French Professional Soccer Team Marseille Fires Coach Gattuso

French professional soccer team Marseille fires coach Gattuso after 5 months

His replacement will be Jean-Louis Gassé, who was dismissed from Ivory Coast.

French professional soccer Ligue 1 Marseille fired coach Gennaro Gattuso (46, Italy) after five months.

The Marseille club announced on the 20th (local time),

“We are ending our association with coach Gattuso.” 파워볼사이트

It has been five months since the baton was handed over to coach Gattuso at the end of September last year.

Coach Gattuso only achieved 9 wins in 24 official matches for Marseille,

including 5 wins, 6 draws, and 5 losses in 16 Ligue 1 games.

Marseille, who failed to win in the last 6 league games with 4 draws and 2 losses,

is in 9th place (30 points).

Marseille drew 2-2 with Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) in the first leg of the 2023-2024 UEFA Europa League round of 16 playoffs held on the 16th.

Ahead of the second round of the playoffs on the 22nd, Marseille,

who drew a sword against coach Gattuso, appointed coach Jean-Louis Gase (71, France) as the successor.

Coach Gase, who coached Paris Saint-Germain and then coached Montpellier and Bordeaux (now France),

took charge of the Ivory Coast national team in 2022 and participated in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations,

which opened last month, but lost to Nigeria (0-1 loss) in the group stage.

He suffered a shocking second straight loss to Equatorial Guinea (0-4 loss) and was immediately dismissed during the tournament.

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Son Heung-min, Asked for Forgiveness for Lee Kang-in

Son Heung-min “Please Forgive Kang-in” Internal Strife Evolves

Son Heung-min (Tottenham), captain of the Korean national soccer team,

asked for forgiveness for Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain),

who was at the center of controversy after clashing with him. 카지노사이트킹

Heung-min Son said on the 21st through social networking service (SNS),

“Kang-in sincerely reflected and offered a sincere apology to all the players on the national team, including me.”

He continued, “When I was young, I made a lot of mistakes and showed bad behavior.

I think I was able to be where I am today because of the good advice and teachings I received from good seniors every time I made those mistakes.”

In addition, he said, “Lee Kang-in is going through a very difficult time after that incident.

Please forgive me with a generous heart just once.

As the captain of the national team, please!”

Previously, Lee Kang-in announced on social media that he visited London, England, apologized to Son Heung-min and asked for forgiveness.

Son Heung-min, who posted a photo of himself smiling while standing with Lee Kang-in, said,

“As seniors of the national team, and me as the captain,

I will take special care from Kang-in’s side to ensure that he does not commit such wrongdoing again and that he can grow into a good person and player.”

“I will give it to you,” he said.

Son Heung-min also evolved ahead of the ‘national team internal strife’.

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Women’s Professional Billiards Players Including Jang Ga-yeon

A Large Number of New Women’s Professional Billiards Players, Including Jang Ga-yeon, Passed the First Preliminary Round

LPBA rising stars, led by women’s professional billiards LPBA ‘special rookie’ Jang Ga-yeon (19, Huons),

passed the first preliminary round in large numbers in the last regular tour competition of the 2023-2024 season.

Jang Ga-yeon easily won 25-2 over Choi Seon-young in the PPQ round (1st preliminary round)

on the first day of the ‘Crown Haitai LPBA Championship 2024’ LPBA competition held at the KINTEX PBA Stadium in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 20th. 카지노사이트탑

In addition to Jang Ga-yeon, a large number of promising candidates in their late teens to early 20s,

including Jeong Bo-yoon (22), Kim Sa-rang (18), Jeon Ji-woo (20), and Cho Ye-eun (21),

have crossed the first hurdle.

Jang Ga-yeon easily won by scoring 25 points with 8 high runs in just 15 innings,

taking first place in the first preliminary round with an average of 1.667.

Meanwhile, Cha Yu-ram, who returned from the last tour tournament and advanced to the round of 32,

met Seo Han-sol (Blue One Resort) in the second tournament and lost 14-18, ending the tournament.

On the 21st, the second day of the competition, the LPBA PQ round (second preliminary round)

will be held from 11 a.m., and the round of 64 will continue from 4 p.m.

Starting in the round of 64, the top 32 seeded players,

including Throng Piavi (Cambodia, Blue One Resort), Ga-young Kim (Hana Card),

and Jeong-sook Lim (Crown Haitai), will play the first match of the tournament.

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Women’s Table Tennis Match at the Busan World Championships

Women’s table tennis faces a tough match at the Busan World Championships… Meet China in the quarterfinals

The Korean women’s table tennis team received a tough matchup to advance to the semifinals against China at the BNK Busan Bank 2024 Busan World Table Tennis Championships.

