Barcelona came to think of Fernando Llorente

first_imgEl Mono Burgos already paints little. It is known that Germán Burgos wants to leave Atlético and start training alone. In the club they estimate him but he already has little. It was staged at the meeting held in the restaurant The umbrella, appointment in which the red-and-white dome debated the signing of Cavani. They were Miguel Angel Gil Marín, Simeone, the Prof Ortega Y Nelson Live, assistant of Cholo. One piece was missing, the Monkey Burgos.Osasuna case: the accuser can be accused. The birds shooting at the shotguns, says the popular saying Angel Vizcay, former manager of Osasuna, denounced in the Provincial Court that parties were rigged with Betis, Valladolid Y Getafe. Now, some of the defendants are considering filing a complaint against Vizcay for incriminating without giving names and surnames.Political charges in sport. The appointments of José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes as new Minister of Culture and Sports and that of Irene Lozano as president of Higher Sports Council We must understand them in a political key. In Madrid, the PSOE does not have renowned candidates for either the Community or the City Council and these positions, due to their visibility, are a great showcase for future applications. Deranged by a 9. Injury Luis Suarez has misplaced the Barça, to the point that he weighed options like Fernando Llorente’sfront of Naples That this month will turn 35. Llorente was offered to the club, possibility that was on the table well present. In addition to the non-agreement with Rodrigo (Valencia), the option of Willian José (Real society), plus the familiar sainete lived with Bakambu.Female mosquito. The clubs of the First Iberdrola are quite mosqueados with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and with the Madrid CFF for what happened in this winter transfer market. Madrid CFF, together with Barça, Tacon and Athletic, did not enter into the television contract with Mediapro and took part in the RFEF Elite Program, which gave them 500,000 euros. The other clubs accuse that with that money now the Madrid CFF has reinforced luxury in January, signing eight players of the Brazilian level Valeria Cantuario, Antonia Silva Y Geyse Ferreira, plus Jang Sel-Gi (South Korea), Amanda Frisbie (U.S), lngrid Moe (Norway), Rita Chikwelu (Nigeria) and Marie Aurelle Awona (Cameroon). They study if everything has been legal.Allegri before Setién. Quique Setién is the coach of Barça because before there were five others who said no. It was known that the options were, in this order, Xavi, Koeman, Pochettino and García Pimienta, subsidiary technician. Now it has been known that after Pochettino the position was also offered to Massimiliano Allegri, who in May had ceased to be the coach of the Juventus.last_img read more

Ferrer on Rice ejection: ‘I didn’t do anything’

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The former UST forward claims he didn’t do anything dirty.“I was looking at their coaches and they were also restraining him. If I did something, I’m sure they will call me out, but they didn’t.”Emotions were on a high in the best-of-5 series and Ferrer thinks that Rice’s inability to adapt to PBA’s level of physicality led to his demise in what was an all-important Game 4 for TNT.“I didn’t say anything and I was just physical. I think he wasn’t really able to adjust to the style of basketball here,” he said.Ferrer and the Gin Kings were able to close out the KaTropa, 115-105, and advance to the best-of-7 finals against Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT PH finishes 4th in Asian Baseball Championship 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 “I didn’t do anything. All I’m doing is what Brownlee has been doing to him on defense,” Ferrer said in Filipino.Ferrer admitted he was caught by surprise with Rice’s actions with 1:41 left in the first quarter, especially with TNT firmly in control of the game early on.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I was denying him the ball, and then he choked me. I was surprised,” he recalled, as the alleged choke saw him hit the floor after Greg Slaughter’s made basket that sliced the deficit down to 12, 23-35.Rice, then, threw the ball at Ferrer as Ginebra sued for time and a fracas ensued. DAY6 is for everybody Kevin Ferrer. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKevin Ferrer said he did not do anything out of the ordinary that may have caused TNT import Glen Rice Jr. to reach his boiling point in Game 4.The Ginebra rookie thinks that it was just Rice’s frustrations that got the better of him and led to his early ejection.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I’ll continue doing my part and and whatever role coach Tim (Cone) gives to me. We just have to show our never say die attitude always,” he said. LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

