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Official: Matheus Fernandes, courtesy of Palmeiras

first_imgMatheus Fernandes is already a Real Valladolid player. announced the interest in the Brazilian soccer player early yesterday afternoon and the club has just confirmed his signing until the end of the current season. The circumstance arises, that Barcelona has bought his pass this afternoon to Palmeiras, but from July 1, with which the player continued to belong to the São Paulo team that gives it to Real Valladolid. The Brazilian midfielder, 21, comes from Palmeiras, although he trained in the Botafogo of his hometown, Rio de Janeiro. In the Brazilian championship he has participated in 74 games, while he played eight of the Copa Libertadores, in addition to being international U17 and U20 with Canarinha.The player, the first Brazilian to sign for the first Ronaldo Nazario team, will be presented next week in Valladolid and will be placed under Sergio’s orders.last_img read more

Another Bullet stuns them

first_img The three-year-old gelding went into chase of speedy WESTERN WARRIOR from three furlongs out and outbattled him in the stretch run to win in 2:09.3 with stable jockey Omar Walker astride. ANOTHER BULLET was among a stinging trio of outsiders to rock punters at the back end of the 10-race card. TAZ, running for the second time, made all from postposition one at five furlongs straight in the eighth race, winning at odds of 16-1 with Oneil Mullings. After ANOTHER BULLET’s shocker in the ninth, ABOGADO stormed past 14-1 shot KACI a furlong out to win the 10th at 16-1 with apprentice Javaniel Patterson. The two-kilo claiming apprentice had a second winner, COLORS OF WAR in the sixth, joining Shane Ellis as the day’s leading riders. Ellis opened the programme with CONNOR and returned to make all aboard Richard Azan’s debutante, SWEET PEPPA, in the fourth, a maiden event for three-year-old fillies. Racing continues at Caymanas Park on Saturday. TRAINER Patrick Lynch’s ANOTHER BULLET yesterday scored a stunning 11-1 upset at Caymanas Park, convincingly beating eight open-allowance rivals at 1100 metres, including 2015 Sprint champion POKER STAR. Coming into the event on the back of two strong performances, both at a mile, the last being a stubborn defeat against 2000 Guineas winner FEARLESS SAMURAI on April 29, inform ANOTHER BULLET was overlooked at the shorter distance. However, the sprinter-stayer showed his rivals no respect, swooping down four wide on the battling trio of TALENTED TONY K, KING D and POLLY B at the top of the lane. Running super light at 49.0 kilos with two-kilo claiming apprentice Odeen Edwards, ANOTHER BULLET powered off the turn and kicked in his mid-race pace, leaving the short-speed sprinters running for second. The race was not without incident as a lengthy stewards’ enquiry resulted in the disqualification of third-past-the-post CRUCIAL APPEAL, who had broadsided 1-4 favourite POKER STAR shortly after leaving the gate. POKER STAR, who finished fourth, was promoted to third behind CHACE THE GREAT, who passed the post second, but was lucky to escape disqualification after crossing stablemate CRUCIAL APPEAL in mid-track near the end of the race. Though POKER STAR had a rough reintroduction, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for trainer Wayne DaCosta, who watched RADICAL score a fighting victory over WESTERN WARRIOR at 10 furlongs in the I’msatisfied Trophy. STRETCH RUNlast_img read more

Agro-Dealers Complete Mobile Inputs Delivery Training

first_imgMrs. Kalayi, ADAL’s president At least 45 agro-inputs dealers have completed a one-day intensive training on inputs delivery through a mobile transaction system that will benefit smallholder farmers in the fifteen counties of Liberia.The training was conducted on Monday at the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) sub-office in Fendell, outside Monrovia.It is an initiative that is being supported by the MOA under the Liberia Agriculture Transformation Agenda (LATA), which seeks to empower local farmers with key inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides to increase yields in the various value chains to make the country self-reliant in food production.To achieve and sustain the goal of LATA, the MOA is working with the private sector, including the National Agro-inputs Dealers Association of Liberia (ADAL), to reach farmers with necessary inputs.Launched in March 2017, ADAL is the umbrella organization of trained and qualified agro-dealers across the country involved in providing agro-inputs and educating farmers on how they can properly use the inputs.The president of ADAL, Rebecca S. Kalayi, told the Daily Observer on Tuesday in Monrovia that members of ADAL are to shortly begin the distribution of inputs to farmers who are engaged primarily in rice and cassava production. Flash back: Agro-dealers Association launched.“More than 400,000 registered farmers in the rice and cassava value chains from the fifteen counties are to receive seed rice, fertilizer, agro-chemicals and improved cassava cuttings to use on their farms. The agro-dealers are taking assignments in the various counties to ensure the distribution of these inputs in a timely manner. The inputs will be given to the farmers through the use of the mobile phone,” she said.Mrs. Kalayi mentioned that farmers who are to benefit from the inputs are those registered by the MOA, who are also expected to contribute a little token in cash.“The cash contribution by the farmers toward the inputs is meant to make them take full ownership of their farming activities. They will also receive education from the assigned agro-dealers on the use of these inputs.“We can assure the country that the inputs delivery to the farmers will be properly managed by the assigned agro-dealers. The ministry has entrusted us with this task because we are trained and are involved in working with farmers,” she added.Meanwhile, Mrs. Kalayi is calling on the MOA and partners to further build the capacity of agro-dealers so that they can effectively work with farmers in the country.She named logistics and reduction in the price of agricultural implements as some needed assistance that can benefit her organization.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

