Fedor Smolov was not Celta’s first choice in Russia

first_imgThe desired by Felipe Miñambres it was Eldor Shomurodov, an Uzbek ‘tank’ that plays in the Rostov and currently heads the gunners table in the Russian championship.I erased. The Celtic technical secretary also maintained contacts with the River plate Argentine by the Colombian Rafael Santos Borré and from Holland They have confirmed another name in the last hours. Tim Gillissen, coach of the Heracles, has admitted that Celta wanted to take over the services of Belgian Cyriel Dessers.The striker will release partner tomorrow against GetafeNot having been the first, nor the second, nor the third dish of the olivic entity in the past market has not prevented Oscar Garcia has blindly bet on Smolov since joining. The Russian even debuted in Valencia without having trained with his new teammates. During the minutes he played in Mestalla and in the four subsequent titles he has always had at his side in the lead Iago Aspas. Since the moañés will not play this day by accumulation of cards, Smolov will release partner tomorrow in Getafe. Santi Mina It seems the best placed to cover the low of ’10’. The Vigués attacker could be one of the novelties in the eleven next to Filip Bradaric and Joseph Aidoo. The entrance of the Ghanaian central would be explained to vary the scheme of the last two games. Oscar likes to use 5-3-2 in the most demanding home matches, an option that Sevilla used two weeks ago in the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum and it worked (0-3). German Tkachenko He said during a conference that “initially Celta approached us with the option to transfer Shomurodov, but immediately they were told that this was impossible. Then we proposed Smolov. “ Despite the expectation that the arrival of Fedor Smolov to VigoIt was an open secret that the Russian international was not at the beginning of the winter market among the priority objectives of the Celtic. The olivic leadership negotiated before with other strikers and on January 30, he made the transfer of the player of the Krasnodar. Among those tips that tried from To headquarters now it has been known that there was another battering ram of the Russian Premier League. The most curious of all is that it has been responsible for unveiling the agent of the ‘9’ celestial.last_img read more

Movistar + bets on ‘La Roja’ at Euro 2008 and Guardiola

first_imgPep Guardiola’s night.In addition, the platform will bet on Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona. #Vamos will broadcast this Wednesday at 21:30 the final of the Champions League against Manchester United and at 23:15 the documentary Take the ball, pass the ball (Touch the ball, pass the ball). The film delves into the creation and evolution of that team to achieve a revolutionary football and recalls the rivalry with Real Madrid de Mourinho in that storm of Classics. Includes testimonials current players and former players of the team, including Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Busquest, Henry, Alves, Piqué, Puyol, Valdés, Mascherano or Samuel Eto’o, in addition to the own Guardiola.#Vamos will complete on Wednesday with more football, but also with tennis and basketball: the Monte Carlo final between Rafa Nadal and Nishikori (09:30), the Classic of Matchday 28 in the 2014/2015 season (11:50), the Champions League final between M. United and Bayern M. (17: 30) and the fourth NBA game in the conference final between Blazers and Warriors in 2019 (19:30). The suspension of sports competition due to the state of alarm pushes televisions and platforms to continue offering a program supported by the re-broadcast of historical matches or competitions as well as documentaries.This week Movistar Champions League recovers all the matches of the Selection directed by Luis Aragonés in the Eurocopa of Austria and Switzerland (2008). This Wednesday it will be the turn for Greece-Spain of the group stage, on Thursday for the quarterfinals against Italy, on Friday the semifinal against Russia and on Saturday the final against Germany. Everyone at 22:00.last_img read more

