“His contract will begin at four million euros a year and will progressively increase to 4.5 million euros by the end of the contract.”The 21-year-old arrived in France for 12 million euros from Belgian club Charleroi last summer. He has helped Lille finish with the fourth place in the curtailed 2019-2020 Ligue 1 season.****XINHUAShare on: WhatsApp Nigerian striker OsimhenKampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Italian Serie A outfit Napoli have finished the signing of Victor Osimhen from French Ligue 1 side Lille with a reported transfer fee up to 80 million euros, as both clubs confirmed on Friday.The Nigerian international, who scored 18 goals in 38 appearances for Lille in all competitions during the 2019-2020 season, penned on a five-year contract with Napoli.“The club thanks him for all the emotions offered under his colors and is satisfied to have been able to accompany his progress and participate in his development at the highest level,” Lille said in a statement.As the financial details of the transfer were not disclosed, French media reported that Napoli would pay 70 million euros with an extra bonus which could reach 10 million euros to Lille.The figure was then confirmed by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis when he was interviewed by the Gazzetta Dello Sport.“It’s 70 million euros to be paid over five years and 10 million euros of bonuses according to certain results,” the Gazzetta reported De Laurentiis as saying.
Only in Florida!A high school in the Florida Keys held a special graduation ceremony for its students.Like most high schools, Somerset Island Prepatory was not able to have a normal commencement ceremony for their students due to COVID-19.Instead, they graduated on jet skis, the school said in a press release. Officials said students were given jet ski lessons prior to their graduation day.
LOOK: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In this Feb. 12, 2019, photo, a worker walks past one of construction sites for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The price of the opening and closing ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percent according to numbers released by the organizing committee. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO — The price of the opening and closing ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has risen about 40 percent.Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the games, told executive committee members on Friday the cost for the ceremonies would be capped at 13 billion yen, about $118 million. Tokyo estimated that cost at 9.1 billion yen — about $82 billion — in 2013 when it was awarded the games.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Hidilyn Diaz on pace for Tokyo 2020 PLAY LIST 02:26Hidilyn Diaz on pace for Tokyo 202001:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite the increase, Muto said the privately funded operating budget of 600 billion yen — about $5.5 billion — would be unchanged. He said there was a reserve fund for such increases.“Using London Olympics spending as a model, this is the minimum we need to spend to get the job done,” Muto said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsOverall, Tokyo is spending at least $20 billion to ready the city for the Olympics. Excluding the operating budget, the rest comes from the national, city, and regional governments.Mansai Nomura, a renowned actor in traditional Japanese theater, is the chief creative director for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics and Paralympics. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments
A group of ‘concerned’ Unity Party (UP) partisans, mainly from Lofa County, have observed that the Party is leading to a bleak future where they could lose future elections. According to them, they are cognizant of the political reality that the strength of any political party is primarily determined on the successive winnings of political sets at the legislature. In a statement issued yesterday, the Concerned Partisans said victory over any opposition is guaranteed on the basis of the popularity of the candidate featured by the party. “Popularity with the people is determined on the individual’s quality that has meaningful impact on the constituents. This makes it important for constituents to freely evaluate and select aspirants to be considered candidates for the party without any influence of party hierarchies,” the statement said. They believe that allowing a democratic political franchise to prevail in the selection process of a political candidate can increase the probability of the political party winning in any election.Regrettably, they said, “we have observed with dismay the involvement of our party hierarchies that influenced the selection process of our party candidates that were not the choice of the people.” According to the statement, “this is evidence of our defeat, for example in District #1 in Lofa County where the party was defeated twice in sequence in 2005 and 2011, and also during the 2014 Senatorial Elections.” The statement added, “This was predominantly based on the undemocratic party hierarchies’ involvement into selecting candidates based on mere connections and sympathy.” “We are again treading on the same path that may lead the party to a defeat in this by-election, as it remains glaring the litmus test for 2017 Presidential Elections,” the statement noted. One of those who signed the statement was Major T. Samukai, Jr. of Foya District. He said recently, the random sampling conducted by some party executives in selecting candidates for District #2 pending by-elections does not represent any contemporary democratic process. “We observed that this process was staged managed by few partisans and this is unacceptable because it has the propensity of creating chaos that will bring the party to public ridicule,” Mr. Samukai said.