Marcelino: “Luis Suarez was our Xavi, Lapetra was Iniesta”

first_img“I was able to sign for Real Madrid, but I won twice as much as Di Stefano. They should have given me five million pesetas back then ”Marcellin JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) -In football you play for the public, your audience, not for one person. I didn’t know when he got to the box, nor did I care. I was worried about the opponent in front of me. There were people who wanted to give more political importance to that party than the protagonists actually gave it. It only had sport importance. I stood out in that game and went to the locker room without turning around or picking up the Cup. If it were otherwise there could be punishments, which might be. I think I never went to the National Team because of my attitude. Come on, they stopped taking me.-There were reprisals against you.-But not for that game, there were several things, because I complained about the Cup finals that I had, we always had to play away from home. Even when we faced Barcelona we had to go there. I had to face myself when I saw things that I didn’t think were fair and I paid some consequences. JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) -Your friend Luis had to arrive to return to the path of triumph. Before Euro 2008 you ventured that if Spain won that title it would chain a few years of titles and successes. Why was he so convinced?-I said it because I saw it coming. That team from Luis was hungry to win. I remember that the team of 64 met with them before the European Championship. I had to be at the table with Villa and Torres and they looked at us with admiration. I told them that they had a team as big as ours, but that they had a defect that had to be removed. When they reached the quarterfinals and faced technically very good people they thought they were superior to them and suffered. When that happened to me, I thought that if I suffered, they were dead, broken. The defect of the selection was that it had idealized a series of teams. They thought they were superior. When we deal with you, we beat them. We had complex. I told them that as soon as they thought that these rivals could be won, they would win them and so it was. We had an impressive team and the advantage of having Luis Aragonés who was a winner, as he was already as a player.-You only played 14 games with the national team.-Yes. Then three games were played a year, but they were worth many now. It was eight years. – The players felt used politically with the triumph of the Eurocopa?-Do not. But I talk about me, not about the selection as such. I felt that there was a current in the Government in favor of Real Madrid and Barcelona. With a lot of nerve. I don’t have any picture with the cup after the game. I finished and went to the locker room. And the reason was because of what I had before that happened with Zaragoza. I was not comfortable in the National Team. I play with Di Stéfano and Gento the qualifying phase for the World Cup in Chile. My first match is against Morocco at the Bernabéu. They take Puskas out of the team, with everything it was, and they get me. I score a goal and I was considered the best of 22. It turns out that a month before I qualified for Spain for the World Cup in Chile and then they didn’t take me saying that I was very young and could scare me, when I was the flag bearer of Zaragoza. That bothered me a lot. I was going to defend Spain but I was not happy with how the team was taking. At that time the Secretary General of Sports was a politician and the Spanish Government tended to take players from Madrid, Barcelona, ​​and Athletic. Because they lived in Madrid and they feared Barcelona … That’s why I went to the locker room, I never stayed to pick up the trophy or go around the field. Not in the Cup finals, either. It was my way of claiming that all athletes had to be treated with the same equity.– And then at night how was the most intimate celebration of the title?-I spent two or three hours with an interpreter talking to Yashin. A very nice guy. For me the two best goalkeepers in history were always Yashin and Iribar, which we had. The two teams had dinner at the Palace hotel in Madrid and after dinner I went with Luis Aragones who was a friend of mine who had played that qualifying phase and with Carlos Lapetra.-And the next day reception in El Pardo with Franco …-Yes. I did not go with the team. I went with Rivilla in her Mercedes and we arrived a little late. (Serie). Just for the picture. We had to wait a lot, there was a paraphernalia … and with the car we arrived direct. “I had to retire with 29 years, they sewed me with kicks. One day Gallego, who marked me, followed me to my dressing room and went into the bathroom with me. ”Marcellin “In those days I was the best top scorer in the world, but I was not a forward to use, I also liked to create game.”Marcellin -Why do you think the great head auctioneer has been lost?-Because it is like that and also for a long time. There is not a Marcellin. In my time it was said that I was the best auctioneer in the world. Jackie Charlton, against whom I played with Zaragoza, said after the game that a 1.72 footballer had never won over the actions. He told me it looked like he had springs on his legs. He took half body jumping and he was 1.98.-Were the injuries removed with 29 years?-Yes. I could not anymore. When you are the scorer of a team of which you are forty percent, all the clubs are for you. I was the one who scored the goals. All the games put me an uncle for myself. They kicked me a lot. They followed me to the changing rooms. As it is. “When the game ended I went to the locker room, I did not go around the field, nor did I pick up the Cup, nor do I have any photos. The next day I arrived late to the reception of El Pardo. “Marcellin “In some moments I was not comfortable. There were people who wanted to give more importance to the victory before the USSR and only had sport significance.Marcellin -How?-How do I tell him. Not only were the 90 minutes attached to me but one day Paco Gallego, from Barcelona, ​​was so obsessed with me that at the end of the first half, we climbed the stairs of the changing rooms, to the right was mine. I went in, I went to the bathroom and there I find him by my side. He hadn’t noticed and there I was pissing and he was next. I told him what he was doing there. A scare was hit and it was thrown.-We enter into matter. Your goal, the title of Eurocopa 64. Imagine that you are Matías Prats and you have to narrate your own so much.