On Tuesday, draw of sixteenths with the four of the Supercup

first_imgIn the absence of football deciding who the classifieds are, you cannot clearly establish the bombs that will be at the headquarters of the Royal Spanish Football Federation The next Tuesday. What is known is that will be a draw with conditions and that the best will be measured again with the little ones. In the established bases, it is not clear if those of First Division face those of Second by hierarchical rank or, if on the contrary, clubs of the same category could be crossed without the balls deciding the confrontations by chance. This is presented by the RFEF in an official statement: “In the round of 16, the 28 winning clubs of the previous qualifier will play, plus the 4 of First that will then have already played the Super Cup. In that draw the four First clubs will be matched first with another 4 of Second “B”, Third or Territorial and for the rest, as far as possible, to the remaining clubs of Second “B”, Third or Territorial, with those of First and Second“. The new format of the Copa del Rey is already advancing to what was once the first round. Next Tuesday, from the Luis Aragonés hall of the Soccer City of Las Rozas, the sixteenth round of the competition will be raffled. Again, It will be a single game and will be played at the home of the humblest club or, in case of coincidence, in the field of the one who has left first in the balls. This time there will be news: the four teams of the Spanish Super Cup. The round will be played from next January 22.As the Federation picked up in the competition rules, the four newly incorporated, in addition to enjoying immunity in the first two phases, will also have the privilege of facing the four teams of lower category of the hype. As long as there are, of course, since there is the possibility that the 28 classified of next weekend play in LaLiga Santander or LaLiga SmartBank. In this way, if surprises occur in any of the 28 second round matches, the winners will face each other with Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia and Atlético de Madrid.last_img read more

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Appeal Court erred in “What is a majority”

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Appeal Court decision: 3 appeal Judges; Decision 2: that NCM not validly passed; and 1 that the No-confidence Motion (NCM) validly passed.Now is the 2 Judges a majority; should a majority decision have been required: the Appeal Court to apply the same reasoning and logic to their decision as they applied to the NCM.The 2 v 1 = 3 divided by 2 = 1.5. As you cannot have a 1/2 a Judge, then round up to 2 and add 1 = 3. So the Appeal Court ruling should have required 3 votes to pass and not 2.As Justice Persaud voted against, and his vote is require to give a majority; why was this treated as a vote deeming the NCM not validly passed? The Appeal Court has erred in not applying the same logic and Maths to their decision as they applied to the NCM.Best regards,Peter Douglaslast_img read more

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Storm Causes ‘Serious’ Disaster in Voinjama

first_imgA very violent and disastrous storm has left many structures in Voinjama, Lofa County destroyed and de-roofed.The Tuesday, May 13, storm de-roofed the Telewoyan Hospital, damaging a huge consignment of drugs.The violent storm also destroyed the roofs of Child Welfare Committee Public School and another private school.Several homes and business houses were touched by the storm.The incidence occurred at about 3 p.m., on Tuesday.Many people were seen in a panic, shaken by the heavy storm.A drug store owner, Alice Kollie, whose store was destroyed, said the situation was appalling for her family because it is the business that her family depends on for their livelihood.“I do not know exactly what to do now because I just invested a huge sum of money into this business. The money was credited from my business partner to pay back in a short period. Now that the drugs are damaged where will I get money to pay back?” she wept. “I am greatly distressed,” she added.Ms. Kollie is the proprietor of the Telmoba Medicine store in Voinjama City.When contacted, immediately after the sad incident, the Development Superintendent of Lofa County, Mrs. Kulubor Jones Janga, described the situation as pathetic and stated that the local authority was highly concerned.“We are moved by what has happened and we are therefore walking around in the various communities to identify all those affected from this unfortunate situation,” she said.According to Mrs. Janga over 50 houses including schools and business centers were destroyed by the storm.“Even a little girl sustained injury and was taken to the hospital for treatment,” she added.She said that they are looking in to the conditions of those residents affected for possible assistance.She, however, stressed the need for National government and sons and daughters of Lofa County to come to the aid of the storm victims.“Many of the kids will not be able to attend classes for the next few days. Therefore we want Lofians to quickly intervene so that our children may continue school very soon,” she appealed.Meanwhile, the head of the Lofa County Health Team, Mr. Wolobah Y. Moore, in an exclusive interview told this paper that part of the Telewoyan Hospital’s roof was removed and that the situation facing the hospital needed urgent attention.According to Mr. Moore, several cartons of medicines in the out-patient department (OPD) were damaged.“There are over 300 cartons of medicines that were meant to be distributed to the various clinics in the county. How to replenish these drugs is what we are now thinking about,” he said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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In Dimeh: A ‘Creek of Life’

