The J-League 2020 starts: Iniesta, license to dream

first_imgMarc VivesAssistantVissel Kobe Sergi SamperMidfield playerVissel Kobe Shonan and Urawa will kick off next Friday at the J-League, first category of Japanese football. In what will be its 28th edition, the Japanese championship will have the participation of a coach and three Spanish soccer players, among which Andres Iniesta. If the genius of Fuentealbilla is already protagonist, in 2020 it will be even more: his team, Vissel Kobe, part for the first time in his history among the favorites to get the title.After an irregular 2019 in which only the goals of David Villa and the arrival on the bench of the German Thorsten Fink managed to redirect the course, Vissel Kobe has started 2020 at its best ever. The ‘ushi’ saved the past year by conquering the Emperor Cup, which gave them the opportunity to play an Asian Champions League in which they have already linked two victories consecutively. In addition, they won the Super Cup in Japan, which eventually gave them a status that is yet to be confirmed in the regularity tournament.The club owned by Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of Rakuten, the largest online store in Japan, lost Villa but seems to have consolidated as a team. Despite having still ahead of templates such as those of Kashima Antlers, Kawasaki Frontale or Yokohama Marinos, current champion, Vissel Kobe dreams of becoming the seventh different club that manages to take the J-League in the last 10 years. He will do it with the aforementioned Iniesta, star and captain of the team, and Sergi Samper, who despite being out of the call in two Champions League matches seems increasingly settled in the Fink headline team.Assistant Marc Vives, Emili Ricart, personal physiotherapist at Iniesta, and Albert Benaiges, commanding the team of analysts, also continue this season in the discipline of Vissel Kobe, which will debut next Sunday against Yokohama FC of Kazuyoshi Miura, who renewed his contract and will play again in Primera with 52 years. The Japanese striker is famous for inspiring the character of Óliver Atom, protagonist of the Super Champions manga series.@ andresiniesta8 & (bs); (Twitter) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Andrés Iniesta and Kazuyoshi Miura, during the presentation of the J-League.@ andresiniesta8 (Twitter) Andres IniestaMidfield playerVissel Kobe Toni GilPhysical trainerOsaka cherry tree Lotina, year fiveAfter returning to a historical like Tokyo Verdy the illusion to return to the J-League, Michelangelo Lotina took a leap in Japan signing with Cerezo Osaka in February 2019. And far from accusing the jump – from Second to First -, the Spanish coach starred in an outstanding campaign with the rosés. Cherry Osaka went from less to more and the season ended with 59 points, just four from the Champions area, highlighting Lotina as a coach willing to give opportunities to the young talents of the quarry.With Kashima, Kawasaki, Tokyo, Marinos and Kobe as big favorites to the title, everything in the top 5 of the J-League would be a great success for Cerezo Osaka. The formersevillista Hiroshi Kiyotake will return as a great attraction of the pink team, which starred in an interesting movement with the incorporation of the Brazilian Lucas Mineiro from the B Series in Brazil. The Spanish physical trainer has also joined the team Toni Gil, previously in Gamba Osaka. Iván Polanco, meanwhile, will continue to be Lotina’s right hand on the bench.Spanish in the J-League Emili RicartPhysiotherapistVissel Kobe Michelangelo LotinaCoachOsaka cherry tree NameOccupationEquipment Isaac CuencaForwardVegalta Sendai You have to travel 900 kilometers north to find the other Spanish in the J-League. After scoring six goals and assisting in his debut in Japan with the shirt of Sagan Tosu, in whose salvation he ended up playing a fundamental role, Isaac Cuenca He accepted Vegalta Sendai’s offer with the aim of “being up and being able to play Asian competition”. However, an injury to the meniscus of the right knee will keep the FC Barcelona squad away from the pitch until next August. The team led by Takashi Kiyama, a regular in the middle of the table, will seek to improve the 11th position of the past year. Ivan PalancoAssistantOsaka cherry tree Albert BenaigesScouting DirectorVissel Kobelast_img read more

