No new taxes, says St Kitts-Nevis PM

first_imgLocalNews No new taxes, says St Kitts-Nevis PM by: – July 27, 2011 Tweet Share Share 6 Views   no discussionscenter_img St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) — St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas has reiterated that the home-grown US$84 million or EC$226 Stand-by arrangement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) do not include any tax increases.“This programme is not associated in any way with any taxes whatsoever,” said Douglas to Chamber President Michael Morton.“So again, you have nothing to fear,” said Douglas as he addressed 28th Annual Private Sector Banquet on Saturday.Douglas said that over the past three years, the Ministry of Finance has designed and implemented a programme of fiscal management aimed at reducing the unsustainable debt level.“This is a home-grown set of policies and programmes that have been implemented. As a member of the International Monetary Fund, we have gained their financial support for a programme that they fully endorse,” said Douglas, who added:“As we work this programme, and leverage the positive aspects, taking into account the ECCB Stabilization Plan in which we participate, we shall sustain an environment that is supportive and attractive for foreign investment capital that is required to join forces with local entrepreneurs and investors in helping to grow our economy and develop our nation.”He said St Kitts and Nevis is poised for much greater levels of development, and “we must not let difficult challenges block the progress.”“Rather, we must be assertive and visionary in resolving such difficulties, not only at the domestic level but within the context of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) of which we play a dominant role,” Douglas said.He noted that on Friday, after consultations between the government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Banking Sub-Committee of the Monetary Council of the ECCB, that the ECCB assumed control of the Antigua and Barbuda Investment Bank (ABIB).“This course of action was taken based on the on-going effects of the global recession; the fallout from the CLICO/BAICO issue; the critical importance of financial stability in the Currency Union, and the earlier successful rescue of the Bank of Antigua in which our own St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla National Bank was called upon to play a dominant role as the largest and most stable of the indigenous Banks in the Currency Union,” said Douglas, who is also chairman of the Sub-Committee on Banking.“We face some very serious challenges at this time and the Monetary Council has established several institutional arrangements to address these issues in the financial system.”Caribbean News Now Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Tokyo Olympic boss ‘extremely worried’ about deadly virus

first_img Japan has warned citizens against non-essential travel to China and fast-tracked new rules including limits on entering the country as it tries to contain the spread of the virulent new coronavirus. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed earlier this week that the country would work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure preparations for the Tokyo Olympics would not be disrupted. He also revealed that Japan was developing rapid test kits for the virus. “By coordinating our efforts with the WHO and other related agencies, we will take appropriate steps so that preparations to hold the events will steadily continue,” Abe told a parliamentary session. Loading… Read Also: Howard returns to Slam Dunk event at NBA All-Star Game The Japanese government has chartered three flights to repatriate 565 Japanese nationals from Wuhan, the central Chinese city hardest hit by the virus. The health scare has led to the cancellation of Olympic qualifying events in China such as boxing and badminton. The Tokyo Olympics begin on July 24 with the Paralympics starting on August 25. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow The chief executive officer of the Tokyo Olympics admitted Wednesday that organisers are “extremely worried” about the possible effect of the deadly new coronavirus on this summer’s Games. Toshiro Muto said he hoped the outbreak in China would be quickly contained to restore confidence in the run-up to the Olympics. Spectators wearing face masks attend the opening ceremony of the Ariake Arena, venue for the volleyball and wheelchair basketball competitions in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics “We are extremely worried in the sense that the spread of the infectious virus could pour cold water on momentum for the Games,” he said before a meeting with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). “I hope that it can be eradicated as quickly as possible. We plan to cooperate with the IOC (International Olympic Committee), the IPC, the government and the city of Tokyo to tackle the disease.” More than 20 countries have confirmed cases of the pathogen, which has killed nearly 500 people and infected at least 24,000 in mainland China. Japan has had no reported deaths so far, but at least 10 people on a cruise ship carrying 3,711 passengers and crew quarantined off Yokohama have tested positive for the new coronavirus. Saburo Kawabuchi, the mayor of the Athletes’ Village where an expected 11,000 sportsmen and women will stay, struck a sombre tone. “I hope from my heart that we can overcome this (virus) and have a smooth Olympics,” said the former Japanese football chief. “We will do our everything we can to protect the athletes to allow them to produce their best performances.” Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike promised at the weekend to implement “thorough measures” to protect people from the coronavirus in the run-up to the Olympics.last_img read more

