first_imgOnce he was operated on in Barcelona by Dr. Cugat, Brandon should be out for at least six months. What is still unknown is where he will carry out the rehabilitation exercises because his loan contract with Girona ends on June 30 and he will return to be an Osasuna player. Even if, if the rojiblanca entity achieves promotion to First it will automatically become the property of the Girona club until 2022 Because this was stipulated in his contract with a compulsory purchase clause. Brandon Thomas will go to the operating room next Tuesday, May 5. This has been confirmed this Sunday by Girona. After two postponements due to the coronavirus, the attacker will be He underwent a fracture in the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee with meniscus involvement that he suffered in training on March 11. After a long time of waiting, Brandon will go one step further in his goal of returning to the playing fields as soon as possible.Girona’s medical services have had almost daily contact with Brandon and weeks ago they informed him that the intention was for him to be operated on May 5. And this Sunday has received confirmation. The attacker has shown great mental strength during this time and has been able to patiently endure the date of his operation. The Covid-19 caused its intervention to be postponed up to two times (March 23 and April 2), but it never showed concern because “with everything that is happening it is not a priority.” In addition, far from it has he been unemployed during this time because he has made an individualized work plan under the supervision of the doctors from Girona and Osasuna, a club that owns his rights, with the aim that the postoperative period is not so painful and cut the recovery times. It has strengthened his damaged knee, his left, and his lower and upper muscles. Particular attention has also been paid to her right leg with exercises such as squats because for the next few months she will be the one with the most weight and strength.last_img read more

first_img SUBJECT TO APPROVAL Ahead of Jamaica’s 55th Independence celebrations next year, Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, has revealed that statues of decorated Olympians Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be commissioned as part of the National Stadium Statue Park’s development plans. According to Grange, a total of four statues will be commissioned. The others are for former men’s 100m record holder Asafa Powell and multiple Olympic medallist, Veronica Campbell-Brown. “The ministry will commission four statues over the next two years for the following athletes – Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Asafa Powell,” said Grange. “The first two statues of Usain and Shelly-Ann will be completed in time for the Jamaica 55 Independence celebrations next year and the other two statues of Veronica Cambell-Brown and Asafa Powell for the following year,” she continued. Grange was speaking during a programme of celebration for Rio Olympians and Paralympians, at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston, yesterday, adding the statues will be of the athletes’ liking. “Of course, the images will be subject to the approval of each athlete and the sculptor who is commissioned to do the work is the same sculptor who did the work for the Herb McKenley statue,” she pointed out of Basil Watson. The development plan for Independence Stadium Complex, which will include the national sports museum, according to Grange, will be done on a phased basis over a period of two years. “There are other plans that are in the works, but at this time I will hold those announcements for the future,” informed Grange. “I will emphasise that what we are doing is not just about celebrating the achievements of our athletes by having a big party, but we also will ensure that we have legacy projects that will be a lasting tribute to their achievements,” Grange stressed. She was speaking in reference to the Heroes weekend celebrations (October 14-16) for Olympians and Paralympians from the Rio Games, recently .last_img read more

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES 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 Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Barely three months after their first fight, Saruta and Pacio are once again set to face each other on April 12 at Mall of Asia Arena in the co-main event of ONE: Roots of Honor.Pacio, who’ is4-0 on Philippine soil, said fighting in the capital region gives him a big boost and he’s willing to risk it all to once again lift the championship in front of fellow Filipinos.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Manila has been very good to me, I feel very motivated every time I hear the crowd cheering and chanting my name,” said Pacio (13-3). “The feeling is priceless and it gives me added strength both physically and mentally.”“I’m very motivated heading into this match, I won’t let my fans down.” View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defeated Novak Djokovic will regroup at Indian Wells doubles Pacio’s loss to Saruta (19-8-3) was as close as it could ever be with the Japanese winning the fight via split decision.This decision did not bode well with ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong who demanded an immediate rematch.Pacio added that with the Philippine crowd behind him, he knows he could not let his own country down.