Neymar, doubt for the PSG-Lyon

first_img10 Neymar suffered a chondrocostal injury last Saturday against Montpellier. Although the match ended, the tests carried out on Tuesday detected a blow to the ribs that prevented him from entering the call to play against Nantes yesterday. However, even though it was a precaution, the lesion may last for more days. Neymar Jr has proposed as a priority this season to play the knockout stages of the Champions League against Dortmund. This was confirmed by L’Equipe today, reporting that the Brazilian is a serious doubt for the meeting that will face PSG and Lyon on Sunday. Although alarms have jumped in Paris, the player will only enter the call if he is 100%.center_img According to Neymar’s environment, the Brazilian star does not have a serious injury. But the proximity of the match against Dortmund (February 18), and the great distance that PSG has in Ligue 1 over second place (15 points above the OM), make Parisians not want to take any risk with respect to their physical condition. In fact, Neymar said at the party of his 28th birthday on Sunday that for the first time he feels fully happy in Paris. Therefore, this may be the season in which you can finally play the final phase of the Champions League in full conditions.last_img read more

Neymar not upset at critics of his World Cup rolling

first_imgFILE – In this Friday, July 6, 2018 file photo Brazil’s Neymar holds his shinbone during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)SAO PAULO — Neymar said he isn’t upset with critics who have made fun of his apparent theatrics during the World Cup in Russia.At an auction Thursday organized by Neymar Jr. institute, the striker appeared in public for the first time since Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the World Cup quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award His advocates, however, say the 26-year-old needs to be more protected by referees against constant and aggressive fouling from adversaries, and that his reactions are not as important.Neymar also said “the grief is over” after Brazil’s World Cup elimination.“We have to choose to be happy. We have reasons to be sad, but I choose to be happy,” he said.The Brazilian also praised his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Kylian Mbappe, who won the World Cup with France at age 19.“He is a phenomenon, a great player. We knew that from our day-to-day with him. I am very happy he played such a great World Cup,” Neymar said. “I speak to Mbappe almost every day. I congratulated him for the title. It will be great to welcome him back as a World Cup champion.”ADVERTISEMENT Earlier Thursday, the Brazilian posted a video on Instagram like many others poking fun at his exaggerated reactions after being fouled during the World Cup.“I was joking (in the social media video). Since everybody is hoping on the bandwagon, I take it as a joke. I am not upset,” the Paris Saint-Germain striker told Fox Sports before the auction.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the short video, Neymar is surrounded by children who fall after he gives them a sign. “It was just a moment I was with the kids and I decided to do it,” the striker said.Fans, players and former soccer stars criticized the Brazilian for his overacting on the pitch in Russia, including a tearful moment at the end of the 2-0 win against Costa Rica and a lot of rolling after being fouled by adversaries. Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Painters tie series MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? View commentslast_img read more

Ex-soldier remains on run after escaping from Lusignan Prison

first_imgThe Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Prison Service have intensified their hunt for John Lambert, who escaped from the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara (ECD), in the wee hours of April 7.The 24-year-old ex-soldier made his escape less than three days after being sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for narcotics possession.Director of the Guyana Prison Service (GPS), Gladwyn Samuels told Guyana Times on Sunday that the ex-soldier is still at large but that the manhunt by law enforcement officials to recapture him continues.“We are not giving up the search for him. As long as he is out there, we will keep looking, the manhunt is still on. It has not been called off,” he stated.Meanwhile, law enforcement officials are asking that if anyone knows the whereabouts or has seen Lambert, to please make contact with the nearest police station or call 911.Two Sundays ago, at about 03:39h, Lambert escaped from the penitentiary by scaling a fence on the south-eastern side of Holding Bay Three at that facility. Since then, the GPS has been collaborating with the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to recapture the prisoner.Upon his escape, acting Director of the Prison, Kevin Pilgrim had stated that during Lambert’s escape, a rank at the Operational Post of the prison spotted the convict and verbally warned him to desist but eventually had to engage the young man in order to prevent him from getting away. However, the rank’s attempts proved futile.“A rank would have engaged him and had to discharge several rounds in that direction which actually raised an initial alarm. There is police on standby right at Lusignan and you also have a Prison Task Force which complements that.When they would have heard the gunshot, they would have obviously responded not knowing exactly what they were responding to, all but they knew was that it was an emergency,” he explained.Guyana Times was further told that upon responding to the alarm that was raised, the teams automatically reverted to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for such cases.“They managed to have picked up trails of the jersey, the general area that he was in but as you know, he is an ex-military person so he is more prone to have been tactical about his escape. It was not just wild and acted out of impulse, he would have been more precise based on what he is doing because that was exactly the case even for him escaping.It was very precise, he just used his training for not a good purpose today, but he will still make some mistakes too because once you take good training and try to put it to bad use you will make some mistakes”, Pilgrim added.According to the Prison’s records, Lambert was incarcerated on Friday, April 5, 2019, following his appearance at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, West Coast Demerara (WCD), for the offence of trafficking in cannabis (1456 grams).He was sentenced to pay a fine of $30,000 as well as serve four years’ imprisonment.last_img read more

