Ramos and Benzema rush to get to Sevilla

first_imgFor its part, Benzema, who in the penultimate training was part of the session with the group, also exercised normally. The Frenchman, who missed the Super Cup tournament in Arabia when he suffered a fibrillar microrrotura during the match against Getafe on January 4, opts to return to the title against the Sevilla players. Precisely, a goal of his in the first round meeting meant the triumph of those of Zidane against those of Lopetegui. With his return, Zizou would be relieved of his problem in attack, since Jovic is also recovered from a rash that occurred in Jeddah. The big victim on this occasion would be Mariano, who after playing in the Super Cup, would fall back into ostracism. Sergio Ramos and Benzema were the two best news of Real Madrid in the last training before Real Madrid receives Sevilla (Saturday 18, 4:00 p.m., Movistar LaLIga). The two players exercised at the same pace as the rest of their teammates, so it will be Zidane who decides if they are summoned and finally play against Sevilla. Those who are totally discarded to face Julen Lopetegui’s team are Marco Asensio and Hazard, who continue with their recovery processes, respectively.center_img For Sergio Ramos, the encounter with his former team is always something special, and more since the last controversies that took place at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium. The captain, who was injured in the final of the Supercup last 12 (sprained his ankle in a fortuitous set with Morata) participated in the typical rounds and in the races that Dupont commands. Of course, it showed a huge blue strip of kinesio tape on his right leg. These strips are used to treat muscle injuries (tears, contractures …), sprains, etc., but the camero made no gesture during the session.last_img read more

Eagles topple Maroons

first_imgEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Break new ground “It always gives you satisfaction when you win, especially since it’s our first of the season, and my first one as the coach,” said FEU coach Olsen Racela. “But we’re still far from what we want to be. We still have a lot of things to do and take care of.”Arespacochaga, meanwhile, downplayed the back-to-back 20-point victories to start the season, saying the Eagles still have their work cut out for them if they want to reach the finals again.“Our mentality and philosophy is ‘next game’ and it might have been a 20-point win for us, but we want to keep on improving,” he said. “We don’t want to look at that 20-point win and get big-headed. It doesn’t show how hard we had to fight, especially defensively against all their (UP’s) good guards.” Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend The Eagles extended a 44-36 halftime lead to 11 points in the third period, before enjoying a 24-point buffer late in the game as Tio, who missed the opening-day win over Adamson due to an ankle injury, caught fire with 10 of his output in the final period.“We’re just happy for Tyler because he’s been working hard since last season,” said Ravena. “We always knew he can contribute.”“I was just doing my job for the team,” said Tio, a standout from Xavier High School, who initially only had Canadian citizenship before applying for a Philippine passport last year.Three days after hitting the triple that lifted the Maroons to a 74-73 win over University of Santo Tomas, Paul Desiderio was held to just nine points on 4-of-18 shooting as he struggled to find his rhythm. But rookie Juan Gomez De Liano got going early and finished with 16 points for the Maroons, who fell to a tie with Far Eastern U at 1-1.The Tamaraws turned back University of the East, 90-83, earlier after another strong game from Ron Dennison, who had 16 points. Prince Orizu also finished with a double-double of 15 points and 16 rebounds aside from anchoring FEU’s interior defense.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start MOST READ Ateneo guard Tyler Tio wasted little time showing the skills that made him a blue-chip recruit a year ago, while the rest of the Blue Eagles once again stamped their class against another contender.ADVERTISEMENT Bombers try to keep distance vs Knights LATEST STORIES With Tio delivering one of the finest debuts in recent memory, the Eagles rolled past the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 92-71, last Wednesday to grab the early lead in the UAAP Season 80 basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Tio, who sat out last season after he was unable to get a Philippine passport in time for the tournament, finished with 14 points in just 11 minutes, going 6-for-6 from the field as the Eagles brandished the depth of their squad to seize the early lead in the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThirdy Ravena once again led the Eagles with 16 points and six rebounds, while Chiz Ike followed up his strong opening-day performance with a nine-point, seven-rebound haul for the Eagles. Aaron Black also had a solid game of nine points and 10 boards.“Hats off to the guys who stepped up for us,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. “One of the things that coach Tab (Baldwin) said at halftime was we needed to play better defense and take care of the ball and we saw some improvement in the second half.” 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 awardlast_img read more

