Telematic meeting of the first team of Barcelona

first_imgQuique Setién convened this Tuesday afternoon via telematics an important group of FC Barcelona staff members to make an assessment of the experiences in the first thirty days of confinement and make pineapple, especially considering that the Alarm State could foreseeably extend until mid-May. For about 40 minutes, the technicians and players were able to talk relaxedly about their situation and contribute their grain of sand to make confinement more bearable. With Leo Messi at the helm, the other three captains, Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué and Sergi Roberto were also present at the telematic meeting. Other players who participated in the meeting were Antoine Griezmann, Junior Firpo, Luis Suárez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic, Clement Lenglet, Nelson Semedo, Ansu Fati, Samuel Umtiti, Jordi Alba, Martin Braithwaite and Frenkie de Jong, the latter two outside of Barcelona, ​​one in Madrid and one from Amsterdam.On the part of the staff, apart from Quique Setién, were the second, Eder Sarabia, the goalkeeping coaches, Ramón de la Fuente and Jon Pascua, the physical trainers, Fran Soto, Edu Pons, Antonio Gómez, the third coach, Joan Barbarà, and the club’s delegate, Carles Naval. The idea of ​​Setién, who has weekly communication with many of his players to find out their status during confinement, is to expand this type of initiative and hold more informal meetings of this type, which he considers vital to keep his players active and encourage pineapple in the grouplast_img read more

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Australian golf Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle

first_imgAfter an another setback he made an emotional comeback to a Victorian state golf course during the 2013 Australian Masters before using a medical exemption to play on the U.S. PGA Tour in 2015.Lyle underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia but opted recently not to continue with treatment after saying he’d “reached his limit” and that he and his doctors had agreed that a “positive outcome” was no longer achievable.The family said a private family service would be held in the coming days with a public memorial service in Torquay, near Melbourne in Victoria state, at a later date.    /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next James, Warriors, Rockets, Celtics highlight NBA holiday schedule MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In this Nov. 10, 2011 file photo, Australia’s Jarrod Lyle watches his ball on the 18th hole during the first round of the Australian Open golf tournament in Sydney. Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36. “It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” the golfer’s wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement on Thursday, August 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36.“It breaks my heart to tell everyone that Jarrod is no longer with us,” the golfer’s wife, Briony Lyle, said in a statement Thursday. “He passed away peacefully at 8.20 p.m. last night having spent his final week among his family and close friends.”ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk He was survived by Briony and daughters Lusi, 6, and Jemma, 2.“Lusi, Jemma and I are filled with grief and now must confront our lives without the greatest husband and father we could ever have wished for,” Briony Lyle said.“At the same time, we have been blessed and overwhelmed with the messages and actions of support from around the world and feel comforted that Jarrod was able to happily impact so many people throughout his life. Our humble thanks to you all,” she added.Lyle was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in 1999 when he was 17. He spent much of the next nine months in a hospital in Melbourne and it was another year after that before he could walk around a golf course.He gradually reduced his handicap to scratch and earned a golf scholarship before turning professional in 2004. He qualified for the Asian Tour in 2005 and started playing on the second tier of the U.S. tour in 2006.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ 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 Briony Lyle said her husband had asked her to pass on a “simple message: ‘Thanks for your support, it meant the world. My time was short, but if I’ve helped people think and act on behalf of those families who suffer through cancer, hopefully it wasn’t wasted.’”Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences of the disease in 2012 and 2017.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He returned to the U.S. PGA Tour in 2013 after apparently having beaten cancer for a second time.But the illness returned and Lyle last week announced his decision to forego further treatment and enter palliative care. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Are Police Abusing State of Emergency?

