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Mourinho faces cop warning after training Spurs stars in park despite lockdown

first_img4 Jose Mourinho could be in trouble with police after his training session in the parkCredit: PA:Press AssociationSpurs have also warned their stars not to break social distancing guidelines after two separate videos posted online showed players ignoring the advice to stay at least 6ft apart.A club spokesperson said: “All of our players have been reminded to respect social distancing when exercising outdoors. We shall continue to reinforce this message.”But Tottenham boss Mourinho, who was wearing the club’s official training kit, could face a sterner warning from cops after he was filmed conducting a training drill involving what looked like three players with members of the public just yards away.SunSport understands one of the players was £65million record signing Tanguy Ndombele.An online video showed Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon jogging around the same park much closer together than the government’s recommended two metres apart.And in yet another posting, Serge Aurier could also be seen flouncing the safety measures as he trained closely with a pal.4 Tottenham stars Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez were allegedly spotted jogging as they ignored social distancing orders4 The Tottenham pair were captured on video jogging by a car on the green in close proximityCRACKDOWNOfficial advice during the coronavirus pandemic is that all individuals should stand at least two metres apart at all time, and exercise outdoors can only be undertaken with one other person from your own household.Scotland’s chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood quit her post on Sunday after she was stopped and warned by police while visiting her second home.Several parks in London have already been closed by police in order to avoid people meeting up during the current lockdown.The guidelines state more than two people out together is viewed as “a gathering” and must be dispersed.Police are using new laws to crackdown on those breaking the lockdown and may want to speak to Mourinho about his public training session.Tottenham refused to comment about their maverick manager breaking the guidelines.Give 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/whocareswinsappealMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearBut a club source claims he had only intended to do a fitness session with flop Ndombele – which is still against the measures put in place in a bid to combat coronavirus, which has now claimed 6,159 lives in the UK.The pictures, posted on an Arsenal fan account, appeared with the caption: “Spurs players and manager training at Hadley common (Barnet) today!! They really aren’t doing themselves any favours during this period.”Prem stars Mason Mount, Jack Grealish and Kyle Walker have all landed themselves in hot water after ignoring the government’s advice on social distancing. 4JOSE MOURINHO could face a police warning after he was spotted taking a training session in a London park.Pictures appeared to show the Spurs boss doing drills with three players on Hadley Common in North London yesterday.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updateslast_img read more

In other news: Environmental stories from around the web, November 8, 2019

first_imgThere are many important conservation and environmental stories Mongabay isn’t able to cover.Here’s a digest of some of the significant developments from the week.If you think we’ve missed something, feel free to add it in the comments.Mongabay does not vet the news sources below, nor does the inclusion of a story on this list imply an endorsement of its content. Tropical forestsResearchers have found a species of dragonfly in Costa Rica that was previously unknown to science (Sci-News).Less funding goes into protecting the Congo rainforest compared to its counterparts in South America and Southeast Asia (CIFOR Forests News).Researchers use a 325-meter (1,070-foot) tower to study the canopy of the Amazon (New Scientist).Locusts are threatening crops already struggling as a result of drought (Sustainability Times).Top palm oil producers are investing heavily in a radar system aimed at stopping deforestation (Reuters).Rubber is driving deforestation in Cameroon (France24).A Malaysian state chief is calling on farmers and plantation workers to help in the fight against poaching, after three elephants were killed in five weeks (Malay Mail).After the signing of a peace accord in Colombia, researchers now have the access necessary to protect the endangered wax palm, the country’s national tree (The New York Times).Rafts of research show the value that indigenous communities bring in protecting the forest (Los Angeles Times).A “mast fruiting” event in Malaysia has spurred an effort by conservationists to save threatened tree species (Science Magazine).Other newsPresident Trump has begun the year-long process of pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accords, a move critics have called “reprehensible” and “sad” (Mother Jones, The Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times).Emissions of gas that damages the ozone layer are sliding after a recent rise (The New York Times).Lionfish have moved into the Atlantic Ocean, threatening native communities (Biographic).Conservation and indigenous groups in Canada consider wiping out all fish in a lake to get rid of invasive species (Hakai Magazine).Coal-fired power plants in the U.S. will soon be able to allow more toxic chemicals to seep into water sources with new rule changes from the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (The New York Times, The Washington Post).China is set to release plans for a new national park system, raising questions in the conservation community (Biographic).North American mussel populations are battling a new form of cancer that comes from invasive species from Europe and South America (The New York Times).Wildfires are worse in areas where invasive grasses have moved in (The New York Times).Thousands of scientists lay out a six-step plan to address the climate “emergency” (The Washington Post).Making the world a more equitable place could help address issues like climate change, a researcher says (The New York Times).The researcher who argued first that fish could feel pain has died at age 52 (The New York Times).Australia moves to outlaw climate-related protests in an apparent bid to protect the country’s coal sector (The New York Times).Banner image of a lionfish by Rhett A. Butler/Mongabay.FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by John Cannon Conservation, Environment, Weekly environmental news update center_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Any illegal fishing going on around here? Ask an albatross

