first_imgHakim Zivech, Ajax end of Amsterdam, that the twin was injured more than three weeks ago, he will be available for the Europa League match against Getafe, but not the defender Joel Veltman, who will have to go through the operating room and will be low for at least two months.“Wednesday’s Cup game is a bit early for Ziyech, but I think he can play on Sunday,” coach Erik ten Hag said. in the television program Rondo, of the chain “Ziggo Sport”.Ajax faces Waalwijk, the last classified of the Eredivisie, next Sunday, before the first leg of the European League’s round of 16 against Getafe, which will be held on February 20 in Madrid. On the other hand, defender Joel Veltman will have to be operated on his right knee after he was injured last February 2, during the match against PSV Eindhoven, and will be on leave for at least two months, the Amsterdam club reported Monday in a brief statement.In this way, Veltman joins David Neres and Quincy Promes on the Ajax casualty list. On the other side of the coin, Daley Blind has recovered from the heart condition he suffered last December and has been summoned again, although Ten Hag has warned that his return to the starting eleven will not be automatic.last_img read more


first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:52UFC: McGregor set for Nurmagomedov showdown01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again02:14Carpio 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MOST READ Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Character testcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil This photo provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Conor McGregor. Authorities say mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo. A Miami Beach police report says the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Monday, March 11, 2019 and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. (Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department via AP)MIAMI — Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said.According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. An attorney for McGregor called the altercation “minor” and said the popular fighter would cooperate with authorities.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when a 22-year-old man attempted to take a picture of McGregor, the police report said. Police said McGregor slapped the phone out of the man’s hand and then stomped on it several times. McGregor then grabbed the phone and left the area, the report said. Police later found McGregor at his local address.McGregor was being held on $12,500 bail.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cellphone that resulted in a call to law enforcement,” Samuel J. Rabin Jr., a Miami-based attorney representing McGregor, said in a statement. “Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”McGregor, who’s from Ireland, is the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion and one of the biggest draws in MMA. He returned to UFC last fall after a hiatus during which he made his boxing debut, a loss to Floyd Mayweather. He was suspended from UFC for six months and fined $50,000 for a brawl after his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


first_imgWhen U.S. superstar Akon landed in Liberia a fortnight ago to launch the “Light to Learn Initiative” alongside Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia, in his entourage were two gentlemen of whom not much has been said or heard of.Nacshon and Arieh Mimran, born and bred in Senegal, are the founders of the NGO Tikkum Olam (TO). The brothers are the sons of Jean-Claude Mimran, founder of the Mimran Group, which has been an entrepreneurial force in Senegal’s agriculture sector for three generations.TO is among the partners who have helped to make the #LightToLearn initiative in the country a reality.Founded in 2012, TO is an open platform that cultivates and promotes kind business through supporting and nurturing entrepreneurs and companies. The platform aims to create authentic brands that are working to make a real difference in the world.Despite being born with a silver spoon, the brothers knew that they wanted to make a difference, and they believe in education to help develop communities.“Inequality in our world does not come from a lack of personal effort, it comes from a lack of opportunity in society,” said a lean back Arieh. “Similarly, quality education does not simply benefit a child’s personal growth; it provides opportunity to an entire community.” Perhaps their driving motto kick started the Light to Learn initiative. In November 2014, Nacshon and Arieh hosted Akon on their family farm in Northern Senegal. The Senegalese singer and entrepreneur had recently launched Solektra, the company behind his “Akon Lighting Africa” project, with fellow West African entrepreneur Samba Bathily and activist Thione Niang. Akon had seen the potential of solar energy and spoken publicly about his hope of bringing electricity to millions of Africans, who, like his grandmother, lived without electricity. Less than a week after Akon visited the Mimran farm, Solektra delivered solar power equipment to a school supported by the Marie Louise Mimran Foundation.Realizing their interests were aligning, they introduced Akon to the co-founder of Bridge International Academies (BIA), Dr. Shannon May who, alongside