Álvaro Cervera: “It is a greater measure that we have to abide by”

first_imgFurther, the coach considers that playing behind closed doors was not a solution because the fans were going to concentrate in the same way on the outskirts of the stadium. “In football there was the possibility of playing behind closed doors, but even so, there would not be people in the venue, but outside yes. We all had in mind that there was a possibility and in the end it has happened. It is a greater measure that we have to abide by as it is. “ After hearing the news that the competition in the First and Second Division is paralyzed during the next two days, there have been many reactions. Álvaro Cervera, Cádiz coach, He has also expressed his opinion on the matter at a press conference before the club’s media. The mister understands that it is a social emergency situation and that every measure is important to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus.Cervera has been preparing all week for Sunday’s match against Rayo Vallecano despite the fact that they considered the suspension of the day very likely. “We have been training all week as if we were going to play on Sunday, but in everyone’s head, we saw that this could happen. As the days passed, more things were closing, basketball, the mass events stopped being called as well. “ The coach has insisted on the idea that they are not facing a vacation, but rather a complicated situation in which one must remain calm. “What you have to do is not take it as a vacation, it’s a hiatus. We will continue preparing for when the competition starts again. Now we have to be calm with our people and try to avoid any problem. “Regarding the established action protocol, Cádiz has reached the agreement to rest the weekend and continue with training to avoid losing the routine“We stopped for the weekend and will continue planning next week for two Sundays. We are a group of more than 30 people, we must be calm and not disperse. Try not to contact people who may have the virus to be as far from the focus of the problem. “In the sports part, Cervera affirms that this stoppage can benefit certain players due to their injuries or overloads, but being a social situation, the concern does not stop. “Sportsfully it gives you time to think, to recover touched players, to rest overloaded players … but this is a social thingSo we are all very aware of what may happen because it is a forced halt due to a very worrying issue and we have to take it that way, but in sport it frees us a little bit of that.last_img read more

Man confesses to killing reputed wife

first_img21 years laterPhilbert Thomas called, “Gilbert”The man who was remanded to prison last week for allegedly stabbing his ex-lover to her breast, along with her male companion, at Hururu Mission, Upper Berbice River, will soon be hauled before the courts once again but this time for a murder charge from 21 years ago.Reports are that in September of 1998, the now 48-year-old Philbert Thomas called “Gilbert Thomas” was at a fun day in the Kwabanna village, Region One (Barima-Waini,) when he allegedly stabbed his reputed wife, Viola Thomas, to death at the community centre ground.According to a senior police source, the stabbing incident was witnessed by over 100 persons, but as soon as Thomas allegedly stabbed Viola’s body, he ran away from the scene before anyone could apprehend him.He went into hiding and was not seen by persons in that area.Guyana Times understands that Thomas and Viola had been involved in a relationship for years prior to the stabbing incident. The now dead woman had also mothered his children.The file had been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice and investigators were told to arrest and charge Thomas for the murder of the woman but police ranks could not locate the man.However, on Wednesday last, Thomas had been slapped with two felonious wounding charges committed on his ex-lover, Dally Gobin, and Leaymond Smith, her male companion. It was reported that on the day in question, the victims were imbibing alcohol at Gobin’s house when the suspect showed up without an invitation.This resulted in a heated argument among them. The argument, however, turned into a scuffle and it was at this time that the suspect whipped out a knife and dealt one blow to Gobin.He then turned his attention to Smith and stabbed him once before escaping the scene.The couple was taken to the Kwakwani Hospital where they were treated and referred to the Linden Hospital Complex. There, they were admitted but subsequently discharged.Thomas was arrested while hiding out at a camp in Hururu Backlands and was subsequently charged.It was after this story had been published in the media that persons who had witnessed the murder 21 years ago contacted the police.Commander of F Division (Interior locations), Kevin Adonis told this publication on Wednesday that someone contacted ranks of his Division and alleged that Thomas was wanted by the police for murdering his reputed wife.According to the Police Commander, an investigation was immediately launched, and Thomas was subsequently interviewed about the matter.He stated that at present, investigations are still ongoing into the murder committed in 1998.However, another senior police source told Guyana Times that Thomas has admitted to the police that he murdered Viola because she had been “unfaithful” to him.last_img read more

Diamond resident charged for having over 88lbs of ganja in home

first_imgMichael Haynes, 38, of Fifth Street, Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), on Tuesday appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was arraigned with narcotics trafficking.Haynes appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and denied the charge which stated that on November 29, 2019, at Diamond Housing Scheme, he had in his possession 44.2 kilograms (over 88lbs) of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss told the court that on the day in question, ranks went to the defendant’s home and conducted a search during which the large quantity of marijuana was unearthed in his bedroom.The court heard that a further search was conducted on a plastic barrel and another quantity of the illegal plant was discovered.The defendant was then told of the offence and admitted ownership of the narcotics during a video recording. Haynes was remanded to prison until December 9, 2019.last_img read more

