The return of the Bundesliga, in danger by a direct from Hertha’s locker room

first_imgHertha responds and suspends youThe club has not been slow to react and has issued an official statement in which it announces that it is suspending it for training and matches from this moment: “Salomon Kalou has given the impression in his video that the Hertha players do not take seriously the prescribed rules of distance and hygiene by the health authorities. The club would like to say that this was the single player failure. The fact that other team members did not draw their attention to this misconduct and respond with a handshake to the greeting shows that regular references to distance and hygiene rules should be even more intense. “In addition, and despite the punishment, Salomon Kalou has apologized through his club’s website: “Sorry if I gave the impression that I am not taking the coronavirus seriously. I apologize for this. It is the opposite of my case, because I am especially concerned about people in Africa, because medical care is not as good as in Germany. I really didn’t think and was happy that our tests were negative And I also want to apologize to those who showed themselves in the video that they didn’t know. “Michael Preetz, general manager of the club, also wanted to respond: “Salomon Kalou not only caused much harm to Hertha BSC with his video, but especially in the current social discussion on the resumption of play and the role of professional football, it seems that individual players do not take the issue of coronavirus seriously. However, I would like to expressly emphasize that we have drawn everyone’s attention to hygiene and distance standards and ensure that they are strictly adhered to. We are clearly guided by the provisions of the health authority responsible for us and the recommendations of the RKI. Hertha regrets Salomon Kalou’s conduct, especially as he is an experienced player, but the extent of the misconduct requires constant action. “For the Bundesliga “it is unacceptable”The reaction of the Bundesliga to the images was immediate, although in a first statement via Twitter, they merely condemn the lack of respect for sanitary measures. “The images of Salomon Kalou from the Hertha locker room are absolutely unacceptable. There can be no tolerance for this, also with regard to the players and clubs that adhere to the guidelines because they have understood the gravity of the situation,” the organization assures in the social network. The Bundesliga anxiously awaits Angela Merkel and her government to order the resumption of the top German competition at a meeting with German prime ministers on Wednesday, but a video of Salomon Kalou, striker for Hertha Berlin, can change everything. The Teutonic means They already talk about the biggest football scandal in recent years for the content of the recording that not only violates the sanitary guidelines imposed by the federation, but also It was shared live with all the followers of Kalou on the social network Instagram. The club has reacted to the act of the footballer and has decided to suspend him. In addition, it considers it “failure of a single player” and supports that it is neither an example nor the entity acts in such a way. Kalou has had to apologize.Before them, Kalou supports his mobile at the locker of the locker room, from where the device begins to record statements that are already going around Germany. The Ivorian shows a sealed envelope, supposedly with the player’s payroll inside, and begins to complain along with his partner Vedad Ibisevic of the salary cuts agreed with the club from the Teutonic capital. The Bosnian striker blames the entity for subtracting more money than agreed.“Why are they lying to us? Maybe it was a deliberate mistake. If they did the same with each player, they could make a lot of money“Says Ibisevic. Another voice inside the dressing room adds: “Yes, 3000 over here, 5000 over there.” Ibisevic continues: “They are crazy, brother. I am going to ask them: ‘are you kidding us?’ Imagine that we are going and we say to them: ‘we have come this far. We do not give it to you. You want to tease us.’ But we have already signed the damn paper “.It is not clear if his colleagues are aware that they are being recorded. The most shocking thing is the behavior of the members of the Berlin staff, who at no time comply with the health plan imposed by the federation. Upon entering the locker room, Kalou shook Ibisevic’s hand, a gesture strictly prohibited by the competition body. They also don’t keep the meter and a half away between the players. The thing is not there.In the next shot, Kaolu leaves the locker room and breaks into a room where the Hertha’s physical therapist, David de Mel, was performing the coronavirus test on his partner Jordan Torunarigha. De Mel, aware of the seriousness of the situation, goes to Kalou and urges him to turn off the phone immediately. “Sala, please delete the video!”he pleads. Kalou laughs and replies: “I’m just making a joke, everything is fine.” Mel replied: “There can only be two people in this room “.last_img read more

