Inter have officially announced that Mauro Icardi has extended his contract until June 2021. The striker’s new deal had been known about for some time, with his wife and agent, Wanda, confirming yesterday that there is a EU110m release clause in the deal. “FC Internazionale is delighted to announce that an agreement has been reached to extend Mauro Icardi’s contract until 30 June, 2021,” the Nerazzurri confirmed on their official website. “The Argentina striker, born in Rosario on 19 February 1993, joined Inter from Sampdoria in the 2013-14 season. “Since then, he has scored 58 goals in 114 games, giving him one of the highest goals per game ratios in Nerazzurri history. “And there’s a whole lot more still to come … .” The striker, who was sought after by several other top clubs in England, Italy and Spain before his extension, insists that he never thought of leaving. “Was I close to leaving this summer?” Icardi considered. “No, I never thought about it. I was calm, I was happy, I was giving my all in training to start the season well. Now I want to continue like this and help the team win. “I’m still young, and I can’t promise I’ll stay here for 20 years, but it would be an objective. “I’m the captain, and I’m always tied to this team. It’s an honour and a pleasure for me to commit to this club for a long time.” Icardi, who tops Serie A with 6 goals in seven games along with Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus) and Carlos Bacca (AC Milan), was also asked about his relationship with coach Frank de Boer. “The relationship with the coach is very good; we’ve talked a lot about how to improve and that’s the starting point to build a great team. “I think he’s a great coach; you’ve seen how he’s changed our style. We’re doing things that will help us get better. “The coach has a philosophy. He’s just arrived, but we’re taking it on board. We have great players. If we get them training and on the pitch, then we’ll do great things. “Inter, like last year, want to return to the Champions League. “There are plenty of strikers better than me, but I’m happy with what I do for Inter. For a striker, it’s goals that count, and I’m happy to get them.”
LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ CJ Perez named PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup MVP Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast 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 Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeagueSTA. ROSA — San Miguel Alab Pilipinas is keeping its fingers crossed that Justin Brownlee’s injury isn’t serious.The 29-year-old forward missed some crucial minutes in Game 2 of the ASEAN Basketball League Finals after he felt some pain on his right leg that led to severe cramps.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding He returned with 15.4 seconds left in the game after Lawrence Domingo fouled out and even had the final say to force overtime. But with him not at his best form, Brownlee missed two triples at the buzzer as Mono Vampire tied the series at one game apiece.“Coach drew up a great play and I got a clean look and it felt good. It’s very unfortunate I just missed it. That’s what it was,” the Ginebra reinforcement said.Alapag is just hoping that Brownlee will be at his 100-percent as the championship series shifts to Bangkok for Game 3 on Saturday.“We’re kind of hopeful that it’s not anything worse. Again, anytime you have a cramp, there’s the potential to pull or strain something more, and with a quick turnaround on Saturday, I didn’t think we can afford to risk it,” said Alapag.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m not sure, but I was going for the ball and I felt something,” said Brownlee, who finished the game with 14 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in Alab’s 103-100 loss to Mono Vampire. “I’m not sure what it is. But I’ll do some treatment and get some rehab.”Coach Jimmy Alapag took the safe approach and kept the charismatic forward out of the game for the majority of the fourth quarter.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“He cramped towards the end of the game and I didn’t want to risk,” he said. “It was a pretty bad cramp so you couldn’t really move well, and at that point of the game I don’t want to risk it further. So, we’ll know more (on Thursday), hoping and praying for the best that it is nothing more than that. It’s wait and see.”Alapag only inserted Brownlee at the 2:32 mark just to take him out in the final minute. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
