One year after Benzema’s injury in the right pinky

first_imgIn December the state of the finger could be seen: a picture of him next to the Barcelona striker Kheira Hamraoui in Dubai, he caught the attention of social networks: his finger showed a stranger red lump.. that has not prevented him from continuing to score goals. Since Karim wears that bandage she has scored 30 goals in 37 games Among all competitions. Karim Benzema he won’t forget it easily: the last Monday it was fulfilled one year from his pinky fracture of his right hand. The end of the first part of the Betis-Real Madrid last season when, in a fortuitous set with Marc Bartra, defender Benzema was falling on the grass of the verdiblanco stadium and the left hand was brought towards the right hand: the pinky had just fractured. It was replaced at restso for Christ, because, according to Solari, his coach at the time, “it hurt a lot, although Karim has hands on his feet …” Evaluated upon his return from the capital of Spain, the medical opinion He was reassuring at first: “After reviewing our player Karim Benzema he has been diagnosed with a fracture in the phalanx of the fifth finger of his right hand.” That day, the forward appeared in Valdebebas driving his own vehicle, showing protection covering the affected area… and so He has continued playing since then: with a protection manufactured “with soft, light and padded material“, as established in point 4.4 of the FIFA Regulation. Interestingly, his first rival with the protected finger was Sevilla, the same as this Saturday …last_img read more

SOCU investigation near completion

first_imgSole-sourced Demerara River bridge feasibility studyThe Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is close to wrapping up its investigations into the awarding of a sole-sourced contract for a feasibility study into constructing the new Demerara River bridge.The Public Procurement Commission had stated that the sole sourcing of the contract for the new Demerara River bridge feasibility study was illegalThis is according to SOCU Head, Assistant Police Commissioner Sydney James, when contacted by Guyana Times. While he noted that investigations were in an advanced stage, he declined to give details on whether charges would be laid.“The investigation is almost completed. It’s an ongoing investigation, but it is being finalised. The report is being finalised,” James explained, although he would only say “shortly” when asked for a specific timeframe for completion.The contract in question was awarded to Dutch company LievenseCSO for a feasibility study into the new bridge. The Opposition had requested that the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) investigate the award of the $148 million sole-sourced contract.SOCU head, Assistant Police Commissioner Sydney JamesIn its report on the matter, the PPC had flagged Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson for requesting from Cabinet that the contract be sole-sourced, instead of being processed through the Procurement Board as the law says should be done.The PPC completed its investigation into the award of the contract for a feasibility study on a new Demerara River bridge, and handed its report over on August 7, 2018. The report noted that several companies had bid for the project to do the feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River bridge, and 12 companies had been shortlisted.The report had added that only two of the 12 companies had made proposals. As such, the bidding process was annulled. It added that on November 12, 2016, the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) approved the move for the project to be re-tendered. The project was not re-tendered; instead, Dutch company LievenseCSO was engaged by the Public Infrastructure Ministry to do the work.Page seven of the report noted that the bid from LievenseCSO was “unsolicited”, but Patterson took the company’s proposal to Cabinet for approval, and Cabinet granted its approval for the company to be engaged. The report, on page seven, stated that monies to be spent on the project were taken from the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (Asphalt Plant Accounts).It was subsequently announced that SOCU would be investigating the matter. Patterson submitted a statement to the investigative unit in September of this year, although this was criticised as the Opposition said the same standard used on them should apply to the Government. Around that time, Opposition politicians were being questioned at SOCU headquarters over other matters.last_img read more