Madrid saves € 145M with the loans it recovers

first_imgThe other caveat is in Ceballos. His disagreement with Zidane is evident after he made some statements (“If Zidane continued, he had to find me a way out; he changed the system to put other players”). As a club and given the crisis that plagues football, Madrid, as an entity I would like those problems to be left behind. Ceballos is, behind Odegaard (45 million), the most sought-after footballer (32) of whom there are on loan. An asset that Madrid does not want to waste. Because the borrowers can solve the coronavirus crisis ballot … ANDn Real Madrid they continue working on solutions that are beyond the market to configure the squad for next season. Do not lose sight of the possibility of making a large investment, the name that is now on the table for the lack of a goal is Haaland, but you want to be realistic and a deep crisis is expected to paralyze the market. For Madrid and for all other entities. The luck of the white club is that the policy of signing young people and having them on loan gives them a cushion. Well, it has a fishing ground for highly valued players. Today there are four names that are available for next season’s squad. They are Achraf (valued at 54 million by the specialized website transfermarkt), Ceballos (32 million), Odegaard (45 million) and Kubo (13.5 million). With them Madrid is now 145 million euros. On the other hand, se has the safe exits of Bale, James, Lucas Vázquez and Mariano, although there are other names that are also on the wire. Regarding the four who are called to be recruited, there are also caveats. The first, that in order for Kubo to be part of the first squad, it is mandatory for Madrid to release an extra-community seat. The rule says that you can have three in the first squad or two and one interchangeable in the subsidiary. Madrid now uses this second option. Vini and Militao in the first team and Rodrygo in the subsidiary. In order for Kubo to enter the first team, occupying a third place of extra-community in the first team, Rodrygo would have to be playing only for Castilla until Vinicius’ nationalization became effective (one or two months at the beginning of the season, he could also Kubo being the one to do it.) Everything, counting on that Reinier (the last to arrive) is on loan. If not, the overbooking would be total.center_img They are the accounts that begin to be done. Those four players are the most profitable of the eleven on loan that Madrid has distributed by different teams. Furthermore, they would Lunin (2.7 million), Luca Zidane (1.8), Odriozola (16), Vallejo (6), Reguilón (20), Oscar (11) and Borja Mayoral (3.2). The positions of these footballers are currently covered in the first team squad. Together they total 77 million euros. Madrid will try to get some out to make cash and will want to continue to encourage others. There are particular cases, such as Lunin, which is clearly counted but could continue to be done in a First team if Areola stays at Madrid at zero cost, as the Frenchman ends his contract with PSG. On the other hand, Reguilon He is a very profitable player, but he has no feeling with Zidane.last_img read more

‘Basketball’s Growth Demands LBA, Government Support,’

first_imgThe founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of K-Delta basketball team, Mr. Abraham B. Samukai, has said that basketball’s improvement in the country demands the support of government.In an interview yesterday in Monrovia, Mr. Samukai said, “The Liberian government has the responsibility to develop the youths and therefore for that to happen, sports, including basketball must get the required financial support.”“That’s why the government must make it a priority since sports, including basketball develop the physical abilities of young people in sports,” he said.He said the recent disaster suffered by LPRC-Oilers in the FIBA finals in Tunisia, where the team lost all five games at twenty-point margins must be enough that the game is not being developed and promoted enough.He said Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) must develop a program to ensure the total improvement of the game, including ‘the take basketball to the communities’ initiative is developed.“During this program, we will not participate in any tournament outside Liberia,” he said. “It will be the time to recruit and train to eventually be able to make a better representation in a future competition.”K-Delta’s Board chairman said a good feeder program is also essential but it must be supported financially and materially by the government and corporate partners.“Just as the government has its own responsibility towards basketball development,” Samukai said, “the LBA will have to ensure that it has a blueprint to improve the game.”The Liberia Basketball Association, he said, “must make use of Up-country basketball tournament, which in the past unearned striking talents for Liberia.”On the current delay of the national basketball league, he said the LBA could have managed to end the league, despite the national County Meet.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Enhancing delivery and quality of education

