The mess at Bayern increases: now the substitute goalkeeper explodes

first_imgIt is rumored that the signing of Nübel is causing great discomfort in the locker room of the Bundesliga champion due to a clause that, according to numerous Teutonic media, Bayern included the young goalkeeper in his contract and would ensure him a minimum of matches as a starter in the Bayern by season. “Bayern is a competitive society,” said Jürgen Schwab, representative of second goalkeeper Ulreich. “We will see who will end up occupying the position behind Manuel Neuer,” he challenged Nübel.At the Allianz Arena they do not seem to receive Nübel, international with the German U21 and considered one of the goalkeepers with the greatest projection on the market, with open arms. Neuer himself, who is also upset with the supposed clause that would guarantee Nübel a series of entitlements from next season, only said the following: “With Sven Ulreich we already have a terrific number two. He would be a starter in many other clubs. However, Nübel is a great signing. “ The Bayern goal scandal continues to grow with each passing hour. Just two days after Manuel Neuer blamed Bayern for leaking details of the deal about his renewal to the press, his underhand substitute, Sven Ulreich, added fuel to the Munich fire. In some statements collected by the German newspaper Kicker, the substitute goalkeeper’s agent made it clear that his client will remain Neuer’s first relief, even as Alexander Nübel joins the Bavarian ranks in the summer from Schalke 04.last_img read more

Payment to Routine Healthcare Workers on Course

first_imgThe Ministry of Health (MoH) on May 19, commenced back-pay hazard payments for the months of October to December, 2014 to at least 1,587 routine healthcare workers in 13 of the 15 counties.With support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), four teams comprising personnel of the county health teams (CHTs), ministries of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), Health, and a bank staff have been deployed to carry out the payments across the targeted counties.This process is in continuation of a payment scheme, which initially began with the disbursement of salaries and risk benefits to Ebola Incident Management staff during the first phase, sometime last year. The payment scheme is under a US$2 million World Bank grant, using a Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF), which UNDP manages.To jumpstart the payment plan, UNDP had conducted an independent audit of the list of workers to verify its authenticity. The audit illustrated poor planning in the recruitment and resource management for these workers, but concluded that the workers had been contracted and working officially in counties for a period of four months.In Lofa County, one of the worst hit, especially among Muslim predominate the District of Quadu Gboni, the Ebola virus disease swept away entire families, including children and parents.The Ebola virus first came to Liberia through Lofa County, when a Liberian woman married to a Guinean crossed back into Liberia after her husband had reportedly died of the virus in March 2014. During one of the payment processes in Voinjama, Lofa County on May 20, 2015, health care workers, who don’t have bank accounts, were successfully paid. The payment process continued on Thursday in Salayea/Zorzor Districts.Sixty-four-year-old Gertrude Yarkpawolo, an experienced Certified Midwife (CM) was amongst those paid at the Salayea Clinic. Gertrude has worked as a midwife since 1974. She said even though the Salayea Clinic did not record any case of Ebola, they operated in panic.“This clinic was never closed during the Ebola time. We worked here throughout, but with caution and fear that anything could happen,” Gertrude said.Gertrude, 64, is single mother of five children. She stated: “We became even more afraid when we started hearing about the deaths of some medical doctors and other trained healthcare workers in the country, especially in Lofa County.” She narrated that it was a horrible experience to have worked in such a fearful environment.She expressed appreciation to the government, through the Ministry of Health, local and international partners and the people of Liberia for collectively working to ensure that the virus is eradicated from the country.Like other professionals, routine healthcare workers without bank accounts, Gertrude received her hazard payments for Oct. to Dec. 2014 in cash.She lives in a dilapidated five-bedroom house near the Lutheran Training Institute. She said the house was destroyed during the country’s civil war. The grave of her late husband whom she said died immediately following the civil war is situated in the back of the yard. She has since lived in the partially roofed house, while gradually trying to complete it. “I will use this money to try and complete the other side of the house,” she stated.The World Health Organization (WHO) officially certificated and declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission on May 9. Also, 53-year-old, Esther Kollie, has worked at the Gbargbota Clinic as a cleaner for nine years. Esther said the Ebola virus killed nine members of her family. They included her sister and her children at her rented house in Monrovia. “I was here when they called me and told me that my sister was dead, two weeks later, they told me that they had taken all the children and our mother-in-law to the Ebola Treatment Unit. When I got there the following week, all of them were dead,” Esther lamented.She said even though there was no case of Ebola reported at the Gbargbota Clinic, they worked under terrifying condition during the EVD period.Like Gertrude, Esther is also hoping to use the hazard back payment to complete a four-bedroom house project in Monrovia.Payment to the 1,587 routine healthcare workers is in two categories. Professional health care workers which include certified midwives, nurses and doctors are receiving a maximum amount of US$900 dollars, while those who fall in the category of service providers suck like the security and janitorial staff are receiving payments within a range of US$200 to US$250 for the period Oct. to Dec. 2014.UNDP together with the Government of Liberia has been working to ensure payment of Ebola Response Workers (ERWs) through the establishment of an information management system for those paying Ebola workers and by strengthening existing payment systems.The workers were registered in the information system with job titles, harmonized rates of pay identified, and bank information for payments, where applicable. UNDP had also put into place a contingency plan to cover payments where existing payment systems or resources could not deliver salaries, hazard pay, and allowances to ERWs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberia to Export Vegetables Soon

