The Blaugrana costumes, between disbelief and tiredness

first_imgThe fire caused by the club when supposedly hiring a digital company to create opinion states in favor of Bartomeu and his board and discredit players, environment and former players have also arrived at the Blaugrana dressing room. As AS has learned, the WhatsApp group of players was activated in the afternoon to comment long and hard this information, revealed exclusively by the colleagues of the SER chain, which also pointed directly to two of the captains of the staff, Leo Messi and Gerard Piqué.The reactions were the most varied: from directly messing and revelry to the most absolute skepticism also going through the restlessness in some cases and the concern in others. And it is that within the locker room it is not understood how the club is mired in this spiral of controversies and scandals one week yes and another also, which prevents players from having a week to work with peace of mind, and more now thinking that the Champions League and the Classic are just around the corner. If it is not the secretary general, Eric Abidal, speculating openly about a certain passotism in the training of some players in the Ernesto Valverde era – with Messi’s blunt response through social networks -, Bartomeu is now, designated as the main responsible of an initiative, which at best can be considered more than doubtful. The truth is the feeling of tiredness in the template begins to be very clear, aware that it is they who are enduring with wires the institutional balance of the club, since a elimination of the Champions League or a defeat in the Classic could have dire consequences within the entity. And evidently the board knows it, so, as noted ‘Sports world’, Bartomeu plans to meet directly with those affected by this information, Messi and Piqué, to put out the fire and we suppose to give some coherent explanation of this new mess.And it is that in the dressing room begins to have dissenting voices that they don’t understand the path this board is leading. From the frustrated signing of Neymar, the refusal to reinforce in the winter market despite leaving up to three players, the way in which the march of Ernesto Valverde was managed with the included pumpkins of Xavi Hernández, the public insinuations of Abidal that players were the ones who lowered their thumbs on the continuity of Valverde and now the information that points out that from the club itself the ban was opened to shit or scoff directly at the staff’s assets, They are serious enough for the staff to ask for explanations and responsibilities. And, it seems, Bartomeu is willing to give them.last_img read more

Mallorca would be saved in a possibility due to ‘legal vacuum’

first_imgThe outcome of the league championship is pending various scenarios and possibilities in view of the events. Initially, several cases are considered, including play the remainder of the competition, transferring the Euro Cup to the year 2021, leave the championships deserted as if nothing had been played, finish the competition on the 27th day that has been reached or only valid the first round with an ‘all against all to a party’. Contemplated all this, in the possibility of closing the championship on day 27 the champion, the places of the Champions League and of the Europa League and in part the descent conditioned by the promotions would be resolved. And in this sense is where the possibility that Real Mallorca was saved comes in despite being currently the second to last in the table, which in normal conditions would lead to the descent.However, the fact that only two teams from Second Division directly ascendBecause the third must earn a promotion in a playoff, it is what could save the Majorcans. If the competition is over, two teams would ascend directly and the third would be deserted for having to play a playoff than for events, it would not be played, so the third in discord to descend, neither would it descend as there was no third ascent.Now it’s all speculation and it will be necessary to see in what the events derive but to this bizarre end as one of the possibilities is what Mallorca would hold on to not descend as long as the option to finish the championships was chosen.last_img read more

Lindener on trial for narco possession

first_imgForty-two-year-old Ceon Grant on Tuesday appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrates’ Courts for alleged narco trafficking.The defendant, of 35 Wisroc Housing Scheme, Mackenzie, Linden, is accused of having 1100 grams of cannabis sativa in his possession on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Mabura Public Road, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The defendant, who was previously granted bail, is being represented by Attorney Gordon Gilhuys. The matter was adjourned until March 14, 2018.last_img

