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La Real exceeds 35,000 members

first_imgThe moment so exciting that the realistic team is going through, fighting for the Champions League and at the gates of being able to play their first Cup final in 32 years, has surely influenced this inflation of the number of members. This same Thursday the barrier of 35,000 members and partners in the realistic family has been overcome, placing the exact number at 35,004. This means that with this number of subscribers, 92.25% of the capacity of the new Real field is completed, According to the data that the realistic club forms, and without the visiting area, which cannot be sold among them members and must be available for the club that visits San Sebastián.The reality is that the climate that has been generated in the Reale Arena has also had its influence on the increase in subscribers. Because the atmosphere now in the Real’s house has nothing to do with the athletic tracks. The stands now roar, cheer, squeeze and, above all, enjoy the games. And then if Real helps with victories, everything goes better, of course. It is no coincidence that the percentage of victories at home of the Real has doubled in recent games compared to other seasons. Then there is another factor that cannot be ignored, the possibility that the Real can qualify for the final of the Copa del Rey, because the club in that case would draw a ticket for that final among its subscribers, and nobody wants to stay out of that raffle and the possibility of being able to travel to Seville on April 18. The data of members of the Real Sociedad begin to scare. A few years ago it was unthinkable that 30,000 members could be reached in a club like the San Sebastian. In fact, The number of 25,000 subscribers was seen as a success. But those times were left behind with the remodeling of the Anoeta stadium and the 40,000 seats that Reale Arena now has. Because the forecasts handled by the president of the Royal, Jokin Aoerribay, have even been exceeded. The area businessman always argued that the expansion of the stadium capacity would be accompanied by a considerable increase in the number of partners, taking into account the waiting list they were handling and that the worst visibility areas of the previous Anoeta were usually empty. The improvement of the experience of seeing the Real in the Reale Arena has been noticed, and the fans have responded as expected in the club. To the point of overcoming the barrier of 35,000 members, a surprising figure and with which the stadium would be filled before the reform. Moreover, there would be someone who would have to stay out, because it had capacity for 32,000 spectators.last_img read more

Iniesta leaving Barcelona after 16 seasons

first_imgCarpio 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 Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Iniesta joined Barcelona’s youth academy when he was 12. He went on to become one of the best players in its history, helping the team win 31 titles — a club record he shares with Lionel Messi.After winning the Copa del Rey with a goal last weekend, Iniesta is expected to get one more trophy with Barcelona on the cusp of clinching the Spanish league title.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Pelicans’ Holiday playing with ‘rage’ after finding peace In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ F.C. Barcelona player Andres Iniesta reacts during a news conference announcing he is leaving the club, in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, April. 27, 2018. Andres Iniesta says that he will leave Barcelona this summer after 16 trophy-packed seasons with the Spanish club. Iniesta, who turns 34 on May 11, says Friday “this season is the last.” (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)BARCELONA, Spain — Andres Iniesta is leaving Barcelona after 16 trophy-filled seasons with the Spanish soccer club.“This season is the last,” Iniesta announced on Friday in an emotional news conference attended by most of his teammates, his family, and club executives.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ After regaining his composure, he added, “I have spent all my life here at this club and it is not easy to leave.“The club has placed its confidence in me and considered me a player who is honest with myself and the club, and I said that if I am not able to give it all to my club that has given everything to me that I wouldn’t be happy.”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 crownIniesta, who turns 34 on May 11, said he intends to continue playing but did not reveal what his next club will be. Local media report he is going to a Chinese club.“I have always said that I would never compete against my club, so all the options outside Europe are open,” Iniesta said. “When the season is over we will know my choice.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Brownlee injury worries Mighty

first_imgPhilippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Apinan leads balanced attack in Makati’s 12th straight victory Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—As the quarterfinal round of the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship rolls around Thursday night here (Friday morning in Manila), Mighty Sports faces a mild concern: Justin Brownlee is hurting, and the team has to figure out how to proceed without him.The team was set to battle Oil Sports Club of Iraq at press time at Shabab Al Ahli Club, but no one could tell if Brownlee will see action—in the quarterfinals and moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Coach Charles Tiu and coteam owner Caesar Wongchuking will decide an hour before their 9 p.m. (1 a.m. Friday Manila time) showdown if they will let the charismatic import play.If Brownlee’s injury is serious, one thing is certain.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“He said he can play, but we won’t force him,” said Wongchuking.Though Brownlee has taken the medicines needed to ease the pain, there’s still a slight swelling on his left knee—a result of a bad fall following a hard collision with a rugged Al Wahda defender in the team’s 85-81 win on Tuesday. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View commentslast_img read more

