It was not little, as was evident this Tuesday, when Goal gave him the 2020 NxGn award. The award, won in previous editions by Jadon Sancho or Justin Kluivert, crowned him as the best U19 in the world after a vote in which 43 journalists from around the world took part. Despite the bad and worrying situation, Rodrygo is doing well with the coronavirus. When the pandemic sent everyone to confine himself, the Brazilian was at his lowest in Madrid at the time, more protagonist in Castilla than in the first team, the scenario for which Zidane met with him. Now, this period of impassive It helps to measure what has been achieved in just a few months. Although perhaps the most interesting fact about Rodrygo, especially for the superstitious, is another: Neither Madrid nor Castilla have lost to him in eleven. With Zidane he has started 11 times, with 8 wins and 3 draws; with Raúl he has started 3 times, with 2 wins and 1 draw, and adding 2 goals. And with the aim of keeping that undefeated, he works at home for when everything returns to normal. 27 Scorer and amuletBehind the trophy are the numbers of a player who has managed to adapt to Europe. The Madrid shield, with which he has not weighed He has given two assists and of which he is his second highest scorer. He has scored 7 goals, the same as Ramos and 12 fewer than Benzema’s 19. And your average, somewhat every 144 minutes, outperforms both. Only Brahim (every 85) and Mariano (every 65) improve that average.
Everyone wants to play T20 cricket to the extent that a No Objection Certificate is required from the country of a player who wants to play it. The No Objection Certificate is to prevent a drain of players on Test cricket, otherwise players would leave the Test game for the lucrative T20 game at the drop of a hat. Right now, especially in the West Indies, there is a war going on between Test cricket and T20 cricket, so much so that many fans believe that the West Indies Test team would have been much better had they had the services of the likes of Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo, and Lendl Simmons. The West Indies, because of the schedule of their domestic tournaments and the lack of money to pay their players reasonably well, suffer most of all the Test-paying countries and more than the likes of New Zealand and South Africa. Many of the world’s cricket people lament the fall of the West Indies, however, or so they say, and they keep trying to find a solution to the problem, with many suggesting a “window” for T20 cricket. Nothing has worked. NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE Once upon a time, cricket was played mostly for entertainment and for fun, first-class cricket and Test cricket for a little pay, for one’s country, and for glory. Times have changed, however, and while cricket is sometimes now played for fun, today, it is looked upon as a profession for some, especially the recently popular T20 version. Test cricket, still considered the best of cricket by a vast majority of players and fans, is, however, gradually losing ground, or has lost ground in the popularity stakes. Whereas Test cricket still means something to those in cricket, T20 is the order of the day. It is the thing to play, for young and old cricketers alike, it is the thing to watch, and the thing which everyone wants to play. And the reason for that, apart from the entertainment, the music, including the drums, the dancing girls, the flashing lights, and all the things that greet a towering hit for six or a blinding bit of fielding, is money, lots of money. CHANGING TIMES Recently, however, the former England player Kevin Pietersen came up with a suggestion. He called on the powers that be to change the order of things, to improve the pay to play Test cricket in the poorer countries, and Jason Holder, the young captain of the West Indies, quickly supported it. The suggestion was to improve their pay to compete with the pay to play T20 cricket so that the players would play both versions of the game, or at least would not leave Test cricket to play T20 cricket. That sounds good, except for a few things. Cricket, it has always been said, especially recently, is business, big business, and no business pays out what it does not make. Cricket is poor in Jamaica, and the West Indies these days. Hardly anyone watches cricket at any level in Jamaica or in the West Indies these days except when it comes to the privately-owned T20 competition, and West Indies cricket makes no money, at least hardly anyone pays to see cricket in the West Indies. Why, it may be asked, should those countries who love cricket and those who pay to see cricket subsidise those countries who do nothing to develop the game, those countries which do not even go to see it being played? Cricket is no different from anything else in life. What you put in is