Official: Ziyech will play at Chelsea next season

first_imgWhat was an open secret among the leading media in the Netherlands has become official today. Ajax has announced, through its social networks and through a statement, Hakim Ziyech’s transfer to Chelsea. The 26-year-old Moroccan extreme will change Amsterdam for London from June 30 and will become the first reinforcement of the blues Looking forward to next season. Through the agreement reached, London club will pay 40 million (being able to reach four million more in variables) by the player still trained by Erik ten Haag.Ziyech was already tempted last year by clubs like Sevilla or Roma, but declined those offers. Even Chelsea himself tried to sign him in this winter market, but the negotiations did not come to fruition because Ajax could let such an important player go midway through the season. The team led by Ten Haag will thus lose one of its flagships. 49 goals in 160 official matches played with the set jacket amsterdammer They guarantee it. Also the fact of having been awarded the prize to best player in the Netherlands in the 2017/18 season. For its part, Chelsea is reinforced by incorporating more gunpowder into the attack through a player that is very much to Frank Lampard.last_img read more

Donaire advances after Burnett suffers injury in World Boxing Super Series

first_imgMOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FILE PHOTO – LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 05: WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire of the Philippines is introduced in the ring prior to title defense against Jessie Magdaleno at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPGLASGOW, Scotland — Ryan Burnett needed oxygen after being carried out of the ring with an apparent hip injury in his World Boxing Super Series bantamweight quarterfinal against Nonito Donaire on Saturday.Burnett, from Northern Ireland, took a count of seven in the fourth round after being injured. He looked in distress when he returned to his corner, and failed to come out for the fifth round as he lost for the first time in 20 fights.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIEScenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Tyson Chandler expected to sign with Lakers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Donaire, a 35-year-old former world champion at four weights, will take on WBO champion Zolani Tete in the semifinals next year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss View commentslast_img read more

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray apologizes for anti-gay tweets

first_imgCarpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Students born female tackle gender on football teams ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray holds the Heisman Trophy after winning the award Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NORMAN, Okla. — Newly minted Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is apologizing for anti-gay tweets posted to his Twitter account several years ago, when he was 14 and 15.The Oklahoma quarterback tweeted: “I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15. I used a poor choice of word that doesn’t reflect who I am or what I believe. I did not intend to single out any individual or group.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The tweets have since been deleted from the account of the 21-year-old Murray, who won college football’s most prestigious individual award Saturday night over Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins.Murray, a junior from the Dallas suburbs, has signed a $4.66 million contract with the Oakland Athletics after he was selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball draft in June and this season may be his last in college football.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom View commentslast_img read more

Govt hints at another CoI

first_imgGovernment spokesperson, Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Friday hinted that there may be another Commission of Inquiry (CoI) established – this time, to probe extrajudicial killings during the period 2002 to 2008.“There is a possibility of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI),” he told reporters at his week’s post-Cabinet press briefing as he assured that Government is stillMinister of State Joseph Harmoncommitted to probing the killings of those persons.Harmon posited that the Coroner’s Inquest Act requires that an inquest be held for any unnatural death, which was not done for those persons killed during that “troubled” period.“At some point in time, you have to bring closure and I believe this is what the President has been saying. You have to bring closure,” he asserted.President David Granger has long been calling for a Commission of Inquiry into extra-judicial killings in Guyana. According to Harmon, the President is still committed to probing these killings.“As the Leader of the Opposition, he was calling on the then Government to do something about it (but) now he is the President and he is in a position to do something about it. I want to assure you, he will do something about it… This period was no so long ago, there are still people out there who were never called upon to give a statement,” Harmon noted.During a televised programme in 2016, the Head of State had disclosed that in keeping with the promise he made as Opposition Leader, steps were being taken to compile the information needed for the probe to be held.In efforts to take a step closer, those investigating the killings wanted to ensure that there is an efficient and effective coroner’s department in place to investigate the crimes of that period. In this vain, Government used its one seat majority in the National Assembly back in January 2016 to pass the Coroner’s Amendment Bill, which seeks to have, among other things, a minimum of four full-time coroners in Demerara, three in Berbice and two in Essequibo.Meanwhile, even as the coalition is adamant about probing the killings during the 2002 to 2008 era, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Opposition had raised concerns, noting that Government should launch investigations dating back to the 1970s and not only the 2000s.In fact, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had accused the coalition of being selective in its calls for investigations and suggested instead that the probe be done into all the murders and all the missing weaponry. “We should have an inquiry into everything, maybe the mother of all inquiries,” Jagdeo had stated.last_img read more

