Bayern will have a huge budget to sign in summer

first_imgTherefore, in July they will add those remaining 110 million to the budget for signings. That will allow them to make a large outlay that would be worth to address the purchase of several important players. Also, during the winter window, only contemplate soccer players as transferred, such as the loan of Álvaro Odriozolaside of Real Madrid. In this way they could continue to accumulate money and continue strengthening.On the other hand, the coach, Hans Flick, he has asked the heavyweights of the squad for what positions soccer players should look for. The general opinion of Manuel Neuer, Thomas muller, David Alaba, Joshua Kimmich Y Robert Lewandowski is that they should improve the defensive line and the front. For that and considering that both Eat how Gnabry They are prone to injuries, they recommended the return of the Brazilian Juventus, Douglas Costa. According Bild, Bayern Munich is preparing to undertake important signings in the next summer market. Last season they agreed to have 200 million euros for transfers, of which only 90 were finally spent. Bundesliga* Data updated as of January 22, 2020last_img read more

Brahim maintains faith

first_imgBrahim Díaz (20 years old) is convinced that he will end up being an important player this season for Real Madrid if the competition resumes. Despite his limited participation so far (just 170 minutes), the man from Malaga is more motivated than ever during this break.Since he arrived in January 2019, he has had few opportunities, although every time he has played he has given up. He did not give the impression that his shirt weighed, quite the contrary: He’s only been 170 this year, but he has scored a goal and given an assist. Far from what you might think, Brahim is not discouraged. He believes that with only 20 years old and in a team with players who have won three Champions in a row this situation was among the options. The player knows that he has the full confidence of Zidane, who always tells him that he believes in him a lot. That is why he sees in this final stretch a golden opportunity to earn a place, because if the competition resumes many games will be played in a short time.For that reason, among his plans at the moment does not enter the loan on loan. It looks ready. Obviously, you know that this situation cannot last much longer, but cHe hoped to reverse it in the short term.In an interview, Luis de la Fuente, the Olympic and U21 coach, assessed the situation of the Real Madrid player: “What he thinks is legitimate, it is a demonstration of the confidence he has in his possibilities. But reality is what it is. I can be very confident in my chances but if expectations are not met I will have to find another scenario. It would be interesting for players so young that they have the opportunity to play … ”. Brahim started as one of the stars of the new U-21 team that started the cycle last September, but su lack of minutes with Real Madrid has meant that he has not yet been called …last_img read more

Meralco spoils Devance’s return with win over Ginebra

first_imgRed-hot Alab torches lowly Formosa for 8th straight win PBA IMAGESBOCAUE — Joe Devance would have liked to mark his return from a foot injury with a victory.After all, his first game this season was interestingly at Philippine Arena, the site of Ginebra’s 2017 Governors’ Cup triumph last October, and against their Finals foes in Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer LATEST STORIES The Fil-American forward also believes that the same is the case for Ginebra, which now dropped to sixth place with a 5-5 card as he charged this defeat to growing pains — something which could help this young team develop in the long run.“I think we lost focus on execution and defense. When something like that happens, it just kinda boils down to execution and defense and that’s where we lost our focus,” he said before admitting that the Bolts, which have their backs against the wall, wanted the game more.“They came out, wanted it more than we did in that fourth quarter and that’s the ball game.”Devance isn’t losing hope, though, as the Gin Kings only need one win to formalize their entry to the playoffs, something which they could get against Rain or Shine on March 2.“It’s just the first step though. It’s a part of the process,” he said. “Hopefully we can regroup and get the next game. We shot ourselves in the foot and put ourselves in a bad position, but hopefully we can get this next game and see where we land on the playoffs.”ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings 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 Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ But the Bolts had other plans as they came away with an 84-82 win on Sunday night.“I’m just disappointed that we lost, especially since it’s my first game back,” Devance said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe most important thing is that Devance is slowly but surely getting himself back to his old form.“I’m okay. I still have quite a bit to go,” he said after playing for 18 minutes and finishing with four points, three rebounds, and two assists. “I’m just trying to work hard every day. Hopefully when we make the playoffs, I’ll be 100 percent or close to it.” Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Pres. Sirleaf Wants Women to Exercise Voting Right

