Diego Martínez: “What gives me the most anger is the expulsion, Barça doesn’t need it to win”

first_imgI congratulated my players because we have been very focused. We lacked a bit of precision. We have defended very well and we have bothered Barça-Has it influenced playing with one less?I found it very rigorous. In the same minute Vidal has gone without yellow. It is very hard and annoys me for my players. Barcelona doesn’t even need these grants.Are you going happy despite the defeat?The result must be assumed. The team has played with soul. But what causes me the most anger and hurts is the expulsion. Where has the equipment failed?In attack we have been able to do things better, but it would be very unfair to point them out. Every time a Barça player catches it, everything is extremely difficult.Have you noticed many differences with this Barça de Quique Setién?We expected a club with the ball and pressing up. They make all the walls at the first touch and play very precise. If Barça has its day it is unstoppable.Has Germán been irresponsible with that entry?I have not seen it, but I insist that it hurts me the most is that next week we lose it.In the press conference on Saturday, he commented that they were going to Camp Nou to do things they didn’t want, what did he mean?I didn’t want to be so much without the ball, but Barça forces you to always be in a low block. What rating do you make of the match?last_img read more

The eleven essentials in the calls of Vicente Moreno

first_imgGoalkeeper Reina has played 26 of the 27 games to date and only one was a substitute for Fabricio. The central Valjent is the only player in the squad to have played every league minute. The midfielder Febas He has been a starter on 18 occasions while in the rest of the games he has occupied a place on the bench, going out to play in most cases, since only in three games he was left without going out. Another fixed midfielder in the coach’s plans is the Galician Dani Rodríguez, undisputed starter in 26 games and on a substitute occasion. Six footballers from Real Mallorca have been present in all 27 league calls without fail. Reina, Dani Rodríguez, Febas, Valjent, Pozo and Cucho Hernández (the last two since joining) do not fail on the Valencia coach’s call-up lists. In addition, there are five other players who have only been absent due to injury or penalty. None of the eleven has missed any appointment for technical or tactical reasons. Apart from these four fixes, two other footballers have always been in the squad since their arrival. One is the Cucho Hernández. The Colombian striker was loaned to Mallorca last summer but in the midst of recovering from surgery. Since discharge, he has been on all charts for 12 games.The last case is from Alejandro Pozo, reinforcement of the winter marketHe and that since his arrival on the island entered the call in the 8 games he has had.Other players fixed on the schemes of the Majorcan coach are Save Seville with three absences for injury or penalty, Slime that a call for sanction was lost, Kubo that upon arrival did not enter the first two lists, Budimir with two fouls for sanction and injury, and finally Junior Lake, also absent due to injury on two occasions.You could say that these are the 11 essentials of Vicente Moreno.last_img read more

Sojourner Truth provides Beckford with first winner

first_imgONeil Beckford, one of 17 apprentice riders who graduated from the Jockeys’ School in September of last year, rode his first winner when 4-1 chance SOJOURNER TRUTH romped the eighth race for $180,000 conditional claimers over the straight five course at Caymanas Park yesterday. A past student of Tacius Golding High in St Catherine, Beckford, 26, could not hide his glee when he passed the post first aboard his 58th ride, standing tall in the saddle with his whip hand raised high in celebration. Having secured three rides on the 10-race programme, Beckford said that he was looking forward to his first winner in SOJOURNER TRUTH, especially when it was learnt that the hot ante-post favourite, BARS OF GOLD, was a late non-starter. “She had shown improved form in her last two races, and with Bars of Gold out, I knew this was a golden opportunity for me to finally win a race. SOJOURNERTRUTH usually runs her best races over the straight when fully fit, and she delivered today by three lengths,” he explained. SOJOURNER TRUTH is owned by All-Stars Pro and trained by Paul Hylton. The 8-y-o bay mare by Skipping out of Augus Mawnin was winning her first race in well over a year. Beckford, who is apprenticed to veteran trainer Vin Edwards, thus became the 12th graduate from the last batch to ride a winner. Looking ahead, the young rider said he would work even harder to maintain his weight (51.0kg) and establish himself as a go to claiming apprentice. Meanwhile, BRAVE PROSPECT, running as the 2-1 second favourite, ran on strongly to beat long-time leader and 3-2 favourite FRANKENSTORM by three lengths in the Millard Ziadie Memorial Cup feature over 1100 metres. The 4-y-o colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 1999 derby winner Good Prospect, was ridden by Kerry-Gayle Robinson for in-form trainer Neive Graham and leading owner O’Shaun Connection. Eleven ran. – O.C.last_img read more