what you get out, most times. If you put in nothing, you get back nothing. It is as simple as that. On top of that, there is no guarantee, at least not in Jamaica or the rest of the West Indies, that with more money will come greater responsibility and, therefore, more development. The more money, from whatever quarter, will probably, more than likely, only bring greater swagger from the players. Holder has since been denied a No Objection Certificate to play in the Pakistan T20 League by the West Indies Board, and from all reports, he is an angry man. It was a tough call, and it must be rough on both sides. As a young man, Holder needs to look about his future, but as the West Indies Board, the board members must look about West Indies cricket, and as the West Indies captain, Holder is also obligated to do so. He is expected to play in the West Indies domestic competitions so as to get to know the players and also to protect the integrity of West Indies cricket. PAY TO PLAY TEST CRICKET These are changing times. West Indies cricket is in a bind. It needs money to help itself grow, to properly pay the players, and to develop the sport. West Indies cricket was once the best in the world. If the West Indies is to get more money for cricket, it must come from West Indies cricket. It must come from their own sweat and blood, not from handouts, or gifts, or what have you. Hardly anybody watches cricket in the West Indies these days, and in Jamaica especially, hardly anyone remembers cricket, except whenever the West Indies lose a Test match and all the cursing starts. Why, therefore, should other people pay the West Indies to play the game? West Indies cricket will only get stronger if it stands on its own two feet. It must stop employing foreigners in an effort to solve the problem of poor structure and poor performance, stop paying local people to do nothing, and start running a clean and lean ship. The days of bringing in people from England to show the West Indies the way is long gone, by at least 66 years. Money is needed, very much so, but it must come from within, from utilising good, honest, hard-working and knowledgeable administrators at all levels. It must come from the hard work, improved skills, and performances of the cricketers, all the cricketers, from full houses at matches, and from the support of sponsors and others who can benefit from the glory, from the triumphs of a successful and wonderful team.
Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) president Mike Fennell said they have been paying close attention to the various health and political issues affecting Brazil ahead of this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and that they were pleased with the precautions and countermeasures being taken. The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil has been a major cause for concern going into the 2016 Olympic Games. The virus, which the World Health Organization has declared an international public health emergency, has created great uncertainty and has left many doubting whether or not they should attend the games in the South American country. There is also the issue of an impeachment in congress for the country’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff, while there are also concerns with water pollution. Noting that he hopes that the political situation can be resolved before the games commence on August 5, Fennell said he was comfortable with the situation at this point. “In Rio, there are a number things we have to deal with. Everyone knows there is a public health problems with the ZIKV, but we are quite comfortable with the arrangements that have been made for the protection of the athletes, officials and other people, so we are satisfied Brazil has taken all the precautions that are necessary and we are monitoring that carefully,” Fennell said. He also believes it would be best if the country’s leaders resolve the uncertain political situation ahead of the games. “What has not directly impacted the games but will affect the nation is the government situation in Brazil. The president of the country is facing impeachment, and that always presents a challenge when you have political uncertainty. We just have to wait and see how it unfolds, but it would be best if that is sorted out before the games not, just for Jamaica, but for the whole world.” he continued. Meanwhile, the long-serving JOA boss believes that the Olympic Games today plays an even greater role in enhancing the careers and reputation of sportsmen and women right across the globe. “The demand for a place on the Olympic team is even greater than ever before because it is such an important event in the life and career of any sports person. It’s the ultimate achievement, representing your country at the Olympic Games. This has been enhanced even more for those athletes, who are following careers, as representing your country at the Olympic Games opens up doors for professional contacts later on, and if you medal it even goes much further … it’s a tremendous thing for the athlete,” added Fennell. NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS
A local advocacy group, Green Cities Incorporated, is calling on the government of Liberia to create specific hospitals in order to contain the deadly Ebola virus among the people. Speaking to reporters at the group’s office in Monrovia, the chief executive officer (CEO) of GCI, James K. Mulbah, called on the national government to help identify “specific hospitals,” that will deal with only suspected Ebola cases. Such hospitals would not treat people non-Ebola related ailments (e.g. pregnant women).“We want to call on GOL to provide specific hospitals in the country that will deal with Ebola situation… in order to avoid further spread of the virus to others part of the country,” he said.He expressed the belief that, “If the government can only have Ebola suspected patients in a specific hospital or clinic, [that] will help curtail some of the viral spread to other places. We need hospitals or clinics for some of these deadly diseases, including HIV/AIDS, with trained doctors and nurses [prepared to contain] the outbreak of such an epidemic.” Speaking at the completion of an Ebola training session, Mr. Mulbah said his organization thought it prudent to encourage young people by educating and sensitizing them on the ways of containing the deadly Ebola virus and prevent its spread to other communities and counties.“We have five communities where the awareness and sensitization on the epidemic have been completed,” he said.The training of the young people about the deadly Ebola virus is intended to avoid panic and encourage people to the right preventive measures to contain the disease.“We want to encourage young people across the country not to be in panic because of the outbreak, but to take the necessary preventive measures to ensure you are safe. We need to spread the message of how one can be free of the Ebola virus,” said Mr. Mulbah.He noted that failure to deal with garbage in so many parts of Monrovia in this current Ebola crisis was further complicating the fight against the virus and causing serious problems for many people in various communities around the capital city.He told beneficiaries to focus on training other people in their communities to help eradicarte the deadly Ebola virus from Liberia, through the necessary protective measures, especially for the illiterate in our society.“Today, we have given you some protective gears, including safety masks for the face, hand-gloves, nose mask and the entire safety suits. Using those materials will prevent young people from contracting the virus,” Mr. Mulbah said. One of the beneficiaries, J. Dennis Weah, said he was grateful for the opportunity to be part of the first training sesson on the Ebola virus.“The training was very unique and we were given some basic ideas of how to contain the virus. We are returning to our various communities to spread information on some of the preventive measures, such as avoiding body contact with others [and] shaking-hands.”According to Weah, the issue of fear was also creating additional problems for people; but he promised to provide the right awareness in his community to ensure that the virus is curtailed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– as GNRSC launches Road Safety MagazineAs the Police record a 100 per cent increase in road accidents, the Guyana National Road Safety Council (GNRSC) has launched its inaugural Road Safety Magazine.This forms part of the body’s effort to reduce the scourge of road fatalities. Under the theme, “Be Wise, Stay Alive, Stop Speeding, Don’t Drink and Drive”, the GNRSC’s Road Safety Magazine has the objective of educate children and adults on the proper use of the road.A section of the attendees at the magazine’s launchThe magazine includes information on road signs, speed limits, traffic laws and a summary of accidents for the past 15 years which revealed that between 2000 and 2015, 2332 persons died as a result of accidents. Coordinator of the GNRSC, Ramona Doorgen noted that the rising number of road accidents has pushed the organisation to continue to implement education campaigns used to send road safety messages across the country.Doorgen also pointed out that these accidents can have a devastating impact on victims and their families. Traffic Officer of Guyana Police Force, Deon Moore echoed similar sentiments, noting that his department recognises the importance of road safety.“Every time there is an accident, especially where someone dies, it is hard to say [to relatives] that a member of their family has passed due to an accident… “we recognise the importance of road safety and we have been working very hard to ensure that drivers desist from those practices,” Moore noted.Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan described the statistics on road fatalities as horrifying, noting that at the 31st week of 2016, there were 1096 traffic offences made out against speeding, alcohol use and inattentiveness, compared to 516 cases for the same period last year. Ramjattan says that more has to be done to reduce speeding and alcohol use. The statistics point to a 100 per cent increase from specified period of 2015 to 2016 comparatively.“I just can’t understand what breeze in blowing over this country to make us so irresponsible, not loving life and at governmental level, the destruction and death that is caused by the non-adherence to the various regulations is massive,” the Public Security Minister noted.He further expressed that the loss of life takes a toll on society and many families end up not being well taken care of as well as a loss of property. Ramjattan urged readers of the magazine to pay attention to all articles in the document. The Minister pledged more allocations for the Guyana National Road Safety Council.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Metalic AA Bantam Flyers returned home from the International Tournament of Champions in Edmonton after winning the Dick Gordon Trophy.The boys finished the round robin with wins over the Edmonton CAC Golden Arrow and the Airdrie Lightning by the identical scores of 6-3. They lost nail-biters to the Edmonton Knights of Columbus Shamrocks 4-3 and Wainwright Polar Kings 2-1. In the finals, the team once again put six goals on the board versus the 17-1 Lakeland Panthers as they skated to a 6-3 win capturing the consolation side championship.“The tournament is set where you have to do well in your seven-team division,” said head coach Craig Brownlee. “We faced some adversity in a couple games. Got a bit of luck there to play in the consolation final as the team had to wait a couple of hours on Saturday night to see if Airdrie lost. We had to play really good in the last two games against possibly the best two team’s in Alberta in the AA category.”- Advertisement -Kash Pittam received a $1,000 post-secondary scholarship and Hunter Brown was awarded tournament MVP as he finished first in scoring.
Hotelier and county councillor Sean McEniff has said Donegal tourism needs a new body if it is to attract visitors to the region.Hotelier and county councillor Sean McEniffWhile he praises initiatives like the Wild Atlantic Way, he says that tourism in Donegal has generally been forgotten by those in power in Dublin.The Bundoran-based businessman says the only way we can revive our tourism industry locally if it is given back to the operators locally. In this article he suggests that a regrouping of the North West Tourism initiative, which was disbanded in 2006, could help tourism attract much larger numbers in the years ahead.“As we entered the New Year it was difficult to read of yet more hotel, restaurant and bar closures in Co. Donegal.“The difficulties experienced by both the Seaview and Jacksons Hotel is a shock for the whole tourism sector in the County and I hope is a wake up call for the mandarins in Dublin who now administer the tourism sector on behalf of all the regions throughout the country.When North West Tourism was abolished in 2006 we were promised significant investment for the tourism sector in the North West and as a consequence new visitor attractions and increased visitor numbers would be apparent. “However when we study visitor numbers and revenue for the past number of years we see that the North West is still bottom of the pile and way behind the other regions of Ireland. In other words the new system brought into place in 2006 has failed Donegal and the North West in general.“The Government has already admitted that the new Health system is not working and that the HSE is a failed entity and I regret to say that the new centralized system brought in by the Department of Tourism and Failte Ireland is also a failure for the tourism sector in Co.Donegal.“Following the troubles in Northern Ireland the Northern Ireland Tourism Board received huge Government support for the tourism sector in the six counties. North West Tourism was very proactive in requesting the same support for the six border counties in the South who suffered equally in visitor numbers and revenue during that period. The Department of Tourism and Failte Ireland responded by abolishing the regional board in order that they could keep the tourism sector quiet in this region.“However the same pressing issues face the tourism sector in Donegal nine years on and until this is recognized at a national level we will continue to under perform in this County and the closures we heard off in the past number of months will continue.