NICIL must account for missing US$5M from GT&T shares – Harmon

first_imgThe National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) is the body toMinister of State Joseph Harmonmake pronouncements on the shares that it had held in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company Limited (GT&T) and not the Minister of State.Substantive Minister, Joseph Harmon, made this disclosure on Friday when he met with members of the local media corps in the Kairuni Room of the Ministry of the Presidency for a post-Cabinet briefing.Harmon was at the time responding to queries that Government might be in receipt of a document from Hong Kong Telecoms that may have outlined what obtained with the missing US$5 million due to NICIL.The Minster of State told media operatives that when it comes to the matter involving the GT&T shares, the matter is for NICIL as a corporate body and that his engagement in the matter was on behalf of NICIL, since he is a Director of the Government-owned company.According to Harmon, all of the documents were handed to NICIL, which holds responsibility and within whose jurisdiction the matter rests.According to Harmon, he is but a Director at NICIL, and as such, is not at liberty to discuss matters of the Board. He said it is the Chairman and Executive Secretary that are vested with the authority to make pronouncements on behalf of the NICIL Board.He said all of the relevant documents pertaining to the outstanding US$5 million have been turned over to the NICIL Board of Directors.The missing US$5 million that was supposed to be paid to NICIL by a Chinese-based company for shares held in GT&T was also flagged by Auditor General Deodat Sharma, in his 2015 report on the audits of the national accounts.According to Sharma, NICIL was the registered holder of 4125 shares, representing 20 per cent of the holdings in GT&T but this was sold in November 2012.“On November 8, 2012, upon signing of the agreement, an amount of $4.9 billion was transferred to NICIL… the balance of US$5 million remaining should have been paid by the company within two years. At the time of reporting, no payment was made with respect to the outstanding balance.”Sharma reported that with respect to the audits of NICIL as an entity, the audit for 2014 is still being finalised.With regards to the company’s consolidated financial statements, “these have been completed and reports issued up to the year 2006.”Meanwhile, the Auditor General found also that NICIL – another of the state-owned institutions, which the APNU/AFC has in the past criticised as a slush fund – continues to function in a manner where it retains significant bulks of its proceeds.This state of affairs has since been adversely reflected on the national accounts since a shortfall of $1 billion from NICIL represented more than half of what was supposed to be collected by Government as part of its revenues on dividends from non-financial institutions.According to the 2015 Audit Report, an amount of just over $1 billion was reflected as dividends from non-financial institutions, as received from NICIL for the Guyana Oil Company (Guyoil) for 2015 as an interim payment.It was found after an examination of the financial statements for Guyoil that in 2015, just over $2 billion was in fact handed over to NICIL, which in turn only handed over half of that amount to the Treasury.last_img read more

