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Indonesian tycoon-owned Tranmere Rovers asks top contractor to fix stadium’s surface

first_imgEnglish third-tier soccer club Tranmere Rovers, which is partially owned by Santini Group, one of Indonesia’s leading conglomerates, has entrusted top contractor John Mallison to renovate the surface of its home ground, Prenton Park.“This project is the fruit of the hard work by our management and will be primarily financed by our Indonesian partner, the Santini group,” the club’s chairman Mark Palios said as quoted by kompas.com on Thursday.Palios said the reason behind Mallison’s appointment was crystal clear, as he had a proven track record building some of finest facilities of English soccer clubs. Mallison is widely known as the person behind the appearance of some of England’s finest soccer pitches, including the surfaces at Wembley, Old Trafford and Anfield. Read also: Tranmere Rovers soccer club sees light at end of tunnel in COVID-19 pandemicHe added that the club planned to use a Desso Grassmaster design that combines real grass with plastic-based fibers. Palios said in order to support the design of the surface, the club also planned to replace its underground water system.The project is set to begin immediately, amid the COVID-19 outbreak that has brought a halt to all soccer leagues across the country.Santini Group, owned by brothers Wandi Wanandi, Lukito Wanandi and Paulus Wanandi, sons of tycoon Sofyan Wanandi, bought a stake in the club in Sept. 4 last year. Through its ownership in the club, the Santini group has planned a series of projects aimed at boosting the performance of local talents.Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal confirm loan signing of Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid

first_imgDani Ceballos has joined Arsenal on a season long loan deal from Real Madrid (Picture: Getty) Dani Ceballos has completed his season long loan move to Arsenal, the north London club has confirmed.The 22-year-old joined Real Madrid two years ago but has found regular first team opportunities increasingly hard to come by.Ceballos had been interesting Tottenham and was reported to have met with Mauricio Pochettino, prior to starring at this summer’s European Under-21 Championships.ADVERTISEMENTUnai Emery’s personal intervention, however, helped convince the playmaker to join Arsenal instead and he will wear the No.8 shirt vacated by Aaron Ramsey.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City🇪🇸 #HolaDani 👋Welcome to The Arsenal, @DaniCeballos46 😎 pic.twitter.com/8gZLggahJZ— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 25, 2019 Comment Arsenal confirm loan signing of Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jul 2019 2:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.7kShares ‘I’m really proud to be able to wear this shirt,’ said Cebellos following the announcement of his signing. ‘I’m joining an historic Premier League side and it’s a step forward in my career.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’ve not spoken to my team-mates yet so we’re not sure of what the objective is, but obviously I’m coming here to give everything I have.‘Nobody will be able to question that because from the very first day I pull this jersey on I’ll give everything I’ve got. We’ll try to achieve the club’s objectives.’Emery, meanwhile, added: ‘We’re excited to see Dani join us. He is a talented player with big technical ability, creativity and precision.’Cebellos represents Arsenal’s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of Brazilian teenager Gabriel Martinelli.Arsenal are hopeful of securing further deals for Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and maintain an interest in Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, but are struggling to match the Eagles’ £80million valuation.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Robbie Fowler names Harry Maguire and David Luiz as his signings of the summer transfer window

