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Higuaín is intercepted by the Police but manages to escape from Argentina

first_imgThe police allowed him to travel because the forward showed the medical documents that showed his negativity to the test by COVID-19.Although the plane will not be able to reach Argentina directly, where flights from Italy are blocked: it has traveled to France, then Spain, and from there it will fly to South America. In these hours, Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic also left Italy., both, like the Pipita, negative to the disease. As AS knew, Juventus had been informed of the intentions of its footballers and authorized the trip, due to family reasons. In the case of Higuaín, the cause is his mother’s illness, so he has asked to travel to be with her, presenting his medical certificate before traveling.. The ex-Madrid player, the German and the Bosnian are not the only bianconeri in isolation far from Turin: also Cristiano Ronaldo is living these days in Madeira with theirs, while the rest of the squad is still in Italy. Gonzalo Higuaín has left Turin and is returning to Argentina. The striker, quarantined as 121 more people from Juventus due to the two positive cases in the Bianconean team, Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi, as revealed by ‘La Repubblica’, last night he abandoned ‘voluntary isolation’ and he showed up at the Torino Caselle airport, where a private plane was waiting for him.center_img Cover of La Gazzetta dello of March 20, 2020.last_img read more

Mirotic, Portis lead way, Bulls blow out Celtics

first_imgChicago Bulls’ Nikola Mirotic (44) and Bobby Portis celebrate the team’s lead late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are starting to draw attention for their play together instead of their fight with each other.Mirotic scored 24 points, Portis added a career-high 23 and the Chicago Bulls blew out Boston 108-85 on Monday night with Celtics star Kyrie Irving sidelined because of a bruised left quadriceps.ADVERTISEMENT View comments “It feels like it’s March, but it it’s not,” said Mirotic, who has averaged 16.5 points in March during his career — more than in any other month.TIP-INSCeltics: Stevens said he doesn’t expect Irving to be out long, though he added: “Who knows with muscular injuries.” … Stevens also said doctors will re-evaluate F Marcus Morris’ ailing left knee on Tuesday. Morris sat out for the second straight night and the third time in four games. He also missed the first eight games of the season. … Horford had five assists. … Boston’s 85 points were a season low.Bulls: Markkanen participated in the morning shootaround and got treatment afterward. But coach Fred Hoiberg said the prized rookie’s back continued to tighten. … Kris Dunn had 12 points, his career-high fifth straight game in double digits. … David Nwaba had 13 points and six rebounds.UP NEXTCeltics: Host Denver on Wednesday.Bulls: Host Utah on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But the two have played well together the past two games.“We need to give the credit to (coach Fred Hoiberg),” Mirotic said. “Fred is the one who is making us play. He’s the guy who is calling the plays for us and putting us in the right spots to play.”As for the fight?READ: Bulls’ Mirotic opts not to have surgery for facial fractures“Man, that situation’s over,” Portis said. “Everybody’s talking about that. But that doesn’t matter anymore. We’re just trying to win games.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Matt Barnes retires from NBA at 37, saying he did it his way Mirotic made his first start of the season with leading scorer Lauri Markkanen sidelined because of back spasms and shot 9 of 14 with eight rebounds. Through three games, the 6-foot-10 forward is averaging 16.3 points.Portis shot 10 of 15 and nailed all three 3-pointers.READ: Bulls exercise options on Portis, 4 other players Al Horford scored 15 for Boston (23-6). Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier added 13 points apiece in the Celtics’ most lopsided loss of the season.“Sometimes you get your butt kicked. It was simple as that,” coach Brad Stevens said. “Chicago dictated the whole game. They played harder than we did. They played with more presence than we did. They played more competitive than we did. They played with more authority than we did. You’re not going to win many games when you play like that.”PULLING AWAYBoston got within 12 in the fourth quarter before Portis hit a 20-footer and Mirotic made a 3 to make it 90-73 with just under eight minutes left. The Bulls remained in control the rest of the way.Mirotic came through with 16 points as Chicago grabbed a 56-42 halftime lead. Portis scored 15 in the first half.The Bulls wiped out a four-point deficit and led 52-34 after a 24-2 run in the second quarter. Portis scored 10 during that stretch, nailing two 3s, and Mirotic finished it with a short hook.QUOTABLE It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny 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 Owners of the NBA’s worst record, the Bulls (6-20) built an 18-point lead in the second quarter against the Eastern Conference leaders. And when Boston cut it to 12 in the fourth, the Bulls simply pulled away for their third straight win.Leading the way were two players who made headlines for all the wrong reasons before the season started.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseREAD: Bulls’ Niko Mirotic accepts Portis apology over fight Their fight at practice left Mirotic with facial fractures, causing him to miss the first 23 games. Portis served an eight-game suspension. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more

