The history of that miraculous 2008-09 academic year is repeated, although Abelardo has been able to have six sessions in just five days to test his new team while Pochettino went cold-blooded. Presented on January 20, he directed the parrots that afternoon and met Barcelona the next day, in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals. “There is always risk in life. I assume the risk and responsibility, and I must convey confidence and optimism so that people feel proud to see our team, “proclaimed the Spanish-Argentine, whose Espanyol pulled claw, of bravery, to neutralize with a 0-0 celebrated in Montjuïc to a Barcelona that came with 13 straight wins as a visitor. Then the ‘Delapeñazo’ would arrive. And salvation … It is in both cases of third coach in a dramatic season. The first, after Bartolomé Márquez and José Manuel Esnal ‘Mané’. The current one, after David Gallego and Pablo Machín. And, just as it happened to Mauricio Pochettino in January 2009, today Abelardo Fernández will debut as coach of Espanyol at home and against Barcelona.
‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Rod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University used a strong finishing kick to down Racal Motors, 88-77, and advance to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Racal closing in, 70-68 with seven minutes to play, the Scorpions staged a killer 18-4 blast powered by Rod Ebondo, JK Casiño, and Orlan Wamar to pull away and take the decisive 88-72 lead with 1:29 remaining to book their sixth win and clinch a spot in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Rian Ayonayon wrapped up the disappointing campaign for Racal (3-7) with 12 points and six rebounds, while Allan Mangahas got 10 markers and three assists in the loss.The Scores:CEU 88 – Ebondo 22, Aquino 12, Wamar 12, Casiño 11, Guinitaran 9, Jeruta 8, Uri 6, Cruz 4, Arim 2, Manlangit 2, Baconcon 0, Intic 0.RACAL MOTORS 77 – Ayonayon 12, Mangahas 10, Apreku 9, Cabrera 9, Cortes 9, Ortuoste 8, Pontejos 6, Tallo 5, Capacio 4, Lozada 3, Faundo 2, Gomez 0, Grimaldo 0.Quarters: 21-23, 41-44, 63-58, 88-77.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments Nambatac shines late as Letran topples Arellano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “I’m very thankful for my players that they followed our game plan. I just told them to take this as their chance to experience the pressure of being in the playoffs,” said coach Yong Garcia.CEU can still rise up to as high as the fourth-seed and enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals if Batangas loses to league leading Flying V, which is still being played as of posting time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Congolese Ebondo poured 22 points and 19 rebounds, Wamar added 12 markers, five of which coming in the payoff period, while Casiño got 11 points and two boards.Art Aquino also chimed in 12 markers and three rebounds to close the Scorpions’ elimination campaign with a 6-4 record. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’
Dear Editor,It is most duplicitous and bemusing that we are seeing calls from among the strongest of political agents of the Government, for the appointed Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Local Government Commission (LGC) to be impartial and non-partisan.Hypocritically, the noises now come from the same people who were the strongest advocates of impartiality. Persons known for their roles as the main proponents of the unconstitutional People’s National Congress (PNC) Sophia Declaration, and the following rigged referendum to declare party-paramountcy over law in our dear Guyana.From the outset, it is widely known that the construct of these commissions from which members are drawn, is based on political party’s representation of constituencies which must support their development ideals in fairness and within the rule of law. It follows that legitimate expectations of objectivity, fairness and transparency would be derived from the placement of representatives. Importantly, the balance ought to be established through knowledgeable and equal representation together with an impartial Chairman.Vincent Alexander’s recent article ‘Constitutional commissions are independent and apolitical’, shamelessly flies in the face of objectivity. After years as a GECOM Commissioner, he suddenly seems to be awakening from his slumbers and is calling for the proper functioning of GECOM and the LGC. As one of the most known political activists who were the one-time leader of the youth arm of the famous PNC; the Young Socialist Movement and a former Executive Member of the PNC, he now wishes for Commissioners to be neutral in their role.Notably, this same PNC member and party representative at GECOM was there when all the millions of dollars’ fraud took place at the GECOM Secretariat. Further, Alexander was serving as a Commissioner and did not call for neutrality regarding the seriously biased and compromised GECOM staffing which have a 90 per cent one ethnic group is employed. Vincent Alexander must come out publicly and let this nation know if he is impartial at GECOM.Further, the very fact that Charles Corbin, the brother of the former YSM leader and leader of the PNC is also the PNC representative on the Guyana Elections Commission, must speak volumes of the PNC’s vested interest in GECOM. The