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Leila: “The goal is to win everything, but we are going to die for the league”

first_imgMartens is a very good player and after the injury she had now she starts to be her. Very happy for his return.-You have two bands that are two daggers with Torrejón and Hansen on one side and you and Martens on the other …-For my Caro she is also a great player, she is very good. They are players who bring us a lot to the team and enjoy it.-After a year blank, do you have that need to raise a degree?-Each year we are maturing more in that aspect. We are aware that we want to continue growing and we have to prove it in the field. We are growing in maturity and wanting to win everything and that is very positive because we grow individually.-The First Iberdrola you have very close already …There is a lot of league, but we have to continue as before and continue with this ambition to want to win everything and make us grow.-Women’s football is having more games every day, do you notice playing twice a week?When you have so many games in a row because you obviously notice it, it’s a workload that you accumulate. For that we train and have the recovery sessions. We are used to playing every three or four days, having a large squad as that also helps. It’s very important.-If you win the Super Cup you will practically not have time to celebrate it, the Queen’s Cup arrives immediately.We are happy that there are so many games, it is something positive for us and that we are doing things well and we are involved in all competitions.-What is the goal of the team this season?The goal is to win everything, but we are going to die for the league. We want to garnar everything possible and we are working on that.-After four years, do you have the thorn of winning the League?-That thorn yes, we want to win everything and we will do our best to get it.-How did you see the atmosphere in El Helmántico?-Thank the people who came, it is not easy during the week, it is a schedule that is not the best, thanks that approached and that follows us from home. It helps us and we are very grateful. We encourage everyone to come and enjoy the game and football. -First title and first final.-First final, the truth that very happy to be in the final.-How do you face it?– With great desire, in the end we train to reach the finals and we are happy to be able to reach the first final of the Super Cup. We are very excited.-After the final of the Copa de la Reina last year where the Real gave the surprises, of course, you go with little confidence …No, none We are aware that the match will be a difficult one. It has a very compact team, they know what they play, they have very fast and high quality players and we know that it will be a very difficult and competitive match.-Although you may find yourself in one of the best moments in history, it seems that there is no one who is winning …-We are in good time. We are well as a team, training is demanding to be in this state where we are.-And a team as competitive as the one you have this season helps …-The good thing we have is that, we have such a competitive staff, you know that anyone can be in the starting eleven and it will bring you. For me it is very important that we have this wide template because we have injured players and thanks to the template we can have many variants and alternatives. Having a wide and competitive staff there are many options for the coach.-And with mental strength, how did you feel when Atlético got ahead on the scoreboard?Yes, there was a lot left. It also happened to us in the league and we also managed to manage it. We know that a match lasts 90 minutes and in the end it is calm. We managed to manage the goal well emotionally and knew how to impose our game and take it to our field.-Another positive reinforcement?-After all the positive results, this helps us to continue believing and trusting ourselves that we are well and we have to continue with this positive dynamic that we carry.– On a personal level, how are you?-I feel very good and happy to help the team. I feel at a good time and you have to enjoy it because football are times and try to keep that dynamic.– Did I miss Martens ahead?last_img read more

McCatty: Refs to blame for basketball foul up

first_imgVeteran basketball official, Howard McCatty, has agreed with the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association’s (ISSA) competition’s director, George Forbes, that the referees are to blame for the incident which forced game one of the ISSA Southern Conference under-19 basketball final to be ruled null and void and ordered replayed.McCatty, a former basketball president and currently a referees’ trainer and technical commissioner, said the match officials erred by not ensuring that the teams were checked, even though others are sometimes assigned to fulfil this task.”They (referees) should have checked the identification cards before the game started. But, here in Kingston, we usually have someone checking it, and they (refs) thought it was checked by the table,” he explained.CHECKING ID’S”But I would put the blame on the referees because a technical commissioner should be at the table to check all IDs. In Northern (Conference), I check all IDs before the games starts,” he added.Calabar won game one of the series, only for Camperdown to launch a protest against their opponents for not having their IDs available for the game.However, ISSA investigations revealed that Calabar had no IDs. Camperdown did not have their full complement either and, as a result, a replay was ordered. Forbes blamed the match officials for not upholding the rules.”Our rules are quite simple, and that is you must have an ISSA-issued ID. The referees are the ones causing the problem. How do they know that a player has an ID? If I am the referee and I know you and I say you can play, that does not mean you satisfy the criteria,” Forbes said recently.McCatty admitted that sometimes schools have ID issues when they come to games, and insists that once it can be verified that a player is legitimate, they try to accommodate the schools as best as they can. However, he says next season, there will be no room for such leniency with the regulations.last_img read more