Govt’s concept of Green State misguided – Jagdeo

first_imgOpposition Leader and People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo has zeroed in on the coalition Government’s plan for a ‘Green State’ which he described as absurd.Jagdeo reminded that the general concept of a green state would see emphasis being placed on earning revenues for a country, catalysing different kinds of investments and other initiatives.However, he pointed out that under the David Granger-led Government, focus instead was placed on spending finances and incurring costs to the State using taxpayers’ money.He said that the Government “missed the bus” entirely on this issue, as he referred to Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s 2019 Budget speech, which stated measures to support the Green State agenda.These include waiving import duties and Value Added Tax (VAT) on new equipment and changing the wear and tear schedule of the Income Tax Act to allow for the write-off of capital expenses within two years.Also, the Government hopes to amend the Customs Act to include relief from customs duty for cars with a capacity equivalent to 2000 cc in watts; the first schedule of the Customs Act and Schedule 2 of the VAT Act to exempt change-over kits and waive the Excise Tax on all-electric motorcycles.But Jagdeo said the coalition Government was still finding it hard to accept the fact that the PPP/Civic’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) was a sound initiative.“They cannot embrace it now … The LCDS was a framework intended to map the path of a new growth trajectory in a non-polluting way.”The Opposition Leader also reminded that the Green State Development Strategy would only put pressure on the treasury, and if his party was returned to office, it would be automatically scrapped.“It will add cost. I disagree with its fundamental premise. The premise which brings cost to the country versus earning money for the country … The LCDS was an economic strategy. It earned money for Guyana. Their strategy is so far about expenditure from our treasury. That is why we disagree with it.”Jagdeo, the mastermind of the LCDS, which secured him international recognition and led to him being conferred with the “Champion of the Earth” award by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), said that under the LCDS, there were specific areas that were targeted for development purposes across Guyana.“We said we are going to spend US$10.5 million on Amerindian land titling. It solved a problem. Two, we will spend US$17 million on ICT (Information Communication Technology) in the hinterland. We would spend x amount of money like US$80 million on the hydropower by buying down equity,” he explained.Further, the Opposition Leader added that there were also plans to create a centre for biodiversity studies and establish an adaptation plan. “We searched into crops that were flood and bug resistant. We set aside money for small loans and grants too to individuals in various sectors. It was about 20 initiatives and we were earning money doing that, we weren’t taking money from taxpayers’ money.”As such, the former Head of State argued that the Green Strategy was more about cost to the Guyanese public. “Right now, they are talking about planting trees and all of that. They missed the whole point that that was an economic strategy to adjust to the future. That’s why conceptually, we have a major difference,” he added.He noted that several foreign consultants were hired to review the strategy for advice and further input, and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) requested to be part of it. Jagdeo, who was the first President of that body, said he has seen a lot of what has been used before in the Green Strategy.“The speeches would tell you, (David) Granger… the first year he went into Parliament. He keeps saying one thing over and over again. It does not change. Same old thing,” Jagdeo stated, noting that the Strategy would not bring any substantial benefits to Guyana but put pressure on taxpayers’ dollars.Jagdeo noted that the Strategy has not received the approval of the National Assembly, while noting that it was still at its conceptual stage. Nevertheless, he said, “That is a political initiative of (David) Granger until it has parliamentary approval as far as we are concerned. In all likelihood, we will scrap it as soon as we get into office, because it makes no sense. It will only add cost. That’s all.”last_img read more

