The Miss Renaissance Pageant will be held on August 19 at the National Cultural Centre, with 12 professional women competing for the coveted title. The delegates were introduced to the media in June at a sashing ceremony.The pageant serves as a catalyst to re-educate the public about their inner beauty, creativity, cultural awareness and an accomplishment of the matured Guyanese women 30 years and older. For the next few weeks, Guyana Times entertainment will feature each delegate. This week, we are pleased to introduce to you 40-year-old Odessa Natasha Nichola De Barros who received her administrative professional training and completed her computer training in Georgetown, Guyana.She is educated at the nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary level and is an employee of the Education Ministry as an Administrative Professional for the past 22 years. The proud mother of two is currently attached to the St Roses High School.Her mentoring skills were enhanced when she joined the membership at the Diamond/Grove Lions Club which is affiliated to Lions Club International. De Barros enjoys the culinary arts and event planning.“My reason for being a part of this pageant is two-fold; to fulfil a long dream of participating in a pageant and to encourage and motivate other mature women to enter such a pageant,” the confident woman stated.
Ms. Lloa Bass-Golokeh, the woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Joseph Chourity, a former restaurant manager at the Royal Grand Hotel, has said that she won’t remain silent until justice is done in her case.Ms. Bass Golokeh, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer recently in Monrovia, said: “I will not be silent about this issue because I did not give anyone permission to touch and sexually assault my body. I was humiliated and sexually violated before several of my close friends and family that were there celebrating the New Year at what we thought to be a safe and prestigious hotel.”She explained her ordeal: “It was early Friday morning, January 1, when I and some of my friends came from the Alpha Kappa Alpha New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball and went to the Royal Grand Hotel in continuation of the New Year’s Day festivities. “We arrived at the hotel around 2:15 a.m. and immediately went to the rooftop bar of the hotel for their celebration.”While celebrating the advent of the New Year Ms. Bass-Golokeh said she stood for photos with friends.Then, she said, “I felt a hand go up my dress in between my thighs pulling down my underwear. As soon as I turned around, I saw the manager of the restaurant, defendant Joseph Chourity, directly seated behind me.” Ms. Bass-Golokeh said she was shocked and humiliated by Chourity’s attitude over the incident.Ms. Bass-Golokeh said she had returned to Liberia from Nairobi, Kenya where she worked with UNHCR for over a year in the protection/resettlement unit, which often dealt with sexual and gender based violence.In an effort to give back to her country, she said she had decided to move back home and further pursue her career and develop an NGO. Returning to the incident at the hotel, she said instead of ringing in the New Year she was sexually assaulted by someone with whom she had never interacted.She, however, called on Liberian women to join and support her to in ensuring that justice is done so as to minimize the high rate of rape and sexual assault in the country.She said it is her hope that Liberians will take rape and sexual gender based violence issues seriously “by educating our people on the serious legal, moral, and ethical offense to rape, molestation, sexual assault and harassment by anyone, irrespective of their gender or age. “I will take a stand and speak out on what happened to me with the hope that other women will have the courage to do the same.” She added: “My physical and sexual protection is important, but how about the protection of others who have been through this but can’t speak out? It’s time for everyone to stand up and say no to these types of violence against women in the country.”Based on the complaint filed by Ms. Bass-Golokeh, Police in Monrovia have charged Chourity with the crime of sexual assault, a violation of Section 14.77 of the Revised Penal Code of Liberia, and will soon face prosecution.During preliminary investigations, police said defendant Chourity, a Lebanese national, admitted touching Ms. Bass-Golokeh from the back part of her body while they were at the top of the hotel. He, however, denied touching her between her thighs or attempting “pulling down” her underwear, as she alleged. The Charge Sheet further said “Chourity admitted indirectly when Deputy [Police] Commissioner Emmanuel Jlikan asked him why he placed his hand between the thighs of the victim.Chourity responded by “regretting” his action. The investigation established that Chourity admitted in the presence of his legal counsel, Cllrs. G. Moses Paegar and Golda Bonah Elliott of the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm, that he was never permitted by Golokeh to touch her body.Police also quoted Chourity as saying, “other people were present when the incident took place, but I do not know them.