Great start by Bolts

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 6-foot stealthy guard from Davao City torched the Dyip with 23 points, capping his endgame heroics with a sneaky drive for the Bolts to gain the edge that they protected in the dying seconds.“We talked in the dugout during halftime and everybody agreed that we need to give more effort in defense,” said Amer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the second game, NLEX, behind the 33 points and 23 rebounds of Olu Ashaolo, controlled the game from start to finish en route to a 103-90 victory over TNT KaTropa.The Road Warriors were methodical in their control of the match, holding off repeated rallies by TNT through the heroics of Larry Fonacier and Mac Tallo. “I expect us to be in game shape and get better as the conference wears on,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Volley, wushu bets to skip parade, opt to practice MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal The leather is one hot potato in a mad scramble featuring (from left) Columbian’s Jackson Corpuz and Meralco’s Mike Tolomia, Reynel Hugnatan and Nico Salva. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAllen Durham hinted of remarkable things to come for the Meralco Bolts with a near triple-double output in the opening game of the PBA Governors’ Cup.But it still took an overflow of zeal and artistry from Baser Amer for the Bolts to get over the hump in a come-from-behind 109-106 victory over Columbian Dyip Friday night at Ynares Center in Antipolo City.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced NLEX was playing without coach Yeng Guiao, who is in Jakarta coaching the men’s national team in the Asian Games.While NLEX never lost grip of the match, Meralco needed a big second half to turn back Columbian.The Bolts scored over 40 points in the third quarter alone, a fightback from a 10-point halftime deficit keyed by coach Norman Black’s verbal outburst at intermission.“That bad start got us a sermon from coach Norman. After that, we were able to execute our game plan in the second half,” said Amer, who had a couple of threes aside from eight rebounds and six assists.Durham finished with 26 points on top of 20 rebounds and nine assists.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Air Quality Advisory for District of Taylor now cancelled

first_imgThe Ministry of Environment has now cancelled the air quality advisory warning it issued yesterday for the District of Taylor. The advisory had been issued after smoke, possibly from forest fires in the Alberta Peace and open burning downriver from Taylor, became trapped in the valley. However, brisk winds in the region to day are expected to blow the smoke out of the area.- Advertisement –last_img

