1×1 Barcelona: Messi decides and Busquets directs

first_imgArturo vidal: Great match of the Chilean, who has proven to be able to survive the positional and touch game of Setién. Pleasant in the recoveries and contagious in the claw that he prints in all his actions, his game also had a plus with the ball at his feet. In fact, he was the author of the assistance that served for Messi to open the scoring after a great heel.Messi: Decisive once again. If Barça remains a leader, it is thanks to him and his extraordinary goal, which began with a great recovery of Riqui Puig, followed with a huge heel of Arturo Vidal and ended with a precise and placed shot of the Argentine crack. His role with Setién has not changed: he is the best in the world and always decides what he has to do. In any case, it is true that without Luis Suarez in the field, the rings did not fall at the time of pressing.Griezmann: He took the ovation of the respectable by two defensive moves where he was able to thwart a dangerous transition after a gallop. However, in the high block, that is, in the attack game your game is still inaccurate and deficient. He tried some auction, but without ton or are. His combinations with Messi were rather scarce. We are still waiting for the French.Ansu Fati: It went from more to less. His first twenty minutes in the field were an explosion of offensive play, starting from the left and beating his score based on talent and speed. He finished with intention several times, but Silva was attentive to the quite. However, his game faded as the minutes passed and Setién decided to give him rest. The fans fired him with a loud ovation.CHANGES:Riqui Puig: Ovacated as a rock star as soon as he jumped into the field, his recovery gave rise to Messi’s goal.Carles Pérez: He placed himself on the right wing and tried to give verticality to the game.Arthur: In the few minutes he was in the field he proved to be recovered from the pubis. Ter Stegen: He lived practically the whole game as one more spectator, having more than one occasion to heat under the sticks so as not to remain frozen like an ice cube. He just had to get out of hibernation at a tight auction of Etaki that hit the wood. In fact, this time he did not even participate taking the ball with his feet because Granada did not even reach the area.Sergi Roberto: Very emotional game for Reus who before playing received the homage of Camp Nou with a minute of silence for the death of his mother. Setién kept him on the right wing, although without the offensive contribution he made with Valverde because he placed him to an extreme like Fati to occupy that place. Little demanded during the match, he fully complied.Pique: The Catalan central had little work, but the truth is that it always developed safely and judiciously, both when defending and raising the ball.Umtiti: The Frenchman is still light years away from that powerful and powerful power station that dazzled in his early years at Barcelona. Slow and inaccurate, he made some mistake when he got the ball. Luckily, he had a rival in front of him that didn’t bother him too much.Sunrise: Good game of the left side who began to synapse in his game with Messi. In fact, he served two handballs to the Argentine who failed incomprehensibly. He received a kick that broke his sock, but the referee turned a blind eye to the anger on the side.Sergio Busquets: Superlative. One of those who was more loose and comfortable with the new board. There is no doubt that nobody better than Badia’s to understand positional play and touch. Winning a midfielder also reinforced his game. He broke lines how and when he wanted. A recital of play at all levels, both defensively and offensively.Rakitic: He will have to espabilar and much the Croatian if he wants to stay in the eleven of Setién. His match was a nonsense, with many unforced errors and losses of absurd balls. The truth is that it points to bench meat or to the stands directly if it does not take a step forward. The impetus of Riqui Puig can take him ahead.last_img read more

Edmílson happy for first Jamaica visit

first_imgFormer Brazil defender Edmílson, who won the 2002 FIFA World Cup, said it is a fantastic feeling being able to reunite with some of his teammates ahead of their clash with the Jamaica Heroes team. The Brazil All Stars arrived in the island this afternoon for their “Share The Love” exhibition football match at the National Stadium tomorrow evening at 7:30. The squad is made up of Brazil’s legendary players from the 1990s and early 2000s and includes Rivaldo, Edmílson, Zé Carlos, Edílson, Paulo Sérgio, and Dunga who won the 1994 World Cup as captain. “In one word, it’s fantastic. We can feel again, the same atmosphere we felt when we played (in the past). I’m tired now but I feel like playing again,” Edmílson laughed. The former Barcelona man said that he is looking forward to the game because he knows that the spectators will not only be cheering for Jamaica but also the Brazilians. “I feel so happy to be here. I know Brazilian football inspired so many people around the world and I want to give the same inspiration to everyone here in Jamaica,” Edmílson said. Players from both teams should be familiar with each other as the two nations met three times since the late 90s. The first of these was a 0-0 draw in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in February 1998, a game infamous for an elbow by Brazilian defender Júnior Baiano which left midfielder Theodore Whitmore with a broken nose. The second was days later in the 3rd place match of the same tournament where Jamaica went down 1-0, thanks to a goal by Romário. The third meeting was a friendly international played at the then Walkers Stadium (now renamed the King Power Stadium) in Leicester, England in 2003, where the Jamaicans also lost 1-0, courtesy of a wonder goal by Brazilian left back Roberto Carlos. Edmílson said he remembers that game, having played, and he’s curious about how much has changed with not only his teammates but the Jamaicans, as they have all aged since then. “Of course now, it’s another level,” he said. “The first time in 2003, it was a high level, just after the World Cup, but the atmosphere and happiness is the same. I’m very very happy to be here. I feel the same way and I want to share this kind of experience and game with all the people of Jamaica.” The Jamaica Heroes team will include former Reggae Boyz such as Walter Boyd, Ricardo Gardner, Ian Goodison, Donald Stewart and Andy Williams.last_img read more

Hold elections on or before April 30

first_imgDear Editor,Responding to reporters’ query regarding the voters’ list, the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield declared, “the list is clean; it has a life until the 30th of April.”I suggest that all stakeholders work assiduously to hold the elections on or before that date. This would be a significant decision landmark in the history of the country and would send positive vibes to the people of Guyana and those elsewhere watching our political imbroglio.Yours truly,Dr Devanand Bhagwanlast_img read more

Teacher accuses education officers of victimisation

first_imgA former teacher of Cotton Field Secondary School in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), David Marslowe, isDavid Marsloweaccusing two Regional Education Officers of victimisation, after he reportedly approached the Chief Labour Officers over unpaid salaries.Marslowe visited Guyana Times on Thursday and made complaints against Regional Education Officer (REDO), Region Two Baramdai Seepersaud and Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) District Education Officer (DEO) Immanuel Bridgewater.According to Marslowe, with 15 years of teaching experience at the Cotton Filed Secondary School in Essequibo, he applied for temporary transfer to the Houston Secondary School in 2012 to be able to attend the University of Guyana (UG).“In 2012 I applied for secondment to pursue studies at the University. However certain problems I encountered and that would have stopped me from going to UG. I wrote to the Vice Chancellor and so on,” he said.Marslowe relayed that an application for a permanent transfer was made in September 2015 and submitted to the Region Two (ag) REDO Baramdai Seepersaud but no response was given.According to Marslowe, “Last year September I applied for a transfer and never received a reply. The transfer was from Essequibo to come over to Georgetown because my family, everybody is over this side. This year January, the acting REDO, Miss Seepersaud, she called the Head Mistress at Houston Secondary where I was seconded to, to say that she was made to understand that I’m not teaching, I’m not going to work but I’m still being paid. Every month you’re supposed to send a work certificate to the region. The head teacher has to prepare that. It’s supposed to go from Houston Secondary to the Department of Education in Georgetown and they are expected to send it to the region so you can be paid.”The teacher of 15 years asserted that he was not paid for January and February, voicing that every time he called Seepersaud, she would tell him a new date to expect his salaries. Eventually, in March, he sought the assistance of the Chief Labour Officer John Adams and during the budget debate meeting, Marslowe through the intervention of Adams was able to meet Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine where he discussed the matter with him. According to Marslowe, Minister Roopnaraine advised Adams to have a discussion with the (ag) REDO highlighting that it was not right for her to hold his (Marslowe’s) salaries.“I did not even get a letter from her saying sir I hear x, y z and as a result these are the actions that are being taken. Nothing was said,” Marslowe told Guyana Times.After the Chief Labour Officer met with Seepersaud, Marslowe was able to acquire his salaries for January and February and a promise was made by Seepersaud to Adams that the action would not be repeated; however, this promise was not upheld since he was not paid for March.“On the 4th of April when school reopened, I went back to Essequibo to find out about my salary for March month. I was given an advance, I applied again for a transfer. When I applied for the transfer, it was given to me… She also said to me that with effect from May, because she would have granted me the transfer in April, Region Two would not be paying me anymore. On the 5th of April, I took in the transfer to Mr Bridgewater, the (ag) DEO. He collected it,” the teacher voiced.He indicated that after the document of transfer was submitted, he never received a response from Bridgewater, though he called on numerous occasions to conduct a follow up. However, on April 22, he decided to go to Bridgewater’s Office located at 68 Brickdam, Georgetown. “When I went, Mr Bridgewater shout at me. He chased me out of his office in front of everybody. I went back the Monday morning which would have been the 25th and he said to me, sir, Ms Seepersaud called me and told me not to accept you in the region. So I said sir I find that strange that Miss gave me a transfer and now she’s calling you to say, you’re not to take me. Something is wrong.”Marslowe was then informed by Bridgewater to return to Essequibo by May 3 and he was sent away without any letter to show that he was rejected. “I told him, sir, I don’t have any where to go, where will I go? He said he don’t concern.”According to the teacher, when he tried to contact Seepersaud, he was told that he would have to travel to Essequibo since she refused to have any discussions over the phone.After not being paid for the month of May, and not being financially stable to travel back to Essequibo, Marslowe opted to send a written plea to President David Granger, who in turn responded, advising that he would forward the complaint to the Education Minister. Marslowe was never contacted by the Education Ministry and after many calls, was unable to reach any member of authority at the Ministry.Attempts to speak to Minister Roopnaraine on the subject were unsuccessful.last_img read more

Berbice cyclist diagnosed with brain tumour brain dead – mother

first_img15-year-old Berbice gold medalist Beyonce Ross, who was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour, was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital late on Thursday, and her condition has been listed as critical.“She is on the life support machine and the doctors say she is already brain dead,” her mother Yonette Clarke told the Guyana Times.Ross, who captured three gold medals at the last National Schools CyclingBeyonce RossChampionships, was recently diagnosed with a tumour at the centre of her brain, and on Tuesday it was confirmed that it was not cancerous. Family members were looking forward to her recovery.The cycling champion fell ill in early February, and after an MRI scan, it was discovered that she had a tumour in her brain. She underwent her first operation on April 13. The tumour was reportedly at a critical spot in her brain but doctors were confident it could have been removed through a surgical procedure which could not have been done locally. A club from her hometown had already secured the funding to cover her travel expenses for the surgery. Meanwhile, up to press time, family members were bracing themselves for the worst as the teenager had stopped breathing on her own.last_img read more

SPU’s Heath-London appointed Chairman of Skeldon Energy Inc

first_img– former Chairman retained as Board MemberSpecial Purpose Unit (SPU) Head Colvin Heath-London has now been appointed Chairman of the Skeldon Energy Incorporated (SEI), replacing former Chairman Dr Lloyd Rose, who has now been bumped down to an ordinary Board Member.This is according to a notice published in the Guyana gazette. According to the notice, the appointment was made after a memorandum was submitted by Finance Minister Winston Jordan.The appointment retroactively takes effect from January 1, 2019 until December 31, 2019. It would not be the first time Heath-London has been announced as Chairman of a sugar-related board.Last year, a Cabinet sub-committee decided to appoint him as Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) Chairman and a full-page advertisement to this effect was published, only for Government to later backtrack and appoint someone else, agriculturist John Dow.Besides Heath-London and Rose, a representative from the Guyana Power and Light (GPL); the trade union movement and the Regional Executive Officer for Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) will also be appointed to serve on the board.SEI is a special purpose company owned by the Government’s holding company, the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), and the GPL. Its Co-generation Plant was purchased from GuySuCo for approximately US$30 million.In June 2017, the Co-gen Plant was described as a ‘ticking time bomb’ that required US$2.5 million to restart the 30MW bagasse-fuelled component of the facility, and an additional US$17 million in order to fix other deficiencies.Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharma had taken members of the media on a tour of the facility in June 2017. Minister Sharma had said he would be recommending to the Cabinet Council of Ministers a full forensic investigation into the facility.During a guided tour of the boilers, it was observed that the piping used to circulate the pressurised steam has eroded to a point where it had become a safety hazard and risked an explosion.Speaking to the design of the facility, it was pointed out, too, that the boilers were not even protected from the elements, including the salt air. There is no roof in place.Other visible deficiencies on the boiler were evident at the furnace doors, where the insulation was almost completely burnt out as a result of the heat.Last year, then Chairman of SEI, Lloyd Rose, had said efforts are being made to have the Co-gen Plant operate year-round, and not seasonally. As such, fuel will be needed for the plant all year round. This means that bagasse alone cannot be used.In April of 2018, SEI completed a test utilising firewood chips sourced from within the community. The test revealed a smooth boiler operation.Rose had said that the test revealed a much more stable and smoother boiler operation than that achieved using bagasse fuel, which often contains much higher moisture content.The successful utilisation of other biomass fuel — firewood processed into wood chips — with its significantly less moisture content (40 per cent), would likely have provided much greater ease of operation for the fuel feed system.There was the absence of frequent blocking of pin-hole grate air-ports normally associated with mud-content embedded in the sugar cane delivered to the factory and the bagasse delivered to boilers.At present, Skeldon is one of three estates Government is seeking private buyers for; the other two being Rose Hall and Enmore. However, it is Rose Hall that has attracted the most interest, with NICIL announcing during a recent press conference that a deal for Rose Hall could be on the table by next month.last_img read more

Sodhi replaces Zampa

first_imgThe Jamaica Tallawahs have added Ish Sodhi to their squad for the remaining matches of the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League. Sodhi will replace Adam Zampa who is returning to Australia for the start of their domestic season.Ish SodhiSodhi has played 26 T20 Internationals for New Zealand, claiming 36 wickets at an average of 19.33. The leg spin bowler spent time as the number one ranked spinner in T20 Internationals and has also played ODIs and T20s for his country.The Tallawahs have qualified for the knockout stages of the 2018 tournament and have one group game remaining. The final takes place on 16 September at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.last_img read more


first_imgTOP DONEGAL chef Conrad Gallagher is refusing to comment on claims he owes almost €190,000 to an ex-girlfriend.Karla Elliott – the ex-wife of Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott – claims she is broke and has asked Gallagher to pay back a IR£150,000 loan she gave him back in 2000.Gallagher has two restaurants in Ireland, having left debts behind in two other countries. When Karla’s beauty salon business went bust in 2009, she bombarded the Letterkenny man with emails demanding he pay her back.“I am desperately in need of my money back. I helped you in your time of need,” she begged.A few months later another email said: “I’m in the middle of writing a book….and all the memories of my life are reminding me of how unfair it is that you can feed your daughter and I can’t (feed mine).”Gallagher has since refused to hand over the money to Karla, his former fiancee. This is despite admitting that he received IR£150,000 (€190,000) from her during a High Court hearing in 2000.DONEGAL CHEF OWES ME €190,000, CLAIMS EX-WIFE OF DEF LEPPARD STAR was last modified: January 30th, 2011 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


first_imgPLANS to build a by-pass around the Twin Towns have been shelved again after the Government snubbed the scheme in today’s roads allocation.A number of road projects across the county have been funded to the tune of €19 million – an increase of more than €7million on last year’s allocation.Roads to get funding include the Drumkeen to Trentabouy road (€860,000), the Letterkenny to Lifford Road (€1.06million), the Mountcharles to Inver Road (€1.4milion) and the Dungloe to Glenties Road (€1.48million). However Ballybofey and Stranorlar, which is considered by many to be one of the biggest bottle-necks in the county, have been left high and dry.Even Fianna Fail Senator Brian O’Domhnaill has been left at a loss as to why there is absolutely no money made available for the much-needed road.“The council were seeking to have money made available for additional design work – about €500,000. From my examination there is no allocation in the funding for that and I will be raising that with the new Transport Minister Pat Carey,” he said.Others to welcome the roads funding allocation include Deputy Niall Blaney who said all parties in Donegal must work to continue to improve the road network locally. He said the initial allocation of €1 million for the link road between Letterkenny and Lifford was a major coup for Donegal.“I am delighted that this vital project has now been given the go ahead. I was adamant that Letterkenny would not be left behind in the N2/A5 project and that is why I launched the Letterkenny Link campaign.”“It became clear very quickly just how much support there is out there for this project. Hundreds of people can see the economic and social benefit of the Letterkenny Link. Completing a direct road from Dublin to Letterkenny will open up the entire county and stimulate the economy. It will lead to investment, jobs and an increase in tourist numbers.” “I brought all of these views to the now former Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey T.D. and explained to him the paramount importance of including the Letterkenny Link alongside the N2/A5 project.“I am delighted that he and his officials took this on board, and have now decided to allocate significant funding to ensure this project is back on track this year,” said Deputy Blaney. EndsTWIN TOWNS BY-PASS SNUBBED IN ROADS FUNDING was last modified: January 24th, 2011 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


first_imgDONEGAL HOTELS are offering Valentine’s Day weekends with a difference – with a few quirks thrown in for the craic!Management at the classy Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny is rewarding the first hotel guest to pop the question with their first engagement present, a voucher for a two-night stay at the hotel.There is just one condition – he or she must say ‘yes’! If you’re already hitched (or don’t have plans for Big Day), the hotel is laying on a romantic Valentine’s package to include a five-course gourmet meal, BB plus rose petal turndown service.A one-night Valentine’s package costs €89pps. Click here to find out more www.radissonblu.ie/hotel-letterkenny.If you’re nuts about your partner, then the Rathmullan House Hotel is for you.This Valentine’s weekend, guests get to plant a nut tree in the hotel grounds. Not only will you get a Nuts About Each Other certificate giving details of your tree but get a complimentary upgrade at the hotel whenever you return to check on its progress. The one night Nuts About Each Other package costs from €135pps. Click here for more www.rathmullanhouse.com.Do you have a quirky Valentine’s plan?Email us on info@donegaldaily.comDONEGAL HOTELS AT THE HEART OF GREAT VALENTINE’S DEALS was last modified: February 6th, 2011 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