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Mendy was a recommendation from Zidane, a footballer to squeeze a Marcelo who had given symptoms of decline the previous year, but the Frenchman had trouble entering. He only played two of the first five Champions games and two of the first eleven of the League. His defensive firmness was getting him afloat, to the point that the team fits half of goals with him than with Marcelo. He has already played more games than the Brazilian (21 to 18) and also more minutes (1,607 to 1,436). His substitution against Barça missed.A similar future seems to await Mariano, the invisible striker. Throughout the season and until the Classic had played 44 minutes. He lost his dorsal (7) with the arrival of Hazard and ZIdane denied him even the Cup, habitual refuge of the most disadvantaged part of the squad. He had his minute of glory in the Classic and fell into a hobby that looks suspiciously at the coldness of Jovic. The Serbian, with many opportunities (24 games), has not been a solution (two goals).L also arrivesat the time of Militao, who has played noticeably less than expected, but that will have to supply the loss of Sergio Ramos in Manchester. Regular in the Tite calls (played the last two friendlies of Brazil, against Argentina and Korea), He did not debut in Madrid until September 14. He has only played 12 games and since January 18 he has not done so in the League. Yes he was in the disaster but before the Real. At the moment of truth comes with little filming. Definitely, Madrid attends a changing of the guard in the final stretch of the season, which will decide the titles. Four players who had a marginal role at the beginning point to crucial now. Most notable, undoubtedly, Vinicius, whose performance in the Classic has made him a cover footballer.The Brazilian had a difficult start with ZIdane. The arrival of the Frenchman caught him injured and only played the last three league games, two leaving from the bench. At that time the technician had returned to his faithful, to the heroes of the Kiev final. Hazard’s arrival seemed to close the door that Solari had opened in early winter. In fact, this season he did not play a full match until September 14. He has only started in 12 of the 38 games played by Madrid this season, but he played the most important of the last months, against Manchester City and Barcelona, and both with an air of figure. Add four goals, your pending subject, and three assists.
MANCHESTER CITYIn another match between teams from Merseyside and Manchester on Sunday, City could give a debut to Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus against Everton following his arrival at the club this month. City manager Pep Guardiola also was boosted this week by the return of club captain Vincent Kompany to full training for the first time since hurting his knee against Crystal Palace in November.City are in fourth place in the standings. MANCHESTER, England (AP) :With Manchester United on their longest winning run in eight years, it’s tempting to conclude that a giant of English football is starting to resemble the force of old. Some perspective is needed, however, when assessing United’s nine straight victories in all competitions since December 8.Only one of their opponents in that one-month period could be classed as a major rival: Tottenham. And that 1-0 win came on December 11, when Spurs weren’t showing the kind of form they are at present.Otherwise, United have proved to be ruthless in sweeping aside teams who most likely won’t finish higher than mid-table in the Premier League or were plucky underdogs in cup competitions, like Reading in the FA Cup or Zorya Luhansk in the Europa League.Bigger tests lie in wait for United and they start with the visit of Liverpool in the league on Sunday.What is traditionally the biggest game on the English football calendar is a chance for United’s players to prove they really are a force to be reckoned with this year and that, maybe, they could still be title contenders.Win at Old Trafford and United would close to within two points of Liverpool, who head into the 21st round of games in second place. First-place Chelsea have a 10-point cushion over United with half the season gone, and play champions Leicester away tomorrow.It will be interesting to see how United manager Jose¥ Mourinho approaches the game against Liverpool.He deployed defensive tactics to grind out a 0-0 draw at Anfield on October 17, bringing the free-scoring Liverpool juggernaut to a halt. And he couldn’t hide his satisfaction at neutralising a team he sarcastically labelled as “the last wonder of the world”.Three months later, United will be expected to be more attacking at Old Trafford, especially since that’s the way the team has played during its winning run, when goals have come much easier. Should striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic shrug off an illness to play, the 35-year-old Swedish striker will be looking to add to a record of 12 goals in his last 12 games.There’s no doubt that Mourinho has United purring, with their attacking play quicker and sharper now that Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are fixtures in the team and in more advanced roles.It might also be a good time to play Liverpool, even if the Reds have won four of their last six league games including against Manchester City and Everton and drawn the other two to become Chelsea’s closest challengers.Sadio Mane¥, one of Liverpool’s brightest attacking sparks this season, has just left for the African Cup of Nations, while Philippe Coutinho, another member of the lively forward line, has only recently returned from injury. There are doubts over whether two key members of Liverpool’s defensive set-up holding midfielder Jordan Henderson and centre back Joel Matip will start after injuries, too.A day after United beat Hull 2-0 in the first leg of the League Cup semi-finals for their longest run of wins since January-February 2009, Liverpool were fortunate to escape with only a 1-0 loss at Southampton in the first leg of the other semi-final on Wednesday.”It would be cool if we could already show a reaction at the weekend,” Liverpool manager J¸rgen Klopp said, “because we probably need a better performance to get something at Old Trafford”.Momentum, suddenly, has swung United’s way ahead of the latest battle with their northwest neighbours.EVERTON vs
Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Petron players celebrate after notching a point against Cocolife during Thursday’s match. —SHERWIN VARDELEONLindsay Stalzer likes Petron’s chances in the coming quarterfinals.“We are an awesome team. I mean, my teammates are awesome, we have great chemistry and it shows on the court,” said Stalzer Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Petron was only in trouble briefly in the third set when Tai Manu-Olevao was trying to rally Cocolife for a 12-10 lead.“I guess that was just because we wanted to finish the game quickly,” said Stalzer. “But I’m really glad that Ces (Molina) really took over.”Molina scored three straight points to put things in order and, later in the frame, drilled in a thunderous spike for a 21-20 lead.Hillary Hurley added 12 points for Petron whose overall defense countered the efforts of Olevao, who had 16 points.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 prolific scorer from Illinois, who is on her fourth tour of duty in the country, banged in 13 points as Petron drubbed Cocolife, 25-19, 25-21, 25-22, to close out the eliminations on the top of the Chooks-to-Go Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blaze Spikers share the same 7-1 record with the resting Foton Tornadoes. But more importantly, Petron will be coming into the quarterfinals riding on the crest of a four-game winning streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThey will most probably take on either Iriga City or Sta. Lucia Realty in the knockout phase starting on Tuesday.“I think we need to focus on passing,” said Stalzer, who twice led the Tornadoes to the title. “And maybe we can toughen up our service games and then we’ll be good to go.” Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Tiger Woods returns OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene
In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Kane is the first England player to win the coveted prize since Gary Lineker 32 years ago.He scored twice against Tunisia in England’s first match in Russia and then bagged a hat-trick in a 6-1 romp against Panama.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Manager Gareth Southgate rested Kane for the third group game against Belgium but the captain returned to score from the penalty spot against Colombia in the last 16.He failed to add to his tally in England’s next three games — the 2-0 quarter-final win over Sweden, the 2-1 semi-final loss to Croatia nor the 2-0 third-place play-off defeat by Belgium. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 goals: Aguero (Argentina), Coutinho (Brazil), Granqvist (Sweden), Inui (Japan), Jedinak (Australia), Khazri (Tunisia), Modric (Croatia), Musa (Nigeria), Neymar (Brazil), Salah (Egypt), Son Heung-min (South Korea), Stones (England), Suarez (Uruguay)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs FILE – In this Tuesday, July 3, 2018 file photo England’s Harry Kane tries to control the ball during the round of 16 match between Colombia and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Spartak Stadium, in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)England’s Harry Kane won the World Cup Golden Boot award as top scorer with six goals.The Tottenham star topped the chart by two goals ahead of a group including Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe, who both scored in France’s 4-2 defeat of Croatia in Sunday’s final.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Joining Griezmann and Mbappe on the four-goal mark were Russia’s Denis Cheryshev, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.World Cup top scorers:6 goals: Kane (ENG) – Golden Boot winner4 goals: Cheryshev (RUS), Ronaldo (POR), Griezmann (FRA), Lukaku (BEL), Mbappe (FRA)3 goals: Cavani (Uruguay), Costa (Spain), Dzyuba (Russia), E. Hazard (Belgium), Mandzukic (Croatia), Mina (Colombia), Perisic (Croatia)ADVERTISEMENT View comments
