The 100 facts that will mark the coronavirus season

first_imgSeven months is the time that football has lasted, for the moment, in the 2019-2020 season. The coronavirus has stopped everything in what has been an unprecedented event in the history of football. All this leaves endless intrigues unsolved in a campaign full of mysteries and surprises The less unexpected with some other bad news: Reyes’ death, institutional chaos in Almería and Deportivo and several dismissed prematurely.Surprises were already coming from the same preseason, be it the case of the 3-7 that the Atlético to Real Madrid. With the season already started there were no surprises either: Ansu Fati and Haaland until the dismissal of Valverde as coach of Barcelona. Without falling into oblivion some results the less striking: PSG 3-0 Madrid, Barcelona 2-3 Atlético, Madrid 3-4 Real Sociedad, Liverpool 2-3 Atlético …FIRST DIVISION: unexpected signings, great goals, injury …Hazard to ‘lead’ Madrid. The signing of the Belgian by the white box was the first summer bombing. A transfer close to 100 million with which Madrid intended to forget Cristiano after a blank season.Joao Félix, the summer bomb. No one expected this move from Atlético. 120 million euros came to pay the mattress entity to take over the services of the Portuguese player.Fekir, the random signing of Betis. Preceded by the signing of Boateng by Las Palmas and Barça, Fekir’s transfer by Betis was not far behind either. No one expected this addition.Churches to Betis at the last minute. Borja Iglesias was one of the great protagonists of the previous season after a stint at Espanyol. His signing for Betis was a time bomb that his former team did not like. Athletic hits racism. Iñaki Williams suffered racist screams in Cornellá. A few days later, in an interview, he explained the staff’s agreement to leave the field if it happened again. “We don’t care if they give us up for lost,” he said.SECOND DIVISION: extra-sporting trouble and a close fightA new sheik in Spain. He arrived in Almería, threw out Óscar Fernández, put Pedro Emanuel, signed top names like Darwin Núñez, Appiah or Ante Coric … He finished him off with Guti and the fight for promotion. Total turn of events in the Mediterranean.Málaga suffers the management of Al-Thani. Mess in court, extremely short squad, denied signings … The sheik has starred in one mess after another that has even led LaLiga to question the club’s viability. He’s already away from the club.Fernando Vázquez, the savior of Deportivo. When the club arrived, he was banished and was a Second Division bottom. It soon permeated his character and won over people. He added six wins in a row, before a new slump. But, above all, it returned the illusion in Riazor.The Zozulia Case. One of the controversies of the year was the suspension of Rayo-Albacete because the stands called the striker “Nazi”. Since then, hundreds of explanations, people in favor, many others against … And a game that has not ended yet.The bad luck and consecration of Martín in the Rayo. It has been one of the great anecdotes. The Rayo centerback was sent off three times in his first five games. Then, great performances began to curdle.Guti, the cherry on top of Almería. The former Madrid player landed by surprise in Almería after the selection of the sheik. This is your first big challenge. Setién, new coach of Barça. The arrival of the Cantabrian in exchange for Valverde was a turning point towards a more old-school style. He lost to Madrid, but is first in the League.Great Getafe de Bordalás. Getafe is fifth in the Spanish competition. He has not only made the cut in LaLiga, but also in Europe, beating Ajax.Madrid leaves Barça de Setién touched. The Whites beat Barça 2-0 at the Bernabéu in what was the first Setién-Zidane match in a Clásico.Atleti beat Liverpool. The rojiblanco club gave the surprise in Anfield with a colsal Marcos Llorente in what was the last game of the mattresses. Kluivert, director of quarrying for Barça. The former culé player was named new director of the Barcelona youth team in a period of transition where there were many unknowns.Ramos, almost ended in China. It was a global bomb. But finally, it didn’t happen. The Madrid captain could well have ended in China.Aguirre’s return to LaLiga. Mexican Javier Aguirre starred in one of the most unexpected moments after returning to LaLiga to try to save Lega. Braithwaite, the hidden one of the Barca. No one expected the Leganés striker to finish in the culé set. So far, it has left good feelings.Claiming Oscar at the Lega. The cucumber player, on loan from Madrid, has been key in the growth of Aguirre’s team.Odegaard is crowned at the Royal. Without a doubt, the Norwegian has been one of the great revelations of the season at Real Sociedad.Fede Valverde explodes. The midfielder has managed to reinvent himself and be indisputable for Zidane. A fact that read more

