‘El Loco’ Gatti evolves well and could return home soon

first_imgLucas Gatti, one of the sons of the famous ‘Crazy’ Hugo Orlando Gatti, He stated this Sunday that his father has “a positive evolution” of the coronavirus and that there is little time to “consider the possibility of returning home”.Hugo Orlando Gatti, 75, was admitted on March 24 in Madrid for testing positive for coronavirus and a picture of pneumonia, being a risk patient due to the regular cardiac problems he presented.However, its evolution is favorable to such an extent that this Sunday her son reported the good news through his Twitter account. “Very good to everyone. My father is still hospitalized, although it is true that the situation is much more encouraging. Today the doctor has informed me of her positive evolution and it is not long before starting to consider the possibility of going home “.Regarding the health of the exporter and current commentator on Spanish television, Lucas added: “However, that ‘little’ that remains forces us to continue asking for prudence, caution and patience. Thank you all for the messages of support that we constantly receive. A hug”.In the last days, himself Hugo Gatti I had spoken by phone with the program “The Chiringuito de Jugones” from Mega where he announced his improvement and also that next week he could be discharged.last_img read more

LIME and Flow on track with athletes

first_imgLIME and Flow on track with athletesOn August 4, the combined business of LIME & Flow announced a major investment in Jamaica’s track and field, a partnership that will see us, as Jamaica’s premier quad play telecommunications provider, on the starting line with the world-class Team Jamaica athletics programme for the next two years.We are honoured to be able give support to a team that continues to make Jamaica proud, both on and off the field of competition. Jamaica’s team of 53 athletes and 19 officials to the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, carry the hopes and dreams of our proud nation. Their efforts will undoubtedly galvanise Jamaicans both locally and in the Diaspora, as they continue to display the spirit of our beautiful island Jamaica.It is that indomitable Jamaican spirit that we celebrate. We celebrate passion, optimism and determination displayed not only in athletics, but through every positive aspect of our society today.As the exclusive telecoms partners, to the JAAA and Team Jamaica, for both the senior and junior national track and field teams, we are doing our part to ensure that Jamaicans have a reason to feel proud. We will celebrate with our athletes each and every time they step out on the track.To all track and field fans, let’s rally around our athletes and support them. Cheer them on and help them bring glory to our communities and to the nation!last_img read more

For the record

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A story Tuesday about a “Best Idea” trade show incorrectly attributed the inventor of the Drink Daddy caddy. The device was conceived by Dirk Franklin and Gwen Dawkins of Los Gatos.last_img

