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Josh Ashton: “It was embarrassing to let Atlético de Madrid fans travel”

first_imgFormer Liverpool City Public Health Chief Josh Ashton described as “shameful” that Atlético de Madrid fans could travel to Anfield on March 11 when the Spanish Government forced them to play without an audience in their own territory. “There will be time for recriminations later. However, now we must learn the lessons of why we continue to be slow to do what is needed in this country. We must be much more ambitious with the tests, current government targets are insignificant and we must do everything possible to protect our front-line workers, “he added.For his part, Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson He also regretted that 3,000 Atlético de Madrid fans were allowed to enter the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. He believes that “it was not a good idea” after the capital of Spain already had cases confirmed by COVID-19.“The Spanish club traveled to Anfield for a Champions League match on March 11, and thousands of their supporters joined them on the journey to Liverpool. At that time, Madrid was already experiencing an acute outbreak of coronavirus and Atlético de Madrid had been ordered to play matches on their own ground behind closed doors “, he remembered.“Many questioned the decision at the time, but UEFA and the UK government they did not impose any restrictions for the party to develop normally “, he pointed out in words to this same newspaper. “It was embarrassing and now we are seeing the consequences of that in Liverpool. We can expect another wave of infections after this because of who those fans were, “Ashton told the ‘Liverpool Echo’ newspaper reported by Europa Press.last_img read more

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Kenyan men take first 17 places in Singapore marathon

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Joshua Kipkorir from Kenya runs in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 in Mumbai on January 15, 2017. (Photo by – / AFP)Kenyans finished in the first 17 spots of the men’s Singapore marathon — with winner Joshua Kipkorir completing the race about half an hour quicker than the fastest non-Kenyan.Kipkorir — 24, and competing in the Singapore marathon for the first time — finished Sunday’s race in two hours, 12 minutes and 20 seconds, the second-fastest time in the event’s history, according to organizers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Felix Kirwa was second, a minute behind Kipkorir, while Andrew Kimtai was third. A total of 22 Kenyan men took part in the marathon, according to organisers.The fastest non-Kenyan was Singaporean runner Soh Rui Yong, lagging far behind the winner, with a time of two hours, 41 minutes and 49 seconds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissKenyan runners also dominated the women’s event, bagging the top five spots. Fifteen Kenyan women in all took part in the race.Around 10,000 people completed the 42-kilometre (26-mile) race. South American soccer still wary after successful final in Madrid The astonishing results underlined the dominance of Kenyans in marathons, with even Singapore’s tropical heat and humidity proving no barrier to success for runners who typically train at high altitudes. Last week Kenyan athlete Eliud Kipchoge — who has been acclaimed as the greatest marathon runner of the modern era — won the International Association of Athletics Federations men’s 2018 award. He has dominated marathon racing since making his debut in Hamburg in 2013. The Olympic champion set a new marathon world record in Berlin in September with a time of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcialast_img read more

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Constitutionality of President’s directive to PSC challenged in court