Ganta City Needs LNP Zonal Status

first_imgThe Regional Commander of the Liberia National Police, Morris Teaman says the commercial city of Ganta needs a zonal status to cope with the current caseload because of the population.In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer on August 31, he said the city of Ganta is growing in population, and also in commercial activity and therefore it needs several depots to prevent crimes and manage other activities in the city.He said even though the crime rate in Ganta, as well as mob violence, were dropping, the city is growing with a lot of activities, including hotels, banking, and it is necessary to increase the number of police depots to withstand any future tension.He disclosed that the police depot in the slum community, of Congo, has been closed because it was located on a private property and the owner demanded the property.The Congo Community is situated in the heart of Ganta and it is reported that local gangsters and other illegal drugs use it as their den.Ganta has several commercial banks, a growing number of hotels, with entertainment facilities. The city is also situated at the Liberian border with the Republic of Guinea.Residents have complained about the police officers’ ineffective response to the occurrence of crimes in the city of Ganta.Meanwhile, the United States funded “Mitigating Local Dispute in Liberia . (MLDL)” program has donated a used pickup (Toyota Hilux, 2 cabins) to the Ganta Police Detail to enhance their operations.The MLDL program is covering Nimba, Lofa, Bong and Grand Gedeh. The program is helping stakeholders, including security actors and civilians to mitigate local disputes through dialogue and also settle issues that have the propensity to cause insecurity in the county, through a channel called “early warning system.”Meanwhile, Regional Commander Teaman has hailed the MLDL and the people of the United States for their donation, which he said will surely improve their movements across Ganta and its environs.He also urged other potential partners to follow the example of MLDL, saying, “Our task as security officers in this region is huge and we need more vehicles and other logistics to enhance our movements.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Chief Justice: “NEC Will Be Blamed for Runoff Delay”

first_imgNEC Lawyers arrival at the courtBy Abednego Davis and David S. MenjorThe Supreme Court will on Monday November 6 render their opinion as to whether or not they will issue the writ of Prohibition compelling the National Elections Commission (NEC) to stop all activities leading to the conduct of the runoff election, pending the outcome of the Liberty part’s complaint of election irregularities, frauds and violation of the constitutional rights of several Liberians during the October 10 presidential and legislative elections.At the much anticipated hearing on Friday, November 3 at the Supreme Court that was held to determine whether or not the Supreme Court should issue the Writ of Prohibition on the conduct of the runoff election, Chief Justice Francis Korkpor said the public should not blame the court for delay in the electoral process.Ruling into the request for the writ of prohibition has been scheduled for Monday Nov. 6.Justice Korkpor’s clarification was made when the five Justices heard argument by both the lawyers of the Liberty Party that is seeking the writ and the National Elections Commission.“NEC will be responsible for any delay in the holding of the runoff election if they do not speed up in the hearing and determination of the LP’s complaints,” Kporkpor said, adding that, “Unless NEC hears the LP’s complaint and their decision is challenged and an appeal is taken by the LP, before the Supreme Court can hear the merit and demerit of the complaint.”Before that, Justice Kporkpor told the crowed court that they were there on Friday to decide the merit and demerit of the complaint because the matter was pending before the NEC for determination.Meanwhile, Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh who currently serves as the chamber Justice, palaced on Tuesday October 31 a temporarily stay order the conduct of the November 7 runoff pending the hearing of the matter by the full bench (five Justices).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

