Bartomeu uses Braithwaite as a shield and asks to change the norm

first_imgWhen the avalanche of questions about the institutional situation arrived, he clung to the following position: “I reiterate what I said in the presentation of the Vázquez Montalbán award, when I have more to say, we will summon you. Today I am very excited to introduce a new player, LaLiga is very open and Martin’s talent will help us I hope he brings us a lot. We always work to win everything. I do not want more injured we have the ambition to fight LaLiga, the Champions League is different depends on specific moments, we will see the feelings we have, Martin brings us strength, desire and hobby. “The president added that the club is “doing an internal analysis, for now there will be no news, what I hope is that Messi will continue forever”.Asked about the possibility of the new signing leaving in summer was blunt: “He has signed 4 and a half years and his freedom is worth 300 million. He arrives to help the team, it would only be missing. “ Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of Barcelona, ​​used Martin Braithwaite as a parapet to avoid answering questions about the crisis generated in Barcelona after the SER chain revealed the hiring of the company I3 Ventures. Bartomeu held on to explanations already given on another occasion and He urged a mantra plan for journalists to ask him about the footballer.The Blaugrana president began by saying that he wanted to give his “support to Ousmane Dembélé, the operation went very well and will soon be with us, for now, we have Martin “, who wished him” good luck “. The president also had a souvenir for Leganés, whom he supported despite having taken away a player: “The rule should be modified, it is not fair that the Leganés cannot sign now. “last_img read more

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The Premier extends its suspension: it will not be played until April 30

first_imgThe FA Rules and Regulations state that “the season will end no later than June 1” and “each competition, within the limit set by the FA, will determine the length of its own playing season.”However, the FA Board has agreed that this limit be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to professional soccer.Furthermore, we have collectively agreed that professional play in England will be further postponed until April 30.The progress of COVID-19 remains unclear and we can assure everyone that the health and well-being of players, staff and supporters is our priority. We will continue to follow government advice and work collaboratively to keep the situation under review and explore all available options to find ways to resume the season when conditions allow.We would all like to re-emphasize that our thoughts go out to everyone affected by COVID-19. The Premier League will not be played until at least April 30. That is the date that the English football bodies are set for the competition to return to action. At first, the competition had stopped until April 4, but the advance of the coronavirus has made the English authorities have decided to extend the postponement of the Premier.This has been announced through an official statement:The FA, Premier League, EFL, and women’s professional game, along with the PFA and LMA, understand that we are in unprecedented times and that our thoughts are with all those affected by COVID-19.We are united in our commitment to find ways to resume the 2019/20 football season and ensure that all national and European club cup and league matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space on the calendar to ensure that league and cup matches for national and European clubs have a better chance of being played and by doing so maintain the integrity of each competition.last_img read more

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More Sports In Brief

first_imgFisher robbed LOS ANGELES (AP): Los Angeles police say burglars got away with more than US$300,000 worth of jewellery from the home of former Lakers guard Derek Fisher. Officer Drake Madison says the burglary happened Monday morning at the house in the Tarzana neighbourhood. The home was unoccupied at the time. Madison says he doesn’t know if the suspects got away with any of Fisher’s NBA championship rings. Fisher won five titles with the Lakers. He coached the New York Knicks from 2014-2016. Russian bobsledder banned MOSCOW (AP): Russian bobsledder who won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics has been banned for four years for doping. Dmitry Trunenkov, who won the four-man bobsled at the Sochi Games, tested positive last year and has been banned by the Russian Bobsled Federation, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency said. The ban won’t affect his Olympic gold medal. Trunenkov said the banned anabolic steroid stanozolol was found in his sample, but denied doping, and said he would consult lawyers about a possible appeal. He also suggested the test was faked to discredit Russian sports. Stars to miss Fed Cup first round WHITE PLAINS, NY (AP): Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Angelique Kerber will sit out the first-round Fed Cup matches between the United States and Germany. New US captain Kathy Rinaldi announced her roster yesterday for the best-of-five series on February 11-12 in Maui, Hawaii. The Williams sisters met in the Australian Open final, with Serena winning her 23rd Grand Slam title. Serena also replaced Kerber, who was the Australian Open defending champion, at No. 1 in the WTA rankings this week.last_img read more