Villa complete Holt deal

first_img The 32-year-old is reunited with Villa boss Paul Lambert, who was the manager at Norwich for whom Holt scored 53 goals in 92 games. Holt has scored just twice since swapping Carrow Road for the DW Stadium last summer and has not found the net since August, but Lambert hopes the forward’s experience in the top flight will aid his youthful squad. Aston Villa have completed the signing of Wigan striker Grant Holt on loan for the rest of the season. Wigan, meanwhile, have been left short in the attacking department ahead of Tuesday night’s FA Cup third-round replay against MK Dons. Like Holt, fellow summer signing Marc-Antoine Fortune has scored just twice and Manchester United boss David Moyes has hinted they may look to recall Latics’ top scorer Nick Powell from his loan spell by the end of the month. However, boss Uwe Rosler last week stressed the need to trim the wage bill in this transfer window and Holt has been used sparingly since the ex-Brentford manager arrived at the helm. Rosler also revealed Cardiff striker Nicky Maynard is due for a medical at the club ahead of a potential loan switch this week. Press Association “When I knew Grant had become available it was something I wanted to pursue quickly because he’ll add strength and experience to what is still a young squad overall,” Lambert told Villa’s official website. “Having worked with him for three years at Norwich, I know what he can do and that’s important. Coming back into the Premier League will rekindle that desire in him to succeed again at this level and, if he can replicate what he did in those three years at Norwich over these next few months here at Villa, then he’ll make an impact, that’s for sure. “Grant’s got some really strong attributes, he’s someone who is tried and trusted and a player I’ve worked with before. We’re looking at one or two other positions as well but this is good business for us and he’ll be a really strong influence.” Holt scored eight times in the Barclays Premier League during his final season with Norwich but has struggled for both form and fitness since moving to Wigan. That surprising transfer last summer was motivated by Holt’s desire to move closer to his family in Cumbria, yet the forward revealed the chance to return to the top flight was one he could not pass up on. “It’s a massive opportunity for me personally, an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” he added. “To be able to come back into the Premier League, especially at a club as big as Villa, is fantastic and it’s an opportunity for me to work with the gaffer and his staff again as well.” Villa have won just one of their last eight games and the pressure is building on Lambert with his side just five points off the relegation zone. last_img read more

Martinez: Rumours are a compliment

first_imgEverton boss Roberto Martinez has stressed he views talk linking him with other clubs the same way as he does speculation involving his players – as a “compliment”. Reports have emerged suggesting Tottenham are looking at Martinez as a potential successor to Tim Sherwood. When asked about it ahead of Sunday’s trip to Hull, the Toffees manager said: “It is a little bit as I always answer – any sort of speculation we take as a real footballing compliment. “This is the time you are going to get rumours, with talk about new squads and the next moves. “From our point of view, it means we have done something right – that, as a football team, we are performing well. “That affects players, members of staff and managers. We take it in a positive manner and just carry on working hard.” Martinez certainly has a growing number of admirers, with Everton having performed impressively since he took over at Goodison Park almost a year ago. Ahead of their campaign-concluding clash with Hull, the Toffees have already as good as secured fifth place in the Barclays Premier League table – they are three points ahead of sixth-placed Tottenham with a vastly superior goal difference – and for much of 2013-14 they have been very much in contention for a top-four finish. Loan signings such as midfielder Gareth Barry and striker Romelu Lukaku, both recruited on season-long deals at the start of the term, have been key and there has been plenty of talk about them extending their stays with the Merseyside outfit. Martinez will be sitting down with all of his players to hold talks soon after the season ends, although he has already said he feels the situation regarding Belgium international Lukaku, scorer of 15 goals for Everton this season while on loan from Chelsea, will not be resolved until after this summer’s World Cup. Martinez said on Friday: “I’m going to be speaking to all the players. Press Association “We are going to make sure that with every player, we have a real indication of where we are – that is no different with Gareth or Romelu.” Asked whether a permanent deal for Lukaku was realistic, the Spaniard added: “You have to remember that the parent club is the one that holds the registration, and I’m sure Romelu will have a strong say in the summer as well. “In terms of what is around the corner for any player that is on loan, you should ask the parent club what their ideas are about the next step for their player.” The other players in the Everton squad that have got people talking this season are their young English talents. Twenty-year-old midfielder Ross Barkley has particularly shone and looks set to join his more senior Toffees team-mates Phil Jagielka and Leighton Baines in the England squad for the World Cup. There have also been calls of late for Everton’s 19-year-old defender John Stones to be rewarded for his fine performances by being included in the party for Brazil. The chances of that happening seem to have lessened with the news that Manchester United’s Phil Jones should be available despite picking up a shoulder problem earlier this week. Either way, Martinez has reiterated his confidence that Stones will be “ready” if England boss Roy Hodgson does select him. “If he decides the youngsters are to be called up to the World Cup, I can guarantee you they are ready,” Martinez said. “John Stones has shown he is in a very good moment of form and at a very good level. “Character-wise, I can guarantee anyone that he is ready to embrace whatever challenge comes his way. “The truth is that the young players have had a huge role. “You need to judge players by their performances. The age shouldn’t affect the role of a player in a national team. “Players like Ross Barkley and John Stones have been playing beyond their years and their performances have been of a calibre whereby you know they will help, whatever team they represent.” Everton defender Sylvain Distin is not convinced it would be the right thing for Stones, though. Distin, quoted by the Liverpool Echo, said: “Stonesy has only played half the season for us and even though he’s a special talent, we need to let him mature and not put pressure on his shoulders now. It’s way too early. “Stonesy has been amazing since he started playing for us, that’s for sure. But it’s a bit too soon” last_img read more

