The athletics of Jeddah: “Seeing him here is a dream … I lived the Calderon!”

first_imgOne dressed in blue, two with scarves. The three impatient in the entrance hall of Al-Ahli. The three were waiting for Atlético with the joy of the host he receives at home. Not to. They are called Mohammed Al-Naged (32 years old), Adel Alblawi (25) and Kamal Sameay (25), they are from Jeddah and They are part of the Saudi athletic club. “I was at Vicente Calderón! I lived it!” Who claims is Mohammed, the oldest, one of the founders. He says that Atlético comes from his crib, that he fell in love on TV, that the first time he traveled to Spain was to see him. “Now be here, for the Super Cup, It is the dream of my life: At Atlético-Barça we will be 50 of the rock. Look, look at the banner. “And the sample. Written in Arabic, it has the red and white colors.“MY favorite Atlético player always it will be Torres“, adduces to his side Adel, because Mohammed chooses and goes to the past:”Tiago Mendes! Never anyone like him. Good, Gabi. The two “. Kamal’s is also historical,”Godin “. Now, they agree: “Koke “. The captain, his heir. They will yell at you a lot today. He’s at home. “And this title is from Atlético”, close Adel. You will see them here too. In the Wanda Metropolitano it has already done so.last_img read more

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$209.4M spent on overseas trips for President

first_imgFollowing inquiries from the parliamentary Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic, it was revealed that a total of $209.4 million has been spent by the coalition Government since it came to office in 2015 for the travelling expenses of President David Granger and his entourage.According to information seen by Guyana Times, Granger completed a total of 37 official trips overseas between May 16, 2015 and November of this year. This includes almost a dozen trips overseas in 2015, costing some $57.5 million.In 2016, Granger made eight trips at a total cost of $44.7 million. In 2017, he made a similar number of trips for marginally less – $42.7 million. For the year 2018, the President completed 10 overseas trips, costing $64.4 million. These expenses are outside of the cost of medical attention for the President.Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, in whose name the questions were originally posed, had also questioned what short and long-term benefits Guyana gained from those trips. In his reply, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon related that the trips were for advancing Guyana’s foreign policy objectives.The benefits include, according to Minister Harmon, having Guyana’s territorial case referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and advancing the Government’s much-vaunted Green State Development Strategy (GSDS).“The attendance at the international conferences and meetings provided his Excellency and delegation with an opportunity to bring to the attention of the global community, issues of concern to Guyana.”“Participation in the high-level encounters provided the President with the opportunity to meet world leaders and to discuss ways to elevate our bilateral cooperation programmes,” Harmon stated in correspondence accompanying the data.The Minister noted that besides the territorial case and securing funding for renewable energy projects, Government was able to secure offers in capacity building for the oil and gas sector from various countries.“In 2018, Guyana became a founding member of the International Solar Alliance and will be benefitting from expertise, training and equipment as a result of its membership. Other overseas trips were made to the World Water Forum in Brasilia, as well as the Global Environment Facility Assembly in Vietnam.“It must be recognised that Guyana, as a small member of the international community, must ensure it is represented and its voice heard, if it is to be respected and taken seriously,” Harmon added.Foreign policyA major cornerstone of Guyana’s foreign policy has been its territorial integrity case with neighbouring Venezuela. Since Guyana submitted its memorial on Jurisdiction to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) last month, a date was set for the Venezuelan Government to submit its own counter memorial.This was revealed only last week by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge, during his contribution to the budget debate. According to the Minister, April 18, 2019 has been set for Venezuela to submit its counter memorial.When US oil giant ExxonMobil announced the first of multiple oil finds in local waters in 2015, Venezuela renewed its claim to two-thirds of Guyana’s territory. Venezuela has been against oil exploration in Guyana’s Stabroek Block, where multiple oil deposits were found by ExxonMobil, and has since renewed the claim to the Essequibo region.On January 30, 2018, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres concluded that the Good Offices Process – which the parties had engaged in for almost 30 years – had failed to achieve a solution to the border controversy – and chose the ICJ as the next means of settlement, for which Guyana has long been advocating.Sir Shridath Ramphal and Ambassador Audrey Waddell are assisting Minister Greenidge. The United States has since announced that it supports Guyana’s case.Prior to 2015, the then Opposition A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) had constantly criticised Government-funded trips for the President and Government officials.last_img read more

