“I’ve never felt pain like this, this virus is not a joke”

first_imgJonathas has broken his silence for the Brazilian media Globo, to whom he has explained how the symptoms began and how the advance of the COVID-19 virus was felt throughout his body: “I started to feel fever, a very bad feeling, and, from done, i thought it was just a migraine. Since my head hurt a lot, my body hurt too. But when I got up in the morning (Friday, March 13), I went to talk to the doctor (Dr. César Quesada) and he told me to get tested quickly, because they were all symptoms of the virus. Then test positive. “ Jonathas de Jesus fulfills the first week of positive for Covid-19. The striker was the first Brazilian athlete infected by the virus, although thousands of kilometers away. The player is confined to his residence in Los Arenales del Sol, a coastal hamlet of Elche, from where he enjoys views of the Mediterranean and the Alicante island of Tabarca. And where one of the most complicated moments of his sports career is also happening.The battering ram has spent a hard week, away from his wife and his two daughters, who have stayed in his country and with whom he connects every day through the network or telephone. Last Thursday, on the occasion of Father’s Day, he published in Instagran some videos and images enjoying beautiful moments with his two girls, “My heart hurts because you cannot be with my loves, with my two little princesses,” he said. The Elche player arrived at the Pacheta squad in the winter market in January, after several months without a team. He returned from Vallecas with a slight hamstring muscle injury, but the discomfort he felt throughout his body had nothing to do with it: “As it was, I couldn’t train. Because my body was weak, especially during the first three days, I suffered a lot. I didn’t even have the strength to move. When I went to shower, I almost passed out in the bathroom. It was a very strong pain, I had never felt it. This virus is not a joke. “Now he is starting to feel better, although he is still halfway through the 15-day quarantine that affects, by extension, the entire Elche CF squad. He still has a way to overcome this disease, although he hopes to do it with strength and with the hope of returning to the competition, if LaLiga and the health authorities decide to raise the curtain again this season: “I am better. I have returned to exercise, but I am an athlete and I had a lot of pain, imagine how an older person will feel. So we have to think a lot about Brazil. Because some people are not yet aware of the severity of this virus. “This Sunday, Jonathas has published images of the physical work and the circuits, some with the ball, that he is doing on the private terrace of his house. Time continues to pass and the pandemic continues to advance. As society in general and the world of sport in particular demands: “You have to stay at home.”last_img read more

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Unprecedented for Govt to walk out on Opposition

first_imgDear Editor,The coalition Government (APNU/AFC) qualifies for inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records. It is the first Government to boycott itself in Parliament– first time that a Government in any part of the world has walked out on (boycott) itself (its own parliamentary sitting). The Government Members of Parliament (MPs) walked out when Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, the main PPP respondent in the ongoing budget debate, delivered his contribution. The Government asked for the sitting and it asked for the debate. Therefore, it behooved the Government to participate in its own proceedings. For the Government to walk out in its own debate suggests they don’t understand Parliamentary affairs or they don’t care what the opposition says. It is unparliamentary.While the Government may feel that the walk out, or boycott, would embarrass the Opposition Leader, it has embarrassed the Government as the international community is laughing at them. The walkout made news internationally, putting the Government in bad light. In Trinidad where I attended the weekend Hindu Conference, several former and current MPs expressed their shock that the Government boycotted the opposition in parliament. This is a new action. It is unheard of in the parliamentary system. The opposite happened in many countries and is an acceptable act from an opposition– walking out as a form of protest against the Government.A boycott or walkout is an appropriate form of protest; it was used effectively against colonial rule in India by Mahatma Gandhi and other freedom fighters; by Dr King in the US to protest racism against Blavks, against apartheid rule in South Africa, and by us in Guyana during the period of the dictatorship, etc, students boycotted or walked out of classes at UG and at schools during the 1980s to protest against rigged elections, national service, repressive rule, etc. I helped organise a boycott of classes at the Corentyne High School in 1977 when three of my teachers were victimised for guiding us to form a student society.International community pays attention to that form of protest. This form of protest is generally utilised by opposition figures, not the Government in a legislature. So it is unprecedented that the APNU/AFC coalition Government would employ that tactic. In effect, the Government protested and behaved as though it is the opposition and not in charge of the country. It reminds me of a protest that the Helmut Kohl Government in Germany in early 1990s undertook to protest against skin head attacks on immigrants. The same seems to be the case in Guyana when the Government boycotted the Opposition Leader’s response to the budget.It is a matter of principle that the Government listen to the other side in a budget debate. The Opposition Leader and MPs were present in Parliament when the Finance Minister presented the proposed budget. Parliamentary decorum dictates that the Finance Minister listen to the response of all members, particularly the Opposition Leader as he is the main spokesperson for the official opposition. He is not speaking as Jagdeo, but as the representative of the opposition. Parliamentary convention dictates that the Opposition Leader be given equal time as the Finance Minister in responding to the budget and the Government accords respect to the office. To do otherwise, and to not listen to the Opposition Leader, is an insult to the MPs, Parliament, as well as to the nation. The Government owes nation an apology.Yours faithfully,Dr Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

