Real Madrid imposes a curfew before the break

first_imgThe moment of the match in which Real Madrid is most vulnerable is the central section of the second half, when the least scored team of LaLiga Santander has received 5 of the 13 goals (38%) that have been embedded in the League, between 61 ‘and 75’, according to Opta data. In the beginning of the matches, always close to the League, he has received three: one precisely from Real (2 ‘), the only league defeat in Mallorca (7’) and another from Villarreal (11 ‘). In other competitions, however, the curfew has no effect. The PSG marked him in that stretch of the match in Paris, the Bruges in the Bernabéu and the other day in Copa la Real Sociedad opened the scoring in Copa that period. In addition, Areola also received two goals from the team txuri-urdin in the first quarter of an hour of the second part and one in Bruges in that same section. To score a goal for Real Madrid this season, LaLiga teams have to hurry or wait for the second half. Courtois and Areola have not yet entered any between 15 and 45 minutes in the regularity tournament game. A curfew that white goalkeepers impose on their domains in the last half hour of the first part and that almost also extends to the first quarter of an hour after the break, when Madrid has only conceded a goal (the first against Levante). The only other team in the League that has managed to close its goal in one of the quarter-hour match is Valladolid, which has not received much between 45 ‘and 60’.last_img read more

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RJR Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2015 nominees

first_imgThe Hon Usain St Leo Bolt, OJ, CD – Athletics Alicia Ashley – Boxing For his achievement in taking triple gold at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China. Bolt won the 100 metres, 200 metres and anchored the men’s 4×100 metres, making it the third time he had taken triple gold at the Championships. Bolt’s success came despite losing significant training and competition time to injury, and his victories at the scene of his 2008 Olympic triumphs made him the all-time most decorated male athlete of the Championships with 13 medals – 11 gold and two silver. For her achievement in regaining the World Boxing Council (WBC) female world super bantamweight title with a 10-round decision over veteran Irish boxer Christina McMahon. In winning the title, Ashley became the oldest female world champion in boxing history. Ashley was the 2014 recipient of the Chairman’s Award at the RJR Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Gala.center_img For her achievement in earning a silver medal in the 50 metres breaststroke in a National Record 30.11 seconds and also the bronze medal in the 100 metres breaststroke, both at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, (Long Course). Atkinson also took the bronze medal in the 100 metres breaststroke at the Pan American Games in Toronto and finished the year in fourth place overall in the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup (Short Course). Atkinson is ranked No.3 in the World in the 50 metres breaststroke. Alia Atkinson – Swimminglast_img read more

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Where is the crime plan? Jagdeo asks Govt

first_imgOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes that criminals are now acting with impunity because of the ambiguous signals emanating from government.Concerns are aplenty that while the crime situation is once again spiralling out of control, government has been very laidback in its approach to addressing the matter.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoGiving his take on the issue, Jagdeo said government has not demonstrated any starkness regarding which class of people they would support: the victims or the perpetrators.The former President opined that the manner in which President David Granger is pardoning prisoners and the entire process of negotiating with prisoners have led to criminal elements in society feeling empowered.Jagdeo noted that while pardoning prisoners is not entirely a bad action, the fact that government has kept their identities hidden from the public portrays the message that these criminals are being protected.On this note, Jagdeo alleged that some of the pardoned prisoners were convicted not of nonviolent crimes but of “hardcore ones.”Comparing the situation with the previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) administration, Jagdeo said the people were always clear on the fact that government stood with the people.Moreover, he noted that when the President tells the security arm of the country to hesitate on shooting criminals but instead, “bring them in alive”, it also gives rise to worry within the Guyana Police Force (GPF).“What signal do you send to the Police Force when you say to the Police Force, ‘do not shoot at people just like that’, Policemen are worried because if they shoot a criminal in an act, then suddenly they will face the wrath of the government because he might be someone’s friend in the government… That is why criminals are acting with impunity today,” Jagdeo stated.Moreover on security matters, Jagdeo posited that government is floundering in the dark and groping for effective policies to deal with the crime situation.“We were told before the elections that they had three former heads of the army, a former head of the police force and many military people who are capable to do a better job on crime and keeping our country secure than the PPP because they are security people and they had a plan to deal with it. What is the plan?” he demanded to know.Jagdeo pointed out that in the National Budget, the only measure to enhance security in the country is a project that had commenced under the previous administration.He went on to lambast the government for interfering with key initiatives that were established under the former government to combat crime.“They quashed the Community Policing Groups, they are interfering with the operational duties in the Guyana Police Force, they will not deploy the Tactical Service Unit in a practical way across the nation, arms of the government designed to go after criminals are now being used for political vendetta,” he stated.In fact, Jagdeo declared that nearly half of the police force is now focused on going after political opponents as opposed to criminals.last_img read more

