Florentino letter to the partners for the coronavirus: “We are going to overcome this immense challenge”

May 14, 2020

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first_imgReal Madrid has proceeded to suspend sports activity, both training sessions and matches. The member service offices and the Bernabéu Tour have been closed, and all the activities of the Ciudad Real Madrid and the Fundación Real Madrid have been canceled.However, and precisely for this reason, it is time for us to stay strong and united in our values, so essential in Real Madrid’s 118-year history.Now is the time also to underline especially the value of solidarity, strictly following the instructions of the authorities and, above all, staying at home.Real Madrid continues to function and is still open to its members through the online Member Service Office.I want to thank all of you for your understanding. We are part of the best club in history, of a Real Madrid that never gives up and that represents the sentiment of millions of people around the world.Together we will overcome this immense challenge. Today more than ever I send you my best wishes for you and your family. Take good care of yourselves and I hope that soon we can meet again and return to normality. We will do it together and with the certainty that we will enjoy Real Madrid again with the same passion and the same dreams as always. This feeling is our greatest strength.A hug In the midst of this coronavirus crisis, Florentino Pérez, president of Real Madrid, wanted to send a letter to the partnerss to take an interest in their personal situation, to send their encouragement to the families who have suffered or are suffering the blows of this pandemic, to report on the measures that Real Madrid has taken to stop the expansion of the coronavirus (in the club they are in quarantine after Thompkins’ positive) and to convey a message of optimism: “Together we will overcome this immense challenge.”This is the letter from Florentino Pérez to the Madrid partnersDear partner:First of all, I wish that you and your family are well in the face of these exceptional and difficult circumstances that we experience in our country and throughout the world.I also want to express, on behalf of all Madridistas, my solidarity with those families that this coronavirus pandemic has hit directly. All our strength and courage to try to overcome the pain of those who are being affected.As you have been getting to know through our various communication channels, all the measures and precautions have been taken from the club to help stop the expansion of the coronavirus, strictly complying with all legal provisions and with the additional recommendations of the health authorities.last_img read more


250 Immigration Officers in ‘Trouble’

January 14, 2020

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first_imgLIS Commissioner Lemuel ReevesAuthorities of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) in Monrovia have reportedly failed to address the plight of about 250 of their officers who have not been paid their monthly salary since they graduated last year from training the LIS conducted in Grand Cape Mount County.The officers reportedly fell in trouble with their respective commanders when they demanded to see President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for their salary arrears and allegedly abandoning their respective assignments chasing their paychecks, the Daily Observer has unearthed.Although the LIS public affairs is yet to speak on the issue, 10 of the aggrieved officers have meanwhile been placed behind bars at the LIS headquarters in Sinkor on the alleged orders of some unnamed senior officers, with the say-so of LIS Commissioner Lemuel Reeves.LIS, formerly the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN), is headquartered in a rented apartment in Fiamah, Sinkor, outside Monrovia.Two of the disgruntled officers told the Daily Observer on condition of anonymity that their colleagues were jailed following a failed meeting the LIS authorities had arranged with the leadership of the affected officers.“Few hours after the meeting failed, another batch of five other officers were cajoled into the buildings and ordered jailed on the alleged order of the Service Commissioner, Peter Zayzay,” the officer claimed.According to our information, the LIS hierarchy had invited the leadership of the affected officers under the pretext to dialogue and to find a common ground on how the officers would receive their salaries, only to end up being put behind bars.The Daily Observer established that while the officers had hoped to get redress concerning their salary arrears, Commissioner Zayzay, who had invited them, became enraged and ordered that each of the officers he invited to his office be detained. He did not provide any reason for his action, our source noted.The aggrieved officers subsequently gathered in their numbers and reportedly stormed the LIS headquarters, demanding from the authority their paychecks, which they claimed had accumulated since they graduated last year.In May last year, the 250 officers completed their training in ‘Camp Biago,’ Grand Cape Mount County, but are yet to receive a dime from the government, which the authorities promised to pay shortly after they were assigned at their respective posts.Meanwhile, the officers said they have exerted all available means to get their salaries, because their family members now face hardship, “but to no avail, as all stakeholders that promised to settle our pay are yet to make good on their promises.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


