PSV Eindhoven coach Mark van Bommel says his players can fight it out for Barcelona star Lionel Messi’s shirt if they win at the Nou Camp on Tuesday as this season’s Champions League begins.Barcelona host the Dutch league leaders and Van Bommel wants his players to stay professional as they face the player he described as the best in the world.“If tomorrow we get a good result I don’t care if they fight for Messi’s shirt,” Van Bommel told a news conference.“That is part of being a professional, to always be concentrating. I know they will ask him for the shirt, but they shouldn’t do it at halftime.”PSV winger Hirving Lozano may one day line up with the Argentine at Barcelona, having revealed the Catalan side were interested in signing him in the close season after he impressed for Mexico at the World Cup.“Thanks to God I had a good tournament and many teams asked about me,” said Lozano.“My agents told me that Barca asked about me and it would be a dream to play here in the future, but now the important thing is focussing on PSV and enjoying it as much as possible.”
Gilas women’s team advances to Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup main draw after sweet sweep SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 05:05SEA Games 2019: Rubilen Amit finally beats Chezka Centeno for 9-ball gold (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Wendell Comboy and Joseph Nunag added 13 and 12 points, respectively, to the Tamaraws’ offense.“One of our goals is to make it to the playoffs and now we got it,” said FEU head coach Olsen Racela.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFEU held a 69-58 lead midway through the fourth quarter but saw it dissipate when Judel Fuentes and Maodo Malick Diouf rallied the Scorpions on an 11-0 run to get to a 69-all with 2:08 left.Branrey Bienes answered the Scorpions’ late-game run with a three, which Patrick Tchuente followed up with a putback slam to give the Tamaraws the final basket of the match. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Chadao-FEU vs CEU in PBA D-League. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Chadao-Far Eastern University became the last team from the Foundation Group to advance to the playoffs after holding off Centro Escolar University, 74-69, in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at JCSGO Gym.L-Jay Gonzales led the Tamaraws with 15 points, five assists, and three steals as the Tamaraws ended the eliminations on a four-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN The Tamaraws improved to a 6-3 record and in the process eliminated Marinerong Pilipino, which finished the eliminations at 5-4.FEU will face Aspirants Group top seed Ateneo (8-1), which owns a twice-to-beat advantage, in the crossover quarterfinals on Monday.Fuentes put up 24 points while Diouf had an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double for CEU.Despite the loss, the Scorpions still hold a twice-to-beat edge in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card View comments
…and Berbice votesNow that the dust may be settling over the proposed toll increases for the Berbice River Bridge crossing by the BBCI, maybe we can begin to see a way out of the miasma. But even before we get to that we’ve got to clear up some misconceptions on the financing and control of the Bridge. These have been thrown around in the past and may clouding some folks’ judgement.For those of us who aren’t in the finance world, it might be useful to remember it’s the COMMON stockholders from five entities who own the bridge – with shares valued at $400 million. After the NIS bought out CLICO’s shares when they went belly-up, they became the largest common shareholder. But more pertinently, two years ago, after NICIL bought out the DDL subsidiary (DEC) which owned one block of shares, the Government through its various agencies – such as NIS and NICIL – assumed majority ownership of the bridge!!As per the rules of the BBCI, the Board of Directors – to a maximum of eight – are in proportion to the number of shares owned – and as such, the governmental entities also have a majority on the Board!! Therefore, the Government cannot now plead surprise over whatever decision the Board has taken to propose that horrific increase in tolls. THE GOVERNMENT’S MAJORITY REPS HAD TO HAVE SUPPORTED THE MOVE…IF NOT SUGGESTED IT!!So what’s really going on? As with everything else in Guyana, your Eyewitness figures politics is at the bottom! As to where the politics is coming from – you only have to read the “reactions” of the (AFC) Public Infrastructure Minister, James Patterson and the (AFC) DPI’s Op-ed in the Chronic to know. It’s all about the AFC trying to rile up Berbicians to not support the PPP at the LGE by blaming THEM for THEIR suggested toll hike!!And after the Berbicians