-Everything started in a corner against us. Rivilla cleared head and the ball came to me that had come down to defend. I gave it back to Revilla who went for the band and gave it to Pereda. At the moment I touch the ball at the beginning of the play I forget everything and go to the opposite area looking for the center forward position. The play went by the band, Pereda made a break as he was going to get inside and went out. I was already at the penalty spot waiting for the center, when I arrived I threw myself towards the ball and came a little behind. I threw the body back, I found the ball in front and hit, as I liked, just towards the goal line, the goal line. It was a dry blow. Yashin didn’t have time to throw himself.-And what was as historic as his goal was that for years it was thought that the center had been of Amancio and not of Pereda because of the assembly of the television images. Why did none of the three ever say anything, to undo the mess?– I had always commented that the center had been Pereda. JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) This was his mythical goalA center of Pereda arrived from the right (usually a trick image is seen in which Amancio centers, because the node, which did not have the play, mounted it with that trick), at half height. Marcelino bent down, turned his torso and neck and percussed the ball, from about twelve meters, to the strain of Yashin’s left stick, which didn’t even move. “The team was so long without winning because it had complex against certain rivals. When he lost it with Luis, he won everything. It was a great team. ”Marcellincenter_img JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) -Your beginnings were on the beach …-Yes. What we did all those kids in Ares is to play beach four or five hours after leaving school. The advantage of playing on the beach is that being soft and hard sand, the physical conditions you get are bestial. From the beach I went to Racing del Ferrol in Segunda. I played some games in the Galicia of Mugardos, but Racing already knew me from the beach and had me seen to sign. I studied at the seminar and I quit. My mother got a huge dislike because I wanted her to be a priest. I didn’t want him to play football. I played as an amateur and started studying industrial engineer. In Ferrol I was a short year.-The chronicles of the time say that his best weapon, in addition to the head shot, was speed.-Yes, in Zaragoza I played the first year as a right winger. In ten meters Gento and I would be on par in terms of speed, but in 40 meters mine was higher. I held up to 60 meters at maximum. In 100 meters it was a little less than 11 seconds … in the classic tennis shoes. He jumped head over three meters and peak.-Let’s talk about his head shot, his great specialty, which allowed him to score that goal that is a sublime part of the history of Spanish football.-The head game is very difficult and almost extinct. The two great auctioneers I noticed and were my teachers were Zarra and César, who was later my coach at Zaragoza. They were the best in the world and then, it’s me. After me I don’t think anyone will reach my height.-What is the secret of the head shot?-I think you are born with that gift. It helped me a lot to play on the beach barefoot. We played volleyball with the head. But I think it was also genetic because the other children also played the same thing and did not jump like me. I did not play federated neither in children nor in juveniles. When they did my medical tests to sign for Racing, the doctor made me repeat ten series of tests for the low pulsations I gave. It was strange that he gave 38/40 … I asked him why I had to do so many series and he didn’t want to answer me.Years later that same doctor gave a conference in Zaragoza to which I went and asked him about the medical tests he had done years before and told me that he was about to give me useless for football because my recovery power was not normal. I thought I could have a heart injury. It was not normal to have the same pulsations at rest and after exertion. The fact of playing five hours on the beach had influenced my power of recovery although for me it was like being five hours playing tute,– And the secret of the jump that keeps so much zeal, what was it?-I had a lot of jumping power, it is seen in the photos and images of my time. My secret was that I didn’t jump straight, I jumped forward and then threw my body back to always have the ball in front of me and choose the direction you want to give the ball. The secret is in the waist suit, without the waist suit there is no head shot. I always pointed to the goal line, there the goalkeeper suffers greatly. He doesn’t have time to react anymore. This happened in the goal of the European Championship. Yashin is standing because he doesn’t see the auction until he has it on top. JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) -During the end of 64, at some point, the players looked towards the box, you worried about what could be cooking with the presence of Franco … DAILY AS (DAILY AS) -And two years later the World Cup 66 in England. You go from starting to not play the first two games and have dropped on occasion that the lineups were not made to Villalonga, the coach, but were imposed from above.-In the European Championship we won, Villalonga made a sensational team with an average of 24/25 years. That team was very good, good enough to have won that World Cup if they hadn’t touched. It all started badly with the concentration of Santiago. We were 40 days and all raining. In the training camps the mud was coming from the ankles … What a way to train a World Cup! There was no way to play. It was a quagmire. There the Government sent us. Of that in the Federation, the Government commanded. I was not happy. I thought I was going to start and that we were going to win the World Cup. They made me the headline in a friendly in Santiago and I asked Villalonga to let me stay in Spain. I did not want to go. Four or five starting players were handed to substitutes. He had brought other players who imposed them. I will not say who because they were great players, but taxes.I told Villalonga what the problem was. That he wouldn’t put that team. The substitutes in training scored five or six goals. I asked him to explain what was happening. And he simply told me that the team had been imposed on some players. More or less in a clear, quite clear way.And I told him to leave me out. Among the four he has to rule out and so there was no problem. But he did not. I was very well known in England. The Government spoke with the coach and the president of Zaragoza and I was not going, but of course there could be consequences. Then they told me that they didn’t force me to play but that I had to go so that there was no political scandal. Then I went but I only played the last game when there was nothing left to do. We won Germany by miracle, in the end.