“Lautaro must stay three more years at Inter before going to Barça”

first_imgIn the interview, Crespo also praised the talent of his compatriot Paulo Dybala, Juventus Turin striker. “He has incredible quality, he must follow (the coach, Maurizio) Sarri and he will become one of the greatest”, considered Crespo, who played in Italy with the shirts of Parma, Lazio, Inter Milan, Milan and Genoa. “This is his first season as a fixed starter. It is little to decide to change your life and go to Barcelona. You need at least three years to complete your growth, then you can think of a change of team, “he continued.Lautaro, 22, scored 16 goals in 31 games this year and his high performance sparked the interest of several European giants. He has a contract with Inter until 2023, with a termination clause set at 111 million euros. Former Argentine player Hernán Crespo considered this Monday that his compatriot Lautaro Martínez should stay at Inter Milan “at least three years” more, to complete its growth before considering the option of changing teams. “I tell him that he must stay at Inter, without a doubt. The reason is simple. He did well in Argentina with Racing Avellaneda, came to Inter and was a substitute for Mauro Icardi in the first season and is now a fixed starter “Crespo said in an interview with the Italian newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport”.last_img read more

Standhardinger certainly a big boost to Gilas cause

first_imgChristian Standhardinger. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netTAIPEI – There’s one Gilas Pilipinas newcomer who is the tallest, beefiest of them all who should be commanding all the attention yet is very content playing behind the likes of Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras.Christian Standhardinger is a 6-foot-7 center of German descent who made his national team debut on Saturday afternoon in the 39th Jones Cup Invitational playing as the back-up to import Mike Myers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Serena Williams on her first million-dollar check and the gender pay gap MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Oh, man, he can play,” former Gilas skipper Jimmy Alapag, now one of the squad’s assistant coaches, said. “And he plays really hard. That’s probably the way the game is played back in Germany, and the way we like it at Gilas.”At the end of what had been a very trying grind, Hardinger certainly announced that he deserves the same praise the other newcomers are getting. He scored nine points and had 10 rebounds.And we can only imagine what “I need to do better means,” and how well it could help the team in the tournaments to come.ADVERTISEMENT The pony-tailed 27-year-old is being groomed to be an integral part of Gilas in the years to come, with coach Chot Reyes breaking him in gently as he is also slated to play in the Fiba Asia Championship in Lebanon in late August.“It was nice,” Standhardinger said when asked how he felt after getting his first official Philippine Team game off. “I need to do better next time, though.”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’Ravena and Paras have hugged the spotlight coming over and both didn’t disappoint even though the Filipinos lost to Canada 150, 77-90, Saturday night.Standhardinger, meanwhile, just went about his business and battled Canada’s bigger, more athletic frontliners tooth and nail in all the 25 minutes and 33 seconds he was on the floor. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:40Filipinos 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 respitelast_img read more

“Context is king” – this adage is markedly relevant at this time in…

first_imgDear Editor,The controversy regarding ex-Member of Parliament, Charrandas Persaud’s (CP) dual citizenship has elicited heated arguments on many fronts because of what is written in the Constitution of Guyana. The MP’s “allegiance” is cause for concern because of his dual citizenship since Section 155 (1) of the Constitution states: “No person shall be qualified for election as a member of the National Assembly who –– (a) is, by virtue of his own act, under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state.”According to the Government of Canada’s website, one becomes a citizen of Canada by taking an oath and affirms the following: “I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second Queen of Canada her heirs and successors and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.” In examining Section 155 (1) of the Constitution, CP does not flaunt the tenets of that section of the Constitution since he does not acknowledge “allegiance, obedience or adherence to a foreign power or state.”The (official) Canada website clarifies and illuminates that oath by underscoring, “In Canada, we profess our loyalty to a person who represents all Canadians and not to a document such as a constitution, a banner such as a flag, or a geopolitical entity such as a country. In our constitutional monarchy, these elements are encompassed by the Sovereign (Queen or King). It is a remarkably simple yet powerful principle: Canada is personified by the Sovereign just as the Sovereign is personified by Canada.” The person who makes that citizenship declaration, therefore, does not contravene the Guyana Constitution if he or she wishes to stand in the capacity as an MP.It must be noted that in the US, new citizens pledge allegiance to the Constitution and laws of the US, but they are also required to renounce their allegiance to any foreign or previous entities. This condition is not the case of new Canadians.I became a Canadian citizen more than 40 years ago. Like most Canadians, I have never thought Queen Elizabeth as anything more than a figurehead. Therefore, if one examines the literal and figurative meanings of the two entities (Section 155 (1) of the Guyana Constitution, and the oath taken by new Canadians), a Guyanese who holds dual citizenship with Canada is still eligible to become a Member of Parliament in Guyana.According to a recent newspaper editorial, more than 38 per cent of the Members of Parliament in Guyana have dual citizenship. If the court rules that CP’s dual citizenship makes him ineligible to sit as an MP, the authorities would have no choice but dissolve Parliament since what is good for the goose is also good for the gander.It is ironic and ludicrous that the Government is claiming that CP’s vote was negligible and inconsequential because of dual citizenship, while at the same time replacing him with Barbara Pilgrim, who is allegedly a US citizen!One must examine the context in a thicker layer. In a small country such as Guyana that has suffered from a brain drain and is desperate for qualified and experienced personnel, it would send shivers to the diaspora about wanting to return and help develop the country.The CP dual citizenship question is a no-brainer; Guyanese who have dual Canadian citizenship should be allowed a parliamentary seat.Yours truly,Dr Devanand Bhagwanlast_img read more