Marics commissions new head office

first_imgMarics and Company on Friday launched a new head office in Georgetown, Guyana giving customers a comfortable location to conduct their errands while supplying quality products.Featuring a newly-designed showroom and state-of-the-art service centre, the idea is to market the internationally recognised Honda brand, which is boldly marked on the new structure.During the opening ceremony at the new Charlotte Street, Georgetown, Managing Director Diana Permaul emphasised that the enterprise has been known as the “Home of Honda” and is now expanding to offer even more to the GuyaneseNewly commissioned Marics Head Office on Charlotte Street, next to Maraj Buildingpublic.“In 2011, Marics experienced new management and now exists to offer our customers cost-effective and durable Honda transportation, power products and marine outboard engine at fair market prices.”She added, “Honda’s continued innovation has increased the trust in its brand and respect globally. Honda continues to outshine the competition due to embodying the concept of durability, safety, fuel efficiency and environmentally-friendly products. Marics is proud to be the sole distributor for such a renowned brand.”Recently, the company would have embarked on a new initiative, introducing Isuzu vehicles on the local markets at affordable costs. For this, they have been able to offer superior services and products to all consumers.“The substance of our company is hedged on building excellent and long-lasting customer relationship and selling products that meets our customers’ needs.”Present at the event was Business Minister Dominic Gaskin who lauded the actions of entrepreneurs who seek to establish trades throughout the country.“It is encouraging to see businesses registering their confidence in Guyana’s economy by making investments… I firmly believe that businesses have every reason to be confident with what is happening in our economy.”He referred to the much-anticipated oil industry and its benefits which awaits Guyana by saying, “It is no secret that a huge amount of oil has been discovered and that oil will be produced in little over a year. Guyana is moving into a new exciting phase of its economic development and all Guyanese businesses will have to adapt to what is on the horizon.”The Business Minister insisted that persons should desist from purchasing items from unauthorised importers and distributors to acquire quality merchandises.“We have to move away from buying whatever we buy from importers who are unauthorised and have no relationship with the dealers if we as consumers want to benefit from the warranty of quality.”last_img read more

Jena activists should focus on poverty too

first_imgEvoking memories of civil rights marches in Birmingham and Selma, although thankfully without the violence, is not at all a bad thing. A new generation, we hope, will be inspired by ideals of justice. Perhaps Jena will help teach the positive values of activism to the young. Yet we cannot help but wonder what national attention on the Jena 6 controversy missed. ? One thing has received too little national attention in all this: the grinding poverty of the (Mississippi) Delta region. Many of the farm towns of the Delta, from just north of Baton Rouge to Memphis, are places where schools are poor, expectations for the future are low, and opportunities for advancement are extremely limited. ? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CitySome of the poorest towns in America are in the Delta. Across the nation, people are talking about a rebirth of activism because of Jena. We hope there’s a rebirth of action about the waste of lives in the Delta, every day. – The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) 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


first_imgThe Minister for Health, James Reilly, has admitted his department is having difficulty filling essential posts at Letterkenny General Hospital.The Minister made his comments in the Dail this morning.He revealed that there are 26 vacant full-time doctor’s posts at the hospital but that 14 of these are currently being filled in a temporary capacity. The response came following a question by Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue.TD McConalogue said the reply was simply not good enough.He said the Minister does not specifically address what is being done to address the lack of cover.“I don’t think it’s acceptable for the Minister to say that we “have to live with it,” he said. SIMPLY CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO PLAY.DDTV – MINISTER FOR HEALTH ADMITS PROBLEMS FILLING LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL POSTS was last modified: February 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConaloguedailMinister for Healthlast_img read more


first_imgMountain Rescue Teams from Donegal and Mayo have stood down the massive search for a missing hiker in the Mweelrea area after his body was found earlier.The body of Geoff Rowden, 38, has been removed to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar for post mortem examination.Today was the fourth day of one of the largest search operations ever mounted in the west of Ireland with mountain rescue teams from Donegal, Galway, Sligo-Leitrim and Dublin-Wicklow all responding to Mayo’s initial request for help and as the situation escalated every Mountain Rescue Team in the country, North and South, were scrambled to assist. The Dublin-based hiker had travelled to Mayo on Tuesday and it was his known intention to camp out in the Doolough valley after a summit climb in the Mweelrea area.The Mountain Rescue teams were also assisted by members of hillwalking clubs, the Civil Defence, the Cave Rescue team, Coastguard volunteers, gardaí and civilians. The Coastguard helicopter from Sligo was also involved but was hampered by low cloud and poor weather.Donegal Mountain Rescue Team would like to commend team members Brian Murray; Helen Donaghue; Martin Toye and Garret Wilson with his search dog, Cody; for giving so freely of their time and representing the team so well over the past two days in difficult conditions.  MOUNTAIN RESCUE STANDS DOWN TEAM AFTER MAN’S BODY IS FOUND was last modified: November 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:body founddonegaldublinMayomountain rescue teamlast_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: The all-conquering Termon senior ladies team were today given a Civic Reception which was hosted by the Donegal County Council. Termon had an incredible year in 2014 which culminated in them winning their first ever All-Ireland senior title. They have consistently won county championships and Ulster titles over the years and on Sunday won their SIXTH senior Gaeltacht title in Ardara.They’re a special group of players and show no sings of losing any appetite for m ore success despite having won everything that they possibly can.The Civic Reception they were afforded is well-deserved as they’ve done so much for Ladies GAA in Donegal.PICTURE SPECIAL – TERMON LADIES GIVEN CIVIC RECEPTION FOR INCREDIBLE ALL-IRELAND SUCCESS was last modified: June 2nd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:All-Ireland successcivic receptionDonegal County CouncilGAATermonlast_img read more

