Solskjaer: “Pogba will be out for injury for several weeks”

first_imgThe Norwegian coach also appeared for the Manchester club’s television channel. “Pogba was feeling some discomfort in his ankle; It will definitely be out for a few weeks, “said the Norwegian.Pogba, with whom he has speculated on his United march, has only played eight games for United this season due to the injury that kept him off the pitch for three months. Midfielder reappeared in United’s 2-0 loss at Watford and then played the game against Newcastle (4-1) on December 26. But then he did not travel to Burnley for the 2-0 victory two days later. The midfielder of Manchester United, Paul Pogba, will be out of action “for a few weeks”, after missing Wednesday’s game in the Arsenal because of some ankle problems.Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer affirmed before the clash before gunners “He’s hurt. It’s the same ankle, so he’ll be out a little more,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.last_img read more

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Tennis star Boris Becker and wife separate after 13 years

first_imgIn recent years, Becker mainly made headlines with rumors about his financial problems. NVGRELATED STORIES:Boris Becker calls for fight against racism amid tweet spatDjokovic splits with coaches in bid to return to topADVERTISEMENT Lawyer Christian-Oliver Moser told dpa “the decision after a 13-year-long relationship and nine years of marriage wasn’t an easy one.”Moser said the couple’s main concern now was the wellbeing of their son Amadeus and that the separation was “amicable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe former couple wed in June 2009 and announced they were expecting a child within the same month.Becker has two grown children from a previous marriage to German-American actress and designer Barbara Feltus. He also has an 18-year-old daughter with model Angel Ermakova. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Ravena wants to raise awareness on anti-doping issues after ban Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2012 file photo German tennis legend Boris Becker arrives with his wife Lilly for the Laureus World Sports Awards in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)BERLIN (AP) — Former German tennis star Boris Becker and his wife Lilly have separated.The German news agency dpa reported Tuesday that a Berlin lawyer for the two confirmed the breakup of three-time Wimbledon winner Becker, 50, and his Dutch model wife, who is 41 years old.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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M&CC workers’ union very silent

first_imgDear Editor,Something has to be seriously wrong with the two labour unions, also called trade unions in Guyana, that are supposed to represent the collective interests of the workers of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown. These two labour unions, which ought to unite to negotiate with the Council over wages, hours, benefits and other working conditions, are instead very silent, passive, and seemingly almost complicit with the Council, as municipal workers, both current and former, are brutalised on a daily basis for years now.Can you imagine the Council is planning a big anniversary jollification whilst refusing to hand over the workers’ contributions to the National Insurance Scheme, thus compromising the employees’ welfare, and not a murmur is coming from any of the unions? It is no wonder the NIS is encountering fiscal constraints, as the Council has owed them for years and seems to be in no hurry to pay.How could the Council’s ‘Big Enchiladas’ be flying all over the world with little or nothing to show for it, whilst failing to remit the pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) deductions to the Guyana Revenue Authority as they are required by law to do. Again, no action by the unions.Apart from industrial action, they can pursue legal options on behalf of the workers. One can only hope that the union leaders would not be seen hobnobbing at the extravagant anniversary dinners and cocktail receptions whilst the workers are unable to file their tax returns.Are the unions not concerned about the nonpayment of the workers’ contributions to their credit unions, preventing them from accessing loans and other benefits?But worst of all is the deafening silence of the unions regarding the nonpayment of gratuities and pensions to municipal employees, who have retired after serving the Council for decades with distinction, whilst the Council’s revenue is frittered away on contractors who do not have to bid for jobs; on a bloated human resource structure; and on expensive vehicles, bodyguards, chauffeurs, and other excesses.Could someone explain the paradox between the terrible conditions the Georgetown Municipality’s workers are faced with and the unions’ declining representation of their members? Have the unions lost their teeth, been silenced, or bought out?Haile Selassie once said that, throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.Sincerely,Shanta Singhlast_img read more

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2 Insurance Companies to Pay Back US$108K, L$16M Stolen from JFK Hospital

first_imgJohn F Kennedy Memorial Hospital Two insurance companies upon whose surety Criminal Court ‘C’ relied to release six-persons convicted of squandering US$108,926.19 and L$16,867,841.40 out of the accounts of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) are at the verge of being held responsible to restitute the money.The decision for Continental General and Life Insurance Corporation and the Family Dollar Universal Insurance Services to pay back the hospital’s money resulted from the absence of the convicts and their guarantors (insurance companies), when Criminal Court ‘C,’ where the six were first tried and found guilty, read the mandate of the Supreme Court.A judicial source hinted to the Daily Observer that by September 7, Criminal Court ‘C’  Judge Bioma Konto will enforce the High Court’s judgment that called for restitution of the money and imprisonment of the convicts.“Since the convicts that were benefiting from the companies’ surety cannot be found anywhere around the country, we are resolved to hold the surety responsible for restitution,” the source said.Judge Konto did not say when the court was going to hold the companies responsible to restitute the hospital’s money.The convicts that include Patrick Konuwa, former Accounts Officer at JFK, together with Fahn Borbor, James Ricks, Rebecca Arnous, Thomas G. Mezzeh and Benjamin Dargbeh, have paid over US$30,000 in bond fees for the companies to serve as ultimate guarantors and ensure that they are released from prison.Their charges at the time were economic sabotage, theft of property, money laundering, criminal conspiracy and criminal facilitation.Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh, who at the time read the Court’s mandate, said that “Konuwa is ordered to restitute US$13,323.91 and L$15,807,094.40, while Borbor is to pay back US$55,049.28 and L$1,045,000.”“Ricks is mandated to restitute US$4,900, and L$15,774,000,” the Justice’s opinion declared.For Arnous, Justice Yuoh’s judgment said, “He was ordered to pay a fine of US$8,000 as “deterrent in keeping with Section 50.10 (3) (b) of the Penal Law.”Mezzeh and Dargbeh were sentenced to imprisonment of six years each, four and a half of which were suspended.She meanwhile ordered that Mezzeh be made to restitute US$8,525, while Dargbeh should likewise pay back US$19,218.On their sentences, the justice said, “The five-year sentence imposed on Konuwa be increased to nine years, while three more years be added to Borbor’s five years.”At the same time, Yuoh ordered that Ricks’ two-year sentence be increased to eight years.The case grew out of complaints of financial impropriety filed by the JFKMC against Konuwa and his co-defendants who, on November 2, 2016, were adjudged guilty of the commission of the crimes of economic sabotage, theft of property, money laundering, criminal conspiracy and criminal facilitation.Their conviction and subsequent sentences were imposed following their court trial, having been accused of forging signatures of senior staffs before withdrawing from the JFK Hospital’s accounts at three commercial banking institutions.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Champions League final could be played outside of Europe

first_imgNew York could play host to a future Champions League final, says a prominent media mogul.It would be the first time the final of Europe’s elite competition would be played outside of the continent. 2 ready? However, the earliest this proposal could happen is 2021 as the venues for this season’s and next season’s Champions League final have already been decided.Atletico Madrid’s home ground, the Wanda Metropolitano will host this season’s final while Istanbul’s Ataturk Olympic Stadium will host the 2020 final.Plans to play games involving European sides across the Atlantic have been put in place recently, with Barcelona’s LaLiga match at Girona being arranged to happen at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami in January.This is set to be the first Spanish top-flight game to be played overseas for the first time in its history but the Spanish players’ union (AFE) claim they will have the final say. Aiming high Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 2 BOOST Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury center_img Latest Champions League News Girona v Barcelona is set to be played at the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins American football team Real Madrid won the last competition in Kiev Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton That said, chief executive of Barcelona-based television company Mediapro, Jaume Roures, claims talks are in progress regarding playing the Champions League final in the Big Apple.He told Catalunya Radio’s ‘El Mati’ show: “Talks are ongoing investigating the feasibility of hosting a future Champions League final in New York City.”The Premier League proposed a 39th game to the league season to be played outside of England eleven years ago but they were shelved by early 2008 after criticism from senior figures and fans alike. on target Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be availablelast_img read more

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Donegal businesses feature in new online hub to promote economic initiative

first_imgDonegal based businesses and organisations have been featured as part of a new initiative set-up with the aim of propelling the interest to live, work, and attract further investment to the region along the west coast.The drive was launched this week by Sean Kyne, T.D with the co-launch of a new website on the issue.Minister for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Kyne said the launching of the website was an ‘important step’ for the Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) project. Nine counties stretching from Donegal to Kerry have joined forces to get the online hub of the long-term project underway.Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) has been featured as one of the first waves of stories being pushed out on the initiative, being branded as “one of the most progressive learning environments in Ireland”.(Video: IDA Ireland) “A wide range of companies have already discovered the benefits of the Atlantic Economic Corridor as a place to do business. Across a range of industries, enterprises of all sizes can avail of increased business opportunities and tap into the wealth of skills available through our educated and dynamic workforce.“Through this website we can attract more investment to the west of Ireland and show what a great place Ireland’s western seaboard is to live in.“The development of the AEC is a long-term project. Launching this website is very much an initial step in our work, but it is also an important step. It enables us to get the message out that the AEC is the ideal location for businesses to set-up and expand. It shows that many major businesses are already established along the corridor, that we have the infrastructure and skills necessary to support modern businesses, and that business and Government are working closely together to further develop the AEC in the coming years,” said Minster Kyne.1.7 million people live and work under the region represented by the AEC, which also have several successful businesses and higher education institutions, making it an ideal location for enterprises wishing to tap into a highly skilled workforce.David Minton, director of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) who is a member of the AEC taskforce, said:“The Atlantic Economic Corridor is not about city or county. It’s not about boundaries or catchments. It’s about collective vision, fuelled by the potential of economic opportunity.“As citizens and people of the Atlantic region we know that we live in one of the most beautiful and best places in the world. Something innately connects our cities, towns and villages as well as our industry, entrepreneurs and multinationals. This connection now has a home as the Atlantic Economic Corridor.” Donegal businesses feature in new online hub to promote economic initiative was last modified: August 3rd, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:BusinessdonegaljobsletterkennyLYITlast_img read more

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Four centuries of church history celebrated as Minister opens new Monreagh Church Hall

first_imgFour centuries of community life in east Donegal was celebrated today (Sat) as Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD officially opened the new Monreagh Church Hall.The new building, used by all faiths in the area, is a testament to the “incredible community spirit” in the area, Minister McHugh said.The Presbyterian congregation gave the site and led the fundraising initiatives, including €100,000 given in interest free loans from several members of the congregation, to enable the vision to go ahead as a community outreach project. Monreagh Presbyterian congregation is one of the oldest congregations on the island of Ireland dating from 1644. The Church building is situated in the heart of the Laggan district of East Donegal. The present Church building dates from 1710, with most of the small diamond windowpanes dating from that year.However, the congregation has never had its own church hall – until this dream was realised this year after more than a decade of fundraising by the church committee.Auctions, interest-free loans from the congregation, raffles and grants from the PA Foundation and the Leader Programme via the Inishowen Development Partnership all helped contribute to the new building which sits on the same extended site as the historic church, a national school, a Victorian Manse which now houses the Monreagh Ulster-Scots Heritage and Education Centre and a Caretaker’s house.Minister McHugh today (Saturday) joined 100 families in the congregation, along with many from the local community, Rt Rev Dr William Henry, Moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly, Minister Rev Dr David Latimer, Rt Rev Monsignor Dan Carr from St Baithin’s Catholic congregation and the church hall project leader and local historian Ian McCracken. “I am delighted to officially open this wonderful new building which adds so much to the entire community here,” said Minister McHugh.“The Presbyterian church has been at the heart of this community across five centuries, from the 17th century through to his 21st century, and the addition of the new church hall to the cluster of wonderful older buildings is the final piece in the jigsaw.“I want to pay tribute to all those involved, the clerk of session, John Vance and church committee led by the project leader Ian McCracken for their dedication, not just to the vision of the Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre and the new national school here, but also the vision of adding such a wonderful new hall which now serves people of all faiths in the local community.“That incredible spirit of people coming together for the greater good of everyone is the very definition of community and I want to salute every single person who contributed in any way to the success of all the projects here and I want to wish the Monreagh Presbyterian community the very best for the time ahead here in the Laggan Valley.”Rev Dr David Latimer led a short service at the Church today with music from Monreagh National School and Keith and Winnie McCracken. “Fundraising for the new hall dates back two decades and when our committee met in 2003 to explore building a new hall – for the first time in 375 years – they faced a daunting task,” said Rev Latimer.“That hall committee has met hundreds and hundreds of times since with the very best news in the summer of 2017 when we were awarded €150,000 in Leader funding from the Inishowen Development Partnership.“Everyone pulled together right across the community to help us realise the dream and today we have such wonderful facilities here which are used by everyone.”Ian McCracken said: “The new Hall joins a new Primary School opened in 2012, the Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre, the Presbyterian Church and the old school to form a compact mini complex of buildings. The school is interdenominational and many events in the Church are attended by our Catholic neighbours and this is reciprocated. “We have started to organise community activities and Bowls and Badminton are proving popular. Church members have given over €100 000 in interest-free loans for five years to enable the building of the community Hall to proceed. The local community of all denominations has taken great interest in the building.“An Auction in April 2018 raised over €40,000 indicating a huge support from our friends and neighbours. This we appreciate very much and is evidence of the esteem in which our Catholic neighbours hold us.”Four centuries of church history celebrated as Minister opens new Monreagh Church Hall was last modified: November 2nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

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Italy Going Soft on Darwinism

first_imgThe controversy over evolution is not limited to American shores.  An editorial in the September issue of American Naturalist1 expresses concern that evolutionary biology is getting a low-key treatment in Italian universities:The Darwinian theory of evolution by natural selection is the unifying principle of the biological sciences.  Unfortunately in the Italian academic system, evolutionary biology is not acknowledged as an independent research area, so no faculty positions in “evolutionary biology” can be established, and most students hear only a brief summary of evolutionary theory in the final hours of their introductory zoology, paleontology, or genetics courses.  To make matters worse, during the past two years, several creationist organizations have been publicly attacking the teaching of evolutionary theory.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)It’s time to take action, says the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology.  Last year, they established the Coordinamento Italiano dei Biologi Evoluzionisti – CoEvol for short – to both strengthen collaborations between Italian evolutionists and to “improve the teaching of evolution in Italy and to increase the involvement of undergraduate and graduate students in evolutionary studies.”  Activities include a new cyber-journal club allow evolutionists to discuss recent papers, annual meetings, and the announcement of the new Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology.  More significantly, CoEvol hopes to become a “lobby group that will foster collaboration among Italian evolutionary biologists in Italy and abroad and represent our interest in making evolutionary biology a priority in the Italian educational system.”  They have established a website: www.coevol.org.1Announcements, “Letter from the Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology,” The American Naturalist, Vol. 166, Sept. 2005, pp. i-ii.Today, class, we will learn about the evolution of the pizza.  The pizza was not created by intelligent design, as those rascally creationists allege.  Instead, it “emerged” out of the primordial dough.  Over millions of years, it became just one species of Italian food on the evolutionary Cuisine of Life, with spaghetti, linguini, tortellini and macaroni branching off early and forming the Pasta Kingdom, incorporating parmesan by lateral cheese transfer.  Some theorists believe that pepperoni was once a free-living organism that became incorporated into pizza as an endosymbiont during the Prosciutto epoch of the Paleocarne Era.  The pizza class experienced a rapid diversification into many forms on the North American continent, as the Italian fast-food restaurant niche opened after the last Ice Cream Age.  This stimulated an explosive period of adaptive radiation, producing the Round Table family, the Shakeys family, and the Chuck E. Cheese family, among others.  The microwave pizza, with no phylogenetic connection to the old-world pizzas of the Italian peninsula, provides a striking example of convergent evolution….    That makes about as much sense as the usual evolutionary storytelling in biology.  Will Italian students give it much more than a yawn?  Maybe Go-Evil should obtain a concertina marching band and hold parades, where Emperor Charlie as Grand Marshall can strut down the Appian Way in his new clothes – on second thought, better pack a designer loincloth.    Have you ever noticed that every announcement by Big Science starts with the same line? – “the Darwinian theory of evolution by natural selection is the unifying principle of the biological sciences.”  It’s almost enough to feed conspiracy theories.  In actuality, evolution is about as unifying as iron mixed with clay, the iron representing hard science based on observation, and the clay representing evolutionary speculation.  No matter how much it tries to cling to the iron, the clay will not be able to support the statue without a change of ore.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Chinese automaker’s SA plant ‘on track’

first_img31 July 2013Construction of Chinese manufacturer First Automotive Works’ truck assembly plant at the Coega industrial development zone in the Eastern Cape is on track for completion by the first quarter of 2014 at the latest, the Coega Development Corporation said on Tuesday.The R200-million plant is the first phase of a R600-million investment – the first foreign direct investment in the Coega IDZ – that will eventually include plants for manufacturing light commercial and passenger vehicles.Coega Development Corporation (CDC) spokesperson Ayanda Vilakazi told SAinfo on Tuesday that the original December 2013 completion target could still be met, notwithstanding delays caused by the weather and other factors. Failing this, the plant would be completed in the first quarter of 2014.Lead contractor WBHO Construction’s Eastern Cape managing director, Arnie van Jaarsveldt, said in a CDC statement on Tuesday that the top structures of the plant would be complete and the shell of the building completely enclosed by mid-August.He said a 50-strong installation crew would also arrive from China in August for the installation of the plant machinery followed by the testing and commissioning phase.Van Jaarsveldt said there had been significant collaboration between the Chinese engineers and their South African counterparts working on the plant, representing “a coup for skills development and mentorship”.Construction of the truck assembly plant, which covers 10 hectares, will create about 2 000 jobs over the entire construction phase. In its operational phase, the plant is expected to produce 5 000 trucks annually, creating a further 280 permanent jobs.In the same statement on Tuesday, Vilakazi said that, according to the CDC’s preliminary results for the financial year, the state-owned corporation had attracted eight new investors in 2012/13 and generated revenue through external projects and services of R290-million, while creating 13 596 direct and indirect jobs and providing training to 13 607 people.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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