very fact that Alexander had nothing to say regarding the unilateral and breach of all norms in the appointment of GECOM’s Chairman, speaks to the double-dealing nature of the man.It is therefore more than justifiable that the Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo, must continue to lead the struggle and demand that GECOM put itself in order.As for the Local Government Commission, it is time that the members assert themselves in executing their constitutional functions.Alexander and the like cannot play deaf to broad-based public demands towards the implementation of the deliberately delayed LGC by the Government. It cannot be denied that these were met with stifled response and suppression of delivery of the tools necessary for the Commissioners to work effectively. The sudden shout out therefore, is only designed to camouflage many of the blatantly unacceptable Government indecencies.There is a strong need for review and strategic capacity building in the Local Government Area councils. Many of the Overseers have no training and cannot string two sentences together. One only has to look at the minutes of the meetings and letters that they are writing to observe the massive deficiencies.The LGC has a tall order and must therefore get pro-active, look at the serious staffing issues and work out mechanisms to improve and monitor the general regulation of the persons involved in administration of Local Authority Areas.Sincerely,Neil Kumar
… Govt “living in a dream world” – JagdeoAs many residents and farmers in Region Five (Demerara-Mahaica) continue to endure the floodwaters,Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo meeting with residents in flood-affected areas in Region FiveOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday visited the flood-affected communities and distributed basic necessities to villages in the Mahaicony area.At Mora Point and Gordon’s Table, the Opposition Leader distributed food items and bottled water.Residents of those villages as well as those in First Savannah – one mile from Gordon’s Table – complained that the flood situation began in April but could have been avoided if the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA-ADA) and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) had fixed damaged pumps and cleared clogged drains.One female farmer at Mora’s Point told the Opposition Leader that it was poor drainage that led to the flooding in her area; a situation that has affected her ability to earn a living. She and fellow community members want an “inside dam” to be constructed.“I lost five to six crop of rice… they have high spots [on dam] but we block water from de landing side; one side dam mek but if yuh mek de inside dam, you could get a free flow,” the farmer explained.Meanwhile, Jagdeo told the residents that the difficulties they are facing with respect to getting Government’s assistance are not unique to Region Five only, since it seems that the Administration wants to “disrupt” the PPP strongholds.“The APNU (A Partnership for National Unity) has a plan to disrupt all of the areas that we control – we have seen the worst manifestation in this region… this Government has a policy in relation to agriculture, that is backward and will harm the sectors that produce a significant part of the wealth of this country,” the former President noted.In response to complaints by residents that Agriculture Minister Noel Holder was reluctant to visit the affected areas, Jagdeo surmised that blame should not fall on the subject Minister alone but the entire Administration.“This Government has made it clear that agriculture is not high on their agenda… the Minister is aloof but it is not the Minister of Agriculture that can be blamed, we have to blame the Government because he takes his signal from Granger himself [who] has signalled that agriculture doesn’t matter to him (President Granger) too much,” the Opposition Leader further pointed out. This was reference to the declaration that rice is a “private” enterprise for which Government should not get actively involved.“There are many hardships in the country but they [Government] are living in a dream world, I call it a cocoon, they believe they are doing so well but they don’t see the devastation in people’s lives…they have still managed to survive and look fairly good because they still have a lot of resources that we left. They can find $800 million to clean up Georgetown but they can’t clean a couple of canals here – to spend 10 million, to ensure that people can plant something,” Jagdeo expressed.He also claimed that even supporters of Government are disappointed.“This is the attitude of the Government. I have never seen a bunch of incompetent people like this group – even their young supporters are disappointed because they are totally incompetent. They go to Parliament unprepared [and] clueless,” posited the former Head of State.Regional Vice Chairman Rion Peters told Guyana Times that residents and farmers in communities in addition to Moraikobai should be given assistance. He reasoned that this contributed to the PPP donating of the relief items. Meanwhile, residents and farmers are hopeful that their plight is addressed. The team that visited the area including PPP Member of Parliament Irfaan Ali, former Health Minister Bheri Ramsarran and Regional Chairman Vickchand Ramphal.