first_imgBarely a week following the imposition of the state of emergency by President Ellen Johnson, some  poverty-stricken families, who usually depend on their children to serve as their bread-winners through petty trading, were left to encounter further hardships when some of the them (sellers) were asked to abandon their wares in the name of the state of emergency.One of such parents who reportedly encountered the wrath of law enforcement officers—a mother, Sarah Manitoe, 32, had accompanied two of her children on their selling assignments over the weekend when they reportedly experienced such actions on the part of two unidentified police officers.She told the Daily Observer that the two officers of the Liberian National Police (LNP) on patrol at the intersection of Benson/Lynch streets stopped them from selling their coconut signs in Central Monrovia.She quoted the police as telling her that they (police) were acting on the law regarding the presidential state of emergency being imposed.By that stop order from the LNP, Madam Manitoe claimed her children were forced to lie down before a half-opened grocery shop, while she sat nearby to watch over them.This allegation, the two LNP officers, who suddenly encountered the Daily Observer, vehemently denied, but they did not say what had transpired prior to the children’s being stopped from  selling. The two officers in dramatic fashion disappeared in thin air without uttering a word when they noticed that our reporter had pulled out his camera to capture the scene.Earlier, some commuters were reportedly encountering  similar difficulties while in the process of selling their wares in central Monrovia. Those reports are yet to be independently confirmed.At the same time, the ongoing state of emergency has given rise to the increment of the prices of basic commodities including rice, where a 25kg bagnprevious sold for L$1250, is being sold on the market for L$1500.In post-war Liberia, 90 percent of the population lives below US$1 daily since they earn their livelihood by petty trading.  However, President Sirleaf’s imposition of the state of the emergency last Wednesday is part of the fight against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that continues to take away precious lives across the country.The President announced that the nation is currently affected to the extent where the disease has now spread to eight counties — Lofa, Bong Margibi, Nimba, Bomi, Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Grand Gedeh.Liberia, the President said, is among three countries, experiencing an unprecedented outbreak of the virus, the largest since the virus was first discovered in 1976.“It now poses serious risks to the health, safety, security and welfare of our nation. And beyond the public health risk, the disease is now undermining the economic stability of our country to the tone of millions of dollars in lost revenue, productivity and economic activity,” the President said. As such, and out of fear of being infected with the disease, health care practitioners are afraid to accept new patients, especially in community clinics all across the country. Consequently, President Sirleaf added that many common diseases which are especially prevalent during the rainy season, such as malaria, typhoid and common colds, are going untreated, which may lead to unnecessary and preventable deaths. Based on her concern for Liberians, the President said, her government requires extraordinary measures for the very survival of the state and for the protection of the lives of Liberians. “Therefore, and by the virtue of the powers vested in me as President of the Republic of Liberia, I, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, and in keeping with Article 86(a) (b) of the Constitution of Liberia, hereby declare a State of Emergency throughout the country effective as of August 6, 2014 for a period of 90 days.”Under this State of Emergency, the President said, the government will institute extraordinary measures, including, if need be, the suspensions of certain rights and privileges.By that, the President further instructed all non-essential government staff to stay at home for 30 days, ordered the closure of schools, and authorized the fumigation of all public buildings. Markets in affected areas have been shut down and movement restricted in others.While sending children out to sell in the streets amounts to child labor, the above incident speaks to a different issue, as the officers were clearly not acting in the interest of child rights and fled the scene upon encountering a reporter. If they were simply abusing their powers, that presents a problem.There is a need to define exactly what rights and priveleges are being suspended in line with this State of Emergency, especially as far as the Armed Forces are concerned, in order to prevent the abuse of power and the state of emergency.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fairness in GGMC’s process being questioned