first_imgLuiz completed an £8m move from Chelsea to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Fowler is confident Luiz will be an invaluable addition to Arsenal’s dressing room as he brings a wealth of experience with him to north London.‘My other “best buy” of the window comes in the bargain section and the plaudits go to Arsenal… for signing David Luiz,’ he added.‘Yes, I know there are detractors, I know so many people don’t rate him.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘But £8m for a Brazil international ­defender who’s won the ­Premier League, Champions League, two Europa Leagues and two French leagues along with a Confederations Cup?‘That’s a steal for that sort of experience.‘I think Arsenal may just have got the best of this window.’MORE: Rio Ferdinand admits he would have ‘loved’ Bruno Fernandes at Manchester United Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 11 Aug 2019 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link455Shares Advertisement Fowler has backed Luiz to succeed at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘The same was said about Liverpool and Virgil van Dijk last season. Doesn’t look like silly money now, though, does it?‘United had to pay whatever it took to get Maguire and, for me, he can transform their ­defence in the same way.’center_img Robbie Fowler names Harry Maguire and David Luiz as his signings of the summer transfer window Advertisement Robbie Fowler thinks Manchester United were right to spend big on Harry Maguire (Picture: Getty)Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has named Harry Maguire and David Luiz as his two signings of the summer transfer window.Maguire’s £80million switch from Leicester to Manchester United made him the most expensive defender in the history of the game, eclipsing the £75m Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk back in January 2018.Luiz, meanwhile, completed a controversial move from Chelsea to Arsenal on deadline day in a reported £8million deal.Fowler believes United were right to spend big on Maguire despite eyebrows being raised at the size of the world record fee.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Harry Maguire will come as no surprise as my top pick for the best buy,’ he said in his Daily Mirror column.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I know it was a crazy amount of money, but I don’t go with the idea Manchester United ­overpaid. What does that even mean?‘If you need a player, you pay what you can and what it takes to get him. United desperately needed a top ­centre-back… and they’ve got him. So the money doesn’t matter, getting the player does.last_img read more

US Strengthens Role as World’s Top Ethane Exporter

first_imgU.S. exports of ethane have increased from nearly nothing in 2013 to an average of 260,000 barrels per day (b/d) through the first 10 months of 2018, accounting for about one-sixth of the country’s hydrocarbon gas liquids exports. The United States became the world’s top exporter of ethane in 2015, surpassing Norway, the only other country to ship ethane internationally. In 2014 and 2015, all U.S. ethane shipments went to Canada, but in 2018 the country sent ethane to 10 countries.According to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. ethane production grew 74%, from an average of 1.0 million b/d in 2012 to 1.7 million b/d in the 10-month period from January to October 2018.Since early 2014, when the United States first exported ethane by pipeline to Canada, further infrastructure additions have enabled exports of ethane to grow and expand their geographic reach. Two more pipelines to Canada and two marine terminals, capable of shipping super-cooled ethane overseas, entered service in early 2018.Altogether, current U.S. export capacity totals nearly 450,000 b/d, and the United States now supplies ethane to Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.Additionally, Energy Transfer Partners is planning to build its second ethane export terminal along the Gulf Coast in Nederland, Texas. The Orbit Ethane Export Terminal, planned for completion in late 2020, will have the capacity to export 175,000 b/d of ethane overseas, with 150,000 b/d of that capacity already committed to Satellite Petrochemicals of China.last_img read more