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30 girls being trained to code, create animations

first_imgTheSome of the girls participating in the trainingdream of becoming a cartoon or application (app) developer is now being realised for several young women who are currently being trained by the Public Telecommunications Ministry to develop their skills.About 30 girls between the ages of 14 and 18 are involved in a code camp, which will help them realise their dreams during a five-week programme.The camp commenced two weeks ago and will wind down by August 23.The Brand Ambassador attached to the Ministry, Samantha Sheoprashad, explained the importance of the camp. According to her, “There are 65 million girls worldwide who are not in school and about 1.4 billion girls who are not educated and we notice that girls are mostly affected, and that is why we chose to focus on girls in coding or girls in programming”.Being a programmer herself, Sheoprashad said she knows for a fact that not many girls are involved in this field, hence, the need to expose them more.Presently, the girls are involved in activities such as scratch and block lead programming, coding, problem solving, storytelling and learning about the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). They are also being taught how to use programming to solve problems relating to the SDGs.By the end of the classes, Sheoprashad hopes to develop an app, with the girls’ help, to tackle one of the social ills affecting Guyanese. When Guyana Times arrived at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre at Liliendall, Greater Georgetown, where the camp is being held, the girls were busy making a presentation on suicide.One participant, 14-year-old Charlene Wilkinson, who attends Queenstown Secondary School, said the camp has been very “useful” to her, given that it affords her the opportunity to develop her computer skills. The teen said she is most happy with the fact that she can now help others in this area. She said, “So far, we have been learning about programming, learning to code, and my experience with the other girls has been fun as we share our ideas and learn from each other”.Another 14-year-old student, N-Tasha Jones, also of Queenstown Secondary, explained, “I find the programme educational because it taught me more about computers, so it will build up my skills. So far, I have learnt about animations, how to write a simple document in word and building a presentation”.In addition to Queenstown Secondary, girls are also participating from schools such as St Joseph High, East Ruimveldt, Lodge and St Mary’s Secondary.At the end of the programme, they will be awarded with a certificate. This is the Ministry’s second annual Girls’ Code Camp.last_img read more

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Dawson Creek arrest in International Cocaine Smuggling Case

first_imgAn international cocaine smuggling investigation results in arrest and seizure in Dawson Creek.An ongoing joint investigation between the North District Regional General Investigation Section, the Dawson Creek RCMP drug section, the Fort St. John RCMP drug section, Grande Prairie RCMP drug section, Canada Post and the Canadian Border Services Agency came to its conclusion with an arrest in Dawson Creek.The investigation centred around the international smuggling of cocaine to Canada, namely the Peace region of British Columbia, from the Caribbean.  On August 3rd, the investigation climaxed with the arrest of a suspect in Dawson Creek by members of the RCMP.  A significant quantity of cocaine was seized over the course of the investigation.- Advertisement -A 29 year old male has been charged with importing cocaine into Canada and cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking.  The male suspect was released on bail by a Judicial Justice of the Peace with numerous conditions pending his first appearance before a Provincial Court Judge.The investigative team would like to thank all the members of he public that assisted with this investigation.last_img read more