“We will root out corruption, rogue ranks” – Commander Brutus

first_imgC Division 2018 crime fighting strategy……as we make more inroads in crime fightBy Michael YoungeIn order for more success to be achieved in the fight against crime along the East Coast corridor, there must be a deliberate and sustained effort to root out internal corruption and rogue ranks, while at the same time improving community relations that could lead to an unprecedented boost in the levels of confidence and trust reposed in lawmen who are serving citizens there.C Division Commander, Calvin BrutusThis is the position adopted by C Division (East Coast Demerara) Divisional Commander Calvin Brutus who, on Wednesday, recommitted himself to the task of building a more professional policing division where respect for citizens is high on the agenda, with a view of upholding law and order, even if it means holding both junior and senior ranks to higher levels of accountability and integrity as they dispatch their constitutional and professional remit.Brutus, who recently returned from annual leave, said 2017 saw his division achieving an overall 12 per cent reduction in serious crimes while at the same time clinching a two per cent reduction in fatal accidents.He said this was achieved because of several new crime fighting approaches that were rolled out in 2017 which saw his division improving its community relations and ties through the social crime preventing initiatives and “Intel driven policing”.Asked first about the increasing concerns of citizens within his catchment area about the alarming levels of unprofessional conduct by ranks while dispatching their duties at the community levels, Police stations and roadways, Brutus said the standing orders and Police policy is clear as day on this.“We look at addressing it through several approaches because it is both an internal and external problem. At the local level, we do so through our instruction classes”, he marked before revealing that he recently initiated a monthly muster where all available ranks are briefed on a variety of issues and told how to address a number of situations that may prove difficult.“As soon as those complaints about unprofessionalism come, we investigate them and take action. Many cases are pending. Some persons were transferred while others are dismissed and we will continue in that vein. We look at education and the coercive measures that is taking acting through OPR and at other levels,” he reported.Brutus said decisions are mostly taken on documented reports but denied that there was an increase in those reports over the past two years. He admitted that these complaints have been constant as the division is in the process of being decentralised.Questioned about a new phenomenon developing along the East Coast where Police Officers, specifically traffic ranks are circling entertainment spots, hiding in dark areas and harassing law-abiding citizens for money through deceptive means, Brutus said he is unaware of the situation.But persons who spoke with Guyana Times on Wednesday claimed that Policemen were asking them to travel to the nearest Police station to conduct breathalyzer tests, especially if the person is found to be under the influence of alcohol. The Policemen on patrol then hint a possible settlement and the monies are allegedly paid and the errant driver is allowed to go, only to be stopped by another patrol group, tested and charged for the DUI offence.Brutus said he would investigate the complaint as he restated the Force’s policy on handling DUI cases. He maintained that the tests are supposed to be conducted on the spot.“That’s the initial test because it makes no sense or it’s rather inconvenient, and the law is clear…even in our policy, that you take someone off the road and inconvenience them, they lose time and distance travelled, and expense in gas and what have you, to take them somewhere to test them and then to find out there’s no alcohol in their systems. It’s an inconvenience and that’s why we have the mobile stations where the tests ought to be administered on the road, on the spot where ever you stop them,” he said strongly.He said that he would not uphold the harassment or unnecessary interference of law abiding citizens by ranks who are seeking to induce bribes or achieve personal objectives as he recommitted himself to running a professional division.“Once the reports are credible, we will take action. We will root out all corruption and corrupt ranks,” Brutus remarked as he signalled his new zero tolerance approach.The C Division Commander said the onus was on ranks to conduct themselves properly even though he said “he hasn’t had” any credible reports about collusion between criminals and Police in the execution of criminal activities and plots.He reiterated the fact that “Trust has to do a lot with our relationship with members of public and discharging our duties in a professional way… it is encouraging to see the rise in the level of confidence reposed in our Police and but the process is incremental… we have to tackle corruption in order to achieve more success”.In November 2017, Acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine had affirmed that the Force has no place for unprofessional conduct.“We have to be skilled and professional in our actions, a tower of strength and virtue, and accept that all of our actions have to be subjected to continuous public scrutiny,” Commissioner Ramnarine had said.He had warned that actions will be taken against any rank who seeks to use their position for their own selfish gain or to harass citizens.last_img read more

