Pezzella: “I had the crap of waking up without knowing if I could breathe”

first_imgContagion: “I had that shit, to put it in some way, of thinking: ‘Will I wake up tomorrow without being able to breathe, will I be complicated or not?’. You never know what can happen. I tried to take it easy so as not to convey fear to people who But internally one when one is in bed or looking at the ceiling and begins to think or read news, says: ‘uh, and I’m with this virus, let’s see where it affects, which way it takes you …’ And you also have the fear that being an athlete you have some sequel in your lungs … I don’t know: a lot of questions that one asks oneself. “ First days of quarantine: “We went twice in a row to Udine, which at that time was marked as one of the risk areas. It was two weekends in a row: the first we returned without playing, the second we played, and a teammate started with a little fever. The next day after playing they tell us not to go training anymore and I got a little fever in the afternoon, I was a little weak The next day the same thing And well, I wrote to the doctor He recommended a paracetamol and after that I was fine. But as soon as I woke up the doctor called me and said “Look, one of your colleagues tested positive for the virus, so we are going to the hospital to test you.” We went with another player who was in the same and the next day they told me it was positive. And from there I started this famous 15-day quarantine in which if someone is with you in your house you have to be locked in your room, you cannot have contact of any kind. I was alone, I was locked up but using all gives the house. “Without the family: “It is not easy: I have been locked up in my house in Fiorencia for practically a month. I have complied with the mandatory quarantine of not being in contact with anyone. Today the only thing you can do is go to the supermarket, but thank God we are lucky that They can send us the food home, so I also avoid going because they are huge lines of people, you wait out in the open. “Cured: “Fortunately, everything is gone now, and obviously, once the positive response came, I was very happy. Me and the other two affected players, Vlahovic and Cutrone, have had different symptoms. Where did we get the virus from? No There are many alternatives. Looking back, the only way to get infected is at the club. “ The Argentine defender of the Fiorentina and former soccer player of Betis, Germán Pezzella, You have had a hard time having to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus. Once the virus was overcome, he has granted an interview to the Olé newspaper since Italy where has your experience with the COVID-19.last_img read more

More mess in Germany: a whole second team, quarantined

first_imgThe Bundesliga continues to walk on the wire. As the Reuters agency advanced during the morning of Tuesday, The government around Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided that it can be played again from May 15, despite the numerous positive cases that continue to exist in the German First and Second Divisions. The last one to set off alarms was the modest Erzgebirge Aue of the Bundesliga2, who decreed to quarantine his entire squad due to a positive case in his ranks. The statement issued by the violets dictates the following: “The entire Erzgebirge Aue workforce, including its coaching staff and staff, was subjected to preventive domestic quarantine. The reason for the decision is a positive case in the staff of violets that emerged after the second round of tests. With the decision to subject the staff to domestic quarantine, the Erzgebirge Aue increases its precautionary measures, which are always in accordance with the team’s medical department“It remains to be seen how this positive will affect, which adds to a total of ten more in the first and second divisions of the Bundesliga, to Merkel’s final decision. As for the Erzgebirge Aue, the quarantine will not last beyond May 7. It will be then when the club repeats the tests in order to be able to continue training and preparation for the resumption of the Bundesliga. This is provided for in the health plan prepared by the German league federation DFL.last_img read more