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Health Ministry Should Handle Ebola Bodies

first_imgOne of the most critical aspects of any epidemic is how its casualties—the remains of those who die—are disposed of. Such disposals, no matter the cause of death, are considered throughout the world as a medical and scientific, NOT a political function.  This is where the pathologist comes in.  A pathologist is a medical doctor who has specialized in the interpretation and diagnosis of the changes caused by disease in tissues and body fluids. Medical doctors have a joke about pathologists: “They know everything, but can do nothing.”  The reason is, by the time the patient reaches the pathologist, it is no longer a patient but a corpse, about which the pathologist can do nothing. He/she  cannot bring the corpse back to life.The only function left for the pathologist is to determine how, why and when the person died. The medical doctor who treated the patient or announced him or her dead, determines whether or not the corpse can have a normal burial.  If the person died of tuberculosis or some other highly contagious disease, the doctor will recommend immediate interment and the family may not have the body, for fear of spreading the disease.That is why the Liberian government has decided that all Ebola patients cannot be returned to the families, but are to be immediately disposed of.  This is NOT a political function, but a medical and scientific one, which a Ministry of Internal Affairs has little to do with. Logistics, such as transportation to convey the corpses to the burial or cremation site, and materials for spraying, etc., the MIA may be able to help with.  But exactly where the highly contagious corpses should be buried is a decision for the medical doctor, NOT the MIA.So it is with Ebola.  When someone dies of Ebola, the government immediately steps in, receives the corpse, sprays it with the appropriate detergent, places it into a well layered body bag, then buries it in an appropriate place where it can contaminate no one, or nothing else—not even the terrain.Over the past 48 hours there have been two very disturbing developments in Liberia, both occurring on Sunday, August 3.  First, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare (MOH) told the Daily Observer that he was too “overwhelmed” with other Ebola issues and had asked President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to authorize the Minister of Internal Affairs to bury the bodies of Ebola victims.What is disturbing about Dr. Walter Gwenigale’s request is that the handling of Ebola fatalities has been deemed a political matter.  We submit that is NOT!  The question of where, when and how a corpse of Ebola or any other high contagious disease should be buried is a medical and scientific matter, NOT a political one, most especially when the issue at stake is a highly contagious disease such as TB or Ebola.        So no wonder the Minister of Internal Affairs did not understand where and how Ebola bodies handed over to him for disposal should buried.  Accordingly, the MIA attendants, no medical or scientific people, buried many of the Ebola bodies in the wetlands, swamps and riverbanks of Johnsonville!  The Johnsonville people were alarmed! And they protested, and rightly so, only to be mercilessly beaten by police.  A woman interviewed by our reporter, C.Y. Kwanue, told him, “This is the only place we get our drinking water.  We are poor and have no money to buy mineral water.”We call on President Sirleaf to revoke her decision to place the MIA in charge of Ebola burials and place that responsibility for this delicate and dangerous assignment where it belongs, with the professionally trained personnel of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.The idea of cremating Ebola  bodies is a good one and we are pleased that GOL has decided to take up the offer of the Indian community to use their facilities for this purpose.But the GOL should deal   expeditiously with two other urgent matters: first, find vehicles to transport Ebola bodies from around the country to the cremation and appropriate burial sites. Second, the MOH and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should locate ALL inappropriate sites, such as the Johnsonville wetlands, swamps and river banks, and relocate the bodies buried there to more appropriate venues, where they can be buried six feet deep or cremated, and those areas effectively disinfected and chlorinated.  This will hopefully restore the people’s source of drinking water and make their environment safer and more livable.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