NSC donates huge to Guyana Karate Federation

first_imgThe National Sports Commission (NSC) has handed over a number of sports gear to the Guyana Karate Federation at the NSC Boardroom on Friday.Director of Sports, Christopher Jones, handing over the items to GKF President Amir KhouriReceiving the items from Director of Sports Christopher Jones were GKF president Amir Khouri and his two vice presidents, Keith Beaton and Roger Peroune. Among the standard Olympic items handed over by Director Jones were shin pads, groin protectors, chest protectors, and fist protectors, usually categorised as mits.In the handing over ceremony, Director Jones stated that current president of the GKF, Amir Khouri, had written to the NSC about the donation of items that were needed, and the NSC was currently able to allocate funds from the national budget in request to their demand.He also said he hoped the equipment would be able to further athletes’ training. He described the donation as not being just a one-off donation, but the start of a series of donations, as long as all requests are made to the NSC in a timely manner.Upon receiving the items, an ecstatic GFK President Amir Khouri said, “I would like to thank the (National) Sports Commission and the Government for this huge donation that they’ve made towards the GKF, and we will use the equipment towards the bettering and developing of karate in Guyana”.He also said, “This equipment will assist us when we go abroad to compete, as these equipment are all WKF (World Karate Federation) approved, because some athletes cannot afford the equipment ,since it is costly; but with the donations made, whether it be local or foreign matches, the GKF will be able to support these athletes”.Khouri mentioned the senior national karate championships set to be staged on September 30, 2018, and said he was looking forward to some support from the NSC, as he has followed standard procedure in terms of writing them a letter.In his closing remarks, Khouri described the NFC donation as overwhelming, and said he was at a loss for words.Director Jones then reiterated that if organisations need support from the NSC, they must send in a letter; and once approved, the necessary funds would be disbursed. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more

NPSS Class Of 2016 Announces Valedictorian, Class Historian

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Justin Mah and Reese Cowie have been named as North Peace Secondary School’s Class 2016 Valedictorian and Class Historian.Justin Mah was named Valedictorian for his achievement of obtaining the highest academic chievement amongst Grade 12 students at the school this year. Mah said that having a love of sciences, particularly Biology and Chemistry, has allowed him to excel academically in his final year of high school. Though the highest ranked academically, Reese Cowie also has been achieving high academic marks this year, sharing a love of Biology with her colleague while also enjoying Language courses.The selection process for the Class Historian isn’t quite as straightforward, as explained by Vice Principal Jason Gill. According to Gill, Cowie was chosen based on a vote from her fellow grads, as well as by members of the school’s administration. Cowie herself told that while Mah might be more well-known for his superior intellect, the Class Historian’s job is to represent the entire student body at the ceremony, and bring up the highlights of the class of 2016’s three years of Secondary education. For his part, Mah says that he’ll still be sure to inject a decent amount of humour into his speech.- Advertisement -The pair will both be giving convocation speeches to their fellow grads at NPSS’s graduation ceremonies on June 17th.last_img read more