first_imgDear Editor,The Teacher Upgrading Programme that was relaunched by the Ministry of Education earlier this year will be one of the most important and meaningful steps taken by the Ministry of Education to reduce the inequalities which exist in the quality of education being delivered in the hinterland communities when compared to what is accessed on the coast.It is a common feature in Guyana that the necessary facilities, infrastructure and opportunities are easily accessible in the capital city and along the coast, as against what prevails in rural and far-flung areas.There are several reasons for this, one of which is the terrain. Transporting equipment and supplies can present a serious hurdle for any Government agency or Ministry wanting to enhance services offered in those remote areas.Additionally, some might argue that population size may not warrant heavy investment to provide certain services such as post-secondary education, and that it would be better if those interested were to access same on the coast, and then return to their respective communities.However, any Government worth its salt would want to ensure that sufficient, efficient and quality service, regardless of sector, should be available to every Guyanese citizen, whether it be in healthcare, education, infrastructure, communications or security.As such, quality teacher training should be one service that is available throughout Guyana. This is so since, with properly trained teachers, the quality of education delivery will be enhanced in these hinterland and riverine communities.According to a recent publication by the Ministry of Education, the Teacher Upgrading Programme would be conducted by CPCE through a locally based coordinator for a maximum duration of two years. The Ministry had said that the estimated cost for the current training is a little over $21 million annually. Already, based on reports, four teachers have been registered on the Teachers Upgrading Programme.These teachers are from the Chenapau Primary School in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). However, it is expected that 68 teachers from 18 communities would enroll in the programme.What makes this intervention even more exciting, Editor, is that the Ministry of Education has launched its Smart Classroom. This technology, if used effectively, can further reduce the disparity which existed in the education system for years in terms of what is offered on the coast and in the hinterland communities.It allows teachers to conduct classes on the coast, and have them beamed to classrooms that have an internet connection anywhere in Guyana. This means that if, in Region Eight, there is no Social Studies teacher for a fourth form class, a social studies teacher on the coast can be asked to teach lessons within the smart classroom, and have both video and audio transmitted to those students.It would be as though there was never a void to be filled. By utilising this technology, the Ministry of Education can bypass a number of hurdles which exist that stymie the provision of quality education to certain remote areas. The relaunching of the Teachers’ Upgrading programme and the launch of the Smart Classroom are monumental advancements in the public education system that need to be highlighted and appreciated in Guyana.The world is undergoing a technological transformation, and day by day, quality services are being demanded by citizens, especially from the public service, as we all want value for our money.Despite the availability of these services, they are worth nothing if they are not being taken advantage of and utilised.Their impact can only be felt if Guyanese get involved. Therefore, Editor, I implore my fellow Guyanese to approach the Ministry of Education and inquire about how the Smart Classroom can be used for the benefit of their children, and I ask those teachers in Region Eight and neighbouring communities that need to be upgraded to enroll in the programme that is being offered, so that, ultimately, further steps can be made to enhance the delivery and quality of education in Guyana.Sincerely,Mark Thomaslast_img read more

Georgetown has to be run like a modern corporate entity

first_imgDear Editor,I would like to be given space in your letters column, to congratulate most sincerely the Former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Cecil Kennard for his perspicacity, thoroughness, intellectual dexterity and expediency in carrying through with the much-needed Commission of Inquiry into the shenanigans at City Hall.His task was not a simple one, as corruption, malfeasance, nepotism, slackness and incompetence are the order of the day at the Georgetown City Council. To get an understanding of the magnitude of ineptitude, and lack of transparency and accountability at that institution, one will have to go back more than a decade, during which time absolutely no audits were done, the payroll ballooned to well over $100 million per month for friends and family, and Georgetown became a failed city.One can only hope that now that the commissioners who will have to sit and review these recommendations and pronounce on them, will not only accept all of the recommendations, but go even further in cleaning the Augean stables. It would be totally unacceptable for these delinquent officers to be given a ‘golden parachute’ and sent home with all of their benefits or just given a slap on the wrist.Not only should a clean sweep be made of all the errant officers but the Councillors who signed the vouchers for all of these billions of dollars that were improperly spent, those who approved the hiring of hundreds of their kith and kin, and those of the senior officers, and even those Councillors who flew around the world committing Council into shady deals in Panama, New York City and further afield, should also seriously be brought seriously to book.If we are genuine about the restoration of Georgetown including the rehabilitation of City Hall, ridding the markets and the areas contiguous to them of the of daily crimes, or fixing the roads, the street lights, cleaning the drains but more importantly of advancing our city to the elevated state of other capitals around the world, then City Hall has to be degutted and the intractable elements have to be replaced by fresh, honest and talented individuals.Where did evils like corruption at the Georgetown Municipality arise from? It came from the never-ending greed of some senior officers and Councillors. The fight for a corruption-free ethical capital will have to be fought against this greed and replaced with a ‘what can I give’ spirit.Georgetown has to be run like a modern corporate entity, and not continue with this level of mendicancy delinquency and venality.   The opportunity of the findings and recommendations of this CoI must be taken now to allow Georgetown to pick up the pieces and rise again, otherwise the citizens of Georgetown may be doomed to a future for our children and grandchildren that relegates them to living in underdevelopment for decades to come while the ‘big enchiladas’ at City Hall continue to line their pockets, and abuse the city of its resources for their own selfish ways.Sincerely,Modi Sankarlast_img read more