first_imgFor the first time since the civil crisis, Liberia through the help of United States Agency for International Development Food Enterprise Development USAID FED will begin to export vegetables to other countries by July this year.USAID FED Chief of Party Madam Agnes Luz made the disclosure recently following a roundtable conference with the media at a local resort in Monrovia.According to Madam Luz the export of vegetables by Liberia will boost the agriculture sector of the country and add more value to farmers’ produce.She said another benefit of the export is to help farmers earn more income and recognize that Liberia is part of other countries exporting food and non food items. She said her organization will continue to work with farmers to make sure that they are properly trained and that there is increased production and profitability. It will also work to stimulate enterprise and investment and improve work force and human capacity.Madam Luz disclosed that she is working in partnership with Brussels Airline and has established contact with buyers in Paris and other areas to purchase Liberia’s first vegetables exported to supermarkets and other market places.She described Liberia first export of vegetables as a legacy that will forever be remembered as it relates to USAID FED activities in the country.She said the beginning of the export is to improve the business mindset of farmers in all the value chains, adding that in the past she noticed that Liberians were not focusing on harvesting vegetables but through the USAID FED program the number of vegetables farmers has increased.Madam Luz encouraged Liberian youths to study agriculture as a career to ensure that Liberia becomes self-sufficient in agriculture.She mentioned that as a means of encouraging youths to join the sector, her organization and other non-profit organizations organized a back to school gardening program which gave students and adult learners access to farming and agribusiness techniques.“Liberia has a perfect soil for food production, and as an organization aimed at providing more value to farmers we will work in the last year of our project to stimulate private sector growth,” she said.The USAID FED boss hoped to have more farmers coming on board in order to make the business of exporting vegetables successful.She mentioned fertilizer as the major issue facing farmers because they are very expensive and appealed to the Ministry of Agriculture to provide fertilizers to famers at reasonable cost.She said farmers with their program have benefitted from hand tools, better quality cassava planting materials and training that have improved their knowledge and skills.Madam Luz pledged her organization’s commitment to continue empowering and improving the lives of farmers by ensuring that Liberian farmers export food to other countries like United States and France. Meanwhile, USAID FED is working on a five-year US$75M project to further empower Liberians in six counties to grow their own food.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgLocal election candidate John Watson says that the first time buyers grant must be reintroduced for new homebuyers.Fianna Fail’s John WatsonThe grant was available in the past and was a great help to young people buying or building their first home.Watson says that over the past six weeks he has come across many people who are renting houses but wish to buy their own homes. In most cases the rent they are paying would be the equivalent of a mortgage repayment. “The problem they face in not the ability to repay the mortgage, it is the ability to raise the deposit the banks now require. I believe the introduction of a €10,000 grant to these people would help them buy a home of their own.“This measure would bring a number of first time buyers onto the market and this could clear up the sizeable amount of housing stock lying empty at the moment.“I also feel that this initiative would be a welcome boost to our struggling construction industry. The demand for quality affordable starter homes would be a great incentive for construction companies to start building again.”The Fianna Fail candidate said he believes this measure would be almost cost neutral considering the amount of taxes the government take from a new home through stamp duty, vat on the build cost, development charges, not to mention the paye, prsi and taxes paid by the construction companies. “I have talked to many couples were both partners are working, they have no problem paying rents equivalent to a mortgage but they find it impossible to save the 10%-20% deposit most banks now require.“Every person deserves the chance to own their home and I believe this measure would go a long way to helping them achieve this goal.” ELECTION 2014: FIRST TIME BUYERS GRANT MUST BE REINTRODUCED – WATSON was last modified: May 20th, 2014 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:donegalfirst time buyers granthousingJOhn Watsonlast_img read more


