Llorente is clear about his best goal: “He didn’t have many to choose from …”

first_imgNominated by Dani Suárez, his teammate in Castilla at 14-15 and today in Cyprus, the rojiblanco accepted the challenge and barely hesitated. “I didn’t have many to choose from …”, he confessed between laughs and next to the video of both, a move that he started stealing the ball in Atleti’s area and, after a gallop towards Adrián, he received from Morata up front, turned to the right and fired a shot close to the post. The middle center is fashionable in Atlético for something that he himself He recognizes that it is not his specialty: scoring goals. In Liverpool he made two and they served to put his team into quarters. And of course, Llorente had an easy time choosing a goal: 2-2 at Anfield, the second of his own.. The goal chosen by Marcos Llorente: 2-2 at Liverpool-Atlético.@marcosllorente The quarantine period is causing the challenges and ways of entertaining to multiply in the networks. The most recurrent has been that of tapping with toilet paper and one of the most original has been Giménez’s, shaving his head to zero. Among the footballers there is another, the #goalchallenge, to choose own goals. And to him Marcos Llorente, the hero of Anfield, has joined to contribute his own … Indeed, Llorente did not have much to choose from. He scored two goals for Liverpool and this season he has had three, since before he saw a door at Mestalla. He has already equaled his record of 15-16, when he scored three goals with Castilla. Last year he achieved two with Madrid (Cup and Club World Cup). That is to say, I had to choose between eight in the official game. However, even if there were many more, it was difficult for them to gain in relevance to those of the past week …last_img read more

Arrest Warrant Issued in Case of Murdered Belgian

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Failure of four of the 17 accused of murdering, Michel Bruno, a citizen of Belgium, to appear before Criminal Court ‘A,’ on Monday, March 31, prompted Judge Yussif D. Kaba to issue an arrest warrant against them.Judge Kaba also ordered a prominent citizen of Grand Bassa County, Rev. Dr. Aba Karngar to appear before it on Monday, April 7, while another defendant, Luther Glader, was absent during the hearing. Rev. Karngar filed a US$489,000 property bond that released 12 of the 17 accused, including Glader, from prison to await trial.When the defendants appeared at the Court on Monday, defendant Glader was not anywhere to be found in the dock. Judge Kaba’s action followed immediately after prosecution prayed the court to suspend further hearing into the matter and ordered the arrest of Musa Dubai, Stephen Badaygar, Prince Tarwo and Alex Peterson, who were also not in court on Monday. However, the defense team argued that the four men were not included in the indictment that brought the defendants under the jurisdiction of the court.They further argued that the action of prosecution was merely intended to delay the trial, praying the court to deny said request.In the court ruling Judge Kaba declared that “even though the four accused names were not mentioned on the indictment, it does not mean that they were not among the other defendants.They were also served a writ of arrest which brought them under the jurisdiction of the court. The writ is clear evidence that they were part of those indicted by prosecution,” he explained.“Besides,” Judge Kaba continued, “they were not covered by the US$489,000 property bond filed on their behalf by a prominent citizen of Grand Bassa County, Rev. Dr. Aba Karngar, for their day to day appearance pending the completion of the trial.Since they were not part of the other defendants covered by the bail bond,” he instructed, “the court clerk is hereby ordered to issue a writ to have them arrested and brought before court to show cause, if any, why they should not be held in contempt pending final determination of murder charges levied against them.”He continued, “the clerk of court is ordered to issue a citation address to the surety (a promise by one party to assume responsibility for the debt obligation of a borrower if that borrower defaults) of Abba Karngar on the bond filed for the matter to appear before the court next Monday, April 7, to show while another defendant is covered under his bail for failure to appear at the court in respect of the nature of the matter.”At Monday’s hearing the prosecution and defense teams concluded the examination and selection of the six member jury that would assist Judge Kaba to determine the matter.   last_img read more

