Atsu withdrawn from Ghana squad through injury

first_imgChristian Atsu has been forced to withdraw from Ghana’s forthcoming 2014 World Cup qualifying fixture with Sudan.The midfielder suffered an ankle injury whiles playing for club, FC Porto in the Portuguese league over the weekend.Doctors have ruled him from Sunday’s Group D game against the Nile Crocodiles at the Baba Yara Stadium, which means coach Kwesi Appiah’s coach is down to 23 players from the original 24 named last week.Kwesi Appiah said: “We have spoken to FC Porto doctors and it is impossible for Atsu to recover in time for the game against Sudan. So officially, Atsu is out of the game.“We wish him speedy recovery and will continue to monitor his progress.”Black Stars squad Goalkeepers: Adam Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway), Fatau Dauda (AshantiGold), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals).Defenders: Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia), Yaw Frimpong (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Richard Kissi Boateng (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Baba Abdul Rahman (Greuther Furth, Germany), John Boye (Rennes, France), Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France), Isaac Vorsah (Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg United, South Africa)Midfielders: Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham, England), Rabiu Mohammed (Evian, France), Emmanuel Agyemang Badu (Udinese, Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Juventus, Italy), Sulley Muntari (AC Milan, Italy), Wakaso Mubarak (Espanyol, Spain), Solomon Asante (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Albert Adomah (Bristol City, England)Strikers: Asamoah Gyan (Al Ain, UAE), Abdul Majeed Waris (Spartak Moscow, Russia), David Accam (Helsingborg, Sweden ), Mahatma Otoo (Hearts of Oak)last_img read more

Atsu to represent Newcastle United in ePremier League

first_imgNewcastle United have selected Christian Atsu as their representative in the inaugural ePremier League tournament.The Premier League has been inactive for more than a month due to the coronavirus pandemic, and while people remain at home because of the subsequent lockdown, the ePremier League presents an opportunity to keep the players and fans engaged and entertained.Selected Premier League players will go up against one another by representing their clubs in EA Sports FIFA 20.The winner of the competition will be announced on April 25, with the proceeds going to the #PlayersTogether campaign in support of the National Health Service – the agency at the forefront of fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom.https://twitter.com/NUFC/status/1252179831745384449?s=20Atsu will be going up against the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Todd Cantwell (Norwich City), Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United), Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) and Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).Prior to the lockdown, Atsu had played 18 times for Newcastle in the Premier League this season, but only eight were starts, three of which he completed the 90 minutes in. The 27-year-old Ghanaian has a year left to run on his contract and has been tipped for a move away from St. James’ Park in search of more first-team football.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, June 14, 2016•2:45 a.m. Steven T. Anderson, 49, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•9:10 a.m. Richard L. Boone, 47, La Cygne, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 40 mph in a 30 mph zone (radar) and disobeyed traffic signal.•9:30 a.m. Anita L. Nelson, 52, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone.•10 a.m. Officers took an occurrence report in the 700 block S. Washington, Wellington.•12:40 p.m. Juvenile female, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 47 mph in a 30 mph zone.•12:43 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute in the 1100 block E. 16th, Wellington by known subject(s).•1:10 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of tools in the 2100 E 12th, Wellington.•1:30 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 900 block E. Mill, Wellington.•2:50 p.m. Joshua Michel, 20, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for defective trailer lights/brakes.•4 p.m. Phyllis A. Todd, 62, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•4:54 p.m. Alexa R. Stallbaumer, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 47 mph in a 30 mph zone.•5:30 p.m. Laci M. Leggett, 32, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 45 mph in a 30 mph zone.•5:40 p.m. Christine M. Bacon, 31, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 48 mph in a 30 mph zone.•5:50 p.m. Tammy R. Herrington, 47, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 44 mph in a 30 mph zone.•6:24 p.m. Julie J. Zeka-Wright, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 55 mph in a 30 mph zone.•6:24 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect. The items were recovered.•7:55 p.m. Officers took a report of a neighbor dispute in the 1000 block Shadylane Court, Wellington.last_img read more