first_imgPupils at Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin in Letterkenny will take to the stage of the National Concert Hall next month after reaching the final stages of Waltons Music for Schools Competition.Six primary and six post-primary schools have been chosen by judges from Waltons Music, Waltons New School of Music and RTÉ lyric fm to perform with the chance of winning musical instruments and/or equipment to the value of €10,000.One national school will win €3,000 worth of equipment, whilst a secondary school will win prizes to the same value, with runners-up prizes too. The Gaelscoil choir is set to perform at the National Concert Hall on May 12th after being shortlisted on Lyric FM this evening.Judged by Julie Feeney and Bill Whelan, this is the most diverse and inclusive schools’ music competition in Ireland.   GAELSCOIL HITS THE HIGH NOTE IN NATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION was last modified: April 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:gaelscoil ADHAMNÁINlyric fmNational Concert Hallwaltons music for schools competitionlast_img read more

Entebbe FC parts ways with 5 players

first_imgEntebbe have won only two games in the Big League this season (Agency Photo)ENTEBBE – Entebbe based side, Entebbe FC have decided to terminate the contracts of 5 of their players.The players included Joel Ddungu, Noel Bayiga, Hassan Muhammad, Julius Kazibwe and Ronalds Cheukembe.All five are understood to have absconded from duty for a period of up to one and half month.“We had no option as they have all refused to return to the club, said a club official who preferred to remain anonymous, when asked about the situation.“They were all given sometime off towards the end of last year but as the rest returned, the five deliberately refused.“The club has tried all they can to contact them but there is no positive response.Entebbe, formally Masavu FC has struggled since being relegated from the top tier last season.Currently featuring in the Big League, they are struggling at the wrong end of the Elgon Group table having won only two games all season.In total, they have accumulated 13 points from 12 games and need to do something about their season as soon as possible if they are to survive relegation to the third tier.In an attempt to redeem themselves, Entebbe appointed James Odoch as their head coach last month following the departure of Allan Kabonge.They also signed several players including Henry Wamala, John Kisakye, Bruhan Matovu and Jimmy Lule, to help blooster their squad.In their last game, they defeated Nebbi Central 3-0 at the Fisheries Institute in Bugonga.Comments Tags: allan kabongeEntebbe FCFUFA Big League 2018/19James Odochtoplast_img read more

