Hazard already plays the ball

first_imgThe postponement of the Eurocopa gives him more marginThis is the progress of the attacker, whose coach, Roberto Martinez, already announced on April 19 in an interview in VTM News that he would soon be able to make a career. That stage has arrived and optimism continues to grow, with due precautions for the bad luck that Hazard has had along its trajectory in the damaged area, with two surgical interventions. At the club they highlight that great spirit that Eden has shown at all times, who was only touched especially on the night he sent him back to the operating room, on February 22 on the visit to Levante. 7 In Belgium, too, there is joy for its great star. From the first moment there was total confidence not only that he would be in the Eurocup, but also that he would reappear with Madrid before the club season ended. Updates from Spain to your country are corroborating it And, released from the pressure of getting ready for the national team tournament after his postponement to 2021, Hazard can focus entirely on being as good as possible for Zidane. Eden Hazard (29 years old) progresses properly. As AS recounted on April 6, the evolution after the operation of the fissure in the right distal fibula, carried out on March 5 in DallasIt has been very good and the Belgian will be available for Zidane when the competition resumesn, presumably in June. His role will then be in the hands of the French coach, who is little given to taking risks and very supportive of gradually incorporating the player who comes out of injury. This newspaper has learned that Hazard started jogging a few days ago and that has been able to touch the ball. The latter is a very important step for the Belgian, who even plays daily with his children in the garden of his house in Madrid. After catching coronavirus from one of the physios that went to his home, telecommuting, With videos for each routine, it has been the best solution.last_img read more

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Govt’s witch-hunting, bullying weakening democracy – ICD

first_img– notes increasing evidence of “political victimisation” in GuyanaThe International Centre for Democracy (ICD), a non-governmental organisation made up mostly of Caribbean nationals and headquartered in Richmond Hill; Queens, New York, has taken note of the recent arrest and arraignment of Opposition Member of Parliament and former Housing and Water Minister Irfaan Ali, and a few others preceding him.The organisation said it was disappointed with the increasing evidence of “political victimisation” by the governing A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government against the Opposition People’sOpposition MP and former PPP Minister Irfaan Ali was on Wednesday arrested by SOCU and charged in relation to the sale of prime property at Pradoville 2, located at Sparendaam, ECDProgressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).“These legal manipulations to victimise political opponents at a time when people are worried about free and fair elections in 2020 do not inspire confidence that the Government has intentions for a strengthening of democracy in Guyana,” a statement from the ICD said.While acknowledging that it is the obligation of every Government to protect national assets and that every Government must act to prosecute those Government officials that deliberately convert national assets for personal gains, they feel the coalition has not been doing that.“However, the behaviour of APNU/AFC in charging former Government officials since May 2015 in Guyana appears to be more of a political witch-hunt, rather than a transparent and legal process consistent with protecting national assets,” it observed.The ICD said it has monitored with dismay the worrying intensification of bullying, political harassment and intimidation in Guyana. The political victimisation carried out against senior members of the PPP and well-known supporters of that party.The ICD said it sees the charges against Ali and those against other senior members, like Nandlall, as strictly political and as a deliberate act of witch-hunting. “While we have tried to be objective as we support building a democratic society in Guyana and other countries around the world, we view the situation in Guyana as a weakening of the democratic fabric.”The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) was singled out by the ICD as being the lead law enforcement organisation that has been engaged in this type of activity. Reference was made to Ali’s recent arrest. The organisation said it was clearly spurious criminal charges that are aimed towards amplifying the ongoing setting of political harassment and intimidation.“We view this latest example with consternation and see it as another major assault on democracy in the country. We note that the charges against Mr Ali are the latest of a string of such charges against former members of the PPP Cabinet and Government,” it said, noting that former Attorney General Anil Nandlall is among the persons who have been charged previously.The ICD was quick to point out that both Ali and Nandlall are strong candidates for the PPP presidential nomination, which could be the reason behind these recent moves. “What is worrying is that the charges have so far been inconsistent with findings of a long list of financial audits that were conducted by the Government soon after assuming office in May 2015.”But of importance is the fact that a Minister of Government had concluded and announced publicly that the audits did not find evidence to lay charges against anyone. The ICD also reminded that President David Granger himself has said that charges could only be laid if there is evidence, while legal practitioners have concluded that persons were not credibly charged.“More worrying is that the Government has utilised SOCU to carry out these clearly tainted charges, intended only to embarrass, harass, intimidate and persecute individuals they see as leaders of the PPP. SOCU is a Police arm that was established under law by the PPP to pursue and persecute persons for money laundering,” it added.Further, the ICD pointed to the fact that SOCU has not laid a single money-laundering charge since May 2015. This is in spite of the fact that the Finance Minister continues to insist that the economy have been driven by drug money. “While unable to persecute anyone for money-laundering, we find it curious and worrisome that SOCU has charged a number of former government officials, all senior members or strong supporters of the PPP.”last_img read more