CANU probing officer who sexually molested teenager

first_imgOgle Airport alleged sexual assaultThe Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) says that it is probing a report which was lodged against one of its female ranks alleging that a sexual assault incident took place at the Ogle International Airport on Sunday morning.The entity’s Head, Michael Atherly, who spoke to Guyana Times via telephone on Sunday afternoon, confirmed that a report was made about an incident.While he did not have any specific details, he did say that if the reports carried in the press were accurate and a true picture of what transpired, then the CANU rank at the centre of the controversy would be probed for her actions.Atherly’s comments came in light of concerns raised over the alleged incident which saw a 17-year-old girl being sexually assaulted over the weekend as she was about to depart Guyana for Barbados.The girl was expected to visit her relatives on Sunday when she was allegedly subjected to a “strip search” by CANU officers at the Airport, before being placed in a room.It was there that a female officer allegedly inserted her “finger” in the girl’s private parts. The CANU rank reportedly asked her to “spread out and cough”.But Atherly has already condemned the officers’ actions as he stated that the search on the teenager was carried out in an improper manner.“…the officers had a right to take the person to the hospital and have a certified doctor carry out that search. The action that was taken was incorrect and they had no right,” Atherly stated.The young lady is said to be working along with Police and CANU officials as the probe continues.This incident is being seen as important given the Shanique Myrie case which saw her being paid US$38,000 by the Barbadian Government after she alleged that she was sexually assaulted and raped by a female immigration officer in Barbados after being subjected to a cavity search.Myrie was awarded damages by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) after she filed a lawsuit claiming she was subjected to a dehumanising cavity search by the female immigration officer at Grantley Adams International Airport, locked in a filthy room overnight and deported to Jamaica in March 2011.The CCJ had also ruled that Barbados should foot Myrie’s legal costs and said the action was a serious breach of her right of entry into that country.Her plight was brought to international attention after the Jamaica Observer reported her ordeal. She had also complained that she was subjected to derogatory remarks from the female official who told her she was her ‘worst nightmare’.“The lady took me into a bathroom and told me to take off my clothes. I did as requested. After searching me and my clothes she found no contraband or narcotics. She then asked me to bend over, open my legs and spread (my private parts). She said that if I did not comply, then she would see that I end up in prison in Barbados,” Myrie said.“When I bent over and spread my (private parts) I felt something enter my (private parts) and when I looked between my legs I saw her gloved hand in my (private parts). I screamed and stood up. She then told me if I obstructed her doing a cavity search, she would have me locked up. I bent over again and spread. She again inserted her fingers and poked around. I felt like I was being raped. I was so hurt and ashamed. I felt dirty and defiled,” she said.“I asked her who she was and she said ‘I am your worst nightmare’. She then said ‘All you (expletive) Jamaicans come here to do is either steal people’s man or bring drugs here’,” Myrie recounted.last_img read more

Garnett St resident claims being “lookout man”

