James, on the exit ramp

first_imgTO James His time at Real Madrid is running out. The Colombian has seen how the coronavirus crisis has meant a temporary point and apart that still complicates a situation that pushes him, like Bale, towards the exit door. Before the break, Zidane showed him that he does not have him in his prayers and, in addition, their contractual situation is a field of thorns. Your link to the club ends in 2021 and this summer only opens two clear paths: a transfer (the most beneficial option for the entity) or that the footballer endures to go free next year being able to negotiate from January with whoever you want … The second came in the Cup, the competition James had to redeem himself. The elimination against Real left him as one of the great signaled. With 0-1 at half-time, he was replaced. From there, the coach did not even make him warm up at Villamarín despite Madrid’s leadership slipping away … The sports importance The coffee maker has drawn a descending line. Chopped. An unexpected summer ‘signing’, when his change in attitude after returning from Bayern announced a new james, to be tier meat. It is the 21st of the squad in minutes played (only 650 ‘) In the league, he has become almost an outlaw. Before the suspension, he has not been seen for different reasons since last October 19, at the trip in Son Moix (1-0). That procured him a touch of attention from Zidane. James has become a regular on the bench.DAVID GONZALEZ It hasn’t helped him either the controversial episode of his injury with Colombia in November. Coming from four games away for personal reasons (traveling to his country to meet his son) and a muscle problem, his team called him up and Zizou left an enigmatic phrase: “No injury, but not available “. Six days later, Colombia reported a ligament strain. It was the fifteenth injury of the playmaker in the last three years.Odegaard further blocks the wayJames will be 29 on July 12, has no place in this Real Madrid and their perspectives are even darker due to the plans of the white club to crown the Return Operation with Odegaard, as reported by AS. A left-hander with an offensive projection, just the profile of the Colombian … But Madrid’s maneuverability is limited. Last summer he did not receive the expected offer (€ 50M) from the two clubs most interested in James, Atlético and Nápoles, and The salary of the Colombian is important (€ 7,750,000 net) for a market that will be hit hard by the coronavirus. But the white entity does not want to risk seeing a footballer fly for free either. in 2014 it cost 80 millions of euros…last_img read more

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Grace gives more to Ben Francis Invit

first_img Principal Stewart says the meet is a reminder of the legacy of a former principal of the Clarendon-based institution. “We might not be the champions of Boys and Girls’ Championship in recent years, but we have won 22 times in the past, and continue to be in the top five in the girls’ category. We continue to make bold strides in sports and intellectually, as our young people are resources to be developed,” Dr Stewart said. Ben Francis thanked everyone involved in the staging of the meet that will be held for the first time outside the school compound. “On this occasion of the sixth staging of the Ben Francis meet, thanks to all who continue to make it possible. You have set the stage on which students continue to perform,” Francis said. Albert Lawrence, the first Vere Technical male Olympian and a member of Jamaica’s 4×100 metres silver-medal team in Los Angeles in 1984 is the patron of this year’s meet. Grace Foods Services and Western Union have increased their sponsorship for the sixth staging of the Vere Technical High School – Ben Francis Invitational track and field meet set for February 20 at the Jamalco Sports Complex in Clarendon. “We (Grace) have increased the sponsorship by $500,000 in sponsorship and execution of this meet as title sponsors. Last year, we budgeted $700,000, and this year it will be $1.2 million,” Angella Grandison-Reid, Grace Foods Services Company promotions and consumer services manager announced at the press launch yesterday at the Spanish Court Hotel. She pointed out that Grace has always assisted in the development of track and field meets. “We have been at development meets since 1975. This year, we are sponsoring 13 development meets, up from eight last year,” Grandison-Reid disclosed. The Vere Technical past student indicated that her company will continue to assist the meet. “Dr Henritta Stewart (principal of Vere), you don’t have to call us at Grace to find out if we are coming, as it is automatic,” Grandison-Reid asserted. Meanwhile, the coaches of the top medal-winning schools will walk away with cash incentives. “The top-three coaches will get $30,000, $15,000 and $10,000,” Olive Forrester, head of the physical education department at Vere revealed. There will also be prize monies worth $40,000 for each winner of the Championship events, such as high jump Class One (girls); 400 metres Class One (boys); 4×100 metres Class One (boys) and 4×400 metres (girls). Reminder of the legacylast_img read more

