Adam, Juanfran and Chica, former Betis, deny knowledge of any match size

first_imgFor its part, Adam and Girl have commented that it could be cataloged as “crazy” considering the situation of the team that season, also indicating the latter that “make three goals away from home and finish losing is difficult. “They have also referred to the goal that gave them the victory, marked by Moreno in minute 93 from the center of the field, a goal that, has commented its author, was the first of his career in First does not believe that he returns to repeat in the rest of his career.Regarding the last game of that season, Osasuna al Betis, Chica and Moreno have indicated that they were “close” to tie, although the latter has commented that “it started very badly”, they came out with an alignment different than usual and, like the rest of the season, “that match was a mess. “Chica has referred to the role of the Osasuna goalkeeper, commenting that, although he scored the goal of his team, Andrés Fernández also made Three other stops.At the defense’s question, they have all assured that they were not vacationing that summer in Javea and that they have not been users of the number of telephone 611 and that it was allegedly used to specify threats with Osasuna.Regarding the characteristics of their contracts, Adam and Moreno have indicated that they did not have a reduction of emoluments in case of descent of the team, although this was the case of Chica, noting that I was interested in descending but more than for an economic issue,“dignity” and respect for the club and the fans. Several former Betis players during the 2013-2014 season have denied knowledge of any size taking place match and have ensured that they received no offer for part of a teammate or member of Osasuna.This Wednesday Antonio Adan, Juanfran have testified Moreno and Javi Chica in the trial against six former directors of Osasuna, three former Betis players and two real estate agents accused of appropriation undue, corporate, false business document, forgery of the annual accounts and sports corruption due to the alleged adjustment of matches.At the prosecution’s question, they have all been knowledgeable that match-fixing is illegal and have claimed that they have never received any offer from any employee or manager from Osasuna, as well as any fellow Betis to predeterminesome matchLikewise, most have indicated that they did not listen to any classmates talk about an offer or meeting for determine a match although Moreno has commented that “at the end of It was normal for years to hear rumors “, although he has clarified that he has never seen him or” no one “has offered him” money directly. “In reference to the penultimate meeting of the season between Valladolid and Betis, in which the Sevillians ended up winning after several comebacks, Moreno explained that “Betis was already down,” so they played “quieter”, while Valladolid “played a lot”, what makes “many mistakes” because of the nerves, a “normal” match End of season.last_img read more

Govt wants a green energy fund for US$80M from Norway

first_imgAmaila Falls Project… no definitive position on hydropower siteGovernment wants to establish a green energy fund for the $80 million, which was earmarked for the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project (AFHP) in order to finance other renewable energy initiatives as it continues to deliberate on the best course of action for Guyana regarding hydropower.This is according to Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, who during a press conference on Wednesday said that Government has not taken any definitive position on the AFHP, simply because there are countless other sites available for the establishment of hydropower.Patterson explained that the green energy fund, which will be managed independently, could disburse the US$80 million as grants to Government agencies and private individuals that apply to conduct green initiatives.He said this setup would be ideal while Government works on a pathway for its renewable energy agenda instead of having the funds sitting with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).An artist’s impression of the Amaila Falls Hydropower ProjectNorway since 2009 had supported the Amaila Falls Project, depositing US$80 million in the IDB, earmarked for Guyana’s equity share in Amaila Falls Hydropower Inc, a Special Purpose Company for realising the project.But in December 2015, Government announced that the US$80 million which had been earmarked for the Amaila Hydropower Project could go to other energy initiatives in the event that the project does not go ahead.Meanwhile, Minister Patterson said that the independent fact-based assessment conducted by Norconsult does not define Amaila as the best option for renewable energy in Guyana but rather the “most advanced”.He explained that there are 67 other sites in Guyana that have potential to generate hydropower, but because Amaila is the only site with the most dated feasibility report, it makes it the most advanced.Patterson noted too, that if Government were to pursue Amaila, it would mean other renewable energy plants would need to be established to compliment the power provided by Amaila.On these grounds, he explained, Government is still deciding on the best way forward.The A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Administration, since its days in the Opposition, has been strongly against the Project – which could have been providing clean, reliable and affordable energy in the next few months had it been given the green light from the inception.Nonetheless, Government had announced that the report by Norconsult will determine whether the project will move forward.The Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, which started under the previous Administration, was the flagship project of the five-year forest protection partnership.Guyana was expected to earn up to US$250 million in performance-based payments based on an independent verification of deforestation and forest degradation rates and progress on REDD+ enabling activities. REDD+ is a global initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.Norway had transferred US$80 million to the IDB for the project, but when the APNU/AFC Government took office, it said that proceeding with the project would be irresponsible. Norway had urged the Government to consider the merits of the project, as Guyana stood to lose the US$80 million earmarked if it failed to come up with a plan for transformational renewable energy sources that can be realised in the next few years, hence a review of the project was conducted.Government contends that the report validated their stance that Amaila is not the best option but upon reading the report, it can be easily concluded that Norconsult favours the immediate execution of the project.According to the report, the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project is the only realistic path for Guyana moving towards an emission-free electricity sector, by developing its hydropower potential and the fastest way forward is to maintain AFHP.The report outlined that the first needed step for revitalising the project is a decision by the Government to maintain AFHP as the priority project in the transition to a green generation regime, as recommended in the “Initial Study on System Expansion of the Generation & Transmission System” of 2014, and reiterated and embraced by Government in “Guyana’s Power Generation System Study” of June 2016.last_img read more