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West Ham star pulls out of international fixtures due to injury

first_imgWest Ham defender Winston Reid has been forced to pull out of New Zealand’s double header against China and Thailand with a leg injury and will focus his efforts on being fit for the Hammers’ next Premier League game against Everton.Reid was forced to leave the field against Stoke last week with a dead leg and aggravated the problem once again during the 0-0 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday.Sam Allardyce is keen to make sure Reid does not make the injury any worse by travelling half way around the world and New Zealand manager Anthony Hudson fully understands the decision for him to pull out.With West Ham currently sitting in the top four, Allardyce will not want to risk losing his star defender for a lengthy period and hopes the two-week international break will help clear up the problem.Reid said: “First and foremost I want to express my disappointment that I cannot be involved in these upcoming games in China and Thailand.“It was a decision that was made after the game since my injury that occurred the previous weekend away at Stoke.“We are starting on a new cycle with a new environment, a new coach and new young players. For me to be able to captain the team and country is a very big honour and responsibility that I intend to live up to.“I look forward to following the team in these upcoming games and even more to take part again in March.” Winston Reid 1last_img read more

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Suspects held in drunken road rage wreck

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The injured driver and passenger fled from the vehicle, but were quickly detained by witnesses, he said. The Rodeo and fence were badly damaged. The driver of the Mercedes, which sustained minor damage, was not injured, Dunnet said. It appeared road rage was a factor and alcohol may have been involved. _ Daily News wire services VAN NUYS – A motorist and his passenger were in jail today after they crashed into another car and ruined a golf course fence during a case of suspected drunken road rage, police said. The spat began at around 8 p.m. Friday when witnesses reported a westbound Isuzu Rodeo recklessly tailgating a Mercedes Benz on Sherman Way near Valjean Avenue, Los Angeles police Sgt. Cameron Dunnet said. When the Mercedes tried to get out out of the way, the passenger in the Rodeo hung out the window to make an obscene gesture. The Rodeo then lost control and crashed into a chain-link fence at the Van Nuys Golf Course on Victory Boulevard, Dunnet said. 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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Hunger no stranger in this area