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Campbell talks HST and Site C

first_img– Advertisement -Video:  Thanks to Motion Media, you can watch the entire interview with Premier Campbell. In an Issues and Answers appearance this morning Premier Gordon Campbell gave detailed government answers to questions about two controversial issues.While his visit to Fort St. John is focussed on the official openings of the Northeast BC Energy Conference and the Enerplex, the conversation this morning was focussed on the Site C dam, and the Harmonized Sales Tax. As for the HST he again conceded his government did a poor job of rolling it out, but he again put forward what he sees as the tax benefits… [asset|aid=3214|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=16b4497ae3c6ef4c8d9662c78115fc27-Premier Campbell-HST-1_2_Pub.mp3] That noted he committed his government to the results of next September’s referendum on the tax, and he rejected suggestions that not holding it until then, has resulted in unwanted economic uncertainty…[asset|aid=3215|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=16b4497ae3c6ef4c8d9662c78115fc27-Premier Campbell-2-HST_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement Mr. Campbell reiterated his position, that the third dam on the Peace River is the key to addressing the province’s current energy needs…[asset|aid=3213|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=16b4497ae3c6ef4c8d9662c78115fc27-Premier Campbell-Site C_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement The Premier concluded the interview by again suggesting his government is committed to more Northeast transportation investment, and said it will go beyond accessing resources, to improving connections between local area communities.To listen to the entire interview, click herelast_img read more

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Drunk driver gets 15 to life in road death

first_imgLANCASTER – A man convicted six times for drunk driving and blamed for an August2004 crash that killed a Lancaster grandmother was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison. Family members of Vanessa Ashford Wiley confronted defendant Christopher Martinez in court about the damage he caused in their lives. “The bottom line was that they did want the defendant to know that he caused them just a huge loss. They wanted him to know that their lives have forever changed as a result of that day and what he did,” Deputy District Attorney Sun Chung said. Martinez, 42, of Lancaster tested at a blood-alcohol level of 0.17percent – more than twice the legal limit – after his sport utility vehicle ran a red light and collided with a van, killing Wiley, the van’s driver. She was 48. The crash seriously injured Martinez’s two passengers. Martinez suffered minor injuries and was arrested at Antelope Valley Hospital, prosecutors said. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An Antelope Valley Superior Court jury deliberated about four hours before convicting Martinez in October of second-degree murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two counts of driving under the influence causing injury. Martinez had been convicted of misdemeanor drunk driving – which means no one was injured – once in 1984, three times in 1989 and twice in 1999, prosecutors said. Wiley was the mother of four adult children and the grandmother of two. She also had 10 brothers and sisters, prosecutors said. Wiley was killed when her Dodge van was hit on its driver’s-side door by Martinez’s Toyota 4Runner on AvenueK at 40th Street West. The force of the impact caused both vehicles to flip over, throwing Wiley from her van and a passenger from Martinez’s SUV. last_img read more

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Bratton to keep uninhibited style, he tells panelists

