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Setién’s first challenges

first_imgQuique Setién faces the biggest challenge that will have in his professional career. He does not take Barça in a desperate position, but Leader. Your first challenge, therefore, is very simple. That the team don’t fall of that Privileged position. Valverde has gone with the team first and after winning two leagues. You can only match it. Or make it worse. A very difficult challenge to be initial that you must manage well. First, with a compelling message to the players. Although it was a player of certain fame and has a good press as a technician, Setién has not even gone through Barça Nor is it a world-renowned figure. Winning a costume full of egos, stars and title winners will require more than just a good declaration of intent. Also neither is a coach easy character. You should relax it a lot if you want to get on the right foot with heavy weights. But first of all, Setien have to take one draft decision with the sports vice president, figure embodied by the same person who is president, Josep Maria Bartomeu; in addition to Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes. Setién will not have a center forward for the next four months. Neither Griezmann nor Messi they can play as referents and Dembélé, Carles Pérez and Ansu do not move there either. Barça refused to have more cases like Boateng, so that if you sign someone will have what to do with Certain guarantees But it seems difficult to survive and face great challenges without a player who has participated in 41.6 percent of the goals that Barça has scored this season. We will see what is Setién’s decision, which will also have to give an opinion on Arturo Vidal, sought by Inter. With Aleñá already at Betis, Abidal and Planes should also be obliged to know what the technician’s opinion about Tobido is. The Barça he has also brought Setién for two ‘populist’ motives. The first, recover freshness in the game, touch style, true cruising, as Setién sells he has. A somewhat less bureaucratic game that hooks the fans more, wanting to have fun as it did, paradoxically, for 70 minutes in the match against Atlético de Madrid in the Super Cup. LThe hobby wants some more vertigo, a little strong emotions. They think the pace with Valverde was too pasty. The play is if with players over thirty years old filling the starting eleven, that is possible. And later, change the losing face of a team that since he began to lead in Europe with Luis Enrique, with 4-0 in Paris or 3-0 in Turin, he has become a loser suit as he looked all over in Rome and above all, in Liverpool. It is more than likely that the defeat against Atletico in Jeddah was only the last drop what He filled the glass of the patience of Barça.center_img Usually, what Barça tries to change with Setién is the mood. It is shaking a team that showed symptoms of some emotional exhaustion. It’s time to give it a motivational push and to recover some self-esteem. The point is that, despite these deficits, Barça was the leader of LaLiga and had re-signed a first immaculate phase in the Champions League Is a tremendous illusion for Quique, but it can also be a poisoned candylast_img read more

Woman jumps to death from Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge

first_imgPandemonium broke out in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) shortly before 09:00h on Tuesday,The Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge from which the woman leapedas a young woman ended her life by jumping off the Mackenzie-Wismar Bridge.According to reports, the woman identified as 24-year-old Tabhita Small of South Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, was earlier seen at the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).A Police source in Linden confirmed that the woman was diagnosed with tuberculosis approximately two years ago and was admitted to the LHC around 15:10h on Monday after experiencing a series of fainting spells.This newspaper understands that she was discharged from the Hospital at approximately 08:30h on Tuesday and went straight to the Bridge.An employee attached to the Bridge told this newspaper that she saw the young woman approaching the western end of the Bridge several times, as she paced back and forth from the eastern to the western end. Upon approaching the western end of the bridge, for the final time, before she made the fatal jump, she was reportedly engaged in an altercation with another young woman whom she reportedly unexpectedly walked up to and began hitting. According to an eyewitness, Small approached a shop located a few yards away from the Bridge and was chased away by the occupants. The woman who operates the shop told this newspaper that Small walked up to her daughter who was preparing to leave the shop for work at the time and landed a “cuff” to her face, to which she retaliated by hitting her. According to the woman, the suicide victim appeared troubled.“She (my daughter) bend to pick up her bag to go to work and she just give she one cuff. She never see the girl, we don’t know the girl, but when I was sitting at the hospital shed, I see this girl pass…She was barefoot and she hair was untidy…When you looked at the girl’s face, she pretty young; I average she to be 20 or lil’ bit over 20. But I never see this girl before…she walked, she go through the train line then she turned back, then she go over the bridge and when she meet in the middle she jump overboard,” the shop owner stated.Following that incident, an eyewitness disclosed that the woman made a failed attempt to jump overboard when the bridge’s barrier was removed, before finally venturing further to the middle where she made the fatal plunge. The eyewitness stated that after the woman went overboard, several persons rushed to the scene in their speedboats; however, they were unsuccessful in rescuing her or retrieving the body.“When I look down, I see she hand go up two times. When I reach down (further down the bridge) the body had already gone down…Everybody saying they never see she,” the eyewitness stated.Up to press time, efforts to retrieve the body proved futile. Police in Linden confirmed that statements were taken from several witnesses and a diving party was dispatched to the location on Tuesday morning and was expected to continue the search for the body on Tuesday afternoon or this morning. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

