Camacho’s ordeal in Wolfsburg has already lasted 18 months

first_imgTwo ankle injuriesAfter being a fixture at the start of the 2017-2018 campaign, He suffered a first ankle injury that put him under the knife and left him out of the team for five months. A first setback that joined the second when he broke muscle after returning. A bump that Camacho overcame for the start of the 2018-2019 campaign, But then came another serious ankle injury. At the end of September 2018 before the Borussia Mönchengladbach it was their last meeting. Since then, 18 months of ordeal for the Spanish footballer. Canterano of Zaragoza left his hometown to go to the Juvenil rojiblanco. Generation partner De Gea, Illarramendi or Azpilicueta he even debuted with Spain in 2014 by Del Bosque. A good future was in store for him. With more than 200 games played in the Spanish LaLiga, in 2017 he made an ambitious leap to the Bundesliga, after some season somewhat stagnant in Malaga and leaving behind other closer offers in Spain. He Wolfsburg paid to get their services 15 million euros, in a serious bet of the whole of the Volkswagen. He came to Germany to replace Luiz Gustavo, transferred to Marseille. Ignacio Camacho He was predestined to be one of the important midfielders in Spanish soccer during the last decade, since he was proclaimed champion U21 with Spain in 2013. He was already a fixture in Málaga’s starting eleven, after debuting in First division in the ranks of the Athletic. He was even on the fateful night of Malaga in Dortmund, in the Champions League quarterfinals.center_img With a contract until 2021, the Spanish footballer, at 30 years old, already sees the light at the end of the tunnel although he does not seem to be playing before the next campaign. “We no longer have Ignacio planned for this season”, the Wolfsburg coach said Oliver Glasner, in statements collected by the newspaper Bild. “We hope you can join again in the preseason“the Austrian coach concluded. The truth is that Camacho has been gradually forgetting the bad moments that his joints have given him and his intention is to do some field work in the coming weeks, when the coronavirus situation allows you to do so. Surely Camacho still has many good things to contribute at Wolfsburg.last_img read more

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Ballistics tests contradict stories of cop, suspect – Police

first_imgStabroek Market shootingAs Police continue to probe the ‘accidental’ shooting of a 54-year-old woman last week when she was caught in the cross-fire between a law enforcement official and an alleged bandit at the Stabroek Market area, the Guyana Police Force on Monday said that ballistics results contradict the stories of both the Constable and the suspect.Police had initially claimed that Jean Rodrigues, a mother of eight of Lot 35 Crane, West Coast Demerara, was hit by a bullet discharged by a bandit.Jean Rodrigues was shot in the back during a Police chaseHowever, the Police statement said following the tests, the stories of both the Policeman and the suspect were challenged.“… the Constable has been removed from that type of duty, to another area as the investigation continues,” the Force added.According to the statement, the case file will be completed in a few days and sent for legal advice.Meanwhile, a source close to the investigation told Guyana Times that the ballistics revealed gunpowder residue on the hands of the Policeman and the suspect.According to the source, with this recent development, the teen suspect, who was released after being held for the mandatory 72 hours, was likely to be rearrested.Reports are that around 16:00h on September 20, 2016 while in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market, Georgetown, Rodrigues was shot during a shootout between a Policeman and a fleeing bandit.The alleged bandit later turned out to be a teenage footballer identified as Kelsey Benjamin.He was turned over to Police at the Brickdam Police Station by his mother. After being held, the young man was released without charge.At the time of the shooting, Rodrigues, her husband, three of their three children and a grandchild were waiting for a bus to travel to Grove, East Bank Demerara to attend a relative’s wake.last_img read more