Lord Equus to rebound

first_img IDEAL TRIP (7) PROLIFIC PRINCESS (8) ITALIANO/MIND SET (9) LORD EQUUS/CLASSY AVIATOR (10) LOTTERY TICKET/ HONEY DARLIN (11) NUCLEAR AFFAIR (12) SMOKEY TOPAZ/ MERITONE Walker, Graham, and O’Shaun Connection should team up once again to win the eighth race over 1500 metres (claiming $450,000-$400,000) with down, in-class ITALIANO. Having beaten better in his first two races of the season in January, the seven-year-old grey gelding should defy topweight of 57.0kg over what is an ideal trip for him but should still be wary of the Wayne DaCosta-trained MIND SET and the recent winner STAR NEW VISTA. LORD EQUUS, who finished a good fifth to FUTURE KING in the recent Post to Post 2000 Guineas, should take a lot of beating in the ninth race over 1200 metres, this for non-winners of two three-year-olds. Trained by 14-time champion PhilipFeanny, LORD EQUUS notched his last win over this trip in the fairly good time of 1:13.4, and based on his good fourth to CHASE THE GREAT in the March 19 Prince Consort Stakes (Guineas trial), will prove hard to beat with only 51.5kg and Oneil Mullings aboard. CLASSY AVIATOR (Wesley Henry up) and the Wayne DaCosta-trained LITTLE BIG HORN (Walker up) are twin dangers in a field of 11. Race number 10 for the Ricochet Cup over the round-five course for maiden three-year-old fillies should resolve itself into a straight fight between the Feanny-trained HONEY DARLN (Mullings up), who went down fighting against SUPER COP last Saturday, and the DaCosta-trained LOTTERY TICKET (Walker up), who showed promise on her recent debut. It should to be close, but for me, it’s LOTTERY TICKET. The 11th race, the Caribbean Choice Jamaica Oaks for native-bred three-year-old fillies over 2,000 metres, looks a mere formality for the impressive 1000 Guineas winner NUCLEAR AFFAIR, to be ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for trainer Gary Subratie and owner Michros. This exceptional hree-year-old filly is unbeaten in three starts this season, and having looked razor sharp at exercise, should lead home Guineas runner-up A THOUSAND STARS in a field of 10. Then, close all bets with the speedy SMOKEY TOPAZ under top apprentice Linton Steadman in the last race over 1,200 metres, where MERITONE and BLUE DIXIE are main rivals in a field of 11 overnight allowance horses. TOMORROW’s Jamaica Oaks 12-race programme at Caymanas Park offers a host of carry-overs, including $4.2 million in the Pick-9 from Race Four to 12 and $1.1 million in the late Super-6 from Race Seven to 12. There is also a place pot carry-over of $281,000 as well as $95,097 hi-five carry-over from Sunday to tomorrow’s fifth race and a superfecta carry-over of $146,000 from Sunday’s eighth race to the first race tomorrow. We look at the second Super-6 commencing in Race Seven, a four-year-old and up restricted allowance (non-winners of two) for fillies and mares to be contested by 10 starters over 1,200 metres. VALLEY OF QUEENS, KIMBERLY GOLD, SWEET DIMENSION, and the sparingly raced filly PROLIFIC PRINCESS are expected to figure prominently. Victory should go to the Neive Graham-trained PROLIFIC PRINCESS despite racing for the first time since August of last year. Back then, she was a runaway winner over this trip in the fairly good time of 1:14.3, and with connections, including popular owner O’Shaun Connection doing very well with their string of horses this season, PROLIFIC PRINCESS should return with a bang under title-chasing jockey Omar Walker. She has most to fear from KIMBERLY GOLD, who hails from the in-form stables of Steven Todd. LATE SUPER-6 FANCIESlast_img read more

Spot Valley move closer to Inter Zone with easy win

first_imgWestern Bureau:Courtney Chisholm capped a brilliant display for his side with an audacious solo goal in the 90th minute to lift Spot Valley High to a 2-0 win over Muschett High in their ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup Zone C game yesterday.Chisholm’s strike, his fifth goal of the campaign, followed a 54th minute tap-in from substitute Andre Gardner, as the Gregory Palmer-coached Spot Valley moved to 11 points.”We are still eyeing qualification to the next round. It is proving a little bit difficult given what the team has been through recently with points deducted, but we are back with a victory that sets us up moving into our next game,” Palmer told The Gleaner.FEWSPARKSBut in a game that should have provided plenty of sparks, there was little of that except for the two goals and a few missed chances mainly for Spot Valley, as Chisholm, Reno Edmunson and Gardner came close with long range efforts.The zone is still being led by Cedric Titus High (19 points), following their drawn fixture against Herbert Morrison Technical.Meanwhile, a battle royal looms in Zone D with Godfrey Stewart High and Little London High, both locked on 19 points, hoping to steal top honours. And it was made no easier yesterday as both schools won their matches.Godfrey Stewart edged Manning’s 2-1, while Little London, easily the competition’s most improved team, tagged Maud McLeod 2-0. Third place Petersfield hammered Grange Hill 5-0.Zone A runaway leaders Cornwall College, having already sealed an Inter-Zone spot, were in a no-nonsense mood, hitting the fading Green Pond 5-0.Yesterday’s resultsGodfrey Stewart 2 Mannings 1Pretersfield 5 Grange Hill 0Little London 2 Maud McLeod 0Newell 0 Maggoty 0Steer Town 0 Browns Town 3A. Gallimore 1 Marcus Garvey 2Cornwall 5 Green Pond 0last_img read more