“North West Tourism was locally elected by the trade and were hands on meeting on a regular basis with hoteliers, self catering and B&B owners,visitor attraction and activity tourism providers, local tourism committees and the Local Authorities. Almost eighty per cent of our Board were from the private sector and we now need a similar entity that gives a proper voice to those who deliver tourism at the coalface. “I welcome initiatives such as the Wild Atlantic Way which is a marketing initiative for all of the West Coast and I applaud the work of Donegal tourism which is now led and mainly funded by Donegal Co Council. Indeed most of the tourism initiatives for the County are led out by the Council, however in previous times the lead was taken by the tourism sector and I still think this approach would still be the most beneficial and call on Failte Ireland in Dublin to be more proactive with initiatives for Co. Donegal.Before North West Tourism was abolished we were seeking the following as a priority for Donegal:• Significant additional marketing funds for Donegal• Targetted overseas marketing campaigns in the UK, France, Germany and the USA. • Funding for Sliabh League to be fast tracked• A Discovery Centre for Letterkenny• Sea Life Centre for Bundoran• Major Visitor Attraction for Malin Head• Enhancement of visitor facilities at visitor attractions such as Glenveagh, Ards Forest Park, Inch Levels, Dunlewey and the Islands.• Major Investment in Activity Tourism including Walking, Cycling, Angling, Surfing, Golf and Equestrian.• Attract major new festivals and events to Donegal.“These are still priorities for the County and until we are given the special designation we deserve the North West will continue to be the least visited region in the Country as is now the case. As my colleague Cllr Paddy McGowan put it last week there needs to be special help and the whole country is being administered as if it were all the same and a business in O’ Connell St. is the same as one on Main St. Ballybofey.“One of our most successful initiatives in North West Tourism was that myself, the Chief Executive and members of the trade would go to the UK and meet the key tour and coach operators and sell the North West to them which resulted in thousands of additional visitors coming to Co. Donegal.“Unfortunately as I said the Board and the position of Chief Executive was abolished so I now think we in the Council should take on this initiative again and try to win some badly needed overseas business for the County. It is absolutely crucial for Donegal’s economic development that we grow the tourism sector and make major strides in increasing tourism revenue which will result in new jobs whilst assisting the many businesses that are finding it very difficult at the moment.”McENIFF SAYS TOURISM IN DONEGAL NEEDS TO BE RUN BY LOCAL INITIATIVES was last modified: January 26th, 2015 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:bundoranCLLR SEAN MCENIFFdonegaltourism
The Relay for Life 1for1@1 Schools Challenge campaign was going strong last week as schools all across Donegal did their bit to raise money for the charity.We have a wonderful mix of videos and picture galleries here to show some of the most recent challenge highlights. From mannequin challenges to teddybear walks, there is a creative mix of efforts from everyone.The challenges are going to go a long way to supporting Relay for Life 2017. Each student takes one euro into the school (hence the name 1for1@1) Every single euro raised for Relay for Life this year goes directly to the extensive research programme for cancer survivors presently ongoing at Letterkenny University Hospital. Relay for Life Donegal and Donegal Daily wish every school a huge WELL DONE for taking part and THANK YOU for signing up to help us reach our goal list of more than 50 schools!Did your school do the 1for1@1 challenge? You could be in the picture specials below!Convoy Joint National SchoolThanks to all at Convoy Joint National School who took the time to take on the Relay for Life Schools Challenge – we so appreciated you coming on board. Convoy Joint National SchoolConvoy Joint National SchoolConvoy Joint National SchoolConvoy Joint National SchoolConvoy Joint National SchoolConvoy Joint National SchoolConvoy Joint National SchoolConvoy Joint National SchoolS.N. Taobhóige, An ClochánChildren and staff from SN Taobhoige, An Clochan had a teddybear walk for the Schools Challenge for Relay for Life Donegal. Thanks so much for taking part, it looks as though you all had a great ‘challenge.S.N. Taobhóige. An Clochán.S.N. Taobhóige. An Clochán.S.N. Taobhóige. An Clochán.S.N. Taobhóige. An Clochán.Holy Trinity DunfanaghyHoly Trinity N.S. in Dunfanaghy carried out the schools challenge for Relay for Life Donegal – thanks so much from lovely