Weary Angels turn back gritty Oragons

first_imgLATEST STORIES The victory came after they overcame the fancied Alyssa Valdez-led Creamline Cool Smashers in a grueling five-setter late Saturday, 27-25, 17-25, 25-23, 19-25, 15-5.“The girls are really tired,” said PetroGazz coach Jerry Yee, who used all but reserve libero Rica Enclona in the match.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“One also has to consider our training, so whoever I send to the court, there’s really the fatigue factor.”With his mainstays showing fatigue in the third set, Yee started Ranya Musa in the fourth and sent Rachel Austero off the bench. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 The duo delivered with Austero scoring all her four points in the frame, including an offspeed hit and an ace that sealed PetroGazz’s victory.“Again, we tell them, the coaching staff, rotate the players, use our timeouts,” said Yee, whose wards get a much-needed break before facing another tough opponent in Ateneo-Motolite on Saturday.“Let’s use our depth, whatever we have.”Earlier, Tacloban foiled the Adamson-Akari attackers at the net to score a 25-21, 25-12, 25-22 rout as the Fighting Warays notched back-to-back wins after an opening-game loss.BanKo-Perlas paces the eight-team field at 2-0 while Ateneo occupies second spot (1-0).ADVERTISEMENT PetroGazz overcame fatigue and Iriga-Navy, 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 28-26, late Sunday to bolster its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Playing their fifth straight game in a nine-day stretch, the Angels seemed to have lost steam in a third-set setback but bounced back in an extended fourth-set duel to turn back the Lady Oragons and improveto 3-2.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Superal seeks strong Taiwan LPGT finish View commentslast_img read more

ACBF to Increase Support for Liberia

first_imgMinister Brunson with other participants at the meeting.The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has reaffirmed its support to the rebuilding process of Liberia under the current leadership of President George Manneh Weah.Making the promise during a side meeting with Liberian delegation at the 27th Annual meetings of the Board of Governors of the ACBF held in the Cameroon capital of Yaoundé, the ACBF’s Executive Secretary, Professor Emmanuel Nnadozie expressed his gratitude to the people of Liberia for the orderly and peaceful 2017 elections, which ushered in the democratic regime of President George Manneh Weah.Professor Nnadozie also extended his congratulations to President Weah and promised to support the Liberian leader and government through policy advisory services in addition to the Foundation’s on-going institutional capacity support and strengthening of the Liberia Macroeconomic Policy Analysis Center (LIMPAC).In response, Tanneh G. Brunson, Deputy Minister for Budget and Developmental Planning, on behalf of Minister Tweah thanked Professor Nnadozie and the ACBF for its continual support to Liberia.Minister Brunson recounted the ACBF support in 2008 toward the establishment of the LIMPAC and its recent and on-going support to LIMPAC for the establishment of Econometric Forecasting and Training Lab within the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, and support towards the completion of three research studies; IMPACT of UNMIL Drawdown on the Liberian Economy, Assessing TAX ADMINISTRATION challenges on Domestic Revenue mobilization, and Analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of adopting Liberia’s new GDP series.Minister Brunson also congratulated the ACBF on becoming a specialized unit of the African Union and welcomes advisory services and support of ACBF for Liberia, especially during this critical period of drafting, costing, and finalizing of Liberia’s next medium term development strategy; the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development.Madam Brunson further lamented that as a specialized unit of the AU, Liberia looks forward to the ACBF’s expertise and support for domesticating the Africa Agenda 2063 and the 2030 sustainable goals of the United Nations to Liberia’s new medium term development agenda.LIMPAC Executive Director Mr. Del-Francis Wreh who accompanied Minister Brunson at the 27th Annual meeting also thanked the ACBF for its support to the revitalization of LIMPAC. The LIMPAC Executive Director assured the ACBF boss of LIMPAC’s preparedness to implement projects and programs of the ACBF that promote the socioeconomic improvement of Liberia.In a related development, the ACBF has concluded its 27th Annual Board of Governors meetings on July 20, 2018 under the theme “Youth Employment in Africa: Focus on Developing the Critical Skills.”During the three Panel discussions, panelists shared experiences and challenges across the African continent about the growing youth unemployment and the risks it poses social cohesion and political stability on the continent. During the deliberations, participants highlighted the need for greater resources in addition to political and financial support.In this regard and now more than ever, Africa needs ACBF to not only continue playing its current capacity building coordination role, but to intensify efforts being made to effectively address development bottlenecks and better support skills development interventions. This accordingly requires increased and continual financial support to the ACBF by development partners and member states.  Member states including Liberia were also called upon to start paying their respective pledges towards the ACBF’s 2017 – 2023 strategic plans.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Granger responsible for greatest destruction of rural wealth

