Futre supports João Félix: “The ball is happy with this genius”

first_imgThe little participation of João Félix in the Spanish Super Cup, where Atletico ended up falling in the penalty shootout of the final against Real MadridHe left the Portuguese striker as one of the marked in the tournament. The 20-year-old had a very clear chance of scoring after a bad sending of Ramos, but his shot went too cross. The start of the season is not convincing, but it has a great future ahead. Paulo Futre, a myth of the club, brought out his face for his compatriot on social networks. The former soccer player, who acted as Cicerone in the presentation of João Félix with Atlético, published an image next to the ‘7’ rojiblanco with the message: “The ball is always happy when it is at the feet of this genius”. And is that Futre is convinced that the quality of João Félix will end up shining in Atlético and that he will become a player who will mark history in the club.last_img read more

#JaVotes2016: First time voter rejects mother’s pressure

first_imgShamoy Reid voted in a general election for the first time today, but indicated that she had to withstand some pressure from her mother to do so. “Me mother a argue wid me because she a tell me who fi vote fah and me tell her she can’t tell me who fi vote fah,” the 21-year-old told The Gleaner after casting her ballot at the Gordon Town Community Centre in the St Andrew East Rural constituency. So how did she arrive at her decision? “One party inna power fi five years, so me just look pan dat and see who me waan vote fah,” she reasoned. The Jamaica Labour Party’s Juliet Holness is challenging the People’s National Party’s Imani Duncan-Price to become the parliamentary representative for the constituency. Reid acknowledged that she has not been paying keen attention to the election campaign, but said she was determined to exercise her right to vote. “If me never vote me wouldn’t have no talk. So if the country nah run right me can’t seh nutten cause me never vote. So if me vote now, me have a talk and me can say sup’n,” she explained. “Persons who no vote, dem nuh have no say enuh cause dem never go vote,” she added. ST ANDREW EAST RURAL CANDIDATES JLP: Juliet Holness PNP: Imani Duncan-Pricelast_img read more

Simeon Freeman to Sue Gov’t

first_imgSimeon Freeman said he has concluded every available avenue to institute legal action against the government for what he considers an “illegal demolition exercise” at the LPRC and Chicken Soup Factory communities.He promised to join the embattled Monrovia Industrial Park (MIP) residents that the government has asked to vacate the areas to give way to a pending development project.Mr. Freeman made the statement over the weekend when he visited the MIP community to identify with the residents. During the visit, he reiterated his promise to sue the government. He did not say in which of the courts he would institute the legal action against the government, but promised the residents his full support of their cause.The government through the Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) recently told residents of the Park to vacate the land because, according to the government, they had encroached on the properties for several years.Though government has not revealed the name of the company or investors that would develop the land, Mr. Freeman believes it was important for government to reconsider its decision by allowing the residents to remain on the land.“Over 25,000 people are living here. So my suggestion to the government is to relocate the Industrial Park and not the residents. We have places like the ones on Kakata Highway, Mount Barclay, and many other areas around the country where government could relocate the park and not the people of Chicken Soup Factory and LPRC communities,” he said.He said that the decision of the government to demolish houses on the land would leave the thousands of residents homeless.Freeman noted that in the last 10 years of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s regime life in the rural parts of the country has digressed to the extent that government support for agriculture is the least, with only one percent of this year’s national budget allotted to it.He noted that more people relocated from the rural areas to the city because agriculture could not help them where they lived, saying, “The people’s farm products often get spoiled upon harvest because of the ‘no buyer syndrome.’”Freeman said the industrial park community comprises of Muslims and Christians who are living together peacefully, and as such, “government need not separate them to make them homeless as if they were at war.” He meanwhile called on the government to leave the residents of the two embattled communities alone, saying, “There are many public lands around Monrovia that the government could choose to relocate the park on.” “This Industrial Park is a public land too. And it is not the only public land people are squatting on. Let the government understand that the residents are suffering because of lack of job creation, which plays a major role in poverty. These people have invested so much in this place; they have gotten familiar with the environment; and therefore, they should remain here,” the MPC political leader declared.Freeman argued that the people take advantage of vacant public land that has not been improved for years. “Those occupying this land are Liberians. People take advantage of vacant public land that has no development on it for years; and when they noticed that there was nothing ongoing on with that land, they moved in and settled. Government will sit and not say anything to the people until the people developed that land. After the beauty of the land is shown, then government wants to move in and take them out of the place,” he said. Mr. Freeman also encouraged government to make use of the Coastguard Base, which was also built for the same purpose as the Industrial Park Community, saying, “Government should not make 25,000 of its citizens homeless for the purpose of an industrial park.”The community spokesman, John Kangbah thanked the MPC leader for joining their struggle, saying, “The residents are not putting up any violent postures, but are rather pleading with government to pardon them and relocate the industrial park.”An elder of the area, Yango Nyango, said that he has spent about 50 years on the land where he sired many of his children. Ellen Tokpa, 50, expressed frustration over the government’s action to remove them from the land.Madam Tokpa explained that since the announcement of the demolition the residents in that part of Liberia have not being able to sleep in peace out of fear. Some of the residents, she said, have been occupying the park for over 40 years. Since government made the pronouncement, there have been a series of public debates with people calling on the government to back off from the process. Others, however, are saying “development comes with pains,” and therefore, the residents should vacate the land.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Celebrity broker looks for expansion

