Eliminating Madrid, Barça or Atleti is worth between 31,000 and 35,000 euros

first_imgThe teams that are not in this project already have 23,000 insured for their classification in the Copa del Rey and 62,000 for having gotten up to sixteenths. In total they would carry an accumulated of 85,000, although it could be higher if they had to play a game as a visitor in the case of having been matched in the first round with another team of the same category. If they manage to qualify for the second round they would take 31,000 euros more.On the other hand, the teams participating in the ‘Impulse 23’ program of the Federation carry more accumulated money and could continue to earn more money. Teams like Unionistas, Real Madrid’s rival, which is part of this project would lead accumulated 40,000 euros for qualifying for the KO tournament and 70,000 for having passed the first two rounds of the competition. Amounts that would be greater if any of the clubs in this situation had to play outside. Continuing with the example of Unionists, if he manages to eliminate Real Madrid in sixteenths, the prize for winning the round would be 35,000 euros (the amount given by the FEF for each round that exceeds a Second B belonging to ‘Impulse 23’). That is to say, if a team in the bronze category manages to eliminate a Primera next week, it could have accumulated at least 145,000, not counting the box office revenues.The system for LaLiga Santander and SmartBank teams is different. They receive an economic amount as indicated by Royal Decree Law 5/2015. The RFEF gives the First and Second teams 90% of the television rights of the Copa del Rey according to the criteria established in said decree. Up to eight Second B teams have managed to get into the 16th of the Copa del Rey. Unionistas, Cultural, UD Logroñés, Ibiza, Ebro, Badajoz, Badalona and Recreativo are the eight representatives of the silver category who will have to fight against a First Division. The prize of qualifying up to eighths is priced between 31,000 and 35,000. The new Copa del Rey format has economic benefits for the most modest clubs. Being the only match the game is more relevant and having to always play in the stadium of the team with the lowest category ensures that they will have the ticket sales (which will be high, since having to play against a First Division club ensures you have a good entry) and avoid travel expenses.But besides this, the Spanish Football Federation has marked a series of economic amounts for the clubs of Second B and Third that are going round in the Cup King. The amount may be lower or higher in some clubs or others depending on whether they are enrolled in the project ‘Impulse 23’ presented by Luis Rubiales last November for modest football. But to participate in this program teams will have to meet a set of standards.last_img read more

Anabel Medina: “I hope to have Muguruza in Budapest”

