Arturo Vidal holds no concerns about Barcelona pursuing Neymar as the Brazilian’s return to Camp Nou reportedly edges closer.Reports in Spain indicate the two parties are growing increasingly optimistic of pushing through an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain.The 27-year-old enjoyed four successful seasons in his first stint at Camp Nou but questions have been raised about the wisdom of a reunion. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Ex-Barca boss Pep Guardiola pondered whether Neymar would return as the “same person” but midfielder Vidal, who is away on Copa America duty with Chile, is not about to question his club’s decisions.”I am already playing with the best in Barcelona, and if Barcelona want Neymar that is none of my business,” Vidal said.”I am focused on the national team, on trying to win this tournament, then to get some rest.”There are people in Barcelona in charge of those matters.”Vidal and Chile, winners of the past two Copa America tournaments, are preparing for a crunch semi-final date with Peru in Porto Alegre.The dynamic former Bayern Munich man and team-mate Charles Aranguiz will have to be on their best behaviour after each picked up a yellow card in the quarter-final victory Colombia.Another on Wednesday would mean a suspension for the final, should favourites Chile overcome their less experienced opponents.Vidal said: “Neither me nor Charles are worried about our bookings.”If we have to give our lives out there, if we have to risk another yellow card we will do it.”Our most important goal is to produce the best game in this tournament for the team so we can reach the final.”
Lorne Adams, one of Brock’s best known and longest-serving educators, is stepping down from his position as director of Athletics so that he can return to teaching full time.Having been director since 2001, Adams will leave the office July 1 and return to his teaching position in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences. Assistant athletics director and long-time Brock coach Chris Critelli will become acting director of Athletics while a national search is conducted for Adams’ successor.Lorne AdamsAdams said that while he will miss the fellowship and rewards that come with being Athletics director, he looks forward to being in front of students as a full-time teacher.“I have enjoyed my 10 years with the department,” he said, “and am very proud of what we have accomplished. But I am also excited about returning to teaching and look forward to the challenges which that brings.”Adams has made a huge contribution to Brock as Athletics director, having overseen 50 championships in various sports, including 38 provincial and 12 national titles, said Steven Pillar, Vice-President of Finance and Administration.“I have really enjoyed working with Lorne as our director,” Pillar said. “Lorne’s passion for sport, coupled with his commitment to education, has encouraged students to exceed their goals in the game and in the classroom, and helped redefine the term ‘student-athlete’.“While we’re sad to see Lorne leave the Athletics department,” he said, “he does so with a long list of accomplishments and has positioned the department well to continue in his absence.”Adams has served as faculty member, administrator, coach and Athletics director in his 35 years at Brock. Some of his more memorable moments in athletics came when Brock won the men’s soccer national title in 2002, the men’s national basketball crown in 2007-08, and a remarkable eight straight years of men’s wrestling championships.He has also made his mark as an academic, winning several significant awards including the prestigious 3M Canada Teaching Fellowship Award in 2004. Adams also received the Alumni Association Teaching Award (1993), the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations award for Outstanding Contribution to University Teaching (1994), and the Faculty Award for Excellence in teaching (1993).