Linares Deportivo, from Tercera, wants its players to train in person

first_imgLinares’s position contrasts with that of other clubs in the category such as Ceuta, which has allowed its players to return to their homes in the face of the crisis and not have to remain in the Autonomous City. We will have to pay attention to the reaction of the AFE to this position. Among other things, because some professional clubs intend to apply similar practices so that their players stay in shape in case the competition resumes. Not everyone, like millionaire footballers, has gyms and stadiums at home, not even equipment, and the clubs want them to be fit. In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Linares Deportivo, leader of Group IX of the Third Division, wants his players to train in person from this Tuesday. They will do it individually between 9:00 and 20:00 at the Linarejos stadium, which is also municipal. The footballers, who in some cases were out of town, have been instructed to report to Linares. They will have the material prepared in the stadium and the team’s physical trainer will send them a video of the training instructions. Linares wants to ensure that their players are in shape, although this would skip the Government’s request in this state of alarm to remain at home unless there is a major cause. It should be remembered that the Third Division is a non-professional category.last_img read more

Coach Kerr takes backseat in Warriors rout of Suns

first_imgLATEST STORIES ”It’s the players’ team,” Kerr said. ”It’s their team and they have to take ownership of it. As coaches, our job is to nudge them in the right direction, guide them. We don’t control them. They determine their own fate. I don’t think we’ve focused well the last month. It just seemed like the right thing to do.”Kerr said he told the players of his plan after the previous game and they ran the show for most of the day. Andre Iguodala took over at morning shootaround, JaVale McGee ran the computer for the film session and Iguodala, Draymond Green and David West got most of the work designing plays and running the huddle during timeouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKerr and his assistants handled the substitutions before allowing the players to take over from there.”It had to do with me trying to reach my team and I have not reached them the last month,” Kerr said. ”They’re tired of my voice. I’m tired of my voice. I wasn’t reaching them so we figured this was a good night to pull something out of the hat.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder PLAY LIST 05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson UP NEXTSuns: Visit Utah on Wednesday.Warriors: Visit Portland on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Mitchell delivers down the stretch, rallies Jazz past Spurs After the game, Kerr made a point of seeking out Phoenix interim coach Jay Triano to tell him the move wasn’t made out of any disrespect for the Suns, who became the first team to reach 40 losses this season.”You have to do what you have to do to build your own team up,” Triano said. ”If he thinks that helps them, I tip my hat.”Stephen Curry scored 22 points for the Warriors. Omri Casspi added 19 in a rare start in place of the injured Green and Kevin Durant had 17 as Golden State won its 12th straight in the series, its longest active streak against any team.Elfrid Payton scored 29 points in his second game since being acquired at the trade deadline from Orlando, but Phoenix still lost its sixth straight and 11th in the past 12 games.”We have to keep fighting,” Payton said. ”We can’t hang our heads. That’s the great thing about the NBA, there’s another game in two days. So learn from it, get better ready to have a better effort.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Draymond Green leads the Golden State Warriors’ huddle during a timeout in their game against the Phoenix Suns. APOAKLAND, Calif. — With the grind of a long NBA season wearing on his team, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr believed it was time for his players to hear a new voice in the huddle: their own.Kerr turned over most of the coaching duties to his players on Monday night and they responded in fine fashion, playing with more focus than they had in recent weeks in a 129-83 victory over the Phoenix Suns.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Payton scored 16 points in the first quarter before Curry got on the scoreboard, but he got little help. Payton made his first seven shots, but his teammates started 1 for 15 and the Warriors managed to take a 25-24 lead by the end of the first after being outscored by 32 points in the first quarter of the previous three games.Curry scored 10 points in the second quarter as Golden State built a 17-point lead at the half and coasted the rest of the way.”We have so many smart basketball minds on our team,” Casspi said. ”The guys really used this opportunity to run things they like.”TIP-INSSuns: G Devin Booker (hip pointer) missed his fourth straight game, and G Tyler Ulis (back) sat for the second straight game. … Phoenix has lost 12 straight in Oakland, last winning here on Feb. 7, 2011.Warriors: G Patrick McCaw, who has been spending time in the G League between NBA games trying to get his confidence back, scored nine points in the second quarter after having just eight in the previous 10 games. He then left the game with a sprained right wrist.QUOTABLE”I was horrible actually. I thought about a play and forgot the second option and had two guys on the wrong place on the board and I actually got a delay of game coming out of halftime because I was scrambling,” Curry said about his role as a coach.FATHER-SONCurry’s 22 points gave him and his father, Dell, a combined 28,883 points in their careers, tying Rick and Brent Barry for the third-most ever by a father-son combination, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Joe and Kobe Bryant have the most of any duo with 38,895 (33,643 from Kobe). Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Guyanese boiling over with passion for action-free, fair elections