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Gouveia calls decision knee-jerk reaction

first_imgGCAA shuttling operations banBy Samuel SukhnandanThe Guyana Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA’s) decision to suspend all shuttling operations to the interior has been described as an unnecessary knee-jerk reaction.Commenting on the decision, Captain Gerald “Gerry” Gouveia, Managing Director of Roraima Airways, told Guyana Times on Thursday that he sees no basis for the suspension, nor was there any real analysis done.“I believe it was unnecessary. What this is doing is not hurting the operators, but the people in the hinterland; because these operations brought down the cost of living in the hinterland in Guyana tremendously,” he explained.Gouveia said shuttling, which is basically short flights to transport goods and fuel between interior airstrips, does not cause accidents. He said, “Pilots should obey and observe the same rules of flying, same technical operations of the plane, and same respect for safety altitudes.”Managing Director of Roraima Airways, Captain Gerry GouveiaDirector General of GCAA, Egbert FieldHe opined that instead of suspending the operations, there needs to be increased operational control and oversight, monitoring of pilots’ duty times, and establishment of a proper search-and-rescue system. In addition to the foregoing, he said, runways in the interior region should be improved, and there needs to be more training given in regard to air safety requirements.The businessman argued that the suspension should not have been triggered by the three recent planes crashes; GCAA needs to get to the root of the issue.In fact, a pilot attached to Roraima Airways had perished in one of those recent plane crashes, but Gouveia claims that each of the three crashes has its own peculiarities, and there is no correlation; a fact he said would be determined by at the GCAA the end of its process of investigations.Although concerns have emanated from certain sections of society regarding shuttle planes being overloaded during operations — which may have caused the recent incidents, Gouveia has said he doubts that is the case, because, based on the information he got, all three of the crashed planes were empty.Asked whether he thinks there are enough stringent measures in place to prevent accidents, he told this newspaper that the local aviation sector is right now safer than it ever was before.“Guyana has the most advanced and biggest domestic (aviation) sector in the Caribbean. Because of the size of our country, the operators and the private sector have responded not only to bring in more planes, but to bring relief to the people of the hinterland,” he pointed out.The GCAA on Wednesday ordered that all domestic shuttle operations be suspended until operators can provide Standard Operational Manuals and other documents showing how they conduct their business. These documents would have to be reviewed and approved by the GCAA before operations can be resumed.This move comes in light of the three recent crashes in the local aviation sector that resulted in the deaths of two pilots. All of the planes crashed while on shuttle operations. The GCAA met with domestic operators, but the decision to suspend shuttling did not go down “too good” with the operators.Director General of GCAA, Egbert Field, noted that the decision is necessary, since shuttle operations have expanded over the years, and this is the first time it is going to be fully regularised. The GCAA boss acknowledged the impact the decision would have on the mining industry as well as on some Indigenous communities.No specific period has been given for the ban to be lifted, but Fields has said he is hopeful the operators would submit their documents in a timely fashion. He added that some indicated that they were in the process of compiling those documents, and would be submitting them soon.This newspaper was told by a senior aviator that a meeting was held on Thursday evening with pilots from across the country, to put things in order to lift the suspension.That apart, a high level team from the Eugene F. Correia International Airport met with GCAA officials on Thursday to come to an amicable solution in regard to getting to the root causes of the recent accidents and to strengthen the safety system at the airport and with its operators.last_img read more

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Are France – and Deschamps – about to repeat history?

