Atlético lands in Canada

first_imgCurrently the operations of Ottawa Fury ceased, so if this investment of Atlético de Madrid in Canadian territory was completed, they would start from scratch just as they did in Mexico in 2017 when acquiring Atlético de San Luis in the Liga MX. Currently, businessman Marc Goudie is the owner of the Canadian franchise, as well as the owner of the Redblacks football team of the Canadian Football League and the Ottawa Hockey 67’s team. Goudie also owns the rights to use TD Place Stadium, which has a capacity for 24,000 people.Atlético de Madrid is going through a positive moment by doubling the volume of its earnings this last year and contemplating a growth in which the expansion of the brand has played an important role helping the evolution of the business, the investment would be made through the Atlético de Madrid International Holding company created in 2017 by the rojiblanco council to manage the first investment made in the Americas. Ottawa would be the destination chosen by Atlético de Madrid to have a second franchise in the Americas and thus strengthen the presence of its brand in North America in accordance with the Spanish team’s expansion project. The team chosen would be the Ottawa Fury FC located in the Canadian capital, club founded in 2011, and that today is not registered or participating in any league after CONCACAF decided not to renew their permission to continue competing in the United Soccer League, so that this form joined the Canadian league that in 2019 had a relaunch and that will play its second season in this 2020.last_img read more

6-year-old succumbs to injuries

first_imgHours after a horrific smash-up involving a motor car and a minibus on Sunday, six-year-old Arianna Hughes of Lot 23-44 Rohan Housing Scheme, Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) succumbed while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital.The young girl sustained severe internal and head injuries as a result of the head-on collision. She reportedly took her last breath about 03:45h on Monday.Her mother, 31-year-old Shennelle Hughes along with Jada Enmore, 9; Tyrese Arthur, 4; Prem Persaud, 46; Lakeram Persaud, 21, and Rookmine Persaud all remain patients at the medical facility nursing head injuries and broken bones.The mangled minibus after the collisionThe victims were occupants of minibus BHH 8451 and motor car PMM 548, which collided head on while travelling along the Soesdyke-Linden Highway on Sunday.Initial investigations revealed that the driver of the motor car, Shennelle Hughes, drove into a pool of water thus causing her to lose control of the vehicle and swerve into the path of the minibus resulting in a collision.The motor car which was driven by Shenelle HughesSeveral persons from both vehicles sustained injuries and were rushed to the Diamond hospital where they were treated, but those persons with the more serious injuries were transferred to the GPHC.When Guyana Times contacted the relatives of the dead child, they refused to comment on the matter. However, according to reports, the child’s mother remains in critical condition at the medical facility.Investigations into the accident are ongoing.last_img read more

