Wu Lei repeats for the second year and wins the Chinese Golden Ball

first_imgWu Lei has achieved one of the purposes he was looking for in his career. In the next few hours it will be officially announced that the Espanyol striker is chosen for the second year in a row as the player of the Chinese year, an award he already received in 2018 thanks to the 27 goals he achieved in the Super League before his arrival at Espanyol . Lei is an icon in his country and this prize ratifies him as the most relevant player in a country that little by little wants to poke his head internationally.The Espanyol player has imposed himself in the votes to Yan Junling, goalkeeper who even played for the parakeet team when Roberto Jiménez finished his contract, and Elkeson Oliveira Cardoso, Brazilian with Chinese passport. The striker curiously returns this Sunday to the Ceramics Stadium, where he debuted in LaLiga last February.Wu Lei has not only become the first Chinese to score in the Spanish competition, but also to score in the Europa League in a league club and to mark Barcelona in an official match. That last goal earned Espanyol to score a point in the first meeting of Abelardo Fernández and 2020. With the arrival of Raúl de Tomás, the Chinese striker will have more competition in attack, but he hopes to continue contributing with his goals so that Espanyol will achieve salvation. Its signing, strategic at the time, has helped the entity increase revenue and its internationalization.last_img read more

NCAA: Lyceum vents ire on Arellano to inch closer to Final 4

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew There wasn’t much of a match to begin as the Pirates immediately raced to a 54-38 lead heading into the break and  never looked back.“It’s a big opportunity for us to get better and that was a good win for us,” said Pirates head coach Topex Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissJaycee Marcelino, who played without twin brother Jayvee for the first time this season, led Lyceum with 21 points, three rebounds, three assists, and four steals while MJ Ayaay had 16 points and five rebounds.Jayvee is recovering from his nose injury that he suffered during the game against the Altas on Friday the previous week. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CJ Perez Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum  pounced on a hapless Arellano, 113-79, to bounce back from its first loss of the year in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Pirates, who lost to University of Perpetual Help, 83-81, off a Prince Eze buzzer beater last week, got to a 13-1 record to assure themselves of at least a playoff for a Final Four spot.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Meralco’s Newsome, Hodge fail to get clearance for Fiba Champions Cup Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Spencer Pretta added 15 points, on 5-of-10 shooting from deep, while CJ Perez missed out on a triple-double finishing with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists.Archie Concepcion had 16 points for the 4-9 Chiefs while Michael Canete had a 13-point, 14-rebound double-double.Lyceum’s 81 bench points and 27 assists are both season-high marks for the Pirates.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Children being abused in institutional care – ChildLink report

first_imgChildren living in institutional care, within the age group of 10 to 12 have reportedly been abused by their caregiver and other staff; a practice that has not been denied by the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA).This is according to a ChildLink 2016 report: “The Nature and Extent of Institutionalisation of Children in Guyana.”The report stated that while caregivers have unanimously reported that corporal punishment was not applied to the children in their care, children are saying “yes” that they have been physically abused.It said that the caregivers vouched that disciplinary measures employed did not include physical abuse, but instead included giving children additional chores, denial of certain privileges, and having the child sent directly to the agency for intervention.One child told the researcher of the report that “A day (name of staff member) slapped me and swell me eye, and another time he just come and slap me behind me head hard and next time I was in the yard, he come and cuff me hard in me back.”When contacted on Tuesday, Director of the CCPA Ann Greene stated that it is a matter she could not pronounce on and would prefer if it is directed at the Social Protection Minister. However, she did state that the agency does not promote child beating. Instances of children being beaten were reported by boys particularly in both State run as well as privately run institutions.“That this could be true was not denied by the CCPA. They (CCPA) clarified that constant interventions are needed with caregivers as many believe that corporal punishment is necessary in order to ‘control’ children and ensure that they are disciplined,” the report indicated, highlighting that this trend needs urgent attention as children are removed from their homes and placed in residential care because of reported abuse.It added that “for them to be abused further while in the State care is an anomaly as they were placed there for safety and protection.”According to the Amnesty International 2015/2016 report, there is a high level of acceptance of domestic violence in Guyana. It stated that child rights are being infringed on with corporal punishment in schools still be implemented. The report indicated that this is in breach of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child and despite consultations being held with the Government and civil society, the law remains unchanged.RunawaysChildren are being encouraged to report issues of neglect, abuse and violence to a teacher they trust. However, it is not uncommon that they would be taken immediately to the Child Care and Protection Agency once a report is made. This abruptness of being integrated into institutional care, a ChildLink report stated, has led to many children running away.According to the report “The Nature and Extent of Institutionalisation of Children in Guyana”, children find adjusting to residential care very difficult and may sometimes run away.The study has revealed that 69 per cent of children had been in residential care between one to 15 years, positing that the average length of time children in the sample spent in residential care is four years.Child Counsellor Abbigale Loncke in an invited comment told Guyana Times that children are not supposed to be institutionalised for more than two years. She noted that after the period of two years, if children remain institutionalised, their social skills surrounding the family setting starts to diminish.It highlighted that when caregivers were interviewed they divulged that children ‘run away’ because they are not prepared by their parents or the CCPA for being placed in residential care.However, ChildLink found that in such cases, placement was based on a crisis in the family such as loss of employment, disaster, or death. “As such, the child was a lot more open and amenable to this change,” it said.Thus, it recommended that all children should go through an initial conversation which must establish why they are being placed in residential care. And that at every step it must be pointed out that their “safety, care and protection are of paramount importance and the attempt is to ensure one or all of these”.It also suggested that there should be some form of dialogue between the residential facility and the CCPA before a child’s admission so that an informed response based on the particular needs of the child could be provided.“There is a grave need for sensitisation of children in residential care as to their rights and responsibilities. For instance, the young adults in care, who participated in this study, were not aware that they were free to leave and return home,” it added.Once the child, who ran away, is found by the CCPA, the matter would be placed before the court and the child would be reassigned to another facility.last_img read more