A number of senior officers from the Special Operations Crime Unit (SOCU); Customs Anti-Narcotic UnitParticipants of the training course with Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan and US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway(CANU); the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) last Friday participated in a one-day Financial Intelligence Training course, facilitated by the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Public Security Ministry said on Monday.In a statement, the Ministry said that the training, held at the Police Training Academy, forms part of the ongoing exercises by the Guyana Police Force to enhance the capacity and skills of its members.Apart from the Guyanese, officers from Trinidad and Tobago attended and, through tele-conferencing facilities, officers from St Kitts and Jamaica.“Four senior officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the USA tutored the participants on a number of topics, including money laundering schemes, terror financing, illicit trade-based transfer systems, charting financial data and financial profiles investigation methods,” the Public Security Ministry said of the course, which was fully sponsored by the US Government.Speaking to the participants, US Ambassador Perry Holloway emphasised the need for capacity building in these areas in Guyana and Caricom, and restated the United States’ continued support in these efforts.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan spoke of the timeliness of the training, stating that there was an emergence of a variety of financial crimes in Guyana to which attention must be paid.“Crimes of all types do damage to the society at large. Crimes against the person and property instil fear. We are doing the best we possibly can to reduce those. But financial and economic crimes too can damage our economy and even our democracy. These, too, we must do all in our power to halt. This training programme is an ongoing process in that regard,” Ramjattan stated.He expressed gratitude to the US Government for its support.
…in order to reduce ranks’ homophobia, discriminatory treatment of LGBT persons By Michael YoungeThe Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) is working closely with the hierarchy of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to tackle the continuing problems of how Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people are treated whenever they seek law enforcement and criminal justice services.This is according to SASOD’s Homophobia Education Coordinator Anil Persaud, who explained that over the years the organisation would have been embarking on a number of measures aimed at re-training and training new Policemen and women on how to respond professionally to complaints from LGBT especially when their human rights are violated or when they are accessing general services.“I can tell you that LGBT people have the same rights and entitlements as any other group of persons residing here. They are not asking for any special treatment as their rights are basic human rights. Therefore, they must be treated professionally and respectfully,” Persaud argued.He admitted that from time to time, there are complaints from LGBT people about the high levels of discrimination they face from Policemen and women when there is an altercation or a need to seek services, but Persaud maintained that there has been massive improvements in the conduct of some law enforcement personnel as a result of the direct intervention of SASOD, its partners and other LGBT lobby groups.“We are not there yet, but we are getting there…”, he said as he explained that SASOD continues to enjoy a close relationship with the Police Force and this relationship can only improve over the next few years.So close is that relationship that Persaud disclosed that SASOD volunteers act as an emissaries or support units for LGBT persons who are fearful of venturing to Police Stations alone to file complaints.The Homophobia Education Coordinator denied that there was a marked increase in the number of persons complaining about the quality and type of treatment meted out to them by the Policemen especially following the staging of the recent Gay Pride Parade through the streets of Georgetown.In fact, he denied that there was a rise in homophobia and intolerance for the way of life of LGBT people following the Pride Parade. He defended the Policemen saying that anyone who felt differently was free to access the services at SASOD and have their cases documented.For years, LGBT people have complained about the fact that whenever they seek the services of certain Police Stations within A, C and D Divisions, they are mocked, discriminated against or turned away.One account given by an LGBT person in the media as of recent stated that the Policemen were targeting a group of ‘differently-gendered’ men in order to arrest them to prove a point.“The Policeman asked me if I am man or woman…and I said I am a gay man. My friend said that he was a woman and the whole patrol started to laugh and insult him,” the LGBT person recounted.