RCMP release more details on Sunday’s Alaska Highway Accident

first_imgPhoto:  This was the other vehicle involved in the crash – Submitted by Todd Williams Photo:  This is one of the vehicles involved in the head on collision – Submitted by Todd WilliamsThe Dawson Creek RCMP have released a few more details on a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred Sunday afternoon near Farmington.- Advertisement -The accident happened shortly after 2pm on highway 97 approximately 3km north of the Farmington Store.  The preliminary investigation has revealed two vehicles collided head on.  The occupants of both vehicles were trapped and required extrication by the fire department.The victims sustained serious, but non life threatening injuries.According to eye witnesses, one vehicle contained a male occupant, while the other contained two females and one young child.The Highway was closed from approximately 2:30pm until around 8pm Sunday while the RCMP conducted their investigation.Advertisementlast_img read more

Head wound caused death of Granada Hills man

first_imgDescribed by family and friends as a man who did favors easily and often, Crisci was a Polytechnic High School graduate and former Marine. As they gathered at his house Tuesday in this quiet neighborhood of single-family homes, two of Crisci’s four siblings spoke about their brother. “He was very giving,” said Danny Crisci, 33, a Sherman Oaks resident. “Everybody in the world owed him something,” Danny Crisci said, referring to his brother’s habit of assisting neighbors, family and friends with his expertise in plumbing, computers and anything else they couldn’t figure out. When Joseph Crisci’s mother, Mary Anne Garcia, told him that a middle school near her Arleta home was having trouble with the plumbing, Joseph stepped in. GRANADA HILLS – A man found in his home over the weekend died from a head wound, a coroner’s official said Tuesday. Ruling his death a homicide, police said Joseph Crisci, 34, was found inside his undisturbed house in the 10500 block of Collett Avenue by a 35-year-old friend Saturday afternoon. While a coroner’s official said Crisci died of a head wound, detectives are being tight-lipped about the case as they sift through clues and look for anyone who might be involved in the killing. In June, Crisci faced charges on several narcotics and weapons violations, including possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of an assault weapon, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court Web site. The status of those charges was not available Tuesday evening. “He went over there and fixed all the plumbing for free,” Danny Crisci said. Crisci’s oldest sibling, Melesa Crisci, 38, said the family was disturbed to read early reports that her brother’s death might have been a suicide. “He would never do that,” said Melesa Crisci, a Sylmar resident. “Everybody that knew Joe knew that didn’t sound right.” Family members said Crisci’s mother and his father, Ciro Garcia, are devastated by the news of her brother’s death. Melesa Crisci is worried about the family’s long-term emotional well-being. Since the recently divorced Joseph Crisci never had children, he was like a father to his youngest brother, Anthony, a Pierce College student, as well as Melesa’s four children, she said. She’s worried about the effect his death might have on them. Danny Crisci said he’s hoping the police solve the case soon to give his mother closure, but also so Joseph’s family and friends can remember the good things about his life and not the details of his death. “It’s really so you can live your life with all the good parts (and) not some negativity,” Danny said. Anyone with information on the death is asked to contact Mission Division Detective Gene Parshall or Officer John Macchiarella at (818) 838-9810 during business hours. rick.coca@dailynews.com (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Volleyball Wins Two Matches Friday At WIU