University of Iowa seeks to expel student from China a second time

first_imgIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa has expelled a student from China for repeated academic misconduct for a second time after the first effort collapsed in court.Court records show that business student Pengzhen Yin was notified of his expulsion earlier this month, just weeks before he is expected to graduate.Yin has asked a judge to put the expulsion on hold, arguing that it is based on the same cheating incidents for which he was already expelled and reinstated.Judge Karen Romano ruled in December that the university lacked proof that Yin plagiarized a paper. That allegation had prompted his expulsion because it was his third alleged violation of the business school’s honor code.After that ruling, the lawyer for the Board of Regents asked Romano to reconsider newly obtained emails to university officials in which Yin admitted he didn’t write the paper in question.Romano refused, saying the board was asking for a “do-over” after failing to bring forward critical evidence.last_img read more

15 years after the purchase of United by the “invisible brothers”

first_imgAbsent owners and bad management with Sir AlexIn addition to an already known absence of the Glazers, this newspaper assures that the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson became traumatic at Manchester United. Behind the, Only Jose Mourinho enjoyed a project with some results: a second place in the League and a Europa League in his best campaign. 15 years ago, the Glazers took over Manchester United. Americans more than a decade later are in a delicate situation. Red devils have lost and for a long time the dominance of English football in recent years and the fans are already organized for years against such a disastrous and absent management except for the dolphin, Ed Woodward.Daily Mail has compiled several of the aspects that have led to a situation that seemed difficult to believe at the beginning of the decade when United came from being European champion and reigned regularly in the Premier. They say that one of the keys to the club’s success was the relationship between Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill, Executive Vice President of the club, which was replaced by the unpopular Woodward. Gill and Ferguson met every Friday morning to assess the status of the equipment and maintain a fluid line of information between field and offices. In summer, Gill went to the market knowing the needs and the players that Sir Alex wanted and who was responsible for making performance.“A period of Woodward with Gill would have helped him to know how the club worked,” he says. This newspaper as a solution afterwards.Transfers: a lot of expense and little performanceThe focus is also on the signings. The club signs more than before and also, with players that offer worse performance. The lack of control when managing this plot is clear in the hiring of Harry Maguire and Bruno Fernandes. Daily Mail points out how United stretched the rope in search of a rebate that it failed. In the end, both players arrived for a fairly high figure and later than they could do the first time.The team continues one more year adrift. United is qualified for the Europa League qualifiers and is the eighth place in the Premier League, six points behind European positions.last_img read more

Prince Eze tops NCAA MVP race after the first round

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH hockey team ‘getting hungrier’ with newfound support Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Rounding out the top 10 are San Beda’s Robert Bolick (46.11 points), Letran’s Rey Nambatac (45.44 points), Mapua’s Christian Buñag (41.78 points), Lyceum’s Jaycee Marcelino (40.11 points), and Lyceum;s MJ Ayaay and JRU’s Abdulwahab Abdulrazak (39.67 points).center_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Prince Eze. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netCommanding the boards in the first round, Prince Eze topped the overall statistical points race for the NCAA Season 93 Most Valuable Player plum.The Nigerian big man collected 52.44 points, built on his averages of 14.8 points on 52.4 percent shooting, a league-best 17.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks despite only getting 45 bonus points from the Altas’ three wins this season.ADVERTISEMENT Eze, though, said that the award is the least of his concerns as he gears up for Perpetual’s second round campaign.“I just do whatever I have to do to help us win,” he said. “We should win. This does not mean anything to me if we’re not winning.”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’Trailing Eze in the ranking is Lyceum big man Mike Nzeusseu, who amassed 48.67 points.Tied at third are Pirates main man CJ Perez and San Beda forward Javee Mocon, who both had an identical 47.56 points, while EAC’s Sidney Onwubere is at fifth at 47.11 points. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasaylast_img read more