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Woods’ remarkable victory in The Masters can be an inspiration in Cardiff’s bid to avoid relegation, said manager Warnock © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Kevin C. CoxLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 15 – Tiger Woods’ epic comeback from career-threatening injury and scandal in winning the Masters on Sunday can spur Cardiff to avoid relegation from the Premier League, manager Neil Warnock said on Monday.Cardiff are presently third from bottom — Fulham and Huddersfield having already been relegated — but can reduce the gap to two points between themselves and Brighton if they beat the latter on Tuesday. Brighton would still have a game in hand but Warnock believes 43-year-old Woods’ achievement in capturing his first major in 11 years can be an inspiration for his team.Winning a fifth Masters title cemented a fairytale comeback to the pinnacle of golf for Woods, whose career imploded after a 2009 sex scandal and knee and back injuries that required a total of seven surgeries.“We just have to look at the golf and at what Tiger has done — amazing,” said Warnock.“Nobody gave him a chance either, he has been written off that many times and we have.“Obviously over the last few weeks we have felt sorry for ourselves a few times.“We haven’t got time to do that (at Brighton) and if it’s not good enough then we accept it.“But this is an opportunity to give ourselves a chance till the end of the season. We have to grab that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Ouma, the SportPesa Premier League side, Sofapaka assistant coach, guided Harambee Starlets to the third round of the 2016 Olympics qualifiers where they were bundled out by South Africa’s Banyana Banyana.Malaysia based defender, Lawrence Olum, Al Tawoon’s David Ochieng and Azam FC new signing, Allan Wanga are the only foreign based players that joined the 15 who play domestically in camp with record scorer, Dennis Oliech, set to link up with the team that will be training at Nyayo.Williamson hopes to have a full house by Tuesday with Stars seeking to collect maximum points against the 2012 champions on Sunday after they started their campaign with a tepid barren home draw by minnows Guinea Bissau in their opener,.“We are going to train intensively from tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) but we may have some light work-out in the morning.“It is a difficult match but we are counting on the home support to drive us through the extra mile and supply us with that additional incentive,” Williamson, who led his charges to a 1-1 stalemate away to Congo Brazzaville in their opener, underscored.Skipper, Victor Wanyama who plies his trade at EPL side Southampton is expected to arrive in the course of the week after missing his club’s two matches, leading to further speculation over his future at St Mary’s.Wanyama has handed in a transfer request, hoping to secure a move to Tottenham Hotspur before the transfer window closes, and told his manager Ronald Koeman in a meeting on Friday he was not in the right frame of mind to play for the club.Kenya who took early charge of Group E are running to return to the AFCON finals for the first time since 2004.The Zambia are expected to jet in on Friday at 10.00am local time (+3GMT) and will have two training sessions, at the match venue.Sudanese referees Mutaz Khairalla (centre), Haitham Ahmed and Mohmood Ismael as his assistants will officiate the encounter.Mohammed Abdallah Ibrahim was appointed the fourth official while Ethiopian Asfaw Bergashaw will sit on the match commissioner’s seat.-Players in camp-Keepers: Boniface Oluoch (Gor Mahia), Wycliffe Kasaya (Nakumatt), Ian Otieno (Posta Rangers). Defenders:Harun Shakava (Gor Mahia), Edwin Wafula (AFC Leopards), Dennis Odhiambo (Thika United), Lawrence Olum – Malaysia, hg.v (Al Tawoon – Saudi Arabia). Midfielders: Collins Okoth (Gor Mahia), Bernard Mang’oli (AFC Leopards), Sammy Meja (Thika United), Humphrey Mieno (Tusker), Noah Wafula (Tusker), Johanna Otieno (Mathare United), Danson Kago (Thika United (Tusker), Strikers: Jesse Were (Tusker), Michael Olunga (Gor Mahia), Allan Wanga (Azam FC – Tanzania),Training schedule:Tuesday – 2.30pm at Nyayo National Stadium (Open to media)Wednesday – 10.00am at Nyayo National StadiumWednesday – 2.30pm at Nyayo National StadiumThursday – 2.30pm at Nyayo National StadiumFriday – 10.00am at Nyayo National Stadium (Open to media)Friday – 2.30pm at Nyayo National Stadium0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000David Ouma who also Sofapaka assistant coach, while training Harambee Starlets in a past match. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, August 31 – National women’s football team head coach, David Ouma has been drafted to Harambee Stars’ technical bench that reported camp on Monday ahead of this weekend’s 2017 AFCON qualifier against Zambia at Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium.Ouma joins retired former captain, Musa Otieno, as assistant coaches to Scotsman Bobby Williamson while Willis Waliaula has been appointed Team Manager to replace former midfield lynchpin, Simeone Mulama who resigned in April.
