Salisu justifies the fight between Real Madrid, Atlético, City …

first_imgIn this campaign, with the Promises number, it was planned that Salisu trained with the first team and played with the B, but the loss of Javi Sánchez and the Barba sanction made the Ghanaian start in the first League match against the Betis, but He did so well that he became the undisputed headline until today. UndisputedThis season he has played all the matches, practically 90 minutes in every game except at the Camp Nou, where he started on the bench and entered 32 minutes after Nacho’s injury. In those 23 games, being central, he has only seen two yellow cards, in a team like the blanquivioleta, which with the second lowest budget in the category, is the sixth least thrashed, based on the baggy classification of the pucelanos.The Ghanaian, in addition to scoring a goal, against Eibar, stands out for the safety in the exit with the ball since 80% of his passes are good. Not only that, he has made 101 recoveries, he has won 108 duels and made 119 clearance, being one of the most outstanding players in the majority of the matches of the blanquivioletas.Real Madrid is the last to be interested in the player, Although as the SER has told in Valladolid on Wednesday, he dismissed his signing twice for not seeing potential. It was before, of course, his debut at Villamarín. After, Clubs such as Atlético de Madrid, Manchester United, Newcastle or Valencia have joined in their wish for the Ghanaian to become part of their squads. And while Real Valladolid, which does not give up renewing it, although every day sees it more complicated, it only expects to see if any of these clubs are serious to negotiate or, directly, pay the termination clause of 12 million. If there is a definition of what it is to go from 0 to 100 that is the path of Mohammed Salisu (04-17-1999, Ghana) in two and a half years. Its conditions and performance are justifying a super fight between major European clubs, focused on Spain with Real Madrid and AtléticoIn fact, the 1.87m defender has become the player with the highest market value of the team trained by Sergio González: It has gone from being valued by Transfermrkt at 250,000 euros in June to 10 million now.In September 2017 he arrived at the Valladolid youth team and in three months he ascended to the Second B Promises in January, where he showed in 13 games what he could give. In the 2018-19 campaign, he played twice in the second blanquivioleta team, 26 games, demonstrating outstanding power and quality. He also debuted with the first team, but only in Copa del Rey.last_img read more

Rockets beat Nuggets for 12th straight win

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES His step-back jumper with 46 seconds left clinched it for Houston.   /kgaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Greek match postponed after coach injured by toilet roll GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) goes up to shoot against Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee (24) and Malik Beasley (25) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, February 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)DENVER — James Harden had 41 points and eight rebounds, Chris Paul scored 23 points; and the Houston Rockets beat the Denver Nuggets 119-114 on Sunday night for their 12th straight victory.Harden had 27 in the first half and seven in the fourth quarter, when the Rockets held off a late Denver rally. Harden has scored 40 or more points nine times this season. He finished with seven assists.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Denver, which had its four-game winning streak snapped. Will Barton added 25 points.The Rockets are 21-4 since December 29 and own the best record (46-13) in the NBA. They are outscoring teams by an average of 12.5 points during the 12-game winning streak. The five-point win Sunday was their closest game during the streak.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 folkHarden scored 14 points in the last 2:47 of the first quarter and assisted on Houston’s other two baskets to end the period when the Rockets extended the lead from five to 13.Houston led by as many as 18 but Denver rallied in the fourth. Jokic’s tip with 2:12 left made it 110-106 and after Joe Johnson missed from the corner, Gary Harris had a chance to cut it to a point with a 3-pointer. But the Nuggets’ leading scorer, who finished with six points on 2-of-12 shooting, misfired and Harden hit two more free throws to make it 112-106 with 1:17 left. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

