first_imgTete Morente has been introduced as a new Málaga player in La Rosaleda. Valuation of your signing for Málaga: “Since Manolo told me that Málaga was interested in me, for me it was a very large team, close to home, I know that I will be at ease and happy. I talked with my family and I want to compete here. For me it is very important to be close to my family. ”How do you define yourself?: “I am a powerful player with speed. I like to compete, I come from a humble family. I have a lot of humility, I love working to grow and I believe that Malaga is the best opportunity for me. I come to contribute my grain of sand, to train, to improve and to give my best ”.What can you contribute?: “Málaga is a very big club. When I spoke with Manolo and my agents and they told me that I was very interested, it was a very important option to continue growing as a footballer. Whatever happens, this will always be a very big club and I am very proud to be able to wear the Málaga shirt. ”Hobby: “I talked to Manolo, the hobby is First, a hobby ten. They do not stop squeezing the team, whether it goes well or goes badly. That’s good, the player needs it to pull up and for me it’s a ten hobby. ”How did you receive the costumes ?: “I have talked little with the coach but he has told me to be myself. It has given me peace of mind, that is humble and that I train to the fullest with intensity. The partners have welcomed me very well, they are making it very easy for me. ” Available for Saturday?: “I have trained with the team today, I am available and when the coach thinks I am here to play, I am available for him.”Take the number 10: “Of the numbers that were free is the one I liked the most and I decided to take it.”Individual goals: “I come to make a career in Malaga. It is a pride to wear this shirt. I come to contribute my grain of sand and to compete ”.Manolo GasparManolo Gaspar, sports director of Malaga, has talked about the options that the blue and white club has in these last hours of the winter market. “Right now we don’t have chips, we depend on market movements. There are two intense days left. We try to be prepared, but it is true that we have quite a lot of versatile players and that they are demonstrating an important adaptive power and that leaves us alone. If we get a free listing and we have a good market option, we will try to do it. Do things to do and options that are not going to add up, it is better not to do them. The group is committed, there are good quarry players and we will try to do our best if the opportunity arises. “The blue and white sports chief also had words of thanks for Tete Morente: “We know the effort you are making when choosing Malaga. He had important options but has decided to invest in his future and believes that this is the good place to continue growing. He is young and can give us versatility. In a short squad, having versatile players is quite positive and good enough for the team and for the coach. He is a fast player, who is not afraid to face, who goes to space and who has a good hit. In the situation that we are, with the circumstances that we have and what LaLiga is pressing us, to bring a player with experience in the category, with rhythm of matches, for the minimum wage and who wants to come, is a pride. That he is here is a pride for us. “PACO RODRIGUEZ & nbsp; (AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>PACO RODRIGUEZ (AS)last_img read more

