The staff of the Real passes from ‘Willian José case’ and focuses on the Cup

first_imgThey want to “pass” the matter of Willian José, because now only a concern in the heads of realistic players: the round of 16 Cup match against Osasuna. “It is an exciting competition and we can do something big, Osasuna is a rival that competes very well, so we have to assert the field factor, and for that reason our people will help us and they will be with us one hundred percent . We are convinced of that, “says Portu. “In the end when everything is even the factor of playing at home favors you, we have to take advantage of it, but that does not mean that it will be simple, quite the opposite. It is time to focus on us because if we are at our best level, we compete against anyone, “adds Zaldua. In the realistic template we want to naturally take the earthquake that has generated the entire ‘Willian José case’, because they understand that whatever happens, there are players with sufficient quality to continue defending with guarantees the colors of the Real. “The win against Mallorca due to Willy’s absence has no added value. Isak is at a great level and scoring goals. That is the important thing. We abstract from all that, we don’t think about that. “. Because Murcia is clear that the staff respects the Brazilian to the fullest. “We respect him, he is training to the fullest, and only he knows how his situation is. He is training normal and giving his best, respects his teammates, is as always, is an important player, is not left at any time. The main thing is that he has the maximum respect of his teammates and has not left and there is no bad vibes or bad faces. If that happens we would detect it and I am the first to recriminate it and say it publicly “. The players close ranks around Willian José, because they are clear about what they want. “We do not want to be in this situation. But the team is mentalized that we have to push forward, we are the ones that are here, and that is the important thing. Those of us in Real are because we want and because we love this club. In the locker room we are very calm, we know that these things can happen and you have to face them naturally“says Joseba Zaldua, one of the heavyweights of the locker room.center_img The staff of the Royal Society wants to turn the page of the ‘Willian José case’. Without knowing yet what their future will be, the Txuri-Urdin players close ranks around their still teammate to focus all their efforts on passing the Copa del Rey tie against Osasuna. The fact that it is a single game and that it is played in the ‘Reale Arena’ represents for the realists an unparalleled opportunity to return to reach a quarter-finals of the KO competition. Nobody wants distractions. “We are excited about the Cup, we have a very nice opportunity to do something big, we want to take advantage of it. Only Willian José knows what is behind his business, we respect him, they are football, and he respects us all in the locker room with his work, because he is like one more in Zubieta, “he says Portuguese Cristian ‘Portu’, one of the most prominent players in the game against Mallorca this past weekend. “We all think of the group, the individual is left out, that clear”, adds the Murcian.last_img read more

Kevin Durant lashes at media amid Knicks rumors

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Asked to comment on Golden State’s form following their 141-102 win, Durant abruptly walked out of the press conference.“I’m done,” he told a reporter. “You know you don’t care about that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Durant, who has not spoken to the media since the Porzingis trade, broke his silence on Wednesday following Golden State’s rout of San Antonio.The two-time NBA champion and Finals MVP has been repeatedly linked to a move to the Knicks when he becomes a free agent at the end of the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHowever, the 30-year-old insisted on Wednesday he was not thinking about his future and attacked reporters for “twisting” his comments.“I don’t think about that type of stuff, that’s your job,” Durant said. James Harden makes 8 3s as Rockets thump Kings “You all piling on me because I don’t want to talk to y’all about that. I have nothing to do with the Knicks, I don’t know who traded Porzingis, it ain’t got nothing to do with me. I’m trying to play basketball.”When pressed further, he told reporters: “Y’all come here every day, ask me about free agency, talk to my team-mates, talk to my coaches, rile up the fans about it.“Now when I don’t want to talk to you all, it’s a problem with me? Come on man. Grow up.”Asked why he was reluctant to speak to the press, Durant added: “I just don’t trust any y’all. Every time I say something, it gets twisted up and thrown out in so many publications. Trying to tear me down with my words. And then when I don’t say nothing, it’s a problem.“I just want to play ball. I want to go to the gym and go home. Is that a problem?”ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant lashed out at the media on Wednesday following reports linking him to a move to the New York Knicks.Speculation over Durant’s future has intensified during the free agency window after the Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis and other players to the Dallas Mavericks on February 1.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img read more