-Why do you say so convinced that Spain could have won that World Cup 66?-Because we were very good. We had gone through the stone to all the best in those years. The logical thing is that we would have won it, but we already lost it in the concentration of Santiago and then with the election of the players that Villalonga made forced, as I said, by the Government.-What prize did you have for winning the Eurocup?-For winning the semifinal and the final 150,000 pesetas. In Zaragoza they gave us 300,000 pesetas for the Copa de Rey and 300,000 for the Copa de Ferias. And those 150,000 pesetas were not given to us by the Federation. There was money from an individual who put it and that’s why we got that amount. The Federation gave 70,000 pesetas. There was a patron who I don’t want to say.-Who was the Xavi of that Selection?-Luis Suarez. And Iniesta was Lapetra. They were the team players. Pereda and I also supported a lot in the midfield. Fuste had a long journey.– Did it give you the feeling that the national team had to win something again to really recognize the merit of that 1964 title.-Yes it had been valued. What happened was that the fan was tired of Spanish football, being a world team power, only had a title at the selection level and that it was becoming very stale. Spain deserved much more. At the selection level it was getting very bad. People when I saw me thanked me for that goal and had the right to demand more because Spanish football was far superior to what for so many years nothing was achieved.-How did you explain that drought with the good players who always went to the national team?-I thought that Spanish football was led by politicians and it was not the sport that led the sport. For that reason we pay more than. Soccer became politicized. That’s why when they talked about Russia’s goal it bothered me. It seemed to me that Spain had much more equipment and proof of this is that all Spanish clubs won in Europe. You could have done many more things with the selection. That is why there was a moment that celebrating that of 64 seemed a little disrespectful to the new players and the new generations. It bothered me about them. JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) “We had a team to have also won the World Cup 66, but the government imposed players on the coach. He told me himself. ”Marcellin -Before entering the subject and talking about your goal, introduce yourself in society for the new generations that didn’t see you play. Who was Marcellin?-Marcelino was a striker who created the front of the five magnificent in Zaragoza and was part of the National Team that was champion of the Eurocopa of 64 and was lucky enough to score the goal that gave us the title to all. That feat was of the team, not just Marcelino.-And how did he play, what was his style, what kind of striker was he?-I was not a center forward to use, I played for the bands, I went down to the center of the field, I liked to play. I scored goals, I am the top scorer in the history of Zaragoza, but I did more things. Before playing ‘nine’ I was extreme, inside… I gave almost more goals than I scored. He was a creator, as well as an auctioneer. I did not stay at the penalty spot. He finished coming from behind. By The National Team was about to turn 44 and Antwerp silver (1920) was already far away. Final of Eurocopa 64. That evening at the Bernabéu Marcelino Martínez Cao (29-4-1940) scored the goal of his life. That of the victory before the USSR. The history of the Red would not be understood without that much and this protagonist.Five decades later in his native Ares, in the restaurant Texture, owned by Tete, his wife, Marcelino takes out his private hard drive and reviews his life as an international with a memory worth considering. “Franco didn’t like football. He liked bulls and hunting. We don’t play the final for him, but for our audience. ”Marcellin “I became a footballer on the beach and I had beastly physical conditions. I was running 100 meters in less than 11 seconds and my jump was three meters and a peak ”Marcellin – Do you remember the first time?-Yes it was against Morocco. Qualifying match for the Chilean World Cup 62. We won (3-2) and scored the first goal. I was chosen as the best player of the game and they didn’t take me to the World Cup… Ha ha ha. They said I was very young and it could scare me … I don’t want to talk about it, but the reality is that before the World Cup, Real Madrid wanted to sign me and in the end there was no transfer and I think it was like a certain punishment. They told me … I then charged a lot of money in Zaragoza. I arrived as an amateur and then my record was very high, more than double that of Di Stéfano, for example. When Madrid came looking for me, there was a lot of money I was charging and they also had to pay Zaragoza. They had no money for so much. It is not like today. If Madrid wanted to sign me, I had to pay five million pesetas of those, which was outrageous. Jumping the million was already a silly one. But I wanted to stay in Zaragoza. I didn’t feel like undoing a team that I had created and also already earned enough. Madrid is Madrid and I respect it and I have admired it, but I stayed in Zaragoza for people who did not deserve that I leave and leave them lame.-And why do you think he didn’t go to the World Cup because he didn’t sign for Madrid?-When the coach was Escartín, who was independent, I went to the World Cup. Then they signed Hernández Coronado who was an employee of Madrid and no longer took me. How do you interpret it? It’s very clear … Tomás Ondarra -Why did you say once that you would have liked that goal to be scored at another stage, not in a dictatorship?-For many reasons. Franco didn’t like football and I know it firsthand. He liked bulls and hunting. When we played with Zaragoza the four consecutive Cup finals, our president was in the gallery with Franco. He had a good friendship with him and Franco asked him: “How is this? You come here to play the final of my Cup four times, how is it? that you and others always play. ”last_img read more