first_imgDear Editor,The dictatorial posture and pomposity of the APNU/AFC cabal prior to the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) certainly served to reverse the upward positive trajectory on which Guyana proceeded under the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C). In so doing, the many self-serving activities of the clique run uncaringly and counter to the objective enshrined in Guyana’s constitutional ideals for the wellbeing and development of our country and citizens.There is almost a freefall to pre-1992 extremity status of the then PNC Government, inundated with incompetency, daring and intensified fraudulent manoeuvers, and bullish disregard for citizens’ rights. There is absolute public recognition of the overwhelming reversal of fortune of most Guyanese under the extreme maladroitness of the Granger-led team. It would, therefore, have been a failure of the Opposition if they had not moved with appropriate speed to protect the working-class and citizens at large in lieu of these emerged threats.Indeed, the NCM was sensational, timely and sent shivers down the spines of those callous APNU/AFC power drunk leaders. Their reaction is one of defiance as they seek to activate a characteristic and unconstitutional preset mechanism of cheating the people of Guyana. The poisoned vendetta approach to governance by the APNU/AFC as they unleashed policies of uncaring hardships on the people while those in the Government, in the highest echelon, thrives.Players of central roles in the wicked scheme are the unilaterally appointed octogenarian Chairman rtd James Patterson and the sand dancer Chief Executive Officer Keith Lowenfield of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). In addition to their irrational and unconstitutional bias in favour of the coalition’s supporters, perhaps deliberate moves to extend the illegal mutilation of the Guyanese people by spending a pretence filled and convenient observatory vocation in the hospital. At the same time, the President continues to be the most distinguished tourist and traveller.There is no denying that the APNU/AFC has proved untrustworthiness in their practices, crime-driven high cost of living and devastating brutal political persecution and discriminative approach. They have put thousands of Guyanese on the breadline, closing instead of advancing proper initiatives to create jobs. The closing down of the Call Centre in Linden, the dismissal of two thousand Amerindians and the wicked and ruthless closing down of several sugar estates resulted in destabilising more than ten thousand sugar workers and their families.Upon assuming power in 2015, the immediate imposition of Value Added Taxes on 217 household items was among other fiscal policy changes that contribute to the numerous deliberate and vindictive hardships that the APNU/AFC are imposing on our citizens. It is notable that there is no withdrawal or relief of these impositions given the outcries of citizens and the calls of the opposition.The now illegal cabal who continues to demonstrate that they will hang on to power by any means has driven Guyana to a crisis. The People’s Progressive Party, with their proven developmental record of accomplishment, on the other hand, continues with their massive People’s outreach programme. There is much evidence that the PPP/C’s connection with the people is certainly igniting the masses into very focused and purposeful actions in their struggle for free and fair elections. There is no doubt, therefore, that the resistance against this illegal APNU/PNC-driven Government is widely seen as necessary, and is fast gaining momentum.The outcomes of the scheduled May 2019 hearings at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will have significant implications which are for not only Guyana, but the region and the Commonwealth as well. This is particularly relevant for the struggling image of the CCJ given that only a few of the Caricom nations have made the entity a final court. In this sense, any measure of partisan rulings will likely influence future regional commitments and respect, in not only the eyes of citizens, but also other States.Further, in the face of the emerging trend of unacceptable undemocratic practices on the rise across several global fronts, the rulings will be under the highest scrutiny. Although there is a clear demonstration that leading world powers whom we hold collaborating relationships do not support such practices, the Granger cabal has persisted. The image of hope, therefore, in the CCJ is up for public examination and long-term acceptance, contrary to the rulings of our two Appeal Court judges, which have quickly become on unpopular among Guyanese people.As they continue to sand dance, we are witnessing pervasive massive corruption as the Illegal cabal creates new rules for procurement outside of the National Assembly. This is to ensure heads of budget agencies can spend more in breach of the Public Procurement Act. The obvious blatant malpractices in the Cheddi Jagan International Airport project is obvious and glaring in the approval and payments for one million truckloads of sand at double the cost per load. Many others of the cabal’s sand dancing will be exposed in future articles.The same hands that were using the scissors to cut the budget from the speciality hospital proposed under the PPP/C Government are now collecting millions of dollars for medical treatment overseas. Guyanese are calling for the public declaration of the medical bills of the President and the Prime Minister. A peep at the ‘overseas medical bills’ of Cabinet members is indeed devastating and shocking, even as too many children and citizens die at our public medical institutions for lack of drugs and systems to address minor complaints allowed to worsen.As Guyanese await the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) decision on the NCM, they are boiling over with passion for action-free and fair elections.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Armed Robbers Revisit Coca-Cola Factory Community

