Reports: Ibrahimovic to remain in Paris before making Qatar move

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic’s future could take an unexpected turn in the coming weeks. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttomercatoweb, Paris Saint-Germain’s Swedish striker could take on a different option to the rumours pushing him towards China or England.  The strong criticism PSG have received after their Champions League elimination to Manchester City and some advice from some of his team-mates may have influenced the 34-year-old’s decision.  CEST Despite everything indicating that ‘Ibra’ would leave Parc des Princes for the Premier League on a free in the summer, things seem to have changed – he could even stay at PSG for another season. It may now be the player’s intention to wait a year before moving to Qatar, where he would receive a huge contract.  13/04/2016center_img Sport EN Upd. at 15:01 PSG, obviously, will have the final say, though. The French club have been working with the idea that Ibrahimovic will leave the club this summer, even though a potential contract renewal had always been on the table. His high wages and influence on the pitch would have obliged the Ligue 1 champions to sign another top level forward. The soap opera is only just getting started.last_img read more

For a good cause

first_imgRaritan High School pitcher Sam Strickland delivers a pitch to a Freehold Borough batter during the April 2 game that was part of the Getting a Leg Up on Cancer Softball Tournament at Manalapan High School. The tournament raised money to help Jackson Liberty softball coach Laura Borrelli offset the cost of medical expenses. Raritan got its season off to a good start with a 13-3 victory. ERIC SUCAR stafflast_img

Gang member’s cross-examination continues

first_imgBartica massacre trialCelbert Reece, the self-confessed member of the infamous gang that carried out the 2008 Bartica Massacre, continued to be cross-examined at the High Court in Demerara.Taking the stand on Monday morning, he faced Defence Counsel Saphier Hussain, who is representing co-accused Dennis Williams, whom Reece identified as being part of the criminal gang that executed the attack which saw the slaughter of three Policemen and nine civilians on February 17, 2008.At Monday’s hearing, Reece stated that he was never convicted of any crime prior to the Bartica incident. Grilled by Attorney Hussain, the State witness reiterated that he had not been armed at the time of the attack, further adding that he also told Police rank “Reid” that he did not kill anyone.The defence counsel then suggested that Reece “had no reason” to plead guilty and made the jarring accusation that his pleading guilty was a “concoction” to give evidence in the case.Under the direction of presiding Judge Roxane George, SC, the State witness clarified that he decided to plead guilty following a discussion with his attorney.“I told my lawyer I wanted to plead guilty,” the self-confessed gang member told the 12-member jury.Although Reece’s response was determined to be clear, Hussain made several attempts to ascertain if there was any plea deal with the State, but the court overruled his line of questioning on the basis of irrelevance. He was also warned against making “improper suggestions” against State Prosecutor Diana Kaulesar.Meanwhile, as the Attorney moved on with his cross-examination, he asked the witness how long he had known the gang leader Rondell “Fineman” Rawlins.“I get to know him when I picked him up at East Coast,” Reece noted, adding that “Fineman” had contacted his cousin, fellow convict Michael Caesar. Reece also stressed that in his presence, there was no meeting, discussion or plan prior to theMurder accused Celbert Reece was sentenced to 420 years in November 2016Bartica Massacre.Reece further clarified that “Fineman”, who used a “45 hand gun”, was the only person who shot the men at the Bartica Stelling.The matter was adjourned until this morning at the High Court where Attorney Hussain will conclude his cross-examination of the witness.Reece was sentenced to 420 years total imprisonment, while his cousin, Michael Caesar was handed a 1080-year cumulative sentence. The men, along with co-accused Mark Royden Williams, Dennis Williams and Roger Simon, were allegedly part of the “Fineman” gang which attacked the town and fatally shot 12 persons. Among those killed were Police Lance Corporal Zaheer Zakir and Constables Shane Fredericks and Ron Osborne. Edwin Gilkes, Dexter Adrian, Irving Ferreira, Deonarine Singh, Ronald Gomes, Ashraf Khan, Abdool Yasseen, Errol Thomas and Baldeo Singh were the civilians killed.last_img read more