On the 20th, the draw for the women’s tournament was held at BEXCO, Busan, the venue. 온라인카지노사이트

The team that ranked first in each group in the group stage will advance directly to the round of 16,

and the teams that placed 2nd and 3rd will have to go through the round of 24 tournament to advance to the round of 16.

Korea will advance to Brazil (14th) in the round of 16.

They will face the winner of the match against Hungary (16th place).

Right next door, China will play the round of 16 against the winner of the match between Austria (23rd) and Thailand (18th).

If Korea and China win the round of 16, they will face each other in the quarterfinals.

The Korean women’s national team, led by coach Oh Kwang-heon,

is led by the ‘one-two punch’ of Shin Yu-bin (8th place, Korean Air) and Jeon Ji-hee (21st place, Mirae Asset Securities),

who together won the gold medal in women’s doubles at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held last year.

However, the gap between them and options 3 to 5, Eunhye Lee (66th, Korean Air),

Si-On Lee (46th, Samsung Life Insurance), and Hyobin Yoon (159th, Mirae Asset Securities),

is not small, so their power is uneven, which is a weakness.

On the other hand, China entered this tournament with the world’s strongest lineup,

including Sun Yingsha, Wang Yidi, Chen Meng, Wang Manyu,

ranked 1st to 4th in the singles world rankings, and Chen Tianyi ranked 7th.

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Coach Hong Myung-bo, We will Advance to the ACL Quarterfinals

K League 1 Ulsan Coach Hong Myung-bo: “We will advance to the ACL quarterfinals with strong mental power”

Ulsan plays the second leg of the round of 16 away game against Banfore Gohu on the 21st.

“I will face it with a stronger mentality than ever before.”

Hong Myung-bo, coach of professional soccer K-League 1 Ulsan HD,

who are about to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL),

emphasized ‘strong mentality.’ 카지노사이트위키

Coach Hong said at a press conference held at the National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on the 20th,

a day before the 2023-2024 ACL round of 16 second leg away game against Banfore Kofu (Japan) (6 p.m. on the 21st),

“The opponent is strong because of the desperation for victory.

“However, as our players have gained experience against their opponents,

we will play a good game tomorrow and advance to the quarterfinals.”

In the first game against Gohu at home on the 15th,

Ulsan won 3-0 thanks to multiple goals from last season’s K League 1 top scorer Joo Min-gyu and Seol Young-woo’s key goal,

taking an advantageous position in advancing to the quarterfinals.

However, Director Hong was wary of letting down his guard.

He emphasized, “If you win the first game and go into the second game, you may lose concentration,”

and added, “We need to go into the game with a stronger mentality than ever.

We will prepare well both tactically and psychologically.”

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San Diego, what would you have done without Kim Ha-sung…He has 2 records for 1st place in his team

Kim Ha-sung (29, San Diego), who is particularly strong in summer, is proving his status in the team with his performance.

Before the game on Wednesday (Korea Standard Time), Kim played in a total of 68 games this season, posting a batting average of 0.220 with nine homers, 32 RBIs and 13 steals. The combined OPS for on-base plus slugging percentage is 0.725.

It is a little disappointing compared to Kim Ha-sung’s status, which raised expectations as he had his career high season after entering the Major League last year and even won a gold glove given to the best defender after the season.

As seen on 홀짝사이트, Kim Ha-sung’s status in the team is not bad at all. Rather, he is better than last year.

According to the “Game Note” data released by the San Diego Padres ahead of Wednesday’s game, Kim has hit nine home runs in this season by hitting a homerun for two consecutive days against the Arizona Diamondbacks last weekend. This is a good record, ranking second in the home run category in his team.

Kim Ha-sung hit a home run for two consecutive days

It is the first time that Kim has hit two consecutive home runs since June 23 and 24 last year. The San Diego Padres have nine home runs in the last four games. And two of them are homers that Kim hit with his bat.

Kim Ha-sung’s walks are also noteworthy. As of Tuesday, he has posted a total of 37 walks this season. He ranks first in his team. None of the San Diego fielders has garnered more walks than Kim Ha-sung. This is proof that he has become patient and has improved his pitching capability.

In addition, Kim Ha-sung’s 13.6 percent walk ratio is good enough to rank eighth in the entire Major League Baseball.

Kim Ha-sung, who showed a strong feeling of hitting every summer

Kim Ha-sung’s stolen base record is also worthy of praise. 안전놀이터 Kim had 13 stolen bases this season as of Tuesday. This is the No. 1 record in his team, and the fifth-largest stolen base among shortstop in the Major League Baseball.

Since last year, he has a total of 51 stolen bases, which ranks fifth in the National League overall, so his main focus is among the top in the league.

