They have been ten very difficult and complicated days, nights of solitude in which the fragility of human life is seen up close. I have been fortunate to receive the love and encouragement of hundreds of friends who have sent me their messages of solidarity and affection, of soccer players, agents, managers, presidents, journalists, the media, both from Spain and from America and from my dear Portugal.I want to thank everyone, thank you very much for helping me in such difficult times in the solitude of a hospital, and isolated before the unknown. To all I want to send a message of thanks, I can never forget so much love and support.I must warn of the seriousness of this disease, which is very serious, and leaves us no choice but to wait at home for this pandemic to pass with the least possible human damage.I encourage the many sick and hospitalized people to continue fighting and fighting for their lives, that it can be done !!!!! “ Navarrese businessman Luis Oliver, shareholder of Extremadura, received hospital discharge on Monday after several days admitted to the San Francisco de Asís hospital in Madrid, where he tested positive for the coronavirus after presenting symptoms. Oliver sent the following statement to the media:“Today, March 30, 2020, I have the good fortune to communicate, thanks to the excellent health and medical staff of the San Francisco de Asís Hospital in Madrid, who work, like all of Spain, in extreme conditions, that I have been discharged from hospital for having overcome the Covid-19 virus.
Atlético turns 117 today and there are numerous congratulations on social networks celebrating it. 117 years of the great love story of many lives, including one of the iconic captains that the club has had in its history, Gabriel Fernández, Gabi, ‘El Capi’ for six seasons, the second most, behind another icon, Enrique Collar (10). “The best way to touch the sky with your hands! Happy 117 years “, Gabi wrote with a photo of that time she got on Neptune to celebrate that Godín had scored a goal at the Camp Nou that made Atlético Liga champion 18 years after the double. Footballers such as Thomas, Mario Hermoso or José María Giménez, third captain, have shared in their Instagram stories the institutional video of Atlético to celebrate its 117 years. “Today is not one more day … Today we are 117 years old! 117 years of history. 117 years of memories. 117 years of fidelity. 117 years of passion, “wrote the Monkey Burgos, second coach. “Happy 117 years, Atleti!” Congratulated Manu Lama, youth center-back and one of the heroes of the Youth League in Rangers this season. “117 years growing, adding, and getting stronger together! A great feeling! from generation to generation…“Simeone poured his emotions on Twitter to congratulate the event on the rojiblanco club.”117 years of struggle and sacrifice, for many more“It was the way Saul fourth captain congratulated him this midday. Gabi Al-sadd Midfield playerSpain
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Doliguez (7-4) pulled off a huge upset as his left straight landed right in the jaw of Yago Bryan (3-3), to win his match at the 2:58 mark of the third round.The 35-year-old’s will never wavered even if Bryan, a former Shooto South American Strawweight Champion, took control majority of the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHaving a sense of desperation in the final round, Doliguez banked on his better striking game as his stringent boxing training paid off, knocking his Brazilian foe with the killer punch to force the referee stoppage in the final round and stop his three-match slide.Meanwhile, Gonzales (2-2) submitted Chinese foe Liu De Li Ge Ri Hu (2-3), locking his opponent in a triangle choke at the 1:52 mark of the second round to end his two-match skid. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled A costly, catty dispute finally settled Winning start LATEST STORIES Break new ground End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Roy Doliguez. Photo from ONEJAKARTA — Filipino bets halted their respective losing streaks, prevailing in the undercard of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.Roy Doliguez and Ramon Gonzales both emerged victorious for the first time in the promotion to raise the Philippine flag high and proud here in Indonesia. ADVERTISEMENT The Bicolano bet fighting out of Hitman MMA did not have to showcase his improved conditioning as his aggression from the get-go helped him buck Liu’s counters to emerge triumphant in his first match in the flyweight division.Hisyam Samsudin (2-2) of Malaysia silenced the raucous crowd as he pounded Indonesian Jeremy Meciaz (0-2) with repeated elbows to the head, forcing the referee to stop the match at the 2:47 of the first round.After the match, the Malaysian bet couldn’t stop the tears as he dedicated the triumph to his father, who passed away on Friday.“I know you want to support me here in Jakarta, but this is for you, dad!,” a jubilant Samsudin said.Indonesian strawweight Adrian Matheis (3-3) survived Cambodian Phat Soda (0-1) early and submitted the visitor with a rear-naked choke at the 3:11 mark of the first round to protect his home floor.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments 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 Sarr makes season debut but says he’s still not 100 percent In the preliminary fights, Thai Rithy (6-2) of Cambodia pummeled Liberian Jerome S. Paye (2-4) to take the knockout victory in their catchweight match 19 seconds into the second round.Indonesian bantamweight bet Riski Umar (1-0) blasted compatriot Adi Nugroho (0-2) with a killer knee strike on the midsection to roar in his ONE debut with a first round knockout 2:00 into the match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