Children, parents wowed at Enchanted Christmas Village

first_imgWhipping in the Christmas spirit, Banks DIH on Saturday opened its fourth edition of its “Santa’s Enchanted Christmas Village” at Demerara Park, Georgetown.Santa, Mrs Claus, and their elves at Banks DIH’s Enchanted VillageThe two-day event saw a variety of games and entertainment for children including spin the wheel, trampolines and others.Children, accompanied by their parents, flooded the park to get a glimpse of Santa Claus, Mrs Claus and their helpers.Apart from meeting and greeting Santa and Mrs Claus, the children were also allowed to visit the Grinch’s living room to take photos.The scene from Banks’ Enchanted VillageThis section was created, according to Banks, as a place where naughty boys and girls can have their photos taken.Meanwhile, there were cartoon characters such as Elsa from the popular Disney movie Frozen, and Frosty, which is a mascot introduced by Banks DIH for the children, among others.Throughout the event, appropriate children’s soundtracks were played while children got their faces painted and took their photos with Santa. There was also storytelling, which added to the magical evening.last_img read more

Caricom cannot intervene unless democracy, justice breaks down – SG

first_imgCaricom Secretary GeneralIrwin LaRocqueChairman of Caricom, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy HarrisThe Caribbean Community (Caricom) is keeping a close eye on proceedings in Guyana, with its leadership being regularly briefed and in touch with the parties involved in the aftermath of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rulings on the no-confidence vote cases.This is according to Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque on Tuesday while being interviewed on the sidelines of an event. He sought to deny reports that Caricom has not been active enough in trying to ensure Guyana remains a democratic and not authoritative State.“There’s a process ongoing since the no-confidence vote. The process has worked so far, in the sense that the CCJ delivered a judgement and its consequential orders. And the CCJ, in my view, was very, very clear that all the actors concerned, must play their part,” LaRocque told the media.“As I understand it, there continues to be dialogue among the parties. We continue to monitor everything very closely. I have met with both the President and the Leader of the Opposition on more than one occasion. Following the ruling, I’ve met the Opposition Leader and spoken to the President. So I’m in touch, I’ll continue to be in touch.”The Secretary General added that the Chairman of Caricom, St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, is being briefed regularly on the situation and has also reached out to leaders in Guyana. But LaRocque stayed on the side of caution when it comes to taking a more proactive role.“We’ll continue monitoring this. We remain available to assist if we’re asked to assist. But Caricom does not interfere unless the democratic and judicial process breaks down. It doesn’t mean we don’t care. It doesn’t mean we’re not engaged. We are fully engaged,” he stressed.PressureWith the parliamentary Opposition continuing to mount pressure, most of the representatives from the international community have been urging the country’s political players to act swiftly and in compliance with the Constitution, as ordered by the CCJ.In a joint statement issued recently, members of the diplomatic community in Guyana, including the United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union, stated that they have taken note of the CCJ’s pronouncements on July 12.They said it is important for the rule of law that all invoked actors abide by the CCJ’s ruling and the relevant provisions of the Constitution. The diplomats furthered urged that this adherence be done expeditiously.“The Caribbean Court of Justice – Guyana’s Supreme Court – has spoken. It is important for the rule of law that all invoked actors abide by its ruling and the relevant provisions of the Constitution. We urge everyone to do so expeditiously,” the diplomats said in the joint communique.This follows statements issued by the Private Sector Commission (PSC), the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), American Chambers (AmCham) and other sections of society, which also urged compliance with the Court and Constitution.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and other observers have, however, previously called out Caricom for its silence on the Government’s reluctance to adhere to the Constitution of Guyana and the CCJ rulings.last_img read more