sandy Dunfanaghy – we appreciated your support – thanks from all at Relay for Life.Holy Trinity NS Dunfanaghy Holy Trinity NS Dunfanaghy Holy Trinity NS Dunfanaghy Holy Trinity NS Dunfanaghy Holy Trinity NS Dunfanaghy Holy Trinity NS Dunfanaghy Holy Trinity NS Dunfanaghy Holy Trinity NS Dunfanaghy Holy Trinity NS Dunfanaghy The Royal & Prior SchoolRoyal and Prior school, Raphoe completed a jiving challenge and also did a mannequin challenge for our Schools Challenge for Relay for Life Donegal. Thanks to each and every one of you – we so appreciate your efforts.Picture Special: Donegal schools show amazing efforts in 1for1@1 challenge was last modified: May 22nd, 2017 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:1for1@1challengecharityfundraisingpicture specialRelay For Life Donegalschools
LANCASTER – A former security guard arrested in the 2000 murder of a Palmdale teenager at a Park and Ride lot that he was guarding wants to be released from jail without bail while awaiting trial, citing his military service in Iraq. Handcuffed and wearing a dark-blue hooded sweat shirt, Raymond Lee Jennings appeared Thursday in a high-security courtroom where his attorney asked the judge for a report on the suitability of releasing Jennings on a written promise to appear for future hearings. “Counsel, c’mon, this is murder in the first degree,” Antelope Valley Superior Court Judge Steve Ogden said. Ogden nonetheless ordered the report, though he commented that it “seems like a total exercise in futility.” In interviews with investigators, Jennings, who was on duty for a private security company under contract with the city when O’Keefe was shot to death, has denied killing her. He told investigators he heard gunfire and watched the Mustang roll backward, but didn’t see the killer because his view was blocked by a parked van. Jennings said he called a supervisor and waited for her to arrive before he approached the car. O’Keefe’s parents and brother attended the hearing and left court without commenting. Family friend Allen Bell, who accompanied them, said later, “No matter what happens in the criminal case, it won’t fill the void or ease the pain.” While O’Keefe’s family sat in the first row, Jennings’ wife, holding an infant in her lap, sat in the second row. Crying as she left the courtroom, she did not comment. Jennings was named in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by O’Keefe’s parents in December 2000, but he was not criminally charged until prosecutors filed the case Nov. 15, about two days before Jennings, a sergeant in the Army National Guard, returned home on leave. He was arrested Tuesday when deputies stopped his vehicle on a Lancaster street. Prosecutors in the past declined to file criminal charges, citing insufficient evidence, but said this week that proceedings in the civil case changed the “character of the evidence.” Prosecutors and investigators declined to discuss the evidence against Jennings. “I’m glad it has provided the victim’s family some relief. This is just the first step in the long journey through the court process,” sheriff’s homicide Sgt. Richard Longshore said. O’Keefe had returned to her car after leaving it at the lot while she rode with a friend to work as an extra in the taping of a music video for rapper Kid Rock. The gun that killed O’Keefe has never been found. In May 2002, members of a local scuba diving club combed the murky bottom of nearby Palmdale Lake but turned up nothing. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Deputy Public Defender John Henderson cited Jennings’ ties to the community and his military service including about 10 months in combat zones in Iraq. “He has spent six years in the valley and spent several months fighting for our country in Iraq,” Henderson said. Jennings did not enter a plea Thursday in his first appearance at the Antelope Valley Courthouse. He was ordered to return to court Jan. 9 for arraignment, and meanwhile bail remained at $1 million. Jennings, 31, is charged with murder in the Feb. 22, 2000, death of 18-year-old Michelle O’Keefe. She was found shot to death behind the wheel of her blue 2000 Ford Mustang in the Park and Ride lot on Avenue S in Palmdale. With its engine running and the driver’s door opened, the car had backed out of a parking space and rolled over the edge of a small concrete planter.
It looks like Antonio Brown will get every opportunity to finish his semester at Central Michigan University.After a reported eight-hour meeting Thursday with NFL officials, Brown is not expected to play again this year, according to ESPN. He reportedly denied allegations of sexual assault and misconduct levied earlier this year against him.“Brown felt it went well, had a chance to share his reflections during the time he’s been out of the game & was very responsive to all questions,” ESPN’s …