The ‘Riquelme Case’ will be resolved after COVID-19

first_imgNegotiation for the renewal of Riquelme with Atleti is not in too much of a hurry because the attacker It has a contract until 2021, despite the fact that on specialized websites such as Transfermarkt it is stated that it is until 2020. The deal until 2021 made the attacker one of the highest-paid in the quarry and will prevent him from going free this summer. Players who end the contract and do not renew usually go without playing the last signed year. However, Riquelme was counting on Atleti’s confidence this season, a sign that his commitment to mattresses is until 2021. The danger for it to continue beyond that date is the interest of several European clubs. Madrid has sounded and, with more force, Betis and Valencia in Spain. From the Netherlands, Ajax and PSV have been surveyed, and from Scotland, Rangers and Celtic from Glasgow. In fact, Ajax and Rangers saw him live in their matches in the Youth League and were impressed. In any case, the outcome must wait until a certain normality returns after the pandemic. Rodrigo Riquelme (20 years old), better known as Roro, is one of the fashion players at Atlético de Madrid. His exhibitions in the Atlético branch and in the UEFA Youth League have sparked the interest of many European teams. Despite this, the footballer has not yet decided whether to leave the Madrid club. Its clause, however, is around 30 million euros.According to Diario AS, the renewal of Riquelme with Atlético de Madrid is in “stand-by”. The parties consider that this matter should be resolved personally, after the state of alarm passes. “When everything returns to normal, a decision will be made consistent among all, “a source familiar with the talks tells this newspaper.last_img read more

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The dissection of a myth: Steffi Graf and the greatest feat of tennis

first_imgGraf launched girls’s tennis to modernity, with its aesthetic, courageous and orderly sport. With the drive he commanded, with the reduce he cradled his rivals. The extraordinary brilliance of his tennis proposal led to historic duels with gamers as numerous as Navratilova, Seles or Sabatini. Haunted by accidents and sure traumatic private episodes, Graf retired at a comparatively younger age, simply 30 years previous. He left with 22 Grand Slam, 107 particular person titles and 900 victories. This graphic is a portrait of your determine. In August 1999, alone, in a resort in Heidelberg, Steffi Graf introduced her retirement from tennis in entrance of dozens of journalists. With an emotional tone, with out with the ability to maintain again her tears, the German ended a profession that topped her as the greatest tennis participant of the Open Period and maybe in historical past. He stated goodbye with 22 Grand Slam, two lower than Margaret Courtroom and one much less now than Serena Williams, as the solely participant who was capable of win the Golden Slam in a single 12 months (Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open and Olympic Video games). She did it in 1988 after an unrepeatable sequence that led her to signal one of the greatest sporting feats in reminiscence.last_img read more

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Performance gap between hinterland, coastal students confirmed – CEO