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KOT to battle it out in 5-aside football tourney

first_img0Shares0000The second edition of the KOT 5-aside football tournament will go down this weekend at Ligi Ndogo GroundsNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 6 – A total of 32 teams will battle for supremacy this weekend when the second edition of the Kenyans On Twitter (KOT) 5-aside football tournament will be held at the Ligi Ndogo Grounds.Organiser of the event announced that the number of teams participating in the fun showdown has increased from 16 in the last edition. Theeka from Thika, Kiambu County are the defending champions and will open their campaign against Milimani in the knock-out competition.The second edition has attracted 32 teams.“We expect to have a better tournament than last year. The tournament has grown, last edition we had only 16 teams but on Saturday we will have 32 teams. We urge all the funs to turn out with their families as we have a good time,” tournament organiser Sir Alexas announced.The winner will walk home with 20,000 Airtime from Safaricom, two cases of beer courtesy of Tuborg while the Most Valuable Player in the final will be rewarded with a return ticket and merchandise from Jambo Jet.0Shares0000(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Man United team to play Everton tomorrow – a starting XI to put the Red Devils top of the Premier League

first_img 1. David de Gea – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted team by leaving a comment below 28. Morgan Schneiderlin- take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 Manchester United have not enjoyed recent trips to Goodison Park, but a win over Everton on Saturday could see them go top of the Premier League.Louis van Gaal’s side have lost on their last three visits to the Toffees, and both of their league defeats this season have come away from Old Trafford.However, they sit third in the table and are just two pointsbehind leaders Manchester City, who face Bournemouth.United have won three of their last four games and will be confident of victory, but Everton are unbeaten in five and have lost just once in the league all season.So which starting XI will Louis van Gaal select?Take a look at our probably team by clicking the slideshow above and let us know what you think are the key selection issues by sharing your thoughts with a comment below… 36. Matteo Darmian 11 8. Juan Mata – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 12. Chris Smalling- take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 9. Anthony Martial- take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 10. Wayne Rooney- take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 18. Ashley Young- take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 16. Michael Carrick- take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 7. Memphis Depay – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 17. Daley Blind- take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking right 11 11 11 11 11 11last_img read more

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Woman stole €760K and blew it on high-end fashion

