Emerson’s progression convinces Barça

first_imgThe name of Emerson Aparecido Leite de Souza Junior (14-1-1999) begins to sound loud in the office of Barça’s technicians. Known as Emerson Royal (Because of the similarity his aunt found with the mascot of a famous jelly brand in Brazil), the very young right-back man who will turn 21 in a few days progresses properly. Barça is already considering the option of executing a clause by which it could anticipate the arrival of the player, foreseen by contract until 2021. The arrival of Emerson links with another of the ideas that surround the head of the Barca technicians: sell to Nelson Semedo. Barcelona announced the signing of Emerson on January 31, 2019. Coming from Atlético Mineiro, he signed for five seasons. The cost of the operation was 12 million euros and closed by the hand of Betis, which paid half of the transfer with the condition of maintaining 50 percent of the rights of the player, which he owns today. Complex clauses surrounded the wording of the contract. In principle, Barça would have to pay six million euros to Betis if he executes the player’s return in 2021. If you advance this summer, you would have to pay, a supplement and the final price would be between 9 and 12 million. The good relationship between Barça and Betis, confirmed in the transfer of Junior Firpo and the assignment of Aleña, would facilitate conversations. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 6, 2020center_img Emerson has already scored three goals and has given four assists this season. Between Semedo and Sergi Roberto, the two right sides of Barça (without considering Wague that has hardly had any options) have not scored any and have given five assists. To the figures of Emerson (which could have gained weight because it reaches the rival area a lot) adds the feeling that it is a side with physical power, that it is going forward and that it is also growing. That factor is the one that convinces the Barça technicians, who have intensified the follow-up of the player, who It does not have a community place, although today is not a problem at Barça (only has Arthur Y Vidal as foreigners).’Discovery’ of André Cury, the head of the technical secretariat in South America, Emerson arrived in Europe after a strong bid that Chelsea and Arsenal also entered. His signing, full of clauses and commissions, was questioned in Barcelona. Mainly because a transfer was being paid for a player who was not going to wear the Barca shirt, but Betis. After a few months, however, there are already voices that see him as the right-wing future of Barcelona. The possible exit of Semedo in summer and its growth in the championship begin to make it feasible.last_img read more

Senate Confirms Angela Bush Transport Minister

first_imgThe Senate Committee on Transport has unanimously confirmed Madam Angela Cassell-Bush as Minister of Transport, Republic of Liberia. Minister Bush will replace outgoing Transport Minister, Mr. Tonorlah Varpilah, pending submission of the Senate’s confirmation proceedings to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Cassell-Bush, outgoing Deputy Minister for Expenditure and Debt Management at the Ministry of Finance, has vast public sector experience working previously at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During her confirmation hearing, the incoming Transport Minister outlined a seven-point plan of action to be undertaken in six months, starting with what she called “series of inter-agency reviews to assist us better understand the structural, policy, legal and technical challenges facing the sector.” She said, on assuming office, she would initiate a scheme for effective coordination amongst agencies within the sector.“Along these lines, we will work to activate the national transport policy and strategy implementation steering Committee chaired by the Ministry of Transport and co-chaired by both GIZ and Ministry of Public Works with the National Port Authority (NPA), National Transit Authority (NTA), Roberts International Airport (RIA) serving as members,” she told the Senate Committee.Madam Bush said, as the sector Minister, her team would work with relevant stakeholders to review the status of reconstruction works at the Roberts International Airport, “particularly our airport runway, in light of the current crisis.”Given the potential resource problems that would arise as a result of the current Ebola crisis, she told the Committee her team would focus more energy on soft projects such as the setting up of the one stop shop, developing policy manuals, strengthening the internal control framework and capacity development.“We intend to expeditiously fast-track the drafting and submission for your consideration “Axle Road and Public Safety Laws” currently under stakeholder review and advisement,” she concluded. Analysts welcomed Madam Bush’s confirmation by the Liberian Senate and expressed the hope that the new Minister of Transport will also seek to immediately address the hike in transportation fare by drivers.Transport fares have nearly double as a result of the Ebola epidemic which has forced the government to adopt a safety measure that requires drivers to take only three in the back seat.  The government’s decision is intended to minimize commuters coming in close contact with each other, a major mode by which the Ebola virus can be contracted, health officials say.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mangrove Paradise Seeks US$2M for Agriculture, Tourism