University students survey Letterkenny ahead of Strategic Plan formation

first_imgStudents from Queen’s University Planning School visited Letterkenny at the weekend to undertake field work as part of the MSc in Planning & Development.Supported by Donegal County Council, the students from the Masters Planning course spent two days surveying the town centre in Letterkenny and interviewing locals about the key issues for the area.Principally focusing on the vitality of the town, its assets, traffic and accessibility, the group also heard from community activists, local politicians, and local business interests to get a rounded picture of the constraints and opportunities in the town centre.  Their aim is to identify the priorities for Letterkenny and identify where people saw the potential for the future growth of the town. It is anticipated that feedback from the project will be available by the summer and that it will also form a contribution to a new Strategic Plan for Letterkenny that is being prepared by the Planning Service of Donegal County Council.Senior Planner with Donegal County Council Eunan Quinn explains that the Plan for Letterkenny will commence with a significant round of consultations with local stakeholders through the spring of 2018.  This will help to shape and inform the draft plan that is targeted for initial publication before the end of the year.“Throughout the initial consultation period, submissions will be welcomed through organised workshops, in writing, via email, or through a specially designed online facility to help gather local contributions to the making of the Plan” says Eunan Quinn.Further information on the Plan for Letterkenny and how to engage with the process is available by contacting the Planning Service on 074 9153900 or via University students survey Letterkenny ahead of Strategic Plan formation was last modified: February 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stoke manager Pulis ‘launching bid to sign Lukaku on loan’

first_imgStoke City boss Tony Pulis has launched a bid to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, according to the Daily Star.Pulis expressed an interest in the Belgian striker last season and is said to be keen to capture him, with West Ham also linked.The Star also say Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Porto forward Hulk.Drogba is leaving Chelsea.Meanwhile, The Sun say Didier Drogba has been made a lucrative offer by Juventus.It is claimed the Italian giants have offered Drogba a two-year contract worth £80,000 a week.The out-of-contract striker, who is leaving Chelsea, has been tipped to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.QPR plan to offer Birmingham City £6m for goalkeeper Jack Butland – possibly paving the way for Paddy Kenny to join Neil Warnock at Leeds United, the Daily Mail say.Kenny has been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road since former R’s boss Warnock took over as Leeds manager.It is claimed Rangers are to make a bid for England Under-21 international Butland, who has been watched by Manchester United.Related West London Sport story: Hughes to make Villa an offer for Given (21 May)There is more speculation about Joey Barton’s future following the FA’s decision to ban him for 12 matches for his violent outburst against Manchester City.The Daily Mirror say it would cost Rangers £10m to get rid of him. Other papers, including The Sun, suggest it would cost £11m.The Star claim QPR have lined up Tottenham’s Jermaine Jenas as a £4m signing to replace Barton and are also looking to sign keeper Ben Foster from Birmingham.West Ham and Celtic are among the clubs chasing Jordan Rhodes after Fulham had a bid ‘laughed off’ by Huddersfield Town, according to the Star.It is claimed Fulham offered £3.5m for the striker, who has scored 40 goals for the Terriers this season.Wigan, Stoke and Norwich have also been linked with a move for Rhodes.Meanwhile, out-of-contract Whites forward Andy Johnson has again been linked with QPR.The Mail suggest that R’s boss Mark Hughes, who managed the player at Fulham, is interested in taking him to Loftus Road.And the Star say Fulham want Wolves defender Christophe Berra.Thursday’s Chelsea quiz: Bye-bye BosingwaDoes Joey Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more