Swans talking to possible investors

first_img A club statement read: “As stated recently, the club is talking to a number of parties who have expressed an interest in possibly investing in the club in some form. “This includes commercial activities, plus the possibility of assisting with the likes of stadium expansion and training ground developments. “Part of that investment may eventually include the exchange of a ‘small’ percentage of club shares as an incentive to those interested parties. “It must be stressed, however, that this is only a possibility and the club has not received any formal offers to date as discussions are only at an early stage. “The board of directors believes they have proved over the years that the decisions they make are in the club’s and fans’ best interests. “This philosophy is a priority and any future investment will only be accepted if it is right for the club and fans. “Swansea City Football Club is in the fortunate position that it does not need to be forced into making any decisions it believes are not right and could be detrimental to the club’s current and future success.” The Barclays Premier League club said in a statement they had spoken to “a number of parties” as they seek financing for planned expansion of the Liberty Stadium and a new training ground. However, the club – which is 21 per cent owned by its supporters’ trust – said any deal would have to be right for all parties. Press Associationcenter_img Swansea City have held talks with potential investors who could buy a minority share interest in the club.last_img read more

NFL to require masks at all games

first_imgAlthough the NFL announced on Tuesday that there will be no preseason games in 2020, the league also said if there are NFL games this fall, and if fans are allowed to attend in person, face coverings will be required due to the coronavirus pandemic.The decision comes with the likelihood of teams playing in front of no or a limited number of fans during the regular season. Several states have said that large gatherings will be limited into the fall.Team training camp is set to begin at the end of the month, where players and coaches will be tested for coronavirus in addition to other measures to keep people safe. There are still details being worked out about procedures at training camp between the league and players’ union.last_img