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Sergio Ramos on the return: “We must not be selfish”

first_imgUnicef: “I have been an ambassador for six years and a collaborator for more than 13 years. A month ago we started a campaign to make donations and to be able to contribute and help our toilets, our true heroes, who are without sanitary material, without rest and working as great We have made this initiative to buy what our country lacks: gloves, masks … Today, through our social networks, we have created the Ramos Unicef ​​Day to invite people to continue helping and donating because, despite the confinement, we are all fighting together and following the guidelines of our government. We must continue helping, continue to be in solidarity. We have reached our peak and hopefully we will go down further. It all adds up so that we can continue buying material from our heroes. These are very difficult times for them because of the risk of getting it. “A reference for two decades: “You are proud that they say that. Within all that time there are many hours of work, involvement, commitment, hours to take from your family. Everything has been worth the pain, the good times and even the bad, which have taught us to learn of those mistakes. It is a pride to represent and lead the best team in the world. All this that people who love me tell me invites me to continue taking care of myself, improving to defend this shield as long as possible as I consider. Every day that I spend in Madrid is a gift “.Routine: “I think I am finer than before the quarantine. We have given so much importance and seriousness to this situation that, after losing the routine of Valdebebas and the matches, we have put a lot of emphasis on maintaining food, rest and of course work I am finer even than in the middle of the season because when you play every three days it does not give you time, just to maintain and prevent lesions from relapsing, that fatigue does not generate an injury. I am practically stronger. The first weeks we knew It was going to be long, now we see a bit of light at the end of the tunnel and we put the gym a little more aside because of the cardio and the ball to return fine and not inflated, too strong. Sergio Ramos (34 years old) spoke on television of Real Madrid this Tuesday, in an intervention to give a speaker to a new solidarity initiative of the white captain: the Ramos Unicef ​​Day. It is one of the defender’s actions, 21 titles as a Real Madrid player, to help in the fight against the coronavirus. The ‘4’, also, took the opportunity to return their condolences for the death of Michael Robinson. 4center_img Conclusion of this crisis: “In this type of problems that are practically unknown, within that seriousness and all the bad, it has served to bring out our best version: being more supportive, better son, better father … We have again said” I love you. ” to unite the country more, to admire the musicians and writers of Spain. We must admire, leave envy aside. We who occupy a privileged position within society are obliged to collaborate. It is the only way to create new hope and get out of this as soon as possible. “Return: “We should not be selfish, personal opinion should be left a bit on the sidelines and heed the Health and Government guidelines. Everyone’s health is not going to be put at risk. I am looking forward to playing again, competing again, play the League and the Champions. I have that hunger to end the season with a title, but first we have to wait and the people who know about all of this take the appropriate decisions. We are going to try to end this virus so that when the heat and cold return, do not return. I’m dying to jump to the Bernabéu and wear the Madrid shirt, return to normal a little. It takes your time, it will not be like before, there will be a before and after When there is no risk, we will return very hungry and excited to wear this shirt. “Football of the future: “One still has doubts. We are at the expense of what the government dictates, the rules that come out. We have to wait. I hope that football will become what it has been, a sport that serves to unite, that is a distraction for millions of people. Being realistic and aware of what has happened, because everything requires a process, a time. You have to be patient. The important thing, above all, is health. Hopefully we will return soon, I do not know if it will be with the public or no, but unless they can see it from their homes. We have to be flexible. “last_img read more

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Sunshine Girls coaches should resign – Campbell