Weah Denies Promising Container of Medical Supplies

first_imgPeace Ambassador George Weah has denied ever promising a 40-ft container of medical supplies to Liberia to help fight the Ebola Virus Disease.In a brief interview yesterday in Virginia, outside Monrovia, Amb. Weah said that at no time did he make a statement committing himself to contribute to the national fight against Ebola with a container full of drugs and medical equipment, claiming that an assertion of that nature was the mere work of politicians.“I don’t know where the news of the 40-ft container is coming from. People just get on Facebook and write anything they want to write. I came to Monrovia and donated some PPEs to the ELWA Hospital and other items to the community; you guys went on Facebook and said I was bringing a container of medical supplies to Liberia. I did not say that to anybody. Those spreading that news are not truthful.“What I said was, the Ebola Emergency Fund, established in France, made some medical supplies available which I took to ELWA at the time. I asked the hospital what they needed so that we can solicit support for the country from outside. Ebola Emergency France is receiving more donations to fight Ebola and I can assure you that as much as we get those donations, whatever is being collected will be sent to our people here,” Amb. Weah declared.Regarding the pending election, the CDC Senatorial Candidate expressed support for the postponement, adding; “Ebola remains the country’s focus at the moment.”He maintained that he remains a candidate in the election, downplaying comments that he has no intension of contesting at the polls.Though Amb. Weah maintains that his hat is in the race for Montserrado County, the CDC political leader seemed indecisive about engaging in political campaign rallies before election day.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AG yet to review parking meter contract

first_imgEven as City Hall has gone ahead with the controversial Parking Meter Project, Attorney General Basil Williams has stated that he is yet to review the contract between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and Smart City Solutions Inc.Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Williams disclosed that he only saw the contract on his desk that morning, having returned from two overseas trips. Nevertheless, he noted that he had a quick glimpse of the contract which seems copious and as such he cannot say how much time it will take for him to review the document.“Matters of this nature, you know, it has such controversies surrounding it, it’s not something to rush. So, I’ll need to look at it and consult on it, etc,” the AG stated.According to the Legal Affairs Minister, after he is done examining the contract, he will report his findings to Cabinet.Meanwhile, Minister of State Joseph Harmon had said at the post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday that based on advice of the AG, Cabinet will take the necessary actions.In the meantime, Smart City Solutions Inc has gone ahead with the project, hosting the media Wednesday last for a demonstration on how the parking meter works.This was done despite mounting concerns over the lack of transparency in the deal, which persons say appears to be a shady one aimed at exploiting the local populace.However, Cush, who owns both National Parking Systems and Smart City Solutions, maintained that the project is a legitimate one. In fact, he told reporters that he is not bothered by the review being conducted by Government since it is intended to detect any illegality; and assured Guyanese that nothing of the sort will be found.“There is no fleecing going on… We have everything to lose, we will be responsible for all the overhead, for the software, for the hardware—everything. The City of Georgetown and Central Government will have no financial responsibility in the installation or the operation of the project,” he pointed out.Furthermore, the United States-based Guyanese businessman disclosed that the contract was actually signed between the Town Council and Smart City Solutions, and not NPS as previously stated.He added too that when the joint venture was formed, NPS was absorbed into Smart City Solutions, which he now claims is owned by Mexican Company – Operadora de Estacionamientos Bicentenario, SA de CV.“Smart City Solutions is a subsidiary of Operadora de Estacionamientos Bicentenario, this is the parent company that is headquartered in Mexico City… NPS is no longer an entity that’s operating this parking system. The City of Georgetown signed a contract with Smart City Solutions. NPS is a shareholder in Smart City Solutions; Smart City Solutions is a subsidiary of Operadora de Estacionamientos Bicentenario, which is based in Mexico,” Cush told reporters four days ago. This information comes in light of mounting concerns over the authenticity of the two initial companies – NPS and SCS. Since the signing of the contract for the Parking Meters Project, several City Councillors have expressed scepticism about the project.In fact, Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan had stated that he could not find proper information about NPS, which was believed to be the substantive company handling the project. Duncan had stated that the address given by Cush for NPS led to an address in New York City which housed the Atlanta City Bank. However, the director explained on Wednesday that no information could have been found about the company in the United States because its operation is based in Mexico City.last_img read more

