UD Las Palmas does not rule out the possibility of Jonathan Viera continuing in the team yellow until the end of the season in LaLiga SmartBank, and this was expressed this Thursday by the technical secretary of the entity, Toni Otero, during the presentation of the Argentinian Fede Varela.The Galician leader, in fact, does not link the arrival of the attacker assigned by CD Leganés with the return of Viera to the Beijing Guoan, Chinese club that owns his rights, on this first business day of the winter market. “The president (Miguel Angel Ramírez) is making every effort to get that issue forward, there is a month left for that job and in those things the president is a genius, I hope he is able to do it, “said Otero in reference to the possible continuity of Jonathan Viera.The technical secretary of the club ensures that Varela’s arrival “is another issue”, and he has also recognized that he is a footballer whom they had known “for a long time” and for whom they were already interested last summer. “Comparing Varela with Viera, which is an idol and a reference for the whole island, is impossible. Today we welcome Varela, who comes to help, meet his personal and collective goals,” added Otero.On the other hand, the Galician leader He has not wanted to reveal if there will be more movements in this new market of ups and downs, it will be “long”, and the movements “will be seen as they flow”.In that sense, Otero has not ruled on a possible exit of the Valencian goalkeeper Josep Martínez, international sub’21, after losing the title in the last matches of the year just finished.Further, The Sports Union will also have to be at the expense of Mallorca claiming Iñigo Ruiz de Galarreta, after selling to the Basque midfielder last summer to the vermilion club, which gave it to the Sports Union, although with a clause to be able to take over the player since this beginning of 2020.
Caroline Wozniacki, former world primary and winner of 30 WTA titles, together with the 2018 Australian Open, performed this final recreation of Friday, exactly within the event the place she lived her second of best glory two years in the past. The Tunisian Ons Jabeur (25 years and 78th of the rating) performed the dangerous position of the movie for interesting to the Danish within the third spherical by profitable 7-5, 3-6 and 7-5 in 2h: 07. It was the 854 match of Wozniacki, which says goodbye with a file of 598 wins and 256 losses.On the Melbourne Enviornment, Caroline noticed a tearful video wherein a number of comrades from the circuit praised him. “Every part is rather more enjoyable if in case you have buddies on the circuit,” stated the Danish, earlier than her father and coach, Piotr, obtained out and raised her with pleasure, within the presence of her mom, her brother and her husband, the previous NBA participant David Lee. Candy caroline, by Neil Diamond, sono by public tackle system. With 29 years, Wozniacki has precipitated his withdrawal due to a rheumatoid arthritis that hinders his efficiency and I wished to do it, absolutely the next spherical, within the event that was greatest given, though within the US Open he reached the ultimate in 2014. Within the conflict in opposition to Jabeur he all the time went in tow and though he touched the comeback, ultimately he paid the trouble to a participant who is among the surprises of the event. Every week in the past, Garbiñe Muguruza beat him at Hobart and is now within the second spherical of the primary large of the yr. The African stayed out of the highlight, however with the triumph that places him for the primary in eighths of a Slam, whereas Wozniacki couldn’t cease crying whereas giving a lap of honor to the courtroom and thanked the general public. After the elimination of Serena Williams, the Open remained in a number of hours with out two of the celebs of the ladies’s workforce that additionally had confronted Sunday. Barty and Kvitova don’t fail; Keys fallsAshleigh Barty, primary favourite and chief of the world rankings, it doesn’t matter what occurs in Melbourne, continues in competitors after eliminating the Kazakh Anastasia Rybakina (29th) with out issues 6-3 and 6-2 in 78 minutes. Barty added 28 profitable strokes and solely 13 unforced errors, as well as to breaking his opponent’s 5 instances. The Australian, nice nationwide hope, shall be measured on Sunday within the spherical of 16 with the American Riske (18th), which went again to the German Goerges (1-6, 7-6 (4) and 6-2).Nor was life a lot difficult to go Petra Kvitova (seventh), which swept the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova (6-1 and 6-2 in 58 minutes). The Czech restricted a lot of his failures (10) and saved his opponent on the backside of the observe with a stable recreation, 4 breaks and just one breakout conceded and saved. In eighths it is going to be seen with the Greek Maria Sakkari (22nd), who obtained the most effective results of her profession and gave the shock to the American Madiosn Keys (10th), which he beat by a double 6-Four in 75 minutes. Outcomes of the ladies’s workforce of the Australian Open.