Last month, Kim was sluggish with a batting average of .0217 with three homers and seven RBIs with an OPS of 0.674. However, as he did in June, he improved with a batting average of 0.242 with two homers and eight RBIs with an OPS of 0.900. As Kim displayed feverish performance every summer after moving to the Major League, attention is focusing on the upcoming games.

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Son Heung-min’s chances of leaving Tottenham and going to Fenerbahce increase → Mourinho wants ‘directly’

Just when the contract renewal negotiations between Son Heung-min (31) and Tottenham Hotspur were becoming sluggish, Fenerbahce SK coach Jose Mourinho (61) appeared.
Reporter Rudy Galetti of British media ‘Team Talk’ recently said, “Son Heung-min is receiving a lot of interest from Fenerbahce with 12 months left on his contract with Tottenham,” and added, “Tottenham coach Anger Postekoglou will try to keep him.” reported.

He added, “However, uncertainty surrounding Son Heung-min continues, and Coach Mourinho is targeting him as his first signing since taking charge of Fenerbahce.”

This is somewhat shocking news.
It is true that Son Heung-min is in his 30s, so it would not be surprising if he hits an ‘aging curve’ in terms of his playing style, but he is still one of the best players in the Premier League, and this season, he scored 17 goals and 10 assists, showing the best performance on both offense and defense. Because it was unfolded.

Some say that Tottenham’s lukewarm attitude toward contract renewal played a significant role in the possibility of Son Heung-min’s transfer.
Initially, Tottenham prioritized activating the extension option included in the existing contract rather than signing a long-term contract.

It is also natural for the club to feel risky in signing a long-term contract with a player in his 30s.
Not only do they have to return their long-term contributions with a high salary, but they also have to endure a decline in performance that may come at any time.

In fact, Liverpool is known to completely exclude long-term contract renewals or recruitment of players in their 30s.
One thing that is unfortunate is that Son Heung-min is by no means a ‘simple presence’ at Tottenham.

Son Heung-min, who left Bayer 04 Leverkusen and changed to the Tottenham uniform in 2015, recorded 162 goals and 84 assists in 408 games over a period of nearly 10 years, and made a significant contribution to the team’s position as a big club.
Last summer, he began wearing the captain’s armband, filling the void left by Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane.

Coach Mourinho, who announced his ‘brilliant return’ by taking charge of Fenerbahce last week, is a familiar face to domestic soccer fans as he led Tottenham and coached Son Heung-min from 2019 to 2021.
The ‘fantastic chemistry’ shown by coach Mourinho and Son Heung-min at the time is also expected to be a major factor in Son Heung-min’s decision to go to Fenerbahce.

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SK Group, Hyundai Motor, Samsung: top 3 most-indebted conglomerates in Korea

SK Group headquarters in Seoul / Courtesy of SK Group

SK Group was named the most highly indebted conglomerate in the country for this year, surpassing Hyundai Motor Group for the first time since 2021, according to the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) earlier this week.

The FSS released the names of 36 business groups categorized as highly indebted for this year based on their total borrowing amounts at the end of last year.

The country’s banking supervision regulations stipulate that corporate groups whose total borrowings exceed 0.1 percent of the nominal gross domestic product of the previous year, along with other requirements in banking credit loans, are to be designated as indebted groups every year.

Based on the rule, the financial regulator listed the names of the 36 highly indebted corporate groups with total borrowings exceeding 2.16 trillion won ($1.56 billion) each, along with credit loans and guarantees from banks surpassing 1.3 trillion won, as of the end of last year.

Among major conglomerates, SK Group, which experienced increased borrowings due to the semiconductor industry downturn last year and escalated investments in batteries, overtook Hyundai Motor Group on this year’s list. Following SK Group, Hyundai Motor, Samsung, and Lotte Group are ranked as the most indebted conglomerates.

Coupang (No. 28), Hoban Construction (No. 32), EcoPro (No. 34), and Celltrion (No. 36) are newly included in this year’s list, while six others, including Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, have been excluded.

The list of highly indebted companies, whose borrowing surpasses specific thresholds, serves the purpose of enabling creditor banks to assess 안전 and evaluate their financial structures annually. This is crucial, given the substantial impact these corporate groups have on the national economy.

The annual evaluations by creditor banks occur between June and August. If the results are unsatisfactory, these groups are obliged to enter into agreements with bond-issuing banks, committing to enhance their financial structures.

The total credit loans from banks to the 36 designated groups amounted to 338.9 trillion won, up 5.1 percent compared to the credit loans provided to the 38 previously designated highly indebted groups from the previous year, totaling 322.6 trillion won.

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Gov’t offers $360 mil. in credit guarantees to propel SME growth

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Choi Sang-mok speaks during a meeting of economy-related ministers at Goverment Complex Seoul, Monday. Yonhap

Up to 500 billion won ($363.3 million) in credit guarantees will be made available by the government for promising small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in strategic technologies related to materials, parts, and equipment. The Ministry of Economy and Finance revealed on Monday that tailored support will be extended to these enterprises, aiming to facilitate their growth and enhance their contribution to Korea’s sustained economic development.

