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  • The Premier launches for Calafat, Real Madrid talent scout

    first_imgThe Premier has set itself in the new signing policy of Real Madrid, which has turned in recent years towards international promises with great talent and projection, which is signed when they still have a relatively acceptable cost. As published by The Telegraph, Everton, Chelsea and Liverpool, among other English clubs, claim the club’s current international football boss, Juni Calafat, directly responsible for signings as Fede Valverde, Martin Odegaard,Takefusa Kubo, Vinicius, Militao, Rodrygo, or recently Reinier. Calafat is an expert in the Brazilian market. Total, Since 2014 the Calafat Factory has brought ten Brazilian soccer players although only three remain in the first team: Vinicius, Rodrygo and Militao. The last to arrive, Reinier, for which Real Madrid has paid 30 million euros to Flamengo, joins the Castilla de Raúl González.The other Brazilian players who came from the hand of Calafat have had different fate, but none have settled in the first team: Willian José (Real Sociedad), Pablo Teixeira (Sao Paulo), Abner (Coritiba), Lucas Silva (Guild), Augusto Galvan (Cultural Leonesa) and Rodrigo Rodrigues (Castilla).last_img read more

  • Ja vs Suriname moved to Stadium

    first_imgThe 2016 Scotiabank Caribbean Football Union men’s Caribbean Cup game, Jamaica versus Suriname, has been shifted to the National Stadium. The game will be played on Sunday, November 13, starting at 6 p.m.Originally set for October 5 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex, the match was postponed because of the threat to the island from Hurricane Matthew.Entrance to the match, which must have a clear winner, will be grandstand $1,500, and bleachers $700.In a release yesterday, the Jamaica Football Federation said details on the availability of tickets will be known in the coming days.Both Jamaica and Suriname are level on three points each in Group One of the competition. The winners of the group will qualify for next year’s Gold Cup.last_img read more

  • Loss to Mei Yamaguchi, ‘great learning experience’ for Jomary Torres

    first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:58ONE: Iniong looking for decisive win over Yamaguchi02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week02:14Carpio 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. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Zamboanga City native also feels she became a better fighter after sharing the cage against a quality warrior in Yamaguchi.“To share the stage with a world-class athlete like Yamaguchi is a great learning experience. I see this as something that would benefit my career in the future,” Torres said after losing on points.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“This is definitely a great learning experience for me. I gave everything I have, but it didn’t quite work out. I knew I was a big underdog, but I stepped up and went all-out against her.”The 22-year-old Torres said the added experience will help her in her next fights. DeRozan’s 26 points leads Spurs past Jazzcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Photo from ONE ChampionshipJomary Torres remained unwavered despite taking her second straight loss on Friday night in ONE: Destiny of Champions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Torres, who suffered a one-sided defeat at the hands of former title contender Mei Yamaguchi of Japan, vowed to redeem herself when she returns to the cage next year.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “It’s a huge help to have been able to compete against someone of Mei Yamaguchi’s caliber. She’s a former ONE world title contender,” she said. “She was the better lady that night, but that’s part of being an athlete. I will learn and improve.”“I have a great career ahead of me. The loss will only make me a better competitor moving forward,” she vowed.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img read more