“As concerned partisans from Lofa County, it does not encourage us to select someone based on sympathy; it equally does not give us the confidence to select someone who openly left the party in 2011 and has claimed a remarriage that is marred by heated argument or controversy. Such individual with inconsistent political decision should not be encouraged to contest on the party’s ticket until properly accessed to guarantee his level of loyalty to the party.“As conscious partisans, we must open our political eyes to see and independently select a candidate not based on sympathy and or empathy, but on the candidate’s popularity that has impacted on the constituents to enable the party to have nothing less than a win in this by-election,” he said. In this light, he continued, “we wish to publicly recommend to the party stewards to quickly nullify the sampling method that was conducted in the name of primary, because it is completely undemocratic, unacceptable and does not represent the norms and values on which our noble political party is founded.” The party stewards should therefore use their political wisdom to quickly select a candidate based on the person’s loyalty and contribution to the party; he said “the person’s popularity and impact on the lives of the constituents within the constituency among other things.”Finally, he said, if the party wants victory in the by-election, the popularity and influence of aspirants should be assessed well, and the above recommendations should seriously be taken into consideration to save the Party from political disgrace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Pull quote: “Since the assumption of the new Government, no payment was made to the GWI. The disconnection to schools is very disrespectful to the education sector of this region” – Head of Regional Education CommitteeThe Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Wednesday said it reconnected the water supply at all schools in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) the same day it disconnected the water. This was related to Guyana Times by the water company’s Public Relations Officer, Leana Bradshaw.She said that the move to disconnect the water was made by the company in an effort to have the regional officials pay its outstanding balance of $136 million.Bradshaw said that although the regional officials claimed that some $61 million was owed to the company, it was, in fact, $136 million.“GWI disconnected the services of schools in Region Six, in an attempt to prompt the region to settle its overdue payment”. In fact, “Following this move, the region has committed to making a payment and the water service of all of the schools have since been reconnected,” the PRO added.According to her, the move made by GWI has resulted in the regional officials preparing a cheque to bring a calm to the outrageous move.Bradshaw added that the region has not yet indicated the value of the cheque.Guyana Times understands that among the schools which were disconnected was the region’s premier secondary institution, the New Amsterdam Multilateral School.This publication understands that no water bills were paid for all Government buildings in the region for the years 2017 and 2018. These buildings include schools, hospitals, health centres and all other Government buildings which fall under the remit of the regional administration.The regional office in New Amsterdam by itself reportedly owes GWI in excess of $3 million for water supplied over the past few years.But while GWI said that it reconnected the water supply to the schools, this newspaper was told that several schools in the region reportedly remain disconnected.The region has 57 nursery schools, 54 primary schools and 19 secondary schools.Head of the Regional Education Committee Zamal Hussain, during an interview with this newspaper on Wednesday, said that the move by the GWI was unexpected.He said that he learnt of the exercise on Tuesday and Head Teachers were left stunned at the exercise.Meanwhile, Regional Chairman David Armogan said the payments were made on Wednesday and a payment plan was worked out.However, Hussain, who also heads the Regional Health Committee, said that the situation should never have developed.“Since the assumption of the new Government, no payment was made to the GWI. The disconnection to schools is very disrespectful to the education sector of this region.”Meanwhile, after the intervention of senior officials from the water company’s head office, schools in New Amsterdam were reconnected on Tuesday but up to Wednesday afternoon, some schools on the Upper Corentyne were reportedly not reconnected.It is not known whether the administration is being charged a reconnection fee.Hussain said he was pleased by the way in which the Regional Chairman and the Regional Executive Officer handled the issue.