UN Secretary General António Guterres has appointed Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba to the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.Commissioner General Tamba will work along with 24 other members on the committee for a tenure of four years.The Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters comprises 25 members nominated by their Governments but acting in their personal capacity. CG Tamba and her colleagues were selected from a pool of 60 nominations received by the UN.The Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council responsible to:Keep under review and update as necessary the United Nations Model Double Taxation Convention between Developed and Developing Countries and the Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties between Developed and Developing Countries;Provide a framework for dialogue with a view to enhancing and promoting international tax cooperation among national tax authorities;Consider how new and emerging issues could affect international cooperation in tax matters and develop assessments, commentaries and appropriate recommendations;Make recommendations on capacity-building and the provision of technical assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in transition;Give special attention to developing countries and countries with economies in transition in dealing with all the above issues.Appointed members are selected from a fields of tax policy and tax administration representing various tax systems.Liberia’s advocacy on tax matters at the international level, through the hard work of CG Tamba and her team continues to yield high recognition which could help the revenue collection and modernization of the LRA.CG Tamba has expressed thanks to Secretary General Guterres for her appointment to the international service, assuring him that she will diligently work along with her colleagues to meet the goals for which they have been called to serve.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Radio licencesBy Jarryl BryanThe Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) has announced that the Georgetown frequency spectrum, categorised as the primary broadcast zone, is depleted to the point where future allocations are limited. This disclosure follows the GNBA’s presentation of six more radio licences.GNBA Chairman, Attorney-at-Law Leslie Sobers, disclosed this information while speaking to media operatives on Friday. According to Sobers, the primary zone, inclusive of the Georgetown area, is depleted; and, as such, the GNBA would be more rigid in its future distribution of licences.“The spectrum in Georgetown, the primary area, is limited. And of the limited spectrum space we have, we can’t give it all out. Something has to be withheld for the future. So we have to approach very carefully who else will get licences for the primary zone,” he said.“In the secondary and tertiary zones, we have a lot of space,” Sobers added as he sought to assure that other zones are available. “The limitation is only for this primary area. But the rest of Guyana (has) plenty space.”While the GNBA is the regulatory agency for broadcasting in Guyana, the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) manages the frequency spectrum. Sobers has indicated that from a technical point of view, only a sit down with the unit could confirm how many more radio stations can fit on the spectrum.The zonesLast year, Government passed the Broadcast (amendment) Act of 2017. In the Act, specific zones and a new licensing fee regime have been identified. These zones are the one primary, four secondary, and three tertiary zones.The primary zone comprises of Georgetown and the whole of Region Four. This zone is also made up of Region Three up to the Essequibo River, and Region Five up to the Abary River.The first secondary zone is comprised of Regions One, Two and the Essequibo Islands part of Region Three. Secondary zone two comprises of Bartica; while zone three includes all of Region Six. Zone four refers to all of Region 10, including Linden and that section of the Berbice River falling within the region.In the tertiary zone, zone one is a reference to all of Region Nine, including Lethem. Zone two is Region Eight, including Mahdia, while zone three refers to Region Seven, exclusive of Bartica.It is understood that with the addition of the six new licences, in excess of ten radio stations are now ensconced in the primary zone. A station in the primary zone can reach the most people, as Guyana’s population is largely concentrated in Region Four. This zone is therefore considered highly valuable, thus the 2017 Broadcasting Act has set the television licensing base fee per year as $1.2 million.The fee in the secondary zone is set at $600,000; while that in the tertiary zone is set at $300,000.In the case of cable, the fee structure is the same as television. For radio, the licensing fee in the primary zone is $2.5 million, while it is $1.2 million in the secondary zone, and $625,000 in the tertiary zone.These new zone fees and restrictions had caused concern with broadcasters, with one broadcaster, Freedom Radio Inc, filing a constitutional challenge in the High Court over the imposition of increases in the annual broadcasting fee and the expropriation of its airwaves during ‘prime time,’ for Government broadcasts.Freedom Radio argued in its legal challenge that the move is in fact unconstitutional, since it violates fundamental rights and freedoms which enjoy protection under the Constitution of Guyana. The applicant further highlighted that the fees have been increased to $7.5 million annually, up from the $2.5 million of previous payments.Freedom Radio Inc previously paid $2.5 million annually for its Broadcasting Licence, in addition to another payment of $633,600 for its spectrum.Back then, acting Chief Justice Roxanne George had indicated that the matter was fixed for ruling on February 15, 2018.