After suffering an unprecedented heat wave, Region 9 is now water-logged – REO

first_imgRegional Executive Officer of Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), Carl Parker on Sunday stated that while residents of the Rupununi have been freed of the El Niño-induced heat wave, the current rains are now causing the land to become water-logged.“We moved from one extreme to another…but what I can say is that we have no issue with lack of water now,” Parker stated.He noted that while the rainy season was a bit delayed, it has brought relief to farmers in the various Amerindian communities after months of severe drought.Region Nine was hit with the drought-like conditions and high temperatures of the El Niño in early 2015 and had continued to bear the consequences of the sweltering heat until two weeks ago. During the drought, the Rupununi was dried out completely, the green had disappeared from the savannahs, the crops were killed and the animals were dying.It had reached a point where authorities had to declare a state of emergency. The Region was never struck with a heat wave of this magnitude since 1988.Twenty-four wells were dug across the Region, but they were not enough to save the livestock.Parker stated that the water table of the Region is very high and this has helped to cause the land to become water logged. As a result, the Brazilian Army, which had helped in the relief efforts by drilling wells, pulled out. However, they have promised to return in August when the rains are predicted to end.Nevertheless, he noted that the farmers were happy and the farms were doing well. However, they were worried that the heavy rainfall would damage their crops. “If we have too much rain, the cassava would be soaked,” Parker explained.This newspaper understands that during the drought over million was poured into the Region.last_img read more

Is Zapata on his way out of AFC Leopards?

first_img“I am focused on the game now; we will talk about that after this game. But, even without me Leopards has a bright future because chairman has a good taste to choose young players who are good for the future. We need to talk, we need to build the program for the future to have clear ideas,” the tactician said during his team’s penultimate training session before the derby.According to various sources within the club, Zapata feels frustrated of interference from outside forces and he feels he needs more control of the team.Zapata is said to have told the club’s management that he will be leaving his position after the derby. Nonetheless, the tactician has said he will not dwell much on that until after the game, instead choosing to focus on the task at hand, beating their arch rivals.AFC has met Gor twice already this season, losing 1-0 in the season opening Kenyan premier League Charity Cup while their second meeting was on May 1 during the Hull City play-off match which they lost on penalties after a 0-0 draw.The tactician expects a tough game against the unbeaten Gor who have a healthy 13 point difference against their bitter rivals who are placed fifth in the standings.AFC Leopards players during the club’s training session at the St Paul’s University on July 20, 2018. Photo/Timothy Olobulu“It is going to be a very difficult game. Derbies all over the world are very difficult. I respect Gor Mahia and coach Dylan Kerr. He has a very good number of excellent players in his team and has so many options. This is going to be a very tactical game,” the tactician noted.He believes the fact that Gor have come off a tight list of fixtures over the last two weeks will not be a problem, especially having watched them dismantle Yanga 4-0 in Wednesday in the CAF Confederations Cup.Tactically, Zapata believes that the game will be won or lost in the midfield, saying his side must dominate that area of the pitch if they are to have any chance ot bagging the three points and bragging rights.But even as he plans to win the game from the middle of the pack, Zapata will be without two key ingredients in that particular area, skipper Duncan Otieno missing as he has been suspended after picking five yellow cards while Brian Marita is out injured.The tactician will also miss the services of defender Robinson Kamura and new Nigerian import Alex Orotomal both who are also out injured.AFC Leopards strikers Eugene Mukangula and Ray Omondi during the club’s training session at the St Paul’s University on July 20, 2018. Photo/Timothy Olobulu“They are important players in the team and we will miss them but this should not be an excuse. We have a lot of great talented players and they are going to show they are equally good on the pitch,” the coach said.In the absence of Kamura in defense, Zapata will look on to youngster Michael Kibwage who gathered minutes of playing time early in the season but found himself out of favor since the Argentine’s arrival.In midfield, Otieno’s absence will be sealed by Edward Seda who will partner Marvin Nabwire and Whyvonne Isuza.“If you play good football you have chances to win and that’s what we will do. We will need to do a lot of pressing in the middle and ensure when we are without the ball we get it back within five seconds, I have excellent players in midfield so we are going to fight,” the tactician added.AFC have lost 10 of their last 20 meetings with Gor Mahia across all competitions, winning only five and drawing a similar number.The two sides are having different seasons in the KPL with Gor Mahia coming into the game on the backdrop of five wins on the trot in the league while AFC have won only two of their last five.“In derbies it doesn’t matter the position on the table or form. It is 90 minutes and we will fight on the field to win for our supporters,” the defiant coach said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata during the club’s training session at the St Paul’s University on July 20, 2018. Photo/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 21- Just before they face arch rivals Gor Mahia FC in the highly anticipated Mashemeji Derby, AFC Leopards could be thinking of hiring a fourth coach in the span off less than a year with current boss Rodolfo Zapata hinting he might be thinking of his future already.The Argentine tactician who arrived at the den in June from Botswana’s Gaborone United has hinted that ‘AFC Leopards will be strong even without’ me even as he dodged questions on whether or not rumors of his supposed exit from the club are true.last_img read more