Banario falls to Khan, Edward Kelly gets DQ win over Lee

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 The loss snapped Banario’s five-fight winning streak dating back to April of 2016.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SuperFly 3: All-Filipino fight between Nietes, Palicte ends in split draw Lee (9-3) performed an illegal spike with Kelly (11-5) landing on his head.The move prompted referee Olivier Coste to penalize Lee with a red card after Kelly was unable to continue for the remainder of the fight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Honorio Banario didn’t have the same fate as his teammate after he lost to Amir Khan via submission.Khan (11-3) got hold of Banario (13-7) and put the former ONE featherweight champion in a rear-naked choke earning the submission win 4:34 into first round.center_img View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal FILE – Edward Kelly. Photo from ONE ChampionshipTeam Lakay settled for a split against Singapore’s Evolve MMA in ONE Championship’s Beyond the Horizon card Saturday at Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China.Edward Kelly managed to get the win against Christian Lee in their featherweight bout after the Singaporean was called for an illegal suplex 2:19 into the fight.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

Too many youths committing crimes – Ramjattan

first_img…says system for Juvenile Justice Bill still a work in progressPublic Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan is of the view that too many juveniles are beginning delinquent careers at a young age, before continuing to offend as they grow older. And their activities may start from the time that some adults enable them to consume alcohol.A section of the gathering on Monday at the Marriott Hotel, GeorgetownRamjattan was a keynote speaker at a sensitisation workshop for the Juvenile Justice Bill at the Marriott Hotel on Monday. He then related the observation he made when visiting the prison that many of the inmates started out as juvenile offenders.“When we go into the prisons, we see that a lot of the prisoners were people who committed crimes early,” Ramjattan noted. “And they continued into adulthood. So if we start nipping it in the bud, prevention is obviously going to be a cure for adulthood. That’s why we want to start it, too many continue offending into their adult lives.“Because of that, they damage their own lives. They cause destruction, harm, and distress. So, we want to see this Act reflecting that modern philosophy of juvenile justice and strengthening the justice system to ensure they do not go to jail. I don’t want our young people to constitute a jailhouse nation,” he said, noting the need to reduce crime through smart measures.But when it comes to implementing the Juvenile Justice Bill, the Minister revealed that the Government was yet to appoint a director of the Juvenile Justice Committee or acquire facilities for remanded juveniles. In addition, he confirmed that the commencement order has not been issued for the Bill.“We still have not appointed a director of the Juvenile Justice Committee board. We haven’t as yet gotten temporary facilities for the children who have been remanded, where they will go, rather than the state of things now. We would prefer them in better facilities, more accommodating.“As you know, this is an extraordinarily important Act that has come into being earlier this year. I had promised that we would have the commencement order done. It still hasn’t been done. It’s before the chambers of the Attorney General and they’re working on it. We have to put things in place before we can have the completion.”The Juvenile Justice Bill was passed in the National Assembly earlier this year. It would repeal the 1931 Juvenile Offenders Act and the Training Schools Act, abolishing offences like truancy and wandering.The draft bill was conceived in 2004 under the former Administration, with the support and input of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). In fact, UNICEF representative Sylvie Fouet was one of several stakeholders present at the workshop.She noted the important role that the media plays in disseminating information and sensitising the public on juvenile justice. In her address to the gathering, Guyana Press Association President Nazima Raghubir also called on the media to be responsible when reporting on matters involving juveniles.RehabilitationIt has been touted that the Bill will provide timely intervention that reinforce the link between the offending behaviour and its consequences; inform and involve parents of juveniles in measures or proceedings, and ensure that victims are provided with information about the proceedings and are given an opportunity to participate and be heard and, wherever possible, contribute to the rehabilitation and reintegration of the juveniles.Moreover, in accordance with the Act, the application of measures taken against juveniles who commit offences will reinforce respect for societal values; ensure fair and proportionate accountability; encourage the repair of harm done to victims and the community; and where appropriate, involve the parents, the extended family, the community and social or other agencies in the juvenile’s rehabilitation, education and reintegration.Depending on the nature of the offence, the Juvenile Justice Bill 2018 provides “Diversions”, which are considered to “often [be] the most appropriate and effective way to address juvenile crime allowing “for effective and timely interventions focused on correcting offending behaviour.Diversion measures, according to the Bill, shall not be exploitative, harmful or hazardous to the physical or mental health of the juvenile, shall be appropriate to the age and maturity of the juvenile, and shall not interfere with the education of the juvenile.Some of the examples of “diversion measures” provided by the Bill include “an oral or written apology to a specified person or institution”, “placement by the court under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Probation Officer” or “referral by the court to counselling or therapy for a specified period”.last_img read more