first_imgAs Liberian women join their counterparts around the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has urged them to attach seriousness to their right to vote if they want to be counted in Liberian politics.President Sirleaf made the statement at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on March 8.  She promised to provide vehicles to facilitate the transportation of women to various locations to carry on their registration so their presence would be felt in the upcoming Special Senatorial election. This year’s International Women’s Day was celebrated under the Global theme “Equality for Women, is Progress for all,” while Liberia’s theme was: “Mentoring for Transformation.”“We will work with the Gender Ministry to organize a registration drive that would help transport all women to their respective areas of voting,” she promised, saying, “If women want to see more women in government, you have to vote and put them there.”Making humorous comments on her inauguration promise for “Papa to bring home black plastic bag,” President Sirleaf said “I promised in 2006 that papa would come home with black plastic bags; but apparently papa passes to many places with the plastic bags before finally going home.  This is why we now empower women to come home with the bag.”Also speaking at the women’s day program was Foreign Minister, Augustine K. Ngafuan. Minister Ngafuan said he thought it was a shame for so few women to be in the National Legislature.He stated that he would coordinate with the Legislature to enact a law to encourage more women to be represented in politics by forming a Constitution Referendum. Also speaking at the ceremony was President Pro-Tempore, Gbehzohngar Findley, who urged women to work towards their success in politics and not to sit with folded hands.Pro-Temp Findley stressed that while he fully supports women’s participation in politics, they still have to work hard and sell their qualities and qualifications so voters, who would be convinced to elect them in power.President Sirleaf and other women’s rights advocates have crafted a bill known as the “Gender Disparity” bill. This bill seeks 30% participation of women in key public or electable positions. To this date the bill is still languishing in the House of Representatives.During the first debate over the bill last year, some lawmakers took exception to it and described it as “unconstitutional” because it discriminated against one group (men) in favor of another (women).Chapter III Article 18 of the Liberian Constitution says “All Liberian citizens shall have equal opportunity for work and employment regardless of sex, creed, religion, ethnic background, place of origin or political affiliation, and shall be entitled to equal pay for equal work.”From that political standpoint certain lawmakers argued that every Liberian, regardless of any of the differences mentioned in Constitution, has the right to participate in election by contesting and that setting a percentage for a group according to sex was discriminatory.One prominent Liberian woman, Madam Mary Brownell, commented last year that she would not support the bill because aside from the constitutional questions it poses; it has the propensity to make women lazy.According to the veteran Liberian educator, more women would see their gender as a prerequisite to occupying positions in government and the private sector. Madam Brownell said some of these women would start showing reluctance to become qualified and become competent enough to compete with their male counterparts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Jury Services’ on Sale at Temple of Justice

first_imgJudge Nancy F. Sammy of Criminal Court ‘B’ has accused officers of the courts of demanding money from individuals just for those persons to serve on jury panels in the court. Judge Sammy made specific reference to Montserrado County.Our judicial correspondent said a jury service is a civil duty that enables a citizen to attend a court trial and help a judge determines who is guilty or innocent.Judge Sammy further stated, “Court officers have been demanding and receiving payments from individuals in order to place them on the jury.”She made the allegation recently when she spoke at the official opening of the May 2014 Term of Criminal Courts, A, B, C and D, at the Temple of Justice.“This practice must be discontinued, because anybody or any court personnel who engages in this unwholesome behavior will face the wrath of the court,” she threatened.The Judge said anyone caught in the act, that person would be dismissed.Pointing to a new set of jurors, the Criminal Court Judge said, “It is in accordance with our Constitution and Statue that you have been summoned from the various districts and communities in Montserrado County to be with us this term  of court. Your been with us is to perform a civil duty for our beloved country.”“It means that you will be with us for the next 42 days to perform your civil duty with impartiality, so as to render a true verdict in each case, predicated upon the evidence and the controlling law,” she maintained.“Do not come to perform this duty with a mind set to render verdict that are contrary to the evidence and the applicable laws before you for reward on hope.” Judge Sammy warned.Narrating her experiences with jury tempering, Judge Sammy said, “throughout our experiences, as a practicing lawyer in Montserrado County at every opening of a new court term, the issue of jury tempering is always highlighted in most of the statements made by the judges, charge to the lawyers, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and the representative of the Liberia National Bar Association.” “If you have done so before, you who have the intention of doing so, and you who may be involved in doing so, we warn you that, you will endeavor to engage in such act or acts at your own peril.”   Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President Sirleaf and the Muslim Myth