Guyana’s traditional sectors can bring tremendous benefits – Ali

first_img…says oil and gas is not the only “saviour”With the right investment opportunities and economic environment, Guyana’s traditional sectors can thrive to provide more employment and other benefits, rather than a sole dependence on taxation to garner capital.PPP/C Presidential Candidate Irfaan AliPPP/C Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali shared this opinion during a recent interview on the creation of jobs, where he assured that under his Government, economic sectors will not be neglected. It was explained that the prospects of oil is not the “only saviour” since traditional sectors are opportunistic with assistance from Government.“We need a Government that has ideas and vision and not a Government that seems to be barren on ideas and think that taxes is the only solution in terms of raising capital. Also, this thing that oil and gas as the only saviour out there or opportunity that is ahead for Guyana. Oil and gas would bring tremendous opportunity for Guyana but there is great opportunities in all the traditional sectors and also in newer sectors with a little tweaking,” he stated.Ali expressed that draconian measures on Government’s end have seen downward spiralling of most of these sectors. This is due to the lack of incentive regime for investments among other unfavourable moves that was noticed especially in the mining sector. In five years, he informed that the industry has declined by approximately 40 per cent, with an average 15,000 persons directly affected.“These are sectors that has performed well for Guyana. In 2014, we had approximately 3000 dredges in the mining sector. Each dredge would have employed about five persons directly [apart from the] suppliers, manufacturers, those who supply food…You’re talking about 15,000 jobs in 2014. Today, only approximately 60 per cent of those dredges are in operation,” the Presidential Candidate related.He added that the significant decrease was as a result of the draconian measures that the APNU/AFC Government “brought down on the mining sector that caused persons to hold back on investments. There was no capital investment, no reformation in the sector and the small and medium-sized miners were disseminated”.For the mining sector to flourish again, he added, tax concessions and the two per cent royalty rate are some factors which must be considered. He lamented on the numerous documentations that stymie small miners from conducting their operations.“We have to look at tax concessions that would benefit the small and medium scale miners, help them in mining equipment, retooling themselves in the industry. We have to revert to the two per cent royalty rate…The level of documentation that small miners have to get before they actually go into operation has created tremendous hardship for their own growth and development.”Ali posited that Guyana’s hinterland road infrastructure has also been at its worst for the past two years. This has been coupled with the skyrocketed cost for fuel, which has seen little assistance from Government.“Then we have to look at the land management and allocation system and address the issue of high fuel costs. The costs for fuel in some of the areas that our miners are mining now is totally non-competitive. In the past, there was a particular method that was used to assist miners in this regard. We have seen that the Government has shy away from this and then look at the state of the hinterland roads,” he asserted.Two months ago, persons commuting the Linden-Lethem road called on Government to urgently intervene and repair certain sections which were impassable.Sections of the road — at Fairview in Region Nine and Kurupukari in Region Eight — were completely impassible, with some sections being inundated when there is heavy rainfall.ManufacturingFor the manufacturing and business sectors, he said that grants and special funds will be injected to stimulate activities by linking entrepreneurs with the necessary resources. Zero-rated exports will also encourage stakeholders to invest.“We’ll look at the zero rating for all exports, industrial parts, and special incentives to invest in particular areas. We have to look at a special fund to stimulate innovation and new businesses. We’ll have to increase grants through small and medium-sized enterprises and a lot of this has to come through entrepreneurial training.”Ali stated that the present situation has caused many small businesses to close their operations because of the incapacity to handle shocks from a decreasing disposable income.“Small businesses are closing down. Medium businesses are closing down. If you look at the stats, you will see that in the last three years, we’ve had $29 billion in non-performing loans. Non-performing loans has grown by $12 billion in three years and 60 per cent of that is in the business enterprises and most of these are the small and medium business that does not have the capital formation to withstand these shocks. You’re seeing that the disposable income of our people is being sucked up,” the Presidential Candidate explained.last_img read more