  • Ebola situation in Liberia: non-conventional interventions needed

    first_imgReport from the World Health OrganizationDuring the past weeks, a WHO team of emergency experts worked together with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and members of her government to assess the Ebola situation in Liberia.Transmission of the Ebola virus in Liberia is already intense and the number of new cases is increasing exponentially.The investigative team worked alongside staff from the Ministry of Health, local health officials, and other key partners working in the country.All agreed that the demands of the Ebola outbreak have completely outstripped the government’s and partners’ capacity to respond. Fourteen of Liberia’s 15 counties have now reported confirmed cases.Some 152 health care workers have been infected and 79 have died. When the outbreak began, Liberia had only one doctor to treat nearly 100,000 people in a total population of 4.4 million people. Every infection or death of a doctor or nurse depletes response capacity significantly.Liberia, together with the other hard-hit countries, namely Guinea and Sierra Leone, is experiencing a phenomenon never before seen in any previous Ebola outbreak. As soon as a new Ebola treatment facility is opened, it immediately fills to overflowing with patients, pointing to a large but previously invisible caseload.Of all Ebola-affected countries, Liberia has the highest cumulative number of reported cases and deaths, amounting, on 8 September, to nearly two thousand cases and more than one thousand deaths. The case-fatality rate, at 58%, is also among the highest.Situation in Montserrado countyThe WHO investigation concentrated on Montserrado county, which includes Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. The county is home to more than one million people. The teeming West Point slum, which has no sanitation, little running water, and virtually no electrical supplies, is also located in Monrovia, and is adjacent to the city’s major market district.In Montserrado county, the team estimated that 1000 beds are urgently needed for the treatment of currently infected Ebola patients. At present only 240 beds are available, with an additional 260 beds either planned or in the process of being put in place. These estimates mean that only half of the urgent and immediate capacity needs could be met within the next few weeks and months.The number of new cases is moving far faster than the capacity to manage them in Ebola-specific treatment centres.For example, an Ebola treatment facility, hastily improvised by WHO for the Ministry of Health, was recently set up to manage 30 patients but had more than 70 patients as soon as it opened.WHO estimates that 200 to 250 medical staff are needed to safely manage an Ebola treatment facility with 70 beds.The investigation team viewed conditions in general-purpose health facilities as well as Ebola-specific transit and treatment facilities.The John F Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia, which was largely destroyed during Liberia’s civil war, remains the country’s only academic referral hospital. The hospital is plagued by electrical fires and floods, and several medical staff were infected there and died, depleting the hospital’s limited workforce further.The fact that early symptoms of Ebola virus disease mimic those of many other common infectious diseases increases the likelihood that Ebola patients will be treated in the same ward as patients suffering from other infections, putting cases and medical staff alike at very high risk of exposure.In Monrovia, taxis filled with entire families, of whom some members are thought to be infected with the Ebola virus, crisscross the city, searching for a treatment bed. There are none. As WHO staff in Liberia confirm, no free beds for Ebola treatment exist anywhere in the country.According to a WHO staff member who has been in Liberia for the past several weeks, motorbike-taxis and regular taxis are a hot source of potential Ebola virus transmission, as these vehicles are not disinfected at all, much less before new passengers are taken on board.When patients are turned away at Ebola treatment centres, they have no choice but to return to their communities and homes, where they inevitably infect others, perpetuating constantly higher flare-ups in the number of cases.Other urgent needs include finding shelters for orphans and helping recovered patients who have been rejected by their families or neighbours.Last week, WHO sent one of its most experienced emergency managers to head the WHO office in Monrovia. Coordination among key partners is rapidly improving, aiming for a better match between resources and rapidly escalating needs.Implications of the investigationThe investigation in Liberia yields three important conclusions that need to shape the Ebola response in high-transmission countries.First, conventional Ebola control interventions are not having an adequate impact in Liberia, though they appear to be working elsewhere in areas of limited transmission, most notably in Nigeria, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.Second, far greater community engagement is the cornerstone of a more effective response. Where communities take charge, especially in rural areas, and put in place their own solutions and protective measures, Ebola transmission has slowed considerably.Third, key development partners who are supporting the response in Liberia and elsewhere need to prepare to scale up their current efforts by three- to four-fold.As WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan told agencies and officials last week in New York City and Washington, DC, development partners need to prepare for an “exponential increase” in Ebola cases in countries currently experiencing intense virus transmission.Many thousands of new cases are expected in Liberia over the coming three weeks.WHO and its Director-General will continue to advocate for more Ebola treatment beds in Liberia and elsewhere, and will hold the world accountable for responding to this dire emergency with its unprecedented dimensions of human suffering.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Parents encouraged to read to children

    first_img…as Ministry launches reading programmeThe Social Protection Ministry, in collaboration with the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA); the Maternal and Child Health Unit; and the National Library, on Tuesday launched the first of its kind back-to-basics reading programme.Themed “Early Experiences Matter”, the reading programme, which was launched at the East La Penitence Health Centre, is aimed at promoting reading as a fun activity.A toddler eager to engage in the stories found in a book that was given to herSpeaking at the event on Tuesday, Social Protection Minister Amna Ally urged parents to take advantage of the programme. She noted that the world was a knowledge-based place where reading was essential and opened children to early academic success.“This programme has been initiated to lay the foundation in the development of our young children; studies have shown that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb earlier than previously thought. It is said that sensory and brain mechanisms for hearing are developed at 30 weeks of gestational age, so, therefore, unborn babies can actually listen to their mothers,” Minister Ally told the gathering of mostly mothers.The objective of the programme is to get children interested in books and reading at an early age. The programme targets children aged 0-3 years.Adolescent Health Coordinator, Dr Oneka Scott noted that it was expected that the programme would help children to build an interest in books at an early age.“We cannot forget the importance of reading. I am excited that this programme will expand to a whole host of health centres and everyone will be accessible to it; please, however, I urge you to make reading a part of everyday lives and to make good uses of those books that were given to you. Reading a book once is never the same as reading it 10 times,” Dr Scott noted.Social Protection Minister Amna Ally reveals a mini-library in the presence of CCPA Head Ann Greene; Adolescent Health Coordinator, Dr Oneka Scott and Chief Librarian Emily King at the launching of the back-to-basics reading programmeThe programme is expected to expand, targeting 361 health centres across the country.A number of storybooks were given to parents who were encouraged to read them to their children, since they were the first educators in a child’s life.Meanwhile, a mini-library will be set up at all health centres and the books will be available to parents to read to their children while they await their turn to see the doctor on duty. (Yanalla Dalrymple)last_img read more