A session of the ongoing African Development Bank 49th Annual Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, addressed another serious issue of Resource Management on May 20, 2014, leaving two African officials including SEM Kerfalla Yasane, Minister of Economic & Geology of Guinea, and Mrs. Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, Chief Executive Officer of Kaladadi Manganese of South Africa to recommend community and national interests in resources governance.The two African officials observe that Africa has a wealth that attract investors and they (investors) are moving in for it; however, they claim that proceeds from the investment only benefit investors and a few in government and not communities from where the resources are taken.Ms Mashile-Nkosi who was very vocal in the panel discussion noted, “Africa should look at a new contracting philosophy. Africans should prioritize themselves in signing contracting with mining and other super companies taking resources in Africa.”Discussing under the topic, “From inherited to created wealth: Natural Resources Management,” Ms Mashile-Nkosi stressed that African leaders should establish a system that locals will have greater role in the mining and extractive business with incoming foreign companies, asserting that it will allow the locals to be conscious of what is going out and what’s remaining, and what benefit it will leave with the dwellers.According to her, this will help to protect the interest of the local communities from where the resources are taken, and will prevent more harm when the company draws back for any financial or other reason.She observes that companies coming to Africa to investment in mining have left local communities damaged with no infrastructure or tangible benefits for dwellers to point at, noting that investors take more from them while environmental hazard remains as a symbol of their (investors) presence.“It is important that if you mine the mineral resources, you leave something for the community,” Ms Mashile-Nkosi noted.Referring to it as social investment, the outspoken South African CEO argued that something must be left in the community where big holes are dug while extracting mineral because at the end of the day the community and people will remain while company goes away.Minister SEM Kerfalla Yasane for his part acknowledged that his country Guinea has a great potential of minerals including Bauxite and Iron Ore.According to him, a big iron ore project had been launched in the country, but the outcome is frustration because the people who are the chief custodians of the resources continue to live in abject poverty as though they do not have such wealth.He said the current Guinean Government having realized the frustration encountered by citizens in the management of their own resources, has adopted a new policy based on transparency and accountability.He said the government has therefore decided to review all mining contracts in Guinea to ensure that benefits of the resources impact the citizens as well.He disclosed that there are 18 mining contracts currently signed by the Guinean Government, adding, “The contracts were also given the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the African Development Bank to evaluate.”For citizens of the country to build trust in government and companies coming in, Minister Yasane said the new mining code of Guinea takes into account local content priority and a tax system that will make Guinea competitive as the companies extract.In addition to these, the Minister said they are also trying to set up a team that will implement public policy on behalf of government to create more local investors who will work side by side with foreign companies.He was also cautious to note that mining investment is a capital intensive project that takes billions of dollars to construct facilities that will enhance extraction.He said because of the huge task associated with mining, it takes a long time to do since major constructions including railway have to be completed before a company begins.Another panelist, Sir Paul Collier, Director of Center for the Study of African Economics at Oxford University sharing his expert opinion said, what comes from the ground is an asset, and getting it out is depleting that asset.To have a sustainable return from the asset leaving the community, Sir Collier said government needs to use revenues from the asset to build tangible things that will remain in the community from where the asset is taken.He said if income from the revenue is consumed, it means that government is burning its asset.Jonathan Oppenheimer, one of the panelists whose family has been engaged in investment in the mineral sector for years in Africa also said both parties involved with the mineral investment have to create the opportunity for a sustainable investment return and benefit for the community wherein the mineral exists.Mr. Oppenheimer stressed that creating a regulatory system that is transparent to allow investors have a long term investment is important because if they do not invest, the resources are not extracted to yield the benefits needed for either parties.He observed that the regulatory system over the last twenty years has had a short-term investment outlook, which according to him has left investors with the option to seek their own interest since they need returns on their investment.He said as a result of this short-term investment outlook, more junior investors (locally oriented) that do not have the capital have emerged.“There is a real need to examine what state needs from its resources and have a transparent regulatory system that will provide an enabling environment for investors who want to invest.Meanwhile, views from the audience showed that African countries that have resources share the same curse as investors take more and leave little or nothing for the communities.This according to the African nationals, results from bad governance on the part of their leaders who they say sign contracts with the aim to bring benefits to them and not to community members that are chief custodians of the resources.