Wenger v Mourinho — origins of a blood feud

first_imgThe acrimony between Wenger and Mourinho stretches back to the arrival of the Portuguese coach in England 13 years ago.Verbal volleys have been traded time and again, with the enmity once boiling over into a memorable mid-match bout of shoving.Even now, with Wenger 68, and Mourinho 54, neither boss seems ready to act their age.Why do the old foes hate each other so much? Here AFP Sports looks back at the roots of the rivalry and recalls some of their more spectacular battles:Wenger labelled a “voyeur”When Mourinho joined Chelsea in 2004, his brash personality didn’t take long to ruffle Wenger, who as one of the game’s established force, didn’t take kindly to being threatened by the young upstart.While Mourinho adopted a deferential attitude around Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, there would be no such respect shown to Wenger.When Wenger took a shot at Chelsea by claiming they might have lost belief after a couple of poor results in 2005-06 season, Mourinho went on the offensive with a memorable, if unkind, description of the Arsenal manager.“I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people,” he said.“There are some guys who, when they are at home, they have a big telescope to see what happens in other families. He speaks and speaks and speaks about Chelsea.”Style warsThe saying goes that opposites attract, but the contrast between the urbane Wenger and the spiky Mourinho couldn’t be more obvious and neither has been willing to end the cold war.The differences between the rivals’ approach to their careers are striking.Former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Porto coach Mourinho has never lasted more than three years anywhere, while Wenger is in the 21st year of his Arsenal reign.Wenger took a holistic approach to his root and branch rebuild of Arsenal and has produced some of the most eye-catching teams in English football history, but when results suffered his stubborn refusal to tinker with his purist principles was costly.Mourinho prefers to shock and awe, hammering away at perceived threats both inside and outside his clubs until they bend to his will — the results have been remarkable but on occasions his acerbic tongue has proved his downfall when players start to tune him out.“Specialist in failure”Three words delivered in typically witheringly fashion by Mourinho struck at the heart of Wenger’s weakness in February 2014.Arsenal had gone eight years without a trophy under Wenger at the point, while Mourinho was back at Chelsea having hoovered up silverware across the world.In a pointed jibe at Mourinho, the Gunners chief claimed Premier League bosses were playing down their title chances because they “fear to fail”.Mourinho came back with all guns blazing, saying: “He is a specialist in failure, I’m not.“The reality is he’s a specialist because, eight years without a piece of silverware, that’s failure. If I did that in Chelsea I’d leave London and not come back.”Push comes to shoveFurious after Chelsea defender Gary Cahill’s ugly tackle on Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez in the first half of a spiteful London derby, Wenger came out of his technical area to remonstrate with referee Martin Atkinson.Mourinho didn’t miss the chance to have his say and Wenger responded with a shove in the chest of his rival, who stumbled before regaining his balance and pointing to tell the Frenchman to get back to the bench.The pair clashed again seconds later with the fourth official Jonathan Moss stepping in to separate them.With Chelsea winning the October 2014 meeting 2-0 to inflict the Gunners’ first league defeat of the season, it was no surprise there was no handshake between the bosses at full-time.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The acrimony between Arsene Wenger (R) and Jose Mourinho (L) stretches back to the arrival of the Portuguese coach in England 13 years ago © AFP/File / Oli SCARFF, Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 1 – When Arsenal face Manchester United in a crucial Premier League clash on Saturday, the antics of the two sworn enemies on the touchline will take up as much attention as the actual match.It was ever thus when Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and United manager Jose Mourinho lock horns.last_img read more