first_imgPolice promotions fiascoA legal challenge has been mounted in the High Court challenging the constitutionality of President David Granger’s decision to request the Police Service Commission (PSC) delay the promotion of several senior officers of the Guyana Police Force.The legal proceedings were filed by Rajendra R Jaigobin against the PSC. Jaigobin said he has a vested interest in ensuring that Guyana’s Constitution is not violated and that it is his national duty to ensure that those representatives who, and the democratic organs which, exercise the sovereignty of Guyana on his behalf act in due compliance with the said Constitution in the discharge of their public functions and constitutional duties.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has warned Government against any attempt to subvert constitutionally mandated commissions in wake of the alleged dispatch of a letter by President Granger to the PSC, directing a certain course of action on promotions.The Party has dubbed this move vulgar and an authoritarian attempt by the President to trample upon the independence and functional autonomy of a constitutional agency. “The President and his Government continue, on a daily basis, to violate the rule of law, assault important democratic institutions, and breach in the most egregious fashion the Constitution.”The Opposition pointed out that Article 226(1) of the Constitution states: “In the exercise of its functions under the Constitution, a Commission shall not be subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority”.According to the party, the PSC is one of the Commissions to which Article 226 (1) makes reference. The Party noted that by these directions, “it is clear that President Granger demonstrates absolute disrespect and disregard for the letter and spirit of the Constitution, and therefore continues to contravene its provisions with impunity.”PPP/C Shadow Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall recently wrote Minister of State Joseph Harmon requesting that he withdraw the directive to the PSC or he will be moving to the court.President Granger has made it clear that his Government has no intention of trampling on the constitutional rights of the PSC, but wants that whatever is done presents a positive image of the Police Force.He said his office has received a number of complaints from aggrieved senior Police Officers and has asked that those claims be investigated.“There have been some doubts and we are investigating the complaints that have been made to us and we have asked the PSC simply to delay so that we can answer those queries”. He said as soon as those questions are answered, “we will proceed.”According to President Granger, with the complaints, there is evidence that injustices might have been done. “We just need time to have the complaints from aggrieved Police Officers thoroughly investigated,” he said.He stressed that Government is not seeking to trample on the constitutional rights of the Police Commission, but noted that damage could be done by persons who are not “fit and proper “to make decisions and which can be injurious to public security. The Head of State said every effort should be made to prevent damage to the security infrastructure of the country and noted that while Government wants the constitutional commission to function, the Administration is paying attention to the situation.Last week, a letter dispatched to the PSC, instructed the body to put a hold on a list of promotion for senior Police Officers, a move that was readily criticised by the political Opposition.The President’s decision was made at a time when the Guyana Police Force (GPF) has been placed under the microscope during the Commission of Inquiry set up to probe allegations of a plot to assassinate him.The case comes up for hearing before the Chief Justice on August 28.last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN SCHOOL REUNION DVD NOW AVAILABLE

first_imgDrumkeen Youth ClubYouth club this Fri 20th Dec. 7:30-9:30 pm. Leaders this week Claire, Julie and Aidan. We are taking a short break until Fri 10th Jan. We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 12th Dec 01, 10, 14, 23. No jackpot winner. 2 winners €50 each. Pauline Hunter, Creeslough. Barney Gallagher, Creeslough. Next weeks jackpot €750. Go raibh maith agat. Irish Conversational ClassesNo class this Tues. Classes will resume on Tues 07th Jan Hope you all have a great holiday. Go raibh maith agat.Drumkeen Old School Reunion DVDThis double DVD includes 2 hours of video footage (courtesy of Patsy Bonner) plus an extra 2 hours of photographs (courtesy of Packie Bonner) taken during our reunion weekend. Priced at a very reasonable €10 with all proceeds going to charity. Available from the local Gala supermarket or any committee member. Contact Maeve on 086 3940761 or Henry on 087 2914267.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next week Please Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN SCHOOL REUNION DVD NOW AVAILABLE was last modified: December 15th, 2013 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:cOMMUNITY NOTESDrumkeenlast_img read more

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Chelsea could loan out international midfielder again this summer

first_img Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti take zlat Latest transfer news 1 Fenerbahce are hoping to land Chelsea outcast Marco van Ginkel on loan.The 25-year-old has not made a Premier League appearance for Chelsea the Blues for nearly five years now. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade He has instead spent time on loan at AC Milan, Stoke and PSV Eindhoven and his long-term future at Stamford Bridge seems very unclear despite remaining under contract until 2020.And now Superlig club Fenerbahce are hoping to become yet another club on Van Ginkel’s CV, according to Turkish newspaper Takvim.Fener are reportedly set to announce Phillip Cocu as their new manager after they made a formal approach to PSV at the weekend.Cocu is expected to be active in the transfer market once he is in place and Van Ginkel is one of his top targets.The Chelsea man scored 14 goals in 28 Eredivisie appearances for Cocu’s PSV last term and the manager is said to want a reunion in Istanbul. RANKED targets LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Marco van Ginkel could be making the move to Turkey targets blunder The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The bizarre reason why Man United didn’t sign new Liverpool playmaker Minamino Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comebacklast_img read more

