Box: “I am devastated”

first_imgWith regard to the FA, I understand the process that you have to carry out to prosecute any accusation of racism, in fact I am totally in favor of any persecution to eliminate this scourge of racism in sport, however I want to say that these 5 months have been most difficult of my professional career, and I don’t feel at all that the guilty verdict is a reflection of what really happened.I am sure that my family, friends, colleagues and technical bodies with whom I have worked all these years in my professional career know that I would NEVER use words with racist meaning and connotations, and that my respectful behavior towards the rival since I started my career has Always been honest and with the maximum fairplay.Finally, to thank the club, Leeds United, for the support received this time and in this process, and without any doubt thank you for the support I receive week by week of this incredible hobby that is what makes me feel stronger in complicated moments. “ Kiko Casilla has responded to the FA, in a statement insisting on her innocence. The goalkeeper, accused of racist insults, faces a penalty of eight matches and almost 70,000 euros fine. Therefore, he wanted to share with his followers a note to defend themselves and punish all types of discrimination in football, sports and society. “I feel sad and devastated. (…) I would NEVER use words with meaning and racist connotations, “writes the former Real Madrid in his social network. This is the full statement:“I feel sad and devastated for having been convicted of making a racist comment during the game last September against Charlton.First of all I want to make it clear and very blunt that racism should not be tolerated in football, in sports, nor has a place in our society.last_img read more

‘Significant Milestone’ for Mt. Coffee

first_imgThe first phase of the reservoir impoundment (filling the reservoir with water) of the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Dam Project in Harrisburg has been completed, paving the way for the commissioning of the first 22 megawatt turbine in December.“By October 19, the team on the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Rehabilitation Project successfully completed the reservoir impoundment (filling the reservoir with water). This major milestone is a pre-condition for commissioning of the first turbine,” Bill Hakin, Project Director of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) said. On October 15, the spillway gates were gradually closed in order to increase the water level in the reservoir. On Wednesday, October 19, the water level reached 28 metres above sea level (masl), which is just one meter below the maximum operating level. “This is a significant milestone in the project for us, because at this water level, we are now able to start testing the first turbine unit, and this wouldn’t have been possible without great team work and a lot of dedication,” said Hakin.Despite a number of challenges, he said, the project is still on track to allow the hydropower facility to deliver electricity to the LEC grid by mid December 2016 as planned. Local fishermen were evidently also pleased with this result since it is 26 years since the water level has been this high in the reservoir, and it is now ripe for fishing, a press release from the Liberia Electricity Corporation said yesterday.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more