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Muguruza returns to the top-20: “I don’t think how far I will go”

first_imgAmongst the enhancements of his sport, Muguruza highlights his managed bravery: “I am understanding how to select the second to be extra aggressive and get on the web.” On his subsequent rival Simona Halep, he says that “he’s very strong and has performed with nice consistency in recent times”. “It’s clear that I know Halep and the sport goes to be powerful, as a result of at this level anybody is troublesome. She is high and I will be ready.” And he doesn’t thoughts taking part in once more on Thursday, with no break day: “Taking part in tomorrow is ideal for me, that’s the calendar, and I don’t see it both good or dangerous.”When requested about the coincidence that Conchita Martínez, her coach, was the final Spanish to attain the semifinals, Garbiñe was a bit chilly: “I knew it, however I don’t think who was the final woman who reached the semifinals right here, I’m centered on my sport.” So centered is that when requested on the monitor if he knew who was going to play the semifinals, he mentioned no, though Halep had simply received Kontaveit there. Sure he celebrated with extra enthusiasm the entry of the Aragonese in the Tennis Corridor of Fame: “I discovered yesterday; it moved me and made me glad that Conchita was granted that honor, she deserves it.” “I don’t think so far, I don’t surprise how far I will go. No matter occurs, it’s a good event. I hope to smile later, however it’s being excellent”Garbiñe mentioned at the press convention after his victory. “I have gone from much less to extra, I had to get better and I am very pleased with my evolution,” mentioned the tennis participant born in Venezuela, who’s in her bubble, remoted similar to when Wimbledon received in 2017. “Since the begin of the event I am centered on doing every part attainable to be on high. I am fortunate to have been in these circumstances different instances and I know I have to be calm, “he acknowledged. He additionally analyzed the final two years of his profession, which weren’t so profitable: “To say that I was in a coma is a bit sturdy. That I was not so good as in earlier years, I do see that. There are occasions if you endure as a participant and issues are usually not going so nicely. You simply have to be affected person, endure and are available again once more. “ Thanks to his victory in the Australian Open quarter towards the Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Garbiñe Muguruza returns to the top-20 of the girls’s world rating after being out of it 30 weeks and reaching the first Grand Slam of the yr with out being the head of the sequence. The Spanish, who defended the quarters of final yr, got here to the event as quantity 32 and together with her go to the semifinals has risen 12 locations. He may climb eight extra if he wins the title on Saturday in Melbourne. If it reaches the ultimate it will be the 16th.last_img read more

Proper investigation needed into Uitvlugt factory incident

first_imgDear Editor,I fully support the call by Sookram Persaud for a proper investigation of the recent accident at the Uitvlugt Sugar Cane Factory.Editor, the very next day after the accident, many people could be heard saying that the industry is being sabotaged by this present administration, and whilst evidence might be available, not everything must be taken as truth. From what I’ve gathered, a manager went against the wishes and advice of the junior employees and personally increased the speed, causing the damages, because the machine is an old machine and cannot operate to its full capacity. It’s like forcing a Morris Oxford to drive at the same speed as a Ferrari.Now, according to the Guyana Times, some $18 million in canes are spoilt, even though the factory restarted operating on Sunday night/Monday morning. It’s too late! With the estimated damages at the factory and the spoilt canes, my calculation is around $30 million has gone down the drain. All is not lost, the spoilt canes could be used to make molasses for sale, so some sort of money can be recovered, but it still cannot cushion the losses due to negligence.So, in all fairness, I’m urging a proper investigation by the relevant authorities, and that preventative steps be taken to prevent future disasters.Sincerely,Sahadeo Bateslast_img read more

‘LACC’s Indictment Grossly Defective, Erroneous’