first_imgThis event is an opportunity for Canada to drive a strong agenda to strengthen international agriculture trade, ultimately expanding existing markets and creating new markets for Canadian farmers.Finally, last week Minister Ritz introduced legislation in the House of Commons that will strengthen farmers’ voice within the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and streamline the process required to deliver payments to producers.Bill C-27 will cut red-tape and reduce the number of steps required for the Wheat Board to pay farmers for grain and to get their pay cheques to their mailboxes as quickly as possible.  It will also make sure board members are elected by farmers who are actually involved in producing grain.This is yet another step in our Government’s efforts to make the CWB accountable to farmers.  Earlier this year the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the legitimacy of our directive to the CWB to NOT spend farmers’ hard-earned money on pro-Wheat Board propaganda.For more information on these and other agriculture initiatives undertaken by our Conservative Government, go to www.agr.gc.ca. Advertisement MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.“The Conservative Government’s Aggressive Agriculture Agenda”It has become increasingly obvious to me after decades as a farmer and a politician that “Agriculture” does not capture headlines unless it involves drought, disease or some other type of disaster.  In fact, it’s very likely that I lost a good number of readers with my opening line already.- Advertisement -Yet, there are fewer issues more fundamental than agriculture and our food supply to Canadians’ every day lives…literally.  Plus, Canada is the world’s fourth largest exporter of agriculture and food products with 2009 trade figures at just over $35-billion.In recent months my Cabinet colleague, Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz, has been very busy working to enhance the competitiveness, productivity and reputation of Canada’s agriculture sector.He announced this Spring that our Government is investing more than $6-million in research and innovation to help beef producers remain on the cutting edge (no pun intended).The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association will receive these federal funds to lead a “Beef Cluster” which will pull together scientific expertise to assist Canada’s beef and cattle industry address challenges the sector has faced in recent years.Advertisement The research will focus on priorities farmers themselves have identified: reducing production costs, increasing feed efficiency and decreasing the impact of animal health issues.  The cluster will also work to increase demand for Canadian beef.Also this Spring Minister Ritz successfully negotiated an historic agriculture partnership between Canada and China that will increase the value of Canadian pulse exports to China to an estimated total of $500-million from the current $100-million.The agreement was announced during a trade mission to Beijing where the Minister and Canadian farm leaders worked together to strengthen export opportunities for Canadian pulses, canola, beef, grain and hogs.  Minister Ritz also continued to work with Chinese officials to resolve restrictions on Canadian canola exports to China.And in yet another move to showcase to the world what Canadian farmers have to offer, Minister Ritz announced that Canada will host the Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting in 2011.  The Cairns Group is a coalition of 19 agricultural exporting countries with a commitment to strengthening agricultural trade.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Companies team up to build Montney pipeline

first_imgTwo oil and gas companies from B.C. are teaming up to build a new natural gas pipeline.Canada Provident Energy Ltd and AltaGas Ltd have joined forces, along with an unnamed senior producer, to lay a gas pipeline from a Montney gas plant into B.C.- Advertisement -The pipeline is expected to serve as a direct line for more than seven million cubic metres of natural gas per day from the Montney area. The pipeline will be 25-km long and is expected to cost $30 million to construct.According to the agreement, Provident and AltaGas will each own a 30 per cent interest in the project.Both companies say they will contribute $9 million to the project, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2011.last_img

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Tennis: Roddick eliminated in SAP Open

first_imgFor most of the match, Becker was stuck in between two worlds with his return game – neither of them pretty. When he stood far behind the baseline to return serve, Karlovic would spin in a 109-mph offspeed serve to pull him wide. If Becker dared to creep in and take the ball early, Karlovic would boom a serve up the middle, often topping 140 mph. Andy Murray beat Andy Roddick for the second straight year in the SAP Open semifinals, knocking off the top seed 7-6 (8), 6-4 on Saturday night to advance to the final against Ivo Karlovic. Murray, the defending champion, played tough defense from all corners of the court, consistently making Roddick hit a few extra shots when some points seemed to be in the American’s favor. Murray also showed his power, mixing in 14 aces to Roddick’s nine. Roddick had his chances, but Murray fended off five of six break points. Ivo Karlovic rode a wave of aces to a 7-6 (5), 7-5 semifinal victory over Benjamin Becker on Saturday in the SAP Open, where the 6-foot-10 Croat is looking for his first ATP title. “I was serving really good and it was the key to all my victories here, but also in the crucial moments, I returned also well,” Karlovic said. Big serves continued to be the key for the unseeded Karlovic, who also knocked out seeded Americans James Blake and Mardy Fish. Karlovic had 27 aces against Germany’s Becker, who could do little more than guess at the direction of many of Karlovic’s first and second serves. It’s Karlovic who is comfortable at this tournament, on its lightning quick courts, and his opponents who approach his game with a healthy dose of guesswork. center_img “I didn’t covert them, so I deserve to lose,” Roddick said.Top-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain will face wild card Guillermo Canas of Argentina in the final of the Brazil Open on Sunday. Ferrero defeated Brazil’s Flavio Saretta 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals for his second win on Saturday. Amelie Mauresmo moved within one victory of winning a $1.3 million diamond-studded racket trophy on Saturday, beating Anna Chakvetadze 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the final of the Diamond Games tournament. Top-seeded Mauresmo will face home favorite Kim Clijsters, who defeated French teenager Tatiana Golovin 6-4, 6-3. The second-seeded Clijsters has said she will retire after this season. Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus remained on course for a second straight title, reaching the Open 13 final with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Saturday. The seventh-seeded Baghdatis, who won the Zagreb Open on Feb. 4, faces Gilles Simon of France in Sunday’s final. Simon beat Robin Soderling of Sweden 6-2, 7-6 (2) in the other semifinal match. BrazilAntwerpMarseilleBangaloreDefending champion Mara Santangelo of Italy justified her top-seeding, outplaying Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-1, 6-0 on Saturday to advance to the Bangalore Open finals. 160Want 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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Campaign spending in the Peace region

first_img“Under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA), disclosure statements must be filed with B.C.’s Chief Electoral Officer within 90 days after General Voting Day for an election,” Elections BC writes. “…The statements include expenses of each filer and information regarding contributions they received.”The filing deadline for the 2014 General Local Elections was 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015.Attached to the bottom of this report is a full list each candidate’s campaign expenditure.- Advertisement -In Fort St. John, the highest spender was Graham McCourbre filling $8,901.64 while the lowest spender was Tamara Wilkinson at $500. In terms of those elected, Councillor Bruce Christensen came on top with $4,049.41.In Fort Nelson, Bill Streeper spent $20,514.53 on his campaign while Dough McKee’s filing reads zero.The big spender in Taylor was Wayne Thomas Wilmot coming in at $2,200, who was going head-to-head with Mayor Rob Fraser at $1,590 and mayoral-hopeful Brad Filmer at an even $16,000. The current Councillors didn’t spend money on their campaign – albeit they ran unopposed.Advertisement In the PRRD, Brad Sperling spent $1,958, while both Karen Goodings and Leonard Hiebert didn’t spend a cent on their election campaign.Candidate Christopher Clark of Fort St. John did not file his financial statement, but still has until by Monday, March 16, 2015 – carrying with it a late fee of $500.| Create infographicslast_img read more

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Liverpool fined after fielding ineligible player

first_imgChirivella, who had been on loan at Spanish club Extremadura last season, was not registered to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side at Stadium MK.Liverpool had not secured an international transfer certificate, which was required after the 22-year-old’s return to Anfield following his loan.It was suggested Liverpool could be kicked out of the League Cup as punishment.But instead Liverpool have been fined, with £100,000 of the penalty suspended.“Following a comprehensive review of all the evidence, the board determined that it wasn’t appropriate to expel the club from the competition because of a number of mitigating factors,” a Football League statement said.A Liverpool club spokesperson said: “The club accepts the judgement, outcome and punishment imposed by the EFL.“We believe it is proportionate with the technical indiscretion committed and will be making no further representations.“Even though there were mitigating factors, which were beyond our control or jurisdiction, we believe it appropriate we apologise to the competition’s governing body and also to Milton Keynes Dons.”Liverpool requested the paperwork in July but the process can only be completed with the English Football Association’s intervention.It is believed that is where the Champions League holders think the error has been made.“In particular, the board noted that the club had sought the assistance of the Football Association in securing the return of the international clearance prior to the start of this season,” the statement said.Liverpool would be liable to pay the suspended £100,000, plus face an additional sanction, if they fielded an ineligible player again in the League Cup before the end of next season.0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool’s Spanish midfielder Pedro Chirivella was ineligible to face Milton Keynes Dons © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 2 – Liverpool were fined Sh 25 million (£200,000) by the English Football League on Wednesday after fielding an ineligible player in their League Cup win at Milton Keynes Dons.Spanish midfielder Pedro Chirivella featured as a substitute for Liverpool after coming on for the last 28 minutes of the 2-0 third-round win last week.last_img read more

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16 JOBS GO AS FRENCH RESTAURANT CLOSES IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgSIXTEEN local people have been given the worst possible Christmas news – the restaurant where they worked will not re-open in the New Year.Bastille Bistro was launched on the High Road in Letterkenny last March and gained a reputation for serving excellent French food.French celebrity chef Nicolas Brunelle (pictured) had a renowned reputation. Having worked alongside TV star Rick Stein in his ‘The Seafood Restaurant’ in Cornwall, the 31-year-old from Picardie in northern France wanted to bring French cuisine here.“I love Ireland and the Irish. I worked in Dublin before in Freres Jacques and I jumped at the chance to come back here, ” he said after the launch.“It doesn’t have the weather of the place I worked in in St Martin in the Caribbean, but the people have been amazing.”The business man behind the Bastille Bistro is Frenchman Francois de Dietrich. A request for an interview three weeks ago has not been responded to. It’s not known if his FASRE estate agency is affected by the decision to close Bastille Bistro.FASRE specialised in offering properties to rent before people could buy them.16 JOBS GO AS FRENCH RESTAURANT CLOSES IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 24th, 2010 by gregShare 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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