A member of the Joint Services in now in custody after a stolen motorcycle, valued at some $198,000, was found in his yard.This publication understands that the rank is among three suspects who are in custody for stealing the motorcycle.Fifty-three-year-old Nowaab Abdul of Lot 317 East Street, North Cummingsburg Georgetown, who is the owner of the red motorcycle which bears registration number CJ 5990, reported that his motorcycle was stolen at about 21:30h on Thursday.Police say that at about 04:00h on Friday, an investigation was conducted wherein the rank and two others were detained after the motorcycle was found at the West Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown home of the Joint Services member.The trio are currently in Police custody assisting with the investigations.Only recently, a 23-year-old cop and his colleague found themselves in hot water after they were caught on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras stealing a cellphone from a business in Charity on the Essequibo Coast in Region Two (Supenaam-Pomeroon).Prior to that incident, Policeman Robert Daniels, 23, of Lot 57 Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, was charged for the murder of Estevao Marques Costa in the vicinity of Puruni Backdam, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Additionally, a number of law enforcement officers have been charged and placed before the courts for causing death by dangerous driving.
Trumped up charges With the case against former Public Service Minister, Dr Jennifer Westford thrown out of the courts following a no case submission, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has now broken his silence on the matter.According to the former President at his recent press conference, much of the commentary has been centred in the case being dismissed by Magistrate Judy Latchman because it was “bad in law.” He pointed out the wider picture.“The Magistrate declared two things. Everyone has been focusing on the first, that the charge is bad in law. But what the Magistrate found, from the news reports, is that the evidence did not support the charges. Because of the witnesses, almost all of them said they don’t remember whether the training activities took place in the region,” Jagdeo recalled.Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharma“One of them actually said yes, there was training in the region. And the money was supposed to be used for training and other activities in the region. So the Magistrate said, not just that the charges were bad in law, but that the witnesses did not support the charges. How come we’re missing that part?”Jagdeo also commented on Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharma’s public criticism of State prosecutorial agencies and his questioning of the Prosecutor, Natasha Backer, bringing witnesses that could not support her case.“And then to have a person like Sharma, he’s pushing this. I’ve never seen Sharma talk this much about corruption, individually. What does he have to say about Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson? What does he have to say about the five other Ministers there that the DPP withdrew (charges against)? Was that bad, that the DPP withdrew (the) cases?”Jagdeo reminded that Sharma himself awarded the forensic audits to different agencies back in 2015, all without any public tender. He noted that as a politician, Sharma should allow the technical personnel to do their job and not apply his ministerial influence to pressure them.“Sharma? He’s the last person to talk about reopening charges. And it’s a politician saying this! Why don’t they allow the technical agencies to assess whether there is really a case to be made and do that? Imagine it’s a politician advocating for this.”The caseWestford and her former Administrative Assistant, Margaret Cummings, were freed on August 24, 2018, of a $600 million larceny charge. The duo were before the court on an allegation that they had stolen over $600 million from the Government of Guyana while they were employed at the Public Service Ministry.In 2016, Westford and Cummings were each placed on $4.8 million bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman, after denying 24 charges which alleged that they had stolen over $639 million while being employed in public office. The prosecution had contended that the money was stolen between October 19, 2011 and April 28, 2015. The prosecution also contended that the monies were requested to conduct outreaches in the 10 administrative regions of Guyana.The team of attorneys that represented the duo comprised Dexter Todd, Keisha Chase, Rexford McKay, Neil Boston, Eusi Anderson, Bibi Shaddick and Brandon Glasford. In court on Friday, Magistrate Latchman upheld the no-case submission made by Attorney Dexter Todd; and in handing down her decision noted that the charges were bad in law, as Westford, according to the Guyana Constitution, was a Government Minister and not a public officer.With respect to Cummings, who was a public officer, the Magistrate said there was insufficient evidence for a conviction. She added that there was no evidence to show that the money was taken and not used for its intended purposes. A total of 48 witnesses had been called during the trial.