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Ottey’s stunning strike halts UWI’s charge

first_img “Tactically, we were brilliant against this UWI team, who we knew would be coming at us. They wanted to stay atop the standings and we needed to get closer to the top. It was a hard game, but we are delighted with the win,” Thelwell reasoned. Marcel Gayle, UWI’s coach said his team was unfortunate to concede so late into the game, but warned they will be come back after a two-week break stronger. “We lost, but we are not down-hearted; we gave a go. We never looked like scoring and had the misfortune of conceding, but we will be stronger for this defeat,” he said. Ottey’s goal was on the cards as he flashed a header just over the crossbar in the 37th minute and before that had a powerful shot blocked by a defender. “I told myself that I needed to score. It was up to me to score and I am happy with the goal. It was beautiful,” said Ottey, who also has four assist, on the season. Western Bureau: Montego Bay United’s (MBU) enigmatic winger Alan Ottey notched his fifth goal of the season with a sumptuous second-half strike to give the defending Red Stripe Premier League champions a narrow 1-0 victory over the University of the West Indies (UWI) FC yesterday. Playing without their two preferred forwards – Dino Williams, who was serving a one match ban for card accumulation, and Corey Hylton, who is out injured – MBU wasted several chances to score, particularly in the first half. But in a battle of the champion team versus the league leaders coming into the match, it seemed they might have had to settle for a point, until Ottey’s magic shone through. He picked up a pass laid inside, swivelled and unleashed his shot, leaving the outstanding Amal Knight beaten in the UWI goal for the game’s only strike and three very important points for the champions. They were also without their technical director Slavisa Bozicic and wing back Zvezdan Doreilovic, who are both away on family matters. But MBU never needed them, as Ottey, Donovan Carey, Ronaldo Rodney and Jermaine Woozencroft were superb going forward. Rodney should have scored three goals in the 18th, 27th and 30th minutes, respectively, but either fired over or straight at the UWI goalkeeper. He was later substituted in the second half. The win was a good one for MBU, who had stumbled in the last two matches away, but playing at home in more familiar environs worked for them, with assistant coach Dillon Thelwell telling The Gleaner that he was pleased with the performance. “This was a very good performance. There were some nervous moments, but we did the job,” Thelwell said. HARD GAMElast_img read more

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Roraima Airways honours ‘heroes’ of aircraft fire

first_imgIn light of the recent incident last week Tuesday where a Dynamic Aircraft had caught fire at the Ogle Airport, the Roraima Airways on Wednesday recognised and awarded the seven engineers and technicians who had gone beyond the call of duty to avert the fire.During a ceremony, these persons were each awarded with a Roraima Airways Medal of Honour, a certificate of Valour for their display of bravery at the accident site and an overnight trip for themselves and four other members of their family to the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana Resort, Arrowpoint Nature Resort.The awardees, executives and some of the guests who were presentAfter perusing the airport footage, it was ascertained by the management of the airways that the fire was put out in under a minute as a result of the quick response by the seven staff.Addressing the gathering of staff and other officials, Captain Gerry Gouveia, managing director of the Roraima Group of Companies, extended his gratitude to the staff for ensuring that the incident did not escalate.While pointing out what the devastating outcome might have been, Gouveia noted that the prompt response from the engineers and technicians at the scene accounted for the issue not spiralling out of control. He vowed to continue working along with his team to ensure that there is no recurrence of the incident in future.Even though an inquiry has been launched into the circumstances surrounding the incident, it was announced that this is still in progress, and it would be a matter of time before a final statement can be drawn.“An investigation would not be in days or in weeks, it takes time to be completed. The inquiry is still in progress,” Edward Boyle, chairman of the Private Sector Commission outlined during his remarks.He said that the team is actively involved in assessing the scene to ascertain what the cause was and what can be done to avert possible recurrences.Meanwhile, Minister of Labour, Keith Scott, additionally lauded the persons for their courageousness in fighting the fire. He mentioned that without their response, the entire airport might have been put at risk of being destroyed.As the country recently observed its Occupational Health and Safety month, the Roraima Airways was challenged to maintain good health and safety practices at all times so there would be no incidents or accidents at working sites. Scott also reminded that the ministry will be swooping down on employees to ensure that their working standards are within the perimeter as set out to maximise safety at the workplace.Those awarded were Mark Matheson, Jason Farley, Michael Husbands, Darcy Chambers, Dwain Lewis, Avishkar Ramlochan and Rajendra Danraj.last_img read more