…call for urgent Govt interventionNow that the May/June rainy season is here, bus drivers, truckers and the general public commuting on the Linden-Lethem Road are calling on the Government to urgently intervene to repair certain sections of the road, because those sections are impassable and are resulting in vehicles overturning, among other things.Road users are contending that the good parts of the Linden/Lethem road are outnumbered by bad sections. Several of these road users have taken to social media to post photos and complain about the current situation of the road.The truck overboard at the Christmas BridgeSections of the road — at Fairview in Region Nine and Kurupukari in Region Eight — are completely impassible, with the greater part of the road at those sections being inundated by heavy rainfall over the past week.“We have our buses, and we have to spend most of the money we make to maintain the bus because of the road. Right through we sticking up! The bridge them a wash away or break down, and we have to pay more money to get people to pull we out,” bus driver Ramroop (only name) said.The angry man said Government needs to do more to maintain the road, and added that drivers are not opposed to paying an increase in toll in exchange for better roads.He explained that because of the impassible state of the road, vehicle owners are being forced to pay as much as $5,000 at Fairview for villagers to use the village truck to pull their vehicles out of the slush. This payment, he contends, is in addition to tolls and maintenance costs.“By the time we done fix the bus and pay all them money that, we not making any money at all! The Government got to do better than this! Them ah wait until the road bad-bad and nothing can’t do and then them come and will try to fix it. We are the one suffering, not them; because them can afford to fly to Lethem, but what about the poor people?” another driver added.A flooded section of the Kurupukari stretch of roadOn Saturday, a truck driven by Ricky (only name given) reportedly went overboard while crossing the Christmas Bridge. He was attempting to manoeuvre lorry GWW 5832 with a load of sawn lumber across the Christmas Bridge, but ended up toppling into the creek. Ricky reportedly sustained injuries in that mishap.Operators also complained that the condition of the trail is made worse by lumber trucks operating during the wet weather.Efforts to contact Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson for a comment on the issues raised by the drivers proved futile.Minister Patterson had earlier this month said works would soon commence on the construction of a new, single- or dual-lane fixed bridge of approximately 600 metres length at the Kurupukari ferry.Currently, persons traversing the Linden/Lethem trail have to cross the Essequibo River at Kurupukari. They use a privately-operated pontoon service to so do. Kurupukari Village is located along the Lethem–Georgetown trail, about five hours from Lethem.In February of 2017, the Public Infrastructure Ministry had said it was gearing to commence construction of the first phase of the Linden-Lethem Road project, which will be funded through the United Kingdom Government under its UK Caribbean Infrastructure Partnership Fund (UKCIF) programme.In September 2015, former UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced a £300 million investment in vital new infrastructure, such as roads, bridges and ports, to help drive economic growth and development across the Caribbean region. Guyana was named among nine Caribbean states to benefit from the grant.The first phase of the project spans from Linden to Mabura, and covers approximately 122.5 kilometres of road and the construction of the bridge across the Essequibo River at Kurupukari.Budget 2018 provides $1.5B for hinterland roads rehabilitation as well as the completion of all rollover projects.
“What became clear is that the 3 months promised decision time table will include cabinet decision to start after Petronas submits the necessary clarification on salmon preservation mitigation plan.”After meeting with McKenna’s policy advisors, McKenna herself joined the meeting near the end.Next was Rona Ambrose, the interim leader for the Conservatives. Her party is for LNG, but FSJ for LNG requested the climate change discussion be taken worldwide.“We requested that the climate change discussion in the federal level take into consideration the entire globe and not just discuss greenhouse gases in Canadian context.”Advertisement Pat Pimm briefed Rona Ambrose’s policy advisors on the consequences of progressively increasing carbon tax rate.Yu also shared the experiences of meeting with other political parties.“We also met with MP John Barlow of the riding of Macleod in Alberta. John is Pro HydroCarbon and promises to support FSJ for LNG. John, together with the policy advisors of Rona Ambrose will extend the official LNG or Bust ride to the east in Halifax Novia Scotia where an LNG plant is also being planned. The LNG or BUST ride will now span the entire west to east provinces. Montreal Quebec media was as far east as we could get during our media campaign.”The group also got to experience Parliamentary Question Period where MP Bob Zimmer delivered the groups message to the House of Commons and acknowledged the group for being there.The group has one more final meeting today with the Minister of Natural Resources.Advertisement Photo Courtesy: Alan YuFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – FSJ for LNG spent time in Ottawa with the big players in the political world.Alan Yu and his group met with Brian Kaufmann, a Policy and Regional Affairs advisor at Ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. The current FSJ job market was discussed.- Advertisement -But then came the even more important players to the party.Alan and the group met with Catherine McKenna’s policy advisors. A range of topics was discussed, but one of the main topics, was salmon.Alan says this becoming clearer.Advertisement