Thompson, Fajardo top PBA All-Star fan balloting

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Japeth Aguilar – 23,348Calvin Abueva – 18,655LA Tenorio – 14,381Paul Lee – 14,095Marc Pingris – 14,019Jayson Castro – 12,871Mark Caguioa – 11,601Marcio Lassiter – 11,265Alex Cabagnot – 10,675Arwind Santos – 9,666Visayas All-StarsJune Mar Fajardo – 32,135James Yap – 30,203Kiefer Ravena – 27,642Greg Slaughter – 21,016Terrence Romeo – 20,720Joe Devance – 18.009Roger Pogoy – 13,908Jeff Chan – 13,472Chris Ross – 12,468Aldrech Ramos – 9,123Mindanao All-StarsScottie Thompson – 33,068Mark Barroca – 31,810Jio Jalalon – 26,850Peter June Simon – 26,754Mac Belo – 21,732Cyrus Baguio – 15,583JP Erram – 15,161Rafi Reavis – 14,831Baser Amer – 14,340Sonny Thoss – 11,577Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ravena, Teng relish chance to pay it forward as coaches in NBTC All-Star Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netScottie Thompson and June Mar Fajardo will lead their respective squads when the 2018 PBA All-Star Week rolls on from May 23 to 27.The Ginebra guard was the top vote-getter in the fan balloting with 33,068 votes as he is set to carry the mantle for the Mindanao All-Stars.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil At second place is the reigning four-time PBA Most Valuable Player, who amassed 32,135 votes as he leads the fight for the Visayas All-Stars.Mark Barroca of Magnolia finished at third with 31,810 votes to earn his spot in Mindanao, while James Yap of Rain or Shine placed fourth in the fan balloting with 30,203 votes to once again be a starter for Visayas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGinebra forward Japeth Aguilar collected 23,348 votes to earn his spot captain the Luzon All-Stars.This year’s PBA All-Star festivities will once again be a three-leg affair as the selection will take on Gilas Pilipinas in Digos, Batangas, and Ilo-ilo. Completing the starters for Luzon are Calvin Abueva of Alaska (18,655), LA Tenorio (14,381), Paul Lee (14,095), and Marc Pingris (14,019).Also starting for Visayas are super rookie Kiefer Ravena (27,642), Greg Slaughter (21,016), and Terrence Romeo (20,720).Mindanao, on the other hand, will have Jio Jalalon (26,850), Peter June Simon (26,754), and Mac Belo (21,732) in its starting five.Here are the top 10 for all three PBA All-Star teams:Luzon All-StarsADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Fabra’s Bold Initiative: Modern Rice Processing in Liberia

first_imgFabra Liberia Inc., a wholly Liberian-owned agricultural holding company, has begun modern rice processing in Kakata, Margibi County.Our Reporter, Gloria Tamba, reported that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf inaugurated the facility last week, and praised Fabra for its persistence and determination over the past five years it took to own its first rice processing facility. Said the President during the ceremony, “I’m glad that Liberia has its first industrial rice processing and warehousing facility which stands to benefit the citizens.  I want to see more industrial processing plants that will create job opportunities . . .”The President lamented that Liberia continues to be known as an exporter of iron ore, rubber and timber, but not agricultural commodities.  She urged Liberians to develop processing plants that would produce fruit juices as well.   This would stop our many fruits, such as citrus (grape fruit, lime, orange and tangerine) from rotting.  The surplus production of these fruits would be processed into canned juices for local and foreign consumption, and curtail the necessity of importing such commodities, as we have done from time immemorial.Thank God for the President’s recognition of the need for processing fruit juices.  Most Liberians have never heard the story about a letter that was written to President William V.S. Tubman during his first year as President.  The letter was written to him in June 1944 by a man named George S. Best, patriarch of the Best family in Liberia.  In his letter, Mr. Best, who was also an agriculturist, urged the President, at the onset of his administration, to open canning factories to produce fruit juices from the many, many fruits that could be found rotting each year all over the country. George Best then told the President that he had enough time to make this happen—eight years in office.The mention of eight years was probably Mr. Best’s mistake.  He never received a reply to his letter.  His children years later found the letter in their father’s carefully maintained archives; but there was not a trace of a reply from the President.  And, of course, throughout his 27 years in office, there was never a canning factory in Liberia. Now, over 70 years later, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is dreaming of the day when we will start canning fruit juices in Liberia!Oh! How we have LOST TIME IN LIBERIA!  If the leadership could not accept the idea of a simple canning factory to stop our fruits from rotting, no wonder they never thought of encouraging Firestone to start manufacturing automobile tires and other rubber products in Liberia—not even after Liberia helped create the extensive West African market through founding of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).President Sirleaf’s dream of canning fruit juices in Liberia is a great idea whose time came 70 years ago, but the idea was shot down.  We encourage Liberians with land to start fruit plantations—almond, which grows plentifully in Liberia but which again, like cashew nuts, has been ignored; mango, German and golden plums; citrus and so many other fruits grown all over Liberia. Such plantations could create new industries in Liberia in the same way one of Liberia’s latest entrepreneurs, Fabio Levelanet, has created the modern rice processing enterprise.It is not entirely clear where Fabio will get the rice to keep his processing machines constantly running to produce processed rice for packaging and bagging.  We earnestly hope that he has already conceived the idea of encouraging the creation of  large scale mechanized rice farms in many parts of the country, both lowland and upland, that will keep his processing machines busy throughout the year.   Should this be done, then one day soon there will come a time when Liberia will no longer need to import rice.   When that day comes, the Central Bank of Liberia and other economic and financial watchers will no longer be reporting that Liberia spends over US$300 million annually on rice imports alone.  Instead, we would rather be exporting rice to some of our neighbors, and beyond.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Another Agricultural Wake-up Call: Export More Farm Produce