first_imgA 47-year-old woman who stole €760,000 from her employer has pleaded guilty to 20 sample counts of theft at Donegal Circuit Court.Tara Sweeney, with an address at the Glebe in Donegal Town, spent most of the money on high-end fashion goods purchased online. The thefts occurred at the County Donegal Education Centre over a six year period.Sentencing in the case was today has been put back until next March.The court was told that Tara Sweeney was an accounts administrator at the Donegal Education Centre from 2009 until 2015.RTE reports that she had no formal qualifications but was solely responsible for payroll and had full access to seven bank accounts.It was only in June 2015 when a new director was apppointed to the company that suspicions were raised about large amounts of money missing.Tara Sweeney resigned from her job and Gardaí carried out a search of her home. They discovered ten black refuse bags filled with documentation from her workplace.An expenditure analysis by a specialist accounting firm showed electronic credit transfers totalling over €760,000 going into accounts in her name.The court heard the balances in those accounts were moderate given the level of substantial withdrawals.Detective Garda Ciaran O’Brien told the court that the bulk of money was spent on high end fashion goods including designer handbags by Gucci and Prada, cosmetics, sunglasses, clothes, shoes, perfume and jewellery.The court heard that thousands of items were left in bags and boxes unused once they had been purchased.When interviewed by Gardaí, she admitted that she had made all of these purchases but couldn’t remember individual transactions.The court heard she was shocked at the figure of €760,000 thinking it was more in the region of €250,000. This amount she accepted, was also bad.Giving evidence in court, she said she found it difficult to explain her online shopping addiction other than to say she did it to make herself feel better.She had been under a lot stress in the workplace, had lost her mother and was bringing up her son alone.Tara Sweeney apologised to her family and former co-workers for the pain and distress she had caused.A psychiatric report described her as a loner who had suffered depression in the past but she showed no signs of mental illness and had accepted full responsibility for her actions.Peter Nolan, barrister for Tara Sweeney, said she had indulged in behaviour that was the ruination of her life.He said she had been chasing an illusion whereby purchasing thousands of luxury goods would sort out her life.He said Ms Sweeney was now unemployed and facing repossession of her house.He asked Judge John Aylmer not to send her to prison saying she had engaged in criminal activity but was not a “typical criminal”. Tara Sweeney had no previous convictions.The Judge deferred sentencing until next March.The County Donegal Education Centre have issued proceedings in an effort to recover some of the monies lost.Woman stole €760K and blew it on high-end fashion was last modified: December 19th, 2019 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:courtdonegalFashionTara Sweeneytheftlast_img read more

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Michael Keane suffers hairline fracture of skull after collision with team-mate

first_img silverware REVEALED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury There was a lengthy stoppage while Keane received treatment “I’m just gutted we didn’t take the three points, but we keep our unbeaten start going.”The Toffees on Sunday said the 25-year-old had suffered the hairline fracture but “no other complications” and “will be unable to engage in head contact for between three and four weeks, from which point he will be able to resume full training”. “I’m okay but suffered a small hairline fracture of the skull which will heal itself and means I won’t be able to have any head contact for three to four weeks.“I will be back with my team and back on the pitch as soon as I can after that.“I also want to say a huge thank you to the medical staff at Everton and Bournemouth as well as all those at Poole Hospital for their excellent treatment and care.”He added: “I was so happy to get my first Premier League goal for Everton. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED smart causal 2 Keane scored Everton’s second goal before sustaining the injury Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible standings 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Premier League News England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won huge blow The 25-year-old was carried off on a stretcher in stoppage time of the 2-2 Premier League draw at the Vitality Stadium and taken to hospital following a nasty clash of heads with team-mate Idrissa Gueye.Everton on Sunday released a statement which said he had suffered the hairline fracture but “no other complications” and “will be unable to engage in head contact for between three and four weeks, from which point he will be able to resume full training.”Keane was admitted to Poole Hospital, accompanied by club doctor Dr Aboul Shaheir, before being released on Sunday morning.The former Burnley player, who had scored his side’s second goal against the Cherries, said: “Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes and support. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures ALTERED Everton centre-back Michael Keane has sustained a small hairline fracture of his skull during Saturday’s draw at Bournemouth.The club confirmed Keane will need “three to four weeks” before he is able to take part in full training again. gameday last_img read more

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PILGRIMS REACT WITH ANGER TO ATTACK ON BISHOP BOYCE

first_imgPILGRIMS who attended a Mass at the centre of a DPP investigation have hit back in defence of the Bishop of Raphoe Dr Philip Boyce.Today it was reported that a humanist had made a formal complaint to Gardai about the contents of a sermon delivered at the Knock shrine by the Letterkenny-based bishop last August.A former Fine Gael election candidate claimed the sermon was incitement to hatred against non-Christians. The Director of Public Prosecutions is now examining that claim – however we understand it is unlikely that any charges will be brought.In fact Dr Boyce wrote to complainant John Colgan to say he did “not wish to disparage in any way the sincere efforts of those with no religious beliefs, atheists, humanists etc.”“I have too much respect for each human person, since I believe all are created in the image of God. At Knock I wished to encourage and confirm the hope of believers, even in the present challenging times, since trust in God was the theme I was given.”Today donegaldaily.com was inundated with emails and comments from people supporting the Bishop. Mary O’Hara, who was at the sermon, said: “Dr Philip is a holy man who would not offend anyone. It is ridiculous that anyone could take offence from that sermon.”John Horkan, who was also at the Knock Mass last August, told us: “Honestly Mr Colgan needs to get a life, Bishop Boyce is a wonderful human being and this attack on him says more about Mr Colgan than anyone else.”LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comPILGRIMS REACT WITH ANGER TO ATTACK ON BISHOP BOYCE was last modified: January 29th, 2012 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:Bishop Philip BoyceKnockletterkennyRaphoelast_img read more