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May 14, 2020 | by

Liberia Hosts Side Event at 63rd Session of CSW

first_imgAtty. Tonia Wiles, Ms. Francis Greaves, Ms. Oulimata Sarr, Minister Williametta Saydee Tarr, Laura Newman, Ma Setta Fofana Saah (Some members of the Panel at the Side Event). — Showcases impact of social cash transfer in Liberia The Liberian government on Thursday, March 14, 2019, successfully hosted a Side Event as part of its participation in the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63).The event held on the theme, “Changing Women’s Lives through Cash Transfers,” featured a documentary showcasing the impact of social cash transfers on the lives of women living in rural communities. In the documentary, beneficiaries including women and a visually impaired man spoke of how the program transformed their lives and that of their children.The Minister of Gender, Children and social Protection, Williametta Saydee-Tarr, who earlier welcomed the guests, explained that the social cash transfer program was piloted in 2010 with the support of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and benefited over 3,000 households in two of the country’s poorest counties.According to Minister Tarr, the mid-term evaluation of the program conducted by the Center for Global Health and Development at Boston University in June 2012 titled, “External Evaluation of the Bomi Social Cash Transfer Pilot Final Report,” demonstrated the significant impact of cash transfer on households, improving their livelihood and food security; thus, the Liberian government implored significant efforts to ensure that gender perspectives are mainstreamed in its National Development Plan–the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development launched in 2018.A dispatch from the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations, quoted Minster Tarr as saying that “evidence shows that when women have access to, and control over resources, they are more likely to invest in their families and communities; prioritizing health, nutrition and education of their children, even with scarce resources.”Panelists at the event included the Deputy Minister for Children and Social Protection Ms. Lydia Mai Sherman, UN Women Deputy Regional Director for Central and West Africa, Ms. Oulimata Sarr, Carter Center’s Director for Global Access to Information Program, Ms. Laura Newman, the National Chairman of the Liberia National Civil Society Council Ms. Frances Greaves, and Ma Setta Fofana Saah of the National Traditional Council of Liberia. They all agreed that Social Cash Transfer, when administered effectively, can have significant impact in getting vulnerable populations out of poverty.Deputy Minister Sherman said the government has secured a US$10 million Loan from the World Bank and a grant of US$6.5 million from the USAID to extend the program to two more counties. She explained that all of the mechanisms are in place to fully monitor the implementation of the program, ensuring that money disbursed to vulnerable households is used for the intended purpose.Madam Sherman said under the new program, the cash transfer amount will be increased to accommodate other accompanying social protection components, including health and nutrition.Ms. Oulimata Sarr thanked the Government of Liberia for the progress made in catering to the needs of the most vulnerable through cash transfer, and encouraged governments in Africa and globally to consider a comprehensive economic empowerment of women.According to Madam Sarr, while Social Cash Transfer was important and helping to change lives, a holistic approach that puts women at the center of economic development would help better address poverty, a vice she described as a threat to peace.She spoke of the UN Women initiative in Africa “Women Economic Empowerment through Climate Resilient Agriculture” program, as an important tool to bridge the social protection gap between women and men. The initiative, according to Madam Sarr, highlights the issues of land rights and ownership, skills development and application, access to finance at a large scale, and access to market.She lamented that for too long women have had the same conversation and stressed that it was time to fully move forward with men as partners. “For many years, we have been doing our advocacy alone. We’ve realized through our He-for-She campaign that we need the participation of our men. We need strong men who will say I stand by my wife, my daughter, my sister. That’s the only way we can be able to achieve the SDGs.”The ‘Changing Women’s Lives Through Cash Transfers Side Event’ brought together participants from diverse backgrounds including the United Nations System, Permanent Missions to the United Nations, Country Delegates attending the CSW63, Civil society Organizations, and Liberians in the United States of America.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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January 14, 2020 | by