Jeff Gordon transcended NASCAR throughout Hall of Fame career

first_imgThis is the fifth in a five-part series of features highlighting the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2019 — Davey Allison, Jeff Gordon, Alan Kulwicki, Roger Penske and Jack Roush. The class will be officially enshrined on Feb. 1 at the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In terms of modern-era NASCAR Hall of Fame shoe-ins, Jeff Gordon was instantly in the pole position; the No. 1 slot-in-waiting from before the time he even announced plans to retire in 2015. The four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and 93-race winner wasn’t only a talented driver deserving of the special recognition, he was a vital and transcendental presence in the sport.  (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5/71/gordon-earnhardt-013019-getty-embedjpg_jf5cmikpphn21khaui022jw3r.jpg?t=-1641512704&w=500&quality=80 A young dirt track racer who originally figured the Indianapolis 500 would be his defining race, Gordon still earned the Indianapolis spotlight but as a record five-time Brickyard 400 winner in NASCAR’s big leagues. He won multiple Daytona 500s (three) and a full assortment of championship hardware, too (1995, ’97, ’98, 2001). And Gordon’s quick and successful rise up the NASCAR ranks through the 1990s and 2000s is one of the most compelling stories in the sport’s history spanning two distinctive eras. His fierce determination and supreme talent have landed the 47-year old in the NASCAR Hall of Fame in his very first year of eligibility.MORE: Classic photos of Jeff Gordon  He will join longtime team owners Roger Penske and Jack Roush and the late drivers Alan Kulwicki and Davey Allison in the 2019 Hall of Fame class to be inducted this Friday in Charlotte, N.C. “I had a hell of a run, there’s no doubt about the timing of my career, when I came into NASCAR what the sport was going through, to compete against some of the legends who are already in the Hall of Fame and future Hall of Famers, I’m so honored to be a part of this class,” said Gordon. “And they all have a connection to me in some way or form. It’s an awesome Hall of Fame class to be a part of.” Ironically Gordon’s ascension to NASCAR stardom shares timing with the fates of Kulwicki and Allison. Gordon’s very first Cup start was in the 1992 season finale at Atlanta, where Kulwicki and Allison were competing for the Cup trophy and Richard Petty was making the final start of his 200-win career. Allison led the points entering the race but was collected in a late-race wreck. Kulwicki went on to hoist the big trophy. Sadly and tragically, both of those talented and popular drivers perished months later — Kulwicki in an airplane accident near Bristol, Tenn., and Allison in a helicopter accident at Talladega, Ala. It soon became apparent that Gordon would become the kind of breakout star that would have made both Kulwicki and Allison proud. Not only did Gordon quickly begin proving himself one of the best to ever compete in NASCAR, he took the sport to a new level out of the car as well — even becoming the first full-time NASCAR driver to host the hugely popular late-night television show “Saturday Night Live.” “He was a big reason why NASCAR was big in the 1990s and early 2000s,” said Gordon’s friend, former Hendrick Motorsports teammate and fellow Californian Jimmie Johnson. “He made it more relevant and brought in a new audience. Considering where we grew up, it [NASCAR] had been considered such a Southern sport and he was able to shift that perspective too. He had a huge role in where NASCAR is today.” Jeff Gordon after winning the 1994 Coca-Cola 600. (SN Archives/Getty Images)Two months later, Gordon was standing in Indianapolis Motor Speedway Victory Lane — hoisting the inaugural Brickyard 400 trophy. Through Gordon’s amazing 93 race wins, he hoisted at least one trophy in all but two of his 23 full-time seasons. Three consecutive years —1996-98 — he won at least 10 races. He won multiple races in 17 seasons — including a streak of 14 consecutive years between 1994 and 2007.He has victories on all but one track (Kentucky Speedway) on the current Cup series schedule, plus victories at the Rockingham and North Wilkesboro tracks where the series no longer races. Gordon is a multi-time winner on every style of track — from short tracks, to one-milers; from road courses to superspeedways. He won three Daytona 500s (1997, 1999 and 2005) and has nine road course wins including a Cup-record five, fittingly, in Northern California (Sonoma), minutes from his Vallejo birthplace. MORE: Remembering Gordon’s six victories at TalladegaHe won his first race (1994) from the pole position at Charlotte by 3.91 seconds over Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. His last victory came at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway in his last full-time season (2015), beating Jamie McMurray by .335 seconds. He finished third in that championship.  (SN Archives/Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/8a/34/gordon-johnson-013019-sn-ftrjpg_7lzntgfgbrxb1txzt5dd3ahmv.jpg?t=-1640764640&w=500&quality=80 Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson at Daytona in 2004. (SN Archives/Getty Images)Gordon was indeed doing legend’s work from his earliest time at the Cup level. In many ways, stardom was his destiny from the beginning. His family moved from his Northern California birthplace to Indiana so that Gordon could legally race more competitive circuits at an earlier age. In hindsight, being the “young kid” in races all his life was perfect preparation to show up at the Cup level where he immediately went wheel-to-wheel with a generation of already-crowned NASCAR Hall of Famers. His ability to challenge the greats such as seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt and other Cup champs from Rusty Wallace to Dale Jarrett transcended two of the sport’s most legendary eras. He raced Dale Earnhardt and he raced (and ultimately teamed with) Dale Earnhardt Jr. He fought Jarrett for a title and he fought seven-time Cup champ Johnson for several titles. He was so good and so young, the great seven-time champion Earnhardt used to kid Gordon with the nickname “Wonder Boy.” When Gordon won his first Cup title, he famously toasted Earnhardt, raising a glass of milk.  Only Petty and 105-race winner David Pearson have won more than Gordon in NASCAR’s premier series. Gordon will fittingly be joining those two NASCAR legends in the Hall of Fame this weekend — deservedly shoulder-to-shoulder with the sport’s very best.”It’s such an awesome class to be a part of,” Gordon emphasized again.Holly Cain writes for the NASCAR Wire Service. (SN Archives/Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a3/1b/gordon-coca-cola-600-013019-sn-embedjpg_s00cxnkbtbms15ntlrjxlpisd.jpg?t=-1641231496&w=500&quality=80 From left, Jeff Gordon, Dale Jarrett, Ricky Rudd and Dale Earnhardt at the 1999 Brickyard 400. (Getty Images)”I was always the young kid, though,” Gordon said, reflecting on his early career well before he got a ride in Rick Hendrick’s Cup car. “I had gotten used to that. “I was racing quarter-midgets at a young age, I was racing sprint cars at a young age, I was the young one racing the midgets. I had really gotten used to competing against older, more experienced drivers and trying to learn from them. I was always wanting to learn by watching what they did. If I could pick their brain that would be great too. But I was usually racing with them wheel to wheel and I would say, ‘OK, I see how they’re taking this corner. I see what they’re doing with this car or this track.’ “So when I came into Cup it was really more about me getting the knowledge and the experience from these other guys and also helping my team give me the car to be able to go out there and do that. “Even in ’93, even though we weren’t winning yet, we were building. I think we won our first pole at the end of that year. We were showing speed. So I was patient with it because I knew it would come if we kept doing what we were doing.” And it did. Gordon’s first win was actually in a Daytona 500 qualifying race in his first full season in 1993. He didn’t win his first points-paying race until the following May — the Coca-Cola 600 run on the same day as the Indy 500.last_img read more

