government update: British BAICO and CLICO

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews ECCU Government update: British BAICO and CLICO by: – October 24, 2011 Heads of Governments of the Eastern Caribbean Currency UnionOn July 15, 2011, the ECCU Governments through the communiqué of the Monetary Council provided an update on the implementation of the BAICO resolution strategy. This release provides a further update on progress in respect of BAICO and CIL matters.1.BRITISH AMERICAN INSURANCE COMPANYProgress of the sale of BAICO’s Traditional BusinessWhen we announced the strategy to recapitalize and sell BAICO’s traditional business in February 2011, we indicated that the transaction would be complex and would take at least 6-9 months to complete. The ECCU Governments and the Judicial Managers have continued with this work, and the following progress has been made:•The ECCU Governments and the Judicial Management team have worked together to identify some of the key technical and practical challenges involved in effecting this transfer. •Actuaries have been engaged to undertake more detailed analysis of the portfolio and the financial contribution needed to recapitalize BAICO’s traditional business. •Legal advice has been sought on a number of issues, including the best way to effect the transfer of the traditional business across nine separate countries (ECCU and The Bahamas).•Invitations to tender have been advertised, and a number of bidders have already registered their interest. The ECCU Governments are very pleased with the number and quality of bidders which have registered. Next steps will include evaluating indicative proposals, and a due diligence phase to allow bidders to prepare and submit their detailed bids.Once final documentation is agreed with the purchaser, the process of obtaining approvals of the transfers throughout the ECCU and in The Bahamas will commence. This is the final phase of the process of selling BAICO’s traditional business, and is expected to be completed in the first half of 2012.Assisting BAICO’s non-traditional policyholdersThe ECCU Governments have been working as part of the CARICOM Regional Technical Committee to provide assistance to BAICO policyholders who have non-traditional policies, such as Executive Flexible Premium Annuities (EFPA). These policyholders include individuals, as well as important institutions within the ECCU, such as banks and credit unions.Funding is still being sought from the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in order to provide financial support to these policyholders. Other activities of the Judicial ManagersThe Judicial Managers of BAICO have been continuing to rationalize the liabilities of BAICO. Litigation has now been commenced in Trinidad and Tobago against CL Financial for the recovery of a US$49.5 million debt owed by CL Financial to BAICO. 2.CLICO INTERNATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (CIL)On April 14, 2011, Deloitte Consulting Ltd. (“Deloitte”) was appointed as Judicial Manager of CIL’s head office operations in Barbados. Deloitte has also been appointed as Judicial Manager of CIL’s branches in Grenada, St. Vincent, Dominica, Antigua and Anguilla. Richard Surage of PKF was appointed as Judicial Manager of CIL’s St. Lucia branch and Omax Gardner also of PKF was appointed as Judicial Manager of CIL’s St. Kitts & Nevis branch.On September 20, Deloitte tabled an overall restructuring plan for CIL with the Barbados High Court. Restructuring plans for CIL’s branches will be filed by Deloitte and PKF in all other ECCU jurisdictions The good news for CIL policyholders is that, relative to policyholder liabilities, there are significantly more assets in CIL than in BAICO. However, based on the Judicial Manager’s current valuations of those assets, they fall short of the required assets. As a consequence, the Judicial Manager estimates a gross recovery of 49 cents for each dollar of policyholder liability if the company is liquidated. Alternatively, a recovery of 60 cents is estimated for each dollar of policyholder liability if the company is maintained as a going concern. The ECCU Governments are working with the Judicial Managers in Barbados and the local Judicial Managers in the ECCU and the Government of Barbados in order to identify the best solution for CIL policyholders. A CIL Advisory Committee has been established and meetings are ongoing. Meetings with policyholders in several territories have also been held. Having completed the consultation process and noted the views, concerns and suggestions of policyholders, the Judicial Manager will review its previous recommendations and propose such additional or alternative actions deemed necessary. As such, the Judicial Manager will be returning to the Court in Barbados in early November to report on the results of the consultative process and its subsequent review. After presenting this report to the Court and obtaining its guidance, further communications will be issued to all policyholders IN CONCLUSIONThe ECCU Governments continue to work steadfastly to identify solutions for individuals and institutions affected by the BAICO and CLICO situation. We wish to reiterate our appreciation to the citizens of the region for their patience as this work progresses. We will continue to provide updates as developments occur.The Governments of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Unioncenter_img Tweet 50 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