Arsenal and Liverpool could leave Lyon, admits coach

first_img1 Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal and Liverpool transfer target Alexandre Lacazette could soon be making his way to the Premier League, according to his manager at Lyon.Hubert Fournier, who is in charge of the Ligue 1 giants, has admitted the France international’s future at the club remains in doubt and it will come down to the 23-year-old to decide his next move.“Yes it is true [his future is uncertain] but he has been the best player in the league,” Fournier told L’Equipe.Lacazette hit 27 goals to top the league’s goalscoring charts last term as Lyon finished second behind champions Paris Saint-Germain.The academy graduate’s prolific form in front of goal has attracted strong interest from heavyweights across Europe but reports in France suggest the Gunners and Brendan Rodgers’ side are at the front of the queue to snap him up.Both clubs are in the market for a forward and sources close to Lacazette have revealed he is willing to leave the club this summer, despite having three years left to run on his existing Stade de Gerland contract.However, a potential stumbling block over a transfer could be Lyon’s £50m valuation for their player.last_img read more

VIDEO: Watch Thierry Henry’s hilarious reaction to news Brendan Rodgers has been sacked as Liverpool manager

first_img1 Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry Brendan Rodgers has been sacked as manager of Liverpool and Thierry Henry can’t quite believe it.Liverpool announced the news in a statement which was read live as the former Arsenal striker and Jamie Carragher were on air. See Henry’s hilarious reaction below.last_img

Nine Championship players who could be set for Premier League moves in January

first_img 2. Sam Byram (Leeds United): Click the arrow above to find out which other Championship players could be set for a move – Byram is another player out of contract in the summer and Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino has told the media the Elland Road club are looking to sell their academy product this month. The 22-year-old right sider is highly rated by Whites fans and Liverpool, Everton, Bournemouth, Norwich, Stoke and many more clubs are meant to be monitoring his situation, with the Yorkshireman reportedly rejecting new contract offers in recent months. 8. Ademola Lookman (Charlton): Click the arrow above to find out which other Championship players could be set for a move – The 18-year-old striker was playing Sunday League football just over a year ago and has made rapid strides since being snapped up by Charlton. He has gone on to hit three goals in nine games. Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are also monitoring Lookman’s progress but Spurs hope to win the race for his signature. 9 9 9 5. Ross McCormack (Fulham): Click the arrow above to find out which other Championship players could be set for a move – The Cottagers forked out more than £11million for the forward from Leeds and they could recoup that money if they opt to sell him. Championship big spenders Derby and Middlesbrough are thought to be interested, but Bournemouth have also been linked and the Scottish striker has shown he knows where the goal is. McCormack, 28, has 15 goals in 28 appearances this term. 3. Moussa Dembele (Fulham): Click the arrow above to find out which other Championship players could be set for a move – ‘There’s only two Dembeles’ could be the new chant from Spurs fans if they continue to pursue Fulham’s young French forward. He is reportedly interesting Ligue 1 side Monaco, but Spurs, Manchester United and Crystal Palace are said to be among a number of interested suitors after impressive performances. 9 4. Andre Gray (Burnley): Click the arrow above to find out which other Championship players could be set for a move – Gray only moved to Turf Moor in the summer, smashing the Clarets’ transfer record as they broke the bank to bring him to Lancashire from Brentford for an estimated £9million fee. He has continued to show his scoring ability, most recently netting a hat-trick against Bristol City and his current tally for the season is 15 goals (two of those for the Bees). 9 9 9 6. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City): Click the arrow above to find out which other Championship players could be set for a move – The speedy winger has proved himself in the top flight and he has been an asset in Hull’s bid to make an instant return to the Premier League. Clubs are said to be interested in the Egyptian, with Steve Bruce admitting the speculation was affecting his player. 7. Benik Afobe (Wolves): Click the arrow above to find out which other Championship players could be set for a move – The former Arsenal man left the Gunners to make a permanent move to Molineux last January and he was linked with big-money moves to the Premier League in the summer. Afobe has ten goals this season and Wolves know keeping him will be key to their play-off hopes. Most Championship clubs will dread the opening of a transfer window when they have an in-form player. A short goalscoring run or string of impressive performances will usually be enough for Premier League clubs to register their interest and this month is no different. It can be a good opportunity for a struggling club to find a man to rescue them from relegation or to secure the services of a future international.Click the yellow arrow, above, to see who could be set for a move to the Premier League this month. 9. Matt Phillips (QPR): Click the arrow above to find out which other Championship players could be set for a move – Phillips has regularly been linked to Premier League moves ever since he impressed during Blackpool’s spell in the top flight. The speedy winger would cost a lot for the Hoops to part with the 24-year-old. 1. Charlie Austin (QPR): Click the arrow above to find out which other Championship players could be set for a move in January – Austin is out of contract in the summer and if QPR want to make any money on the 26-year-old, they will have to act this month. He has already shown his scoring ability at Premier League level and he has ten goals in 16 games for the Hoops so far this year. If he has any faint hopes of making Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016, this would be his last chance. 9 9last_img read more