Guyana police commissioner accused of rape

first_img Tweet 38 Views   one comment Sharing is caring! Guyana’s Police Commissioner Henry Green, who is facing rape allegationsGEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s Police Commissioner Henry Green is facing allegations that he violently raped and falsely imprisoned a thirty-four year old mother of two at gun-point. The woman, the wife of a Guyana Defence Force officer, said the incident occurred at a guesthouse, for which she said Green had keys to a room.The alleged victim said she went to see Green on November 15, 2011 about an assault by a police officer whose wife was involved in an extra-marital affair with her husband. She claimed to have been assaulted by the officer over a video recording she secretly had made of his wife and her husband allegedly having sex in October 2011.The victim related that, after hearing about her plight, Green appeared to empathize with her and assured her that he would investigate the matter. She said the top cop even gave her money to attend to her kids on two separate occasions, on November 15 and subsequent to the alleged incident.The woman claimed that Green asked her to return the following week. She said upon her return on November 22, she was made to wait for hours until evening. When she finally saw Green it was night and he offered her a ride. She said that instead of taking her to her home, the Police Commissioner drove her to a hotel, forced her into the room and demanded that she remove her clothing.The alleged victim said Green brandished his gun in the vehicle as well as in the hotel room. When she resisted he slapped her in the face and choked her into submission, she recalled. She furnished telephone records that purportedly establish that Green made dozens of phone calls and sent several text messages to her cellular phone from his private cellular phone after the incident. The woman asserted that most of the subsequent communication from Green was threatening. She said Green also threatened to kill her on more than one occasion, and expressed fear for her life. She claimed to have sought but only received limited medical treatment.She has retained the services of attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes, and has filed an official complaint at the Brickdam Police station in Georgetown. Reports are that Guyana’s Crime Chief as well as the Head of the Presidential Secretariat were aware of the incident before it became public.Green has been previously accused of rape during President Desmond Hoyte’s administration. He was a senior superintendent at the time, and was reportedly sent on leave but reinstated after the investigation allegedly stalled over a lack of evidence.Green’s US visa was revoked in 2006 by the US government for alleged involvement with criminals, including drug lords. The then US Ambassador to Guyana in 2006 warned then President Bharrat Jagdeo not to appoint Green as police commissioner, as he was possibly under DEA investigation and could be indicted by the US Justice Department.Following these allegations, the New York-based Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has called for Green’s removal as police commissioner.CGID president Rickford Burke said in a statement on Wednesday, “Although Mr Green himself as police commissioner has countenanced the abridgement of many a citizen’s right to natural justice, as well as egregious violations of human rights, he is entitled to due process and a presumption of innocence until convicted in a court of law.”Burke added that the Institute’s call for Green’s removal is in no way a rush to judgment on the rape allegations. “This position is not a rush to judgment but was informed by a distressing accumulation of red flags including substantiated allegations of other criminal and unethical conduct; a determination by the US government that Commissioner Green ostensibly has criminal associations with and may have benefited from narcotics traffickers; the revocation of his US visa; the unchecked political bias of the police under his leadership and their systemic failures to adequately fight crime,” he noted.Burke also called on recently-elected President Donald Ramotar to end the culture of lawlessness in Guyana by demanding accountability from public officials, beginning with Green. “It is time to end the cycle of injustice in Guyana. If these allegations are deemed by the DPP to have merit, CGID expects that Mr Green will be arrested, charged and prosecuted like any other citizen facing similar allegations would be.”Burke called on Ramotar to “end Green’s tenure, as he is unfit to lead a law enforcement agency while under this cloud of alleged impropriety.”Green, who has passed retirement age, has been retained by the PPP government on a month to month basis. Police sources say his retention has stagnated promotion among the force’s top ranks. By Caribbean News Now contributor Sharecenter_img NewsRegional Guyana police commissioner accused of rape by: – December 15, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

Helicopter crash probe to review aircraft use rules

first_imgGamboa, Banac, Gayramara, Estona andthe two pilots are in stable condition at St. Luke’s Medical Center in TaguigCity. He also assured the public that thegrounding of the entire PNP fleet would not affect other police operations. “We need a thorough investigation.This is not a case where we are looking for a murderer or a pursuit operationwhere time is of the essence. Still, the faster, the better,” he said inFilipino. Such move was part of the StandardOperating Procedure (SOP), he added. While he did not give a time table,Eleazar said they aim to finish the investigation at the soonest possible time. Eleazar said the helicopter had noblack box, an electronic recording device that preserves the recent history ofan aircraft. Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar,PNP deputy chief for operations and head of the Special Investigation TaskGroup (SITG), inspected the crash site with experts from the Philippine AirForce Safety Office and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP)yesterday. The helicopter hit a high tension wireupon take-off due to poor visibility caused by thick dust, causing it to crashin Barangay San Antonio at around 8 a.m. on Thursday. (PNA) Aside from Gamboa, the otherpassengers of the helicopter were PNP spokesperson Brigadier General BernardBanac, Director for Comptrollership Major General Jovic Ramos, Director forIntelligence Major General Mariel Magaway, Gamboa’s aide Captain KevinGayramara, pilots Lieutenant Colonel Roel Zalatar and Lieutenant Colonel  Rico Macawili, and crew member Senior MasterSgt. Luis Estona. While the investigation is ongoing,the flying of seven air assets of the PNP has been suspended, Eleazar said. MANILA – The Philippine NationalPolice (PNP) will review the guidelines on the usage of its air assets as partof its probe of the crash of the helicopter carrying PNP chief, General ArchieGamboa and seven others in San Pedro, Laguna. This is the first time the PNP isconducting an investigation of an aircraft accident, he added. “This is for us to see the wholesituation to make necessary findings and recommendations,” he said. Initial investigation has beenconducted by the local police and the Criminal Investigation and DetectionGroup (CIDG), he said. “Some say there is a flight radar andblack box but we have yet to find out. According to the provincial director ofLaguna who happened to be a pilot, this Bell 429 (helicopter) had no blackbox,” Eleazar noted. CHOPPER CRASH. The helicopter carrying PNP chief Archie Gamboa and other police officials crashed in Barangay San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna, on March 5, 2020. Photo by Rappler “We requested (their) assistancebecause they are the experts in this field,” Eleazar told reporters. Meanwhile, Ramos and Magaway remain incritical condition at the Unihealth Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center(Unihealth) in Laguna Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa, respectively. Eleazar said authorities would makeuse of existing pieces of evidence, which include statements of witnesses,first responders, and passengers, in probing the accident.last_img read more

