Villarreal is launched by Paco Alcácer. The yellow entity will negotiate with the Borussia Dortmund to seize the services of the Spanish international, which Valencia also sought. Peter Lim wanted him back for Mestalla, but Valencia has been knocking on his door for days and Alcácer, who was waiting for his club, is open to listen to other proposals three days after the market closes. Alcácer, as as.com reported last Monday, was clear about its roadmap for the last week of the market. The forward would wait for a call from Valencia until Wednesday. If there were no progress with the entity of Peter Lim, Alcácer would study other clubs where to continue his career, since he is not going through his best moment in Germany. Alcácer, which gave a proposal to Sevilla because his desire was to return to Valencia, he sees with good eyes the interest of Villarreal, a club close to his home, with European aspirations and which has several international payrolls, which makes him permanently on the coach’s agenda. The Villarreal, looking for a spare part for Ekambi, transferred this January market to Lyon, It has the OK of Alcácer to enter into negotiations with Borussia Dortmund. The position of the Germanic club is clear: it will not put obstacles at the exit of Alcácer as long as it enters a similar figure to the one that a year and a half ago paid for the striker (around 22 million euros). Villarrreal looks for formulas to undertake the signing, that in case of doing it in the terms that the German club demands, it would make Alcácer the highest transfer paid by the yellow club.
Western Bureau:Arnett Gardens FC swept into third place in the Red Stripe Premier League, on the back of a Marcelino Blackburn double at the Frome Sports Complex yesterday.The defending champions came from behind to clip Reno 2-1 after Tyshan Hill had fired Reno into the lead in the 21st minute. Blackburn levelled the score with a header in the 47th minute then struck again in added time with a dipping left-footed free kick.The victory takes them to third in the table, joining Humble Lion on 26 points, and left the home team in mid-table with 22 points.”I am very pleased with the win, because we have been having trouble scoring lately. These are two wonderful goals from Blackburn, and the team definitely deserves the win,” stated Arnett Gardens coach Jerome Waite.The result has left Reno coach Michael Graham struggling for words, as he was clearly upset.”This was a game we should have won, but for the lack of concentration in the second half,” Graham said.”After scoring first, we were looking to get all three points but we faltered and they scored an unfortunate goal,” he said.
Cyber Crime Bill outrage– Ramjattan, Trotman at loggerheadsDue to mounting criticisms, Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams has committed to having the controversial sedition clause in the proposed Cybercrime Bill looked at, while highlighting that the Government is in no rush to have that piece of legislation passed.While the bill holds two controversial clauses which seek to penalise persons who “attempt to bring into hatred or excite disaffection towards the Government,” Williams maintains there is no reason for the concerns expressed, as the sedition clause has always been a provision within local criminal law.Nevertheless, the Attorney General told the media on Thursday, “We will look at it.Attorney General Basil WilliamsWe will take it to the cabinet. Just like how it took two years to have it drafted, what’s the rush?”He argued that the bill in its current form would be able to achieve its original purpose and fight cybercrimes.Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has said while he understands the public’s concerns, the sedition clause is necessary because sedition is part of Guyana’s existing law. He went on further to state that the clause does not prevent online users from being critical of the Government.“We were very careful to ensure that we put a subparagraph that says if you criticize the Government it is not sedition, so we put limitations to what it is,” he said in Government’s defence.But in a recent statement to sections of the media, Alliance for Change (AFC) Leader Raphael Trotman said the AFC is prepared to vote against the bill in the National Assembly if the sedition clause is not deleted.“I can say that, as presently constructed, I, as Leader of the AFC, cannot support Clause 18.1 in the Bill, and will therefore be urging for an amendment; and if none is forthcoming, I will vote against it.”In response to questions posed regarding stakeholders as well as their coalition Government partner rejecting the specific clause in the Cybercrime Bill, Williams said they were negligent.