first_imgAhmed Hossam, better known as Mido, a former soccer player for many teams, including Celta, Tottenham and Ajax, stated that Zidane, Real Madrid coach, did not add anything to the team in his second stage.The former soccer player attended Diario As in an interview where, referring to his favorite team from Spain, Mido said: “I really like Real Madrid, it is my favorite team in the LeagueOn the return of Zidane, the former Celta said: “From my point of view, Zidane added nothing to Madrid, because there is a saying that says: “do not marry the same woman twice” “. Regarding the world health crisis, Mido stated that “it is very important to follow the instructions of the competent authorities in order to beat the coronavirus and stay safe; well, he urged all fans to be patient. “The former striker indicated that “football is secondary during the current situation, which of course will affect all teams in the world, but the life of people are more important than soccer “.Regarding the Egyptian League, he added that “the tournament can be resumed within 30 days if the authorities can control the current situation. You have to wait at least a month before making this decision. “Finally, the Egyptian chose the Argentine Diego Armando Maradona as the best player of all time.last_img read more

first_imgNicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters, the Jamaican boxing star, is learning the hard way that although he can knock out opponents on a regular basis, (he has done so 21 times in 27 fights), it is much more difficult to win a negotiating battle with 84-year-old, Bob Arum.Arum is the head of Top Rank, one of the most successful boxing promoting companies in the world.For the past year, a fight between Walters, who until recently held the World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight super title and Vasyl Lomachenko, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion, has been one of the talking points in boxing circles.The plot one heard from time to time was for Walters and Lomachenko to meet different boxers on the same fight card, and presuming that both fighters won, they would then move into a mega clash with each other.Things took an unlikely turn, however, when Walters lost his title on the scales at the Madison Square Garden weigh-in on June 12, 2015, for a fight scheduled for the next day against Miguel Marriaga.He won that fight convincingly, but the all-important title was no longer his, and this weakened his bargaining power in the negotiations.December 19 drawOn December 19 last year in his next fight, this time as a super featherweight (130 pounds) against Jason Sosa, he ended up with a draw decision. The consensus was that he did win that fight, but the records speak loudly, and his bargaining power again dropped a notch.Promoter Arum decided to fast-forward the proposed Walters versus Lomachenko fight and negotiations started. There was, however, a difference with those negotiations. Instead of being carried out by his long-time manager, Jacques Deschamps, Walters himself took over.There has been some unease in his camp, because Walters was of the view that his purse for the Nonito Donaire title fight was not enough.Deschamps told The Gleaner that it was in fact lower than he would normally have gone for, but he took the strategic decision to accept what was offered, confident that Walters would win the title and boost his future bargaining and earning power.The mission was accomplished when Walters stopped Donaire in six rounds and became a super champion, but Walters was still unhappy and decided that he wanted to do his own negotiations.Information is that Walters did not do a good job with those subsequent negotiations. When the offer to fight Lomachenko came about, however, Walters decided to go for broke.Arum has stated publicly that the Walters demand to fight Lomachenko is for US$1million, a price he is not willing to pay. The Gleaner understands that Arum offered him US$550,000 instead, but Walters has refused that offer. They have been unable to come to any agreement, and last word is that Arum has moved on and is negotiating with WBO Super featherweight champion Roman Martinez to fight Lomachenko instead on June 11.The Gleaner has been unable to contact Walters for a comment as his telephone goes to voice mail and he has not responded to requests for a return call.His father, Job, told The Gleaner yesterday that he knows of the negotiations and he, too, believes that Walters is worth more than is being offered by Arum.He is, however, hopeful that regardless of what happens now, the fight will eventually take place.last_img read more

