Liverpool goes on vacation

first_imgBarcelona tradition. On the slopes of the RCT Barcelona The qualifying rounds began this weekend Conde de Godó Tournament that starts today Monday officially. Such is the tradition of this tournament in Barcelona, ​​that once again all the provisions that mathematically have been repeated for 68 years were met. Obviously, during the weekend it rained heavily, which delayed the preliminary games. What’s more, rain is expected throughout the week that serve to tighten two areas without which the tournament could not survive: the Calendar to Salto de Mata and the Village. The friends of the manger camped at the gates of the Village from the early hours of Friday morning and have been two nights outdoors to be able to hunt the best place before the tray of croquettes they stoically overcame the downpours and today, first thing in the morning, they will be like a brush ready to give a chair of glue.Exchange. How this winning the Godó 11 times since 2005 leaves him Rafa Nadal few challenges to complete, this year has decided to do couple in mixed doubles with Carolina Marín, that on Tuesday he started to compete in the Badminton European Championship in Kiev. Carolina has the idea seemed perfect as long as Rafa is his partner with the pen in Ukraine. Now they are pending technical settings the organizers of both competitions, which should check if both venues support the decibel level that this couple causes.Tranquility. Like this Weekend there was no League matchday because of the Cup final, the Barcelona management took a break and No one presented an ultimatum or threat of resignation. What’s more, a brotherhood food of the Blaugrana council in Vigo (taking advantage of the fact that Barça plays in Balaidos on Wednesday) and thus give an image of unity before the visit of Atlético de Madrid next Saturday. Vacation. The Liverpool players they got to Falmer Stadium to face the Brighton & Hove Albion perfectly equipped for the occasion: With hawaiian shirts, flip flops, duck feet and ready to going on vacation as soon as the game is over for lack of five days for what finish a Premier who have earned surplus. Those of Klopp have nothing left to do once they fell eliminated from the FA Cup, of the Carabao and of the Champions. The red have won his first Premier from cover to cover receiving praise from almost all its rivals. For example, Pep Guardiola’s speech when asked about the virtues of those of Anfield lasted two hours and 18 minutes. Klopp recognized that thanks to Pep he discovered aspects of his team that he did not know and that will take into account in the future. For his part, Mourinho was shorter: “Jürgen, I still have three.”last_img read more

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‘Gorio’ wipes out NCAA Friday games

first_imgKawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans “Due to bad weather and suspension of classes, and for the welfare of our students and supporters, the NCAA games tomorrow, July 28, Friday, are cancelled,” he said in a statement.Juniors and seniors games were scheduled to take place between Emilio Aguinaldo College and Perpetual, league leader Lyceum and Mapua, as well as St. Benilde and Arellano.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The league will reschedule the games at a later date. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Read Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend PH gets clobbered by China in Fiba Women’s Asia Cup q’finals LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith tropical storm Gorio still bringing heavy rains, the NCAA has decided to postpone its Friday games.NCAA management committee chair Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR of host school San Sebastian made the decision late Thursday evening as it cancelled its games for the second day in a row.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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3 cops from Bartica charged

first_img…for allegedly stealing miner’s moneyThree officers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) were on Thursday morning jointly charged for simple larceny by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge was read to Delon Sobers, 24, of Soesdyke-Linden Highway and Tevon Hedley, 23, of Mackenzie, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), inCharged: Delon Sobersthe absence of their alleged accomplice, Neil Yarris, who failed to make an appearance before the court.It is alleged that the trio stole $500,000 cash from gold miner Brian Atkinson on October 11, 2017 at Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Defence attorney Mark Conway told the court that on the day in question, both of his clients were on duty while further contending that nothing was recovered in their possession.Meanwhile, Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers posed no objection to bail and the Chief Magistrate granted same to the accused men, fixed at the sum of $70,000 while ordering that the matter be transferred to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court for trial. This case is expected to be called again on December 15, 2017.Conditions of bail require the defendants to report to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters once per week pending the outcome of trial.According to media reports, the three ranks who were attached to the Bartica Police Station had reportedly arrested the Virtual Complainant (VC), who is the General Manager of his family’s mining operations.  Atkinson had at the time of hisCharged: Tevon Hedleyarrest some $1.2 million in his possession, the proceeds of a gold sale that his father reportedly did not authorise.Further reports by the VC indicate that the policemen while transporting him to the Bartica Police Station, allegedly attempted to cut a deal with Atkinson for his release.According to Atkinson, after he refused the deal, the officers reportedly took the monies anyway.Upon arrival at the Police Station, the VC discovered that the cash was short by $500,000 after it was counted in his presence.last_img read more