Sterling scores in injury time, City beats Southampton

first_imgMOST READ Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, right, scores his side second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Southampton at Etihad stadium, in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)MANCHESTER, England—Raheem Sterling scored in the sixth minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester City a dramatic 2-1 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Wednesday, re-establishing his team’s eight-point lead.Amid wild celebrations from City players and coaching staff, manager Pep Guardiola ran onto the field, pumped his fists and jumped in delight after Sterling curled a finish into the far corner from just inside the area. The full-time whistle was blown immediately after Southampton restarted.ADVERTISEMENT On his confrontation with Redmond, Guardiola added: “(I was telling him) how good a player he is. Last season he destroyed us.”Oriol Romeu looked as if he had earned a point for Southampton in the 75th minute when he swept home from close range. That canceled out City’s opener, which came when Virgil van Dijk sliced a free kick from Kevin De Bruyne into his own net in the 47th minute.The only time City has dropped points in the league this season was a 1-1 at home to Everton in the second round of games. City remains unbeaten after 14 games and opponents might finally be working out how to compete with Guardiola’s side.Perhaps seeing how an ultra-defensive Huddersfield frustrated City, Southampton lined up with five defenders and three defensive midfielders — and the tactics worked in the first half.In fact, Southampton came closest to scoring, with Wesley Hoedt heading against the crossbar after a near-post corner was flicked on.ADVERTISEMENT It was a different story in the second half thanks to a stroke of luck two minutes after the restart. De Bruyne whipped in a low free kick from the left wing and, in attempting to smash the ball clear, Van Dijk sliced it into his own net.It meant Southampton needed to come forward more and City looked to pick them off, with Gabriel Jesus curling one shot off target and another being kept out by goalkeeper Fraser Forster.The equalizer came from a rare Southampton attack and owed much to a great touch from Sofiane Boufal. The substitute brought a high ball down at the far post, got to the byline and cut it back for Romeu to steer home.There was still time for Sterling’s last-gasp intervention and wild scenes inside Etihad Stadium.“They made it really difficult for us,” Sterling said, “but we have a feeling in the dressing room that nobody wants to drop points.” Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ City won a 12th straight league game — and just like against Huddersfield in a 2-1 victory on Sunday, Sterling was a late match-winner. He has 13 goals now this season, making him City’s top scorer.Sterling celebrated by running the length of the field, with his teammates chasing after him. Benjamin Mendy, out with a serious knee injury, hobbled down the touchline to join in the celebrations and attempted to take a selfie with Sterling.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkA frenzied Guardiola was uncontrollable — he was told to calm down by the referee, and Guardiola then confronted Nathan Redmond as the Southampton winger walked off the field, shouting at him and patting him forcefully on the chest.“You have to enjoy these situations, you never know what will happen in the future,” Guardiola said. “We want to win the league but you have to celebrate when you score in the last breath like that.”center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Barcelona cruises to victory over Murcia in Copa del Rey Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