first_imgLast Monday we published a story in the Daily Observer about an article bearing the allegations that Saudi Arabia had a master plan to Islamize West Africa, including Liberia. The article made many erroneous claims that had to be corrected by us, even as we printed excerpts from it.It was, as we said, written by three Islamic women scholars, one from Syria, another from Iran and a third from Saudi Arabia.In their article, the three women claimed that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf married into a Muslim family, and that the man she married, James A. (Doc) Sirleaf, was Muslim.  We corrected that and other  blatant mistakes in our Monday story. Our intention in today’s History and Us is to throw a little more light on this family.  Details of the family are sketchy, especially since so many family members, including Mr. Sirleaf Senior’s two sons, one of whom wedded Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, are gone.  But we were able to find a few people who were willing and able to help us put together some information on this distinguished family.We begin briefly with the mother of James A. (Doc) Sirleaf, former husband of President Ellen Sirleaf, and his younger brother Dr. Varsay Sirleaf.Their mother, Mrs. Caroline (Caddy) Cooper was the daughter of Mr. James Wesley (Doc) Cooper II, who served as Secretary of War in the administration of President Charles D.B. King.  Secretary Cooper’s father was James Wesley (Doc) Cooper I. Caroline married Mr. Fumbah  Sirleaf, a Mandingo, and that union was blessed with two sons, James A. (Doc) Sirleaf and his younger brother, Varsay. The nickname Doc was given to all who were called James Wesley Cooper.  Accordingly, James Wesley Cooper III, who married one of Judge Edward  J. Summerville’s daughters, Williette Summerville, was also called “Docky” Cooper.   Docky and his wife were blessed with a daughter, Erna, who was wedded to Mr. Edwin Phillips.James Wesley (Doc) Cooper II’s first son was Lahai Cooper, once a great baritone in the First United Methodist Church Choir, and the other, Arthur Cooper.Charles Henry Cooper, younger brother of James Wesley (Doc) Cooper II, was the father of James Wesley Cooper III.  His brothers were S.D. Cooper, Charles Ernest Cooper and Dr. Henry Nehemiah Cooper, one of Liberia’s celebrated surgeons, who founded the Cooper Clinic at 12th Street, Monrovia, now known as the Cooper S.D.A. Clinic.   Their sister is Mrs. Maryann Cooper Melton, who married Mr. Johnnie Melton, son of Mr. Jacob Samuel Melton, Secretary of the Interior under President Tubman.The two Sirleaf young men, Doc and Varsay, grew up in the church of their mother, the  United Methodist Church, where their mother’s father and uncles were staunch members.  That is why President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was born a Presbyterian, later became and remains till this day a  Methodist.  But as President, she frequently visits other churches.Doc Sirleaf became an agriculturist and military expert, and taught both Agriculture and ROTC (Reserved Officers Training Corps) at the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) in Kakata, Margibi County. Varsay became a medical doctor and once served as chief medical officer at the LAMCO Hospital in Yekepa, Nimba County.  He later established the Snapper Hill Clinic at the homestead of his grandfather, Secretary of War James Wesley Cooper II.  There, Varsay ran a successful medical practice.When James (Doc) Sirleaf died in 2000 in the United States, he was cremated, and his memorial service was held at a United Methodist Church in Maryland, USA.  His ashes were later flown to Liberia and another memorial service was held in the First United Methodist Church, the church of his youth.  Both he and his brother are resting in peace at the Sirleaf farm at Jo Vahn, just past the Todee Junction on the Kakata Highway.Dr. Varsay Sirleaf later joined the Episcopal Church of Liberia, and his funeral service in 2007 was held at the Trinity Cathedral, seat of the Episcopal Diocesan bishop, in Monrovia.  Varsay’s sister-in-law, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was among many who attended.This is our brief attempt to set the record straight about the Sirleafs and their religion;     especially the two brothers, one of whom, James (Doc) Sirleaf, married the woman who would later become Africa’s first elected woman President.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

U.S. to Expand Foreign Commercial Service in Africa

first_imgThe United States Government through its Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker has disclosed expanding Foreign Commercial Service presence in Africa to strengthen the economic and commercial tie between U.S. and Africa.Making the disclosure at the opening of the U.S-Africa Business Forum on August 5, Secretary Pritzker the said the Foreign Commercial Service contains American commercial diplomats who will navigate each African Market.“We are doubling the number of commercial offices in Africa, with new sites in Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, and Tanzania.  We are expanding existing offices in Ghana, Kenya, Libya, and Morocco, and we are returning Foreign Commercial Service presence to the African Development Bank for the first time in three years,” she said.In addition, she used the occasion to announce on behalf of the Department of Commerce and U.S. partners 10 new trade missions to Africa and 10 reverse trade missions to the United States by 2020.To safeguard the environment amidst desire to invest in the continent, the U.S. official disclosed that the National Institute of Standards and Technology is launching the Global City Teams Challenge to create teams of cities and innovators working together on issues like air quality, resource management, healthcare delivery, and modern energy grids—to utilize the best technology to build “Smart Cities.”Secretary Pritzker described the plan to make business in Africa as a “Moment of opportunity,”  noting that a decade from now participating countries in the ongoing U.S-Africa Summit will look back at the moment as the start of something important, or see a missed opportunity.“The choice is up to all of us here today.  Today’s agenda features conversations on financing and development, energy and infrastructure, good governance and public-private partnerships-all meant to highlight the choices before us,” she emphasized.“As America’s Chief Commercial Officer, I feel strongly that this last pillar – the U.S.-Africa economic relationship – is fundamental to our mutual peace and prosperity. We know that businesses serve as key bridges between our continents, but we also share the conviction that these ties of commerce can be stronger, deeper, and more lasting.” She further indicated that as Africa’s middle class continues to expand, we hope to see our export numbers grow, too. And through Select USA, the Administration is actively encouraging African companies to increase their presence in the United States. On the issue of conduct in business, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce said “Every African leader who embraces greater transparency and market access, speeds business processes, and roots out corruption represents a ripple of hope for greater prosperity for their people – and for ours.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Huskies hit rock bottom in loss to Blades

first_imgA frustrated Todd Alexander said after the game that the team is playing like a bunch of individuals and not much will change until that gets corrected.“The effort wasn’t there again. I guess that’s on the coaching staff. I guess we’re not getting the kids ready to play, I’m not sure what’s going on there. We’re just not bringing our game to the rink each and every night as a group. We’ve got a couple of individuals, it seems to be different guys that are having good games but as a group it’s just not there right now.”He added that the team’s issues go beyond the x’s and o’s of the game, and the club is in need of someone to step up and take the bull by the horns and lead the team.- Advertisement -“It’s hard to stand on the bench and watch a team play 15-20 minutes a night. It has nothing to do with systems and players. At the end of the day it’s just work ethic and for whatever reason this group isn’t bringing it. They’ve got to check themselves. Somebody’s got to come up forward and be a leader of this group. That’s a real lack of what we’re having as well right now. Somebody’s got to step up,” he said.The Huskies outshot the Blades in the game 28-27, but very few of those shots could be considered quality shots on goal.Next up for Fort St. John is a home game on Friday night against the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks at 8 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

My Donegal – with well-known estate agent Boyd Robinson

first_imgBoyd Robinson is a well-known estate agent who splits his time between Letterkenny and Dunfanaghy. A leading light with Letterkenny Rugby Club, this is Boyd’s ‘My Donegal.’Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?Murder Hole Beach in Downings. Just something special about the place, so tranquil and relaxing Where in Donegal do you call home?Letterkenny is home and Dunfanaghy a second homeWho is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?My mother. She is just you typical Donegal Mammy. Always looking about her family and always the smell of home baking and a kettle on the boil What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Slieve League, I don’t think there is anywhere as spectacular in IrelandDo you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?Summers, love the outdoors and getting out on the water.What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal? Morning walk in the Derrveagh Mountains, nice picnic followed by an afternoon on the kayak at Hornhead.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football SpecialWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Daniel O’Donnell, while I’m not a fan of country music I think what he does for our county is amazing. He has never forgotten his rootsWho is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?That has to be Kevin Bradley, “the local man that delivers”Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Shay Given. A lovely person and one who has excelled in his sportWhat is your favourite Donegal restaurant?The Mill in DunfanaghyIf you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?The weather, just a bit less rain would be niceWhat is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?AyeWhat is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Brexit. It needs to happen and happen fast so we all know in business where we stand. The limbo and uncertainty of the last couple of years is worse in my opinion than the actualWhat is your favourite Donegal food?Any fish from our oceanIs there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?No, I love where I live and am passionate about itDo you have a favourite local band?In their ThousandsIf you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Our roadsDaniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Daniel O’DonnellIs there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Its people, we are a great bunchMy Donegal – with well-known estate agent Boyd Robinson was last modified: August 9th, 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:Boyd RobinsonMY DONEGALlast_img read more

Sportsday Podcast on talkSPORT 2: May 12, 2017

first_imgThis Friday morning on Sportsday we bring you your essential round-up of the morning’s top sports stories.last_img