first_img0Shares0000Didier Deschamps’ France team are getting better with each game © AFP / FRANCK FIFENIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russian Federation, Jul 7 – It was just 20 days before France’s comprehensive quarter-final victory over Uruguay that Les Bleus took to the field to begin their 2018 World Cup campaign against Australia.Ninety largely forgettable minutes followed, unless you count the VAR incidents, and France scraped home 2-1 against a rank outsider. France’s goals came via the penalty spot and an Aziz Behich own goal.Insipid and uninspiring, those analysts who had pointed to France as potential world champions before a ball had been kicked were probably keeping quiet that day.An uninspiring 1-0 win against Peru followed and then came the convenient 0-0 draw with Denmark.France had been “boring” in qualifying for the knockout stage, critics said.They were quickly moving from a team tipped as genuine title winners to also-rans.How that has changed in less than a week.Kylian Mbappe was a constant menace to the Uruguay defence © AFP / Martin BERNETTIFollowing a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina in probably the match of the tournament, which introduced the rest of the world to wunderkind Kylian Mbappe, through to their comprehensive dismantling of street-tough Uruguay on Friday, France are now into a semi-final against Belgium.The big question is, can France go all the way?It was a question Didier Deschamps was asked after the Uruguay win.“All I can say at the moment is that we have the potential to be in the semi-finals,” said Deschamps, coyly.“Let’s see what happens,” he continued. “We grew against Argentina. It could have been a one-off against Argentina but today we showed we have grown.“We played well but it was not the perfect match. There are so many things that we can improve on.”– Lessons from history –No doubt that is true but it is also clear that France are doing what other successful teams at the World Cup have done, namely get stronger with each game and against progressively better opponents.Asked to make the step up in class that each round of the World Cup requires, France have not been found wanting.They have “momentum”, a curious intangible concept, which nevertheless has been ascribed to several teams whose faltering start has given way to a rousing finish.There are plenty of examples in World Cup history from which France and their supporters can draw parallels from.Probably the best is Italy in 1982, who drew 0-0 with Poland, 1-1 with Peru and 1-1 with debutants Cameroon to scrape through to the next round without a victory and on goal difference from the Africans.The apoplectic Italian press was so critical of Italy’s performances that coach Enzo Bearzot refused to talk to the media.Then drawn into a group containing Argentina and champions-elect Brazil, Italy exploded into life, winning both games, including the legendary 3-2 win over the Brazilians, thanks to a Paolo Rossi hat trick.They beat Poland again, then West Germany to lift the World Cup.But France — and Deschamps — are probably more likely to point to their 1998 World Cup win as the more relevant historical parallel.Inspired by Zinedine Zidane, France glided through the group stage at the World Cup they were hosting, but they were resolute rather than impressive.A last-16 extra-time win over Paraguay did nothing to convince the doubters, nor a quarter-final win on penalties over Italy.In the semi-final, France conceded first against Croatia, then Lilian Thuram memorably scored the only two goals of his international career to send an unconvincing France into the final.In their next 90 minutes, Deschamps skippered the team to its most golden victory and eternal fame.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Cranes, Stars friendly possible, says Desabre

first_img0Shares0000Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre (right) chats with his Harambee Stars counterpart Sebastien Migne during the Mashemeji Derby at the Kasarani Stadium on February 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 11 – Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has opened up to the possibility of friendly matches between his men and Kenya’s Harambee Stars in preparation for June’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.Desabre was in the country over the weekend for the Mashemeji Derby on the invitation of his fellow Frenchman, Kenya’s Sebastien Migne and with both having qualified for the Cup of Nations, he says it would be great to size up against each other. “Maybe yes, it is a possibility. If we can play together to prepare it will be very good for both of us because Kenya has a good team and we also have a good team,” Desabre told Capital Sport.“But first we must await the draw. Maybe we are in the same group,” the Uganda Cranes boss further joked.Kenya was assured of a place in the Cup of Nations for the first time in a decade and a half following Sierra Leone’s expulsion from the qualifiers while the Cranes currently lead their group with a match to spare.“It is great that both of us are going to Egypt and I am happy for him (Migne) and Kenya fans because they deserve this. He is a great and very professional coach and I wish him all the best. Maybe we (Kenya and Uganda) are not the favorites to go and win but we will go there and do our best,” he asserted.There is a possibility of the three East Africa Nations, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania all qualifying for the Egypt showpiece. But, Tanzania’s qualification heavily depends on a win against Uganda at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre chats with Erisa Ssekisambu and Shafik Batambuze alongside Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay after the Mashemeji Derby at the Kasarani Stadium on February 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluUganda is the only team assured of a qualification slot from Group L as they have not lost any of their five games. Lesotho (2), Tanzania (3) and Cape Verde (4) all have a chance of qualification.If Tanzania beats Uganda in Dar and Lesotho drops points against Cape Verde, then the Taifa Stars will complete the East African trinity to Egypt. But Desabre says he is not about to do anyone favors.“We have qualified but the match against Tanzania will be important for us. We want to finish the qualification without conceding a goal,” the Frenchman stated.Meanwhile, the tactician has said there is a place in his team for Gor Mahia left back Shafik Batambuze, bit has urged the former Tusker FC man to continue working hard as the position is highly competitive.Desabre watched Batambuze put up a solid 90 minutes during the derby and also had a few glances at Erisa Ssekisambu who came on as a second half substitute. AFC’s Baker Lukooya didn’t have a chance to audition in front of the tactician as he was an unused sub.Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre with Erisa Ssekisambu and Shafik Batambuze after the Mashemeji Derby at the Kasarani Stadium on February 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“He did a very good game today and I am very happy for the boy. But, in this position we have up to four players; there’s Walusimbi (Godfrey), Ochaya Joseph) who is playing in TP Mazembe and Muleme (Isaac) in Egypt. But, it is a possibility and that is why I am here today,” Desabre said.He added; “I follow many players and that is my job. I am from Europe where I looked at some players. We have 50 players we are following up for the AFCON,” he added.Looking back at the derby, Desabre said he was impressed by Gor Mahia’s display and they were deserved winners over their arch rivals.“At the end of the game 2-0 was a correct result for the game. Leopards had two chances, but I think Gor Mahia controlled the ball well with good organization in their 4-4-2 style,” the Frenchman added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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FRIENDS WON’T BE WEIGHED DOWN BY THEIR DONEGAL CATCH!