first_imgNGSA results…technology to be used as a solution The performance of hinterland students did not match that of their coastal students which saw increased passes in the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) 2018.At the results announcement ceremony on Thursday, the performance of the hinterland students was addressed by Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson, who highlighted a number of recognised situations that is responsible for the low performance in the interior locations. He explained that the root cause of the problem is the quality of teachers which are present in the schools.“One of the things that is affecting the hinterland schools has to do with the quality of teachers and we’ve recognised that, and so what we’ve started to do is satellite teachers training centres in the hinterland communities.”According to Hutson, interventions were made to fix this problem by providing online training and the introduction of a Hinterland Improvement Project, which delivers training via satellites. A few months ago, a centre was commissioned in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) which provides training facilities for some 50 teachers.According to Hutson, this region is considered as one of the poorest performing regions in Guyana. At this year’s examination, the highest score obtained was 477 marks which secured a spot at Kato Secondary.“The other thing has to do with content and methodology so what we’re doing is exposing our teachers in the hinterland communities to a series of developmental sessions as it relates to that. We have procured a smart classroom… That has the propensity to reach the regions so what we’ve already done and continue to do is to develop a schedule where there will be sessions with children in the schools and also the teachers and even with education officers,” the Chief Education Officer stated.With the teachers training under control, another problem factor is the journey and topography which needs to be covered for education officials to reach students of the hinterland communities. These communities are situated in areas which are not as easily accessible when compared to the coastal setting, which provides more opportunities to children.“It’s not an easy thing to work in the hinterland communities. People do hard work to get to those communities. The topography and build of the land is not as easy as some persons think. In some areas, you have to go past some very dangerous animals like the black caiman and electric eel. It’s a work in progress.”According to the Chief Executive Officer, the most successful way to bridge these gaps and eliminating the challenging factors can be done by the implementation of technological solutions.“Technology is one of the ways that we will use to bridge that gap between the coast and the hinterland.”Meanwhile, Education Minister Nicolette Henry also commented on the low performance of the hinterland region, relating that it is something of concern and the subject areas are also being modified as an emergency intervention.“We have recruited persons to work particularly in the Hinterland region. We also mainstream the Mathematics intervention to employ some of the methodologies used in the emergency intervention across the other subject areas.” (Rupadai Seenaraine)last_img read more

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“We’ve all been betrayed,” Pat Tillman’s mom tells House Committee

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when he died by friendly fire said Tuesday he was told by a higher-up to conceal that information from Tillman’s family. “I was ordered not to tell them,” U.S. Army Specialist Bryan O’Neal told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He said he was given the order by then-Lt. Col. Jeff Bailey, the battalion commander who oversaw Tillman’s platoon. Pat Tillman’s brother Kevin was in a convoy behind his brother when the incident happened, but didn’t see it. O’Neal said Bailey told him specifically not to tell Kevin Tillman that the death was friendly fire rather than heroic engagement with the enemy. “He basically just said, ‘Do not let Kevin know, he’s probably in a bad place knowing that his brother’s dead,’” O’Neal said. He added that Bailey made clear he would “get in trouble” if he told. Kevin Tillman was not in the hearing room when O’Neal spoke. In earlier testimony, Kevin Tillman accused the military of “intentional falsehoods” and “deliberate and careful misrepresentations” in portraying Pat Tillman’s death in Afghanistan as the result of heroic engagement with the enemy instead of friendly fire. “We believe this narrative was intended to deceive the family but more importantly the American public,” Kevin Tillman told a House Government Reform and Oversight Committee hearing. “Pat’s death was clearly the result of fratricide,” he said, contending that the military’s misstatements amounted to “fraud.” “Revealing that Pat’s death was a fratricide would have been yet another political disaster in a month of political disasters … so the truth needed to be suppressed,” Tillman said. The committee’s chairman, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., accused the government of inventing “sensational details and stories” about Pat Tillman’s death and the 2003 rescue of Jessica Lynch, perhaps the most famous victims of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. “The government violated its most basic responsibility,” said Waxman. Lynch, then an Army private, was badly injured when her convoy was ambushed in Iraq. She was subsequently rescued by American troops from an Iraqi hospital but the tale of her ambush was changed into a story of heroism on her part. Still hampered by her injuries, Lynch walked slowly to the witness table and took a seat alongside Tillman’s family members. “The bottom line is the American people are capable of determining their own ideals of heroes and they don’t need to be told elaborate tales,” Lynch said. Kevin Tillman said his family has sought for years to get at the truth, and have now concluded that they were “being actively thwarted by powers that are more interested in protecting a narrative than getting at the truth and seeing justice is served.” Lawmakers questioned how high up the chain of command the information about Tillman’s friendly fire death went, and whether anyone in the White House knew before Tillman’s family. “How high up did this go?” asked Waxman. Pat Tillman’s mother, Mary Tillman, said she believed former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld must have known. “The fact that he would have died by friendly fire and no one told Rumsfeld is ludicrous,” she said. Tillman was killed on April 22, 2004, after his Army Ranger comrades were ambushed in eastern Afghanistan. Rangers in a convoy trailing Tillman’s group had just emerged from a canyon where they had been fired upon. They saw Tillman and mistakenly fired on him. Though dozens of soldiers knew quickly that Tillman had been killed by his fellow troops, the Army said initially that he was killed by enemy gunfire when he led his team to help another group of ambushed soldiers. The family was not told what really happened until May 29, 2004, a delay the Army blamed on procedural mistakes. In questioning what the White House knew, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., cited a memo written by a top general seven days after Tillman’s death warning it was “highly possible” the Army Ranger was killed by friendly fire and making clear his warning should be conveyed to the president. President Bush made no reference to the way Tillman died in a speech delivered two days after the memo was written. A White House spokesman has said there’s no indication Bush received the warning in the memo written April 29, 2004 by then-Maj. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to Gen. John Abizaid, head of Central Command. “It’s a little disingenuous to think the administration didn’t know,” Kevin Tillman told the committee. “That’s kind of what we hoped you guys would get involved with and take a look,” he said. Mary Tillman told the committee that family members were “absolutely appalled” upon realizing the extent to which they were misled. “We’ve all been betrayed … We never thought they would use him the way they did,” she said. The Tillman family has made similar accusations against the administration and the military before, but has generally shied away from news media attention. The family had never previously appeared together and summarized their criticism and questions in such a public, comprehensive way. “We shouldn’t be allowed to have smoke screens thrown in our face,” Mary Tillman said. “You’re diminishing their true heroism to write these glorious tales. It’s really a disservice to the nation.” “Our family will never be satisfied. We’ll never have Pat back,” she said. “Something really awful happened. It’s your job to find out what happened to him. That’s really important.” Last month the military concluded in a pair of reports that nine high-ranking Army officers, including four generals, made critical errors in reporting Tillman’s death but that there was no criminal wrongdoing in his shooting. Tillman’s death received worldwide attention because he had walked away from a huge contract with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.last_img read more