her husband Jay Kimmelman, founded the mission-driven organization to design and deliver cost-effective solutions that enable parents and governments to have high performing nursery and primary schools.In May 2016, the dots were finally connected when Nachson and Arieh saw the opportunity to start a campaign around education and energy. They introduced the founders of Bridge International Academies to the founders of Solektra with the “Akon Lighting Africa” initiative. The idea was for Solektra to power the communities around Bridge schools in several African countries. The Light to Learn partnership was born and aimed to address the energy and education crises in Africa.The Mimran brothers and TO joined Akon and Bridge Partnership Schools for Liberia on October 20 and 21 to launch the Light To Learn Initiative at the J.W. Pearson School on Carey Street in downtown Monrovia and the Zuluyee Public School in Nimba County. They paid a courtesy cShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgCGX Energy Incorporated announced its next exploration well with an Indigenous naming and blessing ceremony by the historic Aleluya Indigenous Group.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and Executive Chairman of CGX Energy Inc, Professor Suresh Narine, after unveiling the name of the wellThe ceremony, a collaboration between CGX and the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, was held on Friday at the Umana Yana in the presence of Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and Ministers of Government and other guests.CGX Energy Incorporated’s latest exploration well, which was named “Utakwaaka”, is expected to be drilled in November 2019 in the company’s Corentyne Block offshore Guyana. Executive Chairman of CGX, Professor Suresh Narine noted that giving the well an Indigenous name is a departure from the norm in the oil industry.“[It is] to pay homage to and take strength sustenance and blessing from the wealth spring of spirituality and philosophy of our Indigenous peoples.” Traditionally, wells are named by the geologists who select the location.Minister Greenidge noted that many Guyanese are proud of CGX for the work it has done in the country and its determination and resilience in exploration in the oil and gas industry.“What we have achieved now… is in no small measure to the persistence of CGX itself in working with Guyanese, its technicians, investors to ensure that notwithstanding the disappointments … today we can celebrate.”The naming of the well coincided with the company’s 20th anniversary. Professor Narine said it is important to CGX Energy Incorporated that the resource it is exploiting is used to enhance “that which we hold valuable rather than let it in itself define value to us”.“Utakwaaka”, a Phillipai word means “the dawn of a new day, a ray of light a ray of hope,” Ovid Williams of the Aleluya Group explained. The Aleluya Indigenous religion is considered one of the oldest known and only practising Indigenous religion in Guyana.The group is made up of Indigenous people from the Phillipai and Amokokopai villages located in the Upper Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock noted that the partnership is important and commended CGX for its collaboration. “This is a significant step for the oil sector and the Indigenous people of Guyana. It is in recognition of this intricate relationship shared with the Indigenous people of Guyana and the natural environment and resources.”last_img read more


first_imgGuyana Stock Feeds Inc…matter for Cabinet discussionGovernment, through the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), had made moves to sell its shares in the Guyana Stock Feeds Incorporated (GSFI), but weeks after initiating this move, a snag has been encountered and the situation will have to be addressed at the Cabinet level.During an interview with this publication, NICIL CEO, Horace James, explained that although holding seven per cent shares in the GSFI, Government was not being given a substantial role in determining the direction of the company. “The status of that (attempt to sell the shares) is: We only had one person submit a bid, and we are going back to Cabinet for further direction. At next Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, they should have time to consider that; so, next week, I expect to have a Cabinet position,” he declared.“So we have no influence or any seat on any board, or any director (representing our interests). All we could have done was: when dividends (are) offered, collect dividends. I don’t think that is the role of a Government in a private (company),” he expanded.In a notice originating from NICIL, bids to purchase the Government’s shares in GSFI were invited from reputable organisations. It is understood that NICIL holds 6.68 per cent of the total shareholding of the company, with the other shareholders retaining 93.32 per cent. Bidders interested in purchasing the NICIL shares must, however, first register with NICIL and pay a $10,000 registration fee. They would then be provided with a Request for Proposals (RFP) document; a Memorandum with company details; guidelines for bidders; and a draft Share Sales Agreement.Cautioning that it was “not bound to accept any proposal” for the purchase of its shares, NICIL had also issued a stipulation that these proposals must be submitted by December 7, 2017.The GSFI