750 homes threatened in nagging Santiago fire

first_img“I wonder, frankly, if we didn’t have this arson-caused fire here how many of our resources might have been available to respond to other parts of the state and how many people might be alive today had our firefighters fighting fire here been able to be in San Diego,” Prather said. “This arsonist not only caused that but they prohibited us from responding to our neighbors to help,” Prather said. “And that is another reason that I am committed to capturing these people.” Yesterday, the reward for catching the arsonist who started the fire increased to $250,000 as the fire grew to 26,000 acres. Radio station KFI-AM (640) pledged $100,000 to boost the reward. “If we’re going to find the individual or individuals responsible, it’s going to take a clue from the public,” Sheriff Mike Carona said. KFI program director Robin Bertolucci expressed hope that the new amount “helps bring someone forward to solve this terrible crime.” Meanwhile, several groups announced fund-raisers to help victims. KCAL9/CBS2 news vans will be in the parking lot of the Stater Bros.. supermarket, 22351 El Toro Road, at 5 a.m. today and on Monday to collect money. Also today, the Anaheim Ducks, ABC7, KABC-AM (790) and KLOS-FM (95.5) are teaming with the American Red Cross and Honda Center to collect money from the public at the Honda Center, Parking Lot 5, 2695 E. Katella Ave., in Anaheim. In addition, the Samueli Foundation, Honda Center and Anaheim Ducks will make a $100,000 contribution, officials said. The reward also consists of $50,000 from the state government and $50,000 each from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the FBI. At 8 a.m. today, the county will open a “one-stop” Local Assistance Center where representatives from multiple agencies will be available to offer assistance. The center, at 125 Technology Drive West, Suite 200 in Irvine, will be open until 7 p.m. tomorrow. Additional hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, according to the OCFA. Prather told reporters at the news conference that investigators have concluded that “there are two points of origin rather than three” of the fire set Sunday evening at Santiago Canyon and Silverado Canyon roads. The task force investigating the fire has expanded to include the OCFA, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, ATF and FBI because “we have a number of leads to follow.” “This is a complex incident and we desperately want to catch the people or person that did this,” he said. “It is a confirmed arson,” Prather said. “There was evidence found at the scene.” More than 250 tips have been called in, Prather said, and authorities are “tracking down each of them.” A toll-free hotline — (800) 540-8282 — was set up to receive tips.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“If the wind stays normal, everything will be fine,” said Mike Rohde, an OCFA battalion chief. If not, it will be a totally “different story,” he said. As of 3:30 a.m. no homes had caught fire in Silverado Canyon, Angela Luedtke of the OCFA said. Flames were expected to reach Modjeska Peak about sunrise today, Luedtke said. “We’ve got a little over 1,000 personnel on the line, we have sufficient ground and air resources to handle this incident and we’ve got the plans in place to hopefully control it as it heads up into the wilderness area,” OCFA Fire Chief Chip Prather said. The arson affected not only Orange County but took resources from other fires, he said. IRVINE – Firefighters in the hills east of Irvine sought to contain the Santiago fire today as the it headed toward about 750 homes Silverado Canyon. The Santiago fire, set Sunday evening near Silverado Canyon and Santiago Canyon roads, was about 30 percent contained and moving east into the Cleveland National Forest. According to the OCFA, 14 homes have been destroyed and eight were damaged. Eight outbuildings were destroyed and 12 others were damaged. Fire commanders said the fate the fire depended on the winds. last_img read more

