They have shown in the past, with players such as Javi Martinez and Ander Herrera, that they are not interested in negotiating. Instead, the Serie A club may have to pursue Torino defenders Nikola Maksimović and Kamil Glik. Upd. at 21:18 Sport EN On top of that, there has previously been interest in the Frenchman from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United, all of whom would be able to outspend Milan. However, it’s unlikely they will be able to meet his 50 million euro release clause, nor is it likely that the Basque club will budge on the price. The Italian side have turned their attention to the 21-year-old as they look to bring in a new central defender. 26/06/2015 AC Milan have expressed an interest in Athletic Club’s young defender Aymeric Laporte, according to Corriere dello Sport. CEST
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BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer The real Mike Mazzaccaro was unleashed Saturday at the Shore Conference Cross Country Championships. The result was one of the most impressive runs turned in by a conference harrier in history. At the Oct. 19 Monmouth County Championships held at Holmdel Park, Mazzaccaro helped pace his Christian Brothers Academy teammates during the first two miles of the race. He then took off and finished third behind Red Bank Catholic’s Kevin Byrne and Colts Neck’s Mike O’Dowd. At Saturday’s Shore Conference meet held at the more time-friendly Ocean County Park in Lakewood, there was no holding back. Mazzaccaro, O’Dowd and Byrne went straight to the front, and an opening 4:50 mile had separated the trio from the rest of the contenders. Over the next mile of the 3.1-mile, or 5K, layout, Mazzaccaro and O’Dowd traded the lead while Byrne was the first to fall back. By two miles, Mazzaccaro opened up the first gap on O’Dowd, about five meters. As Mazzaccaro kept his foot on the pedal, O’Dowd gamely tried to hold on. But this day belonged to the Colts senior. On a downhill leading to the final 200-meter sprint to the finish line, he put the Cougar away. As he approached the finish line and the clock hadn’t hit 15:00 yet, everyone knew how special a race Mazzaccaro had run. The defending champion would stop the timer at 15:02, breaking the course record of 15:05 set by Colts Neck’s two-time Meet of Champions winner Craig Forys, one of the state’s greatest runners, in 2006. Behind Mazzaccaro, O’Dowd ran 15:13, the third fastest time in OCP history. Speaking of history, it was a historic day for the Colts. They repeated as conference championships with a team score of 46. Even more impressive, they broke the OCP team average, held by the 1999 Colts, averaging 15:32.09 per runner. The old mark of 15:45.65 took a healthy beating by the 2010 Colts. George Kelly, running his best race of the year, was the Colts’ No. 2, clocking 15:29 and finishing in sixth place. Dan Mykityshyn was right behind in eighth (15:37). Completing the scoring were William Bragg in 14th (15:45) and Conrad Lippert in 17th (15:15:50). All five Colts ran under 16:00, which was something that had never done before — another first for the state’s most successful cross country program. CBA, the top-ranked team in the state, moved up to No. 11 in the country in The Harrier. Holmdel (262) finished eighth in the team competition with Travis Fodor ((16:22) and Jason McMullen (16:23) finishing 37th and 39th. Mater Dei was 15th (402) with Daniel Polanco (16:25) finishing 43rd. The girls’ race saw records fall as well. Red Bank Catholic’s Molly McNamara broke the course record with her 17:14. She took down the 2008 record of another conference legend, Southern Regional’s Jillian Smith, who did 17:19. Like Mazzaccaro, this was McNamara’s second straight SC win as she led the Caseys to the overall win with 46 points. RBC’s girls broke the team average held by the 2006 MOC champion Colts Neck Cougars, averaging 18:26. The Cougars’ record was 18:29.6. Locally, Holmdel’s Lennon Cooper was the top finisher, taking fourth (18:18). Her teammate Shannon Nelson was 10th (18:51). The Hornets were seventh (250), just behind Middletown South (242). The Eagles were led by Grace Watters (19:30) and Erica Colavito (19:32), who were 33rd and 34th. St. John Vianney had two high-placing harriers. Tara Connelly was 16th (18:54) and Courtney Thompson was 23rd (19:14). The Lancers were 11th (330). For the public schools, this Saturday, Nov. 6, begins the road to the Meet of Champions with the NJSIAA Central Jersey State Sectional at Thompson Park in Jamesburg.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A win by the Azkals will keep them in the lead in Group F, where the top two teams will qualify for the Asian Cup in 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.Tajikistan coach Khakim Fuzaylov said his team has no room for error against the Azkals.