first_imgPassengers board a canoe en route to Mangrove Paradise.(Photo by Kenneth Best, Jr.) A butterfly feasts on a piece of pineapple at Mangrove Paradise.(Photo by Kenneth Best, Jr.) Mangrove Paradise CEO, Pinky Bemah-Goll, converses with guests with a platter of freshly cut pineapple from her farm.(Photo by Kenneth Best, Jr.) Mangrove Paradise(Photo by Kenneth Best, Jr.) Overlooking the Du River toward Mangrove Paradise(Photo by Kenneth Best, Jr.) The Mangrove Paradise pineapple farm(Photo by Kenneth Best, Jr.) Landscape at Mangrove Paradise(Photo by Kenneth Best, Jr.) Pinky Bemah Goll: Tourism and Agriculture in this area will attract incomes for the locals.”(Photo: Judoemue Kollie)center_img Exotic flora in view at Mangrove Paradise(Photo by Kenneth Best, Jr.) Scenes from Mangrove Paradise, Liberia1 of 11 Exotic flora in view at Mangrove Paradise(Photo by Kenneth Best, Jr.) Pinky Bemah-Goll at her pineapple patch at Mangrove Paradise.(Photo: Judoemue Kollie)Mrs. Pinky Bemah Goll, a farmer, is seeking to boost agriculture and tourism in the mangrove swamp along the Robertsfield Highway, Montserrado County, as part of her stake in the Liberian economy. Therefore, she is seeking partnership from the public or private sector.With support from her family, she bought 100 acres of land where she has planted a variety of crops, and has planned to construct modern facilities for recreation purposes.Goll told the Daily Observer during a tour of her property over the weekend, that the initiative will create employment for the community and significantly contribute to the country’s economy.“Farming is my area of interest as my father and grandparents were farmers. But when I lived in the United States of America, I got to learn the importance of tourism. And so upon my return to Liberia, I started the ‘Mangrove Paradise’ to boost the tourism trade and agriculture,” Madam Goll said.She explained how the entire area was a complete forest in 2007, “but with my meager resources, I began to transform the area, and today, it is taking the face of a real business center to attract customers.”The Mangrove Paradise is an island on the Du River, just off the Robertsfield Highway. From the highway, a dirt road opposite the Baptist Theological Seminary leads to the river, at which point one must take a 10 minute canoe ride to the island. Once there, the island — a work in progress — offers breathtaking views and serenity, exotic fauna and flora, as well as juicy pineapple and other produce from the ground. A partial view of the Mangrove Paradise, off the Robertsfield highway.(Photo: Judoemue Kollie) According to Madam Goll, she initially invested US$35,000 to develop the farm and constructed few buildings to host visitors. However, she said, taking into consideration her project masterplan, it will cost her about US$2 million to transform the entire area into an attractive tourist center, something she said will require partnership from interested individuals to make the dream a reality.“Tourism on this river will contribute greatly to the economy, because  it will promote agriculture and tourism since we will sell wild cherries and pineapple juices to restaurant and hotel owners in Monrovia to raise income,” she said.“When the place is transformed as I have perceived it,” Madam Goll continued, “people from nearby villages will earn income by transporting visitors to the site by canoes to avoid traveling on foot on long distances to transact businesses.Like any other business center, the Mangrove Paradise is not free of challenges such as the lack of farming implements and pest control to maximize her farm’s produce.“I have cultivated 10 acres of lowland and 20 acres of upland with improved rice varieties, as well as over 1000 seedlings of pineapple that are harvested during the farming season,” she said.While Madam Goll said she is striving to succeed, she is seeking partnership with well-meaning individuals to make her dream a reality.“We would like to seek the assistance of the government or interested individuals to buttress our efforts because we believe that this vision can become a reality, provided we can secure the necessary finances,” she said.Meanwhile, Madam has called on the authority at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to arrest individuals who are constantly reportedly destroying the river at the Mangrove Paradise.“There are some unscrupulous individuals who are engage in using dynamite to kill the fish in the river,” she said, requesting authorities of the EPA to intervene and put an end to the situation.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St. John Literacy Society to host Mad Hatter Golf Tournament on May 11

