Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, has encouraged Justices of the Peace (JPs) to partner with the police in the fight against crime, by being the eyes and ears of their communities.Giving the keynote address at the installation ceremony for 22 JPs for the parish of Trelawny, held at the Mangoes Beach Resort, Cooper’s Pen, on September 14, Mr. Chuck said JPs are appointed community leaders with an upper hand to help control crime.“You are the community leaders who we believe can demonstrate the integrity and the character that we feel that others can follow and I am depending on the Justices of the Peace across Jamaica to be the rebirth of what is good, what is hopeful, what is decent, what is civil and what is altogether right for Jamaica,” the Minister said.“JPs must be the persons who strengthen the moral and social fabric of communities, so when people see them, they must see leaders they want to emulate,” Mr. Chuck said.The Minister argued that far too many young people are being influenced by perpetrators of crime, and JPs need to be proactive and strive to be beacons of change in an effort to influence youngsters.“The youngsters in our communities need role models and unfortunately, the role models that are emerging in far too many communities are the scammers, the criminal dons and the gangsters. You the Justices of the Peace will have to make yourselves that shining beacon in your community, so that others may emulate things you do and emulate your actions,” added Mr. Chuck.The 22 men and women, which included Deputy Mayor of Falmouth and councillor for the Duncans division, Donovan White, and Councillor for the Ulster Spring division, Dr. Pauline Foster-Grant, took the Oath of Office before Custos Trelawny, Hon. Paul Muschett.This brings the number of serving Justices of the Peace in the parish to 249.
zoom Hong Kong-based Unique Shipping Group has christened its new 84,000 LPG carrier, Oriental Jubilee, in Ulsan, South Korea. The 225-meter Oriental Jubilee was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). Prior to the delivery, the vessel made its maiden voyage to the Persian Gulf in mid-June.The next LPG carrier in the series is slated for delivery in September 2017.Oriental Jubilee is the first vessel to be awarded the DNV GL Scrubber Ready notation.The vessel has been prepared for the installation of a hybrid scrubber system based on an existing design and technology. The unit can also be connected with multiple exhaust gas inlets from the ships’ main engine, three diesel engines and the boiler, DNV GL said.“The system was chosen because of its operating flexibility. It enables wash water to be discharged into the sea in open loop mode, but also includes a liquid recirculation system in order to operate in closed loop mode. This is important if you operate in fresh water or low-alkalinity areas, as well as in areas, where discharging wash water is prohibited,” Swee Yin Wong, Senior Surveyor at DNV GL’s Ulsan station in Korea, said.Established in 1966 as a private shipowning and management operation, Unique Shipping has now been developed into a medium-size shipping group in the Asia Pacific region. Its fleet consists of 14 vessels, including one Capesize bulk carrier, four product oil tankers, three product/chemical tankers, and six LPG carriers.
In today’s technological world, it has become very easy forpeople to get help in an emergency. But what happens if somethingunexpected happens and there is no phone service — how will youget help? This is just one of the many things individuals should thinkabout when developing an individual emergency plan. “Although phone outages are not common, as with anything theunexpected can happen, especially during major storms orhurricanes,” said Ernest Fage, Minister responsible for theEmergency Measures Act. “Dealing with a phone outage should bepart of every family and business emergency plan.” If there is a phone outage, there are still a number of thingsthat individuals can do to receive help in an emergency:– Listen to your local radio station during outages. They havethe most up-to-date information and can inform of any receptioncentres that may be established;– If there is no service from your land line phone, you stillmay be able to call 911 from a cell phone. Keeping a cell phonecharged is always a good idea. If you don’t have a cell phone,find out which neighbors do. Remember: Never call 911 just tocheck if the system is working; — Have a first aid kit as part of your home emergency kit;– In any emergency it becomes important for neighbours to helpneighbours. Checking on neighbours who are seniors or people wholive alone is a good idea so those who may be more vulnerable donot feel as isolated without phone service;– Know where your local police, fire or ambulance responders arelocated;– If there is a telephone failure in your community, and youneed an ambulance, it will be located at the local EmergencyHealth Services system ambulance base unless it is alreadycommitted. “Emergency preparedness is everyone’s responsibility,” said Mr.Fage. “Each of us can reduce the risk we face by betterunderstanding what could happen and learning how to betterprepare our family, community and province.” Emergency Preparedness Week takes place May 2-8, withparticipation from every province and territory. This year’stheme is Prepare Now! Learn How! For more information on being prepared, visit the Nova ScotiaEmergency Measures Organization’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/emo/. -30- EMERGENCY MEASURES ORGANIZATION–Tips For Dealing With a PhoneOutage
