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Morata reaffirms itself as the ‘9’

first_imgBut in his new role as scorer he is untouchable for Cholo. His chip changed on October 22, when he jumped into the field in the 70th minute made the winning goal against Bayer Leverkusen, in the end capital in the classification to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Until that time he had only been a little, on the first day against Getafe, but from his big header against the Germans would arrive others five consecutive matches (Athletic, Alavés, Sevilla, Leverkusen again and Espanyol), becoming the only light in attack of an Atlético completely dry beyond its ‘9’. After overcoming another drought of five games without scoring, the goal has returned to Morata, which adds three in the last four games (Osasuna, Betis and Barcelona). His ten goals, all in different matches, have had their ability as a common pattern at the first touch, Complicating the completion when you have had more to think about it. In nine of them he only needed a touch to send it to the network, while the other was in Germany with control and shot (two touches) cutting differences against Bayer Leverkusen. In addition, four of them have been with headers, skill in which it is one of the best in the world. Now he waits for Real Madrid, his former team and the one who really wants to dream of raising his first title as a rojiblanco. Highest relevanceSince arriving at the team almost a year ago, Morata had been a very important player for Simeone, who always had in mind a pair up formed by Madrid and Costa. However, it was not usual to see him finish the games, since it was a habitual change when he was starting and in games of maximum draft as against Juventus at home or Barcelona at the Camp Nou had started from the bench. Saudi Press Agency / dpa ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Correa and Morata celebrate the Argentine’s goal against Barcelona.Saudi Press Agency / dpa With his penalty goal against Barcelona, assuming responsibility from eleven meters at a key moment to end up classifying to the final of the Spanish Super Cup, Morata already accumulates 10 goals in the course of the year. He is the top scorer of the team with six goals over Correa, the other player more fit in attack and with whom he understands perfectly and João Félix, second and third in the list of scorers with four goals each. But against Barça, in addition to being the finalizer of the penalty, it was a capital player in the comeback. Morata had been unable to receive the ball with advantage in the first 75 minutes of the game, very close to the Oblak area and with a clearly defensive mission, trying to hold back the ball in attack to give oxygen to the team. However, since Atlético raised the pressure line, its participation began to be increasing and a great pass into space to Vitolo ended up leading to the penalty which Morata himself finished. After provoking with a good ride by the band the center that was diverted by hand by Piqué without the referee or the VAR pointing out a penalty, also left a pass to the perfect gap to Correa after taking a stunt with Piqué so that the Argentine did the definite goal that gave Atleti the victory.center_img Atlético continues to probe the transfer market to prop up the lead with a ram that helps increase the scoring figures of the team, now on the rise. While follow the tug of war with PSG by Cavani, where the French are reluctant to let him out in JanuaryMorata has taken advantage of Diego Costa’s absence due to injury and has settled in the position of ‘9’ rojiblanco. The 27-year-old has taken a step forward with the loss of the Spanish-Brazilian, operated by a cervical disc herniation Y He has completed eleven of Atlético’s last twelve games, coming out replaced only against Espanyol in the 80th minute (has played 1070 minutes of the team’s last 1080). Morata is known important, essential in a template where you have no alternative (Saponjic has not even debuted as a rojiblanco) and has accepted the challenge by showing his best face. last_img read more