The Lapses Are Far Too Many, Mr. President

first_imgFrom the time President Weah assumed office he has committed several lapses in a number of appointments he has and continues to make. This raises a key question whether President Weah, being a relatively newcomer to national governance, is properly advised before he makes these appointments or whether he consults widely and adequately before making the appointments.In one instance, he appointed defeated Montserrado County lawmaker, Gabriel Nyenkan as Head of Secretariat of the Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (LEITI), which violates the Act establishing that entity. The Act specifies that the head of secretariat is appointed by the Multi-stakeholders Steering Group under a competitive bidding process and the appointed individual serves under a tenured arrangement.Without completing his tenure, the legitimately appointed Head of Secretariat, Konah Karmo was ordered removed to be replaced by Gabriel Nyenkan. And he (Gabriel Nyekan) stormed the offices of the LEITI with a bevy of Police officers in tow to evict Konah Karmo. Karmo, being civil and responsible, did not offer any resistance and relinquished his post, not even daring to legally challenge his removal as others have done in like fashion.On yet another occasion, the President bypassed the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) law in negotiating the loan agreement between the CDC-led Government and Elton Finance Limited. President Weah himself, apparently not being aware of the implications, stated publicly that his government will bypass the PPCC Law whenever the situation requires it.But some financial experts in a major public institution here opined that bypassing the PPCC Law exposes the country to higher but unnecessary credit risks. According to the experts, about US$2 million of the $536.4 million under the PPCC Law should be void of interest, but the President’s decision to bypass the law implies that Liberia will pay money that may most likely end up in pockets of some government officials apart from what it will pay to Elton.We recall that President Weah, when taking the oath of office swore to defend and uphold the Constitution and all other laws of Liberia, but his suggestions that he will by-pass the PPCC laws when he sees fit tends to contradict his lofty inaugural pledge to defend and uphold the Constitution of Liberia.Currently, the President has yet again committed lapses, rather needlessly in two of his latest appointments, which have been challenged in Court. And the challenges have been accompanied by a lot of media hype which again is needless and which again raises the question whether those responsible to advise the President are seeking their own personal interests or sleeping at the wheel.Why is the Minister of State, Nathaniel McGill, for example, allowing President Weah to take such flak from the media by being remiss in his duties to exercise sufficient due diligence before submitting documents to the President for his signature? For example in an ensuing legal argument over the appointments, Justice Minister Musa Dean conceded that the President’s appointments contravened the law; which left Justice Jamesetta Wolokolie with no option but to mandate all parties to stay all proceedings and return to status quo ante.These frequent lapses leave many wondering just how our President makes decisions regarding appointment of public officials. Why? It is because such lapses create and reinforce a negative public perception of a President whose understanding of the functions of his office is warped and whose respect for the rule of law is at best begrudging.But why does he appear to be constantly erring and breaching the law? Is it true as stated by lawyers of Isaac Jackson and Agnes Effiong that he (President Weah) wants to use power excessively? We believe that such lapses can be avoided if President Weah consults his legal advisors on the legal ramifications of the various appointments in order to ensure that these lapses do not recur.Whoever his advisors are, we pray that those in charge will guide him well and keep him from losing his steps. However we hope that President Weah’s advisors will not become Judases and sell out everything under him for “thirty pieces of silver” to the point where he loses the confidence of the Liberian people.We also urge President Weah to be meticulous and read well those laws governing appointments and other activities related to his duties to curtail the many lapses to which we continue to bear witness.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Parliamentary Committee cites shortfall in equipment, other supplies

