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Posted by: | Posted on: May 14, 2020

21st Century Cracks: Ilias, a hope in chaos

first_imgIt didn’t take long for Barça to realize its mistake. At the Carnaval Cup in Argentona, Ilias shone and Jordi Roura approached his family to tell them that they wanted him back, assuming the mistake they had made just a few months before. Madrid, with scouts also in that tournament, was on the prowl, but the boy preferred to return to the club of his heart.Now Barcelona, ​​so as not to make mistakes of the past, has agreed with him on a long-term renewal, in which he will give an important contract that will ensure a termination clause that drives away the suitors that Ilias already has throughout Europe. After the renovations of Ilaix Moriba and Ansu Fati last year, at La Masia they trust that by retaining this course, Ilias will also put an end to that talent drain that became so common in the recent past. Ilias Akhomach, a reason for hope in the midst of chaos … In the midst of the chaos in Barcelona these days, some cling to the quarry to look to the future with hope. At La Masia, after years in which they have barely seated youth squads in the first team, it seems that they have once again achieved a brilliant generation: that of 2004. And in it a name stands out above the rest: Ilias Akhomach (Igualada, 2004).It is a fast end, with one against one devilish and with a lot of goal. Kluivert, in a recent interview on the show ‘Què t´hi jugues’, He assured that he is the next Messi. It is still early for that comparison, but his season in Cadet A at Barça gives reason to believe that in the medium term he can become a first-team footballer.Ilias started playing on a team from Els Hostalets de Pierola, his town, although he soon stood out and entered Barça in Prebenjamín. However, in Alevín A they decided to do without him and he had to find life in the Gimnastica Manresa.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 14, 2020

Tragic Accident Leaves Three Dead

first_imgA tragic motor accident that occurred during the early morning hours of Friday, July 1, on Somalia Drive in Paynesville caused the deaths of three persons, including the driver. The victims included two males and a female. The accident occurred when a Silver Toyota Camry with license plate number A35139 carrying the three occupants, crashed into a concrete barricade on the side of the road, the police said.The vehicle was coming from the direction of Red Light heading towards Bardnersville, and might have crashed due to excessive speed, witnesses said.They further explained that after the accident occurred, the vehicle had to be forcibly opened in an attempt to save the occupants, but they did not survive.Police Spokesman Sam Collins confirmed the deaths of the three persons in a telephone interview and said they died on the scene. He, however, could not name the victims.Our reporter on visiting the scene of the accident, saw a lot of blood of the victims. However, eyewitnesses could not explain what might have been the cause of the tragedy.They told the Daily Observer that the accident happened at about 3:30 a.m. opposite the James Davies Block Factory in Jacob Town. The accident occurred, many said, at a time when the road was almost completely free of other vehicles and pedestrians. They added that the vehicle hit a concrete barricade constructed by the Japanese firm that is currently carrying out construction work on Somalia Drive.The totally smashed vehicle was towed from the accident scene to the headquarters of the Zone 9 Police Depot in Jacob Town, Paynesville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