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,The newspaper report that the Private Sector Commission (PSC) is trying to encourage the political parties to take more nationalistic, less narrow-politically motivated initiatives for the development of our country is indeed music to the ears for Guyanese who are tired of bickering and back-biting and truly want to see us working together to address the problems of our nation.It is a pity to read that the expected response has not been forthcoming.I am sure I reflect the views of most nationalistic Guyanese that not only the PSC, but all other national groupings including our trade unions, churches and other social groupings should insist that we eschew our divisive baggage of the past and work towards new collaborative approaches for the development of Guyana.Sincerely,Nowrang Persaud
Republic Bank Guyana Ltd (RBL) took the opportunity on Wednesday to reward 2017’s most outstanding academic performers as part of its “Power to make a difference” initiative.The Bank collaborated with the Education Ministry and the University of Guyana (UG) in order to honour the most exceptional performers in the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.“This initiative is among our various efforts to serve, honour, encourage and empower Guyana’s youth towards a life and a future of excellence,” RBL Managing Director Richard Sammy stated.While highlighting that the Bank was in the habit of tracking excellent academic performances of their past awardees, he referenced one of this year’s awardees,The awardees/their representatives (sitting) surrounded by Education Minister Nicolette Henry (centre); UG Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith (second left) and RBL Managing Director Richard Sammy (second right)Michael Bhopaul, who performed excellently at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) in 2012 and recreated a similar feat at the 2017 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exam.Among the other awardees were Saskia Twahir, the 2017 NGSA top performer; Shannon Woodroffe, the 2017 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) top performer; Elsie Harry, the 2017 UG Valedictorian and Shania Annirood, the best graduating banking and finance UG student. The awardees were in receipt of monetary gifts, plaques, and tokens.The feature address was presented by Professor Ivelaw Griffith, Vice Chancellor of UG. The Professor charged the students to not only continue working hard to achieve their goals but to remember those who have fuelled their success and be rounded students and individuals. In quoting Isaac Newton, the Vice Chancellor stated, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Do not forget the giants in your life.”Also in attendance of the annual “Power to make a difference” ceremony was Education Minister Nicolette Henry.
After much lobbying had been done for the city’s markets to be rehabilitated, the structures — which are currently in an appalling state — will finally undergo rehabilitation works soon.Contractors are presently filing bidding documents to carry out works on the Bourda, La Penitence, East Ruimveldt and Kitty Markets.Attempts to get a comment from Communities Minister Ronald Bulkhan proved futile, since calls to his mobile phone went answered, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities, Emil Mc Garrell, has said he is unable to comment on the extent of rehabilitation works that have to be done.The Kitty Market Rehabilitation project commenced over two years ago, but was stalled several times owing to unavailability of funds and materials. As a result, City Hall has been forced to approach the Communities Ministry for assistance, since the first phase of the works is about 70 per cent completed for the upper flat and 45 per cent completed for the lower flat.During a site visit to the Market, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan pledged $25 million to complete the project. The Communities Ministry has said that phase one of the project is expected to cost in the vicinity of $25 million, and the scope of works include construction of 15 external stalls, the sanitary block and the administrative office, inclusive of a revenue collection section.Bourda Market vendors have meanwhile been appealing for the structure to be fixed, as it has been in a deplorable state over the years.Guyana Times understands that some $14 million have been set aside for works to be undertaken at the La Penitence Market. Last June a concerned citizen wrote this publication to complain of the unsanitary conditions at that market.Anu Bihari complained that the largest, most vicious and audacious rodents and other pests in Guyana call the La Penitence Market home. She also said, “But witticism aside, the La Penitence Market — if you wish to call it a market — is the grimiest, darkest, and dankest bazaar in this hemisphere. The Mayor and Councillors of the City of Georgetown should be ashamed of themselves for subjecting stall holders and shoppers to the squalid conditions at that market while collecting substantial stall rents and property taxes from the citizens”.The vendors over at the East Ruimveldt Market have also cried out for rehabilitation works to commence there soon. They have complained of leaking roofs among other issues affecting them there, despite paying taxes to operate.