Int’l operations rescue company from ‘flat’ domestic market

first_imgDDL financial reportDemerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and its subsidiaries have recorded increased profits as a result of impressive performance on the international markets, where their turnover grew by 20%, despite the domestic turnover increasing by less thanKomal Samaroo, Chairman of the DDL Board of Directorsone per cent over the first six months of this year.Komal Samaroo, Chairman of the DDL Board of Directors, noted that “while turnover in the domestic market was relatively flat, increasing marginally by 0.5 per cent in the period, turnover in our international markets grew by an impressive 20%.”Samaroo this past weekend presented the DDL Interim Report for 2017, in which he reported that the company’s turnover on the domestic market remained ‘flat.’The consolidated report has incorporated the accounts of subsidiaries Demerara Contractors and Engineers Limited, Demerara Shipping Company, Tropical Orchard Products Company (TOPCO), DDL Trinidad and Tobago, DDL St Kitts and Nevis, DDL United States of America, Demerara Rum Company Inc and Breitensteing Holdings BC. Also incorporated into the group’s accounts are National Rums of Jamaica, Diamond Fire and General Insurance Inc, and DDL Hyderabad.According to the information supplied in the company’s interim financial report for the first half of 2017, turnover for the first half of the year grew by seven per cent, increasing from $8.5 billion to almost $9.1billion.Samaroo has since indicated that the DDL Group will continue to place “great emphasis on the development of its brands, particularly in its overseas markets.”The company did manage to secure an increase in profit before taxes over the period when compared with last year, earning just about $154 million more.The DDL Group, for the first half of 2017, earned $1.3billion before paying taxes. This compares well with the $1.1billion it had earned during the previous year.“Profit after taxation for the first half of the year was $936 million, compared to $805 million in the previous year,” according to Samaroo, the company’s Chairman.The company currently boasts assets valued at the end of June at some $26.7 billion, down from the audited position at the end of 2016, which appraised DDL’s total assets to be $27 billion.With just over $1 billion as cash in hand and at bank, its inventory at the end of June was recorded at just over $11.1billion, while its property, plant and equipment have been appraised at just over $9.5 billion.According to the company’s consolidated statement of financial position, it has in excess of $346 million earmarked as recoverable taxes for the first half of the year, while its investments and investment properties total just over $2.7 billion.The company is not without liability, since, according to its financial statement, it has close to $2 billion in loans which are due after one year, and another billion earmarked as deferred tax.The company has also secured a bank overdraft in excess of $2 billion, while its trade and other payables stand at just over $1.1 billion.last_img read more

Opposition launches counter-offensive ahead of 2020 polls

first_img…it is clear to me they are planning to rig the elections – JagdeoThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) believes the President’s unilateral action in appointing retired Justice James Patterson as head of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is but the first shot in a pathway to a rigged 2020 elections.As such, the Party has moved to set-up an internal group meant to combat any rigging attempts by the David Granger-led Administration, including the early training of its polling agents among other measures.The counter measures were announced on Wednesday by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo who was at the time speaking at a media conference at his Church Street Office in Georgetown.Jagdeo was adamant that the fight for free and fair elections was not one for the PPP but for all Guyanese.The Opposition Leader told media operatives that in light of what transpired over the appointment of the GECOM Chairman, the Party now has a healthy distrust for the list of voters.“This is not about who wins the election,” the Opposition Leader told media operatives, as he disclosed that among the outreaches, the Party will also be reaching out to the United States of America, Britain and Canada.According to Jagdeo, the PPP currently harbours concerns about the database at GECOM over what happen in this period.”The Opposition Leader in pointing to his party’s belief that Government is setting the stage for a rigged 2020 elections, pointed too to fears over the potential tampering of birth certificates at the Ministry of Citizenship headed by Minister Winston Felix.“We are training our polling agents already,” he disclosed as the party prepares to ensure that votes cannot be stolen at the level of polling place.Speaking to media operatives on the matter, the former President used the occasion to point out the furor that has been sparked across the country by civil society organisations, the Private Sector, religious leaders and individuals to speak out against the appointment.Jagdeo insists the matter flies in the face of the rule of law and said the only persons in support of the President is the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and its apologists.He was adamant about the President’s departure from the 25-year-old precedent accepted by both the PNC and PPP in the form of the Carter Formula.According to Jagdeo, the President’s actions have “grave implications for our future and for the well-being of the country.”“This seems to be the first shot in a path that would lead to rigged elections… that this is just the precursor of many other similar undemocratic acts that will follow that will lead to a denial of free and fair elections in Guyana,” Jagdeo told journalists on Wednesday.He reminded that “this fear is justified given the documented history of the rigging of elections by the PNC”.Jagdeo used the occasion to also react to those that have been calling for the Opposition to drop the matter and move on, reminding that the action of the President is in fact a violation of the Constitution.Speaking to the matter of constitutional reform, Jagdeo told those in attendance at his Church Street Office, that the PPP was looking for compliance with the constitutional provisions.Turning his attention to the perceived disdain with which the President views the Chief Justice’s ruling, Jagdeo pointed to Granger’s reported assertions that he did not have to provide reasons for the refusal of any of the 18 names provided since it was unenforceable.According to the Opposition Leader, the pronouncement by the Chief Justice was not a statement – as it was referred to by the President – but rather a court ruling that has to be complied with.He was quick to point out also that while the President may be immune from personal prosecution, his decisions can be challenged in court.The Opposition Leader also used the occasion to expand on his party’s decision to adopt a campaign of non-cooperation with Government but clarified that elected and constitutional positions will not be shirked.According to the Opposition Leader, the Party is looking to be guided by three core principles in this regard. “Where ever we have to perform statutory function by virtue of being elected by the people, or function required by the Constitution and by law the Party will participate,” he declared.Jagdeo said too that the PPP will remain engaged in activities where it can be afforded the opportunity to expose the wrongdoings and corruption on the part of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Administration.He reported too that the Party has since taken a position on its participation in the National Assembly. According to Jagdeo, “We will go to Parliament,” as well as to continue to field its GECOM Commissioners.Jagdeo explained the position saying, “our fear is they could very well take decision that in our absence will be inimica….it is clear to me they are planning to rig the elections and we are not going to disappear because that is their intention… We are not going to cringe up and go into a corner… and we are not going to get away from the country and hand it over to them.”According to Jagdeo, “we will participate in bodies where we can advocate for the benefit of the people and we can defend their interests.”He was adamant, however, that the Party will not be participating in any Government related activities that are on the periphery of its core focus.The Opposition Leader told media operatives that as the PPP ‘ups the ante,’ the President will be met with protest action in each of the regions he will travel to.According to Jagdeo, President Granger will be “faced with protest action exposing the illegalities he committed.”Jagdeo said he is convinced that the President “and the others knew that he was acting unconstitutionally and against the Chief Justice’s ruling and that is why they hurried in the late hours of the night and swore in Patterson.”The Opposition Leader is adamant that the action on the part of the Administration to swear in Patterson at 20:30h was in order to prevent the Opposition approaching the court to halt the entire affair.Jagdeo will, on Friday, lead a delegation to Berbice where the Party intends to continue with its sensitisation campaign following the unilateral appointment of Justice (rtd) Patterson – in the process rejecting a total of 18 nominees submitted by the Leader of the Opposition.He this past weekend, fielded a delegation to Region One (Barima-Waini) as part of the Party’s reaction to the GECOM fallout.last_img read more

