Henrique: “Rabiot’s attitude is unacceptable and unprofessional”

first_img 08/03/2019 Upd. on 11/03/2019 at 09:45 CET Sport EN The alarm bells continue to ring in Paris, After their last minute elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Manchester United, it’s now Adrien Rabiot’s turn to be in hot water again. The ousted midfielder was recorded partying in the city only a few hours after the match, despite not being involved in the contest at all. This video upset PSG supporters as well as those in the boardroom. Antero Henrique, who hasn’t hidden his frustration over Rabiot’s contract situation, was the person who came out to express that anger. Speaking with RMC Sport, the director of football at PSG said this: “I find the attitude and lack of professionalism from Adrien Rabiot towards the club and his teammates unacceptable. I remind you that until the 30th June 2019, he remains part of our squad.”center_img The player hasn’t been used by PSG this year and his contract expires in the summer. He’s been linked with a move to Barça but interest appears to have cooled in recent weeks. Bayern, Arsenal and Liverpool amongst others will fight it out for his signature in July. “La actitud de Rabiot es inaceptable y de falta de profesionalidad” IN SPORT.ESlast_img read more

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Connacht going for Win over the Dragons

Guinness PRO12, Rodney Parade, Newport 22/2/2015Newport Gwent Dragons vs ConnachtConnacht’s Craig Ronaldson scores his sides first tryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/CameraSport/Ian Cook Connacht have won their last six encounters with Dragons, whilst the Welshmen’s only victory over the Irish province in their last nine fixtures was 14-3 at Rodney Parade in the PRO12 in November 2012.Newport Gwent Dragons have won just two of their last eight Guinness PRO12 encounters, at home to Munster and Leinster in rounds 9 and 13 respectively. Dragons only defeat at Rodney Parade since early November was by a single point to Cardiff Blues in the PRO12 on 27 December.Connacht have won their last two matches in all competitions, against Enisei in the European Challenge Cup and over Scarlets in the Guinness PRO12 – both games were played in Galway. Connacht have lost their last five away games since beating Munster 18-12 in Limerick on 28 November.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email read more

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LOOK: Cristiano Ronaldo introduces his twins

first_imgRonaldo, 32, shared a photo of him cradling his nurslings, who were born from a surrogate mother, on his social media pages on Thursday. Although Ronaldo has yet to confirm his twins’ identities, Portuguese news sites revealed that the twin boy was named Mateo, while the girl was named Eva, according to TMZ.“So happy to be able to hold the two new loves of my life,” he captioned his photo.His first son, Cristiano Jr., was also born from a surrogate mother in 2010. Coincidentally, Ronaldo’s girlfriend, model Georgina Rodriguez, is gossiped to be expecting a child as well.  Gianna Francesca Catolico /raRELATED STORIESCristiano Ronaldo won’t quit Real Madrid – bossRonaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New ZealandADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs ‘Spectacular’ Ronaldo revels in Madrid’s dream finaleSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Tennis star Venus Williams allegedly ‘at fault’ in fatal car crash LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation View comments ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LSU title parade draws massive crowds Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has welcomed “two new loves of my life.” McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

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Old habits die hard

first_imgPagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Good voter registration turnout in week 1 – Comelec PLAY LIST 01:41Good voter registration turnout in week 1 – Comelec02:48Bulk of registrants to be comprised of voters seeking reactivation – Comelec01:57Comelec fears slow turnout of registrants amid Duterte’s call to postpone local polls02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Shades of the greatest “Winning is a habit, it’s a lifestyle,” Austria said Monday as the PBA drummed up the Philippine Cup title series at Sambukojin in Eastwood, Libis, by having Austria and Magnolia counterpart Chito Victolero talk about their respective chances in the best-of-seven series tipping off Wednesday.San Miguel booked yet another trip to the Finals of the season’s most prestigious conference by flaunting its depth—that comes with remarkable poise—to overwhelm foes in the playoffs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Beermen will come into their latest clash with the Hotshots again as the overwhelming favorites to prevail, not only denying Magnolia the chance to get even after last season, but also to extend the conference’s unprecedented streak of title runs to five.Austria, though, is aware that he would have to guard against complacency and overconfidence. Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief “Nowadays, it’s really hard. Like I’ve always said, other teams in the PBA have become more competitive. They’re all improving in terms of skill and personnel,” he said.Magnolia has shown a lot of improvement of late, but the Hotshots will obviously come into this series as the more fatigued side.The Hotshots won their first championship under Victolero by ruling the Governors’ Cup last season against Alaska. Making it two straight is definitely a great motivation for this bunch.But Victolero knows what he’s up against, and promptly labeled the enemy as the “mighty” Beermen.“We experienced winning a championship last conference, and hopefully, that gives us motivation or boost our confidence going into the series,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ San Miguel Beer coach Leo Austria has never been a boastful kind of guy.He just speaks the truth each and every time.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LATEST STORIES LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