With this objective in mind, the government plans to identify 100 highly competitive SMEs and will closely oversee their progress over the next three years.

Each company will be paired with a management consultant who will provide personalized guidance on developing new growth engines, leveraging innovative technologies, expanding into international markets, and exploring various avenues to expand their business operations.

The targeted SMEs will receive additional benefits, including upfront bonus points, when competing for government-backed projects in areas such as exports and financing.

“We’re dedicated to maximizing the country’s economic potential by prioritizing the rapid advancement of SMEs up the corporate ladder,” Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance Choi Sang-mok said as he announced the strategy during a meeting of economy-related ministers in Seoul, Monday.

Roughly translated as “Jump up! Corporate growth ladder,” the scale-up strategy is the first of its kind introduced by the Yoon Suk Yeol administration.

This strategy addresses the challenges faced by SMEs, which often encounter obstacles hindering their growth. Despite comprising 99 percent of all businesses in the country, SMEs struggle, with their employees constituting 81 percent of all salaried workers nationwide.

In some cases, SMEs choose not to expand further to avoid losing certain benefits, such as tax incentives, in extreme circumstances.

“The scale-up strategy acknowledges the longstanding challenges faced by SMEs and is crafted to incentivize them to make significant strides toward reaching a higher level of growth and development,” Choi said.

Other support measures include simplifying the process for SMEs to access loans from commercial banks and providing them with credit guarantees backed by the government.

For example, the government plans to facilitate connections between SMEs possessing technological and innovative capabilities and commercial banks. This initiative aims to enable these SMEs to secure loans at more favorable interest rates than typically available.

Operating under the auspices of the government, Korea SMEs and Startups Agency and Industrial Bank of Korea are contacting commercial lenders to materialize the loan support program.

For companies seeking assistance in expanding overseas, four government-affiliated entities — the Korea SMEs and Startups Agency, the Export-Import Bank 추천 of Korea, the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation, and the Korea Technology Finance Corporation — will provide financial support through collaborative consultations.

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SK Group on high alert after chairman’s divorce ruling

SK Group Chairman Chey Tae-won attends a meeting with United Arab Emirates President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Lotte Hotel Seoul, May 28. Joint Press Corps-Yonhap

SK Group is heightening vigilance over the latest divorce settlement ruling on its Chairman Chey Tae-won by holding an emergency meeting to discuss countermeasures against the court order, according to company officials, Monday.

This response follows the recent court ruling mandating Chey to pay 1.38 trillion won ($1 billion) in property division to his estranged ex-wife, Roh So-young.

Top management from the group’s major affiliates attended the meeting, reflecting concerns that the ruling could potentially undermine the 카지노사이트 conglomerate’s governance structure. The group fears that if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling, Chey’s management control over the group’s holding company, SK Inc., might be jeopardized. The fear is that he may be compelled to sell his shares in the company to meet the substantial property division settlement.

“The fact that the group held the emergency meeting with its CEOs shows that SK is taking a serious look at the issue, even if it has to do with Chey’s personal life,” an official at a major conglomerate said. “Minimizing any potential leadership risk is the top priority for most family-controlled conglomerates here, so the group’s top managment looks to have gathered to come up with its next action plans.”

Chey apologized for causing concerns to his employees, saying that he will continue fulfilling his role for the benefit of the group and the national economy.

“I would like to express regret for worrying SK members and all interested parties,” he said. “I will fulfill my duties, so I do not cause any negative influences, for not just the group, but the local economy.”

Last week, an appellate court ruled in favor of Roh, who is the daughter of late former President Roh Tae-woo.

The ruling came as a shock to SK Group, as it overturned a decision by a lower court by ordering Chey to divide all of his property. The Seoul High Court judged that SK Group was able to achieve robust growth for the past few decades due to preferential treatment it received during the Roh Tae-woo administration in the early 1990s.

The head of SK Group, however, underscored his strong willingness to “get the facts straight” over the latest ruling.

“I still think that I have to respect the judgment by the judiciary authority, but I cannot help express regret over the ruling that denied SK Group’s history of growth,” Chey said. “I will reveal the truth for the honor of SK Group and all its members.”

Chey and a group of 20 CEO-level executives from its affiliates joined the meeting to come up with group-wide strategies to deal with the latest court ruling.

In a bid to retain his leadership position, Chey is anticipated to explore options such as leveraging stock collateral loans against his shares in SK Inc. to fulfill the property division obligation. Additionally, he may consider divesting shares from other SK affiliates to raise the necessary funds.

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