Atlético chooses Carrasco

first_imgIn this way, the Belgian international would return to Atlético, where he left in February 2018 to Dalian Yifang of the Chinese Super League. With the athletic shirt He played 124 games, scored 23 goals and gave 17 assists. The great handicap that Atlético has to incorporate is that it must start before this Friday at 00: 00h. to a template player.The injuries that plague the staff force. Signing a ‘9’ that was not competition for Costa and Morata is not in Cholo’s plans. A ‘9’ bench already has, it’s called Saponjic. Hence the turn in the aspirations of the club rojiblanco, which would be very close to close this operation. The transfer is obligatory once Lemar has not left and the salary limit of the campus is not thinned. Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, rojiblanco CEO, has already given approval for this operation to be carried out and Simeone has the reinforcement this winter that he asks for. The Carrasco path may be open. Carrasco Cavani vanished but that does not mean that Atlético is not going to make an incorporation to its staff in this winter market that has only 24 hours left. Yes there will be a signing but it will not be that of a pure ‘9’. The first option was that of the Uruguayan striker of the PSG and almost the only one: the following names on the list did not convince Simeone or the coaching staff or the sports management. The goal has been changed. The last hours are being frantic in the offices of the Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico would be about to close the transfer of a player who, without being ‘9’ pure, adds up to the entire attack front, which can play as fake ‘9’ and also in the bands. The option that shuffles Atlético with more strength is that of Yannick Carrasco, who would return to the rojiblanco team. Dalian Yifang Midfield playerBelgium In addition to the injuries, since the return of the Saudi Super Cup the results do not accompany the rojiblanco coach, with defeat in the League against Eibar and a draw against Leganés, in addition to the elimination in the first game that the team played in the Copa del Rey, against Cultural Leonesa, a rival of Second B. It is the first time since Cholo reached the red and white bench that, playing the Argentine one full season, is out of the Champions League positions At this point in the season, that has always been the goal set by the club.last_img read more

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON EBOLA AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR SOCIETY- (PART FOUR): A SEARCH…

first_imgThe focus of this fourth article of the series that is focused on the Ebola Virus Disease and its devastating impact on all of the Liberian society and the ongoing war to eradicate it and mitigate its impact is on finding an appropriate messaging to accelerate the defeat of it. What do we mean by an appropriate messaging? What kind of massages do we need to help us get everyone on board in the ongoing fight to kick Ebola out of Liberia and the sub-region? What kind of messages is not helpful? Why is messaging important for the fight to care for Ebola victims and to eradicate the virus? Let us explore in brief below. The third article on the need for an appropriate strategy for phase two of the war against Ebola observed the following points:Most of the partners, if not all, in the fight against Ebola agree that what strategy or strategies we proffer must include taking the involvement of the community as key to bringing the rate of infection to zero. The government and its local and international partners should bring all of their expertise and resources to empower communities to achieve what the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has identified as: (1) safe burial: bury all dead bodies safely, (2) isolation of sick people: keep sick people away from others, (3) speedy and effective communication about cases and contacts, (4) Contact tracing: help find anyone who is suspected of being infected, and (5) quarantine of contacts and supply them with food and water: contacts must stay to one area. This and all the personal and communal preventive measures are what must be done. But how can we get them done?There are lots of helps out there from the international and local partners. But one great need is the coordination of all the interventions: who is doing what, where and when.  Such a directory should be available by now. We must endeavor to respond to any outbreaks anywhere quickly starting with those who are already working there.The free movement of people throughout the length and breadth of the country is a major concern, especially during this Christmas and elections time. At some point the government has to take the hard decision to let everyone stay where he/she is for three weeks. People have to stop moving from place to place and let homes and communities be checked. This approach is not popular and is very expensive but a radical problem requires a radical solution.To undergird any strategy to eradicate Ebola is the right messaging. Messaging is absolutely vital to any attempts to persuade people to do something, especially if it involves asking them to change their mental attitude and behavior. Any kind of propaganda (whether it is a war of any kind, a political platform, a new policy, a marketing strategy, or any human endeavor that asks the voluntary involvement of other people) requires the right kind of messaging if it is to succeed. In fact, communication of which messaging is one kind, is a necessity for all who lead or influence others in one form or the other. Sometime the difference between success and failure depends on the kind of message one employs.The fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia has been helped or hampered by the messages used. For example, earlier on in the fight, out of ignorance and lack of experience in dealing with an emergency of the Ebola kind, people were told not to touch anyone who was sick and that Ebola had no cure and this message was not qualified. That led to some sick persons being abandoned and people suspected of having Ebola not wanting to go for any treatment and thus leading to their deaths! But as our understanding of the virus improved messaging included isolating the sick and caring for them while protecting the caregivers and that an early treatment could lead to a cure for some.Phase two now requires clear, simple messaging around safe burials, isolation of the sick, speedy and effective communication about cases and contacts, contact tracing, and quarantine of suspected people and supplying them with food and other basic needs. The messages have to be unambiguous and consistent. All partners in the fight must synchronize their messages and get them across to all via radio stations (national and local), jingles, dramas, and reaching out to as many as possible on one on one basis. The Press Union of Liberia (PUL), Liberian Media Center (LMC) and other news outlets, both print and electronic, can play a crucial role in the dissemination of the massages. A clear message on Ebola and the war against it can change perception and behavior in the right direction. And the fight against Ebola desperately needs a behavioral change at the community and personal levels if it is to succeed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