Cop on fraud charges granted bail

first_imgIn yet another instance of a member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) being arraigned in a Magistrate’s Court, 42-year-old Constable David Singh of the Tactical Services Unit (TSU) appeared on Thursday before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to fraud charges, and was released on ,000 bail following not-guilty pleas.David SinghThe first charge alleged that on January 26, 2017, at Penny Lane, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, with intent to defraud, he falsely pretended to pay $6000 per day for a period of 40 days for the hiring of a motor car from virtual complainant (VC) Troy Jacobs, knowing same to be false.The other charge alleges that between February 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, at Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, the TSU rank uplifted from Rabindra Harrichand some $400,000 on account of Latchman Mohabir, but converted same to his own use and benefit.A seemingly unremorseful Singh denied both allegations, and Attorney Patrice Henry, in a bail application for the defendant, described the accused as not a flight risk and said he would attend court should he be granted bail. He added that Singh had reimbursed both complainants in full prior to Thursday’s court hearing.Prosecutor Arvin Moore did not object to bail, but asked that it be granted in a substantial sum.Bail was set at $40,000, the latter charge of fraudulent conversion attracting bail at $25,000.Singh stood unshackled in court whilst the charges were read to him.  He was also protected from the prying eyes of the media by police ranks who blocked photographers from taking clear shots of the accused.  (Paula Gomes)last_img read more

North Korea official pleads for Messi visit

first_img“I want to invite him, because our children love him,” Han said during an AFC gathering in the Philippine capital Manila.“When I go to the Pyongyang international school, I ask them who do you think is the best player. They say: “Ah, we love Messi!” Even the girls,” she added.“They read books about Messi and watch his games through the Internet. They can see all the games, China, Europe and everything at our Pyongyang International School. They can watch any football.“They love football, that’s why they know all the players’ names and everything.”Football’s biggest stars frequently make trips to fast-growing Asia, but a visit by Messi, nominated for a fifth world player of the year award, to secretive North Korea would cause a stir.“Lots of students love Messi, because Messi’s a very honest man. He loves children,” said Han.She said the academy is the brainchild of sports-mad supreme leader Kim Jong-Un, who also likes basketball and has previously hosted ex-NBA player Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang.– Musk deer glands –About 200 boys and girls aged nine, 10 and 11 train at the new facility, which opened this year and gathers North Korea’s most promising football talent.“They’re selected from all over the country. Our FA (football association) goes to all the provinces and chooses them,” said Han.“We have a lot of matches at weekends, we see them and choose the best. But if we see they’re not developing, we send them back and choose another one.”Han said it may be five years before North Korea’s senior sides start reaping the benefits of the academy. North Korea’s men reached the 2010 World Cup and they will contest the Asian Cup in January.North Korea are banned from next year’s Women’s World Cup after five players failed drugs tests at the 2011 edition — a result they said came from taking traditional medicine, containing musk deer glands, to treat lightning strikes.But Han is expecting that North Korea’s women, three-time champions of Asia, will burst back on the scene when they are next eligible for the World Cup in 2019.“They’re so good. It’s a great generation. Also the under-17s are very good,” she said.North Korea, without a professional league and with no club teams competing in regional contests, are currently ranked 135th in the world ahead of their Asian Cup opener against Uzbekistan on January 10.Forays onto the big stage include the 1966 World Cup, when they stunned Italy to reach the quarter-finals, and an infamous World Cup qualifier in 2005 against Iran in Pyongyang, which ended in a riot.But North Korea will be buoyed by their feat in reaching the Asian Games final in October, where they narrowly lost 1-0 to cross-border rivals South Korea — with whom they are technically still at war.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000MANILA, December 2- A top North Korean football official said she wants megastar Lionel Messi to visit a new football academy in the communist state, where the Barcelona wonder is a huge hit with kids.Han Un-Gyong, a member of the Asian Football Confederation’s (AFC) executive committee, said children at the Pyongyang International Football School were avid fans of the Argentine.last_img read more

Ross County and Linlithgow best friends ready to become cup enemies

first_img“Hopefully it will be a good match on Saturday, I’m really looking forward to it.”Linlithgow Rose made it to the fifth round of the competition with after seeing off Forfar Athletic in the previous stage.“I never thought I would get this far,” Leiper said. “It’s the last 16 of the Scottish Cup, and you have to pinch yourself, playing against a Premiership club. “It will be good to match up against him, marking him at corners. It will be an interesting battle.” Best of friends Scott Boyd and Colin Leiper are ready to become best of rivals as Ross County and Linlithgow Rose clash this weekend.The two sides will face each other in the Scottish Cup fifth round on Saturday, with close friends Boyd and Leiper coming up against each other.“We’ve known each other for years, went to school together, went on lads holidays, he’s been at my wedding, he’s been at my wedding, so it’s a bit strange coming up against him,” explained Boyd.“He’s been messaging me, he’s hoping to come up here and get a kick at me. last_img read more