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Thiago Silva latest PSG robbery victim

first_imgThe thieves are believed to have got away with items worth hundreds of thousands of euros.Last month, burglars broke into the apartment of striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting while he was in action for PSG against Liverpool in the Champions League.On that occasion, a police source said, the thieves escaped with loot worth around 600,000 euros ($682,000), mostly in jewels and handbags from the FLAt near the Parc des Princes.In December 2017, the Paris apartment of then PSG coach Unai Emery, now at Arsenal, was burgled as his team played Strasbourg in the French Cup.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thiago Silva was robbed during PSG’s match against Nantes on Saturday night © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Dec 23 – Thiago Silva became the latest Paris Saint-Germain player to have his property robbed during a match, police confirmed on Sunday.Robbers broke into the Brazilian’s home in the upmarket 16th arrondissement of Paris while he was playing in PSG’s Ligue 1 match against Nantes at the nearby Parc des Princes.last_img read more

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TWO NEW SPECIAL NEEDS CLASSES GIVEN GO-AHEAD

first_imgMinister of State for the Gaeltacht, Dinny McGinley T.D.  has been informed by the  Minister for Education & Skills, Ruairi Quinn T.D. that  two new classes for children with special needs have  been sanctioned for County Donegal from September.The  classes will be located  at Dromore National School, Killygordon and  the Vocational School, Killybegs.Dromore National School will  facilitate pupils of primary school age and Killybegs will facilitate  the post primary stage. Minister  McGinley welcomed  the decision to approve these two new classes for County  Donegal. TWO NEW SPECIAL NEEDS CLASSES GIVEN GO-AHEAD was last modified: August 22nd, 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

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HSE data reveals worsening Diabetes Care Crisis in Donegal

first_imgDonegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has slammed the Government over its failure to get to grips with the escalating crisis in Diabetes Care services in Donegal, adding that patient health and well-being is being totally ignored as a result.The Sinn Féin Deputy was commenting after the latest data from the HSE reveals that adults with Type 1 diabetes continue to wait up to 2 years for recall appointments, despite HSE guidelines which recommend patients be reviewed every 6 months.The figures come at a time of mounting concerns over diabetes care in the northwest which still remains without a dedicated centre of excellence for diabetes care, while a number of clinical posts at both Letterkenny and Sligo hospitals remain unfilled. Deputy Doherty said: “The latest figures in respect of waiting times for routine and follow-up appointments as part of adult diabetes services at Letterkenny University Hospital are yet further proof that Government is spectacularly failing to address the crisis gripping diabetes care services here in the northwest.“Figures which I’ve received from the HSE show waiting times of 12 months for routine appointments, while recall appointments for adults living with type 1 diabetes remains at 24 months – far in excess of the HSE’s own guidelines.“And when you consider that People with diabetes run a greater risk of developing one or more severe health complications due to the condition, many of which are avoidable with the appropriate medical intervention, then these waiting times are understandably very worrying.“Serious resource and staffing problems are continuing to go unresolved throughout diabetes services here, including paediatric, transitional and adult diabetes care. “In terms of adult care, a second additional full endocrinologist post remains unfilled, despite it already having been sanctioned by the HSE’s advisory committee, while patients and advocacy groups are disappointed that it now appears unlikely that a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist will be recruit to fill a vacant Consultant post at Sligo Hospital.“And while recent efforts to recruit dieticians to fill existing vacancies at LUH are to be welcomed, patients remain concerned that there’s no dedicated dietician role for diabetes care.“Furthermore, the snail-pace-like progress being made to establish a centre of excellence for diabetes care in the region is also being met with disappointment, especially considering that the SAOLTA healthcare group remains without such a dedicated facility.“These additional staffing and other resources are needed urgently to complement existing personnel and to assist in the provision of crucial diabetes services such as pump therapy, and to ensure optimum diabetes control and better health outcomes for patients.“And while this situation is a direct result of government failure to tackle these problems head on, I must nonetheless make a point of praising the ongoing work being done by advocacy groups and patients here in Donegal who continue to highlight these shortcomings in diabetes services and who passionately lobby and campaign for additional resources for those living with diabetes throughout the northwest. “I pledge to continue to work closely with them, and I now intend to use the return of the Dáil next week to raise this crisis situation with the Minister for Health and to demand that he and his government take action.”HSE data reveals worsening Diabetes Care Crisis in Donegal was last modified: April 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:diabetes carePearse Doherty TDlast_img read more