East Bank Berbice road project finally advancing

first_imgCommuting will soon be stress-free for residents on the East Bank of Berbice (EBB), as the $1.2B road rehabilitation project finally advances. The exercise, which commenced in August 2017 was delayed due to the obligatory removal of utilities; however, it is now back on stream.Resident Engineer, Joel Tucker told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that works are ongoing in the Everton area which has fewer encumbrances.The Overwinning area being prepared for rehabilitationHe explained that the workers are currently widening the area which also involves full reconstruction. “Then we’ll add on our base course and we should be on target to do the asphalt layer or the paving, sometime early in February and this will be roughly about 1.3 kilometres of work of the 5km.”Tucker highlighted that the work officially began on December 04, 2017, when the ministry received its first consignment of white sand.The project will see the construction of five kilometres of roadway from Overwinning to Everton, equipped with new features aimed at bolstering road safety.“We’ll have the installation of highway lighting coming from Stanleytown in New Amsterdam right through to Everton, installation of guard rails; improvement in terms of traffic signage, and also the horizontal road signage as well,” Tucker underlined.According to the Resident Engineer, the project will also see four structures rehabilitated and completely reconstructed. These are the bridges at Gay Park and Edinburg Bridge, a culvert between Edinburg and Gay Park and a culvert at the Baptiste turn.This multi-million-dollar venture is being executed by the Ministry’s Special Project Unit utilising its own equipment and employing persons from the EBB area. Contracts for the bridges and lighting were awarded to Yunas Civil and Building Construction Services and Cummings Electrical Company Limited respectively. The scheduled deadline for completion of the project is August 3.last_img read more

School District 60 looks to deal with teacher shortage for rural schools

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – School District 60 is currently facing a teacher shortage at some schools within the District.According to Superintendent Dave Sloan, as they look ahead to a new school year, a number of SD 60 schools are facing a teacher shortage with Buick Creek being at the top of the list.“The District as a whole has a challenge in staffing some of our more rural postings. Any of our rural schools, over the past few years, had a bit of a challenge in terms of being fully staffed and this year, Buick Creek seems to be one of our more significant challenges.”- Advertisement -Sloan says the Board has advised the community that they are working on a contingency plan to hire a teacher in order to avoid transferring Buick students to another school.“We had advised the community that we were creating a contingency plan to ensure that the children would have a teacher in front of them. If we’re unsuccessful at hiring an adequate professional staff for the Buick Creek School, that means those 17 students would have a choice of attending Prespatou or Upper Pine.”In order to deal with the shortage, the District has put out a nation-wide advertising campaign and a provincial bulletin with hopes of attracting potential teachers to work and live within Peace River North.Advertisement Sloan says the School District’s Human Resource Department will continue to work this summer on finding enough teachers and meeting the needs of the students.last_img read more

Swindon closing in on Anton Rodgers

first_img1 Anton Rodgers Swindon are close to sealing a move for Anton Rodgers, the son of Liverpool manager Brendan.The 21-year-old is currently without a club after leaving Oldham earlier this summer and has been on trial with the west country side.Rodgers featured in Swindon’s 5-2 win against Petersfield and it is understood that he is set for a permanent contract.Swindon will become the fourth club of the midfielder’s career after his spells at Brighton and Exeter before Oldham last term.last_img read more