first_imgThere has been a limited number of Liberian artists sending messages across through music about the dealy Ebola virus. Soul Fresh, DenG and F.A quite recently did a colaborated Ebola awarness song (Ebola In Town) that is probably playing somewhere around you right now.Liberia’s international reggae artist, Black Diamond, and rap artist, Scientific, have also made an ebola awareness song warning people about its dangers.There’s a new Ebola awareness video circulating onlineby a young woman named Emma Smith, called “Protect us from Ebola”. Emma says she released her awareness song before the second outbreak could occur.“ I decided to come out with my own protective awarness, a song that people will listen and adhere to. It was during the first outbreak that I decided to come out with something. The idea came then, and I thought this song was what I could offer as my own contribution” she added.Well, the track “Protect us from Ebola” now has its own video; a very emotional video that will leave you teary eyed after watching it.It would be good to have some tissue handy,  after watching nurses, children and a preganant woman in this video appealing to viewers to help in the fight against Ebola.“I think from the onset God gave me the inspiration to do the song when people were not even thinking about protective measures.  From the very first outbreak, when I made this song, I knew the danger that was coming.  I could see it,” Emma says.Little does anyone know, the deadly virus seems to be affecting so many people at once and also households and hospitals.  In “Protect us from Ebola” you’ll witness some of the most vunerable people asking for help.“I downloaded some important information about Ebola and also had actors and actresses demonstrate the messages. I made this track to create some form of awareness and that’s how I wrote this song.”This is not her first track.“I used to sing a long time ago before becoming a professional woman,” says Emma, who now works for the Liberian Revenue Authority.  “I feel I can still do music and give back to Liberia at the same time; especially during this epidemic.”Meanwhile, Emma says she has been affected by the Ebola outbreak directly.“I’ve been affected by the outbreak directly. My colleague Patrick Sawyer died of it, and I knew him personally. We trained together on occassions and also used to meet at a local restaurant every Saturday. That’s where prominent officials meet, talk and discuss things other then politics.“It saddens my heart to know someone like Patrick has died from Ebola. Patrick was a good man. Nothing really bothered him; even if it did, he was so lively and friendly. The last time I saw him was on July 12, 2014 and he said to me how ebola is real. I never shook his hand or nothing because by then he was isolating himself and told us not to touch him. I cried bitterly the whole night when I heard he had was sick in Nigeria. I knew that he was in a bad zone because Nigerians don’t take sides. I prayed for him that God brings him back to Liberia but got news that he was gone. It’s heartbreaking for us; and since this deadly decease is killing our people, let us all come together as one family and believe and agree that Ebola is real.”Further more, the “ Protect us from ebola” will be coming out on DVD soon, but Emma says it’s a challenge getting sponsorship in the meantime.“I’ll sponsor my video myself because I’ve faced delays with Ministry of Health and radio stations. I’m sponsoring my own project and hoping to get sponsorship for TV so that people can come out and support it more because its not about money. So far the video is online on my Facebook page (Emma Smith) and it’s free for everyone to download and watch. I want people to listen so the message can get across because seeing kids and health workers speak in the video is so touching.“I have a strong message inside my song,” Emma continues.  “This message says we need help in Liberia, so lets protect our land. The people are in denial, they’re only acting like Ebola is not real and now it has come again. I told people that it would happen. I want to see what I can do in my own way because people like Sawyer and others have died or are dying, and it needs to stop.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA teenager is now nursing a chop wound at the Linden Hospital Complex which was inflicted by another male during an argument over a female on Tuesday.Injured is 19-year-old Zamaul Bobb of Lot G-40 Canvas City, Wismar, Linden. Based on information received, the now injured man and the suspect were involved in a heated argument over a female but the matter was resolved following the intervention of the victim’s father.However, at about 22:30h on the same day, the suspect confronted Bobb in the vicinity of the Canvas City Nursery School and allegedly inflicted a wound to his forehead with a cutlass after which he made good his escape.Bobb was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was treated and admitted in a stable condition. The police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect.last_img read more