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Fly Jamaica employees fuming over owed salaries

first_img…passengers yet to be refundedPromises by Fly Jamaica Airlines to disburse compensation to its employees are yet to materialize, and many of these staffers are questioning the company’s allegiance towards providing these payments.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Ronald Reece stated in a letter to employees on Friday, March 29, 2019 that their services were redundant as of March 31, 2019.According to him, the company was hoping to secure funding, but that acquisition process has been slow. Reece nevertheless assured employees that the compensation they are owed from November to date will be provided.Speaking to Guyana Times on Friday, one of the former employees said he is owed his monthly salary for January, 2019 and other sums for overtime work carried out during 2018. However, other employees have not been paid for several months, and there has been no definite answer on when these remunerations will be disbursed.“We didn’t get paid the overtime for November. We didn’t get paid for December, January, February or March. I worked January, so I need my overtime; and I didn’t get paid for January as yet,” the employee stated.He said this prolonged waiting period raises concerns among many former employees regarding when they will be paid. Guyana Times understands that the company had some 400 employees on its payroll.Fly Jamaica’s operations took a downward spiral after the November 9, 2018 crash-landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), which saw an 85-year-old passenger succumbing one week later.The Boeing 757 aircraft crashed on an emergency landing less than an hour after taking off for Toronto, Canada. The aircraft had experienced technical complications and decided to return to Guyana.At the time, there were 118 adults, along with two infants and an eight-member crew onboard.This publication was informed that a small number of persons were compensated, while most of them were not refunded. Following the crash, other flights were cancelled, and travellers had no other choice but to book flights with other airlines. Most of them commented on social media about the company’s failure to refund their monies.“Some of the passengers were compensated, and some weren’t. Most of the passengers did not get back their refund as yet. They would usually give persons weekly, so we don’t know how many were compensated,” a former employee informed.It was reported last month that the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) has been forced to intervene in the situation with Fly Jamaica and its passengers. This is after several written complaints were filed stating their distresses. This prompted officials of the company to declare that customers would be reimbursed in the third week of March.Public Relations Officer (PRO) of CCAC, Allison Parker, had stated that the Commission would take action if the airline did not keep its side of the bargain.Meanwhile, the employees were informed that if the circumstances of the company changes in the future and they are still interested in rejoining staff, then they will be allowed to do so.Calls to the local numbers listed for Fly Jamaica went unanswered.last_img read more

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Sewage system at Aurora Secondary School broken 3 weeks now

first_imgSewage in a section of the Aurora Secondary School drain… Regional Engineering Department still to actParents, teachers and students of Aurora Secondary School, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), are calling for the immediate fixture of their sewage system. The system has been broken for over three weeks now and although reports were made to the Regional Education Department, nothing has been done to correct the unsanitary situation.This newspaper was told on Friday that the pipe leading to the septic tank from the toilet is broken and the sewage is presently overflowing into the school’s drainage.Several parents and teachers told this publication that they are worried about health-related issues that can arise from the unbearable stench from the sewage in the drains.One parent told Guyana Times that the drain in front of the school’s canteen is filled with sewage and is very unhealthy for those children and teachers purchasing food from the canteen.When contacted, the Regional Education Officer, Nichola Matthews said that the matter is presently engaging the Regional Engineering Department. Concerned parents are, however, peeved at the slothfulness of the engineering department and are also calling for a complete check of the sewage system at the school since this is not the first time the issue has occurred.last_img read more

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Planned power outage Saturday for Mile 95 area

first_imgBC Hydro has issued advance notice of another planned service improvement power disruption, this weekend.Impacted Hydro customers will include all those on the Mile 95 Upper Halfway Road, west of the Haystack Forest Road, including Simpson Road and the Upper Halfway Road.Hydro anticipates the upgrade will result in the loss of power service for about three hours on Saturday beginning at 11.30am.- Advertisement -For more information, you can call 1-888-769-3766.last_img

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Parents decry dropping of charges against teacher