first_img-Would you count on such a spherical weekend?– We had been ready to compete 5 factors, to the battle. We knew that Japan was a tricky group, with Naomi Osaka, quantity ten in the world, former primary and winner of Grand Slams. However the women had been excellent and the purpose of Sara Sorribes the primary day in opposition to Osaka gave us plenty of peace of thoughts.– He warned that he had a really united group. Is that the important thing?-Within the final two years there have been actions in the group, there have been numerous gamers and a part of my job was to get that union, to really feel snug. The connection between all is superb and the nice vibes end result in the nice of the group. The environment helps so much to the efficiency on the observe.-Carla Suárez is dealing with her final yr. How did you discover it?-It is vitally quiet, enjoying very properly. You have clear your targets. As a captain, I’m very assured as a result of that she is going to carry out in any respect factors, that it’s harmful and may win anybody. For the remainder of the companions, it provides worth.-Carla mentioned in an interview that one among her illusions is to win the Federation Cup, which in some unspecified time in the future lacked dedication however that there’s tools to obtain it. In settlement?-So he has transmitted it. If you find yourself enjoying for Spain, get pleasure from, since you change the chip from enjoying for you to enjoying on your nation. She may be very concerned and has at all times mentioned she would really like to be a champion. The great factor is that the vary of gamers we have may be very vast and the outcomes are there: in the final 5 qualifiers we have gained 4. The group may be very versatile and that makes Spain harmful.-This tie has failed Garbiñe Muguruza. Why didn’t he go?-Garbiñe has at all times been very predisposed to be on the group, as he confirmed earlier. He participated in an important tie in opposition to Paraguay to maintain us in the second world group and never descend in 2018. And final yr in Belgium, the place we achieved the ascent … This time, due to circumstances, he couldn’t be however has proven that he likes the competitors and positive that on different events we are going to have her.-Will he be in the Finals?-All the time have to be taken into consideration. She is the primary in Spain and as a captain she is a tennis participant that I would really like to be on the group as a result of it makes us stronger. I hope you’re in Budapest. Little by little, we are going to work on it.-What arguments do you have to persuade her?-Who is usually a world champion, a standard purpose, as a group, representing your nation … The arguments are stunning.-You had been collaborating together with her on the finish of final season. What was improper with him and what did he discover now?-The break with a coach, while you have been so lengthy, it is extremely tough and extra in the center of the season. I wanted some adaptation time. He completed the yr feeling good even when the outcomes didn’t mirror it. It has been proven on the Australian Open. Together with his union with Conchita he has exploded once more the extent we knew he had, to win Grand Slams. -What do you consider the change of the Federation Cup, this format of finals?-The date is sweet. The Worldwide Federation has studied it properly: on land and on the indoor observe, simply earlier than a tour begins in these situations. The format will have to be seen, though we have the Davis reference. Will probably be very demanding bodily and mentally, it has nothing to do with what we have recognized. There could be 4 qualifiers in six days, with two days off and three factors.-Will probably be performed on clay. That is a bonus …-A Spain should at all times be taken into consideration on land, as a result of on this floor we have achieved essential issues.-On this floor and with Muguruza, ought to Spain be among the many favorites?-Sure, my private purpose since I began as captain has been to battle for a Federation Cup. We have potential and enjoying on the bottom positions us higher. We should keep in mind, though we won’t be native and that may be a little level in opposition to.-Within the Davis, in the top, had been virtually all the celebrities. Do you suppose it will likely be the identical in Budapest?-Sure, as a result of in latest years virtually all of the essential gamers have been concerned and Budapest goes to be a good looking expertise. So I believe we are going to see them.– Can gamers like Sara Sorribes, Aliona Bolsova or Paula Badosa take the leap of preventing for match victories?-They’re younger and with a excessive stage, who’re seen flashes of high quality. And to allow them to be a part of the group. They have expertise and are wanting to make that high quality leap. Sara already completed in an Worldwide, Aliona reached eighth in Roland Garros and Paula has performed a superb position in Australia in opposition to Kvitova. They’re maturing and they’re going to give good outcomes.-This yr there are Olympic Video games. What does it imply to you that you just have a silver?-For me it was one of the best, one of the best of my sports activities profession. After 4 video games as a participant, I’ll go as captain and it means closing the circle. It was a purpose. It makes me very excited and I hope that we will maximize: 4 singles and two doubles. As in the Fed Cup, they have to take us into consideration, in the Video games additionally as a result of traditionally we have gained medals.– Have you ever talked about it with Garbiñe and Carla? Do you see them forming a doubles?– We have not approached the topic, however I don’t discard it. In the event that they performed collectively, they’d be a medal choice as a result of in 2016 they had been shut to transferring to the semifinals they usually just like the competitors.THIS TUESDAY, TABLE DRAWThis Tuesday, in Budapest, the draw for the Finals will happen (April 14-19). 4 teams with three choices, of which the primary will go to the semifinals. Day by day two singles and one doubles can be performed, as in Davis.Classifieds: France, USA, Belarus, Russia, Slovakia, Belgium, Australia, R. Czech, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Hungary.last_img read more