first_imgDimeh, twenty minutes away from Duala, Monrovia, is small, but big in its own right. One can walk through the town in about fifteen minutes. However, a tour of the same town, through the lenses of history, cultural heritage and age-old tradition, could take the better part of two hours. No doubt, the town has fought hard to maintain its claim to fame over they years, in spite of not being officially recognized by any statutory power (i.e. Government of Liberia) as a ‘cultural destination’. Gradually, the town leadership, its people and friends of the town are working to ensure that Dimeh becomes a model of what a cultural destination should be. When you hear about Dimeh, usually in the same sentence one would hear the name, Bai T. Moore, Liberia’s late-great literary icon, who wrote many novels, the most famous of them, “Murder in the Cassava Patch. And then one might hear the name, Peter Ballah, another great practitioner ofLiberian culture, an actor, comedian and a protégé of the late Moore. Both are buried side by side, in majestically designed tombs atop a hill on the side of the town. But that is not all; there are certain amazing aspects of the town that render it somehow enchanted, which many do not know. One of them is a creek ‘that gives life,’ we are told. The creek and its secret go far back to when the town was founded more than a century ago (1898 or thereabout) and its ancestors built a strong tie with the creek. From the story narrated to LIB Life by Dimeh Town Chief Ansumana Varney and Jenneh Rogers, Chairlady of the Women of the town, the shallow, clear-water creek not only provides water for drinking and other domestic use, it posses a natural, aesthetic serenity. But what many do not know about the creek is the supernatural effect it is said to have in the town. It is believed that the creek answers prayers for people who want children, as well as many other heart-strung desires when the prayer is offered, without any ritual sacrifice. “Women from this town and other people from different areas visit the creek when they cannot give birth. It is our tradition and has been working for us from the days of our ancestors. You do not need to make any ritual sacrifice, but just offer a prayer,” Ma Jenneh Rogers said.Narrating her personal experience, Ma Jenneh, who is also a niece of the late Bai T. Moore, noted that when she got married it was difficult for her to give birth, but her parents took her to the creek and offered prayers she was able to conceive. “My first child I had was from the creek and she is now living abroad. My daughter now works as a doctor and I’m very grateful to the creek,” she said.LIB Life asked Ma Jenneh if there was another side to the creek apart from giving life and granting the heart’s desires. Her reply was a very encouraging, “Yes, there is!” “This one may be hard to believe but it happened for real. When the Charles Taylor war drove us from this town, we ran away into the bush and left our property. The spirit came from the creek and drove the rebels from the town. “After the town had been cleared, there was a medicine man who came from Buutuo, Nimba County and met a boy alone in the town and asked the boy to inform the townspeople to return.“I was the first to return. That day, I met the medicine man and he told me that it was our ancestors had chased the rebels away and wanted us to return. “Before I returned to the bush to inform the others, I visited the creek and offered some prayer asking that the spirit should stop coming to town because we are coming back. Before I could take my leave, I drank the water, washed my face and bathed my grandson, who is now in England,” she added emphatically.Another side to this account is that no one is allowed to fish in the creek and even when washing, if a soap slips and falls between a split rock, nobody should dare put their hands in there to retrieve it.Joining us, Ansumana Varney, Town Chief of Dimeh, said it is the elderly people’s responsibility to take any one who wishes to go there and offer a word of prayer to the creek and the prayer will be answered, although “not immediately.”Moreover there is a rule: No one is allowed to place a baby on his or her back to carry it to the creek; otherwise, when that individual returns to the town the child will not live.Interestingly, as LIB Life moved about the creek, Town Chief Varney said if a man wishes to offer a prayer he will have to wash his face four times; for women, it is three times. “But remember it during the washing of the face that the prayer is offered.”“From the day we were born, we have been going by this tradition and no one can challenge it. It is very true,” Chief Varney added.According to him, during festivals there are special times for people to go to the creek to offer prayers. “However, when the women go to offer prayers, the men are not allowed there,” and vice versa. “If you challenge it, it will be your end.“I have seen it,” elder Varney said. “There was time when the women were in session and a few men from the town went to see, but they did not live after they returned.”Dimeh is a tiny town probably with 250 inhabitants, no store, a two-room school building and a women’s social and business club.Despite the perennial dry season in Liberia, the creek remains clean and clear and never runs dry. And no matter how blazing the sun is in the surrounding area, the creek remains cool.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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60-year-old man found floating in trench

first_imgThe badly decomposed body of a mentally-ill man was found floating in a trench at Friendship, East Bank Demerara (EBD) on Monday. Vernon Jackson, 60, who resided in a makeshift shack under a tree in the village, is suspected to have drowned.His body pulled from the murky water about 10:30h. Based on information received, Jackson was last seen about 08:00h on Friday last when he left the home of a cousin who he had gone to visit. The cousin, Guyana Times understands, lives in the same village.The body was discovered by a passerby in the trench a short distance from where the man lived. The Police were contacted, but, based on reports received, the ranks could not say if the body bore any marks of violence. The body was transported to the Lyken Funeral Home to await a post-mortem examination.Several persons in the area were questioned as Police await the results of the post-mortem.last_img read more