SAULT STE MARIE, Ont. – Doug Ford won’t say whether he’ll march in Toronto’s annual Pride parade if elected Ontario premier, prompting his rivals to question the Tory leader’s support of the LGBTQ community.Ford said Friday that he has not yet decided whether he will attend and participate in the event if he wins the June 7 vote.“When I get elected we’ll sit down and we’ll make that decision,” the Progressive Conservative leader said at a campaign stop in Sault Ste Marie, Ont. “My main focus is the economy, is making sure we create jobs and have this province thrive. I am zoned in on that.”NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Ford’s indecision sends a message.“The perception of (Ford’s) message is that he’s not interested in supporting that community,” said Horwath, who has marched in the summer event. “That’s something he’s going to have to answer to.”Liberal premier Kathleen Wynne compared Ford’s refusal to say whether or not he would attend Pride to his refusal to release a fully costed election platform, saying Ford seemed to be trying to say as little as possible.“It would be great if all of us agreed that inclusion and acceptance of difference was what we believed in and we shared that value system,” Wynne said.“I don’t know what Doug Ford thinks about the Pride parade, I don’t know what he thinks about a lot of things. But … as a member of the lesbian, gay, bi community I can tell you it’s important to have political leaders acknowledge that differences are OK and we can take pride in those differences.”Ford, a former Toronto city councillor, has made controversial remarks about the Pride parade before, describing it in 2014 as an event where “middle-aged men with pot bellies” ran down the street “buck naked.”At the time, Ford also accused critics of labelling him as homophobic because he didn’t attend the event.“I think it’s good for tourism,” Doug Ford said in 2014 on a YouTube show he made with his brother, late former Toronto mayor Rob Ford. “But don’t try to put a gun to anyone’s head that disagrees with you. It doesn’t mean that they hate gays.”Rob Ford, courted controversy by never attending the Pride parade during his time in office, saying once that the event conflicted with a scheduled family weekend at the cottage.When Doug Ford ran for mayor of Toronto in the fall of 2014 he said he would attend and march in the Pride parade.On Friday, he stressed he had not made up his mind on attending the colourful event.“Reducing taxes, reducing hydro rates, putting money back into the people’s pocket. That’s my main focus for the next six days,” he said.Former Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown became the first Tory leader to head an official delegation in the parade in 2015. During his tenure, Brown said often that he was building a “modern, inclusive” Tory party.It was a move that angered some social conservatives who helped him, as they helped Ford just a few months ago, to win the party leadership.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne christened Liberty State Park on Saturday, June 2 with its first ever polo match at the stylish Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Co-hosts Clive Owen, Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier and Veuve Clicquot U.S. President Vanessa Kay welcomed over 6,000 guests to the fifth-annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on more than 15 acres of gorgeous green land with stunning views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.Co-hosts Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actor Clive Owen, President of Veuve Clicquot U.S. Vanessa Kay and Nacho Figueras and Delfina Blaquier welcomed a fashionable crowd of over 6,000 people including Zoe Saldana, Minka Kelly, Rachel Zoe, Rodger Berman and their baby Syklar, Leslie Bibb, Padma Lakshmi and her daughter Krishna, Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Rhys, Hilary Rhoda, Jason Wu, Wes Gordon, Jessica Stam, Catherine Malandrino, Poppy Delevigne, Dree Hemingway, Charlotte Ronson, Genevieve Jones, Mia Moretti, Caitlin Moe, Coco Rocha, Alek Wek, Lauren Bosworth, Jason Pomeranc, Amy Sacco, Olivia Palermo, Amanda Righetti, Tiffani Thiessen, Colin Egglesfield, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessica Perez, Derek Blasberg, Arden Wohl, Gaby Basora, and the Veuve Clicquot and Moet Hennessy executive teams including Jean Marc Lacave, Laurent Boidevezi, Jim Clerkin, Sabina Belli, Stephane Gerschel, Christine Kaculis and Bernadette Knight.The 2012 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is proud to benefit Work To Ride, a non-profit equestrian program providing disadvantaged urban youth with activities centered around horsemanship, equine sports and education. As the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic strives to promote the sport of polo, Work To Ride utilizes the special connection between youth and horses to teach strength, support and teamwork. Contact with animals, nature and the sport of polo instills discipline, responsibility and life skills to the program’s adolescents while also developing confidence and self-esteem. One of Work To Ride’s star players, Kareem Rosser, scored a clutch goal, and assisted Most Valuable Player Nacho Figueras in his seven goals. After four fast-paced chukkers, team Black Watch beat team Nespresso nine to seven.Highlights of the event included