The City is, perhaps, before its last great opportunity in time to conquer the Champions League, the black hole that has swallowed it in these years of wine and roses. Only once did he reach the semifinals, in 2016, and Madrid dispatched him. In the last two editions he fell in quarters. Now, in addition, it does not have the mockery of the Premier, because it is 22 points from Liverpool.Madrid arrives at the gala, after recovering Sterling, falls in the last two games, and the author of 20 goals in the course, only one less than the pichichi Agüero. The two more De Bruyne, eight goals and 19 assists, form the magic triangle of the team, with Rodri as the axis of rotation and Fernandinho happily recycled as central.Mendy and ValverdeMore posts dance in a Madrid to which he returns Mendy, saved his threat of suspension for the Classic. He has played all the important games of the course ahead of Marcelo and with a statistical justification: With him, the team fits half of goals. Actually, Zidane waves the team during the course to arrive with his praetorian guard to the truth meetings. That is why Valverde is expected today, headline in the Classic, in the two duels against Atlético, in the Super Cup against Valencia and in all the large commitments from October, when he acquired rank, except for the one in Madrid He played against Sevilla at the Bernabéu. I was sanctioned. So, fallen Hazard, there are three free places, two midfielders and an attacker, with Modric, Kroos and Isco for the first vacancy, and Bale and Vinicius for the second. The Brazilian has only started ten times but is again the bubbly end of last season. Bale, however, is missing. He has scored three goals in Madrid in the last eleven months, but Zidane is still waiting for him to come back, more clinging to his resume than his figure.The City, what finished leader in a simple group (Shakhtar, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta), he plays under the Guardiola mold, but without Messi’s nuclear button (the only time he lost in the Bernabéu in eight visits, with Bayern, it was the only time he came without the Argentine). He is five points ahead of Madrid in possession, but shoots five times less per game. In return, he has managed to get less than anyone in the competition. That was Madrid until two weeks ago, a team that protected itself with the lack of another’s goal of the own famine (in Champions they have not yet scored Jovic, Hazard, Bale, Lucas, Isco, James …). The Real broke that high confidence, which requires an express recomposition, because the Champions does not include the right of rectification. First was the money and then the model. Twelve years ago Mansour bin Zayed, fifth son of Emir Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyad, first Emirati president, He bought Manchester City from former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The Sheikh, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the Arab Emirates, President of the Horse Racing Authority of the country, husband of two sheikhs, owner of the largest yacht on the planet and personal friend of Barak Obama, He paid 360 million for 90% of the entity’s shares. That disbursement, which changed the life of a club that until then had only won two leagues, four cups and a Recopa, was the appetizer.Since then Mansour bin Zayed has spent 1,687 million in signings, at the rate of 153 a year, and has been replanting, in its own way, the winning formula of Barça. Thus, Ferran Soriano, ex-president culé with Laporta, arrived; Txiki Begiristain, former sports director, and finally, Pep Guardiola, with which he has won the last two leagues. An unthinkable growth for a club that only 22 years ago was in the third division. But at the same time an artificial growth, fueled by money outside the industry against which the industry was vaccinated (the fair play financial statement) to prevent cases such as Malaga, victim of a sheikh back and forth.To the tie (follow the game live on As.com) arrives with a terrible penalty in tow (two years outside Europe) for inflating sponsorship revenue in the 2012-2016 period and for obstructing UEFA’s investigation. The Etihad Emihad airline pays for appearing on its shirt 80 million a year, above what Madrid (70) or Barça (55) perceive, clubs with infinitely superior marketing. Uli Hoeness, then president of Bayern, said two years ago: “If Guardiola wants a 100 million player, the sheikh raises the gas and has it. “But behind that dark club architecture is a successful coach and a great team, very luxurious, valued at 1,290 million euros, more than any other in the world. For the eleven who played at home against Leicester on Saturday he paid 546 million in transfers. The Madrid lineup, which is not precisely a model of savings, given the I raised It was 237 cheaper.
Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Wizards cut the Clippers lead to 95-86 after three quarters and took a 115-113 lead on Wall’s layup with 2:33 to play.Tobias Harris scored a season-high 29 points, Montrezl Harrell had 20, and Lou Williams and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each added 17 for the Clippers, who had won five straight. Williams was ejected with 34.5 seconds to play.“You have a team, you can see they’re wounded, and I really thought we had a chance to be up 30 at halftime,” Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers said. “And you can just see it we kind of got the lead, kind of turned down the energy.”TIP-INSClippers: C Luc Mbah a Moute missed his 12th straight game with a sore left knee. … Rivers said it wasn’t a problem to face his son, Austin, who was traded from Los Angeles to Washington in the offseason. “We should have that one down tonight,” Rivers said. “If we mess that one up, I’m going to go off on the whole team.” The Clippers held Austin Rivers to two points. … G Tyrone Wallace left the court after a violent collision with Beal late in the third quarter. Wallace held a towel over his left eye as he departed, but Rivers said he had tested negatively for a concussion.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Wizards: C Dwight Howard was out with a glute injury. Howard missed the season’s first seven games with the injury. Thomas Bryant received his first NBA start and scored seven points in 19 minutes. … F Kelly Oubre, Jr. started in place of Markieff Morris. It was the first time Morris came off the bench since Feb. 28, 2016. Oubre committed five fouls in 12 minutes.WILLIAMS TOSSEDWilliams, who Rivers said was subpar because of illness was ejected after being assessed a technical foul. Generally, two technical warrant ejection.“I felt like we were playing through a lot of contact and I didn’t think that Washington was playing through a lot of contact, and I wanted a real answer why that was,” Williams said.TOUGH WALLBrooks defended Wall from talk that he was soft and slow.“John, he’s been taking hits,” Brooks said. “You hear all the reports, he’s heavy. He has seven percent body fat.He hasn’t played well. None of us have.”Brooks said that Wall suffered a bruised thigh in the season’s second game, and played through it for several games. “He didn’t say one word, and I wasn’t going to say it,” Brooks said.Wall had little to say about the tenor of the team after the game.“It’s cool,” he said. “It’s a good start.” View comments Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) gestures after he made a three-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON — There has been a lot of negativity around the struggling Washington Wizards in recent days. When they fell behind the Los Angeles Clippers by 24 points midway in the second quarter, the Wizards didn’t fall apart again. Instead, they rallied for their biggest win of the season.John Wall scored 30 points, Bradley Beal had 27 and Jeff Green added 20 as Washington wore down the Clippers 125-118 on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT UP NEXTClippers: Host Memphis on Friday.Wizards: Visit Toronto on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tennis star Venus Williams settles fatal crash lawsuit Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Amid a 5-11 start, there were reports the team would listen to trade offers for All-Star guards Wall and Beal, and talk of a nasty practice last week with Wall yelling at coach Scott Brooks and being fined for disrespectful behavior.“It happened. We talked about it, we moved on,” Brooks said. “I’m not here to throw anything in anybody’s face.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWall, Beal and Green each scored 10 in the fourth quarter as Washington outscored Los Angeles 39-23 to pull out the win.“We’ve still got a lot of stuff to fix,” Beal said. “I’m still not happy. I know everybody’s not happy with where we are.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 3-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida retires from wrestling Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Left an empty stadium with full hearts tonight. Maraming Salamat Dubai! 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/vAhEFTPaMv— The Philippine Azkals (@TheAzkalsPH) January 7, 2019Their night may have ended with a loss, but the Philippine Azkals made sure to leave Dubai with a gesture of appreciation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAfter their 1-0 loss to South Korea last Monday, the men’s football national team left Al Nasr Club’s Maktoum Stadium with a clean locker room and a thank you note.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:35U.S. urges Japan, South Korea to share intel00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The photo was posted by the Azkals’ official Twitter accounts.“Left an empty stadium with full hearts tonight. Maraming salamat Dubai!”The Azkals bowed to South Korea in the Asian Cup debut, but still left a mark with a quality performance against an Asian powerhouse.They will face China on Friday as the group stages continue.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Thank you Dubai. From team Philippines,” the note written on a whiteboard read.
