Silva is left without tribute

first_imgThe canary, who would have offers to return to the UD Las Palmas or even to play in the Inter Miami from David Beckham, He has been on the team for ten years and in England many consider him to be the best footballer the club has ever had. (they compare him to Colin Bell)Since City hasn’t had many cracks that have stayed there that long and accomplished so many things at once. And despite the fact that the fans strongly request that the Spaniard renew for another season with the team he leads Pep Guardiola to be able to fire him as he deserves, Mirror ensures that The player has not had any contact with the board to extend his stay in England.Silva was already on the roster the first time they managed to qualify for the Champions League, and while winning two Euro Cups and one World Cup with Spain, he has won 14 titles with City, including four Premier League trophies. During your stay at UK, He has played 424 matches, has scored 74 goals, has distributed 137 assists and has offered exemplary behavior, since in ten years at the club he has not seen any red cards. Some numbers worthy of an idol for him Etihad Stadium.In any case, it is certain that other ways will be sought to pay homage to them, as they did to Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Yaya Touré or Vincent Kompany. With the farewell of the Belgian, who already warned that the next time would be the turn of the canary, the stadium welcomed 52,000 spectators and the proceeds went to the homeless of Manchester. David Silva ends his contract with Manchester City this season and the club planned to pay tribute to him next May 17 against Norwich City, but the match will not be disputed by the coronavirus and if the Premier League in time, the match was most likely to be held behind closed doors. Premier League* Data updated as of April 6, 2020 twenty-onelast_img read more

#JaVotes2016: First time voter rejects mother’s pressure

first_imgShamoy Reid voted in a general election for the first time today, but indicated that she had to withstand some pressure from her mother to do so. “Me mother a argue wid me because she a tell me who fi vote fah and me tell her she can’t tell me who fi vote fah,” the 21-year-old told The Gleaner after casting her ballot at the Gordon Town Community Centre in the St Andrew East Rural constituency. So how did she arrive at her decision? “One party inna power fi five years, so me just look pan dat and see who me waan vote fah,” she reasoned. The Jamaica Labour Party’s Juliet Holness is challenging the People’s National Party’s Imani Duncan-Price to become the parliamentary representative for the constituency. Reid acknowledged that she has not been paying keen attention to the election campaign, but said she was determined to exercise her right to vote. “If me never vote me wouldn’t have no talk. So if the country nah run right me can’t seh nutten cause me never vote. So if me vote now, me have a talk and me can say sup’n,” she explained. “Persons who no vote, dem nuh have no say enuh cause dem never go vote,” she added. ST ANDREW EAST RURAL CANDIDATES JLP: Juliet Holness PNP: Imani Duncan-Pricelast_img read more

US Open champ Djokovic: ‘I owe Federer, Nadal’

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “He was my childhood idol. He was someone I was looking up to. The first actual thing I saw related to tennis on the TV was his first or second Wimbledon championship. That inspired me to start playing tennis.“There is a lot of significance of me being now shoulder to shoulder in terms of Grand Slam wins with him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The victory puts Djokovic three Slam wins away from Nadal’s 17 and six behind Federer’s record 20.It will also see him rise to number three in the world behind Nadal and Federer — the rankings again reflecting the “Big Three” status they have shared for so long. Djokovic said it was the kind of heavyweight clash he’s learned to embrace.“This might sound funny, but my nickname is Nole. When they shout “Ole, ole, ole, ole,” that’s what I hear,” he said of the raucous chants for Del Potro.“I thought it was electrifying in some stages of the match, especially in the second set when we went toe-to-toe. I had my corner, as well.“When the roof is closed, trust me, it’s very, very loud down there. It takes a lot of effort to actually stay poised in this moment.“I’m glad I managed to do that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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I feel like these guys, rivalries with these guys, matches with Federer and Nadal, have made me the player I am, have shaped me into the player I am today.“I owe it to them.”Although he was riding high coming into the Open, Djokovic was among the many struggling with crushing heat and humidity in the first week. He needed four sets to get past 41st-ranked Hungarian Marton Fucsovics in the first round and another to get past 61st-ranked American Tennys Sandgren in the second.‘Ole Nole’He picked up the pace with straight-sets victories over France’s Richard Gasquet, Portugal’s Joao Sousa, Millman and 2014 finalist Kei Nishikori to arrive at a title tilt with good friend Del Potro.After seizing an early break in the second set, Djokovicsuddenly found himself on the run, dropping three straight games before he dug in to salvage a service hold in a 20-minute marathon game that went to deuce eight times.The crowd was roaring for sentimental favorite DelPotro — shut out of Grand Slam finals since his 2009 US Open triumph. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Djokovic had tumbled down the rankings, slowed last year by an elbow injury and a loss of confidence that accompanied a 54-week title drought.Since bursting out of the slump with an unexpected Wimbledon title he has gone from strength to strength, adding a long-awaited Cincinnati Masters title to his resume before adding the US Open title to those he won in 2011 and 2015.Djokovic faced neither of his greatest rivals en route to the title in Flushing Meadows.Seeded to face Federer in the quarter-finals, he found himself instead across the net from John Millman after the unheralded Australian stunned the Swiss great.Nadal hobbled out of a semi-final match against DelPotro after two sets.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Del Potro backs Djokovic to break Federer’s Grand Slam record NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 09: Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates with the championship trophy after winning his Men’s Singles final match against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina on Day Fourteen of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Jaime Lawson/Getty Images for USTA/AFPNovak Djokovic was thrilled to match Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open on Sunday, but he said it’s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have made him the player he is.“Pete Sampras is one of the biggest legends ever to play the game,” Djokovic said after earning a third US Open crown with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 victory over Juan Martin del Potro.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The Unanswered Cries