first_imgMohandas Gandhi, the Father of Indian Democracy, once said, “If we are to teach real peace in this world… we shall have to begin with the children.”In March 2013- , Messengers of Peace- Liberia during an official welcoming ceremony for over 15 women from the Women Peacebuilding Leadership Cohort at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University, VA, USA, launched its Peace Clubs at The First Assembly of God High School, Buchannan Street, Monrovia, Liberia to inspire young Liberians to become peace building leaders.The discussion at that forum focused on “The Importance of Peace Clubs in Liberian Schools and Communities”. We brought together established peace clubs from two schools—Muslim Congress High School and First Assembly of God High School and one community—Matadi Community in Monrovia, together with Mentees from our Coaching and Mentorship Program for Adolescents Girls in Peacebuilding, Caldwell, Liberia.The program, well-attended by the media, both print and electronic and other young women from USA, Kenya, Somalia, Somali-land, Fiji, Pacific, and Solomon Island, discussed the multiplier effects of functional peace clubs in schools and communities. Experiences were shared; friendships made and hope for a peaceful world was reinforced at this event.Since the launch of our peace clubs, we have observed the growth of several other peace clubs by other organizations and we encourage many more to follow in our footsteps. For according to Tom Peters, an American business management guru, “Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.”The ultimate goal of our peace clubs is to unleash the potentials of a generation of young people to create peace. Our program of non violence and peace education is connecting in and out of school youths around the sub-region to promote sustainable peace. Young people in our peace clubs are empowered with the essential pieces of information, knowledge, attitude and skills to be responsible students, citizens and Peacebuilders.It is incumbent on our peace volunteers to maintain the highest standard of behavior. We teach communications skills for collaboration, peer coaching and emotional intelligence (self awareness, self management, social awareness and relationship management).Basically, our goal is to organize young Liberians and to make them useful to self and others. According to Bill Gates- an American businessmagnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, inventor, present richest man in the world, “As we look ahead into the next century; leaders will be those who empower others”. To date, more than 20 “Peace Clubs” have been formed, by Messengers of Peace-Liberia, in major educational institutions in and around Monrovia. In many of the high schools, the school principals and some of the senior school teachers are dedicating their time and resources to making these clubs vibrant. We have been impressed by the enthusiasm of our youth and of their willingness to take up leadership responsibilities.We are particularly happy and encouraged to read about on-going discussion on the development of a peace curriculum that would be incorporated in the National Educational Curriculum and used for NGOs, professionals and local community leaders. We echo the sentiments of Mr. Saku Dukuly, Director of the Technical Vocational Education Training that “Educating young people, especially students to understand the dilemmas, tradeoffs and potential of conflict resolution, and prevention is a good thing for our people…”Working with young people in Liberia is our top priority and we sincerely hope that the proposed peace curriculum would focus on making education functional, entrepreneurship, political inclusion, human rights and reproduction health. For a holistic approach to peace curriculum development, we need the inputs of youth and youth-based organizations.It is our believe that with a vibrant peace education program in our schools and communities, there could be a change in controlling violence in schools and improving friendly school environment between teachers, and students, parents and teachers and among neighbors. Discipline amongst students and teachers would increase and so would be positive peer culture.Following our just concluded fundraising drive –“The Dollar for Peace Campaign,” we are now vigorously pursuing the next steps of building strong base for our peace clubs program in 30 additional schools in Liberia. Watch this column for progress made through stories from our volunteers as the momentum builds. We address the root causes of conflict around the country. Join us.We conclude with a quote from Peter Drucker, when he said, “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results, not attributes.” The voices of our volunteer peace messengers will drown out those that preach division and hatred. The world would have to rely on those that speak the language of tolerance and respect.Until next week, Peace, above all, Peace First, Let Peace Prevail.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_imgPolice are investigating the death of 50-year-old Feroze Khan of Yarrowkabara, Soesdyke/Linden Highway, who succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident on the Land of Canaan Public Road, EBD, early this morning.Khan was pulled out of his vehicle after it had collided with another and was Diamond Diagnostic Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Details will follow in the August 29, 2017 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

first_imgIn fact, through a freedom of information request, DeSmog Canada has learned that government spokespeople were prepared to respond to questions about why it wasn’t referred to the utilities commission when announcing its approval on December 16, 2014.Government response was essentially that the proponent, B.C. Hydro, should be responsible for a review of its own project, according to DeSmog Canada.Swain’s panel made 50 recommendations to the provincial and federal government, but stopped short of rendering a “yes” or “no” decision. When asked why they didn’t, Swain says “we weren’t asked to” and alludes to the government’s instruction of not persuading First Nations’ opinion – which includes whether or not enough consultation was held.- Advertisement -The panel has predicted that in the first four years of production, Site C will lose at least $800 million because more power will be generated than needed at a cost of $100 per megawatt hour.Some questions Swain says he still wants answered include the real cost and availability of alternatives, how the province should use its Columbia River rights, how British Columbians will react to increased electricity rates, and how B.C.’s LNG industry will develop.New Democrat spokesperson for BC Hydro Adrian Dix is welcoming Swain’s criticism.Advertisement “New Democrats have been calling for years for the Site C decision to be put before the B.C. Utilities Commission,” writes Dix. “The Liberal government has preferred to make a politically motivated decision to press ahead with this $9 to $10 billion project without proper oversight and without good evidence that the power is needed or that the project is in the public interest.”Dix adds, “We are glad to see Harry Swain, someone with a long history of public service, agrees with us.”Construction of Site C, the largest infrastructure project in B.C. history, is scheduled to begin the summer of 2015. However, it is also facing a number of different legal challenges – including opposition for Treaty 8 First Nations.The dam was first turned downed by the B.C. Utilities Commission in the early 1980’s, and would be the third on the Peace River. It’s widely speculated that if built, Site C will flood 83 hectares of the Peace Valley and impact 13,000 hectares of land.Advertisement Follow this link to read the entire DeSmog Canada article.last_img read more