‘I’m all for it’: Chris Ross ready for whatever Magnolia throws at him

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross welcomes the psywar between San Miguel and Magnolia with open arms as the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals heats up.“It’s fun,” he said after the Beermen’s 92-77 Game 2 victory over the Hotshots on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Wong posts 63 excellent sets for Ateneo, but she’s not counting Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ross finished with five points, 10 assists, four rebounds, and two steals in the victory as the Beermen leveled the best-of-seven series to one game apiece.“It’s huge for us,” he admits as both teams head to the Holy Week break back to square one. “You never wanna go on a long break coming off a loss. If you go to a long break, there’s a lot of thinking and a lot of overthinking. We’re such a prideful team and to lose a game up 20, in the Finals is never a good feeling. Us veterans took it upon ourselves to ride the ship a little bit and come in Game 2 and try to get the win. It’s a good thing that we were able to withstand their run in the fourth quarter and make the slight adjustments we needed to come out on top.”Magnolia did stand up to Ross as Rodney Brondial gave him a hard shove to the back with 1:02 left and the game already beyond doubt, 90-74.The Fil-Am defender, though, said that he’s ready for more of that in the coming games.“I’m good. I’m a football player. They got me harder than that. I just got hit, I wasn’t looking, and I got to protect myself better,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT With San Miguel holding an 82-68 lead in the final five minutes, Ross stole the ball from Robbie Herndon before ball-faking to the Magnolia bench. This led assistant coach Johnny Abarrientos to stand up and call out the reigning two-time Defensive Player of the Year.Ross, however, said that what he did was nothing personal and he respects everyone on the opposing bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I don’t do anything to disrespect anyone. If they feel like they have to dirty up the game, to try to get into my head or whatnot, I’m all for it. But I’m gonna play basketball how I know how to play basketball. And respect the people that I have to respect,” he said.“It’s just a game. It’s not that serious. Basketball is just a game in the big scheme of life. If the opposing team wants to hate me, they can hate me all they want. As long as the guys in my locker room and their families like me as a teammate and as a person, I’m fine with that.” View commentslast_img read more

Govt imposes suspension

first_imgParking meter burden…Police ordered to protect citizens’ vehicles from SCSIn light of the Georgetown Mayor & City Council’s inability to enact the recommended three-month suspension of the parking meter project, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan was on Tuesday directed to immediately suspend the by-laws governing the project.Operatives of SCS continue to clamp vehicles in the capital cityThe directive was given by Cabinet, which also instructed Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan to advise the Commissioner of Police to ensure that as of today, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, citizens and their vehicles would receive the protection of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to prevent them and/or their vehicles from being unduly hindered or restrained in any way, by the Council or parking meter company Smart City Solutions (SCS).At Monday’s special statutory meeting, City Councillors could not agree on whether or not to adhere to Government’s recommendations to suspend the project for three months, to allow for a review. Town Clerk Royston King had contended that the three-month suspension constituted a breach of contract.Communities Minister Bulkan, through a letter late last week, directed the Mayor and City Council to have the by-laws suspended, pending review.As such, a special statutory meeting was convened based on the advice of the Town Clerk given the urgency to discuss Minister Bulkan’s order.But, according to acting Mayor Sherod Duncan, Monday’s meeting covered a host of unrelated issues.“I will not be calling another extraordinary statutory meeting…we met and we discussed nothing pertaining to the substantive item on the agenda, which was the Minister’s order,” the acting Mayor noted.He stressed that it was now up to sitting Mayor Patricia Chase Green to preside over future meetings.“The Mayor comes back over the weekend and we have a monthly statutory meeting on Monday and maybe it [will be] ventilated there,” he noted.SCS clampingMeanwhile, traversing the city streets on Tuesday afternoon, Guyana Times saw the clamped wheels of several motor vehicles.On Monday, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Councillors moved to have the decision on the Minister’s request postponed contending that the Council needed time to study the legal advice they received regarding Minister Bulkan’s order.Also on Monday, a few of the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) protesters braved the weather and stated clearly that City Hall must revoke the contract. Additionally, High Court Judge, Justice Brassignton Reynolds, by consent, added the Mexican parking meter company as a respondent in the Mohendra Arjune legal challenge against the legality of the contract.Arjune’s Attorney, Kamal Ramkarran has the next several days to file an affidavit in reply to SCS and another affidavit in defence filed by Town Clerk King.The matter will again be heard on April 10 for reports and submissions.Signed in 2016, the parking meter contract rolled out to much controversy in January 2017.last_img read more