“Journalists Must Go to School”, INHRC Chairperson, Cllr. Gongloe Recommend

first_imgTwo legal minded Liberians are calling on practicing journalists in Liberia to educate themselves and be conscious of making follow-ups to stories.Former Associate Justice and Chairperson of the Independent National Human Rights Commission, Counselor  Gladys Johnson, and Human Rights Lawyer, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe made the recommendation on Monday  when they participated in a program marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.Taking the first turn as one of the panelists during the occasion, INHRC Chairperson Gladys Johnson recounted that today is unlike the days of President William V.S. Tubman, when no journalist,  except the brave Albert Porte, could write or say anything they wished to say today.The environment has improved for press freedom and impunity reduced.However, former Associate Justice Johnson emphasized that Liberian journalists need to go to school to improve their writing and speaking skills.She said most journalists of today poorly write and speak English, and they do not make follow-up to stories.On the basis of reporting skills, Justice Johnson said most journalists castigate others and put out stories that have no substantial proof.  This, she said, poses negative reflections on an individual’s character.Human rights lawyer, Cllr.  Tiawon Gongloe, making  remarks at the end of the program also emphasized that journalists must seek education and improve their knowledge, noting, “Knowledge is power, seek knowledge and improve yourselves.”He acknowledged that the society cannot operate without security and security cannot operate without the journalists.He said journalists being people who are relied on for accurate information, need to improve their skills to put out accurate information that readers and listeners can trust.Cllr. Gongloe also stressed that Liberian journalists have to give serious attention to education in order to speak and write proper English that others who are not Liberians will understand.Reacting to the recommendation, Liberian practicing Journalist and president of the Reporters Association, Keith Morris,  consented and said Liberian journalists need concrete training that will improve their skills.He added that instead of international organization like IREX using millions of United States dollars to facilitate three days workshop, it should draw a long range plan and liaise with the University of Liberia to arrange Journalism training that would take about 8 to 10 months.Challenges facing the media landscape of Liberia are enormous.  Dialectical English speaking, incomprehensible writing and photo misplacement are among the many errors counted.Audiences have overly complained against sensational headlines based on fallacies while majority who listen to radio have also complained about.People also complain that one person will commit a crime and the head of an institution will be used under the headline as if he/she is the one that committed the crime.There is no standard in Liberia to guide people entering the media to practice Journalism, but people enter therein either by passion or through the influence of a person who wants to establish a radio station or newspaper.By this, managers seek people who will undergo a few days workshop and given recorders to get voices to gather actuality for processing by editors many of who are also facing grammatical challenges.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Actions consistent with legal advice

first_imgDear Editor,Permit me to respond to a letter appearing in your newspaper over the weekend and on Tuesday, April 2; and Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from Baldeo Mathura.Mathura asks “Could the nation be kindly advised if Minister Cathy Hughes is still awaiting advice that she said she was seeking…”Mathura seems to have missed my pronouncement reported in most newspapers months ago that I have received legal advice and I wish to state that my actions have been consistent with the advice I have received.Regards,Cathy Hugheslast_img read more

‘We Cannot Remain Spectators to Rebuild Liberia’