Rachel Zoe throwing out the ceremonial ball to start the game, a performance by New Orleans-style jazz vocalist Ingrid Lucia, the national anthem sung by Broadway star and Sex in the City alum Sean Palmer, moving remarks from Kareem Rosser, one of the Work To Ride’s best polo players, the traditional divot stomp where Leslie Bibb, Coco Rocha and Padma Lakshmi got on the field and strutted their stuff. The VIP tent boasted an “urban garden” theme, which was inspired by the lush setting of Liberty State Park. The ambience included touches such as living dynamic walls with plants and florals, a dramatic grass table, a bird “mansion” filled with Clicquot yellow canaries, a driftwood chandelier, a dramatic plant dome, a staghead plant wall treatment and much more.One of summer’s most unique and highly-anticipated social events, the 2012 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic showcased polo in the New York City area, a tradition that Veuve Clicquot brought back to Governors Island in 2008, the first time polo was played there in more than 70 years. The current construction taking place on the Governors’ Island playing field required Veuve Clicquot to find a new location—the brand was committed to finding a space accessible to city dwellers to host the event, which has become a staple of the summer season. After carefully surveying 27 locations in the Greater New York area, including parks, beaches, fields and islands, Veuve Clicquot was pleased to call Liberty State Park its new home and a donation was made to Friends of Liberty State Park in appreciation for the park welcoming the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic.Source:PR Newswire
He had in his possession 4.186 kg of heroin. (Colombo Gazette) A Pakistani national was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with heroin worth over Rs 50 million.The Pakistani man had arrived from Lahore when he was arrested.
UPDATE: After hearing testimony from witnesses an Ontario judge found Doctor Clarence Clottey not guilty of all charges in August 2018_________________________From February 15, 2017Halton police have laid an additional sexual assault charge against an Oakville doctor already facing sex related charges.Police say Dr. Clarence Clottey, 56, was arrested on Tuesday in relation to the historic sexual assault of an adult female patient. Clottey is currently facing sexual assault charges from incidents that allegedly happened in December 2012 and June 2016.In August 2016, the College of Physicians and Surgeons ordered that Dr. Clottey must “post in a visible area of the waiting room and in each examination room, at Bristol Family Physicians located at 102-2315 Bristol Circle, Oakville, ON, stating his name and notification that he will not perform physical examinations on female patients unless in the presence of a chaperone, who is a regulated health care professional approved of by the College of Physicians and Surgeons.”
In his final briefing to the Security Council on Sierra Leone today, the top United Nations envoy there said that the country’s rebirth from the horrors of civil war is continuing, long with a growing sense of stability and an improvement of basic services, though international security assistance is still needed.“Today will close the final chapter about a country that has gradually risen from the ruins of a devastating decade-long conflict and undergone a remarkable turnaround, and that now is heading towards a future filled with hope and the promise of a better life for its population,” Daudi Ngelautwa Mwakawago, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sierra Leone, told the council.The troop withdrawal of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) is also expected to be completed today, he said, while the present 33 UN police details were to be scaled down to 10 by the end of December. A smaller team chosen from that group of officers will stay temporarily in Freetown to facilitate the transition to the new UN interim office. Mr. Mwakawago said there is no major threat on the horizon to internal or eternal security. Nonetheless, border security patrols continue to guard against any unforeseen mishaps that may occur.The Secretary-General’s efforts to mobilize support for strengthening Sierra Leone’s armed forces has elicited positive responses from several countries, he said. However, there are still large funding gaps in meeting security-sector running costs and in the acquisition of transport assets, especially support services, communications equipment and adequate accommodation. As the 2007 elections draws near, he said it is very likely that both inter-and intra-party rivalry will intensify, but the vibrant political interaction among Sierra Leoneans is a welcome change. UNAMSIL has initiated a series of programmes designed to promote inter-party dialogue, as well as reconciliation and tolerance among the political parties.In his final report on the mission before the Council today, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he viewed UNAMSIL’s accomplishments “with a deep sense of satisfaction.” “The trials and tribulations faced by the mission during the crisis of 2000, the measures taken to reverse its fortunes, and its achievements between 2001 and today, are indeed remarkable,” Mr. Annan said in his last report to the Security Council on UNAMSIL, referring to mission’s recovery from the resurgence of violence in the country in which UN headquarters in Freetown were overrun and destroyed.
