first_imgThe Lightning continues its streak of games without losing. With the victory in the sixteenth Cup against Betis there are already eight duels without defeats. It is the best moment of the season of Paco Jémez, which reached its most important result by winning a top team. Here the comments of the canary in the mixed zone and one of the protagonists: Miguel Morro and Catena.The match: “The main thing was to enjoy. We thought it was a prize to get here because we had to go to difficult fields. And to take advantage of the prize we not only enjoy these people but also pass the tie. I have enjoyed my team very much. What we have In fact it has a beastly value especially because of the potential of Betis. We have merit of having spent playing as we have played. Although we would have lost we would have won. I am tremendously happy but especially for the players because they have shown that they can also play spectacularly with teams of first division”.The bottom reaction: “During the game I have forgotten that I am a Lightning coach and I had a great time, as if I were a spectator. I want to congratulate everyone and especially the fund that he has shown again. Sometimes I disagree with but they have shown today that they are the best with a lot of differences and they make us better too. That is a reflection that they have helped the team. As a coach I am very happy because I think people are going home satisfied. “What can be taken from positive: “Now it is the second part: that nobody swells our chest and that we do not believe that we can now walk in the League. We have to be humble. The moral we can get is that in football nothing is impossible. I want tomorrow everything the world is already thinking about Extremadura because our big goal is focused on the league. “The arbitration errors: “Refereeing is very complicated and from above things are seen from another way. I like this type of arbitration more. I am not very friendly with the VAR. I do not reproach the referee at all. There is always a margin of error that a being human can have. The referee tried to do his best. Then I can’t say anything. “The great test of Miguel Morro: “I think he needed a match like this. In the other games he had not had much work to do. Today he does and he thinks his future is spectacular. Today he has been able to make very high-level stops and has shown the ability to make decisions. important with the ball. Miguel can be a very good goalkeeper. He is a boy who has the ability to reach and learn. “ The penalty lottery: “The penalties can be trained, you can have a good goalkeeper. But after 120 minutes of competition you cannot train them. Throwing a penalty with that pressure is much more complicated. What has helped us a lot is that they failed the first penalty It has given us peace of mind. There has been the key. “Why have you saved Pozo and Suárez: “I have not thought about the League game at any time. What I was looking at is that we will use them to get the people who were most tired. Ulloa was coming from an injury but the match led us to an unexpected situation. I think we have enough combinations to be fresh in Sunday’s game. “Andrés Martín: “For us it is a delight to see a young central that can perform at a good level. I don’t want to say it if they don’t take us by the clause.”The teams of lower categories in this Cup: “When you change the format of the Cup, you know that many are going to stay on the road. There are little things left. I would leave the cup in a single game from the beginning to the end. Otherwise, with this format it was already known. The teams have to come with everyone. You can’t afford to play with the less usual ones because you can stay out. “The situation of Piovaccari: “The idea of ​​the club is to bring a striker. We talked to him and he said he would like to leave because if a striker comes his minutes could decrease. If the club decides to bring the striker we are here to bring, he has the possibility to leave. If Pio leaves it is because it suits the club and because he can take advantage and have a club. “Miguel Morro“Very happy for the result for the performance I have done. I have had three good interventions. They no longer treat me not as a quarry but as a person of the first team and this brings you satisfaction. After all, today the penalties are very studied but I think I’m more of a goalkeeper of intuition and it went well.Catena“We have played a very good game against an opponent of incredible quality. Glad to help the team with that goal. It has been a vibrant match both from the inside out as well as from the fans towards us. The way we have been cheering has had an impact on the game. Despite the fatigue we have decided that we were going to try and in the end we had the reward. We have to keep that attitude and effort. “last_img read more

first_imgWembley is the national stadium of English football where the national team matches, the finals of both cups and also the final for promotion to the First Division are held. Recently, he was already loaned to Tottenham to celebrate their matches as they built the new stadium.A calendar to decideThe unknowns about the return of football will depend, to a large extent, on the control of the virus in the United Kingdom. The latest news claimed that they wanted to resume the competition on June 1 to try to finish at the earliest date and start the next season when it was planned on the calendar, on August 8, 2020. The British government would have approved this subject plan, always, to the advance of events. The FA has made itself available to the EFL and the Premier League so that they can finish their league competitions with the best possible means after the stoppage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.As reported by The Times, the English federation will make available to both Leagues. Premier and the three professional divisions managed by the English Football League (Championship, League One, League Two), all available fields. TOIn addition to its facilities in St.James Park, with more than ten fields and even one covered, Wembley will also yield. The federation wants to help lighten the schedule and be able to host multiple games from different divisions at its training center or at Wembley on the same day.last_img read more