An Alternative to Wood Window Bucks

first_imgFour sizes are availableThermalBucks come in 8-foot lengths and in four versions, corresponding to insulation or rainscreen thicknesses of 1 inch, 1 1/2 inch, 2 inches, and 2 1/2 inches.The tongue (the part of the buck that wraps around the inside of the rough opening) is 1/2 inch thick and extends into the opening 2 1/2 inches, no matter which ThermalBuck you buy. The other part of the “L” differs depending on the thickness of the exterior insulation. The bucks are pitched slightly toward the outside of the wall, and they are treated with an insecticide to prevent termite infestation.Brooks rolled out ThermalBuck at the GreenBuild conference in Washington, D.C. last fall, where it won a “Greenest of the Green” award. ThermalBucks cost between $2.50 and $3.20 per foot. For ordering information, contact the company through its website. A Pennsylvania company has developed an alternative to wood window bucks, claiming the coated polystyrene bucks offer better thermal insulation, a more effective water and air seal, and better long-term performance.Window and door bucks are used when exterior insulation, such as rigid foam, or a rainscreen is installed over sheathing on exterior walls. A buck (more properly called a Rough Opening Extension Support Element, or ROESE) ensures the window or door will be aligned correctly with the insulation or rainscreen.Carpenters typically make bucks out of wood. But wood bucks have some drawbacks, says John Brooks of BRINC Building Products, including a tendency to warp and shrink. In addition, wood has a relatively low R-value, so wood bucks represent a thermal bridge in the building envelope.So Brooks invented the ThermalBuck, an L-shaped component made from high-density expanded polystyrene encased in a blend of polyurethane and polyurea. ThermalBuck has a compressive strength of 52 psi and, according to the company, can handle hurricane force winds with “minimal permanent compression.”Mitered pieces of ThermalBuck are nailed into a rough opening for a window or door in a bed of adhesive. (Brooks specifically recommends Dow Corning 758 adhesive.) Then the window or door is installed with the flanges caulked and nailed to the outside face of the buck.last_img read more

The 3 Ingredients of a Thrilling “Gear Up” Montage

first_imgThe “gear up” montage is a fantastic way to prime your audience for action. Send the hero of your next project into battle with three simple ingredients.Top image via Lionsgate Home EntertainmentLock n’ load. Suit up. Let’s do this. Roll out. This style of scene — the “gear up” montage — goes by several different names. But no matter what it’s called, nothing gets an audience more pumped than to watch a hero get suited up for battle in an action film.Think of Ripley and Hicks prepping their futuristic weaponry for a Xenomorph encounter in Aliens or Bruce Wayne suiting up in the Bat Cave. Think of Rambo tightening his bandana and sharpening a huge blade. Schwarzenegger tying grenades to his Commando vest. Ash strapping a chainsaw to his arm and then sawing off the end of his shotgun.So what exactly makes a gear up scene so exciting? If you watch enough of these, you’ll begin to see some similarities. Let’s break it down into three simple ingredients.1. The Close-UpThe first and most obvious element is the close-up shot. You can’t make a gear up scene without showing all of the gear. This is truly the meat of your montage. Show the gear through a barrage of quickly cut close-up shots.Watch any Edgar Wright film and at some point you’ll find a perfectly crafted gear up sequence. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World all have masterfully edited gear up montages. Wright uses close-up shots with crash zooms, whip pans and white flashes to create beautiful and thrilling sequences.2. Sound Effects and MusicThe unsung hero of a good montage is the audio. While the visuals lay the foundation, the sound effects and epic music help emotionally engage and excite the audience.I remember the thrill of seeing the suit-up scene in the first Iron Man film, watching close-ups of Tony Stark’s suit latch together around him. The underlying music and the sounds of pneumatic tools and metal clanking really brought the scene together. Now I’m always excited for every new Iron Man appearance in a film, just to catch the new gear up scene.3. The Final Wide ShotThe third and final ingredient of the gear up scene is the revealing wide shot.Almost every classic suit up scene ends with a slow zoom to a wide shot of the protagonist, loaded to the gills with gear and ready for combat. The classic visual is Arnold Schwarzenegger in Commando, picking up his rocket launcher and slinging a rifle over his shoulder as light rays stream down in the background and the music crescendos.So, next time you’re about to go into battle, remember: Close-ups. Sound effects and music. The final wide shot. With just these three elements, you can add intensity and thrills to any film or video project.last_img read more

