3EX-TOTTENHAM star Mousa Dembele has lifted the lid on his scary new life in China amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Belgium international ended his seven-year Spurs career last summer to join Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Former Tottenham star Mousa Dembele has lifted the lid on life in ChinaCredit: PA:Press Association3 The Belgium midfielder ended his seven-year Spurs career last summer to join Guangzhou R&FCredit: Guangzhou R&FThe Covid-19 virus originated in the Chinese city Wuhan.And even though Dembele’s new home is 600 miles to the south, lockdown measures and local people’s attitudes have left him stunned.The 30-year-old midfielder said: “We’re no longer in quarantine, but there are still a lot of measures in force.”Everybody has to wear a facemask when they go out.”Or if you go into a shop, you first have to have your temperature taken.”There has been a new wave of infections, and people from abroad are said to have brought them in.”The people here are very afraid of foreigners. When I am out in the street everybody swerves to get past me.The people here are very afraid of foreigners. When I am out in the street everybody swerves to get past me.Mousa Dembele”It is crazy to be part of something like this.”All the citizens here take the measures deadly seriously.”Everybody stays indoors, and no-one goes out for a stroll or to play sport.”Besides, in China they have a system of infra-red cameras to see if anyone is flouting the rules.”I feel that back in Belgium they are more relaxed about the situation.”I haven’t noticed a great deal of panic in China.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticGive now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeal”You feel that they’ve been through something similar before.”Dembele made 250 Spurs appearances, scoring 10 goals, following a two-year spell with Fulham.His Belgium teammate Marouane Fellaini, who followed him in swapping the Premier League for China, was discharged from hospital this week after contracting the virus.Fellaini says he’s ‘getting stronger every day’ as he works out in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus
The Real Sociedad coach, Imanol Alguacil, stressed that this Thursday they will face a “special and very important” moment with the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals against Mirandés, a team “difficult to beat and very competitive”, and He said they have already made it clear in their journey that they do not “care” about the opponent they face.“It’s a lot, but obviously it’s very important, they are Cup semifinals, the second in 32 years and it’s going to be special and that’s how we take it, that’s how hobby feels. I’m proud and excited and with many positive things, but conscious that there is still a lot to achieve the final goal, “Alguacil said Wednesday asking if it was the most important game of the last 30 years.The coach ‘txuri urdin’ asked not to fall into relaxation and warned that playing against a LaLiga SmartBank rival is no less important than doing it against Real Madrid. “It’s quite the opposite, it’s up a step,” he said. “We do not care about the opponent, we have shown it throughout the Cup. They are semifinals and before a team that has eliminated three ‘First’ and making nine goals. We both play a lot and we will have to make a great game to try to get on track the tie. “The Gipuzkoan sees his “supermotivated players” before this appointment and said he does not look at what has been done so far. “I try to forget all that, which is difficult, because what has brought us here has not been what can be or can come, but to face the next game with the intention of winning it,” he said.“We know what we play, but we have to forget what is at stake and leave with the intention of being better, generate more chances and win the game,” said Alguacil, who recalled that the tie “is 180 minutes “and that he” only “thinks of the first leg.In addition, he demanded maximum attention before the Mirandés. “Do you remember the 80? That is all said,” he replied in relation to the quarterfinals of that season in which the Royal Society was eliminated by Castilla, a subsidiary of Real Madrid and subsequent runner-up. “The fans will be vital, we hope that the atmosphere is even greater than in the derby,” continued the realistic coach, who is without nerves for these semifinals. “The derby has been the best medicine to sleep well,” he joked about it.Del Mirandés, stressed that “it doesn’t matter whether it is League, Cup or face ‘First’, is always very recognizable, brave, determined and with very good people from midfield up.” “Although it does not have a very large staff, it is supporting the entire load admirably. It is difficult to beat and is always competitive, it is here on its own merits,” he said.Opposite, the Real could have two of its assigned youth players like Merquelanz and Guridi, and a Gipuzkoan technician like Andoni Iraola. “It is terrible, all year long wishing that the Mirandés win for the ceded. It is a club with which we have a very good relationship and that we like tremendously. It will be special and emotional, also for them, and I hope you enjoy it , who do what they are doing regularly, but do not exceed qualifying, “he confessed.Sheriff also made it clear that given the current level of his team it is “better” to play the first leg at the Reale Arena. “The team is scoring and the fan is excited and with the high of the derby,” he admitted, while noting that he does not care to fit except if that causes “doubt in attack.”On the great moment of the Swedish Alexander Isak, the coach of the San Sebastian team preferred to focus on the quality of the squad. “In the first weeks we talked about Willy (Willian José), Odegaard, sometimes Oyarzabal. Now Isak is his sweet moment and that is good because he says that there is a lot of quality within the team. It is a very good moment and the team is benefiting, but it would not come if the rest of the team was not so good. The moments are there to take advantage of them, “he said