Rockets’ Howard suspended for a game

first_img Duncan played for the U.S. teams at the FIBA Americas qualifying tournaments in 1999 and 2003. Colangelo, who has said the team will include role players and not be simply a collection of superstars, plans to announce the first batch of camp invitees by the NBA All-Star break in mid-February. Mavericks’ Daniels out: Dallas Mavericks guard Marquis Daniels will miss at least two weeks because of a strained neck that has been slow to heal. Daniels was hurt Dec. 15 on a flagrant foul by Phoenix center Kurt Thomas. He missed the next two games, played one, then missed three more. He came back for four games, then re-aggravated the injury Thursday and hasn’t played since. “We just want to give it time to settle down,” Dallas coach Avery Johnson said before a game Saturday night against Minnesota. “That hit he took from Kurt Thomas was pretty, pretty hard. He tried to come back, but is still pretty sore.” Daniels is averaging 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 34.4 minutes over 27 games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Houston Rockets forward Juwan Howard was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Saturday for shoving the basketball into the face of Toronto guard Mike James. James drove toward the basket and was fouled by Howard during the second quarter of Toronto’s 112-92 victory Friday night. The players exchanged words before Howard approached James and shoved the ball into his face. James was restrained by his teammates. Both received a technical, and Howard was ejected. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Jerry Colangelo, managing director of USA Basketball, said that Duncan’s agent, Lon Babby, had called with the news earlier this week. Because of the call, Colangelo did not meet with Duncan when the San Antonio Spurs came to town this weekend. Colangelo, chosen to form a team to bring the U.S. back to world prominence in the sport, is requiring players to make a three-year commitment. The commitment includes a training camp in July, probably to be held in Las Vegas, as well as exhibition games in China and South Korea leading up to the worlds in Japan in August. There will be another training camp next year, followed by another and more exhibition games prior to the 2008 Games in Beijing. Colangelo said has met with 15 to 18 players, and Duncan was the first to say he would not take part. Some, including Shaquille O’Neal, have said they were still considering it, while others, including Allen Iverson, have said they were willing to make the commitment. Duncan was part of the U.S. team that won the bronze medal at the 2004 Olympics. He was selected for the U.S. team at the 2000 Olympics but had to withdraw with a knee injury. center_img Howard will serve his suspension Sunday night when the Rockets host the Denver Nuggets. No Olympics for Duncan: San Antonio center Tim Duncan has officially notified USA Basketball that he will not be a part of the U.S. team that will compete at this year’s world championships and the 2008 Olympics. last_img read more