M&CC takes composting to schools

first_imgOver the next three weeks, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will be engaging 26 primary schools across the municipality through a new project to teach children how to compost in a bid to better manage waste.Solid Waste Director Walter Narine engaging the pupils of Smith’s Memorial PrimaryOn Wednesday, Guyana Times visited the Smith’s Memorial Primary School, which was one of the first institutions to benefit from this initiative. Solid Waste Director, Walter Narine, who engaged the pupils on composting told this publication that one of the factors which triggered the project is the fact that 50 per cent of waste that ends up at the landfill is organic.He explained that composting can be defined as the breakdown of organic waste into fertiliser, which can be used to stimulate healthy growth of plants. He also hinted to the importance of composting as he pointed out that it helps to reduce greenhouse gases produced by humans.Greenhouse gases are harmful to the protective layer of the earth, called the ozone layer. They are produced from vehicle exhausts among others.Narine told <<<>>> that the said organic waste which ends up in the landfill sites tend to decompose overtime after being buried which then produces methane gas and leachate which are harmful and can pollute the water that we drink among other things.In this regard, he said the project is geared towards educating the children who will then hopefully spread the message to their parents and friends to compost.“Over the next year I anticipate that there will be a change or a reduction of organic waste in the landfill,” he shared.On Wednesday, the Communities Ministry handed over two bins to each of the three schools visited. One will be used to store organic waste such as fruit skins and even left over rice along with others. The other bin will store garbage that is useless to be thrown away.Narine said the intent is to have the children use the organic waste in kitchen gardens at the schools which can help them to even become entrepreneurs one day. “Not only will they learn the technique of composting but entrepreneurship because the cash crops that they produce at school, they can sell it to benefit their school so they will learn business,” he reasoned.The next move according to him is to get into communities and teach persons how to compost their waste as it will in turn also cut the collection costs.He noted, “It will be beneficial to the municipality because it will reduce the frequency of collection because you don’t want your waste to be collected once a week (because) it starts to give off odor, it attracts rodents, dogs and stuff like that but if you take the organic component out of that waste we can collect twice a week and save costs because that would only be plastic and paper”.The Solid Waste Director informed that he had been trying to initiate this project for about three years now and is excited to finally see it kick off.The initiative is a collaborative effort between the M&CC along with the Ministries of Communities and Education.Head Teacher of the school, Iyodele Hamilton, also said she was happy that the kids are being taught to manage their refuse. She said, “It’s a very good initiative because it’s going to help us with waste management at our school. Indeed we have a problem with waste. While this initiative may not be well-known to persons, its one way of disposal but children are now going to be familiar with this new initiative”.Hamilton added that the school is excited about starting their kitchen garden. In fact, an area for the farming has already been identified.The Georgetown municipality has been grappling over the years to properly manage waste.LandfillThe Communities Ministry recently expended some $253 million to upgrade the Haags Bosch landfill site at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, and legislation is soon to be enacted to benefit its commercial stakeholders.Last October, Site Supervisor for the Communities Ministry, Lloyd Stanton explained that the solid waste management strategy is currently at the last stages of being finalised. This will lead to the process of legislation being enacted, after which the Haags Bosch landfill site would be ready to welcome commercial stakeholders.The contract, which was awarded in April 2018, initiated from steps to rehabilitate the dumpsite after a fire had erupted there back in 2015. The landfill was commissioned in 2011 to replace a similar setup at Mandela, Georgetown, which used to pollute areas of the city that are contiguous to the dumpsite. The Haags Bosch landfill site has since served as the main disposal site for solid waste.The new Bartica landfill at 14 Miles in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) should also be operational by next year, providing waste management services on a larger scale than the Byderabo site.This is according to Bartica Mayor Gifford Marshall. The Communities Ministry had provided funds back in 2017 for a landfill site to be developed at Bartica. An area at 14 Miles was selected and the Mayor is certain that it will be completed by 2020. For now, there is a site which is operated by private contractors and the Council is monitoring the situation so that activities are carried out in an environmentally friendly manner.At present, there is no facility to dispose liquid waste, which will add one more function to the new 14 Miles landfill operation once completed.last_img read more