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Our nation’s electricity supply greatly improved under Jagan, PPP/C (Part 1)

first_imgDear Editor,I write this letter responding to the editorial entitled “GPL” in the Sunday Stabroek of November 12. It seems to me that the Editor set out not wanting to appear to be on either side, neither the PPP/C nor the PNC/APNU&AFC Coalition, thus he used a broad brush which obscured significant details with the risk that we would miss some important lessons, much of which we have paid for and continue to pay for in adverse experiences and in much frustrations.In the SN editorial, there is a reference to 1978, no doubt recalling that nearly three-day period when Georgetown and its environs were without electricity and water – perhaps the lowest point in our supply of electricity. There was not much recovery 14 years later when Dr Cheddi Jagan and the PPP/C entered office in October 1992. I could not concur more with the Editor when he says, “Then came President Cheddi Jagan who in the early days of his period of office which happened to coincide with a particularly bleak period of electricity crisis” – accurate to this point but demonstrably inaccurate in the latter part of this sentence – “seemed to be absorbing himself with promulgating the New Global Human Order, rather than fixing GEC (Guyana Electricity Corporation), as it then was.”.The last part of that sentence could not be more wrong: our electricity utility was extremely close to Cheddi’s heart and he spoke many times of how during his 1957-1964 period as Chief Minister/Premier, his Government accepted the offer to purchase the then Demerara Electricity Company as the shareholders decided to get out of that business. Cheddi couldn’t help repeating time and again how well the utility was run then with the person he selected, a tailor, as Chairman. By all accounts the electricity supply was satisfying unto our days of strife and strikes and turmoil (1962 to 64) which eventually pushed Cheddi from office.Cheddi returned to office (in 1992) with tremendous zeal to return GEC to creditable performance. As would have been known at the time, Cheddi and our new PPP/C Government were under great pressure from the MFIs (Multilateral Financial Institutions) and Bilateral Relationships to immediately and totally privatise the provision of electricity in Guyana. Cheddi led the arguments that immediate privatisation to foreign buyer(s) would be precipitate and premature – there was much for us, the populace, to learn and much for us to correct and change before seeking a privatisation that would not be a giveaway but a reasonable business transaction. Cheddi called for a degree of initial improvements by our own means before going to privatisation. Guyana was not agreeing to the privatisation of our electricity utility as a total basket case.Cheddi was continually involved, unlike the Editor – some may say too much, as it took Cheddi’s understanding and personal standing to lead our country in many new directions, including restoring our electricity utility. It required significant reordering of our nation’s priorities, an even-handed frugality with a tight rein on spending for Cheddi and the PPP/C to turn things around in our country. By squeezing all around, enough money was mustered to fund our first expansion in generation of 11 MW when GEC at the time had a notional supply of 30 MW. We advertised publicly for proposals. More than a dozen offered reconditioned gensets, but we thought that since reliability was most critical we would prefer brand-new units. The Wärtsilä offer was the lowest of brand-new units (quite possibly Wärtsilä had foregone any profits in that offer, as an investment to get their foot into Guyana), but the Wärtsilä brand and performance were then unknown in Guyana. As it happened, Dr Jagan at Omai for its opening, when touring their Wärtsilä power plant, received such complimentary remarks about Wärtsilä, he recommended that we consider Wärtsilä’s price and performance guarantee as credible. To pre-empt any compromise of Wärtsilä’s guarantees and its performance, I advocated and sought approvals (on both sides) for an operations and maintenance contract between GEC and Wärtsilä. I admit it was my “cya” strategy.The two units brought tremendous improvement, but we knew that many more were needed, and quickly so. With this example establishing costs and benefits, we, Cheddi with the PPP/C, spent some months trying to promote local funding of the next tranches of gensets. Not enough of us Guyanese seemed ready to believe that we Guyanese were ready to do what was required to develop an efficient, respectable, profitable utility on our own. As I recall, it was only a few days after our Government eventually ordered a second tranche of two Wärtsilä units that a large failure at the steam plant at Kingston prompted the immediate ordering of an additional four units to follow on. Unfortunately, Cheddi passed away before the last four were brought into service.Cheddi had also been receiving representations to replace the almost totally dead plant at Anna Regina on the Essequibo Coast. He had the pleasure of commissioning a brand new 4 MW (2 x 2MW) plant in May 1995.Mr Editor, it was Cheddi, who – after many long meetings, the experiences referred to above, and the obvious needs for inputs of capital, new, additional and different experiences and expertise – eventually acceded to starting on the road to privatising the GEC for the development of Guyana and its people. Notwithstanding our reluctance to consider recovering our GEC ourselves, the overwhelming number of us Guyanese seemed concerned about our GEC (now GPL) in foreign hands. I recall a few days before he took ill a number of Guyanese persons were trying to persuade Cheddi not to privatise. His answer essentially was, bring me and bring me quickly a credible alternative to privatisation. It would take about two years after Cheddi’s passing for the GPL privatisation to be completed, but the agreements bore his imprint – a 50:50 partnership and both the Government and Core-Partner selling down their shareholding over years ten to twenty. Cheddi’s dream was for every Guyanese customer family to acquire about the same number of shares, and thus being at the same time both owner as well as customer, sensing, resolving and reconciling the contradictions of the two roles.Sincerely,Samuel AA HindsFormer Prime Minister, former President and former Minister Responsible for Energy and Electricitylast_img read more

