The Miranchuk twins want to emigrate from Russia to Seville

first_imgAleksei has been in the first team longer but Anton’s progression in recent times has been greater. The first of them has scored 9 goals and 5 assists this year in 24 official matches and the second, two goals and a pass in 12 games, although ankle problems have held him limping almost all this season. Two years ago, Anton was indeed one of the main strongholds in the Lokomotiv league title. The twins Aleksei and Anton Miranchuk want to play in LaLiga, more specifically in Sevilla, team that according to the Russian newspaper Sport Express has set its sights on this pair of attacking midfielders, league champions two seasons ago with Lokomotiv Moscow, two-time Super Cup champions and three-time champions of the Russian Cup. For the Miranchuk, 24, Roma and Milan have also been interested but their priority would be to make the leap to Spain. Both contract ends in 2021, so its price should not be excessive. They are both international with Russia. “The twins (Miranchuk) play very well. I like them very much. They move well, good physique, second line arrival, vision of the game … Important players for Lokomotiv. Sorry if I do not say his name, it is difficult, “said Diego Simeone about two years ago. Cholo spoke like this before facing these two grown up players in the Lokomotiv academy in the Europa League, whose market value is practically the same: between 13 and 15 million euros.center_img LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of May 3, 2020last_img read more

‘Made for PBA’: Robert Bolick shows he’s perfect fit for NorthPort

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Two Filipinos headline ONE card in Thailand NorthPort saw a lot of good things in Robert Bolick, whom it selected as the third overall pick in last month’s rookie draft.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “It’s really a great feeling. He’s a scoring champion and an MVP type of player but he’s very humble and simple. He keeps telling me to ‘just play your game,’” said Bolick.Bolick also have a lot to say about his other teammates and the team’s camaraderie.“I’m just lucky to be with this team. All the players are nice. The seniors like to joke around and they’re the ones who even approach me,” he said.“There’s no jealousy when it comes to playing time. It’s like a college team so I’m really lucky that I ended up playing here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ And he brought that unselfishness with him at NorthPort.“I thank my teammates for my performance,” Bolick said in Filipino. “If not for them, I wouldn’t be able to have this kind of game and be this kind of player. They deserve the credit.”The 23-year-old Bolick said watching his star teammate Stanley Pringle in practice everyday helped him a lot.Bolick relishes the opportunity of learning from a player with a caliber and character of Pringle, who is coming off his best season yet where he wound up second in the MVP race behind five-time winner June Mar Fajardo.But what surprised Bolick about Pringle the most is not the playmaker’s talent but his demeanor.ADVERTISEMENT And right away, Bolick made sure Batang Pier made the right choice.The gutsy guard shone under the bright lights of the PBA with 26 points on an efficient 10-of-12 shooting from the field to lead the Batang Pier over the Blackwater Elite in his pro debut.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He really complements the team,” NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio after his squad’s 117-91 victory. “He’s made for the PBA. He’s a winner, coachable and he listens.”Bolick has never been the type to hog the spotlight even in the times when he won three championships for the San Beda Red Lions in the NCAA. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 awardlast_img read more

Govt’s approach to sugar far from clear

first_imgDear Editor,As the GAWU is finalising its preparations for its one-day conference, titled “Sugar – too big to fail,” on September 04, 2018, our Union recognises that President David Granger, at his inaugural press conference for the year, addressed the sugar industry, among other things.According to a report in the September 02, Guyana Times, President Granger is quoted to have said “[s]o there is a future for sugar, a very clear future”. The statement by the President, which on the surface appears to be rational, is, however, far from the reality. Since President Granger became our country’s leader, his Government’s approach to the sugar industry has been the furthest from clear.The nation will recall that, weeks after being sworn into office, the APNU/AFC Government established a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the sugar industry. That CoI — which cost millions of dollars and spent hundreds of man hours to review voluminous information — was to receive testimony and submissions from several individuals and organisatons; to have a firsthand look at all the estates; and to interact with workers and managerial personnel.The Commission came to the unambiguous conclusion that no estate must be closed, taking into account the social fallout. Furthermore, the CoI went on to identify several sugar diversification initiatives that could turn the industry around.It seems that the Sugar CoI report, findings and recommendations were not seriously considered, and before the report had an opportunity to gather any dust, the Granger Administration, in January 2016, announced that Wales Estate would be closed at the end of that year.Not too long after the Wales closure announcement, in early 2016, President Granger, on his now defunct Public Interest programme, had said he didn’t believe that any more estates would be closed. Within weeks of the President’s statement, the GuySuCo informed GAWU and NAACIE that LBI Estate had to be closed, to consolidate and make viable the operations of East Demerara Estate.But then, on the last day of 2016, the Government told the workers unions and the political opposition that it had to close the very East Demerara Estate (Enmore) which, weeks prior, it was said to be viable through the closure of LBI Estate.As history now records, the Government, at that time, indicated that it also wanted to close Rose Hall Estate and would divest itself of Skeldon Estate, but wanted to hear from the unions and the opposition first, before committing itself to a decision.Though our Union had doubts about the sincerity of the Government’s commitment, we nevertheless provided a submission which took account of empirical information from several studies and the CoI report, and demonstrated that the industry could be saved, and closure and divestment were not necessary recourses.Our submission also warned about the social consequences that would befall thousands of Guyanese and scores of communities, and we strongly endorsed the Opposition’s position that a credible socio-economic study should be pursued.The ‘Good Life’ Administration nevertheless adamantly pressed ahead with nothing less than a disastrous policy to minimise the sugar industry. On to this day, it has never explained why it did not endorse the GAWU submissions, something the Caribbean Court of Justice recently opined should have been done. Our Union reiterates that the administration would be hard pressed to provide a reasonable explanation for its rejection, especially noting that GuySuCo itself is now advocating similar ventures to make it viable.Then, at the end of 2017, unbeknownst to the public, the Administration substantially stripped the GuySuCo of its assets relating to the closed estates and transferred them without liability to NICIL. The shares of the Corporation were also transferred to NICIL. Around the same time, the Government then announced it had decided to divest the estates identified for closure.Interestingly, the Administration has never shared what influenced the change of course, though we suspect the workers’ strong actions and the criticisms from many organisations and individuals must have been influencing factors. It is interesting, too, that the Administration subsequently announced it received over 70 expressions of interest for estates that were previously deemed unviable and irretrievable.The clear confusion regarding sugar continued when we saw musical chairs being played by the Ministers of Agriculture and Finance, with both gentlemen denying they had ministerial responsibility for the industry. Then suddenly and without any forewarning, the Agriculture Minister announced he was in charge of GuySuCo, though no explanation, as far as we recall, was ever provided as to how the contradictions were resolved.Then the public was told that NICIL-SPU, on behalf of GuySuCo, had entered arrangements whereby it secured $30B in financing towards making the industry viable and sustainable. While GAWU welcomed the financing, we expressed, at the same time, our serious concern that no clear plan had been advanced to guide the expenditure of the large sum that is repayable with interest.Then, most recently, we saw Minister of State Joseph Harmon saying that the Government was giving consideration to the sale of the three (3) operable estates along with those which have been closed. The Minister’s announcement stands in stark contradiction to President Granger, who is quoted in the Guyana Times’ report as saying “[w]e want to see the sugar industry survive… we feel… that the industry and the corporation can survive”.Clearly and obviously, the administration’s approach to sugar, like it has been to many national matters, has been far from clear. It seems to us that a shooting-from-the-hip approach has been adopted, and there is no thought-out policy regarding the sugar industry. Such an approach can never be helpful, and can never provide answers to the pressing questions that would arise. If this is what the President defines as clear, then the Guyanese people should definitely shudder when the Administration says it’s not clear on a matter.Yours faithfully,Seepaul NarineGeneral SecretaryGAWUlast_img read more

“Liberian Schools under Attack”

first_imgThe newly inducted Minister of Education, George K. Werner, has said that the Liberian school system remains under attack by poverty, theft, and armed conflicts.He said if the system is to be revamped and reformed those vices that impede it from attaining quality must be removed to liberate the system and make Liberia an educated society.According to Minister Werner, since the 70s, the Liberian school system has been at a standstill.He, however, expressed confidence that his administration will begin consultations with stakeholders, including students, teachers, District Education Officers and Superintendents in the various school systems to address some of the problems. Poverty, theft and conflict have caused serious destruction to the school system by bringing the country to the point where it is now struggling to recover, according to Werner.Mr. Werner made the observation yesterday when he and his newly appointed corps of officials took over from outgoing Minister Etmonia David Tarpeh.Minister Werner explained that with the current academic calendar that runs into the rainy season, it would be difficult for students to perform efficiently at public tests, including the annual exams administered by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).“We need to begin making decisions that will create the necessary learning environment, including students in the rural areas as some of them could not attend classes during the rainy season because they have to cross over terrible bridges and flooded areas,” he said. He said if Liberia is to graduate from the downward educational trend to achieve the best, his administration will have to take some drastic decisions that would make some staff happy and some angry.Those pending decisions, he said would in the long run, be in the interest of the state. “We need coordination in order to address some of these problems facing the education sector and not just money. We have a school calendar that put students in school during the peak of the rainy season and they are expected to duly perform. Liberians need to tell the ministry what their priorities are and what we can also handle,” he said.Also speaking, the Senate chair on Education, Senator Jewel H. Taylor, expressed her commitment to support the new education minister and his team in making the system better.Senator Taylor applauded the level of work achieved by outgoing minister Tarpeh, especially for the foundation that allowed Minister Werner to begin his work.“The work at the ministry is very difficult and serious because you are dealing with the entire nation. We can build all the best roads, houses and others but if we don’t have the enlightened generation, population or educated society, it will be a serious problem for us,” she warned.Earlier exiting minister Tarpeh admitted to challenges at the Ministry of Education but was confident that Minister Werner and his team would work harder to ensure that Liberia has a better education system.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Granger pushing local leaders to get involved in decision making

first_imgRegional administrators and Local Government officials from the ten Administrative Regions of Guyana on Thursday gathered at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) at Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown for a discussion on community development and revitalisation.The event, facilitated by the National Council of Local Democratic Organs (NCLDO), saw representatives from Local Government bodies being urged to get involved in decision-making processes and innovative thinking which can later be materialised to benefit their respective regions and, moreover, the citizens.The areas examined included the leadership of councils, constituencies and administration, to create persons who can lead the councils and transform themPresident David Grangerinto a state of independence.Speaking at the conference, which was held under the theme “Catalysing local government leadership for community and national development”, was Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan, who highlighted that the functions of these councils and their governing officials will be put under the microscope to increase effectiveness.“This inaugural platform is aimed principally at addressing the nuts and bolts of the Local Government System to facilitate greater effectiveness… the primary function of local democratic organs is to ensure the efficient management and development of their area, and to provide leadership by example,” the minister stated.He noted that these councils must come up with innovative projects to generate revenue, while establishing their organisation as independent structures.“We must come up with creative ways, within the confines of the law and with the voice of the communities included, to generate needed revenue. The law provides for revenue sources to come from within local jurisdictions. Is it really autonomy if you ask somebody else to pay the bill?” the Minister remarked.He later posited that this engagement will have a central aim: to ‘remove impediments for effective leadership that neighbourhoods and towns need at this juncture’.Meanwhile, the feature address was given by President David Granger, who explained that this conference will allow for democratic renewal whereby regions can embark on initiatives such as ecotourism and small-scale businesses.“This meeting is a deliberate intervention intended to become a platform for promoting the work of NDCs (Neighbourhood Democratic Councils), municipalitiesThe gathering at the conference centreand the RDCs (Regional Democratic Councils), which can provide practical bases for them to work with Central Government, not against Central Government, in order to celebrate community development and, most of all, improve the quality of life for ordinary residents,” the President related.This is a move to eliminate the dependence aspect of these councils on Central Government, and to enable them with the opportunity to make decisions of their own.It was related that the revitalisation and renewal of these village economies can only be successfully accomplished by the regional bodies, since they would have pertinent information on what works for the communities. As such, there are plans to make this an annual forum for these officials to meet and share potential ideas that will benefit their respective areas.last_img read more

West Ham boost! Carroll could face Aston Villa following successful return to action

first_imgWest Ham have been given a boost with news Andy Carroll could be in contention to face Aston Villa on Saturday.The 25-year-old, who has yet to feature this season after undergoing ankle surgery in the summer, stepped up his rehabilitation from a lengthy injury absence by playing 60 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly against League Two outfit Southend United on Wednesday, a game which ended 1-1.The prospect of a return for the 6ft 3ins striker, signed in a club-record £15million deal from Liverpool in June 2013, would give Irons boss Sam Allardyce more attacking options, with summer signing Diafra Sakho expected to be available again following a shoulder problem.Defender Winston Reid is another who could be in the squad this weekend after a dead leg.West Ham have impressed during their opening ten league games and currently sit fifth, with Senegal forward Sakho scoring in seven successive matches before his injury in the win over champions Manchester City last month. West Ham striker Andy Carroll 1last_img read more

INTERVIEW WITH TOP DONEGAL FASHION DESIGNER

first_imgCreeslough-born Edmund McNulty is a top fashion designer making a huge name for himself worldwide.You can read a great interview with him here:http://www.fashion.ie/Articles/EDMUND-MCNULTY/191 INTERVIEW WITH TOP DONEGAL FASHION DESIGNER was last modified: October 4th, 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:edmund mcnultyfashion designerlast_img

WEATHER WARNING AS TORRENTIAL RAIN HITS DONEGAL

first_imgMET Eireann has issued another weather warning for Co Donegal – forecasting torrential rain for most of Thursday.The national forecaster says persistent and heavy rain could lead to localised flooding in some areas.There is some good news however from Met Eireann; Donegal will escape the worst of the damp weather over the weekend – that honour falls to the south and east of the country. And they also say there are “tentative” signs that the cold spell may be coming to an end with “with warmer and drier conditions signalled.” WEATHER WARNING AS TORRENTIAL RAIN HITS DONEGAL was last modified: May 17th, 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) Tags:WEATHER WARNING AS TORRENTIAL RAIN HITS DONEGALlast_img read more

GLASGOW SEX OFFENDER MAY BE ON RUN IN DONEGAL

first_imgWanted: Lorcan HaltonCOMMUNITY ALERT: A Scottish registered sex offender may be hiding out in County Donegal, police in Scotland say.People here have been told not to approach Lorcan Halton, from the Saracen area of Glasgow, who failed to appear in court on January 15 He was last seen in Cairnryan, in south west Scotland, where he boarded the ferry to Belfast January 9.The 45-year-old is believed to have travelled to the Republic, with a likelihood of Donegal as his destination.Police Scotland said in a statement that “extensive inquiries” are being carried out to trace him, but they have so far been unsuccessful.Halton is described as being white, 6ft and of medium build with brown hair. He has a distinctive scar on his right arm. When he was last seen he was wearing dark-coloured jeans and a shirt.Detective Inspector Craig Willison, of London Road police office in Glasgow, said: “Mr Halton was due to attend court on January 15 but failed to appear and has not been seen since, although further inquiries revealed a sighting of him in Cairnryan on Thursday, 9 January where he was boarding a ferry bound for Belfast.“I would ask anyone who has seen Mr Halton, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, to contact Gardai. I would advise that no one approaches him, but rather contact police immediately.” GLASGOW SEX OFFENDER MAY BE ON RUN IN DONEGAL was last modified: March 31st, 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:donegalLorcan Haltonsex offenderwantedlast_img read more

Missing Dog: Is this your Cocker Spaniel?

first_imgA lovely Cocker Spaniel dog has been found in Letterkenny. The Cocker Spaniel (see above) was found on Wednesday morning before being transported to the dog shelter.If this is your dog, she can be reclaimed at the Dog Shelter, Glencar, Letterkenny. The dog shelter can also be contacted at 074 91 25159 between 10.30am and 1.30pm daily (except Sundays).Missing Dog: Is this your Cocker Spaniel? was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:MISSING DOGlast_img read more