first_imgAnimals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Fish, Fisheries, Fishing, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Illegal Fishing, Law Enforcement, Marine Animals, Marine Biodiversity, Marine Conservation, Marine Ecosystems, Marine Protected Areas, Monitoring, Overfishing, Research, Saltwater Fish, Wildlife Albatrosses fitted with tiny radar-detecting trackers can help spot fishing vessels that have gone “dark” by turning off their AIS onboard tracking systems, a new study has found.Over a six-month period, 169 wandering and Amsterdam albatrosses fitted with GPS trackers covered more than 47 million square kilometers in the southern Indian Ocean, detecting radar signals from 353 different boats in the process.In international waters, 37% of the boats had no AIS signal, a clue they could be engaged in illegal activity; within countries’ exclusive economic zones, nearly 26% of the boats were without an AIS signal.The findings suggest the seabirds could be deployed to patrol the ocean for vessels operating illegally, complementing a growing body of detection methods. There are plenty of ways to hide in the open ocean if you want to fish unnoticed. Many fishing boats do just that. They turn off their public tracking systems to mask their activities in locations they’re not supposed to be in, such as within marine protected areas or in the waters of a country they aren’t authorized to enter.But researchers have come up with a new way of surveilling these ships: recruiting large albatrosses. Fitted with tiny radar-detecting trackers, the birds can help spot fishing vessels that have gone “dark” by switching off their onboard automatic identification system (AIS). In a six-month pilot study, the birds detected illegal or undeclared boats within both national exclusive economic zones (EEZs) and international waters, across a vast area of the ocean, the researchers report in a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.“There is wonderful elegance in using birds to monitor fishing vessels, largely because these vessels threaten some bird populations,” David Kroodsma, director of research for the online vessel tracking platform Global Fishing Watch, who was not involved in the study, told Mongabay. “It is great to see teamwork with nature.”A wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans). Image by JJ Harrison via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).All ships weighing 300 gross tons or more are required to carry an AIS, which transmits details via satellite about the ship’s identity, location, direction and speed to stations on the shore, other ships, and aircraft. But AIS signals can go missing. This could be unintentional, as when a ship passes through a region with weak satellite reception. Or a boat’s crew may intentionally turn its AIS system off to conceal its tracks.Most vessel crews leave their marine radars on, though. Radar signals help them detect other ships, maneuver around obstacles, and avoid collisions. But these signals have a small range and are detectable only within a few miles, keeping the vessels largely “dark.”Enter the albatrosses. These large seabirds are attracted to fishing boats, especially ones with bait and offal on offer. It’s this attraction that could make the birds good patrollers of the ocean, or ocean sentinels, the researchers speculated.Henri Weimerskirch, a marine ornithologist at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France, and his colleagues tested out their concept with wandering (Diomedea exulans) and Amsterdam (Diomedea amsterdamensis) albatrosses. Between November 2018 and May 2019, they taped small radar-detecting GPS loggers, which they had developed over three years, on the backs of 169 albatrosses from the islands of Crozet, Kerguelen, and Amsterdam in the southern Indian Ocean.An endangered Amsterdam albatross (Diomedea amsterdamensis) in flight. Image by Vincent Legendre via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).In a previous study, the team had shown that the GPS loggers can pick up radar signals from ships and transmit them to satellites whenever the birds are within five kilometers of the vessels. In the latest study, the team expanded this work to see if birds carrying these loggers could spot fishing vessels without detectable AIS signals. And the albatrosses did.During the six-month period, the birds made multiple foraging trips to the sea, covering an area of more than 47 million square kilometers (18 million square miles) and detecting radar signals from 353 different boats in the process. About 100 of these boats had no AIS signal, suggesting they could be operating illegally. In international waters, 37% of the boats had no AIS signal; within countries’ EEZs, nearly 26% were without an AIS signal. None of the vessels operating around South Africa’s Prince Edward Islands, for example, had an associated AIS signal.