0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi is set to be questioned by Swiss prosecutors who have accused him of obtaining World Cup media rights through bribery © AFP/File / VALERY HACHEBERN, Switzerland, Oct 25 – Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi insisted Wednesday that he had “nothing to hide” after a marathon grilling by Swiss prosecutors investigating claims of World Cup corruption.Khelaifi, a Qatari with close ties to the Gulf state’s royal family, is under investigation for allegedly bribing disgraced former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke in exchange for World Cup media rights. Khelaifi and his legal team arrived at the Swiss attorney general’s headquarters in the capital Bern at about 9:30am (0730 GMT), avoiding the main entrance and two dozen reporters gathered outside.He emerged nearly eight hours later to proclaim his innocence.“I have nothing to hide,” the 43-year-old told reporters.“I asked to come to Switzerland to explain myself. I am at the disposal of the attorney general if he wants to see me again…“I came relaxed and I am leaving relaxed.”Khelaifi and Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s former right-hand man, have been under investigation since March.Swiss prosecutors allege that they engaged in corruption, bribery, criminal mismanagement and forgery of a document in connection with the awarding of broadcast rights for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups.The attorney general’s office (OAG) went public with the case on October 12, announcing that authorities in France, Greece, Italy and Spain had cooperated with the probe, including by raiding properties.Swiss prosecution spokesman Andre Marty said there was “huge complexity in the case” with “masses of information” to be sorted.Following the day long interrogation, prosecutors have no immediate plans to question Khelaifi again but further interrogation remained possible, Marty explained.“Mr. Al-Khelaifi was cooperative. He was answering to the questions,” Marty said. “It’s always nice to avoid a situation of total confrontation.“Now it’s up to the Attorney General of Switzerland to see if his behaviour violated the law.”Once the probe is complete, the OAG must decide whether to drop the case or take it to court, a process than can take multiple years.The OAG also confirmed that FIFA lawyers were present at the hearing, as the integrity of contracts agreed by Valcke on behalf of world football’s governing body is a central question in the case.– Luxury villa –The beIN Media group, which is headquartered in Doha, has insisted that its World Cup rights deals were “advantageous for FIFA”, rejecting any suggestion that it got favourable treatment.The contract covers broadcasting rights for the MENA (Middle East, North Africa) region for the tournaments.The Qatar broadcaster’s offices in Paris have been raided at the request of Swiss authorities.Former FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is serving a 10-year ban from all football-related activity © AFP/File / Fabrice COFFRINIA raid was also carried out at a luxury Sardinian villa that, it is alleged, was put at the disposal of Valcke, who is serving a 10-year ban from all football-related activity over separate ethics violations.The villa, set in lush grounds on the Mediterranean island and which has an estimated value of seven million euros ($8.3 million), is owned by an international real estate agency.Valcke, a 53-year-old French national, has told the French sports newspaper L’Equipe that he “received nothing from Nasser”.An increasingly prominent figure in sports and media, Khelaifi oversaw PSG’s 222 million-euro ($264 million) world record signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar in August.PSG, who were bought by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, are not implicated in the Swiss investigation.The corruption accusations are the latest to rock world football which is still reeling from the events of 2015, when FIFA officials were arrested en masse at the governing body’s annual conference.They are also the latest allegations to target Qatar.The Gulf state has found itself routinely accused of corruption since controversially winning the right to host the 2022 World Cup, charges it has always denied.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
As the season nears its halfway stage, fellow Premier League strugglers Everton were set to appoint former England coach Sam Allardyce as their new boss.West Brom sacked Tony Pulis last week after they went 10 Premier League games without a win — the fifth managerial casualty in the English top flight this season.Pardew, who took Crystal Palace to the FA Cup final in May 2016, has not managed since being sacked by the Selhurst Park club just seven months later but he returned in bullish mood.“My best teams play on the front foot and try and put teams under pressure,” said Pardew. “Sometimes they get a bloody nose doing that and that’s what I’ll deliver here at West Brom.“The immediate concern is to halt this run, get some points on the board and get ourselves in a position where we can try to attack the top 10 if possible.”The 56-year-old, who is adding his former assistant at Newcastle, John Carver, to his backroom staff at The Hawthorns, had widely been expected to be named Albion’s new manager and he takes over with the club winless in their past 12 Premier League games.– Trophy hunt –Pardew said his immediate concern was to halt the club’s wretched run but ultimately he is aiming higher than mere Premier League survival.“I think the most important thing is, and it’s so difficult in the Premier League, to have ambitions to win the league, to win trophies, because you have six or seven clubs whose finances are way above the level that we’re working at.”