Nimba Lawmakers, Why Be So Ungrateful?

first_imgOn September 2, 2017, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed frustration over Nimba lawmakers’ absence in Sanniquellie at the ceremony marking the dedication of a modern judicial complex that contains courts, the home of the county’s resident judge, and offices of other functionaries of the Judicial Branch of government.The complex is among many development projects from which Nimba has benefited in the two successive terms of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. These include the modern 100-bed Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital in Tappita; trans-border electricity from neighboring Ivory Coast passing through Nimba to south-eastern Liberia; and the well-paved Red Light-Ganta Highway. It is also evident to the people of Nimba and to all Liberians that since iron ore exploitation began in Nimba in 1963, the Sirleaf administration has, for the first time, made annually available social development fund to the tune of US$1.5 million to Nimba from the proceeds of this mineral. It is from this amount that the county has been able to purchase road building equipment worth US$4.6 million.In spite of all that this Government has done, using resources that should benefit all Liberians, Nimba lawmakers, including some of their people, have continued to discredit this government. This is exactly what the lawmakers did at the dedication last week of the 8th Judicial Circuit Court complex. Adding to the frustration, Nimba Senator and hero Prince Y. Johnson defended this act of ingratitude by accusing the President on things that he does not know about, which also may benefit only him personally. According to him, President Sirleaf refused to give him a subsidy to run his private school. Senator Johnson went further to accuse the President of allegedly mismanaging US$40 million he says was meant to pave the road from Ganta to the mining town of Yekepa. ArcelorMittal, however, has clarified to this newspaper that it could not and did not provide the money because of the drop of price of iron ore. Some lawmakers gave different excuses, ranging from campaigning to personal issues, while others have not explained their absence from the judicial dedication.How justifiable are excuses provided by Prince Johnson and his kinsmen to cause sitting lawmakers to stay away from the dedicatory ceremony of a major development project from which their county will benefit? Was it not even better for Prince Johnson to attend the dedication and raise his concerns there? The ingratitude demonstrated by Nimba lawmakers seems to be entrenched among people of the county as sometimes manifested by their decision making in elections. Despite all that have been done, Nimbaians without balanced judgment claim Prince Johnson as the only man in the political sphere of Liberia to develop them. This mindset arising from tribal divide leads them always to vote him for the presidency, despite the fact that his human rights record cannot convince other Liberians and the international community that he is presidential material. The matter is further exacerbated by the news that Gios have resolved to vote for only Gios, a classic example of tribalism.Our reporter who covered the event quoted some local residents saying on a local radio that Nimba has resources from which government earns money and therefore the infrastructure erected in the county is not a favor but a right. These naïve perceptions keep those people from understanding the Liberian Constitution that gives all natural resources on and in the ground of this country to the government. Prince Johnson in 2009 ordered a slash in the county development funds, allowing each lawmaker to seize US$1,000 to facilitate his trip to Nimba “to oversee development projects.” That is an oversight responsibility taken care of by the budgetary allocation to all lawmakers of gasoline slips and vehicles. Was this money taken in line with the rules and regulations guiding the county-social development fund?Each Senator has received the amount of US$300,000 in this term of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration to implement Legislative Support Projects (LSP). Can Senator Johnson or any other Senator show any project they have implemented in Nimba with theirs? How can a man of this tainted record accuse others of not doing what he has not done? We want to state clearly that Nimba lawmakers were in serious error to abandon the dedication of the judicial complex on these grounds. Regardless of political difference with the President, they must realize that the very project dedicated on September 2 is directly benefiting their county, confirming why they should show appreciation.The President remains the head of government and deserves respect from all officials, including citizens. Why will she visit your county and all of you stay away for selfish reasons? There is one principle about life that the Lord Jesus taught his followers: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” As you seek reelection while Senator Johnson eyes the presidency, remember: The respect you give others today will follow you, and anything you allow to take complete control of you decides your fate.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA creditors meeting will take place in relation to the Energie Gym in Letterkenny which closed its doors recently.The meeting will take place in the Clanree Hotel this Friday, June 1st.The gymnasium, which traded under Meridian Leisure Ltd, was located at Fort Lynne House, in Letterkenny. A number of people who has gym memberships with the gym contacted claiming they had taken out memberships before the facility closed its doors. CREDITOR’S MEETING ANNOUNCED AS DONEGAL GYM GOES BUST was last modified: May 30th, 2012 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:energie gymletterkennylast_img read more