Murder accused “Rasta Bean” nabbed

first_imgWanted murder accused Deion Evans, also known as “Rasta Bean”, who allegedly shot and killed 24-year-old Xavier Boyal at Puruni Landing on November 12, 2018, was nabbed by the Police on Saturday. This was confirmed by F Division (Interior locations) Commander Kevin Adonis who stated that the suspect is being questioned in relation to the murder.He is expected to be transported to Georgetown where he will be arraigned with the capital offence. The now dead pork knocker who hailed from Waramuri Mission, Moruca River, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini) was shot during an altercation.It was reported that Boyal who was employed by a dredge owner of Supply, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, and was working at Rock Creek, Puruni River.The Police stated that on the day in question, Boyal left Rock Creek along with one of his co-workers, 20-year-old Orlando Marks, and went to a popular disco at Puruni Landing.At the location, Marks was engaged in an altercation with an unknown man during which he was punched to his face.Upon seeing this, Boyal reportedly intervened and pushed the assailant away. After sometime, Marks and Boyal left the disco and were heading to their mining camp.Around the same time, a food vendor was starting his car when Deion Evans, also called “Rasta Bean”, joined the vehicle and instructed him to drive.The driver was ordered to take him to a specific location but on their way, the suspect whipped out a gun from his pants waist and pointed the gun towards the windscreen. He reportedly discharged a round which struck Boyal who was walking along the side of the road.The now dead man fell to the ground and it was this time the suspect exited the vehicle and escaped but not before discharging another round. Boyal was reportedly shot trice. A 9mm shell was found on the scene.last_img read more

New policies will drive away investors – Private Sector

first_imgForeign exchange fiascoThe Private Sector Commission (PSC) has condemned the new regulations announced by the Government to stabilise the foreign exchange markets. According to the Commission, the new policies announced will only drive investors away.According to the PSC, which made a statement on Friday, stricter regulations and closer monitoring of the exchange market are policies which affect the free flow ofPSC Chairman Edward Boyermoney and do not bode well for an already slow economy.It expressed consternation at Minister of State Joseph Harmon’s pronouncement on Thursday at a post-Cabinet press briefing.“The Private Sector Commission strongly condemns this move by the Government which would have the certain effect of accelerating the capital flight, which has already begun with the erosion of confidence in the economy.”The Commission warned that the stated intentions of Government to introduce restrictions will specifically affect the repatriation of earnings of foreign companies operating in Guyana.“Foreign direct investment in the economy has already slowed and a policy which prevents the repatriation of the earnings of these companies has the potential to move the influx of investment from a trickle to a halt.”The PSC stated that it wishes to remind Government that the country has gone down this path before with disastrous consequences to the economy. “The Guyana economy can ill afford the certain deleterious effects of history repeating itself.”Recently, there have been reports of a shortage of foreign currency in the system. Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Bank of Guyana Governor, Gobind Ganga, have consistently denied this.It was at the opening of Citizens Bank on January 20 that Jordan had announced that on the supply side, some exporters have been withholding sales of foreign currency to the system.This, he had stated, was possibly with the hope of provoking a depreciation of the domestic currency in order to maximise their Guyana-dollar profits.“Aggravating this untenable situation is the action of some net foreign exchange earners, who are demanding foreign currency from the market, while hoarding their foreign currency holdings.Some companies are even purchasing foreign exchange to facilitate trade for their counterparts outside of Guyana, while a few exporters and importers are conducting foreign exchange transactions bilaterally, outside of the foreign exchange market,” the Finance Minister stated.According to Jordan, the gap between the buying and selling rates for foreign currency, especially in bigger banks, had led to some level of disintermediation.“These banks act as the pacesetters in the pricing of foreign currency and interest rates. They have great influence in creating uneven competition for smaller banks. These developments have artificially stressed the foreign exchange market,” he said,Jordan had then issued an ominous warning. He stated that if the Government’s entreaties to those involved did not work, then action would be taken against the guilty parties.New measuresAt the post-Cabinet press briefing on Thursday, Harmon projected the Government’s will when he announced upcoming measures aimed at ensuring that exporters repatriate their export earnings.“The Bank of Guyana is therefore expected to issue a number of guidelines with regards to the new regulations and monitoring,” he said.Harmon added that these will include ensuring that exporters repatriate their export earnings at the banking system as is required and conducting close monitoring and examination of bank and non-bank cambios to maintain orderly market behaviour and stability.According to the Minister of State, measures were also taken to ensure that all foreign loans and grants issued are disbursed on time, so as to increase the flow of foreign currency in the country.Meanwhile, addressing reports of commercial banks syphoning foreign exchange to selective clients, Harmon posited that these new guidelines are aimed at preventing such practices. He noted that previously, Central Bank could not have stopped this practice because of the quality of oversight it had then; however, he noted that this situation will soon be reversed.last_img read more