“We want to leave our legacy as triple champions, that’s our dream,” said the Barcelona midfielder, an integral part of Chile’s only two previous Copa successes.“That’s why we want to play our best match of the Copa against Peru. It would be something historic for us to get to the final and that’s our aim.”Chile faced Peru in the 2015 semi-finals on home soil when they won 2-1 before beating Argentina on penalties in the final for their first ever continental success.“We need to play the perfect match, to win it with authority,” added Vidal.“Peru have great teamwork, they play well, very similar to Colombia” who Chile beat on penalties in the quarter-final.“That’s why it will be a very difficult match and fantastic to play in it.”Vidal pointed to Peru captain and striker Paolo Guerrero as the biggest threat Chile will face on Wednesday.Guerrero and Chile’s Eduardo Vargas, with 12 goals each, are the top two still active scorers in Copa history.“He’s a player who knows how to play against four defenders and it always takes a lot out of us to mark him,” said Vidal.Vargas, who scored twice in Chile’s opening 4-0 thrashing of Japan, may never have had the chance to add to his Copa ledger, but for a change of heart by Chile’s Colombian coach Reinaldo Rueda.Vargas, known as “Turboman” for his incredible engine, fell out of favor with Rueda for disciplinary reasons following a friendly with Sweden in 2018.He spent almost 18 months overlooked by the Colombian before being recalled for the Copa America following 17 goals in 49 matches for his Mexican club side Tigres last season.It was a good move as Vargas has been electric in the tournament alongside a rejuvenated Alexis Sanchez — who’s looked his old self after 18 months of misery at Manchester United — and Jose Fuenzalida in a three-pronged attack.– ‘Right conditions’ –Peru are clear underdogs having been surprise qualifiers for the semi-finals.They arrived in the knock-out stages demoralized following a 5-0 thrashing by hosts Brazil in their final group match and progressed to the semi-finals on penalties, but only after Uruguay had three goals ruled out for offside in their quarter-final, two of those by the slimmest of margins that VAR spotted but were invisible to the naked eye.Even so, coach Ricardo Gareca says there’s no hint of an inferiority complex amongst his players.“We’re in the right conditions to tackle this kind of match,” he said.“Maybe it’s a bigger match than the others before but we can play better.”While Chile can boast established European-based talents in midfield such as Barcelona’s Vidal, Charles Aranguiz of Bayer Leverkusen and Bologna’s Erick Pulgar, Rueda feels that in Christian Cueva, who plays for Brazilians Santos, he has one of the most under-rated players in the tournament.“As far as we’re concerned, Cuevo doesn’t get the appreciation that he deserves from his performances for the national team, I don’t know why,” said Rueda.“Many times I see passes by a European player that illicit admiration, but I see Cuevo make passes that are just as good that go by completely unnoticed.”This is the third time in the last four editions Peru have reached the semi-finals but they haven’t gone on to the final since 1975 when winning their second Copa title.In fact, the only two times they’ve reached the final — the other was on home soil in 1939 — they won the tournament.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Midfielder Arturo Vidal is feeling positive ahead of the Copa America semi-final against Peru as Chile go in search of a third straight title © AFP / JUAN MABROMATAPORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jul 2 – Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal says the reigning Copa America champions are focused on making history ahead of their semi-final against Peru.The 2015 and 2016 champions are aiming for a third continental title in a row, a feat only achieved once before by Argentina in successive years from 1945-47.
Donegal has received the go-ahead for a brand new fire engine.Deputy Dinny McGinley, said the announcement is very good news and will make a big difference to local fire fighters.“Donegal’s fire service is receiving a real boost with this announcement of a new fire station engine. This is really good news for residents in Donegal who will see the benefit of this additional fire protection, something we must take very seriously.” The fire engine for Donegal is part of €8 million being distributed to buy appliances and equipment, to build or upgrade fire stations, upgrade the communications and mobilisation system and improve training centres.“Investment in new fire appliances will ensure that the fleet is maintained and will further enhance the capability of the fire services.“As part of this funding, €2 million will be spent on restructuring the Computer Aided Mobilisation Project (CAMP) II infrastructure. The three CAMP stations will be transitioned into a single national CAMP structure which will offer significantly enhanced resilience and better value-for-money. Improvements will also be made to training centres at a cost of €1 million.“This new fire engine will make a big difference to the excellent fire fighters who work extremely hard in Donegal.” NEW FIRE ENGINE FOR DONEGAL FIRE SERVICE was last modified: June 10th, 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)