Maradona defends Ronaldinho says he’s not a criminal

first_img “He’s not a criminal, he only went to work. read also:Prison to palace: Ronaldinho gets five-star treatment in house arrest “His only mistake is being an idol, it seems. He’s my friend and I back him to the death.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Brazilian is still locked in a Paraguayan prison, accused of falsifying documents to enter the country, but the former Barcelona and AC Milan player denies the accusations. “What happened to Ronaldinho made me sad,” Maradona told newspaper El Dia.Advertisement Diego Maradona has come out in support of fellow Barcelona great Ronaldinho, insisting that the Brazilian isn’t a criminal. Promoted Content8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daylast_img read more

CPD Officer recognized for saving choking city worker

first_imgColumbus, IN—A Columbus police officer was presented with a letter of commendation on Tuesday at the Board of Public Works and Safety Meeting for helping save the life of a City employee who was choking on a piece of food.On July 10, CPD Officer Brian Voyles, a six-year veteran of the department, was on patrol in the area of State Street and Pence Street when he was flagged down by Rudy Zeigler, a Columbus Department of Public Works employee.  Zeigler informed Officer Voyles that his co-worker was choking on a piece of food and unable to breathe.  Working with Mr. Zeigler, Officer Voyles administered the Heimlich maneuver and successfully dislodged the obstruction allowing the co-worker to breathe on his own.last_img

Russell’s black and pink bat banned by CA

first_imgCRICKET Australia (CA) has banned the black and pink bat used by Sydney Thunder’s Andre Russell in the Big Bash after it left marks on the ball.The West Indies all-rounder made nine from seven balls in Thunder’s nine-wicket derby defeat by Sydney Sixers.Players can use coloured bats in the Big Bash as long as it is the same as the club’s primary colour, or black.CA had originally approved Russell’s bat before Monday’s match, which was the 2016-17 tournament opener.Head of the Big Bash Anthony Everard said: “The match officials provided feedback to Cricket Australia that the bat used by Andre left black marks on the match ball.“As a result, we have decided to withdraw our approval for Andre to use the bat.“Should Andre, or any other Big Bash or Women’s Big Bash player for that matter, wish to use a bat with a different colouring solution that doesn’t result in the discolouration of the match ball, they will be permitted to do so.“This is subject to Cricket Australia being satisfied that the bat won’t compromise the integrity of the game, which we believe discolouring the match ball does.”(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Cotton Field Strikers and Reliance Hustlers secure wins

first_imgRELIANCE Hustlers forced their way to the top of the points standing in Group ‘B’ following their emphatic win against New Opportunity Corps (NOC) on Sunday at the Reliance ground.Batting first after winning the toss, the hosts enjoyed a solid batting display with former Essequibo senior inter-county batsman Narendra Mandolall spearheading the assault with an exquisite half-century.The elegant left-hander smashed a belligerent score of 69 (10×4, 2×6). He was admirably supported by former national Under-17 all-rounder Rovindra Parasram who hit a destructive 45, including four fours and three sixes, as the Hustlers amassed 209-8 from their 20 overs.Medium fast bowler Ryan Heyliger took 2-24 from 2 overs to be his side’s best bowler. Seemingly daunted by the target, NOC never showed intent and meekly surrendered and ended on 85-8 when the overs expired.Ryan Heyliger returned with the bat to top-score with 16 while national opener Kevon Boodie made 14. Consistent bowling saw Narendra Mandolall, Rovindra Parasram and Pavindra Persaud each grabbing 3 wickets and securing a massive 124-run triumph.In the next encounter at the Imam Bacchus ground in Affiance, Cotton Field Strikers gained a 3-wicket win against Aurora Knight Riders.Batting first, Aurora KR posted 148-7 from their 20 overs with solid contributions from Divendra Dindyal 43 (5×4) and Derrick Paul 33 (4×4) propping up the total. Impressive off-spin from Avinash Persaud earned him 5-31 from his 4 overs.The reply was then led by a brilliant half- century from Jamal Wilson who stroked 9 fours and 3 sixes in his 67, and with Carlos Yapp 20 (3×4) saw their team to 149-7 in the 19th over for a much-deserved win and a chance to reach the playoffs.The competition will continue on Sunday with the penultimate round. Reliance Hustlers and Bacchus Bulls are in the lead at this stage. Four teams from each group will qualify for the knock-out stages.last_img read more

Muslimović’s goal competes for the goal of the week

first_imgGoal.com chooses the best goal of the week and this week goal of Zlatan Muslimović’s goal entered the competition together with Eninho, Shinji Ono, Daniel McBreen and Shin Kanazawa.Muslimović scored against Central Coast Mariners a beautiful goal for his team. By winning against Mariners, Guizhou Renhe remained the competition for the next phase of competition.Muslimović was born in 1981, Banja Luka and he played for Udinese, Atalanta, PAOK and since 2012 he started playing for Guizhou Renhe.Since 2006 he’s been playing for BiH National Team.(D.J)(photo: Wikipedia)last_img

Mirza Basic progressed by 44 Positions!

first_imgMirza Basic, BH tennis player, has progressed by 44 positions on the new ATP list and now is on 170. place of the best tennis players in the world.Basic won the Challenger in Guadalajara and the quarterfinals in Leon which brought him enormous progress.BH best tennis player Damir Dzumhur dropped seven places and now is 73. in the world, and after the ATP Masters tournament in Miami he was defeated by Nick Kyrgios.Aldin Šetkić also has made progress and is currently on 226. place, while Tomislav Brkic remained at 348. position of the new ATP list.There were major changes in the Top 10, and the greatest progress was made by Roger Federer from sixth to fourth place after winning the Masters in Miami.Currently top three tennis players in the world are Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka.last_img read more

Leafs ride Captain Schell to 4-3 overtime victory over Rockies

first_imgDespite out shooting the Rockies 13-8 in the opening frame, it was Columbia Valley holding a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes on a goal by Ryan Henderson.Nelson picked it up Greg Nickel and Dallon Stoddart scored power play goals 61 seconds apart for the Leafs to give the visitors the lead.Colton McCarthy made it 3-1 before the period ended.But the Rockies took advantage of Nelson playing its fourth game in six days to score twice in the third to force overtime.The tying marker coming off the stick of Nic Hooobanoff with 16 seconds remaining in the third period.Nelson, regaining its two-point advantage in the Murdoch division over Castlegar after the North Okanagan Knights defeated the Rebels 4-3 Sunday in Armstrong, out shot the Rockies 49-32 making a winner out of goalie Brent Soles.After playing eight games to start the month of November, Nelson now gets a bit of a rest with only three games in the next 12 days.The Leafs return home to face division rival Spokane Braves Saturday at the NDCC Arena.Puck drop is 7 p.m. Don’t tell Leaf players the Columbia Valley Rockies are a seven-win Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team and are last in the Eddie Mountain Division.Or that the Rockies got hammered 11-0 Saturday by Summerland Steam.The Rockies played like a KIJHL championship contender, pushing the top team in the league to the limit before the Green and White skated off with a 4-3 overtime victory Sunday afternoon in Invermere.Team captain Colten Schell busted out of a mini-scoring slump in a big way, netting the winner on the power play with three seconds remaining in the first overtime period.Ironically the win came less than 24 hours after the Leafs saw its 11-game win streak snapped as Golden scored with one second remaining in the first overtime period Saturday.And yes, the goal came on the power play.After racking up 20 points in eight games, Schell was held off the scoresheet in both weekend road games in Kimberley and Golden.But with the Leafs trying to keep ahead of Castlegar Rebels in the Murdoch Division race, the captain came through in spades scoring the winner on Columbia Valley netminder Stewart Pratt.The win not only allowed the Leafs to finish the road trip with five of a possible six points, it also enable the Murdoch leaders to forget about squandering a 3-1 lead after two periods.last_img read more

GECOM’s constitutional obligation is to act with impartiality

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is correctly being bombarded internationally and on the local front with respect to the unclear approach used to select temporary and permanent staff.This in addition to President Granger’s recent disclosure that the tried and proved ‘Carter Formula’ has lost its relevance is a conjured assassination plot on democracy and the freedoms of all Guyanese.The endless criticisms have been justified and merited, especially from the perspective of the apparent lack of concern being displayed by the leaders of the organisation. These have been prejudicial at best, and strongly in conflict with the neutrality mechanisms in place to discharge the intended responsibilities, roles and functions of the organisation.As the entity responsible for the administration and conduct of elections in Guyana, the constitutional obligation and core role of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in the execution of its functions is to act with impartiality and fairness in the execution of its duties under Section (162 (1) [b], Constitution (Amendment) Act).It is not as if GECOM has been without many known problems which are still expected to be remedied; there are indeed many. Further, the concerns have become more glaring based on the links with, as well as the relationship of, persons internal and external to the organisation who are culpable of fraudulent operational practices. Their influence over, and connection with, election works and results affirm that the likes of such elements MUST be permanently divorced from any functional or oversight activity of the commission.The Auditor General’s recent report bears rich testimony to excessive and indecent practices by some involved in GECOM’s works. What complicates matters further, and creates an untrustworthy conundrum, is the almost immediate posture taken by the new Chairman of the Commission in the face of much public complaints and evidence from the reports of the Auditor General.In fact, since the imposition of Justice (R’td) James Patterson as Chairman of GECOM, the nation is yet to witness any meaningful approach to create or encourage any firm balance and neutral stance required to realise and set at ease the associated concerns. On the contrary, there have been praises emanating from the Chairman of the performances of the incumbent persons, which almost further challenges the Auditor General to take additional independent actions.The threats to the nation are therefore being amplified under the outlined framework, which also defeats the constitutional intent of having a chairman for the institution who has the “qualities of, or has been, a Judge”.Had it not been for other extant counter-measures, such as counting the votes at the places of poll, the current approach and signals would suggest in-chamber decisions being made even before the first vote is cast, or witness called.President Granger, after having reneged on the customary approach of selecting the Chairman of GECOM, has now become the leading advocate against the use of the ‘Carter Formula,’ which essentially brought democracy to this country. The methods have been acceptable, agreed and constitutionally enshrined approach for the regulation of elections for over 25 years.The recommended changes in the composition and method of selection of the members of the Elections Commission are another deflection; bent on distracting the necessary and required focus of addressing other critical and problematic areas.The suggestion that related selection issues can be treated similar to other constitutional commissions lends the establishment of a ‘paper tiger’ position similar to the treatment given by this Government to other commissions. Full autonomy and no less equal balance than is offered by the current Carter Charter must be a determinant.One cannot help but observe that there is now a trend emerging from the Coalition Leadership of imposing on citizens many legally challengeable decisions.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

NEW GPC fulfilled all contractual obligations to Govt

first_img– roasts Guyana Chronicle’s biased reportageThe New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (NEW GPC) has exposed the Guyana Chronicle over a biased article it published on Monday which erroneously suggested that the pharmaceutical giant failed to honour its contractual obligations to the Ministry of Health for the supply of drugs between 2011 and 2015.The Government-controlled Chronicle in a Page 10 article referred to the Auditor General Report for 2015 which claims that NEW GPC is still to supply drugs and medical supplies valued $11.8 million for 2011 and $44.9 million for 2013.“The company wishes to categorically state that it has completely fulfilled its obligations under contracts with the Ministry of Health for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015,” the NEW GPC said in a statement.The NEW GPC added that it was willing to share this information in the form of delivery notes with the Auditor General if he so pleases.“NEW GPC also wishes to reiterate that in the future if the authorities are unable to locate documentation the company will be willing to assist since as the Chronicle article proves, there is obvious bias in the reporting as only NEW GPC was singled out as a supplier for mention by name,” the company stated on Monday.last_img read more

Councillor instructs Town Clerk to ‘shut up’, apologises later

first_img… comprehensive solid waste management policy neededBy Lakhram BaghiratCity Hall was temporarily converted into a battlefield when Town Clerk Royston King was ordered to ‘shut up’ by Councillor Gregory Fraser who was at the time addressing the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown (M&CC) Statutory Meeting on Monday. However, he was later forced to apologise but did so only after King threatened to walk out of the meeting along with his officers.Councillor Gregory Fraser during the intense argumentEarlier in the meeting, King told the Council that contrary to reports in certain sections of the media, the contract with Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers Disposal has not been terminated on the part of City Hall; rather it was on the part of the contractors.Councillor Ivelaw Henry chaired the meeting since both the Mayor and Deputy Mayor were said to be out of the jurisdiction on official business and medical emergencies, respectively.Garbage contractors Cevons Waste Management and Puran Brothers Disposal pulled their services for the second time in less than a month after being owed over $300 million. The companies decided to withdraw their services to City Hall, as the lack of payment to the companies continues despite promises to be paid.Following the companies withdrawal of services, the Town Clerk wrote to both companies.“I however, write on behalf of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown to inform you that the recent actions by your company to withdraw garbage collection services (from July 7-11) and the intended action to do so with effect from the 6th August, 2017, is viewed by the Council as a termination of the current contract, since there is no provision  within the current contract between the Mayor and City Council and your corporation for the suspension of garbage collection services,” King said in his correspondence.At Monday’s meeting, he maintained that and while trying to address the situation, Councillor Fraser referred to the termination as City Hall’s move and lost all cool when King intervened to correct his statement.“Mister Chairman, I have to discuss the termination of the contract of Puran and Cevons,” Fraser stated.“Mr Chairman I want to make the point again that perhaps the Councillor missed the point I made,” King interrupted.“Mr Chairman I am not speaking to the Town Clerk. Mr Town Clerk I am not finished speaking. Mr Town Clerk I suggest you wait until I am finished speaking before you rebut, you don’t know what I am going to say,” Fraser fired back amidst chatter from the Town Clerk.“Mr Chairman I am not rebutting,” King continued.“Mr Town Clerk you don’t know what I am going to say, you need to shut up!” Fraser exclaimed.“I am here to guide this meeting. I am saying the Councillor used the wrong word ‘termination’ and I am saying that the word has been incorrectly used. We have not terminated the contract of Cevons or Purans,” King continued.At this, most of the Councillors and administrative officers began raising their voices demanding an apology and withdrawal of the statement. In an effort to calm the situation, Councillor Henry withdrew the statement but that did not go down well with the other Councillors.However, after approximately 10 minutes of back and forth between Councillors, Chairman Henry ordered Fraser to apologise and withdraw his statement, which he subsequently did.When the commotion died down, former Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan, tabled a motion calling for a comprehensive and coherent, modern policy of the city’s solid waste management. In defending the motion, Duncan said the policy will be timely and in keeping with the transformation of Georgetown into a modern city.The motion was carried by the Council and the Markets Committee is now going to be tasked with crafting the policy.last_img read more