first_imgGiving several reasons on Wednesday why he dropped charges against former Commence Minister Miatta Beysolow, Judge Emery Paye of Criminal Court ‘C’ said the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigative report, which served as a basis for the indictment, was erroneous and defective.“It is clearly seen that the Commission did not exercise due care in handling its own reports,” Judge Paye indicated, adding,” hence, the institution of the indictment was procedurally defective.”He went on, “This goes without saying that the answer to the only issue was whether or not the defendant established sufficient grounds to dismiss the indictment which was a resounding yes.”According to the Criminal Court Judge, there was a missing link that claimed the court’s attention.“The missing link was the absence of the Ministry of Justice, in the prosecution of defendant Beysolow,” Judge Paye emphasized.He delved into the LACC argument that the law gives them right to prosecute anyone of corruption, if the Ministry of Justice fails to do so.Judge Paye clarified that “If the Ministry of Justice for whatever reason, does not take action to prosecute the case, by the provision of Section 11.3 of the LACC Act, this law being clear on its face, requires no further interpretation and it is sufficient for this court that the ministry could not prosecute the defendant because the report lacks jurisdiction.”According to Section 11.3 of the LACC Act, the Ministry of Justice may declaim to prosecute a case of corruption recommended for prosecution. If it determines that the evidence adduced by the commission is manifestly inadequate or is illegally acquired, in such a case, the commission shall be given the opportunity to augment the evidence or to show that the evidence is, in fact, adequate and properly acquired.In this case, the LACC failed to augment or justify said evidence and, without the involvement of the MOJ, single-handedly proceeded with the prosecution of the case, which several legal experts described as “waste of public resources.”Judge Paye said “having perused the entire records in the case, I am convinced that the institution of the said indictment is grossly defective and erroneous, because the documents failed to show any augmented or modified investigative report to warrant the prosecution of defendant Beysolow.”“This is precisely the point,” Judge Paye stressed,“since the LACC did not adduce any augmented evidence or modified report, which should have been forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to warrant the prosecution of the defendant, the LACC was in error when it proceeded with the institution of the indictment based on its investigative report.”They also failed to show jurisdiction in the court over the subject matter or to charge an offence, according to Judge Paye. He quoted the fundamental principle of the law, which, according to him, says that the essence of criminal prosecution is not to convict, but to make sure that justice is done.“A careful perusal of the case shows that the LACC investigative reports of August 19, 2013, only recommended that an administrative action be taken against the defendant,” according to the Judge.But, he said, “The court wonders why the LACC ignored the recommendation of its own report and proceeded to prosecute criminally without the showing any augmented or modified report that could constitute the basis for the indictment.”Judge Paye said the court observed that the act allegedly committed by the defendant was purely administrative rather than criminal in nature. Minister Beysolow, together with T. Nelson Williams, Jr., former Managing Director of Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC); Aaron Wheagar, former Managing Director for operations at the LPRC; Steve Flahn-Paye, Commerce Ministry’s Director for Price Analysis and Marketing; andAminata and Sons, Inc., were jointly indicted by the LACC.LACC initially claimed that the Minister in August 2011 personally executed a syndicate along with the co-defendants by handpicking Aminata & Sons, a wholesale and retail petrol dealer, without a competitive bid process, to distribute and sell a donated consignment of Japanese petroleum products, in violation of the Public Procurement Concession Commission (PPCC) Act. They allegedly misapplied over US $5 million from the sale of the products, LACC claimed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No charges for boys who sodomised 6-year-old

first_imgNo charges will be implemented against the two primary school boys, who allegedly sexually assaulted a six-year-old student in the washroom of an East Coast Demerara (ECD) school.This is according to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), who after reviewing the file recommended counselling for the duo.Divisional Commander, Assistant Police Commissioner Royston Andries-Junor when asked for an update on the matter said that the boys – aged nine and 10 – were interviewed by ranks and the file was sent for advice to the DPP, who recommended they receive counselling.He added that the Child Care and Protection Agency is currently engaging the matter.Social Protection Ministry’s Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) Director, Ann Greene had confirmed earlier this month that three primary school students have been implicated in the alleged sodomy of the six-year-old boy, who complained to his parents that he was sexually assaulted in the washroom.Greene told Guyana Times that the traumatised child is receiving the necessary care he requires.According to Greene, the CCPA was spearheading the probe.The Education Ministry, in a release to the press following the incident, appealed to individuals to desist from sensationalising issues related to minors.A police source has since revealed that one of the suspects has confessed to the assault, claiming that he inserted a pencil into the child’s anus while the second student denied the allegation.In light of reports, parents came out in solidarity and called for the removal of the boys from the school. Parents of students attending the school turned up in their numbers in front of the school’s premises and voiced their concerns by expressing fear for their children attending the school, where the alleged attack occurred.They further claimed that the two boys are bullies and would usually harass other students by taking away their pencils and money.last_img read more