“It’s very difficult to break,” he added. “We almost did it of course with Palace in the FA Cup so you have to have those ambitions to try and win a trophy, as difficult as it is.”Chairman John Williams said Albion’s board had reached a unanimous decision to appoint Pardew following a thorough recruitment process.Pardew, the Premier League manager of the year in 2012, has a history of explosive touchline bustups.In 2014, when Newcastle boss, he was fined and given a formal warning for headbutting an opposition player and he had a furious row with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger during his time at West Ham.Pulis was sacked after a miserable run of form even though he boasted a proud record of never having been relegated as a manager.Former West Brom manager Gary Megson, who acted as Albion’s caretaker boss following the sacking of Pulis, has left the club.Pardew faces former club Crystal Palace in his first match in charge on Saturday, with tough fixtures looming later in December against Liverpool and Manchester United.Everton on Wednesday announced they would “finalise terms” with Allardyce, ending a long hunt since they sacked Ronald Koeman last month.“Sam Allardyce will be at… Finch Farm (training ground) this afternoon to finalise terms on becoming the new manager of Everton Football Club,” the club said in a statement.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000West Bromwich Albion has appointed Alan Pardew as their new manager © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 29 – New West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew on Wednesday set his sights on winning silverware after first addressing the immediate priority of pulling the Chinese-owned club away from the Premier League danger zone.The former West Ham United, Newcastle United and Crystal Palace manager has agreed a two-and-a-half-year contract at the Midlands club, languishing just two points above the relegation places before the latest round of fixtures.
1 Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined £50,000 for his outburst following Chelsea’s defeat to Southampton.The under-pressure Blues boss launched a scathing attack on referee Robert Madely after his side were beaten 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge on October 3.He was furious at Madely’s failure to award Chelsea a penalty and claimed officials are ‘afraid’ to give his team vital decisions.Mourinho was subsequently charged with misconduct by the Football Association, and the Portuguese has admitted breaching their rules.An FA statement read: “Jose Mourinho has been given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined £50,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rules in relation to post-match media comments.“The Chelsea manager was charged for misconduct following the game against Southampton on Saturday 3 October 2015.“It was alleged his remarks constituted improper conduct in that they alleged and/or implied bias on the part of a match official or match officials and/or brought the game into disrepute.“Mr Mourinho’s suspended stadium ban will be immediately invoked should he be found by an Independent Regulatory Commission to have committed a further breach of FA Rule E3 for any comment or statement to or through the media before 13 October 2016. Jose Mourinho
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe Cowboys scored nine points in the final 20 seconds Monday night, with Nick Folk’s 53-yard field goal as time expired giving them an improbable 25-24 win over the Buffalo Bills. “Oh, it’s great,” Folk said. “It shows you how good we can be and what we can do if we don’t make mistakes. And even if we do make mistakes and we stick together as a team, we still stay in the game.” Romo, after being intercepted five times and also losing a fumble, drove Dallas (5-0) 80 yards and hit Patrick Crayton with a 4-yard TD pass with 20 seconds remaining. The 2-point conversion try failed when Jabari Greer stripped Terrell Owens of the ball in the end zone. But Tony Curtis recovered the onside kick and after two completions, Folk nailed his fourth field goal, shocking the sellout crowd that came to celebrate the first Monday night home game for Buffalo (1-4) in 13 years. “I think our team, outside of me, played an outstanding football game,” Romo said. “They dug me out of it. It was tough to grow through that, especially on Monday night. No one is going to care when it’s all said and done how you won the game.” It was the second last-second loss on a field goal this season for the Bills; Denver did almost the same thing in the opener. “It was embarrassing, embarrassing,” Bills receiver Lee Evans, on the verge of tears, kept repeating in a somber locker room. “We had opportunities to put the game away, put some points on the board, give us a little more cushion. Couldn’t do it. It’s embarrassing.” The win kept the Cowboys the NFC’s only unbeaten team heading into a battle with 5-0 New England in Texas Stadium. This latest victory was one of the most incredible in the Cowboys’ illustrious history. Buffalo made nearly all the big plays, including interceptions for TDs by George Wilson and Chris Kelsay and a 103-yard kickoff runback by Terence McGee. In position to clinch it, Trent Edwards’ pass from the Dallas 11 was tipped by DeMarcus Ware and returned 70 yards by Terence Newman. Romo looked for tight end Jason Witten, his favorite receiver. Instead, he found linebacker John DiGiorgio at the goal line and DiGiorgio returned his first career pickoff 38 yards. Yet the Cowboys didn’t go away. And after their long drive to Crayton’s TD, Sam Hurd deflected the onside kick ahead to Curtis. After Owens couldn’t hold on to a 20-yard pass to the Buffalo 25, Romo completed two more passes against Buffalo’s inexplicably soft coverage. Folk, after having his first try from 53 yards negated by a Bills timeout, won it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NFL: Dallas scores nine points in the final 20 seconds to beat Buffalo. By Barry Wilner THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Tony Romo is nothing if not resilient. And because he didn’t let four interceptions in the first half, two returned for touchdowns, destroy his night, the Dallas Cowboys pulled off a stunning comeback victory.