OSU co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell walks out of the Buckeyes’ locker room before a game against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Luke Fickell is underway with contract negotiations to become the Cincinnati Bearcats head football coach next season. The Bearcats fired Tommy Tuberville from the position on Dec. 4 after a 4-8 season.Fickell has served as a member on the OSU staff since 2002 when he was a special teams coordinator. He has been one of the defensive coordinators for OSU since 2005.Fickell stepped in as interim head coach in 2011 following the departure of then-coach Jim Tressel amid NCAA violations. Fickell led the Buckeyes to a 6-7 season and loss in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl.Once Urban Meyer took over as head coach of OSU, Fickell resumed his duties as defensive coordinator. He currently shares the defensive play-calling responsibilities with Greg Schiano.BearcatReport.com initially reported the story.
Mr Gallagher subsequently tweeted: “Noels out of the f—ing country weren’t we all love get on a f—ing plane and play your tunes for the kids you sad f—“.He continued the rant, saying “it isn’t about Oasis”.The former frontman of the band wrote: “F— the reunion mate it ain’t about oasis it’s about people helping other people and he’s once again shown his true f—ing colours”.There were rumours the two would reunite to sing Don’t Look Back In Anger together, but Noel Gallagher was allegedly abroad. Fans stayed hopeful, however, when Oasis was tagged in the line-up for the tribute concert.He told the BBC: “No, it ain’t. Everyone knows I love our kid. He doesn’t speak to me, we don’t speak to each other.”I’ll speak to him some day. It’s all very sad, but we’ll get over it… I guess it musn’t be nice for my mum… If Oasis ever got back together… if they do, they do. If they don’t, they don’t.“A lot of people go, ‘Oh, leave it in the past, you were great then’. Mate, if we ever got back together, it would be happening. There’d be no dodgey gigs, it’d be bang on. So there is unfinished business there, but we’ll see what happens. In the meantime, we’re two little solo boys doing our little things.” Liam Gallagher has accused his brother Noel of hiding from the Manchester tribute concert after he failed to appear on stage.The Mancunian said: “What an amazing night last night pure love vibrations nobody comes close to Manchester love forever.”Oh and if anybody’s seen rkid tell him he can come out now as you were LG”.This appears to indicate he thinks his brother was hiding.He then apologised for the absence, writing: Liam Gallagher performs at the One Love Manchester tribute concertCredit:130936977 He told BBC Radio One before the concert he didn’t think a reunion on the cards. Manchester id like to apologise for my brothers absence last night very disappointed stay beautiful stay safe LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) June 5, 2017 Instead, Liam Gallagher sang Oasis hits on stage without his brother at the concert, after he made a surprise appearance.He had previously said he thought he had a “gig somewhere” so couldn’t attend, and the audience whooped and cheered when he arrived. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related”My Game Plan Worked out” – Winner of Cheddi Jagan Cycle RaceMarch 10, 2014In “Sports”Eastman wins Diamond Mineral Water road raceNovember 24, 2014In “Sports”Persaud set to defend Cheddi Jagan West Demerara TitleFebruary 26, 2014In “Sports”,Shaquel Agard in a time of two hours, six minutes and fifty-four seconds (2:06:54) won the first stage of the 20th Cheddi Jagan Memorial cycle road race and in the process erased Marlon “Fishie” Williams’s 2016 2:15:10 record.Agurd approached the finish line with Alanzo Ambrose and proved he is better as both men got off their seats for a 200-meter sprint to the finish line, but after the first 50 meters, Ambrose was forced to settle for second place.Third place went to Hamza Eastman ahead of Paul De Nobrega, Orville Hinds and Michael Anthony in that order.Ambrose was part of a group of six riders who broke away when the riders were sent off from outside Freedom House at Main and Charlotte Streets in New Amsterdam. It was Hinds who made the bold move and started the attack after the riders had completed 15 miles of the race.Agard and Eastman followed and took with them more than a dozen other riders on operation ‘catch back’. It took them ten miles of thoughtful tactical riding before the mission was completed