Holland maintains friendly against Spain and with public

first_imgNetherlands so far it has registered five fatalities due to coronavirus and a total of 503 infected.Koeman’s ListMeanwhile, Ronald Koeman has cited 30 footballers for both friendlies. In the list stand out the player of Barcelona, Frenkie de Jong; the Valencia goalkeeper, Jasper Cillessen, and the center forward of Sevilla, Luuk de Jong.Holland will be one of the rivals of Spain in the selection stop at the end of March. The friendly will be played on March 29 in Amsterdam (7:00 p.m.). Before the Dutch team will be measured at U.S (March 26) in Eindhoven. Luis Enrique plans to give the list of La Roja, next March 22.Koeman has summoned three players for the first time: Mohamed Ihattaren (PSV), Teun Koopmeiners and Owen Wijndal (both AZ). And he has surprised to summon the goal again, Tim Krul, Norwich hero in the FA Cup against Tottenham. Among those cited by the Dutch coach are not missing heavy weights of the costumes as Van Dijk, De Ligt, Van de Beek, Blind, Wijnaldum or Babel. The most significant absence is that of the Lyon striker, Memphis Depay, who is still injured in the knee. The Dutch Football Federation decided this Wednesday, in a closed-door meeting, do not take extra measures to stop the progress of the coronavirus and keep the friendly against Spain scheduled for March 29 in Amsterdam.Both that meeting and the Netherlands-United States on March 26 will be disputed at first with the presence of the publicThe Dutch press reported on Wednesday.The authorities of the province of North Brabant, the most affected by the coronavirus, They announced on Tuesday the suspension of all mass events, including three games this weekend: PSV Eindhoven-Emmen, Willem II-Heerenveen and Waalwijk-Groningen.The federation, after consulting with the clubs, has decided a day later to keep the rest of the Eredivisie matches, which can be played normally. “We will play as much as possible with the public “, the director of the highest organ of Dutch soccer, Eric Gudde, told the “Fox Sports” network.However, he acknowledged that the last decision is taken by the authorities and that the federation will obey if they recommend playing behind closed doors or suspending games.last_img read more

Grand Bassa Forging Ahead

first_imgGrand Bassa County Superintendent J. Levi Demah said his administration will not leave any stone unturned when it comes to the issue of undertaking new development projects across the county.Supt. Demah highlighted the construction of the new campus of the Grand Bassa Community College, the completion of the Liberia Opportunities Industrial Center (LOIC) vocational training center, the Buchanan City Hall, the County Service Center (CSC), as well as improvements to the Coastal Defense Project, among others, as projects being undertaken by his administration. The improvement of the Buchanan Seaport, which now operates 24-7, he said, has augmented the status of the county as a revenue generating hub for the country.Supt. Demah expressed satisfaction with the level of development that is currently going on in the county, noting, “Development comes when people work in one accord.” “All of what we are now seeing in Bassa is as a result of the willingness of the Bassa people to embrace development and work collectively,” he said.Supt. Demah made the comments on Monday when a team of Executive Mansion reporters toured major development projects in the county.“With the level of cordiality that currently exists in the country, more development projects will be initiated to better the lives of the people,” the Superintendent said. “I’m very happy about what is happening in this county. We are really forging ahead now.” He added that the community college will indeed become the pride of the country when all of the relevant pieces are put together.Demah said the LOIC center, where scores of young people are currently enrolled, is serving as the center of empowerment for the young people of Grand Bassa and adjacent counties, namely, Margibi, Sinoe and River Cess. The students are being trained in seven disciplines that include masonry, welding, home arts, tailoring, carpentry, engineering and electricity. LOIC training is an 18 month program.Demah said the enrollment level at the center and the seriousness of the students to learn clearly indicates that vocational education will make a difference in the county.The center was built with funding from the county’s social development funds, the Superintendent said, though he didn’t disclose the amount. He praised the president of the Grand Bassa Community College, Dr. Levi Zangai, for his level of leadership that is shaping the college in the right direction. He lauded President Sirleaf for the supports, which he said are making Bassa better.The team of journalists also toured the Port of Buchanan where Port Manager Patrick M. Konneh indicated that the port is now on the right trajectory, being fully operational seven days a week and a 24-hour pilot service following the installation of a Pilot Aid Navigation System. The cost of the navigation aids is being put at about US$200,000.Manager Konneh said as a result of 24-7 operations time, the Buchanan port is experiencing an increase in vessel traffic, which is economically beneficial because there is an increase in revenue generation through tariffs and taxes, as well as royalties.The increase in service at the port is also making the port competitive through timely berthing of vessels, full utilization of all berths and berthing opportunities, and reduction in vessel idle time during berths.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more