first_imgAs Sonie squatted to fan the fire, she saw coming down a footpath at the outskirts of the village a group of men in raffia skirts, naked from the waist up, each of them carrying a machete. It was early morning, a few hours before sunrise, and the full moon had turned the world the color of silver.Sonie had just turned fourteen and her mother and most of the villagers would often say that it would not be long before she was taken to the Sande bush, where girls of her age, or sometimes younger, had something done to their private parts, which afterwards made them ripe and ready for marriage.Then one day a group of three men and a woman, who had come from the city, came to the village. They said that they worked for an aid organization owned by some white people, whose purpose, among other things, was to show that their customs, including the Sande bush, were bad and that the villagers were dwelling in superstition.Although the aid workers were banned from spreading their beliefs in the village, the aid workers would on some days gather in the market. There they would distribute tracts and stage dramas. The villagers could hardly ignore the aid workers.  Soon some of villages began to think that perhaps there was something wrong with their customs. Not long after, some of the young women, including Sonie herself, began to refuse to go to the Sande bush.Now, fanning the fire as she did each morning to heat water for her father, Sonie wondered with a shudder who the men in raffia skirts were coming to.The edges of their machetes glistened in the moonlight, as the men entered the village.Sonie went into the house, fetch a bucket to pour her father’s bath water, but only to return, drop the bucket, scream at the top of her voice, as she stood trembling in front with the men with the machetes.   “Where is your father?” asked a man who stood in front of the group, powerfully-built, with broad shoulders and thick hair and moustaches. The man was the village’s blacksmith. Choked with fear, Sonie did not answer. “I said where is your father?” the blacksmith repeated, tightening his grip on his machete.  “He’s inside the house,” Sonie said, her voice trembling.  “Go and call him at once,” the blacksmith said.  Sonie turned and ran into the house and soon came out with her father, followed by her mother Kebbeh, short and plump woman of thirty. Mr. Kollie was tall and thin. A few days before, they had had a meeting with the village chief and elders. The meeting had not gone very well. Sonie’s parents had not taken kindly to the way in which they had been spoken to by the chief and elders, who made demands which were nearly impossible. Yet Kollie and his wife had sat quietly through the whole meeting with a calm composure that belied his anger. His silent anger was directed at these people who were trying to extort things from him by means of the Sande society, to which they had attached so many laws as to make the Ten Commandments pale in comparison. He knew that many of these rules had been invented for selfish ends; that initiation into either the Poro or Sande Societies was now no longer a matter of traditional kinship but of greed and vanity.   “We can no longer ignore what is happening among us,” the village chief had said at the end of the meeting, hammering his wooden staff heavily on to the floor. “Our young people no longer show any respect to our customs and would sooner desecrate an ancestral shrine than they can begin to suck at the breasts of their mothers.”With that, Kollie and his wife had been dismissed from the meeting.Getting the money for the initiation ceremony of their daughter had been particularly tasking and Sonie’s parents had begged others to buy from them a few acres of land. But after what Kollie and his wife had gone through to meet the ceremony obligations, they were not pleased at seeing these men with machetes so early in the morning. “Have we broken a law that you should come to our house so early in the morning with machetes?” Kebbeh said.“Nobody said you have broken a law,” the blacksmith said, smiling broadly.“Well then come and take away our daughter,” Sonie’s father said, and ground his teeth.Feeling betrayed Sonie looked up at her father, terrified. “No, father!”“Go with them, Sonie,” her mother said. “It is our custom and there is nothing we can do about it.”“I care nothing for customs,” Sonie said with defiance and ran into the house.For a few moments the men from the Sande bush made no response, as though the young girl’s refusal had caught them by surprise. But suddenly gnashing his teeth and waving his machete, the blacksmith, followed by three others, ran into the house. Seconds later the girl could be heard crying at the top of her voice amid a clatter of pots and cooking utensils. Then her voice was muffled. A moment later the blacksmith, carrying the girl across his shoulder, came out of the house with the others. The girl’s parents, who had merely stepped aside as the four men charged into the house, stood by helplessly.  Waving their machetes and gnashing their teeth, the men turned and began to run out of the village.   They did not stop running until they were well on the outskirts of the village. Despite their ages — and most of them were in their fifties or sixties — they ran with the agility of a monkey.Hanging across the shoulder of the blacksmith was all Sonie could do to let herself be carried away. Her head and stomach hurt, her legs were full of cramps, and being jostled roughly by the running blacksmith had all but left her in a swoon.    The place in which the initiation ceremony would take place was part of a number of thatched huts surrounded by a high bamboo wall, across a river. If strangers to the forest happened to stumble upon these thatched huts or were so foolhardy as to think they could discover them, they would at once become invisible; so that there was no telling them from the forest.  Soon the blacksmith and the others reached the river. Now it was believed that a mysterious old man came often to ferry people across the river, and so the blacksmith and the others sat on the grass, waiting.    “Do you think he will come?” the blacksmith said after a while, turning to look up the river.    “He always come,” another replied. “We need only wait a little longer.”   The blacksmith turned to look at the girl lying on the grass beside him. “If we hadn’t used force she would never have come with us. It is a shame that many of our young people no longer show respect to our custom.”   “We should have driven those aid workers from the village as quickly as possible,” said a third man.”But we let them stay long enough to influence our children with whatever it is that pleases white people. And what do they know about our customs, these white people who come to this country with their aid work?”   “They know nothing about our customs,” said a fourth man. “But we are to blame because their money is sweet in our mouths.”  There followed a moment of silence. With a sad face each man looked in the distance, as though in that distance their customs and way of life were disappearing forever and they could do nothing other than watch with a sense of total helplessness.   Soon the old man with the canoe appeared. One after the other the men from the Sande bush were taken across the river, from which they made their way into dense undergrowth until they came to the heart of the forest. The blacksmith still carried the girl, who had since fallen unconsciousness, across his shoulder.  At length, they reached the bamboo huts and immediately a group of women with mask and painted faces, speaking in a strange language and looking as if they were possessed, crowded around. Sonie was led into one of the huts and laid on an earthen floor. Then a woman came in with some crude instruments, followed by four other women. She looked to be the head of the others, heavily-built and wore on her face a mask that would have terrified the dead. Carrying a knife in her hand, she bent over the girl lying on the floor.     As if by reflex, Sonie woke up and screamed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Development at Nations “horrific” – PPP