LEICESTER, England (AP):Leicester relinquished first place in the English Premier League heading into 2016 after drawing 0-0 with Manchester City in an entertaining stalemate yesterday.Arsenal lead Leicester – the surprise team of the season – on goal difference, with third-place City three points behind after half of the league campaign.Raheem Sterling, the Jamaica-born winger, was a danger in the first half for City at King Power Stadium, forcing Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel into three saves, while striker Jamie Vardy wasted the home side’s best chance by blazing over when clear on goal.City finally managed to keep a clean sheet without injured captain Vincent Kompany (calf) who was ruled out for up to four weeks by manager Manuel Pellegrini after the game but hasn’t won away in their last six attempts.”I don’t think in December that you’re going to win the title,” Pellegrini said. “At the end of January and the first week of February, maybe we can see more who are finally the teams which will be involved in the fight.”After a loss at Liverpool on Saturday, Leicester’s title credentials were questioned by some, especially as they were battling relegation all of last season. But Claudio Ranieri’s side silenced their doubters with another superb performance, holding their own against many pundits’ favourites for the championship.”This league is very crazy . nobody wants to win the league. It’s very strange,” Ranieri said. “We’re the basement and the other teams are a villa with a swimming pool. It’s not easy for us but we want to fight with everybody.”It’s a miracle what we’re doing.”
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Manny Pacquiao awaits Adrien Broner bout in crossroads fight at age 40 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Jaylen Brown had 12 points and Terry Rozier scored 10 for Boston.Rozier hit a 3 to start an 11-0 run that put the Celtics up 35-24 after the first quarter. Then he made another from beyond the arc while drawing a foul and converted the four-point play.The Grizzlies rallied late in the period, tying it 52-all on a layup by JaMychal Green and taking a 62-58 halftime lead on Conley’s layup just before the buzzer.KYRIE IS KEYIrving, who had 27 points and 18 assists Wednesday night in a win over Toronto, also added seven rebounds as the Celtics outrebounded the Grizzlies 52-39.“It means a lot. It’s big for us,” Smart said of Irving’s all-around performance the last two games. “You’re going to get open shots just because he draws so much attention. That helps our team.”MEMPHIS BLUESThe Grizzlies have lost six straight on the road, but did enjoy a solid shooting night.Memphis was 41 for 92 from the field and made 16 of 35 3-pointers, including a team-best 4 for 9 by Conley from beyond the arc.The Grizzlies also had 33 assists — four more than the Celtics — and turned the ball over just twice in the second half. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 “He was able to pick his spots and make plays,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “I thought it was a patient, really good, smart attack by him.”Marcus Smart had 20 points and Al Horford finished with 18 for the Celtics, who have won two straight behind Irving since a three-game skid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“You’re playing a team that has a ton of offensive firepower. They have one of the best shot-makers in the game and it’s difficult to get stops when he’s in his rhythm,” Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “I thought our guys defended him well but he just made shots, and give him credit for that.”Memphis has lost four in a row and 10 of 11 overall. LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving goes to the basket past Memphis Grizzlies’ JaMychal Green during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)BOSTON — Kyrie Irving’s 20-point third quarter wasn’t quite enough for the Boston Celtics to put away the Memphis Grizzlies.The star guard scored eight more in the fourth, finishing with 38 points and 11 assists while leading the Celtics to a 122-116 victory Friday night. ADVERTISEMENT Boston beat the Grizzlies for the seventh consecutive time but had to hang on down the stretch. Memphis trailed only 111-108 with 3:13 left, but the Celtics responded with a 10-2 run. A few late 3-pointers by the Grizzlies came too late.“They’re physical. They make you work and they are always in the right spots at the right time. It took a whole group effort tonight,” Smart said.Mike Conley led the Grizzlies with 26 points. Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 23, and Marc Gasol had 11 rebounds and 12 assists.Boston led 96-91 after three, but the pesky Grizzlies would not go away. Conley’s three-point play with 4:53 remaining pulled Memphis to 106-104. Irving finally sealed it when he hit a 3 with 1:22 left to put the Celtics up 118-110.