Unstoppable Capital FM carries the day in Inter Media SJAK Sports tourney

first_img0Shares0000Capital FM celebrating after being crowned SJAK Sports Day Champions. Photo/ERIC BARASANAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 13 – Capital FM ruled the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Day that brought together scribes from different media houses, amassing massive 93 points to be crowned the champions at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Saturday.In the tournament that had five disciplines, Capital FM won football to collect maximum 25 points and shocked the rest to take the tug of war title while they were runners up in the sack race, finished fourth in the 4x100m relay won by Mediamax and were placed sixth in the egg race. The champions went home with a glittering trophy and a cash reward of Sh75,000Capital FM taking a selfie after winning the SJAK Sports Day. Photo/ ERIC BARASAThe Best Mix of Music comprised of captain, Lassie Atrash, Timothy Olobulu, Solomon Okeyo, Ashleigh Ali, Anita Nderu, Ivy Mang’eli, Ali Athman, Jeff Ooko, Kristian Malumbe,Joe Kisila,  Alex Isaboke, Keysha Shagava, Ahmedin Gulu and Team Manager Duncan Kikata.-Relay-Capital FM captain Lassie Atrash on the home stretch in the relay. Photo/ERIC BARASAThe team started the tournament with the relay that comprised of the quartet of Atrash, Shagava, Okeyo and Athman where they finished second in Heat 4 before Atrash anchored his charges to fourth in the final to collect 17 points.Capital FM’s Shagava in action in the sack race. Photo/ERIC BARASAIn the sack race, Kisila anchored the team to finish runners-up with 21 points while Ashleigh and Ooko participated in egg race.In football, Capital FM, topped Pool D after seeing off Ghetto Radio 3-0 courtesy of Ooko’s brace and Malumbe’s goal, they were then handed a walkover against Kass FM.Capital FM’s Ali Athman taking on Mediamax player. Photo/Eric BarasaIn quarter finals, they edged out a stubborn Media Max 1-0 in a tense encounter where their keeper, Apopo Mujema pulled great saves but was beaten two minutes to time thanks to Okeyo’s sucker punch.In the semis, Ooko once again picked a brace while Malumbe and Okeyo found the back of the net to win 4-1 against Qwetu Radio thus advancing to the final where they blanked Royal Media 2-0 with Ooko opening the scoring from the spot before keeper Gulu netted a fantastic rout one goal.Capital FM receiving the title from KCB Corporate Communication Manager Peter Mwaura. Photo/Eric BarasaIn the last event of the day, Capital FM surprised many by picking the tug of war title with Olobulu and Kikata playing a crucial role.Capital were handed a walk over against Homeboyz Radio, they then eliminated Qwetu in the quarters before pulling down Royal Media top storm to final where they won against sponsors KCB Bank.Capital FM competing in Tug of War. Photo/ERIC BARASAThe event was organized by SJAK which was sponsored by the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and Coca Cola’s Nairobi Bottlers.KCB playing as a guest team was placed second by managing 90 points as the Royal Media Services completed the last podium finish place with 89 to edge out Mediamax in fourth spot with 76 points.Capital FM celebratingSJAK president, Chris Mbaisi thanked the sponsors and the participating teams for making the event possible.“The association wanted to mark the World Sports Journalists Day in style by affording sports scribes an opportunity of interacting and bonding hence the competition,” Mbaisi said.Capital FM’s Ashleigh Ali competing in the egg race. Photo/ERIC BARASAThe World Sports Journalists Day is observed every year to appreciate the services of sports journalists in the promotion of sports.The purpose of the day is to encourage sports journalists to strive for excellence in their work and to set an example to the world – not only to the to the world of sport, but to the world at large.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Millions in settlements being paid by giant BP

first_imgHOUSTON – BP PLC is taking a multimillion dollar broom to sweep away a slew of federal charges linked to energy price fixing, a deadly refinery blast and pipeline leaks and focus on its energy business. The more than $373 million in settlements announced Thursday are part of the company’s attempt to get rid of the problems left over from the stewardship of former chief executive John Browne and move ahead with the recently announced restructuring of Europe’s second-largest oil company. On top of the fines and restitution, four former BP employees were indicted by a federal grand jury in Chicago on 20 counts of mail and wire fraud connected to a scheme to manipulate energy markets. The bulk of the fines – $303.5million – aim to punish BP for conspiring to fix propane prices in 2003 and 2004. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.London-based BP also agreed to pay a $50 million fine and plead guilty to a felony for its role in a 2005 explosion at its Texas City refinery that killed 15 employees and injured more than 170 others. Additionally, it will pay $20million in criminal fines and restitution to Alaska and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for pipeline leaks and spills at Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay, the nation’s largest oil field. The settlements were made public at U.S. Justice Department news conferences in Washington and Houston. “These agreements are an admission that, in these instances, our operations failed to meet our own standards and the requirements of the law,” Bob Malone, president and chairman of Houston-based BP America, said in a statement. “For that, we apologize.” The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. John Dingell, criticized the amount BP will pay to settle the Texas City charge. “I note with curiosity that when an average citizen commits a felony it usually leads to a prison sentence. Yet, apparently, when a big oil company commits a felony that causes 15 deaths, it pays a criminal penalty equal to less than a day’s corporate profits,” the Michigan Democrat said. BP reported an adjusted net profit of $22 billion in 2006, or about $60 million per day. The new legal developments come amid a wide-ranging overhaul at a company that’s had more than safety and operational difficulties in recent years. Earlier this year, Browne, the man who transformed BP into one of the world’s top energy companies, resigned in disgrace after 12 years at the helm for admitting he lied to a judge when he tried to block a newspaper from printing allegations of wrongdoing made by a former boyfriend. Tony Hayward, who succeeded Browne on May 1, acknowledged earlier this month that BP had lagged peers in the past few years, and he launched a comprehensive restructuring that includes reducing the number of business units and simplifying management by stripping out some layers. Analysts have said the overhaul would have little short-term impact but positive long-term implications. Indeed, earlier this week, BP reported a 29 percent slump in third-quarter profit because of higher maintenance costs and outages at key refineries, but some analysts said the worst of the company’s operations woes may be behind it. Gary Adams, vice chairman of oil and gas for Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, said it makes perfect sense for a global energy company like BP to want to refocus efforts on its core business – finding, producing and refining oil and natural gas. The global energy business is difficult enough these days, Adams said, as access to new reserves becomes increasingly difficult and costs for materials and services continue to rise. BP is not out from under the federal microscope yet. The U.S. government’s investigation of the company and its executives will continue during a three-year probation period, Acting Attorney General Peter Keisler said Thursday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIt was another fantastic weekend at The Cavern Bar in Letterkenny, and we’ve another great line-up for this weekend.Above is a selection of snaps of a number of revellers enjoying themselves in The Cavern this weekend.Tonight, it’s the Karoke Championships and you could be in with a chance of winning FREE flights to STOCKHOLM and the chance of landing €10,000. We’ve got top class entertainment lined up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, and we’ll be showing all the LIVE football action on our HD Plasma TV’s.The Sunday drinks menu has proved popular, and they’ve got more great drink promotions on offer this Sunday.Check out their Facebook page now!   WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE CAVERN BAR was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewspicture specialThe Cavernlast_img read more