  • Magistracy has jurisdiction to hear extradition proceedings — High Court Judge rules

    first_img….Lawyers for US murder accused to appeal rulingJustice JoAnn Barlow on Friday ruled that the Magistrate’s Court has the authority to proceed in the extradition case of Troy Thomas, which is to continue at the Providence Magistrates’ Courts on June 26.Thomas, of South Ozone Park, Queens, New York, who is accused of murdering Keith Frank on December 11, 2011 in the US, was earlier in this year arrested in Guyana by ranks of the Guyana Police Force.It was disclosed that the operation to apprehend Thomas had started since January 31, 2018. Frank succumbed to a bullet wound to the torso allegedly inflicted during a confrontation with Thomas and others. The victim, whose daughter was eight months at the time, died two months before he would have celebrated his twenty-first birthday. He had reportedly been living in the U.S. sinceTroy Thomashe was 12.Reports in US media stated that the killing occurred outside a South Richmond Hill party.US media reports quoted Frank’s mother, Carol Kyte, as saying that her son was attending a birthday party near 132nd Street and 109th Avenue, and encountered some other men with whom he had an ongoing dispute.It is alleged that a group of other Guyanese men were at odds with one of Frank’s friends over sophomoric quibbles like break-dancing or the attention of girls in the neighbourhood.On March 14, 2018, Thomas was charged before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, and was remanded to prison pending his extradition after he was caught by Police hiding in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara (ECD).At the High Court on Friday, Judge Barlow dismissed the application by Thomas for the matter to be heard in the High Court. The judge made her decision after considering the Fugitive Defenders Act.After considering said Act, Barlow noted that the rights of Thomas were not being violated. The learned judge further stated that the Foreign Affairs Minister had already taken into account all of the regulations before he gave the Magistrates’ Courts clearance to proceed.In making the decision, the Judge also considered the extradition cases of Barry Dataram, Garfield Sobers, Steven King and Terrence Singh.Judge Barlow them proceeded to dismiss the application, stating that the declaration being sought by the attorneys for the accused was refused. Cost for the respondent was awarded in the sum of $150,000.Following the decision, Attorney for Thomas, Nigel Hughes, requested a three-week stay in the matter at the High Court, which would allow him time to appeal the judge’s decision.This was objected to by Solicitor General Kim Kyte-Thomas, who stated that there is no merit in the appeal. The stay was denied by Judge Barlow, who stated that the time leading up to the continuation date is sufficient enough for Hughes to make his appeal.Thomas’s lawyers: Nigel Hughes, Darren Wade and Bernard DaSilva, had moved to the High Court in a bid to block his extradition case on the grounds that the Magistrate’s Court had no jurisdiction to hear the case.Attorney-at-Law Wade had contended that the extradition treaty between the United States of America (USA) and Guyana was never introduced into local law, and therefore it would have no effect. He had alluded to several cases in the past.Thomas was being hunted by the New York Police Department, and a wanted bulletin was issued for him in connection with the murder of Frank after an altercation outside of a South Richmond Hill party.It was then disclosed by US law enforcement agents that Thomas had fled the country to Canada within hours of allegedly committing the crime.He shortly after reportedly travelled to Guyana, before the wanted bulletin which was issued by the US had reached Interpol.last_img read more