first_imgMurder of Pandit, son…CCTV and testimony suggest otherwiseA 23-year-old Garnett Street, Campbellville, Georgetown resident, who confessed to being the “lookout man” in an apparent well-planned robbery and ultimately the murders of 72-year-old Deonarine Liliah and his 29-year-old son, Gopaul Liliah, is expected to be arraigned for the heinous crimes today.A source close to the investigations revealed that the young man, who is known to the Police, was caught selling two mobile phones on Leopold Street, Georgetown, on Friday evening. Upon checking the phones, it was discovered that the handsets belonged to the now dead Pandit and his son.As such, the young man was arrested and interrogated. During interrogation, he reportedly told the detectives that the plan to rob the two men was in the pipeline for quite some time. He confessed that on July 7, he and an accomplice had gone to the Pandit’s premises and after staking it out for some time, they executed their plan.The young man reportedly told detectives that he kept guard a short distance away while his accomplice scaled the fence and entered the Pandit’s house through a front door.He told detectives that his accomplice realised that the 29-year-old man was at home alone. He and the now dead man reportedly had a scuffle and it was during that, he stabbed the young man several times. The younger Liliah was left to die in a pool of blood. This did not stop the killer from ransacking the house in search of money and jewellery. As he was packing the loot, the Pandit reportedly returned home only to find his son’s lifeless bloody body lying on the floor.The Police source explained that the Garnett Street man, who is now the prime suspect continued to relate that before the Pandit could have raised an alarm, he was confronted by the killer and stabbed to death.With both men dead, the suspect claimed that his accomplice left the house with two bags containing personal belongings of the now dead men. They eventually met up on Sheriff Street, Georgetown with the intention of splitting the loot, but instead, he was reportedly given two phones.In light of this confession, the Police reviewed again the CCTV footage collected from several houses in the area to authenticate the man’s claims, but after reviewing same for several hours, it was established that only one man was at the house on the fateful night.“He told us where he was keeping watch, but after we reviewed the cameras atDead: Pandit Deonarine Liliah and Gopaul Liliahthat location, there were no signs of him…the only person at the scene on the night in question is the person who went into the house and for him to give a detailed account of what took place, it is only logical that he is the perpetrator,” the Police source told Guyana Times.The file was completed and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice. The other person – a teen – who was arrested on Friday evening was released.It was reported that on the day of the gruesome discovery, the younger Liliah’s body was found lying face down on the floor in a pool of blood, with a red jersey wrapped around his head. There were three stab wounds to his back, one each to the left and right side abdomen, and two to the chest. The elder Liliah was found lying on his back in the living room. He was clad in a pair of white long pants and a multi-coloured jersey, and his face was covered with a multi-coloured jersey. He had sustained four stab wounds to his abdomen, four to his left side, one to the lower back, and one to the right hip.There was no sign of forced entry into the home. However, CCTV footage collected from nearby buildings revealed that a male was seen scaling the fence, and he entered the premises through a front door. After some time, he was seen leaving the house with two bulky bags and a bucket.The Liliahs were last seen by the tenant who resides in the bottom flat of the house about 06:00h on Saturday, July 7 when they had a conversation. The woman had told investigators that about 21:00h she was using her landlord’s Wi-Fi when it suddenly went off, and it was around the same time she had heard footsteps coming from the upper flat of the house.At that time, however, the Pandit was still at a religious function on the East Coast of Demerara. It was further reported that after three days had elapsed and there was no sign of the two men, the tenant became suspicious and went to the Kitty Police Station, where she made a report.She was accompanied back to the premises by three Police ranks and upon checking, they found that the front door was left ajar. Further inquiries resulted in the gruesome discovery. The two men were cremated on Friday last at the Good Hope crematorium.last_img read more

Baby found abandoned in front of Police Station, neglectful mother in custody

first_imgA bouncing nine-month-old baby boy who was left abandoned at the entrance of the Baramita Police Station, Region One (Barima-Waini) on Thursday morning is in the care of the staff of the community’s health centre.The infant boy wrapped in a blanket was discovered by Police Constable KevinOfficer in charge of the station, Corporal Jennifer GriffithMorgan when he opened the station’s doors at day break.Without hesitation, he cuddled the smiling child and gave him a warm bath after which he slept for some time.The subordinate officer in charge of the station, Corporal Jennifer Griffith and other ranks pooled their monies and purchased clothing and pampers for the child they described as a “miracle baby” before he was taken to be medically examined.He remains in good health. The Police ranks and residents were making every effort to locate the parents of the child and about 13:15h, a 23-year-old woman showed up at the station claiming that she left her baby in care of someone onConstable Kevin Morgan holding the babyWednesday evening since she was in an intoxicated state.In addition, she told the peace officers that she could not recall who it was.Based on information received, she would have visited the Baramita Health Centre where she saw her child before making her way to the Police Station. She was arrested as the Police launched an investigation.last_img read more

Fivestar Fight League 8 results

first_imgIn other bouts from the main card, Matt Baker defeated Darrio Mobley by submission, using the guillotine choke 2:09 into the first round. Ryan Chiappe was a winner as he got by Aaron Shmyr as he won by knockout in the first round, 2:02 into the fight. Jason Gorny fell to Duncan Wilson, as Gorny was forced to submit 4:05 into the first round as Wilson applied a rear-naked choke. Morgan Littlechild also won his fight by submission, using a rear-naked choke as well, as he Blake Shearing at the 3:14 mark of the first round. One fight from the main card went the distance, and that was the bout between Jeff Porter and Ryan Ballingall. In the end, it was Porter who was victorious by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-27.There were three contests on the amateur portion of the card. Paul Alec defeated Mitch Burke by TKO after the official stopped the fight at 1:10 of the second round. Josh Heinz connected with a spinning back fist as he knocked out Ty Edenoste 0:46 into the second round, and the final fight on the amateur card saw Doug Westbrook defeat Jesse Sayers by unanimous decision, 29-28, 30-27, 30-28.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Flyers advance to Coy Cup final with 10-3 thumping of Fort Nelson