Arsenal ARE interested in Villarreal star but deal hinges on work permit

first_imgArsenal ARE interested in signing Villarreal centre-back Gabriel Paulista – but the deal is more complicated than first thought.The Gunners, who signed Legia Warsaw’s Krystian Bielik on Wednesday, are likely to have to overcome a work permit hearing before the uncapped Brazilian would be allowed to play in England.It’s understood the north London club are interested in brokering a deal, but negotiations are at a very early stage.Villarreal want to see the 20million euros (£15.25m) release clause activated, with manager Marcelino admitting earlier this week that might prove “impossible to turn down”. Arsenal, though, are said to be offering in the region of £10m, which would be following add-ons to an initial down payment.Speaking on the El Larguero show on Spanish radio network Cadena SER, Marcelino said: “I hadn’t considered selling Gabriel, it’s bad news from a sporting point of view. If both Gabriel and the club believe that his sale to Arsenal is the best for all parties, we will accept.”While terms could be swiftly wrapped up, clearing government red tape at the Home Office could potentially scupper any proposed transfer.As Gabriel is not a European Union citizen and has yet to establish himself as a senior Brazil international, he would not meet the automatic work permit criteria.Arsenal, therefore, would need to convince a Football Association hearing, which is run on behalf of the Home Office, that the player was an “exceptional talent” and so should be granted permission to work in the United Kingdom. That recommendation is then passed onto the government department for a final ruling.There are no guarantees such a procedure would have a positive outcome. Gabriel Paulista in action for Villarreal 1last_img read more

Starlets to get a chance? Arsenal team news v Sheffield Wednesday: line up for League Cup clash

first_img 15. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (midfield) 45. Alex Iwobi (forward) Arsenal are riding high at the moment after beating Bayern Munich and going level on points with Premier League leaders Manchester City.Fans are excited and the players are confident but now the Gunners must negotiate a tricky League Cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday.Arsene Wenger will be keen to rotate and rest his squad with clashes against Swansea, Bayern Munich and Tottenham coming up, but risks his side taking their foot off the pedal.Per Mertesacker is back from injury but may not be risked, while Petr Cech will play again as David Ospina has a shoulder problem.Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Danny Welbeck and Tomas Rosicky all remain out.So who will make the starting XI? Take a look at our predicted line up by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 11 11 11 11 11 14. Theo Walcott (forward) 11 37. Krystian Bielik (midfield) 5. Gabriel (centre-back) 2. Mathieu Debuchy (right-back) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! Agree with our prediction? Let us know by leaving a comment below 11 28. Joel Campbell (forward) 11 20. Mathieu Flamini (midfield) 11 33. Petr Cech (goalkeeper) 3. Kieran Gibbs (left-back) 11 21. Calum Chambers (centre-back) 11last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Yannick Bolasie signs five-year contract at Everton

first_img1 After weeks of speculation, Yannick Bolasie has finally joined Everton Everton have completed the signing of Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace.The 27-year-old winger has signed a five-year deal with the Merseysiders after a £25m fee was agreed with Palace.Bolasie is the fourth signing made by Everton boss Ronald Koeman this summer, following deals for Maarten Stekelenburg, Idrissa Gueye and Ashley Williams.“I’m looking forward to putting on the Everton shirt,” Bolasie said.“This is a big club and I know all about it from having played against them over the years.“For me, it was a no-brainer to come here. But now that I’ve come to Everton, the job is not done. I’ve got to work hard and feel my way in. I’m ready and up for the challenge.“It’s not about the money for me. It’s about looking at the ambition of the club and where they are trying to get to. I just like to play football.“I just like to play football and it’s going to be really interesting to learn from someone like Ronald Koeman, who was obviously a top centre-back as a player and he played with some of the best players in the world.“The club has made good signings, players like Ashley Williams who I know well – and I know that I’ve joined a club that not only has lots of quality players but one that produces lots of quality players, like Ross Barkley, as well.“This season is going to be very interesting and I’m looking forward to being part of it here at Everton.”Bolasie made 143 appearances for Palace, scoring 13 goals, in a four-year spell at Selhurst Park.His last outing for the Eagles came as a substitute in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to West Brom on the opening day of the new Premier League season.Koeman said of his new signing: “Yannick is a player who has been a long time on my radar because he’s the type of winger I like – fast, strong and he can play different positions in the forward line. He’s a really good signing for the club.“At 27, he’s a good age and he has experience in the Premier League. He will give strength to the team and I’m very pleased to have Yannick as part of what we are trying to build here at Everton.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Race is a 250km unsupported endurance event across the rugged landscape of North West Donegal.To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. It is aimed at providing the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance.Are you up for the challenge??Click on the video above for a small teaser of what’s in store for competitors.DDTV: 25OKM ULTIMATE 24 HOUR ENDURANCE TEST ‘THE RACE’ COMES TO DONEGAL was last modified: July 23rd, 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:DDTVnewsSportthe racelast_img read more