first_img Box Score vs. McNeese (PDF) Next Game: Story Links at Loyola University Chicago 9/22/2017 – 7 p.m. Full Schedule Roster Live Stats Box Score vs. WIU (PDF) Watch Live Box Score vs. WIU (HTML) Preview Box Score vs. McNeese (HTML) MACOMB, Ill. – The Drake University volleyball team won its ninth and 10th matches of the season with a pair of wins Friday at the Buffalo Wild Wings Invitational in Macomb, Ill. The Bulldogs opened the day with a 3-2 win against McNeese State and closed their schedule in the tournament with a convincing 3-0 victory versus the host, Western Illinois, in which the Bulldogs hit .422 as a team.Kyla Inderski (Urbandale, Iowa) and Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) led the Bulldogs with 30 and 25 kills, respectively, and the pair both averaged a double-double with 40 digs between them. As a team, Drake hit a combined .309 in the wins with five Bulldogs hitting .300 or better as the team played near error-free volleyball. Setter Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.) had 69 assists in the two games to join Inderski on the all-tournament team.”Sometimes everything comes together, and tonight everything came together,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “We really found our rhythm and everyone, to a player, executed their role. We had so many other players that were all-tournament worthy when you look at the games Odessa Cody, Natalie Fry and Emily Plock had tonight. We didn’t have many errors and played precision Drake volleyball tonight.”The Bulldogs (10-3) rallied in the morning to erase a two-set deficit to defeat McNeese State, 3-2. Drake dropped the first two sets, 21-25, 23-25, before rallying to sweep the next three at 25-18, 25-18, 15-13. Three Bulldogs notched double-figure kills in the win with Inderski and Cheek each recording 17 while Elle Tubbs got a career-high 12 kills on 24 attempts. As a team, the Bulldogs hit a stout .241.”It was a big test for our team, McNeese played a little unorthodox and challenged us,” McBroom said.  “We managed to hang with them through those first two sets and showed great grit and tenacity to come from behind and get the victory against a team that had taken Alabama to five sets.”Drake scored the final five points of the third set with back-to-back kills from Cheek reversing the Bulldogs’ fortunes. The fourth set was knotted midway through at 15-15. However, the Bulldogs again rallied with a 5-0 run to take the set 25-18 and force a fifth set. Drake scored the first four points of the fifth set off Tubbs’ serving and later kills from Tubbs and Cheek gave the Bulldogs a 14-9 cushion. McNeese pulled within one point at 14-13, but a kill from freshman Gillian Gergen (Janesville, Iowa) polished off McNeese State to give Drake another five-set victory.In the evening match, the Bulldogs didn’t need two sets to get in gear as they stormed past Western Illinois in three sets by scores of 25-18, 25-15, 25-13Drake led the first set by just a point, 17-16, before pulling away and scoring four-straight points to end the set. Drake jumped out to a 10-3 lead in the second set that was extended to a 20-9 advantage and hit .485 as a team in cruising to the 25-15 win in the second set. After the intermission, the Bulldog kept up the pressure in rolling out to a big lead en route to a 25-13 win to sweep the Leathernecks.The Bulldogs return to the court next weekend to begin Missouri Valley Conference action with games at Loyola and MVC newcomer Valparaiso. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgThe only train in Donegal is the fun railway in FintownFine Gael TD for Donegal, Joe McHugh, has expressed his support for the West Ulster Rail Initiative, which was launched today in Letterkenny, saying he hopes private operators may one day provide services in Donegal.“The West Ulster Rail Initiative is a significant step forward in the campaign to re-establish rail connectivity in the northwest region. It makes sense for Donegal, Derry, Monaghan, Tyrone, Cavan and Fermanagh to come together to promote railway development in our region, both in the Republic of Ireland and in the North,” he said.“The disused pre-Independence rail lines that criss-cross this province provide the foundations for substantial cross-border rail infrastructure. It is significant that the Northern Ireland Executive has this year published ‘The Future Railway Investment Consultation Paper’, which projects extensions of the Northern Ireland Rail Network across the Border into the Republic of Ireland. “The 2014 European Parliament elections are an important opportunity for progressing rail development in the northwest. I encourage the people of the region to make rail connectivity an election issue for the 2014 European elections. Enormous credit is due to people like Canon David Crooks of Carrigans who aims high in consistently promoting the rail agenda in Donegal. All citizens of the north-west should similarly aim high in asking European Parliament candidates to commit to the West Ulster Rail Initiative, and to pledge to work in the European Parliament for political agreement and financial resourcing for cross-border rail development.“I encourage the West Ulster Rail Initiative to be ambitious in engaging with private rail companies from across Europe who may see an opportunity for investment in rail infrastructure in our region. Capital costs associated with rail development are obviously very substantial; a partnership approach between Government and private enterprise may be the best way forward.” McHUGH URGES SUPPORT FOR NEW DONEGAL RAILWAY INITIATIVE was last modified: August 29th, 2013 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:Donegal railwaysJoe McHughwest ulster rail initiativelast_img read more