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QPR yet to bid for Manchester United starlet

first_img1 Wilfried Zaha QPR are yet to make an approach for Manchester United outcast Wilfried Zaha.Reports have suggested that the 21-year-old forward, who joined United for £15m last year, is set to move to west London on a season-long loan deal.Zaha has made just four first-team appearances for United since arriving from Crystal Palace and spent the second half of last term on loan at Cardiff.And it appears that the former Crystal Palace ace is set for another temporary switch – with QPR said to be at the front of the queue.But manager Harry Redknapp said: “If they were to loan him, he’s a player that lots of clubs would be interested in. We haven’t made any enquiries yet.”last_img read more

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Lambert praises ‘tactically outstanding’ Aston Villa following hard-fought Liverpool win

first_imgAston Villa manager Paul Lambert was left in awe of his side’s tactically perfect display which helped secure a surprise 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield.Stand-in skipper Gabriel Agbonlahor celebrated signing a new four-year deal with the club by netting the winner from a ninth-minute corner, with Villa holding on to their slim lead.Despite coming under heavy pressure from the Reds, the Midlands outfit prevented their hosts from creating anything dangerous as they recorded just one of their 18 shots on target.And Lambert was delighted with his side’s ‘outstanding’ performance, which lifted Villa up to second place in the Premier League table.“Tactically it was fantastic but you have to have lads who will carry it out and right from the off we were outstanding,” he said.“We have worked a lot on training and the lads have grasped what we are trying to do, I thought the lads thoroughly deserved it.“It is hard coming here, a club that nearly won the league last year, a club that has Champions League football and a club whose resources are massive compared to ourselves.“In the second half we had to weather a storm but as a group, from Gabby [Agbonlahor] to [goalkeeper Brad] Guzan, defensively we were immense.“There was another goal for Gabby; he signed a new deal and has started the season brilliantly. If he can keep that form, great.”Unbeaten Villa have now won three of their opening four league fixtures and Lambert hopes the run can continue.“Football sometimes has a really bad habit of kicking you somewhere, but you just keep going,” he added.“There’s no magic formula, the lads have got a great bit of belief and they’ve got a great desire to win games.”last_img read more