Ripple-out effect both welcomed, doubted

first_img “As they fill up and reutilize the buildings there, we’re in perfect commuting distance with the Orange Line, so it’ll certainly help residents of the Valley,” Blake said. “And with new construction comes new revenue. Anything that increases the fiscal health of Los Angeles helps extend services out here that have been delayed.” Members of the Valley business community weren’t so sure, however. Although plans for a multibillion-dollar complex near the Los Angeles Convention Center – to be called l.a. live – sound enticing, Bob Scott, chairman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, questioned the impact on local businesses. “Does what happens downtown help the Valley? It can,” Scott said. “But when resources are disproportionately focused on downtown, the Valley doesn’t benefit until it hits critical mass. “You’ve got to have real deals that really work and aren’t just good for developers.” The physical and psychological disconnect between the areas also prevents much spillover to local companies. Although local companies might provide service to downtown business, there hasn’t been enough to noticeably impact the region. “I never hear anyone say: Thank God the Staples Center is downtown; that’s really going to help us,” said Nancy Hoffman Vanyek, chief executive officer of the Mid-Valley Chamber of Commerce. “I hear much more about development over around CSUN or in North Hills. I haven’t heard from anyone that downtown helps their businesses.” For downtown, however, some of the boom has been spurred by a decision five years ago to concentrate on residential development, said Carol Schatz, head of the Central City Association. “I think that decision did more to help us than anything else,” Schatz said. “With residents came the demand for the restaurants and shops and other services we see coming in to downtown. We are seeing the trendy shops and stores that make up a vibrant downtown. “And what is happening is that we are generating more tax dollars that go to hire more police officers and firefighters who serve all the city.” Newly inaugurated Councilman Jose Huizar, whose district also includes a portion of downtown, said the growth will lead to a new view of the city. “What we are seeing is a mix of people who are settling in downtown Los Angeles, a city that was known for segregating itself,” Huizar said. During a Thursday news conference in the lobby of the newest residential building in downtown Los Angeles – the MetLoft Apartments on Flower Street, overlooking the Staples Center arena and the site for the l.a. live project – Schatz gestured toward the center. “That was the key,” Schatz said. “Once they came in, they showed the potential for downtown Los Angeles.” In recent months, Schatz said those trying to lure retail outlets downtown are finding a more receptive audience. “We had been trying for years to get Trader Joe’s to look at us, and they were never interested,” Schatz said. “It was the same with other companies. They wouldn’t even pick up the phone. Now, they not only get on the phone, but they are calling us to come down and look for space.” Schatz said city officials helped propel the boom by adopting an ordinance making it easier for developers to convert office buildings into residential units. In 1999, she said, there were 12,000 residential units in the downtown area – about 75 percent of them for low-income residents. Since then, more than 14,000 units have been built at market rate. “For downtown to continue to succeed, we need to broaden the middle class here,” Schatz said. Kyser said downtown’s growth provides a lesson for other areas of the city. “The truth is we have run out of land in downtown Los Angeles. We have run out of land in Los Angeles,” Kyser said. “When I drive around the city – from downtown to the northeast San Fernando Valley – I look at the land we have available and if we are making the best use of it. “We have to see that it all is taken to its highest and best use.” Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Perry said the growth downtown – some of it spurred by changes in city law that made it easier to convert buildings for residential use – has boosted jobs, investment and tax revenues. “We have seen more money come in to help pay for services that benefit the entire city,” Perry said. Jack Kyser, chief economist of the LAEDC, said a successful downtown can be important to areas like the San Fernando Valley in everything from reducing daily commuter traffic and creating jobs to offering business-service opportunities and generating tourist dollars. “I have friends who come in from Sherman Oaks every day to work downtown,” Kyser said. “The more people who work and live downtown helps reduce the traffic. The more tourists who come to downtown creates more jobs for those people who supply the hotels and businesses and are based in the San Fernando Valley.” Valley professionals also can supply services to downtown companies in everything from architectural and construction consulting to legal and accounting work, according to Dan Blake, director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge. A downtown Los Angeles building boom – sparked by construction around Staples Center and bolstered by a surge in residential projects – is expected to ripple throughout the region, ringing up an estimated $26 billion in countywide business revenue by 2015, officials said Thursday. In the past five years, 32 buildings have been constructed or rehabilitated in the 65-square-block area, with permits pulled for 100 more projects, according to an analysis by the nonprofit Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. The report authors estimate that if proposals for 154 private-sector and 32 cultural and civic projects are actually completed, they will create more than 174,000 jobs throughout the county and $169 million in direct and indirect tax and fee revenues countywide – $41 million just for the city. “What we have done is breathe life into downtown,” said City Councilwoman Jan Perry, who represents most of the area. “And we are seeing the benefits spread to other areas adjacent to downtown and throughout the city.” last_img read more

A.V. standout Crenshaw is ruled ineligible

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventCrenshaw was said to carry a 3.0 GPA before the incident. “Improving the grades shouldn’t be a problem for him,” Hucke said. “He’s definitely going to graduate.” Phone calls to Crenshaw’s residence were not immediately returned. kevin.connelly@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 Antelope Valley High of Lancaster senior Andre Crenshaw, a four-sport standout for the Antelopes and defending state champion in the long jump, will miss the remainder of the track and field season after he was declared academically ineligible this week, according to track coach Rob Hucke. Crenshaw, who has signed to play football at Oregon, was competing in track and baseball for Antelope Valley this spring before substandard scores on a mid-quarter progress report drew the suspension. A favorite to repeat as long jump champion at the June 2-3 state meet, Crenshaw competed in four years of football and track, three years of basketball, and two years of baseball for the Antelopes. Hucke, who was outspoken in discouraging Crenshaw from playing baseball in spring, said the suspension should not impact his ties to Oregon because grades don’t become finalized until June. last_img read more