“Contrary to what we thought there is a large proportion of boats without AIS in EEZs and therefore a large proportion of illegal boats,” said Alexandre Corbeau, a doctoral student at CNRS and a co-author of the study. “Outside the EEZs we knew that there would be a higher proportion of undeclared vessels but this is the first time that we have a real estimate that shows the importance of undeclared fishing in the South Indian Ocean.”How many of the fishing vessels without AIS in the study were operating illegally needs to be confirmed.One constraint on deploying armadas of albatross spies is that the extent of the ocean the birds can patrol is limited by the area they forage and live in. How frequently the birds patrol the same area also remains to be seen.“Each bird can only ‘see’ an area that is a few tens of kilometers across at any given moment, and the ocean is thousands of times larger than that, meaning the birds can only monitor a small part of the ocean at one given moment,” Kroodsma said. “I think that means that you will get lots of snapshots of where vessels are, but you might not track every vessel, and you likely can’t track many vessels over time.”There are other technologies that can monitor the presence of dark ships. These include satellites equipped with optical sensors that can snap high-resolution images on low-cloud-cover days, or with synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) sensors that can see through clouds. But these, too, provide only snapshots and are limited to when the satellites are overhead and turned on, Kroodsma said.The value of having a variety of technologies, he added, is the potential to combine them together to get a complete picture of what vessels are doing on the ocean.A wandering albatross on Prion Island in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Image by Andrew Shiva via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).The tagged albatrosses can also help pinpoint areas where the seabirds interact with fisheries. This is important, the researchers said, because 15 of the 22 albatross species are threatened, including the two used in the study, and hundreds of thousands of these birds are estimated to drown each year when they get caught on the baited hooks of fishing gear. The study found some patterns: only 10% of the birds did not encounter a fishing vessel while out foraging; adult albatrosses were more likely to fly closer to fishing vessels than younger birds; and wandering albatrosses approached fishing boats more frequently than Amsterdam albatrosses.Could the use of loggers put the threatened albatrosses at greater risk? The researchers say that’s unlikely. The loggers weigh between 55 and 65 grams (1.9 and 2.3 ounces), less than 1% of the birds’ body weight. “This is much less than the recommended 3%,” Corbeau said.The loggers are also difficult to spot with the naked eye because they’re attached on the birds’ backs with plumage-colored tape, he added. So fishers would have a hard time identifying tagged birds.“The beacons transmit the information 5 kilometers [3 miles] from the boat, so long before the birds are visible from the boat,” he said. “It should also be noted that hundreds of birds are permanently behind the boats and therefore locating an albatross equipped is very difficult.”A wandering albatross chick on its nest on Possession Island in the Crozet archipelago of the southern Indian Ocean. The species is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. Image by Alain Ricci via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).Shreya Dasgupta is an independent science writer based in Bangalore, India. Follow her on Twitter @ShreyaDasgupta.Citation:Weimerskirch, H., Collet, J., Corbeau, A., Pajot, A., Hoarau, F., Marteau, C., … Patrick, S. C. (2020). Ocean sentinel albatrosses locate illegal vessels and provide the first estimate of the extent of nondeclared fishing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201915499. doi:10.1073/pnas.1915499117 Article published by Rebecca Kesslercenter_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more