first_imgIn less than two weeks, suspected armed robbers carrying cutlasses, single barrel guns and automatic rifles reportedly stormed the Coca-Cola Factory in Soul Clinic Community, Paynesville once again pillaging the community.Toos Dehgar, 35, told the Daily Observer over the weekend that the suspects climbed the fence and damaged the back windows of one of the buildings in the compound.“While the rest of us were sound asleep, the armed robbers took advantage of our situation and held other residents at gun point as they broke one of the windows and made away with all the mobile phones,” Mr. Dehgar narrated sadly.He added that one of the occupants of the two houses that were attacked lost most of the valuable items including an unspecified amount of cash. According to Mr. Dehgar and Benjamin Lee of the White Fence Block ‘D,’ the suspected robbers also made away with computers including laptops.In separate accounts, Dehgar and Lee recalled that a few weeks ago a lot of strange people frequented the Soul Clinic Community, creating mistrust in the minds of residents.Mr. Lee, an electrical technician, said when he encountered the suspects during the recent attack, one of them attempted to amputate his left hand with a sharp cutlass that seriously injured his hand.“After half an hour tussle the armed robbers succeeded in damaging the door and started beating on my wife with the back of the cutlasses that fateful morning,” Mr. Lee narrated.When the robbers stormed the doors at the long apartment building, they used special locks to lock up the rest of the rooms, preventing the other occupants from coming to their rescue.He said the incident has since been reported to the Soul Clinic Police depot which has launched an investigation into the incident.“I must let you and the rest of Liberians know that we are living in constant fear as those suspected armed robbers have made it their business to come every night to steal our properties,” victim Lee lamented.He suggested that the police and other security agencies step up their regular patrols during night hours in the various neighbourhoods.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ECOWAS Commission Praises Pres. Sirleaf for Visit to Headquarters

first_imgDr. Babatunde O. Ajisomo, the Special Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission in Liberia, has praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for being the first head of authority of ECOWAS to visit the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.In the regional body’s more than 40-year history, President Sirleaf is the first sitting Head of Authority to pay a visit to the Commission in order to know and see the work being done there, according to Dr. Ajisomo.“We were very glad to receive Her Excellency. Past Heads of Authority have just worked from their countries’ capitals and have just attended meetings but never did they come to visit with the Commission in Abuja,” he said on Wednesday.Madam Dr. Fatimata Dia Sow, ECOWAS Commissioner, Social Affairs and Gender, presented a symbolic check of US$70,000 to the Liberian Government, through the Ministry of Gender, for additional support to Ebola orphans and others in Liberia.Earlier, the ECOWAS Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, recognized the leadership role played by Madam Sirleaf in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease. Dr. Sow, who was joined by Dr. Ajisomo to present the check to Gender and Social Welfare Minister Julia Duncan Cassell, added: “As the challenge abated, we continued to monitor the doggedness of the President to get rid of Ebola and also address the challenges coming from it. As a mother, the passion Mama put into the struggle is well acknowledged not only in the ECOWAS region, but the world at large.”She used to occasion to call for a moment’s silence for the nearly 5,000 persons who lost their lives in Liberia, adding: “We lost people to Ebola. The pain of the loss is still fresh in our minds.”In spite of a two year absence, Dr. Sow stated that the challenge created by Ebola remains one of the nightmares for the ECOWAS Commission; and although they continue to discuss how best to assist the victims, she indicated that they are still discussing with their partners on preparedness to deal with such challenges should they occur again in the region. Gender Minister Duncan Cassell praised ECOWAS for standing with Liberia during the fight against the deadly disease. She assured the organization that the 9,000 Ebola orphans will be reached and informed about the ECOWAS gesture. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GTA honours 8 tourism ambassadors

