Dejan Lovren out for up to 3 weeks says Klopp

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has announced that defender Dejan Lovren will likely be absent for up to three weeks due to a pelvic problemThe Croatia international has managed the injury for over the past year, which saw him make a total of 43 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool.And, as well as helping the Reds reach the Champions League final and secure a second successive top-four finish, Lovren was a key part of the Croatia squad that reached the World Cup final for the first time in the nation’s history.Due to all of this, Lovren will now need some extra time off in order to properly overcome his long-standing issue.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“He is not fit. Let me say it like this, last year he already had a few problems with that but he could obviously play – and played really good,” said Klopp on the club website.“Recovery days were always enough then it was not a problem and he was in the next session again. We did not train a lot in the end of the season, of course, because we were more or less constantly playing, but he played constantly.“Now in the World Cup, [playing] three times [for] 120 minutes it got a bit worse, but I am pretty sure it will settle in the next one, two or three weeks. In that time he can probably for sure train already, but not the full programme, so that will then take time.”Even without Lovren though, Liverpool still managed to get their Premier League campaign off to a strong start by thrashing West Ham United 4-0 at Anfield on Sunday.last_img read more

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Liverpool willing to consider selling Loris Karius

first_imgLiverpool will welcome offers for goalkeeper Loris Karius in the remainder of the European transfer windowThe German’s future at Anfield has been put into major doubt after Liverpool broke the bank to sign Alisson Becker from AS Roma following his high-profile mistakes in last season’s Champions League final.Now the Liverpool Echo reports that Jurgen Klopp is willing to consider any suitable offers for Karius, even though he didn’t initially plan to sell him or fellow shot-stopper Simon Mignolet.Turkish giants Besiktas are believed to be the front-runners for Karius’ signature.Although it will likely only be a season-long loan deal for the 25-year-old with the option of making the move permanent at the end of the season.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Karius himself recently admitted that his Liverpool future is in doubt following Alisson’s arrival.He said: “Of course (Alisson signing) that’s not perfect for me, but I cannot say much more about that either.“I do not know that (whether he will leave before the deadline). I cannot say what I’m doing right now, there’s still some time left.”Karius made 33 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions last season.last_img read more

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Mourinho always believed in me Luke Shaw

first_imgThe Manchester United defender has performed very well recently and he is thankful that his manager never lost confidence in himFor Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw, his manager Jose Mourinho has been very patient.The 23-year-old defender is developing into a great player, but he thanks his boss because of this.“He put his trust in me at the start of the season. I think at times if he didn’t trust me it would’ve been easy for him to say he wanted to sell me,” Shaw told Goal.“I think he always believed in me and I always believed in myself and just needed to get back to what I needed to do. He’s played a big part but I’ve done a lot too to get back into his team and earn his trust back.”“It’s been a tough two years but mentally it’s made me stronger and made me want to prove to him that I can do what sometimes in the last couple of seasons he said I couldn’t,” he said.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I’m feeling positive and feeling good and focused on what’s to come.”“I think at times he got frustrated with me because he knew I could do better. Maybe he was right but I don’t want to keep focusing on that,” he added.“We had a chat before the season and he said he wanted me to stay. That motivated me a lot and obviously, I’ve come back and played games in pre-season and got my fitness fully and everything is good.”Shaw has been with the Red Devils since 2014 when he was transferred from Southampton.He has only managed to appear in 47 occasions for the team, scoring his only professional goal with United.last_img read more

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Lucas Moura gunning for more glory

first_imgTottenham forward Lucas Moura hopes to continue his fine form after landing the Premier League Player of the Month award for August.The former PSG winger impressed all throughout the first month of the season, netting three goals and assisting one.In fact, the Brazilian does not want to rest on his laurels as he wants to ‘deliver much more’.“It’s difficult to explain how I’m feeling at the moment,” Lucas explained to Spurs’ official website.“I’m so happy because I know it’s not easy to win this trophy and it was a great month for me and also for the team.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“I don’t have much to say but thanks to God and to share this with my team-mates and with my family, and to keep working because this is only the beginning.“We have a lot more in front of us so I need to keep working and doing my best.”“The feeling is impossible to explain because I waited a long time for this moment.“I need to enjoy it but also to keep working because I believe I have much more to give and I’m sure we will have a successful season because we can, and I believe in my team-mates, I believe in this club. I want to deliver much more.”last_img read more