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Gardai following ‘definite lines of enquiry’ after tricolour theft in Lifford

first_imgGarda investigations are continuing into the theft of tricolour flags from Lifford bridge last week ahead of Sunday’s Hunger Strike Commemoration.A number of flags were taken from the bridge just hours after they were erected for the major event last weekend.Gardaí have confirmed that they are following some ‘definite lines of enquiry’ as they continue to appeal for public information. The occupants of two Northern Ireland registered cars – a red BMW and white Astra – are suspected as being involved in the theft on Thursday night/Friday morning.The incident occurred between 12.05am and 12.20am on the morning of Friday 2nd August.The suspects also reportedly subjected local people to sectarian abuse after they were confronted.CCTV footage is set to be studied from the time of the incident. Anyone with any information which may assist in the investigation is being asked to contact Garda Damien Sheridan via Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 9167 100. The public can also provide information through the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111.Gardai following ‘definite lines of enquiry’ after tricolour theft in Lifford was last modified: August 6th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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49ers apologize for excluding Kaepernick from photo gallery

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Where’s Colin Kaepernick? He’s not in the NFL, and he initially was not in a 49ers photo gallery rekindling great memories of their rivalry with the Green Bay Packers.For that, the 49ers apologized Friday and hastened to make amends.“We’re looking into right now how that happened and were trying to rectify it,” general manager John Lynch said on KNBR 680-AM. “I just learned of it. Not something I’m proud of. It’s a glaring omission and we’re working to get it fixed.”San …last_img

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‘Keep believing in the new SA’

first_img24 October 2006There seems suddenly to be a rash of commentators predicting that the South African miracle is over. They point to what is undoubtedly going to be a bumpy succession when President Thabo Mbeki goes, citing anecdotal evidence of a worsening crime situation in recent months.My reply is that those who believed in South Africa a decade and more ago should not get cold feet now.When I became the first major investor in the new South Africa back in 1993 with the purchase of Argus Newspapers and the creation of Independent News and Media SA, I never thought it was going to be an easy ride.But I had fundamental faith in the country’s leaders, its people and their commitment to building a decent democratic system out of the ruins of apartheid. The doomsday artists predicted we would quit when the going got tough, but 13 years later we are still there, our investment has been an excellent one, and I have never regretted a moment of it.Thabo Mbeki’s successorI still regard South Africa as a modern-day miracle, thanks to the inspirational leadership of Nelson Mandela and the leadership and management skills of his successor, President Thabo Mbeki. Mbeki steps down in 2009 after 15 years as president and deputy president, and there is a great deal of debate about his successor and the direction he will take the country.The ruling ANC meets in December next year to select a new leader who, in the nature of things, would be expected to succeed to the presidency 18 months later. I have no doubt that South Africans will choose the right leader to oversee the next phase of their development when the time comes.Already a rigorous and healthy debate is taking place about the country’s future, and how to ensure that the excellent base built by the founding leaders for long-term political stability and sound macroeconomic management survives.Even without MandelaSouth Africa’s exemplary transition to democracy was called a miracle because few outside observers thought it would work. Expectations were low and, even when the pessimists were proved wrong, there was a tendency to say that South Africa was lucky because it had Nelson Mandela, implying that without him things would have been different.I love Nelson Mandela and would count myself among his greatest admirers, but he would be the first to do justice to all those others who made sacrifices for a just and democratic system. Mbeki’s government contains many highly talented and focused ministers: Trevor Manuel, for instance, has now been Finance Minister for 10 years and is regarded by his peers as one of the best in the world. He is not the only one.It is to take nothing away from Mandela’s stature as one of the towering figures of our age to say that, among South Africans, he is no anomaly. To the contrary, he is the quintessential South African. That is why it is always a mistake to sell South Africa short.The achievements of the past dozen or so years have been remarkable by any standard. As the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has said, South Africa today, with its robust economy, stable democracy and commitment to the rule of law, points the way to the African continent and the world as a “beacon of tolerance and mutual respect”. This is not a miracle, but a testament to the calibre of the country and its leadership.Patience rewardedIt is important to remember how easy it would have been for the first post-apartheid government to throw macroeconomic sense to the wind in seeking to redress the imbalances left by apartheid.Instead, the collective wisdom of the African National Congress as it settled into office was that imbalances created over generations of white rule could not be fixed overnight and that the first order of business must be create the conditions for sustained economic growth – a tall order given the sclerotic state of the economy in 1994.Today, we are starting to see the payoff, with growth in the past year of more than 5%, a rapidly reducing budget deficit, a growing tax base, an emerging black middle class, a housing boom in areas such as Soweto and other former townships, and a steadily deepening social cohesion.Growing painsWith growth, however, comes growing pains. It has been clear over the past year that South Africa has outgrown its infrastructure and its supply of skills. Booming car sales have exacerbated traffic jams. Demand for electricity outpaces capacity. Infrastructural projects are running behind schedules, and government departments have often not been efficient enough to spend their allocated budgets. Service delivery has faltered in many areas. Immigration from the neighbouring (and poorer) African countries, plus a major drift off the land and into the cities, has swelled shanty towns despite the government’s priority on building houses.The rising economic tide has lifted many boats, but too many remain mired in poverty. Unemployment remains stubbornly at 25%, and is falling only very slowly. Poverty in the midst of conspicuous wealth incubates crime.Yet when South Africans put their minds to something, they usually succeed. Tourism, for instance, has been a great success: last year South Africa comfortably accommodated a record 7.5 million visitors, the vast majority of whom went home glad they came. Before 1994, the number was less than 1 million.The government is all too aware of its problems and is intensely focused on overcoming them. The new Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative, and associated US$60-billion (£32-billion) capital expenditure programme, is aimed at raising growth to 6% by 2010, and halving poverty and unemployment by 2014.I am a member of the President’s International Advisory Board, which includes figures from world business such as Ratan Tata, Jurgen Schremp, George Soros and Lakshmi Mittal, and to a man we are enthusiastic about what we see as a new and vibrant South Africa, which in turn has huge implications for the rest of Africa.South Africa’s HIV/Aids programme gets serious and uninformed criticism around the world, but from what I have observed the government is very serious about HIV/Aids. It is spending billions of dollars on prevention, care and antiretroviral drugs, more than any equivalent country.Leadership contestThere is no doubt that race to succeed President Mbeki has unnerved a number of observers, but the truth is that it is not so much a presidential succession battle as a leadership contest, not all that unlike in the United States or even Britain where both leaders, like Mbeki, are drawing towards the end of their periods in office.The members of the governing alliance are thrashing out their differences in public, via a free and energetic media, which is the democratic thing to do.Last week, Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, one of the political giants of the past two decades and a man with immense influence among the Zulu population (the biggest in South Africa), eloquently outlined his support for the Constitution and the democratic process – a very important intervention at this particular time.To be sure, there is a fair amount of name-calling and challenging of democratic credentials. But who said democracy had to be polite?Ideological shift in the ANC?Are we about to witness an ideological shift in the ANC? I don’t think so. The only “ism” that reliably applies to the governing party is pragmatism – a principled pragmatism in pursuit of an ambitious agenda to redress poverty, unequal opportunity and the other legacies of the country’s history. That is unlikely to change whoever is chosen as the ANC’s presidential candidate next year.The agenda will remain the same – actually, it is in effect mandated by the Constitution – and so will the realities that constrain the options for implementing it. One of the strengths of South African society, and one of the great sources of its stability, is a political culture of consultation and consensus, time-consuming though it often is. This remains an important feature of the ANC ethos.To call South Africa an “unqualified miracle” is to assert that the people who were responsible for what was called a miracle have somehow changed or gone away. Last time I looked, South Africans were still South Africans and still very much there. And it would still be wrong to underestimate them.Sir Anthony O’Reilly is chief executive of Independent News & Media. This article was first published in the London Independent and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the author.last_img read more