first_imgVeteran local coach, Sylvester Campbell, has called for sweeping changes to Jamaica’s netball coaching staff, this after the Sunshine Girls’ performance, which placed them fourth at the just concluded Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia.The Sunshine Girls failed to win a medal at the championships after they were comprehensively beaten 66-44 by England in the third-place play-off on Saturday.The Jamaicans, who had high hopes of winning the gold medal, ended their campaign with consecutive losses, having gone down 67-76 to Australia in the semi-finals.It was the second consecutive championships that the Sunshine Girls were losing to England in the bronze medal game.Campbell told The Gleaner in an interview that the entire coaching staff should hand in their resignation now to the hierarchy of the sport’s local governing body, Netball Jamaica (NJ). He says Netball Jamaica needs new personnel with fresh ideas to take the sport forward.”I believe that everybody should just hand in their resignation or Netball Jamaica should ask these persons to resign,” said Campbell, who has coached Tivoli Gardens to several local championship wins.”This will allow Netball Jamaica open the process again where new people apply.”We can’t be doing the same things and expect to get different results,” Campbell said.The outspoken Campbell, also an international netball umpire, added that the Sunshine Girls’ last two outings to the World championship have produced the same results and this cannot be allowed to continue, noting that a lot of money and resources had been pumped into this team and they failed to perform on the global stage.”I think that this team was mentally weak,” said Campbell. “The tactical moves that we made just didn’t work out for us at the championships.”evaluationHowever, NJ’s president, Marva Bernard, said her association will be doing an evaluation on the performance of the coaches at the championships.”I have two months to wrap up and I have my report to do, so you will be hearing from me soon,” said Bernard, following the team’s arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday night.”We wouldn’t have made a decision as to what’s next because the cycle ends now, a new cycle begins. The ladies will get some rest,” she said. “The coaches and general manager will chart some courses for 2019.”last_img read more

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6-month maternity leave will be costly for employers – former PSC Chairman

first_imgFormer Private Sector Commission (PSC) Chairman Ramesh Dookhoo on Monday stated that while the Government’s proposal for six months of maternity leave was commendable, it would put a strain on the Private Sector.Dookhoo said although the proposal was “nice sounding” and creditable on the Government’s end, it would cost both parties money.“I’m already hearing murmurs from the Private Sector that it will be costly for them,” he said.Former Private Sector Commission Chairman Ramesh DookhooRecently, the Social Protection Ministry, along with the Public Health Ministry, announced a proposed six months’ maternity leave for mothers, and two weeks’ paternity leave for fathers.Currently, the mandate for three months of maternity leave contradicts the World Health Organisation (WHO) call for mothers to breastfeed their babies for six months. The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) has highlighted the need to support women in balancing work and family, especially when it comes to breastfeeding their babies. Public health recommendations are based on research that established health benefits from breastfeeding, ranging from reduced infections and improved IQ in babies, to lower risk of breast and ovarian cancer in mothers.PAHO added that promoting breastfeeding in the workplace increases benefits for employers, including superior employee loyalty to companies as a result of gratitude and satisfaction, and reduced absenteeism because breastfeeding employees’ babies get sick less often and less severely.Thus, PAHO recommended that employers implement policies, including paid maternity leave, paid breaks for breastfeeding, a dedicated room for breastfeeding in the workplace that is private and hygienic, and flexible or reduced working hours for breastfeeding mothers.WHO had further advised that Governments implement the maternity protection legislation and related measures consistent with the International Labour Organisation’s 2000 Maternity Protection Convention, which calls for at least 14 weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers, as well as breastfeeding breaks and facilities in the workplace.Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence has indicated that the Ministry hoped to have the proposal brought before Parliament in 2017.Alluding to the financial implications of this move, Dookhoo added, “Cost is a big thing for the Private Sector if someone is off of their job for six months, then you would have to have someone to replace them and that means you would be paying two salaries, but it is good.”Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton, has long bemoaned the fact that mothers were currently only able to breastfeed for three months. He pointed out that if the health sector would recommend six months’ exclusive breastfeeding, there should be discussions about mothers being granted six months’ leave.The Public Health Minister stated that while this might burden employers; in the long run, it would be worth it.last_img read more

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Pair of local campuses think ahead