Simi Valley Calendar

first_imgPower Walking, 8-9 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $30. Call (805) 584-4400. Muscle Sculpting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Sycamore Drive Community Center, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Room B1, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Studio Art Workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Open Gym Basketball, 1:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. TODAY Sunday evening hike, 4 at the Rocky Peak Trailhead at the end of Rocky Peak Road off Santa Susana Pass. Call (805) 584-4400. MONDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Monthly fee: $40, or $20 for 65 and older. Call (805) 379-2378. Jazzercise Aerobics, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Alternative Recreation Program: Yoga Club, 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Houghton Park, 4333 Township Ave., Simi Valley. Parents can register and participate with their child. Monthly fee: $24. Call (805) 584-4400. New Hope for breast-cancer survivors, 7-8:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Free. Registration required. Call (805) 527-5360, Option 3. Aqua Fit, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Peggers Cribbage Club, 7 p.m., at Simi Country Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 1550 Rory Lane, Simi Valley. Call (805) 527-8164. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Boots and Slippers Square Dance Club, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Fee: $5. Call (805) 583-3055 or e-mail sqdncrmn@pacbell.net. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Women’s Anger Management class, 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. TUESDAY Family planning clinic, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. For an appointment, call (805) 578-3677. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Rotary of Simi Valley will meet at noon at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way. Call (805) 583-4825. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Bowling, 4-5:30 p.m. at Brunswick Valley Bowl, 5255 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Fee: $5 per week. Call (805) 584-4400. Tuesday Evening Hike, 6:30, meet at the Long Canyon parking lot at Long Canyon Road and Wood Ranch Parkway. Call (805) 529-5581. Story time, 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road. Call (805) 526-1735. Simi Solos Toastmasters will meet, 7:30 p.m., Simi Valley YMCA, 3200 Cochran St. Call (805) 990-4950. Overeaters Anonymous, 8 p.m. at Church of Christ, 1554 Sinaloa Road, Simi Valley. Call (805) 581-4717 or (805) 529-8183. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. WEDNESDAY Swim and Stay Fit, 6-8 a.m. at the Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1765 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $40/month; 65 and older, $20/month. Call (805) 379-2378. Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will meet at 7 a.m. at Paul’s Italian Villa, 2585 Cochran St. Call (805) 583-2857. Chair Exercise, 12:30 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. CPR Update: Health Care Provider class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Simi Valley Hospital, 2975 N. Sycamore Drive. Call (805) 955-6890. Tot Time story time, 11 a.m. at Borders Books and Music, 2910 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley. For ages 2-5. Call (805) 526-2800. Step Aerobics, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Emotional Intelligence Training for Parents, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. Action Parent and Teen Support program, 6:30 p.m. at Apollo High School, 3150 School St., Simi Valley. Hotline: (800) 367-8336. Water Exercise, 7-8 p.m. at Rancho Simi Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Fee: $40. Call (805) 584-4400. Emotions Anonymous, 7:30-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Wood Room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. Free. Call (805) 526-6231. Deep Water Workout, 8-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park pool, 1692 Sycamore Drive. Monthly fee: $45. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Woman’s Club, monthly meeting, 11 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005 Los Angeles Ave. Call (805) 583-8272. Men’s Anger Management class, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. THURSDAY Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise will meet, 7 a.m. at Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. Call (805) 520-4894. Jazzercise Aerobics, 9-10 a.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Videos in the Lounge, 1 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Call (805) 583-6363. Reproductive health care clinic, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Ventura County Public Health, 660 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite B2, Simi Valley. Call (805) 578-3677. Tap for Fitness, 2:30-4 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Scrabble group , will meet at 1 p.m. at Moorpark Active Adult Center, 799 Moorpark Ave. Call (805) 517-6261. Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Thursday Evening Hike, 6 at the Chumash Trailhead. Call the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District at (805) 584-4400. Open Gym Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2 or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Simi Valley Toastmasters, 7:30 p.m. at Clarion Commons, 5300 E. Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 522-9591. Co-custody parenting class, 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Counseling Center, 1633 Erringer Road, No. 203-B, Simi Valley. Call (805) 582-2619. FRIDAY Basic Training, 6-7 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave. Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 6-9 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Finding the Artist Within, a class for people 50 and over involving various forms of art, 9-11 a.m., Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. (805) 583-6363. Monthly fee $30. SATURDAY Jazzercise Aerobics, 8-9 a.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Fee: $5, or $25 a month. Call (805) 584-4456. Open Gym Basketball, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rancho Santa Susana Community Center, 5005-C Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley. Fee: $2, or $10 a month. Call (805) 584-4400. Calendar events are compiled each week. Items must reach the Daily News one week before the Sunday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be attached for contact purposes. Mail to Simi Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. 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Baby Bleus ‘must do better’ says France coach Deschamps