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GLENCAR HAMMERS LIFT LETTERKENNY AND DISTRICT UNDER 12 RESERVE CUP

first_imgWe’ve done it! A wet but delighted Glencar Hammers team celebrate after they overcame Letterkenny Crusaders in the Letterkenny and District Under 12 Reserve Cup Final at Leckview Park tonight. Two goals by Sean McGinley topped off what was a great team display by the Hammers who managed to hang on as League Champions Crusaders came strong in the end. Congrats to coaches Martin Hunter and John McGinley who trained the lads all season.GLENCAR HAMMERS LIFT LETTERKENNY AND DISTRICT UNDER 12 RESERVE CUP was last modified: May 8th, 2014 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:donegalGlencar HammersLetterkenny Crusaderslast_img read more

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Cameroon, Ghana, Benin in tussle for Group F top spot

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019BeninCameroonGHANAGroup FGuinea-Bissautop Cameroon will top the group with victory over Benin. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019 – Group FTuesday, 02-07-2019 @7pm-Benin vs Cameroon – Ismailia Stadium, Cairo-Guinea-Bissau vs Ghana – Suez Stadium, SuezGroup F was the only group, going into match-day three that had nothing sorted in terms of who reaches the last 16.All this will be determined on Tuesday evening with two tasty fixtures.Leaders and defending champions Cameroon will have a chance to ensure qualification when they take on Benin at the Ismailia stadium in Cairo.The Indomitable Lions have four points after defeating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 on opening day and then drawing 0-0 with Ghana.A draw against Benin will see them reach the next round while victory ensures they top the group.For Benin, they require victory to ensure qualification but they can also achieve that with a draw coupled by Ghana losing by not more than two goals in their fixture against Guinea-Bissau.The teams have met each other just twice. Benin are yet to register a win against Cameroon. Their last encounter finished 4-1 in favour of the Indomitable Lions. Both Benin and Cameroon have never kept a clean sheet against each other.The other Group F game will be between bottom-placed Guinea-Bissau and Ghana at the Suez Stadium in Suez.Ghana are in second place with two points, while Guinea Bissau are only a point adrift the Black Stars.Ghana are secnd in Group F.Guinea-Bissau were involved in a low-quality contest against Benin in Group F of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations but the point they secured from that goalless draw has kept their hopes of progression to the last 16 alive.Despite being poor for much of the game and managing to produce one shot on target in the 88thminute, Guinea-Bissau earned their first point in the competition and could progress if they can produce a shock win over Ghana.They will still need a helping hand from the other result in their group and potentially elsewhere if they end up in third place and may look to make more changes to their side to give themselves the best opportunity of securing an unlikely spot in the knockout stages.Ghana drew their second consecutive game to leave their hopes of progressing in the Africa Cup of Nations in the balance as they were held by Cameroon which followed the draw with Benin in their opening match of Group F.In an evenly-matched game, neither side posed huge problems in front of goal despite Ghana getting plenty of shots away with their best chance coming late on when substitute Owusu Kwabena hit the bar.Ghana will head into this crunch clash sweating on the fitness of winger Christian Atsu after he was substituted early in the game against Cameroon with a hamstring problem but looks likely to miss this contest.The previous Guinea Bissau outing finished without any goals just like the last Ghana game.The other games on Tuesday-Mauritania vs Tunisia @10pm-Angola vs Mali @10pmMonday’s results-Kenya 0-3 Senegal-Namibia 1-4 Ivory Coast-South Africa 0-1 Morocco-Tanzania 0-3 AlgeriaComments last_img read more