Astana stun United youngsters in Europa League

first_imgDi’Shon Bernard, 19, then put through his own goal to hand Astana victory over a United side whose average age was just 22.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said some of the youngsters on show put their hands up to feature against Alkmaar in the final round of group matches on December 12.“At times we were excellent but there were spells when we let them push us back. That cost us in the end,” he said.“These boys have learnt a lot and have given me food for thought. I’m very pleased with many of them.”Shomko, meanwhile, told that the result will live in his memory.“I will be telling my grandchildren, ‘you know guys a while ago I scored against Manchester United’. It does not matter who scored, really. The most important thing is that we won,” he said.Solskjaer made 11 changes from Sunday’s draw with Sheffield United by handing senior debuts to teenagers Ethan Laird, Dylan Levitt and Bernard as well as naming cancer survivor Max Taylor on the bench.United opened the scoring after 10 minutes as Lingard’s low show from outside the box beat Nenad Eric to his right.Shomko responded after 55 minutes as his effort from inside the box glanced past Lee Grant in the United goal.The three points, Astana’s first of the European campaign, were secured when Bernard deflected an Antonio Rukavina cross past 36-year-old Grant seven minutes later.Astana were already out of contention for the knockout stages ahead of the round five fixture in Group L.Later Thursday, AZ Alkmaar host Partizan Belgrade and a win for the Dutch side would move them a point ahead of the English giants. 0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000England’s Jesse Lingard scored for Manchester United before they lost to Astana © AFP / stringerParis, France, Nov 28 – Kazakh champions Astana fought back to surprise a youthful Manchester United 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday.Captain Jesse Lingard opened the scoring for the visitors, who had already reached the last 32, before Dmitri Shomko equalised for the home side.last_img read more

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell charged with further 21 counts of sexual assault

first_img Barry Bennell is accused of a total of 41 offences between 1980 and 1991 1 Former football coach Barry Bennell has been charged with a further 21 allegations of historical child sexual assault against boys as young as 14. The 63-year-old is accused of a total of 41 offences between 1980 and 1991 against eight male complainants.Prosecutors said he has now been charged with 18 counts of indecent assault, two counts of buggery and one count of attempted buggery against four boys aged between 14 and 16. The former Crewe Alexandra coach has previously denied 20 child sex offences during a hearing at Chester Crown Court. A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said: “Today, former professional football coach Barry Bennell, 63, was informed that he has been charged with 21 counts of non-recent sexual assault on boys aged between 14 and 16 years of age.“These are 18 counts of indecent assault, two counts of buggery and one count of attempted buggery.“He will appear via video link at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court on the afternoon of Wednesday, 17 May in relation to these charges.”The most recent charges concern offences which are alleged to have taken place between 1983 and 1991, the CPS said.Bennell is also accused of 14 counts of indecent assault, five counts of buggery and one count of attempted buggery.The accusations involve four complainants who were boys under the age of 16 at the time of the alleged attacks between 1980 and 1987.One of his alleged victim was aged 11 to 12 at the time he claims he was indecently assaulted by Bennell.The former coach is currently on remand in custody.During his career in football, Bennell has also worked as a coach for Manchester City, Stoke and junior teams in north-west England and the Midlands.last_img read more


first_imgMonaghan have a secret weapon in their camp today – rugby star Tommy Bowe.The Irish international is well known as a clothes designer and even has his own clothing and footwear label.And for today’s Ulster final, Bowe has supplied the Monaghan team with an exclusive range of clothing.But that’s okay because Tommy has obviously never heard of Evolve Menswear.So not only are Monaghan going to be beaten off the pitch, they’re also going to be hammered in the fashion stakes!RUGBY STAR TOMMY BOWE’S CLOTHING A BAD FIT FOR DONEGAL STARS! was last modified: July 18th, 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:donegalEvolveMonaghanTommy Bowelast_img read more

Martin Kizza finally gets a club, joins PSL side

first_img Tags: Free State Starsmartin kizzaPSLSC Villa Kizza (right) and Katsvairo (left) during their unveiling at Free States Stars (Agency Photo)South African Premiership side Free State Stars have unveiled Ugandan winger Martin Kizza as their new signing.Kizza called it quits with SC villa at the end of last season and has been linked with moves to Serbia and Croatia, that never materialised.After months minus competitive football, he now joins an ever increasing list of Ugandan plying in South AfricaAccording to Free state’s website, Kizza has penned a deal to feature for the club until the end of the season with an option for a two year deal if he impresses.“Kizza, meanwhile, has been drafted in from Ugandan giants SC Villa. The 21-year-old received his first call-up to the Ugandan national side in September last year….,” read a statement on the club website.Kizza was unveiled along with another January acquisition, Michelle Katsvairo.“The duo (Kizza and Michelle Katsvairo) have signed until the end of the season with the option to extend by a further two years.Kizza was one of the best perfomers in the league last season and earned a call up for the national team ahead of the Chan finals in 2018 that were held in Morocco.In the PSL, he joins compatriots Denis Onyango (Sundowns), Allan Kateregga (Cape Town City) and Godfrey Walusimbi (Kaizer Chiefs) as the only Ugandans in the league.Comments last_img read more