Streaking Ginebra outlasts Star in OT

first_imgNational Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Hill poured in 28 points and had 12 rebounds in a losing effort for Star, which fell to its second straight defeat and stumbled to a 4-2 card.Lee went 5-of-10 from threes to collect 22 points, but missed all of his shots in the overtime period.The scores:GINEBRA 105 – Brownlee 33, Devance 17, Slaughter 17, Tenorio 13, Aguilar 12, Thompson 7, Ferrer 4, Taha 2, Mercado 0, Cruz 0.STAR 101 – Hill 28, Lee 22, Barroca 14, Ramos 11, Sangalang 10, Reavis 10, Maliksi 4, Jalalon 2, Melton 0, Simon 0, Pingris 0.Quarters: 21-25, 40-45, 73-70, 95-95, 105-101.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Gin Kings took a  95-92 lead with only 2.5 seconds left, but Aguilar mistimed his contest and fell on Hill, who was attempting a three-point shot. Aguilar was called for the shooting foul and Hill calmly canned three free throws with 0.6 tenths of a second remaining to send the game to overtime.It was again a nip-and-tuck battle in the extra five minutes.Tenorio drilled a stop-and-pop three to put Ginebra in the driver’s seat, 101-99, with 3:08 left while the Hotshots hit bumps down the stretch.Hill fouled out with 54.9 ticks remaining while Aldrech Ramos and Paul Lee botched their treys late in the game.“Our guys are veterans. They overcame that and they put a good overtime together. We gave ourselves a chance, and lo and behold, we pulled it out,” said Cone.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 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 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra overcame its poor free throw shooting late and a gallant stand by Star to win, 105-101, in overtime Sunday night in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee collected 33 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals for the Gin Kings, who extended their winning streak to six games.ADVERTISEMENT Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu “That was a tough game,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone after his team gained solo leadership at 6-1.“At the end of the game, our guys were just absolutely exhausted. It wasn’t that of a well-played game. We hung around, I felt we stole it because they outplayed us throughout the game. It was a struggle all the way through.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Japeth Aguilar atoned for his ill-advised foul on Star import Malcolm Hill at the end of regulation with a tip dunk off a Brownlee miss in the waning seconds of the game to seal the game and secure a playoff spot for the Kings.Joe Devance poured 17 markers, 11 boards, and eight assists off the bench while Greg Slaughter also had 17 points that went with 10 rebounds and three blocks for Ginebra, which struggled mightily from the free throw line, missing 18 out of its 30 attempts. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hamilton wins Italian GP to move ahead of Vettel Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees MOST READ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View commentslast_img read more

Danny Seigle named as Alab team consultant

first_imgAlab welcomes Jay R Alabanza, asst coaches Mac Cuan, Danny Seigle and trainer Chappy Callanta! #AlabNatinTo #AlabPilipinas 🏀🔥 pic.twitter.com/xjvsSSVFec— Alab Pilipinas (@AlabPilipinas) November 7, 2017Jimmy Alapag will have a familiar face in his coaching staff as Tanduay Alab Pilipinas welcomes PBA legend Danny Seigle as a team consultant.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 41-year-old forward was announced as the newest addition to the Philippine-based ASEAN Basketball League squad as the eight-time PBA champion embarks on a new challenge in his career.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoining Seigle in Alapag’s coaching staff are former head coach Mcc Cuan and conditioning coach Chappy Callanta.Alab has also finalized its roster for the 2017-2018 ABL season, with reigning ABL Local MVP Bobby Ray Parks and powerhouse import Ivan Johnson leading the fight.Also in the roster are veterans Dondon Hontiveros, Josh Urbiztondo, Rico Maierhofer, and Robby Celiz, Fil-Am swingman Lawrence Domingo, new recruits Pamboy Raymundo, Oping Sumalinog, Pao Javelona, and JR Alabanza, and reinforcement Reggie Okosa.Alab opens its campaign on November 19 against defending champion Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Seigle last played for TNT KaTropa, where he first paired up with Alapag since arriving to the team in 2013. He also had stints in Barako Bull and in his longtime home San Miguel in his 18-year PBA career. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles10:19Tropical Storm Ursula slightly accelerates11:41Typhoon Ursula makes landfall over Eastern Samar02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award On point: Thomas making progress, could join Cavs earlierlast_img read more

