first_imgVery different is the step of Jose Ma by the club of Almendralejo. He arrived at the team last summer, coming from Nautical, Y has not managed to add a single minute so far this season. His only appearance of azulgrana, beyond the preseason meetings in which he intervened, was very recently in the Copa del Rey tie in Portugalete.Perone, on loan to HerculesThe other proper name of the day in the Estremadura It’s of Bruno Perone. The central, ceded by the Extremadura to Nautical at the beginning of this season, he has finished his assignment period at the Catalan club and leaves, also ceded by the club of Almendralejo, to the Hercules The rest of the season. Carlos Valverde Y Jose Ma they are officially the first exits of the Extremadura UD in this winter market. The club has just officially announced the exits of both players, exits necessary to lighten chips that allow the incorporation of new players. Significant is the march of the Andalusian, an unquestionable piece in the season of promotion to professional football.Valverde leaves the Extremadura team after intervening in seven games this season. In the previous one, a serious injury separated him seven months from the team after being fundamental in the first lineups of Juan Sabas during the first days of LaLiga 1,2,3. Before, in Segunda B, Utrera played 39 games, between the regular league and the promotion phase, and scored five goals, leaving very good feelings among the Barca fans.last_img read more


first_imgSpeaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland has again come under fire by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/Civic), for his seemingly ‘beck-and-call’ posture to the David Granger-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration.The criticism now facing the House Speaker stemmed from his refusal to allow the parliamentary Opposition the opportunity to seek answers on the list of prisoners so far pardoned and those set to be pardoned by President David Granger.The Party has again called on the coalition Government to be accountable to the Guyanese populace and release the names of prisoners who were pardoned.The call was made again by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday, who said Government was mandated to let the country know the names of persons being released from prison.A similar call was made by former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall, but his was for the names of those women who the President said would soon be released from prison.Jagdeo, addressing a news conference on Wednesday, said his Party, through the National Assembly, has been trying to get the list of names for those persons who were released by President Granger last year. This has not been forthcoming.Some 71 persons, male and female, are said to have been released by the President, since he took office.Jagdeo said while the Head of State has the power to make such decisions, it is still the right of the public to be in the know.“Not that we are questioning his authority to pardon, but the country has a right to know,” Jagdeo stated.He said the matter was being treated like a “state secret”, defying the Freedom of Information Act.“First of all, we raised this question, hoping that public pressure would cause the President [to] … direct his staff to do so. We tried almost eight months raising questions at press conferences; (however), it failed”.He said the Party then sought to use the Freedom of Information Act for the Commissioner of Information to release this data. However, this was unsuccessful, and a recent attempt to get the information from the Ministry of the Presidency was also futile.“We recently placed a question in Parliament, requesting this information. Now Parliament is supposed to be the supreme body for transparency. Questions asked of Ministers and the President should be answered there. Just received a notice from the Speaker that he will not allow our question,” Jagdeo told the news conference.The Opposition Leader said the Speaker has demonstrated a pattern of behaviour, whereby he seemed to think that he had to take his lead from every act of the President, and not be accountable to the stewardship of the National Assembly.Meanwhile, Nandlall stated that “something must be fundamentally wrong in a democracy when a non- elected member of the House seeks to prohibit an elected member of the House from asking questions that are indisputably of public importance and for which the public crave answers”.He recalled that he submitted to the National Assembly certain questions directed to Public Security the Minister Khemraj Ramjattan in relation to convicted criminals pardoned by President David Granger.He said on Wednesday, he received an “astonishing response” from the Clerk of the National Assembly informing that the Speaker had disallowed his questions on the ground that those questions were “an abuse of the right of questioning”!“The transgression is compounded by the fact that the questions have been deemed “an abuse” without any reason provided for such a conclusion. Of course, this is not the end of the matter. You will hear more from me as I continue the battle against a creeping dictatorship,” Nandlall said.President Granger on Saturday evening had told Guyana Times that he intended to release some more prisoners, particularly women who were mothers and who had committed minor offences.last_img read more