17 Motorbikes Purchased for Nimba Officials

first_imgNimba County Infrastructure Development Committee, through its Acting Project Management Team Leader, Eddie Z. Tenwah, has procured 17 brand new Yamaha (AG-100) motorbikes intended for the use of local officials.  The motorbikes, said Mr. Tenwah, will enhance their ability to monitor and evaluate several ongoing projects across the county.The bikes, all red in color, were sold to the county by CICA Motors at a duty-free unit price of US$4,250, totaling US$72, 250 for all 17, according to Mr. TenwahWhile taking delivery of the motorbikes yesterday from the company’s offices in Monrovia, Mr. Tenwah told reporters and onlookers that the motorbikes are being purchased with a portion of the county’s social development fund to be used by the office of the Project Management Committee and local officials, including district commissioners and statutory superintendents.“Unlike officials that motorbikes were previously assigned to, and those in the county’s Electoral District #1 and 2, the rest of the commissioners are each entitled to a motorbike.”He said the decision to purchase the motorbikes was reached during the county council sitting when the county authority approved the US$72,250 for the procurement of the motorbikes.He noted that the acting PMC chair and two administrative districts will not benefit from the motorbikes “because the authorities of the two districts opted for a different project rather than the use of motorcycles.He named district #1 and 2 as those that declared no interest in the motorbike purchase. He asserted that the purchase of the motorbikes will enable the local officials to effectively carry out their duties in their respective areas of assignments.Mr. Tenwah explained that due to the lack of vehicles in the county, commissioners and statutory superintendents have encountered difficulty in monitoring some of the ongoing development projects.He stipulated that fueling and maintenance of the motorcycles will be done by the users themselves.A large portion of the county’s social development funds is provided by the world’s steel giant, ArcelorMittal, which now operates in the county extracting high grade iron ore.Mr. Tenwah has admonished the motorbike users to maintain them with the highest sense of responsibility that will guarantee their durability. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suspect in Linden fatal stabbing nabbed in Berbice

first_imgThe prime suspect in connection with the murder of Linden taxi driver, Claude DeJonge, who was stabbed to death two Thursdays ago, was nabbed by law enforcement officers on Friday in the Ancient County of Berbice.The murder suspect, 34-year-old Corwyne Arthur, also called “Cross Eye” was arrested on Thursday while hiding out in a house at Blairmont, West Coast Berbice. The arrest was made after the Police received a tip that the suspect was hiding out in the village. As Police swooped down on the house, the man reportedly attempted to escape by he was cornered. He is expected to be transported to the mining town of Linden where he is expected to be charged with the capital offence of murder.Claude DeJonge was reportedly killed on May 10, 2018, while in bed with his girlfriend at her Lot 1074 Cinderella City, Amelia’s Ward home, after it came to light that he, along with the suspect were involved in an apparent triangular love affair with the woman.DeJonge was found at about 00:10h lying motionless in a pool of blood next to the front door. He was clad in trousers and his body bore several stab wounds to the neck, shoulder and abdomen.Based on information received, the now dead man had shared a common-law relationship with his girlfriend, Tanya Samuels, 35, for approximately 11 years.However, it is believed that the mother of two and the suspect, Corwyn Arthur shared a secret relationship, and as such, he would periodically sleep over at her house.It was reported that the relationship ended in December 2017, but Arthur would still visit Samuels’s home under the pretext of being a family friend. Two Wednesdays ago, the suspect reportedly visited the woman’s home, where he saw DeJonge.At the time, the suspect was smoking marijuana which annoyed the now dead man, who asked him to leave the premises.An argument erupted between the two men and the suspect left after DeJonge summoned the Police. In retaliation, the suspected later sent threatening messages to DeJonge’s phone, informing him that he would “make his life a living hell”.Instead, he stabbed the man to death during a scuffle after he entered Samuels’ home while the now dead man was asleep.last_img read more

Man walks free after multiple hung juries

first_imgAnthony Morrison who was accused of murdering his reputed wife, Donna Thomas, six years ago, was recently freed after three successive juries could not agree on a formal determination of guilt or innocence.This was confirmed by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) which indicated that the most recent hung jury resulted in the indictment being declared nolle prosequi by the DPP because the accused already had two previous hung jury verdicts in the High Court in April 2014 and December 2015Former accused Anthony Morrisonrespectively.In May, a 12-member jury could not for the third time determine whether or not Morrison was guilty of murdering the woman, whose body was found in a pool of blood at their Cross and D’Urban Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown apartment on May 26, 2012.The accused has always denied killing his partner, but had admitted that they argued prior to her death. After three hours of deliberations last month, nine jurors felt that he was guilty and three others that he was not guilty, but this verdict was unacceptable to the court since at least 10 jurors would need to agree.After the jury forewoman had declined further directions, presiding Judge Sandhill Kissoon informed a shocked Morrison that he would need to await another trial despite it being his third trial. He could have been released sooner had his attorney, Maxwell McKay, informed Justice Kissoon that it was the third trial. Morrison was briefly remanded.Government Pathologist, Dr Nehaul Singh had given the cause of Thomas’ death as asphyxiation due to compression to the neck, compounded by blunt force trauma to the head, saying that she had 16 incised wounds to one hand, while the other hand had six. These were said to be defensive wounds.last_img read more

Sir Alex Ferguson: My approach to discipline cost Manchester United Premier League titles

first_img(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); Sir Alex Ferguson admits his tough approach to discipline could have cost him Premier League titles during his time at Manchester United.Ferguson, who won 13 league crowns at Old Trafford, had a number of high-profile bust-ups with some star names during his 27-year tenure at Old Trafford.David Beckham, Roy Keane, Jaap Stam and Ruud Van Nistelrooy – among others – incurred the Scot’s wrath during his trophy-laden spell at the club.Ferguson says he has no regrets about taking a hardline approach with his players, but concedes, in a seven-part serialisation on Manchester United’s official Facebook page, the policy may have cost him silverware.“People will give a manager plenty of opportunities to crack the whip so it’s best to pick and choose your moments,” the former United manager writes in his new book, Leading. “You don’t have to dish out a punishment very often before everyone gets the message.“I place discipline above all else and it might have cost us several titles.“But if I had to repeat things I’d do it precisely the same because discipline has to come before anything else.” 1center_img Sir Alex Ferguson last_img read more

IVAN PROVES HE’S NOT SHEEPISH WHEN IT COMES TO SHEARING!

first_imgDonegal shearer, Ivan Scott was crowned Irish International Open Champion at the Clik All Ireland Shearing Championships when he defeated a line-up of Irish and international shearers in Millstreet on Sunday last.Champion Irish Shearer Ivan Scott, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal competing in the final of the Clik All Ireland International Open Shearing Championships in MilstreetThe Letterkenny man made it a hat trick of titles after winning the Irish National title on Saturday afternoon and also won the Clik Speed Shear on Saturday night.In this novelty competition he proved to be the fastest against the clock when he shore a sheep in 24.02 seconds to defeat top shearers from Ireland and abroad. In the International Open final Scott was up against the current world champion, Gavin Mutch, Scotland, former Irish Open Champion, Hamish Mitchell, also from Scotland, Rhyes Jones, Wales, and top local shearers, Tom Kennedy, Galway, and Jack Robinson, Derry.Over 3,000 sheep were shorn by 100 shearers during the very busy programme of competitions during the weekend when over 10,000 visitors saw some of the world’s top shearers in action.The Irish Hand Shearing title was won by Seamus Joyce, Galway, and the International Hand Shearing title was won by Elfred Jackson, Wales.Other Irish winners were: Junior: Jonathan Molloy, Galway; Intermediate: Chris Mullen, Derry; Senior: Mark McGeown, Louth, and Brendan Graham, Wexford, who won the International Senior title. The Queen of the Shears title was won by Breda Lynch, Kerry, and George Graham, Wexford, won the Irish Woolhandling competition.IVAN PROVES HE’S NOT SHEEPISH WHEN IT COMES TO SHEARING! was last modified: May 27th, 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:Ivan ScottMill Streetshearinglast_img read more

Revealed! Top 10 most expensive Premier League signings under 23 – Stones next?

first_img 10 10 1. Raheem Sterling signed for £49m aged 20 by Man City from Liverpool in 2015 – Sterling was poached by Liverpool as a 15-year-old from QPR for an initial fee of £600,000, and went on to star in the Reds’ 2013-14 title challenge, lighting up their attack alongside Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. The following season he was a rare bright spark in a poor Liverpool team that struggled in the absence of the sold Suarez and injured Sturridge, and was also emerging as a key member of the England national team, prompting Man City to pay a huge £49m fee for his services. He struggled to impose himself at the Etihad Stadium in his debut season, however, and will need to raise his game significantly to impress new coach Pep Guardiola. If the Spaniard signs John Stones to play at the other end of the pitch for City, Sterling would be eclipsed as the most expensive Premier League signing under 23 years of age. Manchester City look set to seal a £50m deal for Everton’s centre-back John Stones, instantly making the youngster the world’s most expensive defender (along with David Luiz).At just 22 years old, it would also be a huge fee for a player with great potential, although that means not entirely proven.So where would Stones rank in the list of the Premier League’s most expensive signings, aged under 23? And how did those players cope with such a huge fee at a young age.Find out in the slideshow above. 10 6. Eric Bailly signed for £30m aged 22 by Man United from Villarreal in 2016 – An Ivory Coast international, Bailly played for Espanyol and Villarreal in Spain, attracting the admiration of Jose Mourinho. At £30m, much will be expected of him at Old Trafford. Joint 8. Luke Shaw signed for £27m aged 18 by Manchester United from Southampton in 2014 – After playing for England at the 2014 World Cup, United snapped up Saints left-back Shaw for a massive fee, but he has yet to make a real mark at Old Trafford due to a combination of factors including a serious leg break that ruled him out for most of the 2015-16 season. Time is on his side, though, and he has a chance to rebuild his reputation under the management of Jose Mourinho. 10. Erik Lamela signed for £25.8m aged 21 by Tottenham from Roma in 2013. Click the arrow above to see which young players cost even more than Lamela! – The Argentine struggled to get going initially after his big money White Hart Lane arrival, as Spurs adapted to life post-Gareth Bale. Manager Andre Villas-Boas was sacked a few months after Lamela joined, and was replaced by Tim Sherwood, but it was under his compatriot Mauricio Pochettino’s guidance that Lamela began to find his feet in the Premier League. After a sticky start, he could yet end up becoming a real Tottenham favourite and Premier League hit. 10 10 10 7. Romelu Lukaku signed for £28m aged 21 by Everton from Chelsea in 2014 – The Belgian burst on to the scene as a prodigious teenager, starring for Anderlecht before Chelsea signed him for £17m in 2011. He went on loan at Everton, before signing permanently for the Toffees and has so far scored 43 Premier League goals for the club, to cement his status as one of the division’s leading marksmen. Joint 8. Wayne Rooney signed for £27m aged 18 by Manchester United from Everton in 2004 – Rooney was already a proven Premier League talent when he went to Old Trafford at the age of 18, and was fresh from starring for England at Euro 2004. He was an instant hit at United, too, scoring a Champions League hat-trick on his debut. His first two seasons yielded a solitary League Cup, but since then he’s collected five title medals, one Champions League, two more League Cups, a Club World Cup and the FA Cup. He’s also on course to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton as the Red Devils all-time leading goal scorer. He has his critics, but with a list of achievements like that Rooney can afford to ignore them. 3. Andy Carroll signed for £35m aged 22 by Liverpool from Newcastle in 2011 – Flush with the proceeds from the sale of their star striker Fernando Torres to Chelsea in the January transfer window, with notions of ‘Moneyball’ and future resale value in the heads of new club owners FSG, and perhaps keen to show fans they meant business, Liverpool stunned the football world by spending £35m on a striker with just a few months of impressive Premier League form behind him. Manager Kenny Dalglish failed to get the best out of Carroll and, when the Scot was sacked in May 2012, his successor Brendan Rodgers made clear that the big Geordie did not fit into his intended style of play. Carroll ended up leaving for West Ham United, at £20m less than Liverpool paid for him. 10 4. Michy Batshuayi signed for £33m aged 22 by Chelsea from Marseille in 2016 – Another Belgian in this list, striker Batshuayi scored 23 goals for French club Marseille last season and was on target for his national team at Euro 2016. That was enough to persuade Chelsea to spend big on him this summer. 10 10 2. Anthony Martial signed for £36m aged 19 by Man United from Monaco in 2015 – A mega money signing from out of the blue, Martial was relatively unknown in England when the news broke that United had secured his services for £58m. It transpired that the initial fee was £36m, with the potential to rise by a further £22m, and the French youngster made an immediate impact, scoring a brilliant goal on his debut in a win over Liverpool. He helped United reach and win the FA Cup final, netting the semi-final winner against Everton, but faces a fight to establish himself under Jose Mourinho. 10 5. Eden Hazard signed for £32m aged 21 by Chelsea from Lille in 2012 – The Belgian was one of Europe’s most prized young players when Chelsea persuaded him to join them four years ago. He claimed the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2013-14, then followed it up by winning the senior award as he inspired Chelsea to the Premier League title in 2014-15. His form was poor last season, but following a promising Euro 2016 – and with no big money move to Real Madrid or Barcelona on the horizon – the Belgian will be aiming to recapture his best form in the coming campaign. last_img read more