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Flexing their academic muscles, two Santa Clarita Schools scored in the top 25 high schools for the 2007 Los Angeles County Academic Decathlon. Canyon Country’s Golden Valley High School placed 12th in the competition, with a score of 35,817, and Saugus High was 23rd, with a score of 30,152. “It’s amazing we did so well considering we are still a new school,” Golden Valley’s decathlon coach Dana Bobek said Friday. The former decathlon coach for Saugus High, Bobek knows what it takes to make a decathlon team a winner. “We meet during Period One every day, at 6:50 a.m., and also on weekends and after school,” she said. “We literally cover hundreds of folders of material and take hundreds of quizzes to review.” This year’s decathlon theme was China, and it was woven into all 10 areas covered in the academic competition – math, economics, social sciences, art, music, language, literature, speech, interviews and the Super Quiz. “A lot of the material is things not covered in regular high school classes, like Chinese music,” Bobek said. Academic Decathlon teams are made up of a diverse group of students, as rules require those with A, B and C averages to participate. Bobek, who asks students to apply and turn in essays or quizzes for a spot on the team, thinks the mix helps the students find their strengths and weaknesses. “An A student is used to the grind of learning a lot of material and testing well, but a C student may be naturally bright but unmotivated. The C student brings a lot of social skills to the group and most of the time the experience fires up their quest for knowledge, and suddenly they are better students.” Vilo Del Rio, Saugus High’s decathlon coach, already is planning for next year, hoping to get a decathlon class going on his campus. “We are excited that we did better than last year, and we are hoping to perform better next year,” Del Rio said. For Del Rio the most satisfying part of the experience was watching his kids have their moment in the spotlight. “We really built a great team and, in the last few weeks, they became like a family,” Del Rio said. “The kids had a wonderful time, and that’s all that matters.” connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want 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

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Arum is true believer in Cotto