Hockey Canada hosting development weekend in November

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Hockey Canada hosting a development weekend in partnership with the U-17 Hockey Challenge for the first time ever in the North and South Peace Regions.The Friday before the U-17s which get underway on November 5th, Hockey Canada is hosting a number of coaching clinics and jamborees in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.Event Coordinator Karin Carlson said, “The development weekend starts on Friday night with all sorts of events in both Dawson Creek and Fort St. John. It runs through Saturday and should be wrapped up by Sunday before the games begin. Friday night in Dawson Creek there’s the Female and Hockey North Jamborees. On Saturday we are running a Novice Jamboree all day with 28 teams for that with the whole region being invited.”- Advertisement -All the information sessions and clinics will be at the Pomeroy Sports Centre throughout the weekend.Carlson said, “ The coach one clinic also takes part on Saturday we are running three parent education sessions in regards to hockey and safety and so forth. A goalie and referees clinic will be both Saturday and Sunday. And a clinic for just goaltenders on Sunday.”For more info or to register visit: www.fsjminorhockey.caAdvertisementlast_img read more

GFF presents equipment to foster youth development

first_imgFive groups have, between September 17 and October 4, benefited from the donation of football equipment to foster growth and development of the sport among their youth population.Presentation of football geas to St Pius Primary SchoolThree educational institutions in St. Pius Primary School, East Ruimveldt Secondary School and The Business School, along with the Upper Mazaruni Sports Council and the Lethem Mayor and Town Council, were presented the equipment, courtesy of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) through Nigel White and The Crossfire Foundation, a partner based in the United States of America.Among the items presented to the groups named were cleats, balls, bibs, cones and jerseys in a variety of quantities and types. Additionally, two barrels of equipment were presented to St Pius Primary and East Ruimveldt Secondary School respectively.In expressing gratitude for the presentation, Head Teacher of East Ruimveldt Secondary School, Katheryn Fraser, said it would greatly assist the school to participate in future competitions. “I feel good about the gesture, because the children are into football and these gears will go a far way. We have female and male football teams, and they actively participate in competitions. Usually respective parents buy the gears used, but this presentation will greatly reduce the cost faced by the parents to acquire same,” Fraser said.President Wayne Forde, who was on hand to present the gear to The Business School last Tuesday, said he was impressed with the work of the school, especially as it afforded scholarship opportunities to young footballers.“Mr. Bovell, the Head Teacher, visited me over the past week and shared with me a very thoughtful report of the exceptional work that this institution has been doing to promote sports in general, and in particular football. What I learned is that the school has given second chances to students through the academic and sports scholarships,” Forde explained.He urged the students to maximise the second chance afforded them, and to make informed decisions.According to the website, The Crossfire Foundation is a club in the United States of America which “provides professional training and player development to qualified players to assist them in advancing to play at the highest levels of play available.”File: GFF 1Caption:GFF 2Caption:GFF 3Caption:last_img read more

Family awarded $10 million in suit over fatality at school

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A jury has awarded $10.3 million to the family of a 6-year-old girl who was struck by a van and killed two years ago in a San Fernando Valley elementary school parking lot, determining the school district was largely responsible for the crash. The family of Jordan Sandels filed the wrongful-death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Unified School District, alleging the parking lot at Lanai Road Elementary School in Encino was not designed according to state-approved blueprints. The Superior Court jury on Tuesday agreed and determined the district had been told of possibly hazardous conditions in the parking lot prior to the Jan. 13, 2005, crash. The girl’s father, Michael Sandels, called the verdict an “incredible victory” and said he planned to use the money to open a foundation to address safety issues at schools nationwide. last_img read more