Nimba Lawmaker Blames Finance Ministry for Underdevelopment

first_imgNimba County District #1 Representative, Prince Tokpah, says development in his county is dormant because the Ministry of Finance has failed to disburse county and social development funds belonging to Nimba.Recently speaking at a program marking the ground breaking of four projects in Nimba under the “Legislative Support Project,” Representative Tokpah stressed that over time members of the county’s Legislative Caucus have engaged the Ministry of Finance, urging it to see reason and release the funds for development projects; but all efforts to date have proven futile.He said Nimba County receives US$1.5 million every year from Arcelor Mittal as part of its social development fund. The county development fund that every county receives is a separate fund. According to the representative, Nimba has over US$4 million that the Ministry of Finance is failing to release; this, he alleged, is causing citizens to blame the legislators for failing them.“Delays on the part of the Ministry of Finance to release our social and county development funds are causing our people to blame us.  Not that we are not doing anything to protect their interest, but the Ministry of Finance has failed to release the money allowing us to do so; and because you are not aware of how government works, you blame us.  If our money is not released, we will organize ourselves and approach the issue so that concerns will be raised,” Representative Tokpah explained.The Nimba lawmaker said the withholding of the county’s funds is deliberate as far as caucus members are concerned. He vowed not to relent, and to use every means possible to get to the Finance Minister.In addition to the county development funds, Representative Tokpah also said the Government of Liberia contracted yellow machines belonging to Nimba County to grate damaged roads in 2012 with the consensus that it (government) would pay the difference to the county since the machines were meant for farm-to-market roads.According to the representative, since 2012 government has not attempted to pay the money it owes the county.In separate remarks, Ganta City Mayor Dorr Cooper, rhetorically stated that it would be better if government prepares a billboard with the inscription that the Executive Mansion is renovated by Nimba rather than fail to fulfill the promise made since 2012.He said Nimba should not be the only county the Government of Liberia owes every year; therefore, what it owes must be made available to enhance development in their respective districts.When the Ministry of Finance was contacted on April 21, Deputy Minister for Administration, Jordan Slunteh, said the Ministry of Finance disbursed US$1.2 million to Nimba on September 6, 2013.Minister Slunteh said the Ministry has not disbursed the rest of the money on the grounds that procedures leading to the disbursement need to be followed, and therefore they cannot be disbursed when those conditions set have not yet been met.County caucuses in recent years have come under fire for the mismanagement of County Development Funds. Most notable was the 2013 “You eat, I eat” recording in which Montserrado County Representative Edward Forh was heard trying to convince Superintendant Grace Kpaan to embezzle funds meant for the development of the county.Representative Forh is still in office. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf accepted Superintendent Kpaan’s resignation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberian Poet Makes ‘the Cut’ on Global Stage