first_img“Punching power could be the ability to take out an opponent with one punch, like Tyson had,” said Arum, who will promote Cotto’s title defense against Oktay Urkal a week from Saturday at Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “Punching power could be based on an accumulation of punches, a relentless attack of hurting his opponent as he attacks him, and breaking him down. “And I think that Miguel will go down in boxing history in that second category as among the best that ever fought. He’s skilled, has fast hands, but it’s his relentless attack that never, never stops in hurting his opponent.” There is no question that Cotto is scary. He works the body as dynamically as he batters the head. He’s one of those fighters who can make even the most courageous opponent cringe while pondering the punishment that is sure to be forthcoming. But getting Cotto to brag a bit is about as difficult as weathering one of his tremendous left hooks. Miguel Cotto was supposed to be facing a stern test when he took on fellow Puerto Rican Carlos Quintana Dec. 2 in Atlantic City. Quintana was undefeated at 23-0. At 5-foot-9 1/2, he was 2 1/2 inches taller than Cotto. Quintana also had a five-inch reach advantage, was a southpaw and had been a welterweight his entire career. Cotto was moving up from junior welterweight. Quintana was decked twice in the fifth round and could not answer the bell for the sixth, having been taken apart by Cotto in vicious fashion. Cotto won the vacant World Boxing Association welterweight title, and the stoppage gave the former junior welterweight champion an 8-0 record with seven knockouts in championship fights. It also made a true believer out of his promoter, Bob Arum, who has 40 years in this game. Arum believes Cotto is one of the most damaging punchers the sport has seen. center_img “I just do what I do,” Cotto, 26, said Wednesday from Puerto Rico. “I come to fight. I come to win. That’s what I think about, winning. I leave it to the fans, to the press, to everyone that knows boxing, to decide what they think of my career.” This is just the attitude that Arum believes will help propel Cotto (28-0, 23 KOs) to the top of every respectable pound-for-pound poll. Not only is Cotto physically gifted, he’s humble. “He’s looked upon as one of the top fighters in boxing and rightly so and it is our hope that in the next year or so he will be recognized as the very best,” Arum said. “He is a very hard-working young man, and he gives a lot to the sport. “But that’s so much a part of the battle today, to get a young man to not get ahead of himself and not start proclaiming that he is the best, that he can beat everybody, and just let it come. Like the great ones did, like (Marvin) Hagler and (Sugar Ray) Leonard. They didn’t claim to the rafters that they were the best. They proved that they were the best.” Judah next for Cotto Should Cotto get past the 37-year-old Urkal (38-3, 12 KOs) nine days from now – and that should not be a problem – he has already signed to defend his belt against former welterweight champion Zab Judah on June 9 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Judah, of Brooklyn, has not fought since April 8 in Las Vegas where he lost his International Boxing Federation belt to Floyd Mayweather Jr. via lopsided decision. Judah touched off a brawl during the 10th round of the fight when he fouled Mayweather with a low blow and a rabbit punch. Judah was fined and had his license revoked by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Originally, Arum had tried to seal a deal for Cotto to fight Mexico’s Antonio Margarito, the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion. That deal fell through. Arum, however, believes Cotto-Judah is a bigger attraction, even with the loss of the boxing rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico. “No question, the Judah fight is much more attractive from the standpoint of the live gate,” Arum said. “Judah is a local New York kid. He has a lot of fans. It’s a natural rivalry.” New York City, of course, has a large Puerto Rican population. “Where we lose a little bit in not having Margarito and having Judah is maybe in some pay-per-view buys in the West and the Southwest where there are many Mexican Americans,” Arum said. “However, I think that will be compensated for by the increased buys in the East, and also we want to have some prominent Mexicans on the card to help attract Mexican American and Mexican fans.” Should Cotto lose to Germany’s Urkal, that would ruin everything. As easy as it would be for him to look ahead to Judah, Cotto was adamant about where his focus lies. “On March 3, it’s going to be Urkal,” Cotto said. “That’s the one I’m thinking about. Then come June 9, I’ll be ready and thinking about Judah. First things first. One step at a time.” It’s no surprise that Judah is already talking trash. He has predicted he will knock out Cotto in five rounds. “All I can tell you is that throughout his career, Zab Judah has always been a big talker,” Cotto said. “But if you see the actions in the ring, he has not always been able to back up those words.” Judah is 34-4 with 25 knockouts, but he has lost the two biggest fights of his career – against Mayweather and Kostya Tszyu (TKO, second round). Arum-Goossen Arum and fellow promoter Dan Goossen are currently suing each other and others because of the situation surrounding a title fight between the aforementioned Margarito and Paul “The Punisher” Williams. Goossen, president of Goossen Tutor Promotions, earned the right to promote the fight when he won a purse bid conducted by the WBO. Goossen then signed Margarito and Williams to fight each other on a date and site still not determined. But the WBO has since said it will not sanction this fight until the lawsuits are settled. Goossen promotes Williams. Arum promotes Margarito and said Margarito was not free to sign for any fight without his permission. Both sides are claiming tortious interference. Well, Arum said he was stunned Tuesday when he found out that Goossen had paid Margarito several hundred thousand dollars more than the amount he was guaranteed from his share of the winning purse bid, which was slightly over $1.5 million. “When he (Goossen) signed Margarito, it was for the amount that Margarito was entitled to under the purse bid, and he paid Margarito $395,000 above the amount that he bid,” Arum said. “You can’t do that. I mean, that’s clearly tortiously interfering with our contract. “And Goossen admitted it in court papers (filed in Puerto Rico). Admitted it. I mean, that is shocking. That blows him away, blows him out of court. He didn’t win this fight on a purse bid. He won this fight by negotiating with my fighter and paying him $395,000 above the amount that he bid.” Goossen, during a telephone conversation Tuesday, said that yes he did make Margarito an offer he could not refuse. He’s proud of it, and he said it won’t amount to a hill of beans when it comes time for decisions to be handed down. Goossen is suing the Puerto Rico-based WBO and Arum in Puerto Rico and Arum is suing Goossen, Margarito and his co-managers Sergio Diaz and Francisco Espinosa in Nevada. “Many a purse bid have come up with extra terms laid into it,” Goossen said. “Especially if you want complete support in promoting the event. We are the ones who disclosed it (in court papers) because we have nothing to hide. I have a major promotion we are running and this payment is for the fight only under the rules of the WBO, and I needed full participation because it is such a big event. “From that end of it, it doesn’t interfere with whatever document Bob may have because the rights to this fight are mine.” Robert Morales can be reached at robert.morales@presstelegram.com. 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