About 0.5 percent of the bat population has rabies, so the more bats that are tested, the higher the number that will be found with rabies, French added. And more bats would be found in a drought. “A drought is harder on the bats,” French said. “Bat colonies will have to fly much farther to find food and water and so more bats will die because the food supply isn’t as good.” Stephanie Remington, an Orange County biologist who specializes in bats, agreed that drought is hard on bats, but said the local increase in bats is probably just random. Ryan and Sun were reluctant to speculate why the county figures jumped, but said county residents making a bigger effort to call in could play a role. But Ryan expressed doubts. “We’re not really testing an extra number of bats,” Ryan said. “Maybe there are more numbers of rabid animals in the wild,” said Sun. “Or there’s a local hotspot or outbreak.” Getting rabies from a bat is rare, with only 50 human cases in the country in the past 60 years, French said. But officials said people should avoid touching bats, and that pets need to be vaccinated every few years. Dogs and cats are often the first in the family to find the furry creatures, officials said. If an infected bat’s saliva comes into contact with an open cut on a pet or person who isn’t inoculated, they can still be saved from the fatal disease by seeking quick treatment: a series of six shots in the arm over the course of a month. But while people can tell their doctors whether they’ve touched any bats lately, pets can’t. If cats and dogs aren’t vaccinated and exposure goes unnoticed, they could contract rabies. Once symptoms develop, there is no cure, said Sun. The county will offer $6 rabies vaccinations in Covina Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday on the tennis courts at 301 N. Fourth Ave., Covina. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They’re being found significantly earlier,” he said. “At this point, we don’t really know if we’re starting to see a trend.” The numbers of bats with rabies elsewhere in Southern California are not showing the same spike as Los Angeles’ figures. San Bernardino, Orange, Riverside and Ventura counties show small increases – such as three bats, compared with one at this time last year – or no increase at all. Statewide, 49 rabid bats have been found, compared with 47 at this time last year, said Ben Sun, California’s public health veterinarian. “The increase in Los Angeles County is large percentage-wise, but if you look at the absolute number, I would say it’s not a huge increase,” Sun said. Most likely, there are more bats being tested, not more bats with rabies, said Barbara French, a biologist with Bat Conservation International, an advocacy group for the flying critters. Usually, only sick or dead bats – mostly those found on the ground by humans – are tested. More people know to call the county when they see a bat, so more of the insect-munching mammals are being tested, she said. Six rabid bats have been found by Los Angeles County public health officials so far this year, including three in the area in the past month. Normally, only one or two would have been found by now, said Patrick Ryan, the chief veterinarian with the county’s Department of Public Health, which does rabies surveillance of animals. Bat experts speculated that the increase might be related to the drought. Locally, the three bats were found in a home in La Verne, a warehouse in Downey, and a Pico Rivera school that Ryan would not name. None of the bats found this year harmed anyone. The county would normally find about nine rabid bats in an entire year, and not until mid-summer and fall, Ryan said.
June, the second-most important month of the year in a retailer’s calendar behind December, is the period when merchants start to clear out summer goods to make room for fall merchandise. Stores had some big challenges. Rain, particularly in the Northeast, made selling summer clothes difficult. Results were also hurt by comparisons with June 2005, when same-store sales rose a robust 5.2 percent. Michael P. Niemira, chief economist at the International Council of Shopping Centers, said that factor alone depressed sales by one percentage point. But analysts worry that consumers are starting to feel the effects of increasing economic pressures, including higher gasoline prices and interest rates. Higher rates have also helped cool the housing market. Last week, the Federal Reserve raised short-term rates to the highest point in more than five years but also lifted hopes that a respite from two years of increases might be in the offing. Stores have feared a slowdown in consumer spending in the second half, but the question is how deep and when will it start.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Retail sales growth stalled in June, leaving merchants wondering whether shoppers who were resilient for much of the year are now curbing their spending because of higher gas prices. As merchants issued their sales reports Thursday, disappointments included Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Federated Department Stores Inc. and Limited Brands Inc. There were also the usual laggards – Gap Inc. and Pier 1 Imports Inc., which again suffered sales drops. Winners included Target Corp., J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and AnnTaylor Stores Corp. Rainy weather that wiped out demand for summer clothes hurt sales for some retailers. And many merchants had to compare their results against very strong business a year ago, making this year’s sales look a little weaker than they really were. Still, some analysts said they saw a loss of sales momentum. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“It’s a mixed bag, but it is definitely slower,” said Jharonne Martis, an analyst at Thomson Financial. “Consumers’ discretionary spending is decreasing as the economy is slowing down.” Another analyst was more upbeat about shoppers. “Consumers are still resilient. These numbers tell you that they are still in the stores, in the malls,” said Janet Hoffman, managing partner of the North American retail division of Accenture, a consulting firm. “They may be trading to different formats, but they are shopping.” The International Council of Shopping Centers-UBS sales tally of 56 stores rose 2.6 percent in June, the low end of the projected 2.5 percent to 3 percent range. The tally is based on same-store sales, or sales at stores opened at least a year. Same-store sales are considered a key measure of a retailer’s health. June’s results were below the 4.3 percent gain averaged in the first five months of the calendar year.