PPP opposing return of parking meters

first_imgAlthough plans are in train to have the parking metre system reintroduced in the City of Georgetown, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has maintained its nonsupport for this initiative.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo still believes that the metering system is not the best arrangement to assist with the reduction or organisation of traffic within the country’s capital city.Addressing a media conference on Wednesday, Jagdeo said the PPP will continueA parking metre in downtown Georgetownto oppose the initiative for several reasons, chief of them, the fact that the initial contract was flawed.The PPP General Secretary was speaking against the backdrop of recent discussions at the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) surrounding the amended By-laws for the metered parking reintroduction.The M&CC has renegotiated the contract it has with the metering provider, Smart City Solutions (SCS).Jagdeo is concerned about the persistence and continuous interest to have this project re-implemented even when the company is faced with several known controversies.“I think the city can make more money by doing simple things even if it wants to introduce paid parking, without going through this contract again but the reason why they’re sticking with this contract is not just what will flow to the city because it will be minimal sums. It is what will flow to individuals,” he stated.Jagdeo reminded that he had pitched a proposal where the City Hall could gain more income and treated the parking of vehicles in a much different way as they did before.“The City Council all they need is maybe 1000 gallons of paint and go around and mark every area in the city and once per month, sell a sticker for $1000 or $2000 and people pay you and they park anywhere in the city once they have the sticker on the vehicle itself,” he explained.That plan, he claimed, is more affordable and takes away the huge administrative cost that the M&CC would have to incur were they to go ahead with reintroducing the parking meters.During a meeting on Monday, former People’s National Congress (PNC) General Secretary Oscar Clarke stated that installing parking meters is the legal right of the M&CC, and he went as far as saying that they will be implemented.Councillors were given the extension of time and would meet on April 4 at 14:00h to complete discussion and vote on the amendments.Following re-negotiation, SCS and the M&CC reached a new agreement under the controversial parking meter project, which will now see persons paying $150 per hour and $800 for eight hours of parking in the city.Meanwhile, residents of the city would be issued with a restricted residential pass for free parking from 19:00h-07:00h (7pm-7am) Monday to Friday, while parking will be free on Saturdays.Under the modified contract, both parties have agreed to have an oversight committee set up to monitor, review, and manage the operation of the project.The committee is expected to have three representatives from City Hall, three from Smart City Solutions, and one third party with the Terms of Reference for the committee expected to be agreed upon at a later date.The Committee’s report noted that during the renegotiations, the subject of share profit and contractual obligations were discussed and it was agreed to have it remain the same being the 20/80 M&CC-SCS for a period of 20 years. It was also disclosed that in the event of arbitration, the proceedings would be held in Miami, despite the jurisdiction being Guyana.last_img read more

We need “forward looking” members – Harmon

first_imgGuySuCo Board– says consultations ongoingState Minister Joseph Harmon has said that while Cabinet would want to see the Board of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) installed, it wants to have “forward looking” members to head the entity.At the post Cabinet press briefing on Friday last, Harmon disclosed that discussions are still ongoing on the appointment of a new GuySuCo Board.“Cabinet would certainly like to see that Board in place. In fact, it is important for good corporate governance that there is a board in place, but we also have to ensure that we have a Board that is forward looking, or not just some persons who many have had some experience in sugar; it requires more now,” the Minister posited.He said, “In the current environment, you need a mix of persons who have the expertise in that area, but also people who can actually look forward to see whereState Minister Joseph Harmonwe are going to take this industry; a three- estate industry that has a specific target for sugar production, and how best we can achieve that. How best do we adjust to the changing situation in the industry? How do we focus on the other value-added [products] other than just sugar? How do we focus on molasses? How do we focus on other issues that the world market is actually demanding?” he asked.The State Minister further reiterated about other opportunities in sugar cane production. He pointed out that there is need for the local sugar industry to be more cognisant and proactive to take advantage of overseas markets. For instance, he noted that with the region having experienced all of those hurricanes and natural disasters, Guyana is in a unique place to be able to provide and produce these items that were need.Nevertheless, he posited that among the 70 plus Expressions of Interests (EoIs) that have been submitted to Government for GuySuCo’s assets that have been identified for divestment, there were proposals to diversify into much more value-added products.Last year, Government announced plans to minimise the local sugar industry and divest the corporation’s assets. To this end, a Special Purposes Unit (SPU) which falls under the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) was set up to oversee the divestment plans by way of either selling off or restarting factories with minimal staff to attract investors, both domestic and foreign.The SPU is currently managing the now closed Skeldon, East Demerara (Enmore), Rose Hall and Wales estates. However, there have been reports of an apparent tug-a-war within the Coalition of recent over the sugar industry, parts of which are now under the control of the SPU for the divestment process. In fact, reports had surfaced about disagreements allegedly between ministers from the two coalition parties regarding the chairmanship and members of the GUYSUCO Board.Back in March, NICIL’s SPU had published the new board, naming Colvin Heath-London Chairman, while the other members were Fitz McLean, Komal Singh, Verna Adrian, Vishnu Panday, Annette Arjoon, Arianne Mc Lean, Roshan Khan (Jr) and George Jervis. Two other names were to be added to the 11-member body.The ad had detailed that the new Board was approved by Cabinet on February 26, 2018.However, Minister Harmon had said the same day that there were some issues regarding the timing of the publication, and Cabinet was reviewing the matter. Since then, “consultations and considerations” of the new GuySuCo Board have being “ongoing”.In the meantime, Heath-London has confirmed that, over the next few months, special emphasis would be placed on transforming GuySuCo’s economic misfortune into a situation wherein a fully self-sufficient, viable and competitive enterprise operates. In order to do this, the NICIL sub-body has secured $30 billion, being sought in the form of a syndicated bond, to support GuySuCo and its remaining estates, that is, Uitvlugt, Blairmont and Albion.Meanwhile, concerns have been raised about Government’s vision for the industry and the genuineness of its actions thus far, since that very $30 billion could have gone into restructuring the industry while keeping all of the estates open and GuySuCo’s workforce employed and engaged.In fact, the Private Placement Memorandum for GuySuCo’s $30 billion bond has received much criticism from Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo. He recently said he was shocked by the contents of the agreement, which now leave more questions than answers.last_img read more