Katie Gibbons hits the jackpot in Malin GAA club!

first_imgThis week’s lotto jackpot of €550 was won by Katie Gibbons, Malin Head. The seller’s prize went to Stephen Farren.The numbers drawn were 7-3-1-5-4-2-6. Next week’s jackpot is €500. Last week’s lotto was not won, Mary Houten won the €50 with the numbers drawn 4-2-7-6-3-1-5.The club are taking all the lotto sellers to the Bowling Alley on Saturday the 17th of December for a day out to thank them for their hard work all year. The club would also like to thank all of the parents who help transport the sellers around the parish every week. Finally we would like to thank all of the local community who keep supporting our weekly lotto.Anyone with Underage Christmas tickets are asked to leave them back with their managers as soon as they can or they can leave them in McClean’s shop for the attention of Maria McLaughlin on or before Friday the 16th of December. The draw will take place on Sunday the 19th of December.Our Grupai Cheoil and dancers participated in the Scor County final last Sunday and although they didn’t win, they performed and represented the club very well. The club would like to thank our Scor team and also Roisin McGrory and Janet Coyle.This year’s AGM will take place on Friday the 9th of December in the clubhouse at 7:30pm. All motions to be with secretary in writing to Elaine McColgan, Strand Head, Malin or by e-mail by Tuesday the 6th of December. The minor board AGM was held last week with the make-up of the committee largely the same as last year with Danny Lafferty as Secretary and Seamus McLaughlin as Chairperson. Accounts were given of each team and it was a largely successful year at underage with nearly all teams reaching finals and the latter stages of their respective competitions. All teams are getting plenty of matches and training, helping to learn the skills of the game which will hopefully come through to senior football in the near future.All coaches deserve great credit for giving up their time every week with all age ranges and an appeal was made by the secretary and chair for more assistance for coaches.We would ask that all club members and parents take a more active role in the club as it really does take a massive effort to keep our underage structures in place. If anyone is interested in helping out next year please make themselves known to any club member and we look forward to another successful season in 2017.The club are featured on a Wild Atlantic Way calendar which contains many spectacular pictures along the route. The club are selling these priced at €10 from the club shop or any committee member. This would make a lovely present to send to friends or relatives who may be living abroad. Contact John Byrne for further details on 0862507380.All bookings for sports hall/gym should be made through Susan Byrne 0867832242. All bookings for pitch should be made through Gerard Mc Laughlin 0868704255. All bookings for upstairs/ function room should be made through John Mc Laughlin 0863858654. Remember the clubhouse is available for private functions/parties with stage, sound system, kitchen, bar and toilet facilities – contact John on the above number. Also anyone looking to borrow chairs or other items from clubhouse should also contact John.The night out for all club coaches will be on the 10th of December meeting in Malin at 6pm.The pool room is open every Saturday and Sunday evenings from 8pm to 11pm in the clubhouse. All welcome.There will be Irish dancing lessons upstairs in the clubhouse every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:15pm and every Friday 4:00 to 5:30 for boys and girls from age 3 and upwards. All beginners welcome, competitive and non-competitive dancers. Contact Donna for more details 0862615755. The Club Shop is open every Saturday from 12.00pm to 2pm and Sunday from 11.20am to 2pm or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242. The shop stocks a great range of in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats, gear bags and much more club merchandise. The club Facebook page has a picture of some of the many items available along with a price list.Charlie Byrne Health and Fitness is now running exercises classes in the New Get Fit Gym at the Malin Gaa Clubhouse. Mixed morning classes at 6:30am and 9:30am, Ladies only class at 6:30pm and Indoor cycling at 7:30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Men’s class on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30pm.  €5 per class. Call 0874103782 or message on Facebook for more details.All items for the club notes should be sent to Brendan Monagle on 0863777015 and or Linda McColgan on 0863452769 and or private message our Facebook page.Katie Gibbons hits the jackpot in Malin GAA club! was last modified: December 5th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:MalinMalin GAAlast_img read more