first_imgThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General said it all, reminding Liberians that they are in deep financial trouble because the country imports more than it exports.In a comprehensive presentation last Friday, Madam Elfrieda Stewart Tamba reported that the shortfall in revenue collection her Agency is experiencing right now is due to the high import ratio compared to Liberia’s low export capacity.The time has come for Liberia to stop blaming our economic woes on external factors, for example our perennial dependence on what foreign buyers say they will pay for our rubber and iron ore. What kind of governments have we been running that continually fail to realize that world prices of these commodities are perpetually unpredictable, and we must, therefore find other products to depend on? President V.S. Tubman was not yet 70 when in 1968 he paid a state visit to his friend and brother, President Felix Houphouet Boigny of the Ivory Coast. During that visit, Tubman and his delegation, which comprised leading Legislators and Cabinet Ministers, saw many highly positive developments in that country.The first was the paved roads they traveled on far into the Ivorian interior, past Bouake and on to Yamoussoukro, President Houphouet’s birthplace. The second was a post office in every small town they passed. The third was electricity everywhere; and the fourth, La Cote d’Ivoire was becoming rich, especially in agricultural produce, including most of the food they ate.Most particularly, the delegation saw a robust cocoa crop everywhere. At that point, the Ivory Coast was Africa’s second leading cocoa producer, next to Uganda. That was until the semi-illiterate and murderous dictator Idi Amin, following his coup d’état overthrowing the regime of President Milton Obote, mismanaged the Ugandan economy so terribly that soon, the Ivory Coast emerged as Africa’s leading cocoa producer.What did the Liberian delegation bring back from the state visit to La Cote d’Ivoire? Next to nothing! That country, like neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, has basically the same soil as Liberia’s. But did we decide following that visit, to plant cocoa? No, we did not. We failed to encourage our Nimba farmers, our most productive cocoa producers, to expand and modernize their cocoa farms and transform them into plantations. We continued to depend on that one agricultural product, rubber, even though we had seen throughout the years that rubber prices were so wickedly unpredictable, leading most small farmers often to close their farms because they could not afford to pay their workers.But all of the foregoing was during Tubman’s time. Since then we have had President William R. Tolbert, who seemed to have learnt a lot from his friend and brother, President Houphouet, whose daughter married Tolbert’s son A.B. Tolbert.President Tolbert created the Liberia Coffee and Cocoa Corporation (LCCC), which started growing the two crops. But it was soon discovered that state enterprises were NOT the answer. Rather, the AgricultureMinistry should have empowered the farmers themselves to produce these commodities, coffee and cocoa. How? The Ministry should have flooded the interior with well-trained agricultural extension agents to teach the farmers better growing methods, supply them with planting materials imported from the Ivory Coast and Brazil, as well as fertilizers and irrigation systems, and set the stage for serious coffee and cocoa growing.After Tolbert, came Samuel K. Doe; and after him, Charles Taylor, then President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Alas, not much has been done over this nearly a half century—1980 to 2017. Why we are so persistently accustomed to losing so much precious time in this our beloved country, Heaven knows.The Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) did a lot to engage Liberian farmers. LPMC regularly encouraged farmers to produce coffee, cocoa, palm kernels, palm oil and other produce. The farmers made money and LPMC became a thriving state enterprise. That was until the 1980 coup d’état and the PRC’s mismanagement of the entire economy. Specifically, Head of State Doe appointed Aletha Johnson Francis as Head of LPMC and she ran it to the ground. The corporation has not been able to recover since.Perhaps a revival of LPMC might be considered toward the revival of Liberian agriculture. We are fortunate to have still around two individuals who know all about how that Corporation successfully functioned—Ambassador Charles A. Minor and Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, now Vice President of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bandits rob, shoot security guard