was established in 1960 with the main purpose of supplying animal feed to Guyana’s livestock sector. In 1975, the then Government had nationalised the GSFI, and thus it stayed until 1998, when it was put back into private hands. At the time, the state had brought in a strategic partner to reorganise the business, which was losing market share to imported feeds. Today, the GSFI is a conglomerate with interest in the livestock, rice, and edible oil sectors. The enterprise itself is located in an industrial park at Farm, East Bank Demerara.As a shareholder of the GSFI, NICIL has not enjoyed a smooth ride per se. There have, over the years, been repeated clashes with principal shareholder and Pegasus owner Robert Badal — a financier of the Alliance for Change (AFC) political party, minority partner in the coalition APNU-AFC Government. NICIL once took the GSFI to court and obtained an injunction against the enterprise.DivestmentThis is the latest in a series of moves by NICIL to free the Government of involvement in certain enterprises. The most famous example is the divestment taking place at GuySuCo under the auspices of a Special Purpose Unit (SPU).The Unit has begun the process of selling the GuySuCo’s assets, including a number of estates. It has been soliciting proposals from companies or persons, either individually or as part of a joint venture or consortium “with an interest in the privatisation and/or diversification of Skeldon, Rose Hall, Wales and East Demerara ‘Enmore’ factories.”The request by the SPU for expressions of interest has been identified as the first step in the process of finding and shortlisting buyers or investors in regard to the assets of GuySuCo. The SPU has also already identified a firm — PriceWaterhouse Coopers — to evaluate GuySuCo’s assets.An announcement was made as recently as Friday that NICIL had also sold properties in New Amsterdam and Linden. A Queenstown, New Amsterdam property was sold to the Guyana Revenue Authority by public tender for $50 million; while 1.06 acres of land in Linden were sold to M&L Land Development for $2.2million.last_img read more


first_img[asset|aid=2955|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=15b372ff6d52a70f798c735cc870a47b-Jim Rogers – Pool_1_Pub.mp3] Renovations and upgrades are being done to the change rooms, sauna, steam room, diving boards, and pool, including a new system to sterilize the pool water so less chlorine will be necessary. Photo:  Renovations will continue until July at the North Peace Pool – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caBy Kimberley Molina- Advertisement – Fort St. John residents will have to wait another month to use the North Peace Leisure Pool.The pool closure has been extended until July 10 because of delays in construction. The renovations began in April and were originally only scheduled to last six weeks.The Director of the North Peace Pool Commission says the four-week extension will result in lost revenue. However, Karen Goodings says the extra time is not expected to affect the overall $750,000 renovation budget.The City’s Director of Facilities and Protective Services says some of the setbacks can be attributed to spending time removing moisture from the columns beside the pool. Jim Rogers says the 19 columns required a special drying technique so as to avoid structural problems in the future.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgGanesha, which was led by Artemisa Olivas’ 12 points, finished the season 9-13. Despite having only freshmen and sophomores at the school, Summit won the Sunkist League with a 10-0 record. Coach Alexis Onishi said her team was jittery before the game, but the Skyhawks played without fear. “I asked them if everyone knew our defenses, and they said yeah,” said Onishi, a 26-year-old Azusa Pacific graduate who played professionally in England. “I asked if they knew our offensive plays, and they said yeah. So I said we know what we are going to do and we’ll go out and do it.” Summit employed a full-court press from the start, and concentrated on guarding post players in front. Ganesha garnered some offensive rebounds and beat the press with some long passes early in the first quarter, but the Skyhawks took control by scoring 16 straight points to take a 31-13 advantage. “Once they figured our defense out, we switched our press and turned things up,” said sophomore center Meghin Williams, who had 11 points. Ganesha cut the halftime deficit to 35-21, but Thomas scored six of Summit’s 12 straight points in the first 2:35 to put things out of reach. Domingo, a freshman point guard, showed the nerves of a veteran. She had six steals and played impressively despite having a cold and sore throat that made it difficult for her to speak. Onishi said she started to believe this season could be special when the team earned an overtime victory against Jurupa Valley during conference play. “I told them at the start of the year that everybody is three grades older so we have to work three times harder,” Onishi said. “We have been very disciplined and that allows us to stay in the game with the big crowd and all of the excitement.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img FONTANA – The Summit girls basketball team doesn’t have a player near the age of 18, but the Skyhawks entered the CIF-Southern Section Division III-AAA playoffs on an 18-game winning streak. Summit opened with a 63-33 victory over Ganesha on Saturday night, as Adrianne Thomas scored 21 points and Alyssa Domingo added 17 for the Skyhawks (24-3). last_img read more


