Vallejo leaves the Wolves and is close to being ceded to Granada

first_imgJesus Vallejo is close to closing his assignment to Granada, as advanced by AS. The Spanish central was on loan at Wolverhampton for Real Madrid but has not finished curdling on the English team, for that reason the assignment contract was broken with those of Nuno Holy Spirit. Zidane and Real Madrid gave the OK so that the defender will look for a team where he was comfortable and accumulated minutes. On December 30, AS already reported that Vallejo wanted to break the assignment with the Wolves and that he was considering three possible destinations: Granada, Leganés and Eintracht of Frankfurt. After analyzing all the options, a few days ago Vallejo made the decision to go to the Nasrid club but the transfer has been delayed because the Wolves had to approve definitive. The agreement is close, although the last fringes are still to be closed. This Wednesday will not be official. The announcement, at the earliest, will be Thursday.Although it was a request of the Portuguese coach, Vallejo has only played seven games at Wolverhampton, adding only 612 minutes. His last game was in the League Cup against Aston Villa played on October 30 and played 90 minutes. Almost three months without contesting an official meeting.last_img read more

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JFF names 20-man squad for Caribbean Cup

first_imgThe Jamaica Football Fed-eration (JFF) has named a 20-man squad for games in the Scotia Bank Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Caribbean Cup Round Three.Jamaica will play against Suriname on Wednesday, October 5 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Trench Town and face off against Guyana at the National Stadium in Providence, Guyana, in Group One.In Group Two are Haiti, French Guiana and St Kitts-Nevis; Group Three – Curacao, Antigua and Barbuda and Puerto Rico; and Group Four – Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic and Martinique.The Jamaica squad includes 12 overseas-based players and eight local players. Owayne Gordon, formerly of Arnett Gardens and Montego Bay United, and presently at Indy Eleven in the USA, along Dwayne Ambusley, are the only newcomers in the Reggae Boyz squad.Former national player Theodore Whitmore and Jerome Waite were appointed coach and assistant coach, respectively.Both coaches were named after veteran coach Carl Brown turned down the job earlier this week.SQUAD: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Rosario Harriott (Harbour View), Damian Lowe (Minnesota FC), Ladale Ritchie (MoBay United), Alvas Powell (Portland Timbers), Dicoy Williams (Arnett Gardens), Omar Holness (Real Salt Lake), Andrew Vanzie (Humble Lion), Ewan Grandison (Portmore United), Darren Mattocks (Portland Timbers), Cory Burke (Bethlehem Steele), Michael Binns (Wilmington Hammerheads), Shaun Francis (San Jose Earthquakes), Je-Vaughn Watson (New England Revolution), Allan Ottey (MoBay United), Dino Williams (MoBay United), Owayne Gordon (Indy Eleven), Dwayne Ambusley (MoBay United), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls) and Ryan Thompson (St Louis FC).last_img read more

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Germany takes over at top of FIFA rankings from Brazil

first_imgView comments MOST READ NBA: Staying healthy is key to Embiid’s development, Sixers coach says End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The new rule would avoid what befell Italy four years ago. Despite just missing being in the top-seeded pot, Italy was picked out in a random draw of the nine non-seeded European teams to be taken out of the all-European pot. France was the lowest-ranked European qualifier but escaped being picked in that pre-draw lottery.Italy was then eliminated from a tough group with England, Uruguay and Costa Rica, which stunned world soccer by finishing top.In the September rankings, European champion Portugal rose three places to No. 3, while Argentina fell one to No. 4, and No. 5 Belgium climbed four places.European teams, which each played two qualifiers, gained on their South American rivals and could have six of the eight seeded positions in December.Poland is No. 6, followed by Switzerland, France, Chile and Colombia.ADVERTISEMENT 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start The best of the other regions include Mexico at No. 14, Iran at No. 25, and Egypt at No. 30.FIFA’s October rankings will also decide seeding for eight European teams entering two-leg playoffs in November.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Past World Cup draws have been made by geographical region after the host and seven highest-ranked filled a top-seeded pot.On Dec. 1 in Moscow, Russia — currently No. 64 — and the teams ranked Nos. 1 to 7 in the October rankings will be the top seeds. The other 24 qualifiers will be in draw pots according to ranking.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogStill, FIFA has included a rule which should ensure that the 2018 tournament draw follows the balance of previous draws very closely.“No teams from the same confederation, with the exception of (European body) UEFA, which could have two teams in the same group, will be drawn into the same group,” FIFA said in a statement. Break new ground Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Germany’s midfielder Leon Goretzka (C) celebrate scoring his side’s fifth goalduring the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification match between Germany and Norway in the south German city of Stuttgart on September 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel ROLANDZURICH — Germany is back at the top of world soccer, taking over from Brazil as No. 1 in the FIFA rankings which will have a greater role deciding how the World Cup groups are drawn.FIFA announced a tweak to the World Cup seeding process on Thursday that means all four draw pots will be decided according to rankings.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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NBA: Several Hawks players ‘screamed in jubilation’ after Howard trade—report