first_img…calls on Govt to take aggressive leadThe Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said it is concerned about the “horrific developments” affecting the School of the Nations and urged the coalition Government to “stop treating this matter in a ‘business as usual’ manner and take a more aggressive lead in addressing the situation.”In a statement, the Party said that “the safety of our children in schools must be of paramount importance. This situation could have serious consequences for both the children at the school and the country at large.”The Opposition’s remarks comes at a time when parents of students attending the School of Nations on New Market Street, Georgetown, have expressed fear forParents engaged in a meeting on Monday with the school’s administrationtheir children’s safety at the institution in the wake of the recent shooting of the Director, Dr Brian O’Toole and the constant threats posted on social media allegedly by an expelled student.Their distress was clearly voiced during an engagement with the school’s administration on Monday, as questions mounted about the level of security which has been adopted in recent days.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of School of Nations, Dr Dexter Phillips explained that they are installing additional security cameras at blind spots along with an increased security presence at the entrances.It was indicated that the administration took a decision to not resume classes as per normal today with the assistance of the Guyana Police Force for increased support.The school had to implement these measures after the Director was shot on Sunday night at about 21:44h at his Prashad Nagar home shortly after returning home from a restaurant.The police report stated that the 64-year-old man returned home and secured his gate after entering. As he was about to open the door, a male suspect approached him, pointed a gun and discharged three rounds in his direction – two of which caught him in both forearms.This act came with what was considered warning signs from a social media account, believed to be created by students of the institution. The posts started on WhatsApp and moved to Facebook, where threats were made to the lives of students. In one instance, two persons were mentioned in the online posts.The guardians spared no opportunity to probe the ongoing investigation by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Force. When contacted, a senior member of the Guyana Police Force related that an investigation is underway but could not divulge any information that could jeopardise same.last_img read more