He was one of Liberia’s most celebrated Chief Justices. But that was not the only place that he made his mark. Louis Arthur Grimes (1883-1948) also served in the administration of President C.D.B. King as Attorney General, like his father before him, Counselor Henry W. Grimes, who was Attorney General during the administration of President Joseph J. Cheeseman.The Grimeses were close to the Cheesemans. As a young attorney for Montserrado Louis Arthur was also City Solicitor for Monrovia. He paid frequent visits to Grand Bassa County to plead cases. At the time, the home of President Cheeseman in Edina was a “must see” for anyone visiting Grand Bassa. And because he knew his father’s former boss, President Cheeseman, Mr. Grimes regularly visited the Cheesemans.It was there, believe it or not, that he found the young lady who would become his lifelong companion and mother of his children, three of whom became eminent citizens of Liberia.Young Victoria Cheeseman, who hailed from Jondu, Garwula Chiefdom, Grand Cape Mount County, was a member of the Kiazolu Clan of her father, Ambollai Fahnbulleh. According to the Historical Dictionary of Liberia, Mrs. Grimes, who was born in Jondu in February 1869, spent the first years in that town. She was later adopted by President Cheeseman and his wife Mary Ann Crusoe Cheeseman during their visit to Cape Mount in 1895. They named her Victoria Elizabeth Cheeseman. She lived in the Executive Mansion until the President died a year later, on November 12, 1896. She was then sent to the Brierly Memorial Episcopal School in Cape Palmas.It was in the Cheeseman home in Edina that she met and befriended Louis Arthur Grimes. They later married and the couple was blessed with five children. The eldest surviving son, Henry, became an electronics engineer and worked for many years with the Liberia Telecommunications, and later with the Voice of America. Another son was J. Rudolph Grimes, who became Secretary of State during the Tubman administration. The Grimes’ daughter, Dr. Mary Antoinette Brown Sherman, became the first African woman to head a university, the University of Liberia.Louis Arthur Grimes was best known for three main accomplishments. The first was as Attorney General, and his Opinions in that position are still referred to in cases and in the Law School.The second was his representation of President Edwin Barclay and Liberia in the League of Nations negotiations, when Liberia was threatened with being mandated (colonized) by some major powersEuropean powers. This was because of the Fernando Po Crisis of 1929-1930, when the King and Yancy administration were found guilty of forced labor. It was the legal, political and diplomatic brilliance of President Barclay and his Secretary of State, Louis Arthur Grimes, that saved Liberia from being taken over by a European power.That historic feat is regarded as the greatest accomplishment in Mr. Edwin Barclay’s legacy as President.Mr. Grimes’ third distinction was his tenure as Chief Justice, from 1934 to 1948. His was one of the most highly respected courts in the nation’s history. One of the landmark cases he decided was that involving P.G. Wolo, a leading official during Edwin Barclay’s administration, who was trying to divorce his beautiful, elegant, highly respected but illiterate wife, Juah Weeks. Mr. Wolo took what he considered the shortcut to the divorce, by having the House of Representatives grant him the divorce. Juah Wolo wisely appealed to the Supreme Court of Liberia. In one of the landmark cases in Liberian jurisprudence, Chief Justice Grimes, in his opinion in that case, ruled that the House of Representatives had absolutely no jurisdiction in the case because divorce is a judicial, not a legislative function. President Barclay got angry with the Chief Justice, who was his cousin, but there was absolutely nothing the President could do about it!Today in History & Us, we publish Mr. Grimes’ Address at the Opening of the April Term of the Supreme Court, delivered in 1934: Credit for this is due to Counselor Henry Reed Cooper, himself a former Chief Justice, who generously shared this historic Address with the Daily Observer.The law school of the University of Liberia is named for Louis Arthur Grimes.”We have met on the morrow of Easter Day, and within the octave of Good Friday. This is the season of the year when, more so that at any other, the spirit of self-sacrifice seems to pervade the air, and we are forcibly reminded of Him Who setting us the example of service gave utterance to the expression: “I am among you as He that serveth.”The Supreme Court of Liberia is at the head of one the three co-ordinate branches of this Government. Some persons may be tempted to look upon a call to serve as one of the members of this Court as an elevation to a position of great honor and dignity, perhaps such a one would be right. Another ne may be carried away by