first_imgJim McLaughlin, Chairman of the Donegal Family Resource Centre, in Donegal Town has condemned the Government for implementing measures which he claims “attacks ordinary workers”.Mr McLaughlin told Donegal Daily: “The Government have used this budget to introduce measures which will effect workers who must go on sick leave.“This means that a worker certified as being unfit to work by their GP will not be entitled to receive sickness benefit for the first six days. “This will particularly impact on the vast majority of private sector workers who do not have sick pay schemes in the work place, forcing hard pressed working people to go without.”Mr McLaughlin said the cut was particularly cruel for workers who were helping to keep the country afloat.“These very workers are contributing to the benefits system yet are increasingly being denied any support from it,” he said.“The reality is that private sector workers are being constantly drained of their income to support a completely unfair system”.  BUDGET REACTION: SICK PAY CUT IS ATTACK ON ORDINARY PEOPLE, SAYS RESOURCE CENTRE BOSS was last modified: October 16th, 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) Tags:budgetDonegal Town resource centreJim McLaughlinsick pay cutslast_img read more


first_imgONE Co Donegal family is celebrating after winning a €50,000 Christmas scratchcard fortune.The Letterkenny winner was congratulated on TV’s Winning Streak programme by presenters Sinead Kennedy and Marty Whelan.The winning ticket was bought in the town. Sinead told the nation of the windfall when explaining to viewers how they can enter Winning Streak by buying a scratch card.“Even if you don’t get picked you can still be very lucky like one player in Letterkenny who won €50,000 yesterday – happy Christmas to you,” said the TV host.The festive windfall came as lotto fever gripped the county after two massive Christmas jackpots are on offer this week.The EuroMillions jackpot on Christmas Eve is heading towards €75Million. And the midweek lotto jackpot will be more than €6Million.That draw will take place on Thursday – St Stephen’s Day instead of Christmas Day. FESTIVE CHEER AS DONEGAL WINNER SCOOPS €50,000 CHRISTMAS SCRATCHCARD FORTUNE was last modified: December 22nd, 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) Tags:Donegal winnerletterkennynational lotteryscratch cardwinnerlast_img read more

‘Continent of opportunities’ at Mining Indaba

first_img27 January 2014Business and political thought-leaders from Africa, Australia, North America and the UK will headline the 20th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 3 to 6 February.Mining Indaba’s “legendary robust discussions and access to industry game-changers” are expected to attract approximately 8 000 delegates this year, according to the organisers. About half the delegates are likely to be from Africa, with the rest coming from Europe, Australia, the Americas and Asia.The event will feature more than a dozen keynote speakers and over 50 sessions on investment opportunities and the leading mining companies across the African mining value chain.“This reflects accelerated mining interest around the African continent and underlines the essence of the Mining Indaba – this is where the world really connects with African mining,” event managing director Jonathan Moore said in a recent statement.South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu will deliver the welcoming address, while Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange and recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Africans, heads up an impressive list of keynote speakers.Colin Barnett, Western Australia’s minister for state development, will focus on win-win mining scenarios for investors, mining companies and governments. Canadian consultant Phil Newman, CEO of CRU Strategies, will discuss the changing face of world mineral supply. And Paul Collier, director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University, will discuss mining and sustainable development.Makhtar Diop’s keynote address will be informed by his World Bank experience, currently as vice-president for the Africa region.Keynote panels will tackle themes such as the current status and future outlook for African mining and the impact of Asian growth on African mining. Participating in both topics will be Frank Holmes, adviser on sustainable development to the William J Clinton Foundation, and David Hale, a Chicago-based economist renowned for his global market research and insights.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