CAC Games…The Guyanese contingent at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia grew a little today, after the national rugby team “The Green Machine” and the track and field athletes departed Guyana on Wednesday morning.The rugby team were all smiles before leaving for Barranquilla, ColombiaThe 14-member rugby team (inclusive of Manager and Coach) and a six-member athletics team assembled at Camp Ayanganna before they left for the airport. At that meeting, both teams seemed to be in high spirits and that reflected in the remarks made by the coaches.Speaking with the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) President and Coach, Peter Green, Guyana Times Sport learnt the decision was made to expose some of the younger rugby players in this competition, as the exposure will do well for them and the senior players are in need of rest.Guyana’s javelin record holder Leslain Baird and Athletics Coach Sham Johnny before their departure“From playing in tournaments before they know what to do, but we using this opportunity now to expose the youngsters, because as you can see, we have too many tournaments coming up, so I have to rest some of the senior players for the Americas challenge,” he stated.Despite being fairly new to international competition, Green is confident that his team will be successful. “There’s one thing we’re going for, we put our frustration behind and take it out on the opposition; we’re not going there just to be part of the crowd, we’re going there to win,” the President declared.The two teams will join the table tennis, squash, cycling, boxing, field hockey, swimming and taekwondo teams that are already competing.Over in Barranquilla, the local swimmers took to the pool for the last time. Copping sixth place in her heat, Jamila Sanmoogan clocked 28.72s in the 50-metre freestyle. Competing in the men’s 50m freestyle was Andrew Fowler, who clocked 24.66s.On the squash courts, the male team of Sunil Seth, Nyron Joseph and Jason-Ray Khalil were locked in a severe battle with Clive Walters, Bruce Burrowes, and Christopher Binnie of Jamaica. However, the Jamaicans barely edged past the Guyanese to clinch victory 2-1.However, the female team of Mary Fung-A-Fat, Ashley Khalil and Taylor Fernandes suffered a crushing 3-0 loss to Catalina Pelaez, Maria Tovar Perez and Laura Tovar Perez of Colombia.
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AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson According to the arrangement, Castillo would pick the kids up in the morning. When she arrived at Galvan’s home about 7 a.m., though, nobody was home. Police still do not know what happened during the two-and-half days that Galvan and the children were missing. This morning, they were at a McDonalds in Buttonwillow, 115 miles away. They were hungry and out of gas, Escoto said. A good Samaritan bought them breakfast at McDonalds and bought them gas, and then led them to the local California Highway Patrol station. “CHP immediately recognized them from everything that we’ve given them and everything that’s been on the news,” Escoto said. Just an hour earlier, Castillo spoke to reporters, pleading in Spanish for help finding her children. She broke down in tears and was helped out of the room at the LAPD’s Foothill station. “She’s very depressed,” said Jose Garcia, a family friend. “She needs her kids to come home.” Two children missing since Sunday walked into a California Highway Patrol station in Buttonwillow about 11 a.m. this morning with their 60-year-old babysitter, ending a 52-hour search, officials said. Elaine Hack, 8, and her brother Ameer Hack, 4, were in good condition with no visible injuries, LAPD Detective David Escoto said. “All three of them, according to the CHP, were in good health,” Escoto said. Elaine and Ameer were last seen about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, when their babysitter, Bertha Galvan, picked them up in the Florence area of unincorporated Los Angeles. Their mother, Lucrecia Castillo, was visiting friends there, and asked Galvan to take the kids to Galvan’s Tujunga home, driving Castillo’s car. Police do not know if they will charge Galvan with a crime, Escoto said. This morning, they said they weren’t sure if this was a kidnapping or a simple miscommunication. — Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 546-3669 email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
MORE than 180 children attended this year’s Donegal Summer School of Music at Loreto College in Letterkenny.Pupils have spent the past week in a wide variety of music classes.One of the most popular was the gospel choir under the guidance of Lorna McLoughlin.Our video was taken at the Saturday end of class concert. Click to play>Other videos from the Music School are on donegaldaily.com and donegaldailytv YouTube Channel. DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHOIR was last modified: July 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL SUMMER SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHOIRletterkenny