Oblak: “We are not going to let Liverpool do what he wants”

first_imgWhat would it mean to end the game with the goal to zero? “Each game is important to finish the goal to zero. And tomorrow we would surely be good for the return. Anything can happen and there is a possibility of any result. It is not worth thinking about what can happen but to make a match great, do your best and the result will come. “ Have you studied the trident of Liverpool: Mané, Salah and Firmino? “Yes, we have analyzed everything, but the three are very big players but they are not just them. Everyone who is on the field is incredibly good and in a good shape. I have to worry everyone, not just one. I’m analyzing Liverpool as a team, not just me but the whole team. We play against Liverpool not against a team that has three good individualities. They’re going to be dangerous. “Atleti concedes goals for a stationary ball: “The statistics do not lie. We are thinking that and doing it in the best possible way. I hope that tomorrow does not happen to us, what happened to us in Valencia, to fit the ball. If we are all focused we can do better.” Oblak was the Atlético player in charge of appearing before the media in the previous round of 16 Champions League match between the rojiblancos and Liverpool. The rojiblanco goalkeeper is aware of the power of the reds, but ensures that they will not lower their arms.With Liverpool comes Alisson, best goalkeeper in the world according to the awards: “I have no doubt that Alisson is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. I respect him a lot, but we will do everything to bother him and overcome him.”center_img What would you say to people who favor Liverpool? “I think that a team that in the last year has almost not lost is a favorite. But that does not mean that we lower our arms and let them do what they want. We want to make the best game of the season and get well alive around the corner. to do our best to face a team like Liverpool. “last_img read more

Singh, Brassington being politically persecuted

first_imgDear Editor,The recent charges laid against former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former NICIL CEO Winston Brassington are the worst examples of political persecution seen in Guyana for decades, and reek of desperation on the part of the military dictatorship Government anxious to protect its stranglehold on power in the run-up to the 2020 national elections.Several prominent stakeholders in society, including the leadership of the Private Sector and other civil society organisations, have already expressed outrage at the obviously politically motivated charges laid against Singh and Brassington. These charges are a clear example of political persecution. Both Singh and Brassington are well known for their high standards of professional integrity and competence. These men were also highly regarded by former Presidents Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar, who both spoke about the professionalism and integrity displayed by these two former officials throughout their respective tenure in office.The charges are designed to besmirch the character of these two professionals, and persecute them because of their service in the former PPP/C Government. This kind of harassment is reminiscent of, and worse than, the atrocities during the pre-1992 PNC dictatorship. During that time, political opponents were singled out for harassment and persecution, simply because they were viewed as belonging to the opposite political side. Acts of persecution were also perpetrated in order to distract domestic and international attention from the substantive issues of the day.In recent times, the APNU/AFC coalition Government has been embarrassed by a succession of scandals in which its officials have been reported to have been caught involved in obviously corrupt practices. These practices would rock any democratic government, but this APNU/AFC Government is apparently unembarrassed by the mounting evidence of corruption under its watch – committed, facilitated, or condoned by its high-ranking members. The reason it is so unfazed is because of its willingness to use the weapons of fear, intimidation, and brute force, in order to hold on to power at all costs.Everybody knows that what the Government is doing is wrong, but nobody is prepared to come out publicly and say it, because they know that if they do, the Government will target and victimise them.The result is that fear stalks the land. We live today in a climate of fear and intimidation, at the mercy of a brutal and uncaring military dictatorship. Gone are the days when you could speak badly about a Government official, and not have to worry about doing so. Today, if you speak badly about anybody in Government, you immediately have to be fearful for your life and livelihood. I understand that they have even taken to Parliament a law making it illegal to speak badly online about the Government. If that is not evidence of dictatorship, then I don’t know what is.Sincerely,Concerned citizenlast_img read more

Sex worker remanded on armed robbery charge

first_imgA 19-year-old sex worker was on Friday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a charge of robbery under arms.Godfrey Cox, of Princes Street, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on June 20, 2018, at King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, while being armed with a dangerous weapon – that is a knife – he robbed David Harvey of $65,000 in cash.The court heard that on the day in question, Harvey was heading to the Shell Gas Station on Regent Street, Georgetown to pay workers when the defendant attacked him, held him at knifepoint and relieved him of the cash that was in his pants pocket.The prosecution objected to bail based on the seriousness of the offence and the fact that the defendant has other pending matters of a similar nature in the courts.Magistrate Leron Daly refused bail to Cox, and the matter has been adjourned until July 20, 2018.last_img read more