Electronic tabulation paves the way for e-voting – outgoing US Ambassador

first_imgElections Reform By Vahnu ManikchandOutgoing US Ambassador Perry Holloway believes that electronic tabulation might very well pave the way for the implementation of e-voting in Guyana.The need for both electoral reform and Constitution reform has long been highlighted, and during the campaign leading up to the 2015 elections which got it into office, the APNU/AFC Coalition had committed to implementing these reforms, but is yet to take tangible steps to do so – something for which it has received much criticism.However, having observed two Local Government Elections – 2016 and 2018 – during his three-year tenure, which has culminated, Ambassador Holloway has posited that electronic tabulation could help reduce the length of time it takes to announce the results of polling.“I’m still a big believer that electronic tabulation can go a long way towards getting the results quicker; though I have to admit (that) the last Local Government Elections, the results were pretty timely, and kudos (are due) to GECOM (Guyana Elections Commission) and everybody who worked so hard to make that happen. But it would be nice to be able to almost have near or as close as to instantaneous [results] as you could,” he asserted.According to the outgoing US diplomat, electronic tabulation is audible, and still requires the electorate to cast their votes on ballot papers which would be placed in ballot boxes. However, the counting process changes and becomes more efficient.“I observed one centre at the first Local Government Elections, and I think they counted those votes 12 times, and every time it was the same number; it would never change. So why are we counting?“…I guess someone didn’t like the results, and they wanted to be sure. And I understand counting two or three times, you do want to be sure that every vote counts; but I think electronic tabulation goes a long way for that, and I think it’s a way to ease in the greater electronic voting,” he opined.E-votingHowever, Ambassador Holloway acknowledged that full electronic voting might be a little difficult, given the lack of internet connectivity throughout the entire country, particularly in the deep hinterland areas.“But the tabulation, I think, is very doable, and I think it’s a way to get started,” he contended.According to the outgoing US Ambassador, the Guyana Government can certainly pursue this on its own, using its own funds; or approach some of the different international organisations and even bilateral countries to possibly get some assistance to implement electronic tabulation.Nevertheless, the US Diplomat pointed out that, having observed the electoral process here and in more than eight other countries, it is difficult to carry out any significant fraud at the actual ballot box during the tabulation process.“Every system has its flaws, but at the actual box, it seems to me very very hard to commit any significant fraud. Yeah, one guy (can) do something, but like tens of thousands of votes? I mean, there could be other places where the system is weaker, you’d have to talk to some of the experts. But I was very impressed with the sanctity of the box there at the polling stand [in Guyana]. What happens before or after, that’s probably areas we may have to be more vigilant, and I’m sure they are,” Ambassador Holloway stated.Over the years, there have been numerous and repeated recommendations for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to undergo reforms. In fact, Elections observer groups both internationally and regionally have been insisting that while GECOM’s purpose for existence is to administer free and fair electoral processes, Guyana should consider reforms that would reduce or eliminate the politicised composition of the elections body, in order to ensure independence and impartiality.Currently, the elections oversight body is comprised using the Carter Centre model that was introduced for the 1992 elections to guide the composition of GECOM. This model provides for three members each from Government and the Opposition; and the Chairman to be appointed by the President from a list of names submitted to him by the Opposition — a process which many say has since exhausted its usefulness.In fact, this was the position taken by President Granger back in September during a press conference, where he said that the matter will be included on the agenda to be discussed with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.In turn, Jagdeo had said he is open to having these discussions with the Head of State, but only if the new method proposed would ensure complete impartiality at GECOM.However, President Granger’s willingness to host talks on the matter comes even as he continues to face heavy criticism over his unilateral appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as the new GECOM Chairman last year, after rejecting three lists of six nominees submitted by the Opposition Leader.While the need to end the political appointments at the elections body is evident, commentators and political activists have said it is too late now for such reforms to be realized, especially before the highly anticipated 2020 General and Regional Elections – which are to be held in the same year that Guyana will see first oil.last_img read more