Zorc dismisses rumours linking Sancho to United

first_imgYet Sancho, who picked up an assist in England’s 5-0 thrashing of the Czech Republic on Friday, has been repeatedly linked with a return to the Premier League.A recent report in The Sun alleged that Sancho’s agent was in talks with Manchester United, but Dortmund boss Zorc dismissed the rumours as “irrelevant”.“I have no knowledge (of the talks), but it is also completely irrelevant,” Zorc told Bild.In a recent interview with the same newspaper, Zorc admitted that it would be hard for Dortmund to hold on to Sancho long-term, but insisted that the youngster would remain at Dortmund next season.“I can’t put a price tag around Jadon’s neck but I can say that even the biggest clubs in the world struggle to afford him at the moment,” said Zorc.“Jadon will be playing at Borussia Dortmund next season. But it is obvious that the interest in him will keep growing, especially from English clubs. He will not end his career in Dortmund, that much is true.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jadon Sancho (L) picked up an assist in England’s win over the Czech Republic on Friday © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONBERLIN, Germany, Mar 25 – Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has dismissed rumours that 19-year-old rising star Jadon Sancho is set for a move back to Manchester.English youngster Sancho has flourished since joining Dortmund from Manchester City two years ago, and recently signed a contract extension which keeps him at the German club until 2022.last_img read more

Taking criticism too far

first_imgMaybe Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy has seen one too many Al Pacino movies. Or perhaps he gets off on watching Jack Nicholson tell Tom Cruise, “You can’t handle the truth!” Whatever the reason, his outrageous postgame tirade after OSU defeated Texas Tech, 49-45, on Saturday goes right in the “stranger than fiction” category. At the same time, however, a look at the story surrounding the rant reveals a few kernels of truth in the complex world that college football has become. For those of you who haven’t seen Gundy’s post-game outburst on YouTube, ESPN or your local news channel, the 40-year-old coach went on a three-minute tirade against Jenni Carlson, a columnist for The Oklahoman. Gundy was absolutely incensed at what he considered to be an insensitive, inaccurate piece that attacked OSU quarterback Bobby Reid’s toughness – both physical and mental. Going beyond anything I’ve ever seen from an angry coach, Gundy got even more personal than Carlson got when she said, “Does he (Reid) have the fire in his belly? Or does he want to be coddled, babied, perhaps even fed chicken (by his mother)? “This article had to have been written by a person that doesn’t have a child,” Gundy yelled. “If you have a child someday, you’ll understand how it feels, but you obviously don’t have a child. I do. If your child goes down the street and somebody makes fun of him because he drops a pass in a pickup game or says he’s fat and he comes home crying to his mommy, you’ll understand.” At another point, Gundy says: “If you want to comment on his play, comment on his play. But don’t comment on something that’s outside of his play that is downgrading or belittling to a young man who is trying to do things right, and he has to get splashed all over the newspaper in the state of Oklahoma.” It’s clear from the video that Gundy is a passionate person who has a deep concern for his players and his fellow man. It’s clear he wasn’t afraid to deviate from standard protocol – and risk taking some heat – in order to defend one of his players. What isn’t clear is just how smart he is. It is admirable Gundy felt the need to defend his player from a harsh critique that felt too personal. Regardless of whether she’s right or wrong, Carlson risked stepping over the line when she questioned Reid’s ability to handle pressure, basically labeled him a momma’s boy and strongly inferred he wasn’t tough enough to play hurt. But while Carlson may have stepped over the line, Gundy stepped right off the cliff. He was so theatrical that a valid question – how far should we go in dissecting a college athlete’s humanity for the sake of in-depth coverage? – was overshadowed by his emotion. More important, by stomping off the podium and refusing to take questions after he finished attacking Carlson, he failed miserably to give proper recognition to his players’ dramatic victory. That is as dumb as it gets. By not having the discipline to either wait until Monday to address the column or perhaps talk to Carlson in private on Saturday or Sunday, he made his views the headline and shafted his own team. The story continued to make the rounds the past few days. On Monday, Football Writers Association of America president Mike Griffith issued a statement that read, in part: “I consider Coach Gundy’s behavior completely inappropriate. It shows a lack of respect for the media and doesn’t speak well for the university and the fans he represents.” Gundy said he had no regrets, although he said he “shot from the hip,” and maybe should have prepared a better response. Carlson wrote a column Tuesday in which she defended her credibility and complained that Gundy wouldn’t give her any examples of how she got her facts wrong. In the end, there are several conclusions that can be made. First, the world has been forever changed by YouTube and the Internet in general. There will soon be 100,000 downloads of Gundy’s tirade, turning what once would have been a spicy story for Oklahomans into a national event while provoking a mixture of laughter, surprise, admiration and disdain. Two, major college football is bigger than ever and more intertwined with the real world than ever before. Gundy’s ballistic reaction, ironically, created a far bigger story that does more to justify Carlson’s intrusive position than it does to repulse it. Third, it says a lot that the media reaction I’ve read is critical of Gundy’s outburst, but gives little thought to Carlson’s critique of Reid. Gundy was ridiculously unprofessional, but is it now acceptable to question a young college athlete’s heart and guts to explain a coach’s move? It appears it is. Elite three: The Heisman Trophy race is starting to take shape and Arkansas running back Darren McFadden remains the favorite heading into the last weekend of September. He finished second last year and he’s on pace to gain more than 2,000 yards as a junior. However, two quarterbacks are coming on strong. Florida sophomore Tim Tebow is shaping up as a phenom while guiding the Gators to a 4-0 start. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound left-hander has tight end strength, 4.6 speed in the 40 and a quality passer’s touch with a good understanding of the spread option offense. He’s thrown for 1,096 yards and gained 358 on the ground, while throwing just one interception. Senior Andre Woodson, meanwhile, is putting up great numbers under former Oregon coach Rich Brooks at Kentucky, which shockingly is in the top 15 at 4-0. He’s completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 1,008 yards, with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions. This and that: Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon hasn’t thrown an interception going into this week’s huge game against Cal. At the moment, he’s a Heisman candidate worth watching, just like USC’s John David Booty. … When Appalachian State shocked Michigan, AP changed its rules to allow Division I-AA teams to be included in voting for the top-25 rankings. Shouldn’t they be excluded again, now that Wofford has beaten Appalachian State? … This blogged response to the Gundy story came from ChickyBoomBoom129: “The way Okie State is going this year, good guy Gundy will be fired at season’s end. Gimme a winner, not a preacher.” jim.thomas@dailybreeze.com160Want 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