Mystery Shrouds Death of Indian

first_imgCHENNAI: The death of a sailor, who went missing from Liberian registered vessel MT Kingfisher, which was docked in Chennai Port, was mired in controversy as the ship was allowed to sail without any inquiry by Indian officials two days after the incident.Radhakrishnan T K, who was sailing on board MT Kingfisher, an oil tanker, went missing around 4.20 am on July 28 and his body was located at Royapuram the same evening. A First Information Report was filed by the police the next day but the crew in the ship were not questioned.The Chennai Port authorities and the Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) said they were not informed about the death when the ship departed from Chennai Port on July 30.As per the Merchant Shipping Act of 1958, Section 358, the death of any sailor should be reported. This incident is a blatant violation of Section 358, said Manoj Joy, Chaplain Sailors Society. Director General of Shipping (DGS) Deepak Shetty told Express that any death should be reported at the MMD based in Chennai and it is their duty to conduct the investigation.For his part, the recruiting agent of the ship and director of Seaarland Management Services, Mumbai, Capt Jairam, citing the rules, said that he had informed the DGS headquarters in Mumbai, and produced the letters that were duly acknowledged by the dispatch section. But why inform Mumbai when the incident happened in Chennai? Jairam claimed he went by the rule book. If the DGS, Mumbai failed to act, it is their fault, he argued. It was also learnt from the agent that the immigration department in Chennai Port, which is not tasked to conduct the inquiry, was informed by Inchcape Shipping Services based in Chennai. “The ship was docked right in front of the MMD office, yet the agent did not inform MMD,” said Joy.When Express contacted S Barik, principal officer of MMD, he said his office had not received any orders from the DGS to investigate the incident. “If the DGS asks us to conduct an enquiry, we will do so,” he said.The office of the DGS had in 2006 specified guidelines on how the enquiry should be conducted when a death is reported on a ship.“The irony is we don’t know who is responsible for letting the ship sail without conducting any enquiry over the death of the sailor,” said Joy. (Indian Express)International Transport Workers Federation inspector K Sreekumar has taken up the issue with the shipping company and MMD, and notified the ITF headquarters in London.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rough night at the office for Huskies in 8-4 loss

first_imgThe Fort St. John Huskies took to the ice last night at the North Peace Arena for their home opener against the Sexsmith Vipers. Offence wasn’t a problem for the team as they registered four goals and fired 45 shots on net, but the same can’t be said for the play in their own zone.After dropping the game 8-4 Huskies head coach Gary Alexander said despite being in control of the flow of the game most of the night, turnovers and not being able to escape from those mistakes did the team in.“We had the majority of the play all night I thought. We just made those few little mistakes and it cost us every time. It wasn’t that we weren’t working and weren’t doing some things right but we just coughed it up at the wrong time and it cost us,” he said.- Advertisement -The Huskies surrendered three powerplay goals against, and up until the final stages of the third period it seemed whenever they would close to within a goal, the Vipers would also net one of their own shortly thereafter.Going along with poor defensive play was some less than ideal goaltending from Logan Edwards as the Vipers at one point had five goals on 20 shots, and an overall total of eight goals on 28 shots.“I think you could probably say that certainly. I don’t think he was real strong on it. He didn’t seem to see the puck at times. That’s all a part of your defensive game. You get shots that he isn’t expecting to get from an area and they go in,” Alexander said.Advertisement On the bright said for the team, they did get some quality production on the score sheet from some rookies in the lineup. Three of the four goals were scored by first year players.Finding the back of the net on the night were Nolan Legace, Kody Disher, Ryan McDonald, and Adam Bowie.The Huskies will be back in action tonight when they head to Clairmont to skate with the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings.last_img read more