are riled up good and proper, the AFC will ride in like a knight in shining armour to “work something out”!! Ahhh… these fellas will walk over their mothers’ grave to get some votes to stave off their imminent decay from “dead” to “putrid” meat!! But in all of this Sturm und Drang, there may be a silver lining.The biggest investor in the bridge is the NIS – with both common and preferred stocks. But as we read recently, the NIS isn’t getting a hefty enough return on their investments overall. So why don’t the PNC Government have NICIL buy out all the other common stock shareholders and run the bridge – so that the NIS can begin to get proper returns on all those preferred shares?This way, it’ll be a win-win all around!! Save for the AFC!!…and Demerara votesLooks like the AFC thinks their salvation lies in bridges. While in Berbice – as we described above – they’re riling up folks, over in Demerara they’re promising salvation for the long-suffering folks over on the West Coast, who take a full hour to just CROSS their bridge! And once more it’s MPI Patterson in the thick of things.Shrugging off the inquiry into his sole-sourcing the design for the new Demerara bridge crossing – for a whopping $143 million and which design was promptly SCRAPPED after the Chinese Ambassador said it was “19th century!! – Patterson’s now blithely promising construction of the bridge will star NEXT year!! Can you believe this guy?? He still hasn’t even received a bid on the new design – which he now concedes should be four rather than three lanes – nor settled on a financing model (BOOT? PPP?) and he’ll start in 2019?? What’s this guy smoking?Or he means building an approach at Versailles on Stanley Ming’s “swing” land, is “starting” the bridge?!…to riches?In addition to pumping oil in the North, according to the IDB, we could earn big bucks in the South if we start to raze more of our forests in our South!!There’s REDD money and Carbon Credits in the offing!!
Deceased lad, Davin Sealey2016 Sisters Village fatal accidentSixteen months after the death of 10-year-old Davin Sealey, who was killed by an allegedly intoxicated Police rank on the Public Road at Sisters Village, West Bank Demerara (WBD), the man implicated in the lad’s demise, Ravinand Bissessar, will soon face a court trial.The vehicle that was driven by the then Police ConstableIt was disclosed late last week that the trial of the accused would commence on October 19 at the Wales Magistrate’s Court.The 27-year-old man, who was a Police Constable at the time of the accident, was accused of causing Sealey’s death owing to dangerous driving on May 15, 2016. Police had contended that Bisssessar, while driving motor car PLL 222, struck down the 10-year-old, who was riding a bicycle along the roadway, resulting in the child’s death.The accused, Ravinand Bissessar in May 2016Initial Police reports noted that on the day in question, Bissessar, who had been attached to the Wales Police Station, was attempting to negotiate a turn at Sisters Village when he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a parked car, before hitting the lad. It was further reported that the Policeman’s car had only come to a halt after it crashed into a utility pole.This was the parked car that the Policeman had allegedly slammed into before hitting the childPolice had also disclosed last year that when a breathalyser test was conducted on Bissessar after the accident, it revealed that he had .66 micrograms of alcohol in his system, which is above the legal limit. However, the accused man’s then Attorney, Mark Conway, had disputed the veracity of the breathalyser test presented by the prosecution at the May 2016 arraignment. Conway contended that another test was conducted at the hospital, which reportedly proved that there was no alcohol in his client’s system. The defendant was initially released on $600,000 bail for the causing death charge and placed on self-bail for the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) offence.It was reported last year that the lad was on his way to meet his father at the time of the accident. A post-mortem examination had revealed that the young Sealey died as a result of multiple injuries to the body. (Shemuel Fanfair)