first_imgPICO RIVERA – It’s been nearly three weeks since Meller Elementary School parents first asked for a town hall-style meeting with authorities and school officials to discuss an altercation last month between a teacher and about a dozen fifth-graders who accused her of attacking them during a morning physical education class. On Wednesday, the parents will finally get their wish – but it’s a bittersweet victory, they say, given that authorities have already announced they won’t be filing any criminal charges against the unnamed teacher. But they gathered together Sunday to discuss their concerns in anticipation of Wednesday’s meeting, with the hope of getting some resolution once they meet face-to-face with authorities. “We finally got the meeting to ask why – and all I know is it’s going to be a very emotional meeting, because we’re just looking out for the best interests of our children,” said parent Larry Puentes, whose 10-year-old daughter Jazleen was injured in the Feb. 15 incident. The circumstances of the incident are still unclear. The fifth-graders involved claimed the teacher began hitting and kicking them for no reason as they ran laps for their P.E. class; district officials say the teacher has maintained she was only trying to protect her younger students as the older students started running into them. The teacher was immediately placed on paid administrative leave and an investigation was launched by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Bureau. After two weeks, the sheriff’s detectives presented the case to the District Attorney’s Office, which declined to pursue charges, said sheriff’s Capt. Michael Rothans. As such, Wednesday’s meeting will include Rothans, sheriff’s detectives and deputies, the deputy district attorney who declined to file charges, and officials from the school and El Rancho Unified School District. “The intent is to explain how the incident was reported, the timeline we were working on, how we responded and the investigation by the Special Victims Bureau,” Rothans said. “The deputy district attorney will also be there to give her reasons and I’m sure the school district will also speak on its behalf and be there to answer questions,” he added. Puentes said parents received phone calls Thursday night about the decision not to file charges. “They said there was insufficient evidence, that there were inconsistencies in the testimony of the kids and their stories,” Puentes said. “Then they said all their evidence didn’t tie in to fit their criteria on whether they should file charges.” Superintendent Norbert Genis says he’s received phone calls from parents wondering what would happen to the teacher – but he also got phone calls in support of her. “It’s a minority opinion, and they didn’t want to leave their names, but we’ve heard from parents who had their child in her class who said they were glad she protected them,” Genissaid. As for whether the teacher would be allowed to continue working at Meller, Genis would only say that the district is aware of the rights of its employees. “Contractually and legally, it’s not up to us in total to determine where and how she works,” Genis said. “She has a contract, she has protection within that contract as well as within the state education code. “Yes, she was accused, but she was also cleared of any wrongdoing,” he added. Nevertheless, says Puentes, “if the teacher in question did not inflict the scratches and bruises on our children, then who did?” “I feel the detectives and the district attorney are not really relying on the stories the children have given them,” Puentes said. “And that’s not good at all.” tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Open burning ban rescinded in Prince George Fire Centre

first_imgAs of noon today the open burning ban that’s in place in the Prince George Fire Centre will be lifted. A release from the Government of British Columbia states cooler temperatures and rain in the area has lowered the risk of fires.The release also notes that while the ban will be lifted, burning must be done safely. The Province recommends the following steps in doing so:– Ensure that enough people, water and tools are on hand to control the fire and prevent it from escaping.– Do not burn during windy conditions. Weather conditions can change quickly and the wind may carry embers to other combustible material and start new fires.– Create a fireguard at least one metre around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material.– Never leave a fire unattended.– Make sure that the fire is completely extinguished and the ashes are cold to the touch before leaving the area for any length of time.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Sheephaven SAC have first snorkel of the New Year in Portnablagh

first_imgIt’s January. Christmas festivities are now firmly behind us. The piles of roast potatoes, turkey and ham, mince pies have been served, the wine has flowed and all that Christmas cake, chocolate, and biscuits have been devoured.A member of Sheephaven Sub Aqua Club, Caroline says; “I once read that the average amount of weight gain in Ireland over Christmas is half a stone, so what a fantastic way to start the New Year for Sheephaven snorkelers by doing a 40 minute snorkel which took the snorkelers from Portnablagh Pier right over to near Killahoey Beach (next week hopefully we will land on the beach); a great way to start shifting that Christmas bulge!”“Water & air temperatures of around 10 degrees Celsius made it a comfortable task for Sheephaven’s hardy snorkelers. “Water visibility in the bay was effectively nil throughout the snorkel but sea conditions were near perfect with the sun making an appearance and a slight south westerly wind.“Then, it was off to Lizzies’ Diner in Dunfanaghy for a bite of breakfast and a bit o’ craic – a great start for Sheephaven SAC in 2017.Sheephaven SAC have first snorkel of the New Year in Portnablagh was last modified: January 8th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Portnablaghsheephaven sacsnorklerlast_img read more

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Arsenal defender to sign new four-year contract and stay at club until 2022

first_img crackers How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? The deal ensures Chambers’ future at Arsenal for four more years targets How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal NEW ERA Emery is seemingly an admirer of Calum Chambers Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img There are already a number of central defenders at Arsenal who Chambers has failed to displace in the past, including the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Rob Holding, Shkodran Mustafi and Konstantinos Mavropanos.Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos is also rumoured to be heading to the Emirates this summer, which could make Arsenal’s first team an even tougher nut for the former Southampton man to crack. 2 It appears Emery has quickly become a big fan of Chambers and sees big potential in the versatile defender, who is still just 23 years old.While the Englishman can play at both right-back and centre-back, it is understood that the new boss wants him to compete solely for a centre-back spot from now on. gameday cracker Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ possible standings REVEALED Latest Arsenal News Calum Chambers is set to sign a new four-year contract with Arsenal.The 23-year-old defender signed a two-year extension last October, but new manager Unai Emery is keen to extend that agreement, according to BBC Sport. LATEST last_img read more

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