Square Oliver: “The coronavirus gave me more fame than Madrid”

first_imgHow is the goalkeeper level there?Well, there is a very good base, because by regulations they take care of the position for the premises. Foreigners can reach all demarcations except the goal.How was that first moment when you heard about the coronavirus?Well, it was being in Spain, on vacation, on New Year’s Eve. We received a message from a partner. Nobody answered. We gave zero importance.And they returned to China …We even made a clinic with 1,300 children. There was a tournament with teams from outside. And it was the day after finishing when they suddenly closed the city.One day to another?That’s how it went. Without an airport, trains, or subway… They gave us guidelines on what we couldn’t do and what we had to stay at home.How does one fit the body?At first we were very calm. You looked at the street and there was no one, yes, but we had food and we were fine. And we said: “Time will pass …”.And later?The Spanish Government acted fast and they took us out of there. We only live two moments of some tension. The first was at the airport. First we were four and a half hours in a bus waiting for permits. And the moment we entered the thermal arches that measure you the temperature was stressful. To have given a few tenths for any reason would have meant staying on land. The other hard moment was when they gave us the test results, already here in Spain. That day, yes, people were quieter, there was some nervousness …If I gave one, they all gave …And we talk like that, huh? Imagine the four hours we were on that bus, with people from other countries that were there, all together …Come on, in the end the coronavirus has given him more fame than Madrid …Insurance (laughs). We have gone everywhere! This has been like winning the Champions League, another adventure …What will happen now?We are pending. It cannot be returned. In China everything is stopped, even children go to online class. We will have to wait. It left it boiling … What more memories do you have?Figo got me his first white goal, in training! (laughs). They are anecdotes. Actually, I had to leave with the exchange of Florentino for Lorenzo Sanz. Illgner wanted to hurry the year he had left, Bizzarri also didn’t want to move and there was a stopper with the arrival of César. And I left at the end of August. So I agreed with Figo, yes …How did it end in China?I was working in the U-15 Chinese National Team with Alfredo Santaelena, and at the end of my contract this opportunity arose with the Wuhan Shangwen, which is an ambitious and beautiful project. How many days have they been held in total?Eight in Wuhan, one travel and 14 more here. I wanted the sun to shine on my face.You left the quarry in Madrid …I am from Raúl’s fifth. We take four or five days.Who else did you agree with?With Guti, Álvaro Benito, Rivera, Javi Guerrero, Mecca, Dorado … There were very good people.And how was it?I have a good memory, because I was enrolled in the list of the Champions League the year of the Eighth, so that is also mine.Yes?I belonged to Castilla but I was enrolled among the 25 officers because Illgner was injured all year and Bizzarri was a long time in the U-20 World Cup in Argentina. So I shared goal with Casillas.We talked about 1999-00.That’s. Since December I trained and traveled with the first team. Iker and I had a record, that of being the youngest first goal.How was the Casillas he met?Well, a phenomenon. I knew him when he was a child, and he was the only one who came up with the ones we were older. Manuel Amieiro, who was our coach, used to tell me: “Go, warm me the child …”. And see if I heated it well (laughs).last_img read more

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Approved the ERTE requested by the UD Las Palmas

first_imgThis measure, as the club affirms on its website, takes effect on March 14, the day the state of alarm was decreed in our country, still in force until April 26.The ERTE was presented by the yellow entity due to force majeure ”, as a consequence of the pandemic by COVID-19, and contemplates two scenarios among the workers of the entity, both the reduction of the working day and the temporary suspension of employment. The file includes all club workers, both sports and non-sports personnel, the Foundation and the Audiovisual Production Company.This legal figure guarantees the employment relationship of all employees of the entity, until the state of alarm ends, which will last, in principle, until next April 26.In this way, the yellow club joins clubs like the Barcelona, ​​Espanyol and Alavés, who have already presented their ERTE and have been approved by the labor authority. After learning of the suspension of the league championship, last March, the club studied this possibility, although the legal conditions were not in place to achieve it at that time. “We wanted to join ERTE, but seeing that our company has more than 50 workers (242 in total) and that these would receive 70% of their salary, the loss would be very important, so we gave up,” said President Miguel Ángel Ramírez, after learning about the club’s reversal, since the yellow entity’s offices wanted to supplement the salary of up to 100% of all those affected. The yellow team, which was the first of The League en want to join a Temporary Employment Regulation File, has finally got the labor authority to approve your request, being the only team that guarantees 100% of the salary of its employees.last_img read more