Armed robberies, burglaries on the increase – Police

first_img…serious crime down by 7%The Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Thursday disclosed that there has been an upsurge in armed robberies up to the end of April when compared to the same period in 2017.In fact, statistics released by the Force proved that there has been a 13 per cent increase in the scourge.In addition, there has been a 26 per cent increase in robberies where no instruments were used. Nevertheless, there has been an overall seven per cent increase in serious crimes at the end of April when compared to the same period last year.There was also a 32 per cent decrease in robbery under arms where instruments other than firearms were used and a nine per cent decrease in robbery with violence. Also, a 39 per cent decline in robbery with aggravation was recorded as well as a 32 per cent decrease in larceny from the person.The Police also recorded a 26 per cent decrease in murders, with 26 murders committed for the year thus far when compared to 35 in 2017.Of the 26 murders, 11 were disorderly, seven stemmed from domestic disputes, six were as a result of armed robberies and two were classified as unknown.The highest number of murders was committed in C Division (East Coast Demerara) followed by A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara), with five and four apiece for D (West Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) and F (Interior Locations).G (Essequibo Coast and Islands) and B (Berbice) Divisions recorded three apiece. One murder was committed in E Division (Linden/Kwakwani).Meanwhile, a 14 per cent decrease was recorded in the reports of rape, but a 17 per cent increase was recorded for burglary. Finally, the Police stated that they have seen a decline by seven per cent in break and enter and larceny.All in all, the Police recorded an overall decrease of seven per cent in serious crimes.With respect to seizures of firearms, the Police have seized 47 illegal weapons for the year thus far compared to the same period last year. Of those seized, 30 were pistols, nine were revolvers, six shotguns, one a submachine gun and one a rifle.A whopping 24 illegal guns were taken off the streets in A Division. Nine were seized in F Division, six in B Division, four in C Division and two seized in G Division. One was confiscated in D Division and another in E Division.TrafficThe Police in a release revealed that there was a decrease in fatal accidents by 11.4 per cent up to the end of April, 2018, with 34 people having lost their lives. Decreases were also recorded for serious, minor and damage accidents.Speeding continues to account for most of the road deaths followed by pedestrians crossing in the path of approaching vehicles. Three people were killed as a result of driving under the influence of alcohol and three as the driver was inattentive. One person was killed as he failed to conform to signs.A total of 29,064 cases were made out against errant drivers from January to April, 2018.Meanwhile, the Police Force wishes to publicly acknowledge the unwavering support it has been receiving from all sections of society in the fight against crime which, without a doubt, is responsible for the reduction of serious crimes and all categories of road accidents.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

Arraignment hearings for accused in Lequiere death set for January

first_imgAnother adjournment for the two accused in the death of Josh Lequiere pushes their next court date into the New Year.Andre Paul Dupas has been charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of Josh Lequiere on May 20. Pamela Joy Moore has been charged with being an accessory after the fact.- Advertisement -Both appeared in Fort St. John court, Tuesday, where the lawyers appearing on behalf of their defence counsel asked for adjournments until January.The judge told the court that the case has already been delayed significantly. She told their defence attorneys that when they next appear, it will be peremptory on them to ensure their clients enter pleas.Both the accused are expected back in court on Jan. 5 at 1:30 p.m. for an arraignment hearing.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 10, 2020

AFC Leopards coming to shape, roars Matano

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano passes on instructions to his players at half time during their GOtv Shield match against Bidco United at the Thika Stadium on July 26, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 27- AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano is pleased with the improvement the squad has shown since he took charge slightly over three weeks ago, leading them to two straight wins.Matano, previously with National Super League (NSL) sides Nairobi City Stars and Bidco United has said there is more to be expected from the team as they turn their attention to the Kenyan Premier League this weekend. “So far, they are doing well. Everyone is working hard in training and it is visible on the pitch. The problem we had was that we were not scoring goals. Now we are. That shows that we are doing something right,” the tactician told Capital Sports.Matano, fondly referred to as ‘The Lion’ started off his tenure with a 1-0 win over Bandari FC, breaking the club’s forgettable nine-match winless league run. He went on to the lead them to the quarter finals of the GOtv Shield with a 2-1 win over his immediate former side Bidco United on Wednesday.The tactician has however, warned that the team is far from the finished product he wants.AFC Leopards head coach Robert Matano (left) and his assistant Tom Juma (right) during their GOtv Shield match against Bidco United at the Thika sub County Stadium on July 27, 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“We keep on working every day. This is not the end of what we want to do. There is more we want to achieve; there is more we want to do. It is about patience and building up. We can’t even talk about what we plan to win. People will just see,” the tough talking tactician added.AFC Leopards have not won a title since their GOtv Shield conquest in 2013 while their wait for a Kenyan Premier League crown still rages on since 1998.A hunt for the league diadem may seem a far-fetched idea as the club is placed 11th with 19 points, 10 behind the leaders Ulinzi Stars.Matano’s aim is to push the side to a top five position and he will continue his quest this weekend when Ingwe hosts Western Stima at the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday.“It is a tough match. Always we face tough games but the focus remains the same. I am glad that we could win against Bidco especially since we had only trained for two days. Most players were unwell after the Bandari game. Now we have more time probably we will do better,” Matano added.AFC Leopards new signing against Bidco United in the GOtv Shield round of 16 played at the Thika Sub-county Stadium on July 26. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUWestern Stima beat Leopards home and away last season and they will be out to keep the tradition especially at a time when getting points is top of their agenda as they look to creep off the bottom of the table.There’s a thin line in head-to-head record between the two sides over the last 16 matches with Western Stima having a minute edge. They have won seven of those fixtures, lost six while the remaining three were draws.AFC Leopards and Matano know it will not be business as usual against a side they last beat in September 2015.Matano will hinge his hopes on a squad that has been improving, but more so on the new players who have shown promise; Aziz Okaka, Burundian Alexis Kitenge and Ugandan Keziron Kizito.“They have worked really hard to get into the team and have complemented us where we had some weaknesses,” acknowledged Matano.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 10, 2020