first_imgA linesman employed with the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) lost his life on Tuesday evening after a rotten utility pole he was climbing fell with him.Dead is Brian David Clifford of Lot 414 Bushlot Village, Corentyne, Berbice. Reports are the 47-year-old linesman was at Belvedere Squatting Area, Corentyne, working on a pole when the incident occurred. Guyana Times was told that Clifford was reconnecting a wire when the pole came crashing down with him. He was strapped to the pole and did not have enough time to release himself as the pole came crashing down.Dead: Brian David CliffordAccording to reports, the linesman was in the area to reconnect the electricity after an excavator which was clearing a canal in the community, accidently hooked an electrical wire causing it to burst. GPL was called in and Clifford, who was on duty on the evening shift, mounted the pole.According to Ulin Kempadoo, who was on her patio knitting, she was keenly observing an excavator cleaning the canal in front of her house. “I see when the thing hit the post and the wire cut, and then the emergency people come and the man go up on the post.”Meanwhile, Tina Dihal who lives one house away from where the pole fell, said she saw the GPL worker climbing the utility pole. “So me turn and show me daddy how the post bend, and I telling he that they should get something and tie the post…”The woman said she watched in horror as the post started to lean further and within a split second, it crashed to the ground; falling first, with the helpless man smashing into it. “He was trying to lose the belt but it happen so quick, he couldn’t do nothing to save he self,” she related.Another neighbour, Chan Kempadoo in recounting the incident noted that the man was quickly rushed to the hospital after hitting the ground. However, in describing the scene, Kempadoo explained that the injured man fell with his face pointing towards the pole. Clifford had been working with the utility company for 25 years. Last month he was honoured for his long and dedicated service to the company. Some of the workers who had gone to Belvedere Squatting Area to replace the fallen pole said they were shocked to hear of their colleague’s passing, saying he will be missed.His wife Mohinnie Clifford, also called “Sharron”, described her husband as a very hard and dedicated worker. “He was a very peaceful guy and a good husband to me, always loving.”She said a friend was at the hospital when the injured man arrived. That friend, she added, telephoned a neighbour and told her that he was at the Anamayah Memorial Hospital. “When I go there, they had him in the theatre. I had to wait and the doctors let me go in and see him; they were pumping his heart but like it was too late,” the bereaved mother of two said as water settled in her eyes.One of Clifford’s children, Lisa, referred to her father as the kind of person who always wanted to spend time with his family. While noting that her father loved his job, the 19-year-old said even before the linesman left home on Tuesday, he spent a little fun time with the family.He leaves to mourn his two children, ages 19 and 16 and his wife.Police have since launched an investigation into the incident. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more


first_img0Shares0000Shimanzi, Maweni to clash in Chapa Dimba Coast finalNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 6 – Home team Shimanzi Youth from Mombasa County came from two goals down to edge out Kaloleni United 4-3 to book a date with Malindi’s Maweni United in the boys final of the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom Coast Region to be played on Sunday at the Bomu Stadium under floodlights.In the late-kick off semi-final, Maweni United thrashed Kilifi’s Matsangaoni Stars 4-1. Kaloleni’s Simon Kazungu opened the scoring one minute after kick-off to record the fastest goal of the tournament before Sheriff Suleiman scored the second goal at 28th minute putting Kaloleni United 2-0 ahead.Shimanzi’s Cedrique Asmani pulled one back in the 33rd minute to give his side some hopes as the first half came to the end.On resumption, Benjamin Njenga grabbed a hat-trick in the 40th, 42nd and 47th minutes to seal the win for Shimanzi Youth.“It was not easy for us to come from two goals down to win against Kaloleni. We encouraged each other during our first break and came back into the match to win. Team work was very essential for us we hope to win the title tomorrow,” Shimanzi Youth captain Benson Njenga said.In the latest kick-off, Evans Ngoa hit a brace to add on Kai Ivan and Jack Kahindi goals to hand Maweni the advantage while Alex Mwalimu scored the consolation for Matsangaoni Stars.The finals will be played on Sunday evening under floodlights with the first match set to kick-off at 6.00pm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgOne lucky couple will win one night B&B at Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey – you will be staying one of the hotel’s top suites, and get tickets to see the world famous swing-band, the Jack Pack. Jackson’s Hotel is one of Donegal’s finest upscale hotels, located on the scenic River Finn. Their suites are elegantly furnished, with impressive bathrooms.They also have a state of the art leisure centre, the Garden Restaurant, and a bar with cosey little snugs you can easily spend an evening lounging in.  