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DONEGAL SCHOOL TO HOST ‘MATCH FOR MICHAELA’

first_imgTransition Year students in Gairmscoil Chú Uladh will be hosting a charity football match tomorrow, Friday 2nd May at 2.20pm.The craic should be good as the Transition Years students take on the Teachers.All money raised will be donated to the “Michaela Foundation” which was inspired by the life of Michaela Mc Areavey. It offers young people in Ireland the chance to live “LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS” through programmes tailored to establish a happy, confident, faith filled life.Referee on the day will be Donegal’s own Gary ‘Copper’ Mc Fadden.All are welcome for what pormises to be ahem, a very clean and sporting occasion!  DONEGAL SCHOOL TO HOST ‘MATCH FOR MICHAELA’ was last modified: May 1st, 2014 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:donegalMichaela HarteSCHOOLlast_img read more

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Crested Cranes thrashed in build up game

first_img Tags: crested cranesfaridah bulegakjttop The Crested Cranes are preparing for the up coming CECAFA ChampionshipsBuild Up gameCrested Cranes 1-8 KJT U17StarTimes StadiumThursday, 12-07-2018The Uganda National Women’s team- Crested Cranes lost 8-1 to KJT U17 in a friendly match played at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Thursday afternoon.The build up game was aimed at testing the players’ fitness as they prepare for the upcoming CECAFA Championships in Rwanda later this month.The game was a major disappointment overall as the side conceded eight goals as compardd to the one they scored through Spencer Nakachwa in the second half.Despite the loss, head coach Faridah Bulega picked positives from the game.“We want to expose the team to different styles and experiences especially speed and tactics so I am not disappointed in the ladies, said Bulega.“The girls managed to score against KJT even if they lost, am sure they will do better after the loss.UCU Lady Cardinals duo of Aturo Ruth and Yudaya Nakayenze that joined in late also got a chance to train.The crested cranes head to camp tomorrow and will be training at the same stadium in Lugogo ahead of the CECAFA tournament.Crested Cranes’ opening match is against Kenya on 19th July as the Championship is to be played on a round robin format before the knock out stages.Comments last_img read more

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Pregnant woman chokes to death as fire breaks out in Gurugram housing society

first_imgA three-month pregnant woman died due to asphyxia after fire broke out in Tulip Orange Group housing society in Sector 69 here in the early hours of Monday.Assistant Divisional Fire Officer I.S. Kashyap told The Hindu that the woman, identified as Swati, was found unconscious on the top floor of the apartment outside the door to the terrace. She was declared brought dead at hospital.Mr. Kashyap said the woman tried to climb up to the terrace through the stairs when the fire broke out, but got stuck since the doors to the terrace were locked. She was suffocated due to smoke and died.“The door to the terrace cannot be locked. It is considered to be an escape route in the event of a fire and a source of fresh air. But we have found that in many societies and commercial establishments the doors to the terrace are locked. It is illegal,” said Mr. Kashyap.The fire broke out in an electrical meter on the ground floor around 2 a.m. and spread to the top of the nine floor building. “All electrical meters were installed in the shaft, but the smoke spread in the staircase area. Most of the residents were sleeping and did not notice the fire. But Swati came out in a bid to escape and died,” said Mr. Kashyap.The woman stayed on the fifth floor of the building. When the fire broke out, her husband and five-year-old son climbed down, while she went upstairs and was suffocated to death, said a local resident.last_img read more