first_imgThe spent warhead at the sceneA 60-year-old man of Independence Boulevard, Georgetown was on Saturday morning robbed and shot in front of his home, shortly after returning from a night shift.Keith Canzius’s house where the robbery occurredAccording to reports, the incident occurred at about 05:45h at Lot 239 Independence Boulevard, La Penitance.Keith Canzius, a security guard, was just about to open his gate after arriving home, when he was pounced upon by two males, one of whom was armed with a gun. A scuffle ensued and he was shot once to the left side of his chest.When this publication arrived at the scene, Canzius said he saw the duo on a bicycle just minutes before the incident but dismissed any ideas that they were about to rob him.However, as he attempted to enter the yard, the suspects charged at him, removing money from his pocket and a bracelet. One of men, he recalled demanded that he hand over a phone but he tossed it over the fence. After that, the bandits quickly made their escape on the said bicycle and fired one shot which caught him near his chest.“I spin around and the other one on the bike saying to ‘take he phone’ so I throw the phone in the yard. We had a scuffle and they ride away and the other one shoot me,” the injured man explained.He rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was treated and discharged. Meanwhile, a report was filed and Police visited the scene where CCTV footage was retrieved for processing. However, when Guyana Times visited the victim’s home, a spent shell was still present at the scene.The suspects escaped with $6000 and a bracelet valued at $90,000. The victim recalled that they wore hoodies to hide their faces.According to Canzius, the crime rate has been growing in his community and other family members have been robbed. Just recently, a nephew was the victim of a similar incident, allegedly by the same persons. He stated that their method of operation is during the morning and afternoon hours.“They rob my nephew and two other boys from the area and is the same two. That’s the time they does rob people – at 6 and 7 ‘o’ clock in the morning and in the afternoon. I glad if the camera working and the police can pick them up,” Canzius told this publication.last_img read more

Random goodies available at City’s surplus auction

first_imgResidents of Fort St. John should prepare for a four-hour shopping spree.On Wednesday, the City is holding its Auction of Surplus Items. The auction will take place at the Fort St. John Kids Arena between 5 and 9 p.m. The City will be selling all of its excess items.- Advertisement -Some items that will be auctioned off include bicycles, unclaimed items recovered from the RCMP, office equipment, a variety of electronics and unclaimed items located in local lost and founds.The actual auction will begin at 7 p.m., but potential shoppers are encouraged to show up anytime after 5 p.m. to view the merchandise for sale, as well as to register.Anyone interested in participating is asked to arrive by 6:30 p.m. at the latest to ensure an auction number.last_img

Alan Pardew denies reports linking Crystal Palace legend with move away

first_img1 Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says there has been no contact from any other Premier League clubs over the availability of goalkeeper Julian Speroni.The Argentinean has been linked with a move to Newcastle in January, who are without Tim Krul for the rest of the season.Speroni has lost his place in the Palace team to Wayne Hennessey but Pardew insists he wants to keep the club’s talismanic stopper.“I’ve seen that [rumour] in the paper with my old club Newcastle interested and others interested in Speroni but we’ve had no phonecalls or contact with any other clubs,” said Pardew.“We are always going to be in the frame with other clubs because we’ve got three great goalies, which is a real asset for us.“It’s an asset that I will be reluctant to weaken because it’s nice to have all three of them here.” Julian Speroni last_img read more