Lukaku needs new shooting boots -Mourinho

first_imgThe Belgium striker is playing in plain black boots because he is currently between boot contracts and Mourinho joked the goals would start flowing again once he had found himself a new deal.“I think he needs a big contract with boots because in this moment he doesn’t have a contract with any brand,” Mourinho told journalists at Vicarage Road.“That’s why he’s playing with the black boots. He needs a brand to go there and give him the right boots and pay him the right money, so he goes back to (scoring) goals.“But jokes apart, he works amazingly well for the team. I would never, never blame a player like him for an easy chance that he missed. Never.“With me he knows he doesn’t have that pressure. Amazing player, amazing professional, great ambition, great colleague. I couldn’t be happier with him.”Manchester United’s Anthony Martial (R) scores their third goal in a 4-2 win over Watford © AFP / Glyn KIRKOne player who had laced up his shooting boots was Ashley Young, whose brace against his former club set United en route to a win that left them five points below Premier League leaders Manchester City.He opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a crisp effort and then left Mourinho open-mouthed in the United dug-out with a magnificent 25-yard free-kick that curled into the top-left corner.“I was surprised that Paul (Pogba) gave him permission. I was not surprised with his shot,” said Mourinho, explaining his reaction.“He’s playing well. I know what he can do for us, all the positions he can be useful for us.“This left-back position I think is adapted to him and probably in this stage of his career, where he has the maturity and the tactical experience, it’s good. He’s playing really well.”– Silva rues Rojo let-off –Martial’s goal put United 3-0 up after 32 minutes, but Watford struck twice late on through substitute Troy Deeney and Abdoulaye Doucoure before a Jesse Lingard solo goal settled the visitors’ nerves.Mourinho, who claimed his side could have scored “seven or eight”, said Watford’s second-half revival should stand as a warning to his players about never easing up.“I think we had mistakes in the box and that cost us two goals,” said the United manager, who takes his team to fourth-placed Arsenal on Saturday.Watford striker Troy Deeney (R) scores from the penalty spot against Manchester United on his return from a three-game ban © AFP / Glyn KIRK“Maybe it’s a good lesson and it’s good to have lessons without losing points, so the next time you are winning 2-0 or 3-0, I think the players will remember that football is football.”Watford head coach Marco Silva took issue with his Portuguese compatriot Mourinho’s suggestion United could have won by a landslide.“I think it seems harsh for everyone,” he said. “It’s Jose’s opinion. I didn’t see the same game.”Deeney’s goal, on his return from a three-game ban, arrived from the penalty spot in the 77th minute after a rash foul on substitute Roberto Pereyra by Marcos Rojo.Centre-back Rojo had been booked in the first half and Silva was aggrieved that referee Jon Moss elected not to show him a second yellow card.“When we scored the first goal, we were already better,” said Silva, whose side remain eighth.“We scored the penalty and at that moment it looked like a second yellow card for Marcos Rojo. If it’s 11 against 10 it would be very difficult for them.“It was difficult anyway because we scored the second, but if it’s 11 against 10 it would be even better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku (C) laid on a goal for Anthony Martial in their 4-2 win at Watford, but squandered three good opportunities and has now scored just once in 11 appearances © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKWATFORD, United Kingdom, Nov 29 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is confident Romelu Lukaku’s problems in front of goal will come to an end — just as soon as he secures a new boot deal.Lukaku laid on a goal for Anthony Martial in United’s 4-2 win at Watford on Tuesday, but squandered three good opportunities and has now scored just once in his last 11 appearances.last_img read more


first_imgSJP and her family.HOLLYWOOD couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick have been granted planning permission to extend their Donegal cottage.As revealed by Donegal Daily earlier this year, the couple had submitted plans to extend their Kilcar home and convert outhouses there.Now the county council has approved the plans subject to an upgrade in their waste-water system. The couple, son James, and daughters Tabitha and Marion are regular visitors to their holiday home in Kilcar.Last year SJP said Donegal “really feels like home” and said the family wanted to spend more time here.   SARAH JESSICA AND MATTHEW GET HOLIDAY HOME EXTENSION APPROVED was last modified: December 2nd, 2015 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:councilkilcarmatthew brodericksarah jessica parkerlast_img read more