  • Charges against attorney dismissed

    first_imgThe perverting the course of justice charges that were levelled against Attorney Chandra Sohan were on Thursday dismissed by Magistrate Alex Moore in the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court.Sohan was represented by Attorneys Sanjeev Datadin, Mursalene Bacchus, Ryan Crawford, Arundranauth Gossai and Horatio Edmondson.Sohan was charged with perverting the court of justice whereby it was alleged that he told Zubair Ally, a witness in the murder trial against Marcus Bisram and others, to change his story.The body of Faiyaz Narindat was discovered in the wee hours of the morning of October 1, 2016, on the Corentyne Highway at Number 70 Village.It is believed that he was killed elsewhere and his body placed on the roadway to make it appeared as if he was the victim of an accident.Five men have been committed to stand trial in the High Court for the murder of Narinedat. The alleged mastermind, Marcus Bisram, recently lost a bid in a US court to be extradited to stand trial for the murder.Meanwhile, the case against Sohan collapsed when Defence Counsel Sanjeev Datadin exposed in cross-examination that the witness (Ally) said exactly whatAttorney Chandra Sohanwas in his Police statement.Ally had given the Police several statements. Initially, he said he had no knowledge of what transpired on October 1, 2016. However after he was arrested, he gave five different statements.When Ally was preparing to give evidence at the Preliminary Inquiry before Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court, it was alleged that Sohan told him what to say.However, during Sohan’s trial, it became apparent from cross-examination that the first statement Ally gave to the Police was exactly what he said in evidence at the Preliminary Inquiry.In submissions made to the Magistrate at the close of the prosecution’s case; the defence team alleged that there was no evidence that pointed to any wrongdoing on the part of Sohan.Datadin said it was clear that Ally made a statement to the Police in the very beginning of the investigation that corresponded exactly with his evidence before the Magistrate. Bacchus entered a no case submission which the court upheld.The case was presented by Inspector Bernard Brown, who called six witnesses; all Police Officers from the Major Crime Unit.last_img read more

  • Miner shot dead during drinking spree

    first_imgA 40-year-old miner was shot to death on Thursday after he allegedly refused to perform oral sex on one of his two drinking mates.The dead man has been identified as Orland LaCruz of Pomeroon River. He was reportedly imbibing with the two suspects inside a camp located in Jack and Vieira Backdam, North West District, when the incident occurred.According to Police reports, at about 13:00h, an argument broke out among the men over LaCruz’s alleged refusal to perform the sexual act on one of the suspects, who was armed with a shotgun at the time.This prompted the armed man to load the firearm with a cartridge that was given to him by the second suspect. He then shot the victim to the right side of his neck, resulting in his death.The body of the 40-year-old man is presently at the Matthew’s Ridge Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, Police in F Division (Interior Locations) are said to be making stringent efforts to apprehend the two male suspects as investigation continues.last_img read more

  • Lee, Gopaul going head to head as WMCF tournament continues

    first_imgThe Wendell Meusa Chess Foundation (WMCF) had promised seven rounds of scintillating chess from Guyana’s youngest players and it is safe to say that it has delivered on its promise.Ethan Lee (left) and Joshua GopaulThe Kids Tournament was opened on July 31 and attracted the cream of the crop in the sport’s younger division.Divided into two categories, advanced and beginner’s, the competition saw some expected wins and upsets which have set the momentum for the remaining four rounds.In the beginner’s category, Angel Rahim and Sopia Singh are currently leading the charge with a perfect three wins from three matches. Rahim, who is a newbie on the chess scene, is making her mark with a series of ever-improving tactics. On the other hand, Singh is now finding herself again after a year off from the sport.Cutting it close on two points are Mae’s Schools students Triston Singh and Kaiden Ali, alongside Joshua Khan of School of the Nations. Round four will be crucial to these lads as they are expected to meet each other. The results of these games could determine the ultimate winner of this tournament.Making up the rest of the category are Alia and Asher Gafoor, Jibril Ali, Arysh Raghunauth, and Kyle and Rashad Gilgeous, who are all standing on one point. The students will be looking to make a shocking comeback in the remaining four rounds.The advanced section, however, produced the most action on the first couple of days with National Junior Chess Champion Joshua Gopaul and potential champion Ethan Lee going head to head at the top of the points table.Lee, whose superb playing began with the St Stanislaus Chess Championship, has registered big wins in the past couple of months and can now be deemed as the next Junior Champion. He is currently on a 24-game winning streak after he won the Marian Academy Chess Championship and a WMCF tournament just two weeks ago.Entering the competition with confidence in his skills, Lee managed to sweep away his opponents with what could be described as excellent fighting victories. In round one, he met with former Saints Chess Champion Jorrel Troyer. After Troyer missed his winning chance, Lee made no mistakes with his as he forced his opponent to resign.In the next round, he was matched up with upcoming talent Rajiv Lee of Queen’s College, who should have won after coming out the Scotch Opening with an advantage of a clear piece after Ethan Lee created a “self-pin”. To protect his Queen, Ethan Lee put one of his knights in a pin where it was then won by Rajiv Lee. But the determined Ethan Lee pressed dynamically in an open position, which saw Rajiv Lee falling to multiple tactical forks and double attacks.Lee’s round three match was deemed the ‘match of the tournament’ when he played against Jaden Taylor. In a match excitingly similar to the final of the Saints Chess Championship held earlier this year, Ethan Lee produced a sharp Sicilian Defence, Dragon Variation, but playing on the safe side he played the classical “quiet” line of castling kingside. On move 18, he shocked his opponent by putting his Rook “en prise” where it not only threatened to sack itself for a Knight, but also force mate in two. Two moves later, the confident Lee sacked another piece, this time his Bishop to break open his opponent’s King’s position; then his Queen, Knight and a pawn forced his opponent to resign by move 34.Moderators of the tournament are patiently awaiting the match-up between Joshua Gopaul and Lee, which will definitely decide the championship even before the tournament is completely over.Going into round four, there are four players namely Jaden Taylor, Savir Gookul, Ghansham Allijohn and young Ronan Lee who are all tied on two points each. Followed by Odit Rodrigues, Jonathan, Jorrel Troyer and Rajiv Lee, who all have one point each. Jessica Callender is yet to secure a point.The final rounds of the competition will continue today at the University of Peace Studies on Sheriff Street, Campbellville. Viewers are welcomed.last_img read more