Leitrim GAA Fixtures November 5-6

first_imgE.T. if Necessary Fixtures 5-6 Samhain 2016 AnnaduffACLD111Annaduff v Dromahair12 00 AughnasheelinACLD111Aughnasheelin v Mohill12 00 St. MarysACLD111St.Marys v Leitrim Gaels12 00 Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG DrumshanboACLD111Allen Gaels v GlencarManorhamilton12 00 Domhnach 6 Samhain2016 VenueGradeRoundFixtureTimeReferee KinloughACLD111Melvin Gaels v Gortletteragh12 00 Pairc SeanCCIFCS/FBallinamore-SOH v St.Molaise Gaels (Sligo)2 30J.Molloy (Galway)last_img

Chatham-Kent Hospice expanding grief and bereavement programs

first_imgThe Chatham-Kent Hospice is making good use of the $325,900 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant it received earlier this year to expand grief and bereavement programs at the 10-bed residential facility in Chatham.Starting this fall, the hospice will offer a bereavement support group that will connect people around their common experience of grief, and provide an opportunity to share experiences and discuss coping strategies.The Well Within grief and bereavement programs have also expanded to include weekly Yoga for Healing sessions, which has seen participation grow since beginning last month.There is a caregiver night out program to give caregivers, living with a loved one with a terminal illness, a break by having healing professionals come in for a night.There are also grief and bereavement walking groups, a healing art program and coffee talk drop-in sessions held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in collaboration with Family Services Kent.These sessions are for people who may not want to commit to an ongoing program, but would like to connect with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one, a media release from the hospice stated.“It is evident that the need exists for these services by the relief and appreciation that is expressed from clients and families who learn of our programs, and from the response of community professionals who are grateful for somewhere to refer people in need of grief and bereavement support,” said Sally Reaume, program co-ordinator, in a written release.“Thankfully, our Ontario Trillium Foundation Grow Grant has allowed us to provide a variety of programs for those in need who may not be able to access these services otherwise,” she added.The Well Within team is currently booking appointments for people who are seeking one-on-one and/or family bereavement support.Counselling services are provided by trained professionals on the Well Within support care team, including social workers, a spiritual care provider and a music therapist.All Well Within programs are provided at no cost to local residents on a confidential basis with no referral needed.Reaume said the supportive care team continues to use participant feedback and evaluations to shape programs and services.“With the feed back we have received over the last six months, we have enhanced our programs and continue to develop new initiatives that will meet the needs of our community.”For more information or to register for a program, contact Reaume at 519-354-3113 ext. 2406 or by email at sreaume@chathamkenthospice.com.Since opening in April 2016, the hospice has served more than 639 families in providing end-of-life care for loved ones.last_img read more

TCL Is “Co-(Re)creating” Palm, Whatever That Means

first_imgOn Tuesday, TCL, the Chinese electronics maker, confirmed it was reviving the Palm brand. Last month, it signaled the move with the purchase of a set of trademarks from HP, which bought the ill-fated smartphone maker in 2010 and still owned the Palm name after selling its software assets to LG in 2013.The announcement, made from Las Vegas in the thick of the Consumer Electronics Show, had a decidedly slapdash quality, with the impression it had been hastily translated.Here’s the press release—judge for yourself how quickly this was put together.TCL Communication co-(re)creates Palm(LAS VEGAS, January 6 2015) – Palm brand has always been synonymous with innovation throughout its history. As such it has consistently acted as a pioneer of mobile technologies. Now is the time to revive and bring back this pioneer spirit.To do so, TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited (“TCL Communication” or the “Company” which, together with its subsidiaries, is referred to as the “Group”; HKSE stock code: 02618) is very proud to announce that it will create a new Palm Inc., a US-based company that will take ownership of the Palm brand. New Palm Inc. will remain a truly Californian, Silicon Valley, based company leveraging on the talents and partnerships of the area.Palm has always carried a lot of affect and emotions. That’s why TCL has set the direction to rebuild the brand involving Palm’s very own community, making it the largest scale crowd-sourced project ever seen in the industry.The objective goes far beyond proposing a more advanced device. It is to deliver absolute breakthrough innovations in Technology, Design, User Experience, Eco-system, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Business Models.Palm will be fully supported by the various assets of TCL Communication:– A best in class R & D organization, rich with 5000 engineers across 7 R&D centers around the globe– The most modern and efficient mobile devices manufacturing facility– A top level quality record recognized by the global tier 1 carriers and retailers around the world– A cutting-edge supply chain ready for the flexibility required by the market today– A global network already serving more than 170 countries and the most demanding customers of the industry with local Sales, Marketing and Technical teamsThe exact timeline of the roll-out of the Palm project will be communicated at a later date.Screenshot of “Simply Amazing” Palm commercial via YouTube The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology owen thomas Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#ALcatel#Alcatel Onetouch#Palm#TCL Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementlast_img read more