first_imgThe mayor said he has talked with Bratton for two years about a second term and asked him to stay on the job. Bratton said he had always intended to seek a second term to the job that now pays him $300,442 a year. Police Commission President John Mack said he expects little opposition to Bratton’s reappointment. “We have a process to go through, and that will include input from anyone who wants to comment on the chief,” Mack said. “But no one else has applied for the job, and I doubt if anyone will. “The chief has shown himself to be mindful of the unique diversity of the city of Los Angeles and, in that regard, he has worked very, very hard.” Officials with the Los Angeles Police Protective League, which represents the 9,400 officers, said they would have no comment on a second term for Bratton. Councilman Bernard Parks, who preceded Bratton as chief and was removed by former Mayor James Hahn, said he also would have no immediate comment on the reappointment. “There is a process in place, and I will follow that,” Parks said. “I will be interested to see what the community has to say. That will be the most important part of this.” rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I travel because that’s what you have to do to get the money and keep up with what’s going on,” Bratton said. Bratton’s candor has sometimes put him at odds with other city officials. “People here are sometimes a little more sensitive than those on the East Coast,” said Bratton, who previously led the New York City Police Department. “But I say what I feel. If I upset someone, I’m sorry about that. But we move on. I think I have good relations, generally, with the people across the street (in City Hall).” Villaraigosa said he endorses a second term for Bratton. “If he was gone (on trips) and crime was going up, I would have a problem with that,” Villaraigosa said. “But crime has gone down every year he has been here, and he has done that without many more officers.” Seeking a second five-year term, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton promised the Police Commission on Tuesday that he would continue his candid leadership style. Beginning the review process that could take up to six months, Bratton, 59, said he wants to build on the foundation he has established since being appointed in 2002. Joined by his wife, Court TV personality Rikki Kleiman, Bratton said before the commission meeting that he appreciates the freedom he has been given as chief. He said he has enjoyed working with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and has no plans to change his approach to law enforcement, his candor or his practice of traveling widely, which frequently takes him away from Los Angeles. last_img read more

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Durant shines as Warriors halt Lakers

first_img0Shares0000Kevin Durant scored 26 points as the Golden State Warriors shrugged off their injury crisis to overpower the resurgent Los Angeles Lakers © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / EZRA SHAWLOS ANGELES, United States, Mar 15 – Kevin Durant scored 26 points as the Golden State Warriors shrugged off their injury crisis to overpower the resurgent Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.NBA Finals MVP Durant also contributed five rebounds and six assists as a Warriors side missing Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green completed a 117-106 win in Oakland. The Lakers had gone toe-to-toe with the Warriors during an entertaining first half, holding the NBA champions at 55-55 at the break.But a lapse in concentration midway through the third quarter saw the Warriors produce a 12-0 run, giving them a 70-59 lead which ultimately proved decisive.The Warriors improved to 52-16 in the Western Conference, one win back from leaders Houston (53-14). The Lakers, who are outside of the playoff places, fell to 31-37.With Curry, Green and Thompson all missing, Durant shouldered the offensive burden for the Warriors, with support from Nick Young (18 points) and Zaza Pachulia, who had 10 points and 12 rebounds.The Lakers scoring was led by Julius Randle with 22 points, while Brook Lopez and Isaiah Thomas both had 20 apiece.– Wizards jolt Celtics –Elsewhere on Wednesday, the Washington Wizards fought back from a 20-point deficit to jolt the injury-hit Boston Celtics with a 125-124 victory in double overtime.A Jodie Meeks three-pointer with two seconds remaining tied it for the Wizards at 106-106 to send the game into the first period of overtime after the Celtics appeared to have done enough for the win.Boston rookie Jayson Tatum then blew a chance to win it for the Celtics in the first period of overtime, the 20-year-old levelling the score at 115-115 with a two-point layup but then missing a free throw that would have sealed a win.Instead, Washington pulled away to open a six-point lead in overtime that saw them improve to 39-30 in the Eastern Conference standings.The second-placed Celtics, who are battling through a slew of injuries that has deprived them of Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis, Jaylen Brown and Al Horford, fell to 46-22 with the defeat.The Celtics remain four games adrift of the first place Toronto Raptors, who are on course for the top seeding and home court advantage through the playoffs.Bradley Beal led the way for the Wizards at Boston’s TD Garden on Wednesday, scoring 34 points with seven rebounds and nine assists.Markieff Morris had 20 points while Otto Porter Jr. had 18 points. Ian Mahinmi added 14 from the bench.Boston’s scoring was led by Marcus Morris with 31 points, Terry Rozier adding 21 and Tatum 19.In other games Wednesday, the Orlando Magic pulled off an upset against the playoff-chasing Milwaukee Bucks with a 126-117 victory.Orlando’s Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points as the Magic improved to 21-48. The Bucks fell to 36-32 with the defeat.Simmons was ably supported by point guard D.J. Augustin, who had 32 points along with four assists and three rebounds.Montenegrin centre Nikola Vucevic also proved influential, scoring 22 points while finishing with nine assists and nine rebounds.The Bucks meanwhile leaned heavily on the brilliance of Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who led the scoring with 38 points. Antetokounmpo also led his team with rebounds (10) while adding seven assists.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Ibrahimovic’s ‘surprise’ next move will not be AC Milan, insists club chief