0Shares0000NAIROBI, March 20– “We should be focusing on FIFA international calendar for a friendly rather than squabbling over who is in control of the Premier League.”Those are sagely words of Harambee Stars and Norway’s Lillestrome first choice keeper, Arnold Origi, who accused both Football Kenya Federation and Kenyan Premier League of failing to consider interest of players in their standoff. Origi, who spoke to Capital Sport on Thursday during the Gor Mahia and Bandari KPL clash at Nairobi’s City Stadium, was disappointed that Kenya has not confirmed any fixture despite the FIFA calendar opening this weekend.“It’s very unfortunate that we are in this situation. We had made good progress in the (premier) league and the focus would have been trying to make it more professional instead of trying to get control of it.“We have not heard anything about friendly and yet we want to compete with other countries who are preparing adequately. It’s been a norm in Kenya that we make one step forward and three backwards,” Origi who is in the country after being bereaved lamented.With Kenya busy battling over who should run the 2015 Premier League between FKF and KPL, neighbours Uganda Cranes nailed a date with 2013 African Champions, Nigeria for an international build-up match on next Wednesday.Origi, who joined Stars captain and English Premier League’s Southampton midfielder, Victor Wanyama and record scorer Dennis Oliech among others in advocating for sanity in the game; fears endless wrangles will rob players of their dreams.-Shattered dreams-“Trying to say we should have parallel leagues and then a play-off at the end of the season will not resolve the problem because at the end of the day it’s us (players) who suffer.“We have dreams and ambitions of playing in the Nations Cup or maybe one day at World Cup but, in this situation there is no chance of us realizing our dreams and it’s very depressing,” the 33-year-old shot stopper declared.Origi, cousin to Divock who trades for France league 1’s Lille on loan from Liverpool FC called on both warring factions to resolve the stalemate as soon as possible for the interest of players.“The ongoing wrangles show how incompetent our managers are; they need to meet and put listen want the players want because they are the main actors. Their pride and personal interest is not important at this stage.“We are losing a lot of talent, the likes of Divock who chose to play for other countries because there is nothing to show for in Kenya but if our house was in order i think he could have been with us,” the custodian who is set to depart Sunday for Norway Premier League pre-season underscored.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Newcastle United’s players never lost faith in Alan Pardew, despite their terrible run of form, Warren Barton has told talkSPORT.The Magpies had only won six of their 28 games over the first nine months of the year but didn’t lose a single match in October, triumphing on three occasions and drawing once across all competitions.Fans made their views on the club’s boss known with placards and protests over his handling of the team but Barton believes their upturn in form, which includes victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City, proves Pardew’s men were always battling to keep their manager in a job.He told the Sports Bar: “Even in their hardest moments, like Stoke away, when the pressure was really on, there was still that effort and commitment.“I don’t think the players will turn their back on him [Alan Pardew], he took a lot of them there. They believed in what he was trying to do.”
Workers at the ill-fated Buncrana call-centre which closed earlier today have been given a glimmer of hope.Deputy McHughIt follows a move by Deputy Joe McHugh who has secured them a meeting with the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) and Enterprise Ireland and Assetco Managed Services in Buncrana next Tuesday.Speaking to Donegal Daily this evening, Deputy McHugh confirmed he has arranged for Assetco workers to meet with the National Employment Rights Authority (NERA). Earlier today Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton intervened at Deputy McHugh’s request to formally instruct Enterprise Ireland, NERA and the Department of Social Protection to definitively establish the rights of the workers affected by yesterday’s announcement.Deputy McHugh said “Following on from my discussions with Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD last night and today about the concerns of Assetco employees, I have asked Enterprise Ireland & the National Employment Rights Authority to meet with representatives of Assetco employees and with Assetco Managed Services. I will attend this meeting, which will take place in Buncrana next Tuesday.“Yesterday’s announcement is very distressing for Assetco employees and for the employees’ families. Information Officers from NERA will attend the meeting next Tuesday, and will meet with individual workers in order to provide them with information regarding employment rights entitlements.”The move follows the closure of the Assetsco centre on the IDA Business Park in Lisfannon with the loss of 30 jobs. Workers claim they have not been given a redundancy package and that a deal worth €68,500 between 29 workers had since been withdrawn.CALL-CENTRE WORKERS TO MEET WITH NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS AUTHORITY was last modified: November 14th, 2012 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:Assetco Mange Servicesbuncranadeputy joe mchugh