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Events held across the country today will draw attention to the plight of people dodging hunger and show how others can help. Crawford saw more people each week during May than before. The pantry distributed 1,000 pounds of food a day in 2005. In the first quarter of 2006, the volume rose to 1,600 pounds a day, a 60 percent rise. About 800 families, including 1,200 children, actively rely on the pantry, whose food is given free. A recent food drive by mail carriers netted about 32 tons of food, but that will last only about 2 1/2 months, Crawford said. Food bank activists use the term “food insecure” for people with limited or iffy access to healthy food, even if they might not be experiencing immediate pain from hunger. In Los Angeles County, 957,000 people are food insecure, said Darren Hoffman, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. He said that is one-third of the 2.9 million statewide who cannot reliably afford food. He said Santa Clarita’s population of families that can’t afford food mirrors the 8 percent in the county, the hunger capital of the nation. SANTA CLARITA – Local food-giveaway groups, helping even more people this year than last, do not need reminding that today is National Hunger Awareness Day. One group attributes a higher demand for its services to the bite that gasoline takes from budgets, although gas prices are down a bit from the recent peak. “I think people get to a certain level of frustration before they act on it, and gas prices are hurting if they have $10 in their pocket that’s supposed to last the next two weeks,” said Belinda Crawford, executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. “If they don’t have money to buy gasoline, they can’t get to work.” The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Santa Clarita is about $3.33, up 44 cents from April and up $1 from a year ago, said Marie Montgomery, a spokeswoman for the Automobile Club of Southern California. Other local charity groups are feeling the pinch. School-based food drives help stock the Hunger Defense Fund’s shelves, but donations are fewer when students hit the beach in summer. The outlet distributes about 2,000 pounds of food during its four open hours weekly, and 25 percent more families – 40 a day in 2006, up from 30 in 2005, are being served, a spokeswoman said. “The week of Thanksgiving (is the busiest), but May 27 was our second-highest day ever since the food pantry opened,” said Wendi Lancy, an administrative assistant for the group. Sixty-one families visited in two hours. Last year, about 2,400 people registered for help. People are asked to donate $2 a box. More people are applying for food stamps and social services, said Lupe Lopez, director of the local office of the Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services. Twenty-eight percent more visited the agency’s emergency food pantry in May than in April, she said. “We’re starting to see more people who were making it on their own without using any public services – the low-income and low-middle-income person who was just eking by,” she said. “Some families – to keep a roof over their heads – are starting to go without food.” The agency’s pantry offers fresh bread and pastries every day, and there is no charge for food. Volunteers have begun dispensing up to six loaves at a time – and recipes for bread pudding, bread crumbs, croutons and stuffing – to save on waste or gasoline for more trips. The pantries coordinate their schedules to better meet the demand. Income guidelines for the SCV Food Pantry and the county’s food bank are the same: annual income cannot exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty level, so a family of four must earn less than $28,275 a year. A 2002 study found 16 percent of households in Santa Clarita earn less than $29,999 a year. Food donations peak during the holidays, but the need swells in summer when donations drop and children who receive free school lunches spend more time at home. More than 6,800 children participate in elementary-school meal programs. About 5,200 are given free meals, and 1,650 receive reduced-price meals. In the Castaic School District, more than one-third of children – 1,250 students – receive meal assistance, said Pavel Matustik, chief administrator of the Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency. A summer feeding program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides daily free lunches for about 1,300 children whose families have low incomes. About 7 percent of the 22,000 students in the William S. Hart Union High School District qualify for meal assistance. Free bag lunches are provided for qualifying students at six summer-school sites. The city shares federal funds with these groups. A 2005 grant given to the SCV Food Pantry helped buy a new freezer, and $5,000 granted in 2006 helped fund a children’s milk-money program. The city gave Single Mothers Outreach $10,000 last year and has promised another $10,000 this year. judy.orourke@dailynews.com (661) 257-5255 LOCAL FOOD BANKS The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry 24133 Railroad Ave., Newhall (661) 255-9078 Food distributed from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. Special hours: for those who work, 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month; for seniors, 9 a.m. to noon the third Friday of the month. For Acton residents, the pantry is open at the Acton Presbyterian Church from 10 to 11:30 a.m., on the second Thursday of the month. Hunger Defense Fund 26450 Ruether Ave. Suite 208 Canyon Country (661) 299-9273 Food distributed from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Arrangements can be made to drop off food at other times. Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services 24271 San Fernando Road, Newhall (661) 254-0070 The food pantry is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Proof of income and picture identification or self-certification required. Single Mothers Outreach 18333 Dolan Way, Suite 208 Canyon Country (661) 298-9593 Food pantry open to those in the group’s database from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Santa Clarita Valley School Food Services Agency For information on eligibility and programs, call (661) 295-1574.160Want 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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LaLiga news: Real Madrid lure emerging talent away from city rivals Atletico

first_img Hernandez (right) impressed while on loan at Copa del Rey finalists Alaves last season Real Madrid have announced the signing of left-back Theo Hernandez from city rivals Atletico.The 19-year-old will be presented at the Bernabeu on Monday after completing a move for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around 26million euros.Hernandez has yet to play a first-team game for Atletico but impressed while on loan at Copa del Rey finalists Alaves last season.Real announced the France Under-20 international has signed a six-year deal with the LaLiga champions.A statement on Real’s website read: “Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have agreed the transfer of Theo Hernandez, who will be contracted to the club for the next six seasons.“The player will be presented next Monday, 10 July at 7:30 pm, in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, after undergoing the corresponding medical examination.”Atletico added on their own website: “The player, who was under contract until 2021, has rejected several times the renewal offers and the offers of different European clubs to hire his services, as well as stating repeatedly his firm desire to play for Real Madrid.” 1last_img read more