Former Colombia footballer arrested over drug trafficking

first_img0Shares0000Former Colombia international Jhon Viafara (right) is accused of trafficking cocaine to the United States © AFP / RAUL ARBOLEDACALI, Colombia, Mar 20 – Former Colombia international Jhon Viafara has been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and could be extradited to face charges in the United States, the public prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday.The 40-year-old former midfielder was one of five people detained on Tuesday in the western city of Jamundi and Medellin, in the north west, in a joint operation between the public prosecutor’s office and the judicial police. “According to investigations conducted by US authorities, the detainees were part of a transnational network that had links to the Clan del Golfo criminal structure,” said the public prosecutor, referring to the infamous drug cartel.Viafara is suspected of having sent cocaine in speedboats and semi-submersible vessels from Colombia to the US via Central America from 2008 to 2018.He was allegedly known in the group as the “Footballer” and was in charge of paying transporters and establishing contacts to send the shipments to Central America.Police said they seized 2.5 tons of cocaine worth $28 million from Viafara’s group in 2017 and 2018.All five detainees are subject to an extradition request by the US state of Texas, where they’re wanted for drug trafficking.Viafara played one season in the English Premier League for Portsmouth and after a loan spell with Spaniards Real Sociedad, also represented Southampton in the Championship for two seasons.He had made his name in his homeland, scoring a goal as Once Caldas beat Argentina giants Boca Juniors in the 2004 Copa Libertadores final.He played more than 40 times for Colombia, scoring once, and appeared for his country at the Copa America in 2004 and 2007.He retired in 2015 after almost 20 years as a player.He’s not the first Colombian footballer to be caught up in a drug trafficking scandal.Former full back Diego Leon Osorio was sentenced in February to five years of house arrest for trying to traffick a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of cocaine to Spain.Last year, former Real Madrid and Napoli midfielder Freddy Rincon was exonerated in a drug trafficking and money-laundering case in Panama.Colombia is the world’s biggest producer of cocaine, much of which is destined for the lucrative US market.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DD LOCAL: ROSSES COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgROSSES NEWS: St Patricks day celebrations – Burtonport 12-2Come and join us on St Patricks day 12 – 2 in St Columba’s community centre, Acres, Burtonport, for our annual St Patricks Day Celebration of Irish culture.Entertainment on the day is free and includes – traditional music and dancing, marching bands, traditional games, free tea/coffee and stew etc.. If you have money to spend however there will be plenty of ways in which to do it. There will be fun games, raffles, rickety wheel, lucky leprechaun’s hat etc… that you can spend your money on. All donations and takings on the day will go towards the local the local lifeboat and the local summer festival. This event is a bring and share event which means that we need as many of you as possible to bring along a tray of sandwiches, packet of biscuits/buns or some traditional baking, to share with others over a cup of tea and some craic. If anyone fancies trying your hand at traditional recipies such as fadge, boxty, pancakes, etc…. this would be greatly appreciated. In past years we have run out of food so we need as many donations of food as we can get.We would also appreciate help setting up the day before. We will be at the community centre from 1.00 on Saturday 16 March if you can help with the set up or if you’d like to drop in some baking. Looking forward to seeing you. Thank you.“Discover The Leprechauns Secret”Fun Family walk for St Patricks weekend: If you would like to find out where the local Burtonport Leprechauns are hiding their crock of gold and be in with a chance of winning it as a prize, then come along to “The Old Railway Walk” in Burtonport anytime between 10 o clock on Friday 15th and 6 o clock Monday 18th March. Local leprechauns will be out and about with clues which will reveal the crocks secret location. Register for the walk by picking up an entry form with details from “The Check Out Service Station”, Burtonport. Cost is €5 per family entry with all funds collected going towards developing “Playmatters” which is situated in the CDP, Dungloe. The Irish Duck RaceAs part of Burtonport’s St Patricks day celebrations the first “Irish Duck Race” will be held on St Patrick’s day in Meenbannad. Give your duck an Irish name and see how fast it can make its way to the finish line which will be under the bridge near Paddy Neilleys Pub in Meenbannad. Ducks are €5 each and are on sale at some local shops and post offices. Alternatively contact Donna at the Cope in Annagry or by phoning 0860730517 to purchase a duck. Only 100 ducks in the race with prize money totalling €300. All proceeds from The Irish Duck Race will be shared between lifeboat and Burtonport festival.The Burtonport Welcome CentreThe Welcome Centre will reopen for the 2013 season on Friday 15th March. from 8pm -10pm. The opening will consist of an arts and crafts exhibition. Exhibitions and events will continue through the season until the end of October. Submissions of paintings and sculpture will be acceptedon Wednesday 13th March from 2pm -5pm, should those times be unsuitable please contact gerard.pickett@gmail.com Craft exhibitors can set their stalls up from 10am on Friday 15th March RSVP BY EMAIL PLEASE. DD LOCAL: ROSSES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 10th, 2013 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:burtonportrosses community newslast_img read more