first_imgDaniel O’Donnell had Hollywood legend Maureen O’Hara in tears when he serenaded her with a touching version of the Isle of Inishfree.The Kincasslagh star, 49, was one of a number of guests who travelled to Cong in Co Mayo yesterday for the 60th anniversary of the blockbuster The Quiet Man.The festival to mark the occasion will take place the entire weekend. There will be a variety of events held including a meet and greet between Maureen O’Hara and a number of the surviving members of the village who played extras in the film which also starred John Wayne.Daniel said he was delighted to sing for Maureen and admitted he was a huge fan of the film.“Who is not a fan of The Quiet Man and Maureen O’Hara. I really enjoyed singing for her and I hope she enjoyed it too.“I had a wonderful time. She is a real lady and simply a living legend,” he said. EndsDANIEL HAS MAUREEN IN TEARS AS HE HELPS CELEBRATE ‘THE QUIET MAN’ was last modified: August 26th, 2011 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:daniel o’donnellMAUREEN O’HARATHE QUIET MANlast_img read more


first_imgLarissa is surrounded by staff at Jackson’s HotelDonegal rugby star Larissa Muldoon didn’t have to try too hard during her first visit back home after scooping the women’s Six Nations Championship recently.Larissa dropped into Jackson’s Hotel with her family to show off the silverware.And owners Margaret and Barry Jackson were only to delighted to welcome Larissa and the Grand Slam trophy. Margaret and Barry Jackson welcome LarissaRUGBY STAR MULDOON DOESN’T HAVE TO ‘TRY’ HARD IN BALLYBOFEY! was last modified: May 8th, 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:Jackson’s HotelLarissa MuldoonRUGBYlast_img read more

Transfer ALERT! Inter Milan join race for Arsenal goalkeeper

first_imgInter Milan have joined the race for Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.The Poland international is into the final year of his contract at the Emirates and he could be shown the exit door this summer.The 27-year-old has spent the past two seasons on loan at Roma and a return to Italy on a permanent basis looks like the most likely outcome.Juventus are said to be very keen on Szczesny as they look to find a long-term replacement for Gianluigi Buffon, who will be 40 in January.However, according to Sportitalia, the Italian champions will not have it all their own way as Inter are interested in the Arsenal goalkeeper too.The San Siro club’s new manager, Luciano Spalletti, worked with Szczesny at Roma last season and he was suitably impressed that he now wants to coach him again.As a result, Inter are expected to put together a formal offer for the Poland star in the coming days. 1 Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny last_img read more


first_imgA MAN HAS been arrested this evening in connection with the 2006 murder of IRA informer Denis Donaldson.The man, aged in his 40s, was arrested in the Monaghan area this afternoon and is being held held at Monaghan Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act 1939.Donaldson was blasted to death at a cottage at Cloghercor, Doochary, in April 2006. Two men arrested in April were later released without charge. Donaldson Sinn Fein’s administrator in the Stormont assembly when he was outed as a tout.In 2002 he was arrested by the PSNI, supposedly in connection with a republican spy ring, though it later emerged that the raid on Sinn Féin offices which led to his arrest was part of an operation to safeguard Donaldson’s status.He was outed as a PSNI and MI5 informant by Gerry Adams in December 2005, and went into hiding.The Provos were blamed for his murder – but it later emerged that dissidents had carried out the killing. BREAKING NEWS: MAN ARRESTED OVER DENIS DONALDSON MURDER was last modified: September 10th, 2011 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)last_img read more