first_img…miner allegedly converts thousands of acres prospecting land to mining land…application fast-trackedQuestions are being raised over the process being used by a miner, who is believed to be closely affiliated with the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) through business interests, to acquire mining permits.At the heart of the transaction is the alleged questionable conversion of thousandsActing GGMC Commissioner Newell Dennisonof acres of prospecting land to mining land status.According to documents seen by Guyana Times, the miner applied for and was granted conversions to mining permits for land in the North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) through a mineral company. A total of 19,902 acres of land were referenced by the documentation.All these applications were made on November 13, 2017. Subsequently, Guyana Geology and Mines Commissioner (acting) Newell Dennison’s authorisation can be seen on the application, with instructions being issued that the conversion be made.While it took less than two months for the large-scale miner’s application through his company to be processed, a prevailing complaint among mining syndicates isSmall miners who have protested for fairness in the GGMCthat it takes years for their applications to be processed and lands to be made available.Mining syndicates were developed after the Natural Resources Minister met with miners in January 2016. The decision was made to cluster small miners across the mining districts for them to benefit from concessions and support each other, something they were unable to achieve, mining on their own.Back in June, small miners had protested against GGMC’s top officials. The small-scale miners had contended that they were being neglected by the GGMC and had accused the organisation of being corrupt, hence calling for the sacking of Dennison and his Technical Adviser, Donald Singh.The miners alleged that they have been unable to mine for years since their applications are not being looked at.“We in the mud day and night, with cassava bread and butter, fighting to feed our kids and give our children a better life and the ‘big boys’ them in GGMC, soon as a gold bore them get some big friend and the land suddenly become them own, all the time they deh in big fancy bed, AC and nice bed and never see what the bush look like. All the ‘big boys’ we calling ayo, come join we in the jungle and let you see what we does go through day and night, toiling in the mud and you only want hear a gold bore and suddenly is ayo one,” a very upset protester, Juliet Parsram had lamented.Berbice small miner, Lloyd Moore, had said they are fighting for fairness,s noting that they feel discriminated against by the GGMC. He called for immediate action to be taken by President David Granger or Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, to assist in alleviating the sufferings of small miners.“We expect fairness, a level playing field for everyone, we trust that the authorities, the Minister and the President should intervene so that at least it can alleviate the unemployment that presently exists in Berbice,” he had said.Moore said the impact of the level of unemployment is vast with various sectors being affected. Secretary of the National Small Miners Association, Leon Moses, had called on the Government to look into the condition of the Puruni, Region Seven, road.“The rainy season and the roads have deteriorated very badly this year; trucks cannot pass, goods and ration cannot get through between Itabali and Puruni crossing. Small miners are suffering, the industry in that area have come practically to a standstill, people take three or four days to traverse the road and what we are saying we are calling on the authorities, we are calling on the Government to do something and fix this road,” he had said, rounding up the cries of the small miners.last_img read more

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Armed robberies, rape increase – Police

first_img… serious crime down by 7%The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Monday disclosed that there has been an increase in robbery under arms and rape cases compared to last year at this time.The statistics from January to May month-end show a seven per cent increase in robbery under arms, an eight per cent increase in robberies where no instruments were used, and a four per cent increase in rape cases. Robberies were up by three per cent.According to the GPF, serious crimes have decreased by seven per cent and there was a 23 per cent decrease in murder with a total of 36 murders recorded in 2018. Of these murders, 17 stemmed from disorderly circumstances, nine were a result of domestic causes, seven were robbery-related and three were labelled as unknown.In addition, there was a 28 per cent decrease in robbery under arms where instruments other than a firearm was used, a 34 per cent decrease in larceny, and a three per cent increase in burglary.The Police also recorded a total of 55 firearms being taken off the streets so far for this year as compared to 64 for the corresponding period last year. The majority of guns seized were pistols – 33 in total. Most of them – 27 – were reportedly confiscated by the A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara).Traffic managementIn regard to traffic management, there was a 7.3 per cent decrease in fatal accidents recorded.   Serious, minor and damage accidents also decreased by nine per cent, 32 per cent and 7.2 per cent respectively.Speeding accounted for 24 of 38 fatal accidents while driving under the influence of alcohol caused four. Four pedestrians lost their lives while crossing the roadway in the path of an approaching vehicle while two persons were killed owing to inattentiveness and one fatality resulted from failure to conform to signs.A total of 16 pedestrians, eight pedal cyclists, 10 occupants in car, five motorcyclists, two minibus passengers, two drivers and one pillion rider were killed as of this year.Approximately 8301 vehicles were stopped by officers for driving beyond the intended speed limit while 1674 drivers was in breach of condition of road service/music and 673 were driving under the influence of alcohol. A total of 1002 minibuses were counted for cases of minibus overload, 1447 tinted motor vehicles were identified, and 2549 drivers and passengers failed to wear seat belts.The period of January to May concluded with a total of 37,019 reported offences, accidents and fatalities.last_img read more