Lampard explains exactly why Derby signed ‘exciting’ Jozefzoon

first_img Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Transfer news GOSSIP REAL DEAL Florian Jozefzoon scored eight times for Brentford in 62 games ‘perfect fit” 🏆🏆 Eredivisie 👊 European Experience Youth InternationalIntroducing: @fjozefzoon… 👉 | #DCFC | #DCFCfans— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) July 20, 2018“Credit should go to the club for getting this deal, and the Mason Mount and Harry Wilson signings, over the line this week,” Lampard added.“They are all players that I seriously wanted so I certainly appreciate the hard work that has gone into these transfers. I believe we are putting together a side that can be exciting and really compete in the Championship.” Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star IN DEMAND Signing imminent? Man United target ‘on flight’ to England for talks with club “I watched him at Brentford last season and he is an exciting player. He is willing to run at and in behind defenders so his speed and creativity make him another really strong addition to our squad,” he told“At 27 I think he’s in a prime age and I am sure he can bring all his excellent qualities to Derby County.”Jozefzoon scored eight goals in 62 games for the Bees since joining them in January 2017. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing center_img LIVING THE DREAM three-way race Carroll explains why he wanted to fail Liverpool medical before £35m move RANKED 2 fear on his way Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Lampard took over at Derby in the summer Derby County made Florian Jozefzoon their third signing of the week and manager Frank Lampard couldn’t be happier.The Rams paid Championship rivals Brentford a reported £2.75million for the Dutch winger and Lampard revealed he is a player he has wanted since taking over at Pride Park. heading off Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minaminolast_img read more


first_imgA new Broadband Mapping Service is to spot areas in Donegal where the State needs to intervene and support broadband provision.The new plan has been welcomed by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte.He said it will be particularly useful across Donegal because of its sheer geographical nature. “The Mapping service announced by Minister Rabbitte will identify the areas where commercial providers will offer fast broadband. We will then be able to spot the gaps in the system’s areas where it is less viable for these operators to provide broadband, with the result that those areas can be targeted with state supported investment.“I welcome the fact that maps drawn up under the new Service will be published for public consultation. It will ensure the ordinary citizen can find out the viability of broadband in their locality, and how quickly they are likely to be serviced with fast broadband.“I urge commercial operators to sign up to the Mapping Service, which will help to drive forward the key aim of the National Broadband plan – to offer a minimum 30mbps or more to all parts of the country.“It shows Minister Rabbitte’s determination to see this plan through to connect communities all over rural Ireland, driving the competitiveness of the Irish economy.”  ENDSBROADBAND MAPPING PLAN TO SPOT GAPS IN DONEGAL SUPPLY was last modified: July 1st, 2013 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:broadbanddonegalSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL LGFA NEWS: ‘For the Attention of Ladies Club Players in Donegal’.Davy McLaughlin Donegal ladies Senior manager will hold a 2nd “Open” Training session on Monday night 1st Sept. in the COE in Convoy beginning at 6.30 sharp- on the lookout for new players!This is open to any player who feels they may have what it takes to step up to senior inter county level! Davy held a similar evening last Monday and described it as a huge success.He later told the monthly meeting of the County Board that he wanted players from clubs at all levels to turn up, not just senior team players.Any player who feels she might make the jump from club player to county player should attend!Interested? Contant Davy directly on 0861521414. REMEMBER MONDAY 1st September @6.30SHARPCENTRE OF EXCELLENCE,CONVOY!MESSAGE-PHONE-OR JUST TURN UP ON THE NIGHT! WANT TO PLAY FOR YOUR COUNTY? DONEGAL SENIOR LADIES MANAGER HOSTING ANOTHER OPEN SESSION was last modified: August 30th, 2014 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:donegalLGFAopen sessionsenior squadlast_img read more