first_imgIvan Brooks -Ivan Brooks’ Poem, ‘Cowardice’, RecognizedLack of recognition and encouragement did not deter, or has never been a stumbling block for veteran Liberian poet Ivan Brooks, who continue to follow his dream and doing what he loves best—writing to educate and entertain. Brooks is an enthusiastic and passionate lover of the pen, a characteristic that dates as far back as childhood. But, despite his long years of writing, his works have never received due recognition; that is, until of late, when his masterpiece, ‘Cowardice,’ struck a cord, and made it on the global stage.Out of several thousand works submitted by great poets from around the globe, Brooks’ ‘Cowardice’ was one of the selected few for publication in the ”United We Stand – Poets Against Terrorism” E-BOOK PROJECT. This project is “A Tribute To All Victims Of Terrorism” by Dr Fabio Frocini and Poets Unite Worldwide. This masterpiece is now on AMAZON.“I made the cut y’all! And I’m glad I did,” Brooks, who is currently based in Norway, told the Daily Observer in an interview yesterday. He is one person who strongly believes that the art of writing is a gift of nature that came to him naturally, although he did not allow this natural gift to dictate its own course, for which he disciplined himself through hard work, dedication and perseverance. While he is yet to be recognized locally, even with signs of encouragement by publishing his many works, he has always been focused to do what inspires him. Brooks is downhearted that his works have never been appreciated back home.Brooks also has many of his works published on many platforms but “as a cliché, we all know LIB people are not supportive of each other in many aspects. This is not about me, it’s generally about our artists and talented brothers and sisters who need our collective support. I’ve been doing this for as long as I can remember.” Brooks also has a page with many of his works. “It is here that my talent was showcased, thus gaining the respect of the poemhunter.com,” he added.In response to a question on recognition or prizes for the selected works, Brooks responded yes/no, and added: “Remember that terrorism is not formulated for a specific people or region. We are all sitting ducks whose lives can be transformed at anytime by these heartless people, in the most unthinkable way ever! The sheer satisfaction of having your work chosen by the editorial committee from the thousands who submitted some of the most beautiful poetic works that I’ve ever seen is for me more than money or trophy. Why? You see that this is beginning a period or process of transformation for my craft.”Brooks got initially recognized when he wrote “a poem of the day” piece titled “My Dues are paid.”  Written on May 18, 2017, it was from this work that he got the invitation to partake in the project. “I made ‘poem of the day’ in May and that work was the reason I got recognized and invited to this project,” he told the Daily Observer.“This poem on poemhunter.com made ‘poem of the day’; that’s how I was called to this project…a very significant step in my life as a striving poet. I was unaware until people started sending me congratulatory messages,” he added. Brooks is a proud man who, though he did what many are referencing as a masterpiece, was lucky to have been selected from among thousands of poems and several thousand poets.“I may not have gone to the Olympics to win a medal for my country, but all I know is that I put my country on the map, too,” he said.As a little known poet whose work was selected (the only Liberian) to be used in the global fight against terrorism, Brooks considers himself a “poet, a griot, a bank of knowledge and wordsmith who bends letters. I’m a sagest, man of wisdom.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

Inter-School Athletics Championship Set for Today

first_imgFlashback: Assistant Sports Minister James Toe giving trophies to 2018 Inter School Athletics WinnersA two-day Inter-School Athletics Championship, which will bring at least 25 junior and senior high schools, is expected to begin today — Thursday, March 21 — at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm each day.The final day’s events (Friday, March 22) will climax the ceremony that will award the winners. Assistant Sports Minister James Toe, the President of the Liberia Athletics Federation Mulbah Zaza and others are expected to give the trophies and certificates.This year’s championship will be the 13th Inter-School Athletics and 20 athletes, (both boys and girls), are expected to represent their respective schools.The 2018 Inter-School Athletics Championship winners Brighter Future, Body of Christ and Growing Seeds are expected to be among junior and high schools from Montserrado County to participate in the championship.New entries Ganta United Methodist School from Nimba County’s athletes are already in Monrovia and in high spirit for the championship while Shalom International from Margibi County’s athletes were expected to arrive yesterday evening in Monrovia.Coach Samuel C. Cooper of the Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) told the Daily Observer that this year’s championship will comprise of two categories, Youth (9 – 14 years); and Junior (15 – 20 years).The athletes will participate in 10 events, namely: 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m, 1500m, 4x100m, 4x400m, Long Jump, High Jump, and Shot Put.“The championship is to promote athletics in junior and senior high schools, and to also select potential players that can be developed to represent the nation abroad,” Coach Cooper noted.Brighter Future Foundation won the 12th Inter-School Track & Field Champions with 6 gold medals in 2018.Body of Christ School emerged 2nd with 5 gold medals. Both Schools accumulated 39 points. Growing Seed School System grabbed the 3rd place with 20 points. Two times’ winners Jimmy Jolocon settled at the fourth place with 18 points but failed to grab a trophy.In 2016 Jimmy Jolocon High School won the Inter-School Athletics Championship and retained the championship on Friday, May 5, 2017. The male and female teams of the Cobra Kingdom of the Jimmy Jolocon High School earned a total of 72 points, nine gold medals, seven silver medals, and six bronze medals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man nabbed with shotgun in Mahaicony