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Needs assessment for connectivity being explored

first_imgInternet in Region 9Public Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes and a team comprising officials from the ministry and the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) are in the Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo region (Region Nine) meeting with residents and regional executives to address concerns relative to Internet connectivity.Minister Catherine Hughes handing over five laptop computers to students of St Ignatius Secondary SchoolIn her first engagement with officials from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the Regional Executive Officer Kerwin Warde and other sector representatives at Lethem, Minister Hughes informed that the team would be conducting a needs assessment in an effort to determine what is required to strengthen the e-Government service.She explained that the administration’s overall thrust is to create access to more online Government services in the hinterland, and to ensure that educational facilities and other agencies are equipped with Wi-Fi.The meeting, the minister said, offers an opportunity for the representatives to interface and discuss ways in which the residents of the region can capitalise on Internet connectivity for enhancing their lives.Similar sentiments were echoed by Chairman of the NDMA, Floyd Levi, who said this visit is the first for 2018 in the region, and marks the beginning of the initiative to extend e-Government services to remote communities.He disclosed that the NDMA would soon be establishing an office in the town of Lethem, with at least one administrative staff member to assist the region with technical issues that may arise.Levi said the vision is to foster a close relationship with the regional administration, to ensure the efficient execution of the Authority’s mandate.A smart classroom equipped with teleconferencing facilities is soon to be launched as well.last_img read more

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Five key dates in the Mesut Ozil saga

first_img0Shares0000The photo taken on May 13, 2018 showing Mesut Ozil (L) with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked the controversy which led to Ozil retiring from the German national football team © TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/AFP/File / KAYHAN OZERBERLIN, Germany, Jul 23 – Here are the key moments that culminated in Mesut Ozil’s bombshell announcement he was retiring from international football after a career including Germany’s triumph at the 2014 World Cup:– Erdogan meeting – The fiasco started on May 13 when Ozil and fellow Germany midfielder Ilkay Gundogan met Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in London during a charity gala event.Both players posed for pictures with Erdogan, who they presented with shirts of their respective clubs Arsenal and Manchester City, the latter of which was signed “for my president” by City star Gundogan.The photos were released on social media by Erdogan’s election campaign team on May 14, the day before the Germany squad for the World Cup finals was announced.Gundogan posted on Instagram to say the pictures were not a “political statement”, but Ozil kept silent.They were heavily criticised by German politicians and football pundits, while Reinhard Grindel, the president of the German FA (DFB), said the players had allowed themselves to be “manipulated”.– World Cup call-up –Despite heavy criticism in Germany of the controversial pictures, head coach Joachim Loew named both Ozil and Gundogan in his provisional World Cup squad on May 15.“Not for a second” had Loew thought of leaving them out, despite calls for the pair to be dropped.On May 19, Ozil and Gundogan meet Loew and senior DFB officials, plus German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin, in a failed attempt to clear up the matter.Steinmeier said both players affirmed their loyalty to Germany during the meeting.Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil (C) celebrates scoring the opening goal in the Austria v Germany friendly on June 2, but was booed by travelling German fans in Klagenfurt, Austria. © APA/AFP / Johann GRODER“I grew up here and I’m faithful to my country,” Ozil was quoted by Steinmeier as saying, while Gundogan added, “Germany is today clearly my country and my team”.– Jeers and whistles –Ozil and Gundogan were jeered and whistled by travelling German fans during a 2-1 friendly defeat away to Austria in Klagenfurt on June 2, despite Ozil scoring the opening goal.Ozil sat out the narrow friendly win over Saudi Arabia six days later in Leverkusen, but Gundogan was booed when he came on and reportedly later wept in the German dressing room.– Bierhoff blunder –Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaeus said Ozil no longer seemed comfortable playing in the Germany shirt in the wake of the shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in the opening World Cup game.Loew then dropped Ozil for the last-gasp 2-1 win over Sweden, but reinstated him for the 2-0 defeat to South Korea which saw the holders crash out in the group stages.In an interview on July 6 in newspaper Welt, Germany’s team director Oliver Bierhoff implied Ozil should have been left out of the World Cup squad — then back-tracked in an embarrassing twist.Two days later, Grindel says Ozil should make his position clear to German fans in magazine Kicker, while Ozil’s father rejected the criticism and says his son should retire from Germany duty.– Ozil quits –(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 27, 2018 Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea. The 2-0 defeat in Kazan was the last of his 92 appearances for Germany. © AFP/File / Luis AcostaAfter scoring 23 goals in 92 matches for Germany, Ozil retired from international football with immediate effect on July 22 after breaking his silence in lengthy posts on Twitter and Instagram.“For me, having a picture with President Erdogan wasn’t about politics or elections, it was about me respecting the highest office of my family’s country,” he wrote.“The treatment I have received from the DFB and many others makes me no longer want to wear the German national team shirt.“I feel unwanted and think what I have achieved since my international debut in 2009 has been forgotten.“In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win but I am an immigrant when we lose.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Coral Daily Download – Allardyce set for the chop at West Ham?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman claims the betting firm saw a flurry of bets on West Ham manager Sam Allardyce becoming the next Premier League manager to be removed from his post.There was also a Glorious Goodwood preview, along with a look ahead to day three of the Third Test between England and India.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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APPEALS TO FIND LOST DRIVING LICENSE