“We couldn’t get a stop the last four minutes of the game. You don’t get stops, it’s going to be really hard to win. It comes down to that,” Gasol said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “This is what we’re capable of,” Bickerstaff said. “If we make 16 3s every night, I don’t know if that will happen, but just the way that we moved the ball, created for one another, we need to build on it for sure.”TIP-INSGrizzlies: Justin Holiday had 14 points, his highest-scoring game since arriving in a trade with Chicago on Jan. 3. … Shelvin Mack scored 15 points. Green and Omri Casspi had 12 apiece. … Shot 59 percent (13 for 22) in the second quarter while outscoring Boston 38-23. … Had five turnovers in the first quarter.Celtics: Aron Baynes had 12 rebounds in his second game back since missing a month with a broken bone in his left hand. … Turned the ball over seven times in the second period. … Irving was called for a technical with 3:27 left in the third quarter after getting tangled up in front of the Memphis bench with Mack, who also got a technical.UP NEXTGrizzlies: At the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night.Celtics: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments
Displayed disrespect for the rule of law is one of the major criticisms leveled against this government. Of particular public concern is what appears to be a growing tendency on the part of officials of this government and even President Weah himself, to ignore and sidestep procedures and policies intended to ensue probity in government. And at the core of it is the Constitution and the Code of Conduct for public officials and a major concern arising therefrom is that of Presidential appointments to posts which are either tenured or have established policies and procedures on the basis of which individuals are appointed to serve.In the case of individuals named to man certain posts, confirmation by the Senate is required before the individual can assume authority and exercise functions appertaining to that particular office. But since the coming to power of the Weah government, there has been, it appears a sustained assault against the very idea of having tenured posts in government. This was seen, and rightly so, as an attempt to place party loyalists in positions of authority, a situation which has served to undermine productivity, undercut efficiency, resulting in diminished output in the public sector.In some cases, Presidential appointees have not even awaited Senate confirmation to begin functioning in their respective appointed positions, which is totally against the law. In one instance for example the head of secretariat of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) was arbitrarily dismissed by President Weah and replaced by a party loyalist contrary to established procedures governing the appointment. Later the government was forced to beat a hasty retreat when international partners threatened to have Liberia expelled from that international body.In another instance, Liberia’s representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) was replaced by a presidential appointee in disregard of the fact that his was a tenured position. The affected individual took his case to court where the matter has since lingered with no end in sight. But the damage to the country’s image had been done. Thus it was no surprise that Liberia has lost its seat on the governing council of the IMO. In yet another instance, an individual of questionable repute was appointed to serve as Justice Minister. His appointment was however revoked in the face of a barrage of public criticism following revelations that he had converted his client’s money to his personal use.Of current concern is the appointment of a very controversial character to serve as chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission. This individual has been serving since as chairperson of the Governance Commission although he has never been confirmed by the Senate. Interestingly, he is reported to already be issuing directives to the staff at the LACC while yet serving as Chairperson of the Governance Commission without having been confirmed by the Senate.This said individual has recently been accused by some Nigerian nationals of being associated with a deal involving the sale of a ship which later sank but has since been unable to pay them their wages in addition to a host of other charges against this individual, the current chairman of the Governance Commission. The story was first reported in the FrontPage Africa newspaper.However, he has since told the Daily Observer that the charges against him are bogus and that he has a history of “boxing swindlers”, citing the case of the George Weah Presidential Committee to probe the ExxonMobil “bonus payments” to former government officials which he chaired. The report called for the restitution of monies paid to the former officials, but it did not charge any of the officials for swindling government.Granted indeed that this individual has such a great history of “boxing swindlers”, it does not in anyway confer upon him the authority to function in a position to which he has not been officially authorized through confirmation by the Senate. As a lawyer, he cannot feign ignorance on this matter even if he maintains that he can function and act on the basis of Presidential authority.But in the opinion of the