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Atletico Madrid sign defender Siqueira for €10m

first_img Sport EN Both left-backs are Brazilian and 28-years-old, but Jose Mourinho wants to bring the La Liga winner and Champions League final runner-up to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea can now move for Luis, who could cost up to €25m, meaning Atletico have done good business. Atletico’s sporting director said: “He’s a very good player at set pieces, a penalty taker, godo going forward, excellent at the back and also with his positioning.” He just has to pass the medical to seal his move from Granada, who had loaned him out to Benfica.  Atletico have moved to replace him with Siqueira, who was key in Benfica’s run to the Europa League final.  Atletico Madrid have signed Guilherme Siqueira for €10million and it means Chelsea are one step closer to bagging Filipe Luis. Upd. on 11/06/2014 at 19:24 CEST 06/06/2014last_img read more

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Council pushes for building fund

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS CARDINIA, one of the nation’s fastest growing municipalities, has put its support behind a campaign to lobby…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

PBA D-League: Diliman College-Gerry’s routs Wangs to stay in playoff hunt

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone wishes Magnolia luck vs powerhouse San Miguel: ‘If anyone can, you guys can’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Kevin Gandjeto. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines– Diliman College-Gerry’s Grill bolstered its playoff hopes with a 108-95 drubbing of Wangs Basketball Tuesday in the 2019 PBA D-League at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.The Blue Dragons, who led by as much as 23, fended off a third-quarter fightback from the Couriers en route to the win for a 3-3 record to stay in the hunt for the top four of the Foundation Group.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:15Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event02:56NCRPO 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 award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief It was Wangs’ third straight defeat to sink to 3-4.The Scores:DILIMAN-GERRY’S 108 — Gandjeto 33, Balagtas 20, Brutas 19, Bauzon 13, Mahari 9, Cabanag 5, Torrado 4, Darang 3, Sombero 2, Bonsubre 0, Enriquez 0, Brill 0, Ngo 0, Tay 0, Salazar 0.WANGS 95 — Inigo 33, Tolentino 16, Vito 8, Lim 8, Bulawan 7, Estrella 6, Tongco 5, De Mesa 5, Wong 5, Santos 2, Brojan 0, Lucas 0, Ilac 0, Evangelista 0, Singontiko 0.Quarters: 25-16, 53-34, 78-65, 108-95.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES “The way we’re playing, we’re starting to pick up. I think we can show some more and play good basketball,” he said.Beninese big man Kevin Gandjeto stuffed the stat sheet with 33 points, 17 rebounds, three steals and two blocks forFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJoseph Brutas drained 19 points built on six triples, while Marco Balagtas recorded a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds.Axel Inigo poured 33 points and five rebounds in the losing effort for the Couriers, while Arvin Tolentino had 16. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