Queenstown man on narco-trafficking charge

first_imgA 40-year-old Queenstown, Georgetown resident on Monday found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on a charge of narcotics trafficking.David McGregor stood before Magistrate Leron Daly and denied that on December 29, 2018, at Robb Street, Georgetown, he had in his possession 41 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh informed the court that the Lot 33 Anira Street, Queenstown, Georgetown resident was convicted two years ago of similar charges.Magistrate Daly released McGregor on $50,000 bail. The case will continue on January 21.last_img

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January 12, 2020 | by

Bush budget gores California poor

first_img“It’s not a golden budget for the Golden State,” Schiff said. “It doesn’t reflect the needs of our state, and it doesn’t reflect the values of our state.” The $2.9 trillion spending blueprint, which Bush released to the Democratic-controlled Congress earlier this month, includes billions more in military spending and moves to make permanent tax cuts that he enacted in his first term. At the same time, the president proposed seeking $78 billion in Medicare and Medicaid savings over the next five years, in part by increasing premiums for higher-income recipients and capping Medicaid payments to government providers. Los Angeles County officials contend that the plan simply shifts the costs to local governments. The payment cap alone, officials predicted, could reduce Medicaid funding to Los Angeles County public hospitals by about $200 million annually. Just how many of the president’s spending proposals – and the dire warnings of local groups – will come to pass is questionable. With Democrats now controlling the House and Senate, many declared Bush’s budget dead on arrival when it landed on their desks. But Ross said she remains concerned that Democrats, who have vowed fiscal responsibility, will not be able to address many of the funding issues. “I think it will still be a tough fight because of the ongoing budget shortfalls in Washington,” she said. Of the Democratic leadership, she said, “I take them at their word when they say they are committed to fiscal responsibility, and that means there will be tough choices.” Other potential burdens for California in the budget, according to the report, include: A loss of $471.8 million to vocational education programs in high school and community college career training programs. A loss of $51.7 million in child-care subsidies for poor mothers moving off public assistance. A combined loss of $863.4 million in eliminated grants for emergency housing and decreased funding for housing development and economic assistance. Schiff said he is confident much of the money will be restored, and advocated not extending Bush’s tax cuts. “We can’t do everything,” he said of the budget. But, he added, “there’s a lot we can do to be both fiscally responsible and reconfigure the budget so it reflects our values.” lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Services for California’s women, children and poor families would face more than $3 billion in cuts over the next five years under President George W. Bush’s budget proposal, a statewide report issued Thursday found. From children’s health insurance to public housing, Bush’s fiscal 2008 budget proposal slashes funding and in some cases cuts spending entirely – potentially shutting more than 10,000 California children out of the Head Start program and leaving thousands of others unable to access social services. “It’s certainly a tough budget,” said Jean Ross, executive director of the California Budget Project in Sacramento and author of the report. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, who sits on the House Appropriations Committee, called it “a bad budget” for Californians. last_img

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January 11, 2020 | by

Bruins shine despite loss

first_imgThe lingering memory of UCLA’s season is the 66-19 loss to top-ranked USC in the regular season finale, but as the embarrassment lessens, the realization the Bruins had their best season this century is sure to take over. After six seasons of mediocrity in which the Bruins went a combined 37-35, UCLA (9-2) started 8-0, entranced its fans with stirring fourth-quarter comebacks, and bred hope of ending the dominance of its crosstown rival. “I’m proud of this football team,” UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. “Over the long haul, it was successful.” Troy Aikman and Cade McNown worked their way into UCLA lore with stellar on-field performances, and quarterback Drew Olson might join that group on the heels of one of the finest seasons in school history. 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 Olson, a symbol of what was wrong with UCLA’s offense during Dorrell’s first two years, became the poster child for everything the West Coast offense can be. Olson set school records with 31 touchdown passes and 232 completions, and had a sublime October in leading the Bruins to a quartet of stirring fourth-quarter rallies. “Everybody was against (Olson’s) ability,” said Bruins senior safety Jarrad Page. “And, yeah, everybody would think he could never do that. But we trusted him from Day One when we started the season, and he’s just doing what we know he can do.” The late-game heroics began when UCLA rallied from 10 points down and scored with 68 seconds remaining to beat Washington on Oct. 1. A week later the Bruins trailed by 12 midway through the fourth quarter against California, but won 47-40. UCLA’s cardiac kids reputation took a bigger step Oct. 15 at Washington State when the Bruins trailed 38-21 entering the fourth quarter, tied the game on Marcus Everett’s 9-yard catch with 44 seconds left and won in overtime. Yet, the biggest comeback was two weeks away. On Oct. 29, UCLA trailed Stanford by 21 points with less than eight minutes to play. The Bruins then scored three times, the final touchdown coming on Maurice Drew’s 1-yard plunge, and UCLA won in overtime, matching a school record for the largest comeback win. However, a week later the magic ended disastrously in a 52-14 loss at lowly Arizona, ending UCLA’s perfect season, and dreams of a BCS bid. The Bruins, whose third-place finish was their best since 1998, were invited to play Northwestern in the Sun Bowl. — Brian Dohn, (818) 713-3607 brian.dohn@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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December 25, 2019 | by