Brother of Buncrana boy killed in Omagh bombing calls for justice

first_imgThe brother of a 12-year-old victim of the Omagh bomb said a recent visit to the scene was “hugely cathartic” and called for the killers to finally face justice.James Barker died in the Real IRA blast which killed 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, in the Co Tyrone town on August 15 1998.The Barker family had moved from England to Buncrana less than a year before the bombing in the hope of giving them a better quality of life close to their maternal grandmother. Oliver Barker, now a 24-year-old estate agent who lives in Surrey, was just four-years old when his older brother James was killed in the terrorist attack whilst out on a field trip with other children.Before the bomb ripped through the town and changed their lives, Mr Barker said the family had been enjoying their life in Ireland.“It was a fantastic time. The months that we lived in Ireland before the Omagh bombing was picturesque in every ideal.“And it’s just a shame that unfortunately that changed quite significantly from that day onward,” he said. With the 20-year anniversary of the atrocity just days away, Mr Barker said he recently travelled to Omagh and the scene of the bomb.“I was able to revisit it with my mother. And for us, and indeed for myself, it was an experience that was hugely cathartic.“It allowed me to walk the streets that so many years ago had been obliterated in what was an event that would change the lives of everybody involved,” he said.The dead came from both sides of the Irish border, England and Spain.Despite extensive police investigations, nobody has been convicted of murder. Mr Barker said the lack of convictions has been “very frustrating”, adding that he believes there are people who have crucial information about what happened.“I think it’s almost definitive that that’s the case,” he said, as he urged anyone with information “to do the honourable thing and to come forward”.He said: “The names, the places, the times. So that the criminal justice system can run its course and so the families could get the justice that they need.”Despite the pain of losing his brother in an attack in Northern Ireland, Mr Barker said he has nothing but love for the place. “I love Ireland and I love Northern Ireland. And the people of Ireland as well. And on both sides there are people that have put in their life into bringing justice and supporting peace.“And I think they above everyone else should be congratulated for their efforts.“I don’t think that the actions of a few individuals should ever represent a race or a creed, and I think anybody that believes that and lets hatred and discrimination rule their lives is unfortunately quite foolish, because at the end of the day, men and women around the world are responsible for their own actions, and we cannot hold to an account an entire country for the actions of only a few people.“And whenever I have visited both southern and Northern Ireland I have been only ever welcomed with warmth and with love, and the people there are unlike any other people in the world.“They are jolly, and they are pleasant, and they will happily have a 20-minute conversation with you having never met you before in their life, which is great.”Mr Barker said he will spend August 15 with his family.Brother of Buncrana boy killed in Omagh bombing calls for justice was last modified: August 12th, 2018 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)last_img read more

JustGiving page set up for the family of the late Lyra McKee

first_imgA JustGiving page has been set up to help the family of the late Lyra McKee who was murdered on the streets of Derry on Thursday night. The 29-year-old died after being shot during a night of clashes in which petrol bombs were thrown and vehicles hijacked.The victim was rushed by police landrover to Altnagelvin Hospital but tragically died of her injuries. Police chiefs blamed dissident republicans for murdering Ms McKee.Following Lyra’s tragic death, a JustGiving page was set up to help raise money for her family.The JustGiving page reads: “The ordinary people of Derry have hearts that are sore today. This brave, intelligent and innocent young woman should not have died here.“Please show your support and donate.“Her family must hate Derry and everyone in it right about now.“Show them this was not in your name.“Show them that our hearts hurt for their devastating, unjustified and unjustifiable loss.” Advertisement JustGiving page set up for the family of the late Lyra McKee was last modified: April 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

National Geographic Faces Fact that Darwinism Is Minority View

first_imgThe cover of the November issue of National Geographic is asking the question, “Was Darwin Wrong?  The work of the 19th-century English naturalist shocked society and revolutionized science.  How well has it withstood the test of time?”  The lead article by David Quammen notes that for decades, though evolution is supported by “overwhelming evidence,” 45% of Americans believe Darwinism had nothing to do with the origin of man, while an additional large share, about 37%, allow for theistic evolution.  This statistic has remained constant for two decades.  “The creationist conviction—that God alone, and not evolution, produced humans—has never drawn less than 44 percent,” Quammen notes with some surprise.  “In other words, nearly half the American populace prefers to believe that Charles Darwin was wrong where it mattered most.”    Yet NG is not quite ready to capitulate; Stefan Lovgren writes for National Geographic News that evolution and religion can coexist, provided people are willing to give up a literal reading of the Bible. The Bible must be wrong, because “Scientific evidence shows that the universe was actually formed about 13.7 billion years ago” [see 01/02/2004 and 10/06/2004 headlines], “while the Earth was formed around 4.5 billion years ago,” Lovgren asserts [see 10/06/2004 and 09/20/2004 headlines].  “The first humans date back only a hundred thousand years or so” [see 09/29/2004 and 09/23/2004 headlines].  Both sides in the war of worldviews can get along, suggest some scientists, if religious people can just view evolution as God’s tool.Sorry, appeasement will not work.  The King will not negotiate with unrepentant mythmakers.  He demands unconditional surrender.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more