A democratic constitution for plural Guyana

first_imgTalk of “Constitutional change” continues to dominate political discussion emanating from several quarters in Guyana. But they seem to be placing the cart before the horse by focusing on their cause celebre in a vacuum, and not paying enough attention to the substantive values — encompassed by the omnibus term “democracy” — that constitutions and constitutionalism seek to implement. Democracy, however, like most value-concepts, can only be appreciated within its historical context and development. We must always keep in mind the historical specificity of all institutions. This is another point that the partisans of “constitutional change” studiously avoid in their utterances.The political institutions of Guyana were directly imposed on Guyana by the European colonial powers – which since 1803 meant Britain. In Britain, the development of the democratic idea went hand in hand with the development of Liberalism; and for most Britishers the two were coterminous, especially during the phase of struggling for constitutional government. They are not, and the famous distinction by F.A. Hayek is apropos: “Liberalism is concerned with the functions of government, and particularly with the limitation of all its powers. Democracy is concerned with the question of who is to direct government. Liberalism requires that all power, and therefore also that of the majority, be limited. Democracy came to regard current majority opinion as the only criterion of the legitimacy of the powers of government.”As we trace the development of democracy, which the British insisted should be practised by Guyanese, it would do us well to keep in mind the distinction occasioned by the exigencies of the British experience. Western constitutionalism arose out of the struggle for personal freedom and escape from arbitrary political will. Guyanese should certainly resonate to this struggle. Constitutionalism is a foundation stone of Liberalism, and defines a political scheme in which law, rather than men, is supreme. Political authority is exercised according to law, which is to be obeyed by, all including the governors, who cannot depart from it by whim. By definition then, a constitutional government is a limited government.But the Constitution must address the specificities and peculiarities of our social circumstances, and this we avoid. Unlike Britain, we are the paradigmatic “plural society”, where the culturally defined various groups were differentially integrated into the power relations, steering our politics in a pattern of ethnic mobilisation within “democratic” rules of governance set by the constitution. Unfortunately, the premises of the political system and its Constitution still reflect the biases of Liberalism, in which the supposedly rational individual engages in a variety of roles, and belong to a multitude of organizations and groups whose several interests are “cross-cutting”. The individual makes decisions based on the particular role he is playing when he confronts the given issue. In his political role as a voter, therefore, he makes a “rational” choice based on the position a given party takes on the issues before the electorate. Even if all voters do not conform to this ideal, there are enough who do to constitute a pool of “swing” votes for which all parties compete.As such, while there will always be blocs of voters who vote “traditionally”, there will also always be a substantial bloc of “undecideds”. This situation creates a centripetal, moderating effect, and the parties line up on a continuum on the issues. Since these swing voters may always change their minds, the majority is always careful to be respectful to the minority. The essential principle is audi alteram partem – hear the other side. Additionally, the multiple membership in organisations that creates the cross-cutting cleavages help to ensure that the party out of office still has other avenues outside of the explicit political institutions for ensuring that their views are considered by those in power.But with our entrenched ethnic voting, the challenge for the “constitutionalists” is to accept that changes in political behaviour will only occur after changes in political consciousness. To assume otherwise is to engage in spinning wheels.last_img read more

Video: The shot-stopper Liverpool could sign for free!

first_imgThe transfer window may be shut but that doesn’t mean the business is over in the Premier League.Players who are currently without a club can still sign for teams and Liverpool are reportedly eyeing a move for ex-Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.The deal would be a coup for Brendan Rodgers and the video above show the kind of saves Reds fans can expect to see should a deal be completed in the coming days over at Anfield.last_img

DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNTY NEWS

first_imgGlenties Charity 5K Run /Walk:On Saturday 5th October a 5K Run / Walk will take place at 1 p.m. from the Community Centre, Glenties in aid of D.C.I.L. and Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland. Register from 12 p.m. at the Community Centre. Adults € 10 and Juniors € 5. Contact number is 087 1373924. Refreshments will be served afterwards.Wedding Bells: Congratulations and Best Wishes to Grainne Boyle and Brian Delaney, who were married in St. Connell’s Church, Glenties on Friday 27th September 2013. Grainne is a daughter of Johnny and Christine Boyle, Highlands Hotel, Glenties and Brian is a son of the late Noel and Mary Delaney, Dublin.Sympathy:Sincere sympathy is extended to Peadar Molloy and family, Lacklea on the death recently of Peadar’s brother, Patrick Molloy, Dooish, Ballybofey and formerly of Mully, Glenties; also to Patrick’s wife and family and all other relatives and friends.Harvest Thanksgiving: Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held in the Church of Ireland, Glenties next Sunday 6th October at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.Áras Sheagháin Bháin:Béidh na Ranganna seo a leanas ag toiseacht sa leabharlann: Giotár – Luan, 7i.n; Gaeilge – Dhéardaoin, 7 i.n.; Fideal – Dé Domhnaigh, 2 i.n. Le clárú – Fón: 95 46071; Táille – €40Áras Sheagháin Bháin:The following classes will be starting in The Library – Guitar – Monday 7 p.m. Irish – Thursday 7 p.m. Fiddle – Sunday 2 p.m. To register 9546071; Fee: €40. Glenties Day Care Centre:Glenties Day Care Centre is trying to build up a Library so that clients can avail of books to read in the days ahead. It would be greatly appreciated that if anyone has suitable books to donate that you would leave them at The Centre or alternatively please contact 9551766 and the books will be collected from you.Céilí, Sets and Two-Hand Dance Classes:Céilí, Sets and Two – Hand Dance Classes will commence in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties on Wednesday 9th October from 8 p.m.-9.30 p.m. Tuition by Connie & Anne. Glenties Care of The Aged CEP Scheme:Participants are required for the Glenties Care of The Aged CEP Scheme commencing in October. Applications can be made in writing to the Day Centre, Glenties, or by telephone 087 153 9018.The Country Boy:The Balor REP & Bluestacks Festival Present ‘The Country Boy’ by John Murphy in The Community Centre Glenties on Friday October 4th at 8.30pm admission €12 / €10 Booking 0719851375 or tickets available at the door on the night.Child & Family Counselling Service:There will be a Church gate collection in the local churches in aid of the counselling service on Saturday & Sunday 5th & 6th October. Your support for this cause would be greatly appreciated.DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNTY NEWS was last modified: October 4th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNTY NEWSlast_img read more