0Shares0000Luka Modric, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo are the finalists to win FIFA’s player of the year award on Monday © AFP / JAVIER SORIANO, Lindsey PARNABY, Javier SORIANOLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 24 – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards is under threat from Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah when FIFA’s player of the year is announced on Monday.For the first time in 12 years Messi is not even nominated among the three finalists for the award after early exits for Argentina at the World Cup and Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Both Messi and Ronaldo have won FIFA’s award in different guises five times each, and the Portuguese can move out on his own after winning a third straight Champions League title with Real Madrid before heading for pastures new with Juventus in July.For a sixth straight season, Ronaldo was the Champions League’s top scorer with 15 goals and also scored four times at the World Cup, including a hat-trick against Spain in a thrilling 3-3 draw to open Portugal’s campaign.However, Portugal’s last 16 exit to Uruguay in Russia and Ronaldo’s failure to score in the semi-finals or final of the Champions League has opened the door for Modric.– ‘The year of Luka’ –Luka Modric was crowned the best player at the World Cup for his performances with Croatia © AFP / Johannes EISELECroatia’s captain was an inspirational figure as they surpassed all expectations to reach the World Cup final and also played a big role in Madrid’s Champions League and Club World Cup wins.“I hope that Luka will be the best player in the world,” Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic told AFP.“He deserves it because he was the best player in the Club World Cup and the best player in the World Cup.“Messi and Ronaldo are fantastic players, but this year is the year of Luka.”Salah also makes the podium for the first time after an incredible 44-goal debut season for Liverpool that carried the Reds to the Champions League final.However, a shoulder injury suffered early on in the final robbed him of the chance to help Liverpool lift the trophy and also meant he wasn’t in peak condition to lead Egypt’s World Cup bid.Despite scoring in each of his two appearances in Russia, The Pharaohs bowed out at the group stage with three defeats.France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps is favourite to win the best coach award ahead of Dalic and former Real coach Zinedine Zidane, who stepped down in June after overseeing three Champions League triumphs in just two and a half years in charge.Even if they lose out on the best player award, Messi and Ronaldo could walk away with a prize as they are both nominated for the Puskas award for best goal.Messi’s solitary World Cup goal against Nigeria and Ronaldo’s spectacular overhead kick against his future employers in the Champions League quarter-finals are two of 10 goals on the shortlist, also including Gareth Bale’s acrobatic strike for Real in the Champions League final.The best goalkeeper prize is to be contested by France captain Hugo Lloris, Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel and Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois, whose World Cup heroics earned him a move to Madrid from Chelsea.Lyon’s Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg and German midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan are joined by Brazilian five-time winner Marta of Orlando Pride in the running for the best women’s player after winning the Champions League with the French giants.Reynold Pedros of Lyon, Japan boss Asako Takakura and Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman are in the running for best women’s coach.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
This is how the South Stand looked in its previous, smaller guise… but you won’t believe how the stadium looked just a few years previously! Just click right to see a VERY different view of the stadium from 2002 Manchester City’s 6,000 seater South Stand extension will see the club set a new attendance record at the ground, as the redeveloped Etihad Stadium plays host to Chelsea in the Premier LEague.City have also added three new rows to the lower tier at that end of the ground and now boast the third biggest club ground in England after Man United’s Old Trafford and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, and way ahead of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.And the ground is set to get bigger yet, as City have planning approval for a matching development of the North Stand which would take capacity above 60,000. Manchester City unveil their new South Stand before the Chelsea game – to compare this view with how the stand used to look, click the arrow above! – With 6,000 extra seats, the Etihad Stadium now has a capacity of more than 55,000, with only Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Manchester United’s Old Trafford now able to boast bigger capacities in English club football. 4 This was how the South Stand looked during development work – to see how it looked before being rebuilt, click the arrow above, right 4 4 4 The Eithad Stadium was originally built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and featured a running track and open north end
It’ll be a blip in time not seen for another century – 01:02:03 04/05/06. That’s the third second after the second minute after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006. Some call it a Gregorian glissando, a numeric quirk in the Western calender. Others see it as a positive portent for L.A., for the nation and for the world. “I feel like I know something’s going to happen – like a rush through my whole body,” said fortune teller Gina Lee of Northridge Psychic. “At that particular second, I do see good things for the nation. … There will be a change in the world for everyone.” One Los Angeles astrologer consulted charts for Los Angeles and for Greenwich, England – the international meridian at zero degrees longitude – and saw the dawn of sharing and cooperation among rich and poor nations. He also saw the signal for tremendous growth in L.A. “The city will shoot up, with houses being ripped down for high-rises; one-story strip malls will go by the wayside,” said astrologer Bill Mayer of Stars Over Los Angeles. “It all starts on that moment in time.” Others were both puzzled and excited by the orderly time and date. “Oh my God,” said Chatsworth author and political satirist Steve Young. “It’s the only thing that’s going in the right order in this country.” Paul Saffo of the Institute for the Future said Wednesday’s blip will be one more beguiling moment in man’s search for patterns within a random universe. But that didn’t stop the predictor of Y2K from being tickled by the sequence. “I love it,” said Saffo from his office in Menlo Park. “Oh, this is so cool. Oh man, last night as I was standing in my hot tub, I thought I felt the peacock feathers quiver in an unusual way.” For Mike Wyner, an up-and-coming astrologer whose birthday falls on Wednesday, it’s not a moment worth waking for. “It doesn’t do much for me,” said Wyner of West Hills. “I don’t think I’ll go out and pop a champagne bottle.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3730 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!