Donegal man charged over incident at repossessed Roscommon farmhouse

first_imgA DONEGAL man has appeared in court charged with assault, criminal damage and false imprisonment in Roscommon last year.PJ Sweeney, of High Cairn, Ramelton, was before Castlerea District Court yesterday in connection with an incident on December 16, 2018 at a repossessed farmhouse in Falsk, Strokestown. Sweeney was one of four men in court yesterday.Sweeney was charged previously with violent disorder. Yesterday, he was charged with assault, criminal damage and false imprisonment. Sweeney also faced one charge of cruelty to a dog under the Animal Welfare act. A public order charge against Sweeney was withdrawn.Martin O’Toole, from Stripe, Irishtown, Claremorris, Paul Beirne, of Croghan, Boyle, and David Lawlor, of 5, Brookhaven, Blanchardstown, Dublin, were also before the court. Judge Deirdre Gearty remanded all four on bail with strict conditions to appear again at a sitting of the district court in Castlerea on 20 December.Donegal man charged over incident at repossessed Roscommon farmhouse was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Castlerea District CourtPJ SweeneyRameltonroscommonStrokestownlast_img read more


first_imgTHE Ireland U16 team – with Letterkenny Rovers midfielder Gareth Doherty in the side – were beaten 4-1 by an impressive Netherlands side in a friendly international in Arnhem last night.Tom O’Connor’s side produced a disciplined first half but conceded just before the break when Javairo Dilrosun found the net.Any hope Ireland had of launching a quick response after the break suffered a blow when Joey Konings found the home side after just three minutes of the restart. PSV starlet Konings found the net again in the 56th minute when he flick home with his heel after an initial effort by Mees de Wit had been half-cleared by the Irish defence.Dilrosun made it four in the 69th minute. Malahide United’s Zachary Elbouzedi pulled one back for Ireland in the 73rd minute after a flowing move involving three one touch passes down the flank that was finished with a neat side-foot finish. Ryan Fowley and Dan Mandareu were involved in the build-up.Fowley had an effort rattle the Dutch crossbar late on but O’Connor recognised that it would have but a false complexion on the score-line. The two sides will meet again on Thursday morning.“The Dutch were brilliant. We’ve no excuses – that was a top class opponent,” said O’Connor. “We’d played a few club teams recently but playing a top class national team like that is another experience completely. We speak about not giving the ball away and the players saw first-hand what that means by the way Holland played.“A defeat is disappointing but from a learning experience it was very good. There were some good individual performances. Zachary Elbouzedi scored an excellent goal and was very good. Dan Mandareu did some brilliant things when he came on. Ryan Fowley, Stephen Nolan and Gareth Doherty did well too.“But the truth was that the Dutch had lots of possession. We came here without four experienced who are with the U17s and that was the point of this exercise – to give the players top quality opposition and a very good learning experience. That’s provided they take it on board.“The only way our players can benchmark themselves is by competing against the best. We’ll hope to learn from this and improve in the second game on Thursday.”NETHERLANDS: Justin Bijlow, Sheral Floranus (Timothy Fosu-Mensah 65), Darren Sidoel, Justin Bakker, Danny Mühl, Rodney Kongolo, Carel Eiting, Azor Matusiwa (Mees Hoedemakers 41), Rashaan Fernandes (Mees de Wit 41), Joey Konings (Cali Daniel 65), Javairo Dilrosun. REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: David Coffey (Springfield Ramblers), Stephen Nolan (BT Harps). Jonathan Lunney (Malahide United), Darragh Leahy (St Kevins Boys), Tristan Hosmann (Mullingar Athletic), Conor Levingston (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jean Yves Poame (Corduff), Jesse Stafford-Lacey (St Brendans Park FC), Mark Buckley (Corinthians Boys), Gareth Doherty (Letterkenny Rovers), Zachary Elbouzedi (Malahide United). Subs: Daniel Mandareu (St Kevins Boys) for Poame 40; Gareth Doherty (Letterkenny Rovers) for Davis 55; Ryan Fowley (Buttevant AFC) for Buckley 55; Avis Ganiyu (Templeogue United) for Levingston 76; Louis Dunne (Colchester United) for Stafford-Lacey 78.LETTERKENNY ROVERS STAR GARETH IN IRELAND SIDE BEATEN BY DUTCH was last modified: March 19th, 2014 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:ArnhemGareth DohertyHOLLANDIrelandU16’slast_img read more