first_imgThe friends pose after salvaging the anchor from The Mall in Ballyshannon. Pic by Kenneth McDonagh.An anchor which is understood to be up to 150 years old was pulled from the water at the Mall, Ballyshannon yesterday.The anchor is believed to be from the time of the wooden ships and was built between 1800 and 1900.The anchor was passed on to the Ballyshannon museum who will have it on display in the coming weeks after they preserve it. Freinds Paul Gallagher, Pierce Harte, Micky Doherty and Eddie Mc Fadden all posed with the anchor after helping to salvage it.A real Donegal Catch if ever there was one! FRIENDS WON’T BE WEIGHED DOWN BY THEIR DONEGAL CATCH! was last modified: July 29th, 2013 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:anchorBallyshannonThe Malllast_img read more

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20 waiting for bed in Letterkenny University Hospital

first_imgFigures released by the INMO today show that 20 people are currently waiting for a bed in Letterkenny University Hospital.12 are waiting on trolleys, and 8 are waiting in ward overflow areas.This follows yesterday’s appeal from Saolta, the company which oversees Letterkenny University Hospital, urging people to only go to the Emergency Department in the case of a real emergency. Yesterday 30 patients were waiting in the Emergency Department.Nationally, today has been one of the busiest days in September for Irish hospitals as 338 people wait for a bed; 266 wait on trolleys and 72 wait on wards.20 waiting for bed in Letterkenny University Hospital was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more

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IAG launches LEVEL with 99-euro trans-Atlantic fares.

first_imgInternational Airlines Group will launch its new low-cost carrier in mid-2017 with fares as low 99 euros ($US149) one-way from Barcelona to the US west Coast, Argentina and the Dominican Republic.The new long-haul LCC, branded LEVEL, will fly two new Airbus A330 aircraft fitted with 293 economy and 21 premium economy seats. The economy seats will be in a 2-4-2 configuration with a 30-inch seat pitch with 9-inch video screens while those travelling in premium economy will get a 37-inch pitch and 12-inch screens.The new carrier is IAG’s response to the aggressive expansion on trans-Atlantic routes by Norwegian Airlines as well as moves by in the long-haul LCC market by  Lufthansa and Air France. Barcelona is the airline’s first hub but IAG has made no secret of the fact that it intends to expand to other European cities.Everyone travelling on LEVEL will get some form of free entertainment and those in premium economy get checked luggage, meals, seat selection and the latest movie releases as part of the package.The airline said those travelling in economy would be able to choose what they want to buy “based on a menu of choices” and high-speed internet connectivity will be available with prices starting at €8.99. Passengers will be able to earn and redeem Avios points, the loyalty currency for IAG airlines.”LEVEL is an exciting new IAG airline brand which will bring a stylish and modern approach to flying at prices that are even more affordable,’’ IAG boss Willie Walsh said in a statement. “It will benefit from having the strength of one of the world’s largest airline groups behind it.”LEVEL will become IAG’s fifth main airline brand alongside Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. It will complement our existing airline portfolio and further diversify our current customer base.”Barcelona is Vueling’s home base and this will allow customers to connect from Vueling’s extensive European network onto LEVEL’s longhaul flights.”This is just the start. We’re really excited about the opportunities for expansion and we plan to bring LEVEL to other European destinations.’’Flights to Los Angeles start on June 1, 2017 and  will operate twice weekly while those to San Francisco (Oakland) start the next day on a three times a week schedule.Twice-weekly services to Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, start on June 10, while three-times weekly services to Buenos Aires start June 17.last_img read more