“This match is a six pointer,” said Fuzaylov. “We will play at home and have no right to make a mistake in front of our own fans.”The Azkals will miss Jeff Christiaens, Pika Minegishi and James Younghusband due to injuries, but top striker Javier Patiño, who is also coming off an injury, will be available for selection.Azkals coach Thomas Dooley, however, faces a dilemma in defense as Luke Woodland, who was converted to centerback, struggled against China. Dooley could opt for Dennis Villanueva again to pair up with Amani Aguinaldo at central defense.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments Foton, Cignal eye elimination-round sweep MOST READ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netThe Philippines is not in danger of missing out on the AFC Asian Cup, but the clash against Tajikistan on Tuesday night may feel like a do-or-die match for the Azkals.On the heels of a deflating 1-8 loss to China in a friendly last Wednesday in Guangzhou, the Azkals hope to regain their bearings against a Tajikistan side which is expected to be backed by 15,000 fans at Republican Central Stadium in Dushanbe.ADVERTISEMENT Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in “We need this win just to take that China loss out of our system,” said Azkals skipper Phil Younghusband. The heavy defeat turned out to be a horror show as the Azkals were outclassed by the superior Chinese.But while Tajikistan is not in the same level as the Chinese, Younghusband said they still can’t afford to defend the way they did in their last outing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“We can’t expect to get a result if we play that way,” he said.The Azkals opened their Asian Cup Qualifying campaign on a winning note, drubbing Nepal, 4-1, at home last March. But they are expected to have their hands full against a desperate Tajik side, which dropped its opener to Yemen, 1-2. Swing Out Sister back to PH this April
…and imitationIf there was need for proof of the bankruptcy of this PNC-led Government to run the state in a manner to actually DEVELOP Guyana, it’s their facilitation of this monstrosity called “Guyana Carnival,” being dumped on us. Back in 1970, the Jaycees of Linden launched a poor man’s imitation of Trinidad’s carnival: they slapped on a made-up “Amerindian” name – Mashramani – and Bingo!! The PNC decided that’s how we’d celebrate our Republic Day: “Tramping” behind floats and wining down to “hot music” in various states of undress.Brought to Georgetown the following year, as the economy crumbled, it was left to the PNC Government – which had nationalised everything else! – to become the main sponsors of the “floats”. Since there was no “bread” for the “small man,” it appeared the PNC would give their supporters a “circus”!! Maybe it was also a genuflection to the sybaritic aftermath to the “revolution” by Cuffy and comrades back in 1763!!When the PPP came into office in 1992, for a couple of years, it appeared Government’s support had waned. The PPP’s riposte that they were focusing funds to fix the economy didn’t cut any ice: man couldn’t live on bread alone!! The PNC launched huge protests about the PPP suppressing “we kulcha”! The PPP then bigged-up Mash to the hilt from then on. Not that it earned them any goodwill!!But with this Guyana Carnival, there isn’t even a nod to commemorating a NATIONAL event of supreme importance – Independence Day – with anything “indigenous”. While it’s billed as a “private” event – so was the original Mash – the PNC Government have gone all out since the Jubilee Bash in 2016 to shifting their priorities onto Carnival as the “thing” to celebrate Independence.Folks were wondering why the hurry to create a huge roundabout at the intersection of Vlissengen Road and the East Coast Highway – at a humungous cost of over $100 million – when the traffic flow doesn’t demand one for another decade. Well, now we know!! The “Playing Mas” parade on Independence Day will start there and continue to the even more expensive Jubilee “Wood Ants” Stadium ($1.5 billion!) The night before was the J’Ouvert imitation held at the Marriott!! Do these people KNOW what is J’Ouvert??The Playing Mas segment doesn’t even pretend to be something other than the Trinidadian Mas bands with their exotic, costumed members wining down to the beat of the band. The organisers invited the folks from Trinidad to teach us how to imitate them better!! Seems our local efforts at Mash didn’t measure up.Then there are other parties like “Scorch Duck Work” – as if Guyanese need another excuse to “duck wuk”!!It’s a “shad, shad situation”!!