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Markelle Fultz set for the stage of being No. 1 pick

first_imgJordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. What ‘missteps’? LSU didn’t reach the NCAA Tournament in Simmons’ lone year in Baton Rouge before becoming the top pick by the Sixers last year, and Washington finished 9-22 this season with Fultz.Of course, that’s about where the connections between Fultz and Simmons end. They have different skillsets and personalities, but will likely be at the core of how Philadelphia tries to return to relevance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFultz is a natural talent on the court that moves with fluidity and ease, and his abilities and tendencies have been dissected heavily heading into Thursday’s draft. Off the court, he is exceedingly loyal to those that believe in him.He is also a fan of posting trick shots to social media. A lover of Chick-fil-A and his own homemade fried rice. His drive and humility comes from once being cut from the varsity of his high school team. MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire LATEST STORIES WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chickencenter_img Fultz was hyped as a possible No. 1 draft pick from the time he stepped on campus at Washington. Whether he was worthy of such a selection was debated endlessly because of the failures by the Huskies. They lost the final 13 games of the season, six of which Fultz was a spectator because of a knee injury. The head coach that first believed Fultz could be a star, Lorenzo Romar, was fired from his alma mater.“It was very tough. Nobody went in thinking we were going to lose that many games,” Fultz said recently after a workout with the Los Angeles Lakers. “But I think I built relationships and we learned more than you could ever learn losing that many games. How to fight through adversity, sticking together, sticking with each other through everything off the court, on the court. I think that was pretty big.”Despite the losing, there have been very few questions raised about Fultz’s capabilities as a pro. He’s been hounded with comparisons to fellow point guard Lonzo Ball — and the success Ball had with UCLA in his one college season. But it’s not just Ball that Fultz will forever be compared to. It’s De’Aaron Fox, Dennis Smith and the rest of the talented point guards in the class.“I respect all of them. They all got different types of games,” Fultz said. “I believe I fill in every box on both ends of the floor. I think that’s what the difference is.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Amar’e Stoudemire considering NBA comeback Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “When I’m on the court, I feel at peace really,” Fultz said in an interview last October with the Associated Press. “It feels like my home. I’m always thinking of something creative to do like trick shots or something like that. It’s just something about the basketball court that touches me, it makes me feel like nothing is wrong on the court.”Kelsey Plum, the former Huskies guard and NCAA all-time scoring leader in women’s basketball, became buds with Fultz during the one season they were both at Washington. She says Fultz has remained grounded despite the circus atmosphere.One of her most vivid memories: A Friday night that Fultz joined Plum for dinner after her game even though he already had eaten.“He came and sat with me while I ate at a restaurant. I don’t know any number one pick that would do that on a Friday night. God knows what you could be doing in college on a Friday night,” Plum said. “That’s just the type of guy he is. I’ve always respected that about him. He really has never changed who he is.“For someone that is such a superstar, he stood out to me because he was so humble and under the radar,” she continued. “That’s kind of an oxymoron, but I mean he is so not into himself.”ADVERTISEMENT In this file photo, Washington guard Markelle Fultz (20) is shown during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arizona, in Tucson, Ariz. Fultz is the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. APIn the often unpredictable world of the NBA, there is some symmetry in Markelle Fultz and Ben Simmons likely becoming teammates as pros.Barring an unforeseen change, Fultz will be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, joining Simmons with the Philadelphia 76ers in an attempt to invigorate a once proud franchise. Two stars worthy of the top pick in consecutive years, neither of which was able to lead their college programs to team success in their one season on campus.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View commentslast_img read more

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Mariano confident PPL will start this month

first_imgPhilippine Football Federation president Mariano Araneta expressed confidence that the Philippine Premier League will finally push through late this month after the opening was moved due to several clubs’ inability to comply with the PFF’s club licensing regulations.Speaking to reporters prior to a thanksgiving dinner celebrating his reelection to the powerful Fifa council, Araneta said Mendiola FC and Philippine Air Force have already appealed their case to be granted a license in time for the league’s opening on April 27.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The PPL, formerly known as the Philippines Football League, was slated to kick off March 31, but organizers were compelled to move the opening to give Mendiola FC and Air Force more time to submit the necessary documents to gain a club license.Araneta said that the league has already made adjustments to its operations to save on costs, unlike the PFL which adopted a costly home-and-away format.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics PSC hikes national athletes’ allowances Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES View comments Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

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