2 men named in visa fraud

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If convicted of all charges, Korenberg faces 225 years and Rodriguez faces 15 years in federal prison. Philip Abramowitz, 53, of Agoura Hills and paralegal Heidi Poepping, 44, of Moorpark were previously charged in the scheme, officials said. Two prominent immigration attorneys have been indicted on charges that they filed fraudulent visa applications on behalf of foreign nationals, including employees of their own Sherman Oaks-based law firm, authorities said Thursday. Daniel E. Korenberg, 57, a partner in the now-defunct law firm of Korenberg, Abramowitz & Feldun, and Steven James Rodriguez, 40, one of the firm’s senior associates, were indicted Wednesday on charges of conspiracy, committing visa fraud and making false statements. At one time, KAF was the largest immigration law firm on the West Coast. Officials say more than 1,000 immigrants from the Philippines, Egypt and Pakistan may have been using the fraudulent visas to stay in the country illegally. “This helped close a vulnerability to national security,” said Jennifer Silliman, deputy special agent in charge of investigation for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Los Angeles. last_img read more

Pochettino motivated by beating Man Utd, not joining them

first_img0Shares0000Eyes on the prize: Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is focusing on the Premier League title rather than the Manchester United job © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 11 – Mauricio Pochettino says his focus is solely on defeating Manchester United on Sunday to further Tottenham’s Premier League title chances rather than his own prospects of taking over at Old Trafford next season.The Argentine is the bookies’ favourite to take over as United’s next permanent manager despite Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s perfect record in five games as caretaker boss following Jose Mourinho’s sacking. Spurs, in third place, are 10 points ahead of their sixth-placed visitors and are just six points off leaders Liverpool.Pochettino’s men are still involved in four competitions despite working with a fraction of the budget on offer to Mourinho over the past two-and-a-half seasons.“Of course when you’re a manager or coach you cannot be focused on all the rumours,” Pochettino said on Friday, referring to his meeting with Solskjaer being billed as a head-to-head for the United job.“The most important thing is the motivation that we have to do our job in our best way. Of course Manchester is going to come on Sunday trying to win.“Of course for him (Solskjaer) it’s a massive motivation or challenge to manage Manchester United, like for me it’s a massive challenge to be in front for this football club, Tottenham.“Always the motivation is to win because we’re so competitive. We’re people that love to win and hate to lose, and always when you play a friendly game or a competitive game like Sunday always it’s about winning.”Pochettino’s achievements are all the more remarkable given Spurs have played in a makeshift home at Wembley for the past 18 months and did not sign a single player during the summer transfer window.Tottenham are again unlikely to do business in January, with the immediate concern more focused on ensuring some of their best players do not leave.Christian Eriksen has been in fantastic form of late but the Danish midfielder has yet to agree an extension on his contract that expires in 2020, sparking interest from a host of top European clubs.“Christian is a very clever person and of course there’s going to be a decision from him, from the club, from different parts and I hope he can be committed to the club long-term,” said Pochettino.“In football it’s about timings, negotiations, different parties and how they feel.“Of course, it’s his right to wait, to sign this week or in six months, to have different dreams and challenges. For me, it’s not a point to discuss. He’s committed to us, he’s playing so well. I’m so happy with him.”And Pochettino joked that he treats Eriksen in a similar way to his dog.“Christian is a very special person and you need to give him freedom, like on the pitch,” added Pochettino.“You cannot put him in a box. You need to give freedom and trust him. Like my dog, in the park. I trust my dog. I say, ‘Go, I trust you’”.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgA HORROR movie shot in Co Donegal this year has picked up a top gong – it is to be shown at the world famous Sundance Film Festival!The film from British director Jon Wright and writer Kevin Lehane sees stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey star alongside Derry actress Bronagh Gallagher – and they arrived in Inishowen last December with 100 staff and crew!The famous Five Finger Strand, Malin Town, Moville and Malin Head were all used as locations for the comedy horror. The film, about the invasion of an Irish fishing village by giant squid-like creatures, was was backed by the Irish Film Board.Producer Tracy Brimm said the crew had an “extraordinary experience” filming in Ireland.“The beautiful Donegal landscape is a featured character in Grabbers , and we had an extraordinary experience shooting the film in Ireland. We had a terrific team working with us and a very warm local reception,” said Ms Brimm.“Being invited to screen the film in Sundance is an incredible honour and we could not dream of a better platform to launch the film. We have no doubt that this will put Ireland in the spotlight and will certainly shine a light on some great Irish talent with a big future ahead of them, especially screenwriter Kevin Lehane and actress Ruth Bradley.” Aideen Doherty of the Donegal Film Office also welcomed the announcement. “Grabbers featuring at Sundance confirms that it is always worthwhile to jump at every opportunity that comes our way. We are committed to ensuring that Donegal is seen as a viable location for film,” said Ms Doherty.The Sundance Film Festival was founded by the actor Robert Redford. It is the largest independent cinema festival in the US with more than 50,000 people attending screenings in Park City, Utah.DONEGAL MOVIE SET FOR BIG-TIME AFTER TOP HONOUR was last modified: December 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:donegaldonegal screenMalinMalin Headmovillelast_img read more

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