first_imgHugs, kisses, thank yous and congratulatory messages were the order of the day for the three Jamaican members of the championship winning West Indies Under-19 cricket team who returned to the country yesterday.Led by several members of the cricketing fraternity, including Jamaica’s West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president, Dave Cameron and Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) president, Wilford ‘Billy’ Heaven, Michael Frew, Odean Smith and Shahid Crooks were met at Norman Manley International Airport.”What you did, you showed all of us what is possible when we get together as a people,” stated a beaming Cameron, who led a series of tributes at a welcome ceremony held at the airport.”It is a message that if we get together and believe in what we are doing and assisting each other, then the sky is the limit.”The regional cricket boss, who expressed apologies for Minister of Sports Natalie Neita Headley, also used the occasion to give assurance that the entire team will in due course be “properly” rewarded.”We have given you some tokens, but we believe we need to find meaningful ways of rewarding you for what you have done,” he said.Organised by WICB sponsor, Digicel, the ceremony also had in attendance several family members of the players, as well as their school coaches, principals and well wishers.”To beat India in Bangladesh is a big thing,” said Heaven.”I want to say to you congratulations and all the best in your future endeavours in the field of cricket.”SELF-BELIEFHeaven, who was also accompanied by Jamaica Under-19 chairman of selectors, Wayne Lewis, JCA secretary Fritz Harris and chief executive officer, Courtney Francis, also commended the team of their self belief.”During your send-off for the World Cup, we, the JCA, said to you at a ceremony that we believed in you and I think that you took that statement seriously,” Heaven remarked.”You believed in yourself as it is only a strong belief in yourself that could have led you to that victory.”Elon Parkinson, head of public relations at Digicel, also weighed in, expressing that Frew, Smith and Crooks had made Jamaicans and West Indians proud.”Michael, Odean, Shahid, big up,” said Parkinson.”You have made your schools St Elizabeth Technical and Maggoty High, your clubs, the Westmoreland and St Elizabeth Cricket Associations and by extension Jamaica and the West Indies, extremely proud.The West Indies last week defeated India by five wickets in the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, which was held in Bangladesh.last_img read more

first_imgBridgeport High advanced to the semi-finals of the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup knockout competition with an easy commanding 2-0 win over Denham Town High at the Constant Spring Complex yesterday. Shane Moodie sealed the victory in the 90th minute with a brilliant goal after Javaughn Dunn had headed the Portmore-based school in the lead in the 40th minute. Moodie’s goal was one of the best seen in urban area schoolboy football this season. He made a good run down the left before controlling a peach of a cross from Ronaldo Banks on his chest. He then struck a ferocious volley which rocketed into the roof of the Denham Town net to end the game in style. It was the midfielder’s second goal of the season. “So far, I have scored two goals; this one is very special because I helped to send the team to the semi-finals in the Walker Cup, so this is a blessing to score on this day,” he said. Winning coach Garnett Lawrence was elated with the victory. “It wasn’t one of our best games of the season, but when you come to a knockout, it’s a knockout, so we give God thanks for the victory, and we will just press on for the next game,” he said. Meanwhile, Denham Town’s coach Andrew Edwards said his team “deviated from our game and paid the price”.last_img read more