Mae’s Schools heightens security following bomb threats

first_imgMae’s Schools on Tuesday announced that it has heightened security at the institution following bomb threats which led to the cancellation of classes on Monday.The school will be reopened today. However, as part of new security measures, parents, teachers, students and visitors will all be screened before entry at the institution.Additionally, the educational facility is now implementing an increased presence of armed security guards in its compound.The school’s administration in a letter to parents informed that security measures undertaken are for the safety of all students and teachers at the institution.“In preparation for the resumption of normal school activities on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, parents and students should expect increased security measures. This will take the form of an armed security presence and security screenings of all students, staff, and visitors entering the school compound,” the administration stated in a letter to parents.Mae’s Schools on Monday was forced to suspend classes until today after threats of a bombing were made to the institution over the weekend via social media.Although the Guyana Police Force stated that there was no real threat, the school said that it was taking no chances.When Guyana Times visited the school on Monday, parents were seen briskly entering the compound to collect their children. Police personnel were also present and had a sniffer dog to conduct a search of the school’s premises to ensure that no harmful devices were planted.last_img read more

Father, daughter laid to rest

first_imgWakapao suspected poisoning…son remains in ICUAs members of the Thomas family of Wakapao in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones who died as a result of a mysterious illness last week after consuming cassava bread, they are thankful that three other family members were discharged and recovering at home. However, Gavin Thomas, the brother and son of the two deceased, remains hospitalised at the Georgetown Public Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).Selena Thomas and her father, Edward Richards, were laid to rest on Tuesday at Wakapao during an emotional funeral service where scores of persons from their village gathered to get a glimpse of their remains.Edward RichardsA relative told Guyana Times on Wednesday that they are trying to come to grips with what transpired and are praying for a speedy recovery of the only member that is still hospitalised. “We are still trying to deal with the whole situation. Everything happened so fast. Just like that we lost two of our family together it’s really rough. They were both healthy and jovial. We are happy the other three were discharged and we are praying for a successful recovery for Gavin too. It’s been a while already. He is still receiving treatment in ICU and he is the only member of the family that couldn’t be at the funeral yesterday (Tuesday),” she said.She stated that the family has made no alternative arrangements regarding what will be done with their farm; as they insisted that no pesticides were used. “They haven’t decided yet what they will do about their crops and so on, but they maintained that they never used any pesticides or chemicals or anything like that,” she said.Selena ThomasThe relative added that Police had visited the community and questioned several residents; however, no further information was obtained.The entire family became ill after consuming cassava bread on June 10. It was also reported that two dogs were also fed the cassava bread and subsequently died.However, Post Mortem Examinations conducted on both Richards and Thomas were inconclusive. Samples were sent overseas for further testing.Family, friends and villagers pay their last respects to the father and daughterMeanwhile Indigenous leaders have come out to voice their concerns over this issue. They called for a full investigation into the matter and refuted the claims of cyanide poisoning reported to relatives by medical officials.last_img read more

