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first_imgAs Ernesto Valverde already admitted, Marc André Ter Stegen has practically impossible to reach the Spanish Super Cup. At least, to the semifinal. Five days after the match against Atlético de Madrid, the German, who draws a tendinopathy on his right knee, also did not train in the open session held by Barcelona in the Estadi Johan Cruyff. It was the great absent next to Arthur, who continues with his pubic problems, and Dembélé, who continues with the recovery of his fracture in the biceps femoris of the right thigh. Ter Stegen could travel to Arabia with the rest of the squad and continue his recovery there to, perhaps, wait for the final if he could not play against Atlético. It is more logical to think, however, that the German international will finish his treatment and reappear against Granada on January 19. Thus, it would have been almost a month since his last appearance against Alavés. A time really prudential for the conservative treatment on his left knee to take effect.last_img read more

first_imgVeteran coach of Boys’ Town FC Andrew Price has urged corporate Jamaica to assist with a ‘Summer League’ to help keep top players in Jamaica during the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) off-season. Price said that when players travel to the United States of America to participate in summer games there, it is not helping local football. “We, like other local clubs, have players who go overseas during preseason. We have to look at how best we can keep the players here for preseason. It is something that the PLCA (Premier League Clubs Association) can look into,” the former PLCA general manager said during the RSPL’s weekly press conference at Red Stripe yesterday. “The players go away to earn, so local clubs have to find ways to give them a stipend so that they can remain here and participate in preseason training,” he added. “It is something that needs a lot of discussion. The clubs can’t afford to keep the players here, so they go to the US just to play for additional income. This is something that has been going on for years, but when players come back they are not in a condition to play immediately. They have to start preseason late, and this affects most clubs,” Price explained “We have to engage them in a summer league. However, this means the private sector has to get involved. It is a difficult situation, but we have to find a solution,” he said. Boys’ Town are yet to score a point after four games, and Price says that his senior players came back three weeks ago and are in training. “They have been training for the past three weeks and are blending with the young players for a good combination. We need senior players to stay here, but we can’t force them as they have to look out for their families. We are asking for corporate support,” Price added. Pat Garel, who took over from Price as PLCA general manager, is in full support of this suggestion. “We have to sit down and find ways to solve the problem as it is affecting the league,” Garel pointed out. Four of the senior Boys’ Town players who went to the United States for the summer are Daemion Benjamin, Asrick Samuels, Garfield Gillespie and Wayne Ellis.last_img read more

first_imgBy Richard D. Baysah40 Inmates at the Kakata Central Prison (commonly known as ‘Kakata High’) got baptized on Saturday, October 13, 2018, following weeks of attending baptism classes on the prison compounds.This was done through the intervention of the Chaplain General of the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation of the Ministry of Justice, Madam Justina Trotman.Madam Trotman said these inmates, while in jail serving their various sentences, still have the right to worship, be they Christian or Muslim. Therefore, she noted, they received their baptism to accept and follow Christ.Speaking in an interview with the Liberia News Agency following their baptism, the inmates said giving their lives to Christ despite being convicted criminals does not negate the fact that they should find the path to following the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.They further stated that they were very much delighted and will remain committed to the words of God and adhere to all principles of a true worshiper.“We will not go back to engage in those things that have separated us from God and our families, which landed us behind bars,” they further stated.The inmates, most of whom are serving sentences of between three and ten years, were all in a very pensive but joyous mood following their baptism. They promised to never again get involved with anything that will land them behind bars as, after serving their respective prison term, they will be true and committed servants of the Lord Almighty.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTwo elderly women were on Monday hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after they were charged for assaulting each other.Sixty-one-year-old Juel David, of B Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, pleaded guilty with an explanation to the charge which stated that on February 22, 2019 at Alexander Street, Georgetown, she unlawfully assaulted Cheryl Nickson with intent to cause actual bodily harm.However, a not-guilty plea was entered on her behalf as she explained to the court that she did not assault Nickson.On the other hand, Nickson, 52, denied the charge when it was read to her by Senior Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Monday.While no facts were presented on the matter, the prosecution made no objections to bail being granted to the duo.As such, the women were placed on $10,000 bail each and ordered to return to the court on March 25, 2019.last_img read more