Olivier Thill : “Si j’étais Vincent, je ne retournerais pas à Metz”

first_imgCe match retour dans votre barrage contre Tom Tomsk ne vous a-t-il pas un peu usé mentalement ? Sébastien, votre aîné, aurait encore sa place dans cet entrejeu ? C’était une saison difficile mais on s’est maintenu, et oui, c’était le plus important. On va pouvoir profiter des vacances et recommencer à bosser pour éviter de revivre ça la saison prochaine. L’objectif sera de faire beaucoup mieux. Septième ou huitième, ce ne serait pas mal. Avec toutes ces émotions, avez-vous pu vous soucier un peu de la sélection et du match contre Madagascar ? Olivier Thill, sauvé avec Oufa, a retrouvé la sélection lundi soir. Pour reprendre les clefs du jeu, qu’il va désormais devoir partager avec… son frère, qui a bien grandi. Oui, on peut faire dix ans avec ce milieu de terrain. Cela fait presque deux saisons que ce groupe ne change presque pas. On va travailler sur cela, surtout parce qu’on est vraiment une bande de copains et que sans ça, on ne peut absolument rien faire. Non mais attendez, là, je ne peux pas parler que de mon frère et moi. Il y a aussi “Kiki” (Martins) –tiens, d’ailleurs, mes dirigeants à Oufa m’ont posé des questions sur lui– Danel (Sinani), Leo (Barreiro)… Il y a pas mal de gens finalement pour prendre ce rôle. Moi, je bosse juste pour être dans le onze de base. Et qui a raté un penalty. Dommage. Mais le but qu’il met, c’est un but typique de mon frère à l’heure actuelle. Il a une super frappe, et en ce moment, tout ce qu’il fait porte ses fruits. Voilà Oufa sauvé. Un gros soulagement ? Oui, il peut y revenir. Il y croit. Mais il ne se pose pas trop de questions non plus. Il fait sa vie. Il est heureux aussi comme ça. Mais j’aimerais tellement faire un match avec mes deux frères à côté de moi… Il était heureux à Pau, il s’y était fait plein de copains, mais il ne peut pas rester là-bas ! Après, à Metz… Moi, je vois plutôt son football fait pour l’Espagne ou l’Allemagne. Il ne veut pas trop retourner à Metz. En tout cas, moi, personnellement, je n’y retournerais pas, parce que j’ai l’impression que l’on ne compte pas trop sur lui. Sacrée génération, hein ?center_img Qui de vous deux va prendre le jeu à son compte dans cette sélection, à partir de maintenant ? Ouf… Je ne sais pas. C’est bien si lui peut le faire. Je pense d’ailleurs qu’il a tout ce qu’il faut pour le faire. Moi, ce qui m’intéresse, c’est de jouer, pas d’être le leader. Et si je peux jouer avec mon frère, c’est encore mieux. Lui fait de bons trucs sur le côté en ce moment. Même si c’est un n°10 et que cela restera toujours un n°10, ça le libère d’être à droite en ce moment. Ça lui fait du bien. Qui a marqué un but sublime. Deux leaders techniques, pour un pays comme le Luxembourg, ce serait du luxe… Doit-il donc retourner à Metz, en Ligue1, ou plutôt trouver un autre challenge ? J’ai regardé un peu le match et j’ai échangé quelques messages avec Chris (Philipps), Laurent (Jans) et mon frère… De mon côté, j’aimerais en profiter pour confirmer ma place de titulaire et, surtout, améliorer mes statistiques, parce qu’un but et deux passes, même si mes attaquants ont été un peu maladroits, ce n’est pas suffisant. On a été très mauvais sur le terrain de Tom Tomsk. Moi, je suis sorti à la pause parce que le coach considérait que c’était de ma faute si on jouait mal. Bon, il y a des jours comme ça. Mais on a vraiment très mal joué. Le terrain était pourri. On n’a pas joué. Et même pas tiré une seule fois au but. Tout le monde n’a fait que balancer. Et en plus, notre gardien s’est fait expulser. Les dernières minutes ont été un peu tendues. Entretien avec Julien Mollereau Partagerlast_img read more