first_imgFive veteran media personalities will be honoured by Superstakes title sponsors Burger King at Caymanas Park tomorrow for their contribution to the sport over the years.They are The Gleaner’s racing writer Orville Clarke, Lindy Delapenha, a former director of sports at Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation; radio racing analyst and Gleaner columnist Dr. Paul Wright; racing commentator Brian ‘Spuddy” Rickman and Karl Angell of the Racing Observer.All will be guests of the sponsor and promoters Caymanas Track Limited (CTL) in the Director’s Room during the meet and in addition to receiving awards, each will have a race run in their honour on the well supported 12-race programme, featuring the 38th running of the Burger King Superstakes over 2000 metres.The programme kicks off at 11.000 a.m. with the Orville Clarke Trophy over 1700 metres to be contested by nine starters (four-year-olds and up non winners of two). Top contenders are MINY LEE (Shane Ellis), HOMECOMING ((Anthony Thomas) and VESPERS (Javaniel Patterson).The second race over 1100 metres for the Brian Rickman Trophy for maiden three-year-olds has attracted 11 starters, the eighth race for the Dr Paul Wright Trophy to be contested by 14 starters, while race number 10 for the Lindy Delapenha Trophy will see 13 facing the starter and the closing race for the Karl Angell Trophy to be contested by a maximum field of 16.last_img read more

first_imgMr. Editor:Please permit me a space in your most prestigious and informative medium to express my pain as regards the common place of drugs in our society.Liberia, a country decimated by a prolonged diabolical, devastating and senseless civil uprising that claimed the lives of nearly three hundred thousand persons cannot afford to fight another round of war — drugs — war amid the huge presence of security forces, including personnel of UNMIL, who are armed to their teeth.One may even be tempted to say why security officers should be paid by central government amid the continued proliferation of all kinds of illegal drugs in the country, which are seriously poising threat to national security and to our younger generation.Ghettos are erected in residential communities in the city to the annoyance of residents, but dare to speak the matter for the fear of their lives or be placed on these drugs’ users’ ‘black-list.’Thus, I write to challenge the required authority to go beyond seizing, burning these drugs at the various points of entries to look beyond where they are coming from and why and by what means.This is worrisome, and must be stopped to safeguard national security.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_imgParticipants and facilitators posed shortly after the first session ended. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 commenced a three-day capacity-building workshop on the preparation of National Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Inventories in Liberia, a release has said.Greenhouse gas is a gas that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range. It cause the greenhouse effect.According to the release, the workshop, is intended to build capacity as Liberia prepares to report its second national communication to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, which Liberia has ratified.The workshop, which is expected to end on Friday, March 8, 2019 attracted representatives of key government’s ministries and agencies, including the ministries of Transport and Mines and Energy. Other agencies are Forestry Development Authority (FDA), and Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC).EPA Deputy Executive Director Randall M. Dobayou, spoke of plans to work with the University of Liberia (UL) to introduce three masters’ degree programs that will focus on environment.Benjamin S. Karmorh,  United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), Focal Person and Dr. Charles Asumana, an EPA staff led the first two sessions of the workshop, which focused on the importance of a GHG Inventory System; the current system for producing GHG inventory in the country.Karmorh underscored the importance of data sharing between participating ministries and organizations, so as to have a uniform inventory on greenhouse gases (GHG) and the needs for a platform that collect, and store data from various bodies.The rest of the sessions for the day were handled by Dr. Sumana Bhattacharya, IORA Ecological solutions vice president for climate change. She led the workshop in assessing the capacity gaps in preparing a GHG inventory in Liberia.Madam Bhattacharya also trained participants on the use of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) worksheets, and the IPCC inventory software.The workshop improved capacity of national actors in reporting on GHG and climate change. It also improved networking and data sharing between ministries, organizations and agencies to produce uniform data on GHG emissions.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_imgThirty-year-old Leonard Allicock of James Street Albouystown, Georgetown was on Friday further remanded to prison when he appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly arraigned for robbery under arms.Unrepresented, Allicock, on his first court appearance had pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on July 29, 2018, while in the vicinity of Albouystown, Georgetown, and while being armed with a gun, he robbed Christopher Gonsalves of four gold chains valued at $340,000, and one cellphone valued at $240,000.The Police prosecutor had objected to Allicock being placed on bail, citing the serious nature of the offence and noting that a dangerous weapon had been used during or before the alleged robbery.Allicock was again refused bail, and the matter was adjourned to September 14.last_img read more

first_imgTeepa Snow is a dementia expert, holding a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Snow has 35 years of experience in the Dementia field. She works to help families and professionals better understand the illness.Snow often conducts her lectures as if she is the person with dementia. She said this helps give the audience a first-hand look to understand the disease.The education session will be held at the Rotary Manor at 7pm on Sunday, September 18, 2011.- Advertisement -For any questions email Sheri at sheri.murphy@nothernhealth.ca or call 250-719-3484 or Lana ar 250-261-6872.last_img read more