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Big guns face off over Chair, Vice Chair posts

first_img…Granger unopposed for LeaderAhead of its congress, nominations for several top positions within the People’s National Congress (PNC) party were announced on Tuesday to help define the line-up of contenders as the race heats up.According to PNC General Secretary Amna Ally at a press conference on Tuesday, incumbent Chairman Basil Williams, Vice Chairman Volda Lawrence and Executive member Joseph Harmon remain contenders for the chairmanship; and there are eight nominees.When it comes to vice chairmanship, there are Volda Lawrence; Joseph Harmon; Director of Sport, Christopher Jones; Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton; Junior Public Infrastructure Minister Annette Ferguson; former PNC Parliamentarian James Bond; Citizenship Minister Winston Felix, and overseas-based Cosbert Roberts. No one has however dared to challenge incumbent party leader David Granger for the party leadership post. Asked to account for the proliferation of old and familiar names in the nomination pool, Ally insisted any party member could run.“We welcome new faces; we welcome younger faces… Anybody! We don’t have a barrier whether we want old and experienced people, or young and new. Once you’re a member of the party, you are qualified…you can run for any position,” she said.The nomination process, however, is a daunting one for such new faces. Explaining the process, Ally noted that an accreditation committee would eventually be combing over the list of nominees to ensure they are ‘fit and proper.’“For example, in the regions, if they are accustomed to ten faces, they might only nominate ten people. The process is, after we would have received the nominations, the accreditation committee will verify whether these are fit and proper people; whether they would have satisfied the membership criteria and (are) eligible for election,” explained Ally“These things are based on our party’s constitution,” the long-time PNC member added. “After that happens, the returning officer takes over with the list of nominees, and he will conduct the elections.”The raceOn June 21, 2018, longstanding party stalwart, State Minister Joseph Harmon, announced his candidacy in a short statement. He had disclosed that the PNC holds its Congress biennially, at which time all positions of leadership (inclusive of Party Leader and Central Executives) are up for voting.This announcement was made days after the PNC had held its second General Council Meeting for the year, on June 16.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence’s candidature was announced on June 30, 2018 by party activist Christopher Jones, Director of Sport, via his social media page.Back in 2012, Lawrence had contested for the leadership of the party alongside then Opposition Leader and now President, David Granger, and current Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge.Observers and political commentators have since outlined that the dynamics playing out within the PNC for the position of Chairman point to the existence of factions within the party.In fact, Dr David Hinds, an executive member of the Working People’s Alliance, one of the parties that make up A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), expressed his opinion publicly that the developments indicate that a faction within the traditional party faithful want Williams ousted from the chairmanship, possibly based on his performance.Harmon’s entrance, he noted, indicates the presence of a newer, more coalition-minded faction in the party.“Two challengers to Basil Williams for (chairmanship) of the party, one can assume the general membership of the PNC may be dissatisfied with Williams’s tenure, and they may be looking for someone new,” Hinds related.“In the last week, we’ve had Volda Lawrence throwing her hat into the race. I think that Lawrence and Williams are vying for the same kind of vote amongst PNC members. So it means (her) very entry into the race is an indication that that faction seems to think Williams is unable to win, and so they turn to Lawrence,” Hinds said.The PNC’s Biennial Delegates Congress to elect persons to these new posts is slated for August 17-19, 2018.last_img read more