first_imgBut going on their performance at the Kazan Arena on Saturday, Peru will fancy their chances of causing an upset when they face a side brimming with talent but lacking “fluidity” and “speed” in key departments against a tough Socceroos side.“It’s the World Cup, it’s the first match. But, yes, we must do better, and we can do better,” said Deschamps.Struggling to break down a tough and physical Socceroos defence in a frustrating first half, it took a first, historic VAR decision at the World Cup to hand France a lifeline.Following an underwhelming opening half, Antoine Griezmann stepped up to beat goalkeeper Mathew Ryan from the spot on 58 minutes after Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha used video footage to ascertain the Atletico Madrid star had indeed been fouled by Australia defender Josh Risdon.Although Australia captain Mile Jedinak levelled from the spot four minutes later following a handball by Samuel Umtiti, France snatched a lucky win when Manchester United star Paul Pogba’s deflected shot looped over Ryan in the 81st minute.The “job got done”, reflected Deschamps.But after highlighting opening match jitters, Deschamps refused to hit out at his misfiring front line of Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele and 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.“It was nothing to do with the fact we have a lot of young players,” said Deschamps in defence of a squad which, after Nigeria, is the youngest at the World Cup.– ‘Lacked speed’ – “In our last four World Cup campaigns we’ve only won our opening match once (in 2014, against Honduras).“We’ve got the job done, because the first match is always very important, and this sets us up well for the rest of the group.“It was a difficult, complicated match against a tough Australian side.“But we lacked speed in terms of moving the ball around or getting forward and that benefited Australia’s game.“It wasn’t a great start for us… we should have pressed them a little higher, but even then we weren’t flowing well.“Australia might not be a top European side but we can’t say they don’t have some quality.”Although Griezmann wrote himself into the history books by becoming the first player to score at the World Cup from a VAR verdict, he suggested some of France’s World Cup débutants had suffered stage fright.“For a lot of our players it was their first match (at the World Cup), but we know that, technically, we didn’t play to our potential,” he said.“It was important to start with a win but we know there are a lot of things to improve, we struggled to find each other during the game.“But we have nearly a week before meeting Peru, so we hope to rectify that.”France last played a south American side three months ago, a 3-2 defeat to Colombia in Paris.Deschamps added: “Peru have a lot of quality. They’re a proud side who play with passion, and I’ve been told there’s 30,000 Peruvians in Moscow.“We played Colombia in March, so we know the South American mentality.“We have time, it’s Thursday, we’ll focus on recovering before thinking about our next match.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France coach Didier Deschamps relieved his young France team came through a tough opener against Australia with three pointsKAZAN, Russia, June 16 – Didier Deschamps has told France they “must do better” after escaping a humiliating draw with Australia in a 2-1 World Cup opener decided by VAR and goalline technology.The tournament’s second-youngest team arrived in Russia with lofty ambitions 20 years after Deschamps captained Les Bleus to the 1998 World Cup title at the Stade de France.last_img read more

UK Chronicle: A day in the capital, London

first_img0Shares0000The view of the Emirates Stadium in London from the coaches’ touchline. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 3 – London is a beautiful city, very beautiful, such that on Friday when I, in the company of Standard newspaper reporter Rodgers Eshitemi and K24 sports anchor Shawn Osimbo got lost changing buses, we didn’t mind taking long walks to find where we were going.First of all, it wasn’t easy moving around at the beginning. The biggest agenda on the day, having arrived early for the SportPesa Trophy game between Kenyan champs Gor Mahia and English Premier League side Everton, was a stadium tour.No guesses as to where our pick for the tour was.. of course, The Emirates… Life-long fans, life-long dreams!SportPesa are also Arsenal’s official Africa betting partners.We thought we could quickly jump on an Uber from our hotel and make our way to the stadium located on Hornsey Road in North London, but just as the first timers we were, we didn’t know their Ubers don’t take cash.. card only, please.Outside the Emirates Stadium is a roll of group photos of every squad that played for Arsenal in the Highbury era that ended in 2006. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluOur next alternative was to get a bus.. but again… no cash!We had to get a travelling card, what in London is referred to as an Oyster card, to enable us hop onto buses that charge £1.50 (Sh197)a trip. The cards are pre-loaded with any preferred package from as low as (Sh657) £5 to enable you to move around.Just tap it on a reader in the bus and boom! Your £1.50 is gone and you are good to take your journey.We did just that and alas! We were changing buses like it was a new hobby. We took a bus that would take us close to our destination at the Emirates, but yes, we got lost and didn’t alight at the stop we should have.Hopped onto another, same cycle, but this time round, we decided to ask for directions and walk.Arsenal’s 2018/2019 squad photo is beautifully placed on the club’s wallsAt about 10:30am, we got to the Emirates Stadium (emotions rising high of course) and there our tour started.From the Thierry Henry Statue at the entrance to the Arsenal shop, this was a classic example of a club that has realized its huge fan base and most importantly decided to commercialize on it. This is something that our clubs, especially Gor Mahia now that they are in town should borrow a leaf from.The stadium tour cost £23 (Sh3,025) and it was worth every penny.From the Arsenal Museum to the changing rooms and the immaculate pitch, it was a brilliant morning.The guides, very friendly and helpful took us through every bit of The Emirates, from where the top bosses sit, it’s called the Diamond Club. The likes of Arsenal Chairman Chips Keswick, his Board of Directors and the club’s top bosses enjoy the game from a good vintage point of view at the Diamond Club.The Diamond Club at the Emirates Stadium where the high and mighty sit to enjoy the great Arsenal playEven the Royal Family, when they come to the Emirates to watch the great Arsenal play, have their places at the Diamond Club.From expensive drinks to food and extremely comfortable leathered seats, you get to enjoy an Arsenal match like you never have. And, it is not only the big, mighty and known that get to sit at the Diamond Club. Well, everyone can. But, do you have £30,000 (Sh3.9mn) a year?Well, that is what will cost you to be a member of this exclusive club.Below them is the Director’s Box which also has a good vintage view, with almost same facilities, but not as posh and plum. Here as well, is where the other cadre of club bosses get to watch their team play from.Lest you forget! The 49-games unbeaten season of 2003/2004 is viewed as the greatest in Arsenal history. The trophy they won last year is beautifully displayed at the stadiumThe changing room was bliss. We couldn’t take long at the away section because they were preparing it for the arrival of on-form Liverpool, who take on the Gunners on Saturday evening at 5:30pm (8:30pm Kenyan time).The home changing room was another thing of beauty.Apart from the general room where the players sit before, at half time and after the match, there is a separate massage room, a mini-swimming pool and state of the art bathrooms.Head coach Unai Emery also has his own space, with a somehow office setting complete with comfortable leather seats, a set of TV and a changing room as well.View from the Director’s Box at the Emirates Stadium in LondonWe also got the opportunity to walk down to the pitch as well, the beautiful manicured lawns being prepared whole day for Liverpool’s visit.From all the tour, there a huge lesson for Kenyan clubs especially the two biggest in the country, Gor and AFC.The club gets revenue from selling merchandise, offering stadium tours, and not only depending on sponsors and match-day ticket revenues. Why can’t our clubs build their brands to this level, at least, even half of it?If Gor, AFC and then all other Kenyan clubs could get their own stadia, no matter how small, it could be a starting point to this journey. Merchandising is another idle goldmine that these two big clubs in Kenya are sitting on.Well, that is it from our day one in the United Kingdom.I tried to have a press conference on my own, at the exact position Unai Emery gives his, but it was an empty auditoriumThe day ended with us travelling with the Gor Mahia team from the Euston Train Station to Liverpool, which is going to be our home for the next four days.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from United Kingdom-0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Local anti-war measure may land on February ballot

first_img“I just read today that 1.2 million Iraqis have died in addition to the 3,700 Americans,” said Rosendahl, a Vietnam-era veteran. “We have to do all we can to add our voice to those who want to bring this war to an end.” One problem the council could face is cost. City election officials have estimated the price tag for a single ballot measure at $5 million. On another anti-war front, the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, is recruiting members to attend a Sept. 29 march in Washington, D.C. “Labor’s voice must be heard on this crucial issue of the war, especially at a time when our rights are under attack from the right to organize,” the union said. The march will culminate a week of demonstrations coinciding with congressional debate on the war. The anti-war movement hit Los Angeles City Hall last week, and an effort is under way to get the city to put a referendum on the Iraq war on the Feb. 5 ballot. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last week vetoed a measure that would have put a call for a U.S. troop pullout on the California ballot, saying he was concerned it “would only further divide voters and shift attention from other critical issues that must be addressed.” But the Hollywood Neighborhood Council is urging Los Angeles council members and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to back a local referendum on the issue. Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who has introduced an anti-war measure, said he would consider making it a ballot initiative. California Democrats are engaged in their own political battles at home, trying to head off a Republican proposal that would change the state’s electoral college system. The GOP proposal would end the winner-take-all rules and instead apportion electoral votes based on returns in congressional districts. California Democratic Party Chairman Art Torres last week said the party was creating a special campaign called Fraud Busters to fight the proposal. As of late Friday, however, the group’s Web site for information – www.cadems.org/fraudbusters – was still under construction. In a city that prides itself on diversity, one of Los Angeles’ neighborhood councils found itself forced to reschedule a forum on the topic after the group forgot to look at the calendar. The first forum by the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council was originally scheduled for this coming Saturday. But that day is also the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur and the council drew accusations that it was being insensitive. The event has been rescheduled to Nov. 3. Gil Duran, a spokesman for the mayor, said the mayor was pleased to see the change in the schedule. “We weren’t involved in the planning of this event but are grateful it is being changed,” Duran said. Staff Writer Kerry Cavanaugh contributed. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Everton midfielder signs new five-year contract

first_img1 Midfielder James McCarthy has committed his future to Everton by signing a new five-year contract at Goodison Park.The 24-year-old Republic of Ireland international has made 76 appearances for the Toffees since arriving from Wigan in 2013.McCarthy had reportedly attracted the interest of Tottenham and Manchester City, but manager Roberto Martinez insisted all summer that the player was going nowhere.And the player put any links to a possible exit to bed by signing on with the Merseyside club until 2020.He told evertonfc.com: “I’m buzzing and delighted to be committing my future long term to Everton.“I’ve loved every minute I’ve been here, with the fans having made me feel so welcome from day one, as well as the players and staff.“This is a brilliant club with a brilliant fan-base and what we want to try to do is bring some success here and push forward,” the Republic of Ireland international added.“The gaffer is trying to build a team and a squad for the long term and I’m excited to be a part of that and to be a part of this team.” Midfielder James McCarthy last_img read more

‘Real Madrid haven’t given up on De Gea deal but they will FAIL’, talkSPORT told

first_imgGraham Hunter expects David De Gea to remain at Manchester United despite Real Madrid still pushing to complete his signing.United agreed a deal to sell the goalkeeper to the Spanish giants on Monday but the necessary paperwork was lodged just moments after the deadline for European transfers had passed.An appeal has now been launched to FIFA to authorise De Gea’s move but Hunter told talkSPORT on Tuesday morning: “I think they will fail.“They are convinced this got far enough that the margin between error and success is thin enough that because they are Real Madrid they can say there were hold ups that shouldn’t prevent this deal taking place. But they will fail.”The late collapse of the deal for De Gea has seen United chief Ed Woodward come under severe fire.Hunter claims the Premier League side have handled the situation terribly, but he insists Real should not escape criticism for their role in the saga.“They are almost as culpable as Manchester United in this farce,” the Spanish football expert said.“This deal arrived at la Liga, where it has to be registered in terms of FIFA’s transfer market system, 28 minutes late. “Real knew for well over a year they wanted Casillas out and De Gea in, so they look stupid.“United come off worse, because they have a player who doesn’t want to be there.”last_img read more