first_imgAs it turns out the finals of the 2015 Coy Cup will feature the same two clubs that got everything started on Tuesday afternoon. The Fort St. John Flyers and the Terrace River Kings will do battle once again after the Flyers breezed past the Fort Nelson Yeti on Friday night with a 10-3 victory.Early on it appeared as though the game may provide a different story line than the one written by the teams on Wednesday when Fort St. John won 7-2. The Yeti jumped out to a 1-0 lead on the power play in the first but it was all Flyers from there.Fort St. John went on to score the next four goals in the frame to lead 4-1, and they didn’t waste any time in continuing their dominance as they scored six goals in the second to put any doubt in the game’s outcome to rest.- Advertisement -Head coach Gerard Dicaire said after the game the early rush from the Yeti was expected and falling behind early didn’t alter the Flyers game plan.“We talked about it before the game how they were going to come out with a big push in the first five minutes and they ended up getting one two minutes in. We talked about having composure and it worked out well.”With Fort Nelson on the ropes as the second period began the Flyers wasted no time delivering the knock out blow. Tyler Loney took a bad Yeti pass from just inside the blue line and fired a clapper to increase the lead to 5-1. Dicaire said the goal set the tone the rest of the way.Advertisement “The boys were just relentless again. They were skating, they were beating guys to pucks, they were doing everything they possibly could to get up on them. Once we got a few through the goalie it was a snowball effect from there.”A number of Flyers had big games on the stat sheet including Loney with three goals and an assist, and Joey Massingham with three goals, all of which came in the second.Scoring in order for the Flyers were Jeff Fast (2), Tyler Loney, Kyle Leahy, Tyler Loney, Joey Massingham, Jeff Shipton, Joey Massingham, Tyler Loney, and Joey Massingham.Troy Hunt was solid in goal through two periods and was relieved by Jared Andersen to start the third with the game’s outcome well in hand.Advertisement Saturday’s final against Terrace can be heard live on Moose FM with the opening faceoff at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgInvestigators were not sure of the motive behind the shooting, Salazar said. Teen workshop reset for Monday PICO RIVERA – Officials have postponed “Cost of Cool,” a financial workshop geared toward teens ages 12 to 19, which had been scheduled for Saturday. The workshop will now be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Pico Rivera Youth Center, 4632 Orange St. The free workshop will cover the basics of budgeting and financial planning, opening savings accounts and more. Award applications being accepted SANTA FE SPRINGS – The city is accepting applications for its Youth Citizenship awards. Application forms are available at local high school Career Centers and at City Hall, 11710 Telegraph Road. The city will honor 10 local students who demonstrate good leadership and citizenship in their schools and community. Cash awards ranging from $250 to $750 will given to selected students. High school seniors and community college students under 21 years old who are city residents and maintain at least a 2.75 grade point average are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted to City Hall by 5:30 p.m. March 29. For more information, call (562) 868-0511, Ext. 7538. Student-curated exhibit on display WHITTIER – A student-curated exhibit, “Our Terrain,” is on display at Whittier College’s Greenleaf Gallery, 13406 Philadelphia St., through March 29. The exhibit includes photography, drawings and sculptures by four artists from California and New Mexico. It was entirely organized and curated by Whittier College senior Meredith Davidson. For gallery hours, or for more information, call (562)907-4200. City preparedness program begins WHITTIER – City officials have announced the start of a new Area Leaders Emergency Response Training program, to be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 11, 18 and 25 at the Parnell Park Community and Senior Center, 15390 Lambert Road. Participants who complete all three classes will receive a free first aid class given by the American Red Cross. The ALERT program shows residents how to be emergency preparedness leaders in their neighborhoods. Participants learn basic home preparedness, fire prevention and safety, neighborhood self-reliance and safety, building damage assessment and more. The program is free to Whittier residents. To sign up, or for more information, call (562)464-3390. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! For more information, call (562) 908-9387. center_img WHITTIER – A 35-year-old Whittier man wounded in a shooting at a convenience store in Whittier last week has died, police said Tuesday. The victim, whose name was not released, was shot several times March 4 near a gas pump at a convenience store at Lambert Road and Calmada Avenue, Whittier Police Department spokeswoman Officer Diana Salazar said. The victim died at a hospital Monday, Salazar said. Police have arrested Anthony Ramirez, 25, of Whittier in connection with the shooting, she added. last_img read more