Truck driver narrowly escapes fatal accident

first_img 32 Views   no discussions LocalNews Truck driver narrowly escapes fatal accident by: – May 25, 2012 The remains of the truck after rolling over the cliff. Photo credit: Robert TongeOne truck driver is counting his lucky stars having escaped what could have been a fatal accident.Randel Christopher while driving a trailer truck on Thursday morning, experienced complications and jumped off in an effort to save his life before the truck rolled over a cliff.According to police spokesman inspector John Carbon, Christopher was driving north just entering the village of Mahaut in the vicinity of the first bus stop.“He was driving a trailer truck registration number TB 957 which was not attached to a container at time when he experienced some difficulty with his brakes, he jumped out and the truck rolled over”.Christopher was at the time travelling alone and did not sustain any injuries as a result however the truck was extensively damaged.He reported the incident to the Mahaut Police Station.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Tweetlast_img read more

UEFA open to seasons ending early due to COVID-19

first_img Promoted Content10 Legendary Movies To Learn History From8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way UEFA on Thursday left the door open for leagues to bring an early end to their seasons during the coronavirus pandemic but said qualification for the next Champions League should be “based on sporting merit”.The announcement by European football’s governing body came after a videoconference meeting of its Executive Committee and with several countries awaiting approval to end their seasons because of the complications brought about by imposed virus lockdowns.UEFA have again urged leagues around Europe to complete their suspended football seasons following a meeting with member associations on Tuesday In a statement, UEFA said completing seasons in their original formats remained “the ideal scenario, should the pandemic situation permit it.” If not, leagues were urged to find ways of restarting “with a different format”, which could mean play-offs being introduced in some cases. “If a domestic competition is prematurely terminated for legitimate reasons…UEFA would require (leagues) to select clubs for the UEFA club competitions 2020/21 based on sporting merit” in the current season. That would appear to definitively rule out any possibility of seasons being voided altogether. Instead, national associations are left with the choice of trying to restart somehow or, if needed, calling an end to the season with current tables considered final and Champions League and Europa League places dished out on that basis. The “legitimate reasons” outlined by UEFA for ending seasons now included leagues being prevented from doing so by governments “before a date that would make it possible to complete the current season in good time”. Earlier this week the Dutch football federation (KNVB) announced its intention to call an end to the season following a government decision to extend a ban on large gatherings until September because of the pandemic, which has caused more than 110,000 deaths across Europe. Ending the Eredivisie season now would mean Ajax being declared champions although they are level on points with second-placed AZ Alkmaar with nine games still to play. AZ have won both league meetings with Ajax this season. The Belgian Pro League is hoping to confirm next week that it will end its season, thereby declaring Club Brugge champions. Loading… center_img The Scottish league could do the same after a controversial resolution passed last week by the 42 member clubs to award positions on a points-per-game basis. The lower leagues have already been declared over and doing the same for the Premiership would mean Celtic being handed a ninth successive title with eight games still to play. In contrast, the German Bundesliga is hoping to restart early next month, with games behind closed doors. It remains to be seen if Europe’s other leading leagues — halted since mid-March because of the health crisis — will be able to do the same. There are still 11 rounds of matches left in Spain’s La Liga, for example, yet UEFA remain keen to get the 2019-20 season over and done with by the end of August. That would mean fewer delays in starting next season. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin speaks during the UEFA Congress in Amsterdam in March Read Also: UEFA endorse Spanish FA proposal for European spots UEFA’s own calendar working group has been working on two potential scenarios, with one seeing domestic and European competitions restarting in parallel and the other seeing domestic leagues being played out before the Champions League and Europa League are completed in August. In the latter scenario, the Champions League final would be pencilled in for August 29, with the Europa League final two days earlier. Both competitions are currently frozen in the last-16 stage, but any resumption depends on travel restrictions being lifted. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Sevilla lead race for Real Madrid youngster

first_imgSevilla head a list of clubs keen on landing Real Madrid teenage star Takefusa Kubo this summer and are already negotiating the deal. As reported by Marca via radio station Onda Cero, Sevilla are currently negotiating the cost and duration of the transfer with the Spanish champions.Advertisement It is claimed that the Andalusian club will originally sign the Japanese prodigy on an initial loan deal which they hope will include a purchase option next season, with it expected that there will be a future buyback option for Madrid in that arrangement. Loading… Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your ChildhoodWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Bettercenter_img Read Also: Neymar wins French Cup final for PSGKubo, who has been nicknamed ‘the Japanese Messi’, then signed for FC Tokyo but he celebrated his 18th birthday last summer and was subsequently available to return to European football – with Madrid pouncing.The Japan Under-20 international was said to have caught the attention of sporting directors of ‘Europe’s biggest clubs’, including Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Japanese teenager starred this campaign on a season-long loan deal at Real Mallorca, scoring four goals and providing five assists across 36 appearances – including 24 starts.There were reports earlier this month that Real Sociedad were among the clubs hopeful of securing a loan deal for the player next season.Diario AS also report today that Real Betis are another club to have enquired for the Japanese star.The attack-minded Kubo spent four years in the Blaugrana’s La Masia youth academy but had to leave the club in 2015 when Barcelona were sanctioned for signing underage players illegally.last_img read more