  • Man City eye record books after clinching title

    first_imgCity are 16 points clear of second placed United, who can only take a maximum of 15 points from their remaining matches.Given the way they have demolished all challengers in the league, it was apparent months ago that it was only a matter of when rather than if City would take the title.But sealing the silverware thanks to a slip from old enemies United and their boss Jose Mourinho — a long-time rival of Guardiola — was a sweet moment, especially after they lost to their neighbours in the Manchester derby last weekend.Winning the title with five matches to go makes City the joint earliest champions in the Premier League era — matching the achievement of the 2000-01 Manchester United team.That is just one of a welter of statistical feats that have led some to rank City among the Premier League’s greatest ever teams.Whether they deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Manchester United’s 1999 treble winners or the 2004 Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ is up for debate.But City, who will stage a title party when they host Swansea on Sunday, have a chance to underline their credentials over their last five matches.Fuelled by the majestic form of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, City set a new Premier League record earlier this season by winning 18 successive matches.The Premier League’s record points tally of 95, set by Chelsea in 2004-05, is within City’s reach if they can take nine from their last fixtures.With 28 league victories so far, City need three more wins to top Chelsea’s record of 30 Premier League wins in a season.Top dog: A dog wears a City coat outside the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Sunday © AFP / Paul ELLISUnited hold the current record Premier League winning margin of 18 points and that could also fall to City.City have won 14 games on the road this season and have two to go away from home — winning both of those would beat Chelsea’s record of 15.Guardiola’s players will focus on those targets once they have recovered from a boisterous evening of celebrations in Manchester.– Get the party started –After starting the title party with his Mancunian wife and his United-supporting father-in-law, City captain Vincent Kompany joined team-mates to raise a glass to their success.“It is the same feeling as the first time, you can’t describe it,” Kompany said.“The first time you think you are going to win all of them and the first time you lose it you think you are never going to win it again.“It shows how football is in Manchester. There have been a lot more good days for the Red side but today it is for the Blue.“The first one was special but this one is perhaps the one I’m most proud of. It’s a privilege to be a part of this team.”Unlike Belgian defender Kompany, Guardiola spent Sunday afternoon playing golf with his son instead of watching the United match.In his second season in charge, Guardiola, aided by the vast financial backing of City’s Abu Dhabi-based owners, has created a sublime team that helped him become the first Spanish coach to win the English top-flight title.It was a far cry from his trophy-less first season with City and Kompany said Guardiola’s tenacious attitude led them to the summit.Manchester City since 2008: championship victories and player signings © AFP / Thomas SAINT-CRICQ“It is one of the first things I noticed within the first month,” he said.“There was a period of adaptation for him coming into the league and for us taking in his methods.“He has been able to transfer to the team that hunger and desire to never be satisfied.”Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Guardiola was all smiles when he was pictured arriving home after his golf outing.City’s title is the 24th trophy of his glittering career.Speaking after Saturday’s 3-1 win over Tottenham, the 47-year-old gave all the credit to his players.“I am so glad to be here and be part of this club. These guys are fantastic, awesome, they are incredible,” he said.“This club is absolutely amazing in all terms.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leader of the pack: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 16 – Champions Manchester City have set their sights on rewriting the record books after clinching the Premier League title.Pep Guardiola’s side were crowned kings of English football on Sunday as their arch rivals Manchester United slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat against struggling West Bromwich Albion.last_img read more