Vietnamese refugees find home, aim to unite family

first_imgROSEMEAD – Far from an Upton Sinclair novel, the story of Minh Le’s immigration to the United States three months ago is one of hopefulness and opportunity. “I’m very happy,” Le, 47, said last week, a grin splitting his face. Le and his son, Tuan, 19, arrived here Sept. 26 from the Philippines, where they were stranded for 16 years as stateless refugees after fleeing Vietnam. When we first met them, the father and son were still dazed after a long plane flight from Manila and entirely uncertain about their future. Three months later, they are now renting a house on Jackson Avenue in Rosemead and giddy about starting classes this week at El Monte-Rosemead Adult Education Center. Westminster-based lawyer Lan Nguyen was instrumental in getting Minh and Tuan Le out of the refugee camp along with 1,600 other stranded, stateless refugees. While some of the refugees struggle to adapt to American life, Le is different. “He’s taking it in stride,” Nguyen said. “He had a more difficult time in Manila.” Le’s future is made brighter by the possibility of reuniting with his wife and two children, who remain in Vietnam. Since landing in America, Le can now routinely call his wife on the telephone. It’s a big deal for him, since the refugee camp didn’t have a telephone and communication between husband and wife was through letters. “We call them every two or three weeks,” Tuan Le said. Le hasn’t seen his wife, daughter and son since leaving Vietnam in 1990 aboard a 63-foot boat with 151 other refugees. The boat people drifted for seven days in no particular direction until arriving in the Philippines. Le fled Vietnam after a 1989 cutoff date that would have allowed him to enter the United States as a refugee. Vietnam didn’t want him back; the Philippines didn’t want him, either. He become one of the 1,600 Vietnamese refugees stranded, countryless and broke in the Philippines. The group was herded into a camp in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan province, and languished without basic civil rights. Still, he said it was a somewhat better life than in Vietnam, where he was forced out of Saigon and into a “new economic zone” deep in the jungle. There, he was forced to labor and paid only in rice and salt. But those days are gone. Now Minh and Tuan are looking ahead. Tet, the Vietnamese new year, is just around the corner and Minh plans to have a dinner with his two roommates – also boat people who were stranded in the Philippines. The refugees who have arrived in the United States – about 1,100 so far – have mostly kept in touch. Nguyen said Le is a strong link among members of that community. The last batch of 400 refugees will arrive in Los Angeles on Jan. 24. jason.kosareff@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CHURCH LAUNCHES SUICIDE PREVENTION CARD AS PRIEST ADMITS WE FACE EPIDEMIC

first_imgThe Diocese of Raphoe has launched a practical campaign to fight what one priest has described as the “epidemic of suicide.”It comes as a well-known local priest admitted he is aware that up to 30 people have spoken or contemplated suicide or actually took their own life in Donegal within the past month alone.The campaign’s centre piece is a Suicide Prevention Card which was introduced by Bishop Philip Boyce yesterday. Thousands of the cards, which include phone numbers for practical help, will be distributed to schools and at masses.Launching the card, Dr.Boyce said he wanted the public to know that the issue of suicide was very much in the minds of the Church.Speaking after the launch, Fr Eamonn McLaughlin told Donegal Daily that the Church now realises it must act.“Suicide in Donegal and in Ireland has been described as an epidemic and that’s not an unfair comment. “On a personal level I know of up to 30 people who have spoken about it, contemplated it while others have actually done it over the past month.“I have dealt directly with five of those people myself,” revealed Fr McLaughlin.This Sunday sees a special suicide mass celebrated at St Eunan’s Cathedral at 12 noon.The homily will deal with the issue of suicide and the offertory gifts will be brought to the altar by people directly touched by suicide.Fr McLaughlin added that as well as offering a practical help to those considering suicide, the Church wanted to help on a spiritual basis. “The Suicide Prevention Card contains a picture of Jesus embracing a person. We want people to know that no matter how low they fell, Jesus will always be there for them.”CHURCH LAUNCHES SUICIDE PREVENTION CARD AS PRIEST ADMITS WE FACE EPIDEMIC was last modified: May 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DR PHILIP BOYCEepidemicFr Eamonn McLaughlinlaunchedSuicide Prevention Cardlast_img read more