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CFDC Lauds GoL for U$1M Land Rental Fees

first_imgThe president of the National Union of Community Forestry Development Committee (NUCFDC), Matthew Walley, has commended the government for fulfilling its obligation to over 22 communities affected by operations of the commercial logging in the country with regards to the National Forestry Reform law (NFRL) of 2006.Mr. Walley made the disclosure to journalists over the weekend in Monrovia that, in July, the Government of Liberia (GoL) deposited US$1M in the account of the National Benefit Sharing Trust (NBST), the mechanism through which affected communities can directly access their benefits from land rental fee payments made by logging companies in the country. Mr. Walley said the amount represents 50 percent of the money expected to benefit communities that are directly affected by logging activities in the country.He said the Government of Liberia being cognizant of its social responsibility to its citizens amended the National Forestry Law of 2000 to reflect current day realities, thus leading to the crafting and enactment of the 2006 NFRL. He indicated that the previous Forestry Law made no adequate provision for the fair treatment of forest communities.Walley called on the government to take seriously its obligations to deliver social and economic benefits to its citizens. He said it was paramount for government not to be complacent, but to live by the terms and conditions of the new forestry law. He believes that is the way the remaining 50 percent would be able to be paid to the communities without delay to avoid putting logging businesses at risk.Walley assured the government and stakeholders that the funds received would be used for its intended purpose. He urged representatives from the 22 affected communities to work the NBST to access the funds.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Husband, wife jailed for 80 years

first_imgBoxing Night murderBy Shemuel FanfairTwo weeks after being unanimously found guilty by a 12-member jury, Vishawantie Ragnauth, 38; and her reputed husband, Nyron Thakurdyal, 39, were on Tuesday sentenced to 40 years each in jail for murdering Ragnauth’s uncle.The couple was found guilty of the murder of 39-year-old miner Sunil Ramsundar on December 26, 2014, at Skull City, Patentia, West Bank Demerara.Moments after Justice Sandil Kissoon disclosed the term of imprisonment; the woman fell to her seat in tears and was escorted out of the courtroom in the same emotional state. Her accomplice, meanwhile, reacted to his sentence without much reaction.Ragnauth had earlier told the court that she was sorry for what happened and begged for forgiveness, while fellow killer Thakurdyal expressed his remorse and sympathy, telling the court he wanted to be a “constructive father” to his six children. Attorney Lisa Cave, who appeared for the prosecution, however deemed Ramsundar’s killing as senseless and unprovoked, stating the now deceased man was standing and cursing by himself when he was attacked.Deceased: Sunil RamsundarIn probation reports presented to the court, two contrasting life circumstances were disclosed. For Thakurdyal, it was stated that he migrated with his family to the United States in 1985 but was deported on a narcotics possession charge in 2003. However, the court learnt that he obtained a work permit and lived in The Bahamas for nine years where he did construction work. He later returned to Guyana where he sold hygienic products, making a living for himself.Thakurdyal came from Berbice and lived at Industry, East Coast Demerara, where he commenced the relationship with Ragnauth, whose past was described as “abusive”. In her report, the court heard that Ragnauth, a waitress, was mother to three children. It was observed that she was verbally and physically abusive to partners and during her second relationship, her husband whom she married according to Hindu rites, fled the home due to her abusive nature.Neighbours described the North Section, Canal Number Two native as an alcoholic who often behaved “disorderly”. The court heard that the woman allegedly sold marijuana and cocaine in the neighbourhood.After Attorney Hughes’ plea of mitigation, Justice Kissoon indicated that rather than 60 years, he started at a base of 50 years, in keeping with a recent Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling. He subtracted a total of 10 years for time spent on remand, expression of remorse and Hughes’ plea which had appealed for mercy.The facts of the matter stated that Ramsundar was killed after he attempted to settle a dispute between his sister, his niece and his niece’s reputed husband. Around 22:00h on that fateful night, Ramsundar’s sister was being assaulted by her daughter Vishawantie and her partner, Nyron.At that time, the now deceased man asked his sister why she was crying, and upon learning about the assault, the man approached his niece for an explanation. However, this quickly turned into a heated argument, during which Ramsundar was stabbed about his body. Nyron Thakurdyal held the man while Vishawantie stabbed him. A teenaged eyewitness said that she passed the kitchen knife to her spouse who completed the attack.Ramsundar collapsed on the spot and was pronounced dead on arrival to the West Demerara Regional Hospital. After the duo stabbed the man, they ran away and flagged down a passing car. That vehicle happened to be that of an off-duty Policeman who said he heard the male offender say via his cellphone that he just “jook-up” someone. He then drove them in the Wales Police Station where they were subsequently arrested.Meanwhile, Government Pathologist, Dr Vivekanand Brijmohan in his testimony gave the cause of death as shock and haemorrhage; and a stab wound to the neck. The pathologist had told the jury that there were injuries to the right forearm, right chest, left part of the neck and jaw, noting that a puncture to an artery caused excessive blood loss.The late Ramsundar was described as a hard-working individual.last_img read more

