Four seasons in a row he has been playing the Madrid striker as a professional (between 2012 and 2014 he had participated in Second A with Castilla, practically in young age), since he ended up on loan at the Cordoba in 2015-16. In that campaign, De Tomás scored six goals, of which up to five came in the second round, and that only disputed four days as a starter. One course later, history was repeated with the Valladolid, again in Second A, although with more participation in the second half of the championship (14 titles) and scoring ten of its 14 goals from all over LaLiga. And the tempowered last, already in First, De Tomás was able to materialize six targets in the second round, of the 14 he did with Lightning in LaLiga. 17 of the 19 days he disputed them as headline and complete.So, in these last four consecutive years as a professional has marked 20 goals in the first laps (five per course) and 38 in the second: an average of 9.5 per season. Such a record would surely be worth salvation. It is the highest signing in the history of Espanyol. 20 million fixed, plus 2.5 variables and another in training rights that make it a bet as risky as determined on which to deposit a good part of the weight in the struggle for permanence. Raúl de Tomás assumes the challenge, as he assured in his presentation now a week ago, and his own scoring numbers endorse him. It’s a ‘killer’ of second laps, just the section that the parrots begin this Sunday against Villarreal. The debut of RDT in LaLiga. The climax, however, would come the following campaign, contributing decisively to the Rayo Vallecano promotion with a whopping 17 goals in the second round (with up to three ‘hat-tricks’), of the 24 he ended up scoring. There he did participate in 19 days of the game, of the 21 that make up each lap in Second.
Hundreds of squatters in the area known as LPRC Fence in Gardnersville outside Monrovia were told last Saturday morning to peacefully demand from the Liberian government the land on which they have invested thousands of US dollars as their new home.The area, which is part of the Monrovia Industrial Park, was squatted on by thousands of people during and following the civil war. Now GOL is demanding that they relocate because it plans to demolish all the structures in the area in order to reinstate the industrial park.“I know Ellen is a good mother,” stated Prince Kreplah, executive director of Citizens United to Promote Peace and Democracy in Liberia, a non-governmental organization. “She will behave like a mother whose children are asking for help.”Kreplah told the gathering that demanding for their rights as Liberian citizens is good, but “it must be done with respect and in peace.”“This is the only land that you cannot be deported from,” Kreplah told them as thousands cheered, “and therefore you ask the President, your mother, to let you live here.”He reminded them that there are many Liberians who were uprooted by the recent civil-war and have made residences in other countries and other places in Liberia as well.“Many of you were uprooted from your previous homes far and near and as a result you deserve to be helped by the government, your government in the best way,” he said.He added, “Your brothers and sisters who were uprooted from Liberia and are in other countries are asking for dual citizenship so that they can return to make their contributions to Liberia.“You are not asking for dual citizenship but you are asking the government to let you live on the land of your forefathers and I think your demand should be granted.”Kreplah told them, “Since the voice of the people is the voice of God, and since when we say government it means you, then it is important that the Liberian government listens to you and your demand to be let alone to live here.”He added, “I know this government is a responsible government and it will act humanely and responsibly.”Kreplah said he had no doubt that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf would not encourage the demolition of over 2,000 houses and displace nearly 60,000 Liberian citizens in the wake of the recent Ebola tragedy, of which many of the residents are survivors.Speaking to the Daily Observer Sayee Davis, 41, a retired Coast Guard personnel who has resided in the community for the last twelve years, said the recent announcement that houses in the community would be demolished has added more to the problems of the residents.Though the exercise was not carried out due to a last minute order from the Supreme Court, the residents are still worried.“We have been running since the war,” Davis said, “Where do we go from here?” He said should the Liberian government decide to eventually demolish the houses, “it would be a deliberate act by the government to create homeless people in the country.”A resident who identified himself as Komara, a mechanic, said, “I came here to reside with my nine children and other family members.“I lost two sisters to Ebola and the community asked me to leave. They threw our things out and we had to leave. This is home for us,” said Komara. “Who will listen to us?”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more