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United refuse to sell Pogba, Arsenal striker to Juventus, Spurs players to leave

first_img RANKED targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Arsenal’s 20-year-old English striker Stephy Mavididi is in talks over a permanent move to Juventus – after playing on loan with Preston and Charlton last season. (The Sun)Rangers’ move to bring 30-year-old Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty back to the Ibrox from Scottish rivals Hearts is expected to go through over the next few days. (Edinburgh Evening News)Newcastle United will have to pay a fee if they choose to sign Venezuelan striker Salomon Rondon, 28, on a permanent deal next summer, after West Brom triggered a one-year extension. (The Sun)Everton’s 23-year-old defender Cuco Martina is weighing up loan deals with Championship sides Stoke and Middlesbrough. (Liverpool Echo) LATEST Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United for Barcelona, but the Premier League club are refusing to sell him this summer. (The Sun)Meanwhile, Arsenal are confident of keeping Aaron Ramsey at the club, despite reported interest from Barcelona, Lazioand teams in the Chinese Super League. (Daily Mirror)Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he is planning to stay at Tottenham for the long haul, having been linked with the jobs at Real Madrid or Chelsea last season. (Daily Mirror)The Spurs boss has also admitted a number of players are likely to leave before the transfer deadline, despite the north London club not making any signings this summer. (Sky Sports)But French midfielder Moussa Sissoko has told supporters he will be staying at Spurs – FULL STORY Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Manchester City youngster Oleksandr Zinchenko could be set for a loan move to Real Betis or Girona in Spain, after the 21-year-old Ukrainian rejected a permanent move to Wolves this summer. (Daily Mirror)Leicester manager Claude Puel hopes to loan out some of his fringe players before the international transfer window, and the window that allows loans to Football League clubs, closes at the end of August. (Leicester Mercury)Real Madrid are unhappy with Inter Milan after the Italian giants made an approach for Croatia midfielder Luka Modric without speaking to them first. (Mundo Deportivo) 3 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Sissoko has told Spurs fans he is staying – we’ve heard reports of street parties across north London celebrating the news… Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Latest talKSPORT.com headlines and exclusives…center_img Pogba has alluded to problems at United – but the club are not willing to sell him Here’s a round-up of the latest news, rumours and gossip from Thursday’s newspapers and online… targets moving on REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Harry Redknapp believes Liverpool can win the Premier League this seasonAlan Brazil thinks Manchester United should ‘get rid’ of Paul PogbaWhile Dean Saunders thinks Jose Mourinho should end his quarrel with the France World Cup winner for the sake of the clubBarnsley CEO Gauthier Ganaye  joined Jim White to explain why he felt compelled to reach out to a fan suffering with depressionEverton’s director of football Marcel Brands reveals an agent tried to gain £50k from sending Kurt Zouma to the ToffeesHe also warned fans of the Merseyside club he expects to see several more departures before the transfer window shuts for goodAdrian Clarke believes Petr Cech should remain Arsenal’s No.1 ahead of Bernd Leno 3 3last_img read more