The Video Editor’s Holiday Wish List

first_imgWithout a doubt, some people are hard to buy for. Luckily, video editors are always in need of tools and toys that complement their workflow and workspace. Here’s a few to consider.Top image via LogickeyboardIt’s the season of giving, so if you’ve got a video editor on your shopping list (or you are a video editor looking to spice up your workspace), these gifts will definitely deliver in the “holiday cheer” department.Keyboards and Skins: $29.90-$149.90Image via LogickeyboardThe folks over at Logickeyboard have a plethora of products for a wide variety of software applications. Stuff that stocking with a keyboard skin, or go all out and get a backlit keyboard customized for your software of choice. Take your pick of products for Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Audition, AVID, Final Cut, and a handful of other software apps. Speakers: $150KRK Rokit 5 G3 speakers are an excellent addition to any video editor’s studio. These speakers offer up maximum headroom with minimal distortion and are sure to impress clients hanging around the suite. The Rokit 5 G3 also provides flexible connectivity, allowing for input via XLR, TRS or RCA connection.Headphones: $99.99Sony’s MDR-7506 headphones are a popular choice for video editors, mainly due to their closed ear design which lets you edit in uninterrupted peace. The headphone has a foldable design, making it convenient to store or transport, and its coiled cable allows it to stretch and spring back into place whenever you need a bit more reach.Books: $12Image via Matthew Bell’s A2 BlogWalter Murch’s classic In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing is a staple for the editor’s bookshelf. Get insights into the craft of editing from a master film editor known for his work in Apocalypse Now, The Godfather: Part III, The English Patient, Cold Mountain, Tomorrowland, and over twenty other huge Hollywood titles.External Hard Drives: $149.99-$499.95In the age of large video files, the external hard drive is a necessity for most editors. Check out these excellent options from G-Technology and LaCie.Store your footage on a large desktop external, or spring for a more rugged and mobile design. Both companies offer up a wide array of options.Software: $899Red Giant creates software tools for filmmakers. Color correct, stylize, refine and clean up footage with their Magic Bullet Suite 13 software. Not ready to drop that kind of cash for software? Well, download the trial version and take it out for a test run.Throw Pillows: $14Make sure your 2017 edit sessions are nice and comfortable with a custom throw pillow from Redbubble. If a pillow isn’t enough, drop some extra money on a t-shirt, sweater, and whatever other knick-knacks you can find to fill your office.What are you hoping to find in your video editing stocking? Share your wish list in the comments below!last_img read more

Japan’s ‘Ninja Boy’ aims to take down Floyd Mayweather

first_imgHotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa speaks to the media after a training session at his boxing gym in Matsuda, Chiba prefecture on December 18, 2018. – Japanese kickboxer Tenshin “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa said he wants to use the element of surprise to defeat boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr in their bout later this month. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)Japanese kickboxer Tenshin “Ninja Boy” Nasukawa said Tuesday he wants to use the element of surprise to defeat boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr in their bout later this month.“I want to kick his ass,” the 20-year-old baby-faced southpaw told reporters after a training session in the city of Matsudo near Tokyo.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ He added that he suspected Mayweather was “not taking the bout seriously”.Nasukawa is considered something of a prodigy in Japanese fighting circles and began learning karate at the age of five.Like Mayweather, he is unbeaten, boasting a 28-0 record as a professional kickboxer with 21 wins by knockout. He has four wins from four matches in mixed martial arts.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola?center_img The New Year’s Eve bout, first announced in early November, was abruptly scrapped by the unbeaten 41-year-old American after a “misunderstanding” over the fight’s terms, according to mixed martial arts promoter RIZIN.But it was back on as an exhibition match after RIZIN chief Nobuyuki Sakakibara flew to Los Angeles for talks with Mayweather and agreed to an orthodox boxing match without kicking, which will be a disadvantage for Nasukawa.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“I want to make surprising moves,” said the Japanese fighter, who has just returned from an intensive two-week boxing training in Las Vegas. “I want to fully use the kickboxing skills I have.”Nasukawa now weighs 61 kilograms and is is four inches (10 centimeters) shorter than Mayweather, who has won world titles in five different weight classes. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Model-turned-fighter Rome Trinidad finds inspiration in Catriona Gray’s Miss U win LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games openinglast_img read more