“To become a World Champion again is fulfilling as an athlete, but to do it in front of your hometown crowd is beyond special,” said Pacio. “I’ll do my best to capture the ONE World strawweight title, I want my fans to be proud of me.”ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Joshua Pacio. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—Joshua Pacio was in unfamiliar territory when he lost his coveted ONE World strawweight title to Yosuka Saruta back in January after the two fought in Jakarta this past January.Team Lakay’s youngster was barely four months into his reign when he lost the strap to Saruta but the 23-year-old Pacio vowed that he’d get his belt back and this time it’s in front of his countrymen.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

first_imgCarpio 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 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img 2019 Fiba World Cup: Philippines joins Serbia, Italy, Angola in Group D MOST READ Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES View comments Yeng Guiao coaches Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Fiba.basketballIt may not exactly be the “Group of Death,” but Gilas Pilipinas still fell into a very tough group that had coach Yeng Guiao describing his boys as “the overwhelming underdogs.”Team Philippines fell into Group D together with Angola, Italy and 2014 World Cup runner-up Serbia after glitzy proceedings held Saturday night in Shenzhen, China.ADVERTISEMENT READ: 2019 Fiba World Cup: Philippines joins Serbia, Italy, Angola in Group D“We are the overwhelming underdogs against any of those teams,” Guiao said over the phone. “But we won’t go there just to participate. We will give a good account of ourselves.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTeam USA, which is trying to become the first side to win the World Cup three straight times, is in Group E and is listed as the favorite to triumph.Top Asian team Australia is in Group F together with Canada, Senegal and Lithuania. The World Cup starts Aug. 31 and will be played in eight cities in China until Sept. 15. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

first_imgAs the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease intensifies across the country, Liberia’s leading radio talk show hosts, Henry Costa, Darius Dillon, Frederick Anderson, along with Montserrado County senatorial hopeful Benjamin Sanvee, have donated food and non-food items to Ebola patients at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Monrovia.The items donated on Monday, September 1, by the group included rice, beddings, buckets, drums, Aluminum tubs and chlorox.Others items included paper plates, spoons, towels and brooms etc.Presenting the items to the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) at JFK, Mr. Costa, who is the general manager of Sancos Media Group Inc/Voice FM 102.7, said the donation is their own way of identifying with some Liberians who had been affected by the deadly Ebola epidemic.”It is now time that everyone galvanize their support to our people,” Costa said. “We can’t sit there and see Liberians suffering and dying from this ugly virus.  We need to help as concerned citizens of this country.”Mr. Costa, Liberia’s eminent radio talk show host, emphasize that the virus had claimed many lives and that everyone has to do what he/she can in order to kick this virus out of the country.“So, on behalf of my family and friends who gathered their minimal resources together to identify with you (Ebola patients) during this time of our health crisis, we say we are there for you no matter what happens.  We will tell them the truth,” he pledged.Also speaking, Montserrado County Senatorial hopeful, Benjamin Sanvee,  thanked the health workers for their sacrifice in ensuring that the lives of other Liberians are saved.“You are putting your life at risk and we don’t have anything to give back in return. All we have to say is thank you for your humanitarian service to our people,” Mr. Sanvee told the  health workers.For his part, Mr. Darius Dillon also acknowledged the effort of the health workers and hoped that the government will began to give more support to fight the virus.In response to the donation, a Ugandian Medical consultant hired by World Health Organization and assigned at the Ebola Treatment Unit at JFK lauded the the group for their support shown to their kinsmen and assured them the  donations would be used for their intended purposes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img… as Education Minister given preview of recordsChartered accountant and prominent lawyer, Christopher Ram has noted with concern the announcement by Government that its Finance Ministry has records of private schools’ tax information and has since called for clarity.Ram raised the issue when he made a contribution to the consultation between Government and stakeholders on the removal of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on private education.The accountant highlighted that the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is the only body in Guyana that should have tax records of taxpayers and that any such information must be confidential.Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, in defending the need to charge an education tax on private schools, said records in the Finance Ministry show that many of the institutions have been slipping on their tax requirements.“The records from the Ministry of Finance demonstrate that the schools are able to absorb the VAT. Of the private schools that are operating in Guyana, 57 per cent of them are currently registered with the GRA,” the Minister said as he began disclosing some statistics regarding the status private institutions in the country with respects to paying taxes.But, Ram challenged the Minister’s presentation and contended that neither he nor any Government official should be privy to tax records of taxpayers.“I’m not aware that the Ministry of Finance is in anyway a regulator of schools in Guyana and the situation was compounded when he said the Government has information on the schools that are not paying taxes. That’s a very serious statement to make, only the GRA has that information and the GRA and its officers are under a statutory duty of secrecy and confidentiality when it comes to information on any taxpayer,” he stated.Ram further told <<>> on Saturday during a telephone interview that he finds the statement “disturbing” and that it would be best for the Minister to clarify what he meant.“I think it’s in the interest of the integrity of the GRA that that statement be clarified because the GRA has a rule that it ought not to be giving out information on taxpayers,” he posited.The Education Minister had also disclosed that 10 per cent of private institutions are registered at non-profit organisations, and 14 per cent as profit-making entities.He also revealed that most private schools make approximately over $300,000 in tuition fees per year per person, depending on the level of studies.Dr Roopnaraine said the revenues generated by the top private schools exceed $2 billion annually.He noted that the estimate does not include extra charges by the institutions for additional services.He further announced that there is a high level of noncompliance of the timely submission of the required income, property and corporation returns and the payment of taxes.He said in some cases, teachers are treated as contract employees and employers are not deducting the appropriate NIS and PAYE from their salaries.The Minister also announced that there are incidents of under declaration and inflated expenditure so as to avoid paying taxes. “Payments are made to individuals other than institutions to facilitate these under declarations,” he noted.In this regard, the Minister had argued that “it is clear” that private institutions can absorb VAT without passing it on to the students.Finance Minister Winston Jordan had previously disclosed to the media some information regarding the tax status of private schools in the country.last_img read more

first_imgAfter a few busy days at city hall’s election office early last week, it seems that nominations have stalled out in the local municipal election. Election officers for the city of Fort St. John haven’t received any nomination papers since last Thursday, when incumbent mayor Jim Eglinski and incumbent councillor Bruce Christenson filed their papers. The two were the last incumbents to file, meaning every member of the current council has declared their candidacy in this race. Political newcomers Theresa Mucci-Rodgers and Trevor Bolin have also filed their papers for the position of councillor. No one has yet filed to run against incumbent mayor Jim Eglinski. Nominations close in just under a week.- Advertisement –last_img read more

first_img“\ might help us identify people who might have been there,” Curley said. Before Khounchanh died, his girlfriend and an unidentified man were able to get the dying actor to a nearby car. The three escaped the theater parking lot in a hail of gunfire, authorities said. Khounchanh was pronounced dead at Citrus Valley Hospital in West Covina, authorities said. A problem that detectives face is the reluctance of witnesses to come forward, Curley said. Others are simply lying, he said. A witnesses to the killing, who refused to give his name for fear of retaliation, described a menacing group in the theater clearly on the lookout for trouble. frank.girardot@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811 Ext. 2717 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! COVINA – Detectives are analyzing a video connected to the stabbing death of an aspiring actor earlier this month. The actor, Jimmy Khounchanh, 21, of Baldwin Park was killed outside the AMC Covina 30 Theater on North Azusa Avenue on May 7. “We’re reviewing a videotape,” Covina police Sgt. John Curley said. “There’s other evidence we are reviewing. It’s solvable. But, it’s not going to happen overnight.” Detectives are working to enhance the videotape, which does not show the actual killing. Several men and women who attended the night’s last showing of “Spider-Man 3” at the same time as Khounchanh may