Kyle Kuzma: I am capable of being Lakers’ third superstar

first_img“I’ve never been a ball-dominant guy,” Kuzma said. “I’ve always played off the ball. It is going to be a little bit easier, going to have a lot of open shots. It is my job to trust my summer workouts and what I’ve done. Just breathe, focus and knock those shots down, because I’m going to be open.”The Lakers entered last season with high hopes after signing James in free agency but finished 10th in the Western Conference with a 37-45 record. Los Angeles missed the playoffs for the sixth straight year but made significant changes to its roster during free agency. Jrue Holiday discusses Pelicans trading Anthony Davis to Lakers, drafting Zion Williamson Kyle Kuzma is confident he will be the Lakers’ third star on a roster that looks much different this season. Los Angeles made a blockbuster trade sending several young core players (Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart) to the Pelicans for six-time All-Star Anthony Davis. There’s no doubt now that Davis and veteran LeBron James will lead the Lakers, but Kuzma believes he can step in and be the third star that L.A. will need after Kawhi Leonard signed with the Clippers. “I don’t feel no pressure, but I believe that I am capable of being that superstar,” Kuzma told ESPN. “I put a lot of work in. My progress through my journey shows that I can be there. I developed every single year, dating back to college, and I don’t see that development stunting at all.”Kuzma acknowledged he “didn’t shoot the ball well” last season, but still managed to average 18.7 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 45.6% from the field and 30.3% from 3-point range. Related News Klay Thompson on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I know he’s going to be a huge asset for the Lakers’ “If I can shoot the ball well and keep developing the facets of my game defensively, I don’t see why I can’t [be that third star],” Kuzma said.Kuzma believes his style of play will match well alongside James and Davis. Lakers vs. Clippers to headline slate of Christmas Day gameslast_img read more

Could Neymar, Mbappe antics derail PSG as season enters crunch time?