Davis turns ankle, but Pelicans roll to 10th straight win

first_imgNew Orleans, which has played well since losing center DeMarcus Cousins to a season-ending injury in January, kept rolling without Davis, although the Kings made a brief run late in the fourth.Buddy Hield hit a 3-pointer to pull Sacramento within 103-94 with 3:12 left, but Nikola Mirotic and Jrue Holiday both hit 3s and combined for 11 straight points to help the Pelicans pull away.“We can do that against teams like this,” Davis said. “But to better ourselves we have to do a better job, at least when I was in there, to make sure that we execute our game plans and don’t play down to the level of our competition. We went out there and thought it was going to be an easy game.”Mirotic scored 26 points with 10 rebounds, Holiday had 23 points and eight assists, and E’Twaun Moore added 15 points.The 10-game winning streak matches the Pelicans’ franchise record set Jan. 9-26, 2011. New Orleans has scored 100 or more points in each of the wins, setting another team record.ADVERTISEMENT No stopping Rockets as they roll to 17th straight victory Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Hield had 20 points while Zach Randolph added 19 points and five rebounds for Sacramento.The Kings, who have lost six of eight, played the final 42 minutes without point guard De’Aaron Fox. He left early in the first quarter due to lower back stiffness.“It seemed like everything was real difficult,” Sacramento coach Dave Joerger said. “We missed a lot of open shots also, which certainly would have helped.”Ian Clark’s 16-foot jumper and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions capped a 12-4 run to end the first and put the Pelicans up 32-21.With Davis getting a lengthy rest on the bench for most of the second quarter, New Orleans extended its advantage to 49-29 on another deep shot from Clark. Holiday later scored eight consecutive points and Davis added a late three-point play to help the Pelicans take a 62-44 halftime lead.MIROTIC’S MOMENTMirotic made 10 of 12 shots and is shooting 56.3 percent over his last four games.“I’ve been taking a lot of extra work to get my confidence back because I was (in) a little struggle in the beginning with my shots,” Mirotic said. “Now it seems that I did get my rhythm.”GOING HOMEThe Pelicans get a break with eight of their next nine in New Orleans after playing eight of their past 11 on the road. They’re in the thick of the playoff race in the Western Conference.“We knew that this would be a real difficult stretch,” Gentry said. “The thing that we wanted to do is just give ourselves an opportunity at the end of games to win on the road. We’ve done a good job with that.”TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans has won seven straight road games, one shy of the franchise record set in 2007-08. … The Pelicans shot 60.9 percent (14 of 23) in the opening quarter. LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Although X-rays taken on Davis’ ankle were negative, coach Alvin Gentry sounded cautious.“Won’t know anything until tomorrow,” Gentry said. “They took X-rays but couldn’t really tell a lot from the X-rays, so we’ll go back home and I’m sure he’ll have an MRI at some stage tomorrow and we’ll have more information.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDavis went down after battling Kosta Koufos for a rebound. The five-time All-Star winced and grabbed at his ankle before slowly getting to his feet. Davis remained in the game briefly before being taken to the Pelicans locker room with 3:11 left in the third. He did not return and appeared to be getting fitted for a walking boot after the game.“I feel fine but they’ll have the team doctor look at it tomorrow and go from there,” Davis said. “Any time you twist an ankle it hurts, especially coming off somebody’s foot because you really don’t have any protection. It was sore. I just wanted to make sure everything was fine.”center_img Kings: Willie Cauley-Stein missed his third straight game with a lower back strain.UP NEXTPelicans: Host Washington on Friday night.Kings: Host Orlando on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis grabs his ankle after going down during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Davis left the court and didn’t return to the game as the Pelicans went on to win 114-101. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Anthony Davis has been at the heart of New Orleans’ franchise record-tying 10-game winning streak. It’s possible the Pelicans will have to go for No. 11 without their career scoring leader.Davis scored 17 points before rolling his left ankle and leaving in the third quarter of a 114-101 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings MOST READlast_img read more