just as the leaders were about to turn around at Number Fifty-one Village.The earlier leaders were sent to the back of the peloton with only Ambrose being able to maintain the blistering 40-kilometers per hour speed in the hot Corentyne sun. However, the riders were benefiting from wind assistance as they made their way toward the finish line.The respective winners and officials at the prize giving ceremonyWith the last four miles left in the race the top six had already been decided as no one seemed capable enough to make a late challenge.Agard, Ambrose, Eastman, De Nobrega and Hinds all had a chance until the two pulled away. After what was eventually a casual finish, there was stiff competition for the third position. De Nobrega made the first jump with the finish line in sight. He was followed by Eastman who came from behind to pass De Nobrega just on the finish line.Meanwhile, the first junior to cross the finish line was Curtis Day. Second place went to Marcus Kieles.The veterans saw Junior Niles who has taken part in all 20 editions of the Cheddi Jagan Memorial as the winner as he successfully defended his title. Second place went to Ivan Jackman with Syborne Farnandes taking the other available place.The Veterans rode from the starting point in New Amsterdam to Adventure on the Corentyne before turning around to finish at Port Mourant in front of the street leading to the house where the late Dr Cheddi Jagan grew up. Also doing the same route were the females and Mountain Bike riders. The winner in the Mountain Bike category was Shane Bourne, with Nicholas Alphanso second and Julio Melville third, while the first female to cross the finish line was Deance Welch ahead of Shineika Texeier.The event was organised by National Cycling Coach Hassan Mohammed.Thirty-five cyclists took part in this year’s event.Meanwhile, this is the first year that the race will be completed in three stages. Stage two will pedal off on Sunday from Vreed-en-Hoop in Region Three. (Andrew Carmichael/Guyana Times) Shaquel Agard in a time of two hours, six minutes and fifty-four seconds (2:06:54) won the first stage of the 20th Cheddi Jagan Memorial cycle road race and in the process erased Marlon “Fishie” Williams’s 2016 2:15:10 record.Agurd approached the finish line with Alanzo Ambrose and proved he is better as both men got off their seats for a 200-meter sprint to the finish line, but after the first 50 meters, Ambrose was forced to settle for second place.Third place went to Hamza Eastman ahead of Paul De Nobrega, Orville Hinds and Michael Anthony in that order.Ambrose was part of a group of six riders who broke away when the riders were sent off from outside Freedom House at Main and Charlotte Streets in New Amsterdam. It was Hinds who made the bold move and started the attack after the riders had completed 15 miles of the race.Agard and Eastman followed and took with them more than a dozen other riders on operation ‘catch back’. It took them ten miles of thoughtful tactical riding before the mission was completed just as the leaders were about to turn around at Number Fifty-one Village.The earlier leaders were sent to the back of the peloton with only Ambrose being able to maintain the blistering 40-kilometers per hour speed in the hot Corentyne sun. However, the riders were benefiting from wind assistance as they made their way toward the finish line.The respective winners and officials at the prize giving ceremonyWith the last four miles left in the race the top six had already been decided as no one seemed capable enough to make a late challenge.Agard, Ambrose, Eastman, De Nobrega and Hinds all had a chance until the two pulled away. After what was eventually a casual finish, there was stiff competition for the third position. De Nobrega made the first jump with the finish line in sight. He was followed by Eastman who came from behind to pass De Nobrega just on the finish line.Meanwhile, the first junior to cross the finish line was Curtis Day. Second place went to Marcus Kieles.The veterans saw Junior Niles who has taken part in all 20 editions of the Cheddi Jagan Memorial as the winner as he successfully defended his title. Second place went to Ivan Jackman with Syborne Farnandes taking the other available place.The Veterans rode from the starting point in New Amsterdam to Adventure on the Corentyne before turning around to finish at Port Mourant in front of the street leading to the house where the late Dr Cheddi Jagan grew up. Also doing the same route were the females and Mountain Bike riders. The winner in the Mountain Bike category was Shane Bourne, with Nicholas Alphanso second and Julio Melville third, while the first female to cross the finish line was Deance Welch ahead of Shineika Texeier.The event was organised by National Cycling Coach Hassan Mohammed.Thirty-five cyclists took part in this year’s event.Meanwhile, this is the first year that the race will be completed in three stages. Stage two will pedal off on Sunday from Vreed-en-Hoop in Region Three. (Andrew Carmichael/Guyana Times)