2019 SEA Games logo draws flak

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:30Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ View comments Guiao to meet with PBA for Gilas composition in Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “Our logo will be the 11 circles representing the 11 countries bound together in the shape of the Philippines to symbolize that wherever and whenever the games are played we are one and we win as one,” said Cayetano, whose Facebook account went live to record the presentation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The logo is made up of 11 circles forming the shape of the Philippines. Many netizens poked fun at the logo.Philippine 2019 Sea Games logo inspiration pic.twitter.com/bYdIiLaMZr— Jollibee Spicy Chicken Joy (@aiansalaysay) August 20, 2018 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The official logo of the 30th Southeast Asian Games unveiled on Monday received negative feedback and drew flak on social media.Alan Peter Cayetano, Department of Foreign Affairs secretary and chairman of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee, revealed the logo during the 2019 SEA Games presentation to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in Jakarta, Indonesia.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew — The Professional Heckler (@hecklerforever8) August 20, 2018Apart from the logo, the official mascot dubbed “Fami” for the 2019 SEA Games was introduced.“The mascot form is called “Fami”, short for family to show that we are one family,” Cayetano said.The biennial regional showcase will be held in the Philippines for the first time since 2005. It will run from November 29 to December 10, 2019.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Previous SEA Games logos (via 2019 SEA Games/FB) and the logo for next year’s regional meet here in Manila (pinag-isipan huh!) Bravo! #magkano pic.twitter.com/3JNqiSiwWYADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Lonzo Ball leads as Lakers deal Bulls eighth straight loss

first_imgChicago got within 72-68 on a 3-pointer by Wayne Seldon, but the Lakers pulled away again with six straight points to end the third and start the fourth.Los Angeles’ lead grew to 94-76 with 4:26 remaining in the game before Chicago made a late flurry to get within 103-98 in the final minute.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who got just his fourth start of the season, scored 17 points while Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma scored 16 apiece.The Lakers erased the bitter taste of a 101-95 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who ended a 12-game skid, and gained some confidence going into a three-game stretch where they face Oklahoma City, Houston and Golden State.“We’ve been losing and wanted to go out on the road with some momentum,” Ball said.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It was just the fourth win in 11 games for Los Angeles since LeBron James was sidelined with a groin injury.“It was a must-win today, I knew I had to pick up whatever I could,” said Ball, who also had rebounds and six assists. “We were missing shots early but we got it together.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe game was close for the first 28 minutes before Los Angeles took control. It was tied at 48 with 9:24 remaining in the third quarter when the Lakers went on a 13-7 run, which included eight straight points at the start. Tyson Chandler scored the first two points before Ball scored 11 straight, including three 3-pointers.“He’s got a knack for hitting big shots. He’s not afraid to knock down a 3 when we needed it,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “What is great is seeing him more confident in getting to the rim. He can draw contact but still be able to finish.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I’m sure there was some anger but they both engaged. You could tell by Josh’s defensive demeanor in the fourth that he was locked in,” Walton said.NUMBER OF NOTEThe Lakers have won all four games since James’ injury when Ingram had six assists or more. He had seven against the Bulls.“It is a chance for me to get everyone involved and show another part of my game,” Ingram said. “With me getting in the lane the defense collapses and a lot of guys are open.”UP NEXTBulls: Conclude their five-game road trip against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.Lakers: Travel to Oklahoma City on Thursday night for the second of three meetings against the Thunder.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Jabari Parker came off the bench to lead Chicago with 18 points and Lauri Markkanen added 17.“We have to play better basketball for more of the game. We played about 28 to 35 minutes of good basketball and had 12 minutes of not good basketball,” Bulls coach Jim Boylen said. “We don’t have enough firepower to be able to turn it on and take over the game. We have to plow through it and get the lead and hold on to it.”Both teams struggled shooting from the floor in the first quarter, but the Lakers held a 19-18 lead, marking the first time in eight games they led after the first 12 minutes.Los Angeles held a 44-43 lead at halftime as the first half had 22 lead changes and five ties.TIP-INSBulls: Chicago’s 8 of 28 from the field in the first quarter was its second-worst opening 12 minutes of the season. It was 8 of 29 in a Dec. 26 loss to Minnesota. … The Bulls were 7 of 17 on 3-pointers in the second half after going 2 of 14 in the first.Lakers: Kuzma also had 12 rebounds as he recorded his third double-double of the season. … The Lakers were 2 of 15 on 3-pointers in the first half but 6 of 11 in the second half, which included three from Ball.LINEUP CHANGEWalton changed his starting lineup, putting Tyson Chandler at center and Caldwell-Pope at guard while moving JaVale McGee and Josh Hart to the bench.Chandler, who got his third start, scored eight points and had three rebounds in 26 minutes. Walton was also pleased with Caldwell-Pope holding Zach LaVine to 10 points, including 4 of 11 from the field, as well as what McGee and Hart provided off the bench. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner make grand arrival in Las Vegas for fight weekcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shoots as Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 107-100. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Lakers were angry after the NBA’s worst team broke a long losing streak on their home floor. They weren’t about to let the league’s second-worst team do the same thing on Tuesday night.Ball scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the Lakers handed the Chicago Bulls their eighth straight loss with a 107-100 victory.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