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Alonso I will renew my Chelsea deal before the end of

first_imgMarcos Alonso has revealed that contract talks between himself and Chelsea are already at an advanced stageThe Spanish left-back has another two years remaining on his current deal at Stamford Bridge.But, in light of reports linking him with a return to boyhood club Real Madrid in August, Chelsea are determined to secure Alonso’s long-term future.The 27-year-old remains a vital member of the Blues squad and has played every minute of their Premier League campaign to date.Aside from that, Alonso’s also chipped in a goal and five assists with Chelsea level with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the league table and unbeaten.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I am very calm and very happy at Chelsea and the club must also be happy with me because, although I still have two years left on my contract, they have offered me an extension,” Alonso told AS.“We are talking about it and the talks to renew are already advanced.“If everything goes well, I think I will renew before the end of this month – in the coming days.”Alonso is with the Spain squad for their upcoming games against Wales and England.last_img read more

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Torreira excited about Arsenal challenge

first_imgArsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has revealed he is excited about the challenge playing in England.The Uruguay international joined the Gunners from Sampdoria during the summer transfer window for a fee in the region of £27million and has proven to be an astute acquisition.Torreira came off the bench at half-time following a disappointing first-half performance from the Gunners at Newcastle and completely changed the game, inspiring Arsenal to a 2-1 win.That second half display convinced Emery that Torreira was ready and he has been a mainstay of the team ever since, as the Gunners have embarked on an 11-game winning streak.The former Sampdoria combative midfielder has been at the heart of that impressive form, bringing an intensity to the midfield that Arsenal have been desperately lacking for the past few seasons.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“It’s a great challenge and a new challenge for me,” Torreira said, according to Football London. “I’m the kind of person who likes to fight for these things, to always be fighting my way up, like my dad always tells me. I am so happy.”“I’m getting to know London and taking on the challenge of learning English so I can communicate with my team-mates. That’s something that’s not only important for football but also for life.”“The team is doing very well and we achieved a positive result [against Sporting CP] which was really, really courageous. The important thing now is to continue growing and to continue showing this.”last_img read more

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Report Julen Lopetegui not in contention for Mexico job

first_imgJulen Lopetegui is not a current option for the managerial vacancy at the Mexican national teamThe 52-year old coach is out of work following Monday’s dismissal from his post at Real Madrid after a poor start to the season.Reports in the Spanish press indicated that Lopetegui was being lined up for moves to Russian side Spartak Moscow and Mexico.But ESPN announced that the latter is definitely no option for Lopetegui at this stage after consulting the Mexican football federation (FMF).Furthermore, no contact has been made with Lopetegui whatsoever.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…El Tri have been managerless following Juan Carlos Osorio’s departure at the end of the World Cup.Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti has since been in charge of the national side on an interim basis, until a permanent successor is found.Outgoing Atlanta United manager Gerardo “El Tata” Martino is the favourite to succeed Osorio in the dugout.Despite his ill-fated tenure at Real though, Lopetegui had a successful stint at international level with Spain.He was undefeated in all of his 20 games in charge, which 14 of them were won, before June’s shocking dismissal just days before the World Cup following his appointment as Real manager.last_img read more

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Mourinho accepts oneyear prison sentence