Two Dismissed at the Foreign Ministry

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has dismissed the Deputy Minister for International Cooperation and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Thomas Kaydor.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf said his dismissal is due to behavior unbecoming of a senior government official as an investigation proceeds by the Ministry of Justice with the misuse of Japanese Grant Funds by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.The Liberian Chief Executive has also dismissed Assistant Minister for Legal Affairs, Mr. Jeddi Armah for the authorization of a passport to a Ministry staff that did not comply with policy.President Sirleaf has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Augustine Ngafuan, to suspend the Director of Passport, Mrs. Finda Davies, for one month on the job without pay for carrying out instruction by issuing a passport even though it was clear that there was a violation.These decisions take immediate effect.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A tribute to K. Abdullai Kamara (KAK)

first_imgBy A. Trokon TarrI have known Abdullai for 20 plus years, from the University of Liberia days to the Press Union of Liberia. Some of my colleagues have known him more than that.As it is natural in any organization, our respective relationships with Abdullai have varied a good deal. To some, he has been the boss, to be addressed as “Chief.” Others have known him just as “Abdullai.” To others again, he has been simply “Kamara,” and to a few intimate colleagues he has been “KAK.” But his attitude to us has never reflected these differences.A lot of my media colleagues will agree with me that Abdullai was one of the most tolerant Muslims in Liberia. He was humble, peaceful, compassionate, kind, hardworking and merciful. Those qualities came from above.I felt comfortable, equal, and had a very good relationship with him. He was always ready to go the extra mile when called upon. Abdullai was a hard working person (call it a workaholic) and he loved to get things done orderly, timely and professionally. He was a true Muslim, a leader, an editor, unifier, a real development communications specialist, a champion for journalists and media freedom and a great pen pusher.Abdullai would go the extra mile to assist you or call someone to do the same if he couldn’t, just to make sure that you were comfortable. I never heard him raise his voice. He believed in fairness. When there was a conflict he had to deal with, he dealt with it in a humble way. Strife was not part of his life.I do not want to say much about his value to the media in Liberia, because that is a matter of which we shall be reminded, often painfully, for a long time to come.No one is indispensable, but there are some people it is very difficult to do without, as I fear we are shortly going to discover.We are going to miss our former PUL President – but moreover we are going to miss K. Abdullai Kamara (KAK), the man.Those days at the University of Liberia and Press Union are gone, but not forgotten. It’s really hard to accept a sudden death like his, and we will never get accustomed to it.Gone before us too soon, K. Abdullai Kamara (KAK). Certainly, the precious memories of you would remain in our hearts. In everything, we all can say, May Allah’s blessing and peace be upon you. Rest in peace, KAK.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mostly sober drivers on Fort St. John roads on New Year’s Eve

first_imgPolice are applauding responsible drivers around Fort St. John on New Year’s Eve.Fort St. John Traffic Services say officers performed check stops and roving patrols throughout the night and until 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Around 300 vehicles were stopped throughout that time.Police say of all the vehicles checked, nine drivers were removed from their vehicles due to various alcohol-related offences.  One driver was even charged under the criminal code – having a blood alcohol content more than 0.08.  The other eight drivers faced charges under the Provincial Immediate Roadside Prohibition legislation. They add that there was also one unlicensed driver and one prohibited driver who were stopped due to traffic violations and that no serious collisions were reported to police throughout the night.- Advertisement -Over 2010, local RCMP officials say that there were six vehicle collision fatalities, with two being within city limits.  They say one of the collisions involved the hit and run death of Yuxuan Luo which has not yet been solved.  Police are still investigating the 14 year-old’s death and are trying to identify the driver of the vehicle which hit him. Anyone with information in regards to his death who has not yet come forward is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.Police do say that throughout 2011 they will be increasing enforcement of drivers who are using their cell phones while operating their vehicles and of vehicle occupants who are not wearing seatbelts.  Drivers and/or vehicle occupants violating either of these laws can face $167 fines.last_img read more