first_imgZonen “We must do our part. We must act!” – Author tells Diaspora LiberiansA Liberian author and motivational speaker has told hundreds of Diaspora Liberians in Greensboro, North Carolina, in the United States, that they cannot continue to remain spectators in the efforts to rebuild the country. Mr. Saye Z. B. Zonen, speaking on the theme, “The Audacity to Act – claiming the spirit of independence,” at a special program commemorating the 170th Independence of Liberia, said “We cannot be coaches without credentials. We can’t sit on the sidelines and yell instructions to incompetent people. We must either prepare ourselves to participate in the game or offer encouragement to those who will play. Anything shy of total involvement will dictate what history will say about us.”Mr. Zonen, author of “Finding My Frequency: Why and How I Paused in My Upward Mobility and Embraced Austerity,” that encourages ways to overcome insurmountable problems, said history will judge those who are passive in the reconstruction of Liberia. “Our children’s children will question our existence, and God almighty will demand of us our talents if we do not act,” he said. He recounted Liberia’s fruitless journey as a nation filled with poverty and lack of development, and told his countrymen and women who have been living in the United States for so long that “Since action is our singular option, let me encourage you to embrace the audacity to act.” Zonen told them that if change must come to Liberia, “the best action necessary to bring it is the action of separating ourselves from the borrowed comforts that weaken us. We must do the work that empowers us. Time is never an ally. The dogmas of old that have crippled us must be abandoned.”Since the majority of his listeners have been away from Liberia for so long, he said, “We cannot yearn for the glorious days of old, speak of how good and serene things used to be, or wallow in anger of how our previous actions have led us to despair. Blame will keep us buried. The successes of yesterday cannot take us into tomorrow.” Zonen said every Liberian should let the past be the country’s future and pointed out that they should forge a new offense and begin the climb, because “the ways of our forefathers cannot take us into the future. The work required for the change we need cannot be passed down to the next generation.  We must do our part. We must act!”He expressed opposition to the events that took 14 precious years from the country, because of the civil war and said events in Liberia are similar to what led American President Abraham Lincoln to write to the US Congress in 1862, saying: “The dogmas of our quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulties. We must rise to the occasion. As our case is new, we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save our country.” Zonen said the work of saving Liberia requires boldness in “our actions and it demands our participation. We cannot detach ourselves from the work required and expect the country to function. We cannot desire change in Liberia and wish it from afar. We must ALL get involved at whatever level we are qualified.” He made it clear that Liberians are “an incredulous people, a skeptical people, a people lacking courage; our first order of business must be to summon the spirit of bravery.” Zonen reminded his audience that there can be no true independence without a definite intention or deliberate objective. “Without the spirit of freedom bubbling in us, we will never act on our convictions. It is that thirsty spirit that gives life to the audacity required moving beyond our complacency, which is our fear.”Amid cheers from the audience, Zonen said the spirit of independence is hard work, commitment, absolute resolution, and courage. Finally, for those in the Diaspora, Zonen told them their audacity to act must be predicated on their ability to return their borrowed comfort and embrace the hard work required to build for themselves the nation they fancy. “We all cannot make the transition at once,” he said, “but we must identify and support the individuals who are on the frontline.”Saye Zonen was born in Sanniquellie City, Nimba County and, during the civil-war, sought refuge in Danané, La Cote d’Ivoire and was later resettled in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. He later moved to Providence, Rhode Island where he completed his undergraduate studies in Electronics Engineering Technology and spent 6 years with Intel Corporation, and a subsequent 5 years with GE Healthcare. He recently returned to Liberia. He is husband to Waade and a father to Wonwyne, Bryce, Sayeta, and Eustand.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dr. Dougbeh Nyan among Top 50 African Innovators

first_imgDr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan Back in Rwanda for African Innovation Summit 2018Liberian medical doctor and scientist Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan has been invited again to Rwanda to showcase his invention at the African Innovation Summit 2018 (AIS 2018). The Nyan-Test, a multiplex infections diagnostic test, was selected as one of the Top 50 Finalists out of over 600 submissions and competitors from 44 countries in Africa.The selected innovators will exhibit their innovative solutions at the forum, which takes place from June 5 – 8, 2018, in Kigali, Rwanda, under the patronage of President Paul Kagame of Rwanda in conjunction with former President Pedro Pires of Cape Verde.Dr. Nyan’s invention, The Nyan Pathogen Detection Test, is a rapid diagnostic test that detects and differentiates 3 to 7 infectious diseases in 10 to 40 minutes with one test. The Nyan-Test can detect and simultaneously identify infections like Malaria, Ebola, Typhoid Fever and Yellow Fever that show similar symptoms.The test can also detect HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis viruses, Chikungunya virus, Dengue virus, West Nile virus, MERS-CoV, and other infections. The Nyan-Test cuts down detection time and makes quick treatment of patients possible. Dr. Nyan has also patented his innovation in the United States and Africa and is working on the second version for field trials and commercial production. The Nyan-Test was published in Nature (Scientific Reports).“I am very elated to be selected by the judges as one of the Top 50 African Innovators for this Summit. This is another validation of our multiplex diagnostic test for infectious diseases as our solution addresses problems of infectious diseases, not only in Africa but also in the world,” said Dr. Nyan, the 2017 African Innovation Special Prize laureate. “My team at Shufflex Biomed is working hard to have the test produced so as to serve the needed consumers, mainly including the neglected communities and the poor people of Africa and the world,” he added.The selection of the Nyan-Test for the African Innovation Summit comes at a time when the deadly Ebola virus infection has resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a region where Ebola virus disease first emerged in 1976. In 2014, during the Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, Dr. Nyan testified before the US Congress on September 17, 2014, and advocated for the establishment of regional as well as a continental African Center for Disease Control and Prevention.The award-winning inventor Dr. Nyan is returning to Rwanda in less than four months after speaking at a major scientific event held in Kigali. In March this year Dr. Nyan was invited to the Next Einstein Forum as speaker in Rwanda. In July 2017, Dr. Nyan’s innovation won the African Innovation Award Special Prize for Social Impact. The Nyan-Test was also recognized as one of Top 3 Innovations in Africa by the Africa 2017 Business Forum held in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt.The AIS 2018 event is sponsored by the governments of Rwanda and Cape Verde, the European Union, Luxembourg, the African Development Bank, Development Bank of Southern Africa, NEPAD, the United Nations Development Program and Accenture. The exhibition will profile and showcase home-grown innovations on the African continent.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Guyana Police Force gets 93 new recruits