first_imgJose Mourinho has accepted a 12-month prison sentence for tax fraud but won’t serve any time. He will also pay a €2.2m to the Spanish state.Mourinho has been accused of failing to declare an image rights revenue and willingly evading to play tax expenses of nearly €3.3 million during his time as Real Madrid manager.He was in charge of Real in the period from 2010 to 2013 and committed the offenses between 2011 and 2012.His representatives, Gestifute Media back in 2016 have released a statement insisting he was “fully compliant with tax obligations”. They insisted that Jose Mourinho paid more than €26m in tax at an average rate of more than 41% while he lived in Spain between 2010 and 2013.A year and a half ago it was reported that Mourinho closed a deal with the Spanish prosecutors. Speaking to reporters outside the court in Pozuelo de Alarcon in November 2017, he said: “I did not answer, I did not argue. I paid and signed with the state that I am in compliance and the case is closed.”Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence for tax fraud, but will not serve jail time.More: https://t.co/pwhwY17jjq pic.twitter.com/P9SkKFxmCb— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 5, 2019The deal was ratified at court on Tuesday. Mourinho accepted the one-year jail sentence and agreed to pay €2.2 million fine.He will not spend any time in prison because his sentence is under two years. In Spain offenders of non-violent nature usually, do not do time if their sentence is under two years. They serve it on probation instead. Jose Mourino is one of the many football stars accused of tax fraud in Spain.The 56-year old is taking a rest from football at the moment. Jose was sacked by Manchester United in December 2018. He will do pundit work for Bein Sports in the next period.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Mourinho was a special guest to an ice-hockey match in Russia two days ago. It wasn’t the best experience for him, as he embarrassed himself after a hilarious fall on the ground.Spanish authorities are doing an impressive job on tax evasion within football in recent years.Barcelona star Messi accepted a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud. He and his father, Jorge, were found guilty of defrauding the Spanish government of €4.1m between 2007 and 2009.They also made voluntary €5m “corrective payments”, which was equal to the alleged unpaid tax plus interest, in August 2013. Lionel and Jorge Messi paid fines of €2m and €1.5m each.Cristiano Ronaldo is also on the list of tax frauds. He accepted €18.8 million deal with the Spanish prosecutors the past month. His prison sentence was also suspended, due to being under two years.last_img read more

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Rice dedicates the victory to Billy Bonds

first_imgThe West Ham United youngster feels happy after beating Newcastle United 2-0 in the English Premier League Saturday fixture.Declan Rice scored once, and Mark Noble helped his team with another goal, to leat West Ham United to a 2-0 win over Newcastle United tonight in the English Premier League.And the Hammers youngster dedicated the three points to Billy Bonds, who was honored before the match.The East Stand was named the Billy Bonds Stand in his honor after the whole stadium clapped for the four-time Hammer of the Year.“I hadn’t met Billy before,” Rice said to the team’s official website.“I just shook his hand before the match and said ‘it’s a great occasion, and lovely to meet you’. It was great to hear the fans singing Billy Bonds’ name today.”“I know everything that he did for the club. It was a special day, and to get the three points for him was even more special,” he added.“It’s nice to get on the scoresheet again, and from a header. It was a massive goal. It’s good to make up for the one I missed against Liverpool the other week. I think it gave the lads a boost.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Mark Noble’s penalty was spot on. I don’t know why I get so nervous when Noble steps up to take penalties! He’s been taking them his whole life. He stuck it in the top corner. It was special,” he continued.“I think we deserved the win. Newcastle has been in some great form recently so we knew we had to be on our game, and we said that. We had to treat this game like as a final. I think you saw that in the first half.”“We were out of the box quick. We got an early goal and we kept pushing. We played some lovely football at times. Manu and Felipe played some beautiful football,” he concluded.With this result, West Ham United is now in the ninth position of the table with 39 points, three points ahead of Everton.Well done, lads! You did Bonzo proud ❤️#WHUNEW #COYI pic.twitter.com/Ck9z799NEQ— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 2, 2019last_img read more

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CHIKV DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TCI GOVERNMENT HOLDING BACK ON NEW NUMBERS