first_imgPoor water management on the part of the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agriculture Development Authority (MMA-ADA) is being blamed for a decline in rice production in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).RPA representative Mohamed Rafaideen holding a plant of the ‘jaranga rice’According to Mohamed Rafaideen, who produces rice in the MMA scheme and also a Rice Producers Association (RPA) Representative, one type of rice is not being counted in the production, and with increased quantities of that wild rice being produced, production figures are declining.Rafaideen showed Guyana Times several rice fields covered with what appeared to be tall rice plants. However, a closer look revealed that the taller plants were bearing black grains of rice.“This is what we call ‘jaranga’ plants or wild rice or red rice. When one of these grains are opened and you open it, it is red. When this goes to the mill there is a tolerance level for red rice… That is not as bad as what happens here in the field”.The rice farmer explained that because the ‘jaranga rice’ grows taller, it overpowers the variety which is planted.One of the fields where the ‘red rice’ is taking overHe attributed the prevalence of the unwanted rice, in such large quantities, to the lack of proper water management. If the MMA can improve this, he posited, then farmers will be able to control the spread of the wild rice.“What is happening over the past few years, not only in the MMA scheme, you will see a lot of this in all rice-growing areas right now… because for the past few years, these schemes, as they relate to drainage and irrigation, have been neglected. You cannot have proper water management if you are not able to take water freely out from the field and let water back freely into the field. If you can take out water and let in water freely, then you will be able to manage water levels”.He further pointed out that when water levels cannot be managed, then weed and wild rice will flourish.“When this happens, it reduces the yield significantly. Right now, in the MMA scheme and right across, farmers are being faced with so much of burden,” Rafaideen lamented.Among those burdens is a 430 per cent increase of land rentals being imposed by the MMA.According to Rafaideen, while the MMA has increased fees from $3500 to $15,000, farmers do not have access to the rice fields.“We are standing here on what should be the Main Access Road, where a four-wheel truck might find it difficult to traverse. We have drainage and irrigation that are being neglected. When you have these systems that cannot get the water out of the field as we need to or into the field as we need to, then we cannot have a proper water management”.If water cannot be properly managed, weeds will take over the fields, he added.“In fact, I’ve seen the GRDB (Guyana Rice Development Board) advising farmers to reduce the amount of spraying they have been doing to control the pest”.The rice farmer noted that recently, the GRDB brought in an engineer and an agronomist who, in his opinion, are not qualified to provide advice on the way forward as it relates to the paddy bug infestation.The RPA representative also commented on the increases by GRDB.“From $1000 to $7000, and you still have the red rice in their fields? If the fields are properly levelled, that will also help to reduce and other weeds and give better yield. But they have moved the land rent from 1000 to $7000 and there are little or no drainage and irrigation services being provided there is also a little or no access to rice fields,” he stressed.last_img read more

first_imgAsk Jordi Diaz, a researcher at the Institute of Earth Sciences Jaume Almera in Barcelona. He’s got the hard proof.“We put a seismometer inside a building in Barcelona,” he explained at a geosciences conference in Vienna, where he presented his findings.“This allowed us to identify signature vibrations produced by different activities, including traffic or subway trains.”Or football matches.By design or not, the instrument — which measures everything from tremors to full-on quakes — was about half a kilometre from Nou Camp stadium, home to the city’s fabled football team.“We get information every time there is a goal,” he told journalists at a press conference.“Well,” he corrected himself, “every time Barcelona makes a goal. People jump, and the stadium shakes.”Exhibit A: a graphic display of the Champions League knockout tie last month versus English team Chelsea that saw Messi score twice in a 3-0 Barca victory.The inky spike provoked by his first goal, after three minutes of play, looked like the lie detector answer when the murderer swears he didn’t do it.The second goal — an hour later when the game was largely won — didn’t provoke the same level of vertical enthusiasm.– Dancing, not jumping –The historic, come-from-behind, 6-1 victory against Paris Saint Germain last year, which put Barcelona into the Champions League quarter finals, looked like a crescendo of earthquakes ending in the Big One.But a football game is not — seismically speaking — the same as a concert.“Sometimes we have beautiful seismic recordings from rock concerts, particularly Bruce Springsteen or U2,” he said.“You see what we call ‘harmonic structures’, energy localised in a precise amplitudes,” he explained.“This is because people are not jumping, they are dancing.”He recalled a Springsteen concert from last year in which “every single song had a particular pattern.”Marathon races, wind bursts, ocean waves — each has its own seismic signature, he said.Why bother?“At first, it was mainly for outreach, to show people how a seismometer works,” he conceded.But then other applications came into focus.The technique, for example, could be an easy, inexpensive way to do long-term survey of traffic or subway activity.And it could be handy as evidence that transport workers have gone on strike, he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000By design or not, the instrument — which measures everything from tremors to full-on quakes — was about half a kilometre from Nou Camp stadium, home to the city’s fabled football team.VIENNA, Austria, Apr 11- It’s a scientific fact: when living football legends Neymar or Lionel Messi scores a goal, the Earth moves and the ground shakes.Don’t believe it? last_img read more