Alien Intrusion: Half of Humans Believe in Space Aliens

first_imgA powerful new documentary coming on January 11 investigates the rise in belief in space aliens, UFOs and abductions.Half of humans believe in alien life, reports Reuters about a new survey. Its not exactly clear how the pollsters would know about all humans, including those in remote tribes with no formal education, but here’s what they say about the results:Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the “Star Wars” franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.On the eve of the release of “The Last Jedi”, researchers published findings that 47 percent of more than 26,000 respondents believe “in the existence of intelligent alien civilizations in the universe”.Only one-quarter of respondents said they do not believe intelligent life exists beyond earth. The highest rates of believers in aliens were in Russia, China and Mexico, at around 68%. By contrast, only 28% in Holland believe in space aliens. Many Americans, fed on a steady diet of alien encounters in the movies and scientific reports about the search for life (astrobiology) and intelligent beings (SETI), treat the actual discovery of space aliens as just a matter of time.Close EncountersA sizable fraction of believers in intelligent aliens aren’t waiting for a scientific discovery: they already “know” they have encountered them. These include a large number of people who have seen unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Roswell, New Mexico, is “ground zero” for the UFO craze, a very popular destination for millions of people (and a booming business for the small town). But this is no joke; UFOs have been reported by astronauts and fighter pilots and other reputable observers. The UFO phenomenon has attracted the attention of world leaders. Even more disturbing are the claims about alien abductions. The number who swear to have been taken up into alien spaceships and examined by alien doctors is quite astonishing, and many of them are intelligent, reasonable people. Clearly these people are not all crazy. They have experienced something. What on earth is going on?Gary Bates of Creation Ministries International (CMI) has studied this phenomenon in depth, resulting in his popular book, Alien Intrusion. He has also spoken to many groups on the subject of UFOs, abductions and the scientific and theological issues with space aliens. Now, CMI has produced a high-quality documentary called Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception narrated by John Schneider that will appear in theaters one night  only – January 11, 2018. Watch the trailer to get excited about this premiere!CEH has had a chance to preview the documentary and recommends it highly. If you know anyone who claims to have seen UFOs or has had “close encounters” of whatever kind, by all means encourage them to see this movie; bring them if you can. The film keeps your attention to the end. All aspects of the space alien phenomenon, from UFOs to abductions, are covered sensitively and thoroughly, with respectful interviews of those who claim to have been abducted. Leading UFOlogists and scientists also sharing their expertise. Our own contributing author Henry Richter appears in it as well, sharing his expertise on the physics of travel between the stars. The production quality is superb, with beautiful animations and space footage, and amazing historical documentation.Christians need to be aware of this phenomenon and how to respond to it; encourage your pastor to see it, and try to get your church to go as a group.You can buy your tickets now for the January 11 event. Visit to find a theater near you and buy your tickets in advance. Gary Bates and the other experts in film uncover what is going on in both the simple UFO reports and the most bizarre of the abduction claims. Like the webpage says, “The truth will surprise you.” (Visited 881 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA tourism growth beats world average

first_img18 April 2013 South Africa stands out as a tourist destination in the world, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said on Tuesday. “Last year we grew at more than double the world average – 10.5% for January to November 2012, compared to a global average growth of four percent,” he said at an awards ceremony in New York. “With growth rates of more than double the world average and quadruple the world average if one takes overseas visitors into account, we can look back very favourably on 2012.” He said tourism remained stable in South Africa in the midst of the 2008/2009 global financial crisis. “South Africa is indeed a unique and varied destination which offers tourist experiences that suit every taste and budget,” Van Schalkwyk said. “Visitors to South Africa stand in awe of how much this country has to offer, which includes the variety of experiences, the value for money, our world-class tourism infrastructure, and of course our culturally-diverse people.” He said 2013 was a special year for South Africa, as it had entered its 20th year of democracy. “Irrespective of what news agencies may tell you, South Africa still remains a story of hope, a story of inspiration, and a story of the future,” Van Schalkwyk said. “That’s why more and more people want to come to our country and see it for themselves. Sapalast_img read more