the power inherent in the office, and that would be commendable providing such person is determine to use that power for good to the nest of his ability. But may not the coincidence of the Court’s having has to meet during Easter-tide suggest that the most correct way of regarding our elevation to these thigh offices is to regard it as a privilege to render greater and ever greater service?Without having placed our ears to the ground in order to catch what people may say, the news had been borne up to these heights that most thoughtful and conservative people in the community, both friend and foe alike, have commended the present Bench for having as its last session made a very good beginning. While this should be encouraging to us, yet it should only stimulate us to grater endeavor not only to maintain the standard we have already set, but also to lift that standard higher from time to time.For the past four years Liberia has been pilloried before civilized world as a nation in which there existed grave abuses, and was sadly in need of reform. It was not in Liberia alone that unsatisfactory conditions of the character complained of had been alleged to have arisen, nor in Liberia at all that such conditions were charged to have been observed in their worst form. During those four revolts, insurrections and civil strife have occurred in some nations to an extent that our people have never dreamed, and the bloodshed and suffering in some of those countries have been beyond the comprehension of any untraveled Liberia. In spite of this when, to refer to a most recent example, Monsieur Vandervelde, President of the Socialist International, telegraphed last month to Geneva asking for immediate intervention by the League if Nations between the Austrian government and the Austrian Socialists, the said league promptly replied that they could only act on the demand of the government. About the same time Sir John Simon, government, British Foreign Minister, made a statement with regard to the civil strife then prevailing in Austria in substantially the following terms: “But people as well as Parliament understood that one country cannot interfere in the internal affairs of another.” Although the principle of international law quoted from such eminent authority is incontrovertible, yet it has not been always invoked; sometimes it would appear not even remembered, in the dealings of sundry great nations with Liberia. Many lapses from the paths of national rectitude which when committed by one of the nations of a race that has reached a dominant position in world politics have been condoned as venial offenses, would, if permitted in Liberia, be stigmatized as moral sins. Although each and every one of us, as loyal and patriotic citizens, will, I am sure, do his utmost to assist in the reforms that have been instituted, and are being carried out to the best of our ability within the limit of our means, yet our greatest endeavor must be that field in which we have been specially selected to serve; namely, the Judiciary of the Republic. This branch of our government was subjected to severe criticism during most of the time Liberia was on the pillory; nor has that criticism as yet entirely ceased. Conscious of that fact and determined to do our utmost to retrieve the national honor, this Bench when reconstituted at the last term of this Court launched out with the objective of contributing its quota towards winning for the judiciary of the Republic an amount of confidence and respect which we hope will soon gain for us a place second to that of none other in the entire world. You may think the task stupendous, but it must be resolutely undertaken, and painstakingly followed, for the world demands of us, a Negro people infinitely more in any given field than it even expects from other people. Our ultimate ideal is to win for this Court such a reputation that the most untutored litigant, unable to afford the means of obtaining counsel, but satisfied that he, or she, ahs a just cause, will fell confident to appear in person at this bar, sanguine in the expectation that the merits of the cause will more than compensate for the emptiness of the purse, and that all so circumstanced will be able to rest assured that transparent justice will nevertheless be done.Some of the most bitter attacks launched at our judiciary have has as their objective the abolition of our jury system. This subject ahs has my very careful attention.It is perhaps true that in some cases the persons composing a panel have been devoid of that sense of moral responsibility without which one cannot nobly perform his duty in any sphere of life, and that is a problem that we shall have to tackle. But before recommending any remedy for dealing with such a problem I am calling a conference with the embers of the profession in Liberia in order that we may consult upon the situation, and collectively