Britain’s Got Talent Swing Band, the Jack Pack, will take to the stage at Jackson’s Hotel on the 9th of September. The four-piece swing vocal group were among the finalists on 8th season of Britain’s Got Talent TV show. In 2015 they released their debut self-titled album which reached number 8 on the UK Album Charts! All you have to do to win this amazing prize is like and share this article on Facebook!Our lucky winner will be announced on Monday morning!Good luck! Jackson’s Hotel have some amazing packages on offer at the moment. You can bundle hotel stays with some of their upcoming gigs for great value! To see more you can check out the schedule here.To book call 074 9131021 or email info@jacksonshotel.ieLike and Share to win luxurious hotel stay and tickets to see famous Jack Pack! was last modified: September 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:BallybofeybarcompetitiondonegalholidayJackson’s HotelLike and Sharelast_img read more


first_imgHOUSTON Jurors on Wednesday rendered a split verdict in the retrial of two former executives from Enron Corp.’s defunct broadband unit, convicting one while acquitting the other of all charges. Former broadband unit finance chief Kevin Howard was convicted of five counts of fraud, conspiracy and falsifying records. Former in-house accountant Michael Krautz was acquitted of the same charges, concluding a monthlong retrial after their original case ended with a hung jury last year. The verdict came six days after another local jury convicted Enron founder Kenneth Lay and former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling of fraud, conspiracy and other charges in one of the biggest corporate scandals in U.S. history. Lay and Skilling were convicted of conspiring to run a massive fraud through repeated lies to investors and employees about Enron’s financial strength. The company careened into bankruptcy in December 2001. Howard and Krautz were accused of participating in a small piece of that fraud in a scheme to manufacture earnings for Enron’s flailing broadband unit in late 2000. Dubbed “Project Braveheart,” the deal involved selling an interest in future revenue of a video-on-demand venture that disintegrated a few months later. Howard, 43, closed his eyes and appeared stoic as U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore announced the eight-woman, four-man panel’s decision. Several people in his family wept. Krautz, 37, wept after learning he had been acquitted. “I feel very sorry for Kevin and his family. I do not feel like they got the justice they deserved,” Krautz said. “That said, me and my family are thrilled.” “I just can’t believe it’s over. No more,” said his sobbing mother, Diane Krautz, who sat through both trials with Krautz’s wife, Marta, and other family members. Howard declined to comment. Jim Lavine, one of Howard’s attorneys, said he would appeal. “We are surprised, we’re disappointed, we don’t think the evidence supported a guilty verdict,” he said. Lead prosecutor Van Vincent declined to say whether he was disappointed at the split verdict. “The jury did a very good job, I thought, of deliberating,” he said. “Justice is always done when a jury reaches a unanimous verdict.” Gilmore scheduled Howard’s sentencing for Sept. 11, the same date Lay and Skilling are to be sentenced. Howard and Krautz were the first of five broadband executives to be retried in separate cases after the original trial of the entire group ended in a hung jury. Although Enron was primarily an energy trader, the broadband unit was created in 1998 as another growth engine during the dot-com boom. The government alleged Braveheart was a loan disguised as a sale Enron promised to buy out investors at a premium. Both men testified, as they did in their first trial, that the deal was legitimate. Investors were not bought out and lost their money along with other creditors when Enron collapsed. Jurors left the courthouse Wednesday without comment. The first broadband trial began in April 2005 and focused mostly on three other executives accused of overhyping capabilities of Enron’s broadband network and operating software. After that case ended with a hung jury, the five defendants were split into three separate cases and re-indicted on fewer counts. Howard and Krautz were charged with one count each of conspiracy, another of falsifying records and three counts of wire fraud. Howard faces a maximum of 25 years in prison; five years for each count. Unlike most of their former Enron colleagues, Howard and Krautz remained on the energy company’s payroll after it crashed. They were fired in March 2003, the day their indictment became public. Of the other three defendants, former vice president Scott Yeager’s May 30 retrial on charges of insider trading and money laundering has been postponed indefinitely pending an appeal. Joseph Hirko, former broadband unit CEO, and Rex Shelby, former senior vice president, face retrial Sept. 5 for conspiracy, fraud and insider trading. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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_img 2 Marlon made 23 appearances for Nice last season The 22-year-old was due to spend a second season on loan with the French club this term, but Nice have now announced that deal is over.And the decision is expected to pave the way for his move to West Ham, with the Hammers reportedly closing in on a £14million deal for the defender.Nice released a short statement on Thursday to announce the Marlon would not serve under new head coach Patrick Vieira. 