Smooth sailing

first_imgRather than watching UCLA run through the Pacific 10 conference and NCAA Tournament dressed in slacks and a sweater, or button-down shirt, from the end of the bench, he is the second-leading scorer for No. 2 UCLA, which hosts No. 19 USC tonight at Pauley Pavilion. “I just enjoy being out here now, more so than ever before,” said Shipp, a 6-foot-6 red-shirt sophomore wing. “My freshman year, I kind of wasn’t a practice player. I was all about the games. But even last year, just sitting and watching, I couldn’t wait to get out and practice. That’s all I had.” Shipp, who red-shirted last season, said he does not feel as if he missed out on last year’s run to the title game loss to Florida because he practiced with the team late in the season, and also traveled with the Bruins. However, his former roommate, Jordan Farmar, who is now a rookie with the Lakers, said not playing took a toll on Shipp. “His thinking was that he was going to let down the team, he was going to lose a year and fall back,” Farmar said. “(Farmar told Shipp) just to stay confident and keep working. Everything happens for a reason. He did just that.” The pain was physical, as he battled hip surgery, and mental, an anguish felt from not being on the court to help his team. A year later, Shipp still experiences occasional soreness, but he can live with it. LOS ANGELES – As Debbie Shipp listened to her son on the other end of the phone, she knew things were not well. Josh Shipp was talking about the pain in his right hip, how it hurt to walk, and sometimes even move. “He’s not a complainer,” Debbie Shipp said. “For him to pick up the phone and call me and say, `Ya’ know, I’m hurting. It hurts.’ You know he’s in pain.” center_img Now healthy, Shipp said he has better explosion on his first step and is better at slashing to the basket than pre-surgery. He is averaging 13.4 points per game, and his innate basketball instincts often allow him to track down loose balls and errant shots, and put him in position for easy baskets. Bruins junior guard Arron Afflalo said Shipp’s value was noticeable last month, when the UCLA needed Afflalo’s last-second jumper to beat USC at Galen Center. Shipp sat out with a hamstring injury, and the Bruins struggled offensively. “I think Josh is kind of our x-factor,” UCLA sophomore power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute said. “He does everything.” However, Shipp’s jump shot has failed him lately, which he attributes partly to a lack of “pop” in his legs. He is shooting 29.6 percent from 3-point range, and his percentage drops to 17.6 in Pac-10 games. “I think it’s a little from the surgery because I picked up bad habits just playing around, shooting, because I wasn’t able to jump for a while,” Shipp said. “I was doing a lot of set shots, and picked up on the habit. I’m trying to break it right now. I’m not jumping.” Also, Shipp is averaging 3.7 rebounds per game, and his defense is lagging, although it is not costing him playing time. Shipp is averaging 29.8 minutes per game, including 29 minutes in conference play. “The one thing he’s not doing as well this year as (he did as) a freshman is rebounding, in terms of his numbers,” Bruins coach Ben Howland said. “We need him to get better in that area, but also part of it is probably we’re a better rebounding team, so there’s a few less rebounds.” The road back was not easy, particularly because Shipp can be stubborn. He injured his hip on a fall during a summer league game in 2005, but let the injury linger for a month before getting his hip examined. Shipp had a piece of loose cartilage, which was catching in his hip socket when he walked or ran, and had a ridge on the bone. The ridge was shaved down and the tear repaired. Although his doctors told him the hip would have improved flexibility, the recovery would take a year. But Shipp tried to return in less than three months. He played four games last season before deciding the pain was too great to continue. Playing on it was bad enough, but the next day the pain was excruciating. And this is where Shipp’s stubborness took over. In the months after the surgery, even as Howland, and the training staff, pleaded with Shipp to be diligent in his rehab and to take his medication, Shipp did not always follow through. “I try not to take medicine,” Shipp said. “It’s the natural approach. (UCLA coaches and trainers) get on me about that. It hides the pain. I don’t want to mask it. If I have the injury, I don’t want to hide the pain. I want to fix, make it stronger. I don’t want to take pills every day of my life.” It wasn’t until the spring, Howland said a month ago, Shipp took his rehab seriously. Now, after a morning workout, Shipp spends 15 to 20 minutes being stretched out by the training staff. The same thing takes place after practices, and games. “My mom kept my spirits high whenever I was down,” Shipp said. “She knew what to say. We’re Christian, so she’s really religious. She said sometimes you’re going to have to go through adversity, but I’m on God’s plan, so that’s just part of it, and never question. Because I would question it a lot, say, `Why me?”‘ 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Tumbler Ridge resident wins largest ever Keno prize

first_imgThe first earned the Tumbler Ridge welder $1,500, but the second ticket matched eight for eight numbers for another $100,000. Because Gerstel played the Keno Bonus, that prize was multiplied to $500,000. “I remember calling BCLC to confirm that I had won,” he says. “I was so overwhelmed I couldn’t remember any of the details! I then called my kids to share the exciting news.” Gerstel hasn’t yet decided what he will spend his winnings on, but says he will first be paying off bills before deciding on any major purchases. – Advertisement -His win is the largest in the province’s Keno history. The B.C.-only number matching lottery game is drawn every four minutes.last_img