Questions of Govt policy-making keep piling up

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) wishes to respond to a letter by Mr Robin Singh published on Friday, August 31, 2018 under the title “Questions for government policy making keep piling up.”The letter writer insinuates that the position of the GRA and that of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the granting of concessions for remigrants is the “source of much confusion.” He made reference to the recent views expressed in the press by the Honourable Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Commissioner-General of the GRA.The Authority wishes to state categorically that the views of the two Agencies are in no way at odds. The Agencies are tasked with differing roles and responsibilities. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ensures that the remigrant meets the criteria set out in the said scheme for being a remigrant; while the Ministry of Finance, through the GRA, is responsible for administering the tax concessions. Administering allows the GRA to withhold, suspend, or cancel the concessions when the remigrant is in breach of the conditions of the scheme.In the case of motor vehicles, the exemption of duties on motor vehicles is granted on conditions pursuant to Sections 23 and 36 of the Customs Act, Chapter 82:01. These clearly state that the remigrant must:* Maintain legal residence in Guyana in accordance with Section 2 of the Income Tax Act, Chapter 81:01, for five (5) years from the date of registration of the vehicle* Report to the GRA in person every six (6) months with the motor vehicle certification of road worthiness/fitness, insurance and registration of inspection* Reside in the country for at least 183 days of each year until the five-year period has expired* Use the vehicle as a primary mode of transportation, and ensure that it remains in his/her possession within the five (5) years without being leased, transferred or sold.The Commissioner-General’s remarks on the breaches are factual. There have been blatant breaches in the remigrant conditions specified. The statement that “one in every three” of the concessions is breached can be borne out by the figures and visits to remigrant residences, where the “high end” vehicles cannot be found and the remigrant cannot be located. Investigations have revealed that funds are provided to prospective remigrants, who buy the said high-end vehicles and transfer possession by means of powers of attorney, then return overseas during the stipulated period that they are required to remain in Guyana. Some of these high-end vehicles include Rolls Royces, Hummers, Range Rovers, and Ferraris.To curb this practice, the GRA has been requesting the source of funds for these applicants. These acts constitute serious offences that warrant the Commissioner-General, under Section 36 of the Customs Act, to impose penalties, inclusive of forfeiture or fines in lieu of forfeiture. In December 31, 2017 alone, over $50 million in fines, penalties and duties were recouped from these individuals.Lastly, the Commissioner-General’s views on tax credits versus exemptions are well known. These views are in keeping with international norms and those of the Tax Reform Committee of which he was a member.Sincerely,Godfrey StatiaCommissioner-Generallast_img read more

Oscars Kings still undefeated in Rec. League action

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Team Oscars Kings is still undefeated two third of the way through the second half of the Fort St. John Men’s Recreation Hockey League season.The Oscars Kings have gone 8-0-2 since the second half of the season started up on January 2nd. The team has however had their winning streak snapped, tying Big Horn 3-3 on January 22nd, and Jiffy Lube 8-8 on the 18th. MRC Global and the HFRN Puckhunters are in 2nd and 3rd place respectively, both with 6-4-0 records to round out the top three teams on the A Side.In B Side action, the Fraction Falcons are also undefeated, going 9-0-1 since the Christmas Break. The Falcons had their winning streak snapped by Viper on January 23rd in a 7-7 draw.- Advertisement -The second half of the season is going until February 16th, at which point playoffs will start.last_img read more

A vote that counts

first_imgTODAY is election day in Los Angeles. While there are few candidates on the ballots, the votes cast today could have long-standing repercussions on the future of this region. And no race is more important locally than the race for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s open San Fernando Valley seat. This tight race pits challenger Tamar Galatzan against the incumbent Jon Lauritzen, a key protector of the status quo who has been nothing but an obstruction to education reform. Galatzan, top vote-getter in the primary, is backed by the mayor’s reform campaign, and if she is elected along with another South Bay reformer it will transform the school board into a body with a majority of reform-minded members. That would be a remarkable change, and all it takes is a little effort for the city’s registered voters. Anyone who cares about the state of public education owes it to the city’s children to get to the ballots today and vote for Tamar Galatzan. Do it for the kids. 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