…and jealous spiteThe Muckraker published an editorial ode to “freedom of the press”. It must’ve twisted its arm patting itself on the back for helping to oust the previous PPP regime! Nothing wrong with that. In the privately-owned media, publishers are free to pursue vendettas of their choosing while covering themselves in the cloak of “press freedom”. It’s an open secret that the said publisher, Mohan “Glen” Lall, AKA “the Mook”, demanded favours of the PPP Government, which were denied, and that sent him into a hissy fit. Look how the PNC-awarded radio licence has now muzzled his mouth!!The Muckraker’s suggesting it’s now being “even-handed” in hounding this Government by attacking the Exxon contract. Now, two things: Firstly, the fella they’re attacking on the Exxon deal is Raphael Trotman, who was NEVER on their hit parade. Have they gone after Ramjattan in a comparable manner?Secondly, they exposed their pique against Exxon when they attacked Carl Greenidge for revealing the Mook’s son-in-law’s failed bid to have the Exxon base!!Would Exxon deal with a fella with a “shady past”??…and acknowledgementYour Eyewitness wasn’t surprised the father of Guyana’s independence, Dr Cheddi Jagan, didn’t get much play in the Independence celebrations.Maybe it’s for the best. He was too classy for such bawdy debauchery!
Reports from Bong Mines in Fuamah District, Lower Bong County say a Chinese national in the area was arraigned before the Bong Mines Magisterial Court for allegedly raping a 14 year old minor, the Liberia News Agency (LINA) Margibi County correspondent has reported.According to LINA, copies of documents obtained from the Liberia National Police (LNP) in Bong Mines, recorded that the alleged rapist identified as Pan Wuu, a Chinese contractor with the China Union (Liberia) Investment Bong Mining Company on June 20 allegedly raped the victim after luring her into his apartment.The victim, the police record said, was walking home when Pan Wuu met her and asked if she had a boyfriend or phone number, but the young girl reportedly answered no to the two questions.She further stated to the police that following the brief interaction, the accused gave her his telephone number, and the next day she called the number and it was at this point that the Chinese reportedly took the victim to his house at the steel factory up the mines and upon entering his house, he asked her to undress herself and he had sexual intercourse with her.“While there with Wuu, he took her nude photo and posted it on his facebook page, which was soon discovered by one contact that never hesitated to bring the matter to the public,” LINA reported.When the news of the rape broke out, the Stipendiary Magistrate, Joel Tarkpah, requested the police to assign the case to him, upon which he reportedly summoned suspect Wuu to the court.Magistrate Tarkpah did carry out a preliminary investigation into the case and later detained suspect Wuu at the police cell in Bong Mines, but reportedly released the suspect after the parents of the victim agreed for a waiver of the rape case against their daughter.Up to press time, according to LINA, the Chinese suspect had been allowed to leave the country on the pretext that he was going to China on vacation.Meanwhile, Magistrate Tarkpah has been cited by his supervisors to the Gbarnga Regional Hub for questioning in connection with the alleged rape case involving the Chinese national. Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of China Union, Morris Tate, along with the parents of the victim, has been invited by the LNP for questioning about their alleged role in the rape case. LINAShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A Lindener who appeared before magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday charged with attempted murder, was granted bail.The defendant, Calwyn “Alex” Croal, 47, also known as “Brother” of Lot 178 Blueberry Hill, Wismar, is accused of attempted murder of his estranged wife Simone Belle-Croal, 41, of 604 Half Mile, Wismar and her cousin Sherwin Hughes of Blueberry Hill. He was granted bail in the sum of $150,000.It is alleged that on Sunday, April 3, with intent to commit murder, he discharged a loaded firearm at Belle-Croal and Hughes, at Canvas City, Wismar. The defendant who was represented by Attorney Gordon Gilhuys is scheduled to re-appear in court at a later date.Calwyn Croal, who eluded Police for almost two months, was arrested at Lethem last month in connection with the incident.Reports had indicated that the defendant, who allegedly staked out the yard of his estranged wife’s home, opened fire on the duo, hitting them multiple times across their bodies as Hughes who was said to be driving at the time approached Belle-Croal’s home.Hughes’s wife Annie who was in the vehicle at the time did not sustain any injuries, while Hughes was shot in his arm and back and Belle-Croal six times to her arm, leg and chest.Both were treated at the Linden Hospital Complex and later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital where they underwent successful surgeries to have the bullets removed.
