Max Eberl, sports director of the Bundesliga history, entered into conversations with the Barcelona team. From Can Barça they came to offer up to 50 million euros for the services of the Gallic striker, but the Fohlen manager was not up to the task. Given the real possibility of getting into the Champions and taking into account the importance of Plea for the club’s aspirations, Eberl immediately rejected the offer. The timing of the contact, which took place shortly before the market closed, was one more factor against, as Gladbach could not have replaced Plea. Alassane Plea is one of the Bundesliga revelations. His eight goals and eight assists so far in the Bundesliga were key for Borussia Mönchengladbach to continue fighting to enter the Champions League. They have also caused the name of the French striker to appear on the agendas of the greats of Europe, as was the case of the Barcelona during the recent winter transfer market according to Sport Bild. Barça were looking for a substitute for Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé, both long-term casualties, and saw in Plea a most suitable replacement.
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Civil society organizations Taskforce on Ebola has observed that ‘Ebola is wining’ in Africa, especially in Liberia and have called on the United Nations (UN) and other international bodies to accelerate the deployment of much-needed resources to stem the threat to regional peace and security.Reading the press statement on behalf of the group in Monrovia Wednesday, September 10, the chairman of the group, Mr. Oscar Bloh said more than 2,100 people are believed to have died from the current epidemic in the country, with hundreds more deaths in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone.Mr. Bloh noted that many health workers are striking or have abandoned their clinics; relief workers are ill-equipped to contain the virus, and communities lack basic preventative measures like clean water and soap.“Our hospitals are over-run and under-staffed, fear and panic is sparking violence. Our borders are shut and ships are avoiding our ports. We are running out of food, supplies, everything,” he said.He continued: “This is the worst ever outbreak of one of the world’s deadliest disease and we cannot tackle this. We urgently need far more help to halt the Ebola epidemic before it spreads further.”After months of inaction, he said, a number of donor pledges have finally been made, but they fear that it will take too long for government promises to translate to hands-on help.Moreover, Mr. Bloh indicated that Medicines San Frontiers, also known as Doctors without Borders, is on the frontline of Liberia’s battle with Ebola, but limits on resources mean that its operations are stretched, with only five case management centers and around 400 beds across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.According to him, the United Nations, African Union and all donor countries must provide immediate support to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal while working in a coordinated manner to support medical charities on the ground.“Donors should provide substantial resources to ensure that infected people are identified, isolated from the rest of the population to curtail the spread of the virus, and given the best quality treatment to help them recover from the virus,” he emphasized.The United Nations Mission in Liberia should increase police presence alongside the Liberian police to ensure that national security forces implement measures in a responsible manner, which acknowledges and respects Human Rights and humanitarian concerns, he appealed.“This is crucial to avoid a repeat of the unfortunate death of a teenager who sustained gunshots wounds in recent riots in Monrovia’s West Point community.”Finally, support should be provided to Liberian civil society initiatives to scale up community education, sensitization and support efforts. This will enhance the capacity of Liberian civil society organizations to contribute meaningfully to slowing down and reversing the spread of the virus. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Trinidad-based Caribbean Airlines Limited (CAL) has compensated passengers on a direct flight from New York to Guyana, who endured more than 10 hours delay on Monday.Passengers had complained about the treatment from the airline, including the fact that they were stuck abroad the aircraft for five hours at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York and then another two hours at the Piarco Airport in Trinidad.Flight BW527 was scheduled to depart New York at 12:25h on Monday, but owing to the inclement weather, left until 04:26h. Added to this, instead of heading straight to Guyana, the plane diverted to Trinidad to change flight crew. This resulted in the flight landing in Guyana until 16:12h, some 12 hours after the plane left the US.However, CAL has issued an apology to the hundreds of passengers on board that flight and has issued them with a travel voucher as compensation for the delays.In an email sent to one of the affected passengers on Monday, the Customer Relations Department of CAL’s Head Office said, “Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience experienced.”According to the airline, the safety of its customers and crew is the main priority of CAL. The airline said it made every effort to ensure this, along with courteous and professional service.