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RIVER MEDIA HQ AND 2 NEWSPAPER OFFICES PUT UP FOR SALE

first_imgFor Sale: River Media’s HQ is up for saleRIVER Media, the company forced to close half a dozen newspapers during the recent recession, is selling off its final three offices in Co Donegal.Its headquarters in Letterkenny is included in the sell-off.Commercial property experts Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey says the offices of the Letterkenny Post, the Donegal Post and Inish Times are being offered for sale. Potential purchasers are being offered vacant possession, or a one-year rental by the newspapers after purchase.The Letterkenny Post, at Dry Arch Business Park, is being sold for €125,000.The Donegal Post office unit at Gruagorm House is for sale for €65,000.The Inish Times office on Buncrana’s Main Street was sold this week – it had been on the market for €110,000. River Media went into receivership in 2011, re-emerging after doing a deal with its creditors including AIB/First Trust.In 2009, the company made a loss of just under €1.7m after a €3.3m loss in 2008. RIVER MEDIA HQ AND 2 NEWSPAPER OFFICES PUT UP FOR SALE was last modified: October 8th, 2014 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:debtsDonegal Postfor saleInish TimesLetterkenny PostnewspaperOfficesRiver Mediastrugglinstrugglinglast_img read more

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DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE REPORT RECORD FIGURES FOR 2015

first_imgDonegal Youth Service engaged a record 8000 young people across the county last year, according to figures released in their recently launched annual report for 2015.At their recent AGM Regional Director Lorraine Thompson was delighted to report that the service is going from strength to strength.She said “Donegal Youth Service goes the extra mile for young people, we are a locally based service and we respond quickly to local needs, with the support of 625 adult volunteers through the work of 34 youth clubs and projects, young people have a safe place to go to meet other young people and take part in new activities and opportunities and realise their potential’. Professional staff to support young people in difficulty or in need, who work with young people building trust, building relationships and work with a young person so that they are better able to face the difficulty, better able to make decisions and sometimes better able to ask for help.Training is provided in a range of areas, including the setting up a youth club, youth leader training, child protection training and a garda vetting service is provided to all volunteers.Training was provided to almost 5000 young people in a fun, interesting and engaging manner in areas such as as leadership, personal development, mentoring, and internet safety to name but a few.The service works with young people through drop-in centres, one to one work, group work as well as through specialist programmes for early school leavers, young carers and young people who are LGBT. The service also organise a range of other initiatives such as the Youth Work Ireland games Donegal heats, Irish Youth Music Awards Donegal heats, Youth Factor Donegal heats and their own Annual Party in the Park in Letterkenny.Chairperson Marina Carlin paid tribute to work of volunteers, ‘who work tirelessly in all parts of the County and give their time so generously to young people’.DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE REPORT RECORD FIGURES FOR 2015 was last modified: May 24th, 2016 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:Donegal Youth Servicereportlast_img read more