Pressure grows on Emery as Lacazette salvages late point for Arsenal

first_img0Shares0000Unai Emery’s Arsenal have won just two of their last 11 Premier League games © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 23 – Arsenal manager Unai Emery admitted that he and his players had missed a big opportunity to appease the club’s angry supporters after the Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw at home to second-bottom Southampton.It could have been worse for the under-pressure Spaniard as Alexandre Lacazette’s second equaliser of the day, six minutes into stoppage time, denied Southampton a first win at Arsenal since 1987. Nevertheless, Emery’s men dropped to seventh place in the Premier League table, below Burnley and only a point ahead of north London rivals Tottenham, who won at West Ham in Jose Mourinho’s first match as manager.Lacazette had earlier cancelled out Danny Ings’ ninth-minute opener for Southampton, who went on to retake the lead through James Ward-Prowse on the rebound after his second-half penalty had been saved by Bernd Leno.Southampton squandered a host of clear chances to go 3-1 up, and although Lacazette made them pay for their profligacy, Arsenal were still booed off at the end.Emery had been told by the club hierarchy before kick-off that his job was not in immediate danger so long as results improved, but this was certainly a game Arsenal had been expected to win.“We are disappointed and frustrated,” Emery said. “I understand the supporters, we didn’t deserve any more today, we lost a big opportunity to connect with our supporters.“We had the chance to take confidence from today but we didn’t do that. In the first half we were growing but it wasn’t enough. In the second half we started better — it was our the best 20 minutes all season — and we had the chances. We didn’t score but I was happy.“Then they scored and we took risks after that but conceded chances to score the third. We scored in the last moment but it was not enough.“The supporters helped us for 90 minutes but we didn’t achieve the win to connect with them.”– ‘We need to play better’ –Arsenal have now won just two of their last 11 league games and the question remains how much longer Emery will be given to turn the situation around with his side eight points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.“My job is to work, analyse and find the solution to improve,” added Emery. “Confidence comes with a good result and for confidence we need to play better and control the game, which we didn’t for 90 minutes.”Asked whether he feared the club’s backing would be withdrawn soon, Emery replied: “They are supporting me and also I have a responsiblity, I know I can do better and I’m going to try to do so.”Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl also had to console disappointed players, albeit for completely different reasons.“We have to force the positive feeling inside,” said the Austrian said. “We always thought we could win this game and the opponents had few chances in the second half.“We could have won by four or five goals but we didn’t. But I was impressed with the way we played, believing and being on the front foot.“After 70 minutes only we were playing. We tried to create chances and it was a fantastic performance from every player.”Hasenhuttl confirmed that the poisonous atmosphere surrounding Arsenal at the moment, which saw Granit Xhaka stripped of the captaincy for swearing at booing fans last month, had been on his mind in the run up to the game.“Being brave against a team that is not so full of confidence can help you,” he said. “We could feel they were not so positive, but it is not easy to defend against the quality of Lacazette. We needed the third and fourth goal but we couldn’t do it.”0Shares0000(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea vow to ban ‘idiotic and dangerous’ coin throwers

first_imgChelsea have vowed to support any criminal prosecution and ban any supporter found responsible of coin throwing during Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.It appeared objects were thrown from the lower section of the Matthew Harding Stand as City celebrated David Faupala’s equaliser after 37 minutes of the match, which Chelsea won 5-1.Referee Andre Marriner was later seen collecting three objects from the corner of the pitch. The first appeared to be a coin.A Chelsea spokesman said: “We condemn such idiotic and dangerous behaviour and if we can identify those responsible then we will ban them from Stamford Bridge.“It’s worth noting it’s a criminal offence too and we will support any police prosecution, if we can identify, along with the police, those individuals responsible for that behaviour today.”Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink said: “I condemn it strongly. Those people, those persons, they must not come into stadiums.”City boss Manuel Pellegrini was unaware of the incident until he was informed after the match.It was the second incident of coin throwing in the FA Cup this weekend.West Brom’s Chris Brunt was struck by a coin thrown from the visiting supporters in his side’s loss to Championship Reading on Saturday.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Legal Executive/Secretary sought by well-established practice

first_imgMcCloughan Gunn & Co. Solicitors of Letterkenny and Ramelton are currently seeking to recruit a Legal Executive/Secretary.Experience preferable.If you are interested in being considered for this position please submit your CV and cover letter to the McCloughan Gunn & Co. Solicitors, High Road, Letterkenny Co. Donegal or by email to Tel: 0749125125 Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 8th November 2019. Job Vacancy: Legal Executive/Secretary sought by well-established practice was last modified: October 23rd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Legal ExecutiveMcCloughan Gunn & Co. Solicitorssecretarylast_img read more