“We do regret that on this occasion, unforeseen circumstances caused you to arrive at your destination later than expected. To demonstrate our commitment to service excellence and as a gesture of goodwill for the inconvenience, Caribbean Airlines will provide you with a Transportation Voucher for the value of the New York to Georgetown sector of your ticket excluding taxes. Caribbean Airlines Transportation Vouchers are used for future travel and are valid for one year from the date of issue,” the correspondence from the airline to a first-class passenger stated.Guyana Times understands that Private Sector Commission Chairman Desmond Sears was a passenger on that flight and he confirmed, when contacted, that he too received a compensatory transportation voucher.Sears told this newspaper that he was pleased with the effort of the airline to “give passengers some sort of compensation”. But looking back, the PSC Chairman felt that more could have been done by the airline to comfort and appease passengers during the incident.“There wasn’t anything anyone could’ve done in New York, because we were snowed in and had to wait that out, but when we were diverted to Trinidad, the pilot did his best to provide whatever information he could have… I feel maybe an agent for the airline could’ve come (while we were waiting in the plane for two hours) and explain properly what was going on, because some passengers were angry and stuff … they thought we were gonna get a meal when we get to Trinidad, because we had boarded, since midnight but that didn’t happen,” he asserted.Nevertheless, Sears did acknowledge that the airline did make an effort to facilitate easy boarding at the Piarco Airport, whereby they were allowed to go straight to the departure lounge instead of going through the immigration tedious processes.
The U.S. Embassy on Sunday confirmed that the crash killed U.S. citizen Jesus Morales Robles, 66, of Los Angeles. Among the surviving passengers was Juan Antonio Quezada de la Cruz, who lives in Riverside and was traveling with seven family members to attend his father’s funeral in Guadalajara. A sister and a 1-year-old nephew died in the crash, he said. Quezada de la Cruz said several of his family members traveled from Phoenix to Tijuana, where they took a flight bound for Guadalajara. The Nayarit prosecutor’s office reported 17 dead: 13 men, three women and a 1-year-old child. The bus driver was among the injured. Mexican authorities said four of the injured, including Quezada de la Cruz, were from Los Angeles and Riverside, but did not give hometowns for the dead. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Olga R. Rodriguez THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY – A Los Angeles man and members of a family traveling to Mexico from the U.S. for a funeral were among at least 17 passengers who died in a bus crash in Mexico over the weekend. The bus was carrying 35 passengers from the resort city of Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara when it went off a mountain road Saturday, bus company and government officials said.
Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Manchester City’s Ivory Coast international Yaya Toure, 31, says no amount of money will make him stay at a club if he is not wanted and says he will always go where he is offered new challenges. (FootMercato)Hugo Lloris will consider his future at the end of the season if and more likely when Tottenham Hotspur do not qualify for the Champions League. (The Guardian)Manchester United have been handed a huge boost with Real Madrid reportedly set to turn their attentions to Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic. (Daily Express)The Red Devils also believe they are still in pole position to sign £25m Dutch sensation Memphis Depay. (Daily Star)Manchester City will have to spend in excess of £20m to land Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez. (Manchester Evening News)Tottenham will try to offload as many as nine players this summer, including Emmanuel Adebayor, Roberto Soldado and Younes Kaboul. (Evening Standard)Manchester City are interested in former Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez. (Daily Star)Scott Sinclair has confirmed he wants to sign permanently for Aston Villa at the end of the season. The winger is on loan from Manchester City but can be bought for £2.5million in the summer. (Daily Mail)Martin Skrtel looks set to be the second influential Liverpool star to commit his future to the Reds this summer. (Liverpool Echo)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Exclusive – Jordan Henderson agrees new long-term Liverpool dealMan United boss Louis Van Gaal could persuade Dutch ace to reject Liverpool move, talkSPORT toldExclusive – Man United target Memphis Depay could be the new Cristiano Ronaldo, says Dutch legendExclusive – Ron Vlaar’s Aston Villa future rests on Premier League survival, insists Tim SherwoodExclusive – Jack Grealish needs to concentrate on Aston Villa, claims Tim SherwoodExclusive – Former Aston Villa star says FA Cup hero could choose England over IrelandExclusive – Jack Grealish faces tough decision about England future, claims fatherExclusive – England Under-21 star Patrick Bamford refuses to rule out playing for Ireland at senior levelBarcelona president admits interest in Man United and Chelsea targetMan City in three-way battle for Porto starBoca Juniors desperate to sign former Man City star Carlos TevezReports – Juventus edge ahead of Arsenal and Man United in race for Serie A starLiverpool and Tottenham target reveals he has no plans leave Inter Milan
