Haitian-American High School Principal, 36, Dies from Coronavirus

Dez-Ann Romain, principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy, a public high school, always kept her office neat and freshened with new flowers, and kept the school decorated with inspirational quotes.

“She was one of the most innovative school leaders I’ve ever worked with — her students just adored her,” said Courtney Winkfield, a New York City schools official who mentored Ms. Romain.

Ms. Romain died Monday from complications of the coronavirus — the first known death of a New York City public school staff member from the virus.

Ms. Romain’s death drove home what the authorities have been warning all along, that the virus does not just kill the old and medically frail. As of now, only five people under the age of 45 in New York City have died from the virus.

Dez-Ann Romain, principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy, a public high school, always kept her office neat and freshened with new flowers, and kept the school decorated with inspirational quotes.

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Haitian Times News Roundup – Mar. 25


U.S. citizens in Haiti to be repatriated to the United States

The Embassy of the United States in Haiti announced the repatriation of American citizens on Tuesday on its website. Many foreign citizens are stranded in the country following border closures and the government-ordered flight ban. The airline JetBlue, according to the American Embassy, ​​has obtained authorization from the Haitian government to operate repatriation flights for American citizens wishing to leave Haiti. Passengers must make their reservation and be in possession of a ticket purchased directly from the airline. Continue reading

Pharmacists involved in the fight against COVID-19

Haitian pharmacists are at the forefront of the fight against Coronavirus in the country. Mr. Rommel Cajuste, vice president of the Association of Pharmacists of Haiti, draws attention to the role of pharmacists in the control of medicines and the production of solutions. He denounces the conditions for the distribution of med..

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When Did Football’s Elite Fowards Hit Their Peaks?

At what point did world football’s elite forwards reach their peak?

We’ve trimmed a pool of exceptionally talented players to just 15—Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar chief among them—and tracked back through their careers to find the period in which they showed their finest-ever form.

The task of narrowing the selection to just 15 was arduous and difficult. Brilliant forwards like Paulo Dybala, Timo Werner and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have just missed the cut, which speaks to the quality present in the list.

We then relived their career highs, truly brightening what would have been a drab, football-less weekend in self-isolation, and picked a specific point in time where they were the best versions of themselves. Continue reading

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Inter & Juventus Interested In Sassuolo’s Manuel Locatelli

Inter and Juventus are both interested in signing Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli in the upcoming Summer transfer window according to a report from Italian news outlet CalcioMercato.com.

Locatelli has rebounded from rejection from AC Milan whilst playing for the Neroverdi club who are now reaping the benefits Locatelli has to offer having shown a belief in him.

Primis Player PlaceholderThe 22-year-old joined the club on a season long loan back in the Summer of 2018 and Sassuolo had an option to buy him the following Summer, which they did for €13 million.

Locatelli has went from strength to strength and his performances have not gone unnoticed with two of Italy’s biggest and best clubs now on his trail. The report goes on to state that Locatelli is valued by Sassuolo at between €25-30 million. Continue reading

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Corentin Tolisso unhappy at Bayern, Barca looking elsewhere to offload Coutinho

Neither player features regularly in Bayern Munich’s starting lineup. Tolisso’s record transfer and Coutinho’s hopeful loan both seem to be nearing a disappointing end.

Per a new report by Sky Sports Germany, Corentin Tolisso is unhappy at Bayern Munich, and a summer exit looks increasingly likely. Sky also suggests that there is virtually no chance Bayern will activate the buyout option in Philippe Coutinho’s loan from Barcelona, especially in light of how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the transfer market.

In the summer of 2017, Tolisso became Bayern’s most expensive transfer (at the time) when he made the switch from Olympique Lyon for around €42 million. His time with Bayern has been hampered by injuries, and he currently is struggling for a spot in Hansi Flick’s lineup, having started only 13 matches this season. Now, that the European Championship has been postponed, he also won’t have the opportunity to impress with the French National Team this summer.

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Lautaro Martinez Is On Real Madrid’s New Striker Shortlist

Spanish giants Real Madrid are on the look-out for a new striker with Inter’s Lautaro Martinez understood to be on their shortlist according to a report in today’s print edition of Spanish newspaper Marca.

Los Blancos primary target is Borussia Dortmund’s teen sensation Erling Braut Haaland, who has exploded onto the scene this term having netted 40 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions to date for Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund.

Paris Saint Germain’s Kylian Mbappe had been the Santiago Bernabeu’s original number one target but upon realising it would be particularly difficult to acquire him they shifted their attention to Haaland.

If unable to acquire Haaland, Real Madrid could well go in for Inter’s Lautaro Martinez, who is also strongly wanted by their arch rivals Barcelona. Continue reading

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Which Arsenal players’ contracts may be an issue if the Premier League is extended?

At this point it’s hard to visualize when the Premier League, or any sport for that matter, returns. Just getting back to some semblance of normal life and transit seems a ways away. For now leagues, clubs and the general public leave the hard work and decisions up to the health professionals and government health officials. But what if the Premier League does finish later this summer?

One of the scenarios that has been tossed around is to resume and complete the 2019-20 season, regardless of when that restart begins. The Premier League has stated that at this point they plan to complete the current season, even if that means delaying or impacting the 2020-21 season.

So if Arsenal had to finish this season, but it went into the fall, are there players whose contracts will expire during that duration? Like most clubs player contracts typically end on June 30th of a given year. If Arsenal were to continue playing past that point this year four players would require decisions. Continue ..

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