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PRINGLE CALLS FOR WOMEN’S WELFARE TO BE PRIORITISED

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has today called for women’s welfare to be prioritised and for mistakes of the past regarding synphysiotomy to be addressed in order to tackle the injustices of the present.Speaking on the matter to the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at Leaders’ Questions in the wake of Savita Halappanavar’s death in Galway, the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated: “We have all been shocked to hear of the tragic and unnecessary death of Savita Halappanavar and the circumstances surrounding it.“As rare as these incidences are, one life lost unnecessarily is one too many and is something which could happen to any of our wives, sisters or daughters as things now stand. Your government needs to end this risk right now and not delay any longer. However, the mistreatment of women under the State’s care is nothing new. “This week, around 150 symphysiotomy survivors travelled to Dublin for the first screening of a documentary which examined this brutal practice. The Survivors of Symphysiotomy, who for many the operations were done without prior knowledge or consent, continue to call for justice and the recognition of the suffering they have gone through as a result of these barbaric procedures,” he said.He added that for too long this State has failed women  and that this must end.“We must prioritise the welfare of the mother and what is best for women from a medical perspective so that we never see the likes of this, or incidents in more recent times, happening again.“There needs to be a commitment to prioritising the wellbeing of women who find themselves in situations where their welfare is at stake. This government needs to listen to the calls of the survivors of symphysiotomy and waive the statute of limitations so that these women can be compensated for what was done to them under the watch of this State. “This government must address the mistakes of the past in order to combat the injustices of the present and I call on them to do this as a matter of urgency so that all women can feel safe in the knowledge that their wellbeing is the priority of this State.”PRINGLE CALLS FOR WOMEN’S WELFARE TO BE PRIORITISED was last modified: November 15th, 2012 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:Thomas Pringlelast_img read more

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TERMON LADIES DO IT AGAIN – WITH ANOTHER GAELTACHT TITLE

first_imgTermon 4–15 Clonbur 2–10 by James TreartyTermon Ladies won an amazing 5th all Ireland on the trot when defeating Clonbur in The final at Moycullen Galway.Termon were best served by Roisin Mc Cafferty, the Friel sisters and evergreen Maureen O’ Donnell. Comhghaiedeas do An Tearmain.Buaiteoirí Craobh Sinsear Peil na mBan ná h-Eireann 2014. TERMON LADIES DO IT AGAIN – WITH ANOTHER GAELTACHT TITLE was last modified: June 1st, 2014 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:Gaeltacht titleTermon ladieslast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY’S PARTY IN THE PARK HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

first_imgAnybody in the vicinity of Letterkenny today could do a lot worse than to visit the town park near the general hospital.Today sees the Donegal Youth Service Party in Park celebrate its 7th such event.More than 15 acts will take to the stage in the park form 2pm right up until after 8pm. The bands include Don’t Feed The Bassist, Jamaican Vampires, The Matthew Trainor Experience, Leila Keeney ad many more.But as well as many top acts, there will also be plenty of other distractions to entertain what promises to be a huge crowd.These include the Ultimate Frisbee, a tug o’ war, a penalty shoot-out and all the usual party in the park stuff like face painting.Youth Development Officer John Ruddy said last year’s party in the park attracted more than 1,000 people and he predicts this year will be even bigger. As well as many food vendors, people can get a slice of the action with free pizza!This is a strict non-alcohol event and kicks off at 2pm. We’ll see you there.EndsLETTERKENNY’S PARTY IN THE PARK HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! was last modified: August 5th, 2011 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:letterkennyParty in the parklast_img read more

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