El Monte wins opener

first_imgThe Falcons loaded the bases twice, but an inning-ending 2-3-2 double play killed one of the rallies. The other opportunity ended with consecutive strikeouts by Rodriguez, who came in to relieve starter Adrian Farfan and finished the shortened game. Farfan went 51/3 innings, giving up seven runs on 12 hits. “Two plays killed us, the catcher’s interference and when the ball didn’t get by the right fielder on the diving play,” Duarte coach Steve Richards said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Raymond Huerta and Miguel Rodriguez each had two-run doubles in the inning. With the score 8-1 in the fourth inning, Duarte tried to rally, but each time the Falcons scored, the Lions had a response. Duarte pitcher Brandon Lee was forced into the starting role after not pitching for two years because scheduled starter Pablo Garcia was sick all week. Lee had a strong first inning but struggled the rest of the way, going 21/3 innings and giving up eight runs on seven hits and three walks. Garcia was brought in to try and settle things down. He went 22/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits and walking one. “Our guys played every inning like it was 0-0,” Mesias said. EL MONTE – El Monte High School opened its baseball season with an 11-7 nonleague victory over Duarte in a game called in the sixth inning because of darkness. After trailing 1-0, the El Monte bats came alive in the second. The Lions sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning, scoring six runs to take control. center_img In that inning, Aldo Medina hit a routine ground out, but catcher’s interference was called on Duarte’s Ryan Daniels. Instead of having a runner on third with one out, there were runners on the corners with nobody out. “We just kept getting base hit after base hit, and we scored a lot of runs in that inning,” El Monte coach Mark Mesias said. last_img read more

Province, City Hall react to budget announcements on infrastructure

first_imgMeantime, Mayor Ackerman says the City doesn’t have any specific project construction plan which right at the moment jumps out as a beneficiary of the change, but she did focus on widening 100 Street as a possibility.Back to Fassbender for a moment, he’s also among those voicing concern about the rising federal deficit, which is now pegged at $30-billion.He says while BC remains committed to budget surpluses, the Trudeau government is willing to go into the red, which we note is something the Canadian Taxpayers Federation is calling a reckless dive into unnecessary deficits and increased public debt. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Province’s Community and Sport Minister Peter Fassbender says the first federal budget from the new Liberal government is ‘a step forward,’ in the cost-sharing arrangement featuring the three levels of government for communities across the country with infrastructure project construction plans.It promises to pay up to 50 per cent for large infrastructure projects, a hike from the one-third cost sharing split set by the former Conservative government.However, the devil could be in the details, and they could vary from province to province.- Advertisement -Fassender has indicated here in B.C. it is likely to be a small benefit.He notes the B.C. government will not budge on its pledge to pay its one-third share, meaning while their share has been reduced, municipalities will still be on the hook for 17 per cent of overall costs.The Minister also says the requirement for a referendum on any new funding initiative also stands.Advertisementlast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Got a van? This could be the job for you!