first_imgA Donegal Daily reader has appealed to readers to help find his driving license.Aaron Rodgers lost his license on the Main Street in Letterkenny at the weekend and is traveling abroad tomorrow.HIs license is a must and he is appealing to our readers to help him find it. If you have found Aaron’s license, please email us at info@donegaldaily.com and you will make one Donegal man very happy.APPEALS TO FIND LOST DRIVING LICENSE was last modified: April 11th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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MINISTER TO HEAR DESPERATE PLIGHT OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN DONEGAL

first_imgDozens of small business owners from Letterkenny and across Co Donegal are to be given the chance to explain their difficulties to Minister of State Brian Hayes tomorrow.The Minister for Public Service reform is inviting business owners to meet with him when he visits Browne Printers in the Cathedral Town for a special event.The aim of the event is so the Minister can hear how such businesses have had to adapt and review in the current economic climate. Browne Printers is a small family business employing 14 people.They have been in business for just over 21years supplying, Print, Design, Signage and Office Supplies for customers nationwide.Like all small businesses currently they are working hard to market their business to ensure secure employment for their staff and for the future of the business.Letterkenny Chamber President John Watson said “The Ministers area of responsibility is of particular relevance to many of our members. “This event is an opportunity for us to tell the Minister of State directly about the issues that are affecting us, to help him understand what it is like to be running a business in the current climate and to hear from him what measures the government are implementing to support the small business sector.”In Donegal 95% of companies employ less than 10 employees so any measures that can support their future stability and that of all employers and self employed people might help in giving them the confidence to move forward.“There are some key issues in terms of regulation, bureaucracy, finance and procurement that are putting pressure on small businesses and we hope to use this meeting as an opportunity to voice these concerns directly,” added Mr Watson.The meeting will take place on Tuesday 29th May at 3pm in Browne Printers, Port Road, Letterkenny.Places will be limited so preference will be given to Letterkenny Chamber members. MINISTER TO HEAR DESPERATE PLIGHT OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 28th, 2012 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:BROWNE PRINTERSJOhn WatsonLetterkenny ChamberMINISTER BRIAN HAYESlast_img read more

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REVEALED: DONEGAL BIN COMPANY HAS DISPOSAL LICENSE REVOKED

first_imgFerrys – has lost its waste collection licenseA BIN company boss with multiple convictions for illegal dumping has had his waste collection license taken off him. The National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO) has confirmed that Donegal’s biggest refuse company was told of its decision.Jim Ferry, who runs Ferry’s Refuse at Manorcunningham and covers most of the county, was was fined €12,000, ordered to pay costs of €30,000 to Donegal County Council and given a six month suspended jail sentence after his latest conviction. The 56-year-old father of six, of Rossbracken, Manorcunningham had contested 12 charges but was found guilty at Letterkenny District Court a trial.The case followed an extensive undercover investigation by Donegal County Council’s Waste Enforcement Officer, Dean McClintock.Covert video recordings showed a Ferry’s lorry dumping waste in pre-excavated holes in a field in Falcarragh in June 2010.Council officers later found more than 1,000 cubic metres of rubbish buried at the site. Former employee Marty McDermott claimed in court that he was paid €5,000 by someone he wouldn’t name to dump the waste in order to discredit Mr Ferry.Senior Counsel on behalf of Donegal County Council, Mr Richard Lyons BL, said Marty McDermott’s evidence was “wholly unbelievable” and “farcical” and told the judge that he was entitled to disregard it.Judge Paul Kelly said he found McDermott’s evidence to be “vague” and “unconvincing.”Donegal County Council has confirmed that Ferry’s company has faced 28 charges before the courts in the past 15 years.Mr Ferry was given four separate suspended prison sentences during various cases before Letterkenny District Court. He now has until August 11 to apply to Offaly District Court in an attempt to have the decision of NWCPO overturned. The council runs the national office.If he fails to win the case, it will close the company. It’s not clear how this would effect customers.Mr Ferry recently paid fines and fees of €274,000 to the Revenue Commissioners for failing to pay VAT collected from his customers.REVEALED: DONEGAL BIN COMPANY HAS DISPOSAL LICENSE REVOKED was last modified: July 28th, 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:CasecourtdonegalFerry’s Refuse Collectionletterkennylast_img read more

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