first_imgNorth West 10k invites charity nominationsCharities wishing to be beneficiaries of the 2013 North West 10k run and walk are asked to submit their applications to Anne Condon, Grand Canal Building, Paddy Harte Road, Letterkenny or email anne@letterkennychamber.com before Friday, January 25th.The 17th Charity North West 10k Run & Walk will take place on Sunday, May 5th in Letterkenny. Once again the committee will be providing a range of supports to the main charities who are successful in their applications. Just an expression of interest and contact details is required initially.The 10k committee will then make contact with the interested charities to outline what is involved and the scale of the fundraising campaign ahead of next year’s event.The 10k organisation will also be giving assistance and advice to all charities who formally register with them in the New Year.Despite the tough economic times and the stiff competition from other high profile charities the 16th North West Run and Walk raised over €70,000. Honourary Presidential role for Charlie KellyA long standing member of the North West 10k committee Charlie Kelly became the first Honouary President of the organization when he was elected to the position at last week’s Annual General Meeting in the Mount Errigal Hotel.Mr Kelly has played a key role in the promotion of local athletics for well over three decades through his association with Letterkenny Athletic Club. NORTH WEST 10K INVITES CHARITY NOMINATIONS was last modified: December 25th, 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:NORTH WEST 10K INVITES CHARITY NOMINATIONSlast_img read more


first_imgSummer celebrates – pic Kieran Carlin. Finn Valley ACA huge congratulations today to Sommer Lecky on winning Bronze in high Jump at the #EYOF2015 in Tiblisi.Summer reached a new personal best of 1.80m –  a new Finn Valley AC Club Record.Congratulations also to Niall Wilkinson who has coached Sommer for the last number of years – and also to Sommer’s parents Adrian & Heather who have been behind her every inch of her career so far. Also to mention her Proud Grandparents Victor and Eileen who travelled to Tiblisi in support of their granddaughter. SUPER SOMMER TAKES BRONZE IN YOUTH OLYMPICS was last modified: July 30th, 2015 by John2Share 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:BRONZE MEDALdonegalFinn Valley ACSommer LeckyTibilisilast_img read more


first_imgThe funeral takes place today of former Donegal-based Garda Sgt Sarah Hargadon.The late Sarah Hargadon RIP.Sarah passed away at the North West Hospice in Sligo on Thursday.The hugely popular former Garda was based in Letterkenny for a number of years where she built up a huge group of close friends. There was genuine shock and sadness at the news of Sarah’s passing by all those she had touched throughout her life.A large contingent of former colleagues and friends are due to travel to say one final farewell to a lady who touched so many hearts in her adopted county.Funeral mass will be today (Sun) at the Church of the Holy Family, Kilglass at 12 o’clock.May she rest in peace.  FUNERAL TODAY OF GARDA WHO TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES was last modified: April 5th, 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:deathdonegalfuneralSarah Hargadonsligolast_img read more