first_imgOne of that rare breed of English players trying his luck abroad, the 21-year-old, Derby-born forward Mavididi is currently a regular in a Dijon team battling to avoid relegation.Mavididi left Arsenal without playing a top-team game and last year he joined Juventus — becoming their first English player since David Platt in 1992 — after being scouted by Giorgio Chiellini’s brother.After one appearance for Juve last season, he was allowed to move to France on loan and he has already scored three times for the Burgundy side, who host Nantes this weekend.Key stats4 – The number of goals scored by Mbappe in a 5-0 win when PSG hosted Lyon last season.15 – Marseille are unbeaten in 15 games in all competitions, including 12 in the league, as they host bottom club Toulouse, who have taken one solitary point over the same period.12 – The number of league goals scored by Metz captain Habib Diallo this season. The club that brought Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr and Papiss Cisse to Europe have unearthed another Senegalese gem.Fixtures (times GMT)FridayAngers v Lille (1945)SaturdayMarseille v Toulouse (1630), Amiens v Monaco, Dijon v Nantes, Metz v Bordeaux, Nice v Nimes, Rennes v Brest (all 1900)SundayMontpellier v Saint-Etienne (1400), Strasbourg v Reims (1600), Paris Saint-Germain v Lyon (2000)Share on: WhatsApp Paris, France | AFP | While Neymar has been partying with an injured rib, and Kylian Mbappe has been making no attempt to hide his displeasure with his coach, Paris Saint-Germain supporters could be forgiven for having that sinking feeling.This has been the time of year when the French club’s season has tended to implode in recent years, with three successive eliminations in the first knockout round of the Champions League.They are currently unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions after Tuesday’s 2-1 success at Nantes, and sit 12 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.However, everything is gearing up towards their Champions League last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund, with the first leg in Germany on February 18.PSG have not made it beyond the last 16 in four years, with the nature of defeats against Barcelona in 2017 and Manchester United last season helping make them something of a laughing stock around Europe.Injuries to Neymar at this stage in each of the last two years proved crucial, so fans of a nervous disposition will be hoping the rib injury suffered by the Brazilian against Montpellier last weekend is nothing more than a short-term problem.The injury did not prevent the world’s most expensive player from staging a lavish party at a Parisian nightclub for his 28th birthday last Sunday, but it did keep him out of the Nantes game.With the Dortmund first leg coming into view, he could be rested for this Sunday’s visit of Lyon.“I hope he can play on Sunday,” said coach Thomas Tuchel. “He was in pain at half-time against Montpellier. He is in exceptional form, but we will decide later. He needs to manage the pain.”Meanwhile, Mbappe seems certain to play, just as he did in midweek despite an angry reaction to being substituted against Montpellier which has brought back the rumours that the 21-year-old — regularly linked with Real Madrid — may not stick around in Paris too much longer.“He was decisive for us. There was no need for him to show a reaction,” Tuchel said of Mbappe’s midweek performance. The France star is PSG’s leading scorer this season with 22 goals.The days when Lyon were the most feared opponents in the country are long gone, and they have taken just two points from their last 11 visits to Paris.Rudi Garcia’s side are also struggling in sixth place just now after a soporific 0-0 draw with Amiens in midweek.With or without Neymar, PSG will surely be too strong for them. It is the Dortmund tie that really matters though, and Tuchel needs his two biggest stars fully fit and focused in time for the trip to Germany.Player to watch: Stephy Mavididilast_img read more

Downtown For The Holidays – Kick Off Holiday Shopping In Downtown…

first_imgSunday, November 25th from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pmDowntown for the Holidays is a day filled with fun and entertainment.  Most activities are centered in and about Sylvester Park in downtown Olympia.Schedule:Noon – 2:30 pm – Free horse-drawn wagon rides with Mrs. Claus at Sylvester ParkNoon – 2:30 pm – Free electric trolly rides for the family – Washington Street and Legion WayNoon – 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Visit and photos with Santa in the lobby of the Olympian Hotel by Cortney Kelley PhotographyNoon – 5:00 pm – Gingerbread Holiday Competition located in the Urban Onion Ballroom1:00 – 2:30 pm – First Christian Church Chime Choir – Olympia Hotel Lobby, second floor3:00 pm – Holiday parade on Capitol Way from Olympia Farmers Market to Sylvester Park4:00 pm – Olympia Highlanders Pipes & Drums – Sylvester Park & Legion Way4:00 pm – Singing Christmas Tree performance by Capital Playhouse’s Kids in Koncert – Legion Way, next to Sylvester Park4:30 pm – Tree Lighting Ceremony at Sylvester Park Facebook75Tweet0Pin0last_img read more