Tottenham and Aston Villa on alert as Cagliari sensation eyes ‘new challenge’

first_imgTottenham and Aston Villa have been put on red alert after Cagliari midfielder Albin Ekdal revealed he is ready to make a big move this season.Ekdal stole all the headlines as he netted a superb hat-trick against Inter Milan to help his team come away with a shock 4-1 victory at the San Siro on Sunday.The Sweden international is producing some of the best football of his career and his performances are attracting interest from a number of clubs across Europe.Both Mauricio Pochettino and Paul Lambert are looking to strengthen their squads in January and could make their move to sign the 25-year-old after his agent Martin Klette said he is ready for a new challenge.Klette said: “His future? Albin is ready for the next step. As long as he stays he will do his best for Cagliari, as he has done in recent years.“He has a good contract with Cagliari and really likes the team, the club and the city, but he is ready for a new challenge if and when that will come.“I do not want to reveal too much information about the clubs interested in my player but I can confirm that there were and there are those interested. Let’s see if this will mean there will be a transfer in January or next June.“It was a fantastic game [against Inter], a day to remember. I saw him with the national team in September and he is now in good shape[“ 1 Albin Ekdal last_img read more


first_imgA BUSINESSMAN who lost the radio franchise for parts of Co Donegal says he is planning a bid to win it back.Paul Claffey was the man behind North West Radio who held the licence for south Donegal until 2004 when it was awarded to Ocean FM.At the time there were protests about the decision with people taking to the streets. There was a bitter war of words after an Ocean FM commissioned report described North West Radio listeners as “old, conservative and from a lower social class.” It was also controversial with the decision-makers split three votes each with the chair of the BAI casting in favour of the new station.At the time North West Radio was the most popular in Ireland.Mr Claffey continues to run the highly successful Mid-West Radio – but would dearly love to get broadcasting licence back for south Donegal, Sligo and north Leitrim.The process for getting the next licence in 2014 starts later this year. “It is my opinion that we would be very well placed to serve the people of the region for the next licence period,” Mr Claffey told the Sligo Weekender newspaper.He said his MWR station would share content on a new North West Radio station, insisting: “The shared arrangement worked very well before and would be reignited again. It is the ideal option in the current climate when a lot of stations are now losing money.”Sources told donegaldaily.com that Mr Claffey had already put together a consortium to get ready for the bidding process with several “very experienced and respected” individuals from Co Donegal who were prepared to invest in the new station.It’s thought the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is keen to see some stations merge to save them from going bust in the current economic climate as advertising revenue goes down and continues to migrate to the internet.In that situation, MWR could have the edge on winning the new licence. Some radio stations – including Ocean FM – have been lobbying the Government for a state hand-out, but propping up commercial organisations with taxpayers money would prove unpopular.The possible closure of Ocean FM – if it lost the licence – would see 20 people lose their jobs.Tim Collins, chief executive of Ocean FM (and a director of the troubled newspaper group River Media which publishes three Donegal newspapers) told the Sligo Weekender that the company would bid to keep the licence.“This is our livelihood. There is no way we are going to walk away,” he told the newspaper. Further reading here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_West_Radio© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comRADIO WARS: BUSINESSMAN’S BID TO TAKE OVER DONEGAL RADIO LICENCE was last modified: January 11th, 2012 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:Donegal radio stationMid West RadioNorth West Radiooceangatetaxpayers moneylast_img read more


first_imgDenis (front with arms folded) as Jimmy Rabbitte in The Commitments.A Donegal actor has landed the lead role in the West End adaptation of The Commitments.The lead role of Jimmy Rabbitte, the band’s manager, will be played by Stranorlar student Denis Grindel.Denis, 22 almost joined a law firm after studying for a law degree. But at the last moment he decided to audition for drama school.The actor beat off hundreds of hopefuls to land the role, which will see him make his West End debut.Denis is still working on his drama school dissertation in between the show’s hectic rehearsal schedule.The show will preview next month before beginning its full run in October.  DONEGAL MAN LANDS LEAD ROLE IN WEST END VERSION OF THE COMMITMENTS was last modified: August 20th, 2013 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:Denis GrindelStranorlarThe CommitmentsWest Endlast_img read more