LOS ANGELES – A public hearing on plans for a drug and alcohol treatment center with ties to the Church of Scientology was postponed Tuesday after last-minute concerns surfaced about the rural site in upper Bouquet Canyon. The proposal to establish a Narconon center came before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and drew a crowd of about 500. Supervisors sent the plan back to the Regional Planning Commission because of concerns about traffic, fire, safety and flood control. The commission had approved the project in March. Complaints about the approval to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s office prompted him to call for the hearing Tuesday. There is no date set yet for the matter to return to supervisors. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Narconon International aims to open a 66-bed facility near Leona Valley on 30.4 acres formerly used for a boarding school. Narconon President Clark Carr said that if the center had been approved Tuesday, work would have begun immediately. Renovations are expected to take at least six months. But Carr supported the efforts to resolve any problems. “We’re here for the long haul,” Carr said. The center would treat adults whose average stay would be three to four months. Narconon plans no new buildings on the land, which borders the Angeles National Forest, but will add parking. Treatment used in the program, such as sweating out toxins, has been questioned by critics, who charge that the facility is a front to lure people into the Church of Scientology. The treatment program began about 40 years ago and is based on the principles of a book by L. Ron Hubbard, the late founder of the Church of Scientology. When asked about such criticism, Carr called it incorrect and irrelevant. He said there is no religious indoctrination in the program. “It’s hard enough work to get someone off heroin or alcohol without getting into the religious issues,” he said. Word of the proposed treatment center on Bouquet Canyon Road had worried some Leona Valley residents who sent a letter last winter to the county Regional Planning Commission about their concerns that their rural community would be disrupted. Some of those residents arrived at Tuesday’s hearing to testify. Among them was Jan Powell, a Leona Valley Town Council member. She helped organize a community meeting for residents to meet with Narconon representatives and learn about the proposed center. Powell said she was in open-minded at first and wanted to know more about Narconon. She said representatives initially told her that Narconon was not connected with the Church of Scientology, but later told her there was a relationship. She said she felt she had been initially deceived. “It’s not that they’re associated with Scientology,” she said. “It’s the fact that they were deceitful to me.” Vance Kirkpatrick, a former sheriff’s deputy, also came to the hearing. The Leona Valley resident said the location for the treatment center is too remote for quick responses from police or firefighters in case of emergencies. He recalled a fire several years ago that burned homes in the area before firefighters arrived. He said the treatment center belongs elsewhere. “If a staff (member) or neighbor was the victim of a crime, it would be a long time calling,” he said. Burbank resident Tom Solari had planned to testify Tuesday on behalf of Narconon. Working in the film-production industry, Solari said he was moved when he filmed Narconon graduation and saw there was not a dry eye in the room. “There is no community that does not have this as a problem, and to have this there is a tremendous asset,” Solari said. email@example.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An 18-year-old aspiring actress from Puerto Rico who hopes to someday star in U.S. and Latin American films was crowned Sunday night as Miss Universe 2006. Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza of Puerto Rico shared a nervous emotional hug with the first runner-up, Kurara Chibana of Japan, moments before the winner was announced, then clasped her hands to her mouth in amazement as she heard her name called. Miss USA Tara Conner was the contest’s fourth runner-up. Also finishing in the top five were second runner-up Lauriane Gillieron of Switzerland and third runner-up Lourdes Arevalos of Paraguay. Conner was vying to become the first U.S. winner since Brook Lee in 1997. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesThe field of 86 was actually narrowed to 20 last week during preliminary judging, but finalists weren’t announced until Sunday’s show was under way. – Associated Press