Cavani, already recovered, does not travel to Lille and Tuchel sees him further outside: “He needs to solve things …”

first_img“Things are not clear. They will not be with us in Lille (in reference to Cavani and Kurzawa, also with their future in the air and that does not travel to that party either)”, said the press conference technician on both players with their eyes on the duel this Sunday, the fourth without playing for the Uruguayan battering ram. The Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, striker of Paris Saint Germain and claimed in the winter market by Atlético de Madrid, is already recovered from his muscular discomfort, but neither will he travel with the team for this Sunday’s duel in Lille by coach Thomas Tuchel’s decision, who said the attacker has trained with the group, but “needs to solve things.” In the previous three, the club reported some discomfort in the pubis; In this Sunday, the technician already confirmed that Cavani is recovered from his ailment. “He has done the training, but he needs to solve things. It’s the same for Layvin (Kurzawa). You have to make decisions,” Tuchel added.Cavani is the goal of Atlético in this winter market, whose term ends in less than a week, next Friday. At the moment, Paris Saint Germain rejected a first offer from the rojiblanco team, which is expected another attempt during the next few days.The player, who will turn 33 next February 14, has participated in fourteen meetings this season, in which he has scored five goals. This course its presence and impact in the Parisian complex has been inferior. In his time at PSG in the last seven years, he has scored 198 goals in a total of 269 crashes.last_img read more

Costa did not work out with the group

first_imgThe Portuguese striker already exercised Friday and Saturday, after his pharyngolaringitis, although he had an alternative training. Diego Costa did not train in this afternoon session with the rest of his teammates and also conducted alternative training. The headlines against Valencia, plus Vrsaljko, trained in the morning and did regenerative work. Atlético will train again tomorrow at 11:30 am and Cholo will begin preparing for the Champions clash. Atlético has had a training session in Majadahonda thinking about Tuesday’s match against Liverpool. In the work session, the players who did not start against Valencia participated. So Simeone had Adam, Hermoso, Giménez, Lemar, Carrasco, Morata, and Saponjic, who was not summoned before the Valencian team. Trippier, Joâo Félix and Herrera continue with their respective recoveries of their injuries.last_img read more

Scorpions, Pride in crucial clash

first_imgTitle-chasers Jamaica Scorpions and Barbados Pride will square-off in a crucial encounter in the penultimate set of matches of the group phase of the WICB/NAGICO Insurance Super50 Tournament in Trinidad and Tobago today.Second and third, respectively, in Group A with 10 and nine points each, the two will enter the contest knowing that a win for eight team would all but secure them a place in the semi-finals.Group leaders Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, who oppose cellar dwellers ICC America, are presently on 17 points and have already qualified for the semi-finals.”It’s a (virtual) must-win for both of us, so I guess they (Barbados) will be playing it like a final and we will be doing the same,” Jamaica’s captain, John Campbell, said yesterday.The return-led round-robin fixture will see both teams entering the contest with a win two, lose two record, with Jamaica ahead based on having two bonus points compared to Barbados’ one.The Scorpions, however, can claim bragging rights, having defeated Barbados by two wickets when the two met earlier this week.Led by a man-of-the-match bowling performance of three for 18 from left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, Jamaica bowled out the Pride for a mere 138 before replying with 139 for eight.The in-form Andre McCarthy, who also has a tournament century, and Antiguan Devon Thomas led the batting for the Scorpions with 49 and 33, respectively.However, with the end of the Australian Test series both teams have been strengthened with the return of West Indies players to their line-ups.Barbados has been injected with seven players – Jason Holder, Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Carlos Brathwaite, Shane Dowich, Miguel Cummins, and Jomel Warrican, while Jamaica will benefit from the return of Jerome Taylor and Jermaine Blackwood.”They have got back all their players from Australia, and have a better squad, and are also coming off a win, so they should be confident,” remarked Campbell.”But we are not too concerned,” he said. “We have seen signs of improvement throughout the tournament, and, it is just for us to put it together.”Jamaica will play the Americas and Barbados will tackle Trinidad in the final set of group matches scheduled for Sunday.The semi-finals will be played next Wednesday and Thursday, with the final carded for next Saturday, all at Queen’s Park Oval.last_img read more

Amara Konneh Foundation Donates to Orphans, Church

first_imgThe Amara Mohammed Konneh Foundation has donated several items to orphanages and a church.The donations were part of the foundation’s way of giving back to the community.The items donated included a 5KVA generator, which was presented to the James Edward Methodist Church in Gardnersville and a bale of used clothes, several bags of 25 kg rice, vegetable oil, and onions to selected orphanages in Monrovia.According to the Foundation’s head of secretariat, Saidu Vasco Nyei, the donations were part of Amara Konneh’s way of identifying with his community’s needs regardless of the religious affiliations of residents.Mr. Konneh, a Muslim, is also the country’s former Minister of Finance and Development Planning. “The Foundation believes and supports all religions, therefore, we have demonstrated this by providing a 5KVA generator to the church as our way of contributing to the spiritual process in the country,” Mr. Nyei said.He said the donation was just the beginning of what the Foundation hopes to do in the near future in building the Kingdom of God.Members of the Methodist church led by the Elders’ department lauded the Foundation for the donation. The congregation called on other well-meaning Liberians to emulate Mr. Konneh in giving back to their respective communities.The Foundation also donated several food and non-food items to orphanages in the Banjor and VOA communities, outside Monrovia.Valai M. Dorley, chair of the Foundation, told the orphans that the contribution was to restore their hope and put smiles on their faces, especially because they understand what it means to be an orphan.He promised that the donations will be a gradual process to impact the lives of orphans and make them feel proud and part of the society.Mother Marie Torbor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the orphanage, appreciated the Foundation for being the first ever institution to donate items to the orphans.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Accused in “cricket bat” murder to know fate soon

first_imgMurder accused: Jonathan BudhanThe two remaining witnesses in the murder of 40-year-old Deonarine Manbodh, also called “Ramesh”, on Wednesday took the stand at the Demerara High Court before Justice Navindra Singh and a 12-member jury.Twenty-two-year-old Jonathan Budhan is accused of murdering Manbodh on October 25, 2016. The accused is represented by Attorney Nigel Hughes in association with Kezia Williams and Ronald Daniels. Meanwhile, the Prosecutors are Tuanna Hardy, Teriq Mohammed, and Abigail Gibbs.The aunt of the accused, in her testimony, told the court that prior to Ramesh’s demise, she would frequently get complaints from her nephew about the victim’s offensive behaviour towards him. She noted that although this was the case, the accused did not retaliate.Meanwhile, under cross-examination the court heard that on the day of the incident, the accused arrived home in tears and related what had occurred on his way home. According to the witness, the accused related that he was embarrassed and assaulted by the now deceased man because he accompanied his niece home.It was further disclosed that after that confrontation, the now deceased man, as he was annoyed by the incident, visited the home of the witness, which resulted in a scuffle between the accused and the victim. During the scuffle, Manbodh was lashed to his head with a bat by the accused. The witness also admitted that she was aware that the victim had died several days after the incident occurred.On the other hand, Meena Manbodh, 20, the niece of the now deceased man, admitted to the court that she and the accused shared a relationship. She further stated that on the day of the incident, she witnessed her uncle embarrassing and pushing Budhan, but he did not retaliate and walked away.While under cross-examination, the witness hesitantly admitted that Budhan would complain to her regarding the names he would be called by her uncle; nevertheless, she denied that she ever witnessed any of these incidents prior to October 25, 2016.On conclusion of the testimony, both the defence lawyers and State Prosecutors made their final submissions to both Justice Singh and the empanelled jury.The case will continue on May 17 when the accused is expected to know his fate.last_img read more

May 2nd Community Events Photos

first_imgRain clouds start to roll over the Totem Mall and the rest of the Energetic City.    Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement –  Matthew’s Park and the rest of Fort St. John experienced a little bit of rain and very high winds.                                                                                                             Picture: Amber Davy With softball season just around the corner, many people went to Surerus Ball Park to practice and prepare for the season.                                                                                 Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more

No new information from RCMP on Pimm domestic incident

first_imgA week after the MLA for Peace River North was arrested for a domestic dispute with his wife, Pat Pimm has not spoken publicly about the incident.Pimm released a statement on June 27, announcing his resignation from the Liberal caucus and from his position as a parliamentary secretary for the Minister of Energy.- Advertisement -In the statement, he said he was taken into custody Sunday night and was held in jail overnight.Corporal Dan Moskaluk, senior media relations officer with the “E” Division Communications Services, told Energeticcity.ca that he could not provide any updates on this specific incident.However, Moskaluk says B.C. RCMP have a violence in a relationship protocol which dictates that no matter who is involved in an incident or what the victim’s wishes are, the RCMP must forward all information to Crown Counsel. It is then up to Crown Counsel to issue recommendations or decide whether charges should be laid.last_img read more

A house of cards

first_imgWith the phone companies challenging the tax in three separate lawsuits, this illicit revenue source could be cut off by next fall. That leaves Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council needing to build a budget in the face of a possible enormous loss of revenue. So they have turned, as usual, to the political consultants and operatives, who are as much a part of City Hall as the politicians, to come up with a devious plan: They’ll play fast and loose with the law, while tricking voters into re-establishing the phone tax. First, there’s the legal deception. Even though City Hall has known about the likely demise of the phone tax for months, Villaraigosa hopes to declare its potential elimination an “emergency.” That’s because under Proposition 218, tax hikes must appear on the ballot during regular municipal elections. But “emergency” measures can appear on any ballot. That includes the February presidential primary, during which – Villaraigosa’s pollsters tell him – a slew of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama voters will be more likely to vote “yes.” Plus, if the measure is classified as an emergency, it only requires 50 percent voter approval, and not the usual two-thirds. Compounding the deception, Villaraigosa has opted to seek a 9 percent phone tax to replace the 10 percent one that’s on the verge of elimination. That way he can claim the measure is a “tax cut” because it reduces the rate from 10 percent to 9 percent. This is an outrageous distortion. If voters vote “yes,” they won’t be paying 1 percent less on their phone bills, they’ll be paying 9 percent more than if they voted “no” and let the tax die on its own. But with an expensive, special interest-funded campaign, Villaraigosa is confident he can confuse more than half of the voters into doing the wrong thing. He may be right – after all they’ve already polled likely voters and found them easy to deceive. The disguised utility tax Last week, the Department of Water and Power Board of Commissioners signed off on a series of rate increases over the next few years. Ostensibly, the purpose of these hikes is to pay for much-needed infrastructure upgrades. It’s true the DWP has allowed its infrastructure to become obsolete but it’s not the least bit true that it’s ratepayers’ responsibility to pay the bill for the upgrades. As the Daily News revealed, the city has quietly filed a pre-emptive lawsuit to block any public challenge to its usual process of transferring tens of millions of dollars from the Department of Water and Power to the city’s general fund. The money that’s transferred came from ratepayers and represents a profit made by overcharging the public for water and power. Turning it over to City Hall makes it arguably a tax or fee that must be approved by voters. So if the DWP has extra millions to kick into City Hall’s coffers, what business does it have raising water fees? None. Under state law, “fees” must be specifically connected to real costs associated with providing a service. That doesn’t include subsidizing inflated pay raises for City Hall’s bureaucrats. The DWP rate hikes are really just another attempt to raise taxes without getting the public’s approval. That is, they’re an other way to skirt the law and take your money. The bogus gang tax Seizing on rightful public concern about gang violence, city leaders have also come up with plans for another tax hike, a parcel tax, allegedly to fund anti-gang efforts in L.A. But there are some problems with this regressive levy, which would cost every property owner in the city – from a middle-class family struggling to cover its mortgage to the owner of a downtown skyscraper – the same $40 a month. Most notably, no one in City Hall has been able to specify what, exactly, the money would pay for. L.A. already blows nearly $100 million a year on mostly ineffective anti-gang programs, and until we make sense of how that money is spent – it’s currently being audited by Controller Laura Chick – there’s no way to know whether anti-gang efforts need more money at all, let alone how much, or for what purpose. Up until last week, City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, who’s led the effort for the gang tax, said that the crisis is so great we don’t have time to wait for Chick’s audit. The city needs the cash to fight the gang scourge as soon as possible. That’s an odd position to take since City Hall has failed to take the gang problem seriously for decades. What’s even more curious is that Hahn now says she’ll hold off the parcel-tax vote until another election because she doesn’t want it to compete with the phone tax on the February ballot. Apparently the problem isn’t so serious after all. Besides, trying to defraud voters twice at the same time could be beyond the capabilities of even City Hall’s skilled politicos. A pattern and practice The list goes on and on. The City Council has approved two garbage-fee increases in the last two years. The DWP has raised its rates repeatedly. Even golf fees have gone up in City Hall’s relentless pursuit of cash. All the while, we are always told that City Hall needs the money for the best of reasons. “The mayor has a responsibility to protect the revenue that pays for critical services in the city,” Villaraigosa spokesman Matt Szabo says of the mayor’s lawsuit against the people. The city’s chief legislative analyst, Gerry Miller, says maintaining the illegal phone tax is crucial because losing it would “impact library hours, recreation hours. It would impact street paving. It would impact tree trimming.” See, they have no choice but to gouge L.A. residents in one fraudulent and/or illegal tax hike after another. Our “critical services” depend on it. City officials must lie to us and cheat us. It’s for our own good. Never, when justifying their quest for cash, do they mention the gigantic pay hikes to the highest-paid municipal workers and local politicians in the country. Never do they mention the subsidies and giveaways to the downtown developers, who have their taxes waived. Never do they mention the handouts to Hollywood, or City Hall’s sweetheart deals with well-connected contractors and developers. Meanwhile, the city continually fails in providing the most basic services. Police coverage in the San Fernando Valley is down, while gang violence soars. The Fire Department is such a wreck that it – like the LAPD – might soon fall under federal control. The DWP, for all its money, can’t even keep the lights on in a heat wave. The sidewalks go mostly unpaved, and the potholes still form faster than they’re filled. The house is collapsing That brings us to where we are now, with the system ready to collapse. Maintaining such bloat and cronyism isn’t easy. It requires a constant stream of money, one that’s about to dry up. And it will dry up unless city leaders can fool the public once again. If they can get away with their phony phone tax, their disguised utility tax and their bogus gang tax, they will have the cash to put off the day of reckoning for at least a few more years. The voters of Los Angeles must not let that happen. We cannot tolerate such dishonesty and financial recklessness. It’s time we demanded a city government that works for the people of L.A., and not against us. It’s time we demanded an honest accounting of how and where our money is spent. It’s time City Hall and city workers make the efficiencies that are a daily part of life for those of us who pay their bills. It’s time for the house of cards to fall, and for a good, honest leadership to rise in its place.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE house of cards that is Los Angeles City Hall’s corrupt system of shifting money from taxpayers to special interests is collapsing. City leaders’ giveaways are rapidly outpacing their ability to bring in new funds, creating a perilous financial imbalance. For the insiders – the unions, developers, contractors – this is a bona fide crisis. For the rest of us, it’s a great opportunity to remake the city into one that serves the people instead of serving itself. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityLast week, city leaders agreed to a massive, five-year, 23 percent pay raise for most city workers. And they did it in the face of a slowing economy, cooling real-estate market and the very likely possibility that courts will find they have been taking the public’s money illegally. Simply put, City Hall is desperate. And in that desperation, city leaders are more dangerous than ever, willing to plunge to new depths of deceit to preserve what is a failed government. In recent months, we have seen City Hall hatch one illegal and/or unethical tax-raising scheme after another. In the interest of clarity, let’s examine these schemes one at a time: The phony phone tax City Hall currently collects $270 million a year from a 10 percent tax on all Los Angeles cellular phones and land lines. The tax could be found illegal because of a court case based on the Proposition 218 requirement that two-thirds of voters approve new taxes. last_img read more

Briefs: Browne first out of Kapalua gate

first_imgOlin Browne waited six years before getting back to the winners-only Mercedes Championships and played Thursday as if he doesn’t want to wait that long again. Browne was the only player to break 70 in blustery conditions at Kapalua in Hawaii and finished with a 4-under 69 to take a one-shot lead over Vijay Singh as the PGA Tour season began without some of its biggest stars. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Retief Goosen decided to take the week off, leaving a 28-man field to tackle a Plantation course that played long and soft, and deceptive because of its new greens. Only nine players managed to break par. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “I’m thrilled to be here,” Browne said. “I would like to play well enough to be invited back. And there’s only one way to get back.” His 69 matched the highest score to lead after the first round in the eight years the Mercedes Championships has been played at Kapalua. WINTER SPORTS: Austria’s Marlies Schild won a World Cup slalom event and Olympic champion Janica Kostelic fought through pain to finish third in her home event in Zagreb, Croatia. Schild won her second slalom in a row and picked up the sixth win of her career in 1 minute, 53.63 seconds amid steady snowfall. She took home $71,000, the biggest prize in skiing. U.S. Skeleton coach Tim Nardiello will get his day in court Monday, when the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation has been ordered to show that it had good reason to suspend him while sexual harassment allegations are investigated. center_img HOCKEY: Finland won the bronze medal game of the world junior hockey championships with a 4-2 win over the U.S. in Vancouver. With nine first-round NHL draft picks, the U.S. was serenaded with chants of “over-rated, over-rated” while the jubilant Finns threw helmets, sticks and gloves in the air in celebration. In the gold-medal game, Canada blanked Russia 5-0. BASEBALL: The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal with starting pitcher Ryan Franklin. The 32-year-old, who went 8-15 with a 5.10 ERA, served a 10-day suspension in August for testing positive for a steroid. Right-hander Brandon Duckworth, who spent time last season in the Houston Astros’ rotation, agreed to a minor-league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Infielder Miguel Cairo returned to the New York Yankees with a one-year, $1 million deal. FOOTBALL: Auburn defensive end Stanley McClover, who had 13 tackles for loss and eight sacks this season, said he will forgo his senior season and make himself eligible for the NFL draft. SOCCER: U.S. Soccer reached agreement with the women’s national team on a labor deal through 2012 that will pay a minimum $1.28 million annually to 20 players, with at least 14 guaranteed salaries of $70,000. Players could earn as much as $200,000 apiece in years the U.S. wins the Women’s World Cup or gold medals at the Olympics. The federation earlier reached agreement with the men’s national team on a deal through 2010 that would pay bonuses of at least $199,239 for reaching the second round of this year’s World Cup and $748,533 if the U.S. wins the World Cup. Bonus money for 2010 would increase 22.5 to 35 percent, depending on this year’s finish. American goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann signed a one-year contract extension, through the 2006-07 season, with runaway English Football Championship leader Reading. The 33-year-old goalkeeper likely will backup Kasey Keller on the U.S. World Cup team. MOTOR SPORTS: NASCAR has narrowed the possible sites for its first official Hall of Fame to Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C. or Daytona Beach, Fla., and expects to make a decision by the end of March. Richmond, Va., and Kansas City., Kan., had also been considered. TENNIS: Kim Clijsters edged Zheng Jie 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 and Venus Williams overcame a back injury to beat Sania Mirza 6-3, 6-3 at the Champions Challenge exhibition tournament in Hong Kong. Andre Agassi requested a wild card to play in the Delray Beach International Championships from Jan. 30-Feb. 5. The 35-year-old star pulled out of the Australian Open on Wednesday because of a lingering ankle injury. 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

SARGASSO OFFERS A FEAST FOR FESTIVAL GOERS!

first_imgIt’s not easy to watch some of the best performers in Ireland on an empty stomach!So, in conjunction with the Earagail Arts Festival, Sargasso Restaurant in Letterkenny will be open 7 days for the full two weeks of the festival. They have a special deal for their artists coming in before the performances and we have a great pre show meal for the festival goers as well.The restaurant, based on Letterkenny’s Port Road, will be offering a pre show special for all Regional Cultural Centre & An Grianan Theatre shows with 2 courses €18.95 or 3 courses €22.95.     SARGASSO OFFERS A FEAST FOR FESTIVAL GOERS! was last modified: July 6th, 2012 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:Earagail Arts FestivalSargassolast_img read more