Two OA grads earn ‘Distinguished Alumni’ award

first_imgOldenburg, In. — Oldenburg Academy is pleased to announce Sue Siefert ’76 and Jan Dietz Alexander ’77, as Distinguished Alumni. Siefert and Alexander were recognized by classmates and community members at the annual Alumni Homecoming on October 14, 2017.Distinguished Alumni are nominated and selected through the criteria of having been graduated for at least ten years from OA/ICA. The distinguished alum must have been regarded as a student who invested in the OA community during his or her tenure through involvement. In addition, the distinguished alum must be a person who has made a significant impact on and contribution to the world (local, national, global). Additionally the criteria names someone who lives out the mission and values of OA in his/her everyday life. After nominations are reviewed, the Distinguished Alumni is selected from a committee.Oldenburg Academy congratulates Sue Siefert and Jan Dietz Alexander.Sue Siefert ’76 “Distinguished Alumni Award”Sue reflects the Franciscan values she learned at the Academy. Sue is not only a woman of prayer; she embodies the values of compassion for those in need, simplicity of focus in bringing the gospel to life, and enthusiasm for building up others. She does this in her promotion and support of the Sisters of St. Francis as their Development Director and in the importance she places on famSue Siefertily and friends.  Sue has been especially visible in Batesville and Oldenburg through her community involvement. She has served as president of Batesville Area Resource Center (BARC) and was instrumental in joining with the community to bring the facility to life. As a member of the Batesville Kiwanis, Sue is one of the organizers of “Applefest.” She is also a member of the Rural Alliance of the Arts, Ripley County Community Foundation, and the Batesville Area Historical Society. Because of Sue’s dedication to the Sisters and the community, she received the Batesville Area Chamber Distinguished Service Award in 2016.Jan Dietz Alexander ’77 “Distinguished Alumni Award”Jan began her lifelong nursing career in the perinatal care in Indianapolis and Kokomo before moving to Nashville, TN in 1986 where she continues to serve today.  The care and education of mothers and their children has always been her passion. Thirty-two years later while working as Director of Women’s Services, Jan was instrumental in creating The Birth Center at Hendersonville Hospital.   On May 12, 2016 Jan received the Patient Experience Healthcare Hero Award at the Nashville Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes Award Reception.   Jan is also involved in her community as well.  She is an active member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, and she has taken several missionJan Alexandertrips to Port Au Prince, Haiti to assist the earthquake victims. Additionally, she has served on the Board for the March of Dimes and currently serves as a very active and committed Board Member for the Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center in Gallatin, TN.last_img read more