first_imgDONEGALDAILY.COM has smashed another incredible record – thanks to you, our readers.The county’s No1 source for news had more than 1.5 MILLION Page Views in January as more and more people enjoy getting the very latest news and sport at their fingertips.In fact 1,523,551 pages were viewed by more than 177,000 unique users last month, according to Google, the internet giant which monitors our site. Our readers have increased by more than 25% since the start of November, said Google.Up to 30,000 people log onto Donegal’s biggest news source each day, the statistics show.Statistics from our own dedicated servers show an incredible 13 million hits on the site in the past four weeks.Said Editor Stephen Maguire: “Our site is there to serve the people of Co Donegal and people from Co Donegal around the world and it is certainly doing that. “We try our best to reflect what’s happening in the county when it’s happening. Our readers are loyal supporters and we are very grateful to them.“As the site has grown, so has our coverage of every aspect of community life in the county. We would encourage everyone to keep getting in touch, whether it’s to highlight as issue or community or sporting event, of just to let other readers know about an issue.“Today I want to say 1.5 million ‘thank yous’ to our readers.”Follow us on us on THANK YOU! DONEGALDAILY.COM SMASHES 1.5 MILLION PAGE VIEWS BARRIER! was last modified: February 1st, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:1.5 million page views per monthdonegaldaily.comnew recordlast_img read more


first_imgOne handed golfer Edward and his perfect golf swing.A young golfer from Co Donegal who was born with just one hand is astounding the world of golf.Creeslough lad Edward O’Reilly, 14, was born with a birth defect which left him with one hand.But that hasn’t stopped him from taking up the game of golf and becoming one of the hottest young players on the circuit.Edward first started playing golf when he was just eight and has always taken lessons with local golf instructor Seamus McMonagle. Seamus says he has always been astounded by Edward’s attitude and says his young protege never gives up.“I have never seen Edward’s disability as a hindrance, only a challenge.”“Edward is an inspiration to teach. He never complains about anything. If he hits a bad shot he just smiles and gets on with it.“I see so many kids now that throw clubs around, oftentimes letting them go if they don’t hit a perfect shot and giving up after a few holes if things don’t go their way.” Edward’s sister Marie is also so proud of her little brother.“He is just an amazing guy and never sees anything as a problem. He is golf mad. When we posted a video of him the other day, people could hardly believe wha they were seeing,” she said.And Edward certainly isn’t just making up the numbers on the golf case.Las week he won a junior competition at Dunfanaghy Golf Club.His golf teacher Seamus explained the swing technique he’s taught Edward to cope with his disability. “I got Edward to use his the end of his arm to cock the club on the way back keeping his elbows close to his body so his arm wouldn’t come off the club – then to uncock the club really early on the follow though so he would be able to release it and get through the ball.”“Don’t give up because things are hard….Edward sure doesn’t.”YOUNG ONE-HANDED DONEGAL GOLFER IS ASTOUNDING THE WORLD OF GOLF was last modified: September 10th, 2015 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:CreesloughEdward O’Reillygolferlast_img read more


first_imgChurch-goers had to flee a church after an explosion during the mass this morning.At least 25 people had to flee coughing and spluttering from 10am mass at St Columba’s Church in Termon after a large bulb exploded and caught fire.Parish priest Fr Patrick McHugh, who was saying the mass, revealed how the building soon became filled with smoke and fumes. He told Donegal Daily “I was saying the mass when all of a sudden there was a large bang, an explosion which was louder than a shotgun.“Then suddenly the bulb caught fire and smoke started to come from the wiring. The light fell down and there was a large crash with debris going everywhere. Everything happened very quickly – with the space of less than a minute or two.”The quick-thinking priest then rushed to put the fire out but several people were left afforded by the fumes.“We went and got a fire extinguisher and sprayed it on the fire which was in the centre aisle in the middle of the church. “We put out the fire but there was a lot of smoke and what appeared to be toxic fumes.“I told everyone to get out quickly. People wre very calm and they all filed out but a lot of them were coughing and spluttering.“Nobody was injured and sure that’s the main thing,” revealed the priest.Units from the local fire crew rushed to the scene but the fire was already out.No major structural damage was caused to the building, however. However fire-crews, wearing breathing apparatus, entered the building and the entire power has been shut off.Electrical specialists have now been called to ensure that the fault is fixed before anyone can return to the building.A team of industrial cleaners are also waiting to move into the building once they have ben given the go-ahead.Fr McHugh revealed how he has now been forced to cancel both a christening and 7pm mass which was due to take place tonight. However, he said he was confident masses would resume tomorrow.CHURCH-GOERS FORCED TO FLEE AFTER EXPLOSION DURING MASS was last modified: September 27th, 2015 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:donegalfiremassTermonlast_img read more