EDMONTON, Ontario (CMC):Jamaican jockey Shamaree Muir became the youngest every rider to win the CDN$150,000 Grade III Canadian Derby when he produced a tremendous ride aboard favourite Ready Intaglio.The 21-year-old, in his first season outside of Jamaica, partnered with the Amber Meyaard-trained colt to beat the three-year-olds by three-quarter lengths going a mile and three-eighths.Thirteen-to-one chance, Solve, with another Jamaican, Dane Nelson, aboard, finished second while The Accuser, with Barbadian Damario Bynoe in the irons, placed third.”He was relaxed and I just waited for the right time to make my move,” said Muir.”He’s the smartest horse I’ve ever ridden. This is a very classy horse. I think he’s going to go places.”Hold the Giant and Northernlocomotive whipped the field through a brisk pace, laying down 23.28 seconds for the quarter mile and 47.82 for the half-mile, as Muir raced Ready Intaglio in a bunch near the rear of the field.Through the stretch for the first time, Barbadian Rico Walcott brought Inside Straight up to join the leaders and then took over the running on the backstretch, with Muir already threading Ready Intaglio through the field down on the inside.As the race swung forhome, Inside Straight held sway with Solve and The Accuser running on strongly, but Muir expertly slipped Ready Intaglio through a seam along the rails in mid-stretch to hit the front.Solve tried to stay with the pair, but Muir had the momentum and carried the colt the wire strongly to win in style.”I just took the shortest way around; the shortest way is the fastest way,” Muir said of his decision to keep the colt on the rails.”I was on the rail just about every step. I think that was what made the difference.”Muir and the connections of Ready Intaglio survived anxious moments afterwards, however, as an objection was launched by Walcott for interference in the stretch run.The stewards eventually dismissed the claim.
Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ONE Championship launches eSports tournament “At first we really didn’t have any problem matching up, but when the bigs were gone that’s when it started,” said UST head coach Aldin Ayo in Filipino Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Ayo had no choice but to go with a small lineup in the fourth with the 5-foot-11 Joshua Marcos holding ground UST’s paint against Adamson’s 6-foot-7 center Papi Sarr.This small lineup saw UST get outrebounded 53-35 and Sarr putting up 11 points and 14 boards.Making things worse for the Growling Tigers was CJ Cansino’s momentary absence late in the game after he hurt his left Achilles’ muscle.READ: Cansino turns disappointment into motivation en route to historic triple-doubleADVERTISEMENT Cansino, who stands at 6-foot-2, landed on Sean Manganti’s foot after defending a transition layup attempt from the Soaring Falcon with 4:16 left.Although Cansino made his return with two minutes remaining to play, Adamson’s 87-76 lead was too big of a margin to overcome in such a short amount of time.Ayo, though, still commended his players’ efforts despite being undersized and being undermanned.“We still fought, my players were still playing within the system especially on the defensive part,” said Ayo. “We tried to catch up but we really didn’t have the players.”With the loss, the Growling Tigers dropped to a 5-7 record and stayed at the sixth spot of the standings. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Growling Tigers had a surprising run when 6-foot-8 center Steve Akomo went down with a head injury at the tail-end of the first round, winning three games out of five to build a 5-6 record in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.It was during this time that UST relied on bruisers Germy Mahinay and Enrique Caunan to pick up the slack in Akomo’s absence but such a limited center rotation proved fatal for the Growling Tigers in their 96-83 loss to Adamson University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: Adamson enters UAAP Final Four, sends UST to second straight lossCaunan absorbed his fifth foul less than two minutes into the third while Mahinay lasted a little bit longer—less than three minutes into the fourth. UST’s big man conundrum eventually reared its ugly head.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments
The Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) is expected to benefit from a grant of US$164 million earmarked for 100 cities around the world.This was disclosed yesterday by PCC Mayor Cyvette M. Gibson, who said that the grant money is being provided by the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) through its 100 Resilient Cities Program.The 100RCs, pioneered by the RF, now enables PCC to join a network aimed at building urban resilience. As a member of the 100RCs, Paynesville will gain access to tools, funding, technical expertise and other resources to build resilience to the challenges of the 21st Century. Addressing a news conference, Mayor Gibson said entrance into this network will help her city fight the resilience challenges of infrastructure failure, flooding, water management issues, poor health infrastructure and disease outbreak.“Paynesville’s selection to join the 100 Resilient Cities network is not only a significant honor, it will give Paynesville the tools to support a better Paynesville today, tomorrow and for future generations to come. Our application recognized Paynesville’s commitment to better health infrastructure, proper water management, prevention of rainfall flooding and disease control.” Ms. Gibson said. “As a new member of 100RCs, we can work with the best in the private, government and non-profit sectors in developing and sharing tools to plan and respond to resilience challenges ahead.”Even though she admitted that she does not know at the moment how much will be given her city, she, however, disclosed that it would be intended for use between two to five years.Mayor Gibson disclosed that in months ahead, Paynesville will be eligible to receive grant funding to hire a Chief Resilient Officer, who will be tasked to lead the citywide resilience-building process and engage stakeholders from across different government agencies, public and private sectors and various communities to incorporate diverse perspectives and knowledge. “Paynesville will also receive technical support to develop a resilience strategy that reflects the city’s distinct needs and the support and services as we work towards implanting that strategy,” she added.She also stated that Mr. Michael Berkowitz, RF’s president of the 100RCs program, is expected to shortly pay a visit to Liberia.According to a PCC release, Mr. Berkowitz said: “We selected Paynesville because of its leaders’ commitment to resilience building and the innovative and proactive way they have been thinking about challenges the city faces.”PCC was chosen from a list of over 325 applicants on the basis of their willingness, ability and need to become resilient in the face of future challenges. Ten other cities on the continent, including Lagos, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Cape Town and Luxor in Egypt joined Paynesville in making the 100 RCs. Eight American cities including Washington D.C., Seattle, Atlanta and Honolulu made the list, while three Canadian cities joined Montreal on the list. In the UK, two cities joined three already-on-the-list cities to take the UK’s tally to five.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…fearful of collapseBusiness owners and residents utilising the Charity Marketing Centre Wharf in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are again appealing to the Government to take action to prevent the structure from further deterioration.Rotted pillars which no longer provide support to the wharfThey say that if mechanisms are not urgently put in place to save the 38-year-old facility, the entire structure would soon collapse into the Pomeroon River, taking with it millions of dollars in goods and other valuables, not to mention priceless lives.The waterfront is an important hub for many to ply their trade throughout the week, while thousands of customers utilise the services that are being offered. Businesses housed inside the Charity Marketing Centre serve residents in the far north corners of Guyana, and if this building should collapse due to negligence, great financial losses would be incurred as well as deprivation of much needed services.Concerned residents are urging the Public Infrastructure Ministry (MPI) to immediately attend to this structure before it should collapse with detrimental consequences.During the last Regional Democratic Council (RDC) meeting, Region Two Chairman, Davanand Ramdatt, asked Regional Executive Officer (REO) and clerk hired by the RDC, Rupert Hopkinson, to again write Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson on the importance of Government’s intervention.Emergency works are needed to fix the piles on which the massive concrete structure rests.About a year ago, a study was done by local engineers, who recommended immediate replacement of all the piles upon which the structure rests. An examination of the underside of the structure reveals that all the piles are seriously rotted and only a few are providing support to the building.It has been posited that Region Two is not in a position to finance the urgent repairs this structure needs, and the Region Two Administration is calling on Central Government to fix the structure as soon as possible.During a visit to the wharf earlier this year, Regional Chairman Ramdatt told this publication that the region had, last August, communicated with the MPI about the structure and the urgency for remedial work to be conducted thereon.At the moment, the greenheart pillars supporting the wharf are rotten and shaking; and despite repeatedly being cautioned, over 30 folks continued to vend on the wharf.“We have gotten reports that heavy-duty trucks are driving on top the structure. The structure, as it is, cannot withstand weight, and it can very well collapse. We have been educating persons about this, but still reports indicate persons are driving on it in the nights,” the Regional Chairman had explained.During interviews, many vendors declared that they depend on vending to support their families, and have called on the relevant authorities to take their plight into consideration.Guyana Times understands that the Charity/Urasara Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) placed bars in an effort to block vehicles from traversing the wharf, since the situation was too dangerous.
Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), the parent company of the Republic Bank Limited (RBL) Group, and its subsidiaries have recorded profits to the tune of US$184.5 million for the nine-month period, which ended June 30, 2019.This figure represents an increase of US$35.8 million or 24.1 per cent over the corresponding period in the previous year.According to RFHL Chairman Ronald Harford, it was reported at the end of March 31, 2019, that there were two significant one-off items— the net impact of which increased profits by US13.9 million. Excluding the impact of these items, he noted that the Group’s core profit was US$170.6 million, that is, US$21.9 million or 14.7 per cent more than the prior period.Apart from RBL Barbados, Harford said there was a general improvement in profitability across the Group, with the RBL Trinidad and Tobago Group earning US$9.8 million and Cayman National Corporation bringing in US$8.6 million— being the main contributors to the significant increase in core profitability. He added too that approximately one-third of RFHL’s core profits are generated from overseas operations.Meanwhile, the Group’s Chairman outlined that the total assets stood at US$12.8 billion at June 30, 2019, representing an increase of US$2.4 billion or 22.4 per cent over the corresponding period in June last year.“This was mainly due to the acquisition of Cayman National Corporation on March 13, 2019, which added US$1.7 billion to the Group’s asset base,” he noted.Furthermore, Harford mentioned RFHL’s previous announcement of the commencement of the process to acquire Scotiabank’s banking operations in Guyana, Sint Maarten and the Eastern Caribbean (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), saying, “we continue to engage the various regulators, whose approvals are required for the acquisition, through meetings/and or providing information”.Nevertheless, the RFHL Chairman posited that he expects the Group’s performance to continue for the remainder of the year.In its previous financial report, the RFHL Group reported a profit after taxation and non-controlling interest of $1.3 billion for the year that ended September 30, 2018.The directors had declared a dividend of $3.15 per share for that financial year. A half-year dividend of $1.25 per share was paid on June 1, 2018, making a total dividend on each share $4.40 (2017: $4.40).
Region 2 flag-raising ceremony Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry Annette Ferguson was left in an awkward position on Friday night when she called on the crowd to applause as she asked residents of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) to give the coalition Government a second chance, which was met by dead silence from those gathered.Region Two held its annual flag-raising ceremony at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground.The programme had a fixture of cultural items including patriotic songs, dances and poems reflecting Guyana’s rich heritage but the event took a political turn when Minister Ferguson, in delivering the feature address, gave an election campaign speech. She accused the People’s Progressive Party of destroying Guyana and called out to residents of Region Two to support the coalition Government (APNU/AFC). However, things got even more awkward as the Minister called out to residents to give the coalition a second chance to continue what she described as “good work”, but as she asked the crowd to cheer for the Government’s “achievements”, there was dead silence. As such, she persisted for an applause and a few persons clapped as the moment became uncomfortable as she continued to plea for support for the Government.Speaking with this publication, some rice farmers who attended the flag-raising ceremony said that they were very disappointed that the feature address turned into a political rally. The farmers said that no mention was made about the crippling rice industry in the region nor was there any mention of future plans to address the declining industry.Meanwhile, at midnight, the Golden Arrowhead was hoisted by members of the Joint Services. In attendance at the ceremony were Regional Executive Officer, Dennis Jaikarran and Heads of the Joint Services among other regional officials. The Regional Chairman was absent from the event.On Saturday morning, to celebrate Guyana’s 49th Republic Anniversary, Essequibians turned out in their numbers to get a glimpse of the region’s float parade.There were seven floats in three categories – large, medium and small. In the large category, one float participated which was the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).In the medium category, the winner was the Mainstay/Wayaka group while the second place went to the G Division Police Youth Group and third place to the Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI). In the small category, the winner was the Regional Health Department and the second prize went to the Education Department. The Anna Regina Town Council also received a prize for participating in this category.
Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 14.05.12The Seniors and Reserves entertained Kilcar at home in the League on Sunday and on a blustery day they once again had mixed fortunes with the Seniors getting another good win while the Reserves were defeated. The Junior men had a good away win on Saturday in Ardara winning by 0-10 to 1-04. None of the adult mens football teams have a game this week. Best wishes to Rory, Kevin and Donegal as they travel to Breffni Park to take on Cavan on Sunday.The U-14 Boys begin their League campaigns this Wednesday evening. The Div. 1 team travels to the Bridge to face St. Michael’s, the Div. 2 team are at home to neighbours, Termon and the Div. 3 team make the long trek to face Urris. All games throw-in at 7:30pm.The U-12 teams both won their openeing fixtures last weekend with the Div. 1 team seeing off Fanad Gaels and the Div. 2 team defeating Naomh Padraig, Lifford. The Div. 1 team travelled to Cloughaneely on Monday night and got 2 wins with the Div. 2 team also on their travels, taking on Robert Emmett’s in games that have been moved to Friday night.Well done to David Ireland, Stephen Doherty, Aaron O’Connell, Conor O’Grady and Caoimhin Lennon who represented the club on the U16 County Hurling Team in the Ulster Feile last Saturday. They played Antrim, Down and Derry. The U14 hurlers beat the Letterkenny Gaels in the league at home last Thursday.The U8 Hurlers had their first outdoor Blitz of the year in Burt. We fielded 2 teams and played 7 competitive games. Thanks to all the players & parents for braving the cold and wind.U16 and U18 Hurling training is on every Monday at 5:30pm in O’Donnell Park. U12 Hurling training Tuesday at 5:30pm, U14 Hurlers train at 4:30pm. As usual all new hurlers welcome.The Golf Scramble will take place in Barnhill on Saturday, June 9th. It is being organised by James Friel on 086-8255474 or Sean Boyle, Elaina and Dermot. Teams of 4 are €100.Cúl Camps will be in O’Donnell Park from 2nd July – 6th July. We will also be hosting our own Camps again this year. The Hurling & Camogie is on July 16th – 20th with the Football on July 23rd – 27th.We extend our sympathies to the McGrath family, Upper Ard O’Donnell on their loss and to the family of Hughie Gallagher, Muckish Avenue. There were 11 match 3 winners in this week’s Lotto draw. The numbers drawn were: 2-5-11-23 and they win €10 each. Kieran Doherty, c/o Adrian; Garvan McCloskey, College Farm Rd.; Sean Feeney, Carnamuggagh; Fergal Finn, Tullygay; Cormac Harnett, Dungloe; Tadhg Culbert, Beechwood Pk.; John McHale, Foxhills; Martin Blaney, Carolina Park; Jonathon Scanlon, aughnagaddy; Tommy Friel, Elmwood Downs and Paul Carr, Loughnagin. Next week’s Jackpot is €1,900.GAA: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S CLUB NEWS
INDEPENDENT TD Thomas Pringle has been involved in talks to set up a new left wing political party, made up of former Labour Party members.Deputy Pringle, a former member of Sinn Fein, has had discussions with former junior health minister Roisin Shortall.A number of other former senior Labour party members have been involved. The Killybegs man, who last week attended the opening of an office by Gaoth Dobhair local election candidate Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig, is understood to be involved in early discussions on the issue.The former county councillor will face an uphill battle to retain his seat at the next election as Donegal is put into one constituency and the number of TDs reduced from six to five.The possible new grouping could include other TDs from the Technical Group in the Dail. TD PRINGLE IN TALKS TO SET UP NEW POLITICAL PARTY was last modified: November 28th, 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 political partyTD PRINGLE IN TALKS TO SET UP NEW POLITICAL PARTYThomas Pringle