first_imgFastway Couriers North West are seeking Contact Drivers for their Letterkenny-based depot.Management are looking to recruit Contract drivers with their own vans who will cover specific territories in Donegal. Staff will be based from the depot in Letterkenny.The ideal candidate must have their own Long wheel Base, Mid roof van, preferably white. A good knowledge of the county is preferable but not essential.To Apply, email: northwest@fastway.ieContact:  0866665595Job Vacancy: Got a van? This could be the job for you! was last modified: September 20th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Contact DriversFastway CouriersJob Vacanciesletterkenny jobsvanlast_img read more

Changes urged for injunctions on gangs

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Balancing the effectiveness of gang injunctions with the need to offer hope to young people to break from a life of crime, a city panel Wednesday called for a review of how to change the injunctions. “The way it is now, a gang injunction is a life sentence for these people,” anti-gang activist Blinky Rodriguez told members of the City Council Ad Hoc Committee on Gang Violence. “We need to put a gun in the fence to give them a chance to get out.” Others at the second hearing on the issue, however, testified on the effectiveness of injunctions – 27 of which are now in effect across the city – and how they have reduced crime and violence. They were started by former City Attorney James Hahn in 1997 against the Blythe Street gang in Van Nuys, allowing police to arrest gang members when they were meeting, limit their ability to loiter and regulate their behavior. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Matthew Hale of the county Public Defender’s Office urged changes allowing a gang member to get out from under an injunction. “It is far too easy to get on a gang injunction and too hard to get out of it,” he said. Several others agreed, with some saying the Los Angeles Police Department had used injunctions to create a “siege mentality.” Councilwoman Janice Hahn said she does not believe injunctions will disappear, but changes could let youths who have renounced gangs be released from an injunction’s requirements. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390last_img read more

Women’s Soccer to Play Two Key Missouri Valley Conference Road Matches this Week

first_imgIndiana State (6-6-3, 0-3-1 MVC) is looking to move out of the eighth spot in the league standings. The Sycamores have a big midweek game Wednesday night at Illinois State. Senior Katie Wells leads the conference in goals with nine, including scoring one goal in each of the team’s past two matches. The Bulldogs and the Panthers have played a back-and-forth series in the past five matches with both teams claiming one win each with three ties. Drake holds a 9-4-4 advantage in the all-time series, that featured three-straight regular season draws from 2014-16 before the Bulldogs’ 2-1 victory at home last season. Senior Kelsey Yarrow has a team-high five goals for UNI. Drake recorded its third shutout in its first four MVC matches with the draw. The Bulldogs’ defense has been stout in league play in front of standout sophomore goalkeeper Kelsie Stone (Hoffman Estates, Ill.), who has played every minute in between the posts for the Bulldogs, and allowed just one goal in Drake’s four conference matches. For the season, Stone, has made 65 saves and allowed 14 goals in the Bulldogs’ 14 matches. UNI Live Stats Story Links CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team travels to Cedar Falls Wednesday evening for a midweek road clash against in-state rival UNI. The 7 p.m. contest is the first of two key MVC road matches for Drake (5-8-1, 2-1-1 MVC) this week, which plays at Indiana State Sunday, Oct. 21 at 12 p.m. Both road games will be broadcast on ESPN3.center_img The Bulldogs are coming off a scoreless home draw with Evansville (4-8-2, 2-1-1 MVC) as the two teams are currently tied for second place in the MVC standings. With three regular season matches remaining, Drake is battling for seeding in the MVC Championship. The top six teams in the final standings qualify for the MVC Championship, which begins with campus site matches Oct. 28. The top two teams receive byes to the semifinals that start Nov. 1 at Loyola (6-6-1, 3-1-0 MVC), which is currently in first place. UNI (7-6-2, 2-2-0 MVC) is tied with Illinois State (7-7-2, 2-2-0 MVC) in third place. Indiana State Live Stats Following this week of play, Drake hosts Missouri State Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. in the regular season finale. The match against the Bears will be streamed on ESPN3. Print Friendly Version UNI ESPN3 last_img read more