first_imgA plaque in memory of a young Donegal GAA player who died in the build-up to the All-Ireland Final in 2012 is to be unveiled this Sunday at the spot where he lost his life.Tragic Andrew Duffy was just 24 when he died in Dublin.Tragic Andrew Duffy was just 24 when he slipped and lost his footing and fell into the Royal Canal at Phibsboro in Dublin.The young Termon man was celebrating after Donegal had booked their place in the All-Ireland Final after beating Cork on September 14th. Now a plaque in honour of Andrew is to be unveiled at Binn’s Bridge, close to the spot where it is believed he died.A delegation of Andrew’s clubmates, family and friends will travel to Dublin for the touching occasion.They will be led by Fr Dennis McGettigan and supporters who will be in Dublin for the big game are being encouraged to attend.Andrew was a hugely popular and modest young man in his local community. His popularity was borne out by the massive attendance at his funeral.Among those at the funeral were several Donegal GAA players and members of the County Board. TRAGIC FOOTBALLER ANDREW TO BE REMEMBERED ON ALL-IRELAND DAY was last modified: September 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:all-irelandANDREW DUFFYdonegalplaqueRoyal CanalTermonlast_img read more

Lakers’ Divac calls it quits

first_imgEL SEGUNDO –Through a door he helped open for players from all over the world, Vlade Divac exited from basketball Monday, following 16 seasons in which his greatest assist came as an ambassador for the game. The last of the first wave of European stars to play in the NBA, Divac announced his retirement at the Lakers’ practice facility and accepted a job that should keep him in the organization for years to come. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week On the day he retired, the NBA could put into numbers the effect Divac had on the game. When he came to the Lakers from the former Yugoslavia in 1989, the league could count 25 players from 19 countries on its rosters. By Divac’s final season, the NBA was populated by 81 players from 35 different countries. The second generation of European players, including Divac’s close friend Peja Stojakovic, already has come to the league, sure to be followed by more. “He just showed that nothing is impossible for us overseas,” Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic said. Divac retired with a unique place in league history, despite never winning a championship. He was the center asked first to replace Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and then Shaquille O’Neal in the Lakers’ lineup. If not for Divac being traded to Charlotte in 1996, the Lakers might not have been able to draft a high school star named Kobe Bryant. Then in Sacramento, Divac helped turn around the fortunes of the Kings after so many losing seasons. “It was a great ride for me,” Divac said. “I met a lot of people, traveled all around the world. Now I have more time to spend with my family. And I’m sure my life after basketball is going to be, hopefully, even better.’ He was a fan favorite everywhere he went, the only exception when he flopped to the court in a visiting arena. But Divac more importantly was a pioneer in a game that now can be seen on television in nearly every country on the globe. center_img It also was Divac who tipped the ball to Robert Horry in the fateful seconds of Game 4 of the 2002 Western Conference finals. And it was Divac who played on both of the Lakers’ teams in the last 20 years that failed to make the playoffs. The Lakers hired Divac to work for the organization in a still-to-be defined capacity, most likely as a European scout. Kupchak said Divac, much like Brian Shaw, was a former player the Lakers saw as playing a future