West Berbice Mandir vandalised

January 12, 2020

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first_img– Dharmic Sabha calls for swift justiceMembers of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha are now appealing to the Police for justice after their West Coast Berbice Mandir was broken in to Saturday night.According to reports, a member of the Number Three Vishnu Mandir on the West Coast of Berbice made the discovery. Several Murtis were damaged and it was reported that several microphones were also stolen.The Mandir was vandalised and the perpetrators destroyed several MurtisThe Sabha, in a Facebook post Sunday morning, said: “It is our hope that those who committed this violation of this Mandir be dealt with by the law.”Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more


Mayor says city closing in on anti-crime goals

January 11, 2020

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first_imgLANCASTER – Lancaster will begin to see results from its anti-crime efforts and in economic development, Mayor Henry Hearns said Monday. In the annual “State of the City” address, Hearns said Lancaster’s numerous anti-crime efforts, which have included bolstering the number of sheriff’s deputies, will help toward the goal of reducing crime by 30 percent in the next five years. In the speech, given before a luncheon of the Lancaster West Rotary Club, Hearns said those efforts included increasing public safety spending by 43 percent during the past two years to $19.3 million this year. “We have increased resources and implemented programs to achieve this target (a 30 percent reduction,)” Hearns said. “I think we will reach 30 percent before five years.” Among Lancaster’s anti-crime efforts are adding 22 deputy positions to its law enforcement contract during the past two years; expanding the community service officer program; and starting a program offering $1,000 rewards for information leading to convictions in robbery and burglary cases. The city also plans to establish a system that allows residents to file reports for minor crimes online. “This frees up deputies to do what they do best,” Hearns said. The city also has installed cameras at Jane Reynolds and Pierre W. Bain parks and is looking to install them at City Park and the National Soccer Center. On the economic front, Hearns said the city’s efforts to develop the Fox Field Corridor into a commercial and industrial center will pay off with about 600 jobs being created. The corridor, which runs from the Fox Field airport to the Antelope Valley Freeway, houses such operations as the distribution centers for the restaurant supply company SYGMA, the crafts-store chain Michaels and the Rite Aid drug-store chain. Hearns also cited as examples of economic growth the recent additions to a shopping center at 10th Street West and Avenue K, including a Chili’s restaurant, and two hotels in development adjacent to Clear Channel Stadium. Although it won’t come to fruition this year, Hearns also highlighted the proposed Amargosa Creek development – a 150-acre project that includes medical offices, shops and a hotel. The shopping component of the project is expected to be a pedestrian-friendly environment with a town square as a gathering spot. “We’re looking at the Amargosa Creek center as a place where everybody in the Antelope Valley comes together,” Hearns said. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Oil producer Pengrowth Energy agrees to nickel-a-share bid by Cona Resources

January 10, 2020

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first_img“The extreme volatility in the price of western Canadian oil in the fall of 2018, coupled with an uncertain political and regulatory environment, has led to a severe funding crisis in the Canadian energy capital markets which impeded the company’s ability to achieve a funding solution,” said Kel Johnston, chairman of the Pengrowth board of directors, in a statement.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 1, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:PGF)The Canadian PressAdvertisement CALGARY — Shares in oil and gas producer Pengrowth Energy Corp. tumbled by 75 per cent on Friday after it announced a deal to be acquired by Cona Resources Ltd. for five cents per share and the assumption of debt.Shares in Pengrowth closed at five cents to match the offering price, down from Thursday’s 20-cent close and at a fraction of their 10-year high close of $13.85 in April 2011.Pengrowth says Cona, which is a portfolio company of the Waterous Energy Fund, has also agreed to pay shareholders a “potential contingent value payment” if funds result from pending litigation.- Advertisement -Pengrowth CEO Pete Sametz says the company’s inability to raise capital to fund its ongoing heavy oil business led to the initiation of a strategic review process last spring.He says the sale of the company was the best outcome after it failed in the face of “lacklustre oil pricing and increased political and regulatory uncertainty” to restructure its debt, listed at $702 million as of June 30, or find new sources of funding.The arrangement requires approval by debtholders holding at least two-thirds of its debt and shareholders with at least two-thirds of its stock at meetings to be held in December.Advertisementlast_img read more