Fort St John RCMP looking for missing 13 year old

first_img6 ft tall (183cm)130 lbs (59 kg)Hazel eyesBrown hairSlender build The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has any information about Draeyden Gregersen or where he might be, to please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100 or 911 if it is an emergency. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca. On December 27th, 2019, the Fort St John RCMP received a report that 13 year old Draeyden Gregersen had been missing from his residence in Fort St John.  Draeyden was last seen at approximately 4:40pm on Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Draeyden was last seen wearing a dark blue zip up hoodie and dark coloured pants.  There is nothing to indicate foul play at this time.Advertisement – Advertisement -Since Draeyden’s disappearance, police have followed up on several leads and possible sightings, however Draeyden remains missing. Family doesn’t know where Draeyden would be staying and police are very concerned for Draeyden’s health and well-being, especially due to the cold weather. Draeyden Gregersen is described as: FORT ST. JOHN, B. C. – The Fort St John RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13 year-old male resident. Draeyden Gregersen in a blac Thrasher hoodie UPDATED as of Dec 31 – The Fort St John RCMP wish to thank the media and public for their assistance in locating the 13 year old youth that was reported missing on December 24, 2019.  The youth was located and his wellbeing has been confirmed. last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 6, 2020

‘Played against Götze a few years ago. Now I’m eating pickled onion Monster Munch!’ – Twitter reacts to Germany winner

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Posted by: | Posted on: December 30, 2019

‘Mirallas unhappy’ rumours untrue, insists Everton boss Roberto Martinez

first_img Everton forward 1 Everton manager Roberto Martinez has dismissed suggestions Belgian forward Kevin Mirallas is unhappy at Goodison Park.The 28-year-old has not started a Premier League game for the Toffees since the opening-weekend draw with Watford, and reports this week hinted he could look elsewhere for more regular football in order to boost his quest to make Belgium’sEuro 2016 squad.Mirallas moved to Merseyside in 2012 and in the summer he signed a new contract to keep him at the club until 2018 having scored 11 times last year.Martinez insists the forward remains an integral part of his plans and predicts he will have a big impact for Everton in the coming months.“It couldn’t be further from the truth,” Martinez replied when quizzed about the rumours.“Kevin has been a very, very important player while I’ve been at the football club. The start of this season has been challenging for him because he had a couple of niggles then he had the sending-off so wasn’t available for three games. But the way that he’s been working in training has been very impressive.“He’s improved as a footballer and it’s important for us that Kevin is fresher now going into the second half of the season and we’ll get the benefit from that.“Kevin Mirallas is a very, very important player for Everton – he knows that. What he needs now is to get playing time because the start of the season has been frustrating for him.”Martinez also stressed that keeping Mirallas and his team-mates together will be his main mission when January comes around.The form of this weekend’s opponents West Ham, along with Leicester and Southampton, has made the race for Europe even more competitive but Martinez will avoid the temptation to make any major changes in the transfer window.“We’ve got such a strong squad – the focus for us is to see how good we can be with the squad we have now,” he added.“We have enough time in the summer to see if we can bring players into the football club. All we want is to be as good as we can with the players we have, that I’m delighted with.“It will be very important for us to make sure the window that is going to open in the winter is to just give a bit more normality, to make sure the squad gets reaffirmed, looking at the younger groups more than the first-team level to make sure that we get a clear 10-month competition out of this squad.“It will be the summer when we reassess where we are and where we should go. I wouldn’t look at the winter as a moment to make significant changes.”last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 29, 2019

I COULD HAVE BEEN A CONTENDER – ASK MICHAEL MURPHY!