Water supply cut for 700 Crabwood Creek farmersFollowing the complaints of 700 farmers at Crabwood Creek, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) that they may be without access to water for their farmlands after the state-run Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) threatened to close the only water source those farmers have, GuySuCo has since responded. According to GuySuCo in 2012, the Skeldon Estate management granted permission to the Crabwood Creek Water Users’ (CCWUA) Association to install High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) pipes beneath the link canal which supplied the farmers with irrigation water from the Halcrow Conservancy. This arrangement GuySuCo said was intended to be a “temporary measure to bring some degree of relief to the farmers while the construction of an adjacent permanent structure was being done. This structure is still to be completed.” GuySuCo in its statement said that on 22 June, 2016 the CCWUA wrote to the Estate management about the HDPE pipe being damaged, “An investigation was conducted by the estate which proved that GuySuCo was not responsible for the damaged pipe.”The framers however were claiming that the damage was caused by a GuySuCo excavator which was carrying out “private” work. Because of the damaged pipe, water was escaping from the dislocated pipe and into the link canal and, according to GuySuCo the management proceeded to seal both ends of the pipe to prevent further water loss.“On 4 July, 2016 the members of association requested that the pipes be re-opened so that the farmers can access water; this request was granted based on an undertaking from the association to have the dislocated pipe fixed by 30 July, 2016, failing which the management would be forced to remove the pipe in order to prevent constant water loss.Hence on July 5, 2016, the Estate management wrote the association reminding them of the undertaking of 30 July, 2016 and notifying them of the further steps which may ensue” said GuySuCo. The CCWUA had expressed concern that all of the farmers in the Upper Corentyne, Region Six community, could be out of water if the GuySuCo Skeldon Estate goes ahead with “a threat” to cut water supply to the farmers. The CCWUA disclosed a letter dated July 5, in which GuySuCo said “the dislocated pipe must be fixed on or before July 30th, failing which management will be forced to remove the pipe…” The Sugar Corporation said it is surprised that “after four years of supporting the farmers by granting permission to install the temporary pipes and engaging them cordially, that instead of informing the management of the Skeldon Estate of any challenges which the association encountered in meeting the deadline given, their preference was to have consulted with the media.”GuySuCo is of the view that this matter should not have been engaging the attention of the media but rather the CCWUA should have sought to engage the Estate management in further discussions “in the spirit in which they have been doing for the past four years.”
0Shares0000Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been accused of tax fraud and could face jail time. PHOTO/AFP.BARCELONA, Spain, Nov 2 – Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has been accused of tax fraud and could face jail time.Spanish prosecutors said Sanchez failed to pay 983,443 euros in tax while he was playing for Barcelona after a “simulated” transfer of his image rights to an offshore company. The Chilean allegedly transferred his image rights to a company named Numidia Trading and failed to declare his ownership, despite having a 99 percent stake.Tax authorities say he owed 587,677 euros in 2012 and 395,766 euros in 2013, while he did not submit tax declarations on dividends received by Numidia.Prosecutors said he signed a contract with Barcelona in 2011 that said he was the owner of his image rights.However, he transferred his image rights to Chilean company Inversiones Alsan in 2008, before the Numidia deal was signed and before moving to Barcelona, prosecutors said.He could face two separate tax fraud charges, prosecutors said.Sanchez moved from Barcelona to Arsenal in 2014.Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano, Adriano and Samuel Eto’o have also been the subject of tax probes. Messi and Mascherano both received jail sentences that are being served on probation, as their terms are less than two years.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)