Road maintenance and repair worksA new round of Sports Capital GrantsThe building of a new National Indoor Training Arena at the National Sports CampusThe Better Energy ProgrammeHousing Adaptation Grants for elderly or disabled peopleThe National City of Culture InitiativeA “large-scale, multi-functional” events centre in CorkThe Wild Atlantic Way Driving RouteandA number of 1916 commemorative projectsHowlin said that the allocations would be included in the revised government figures for 2014.He said that further sales of State assets would hopefully make more money available for capital projects in 2014.Read: LIVEBLOG: Budget 2014 as it happens THE €400 MILLION raised from the sale of the National Lottery will go towards the new children’s hospital and a host of capital investments.Half of the proceeds will go towards the new hospital on the Mater Hospital site, while half will go to what Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin called “local economic activity and job creation”.These included:
Magnitude 2.6 earthquake hits southeast England as locals report ‘rumbling and shaking’ The earthquake struck Newdigate, Surrey at 12.28pm. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Google Maps Short URL Jun 27th 2018, 7:12 PM Wednesday 27 Jun 2018, 7:12 PM The red marker indicates the area that the earthquake struck Image: Google Maps Share99 Tweet Email2 19,308 Views Here’s the seismogram for the event this afternoon in #surrey #earthquake pic.twitter.com/4DMt4F5fQg— British Geological Survey (@BritGeoSurvey) June 27, 2018 25 Comments Source: BGS/Twitter By Hayley Halpin A number of minor earthquakes have struck Britain this year.In February, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit 20 kilometres outside of Swansea in southwest Wales. Its epicentre was 7.4 kilometres underground. https://jrnl.ie/4095839 AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 2.6 magnitude has hit southeast England this afternoon, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed.The BGS said the earthquake struck at 12.28pm in Newdigate, Surrey.The epicentre was 5km underground.The earthquake was felt in Newdigate, Charlwood in Surrey and in Rusper and Crawley in West Sussex.The BGS tweeted shortly after 1.30pm that it “already had some reports from people who experienced it as a few seconds of rumbling and shaking”. The red marker indicates the area that the earthquake struck
Zinedine Zidane has again insisted that he has “no problem” with Gareth Bale, after the star was left on the bench once more in Real Madrid’s 1-1 draw against Athletic BilbaoThe Wales international has struggled to reclaim his place in the starting lineup under Zidane and has been notably absent in some of their biggest games this season.Bale was absent in Real’s 2-1 win over Malaga last weekend and came on as a substitute with 20 minutes remaining in the club’s draw against Bilbao on Wednesday night.But Zidane insists there is nothing wrong: “There is no problem [with Bale]. He is one of 25 players in the squad.Fati and Suarez shine against Valencia at Camp Nou Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 15, 2019 With a mesmerizing first half from Ansu Fati and a brace from Luis Suarez in the second half, Barcelona demolished Valencia at Camp Nou.Valencia…“He did not start today, others did and are playing well too. You keep asking but my answer on this will not change.The French coach refused to discuss Karim Benzema’s ongoing struggles with the forward having only scored one goal in his last 10 appearances.“Benzema? I have nothing to talk to him about. He is trying, and will keep trying until the end. That’s it. What we must do is try not to watch or listen to what [the media] are saying, but just focus on the positives.” said the 45 year-old, according to SportMole.Los Blancos will now return their focus to the Champions League with Real hoping to overcome Bayern Munich in the semi-finals and win the competition for a third consecutive time under Zidane.
