first_imgBoca trainingMadrid, Spain | AFP | Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez conceded playing a Libertadores Cup final in Madrid on Sunday will be “weird” but rejected suggestions River Plate have been put at a disadvantage.The second leg was moved to Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu after the original fixture at River’s El Monumental stadium was postponed last month, following an attack by their fans on Boca’s team bus.South America’s football federation, CONMEBOL, ruled River should lose the chance to play at home, with the game moved abroad amid fears of further fan violence.“It is a weird final,” Tevez said Thursday after Boca had trained at Las Rozas, the base of the Spanish national team.“To play a match between Boca and River in Madrid, it’s weird. But as a player, it is important to stay focused on the match.”Argentina’s two greatest football rivals competing for South America’s most prestigious club prize out of the country, and in Spain, has proven controversial, with both clubs expressing their disapproval.Boca believe the chaos caused by River’s fans means they should be awarded the trophy while River have protested against the loss of home advantage enjoyed by their opponents in the first leg, which finished 2-2.“We would have liked to have played the game at home,” said River goalkeeper Franco Armani on Thursday. “On our pitch, in front of our fans, who deserve it, but the decision is already made. We have to make the best of it.”Both sets of supporters have been allowed an equal allocation of 25,000 tickets for the match in Madrid, despite away fans being banned at Boca’s Bombonera ground, as they would have been at El Monumental.Asked if River’s chances had been damaged, Tevez said: “I don’t think so. River have a lot more pressure playing at home and now it is 50-50. To play at home, sometimes it goes against you in a Libertadores final.”– Boca fan sent home –Security remains high on the agenda after River’s fans smashed the windows of Boca’s bus and left some of their players injured.“After Sunday there will be a champion and no more talk,” Armani said. “The only thing I can say is that what happened in Argentina cannot ever happen again.”One of Boca’s most radical supporters was sent back to Argentina on Thursday after he had arrived at Madrid’s Barajas Airport. “He is one of the most important and dangerous Boca ultras,” a spokesman for the Spanish police told AFP.Tevez also called for calm around the match.“I think people are smart,” he said. “They know they can’t mess around here so the truth is everything should happen peacefully, as it should do.“I think it’s important for everyone involved to know that while it is a final, of course, it is a football match. We feel good because we’re here and we thank the Spanish people for welcoming us.”Both teams appeared in good spirits as they trained in Madrid for the first time on Thursday.Boca’s players were put through a light session at Las Rozas in the morning before River trained in the evening at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas. River had landed at Madrid’s Barajas Airport early on Thursday morning.Attending both sessions were more than 150 journalists while a small number of fans were also seen waiting outside.Former Boca idol Juan Roman Riquelme voiced his disapproval of the relocated fixture earlier this week, saying it would make it “the most expensive friendly in history”.“It won’t be the same. No matter how much I want Boca to win it, I think the final has to be played in our country,” Riquelme said.“The way it is, makes it the most expensive friendly in history.”jed/clv/jd/ta/nrShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