RCMP hold Entrance Exam Workshop

first_imgArrive 15 minutes prior to the presentation with identification.We are the federal police force of Canada and unique in the world providing policing services at the international, federal, provincial and municipal levels and we are looking for people from across Canada to join us! states Constable Erika Dirsus, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Pro-Active Recruiting Unit.If you or someone you know is thinking about becoming a police officer with the RCMP, visit rcmpcareers.ca. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The RCMP Entrance Exam workshop is designed to provide an opportunity to prepare for the police officer RCMP Entrance Exam.At the workshop, a recruiter will review the various components of the exam and review sample questions. You will also walk away with general test-taking strategies, tips and study resources to help prepare you for success.Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 5:00 PM the workshop is being held at the Pomeroy Sports Centre located at 9324 96 Street.- Advertisement -You must pre-register for this workshop by calling; 1-877-726-7472Or email the following information;Your nameEmail address or phone numberDate and location of the presentationTo; lmd_proactive_recruiting@rcmp-grc.gc.caAdvertisementlast_img read more

Man found guilty of killing couple

first_imgA jury Thursday found a 32-year-old convicted burglar guilty of the February 2001 stabbing deaths of a West Hills couple. Gregory Douglas Miner was convicted by a Van Nuys Superior Court jury of the murder of 76-year-old William Lasky and his 73-year-old wife, Bertha. The jury also found Miner guilty of committing robbery and burglary, special circumstances that could have qualified him for the death penalty if prosecutors had pushed for it. Instead, he faces life in prison. The family of the victims, frustrated by years of court delays, had four words after the verdict: “Thank goodness, thank goodness,” said Beth Lasky of West Hills, one of the Laskys’ three children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThe Laskys were killed inside their home in the 7200 block of Pomelo Drive during a home-invasion robbery. The killers, after stealing their car, returned later to set the house on fire. William Lasky, a World War II veteran known as Bill, emerged from a back bedroom to confront the burglars as they tore apart his living room. He was taken hostage at knifepoint. When Bertha Lasky, known as Bert, returned from a shopping trip, she also was detained. The intruders stabbed Bert, then Bill, in their master bedroom. Shellie Samuels, a deputy district attorney for major crimes, said she was “very pleased” with the verdict. “It’s just a shame. It’s a very sad case. Both murders were really brutal.” Miner, a part-time electrician who had served a four-year sentence for burglary, faces life behind bars without parole. His sentencing is set for Dec. 18. During the trial, jurors watched a 61/2-hour videotape of Miner confessing in various versions of the crime at the scene. No other suspects have been arrested. dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com 818-713-3730160Want 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

FORMER INISHOWEN COMMUNITY RADIO BOSS WINS CASE AGAINST STATION

first_imgJim DohertyThe Labour Relations Commission has decided in favour of the former manager of Inishowen Community Radio in a case he brought against the station.Jim Doherty was manager at the local community station for more than 12 years and was instrumental in setting it up.Mr Doherty and the station parted company in 2012 amid confusing and conflicting circumstances. He made no comment either at the time or since about the matter but it is known that the station was experiencing financial and industrial relations difficulties for several months before his departure.The LRC found that the company had failed to pay Mr Doherty monies due to him for salary and holiday pay and directed that these be paid immediately.Jim Doherty said that while he welcomed the news it wasn’t the end of the matter.“I’m delighted with the decision but I’ll probably never see a cent of it. As far as I know the company doesn’t exist anymore and whatever assets it had are probably long gone. “The principal is more important than the money though. This is only the first of two cases I had to bring against the station to clear my name and defend myself,” he said.Mr Doherty has a case against ICR coming up in the Employment Appeals Tribunal soon but is reluctant to give more detail about it. FORMER INISHOWEN COMMUNITY RADIO BOSS WINS CASE AGAINST STATION was last modified: September 20th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Inishowen Community RadioJIm DohertyLabour Relations Commissionlast_img read more