first_imgOWNER: Timothy Cavanaugh ESTABLISHED: 2003 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: Four DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We’re a full-service celebrity brokerage company. We connect and book celebrities from all areas for special events, campaigns, personal appearances, speaking engagements, performances and more. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No. WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? I wanted to provide a service that would make it easier for corporations, P.R. companies and ad agencies to book a celebrity for something. Working as an extended arm for them, I make booking a celebrity very simple. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? I worked in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years in all aspects of the business, and I found this to be a combination of all those skills. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? About four months WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Worked as a celebrity broker in the same capacity WHAT WERE YOUR START-UP COSTS, AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? About $10,000. Through savings. WHOM DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? No one. I had owned a business prior to this, so I had the knowledge of how to run one. I relied on my years of experience in the entertainment business. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? I always thought it would be much more difficult to start my own business. It seemed like it would be overwhelming, but it wasn’t. WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $100,000. WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? To increase my client base. I’m now working with clients in all 50 states as well as international accounts. I plan to expand in specific areas with additional brokers. I now have three associates in the field.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUSINESS NAME: Cavanaugh & Associates Inc. BUSINESS ADDRESS: 13619 Moorpark St. #E, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91423 PHONE: (818) 907-5210 WEB SITE: www.cavanaughassociates.com, tim@cavanaughassociates.com last_img read more

Kenya staring at FIFA ban over court cases

first_imgAccording to FIFA statutes, disputes in football cannot be taken to any judicial body outside the Federation and if this happens, then it is deemed as third-party interference.“The aforementioned articles is in line with one of FIFA’s core principles, that is, the prohibition of recourse to ordinary courts of law, unless specifically foreseen by FIFA regulations or binding legal provisions,”“We further wish to underline that a violation of this provision by the FKF or its members may lead to sanctions as provided for in the FIFA statutes, including a possible suspension,” the letter signed by Veron Mosengo-Omba, the acting Chief Member Associations officer stated.FKF boss Nick Mwendwa has confirmed they have received the letter from FIFA but says they will wait on the verdict from the courts to know the way forward.The case at the High Court is due for mention on November 20, less than two weeks to the elections while that at the Sports Disputes Tribunal is due on November 5.FKF President Nick Mwendwa with his deputy Dorris Petra during the presser. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYA“If the courts rule that the elections should be stopped, then that is a FIFA ban coming and we will not travel to Egypt to play our first 2021 AFCON qualifier. This is the same thing that happened in Sierra Leone. For us, we will just inform FIFA of whatever outcomes the courts have,” Mwendwa told Capital Sport.-Nyamweya, Akaranga concerns-Former FKF boss Sam Nyamweya and Ex-Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga, both interested in the president’s seat in the coming elections have voiced their concerns over the composition of the electoral board as well as the regulations for candidates to be allowed to vie.The deadline set by the board for individuals interested in the president’s seat to submit their nomination papers passed yesterday (Wednesday, October 23) with only Mwendwa presenting his credentials. Both Akaranga and Nyamweya failed to do so.“All these things they are complaining about are things which were passed by the Annual General Meeting (AGM). According to the FKF constitution, the National Executive Committee is expected to propose names to the electoral board then the AGM ratifies. This happened,” a member of the FKF NEC told Capital Sport.He further added; “The guidelines and requirements of each position was sent to each voter 30 days before the AGM as per requirements and no one raised an issue. Why did they have to wait till after the AGM for them to raise issues?”Among other issues that the Nyamweya and Akaranga group have also raised include an Outside Broadcast (OB) van that was allegedly paid for by FIFA funds and never delivered.0Shares0000(Visited 49 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000According to FIFA statutes, disputes in football cannot be taken to any judicial body outside the Federation and if this happens, then it is deemed as third-party interference.NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 24 – World football governing body FIFA has threatened to ban Kenya over current cases in court on the impending Football Kenya Federation (FKF) national elections as it contravenes its statutes.In a strongly worded letter addressed to FKF CEO Barry Otieno, FIFA says it is keenly following up on the happenings in the country after two separate groups filed cases at the High Court and Sports Disputes Tribunal seeking to stop the elections which start next month.last_img read more