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force had its capacity boosted on Wednesday with the addition of some 93 new ranks.Police Commissioner Leslie James inspecting the ranks at the passing out parade on WednesdayThe new all-male recruits passed out from three courses following nine months of training, which commenced last April at the Felix Austin College in Georgetown. During that time, they were exposed to the basic and essential principles of police practices and procedures with focus on five core areas: introduction to policing; basic police records and recording; theoretical aspects of traffic; foot and arms drill, and introduction to crime.Addressing the gathering at the passing out parade, Police Commissioner Leslie James told the new recruits that they were embarking on an exciting but equally serious career and as such, they should not forget to apply the best practices learnt during the training in the execution of their duties.“This job prepares you for the challenges which lie ahead in our communities. It is not easy and it is not a job for anyone. Being a police officer requires a lot of things… [but] you must display exemplary conduct,” James charged.Further, the Top Cop told the new recruits that once they carry out their duties diligently, then being in the Police Force can be a rewarding career that will not be measured in monetary value but with the feeling of fulfilment and pride.Officer’s family and friends at the passing out parade“I urge that you quell your anxieties. Be patient, be confident [and] be assertive in the execution of your duties. An assertive policeman or policewoman would not necessarily command the respect and attention that you are deserving… Remember your goals and aspirations. Keep going with values of self-discipline, skillset and most of all, courage and integrity,” the Commissioner encouraged.Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner of Police and the Force’s Training Officer, Clifton Hicken told the new recruits that as they go out there to perform their duties, they will be a reflection of the Guyana Police Force and as such, they should uphold and further enhance the image of the country’s premier law enforcement agency.During Wednesday’s passing out parade, several of the ranks from each batch were awarded for their overall performance and discipline exhibited during the training period.From Course No 370: Constable 24898 Gonsalves was awarded Best Student, while the runner-up Best Student was Constable 24893 Fresco and most improved student was Constable 24886 Conway.From Course No 371: Constable 24929 Mussenden was awarded Best Student, while the runner-up Best Student was Constable 24911 Johnson and most improved student was Constable 24909 Jeffery.From Course No 372: Constable 24949 Singh was awarded Best Student, while the runner-up Best Student was Constable 24941 Rawlins and most improved student was Constable 24963 Yearwood.They all received trophies. The passing out ceremony ended with an entertaining drill display by the new recruits.last_img read more