first_imgSchools in southeastern Ventura County consistently outperform others on state and national standardized tests and have garnered reputations as high-achieving school districts. istricts in Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley and Moorpark have made great strides in finding students who lag behind and working to prepare schools for mandatory testing Las Virgenes Unified School District in western Los Angeles County stands among an elite group of high-achieving districts, with every school surpassing the states mandated 800 academic performance level indexseveral others 900 LAS VIRGENES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent Sandra Smyser 4111 N. Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 (818) 880-4000 lvusd.k12.ca.us Cities served: Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Hidden Hills. Grades: K-12. Total enrollment: 12,058. Total schools: 14. Average class size: 26.6. Mean SAT math score: 578; mean SAT verbal score: 552. Fully credentialed teachers: 93.2 percent. English-language learners: 3.3 percent. Students qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch program: 2.9 percent. One-year dropout rate, grades 9-12: 0.8 percent. Pupil-teacher ratio: 23.7. CONEJO VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent Mario V. Contini 1400 E. Janss Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91362-2133 (805) 497-9511 www.conejo.k12.ca.us City served: Thousand Oaks (including Newbury Park and the Ventura County portion of Westlake Village). Grades K-12, one adult school. Total enrollment: 22,456. Total schools: 31. Average class size: 28.3. Mean SAT math score: 572; mean SAT verbal score: 547. Fully credentialed teachers: 97 percent. English-language learners: 8.7 percent. Students qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch program: 15.0 percent. One-year dropout rate, grades 9-12: 0.3 percent. MOORPARK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent Ellen Smith 5297 Maureen Lane Moorpark, CA 93021 (805) 378-6300 www.mrpk.k12.ca.us. Cities served: Moorpark. Grades: K-12. Total enrollment: 7,702. Total schools: 11. Average class size: 27.7. Mean SAT math score: 554; mean SAT verbal score: 542 Fully credentialed teachers: 95.5 percent. English-language learners: 17.1 percent. Students qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch program: 28.1 percent. One-year dropout rate, grades 9-12: 0.6 percent. Pupil-teacher ratio: 21.4. SIMI VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Superintendent Kathryn Scroggin 875 E. Cochran St. Simi Valley, CA 93065 (805) 520-6500 www.simi.k12.ca.us Cities served: Simi Valley. Grades: K-12, one adult school. Total enrollment: 21,454. Total schools: 29. Average class size: 28.7. Mean SAT math score: 536; mean SAT verbal score: 520. Fully credentialed teachers: 97 percent. English-language learners: 9.2 percent. Students qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch program: 23.1 percent. One-year dropout rate, grades 9-12: 1.5 percent. Pupil-teacher ratio: 22.7. Source: State Department of Education 160Want 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

first_imgThe investigation is ongoing, and police are asking anyone with more information to contact them at 250-787-8100. The Fort St. John RCMP is looking for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious between a male and female, or anyone who saw a white Dodge duelly pick-up, near the Taylor Community Centre or Cherry Avenue during the evening of September 6th.Specifically, police are looking to talk to anyone that was ATVing in this area – it is believed that some people were using all-terrain vehicles in the area that night.Around 11:40 pm that night, Kirk Morin was found deceased near Cherry Avenue.- Advertisement -Lisa Miel was later arrested when found in his truck, and charged with second-degree murder.RCMP believes that Morin and Miel had interaction in the parking lot behind the Taylor Community Centre between 7 and 11 pm on that evening.Miel made her first court appearance yesterday through videoconference from Prince George. Her case was adjourned until October 13th so she could find a counsel and legal assistance.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Valon Behrami 1 Tottenham target Valon Behrami is wanted by Spanish champions Atletico Madrid.The former West Ham man has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane this summer, while Inter Milan are also interested.The 29-year-old Switzerland international impressed at the World Cup but refused to discuss his future in Brazil, saying: “The transfer market? We’ll discuss it after the World Cup.“Inter? No, there’s nothing on this at that moment. I haven’t heard from my agent but we’re thinking about the World Cup.”The World Cup is already a distant memory – especially for England fans – with the return of the Premier League rapidly approaching and Madrid can now ramp up their interest and rival Spurs for the 29-year-old’s signature.last_img read more