first_imgSocial Services visit to Region 10Visits by the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services to several hospitals in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) last year have unearthed a number of issues, some of which had the potential to impede patient care.At the Kwakwani Hospital, the Committee discovered that there were several pieces of equipment the Hospital was in need of but did not have. In its sixth special report released recently, the Committee noted that complaints flowed about the Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).A section of the Kwakwani HospitalChief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Linden Hospital Complex, Dr Mohamed Riyasat, who briefed Chairperson Dr Vindhya Persaud and members of the team, described the visit as the first from the Committee to the facility.He informed them that the ICU of the Kwakwani Hospital was not fully equipped. In fact, there was only one monitor attached to the department.“The staff of the unit also vented their concerns about the lack of monitors, defibrillators, and ventilators in the department. The CEO told the delegation that all the equipment in the department were working and there were six nurses attached to the unit. At the time of the visit, there were no high-risk babies in the unit.”In addition, there were issues with the structural defects in the operating theatre, including holes in the wall, though the CEO informed the Committee that works on the wall were budgeted for 2017.“There were also enquiries about the amount of anaesthetics available and [they] were told there were enough to do surgeries. However, there is a problem with sutures. Members were further informed that there is a specific type of needle called a cutting edge, which has been out of stock for the past two weeks and the alternative round body is used, but is difficult to handle.”RecommendationsDuring the course of their visit, the Committee members had interactions with Dr Quincy Jones. While he is a general doctor, he also holds a Degree in Public Health with a specialisation in health policy and financing.“Members enquired what improvements are needed at the hospital and he indicated that behavioural changes were needed across board. He also indicated that he did a study on whether Linden should go as a Regional Health Authority (RHA) or corporation and he had found that it would be good to make the hospital a corporation in the short term and a RHA in the long term.”That being said, he noted that there were challenges to establishing a RHA and as such, he recommended that the Hospital be a corporation first. In their report, the Parliamentary Committee recommended there be an investigation into the benefits a RHA would bring versus a corporation.last_img read more

UG launches group to tackle energy issues

first_imgThe University of Guyana (UG) on Friday launched its Think Tank initiative which will see players from across the country brainstorming to tackle energy-related issues in Guyana.A few members of the Think Tank groupAt the launch at the Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown Campus, it was explained that the major focus of the group will be on how Guyana, which is becoming a major oil and gas producer, can maintain its pristine environment, energy sustainability and more importantly making Guyana a model energy country.Think Tank will bring together a number of players from Guyana, both in academics as well as industry experts, to“think” about the energy problems of the energy future here.Deputy Vice Chancellor of the tertiary institution, Dr Paloma Mohamed told that the challenge this group has taken on is no easy task.“It may seem simple but really no other country in the world has been able to achieve it because it’s not the easiest thing to do so for us we’ve brought together these four international players to begin with. There’ll be others who will join us,” she said.In addition to these persons, people from within the University as well as from the policy spectrum in Guyana and the Caribbean Community (Caricom) will be part of this group.Think Tank intends to soon come up with an agenda which will be shared with the general public. Furthermore, briefings and commentaries will be published to inform the Government on the way forward as recommended by the group.“We will come out of today with an agenda that we will publish so you will get a note on it on what we are going to do, what steps we are going to take and the media and the public and policymakers will begin to see our briefs so we will be writing and publishing and advising on what we think and how we think this can work and provide that kind of support to pretty much anybody who needs it”, Mohamed further explained.Five of the main persons who form part of the group are Verlyn Klass; Former Dean of the University, Thomas Singh; Former Head of Department of Chemistry, Patrick Ketwaroo; Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vishal Persaud and Dean Calvin Bernard.Already the Department of Energy, Department of Environment and the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) have been engaged and will be working along with the newly established group.UG has also partnered with the Arizona State University from the United States on this venture. Funding for the project is coming from the Trent University of Canada.Acting Vice-Chancellor for UG, Professor Michael Scott explained the importance of the project that is being undertaken by the University. “I’ve often said that whatever we do, whether it’s oil and gas or whatever we do, beneath, behind, before, beyond and beside what we do are living beings called people and at the end of the day they are the ones who will be impacted upon,” he stated.last_img read more

Theft of manhole covers baffles city

first_imgPITTSBURG, Calif. – Authorities in this San Francisco suburb are investigating manhole-cover thefts. More than a dozen of the city’s estimated 1,600 manhole covers have disappeared from streets and parking lots, said Pittsburg Police Inspector John Conaty. The iron discs – which weigh nearly 200 pounds each – are usually removed at night in places with little foot or vehicle traffic. They’re so heavy and awkward that police believe two or more people are involved. City officials are trying to replace the stolen ones as quickly as possible, but they remain flummoxed at the crime and the possible motive. Many scrap yards refuse to take the covers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more