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Soldiers to serve longer in Iraq

first_imgThe extended tours are a price the Army must pay to sustain the troop buildup that President George W. Bush ordered in January as part of his rearranged strategy for stabilizing Baghdad and averting a U.S. defeat. Troop levels are being boosted from 15 brigades to 20 brigades, and to keep that up beyond summer, the Army faced harsh choices: Either send units to Iraq after less than 12 months at home, or extend tours. Reaction on Capitol Hill to Gates’ announcement was harsh. “Extending the tours of all active-duty Army personnel is an unacceptable price for our troops and their families to pay,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the longer tours will have a “chilling effect” on recruiting and the Army’s ability to keep soldiers from quitting the service. “We also must not underestimate the enormous negative impact this will have on Army families,” Skelton said. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who supports the troop buildup, said of the affected soldiers: “They’ll be disappointed, but they’ll do it.” Taking news in stride Indeed, at Fort Bliss, Texas, home of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, some Army families took the news in stride. Carol Frennier, whose husband, Command Sgt. Maj. Steve Frennier, is in Iraq, said she had prepared herself and her family for a longer deployment. “They kind of told us to expect 12 months to 18 months,” she said. “We were already prepared to have them extended.” And her family has been through an extended tour of duty before. “Last time they said nine months, and it was 14 months,” Frennier said. At a Pentagon news conference, Gates said it was too early to estimate how long the troop buildup would last but that his new policy would give the Pentagon the capability to maintain the higher force levels until next April. Democrats in Congress, and some Republicans, oppose the buildup and are trying to force Bush to change course. Gates said that without making 15 months the standard tour length in place of the current 12, he would have been forced to send five active-duty Army brigades to Iraq before they completed their one year at home. “I think it is fair to all soldiers that all share the burden equally,” he said. The longer tours do not apply to the National Guard or Reserve, nor to the Marines, who make up about 25,000 of the 145,000 troops in Iraq. The Marines are sticking to their standard seven-month tours, with an average of seven months at home between tours, although some units have had their tours lengthened recently. Gen. Peter Pace, the Joint Chiefs chairman who appeared at the news conference with Gates, acknowledged that longer tours in Iraq and Afghanistan make life harder for many soldiers. “Is it an additional strain to go from 12 months to 15 months? Of course it is,” Pace said. “Is it in combat and therefore even more difficult? Of course it is. And that’s why the entire nation should be thankful that we have such incredible young men and women who, knowing that, who volunteer to serve this nation in a time of great need.” In an indication of the Pentagon’s concern about how hard the news would hit Army families, Gates angrily denounced a news leak of his announcement.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A thinly stretched Army just got thinner. All active-duty soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been informed they will serve 15- month tours – three months longer than the previous standard. Rather than continuing its recent practice of deciding on tour extensions on a unit-by-unit basis, the Pentagon decided to spread the pain evenly, giving longer tours to all. Defense Secretary Robert Gates cast the news in a positive light, saying more soldiers and Army families will benefit from a predictable deployment schedule, which he said would ensure that they get at least 12 months at home between deployments. But he also acknowledged that the strains of war are mounting. “Our forces are stretched; there’s no question about that,” Gates told a Pentagon news conference Wednesday. Anthony Cordesman, an Iraq watcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the decision to add three months to the standard tour of duty was necessary, even though it will create more hardships for soldiers with families. It also will interfere with the normal cycle of soldiers’ career development by keeping them away from the kinds of schoolhouse work they must do to position for promotions. Early reaction from Army families, however, indicated that many saw the latest news coming and were prepared for it. Sharon Konvicka, whose husband, 36-year-old Sgt. Michael Konvicka of Flint, Mich., deployed in January with the 1st Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Ga., said she was not surprised. “None of us really expected them home in a year because of the situation that was going on,” Sharon Konvicka said Wednesday. “Don’t get me wrong. I can imagine a lot of spouses are probably a bit disappointed their loved ones aren’t returning in a year. But that’s just the life.” Price of Bush buildup The new policy immediately affects about 100,000 active-duty soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, plus those who will deploy in coming months. All will get an extra $1,000 a month for each month they serve beyond 12 months. last_img read more