Leasing empty floors an option

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThose who protested when the $145 million tower was built a decade ago – with Italian granite, imported tile and massive board room – said the MTA has a chance to right its wrongs. “Irrespective of the sins of the past, it is incumbent upon MTA to engage in rational decisions on their space utilization now,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “If they do indeed find themselves with available space, we would think, as taxpayer advocates, to consolidate their operations and sublease space is a good thing.” The MTA hopes to have a study on the issue completed by September. These days, the building houses 1,600 employees, compared with 1,800 who worked there when it opened behind Union Station in 1995. But the MTA warns consolidation might not be worth it, since it would cost as much as $400 per employee to relocate computers, phone lines and other office equipment. The MTA’s grandiose headquarters building – often dubbed the Taj Mahal – isn’t as busy or crowded as it used to be. Gone are the subway contractors who built the Metro Red Line. Missing are the employees whose jobs have been lost to budget cuts or reassigned to local offices in the communities. Now, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering whether it could make money by leasing out empty floors of the 26-story office building. “We’re looking at what we can do to restack the building, said MTA chief Roger Snoble. “If there’s an opportunity for us to take advantage of it, we’ll take advantage of it. It hasn’t happened yet.” Downtown commercial real estate broker Mark Tarczynski said office buildings are commanding $16 to $22 a square foot – roughly $500,000 for a 22,000-square-foot floor of a high-rise. “It’s great because it’s in the hub of mass transit. If someone’s commuting in from Orange County or Riverside, they can just take the train and, bingo, they’re there,” said Tarcsynski, senior vice president of CBRE’s downtown urban redevelopment group. On the other hand, there’s not much else in the neighborhood. “Typical amenities, they’re just not there. Where do you go eat for lunch?” Meanwhile, the Exposition Construction Authority, which is building the MTA’s Exposition Line, recently rented downtown office space for its crew because there wasn’t a full floor available at the MTA, said Rick Thorpe, an executive for both the MTA and the Expo authority. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who questioned whether all 26 floors were needed when the MTA headquarters was built, said if there’s room to spare, the MTA should try to make some money back. “Now that it’s built and paid for by the taxpayers, it’s prudent for MTA to turn that asset into a profitable revenue stream,” said Antonovich’s transportation deputy Michael Cano. (818) 713-3761160Want 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 Earagail Arts Festival continues to grow from strength to strength.And this year the unique mix of art, music, culture and just about everything else promises to get even bigger.But don’t take out word for it!The official launch for the festival takes place next Tuesday and everyone is welcome to attend.EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL TO BE LAUNCHED NEXT WEEK was last modified: May 26th, 2015 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:Earagail Arts Festivallaunchlast_img read more