evolve a solution that will be effective.On the other hand there are other cases, and these not a few, where the fault has been primarily that of the trial judge. Our judges too often shirk the responsibility which is their own, and try to lay the burden thereof upon the shoulders of the jury, forgetting that their functions are separate and distinct, and that each should shoulder his own responsibility.Our Statute provides that:“The trail of all mixed questions of law and fact shall be by a jury with the assistance of and under the direction of the Court, except as otherwise provided by law…” Rev. Stat 375.Why “under the direction of the Court”? Because the jury is supposed to be a collection of untrained men taken from all and sundry avocations of life to come and consider, from the standpoint of the practical man, such matters of fact as are placed before them. They are not supposed to know, or even to have any training in, the science of law; and we cannot escape the fact that in very avocation of life it is the trained man who must guide and direct, and is responsible for the good and bad work of, those persons placed under his direction and control.Hence “The opinion of the court upon questions of law shall be binding upon the jury.” Id. at 575. When a case is presented to the court it is up to the judge to decide what issues growing out of the pleadings are presented for the consideration and adjudication of the said court. His is then the responsibility, like a master mariner, to set the course and to see to it that all parties taking part in the trail, whether as litigants, witnesses, or jury, steer by the course so set; namely, the issues involved. If there is a disposition shown to depart from the course, he, the judge, must check it, if he makes a mistake in the setting the course, or if having correctly done so he does not check any attempt to depart therefrom, the error is his, and the responsibility therefore he cannot escape. To give then but one illustration tending to prove this theory, there can never be an appeal to this Court from an error committed by the litigant, a witness or a jury. Every appeal from any action of theirs must be to the trial judge, and it is only from a decision, or collection of decisions, of his which shall have ended in a final judgment against the party aggrieved, than an appeal can be taken to this Court. I have every reason to believe therefore that when our trail judges shall have realized how great is their responsibility, and shall direct the trials over which they preside with that scientific skill which it is their duty to evince, errors will be reduced to a minimum, and with thee other remedies we hope to be able to settle upon at this term the aspersions on our jury system will disappear.When I had the honor of serving as Attorney General of Liberia, more than once I pointed out in my annual reports to the National Legislature the danger of permitting cases to drag on from term to term without being determined. In that of 2928 I said:“It is true that cases have hung on undetermined in some of the principal countries of the world for longer than those hereinbefore specified; as, for example in England, which country today sets the pace with respect to the speed, and impartially, with which justice is administered. But even there so late as the latter part of the eighteenth century Warren Hastings returned from the organization of the states of India preparatory to the founding of the great Indian empire to find himself accused in 1788 two years afterwards that his trial was commenced, and for seven ling years said trail dragged on until when he was finally acquitted in 1795 his entire fortune had been squandered in the defence of himself.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
By Andrew CarmichaelMother’s Day is that time of the year when persons show appreciation for their mothers or persons they consider a mother but for those without a mother, it is a challenge on emotions.This is the case for triplets, Jenepher, Jescia and Johanna Pensammy, who lost their mother, Amedia Backus, two weeks ago. Today, Mother’s Day, will be their first without her.Didawattie Sharma has been unemployed since the Rose Hall Sugar Estate closedSpeaking with Guyana Times, the three 11-year-olds said that they were very close to their mother since they did not have a good relationship with their father. The triplets, rocking in a hammock as they spoke to this publication, in a sombre tone, said that it has only been two weeks since they attended their mother’s funeral and the reality that they are now without her is emotionally wrecking. With tears in their eyes, the girls questioned their dead mother as to why she had to leave them. The girls, of Canefield, East Canje, Berbice, told this publication that the road ahead will be challenging but at this moment in time, they cannot focus so far as they