A President without any respect for our Constitution

first_imgDear Editor,It has been roughly nine months since the Granger Government fell from power, but Granger is refusing to resign and call elections. Clearly, this is a man without any respect for our Constitution, or anything for that matter.The Constitution is the supreme law of our land; only dysfunctional bullies would disrespect our Constitution, and Mr Granger is operating like one. Bullies have no respect for anything; they do not even respect humanity.Just remember how Mr Granger disrespected thousands of sugar workers by cruelly forcing them on to the breadline. Editor, Mr Granger is dangerous, he should never be tolerated; and hopefully, the courts will force him to respect the Constitution and eject him from office.Also, as mandated by the Constitution, Mr Granger must fix a date for elections, and GECOM must accommodate that date. GECOM must always be in a state of readiness for elections to be called at any time.Our Constitution has been disrespected and trampled on for far too long by both Mr Granger and GECOM. This is the kind of collaborative bullying that obtains in our country, and it should never be allowed to continue.Of course GECOM is on the same immoral ground as Mr Granger. We all know that Mr Granger does not want to resign and call elections, and GECOM is enabling him to get away with this lawlessness. This is clear.GECOM has even undertaken a highly flawed and useless house-to-house (H-t-H) registration exercise, at the expense of tax payers, to delay preparations for the elections. This exercise was abruptly aborted, and now GECOM wants to merge the flawed and incomplete data from this exercise with the existing database of the National Register of Registrants (NRR). This is pure lawlessness. These people can’t be serious, and they need to be fired for lawlessness on the job.Merging the flawed data from the incomplete H-t-H registration exercise with databases of any kind must be rejected. It is insane, reckless and lawless. It will result in serious problems for years to come, plus it will cost an arm and a leg to fix.Further, I would like to remind Mr Granger that he climbed to power in a democratic environment, and this means that he must stand on moral ground to provide the same kind of democratic environment, and operate within it for the betterment of our country. This means that he must resign and call elections now. And if he fails in this regard, then he will naturally be viewed as nothing but a bully.Sincerely,Annie Baliram(PhD)last_img read more

Chinese businesses sensitised on Guyana’s labour laws

first_imgA number of Chinese business owners were on Sunday sensitised on Guyana’s labour laws.The seminar focused on the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act, Leave with Pay Act, Minimum Wage Order, Occupational Safety and Health Act, decent work as a philosophy and practice, and terms and conditions of employment.The exercise, hosted at the Chinese Association, Brickdam, was led by Minister within the Social Protection Ministry, Keith Scott; Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle and other labour officers from the Ministry.With the establishment of several large and small Chinese owned-businesses across the country, Minister Scott noted the timeliness and importance of the seminar in ensuring these business owners comply with the local labour laws.It was highlighted that many businesses seeking to maximise profits often findChinese business owners in attendance at the sensitisation seminar on Sundaythemselves in contravention of the labour laws.“Breaking those laws can affect your success and your continued survival. It is better to be educated with the requirements of our laws and comply with them, as opposed to relying on high-priced lawyers to fight your case in court,” Minister Scott stated.Chief Labour Officer Ogle told the business owners the Labour Department (which falls under the Social Protection Ministry) focused on protecting the rights of workers. He explained its remit included ensuring payment of the minimum wage and above, ensuring workers’ contributions were made to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), and employees receive their annual leave.Ogle also pointed out that employees should only work eight hours a day and five days per week. If there is need for an employee to work beyond that, he noted, the employee is entitled to be paid overtime. According to Ogle, it is stipulated in the laws that every employer must have a “record of wages, a record of leave; the law says in Section 10 of the Labour Act, all employers must keep a record of wages. Also, under the Leave and Pay Act, Section Eight, stipulates that the employers must keep a record of the Leave with Pay Act,” he outlined.The sensitising of foreign entrepreneurs on Guyana’s labour laws is an ongoing countrywide exercise by the Labour Department. A similar exercise is slated to be carried out with the Brazilian business owners.last_img read more