first_imgGlenswilly and Termon prove you have to be over 40 to show your pedigree!It’s weird when you think about it – when you sit down and do the maths.When you line out for Glenswilly Over 40s against Termon in a so-called friendly in advance of the Churchill Fair.And there on the grass verge on the far side of the pitch away from the stand sit three familiar faces. Murphy, Big Neil and Copper.You do the maths in your head and allow yourself a smile.“I could be their father.”Murphy and Copper certainly but probably not the Big Fella. When I was 20 and the best part of any football career behind me, Murphy wasn’t even able to walk nevermind give defenders nightmares the night before games.That’s the difference.If I was twenty years younger, I could give any of the three of them a rattle if they decided to come down off the verge.Those are the fleeting thoughts that go through your head on a balmy July night in Glenswilly.When Brendan Walsh takes the warm-up and you suck in the air as if you are 30,000 ft above sea level. The dry ground beneath seemingly getting bigger by the minute.The sweat dripping from your brow praying that the human JCB that is Liam McGettigan doesn’t happen to stray in your direction.Or that Frankie Doherty won’t blow you up …..again…..for another badly-timed tackle.You marvel at how well Paul ‘Sandwich’ Gallagher is looking for a man who must be just two more annual friendlies away from a half-century. You’re thankful that Gerard McGrenra is on the sideline giving you encouragement instead of on the pitch marking you and giving you abuse.You wonder if Brian McHugh will let you into goals to take the bad look off you.And you wonder where the hell all the other 40 somethings are tonight like Martin Glackin.And you look over at the three boys on the grass verge and they’re still smirking.Lazing and laughing as Sunday’s Ulster Final brings its own questions.If only I was 20 years younger I’d show them what I had.Who am I kidding…I COULD HAVE BEEN A CONTENDER – ASK MICHAEL MURPHY! was last modified: July 18th, 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:Gary McFaddenglenswillyMichael MurphyNeil GallagherOver 40sTermonlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 28, 2019

City extends marijuana moratorium

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventFuentes said the city attorney is studying several lawsuits that reveal the difficulty in regulating these facilities. For example, in the spring of 2005, the city of Fresno, one of four California municipalities that adopted a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries, was sued for enacting the ban. Also in October 2005, Americans for Safe Access filed lawsuits against the cities of Concord, Pasadena and Susanville for banning medical marijuana dispensaries. Rebecca Saltzman, field coordinator for Americans for Safe Access, an Oakland-based nonprofit that protects patients’ access to medical marijuana, said cities should focus on developing regulations instead of passing moratoriums. “It’s better to regulate than place bans, because when a ban is too long, it’s too long for a patient to wait,” she said. PICO RIVERA – The City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to extend its temporary ban on medical marijuana dispensaries by 10 months and 15 days. Officials made the decision to extend an interim ordinance, which prohibits issuing any permits to medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, because they need more time to study the subject, said City Manager Chuck Fuentes. “We want to make sure we have a sound policy in place on this serious issue,” he said. The extension on the temporary ban, put in place by the council on March 7, gives the Planning Commission more time to study any adverse impacts to the community and City Attorney Jamie Casso time to look into legal ramifications, said officials. The council adopted the original ordinance because it had received several inquiries from parties interested in opening medical marijuana collectives, said Fuentes. Officials also wanted to avoid a repeat of what happened in January 2002, when Imperial Showgirls, an all-nude strip club, opened in a family-oriented shopping center on Slauson Avenue. At the time, the city didn’t have a proper ordinance in place, so Showgirls was able to come in and the city was forced to accept certain conditions regarding its operation, said Fuentes. “Once bitten, twice shy,” said Fuentes. “This time we want to look at what our options are.” The council is also following the lead of Whittier’s council, which approved an ordinance in January that allows medical marijuana dispensaries but only in commercial and industrial zones. Before approving the ordinance, the Whittier council adopted a moratorium on the dispensaries while the city’s attorney and planning staff worked out details of the new regulations. However, in Whittier’s case, its ordinance was adopted after a medical marijuana collective already had moved into a medical center without the city’s knowledge. Because of that, the city had no choice but to allow the Whittier Collective to continue operating in the medical center location. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want 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