It’s an annual tradition for LeBron James: The NBA Finals

first_imgCleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James fields questions before an NBA basketball practice, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Oakland. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. — LeBron James spent Memorial Day with his kids enjoying some barbecue. Once the grill got turned off, the television went on and he tuned in to study Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.Golden State at Houston.ADVERTISEMENT James had no doubt who would win.“Going against the Warriors in the last three years in the finals, I kind of figured or thought that they could get it done,” James said. “Just because of the 18 of a possible 21 finals games that I’ve played against them in the last three years, I figured that they could make it happen. Just their championship DNA.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHe was right. And Warriors-Cavs IV now awaits.The NBA Finals are now as much a part of James’ calendar each year as birthdays and holidays. He’s always there, now eight consecutive years and counting, the last four of those with the Warriors standing in the way of James and his Cleveland Cavaliers. Game 1 is Thursday night, and even with James playing at absurd levels the Cavs find themselves as significant underdogs. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Contrast that to now where he’s shooting fadeaway 3s from 30 feet to close games out,” Kerr said. “I think his confidence level in his shot is the biggest thing. But I think it is pretty remarkable when you’ve got a guy who is already considered one of the top few players ever to play the game can make that much improvement late in his career. It’s a testament to his work ethic and to his work on his skillset.”The Warriors have more talent, by a very wide margin. They have four All-Stars — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. They have former MVPs in Curry and Durant. They have a former Finals MVP coming off their bench, or rather they will when Andre Iguodala returns from the bone bruise that has kept him sidelined of late.The Cavaliers have James.That represents hope. He makes the Cavs better. He even makes the Warriors better.“LeBron’s one of those guys that in order for you to be great like that, you’ve got to do it, day after day after day,” Durant said. “A lot of people don’t have that mental capacity to even think about being that great every day, you know what I’m saying? So that’s inspiration right there. That’s just motivation to be the best that you can be as well.”Once that TV went on Monday night, James locked in on this series.Around-the-clock treatment on his body Tuesday, including 4 1/2 hours of it on the team’s flight to San Francisco. Treatment and workouts on Wednesday. Treatments and pregame shooting on Thursday. Then game time.Unlike that Rockets-Warriors game, he doesn’t know what will happen in Game 1.But he’s ready. He’s always ready.“The level that I can play at is to be seen, but the level that I put into the game and put into my craft is who I am,” James said. “So numbers and things like that kind of take care of itself. But for me, I understand and I know how much I put into the game. So everything else is OK.” LATEST STORIES 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img James is averaging 34 points, 9.2 rebounds and 8.8 assists in these playoffs. Anything less than that, and he’d have a lot more time for those barbecues with his kids. And in this series, even more might be required if he’s to win his fourth ring in the past seven years.“He doesn’t walk around acting like he’s carrying a team, like he’s carrying an organization,” Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver said. “He doesn’t walk around like that. I mean, he knows he’s LeBron James, and he knows who he is. But he’s really for all of his teammates. He’s always talking to guys, trying to help them get better. He’s a really great leader.”That’s one of the countless areas where James has gotten better — one of the countless reasons why the finals are now an annual rite for him.Warriors coach Steve Kerr remembers watching the last Miami-San Antonio title matchup in 2014 when the Spurs basically dared James to shoot the ball from the perimeter by sliding under every screen the Heat would set for him.The Spurs won that series in five games. They made it look easy at times, too.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Tiger Woods hopes he’s close to putting his game together In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READlast_img read more

Porto beats Roma 3-1 to reach Champions League quarterfinals

first_img“You can’t make such a mistake in certain matches. There’s VAR and the referee didn’t even go to see it. For me it’s a disgrace, because when the team gives its utmost on the pitch it can’t go out in this way.”There was also a decisive penalty in the other match of the night, as Marcus Rashford’s injury-time spot kick sent Manchester United through with a 3-1 win at Paris Saint-Germain, overturning a two-goal deficit.In the Estadio do Dragao, Porto needed to fight back from a 2-1 loss in Rome and attacked from the start.It took a deserved lead in the 26th minute when Marega rolled the ball across the box for Tiquinho Soares to tap in from close range.That would have sent Porto through on the away goals rule but Roma levelled 11 minutes later after Diego Perotti was brought down by Eder Militao and Daniele De Rossi converted the resulting penalty, sending fellow veteran Casillas the wrong way following a stuttering run-up.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Porto forward Moussa Marega celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League round of 16, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Porto and AS Roma at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)PORTO, Portugal—Alex Telles scored a penalty in extra time to send Porto into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 victory over Roma on Wednesday, overturning a one-goal deficit from the first leg.Telles converted the spot kick two minutes from time after Alessandro Florenzi had been penalized following a video review for pulling back Fernando.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history That sent Porto through 4-3 on aggregate and left Florenzi in tears at the final whistle. The Italy defender was consoled by Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas.“We deserve to qualify, we were better. Belief was what made the difference,” Porto midfielder Hector Herrera said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsRoma had had several chances to level in extra time and also had a penalty appeal of its own turned down late after the referee decided a silent check by VAR was enough to determine that Moussa Marega had not fouled Patrik Schick.“We could have made it 2-2 on several occasions and gone through,” Roma defender Kostas Manolas said. “Then they blew for a penalty and then they didn’t give another which for us was clear. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Real Madrid’s European reign ends with shock loss to Ajax MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. De Rossi then limped off on the stroke of halftime with a muscular injury and was replaced by Lorenzo Pellegrini.Porto had ended the first half on top, with Herrera forcing a fine save from Robin Olsen, and it started the second period in the same vein.And the Portuguese champions retook the lead seven minutes after the break when Marega volleyed in Jesus Corona’s cross from close range.Roma went close to equalizing on several occasions and Edin Dzeko saw an effort cleared from off the line by Pepe shortly before Porto’s penalty.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