Wave of optimism sweeps France as World Cup unites nation

first_img0Shares0000France supporters began revelling in Paris hours ahead of the match, with the Eiffel Tower fanzone opening four hours before kickoff © AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAUParis, France, Jul 15 – French fans dared to dream of a World Cup victory on Sunday as they prepared to watch the final on a sunny summer weekend after a tournament that has lifted spirits and led to a rare sense of national unity.Across the country, parks, bars and balconies have been transformed into a sea of blue, white and red flags as football fever sweeps the nation, with a flood of excited fans hungry to watch the action. Much of the younger generation is hoping to taste the same euphoria their parents knew 20 years ago when France won its first World Cup.“They’ve talked so much about ’98 but I wasn’t even born. We’re going to make a new ’98!” said 15-year-old Martin said after the team’s semi-final win this week. Football fever has built over the last four weeks as the country took its young national team to heart, with ecstatic scenes after their semi-final victory.Just a day after France celebrated its Bastille Day national holiday, many families gathered on Sunday to watch from camp sites or hotels, while giant screens have been erected in 230 fan zones across the country under exceptionally tight security.The biggest gathering is at a fanzone beneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris, which police said had reached its maximum capacity of 90,000 people on Sunday a full three hours before kick-off.Marc, 32, and his wife and four-year-old son were among those who went to the fanzone, which is walking distance to the Champs Elysees avenue where all national triumphs are celebrated.“These are rare moments, we have to enjoy them,” he said.On Tuesday, when France beat Belgium to qualify for the final, hundreds of thousands of revellers gathered on the Champs Elysees.And if Les Bleus end up striking gold on Sunday, the numbers will likely be far higher.“It’s very touching to see the whole of France reunited, regardless of where people come from or social class,” said 26-year-old Lea Perier in the northern town of Bayeux as she waited to catch a train to Paris to watch the match with friends. Although she “normally hates football”, Perier found herself swept up in the wave of excitement. And if they win? “I’m going to party in every single street in Paris,” she grins. – ‘Proud to be French’ –The biggest fanzone is in Paris, where 90,000 fans are expected to gather near the Eiffel Tower to watch the match © AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAUWith success on the pitch, a country riven by tensions and still shaken by a string of attacks that have killed nearly 250 people since 2015 has been able to revel in a newfound feeling of togetherness.“We must be proud to be French! We don’t say it enough,” star striker Antoine Griezmann reminded his compatriots on Friday.Despite France’s enviable lifestyle, it has lacked “joie de vivre” for years, with numerous surveys finding the French some of the most pessimistic people on Earth.Much of this is down to decades of high unemployment, mounting public debt and the more-recent homegrown terror threat that has fuelled immigration fears and support for far-right parties.The national football squad, most of whom are non-white, has provided a tonic to a divisive debate about French identity after their impeccable performance on and off the pitch as national ambassadors.“France today is a France full of colours,” star midfielder Paul Pogba said this week. “There are people of many different origins, that’s what makes France so beautiful. We all feel French, we’re happy to wear this shirt.”Such talk has led to inevitable comparisons with 1998 when France last won the World Cup, celebrating diversity with its “Black, Blanc, Beur” (Black, White, north African) team led by Zinedine Zidane.– Political afterglow? –French President Emmanuel Macron joins a crowd shouting support for France on the eve of the World Cup final © POOL/AFP / PHILIPPE WOJAZEROne person desperate for victory will be President Emmanuel Macron, a keen football supporter who will be at the stadium in Moscow with his wife Brigitte.Former president Jacques Chirac enjoyed a surge in popularity following France’s 1998 victory — and Macron too will be hoping for the same amid a poll ratings slump.A World Cup win “could indeed make him appear closer to voters. After all, football is the sport where societal differences are blurred,” said Frederic Dabi of the Ifop polling institute.And a win would likely boost economic growth, with the sportswear industry already enjoying a boom. Fans have been snapping up team jerseys, with the “authentic” Nike version repeatedly selling out despite a 160-euro ($185) price tag.– Terror fears –Fireworks surround the Eiffel Tower for Bastille Day celebrations on Sunday, the day before France plays in the World Cup final © AFP / Lucas BARIOULETDespite the excitement, security will be in the back of fans’ minds after more than three years of deadly attacks, often targeting crowds enjoying a night out.France has deployed 110,000 police and security forces across the country over the weekend.“Everything is being done so the French can live these festive moments with peace of mind, despite the terrorist threat which remains at a high level,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said. In case of a French victory, some 4,000 police officers will be on duty in Paris on Sunday night, and a huge area around the Champs Elysees will be blocked off to traffic for the first time in recent memory.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Donegal creates Celtic Connections in Glasgow

first_imgDonegal was well-represented last week at Tourism Ireland’s first promotional event of 2017. The event, which was held in Glasgow, coincided with Celtic Connections, Scotland’s premier winter music festival.Many of the county’s leading Tourism experience providers were in attendance as well as representation from Donegal Tourism. The event provided businesses and members of the Tourism Sector with an opportunity to meet with leading Scottish tour operators and travel agents, as well local travel and lifestyle journalists.This Business to Business workshop and Networking Event with key travel professionals, proved to be a wonderful platform to promote our tourism offering to potential Scottish holidaymakers.Also in attendance, as an invited guest, was one of Donegal’s favourite sons and resident of Glasgow, International Football Legend Packie Bonner, who proudly flew the Donegal flag.Sarah Meehan, Marketing Officer, Donegal Tourism and Packie BonnerA true gentleman, Packie gave much of his time during his meet and greet duties to the Donegal contingent, and while promoting Ireland in general as a Tourist destination, he paid particular attention to his native county. Barney Mc Laughlin, Head of Donegal Tourism said “Scotland is an important market for Donegal and Celtic Connections presented Donegal with a valuable opportunity for the tourism businesses in Donegal to showcase their offering. Donegal Tourism staff were also on hand to communicate all that is unique and exciting about Donegal.“The interest in Donegal at the moment is phenomenal, with many plaudits being bestowed, including recently named “Coolest Place on the Planet to visit in 2017” by National Geographic; being voted #1 in the Hidden Gems category of Ireland, and the new Star Wars movie being recently filmed in Malin, to name but a few.Shandon Hotel General Manager – Carolynne Harrison networking at Celtic Connections.“All these successes come from the hard work of all involved in making Donegal a World Class Tourist Destination and our message is clear – there has never been a better time to visit Donegal!”If you are a tourism business, located in Donegal, and you wish to get in touch with Donegal TourismContact: sarah@countydonegaltourism.comDonegal creates Celtic Connections in Glasgow was last modified: January 23rd, 2017 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)last_img read more

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused of £2.9m tax fraud in Spain

first_imgManchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been accused of tax evasion in Spain.A claim has been filed against Mourinho alleging two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, during his time managing Real Madrid.A statement released by the prosecutor said the Portuguese owes Spanish authorities €3.3million (£2.9m).It comes a week after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of evading €14.7m (£12.9m) in tax.Ronaldo was alleged to have used an off-shore company to hide a portion of his income from the Spanish tax office.He denies any wrongdoing, however, and is reportedly so outraged by his treatment that he is seeking a move away from Spain this summer. 1 Jose Mourinho last_img read more

The stats that suggests goals are guaranteed between Spurs and Liverpool

first_img Firmino has had a hand in 60 Premier League goals under Klopp, 15 more than any other Liverpool player 2 2 Kane has been directly involved in seven goals in seven Premier League games against Liverpool Tottenham and Liverpool re-start the Premier League season on Saturday.The rivals play each other at Wembley in the 12:30pm game and if these Harry Kane and Roberto Firmino stats are anything to go, goals are guaranteed. Kane, Spurs’ top scoring ace, has been directly involved in seven goals in seven Premier League games against Liverpool, scoring five and creating two.The striker has actually scored three in the last two against the Reds, with two coming in this fixture last season when Tottenham won 4-1, while his late penalty secured a 2-2 draw at Anfield, which was also his 100th Premier League goal.Meanwhile, under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, Firmino has had a hand in 60 Premier League goals. The Brazil international arrived a few months before his boss in 2015, but has scored 37 goals and created 23 with Klopp in charge. That’s 15 more than any other Liverpool player.And while we’re at it, this game is only second to Arsenal v Everton for goals scored in the Premier League (151).In 52 games, there has been 149 goals scored.last_img read more