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ROTTEN! THE PIPES USED TO BRING WATER TO YOUR HOME

first_imgBEFORE you think about paying that upcoming water bill, you might want to take a look at these.Mairtin MacIomhair took them in Crolly – pictures of pipes used to supply water to local homes.“The pipe had exploded and was replaced and left on the side of the road,” said Mairtin. “What concerns me is the state of the pipe. As you can see it’s shocking. This pipe supplies the Gaoth Dobhair area and we have been drinking this for years.“This is only one metre. Not to mention the rest of the country which I can only assume is the same. The pipe was only replaced in last two days.“The people of this country are being forced to fork out a small fortune for the installation of water meters. And in the mean time we are being forced to boil water. Which I may point out doesn’t kill everything in it.”Added an angry Mairtin: This is my country. And until the entire system is drinkable from a tap I for one will not pay a penny. The people of this country need to see where there water comes from.” ROTTEN! THE PIPES USED TO BRING WATER TO YOUR HOME was last modified: May 11th, 2014 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:CrollyGaoth Dobhairpipeswater pipeslast_img read more

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Gem show’s pool of treasures includes 96-year-old’s agate

first_imgWHITTIER — Clarence Pool has been an avid rock hunter for more than half a century — and it shows. Nearly every inch of his 1 1/2-acre Pico Rivera property is covered with buckets of agates, huge chunks of petrified wood and crates of obsidian Pool has collected over the years. A backyard barn features drawers crammed with flat, polished stones. In his 105-year-old house, rocks of all sizes and shapes fill shelves. Today and Sunday, Pool will haul some of his treasures to the Whittier Community Center, where the items will be displayed as part of Treasures of Rockhounding, an annual show held by the Whittier Gem & Mineral Society. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “This year I am displaying dryhead agate that I collected along the rims of the Big Horn River Canyon on the northern edge of Wyoming,” said Pool, who at age 96 is the gem society’s oldest member. “I hope lots of people come to see their beauty.” Born in Buffalo, Wyo., during the worst blizzard in state history, Pool moved at a young age to California, where his love of rocks began. “I remember I was about four or five when I first collected some moon stones at the beach,” he said. He became a dedicated rockhound in his 20s, at the urging of another collector. “My son needed some rocks for school, so my friend took me out to Horse Canyon near Tehachapi, where we found some agate,” he said. “I have been collecting since.” In 1959, he joined the Whittier gem society and over the years has led field trips to mountain and desert areas in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and New Mexico to hunt for agate, jasper and petrified wood. At times, the trips would take him to remote mining claims, where he searched for rocks with the permission of their owners. “I used to go rockhounding virtually every weekend, driving my truck and camper out to the desert or mountains,” he said. “I have been lucky because I have found rocks in all of the 11 Western states.” Now legally blind, Pool no longer collects. But he still cuts and polishes stones in a workshop on his property. He cuts and forms the rocks with a diamond blade saw and shapes them on a diamond grinding wheel before putting them in a tumbler he designed himself to grind them down. “Cutting a rock by hand could take three to six months,” he said. “So I developed the lapidary tumbler that does the same thing in six days.” Polish is then placed in the tumbler to make the rocks shiny. “It’s always interesting to find a rough rock, cut it open and find something no one has ever seen before,” he said. “It is always a surprise.” Once the rocks are shaped, he displays them every year at gem and mineral shows in north Orange County, Downey and Whittier. Kathleen Turner, a fellow member of the society, said Pool’s continued involvement in the group’s shows is much appreciated. “He has so much knowledge to share with people and is always generous with his time,” she said. “I would like to see more younger members join to follow in his footsteps.” Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028, or by e-mail at debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Boost for Gaeltacht summer college as it receives grant of €6,072

first_imgA Gaeltacht summer college located in South-West Donegal has welcomed the announcement that it will receive a grant of €6,072. Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Seán Kyne T.D has approved a €6,072 grant for Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, Teelin’s Irish language summer college.The grant will help the college carry out works to the entrance of the building. The Gaeltacht summer college has also announced dates for their 2017 summer courses, for 12 – 17 year olds who wish to improve their Irish.After last summer’s courses sold out, a third course has been announced for 2017.Welcoming the grant, College Chairperson, Dr Pádraig Ó Tiarnaigh said, “This latest funding from The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, alongside continuous support from Irish-language organization Comhaltas Uladh ensures Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne can continue to expand and develop in the coming years.“We welcome this investment as we look forward to accommodating over 200 young Irish-language learners in 2017 on our 3 new summer courses.” Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne in Teelin is also available for local community groups who wish to use its facilities and for sports and youth groups who wish to attend Irish-language residential courses.For further information, contact http://colaisteaoidhteileann@gmail.comBoost for Gaeltacht summer college as it receives grant of €6,072 was last modified: November 17th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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

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