first_imgDownsizing sugar…Long-term socioeconomic impact inadequately quantified – AnalystBy Samuel SukhnandanAs Government’s decision to downsize the local sugar industry starts to take effect, many people within the sugar belt seem to have grown despondent, and all fingers are pointing blame at President David Granger and his Cabinet for creating one of the most devastating economic problems in recent times in Guyana, particularly in rural communities.Adding his voice to the mass criticisms that Government continues to receive is former Alliance for Change (AFC) executive and Guyana-born financial analyst Sasenarine Singh, who opined that the President has supervised one of the “greatest destructions of rural wealth in the history of Guyana.”“The consequence will be national. All Guyanese will suffer. The fallout from this is now beginning to happen yet. But when it begins, we will all see a heavy dose of hopelessness in rural Demerara and Berbice. And we will also see destitution in blocks in big parts of rural Guyana,” Singh explained.The outspoken financial analyst also feels that some point will be reached where “rural destitution” will be so pervasive that people will commit all kinds of social ills.Singh said he is afraid that Guyanese — particularly those directly affected by the downsizing and ultimate closure of the industry — may turn to not only suicide, but simple larceny, organised crime, and other social issues, which will escalate.He said, “The cost of this is a total deconstruction of the rural family. And with a deconstructed family, the children will suffer too, because they will not be able to move to the next level. It is a danger point that only Team Granger seems insensitive to.”Singh also made reference to new immigration plans being touted by the Donald Trump Administration, which is seeking to have the sponsorship of siblings removed from United States laws. He said this is another outlet that could be potentially shut by the US, and this will create a greater level of hopelessness for Guyanese, as fewer people will have alternative choices.While declaring that the destruction of the sugar industry started with the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration when Dr. Rajendra (Raj) Singh served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), the former AFC executive said the President, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Minister Khemraj Ramjattan did not deliver on the promise they made to people at Whim, Berbice during the 2015 election campaign.Singh recalled that the coalition had promised Guyanese that they would run the industry more efficiently than the previous Government. “They did not keep that promise. They lied to the people. It’s a patent dishonesty. What should have been done from 2015 to now was not done, as they tinkered around the real solutions,” he charged.While he commended the Government for launching a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) which, according to him, was extremely necessary to understand what was happening in the industry, the financial analyst said it is unfortunate that the CoI was incomplete; because one of the most fundamental things that were missing from that CoI was a list of proposed actions and the cost to deliver on that plan of action.”