Murder case ends in mistrial

first_imgNORWALK – A solemn, divided jury failed to deliver a verdict Tuesday in a gang-related murder case. “I can’t make decisions for you,” Judge Philip Hickok told the jury after he announced a mistrial. “I can only answer questions for you as far as the law.” The jury of seven women and five men voted 9 to 3 in favor of a guilty verdict against Jaime Lira, 23, of La Mirada who is charged in the shooting of Tam Hoang Mo Le in Norwalk in the summer of 2003. Hickok asked the jurors if they had any questions he could answer that could affect their votes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“I don’t see it changing,” the jury foreman said. “No matter what, there will at least be one \.” With that, Hickok declared a mistrial, the second mistrial in the case, and attorneys on both sides began preparing for a third trial. In the first trial last year, a jury voted 5 to 7 for acquittal. Deputy District Attorney Mike Enomoto said that, in both trials, the jurors may not have believed the witnesses who testified they saw Lira shoot Le. But he said he is confident that Lira was the gunman. “I would never, ever prosecute someone who I don’t believe did it,” he said. Defense attorney Lawrence Young was equally confident, but of an acquittal. “Next time we’ll win it,” he said. Investigators said that at about 6:15 p.m. June 18, 2003, a woman was at home with her 11-year-old son when she heard what sounded like fireworks outside her home near Ramona Park, according to court records. She looked out of her screen door onto Mapledale Street and saw a man standing in the street and firing a gun at another man inside a blue Taurus. The woman said she stared at the gunman’s face and heard seven shots before he got into a car waiting nearby with a driver and sped away. The driver of the Taurus was shot in the shoulder, but the bullet penetrated his heart. His car crashed. He then got out and ran away from the shooter. Before getting far, he collapsed on a sidewalk, where he was later pronounced dead. An alleged gang member told detectives she was at Ramona Park and saw Lira shoot at the Taurus. But at trial, the witness changed her testimony and said she did not see Lira that day, Enomoto said. In a photo lineup, the mother identified Lira as the shooter, Enomoto said. But Lira’s brother and cousin testified that he was with them at a Whittier rim shop at the time Le was shot. However, they could not produce receipts for the rims they said they bought that day for Lira’s cousin’s 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. “We wanted a clear victory,” Young said after Tuesday’s mistrial ruling. “The first trial was in favor of the defense. This one was in favor of the prosecution. It was a reversal only because our alibi witnesses – Lira’s cousin and brother – didn’t prepare. They were so confident that all they had to do was tell the truth that they forgot things they said in the first trial.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

COLEMAN FIT FOR FULL RETURN AGAINST ARSENAL

first_imgEVERTON star Seamus Coleman is fit enough to start against Arsenal at the weekend, his manager has said.Roberto Martinez says the Killybegs man, who was a sub against Leicester last weekend, is available to start this time around. “Seamus was fully fit from a medical point of view on Saturday and that was a real boost,” said Martinez ahead of Saturday’s clash with Arsenal. “He has been working really well, and he was desperate to be part of the squad on Saturday.“I think now it’s fair to say that he’s considered fully fit and ready to join the group and help the team in any game.”The fitness boost is good news form Martin O’Neill ahead of Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Georgia.  COLEMAN FIT FOR FULL RETURN AGAINST ARSENAL was last modified: August 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:arsenaldonegalevertonKillybegsseamus colemanlast_img read more