EASTER WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE NEWLY RENOVATED PULSE VENUE LETTERKENNY

December 28, 2019

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first_imgEASTER WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL: What a superb weekend club revellers had at the newly renovated Pulse Venue Letterkenny over the Easter holiday period.A new clubbing experience was sampled for the first time since The Pulse underwent significant renovations in overhauling the hugely popular nightclub.The venue was packed all weekend as clubbers were desperate to experience what the new-look Pulse Venue had to offer them.By all accounts it was an UNBELIEVABLE weekend at The Pulse but the general consensus giving the new-look Pulse a big thumbs up.Above are a selection of images taken from over the weekend.EASTER WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE NEWLY RENOVATED PULSE VENUE LETTERKENNY was last modified: April 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewspicture specialPulse Venuelast_img read more


DONEGAL MAN IN COURT CHARGED WITH €100,000 CATTLE THEFT

December 28, 2019

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first_imgA Donegal man has been charged with the theft of 100 animals, understood to be worth a total value of €107,300 from a farm in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath last year.Barry Carr, with an address at Boeshill, Pettigo appeared before Judge Seamus Hughes at a sitting of Athlone District Court.Carr was charged with stealing nine cows, nine calves and 53 cattle with a total value of €100,000 from property of Niall Dillon between June 24 and 25, 2015. He was also charged with stealing four cattle and 25 mountain ewes with a value of €7,300, which were being held at Department of Agriculture property.Carr was remanded on bail to appear before the court again on September 21 when a book of evidence will be served.It is believed that this is the biggest cattle theft in the country’s history.DONEGAL MAN IN COURT CHARGED WITH €100,000 CATTLE THEFT was last modified: June 10th, 2016 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)last_img read more


FANCY WINNING €2,000 IN PRIZES FOR YOUR SPORTS CLUB OR CHARITY?

December 27, 2019

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first_imgFor over 11 years, the family owned Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny, have been proud to support local charities and sporting clubs. In 2015, the hotel is proud to present an offering to help clubs & charities continue to raise much needed funds.The hotel, ideally located in Letterkenny town & a recipient of the AA Rosette Award of culinary excellence, have compiled Dinner Dance Packages which offer something for all tastes and budgets. How to be in with a chance of winning?Book your dinner dance before the 31st of October 2015 and be entered into a draw to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize.The Radisson Blu team are delighted to offer a ‘One Night Bed and Super Buffet Breakfast’ voucher to help raise the funds required for your dinner dance.For further details, call +35374 919 4444. FANCY WINNING €2,000 IN PRIZES FOR YOUR SPORTS CLUB OR CHARITY? was last modified: August 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