PYJ Promises ‘Democratic Coup d’état’

first_imgPYJ: “I will support Boakai because he is like me, a ‘kontry man’ from the majority bloc”To unseat the minority; Supports Boakai’s presidency on majority basisBy David S. MenjorThe political leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconciliation (MDR), Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, has promised to stage what he called a ‘democratic coup d’état’ at the ballot box this year to bring an end to minority rule in the country.The Nimba Senator, who emerged third in the 2011 presidential elections, said he is prepared to ‘dance’ with Vice President Joseph Boakai, the standard bearer of the Unity Party, to ensure that a ‘Kountryman’ (non Americo-Liberian) takes the nation’s presidency.“I visited my spiritual friend, brother and father, Prophet T. B. Joshua and he told me, as he did in 2011, that I am a potential winner. But knowing that Joe Boakai, who is from the majority class (non Americo-Liberian) as I am, is in the race and most suited for the post than any of us, I will work with him,” Sen. Johnson said Tuesday at a press conference held at his party headquarters in Congo Town.“Boakai is not the Unity Party. He is in the Unity Party,” Johnson said, adding that the VP is his ‘elder’ and as such he is not prepared to disturb the electoral process by standing for the presidency, while the UP standard bearer is also in the same competition.Recently a war of words ensued between the standard bearer of Liberty Party (LP), Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, and supporters of the UP standard bearer, VP Joe N. Boakai, over the ‘congau-kountryman’ rule in the country. This divisive political campaign which is again creeping into Liberia’s political discourse as the country struggles to see the transition of an elected president to another in over 40 years is a dilemma that needs to be tackled.Some pundits have argued that Sen. Johnson’s decision to abandon his political ambition to become the next president of the country is to get protection from the UP should the VP win.The Congress of Democratic Change (now in a coalition called Coalition for Democratic Change) of Sen. George M. Weah, has vowed to turn over all accused war crimes perpetrators to the International Criminal Court in the Hague to face prosecution, should they win the presidency in October.Meanwhile, Senator Johnson said political leaders and their followers who think that purchasing luxurious vehicles for their political campaigns will guarantee them victory are seriously mistaken.“Cars will not vote for them; so they are wasting their own time and dreaming the wrong dreams,” he noted.Concerning the failed coalition between his political party (MDR) and the All Liberian Party (ALP) of businessman turned politician Benoni Urey, he said Urey’s refusal to serve as his vice standard bearer brought an end to the proposed coalition.“I have been tested at two main elections in this country but Urey has not been tested at any elections, not even for a city mayor position,” he pointed out.Speaking further, Sen. Johnson accused Mr. Urey of a plot to kill him and his counterparts when Urey surreptitiously planned a coalition meeting with him in Accra, Ghana a few months ago.“A few months ago, I received a communication from the ALP through one Alex Whapoe asking me and a few of my party executives to honor an invitation to Ghana for some political discussion. When we accepted, Mr. Whapoe, who was at that time in the United States, sent us our plane tickets. But in short, there came more than three changes in the plane tickets,” he said, noting that after Birdview, the last ticket that came for him and his three counterparts, Moses Ziah, Cllr. Cocker and Moses Bangura, were from Air Maroc, which always depart late in the evening.The lawmaker said while in Ghana, he and his colleagues were not lodged at a hotel as expected but at a house surrounded by gangsters.“After following all security measures, mainly with our information at the Kotoka Airport that Airport West is our place of lodging, but now found ourselves in a strange place, we called the driver who dropped us earlier in a small vehicle and he thinking we may have left something in the vehicle, returned and I ordered him to take us to a hotel I know in Accra. Alex Whapoe denied booking the previous place for us but I demanded that he pay for our lodging since it was he who invited us,” he said.Sen. Johnson said a meeting which he and his fellow delegates attended was also attended by former BBC reporter Robin White and a colleague only identified as Jeff.“It shocked me to see not Urey or Alex but the two white guys only, even though we were told that Urey’s business partners were there to meet with us to discuss political matters,” he said.Johnson added that Urey was present the following day for the next meeting; and at that meeting, Robin White told him (PYJ) that Washington (USA) wants Urey for president in Liberia because Donald Trump is a businessman, as Urey is.“White was forcing us to sign papers in an agreement to be sent to Urey on a merger but we refused and told him that anything considering coalition discussions should be done in Liberia,” he said.Of late Sen. Johnson said he got to know that the car that picked them up from the Kotoka Airport to the strange location in Accra was one of Mr. Urey’s daughter’s vehicles, when Senator Sando Johnson introduced him “to a young girl.”Speaking on the speculation that there are officials of the U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the country to arrest him for allegedly killing somebody (unnamed) during the 1990 war, he said it is completely untrue.“If the FBI wants to extradite anyone for investigation and subsequent prosecution, they liaise with the government of the country of the person who might have committed a crime. In fact, their work is never in the news until it is accomplished,” he said, adding that he is a statesman and as such, no one can just walk in and take him away for any reason.“To say a few words, Dr. Robin White told me in Ghana at our failed meeting that if I accepted to work with Urey as his deputy the war crimes court to be established will only look into cases that occurred from 1995 to 2003 but I told him that there should be no need to exclude unless I am the only one who committed atrocities in this country,” he said.PYJ said his decision to support Boakai’s presidency is not for financial gain, as Urey did by trying to lure him into a “dubious deal,” to which he disagreed.“Now it is about the future of our country. We need to decide for ourselves how we will manage our own resources rather than mortgaging them as this regime and others did. We are conscious that our people are suffering and there must come a permanent change beginning with the October elections,” he said.He emphasized that the country’s leadership, the Presidency, must not continue with those he called “the very few.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Young non-violent offenders must be transformed, not imprisoned – PM

first_img…youth business summit to assist young entrepreneursAs Guyana continues to celebrate Youth Week, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has called for youths who are associated with petty felonies to be reformed and not placed in the lockups.Prime Minister Moses NagamootooSpeaking at the inaugural Guyana Youth Business Summit on Wednesday, which was held under the theme “Empowering Guyana’s Youth Through Training, Mentorship and Leadership Development”, Nagamootoo stated that for Guyana to develop and improve the lives of its younger generations, mechanisms must be set aside for individuals to benefit from, after they would have committed “non-violent” offences.“We have to not condone the use of illicit drugs, but we have to make sure that we deal with it in a compassionate and a realistic way so that we do not send our young people to jail, but help to rehabilitate and reform them. Those that are before court for nonviolent offences should be allowed an opportunity to make life better rather than them to be spending the rest of their lives behind bars.”He also noted that several reports in the past have indicated that the rate of unemployed youths, youth crimes and drug use are on the increase. As such, he said, the Youth Policy has been introduced, but the final document has not been debated in the National Assembly.Recently, it was revealed by the Director of Youth, Melissa Carmichael, that the policy, which is still in its gestational stage, caters for the development of a National Youth Empowerment Action Plan, which will include comprehensive and strategic programmes and projects being implemented.“The policy defines youth as persons between the ages of 14 and 35, who make up some 68 per cent of our population. When taken office, there were no statistics. Many of our young people had no jobs or couldn’t get support to start their own businesses,” she added.The first session of the two-day summit saw dozens of young entrepreneurs who were presented with hands-on knowledge from experienced individuals about the different aspects of venturing into a new business. Throughout that day’s proceedings, presentations were made by entities such as the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA); Commercial Registry; Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS); National Insurance Scheme (NIS); Guyana Energy Agency (GEA); GO-Invest and Dr Rosh Khan.The participants were urged by the acting President to be among the policymakers and were briefed on the need for youths to be brought out into the political aspects of society.In many cases, young entrepreneurs are unaware of the procedures and support systems which can assist in the establishment of a business enterprise. According to the coordinators and members of the various ministries, these will help to assist them in critical areas which include the lack of capital and increased knowledge on the ways to access capital, which can be one of the key limiting factors. It was revealed that Guyana had begun to engage in discussions to promote more youth businesses and work of equal value among aspiring entrepreneurs.last_img read more

Diamond man crushed after jumping off moving truck

first_imgA Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), resident is now dead after he was pulled under the wheel of a truck that was uncontrollably descending a hill in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Dead: Phillip ArthurThe incident occurred sometime around 18:30h on Sunday last at the Kumung Kumung Trail, Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The dead man has been identified as Phillip Arthur, 35, of Lot 38 Section B Block X, Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD. He was a senior operator attached to the mining company owned by the Alphonsos.Police preliminary investigations revealed that Arthur was seated in the cabin of motor lorry GPP 8748 with trailer TPP 9380 attached, which was going up a hill along the trail.However, the lorry reportedly developed mechanical problems and began to descend during which, Arthur allegedly jumped out of the vehicle resulting in the front right wheel running over him.The dead man’s reputed wife, Veronica Johnson, told Guyana Times that they received news of Arthur’s death on Monday when the owner called and informed her brother.Johnson related that they were told that at the time of the accident, the trailer attached to the truck was carrying an excavator.“This is nothing strange though because he always does work like this… but we hearing all sorts of rumours about how the accident happened but I wasn’t there so I don’t know what really happened. They sent my brothers some photos and that’s all we have,” the woman said.According to Johnson, her reputed husband left for the interior about two weeks ago but the truck was giving them issues so they were forced to stop in Itaballi, Mazaruni, to have it repaired.“He used to call and update me on what happening so I does know where he is and so on,” she noted.Arthur’s body is presently at the Bartica Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post-mortem examination.Meanwhile, the 42-year-old lorry driver, a resident of Itaballi, is in custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Up coming Emergency Support Services volunteer meeting

first_imgFor a link to the FB Event page; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The first meeting for the Fort St. John Emergency Support Services volunteer team will be this Thursday.During the event of an evacuation order, the Emergency Support Services (ESS) Reception may be activated. The ESS Reception Centre is managed by the municipality’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), but volunteers from the community operate it.The Fort St. John Emergency Support Services (ESS) team meets once a quarter, at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, attend a meeting or you can send an email to recreation@fortstjohn.ca for information and request sign up forms to complete and return.- Advertisement -Volunteer meeting dates and times as follows;Thursday, January 9, 2020 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmThursday, March 5, 2020 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmThursday, June 4, 2020 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmFor more information on training sessions; CLICK HEREMore information on Emergency Support Services; CLICK HEREAdvertisementlast_img read more