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Vision and leadership in ordinary people

first_imgJP LandmanSouth Africa’s politics are getting noisier, the Zuma case is pushing the stakes ever higher, important institutions are under pressure, and the economic shoe is becoming a tight fit.In the words of a good friend of mine: “We need a break.”Under these circumstances it is no wonder that the country is pining for “leadership” and “vision”.But what if the country gets neither a break, nor a leader with vision?The fact is, we will continue to get up in the morning, go to work, earn money, pay taxes, visit our friends, enjoy our loved ones and all the rest.Our personal life will go on.The economy will, likewise, continue on its way.  Investment, especially by government, is increasing drastically.  It is unlikely that the next government will change budgetary tack.In the last 13 years, almost 4-million work opportunities were created.  This progress is not about to vanish into thin air, either.  And, our 3% economic growth, though not matching the 5% of previous years, will continue to increase the economic cake because it is still more than the population growth.This active economy and the additional 4-million workers means there is tax money available: about R650-billion (US$80-billion) this year and R720-billion ($90-billion) next year.  This will continue to finance a wide range of activities, with or without “vision” and “leadership”.We hardly notice a lot of these activities anymore.  In 1994 only 62% of our population had access to drinking water – today this has increased to 87%; 50% had sanitation – today 77% has proper sanitation; and only 51% had electricity – now 72% has electricity.This process continues.By 2014 the entire population may have access to the three basic services – a prerequisite for modernity.  In 20 years we would have erased three of the major backlogs.If one looks beyond the%ages, millions of people have benefited exponentially from these improved conditions.  But this does not mean people are more satisfied.  Instead, satisfaction levels with service delivery have dropped from 80% in 2004 to 60% this year.We could learn from China where civil action has increased from 10 000 to 80 000 per year despite the country experiencing phenomenal growth and development.Improvement and satisfaction does not necessarily go hand in hand.  It is logical that as long as everyone is in the same boat, people tend to accept their lot.  But when your neighbour gets water and electricity and you don’t, unhappiness creeps in.That is why we hear more from those who have not received anything yet, while those on the receiving end are quiet.  It’s the way it works.It does not imply that nothing is happening.We are moving ahead, even if we lack “leaders” and “vision”.It would have been better with leadership and vision, but all is not lost.  On the contrary, this state of affairs may be working in our favour at the moment.First, there are those leaders whose vision may not be good for the country.  Think of socialism and ethnic mobilisation (also among whites).Second, traditional societies such as ours prefer strong men.  These men tend to bring strife with them.  Few are like Mandela.  The majority will become another Mugabe or Verwoerd.Third, while there is probably a dearth of leaders with vision in politics, our business sector, universities, the media, agriculture and other sectors are full of them.The business sector is instrumental in the fight against crime while they continue to build industries, both to the benefit of society.We are therefore not dependent on political vision and leadership.And at some point in time ordinary folks start to build democracy and institutions.  We have now reached that point.  But each of us needs to play a part.We are not victims, we are participants.Fortunately I am coming across more and more South Africans doing exactly that.Brick by brick we are building a better place with greater opportunities for more people.For me that is enough “vision” and “leadership”.JP Landman is a self-employed political and trend analyst. He consults to SA largest private wealth business, BoE Private Clients, and works with several SA corporates on future scenario trends. His focus areas are trends in politics, economics and social capital.Among some of the unique research projects his consultancy has undertaken was the role of public institutions in battling corruption (quoted by the UN in a report on corruption), the interplay of demographics and economic growth, and an overview of trends around poverty alleviation in SA. Whilst working as an analyst on the JSE in the 1990s he was voted the top analyst in political trends.He is also a popular speaker who has addressed diverse audiences locally and internationally and enjoys consistently good ratings.He has a BA and LLB degrees from Stellenbosch (1978), studied Economics and Development Economics at Unisa (1979 and 1980) and later at Harvard (1998 and 2005), and obtained an MPhil in Future Studies (cum laude) from Stellenbosch (2003).last_img read more

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