2 West Ham are set to sign Brazilian defender Marlon from Barcelona, after it was confirmed he will not be joining Nice.center_img Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson is another reported target, with sources in Italy claiming a deal of around £27m is close for the 25-year-old Brazilian winger.Pellegrini, who was confirmed as David Moyes’ replacement last month, will take charge of his first West Ham game in the Premier League opener against Liverpool at Anfield. Marlon is reportedly set to join West Ham Official: Marlon will not be a Nice player for the 2018-19 season. https://t.co/iKZTvdNEE7— OGC Nice (@ogcnice_eng) June 14, 2018“In agreement with Barcelona, the Brazilian who was loaned to Nice last summer will not wear the Nice colours in 2018-19. He now returns to the Catalan club,” the statement on ogcnice.com read.Earlier this week, West Ham confirmed the appointment of director of football Mario Husillos, who links up once again with new Irons boss Manuel Pellegrini.The London Stadium outfit are keen to put together a squad which can move on from last season’s battles at the wrong end of the Premier League table.last_img read more


first_imgA recap of the action during a weekend when Fulham were crushed in Friday’s game, Chelsea lost to Manchester City in the Saturday evening kick-off, Scott Hogan banished his injury nightmare to earn a point for Brentford, while QPR ground out a draw in south Wales…Richard Stearman (right) conceded a penalty against Brighton.Brighton & Hove Albion 5 Fulham 0Match report  Jokanovic reaction  Action: In Friday night’s game, Fulham’s three-match winning run ended abruptly as they were thrashed by promotion-chasing Brighton, for whom Tomer Hemed scored a hat-trick.Reaction: Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic warned his players they may yet pay “a very expensive price” for their poor defending. They have now conceded 240 goals in 126 league games since the start of the 2013-14 season.Meanwhile, Brighton manager Chris Hughton outlined why he felt his team had won so convincingly – and why they had been a success in the Championship after last season’s struggles.Scott Hogan was on target for the first time for Brentford.Brentford 1 Bristol City 1 Match report  Smith reaction   Action: A stoppage-time equaliser from Scott Hogan – his first goal for the Bees after more than 18 months of knee injuries – salvaged a point for Brentford at Griffin Park.Reaction: Head coach Dean Smith revealed Hogan earned a round of applause from his Brentford team-mates in the dressing room.Defences were on top as QPR drew at Cardiff.Cardiff City 0 QPR 0Match report  Hasselbaink reaction  Player ratings  Action: QPR secured a point in an uninspiring end-of-season encounter at Cardiff, with goalkeeper Matt Ingram keeping a clean sheet on his debut.Reaction: Afterwards, Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admitted his side lacked a cutting edge but said they were “dominant” with the ball.The Dutchman also insisted that Alex Smithies remains his number one keeper.Rangers man of the match: Ingram had an excellent maiden appearance, looking comfortable and confident – click here to see how we think the other R’s players fared.Courtois was sent off with 12 minutes of the match remainingChelsea 0 Manchester City 3 Match report  Hiddink reaction  Player ratings Action: Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick and Thibaut Courtois was sent off as Chelsea were well beaten at home in Saturday’s late game.Reaction: Despite the defeat, Blues boss Guus Hiddink took some consolation from Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s performance.He also felt the 3-0 scoreline was harsh on his side, and took issue with a suggestion they had shown a lack of fighting spirit.Some Chelsea fans, meanwhile, were critical of left-back Baba Rahman on Twitter, calling him a “fraud” and “the worst footballer in the league”.Blues man of the match: The red card sullied an otherwise excellent display from Courtois, who made four brilliant saves  – click here to see how we rated the players.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks forward Tomas Hertl may miss Thursday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with what is being described as a lower body injury.Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said Wednesday that Hertl is considered day-to-day after he was injured the night before against the Nashville Predators. Hertl left the ice with just over seven minutes remaining in the second period and did not return.DeBoer said Hertl, who played 11 minutes against the Predators, will be reevaluated Thursday morning.He …last_img read more


first_imgGet live updates, news and analysis Sunday at 10 a.m. when the Raiders face the struggling Bengals in Cincinnati.The Raiders (3-10) are hoping for their first two-game winning streak of the season as the Bengals (5-8) are one loss away from their third straight losing season.Derek Carr, who has thrown for 3,434 yards and 18 touchdowns, has been one of the biggest reasons why the Raiders have played better recently. The quarterback’s game-winning touchdown pass was also the reason …last_img read more