Ethnic balance fiasco at GECOM troubling (Pt 2)

first_imgDear Editor,A careful look at the staff working in the twenty-seven GECOM Offices for this current Continuous Registration cycle is indeed a revelation, as it reflects just the tip of the blatant discrimination. In Region #6, all three Offices have Afro-Guyanese at the helm. In West Demerara Region #3, all three have Afro-Guyanese at the helm. It is useful to observe that the GECOM staffing issues have been sliding one-dimensionally since 2011.The results of elections have often not revealed the many scars of discrimination experienced by many electors as a consequence of biased and unprofessional GECOM staff. In Guyana’s multiethnic framework, it is imperative that GECOM achieve enhanced accuracy and confidence in the electorate. Our people must not have this deep mistrust and suspicion of the GECOM staff.In the preparation for Local Government Elections, voters must appreciate the need for them to do the necessary transfers and get registered at the place where they are living. Thousands of citizens have moved to new areas of residence and are living in their new and beautiful homes, away from the areaswhere they were registered. As a consequence, they often make demands for the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils to clean up and provide most valuable services for them to live in a clean and highly appreciated community.The time is now when our citizens must appreciate the importance of the Local Government Elections, and help in the process to make sure they are registered in the right place. This will enable the local leaders to reach and discuss with the villagers, thereby enhancing the best options for the way forward.GECOM therefore must be able to produce to the nation a clean and acceptable voters’ list, by ensuring and facilitating the process in a professional way.Maintaining accuracy and accountability would enhance the dirty image of GECOM. The Secretariat at GECOM must be more people-friendly and open to transparency and accountability. The serious corruption image of the Administration is getting worse, as we are witnessing that there are numerous questions in respect to advertisement for the purchasing of accessories for GECOM.Recently, it was revealed via social media that the PNC Commissioners at the Elections Commission are racially sidelining persons of East Indian origin who had applied for advertised vacancies at the Commission. The recruitment system at the elections body is been manipulated by the PNC Commissioners in favour of applicants of their choice.The criteria for these choices must be advanced and pre-agreed by both sides, with the Chairman being a figure of objective, rational neutrality in achieving the ideals of the organisation. It is recalled that previous acceptable, negotiated and implemented approaches to balancing of staff were effected through a ‘horse trading-type approach that the secretariat should revisit, providing that other basic criteria are met.Apparently there is no fairness being applied or considered by the biased APNU Commissioners, who are biasedly supported by their questionable Chairman, who was unilaterally appointed by Mr. Granger. Qualified and experienced applicants who were shortlisted by the Elections Commission are scored at zero, whereas as favoured inexperienced persons are scored at 100 percent.It is rather dangerous and unacceptable if such action of indirect fraud and favoritism are being practised now. It follows that the expectations of any elections result from those responsible could be deemed fraudulent. The GECOM Chairman must also recognise the Commission needs to be objective; that the Commissioners are not his boy toys, nor are they put there to fulfill his seemingly biased whimsical fantasy. We advocate that persons should be employed on merit, and that staffing at GECOM should be diversified to represent the ethnic balance of this country.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

FCPF-REDD+ consultations for Indigenous, forest-dependent communities

first_imgThe Natural Resources Ministry has hired a communications firm to engage and consult with Indigenous peoples, forest-dependent communities and other key stakeholders of the programme to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+).FCPF Project Coordinator Clayton Hall and CAD, Fernando Casado officially formalise the contract in the presence of other PEU team members and CAD expertsOver the next 24 months, the Spain-based Centre of Partnerships for Development (CAD) will carry out consultations and outreach activities to support REDD+ readiness in Guyana.The aim is to ensure stakeholders clearly understand and are equipped with the knowledge to allow for their active participation in REDD+ activities including development of a REDD+ Strategy for Guyana.Ministry and CAD representatives officially inked the US$768,138 contracts on Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Georgetown. Already, a CAD team comprising local experts, has started mobilising for their work programme here.The consultant is mandated to identify the most appropriate approach for the engagements including development of a REDD+ Communication and Outreach Strategy and Action Plan and related support materials for conducting the engagement sessions.The activities and materials will reflect the native language translations to ensure inclusivity, understanding, transparency and accountability in REDD+.The consultancy is part of the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF-REDD+) Project being executed by the Ministry’s Project Execution Unit (PEU) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as the local donor partner. FCPF supports Guyana’s readiness of institutions, policies and framework for implementation and future REDD+ programmes.CAD has worked on REDD+ with governments, communities and donors such as the World Bank, developing communication materials and documenting initiatives in various countries, including Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Liberia.last_img read more