first_imgPolice have arrested a 37-year-old man, who was found with a shotgun on Monday night in Wash Clothes, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD).According to Police, the man was discovered with the 12-gauge single barrel shotgun in a wooden boat by an Anti-Crime Unit which was on patrol.As such, he was taken into Police custody and is assisting with investigations.Last month, two males were arrested in the Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), after they were found with a shotgun and two cartridges.Based on reports received, Police ranks acting on information went to a popular shop at Melongy Landing, Cuyuni River, where they conducted a search.It was during the search that the shotgun and ammunition were found.That gun find came days after Police in G Division found two shotgun locks, four shotgun chokes, one shotgun pistol grip, one mini mag light, one shotgun choke spanner, and a number of shotgun pellets buried at a farm at Adventure, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). Two pairs of socks, two handguards and two knee guards were also found at the location.The shotgun that was found by Policelast_img read more

Man who assaulted wife allegedly beaten to death

first_imgTwo men were apprehended in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) for their alleged involvement in the beating to death of a 32-year-old fruit vendor at Tuschen Squatting Area, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Based on information received, the now dead man, Sherwin Shafeek, called “Coolie Boy” formerly of Springlands, Corriverton, Berbice, was at the home he shared with his common-law wife when an argument broke out between them.Moments prior to the argument, the couple was seen at a birthday party in close proximity to their home. However, Guyana Times understands that the man had accused the woman of being unfaithful to him.Nevertheless, the argument escalated into a scuffle during which the woman started to scream. The two suspects reportedly heard the commotion and informed others after which they went to inquire.According to Divisional Commander Edmond Cooper, the two men rushed in the house and started to hit the now dead man about his body and head with a piece of wood. He reportedly fell to the ground with blood oozing from his mouth and nostrils.However, the woman took the injured husband to the Leonora Cottage Hospital on Saturday morning where he later succumbed to the injuries.The woman told investigators that after the incident on Friday evening, she did not have money to pay for a taxi to take her injured husband to seek medical attention. The Commander told Guyana Times that the man’s body was swollen with several marks of violence.His body was taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem. Meanwhile, the two men who carried out the brutal attack were apprehended in Bartica and are being transported to Georgetown for interrogation.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

City unveils recreation programs

first_imgThe recreation department of the City of Fort St. John has a number of programs planned that are either currently taking place, or will be taking place in the not to distant future. Programs include public skating, drop-in hockey, and yoga just to name a few.There’s also options for private skating lessons. Lessons are open to anyone whether you’re new to skating or wanting to brush up on skills. Appointments can be scheduled with a recreation programmer and are open to all ages and skill levels. A cost for the lessons is not specified.Saturday shinny will be taking place at the Pomeroy Sport Centre from September 19-March 2016. Sessions will be held from 7:30-8:30 p.m and will be broken up based on what Saturday of the month it is.- Advertisement -Boots to blades is a program catered towards getting toddlers and young children comfortable on the ice. Events will be held on Wednesdays from September 16-October 21 from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. The cost is $45 through six weeks.Yoga sessions will be held November 16-December 16 at the North Peace Leisure Pool meeting room. Classes will be held from 12:10 p.m. until 12:50 p.m. Space is limited. Registration will cost $46.90 plus tax for ten sessions.More details on current and future events can be found on the links provided. The recreation department encourages those interested to follow the City on Facebook as event/schedule changes are first posted there.Advertisementlast_img read more