first_imgEight tourism ambassadors were honoured by the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) for their contribution in enhancing travel experiences and services.At the GTA’s 11th Awards Ceremony held at Pegasus Hotel on Wednesday evening, Director Brian Mullis thanked those who helped the agency in its mission to propel the development of the travel and tourism sector within the country.“We are really excited to celebrate those persons who have gone above and beyond to make the Guyanese travel and tourism sector be not only special in our part of the world but special globally,” he is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Mullis noted it is crucial to avoid the mistakes made by other countries and to promote a sustainable approach to tourism development, including best practices. According to the GTA Director, this includes the establishment of the Living Destination Development Plan which essentially compliments the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) 2018-2025.He explained that this initiative is, “the blueprint for where we should invest, create new attractions among others based on market demand; move away from a supply-driven approach to tourism development to a market-driven development to markedly increase the success of any new travel and tourism ventures.”Mullis added that the agency has also gone through restructuring a process to generate positive outcomes and outputs. At a leadership level, capacity building exercises were undertaken which will lead to further training programmes for 2019 as well as the establishment of a cooperative database of programmes for future collaborations.President of the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) Mitra Ramkumar, reiterated the need to adopt the best sustainable practices at a country level in the development of tourism. He added that this includes a concerted effort on the part of citizens to reconnect with nature, in light of the fact that the large majority of persons reside in the city.Those awarded were: Adrian Sheram from Old Fort Tours and Resort for Tour Guide of the Year; Rewa Eco-Lodge for Most Outstanding Community-led and Owned Tourism Enterprise; Canadian Executive Service Organisation (CESO) for Most Outstanding Contribution to Tourism by an NGO/Volunteer group; Kings Hotel for Service in Tourism Accommodation/Establishment; Backyard Cafe for Service Quality in Tourism; Hits and Jams for Tourism Entrepreneurs; White King Ranch for Tourism Recognition and Surama Eco-Lodge for the People’s Choice Award for Sustainable Tourism.last_img read more

Andy Goldstein’s Sports Bar Best Bits – December 19

first_imgAndy Goldstein rounds up the highlights from another brilliant week of Sports Bar shows alongside Bobby Gould and Jason Cundy.last_img


first_imgA woman who went missing after a dinner date has made contact with her family after turning up in Donegal.Grace Nugent was last seen at her home in the Sessiadonaghy Road in Dungannon at around 7.15pm on Friday when she left for a dinner date in Omagh, Co Tyrone.Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness tweeted on Sunday that she had been in contact with her family. It is understood Grace had visited a friend in Donegal.The 25-year-old was described as 5′ 3″, of slim build with long straight hair dark dyed red or mahogany.MISSING WOMAN WAS VISITING FRIENDS IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 12th, 2013 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:donegalmissingwomanlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal teacher who has become the latest victim of emigration has become a hit – on Aljazeera television.Donnan Harvey has been forced to find a teaching job in Nigeria because he cannot find work in his own country.The Letterkenny man, 34, was filmed this week enjoying an ‘American Wake’ with family and friends in his native town. The station sent a film-crew to Co Donegal for the report which has been broadcast to millions of television viewers across the world since it was set up in 1996.The station was originaly aimed at Arab-speaking nations but is now a global network which has headquarters in Qatar.In the report Donnan is pictured sitting in the stand at O’Donnell Park and watching some friends play for St.Eunans.He tells Aljazeera “Unfortunately there are no teaching jobs here. It is soul-destroying that you want to work in your own country and in your chosen profession ad then you find all the doors are shut,” he said And he adds “I do want to return to Ireland some day. My family are here.”Television reporter Simon McGregor-Wood says Ireland’s unemployment levels are at their worst since the 1980’s and claims 75,000 will leave the country this year.He also interviews Donnan’s father Joe about his son’s plight.“I paid taxes all my life but the Government of today are selling us all down the river,” he said.To see the full interview click here: MAN’S EMIGRATION PLIGHT BECOMES A HIT – ON ALJAZEERA TELEVISION was last modified: February 29th, 2012 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:Aljazeera televisionDonnan HarveyO’Donnell Parklast_img read more


first_imgLIZZY’S EGG-STRA SPECIAL EASTER VISIT – JARLA’S VIEW! was last modified: April 20th, 2014 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:cartoondonegalJarlalast_img