Upd. at 20:09 Another thing that may impede a transfer is that Barcelona cannot sign a replacement until 2016 because of the FIFA transfer ban. The 33-year-old defender has, however, been in excellent form this season. Manchester United are also interested in the Catalan defender. Jose Mourinho managed to convince Cesc Fabregas to come to Chelsea this summer and may try to repeat the trick with Pique. According to the Daily Star, Chelsea will be willing to pay €30million for Barcelona centre-back Gerard Pique. Sport EN 30/10/2014 The player has been selected by Luis Enrique a lot recently but has been far from his best. The Portuguese coach knows that John Terry, the club’s veteran defender, cannot play on forever and he may have to be replaced. CET
Advertisement aw8tjbuNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8l0sjeWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1yibd3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4mlWould you ever consider trying this?😱bh5esCan your students do this? 🌚mbg0Roller skating! Powered by Firework Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena has come under heavy fire from some fans on Instagram, following his reply to an Ousmane Dembele post which was mostly light banter in way, but something that certainly didn’t go down well with his teammate. This aforementioned reply, though not intended in that way, was clearly seen as racist by many. Advertisement The whole situation surrounding this discrimination has been taken up with utmost responsibility by a majority of the footballing world, especially since the case has been on high rise in the past few month, even on the international level most notably when a lot of the England national team players were abused in their 5-1 rout of Montenegro.However, one might look at Alena’s case as not being well aware of the repercussions of such an offense these days. Moreover, it just might be light hearted and not intended in that way, but that still is no excuse for conjuring something like that up anywhere.Advertisement Below is the screenshot of the incident:-Credits – caughtoffside.comAs clearly seen, Alena replied with “Negro cabron” to Dembele, which roughly translates to “black bastard”, which some fans did not take very well, and rightfully should not even be.Advertisement Alena later on deleted the reply, obviously taken aback by the massive response from the fans and other people in general.Read also:-De Ligt to Barca a ‘deal agreed’, United and Liverpool dealt huge blowsNo Room for Racism – Premier League’s new racism-combating campaign Advertisement
World number one Rafa Nadal knew powerhouse Juan Martin del Potro’s biggest weakness was his shaky backhand, and the Spaniard exploited the vulnerability repeatedly at their U.S. Open showdown on Friday to advance to Sunday’s final.The left-handed Nadal’s strategy of attacking the backhand, which had the added benefit of avoiding the Argentine’s thunderous right-handed forehand, did not initially pay off as Nadal dropped the first set.But Nadal did not waiver and Del Potro began to lose control of the shot, committing 15 unforced backhand errors to just three winners from that side in the 4-6 6-0 6-3 6-2 win.“Rafa just play even better the last three sets of the match and I couldn’t hit my backhand as good as I did in the beginning of the match,” Del Potro told reporters after the two-and-a-half hour contest.“I feel better with my backhand, but it’s not good enough to win a title like this or to win the top guys in a row.”Del Potro’s backhand has been hindered by a series of surgeries to repair problems with his left wrist.He knew it would be Nadal’s strategy going into the match.“He was playing me all the time to my backhand,” he said.“When you don’t have that confidence to play three, four hours with a good backhand against Rafa, is just matter of time to get down your game.” 31-year old Anderson reaches first grand slam finalKevin Anderson of South Africa celebrates his win against Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.At the age of 31, Kevin Anderson reached his first grand slam final thanks to a 4-6 7-6 6-3 6-4 victory over Spain’s Pablo Carrena Busta.In this era when players are winning grand slam titles well into their thirties, Anderson almost doesn’t qualify as a late bloomer.But the South African, the first born there to make a grand slam final since Kevin Curren at Wimbledon in 1985, has shown patience, resilience and unending dedication to make his grand slam breakthrough.“It’s been a lot of hard work to get to this point,” said Anderson, who will meet world number one Rafa Nadal in the final.“It feels fantastic.“It’s been a long road to get here and sometimes tough. We’ve been dominated by a select few individuals and there are definitely times where you think those will be the guys who will always be competing for it.”Anderson was late to the Tour after choosing to go to college in the United States, at the University of Illinois, where he was coached by Craig Tiley.Tiley, a former South Africa Davis Cup captain and now the tournament director at the Australian Open, said Anderson deserves every moment of his success.“He had the same professionalism and dedication and attitude that you see on the Tour today when he was at college,” Tiley told Reuters.“Obviously he’s been on a long journey. But he’s always had a fantastic attitude and passion for the game. It was a privilege to coach him because of the attitude he had.”BOUNCED BACKAnderson always used to be considered a nearly-man, for so long unable to get past the last 16 of a grand slam event, always finding someone just too good on the day.But despite a series of injuries, from shoulder to knees and at the end of last year, to his hip, he has bounced back brilliantly to put his name in the history books.He will bid to go one better than Curren, who was runnerup at the 1984 Australian Open final before switching citizenship to the United States ahead of his run to the Wimbledon final.Johan Kriek was the first South African to win a grand slam singles championship at the 1981 Australian Open but successfully defended the title in 1982 as a naturalised American.“It’s definitely about perseverance,” Anderson said. “I feel like I’ve kept my head down and kept working hard.“There have been a lot of ups and downs and I feel really happy, I’ve always kept belief.“It’s been a terrific couple of weeks and I’ve got an opportunity to step on the court in a final and that’s something I’m going to be really excited about.”It has been noticeable at the U.S. Open how pumped up he has been throughout the event, something Tiley said reminded him of Anderson’s college days.“At the University of Illinois we had really good teams and it’s a great atmosphere, you have a lot of people around you,” he said.“After college, back out there on his own, maybe it was a bit more difficult for him to be (extroverted) but he’s playing with a lot of confidence now.”Anderson has been working on his on-court presence with his team, including Alexis Castorri, the sports psychologist who has worked with Andy Murray.“It think it helps me to play my best tennis,” Anderson said.It might have taken time, but it has been worth the wait.
Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery faces a baptism of fire after the Gunners were handed an opening day fixture at home to Premier League champions Manchester City.Emery, Arsenal’s first new manager since Arsene Wenger took charge in 1996, will then travel to London rivals Chelsea on the second weekend of the season.Liverpool, who will look to build on their Champions League final appearance, open their campaign at home to West Ham United in what will be manager Manuel Pellegrini’s first competitive game in charge of the London side.Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, a distant runners-up to City last season, start at home to Leicester City while FA Cup winners Chelsea are away to Huddersfield Town.Tottenham Hotspur, who finished third, have confirmed that their first home fixture on the second week of the season against newly-promoted Fulham will be held at Wembley.The north London club say their first game in their new stadium will be against Liverpool on the weekend of Sept 15-16.Tottenham played all their home games at Wembley last season while their new 62,000-seater stadium was being constructed but work is still ongoing and the club has sought permission to return to the national stadium for one game.“As you will note there is a home fixture scheduled for the weekend of 18/19 August 2018 and this match will be played as a home fixture at Wembley Stadium,” the club’s website said.“It was always our intention to seek permission to play the first few games away. In discussions with our coaching staff the preference was to break what would otherwise have been a continuous run of away games with one game at what was effectively our ‘home’ stadium last season.”Tottenham are away to Newcastle United on the opening weekend on Aug 11-12.Championship winners Wolverhampton Wanderers will mark their return to the top division for the first time since 2012 against Marco Silva’s Everton at Molineux.Cardiff City, automatically promoted with Wolves, start away to Bournemouth while Fulham, who beat Aston Villa in the Championship playoff, host former manager Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in a London derby.Southampton host Burnley on the opening day.The season’s first Manchester derby will be at The Etihad on the weekend of Nov 10-11 while Arsenal host Tottenham and Liverpool greet Everton on the weekend of Dec 1-2.All eyes will be on former Paris St Germain manager Emery as he attempts to revive Arsenal’s fortunes after they missed out on the Champions League for a second successive season.The Spaniard will come face to face with fellow Spaniard Pep Guardiola on the opening day and after a trip to Chelsea he has another London derby with West Ham United the visitors
We just had a peek at the latest bunch of young’uns moving from primary school to secondary but, sadly, not a single thing seems to’ve changed. By and large, more than half of the 14,000+ who wrote the NGSA couldn’t score 50% of the marks in the basic subjects of Maths, Science and Social Studies. In English, the pass rate was 57.4% – a dip from last year’s 60.6%.And you, gentle readers, would know that your Eyewitness’s pet peeve is that while we’re all excited by the amazing performances of the top 10 – and even the top 1% – not a tear was shed for the bottom half, who’re seen as “losers”, and will soon see themselves as such. Your Eyewitness isn’t too het up by the 39% pass rate at Social Studies; God knows that’s one curriculum that needs a serious makeover. Why should 11-year-olds have to know the names of the Ministers in the Government – especially now that Granger has expanded their number to 30+?? Isn’t that cruel and inhuman treatment?After an abysmal showing in English some years ago, the Ministry of Education (MoE) made a big push and inched up the pass rate. This year, the push was on in Maths, and while the latter saw some improvement (42% now got more than 50% of the marks for a “pass”!!) the performance in English dropped by a corresponding number. Could it be that the brains of most kids can take about only a certain amount of information, so that as one area expands, another contracts?? Like squeezing a balloon?Frankly, your Eyewitness really believes too much useless stuff’s being crammed into our children’s heads, and at too early an age. Remember these kids were already tested and scored in Grade 2 and Grade 4, and those marks were added to the Grade 6 marks!! It’s all rote learning, and if you read the interviews of the top flyers, you’ll see that, in addition to being in school from 8am to 5pm daily, they had extra lessons plus coaching with dedicated mothers and fathers. That’s a whole lot of cramming!But back to the bottom 50%. And inordinate number of these are from hinterland and rural schools; for example, Region 1 couldn’t get a single pupil to qualify for the five “premier schools” in Georgetown. And that’s the clue right there, isn’t it? The primary schools in the rural and hinterland areas are as “un-premier” as the secondary schools – with less qualified teachers and substandard facilities. There is also the question of the relevance of the curriculum to their lives.Georgetown is still Guyana!!