Dealing with debt, by Karen Stewart of www.frost.ieSince the downturn in the economic fortunes of our country, people have found themselves in dire straits as changes in their personal circumstances has left them unable to pay debts, loans or credit cards.Whether it has been a forced pay cut or reduced hours, redundancy, separation or divorce, illness or death of a loved one, or a new baby, these can all result in missed payments and a debt trap which is very difficult to get out of. A few missed payments can quickly turn into a nightmare, particularly when there is less money coming in, but taking no action is not an answer.Over the coming weeks, we will give you advice on how you can deal with your debts, and get your finances back on track. Personal debt is a growing problem in Ireland, and you must understand that you are not alone.The stigma surrounding debt is quickly disappearing, and you should not be afraid to discuss your debt problems or suffer in silence.If you are already in debt, seek help now, as the problem will not go away, and neither will your creditors. If you think you may be in financial difficulty in the future, you can also take action now to reduce the impact this will have on you. Here are some signs that you may be in financial difficulty. You have no savings, or you have very little left of your savingsYou are missing direct debits and standing ordersYou use your cheque book or credit card to pay for your weekly shoppingYou are making the minimum payment on your credit card every monthYou borrow money from family and friends, knowing you may not be able to pay it all backYou are borrowing from high-interest sources or doorstep lendersYou are behind on your utility bills, rent or mortgageThese are only a few of the signs that you need money and budgeting assistance. How you then deal with your creditors is extremely important.Many people fall into the trap of promising more than they can afford, which only means that you will fall behind on other bills, and it does not serve in your interests if you cannot meet a promised repayment.It is often the case that those who shout loudest, get paid first, which again is not how it should be, and credit card companies are generally those who do most of the shouting.As part of budgeting you must prioritise certain debts and bills, such as your rent, mortgage, electricity bills etc, and only pay what you can afford towards secondary debts, such as credit cards, or unsecured loans.Every week, we will answer your questions here, and show how you can regain control of your own financial circumstances. Taking out further loans is NOT always the answer, especially now as interest rates are increasing steadily. If you have any questions, please feel free to use the contact box here. We cannot guarantee that all questions sent in will be published, we will not publish anything which might identify you, but we will endeavour to reply individually by email or phone to all requests.If you need help urgently, you can call Frost Debt Solutions on 074 93 64000, and rest assured that all enquiries are dealt with in complete confidence, and any advice is free of charge.Click on www.frost.ie for more informationMANAGING DEBT: A GUIDE – BY EXPERT KAREN STEWART, was last modified: July 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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:debt advice donegalfrost.ieKaren Stewart
RECORD crowds are expected on Saturday for this year’s Ballyliffin 10-mile coastal challenge – Ireland’s most spectacular race.More than 500 people have already registered to take part. Online registration closed earlier.However many more people are expected to sign up when registration begins at 10.30am at the Ballyliffin Hotel tomorrow (registration closes at 1.30pm). The race, run and/or walk starts at 2pm….finishing on the golden sands above.With sunny skies and temperatures touching 16C tomorrow, it promises to be the most spectacular race yet. RECORD NUMBERS EXPECTED AT THE BALLYLIFFIN COAST CHALLENGE was last modified: April 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2014Ballyliffin Coast ChallengedonegalInishowen