SME Indaba calls for business investment in South Africa

first_imgThe first SME Indaba organised by AHI South Africa discussed why big and small businesses should work together.Former deputy minister of finance Mcebisi Jonas (left) and AHI South Africa president Bernard Swanepoel. Jonas was a speaker at the SME Indaba on 5 April 2017. He says bringing small and big business together is a powerful tool. (Image: Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanPay invoices on time, AHI South Africa president Bernard Swanepoel challenged owners of big corporates, the government and members of his organisation. “Think small [businesses] first. Consider the effects on small and medium enterprises (SMEs).”Swanepoel gave the welcoming address of AHI South Africa’s first SME Indaba, held in Centurion on 5 April 2017. The theme of the one-day conference was “Creating jobs against all odds”.Swanepoel’s second challenge was that his members commit this year to creating two entry level jobs. “Take your business and create a job.”He added: “If there is no growth in your business, it will die. You cannot stagnate as a business… Invest in your businesses. Invest in the future of the country.”Businesses, get involvedFormer deputy minister of finance Mcebisi Jonas was the keynote speaker. He said the future of the country was in South Africans’ hands. “We need to strengthen leadership.”There was a need for the business sector to be involved in and to collaborate with government programmes, especially when it came to training emerging entrepreneurs, he said.Jonas also urged businesses to invest in doing research so that relevant training could be given to students. Businesses should go to where students who needed relevant industry training were, in colleges and universities.Members should not underestimate the power of an organisation such as the AHI, he said. “[An organisation like this] can provide a stronger network of enterprises. Bringing small and big business together is a powerful tool.“You can see how you can use the supply chain to promote growth – you enhance growth where there is an organisation of big and small business.”The AHI is a national multisectoral, inclusive business organisation consisting of corporate, medium and small enterprises and affiliated business chambers. It represents more than 100 business chambers, more than 4,000 businesses and has trained 740 entrepreneurs, it says.The AHI’s mission is to promote the economic and business interests of its members and to facilitate networks and interaction between businesses and the government.DowngradeAsked about South Africa being downgraded to junk status by ratings agency S&P Global Ratings on 5 April, Jonas said: “We will bounce back as a country but it will require that we become more robust. We need to boost things such as our agricultural programmes and other programmes that are working.”He added: “We need to do more about scaling.”A national dialogue was needed so we could talk about where we should be going as a country. “I fear that if we don’t have a national dialogue we’ll be replacing the white elite with the black elite. That is not right.”Chief executive officer of AHI South Africa, Dr. Ernest Messina, Prof. Edith Vries of the Department: Small Business Development and Ashraf Adam of the South Africa Local Government Association are panellists discussing “How national and local governments enable or stifle SMEs” at the SME Indaba on 5 April 2017. (Image: Melissa Javan)SMMEs’ challengesBusiness Unity South Africa (Busa) had found the number one barrier for many SMEs was access to skilled staff, said Tanya Cohen, the organisation’s CEO. She spoke about the challenges SMEs faced.Skills training and relevant transformation was necessary, said Cohen. It was important that the South African economy was open to all. “We need to do this; [South Africa must be] inclusive of black people, women, people with disabilities and those living in rural areas.”Cohen also spoke about the country’s minimum wage and its effect on SMMEs. A quarter of small, medium and micro enterprises were able to afford the minimum wage, but three-quarters of SMMEs “are going to struggle to pay [it]”.Negotiations were ongoing to exempt SMMEs from paying the minimum wage. “It’s something that we will have to continue to motivate for.”It was Busa’s mission to secure conditions so that business could thrive, Cohen said. “Our focus is what we can do for business.”Other discussionsEntrepreneurs on the panel “Negotiating the minefield of regulation and bureaucracy affecting SMEs”, had advice for businesses:Paul Marias: “My best investment advice is read, read and read. Also comply with the legislation.”Octavia Motloa: “A lot of people think that if they are a small business they can do mediocre work. No, it shouldn’t be. The quality of your work must be exceptional. As you excel in that it creates opportunities.”Annie Malan: “Continuously ask yourself ‘how do I re-evaluate myself?’ You have to stay ahead [of the game].” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more