‘Let’s pray for this Man United starting XI against Everton!’ Red Devils supporters discuss importance of ‘new Scholes’

first_img Manchester United players in training Not only did Manchester United blow their chance to go top of the Premier League again last weekend, they were dealt a thrashing by Arsenal, who leapfrogged the Red Devils into second.The international break means United don’t have another match until 17 October, when they travel to Everton.It’s another potentially tricky away day for the Red Devils, leading some fans to demand that manager Louis van Gaal rectifies his tactical and selection mistakes from the Emirates debacle.And that seems to mean one thing in particular: start Morgan Schneiderlin.Read some of the comments from United fans below, then share your thoughts by leaving a comment of your own at the bottom of the page. 1last_img

Act against all genocide, Jews urge

first_img“I remember it was small, dark, wet,” Ashkenazy said. “The cellar was cut in the clay. We were fortunate that the ground was made out of clay and therefore, on the one hand, it was good because it was very compact; on the other hand, it was constantly wet.” Assemblyman Paul Koretz, D-West Hollywood, addressed the crowd, saying that he had heard little about the Holocaust from his father, who escaped the Nazis by coming to America. But Koretz said that he grew up believing that humanity must be taught never to forget what happened in the Holocaust. He urged the crowd to pressure elected representatives to take action to stop the killing in Darfur. “If we really mean `never again’ and not just `never again to us,’ we must act forcefully, and we must act now,” Koretz said. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at Sunday’s event, as did the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles. Consul generals of Canada, Poland and Germany also attended. Ashkenazy said Poles today welcome Jews, and he travels to Poland regularly to help its small Jewish community. The service ended with kaddish, the Jewish mourners’ prayer. Kaddish is traditionally recited standing by a Jew who has lost a family member, but on Sunday the whole audience stood while those who knew the words said kaddish. (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Remembrance and action were the twin themes Sunday at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony attended by dozens of survivors of the World War II genocide. Speakers at Pan Pacific Park honored the survivors and the memory of the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust. They also spoke of ongoing killings in the Darfur region of Sudan as genocide that must be stopped. “We’re not here simply to remember; we’re here as a call to action,” said former U.S. Middle East peace envoy Dennis Ross, the keynote speaker. “We’re here to make sure that we do justice to the memories of the victims of what has been the greatest, most monstrous crime in the history of man against humanity. And the way we do justice to the memory of those victims is in fact to ensure that we act.” The dozens of Holocaust survivors were among about 2,000 people under a giant blue-and-white tent at the park in La Brea. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventIsraeli flags lined a walkway. Security was tight, with several police officers and firefighters positioned on a small hill overlooking the ceremony site. Security guards checked purses. Holocaust survivor Severyn Ashkenazy, 70, who escaped the genocide along with his immediate family, sat in the front row dressed in black. The Polish town where Ashkenazy grew up had 18,500 Jews, but his family was the only one that survived intact. It did not take long after the German soldiers arrived in the town for Ashkenazy’s parents to realize how dire the situation was. “At first (the soldiers) organized what was called an `action,’ … and the action consisted of rounding up Jews and basically sending them to death not far from the city,” he said. His family hid in a cellar and had to pay the owner of the house not to turn them in. last_img

Mixed breeds take spotlight in Sunday’s Humboldt County Fair horse racing

first_imgFerndale >> Bar JF Red Ticket bids for a third straight win in the $4,000 Cream City Mule Handicap, and Ayers looks for back-to-back victories in the $7,000 Ferndale Arabian Stakes as the mixed breeds enjoy the limelight this afternoon at the Humboldt County Fair.The Cream City and Ferndale Arabian Stakes will be run as the first and second races, respectively, on today’s seven-race program. Post time for the opener is scheduled for 2:07 p.m.Considered one of the all-time mule greats, Bar JF …last_img

Raiders place Feliciano on IR, sign two guards

first_imgALAMEDA — With both guard spots up in the air heading in to their Week 15 road game in Cincinnati, the Raiders added Cameron Hunt and Denver Kirkland Tuesday to the 53-man roster.Jon Feliciano, who started at left guard in a 24-21 win over Pittsburgh, was placed on injured reserve with a calf injury and will miss the last three games of the season. The Raiders also waived C.J. Anderson, the former Denver running back who was added to the roster last week and was not active against …last_img