role with the team. Now Divac could be a trail blazer again — as the first European-born former player to work as a coach or general manager. “It’s not a far-fetched concept at all that Vlade could one day be a front-office manager or a coach in the NBA,’ Kupchak said. Divac played in only 15 games last season for the Lakers due to back problems. He suffered a herniated disc during a September workout, underwent back surgery in January, but never could get his back to fully cooperate. “With the injury that I had, it just wasn’t fun,” Divac said. “I knew if I didn’t have fun, I couldn’t play my best.” — Ross Siler can be reached at (818) 713-3607. 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

Adobe profits up, but job cuts seen

first_img Analysts have generally praised the merger with Macromedia as a good fit that bolsters Adobe’s position with Web designers and other creative professionals. After the acquisition closed, Adobe started selling packages that bundled its popular titles such as its leading photo-editing program, Photoshop, with Macromedia’s animation and Web design software, Flash and Dreamweaver. For the year, Adobe earned $602.8 million, or $1.19 per share, on sales of $1.97 billion. In fiscal 2004, it posted profit of $450.4 million, or 91 cents per share, on sales of $1.67 billion. The results were announced after the financial markets closed. Adobe shares ended at $34.93, up 41 cents, in Thursday trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. In the after-hours session, they gained $1.08, or 3 percent. Separately, the company said Demo will be leaving the company to spend more time with his family. His resignation will take effect in March, or when a replacement chief financial officer is named. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake In the three months ended Dec. 2, Adobe earned $156.3 million, or 31 cents per share, compared with a profit of $113.5 million, or 23 cents per share, in the same period a year ago. Sales jumped 18.8 percent, to $510.4 million from $429.5 million last year. Excluding special items, the company said it earned $151.5 million, or 30 cents per share, compared with $110.4 million, or 22 cents per share, in the year-ago period. The latest results do not reflect Adobe’s purchase of rival Macromedia Inc. That deal closed Dec. 3. In late October, Adobe said it expected earnings to come in at the high end of its previous target of 27 cents to 29 cents per share, on $490 million to $510 million in sales. Analysts expected the company to earn 29 cents per share on revenue of $507.07 million, according to a survey by Thomson Financial. The company said it continues to see strong demand for its Acrobat digital document software as well as its creative and business document-management tools. SAN JOSE – Adobe Systems Inc. posted higher fourth-quarter earnings Thursday but said it expects to cut 650 to 700 jobs as it folds recently acquired rival Macromedia Inc. into its operations. The 11 percent to 12 percent work-force reduction will reduce overlapping positions, help the company focus on growth areas and help it achieve its 2006 financial targets, said Murray Demo, Adobe’s chief financial officer. Employees from both companies will be affected. The cuts were announced just over a week after the software maker closed its acquisition of Macromedia and on the same day the maker of photo editing, publishing and document management software reported strong earnings across its business. “2005 was another remarkable year for Adobe,” said Bruce Chizen, Adobe’s chief executive. “We grew our business 18 percent, generated record profits, and for the third consecutive year, achieved record revenue for the fourth quarter and year.” last_img read more