first_img Dele Alli in action for MK Dons 1 Manchester City and Liverpool target Dele Alli has penned a new three-year deal at MK Dons.The 18-year-old midfielder, who starred in the Dons’ famous 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United in the Capital One Cup this season, has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs.However, the academy graduate has signalled his intention to stay at Stadiummk and signed a new contract until June 2017.Alli has been a key player in the Dons’ engine room this term, scoring three goals in nine appearances.Dons boss Karl Robinson said: “Dele is an exceptionally gifted player and it was only right that we rewarded him for a fantastic 12 months with this new deal.“Dele will continue to be linked with some of the world’s biggest clubs and it’s inevitable that there will be a time when we will have to let him go, whether that be in January, next summer or whenever.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Government must dig its heels in to protect our ‘valuable corporate tax rate’, Pat the Cope Gallagher insisted today.The MEP has urged An Taoiseach Enda Kenny to retain the strong stance held by the previous Government on the issue of CCCTB.Speaking from Brussels, Mr Gallagher commented: “The concessions sought on tax are more to do with the domestic political agenda in France and Germany than the stability of the euro. “Fianna Fáil in Government strongly opposed any changes to our corporate tax base. Over many years, our opposition to CCCTB has been firm and unwavering.“It is now up to the new Government to hold that strong position to protect our economic interests. There is no such thing as a compromise here. Giving in a little bit now will ultimately lead to a complete undermining of our ability to retain and attract foreign direct investment.“It is widely reported that some of the larger EU countries are seeking tax concessions from Ireland in return for an interest rate reduction.”Mr Gallagher added: “While I support any effort by the Government to seek a cut in interest rates, this issue has now been taken off the agenda at this week’s summit. “It seems clear that Europe is frantically attempting to dampen expectations of a possible cut. All the while, Ireland remains under pressure regarding CCCCTB, for what I believe has more to do with domestic political concerns in France and Germany, than the financial stability of the Euro.”GOVERNMENT MUST PROTECT CORPORATION TAX RATE, INSISTS MEP GALLAGHER was last modified: March 25th, 2011 by gregShare 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_img Unai Emery 1 Paris Saint-Germain have appointed Unai Emery as their new manager.Emery, 44, succeeds Laurent Blanc, who left on Monday after three years in the role.The Spaniard has signed a two-year contract with an option for a third having earlier this month left Sevilla, where he won three successive Europa League titles.European success was the one thing that eluded Blanc during his time in the French capital, with three successive Ligue 1 titles among a haul of 11 trophies in total before leaving the role by mutual agreement on Monday.Emery told his new club’s official website, psg.fr: “It is with much pride that I have accepted the mission of coaching Paris St Germain.“The club have become one of the most powerful in Europe in recent seasons and I am happy and honoured to help them pursue their greatest ambitions.“I am very eager to meet my new players and everyone who works to develop the club.“I know there is an immense passion for Paris St Germain and I will give my all to bring their millions of fans great moments of joy.”Emery began his career with Lorca, where he ended his playing career, and guided them to the Spanish second tier for the first time in their history. He moved on to Almeria, lifting them to the Primera Division and earning a move to Valencia.His debut season saw Los Che finish sixth and qualify for the Europa League, before back-to-back third-place finishes and Champions League qualifications. A brief spell at Spartak Moscow then preceded his triumphant three-and-a-half years with Sevilla.PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: “I am very happy to welcome Unai Emery as the new coach of Paris St Germain. Unai will bring to the club all his experience, his passion and his great qualities in management and as a man.“He has a talent for getting the best out of a team. I am conviced our fans will enjoy the spectacular style of football the team will play under Unai’s management.”last_img read more