first_imgGlendora High School upset Harvard-Westlake 1-0 on Friday on a goal by Gina Woodward to give the Tartans their first-ever CIF soccer playoff win, coach Paolo Rizzon said. The Tartans’ first-round victory in Division I was especially big, considering the Wolverines were CIF runners-up last season and Glendora had finished third in the Sierra League. “The girls know that each round will get harder, so we need to keep improving,” Walnut coach Lorraine Hansen said. The Mustangs are led by high-scoring forward Nadia Link. The Huskies’ (19-3-3) impressive run with coach Scott Mocabee’s youthful lineup continued with a 2-0 road victory over Canyon Country. Sophomore Natalie DiSanto scored both goals and sophomore goalie Danielle Stewart recorded the shutout. South Hills will host Westlake (12-2-7) at 3 p.m. today at Covina District Field. “We need to make sure we defend as a team and keep organized and we’ll be fine,” Mocabee said. Freshman Natalie Maxey leads South Hills with 16 goals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The girls know we came into the playoffs with nothing to lose, and I just want them to go out there and play hard and the rest will take care of itself,” Rizzon said. St. Lucy’s (14-8-5) joins Sierra League foe Glendora in the second round in Division I when it hosts Long Beach Wilson (18-3-5). The Regents finished second behind Ayala in the Sierra League and defeated Los Osos 1-0 in double overtime Friday. San Antonio League rivals Walnut and South Hills advanced to the second round of the Division II playoffs. The Mustangs (19-5-1) dominated visiting Burbank 3-1 behind two goals and an assist from Veronica Ramos on Friday. Walnut scored two goals in the first three minutes of the game. Walnut will travel to Simi Valley to take on Royal (13-3-6), which defeated Lancaster 2-1 on Friday. center_img “I wouldn’t say we’re doing anything \ better, but we’re working harder and we’re playing a lot smarter and have gotten mentally stronger,” Rizzon said. The next mountain to climb for the Tartans (14-8-3) comes in the form of Buena High (25-3-2, Channel League No. 1) today at 3 p.m. at Glendora. last_img read more


first_img0Shares0000The eight teams that qualified for the regional final will converge at Kanduyi Stadium in Bungoma to fight for a slot in the national finals.NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 1 – The two teams that will represent Western region at the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom national finals will be known this weekend.The eight teams that qualified for the regional final will converge at Kanduyi Stadium in Bungoma to fight for a slot in the national finals. “We are excited to be going to the strong fan base of Bungoma where we hope to discover more talent from the Western Region,” said Nick Mwendwa, President – Football Kenya Federation.The boys semifinals will see Emanani Muslim Secondary from Butere-Mumias take on Mukumu Boys from Kakamega while Kapsokwony from Mt. Elgon will face Lugari Blue Saints.In the girls semis, Chelebei Secondary from Mt. Elgon will play Bishop Njenga from Lugari while Busia’s Kigandole will face Shinyalu from Kakamega County.So far, Rift valley, Eastern, Nyanza, North Eastern and Coast regions have all selected the teams that will represent them at the national finals. Central and Nairobi regions will hold their finals in the next few weeks.The winners of this weekend’s finals will each receive a cash reward of Shs 200,000 and will proceed to the National finals set for the 24th and 25th March. The losing finalists will also receive a cash reward of Shs 100,000 each.At the grand finale, the winning teams will walk away with Sh1 million each and an opportunity to go for an international training and mentorship camp in London in April 2018.Safaricom has invested Sh100 million towards the program which includes Sh10m worth of prizes as well as funds for renovation of select community pitches through a legacy programme.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_img0Shares0000Neymar, shown during a training exercise in Russia, scored against Costa Rica but has been heavily criticized by fans in Brazil for his World Cup performance so far © AFP/File / Nelson AlmeidaRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Jun 27 – When Neymar finally scored against Costa Rica, Brazil cheered, the superstar striker cried, and his sister… dislocated her shoulder.Brazil’s SporTV reported Wednesday that Rafaella Santos was so excited at her brother’s last-gasp goal in the tricky win against minnows Costa Rica on Friday that she collided with a friend and injured her arm. She later posted a picture of herself on social media showing her left arm in a sling.The goal made it 2-0 for Brazil just before the final whistle, at which Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, collapsed onto his knees and sobbed. He has been heavily criticized by fans in Brazil for his performance so far at the championship in Russia.The Paris Saint-Germain striker is under heavy pressure to deliver against Serbia on Wednesday. He is playing after a lengthy layoff due to surgery on a broken foot bone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more