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KRU to unmask new 7s coach next week

first_img“We have several coaches in line for the post but we will definitely have a foreign coach to bring in the experience we require as we look forward to making a mark in the World Cup and other upcoming assignments,” Muthee added.The new development is a result of last week’s disbanding of the entire national sevens technical bench lead by head coach Mitch Ocholla, Charles Cardovillis (assistant coach), John Onyango-Mbai (team manager) and Felix Ochieng (performance analyst) after the conclusion of the 2011/2012 World Sevens Series Season.Speaking on Wednesday when he received a Sh2m sponsorship from Toyota Kenya for the Toyota Rugby Academy, Muthee stressed that the side will be reorganized to avoid the pitfalls that saw them change players often between legs that affected overall performance.“We will build up a squad comprising players selected on merit and availability to steer clear of a repeat of scenario where we contracted 18 core players but ended up using more than 30 by the end of the campaign which was not sustainable,” he charged. Former England sevens rugby coach, Mike Friday has been touted as the likely appointee for the post though Muthee declined to divulge more details stating that the union will have the new man assisted by several local coaches to have some continuity when he leaves after his term.“We don’t have any vendetta against our coaches but we have to bring in the shift since we have been taking them from the Kenya Cup level of competition and throwing them in the deep end expecting results which was a tall order,” he explained.The motor dealers’ sponsorship will go to the academy consisting of students selected from the secondary school competitions that form the national under-19 squad.“We inspected the land allocated to the academy at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani early this week where we will set up permanently in the long run assisting us in the development of the game,” said Muthee.The players are usually grouped in camp during the school holidays and have already made a mark with several of them participating for clubs in the Kenya Cup and international tournaments for instance, Dan Sikuta who played in the recently concluded Rome Sevens. Other notable graduates of the academy include the national rugby 15s team prospects, Robert Odhiambo, Billy Odhiambo and Samuel Montari. 0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI. Kenya, May 30- Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) will unveil a new foreign coach for the national sevens team next week as it embarks on restructuring the side ahead of next year’s Rugby Sevens World Cup in Russia.Union chairman Mwangi Muthee says they are out to learn from slip-ups they made last season where Kenya finished outside the top ten in the IRB Sevens World Series for the first time in five seasons.“We noted that we were losing by slim margins to those strong teams in the series, so all we need is to inject a bit of professionalism in the technical bench to give players the extra push to overcome the slight challenges.last_img read more