first_img Health: Mosquitoes are to be taken seriously Mosquitoes on the attack; residents run, one school closed up Related Items:chickv, Chikungunya Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSeptember 27, 2014 — While the Turks and Caicos Health Department remains tight lipped on the newest numbers for confirmed or suspected cases of Chikungunya Virus in the country, a nearby nation has seen its official Opposition Party announce that ChikV is now a “full blown epidemic” in that country.  Jamaica’s shadow minister for health, Dr Kenneth Baugh (JLP) said the government was out of touch with the seriousness of Chikungunya and now the country is battling the mosquito borne virus which has surged in spread.  Magnetic Media was this weekend informed that there is now at least one death in Jamaica being blamed on ChikV.  Meanwhile CARPHA continues to report figures that are out-dated for member countries, explaining in a recent news story that many nations are not reporting.  Our newsroom has confirmed at least three new or suspected new cases of ChikV in Provo, yet and despite weeks and weeks of requests in writing, by calling and even to the Office of the Premier; health and government officials are not forthcoming about current figures, especially important in the aftermath of severe flooding caused by August’s TS Cristobal.  Media is however being told regularly of other health initiatives which the Ministry wants news organizations to help it promote.  I recently pointed out to the Premier this often lopsided relationship between media and government.   TCI Health warns against Zika as Caribbean counts five casescenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Monday is World Heart Day… October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and this October the country will also mark Caribbean Wellness Day with the Corporate Games.  All of which are important health programs, which media enthusiastically promotes and covers. However also important is public awareness.  With nations like the Bahamas charting 83 confirmed cases, Haiti with a shocking 64,695 suspected cases,  the DR with a staggering 486,306 suspected cases on record and now Jamaica with 194 suspected cases (all from CARPHA as of September 22) … it is important for the general public to get an update on ongoing preventative initiatives by Health and cases recorded.   Caricom recently announced a seminar aimed at coping with both Chikungunya and Ebola, as fears about their threat to the region escalate. Recommended for youlast_img read more

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Shadow Minister of Health Addresses Pollution

first_img Related Items:beautiful by nature, edwin astwood, pollution, shadow minister of health Recommended for you Grand Turk, 16 Oct 2014 – Our islands are uniquely beautiful by nature. Therefore, the onus is on us to preserve it for future generations. Consider this: the average household produces one to two 19 gallon bags of rubbish in one week. Now consider the amount of rubbish that is produced on your street…then your district…then your island…then our country. Imagine most of that rubbish being scattered about your island. You may live on an island that has a schedule for garbage collection; where residents keep their properties and their surroundings tidy; and there are no uncaring persons polluting the environment with garbage and refuse. Then you can claim our slogan, “Beautiful by nature.”As Shadow Minister for Health and the elected member for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay, I am hereby appealing to the residents on our islands to join me in my campaign to keep our islands clean. We can quantify the advantages of a clean community. The benefits run the gamut from an economic stand point to a healthy environment.We rely on tourists who come to our shores. Do we want them to take one look and decide never to return? We can play our part by practicing healthy, cleanly habits. Let us adopt these two slogans and make them our mantras:Put it in the can, man;Keep our islands clean, green and pristine.Litterers and dumpers are not welcomed in our beautiful by nature islands. Each resident can make a difference by adhering to practices that enhance our beauty rather than detract from it. We may not see road signs that warn of fines for littering, but that should not deter us from becoming civic minded, nonetheless.“Out of all those hundreds and hundreds of islands lying in the seas and oceans of the earth, the Turks & Caicos are our islands. Grand Turk is my little one, so we just got to be aware of them and take care of them.” This is my personal creed.I implore those among us who do not care about our islands and the environment to desist from destroying their beauty. We must all do our part, especially the Government, who I see as turning a blind eye to this situation of pollution within our islands.On any given Cruise ship day on Grand Turk there are thousands persons on the streets, moving around, sightseeing, taking pictures, and visiting places of interest. What are they seeing and photographing? Should they see the garbage accumulating on a vacant lot opposite the old police station, near the Museum? Is this the image that the Minister of Tourism wishes to sell as the lasting image of Grand Turk? Is this what the Minister of Environment considers to be “Beautiful by Nature”? Is this how the Minister of Government Support Services lend support to the environment? And is this what the Minister of Health considers to be promoting a healthy life style? Does this Government really care about any of this? From my observations, it does not look so. I, along with other private citizens and groups, have been assisting in cleaning our island. However, we need the Government to do its part. My advice to the Government:Provide adequate resources to the departments responsible for garbage collection and cleaning; Promote caring for the environment;Enforce laws for protecting our “Beautiful by Nature Country”, please.End.Hon Edwin AstwoodShadow Minister of HealthMP for Grand Turk South and Salt Cay School fire reveals serious cracks in emergency response in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Salt Cay being ignored, Member & Native demand better Change is on the horizon says PDM Leader Sharlene Cartwright Robinson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Chaos and Confusion at Marketplace As Haitians Gather to Register