“It’s not there. That CoI report just basically gave you a list of problems. But you don’t fix anything by regurgitating problems. How you fix things is identifying the problems and then you give a list of recommended actions with a cost structure attached, and then you go find the resources to invent a solution,” he further stated.Singh said if Government could have funded the $9 billion loss and use monetary policy via the Bank of Guyana to curtail or curb inflation, the matter could have been properly addressed. “It’s a misconception of the Finance Minister (Winston Jordan). It’s either he doesn’t understand the theory or he doesn’t understand how an economy works, or wants to mislead the people.”If Government can find $9 billion to fund the operation of the Ministry of the Presidency, which has a smaller workforce compared to an entire industry; and $11B to fund the Guyana Defence Force, which has a staff of 1,900; then they should find that $9 billion for an industry that supports 17,000 families, he contended.“Their (Government) priority is totally out of order, and it’s a charade,” he opined.FailedOne of the major blunders of the Government in handling the proposed downsizing of the industry was its failure to communicate with the people in the sugar belt, Singh stated. “It’s 5,800 people now let go in total, and that is not a small amount of the working population. And it will have long-term socioeconomic adverse impacts that have not been quantified by the Government,” he argued.According to the former AFC executive, it would have made more economic and social sense to ask the CoI to move to another level and list out possible solutions with a cost structure around each idea, and then back that with an action plan with hard timelines.“This is how serious people in the real world fix big problems. But all I have seen from this Granger regime is bogus actions that mask heavy doses of deception and subterfuge with a fake commitment to fixing the sugar industry,” he declared.Singh, who has written extensively about the economics of sugar in Guyana, said that while raw sugar is dead, sugar-related products like ethanol, refined sugar, packaged sugar, and agro-energy are all profitable. The profitability of those elements range between 15 and 75 percent, he stated.“But the Granger Government seems focused on the production of raw sugar. What have they done from 2015 to now to carry the sugar industry up the value chain? Nothing! They consolidated the production of raw sugar, which consolidated the death of the industry,” Singh charged.Another recommendation Singh made was to identify within the value chain those non-value- added activities and cut them out. He noted there were cases in which senior managers of GuySuCo were allegedly stealing fertilizers and fuel. “Find them, hunt them down and chop them out of the business. That is how you do it. But (Clive) Thomas was wasting valuable time all along. You have to cut those things out first, and make some examples; and once you’re able to do that, you will be able to reduce the losses of the industry. Then you have to do a detailed cash flow analysis estate by estate, and then use these hard data to increment rightsizing of the industry. Not engage on this Alice in Wonderland journey that Minister (Noel) Holder seems to be on when it comes to the sugar industry.“Once you make that decision. You also have the back plan to support how and when you will pay things like severance pay. You would put in place a concrete retraining plan for the displaced workers; you would relocate workers, if needed; you would facilitate access to financing if they want to move to another form of employment; you would break down the market barriers for their new products in targeted markets like Trinidad and the Eastern Caribbean,” he added.While outrightly criticizing Agriculture Minister Holder for his handling of this issue, Singh described the Minister as a patent failure. “He is just focusing on the losses in the raw sugar production process, and has totally failed to recognize the powerful opportunities in the value-added sector of the sugar production business. He is a yesterday’s man. What you have now on your hands is 5,800 families and their associate dependents like the shopkeepers who are now fiscally exposed.”last_img read more