Daily Observer, the appointment to serve in a post requiring confirmation by the Senate cannot be considered complete in the absence of this singular act by the Senate. In other words, an appointed individual is estopped from exercising authority, rights and functions of a given office in the absence of confirmation by the Senate.This is to ensure accountability. In this regard, this newspaper holds that the Chairman of the Governance Commission has been illegally occupying that post and usurping its functions. Additionally, it remains unclear whether he has declared his assets in keeping with the Asset Declaration Law.Similarly, is his new appointment to serve as Chairman of the LACC, never ever having been confirmed to serve in the post he now illegally occupies and is now said to be issuing directives to LACC staffs. President Weah is urged to revisit this appointment and call an end to this obnoxious practice of undermining accountability and transparency in governance. Presidential appointees requiring Senate confirmation should be disallowed from function in said post in the absence of confirmation by the Senate.This is the law and the learned lawyer with a “history of boxing swindlers” should know that anyway around this is tantamount to swindling the law — the state.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Linden Hospital maternal deathAlthough a post-mortem examination (PME) has been conducted on the body of 41-year-old Jennifer Gill of Amelia’s Ward, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) who died at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) over a week ago following the normal delivery of a healthy baby boy, officials of the hospital are yet to receive an official report on the findings.The PME was conducted on the deceased on Monday; however, according to LHC Public Relations Officer Toshanna Alicock, the Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Farouk Riyasat has not received an official copy of the findings thus far. Until such time, she noted, officials cannot disclose Gill’s cause of death.Guyana Times understands that the Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Rameeza McDonald who was a witness to the post-mortem examination is also not in receipt of the report.Gill’s family had refuted claims by hospital officials that she did not require a Cesarean (C-section) delivery. The medical institution would have so far completed its investigation into the matter and an official report prepared and sent to the relevant authorities, including the CMO and the Director of Regional Health Services.Dr Farouk Riyasat noted last Wednesday that based on his medical knowledge and facts of the report, he believed Gill died after suffering from a blood disorder, referred to as Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC) which causes rapid blood loss and thinning, eventually leading to shock and kidney failure.
The Public Health Ministry is expected to ink a $150 million contract which will see the commencement of corrective works on the Port Kaituma Hospital Complex.A team led by Minister Volda Lawrence recently conducted an assessment visit to the complex to examine the area where the works will take place.A section of the main building at the Port Kaituma Hospital which will house critical service areas such as the Accident and Emergency UnitAccording to the Department of Public Information, among the upgrades are access points for accident and emergency patients, outpatients, rehabilitation of other areas to accommodate audiology, radiology and other specialised areas. The Ministry’s Procurement Manager, Seewchan (only name), explained that the goal is to ensure that all the necessary services are now available in the Port Kaituma district.“When the hospital was initially designed, it didn’t cater to some specialised areas, particularly for radiology … so, we are trying to have that completed with the specific pieces of material which are required to be used in the radiology department,” he is quoted by DPI as saying.Minister Lawrence noted that based on the scope of works to be done, the staff can move into the new complex as soon as November. Seewchan added that it is the Ministry’s intention for the works to be done promptly as the primary goal is to relocate all existing and new services to a more spacious and conducive facility soonest.Based on the new facility’s capacity, there is the likelihood of the new Port Kaituma Hospital becoming the new regional hospital in the Barima-Waini. It will also cater to improved workspace for staff and better healthcare delivery for patients.Seewchan continued to explain, “Having visited the Port Kaituma old hospital, you would see the challenges not only our health workers are being faced with, but the patients also. There is the lack of ventilation, electricity to do basic testing and so on but I think with this new hospital being in place having that huge complex, having the mortuary, generator, admin office, a section for infectious diseases and a housing quarter for the doctors and nurses I think that will facilitate better service”.The initial project cost $700 million.