Borussia Dortmund have slammed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for being “disrespectful” by commenting on the speculation surrounding striker Pierre-EmerickAubameyang has been strongly linked with a switch to the Gunners in January, with the 28-year-old reportedly handing in a transfer request to try and force a move.At a press conference on Thursday, Wenger told the media Aubameyang would ‘fit in’ at the Emirates Stadium.Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc responded by aiming criticism at Wenger, saying the Frenchman overstepped the mark with his comments.“We consider it disrespectful to speak about players from other clubs,” Zorc said.“There is no contact with Arsenal. We assume that Wenger has enough to do dealing with his own players.”The spotlight on Aubameyang’s Dortmund future intensified on Thursday after the frontman was left out of the squad to face Hertha Berlin in Friday’s Bundesliga clash at the Olympiastadion.The Gabon striker, who was the Bundesliga’s top goalscorer last season with 31 goals and has hit 13 in 15 games so far this year, has been suspended twice by Dortmund this season for disciplinary reasons.Dortmund coach Peter Stoger recently admitted club officials are ‘baffled’ by the star man’s behaviour, although added that he expected Aubameyang to stay this month.READ MORE: Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has ‘baffled’ Borussia Dortmund bosses with his recent behaviour Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 1
Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions REVEALED punished latest Nothing went the way of La Albiceleste, who found themselves on the wrong end of some dodgy refereeing calls and were also thwarted by Liverpool stopper Alisson Becker – who put in an inspired performance between the sticks.It was yet another disappointing night for Lionel Messi, who is still searching for any kind of glory on the international stage.However, in truth, Argentina never looked impressive in the tournament, having scraped through the group stages before their win over Venezuela. Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers 2 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 deals Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Juan Foyth ending careers— Michael Donkor (@mikyonehotspur) July 3, 2019 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Filthy from Juan Foyth, left Coutinho fuming at falling for it.pic.twitter.com/jNy2LmnnmT— HLTCO (@HLTCO) July 3, 2019 New job Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January https://twitter.com/TalkingTHFC/status/1146306610677108736 LATEST Foyth snatching Coutinho’ soul a la Garrincha. Can’t blame him. No one expects this from a center back pic.twitter.com/64g8cMZ0kA— Han Solo (@Calvinstanley_) July 3, 2019It somewhat sums up Coutinho’s season, with the playmaker struggling for form at Barcelona, though he has scored twice for Brazil at the tournamentThe 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from Spain just 18 months after his £142million move to the Camp Nou.He has 21 goals and 11 assists in 76 games for the LaLiga champions, but it appears the jury is still out over his long-term future at the club.And according to reports, Barca are willing to sell Coutinho if a club stumps up £100m this summer – and Liverpool are said to be keen on bringing him back to Anfield. Foyth feinted his body to send Coutinho the wrong way Send the man a postcard— K. (@prospect_k) July 3, 2019 targets TROPHY Juan Foyth sending Philippe Coutinho for a hot dog is just delicious 😍 #COYS pic.twitter.com/FrUGVwvxI6— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) July 3, 2019However, there was one moment that will have left a smile on the faces of Spurs and Argentina fans.Tottenham youngster Juan Foyth produced a sensational bit of skill to send ex-Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho in the completely wrong direction.The defender feinted his body without touching the ball to leave the Barca star for dead – and Spurs fans lapped up the piece of skill on social media, with some even calling it his Garrincha moment in honour of the legendary Brazilian, who delighted in toying with defenders. Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder JIBE The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star boost Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:45Loaded: 9.45%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Former Spurs defender Stephen Kelly says the club must back Mauricio Pochettino this summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Argentina endured another miserable night on the international stage as Brazil eased into the 2019 Copa America final.Goals from Premier League duo Gabriel Jesus and Roberto Firmino eventually proved the difference as the Selecao edged closer to triumphing in the tournament on home soil. He then left the Brazilian for dead https://twitter.com/TalkingTHFC/status/1146306610677108736