Flyers beat Peace River 12-2

first_imgIt was another big win for the Flyers, this time against Peace River.The game was close in the first period with the Flyers getting only 2 goals, then in the second period the flyers opened up the game with 7 goals.  Both goals by Peace River came while they were on the power play.  The next game for the Flyers is Saturdy night at home against Falher.  The game starts at 8:30pm at the North Peace Arena.For more on the game see the attahed game sheet.- Advertisement –last_img

Whittier council chooses firm to develop former Alpha Beta property

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – The City Council voted 3-1 with one abstention to select a Beverly Hills firm to develop the city-owned, 3.4-acre former Alpha Beta property along Hadley Street between Comstock and Milton avenues. Council members said they chose HDS Group because it proposed significantly more commercial space than the other development team of Uptown Whittier Partners, a partnership of Creative Housing Associates of Marina del Rey, Lee Homes and Frank Hill and Co. of Whittier. “I like the idea of being more aggressive,” Councilman Joe Vinatieri said. “The risk can be dealt with as we go through the process,” Vinatieri said. “This is the lead-off batter for the Uptown. I’d like to go out in a way that puts something on the table people can look to as a model.” Each firm was required to propose two plans – one with a library and one without. In its library plan, HDS proposed a 15,000-square-foot park, 34,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space and 118 housing units. In its non-library, HDS proposed 75,700 square-feet of retail. Uptown Whittier Partners proposed only 3,750 square-feet of retail in both options. Councilman Bob Henderson, who supported the Uptown Whittier Partners proposal, said he didn’t think the area would support that much retail, especially if there’s no library. “It’s in an area that’s never been successful for retail,” Henderson said. “It’s off the beaten track and would be very difficlt to phase in.”last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United after being released

first_img The 35-year-old is currently out of action with a cruciate ligament injury 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been released by Manchester United, the Premier League have announced.Ibrahimovic was named on the official list of players let go by England’s top-flight clubs after United chose – to date – not to renew the Swede’s 12-month contract, which expires on June 30, or take up the option to extend it by a year.The striker scored 28 goals for United following his move last summer but his future was thrown into doubt by a season-ending knee injury in April.John Terry has also been confirmed as a free agent after leaving Chelsea while Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas, Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Willy Caballero are all among those released by Manchester City.Ibrahimovic, however, is the the stand-out name given the 35-year-old was one of the stars of the 2016-17 season, which was his first in England after a decorated career on the continent.He scored twice at Wembley as United beat Southampton 3-2 to win the EFL Cup in February and notched a hat-trick against St Etienne in the last 32 of the Europa League, before Jose Mourinho’s men went on to clinch another major trophy.But Ibrahimovic is not expected to return from injury until early 2018, by which time he will be 36 and have spent half a season as an expensive absentee.Terry’s departure from Chelsea is no surprise after the 36-year-old bid an elaborate farewell at Stamford Bridge last month while City’s ageing quintet have also been sacrificed as Pep Guardiola continues to overhaul his squad this summer.Elsewhere, Yaya Sanogo has been released by Arsenal while Arouna Kone at Everton and Fraizer Campbell at Crystal Palace have also not been offered new deals.Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League looks to have prompted a shake-up of their first team squad with Victor Anichebe, Sebastian Larsson, Joleon Lescott, John O’Shea and Steven Pienaar all deemed surplus to requirements.last_img read more


first_imgTOURIST bosses spend small fortunes every year promoting Donegal.Yet on the new media which has rapidly taken over all of our lives (especially here at there is a wealth of simple yet stunning material which will do more for our county than any clever advert executive. This video slideshow uploaded to YouTube is stunning. Enjoy it.And we hope it doesn’t make any of our readers abroad at the moment too homesick.DDTV: VIDEO SLIDESHOW…BEAUTIFUL DONEGAL THROUGH THE LENS was last modified: September 28th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: VIDEO SLIDESHOW…BEAUTIFUL DONEGAL THROUGH THE LENSlast_img read more