Rabbi’s cancer inspires book

first_imgSAN BERNARDINO – Just the word cancer can strike fear in the hearts of the boldest and bravest among us. It’s a foe you don’t choose; it chooses you. And it targeted Douglas Kohn in the spring of 2004. Kohn isn’t immune to fear. But as rabbi of Congregation Emanu El in San Bernardino, he has a powerful weapon in his faith. “We call God the healer,” Kohn said. “How important the humanity of God is. The real work of caring is a human task.” After he underwent surgery for his cancer, as he was being wheeled on a gurney to his hospital room, he was rolled past a group of his congregants observing the commandment and wishing him well. He chuckled as he recalled the moment. “I was in pain,” he said, “but I had to smile.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champKohn was in Israel in the fall of 2005 when he got the idea to share the story of his struggle against metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. He chose to produce a book that included the experiences of 18 other rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators and professional leaders also stricken by cancer. “Life, Faith and Cancer; Jewish Journeys Through Diagnosis, Treatment and Recovery” was recently published by URJ Press and is available at selected Barnes & Noble stores. “The book offers a peek into how Jewish professionals deal with cancer – the healer being healed,” Kohn said. “Some of the chapters are incredibly beautiful and compelling.” Kohn believes that Jews have the obligation to heal, part of Bikur Cholim, a commandment to visit the sick. “I helped teach (the commandment) to the congregation,” before he became ill, Kohn recalled. last_img read more


first_imgDOWN edged out Monaghan by a single point at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh to go through to this year’s Ulster SFC Final.Donegal and Tyrone go head-to-head in the other semi-final in Clones next Saturday.It was a sensational victory for Down who staged one of the greatest ever comebacks in an Ulster provincial championship game. They were nine points behind at one stage. It will be Down’s first Ulster final appearance since 2003.Monaghan were on top in the first hald with Conor McManus (0-05) and Paul Finlay (0-04) giving them the nine point advantage.Aidan Carr hit home an injury-time penalty for Down, but they still trailed by 0-11 to 1-02 at the interval.Carr narrowed the gap to a point, but substitute Tommy Freeman grabbed a 57th minute goal. Down came back once again for Benny Coulter and Liam Doyle to slot over points, before wing-back Darren O’Hagan fisted the stoppage time winner.DOWN 1-14 1-13 MONAGHANDown scorers: Rogers 0-1, O’Hare 0-5, Carr 1-2, Duffin 0-1, Laverty 0-2, Freeman 1-0, Coulter 0-1, Doyle 0-1, O’Hagan 0-1Monaghan scorers: D Hughes 0-2, Finlay 0-5, McManus 0-5, Clerkin 0-1 DOWN WAIT IN ULSTER FINAL FOR WINNERS OF DONEGAL/TYRONE CLASH was last modified: June 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more