have been affiliated with an Asian street gang, authorities said. last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Nwankwo Kanu says he has suffered the “saddest day” of his life after his career medals vanished from a Lagos property at the centre of a long-running legal battle © AFP/File / THOMAS COEXABUJA, Nigeria, Jan 15 – Nwankwo Kanu said on Tuesday that he had suffered the “saddest day” of his life after finding out every medal won by the former Arsenal and Nigeria star had vanished from a Lagos property of his.Speaking to online outlet The Cable, Kanu lamented the “rude shock” of learning that a host of cherished keepsakes earned over his football career had disappeared from a Lagos property that is at the centre of a long-running legal dispute. “This is the saddest day of my life as I cannot understand why this happened to me,” he said, The Cable reported Kanu as saying.“All the medals I have earned, in addition to the Olympic torch that I cherished, are all gone and I don’t even know who to ask for all these prized assets.”Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick confirmed the disappearance of the medals and trophies, saying Nwankwo was “in intense pain” at their loss.“Kanu worked very hard from a humble beginning to accumulate whatever he has today and to earn those precious valuables,” he said in a statement.“We respectfully call on the Nigeria police and other security agencies to work hard at unravelling the perpetrators of this nefarious act.”There was no immediate response from the police in Lagos when contacted by AFP.The disappearance was reportedly linked to a court case about a financial dispute involving a hotel owned by Kanu in the upmarket Victoria Island area of Lagos.Nigerian media reported that the trophies and medals disappeared after the 42-year-old discovered illegal renovation work had been carried out at the property.Kanu was twice CAF African Footballer of the Year and won major trophies with Arsenal, Ajax and Portsmouth.Since retiring from football, he has run the Kanu Heart Foundation, to help young African children with heart defects.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Make sure you dog has a great time this Halloween by following a few simple steps.Dogs Trust, Ireland’s leading dog welfare charity, has reminded dog owners across Donegal to take caution and to look after their pets in the run up to Halloween this coming Saturday.The charity has warned that the celebrations and fun for children and adults this weekend can sadly have serious consequences for your pet dog.By following their top tips for dog safety over Halloween, you can ensure your dog is comfortable and safe throughout the event. Catriona Birt, Operations Manager with Dogs Trust says the most important safety tip we can give dog owners across the country this Halloween is to simply keep your dog indoors from early evening on the 31st and throughout the night.“This will ensure you are preventing a whole other range of challenging issues on the night like the risk of them munching on the wrong treats on the night, the loud noise outdoors and strange faces and costumes, which may cause your dog to react in a way they wouldn’t normally react.’In the wake of National Chipping Month and in the run up to the deadline for compulsory microchipping, Dogs Trust places huge emphasis on ensuring your dog is microchipped on dark and busy nights like Halloween, where the risk of your dog wandering away into new crowds is higher than ever. A microchip will give you and your dog the very best chance of reunification.Dogs Trust has issued some simple tips to help make the firework season less stressful for your four-legged friends; * Walk your dogs before it gets dark.* Keep the treats and sweets away. Give your dog a Kong, jam packed with tasty goodies, which will help keep them distracted. Chewing helps release endorphins for your dog, which in turn leaves them feeling much happier.* Turn up the volume on your TV or radio to drown out scary noises.* Be extra careful when opening the door as you dog may escape* Provide a safe hiding place indoors for your dog to rest. A nice cosy bed to cuddle up in or a crate where they can tuck themselves away in and relax. Make sure your dog has access to this place throughout the week so that they don’t feel too overwhelmed. * Don’t force your dog to wear fancy dress costumes. Dressing up can be frightening for your dog and remember that he/she might not be used to seeing you dressed up with a funny hat, or silly beard – so take caution not to frighten your dog with your attire.* Feed your furry friend before the fireworks begin, that way they can settle down for the evening without all the strange noises putting them off their food.* Distract your dog with their favourite toy. If you’re dog is acting a little anxious or appears stressed, try distract them with their favourite toy! Maybe it’s a rubber chicken, or a fluffy teddy – a fun experience will leave your dog with fond memories of Halloween, rather than memories of fear!DONEGAL DOG OWNERS WARNED ABOUT PREVENTING A ‘RUFF’ HALLOWEEN FOR PETS was last modified: October 27th, 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:dogsdonegalHalloween read more