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REVEALED: The new 2015/16 Premier League kits

first_img 9 After months of waiting, most of the Premier League kits for next season have been revealed.As always, although the current campaign is not yet over, fans’ optimism has already begun to build ahead of the summer and many of us are already planning which one of our favourite players names to proudly have printed on a shiny new replica shirt.However, if they move on during the transfer window, you’ve only got yourself to blame. Maybe you shouldn’t have been so keen?Meanwhile, plenty of sides seem to have kept it simple with sleek and traditional designs, but a few have also been experimental in regards to colour and appearance.So, will you like your club’s latest creation or will you want to banish it from your home ground and settle for a retro number? Find out by clicking the yellow arrow, above right.Feel free to let us know your thoughts on any of the kits on show. Comment below… Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see more of the Premier League’s leaked kits for next season. – Ronald Koeman’s men are set to look pretty sharp in this white and red striped effort. The Saints haven’t rocked the boat this year. 9 Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see more of the Premier League’s leaked kits for next season. – Chelsea’s new number is a traditional royal blue which has been finished with a red and white trim. Classy. Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see more of the Premier League’s new kits for next season… – Take a peek at the first Liverpool kit that you won’t see Steven Gerrard in for the best part of two decades. Not a bad debut by the Reds’ new sponsor, New Balance, at all. 9 Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see more of the Premier League’s leaked kits for next season. – The south Londoners’ sponsor is unknown, but their red and blue home shirt has been confirmed by the club and it’s not too shabby. Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see more of the Premier League’s leaked kits for next season. – Manchester United are back in the big time, otherwise known as the Champions League, and this is the kit that they will be turning out in. Adidas have done a nice job here, if you ask us. 9 Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see more of the Premier League’s leaked kits for next season. – It’s a V-neck for Roberto Martinez’s men next term as part of a somewhat plain strip. 9 9 9 Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see more of the Premier League’s leaked kits for next season. – Are you wondering how many of these shirts will have Kane on the back by August? We’re guessing at least 95%. Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see more of the Premier League’s leaked kits for next season. – Stoke City’s number hasn’t strayed too far from their familiar path. No nonsense from the Potters. 9 9 Click the yellow arrow, above right, to see more of the Premier League’s leaked kits for next season. – John Carver’s side may have unveiled their kit for next season, but sales will surely dip unless the Magpies can preserve their Premier League status. last_img read more

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County officials criticize Baca