Liverpool win? Stats experts reveal how matchweek seven games should have ended

first_img 10 10 Real result: Manchester United 4-0 Crystal Palace
Expected goals result: Manchester United 3.14-0.23 Crystal Palace Real result: AFC Bournemouth 0-0 Leicester City
Expected goals result: AFC Bournemouth 1.31-0.56 Leicester City Another week of Premier League matches has finished, and we’ve now got a two week wait until the return of England’s top division.The international break has come following another excellent weekend of action, with some massive results.Manchester City beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to emphasise their title credentials, while Liverpool failed to win against despite dominating Newcastle.But, do the stats say matchweek seven’s results were correct?‘Expected goals’ is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match, with every shot taken given an ‘expected goal’ value based on the difficulty of the attempt.Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shotThe ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ (xG) of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG.Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team have been lucky to score so many in that match.So, how did every team perform compared to their xG in Premier League matchweek seven? Click the right arrow, above, to find out… Real result: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City
Expected goals result: Chelsea 0.91-1.23 Manchester City Real result: Stoke City 2-1 Southampton
Expected goals result: Stoke City 2.22-1.38 Southampton 10 Real result: West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Watford
Expected goals result: West Bromwich Albion 1.93-1.52 Watford 10 10 10 10 Real result: Everton 0-1 Burnley
Expected goals result: Everton 1.08-0.35 Burnley 10 Real result: West Ham United 1-0 Swansea City
Expected goals result: West Ham United 0.68-0.16 Swansea City Real result: Huddersfield Town 0-4 Tottenham Hotspur
Expected goals result: Huddersfield Town 0.20-1.56 Tottenham Hotspur – Using expected goals Real result: Arsenal 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
Expected goals result: Arsenal 2.70-0.37 Brighton and Hove Albion Real result: Newcastle United 1-1 Liverpool
Expected goals result: Newcastle United 0.28-2.01 Liverpool 10 10last_img read more

Gerrard calls for UEFA probe after missiles thrown in Porto

first_imgSteven Gerrard wants UEFA to investigate claims Rangers defender Connor Goldson was struck by missiles during their 1-1 Europa League draw with Porto.Goldson said he had been hit with a variety of items at the Estadio do Dragao and also thought striker Alfredo Morelos was struck as he celebrated his equaliser.Ahead of the Premiership meeting with Motherwell at Ibrox on Sunday, Rangers boss Gerrard said: “I went in the dressing room after the game and it wasn’t brought to my attention. “It was only brought to my attention five minutes ago. “But it is something that we don’t like to see, objects and missiles getting thrown from the stands.“We’ve got to think about the safety of the players, we’ve seen that on numerous occasions, that must stop. So I think UEFA need to look into that and try and deal with that.“But, as I say, it’s only just been brought to my attention so I don’t think it’s too big of a thing as far as we’re concerned.”last_img read more

Haunted Mansion Anniversary Dooney & Bourke Release

first_imgThese bags will be available why supplies last at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom and range from $228-248.Photos by Christina HarrisonWould these be a frightfully good purchase for you? Let us know what you think. Share This!Although Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion still has a few years to go before it reaches that 50th anniversary milestone, to celebrate with its sister attraction at Disneyland hitting the golden anniversary, special merchandise and food has been released at Walt Disney World.Needless to say, a popular attraction having special merchandise can draw quite the crowd.Dooney & Bourke bags are highly desired by Walt Disney World fans, and so it comes as no surprise that a special line was released.Three bags were released. This one is available to Annual Passholders only.And the other two designs are available for purchase by all guests.last_img read more