LOCAL NEWS – DOWNINGS NOTES FOR THE MEVAGH RESOURCE CENTRE

December 25, 2019

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first_imgAdministrative Assistant (FÁS Community Employment Scheme – 19½ hrs per week). A vacancy exists in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre for an Administrative Assistant. Experience necessary. The position is to commence in February. To confirm eligibility or for further details contact Tommy (FÁS Supervisor) on 9154914 with your date of birth and your P.P.S. number.Mevagh Women Together – The group will have a bring & buy sale at their next meeting in the Resource Centre on Monday 21st January at 8:00 pm. Mevagh Men’s Group – usual meeting on Tuesday evening, 22nd January at 8:00 pm. Guest Speaker: Kevin Mc Bride.A.S.I.S.T. (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) This is a refresher course for those who have previously completed this training. It will take place on Tuesday 22nd January from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre. Call the centre to register your name. Carer’s Group – Patricia Swan will facilitate the group meeting on Tuesday 22nd January in the Resource Centre at the new time of 8:00 pm. This group is open to all Carers, registered and non-registered.Craft Group – continues as usual every Thursday morning from 10:30am to 12:00 noon.Mevagh Busy Bees – Parent, Baby and toddler group meet every Friday morning from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. Bring along your busy bees for some fun. Cost is now reduced to €3 per family.Traditional Music Group – will run on a Friday evening commencing at 8:00pm.Beginners I.T. – commencing on Monday 28th January from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm this course will run for 10 weeks and is tailored to suit individuals who have little or no knowledge of computers or want to upgrade on what knowledge they have. Course costs €40 and booking must be made in advance.Annual General Meeting of Meitheal Mhíobhaigh Teoranta will be held in the centre at 8pm on the 26th February 2013. All Welcome.Improvers I.T. – a follow-on from beginners this course will run subject to numbers. Cost is €45. Please contact the centre to reserve your place.Drama Workshops – consisting of drama, games and exercises, improvisation, storytelling, voice work, movement and basic stagecraft ending with a showcase for parents / guardians on the final week. Come along, make some new friends and build your confidence in a fun way! Starting Wednesday, 23rd January. 5yr to 7yr olds from 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm and 8yr to 12yr olds from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Cost is €40 per child for 8 weeks. Call the centre on 074 9155055 to reserve your child’s place. Young Girls Club – Calling all girls aged 7 to 12 years. Exciting new club consisting of cookery, arts & crafts, movies, hair, make-up and beauty. Each week we will have guests who will share their expertise with the group. Come along every Thursday from 3:30 pm until 5:00 pm, starting Thursday 24th January. Cost is €20.00 registration fee and €2.00 each night thereafter. If interested please contact the Resource Centre – 074 9155055.Youth Guitar Lessons – Paul Ward will be providing guitar lessons covering beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. Cost is €64 per child for 8 weeks. Starting Monday 28th January from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm. Booking essential on 074 9155055.Adult Learner Fair 2013 – Donegal VEC’s Annual Adult Learner Fair will be held in the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny from 11:00 am until 3:30 pm on Friday 25th January. Special Guest Speaker, Jim McGuinness will attend from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and speak about his inspiring adult education story, how he created success in his own career and for the Donegal Team and the steps we need to take to plan our own future. Don’t miss this day of inspiration, motivation, advice and support for anyone thinking of going back to education and training.LOCAL NEWS – DOWNINGS NOTES FOR THE MEVAGH RESOURCE CENTRE was last modified: January 15th, 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:DowningsMevagh Resource Centrelast_img read more


SA launches new research vessel

December 19, 2019

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first_img21 September 2007South Africa this week launched the Ellen Khuzwayo, a R100-million scientific vessel that will conduct research on marine resources and oceanographic conditions in southern African waters.Launching the vessel in Cape Town on Thursday, Environment Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said the Ellen Khuzwayo, measuring over 43 metres, would be the flagship research vessel of the department, which has two other research vessels, the Africana and the Algoa.He said that with a combined fleet of four compliance ships and three fisheries research ships, South Africa had the most significant marine presence within the region.“The Ellen is named after the late Dr Ellen Khuzwayo – teacher, social worker, author and prominent figure in the struggle against apartheid,” Van Schalkwyk said. “We are pleased to honour [her] in our ongoing commitment to commemorate the significant role of women in our country’s history through the naming of our ships.”According to the department, the replacement forms part of its strategy to upgrade its research fleet to provide South Africa with the best possible scientific advice relating to the country’s ocean environment and marine resources.The ship was designed by Skipsteknisk AS of Norway and built by Cape Town-based Farocean Marine.The Ellen Khuzwayo will be deployed primarily on inshore research, which includes scientific research on marine living resources such as rock lobster, linefish, large pelagic fishes, seabirds, marine mammals and sharks.The vessel, which has excellent manoeuvrability and stability, will also engage in diving operations and monitoring and research of oceanographic conditions. It is equipped with two fully-fitted laboratories, one for fish sampling and another for oceanographic studies.It is also fitted with advanced acoustic equipment for fish surveys, state-of-the-art oceanographic equipment and winches for deploying and retrieving its and instruments.“The Ellen is a purpose-built research ship designed to operate anywhere within the South African [Exclusive Economic Zone], up to 200 nautical miles offshore,” Van Schalkwyk said.“The ship has a steaming range of 2 500 nautical miles and can remain at sea for 18 to 20 days. She carries a crew of 13 and has accommodation for eight scientists.”SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more