Land acquisition and distribution continue to present major challenges for officials and residents of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) as outlined by Councillors at a recent statutory meeting of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).Members of the Region 10 RDC discussing the land distribution issue in the regionThe Regional Executive Officer (REO), Orrin Gordon, in highlighting numerous challenges presently being faced outlined that there are issues with land distribution at Linden as it relates to accessibility for residents, who have demonstrated an interest in agriculture. Gordon explained that in excess of 650 residents have applied for lands in the savanna area with the requirement being for approximately 21,000 acres, however, he stressed that inaccessibility coupled with the timely processing periods are cause for concern.“The problem has to do with the fact that the process is very slow and can lead to frustration …people are getting frustrated at not getting one of the most critical resources required, which would be the land…So we need to have a position on this issue, in terms of making land a lot more easily available…I can’t seem to come to the understanding of how a place with so much land, it is not available to the residents,” Gordon said.Regional Chairman Renis Morian in response said he has sent out letters to President David Granger and Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission Trevor Benn in relation to the issues.“With all the amount of land that we have, we should not be creeping forward. There is an energy building up in the RDC and within the populace to go forward and as you rightfully said, if we don’t release the land that energy could be suffocated”, the Regional Chairman said.Morian added that National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) also has a role to play as it relates to some lands within the region, but explained that he is ahead of the game in terms of writing letters in relation to the issue to which he was expecting a timely response. The Regional Chairman also stressed that this is one of the issues which has led to squatting and other problems.“We should not be going through all of this tribulation – 6555 square miles, we shouldn’t be going through this”, he stressed.Nevertheless, the Regional Chairman said strides are being made in trying to bring the new NICIL Chief Executive Officer (CEO) up to speed with what is happening with regards to land.Additionally, Councillor Charles Sampson supported the position of the RDC on the issue.“It’s been too long in the region that we have been experiencing the situation where ordinary people [have been] experiencing problems to get lands – whether it’s for housing or agricultural purposes. I don’t know but we’ve been trying our best to get the ball rolling in terms of land distribution. You’ve also expressed your levels of frustration based on what the Lands and Surveys people are doing…” the Councillor noted.He also opined that the relevant agencies responsible should communicate to outline the reason for the delays as he stated that there is no excuse.The issue of inaccessibility to land, whether for domestic, agricultural or commercial purposes, has been plaguing the Linden community for years.Only a few months ago Linden poultry farmers expressed concerns over the lack of available land during a consultation with Junior Agriculture Minister Valerie Adams-Yearwood. Some had indicated that they would have applied to the relevant agency, seeking to acquire land for their businesses but did not receive timely assistance. Others had pointed out that they would have been waiting years for their lands to be surveyed.But even as Lindeners are waiting for lands, persons outside of the region have been granted leases for large plots of land in the region. In June, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo called on President David Granger to answer for a massive distribution of prime State lands to certain employees of the Ministry of the Presidency, as well as to cronies in the PNC-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) fraction of the coalition Government and officials of the State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA), which were supposed to recover State assets.Meanwhile, the Opposition Leader said it’s quite worrying since a top-ranking official of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) also received land. That land is located at Millie’s Hideout in Linden.
Hero Caribbean Premier League…– Tridents continue to whitherThe St Lucia Stars may have one of the slimmest chances of hope to advance to the next round, but they ended their preliminary round — and what could also be the end to their season — with a victory over the luckless Barbados Tridents at the Kensington Oval in Barbados.Tridents had yet another disappointing show with the bat, posting 135-7. Stars reached 136-4 with 3.3 overs to spare, in process condemning the Bajan side to their fourth straight home defeat.Kieron Pollard’s side have now completed all prelim matches; winning three, losing six and claiming a point from a no-result. They are tied with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for fourth, with seven points, but the Patriots are ahead by a superior net run rate (NRR) and have two matches remaining in this round.On Sunday in Bridgetown, the home side lost the toss and were put to bat, but wickets kept falling at regular intervals, so the run rate never had a real chance to be boosted. The Tridents were forced to play without Steven Smith, whose season was ended by injury.The chase started pretty gusty, with Rahkeem Cornwall and Andre Fletcher having a go at Imran Khan, who went for 17 in the first over. But Tridents struck right back through Mohammad Irfan, who backed Fletcher (5) up for his first two deliveries, then outfoxed him with a deceptive slower ball which he flicked, got a leading edge, and was caught at mid-off.Guyanese Chanderpaul Hemraj replaced Fletcher, and impressed around the ground with a solid knock of 36 from 27 balls. Cornwall fell shortly after, going for a big one off Irfan, but being caught by Nicholas Pooran behind the stumps for 18.Hemraj and David Warner paired at 24 – 2, and featured in a 56-run partnership which was broken when Holder uprooted Hemraj’s off-stump with a full delivery that sneaked under the bat. He laced that innings with three sixes and an equal number of fours.The very next ball, Pollard was caught leg-before-wicket in a controversial first ball decision by the umpire, and the Stars were 80-4.However, needing 56 from 60 balls, with Warner and Lendl Simmons at the crease, the experience was enough to comfortably get them over the line. Warner (42) and Simmons (24) were both left unbeaten.Earlier in the day, Dwayne Smith (16) was the first to depart following the two boundaries and a maximum he blasted. Then Martin Guptil (9) hit one over the fence and was dismissed not long after, both caught at mid-off and mid-on respectively.While Hashim Amla (35) kept the board ticking over, Shai Hope (2) got a leading edge off Christopher Lamont, who completed a marvellous caught-and-bowled feat, adding to his second wicket after drawing first blood.Shamar Springer (17) and Nicholas Pooran (14) got starts, but were both striking at under 100 before they lost their wickets to Obed McCoy and Kesrick Williams respectively. Tridents were 83-4 with seven overs left to play.Amla was then run out by a brilliant piece of work by McCoy, who sent him packing with a direct hit. Then Holder departed for six to a lovely change of pace from McCoy, who now had his second wicket.With 107-4 on the board, a spirited effort from Ashley Nurse (14*) and Khan (12*) pushed the Tridents to what proved to be too low a score to defend.SCORECOARDBarbados Tridents Innings (20 overs maximum)DR Smith c Smith b Lamont 16MJ Guptill c Pollard b Williams 9HM Amla run out (McCoy) 35SD Hope c & b Lamont 2SK Springer c Williams b McCoy 17N Pooran † c Lamont b Williams 14JO Holder (c) c Pollard b McCoy 6AR Nurse not out 14I Khan not out 12Extras 10 (lb 4, nb 2, w 4)TOTAL 135-7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.75)Did not bat: Wahab Riaz, Mohammad IrfanFall of wickets: 1-19 (DR Smith, 2.2 ov), 2-27 (MJ Guptill, 3.4 ov), 3-50 (SD Hope, 6.3 ov), 4-83 (SK Springer, 12.6 ov), 5-96 (HM Amla, 14.4 ov), 6-107 (JO Holder, 16.6 ov), 7-107 (N Pooran, 17.1 ov)BOWLING: C Lamont (4-0-21-2), OF Smith (2-0-19-0), KOK Williams (4-0-32-2), RRS Cornwall (4-0-26-0), C Hemraj (2-0-9-0), OC McCoy (4-0-24-2)St Lucia Stars Innings (target: 136 runs from 20 overs)ADS Fletcher † c Holder b Mohammad Irfan 5RRS Cornwall c †Pooran b Mohammad Irfan 18C Hemraj b Holder 37DA Warner not outKA Pollard (c) lbw b Holder 0LMP Simmons not out 24Extras 10 (lb 5, w 5)TOTAL 136-4 (17.3 Overs, RR: 7.77)Yet to bat: DJG Sammy, OF Smith, OC McCoy, C Lamont, KOK WilliamsFall of wickets: 1-17 (ADS Fletcher, 1.3 ov), 2-24 (RRS Cornwall, 3.3 ov), 3-80 (C Hemraj, 9.5 ov), 4-80 (KA Pollard, 9.6 ov)BOWLING: I Khan (2-0-24-0), Mohammad Irfan (4-1-22-2), Wahab Riaz (4-0-18-0), AR Nurse (2-0-30-0), JO Holder (3.3-0-25-2), SK Springer (2-0-12-0)
“Racism has no place on the football pitch,” said Flessel, a former two-time Olympic champion in fencing.“We have to take action together on a European and international level to bring an end to this inadmissible behaviour.”During the second half of France’s 3-1 victory over Russia on Tuesday, an AFP photographer heard monkey chants aimed at Barcelona winger Dembele, while internet users claimed to have heard Manchester United midfielder Pogba targeted.A spokesperson for FIFA said t was gathering “the possible evidence relating to the discriminatory incidents reported by the media” from the match.However, FIFA said it did not want “to comment before evaluating the available information”.FIFA is waiting for a report from the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) anti-discriminatory body, which was present at the stadium.Neither the players nor the French team management, approached by AFP, commented on the allegations, while Russian authorities said on Wednesday they hadn’t heard anything but were prepared to look into it.“If this information is confirmed, then of course we will study both the video replay and everything else that happened around the match,” the Russian Football Union’s security committee head Vladimir Markin was quoted as saying by Russian newspaper Sport Express.“And after that, we will give our assessment.”But his RFU security council colleague Alexei Tolkachyov stressed they had heard nothing.“If necessary, we are ready to study this episode. But I will repeat -– we did not record anything of the kind,” Tolkachyov was quoted as saying.Russia hosts the World Cup from June 14 to July 15.The country has also come under scrutiny after the International Olympic Committee banned Russia from last month’s Winter Games in South Korea over a state-sponsored doping programme that reached its zenith at the Sochi Olympics four years ago.Seven World Cup matches will be held in Saint Petersburg’s 68,000-capacity stadium, including a semi-final.Russian football has long been blighted by the scourge of racist chanting from the terraces and FIFA says it is closely monitoring the situation in the country.FARE reported 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016/17 season.Most recently, Spartak Moscow were hit with a suspended stadium ban by the Russian Football Union over almost a minute of racist chanting directed at Lokomotiv Moscow’s Brazilian goalkeeper Guilherme Marinato earlier this month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele were allegedly targeted by racist chants © AFP / FRANCK FIFEParis, France, Mar 28 – France’s sports minister has condemned the “inadmissible” monkey chants aimed at French players Paul Pogba and Ousmane Dembele during an international friendly against World Cup hosts Russia in Saint Petersburg.Laura Flessel hit out at the chants on her Twitter account on Wednesday, while world football governing body FIFA said it would investigate the incident which has raised new fears of racism in Russia less than three months before the World Cup kicks off.
In Argentina, Alejandro Roncaglia, brother of Fiorentina defender Facundo, floored referee Arnaldo Beron when shown a yellow card.The match between Ferro and Tiro Federal was abandoned.
Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST moving on Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED 1 Chelsea and Juventus were heavily linked with the 22-year-old, who eventually left CSKA Moscow to join Monaco for around £25m.And, according to L’Equipe, Leicester also failed with an approach for Golovin this summer. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Golovin caught the eye of some of Europe’s top clubs during the World Cup Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January three-way race Leicester City failed with an approach for Russia star Aleksandr Golovin this summer.The midfielder was hot property in the most recent transfer window after shining at the World Cup. TOP WORK Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father RANKED The Foxes were reportedly tracking the Russian in the hope they could lure him to the King Power Stadium.However, Golovin was said to be keen to play in the Champions League and that swayed in Monaco’s favour.