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Free screenings of

first_img7 July 2014South Africans will be able to watch a free morning screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at selected cinemas across the country on 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day.The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ster Kinekor have partnered for the screenings, enabling members of the public to watch the 9.45am show of the award-winning biopic at any of 31 selected cinemas, on a first come, first served basis.The film, which covers Mandela’s extraordinary life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as president of South Africa, pays tribute to the revered world statesman who dedicated his life to the struggle against apartheid and the fight for freedom.“We are delighted to host South Africans for free in our cinemas to be inspired by this magnificent film based on our Madiba’s magnificent legacy,” Ster Kinekor CEO Fiaz Mohamed said. “We hope that many will leave our cinemas motivated more readily to serve others and serve our country.”Producer Anant Singh said his company had partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Mandela Day activities since its inception, and was delighted to continue the association.“We hope that the audience watching the film will be inspired to give back to their communities by following Madiba’s example,” Singh said.Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang said Madiba’s value system “rests on three pillars: free yourself, free others and serve every day. Let us all emulate the servant leader we loved by all becoming servant leaders ourselves.”The film will be screened at the following cinemas: Blueroute; Bridge; Brooklyn; Carlton; Carnival City; Cavendish; Cresta; Eastgate; Festival Mall; Gateway; Greenstone; Mall Of The North; Maponya; Mimosa; Mooi Rivier; Musgrave; N1 City; Northgate; Northmead; Parow; Promenade Mall; Riversquare; Rustenburg; Sandton; Secunda; Shelly Beach; Southgate; Sterland; Westgate; Wonderpark; and Zone@Rosebank.Nelson Mandela International Day was officially adopted as an annual international day by the United Nations in November 2009.The idea is to do something of benefit to those around you on the day, which was inspired by Mandela himself when he said, at his 90th birthday celebration in London’s Hyde Park in 2008: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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Death Before Dishonor: Secure Email Services Shut Down Rather Than Comply With Feds

first_imgAfter secure email provider Lavabit—famously used by NSA leaker Edward Snowden—shut its services down in an attempt to avoid what its CEO Ladar Levison called “crimes against the American people,” Silent Circle said it would terminate its own email service, Silent Mail.Unlike Lavabit, which suggested it had received a court order to turn over information about its users, Silent Circle hadn’t received a warrant or other notice from the government. Instead, in a statement to TechCrunch, Silent Circle CEO Michael Janke said he anticipated the government would come after them given the nature of the clientele who use Silent Mail. Silent Circle offers other, more inherently secure services, but it saw email as the weak link that would give the government leverage in handing information over.Here’s the statement Janke gave TechCrunch:There are some very high profile people on Silent Circle—and I mean very targeted people—as well as heads of state, human rights groups, reporters, special operations units from many countries. We wanted to be proactive because we knew [the US government] would come after us due to the sheer amount of people who use us- let alone the “highly targeted high profile people.” They are completely secure and clean on Silent Phone, Silent Text and Silent Eyes, but email is broken because govt can force us to turn over what we have. So to protect everyone and to drive them to use the other three peer-to-peer products—we made the decision to do this before men [in] suits show up. Now—they are completely shut down—nothing they can get from us or try and force from us—we literally have nothing anywhere.The Guardian, one of the publications to first reveal Snowden’s claims about widespread government surveillance, points out that other secure email services may soon come under similar pressure.In related news, the Obama administration is meeting with representatives from technology companies to allay their concerns about government surveillance programs, Politico reports.  A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Edward Snowden#email#Government#Ladar Levison#Lavabit#Michael Janke#nsa#Prism#Silent Circle#Silent Mail Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market say sahmedsaymediacom Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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