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:belongership, confusion, haitians, registration Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Nov 2015 – Resident Haitians are under the wrong impression and hundreds have turned out to become Turks and Caicos Islanders to ultimately gain the right to vote.Hundreds have been amassing at an independent voter registration drive with documents ready to apply for Belonger status, but that is not available through the civilians conducting the drive .The miscommunication and misunderstanding, Magnetic Media is told drew the legal Haitian population out in hopes of getting both the Belonger Card and the right to vote in 2016.So far no officials have been on site to clean up the mess and it appears that the civilians behind the voter registration drive are collecting documents on behalf of Immigration department.Magnetic Media visited the Department of Immigration and it was confirmed that there are no officers there on behalf of the Department. It was less clear whether these individuals on the ‘drive’ are authorised to function as a conduit for the One Stop Shop of the Ministry of Border Control and Employment.Some reports reaching our newsroom is that there is ‘funny’ business taking place with the rush of Haitian residents turning up at the drive. However when we spoke to PDM Deputy leader, Sean Astwood he said he could not say if there was anything illegal happening. Astwood is on the scene, quietly observing.It remains concerning though that neither the Government, the Ministry, Immigration or Elections Offices or the Opposition Party have checked on or halted the collection of documents for Belonger Status candidates. Immigration advised that no one but them is authorised to collect such documents and vowed to check the situation out.Haitians who responded to the hearsay are not moving off of the lines at the Markeplace despite clarifications coming from leaders in their community. Some told Magnetic Media they will remain until 11pm as they believe this is their chance to get Belonger Status and to get registered to vote. Six Haitian men rescued; boat sank Recommended for you 69 Haitians apprehended in Exuma More Haitians captured in Eleutheralast_img read more

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FLOW Assists With Communication Services To Residents PostHurricane Irma

first_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, September 12, 2017 – Providenciales – Scores of residents have lined up at the FLOW office in Providenciales to take advantage of the free internet and electricity services that the telecommunications company has been providing to residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.Darron Hilaire, Marketing Manager at FLOW TCI said, “Persons have literally been camping out here for the past two nights and we opened our doors for the first time today from 9-1 to assist customers, just providing wifi hotspots, charging hubs as well as top-UP, credit and data activation. We’ve seen an increase in customers actually changing their sims from the other provider and coming over to our network.”Mr. Hilaire also stated that services are now up in Kew, North Caicos, so persons can be contacted there. FLOW is also looking to restore services in South Caicos and Grand Turk which have both had State of Emergencies declared due to hurricane damages. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

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Effective Use of Water Resources in The Bahamas Discussed at 12th UNESCO

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 4, 2017 – Nassau – John Bowleg, in his address at the 12th UNESCO Meeting, highlighted the promotion of research towards further exploration of combined Seawater Reverse Osmosis, Seawater District Cooling and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (SDC/SWRO/OTEC) for sustainable development, climate adaptation, and climate change mitigation in The Bahamas.Mr. Bowleg, The Bahamas’ International Hydrological Programme (IHP) Focal Point representative, made a presentation on Groundwater Resources Assessment under the Pressures of Humanity and Climate Change (GRAPHIC) at the September 18-21, 2017 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Hydrological Programme and Meeting of National Committees and Focal Points at the British Colonial Hilton.Mr. Bowleg, explained that the UNESCO GRAPHIC concept is the effective use of the water resources of The Bahamas for the provision/production of energy, energy efficient cooling of buildings and production of freshwater by SWRO.“OTEC is a sustainable application that has been explored — using the temperature differential of the cooler deep and warmer surface seawater to run a heat engine.  SWRO, a costly alternative, has been used to address concerns for the availability of freshwater resources in The Bahamas.    SDC has been utilized to lessen the required energy consumption of cooling large structures.“Both water supply and energy demand are constraints of achieving sustained economic growth throughout the islands of The Bahamas.   The presentation is geared to promote research towards The Bahamas further exploring combined SDC/SWRO/ OTEC for sustainable development, climate adaptation, and climate change mitigation,” he said.By: Kathryn CampbellPhoto Caption:Minister of the Environment and Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira is pictured (right) with The Bahamas’ UNESCO International Hydrological Programme representative, John Bowleg at the opening session of the 12th UNESCO Meeting at the British Colonial Hilton in September.  (Photo/Mike Swann, Water and Sewerage Corporation) Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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BAHAMAS Government launching etendering Program for Government contracts and services