The controversial nature of contracts at the Education Ministry

first_imgDear Editor,I pen this letter to highlight the controversial nature of how contracts are being handled at the Ministry of Education, particularly by the Head of Buildings, Mr. Ron Eastman.Indeed, I find it ironic that after his troubled career as Deputy City Engineer, including suspension by the Council (Guyana Chronicle, September 26, 2017), Mr. Eastman somehow found himself in charge of the engineering division of a much larger Government agency.It appears that Mr. Eastman remains the same person when it comes to competence, but with no oversight to sanction him. There have been several instances, for example, wherein I and other contractors who have completed works at the Ministry scheduled meetings with Mr. Eastman, only to turn up and have him walk past us, making a loud statement that he is not meeting anybody. This is with him being fully aware that contractors are indebted to others, while he continues to withhold payments months after the jobs have been completed (in my case, payments for petty jobs done over five months ago).What I have found even more questionable is that these jobs are now given primarily to contractors who previously worked with the Mayor and City Council, and more than 60 per cent of the contractors who worked with the Ministry of Education are now shut out of contracts from that agency.It’s not to say that I don’t expect other contractors to be given jobs, but to shut out 60 per cent of us when we have all the necessary documentation, and accept new people because of seeming familiarity, is a grave injustice being handed down to us.I solemnly believe that many of these issues are facilitated through poor management by the superiors of this Ministry. There is much talk about integrating Information Communication Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning processes of the Education system, but wouldn’t a good place to start be with the staff of the Ministry?Currently, in trying to do business with them, you walk from office to office before completing one transaction.Then there are the bills that this Ministry issues. I would suggest that the Minister takes some time to set up a team to assess the type of bills leaving this Ministry, because it is quite obvious that Mr. Hinds and his procurement department are not doing a proper job. What I have found with several bills is that the bills are so flawed that, upon purchase on numerous occasions, staff of the procurement department would have to call you to collect a new bill in exchange for the faulty document they had given you initially.Now, mind you, these bills leave Mr. Eastman’s office and pass through Mr. Hinds’ office through rigorous processing; yet, still, we read weeding and cleaning bills asking for VAT certificates and electrical compliance; or petty works bills asking for 15 years’ experience.I am not one to bash ministers or the Government, but I would close by recommending that Minister N. Henry pay a little more attention to her ministry, because quite a lot is spiralling out of control; which would not have been the case if competent people were doing the work that we, the taxpayers, pay for.I now close by stating that I hope other Guyanese like me would spend some time shedding light on the injustices that we receive at the hands of our fellow Guyanese; for it begs the question: With oil on the way, will it get any better for us?Regards,Concerned Citizen.last_img read more

GIA Team Identifies with Underprivileged

first_imgThe Golden Image Award Committee has brought smiles to children and adults in several communities in Monrovia and its environs.The team, led by Ambassador Juli Endee of the Liberia Crusaders for Peace, distributed several usable items including television sets, used clothes, mobile phones, Mp3 players, cameras, books, fans, generators, radios, tee-shirts, and money.The distributions were carried out in Paynesville Red-Light (Tortoise Base), West Point, Peace Island and PHP communities. Hot meals were also provided  to children and adults.Ambassador Endee said the GIA is held to provide a unique opportunity to recognize individuals who have contributed to building a generation of leaders whose examples can be applied to leave positive legacies in Liberia, as a member of the global village.“This year’s program is to identify and reach out to you as well as share gifts and eat together as one big family,” she told the beneficiaries at each of the visiting points. Amb. Endee noted that this year’s GIA celebration coincided with the breakout of the deadly disease Ebola in the country.   She,  therefore, warned them about the seriousness of the disease. She told the various communities to take preventive measures to protect themselves from the virus. “To prevent ourselves from this sickness,” Ambassador Endee told them, “we must wash our hands with soap at all times and cook our food properly.” She urged them to pass on the information about Ebola and its prevention to friends and family members.Ambassador Endee, however, cautioned those in churches to take the Ebola seriously. “Ebola is an  emergency issue; so I make this appeal to all churches:  please don’t blame a person who is showing the symptoms of Ebola on witchcraft. It will be better to take the person to the nearby clinic with protective covering or you contact the Ministry of Health to find a solution to that problem,” she said. Responding to the gesture by the GIA, many of the beneficiaries expressed appreciation, pointing out that GIA ‘s identifying with them has made clearer the objectives of the organization.  They assured Ambassador Endee that they would ensure that preventive measures about Ebola are carried to all their people in the four communities.Madam Endee, meanwhile, disclosed that this year’s GIA celebration will take the award to the communities to solicit support and participation from Liberians.The ground breaking ceremony is scheduled for today, Monday, in Bomi County, with the construction of a monument of the image of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.On the reasons for the monument to be built in Bomi, Ambassador Endee said, “The image will be built in Bomi County because the image of the GIA is President Sirleaf who is from Bomi County, and also we have found a suitable place for the monument.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Criminal, financial sanctions to be handled by Police

first_imgCity Hall CoIWhile noting that it is currently looking at implementing recommendations made from the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into City Hall, the Local Government Commission (LGC) has stated that the measures which require further criminal and financial probes will be referred to the relevant agencies.In a statement on Tuesday, the Commission said it continues to pursue the clearest possible resolution of several findings and recommendations that have emerged from the CoI into the administration, operation and management of theTown Clerk Royston Kingfinancial affairs of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown.After several weeks of hearing, the one-man Commission handed over its report containing several recommendations. Since then, the Commission has been tasked with deliberating and taking decisions to ensure that these recommendations are dealt with, whilst ensuring that established good industrial relations principles are adhered to during the conduct of this proceeding.“While the Local Government Commission will proceed to implement the administrative measures that we have deliberated on and agreed to, separate measures will be referred for either criminal or financial investigation and action as may be warranted,” the LGC stated.Moreover, the Commission noted that in deliberating on the recommendations, a decision was taken during a statutory meeting of the Commission on December 20, 2018 that in keeping with the rules of natural justice, letters should be sent to several officers outlining the findings of the CoI against them, requesting that they respond in writing to these findings and attend meetings organised by the Commission to address these responses whilst being given an opportunity to be heard.Several officers, the LGC noted, requested additional time to respond and this was granted. Over the course of the next two weeks, the Commission will meet withCity Hallthese officers and deliberate on the responses before any action is taken.Failure to addressHowever, even as the LGC continues to deliberate on the recommendations made by retired Justice Cecil Kennard, it failed to address recent concerns raised regarding these meetings of the Commission.People’s Progressive Party’s Commissioner, Carol Sooba, recently disclosed that she was barred from a meeting of the Commission since one of the recommendations was that she should be paid her benefits as a former employee of City Hall.Sooba confirmed that she was asked by her fellow Commissioners to recuse herself from a particular meeting where those discussions would be convened. While noting that the committee was disgruntled about this recommendation, Sooba said she was told afterwards that she cannot sit on the meeting to discuss other matters upon the persistence of the Chairman, Mortimer Mingo and Vice-Chairman, Andrew Garnet.“They would have wanted me to take out things from the report…They told me I would have to recuse myself when they have to discuss my benefits and I said that was fine.That’s good but then the Chairman and Vice Chairman insisted that I should not sit through any meetings for the entire report… I’m a constitutional office-holder.I am a Commissioner. I recused myself from my matter [but] there is no issue on any other matter that I should recuse myself but for some reason, they want me to recuse myself from the entire thing,” Sooba told Guyana Times just over a week ago.Meanwhile, commenting on the matter, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall said that no one from the Commission can prevent a constitutionally elected Commissioner from preforming respective duties.“I reject such a notion because the Local Government Commission is simply engaged in considering the report and possibly, to recommend or implement these recommendations. The Commission is not making any findings. Those findings have already been made by the CoI. I cannot imagine how Sooba’s presence can influence our prejudice,” said Nandlall.This was backed by Sooba’s fellow Commissioner, Clinton Collymore, who further indicated, “There are other reasons for this. One of the reasons is that she was at the municipality for a very long time and she has some institutional knowledge as to what is going on and they don’t want that exposed”.Some of the officers were requested by the LGC to present themselves for further inquiry, which was presented in the Inquiry’s final report, inked with 31 recommendations.Disciplinary actions were instated for Town Clerk Royston King, Acting Town Clerk Sharon Harry Munroe, Internal Auditor Omadeily Newton, City Constable Andrew Foo, Human Resources Manager Paula Braithwaite, among others.last_img read more