Kiwanis hosts Red Bluff Round-Up Pancake Breakfast

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff Kiwanis hosted the annual Red Bluff Round-Up Pancake Breakfast Saturday at the Red Bluff Elks Lodge with several folks showing up shortly after the doors opened despite rain.“We’re expecting about 1,000 people and all proceeds go to sending over 100 kids to the Kiwanis Summer Camp held every year at Camp Tehama,” said Lisa Hansen, one of the event organizers. “We’ve been sending kids to camp for more than 50 years. This event is the community coming together. For …last_img

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December 21, 2019 | by

Ayesha Curry Inc. now includes deal to promote Jessica Alba’s baby, beauty products

first_imgIf Stephen Curry ever wanted to retire, he wouldn’t have to worry about keeping his family in the style to which his superstar NBA salary has made them accustomed.Wife Ayesha Curry has become quite the entrepreneurial force in the worlds of food, life-style and beauty with a Food Network show, a high-end San Francisco barbecue restaurant, a line of wines and a CoverGirl contract.Now, Ayesha Curry has announced a new venture that fits in nicely with her connection to celebrity and with being a …last_img

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December 21, 2019 | by

Condolences for fallen SA soldiers

first_img25 March 2013President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his deepest condolences to the families of the 13 South African soldiers who were killed after clashes with the Seleka rebel alliance in the Central African Republic (CAR) on the weekend.The rebels reached the outskirts of CAR capital, Bangui, late on Saturday and seized the presidential palace on Sunday – a move which forced CAR President Francois Bozize to flee the country.“We are deeply saddened by the events and developments in that country (CAR) over the past 72 hours, which saw violence escalating and many innocent lives lost,” Zuma told a media briefing in Pretoria on Monday.“We have confirmed that 13 of our brave soldiers, who were committed to fighting for peace and stability in Africa, fell in Bangui.”Zuma said one South African soldier was still unaccounted for and that operations to locate the soldier were under way. Twenty-seven more South African soldiers were wounded.“On behalf of the government and the people of South Africa, I would like to convey our sincere condolences to the bereaved families,” Zuma said, wishing the wounded soldiers a speedy recovery.“We are truly proud of our soldiers. Just over 200 of them fought bandits numbering more than a thousand people. They fought a high tempo battle for nine hours, defending the South African military base, until the bandits raised a white flag and asked for a ceasefire.“Our soldiers inflicted heavy casualties among the attacking bandit forces. They paid the ultimate price in the service of their country and Africa. We honour them for their bravery and commitment to peace.”Zuma said the actions of the bandits would not deter South Africa from its responsibility of working for peace and stability in Africa, and of supporting the prevention of the military overthrow of constitutionally elected governments.“As a member of the African Union, South Africa rejects any attempt to seize power by force, and therefore would support sanctions and other measures against the perpetrators of any unconstitutional change of government.“Wherever our troops are deployed they have the duty to defend themselves is their positions fall under attack,” he added.He said the government would announce further details in due course on how the nation would honour the fallen South African soldiers.South Africa and the CAR signed a military cooperation agreement in 2007, which was renewed for a further five years in December.The agreement was to provide the CAR’s army with an array of military training, from infantry, artillery and special forces training to logistics and driving courses, as well as the refurbishment of military infrastructure in Bouar and Bangui.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img