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society is hosting a Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 11 at the Lone Wolf Golf Club.Lone Wolf Marketing and Events Coordinator, L.J. Lawson, says the theme for the Golf Tournament is Mad Hatter, and since it’s the first year, they have set a goal of $10,000 with all proceeds going towards youth programs at the Literacy Society.“The Literacy Society is hosting a Golf Tournament next Saturday, May 11 and it is a Mad Hatter theme. It’s the first tournament for them, so hopefully, we can raise $10,000 and all this will go to support youth programming at the Fort St. John Literacy Society.”- Advertisement -The fee to register is $100 per person. Included in the fee will be 18 holes of golf, along a Mad Hatter themed dinner.The Literacy Society’s Mad Hatter Golf Tournament is taking place at the Lone Wolf Golf Club on Saturday, May 11, 2019.For more information, you can visit the Lone Wolf Golf Club’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Exclusive – Davis praises Koeman for Southampton’s great start to the season

first_imgSouthampton midfielder Steven Davis told talkSPORT the board and new manager Ronald Koeman deserve credit for the Saints’ brilliant start to the season.The south coast club were expected to struggle this season after losing boss Mauricio Pochettino to Tottenham and a host of first-team stars such as Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren, while replacing them with little known recruits such as Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic.However, under new boss Koeman, Southampton have excelled, reaching the dizzying heights of second in the Premier League and beating Stoke to reach the Capital One Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday night.“We’re going into the games with confidence because of the run we’ve been on,” Davis told the Sports Bar after the 3-2 win at the Britannia Stadium.“The players we’ve brought in have a lot of quality. He’s [Koeman] got us organised, everybody knows their job. He’s a calming influence and everyone’s enjoying playing under him.“At the end of the season we kind of knew one or two might leave but maybe not the numbers that did.“It was a big period for the club but to be fair the board, and the manager that has come in, they’ve done a fantastic job in recruiting these players and they have got some real quality in.”last_img read more

A JANUARY FLIGHT BRINGS WONDERFUL HOPE FOR DONEGAL’S GOLDEN EAGLES!

first_imgDonegal’s most successful pair of breeding Golden eagles were spotted again this week. Pic courtesy of the Golden Eagle Project.It may only be the early days of 2015 but Donegal’s Golden Eagles are showing promise that their population could swell again this summer.The project’s most successful pairing of eagles have once again been spotted on their favourite ledge at Glenveagh National Park.Between them they have managed to breed six wild Irish Golden Eagles. Below is a report from Lorcan O’Toole, the co-ordinator of the Golden Eagle Project.January 7th: The Glenveagh pair of Golden Eagles have been roosting in the National Park for the last two weeks. This morning, I managed to see them as they left their favoured ledge at 8.41 am. It was still quite dull in the shaded glen at that time.The pair’s female hatched in May 2001 near Assyant, Sutherland in the Scottish Highlands. She was released in Glenveagh in August 2001. So she is approaching her 14th ‘birthday’ this May. The picture was taken at her nest site in 2009, when she (Yellow Horizontal Bar) reared two chicks. The two yellow wing tags have since fallen off, but the small radio back, minus the long aerial, can be seen occasionally above her feathers. She has a slight kink in the centre of her tail, where two new feathers have not yet quite reached their full length. She bred in the Bluestack Mountains in 2005 and 2006 before abandoning her territory and mate and moving back to Glenveagh. She paired up with a male bird (Blue 3), collected from Skye in 2002, and has been with him since. Both birds were seen for 8 minutes this morning as they sailed in tandem along the slight ridge winds above the Glenveagh valley, before disappearing out of site.This pair have reared 6 wild Irish Golden Eagle chicks between 2007 and 2013. It is only another short few months before they hopefully breed again in March.Over the holiday period, the three other pairs in Donegal were seen on their respective territories also.Though it was only a relatively short, and distant, sighting, it was nice to see these older eagles soaring effortlessly, at day break, on a brisk January morning. Once again, we will keep our fingers crossed as the next breeding season quickly approaches!A JANUARY FLIGHT BRINGS WONDERFUL HOPE FOR DONEGAL’S GOLDEN EAGLES! was last modified: January 12th, 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:donegalglenveagh national parkGolden eaglesLorcan o’Toolenestinglast_img read more

DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN SHOWS HE IS THE ‘MODERN’ MAN!