are simply trying to get through their grief one day at a time for now. As of now, the girls said that they are keeping their mother in their thoughts on Mother’s Day, adding that her memories will guide and be with them for the rest of their lives. The triplets told this publication that the reality of anything else is too monumental for them to talk about presently, saying that they are finding it difficult to confront the reality of “Mother’s Day without mom”.The girls have two other siblings – one older and one younger. As they spoke with this publication, Jenepher, the quietest but considered the most responsible; Jescia, considered the bully and Johanna, who is very persuasive but strong-headed, all wanted another Mother’s Day with their mother.Now they have to depend on each other as none of them is old enough to take on that motherly role, forcing them to stare reality straight in the face. One of the triplets said that the loss of a mother and, more so, days before Mother’s Day, cannot be described in words. For now, the girls are staying with a neighbour as they try to build a relationship with their father who also lives nearby.Losing her jobMeanwhile, this publication reached out to Didawattie Sharma, who is also from East Canje, Berbice, who lost her job after the Rose Hall Sugar Estate closed.At the age of eight, Sharma lost her mother and grew up with a stepmother. At 52, those memories have all faded.The death of her stepmother several years ago cannot come close to her not being able to do what she has been doing on Mother’s Day for the past decade.“I have a few adopted mothers and on Mother’s Day I like to invite some of them over and cook a nice meal for them and make them feel special,” she told this publication.Sharma, who worked with the Rose Hall Sugar Estate is now jobless following the closure of the estate 17 months ago.“Mother’s Day is every day but there is a special day that we put aside for mothers. ‘Mother’ means the world to me.”“I can’t do anything for my mothers now because I don’t have a job and that really hurts,” she told this newspaper.She said that buying gifts and paying visits to all of her “mothers” is something she looked forward to but she cannot afford it this year.“You can’t even make ends meet. Mother’s Day is a very special day and it has always been something I look forward to. Right here in East Canje, so many mothers are struggling and many of the men will not be able to do more than say Happy Mother’s Day to their wives. Mother’s day can’t be a happy time for us here in Canje.”“One of my friends, she had to go and do people housework just to be able to buy something for her mother. Just to make her mother happy. Mother’s don’t look forward for anything but…”Sharma recalls Mother’s Day in 2016 when she invited several mothers to her home and dined with them.“I was able to give them a gift and make them happy because many mothers don’t have family. Those are the things I like doing but now I can’t,” Sharma noted while adding that for the past two years, she has not been able to spread joy and happiness on Mother’s Day.
Liverpool target Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be the subject of transfer talk between current club Borussia Dortmund and suitors Juventus during their clash on Tuesday night.The two sides play in the Champions League and top officials from both camps will be in the ground to watch their respective sides.The subject of the Armenian midfielder is bound to pop up in the boardroom and the player’s agent Mino Raiola – who also looks after Mario Balotelli and Juve star Paul Pogba – could hold court over the midfielder.A fee of around £12million could be discussed, which would be a big loss on the £24m Dortmund paid Shakhtar Donetsk for his services in July 2013.Liverpool thought they were about to sign the goal-scoring midfielder that summer but they never got a chance to speak to the playmaker who quickly wrapped up a move to Germany.But Dortmund have struggled in the league this season and Mkhitaryan, being one of the few players not homegrown, could find it easier to leave then some of his team-mates. 1 Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action for Borussia Dortmund