…with the campaignThe PNC-led coalition is in full campaign mode – as they’ve been since the NCM vote last December. While some believe their delaying tactics in the High, Appellate and CCJ Courts since then are designed to get their rigging apparatus in place, it’s also clear that they don’t want to rig too heavily; hence the their full court press electorate of the electorate, on Government time and funds. Their latest foray was described by the Chronic when three well-garlanded Ministers were shown and described, promising the residents of BV-Triumph the sun and the moon. It wasn’t coincidental that the Government slate got a run for their money from some independents in BV. The PNC’s following “Campaigning 101” by focusing on the fence-sitters.But now that the Cabinet and President stands resigned, and the Government must just ensure that services are upkept, what about the Caretaker Convention on state funds not being used for campaigning? The PNC, of course, will blithely proceed as if their status hasn’t changed.Hope the non-governmental parties propose a stop-order to the CCJ!…with a new WI?Your Eyewitness is of the firm belief that all good things come to an end. Problem is, when the “good thing” is a human being, they just can’t accept it.Chris Gayle shouldn’t be allowed to play on against India.
When Scott was born, he sold his old muscle car to pay for family outings. Father and son were working on restoring a pair of classic cars together, funded by his side jobs. He never missed Jessica’s basketball games. After the sound of the funeral bagpipes faded away and the last hug dissolved, his friends ensured that the family didn’t feel forgotten. A bunch of cops came out to paint the house, some others invited the Sellehs over for Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas. But The Canyon Club event is something bigger, with Rick Dees emceeing the night, three bands and donated auction items ranging from a signed David Beckham jersey to backstage passes to meet Elton John in Las Vegas. Though ticket sales have been slow in the early days, organizers hope to raise $100,000 for the family. “I just really feel for his family,” said Jodi Galvin, a deputy city attorney who worked with Selleh on a gang task force. “Mike is the kind of guy you don’t even realize how much you depend on until he’s gone.” Selleh had done the same thing for his old partner, Tony Stavropoulos, who got cancer a few years ago. After his partner died, Selleh organized a charity golf tournament and continued to look after his survivors. “It’s all one big LAPD family,” said Kevin McNamee, a Woodland Hills chiropractor and reserve police officer. “If you didn’t know Mike, you still know the spirit of the LAPD. The hardest time for the family is after the funeral service is done, but the police really want to keep taking care of them.” That’s what his old friend would have wanted, Smart said. No matter how hard he threw himself into his job, Selleh always made sure to get home to Barbara and the kids. When he no longer could, the men and women who served alongside him made sure they’d be there in his stead. “Life is fragile,” Smart said, his eyes rimmed with red. “But the content of his character is his greatest legacy. These guys would have taken a bullet for him.” firstname.lastname@example.org 818-713-3738 WANT TO GO? WHAT: Mike Selleh Benefit Concert WHEN: 6 p.m. Nov. 11 WHERE: The Canyon Club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills INFORMATION: Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster or by calling Detective Glenn McConnell at 818-374-7883. For more information, visit MikeSelleh.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On the early morning of July 29, Detective Mike Selleh threw his leg over his motorcycle, drove off from his Simi Valley home and never came back. The Los Angeles Police Department narcotics investigator was on his way to an off-duty gig guarding a movie set when he got caught up in a terrible crash on the Hollywood Freeway. He died in the crash, leaving behind a wife, two kids, unpaid bills and a highly respected legacy. It was a particularly tragic day for the LAPD – Officer David Rodriguez, 29, died in an off-duty crash just hours apart from Selleh and Chief William Bratton’s mother died in Boston. Hundreds of cops turned out for Selleh’s funeral in their dress blues to say goodbye. Now, the friends and colleagues who worked and laughed alongside him are uniting again, organizing a benefit concert for Nov. 11 at The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Unable to fill the hole Selleh left behind, they instead aim to offer comfort to his widow, Barbara; son, Scott; and daughter, Jessica. “LAPD is great at doing funerals – we dress up, salute, say kind words, the bagpipes play and the chief comes to hold the hands of the family,” Lt. Tom Smart said. “But an hour later, it’s all wrapped up and the family’s left with the mess.” Smart met Selleh when they were both starting their careers in the early 1980s and the two became close friends. He remembers the detective as a bearlike man with a brushy mustache, strong work ethic and playful sense of humor. While Selleh won the respect of his colleagues for his dedication to the job, Smart said it was at home that the big cop really thrived. His own father died when he was 7, so Selleh strove to involve himself as deeply as possible in his own kids’ lives.
Tottenham star Dele Alli insists Spurs’ humbling Europa League exit will be forgotten if they go on to win the Premier League title.The north Londoners suffered a chastening 5-1 aggregate defeat to Borussia Dortmund after going down 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Thursday night.But they remain in the hunt for a first league title since 1961, sitting just five points behind leaders Leicester in second place with eight games remaining.Manager Mauricio Pochettino again rotated his squad for the tie against the German side, but Alli knows that policy will be justified if they catch and then overhaul the Foxes.“We know we are a great team,” said the England midfielder.“We can’t let this dishearten us. We’ve got to keep the form we’ve had in the Premier League and carry on until the end of the season.“If we win the league this will be forgotten.“It’s a bit of a blow for the confidence but it’s important that we keep our heads up and in the next game get the three points and get back on track.“We are second in the league, five points behind Leicester. It’s important we don’t think about that too much and don’t get carried away too much with ourselves.“It’s just about taking each game as it comes and hopefully being up there at the end of the season.”It was Tottenham’s tenth outing in the Europa League this season, with Pochettino’s men having travelled close to 11,000 miles, and Alli says they will be better for the experience next season.“We are a young team, and it was a great learning curve for a lot of the players,” he added. “I’m still 19 and have got a lot to learn and this is a great club to do that with.“I’ve played in a lot of the Europa League games and I’ve learned something new in every game so it’s been good.“There have been a lot of great experiences for me and to be doing it with these boys and such a young team is a great achievement, and I am looking forward to next season.” 1 Tottenham starlet Dele Alli
It became law after 1978’s Proposition 13 capped property tax rates for Californians and diminished the ability of cities and districts to fund new roads, schools and infrastructure needed to support development. Developers are required to disclose the tax to homebuyers, who sign a form indicating they were informed of the tax. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 email@example.com 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “The developer would pay for the costs to do the community facilities district. Based on that we green-lighted it,” Riccio said. The school district has hired a tax consultant to help form the tax district. By building in a Mello-Roos district, home builders can avoid paying Eastside’s developer fee of $2.48 a square foot for each home – about $4,960 for an average-size new house of 2,000 square feet. The four-school district has nearly 2,900 pupils, up by more than 100 youngsters from the previous school year. A fifth school, Columbia Elementary, is under construction. The special tax districts are allowed to be formed under the Mello-Roos Act of 1982, named after the two state legislators who penned the law. LANCASTER – Eastside Union School District is in the process of forming its first special tax district on a new housing tract to help finance the building of more schools. A housing developer has expressed interest about forming a Mello-Roos community facilities district, which would allow the home builder to pass through to homebuyers the school-building fees rather than pay them before houses are built. “Instead of builder fees that come in small amounts, we get a larger chunk of money up front,” Eastside Superintendent Greg Riccio said. “We need to be acquiring land. Based on projected growth, every three to four years we would be opening a new school. You drive around and you can see there is going to be a greater trajectory in terms of growth than we have ever had in the past.” The developer is Pacific Communities, which is planning 300 homes in an area bordered by Avenues K and L and 30th and 40th Streets East, Riccio said.
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has revealed he asked for Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s advice regarding the club’s new manager.Bayern axed head coach Carlo Ancelotti in September after a poor start to the season.The German champions are now looking for a new manager and they have been linked with ex Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel.And now Bayern’s president, Hoeness, has revealed he spoke with Guardiola – who managed the club for three seasons from 2013 to 2016 – about who to appoint.“It was a friendly meeting between us and of course we exchanged ideas,” Hoeness is quoted as saying by Diario Sport“I informed him who we will be appointing and this will be announced in the coming days, but he approved of the decision.“We renewed our friendship and it was a productive meeting, but it was nothing more than that.” Pep Guardiola was asked for his advice on Bayern’s new manager 1
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