Taylor has IMCA Modified field covered at Legit

first_imgWEST PLAINS, Mo. (April 16) – After restarting last in Saturday’s main event at Legit Speedway, then racing back through the field to take the $1,500 checkers, Jeff Taylor got to go home and get some shuteye.Taylor got the best of the Xtreme Motor Sports Modified field after exiting to the pits with a cut left rear tire five circuits into the 30-lapper.“It was just a racing deal. I got into them and they got into me,” said Taylor, seventh on the origi­nal starting grid. “After the restart I was able to run high, low, middle, just wherever. I was happy we were able to so good. There were some pretty good guys there.”The race ended with a couple late cautions and Taylor, already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, four car lengths ahead of Logan Martin.Robby Arnold, 13th starting Richie Tosh and Brian Ritchie rounded out the top five in the Midwest Walnut-sponsored special.Taylor lives just an hour and 15 minutes or so from West Plains but had to make quite a drive to get there for the Saturday show.He was on the road all night Thursday after working in North Dakota with a side trip to Wisconsin, and attended son Cole’s AAU basketball game in Searcy, Ark., before heading to the track.“It was a lot of traveling,” he said. “I got home at 3 a.m. Sunday and I didn’t have any trouble get­ting to sleep.”Feature results – 1. Jeff Taylor; 2. Logan Martin; 3. Robby Arnold; 4. Richie Tosh; 5. Brian Ritchie; 6. Travis Mosley; 7. Mark Norris; 8. Brint Hartwick; 9. Buck Reid; 10. Brandon Walsh; 11. Cam Rank; 12. Clay Norris; 13. Mikey Bell; 14. Daryl Hay; 15. Tyler Newcom; 16. Kris Lloyd; 17. Lance Stillings; 18. Gage Raines; 19. Daniel Matthews; 20. Jerry Croney; 21. Rick Vinson; 22. Shawn Walsh; 23. Drew Armstrong; 24. Matt Barry; 25. Tyler Vinson.last_img read more

Mark A. Murray, 69

first_imgMark A. Murray, 69 of Morgantown, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville, IN. Mark was born on June 14, 1950 in Columbus, the son of Robert and Virginia (Tracy) Murray. He was a 1968 graduate of the Western Military Academy. He married Nancy (Morgan) Robbins on February 17, 1991 in Franklin and she preceded him in death on December 29, 2003.Mark was a proud Navy Veteran. He worked as a plumber and a Harley-Davidson mechanic for many years. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, DAV, ABATE and American Legion Post 233 in Edinburgh.He is survived by his step children – Laura (Alex) Stemle of Greenwood, Mike (Lisa Walls) Robbins of Morgantown, Tony (Katie) Robbins of Lebanon and Steven Robbins of Indianapolis; two sisters – Velva Love and Icy Knutson; and one step grandchild, Anna Robbins.Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 2PM until the start of the funeral service at 3:30PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to ABATE of Indiana Region 6, 51 Baldwin Street, Bargersville, IN 46106. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

President Cup National Final 8 gets date

first_imgRelatedPosts FIBA releases guidelines for basketball’s return D’Tigress end Olympic Qualifiers on a high Nigeria win U-18 FIBA 3×3 Africa Cup of Nations bronze The Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos will again come alive when teams converge on it for the 2019 President Cup National Final 8 holding from November 12 to 17.In a memo sent to the teams, the eight teams which qualified from the first round phase played in Ilorin will battle for the sole slot to represent Nigeria in the group stage of the newly introduced NBA-FIBA Basketball League.In Group A, Rivers Hoopers, coached by Ogoh Odaudu, is grouped alongside Lagos Islanders, Nigeria Army Rockets and Benue Braves.Group B will see Kwara Falcons battle Niger Potters, Defenders of Abuja and Raptors of Lagos battle for supremacy.According to the competition’s format, all teams will qualify for the quarter finals with teams paired according to their final group stage standing.Hoopers of Port Harcourt and Defenders qualified and represented Nigeria at the now rested FIBA Men Club Championship in 2018.Tags: FIBAPresident Cup National Final 8last_img read more

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