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December 18, 2019 | by

33 rescued circus lions find safe home in South Africa

first_img“Mahatma Gandhi once said: ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world,’” said Savannah Heuser, the founder of Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary. “The change that is being offered to these 33 lions will change their entire world.“Their lives were forcibly wasted away in horrific tiny cages, the doing of mindless circus acts. I cannot start to comprehend the endless days (of) suffering that these animals had to endure.”The big cats had a lot of lost time to make up for, she said. “They will live out the rest of their lives in a natural habitat, the closest they can ever come to freedom.”The ADI is funding the construction of a series of habitats for the rescued lions at Emoya, which will be completed for their arrival this month.“Set in 5 000 hectares of pristine African bush on a private estate in Limpopo Province, the sanctuary has a no breeding policy and is not open to the public, providing our rescued lions with the peaceful retirement they deserve.”SouthAfrica.info reporter 29 October 2015Thirty-three lions rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) from 10 circuses in Peru and Colombia are to be relocated to the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in the Limpopo province in South Africa.“We are delighted that these lions who have suffered so much will be going home to Africa where they belong,” said ADI president Jan Creamer. “The climate and environment are perfect for them. When we visited Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary we knew this was a dream come true for ADI and, more importantly, the lions.”The lions were found in a dismal state. “Almost all of the rescued lions have been mutilated to remove their claws, one has lost an eye, another is almost blind, and many have smashed and broken teeth because of their circus life,” the organisation said.Creamer said it had been a long and complicated process to move the large number of animals across three international borders but “we are grateful for the collaboration of officials in Peru, Colombia and South Africa to make this happen for these lions”.The organisation had originally planned to move the lions to sanctuaries in the US, but the opportunity arose to home them in South Africa. “Moving the lions to Africa increases the flight costs but it is the ideal home for the lions and we know it is the right thing to do,” the organisation said.last_img

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December 18, 2019 | by

Sufias Accessories Large Antique Filigree Flower Crystal Barrette Bridal Hair Clip Diamante – Fab hair slide

first_imgFantastic! Great came on time and i love it. Great value for money, nice and chunky, not flimsy, arrived quickly. Reviews from purchasers :Might be more of a craft item?? Nice but faulty I’ve worn this daily for sometime as it blends well with my mainly grey hair. So far, it has prove tough & durable despite its delicate appearance. This is a very pretty hair clip just as described. My wife bought this and she loves it. Very attractive hair accessory and well made. She has very fine hair and most clips just slip off but this stays in place all day. Very happy with her purchase. Very pretty hair clip which holds my thick long hair up well. Had it a few months now and still going strong. Very pretty, antique looking and sturdy hair clip , exactly what i wanted, nice for day or evening wear, didn’t slide out all day, very pleased with purchase. For the price it is excellent. Very pretty and not too blingy for everyday where. Not particularly strong but at this price what can you expect 😀. Looks lovely but it needs gluing as the clip is partly away from the decoration. Once i have done that, i’d it works, it will look great. The metal is weighty and looks more expensive than it was. Even better looking when it arrived. This is a favourite, wear it most dayspretty, but not too flash for my senior years. A very nice hair grip , will use this company again. Very fast delivery, happy with everything. Good quality and well worth the money. Lovely clip well worth the money. But too small it is not what i call large. But it does give the size in the advertisement which i should have read. It is really lovely but i am going to get another because it is not that big and i can have one on each side. Was for my daughter for her birthday yesterday and she loved it and wore it when we went out. Really lovely clip and received the next day. Hard to beat this kind of service. Brilliant value for money lovely. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-06 16:16:43Reviewed Item Large Antique Filigree Silver Flower Crystal Barrette Bridal Hair Clip DiamanteRating 3.5 / 5  stars, based on  62  reviewscenter_img Posted on May 6, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags Sufias Accessories Smaller than expected but sturdy. Had lots of admiring comments about this since i started wearing it. Can’t believe what a bargain price it was. This is a beautiful hair accessory. It looks much better than i expected, the picture just doesn’t do it justice. I would love a similar slide in a larger size. Here are the specifications for the Sufias Accessories Large Antique Filigree Flower Crystal Barrette Bridal Hair Clip Diamante:Vintage silver tone with clear white crystals.Has intricate filigree flower detailing on.MetalSilver colour metal plated.Perfect for wedding and special occasions.Total barrette clip length, 8 cm.last_img

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December 18, 2019 | by