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ANOTHER PLAYER FROM DONEGAL TO GET A WINDFALL ON WINNING STREAK

first_imgDONEGAL’S winning streak on Winning Streak continues.Another player from Donegal will take part in next Saturday’s RTE gameshow after his name was picked out this evening.Shaun Diver from Derrybeg will come home with at least €25k after next week’s show. And if the 39-year-old Gaoth Dobhair man gets to spin the wheel, he’ll have a chance to scoop half a million euro.Friends have been inundating Shaun with ‘good luck’ messages since his name was drawn during tonight’s edition of the show – the winner walked away with almost €80,000.Celtic-mad Shaun – a stalwart of the local GAA club as well as Gweedore United – will appear on next Saturday’s programme.Friends and family will travel to Dublin on Saturday morning for the recording of the show. His appearance will be the 12th by someone from Donegal in just over a year.“We’re delighted for Shaun,” said one friend tonight.“Celtic beat Dundee Utd 6-2 today so he’s a very happy man.” ANOTHER PLAYER FROM DONEGAL TO GET A WINDFALL ON WINNING STREAK was last modified: February 17th, 2013 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) Tags:ANOTHER PLAYER FROM DONEGAL TO GET A WINDFALL ON WINNING STREAKlast_img read more

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DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: NEW DATE FOR U12 ELITE BLITZ

first_imgNEWS from the Donegal Ladies Gaelic Football Association:U12 Development BlitzThe original date for this blitz was the 9th August. As the county men’s team are playing in the quarter finals in Croke Park on this day we are proposing to change this blitz to the 16th August. The LGFA want clubs to send their best 11 players for what is a 9-a-side tournament, in essence most girls should have been born in 2002. No club will be allowed to bring more than 11 players. Venue to be confirmed. U13 competition.Entries for this competition should be in at this stage. If any other clubs would like to enter could they let county secretary Siobhan Coyle know asap.(The following clubs have entered: Glenfin, Downings, Moville, Dungloe, Cloughaneely, N.Muire, Buncrana, Termon, Fanad Gaels, St Eunan’s, Convoy, St Naul’s, Red Hughs, N. Columba, N.Conaill)U16 Competition Round 1 games in this competition must all be completed by the 5th August.ChampionshipNext round of Championship will take place on Sunday 10th August with the following fixtures:Senior Semi Finals (1st Leg)Moville v Termon Glenfin v MilfordIntermediate Semi Finals (1st Leg)Four Masters v ConvoyGaoth Dobhair v Aodh Ruadh/Ardara …Junior Semi Finals (1st Leg)Buncrana v N. ConaillCarndonagh v DungloeJunior B Quarter Finals (1st Leg)Glenswilly/N.Muire v Termon BKillybegs v Lifford(Referees for championship are appointed by county board. Home club pays the referee)Donegal v KerryGame is in Birr, Co Offaly (4pm) next Monday August 4.DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: NEW DATE FOR U12 ELITE BLITZ was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalLGFAnewsU12 blitzlast_img read more

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Round-up: Austin, McCarthy, Caulker, Moses, Bees win, Middlesex miss out

first_imgLes Ferdinand has told West London Sport that QPR have not received an approach from Newcastle for Charlie Austin.There have been numerous reports that the Magpies are looking to sign Austin, but Ferdinand says they have not made a move for the striker.The Rangers director of football also insisted his club would not lower the asking prices for Austin or Matty Phillips, who is wanted by West Brom.QPR have also dismissed an approach from West Brom for defender Steven Caulker.But the R’s, beaten 1-0 by Monaco in a friendly in Italy today, could lose Alex McCarthy – the goalkeeper is being targeted by Crystal Palace.Palace are looking to take keeper McCarthy to Selhurst ParkIn terms of transfer speculation, the Daily Mail say West Ham are considering offering Matt Jarvis and Kevin Nolan as part of an exchange deal for Austin, while Celtic have been linked with Chelsea youngster Kenneth Omerou.Meanwhile, Stoke boss Mark Hughes believes Chelsea could block his attempts to sign Victor Moses.Brentford’s pre-season campaign is under way. They won their first match under new head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen, beating FC Farense 3-0 in Portugal.The Bees have also sold striker Will Grigg to Wigan for an undisclosed fee.And in cricket, Middlesex came up three wickets short of what would have been an amazing final-day victory against Somerset.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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