P&P Insurance Brokers spreads Christmas cheer

first_imgP&P Insurance Brokers, a Guyanese company that provides a wide array of insurance services to both the private and public sectors, has made generous contributions to several orphanages, senior homes and rehabilitation centres, embracing the Christmas spirit.Representatives of the organisations after the handing-over ceremonyThe monetary donations were presented to the 12 benefitting organisations during the company’s annual event.Each charitable organisation received $125,000, to better help and serve the children, seniors and others, especially during the Christmas season.In light of one regular recipient becoming defunct, another organisation was added to the list to benefit from the funds.Executive Director of the insurance company, Vikash Panday expressed hope that the contributions will assist the various organisations in some way.“We are aware of the many challenges you face in trying to discharge your responsibilities and we hope that these donations will be of some help to you. We would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.”This donation is only a small part of the company’s community outreach as during the year, day in and day out, P&P assists in medical, education and sports events amongst others.The recipients are: Bless the Children Home, Canaan Children Home, Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, Uncle Eddie’s Home, Friends of the Archer’s Home, The Dharam Shala, David Rose School for the Handicapped, Cheshire Homes Guyana, Hauraruni Girls Home, Tina Insanally Foundation, Bal Nivas Shelter, and Joshua House Children Centre.last_img read more

Men with pointy hats are back

first_imgIN recent decades, the once-formidable Ku Klux Klan has devolved from a force of fear into a force of farce in the mind of many Americans. Once the sight of a group of grown men gathering in white sheets and pointy hats was a scary thing to behold. Nowadays, not so much. Such an event might only inspire a film-school student with a camera phone and a plan for a YouTube masterpiece set to the musical stylings of Alvin and The Chipmunks. It was only natural that the influence of a hate-mongering organization such as the KKK would fade into obscurity once the nation moved away from discriminating against people on the basis of the color of their skin. For a short time in the late 20th century, that big old well of hate we drink from regularly ran just a little bit low. Maybe it was the strong state of the economy. What’s the point in a race war when just about everyone can afford a big-screen television and McD’s? Sadly, it seems that level in that ol’ hate well is rising again, due in large part to resentment whipped up by the stalled immigration reform debates. And, consequently, so is the Klan. Last week, the Anti-Defamation League sounded the alarm saying that Klan membership and activity are on the rise. But this time, the group’s got a new bogeyman – Mexicans and other Hispanic immigrants. Not to worry; the Klan still hates Jews and blacks just a much as always, not to mention the gays. It’s just that the state of immigration has got people thumping mad these days. Hate groups, with their bad-news radars, haven’t failed to notice. “They’re very good at looking for current hot-button issues,” said Deborah Lauter, national civil-rights director for the ADL, “and immigration is one of those issues. If you look at history of the Klan, it’s done well in periods of increased immigration in the last century.” It was news to me, because I assumed the Klan was a relic of the past. But, according to the ADL report, 2006 was a pretty good year for Klan chapters across the nation, which held a number of pep rallies, recruiting drives and expanded their presence in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. The ADL has been at times just as controversial as the groups it documents. And it has been accused more than once of finding anti-Semitism where none exists. But this time, I don’t believe the organization is crying wolf. For one thing, I can tell just from my own e-mail inbox that there’s a deep vein of anger and fear about the millions of Mexican and Central Americans who have settled in the United States, both legal and not. Any smart racist organization, even one of yesterday, would recognize the anger fueled by last year’s stalled immigration-reform debate is something to capitalize on. And for another thing, the two of the largest and most active Klan groups agree that the ADL assessment is right on target. Though, what else are they going to say? Matthew Roberts, a spokesman for the Imperial Klans of America, which has chapters in 30 states, told me that membership in his group has more than doubled in the past year. While he wouldn’t provide actual numbers, he noted that frustration over immigration was a big factor driving membership. “Immigration is opening people’s eyes,” he said. The Brotherhood of Klans, or BOK, responded only via e-mail, noting its response to the ADL report on its Web page. “BOK KKK is growing daily and that is no exaggeration! We receive applications daily because people are becoming more patriotic and realizing their great land means a lot to them,” the statement reads. Mark Pitcavage, director of investigative research for the ADL, said while the Klan has expanded its reach, it still doesn’t have much presence in California. But don’t think that’s good news. The reason may be that California already has so many anti-immigrant groups competing for membership. Anyhow, there have always been many compelling reasons why lawmakers should stop talking about fixing the country’s broken immigration system and do it already. Now they have another reason: It sure would deflate the newly pumped up Klan to lose such a hot cause. Mariel Garza is a columnist and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. 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