“Everyone had ample time…The AFC also had representatives in the Special Select Committee… The fact that there has been no objection for well over twoAFC Leader and Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotmanyears when everyone who’s saying no now had representatives there (means) they were all negligent. It’s poor leadership,” he explained.Since the introduction of the legislation, many members of the public as well as several organisations have sought to criticise the clauses and Government, while calling for them to be removed from the Bill, the original purpose being to protect Guyanese and their children from the dangers of cyberspace.On Wednesday, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) expressed its concern over Section 18 of the Bill, which provides a structure for the charge of sedition. The GCCI believes sedition as an offence impinges on an individual’s right to criticize, and has no place in a democracy.The Chamber is of the view that freedom of speech and expression of views through debate, discourse and discussion underpin a healthy democracy and foster a conducive environment for development. It is under these grounds they think Government should give serious consideration to removing that clause.The Guyana Press Association (GPA) has also made calls for the removal of the offence of sedition from the Cybercrimes Bill because of the danger it presents to free speech. Prior to that, telephone giant GTT, via a correspondence, expounded similar concerns, as well as the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC).Laid in the National Assembly in 2016, Guyana’s Cybercrimes Bill had catered for, inter alia: illegal access to a computer system; illegal interception; illegal data interference; illegal acquisition of data; illegal system interference; unauthorised receiving or granting of access to computer data; computer-related forgery; computer-related fraud; offences affecting critical infrastructure; identity-related offences; child pornography; child luring; and violation of privacy among a slew of other offences.A Special Select Committee had been working on the Bill for the past few years, and their report on the Bill was presented recently. That committee was comprised of Williams, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Education Minister Nicolette Henry and parliamentarians Michael Carrington and Audwin Rutherford. The People’s Progressive Party was represented by Chief Whip Gail Teixeira andAFC Chairman and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattanparliamentarians Clement Rohee, Anil Nandlall and Gillian Persaud-Burton.The party noted, however, that PPP “members of the Select Committee that met on several occasions to consider this Bill were there and were absent sometimes” while outlining that their “presence alone, just being named to that Committee, does not elevate this to support of the PPP.”
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls flashed their anti-war credentials Thursday night and heaped criticism on President Bush’s Iraq policy in an early first debate of the 2008 campaign. “The first day I would get us out of Iraq by diplomacy,” said New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, one of eight rivals on the debate stage. “If this president does not get us out of Iraq, when I am president, I will,” pledged Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York. But Clinton found herself on the receiving end of criticism moments later when former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards said she or anyone else who voted to authorize the war should “search their conscience.” Edwards, in the Senate at the time, also cast his vote for the invasion, but he has since apologized for it. Of the eight foes participating in the debate at South Carolina State University, four voted earlier in the day to support legislation that cleared Congress and requires the beginning of a troop withdrawal by Oct. 1. The legislation sets a goal of a complete withdrawal by April 1, 2008. “We are one signature away from ending this war,” said Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. He said if Bush won’t change his mind about vetoing the bill, Democrats need to work on rounding up enough Republican votes to override him. In addition to Obama and Clinton, Sens. Joe Biden of Delaware and Chris Dodd of Connecticut also cast votes earlier in the day in favor of the legislation. Former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio also participated in the debate. Bush is barred by the Constitution from running for re-election next fall, and the result is an extraordinarily early start to the campaign to succeed him. The debate — nine months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses — was 90 minutes long without opening or closing statements from the candidates. Instead, each of the eight fielded questions in turn. That made for a rapid-fire debate but prevented follow-up questions when any of the eight sidestepped — as when Clinton and Biden avoided answering when asked whether they agreed with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s assessment that the Iraq war is lost. While Iraq dominated the debate’s early moments, Edwards was asked about having paid for a $400 haircut from campaign donations rather than from his own wallet. “That was a mistake, which we remedied,” he said. A wealthy former trial lawyer, he recalled once having gone to dinner at a restaurant as a young child and having to leave because his father could not afford the prices. “I’ve not forgotten where I came from,” he said. Five of the eight — Gravel, Biden, Dodd, Kucinich and Richardson — raised their hands when moderator Brian Williams of NBC News asked whether they had ever had a gun in their home. Asked about a recent Supreme Court ruling that upheld a ban on so-called partial birth abortions, several of the contenders replied they would not impose a litmus test on their own nominees to the high court. At the same time, they stressed their support for abortion rights, and said their appointees to the bench would reflect that. “Any of my appointments to the high court would necessarily reflect my thinking,” said Kucinich, who did not mention that he opposed abortion rights until switching positions before he ran for the White House in 2004. There were moments of levity, as when Williams referred to Biden’s reputation for “verbosity” and asked whether he had the discipline to be a player on the world stage. “Yes,” the Delaware lawmaker replied with uncharacteristic brevity. Perhaps because the campaign is still in its early stages, there was little cross-stage criticism. Gravel was an exception, when he said, “Some of these people frighten me, they frighten me. When you have main line candidates who say there’s nothing off the table when it comes to Iran,” he said, adding that was “code for using” nuclear weapons. On another issue, asked later why he was not supporting an NAACP ban on travel to South Carolina while the Confederate flag flies on the grounds of the State Capitol in Columbia, Biden noted that Rep. James Clyburn, a black member of Congress from another part of the state, had invited them to the debate. The flag “should be put in a museum,” added Obama, running the most competitive race in history for a black candidate. The debate was about 40 minutes old when Clinton made the first mention of her husband, the former president. Responding to a question about the recent shooting spree at Virginia Tech, she began by saying, “I remember very well when I accompanied Bill to Columbine” — the Colorado high school that was the scene of another shooting spree a decade ago. Not surprisingly, Bush’s Iraq war policy found no supporters on the debate stage. “I am proud that I opposed this war from the start,” said Obama — a jab at those on the stage who voted to authorize the invasion. “The president has a fundamentally flawed policy,” said Biden. “The president should start off by not vetoing the legislation he says he will veto.” Dodd said Bush was pursuing a “failed policy.” Kucinich jabbed at the senators on stage, saying it made no sense to oppose the war and then turn around and vote for more money as they did. The Ohio lawmaker voted against the legislation that cleared Congress earlier in the day. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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0Shares0000Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s chances of signing a new Arsenal deal are virtually nil, according to Sky sources. PHOTO/SKY.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 11 – The chances of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signing a new Arsenal deal are virtually nil, according to Sky sources.Oxlade-Chamberlain is inside the final 12 months of his current deal and attracting interest from Liverpool, Manchester City, And Chelsea. And the England midfielder is increasingly likely to leave this summer despite flying out to Australia on Arsenal’s pre-season tour this week.The Gunners are confident of keeping Oxlade-Chamberlain, according to newspaper reports on Tuesday, but sources close to the player have told Sky Sports News HQ contract negotiations are at an impasse, with no new talks planned.The lack of progress has frustrated Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been at the Emirates for six years.The 23-year-old has failed to nail down a regular position during his time at the club and was used at wing-back towards the end of last season, starting on the left in the FA Cup final win over Chelsea.Arsene Wenger said in April it was “vital” for Arsenal to keep Oxlade-Chamberlain, adding “it would be a big damage for us to lose this kind of player.”By Sky Sports 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A man shot while riding in a car Friday night died from his wounds early Saturday, coroner’s officials said. The man’s name has not been released. He was riding in the backseat of a black Toyota in the 4800 block of Oak Street when he was shot about 10:40 p.m., said Sgt. R. Shear. The driver and the front-seat passenger, both women, were unhurt. The man was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center where he died about 4:30 a.m., coroner’s officials said. Sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating. No information on the suspect was available Saturday. Woman sentenced on fraud charge SANTA ANA – A former executive will serve five months in prison and five months’ home confinement for embezzling $118,875 from a nonprofit shuttle service set up for tourists in the Anaheim resort area. Laurie Smith, 40, of Spokane, Wash., was the executive director, from October 1997 to December 2003, of Anaheim Transportation Network, which was set up by Disneyland and Anaheim-area hotels and restaurants to help tourists get to various venues, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Brett A. Sagel. She was sentenced Friday. As the executive director, Smith reported to the 11-member board for the city of Anaheim. She also had the authority to hire vendors to provide services to ATN as necessary, Sagel said. Smith, a former Whittier resident, admitted creating a fictitious vendor named Advanced Transportation Service to submit phony invoices for payment from ATN. The phony company had no employees and provided no services to ATN or any other company, but she billed ATN $118,875 from October 1997 to December 2003, Sagel said. Smith pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Alicemarie Stotler on Nov. 4 to one count of depriving the city of honest services through mail fraud. In addition to the sentence, Stotler ordered Smith to repay the money. Meals On Wheels seeks volunteers WHITTIER – Volunteers are needed to help Meals On Wheels deliver meals to shut-ins in the Whittier Area. If you can give two hours a day, once a week, once a month or help as a substitute, call or stop by the office at 7702 S. Washington Ave. between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. To volunteer or for more information, call (562)698-2750 or (562)696-8650. Sheriff’s museum exhibits artifacts WHITTIER – The Sheriff’s Museum at STARS Center, 11515 S. Colima Road, exhibits items spanning 154 years, from Los Angeles County’s first sheriff, George Burrill, to the current, 30th sheriff, Lee Baca. Numerous items, including artifacts, pictures, weapons, Hall of Justice items, riot squad shields, K-9 exhibit and others are available for public viewing. Visitors can see a sheriff and prisoner tell their story in a jail, view posse memorabilia, the Hughes rescue helicopter, the first woman deputy in the country and early jail matrons. Two private collectors of badges and patches are now exhibiting. Admission is free from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For group tours, call (562)946-7859, Wednesday or Thursday. – From staff reports
A whole host of Donegal GAA stars are launching their inaugural All-Star Performance camp that will take place over the Easter Period. However, this camp is unique and offers an alternative approach to that of other GAA camps that are usually run during the holiday periods.The Donegal GAA stars that have organised the All-Star Performance camp will implement their own expertise in Sports Science and Sports Performance Development. All-Ireland winners Michael Boyle and Peter Witherow spent time with the Sports Science department at Premier League side Queen Park Rangers last year.Witherow recently spent a fortnight with the Manchester City Sports Science team last month as part of his Masters degree in Sports Performance at the University of Limerick.Donegal star Martin McElhinney who is running the camp holds an Honours Degree in Sports Science.The trio will be joined by Neil McGee, Christy Toye, Odhran MacNiallais, Antoin McFadden and Donegal Ladies star Geraldine McLaughlin. The unique camp will focus on Identification, Education and development of key characteristics of Gaelic football performance.Key Camp Components1. Performance Testing2. Physical Preparation and Nutrition3. Tactical awareness 4. Skill DevelopmentThe four-day All-star Performance Camp begins on March 30th and ends on April 2nd.The four-day camp will take place at St Michael’s GAA Club in Dunfanaghy and will run from each day from 9.30am until 3pm.The camp is exclusively for boys and girls aged between 11 -16 only. To register go to the ‘All-star Performance Camp’ Facebook page or contact Martin Mc Elhinney directly on 0876768239.CoachesMichael Boyle (All Ireland Winner 2012, Msc Sports Performance)Martin Mc Elhinney (All Ireland Winner 2012, Bsc Sports Science,)Neil Mc Gee (All Ireland Winner 2012, 3 time All star)Christy Toye (All Irealnd Winner 2012, Bsc Sport & Recreation)Odhran Mc Niallais (All star Nominee 2014, Ulster All star 2014)Anton Mc Fadden (All Ireland Winner 2012, Bsc Sports Science)Peter Witherow (All Ireland Winner 2012, Msc Sports Performance)Geraldine Mc Laughlin (All Ireland Club winner with Termon 2014, Donegal Young Sports person of the year 2014) DONEGAL GAA STARS LAUNCH INAUGURAL ‘ALL-STAR PERFORMANCE CAMP’ was last modified: March 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:All-Star Performance CampdonegalGAAInauguralMartin McElhinneyMichael BoylenewsPeter WitherowSportUnique
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CHICAGO — Sharks forward Patrick Marleau scored twice and was named the first star of Thursday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Logan Couture was named the third star after he played 20 minutes of solid two-way hockey.But the thing that impressed Sharks coach Pete DeBoer the most in his team’s 5-4 win over the Blackhawks at the United Center was how they played in the third period.From DeBoer’s perspective, it may have been the finest his team looked all season.“I thought the last 20 …
Founder: The Future FactoryWhy is Anne a Community Builder?At the age of 37, Anne Siroky was South Africa’s number one beach volleyball player. After sustaining a back injury in 2001 – just one year after her coveted title was earned – Anne retired from the sport and translated her passion for playing volleyball into a compulsion to coach the sport and mentor the youth.This was how The Future Factory was born. Starting off in a couple of schools in the Western Cape, The Future Factory has now grown to over 30 schools in the province – without any outside funding, operating only from Anne’s car and cellphone.Anne’s vision for The Future Factory is to keep young South Africans entertained and, ultimately, off the streets.In her own words .“It’s not just about sports. It’s about teaching them the necessary life skills that will help them to understand that education is very, very important to their life.”Fast FactsAnne’s programmes focuses on life skills and sports development, including volleyball coaching, teambuilding, HIV/Aids education, feeding programmes, camp facilitation for the Novalis Institute, and holiday programmes for Cape Town communities.Anne also runs a jazz dance academy and teambuilding workshops and does motivational speaking throughout the Western Cape.Anne is very aware of what is happening in the South African communities; she recently spent the night under a bridge with homeless people as part of a radio station campaign to experience life as “the other half” live it.Anne was named the Shoprite Checkers SABC2 Woman of the Year for Sport in 2007. To date, Anne has helped more than 100 000 kids in the Western Cape region.How can I help?To find out more about The Future Factory programme, to volunteer or to make a donation, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Story published on SAinfo on 20 June 2008.Source: Brand South Africa
Robo56 with Paty_Ruth at 4P- Ctenicky haj (GLPGNFNK), Czech RepublicThis is why it’s always better to geocache with a friend – you never know when you’ll need that extra lift! Notognio with Jicki 123 at first one (GLPCQXHP), LuxembourgA small cache nets big smiles from these two pals! xprank with sysmeg at Зелен ад – Zelene peklo – Green Hell (GC4FNB8), BulgariaKeep smiling, don’t turn around. Nothing to see back there. Icke! with DieKaiserin at “Klein Venedig” (GLPGEJMC), Bayern, GermanyThumbs up for new adventures! TeamHokulea with CacherTobi at Hawaii Kai TB hotel (GLPGTN4Y), HawaiiIsland-style geocaching. Abbysch1 with Ces1993 at Bailey’s Happy Landing (GC5B203), Connecticut, United StatesExtra points for bringing the entire crew! During Friend to Find Week, thousands of geocachers took their “muggle” friends to find their very first cache.We were thrilled with the submissions to the Friend to Find photo contest. Almost 2000 entries, from every corner of the world, provided evidence for a lot of friend-ly geocaching. The pictures were all so fun, we wish we could have named them all winners! However, we did cull it down to the Top Ten that we felt did the best job of portraying the breadth of your experiences. Well done to all of the participants, and congratulations to the winners – a new profile badge is headed your way! HumbleCat with ETraveller at Bassett Cove (GLPG6P4N), Southwest England, United KingdomPhotobomb, geocaching style. A big thanks to everyone who participated in Friend to Find Week.Who first introduced you to geocaching? Tell us in the comments below.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFAQs: The lost treasure of Mary HydeJuly 10, 2017In “Learn”Geocachers make history at Geowoodstock 2018June 29, 2018In “News”A peek into a secret cache building society: Interview with cache owner CacheDweebDecember 20, 2018In “Community” KristaWalks with Zoey_the_Puppy at Elmiras Famous #3 (GLPGAG4A), New York, United StatesHonorable Mention (to be fair, when we announced the contest, we never specified the number of legs). Seemyshell with InTheLoop at 1000 Young (GLPF8P1J), New South Wales, AustraliaSeemyshell knows that if you’re going to introduce a friend to geocaching, you might as well start at the top! Misselyne with GOCLO at la nano a Eric Monté à bord svp (GLPF85TA), Quebec, CanadaCould these two be any more excited?