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 25, 2018 – Grand Bahama – During his keynote address at the Grand Bahama 20th Annual Business Outlook at Grand Lucayan resort on Thursday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest outlined some of the programs and initiatives the government is taking in order to remain transparent in its fiscal policies.  One of those initiatives is one in which the Minister said the government is very proud of, as it relates to public financial management and reform.“In this regard we are starting with an innovative program for e-tendering for government contracts and services,” explained Minister Turnquest.“We launched a pilot program two months ago, where we have an e-trade portal, where vendors can log on, put in their information and once that information is uploaded in that system, they (vendors) will receive automatic notifications of projects and services that are out for bid.  They will be able to submit their tenders or responses electronically and they will be able to track the process on line.“They will be able to know every stage of the bidding process; they will know when it is closed, how many bidders bid on the work, they will know who received it and they will have a summary explanation as to why the contract was awarded to that person.”The Minister said this program will be accompanied by legislation which will introduce a Tenders Review Board, which will act as a Tribunal, where individuals who may feel that they have been aggrieved or have not been treated fairly, can appeal and be heard.Taking a look at fiscal policy and transparency in Government the Deputy Prime Minister pointed out that the choices and decisions the government makes in raising revenue, borrowing, allocating resources and its fiscal policy outcomes are at the core of the government’s relationship with the Bahamian people.The Deputy Prime Minister said that when his Government came into office in May of 2017, they were very forthcoming with the Bahamian people on the state of the country’s fiscal finances and the need for a plan to immediately address the deterioration and re-establish policy credibility.Minister Turnquest said that the government has initiated a number of projects to aid in their efforts to ensure that reliable, consistent data is provided to the Bahamian people.By: Andrew CoakleyPhoto Caption: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. K. Peter Turnquest was the keynote speaker at the opening of the 20th annual Grand Bahama Business Outlook, which was held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Grand Lucayan.(BIS Photo/Lisa Davis) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Gerrard calls for more quality to improve in Europe

first_imgSteven Gerrard has asked for more quality to deliver a major success on the European scene after his team crashed out of the Europa League.Rangers were beaten 1-0 late in the game by Rapid’s Dejan Ljubicic in a keenly contested affair.Gerrard tweaked the formation and personnel from the side that drew with Dundee last weekend but reserved praise for his team despite the disappointing result.“I thought we were good for 80 minutes,” he revealed STV. “I can’t really ask the players to give any more.“With what we had available tonight, everyone gave an almighty effort.“Obviously as the game was getting to the final stages we were trying to roll the dice and go a little bit more adventurous to try and create something. To try and create that moment that we needed at 0-0.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“Unfortunately we’ve conceded a counter-attack but I think it’s very hard for me to criticise the players for what they gave tonight.“We’ve certainly been tested,” Gerrard said. “I think as a group we haven’t helped ourselves in certain situations with suspensions and availability.“Obviously injuries at certain times like Ryan Kent at the weekend. To not have Daniel Candeias and Kent available affects the group. We haven’t helped ourselves throughout the campaign.“I think in terms of numbers we’ve had enough to cope but to compete at this level with ambitions to go further than the group it’s obvious to me that the players need some help. That means quality players that can come in and help.“We focus domestically now to put ourselves in position to come back again.”last_img read more

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Poway Hotline created to help keep students safe

first_img Posted: May 22, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter May 22, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPoway Mayor Steve Vaus spoke to Lauren Phinney and Carlos Amezcua about the Poway Hotline, a 24/7 hotline that people can call to report anonymous tips or potential threats to local schools.Any messages left with the hotline are sent to various police and sheriff’s stations for follow up and investigation.Hotline Number: 844-787-3847 Lauren Phinney, Carlos Amezcua Poway Hotline created to help keep students safe Lauren Phinney, Carlos Amezcua, last_img read more

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