first_img“You ask why, and one account was that Dwight would give these speeches before the game about how everyone is playing hard, we want unity, we’re going to… and then go out and play like a blah game where he demands post touches and doesn’t rotate as hard as he could,” Lowe explained.“And everyone is like, ‘why are you speaking in the locker room?’ But that’s all anecdotal. It’s just crazy how these stories come out after every stop in his career.”Howard’s fall from grace since leaving the Orlando Magic in 2012 has long been documented, often butting heads with teammates and coaches during his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets.Howard also struggled with playing time with the Hawks last year, often getting benched in the fourth quarter due to his inability to stretch the floor and shoot free throws at a high rate.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Dwight Howard (8). APDwight Howard did not have a stellar season with his hometown Atlanta Hawks last year, but still managed to put up respectable averages of 13 points to go along with 12 boards and a block per game.Still, it comes as a surprise for most that the 31-year-old center was shipped off to the Charlotte Hornets this summer, after just one season with the team.ADVERTISEMENT Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Villanueva starts and ends PBA career with ‘father figure’ Guiao as coach LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 MOST READ Michael Jordan’s advice to newly-acquired Dwight Howard: ‘Play determined’Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ESPN’s Zach Lowe recently bared the possible reason behind Howard’s departure: the big man wasn’t really well liked inside the locker room.During an airing of the Lowe Post podcast featuring fellow NBA journalist Kevin Arnovitz, the pair shared a story of how some of the Hawks players screamed in delight after knowing that the eight-time All-Star was traded.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I don’t know what it is. No one has kind of gotten to the bottom of why. It can’t just be the corny jokes—and my god, does he tell the corniest jokes—but I’ve heard multiple stories of Hawks players learning about the trade and screaming with jubilation into their phones,” Lowe said.Aside from Howard’s personality, one particular quality didn’t help his case with his teammates either. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene How to help the Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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GECOM Chairman must do better

first_imgDear Editor,The unilaterally appointed Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Retd) James Patterson, recently presented an open challenge for anyone to dispute that GECOM is the best run bureaucracy in Guyana. This and the many disappointing published statements from the Chairman present very distressing signals that he woefully misunderstands his role in advancing the ideals of the organisation.It is indeed very questionable that the Chairman sees GECOM as a bureaucracy. Foremost, the organisation ought to be demonstrative of the broadest levels of transparency in advancing the ideal of its constitutional mandate — that of a democracy.Equally opposite, however, the definitions of bureaucracy confirm on one side “a system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives”; and on the other, “an excessively complicated administrative procedure that is seen as characteristic” of the term.The situation is certainly worthy of query, as it drives two obvious questions. Is the Chairman indicating that he is leading GECOM under the influence of state officials and the Government? Or is he suggesting that he is likely to advance a most complicated path?One would be hopeful, for the sake of all Guyana, that the intent of the Chairman is not misconstrued as expressed; and that simplifying the operational mechanisms in a fair and transparent framework would be the order of his pursuit. Our citizens need and demand this much.There have been recent recognisable conflicts and walk outs of meetings of the Commission. These resulted from disagreements by the Chairman over questions raised, in particular by Opposition Commission Members, who actual function as representative of constituencies of people. In the context, it is obviously logical to question the Chairman’s apparently eroding and ageing grey matter, thinking, actions and pronouncements. In fact, statements about best run just cannot be qualified, for many obvious reasons.The image of GECOM has been significantly tarnished by the exposure of a number of inept practices of persons in control of operational administration. The 2015 National and Regional Elections are under scrutiny via an Election Petition in the Court. It is also public knowledge that there were 33 fake statements of poll which the former GECOM Chairman, Steve Surujbally, saw no reason to question, or to ascertain the facts of how they got in the system.Audits were conducted at GECOM following the 2015 General Elections. The eminent Auditor General’s Office prepared three reports based on its investigations into the procurement of radios, pliers, batteries, toners and other accessories, and found that more than one hundred million dollars ($100M) had been spent, but cannot be properly accounted for. These allegations of fraud must be taken seriously.Justice James Patterson (retd) took the reins as GECOM Chairman last year October. He has on his desk the Auditor General’s report that detailed the allegations of procurement irregularities at the Commission. Although Auditor General Deodat Sharma insisted that the Commission turns the report over to the Police, the Chairman of the Commission is blatantly declining to allow the law to take its course.Guyanese must be fully cognisant that the Commissioners have a fiduciary responsibility to ensure the integrity of the accounts of GECOM. Hence they must take full responsibility to make sure that accountability; transparency; and, above all, trust must be the order of the day.After the initial Office of the Auditor General’s report, there was a management letter sent to the Elections Commission. Are the Management and the Secretariat the same? Do we have a copy of the response by the Election Commission to the report prior to the publication of the report of the Office of the Auditor General?Reports emanating from the various registration centres are suggesting that the verification process after completing a registration transaction were delayed. This is despite it being clear that such activities must be completed within 48 hours. On the other hand, GECOM must be flexible to conduct the verification exercises after working hours, to accommodate persons who are working and have to be on the job at the same time that the exercise is been conducted.Other reports suggest that there is another round of spending extravagance as funds are exhausted in the name of GECOM for accrued expenses that have nothing to do with registration or elections preparations and management.The Chairman must do better and stop trying to defend the obvious anomalies. He must fix them!Sincerely,Neil Kumar J.P, MP.last_img read more

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LIB’s DJ Nelly Features on Debra Antney’s Be100! Online Radio

first_imgAfrican DJs and artists can be heard on Be100! Radio every Saturday from 12pm to 2pm Liberia time (7am to 9am EST). LIB already has a DJ or two featured on the platform including DJ Nelly. “You need more people to follow your work and you never know who is listening, so it’s important that all efforts are applied from the DJs and artists,” says Franklin Norman, coordinator of the Be100! platform.He says it is great for boosting one’s fan base on a broad level as DJ or artist, as the music is being heard by millions across the Internet.According to him, the project is exciting, as responses are coming from everywhere on the continent. The first week trying to get mix tapes was not easy, but participants now understand the opportunity of the platform.“In the beginning, we were looking for quantity, but we realize it is more of quality. Some of the current DJs are great with their craft and the end result is encouraging,” he said.The founder of Be100! Internet Radio and ace artist manager, Debra Antney, is urging more African musicians and DJs to take advantage of the free mix platform, which offers more international recognition.Her love for African music grew stronger after attending the Liberia Music Awards after party, hosted by two Liberian-owned music producers in Atlanta, Jeni Muzic and I Speak Music, earlier this year. Antney noted that the sound of music today from is amazing in all genres and that the drums, the beats, all of these sounds play a major role in today’s music from Africa. “So, why can’t you get in there and really show how it is supposed to go? It’s a festival,” she said bluntly.“This platform’s aim is to give participants a better marketable status internationally through their songs and mixes. It’s important that artists and DJs get involved by sending more mix tapes with quality,” said Norman, who is also a music producer and head of Jeni Muzic. Antney, who brought top female rapper Niki Minaj to the limelight, hosts regular events for up-and-coming musicians and entertainers looking to make headways in the industry. Next weekend she will be hosting another such event in Atlanta. The launch of the platform by the U.S. top female artist manager is clear indication of her vision to invest in native African talent.“I love helping people and open up doors for individuals, that turns me on,” she told LIB Life.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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Kesselly Outlines Achievements at Maritime

first_imgAttached is a downloadable infographic (PDF format) by Binyah Kesselly highliting his achievements at the helm of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA). Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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Renowned Ghanaian Carpenter, James K. Amoah, Dies

first_imgThe Late James K. Amoah was a Renowned Ghanaian Carpenter.The Amoah Family announces with profound regrets the passing in his 90th year of their husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, Mr. James K. Amoah. This sad event occurred at his New Port Street home on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Mrs. Mary Amoah, several children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends in and out of Liberia.Born on March 30, 1930 in Senyan Bereku, west of Accra, Ghana, James Kwame Amoah obtained his elementary education in Ghana, and later trained as a carpenter.In the 1960s, during the reign of President Kwame Nkrumah, James Kwame migrated to Liberia and practiced his trade here. He helped build many dwelling houses and office buildings in Monrovia, and other parts of Liberia and he and his professional partner, a mason and builder named Kojo, became highly admired, appreciated and respected for their dependability, efficiency, expertise and reliability.As he approached 80, Kwame retired and spent the rest of his days at home with his family on New Port Street, Monrovia.According to a family spokesperson, funeral arrangements will be announced later.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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Moyes set to drop England goalkeeper Hart

first_imgWith Hart also under pressure for his England number one spot from Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland, losing his club place could leave his Russia 2018 hopes in tatters.“I’ll keep my team until tomorrow,” said Moyes. “But I have made a decision in my own mind.”As for whether he had discussed that decision with Hart, Moyes added: “I would always try to speak to the players. There are some occasions you should speak to them and others there is no need to.“It is a good problem for West Ham. I don’t know if it is a good problem going into the World Cup. I would like those problems in a few other positions. I am happy having the two of them.”West Ham skipper Mark Noble is another casualty of Moyes’s arrival at the London Stadium.The long-serving midfielder was a favourite of previous manager Slaven Bilic but has not made an appearance since the Scot took charge and was not even in the squad at City.“Mark is really influential, he’s great around the club,” said Moyes. “But he is not guaranteed. No one is guaranteed. We have to find a way of winning. I want to pick the players who are in form.”Champions Chelsea make the trip from west to east London lying in third and looking to move level on points with Manchester United, who face leaders City on Sunday.“I’m not a Chelsea expert but how they played last year was fantastic,” said Moyes. “A slow start to the season might have caught them out a little bit but on their day they are a match for anyone.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Joe Hart is under pressure for his England number one spot © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 8 – West Ham boss David Moyes looks set to drop Joe Hart from his starting line-up for Saturday’s match against Chelsea, putting the England goalkeeper’s World Cup ambitions in serious jeopardy.Adrian is in contention to feature after impressing against Manchester City last weekend, stepping in when Hart was ineligible to face his parent club.last_img read more

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Entrepreneur once affected by poverty gives back to SVDP in inspiring way

first_imgPeadar Jim’s Property Maintenence founder Peter Blake gave back to Saint Vincent de Paul by hosting a live auction of a renovated bicycle which went for a staggering €550.Peter hosted the live auction on his company’s Facebook page, and said; “Saint Vincent de Paul helped me out in the recession so many times, I had to swallow my pride and ask for help. They gave me a bag of coal and €40 worth of food vouchers on numerous occasions. Like so many others struggling in the same situation to date St Vincent de Paul does remarkable work!”“I’m very fortunate I got through the tough times and started my own business so I’ve decided to give back to St Vincent de Paul and auction this bicycle I purchased two months ago and I gave it to the brilliant Marty Sparky Sharkey from Sharkey’s Signs Newtowncunningham asked him to work his magic on it and he certainly did that because I know he is a bike fanatic and was the right man to go see, massive thanks to him.” After renovating the bike, Marty gave the bike a new lease of life All proceeds went to SVDP with the aim of making Christmas a little more comfortable for Donegal families who may be facing hardship.On top of having people bid on the bike, others donated directly to SVDP, with one anonymous donor giving a massive €500 to the charity.Peter added; “This will hopefully help a lot more people who are struggling especially coming up to the Christmas period. I hope this raises awareness to people and shows them that it’s okay to ask for help.” Leonard Watson of Watson Menswear Letterkenny successfully bid €550 on Peter’s live auction and won the very unique bike.And to top off an amazing weekend for Peter, he won the Best Start-up Business at the Letterkenny Chamber Business Awards on Friday night.If you would like to donate to SVDP you can do so by following this link:https://www.svp.ie/get-involved/donate/single-donation.aspxEntrepreneur once affected by poverty gives back to SVDP in inspiring way was last modified: November 13th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:letterkennypeadar jims property maintenencepeter blakesaint vincent de paulsvdpWatson Menswearlast_img read more

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