It was the stuff of dreams for Chelsea’s new boy Jorginho who started his career on an ideal note this afternoon.Jorginho got his Chelsea career off to a flyer after the Italian calmly slotted home the penalty to give his side a 2-0 lead against Huddersfield.The midfielder was allowed to take the penalty after Marcos Alonso was fouled in the area just before he was about to take a shot on goal.Jorginho held his nerves to convert the spot-kick despite the whistling and noise from Huddersfield fans who were displeased with the referee’s decision.The former Napoli man will be delighted with this, as getting his name on the scoresheet so early on in his Chelsea career will definitely make him a fan’s favourite.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.Chelsea are currently in the ascendancy with a 2-0 lead in the second-half of the game, new manager Sarri will be hoping his side maintain the lead to seal three points.⚽️ Huddersfield 0-2 Chelsea | Jorginho (GOAL) 45′ pic.twitter.com/5qYAtkYTdu— D9INE (@D9INE_NEXUS) August 11, 2018
Clark County’s real estate market in August reflected a normal seasonal downturn from July but showed continued strength overall with year-over-year increases in pending sales and median sales price and a 10 percent drop in the time needed to sell a home.The median sales price of a home sold in Clark County in August was $250,000, up 9.2 percent from last August. That median — half sell for more, half for less — is just 3.9 percent lower than in August 2007.All year-over-year indicators provided evidence of the market’s continued strength, which reflects an overall improvement in the economy in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. There were 661 closed residential sales in August, a 5.6 percent increase from a year ago, according to Portland-based RLMS, a real estate listing service. Pending sales also were up by 9.4 percent, with 699 for the month. That category was at its highest level for August since 2006, according to Mike Lamb, a broker at Windermere Stellar in Vancouver. Lamb said in his monthly market report that “total sales for the year will continue to be the best since 2007 well into the fourth quarter.”Realtors say the Clark County housing market is constrained by a shortage of homes available for sale, and the monthly numbers reflect their view of a strong seller’s market. New listings were up by 7.6 percent from a year ago. But even with that added inventory, the average time needed for a home sale was 84 days, down 10.5 percent from August 2013 and 1.2 percent from July 2014. Clark County’s housing inventory of 3.8 months has held roughly steady for four consecutive months. But in a supplemental “Market Action” report about Clark County, RMLS notes that the county has a much higher proportion of real estate listings identified as “not yet under construction” than any other sub-area of the Portland-Vancouver metro area. In reality, only 75 percent of Clark County listings are homes ready for immediate purchase and occupancy, creating an inventory of just 2.9 months for readily available homes.
FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida organization is helping out a family from the U.S. Virgin Islands that was seeking safety after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.Natalie Hollins and her loved ones were flown into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport from St. Thomas as part of a relief effort by a local organization called V.I. Angels.Among the evacuees was an elderly man in need of hospice care.Hollins thanked the woman that helped make their flight possible. “We’ve been struggling, and I’ve been trying to get him off island desperately,” she said, “and if it weren’t for the help of Patty Washington, this beautiful woman, I’m so happy to meet her, so happy to be on the ground here.”After receiving a warm welcome at the airport, paramedics transported the elderly man to a medical center in Boca Raton.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Share A Pasadena police officer has fatally shot a man who police say pulled a gun during a traffic stop.The Pasadena Police Department says that when the man was pulled over Thursday afternoon after driving past a stop sign, he allegedly got out and brandished a weapon at the officer.The officer then fired his gun at the driver, killing him.Police say they are still investigating why the driver allegedly pulled a gun on the officer.The driver’s name was not immediately released by police.
cruiseEgyptJordanScenic If you want to get an up-close look inside Scenic’s 20 Day Essence of Egypt and Jordan itinerary, tune into Getaway on the Nine Network, starting this Saturday, 28 April for three weeks as Catriona Rowntree journeys from bustling Cairo and the spectacular monuments of Giza, and cruises down the Nile and then explores Jordan.In the first half hour episode, Catriona heads to Cairo’s number one attraction, the Great Pyramids of Giza, before making her way to the Egyptian Museum. In Luxor, she checks into the luxurious Sofitel Winter Palace, just steps from the temple, mummification museum, and open markets, and explores the Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple before boarding Scenic’s Cruise partner, the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, to begin the Nile cruise.The next episode sails down the Nile, en route to some of Egypt’s most prized temples including Dendera, one of the best preserved of Egypt’s temples, and the temple of Horus, and the landmark ancient temple of Kom Ombo. Catriona travels to Philae, the temple complex of the ancient god Isis, and then on to Aswan, where she experiences the charms of the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel.Her final stop is in beautiful Aswan, located on a stretch of the Nile with a number of friendly Nubian villages. This leg of the journey concludes with a visit to one of the country’s most magnificent sites: the World-Heritage-listed temples of Abu Simbel, which stand in honour of Ramses II and his queen, Nefertari.In the final episode, Catriona arrives in Jordan and discovers the ancient ruins of Jerash, just north of Amman. From there it’s an exclusive Scenic Enrich trip to the Jordan Car Museum, takes in the desert landscape of Wadi Rum, ancient Petra and swims in the Red Sea, and floats in the Dead Sea.Scenic is also giving Getaway viewers the chance to win* an 11 Day Treasures of Egypt journey for two people, including return airfares – valued at over $22,820. In addition, Scenic is also offering a special discount of $250* per person off selected 2019 Egypt and Jordan tours of 11 days or longer.*Terms and conditions apply.
Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LISTEN: Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals General Manager – / 19 Top Stories “He ain’t got no starting job. He’s never played here. You’ve got to earn all that. You don’t sign contracts and get jobs. He’s got to come out and earn all that on the field,” he said. “Darren Fells is our starting tight end. He’s doing really, really well. It’s going to be hard to beat him out.”Arians added the “F position,” which is more of a receiving tight end role, is a different story. Still, in some ways Arians’ words very much seems like coachspeak. While Gresham and the team have maintained that nothing has been promised to him in terms of role and snaps, it’s hard to believe the team signed him — and he signed with the Cardinals — to be a backup. No, Gresham is very much expected to be a key part of the team’s offense. But just more than a week into camp, Fells can make the same claim.A 6-foot-7, 281-pound second-year pro, the former basketball player emerged down the stretch last season and has continued to progress this offseason. In fact, rare has been the practice where he hasn’t made at least one or two nice catches.He’s come a long way from where he was one year ago, where he was learning to be a football player. GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was expected to be a question mark at best and a weakness at worst.But to hear Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim talk, you’d think his team’s tight end position has turned out to be a strength.“You know what, it’s funny how you come out of the spring with it being a little bit of a concern because of the questions. Darren Fells still hasn’t played a ton of football. (Ifeanyi) Momah was a guy that we found at the Veteran Combine here in Tempe this offseason, and was a little undersized for the position, but some of the things he does in the passing game is really unique, and he continues to shine,” Keim told Doug and Wolf on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Monday. “We always questioned whether he would be able to do it when the pads came on because he was really pretty in shorts and ran around and catch balls and look great on air, but could he do it with matchups and stuff where he had to block in line, and he has looked fantastic. Cardinals tight end Darren Fells makes a catch in traffic during Arizona Cardinals training camp. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact “And then to be able to add Jermaine Gresham in free agency this late in the season is really unique. Very few times are players of his caliber still around in late July, early August, and it was great to be able to have an opportunity to sign him.”Oh yes, Gresham. The two-time Pro Bowler was signed at the start of camp, and though he has just recently returned to the practice field after recovering from offseason back surgery, his addition appears to be a huge boost to a position that for all its potential, very much lacks a proven option.To wit: the team’s combination of Fells, Momah and Troy Niklas, a second-round pick in 2014, has combined for eight catches and 109 yards, totals that jump to nine, 110 and one touchdown if you include the playoffs. Heading into camp, they — along with seventh-round pick Gerald Christian — figured to be the team’s best options. They appeared to be the only options.Enter Gresham, who is one of three tight ends with five straight seasons of at least 40 catches, 400 yards and four touchdowns.Maybe.Asked if a starting job is Gresham’s as soon as he is healthy enough to fill the role, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians scoffed. Comments Share Your browser does not support the audio element. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “Basically the difference is confidence,” Fells said. “I have the confidence. I’ve been going over the offense, knowing it a lot better so I know what to do. Now I can just play.”Of course, Fells had to learn to play, too. He admitted the transition from basketball took some work — especially in the weight room — but now that he’s gone through the process, the results are noticeable.So while the 29-year-old may be seen as a late bloomer, right now he’s being viewed as a legitimate option to be the team’s No. 1 tight end. It helps that he’s been playing well, though no doubt injuries at the position — to Gresham and Niklas, specifically — doesn’t hurt, either.“Right place, right time,” he said. “Just trying to take advantage of the opportunity and try not to show any weakness and show I can take that starting spot if I can.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo