Betis-Real Madrid Zidane: “Vinicius or Bale? No one is above anyone”

first_imgHard hand or pedagogy: “The important thing is to convey as you are, what you have inside. Everyone acts as they want. If you do it differently it will be complicated.”Juventus or the French National Team: “They haven’t called me. I’m just thinking of Madrid. I don’t know anything. Many things are said …”Rubi’s situation: “They will try to make a good game and so will we. We will give it all.”Marcelo recovered: “There is a lot of talk about him, good and bad, but it is very important in our squad and I am glad for the game he did the other day. If he gives everything, his quality prevails.”Hazard: “I talked to him after the injury and after the operation. He is well touched. He was very touched after the injury, but he is better off because the intervention went pretty well. Hopefully he returns quickly with us, although I do not know if he will return before the end of the season. It may happen. “Mariano frustrated if he doesn’t play: “It’s like the others. It has to be prepared. Nothing else. When you have such a good squad it’s hard to leave a player out.”Games postponed and behind closed doors by the coronavirus: “It is quite negative, but the virus is here and many people are afraid. It is good to have information from doctors. It is not good to play behind closed doors, but it is happening in France and Italy and it can happen in Spain.” Zinedine Zidane appeared before the press on the eve of the meeting that Real Madrid will play this Sunday against Betis at Benito Villamarín.The Betis: “It is a complicated team, very good, although they have had problems of results. It will be a physical duel and tactically we must be very well.”The responsibility of the position: “Sure, but my passion has always been football and I live what I like most. Being in this great club is a pride and I take advantage of every moment although it is the players who write the story.”Eder Sarabia: “Everyone does their job as they want and tries to do it right. The tension cannot be controlled. I am not going to say if it is good or bad. Everyone lives it in their own way.”Vinicius ahead of Bale: “Nobody is above anyone. I tell my players that everyone is important and they have to be prepared. The players add up. They always want to play and I am here to make decisions.”Coronavirus recommendations: “Like everyone. They tell us what we have to do and we trust those who know about it. The details are what you would tell your son, wash his hands …”.Problems with the modest: “We want to give everything in the field, but sometimes it doesn’t come out. The other teams aren’t stupid.”Backed by the club: “Yes, but I know how this works. Today I am a coach of Madrid, but tomorrow I can change this.”last_img read more

Crucial tiff for Ateneo, UP

first_imgThe Lady Tamaraws battle the Adamson Lady Falcons in the 2 p.m. game, with a win sealing their place in the semifinals while also keeping their twice-to-beat hopes alive.UP’s only chance of marching on would depend on wins in its last two games and key losses by those in the upper half of the standings.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAdamson, on the other hand, is just half-a-game out of fourth spot behind idle National University.With three games left, the Lady Falcons hold their destiny in their hands, and coach Airess Padda is asking her charges to be tougher mentally. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback PH cuppers group 2 bid on 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 Ateneo tries to stay on track of a twice-to-beat edge in the semifinals and extinguish University of the Philippines’ playoff hopes when they clash Saturday in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Running second with a 9-3 record, the Lady Eagles need a win in their 4 p.m. clash with the Lady Maroons to keep Far Eastern University, which is at 7-4, at bay.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Govt to finally establish Law Reform Commission

first_img…after persistent pressure from Opposition …new legal aid programme on the cardsFollowing persistent pressure from the political Opposition regarding the defunct Law Reform Commission, Government has made a commitment to having it established in 2018, along with a new legal aid programme.This was communicated by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during his budget presentation. He noted that the commission, when established, would deal with the issue of non-custodial sentencing.Finance Minister Winston Jordan“We will be establishing a Law Reform Commission in the new year, (and it) will work on amending and modernising our legislation to cater for non-custodial sanctions for various types of offences,” the Finance Minister said.In January 2016, Government had approached the National Assembly, passed the Law Reform Commission Act, No. 4 of 2016, and appropriated millions for the commission’s establishment. But the commission was not established, and its future was in limbo up until Jordan’s announcement.According to the Act, the commission will have the duty to “keep under review all the laws applicable to Guyana with a view to their systematic development and reform, including in particular the modification of any branch of the law, the elimination of anomalies, and the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments.”The Law Reform Commission is also mandated by law to receive and consider suggestions for the reform of the law. These suggestions, according to the Act, can be made on the invitation of the commission, and can come from judges, public officials, lawyers and the general public.The commission also has to “prepare and submit to the minister specific programmes for the examination of different branches of the law with a view to reform, including recommendations as to whether such examination should be carried out by the commission or some other body.”The Law Reform Commission is expected to deal with laws including those inherited from the BritishIn order to fulfil its functions, the commission is allowed to set up law reform committees that would examine particular aspects of the law to make their recommendations.Attorney General Basil Williams had previously argued that the commission would undo the laws Guyana inherited from the United Kingdom before independence, “many (of which) are archaic and irrelevant to our society.”There are a number of legislative acts likely to be scrutinised and changed if the commission comes on stream. Those include the laws pertaining to the Public Procurement Commission (PPC), laws criminalising same sex relations, and laws regarding possession of marijuana.However, the fact that the bill allows the President to make appointments to the commission did not sit well with the parliamentary Opposition. Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has been vociferous in declaring that nominees should be made from different groups.In its recommendations, the PPP had noted that the Association of Legal Professionals, the University of Guyana, Private Sector Commission, the religious community, labour unions, human rights groups and the political Opposition should be represented on the commission.The Opposition has also raised persistent questions about the usage of the appropriated sums of money for the non-existent commission. At least $20M had been included in the 2017 budget estimates for the purchase of office furniture, laptops and desktop computers, and to rent a building. At the time, the building had not even been identified to the public.Legal aidJordan also spoke about a legal aid programme, stating that it would assist non-violent offenders on pre-trial liberty.According to Jordan, it would form part of the Government’s efforts to create a more enabling environment. Such a programme has in fact been in existence since the previous administration.“This is part of Government‘s efforts to streamline a Budget that is more child-focused and youth-friendly,” Jordan said.“It is not the wish of this administration to have children and youth incarcerated for petty offences, such as wandering. To continue to do so would be to deprive this nation of the true potential of its rich human capital.“By the end of 2018, the programme will commence work on the over 500 cases of the aforementioned type, on assessing the sustainability of this pilot legal aid programme, and on providing capacity building to non-governmental organisations that share a similar objective,” Jordan said.last_img read more

DPP asked to review charges against Singh, Brassington

first_imgA request has been made to have Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack review the charges filed against former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former Head of the Privatisation Unit of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) Winston Brassington. The request was made through defence Attorney Anil Nandlall, who formally wrote to the DPP on Tuesday, April 17. In his letter, Nandlall explained that his clients were charged by information upon oath dated April 12, with three counts of misconduct in public office contrary to common law in Georgetown. The matter was called up before the court on the said day and adjourned until May 7, 2018.“I respectfully invite a review of the said charges for the purpose of specifically considering whether the particular of the offences disclose any offence at law, more particularly, the offences for which the accused persons have been charged and if not, I further invite you to consider exercising the powers vested in your office by Article 187 of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and to discontinue the said charges, forthwith”, the correspondence read.DPP Shalimar Ali-HackThe attorney reminded the DPP that her office bears a constitutional responsibility to protect the citizenry against the institution of criminal charges that are based upon “malice or sinister motives that cannot reasonably yield a lawful conviction.”Close to one year after the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) completed an investigation into the sale of lands, the Unit on Thursday, April 12, instituted legal proceedings against Singh and Brassington. These charges were instituted based on the sale of three plots of State land.The three charges advanced by SOCU were not read by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when the case was called last week since the men were not in the jurisdiction. Representing Dr Singh was Nandlall, while Attorney Stanley Moore appeared on behalf of Brassington. The case was adjourned to May 7, to allow the defence lawyers to contact their clients concerning the charges.In the three charges advanced by SOCU and seen by Guyana Times, it was outlined that Singh being the Chairman of NICIL and Brassington being the CEO in December of 2008, by way of Agreement of Sale and Purchase, sold to Scady Business Corporation a track of State land (4.7 acres) being a portion of Plantation Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, for the sum of $150,000,000 “knowing that the said property was valued at $340,000,000 by Rodrigues Architects Associate, a competent valuation officer.”Similarly, the other charge outlined that Singh and Brassington sold to Multicinemas Guyana Inc a plot of State land (10 acres) at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, for the sum of $185,037, 000 “without first having procured a valuation of the said property from a competent valuation officer.”A copy of the letter sent to the DPPMoreover, it was outlined that Singh and Brassington in 2009, by way of an Agreement of Sale and Purchase sold to the National Hardware Guyana Limited a track of Sate land (103 acres), being a portion of Plantation Liliendaal and Turkeyen for the sum of $598,659,398 (VAT exclusive) without first having procured a valuation of the said property from a competent valuation officer.However, during an interview with Guyana Times, Nandlall blasted SOCU on the fact that they had not, at any point, made contact with the individuals who were being investigated prior to the disclosure that charges will be laid.“Last year, on behalf of Ashni Singh, I wrote to SOCU informing them that I am the lawyer for Dr Singh and that should they require him to assist in any investigations, that I am prepared to make contact with him and that he stands willing and able to assist and participate in any investigation… I received no response to that letter… They called me late yesterday evening to indicate to me that Dr Singh will be charged,” he explained.Further, Nandlall asserted “since I sent that letter and during the (course) of whatever investigation they were conducting, no one attempted to make contact with Dr Singh.”Nandlall, who also held the post of former Attorney General, also questioned why a criminal investigation of this type would be conducted and no attempt would be made to seek input from the person or persons who are the subject of the investigation. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

Lap pool at Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre to reopen later than scheduled

first_imgSome classes and rentals will be affected by the extended closure, and the pool will be contacting anyone registered to let them know. As it will also limit the amount of space available for public and family swim times, certain fees will be discounted until the lap pool reopens. The rest of the pool will be open to the public again on October 28, including the leisure pool, tots pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room and climbing wall. The walking track will reopen on October 31.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Fort St. John company nominated for Small Business BC Award

first_imgToday is the last day to nominate and vote for the 13th Annual Small Business BC Awards, and Fort St. John’s own Black Ace Supply has been nominated for Best Workplace.The Best Workplace Award recognizes the business that provides the best overall place to work, providing a supportive, happy and healthy work environment for their staff.Today’s the last day to vote! See the full list of this year’s #SBBCAwards nominees here— SmallBusinessBC (@SmallBusinessBC) November 30, 2015- Advertisement -Manager of Black Ace Supply Lee Hartman said he feels proud of the company for the nomination, and a company they do business with nominated them for the award.Nominations and voting opened up on October 1st.Advertisement Recipients of Small Business BC Awards will win Premier’s Prize of $1,500, plus the opportunity to learn from experts in exclusive mentorships.The businesses with the highest number of votes in each award category will be announced as the Top 10 on December 11.From here, these nominees will submit a detailed application that judges will use to determine the Top 5 finalists from each award category, announced on January 29, 2016.The Top 5 finalists will then be invited to present a ‘Dragons’ Den’-style pitch to the judges, and the winners of each category will be announced at the Small Business BC Awards Ceremony on February 25, 2016 in Vancouver.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgUlster Senior Football Champions!Congratulations to Ryan Bradley and the Donegal team on lifting the Anglo-Celt Cup in Clones on Sunday last! In an emphatic win over local rivals Derry, Ryan got on the scoresheet in the first half showing tremendous determination to force his way through the Derry defence and edge Donegal further ahead.Senior Football The senior footballers earned a draw away to Downings on Thursday last on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-13.Under 21 FootballThe under 21’s kick-off their football championship campaign with a home fixture against Fanad Gaels on Tuesday 19th July, 7.30pm at the Scarvey. There will be extra time if required.Buncrana GAA Fun Day in conjunction with Buncrana Music and Arts Festival The annual fun day will be held at the Scarvey on Sunday 24th July at 3pm. Volunteers are still required to help out on the day with everything. If you can help out please contact David McConnell on 087 939 2767.BORD na nÓGA big thank you to David McConnell and his helpers who organised the bus for the younger members of the club to Clones on Sunday where all the boys had a great day out when Donegal ended their Anglo Celt drought. Hopefully some will follow Ryan’s example.Hurling & Camogie Training for National School ChildrenExtended training by Kevin Hinphey, Yvonne Burns and others for national school children from first to fifth class will take place at the Scarvey from 11am until 2pm on Tue/Wed/Thurs – 19th/20th & 21st of July. The training will be top class from the Ulster development programme and is free of charge, just bring a pack lunch and some water. Everyone welcome. Under 12 HurlingThe u12 Hurlers had to play two matches on Thursday due to a fixture mix up. First they faced a good Carn side, running out convincing winners on a scoreline of 5:11 to 2:0. The scoreline didn’t reflect the match, but the Scarvey boys proved too strong in the end with Ben Doherty(Roe), PJ McCarron and Captain Dylan Duffy leading the way. After a quick break they played MacCumhaill’s and backed up the early result with a big win against a strong Ballybofey outfit. This proved to be a more physical match but our lads produced some of their best hurling to date and notched up a big score, with Ben, Dylan, PJ, Paul Tourish and the hard working Oisin Grant. These boys are developing into a good squad and eight of them graced headquarters in Croke Park on Monday when they represented Donegal. Dylan, PJ, Ben, Paul, Oisin, Fiachra MacLochlainn, Oisin Hegarty and keeper Jason Campbell, the largest group from any Donegal Hurling club. Thank you to Adrian Deery who started his fledgling refereeing career.Inishowen Board Under 12 Go Games Final’s Day – FootballSaturday 23rd July in Carndonagh – Buncrana are in Group A and take on Urris in the first match at 10:30am. Games are expected to finish between 12:30 and 1:00pm. The other teams in Group A are Urris, Moville and Naomh Colmcille. Burt, Malin, Carndonagh and Naomh Pádraig are in Group B. ‘Get-Fit’ Football Training for Women“Want to get fit and have a bit of craic as well? Join other women with the same objective every Monday night at 8pm at the Scarvey. We are playing gaelic football and it’s not competitive just FUN. No experience needed you only need to be over 18 years of age.”LottoThe results of the club’s lotto draw which, took place on Tuesday 12th July in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows. The winning numbers drawn for the €10,000 jackpot were 02-17-19-21.There were no winners. The winning numbers for the €2,050 Lotto Plus draw were 02-13-25-30. There were also no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Roisin Doherty (x), Ballymagan;Paul McGonigle, Kinnego;Kevin McGrory, Grange, Inch;Paul Clifford, Ballymagan;Maria Faulkner, Cooley, Moville Recycling..If you are clearing out your wardrobe, facilities are available at the Scarvey to recycle your old clothes. Call in anytime and leave them at the clothes bank. By doing so you will be helping out our club.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on or BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 18th, 2011 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:Buncrana GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgJim Mc Guinness, Manager of the Donegal team has lent his support to ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’.He said: “World suicide prevention day is very important to Irish people in generating awareness of good mental health.“Positive mental health is a goal everyone should work towards. If you feel depressed or down, don’t suffer in silence. Help is available.” According to Kevin Mills, Donegal Mental Health Service, “We need to get the message out there across all ages that asking for help is a sign of strength and not of weakness. Like most things the sooner you get help the quicker you will recover.”Common signs of depression include;▪ feeling sad and a low mood that doesn’t go away;▪ loss of enjoyment and interest in activities that used to be enjoyable; and ▪ tiredness and lack of energy.If you are experiencing at least two of the above symptoms for at least two weeks you may be suffering from depression. In which case, you should see your GP as soon as possible.Keeping physically active, staying in touch with family and friends and doing anything that gives you a sense of achievement will help you recover from depression.If you have been inactive for a while or unsure of how to get started, then support is available through the Green Prescription community walking programme which according to Ann Marie Crosse, HSE Health Promotion, “Is an easy and enjoyable way of becoming more active and helping you to feel more confident, happy and relaxed in the outdoors.”Information on depression and support is available from the AWARE helpline at 1890 303 302. DONEGAL MANAGER JIM MCGUINNESS LENDS SUPPORT TO WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY was last modified: September 10th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgTHE staffing crisis at Letterkenny General Hospital is over – for now.The HSE says ambulances are now starting to take patients back to our local hospital after a day when some were transferred to Sligo due to a lack of staff.The HSE said: “For a period of 7.5 hours yesterday (Monday 04 August from 13.00 to 20.30), the ambulance service was asked to bypass Letterkenny General Hospital and bring medically stable patients to Sligo Regional Hospital. Medically unstable patients, walk-in patients, paediatric and orthopaedic patients were not affected and these patients were all seen at Letterkenny General Hospital. “Local GPs were also asked to refer medically stable patients to Sligo Regional Hospital from 09.00 August 4 to 09.00 August 5.“The hospital had to take this step in the interests of patient safety as it was not possible to have the required level of NCHDs in the hospital to cover the day shift yesterday, Monday August 4.“We regret any inconvenience caused to patients and their families. Normal service has been restored.”The statement added: “Members of the public are reminded to keep the Emergency Department for emergencies and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance. “We would like to thank the public and our GPs, the ambulance service and our colleagues in Sligo Regional hospital for their cooperation.” CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL OVER – FOR NOW was last modified: August 5th, 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:crisisCriticismhospitalHSEStafflast_img read more


first_imgFianna Fail candidate Claudia Kennedy says more needs to be done to deal with youth unemployment across Co Donegal.Fianna Fail election candidate Claudia Kennedy.The Stranorlar candidate says our young people are being failed by this FG and Labour Government and are being totally and utterly neglected when it comes to job creation.“I have watched as so many of my friends have left Ireland in search of work and opportunities abroad. Most of them would have rather stayed at home but without any real prospect of a job they had to choice but to go. “The longer they stay away the less likely it is they will return; a devastating reality for many families. This is a very sad situation to see an entire generation lost to emigration and the effects will be felt long into the future, when in 10 years time our schools are empty.” says Ms Kennedy.She asked where was this government promised job creation?“85,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 are not working or in education, that is a staggering 16% of people in that age bracket. Even though our young people are seriously struggling they were hit with a callous reduction in their social welfare from €188 to €100 a week, yet if they were working they would be liable for the same taxes as anyone else, does this seem fair to you?” she continues.“On top of that it has never been so expensive to attend college with registration fees going up €250 per year, every year, since this government took office and the Higher Education Grant has become increasingly difficult to get. Young people are being priced out of going to college.” says Kennedy. She pointed to the fact that Ireland’s unemployment rate is the fifth highest in the OECD with almost 379,000 on the live register.“If it were not for the 200 people emigrating from this country every day the figures would be far higher. This notion that the unemployment crises in this country is getting better is not reflected in these figures.“Our young people need real jobs and real opportunities and they need their voices heard. The time for action is now before we loose any more of our young people over seas.” says Kennedy ELECTION 2014: MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO TACKLE YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT – KENNEDY was last modified: May 5th, 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:Claudia Kennedydonegalfianna failyouth unemploymentlast_img read more