Collision prompts questions about parking

first_img[asset|aid=2972|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5a2ecd7018c0e69a147760e594b757ea-Hunter Clip 1_1_Pub.mp3] Hunter says the city and the RCMP provide bike safety programs at schools through the bike rodeo which teaches children about rules of the road and safety.Another possibility to help limit these types of accidents would be to have awareness campaigns for drivers, she says. A collision between a vehicle and a young cyclist is raising concerns about parking on residential streets in Fort St. John.On Wednesday, the child was riding his bike on a sidewalk when a vehicle turned in front of him.Police say charges won’t be laid because the driver’s view was obstructed due to the cars parked on the road.- Advertisement -Dianne Hunter says although parking is allowed on residential streets, people can only park their vehicles up to a maximum of 24 hours in the same spot.Hunter says there are certain streets where parking is restricted to one side of the road, however, this is generally due to the width of the road, and added that she doesn’t believe residents would like not being able to park on the street.To avoid collisions, she says drivers should be cautious on residential streets, drive slowly, and watch for children on the roads. She also encourages parents to speak with their children about bike safety.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Below, two cars were damaged by bricks that had fallen from the building they were parked next to during the 1987 Whittier Narrows Earthquake. Above left, residents at the Bright Hotel and other area hotels in the Uptown area were evacuated due to extensive damage to the buildings’ structures. Above center, heavy machinery work to clean up the rubble from a damaged building at the southwest corner of Bright Avenue at Philadelphia Street in Uptown Whittier. Above right, facades of Uptown businesses on Greenleaf Avenue collapsed, leaving interior walls exposed after the temblor. last_img read more

Arsenal v Chelsea – Ex-striker warns Gunners stars: ‘Don’t get involved with Diego Costa!’

first_imgFormer Arsenal striker Alan Smith has told Gunners stars ‘not to get involved’ with Chelsea bad boy striker Diego Costa as the Premier League giants prepare for their Super Sunday clash.The previous meeting between the clubs hit the headlines after the Spanish striker tussled with a number of Arsenal players, with defender Gabriel Paulista sent off for his part in the scrap.The struggling top flight champions recorded a rare victory in that game, while they have lost just twice in 11 visits to the Emirates Stadium.But with 19 points currently separating the rivals in the top flight table, league leaders Arsenal have a chance to end their hoodoo with a victory at the weekend, and Smith has urged Arsene Wenger’s players to keep their heads when they face the troublesome Costa.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, plunderer-turned-pundit Smith said: “Costa was key at Stamford Bridge, when Gabriel got sucked into that spat.“He was a bit naïve to get sent off in that game, but I’m sure Arsene Wenger will talk with his defenders about Costa and just say, ‘don’t get involved, just concentrate on your game’.“Diego Costa absolutely loves winding players up. He thrives of it and he does a bit too much now, I think it detracts from his game.“But the Arsenal boys do not want to be getting involved in that on Sunday.”last_img read more


first_imgENTERTAINMENT: A superb line-up of entertainment for the Donegal Town Summer Festival has been announced.The festival has been an incredible success since its inception and organisers have again produced another superb line-up which promises to attract a huge crowd of revellers to Donegal Town. NATHAN CARTER is one of the many big names on the line-up, but the festival caters for all ages and has produced a diverse range of music.It’s a family orientated festival and there is plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy over the course of the FOUR-DAY music festival.The festival kicks-off on the 2nd of July.   SENSATIONAL LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR DONEGAL TOWN SUMMER FESTIVAL was last modified: June 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Donegal Summer FestivalEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more


first_imgGo Mulroy College!Transition year students from Mulroy College will be participating in the final of the Ecounesco Young Environmentalist Award in the Mansion House in Dublin on the 20th May. As part of the competition the students worked with the Rathmullan Coastal Group planting Marram grass along the Kinnegar beach in Rathmullan. The project began with a request from Fiona Kelly of Rathmullan Coastal Care group to get involved in coastal issues.A day was spent in September planting the marram grass supported by Olivia Crossan from An Taisce, Suzanne Bogan from Donegal County Council, Fiona Kelly and Patricia Mc Ateer from Rathmullan Coastal Care.The class were given information on biodiversity and the importance of marram grass planting on the wider scale.As part of the judging process, an online voting system is currently working until the 14th May. The teacher involved, Aisling Mc Ateer has asked that as many members of the public could log on to- www.ecounesco.ie, selecting Programmes – Young Environmentalist Award, Select – Biodiversity is the category, scroll down to find Mulroy College. There is only one vote per IP address. MULROY COLLEGE REACH FINALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS was last modified: May 2nd, 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:donegalenvironmental awardsMilfordMulroy Collegelast_img read more