Kwakwani flooding…as water level remains dangerously highMore than 300 residents of the community of Kwakwani, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), continue to be affected by high levels of floodwater forcing the Opposition to call for the Government to provide immediate relief to the affected residents.These houses are threaten by water levels as high as 8 feet“The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) expresses its concern regarding the flood situation in Kwakwani, Region 10, where residents have been faced with untold suffering as a result of the accumulation of water in their homes and villages. This has been compounded by the deterioration of roads, bridges and other critical transportation infrastructure across Region 10. The Party is, therefore, calling on the APNU+AFC Government to take all measures that will bring speedy relief in an effort to alleviate the situation,” the Party said in a statement.The flooding started over the weekend owing to heavy rainfall. Persons living on Lamp Island and the Waterfront are the most severely affected, but according to acting Director of the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Major Kester Craig, there is no need for emergency shelters at this time.On Saturday, the residents told Guyana Times that the water, which is at dangerously high levels, submerging some vehicles and homes, was showing no signs of receding.“The rain still falling hard and the water not going anywhere. We have to make sure that we save our things and so on, but the flooding is mostly to the Waterfront and Lamp Island,” resident James Andries said.The affected areas are said to be low-lying with residents being given the option to move, but they have not taken up that offer. However, a team would have visited the community on Friday, and representatives from the Agriculture and Public Health Ministries discovered that livestock and farmland were affected. The medical team visited the Kwakwani Public Hospital to determine if anyone was suffering from any disease or was hospitalised as a result of the flooding, but they found none.According to a Regional official from the community, over 100 households are affected by the floods. However, Regional Chairman Renis Morian on Friday indicated that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) was unaware of the situation as it unfolded, despite having regional officials stationed in the community.Residents have complained of damage to household appliances and belongings on account of the flood situation, which they believe was caused by the inclement weather and overtopping of the Berbice River. The community has reportedly been experiencing significant high tides since last weekend.The Regional Chairman said there was need to understand the backdrop against which the flooding was taking place, as he pointed out that owing to increased rainfall, there was presently overtopping at the River. He said those affected were mainly from low-lying areas. He warned that should persons continue to live in such areas, they would experience flooding.For now, the residents are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure that the damage is as minimal as possible. Residents are utilising boats as their primary mode of transportation, since most of the roads are inundated.
0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar (L) walks off the pitch after taking a red card during the French L1 football match against Marseille October 22, 2017 © AFP / Valery HACHEMARSEILLE, France, Oct 23 – Paris Saint Germain coach Unai Emery has called for referees to better protect marquee players after Brazilian superstar Neymar was sent off in a 2-2 draw in their bitter grudge match with Marseille on Sunday.Neymar was not only constantly harried and niggled by a series of fouls in the game, but also pelted by Stade Velodrome fans with coins and even lighters whilst taking corners. The former Barcelona star eventually lost his cool and was sent off for two yellow cards late on, both for retaliation with him appearing to aim a headbutt at Marseille’s Argentine striker Lucas Ocampos.“We are a bit disappointed by the sending off because he was fouled a great deal during the game,” said Emery.“He suffered four serious fouls from our opponents which continued and continued and continued,” said Emery, insisting the world’s most expensive player had been provoked throughout the match.Neymar had been excellent for PSG scoring a cool-headed equaliser and looking every inch a big game player until his rush of blood to the head and the red card with his side 2-1 down in the 88th minute.“I believe the referee should have had a good think about it. We need to protect the great players,” said Emery.“Those yellow cards were not fair on Neymar, he’s a man who wants to play.“He hasn’t been battered here, but if he gets that treatment every game…” Emery said of the 25-year-old who joined PSG for a world-record 222 million euros in the close season.“It’s up to all of us to protect the big players, on both sides, because (Dimitri) Payet is also a good player,” said Emery in reference to the Marseille playmaker.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Mike Phelan believes Manchester United’s players have got their belief back under Louis van Gaal and reckons they will be serious contenders to win the Premier League.A disastrous last season under David Moyes saw United finish seventh, a mammoth 22 points behind near neighbours and champions Manchester City.With Van Gaal now at the helm, there is a sense of optimism ahead of the new campaign, heightened by an impressive pre-season tour of the US.And Phelan, Sir Alex Ferguson’s former right-hand man at Old Trafford, feels it could be a memorable year for the club.Asked if Van Gaal can lead United to the title in his first season, he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I don’t see why not. Some people will probably scoff at that, but everybody is improving year on year. “United did take a backward step a little bit, but it is well within their capabilities to surprise a lot of people and rise to the occasion. They look now as though they have got belief in themselves.“Obviously pre-season is pre-season. They have got to come back now and get some consistency in the league but there will be excitement there.“They have got, in Van Gaal, somebody with terrific experience and great motivation. Add that to the ingredients already at Old Trafford, in the supporters and the expectation. I’m sure they could be right up there.”