More campus patrols after two LSU deaths

first_imgBATON ROUGE, La. – Police stepped up patrols at Louisiana State University as they investigate the killings of two doctoral students from India, while the campus remained open Saturday for the last day of exams. Unlike other schools where shots were fired after the massacre at Virginia Tech, officials opted not to shut down LSU. Investigators believe the killings were part of an isolated home invasion, Chancellor Sean O’Keefe said Friday. Chandrasekhar Reddy Komma, 31, a biochemistry student from Kurnool, and Kiran Kumar Allam, 33, a chemistry student from Hyderabad were found late Thursday after being shot in the head inside an apartment complex for married and graduate students. One was tied up with a computer cable. Allam’s pregnant wife called 911 after finding the men dead, said Srinivasa Pothakamuri, a friend of Komma. Komma, a biochemistry student, had been visiting Allam, who was in the chemistry program. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe killings were the first on campus in more than a decade. Nothing appeared to be stolen from the apartment, leaving police unclear about a motive, O’Keefe said. Zewe said police were searching for three men seen leaving the area. LSU officials sent a campus-wide alert out after midnight Friday, more than an hour and a half after the shootings. Officials sent out e-mail and voicemail messages and posted a message on the university’s Web site. But the text message alert did not reach all its recipients.last_img read more


first_imgFour Masters Fundraiser Creating WavesThe Senior and Senior Reserves Four Masters GAA football teams have announced a fundraising event to take place on July 12th when they will be boarding the Donegal Bay Waterbus, however, it is the first prize which is causing waves.As Four Masters continue their Championship bid the management of both Reserves and Senior’s have organised a fundraising event to raise badly needed funds for the campaign. First prize on the ‘Super Raffle’, which will take place on the Waterbus 12th July, is a one hour training session with four County players. Karl Lacey, Paul Durcan, Barry Dunnion and Luke Keaney, have all committed to giving any boy or girl up to age 16 and their team a one hour training session. With the huge numbers attending underage training the excitement is mounting. Rory O’Donnell, Senior Management Team, who has been instrumental in organising the event, commented, “the fundraising event is to support and assist our teams and support on-going player development. The first prize has certainly created a bit of a stir, all Underage teams are very excited about the prospect of the four lads coming along and training them. The fact that the four lads have offered to do this reflects the extremely positive role they play. All our players have come up through the Underage structures and they still contribute in any way they can. Paul Durcan and Karl Lacey have also both contributed signed jerseys from last year, so the prizes are unbelievable. It’ll be a great night out and everyone is very welcome”. The Management and players from both teams will be boarding the Donegal Bay Waterbus on Friday 12th July, to join them for a great night out and have a chance to win some amazing prizes, contact Mickey Martin, 087 619 8905, Rory O’Donnell, 087 887 2283 or Emlyn Hughes, 087 9506 113. This will be a sell out so please get your tickets soon!  GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CREATE WAVES WITH COMPETITION TO WIN TRAINING SESSION WITH COUNTY STARS was last modified: June 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CREATE WAVES WITH COMPETITION TO WIN TRAINING SESSION WITH COUNTY STARSlast_img read more

US army general with Donegal roots made honorary British knight

first_imgA RETIRED US Army general with Donegal roots has been made an honorary British knight.Martin Dempsey was made an honorary knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his “commitment to UK-US defence cooperation”.Dempsey’s grandfather, John Óg Devenney, originally came from Ranafast. In 1926, Óg Devenney left his home in Donegal and boarded a ship in Derry bound for New York City.Taking after his grandfather, General Dempsey learned to speak Irish while spending summers back in Donegal as a youngster.Dempsey, who was in the US army for 41 years, is a household name in the United States and has never shied away from celebrating his Irish heritage.Until his retirement in September 2015, he was the highest-ranking military officer in the entire United States. Speaking at Dempsey’s retirement ceremony last year, President Obama lauded his outgoing general, saying: “Sound advice, with a little Irish charm, runs in the Dempsey family.”At his retirement ceremony last year – at which President Obama spoke in his honour – Dempsey took the microphone and sang a haunting rendition of the traditional Irish song, The Parting Glass.As he is not a British citizen, Dempsey will not be able to use Sir as a prefix to his name, but will be able to use the letters KBE after his name.US army general with Donegal roots made honorary British knight was last modified: October 18th, 2016 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