first_img Matz Sels 1 Newcastle have beaten off competition from Leicester and Southampton to sign goalkeeper Matz Sels from Gent.The 24-year-old shot-stopper has reportedly travelled to the North East to complete his move this week after being persuaded to join the club by Rafael Benitez.Sels was keen on a move to a Premier League club but was given no guarantees by Leicester or Southampton that he would be seriously considered for the No.1 berth.And now, according to Het Laaste Nieuws, a personal call from Benitez has done enough to persuade Sels to sign for the Championship side.Sels kept 18 clean sheets in all competitions for Gent last term and helped the club win the Belgian Pro League title in 2014/15.last_img

first_imgMore than 150 individuals and teams fought it out for 37 awards at last night’s Donegal Sports Star Awards. The overall Sports Star of the Year Award went to Donegal GAA star Karl Lacey.The Four Masters man dedicated his award to the entire Donegal GAA team.A massive crowd of more than 580 guests attended the glamorous event to honour Donegal’s sporting elite which was held at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny. Chairman of the DSSA, Neil Martin thanked all who had come together to organise the night and especially the sponsorship of Donegal County Council.Mayor Frank McBrearty paid tribute to the families and coaches of all the sports stars whom he said were the real heroes behind the headlines.“Being acknowledged by your county is the biggest honour you can receive and I think sport has a huge role to play in Ireland’s recovery.“There have been many highlights but I would especially like to thank the Donegal GAA team for bringing back the feel-good factor,” he said.Special guest and head coach with the Irish Boxing Team Billy Walsh had a message for young people.“It’s all about fun and enjoying what you do. The more you enjoy it, the better you will be at it,” he said.Winners on the night* Special Athlete – Daniel McBrearty * Athletics – Brendan Boyce* Badminton – Chloe Magee* Basketball – Clodagh Brennan* Boxing – Jason Quigley * Clay Pigeon Shooting –* Cricket – Alan McBeth* Cycling – Ronan McLaughlin* Equestrian – Kelda Morgan* GAA – Karl Lacey* Golf – Con Boyce* Gymnastics – Alannah Gallagher* Hockey – William Kilpatrick* Hurling – Joe Boyle* Martial Arts – Natalie McCarron* Motor Sport – Neill Doherty* Para-Athlete – James Boyle* Rugby – Lisa Muldoon* Soccer – Kevin McHugh* Swimming – Kevin Murray* Triathlon – Aidan Callaghan* Primary School Sports Boy – Denver Kelly* Primary School Sports Girl – Amy Boyle Carr* Secondary Schools Sports Boy – John Kelly* Secondary Schools Sports Girl – Kate McGowan* International Achievement – Jim Doherty* Olympic Recognition – Anne Marie McDaid, Brendan Boyce, Catriona Jennings, Chloe Magee, Daniel Magee, Patsy McGonagle, Rena McCarron, Toni Penna.* Team Manager/Coach – Jim McGuinness.* Appreciation – Peter O’Donnell* Brendan McDaid Memorial Special Achievement – Patrick Bond* Team – the Donegal GAA team* Special Recognition – Dessie Kelly* Primary School – Fintra National School* Primary School Sports Teacher – Annmarie Meehan* Secondary School – Abbey Vocational School* Secondary School Sports Teacher – Nicola Ryan* Hall of Fame – Eamon Coyle* Overall Donegal Sports Star –Rory Kavanagh, Karl Lacey and Frank McGlynn accept the team award on behalf of the Donegal GAA teamPatrick Bond gets the Brendan McDaid Special Achievement AwardPeter O’Donnell gets the recognition awardDonegal’s Olympic athletes are honouredNatalie McCarron wins the martial arts awardChloe Magee gets her awardWalker Brendan Boyce receives his awardKARL LACEY IS NAMED SPORTS STAR OF THE YEAR was last modified: January 27th, 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:Donegal Sports Star of the Year Awardslast_img read more

first_imgRedding >> Friday’s season opener between the Corning Cardinals and host Enterprise Hornets saw plenty of mistakes on the part of both teams but the Hornets were able to capitalize with a couple of big plays and came away with the 14-0 win.“We all make mistakes, me included,” Corning coach John Studer told his players following the game. The key for the team would be to see how it can improve before the home opener Friday against Las Plumas.Studer said, mistakes aside, the loss was the result …last_img