Toni Nadal: “The best athlete in history is Messi”

first_imgToni Nadal, uncle and coach for a few years of his nephew Rafa, throughout which period he obtained a lot of the titles of his profession, went by means of the microphones of Radio Villa Trinidad in Argentina to assessment numerous matters. Nadal, 33 years outdated and 19 Grand Slam on his document, is at the moment quantity 2 in the ATP rating after Novak Djokovic. We assessment probably the most excellent phrases of his uncle Toni on the Argentine station:Rivalry with Federer: “They each did factor for the game. I can’t think about rivalries past the sphere, nor hatred of the rival. I believe that each Rafa and Roger put into observe the essence of the game, which is to have most rivalry in the monitor, however when the sport ends, it ends. It occurs with River Plate and Boca Juniors. Do you wish to see your most rival in the second division? Usually, you wish to beat him, however not see him destroyed. ” (statements collected by La Nación. Right here, the audio of the total interview).Rafa’s future. “He can have three or 4 simple years of tennis so long as the accidents respect him, he feels motivated and the conviction to maintain on profitable. I can’t think about Rafael enjoying to play on the circuit and that it doesn’t matter to him to lose. Federer continues to play his age (38) as a result of he is aware of he can nonetheless win necessary titles. “ Messi and Nadal: “Up to now, younger individuals outplayed you, however immediately I believe they find yourself missing some dedication. They’re good the day they play properly. Once they play badly after a sport they are saying ‘see you subsequent week’. Nadal, Djokovic and Federer after they play properly They win, and after they play badly too. That is the distinction in a terrific event: having to win when it is not your flip to win. Within the case of Messi, I’ve not seen anybody do what he does. My youngsters are followers and I all the time they watch movies. He is the best athlete in history. “With out excuses: “I’ve by no means preferred individuals who complain in life as a result of I discovered that who does it are people who find themselves much less keen to do one thing to alter the scenario. People who find themselves keen to maneuver ahead don’t normally complain a lot. I all the time I used to be saying this to Rafael. An excuse won’t ever win you a sport. “last_img read more

Rod Rosenstein disputes report he discussed removing Trump under 25th amendment

first_imgShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn First published on Fri 21 Sep 2018 15.01 EDT Tom McCarthy @TeeMcSee Reuse this content Fri 21 Sep 2018 17.10 EDT The New York Times first reported the conversations on Friday, citing anonymous justice department sources and internal memos made after the alleged conversations.Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian election interference and links between Trump aides and Moscow. He was motivated, the Times said, by “frustration”, “surprise” and “anger” that Trump had used a memo he wrote criticizing James Comey to justify firing the FBI director.At least one colleague to whom Rosenstein mentioned wearing a “wire” to record Trump thought Rosenstein was speaking sarcastically, the Times reported. Potential replacements for Comey were being interviewed at the time and top justice department figures were in frequent contact with the White House.In a statement, Rosenstein called the story “inaccurate and factually incorrect” and said the anonymous sources behind it were “advancing their own personal agenda”.“But let me be clear about this,” Rosenstein said. “Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th amendment.”The 25th amendment, ratified in 1967 after the assassination of John F Kennedy, provides that if the vice-president and the majority of the cabinet determine the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office”, the vice-president becomes president.An anonymous senior administration official wrote in a New York Times editorial earlier this month that there had been internal discussions about invoking the 25th amendment, prompting the vice-president, Mike Pence, to deny it.“No, never,” he told CNN. “Why would we?”The memos describing conversations with Rosenstein would be among the most sensitive documents held by the justice department. The Times cited anonymous sources including people briefed “on memos written by FBI officials, including Andrew G McCabe”, the former FBI deputy director.In a statement from his lawyer Michael R Bromwich on Friday, McCabe acknowledged that he kept memos “to memorialize significant discussions he had with high-level officials”. He said he had turned the memos over to the special counsel’s office and “a set of those memos remained at the FBI”.McCabe was fired by Trump in March, days before he was due to retire.The motivation of whoever released the memos was equally opaque. Rosenstein is the direct supervisor of Mueller. Analysts have speculated that the removal of Rosenstein could be more damaging to the Russia investigation than removing Mueller himself.Rosenstein must approve major new directions in the investigation and review the budget. He would receive a report written by Mueller at the conclusion of his investigation.Trump has expressed displeasure with Rosenstein, calling him “weak” and accusing him last year of being a Democrat. Rosenstein is a Republican who was nominated by George W Bush to his former post as US attorney in Maryland.On Friday the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, tweeted: “Shocked!!! Absolutely Shocked!!! Ohhh, who are we kidding at this point? No one is shocked that these guys would do anything in their power to undermine [Donald Trump].”Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday that the story about Rosenstein must not be used for the “corrupt purpose” of firing him. Other top administration officials have been quoted as criticizing Trump without being fired, Schumer noted. This article is more than 9 months old … we have a small favour to ask. 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At least one colleague to whom Rosenstein mentioned wearing a ‘wire’ to record Trump thought Rosenstein was speaking sarcastically, the Times reported.Photograph: AFP/Getty Images Revealed: Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Email US politics Share via Email 5:26 news Share via Email Rod Rosenstein disputes report he discussed removing Trump under 25th amendment Memos reveal deputy attorney general spoke to colleagues about making secret tapes of president, according to New York Times Play Videolast_img read more