Karius’ Liverpool exit questioned, Spurs defender to join Marseille?

first_imgSimon Mignolet has strongly hinted he still wants to leave Liverpool – as he questioned the “bizarre” decision to allow Loris Karius to leave on loan. (Liverpool Echo)Danny Rose is eyeing a move to Marseille. The Tottenham defender, 28, has been linked with Paris Saint-German and Schalke, but both those moves look to be non-starters. (Daily Star)Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez is insistent that his discussions over his future at the club is an issue he is happy to leave until the new year as he looks to guide his side to another impressive Premier League finish. (Goal)Chelsea insisted on Sunday night that Roman Abramovich will resume redevelopment work at Stamford Bridge and rejected reports that their Russian owner is ready to sell the club. (Daily Mail)Manchester United youngster Demetri Mitchell is closing in on a return to Hearts. The 21-year-old played 11 games for the Scottish side during the second half of last season after leaving Old Trafford on loan in January. (ESPN)Harry Maguire expected there to be interest from clubs this summer after taking England to the semi-finals of the World Cup. But he says he respects Leicester’s decision to rebuff all offers for his services, most notably from Manchester United. (Daily Mail) Leicester defender Harry Maguire starred for England at the World Cup Wilfried Zaha is ready to play at the very top and would be welcomed with open arms by Real Madrid, believes Graeme Souness. Zaha had been linked with big-money moves away from Selhurst Park in the summer following an impressive campaign last term, but ignored speculation and remained loyal to his boyhood club by signing a bumper new five-year deal. Souness, however, believes the 25-year-old may have missed a trick and insisted he has the talent to join a huge club. (Daily Mail)David Luiz admits he probably would have left Chelsea if Antonio Conte remained in charge. FULL STORYEden Hazard would have gone to Real Madrid if Zinedine Zidane had stayed as manager of the club. FULL STORYManchester United did not bid to sign Toby Alderweireld or Danny Rose during the summer. FULL STORYTottenham made an enquiry to sign Manchester United pair Anthony Martial and Juan Mata during the summer transfer window. FULL STORY The transfer window in England may be closed but it remains open across Europe and there could yet be more business done involving English and Scottish clubs.Here’s the latest news, rumours and gossip from Monday’s newspapers and online…center_img 2 2last_img read more


first_imgPARTS of Donegal are being pounded once again with massive downpours.In the past hour roads have been flooded again in and around Letterkenny, Ramelton, Milford and Kilmacrennan.Gardai are advising motorists to take “extreme care” on roads across the county today. “Water is lying very quickly after each downpour and this is creating difficulties for motorists,” said a Garda spokesman.Forecasters say the heavy showers will continue throughout the day. NEW FLOOD ALERT AS MASSIVE DOWNPOURS HIT AGAIN was last modified: July 29th, 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:NEW FLOOD ALERT AS MASSIVE DOWNPOURS HIT AGAINlast_img read more