first_img“A Strange Sunrise in Eden” was the theme which the Rev. Toimu A. Reeves, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church, the nation’s oldest church, chose for his sermon on the Sunday following a Rice Riots on April 14, 1979.It was a captivating theme that many who listened to that powerful, prophetic preacher’s sermon remembered.The celebrated Liberian footballer, James Salinsa Debbah’s decision to switch from Liberty Party (LP) to the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has nothing to do with April 14.  But his sudden switch was, like that fateful date in Liberian history, most certainly surprising–and strange. Remember that during the 2005 presidential campaign Salinsa courageously, and to the surprise of many, spoke out against the presidential bid of his football colleague, George Weah, declaring, as eventually did the majority of  Liberians,  that Weah was “unfit” for the presidency.Debbah threw his weight behind Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, though he later joined Liberty Party, whose standard bearer was his fellow Bassonian, Charles Walker Brumskine.  During the 2005 campaign, however, Debbah, due to his football popularity, swayed many youth to Ellen’ side.  It is possible that he may have remained with Ellen’s Unity Party (UP) had she offered him a good position in government, such as Minister of Youth and Sports.As one began reading  Observer Roving  Correspondent Leroy Sonpon’s Tuesday story announcing Debbah’s sudden switch to the CDC, one could not help but guess that it was all pure politics, and that something grand was afoot (going on).  For these things don’t just happen for nothing.Surely enough, later on in the story came the bombshell: Debbah has senatorial ambitions and became angry with his party, (LP), for sidelining him in favor of House of Representatives Member Jeh ByronBrown to be the senatorial candidate in the forthcoming legislative elections!Debbah has now developed confidence in the mass appeal of Weah’s CDC, believing that it can help him win the Bassa senatorial seat currently being held by the President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, Gbezohngar Findley.Herein then lies another definitive affirmation of the historic political dictum, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” Weah, whom Debbah rejected in 2005, has now become Debbah’s political ally in his bid for the senate seat.Can Debbah or Jeh Byron Brown win the incumbent, who has become the most powerful person in the Senate? That is for people of Grand Bassa to decide.  In this forthcoming election, they must determine   who would better and more effectively serve their interests–a senatorial novice, who will now be Junior Senator to the newly elected Senator Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence or Findley, who has been in the Senate since 2006, rising in seniority to assume the most powerful position of leader of the whole place?  Bassonians will have to decide whether to settle for a beginner, who will now become the county’s new Junior Senator, or whether they will vote to hold on to their overwhelming Senate seniority, which Grand Bassa has not enjoyed since Charles Walker Brumskine during the Taylor administration and Edwin A. Morgan during the Tubman era.The people of Grand Bassa will also have to decide whether Senator Findley has been good for them or whether the time has come to try someone else.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThey released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says. Be the change that you wish to see in the world The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons.center_img There was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgA birthday celebration turned tragic after three bandits, one of whom was armed with a handgun, stormed the party and robbed several persons including the birthday boy.The incident reportedly occurred around 02:30h on Sunday morning at Lot 179 National Walk, Triumph Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Based on reports received, the birthday boy, Mohammed Nazim Wahab, threw a party on the eve of his birthday, on Friday evening, and invited his family, relatives and friends to partake.However, after midnight, a group of five was still consuming alcoholic beverages as the music system blasted.A few hours later, three males, who had their faces tied with rags to conceal their identities, entered Wahab’s premises by drilling a hole through the fence. One of the perpetrators was carrying a silver revolver.The trio confronted the men who were in the yard and instructed them to lay face down on the ground as they were relieved of their cash and cellular phones.Wahab, who runs an autobody shop, had about $100,000 and his iPhone 7 snatched from him while his younger brother, a businessman, was relieved of a cellular phone.Meanwhile, 26-year-old Anil Dhaniram, a mechanic of Mon Repos, ECD, was robbed of his mobile phone, a Samsung J2, and another mechanic, 39-year-old Rasheed Alli, who lives at the Wahab residence, was also relieved of his cellular phone.Additionally, 20-year-old Rosita Figueredo, who is said to also reside at the Wahab residence, was robbed of her Samsung J7 cellular phone.Guyana Times understands that during the robbery, the younger Wahab put up a resistance and a struggle ensued between him and one of the bandits.In retaliation, the man who was armed with the gun discharge three shots in the air, thus resulting in the victims scampering to safety.The armed men then made good their escape through a gate on the Western side of the premises.As they ran out of the Wahab’s yard and headed towards the Eastern direction on foot, the older Wahab gave chase and managed to follow the trio into Good Hope, ECD, then lost themAccording to the police, no one was injured and no spent shells were found but ranks discovered one warhead at the scene of the crime.Commander of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) Sub-division C (East Coast Demerara), Royston Andries-Junor, when contacted by Guyana Times on Sunday confirmed the incident and noted that investigations are currently underway. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

first_imgMark Enriquez/Energeticccity.caThe carvers battled the warm weather again today at the High on Ice Winter Festival.Mayor’s Challenge Ice Carving:First Place: District of TaylorSecond Place: Fort St. John Thank you to Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge, and Dawson Creek for participating in the Challenge as well. The Intermediate Ice Carving Competition winners will be announced on Sunday along with the Professional Ice Carving Team winners at the 4:30 Awards Ceremony on Sunday at Centennial Park followed by the Fire and Ice Celebration. The warm weather has proven to be a challenge. Everyone is encouraged to come down to Centennial Park early on Sunday to see the sculptures at their best.- Advertisement -Get all the details on Sundays activities by clicking herelast_img

first_imgCaribbean Pre-Cadet Table Tennis C/ships 2018…GraceKennedy Money Services (GKMS), the agents of Western Union in Guyana is celebrating 25 years of dedicated service to the country and as part of our commemoration of this milestone, they are assisting the Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) in their bid for supremacy in the Caribbean Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships currently taking place in the Dominican Republic.Members of the Guyana Table Tennis Association flanked by Western Union’s Marketing staff Dennis Heywood (left) and Tina Seabra at the presentation ceremonyThe GTTA have assembled 16 of its most talented, disciplined, scholastically inclined and brightest players to represent the country at these games and have reached out to corporate Guyana for assistance in sending the young charges to the August 24 to September 1 championship.According to GTTA President, Godfrey Munroe, the players selected represent the next generation and nursery of Guyana’s future champions. The players have been consistent in tournaments, while exemplifying and demonstrating great work ethics at a tender age. “We believe that our boys 13 years and under team includes a very formidable group of players and are strong candidates for medal performances and selection to the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Hopes programme,” Munroe stated.To this end GraceKennedy Money Services presented a sponsorship cheque to the association prior to their departure for the Dominican Republic. The sponsorship will assist in the air fare and accommodation of a team member, who is also fulfilling their dream of representing the Golden Arrowhead.The presentation was done by Western Union’s Marketing Assistant, Tina Seabra to GTTA Treasurer, Nkechi Mc Rae and other members of the team at the GKMS offices on Water Street, Georgetown.The Caribbean Cadet and Junior Championships is for girls and boys between the ages of 11 and 13 years and under in the Caribbean region. lt is a signature competition on the GTTA’s and Caribbean’s calendar of events, since its forms the basis for regional table tennis supremacy and incubator for the development of young emerging table tennis talents and. platform from which all of the region table tennis stars commence their journey.last_img read more

first_imgFirst, Councillor Candidates of Fort St. John will be on hand inside the Lido on Monday November 3 for a forum running 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Next we note, Taylor is hosting a candidate forum on Wednesday November 5 inside the Peace Community Church and will commence at 7:00 p.m.Finally, the Peace River North Teachers’ Association is sponsoring a SD60 School Board Trustee all-candidates open forum on Wednesday November 5, running 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m at the Fort St. John Legion.- Advertisement -Unfortunately, if you’re looking to attend a candidate forum in Hudson’s Hope, that opportunity has passed as it was held on Wednesday October 29.last_img

first_imgA young boy has been awarded €15,000 after he suffered a scar close to his eye following a car crash.The crash happened in 2008 when the big was just one year old. Letterkenny Circuit Court heard the boy was in a baby seat in the rear of the car being driven by his parents when the crash occurred.He suffered bruising and some glass had to be taken from his eye when he was rushed by ambulance to Letterkenny University Hospital.Another girl in the car, who is now aged 16, was also awarded €12,000 as a result of trauma she suffered in the crash.The court heard she had stopped playing football and exercising as a result of trauma form the crash.She still suffered anxiety traveling in cars and will not travel at speed while she has also become quiet and worried, the court was told.Judge John O’Hagan said he was happy to recommend and accept both settlements.Boy gets €15K after being struck with glass in crash was last modified: July 27th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtdonegalJUdge John O’Haganletterkennysettlementlast_img read more

first_img 2 Arsenal showed both attacking power and defensive vulnerability in their win at Cardiff 2 Arsenal will be hoping to pick up where they left off following the international break and continue their winning streak against Newcastle on Saturday, live on talkSPORT 2.Unai Emery’s Gunners lost their first two games of the season, but have since won two on the bounce and look to make it three when the Premier League returns this weekend.center_img Lucas Torreira is yet to start for the club and is also a doubt for the Newcastle match as he suffered a leg injury during the international break.The Uruguay midfielder watched the second half of his country’s game against Mexico from the bench, though was pictured training with Arsenal on Tuesday.Laurent Koscielny, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac are all ruled out for the long term, however Alex Iwobi is set to return to the fray. Tough opening fixtures against Man City and Chelsea hampered the side, though victories over West Ham and Cardiff ensure they have six points out of a possible 12 at the start of the 2018/19 campaign.Below is how we expect Arsenal to line up:last_img read more

first_imgA DONEGAL business woman who lost everything when her clothes shops went bust turned to a life of crime, stealing the identities of friends to swindle a bank out of tens of thousands of euro.Lorna Blackburn, who had fashion outlets in Derry and Donegal, swindled €47,452 from Halifax.She stole the identities of people she knew, applied for loans in their names and then pocketed the cash, Letterkenny Circuit Court heard. Blackburn, aged 37 and from Beltany, Raphoe, admitted what Judge John O’Hagan called “a large number of offences.”Det Garda Paul Lynch told the judge that €31,452 was still outstanding to Halifax, a debt transferred to a loan-chasing company in England since the bank pulled out of Ireland.He said €16,000 was paid off.“She cooperated with the Gardai. She has not come under adverse Garda notice since,” said the detective.He said Blackburn had owned clothes shops in Derry and Donegal but had lost everything during the economic collapse.She was now living with her mother and her daughter in rented accommodation.Defence barrister Desmond Murphy, SC, said Blackburn had nothing and had admitted 27 fraud offences.“She has managed to scrape together 260 euro for charity as a donation,” he said.“Her daughter is a One Direction fan and has been wanting to go to see them but there is no prospect of that – she has nothing left to give and there is no prospect of any money in the future.”Judge O’Hagan said Blackburn had become involved in “a series of dishonest dealings, stole IDs and used those to raise money to rescue a dying business. It didn’t work.“Some efforts have been made to pay some of the money back. She has pleaded guilty to an absolutely huge number of offences. She has nothing.“While these crimes may cry out for a custodial sentence I have decided to impose three year prison sentences on each count, but substitute that with 220 hour community service.”The judge ordered that the €260 be returned to Blackburn to spend on her young daughter.COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR BUSINESS WOMAN WHO STOLE FRIENDS’ IDENTITIES TO SWINDLE BANKS was last modified: November 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more