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The supervisors had hoped to question Baca about the deadly violence at the Men’s Central Jail and the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic, but the sheriff was in Sacramento on Tuesday to testify at a legislative hearing and missed the board meeting. Last week, Baca was in Washington, D.C., for a conference of the nation’s police chiefs. “I’m a little troubled that we don’t have a clear understanding of how to get out of this crisis,” said Supervisor Gloria Molina. “Right now, we are creating a real Band-Aid operation out there. There is concern about management of our custody divisions overall.” Baca spokesman Steve Whitmore said it was appropriate for the sheriff to fulfill his commitment to testify in favor of $15 billion in public-safety projects proposed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Even though he’s not physically here, everyone understands the sheriff is focused on this and this is his responsibility, which he takes freely,” Whitmore said. “He knows he’s going to be held accountable. He doesn’t duck any of that.” Sheriff’s officials defended the department’s actions, saying they are having results. “We do have our arms around the system now,” said Marc Klugman, chief of the sheriff’s Correctional Services Division. “We believe if we continue the way we are going now … we will be able to re-integrate the facility and basically revolutionize the way we house inmates and at the same time have a safe environment.” In an prerecorded interview that aired Tuesday on KPCC radio’s “Talk of the City,” Baca said the system for incarcerating lawbreakers should be overhauled. “I can fix this short-term, but the long-term is that we have to look at the county jail system, look at the state prison system, ask ourselves what can we do to improve things, and we have to pay the price.” Bobb – who heads the Police Assessment Resource Center and has been working on Sheriff’s Department issues for more than a decade – said violent criminals should be housed separately from those incarcerated for relatively minor crimes. “I think the first thing to look at is to put in hard-lock cells as contrasted to the dormitories we have there now,” Bobb said. “And you have four different classes of inmates, and they should be separated.” He also said changes should be made in staffing the jails, which have been plagued by a shortage of deputies. Under the current policies, deputies are assigned for several years to work in the jails before they are sent on patrol. Bobb proposed creating a program for deputies interested only in a career in corrections. Meanwhile, Klugman said officials were continuing to expedite the transfer of hundreds of county jail inmates to state prisons. “We are up to 90 percent felons in our jails,” he said. “What we have become is a holding system for the state. Those here on high bails or no-bail, I can’t do anything with them.” Officials also said that while the Feb. 4 fight that sparked the riots was initially believed to be between black and Latino gangs, it actually involved mostly white inmates. “This has been blown up as a black-on-brown thing,” Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke said. “Apparently, it was not initially. … I’d like to know if the Aryan Nations was involved.” Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After 11 days of racial violence at Los Angeles County jails, officials lashed out Tuesday at Sheriff Lee Baca, and a top adviser said authorities had ignored warning signs about growing inmate unrest for months. County jails remained on lockdown – and segregated by race – after nearly two weeks of fights primarily between black and Latino inmates that left two dead and scores injured. As many as seven inmates may eventually be charged with murder, officials said. A frustrated Board of Supervisors questioned why efforts have failed to halt the violence, which consultant Merrick Bobb said could have been averted. “There have been signs for the past six months or more as we have seen a rise in violence and incidents,” said Bobb, who oversees the Sheriff’s Department for the board. “It has been a problem that should have been addressed a long time ago, but was not.” last_img read more

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Brave Orla discovered she had breast cancer after watching TOWIE

first_imgDonegal beauty therapist Orla Maguire is battling breast cancer while sending out a clear message to women everywhere to be aware of their bodies. Orla, aged 30, from Dungloe discovered an abnormality in her right breast after watching a special episode of The Only Way is Essex for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2016.“The characters were talking about checking your breasts and messing around with each other. I was getting ready for bed and has a quick feel around the area and felt something. “I thought maybe I was imagining it but the next morning it was still here. I decided to go straight to the doctor to get it seen to,” Orla said.Orla had to wait 5 weeks for an appointment with Letterkenny General Hospital after being referred by her GP. It was only after her 30th birthday in November that she had an exam with the Breast Clinic.A week later, Orla received the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She was told that the Oncology Unit at Letterkenny Hospital was not accepting new cancer patients and she would have to travel to Galway Hospital for chemotherapy.“Unfortunately Letterkenny couldn’t take anyone else at the time and Galway was mentioned. It’s a long journey but I wouldn’t have been the first person from here to take the trip. “Luckily the consultant breast surgeon managed to get a doctor in Sligo to take me. It was a lot easier than having to make a four hour journey every Wednesday and possibly travelling down the night before,” Orla said.Orla began chemotherapy in Sligo Hospital four days before Christmas. She is keeping up a positive attitude and has set up a Facebook page called My Right Tata to document her journey and remind women to ‘Check your tatas’.“You need to be aware of breast cancer, no matter what age you are,” Orla told Donegal Woman. “If I get five, ten or fifteen more people to be aware of their bodies then my job is done.”“I hope the page will be for other people who are going through cancer too. Maybe people who have just been diagnosed and who are wondering what’s going to happen next. Breast cancer is not the end of the world. The treatment that’s out there is amazing and I thank God it’s only in my breast. There’s no reason why I can’t fight that.“A lot of people don’t like sharing things but breast cancer is on a lot of people’s doorsteps and I just want to put it out there,” Orla said. Click here to read Orla’s full story on DonegalWoman.ieCheck your tatas!Visit www.facebook.com/myrighttata to follow Orla’s journey.Brave Orla discovered she had breast cancer after watching TOWIE was last modified: January 26th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:breast cancerhealthLetterkenny University Hospitaloncologylast_img read more

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