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First Nation looks ahead after court sides with natural gas company

first_imgSMITHERS, B.C. – A hereditary chief says he expects further police action after the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled in favour of a natural gas company that wants to build a pipeline through a First Nation’s traditional territory.Chief Na’moks with the Wet’suwet’en says he wasn’t surprised the court granted Coastal GasLink an interlocutory injunction against pipeline opponents.The December 31st ruling came just under a year after R-C-M-P enforced an interim injunction granted by the same court and drew international attention with the arrest of 14 people.- Advertisement -The RCMP says it respects the ruling but would not say if or when police would enforce the injunction.The 6.6-billion dollar Coastal GasLink pipeline would transport natural gas across 670 kilometres from northeastern BC to the LNG Canada export terminal in Kitimat.The company has said it has signed agreements with all 20 elected First Nation councils along the path.Advertisement Na’moks said the First Nation is exploring options for possible court action, including an appeal and a constitutional challenge.(The Canadian Press)last_img read more

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Woman abused hospital staff and woke patients during drunken rant

first_imgA woman who abused hospital staff and then attacked Gardai has turned her life around, a court has been told.Christine Boyle appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with public order and assault charges charges. The court was told that Ms Boyle had attended Letterkenny University Hospital on September 3rd last at 3am.It was suspected that she had taken pills but she claimed she had only been drinking and was clutching a can of beer.She became aggressive and woke a number of other people who were in the A&E at the time.She was warned by Gardai to calm down and initially did but then became abusive again and signed herself out of hospital against the will of staff.As she was leaving she pushed a Garda and was arrested.She was taken to Letterkenny Garda station where she attempted to knee a Garda in the groin before kicking out.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said the court was very aware of Ms Boyle and her personal situation but stressed that she was making great strides with her behaviour.“She is changing and she is much more approachable and she is a different person today than she was before,” he said.Judge Paul Kelly has for a probation report to be carried out on Ms Boyle and adjourned the case until March 20th next.Woman abused hospital staff and woke patients during drunken rant was last modified: December 19th, 2016 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:donegaldrunkhospitallast_img read more

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COULD SINEAD MAKE OLYMPICS BACK IN THE BOAT?

first_imgDONEGAL all-round athlete Sinead Jennings may make the Olympics after all…back rowing for Ireland.The Letterkenny woman was heart-broken earlier this month when a bid to qualify for London 2012 was crushed when a tyre burst in a team-mate’s bike during a race in Kazakhstan.As rowers gather in Newry this weekend for trials, Sinead has been forced to miss out – this time because of injury. But the trials process continues with an assessment in February and the national trial in April, and Jennings hopes she may still be able to take part.It would be a massive boost for her – and the county.Ireland could form two women’s crews for the Olympic qualifiers in May in Lucerne, with Sinead in one of the boats!After failing in her bid for London on two wheels, Sinead told donegaldaily.com: “It was very disappointing. It’s good to know we gave it everything though and so no regrets. “I really appreciate all the Donegal support and good wishes.  It makes such a difference.”Sinead is pictured above winning a world silver.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCOULD SINEAD MAKE OLYMPICS BACK IN THE BOAT? was last modified: November 25th, 2011 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)Tags:sinead jenningslast_img read more

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Sturridge starts ahead of Firmino in Liverpool’s Champions League opener v PSG

first_imgRoberto Firmino is not in the starting XI for Liverpool’s Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield.There were fears the Reds’ no.9 would not start after he sustained a nasty eye injury during their 2-1 victory over Tottenham at the weekend. ready? Firmino was taken off after the clash with Jan Vertonghen 2 Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton Manager Jurgen Klopp was not optimistic on Firmino’s chances of playing and it seems he’s not fit enough to play as Daniel Sturridge was given the nod over the Brazilian.This start of the game will therefore not see Liverpool’s famous trio of Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane grace the pitch against PSG’s equally imposing front line of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.Liverpool vs PSG team news on target Aiming high This is a big night for Sturridge Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 2 Latest Champions League News BOOST Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be availablelast_img read more

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