first_img– to be based in Linden; have 4000 BPD start-up capacityGuyEnergy, the company that had publicly announced its intention to build an oil refinery in Guyana since last year, is on course to completing its refinery by next year. This is according its Chief Executive Officer, Dr Turhane Doerga.GuyEnergy CEO, Dr Turhane DoergaAccording to Dr Doerga in an interview with this publication over the weekend, the company is at the stage where the modules for the oil refinery are being built. And according to Dr Doerga, who is also well known as a rice miller, the structure should be ready for oil in the first quarter of next year.“We are at the implementation stage. The modules are being built… we’ll be ready for early next year. The first modules being built is US$36 million. The total project is [over US$100 million],” he said, adding that they had no difficulties in garnering investors.A model of the modular refineryDr Doerga noted that they do not have to be limited to purchasing oil from ExxonMobil, but rather can have extended access to the crude oil market. When it comes to capacity, he said that the aim is to have the refinery reach 10,000 barrels of oil per day.“The startup is 4000 [barrels per day], within three months it will go to 8000. Because it’s the first set of modules, it’s going to be about 10,000. So it will be enough for the Guyana market. And then we have to cater for the Brazilian investors. And we’ll see how we can export to the Caribbean,” Dr Doerga informed this publication.According to information from GuyEnergy, the refinery occupies 20 acres of land and will produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and some gases. The company also markets the project as one that will require a small tank farm, power plant and workforce, while leaving a minimal environmental impact.InterestIt was only last year that a team of professional foreign investors had also expressed interest in establishing an oil refinery in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), with the intention of providing technical skills training to the community’s workforce and education sector.Prospects for the initiative were discussed when the team met with regional stakeholders, including Regional Chairman Renis Morian, at the office of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) in Linden in November 2018.The team was led by US-based Ghanian entrepreneur Quincy Sintim-Aboagye, who owns an oil company and Alfred Fafali Adagbedu, who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seaweld Engineering Limited in Ghana.Apart from the refinery, the team also expressed a desire to establish a hotel and to develop economic avenues for local farming. These developments were welcomed by Region 10 officials, not only for the overall economic benefits but particularly for the employment opportunities they would provide for the Linden community.But if these investors were expecting any help from the Government in terms of subsidised crude oil, that prospect has been dismissed by the Government. Back in January of this year, Department of Energy Head, Dr Mark Bynoe had made it clear that local oil refinery operators will have to build oil at market prices.“Anyone, who wishes to open a refinery can do so but they will not receive subsidised oil from the Department. That’s the crunch,” Bynoe had said, during a stakeholder engagement. He was backed up on this point by the Department’s oil and gas adviser, Matthew Wilks.“Government doesn’t subsidise private businesses. That’s not the purpose of the Government. The Government has to maximise the revenue for the State to go into State expenditure and, equally, I don’t think people in this room would probably feel happy if we end up subsidising private entities,” Wilks was reported in sections of the media as saying.FeasibilityWith the Government already ruling out building a refinery of its own, the only takers for this initiative are from the Private Sector. The Government had previously hired a consultant, Pedro Haas, to carry out a feasibility study into constructing an oil refinery. The results of the study did not favour building a refinery, particularly one with a capacity to produce over 100,000 barrels per day.In his study, Haas had looked at the cost of building an oil refinery with a capacity of producing more than 100,000 barrels of oil per day. The study had come up with a US$5 billion price tag in order to construct the refinery in Guyana.The findings of a study had also recommended that the unit at the Finance Ministry should be equipped and its capacity boosted enough to understand the microeconomics of the petroleum industry. This is so that the unit can keep up to date with the daily calculations of market prices and feed into the global market.The expert had also suggested that as an alternative to the establishment of an oil refinery, the Government could pursue maximising income from commercialising crude oil. Another suggestion was that the Government swap or toll crude oil for products on the global market or create joint ventures with offshore refineries, as well as acquire stock in refining companies.However, the study was done at a time when ExxonMobil was the only operator in Guyana’s waters to find oil in commercial quantities. Members of the Private Sector have previously urged that the construction of a refinery be re-explored when more operators find oil.last_img read more