Ranked: Football’s best wonderkids currently playing in Europe

first_img 10 10 Dortmund bought Alexander Isak for £14m back in January 2017 10 10 Who is the best teenager currently playing football?With big fees being splashed out on young players, youth and potential has arguably never been a more valuable commodity.Here, talkSPORT has ranked the top ten wonderkids playing right now and these are the footballers who are set for the brightest futures.Scroll through the gallery above to see who takes the number one spot as Europe’s most impressive teenager. 2. Kylian Mbappe (Monaco) – Everyone knows who Mbappe is after his star performances up front as Monaco clinched the Ligue 1 title last season. He scored 26 goals in all competitions, with the 18-year-old winning the Young Player of the Year award and is being talked about as a £100m footballer. 6. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – After bursting onto the scene under Louis van Gaal, Rashford has continued to show moments of class for the Red Devils when he has played. The 19-year-old needs to find consistency and score on a more regular basis but there is no doubting the potential the United front man possesses. 10 5. Alban Lafont (Toulouse) – At just 18 years of age the Frenchman has been the number one goalkeeper at Toulouse for the last season and a half – helping the side escape relegation in 2015/16 before starring in their 13th place finish in the last campaign. In February Lafont became the youngest goalkeeper to reach 50 Ligue 1 appearances in 30 years underlying his star potential. 10. Tom Davies (Everton) – Everton’s teenage midfielder certainly caught the eye as he broke into the Toffees first team last season. Now 19 years of age the throwback midfielder displayed an air of confidence that defied his tender years and he finished the campaign by winning the club’s Young Player of the Year, Goal of the Season and Performance of the Season awards. 9. Malang Sarr (Nice) – At just 18 years of age the central defender broke through from the academy to make 32 first team appearances last season. Nice finished their Ligue 1 campaign in an impressive third place and big things could be on the horizon for the talented teenage centre-half. 10 10 10 10 3. Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund) – The German side have a host of young talent but there are few more exciting prospects than American Pulisic. The attacking midfielder already has 16 senior caps for his country, made 29 league appearances last season and is still just 18. 10 8. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) – The young Englishman made a huge impression at Fulham and the left-back looks destined for the top. The 17-year-old shunned interest from Premier League teams this summer to sign a new contract at Craven Cottage and continue to develop in an exciting Championship side. 4. Manuel Locatelli (AC Milan) – As AC Milan look to return to the pinnacle of Italian football they will do so with an excellent teenage midfield talent in the form of 19-year-old Locatelli. The young midfielder has seized his chance in the first team following injury to idol Riccardo Montolivo and looks set to be a mainstay for plenty of time to come. 1. Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) – Pride of place at the top of the rankings is 18-year-old Milan keeper Donnarumma who has just recently signed a new contract at the Italian club. Seen as the heir to Italy great Gianluigi Buffon, the teenage goalkeeper overtook former Real Madrid number one Diego Lopez to become first choice at Milan, at the start of 2016, and continued his stunning form last season. With four Italy caps to his name, and 72 appearances for his club altogether, he is destined to be a great.last_img read more


first_imgThe sentencing of the killer of Donegal journalist Eugene Moloney has been moved – because it falls on the anniversary of his death.Gary Burch, 21, of Kennington Close, Templeogue in Dublin has admitted the unlawful killing of the Inishowen-born reporter on June 24th, 2012.The date ofr sentence had been set but the prosecution said this had to b changed for “obvious reasons.” Burch will now be sentenced on June 17th.DONEGAL REPORTER’S KILLER HAS SENTENCE DATE CHANGED was last modified: March 8th, 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:EUGENE MOLONEYGary Burchkillerlast_img read more


first_imgA truck held up as members of Donegal IFA as they blockade the Donegal / Foyle Meat’s Factory Carrigans as part of there nationwide protest at the low prices being paid for cattle. Photo- Clive WassonDonegal beef farmers are currently taking part in a 24 hour protest against plummeting meat prices with a picket at Carrigans Meat Plant.A large group have gathered at the plant since earlier today as part of the protest.Donegal IFA Chairman PJ McMonagle giving instructions to the members of Donegal IFA as they blockade the Donegal / Foyle Meat’s Factory Carrigans as part of there nationwide protest at the low prices being paid for cattle. Photo- Clive WassonDozens of protestors carrying placards stood at the entrance of the plant. The crowd was addressed by PJ McMonagle, chairman of the Donegal IFA.Farmers say they simply cannot live with the prices being offered for Irish animals.Farmers in Donegal are getting €350 less per animal than farmers in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.Mr McMonagle said between the meat factories and the supermarkets, the profit is not being passed on to farmers. He added that the problem of low prices for beef will have a ripple effect for farmers across the country and could put many farmers out of business.The protest is expected to last until tomorrow afternoon.Gardai were present at today’s protest but there has been no altercations.Garda checking out the protest by members of Donegal IFA as they blockade the Donegal / Foyle Meat’s Factory Carrigans as part of there nationwide protest at the low prices being paid for cattle. Photo- Clive Wasson DONEGAL BEEF FARMERS PICKET MEAT PLANT AS PART OF 24 HOUR PROTEST OVER ANIMAL PRICES was last modified: October 28th, 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:CARRIGANS MEAT PLANTdonegalfarmersprotestlast_img read more