first_img Zlatan Ibrahimovic Manchester United and Chelsea target Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unlikely to return to AC Milan this summer, according to San Siro vice-president Adriano Galliani.The Paris Saint-Germain forward, who has only one year remaining on his contract with the reigning Ligue 1 champions, has been the subject of intense speculation during pre-season and has recently admitted his next move will come as ‘a very big surprise’.PSG owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has insisted his Premier League-linked star will see out his contract in France and now Ibrahimovic’s former side Milan have ruled out re-signing the talismatic Swede.“There’s a one in a million chance that he’ll come [back to Milan],” Galliani revealed in an interview with Corriere della Sera.The 33-year-old is also wanted by Qater-based side Al-Sadd who are hoping the Sweden international will link-up with his former Barcelona team-mate, Xavi. 1last_img read more

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West Brom 3-2 Palace: Pardew’s winless run in the Premier League in 2016 goes on

first_imgCrystal Palace’s winless start to 2016 in the Premier League continued as they were beaten 3-2 at West Brom.Tony Pulis got one over on his former side at the Hawthorns as they led 3-0 at the break, following a poor showing from the visitors, who were resurgent in the second period.Craig Gardner put the home side ahead before Craig Dawson and Saido Berahino added to the tally – and it could have been more.Alan Pardew must have got stuck into his men at the interval as they came out fighting and Connor Wickham’s double gave them hope of salvaging a point, but the Baggies held on.The Eagles are yet to win in the league since the turn of the year, despite showing good form in the FA Cup with victories over fellow top-tier sides Southampton, Stoke and Tottenham.It took Albion just 12 minutes to open the scoring as Salomon Rondon’s low shot was parried by Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, fortuitously into the path of Gardner who finished low into the open goal.Gardner soon turned provider as Dawson made it two just eight minutes later when he powerfully headed home the former Villa midfielder’s free-kick from the right-hand side.With 31 minutes on the clock, the Baggies grabbed a third as Berahino – who said this week that he regretted his strike threats earlier in the season – got on the end of Stephane Sessegnon’s pinpoint cross and the former England Under-21 international directed the ball past Henessey with a well-controlled volley.Chris Brunt, who was struck by a coin by his own fans last weekend, was stretchered off after 43 minutes to a standing ovation, with the home fans showing their support for the Northern Irishman, partly in relation to last week’s events.The first half was all one-way traffic and West Brom could have put the game out of sight as Gardner’s set piece was difficult to deal with and it deflected off Palace defender Joel Ward and onto the post.Out-of-sorts Palace made a change at the interval, introducing Yannick Bolasie and they soon looked back in the game.Wickham’s goal came on 48 minutes as he capitalised on dreadful defending by Jonas Olsson, lobbing Ben Foster and finishing into an empty net. That was only Palace’s second goal from a striker in open play all season and it gave them a fighting chance of a comeback.The home side could have folded but they did well to overcome a dominant spell for the visitors, before coming close to extending their lead, first Berahino and then Sessegnon missing chances.The pressure on the Baggies was cranked up as Wickham bagged another with ten minutes left on the clock, the former Sunderland striker driving a stunning half-volley across goal and into the top corner. But it was too little too late for Palace, who drop below West Brom to 14th. Craig Gardner opened the scoring at the Hawthorns after 12 minutes 1last_img read more

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