DD HEALTH: MOST available antidepressants are ineffective for children and teenagers with major depression, and some may be unsafe, according to a study.Only one drug, fluoxetine, was found to work better at relieving the symptoms of depression than a look-alike placebo with no active ingredients, said the study.Another drug, venlafaxine, was linked with an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and attempts compared with placebo and five other antidepressants, it reported. The study, published this week, reported that major depressive disorder is common in children and adolescents, affecting around 3% of children aged 6 to 12 years and about 6% of teenagers aged 13 to 18 years.Psychological treatments are recommended as the first-line treatment for depression in many clinical guidelines, and in 2004 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) black box warning against the use of antidepressants in young people up to 24 years because of concern about increased risk of suicidality.However, use of antidepressants has slowly increased between 2005 and 2012.The report stated, as an example, the proportion of US children and teenagers (aged 0-19 years) taking antidepressants increased from 1.3% to 1.6%, and in the UK from 0.7% to 1.1% . Sertraline is the most widely prescribed antidepressant in the USA and fluoxetine is the most common in the UK.“The balance of risks and benefits of antidepressants for the treatment of major depression does not seem to offer a clear advantage in children and teenagers,” said co-author Peng Xie from The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University in China.The international team of researchers recommended that youths taking such medications be monitored closely regardless of the antidepressant chosen, particularly at the beginning of treatment.They also called for more transparency and information sharing.“We can’t be completely confident about the accuracy of the information contained in published and unpublished trials,” lead author Andrea Cipriani at the University of Oxford said in a statement. “Delay in implementing responsible data sharing policies has negative consequences for medical research and patient outcomes.”The study covered 34 clinical trials involving 5,260 participants, aged 9 to 18.Two-thirds of the trials were funded by pharmaceutical companies.In a comment, also in The Lancet, Jon Jureidini from the University of Adelaide in Australia questioned whether the lack of data about individual patients obscured the true number of suicidal events. “Claims that appropriate access to such data is incompatible with intellectual property constraints and patient privacy must be strongly resisted.”DD HEALTH: MOST ANTIDEPRESSANTS ARE INEFFECTIVE FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS, SAYS STUDY was last modified: June 11th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:antidepressantdonegal daily health
With Christmas just a day away, turkeys are being prepared, Christmas pajamas are being donned, and Santa is getting his reindeer prepared for the long night ahead.Here’s our countdown for the top 10 Christmas adverts of all time. (10) This ‘veeeerrryyy unorthodox’ advert comes to us from Kelloggs, and is bound to bring you right back a time when you dreamed of catching a glimpse of the man with the beard!(9) ‘At the home of the black stuff, they dream of a white one’. Guinness adverts are known for their high quality, and their Christmas ad is definitely one to remember. This ad shows what happens at midnight on Christmas, with even the wildlife feeling the magic in the air. (8) The Coca-Cola ‘Holidays are Coming’ advert marks the beginning of the festive season when it begins being broadcast in late November, with the Coca-Cola truck becoming a symbol of Christmas cheer across the globe.(7) #ManOnTheMoon. John Lewis are famous for their fantastic Christmas adverts. Here’s 2015’s touching advert chronicling the friendship between the Man on the Moon and a little girl on Earth.(6) This ESB advert from the 1980s shows a young man traveling home for Christmas as his mammy prepares for his arrival.(5) ‘He’s a very good Santa!’ This Denny advert was shot in the Bradbury’s home in Dublin on Christmas day of 2009. It shows their little girl getting up and realising that Santy has paid a visit!(4) This Budweiser Clydesdales advert from 1987 has stood the test of time as the catchy tune is hummed in many houses across the world during the festive season.(3) This Barry’s Tea advert, narrated by the late Peter Caffrey, is sure to give you a serious case of the warm and fuzzies.(2) Lidl’s Christmas ad from 2013 shows this lucky little lady getting to meet the man himself!(1) Vodafone’s ‘Dear Santa’ 2015 advert is a bit of a tear-jerker, and very relatable to those of us with family across the globe. Happy Christmas everyone!DDTV: Top 10 Christmas adverts of all time was last modified: December 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:2016advertsCHristmasholidays
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THIS is the monster storm heading for Ireland.It will bring with it huge sea tides – with massive waves expected to hit County Donegal overnight and tomorrow.The worst of the storm is headed for Iceland, with its tail set to cause the worst damage south of Co Mayo. However Donegal will still get a pounding, with the worst waves of around 30ft expected by Monday. STORM UPDATE: HUGE TIDES ON WAY was last modified: January 5th, 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:STORM UPDATE: HUGE TIDES ON WAY