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Contract workers to be integrated into permanent public service – Harmon

first_imgPublic service CoI– report handed over to Opposition Leader, House Speaker Minister of State Joseph Harmon said Government is currently in the process of streamlining contract workers to fit them into the permanent structure of the public service.He was at the time speaking to journalists following the handing over of the final report of the investigation into the public service to Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland.According to Harmon, Government has decided to go this route based on recommendations coming out of the recent Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Public Service.Harmon told journalists that more than 100 persons who were employed on a contractual basis are now part of the regular public service. According to him, Government is also working to ensure that no significant hiccups are experienced with the change.Just recently, chartered accounting firm Ram and McRae pointed out that too much strain was being placed on the public coffers with the employment of contracted workers. It made the significant finding following the delivery of this year’s national budget.The firm noted the Ministry of the Presidency’s increase in contract employees from 298 in 2015 to 505 in 2016, as well as an increase in the cost of wages and salaries for contract employees from $142 million to $798 million.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo receives a copy of the CoI report from Minister of State Joseph HarmonOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo receives a copy of the CoI report from Minister of State Joseph HarmonThe firm pointed to the significant increases in the item which showed the allocation to the Office of the Prime Minister, with the cost of wages and salaries for contracted employees rising from $21 million to $82 million.It also addressed the Ministry of Public Infrastructure which saw an increase from $9 million to $51 million in a particular programme and $182 million to $533 million under its Public Works Programme.The firm had said that the practice was “not healthy” for the country and placed a strain on Article 38 of the Constitution which requires the public service to be free from political influence.Meanwhile, following discussions at Cabinet level on Tuesday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Wednesday presented copies of the final report of the Inquiry into the public service to House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.Government in September 2015 established the three-member Commission to investigate, report on, and make recommendations on the role, functions, recruitment process, remuneration and conditions of service for public servants. The Commission was also expected to determine measures to improve the efficiency of the public service and have a detailed examination of how salaries and wages are determined and allocated.According to Harmon, Cabinet is now expected to consider the recommendations made by the Commission after which a pronouncement will be made.The Minister said copies of the report will also be delivered to the President of the Guyana Public Service Union, the Trade Union Congress and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana.Minister Harmon on behalf of the Government of Guyana and President David Granger expressed gratitude to the Public Service CoI Commissioners. Considering the Terms of Reference set out by President Granger, Harmon said he believes an “excellent” job was done. Harmon also spoke of Government’s plans to establish the Public Service Staff College.“We’ve started to interview persons for the college and have identified the staff for the college – it’s just now a question of having the actual location and we’re working on that,” the Minister stated.The Public Service Staff College campus will be at Ogle, East Coast Demerara (ECD). It will commence operations when infrastructural works on the buildings are completed and all equipment acquired.According to Harmon, the Staff College is an important component of Government’s reform of the public service.last_img read more

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Manchester City eye record against Swansea

first_imgTheir victory against Jose Mourinho’s United on Sunday was their 14th straight win in the Premier League — a single season record that also equalled the best-ever run Arsenal established over two seasons in 2002.Yet despite their frightening form, City defender Kyle Walker is urging caution.“We have to keep our feet on the floor and keep working hard, preparing physically and mentally,” he said.“We have another important one on Wednesday against Swansea. We have to keep getting three points.”Swansea City’s Wilfried Bony (R) passes the ball during their English Premier League match against Chelsea, at Stamford Bridge in London, on November 29, 2017 © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISGuardiola has declared repeatedly that his team will lose a league match at some point this season but few people would expect that to happen at second-from-bottom Swansea.David Silva is in dazzling form, with goals in each of his past two appearances and a man-of-the-match display on Sunday but the Premier League’s leading scorers have an array of talent supporting him.However there could be consequences on and off the field following derby victory. Captain Vincent Kompany was substituted after an hour with what appeared to be the latest in a sequence of muscle injuries.With John Stones out until early January with a hamstring injury, it means Guardiola has just two fit senior centre-backs — Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala.And the Football Association has demanded answers from both United and City following reports of an ugly fracas in the Old Trafford tunnel after the match that reportedly left City assistant coach Mikel Arteta bloodied.Guardiola must decide whether to recall striker Sergio Aguero, who was an unused substitute on Sunday, after Gabriel Jesus played in a front three against United alongside Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane.Swansea striker Wilfried Bony may feel he has a point to prove against his former club.Bony had a disappointing year-and-a-half in a City shirt, scoring just 10 goals in 46 appearances after joining them from Swansea in January 2015.An uninspiring season on loan at Stoke failed to rebuild his reputation and the Ivory Coast forward is now back at the Liberty Stadium for a second spell.After failing to score in his first eight games back at Swansea, Bony has now found the net in each of his past two. He struck on Saturday as they beat West Brom 1-0, climbing off the bottom of the Premier League and easing some of the pressure on manager Paul Clement.“We have to go into our next game with no fear,” said winger Nathan Dyer.“Manchester City are doing very well so we will have to ensure we are concentrating for the full game and then take the chances we create.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s defensive wall (from L) Fabian Delph, Eliaquim Mangala, Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne jump to block a free-kick during their English Premier League match against Man United, at Old Trafford in Manchester, on December 10, 2017 © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 12 – Manchester City look unstoppable in their relentless surge towards the Premier League title, and only have lowly Swansea standing in the way of Pep Guardiola’s men setting a new record of consecutive wins on Wednesday.City are 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League and the managers of Manchester United and Chelsea both effectively conceded defeat in the title race at the weekend.last_img read more