first_imgThe scene at Fanad Lighthouse in north Donegal this afternoon as the Irish Coast Guard Rescue helicopter taking the victim ashore following a search and rescue operation. Photo by John McAteer.FANAD TRAGEDY UPDATED: A man has died after falling off rocks and into the sea at Fanad Lighthouse.The man, understood to be from Co Antrim, was taking photographs at the time.It is believed the man lost his footing and fell into the sea and became trapped in a gulley on the cliffs. Another person on the scene contact Malin Head Coast Radio station at 2.42pm.A full rescue mission was launched with two lifeboats from the Lough Swilly RNLI at Buncrana as well as the Mulroy Coastguard and the Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo were launched.Two other local fishing boats, the Mary Ellen and the Annie, who were also in the area, also rushed to the scene.The rescue boats cold not get to the casualty because of a Force 7-8 gale blowing north-westerly towards the shore. The Mulroy Coastguard boat eventually managed to extract the casualty and took him to shore where the Rescue 118 chopper took him to Letterkenny General Hospital.CPR was performed at the scene.However the man, who is in his 60s, was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.A spokesman for Malin Head Radio coastguard said conditions were very bad at the time of the incident which heavy seas and gale force winds.A spokesman appealed to people to take extra care when walking or exploring the coastline. Fanad Lighthouse is one of a number of lighthouses around the country which has received a renovation and development grant and is due to open to the public next year.PHOTOGRAPHER DIES AFTER FALLING FROM ROCKS INTO SEA AT FANAD LIGHTHOUSE was last modified: August 17th, 2014 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:cliffsdeathfallfanad lighthouseRESCUE 118RNLIlast_img read more

Fire ruins ill-fated Beverly Blvd. bridge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Lt. Michael Rothans of the Sheriff’s Department’s Pico Rivera Station said what caused the fire was unknown and still being investigated by the sheriff’s arson team, explosives experts and county arson investigators Tuesday afternoon. He said the station received a call at 7:49 a.m. from a woman saying there was “a lot of smoke coming from under the bridge.” Residents living near the bridge told county fire officials that they had recently seen homeless people camping beneath the structure, Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Donald Griffiths of Fire Station 103 in Pico Rivera. Bob Spencer, a spokesman for the city of Pico Rivera, said officials found a burned mattress underneath the bridge. “It appears suspicious in nature,” said Richard Torres, Montebello city administrator. Rothans said it took firefighters 30 minutes to knock down the major part of blaze, which continued to smolder in spots for more than two hours. Eighty firefighters from Los Angeles County, Downey, Vernon, Santa Fe Springs and Montebello battled the blaze, officials said. “This thing is toast,” Rothans said. The eastern third of the bridge, which is held up by wooden pillars and a wood frame topped by steel girding, was all but destroyed. The pavement above buckled and smoke rose through the cracks as firefighters sprayed the smoldering span with water and foam. A burned railing fell of the south side of the bridge. Fire officials said there was no immediate dollar estimate on the damage to the structure. That figure should be available today, officials said. Spencer said officials were seriously considering demolishing the bridge, a decision that was expected to be made today. “It’s safe to say it’s going to be months” before it reopens, Spencer said. Both Pico Rivera and Montebello share ownership of the bridge, with Pico Rivera owning most of the span. “The Pico Rivera end of the bridge sustained the damage,” Torres said. “We’re trying to figure out how to route the traffic.” He noted that Montebello officials have narrowed Whittier Boulevard, a possible alternate route, to two lanes for an ongoing street improvement project. “We are urging motorists who travel that way to detour down to Washington Boulevard instead of Whittier Boulevard,” said Spencer, “and then make their way west to Montebello Boulevard.” Torres planned to brief Montebello City Council members about the situation at a special meeting today, he said, “so we can figure out how to route the traffic and so forth.” Spencer said officials were putting up barriers to prevent pedestrians from walking up to the bridge. The 50-year-old bridge has burned at least three times, according to Pico Rivera officials. In March it was shut off temporarily for repairs following heavy rains. It reopened about a month later. — Ben Baeder can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at ben.baeder@sgvn.com. Pam Wight can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029, or by e-mail at pam.wight@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: 11/01: Bridge on Fire PICO RIVERA — A previously storm-damaged bridge spanning the Rio Hondo flood-control channel was destroyed in a stubborn early-morning fire Tuesday that injured a firefighter, and officials later announced the structure could be demolished sometime today. Ironically, just hours after the 7:48 a.m. fire on the bridge on Beverly Boulevard west of Paramount Boulevard was extinguished, the county Board of Supervisors voted to approve $10.7 million for a major project to rebuild the span. The bridge is a heavily traveled link between Montebello and Pico Rivera, and also is regularly used by industrial traffic. Local city officials were scrambling to identify alternate commuter routes. Firefighters, working shifts, remained at the bridge through Tuesday night to douse any hot spots, officials said. One injured firefighter was taken to a hospital for treatment of heat exhaustion and was expected to recover fully, said county fire Inspector John Mancha.last_img read more