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World Rugby player of year nominees announced

first_img0Shares0000England’s centre Owen Farrell (R) watches fly-half George Ford during a team training session at Pennyhill Park in Bagshot, west of London, on March 16, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 13 – Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, Israel Folau, Beauden Barrett and Rieko Ioane have been shortlisted for World Rugby men’s player of the year.The shortlist was selected by the new star-studded World Rugby awards panel comprising World Cup winners Richie McCaw, John Smit, George Gregan, Maggie Alphonsi and former England coach Clive Woodward alongside Brian O’Driscoll, Fabien Galthié and Agustín Pichot. Once voting has concluded the panel will consider the winners of the prestigious awards which will be presented at the World Rugby awards at the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo on 26 November.Farrell and Itoje both helped England to seal a successive Six Nations title earlier this year and were also part of the British & Irish Lions squad that drew their Test series with world champions New Zealand in the summer.“There have been numerous highlights from a fascinating year of international rugby that comprised an outstanding Women’s Rugby World Cup, a compelling British and Irish Lions tour, Six Nations and The Rugby Championship competitions and a superb programme of test rugby,” said World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont.“As ever, the selection of Men’s and Women’s 15s Player of the Year nominees by the panel has excellence as the core consideration and all are not just superb players, but role models.“I am sure there will be lots of debate over the coming weeks. I’d like to thank the panel for their expert consideration and look forward to the winners being announced at the World Rugby Awards in Monaco.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MP Bob Zimmer delivers response to recent Ruger 10/22 magazine prohibition

first_imgLastly, the error that was made making the 10/22 Magazines prohibited as a result of being “commonly available in Canada.”3(b) that is capable of containing more than 10 cartridges of the type for which the magazine was originally designed and that is designed or manufactured for use in a semi-automatic handgun that is commonly available in Canada.The Sturm Ruger Charger pistol was first manufactured and sold starting in 2008, long after the first 25 round magazines were manufactured starting in 1994. Less than 500 Sturm Ruger Charger pistols were exported to Canada and zero BX-25 magazines were shipped from Ruger to Canada, far from qualifying as commonly available in Canada.The Firearms Act does not grant authority to the RCMP to make classifications or re-classifications of any kind.  Nor does it recognize the existence or legitimacy of the Firearms Reference Table, known as the FRT. The FRT constitutes nothing more than the opinion of one RCMP technician, the Firearms Act specifically grants authority only to the Minister to make classification decisions through Order-in-Council.It is clear that the classification and subsequent prohibition of legal items owned by lawful Canadians is clearly ultra vires of the RCMP’s authority. By what authority do they possess the ability to provide statements to other law enforcement bodies and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) directing the prohibition of items they have no authority to prohibit?Advertisement OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies and Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus has delivered his response to the recent Ruger 10/22 magazine prohibition.He had delivered the letter to Minister Goodale.“I hope that Minister Goodale understands the mistake that the RCMP Firearms Division made and reverses their errant decision prohibiting the 10/22 magazine,” said Mr. Zimmer. “I am deeply concerned that firearms regulations are being changed by bureaucrats without due process or oversight by elected officials.”A full copy of the letter Zimmer prepared is below.“Dear Minister Goodale,Thank you for your prompt reply to my letter concerning the change in classification of certain Ruger 10/22 magazines. I would like to point out three clear errors in the RCMP decision.  These errors are being used as a foundation to turn law abiding Canadians into criminals.Advertisement The Sturm Ruger 10/22 Rifle was originally manufactured and released in 1964. Subsequently, accessories were manufactured, including the 25 round magazine produced in 1978 by Butler Creek and later the BX-25 magazine manufactured by Ruger in 2012.The Sturm Ruger Charger pistol was manufactured and sold starting in 2008 and ceased being produced as of 2013. It was then manufactured again from 2014-2015. Of note, less than 500 Sturm Ruger Charger pistols were exported to Canada and no BX-25 magazines were shipped from Ruger to Canada.I have outlined below the three errors in the RCMP’s reasoning for the prohibition. “Specifically, paragraph 3 (1)(b) of the Regulations prohibit a cartridge magazine that is capable of containing more than 10 cartridges of the type for which the magazine was originally designed and that is designed or manufactured for use in a semi-automatic handgun that is commonly available in Canada.”Advertisement – Advertisement – Bob ZimmerMember of ParliamentPrince George-Peace River-Northern RockiesCo-Chair, Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus”  Part 4 of the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms sections of the Criminal Code states that rimfire magazines are exempt from the Prohibited classification:(2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not include any cartridge magazine that(a) was originally designed or manufactured for use in a firearm that(i) is chambered for, or designed to use, rimfire cartridges,Secondly, the “originally designed” reference excludes the BX-25 and Butler Creek 10/22 25-round magazines as they were originally designed for the rifle and not the handgun. This is proven by the original date of manufacture of the 10/22 rifle in 1964 and the 25 round magazines in 1994, thirty years later.Advertisement Could a civilian employee of the Canadian government interpret a law that created upwards of 400 thousand criminals without first consulting the full session of Parliament? To put it mildly, that civilian employee would have usurped the function of Parliament.As a result of these errors, I ask for an immediate reversal of the reclassification as it has clearly been done outside of the parameters that have been set.Once again, I thank you for your attention to this matter.Sincerely,last_img read more

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JOBS: LEGAL SECRETARY POSITION AT BUSY CO DONEGAL PRACTICE

first_imgGibson & Associates Solicitors are a leading Donegal and Dublin based legal practice. The firm deals with a broad range of legal areas including Commercial Law, Property, Insolvency, Personal Injury and Litigation.The firm has a strong reputation for delivering high quality advice and excellent results for clients.Due to continued expansion the firm wishes to recruit an experienced Legal Secretary to assist in its Letterkenny Conveyancing Department. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Legal Secretary to progress in a forward thinking firm.Those interested in being considered should forward CV by post or by email for the attention of Lisa Boyle, Gibson & Associates Solicitors, LK House, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Email lisa@gibsonandassociates.ie.The closing date for applications is Friday the 25th of October 2013.JOBS: LEGAL SECRETARY POSITION AT BUSY CO DONEGAL PRACTICE was last modified: October 23rd, 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 jobsGibson and AssociatesLegal Secretary Positionlast_img read more

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SNUBBED! Arsenal fail to lure Jamie Vardy as striker agrees new Leicester deal

first_imgJamie Vardy has agreed a new four-year contract with Leicester City.The striker, currently part of the England squad at Euro 2016, was wanted by Arsenal after firing 24 goals for the Premier League champions last season.The Gunners triggered the £20million release in Vardy’s deal earlier this month and had initially been confident of clinching his signature.But Vardy refused to make a quick decision on his future and Arsene Wenger admitted last week that he was now expecting to miss out on the 29-year-old.And Leicester have now confirmed that their star forward will be staying at the King Power Stadium as the club prepare to play Champions League football for the first time.A club statement read: “Leicester City have today agreed with the representatives of Jamie Vardy to extend the England international’s contract with the Premier League champions for a further four years.“Both parties hope that this announcement will end recent speculation regarding Jamie’s future and confirm his long term commitment to Leicester City Football Club. “Jamie will continue to focus all of his efforts on trying to achieve success with the England team at the European Championships in France. “There will be no further comment from either the Club or the player on this matter until the conclusion of the tournament.” 1last_img read more

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