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Coral Daily Download – Liverpool’s defeat doesn’t change their Champions League chances

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting oddsThe Coral spokesperson claims Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League has not changed their odds of progressing from Group B.The Reds know victory against Basel and Ludogorets in their remaining matches should be enough to seeing them move through to the knockout stages.Coral is the official bookmaker of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.last_img

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Women’s Tennis Travels to Milwaukee

first_imgThe Bulldogs heads to St. Louis on March 10 before hosting Eastern Illinois on March 12. Story Links In the Bulldogs’ last time out they earned a comeback victory over Colorado State on Feb. 18. Drake trailed 3-0 and Summer Brills got the Bulldogs on the board with a 7-5, 6-1 win at No. 1. Joely Lomas made it a 3-2 score by earning a three-set win over Keta, 6-2, 4-6, 7-5. Tess Herder tied the match up at three with her own three-set win over Riley Reeves, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4. The fourth and decisive team point came down to court three. Sophomore Kenya Williams edged out Celine Voss in a third set tiebreaker to clinch the Bulldog victory, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team travels to Milwaukee, Wis. for a pair of matches this weekend.  The Bulldogs square off against Marquette on Saturday and against Milwaukee on Sunday. Milwaukee has lost its last three matches, most recently falling to Minnesota, 7-0 on Feb. 25. Berta Masdevall Masip is the only Panther with a winning singles record (4-3). The Panthers haven’t had much success from their top three singles spots with a combined 5-16 record.center_img Live Results vs. Marquette Marquette holds a 5-4 record and is coming off a 6-1 win over Northern Illinois on Feb. 26. The Golden Eagles have dropped three of their last four matches. Silvia Ambrosio leads the team with a 5-2 record at No. 1 singles.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY TO BE INCLUDED IN FIRST PHASE OF NEW BROADBAND NETWORK

first_imgLetterkenny is one of TEN towns which has been chosen for the first phase of Ireland’s first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network.The network will be offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps to 500,000 premises in fifty regional towns, revolutionising the broadband market in Ireland.Th unveiling of SIRO – Ireland’s first 100% fibre-to-building broadband network, was attended by Minister Joe McHugh. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White TD today unveiled SIRO as the new brand of ESB and Vodafone Ireland’s fibre broadband joint venture company.“SIRO, backed by Vodafone and ESB, is investing €450 million in building Ireland’s first 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network, offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps to 500,000 premises in fifty regional towns, revolutionising the broadband market in Ireland,” said Minister McHugh.This phase is expected to be fully rolled-out by the end of 2018 and is part of the Government’s National Broadband Plan.SIRO’s 100% fibre-to-the-building broadband network will be deployed on ESB’s existing overhead and underground infrastructure, ensuring a fast and cost efficient roll-out to every county in Ireland and reversing the digital divide between the capital and regional towns. Minister McHugh added “Fine Gael in Government believes that high speed broadband is a necessity for all Irish homes and businesses as we aim to reach full employment by 2018. These developments are part of a National Broadband Plan, which is in the process of delivering high speed broadband to every home, school and business in Ireland, regardless of its location. By October 2015, the tendering process will be ready to select a bidder/ bidders to roll out high speed broadband to the most rural of areas.“This is a very positive development that will drive welcome competition in the market and much needed investment in broadband infrastructure across regional Ireland.”LETTERKENNY TO BE INCLUDED IN FIRST PHASE OF NEW BROADBAND NETWORK was last modified: May 14th, 2015 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:broadbanddonegalletterkennylast_img read more

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