rookie error Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta FAREWELL Kevin Nolan has had managerial spells at Leyton Orient and Notts County Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested The BBC claim Nolan, who played for Bolton between 1999 and 2009 after coming through the club’s academy, is keen to replace Parkinson.Nolan, 37, has been out of work since he left Notts County this time last year. He also spent time in charge of Leyton Orient in 2016.In May, the ex-Bolton captain expressed his sadness at his former club’s plight. “All of us who love the club, we’re hoping this is now the start of something and [the club] can look forward again,” Nolan told BBC Radio 5 Live in May. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS OFF deals Kevin Nolan is reportedly interested in succeeding Phil Parkinson as manager of Bolton. Parkinson and his assistant Steve Parkin left the crisis club after handing in their resignations on Wednesday. Parkinson quit Bolton, along with assistant Steve Parkin, earlier this week BIG PRESENTS UP TOP LATEST on target Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January “To be putting food banks up is a sorry state of affairs. It’s heartbreaking to see. I’m still very close with a lot of people there behind the scenes.“There are people who have been there through thick and thin for Bolton who are now having to rely on food banks to make ends meet – it’s so sad.“I’m hoping this administration can get the club back on an even keel. It’s a special club. We had some special times and I hope this is the start of more special things to come.” Bolton, who have been in the midst of a takeover since the summer, were hit with a 12-point deduction for going into administration ahead of the new season. Due to a lack of senior players, Parkinson was forced to play the club’s kids in their opening three League One games.A young Trotters side were able to valiantly draw against Coventry, but they suffered defeats to Wycombe and Tranmere before the midweek clash with Doncaster was postponed over welfare concerns for their youngsters.It all proved to be too much for Parkinson, whose three-year spell as Trotters boss came to an end. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Getty Images – Getty Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ stalemate targets latest Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Getty Images – Getty 2 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman
latest 6 @BroadcastMoose Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son Liverpool are currently out in Qatar to play in the Fifa Club World Cup. Jurgen Klopp’s men take on Mexican side Monterrey at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha in the semi-final on Wednesday.And they will take part in the final or a third/fourth play-off on Saturday. stalemate Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The ground, which will host World Cup games up until the semi-final stage, has a retractable roof and air conditioning vents under seats for supporters. Pictures from talkSPORT’s Ian ‘The Moose’ Abrahams show Qatar’s Lusail Stadium has some way to go before being completed.The 80,000-seater arena will host the opening game of the 2022 World Cup on November 21 and the final of the tournament. @BroadcastMoose rookie error Players will be able to warm-up inside thanks to the indoor astro-turf pitch Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta targets Meanwhile, The Moose shared pictures of the stunning Al Bayt Stadium, which will be completed before the New Year. 6 The Lusail Stadium will host the opening game and the final of the 2022 World Cup @BroadcastMoose Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff One of the changing rooms in the Al Bayt Stadium Fifa’s decision to allow Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup has received plenty of backlash from the public.Multiple migrant workers have died while working on the country’s stadiums during 10-hour day shifts in temperatures of up to 45C. appointed statement 6 6 update @BroadcastMoose Hassan Al Thawadi, the Secretary General for the Supreme Committee of Delivery and Legacy, the organisation which is responsible for building the stadiums, insisted Qatar were making progress to improve working conditions.In June, he said: “There’s no doubt that every death is a tragedy, it’s as simple as that.“While progress has been made in the state of Qatar there is still a long way to go. Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship PEP TALK LIVE on talkSPORT @BroadcastMoose @BroadcastMoose 6 Fans will be kept cool during the games on target Check out all the live commentaries coming up across our network this week… 6 Plenty of work still needs to be done on the Lusail Stadium The tournament will be held in winter as opposed to the summer, for the first time in history, to minimise the risk of players’ and supporters’ health with the searing temperatures.The Lusail Stadium is set to be completed by 2020. Aston Villa vs Liverpool (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTLiverpool vs Monterrey (Wednesday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Leicester (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester United vs Colchester (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Stoke (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Arsenal (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTAston Villa vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Preston (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Manchester City vs Leicester (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTSheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule There are also air conditioning vents for the players, who will be competing in sweltering conditions.Teams will be treated to an indoor AstroTurf warm-up pitch, too. LATEST The Moose inside the Al Bayt Stadium “We are working very hard with (non-governmental organisations), medical institutions, trade unions and universities to do everything we can to address these issues.“I can’t speak on the time (it has taken), I can speak about the progress that has been made. As I said, in relation to death, no matter what we say, it’s never going to be enough.“But we are doing everything we can and we are making sure that whatever solutions we put in, aren’t just solutions for while we’re under the spotlight but solutions that remain beyond 2022.”