St Eunan’s Class of ’77 reunion is finally here

first_imgThere will be a lot of nostalgia, stories and good craic as the St Eunan’s College Class of 77 Reunion takes place this weekend starting, 27th October .This Friday night the party begins with an informal get together in Blake’s Bar, Main Street, Letterkenny, at around 9pm – all welcome.On Saturday the classmates are having a bite to eat in the Brewery Bar, Market Square, Lettekenny.Nothing too formal, but we need to get some numbers, so if you want to be included for the meal just contact either John Walsh on 087 4250870 or Don Sheridan on 085 8504125. See you all there.St Eunan’s Class of ’77 reunion is finally here was last modified: October 24th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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

Appeal launched after theft of distinctive jeep in Gweedore

first_imgAn appeal has been made following the overnight theft of a distinctive jeep in Gweedore.A white Land Rover Discovery Sport was stolen from the driveway of a house sometime between 2-6am.The jeep bears the recognisable 171-DL-1 number plate. The culprits broke into the house at Knockastoller and took the keys and a sum of cash before making off in the jeep.Anyone with any information about the theft or with any sightings of the jeep are asked to contact Gardaí.Appeal launched after theft of distinctive jeep in Gweedore was last modified: April 29th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:GardaiGweedoreLand Rover Discoverytheftlast_img read more

Video: What the Warriors need to do beat the Rockets in Game 4

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceColumnist Dieter Kurtenbach explains what the Golden State Warriors need to do to win Game 4 of the NBA second round playoff series against the Houston Rockets. If they win, they will take control of the series; if they lose, the series will stand at 2-2 and could go the full seven games.The second-half rotations have not been successful in games 2 and 3, and the Warriors need a true ball handler on the floor. With …last_img read more

Money Is An Outcome

first_imgEverybody wants more money. Most people are not willing to do what it takes to make more money. And the people who want money the most are often mistaken about what they need to attract the money they want. Much of what they do repels money from them.People Are the EndIf you put money before people you will have trouble making money. This does not mean that you should not run a profitable business, that you should not care about your fiscal responsibilities, or that you should not have goals and targets.By treating people as a means to an end that is money, you set priorities in such a way that money becomes difficult to gain. By treating people as an ends in and of themselves, you make it easier to acquire money.Clients Are the EndIf you put money before your clients or customers you will have a tough time “extracting” the money you want from their checkbooks.Putting your customers before money doesn’t mean that you should reduce your price to win the clients you need. Valuing your current clients more than you value money does not require that you make unnecessary “investments” in buying the business. What it means is that by valuing your clients more than you value money, you make money easier to acquire.The Money FollowsMoney, especially profit, accrue to those who create value for others. Those who create greater value make greater money. Those who create greater value for even more people, make even more money.Revenue is the result of selling well and taking care of your clients. Gross profit is the result of a good business model. Net profit is the result of excellent leadership, good management, and fiscal discipline.In business, increasing revenue and profit is the result of doing 1,000 things right, chief among those are valuing people and teaching them to do purposeful and meaningful work for clients about whom you care deeply.Money, in all its various forms, is an outcome.last_img read more