Adrien Rabiot in action for France Under-21s 1 Paris Saint-Germain are determined to keep hold of Arsenal and Tottenham target Adrien Rabiot, despite the revelation from the midfielder’s mother that he wants to leave this summer.The 20-year-old is considered one for the future by PSG but Rabiot himself is desperate for more first-team game time.He has struggled to establish himself in the club’s star-studded midfield and has started just 22 Ligue 1 games in the past two seasons.Despite that, he signed a contract until 2019 which appeared to signal his desire to stay. However, his mother Veronique has since revealed her son wants a move away – and has his heart set on the Premier League.Rabiot reckons an impressive season could book him a place in France’s squad for Euro 2016 on their home turf – but a campaign spent on the PSG peripherals will not.But reports in France have now claimed that PSG do not want to sell him this summer and will resist offers, with north London rivals Arsenal and Spurs both in the race.
1 Jerome Binnom-Williams Crystal Palace left-back Jerome Binnom-Williams has joined Burton Albion on loan for the season.The 20-year-old helped Southend win promotion to League One during a similar spell last season, during which he made 22 appearances.And Palace have decided to lend him out once more with Burton, who were also promoted from League Two, keen to bring him in.Although mainly a full-back, Binnom-Williams can also play at centre-half which will provide manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink another option in defence.
Gaynor – arrested.A man wanted in the United Kingdom in connection with an alleged sex attack has been arrested in Co Donegal.David Thomas Gaynor (51) was remanded in custody by the High Court arrested on Thursday on foot of a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued by the British authorities. Gaynor’s extradition is being sought on charges of sexual assault by penetration, sexual assault and assault causing harm to a woman.The alleged incident is said to have occurred at a house in Swindon, Wiltshire in England during the night and early hours of the morning of 20 and 21 December 2013.If convicted of the charges Northern Ireland born Gaynor, with an address at Cashel Avenue, Crumlin, Dublin, could receive a life sentence.Today the High Court heard Gaynor was arrested by gardaí at an address at Letterkenny, around 8am this morning on foot of a EAW that had previously been endorsed by the High Court in Dublin.He was then taken to the Four Courts in Dublin.He appeared before Justice Colm Mac Eochaidh who, after informinfg Gaynor of his rights, remanded the accused in custody until next Tuesday’s sitting of the extradition list at the Criminal Courts of Justice.Gaynor, who was legally represented, did not speak during the brief hearing, save to acknowledge his identity.It is expected that an application for bail will be made on Gaynor’s behalf when the matter will return before the court.SEX ATTACK SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CO DONEGAL was last modified: October 1st, 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)
GARDAI probing the murder of Derry father of two Andrew Allen have arrested a man.The killers of Mr Allen remain at large after the shooting which was carried out in Buncrana, in February 2012.However, detectives say they remain committed to solving the crime, which was claimed by the dissident republican group, Republican Action Against Drugs, which later amalgamated with the Real IRA. In a statement, Gardai confirmed: “A man his 30s was arrested in Co Donegal this afternoon and is detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act at Buncrana Garda Station.”The inquest into the brutal killing was recently opened in Letterkenny, where the coroner condemned the murder but said that, due to an ongoing police investigation no cause of death could yet be recorded and the inquest was adjourned.In February, gardaí renewed their appeal for information in relation to the fatal shooting.A number of arrests have been made by Garda detectives probing the murder in the Links View Park area on the night of February 9. 2012. Cross border co-operation continues between Gardai and the PSNI’s Terrorist Investigation Unit.Anyone with information is asked to contact the incident room in Buncrana at 074-922 0504, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.GARDAI ARREST MAN IN INISHOWEN OVER BUNCRANA MURDER was last modified: May 19th, 2015 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)