first_imgMorocco and South Africa had been seen as the frontline contenders to host the competition, which is due to start on June 15.Cameroon had originally beaten bids from Algeria and the Ivory Coast to win the right to host the tournament, but saw it taken away by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) last month due to delays in preparation.Morocco, which lost out to a United States/Mexico/Canada bid to host the 2026 World Cup, has regularly been reported as a possible replacement.But Egypt made a move to host the contintental showpiece for a fifth time, just hours after Alami’s comments.“Egypt is able to organise the competition and we would be proud to do so,” said Egyptian sports minister Ashraf Sobhi.“The Egyptian people are always ready for such things, we have infrastructure of the highest level.”Congo Brazzaville has also emerged as a surprise candidate, while CAF has offered the 2021 finals to Cameroon despite having previously awarded the tournament to the Ivory Coast.The 2019 Cup of Nations will be the first to feature 24 teams since CAF expanded the format from 16 countries.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Moroccan sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami (pictured April 2014) said that Morocco “does not intend to run for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will not do so” © AFP/File / STRRABAT, Morocco, Dec 13 – Morocco will not be a candidate to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after Cameroon was stripped of the tournament, the country’s sports minister Rachid Talbi Alami said on Wednesday, while Egypt expressed an interest in hosting the finals.“Morocco does not intend to run for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and will not do so,” he told AFP.last_img read more

first_imgA man is to appear in court in Letterkenny after being arrested on suspicion of a series of burglaries.The man, who is from Derry, is suspected of taking part in a number of break-ins across Inishowen in recent days. He was arrested by Gardai in Buncrana and taken to a special sitting of Cavan District Court where he was remanded in custody.He will appear at one of the summer sittings of Letterkenny District Court this Thursday.Burglary suspect to appear at Letterkenny District Court after arrest was last modified: August 1st, 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

first_img Sokratis Papastathopoulos [right] is set for a move away from Borussia Dortmund 1 Chelsea and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, according to reports in Germany.The Greek defender impressed for the Bundesliga club this season, racking up 26 appearances in the league.Reports this month have suggested that both Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in luring him to London during the summer window.But now German newspaper Bild have suggested it is actually Chelsea and Manchester United who are ready to battle it out for his signature.The Premier League duo are in the market for new defenders this summer and both have been keeping close tabs on the 29-year-old.Sokratis is out of contract in 2019 so Dortmund know now might be the best time to cash in on him to claim the largest transfer fee.And it has been reported that they should expect approaches from both Chelsea and United in the coming weeks.last_img read more

first_imgA leading Donegal Garda has said he is concerned a leading criminal trial cannot go ahead – unless audio visual equipment at a local courthouse is fixed.Detective Garda James Frayne is involved in an upcoming trial during which CCTV evidence will have to be given.However Detective Frayne revealed that he is concerned the sophisticated technology at Letterkenny Courthouse is not working properly. Garda Frayne told a sitting of Milford District Court this week that the equipment needs to be working properly or the trial cannot go ahead.Solicitors revealed an hour of CCTV will have to be viewed during the trial and fears the equipment is not working properly.However Detective Frayne revealed “I have contacted the court staff office to let them know the situation and they have been more than helpful.“But there is a problem with the equipment and it needs to be fully sorted before the trial begins so that we can view the CCYV footage.”He appealed to newly-appointed District Court Judge Paul Kelly to intervene and to make representations to have the equipment up and running.“I would ask the Judge to intervene and to see what he can do before the case gets underway. As I said I have contacted the staff about my concerns and they have done their best.“However, I still have concerns about the equipment not working and I would ask the Judge if he can look into the matter,” said Garda Frayne.Leading local solicitor Frank Dorrian, who is involved in the case, said he believes different CCTV systems have various security codes which need to be sorted before they can be shown.Judge Kelly said he will look into the matter.Only weeks ago it was revealed that the state-of-the-art technology was to used to host video evidence by prisoners from Portlaoise Prison.The video conference would save thousands of euro to the taxpayer in transporting prisoners to Donegal where they have to be escorted by two prison officers on the 260 mile round trip.EndsGARDA CONCERNED TRIAL WILL NOT GO AHEAD BECAUSE OF AUDIO VISUAL EQUIPMENT PROBLEMS was last modified: June 15th, 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) Tags:Garda James FrayneLetterkenny Courtlast_img read more