Kenya mauls Ethiopia in Copa AFCON

first_imgKenya national youth team forward Daniel Onyango and Haron Kibiwott also scored a goal apiece.The hosts were ahead after three minutes through Fred Odhiambo who fired home from the edge of the box following an inviting cross from Onyango.Three minutes later, Odhiambo missed a glorious chance to double the lead for his side even though ultimately it didn’t matter.Jacob Onyango races towards the goal during the Kenya versus Ethiopia match.This contest gradually turned into a one-sided affair mid-way through the 35-minute opening half with the visitors barely threatening Kenya’s rearguard which was marshalled by the composed Christopher Raila.Rashid then took full advantage of miscommunication between Tesgey Mikiyas and Tekiu Edmend to fire the ball past Abel Nyang for Kenya’s goal number two.Ethiopia’s first real chance of the game arrived on 19 minutes but then Obtel Omod’s fierce drive from point blank range was easily gathered by Kenya custodian Issa Samuria.Rashid grabbed his second and Kenya’s third of the match in the 23rd minute after beating an offside trap set up by Ethiopia’s defence to catch him off guard.Issa Rashid rounds the Ethiopia goalkeeper during the match.He then fired into an empty net to hand his team a healthy advantage at the break.The hosts continued with their impressive display after the break, with Onyango adding the fourth after the restart following an error from Nyang. Kengidi made it 5-0 with his second of the day.In between the onslaught, Ethiopia would pull a goal back on 50 minutes through Tsegaye Dawitt’s long range shot, but Onyango and Haron Kibiwott were at task to pile further misery to the visiting team.Twelve youth national teams, including South Africa and Nigeria, are participating in this six-day tournament whose climax will be the final at the Afraha stadium in Nakuru on Saturday. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Fred Kendigi celebrates one of his two goals scored during the COPA Coca-Cola Africa Cup opening match.NAKURU, Kenya, Dec 10 – Kenya’s representatives in the Copa Coca-Cola African Cup of Nations, St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale ran riot on Monday morning, hitting Ethiopia 11-1 in their opening game of the inaugural edition of the championship at the Nakuru High School.Jacob Onyango scored four times while Rashid Issa grabbed a hattrick as the Kenyan champions showed intent of winning the maiden championship on home turf.last_img read more

Supervisors urge firings over DCFS spending

first_imgTwo Los Angeles County supervisors called Wednesday for the firings of children’s services workers who spent tens of thousands of dollars meant for foster children on meals and entertainment. “I think they need to be dismissed and made to pay restitution to the county,” Supervisor Gloria Molina said. “These are not people who should be around children. It’s like stealing candy from children.” The findings were detailed in a new report by Auditor-Controller Tyler McCauley who found a lack of controls and inappropriate use of gift cards in the Department of Children and Family Services. DCFS is supposed to use the gift cards to provide emergency food, clothing and other essentials to foster children and their parents. Under federal guidelines, the money cannot be spent on entertainment. DCFS management has also collected all gift cards from the offices and is seeking refunds of unneeded gift cards. “The important piece is that these were just a handful of staff involved in these behaviors and it truly is an embarrassment and discredit to a department that has over 7,000 people who are truly dedicated to doing the right thing for children and families,” she said. The report follows an audit in August that found DCFS misspent millions of dollars on unnecessary and overpriced supplies and another audit in September that found workers pocketed at least $100,000 in unwarranted overtime and bonus pay. “I commend Trish (Ploehn) for her fast response in calling for the audit and revealing those responsible for the misuse of funds,” Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said. “Those that are responsible should be fired and criminal charges filed against them.” 213-974-8389160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “One program office spent $14,000 on 160 tickets to a musical play (`Wicked’),” McCauley wrote. “However, only 53 of the tickets were used by the children. “The remaining tickets were used by DCFS employees and their family members and guests, mentors, unidentified `potential mentors’ and a number of not-for-profit organization employees.” The mentoring program, which allowed workers to attend the musical “Wicked,” also spent $5,700 for 150 tickets to the Gospel Sunday Brunch at the House of Blues. Only 43 of the tickets were used by children. The remaining 107 tickets were used by DCFS employees, mentors and a DCFS vendor. Since March, the office has spent more than $200,000 on entertainment. DCFS Director Trish Ploehn, who requested the audit, said she is considering punishments ranging from suspensions to terminations for several managers. last_img