Dwight Gayle signs new Crystal Palace contract until 2019

first_img Dwight Gayle has barely featured for the Eagles this season Dwight Gayle has signed a new Crystal Palace contract to remain at the club until 2019, according to Alan Pardew.The 25-year-old striker has been heavily linked with moves to Swansea, Bristol City and Norwich during the past two transfer windows, given his lack of first-team action.Negotiations surrounding the forward’s deal, which expires in 2017, had been ongoing since November, and now a two-year extension has been agreed.It follows recent long-term commitments to the club by Scott Dann, Joel Ward, James McArthur, Jason Puncheon, Yannick Bolasie and Pape Souare.And manager Pardew expects to follow suit once the club have secured their Premier League status.“I believe [Gayle’s] contract is agreed,” said Pardew. “If it’s signed, I’m not 100 per cent sure.“He’s a player that scores goals and we’ve missed him for long periods this season.”Palace can reach the 40-point mark – typically considered enough to avoid relegation – with victory when they host Everton on Wednesday.And Pardew said: “There’s no way I’m going to sign a new contract if we’re in danger of relegation, so I have to wait until mathematically we’re safe and then hopefully sign a new contract here.“Of course I want to stay here. It was just a gentleman’s agreement on my part.”Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of Norwich earned Palace’s first league victory since December 19 and lifted much of the pressure that had been building on them.And Pardew has been boosted by the return of a number of previously absent key players ahead of their meeting with the Toffees.“Adebayor is now fit, so he’s gone into the squad,” said the Eagles boss.“McArthur is very close, he is training with us now. We’re hoping he could feature in the Manchester United game, which would be a huge bonus before the semi-final [of the FA Cup against Watford on April 24]. We’ve really missed him.“[Connor] Wickham was obviously involved [against Norwich] and he will be this game, whether he starts or not we’ll have to wait and see.”Asked if victory over Everton would secure survival, Pardew said: “Yeah, pretty much. It would be very difficult for other teams to catch you at that level.”But he added: “Twelfth is a lot different to 16th, perception-wise, and we want to hunt down as many points as we can.” 1last_img read more


first_imgThe Ramelton Audio Heritage Tour will be launched by Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Mayor of County Donegal in the Old Meeting House, Back Lane, Ramelton on Thursday, September 5 at 2 p.m.The Ramelton Audio Heritage Tour is a free walking guide produced by Mary Phelan of Sound Woman Productions.The script of the audio heritage tour is based on the booklet ‘Ramelton – an illustrated guide to the town’ by local historian Mary Haggan and is narrated by Mary Phelan and Declan Gibbons. It is available free-of-charge in mp3 format along with an accompanying brochure that outlines the heritage tour route. At the launch, there will be a draw for two free mp3 players followed by a short walk along part of the tour route.The audio guide takes you on a fascinating journey through this unique Georgian town’s history and built heritage. Ramelton is one of five towns in County Donegal recognised as a heritage town by Donegal County Council and Fáilte Ireland.As part of the tour, you can visit the seventeenth-century Tullyaughnish Church, moving towards the Presbyterian Meetinghouse which is one of the earliest Presbyterian churches in Ireland, past the iconic warehouses along the quay, as well as the striking shopfronts along Gamble’s Square, across the sturdy three-arch Ramelton bridge and finally onto Green Lane which is the former centre of the linen industry in the town.Other historical highlights on this self-guided tour will include the site of the original castle built by the O’Donnells in the fifteenth century, the captivating town hall, and the imposing Georgian townhouses along The Mall. To further enhance your experience, the audio tour includes extracts from Ceól a’Ghleanna – The Music of the Glen by Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. “The Ramelton Audio Heritage Tour is an innovative idea. Through modern technology, people – both locals and those visiting the area – have access to the rich cultural heritage of Ramelton, be it in the comfort of their own home or on the street beside these heritage sites” explained Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.“Ramelton’s built heritage is representative of Ireland’s social, cultural, economic and industrial development and this audio heritage tour will help to raise awareness of the heritage and history right on our doorstep. It will greatly enrich visitors’ experiences as they navigate through the town.”The Ramelton Audio Heritage Tour and the accompanying bi-lingual brochure were made available with the support of The Heritage Council of Ireland and the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council under the County Donegal Heritage Plan.The audio tour can be downloaded free-of-charge as an mp3 file and is compatible with software such as Windows Media Player, iTunes and Winamp. You can download the tour and listen to it using a mobile phone, iPod or mp3 player. The audio file can be downloaded from the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council website at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage A WORD IN YOUR EAR ABOUT RAMELTON’S UNIQUE AUDIO TOUR! was last modified: August 30th, 2013 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:Ramelton Audio Heritage Tourlast_img read more