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BT unveils R27m empowerment deal

first_img7 November 2008UK-based multinational telecoms company BT has unveiled an empowerment deal under which Sekunjalo Investments will acquire a 30% stake in the company’s South African business for R27-million in cash.According to BT, the company has been operating in South Africa for more than 16 years, and the deal, for which it is providing vendor financing, demonstrates the company’s commitment to black economic empowerment.Its local business currently serves over 300 clients, including several locally based multinational companies.“We are delighted to be able to partner with such a high-profile empowerment group as Sekunjalo,” BT Middle East and Africa vice-president Brian Armstrong said in a statement this week.“This clearly represents another milestone in BT’s development in South Africa and opens a whole raft of new business possibilities for BT.”Top empowerment companyThe JSE-listed Sekunjalo was established in May 1996 as a black-controlled economic empowerment group to benefit previously disadvantaged individuals and community organisations – who make up over 80% of the company’s shareholder base.In 2006, Sekunjalo was recognised as South Africa’s Top Empowerment Company by the authoritative Financial Mail/Empowerdex Survey of Top 200 listed companies. The following year, the company was selected as one of the top 125 New Champions Global Growth Companies by the World Economic Forum.“We are extremely excited to partner with BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services,” said Sekunjalo Investments CEO Mo Kajee. “BT has a long track record of success not only in South Africa, but Africa as a whole, and we are excited about the new opportunities this partnership brings to both BT and Sekunjalo.”Following the transaction, which is subject to South African Reserve Bank approval, Sekunjalo will be able to appoint two representatives to BT’s South African board, with the remaining five members being BT-appointed representatives.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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