first_imgGlenties Community Action Group is holding a fundraising dance on Saturday night March 15th next in the Highlands Hotel to raise funds for the newly named Glenties Community Response Fund. Admission will be €10 on the night and music will be by The Playboys.All monies raised on the night will be directed to the Glenties Community Response Fund. This will follow on from our St Patricks Parade which takes place earlier that same day at 2.30pm. We have many bands and floats organised for the parade and we encourage all school children to attend and make and wear their own St Patricks badges for which we will have prizes on the day. We will also have a bucket collection on the street during the parade in support of the Glenties Community Response Fund so we hope for a big crowd to come out and support the parade. We ask you all for your support for these very worthy fundraisers which are for the benefit of the community.The fund is a general fund being set up to help persons or families that may suffer unexpected tragedy or difficulty within their family such as a sudden loss of a family member abroad or a loss of property.  GLENTIES COMMUNITY URGED TO DIG DEEP TO HELP RESPONSE FUND was last modified: March 12th, 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)last_img read more

Quartet’s Donner trek passes 100-mile mark

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe trek is the third and final phase of Bergthold’s effort to investigate alternate routes that could have been taken by the pioneer Donner party, whose 1846 wagon-train trip allegedly ended in cannibalism while snowbound in the Sierra Nevada. Bergthold, a former Marine Corps survival instructor who teaches photography at AVC, and Bowers hiked 350 miles from Battle Mountain to the fringes of Death Valley in December 1996 and January 1997. In December 1999 and January 2000, Bergthold, Bowers and Caler hiked from Death Valley to the Salton Sea, covering 350 miles in 35 days. This trek started May 6 north of Wendover, Utah, at a place called Donner Springs, where the Donner family and their wagon-train companions ended a disastrous shortcut that took them through the Wasatch Mountains east of what is now Salt Lake City and across Utah’s salt flats. Bergthold’s party has been averaging about 111/2 miles a day, Babcock said. Temperatures have reached around 80 degrees in the afternoons. PALMDALE – Antelope Valley College professor Lee Bergthold and three companions have traveled more than 100 miles in their 250-mile hike across eastern Nevada. Bergthold and companions Al Caler, Tina Bowers and Connie Bolton-Simpkins are a day ahead of schedule after spending more than a week crossing three mountain ranges, so they plan to rest Thursday at a place called Rock House. “They’re going to refuel their bodies and kick back,” said friend Mike Babcock, who is in touch with the hikers. “They’ve lost a lot of weight but their spirits are good.” The foursome hope to arrive June 6 at the community of Battle Mountain, on Interstate 80 in north-central Nevada. 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


first_imgMore than 1,000 people put to to line today in the annual festive 5k run by Finn Valley Athletic Club.Runners, joggers and walkers all took part in the fun event, with the race being won by Chris Johnston of Letterkenny AC and the first lady home was Olympian Catriona Jennings.In the master section FVAC’s Kieran Carlin came home first in a time of 16.48. It was a great turn-out – the biggest ever –  so race director Patsy McGonagle and his team Mark Connolly and Neil Martin can be well pleased.We’ll have all the results a little later. MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE TAKE PART IN FINN VALLEY FESTIVE 5K was last modified: December 26th, 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:000 PEOPLE TAKE PART IN FINN VALLEY FESTIVE 5KMORE THAN 1last_img read more


first_imgA number of homes in Letterkenny are without electricity after a car crashed into a supply unit overnight.A number of homes in the High Road areas are without power and teams are working to restore the supply in the area.Gardai are investigating the incident and say they will release a full statement on the matter later today. EndsLETTERKENNY HOMES WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AFTER CRASH was last modified: April 26th, 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:crashelectricityletterkennylast_img read more