first_imgBernard Gallagher owner of CBM signs – conducts business – while holding his baby daughter Clodagh.Donegal businessman Bernard Gallagher has shown he is the quintessential ‘modern’ man by taking to fatherhood like a duck to water!His wife Emma gave birth to their beautiful baby girl Clodagh on Tuesday morning.Bernard owns and runs the hugely successful CBM Signs company – which is located on the Port Road, Letterkenny. Christmas is a busy time for all businesses and it is a particularly busy time of year for CBM signs.However, the Termon entrepreneur knows the show must go on, and has already shown his ‘multi-tasking’ skills from the photo above.Which shows he can do both jobs with ease!Who said men can’t ‘multi-task?  DONEGAL BUSINESSMAN SHOWS HE IS THE ‘MODERN’ MAN! was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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

BREAKING POLITICAL NEWS: PAT THE COPE ELECTED LEAS CHEANN COMHAIRLE

first_imgDeputy Pat The Cope GallagherPat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher has been elected the new Leas Cheann-Comhairle of the Dail.The 68 year old West Donegal Fianna Fail stalwart defeated Fine Gael TD Bernard Durkan by 69 votes to 68, followed by Sinn Féin’s Sean Crowe and Independent TD Mattie McGrath.The verdict comes after six weeks of negotiations when none of four candidates seeking the job got enough votes. Deputy Gallagher will receive a €34,000 per year top-up to the TD salary of €87,000.The post carries the same rank as a junior minister which also brings the right to hire two drivers to drive the office holder’s own car.BREAKING POLITICAL NEWS: PAT THE COPE ELECTED LEAS CHEANN COMHAIRLE was last modified: July 6th, 2016 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:daildonegalPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

BURGLARS TARGETING SAORVIEW TV SETS IN RAIDS – GARDAÍ

first_imgTHERE has been an upsurge in the theft of TVs in raids by burglars, Gardaí in Donegal said today.Local Garda Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace told Donegal Daily: “In a number of burglaries to residential homes in recent weeks it has been noticed that amongst the items stole are televisions, normally flat screen LED/LCD models.“This is unusual as it has not been the trend for the criminal to target televisions from the home and one possible reason is the coming on stream of SAORVIEW and the necessity in some cases to upgrade your television to receive the signals. This may have led to an increase in demand for Saorview enabled televisions. “It is important for the public to be aware that ‘ buyer beware’ as if you are offered and purchase a stolen television you have no title to it and you are in possession of stolen property.“Remember if it sounds too good to be true it normally is ! by purchasing you are feeding into crime in your county and in your community.”Householders are urged to note the make and serial number and use a covert (hidden) mark to mark your tv an ultra violet marker may suffice. Better still take a photograph of the TV with the serial number and mark and it may be beneficial in proving ownership if it is stolen and also prove less attractive to the thief.  BURGLARS TARGETING SAORVIEW TV SETS IN RAIDS – GARDAÍ was last modified: October 8th, 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:Donegal crime preventionGarda AlertPaul Wallacesaorview Tv theftslast_img read more

GROUP PLEAD WITH MINISTER TO PROTECT GIANT BASKING SHARKS

first_imgThe Donegal-based Irish Basking Shark Study Group has demanded Minister of Arts, Heritage, Gaelteacht and the Islands, Jimmy Deenihan to provide legal protection to basking sharks.A basking sharkHundreds of the majestic animals have arrived off the coast of Ireland in recent weeks with Donegal being rich in the huge creatures.Scientist Emmett Johnston, based in Inishowen, heads up the research project to understand more about the basking shark. However, the sharks, the second largest fish in the world’s oceans, have no legal protection under Irish law.Up until the 1950s the creatures were hunted across Ireland for the oil from their liver with more than 1,500 of the massive creature killed.Although the docile creatures are not hunted anymore, there are fears they are still vulnerable to being attacked or caught up in devices used for renewable energy.A spokesman for the group said “The basking shark is a true oceanic citizen which respects no territorial boundaries, it has a unique place in Irish maritime heritage and we are privileged to have access in Ireland to such an inspiring animal. “With this opportunity also comes a responsibility to ensure its protection and safe passage whilst present in Ireland’s waters.”The group has written to Minister Deenihan impressing upon him the tourism potential of the basking shark which is already being tapped into here in Co Donegal. GROUP PLEAD WITH MINISTER TO PROTECT GIANT BASKING SHARKS was last modified: June 8th, 2014 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:Basking Sharksdonegalprotectionlast_img read more